A new year means plenty of new beer, and this week we are here to provide you with a look at the 2020 Release Calendar from Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado).
As is the case with most beer release calendars around these parts, we have posted Great Divide’s full 2020 Release Calendar below for you to sift through at your own leisure. With that said, there are a few exciting new releases and changes that we would like to point out real quick. Let’s get to it:
Previously only available as a part of the brewery’s Tank Farm Series of limited releases, Strawberry Rhubarb Sour will be promoted to Year-Round status in April of 2020.
Car Camper, a Hazy Pale Ale spotlighting Sabro hops, will also join Great Divide’s Year-Round lineup in April. Car Camper will have availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft.
The Tank Farm Series will see the addition of Coffee Porter, a special collaboration project with Denver’s Pablo’s Coffee. Here is how Matt Sandy, Marketing Manager at Great Divide, describes this new brew: “I am particularly excited about our collaboration with Pablo’s Coffee. Though it sounds simple on the surface, this is one of the more multifaceted beers we’ve brewed. Whiskey barrels that once held Barrel Aged Yeti Imperial Stout were filled with green coffee beans and aged to perfection. The beans were then roasted, ground and given back to us to brew this Coffee Porter. We’ll be releasing the beer in February and some of remaining the barrel aged beans will be available at Pablo’s locations.”
The Wood Werks Barrel Series will transition to 16 oz. cans this year and the 2020 lineup will include the following three new offerings: Wood Werks Old Fashioned (March), Wood Werks Golden Sour with Fruit (June), and Wood Werks Double Barrel Belgian (September).
2020 will see four variants of the brewery’s beloved Yeti Imperial Stout: Chocolate Cherry Yeti (February – April), S’mores Yeti (May – July), Pumpkin Yeti **NEW** (August – October), and a yet-to-be-named new Yeti variant (November – December).
Finally, Great Divide will get into the alcoholic sparkling water game in 2020 with the introduction of Whitewater Hard Seltzer. The brewery will release a variety 12-pack with four flavors in the spring.
“Whitewater will be crisp, refreshing and taste like real fruit,” explained Great Divide founder and president, Brian Dunn. “We’re excited to meet the demand for seltzer with a product we’re proud to serve and drink.”
Those are just a few of the highlights, but there are still quite a few new releases and returning fan-favorites left for you to discover on the calendar below. Check it out and get ready for another exciting year with Great Divide Brewing Company in 2020. Prost!
Never one to shy away from beer calendar season,Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado) has stepped forward this week to reveal a 2019 Release Calendar that boasts seven new beers along with updated packaging and formats.
Just as we typically do with all beer calendar-related posts, we have posted Great Divide Brewing Company’s full 2019 Release Calendar below for you to look over at your leisure. With that said, we would be remiss if we did not quickly mention a few of the calendar’s highlights. Let’s go ahead and get those out of the way:
Great Divide’s beloved Yeti Series will introduce two new variants in 2019: Chocolate Cherry Yeti (February) and S’more Yeti (October).
A limited release, one-off Anniversary Ale will surface in May 2019 to commemorate 25 years of brewing excellence at Great Divide.
A yet to be named, limited release Juicy Double IPA is scheduled to debut in October.
The Wood Werks Barrel Series will return in 2019 with the following releases: Saison in Red Wine Barrels (February), Belgian Dark Sour (May), and Old Fashioned (August).
In an effort to “move away from plastic rings”, the brewery’s Year-Round and Seasonal lineup will transition to 6-pack cardboard cartons.
Other format changes will include Strawberry Rhubarb Sour transitioning from 22 oz. bottles to 6-packs of 12 oz. cans in May and Hazy IPA will mark the debut of 4-packs of 16 oz. cans.
That’s all we have for you this time around, but there is still a good amount of info just waiting for you on the calendar below. Be sure to give it a gander that way you are fully prepared for everything Great Divide Brewing Company has in store for you in 2019. Prost!
Great Divide Brewing Co. (Denver, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Wood Werks No. 3 – Barrel-aged Brown Rye Ale in August.
Arriving as the latest offering to come out of Great Divide’s new barrel-aged series that allows its brewers to explore and experiment with a variety of styles in a variety of barrels, Wood Werks No. 3 started life as an Imperial Brown Rye Ale “brewed with copious amounts of malted and flaked rye, accentuating spicy and bready notes.” The beer was then sent to age for 13 months in 10-Year Rye Whiskey barrels so that its “complex malt bill” could pick up “spirited characteristics” from those barrels. This lengthy and careful aging process ultimately paid off by producing a 12.6% ABV Wood Werks No. 3 – Barrel-aged Brown Rye Ale that promises to offer a “smooth and full-bodied finish.”
Wood Werks No. 3 – Barrel-aged Brown Rye Ale will roll out in August and is scheduled to stick around – as long as supplies last – through September 2018. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Great Divide’s distribution footprint. Prost!
Vital Information for Wood Werks No. 3 – Barrel-aged Brown Rye Ale from Great Divide Brewing Co.
Release – Limited/Wood Werks Series, August – September 2018 Style – Rye Ale ABV – 12.6% Treatment – Aged for 13 months in 10-Year Rye Whiskey barrels Suggested Food Pairings – “Pistachio and mustard crusted salmon with arugula & delicata squash salad, aged Dutch Gouda, peach fritters” Availability – 12 oz. bottles & draft Beer Finder – https://greatdivide.com/beer-finder/
Great Divide Brewing Co. (Denver, Colorado) has announced that it is officially launching its Wood Werks Barrel Series with the February release of Wood Werks No. 1 – Belgian-style Sour.
After completing an expansion that allowed an investment in “two temperature and humidity controlled barrel aging rooms”, Great Divide Brewing Co. is now set to expand its barrel-aging program with the launch of the Work Werks Barrel Series. With the capability and capacity to broaden their barrel selection well beyond just whiskey barrels, this new series will now allow the brewery to explore and experiment with a variety of styles including barrel-aged Sour Ales. Each year, the Wood Werks Barrel Series will feature “brand new recipes and styles, each unique and different from the last.”
The first release in this series will be Wood Werks No. 1 – Belgian-style Sour, a Belgian-style Tripel that was “artfully soured for 15 months in red wine barrels and aged on plums.” This lengthy treatment period resulted in a pink-hued, spiced Sour Ale that “has notes of luscious stone fruit with a tart, dry finish and hint of French oak.” This “labor of love and patience” comes in at 9.3% ABV.
The Wood Werks Barrel Series will continue to produce releases throughout 2018. Belgian-style Sour will be followed by a Flemish Sour Brown Ale in May, a Barrel Aged Brown Rye Ale in August, and Barrel Aged Yeti at the end of the year.
Wood Werks No. 1 – Belgian-style Sour will officially release in February and be available as long as supplies last through March. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Great Divide’s distribution network. Prost!
Vital Information for Wood Werks No. 1 – Belgian-style Sour from Great Divide Brewing Co.
Release – Limited/Wood Werks Barrel Series, February 2018 Style – Sour Ale ABV – 9.3% Treatment – Belgian-style Tripel soured for 15 months in red wine barrels and aged on plums Suggested Food Pairings – “Braised short ribs with roasted potato, mushroom, & arugula salad with balsamic, point reyes blue cheese, plum sorbet” Availability – 12 oz. bottles & draft Beer Finder – https://greatdivide.com/beer-finder/