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!
Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado) has officially announced that the elusive Barrel Aged Yeti Imperial Stout has reappeared for a limited time and this year it is available in 16 oz. cans.
Created as an attempt to tame the beast that is Great Divide’sYeti Imperial Stout, Barrel Aged Yeti (12.5 % ABV) is a “unique version” of that beloved Imperial Stout that has been “aged for at least 12 months in whiskey barrels.” This extended period of hibernation in the barrels “produces a hugely complex but mellowed Yeti, with its signature roasted flavors, hints of vanilla and oak, and a whiskeyed finish.”
Barrel Aged Yeti hit the Great Divide Tap Rooms – Ballpark and Rino – on October 31 and started rolling out into distribution on November 1, 2019. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 16 oz. cans – a new packaging format for 2019 – and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Great Divide’s distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for Barrel Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
Release – Limited; November – December 2019 Style – Imperial Stout ABV – 12.5% Treatment – Aged for at least 12 months in whiskey barrels Suggested Food Pairings – “Grilled porterhouse steak, Roaring 40s blue cheese, vanilla cheesecake, brownies” Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft Beer Finder – https://greatdivide.com/beer-finder/
Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Releases of S’mores Yeti and Mexican Chocolate Yeti in October 2019.
Arriving as the latest variants of Great Divide’s iconic Yeti Imperial Stout, S’more Yeti and Mexican Chocolate Yeti are here to offer Stout lovers a “sumptuous sensory experience” this fall. To get you further acquainted with these elusive beasts, here are their official descriptions (sourced directly from the brewery’s website):
S’mores Yeti | 9.5% ABV – Reach for S’mores Yeti and find yourself transported to a cozy campfire setting without ever leaving the comfort of your home; though enjoying this decadent treat fireside is definitely encouraged. Enjoy all the tastes of the classic campsite dessert blended with the rich, roasty malt flavor of Yeti Imperial Stout. A beer for telling tales and creating new ones.
Mexican Chocolate Yeti | 9.5% ABV – A very special, and very limited, entry in our venerable Yeti Series, Mexican Chocolate Yeti is a sensory delight. We’ve added a variety of spices, vanilla and coffee to Yeti Imperial Stout to create our version of a traditional champurrado drink. Spiced chocolate drinks have been part of Aztec and Mayan cuisine and culture for centuries, but they have yet to be paired with a Yeti!
“S’mores was a bit of a no-brainer and a Yeti flavor that would crop up often in our brainstorming sessions. Mexican Chocolate Yeti has been a draft-only taproom favorite since we released it in small batches two years ago. We decided it warranted a wider though still limited release.”
– Matt Sandy, Marketing Manager at Great Divide Brewing Company
S’more Yeti and Mexican Chocolate Yeti will both launch in October with availability in 19.2 oz. cans and on draft. S’mores Yeti is scheduled to hang around through December 2019 while Mexican Chocolate Yeti will only be available as long as supplies last. You can expect to find both of these Limited Releases at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Great Divide’s distribution area. Prost!
Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado) has officially launched Chocolate Cherry Yeti Imperial Stout as its latest Seasonal Release.
Arriving as the newest member of Great Divide’s Yeti Clan, Chocolate Cherry Yeti employs the same “roasty malt backbone” found in the iconic Yeti Imperial Stout, “[tweaks] the hop bitterness” a bit, and then receives additions of “sweet and sour cherries and cacao.” Weighing in at a sultry 9.5% ABV, Chocolate Cherry Yeti promises to be “one smooth sipper.”
Chocolate Cherry Yeti is rolling out now and is scheduled to hang around through May 2019. You can expect to find this Seasonal Release available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Great Divide’s expansive distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for Chocolate Cherry Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
Release – Seasonal/Yeti Clan, February – May 2019 Style – Imperial Stout ABV – 9.5% Added Ingredients – Sweet and sour cherries & cacao Suggested Food Pairings – “Braised short ribs, caramelized baby carrots, Danish blue cheese, and vanilla cheesecake with sour cherries” Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft Beer Finder – https://greatdivide.com/beer-finder/
Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado) has announced that it will officially begin the Limited Release of Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout in May 2018.
Surfacing as “the next flavor evolution” in Great Divide’sYeti Clan, Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti is an Imperial Stout that expresses itself by allowing “sweet vanilla tones [to meld] into the oak characteristics” that it picked up while aging. Acting as effortless complements to one another, the vanilla and oak notes go on to be “uplifted by the bold and roasty character we all know and love from Yeti.” With Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti weighing in at a sizable 9.5% ABV, Great Divide promises that “this elusive beast will comfort you by the campfire all summer long, if you can find it.”
Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti will officially release at the start of May and has plans to hang around through August 2018. You can expect to find this new Limited Release Yeti available in 22 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 Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Co.
Release – Limited, May – August 2018 Style – Imperial Stout ABV – 9.5% Added Ingredients – Vanilla Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft Beer Finder – https://greatdivide.com/beer-finder/
Great Divide Brewing Co. (Denver, Colorado) just added some intrigue to the year ahead with the publication of a 2018 Release Calendar that brings news of seven new beers.
Another day means another beer calendar, and we have Great Divide Brewing Co.’s full 2018 Release Calendar available below. You can jump straight to it, or bear with us while we quickly highlight those seven new brews. It’s totally your call . . .
2018 will see the introduction of Great Divide’s Wood Werks series, a new lineup of limited-edition barrel-aged and sour beers. The series will launch in February with Belgian-style Sour, a “Belgian-style tripel that was artfully soured for 15 months in red wine barrels and aged on plums.” Belgian-style Sour will be followed by Flemish Sour Brown with Strawberries in May, and Barrel Aged Brown Rye Ale in August.
Car Camper Gose will roll out in April as the brewery’s new Summer Seasonal. This refreshing little number is a German-style Sour brewed with guava & passionfruit.
Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti will arrive in May as the newest addition to the Yeti Clan. This oak-aged Imperial Stout has “sweet vanilla tones [that] meld into the oak characteristics . . . A pairing fit for a beast, the vanilla and oak are uplifted by the bold and roasty character we all know and love from [Yeti Imperial Stout].”
Back by popular demand, Rumble Oak Aged IPA will return as a part of the Tank Farm series in 2018. It will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft from May through September.
Beginning in May, Great Divide will add Heyday Modern IPA to its Year-Round portfolio. “What’s a Modern IPA you ask? Well, [Great Divide] brewed this beer in response to the shift in taste profile preferences of the modern IPA drinker. It’s slightly hazy (but not a hazy IPA) with abundant hop flavor and aroma of tropical fruit, berry, and melon. This contemporary IPA brings the multifaceted hop profile to the forefront without the expected bitterness and with a lighter body. It’s not “New England” or “hazy” or “west coast” or “English-style”, or “classic”, and it’s definitely not [Titan India Pale Ale]. It’s a modern IPA. Balanced and approachable, Heyday IPA is brewed for the modern Bold Character.”
That covers the new offerings, but there is still plenty to see on the calendar below. Give it a good look so that you can be properly prepared for the Great Divide awesomeness headed your way in 2018. Prost!
Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado) has officially announced that it will be expanding the Yeti Clan in October with the introduction of Chai Yeti.
To create the newest member of the Yeti family, the brewers at Great Divide Brewing decided to take their iconic Imperial Stout back to “the Yeti’s homeland . . . of the Himalayas” and unite this creature of lore with the area’s classic chai spices. Proving to be a perfect union, the “traditional chai spices of cinnamon, green cardamom, black pepper, ginger, nutmeg, and vanilla blend seamlessly with [Chai Yeti’s] rich, roasted malt backbone for a spicy beast fit to tackle Everest.”
“Chai Yeti is a natural fit to the Yeti lineup,” said Brian Dunn, founder of Great Divide Brewing Company. “We thought the chai spices would work well with the chocolate and roasty malt character of Yeti.”
Chai Yeti will officially launch in October and hang around through December of this year. You can expect to find this Seasonal member of the Yeti Clan available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Great Divide Brewing’s distribution footprint. Prost!
Vital Information for Chai Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
Release – Seasonal/Yeti Clan, October to December 2017 Style – Imperial Stout ABV – 9.5% Added Ingredients – Chai Spices: Cinnamon, Green Cardamom, Black Pepper, Ginger, Nutmeg & Vanilla Suggested Food Pairings – “Hearty Sherpa Stew with seasonal vegetables and homemade dumplings; Roasted Butternut Squash & Garlic Naan, Spinach Saag Paneer, Vanilla custard with cinnamon and nutmeg” Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft Beer Finder – https://greatdivide.com/beer-finder/
Looking for that perfect gift for the craft beer lover in your life? Well, Great Divide Brewing Co. (Denver, Colorado) just might have you covered with the release of their Pack of Yetis holiday gift pack.
We know it can a bit challenging at times when it comes to holiday shopping for a craft beer fan, but a variety pack sporting a unique drinking vessel and a selection of award-winning brews is a fantastic place to start. Great Divide Brewing Co. made such a gift a reality when they put together and released the Pack of Yetis. This gift pack consists of a stainless steel carabiner mug that reads, “Yeti In A Coffee Cup Looks Like Coffee In A Coffee Cup” (pictured to the right), and a random selection of three of the five Yeti Imperial Stout variants listed below (22 oz. bottles):