Great Divide Brewing Co. Unleashes Chocolate Cherry Yeti

Chocolate Cherry Yeti 22oz bottle shotGreat 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/

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Great Divide Brewing Co. Introduces Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti

GDVOAYetiBottleGreat 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’s Yeti 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 Reveals 2018 Release Calendar

GDBClogoGreat 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!

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Great Divide Brewing Co. Introduces Chai Yeti as New Seasonal

Chai-Yeti-bottle-for-pageGreat 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/

Holiday Gift Idea: Pack of Yetis from Great Divide Brewing Co.

yeti_mug_whitebackgroundLooking 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):

The Pack of Yetis is available now for the suggested retail price of $24.99 (price may vary by location) and can be found in select markets within the Great Divide distribution footprint.

greatdividebaglassIf your craft beer compadre prefers a more fanciful approach to his/her drinking experience, Great Divide Brewing also has some limited edition, specialty Barrel Aged glasses available (pictured to the left).  The fine glassware makers at Spiegelau teamed up with representatives from Great Divide, Cigar City Brewing, Green Flash Brewing Co. and Uinta Brewing to design a glass that completely enhances the nuances of barrel-aged beers.  You can order these beauties directly from the brewery’s Hop Shop for $10 each plus shipping (click here to do so).  Side note: If you are really fond of the recipient of these glasses, you can also track down a bottle of Barrel-aged Yeti Imperial Stout – a limited release offering available in December and sold separately – to throw in the box.  Do that and you will instantly become their favorite person.  Guaranteed.

We hope these gift ideas have helped you out, and be sure to check back here often because the Mashing In team will be providing tips and suggestions all holiday season long.  Prost!