Thursday, February 26, 2015
February 2015 is officially collab month here at Breckenridge Brewery. How fun is this?!
Today, we are honored to have Robbie O'Cain, Brewmaster at Starr Hill Brewery
in Crozet, VA, here with us! Brewing with our own Bob Harrington and Matt Barnes, the team is carefully executing a special Chocolate Oatmeal Stout that the two breweries formulated together. Robbie shipped ahead malt and barley used in Dark Starr, Little Red RooStarr, and other great Starr Hill stouts, and he carried with him locally sourced Virginia oats. Breckenridge Brewery threw in 200 pounds of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (of Durango, CO) dark chocolate to round out the 50 bbl brew.
With inspiration from the snowstorm outside while they brew, they've just named this indulgent beer, "Snow your Oats."
Friday, February 20, 2015
The year 2015 will be one of growth and innovation for Breckenridge Brewery. With its new farm-inspired brewery campus opening in May, the brewery projects 30% growth in volume and the flexibility to produce more small-batch beers, exciting collaborations, and interesting one-offs. The new brewery in Littleton, Colorado, is wrapping up construction. In addition to the 76,000 square-foot brewery, cellar, and warehouse buildings, the campus includes its Farm House restaurant, which promises an open and welcoming visitor experience with a farm-to-table menu, an outdoor beer garden and music venue, and a world-class tour program.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Our second Barleywine has finally matured
(well, that's one thing around here that's matured),
and we can't wait to share it with you.
Please join us as we pop open some bottles
and indulge in vertical tastings of
6:00pm – 8:00pm
471 KALAMATH ST., DENVER
Come Party Amongst the Fermenters with live music and chocolate/cheese pairings.
PLUS - the first “golden ticket*” will be given to one lucky person!
If you were with us last year, you know that Barleywine Batch #1 is a traditional English-style barley wine cold conditioned for months and then aged in fresh American Oak barrels ~ rich and delectable.
Barleywine Batch #2 offers a new twist on the original. Aged in French oak Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, this year's Barleywine gives off aromas of prune, molasses and wet oak. It hits the palate with more prunes, round maltiness and a bit of hops, with subtle hints of cabernet in the finish.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
New Collaboration with MadTree Brewing from Cincinnati, OH ~ coming soon!
Last week we got to hang out with Jeff Hunt, head brewer of MadTree Brewing, one of Cincinnati Ohio's fastest growing breweries. Jeff came to Colorado to brew a special collaboration beer with us. The beer, Saison Ridge, is made with Colorado spruce tips, Colorado honey and Ohio spice bush berries that Jeff brought with him.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Breckenridge Brewery expands its barrel-aged offerings with the nation-wide release of Barrel Aged 72 Imperial in 22oz bottles. For the first time, the Colorado brewery will package one of its specialty barrel-aged beers in large format and ship it to all 37 states that it distributes in.
This unique release is a whiskey barrel-aged take on the brewery’s Small Batch 72 Imperial
, an imperial chocolate cream stout. For every 100 bbl. batch, 400 lbs. of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
lustrous chocolate, made especially for 72 Imperial, are added to the brew. After spending a considerable amount of time in whiskey-soaked oak barrels, the finished product is molasses in color
and smells of chocolate, wood, and whiskey harmoniously blended together
. The beer has a dense and decadent mouthfeel
and an abundance of rich flavors, including hints of sherry
and dark fruit
that compliment the toasted chocolate and oak notes
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Thanksgiving is one of the best times of year. There's the reunion of families and friends getting together, reminding each other of old memories, and creating new ones. Then there's the over-indulging in delicious, home-cooked food. Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season. For us, it marks that festive time of year when we get to enjoy one of the brewery's longest standing traditions, Christmas Ale.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
As leaves turn and begin to fall, and the inevitable arrival of snow commences, excitement and anticipation for Opening Day of the winter sports season emerges across Colorado. For the second year, Breckenridge Brewery and Never Summer Industries have teamed up for the month of November to celebrate this special time of year. The two Colorado companies have collaborated to create another limited edition, Artist Series snowboard, which will be distributed to bars throughout the United States and given away at unique Opening Day parties.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014