Thursday, April 2, 2009

Odell Woodcut No 2 debuts June 1st

It's been nearly 8 months since the Odell Brewing Company of Fort Collins, Colorado debuted it's inaugural Woodcut Oak Aged beer series and later this month they will roll out their second edition of these batches.

I had the pleasure of being on hand last August for the tapping party for their Woodcut No. 1 batch and if this batch is as good as their first then it should sell out quick. The following statement was released earlier today from Odell Brewing.

Odell Brewing Releases Woodcut No. 2 Oak Aged Golden Ale

[PRESS RELEASE] On June 1, 2009, Odell Brewing will release the second barrel aged beer in its Woodcut series.

Woodcut No. 2, an oak aged golden ale, was brewed over six months ago on the brewery’s pilot brewing system. The golden ale has been aging in virgin oak barrels and will bottle condition in cork finish, 750 ml bottles.

Crafted with fine specialty malts and hops, Woodcut No. 2 is a golden copper color. The rich toffee-like malt character is balanced by soft tannins. Freshly cut wood and vanilla bean aromas compliment the beer’s smooth finish.

Odell Brewing’s inaugural Woodcut offering was named one of the best beers of 2008 by Draft Magazine and Modern Brewery Age magazine. “Odell Brewing is pushing into new waters with grace and success with the Woodcut Series,” Draft Magazine.

Only 175 cases of the Woodcut No. 1 were released, and the beer sold out in one week. The second release will be limited to 350 cases, all hand signed and numbered.

Eager beer enthusiasts can celebrate the release of Woodcut No. 2 at the brewery’s Tap Room on June 1, 2009 at 2:00 pm. Bottles will be available for purchase for $24.99. To learn more, visit www.woodcutbeer.com.

Odell Brewing is a proud sponsor of the Cicerone Certification program and an award winning brewery, nationally and internationally: 2008 North American Beer Awards – gold medal for 5 Barrel Pale Ale. 2008 World Beer Cup® – gold medal for IPA, silver medal for Double Pilsner, silver medal for Cutthroat Porter. 2007 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for IPA, silver medal for Easy Street Wheat, bronze medal for Extra Special Red. 2007 Stockholm International Beer Festival – bronze medal for 5 Barrel Pale Ale. 2007 Australian International Beer Awards – silver medal for 90 Shilling, silver medal for Cutthroat Porter, silver medal for Easy Street Wheat and bronze medal for 5 Barrel Pale Ale.

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Late Update (April 17, 2009):

Odell just put out an email stating that the debut of Woodcut No. 2 has been delayed until June 1st due to the bottles not being carbonated enough yet. All bottles are 100% bottle conditioned and Odell's simply won't release the bottles until they are ready. Stay tuned for further updates.

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- Odell Brewing Tap Room

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