Sunday, May 17, 2009

News from the Great Divide - May 2009

In the "better late than never" category, the Great Divide Brewing Company recently shared news of some new beer releases as well as an upcoming anniversary party.

Great Divide continues to experiment on their beers and find new ways to tempt us. One of my favorite imperial stouts is getting a new added flavor and another imperial wit will be debuted. Here is a run down on the two upcoming releases from the brewery blog itself...

Chocolate Yeti and Double Wit Release Party

Yep, you read it correctly. Chocolate Yeti. Just when you thought the Yeti couldn't get any better.

And a Double Wit? Bet you haven't had one of those before.

Great Divide is excited to release these two brand new seasonal beers. We would love for you to join us for the release party Friday, May 29. Party runs from 6-8pm. $15 admission includes the two new beers and food. No RSVP necessary, but valid ID is required for entry.

About the beers:

Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti: We toned down the hops a bit to allow cocoa nibs to contribute some pleasing bitterness, while vanilla notes from the oak combine with the cocoa to create an aroma and flavor akin to a gourmet chocolate bar. A dash of cayenne keeps things lively, adding just a bit of heat to the finish. A Yeti for summer? Hell yes.

Double Wit: Our more muscular take on the beloved white ales of Belgium. Unmalted wheat and Belgian malted barley give the beer a light body and straw hue, while coriander and curaƧao provide the traditional notes of spice and light acidity. This cloudy, deceptively drinkable creation should be enjoyed without the addition of fruit.

Sign me up for both of those. I'm already a big fan of their Oak Aged Yeti and regular Yeti and with some added chocolate flavor I'm sure this one is going to be good. And the Double Wit, if it's as good as some of the other witbiers I've had lately should be another great addition.

Also recently announced was their upcoming 15th anniversary party. The celebration will happen in their tap room on June 6th in downtown Denver at 2201 Arapahoe Street from 2-7pm. Click on the party invitation to the right for additional details. There will be plenty of beer, food and live music to go around. Should make for a great time. If any of you are planning to go to this party let me know. Rumor has it there will be a special 15th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA being bottled for this occasion.

Related articles:
- Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti review.
- Great Divide Hades Ale review.
- Great Divide looking to change it's image.

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