Saturday, May 30, 2009

St. Lupulin and the Twitter bird

Odell BrewingWhat does a mythical patron saint of hops and a Twitter inspired bird have in common? Both of them are new beers being released from Odell Brewing Company of Fort Collins Colorado today. There will be a lively celebration at the Odell Brewing tasting room today between 12 noon and 6pm. Odell will be releasing St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale - their new Summer seasonal. Also at the same time, Odell will debut it's unique Twitter inspired beer - Blackbird, a dark Schwarzbier.

The official tapping toast for both beers will be held at 3:00pm Mountain time. Doug Odell himself will be on-hand to tap these new beers.

St. Lupulin joins the latest line of seasonal beers including the Odell Red which debuted earlier in the year. St. Lupulin is a hopped up American Pale Ale that is sure to please summer beer drinkers.

Blackbird was crafted based on input from Twitter users who follow Odell Brewing. Earlier in the year, the Twitter nation was allowed to vote on the style, ABV strength and the name of this brew including being allowed to design the label for this brew. Blackbird is a Schwarzbier, a malty dark brew that weighs in at a hefty 7% ABV. Followers on Twitter will be able to finally taste this collaborative brew for the first time today.

Odell Release Party

All afternoon during the tapping celebration there will be live music. The Big South String Band will play from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Then after the toast at 3pm, Dinero will play from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

Odell will be offering up $3.00 pints of their brew as well as growlers all day long. Unfortunately, no taster trays will be available today.

I'm hoping to make it down for the toast this afternoon. If you happen to be there today look for me. I'll be wearing either my Odell Small Batch Beer Festival shirt from last year or my Fermentedly Challenged t-shirt.

Odell Brewing is currently undergoing an expansion as well. Normally this would have been the day for their annual Small Batch Beer Fest but construction forced the cancellation of that fest for this year. It'll be back next year bigger and better than ever.

Stop back on Monday afternoon also for the tapping of their Woodcut No 2 Golden Ale. Should be another great oak aged beer!

Related articles:
- Full coverage of the Odell Twitterbrew release party.
- Odell Woodcut No 2 release day June 1st.
- Participate in the Odell Twitterbrew project.
- Odell drops, adds beers.

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