Friday, September 4, 2009

Great Divide expands capacity

Great Divide fermentersOne of Denver's best gets even bigger. The Great Divide Brewing Company of Denver, Colorado just completed adding two new 100 barrel fermenters to their fermentation room and have bumped up their beer making capacity by 15%. The new fermenters were put into place during the latter part of August and are now ready to make more beer.

That's just in time too as Great Divide is planning to use up 1000's of pounds of fresh cut hops to brew up their annual Fresh Hop Pale Ale. This is one of the freshest hoppy beers they make and it will be ready for tasting on October 1st. Not only that, but their Hibernation Ale will also be back in a few more weeks as well.

Great Divide has also been aging a few beers in Stranahan's whiskey-barrels over the last 9 months. Just in time for the GABF will be a barrel-aged version of Yeti Imperial Stout and their Old Ruffian Barley Wine. These big beers hold up well to aging and adding that hint of oak and vanilla to the brew makes them more special.

During the Great American Beer Festival, September 24-26, the Great Divide Tap Room will post extended hours. The Tap Room will be open from 10am until 10pm from Thursday, September 24th through Sunday, September 27th. During this time they will be offering up special 1-time only releases.

Lastly, on Friday September 18th, Great Divide will host their FREE SAMPLE FRIDAY in honor of Denver Beer Fest. You can get up to 8 free samples or Titan, Hercules, Hoss, Yeti and everything else they are pouring that day.

This news and image came from their newsletter dated September 4, 2009.

Related articles:
- Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout review.
- Great Divide Hades Ale review.
- Great Divide St. Bridget's Porter review.
- Great Divide August brewery releases.

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