Friday, October 23, 2009

Odell Brewing controls Mountain Standard time

Odell Mountain StandardThe clocks are changing soon as the US heads back into Standard Time the first week of November and one Colorado brewery is releasing a special brew to celebrate the occasion. Odell Brewing Company of Fort Collins Colorado is announcing the upcoming release of their latest small batch beer - Mountain Standard, Reserve '09 - a deep mahogany ale. Below is the press release issued today, October 23, 2009.

It’s Mountain Standard Time

Beer lovers “fall back” to new Odell brew

[PRESS RELEASE] Fort Collins, Colo. – On November 2, 2009, Odell Brewing will release Mountain Standard, Reserve ‘09. The deep mahogany ale features local organic hops and pays tribute to the region’s oft forgotten time zone.

Mountain Standard pours like a dark malty ale but delivers a distinct hoppy character with the first sip. The brew features generous amounts of organic Cascade and Chinook hops grown on Colorado’s own Western Slope, creating a beer that is pleasing to both the eye and palate.

“We've experimented with locally grown hops for smaller batches brewed on our pilot system, but haven’t been able to find enough hops to extend the beer beyond our tap room,” said Brendan McGivney, head of production who helped with this year’s harvest. “This year we sourced 400 lbs of hops from the Rising Sun Farms in Paonia, CO. We plan to brew one batch every year with each harvest.”

Bottled in 750 ml cork and cage finish bottles, Mountain Standard joins Bourbon Barrel Stout and India Barleywine as part of Odell Brewing’s new line of single serve offerings. The beer retails for approximately $14.99-$15.99 per bottle, and is available in the brewery’s eight state distributor region (90% of which lies in the Mountain Standard Time zone).

On November 2, 2009, when daylight savings time officially ends, Odell Brewing will celebrate the return of Mountain Standard Time and the beer named in its honor with an un-corking celebration at the brewery’s tap room. Festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. and include samples of the new brew paired with local cheeses and live music. For more information, visit

Tapping Party Announcement (click to enlarge)

Odell Brewing was recently named a “Best Company to Work For” in Colorado and is 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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- Odell Brewing to release India Barleywine.
- Odell Brewing readies for Isolation.
- Odell planning for Bourbon Barrel Stout and more.
- Odell Brewing breaks ground on new expansion.
- Odell Blackbird tapping party highlights.

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