Wednesday, December 9, 2009

After 15 years Tommyknocker offers a Legend

Big anniversaries call for putting out big beers. Tommyknocker Brewery of Idaho Springs, CO is doing just that. In celebration of their 15th anniversary, they have put together a big 10% ABV beer named LEGEND - Olde Oaked Nut Brown Ale. Supposedly, only 1500 of these 12oz bottles have been produced and will be available on Colorado shelves this month.

Here is the press release issued earlier last week that announces this new beer:

Tommyknocker Brewery Releases LEGEND

Idaho Springs, CO (December 4, 2009) - Since they fired up the kettles in 1994, Tommyknocker Brewery has been making award~winning handcrafted brews with very unique style characteristics. On December 12, 2009 Tommyknocker Brewery will celebrate 15 years of rewarding the consumer with it's original brews.

To show their dedication to the art of brewing and the patronage from dedicated customers, Tommyknocker Brewery proudly presents LEGEND. This Olde Oaked Nut Brown Ale commemorates 15 years of award-winning craftsmanship. LEGEND is brewed and aged with toasted Hungarian Oak- a legend of it's own, once the most sought after wood used to build spectacular sailing ships. A generous addition of Crystal, Munich and Chocolate malts, accentuated by a touch of pure maple syrup, create a full-bodied beverage of epic stature. A carefully selected blend of American hops rounds out the finishing malt sweetness of this brew.

LEGEND is a beer that has been in the works for well over a year now at Tommyknocker Brewery. Brewmaster, Steve Indrehus, has spent countless hours developing a unique technique in the oaking process to give this beer an exquisite balance of sweet caramel and smoky notes.

"I used oak in this brew as an ingredient rather than just an aging vessel," says Indrehus. "Utilizing this technique has really brought out notes of spiced vanilla as well as hints of smoky biscuit, harmonized with black pepper and coffee overtones. This beer has really been a fun project for myself and the Tommyknocker brew crew!"

With LEGEND we raise a toast to all of you...our loyal customers!! Without your support over the past 15 years this beer and our business would not be where it is today. We thank each and every one of you for continuing the Tommyknocker tradition of our LEGEND...CHEERS!!

Whether you are on your way to or from your favorite mountain destination, stop in at Tommyknocker Brewery and Pub, Colorado's favorite mountain stop, located at exit 240 in historic downtown Idaho Springs, Colorado. Tommyknocker Brewery and Pub has been producing award winning ales and lagers since 1994, and offers and eclectic variety of pub style food. Experience the Tommyknocker mining legend and enjoy a meal with one of our award winning brews!


Just 5 years ago in 2004, Tommyknocker issued their Imperial Nut Brown Ale (9% ABV) and has been one of their most popular beers. That beer won a Bronze medal at the 2007 GABF. Now LEGEND aims to go one better. Not only is it a bigger, more powerful beer, but also is in much smaller quantities. Grab one of these while they last!

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- Tommyknocker Oaked Butt Head Bock review.
- Tommyknocker Maple Nut Brown Ale review.
- Tommyknocker Ornery Amber Lager review.

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