Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Grimm Brothers plans releases, firkins and more

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
Loveland's popular brewery has some special plans in store for everyone starting this month and they couldn't wait to let you in on it.

Welcome back Riffraff Dunkelweizen

During a special VIP tasting session last night, Grimm Brothers announced that their newest version of Riffraff Dunkelweizen will be released at a special celebration open to the public on Wednesday, April 11th at 6pm. Come try this new dark wheat brew that was made with a special yeast from the Andechs Monastery in Germany. This is an improved yeast that even better than the domestic yeast they used last year. I had the opportunity to try a sample of Riffraff and it is a wonderful dark roasty wheat brew. It has the same base malts as their Fearless Youth, yet with a mix of wheat and other ingredients. The name Riffraff comes from a story of a group of Hooligans who like to cause trouble.

Get ready for Wednesday Firkins!

Grimm Brothers also announced that starting in May, they will begin offering firkin beer in their taproom on Wednesdays. Grimm Brothers recently acquired several 8-10 gallon firkins and will be featuring them with hand pulls with some special deviations on a weekly basis including some hop infusions and special flavored beers. Something new to look forward to during the mid-week. Rumor has it that they may allow some of their customers and friends to help come up with ideas for their firkin recipes. One suggestion was a dry hopped Little Red Cap. Stay tuned for that.

Grimm Brothers The GriffinThe Griffin to be bottled

This same yeast in Riffraff is now in their new and improved batch of The Griffin - a German-style Hefeweizen. The Griffin, by the way, will be their next beer to be put into bottles at Grimm Brothers. The TTB just approved their labels and just as soon as the new labels arrive, the bottles will be released at all stores who sell their beer. The Griffin now has an improved taste and has more of that wonderful clove, banana and citrus components you expect out of a Hefeweizen.

American Craft Beer Week fun

This year, American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) falls on May 14th through the 20th and Grimm Brothers is planning something fun along with 9 other Northern Colorado breweries that will get you traveling between breweries, tasting different beers and earning your way to winning a special t-shirt. Aaron Heaton of Grimm Brothers let it slip that they along with Crabtree Brewing (Greeley), City Star Brewing (Berthoud), Rock Bottom Brewery and Big Beaver Brewing (Loveland), Funkwerks, The Fort Collins Brewery, Odell Brewing, New Belgium Brewing and Pateros Creek Brewing (Fort Collins) will offer up a special BINGO contest with unique game cards. As you visit one of these breweries, you can get a special stamp put on your 6x6 game card. Each spot on the game card will represent one of dozens of different beers. Collect enough stamps to get a BINGO and you'll be eligible to win some awesome prizes including a special ACBW t-shirt. Details on how you can play coming soon.

Beer and BBQ

Also in attendance last night at Grimm Brothers was a member of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce who talked about the upcoming Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands & Brews event, scheduled for downtown Loveland on July 13th and 14th. This will be a big celebration and will involve several local breweries including Grimm Brothers. In addition to this festival, there will be some special BBQ and Beer Pairings happening the week before at local breweries where you can pair select BBQ dishes with your favorite brewery beers. Grimm Brothers plans to participate in that.

So as you can see, there is a lot of great things coming up at Grimm Brothers. Stay tuned for more details in the Colorado Beer News daily blog posts as they are released.

Related articles:
- Grimm Brothers The Fearless Youth review.
- Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Little Red Cap review.
- The Count release party at Grimm Brothers Brewhouse.

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