Sunday, September 2, 2012

Peaches and Cream to get the firkin treatment at Steamworks

Steamworks Peaches and Cream firkinFirkin Fridays continues at the brewpub on Sept. 7, 3 p.m.

[PRESS RELEASE] DURANGO, Colo. – Firkin Fridays continues at Steamworks Brewing Co. on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 with a special “Peaches & Cream” brew. The cask will be tapped at 3 p.m.

“As the classic duo Peaches and Herb sang, ‘Reunited and it feels so good…’ and our firkin should taste good too,” said Ken Martin, Steamworks head brewer. “The beer should taste just like the simple dessert of peaches with vanilla ice cream.”

Steamworks’ Ale Diablo served as the base for the firkin. Fresh Palisade peaches, vanilla beans and milk sugar were then added to the mix.

“The Ale Diablo is very smooth but is one of our highest ABV beers,” said Spencer Roper, Steamworks assistant brewer, of the brew’s approximate 9.5 percent Alcohol By Volume. “So this firkin will be very tasty and truly should make you ‘feel so good.’”

A firkin is an old English unit of volume, typically a wooden cask equal to approximately one-quarter of a regular barrel, or nine gallons. Firkin beer is unpasteurized, unfiltered and naturally carbonated, or conditioned, it its cask. It is served at approximately 55 degrees - cool but not cold, and because it contains no preservatives, it’s designed to be consumed after tapping.

Steamworks initiated its Firkin Fridays to introduce unusual, specialty craft beers to patrons, and augment its regular, award-winning offerings.
Steamworks Brewing Co., open 11 a.m. to closing seven days a week, is located at 801 E. Second. Ave., Durango (970.259.9200). For further information, visit

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