Friday, November 15, 2013

Copper Kettle Brewing rolls out the barrel for upcoming releases

Copper Kettle Brewing CompanyBarrel-aged beers are a rare treat and when there's more than one release coming out during the same month from the same brewery it's something to take note off. Copper Kettle Brewing Company of Denver is announcing two such barrel-aged beer releases coming up in the month of December 2013 that you'll want to check out. Here is their press release issued today on the topic.


[PRESS RELEASE] Denver, CO 11/15/2013 – Copper Kettle Brewing Company will be releasing two of a four part series in their first ever barrel aged bomber series. The company first started bottling in June of 2013, releasing their Mexican Chocolate Stout in 22 oz. bombers and have been distributing it around Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs. Copper Kettle Brewing Company began barrel aging some of it’s beers in 2012, narrowing down which styles would be the most popular for each season. Each season, the company will be releasing a different barrel aged beer. This year, they decided to release two right before Christmas, “Snowed In”, a winter seasonal and “Well Bred”, which will be a fall seasonal in subsequent years. Both perfect cellaring beers.

On Saturday, December 7th, starting when the doors open @ noon, Copper Kettle Brewing Company will be releasing “Snowed In”, an imperial oatmeal stout made with locally roasted coffee from Pablo’s Coffee in Denver, dark chocolate and aged in Breckenridge Distillery bourbon barrels for months. Previously known as “High Country Breakfast Stout”, the company worked with Emrich Designs in Loveland, CO, who helped create the vision of the Mexican Chocolate Stout label for the company to design the barrel aged series labels as well. The same copper shine will come through in the barrel aged series as seen in their Mex Choco labels. There will be a 6 bottle maximum as they are limited to only 1200 bottles total. Select liquor stores will be carrying Snowed In during the holidays, but at very limited quantities. Those who are interested in getting a bomber early can sign up for their annual “Beer for Breakfast” brunch on Sunday, December 1st.

Copper Kettle Snowed In

On Saturday, December 14th, , starting when the doors open at noon, a week after Snowed In is released, Copper Kettle Brewing Company will be releasing “Well Bred”, an English Barleywine, rich in malt with hints of vanilla and caramel, also aged in Breckenridge Distillery bourbon barrels. This English Barleywine is far maltier than it’s American counterpart. Only 480 bombers were made of Well Bred, so quantities will be limited to 3 bottles per person. Well Bred will be a fall seasonal, released around GABF next year and it subsequent years.

The company is deciding on it’s spring and summer barrel aged beers currently. They most likely will include a Wine Barrel Aged Saison, aged in barrels from Creekside Cellars in Evergreen, CO and a Tequila Barrel Lime Agave Pale Ale for the summer. All barrel aged beers will be wax dipped and available only during that season.

Copper Kettle Brewing Company expects to grow it’s capacity of bottles and perhaps cans in 2014 once they receive their new 15 barrel brew house from Premier Stainless in San Diego, CA. The new system will be copper cladded with additional upgrades including a new grain mill, agar, two new 30 BBL fermenters, and a 30 BBL brite tank. The company hopes to expand it’s wholesale production which had been previously limited by the size system them company has been brewing on since 2011.

Copper Kettle Well Bred

About Copper Kettle Brewing Company

Copper Kettle Brewing Company is a 3 barrel brewery located in Denver, CO, which has only been opened since April 2011. The company focuses on both traditional and experimental style brews and is run by a husband and wife team. Copper Kettle Brewing Company has a neighborhood, local feel and is one of the top rated breweries on Copper Kettle Brewing Company has a rotating tap list of 6-8 beers on at all times and brewed right on site for the public to see and has won national and local awards. It is also known for it’s charity work within the community.

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