Thursday, September 22, 2016

Boulder Beer creates a brew to mark GABF 35th Anniversary

The Great American Beer Festival is turning 35 years old this year and Colorado brewery Boulder Beer Company got together with the event's founder Charlie Papazian to create an India-style pale lager to mark the occasion. Here's the details about this special commemorative beer.


[Press Release] Boulder, CO – Boulder Beer Company, Colorado’s First Craft Brewery, just released a commemorative beer brewed in celebration of the Great American Beer Festival’s milestone 35th Anniversary in 2016. Brewed in collaboration with the festival, the beer is based on a homebrew recipe of Charlie Papazian – GABF Founder and Past President of the Brewer’s Association.

“Back in 1982 when Charlie created the GABF, Boulder Beer toasted the occasion with a commemorative GABF ale,” said Boulder Beer President Jeff Brown. “Thirty-five years later we’ve teamed up with Charlie again, tapping into one his current homebrew recipes, an India Pale Lager.”

The GABF 35th Anniversary IPL has big citrus and tropical notes of mango, melon and lemongrass from the complex assortment of hop additions, with a slightly sweet malt flavor for balance. As a lager it also has a clean yeast profile providing a backdrop for the Citra and Equinox hops.

“We’re proud to be one of a handful of breweries to have participated in all 35 GABFs, and we look forward to many more!” said Jeff.

The IPL will be available in 22 oz bottles and on draft at select retailers throughout the Front Range in Colorado.

Founded in 1979, Boulder Beer Company has been a pioneer in the craft brewing industry for 37 years. Their passion for innovation keeps their brand mix diverse, offering a taste for every palate. They currently package seven year-round beers, numerous rotating seasonals, and periodically release very limited-edition, small-batch brews throughout the year. Shake Chocolate Porter is currently their #1 selling beer.

For more information on Boulder Beer Company and their brands, please contact Tess McFadden at 303.444.8448 x29 or at .

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