American craft brewers are addressing the changing season with an intriguing roster of beers you’re gonna want to chase down.
Saint Barley (Telluride, CO) – Two Colorado craft drinks powerhouses, Telluride Brewing and Spirit Hound Distillers, have released an innovative collaboration that honors Chris Fish, Brewer & Co-Founder of Telluride Brewing’s beloved dog, “Barley.”Aged for 10 months in Spirit Hound barrels that clinched the title of Whisky Of The Year in 2022 at the London International Spirits Competition, Telluride Saint Barley – The Lover 1s a MASSIVE 13.2% ABV Barleywine that marries layers of decadence with notes of Caramel and Toffee and subtle undertones of Dark Cherry, Vanilla, as well as a touch of Dark Chocolate.
“Crafting ‘Saint Barley – The Lover Barleywine’ has been a highly-anticipated and exciting journey with old and new friends,” explains Chris Fish, Chief Brewing Officer and Co-Founder of Telluride Brewing Co. “This is one of the best barrel-aged beers I’ve ever had the pleasure of crafting. What makes it so special? Aging it for a solid 10 months in the absolute best Straight Whisky Barrels you can find on the planet!”
Malt Ball (Fort Collins, CO) – There’s plenty to celebrate when fall arrives in Colorado. The warm days grow shorter, the cool shadows grow longer, and the aspens put on their golden, grand finale. You’re going to need the right beer for that and Odell Brewing has you covered. Brewed with biscuity sweet Munich malts and spicy, herbal noble hops, Odell Oktoberfest is a 6.1% ABV Märzen Style Lager that’s more than perfect as the weather begins to cool.
This Beer Was 27 Years In The Making (Escondido, CA) – Stone Brewing is celebrating its 27th anniversary with something bold, that found inspiration in the southern Hemisphere. Brewed with Peacharine and Riwaka hops, along with a special ingredient called Phantasm (an extract from sauvignon blanc grape skins), all sourced from New Zealand, Stone Lemon Shark 27 Anniversary Double IPA is a 9.6% ABV uber-dank India Pale Ale with bright tropical mango, peach and pineapple tones that linger.
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