March 20, 2012

Two Awesome Local Events Coming Up

by erics
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Grant Goodwiler, Isaac Grindeland, and Eric Steen are member of the Brew Brothers as well as writers for Focus on the Beer. They’ve organized a couple really great back-to-back events that are coming up shortly. The first is a Meet the Brewer with Doug Odell, and the next day is Battle of the Brewers, a unique event where brewers go to competition with two random ingredients. Full information is below:

Meet the Brewer: Odell Brewing
Fri. March 30 / 7pm
Another Pint / 13860 Gleneagle Dr. Colorado Springs
Pay per pint
Event page on Facebook

Our third installment of Meet the Brewer is going to be killer! This is a series that we organize in partnership with Another Pint. The first two events were very popular with Crooked Stave and Oskar Blues. This time, we’re working with Odell Brewing in Fort Collins and we’re bringing down co-founder Doug Odell! The event will take place on Friday, March 30th at Another Pint. We’ll have a couple classic Odell beers like the IPA, Myrcenary, and their first beer, back in 1989, 90 Shilling. We’ll also have Footloose Golden Sour and Shenanigans, a couple beers you perhaps of not had before. You won’t want to miss this event!

The new beers:
– Footloose Golden Sour – Barrel aged with Brettanomyces and lactobacillus, this sour brings forth big fruit flavors of pineapple and citrus. Tropical aromas, coupled with a tart finish and slight hints of vanilla from the oak barrel make for a unique and refreshing beer. (8% ABV)

– Shenanigans – This delightful crimson ale is aged in oak with just a touch of Brettanomyces. The subtle Brett tartness balances the rich amber malt with hints of dried fruit and light citrus. Our ode to the happy accident, Shenanigans was just too good not to share. (9.1% ABV)

Battle of the Brewers: Round One
Sat. March 31st / 4pm sharp!
Brewer’s Republic / 112 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs
$5 for the full flight
Facebook Event Page
We are proud to introduce the first ever Battle of the Brewers competition in Colorado Springs. We have invited eight local breweries to compete against one another using randomly selected ingredients that we pulled out of a hat! We have used a bracket system so that one brewery is matched up against one other brewery, both producing a beer using the same two ingredients (such as molasses and peaches). The fun part comes when you, our lovely beery readers, will do a blind judging of the beers. March 31st will be Round 1, we will announce the winners of the public vote, announce the date for the next round, and select the random ingredients again right there at the bar for all to see!

So, be sure to be at Brewer’s Republic at 4pm on March 31st. For $5 you will get eight beers in sample glasses and you will get a judge. We are limited to only five gallons of each beer, so it will go quickly. Also we are dividing the eight beers into two brackets: Bracket One will be served at 4pm and Bracket Two will be served at 5pm. Here are the brackets, breweries, and random ingredients:

Lone Tree vs Rock Bottom (Black Cherry, Clementine)
Rockyard vs Yak and Yeti (Molasses, Peaches)

Phantom Canyon vs. KBKB (Black Tea, Strawberry)
Shamrock vs. Pikes Peak (Raspberry, Pumpkin)


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