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Here’s Your DAM IPA

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
IPA, Dillon Dam Brewery, Dillon, Colorado

Dedicated to hop heads.   Spicy grapefruit aroma leads the charge to a pile of spicy, earthy and slightly citrusy hoppiness that totally dominates the subtle, yet complex, toasty-biscuity malt balance in this reddish-blonde ale.


“Buh-Bye” Barleywine

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
Lager, Dillon Dam Brewery, Dillon, Colorado

This American Barleywine is generously hopped with a wide range of citrus and piney hops to balance out a big caramel malt bill.  This small batch beer was brewed as a tribute to our outgoing brewmaster, Cory Forster as he moves on to follow his dream of owning his own brewery. We wish him luck! 9% ABV.  Served in snifters.


White Wheat IPA

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
La Seine Shine, Dillon Dam Brewery, Dillon, Colorado

In the market for a nice light beer that still has a little flavor to it.  Here it is.  This light but hoppy wheat beer is brewed with 30% wheat, a wide selection of citrus hops, and a few oranges, grapefruit, and coriander to bring out a fruity aroma.   6.5% abv


Exit 205 Session Ale

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
IPA, Dillon Dam Brewery, Dillon, Colorado

Session ales come in a variety of flavors and carry lots of nicknames:  Boater Beer, Lawnmower Beer, or the historical English Mild.  The Urban Dictionary states that a session beer is:  “A beer that is low in alcohol and has a balanced flavor of both hops and malt. The purpose being so that it can be drunk over a long session of time without overwhelming the palate or getting the drinker too intoxicated.”  Exit 205 is a very light blonde ale with a thin body that greets the nose with the warm welcome of mildly toasted malts and fresh citrusy hops.  It starts with a nice fresh squeezed orange & grapefruit flavor but finishes light and dry due to the superb balance with its slightly sweet maltiness, leaving you thirsty for more, pint after pint.  Meanwhile, the lower alcohol means you can have another one despite having more skiing or shoveling to do or just making sure you can get home safe.  5.5% ABV.


Hoporter

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Belgian Imperial Pumpkin Porter

Why should Black IPA get to have all the inter-style fun?  Why not a hopped up, high strength Baltic Porter?  Well, here is your answer!  BIG, complex maltiness dominates the flavor with hints of fresh baked biscuit, caramel, coffee and dark, almost smoky chocolate, but the champagne yeast ferments nearly all the sweetness out, leaving a dry finish, and a higher ABV, while the aroma is more about zesty Columbus, fruity Nugget and citrusy Simcoe hops.  Balanced and drinkable yet complex and dangerous, the Hoporter is the Jekyll and Hyde of beers; lager fermented cool and slow to start to create a clean malt backbone, but also aggressively hopped and then dry-hopped some more to stand up to all that malt and deliver a delicious punch of fruity-spicy hoppiness, and then completed with high octane champagne yeast for an incredible, unbelievably light and dry finish. 8% ABV.