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Chili Beer

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
CHILI, Dillon Dam Brewery, Dillon, Colorado

A light, crisp Mexican-style lager with over 33 lbs of fresh roasted green chilies.  Jalapeno, poblano, anaheim, habenero and even some sweet-n-spicy Fresno chilies.  The chilies this season were on the mild side, so while it smells of spicy green chili, the flavor is actually quite mild and very drinkable.  A perfect pairing for the DAM nachos!

 


Exit 205

Friday, July 25th, 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.


Hopweizen

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
IPA, Dillon Dam Brewery, Dillon, Colorado

White IPA. Hopped like an IPA, brewed with oranges and grapefruit, and fermented with Hefeweizen yeast, this complex beer offers hoppy citrus aromas, clove and banana esters, and a smooth mouthfeel. 7% abv


Zuma Zen

Thursday, June 26th, 2014
Montezuma Marzen, Dillon Dam Brewery, Dillon, Colorado

This Märzen style of amber lagers originated in the 1700′s, when a lack of refrigeration required a stronger, darker beer to be brewed before the Summer heat, and then slowly aged in cool, dark caves, being drank as needed throughout the summer months. The style later blossomed into Oktoberfests. In the old world tradition, ZumaZen benefits from a slow, cool fermentation resulting in the crisp balanced flavor of toasted malts and mildly spicy German hops! ~ 6.25 ABV


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.