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King George’s Imperial Brown Ale

Saturday, December 6th, 2014
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Big malt balance with a chocolate backbone that’ll melt on your tongue.  Smooth, dark brown and boozy, this is the kind of beer you want to hold tight on a winter’s night while sitting next to the fire, watching snowflakes the size of doilies fall from the sky.  But be careful, it’s 8.5% ABV could screw up your plans for first chair in the morning.  Cheers! 8% abv


Belgian Black RyePA

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
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A black IPA brewed with 3 different zesty Rye specialty malts, balanced with spicy-citrusy-earthy hops and fermented with our Belgian Farmhouse ale yeast for even more zip! 8% abv


Dam Gogh de Garde

Monday, October 13th, 2014
IPA, Dillon Dam Brewery, Dillon, Colorado

This is the Bier de Garde we brewed as a collaboration project to celebrate the world exclusive 2012 Van Gogh exhibit at the Denver Art Museum.  Picture an old wood barrel in the darkest, coolest corner of the barn with a heap of foam on top spilling over in open, wild yeast fermentation. We used 11 varieties of mild malts with just a touch of caramel malt sweetness to balance out the funky spice and fruitiness of the Farmhouse ale yeast. Applewood and French oak spirals in the fermenter give it a hint of the old wood barrel while just a bit of Anise in the boil and dry hop lend a bit of his favorite drink, absinthe’s flavor. The result is a coppery-blonde ale with an amazing aroma of fruit and spice and a complex yet subtly balanced and extremely drinkable finish. Served in snifters. 8.5% abv


East Wall ESB

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
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This Extra Special British Ale was brewed using imported British malts and hops for a mild flavor balanced between toasty, fresh-baked biscuit like malts and earthy, floral hops. ~ 5.7% ABV.


Otto’s Oktoberfest

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
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A rich dark amber lager brewed with copious quantities of Munich, Vienna and Caramel malts for a big malt flavor up front, but fermented slow and cool for a crisp clean finish. Featuring just a touch of spice from German Tettnang hops. 5.7% abv


Exit 205

Friday, July 25th, 2014
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Exit 205 DAM Session Ale is very light in color and body but greets the nose with a rich aroma of mild, toasted malts and fresh citrusy hops. It starts with a nice, fresh orange-
grapefruit flavor but finishes light and dry, clean and crisp. 5.8% ABV.


India Pale Ale

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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Seven different hops blend to offer a citrus grapefruit aroma and piney flavoring this lighter bodied, reddish-blond IPA.  7% abv