With just under a week before our Second Anniversary Party I thought we thought we’d release all the info and the beers you’ll see at the party (see our original post here). These are all fantastic offerings, we’ve worked personally with each brewery to provide these special beers and you’ll be hard pressed to find them again.
Focus on the Beer’s Second Anniversary Party
Sat. Dec. 08 / 5-11pm / Pay Per Beer
Trinity Brewing / 1466 Garden of the Gods Rd., Colorado Springs
Avery / Lilikoi Kepolo / 5.6%
A wonderfully easy drinking fruit beer with Avery’s White Rascal as the base and another five pounds of passion fruit added per five gallons. The beer is incredibly refreshing and has lovely fruit notes.
Backcountry Brewery / SaiZin / 9.5%
GABF 2011 Silver Medal winning Imperial Saison aged in a Rombauer Zinfandel barrel for 18 months. It does have a touch of lactobacillus in it to lend a subtle tartness. With hints of the original beer (lemon zest, pepper) followed by a generous dose of the zinfandel this one finishes with a touch of oak and tart. Backcountry is a lovely brewery in Frisco, so hit them up when you’re in the mountains.
Crooked Stave / L’Brett d’Or / 7%
Deschutes / Sage Fight IPA / 7.3%
Originally brewed for Beers Made By Walking in Portland, Oregon. This IPA uses wild sage and wild juniper from the Wychus Canyon Preserve and proceeds of the beer originally were sent to the Deschutes Land Trust. This is the very last keg of the beer and Deschutes made some very special arrangements for us to have it here.
Elevation Beer Co. / 8 Second Kölsch / 4.5%
Elevation’s brewer fell in love with this style after visiting the beer halls of Cologne and brewed the 8 Second Kölsch to be a true representation of this easy drinking, crisp, and flavorful Ale. Originally brewed as a specialty beer for their local county rodeo, it quickly became a local hit and is available in Elevation’s taproom.
Funkwerks / Deceit / 9.4%
Sold in 750ml bottles and limited to only 24 bottles. This beer won a gold medal at GABF this year. Inspired by Belgian Tripels and Golden Strong ales, this light-hued beer uses a high percentage of Pilsner malt and a unique Belgian yeast strain to present a sweet lemon character in the aroma.
Great Divide / Oak Aged Yeti 2011 and 2012 / 9.5%
We’ve got Colorado’s famous Yeti, a lovely Russian Imperial Stout. These versions are from two separate years and have been aged with oak to give a rounded character and more vanilla notes. Order both and try them side by side to see how time changes and blends the flavors together in this lovely beer.
Green Flash / Treasure Chest / 7%
Originally brewed for Green Flash’s 10th Anniversary, this beer has aromas of honey suckle, chamomile, and fresh bread. The beer is spritzy and floral with hints of honey and a firm, dry herbal hop finish. You won’t normally find this one outside of California, so cheers!
New Belgium / Beers Made By Walking Lavender Plum Bock / 6.1%
The Focus on the Beer crew got to actually brew this beer on the 10bbl pilot system at New Belgium. It is part of the Beers Made By Walking Program, made with lavender from the brewery’s property and plums added during primary fermentation. Expect a lovely sweet and subtle beer.
Odell / Spent Grain Chocolate Milk Stout / 8.4%
This beer is the final test recipe for a brew that will become a new seasonal 4 pack offering (Lugene). Brewed in honor of the dairy farmer that hauls away our spent grain, the beer is made with milk chocolate and milk sugar.
Oskar Blues / Chardonnay Barrel Aged Mama’s Yella Pils / 5.3%
A wonderfully special beer from Oskar Blues that has been described by some as their best beer ever. The delicate and soft flavors of the original Pilsner allows a nice transition to the Chardonnay. This is an incredibly limited beer so make sure you get some!
Paradox Beer Co / Oaked Cherry Hell for Stout / 9%
Part of the Non Fatal Souls Stout Project from the regions newest brewery, located in Woodland Park. Paradox upped the grain bill a bit on their American stout, added a Belgian yeast, introduced it to fresh Bordeaux red wine American Oak barrels aged for 4 months, and added cherries.
Strange Brewing / Eldorado Bel-Gin Dark / 7.5%
Originally brewed for the Beers Made By Walking event in Denver. Brewed with Juniper and a little plant called Pineapple Weed. The color of the beer is inspired by the dark walls of Eldorado Creek at the Eldorado Canyon State Park.
Trinity Brewing / Saison du Tomme / 4.2%
Light bodied Saison with rose hips and amaranth from the hike, also added is lemongrass and grains of paradise. This beer is a modified version of a beer that Trinity brewer Tom Brown made for Beers Made By Walking in 2011, and was used for our BMBW event in Denver.
Wynkoop / Barleywine / 12%
Brewed in January and aged in Colorado Whiskey barrels until just a week ago, this Barleywine is one of Wynkoop’s special treats. Expect a rich and complex beer with sweet malt notes, notes of dark fruit, vanilla, and toffee, with a very lovely lingering finish.