Colorado beer calendar: American Craft Beer Week continues with lots of events
These are the first bottled beers that AC Golden, founded in 2008, will release in 750 ml bottles; the company, a brand incubator for MillerCoors, is primarily known for making Colorado Native, Herman Joseph's Private Reserve and Winterfest.
The two beers were each made with more than one hundred pounds of fruit, then aged for ten months in oak barrels and fermented with brettanomyces yeast and souring agents. The first, Peche, is made with Colorado-grown peaches, while the second, Apricot, is made with apricots. A third beer, a Kriek made with cherries, is still having label problems and won't be released in the near future.
Mile High will offer some pre-orders when they open at 9 a.m. (they are $21.99 each) and will sell the beer and offer free tastings beginning at 3 p.m.; for more info, call the store. Customers are limited to two bottles of each because of the scarce quantities and high level of demand, the liquor store says.
AC Golden brewer Troy Casey will also be on hand to answer questions and talk beer; read Mile High's Q&A with Casey here, and read our original blog post on these beers to learn about why AC Golden decided to experiment with barrel-aged sours and about how the Hidden Barrel Series got its name.
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