Great Divide puts all of its small-batch beers on the line, including Baby Yeti

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Great Divide will celebrate the seven-barrel pilot brewing system it acquired last December by tapping eight different small-batch beers today.

The Denver brewery bought the system as a way to allow its brewers to experiment with one-off beers, special releases and new recipes. The equipment complements Great Divide's existing fifty-barrel system, with which it brews all of its other beers.

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"For a long time, we had a reputation for making good stuff on a regular basis, but not much when it came to experimental beers," says Great Divide spokeswoman Hanna Laney. "The brewery with the pilot system is a whole different world, and it gives us the ability to try something new."

Or a lot of something new.

The half-tap takeover (Great Divide has sixteen taps total), which runs from 2 to 10 p.m., will showcase a Belgian-style tripel; an India pale lager; a schwarzbier; an oaked, smoked dunkelweiss; an altbier; a hefeweizen; Baby Yeti, a 3.2 percent ABV version of the brewery's signature stout; and Baby Hercules, a similarly low-alcohol IPA. Try a pint or order a $1 taster of each; all of Great Divide's taster proceeds go to charity.

Great Divide has made numerous other beers on the system, including a couple of sours (which may appear during the Great American Beer Festival), a new fresh-hop beer and the initial runs of its most recent bottled beer, Wolfgang.


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Great Divide Brewing Co.

2201 Arapahoe St., Denver, CO

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mksteele
mksteele

@wortandyeast @greatdividebrew oh man, that's awesome.

nhandberry
nhandberry

@ColoBeerMan way to go @GreatDivideBrew , can't wait to try out some of the new stuff!

wortandyeast
wortandyeast

@mksteele @greatdividebrew Yeah, I love letting the brew staff experiment like @FoothillsPub is doing too. Good stuff seems to happen.

mksteele
mksteele

@wortandyeast @greatdividebrew @FoothillsPub agreed. Great idea. #creativityflowin

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