Ten Colorado beers that are hitting stores now
Colorado's craft brewers are constantly coming up with new beers, so many that it can be hard to keep up. Some are permanent additions to their lineups, while others are seasonal specialties that arrive for just a few weeks or months each year. Still more are small-batch releases that come and go before you knew they were there.
Yesterday, we listed six Colorado beers that you should buy right now -- because they will be gone soon. Today, we're giving you a list of ten in-state beers that have hit the shelves recently and could be worth your cash.
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The first three beers on this list are relatively new or just making it to Denver for the first time, because the breweries involved recently signed up with in-state distributors.
Face Down Brown
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Telluride Brewing has been pouring Face Down Brown for a while, but the brewery only recently began canning the classic brown ale -- which won gold medals at both the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup -- within the last few weeks. Telluride has also signed on with a distributor to get the beer into Denver and Boulder.
Trinity Brewing in Colorado Springs is undergoing an expansion and recently signed with Western Distribution to get its beers to Denver and Boulder, which is good news for locals who like Trinity's odd hoppy or sour beers. Red Swingline, which is part of the brewery's series of Office Space-themed brews, combines both. The Focus on the Beer blog describes it as "not as sour as other Trinity beers, but there's some good tartness there...some Brett funk, and...some big grapefruity hop aroma and flavor."
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
Grimm Brothers specializes in making German-style beers and recently began sending its basic lineup, along with a few seasonals, to Denver. Master Thief is one of its most unusual beers, though, because it is a porter. "Some crafty Germans became so fond of English Porter, they decided to steal the recipe for themselves and brew it with German ingredients: dehusked malts, German hops, and Alt yeast," the brewery says. "In honor of these clever Deutschlanders, we are proud to present Master Thief. It is sure to steal your heart with its dark complexion and subtle coffee flavors."
Continue reading for more new Colorado beers.
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