The thirteen best new Colorado beers of 2013

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7. Colorojo Imperial Red IPA
Wynkoop Brewing

The Wynkoop debuted a new line of canned beers this year under its Even Smaller Batch Series; they included Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout, Pumpkin Ale, Patty's Chile Beer and Colorojo, an 8.2 percent ABV imperial red IPA made with four kinds of hops and huge dose of malt. Both of those are characteristic of imperial red IPAs, and the Wynkoop's is one of best as the thick, caramel-like qualities bounce off of the piney hops to give Colorojo a hefty mouthfeel and major bite. Take some camping and you'll never be lonely.

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6. Twenty XX
Avery Brewing

Boulder's Avery Brewing celebrated its twentieth anniversary as only Avery can: by making one of the tastiest double IPAs this side of Santa Rosa, California. Brewed with Bravo, Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade hops varieties, and then dry-hopped with the same varieties, Twenty was was enormously hopped and weighed in at 10 percent AVB, and yet it managed to dance on your tastebuds, rather than simply squashing them. Twenty was a seductive surprise.

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21 comments
Colo BeerMan
Colo BeerMan

It was that kind of year. Now, sell me some snapshot!

Michael A Nelson
Michael A Nelson

#13 was a reach. Of all the pumpkin beers this year, I think DD's was the worst. Overpowering a beer with artificial pumpkin spice isn't creative, it's plain lazy.

Denver Becca
Denver Becca

Some sweet looking beers on this list. I picked up some of the less dark ones and almost all of them were available at total beverage in Westy.

Holly Castillo
Holly Castillo

Patrick Metrokz Gonzalez Milton A. Cabrera-Dr Mac

Vino Vino - Wine Shop
Vino Vino - Wine Shop

All the dark or hoppy ones sound great, but we are kinda excited for the Great Divide Brewing Co. Peach Grand Cru

Andrew Emerton
Andrew Emerton

Hmm...if I had to guess, I'd say you're really into anything imperial/double or chocolate related, huh?

Ron Gowins
Ron Gowins

It does. When I get some, I'll invite you over!

Chase Lee Gillespie
Chase Lee Gillespie

I've had most of the beers listed. I haven't had that one, though. It sounds tasty.

celeste.i.melville
celeste.i.melville

There are some great ones on this list. When I'm at Colorado Plus and have my choice of many of these, I keep going back for more of that Colorojo. So yum.


Ron Gowins
Ron Gowins

Chase, let's get some of this Upslope Imperial IPA!

Erin Card
Erin Card

I don't like hoppy bears, and I quite enjoyed the Colorojo.

Kyle O'Neill
Kyle O'Neill

Warning Sign bock from Elevation. Helped kill the last keg of the run, yummy!

Matt Chu
Matt Chu

Summer - Dry Dock Apricot Blonde, winter - Renegade Hammer & Sickle

maxplanck0
maxplanck0

A formidably rich list. My hat's off to River North; just visited them for the 1st time they knocked it out of the park with Quandry!

Dev Adams
Dev Adams

I guess I need to give Lugene another go. When I had it (in bottle), it was so overwhelming with the milk sugar that I found it well-nigh undrinkable. Maybe I just got a bottle from the bottom of the bright...

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