The thirteen best new Colorado beers of 2013
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.
6. Twenty XX
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.