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Left Hand Brewing Company – Smokejumper Smoked Imperial Porter

Smokejumper

Smoked Imperial Porter

Left Hand Brewing Company (Longmont, CO)

8.8% ABV

Kvlt Rating: 3.5/5

Craft beer is always down for some more obscure causes, Left Hand Brewing Company chose Smokejumpers. The wildfire firefighters that parachute into the middle of natural hell are highlighted in this appropriately smoked beer. Left Hand partnered with the National Smokejumper Association for three events after the release where the proceeds went to a Continue reading “Left Hand Brewing Company – Smokejumper Smoked Imperial Porter”

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10 Barrel Brewing – Jamaican Me Pumpkin

Jamaican Me Pumpkin

Rum barrel-aged Imperial Pumpkin Ale
10 Barrel Brewing Co. (Bend, OR)
10% ABV
Kvlt Rating: 4/5

Brewed 2014, Bottled 2015, Released 2016

And its rum barrel-aged, good enough for me and it tastes like it worked out just fine.

If you want a pumpkin ale this fall that doesn’t suck, this one didn’t disappoint. Oregon’s 10 Barrel Brewing let this seasonal sit for a couple years, with only a break to bottle age it for a year. With pumpkin beers making their way into liquor stores, I recommend this one if you like a higher ABV and oaky flavor with rum and pumpkin spice. That last part is the most difficult, flavoring. Usually the pumpkin is overpowering, or should I say the pumpkin spice flavoring.

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TRVE Brewing – Dhumavati

Dhumavati

Smoked Mixed Culture Ale

TRVE Brewing (Denver, CO)

5.3% ABV

Kvlt Rating: 4/5

Among a surplus of new beers released during TRVE Brewing‘s Fourth Bacchanal weekend was an odd duck -as far as their beers go- a smoked mixed culture ale, Dhumavati. Of all the beers I had while there that Friday, Dhumavati was not one of them. A smoked mixed culture ale took a backseat to saisons and sours. But now Dhumavati is in bottles and Continue reading “TRVE Brewing – Dhumavati”

Dry Dock Brewing – Aurora Ale

Aurora Ale

Belgian Blonde Ale

Dry Dock Brewing (Aurora, CO)

4.5% ABV

Kvlt Rating: 3/5

Dry Dock Brewing felt it fitting to brew a Belgian blonde ale and give it the name Aurora Ale in honor of their hometown’s 125th anniversary. I finally got my hands on a bottle after coming across it at one of my nearby liquor stores that is starting to build up it’s craft beer Continue reading “Dry Dock Brewing – Aurora Ale”

Epic Brewing – Sour Brainless on Peaches (Release No. 2)

Sour Brainless on Peaches

(Release No. 2)

American Wild Ale

Epic Brewing (Denver, CO)

7.9% ABV

Kvlt Rating: 4.5/5

Having heard from a few people about how good Epic Brewing‘s second release of their Sour Brainless on Peaches was I knew I had to acquire one for myself. I like Epic’s Brainless on Peaches just fine, but this suped up sour version blows it away.

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TRVE Brewing – Melissa

Melissa

Sour Petite Saison

TRVE Brewing (Denver, CO)

4.7% ABV

Kvlt Rating: 4 out of 5

I don’t get out often for brewery events, but when one of your favorites is releasing a sour saison named after one of the most classic of heavy metal albums, I can try a bit harder to make it. TRVE Brewing put out their Melissa sour petite saison on Saturday and I’m sure it would put a smile on King Diamond’s face. Named after Mercyful Fate’s 1983 classic Continue reading “TRVE Brewing – Melissa”

TRVE Brewing – Red Chaos

Red Chaos

American Wild Ale

TRVE Brewing (Denver, CO)

6% ABV

Kvlt Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Using Montmorency cherries from Colorado’s Western Slope, TRVE Brewing has created a damn tasty sour American Wild Ale named after Vhöl’s “Red Chaos” from their 2015 album Deeper Than Sky.

TRVE wanted to build deeper relationships with Colorado growers, so they traveled across Continue reading “TRVE Brewing – Red Chaos”

Odd13 Brewing – Professor Hops

Professor Hops

India-style Saison

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette, CO)

7.2% ABV

Kvlt Rating: 3.5 out of 5

North of Denver -in the relative nowhere of Lafayette- is a special brewery, Odd13, that not only has really good, original beers, but also fantastic comic book style labels. I am a sucker for cool label art and as someone who grew up with comics, I can appreciate the work that went into them.

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Great Divide Brewing Co. – Titan IPA

Titan IPA

American India Pale Ale

Great Divide Brewing Co. (Denver, CO)

7.1% ABV

Kvlt Rating: 4 out of 5

Ok, hop heads, here’s another oldie-but-goodie from Denver. Great Divide Brewing has a lot of good beers -like Orabelle- and their Titan IPA is certainly one of them. Available most places around town here in Denver, there’s plenty to like if you’re into IPAs, which are a must have for any brewery.

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