Sep 21, 2016

Denver BMBW Preview #1

OMF & Odd 13 Collaborate, Great Divide Mashes it up with Quinoa

The Colorado sun is setting sooner. Cooler evenings are beckoning for backyard campfires. Harvest and beer festivals seem to be following one after the other in rapid succession, signaling the final crescendo that rings in autumn. Beers Made by Walking is no exception, and in this first preview installment we’ll be giving you a small sample of what locally inspired fare to expect at this year’s festival. But first, a quick plug:

Beers Made By Walking / GABF 2016
Tuesday, Oct. 4 /// 5:30 - 8:30pm
Denver Museum of Nature and Science /// 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80205
$35 /// Tickets Available Here

OMF + Odd13's rockstars posing with their peaches

Our Mutual Friend, who generously hosted the Denver’s BMBW festival last year at their RiNo establishment, teamed up with Lafeyette’s Odd 13 to bring you a blended sour ale, refermented on over 500 lbs of Palisade peaches. For the uninitiated, Colorado’s Palisade peaches are bigger, fuzzier and, many would argue, better than Georgia’s or South Carolina’s. And while state pride may play a factor in flavor, there is no doubt that this year’s crop has been fantastic. If you haven’t picked up any Palisade peaches yet, hurry and get your hands on some before this year’s offerings run out. Try out these recipes from CPR featuring Palisade peaches to get yourself ready for this peach bomb of beer!

For those of you who may be more titillated by a hoppier offering, do not fret. Great Divide will be tapping an original IPA that features flaked quinoa, courtesy of Grouse Malting (of Wellington, CO), and juniper berries. The quinoa was inspired after a wild version was spotted on a walk along the Sandy Creek at Bluff Lake Nature Center, which is just a stone’s throw from Denver’s Stapleton neighborhood. Juniper was incorporated following a camping trip near Gross Reservoir (no, really, the water is fine) in Boulder Country. The result? A mixed inspiration beer that involves a local fermentable identified in a nature center within city limits and ever-present juniper berries, combining to contribute to a juicy, lighter bodied and golden IPA, crafted to fall into that crux that lies between summer and fall.

Juniper on the trail

Stay tuned for more previews of our annual Denver BMBW Fest!

Beers Made By Walking / GABF 2016
Tuesday, Oct. 4 /// 5:30 - 8:30pm
Denver Museum of Nature and Science /// 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80205
$35 /// Tickets Available Here