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Avery Fiel al Estilo & Double D’s Bottle Release Dec. 20

avery-fiel-al-estilo-double-dsAsk and you shall receive – more barrel-aged beers from Avery are here again. Sunday, December 20 at 11am will see both Fiel Al Estilo and Double D’s launch at the brewery in Boulder.

Fiel Al Estilo is an ale brewed with agave syrup and aged in tequila barrels with chili peppers, weighing in at 9.9% ABV. The aptly named Double D’s is a bourbon barrel aged ale spiced up with ginger, finishing at 10.3% ABV.

The details:

  • $12 per 12oz bottle
  • Limit 1 case of each per person
  • Fiel Al Estilo – 485 cases produced
  • Double D’s – 633 cases produced
  • Both beers will be available on draft

Avery Brewing Company is located at 4910 Nautilus Ct in Boulder, CO.


Avery Pump[KY]n Batch 2 Release Nov. 8

avery-pumpkynPump[KY]n is ready to return to Avery Brewing Company this Fall season, launching on Sunday, November 8 at 11am. This will be the 2nd batch to release, as the beer has officially been added to the brewery’s Annual Barrel Series (alongside Rumpkin and Uncle Jacob’s Stout).

Price and bottle limits are TBA.

After the brewery release, Pump[KY]n will be distributed to CO, CA, IL, KY, MN, MO, NJ, NY, OK, PA, SC, TX, VA, and WI.

Commercial description:

What’s in a name? Sometimes the simplest can be the most descriptive, and in this case, derisive and divisive! After much internal debate (ad nauseum! Bourb[KY]n, anyone?), we decided a single letter change was the best way to embody the bourbon barrel-aging that adds layers of complexity to an already exquisitely spiced pumpkin porter. 15% ABV

Avery Brewing Company is located at 4910 Nautilus Ct in Boulder, CO.

Avery Rumpkin Batch #5 Release Sept. 13

avery-rumpkinRumpkin Batch #5 is next up on deck at Avery Brewing, launching in the taproom on Sunday, September 13 at 11am. This burly, boozy, rum barrel-aged pumpkin ale will also see limited distribution after the brewery release, similar to previous batches.

The details:

  • $12 per 12oz bottle
  • Limit 1 case per person

Commercial description:

We wondered what would happen if a monstrous pumpkin ale, plump full of spicy gourdiness, were aged in fine fresh rum barrels to add suggestions of delicate oak and candied molasses. Rumpkin is what happened! This first member of the Annual Barrel-Aged Series was brewed with roasted pumpkins from a local Boulder County farm, and spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. 18% ABV

Avery Brewing Company is located at 4910 Nautilus Ct in Boulder, CO.

River North Fancy Effing Stout & Quandary Single Cask Release Today

river-north-fancy-effing-stoutDouble release coming out of River North Brewery today, featuring Fancy Effing Stout and Quandary Single Cask. Availability and location are different for each of these, so listen up.

Fancy Effing Stout:

  • On sale at the taproom when doors open at 1pm
  • Bottles and draft available
  • $15 per 22oz bottle
  • Limit 6 per person

Commercial description:

The beer you’ve been practicing for. The bottle you crack when you want your friends to know you’re better than them. An imperial stout aged in Manhattan cocktail barrels, this is a necessary addition to any respectable cellar. Jet black and robust as hell, with decadent notes of dark malts, rye whiskey, sweet vermouth and a dash of bitters. 11% ABV

river-north-quandary-single-caskQuandary Single Cask:

  • On sale at Davidson’s Liquors at 1pm
  • $11.99 per 375mL bottle
  • Limit 2 per person
  • 30 cases produced
  • Draft will be available at River North taproom on Sunday, August 30 at 1pm

Commercial description:

Our friends at Davidson’s Liquors received a single cask of Old Scout Straight Bourbon Whiskey from Smooth Ambler Spirits selected just for them. They graciously offered us the freshly emptied barrel, and the Quandary Single Cask series was born. When the beer finished its rest, the folks at Davidson’s came down to help us hand-bottle it. 11.5% ABV

River North Brewery is located at 2401 Black St #1 in Denver, CO. Davidson’s Liquors is located at 5555 Boatworks Dr in Highlands Ranch, CO.


Avery III Dolia Bottle Release Jul. 12

Avery-III-DoliaAnother limited brewery-only release coming your way via Avery Brewing Company. III Dolia is next up in the Barrel-Aged Series, dropping at 11am on Sunday, July 12.

This is a blended sour ale aged in “the rarest and most expensive barrels” the brewery has ever used. Here’s the breakdown:

44% aged in Madeira barrels
31% aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels
25% aged in Carcavelos barrels

The details:

  • $12 per 12oz bottle
  • Limit 12 per person
Avery Brewing Company is located at 4910 Nautilus Ct in Boulder, CO.

Crooked Stave Apple Whiskey Nightmare on Brett Release Today

crooked-stave-nightmare-on-brettThe nightmare returns! Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett aged in Leopold Bros Apple Whiskey Barrels is finally here, landing in the taproom on Wednesday, July 8 at 6pm. This will be a brewery-exclusive release – don’t expect to see these hit distribution.

Pricing and bottle limits are still TBD.

Commercial description:

Nightmare on Brett aged in Apple Whiskey Barrels (9.666% ABV) is a LIMITED release of our barrel aged Dark Sour Ale. We aged our Dark base beer in Apple Whiskey Barrels from Leopold Brothers for nearly 22 months with our mixed culture of Brettanomyces yeast and bacteria.

Crooked Stave is located at 3350 Brighton Blvd in Denver, CO.


Crooked Stave Petite Sour Grapefruit Raddler Release Jun. 17

Crooked-Stave-Jun17-ReleaseWhat more can I say to ya? Crooked Stave is on fire right now. Two more bottles are dropping in this month, with Petite Sour Grapefruit Raddler (whaaaat) and another installment of Colorado WildSage hitting the tasting room on Wednesday, June 17 at 6pm. Pricing and limits are still TBD (typically announced closer to release date).

Commercial descriptions:

Petite Sour Grapefruit Raddler (5.5% ABV), the seventh release in our line-up of Petite Sours, was primary fermented in oak with our mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria, and then received the equivalent of over a pound per gallon of grapefruit juice.

Colorado WildSage (7.2% ABV) is a Brett Saison brewed to embody Colorado’s high country. Each batch uses fresh white sage and lemongrass foraged from the Rocky Mountains and is fermented with our mixed culture of Brettanomyces yeast.

Crooked Stave is located at 3350 Brighton Blvd in Denver, CO.