A unique blended, barrel-fermented and barrel-aged Belgian pale ale. About half of the beer was fermented with brettanomyces in four wooden barrels and aged for six weeks in those barrels. The remainder was fermented in steel with a Belgian Trappist yeast before the two versions were blended to taste by our head brewer (and Orville wizard) Andy Brown.
Complex, artful and ultra-small-batch, Orville has flavors of pineapple, citrus, hay, “funk” and a restrained tartness. 6.8% ABV. Available on tap only at Wynkoop, and a big hit with adventurous beer nuts in its debut last year.
A new Wynkoop test beer, this hearty Bavarian-style hefeweizen is taken to new places with a late addition of German Saphir hops. It’s a delicious, unfiltered German-style wheat beer with the expected notes of banana and clove, plus nudges of hop aroma and bitterness. 6% ABV. Available on draft only at Wynkoop.
Back for its third year starting Sept. 1, this small batch Belgium-meets-Colorado IPA is built with Colorado malts and 75 pounds of fresh, locally grown hops per batch. All fermented with a Belgian yeast. It’s lusciously balanced with pale malt flavors, spice notes and layers of hops. 6.7% ABV, 50 IBUs, 95 OMGs.
It’s a 2011 Great American Beer Festival bronze medalist in the Experimental Beer category. We’re doing three batches of Belgorado this year, each one with fresh hops from a different Colorado hop farm. Belgorado will be available on draft at Wynkoop and a short list of Denver’s beeriest spots starting September 1.