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Odell debuting Woodcut #5 at SAVOR

Well, the real news is that SAVOR attendees will be amongst the first to try this years Woodcut release. That’s even before the local market in Colorado. I recently opened up the previous Woodcut, an oak aged Märzen, was thoroughly impressed. I can’t imagine this year’s release would be anything short of outstanding.

Straight from the awesome section of craft beer news comes a report that Odell Woodcut #5, bottled just days ago, will be making its debut at SAVOR.

“Every Woodcut offering is uniquely aged in the luxury of brand new toasted oak,” said Brent Cordle, who manages the barrel aging program at Odell Brewing. “The toasted oak and vanilla, along with the Belgian banana and clove flavors, will pair well at the esteemed SAVOR event, an event only fit for a beer like Woodcut No. 5. A Quadruple Ale brewed with a blend of Belgian ale yeast and our house ale yeast, Woodcut No. 5 presents a rich, spicy dried fruit essence and a deep auburn color. Vanilla from the New American Oak complements the Special B malt with hints of cherry, raisin and plum on the palate. SAVOR chefs will pair the beer with “Biscuit n’ Belly,” a braised pork belly on a buttermilk biscuit with mustard greens. According to the chefs, “the bitter mustard greens tame the big quad with the smokey middle transforming the pork belly into a more bacon like state.”

Why is this news you might ask? We already knew Odell would be pouring #5 at this year’s event. Well, the real news is that SAVOR attendees will be among the first to try this year’s Woodcut release. That’s even before the local market in Colorado.  I recently opened up the previous Woodcut, an oak-aged Märzen, and was thoroughly impressed. I can’t imagine this year’s release would  be anything short of outstanding.

We’re working on some other pieces for today, but here’s your little feel-good snippet this morning. Cheers!

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