Name: Denver Beer Company
Location: Denver, Colorado
Available in DC Market: No
What you need to know: Started, as so many breweries did, as a homebrew operation in a garage. Denver Beer embraces a “farmer’s table” type philosophy by having its beers change by the season. They brew in small batches, which means that their beers are quick to go when they go on tap.
Beer #1: Graham Cracker Porter (American Porter)
Beer Advocate: N/A
Rate Beer: 85 overall, 71 style (11 ratings)
Notes: Apparently one of Denver Beer Company’s most sought after beers, the brewers describe it as “campfire in a glass” with “seductive notes of vanilla, smoked cedar, and mulling spices on the nose.” How the beer gets those cedar and mulling spices notes isn’t clear, but this definitely sounds like an interesting beer.
Beer #2: Kaffir Lime Wheat Beer (American Wheat Ale)
Beer Advocate: N/A
Rate Beer: N/A
Notes:Not much information out there on this beer that I can see, but I have to say I’m personally excited by this beer. I homebrewed a ginger lime pale ale once with Kaffir lime leaves and lime zest, and it was extremely refreshing. I’m guessing this offering from Denver Beer Co. will be crisp, light, refreshing, and palette-cleansing thanks to the citrus. Go for it!
Summary: Two pretty tasty sounding beers here. The Graham Cracker Porter sounds like something that Short’s would make, which is a compliment. Between the curiosity about the Porter and the palette-refreshing qualities of the Wheat, this is a table you should definitely hit at SAVOR.
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