Denver, Colo. – July 27th, 2016 – Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project will host a series of bottle releases starting with the first release ever of L’Brett d’Blueberry on Wednesday, August 3rd. The Brewery will then follow up with the highly anticipated release of Batch #200 on Wednesday, August 17th. All bottle releases will take place at the Crooked Stave Taproom (3350 Brighton Blvd) starting at 5:00 p.m. MST.
“After a solid summer of dialing in our newly expanded production facility and adding more Foeders we’ve got some of our most exciting beers of the year to release,” said Chad Yakobson, Crooked Stave Owner and Brewmaster. “We are fortunate enough to work with some amazing growers and really showcase the plethora of fruit we have been experimenting with. With all that sour beer aging in barrels and the bounty of Foeders we use to age beer on fruit, it’s time to start showcasing some new fruit sours we are really proud of.”
L’Brett d’Blueberry, which is being released for the first time by the brewery builds upon the Petite Sour Blueberry beers with upwards of 3 times more fruit. L’Brett d’Blueberry is a blend of Golden Sour beer from various barrels, which was additionally aged with 3,500lbs of fruit in the breweries large oak foeders. L’Brett d’Blueberry (6.0% ABV) pours with a blue-ish red hue and rose-colored head from the mass amount of blueberries added in secondary fermentation.
In addition, Crooked Stave will release Batch #200 on Wednesday, August 17th. This beer builds upon the breweries past Batch Series releases by blending two of the breweries favorite ingredients, fruit and hops! Batch #200 aged for months on whole raspberries and was then dry hopped with aromatic hops to match and contrast the raspberry forward nose. The result is a deep red sour beer with a pink-ish, red head and deep raspberry aromas, which instantly lift the heavy citrus and resinous, hop aromatics.
“We have a few more beers that we’ve packaged and are conditioning till we think they are just right,” said Brett Zarhte, Brewery Facilities Manager. “Expect another release August 31st and likely even another few before GABF rolls upon us in early October.”
About Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Crooked Stave is the culmination of “Brewmaster and Brettanomyces Guru” Chad Yakobson’s open source Master’s research, The Brettanomyces Project. Crooked Stave’s progressive approach to brewing, blends science and art through creativity and passion. The artistic creations, most of which use Brettanomyces yeast and mature in oak, result in beers of extraordinary complexity.