J. Marie was the third beer we ever brewed here. It’s been a staple on our taplist since we opened in 2012, and we’ve aged it in more barrels than we can count. It’s infinitely versatile, beautifully showcasing the character of whatever we put it into.
So on Saturday, May 30th, we give you an entirely new iteration of our imperial saison: Cabernet Barrel J. Marie!
Aged in freshly emptied Cabernet Sauvignon barrels from California, Cab JM dances on the palate with notes of black currant, fresh apricot and orange marmalade. It finishes dry with lingering oak tannins and a subtle malt backbone for balance.
We’ll kick off the May 30th release party at 1pm in the taproom. Draft pours and bombers-to-go ($15) will be available until 9:30pm. More bottles will head to shelves in Colorado and Kansas City following the release. Look for rare tappings at the finest pubs in Colorado in the coming weeks as well.
This is just the beginning of a busy few months for us. The barrel garden currently holds more aging beer than ever before – 102 filled barrels ranging from bourbon and chardonnay to Cognac and rye whiskey. We’ve got some fantastic projects in the works for you, both classic and new.
See you on the 30th!
Three years ago, we started a weekly “Wayward Wednesday” tapping that allowed us to experiment outside our Belgian brewing roots. Since then, Waywards gave us the opportunity to explore brewing traditions from across the world. We’ve discovered that, for whatever reason, people can’t get enough of berry-infused saisons and IPA’s brewed with citrus. And we’ve enjoyed seeing the friendly faces of our regulars every Wednesday.
Cause everyone loves a grapefruit Belgian DIPA…
Well, it’s time to shake things up. Rather than tapping just a single keg each week, we’ll now have Wayward tappings “on the fly,” pouring anywhere from one to three variants each week. These tappings will be announced the day the keg goes on, so stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds. Often these beers will only be available the day they are tapped. Since we have grown fond of seeing our Locals every week, we’ll still have Wayward brews most Wednesdays. But now you can enjoy rare kegs from us any day of the week…you just gotta keep an eye out for when to come down! Basically, we have a lot of fun beers in the pipeline, so this is our chance to offer more Waywards! We’ll start tomorrow (May 20th) with a English-style ESB dry-hopped with Perle, followed shortly thereafter by any of the following…
- Raspberry J. Marie
- ESB-Style River North IPA
- Pilot Belgian Black IPA
- Pilot American Black IPA
…plus whatever else we feel like brewing! Get ready for an onslaught of new tasty brews to try…we hope you’re as excited to drink them as we are! Cheers, -RNB