Corundum Release Party Saturday of GABF!

Many of you who frequent our humble taproom have tried our tart red aged in red wine barrels. Turns out those couple kegs were just a teaser…

On Saturday, September 26th at noon, we’ll release Corundum, a tart Belgian-style red ale aged in cabernet wine barrels with tart cherries and hibiscus flowers! This release party is the culmination of our taproom GABF events, and both draft pours and bombers will be available.

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Born of a visit to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Corundum was inspired by the brilliant gemstone that shares its name. Like its namesake, this beer shines with a radiant crimson hue. The first sip bursts with juicy sour cherry notes, then fades to pleasant, vinous oak.

Simply put, Corundum is a beer unlike any we’ve made before, which is why we saved it for release during GABF. As always, bombers will be $15 with a half-case limit. While some leftovers may hit Colorado shelves in October, this brew will likely become hard to find after the onslaught of festival crowds.

And like our other barrel-aged brews, you can enjoy Corundum fresh or age it for years to come.

Immediately after GABF, we’ll have another sour release for you…stay tuned for details about “Funk the Man,” a series of brett blends to coincide with our final days – and parties – at 2401 Blake…

Cheers,

RNB

GABF 2015!!!

For our final Great American Beer Festival at 24th and Blake, we’re going all out! Below you’ll find a quick rundown of our events for later this month…scroll down further for more details. In addition to these events, we’ll have special tappings, food trucks and extended hours all week in the taproom.

Monday, 9/21, 5pm: Falling Rock Kickoff

Wednesday, 9/23, 3pm, our place: Barrel-Aged Avarice Vertical Tapping

Thursday, 9/24, Noon, our place: Quad Five Ways

Friday, 9/25, Noon, our place: Cellar Bottle Sale

Friday, 9/25, 1pm: Denver Rare Beer Tasting

Saturday, 9/26, Noon, our place: Corundum Release Party

Sunday, 9/27, 10am: Brazen Beer Brunch

 full details…

Monday, 5pm: Falling Rock Kickoff

When the countdown clocks hits zero, we’ll wrap up the brewday and make the 4-block stroll south to Falling Rock. Their annual kickoff is always a good time mingling with fellow brewers. Falling Rock always has something barrel-aged of ours, stashed away, and this year the kickoff will include a couple of our wine-aged brews…

Wednesday, 3pm: Barrel-Aged Avarice Vertical

We’ll officially start the week in the taproom with a side-by-side tapping of our most-revered and highest-rated beer, Barrel Aged Avarice! Both 2013 and 2014 vintages will be on tap together starting when we open at 3pm. The 2013 keg is the last in the building, so this is your only chance to get it on draft!

Thursday, Noon: Quad Five Ways tapping

You know how much we love our barrel-aged Quads! We’ll open early at noon on Thursday, with five distinct and delicious varieties: classic Quandary, Whiskey Barrel Quandary 2013, Whiskey Barrel Quandary 2015, Big City Quad and Quad XO! All kegs tap when the doors open at noon, and we’ll keep some low-grav brews on as well. As always, all draft beer will be available in taster sizes.

Friday, Noon: Cellar Bottle Sale               

A GABF tradition, on Friday we’ll dig into the bottle cellar and offer rare brews from throughout our history. All bottles will be available a-la-carte, to drink here or take home. Look for an official list closer to GABF week, but multiple vintages of Anniversary Ale and Whiskey J. Marie will be included, as well as such rarities as Barrel Aged Avarice, Barrel Reserve 2014 and Oud Bruin. All bottles will be first-come, first-served, starting when we open at noon.

Friday, 1pm: Denver Rare Beer Tasting

One of our favorite events of GABF week, we’ll join brewers from around the country for our third appearance at the sold-out Denver Rare Beer Tasting. For those attending, make sure to come taste some Anniversary Ale #3, and drink some truly special brews while benefitting Pints for Prostates!

Saturday, Noon: Corundum Release Party!

The premiere taproom event of the week, join us as we release Corundum, a tart Belgian-style red aged in red wine barrels with cherries. Corundum will be available on tap and in bombers-to-go. Look for a full announcement in the coming weeks.

Sunday, 10am: Finale Beer Brunch @ Brazen

We’ve teamed up with the culinary wizards at Brazen for a decadent brunch to finish the week. Three courses (plus a finishing bite), each paired with a beer chosen by the chefs, including the last keg of Whiskey J. Marie to leave the brewery. Menu and ticket link below!

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Tickets are only $30, but seats are limited…snag a couple just by clicking here!

Hard to believe GABF is only two weeks away. We’re only a mile from the convention center, so make the walk and come see us!

Cheers,

RNB

Big City Quad returns Saturday!

When we released the original vintage of Big City Quad last year, it was our first foray into cocktail-barrel-aging, and it opened our eyes to the possibilities of ever more complex flavor profiles. That first batch of BCQ was aged solely in Manhattan barrels, but when we decided to recreate it, we wanted to take it to the next level.

2015 Big City Quad, a blend of quadrupel aged in Manhattan and Boulevardier cocktail barrels, releases this Saturday, September 12th at 1pm!

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For those not familiar with our previous releases in this series, a cocktail barrel is essentially all the components of a Manhattan, Boulevardier or other cocktail, aged in an oak barrel. When we received these freshly emptied barrels, we split a batch of quad to age separately in each variety. After 8 months, we blended the two parts back together.

In addition to whiskey notes, vermouth and bitters still present in the barrels lend an aromatic finish to balance the decadent malt notes inherent in our quads.

We’ll have Big City Quad on tap and in bottles this Saturday when doors open at 1pm. Bombers will cost $15 each with a half-case limit. More bottles will hit store shelves in Colorado following the release. While Big City Quad is delicious right now, we recommend you cellar some bombers for years to come. If last year’s is any indication, this will age beautifully.

After Saturday, we’ll start gearing up for GABF…look for a full schedule of special tappings, capped off by a killer beer brunch at one of our favorite restaurants…TBA soon!

Cheers,

RNB