In Colorado the list of beers to choose from grows each and every day, with breweries creating new beers or finally packaging long time tap room favorites for the masses to enjoy. As 2011 comes to a close this booming Colorado craft beer industry shows no signs of stopping or even slowing down, keeping many promises to continue producing the old favorites along with new batches that make every beer lover jump for joy. The following list provides 5 Colorado craft beer that in a busy and fast paced industry were able to make their arrivals well known and create buzz across not only the state but the entire nation about just how good they are.
Left Hand Brewing Company’s Nitro Milk Stout
A long time tap room favorite Left Hand Brewing Company gave its customers what they wanted and needed when they decided to bottle Nitro Milk Stout. Providing the drinker with the same great chocolate and roasty notes as the original the nitro also brings a new level of creamy smoothness to the table that cannot be describe as anything short of amazing.
Dry Dock Brewing Company’s Wee Heavy
Dry Dock Brewing Company always maintains a steady hype around their brews because of the wide spreading knowledge that they live up to each praise they acquire and never disappoint the beer lover. Wee Heavy is no exception, being scotch ale this beer faces many tough critics and wins them over every time with its sweet caramel full bodied characters that are perfect to warm the cold drinkers body up.
Odell Brewing Company’s Myrcenary
The popularity of big hoppy beers continues to grow its cult like following winning over non hop heads each day. Odell Brewing Company hits the nail right on the hops head with its Myrcenary Double IPA providing drinkers a big beer with a huge amount of hops all the way through the drink. With aromas and tastes of citrus and floral hops this brew took the double IPA style to a new level of drinkable.
Avery Brewing Company’s Rumpkin
As craft beer enthusiasts pallets develop across the state a need for something extra becomes very clear and this is when the idea of barrel aged beers becomes very interesting. Avery Brewing Company for the first time placed its imperial pumpkin ale aged in rum barrels into bottles this year. Offering its drinkers a deeply complex pumpkin and spice flavor Rumpkin quickly became one of the most sought after beers the brewery had to offer.
Odell Brewing Company’s Mountain Standard
One of the fastest growing beer styles to sweep Colorado by storm is the Black IPA. Odell Brewing Company produces their Mountain Standard offering the drinker the best that this style has to offer, using black malts to provide a slight roastiness that also brings the large hop profile of the beer to an incredible balance making this a brew that simply cannot be passed on.