Barrels & Bottles Brewery Debuts Flagship Lineup
GOLDEN, CO — Under the direction of new head brewer Kim Collins, Barrels & Bottles released its first three flagship beers this week. The new line includes an all Chinook-hopped pale ale called Piney the First, the sessionable Lil’ IPA, and Hot Lips, a sour mash blonde ale. Here are complete descriptions by Kim Collins:
Piney the First — an all Chinook Pale Ale, 5% ABV, 48 IBUs
Piney is a crisp pale ale for year-round enjoyment, smelling of pine trees and citrus. All the hops used in Piney (kettle, whirlpool, and dry hops) are whole cone from Voss Farms. Piney is named The First because she was my first recipe and first brew for Barrels & Bottles.
Lil’ IPA — a sessionable IPA for summertime, 5.2% ABV, 55 IBUs
Brewed using whole cone hops from Voss Farms and Hop Union (Centennial, Chinook, and Cascade), and dry hopped with Cascade hops, Lil’ IPA is named as such because our IPA and IIPA are on the way… She is little, but not insignificant.
Hot Lips — is a sour mashed blonde ale, 3.7% ABV, 30 IBUs
This beer is brewed using a pure Lactobacillus strain in the mash kettle, which produces a sharp tart note that does not linger, and all Mystery X hops, which create a lemon flavor, from Voss Farms. All Voss Farms hops were hand picked by Barrels & Bottles owners Zach and Abby George in the fall of 2013. The name is Hot Lips because even today, most blonde nurses in the military are called “Hot Lips” after the show M*A*S*H*. We thought the name fitting because Zach and Abby have military backgrounds.
Beginning on Friday, July 4 Barrels & Bottles will tap fresh firkins. The first will be Epic Brewing’s Escape to Colorado IPA with toasted French oak and simcoe leaf hops.
In mid July, Barrels & Bottles will release three more beers. Stay tuned for more information.
ABOUT BARRELS & BOTTLES— Barrels & Bottles’ owners Zach and Abby George opened their brewpub in September of 2013 on 12th Street in downtown Golden, pouring 17 guest beers and 24 varieties of wine on tap. Barrels and Bottles also serves large format bottles from other breweries, a fresh family-style menu, and a couple of highly renowned wine slushies. Find the brewpub at barrelsbottles.com.