Breckenridge Brewery Releases Lucky U IPA In Cans
Lucky U IPA is a natural fit for the brewery’s second canned offering as the brewery wants to increase its ability to support the Tivoli Student Union in donating a portion of the proceeds of all Lucky U sales.
Lucky U IPA, Breckenridge Brewery’s “community ale,” was released in 12-oz bottles just over a year ago. A portion of the proceeds is set aside for the upkeep of the historic Tivoli Brewery building in downtown Denver. What was once a thriving brewery in the 1800s, The Tivoli Brewery building now houses the Auraria campus student center, serving University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver, and Community College of Denver.
In the making of Lucky U IPA, the brewmaster combined four malts (two row pale, Munich, Carmel, and torrified wheat) with seven different hops (Amarillo, Magnum, Perle, Cascade, Apollo, Fuggle, and Goldings) to create this 6.2% ABV hoppy homage to the Tivoli Brewery.
Breckenridge Brewery celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The brewery was founded in 1990 in Breckenridge, Colorado. In the past two decades Breckenridge Brewery has grown from a small 3,000-barrels-a-year brewpub to one of the most successful craft beer companies in the nation. It now handcrafts nearly 30,000 barrels of fresh beer annually and owns and operates 4 pubs in the state of Colorado.