Crooked Stave Announces 4 New Bottles
(Denver, CO) – Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project will host two back-to-back dual bottle releases starting with the release of HopSavant Galaxy and St. Bretta Pomelo on Wednesday, June 24th. The following week, Crooked Stave will release Flor d’Lees and Progenitor Dry Hopped Golden Sour on Wednesday, July 1st. All bottle releases will take place at the Crooked Stave taproom (3350 Brighton Blvd) at 6:00 p.m. MST.
“This is a really fun time for us at Crooked Stave,” said Chad Yakobson, Crooked Stave Owner/Head Brewer. “Not only are we continually able to release new beers but we are now in a place where we can revisit and play around with original recipes like HopSavant.”
HopSavant Galaxy is the brewery’s third recent release of their American Brettanomyces IPA. Crooked Stave’s first batch of HopSavant Galaxy was released in 2013 and earned the brewery a bronze medal at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival. HopSavant Galaxy (7.0% ABV) was primary fermented with Crooked Stave’s mixed culture of Brettanomyces yeast and then received over three pounds per barrel of Galaxy hops, a varietal known for its distinct citrus aroma and stone fruit characters.
In addition to HopSavant Galaxy, Crooked Stave will release St. Bretta Pomelo on Wednesday, June 24th. This batch of the brewery’s Brettanomyces Citrus Wildbier features zest from Pomelo citrus, a varietal closely resembling a sweet grapefruit.
One week later, Crooked Stave will release Progenitor as well as its second batch of Flor d’Lees on Wednesday, July 1st.
Progenitor (6.2% ABV) was primary fermented with Crooked Stave’s mixed culture of Brettanomyces yeast and bacteria before receiving a heavy-handed dose of dry hopping. The July 1st release marks the third batch of the brewery’s Dry Hopped Golden Sour.
Flor d’Lees (5.0% ABV), an Indigenous Wild Ale aged in Oak Barrels is one of Crooked Stave’s most complex long-aged sours. Numerous barrels are sampled to get just the right blend. Never one to be complacent with brewing tradition and classical styles of beers, Flor d’Lees walks the lines of the most ancient of beers.
“Flor d’Lees is a beer I have always wanted to create,” said Yakobson. “It is a classic golden sour, reminiscent of the great spontaneous Belgian beers traditionally brewed throughout the Senne Valley, an area I have a very strong connection to.”
About Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Crooked Stave is the culmination of “Founder and Brettanomyces Guru” Chad Yakobson’s open source Master’s research, The Brettanomyces Project. Crooked Stave’s progressive approach to brewing blends science and art through creativity and passion. The artistic creations, all of which use Brettanomyces yeast and mature in oak, result in beers of extraordinary complexity.