Great Divide Releases Special Beer for the DNC
Great Divide Brewing Company Releases Special Beer for the Democratic National Convention
Liberally Hopped American Pale Ale to hit local taps during convention
Denver, CO-Great Divide Brewing Company, one of America’s most acclaimed craft breweries and a proud resident of downtown Denver since 1994, is releasing a single batch of Liberally Hopped American Pale Ale to salute the Democratic National Convention as it comes to Denver.
This historic occasion calls for an equally memorable beer, and Liberally Hopped American Pale Ale easily rises to the challenge. This medium-bodied, light copper-colored beer features a truly empowering combination of Pacific Northwest hops to complement its all-American malts and ale yeast. Its moderate hop bitterness and refreshingly piney hop flavor and aroma come together with a smooth and subtle malt character to create a superbly balanced American-style pale ale.
“We wanted to create something special for the convention,” says head brewer Taylor Rees, “and we decided that of all possible styles, an American pale ale would be the best choice, in terms of both taste and symbolic value. It’s bold and flavorful, but still approachable and highly drinkable. It’s a populist beer that has plenty of substance; I can’t think of a better match for the Democrats in 2008.”
“Beer and Denver go hand in hand,” adds Great Divide founder and president Brian Dunn. “The convention will be a showcase for Denver, and as downtown Denver’s only packaging brewery, we felt like we should do our part to represent Denver’s world-renowned beer culture. Liberally Hopped is an excellent beer that should prove to anybody who doesn’t already know that Denver, among its many other qualities, is a world-class beer city.”
At 6.1% alcohol by volume, this classic American-style pale ale will appeal to a broad coalition of palates, and pairs well with an equally diverse array of cuisines. Liberally Hopped American Pale Ale will be available on draft only and for a very limited time at local bars and the Great Divide Tap Room.
Great Divide Brewing Company is located in downtown Denver’s Ballpark neighborhood, just a quick pedicab ride—or a spirited walk—from the Pepsi Center and the Colorado Convention Center. The Tap Room is open from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday through Friday, with tours at 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm, and the Tap Room is open from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Saturdays with tours on the hour from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
In 2003, the brewery was one of craft beer’s first to defy the mainstream and expand its focus to bigger, more assertive beers that reflected the original spirit of the company. The move to more challenging beers has helped Great Divide grow 45% to 8,760 barrels of beer production in 2007.
In 1994, Great Divide set up shop in an abandoned dairy/yogurt plant on the north edge of downtown Denver. The company has expanded several times at that location. The Great Divide Tap Room is a hit with local beer lovers and Denver visitors.
For details on all of Great Divide’s beers visit www.greatdivide.com.