Odell Brewing – Mountain Standard and Dark Days are Coming!
In late summer, Odell Brewing ventured west in search of world class, locally grown hops. What they found was a bounty of hops from farms along Colorado’s Western Slope. Odell brewers helped harvest the homegrown hops and then brewed a lively India Black Ale to showcase them.
Cascade and Chinook hops render an ephemeral bitterness that balances the dark roasted malts. Mountain Standard pours rich and dark with an almond colored head and boasts a delicately spicy hop nose. At 9.5% ABV, Mountain Standard is offered in 750 ml cork and cage finish bottles. It will be available throughout the brewery’s nine state distributor region at a suggested retail price of $12.99 per bottle.
“Our motivation with the 2010 Mountain Standard offering was to brew an inspiring beer that uses ingredients from Colorado farmers,” said brewer Joe Mohrfeld. “Whenever supplies and quality permit, we want support these local craft growers and ensure the sustainability of hop farms throughout Colorado’s western slope.”
The brewery will celebrate the release of Mountain Standard Double Black IPA on Saturday November 6th as part of the Dark Days of November; A Black Pint Affair, a month-long celebration of darker days and brews. Throughout the month, the brewery’s Tap Room will host a variety of events featuring dark beers, food pairings, and live music. For more details on The Dark Days of November; A Black Pint Affair, please visit the brewery’s website: www.odellbrewing.com/darkdays.
Founded in 1989, Odell Brewing was started by Doug Odell, his wife Wynne, and his sister Corkie. Twenty-one years later, the culture of family and collaboration still thrives fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. It is this passion for beer that inspires Odell Brewing to create quality, hand-crafted, innovative brews. In 2010 the brewery completed its fourth expansion, adding a wood-aging cellar, a 750 ml bottling line, and a 76 kilowatt photovoltaic system capable of providing 39% of the brewery’s peak energy demand. As a regional craft brewery, Odell Brewing is committed to serving the communities in which it distributes by sourcing local raw materials, and through its charitable giving program known as Odell Outreach. The brewery’s tap room is open Monday through Saturday and offers limited release pilot brews, live music on Wednesdays, and daily tours. Odell Brewing was recently named “Brewery of the Year” by 5280 Magazine and is an award winning brewery, nationally and internationally: 2010 North American Beer Awards – gold medal for Woodcut No. 3. 2010 Australian International Beer Awards – silver for 5 Barrel Pale Ale, silver for 90 Shilling. 2009 BrewNZ Awards – gold for 5 Barrel Pale Ale. 2008 World Beer Cup® – gold for IPA. 2007 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for IPA.