Odell Brewing Unveils Avant Peche
Taking inspiration from the Avant Garde art movement, the Odell brewers wanted to push the boundaries of mainstream style by challenging traditional brewing techniques and ingredients.
During their 2010 Colorado hop trip, they visited Big B’s Delicious Orchards and found their creative muse. They brewed a classic Imperial Porter and then aged portions in oak barrels with the locally grown peaches and wild yeasts.
“Avant Peche is a creative departure from our more traditional beers,” said brewer Brent Cordle. “It’s brewed to allow unique flavors to develop individually and at specific times.”
The final blend presents a rich and bold chocolate malt flavor enhanced by a subtle peach essence. The wild yeasts impart a slight tartness that will increase and evolve over time. Bottled in 750 ml cork and cage finish bottles, the beer will be available throughout the brewery’s nine state distributor region at a suggested retail price of $15.99 per bottle.
Odell Brewing will celebrate the release of Avant Peche with an uncorking party at the brewery’s Tap Room on January 8th. Visitors can enjoy live music and samples of the beer with local artisan dessert pairings.
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. Odell Brewing was recently named a “Top Company of 2010” by ColoradoBiz 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.