Roaring Fork Beer Co. Releases New Summer Seasonal “Slaughterhouse Lager”
Carbondale, Co – The Roaring Fork Beer Company, a seasonally inspired full production brewery located in Carbondale, Colorado, announces the release of their new summer seasonal with a party to be celebrated the First Friday in June. RFBC’s newest beer to be added to the already six beers brewed since opening the doors this March is the Slaughterhouse Lager. Named after the Roaring Fork’s biggest and most famous rapid, Slaughterhouse Lager is RFBC’s flagship American Pilsner, handcrafted with premium domestic malts and Czech Saaz hops to go down clean and easy while keeping you wanting more.
“I really felt there was a need for a locally produced craft beer that not only could be taken with you on a mountain bike ride or down the river, but was also a style of beer you’d actually want to drink after, or during, doing something physical out in the sun. So, a nice crisp lager, canned of course, was my answer,” says Head Brewer and CEO Chase Engel.
Slaughterhouse Lager will be available June thru November on draft and in 16 ounce cans at restaurants, bars, golf courses and liquor stores valley wide. The Slaughterhouse Lager release party will be celebrated June 6th at RFBC’s tasting room, located at 1941 Dolores Way in Carbondale’s business park. Engel will be tapping the lager at 2pm with a BBQ food truck provided by “Two Dudes Grill Shack” and a live band to be set up in the outside area from 5p-8p.
“I made this beer to fill in a niche that I’ve felt craft brewers have long ignored…American style lagers. Craft breweries tend to avoid them because they are hard to make, take a long time, and you can’t hide technical flaws underneath a massive amount of hops or alcohol. We’re not afraid of any of those things. We want a truly sessionable craft brewed lager as much for ourselves as we do for you and this is it,” states Engel.
RFBC has partnered up with the Roaring Fork Conservancy in an effort to give back to the community by donating a portion of Slaughterhouse Lager beer sales to the 501(c) 3 organization. “It only seemed fitting that we chose the beer named after a river rapid to contribute to the efforts of persevering rivers. The Roaring Fork Conservancy has been very inspiring to work with and as a lover of the river myself, I wanted to choose wisely for this give back,” says Engel.
About the Brewery:
Chase Engel, a long time professional brewer with a dream of producing creative beers to match the changing seasons, launched Roaring Fork Beer Company in 2013. From our home base in Carbondale, Colorado we brew and package exceptional beers for distribution throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. We are dedicated to producing fresh, approachable, and flavorful beers, while continuing to push the envelope with experimentation and barrel aging on a small batch scale.
The 3,000 square foot brewing facility features a 15 BBL Brewing System, hand crafted in Colorado by Bennet Forgeworks, and will start with a 2,000 BBL Annual Fermentation Capacity. RFBC beers will be available in the Roaring Fork Valley in cans and on draft at bars and restaurants that serve craft beer. Roaring Fork Beer Company is the craft beer drinker’s source for ‘better beer.’
Roaring Fork Beer Company
Production: 1831 Delores Way
Tasting Room: 1941 Dolores Way
Carbondale, Co. 81623