Wynkoop Brewing – News for October 2010
Rail Yard Ale is now available at Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium, home of the mighty Denver Broncos. Rail Yard cans are at the six River’s Edge beer stands in the stadium. Big achievement for our little outfit. Big quality-of-game boost for stadium attendees.
Go Ape: Our new hand-canned American pale ale, Silverback Pale Ale, gets glowing reviews in the new issues of All About Beer and Celebrator Beer News. The beer has become a fast hit with local lovers of balanced, hoppy, small-batch beer.
Boobs & Brews Dinner, Oct 22 – Our breast cancer month fundraiser features Wynkoop beers and a one-night-only menu of seasonal dishes. 25% of all proceeds go to Sense of Security, which helps women undergoing breast cancer treatment. $55, reservations at 303-297-9999.
7th Annual Gorilla Run, October 30 — The race starts and ends at our place, last year we set a new Guinness Book of Records mark with 1061 gorillas. Details at http://denvergorillarun.com/raceinfo.html. Attached is a pic of race founder Frank Keesling with a glass of our fundraising Silverback Smoked Porter.
Beers of the Year, Saturday, November 6, 1- 4:30 PM – Our liquid look back features a keg of every beer we made in 2010 and treats from our aging cellar. About 35 Wynkoop beers. $20 for unlimited sampling or $1/tasting token. Tickets available at our site later this week and at the door the day of the event.
Friday, October 8 we tap the first keg of our annual pumpkin beer, Drunken Pumpkin. It’s a malty amber ale made with a couple hundred pounds of fresh, pureed and flaked pumpkin, then spiced with trad pumpkin pie spices. The beer is about 8% ABV. It’s really gourd.
Our guest and reserve Wynkoop beers (in our pool hall bar) include Saison Dupont, Delirium Tremens and the Duchesse de Bourgogne. From our vault there’s a 2007 and 2008 barrel-aged Wynkoop barley wine and our barrel-aged, Belgian-style sour golden ale, Orville.
Need a firkin beer? Each Friday at 5 PM we tap a firkin of Wynkoop beer. Upcoming live ales include dry hopped and cask versions of our house beers, and a cask Cowtown Milk Stout spiked with coconut. Yow.
During GABF we hosted a live shoot from CNBC. Here’s a clip with one of our beer heroes, Jim Koch, offering keen insight on why craft beer keeps rocking: http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?play=1&video=1593778866
After this interview Jim spent 20 minutes hanging out and telling us – very excitedly – about his company’s latest projects. He’s a wonderful dude. Yes, we had him autograph bottles of Boston Lager for us.