Wynkoop’s New Homegrown Canned Beer: Belgorado
The small-batch, Belgium-meets-Colorado beer combines the wonders of two of the world’s best beer cultures with our Wynkoop artisan brewing and farm-to-fermenter thinking.
Belgorado is made with whole-leaf and pelletized hops from Misty Mountain Hop Farm, a pioneering little hop farm in Olathe, CO. The farm is now in its fourth year and grows 16 acres of hops.
Belgorado’s main ingredient is a Belgian-style malted barley from Colorado Malting Company, a small, family owned farm and specialty maltster in Alamosa, CO. Now in its third year, Colorado Malting grows its own barley and malts its Belgian-style malt in a slow, retro-minded fashion.
Lusciously hopped but artfully balanced, Belgorado is a golden beer rich with pale malt flavors, layers of hops from start to finish, and spice notes. It is 6.7% ABV and has about 45 IBUs.
A creation of Wynkoop head brewer Andy Brown, Belgorado has been a draft-only seasonal beer since its debut in the fall of 2010. The beer won a 2011 Great American Beer Festival bronze medal in the festival’s Experimental Beer category.
The beer is handcrafted and handcanned at Wynkoop Brewing Company. It’s now available in the Denver area in fourpacks of 12-ounce cans, with a suggested retail price of $7.49/fourpack.
The attached press release has more details on the beer and our farmer allies, along with quotes from our head brewer Andy Brown and the trailblazers at Misty Mountain and Colorado Malting.
I’m also attaching photos from our first Belgorado canning day, a pic of our malt man, and a shot of our hero Lew Cady buying the first Belgorado fourpack from Andy Brown. (Photos by yours truly.)
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