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Brewery of the Week: Strange Brewing Co.
February 25, 2014
At the risk of sounding overly corny I’m going to start out by saying that the name of this place is appropriate, in a really good way. Almost everything about this place is just a little off center from the location to the beer itself making this one of the best beer gems in Denver that allot of people haven’t heard of yet.
The true inspiration for calling it Strange Brewing came from the classic comedy “Strange Brew” (speaking of which, Rick Moranis is one of the few things redeeming Canada…they lost most of their cool points for Justin Bieber and thinking its ok to put mayo on a hamburger). There are some not so subtle nods to this throughout the brewery itself making it that much more fun to be there. Speaking of being there, this is a place that falls in the “if you didn’t know it was there you wouldn’t know to look for it” realm. Strange brewing is located just south of Mile High Stadium (or Sports Authority Hot Dog Stand at Mile High or whatever they are calling it these days) in a warehouse filled neighborhood that is generally about as appealing as a trip to the DMV. I find that this actually works to the brewery's benefit as it means the majority of people you will meet there are there for the beer more than anything else.
The beer at Strange Brewing is unlike anything that I’ve had anywhere else. I applaud their willingness to try something a little different, from the Cherry Kriek which has enough cherry in it to make any fan of tartness happy to my personal favorite the ZORA Rosemary Pale Ale which sounds a little….strange (sorry had to do it at least in this post) but is freakin’ fantastic. The rest of the lineup is a nice balance between light and dark, hoppy and grainy meaning there is always something good on tap for whatever your pallet would prefer. I also can’t give them enough credit for the cheese pairing events that they’ve done; it shows how beer, more specifically their beer, can complement good food as well as any wine you will find.
If you are going to be in the Lincoln Park/South Platte area I highly recommend giving Strange Brewing a try, I guarantee that once you find it you’ll be back.
Recommended Beers: ZORA Rosemary Pale Ale, Jack Stout, Powerhouse Porter