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Spreading the Joy: Local brewery distribution
March 21, 2014
This post is a reader suggestion from Chris Swofford, who asked if I could write about some of the local beers that you can find in most larger liquor stores in the Denver area (boom! you just got plugged Swofford, enjoy your claim to fame!) This is an exciting topic to write about, particularly given the rampancy of local breweries ability to bottle and can of late. For the sake of giving extra recognition to some great breweries I’ve already referred to on the blog in the brewery of the week posts that can be found in your local liquor store (if you click on the “brewery of the week” tag over wonder that should show you all of them if you want to catch up on some brewery goodness)
Let’s start with the most recent brewery of the week, Wynkoop Brewing. I have been please to be able to find some of my favorite beers from this brewery in regular supply at several of the larger liquor stores in Denver and Lone Tree. In particular the Silverback Pale Ale, B3K Black Lager and Colorojo are the mainstays of Wynkoop’s distribution line up.
Next let’s take a look at another favorite that has exploded into distribution relatively recently, Renegade. In addition to their flagship Redacted Rye IPA being available in cans, you can also find 5:00 Afternoon Ale (great spring/summer beer by the way) Elevation IPA and Hammer & Sickle Imperial Russian Stout all in cans. I need to give Renegade an extra nod for the beer locator on their website, so you can easily find the closest location to get some sweet Renegade goodness.
Another previous brewery of the week that you can find in certain stores around town is Prost Brewing. This is another example of Prost being a standout in the local beer scene in that when you find it in liquor stores you will be buying a growler not a six pack, or so my experience has been. You can also find Prost on tap in a great many restaurants and bars around the Denver area, so if you see that distinctive “PB” logo on a tap handle I highly recommend ordering whichever of Prost’s brews it will be pouring.
Of course this isn’t the extent of distribution for local breweries, and certainly not for the brewery of the week picks from this blog (three breweries is a good start right? Sure it is self, sure it is) Thanks again to Mr. Swofford for the suggestion for this post. If there is something you would like to see posted on the blog be it a brewery of the week or a beer nerd lesson on brewing or something completely random (like "what do monkey’s dream about” or “why does my pinky toe itch”) make sure to click on “About” at the top of the page or shoot me a tweet and we’ll get it posted!
What I was drinking during this post: New Castle Brown Ale