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*Updated with beer list* Event Preview | LowDown Barrel-Aged Beer Festival

*Updated with beer list* Event Preview | LowDown Barrel-Aged Beer Festival

Beer festivals can be amazing, but in many ways they can be overwhelming: from the ticket price to enormous crowds and even the long waits in line to catch a glimpse of the brewers of your favorite beers. Last year,  LowDown Brewery held their type of beer festival with no lines and no entry fee; just great barrel-aged beer.

On January 16, LowDown will host their second annual barrel-aged beer event that is bigger and better than last year. Starting at 2:00, they will tap 4 of their own barrel-aged beers along with 8 barrel-aged beers from 8 other awesome breweries. Attendees will be able to try 4 or 8 ounce pours of incredible creations from LowDown, Dry Dock, Great Divide, Lagunitas, Left Hand, Platt Park, Ratio, River North, and Rock Bottom’s downtown Denver location.

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“I really just wanted to invite people I like and respect to showcase some of their beer,” explained Phil. “While there isn’t a competition, everyone is excited to bring their best stuff and show off a little.”

Because barrel-aging is better suited for beers with higher ABVs (at least 8-9%), Phil and co-founder Scott O’Hearn suggest attendees to either have a designated driver or utilize a car-request system. “These beers are delicious but can quickly sneak up on you. To avoid any issues, just take a taxi or Uber,” advised Scott.

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The real winner of the day will be anyone attending, as they’ll be able to try beers from one of the best collections of barrel-aged ales you could find in one place. LowDown will open at 11:00 am, allowing customers to claim their stake on a table throughout the brewery.

**Update: Full Beer List Preview! **

-English barleywine from whiskey barrels
-American strong ale from whiskey barrels
-Imperial stout from whiskey barrels
-Imperial IPA from bourbon barrels

Great Divide
-Chocolate Yeti Imperial Stout from red wine barrels

River North
-Avarice Imperial Stout from whiskey barrels

Dry Dock
-Double Hazelnut Brown from whiskey barrels

-Further West, a Scotch ale from bourbon barrels

Left Hand
-Barrel-Aged Wake Up Dead, an imperial stout from bourbon barrels

-High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout, an imperial coffee stout from rye barrels

Rock Bottom Downtown
-Wooden Gnome, a Baltic porter aged in a bourbon barrels

Platt Park Brewing
-Imperial stout from whiskey barrels

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