Save the Ales Beer Festival Preview | The All-Colorado Cherry Dubbel
Colorado’s craft beer scene embraces many different philanthropies, including the conservation community. It’s not surprising as they have many things in common. After all, the environmental sector and beer industry are both dependent on water, a vital—and increasingly scarce—resource in the drought-stricken west.
This past Saturday, conservationists, brewers and beer lovers gathered at Goldspot Brewing Company, located in the Berkeley neighborhood of Denver, and sampled a beer made with all-Colorado ingredients created in honor of Conservation Colorado’s annual Save the Ales Beer Festival.
Each year, a local brewery creates a unique beer to mark the affordable and eco-friendly beer festival. Odell Brewing, based in Fort Collins, crafted a unique beer last year and this year Goldspot, a petite yet robust operation near Regis University, tackled the Save the Ales brew. The collaboration yielded the All-Colorado Sweet Cherry Dubbel, a 7 percent Belgian-style beer that loads a lot of flavors—and buzz—into a rich and fruity package.
The All-Colorado Sweet Cherry Dubbel, which appeared as a reddish-copper hue, still managed to pop against Goldspot’s burgundy logo. The scent of sweet cherries opened like a bouquet of the stone fruit, bursting with fresh fragrances. Packed with locally grown and sourced ingredients, this All-Colorado cherry beer is as American—and as sweet—as apple pie.
However, this beer still possesses the syrupy quality of a Belgian Dubbel. Like a caramel swirl, this brew has a distinct maltiness which helps to round out the beer, providing depth with bursts of bubblegum and mild notes of spice.
The only thing better than this specialty brew is the cause it’s supporting. Save the Ales Beer Festival supports Conservation Colorado’s educational and advocacy work around water conservation while supporting local brewers and connecting with the community. Popular local craft breweries like Ratio Beerworks, Seedstock Brewery and Strange Craft will pour samples as The Brewtography Project snaps shots during the evening. In addition to trying beers from 40 breweries, guests can play cornhole, sample local bites, don a beer costume and enter to win Passports for life from the Passport Program.
Disclaimer: Camila Navarrette is the Marketing Communications Coordinator for Conservation Colorado.