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Great beer and a rowdy mountain bike ride go hand in hand. Each of the beers selected for this Mountain Biking Ultimate 6er had to fit three criteria. First, it has to come in cans. When you’re packing the cooler to rip hot laps with the crew, bottles won’t do. Second, the brewery of choice must be based out of a premier mountain bike destination. Lastly, the beer must fall into one of two categories based on when it’s consumed.
The next iteration of Great Divide‘s Denver Pale Ale will be hitting shelves shortly. Each year, the Denver brewery picks a local artist to create the artwork that will be displayed on the cans. This year’s can will feature the artwork of Denver-based artist, Adam Vicarel. It’s a wonderful opportunity for Great Divide to partner with a local artist who is widely known for his craft.
Are you in the midst of planning your big day? Did you recently get engaged and are just starting the wedding planning process? Or are you just curious to see what awesome venues are out there to host special events, such as a wedding and/or reception? Well, look no further. Regardless of what brought you to this list, here’s a few breathtaking venues that may be the perfect fit for your dream wedding.
Great Divide may be one of the original gangsters of Denver’s craft beer scene, but in a lot of ways, it’s still evolving. 2016 will mark the first anniversary of Great Divide’s Barrel Bar, their second production facility located on Brighton Boulevard, and the 22nd anniversary of the brewery’s existence. Last year, anniversary goers got a sneak peek in the first phase build out of The Barrel Bar, and this year’s Great Divide 22 Anniversary Party celebration, will feature all the bells and whistles.
Memorial Day weekend is synonymous for cookouts, pool parties, beach trips and it kicks off the beginning of summer. Plus, we get one extra day of fun in the sun (#MondayFunday anyone?) On the way to your Memorial Day parties, be sure to pick up one of these tasty brews that we think will go perfectly with all of this weekend’s shenanigans!
Great Divide Brewing Co. has been gearing up for a busy summer over the last few months and have a lot to share with their adoring public. Great Divide starts off the season strong with a new beer, new artwork, new beer recipes and a few notable events to jot down on your calendars!
Visit our 2016 Roundup of Beer Release Calendars
*Updated 10/25/2015 at 11:20 A.M. EST w/ Oskar Blues
*Updated 3/15/2015 at 02:05 A.M. EST w/ Excelsior, Foothills, Pretty Things, Santa Fe, Two Brothers, Victory*
*Updated 2/27/2015 at 6:30 P.M. EST w/ Beachwood BBQ, Brewery Vivant, Boulder Beer, Cambridge Brewing Company, Coronado, Fort Collins Brewing, Laurelwood, Nebraska Brewing*
*Updated 2/15/2015 at 11:45 P.M. EST w/ MadTree, Smuttynose, Terrapin*
*Updated 2/9/2015 at 2:30 A.M. EST w/ Lagunitas, Ommegang, Pelican*
*Updated 2/3/2015 at 1:50 P.M. EST w/ Great Lakes, Sun King*
*Updated 1/30/2015 at 11:50 P.M. EST w/ Allagash, Big Boss, Great Northern, Good People, and Ninkasi, Westbrook*
*Updated 1/28/2015 at 2:30 A.M. EST w/ Devils Backbone, Fremont, Golden Road, and Shipyard*
*Updated 1/25/2015 at 1:45 A.M. EST w/ Almanac, Back Forty, New Holland and Sly Fox*
(Special thanks to all of the breweries who willingly provided these calendars for publish and to Justin Vicroy who helped assist with the research for this post! We did not publish any release calendars without expressed consent from each brewery)
This is going to be a BIG year for craft beer. Many breweries who started developing around the beginning of the craft beer resurgence have begun distributing their product more widely, and several of the country’s largest breweries are set for major expansions. With that wider distribution and those expansions, we’ll begin seeing tons of new beers hitting store shelves.
Generally speaking if you’re going to release a beer on New Year’s Eve, it better be pretty damn good. Great Divide’s Orabelle doesn’t disappoint. The spring seasonal Belgian Style Triple made it’s debut on New Years Eve in a tap room only release and for good reason.
There isn’t much that I like about winter. The days get dark earlier, the weather gets colder, up until this year, I wasn’t really into skiing or snowboarding, so my weekend social life was pretty dismal, and it was more often cloudy and dreary especially when I lived in the midwest. The only real positives were college basketball, holidays that revolved around eating, and dark, winter warmer beers.