Favorite Colorado Lagers!

Discussion in 'Mountain' started by ManBearPat, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Devotee (450) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    Bierstadt’s Maibock is absolutely incredible
     
  2. clusterfolk

    clusterfolk Initiate (147) Jun 20, 2014 Colorado

    Yep, its pretty phenomenal. Also, Dry Dock's is pretty darn good as well. I really think there is a market inefficiency for tasty, rich bocks year-round.
     
  3. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Devotee (450) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    Dude I had a damn good dopplebock at NB the other day... definitely sounded like a one off, but I honestly had the same thought- we have everything beer-wise in this state BUT year round bocks!
     
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  4. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,881) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I'm really digging Gunny Black Lager from Good River. Excellent + Schwarzbier!
     
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  5. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,196) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    Anyone know if Grimm Brothers still distributes to Denver? I might be wrong, but I was thinking they were part of the Tivoli distro wing.
     
  6. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Devotee (450) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    I’ve been flying through this Colorado Lager... its so damn tasty, madudes.

    The official summer ‘18 beer for ol’ manbear :grin::grin::grin::grin:
     
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  7. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,881) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Crooked Stave Von Pilsner is very yummy!!
     
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  8. dauss

    dauss Zealot (562) Aug 9, 2003 Colorado
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    Comrade brewed Oktoberfest on June 21. It's going to be getting 12 weeks in the tank.
     
  9. Ispeakforthetrees

    Ispeakforthetrees Disciple (369) Apr 2, 2012 Colorado

    Rockyard's Pils is great!

    But Odell is still rocking the constant placement in my fridge. It is the goods!
     
  10. FarmerTed

    FarmerTed Aspirant (299) May 31, 2011 Colorado

    Got a sixer of the kolsch today, and It's fucking money.
     
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  11. wyoming

    wyoming Devotee (474) Sep 4, 2007 Wyoming
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    The von Pilsner has been the best find for lager to go ..still need to go to bierstatd and try slow pils
     
  12. Dtapeski

    Dtapeski Initiate (153) Oct 26, 2012 Colorado

    Anyone know the shelf life on Odell’s Colorado Lager? Bought a sixer early this week and just noticed it’s dated 8/11/18 on the bottom of the can. I did not think this was released until the spring, so wondering how old this beer truly is. It was bought at a shop that turns its inventory quickly, so do not think it’s been gathering dust.
    Thanks
     
  13. rscot231

    rscot231 Initiate (188) Mar 11, 2008 Colorado
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    Perhaps it’s a best by date?
     
  14. Dtapeski

    Dtapeski Initiate (153) Oct 26, 2012 Colorado

    That was my thinking, which made me curious to shelf life to understand how old the beer is. Thanks
     
  15. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,357) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    I think they used to do Best By dates with a 4 month window. Not sure if that still continues as its been a few years.

    My experience with lagers is that they can still be tasty a few months in. I do think they are a style that I love super fresh, even more than IPA's to be honest, but when the freshness fades they can still remain a very good beer. I'd imagine that should be the case with an Odell product.
     
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  16. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Devotee (450) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    I’m sure with the canning line that Odell has those lagers would be good at about a year old honestly.. does anyone in the state can on their level? Serious question.
     
  17. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,176) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Maybe Ska and OB.
     
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  18. Dan_K

    Dan_K Devotee (451) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    Bierstadt Slow Pour Pils confirmed awesome. Took some bros to Bierstadt on Friday night and everyone enjoyed it. It's so light on the palate but full of flavor. It really feels like something special.
     
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  19. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,196) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    I'm curious about how well Odell Lager will age, too. I guess "age" isn't the right term, but I wonder how long it'll hold up before turning to mush. It doesn't have the same characteristics that most of the fragile German examples do and it's in cans. I've had a few German dunkels and kellerbiers that were mostly still okay after 9-10 months.

    It wouldn't shock me if that beer eventually saw non-CO distribution. I made it to their RINO tasting room last week and it was an easy tourist favorite. I think it's probably the best beer they've made in 10 years.
     
  20. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poo-Bah (3,500) May 19, 2005 Colorado

    Haven't had anything below awesome from them.
     
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  21. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,196) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    Bierstadt is as close to drinking in Germany as you'll find in the US. They don't really go the "country lager" route and they don't do any top fermented items (alt, koelsch, weiss, etc.) but they nail everything they do. I would be interested in a legit kellerbier/landbier at some point, but otherwise I don't see how anyone could complain about what they do.
     
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  22. Knobs303

    Knobs303 Aspirant (233) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    I know they don’t do any top fermented beers, but a Summer Koelsch would be Amazing!! I bet they would make an Amazing version, just like their other offerings.
     
  23. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,196) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    During Bill and Ashleigh's stint at Prost they brewed Koelsch, alt, and weiss. They were excellent renditions, too. I asked about top fermented beers and hybrids when they opened and Bill said they won't be brewing any at Bierstadt. However, that's where collaborations come into play. They did a Koelsch with Westbound and a weiss with Comrade. I think they made a dark weiss with OMF, too.
     
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  24. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,357) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Finally checking out Odell's Colorado Lager. I'm a fan. It would be a staple of I was still up here in Colorado.

    A little off topic...but at Odell's new Rhino location and I cant believe how Denver has exploded since I moved. This area was a dead zone back then. You had Larimer Lounge a few blocks down and that was it. Now it's just insane. Like a totally different world.
     
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  25. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,357) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Oh, and the Bierstadt Helles is the best helles I have yet to try.
     
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  26. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Devotee (450) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    While I agree its their best in ages, good luck finding anyone that can keep any of it for long enough to actually ‘age’ :rolling_eyes:
     
  27. Knobs303

    Knobs303 Aspirant (233) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    You are correct. I think their Helles gets overlooked due to the popularity of SPP. Every time I stop by to pick up Slow Pour, I always get at least one Helles.
     
  28. Knobs303

    Knobs303 Aspirant (233) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    One of the bartenders mentioned the collaboration Koelsch, but I couldn’t remember which brewery it was with. Any idea about availability? Wouldn’t mind trying it on one of these Stupidly Hot evenings we’ve been having.
     
  29. wyoming

    wyoming Devotee (474) Sep 4, 2007 Wyoming
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    They got a cool billboard for the Odell lager on I 25 south bout rest area of Cheyenne .. just glanced yesterday but it says the lager is 30 minutes ahead !
     
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  30. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,176) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    While you're out on a drive swing by for a cold one... :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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  31. wyoming

    wyoming Devotee (474) Sep 4, 2007 Wyoming
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    Reminds me of old wyo law back in day .. all passengers could drink but no driver !
     
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  32. rscot231

    rscot231 Initiate (188) Mar 11, 2008 Colorado
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    Montana had that too for a while.
     
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  33. wyoming

    wyoming Devotee (474) Sep 4, 2007 Wyoming
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    The way it should be if u live in last frontier
     
  34. Dan_K

    Dan_K Devotee (451) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    I just had River North's Pilsner (in bold red cans) and it was fantastic. Very light, slightly crisp, mellow maltiness, smooth hoppiness. I would say at this point it's one of the best pilsners I've ever had (but truth be told, not many). Was a great compliment to sushi. Crystal clear, just a beautiful beer.
     
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