Back for its third year, our Belgium-meets-Colorado IPA hits the taps at Wynkoop and a select few of Denver's beeriest spots starting September 1. Belgorado is built with 95% Colorado-grown ingredients including the beer's base malts and 75 pounds per batch of fresh, locally grown hops. All fermented with a Belgian yeast.
The beer is lusciously balanced with pale malt flavors, spice notes and layers of hops. It features 6.7% ABV, 50 IBUs, 95 OMGs. The beer (we're happy to recall) was a 2011 Great American Beer Festival bronze medalist in the Experimental Beer category.
This year we're doing the beer in three batches, each with wet/fresh hops from a different Colorado hop farm. (Come in, terroir seekers.)
The batch that comes on tap Sept 1 was made with hops from Voss Farms in Arvada. We picked the hops right on site at Wynkoop, from hop-laden vines we brought in from Voss. The batch that we release in mid September was made with hops from Misty Mountain Hops up in the high country.
Belgorado is a very-limited-release seasonal available (starting Sept 1) only on draft at Wynkoop and a beer lover's A-list that includes Hops & Pie, Right Coast Pizza, Ghost Plate & Tap, Alehouse at Amato's, Teller's Taphouse and Rackhouse Pub. Watch our Facebook page for other places that bring in our mighty Belgian-style IPA.