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Summer of Microbrews Launch

Posted on July 2, 2013 by zenadmin. Tagged:

Wynkoop Brewing & Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park Launch Another Summer of Microbrews

Thrills and Spills Summer AleOur custom beer project with the famed Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park in Denver is back in action.

Two custom-made Wynkoop Brewing Company beers from last year– Elitch Gardens Orchard Wheat and Elitch Gardens Fire Roasted Amber — are back on tap at the now-open park and at Wynkoop Brewing.

“Our guests really enjoyed the Wynkoop custom brews last summer,” says Rod Rankin, General Manager for Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park. “So this year we are bringing back those two great beers and introducing a new craft beer.”

This year’s new Elitch Gardens beer is Thrills & Spills Summer Ale, a hoppy, low-alcohol, English-style summer ale designed (by head brewer Andy Brown) for warm-weather quaffing.

It’s fermented with an English ale yeast and weighs in at just 4.2 % ABV. The beer is amply hopped with whole-leaf Kent Goldings hops from the UK. A large portion of these hops are used in a post-boil addition (in Wynkoop’s trademark Hopinator hopback device) to provide an extra dose of hop aroma in the beer.

Orchard Wheet AleAs you know, more and more people in our area want a thrilling, locally made beer when they’re out having a great time. The park’s management saw that firsthand last year.

Our beers provide unique fun for Elitch Gardens’ guests and something special for those savvy souls who crave small-batch beer. They also give the park a jumbo dose of hometown beer credibility, and a way to showcase its ‘buy local’ practices.”

We’re thrilled to be bringing back this super smart liquid-art collaboration between two longstanding providers of Denver fun.

“A day at our downtown theme and water park,” Rankin says, “while enjoying a locally made, custom craft brew makes for a Denver summer day at its finest.”

The custom Wynkoop beers are being served in a number of locations at the park, including the Blue Moon Beer Garden, J.M. Mulvihill’s Bar & Grill, Rustler’s Food Court, Draught Works, Fresh Cut Fries and Island Breeze.

A small number of kegs of these beers will soon appear at a limited number of our beeriest draft accounts.

2 Responses to Summer of Microbrews Launch

  1. Toni Klein says:

    I was wondering if you can Buy Orchard Wheat in Stores or if it is just available at Elitch Gardens?

    • Tasha Wall says:

      It is available at Elitch Gardens as well as the brewery downtown. We do have it canned in a few mixed packs but otherwise the only way to take it home would be a growler from the restaurant.

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