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Year-Round tartness. Great Divide Strawberry Rhubarb goes national

Great Divide Strawberry Rhubarb

Great Divide Strawberry Rhubarb is being added to the brewery’s core lineup this month. Previously released as a specially offering in the past.

Fans of Great Divide might remember this beer as ‘Demeter’ back in 2013. The American sour/wild ale has always seen lines of folks wanting a taste at the brewery’s anniversary parties.

“…It took some time to figure out how to brew bigger batches of it given the incredible amount of fruit and extra labor required but we’re excited to finally be able to release this beer into our year-round lineup.” – Brian Dunn, Great Divide Founder

Great Divide Strawberry Rhubarb will be available in 22 ounce bottles and draft, year-round. Look for it on shelves nationally in July.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Strawberries. Rhubarb.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Late June/July, 2017

6.2% ABV

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A bigger, bolder radler. Don’t miss Great Divide Roadie

Great Divide Roadie Radler can

Just in time for warmer weather will be Great Divide Roadie Radler, featuring the crisp flavor of grapefruit.

The brewery founder Brian Dunn is an avid cyclist. A radler, a German-style beer with it’s roots in cycling, is a perfect choice for a spring seasonal.

For years, Great Divide has been quite active in cycling, from the formation of the Great Divide Cycling Team, employees participating in the Bike MS race, and taproom donations to various biking organizations.

Great Divide Roadie Radler is a blend of fresh grapefruit purée, and a light ale. Trust us, it has some legs. Radlers are great hair of the dog beers, breakfast beers, and all day beers. The downside to the their fruity effervescence is their low ABV. So many are in the 2% to 3% range. Not only is this radler bright and fresh, it’s 4.2%. That’s more bang for your buck. We are 100% for it.

Brewed with natur al grapefruit puree, this easy-drinking ale pours a hazy sunrise gold and is bursting with citrus aroma.

12 ounce cans and draft of Roadie  are hitting shelves starting in April, 2017.

Style: Radler (w/ Grapefruit)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: April, 2017

4.2% ABV

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Great Divide Hop Disciples is the start of a new hoppy series

Great Divide Hop Disciples

Great Divide Hop Disciples India Pale Ale has now started shipping nationwide.

At the start of fall last year, the brewery kicked off a new “Tank Farm” series of beers. The series serves as an ongoing departure from Great Divide norms. An experiment if you will. The inaugural release was Nadia Kali, a beautifully colored hibiscus saison.

As 2017 begins, Great Divide Hop Disciples, a new India pale ale has started shipping nationwide. Disciples will showcase one specially chosen hop variety, creating a real sensory experience for the drinker. This year’s hop is Idaho 7, one of dankest, most tropical hops out there. Expect orange zest, stone fruit, and a hint of black tea leaves.

“We receive different experimental hops to play around with on our pilot system each year, and this past year we were really blown away by the aromatics and flavor of the Idaho 7. We decided we needed to showcase them on a larger scale, and the idea of taking Hop Disciples to package was born.” – Bob Malone, Special Ops, Great Divide

The name “Hop Disciples” refers to an education program started by the brewery in 2008. The program gives home brewers and passionate fans a chance to learn more about brewing and the brewing industry.

Great Divide Hop Disciples is now available in 12 ounce cans and draft from January to April, 2017.

Style: IPA
Hops: Idaho 7

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Jan-April
Debut: January, 2017

6.2% ABV

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Now you can buy your Great Divide Yeti Clan in 3-packs

Great Divide Yeti 3 Pack

The Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout series is now available in a mixed 3-pack.

Great Divide launched the Pack of Yetis during the brewery’s National Yeti Awareness Week earlier this month, now hitting shelves nationally. The Yeti 3-pack will contain three different Yeti varieties which will rotate constantly, as well as a Yeti Carabiner Mug.

This Yeti 3-pack will include 3 of these five options; Yeti Imperial Stout, Oak Aged Yeti, Espresso Oak Aged Yeti, Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti, and Oatmeal Yeti. The Great Divide Pack of Yetis retails around $24.99.

Style: Imperial Stout
Availability: 3-pack mixed 22oz bottles
Debut: November 2016

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Spotted: Great Divide Velvet Yeti

Great Divide Velvet Yeti

Great Divide Velvet Yeti, the newest in a line of “Yetis” has officially been spotted. Or in this case, tapped.

Yeti Imperial Stout is easily one of the most iconic stouts in America. Over the past few years, the Denver, Colorado based brewery has grown the lineup to include Oatmeal, Espresso Oak Aged, and Chocolate Oak Aged editions. Each one is unique and flavorful, as well as strong. Your next morning will be a rough one if you are slamming Yetis all night. Great Divide Velvet Yeti is a little different.

This Yeti fell in with the nitrogen crowd. You know those kind of people. Little bubbles. Weird taps.

A nitro Yeti is finally going big time. Brewery founder Brian Dunn has had a vision of a more “sessionable,” nitrogen edition of Yeti. Great Divide has experimented over the past few years, so a lucky few might have found it in the taproom in the past. With various expansions going on at the brewery, fall 2016 was as good a time as any to roll this beer out.

If you were to lower the alcohol by volume from an “in your face” imperial stout like Yeti, you’d think the end result would be a beer that tastes thin, or watered down. Not even close. Great Divide Velvet Yeti is big on creamy chocolate and coffee flavors. One just isn’t enough.

This new release comes with just a tiny catch. Right now, Great Divide is producing around 112 kegs a month. Colorado and California are the first states tapping Velvet.

Great Divide Velvet Yeti is a draft only offering.

Style: Stout (Nitro Tap)
Availability: Draft Only
Debut: 10/3/16

5% ABV

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Great Divide Nadia Kali Hibiscus Saison is fresh & beautiful

Great Divide Nadia Kali bottle

Great Divide Nadia Kali had made a June debut. The beer kicks off the Denver, Colorado based brewery’s new Tank Farm Series.

Hibiscus gives Great Divide Nadia Kali its pink color. The brewery didn’t stop there, however. The saison also boasts ginger and lemon peel as well.

while ginger root gives it a subtle spice and hint of woodsy maturity, and lemon peel adds a citrus tartness to keep you on your toes. Full of complexity and intrigue, this unfiltered beauty will show you just how deceiving looks can be.

The most striking aspect of this beer is the color. Slightly pink – almost glows in the sun. No doubt you are drinking a full flavored saison, as the yeast tells most of the story. The ginger and lemon bolster a nice, fresh flavor. A great warm weather drinker. Remember, it’s still hot out there.

Great Divide Nadia Kali started shipping in 12 ounce bottles and draft in June, 2016 as a seasonal release.

Style: Saison (w/ Ginger, Lemon Peel, Hibiscus.) 
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: June, 2016

6.3% ABV

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Great Divide Samurai returns from retirement in cans

Great Divde Samurai

Great Divide Samurai was retired back in 2012. That move was less than thrilling to the Colorado brewery’s fanbase.

Who was to blame for the death of Samurai? Point your fingers at Colette, and Nomad, two other beers that went year-round leaving this beer in the dust. Until  now.

Great Divide Samurai, a rice ale, is out of retirement and now getting the can treatment with a new look.

Since it’s been going on 5 years we don’t have the stats on this beer in hand. One small drawback for those wanting a taste of this warrior once again. Distribution of Great Divide Samurai will be limited to Colorado until 2017, when it ships to all markets.

Style: Blonde Ale
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft
Latest Return: August, 2016

?? ABV

The evolution of Great Divide's Samurai artwork. Photo: Great Divide

The evolution of Great Divide’s Samurai artwork. Photo: Great Divide