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Future Series: Great Divide Woodwerks Belgian-Style Sour

Great Divide Wood Werks Belgian-Style Sour

Great Divide Woodwerks Belgian-Style Sour looks to kick off a new specialty series in the near future.

Denver, Colorado-based Great Divide’s most well-known barrel-aged releases Hibernation, Old Ruffian, & their Yeti Imperial Stout. Thanks to extra oak barrel purchases, more of these treats are available nationwide.

Even with more oak, Great Divide still has some small batch love to give – in the form of the Woodwerks Barrel Series.

Great Divide Woodwerks Belgian-Style Sour is slated to be the first in a new line of small batch barrel-aged and sour ales. The base beer is the brewery’s Belgian-style tripel ale that has been souring for 15 months in red wine barrels on plums.

Woodwerks is our new lineup of limited edition barrel aged and sour beers. Kicking the series off in style, our Belgian-style tripel was artfully soured for 15 months in red wine barrels and aged on plums. This rare special spiced sour ale has notes of luscious stone fruit with a tart, dry finish and hint of French oak.

Great Divide Woodwerks Belgian-Style Sour will be a 12-ounce bottle release. The brewery has not announced this offering.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Plums. Wine Barrel-Aged.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Debut: TBA

9.3% ABV

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Himalayan inspired Great Divide Chai Yeti is here for fall

Great Divide Chai Yeti

Great Divide Chai Yeti a new variation on the brewery’s widely popular imperial stout debuts as fall begins. 

“Yeti” is synonymous in the beer world with a big, highly rated imperial stout. Variants include Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti, Espresso Yeti, Oak Aged Yeti, and Oatmeal Yeti. Last fall, the brewery released Velvet Yeti, a nitrogen infused edition. Now, Yeti is spending some time with a few exotic spices.

Great Divide Chai Yeti is brewed with a plethora of chai spices, including cinnamon, green cardamom, black pepper, ginger, nutmeg, and vanilla. The brewery states this beer is a nod to Yeti’s home region of the Himalayas.

Our beloved Yeti is going back to its roots with this Himalayan-inspired variation. Traditional Chai spices of cinnamon, green cardamom, black pepper, ginger, nutmeg, and vanilla blend seemlessly with Yeti’s rich, roasted malt backbone for a spicy beast fit to tackle Everest.

Great Divide Chai Yeti is slated for 22-ounce bottles and draft, debuting nationally as October sets in.

Style: Imperial Stout (Cinnamon. Green Cardamom. Black Pepper. Ginger. Nutmeg. Vanilla.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
Debut: October 2017

9.5% ABV

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Great Divide Hoss makes a seasonal return

Great Divide Hoss Can 2017

Great Divide Hoss Oktoberfest is back in the Denver, Colorado brewery’s again this month. This is the second time this beer has been canned.

It may seem a little early to be thinking Oktoberfest beers, but lagers really are perfect year round. Great Divide Hoss is among one of Beer Street Journal’s favorite festbier styles. Fans of a malty lager will very much enjoy this plaid laden beverage.

HOSS is based on the Märzen lagers of Germany. Rich, layered malt notes, with hints of cherry and dark fruits, dominate, while the unique addition of rye imparts a slightly earthy, spicy character. Hoss finishes crisp and dry, and its brilliant red-orange color is a toast to the sunsets that make the perfect backdrop for this beer.

Great Divide Hoss is a seasonal release on draft, 12-ounce bottles, and 12-ounce cans.

Style: Oktoberfest
Availability: 12oz Cans, 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Latest Return: August 2017

6.2% ABV 

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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