As the summer of 2017 winds down, a new beer is emerging in Fort Collins, Colorado – Odell Rupture.
A special flourish in the brewing process is what makes Odell Rupture so unique. Sure, you’ve heard of whole flower hops added to the boil, or used in dry-hopping. Odell does something a little different in this brewing process by grinding the whole flower hops minutes before meeting beer.
The brewery actually uses a mix of pellets and whole flower hops in their brewing processes. The biggest hop aromas came “rupturing” the lupulin in the whole flower hops in a grinding process. The brewery loved the result so much, they installed a hammer mill to aid in the process.
“By grinding the hops, we unlock an unparalleled amount of hop aroma. We built the recipe around highlighting that aroma, letting the hops take center stage without overwhelming bitterness.” – Brendan McGivney, COO
Odell Rupture is now available year-round in 12-ounce cans and draft.
Availability: 12oz Cans. Draft. Year-round
Debut: Late August 2017
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Odell Sunny Rain Golden Ale debuts as the month of July winds down.
The new dry-hopped sour ale is brewed a “delicate balance of hops and tart; in a category all it’s own”.
We see a lot of dry-hopped sours that are very bold and lingering. They have their place in our beer fridge, but we were inspired to find a more delicate balance of hops and tart. That’s where Sunny Rain ventures into new territory.” – Brendan McGivney, Odell Brewing COO
Odell Sunny Rain Golden Ale is a limited release, in 12-ounce cans, and draft starting July 24th.
Style: Sour Ale
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
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Odell Pryus & Prunus Pear & Peach Sour is destined for the brewery’s Cellar Series this year.
The Fort Collins, Colorado based brewery is home to releases like Zard-Alu Sour Apricot Ale, Pina Agria, and most recently Dark Theory. The brewery’s love of fruits will be expressed once again with Odell Pryus & Prunus Pear & Peach Sour.
The base beer is a sour golden ale, brewed with hefty additions of fresh pears and peach puree, resulting in a bright, tart beer.
Pryus & Prunus is an oak aged sour golden ale brewed with heavy additions of pear and peach puree resulting in a full bodied, pleasantly effervescent, refreshingly tart ale. The two fruits work in harmony, as aromas of peach pie and fresh pear swirl from the glass. The tart complexity of the sour blonde marries with rip fruit flavors that burst forth with every sip. Enjoy.
Like previous series releases, Odell Pryus & Prunus Pear & Peach Sour will have limited availability in 750 milliliter bottles, and draft.
Odell Brewing Dark Theory
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Odell Flemish Giant, a future potential release in the brewery’s Cellar Series.
Consider this beer a tribute to the Belgian Flanders-style that is inspiring so many brewers in America. Odell Flemish Giant will have spent a year hidden a way in oak by the time you have this in your hands. Flemish Giant features flavors of raisins, figs and plum.
Recently, the brewery released Prop Culture in the Cellar Series.
Native to Belgium, the Flemish Giant is a breed of rabbit that dates back to the 16th century and tips the scales at 20 lbs. Burrowed in oak barrels for a year, Flemish Giant is our tribute to this prodigious hare and it’s homeland, the birthplace of the Flanders-style Sour Red Ale. Look for notes of tart ruby grapefruit and cherry to hop to the nose while sweet raisin, fig and plum favors thump the palette.
Ghent, Belgium is thank for one of the largest rabbits on earth – the Flemish Giant. First bred in the 16th century, the rabbit weighs on average around 15 pounds. (Honestly, there is a Monty Python movie sense that comes to mind.)
Odell Flemish Giant will be a 750 milliliter bottle release. The brewery has not yet announced this beer.
Fort Collins, Colorado based Odell Brewing will start distribution to Illinois starting February. The brewery has signed a distribution deal with Breakthru Beverage.
The brewery will lead with flagship 90 Shilling, IPA, Drumroll APA, Myrcenary Double IPA, as well as Runoff Red, Tree Shaker Imperial Peach Ale. Limited releases will debut in the state as well, including Friek Raspberry & Cherry Sour, and Dark Theory Black Cherry Sour.
“I always said that we wouldn’t distribute in Chicago unless the Cubs won the World Series. All kidding aside, Illinois has long been one of the nation’s leading markets. These folks know beer, and as a brewery that has largely distributed in the Rocky Mountain region, we’re excited to step into our first state east of the Mississippi River.” – Founder, Doug Odell.
Full launch festivities will be posted via odellbrewing.com/events/
Odell Elephunk, an imperial “wild” IPA is hitting shelves now.
The brewery touts this newbie as “a perfect balance between sweet and tart.” Per the Odell’s sales sheet, the base India pale ale has been aged in oak barrels with wild yeast.
Pungent tropical fruit aromas burst forward while oak-aged traits of vanilla, brown sugar and cedar create a slightly sweet contrast to the tart flavor.
Odell Elephunk is available in limited quantities in 12 ounce bottles and draft.
Ed note: Removed draft availability. Bottles only.