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Odell Brewing’s St. Lupulin Year 3

Odell Brewing (Ft. Collins, CO) is celebrating the release of their American Pale Ale – “St. Lupulin.”  Lupulin (pronounced Loop-you-lin) full of citrus & floral hops.  2011 marks the 3rd year this beer has been brewed.  If you get Odell Brewing (or even if you don’t) look for it on draft & 12oz bottles starting April 23rd.  From Odell:

The Saint Comes Marching In…Again
Odell Brewing celebrates the return of St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale

Fort Collins, Colo. — On April 23, 2011 Odell Brewing will release St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale. Now in its third year, St. Lupulin follows the brewery’s Red Ale as part of its seasonal lineup of beers.

St. Lupulin (loop-you-lin) pays tribute to a mystical legend who was tirelessly devoted to his rows of hops and the yellow resin residing in the hop cones. This resin, or Lupulin, contains the essential oils that give the hop its flavor and aroma.

Light in color, St. Lupulin is a dry-hopped extra pale ale with a clean and crisp finish. The brewers selected a variety of hops, including Cascade and Centennial, that create a bright citrus and floral aroma and flavor. Hints of grapefruit balance the subtle, sweet malt base. St. Lupulin has an ABV of 6.5%, and is available through September in the brewery’s ten state distribution region.

“Odell’s summer seasonal St. Lupulin fits the extra-pale-ale bill perfectly.” said Jennie Dorris in her 5280 Magazine blog. “The flavor starts with a blast of hops, and it finishes light and clean.”

Odell Brewing will celebrate the return of St. Lupulin on April 23rd (Earth Day) in the brewery’s Tap Room. Brewery guests can enjoy samples of the brew as well as live music. In honor of Earth Day, environmentally conscious beer fans can also get a free refillable ½ gal jug by purchasing a fill and joining the Odell Jug Club.

Founded in 1989, Odell Brewing was started by Doug Odell, his wife Wynne, and his sister Corkie. Twenty-one years later, the culture of family and collaboration still thrives fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. It is this passion for beer that inspires Odell Brewing to create quality, hand-crafted, innovative brews. In 2010 the brewery completed its fourth expansion, adding a wood-aging cellar, a 750 ml bottling line, and a 76 kilowatt photovoltaic system capable of providing 25% of the brewery’s peak energy demand. As a regional craft brewery, Odell Brewing is committed to serving the communities in which it distributes by sourcing local raw materials, and through its charitable giving program known as Odell Outreach. Odell Brewing was recently named a “Top Company of 2010” by ColoradoBiz Magazine and is an award winning brewery, nationally and internationally: 2010 North American Beer Awards — gold medal for Woodcut No. 3. 2009 BrewNZ Awards — gold for 5 Barrel Pale Ale. 2008 World Beer Cup® — gold for IPA. 2007 Great American Beer Festival® — gold medal for IPA.