Great Divide Chai Yeti a new variation on the brewery’s widely popular imperial stout is returning for another fall.
“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 a 22-ounce bottle and draft release, available now through December 2018.
A little while ago, Beer Street Journal mentioned that Great Divide (Denver, CO) would announce a new “Yeti” in the infamous series. Looks like we have our answer- Oatmeal Yeti. The base beer for each of the Yetis is a big imperial stout. From there, coffee, chocolate, or special barrel aging occur to make each one unique. For Oatmeal Yeti, rolled oats and raisins allow this beast to stand out.
Much like its legendary precedessors, this Yeti is big, bold and dark. The addition of rolled out softens Yeti’s notoriously roasty backbone, and the small amount of raisins addin the brew kettle creates a unique dark fruit character. Just as admired as those that came before it, Oatmeal Yeti Imperial Stout is a gentle beast.
Great Divide Brewing Co (Denver, CO) has been hinting at a new beer in the Yeti Series set to debut this summer. July 1 to be exact. Style, additions, etc have yet to be discussed. Just be ready to spot this creature in July. Judging by the brewery’s lineup, this new Yeti replaces Belgian Yeti, a one and done offering of the past.
Currently – the Yetis include (See Above):
Yeti – Imperial Stout
Oak Aged Yeti
Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti
Barrel Aged Yeti
Note: The above graphic covers the CURRENT Yeti lineup.