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Wild Belgian Pale Ale Collaboration with Upslope

By | February 7, 2014

Ferusfluxus

The time has come for Denver-based Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project and Boulder-based Upslope Brewing Company to unveil the first installment of Crooked Stave’s Ferus Fluxus series – Wild Belgian Pale Ale. After nine months, the collaborative beer is ready for its highly anticipated release. For this unique barrel-aged project Upslope’s Limited Release Belgian Style [...]

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Ferus Fluxus Collaboration Series

By | January 20, 2014

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Ferus Fluxus, meaning “Wild Flow”, is the start of a collaboration series for us here at Crooked Stave. This series will allow us to work alongside fellow brewers to showcase the contrast that occurs from fermenting with Brettanomyces. The concept for this series came about after many late night discussions while drinking beers fermented with Saccharomyces, and [...]

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Crooked Stave @ The Source Grand Opening!

By | September 27, 2013

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We would like to announce that we will be moving our taproom and brewing operations to The Source on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4th at 3:00pm and will hold a celebratory toast at 6:00pm! For those of you not familiar with The Source, it is an artisanal market located inside of a 26,000-square-foot brick building built in [...]

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ROY-G-BIV Day (Wild Wild Brett Violet Release)!!!

By | May 1, 2013

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Greetings, We are very excited to announce that we will hold a bottle release for Wild Wild Brett Violet on May 19th!!! In order to celebrate the completion of the Wild Wild Brett Series and bottle release for Wild Wild Brett Violet, we will be hosting a ROY-G-BIV Day (or Rainbow Day as it has [...]

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St. Bretta Brew Day

By | April 25, 2013

St. Bretta is our 100% Brettanomyces Whitebier that was just released this week! Not only is St. Bretta an evolution of Wild Wild Brett Orange, but also it will be ever-changing depending on the fresh citrus available that season. For our spring release we decided to brew St. Bretta with fresh Minneola Tangelo. Each seasonal [...]

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Origins Bottle Release

By | March 15, 2013

In celebration of Colorado Craft Beer Week, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project will be releasing our first batch of Origins bottles on March 22nd in the Barrel Cellar taproom. Origins is our hommage to the history of barrel-aging and those who have influenced us along the way. This Burgundy Sour Ale is made up of [...]

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Pure Guava Petite Sour

By | August 2, 2011

Pure Guava Petite Sour label

This is a beer that will tickle the senses..and is best summed up by our friend Nathan Zeender of Desjardin Brewing baroque beer: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a style of artistic expression that is marked generally by use of complex forms, bold ornamentation, and the juxtaposition of contrasting elements often conveying [...]

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Batch #3, L’Brett d’Or

By | March 5, 2011

Chad checking the sight glass

With the previous batch transfered into barrels, I cleaned the fermenter and readied the brewhouse for batch #3. The following morning of February 16th I mashed in for the golden base beer which will over time become L’Brett d’Or. This beer is our Golden Sour, but with a twist. It is a 100% Brettanomyces primary [...]

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Super Saison Friends League

By | March 5, 2011

Chad with Barrels

On February 11th a big group of Colorado brewers got together for a collaborative brew called Buddha Nuvo to be released on April 16th at the 2011 Saison Festival held at Trinity Brewing in Colorado Springs. This years batch draws on the experience of many and is a unique collaborative effort. The idea behind the [...]

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Batch #2, Inception of the Barrel Inoculant

By | March 4, 2011

Barrel filling batch #2

With the barrels in house and readied for beer, we decided to produce a batch that could condition all the barrels with our house sour cultures. The idea was that we brew a beer that finishes with a higher amount of unfermented sugars after fermentation giving a good environment for all the various souring critters [...]

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Batch #1 Wild Wild Brett

By | January 10, 2011

Primary in Barrel

On January 10, 2011 we brewed our inaugural batch of beer. The idea behind our first batch was to produce a beer primary fermented with 100% Brettanomyces yeasts. We thought why not take it a bit further and have the fermentation occur completely in used red wine oak barrels with a few strains of Brettanomyces [...]

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