The U.S. Open Beer Championship
recently concluded, win many Colorado outfits announced among the winners.
One of those is Golden's AC Golden Brewing Company
, who placed in the top 10 overall and won three medals, including silver for their Colorado Native IPL
I received a press release with this news yesterday, just as a sample from the brewery arrived in the mail: the newly released Colorado Native Saison
. It's the second of a specialty series that launched months ago with the limited release of a Double IPL.
This release too is restrained to 330 cases and 200 1/6th barrels and the company says if it receives favorable response it'll be brewed again next year.
I only found time to get my sample into the fridge last night and haven't yet tried it, but I can tell you a bit more about the brew from the release.
True to the MillerCoors subsidiary's mission, all ingredients are from in state: malt from Alamosa's Colorado Malting Company, hops grown in Olathe, and a special yeast blend to mimic French and Belgian strings, made up here in Woodland Park by the Brewing Science Institute
As a teaser, the company shared the plans for the next brew in the series, a Colorado Native Olathe Lager, due out in August for Colorado Proud Month
. Olathe's famous sweet corn will star in the recipe, with hops and barley also grown within a mile of that harvest site, for a super-duper-local beer.