Paradox Beer Company
A phenomenal Wiley Roots Brewing beer in collaboration with Paradox: a pineapple upside down cobbler IPA. Sadly, it may be all gone by the time you read this.
has announced plans for its first Paradox Outpost location at 522 W. Colorado Ave., across from Benny’s Restaurant & Lounge, tentatively set to open around March.
Brewer, blender, jack-of-all-trades employee Jeffrey Airman says there won’t be any brewing or aging at this satellite spot, that it’ll be a tap and tasting room with some live music offerings and a small kitchen for limited food service, supplemented by food trucks at times.
“You won’t be getting the full Paradox experience unless you come to Divide,” he says, “but we’ll do different productions for the Outpost and tailor the beer for the neighborhood.” For example, a collaboration with Cerberus Brewing Company
’s already planned.
Paradox's facility in Divide host stunning views, and should be visited for the full Paradox experience says brewer/blender Jeffrey Airman.
Paradox originally opened in Woodland Park in 2012, moving to (and significantly expanding in) Divide four years later. They’re nationally and internationally distributed, specializing in ambitious and experimental wild and sour beers, barrel-aged and blended into limited, totally unique
On our recent visit, we followed the advice of friends who said the pineapple upside down cobbler IPA collaboration beer with Wiley Roots Brewing at Paradox is a beer to behold. It's made with caramelized pineapple, cherry juice, vanilla, cinnamon and lactose, leading with cake icing in the aroma yet magically manages not to taste cloying. A trusted friend who samples widely said it was probably the best beer she had in 2019, commending the pure flavors. We concur and were simply stunned.
Here's some background on the beer from Wiley Roots Brewing Co.'s CEO and head brewer Kyle Carbaugh:
The Cobbler Series (County Fair Cobbler, State Fair Cobbler, and the Bi-County Fair Cobbler) is a Milkshake Sour IPA series pioneered by Wiley Roots since late early Fall 2018. The idea for a collaboration [with Paradox] came from tasting their Skully No. 40 Pineapple Upside Down Sour, and enjoying the pineapple and cherry aspect of that beer.
Pineapple Upside Down Bi-County Fair Cobbler was brewed by our team in Greeley, Colorado using our Cobbler Milkshake Sour IPA recipe with Paradox's input on processing and treating the pineapple component of the beer. After the beer was brewed, we sent kegs and cans to Paradox.
Wiley Roots also brewed a beer in Divide with Paradox, called "Koji Bros" which was released in July 2019. This [is a good] example of a Paradox beer with our input, whereas Pineapple Upside Down Bi-County Fair Cobbler is a Wiley Roots brand and is much different from what they are known for.
Views west face the back side of Pikes Peak. When you aren't facing that way, you'll likely be nosing a snifter.