The Days are Getting Longer! New beers, more hoppiness, re-releases and new digs.
It is hard not to have a love/hate relationship with January! One week is beautiful, the next the weather goes crazy. Looks like we’re in for more snow this week – but I have to say I love the snow! I’m just going to stay positive (as I always try to
do). Without winter, spring wouldn’t be nearly as cool. It is the contrasts in life that make it exciting! I always used to tell my students, “If you never knew sadness, how would you know if you’re happy?”
Enough philosophical stuff – we have exciting news! Of course, the new taproom in downtown Louisville is right up there, but at the moment we’re really excited about our newest release – our Cherry Saison. Many of you have had it, but now we are releasing it in 12 oz/6 packs and making a boatload of it. Look for it in stores just before Valentine’s Day (yes, the packaging is red – see below).
While we haven’t totally finalized the deal, I can’t hold back. We have been able to find a source for Nelson Sauvin hops – the ones that are the primary hops for 13 IPA. 13 has been one of our most popular brands, but we’ve never been able to produce it in quantity. Looks like by April we will be able to and we couldn’t be happier. So look for it in stores, restaurants and tap houses this spring.
Of course, Summertime will be coming back in April as well. We will also be releasing its cousin, Blood Orange Kolsch in April, but only in kegs – so look for it on tap in your favorite restaurant or tap house. If you can’t wait until April, look for it very soon at Murphy’s Tap House in Louisville and in our taproom.
We are also bringing back an old favorite, Wuerzburger. Wuerzburger is part of our Original Series (recreating the original recipes of our namesake that was founded in 1875). It is in the Helles Bock style – a wonderful lager that is both light and strong (by early 1900’s standards – about 6.5% ABV). We will be using all Colorado malt and hops to brew this beer. We originally released it in bottles, but this new edition will be packaged in 12 oz cans/6 packs with a beautiful retro label designed by our Graphics Designer, Timm Bryson. Planned release is sometime in May or June.
Back to our new taproom in downtown Louisville: Naturally, anything like this seems to take forever and a day. Right now we’re in the process of finding a general contractor and getting the building plans ready. Our dream is that we will open at least by April (or as soon as the weather gets nice enough to enjoy a beer outside – not that I don’t do that right now!). If you are interested in helping us make this dream a reality, please consider joining our CSBC Old Towne Taproom Club. It is only $100 and includes a $50 beer credit in either taproom, an invitation to a pre- opening party at the new taproom with free beer and food, updates on our progress, VIP status for future events and releases, and more – plus you’ll know you are helping us get this new venue open. If you’re interested, please contact me
at email@example.com and I’ll give you more information and get you signed up.
That’s about it for now. Don’t forget that we have several different beers out in stores, restaurants and tap houses right now and you can find us all over the Denver Metro area (http://www.crystalspringsbrewing.com/find-beer/). Our IPA, Doc’s Porter (bronze medal winner in this year’s Beer Wars competition), South Ridge Amber, Naughty Marilyn and Woody’s Salted Chocolate Stout are available in 12 oz/6 packs, and our Barrel Aged Black Saddle is available in 19.2 oz bomber cans at your favorite liquor store. If you’re looking for a place to meet or have a party or celebration, please consider Crystal Springs -contact Kristy at 303-442-9022
or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Stay well, be happy and don’t forget that beer and food were made for each other. I’m hopeful this finds you with a smile on your face and a great locally owned Colorado craft brewery made beer in your hand. Have a great year!