Happy Thirsty Thursday! It may be a little cloudy today, but both our taprooms are cozy and bright. Our Brewery Taproom opens at noon and our Downtown Taproom opens at 4:00 PM.

AND, it’s Thirsty Thursday! Like every Thursday, we offer a new beer and this Thursday is no exception. Today we’re serving Sandbagger Red – an American Red Ale.

American Red or Amber ales belong to the Pale Ale family but are named more for their color than any narrowly defined flavor profiles. Ranging in color from light amber to dark amber or red and even copper to light brown, many have malt-forward aromas and flavors, while others reflect more balance between malt and hops. Some others are on the hoppy side. Sandbagger Red is malty, copper red and a little on the hoppy side with a smooth finish. Initially this style gained popularity in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California, where this style is known more as a “red ale.” As the style spread across the nation, brewers began making their own interpretations, with some calling it “amber.” We chose to call ours a red ale because it reflects the upper West Coast with its higher hop profile and use of Amarillo and Centennial hops.
Sandbagger Red is 4.85% ABV and 55 IBUs. It is very drinkable and will pair nicely with grilled meats and rich sauces (burgers, BBQ, game, seafood, chicken, spicy entrees, pastas) – a wonderful balance between refreshment and substance. You will find it on tap at Coal Creek Bowling Center in Lafayette and, if you come in today you’ll get a card for a free game of bowling at Coal Creek when you order a Sandbagger Red!

Upcoming Events:

October 30th: By now you probably know how crazy Dion and Nate are – right? Well, they’ve decided to have a contest to see who can guess how many Halloween candy corns are in one of our growlers. Winner gets a free Crowler filled with their favorite beer. Enter between now and Tuesday.
For a full list of rules, click here.

October 31st: We’ll be having a best costume contest, some cool specials, and more. Kristy always has something up her sleeve! Stay tuned to our Social Media pages for more information.

November 8th: The Brewery Comedy Tour at Crystal Springs
7PM – 9PM at our Downtown Taproom, 604 Main Street, Louisville, CO. (720) 572-7975. Ask your server about getting tickets for this evening of great comedy and beer, or click here to buy online.

November 11th: Oh My Geode! Silent Auction Charity Event to benefit Canines for Disabled Kids.
1 – 4 PM at our Brewery Taproom, 657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO. (303) 665-8888.
If you love kids and dogs, don’t miss this great event! We will be donating a dollar for every beer sold during the event to Canines for Disabled Kids.

That about it for now. The sun just came out and I think I need to go for a hike, then drink a great beer from a Colorado Independent brewery. Have a great day!