Denver Rare Beer Tasting Past Breweries and Beers

Denver Rare Beer Tasting Past Breweries and Beers

Denver Rare Beer Tasting: A Tradition of Great Breweries and Amazing Beers

The Denver Rare Beer Tasting has attracted some of America’s most respected craft breweries, who generously serve their most exotic beers. A total of 101 breweries have poured beers at the event during the first seven years. Only nine brewers have been invited to all seven Denver Rare Beer Tastings, while 39 have made a single appearance at the event.

Beers served at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting are some the world’s most sought after brews, which is why the event rapidly sells out each year. The brewers donate these amazing beers to support the efforts of the Pints for Prostates campaign. The Denver Rare Beer Tasting VIII will be held on Oct. 7, 2016. Tickets go on sale on Father’s Day.

Here is a look at the brewers and the beers from the first seven years.

Abbey Brewing, Abiquiu, N.M.: VII: Abbey Tripel Reserve.

Alaskan Brewing, Juneau, Alaska: I: Alaskan Smoked Porter 1999 & 2008; II: Alaskan 2009 Barrel-Aged Smoked Porter; III: Alaskan 2009 Cherry Vanilla Baltic Porter; IV: Alaskan Perseverance Ale; V: Alaskan 2002 Smoked Porter; VI: Alaskan Eisbock; VII: 25th Anniversary Perseverance Ale.

AleSmith Brewing, San Diego, Calif.: V: AleSMith Barrel-Aged Wee Heavy; VI: 2012 Barrel Aged Grand Cru.

Allagash Brewing, Portland, Maine: I: Allagash Fluxus 2009; IV: Allagash Avancé; VI: Neddles.

Anheuser-Busch, Fort Collins, Colo.: I: Mich Brett.6

Avery Brewing, Boulder, Colo.: I: Avery Voltron; II: Avery Quinquepartite; III: Avery Dihos Dactylion; IV: Avery Uncle Jacob’s Stout, Avery Oud Floris and Avery Odio Equum; V: Avery Volunt Plus Erat & Momi Hiwa; VI: Thensaurum; VII: Avery Vallum.

Bear Republic Brewing, Healdsburg, Calif.: IV: Bear Republic Barrel 32; VII: Barrel 178.

Bell’s Brewing, Kalamazoo, Mich.: II: Bell’s 2004 Eccentric Ale; VII: Bell’s Tawny Port Baltic Porter.

Big Sky Brewing, Missoula, Mont.: II: 2009 Big Sky Barrel-Aged Ivan The Terrible; III: Big Sky 2006 Buckin’ Monk; IV: 2011 Big Sky Ivan The Terrible Imperial Stout; V: 2012 Ivan The Terrible Imperial Stout; VI: 2012 Barrel Aged Biere de Noel; VII: 2012 Oak Aged Cherry Biere de Noel.

Bison Brewing, Berkeley, Calif.: I: Bison Reunion ’09 — A Beer for Hope Double White Ale.

Boston Beer, Boston, Mass.: I: Samuel Adams Utopias 2009; II: Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk; III: Samuel Adams 2011 Utopias; IV: Samuel Adams Utopias 10th Anniversary Edition; V: Samuel Adams Utopias; VI: Samuel Adams KMF Grand Cru; VII: Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru & Utopias.

Boulevard Brewing, Kansas City, Mo.: III: Boulevard Lovechild #1; V: Boulevard Tripel Julep; VII: Love Child No. 5 & 2013 Bourbon Barrel Quad.

Breakside Brewery, Portland, Ore.: VII: Brandy-Barrel Rye Wine & Birra Minestra.

Breckenridge Brewery, Breckenridge, Colo.: VI: 2014 Barleywine Batch #1.

Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, N.Y.: I: Brooklyn Wild 1; II: Brooklyn Reinschweinsgebot; III: Brooklyn Cuvee de la Crochet Rouge; V: Brooklyn Black Ops LBV 2007 & Brooklyn Cuvee Crochet Rouge Riesling; VII: Brooklyn Hand & Seal, Cognac Edition.

The Bruery, Placentia, Calif.: II: The Bruery Mélange #3; III: The Bruery The Wanderer; V: The Bruery Confession; VI: Befuddlement; VII: Bruery Terreux Bourgogne Blanc.

Cascade Brewing Barrel House, Portland, Ore.: II: Cascade Noyeaux Sour Ale; III: Cascade Borbonic Plague; VI: 2011 Tangerine Dream NW & 2013 Cerise Nouveau; VII: Pumpkin Smash & White Raspberry.

Casey Brewing & Blending, Glenwood Springs, Colo.: VII: Casey Family Preserve: Montmorency Cherry.

Central Waters Brewing, Amherst, Wisc.: VII: Black Gold.

Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, Fla.: II: Cigar City White Oak-Aged Jai Alai India Pale Ale; III: Cigar City Neilsbohrium Rum Barrel-Aged Imperial Raisin Sweet Stout; V: ll0k + OT Batch #6.

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer, Denver, Colo.: V: WælzBlood; VII: Nightmare on Brett Port Barrel Aged, Nightcap & L’Brett d’Cherry.

Crux Fermentation Project, Bend, Ore.: VII: (Banished) Tough Love I Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout. Deschutes Brewing, Bend, Ore.: I:

Deschutes Double Black Butte Porter XX; II: Deschutes Double Black Butte Porter XXII; V: Deschutes Black Butte XXII; VII: Collage (Conflux No. 1).

Devils Backbone Brewing, Lexington, Va., V: Wood-Aged Dark Abbey.

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, Del.: I: Dogfish Head Raison D’Extra 2006; II: Dogfish Head Namaste; III: Dogfish Head 2004 Olde School; IV: Dogfish Head 2007 Raison D’Extra; V: 2011 120 Minute IPA; VI: Bourbon Barrel Aged WWS & Wood Aged Noble Rot; VII: Barrel Aged Palo Santo & Festina Lente.

Drake’s Brewing, San Leandro, Calif.: V: Drake’s Reunion Barleywine.

The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery, Farmville, N.C.: III: The Duck-Rabbit The End of Reason.

Ecliptic Brewing, Portland, Ore.: VI: Orange Giant Barleywine.

Elevation Beer, Poncha Springs, Colo.: IV: Elevation Prostator Smoked Doppelbock; V: Boom! Brandy Barrel Quadruple; VI: Elitist; VII: Mango Tango.

Elysian Brewing, Seattle, Wash.: IV: Elysian Maelstrom Blood Orange Ale; VI: The Gourdfather Pumpkin Barleywine.

Epic Brewing, Salt Lake City, Utah: IV: Epic Imperial Red One Off Cask; VII: Old Sage Brett & 2011Brainless on Cherries.

Figueroa Mountain Brewing, Santa Barbara, Calif.: VI: The Grendel.

Firestone Walker Brewing, Paso Robles, Calif.: III: Firestone Walker Agrestic Ale; IV: Firestone Walker Lil Opal; V: Bravo & Lil’ Mikkel; VI: Helldorado & Tequila Merkin; VII: XVIII Anniversary and 2014 Sucaba.

Foothills Brewing, Winston-Salem, N.C.: I: Foothills 23-year-old Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Aged Total Eclipse Stout; II: Foothills 2009 Sexual Chocolate; III: Foothills Brewing 2009 Sexual Chocolate; VII: Foothills Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate.

Fort Collins Brewery, Fort Collins, Colo.: V: Roasted Pumpkin Seed Ale.

Founders Brewing, Grand Rapids, Mich.: II: Founders Nemesis 2010; IV: Founders 15th Anniversary Bolt Cutter Barley Wine.

Fremont Brewing, Seattle, Wash.: VI: Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop.6

Full Sail Brewing, Hood River, Ore.: III: Full Sail 1998 Old Boardhead Barleywine; IV: Full Sail 2010 Top Sail Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Porter; VI: 2007 Old Boardhead Barleywine.

Fullsteam Brewery, Durham, N.C.: VI: Tree-to-Sea Gose.

Funky Buddha Brewing, Oakland Park, Fla.: VII: Barrel Aged Snowed In.

AC Golden Brewing, Golden, Colo.: V: Blueberry Colorambic; VI: 2012 Ctyat, Dark Kriek & 2014 Imperial Stout.

Goose Island Beer, Chicago, Ill.: II: Goose Island Bourbon Barrel Coffee Stout; V: Napa County Stout; VII: 2014 Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout.

Grand Teton Brewery, Victor, Idaho: VI: Huckleberry Sour; VII: American Sour.

Great Divide Brewing, Denver, Colo.: I: Great Divide Old Ruffian Barley Wine 2008; II: Great Divide Flanders Red; III: Great Divide 2008 Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout; IV: Great Divide Brett, Meet Colette Farmhouse Ale; V: Great Divide Barrel-Aged Cuvee Syrah #1; VI: Red Sophia; VII: A Sour Patch Divided.

Great Lakes Brewing, Cleveland, Ohio: V: Jabberwocky.

Green Flash Brewing, San Diego, Calif.: VI: Little Freak.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, Loveland, Colo.: VI: The Wooden Path; VII: Once Upon A Time & The Count Whiskey Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout.

Hardywood Park Brewery, Richmond, Va.: V: Gingerbread Stout.

Harpoon Brewery, Boston, Mass.: I: Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Glacier Harvest ’09 Wet Hop Ale; VI: Oatmeal Pale Ale & 2011 Chocolate Stout on Brett.

Highland Brewing, Asheville, N.C.: I: Highland Big Butte Smoked Porter; III: Highland PSA Pilsner.

Hogshead Brewery, Denver, Colo.: VI: Divine Right Russian Imperial Stout.

Holy City Brewing, Charleston, S.C.: VI: 2012 Barrel-Aged New Year’s Resolution Doppelbock.

Hoppin’ Frog Brewing, Akron, Ohio: VII: Barrel-Aged B.O.R.I.S. VAN WINK Imperial Stout & Barrel-Aged Silk Porter.

Jester King Craft Brewery, Austin, Texas: IV: Jester King Gotlandsdricka; VI: Snörkel.

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, Ann Arbor, Mich.: I: Jolly Pumpkin Biere de Mars Grand Reserve 2006 & 2007; II: Jolly Pumpkin Biere de Goord; III: Jolly Pumpkin Lúpulo de Hielo; VI: Lupulo de Hielo; VII: Ursae Majoris.

Laughing Dog Brewing, Ponderay, Idaho: III: Laughing Dog St. Benny’s Labby Bourbon Barrel-Aged Ale; IV: Laughing Dog 2009 Barrel Aged Dogfather Imperial Stout; V: 14 Dogs of the Apocalypse; VI: 2008 Dogfather Imperial Stout; VII: Tenth Anniversary Barrel Aged Imperial Rye Ale.

Laughing Sun Brewing, Bismarck, N.D.: VI: 19th Amendment Stout.

Laurelwood Brewing, Portland, Ore.: IV: Laurelwood Cardinal Sin.

Left Hand Brewery, Longmont, Colo.: III: Left Hand Brewery 2009 Fade to Black Vol. 1; IV: Left Hand 2009 Oak Aged Imperial Stout.

The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, Calif.: I: Lost Abbey The Angel’s Share 2009 Brandy Barrel Finish; III: Lost Abbey/Port Brewery Deliverance; IV: The Lost Abbey Track # 8; V: 2008 The Lost Abbey’s Angel’s Share; VI: Whiskey Barrel-Aged Serpent’s Stout; VII: Cable Car.

Matt Brewing, Utica, N.Y.: I: Saranac Imperial IPA; VII: Saranac Javanac & Saranac Imperial Barrel-Aged Rye Porter.

Maui Brewing, Lahaina, Hawaii: VI: A’a Imperial Golden Ale.

Melvin Brewing/Thai Me Up Restaurant, Jackson, Wy.: V: Kirk McHale & Melvin IPA Rum Barrel-Aged.

Nebraska Brewing, Papillion, Neb.: III: Nebraska Inception Series #1 Toasted Barn; VI: Attack of the 50 Foot Brunette.

New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, Colo.: I: New Belgium Trip II; II: New Belgium Tart Lychee; III: New Belgium Eric’s Ale; IV: New Belgium Biere de Mars and Back; V: New Belgium/Avery Sour Collaboration #1 & #2; VI: Oscar Kissed Cherry; VII: Whiskey Barrel-Aged Blackberry Barley Wine Ale.

New Glarus Brewing, New Glarus, Wisc.: I: New Glarus Golden Ale.

New Holland Brewing, Holland, Mich.: III: New Holland Rum Barrel-Aged Pilgrim’s Dole Wheatwine; V: Chocolate Dragon’s Milk; VII: 2013 Incorrigible White Sour.

NoDa Brewing, Charlotte, N.C.: V: Rum Barrel-Aged Imperial Coco Loco & Hot Pistol; VI: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Olde Voyager & Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel-Aged Monstro; VII: 2014 Bourbon Barrel and Vanilla Bean Aged Olde Voyager & Between the Berries and Me.

NXNW Restaurant & Brewery, Austin, Texas: VI: Funk Jack; VII: Genesis 2015.

Odell Brewing, Fort Collins, Colo.: I: Odell Crimson Shenanigans; III: Odell Rare Blend; IV: Odell Deconstruction and Odell Funky Wooden Myrcenary; V: Foot Print; VII: Ignorance is Bliss.

Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Charlotte, N.C.: V: Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter; VI: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Anniversary Alt.

Oskar Blues Brewing, Lyons, Colo.: I: Oskar Blues Wet & Whiskeyed Gordon; VI: The White Buffalo West Coast IPA.

Perennial Artisan Ales, St. Louis, Mo.: IV: Perennial Barrel Aged Fantastic Voyage; V: Barrel Quad; VI: Barrel-Aged Sump; VII: ProCATstination.

Pike Brewing, Seattle, Wash.: II: Pike Tripel Kriek. Portsmouth Brewing, Portsmouth, N.H.: IV: Portsmouth Kate the Great.

Prairie Artisan Ales, Krebs, Okl.: V: Prairie Bomb De Balcones; VI: Return of the Legend (Balcones Barrel).

River North Brewing, Denver, Colo.: V: J. Marie Barreled and Bretted; VI: River North Oud Bruin; VII: Anniversary Ale #3.

Rogue Ales, Newport, Ore.: I: Rogue Ales John John Hazelnut; II: Rogue 21 Ale; III: Rogue Charlie 1981; IV: Chatoe Rogue Wet Hop Ale; V: Class of ’88 Barley Wine; VI: Rogue Oregon Oak Whiskey Barrel-Aged Doppelsticke; VII: Cold Brew IPA.

Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa, Calif.: II: Russian River Temptation.

Schooner Exact Brewing, Seattle, Wash.: VII: Twig and Berry.

Short’s Brewing, Bellaire, Mich.: IV: Short’s Aww Jeah to the Face.

Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, Calif.: I: Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Scotch Ale; II: Sierra Nevada Brandy Barrel-Aged Belgian Trippel; III: Sierra Nevada Brewing 30th Anniversary Rum Barrel-Aged Fritz and Ken’s Stout; IV: Sierra Nevada Brandy Barrel Aged Imperial Smoked Porter; V: Barrel-Aged Narwhal; VI: Barrel-Aged Breakfast at Chico’s; VII: Barrel-Aged Rain Check Spiced Stout.

Smuttynose Brewing, Portsmouth, N.H.: V: Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout.

Spangalang Brewery, Denver, Colo.: VII: Ornette.

Stone Brewing, Escondido, Calif.: I: Stone 2008 Old Guardian Barley Wine Aged in Red Wine Barrels; II: Stone Imperial Russian Stout GK’s Mad Man Mix; III: Stone 2010 Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Barrel-Aged Imperial Russian Stout; IV: Stone Suitable for Cave Aging Imperial Smoked Porter Tribute to Danny Williams; V: 2007 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Russian Stout & 2004 Old Guardian Barley Wine; VI: 2005 Double Bastard; VII: The Tiger Cub Saison & Xocoveca Charred.

Stoudt’s Brewing, Adamstown, Pa.: I: Stoudt Old Abominable Barleywine 2007; IV: Stoudt’s 5025.

Sun King Brewing, Indianapolis, Ind.: V: Hot Rod Lincoln; VII: Barrel-Aged Batch 666: Sympathy for the Devil.

Surly Brewing, Minneapolis, Minn.: IV: Surly SŸX; V: Misanthrope.

Terrapin Beer, Athens, Ga.: V: Barrel-Aged Moo-Hoo Chocolate Stout.

Thirsty Dog Brewing, Akron, Ohio: III: Thirsty Dog Bourbon Barrel-Aged 12 Dogs of Christmas; VI: Cerasus Dog Flanders Style Sour with Michigan Cherries.

Three Floyds Brewing, Munster, Ind.: II: Three Floyds Dark Lord.

Tröegs Brewing, Hershey, Pa,.: IV: Tröegs Splinter Black; VI: LaGrave & Jovial.

Uinta Brewing, Salt Lake City, Utah: IV: Uinta Oak Jacked.

Union Craft Brewery, Baltimore, Md.: VI: Barrel-Aged Chessie the Barleywine & 2012 Snow Pants Oatmeal Stout; VII: Barrel Aged Balt the More & Barrel Aged Old Pro with Peaches.

Upstream Brewing, Omaha, Neb.: II: Upstream Farmhouse Surprise.

Verboten Brewing, Loveland, Colo.: VII: Mountain Man & Verboppin’ Frogoten.

Weyerbacher Brewing, Easton, Pa.: II: Weyerbacher 2005 Decadence; III: Weyerbacher Idiot’s Drool; V: Millennium Falco; VI: Pariah.

Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville, N.C.: V: Wicked Weed Black Angel Cherry Sour; VI: Genesis; VII: Dark Arts: Tequila Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Brett and Espresso & Montmarretto: Barrel-Aged Sour with Montmorency Cherries and Almonds.

Wormtown Brewing, Worcester, Mass.: VI: Tart Project Flanders Red; VII: Tart Project: Saison.

Wynkoop Brewing, Denver, Colo.: I: Wynkoop Barrel Aged Berserker Mead; II: Wynkoop Orville.33; III: Wynkoop Metacool Maltuwanna Imperial Amber Ale; IV: Wynkoop Brewjolais Nouveau.

Yazoo Brewing, Nashville, Tenn.: VII: 2014 Chianti Brett Saison With Sangiovese Grapes & Deux Rouges Grand Cru (Batch Two).


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