Tag Archives: Great Divide Brewing

The Session #49: Regular Beer

This month’s Session kicks off the fifth year of “Beer Blogging Friday” originally proposed and started by Stan Hieronymus—and appropriately enough, Stan is once again taking up the hosting mantle (he hosted the very first Session in March 2007). The topic Stan chose for this month is “Regular Beer“: Please write about a regular beer (time to lose the quotation marks). You get to define what that means, but a few possibilities: * It might … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2010: Day 19: Hibernation Ale

Today’s beer has been Great Divide Brewing Company‘s winter ale for a decade and a half, the award-winning Hibernation Ale. An English-style Old Ale, I noted with interested that pre-2009 vintages of Hibernation were 8.1% alcohol by volume, but since 2009 this went up to 8.7%. (Usually you’d expect to see this go the other way.) Hibernation Ale has been our celebrated winter tradition since 1995. This robust, dry-hopped ale has a malty richness balanced … Continue reading →

Fruit Beer Week: Great Divide Wild Raspberry Ale (Re-review)

Great Divide Brewing, out of Denver, offers a Wild Raspberry Ale made with wild raspberries: [A] unique, thirst-quenching ale fermented with real red and black raspberries. Its balance of malt and fruit flavors make it a beer lover’s fruit beer. It’s offered year-round, which makes me curious how they handle seasonal variations in the berries. Or perhaps I’m over-thinking it—I have the image of hand-picking mountain berries in my head, but a brewery as big … Continue reading →