This Friday, November 9, we are offering a special free tasting from Prost Brewing.
This GABF award-winning Colorado brewery specializes in crafting authentic German-style beers.
This week we will be sampling:
Helles: It is crisp, clean and refreshing, lightly hopped, with just a hint of sweetness. This is a full-bodied brew, in spite of its light color. 5% ABV, 17 IBUs.
Kolsch: This bier is delicate and pale with less bitterness than a Pils and less sweetness than a Helles. A subtle fruitiness is the hallmark of this classic style from Köln. Along with Alt, this is one of the last ale holdouts in Germany. 4.6% ABV, 22 IBUs.
Märzen Oktoberfest: Prost Märzen is a deep orange, malty lager. Originally, it was brewed in March (Maerz). In the days before refrigeration, this was the last month to brew before the weather was too warm. Later, the Oktoberfest celebration was the perfect event to drink the last of the Maerz beer and start brewing again. Starting in the 1970’s, Munich brewers started making paler versions of the Oktoberfest biers. The beer now is a kicked up Helles bier brewed to a slightly higher gravity. Prost’s version is orange in color, with a rich malt profile from the abundant use of Vienna and Munich malts. 5.8% ABV, 24 IBUs.
Altfränkisches Dunkel Bier: This is a dark amber lager made in the world famous brewing area around Bamberg, Germany. They are characterized by their smooth malty flavor. The Franconian version differs from the dark lagers of Bavaria by being slightly stronger and drier. Dunkels have a distinctive malty flavor that comes from a special brewing technique called decoction mashing. We are reviving the Altfränkisches Dunkel Bier from the Hümmer Brauerei in Breitengüßbach, the brewery whose brewhouse now resides in Denver, Colorado at Prost Brewing. 5.2% ABV, 25 IBUs.
Tasting hours for this free Friday, November 9 be from 4:00-6:45 pm, at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store.
All of this week’s featured items will be on sale!