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Eight South Denver Metro Breweries get together to offer collaboration beer and limited edition pint glass to local patrons.

Dec 5th, 2014, eight breweries along the C-470 corridor will begin pouring the first collaboration brew; Bock C-470, a special recipe beer, designed and brewed by all eight brewers. The brewers from Blue Spruce Brewing Company & Restaurant, 3 Freaks Brewery, Lone Tree Brewing Company, 38th State Brewing Company, Grist Brewing Company, Living the Dream Brewing Company, CB Potts Brewery-Highlands Ranch, and Rock Bottom Brewery-South Denver, got together to design a recipe for their Weizenbock. This style of beer is a more powerful Dunkel Weizen with a pronounced estery alcohol character and complex malt characters of dark fruits.

“As a Colorado brewer, I think we might be the first to do a freeway collaboration. We're certainly the first that I know of in recent history. So to me, that shows we are trying to reach out, expand beyond the confines of our buildings, get involved with each other as brewers to support and mentor across company lines. And that's what being a Colorado brewer is all about,” stated Rob Kevwitch Ph.D., brewer and founder of Grist Brewing. “The south suburban brewery scene has arrived, it's in full force, and we're here to stay.”

In addition to this collaboration beer, the breweries are offering a "beer passport” that can be picked up on or after December 5th at any of the eight locations. The passport will be stamped as patrons visit each location and the first 300 people that have their passport stamped from all eight breweries will receive a free limited edition C-470 Collaboration pint glass. The glass is etched with all eight brewery’s logos.

Grist Brewing Company Background

Our vision of craft beer can be summed up in a few words:  Science Balanced With Creativity.  Now we know some of you folks out there will say that our beers are not as creative as some of our craft beer brethren.  The funny thing about making beer is that it is much harder to create a great craft beer within a style than it is to simply add adjuncts and flavors to beers and create the illusion of quality by overwhelming the palate.  That being said, we will always have 5 core beers that are held to strict stylistic and scientific guidelines.  We analyze these beers in our lab to make sure we are within the guidelines and that each batch is consistent.  For the more daring folks out there, we always have 4-7 beers that are a bit outside the box.  From Imperial IPAs made with hops only from Colorado to Juniper Berry Belgian Singles to Colorado Wildflower Honey Blonde Ales.  We will always push the limits of what we can brew for you balancing science and creativity.Our passion is not just held to liquid in a glass, but also to the community around us that makes our so-called “work” possible.  We strive to participate in community events, sponsor local charitable festivals and invest in our economy by purchasing our state of the art, new American made 20 barrel brewhouse.  We want to always be a strong presence in the community that supports our efforts.  So, stop by - visit the taproom, soak up some Colorado sun on our patio with your family and friends for an afternoon or evening after a day well lived in our fine craft beer state of mind!

Ask for Grist beer everywhere and look for us here:

Alamo Draft House           High Plains Tap House           McKinner's Pizza
Barrels and Bottles Highlands Ranch Golf Club Mellow Mushroom - Lone Tree
Black Sky Brewery Historians Ale House Mile High Station
Colorado Craft Hops and Pie Old Blinking Light
Colorado Keg House Jake's Brew Bar Old Chicago - Lakewood (Union)
Colorado Plus Lil' Ricci's Old Chicago - Lakewood (Wadsworth)
Lucky Pie - Denver Lodo's - Downtown Old Chicago - Littleton
Denver Bicycle Cafe Lodo's - Highlands Ranch Old Chicago - Southland
Ernie's Bar and Pizza Lodo's - Westminster Old Chicago Arap Xing
Parry's Pizza - Castle Rock Parry's Pizza - Highlands Ranch Parry's Pizza - Greenwood Village
Maddie's Biergarten Salsa Brava The Lobby
Perry Park Country Club Squirrel Creek Lodge World of Beer - Cherry Creek
Rackhouse Pub Stapleton Tap House Hard Rock Cafe - Denver

 Great Northern Tavern

Ask your liquor stores for our bombers as this list of current stores keeps growing:

Heritage Wine and Liquor        Davidson's Liquors       Pyramid Discount Liquor
Hazel's Beverage World Argonaut Wine and Liquor  Grapes Wine Market & Spirits
Cork Wine and Spirits Little's Wines Beer Spirits  Highlands Wine and Spirits
Small Batch Liquors Mr. B's Wine and Spirits  Highland Wine Seller
Bubbles Liquor World  Mondo Vino  Hugo's Beer and Spirits
Lukas Liquor  Applejack Wine and Spirits  Arrow Liquormart
Mile High Wine and Spirits  Chatfield Wine and Spirits Incredible Wine and Spirits

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Some of our Beers Some of our Beers

Not sure what to try when stopping by the taproom? Try our newest STAFF PICK!

Juniper Berry Belgian Single - A Belgian Blond Ale is a light, refreshing ale that has all that great Belgian yeast flavor packed into a brew that is lower in alcohol than it's sibling, the Belgian Tripel, thus why we call it a Single.  The yeast provides a similar phenolic flavor profile that will remind you of the 3rd Ring Belgian Strong, but the flavors are more subdued.  We finished this beer with a late addition of juniper berries rather than hops.  This gives it a slight fruityness that compliments the esters and phenolics from the yeast and you'll a taste a difference in the juniper berry bitterness compared to traditional hop bitterness.  Grab a tulip of this fine offering the next time you're in the taproom.

For the more serious beer geeks out there or those wanting to know more: A lot of folks come into the brewery and ask us what the SRM is and what it means.  SRM stands for Standard Reference Method.  Quite simply put, it is the color of the beer.  The higher the value, the darker the beer.  Typically this scale only goes to a value of 40.  Anything above 40 is considered black to the human eye.  At Grist, we measure the SRM based on a standard method from the American Society of Brewing Chemists.  To do this, we look at the absorbance of the beer in a 1 cm quartz cuvette at 430 nm.  This value is then multiplied by 12.7, a correction value based on the Bouguer-Beer-Lambert law required when using a 1 cm cuvette.  If any dilution factors are required, those are susequently considered as well.  So now you know, SRM is the color of your beer.  And yes, Rob is a dork, so we actually do measure this for every batch of beer on the UV-Vis spectrophotometer in the lab area.