July 21, 2017

1554 Enlightened Black Ale

B+ / 3.8
1554 Enlightened Black Ale

Born of a flood and centuries-old Belgian text, 1554 Enlightened Black Ale uses a light lager yeast strain and dark chocolaty malts to redefine what dark beer can be. In 1997, a Fort Collins flood destroyed the original recipe our researcher, Phil Benstein, found in the library. So Phil and brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert, traveled to Belgium to retrieve this unique style lost to the ages. Their first challenge was deciphering antiquated script and outdated units of measurement, but trial and error (and many months of in-house sampling) culminated in 1554, a highly quaffable dark beer with a moderate body and mouthfeel.

Mojo IPA

A- / 4.0
Mojo IPA

Pale in color, but packed with flavor, Mojo reflects the perfect balance of hop bitterness and malt character. The unique Amarillo Hop creates a big citrus flavor with an ultra-crisp dry finish.

Sawtooth Ale

A- / 4.1
Left Hand Sawtooth Ale

A properly balanced beer that begs to be served on cask. Floral at the start, with baked fruit in the middle and a persistent but restrained bitterness.

Breckenridge 471 Extra ESB

A+ / 4.8
Breckenridge 471 Extra ESB

Extra, extra? You better believe it. We like to say it’s double extra special. The balance of malt and hops makes it truly one-of-a-kind. Warming malt notes at the onset with a hop kick in the back and opens up to a nice dry finish. Our small batch ESB is a big traditional ale with characteristics that break tradition and a complexity that constantly surprises.

Beer Style: Strong Scottish Ale
Flavor: Complex hopiness balanced with traditional English Ale maltiness
Yeast: Scottish Ale
Malts: English Pale, Amber, Crystal and Roasted Barley
Hops: Chinook, Centennial, Fuggle
Color: Copper
Availability: Year round, in limited quantities.