Craft Beer Spotlight: Great Divide Triple-Release Party!

03/18/2011 10:33 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Great Divide just announced their hotly anticipated new beer release party earlier this week and have capped the number of pre-sale tickets to 60. Buy your tickets here -- and fast -- because these Great Divide launch parties always sell out way in advance. The party begins April 8 at 6pm in the Brew House. Don't miss this rare opportunity to taste world-class beers in the heart of the brewery.

It's three times the fun -- Great Divide isn't just launching one new beer, they're launching three. It starts with their new Chocolate Oak-Aged Yeti, the latest incarnation of their very popular and award-winning Yeti line of imperial stouts with a flavor profile that matches a gourmet chocolate bar with Cocoa nibs, vanilla from the oak barreling process and a pinch of cayenne pepper for heat.

Next comes the Colette Farmhouse Ale, a rustic Belgian farm worker throwback beer. Brewed with barley, wheat and rice, and fermented with four different yeast strains at extremely high temperatures, makes for a Colette that is both sweet and tart with a dry finish -- a perfect brew for a sunny spring weekend.

And last, but not least, the debut of their 17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA. So orange and clarified, it's as though you are looking through fossilized amber, and it has a flavor that is malty and sweet with a full-bodied floral aroma from the English and American hops -- a classic Double IPA. Careful with this one -- it's 10 percent alcohol by volume, so consider sharing with a friend.

Great Divide beers have earned 17 Great American Beer Festival medals and five World Beer Cup awards; see for yourself why this Denver brewery is one of the most lauded in the world.

With the price of admission you get: three drink tickets (perfect -- one for each new beer!), two food tickets and live music from the Kentucky Street Parlor Pickers

Great Divide Beer Release Party
Great Divide Brewing Company,2201 Arapahoe St.
Fri., April 8, 6pm - 9pm; $20

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