5 Denver Beers Even Beer Haters Will Love
Don’t get me wrong, I love a good car bomb. Give me a Guinness with a shot glass of Jameson and Baileys and I can and will drink it faster than you can say car bomb.
So why would someone who doesn’t like beer attend not one, but two beer drinking events at TBEX’12? Simply put, peer pressure.
And when the Great Divide Brewing Company offered $3 – $4 pints for TBEX attendees, how could this frugal girl resist? I was going to have at least one beer. Where else can you get a pint of beer for $3? And a real beer, not a 3.2, but a full fledged beer, the kind the big boys and girls drink.
These 5 Denver Beers Even Beer Haters Will Love might convince you or any beer haters in your life that when made by expert hands, beer can and does taste good.
B3K, from Wynkoop Brewery, is a German-style dark beer that does down smooth without the harsh aftertaste of some dark beers.
A combination of chocolate and coffee and little to no carbonation, B3K is a clear winner for a person who doesn’t normally drink beer. You won’t even feel like you’re drinking beer.
2.Yeti Imperial Stout
Yeti Imperial Stout, from Great Divide Brewing Company, is a meal in itself. A full bodied bold dark beer with a hint of sweetness and minimal carbonation.
Next up is Saison, aka Nice Saison Seasonal Ale, from Tommyknocker Brewery. This seasonal beer, available April – July, is not your mama’s beer.
Saison looks like beer but it doesn’t taste like beer. And I mean that in the best possible way. With a light, freshing taste and complexity that you don’t always find in a beer, Saison will have you checking the label to confirm that you are drinking beer.
4. Oatmeal stout
Oatmeal Stout, from Breckenridge Brewery, brings us back to the dark beers that Denver breweries are so talented at crafting.
This solid stout has hints of oatmeal, coffee, and chocolate without a lot of carbonation. The perfect makings for a breakfast brew.
5. Graham Cracker Porter
Seeing my propensity for dark beers, when we arrived at the Denver Brewing Company, it was recommended that I try the Graham Cracker Porter.
While my Graham Cracker Porter didn’t remind me of s’mores or have any hints of graham cracker, it went perfectly with the giant Bavarian pretzels served at Denver Brewing Company.