Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Great Divide hits us with a quartet of summer sippers!

Great Divide's Yeti is one of my favorite series of stouts, and the Oatmeal aims to please  us lovers of imperial deliciousness this summer!
The 22nd Anniversary Dark American Sour, Hoss, Nadia Kali, and Oatmeal Yeti are here!


I just got back from hitting up Dallas, TX and Detroit, MI, and both stops were crazy mostly in a good way, but there were certainly some hiccups. (Especially when the Dallas shootings happened two blocks from my hotel, but that's another story.) Anyway, I missed y'all! 
Now back in the swing of things, one of the best breweries in the country, Great Divide, showed me a lot of love when I made it imperative to visit them in Denver, Colorado. Well one of the reasons it was a must was due to their awesome brews including my favorite Divide series, the Yeti imperial stout variations. Here’s their breakdown of the four seasonals—22nd Anniversary Dark American Sour Ale, Hoss Oktoberfest Lager, Nadia Kali and Oatmeal Yeti—to make our summer that more enjoyable! These babies are around from now until September. 
Look for my Cruisin' For A Brewsin' coverage of my trips coming soon too!

22nd Anniversary Dark American Sour Ale
8.7% ABV
(All photos are from Great Divide.)
Great Divide says: As part of Great Divide’s Barrel Aged Series, 22nd Anniversary Dark American Sour Ale (8.7% ABV), is an expert blend of bold character, culminating 22 years of craft and ingenuity. Aged in red wine barrels, this robust offering is as sophisticated as it is sour. Notes of black cherry jam and tobacco are countered by a welcoming tartness and tannic oak finish that lasts longer after each sip. 

Oatmeal Yeti 
9.5% ABV
Great Divide says: The Yeti Series is full of beers that are big, bold and dark and Oatmeal Yeti (9.5% ABV) is all of that, just a little softer. By adding rolled oats to the grain bill, Yeti’s notoriously roasty backbone softens. A small amount of raisins are added in the brew kettle to create a unique dark fruit character. 

6.2% ABV 

Great Divide says: Hoss (6.2% ABV) is based on the Marzen lagers of Germany. This beer has rich layered malt notes with hints of cherry and dark fruits dominating the palate. The unique addition of rye imparts a slightly earthy, spicy character. Hoss finishes crisp and dry, and its brilliant red-orange color is a toast to the sunsets that make the perfect backdrop for this beer. This will be the first time Hoss is available in cans. 

Nadia Kali 
6.3% ABV
Great Divide says: Nadia Kali (6.3% ABV), the newest addition to the Tank Farm Series, is an inspired saison with cross-cultural influence. Her ruby pink glow comes from a generous infusion of hibiscus while ginger root gives it a subtle spice and hint of woodsy maturity, and lemon peel adds a citrus tartness. When deciding on a name and a new icon for this beer, Great Divide wanted to pay homage to the cultures where hibiscus is the most culturally and historically significant. 


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