AURORA | Sometimes, even brew makers who like to push boundaries get the urge to dial it back a little.
This week, Copper Kettle Brewing Co. is releasing their Copper Lager, a German-style lager that is a more-malty version of their Helles.
Brewer and owner Jeremy Gobien said the sessionable Bavarian-style brew is a departure from the complicated beers he usually favors.
“It’s kind of a simple beer, nothing crazy about it,” he said.
Finding the right mix between the more-complex and the more-basic is always a balancing act for brewers, Gobien said.
But if you’re a beer lover looking for something exotic, don’t fret. Copper Kettle’s tap list always has a few interesting seasonals — this week they had their Help Me Out Stout and European Potato Ale on tap. And the regular menu always features the Mexican Chocolate Stout, one of the more-complex regular offerings in town.
This weekend marks the end of Colorado Craft Beer Week. At Dry Dock Brewing Co., the staff has been celebrating with daily firkins featuring ingredients from the other Colorado craft companies. Already they’ve released a Raspberry Imperial Stout featuring Ticklebelly Desserts, a Vanilla Chamomile Gruit featuring Celestial Seasonings and a Wild Cantilena Tripel featuring Coda Coffee.
Today they unveil a Jalapeño Honey Five Spice Vanilla Porter featuring The Real Dill and tomorrow they finish the series with a Pomegranate-Orange Blossom Apricot featuring Backyard Soda Co. at South Dock and Green Chile Double IPA featuring Sam’s No. 3 at North Dock.
At Launch Pad Brewing Co., the Imperial Red Rye aged in Laws rye whiskey barrels was released yesterday.