2017 | Great American Beer Festival - Silver Medal

ROSWELL: Grudge

Silver Medal - Experimental Beer: Wild Beer (19C)

ROSWELL is our Lambic-inspired, spontaneously fermented ale that is barrel fermented, barrel aged, and then refermented with high levels of one of six different fruits.

This beer follows our mission and is at the core of what we do: “To innovate in the research and development of spontaneous fermentation”. Our aim is explore the outer limits of coolship spontaneous fermentation. This beer was created to showcase a concept we call super-fruiting, where we use as much fruit as possible, while still calling it a beer.

Intense amounts of fruit was added to a blend of our spontaneous base at a very specific time in development. ROSWELL is made once per year during the late spring from a lambic-inspired wort that was brewed last fall. This gives us a beer that has all of the depth of flavor but with a lower acidity than it would have after spending a summer in the barrel - ideal considering the amount of acidity naturally present in the fruit. ROSWELL has a rich and beautiful spontaneous flavor, with a distinct funk, and complexity that stands up to and melds into the heavy amount of vibrant fruit flavor and aroma. Our true wild-caught microbes means that the beer is deliciously dry while still packing an incredible amount of fruit flavor.

ROSWELL is drastically different from traditional fruited spontaneous ales. The amounts of fruit used, combined with 100% spontaneous fermentation, yield something decidedly ‘otherworldly’. It is unlike anything that has been done before and cannot be replicated.

2015 | Bronze Medal - Great American Beer Festival

RAMJET

Bronze Medal - Wild Ale (16C)

This beer was made using our coolship and aged for close to a year in a single red wine barrel. Montmorency Cherries were added to the barrel for a second fermentation. Finally the beer was bottle conditioned using the spontaneous microbes (we don't use bottling strains). Ramjet will age and develop in the bottle for years if treated properly.

Deep red with clingy, bright white head. Big tart cherry aroma mixed with lactic tartness. Flavor is complex and balanced. Mild tart cherry acidity and lactic acid mingle with doughy-malt flavor and a dose of traditional brettanomyces "funk".

2014 | Bronze Medal - Great American Beer Festival

FLYBY

Bronze Medal - Experimental Beer: Wild Beer (19C)

Notes of ripe tropical fruit, dominated by a fresh peach flavor and aroma. We used a special coolship technique that generates minimal "funkiness" and mild acidity that will both increase up to 10 years in a cellar. FLYBY is also Colorado's first spontaneous ale.