When the crew from Steamworks Brewing makes the trip north today for the Great American Beer Festival, they'll have something extra on board for Denver.
The Durango brewery is making a limited-edition proprietary beer just for Euclid Hall, the happening new beer-centric gastropub owned by Larimer Square restaurant wizards Jennifer Jasinski and Beth Gruitch.
The beer, called Euclidean Pale Ale, is made from all-Colorado ingredients, including 600 pounds of locally grown barley that was malted in Alamosa and uses hops from Hotchkiss and yeast cultivated in Woodland Park.
Steamworks founder Kris Oyler will tap the first keg of Euclidian Pale Ale at Euclid Hall at 5 p.m. today before heading over to the Colorado Convention Center.
"We're hoping to do a few special releases with them," says Oyler, who is longtime friends with Euclid chef Adam Dulye, who helped pick the hops for the beer.
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Euclid Hall is the latest restaurant to work with a local brewery on a "house beer."
Over the summer, Breckenridge began making Buddha's Hand Witbier just for Old Chicago's Colorado locations, while Big Red F restaurants, Zolo, Centro and Lola began serving Top Rope, a Mexican lager made for them by Boulder's Upslope Brewing.