Crooked Stave extends tap room hours, releases newest beer, Origins

The Crooked Stave Barrel Cellar, which opened six months ago in Denver after moving its operation from Fort Collins, has expanded its hours, while the brewery, the Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, plans to release its newest bottled beer, called Origins, on Friday, March 22, in the taproom as part of Colorado Craft Beer Week.

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Crooked Stave founder Chad Yakobson describes Origins as its "homage to the history of barrel-aging and those who have influenced us along the way."

It was brewed in the Flemish Red style of Belgium -- beers that are sometimes called the Burgundies of Belgium -- and is made of a blend of two batches: the first sat in French oak barrels for two years, while the second aged in barrels for eighteen months.

The bottles will go on sale at 5 p.m.; Yakobson says he doesn't think there will be enough left for liquor stores, but that Origins might end up in a few restaurants.

Crooked Stave's new taproom hours are Tuesday-Thursdsay, noon to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.



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