The Wynkoop digs into Harvest Week with local beers

EatDenver's Harvest Week

, taking place now through Friday, celebrates Colorado's local bounty, and it doesn't get any more local than Andy Brown's back yard. Brown, the head brewer for the

Wynkoop Brewing Company

, has whipped up a couple of kegs of the pub's Wixa Weiss aged with crushed apricots from a tree at his north Denver home.

But the Wynkoop will also celebrate by the state on Thursday with Belgorado Harvest Ale, a beer made using 100 percent Colorado ingredients. The hops -- used 48 hours after Brown picked them himself -- are from the Misty Mountain Hops in Montrose, while the barley was grown in the San Luis Valley, says Wynkoop spokesman Marty Jones.

The Belgian-style yeast was also propagated by a Colorado company, while a handful of herbs were grown in the state.

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