Beer Release and Breckenridge GABF Events – Peachfork Wheat (CO)
BRECKENRIDGE BREWERY BRINGS BACK “FIELD TO FERMENTER” PEACHFORK WHEAT
Denver, CO – Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado, LLC, pays tribute to the Colorado harvest season with its “Field to Fermenter” beer named Peachfork Wheat. The brewing team started this brew yesterday using fresh peach puree delivered from Peachfork Orchards & Vineyard of Palisade, Colorado. This beer debuted last year as part of the brewery’s Small Batch Occasionals line of beers. “We really like partnering with small and local providers where possible,” says Todd Thibault, Director of Marketing for Breckenridge Brewery. “Our relationship with The Peachfork is a personal one; one of our employees is the granddaughter of the owners and recently left us to join the family farm. We’re excited to bring Peachfork Wheat around again, and this year we’ve doubled up on the peaches.”
Peachfork Orchards and Vineyard is family owned, family farmed, and solar powered. Located on the western slope of Colorado, the town of Palisade is renowned for its peaches, grapes, plums, apples, and apricots. The Brennan family has been raising fruit there since 1972. What began with 7 acres of dwarf apple trees has blossomed to 32 acres of mouthwatering fruit. The orchard and vineyard are tended with the help of Babydoll Southdown sheep, and ancient breed that are excellent weeders and provide an organic alternative to pesticides and fertilizers.
Peachfork Wheat will be available in draft come early October. It will be served in Breckenridge Brewery locations in Colorado and in select establishments across the region.
BRECKENRIDGE BREWERY TO SHARE UNIQUE BEERS DURING ITS RARE BEER TOUR LATER THIS MONTH
Denver, CO – Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado, LLC, has collaborated with eleven Denver establishments to host its Rare Beer Tour in conjunction with Denver Beer Fest and Great American Beer Festival later this month. The Rare Beer Tour features a unique micro batch beer exclusively available and specially brewed for each of the partnering pubs from September 23rd through October 1st. Breckenridge Brewery’s rare beers (including creations like a spruce tip rye, barrel-aged concoctions, and a Belgian-style one-off) can only be found at these locations:
- The Lobby, 2191 Arapahoe Street
- Celtic Tavern, 1801 Blake Street
- Earl’s Downtown, 1600 Glenarm Place
- The Hard Rock Cafe, 500 16th Street Mall
- Marlowe’s, 501 16th Street Mall
- Paramount Cafe, 519 16th Street Mall
- Freshcraft, 1530 Blake Street
- Ghost Plate & Tap, 800 18th Street
- Swanky’s, 1938 Blake Street
- Sports Column, 1930 Blake Street
- Wazee Supper Club, 1600 15th Street
The third annual Denver Beer Fest, Sept. 23-Oct. 1, 2011, is a citywide celebration that coincides with America’s most prestigious craft beer festival and competition, the Great American Beer Festival (Sept. 29-Oct. 1).
Other Breckenridge Brewery events during Denver’s biggest beer week include:
- Brewers Gatherings, where guests can taste beers and chat it up with brewers at Ale House at Amato’s, 2501 16th St, Denver Highlands neighborhood, (303) 433-9734
- Wednesday, 9/28, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. – featuring Breckenridge and Left Hand
- Thursday, 9/29, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. – featuring Ska, Avery, and Firestone-Walker
- Friday, 9/30, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Firkin Tapping with Breckenridge and Wynkoop
- The Colorado Affair, a special event featuring 20 RARE COLORADO BEERS and a fund-raiser for Beer For Brains Foundation
- Friday, 9/30, 9:00 to Midnight on the rooftop of Ghost Plate & Tap, 800 18th Street. Sponsored by Breckenridge Brewery, Wynkoop, and Ghost Plate & Tap. For tickets and information, go to: http://thebeerforbrainsfoundation.org/events/62-coloradaffairs.html;
- Brewery Tours at Breckenridge Brewery’s production brewery at 471 Kalamath Street:
- Wednesday, 9/28, 10:00-3:00
- Thursday, 9/29, 10:00 – 3:00
- Friday, 9/30, 10:00 – 3:00
- Saturday, 10/1, 2:00 – 6:00
About Breckenridge Brewery:
Breckenridge Brewery was founded in 1990 in Breckenridge, Colorado. In the past two decades Breckenridge Brewery has grown from a small 3,000-barrels-a-year brewpub to one of the most successful craft beer and restaurant companies in the nation. It now handcrafts over 37,000 barrels of fresh beer annually and owns and operates five brewpubs and ales houses in the state of Colorado.