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Beer Advent Calendar – Day 12: Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout presented by Brewvana

Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout

Beer Advent Calendar – Day 12: Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout presented by Brewvana

To celebrate the Holiday Season, and have teamed up with beer bloggers around the country to host the first annual beer bloggers advent calendar. This is the season of sharing and we intend to share our love of beer with you. 31Bloggers Blogging – click here for the running list of beers/bloggers.

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Commercial Description:
Great Divide’s Yeti Imperial Stout is an onslaught of the senses. An almost viscous, inky-black brew, Yeti opens with a massive, roasty, chocolate, coffee malt flavor that eventually gives way to rich toffee and burnt caramel notes. Packed with an enormous quantity of American hops, Yeti’s hop profile reveals a slightly citrusy, piney, and wonderfully dry hoppy finish.


  • Style: Imperial Stout
  • ABV: 9.5%
  • Bitterness: 75 IBUs
  • Available in:22oz, Kegs


Jay Wilson from Brewvana

Why I selected the Oak Aged Yeti:
I selected Great Divide’s Yeti because it’s the only beer or woman that’s brought a stab of jealousy out of my wife.

True story. One Friday night after work a few years ago, I brought home a bottle Oak Aged Yeti. I cracked it open and poured it into a goblet, then pushed my nose forward and pulled a deep whiff. A smile spread across my face, I shivered, my eyes rolled back in my head and some weird, quivering sound of penetrating satisfaction jumped involuntarily from my throat. Maybe she’d had a bad day, but the “wow beer” reflex didn’t go over well, and I received a verbal thrashing along the lines of: “Why don’t you react that way when you see me?” And I probably followed with something silly like, “Well, I see you every day, and, it’s not that the thrill is gone, but, holy shit—smell this freaking beer!”.

Great Divide Yeti

Anyway, as good beers for The Season of Cold go (or the 4th of July, for that matter), a good impy stout like Yeti is always a winner. There are several variations on Yeti these days, but the base beer that started it all is a winner for me—even if it does cause problems from time to time.
About Brewvana:

J. Wilson is an award-winning homebrewer, BJCP certified beer judge and pretty good dad. He is the author of Diary of a Part-Time Monk and blogs about the ideal condition of harmony, beer and joy at

Great Divide Yeti

About Great Divide Brewing Company:
Established in 1994, Denver’s Great Divide Brewing Company brews some of the globe’s most balanced yet assertive and flavorful beers, landing an impressive amount of acclaim: Great Divide beers have earned 17 Great American Beer Festival medals and 5 World Beer Cup awards. Great Divide was also ranked 8th in’s 2010 “The Best Brewers in the World” and was ranked 7th in Beer Advocate’s 2010 “All-Time Top Breweries on Planet Earth.” The brewery’s taproom offers 16 taps, with a wide array of seasonal and year-round beers.

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