feral pig wrote:
I've lost count, but I think there are something like 16-20 breweries within 10 miles of my house.
The latest is Loveland Aleworks, which is down in Loveland (duh) about 7 miles. They just opened on 7/4. So far, they have several brews.
A decent Saison. Nothing spectacular, but solid.
IPA - VERY good. Finally, an IPA where they didn't just hop the shyt out a pale ale. Very palatable.
American Wheat - nicely done for a genre I do not favor. Must have used a different yeast than usual - does not have that "banana-clove" flavor you get get in most wheats.
English Mild - Had high hopes for this one - a moderately dark colored English ale - but I was very disappointed - it is almost as flavorless as Coors Light.
sad to hear about that English mild - too much emphasis on mild it sounds. maybe trying to offer something to the lighter beer crowd?..
Surprised to hear about the IPA.. interested in trying it if it ever makes its way out here
. I'm the same w/every IPA I've tried. I actually don't even bother trying them anymore.
Might be a while. They are selling to the restaurant next door, but that's the only place other than their tasting room currently available.
Given the quality of their brews, I would give them a 25-30% chance of ever expanding beyond the local market.
I might have said that about New Belgium, though.... I would never have guessed they would be so much more successful than the far better Odell's....