We could not be more pleased to tell you that Odell's Footprint Regional Ale and New Belgium's Cocoa Mole have finally hit our shelves! This is an exciting week for us, for we were anticipating both beers to be delicious, and we have not been disapoointed. I know this is something you hear often, but with limited supplies, these beers will not last long. Take a look at what they have to offer.
Cocoa Mole. New Belgium. Lips of Faith series.
This limited release beer is made by New Belgium Brewing Company, and is part of the Lips of Faith series that we've all fallen in love with. It pours a clear, dark, almost opaque color, and has aromas of cinnamon, bitter-sweet chocolate, and spice; reminiscent of Mexican hot chocolate. The palate is smooth and delicious, with flavors of cinnamon and caramel maltiness on the forefront, followed by a spice and smokiness that really does reflect Mole, as if you were drinking a beer that had been slightly blended with the Spanish sauce itself. This beer is 9% alcohol by volume, and can be perceived as a meal all in itself. Our staff absolutely loves this beer, so we have to admit, you'll need to get some before we buy through it ourselves. Only one case of this made it to our store, so good luck to you!
Footprint Regional Ale. Odell Brewing Company.
Footprint Regional Ale is also a limited release beer, made by Odell Brewing Company. With ten states in their distribution footprint, this brewery wanted to highlight something from each one. A small batch beer was made in each of the ten states, and then each finished batch was blended into one single brew, creating this "regional ale." Footprint includes hops and barley from Colorado and Idaho, wheat from Kansas and Wyoming, Arizona prickly pear, Minnesota wild rice, Nebraska corn, New Mexico green chiles, South Dakota honey, and oak barrels from Missouri. This blending resulted in a beer that pours golden honey in hue, with aromas of stone fruit, honey, and a pleasant oakiness to follow. On the palate, balanced flavors of hops and barley meet a slight sweetness from the honey. There is a very mild hint of spiciness on the finish, but honestly, did not taste the green chiles. So, our tip to you, do not shy away from this beer if you are not a fan of chile beers, because this is anything but. A real treat from right here in Colorado. Limited quantities, so we hope to see you with one in-hand soon! We'll certainly do our best to keep it stocked while we can.