Odell Brewing’s Isolation Ale Returns

Fort Collins, Colo. – On September 18, 2010, Odell Brewing will release Isolation ale, the brewery’s winter warmer. Isolation ale, now in its eleventh season, follows the brewery’s summer seasonal St Lupulin.
Brewed with premium imported English malts, the toasty brew boasts a slightly sweet spiciness that is balanced by a clean and crisp hop presence. The rich amber color is enhanced by a frothy snow-capped head. At 6.0% ABV, the ale delivers a warm and smooth finish.
“We were knocked out by this one. Malty and full-flavored, it's rich and caramelly but with a sturdy hoppiness,” said Maggie Hoffman in her review for SeriousEats.com. “This is a perfect cold-weather beer.”
Isolation ale pairs well with a variety of seasonal dishes such as hearty chili, roasted turkey, or gingerbread. Six packs of the seasonal release will be available throughout the brewery’s nine state distributor region for a suggested retail price of $9.99-$10.99.
Odell brewing will celebrate the return of Isolation Ale on Saturday September 18th at the brewery’s Tap Room during the Great American Beer Fest weekend. Visitors are encouraged to stop in for samples of the beer, tasty snacks, and live music. And despite the recent 90 degree temps, the brewery is forecasting snow.
Founded in 1989, Odell Brewing was started by Doug Odell, his wife Wynne, and his sister Corkie. Twenty-one years later, the culture of family and collaboration still thrives fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. It is this passion for beer that inspires Odell Brewing to create quality, hand-crafted, innovative brews. In 2010 the brewery completed its fourth expansion, adding a wood-aging cellar, a 750 ml bottling line, and a 76 kilowatt photovoltaic system capable of providing 39% of the brewery’s peak energy demand. As a regional craft brewery, Odell Brewing is committed to serving the communities in which it distributes by sourcing local raw materials, and through its charitable giving program known as Odell Outreach. The brewery’s tap room is open Monday through Saturday and offers limited release pilot brews, live music on Wednesdays, and daily tours. Odell Brewing was recently named “Brewery of the Year” by 5280 Magazine and is an award winning brewery, nationally and internationally: 2010 North American Beer Awards – gold medal for Woodcut No. 3. 2010 Australian International Beer Awards – silver for 5 Barrel Pale Ale, silver for 90 Shilling.  2009 BrewNZ Awards – gold for 5 Barrel Pale Ale. 2008 World Beer Cup® – gold for IPA. 2007 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for IPA.