Footprint features select ingredients from all 10 states that Odell beers are sold. But you might be surprised to learn exactly how the beer was crafted.
Odell made 10 different, 5-barrel batches on their “pilot” brewing system. Each “pilot brew” represented a different state and featured different ingredients. They then blended each of those batches with a much larger 50 barrel batch of the Colorado brew, appropriate give that Colorado is the company’s home base.
Brent Cordle, the Single Serve Managing Brewer for Odell, offered up a detailed description of how the beer came to life.
“Footprint began with the thought of getting our outer markets involved with the brewery on an intimate level,” he said. “We approached each states brew as its own entity, with the final flavor desired between all of them put together, as the backbone for each recipe. The resulting flavor of this unique collaboration is a wheat based IPA brewed with; Green chili’s from New Mexico, South Dakota honey, Wild Rice from Minnesota and Prickly Pear nectar from Arizona. Other base ingredients like corn, pale and wheat malts were also added from our states in the plains and northwest region.”
“The flavors don’t compete,” she said. “It is very well balanced and very refreshing.”
In total, 90 barrels were produced. Roughly 60 barrels of the beer will end up in 750 ML, cork-top bottles and the other 30 will go on draught. Each of the 10 states in the brewery’s distribution “footprint” will receive the beer.
Footprint RegionAle checks in at 9.5 percent ABV and will be offered to consumers for a suggested retail price of $13.99.
Below is a list of the states featured in the brew and their corresponding ingredients.
- Colorado — Hops and Barley
- Arizona — Prickly Pear
- Idaho — Barley, and Hops
- Kansas — Wheat
- Minnesota — Wild Rice
- Missouri — Oak Barrels
- Nebraska — Corn
- New Mexico — Green Chilies
- South Dakota — Barley and Honey
- Wyoming — Wheat