DENVER — Great Divide Brewing Company introduces two new seasonal beers during the second quarter – Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti and Wood Werks No. 2 Flemish Sour Brown Ale. Meanwhile, Rumble Oak Aged IPA rejoins the lineup and seasonal favorite Roadie Grapefruit Radler makes its triumphant return to cans for the second year.
The newest release in Great Divide’s Wood Werks Barrel Aged series is a complex sour beer aged in red wine, whiskey and bourbon barrels for 12 months and brewed with strawberries. This limited release is launched alongside Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti, a new iteration of their classic Imperial Stout with the perfect flavor combo to complement its Yeti series counterparts.
The brewery also welcomes back Rumble Oak Aged IPA and Roadie Grapefruit Radler this May.
“Rumble was discontinued from the seasonal lineup three years ago to make room for new additions and we’re excited to re-introduce this cult-favorite back into the market,” said Shannon Berner of Great Divide.
And with the success of Roadie Radler in 2017, the brewery is looking forward to getting Roadie cans into even more beer drinkers hands this summer. “Make sure you get some Roadie while you can. We know from last summer that it goes quickly and you’ll miss it when it’s gone,” said Berner.
Wood Werks No. 2—Flemish Sour Brown Ale with Strawberries was aged for 12 months in red wine, whiskey and bourbon barrels, then masterfully blended for incredible depth of flavor. Notes of bread pudding, figs and an earthy undertone round out this tart, complex sour. The second in Great Divide’s new Wood Werks series, this gem is best savored slowly. Available in 12oz bottles and draft May through June. 9.7 percent ABV.
Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti is the next flavor evolution coming out of the brewery’s cherished Yeti clan. Sweet vanilla tones meld into the oak characteristics as the two flavors support and enhance one another. A pairing fit for a beast, the vanilla and oak are uplifted by the bold and roasty character we all know and love from Yeti. Available in 22oz bombers and draft May through August. 9.5 percent ABV.
Rumble Oak Aged IPA, is an American IPA with subtle nuance. Brewed with heavy handed additions of Pacific Northwest hops, and gently aged on French and American oak resulting in a wonderful balance of bitterness, caramel sweetness, vanilla, and undertones of pine and citrus. Available in 6-packs and draft May through September. 6.2 percent ABV.
Roadie Grapefruit Radler was named both for the road biking cyclist (roadie) and the German word for cycling (radler) and inspired by Great Divide’s roots in the cycling community. Brewed with plenty of natural grapefruit puree and zero soda, this easy-drinking ale pours a hazy sunrise gold and is bursting with citrus aroma. Unique in its class, this Radler is refreshing and slightly tart, with just enough bitterness to keep both cyclists and spectators coming back for more. Available in 6-packs and draft May through August. 4.2 percent ABV.
About Great Divide Brewing Company
Founded in 1994, Great Divide Brewing Company is one of the most decorated breweries in America, recognized for brewing some of the globe’s most balanced yet assertive and flavorful beers. These beers have landed an impressive amount of acclaim, earning 18 Great American Beer Festival Medals, five World Beer Cup Awards and 14 spots on Beer Advocate’s “Top Rated Beers: Colorado” (2015). Here at Great Divide, Bold Character isn’t just a catchphrase. It’s the philosophy behind what we brew, how we think and what we believe. For more information visit www.greatdivide.com.