FORT COLLINS, Colo.— Maxline Brewing will begin limited distribution into Northern Colorado in January. During this time, beer lovers will be able to enjoy flagship favorite Irish Red, with other favorites such as Peach Mango Pale Ale and IPA beginning distribution in coming months, in 12-oz cans outside the family-owned brewery’s taproom.
“Canning is a natural extension of our business,” said Maxline co-owner Kevin Gearhardt. “Not only does it give our taproom guests the ability to take home our beer and share with family and friends, but it gives us an incredible opportunity to distribute local favorites like Irish Red within Northern Colorado.”
Maxline Brewing will be donating four cents from each 12-ounce can sold to a local charity. Cans sold in the taproom will be given to a Fort Collins charity. Once distribution begins, Maxline Brewing will select a charity in each respective distribution location. Charity information will be listed on Maxline Brewing’s website.
Last spring Maxline Brewing more than doubled its square footage by adding private event space and expanding its taproom and brewhouse to include additional fermentation tanks, lab equipment, a canning line and barrel-aging space. The brewery’s new barrel-aging program will allow for up to 24 barrels, paving the way for more experimental beers in the realm of spirits.
“Barrel aging gives us one more ingredient to play with: wood,” said Maxline brewer Shawn Woodbury. “We want to not only push the flavor profiles of our existing brands to new levels of complexity, but we also want to experiment with both ‘clean’ and ‘funky’ barrels to provide exclusive barrel-only releases designed to highlight the individual character of these barrels.”
The first beer to be released out of the brewery’s barrel-aging program will be Rum Barrel-Aged Winter Warmer, a spiced American Amber with cinnamon, clove, allspice and ginger. The brewery aged the 2017 edition of its Winter Warmer in a rum barrel from Coppermuse Distillery for one year. At 7.5 percent ABV, the result is an enhanced spiciness that complements smooth vanilla and dark sugar notes from the barrel.
Additional information, including where Maxline brands will be distributed, will be shared at a later time.
About Maxline Brewing
Fostering craft, community, and culture, Maxline Brewing is a neighborhood brewery located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Maxline’s commitment to quality malt, hops, water, and yeast mirrors the brewery’s passion for unique and rich craft beers. With warm and friendly beertenders, Maxline welcomes you to enjoy their space as if it were your own living room. Dedicated to serving the community in which the brewery serves, the Maxline Brewing family is committed to serving a minimum of 30 hours of community service each month. For more information visit www.maxlinebrewing.com.