MillerCoors Releasing AC Golden’s Colorado Native Olathe Lager

Golden, Colo. – AC Golden Brewing Company is bringing back a fan favorite, Colorado Native Olathe Lager, in celebration of summer.

Colorado Native Olathe Lager is brewed with “Olathe Sweet” sweet corn, barley and hops that were all grown within a mile of each other in Olathe, Colorado. “As far as we know, no other beer has been brewed using barley, hops, and corn all grown within a one mile radius,” said Glenn Knippenberg, president and co-founder of AC Golden Brewing.

According to Jeff Nickel, AC Golden’s head brewer, “The corn adds rich flavor and sweetness to the beer and is balanced with subtle hop spiciness. Overall, expect a rich, malty, honey character that finishes refreshingly sweet and crisp,” he said.

Olathe Lager is the third in a line of four specialty beers under the Colorado Native banner that will be offered this year. Earlier in the year Colorado Native Imperial Porter and Colorado Native Saison sold out quickly around the state.

There are a lot of great beers brewed in Colorado, but Colorado Native is brewed with 100% Colorado ingredients: barley grown in the San Luis Valley, Colorado-grown hops from the Western Slope, Rocky Mountain water from a natural watershed beginning near the Berthoud Summit at 11,300 feet and the oldest variety of brewing yeast in the state. Other Colorado breweries buy the majority of their barley malt from out-of-state malt houses. Most other beers brewed in Colorado use hops from Europe and the Pacific Northwest.

By using only Colorado-grown barley and hops we are supporting the Colorado agriculture community. We do not ship brewing ingredients into the state. Our bottles are made in Wheat Ridge, our cans are made in Golden and we do not sell our beer outside of the state. This adds up to a smaller carbon footprint and a great tasting all-Colorado beer. No beer is more local then Colorado Native. Colorado Native is Colorado’s “Homegrown” beer.

Colorado Native Olathe Lager can be found in liquor stores throughout Colorado.

AC Golden Brewing Company, Golden, Colorado, specializes in brewing beers from 100% Colorado grown ingredients. Colorado Native beers include Amber Lager, IPL, Pilsner and Golden Lager. Limited release specialty beers include Imperial Porter, Saison, Olathe Lager and Winterfest, as well as a variety of sour and barrel-aged beers.

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