Fort Collins, CO – On May 12, 2015 La Cumbre Brewing Company and Odell Brewing Company teamed up to make a special collaboration beer for the upcoming Albuquerque Beer Week. The brew, dubbed Paradisal Pale Ale, is a limited draft-only release featuring rare hops.
“La Cumbre and Odell are both well known for hop forward beers with excellent balance. Having both won a gold medals at the Great American Beer Festival® in the American IPA category (different years), it only seemed fitting to connect and brew together,” said Brent Cordle, Odell Brewing’s pilot brew manager. “It was fun to join our brewing styles and brew something as one.”
Paradisal Pale Ale is brewed with Southern Passion and Southern Aroma hops from South Africa and Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand. It boasts 100% Vienna malt grain which provides a little more body to the finished beer while also creating an appealing orange hue. The brewers finished the beer in the hop back with nearly 2 pounds per barrel of Chinook and Simcoe whole leaf hops giving it a peachy, stone fruit aroma and a subtle spicy flavor.
“It was a great honor to be able to brew with one of the early pioneers of craft brewing,” said La Cumbre President Jeff Erway. “I have been drinking Doug Odell’s beer since I turned 21 and have always loved the hop profile they get from their hop back so I was really excited to incorporate that into this pale ale.”
Paradisal Pale Ale will be on tap at Odell Brewing’s tap room and at select events for Albuquerque Beer Week, including the Battle of Fort Albuquerque at Sinners and Saints on Friday, May 29th and at Sister on Saturday, May 30th.
About La Cumbre Brewing – La Cumbre Brewing Company was founded in 2010 by Jeff and Laura Erway with one objective…to brew awesome beer! Jeff and Laura’s love for delicous beer and the success of La Cumbre has helped ignite the craft beer scene here in New Mexico. With such an overwelming positive response to our product, we have been fortunate enough to build a new 30bbl brewhouse. The demand for La Cumbre isn’t going away in our great state and we are humbled that craft beer lovers around the country are emailing us everyday asking to get our product where they live. We do it for the love of good craft beer, and we hope you can taste it in every sip!
About Odell Brewing – Founded in 1989, Odell Brewing was started by Doug Odell, his wife Wynne, and his sister Corkie. Today, 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. As a regional craft brewery, Odell Brewing is committed to serving the communities in which it distributes by minimizing its environmental impact, sourcing local raw materials, and through its charitable giving program known as Odell Outreach. Odell Brewing was named a “Best Company to Work For” in 2013 by ColoradoBiz Magazine and is an award winning brewery, nationally and internationally: 2014 World Beer Cup® – gold for Runoff, 2013 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for 5 Barrel Pale Ale, 2012 Brewers Association Recognition Award, 2011 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for Friek, 2008 World Beer Cup® – gold for IPA. 2007 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for IPA.