River North Brewery Releases Barrel Aged Avarice


Denver, Colo. — River North Brewery’s most revered beer release of the year, Barrel Aged Avarice, will land on Colorado store shelves starting today.

A Belgian-style imperial stout aged in whiskey barrels, Barrel Aged Avarice always serves as the brewery’s last release of the year. Copious amounts of dark roasted barley and chocolate malt lend a jet black liquid canvas, while Belgian yeast keeps the beer dry and quaffable. A full year’s rest in freshly-emptied barrels elevates Barrel Aged Avarice to a whole new level of decadence.

“Our fourth vintage of Barrel Aged Avarice sets a new bar for my favorite beer of the year,” River North Founder and Head Brewer Matt Hess said. “It is the perfect beer to share with family and friends during the holidays.”

River North bottled 180 cases of the 2015 vintage, which arrive at Colorado stores the week of Thanksgiving. Since the brewery is still building its new taproom at 6021 Washington Street, it will not host a release party, but will sell bottles during a loading dock sale on a future date to be announced.

In the meantime, fans of this once-a-year specialty brew can stock their cellars now, and join River North at events around town. Check the blog page at rivernorthbrewery.com for details on tappings throughout the month of December.


Matt and Jessica Hess opened the award-winning River North Brewery in February 2012, focusing on Belgian-style and barrel-aged beers. In October 2015, the brewery was ousted from its namesake neighborhood to make way for luxury apartments. River North is currently working to open a new production facility and taproom at 6021 Washington Street Unit A, with a separate new RiNo taproom to follow. Named the 2015 Brewery of the Year by the Best of Craft Beer Awards, you can keep up with brewery happenings by following River North on Twitter/Instagram (@rivernorthbrew) and liking the brewery on Facebook (facebook.com/rivernorthbrewery).