Whether it’s because of bull testicles or simple quality, Wynkoop Brewing Company’s off-premise sales of its self-distributed brews have increased by 80 percent in the first half of this year, compared to the first half of 2012.
The brewery garnered national attention with the recent release of Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout, a brew made with bull testicles, however Wynkoop hasn’t been a one-hit wonder. Marty Jones, Wynkoop’s “idea man,” announced the growth figure on the brewery’s blog, and tipped his cap to three canned beers: Belgorado Belgian-Style Pale Ale and Coloroja Imperial Red, along with the stout.
“We really make a wide spectrum of beer styles, and that has kept us on our toes juggling it all,” Wyknoop head brewer Andy Brown said in the blog post. “I think we have a high-quality beer to offer almost any discerning drinker, and that has been fueling the demand.”
Jones noted Wynkoop’s expanded beer list, which now includes Rail Yard Ale, Silverback Pale Ale and B3K Black Lager, and also mentioned its expanding footprint. Wynkoop beers can now be found on shelves in Fort Collins, Colo., which is about an hour drive north of Wynkoop’s brewery in Denver. This move is Wynkoop’s first expansion in the Denver/Boulder area in two years.
“We’re thrilled to have our mighty creations in the land of such beery heroes as New Belgium and Odell Brewing, and among the growing crop of microbrewing newcomers and fine-beer vendors in Fort Collins,” Jones wrote.