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Every Tuesday throughout February, we’ll be giving you the chance to drink stellar and rare Avery Brewing Company beer. At the same time you’re drinking some of the best beer in the state (and do we dare say the world?), you’ll have the chance to win two tickets to the SOLD-OUT 11th Boulder Strong Ale Fest.
All you have to do is come after 4pm on any of the following Tuesdays, and be the person who orders the beer that kills the 5 gallon keg of beer listed below. The person who kills the keg each week will receive two tickets to the Saturday, March 2nd session of the Boulder Strong Ale Fest from noon to 5pm.
Tuesday, February 5 – Salvation
Rated 95/100 on RateBeer.com
The success of HOG HEAVEN and THE REVEREND clearly demonstrates that beer drinkers are willing to embrace “BIGGER” beers. In the fall of 2001, we decided that a lighter BIG BEER would complement its darker colored predecessors. Salvation has luscious apricot and peach aromas delicately interwoven with spicy suggestions of nutmeg and cinnamon. This heavenly soft, champagne-like elixir is cellarable for 3 years.
Tuesday, February 12 – Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest
Rated 95/100 on RateBeer.com.
The Kaiser once said, “Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world.” If the Kaiser and his significant other had tipped this bottle, we’d all be “sprechenden Deutsch!” We took all that is good in a traditional Oktoberfest – gorgeous, deep copper sheen, massive malty backbone and spicy, floral, pungent noble hops – then intensified each into this, an Imperial Oktoberfest.
Tuesday, February 19 – Reverend Quadrupel
Rated 94/100 on RateBeer.com
The Reverend, was created in tribute to the life of Sales Mgr. Tom Boogaard’s grandfather, an ordained Episcopal Reverend. Tom was inspired by the life of his grandfather and wanted to create a tribute beer that contained his sterling traits. True to both our “small brewery, BIG BEERS” philosophy and to the spirit and character of the departed Reverend, this beer is strong willed, assertive, and pure of heart, a heart of candy sugar. It contains as many authentic imported Belgian specialty malts as the brewers could cram into our mash tun, and lots of Belgian dark candy sugar stirred into the brew kettle. A divinely complex and beautifully layered beer with hints of dark cherries, currants, and molasses, complimented by an underlying spiciness. Sinfully smooth considering the high alcohol content. Cellarable for 4 years.
Tuesday, February 26 – Double Dry-Hopped Maharaja Imperial Pale Ale
Rated 100/100 on RateBeer.com
Maharaja is derived from the sanskrit words mahat, – “great” and rajan – “king”. Much like its namesake, this imperial IPA is regal, intense and mighty. With hops and malts as his servants, he rules both with a heavy hand. The Maharaja flaunts his authority over a deranged amount of hops: tangy, vibrant and pungent along with an insane amount of malted barley – fashioning a dark amber hue and exquisite malt essence. This newest Avery Dictator completes the “Dictator Series” joining the likes of The Kaiser & The Czar. Be aware that The Maharaja is a limited release only available for the summer. Welcome to his kingdom!