(Denver, CO) – Great Divide will release three seasonals October 1st. This release will include: Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout, Fresh Hop Pale Ale and Hibernation Ale. These storied seasonals will be available from October through December.
Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout is Yeti Imperial Stout’s sophisticated sibling. They may be from the same clan, but they have entirely different personalities. Oak aging gives a subtle vanilla character, rounding out Yeti’s intense roastiness and huge hoppy nature. Who says you can’t tame a Yeti? At 9.5% ABV, it is available in 22oz. bottles, growlers out of the Great Divide Tap Room and 5-gallon kegs. It boasts a perfect Ratebeer.com score of 100 and was named one of BeerAdvocate’s 2010 “Top 100 Beers On Planet Earth.”
Hibernation Ale has been our celebrated winter tradition since 1995 and is Colorado’s original Strong Ale. This robust, dry-hopped ale has a malty richness balanced with a complex hop profile and hearty, warming character. At 8.7% ABV and a Ratebeer.com score of 98, Hibernation is available in 6-packs, growler fills out of the Great Divide Tap Room, 5-gallon kegs and 15.5-gallon kegs. Hibernation is a 3-time Great American Beer Festival medalist.
Fresh Hop Pale Ale is brewed with fresh, whole cone hops from the Pacific Northwest. We ship these “wet” hops to Denver overnight and brew shortly after harvest, imparting an intensely grassy hop aroma and citrus hop flavor in a medium-bodied ale. This year’s batch was brewed with Cascade, Centennial and Simcoe whole-cone hops. Clocking in at 55 IBUs and 6.1% ABV, Fresh Hop is a labor of love. It has garnered a Ratebeer.com score of 98 and is available in 22oz. bottles, growler fills in the Great Divide Tap Room and 5-gallon kegs.
Great Divide brews some of the globe’s most balanced yet assertive and flavorful beers. These beers have landed an impressive amount of acclaim: Great Divide beers have earned 17 Great American Beer Festival awards and 5 World Beer Cup awards. Great Divide was also ranked 14th in Ratebeer.com’s 2012 “Best Brewers in the World” and was ranked 7th in Beer Advocate’s 2010 “All-Time Top Brewers.” But why take their word for it? Crack open a bottle and decide for yourself.
Great Divide brewed 26,070 barrels in 2011, a 34% increase over 2010 production. Through August 2012, Great Divide’s production volume has increased 34% over the same period in 2011.