DENVER—This afternoon, Wynkoop Brewing Co. will tap the first kegs of Ellegance, a special Belgian-style brown ale brewed for Colorado Craft Beer Week by a collection of women in the local craft beer scene.
This is the first all-female-brewed collaboration beer in Colorado. The tapping party runs from 5-7 p.m. upstairs at Wynkoop Brewing.
Ellegance is a Belgian-style brown ale brewed with Simpson's Golden Promise malt and specialty malts; a blend of hops including Nelson Sauvin, Motueka and Eldorado; and fermented with a Belgian yeast.
Elegant and highly quaffable, the 5% ABV beer features a creamy beige head, a glorious tea/garnet color, aromas of fruit and hops, flavors of toast and light caramel, hints of spice and a refreshing, lingering hop bite on its finale.
The project was led by Wynkoop’s Bess Dougherty. The Ellegance brewers include Natalie Lesko of Funkwerks; Sydney Skilken of Denver's TRVE Brewing; Linsey Cornish of Odell Brewing; Reva Golden from Twisted Pine; Ashleigh Carter of Prost Brewing; and Melissa Antone and Sara Ferber from Avery Brewing.
These women will be on hand for the tapping, along with guests beers from their respective breweries.
The Denver branch of Brewers Supply Group donated the base malt for this one-time-only, limited-release beer. Wynkoop is donating a portion of Ellegance sales from tonight's tapping event to the Colorado Brewers Guild.
The beer will also be on tap during Colorado Beer Week at a short list of the area's best beer bars.
Learn about the growing ranks of women in craft beer.