Railyard AleMay 1, 2010 Denver, CO
Wynkoop Brewing Co.
The Wynkoop Brewing Company is one of Colorado’s oldest brew pubs. It was founded in 1988 is housed in the glorious J. S. Brown Mercantile Building.
Color: light amber
Original gravity: 1051
A very approachable beer. Well-balanced too. And in cans! With its (smooth, toasty, biscuity) caramel maltiness, hop bitterness in check, gentle fruitiness, and relatively tame alcohol level, it’s a thirst quenching beer too! But don’t expect this beer to awe you. That was never its intent. It’s happy playing second fiddle to other things grabbing your attention. (For me, that means it’s in my cooler on my boat, fishing on a warm summer day.)
- John Hansell
I’ve been long familiar with this beer from trips to Denver, but only on tap, never in a can. The appearance is a familiar orangey-brown, and the dry, nutty and faintly tannic nose rings a bell, too. Likewise, I’m taken back to my last visit by the ale’s dry maltiness, Macintosh apple fruitiness and nutty hop leading to a mildly bitter, just faintly toffee-ish finish. An excellent job translating the Wynkoop experience into a can and a fine choice for stuffed pork tenderloin.
- Stephen Beaumont
John Hansell writes about beer, wine and spirits. He is the creator, publisher and editor of Malt Advocate, a magazine for the whisky enthusiast.
Once described as “beerdom's Brillat-Savarin,” Stephen Beaumont is the author of five books and countless articles on beer, spirits, food, travel, and how it all goes together.
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