Mountain Sun Pubs & Breweries release 3 small-batch, rare brews in Celebration of ACBW


DENVER (May 11, 2012) – Mountain Sun Pub and Breweries, the famed Boulder/Denver family of brewpubs, today announced the release of three small-batch, rare brews to take place next week during American Craft Beer Week. The newly opened brewery at Vine Street Pub in Denver, will release their inaugural brew, the ‘Number One.’

In celebration of American Craft Beer week, May 14th through 20th, 2012, Mountain Sun is excited to release three very unique, small batch brews to their local beer-adoring fans. Head Brewer Brian Hutchinson, along with new Head Brewer of Vine Street, John Fiorilli, put extra effort into making these small batch brews kick.

What you need to know to come and enjoy:

Tuesday May 15th at 4:20 PM– only at Vine Street in Denver:  The “Number One” will be released. This is our inaugural Vine Street Brewery brew!  Number One is a Belgian-style Trippel brewed with Golden Naked Oats and Belgian candy sugar.  This medium-bodied, 9% strong ale has notes of light fruit and spice, balanced by a moderate hop bitterness.  The finish is clean and dry.

Thursday May 16th at 4:20– All three pubs: The “Fruit Cake” will be released. Fruitcake is a Belgian Strong Dark Ale brewed with dried mission figs, and Turkish apricots.  It is aged in rum barrels for 3 months.  9.2% ABV.

Friday May 16th at opening- All three pubs:  The first batch of 2012 Prime Time Pilsner will be released. Prime Time is a pre-prohibition style pilsner brewed with flaked maize, and Hallertau and Saaz hops. This is a light to medium bodied lager with an assertive floral and spicy hop character.  The finish is crisp, dry, and refreshing.

About Vine Street Pub: The third pub in the Mountain Sun family, Vine Street Pub– located at 17th and Vine in Denver’s Uptown neighborhood– opened April 14, 2008 to a standing-room-only crowd.  After much anticipation, the new 3,500 square foot brewery at Vine Street opened in April, 2012. The new brewery will double Mountain Sun’s brewing capabilities, with 5,000 barrels brewed in the first year. As is the case at Mountain Sun and Southern Sun Brewpubs in Boulder, Vine Street features more than 20 taps of house brews and quality craft beers, award-winning all-natural pub fare, in a comfortable, living room-like atmosphere.  Vine Street was just honored in Westword magazine as having “Best Wings” of 2012.  

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Contact: Cassidy Tawse-Garcia