Thursday, April 14, 2016

Weekly Beer Update: Thursday April 14, 2016

Our Special Releases for today have been changed. Starting now Bottles are First Come First Sale, One Bottle of each per customer until Sold Out. Be Safe.

Another week of Colorado Spring air is here and gone. Soon coming are the summer months and the summer beers. Some of them are already here. Now here is what came in this week. 
Oh and don't forget to check out the Special Releases for Saturday.

Six-Pack 12oz Bottles  5.50%  Ale with Cherries, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Caramel Color
RateBeer: 19  Spice/Herb/Vegatable  Untapped: 3.3

Single 375ml Bottle  12.00%  Barrel-Aged Golden Ale w/Blueberries
RateBeer: requires more ratings  Untapped: 4.24

Single 750ml Bottle  8.50%  Belgian Blonde Ale
RateBeer: 58  Belgian Strong Ale  Untapped: 3.55

Single 22oz Bottle  7.00%  Oak-Aged Porter with Vanilla and Cacao Nibs
RateBeer: requires more ratings  Untapped: 4.02

Single 22oz Bottle  4.50%  Gose w/Grapefruit
RateBeer: requires more ratings  Untapped: 3.76

Single 750ml Bottle  4.50%  Dry-Hopped Kettle Sour Saison
RateBeer: requires more ratings  Untapped: 3.83

Six-Pack 12oz Cans  5.10%  Wheat Ale w/Pomegranate
RateBeer: requires more ratings  Untapped: 3.17

Six-Pack 12oz Cans  8.50%  Imperial India Pale Ale
RateBeer: 96  Imperial IPA  Untapped: 3.92

Six-Pack 12oz Cans  7.20%  Maibock
RateBeer: requires more ratings  Untapped: 3.64

Single 22oz Bottles  7.50%  India Pale Ale
RateBeer: 99  India Pale Ale  Untapped: 4.19

[The Heineken Company (Netherlands)]
Six-Pack 12oz Bottles  11.50%  Strong Ale
RateBeer: 99  Imperial IPA  Untapped: 4.18

[Brewed at/by Cask (Sweden)]
Four-Pack 12oz Cans  13.00%  Imperial Stout
RateBeer: requires more ratings  Untapped: 4.08

[Brewed/Bottled at/with Dugges (Sweden)]
Single 11.2oz Bottle  4.50%  Sour Ale w/Peach, Mango and Passion Fruit
RateBeer: requires more ratings  Untapped: 4.35

Single 19.2oz Can  7.50%  Belgian-Style Pale Ale w/Raspberries
RateBeer: requires more ratings  Untapped: 3.89

Lukas Liquor Special Releases: Saturday April 14, 2016 @ 3:00 p.m.
 WEATHER DEPENDENT!! Alternative release timing will be updated here and on Facebook due to poor weather conditions. We want to keep you all safe.

The following Beers with Limited Distribution will be made available for purchase in
 limited quantities at the date and time above until sold out.

Single 22oz Bottles  13.10%  Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
RateBeer: 4.56  Imperial Stout  Untapped: 4.56

Single 22oz Bottles  10.00%  Imperial Stout w/Graham Crackers, Cacao Nibs and Vanilla
RateBeer: 96  Imperial Stout  Untapped: 4.06

Hey all, I am working on a post about the Breckenridge-AB buyout and the collateral damage if there is any, and views of their consumers. I would love some input from our consumers. I am aware of how the craft scene views AB and their buyouts. I'm searching for more info about how you view and think of Breckenridge Brewery now after spending 25 years buying, supporting and helping them build their business into what it was before. How does it affect you as a consumer? What did their loyal consumers get out of the deal? How do you feel about it? (Craft, not craft, big beer, still loyal, hurt, jaded, happy, indifferent?) Shoot me an email or a reply with your thoughts.


  1. I was at their Farmhouse Restaurant last weekend and one big change is that they no longer are "allowed" to sell wine or spirits. Apparently, AB stated that rule and I find it to be terrible. My wife is GF and doesn't like beer so being able to go there and have wine and beer options was fantastic. I also think the guest taps are gone as well. I remember last summer they had Odell's on tap. The food seems to be the same, but I am pretty bummed about the alcohol changes. It also made their mimosa and bloody mary bar dissapear from the weekend brunch.

  2. I haven't been a big consumer of Breckenridge beers for a while now, though when I started drinking craft beer Breck's Avalanche and Odell's 90 Shilling were my two staples. My thoughs on having the large local craft breweries absorbed into "The High End" and other multi-national conglomerates is that it will help (at least locally) the small and mid sized craft breweries expand. While Breckenridge's beers will make their way into liquor stores across the country, local stuff in beer-centric markets will absorb some of their sales. On a more local note, it was a little disappointing to see tax increment financing end up going to AB-Inbev for their Farmhouse Restaurant.