Hello Beer Friends Nation! While almost everyone has heard of New Belgium Brewery, Fort Collins has another major player in beer brewing and sales, Odell's Brewing Company. A little lesser known, but the quality of everything they do is outstanding. The Beer Friends visited on a Saturday and they happen to be setting up for a party that started at 2pm - which every Saturday they have a party that starts at 2pm! We tried a few beers and then had to run, look back in the future for Odell's to be the Beer Friends Brewery of the Week and read below for the few taste we did get in!
1st: Cutthroat Porter is fan-freaking-tastic! Off a Nitro Pour it has a wonderful smokey flavor that has just a hint of coffee if you look hard enough.
2nd: Snowriders. Well whatcha know a wheat beer I actually like! Granted it does have the lightly hoped overtaste that I do prefer, but this might be one of my favorites. It's got a very slight hoot bite in the beginning that's helped by the coolness of the beer, and with the ever so slight wheat presence helps to balance the flavor.
Brad: 1st: Cutthroat Porter Nitro is fantastic! This is a great beer to begin with and the nitro creates a smoother pour which is VERY easy to drink.
2nd: Deconstruction ale... This is a wonderfully complex beer... Aged in multiple barrels (oak, bourbon, wine) and wild yeast strands- leads to taste of peach, mango and grapefruit. Complex yes, delicious yes, awesome absolutely.
Graham: 1st: Double IPA. This is such a well balanced beer that even at 10% abv it is a smart choice against their regular IPA. Big in Citrusy hops flavor that goes down smooth. This beer makes me very happy we stopped at Odell's.
2nd: Brad wrote this one up beautifully, so I feel like I don't have to say much more. I get a good oak/red wine flavor that's accented by a sour fruit flavor with the wild yeast. Nice job Odell, nice job.
Odell's Brewing Company is located at 800 E. Lincoln Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80524 [googlemaps http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=800+E+Lincoln+Ave,+Fort+Collins,+CO&sll=40.591014,-105.063457&sspn=0.035782,0.083342&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=800+E+Lincoln+Ave,+Fort+Collins,+Larimer,+Colorado+80524&z=14&ll=40.58878,-105.062459&output=embed&w=425&h=350]
The tasting room is open:
11a - 7p Monday - Saturday