BURLYversary: An entire weekend celebrating one year in business
BURLYversary is here to mark one year of brewing operations at BURLY Brewing Co.
Saturday, May 25th will be loaded with events from open to close. BURLY has hired well-known Denver area entertainment company, Simply Smiles, offering face painting, magic, juggling and other party activities to keep the children and adults equally mystified and amused throughout the day. Live music will also be in steady supply all day Saturday. BURLY has also made plans to barricade off most of the parking lot to allow for a bounce house, music stage, food trucks, corn hole tournaments and other activities.
Detailed list of what BURLY has put together for the weekend's events:
Anniversary glassware release - 11am
Beer release: Black Forrest Birthday Cake Beer
Limited edition birthday glassware!
Live music: See Andy - 6:30p-9:30p
Food truck: Coast2Coast
Beer release: Tangerine Juicebox
Live music: Grayson Little and the Big Guns - 12p-1:30p
Live music: Ponder the Albatross - 2p-3:30p
Live music: The Barrelors - 4p-5:30p
Live music: Tivoli Club Brass Band - 6p-8p
Food truck: Rock N Lobster Roll
Food truck: Street Snack Bubble Waffles 4:30p.
Beer release: Chardonnay Barrel-Aged Raspberry Sour Ale
Live music: Kenny Lee Young - 4p-6p
Food truck: Moontime Crépes LLC
Beer release: Red Horned BURLY Dude
Live music: Denver Burglar Alarm - 2p-5p
Food truck: 360 Arepas
Black Forrest Birthday Cake Beer
For our birthday we were inspired by cake, specifically Schwarzwderkirschtorte (Black Forrest Cake). So we brewed up an imperial stout with plenty of lactose for a creamy mouth feel, loaded it up with tons of cacao nibs and cherries, and finished it off with a touch of vanilla to tie everything together. Happy Birthday to us, and by proxy, to you!
Chardonnay Barrel Aged Raspberry Sour Ale
This kettle soured blonde ale has been waiting in our chardonnay barrels, and frankly, it has become impatient. Tart and oaky with a nice nose of raspberry, white grape, and vanilla. Tartness isn't overpowering in the flavor which is counterbalanced by sweeter raspberry and cut by the oak.
For our Juicebox Collection following, this is a NEIPA that needs no introduction. Tangerine Juicebox is chock full of, you guessed it, TANGERINES - tons of typical NEIPA hops, and also one hop atypical of NEIPAs, Mandarina Bavaria. Tangerine explodes from the glass and does not relent through the pallet or finish. If you are a fan of fruit and citrus forward NEIPA, this one will be right up your alley.
Red Horned BURLY Dude (a collaboration)
Our head brewer Reno and former colleagues Zack Gardener (head brewer) and his brewer Eric Taylor (certified Cicerone) from Red Horn coffee House and Brewing Company, which is the brewery that gave Reno his first shot at pro brewing (from Reno: Many thanks to the owners of Red Horn, Jon Lamb and Chad Misner, I can't imagine being where I am without you!), got together the week of CBC to brew this 13.5% 100 IBU monster of an American dark strong ale. They camped overnight in the brewery and boiled for 12.5 hours to create a super high starting gravity, caramelize sugars, and create melanoidins for a deep and rich flavor. Fair warning, this beer is egotistic, its hubris knows virtually no bounds, it expects only the nerdiest of beer nerds to come close to grasping its complexities and nuances, but it is happy for anyone to try.
About BURLY Brewing Co.
BURLY Brewing is located at 680 Atchison Way, Castle Rock, CO 80109. They opened their doors on May 28th, 2018 to a great deal of local fanfare. Their passion to create stylistically true craft beer is evident (with some tasty deviations sprinkled in) at their taproom on every visit. With 24 taps all churning out Colorado craft beer, customers are sure to have plenty of options when it comes to their beverage choice. Expect everything from a pale to golden ale all the way to kettle sours and barrel-aged offerings. Since their opening, they've made great strides in an effort to aid the Castle Rock community with events for charitable organizations and individual needs.