Friday, April 22, 2011

Opening Day

It is not often that you can say that you were there from the beginning, but I truly was.  I stopped by Denver's newest brewery, The Copper Kettle today.  It was their grand opening.  

They have a small 3 barrel system, and 4 or 5 beers on tap.  I only had time for a copper colored American Pale Ale, that had a medium dose of citrusy Cascade hops and a light body....very nice, very drinkable, but nothing that knocks your socks off....

This is no criticism.....anyone (I think) can make a beer too big for style to "knock your socks off" in one way or was more balanced, and more nuanced.  Perhaps clean, perhaps non-descript..... definitely easy drinking.  The Copper Kettle looks like it will specialize in Continental beers (German beers....Helles, Dunkel, Alt (ale) with a smattering of others, (Saison, blonde, Copper APA))....we shall see.  It is located in a commercial building nestled between the Cities of Aurora and Denver in unincorporated Arapahoe may be Unincorporated Arapahoe County's first brewery.

I used to live a mile or less from there.....15 years ago.  Now it will have to be a stop from time to time on the way home from work.  Check it out for yourself.

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