On Tuesday, May 3rd at 4pm they’ll be tapping the Good Glory, Crooked Stave’s first beer on tap. Good Glory is a Belgian single (an Enkel) with lavender and coriander and should prove to be a great kick-off to summer weather.
Yakobson previously hails from Odells in Fort Collins, and is currently sharing Funkwerks‘ brewhouse to produce his own beer under the name Crooked Stave Brewing, a new brewery focusing on sour beers. The “Brett Man” Yakobson – named from Brettanoymyces yeast used in sour beers – wrote his dissertation on the use of this species within the brewing industry.
Ryan Conklin, Denver’s Certified Cicerone and beer program manager at Euclid Hall, has been working closely with Yakobson to bring in beers specifically tailored to the palates and plates of Euclid Hall.
Denver Off The Wagon will be covering the tapping of Good Glory at Euclid Hall at 4:00pm. Here’s the official press release on this tapping:
DENVER, CO… On Tuesday, May 3rd at 4:00 p.m., Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen will be tapping “Good Glory,” a proprietary beer and the first commercial beer from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project a Fort Collins brewery specializing in “sour” beers. Good Glory is a collaboration between the Euclid Hall beer experts and Crooked Stave.
Brewer Chad Yakobson will be on hand to tap the keg and discuss the Crooked Stave approach to beer making and Good Glory in particular.
Yakobson describes Good Glory as a spring inspired Belgian-style beer. The use of rich Vienna and Munich malts gives the beer a dark copper appearance with a light malt character, suggesting that winter is almost gone and summer is right around the corner. A special Belgian yeast creates plum and dried fruits on the nose with a subtle hint of spice complimented by a touch of hops and a delicate lavender aroma.
Later in the year, Good Glory Suckerpunch, an aged version of the Good Glory spring beer will be tapped in honor of the Euclid Hall first anniversary celebration and the Great American Beer Festival.
Yakobson says of Good Glory Suckerpunch, “When the employees of Euclid Hall collaborated on an exclusive spring inspired Belgian-style beer they agreed that holding on to some of the beer and aging it in red and white wine barrels for the one year anniversary of Euclid Hall would make for a fun twist. This American Wild Ale was inoculated with five unique strains of Brettanomyces adding complex citrus and tropical fruit aromas mixed with a funky earthy appeal and a tart acidic finish.”
Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen opened in early August, 2010 at 1317 14th Street in Denver’s Historic Larimer Square, the third restaurant from the team of Jennifer Jasinski and Beth Gruitch, owners of the award winning Rioja and Bistro Vendôme. Located in Euclid Hall, an 1883 building that once housed the venerable Soapy Smith’s bar, this American tavern is focused on high quality and innovative pub food from around the world including housemade sausages, po’ boys, poutine and schnitzels. An extensive beer selection and creative cocktails drive the beverage program. Call 303.595.4255 or visit euclidhall.com for more details.