It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a clichéd phrase to introduce any article pertaining to superheroes! No, it’s Fantastic Pour—the shamelessly geeked-out collaboration between Breckenridge Brewery and the folks sponsoring the inaugural Denver Comic Con.
What kind of hero is Fantastic Pour? At 4.5% ABV, this American-style wheat beer isn’t exactly the Incredible Hulk. It’s more like Spider-Man: lithe, smooth, but, according to Breckenridge rep Matt Eldridge, packing “a thrilling burst of super flavor.”
Fantastic Pour’s main superpower is the ability to refresh a thousand scorched throats, but it also has the lesser-known ability to turn normal, beer-drinking citizens into illiteracy fighters. The Denver Comic Con is backed by Comic Book Classroom, a non-profit organization that seeks to get kids reading through an afterschool comic book-reading program, and proceeds from the Con will help the organization go national. In an assembly rivaling The Avengers, Breckenridge teamed-up with Comic Book Classroom to bring awareness of the program to the beer geek community.
When a comic book kills off a beloved character, it’s usually a publicity stunt; the hero always returns in later issues. Not so with Fantastic Pour; when its last keg is kicked, it’s gone for good. Fear not, citizens, for Breckenridge plans on bringing out a new masked vigilante for each subsequent Denver Comic Con.
You can grab a pint of Fantastic Pour at the Con which is being held at the Colorado Convention Center from June 13th-17th. Can’t attend? Try it at any of these fine establishments. Warning: Fantastic Pour’s batch size is top secret; nobody can predict when it might run out so seek it out before it’s too late.
- The 1UP
- The 2UP
- Hard Rock Café
- Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House
- Earl’s Kitchen & Bar
- Breckenridge Ball Park Pub