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Strange Brewing Company

Strange Brewing Company

Strange Brewing Company

Strange Brewing Company is the realization of a dream shared by two out-of-work IT Techs, John Fletcher and Tim Myers. Two avid homebrewers, John and Tim had worked together at the Rocky Mountain News before that newspaper closed in February, 2009. Suddenly unemployed, they needed a Plan B. So with their combined retirement savings, Tim’s and John’s homebrew recipes, and Tim’s 20-gallon homebrew equipment, they set out to open Strange.

John started homebrewing small batches in his kitchen in 1989. Most batches were three gallons at a time, allowing John to try many recipes and improve on them. Tim’s first batch was for his wedding in 1997. After his third batch boiled over and flooded the kitchen, Tim was moved to the back deck. A chance encounter with a CraigsList ad in December 2005 for a professional brew sculpture lit the flame that eventually became Strange Brewing Company.

Strange opened on May 19th, 2010, as a one-barrel microbrewery. Starting out small allowed John and Tim to focus more on the recipes than on running and building a small business. Brewing one barrel at a time allowed them to experiment and tweak, refining recipes for the day when a larger brew system would be employed.

Strange Pale Ale

Strange Pale Ale is brewed in the American Style. Big and hoppy, but balanced and incredibly drinkable. We use five different malts to give Strange Pale Ale a malty complexity and four different hops to balance all that malt and give Strange Pale Ale its huge hop character.
5.5% ABV  40 IBUs

IPAphany India Pale Ale

An epiphany. That’s what Strange’s Head Brewer Tim Myers had right before he wrote down the recipe for IPAphany IPA. Tim was never what you’d call a “hophead”. That is until about five years ago when he tasted a certain Colorado IPA that was so balanced, so hoppy yet so malty, it opened Tim’s eyes to a whole new world of beers. So he rushed home and began creating his own IPA. The end result after five years of tweaking homebrew batches is Strange IPAphany IPA. A big, malty, hoppy, well-rounded, lusciously smooth and drinkable India Pale Ale.
7.0%ABV  65 IBUs

Strange Wit

Belgian’s brewing beginnings trace back to the middle ages. We’re fast-forwarding this traditional favorite with generous portions of both malted and unmalted wheat. Just the right amount of spices are added to compliment all that hazy wheat goodness. The perfect drink on a hot summer day or winter evening in the Rockies. Enjoy!
5.4% ABV  22 IBUs

Le Bruit Du Diable

Our spin on a classic Belgian farmhouse ale. We start with high quality Belgian Pilsner malt and add some Belgian Caramel Vienne and Caramel Munich for color and complexity. Bring it back down to earth with just the right amount of Czech Saaz hops to provide refreshing balance. Fermented hot with a very special yeast strain from the Wallonia region of Belgium, this unique yeast gives our Diable its earthy, fruity, spiciness and dry malt character.
7.5% ABV  42 IBUs

Bel’Hop’D Belgian Pale Ale

Take some Belgian malts, hop generously with Amarillo, Simcoe, and Cascade hops, then ferment with a tasty Belgian Abbey yeast. The result? Strange Bel’Hop’D Belgian Pale Ale–on the dark side with moderate fruity orange hues and soft, sip-able sweetness.
5.0% ABV  40 IBUs

Tainted Black Pale

 

First brewed the same day a certain British company tainted something much larger than a boil kettle, Tainted Black Pale is a hybrid searching for an identity.
Is it a really hoppy stout? Or a really roasty pale ale? Tainted Black Pale
defies classification so we won’t box it in. What we do know is it’s one tasty
brew.
6.0% ABV   60 IBUs

Paint It Black Honey Coffee Stout

First brewed the same day a certain British company tainted something much larger than a boil kettle, Tainted Black Pale is a hybrid searching for an identity.
Is it a really hoppy stout? Or a really roasty pale ale? Tainted Black Pale
defies classification so we won’t box it in. What we do know is it’s one tasty
brew.
6.0% ABV   60 IBUs

Cherry Bomb Belgian Stout

What do you get when you throw the wrong malt into a batch of Belgian Wheat?
A happy mistake! That’s how Strange’s Head Brewer Tim Myers stumbled across this Tasting Room favorite. Rather than dump the batch, Tim decided to create the world’s first Belgian Wheat Stout. Gobs of Carafa III give this Belgian Wheat a delicious roastiness. Montmorency Tart Cherries give it a tart snap that will pucker you silly.
5.4% ABV  46 IBUs

Cherry Kriek

We named this Strange ‘Cherry Cherry’ because that’s what it is. There’s so much cherry in this beer even its foamy head is red! We start with a Dark Belgian Wheat recipe, cram it full of Montmorency Tart Cherry goodness, then age it with oak. The result is a cherry cherry lovers dream come true. Goes great with dark chocolate, with fudge brownies, with chocolate gateau, with cacao nibs, with…well you get the picture. And did we mention cherries?
4.7% ABV  15 IBUs

Cherry Kriek took Gold in the Fruit Beer Category at the August 2011 Colorado State Fair!! 
Cherry Kriek took Bronze in the Fruit Beer Category at the August 2010 Colorado State Fair!!

 

Tim Myers
Head Brewer
720.877.1981
tim@strangebrewingco.comJohn Fletcher
President
303.250.1684
john@strangebrewingco.com
directionsComing from the North:
Take I-25 south to Exit 209C – 8th Avenue
Turn right onto Zuni Street
Turn right at 13th Street
Strange Brewing Company is on the NE corner.

From the South:
Take I-25 north to Exit 209C – 8th Avenue
Turn left onto 8th Avenue.
Turn right onto Zuni Street
Turn right at 13th Street
Strange Brewing Company is on the NE corner.

About the Author

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