Great Divide Brewing Company

Great Divide 17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA

Great Divide 17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA

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Based off their DPA, year seventeen tasted very close to that of its predecessor.  It too was aged on American and French oak chips, brandished the same abv, and seemed to embody a similar malt and hop profile.  The only thing that was noticeable different was the label.  Last year (16th), the grain on the label […] ... [Read more]

Great Divide Grand Cru

Great Divide Grand Cru

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Wow!  This beer holds up to just about any Quad on the market today.  Packed with wonderful flavor and boasting a hefty 11% abv it is no wonder they release it January-March (we need something to keep us warm).  Allow me to explain why this beer should be one of your selections for the Winter […] ... [Read more]

Great Divide Belgian-Style Yeti

Great Divide Belgian-style Yeti

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Just when I thought I was done with my Yeti collection, Great Divide went and brewed a fifth.  My bottle, brewed on June 17 2011, met my lips the night of September 19th the same year and I will not be the same again.  I figure the malt bill is exactly the same laying down […] ... [Read more]

Great Divide 16th Anniversary Wood-Aged Double IPA

Great Divide 16th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA

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I kept this bomber in my fridge for a year in order to see how it would age.  Would the hops fade?  Will the abv turn it into more of a barleywine? What about the oak aspect?  These were all questions I asked myself throughout the year as I waited 365+ days to enjoy this […] ... [Read more]

Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti

Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti

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May 17th, 2011 marked a milestone for me. I can now proudly say that I’ve sampled the Yeti Imperial Stout Series. It took me two years as this particular brew seemed to elude me, but at last the four variations (see also Yeti, Oak-Aged, and Espresso Oak-Aged) have passed my lips to great acclaim. I […] ... [Read more]

Great Divide Belgica

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Purchased for a neighborhood get together as something ‘a little different,’ Belgica found its way into my glass just a bit before the crowd showed up. Like, three days. But it was a new beer to me, and new beers don’t sit untouched for too long in my back room mini fridge. I love Belgian […] ... [Read more]

Great Divide Espresso Oak-Aged Yeti

Great Divide Espresso Oak-Aged Yeti

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Tom: Three Yeti brews down, one to go on my quest to sample all of Great Divide’s Imperial Stout variations.  I was super excited to open the gold leaf wrapped cap and pour this viscous, obsidian colored brew into my snifter.  Having just had Goose Island BCS Coffee I was interested to see how the […] ... [Read more]

Great Divide Fresh Hop

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The bookstore I started at on Oct. 4th is finally open for business, meaning my schedule has become a little more consistent. For a while I was pulling 9-13 hour days in preparation for our grand opening. That said, I’m still on a Fresh hop, Wet hop, Hop Harvest (or whatever you want to call […] ... [Read more]

Great Divide Rumble

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Fall is approaching us here in Chicago as the temperatures are dropping and more importantly the humidity is gone. However, this morning when I woke up it was rainy and overcast. Wanting to say in a catch up on some much needed rest I hunkered in with a nice beer and some episodes of Rookie […] ... [Read more]

Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout

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I was going to wait until I had a collection of Imperial Stouts in order to do a sampling and determined which one I enjoy best. Unfortunately, that plan failed after this Yeti had been staring me down for two weeks (I still might get around to my idea). I will say that diving into […] ... [Read more]