West Flanders Brewing creates beer for Broncos' AFC Championship tussle in
This week's Single Keg Series beer is a unique "AFC Champion Style Ale" we
call Brett on the Broncos. It's our Obfuscation Trippel blended with a
special batch of our Angry Monk Belgian-style golden ale that was fermented
with a Brettanomyces yeast from Belgium 's famed Lambic region. This bold,
foretelling beer was also dry-hopped with locally grown Cascade hops (from
Oelsner Hop Farm in Niwot , CO ) for an extra bite on its finale.
It goes on tap January 16 at 5 PM.
Like the Denver Broncos offense, it's a winning, gloriously golden wonder deep
with unstoppable flavors and wild and thrilling excitement. (Sorry Peyton, this
is no light beer.)
"The Brettanomyces yeast adds some wonderful and very appropriate barnyard notes
and aromas of horse blankets," notes West Flanders head brewer Brian Lutz. "And
unlike Tom Brady or Bill Belichick, there's nothing winey about the beer and we
didn't cheat to make it."
To avoid anyone videotaping and stealing our methods for creating Brett on the
Broncos, we crafted the beer with the utmost secrecy in our brewpub.
Savvy, exceptional and rich with horsepower, Brett on the Broncos features a
hearty kick of approximately 7.2% ABV. It goes great with a broad array of our
West Flanders Brewing fare.
Note: this beer is much too strong of a match for New England-style chowder or
The Story of West Flanders Brewing
In 2009, Mark and Chris Heinritz meet longtime restaurateur Barry
Wolfman. After quickly becoming friends, the three made several
attempts to buy existing restaurants but nothing materialized. At
the same time Brian could barely get his tie off quick enough to get
back to a slew of home brewing projects. He was and still is
continually working on creative and audacious beers while dreaming
about the day he could again share his creations with the world.
Then the opportunity that had been 16 years in the making finally
came. Brian was contacted by Dave Welker, who owned the building at
1125 Pearl Street. Welker is an avid home brewer, one of the top
beer judges in the country and one of the founding fathers of the
Great American Beer Festival. Knowing the building would be vacated
reignited all the unfulfilled dreams from Red Fish. It was the
perfect second act in a better location and with the addition of
decades of collective experience.