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Chocolate Stout brewed by the Fort Collins Brewery - Colorado

Chocolate Stout brewed by the Fort Collins Brewery - Colorado

A velvety smooth mouthfeel, satisfyingly roasty flavor and medium body make this brew positively seductive. Subtle hop bitterness rounds out the character of roasted barley and chocolate malt in this proven classic. Chocolate Stout took home the gold at the 2010 U.S. Open Beer Championship. This stout goes great with a traditional steak and potatoes dinner. ABV: 5.3. IBU's 33.

Fort Collins Chocolate Stout

Beer Review from Beer Advocate:
Very dark, almost black, except for velvety walnut brown highlights when held to the light. The head is dark almond and fleeting, leaving little lace, but does leave a film on the glass with each swirl.

Rich, roasted malt and coffee is followed by unsweetened chocolate. The exquisite simplicity of the aroma requires warmth to shine as some pine resin makes a nice contrast.

There is a good dose of bitter, black coffee with bakers chocolate. This is followed by some measure of pine sap and hops. All in all, for a stout, this one is fairly clean. There is a chocolate/coffee confection as well.

Chocolate Stout has a medium body, is dry and more carbonated than most stouts. It has a velvet texture and modest astringency.

A good drinking beer from a pint glass, this is better for social occasions and would easily mix well with bar food.

Gravity 1020
Fort Collins Brewery has the only restaurant in a brewery in Northern Colorado with Gravity 1020. Its a great starting place with lunch and beer tasting. The tasting room is open Monday through Thursday 11am-6pm and Friday & Saturday 11am-7pm. Guided brewery tours are offered every Saturday at 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5pm. Tours are free and last 15-20 minutes. Gravity 1020 is open Tuesday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-10pm, and Sunday 10am-3pm.
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The Fort Collins Brewery History

The Fort Collins Brewery made its debut in 2003 as a German lager house. In its early days FCB concentrated on just three brews, Edgar, Doktor and Z Lagers, all have since been retired. One year later, in 2004, the Peters family swept FCB off its feet and proceeded to shake things up a bit. They gave FCBs brewers the freedom to experiment with all varieties of yeast and recipes from around the world while still keeping the emphasis on creating superbly balanced, distinctive and drinkable lagers and ales.

Since then, the brewery has added five new full time brews and sports an ingenious line up of seasonal and special release brews. These new products proved to be exactly what FCB needed to expand distribution locally, to several other states and even into Sweden.

By 2007, packaging had become a time consuming endeavor and the limiting factor for production. It was time to bid farewell to our 6 head manual Meheen filler, we needed an upgrade. So, in the spring of 2007 we received our brand new SBC bottling line from Europe. This automated system gives us the capacity to package 120 bottles/ minute, renewed confidence in our shelf life and will serve us well into the future.

We didnt sit still for long and in 2010 we moved into our new home, a brand new 30,000 square foot facility on the corner of Lincoln and Lemay; completing the Fort Collins Brewery Triangle. In May of 2011, Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern opened its doors offering Fort Collins residents and tourists an atmosphere of artisanal food and beer inside a full production brewery.

2013 was a banner year for us, we expanded our entire brewhouse. Swapping out our 20bbl. Newlands brew haus for a shinny new 50bbl. Rolec fully-automated German brew haus, which allowed us to increase quality, consistency and production of our full time and seasonal beers. A new 7bbl. Newlands Pilot Brew Haus was added in November, with a focus on expanding creativity for our Tap Club Series and collaboration brews. In another step to increase the quality of our beer, we exchanged our DE filtering process with a GEA Westfalia centrifuge for superior beer clarification. Finally, just before the new year a Wittemann Pinpoint Carbonator was placed into production. Whew.what a year.

Our ever-evolving profile of distinctive, hand-crafted Colorado brews can now be enjoyed by all. Hard work, a love of the craft and a passion for exceptional beer, food and people is what the Fort Collins Brewery/Gravity 1020 is all about.

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