On February 19, 2009, Odell Brewing secured
a supply of organic Colorado grown hops. The brewery will use the hops in a
small batch limited release beer this fall.
Odell Brewing has partnered with Paonia hop grower Glen Fuller. Fuller’s crop
yielded around 1,500 pounds of five different hop varieties in 2008. Last year,
Odell brewers used some of Fuller’s hops in its Handpicked Pale Ale, a small
batch locally hopped beer the brewery has brewed for the past three years. Odell
plans to use the farmer’s Cascade and Chinook hops for a new all Colorado hopped
“We are very excited to have a supply of sustainable local hops to work with,”
said Brendan McGivney, production manager for Odell Brewing. “It’s great to have
the opportunity to be creative with quality home grown ingredients.”
Odell Brewing’s new all Colorado hopped beer is in development on the brewery’s
5 barrel Pilot Brewing System. The beer, to be released this fall, will be
available in liquor stores.
Odell Brewing is a proud sponsor of the Cicerone Certification program and an
award winning brewery, nationally and internationally: 2008 North American Beer
Awards – gold medal for 5 Barrel Pale Ale. 2008 World Beer Cup® – gold medal for
IPA, silver medal for Double Pilsner, silver medal for Cutthroat Porter. 2007
Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for IPA, silver medal for Easy Street
Wheat, bronze medal for Extra Special Red. 2007 Stockholm International Beer
Festival – bronze medal for 5 Barrel Pale Ale. 2007 Australian International
Beer Awards – silver medal for 90 Shilling, silver medal for Cutthroat Porter,
silver medal for Easy Street Wheat and bronze medal for 5 Barrel Pale Ale.