Fort Collins, Colo. – On May 17, 2010, Odell Brewing will release Woodcut
No. 4, an oak aged double Märzen-style lager. This is the fourth release in the
Woodcut series of beers from Odell Brewing, but it is the first lager.
“Our first three Woodcut offerings were fermented with ale yeasts,” said Brendan
McGivney, head of production. “We wanted to stretch our innovation by creating a
small batch strong lager.”
Originally from Bavaria, Märzens were brewed during the cooler months, and then
stored in a lager (cave or cellar) during the summer months. Woodcut No. 4, best
described as a double Märzenbier, boasts a malty body with a clean, refined
finish. Hints of toasted cedar, vanilla and almond are created by lagering the
beer in new American Oak barrels.
Each Woodcut offering is packaged and bottle conditioned in 750ml Champagne
style bottles with a cork and cage finish. Once released, the recipe and label
are retired making these beers truly limited-edition.
Odell Brewing will celebrate the release of Woodcut No. 4 on May 22, 2010 as one
of many weeklong events honoring American Craft Beer Week. Brewery guests can
enjoy samples of the beer paired with artisan cheeses and chocolates.
Woodcut No. 4 will be available throughout the brewery’s nine state distributor
region, and will retail for approximately $24.99 per bottle.
Odell Brewing was named a “Best Company to Work For” in Colorado and is an
award winning brewery, nationally and internationally: 2010 World Beer Cup®
- bronze for Red Ale. 2009 Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival – silver
medal for 5 Barrel Pale Ale, bronze medal for 90 Shilling. 2009 BrewNZ
Awards – gold for 5 Barrel Pale Ale, silver for 90 Shilling, and silver for
IPA. 2009 Australian International Beer Awards – gold for IPA, gold for
Extra Special Red, bronze for Isolation Ale, bronze for 90 Shilling, bronze
for Cutthroat Porter. 2008 North American Beer Awards – gold medal for 5
Barrel Pale Ale. 2008 World Beer Cup® – gold for IPA, silver for Double
Pilsner, silver for Cutthroat Porter. 2007 Great American Beer Festival® –
gold medal for IPA, silver medal for Easy Street Wheat, bronze medal for
Extra Special Red.