Our brew system was small, very small. We've upgraded, but it's still small...a 3.5 BBL system. We plan on capitalizing on this by creating very original small batches of beer. We plan on keeping six regular beers on tap and having fun with any others. I want to be able to create whatever comes into my head the night before and whatever someone has convinced me is worth trying. Folks will be encouraged to come in with recipes and/or ingredients...we will do our best to give them a try.
Here are the beers on tap at the moment:
Our Flagship Beers:
"Steffie's Heffe": A traditional Hefeweizen brewed in the tradition of “Reinheitsgebot”, allowing only for water, malt and hops. In this ale, only pilsner and wheat malts are used. Bittered with Galena hops for a light citrus kick and the traditional floral and citrus tones of Hallertau Mittelfruh. The Bavarian yeast gives this guy somepleasant clove and banana notes. It has been vetted by our Bavarian friend Steffie, the beer’s namesake, and she has ensured us that, “Es ist sehr net”. ABV: 5.8%, IBU: 15
"Very Nice Pale Ale":An easy drinking ale. Not too hoppy, but enough to make it interesting. A Very Nice citrus bittering mix with Galena and Cascade hops. Well balanced, designed to be nomore, or no less than “Very Nice”. ABV: 5.3%, IBU: 33.0
"Royal We IPA": A balanced IPA with some west coast IPA style funkiness. We use Cascade and Galena hops for its bittering backbone and then add the funkiness of the Summit hop as a late addition. The body is highly light and refreshing to allow the hop bouquet to shine through. ABV: 7.4%, IBU: 70
"Monk's Phunk" (Belgian Abbey Ale): Strong ale named after a strong woman! Our brewer’s dear mother! This recipe is crafted as a tribute to the tradition the Monk’s started in Belgium over a thousand years ago. It includes lots of Munich and dark crystal malt with a shot of chocolate malt, giving it a deep burgundy color and a heavenly rich caramel taste that literally would bring people to cathedrals in Europe. It has enlightening fruity esters from the Belgian yeast as well as divine sweetness from a pound of wild Colorado honey per barrel. ABV: 9%, IBU: 22
"Fuggly & Brown": Mono-hopped and named after the earthy and mildly citrus hop, Fuggles. A malty beer with low hop aroma and bitterness, brewed in the tradition of an English brown. Some slight fruity esters. Traditionally, brown sugar would be used, but we stuck with our locally sourced honey instead, lightening up the body and contributing some slightly floral notes. ABV: 5.9%, IBU: 23
"The Logical Fallacy": This beer challenges the Logical Fallacy that says if a beer is a stout, it can’t be intensely hopped. With generous hop additions of Summit and Northern Brewer, this beer has a technical IBU (International Bittering Unit) of almost 70. However, this hops bill is challenged with the deep smokiness of black patent malt, and coffee tones of chocolate malt, and decadence of caramel malt. This is a unique stout that will make you look deep into this beer, and lose yourself in the intricate taste of its oil like blackness. ABV: 7.9%, IBU: 65
Premium / Limited Beers:
"Special Lady Friend Saison": First brewed for our owner's wedding in 2012, this is a decadent Cherry/Ginger Saison to help usher in the spring/summer up here in the 'tains. Cherries from Door County Wisconsin. Refreshing and succulent! ABV: 6.0% IBU: 30
"Valto Coffee Porter": We are so happy to have the opportunity to work with another Ned local business. VNBC and Salto both recognize that the health of business in Nederland is dependent on the diversity of business in Nederland, CO. Salto Coffee roasted a decadent blend of South American coffees for us: 1. Guatemala Ixil with notes of cinnamon, molasses, grape and chocolate; 2. El Salvador high grown with notes of tropical melon, apple blossom and delicate caramel. For the Very Nice part, we put together a smooth, rich porter recipe with ample chocolate and caramel malts balanced with the spicy citrus and slight grapefruit of Cascade hops. To prepare the coffee, we utilized a process called "Toddying" in which the coffee is slowly brewed in room temperature water for no less than 24 hours. This allows us to get the entire flavor profile without any of the acidity. The coffee is immediately recognizable in the finished product contributing fruity notes of plum and melon. On the back end, notes of cinnamon and chocolate compliment the roastiness of black patent and chocolate malts with Cascade hops finishing off with just a dash of bitter spiciness. ABV 6.3% IBU: 45 (It's a Charity Beer! $1 of each pour goes to a local charity.)
"Fuggly Pumpkin": It's back! Smoked pumpkin with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, Fuggles and Northern Brewer hops. ABV: 7.9% IBU: 20 ~ AVAILABLE IN BOMBERS ONLY ~
"Caribou-Ya Mountain Ale": This very weird beer is just in time for All Hallows Eve and a shout out to Artemisia Absinthium!! A beer made with rose hips and the historical bittering agent WORMWOOD! Made famous by "La Fee Verte", Van Gogh, and Absinthe. A refreshing Pale style with Cascade and Fuggles hops. The delicious Floral of rose hips greets your pallet while proceeding into the back of your mouth to a deviant bitterness that lets you know its working. Sold in 10oz pours so that the fairy is not unleashed too soon! In addition, pick up a collectors bottle on your way out to take home! ABV: 7.4% IBU: 33 ~AVAILABLE IN BOMBERS ONLY~
"Sin-Ger": 1/2 Steffie's Heffe, 1/2 Ginger Ale...a refreshing blend!
...to be named...: A saison with lemon balm, rosehips, and orange peel. Watch for it late-April/early-May.
Seasonals: We love all the seasons Colorado has to offer and will devote beers to them as we go. Seasonal beers will feature ingredients available during the season they represent and we will try to convey the feeling the season imparts.
“Crazy Local” Brews: These will be brews dreamed up by local patrons from across the bar. We will try our best to brew up what our customers can dream up. Find a ton of wild strawberries? Bring ‘em in! Spruce fronds? Bring 'em in! These brews will be about our neighbors participating in the Very Nice Brewing Company.
Charities...by drinking our "charity" beers, you helped us donate $8,910 to date that has been distributed among the following:
Aspen Grove Preschool (Nederland, CO)
Backdoor Theater (Nederland, CO)
Carousel of Happiness (Nederland, CO)
Colorado Shiba Inu Rescue (statewide)
Let's Buy Nederland Feed and Supply! (Nederland, CO)
Nederland Area Seniors (Nederland, CO)
Nederland Food Pantry (Nederland, CO)
Peak to Peak Healthy Communities (Nederland, CO)
Peak to Peak Music Education Association (Nederland, CO)
PPHCP-Miles Pancoast Family (Nederland, CO)
Rebuild Jamestown (Jamestown, CO)
Ruth Is A Badass
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Non-Violence (Boulder, CO)
Sophia DuBose Family
Wild Bear Ecological Center (Nederland, CO)
& also individuals in need!