Gallery: Top Sips from the Odell Brewing Co. Small Batch Festival, Colorado

Totes McGotes Riesling Must Wheat
Totes McGotes Riesling Must Wheat

Odell brewers used 50 gallons of Riesling must to create this delightfully funky beer. Perfect for that wine drinker you dragged along to the beer festival.

Coconut Porter Firkin
Coconut Porter Firkin

Coconut Porter was one of two firkins served up at the event, along with Pomegranate Pale Ale. Both firkins proved popular and were kicked in the first hour of the event.

Pomegranate Pale Ale Firkin
Pomegranate Pale Ale Firkin

This fruit-bomb was surprisingly refreshing under the pummeling sun.

Mash of the Titan
Mash of the Titan

This chocolate coffee stout was the first beer I tried at Small Batch Festival and it did not disappoint—tons of coffee flavor!

Tiger Blood Session IPA
Tiger Blood Session IPA

The winner of Odell's Facebook poll, Tiger Blood was very drinkable at 4.7% ABV. It featured Willamette hops in the boil, hopback, and dry-hopping, making for a very flavorful single hop beer.

Extra Special Red
Extra Special Red

This Double Red Ale boasts a huge amount of hop flavor (from Chinook and Bravo hops) with a very balanced backbone of malts.

Kiwi IPA
Kiwi IPA

The Kiwi IPA, made with all New Zealand hops, was so popular that it was out before I got my hands on any.

Small Batch Festival Crowds
Small Batch Festival Crowds

Thousands of people showed up for the event, despite temperatures in the 90s.

Odell Brewing Company
Odell Brewing Company

Odell Brewing Company, the second-largest brewery in Fort Collins and the third-largest in the state, has always placed an emphasis on creating imaginative beers.

Small Batch Festival Pour
Small Batch Festival Pour

With 20 beers on tap, it was difficult to try them all but we gave it a good old-fashioned college try.