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 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
This fruit-bomb was surprisingly refreshing under the pummeling sun.
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
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
This Double Red Ale boasts a huge amount of hop flavor (from Chinook and Bravo hops) with a very balanced backbone of malts.
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
Thousands of people showed up for the event, despite temperatures in the 90s.
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
With 20 beers on tap, it was difficult to try them all but we gave it a good old-fashioned college try.