Wednesday, January 06, 2016

H is for Hogshead Brewery

You may remember that as I was composing the list of Denver breweries that I had not visited, it struck me that most of the letters of the alphabet were covered by the beginning letters of the brewery names.

I started with A ... A is for Alpine Dog Brewing Company

Next up was B ... B is for Baere Brewing Company

After B comes C ... C is for Comrade Brewing Company

Are you recognizing a pattern here? ... D is for Draw, Boggy (I took a little artistic licence to change Boggy Draw into Draw, Boggy)

And then, of course, E ... E is for Epic Brewing Company

After E, I predictably went to F ... F is for Factotum Brewhouse

And for G? What did I pick for G? G is for Great Frontier Brewing

You probably know that after G comes the letter H. And ...

The brewery and tap room are located in the "Slo-Hi" area of Denver at 4460 W 29th Ave, Denver, CO 80212.

The building itself is a repurposed 1950’s gas station. The tasting room is small and cozy. It has nice outside seating (although it was snow-covered when we visited).

It is a real cool place.

What makes Hogshead Brewery unique in the area is that they really concentrate on English-Style Ales. You can order almost anything they have on CO2 or cask. Or you can order one from the cask and one from the CO2 keg and compare. 

My favorite beer of the night was the Gilpin Black Gold London Porter from a cask. It was smooth, rich, and creamy with nice roast and chocolate flavors. A beautifully done porter. If you like the style, you will love this beer.

And my wife and I had various pale ales, bitters, and English IPA's. All the beers were wonderful. All of them tasted great from the cask.

We were not able to stay real long, but I can picture myself sitting there for hours enjoying session beer after beer.

For what they currently have on tap ... check out their "Our Beers" page on their website.

Their website give a fantastic description of what they are all about. I encourage you to read the Brewery and Our Story sections of their website. If you are a beer geek like me, you'll find it extremely interesting. 

And absolutely stop by and have a pint or a few.

Next up .... I is for .... 

Well, you'll have to wait and see. Sheppy's Blog: A to Z ... 

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