Monday, October 03, 2016

L is for Little Machine Beer

Well ... I guess I'm doing a little better this time on my A to Z Denver Breweries series.

Early last month I posted K is for Kokopelli Beer Company, and now I'm "already" doing L.

I still need to improve my timeliness or I'll never get through the alphabet.

As a reminder ... in regards to my A to Z Denver Breweries series .....

Back in early 2015, I composed a list Denver Breweries that I had not visited (see Denver Breweries II). As I was composing the list, I realized that most of the letters in the alphabet were covered by the first letters in these brewery names.

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

and now I am up to L.

Little Machine Beer is in a great location practically right next to the Denver Broncos Mile High Stadium. When I went, the Broncos were playing in Cincinnati, so the place wasn't too crowded. I bet the brewery is packed on Bronco Home Games.

The address is 2924 West 20th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211

They have an awesome tasting room with a circular bar. There are lots pictures and sculptures of robots in and around the building.

It is a cool little place. Go experience it yourself.

And the beer was awesome too.

I had two flights of 4 beers, and did not have all the beers on the menu. I also took home a growler to enjoy that evening.

The beers I had:
Flight 1:

  • Chicken Suit Helles Lager -- You know I like a good Helles, and this one certainly was. Clean pilsner malt flavor with a hint of noble hop character. Just what a German Helles should be.
  • Sky-Wired Wet Hop Strong Pale -- A wet-hopped pale ale made with Colorado Cascade hops. This is the beer I took home in a growler.
  • Marzen Attacks Festbier -- Rich Munich malt without going overboard on that bready flavor. Nice clean lager finish. Beautiful Oktoberfest type beer.
  • Racerback English-Style Pale Ale -- An English Pale Ale. Floral hops aroma and flavor. A bit of honey malt base.
Flight 2:
  • YAFI IPA -- A big beautiful West-Coast American IPA. GREAT American hop aroma. Colorado hops were used in this beer. 
  • Rosie Red IPA -- "A Classic Colorado IPA". I didn't like it as much as YAFI, but still very good. According to the menu description, both Colorado malts and Colorado hops are used in this beer.
  • Diffuser American Brown Ale -- This was a good brown ale reminiscent of Moose Drool. Not as hoppy as I make my American Browns, but probably a bit more "in style". Tasty beer.
  • Double Coffee Brown Ale --  Lots of expresso coffee flavor without taking away from the base beer. I thought it was a bit sweet for my tastes, but very very tasty none-the-less.

And the brewery has many more beers to offer. Check out their "Our Beer" page for more choices.

Every beer I had was worth drinking and most of them were excellent.

As I mentioned, I took home a growler of Sky-Wired Wet Hop Strong Pale. It was as good in my backyard as it was in the tasting room.

And that takes care of .L is for Little Machine Beer

This is another brewery that I suggest you check out when you get a chance.

As you can probably guess, my next brewery in the series will start with the Letter M.

I do have a couple in mind, but if you know of any you think I should try, leave a comment below.

As always, you can follow the whole series by bookmarking "Sheppy's Blog: A to Z".

Bears Suck! Can't wait for the Blackhawk season to begin.

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