Monday, November 28, 2016

O is for Our Mutual Friend Brewing Company

It has been a couple weeks since I posted N is for New Terrain Brewing Company.

It is time for another post in my A to Z Denver Breweries series.

In case you don't know ...

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

I did C is for Comrade Brewing CompanyH is for Hogshead BreweryK is for Kokopelli Beer Company.

There are currently a total of  15, all of which you can review by looking at Sheppy's Blog: A to Z.

The most recent one was N ... N is for New Terrain Brewing Company.

If you know your alphabet (or read the title) you probably can figure out that the letter O is up next.

From their website:
Our Mutual Friend is an award-winning brewery & taproom located in the River North neighborhood of Denver. For us, brewing beer began as an excuse to gather with our friends and ruminate on life, philosophy, music, food, and of course, beer. Once we got started, we grew more curious about the brewing process, honing our craft & experimenting with different methods & techniques. Along the way a fundamental question to our process was, how can we do more of this ourselves? Our desire to participate in every step of the grain to glass process led us to open Our Mutual Friend.
The SheppyBrew Beer Model and I had dinner in LoDo on Wednesday night before Thanksgiving. Since I needed a brewery for O and Google maps said we were close, we walked down to the River North area of Denver to OMF.

Interestingly, I believe this is my first after-dark review in this A to Z series.

It is a cozy little spot. There are tons of breweries in this area, some of which I've already shared with you (Sheppy's Blog: A to Z) and some of which I will be sharing with you soon ...

The place was pretty quiet the night before Thanksgiving. They had 6 beers on tap. The Beer Model and I got a flight of 6 and then each got a pint before we left.

  • Proletariat Session Ale ... Just a nice session ale. It is crisp, clean, and refreshing. It isn't overly hoppy like lots of session IPA's. This was the beer we each had a pint of at the end of the flight.
  • Wicket Belgian Wit ... Witbiers are not a style I drink a bunch of, but I rather enjoyed this one. It has just the right balance of Belgium yeast character with citrus notes. Very nice.
  • Sur Framboise ... Belgian Sour Wit on Raspberries. I enjoyed it quick a bit. The Beer Model didn't like it, but she isn't a fan of sour beers at all.
  • Colorado Pale Ale ... Pretty solid pale ale. I did note that it was my least favorite of the flight, but it wasn't bad at all. I just liked the other beers better.
  • Feyd ... Big 9.5% double IPA. I really liked the hop character in this one. It was actually my favorite of the flight. I didn't feel like I could drink a whole pint of it then, though.
  • Blame It On the Kane ... This beer nails what I think the English Mild style of beer should be. Flavorful, but you can drink pint after pint. Well done. I wish I knew the story behind this name.

As I mentioned, we finished off with a couple of pints of Proletariat Session Ale.

It was a good time. I suggest stopping by when you get a chance.

If you want to visit, OMF is located at 2810 Larimer Street, which is in the River North Neighborhood of Denver.

There are a bunch of breweries down in that area, so you might as well visit more than one while you're down there.

The taproom hours are:

  • Monday - Closed
  • Tuesday thru Thursday - 4pm to 10pm
  • Friday & Saturday - 2pm to Midnight
  • Sunday - 2pm to 10pm

So there you are ... O is for Our Mutual Friend Brewing Company.

Next up in the alphabet is "P". To be honest, not only have I already picked out the "P" brewery, but I visited it before OMF. I'll write up the article and probably post it some time next week.

I also have a "Q" in mind, and I've visited "R".

So, keep your eye on Sheppy's Blog: A to Z ... it should be busy in the next few weeks.

Thanks for reading. Leave comments.

Go Blackhawks.


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