Tuesday, September 24, 2019

H is for Halfpenny Brewing Company

I modified the rules a little bit for my "H" brewery.

I made the rules, so I can modify them. If you don't like it, go visit your own set of breweries A to Z.

As I mentioned in "G is for Goldspot Brewing Company", I only knew of one "H" brewery in the Denver area that I have not visited.

But ... I didn't want to go to that one.

The "H" brewery I'm thinking of is a Gluten Free brewery, and I don't really like any of the Gluten Free beers I've had.

I just like my Glutens too much.

At some point, I should give this place a chance ... maybe my third time through the alphabet.

But, rather than pick a brewery I wasn't excited about this time around, I picked another brewery. It is a brewery that I've been to one time. That one time, I had one beer. I never mentioned it on this blog.

Until now ...

Halfpenny Brewing Company is south of Denver in Centennial, Colorado. Pretty much straight 20 minutes east of the SheppyBrew Home Brewery.

5150 E. Arapahoe Rd.
Unit D1-B
Centennial, CO 80122

From their website:

"We are a family-friendly, neighborhood craft brewery in Centennial, CO. We specialize in hand-crafted beer, especially German and English styles."

I'm a fan of German and English styles of beers. Halfpenny does a good job of making them.

A couple weekends ago, after my morning bike ride, the SheppyBrew Beer Model and I headed east. We stopped on the way for lunch to go. We brought our lunch to the brewery.

As is our usual practice, we purchased a couple of flights.

The beers we had included:

  • Melanie's Helles .... A very approachable, traditional Münchener Helles with Hallertau Mittelfrüh and Tettnang hops to provide just enough bitterness to show off the malts.
  • Oktoberfest ... Wonderful fest beer.
  • Scottish Export .... A beautiful malty Scottish Ale.
  • The Shirt of Maibock .... Our Maibock (May Bock) is a lighter-colored strong beer typically brewed for the springtime as a transition from heavier, darker winter beers. Ours is completely traditional, dominated by big malty and grainy flavors along with some sweetness and a little more hops than a typical lighter German beer…and it has been lagering for 5 months to make it very clear and clean.
  • Clementine American Wheat ... A clean, crisp, and refreshing American Wheat beer sporting citrus notes from Ahtanum, Mosaic and Simcoe hops, and finished with clementine juice in the secondary.
  • Centennial Colorado Common .... Biscuit and toast flavors from the malt combine with Northwest Chinook and Cascade hops to create a well-balanced beer. Dry hopped with Centennial hops for aroma and a little extra flavor.
  • Winston Church Ale ... Delicious golden ale.
  • Chocolate Orange Stout .... Full-bodied mouthfeel and a moderate residual sweetness are the counterpoints to dark, roasty malts with chocolate and orange.
  • Delta One Bravo IPA .... Ahtanum, Mosaic, Simcoe and Chinook hops bring stone fruit, citrus and pine flavors and aromas to a solid malt backbone.
  • Ryetribution .... Rye IPA
  • Smoldering Ember .... A slightly dry Smoked American Porter with Beechwood smoked malt to give it that drier “campfire” smoke flavor, while the oak-smoked Chipotle peppers contribute a darker, more earthy smoked flavor and provide a medium heat at the back of the tongue and throat. The roasty flavors come back at the back end, bringing it all back together.
  • Werewolves London Brown .... A roasty brown ale with a caramelly sweetness, it has a lower alcohol content and a lower carbonation level so that you can have it all day long, just like you would in a London pub!
  • Pingin Irish Red .... Fruity esters from the Irish Ale yeast combine with lots of caramel and biscuit flavors from the malt and a little residual sweetness for an eminently drinkable Red.

I enjoyed all the beers.

After lunch we got home so I could make my Chicken and Hatch Chile Stew for dinner.

So, this is a great little neighborhood brewery. Check it out if you're ever in the Centennial, Colorado area.

Next up ... "I". I have a brewery in mind for "I".

You'll have to wait and see what I come up with... keep an eye on Sheppy's Blog: A to Z to find out what I pick.

Go Bears!

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