Say what you will about their policies, their candidates and their internal squabbles, if there’s one thing the Democrats do know about, apparently, it’s beer. Why else would they choose to hold their national convention in one of the best beer towns in the country?
At least a couple of area breweries recognize this. Seizing the opportunity that political fate has afforded them, the Great Divide Brewing Company of Denver and Oskar Blues of nearby Fort Collins are making the most of the convention, with Great Divide trotting out a special beer and Oskar going after the PR angle.
Liberally Hopped American Pale Ale from Great Divide is described as having “moderate hop bitterness and (a) refreshingly piney hop flavor” along with “a smooth and subtle malt character.” (Descriptives courtesy of the brewery; I have yet to taste the ale.) The 6.1% alcohol beer is meant to appeal to a “broad coalition of palates,” according the the press release.
Apparently, their plan is working: Brewery mouthpiece Marty Jones reports of a steady stream of Convention associated events that will feature Dale’s Pale Ale and other assorted Oskar Blues brews, including tomorrow’s Denver Dem's City Park Fest.