It’s a BIG week over here at CSA.
As a small, family-owned and operated, independent distributor, we take pride in the work we do as it is truly a labor of love. Our small company has been adapting best we can to these crazy times and it’s weeks like this that keep the fires burning and keep us plugged into what’s happening with our friends around the country…
Most all of our supplier partnerships started behind tables at festivals, conversations on beer blogs or at industry conferences and events. We enjoy working with the family of artisanal producers we’ve built over the years and always look forward to not only sharing a beer with them, but getting their wares to Colorado.
Yes, Colorado makes some amazing beers, but we find it important to keep connections with our colleagues around the country and world so we can stay up to date with all the happenings in our rich world of libations. We see these releases as a way to stay connected and informed. It provides a window outside of Colorado to see what big waves are being made in Maine, Vermont, Iowa, Illinois, California, Oregon, Washington and so many other states that are world-class beer producers. It also helps out the friends we’ve made in the industry by providing them with a little bit of a lifeline during these tough times.
As always, we appreciate the support of our community both here in Colorado and in the rest of the United States. Without that community at home and abroad, we wouldn’t be here today, doing what we love so much!
Leave it to the dynamic team at Two Roads to keep new, exciting things coming down the line! Always on trend with their releases and on point with their execution, the crew at Two Roads has a few new things to tickle our fancies. The first two releases are full time SKUs and will be available moving forward: Wee Demon Low-Cal IPA and a continuation of their H2Roads lineup finally makes it into an H2Roads Variety 12-pack with a new flavor to boot!
Wee Demon Low-Cal IPA is a beer that’s light on calories and bursting with flavor. Designed to be a full-bodied IPA experience with only a fraction of the caloric content, Wee Demon could not have come sooner! Sitting at home for two weeks now, people are starting to look for healthier options without sacrificing flavor or body… this is it!
It’s also great that Two Roads released H2Roads Variety 12-packs as well! With the addition of a new flavor, this twelve pack packs real fruit into a low-calorie seltzer that includes three each of four flavors: Cranberry Lime, Grapefruit, Raspberry and now Black Cherry!
Don’t drink seltzer made from lab-extracted “natural flavors.” Eat whole foods and drink whole fruits with H2Roads.
The third and final release for this week is Hay-Z-Boy, the first IPA in their limited release rotation for 2020. Hay-Z-Boy fits perfectly into that post-modern IPA category as it is a little sweet, a little hazy and falls right in the middle of that tropical/citrus/earthy flavor profile. It’s what the people want, so they should have it! Let them drink haze!
|H2Roads Variety Pack 2/12/12oz CN||Seltzer||Cherry, Cran Lime, Grapefruit, Raspberry||4.5%|
|Two Roads Hay Z Boy 6/4/16oz CN||NE IPA||Tropical, Citrusy and Earthy profile||7.0%|
|Two Roads Wee Demon Low-Cal IPA 4/6/12oz CN||Low Cal IPA||95 cal, aromatic IPA w/ citrusy notes||3.8%|
We are so excited for our shipments of Lawson’s Finest Liquids every time we get them! We have fresh Sip of Sunshine and Super Session that will be delivered throughout the state this week.
These will sell out fast, as always!
|Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine 6/4/16oz CN||Imperial IPA||Juicy tropical fruit, floral aromas & hop flavor.||8.0%|
|Lawson’s Super Session 4/6/12oz CN||Session IPA||light/refresh beer -low abv w/ full hop character||4.8%|
Okay, here is a super sexy release. Probably one of the most sought after, well-known special releases we’ve had in quite some time, Smells Like Bean Spirit has a cult-like following among beer nerds.
|Mikerphone Smells Like Bean Spirit: Hazelnut 6/4/16oz CN||Imperial Stout||Breakfast stout w/ maple syrup, coffee and hazelnut||10.0%|
It’s been quite some time since our friends at Untitled Art sent us some beer, but we are stoked about this drop. Two Milkshake IPA’s and a Peach Sour are just what we need in times like these! These are perfect for porches and sunshine.
|Untitled Art DH Peach Sour 6/4/16oz CN||Sour Ale||DDH kettle sour ale||6.0%|
|Untitled Art Strawberry Milkshake IPA 6/4/16oz CN||Milkshake IPA||Super haze w/ obscene amts of vanilla & lactose||7.0%|
|Untitled Art Tangerine Milkshake IPA 6/4/16oz C||Milkshake IPA||Milkshake IPA w/ tangerine puree||8.0%|
Say what? Lush IPA now in 4 pack 16oz cans? Sure is! Lush IPA was one of the first beers to ever feature Lupulin Hop Powder and it has gained quite the reputation since its inception way back in 2017. We can go on and on about what we love about this beer from the consistency of the liquid to the beauty of the printed slick can. Fortunately enough, nothing has changed with its move to 16oz cans and for that we thank them. This format is extremely limited and there are only 60 cases for the entire state.
|Fremont Lush 6/4/16oz CN||IPA||West meets East in this crisp juicy ipa||7.0%|
If you have never had a Une Annee Fruited Sour, you are really missing out! The fruit is what shines in the Le Seul series. These beers are perfect for the consumer that loves a little bit of beer in their fruit.
|Une Annee Maya 6/4/16oz CN||Belgian IPA||Dry hopped IPA with a Belgian Yeast||7.6%|
|Une Annee Le Seul IX (Strawberry) 12/2/16oz CN||Sour||Wild ale with strawberries, glowing red hue||6.5%|
|Une Annee Le Seul XIV (Blueberry) 12/2/16oz CN||Sour||American Wild Ale w/ Blueberries||6.5%|