Will this heat wave ever end?! Probably, but our supply of nice cold craft beverages won’t! We have some new new brews and restocks from awesome suppliers. With only four weeks of summer left, we are starting to prepare for the fall-inspired flavors of beer, ciders and kombuchas.
Against the Grain out of Louisville makes its much anticipated return to Colorado! AtG has been making innovative, exciting beers since 2011. We first brought Against the Grain into Colorado way back in 2015. In this time, they have gained a large cult following because of their delicious beer and fun artsy labels. While their labels range from hilarious to potentially “controversial”, one thing stays the same: delicious, well executed, honest beer. Of course we are bringing in some old favorites like Citra Ass Down DIPA and Brown Note. Since they were founded on not making the same beer twice, we HAD to bring in something new. Their flagships will be accompanied by the brand spankin’ new beers Pool Boi Light and Live, Laugh, Love Passionfruit Sour! With all of their beer, two things are for certain: exemplary liquid and eccentric dope labels.
Our friends from Oklahoma brought us a brand new summer banger Pineapple Upside Down Cake.
This sour ale is brewed with pineapples, pecans, cherries and yellow cake! These guys CRUSH their sour beers and we are stoked to have this special release in house and going out this week. We also received more of Rainbow Sherbet, SLUSH Sour and Vape Tricks.
Introducing Guava Lime Sparkler! Their sixth out-of-state collaboration is with Sun King Brewing from Indianapolis for Breakside’s 10-year Anniversary year.
What is a Sparkler exactly? It’s a fruited sour ale blended with a house-made club soda. Looking for the perfect, light summer sipper? This is it! With big additions of guava and lime zest, this sparkler has bright tropical and citric notes.
Monday’s aren’t so bad when you have awesome beers like these to look forward to! Thank you to our lovely suppliers for sending us the GOODS!
The last few months have been difficult for everyone in our amazing Colorado community, but we’re still here distributing your favorite craft beers, cocktails, sodas and seltzers. Every level of our company here at CSA is working to keep our social distance, wear masks, provide our delivery drivers with everything the need to sanitize and disinfect between deliveries.We’re doing our part with cleaning and wearing masks, so please do yours by wearing yours! Keep supporting our local Colorado breweries and restaurants.
With that said, we are still operating as normal with more packaged beers, less kegs and new SKU’s from some of our favorite suppliers.
An interesting look at the world of hop extracts, Tow Roads has brought us their new hazy, juicy IPA Everything But the Kitchen Sink. Because it is just that! Calling all hop heads – Phil Markowski just blew our minds. When they were making this brew using hops and advanced hop products, Phil threw in Everything But The Kitchen Sink including Cascade Hop Extract, Comet Hop Hash, Citra Lupulin Powder, Hallertau Blanc Hop Distillate, T-90 pellets from Cascade, Centennial, Amarillo, Mosaic, Simcoe, Galaxy hops!
From the genius brewing mind of Phil Markowski, the souring wizard, Area Two is a sour, barrel-aging and experimental brewery from Two Roads Brewing Company in Connecticut. We got both of the Synopsis varieties and the Twoquila both in 16oz. cans.
Twoquila is the Persian Lime Gose from Two Roads that has been brewed with agave and aged in authentic tequila barrels from Jalisco, Mexico. It is perfect for any fiesta.
The Synopsis series is for all of the wild ale lovers in your life. Sour, juicy and delicious these are offered in 2 packs to split with the sour head in your life.
From Eugene, Oregon we have another awesome drop from Oakshire! We are SO EXCITED that “No Ghosts” is included with this drop. The neon green brew that tastes of sour tangerine and orange arrives to our doors in Colorado. This sour ale is the thing of your neon green dreams.
From Penrose, CO we have some refreshed C Squared cans available. They never add sugar or sulphates and produce delightful and original blends of cider that are crisp and refreshing in a variety of flavors. Brewed right here in Colorado, they have been our proud partners for a long time.
Welcome to July! We hope that you had a safe, amazing Independence Day Weekend. It’s hard to believe that 2020 is half way over, and we have faced all of the challenges that this year has brought head on. We at CSA have been keeping on the grind to keep the craft beverage industry alive despite new challenges and adapting to the new normal.
Summer is in full swing and we’re ready for the summer crushers and patio pounders. Temperatures are getting up to 90◦s on a regular basis and we are bringing in crisp beverages to keep you cool and refreshed.
We are teaming up with Gruvi to offer their amazing non-alcoholic beverages to new areas and expand their current reach across the great state of Colorado. Gruvi‘s mission is to provide delicious, non-alcoholic beers for those who choose alcohol-free drinks that still taste AMAZING! They focus on health and inclusivity in the beverage world. Currently we will be distributing their Juicy IPA, Craft IPA, Prosecco, and Craft Stout and are expecting the Weisse shortly!
We just got a new, HUGE drop from our friends over at Jack’s Abby. Now you can purchase House Lager in 15 packs! What!? We also have some of their Post Shift Pilsner and Keller Maibock, and to round it out a variety pack including a mix of Post Shift, House Lager, Hoponious Union, and Blood Orange Radler.
Happy Father’s Day to all of the Dad’s out there! We hope the weekend was full of sunshine celebration and good ol’ craft beer!
It is the first week of Summer and we are pumped for all the new limited summer releases coming down the pipeline.
Last week we were BUSY with our first drop of The Alchemist hitting the stores in Colorado for the first time! Focal Banger and Heady Topper made a SPLASH in our state and we still have some going out on route this week for the accounts we service on an every other week basis.
CSA Distributing has some new goodies that will be hitting the street this week from Crooked Stave, La Cumbre Brewing and Untitled Art.
We received a VERY LIMITED drop of Papa Bear’s Peachy Blues. Made in secret from and in honor of our founder and OG bossy bear, Chad. This is a spontaneous golden ale blend with fresh peaches and blueberries. Celebrate Dad with family and Peachy Blues.
The next in the Project Dank series is here! Project Dank: Summer Edition is the newest release from the hop laboratory down in New Mexico. Each recipe is created with a different blend of hops and techniques but always delivers on a delicious flavor profile.
New from Untitled Art: CBD Sparkling Water! No sugar. No Gluten. Only 2 calories. The organic, flavored sparkling water offers clean, crisp, clear ingredients. Hop Culture has reviewed this seltzer as a “Must Have”. Read their article here.
Stay tuned for next week’s CSA Weekly Release Blog. Stay healthy and drink well friends.
The next variant in our Cybies series is here! We took those jammy Washington Raspberries from Silly Cybies and combined them with them sour Colorado Montmorency Cherries from Salvador Cybies. The result is Señor Cybies a jammy, sweet and sour Belgian dark ale aged in a French Oak Foeder for 9 months. This beer has been patiently conditioning in bottles for over 6 months and is now ready for your enjoyment!
Well, it’s finally here! Two Roads Road Jam, their summer seasonal is here and in perfect time for the Memorial Day weekend and all this warmer weather!
A wheat beer brewed with profuse amounts of raspberry, Road Jam is consistently one of Two Roads best selling beers! Fruity up front with a silky mouthfeel and an easy session, this beer is built for sippers and chuggers alike. It doesn’t matter where you are, this beer pairs well with everything- hiking, mowing, biking, porching, partying, movie-ing, dining and most of all good times! Get some while it’s in season!
Two Roads Road Jam 4/6/12oz CN
Irresponsible amounts of Raspberry; summer wheat ale
Oh you know, just a Gold Medal Winner in the “Hazy or Juicy Strong Pale” category at GABF in 2019! This is one of, if not thee hardest GABF categories to win a medal, yet alone a Gold Medal. We are excited to announce What Rough Beast’s transition into 6 pack 12oz bottles! This GABF Gold Medal Winner will now be available as a year-round offering. What Rough Beast takes predominately Mosaic and Columbus hops to create a contemporary IPA. An unfiltered IPA with tropical juicy qualities and a soft restrained bitterness. Overall this is a “slight” nod to those New England IPAs but it is NOT your typical haze bomb. We love this approach to a juicy, balanced, crushable, modern “hazy” IPA and we know you will too.
Beer is the most important discovery mankind has ever made. I am being very serious.
Beer is the oldest type of fermented beverage/alcohol and has spanned centuries of ingredients, cultures and technology. Beer was the flashpoint for many of mankind’s greatest achievements. In prehistory, many scholars believe the discovery of beer is what spurred ancient hunter-gatherers to settle down and start farming. The oldest known farming sites in ancient Mesopotamia have been proven to have granaries and malt houses for making the stuff. The earliest known form of the written word was a beer recipe- something so important to remember and pass down to generations that we developed a new way of communicating. Even some of the earliest known math equations are ancient Sumerian tablets, keeping track of beer stores and beer rations. I would argue (with not much substantiating evidence) that the wheel was invented so beer could be safely transported in their large, fragile clay amphora in ancient times.
Fast forward to modern times and it’s crazy to think about how humans quest to make better beer has spurred some of our most advanced technological marvels. Refrigeration was developed by Germans so they could produce lager year round. The first major adopters of the technology in the US was Anheuser Busch and the meat packing industry whose investments in this early tech paved the way for the modern refrigerator. Even Louis Pasteur discovered pasteurization because he was wondering what caused beer to sour. This little discovery, born of our never ending quest to make better beer, ended up revolutionizing medicine, ushering in the modern era of microbiology and antibiotics and vaccines. Today, the beer industry remains a major investor in technologies. Just four years ago in our own state of Colorado, the very first autonomous delivery in the world was a load of beer shipped from Budweisers facility in FoCo to Colorado Springs. Ball Corp, the company that makes aluminum beer cans is so good at designing lightweight, highly pressure tolerant containers that they now build the components used to manufacture satellites, send rockets to the moon and put drones on Mars and beyond. Those innovations in material science all started with Coors investing in trying to make a better beer container.
Everything said here can be backed up and proven, minus the claim about the wheel. So yes, I truly believe beer is the most significant discovery mankind has ever made as it has been the prelude to some of the most important advances in society, economics, mathematics, medicine, transportation and supply chain management on which our modern world runs. Because we work at CSA, we get to sell the best versions of the most important discovery in history. We sell truth, art and culture in the form of technologically advanced, quaffable wallops. We are the keepers of society and this is why the beer we sell is considered essential. So next time you make a toast, how ’bout raising that glass to the glass itself?… Thanks, Beer!
They’re back! Happy day when we see a new shipment of goodies from our friends over in Oklahoma City! On this shipment, we are lucky to be receiving ‘Merica, their Single Malt, Single Hopped American Saison! This Smash beer is made with floor-malted, hand-raked pilsner malt and the one and only Nelson Sauvin. The last time we got this beer was 5 years ago, and it’s now in cans so get it while you can! We also have restocks of many of Prairies other awesome items like Blueberry Boyfriend, Phantasmagoria, Vape Tricks and Standard!
Some of the most tried-and-true producers in the United States of beautiful, classic expressions, Blackberry Farm is finally back in stock! Yes, everyone loves their classic saison (it has won multiple international gold medals for the style) but as they continue to adapt and expand, BBFarm is not scared of expanding on their respected pedigree. Goat Hill is a wonderful expression of an American made Kolsch. Crisp, bright and expressive, this is sure to be a summer favorite. This week also marks the first shipment of their new core- Mountain Lager. Mountain Lager is a tried and true Vienna Lager built on the cornerstone of Weyermann Malts and a noble hopping of Styrian Aurora and Czech Saaz. Only a few cases this time around!
Ready-to-drink cocktails are becoming a top category in 2020 and for good reason. Historically RTD cocktails were made with synthetic tasting low quality ingredients. Not anymore. Kure’s aims to change your perspective on what a single serve canned cocktail is by using only the finest ingredients. Orange Cream Vodka Pop is made with REAL whole vanilla beans, fresh orange juice, carbonated water and Colorado-made vodka. Easy drinking and smooth this 7% delight is packed with flavor. Expect an explosion of refreshing orange, balanced by a creamy dash of vanilla and the perfect vodka boost. This cocktail is reminiscent of an orange creamsicle and tastes like a high-end freshly made libation. Perfect for you Memorial Day plans and a great option for Breakfast and Brunch. Just like their Ginger Beer, it’ll help cure that hangover! Serve cold and pour over ice for maximum effect.
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! Thank you!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Here at CSA we are dedicated to bringing Colorado delicious, artisanal brews. We focus on quality at every step of our operation and distribution.
We will be implementing a “Weekly Release” through this blog feature on our website to present you with our new releases. Due to our present circumstances (COVID-19), we decided to open up our releases direct to the consumer.
PLEASE NOTE: Not all products are available in all territories at the onset of each week. This list is to act as a guide as to what we expect to be available pending freight delays, retailer purchases, routing schedules, etc… lots of moving pieces here, but we wanted to get you the best information we can. Pricing is not given as it is up to your independent retailer to set.
We hope you enjoy reading through some of these intros and descriptions! As we are a specialty distributor, you may need to request your local, independent retailer to bring on specific products.
You’d better believe it! Schillng has released two new products that really hit the mark- two low-cal, easy-drinking, apple-based booze packs that are flavorful, bold and refreshing!
Local Legend works off the same base as Excelsior, using a blend of heirloom bittersharp apples from France and England, then ferments it down to semi-dry to make for an easy-drinking, low-calorie cider option that still weighs in at a decent ABV.
On top of Local Legend, the innovative folks over at Schilling decided to try their hand in the seltzer category with their new release: Waveline. Instead of using beet sugar or maltose, they used apple juice! When have you ever had an apple-based seltzer?? What’s more, Waveline has added electrolytes to help keep your body performing throughout the day! With only 80 calories in each can, a fruit-based alcohol and added electrolytes, this seltzer from Schilling is sure to be a winner this summer…
Is every day Friday? Lately it seems that way, but we must assure you, it is not… For all of those days that need to be made into a Friday, Downeast has you covered with their Aloha Friday!
A fresh pineapple infused cider that drinks more like a mimosa than a cider, this unfiltered, unhinged fruit-forward tropical cider is just what the doctor ordered! We also have more Grapefruit in house! These two fruit-forward ciders are perfect for the springtime- whether you’re crunching through spring snow or waltzing through a spring bloom, these ciders are delicious and a perfect pairing for this time of year!
Downeast Cider Aloha Friday 2/9/12oz CN
Pineapple packed cider… very mimosa-esque
Downeast Cider Aloha Friday 6/4/12oz CN
Pineapple packed cider… very mimosa-esque
Downeast Cider Grapefruit Blend 6/4/12oz CN
Fresh, juciy grapefruit
Downeast Cider Double Blend 6/4/12oz CN
Higher ABV, same unfiltered taste
Downeast Cider Mixed Pack 2/9/12oz CN
Dbl Blend, Original Blend & White Blend
Twelve Percent Imports
Here’s a mixed bag of goods… and not in the hit-or-miss way, either. Twelve Percent Imports curates well-known, envelope-pushing breweries in their portfolio with a twist of flare in each of their partners.
Stillwater Artisinal, Evil Twin and Omnipollo are the mainstays of the 12% book, but newcomers like Nightmare, Fat Orange Cat, Public Access, Abomination and Decadent have kept this book of brands relevant as consumers preferences shift to haze-juice-bros and sticky-stout-sweet-toothers alike. There’s so much to explore in these cans, so I guess we’ll just have to dive right in…
Abomination Brewing Urayuli 6/4/16oz CN
Hopped with Galaxy, Citra, and Mosaic
Abomination Bro Beer 6/4/16oz CN
Galaxy-Hopped Session IPA
Abomination Creatures Revenge DIPA 6/4/16oz CN
Flaked Oat + unmalt wheat= ffluff
Decadent Ales Chocolate Milk Stout 6/4/16oz CN
Brewed w/ milk sugar and cocoa nibs
Decadent Ales NY Maple Coffee Porter 6/4/16oz CN
Cold Brewed coffee and maple syrup
Decadent Ales NY Smores IPA 6/4/16oz CN
All Mosaic DDH w/ mallow and graham cracker
Evil Twin Even More Coco Jesus 6/4/16 oz CN
brewed with Coconut & Maple Syrup
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break 6/4/16oz CN
Canned Biscotti. Sweet Tooth all the way Home
Evil Twin Maple BA Immune to Good Advice 12/22oz NR
Imperial Oat Stout
Blis Maple syrup; BA in maple bbls
Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail 6/4/12oz CN
Imperial Imperialized IPA
Evil Twin Molotov LITE 6/4/16oz CN
Fat Orange Cat Remove The Beer From Ocean 6/4/16oz CN
Eureka & Mosaic. Diggity dank berries.
Nightmare Brewing Crucifixion 6/4/16oz CN
Brewed with Sacramental Bread, hopped w/Vic Secret
Lemon Curd Sour Ale brewed with Lemon & Lactose Su
Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar 6/4/16oz CN
Highest ranked IPA in Europe
Public Access Outer Reality 6/4/16oz CN
DDH IPA w/Columbus,Mosiac,El Dorado,Simcoe&Comet
Public Access Reason in Disguise 6/4/61oz CN
DH w/ citra, galaxy, comet
Stillwater Extra Dry 6/4/16oz CN
Fermented w/Sake Yeast
Stillwater Insetto 6/4/12oz CN
Dry hopped & w/ plums
Stillwater Remember Me 6/4/16oz CN
DDH DIPA hopped with Nelson & Citra
Stillwater/Aslin Recess 6/4/16oz CN
Mosaic Dry-Hopped Raspberry Sour Ale
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Sabro Exploratory DIPA is done for the season to make way for our next dope IPA release. We changed it up a bit with a balanced adjunct-IPA. Mandarin Dream takes Mandarin citrus zest, the choicest hop blend and a dash of vanilla.
The beer is then double-dry hopped with Citra and Mandarin Bavaria to accentuate the adjuncts and give it an aromatic boost. A full-bodied yet extremely balanced beer with flavors of tropical fruit, citrus zest, and creamy vanilla.
CS Amplitude IPA 6/4/16oz CN
Hazy, juicy, tropical, crushable
CS CO WildSage 4/6/355ml CN
Floral aroma, soft herbal notes, crisp Brett bite
CS Coconut Coffee Imperial Stout 6/4/16oz CN
Imperial Stout with toasted coconut and coffee
CS Crooked Stave IPA 4/6/355ml CN
Fresh, Juicy, Tropical, Balanced
CS Get the Funk Out 12/750ml NR
Lambic inspired sour ale. GABF Gold Winner
CS L’Brett d’Apricot 12/375ml NR
Sour Golden Ale Aged on Fruit
Golden sour ale aged in oak w/ Colorado apricots
CS Mandarin Dream IPA 4/6/355ml CN
Juicy IPA w/ vanilla and mandarin orange
CS Peachy Sour 4/6/355ml CN
Oak sour w/ peaches, lactose and crystal hops
CS Petite Sour Peach 12/375 ml NR
Petite Fruit Sour
Mixed fermentation, oak aged w/ PalisadeCO peaches
CS Petite Sour Raspberry 12/375ml NR
Petite Fruit Sour
Mixed fermentation, aged in oak w/ WA raspberries
CS Sour Rose 4/6/355ml CN
Petite Fruit Sour
Wild ale aged in oak barrels on fruit skins
CS St Bretta 4/6/355ml CN
Brettanomyces citrus saison
Artisan Ale Brewed With Citrus, Oak Foeders
CS Von Pilsner 4/6/355ml CN
Crisp, Refreshing, Bright, Traditional
Cosmos Coconut Vanilla Hazy IPA started off as a one-off release never to be brewed again but received such high praise that Ecliptic decided to bring it back.
“Lose yourself in the Cosmos while discovering multiple dimensions of this Hazy IPA. Together, aromatic notes of vanilla and coconut work harmoniously to reveal a flavor that reaches well beyond the universe.” This beer is deceivingly smooth and crushable at 8.0% ABV.
Ecliptic Carina Peach Sour 12/500mL NR
Sour Golden Ale
Aged on Peaches.
Ecliptic Cosmos Coconut Vanilla Hazy IPA 12/500ml
Hazy IPA with Coconut and Vanilla
Ecliptic Flamingo Planet Guava Blonde 4/6/12oz CN
Easy drinking and lightly hopped blonde brewed wit