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5.18.2020

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!

@prairieales

Prairie Artisan Ales

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!

Blackberry Farm Brewery

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!

@kurescraftbeverageco

Kure’s Craft Beverage Company

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.

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Weekly Release 5.12.2020

It is a MASSIVE week over here at CSA! Tasty beer from around the country is making it’s way to us. We take pride in doing our part to bring you new, fresh beers. In the state of the world right now it is important to keep some variety in the every day routine.

We are releasing summer crushers and patio pounders for our Colorado people! 

Let’s get into it.. 

@fremontbrewing

Fremont Brewing

Your new hoppy summer crusher hath arrived. Summer Pale Ale is a house favorite here at CSA. We love it’s delicious simplicity. 

Single Malt (2-Row Pale). Single Hop (Amarillo). But wait. Scratch that. This year Fremont decided to mix it up and add more complexity to the hop bill. Citra Cyro hops are added to the whirlpool to accompany the Amarillo hops. The Cyro lends flavors of tropical fruit and citrus while Amarillo adds a hop candy flavor with some slight dankness. Aside from the addition of Cyro hops, Fremont gave Summer Pale a fresh new look this year. Check it!

Fremont Summer Pale Ale 4/6/12oz CNAmerican Pale Ale1 Malt & 2 Hops- Amarillo hops and Citra Cyro5.0%
@tworoadsbrewing

Two Roads Brewing

It’s been some time since we saw their last specialty Gose and we couldn’t be more excited for this release! Pineapple and Mango play a big role in this quaintly quaffable summery sour and take front stage- as with all the tanker truck series from Two Roads. Over fruited and boldly flavored, we only got a few cases of these for the state so get them while you can!

Two Roads Pineapple Mango Gose 6/4/16oz CNFruited GoseTropical twist on goses4.8%
@tgbrews

Toppling Goliath Brewery

“Brewed each spring to celebrate our brewery’s annual day off to go morel mushroom hunting, this excitingly hazy double IPA is a tribute to our love of great hops and morels. Created with a combination of Pacific Northwest and Southern Hemisphere hops, Scorpius Morchella is meant to be shared with friends on a warm spring afternoon.”

Toppling Goliath Scorpius Morchella 6/4/16oz CNDIPADouble IPA w/ Southern Hemisphere/PNW hops7.8%
@eclipticbrewing

Ecliptic Brewing

Ecliptic is super excited about the release of their first Cosmic Collaboration in 16-ounce cans – and their first canned lager. We wanted to share this enthusiasm with you in this new virtual world we’re living in with the best release party we could- via Zoom! On May 14th, join John Harris (Ecliptic) and Shawn Kalis (Ruse) LIVE for an evening of exclusive insight and delicious fun, celebrating Ecliptic + Ruse Italian-Style Pilsner. Come join two of Portland’s best brewers and learn more about this trending style, The Italian-Style Pilsner. Lager is love!

Ecliptic/Ruse Italian Pilsner 6/4/16oz CNPilsnerCrushable yet aromatic from the German dry hop4.5%

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Weekly Update 5.5.2020

How often is it that Cinco de Mayo falls on a Taco Tuesday? It is rare, but probably less rare than Cinco de Mayo falling on Taco Tuesday in the middle of a global pandemic. 

Though no one can say for sure, it is looking like there is a light at the end of the quarantine tunnel. While we all need to stay safe the possibility of patio season is looking bright. Spring has sprung and with it comes fresh beer, ciders, seltzers, kombucha, and cocktails. 

We are pushing through operations this week, preparing for some new goodies coming down the pipeline for next week. We have recently received restocks of some core SKU’s. 

Waveline Seltzer

The world’s first electrolyte-enhanced hard seltzer is finally here. These refreshing new kids on the block are vegan, gluten-free, and come in unique flavors perfect for your patio. 

Blood Orange, Pineapple Coconut, and Huckleberry Lime offer a crisp, light flavor and give your body the replenishing electrolytes to have a great day today and tomorrow. 

These are available in variety 12 packs.

Waveline Seltzer Variety Pack 2/12/12oz CN
Cider Mix PackBlood Orange, Huckleberry Lime & Pineapple Coconut4.5%
@happyleafkombucha

Happy Leaf Kombucha

Bright. Bubbly. Effervescent. Happy Leaf Kombucha comes in bright flavors and is brewed with live and active cultures. They infuse their raw, vegan kombucha with organic and local ingredients to produce delicious high-quality booch. 

All of these flavors are also available in kegs for home or office. 

Happy Leaf Cranberry Lavender 4/6/12oz CNCranberry Juice & Lavender
Happy Leaf Grapefruit Citra 4/6/12oz CN
Grapefruit Juice & Citra Hops
Happy Leaf Hibiscus Lemon Ginger 4/6/12oz CNFloral hibiscus with Lemon & Ginger
Happy Leaf Orange Basil 4/6/12oz CNRefreshing orange and basil flavored kombucha

This week we are focused on the health of our team, keeping high cleanliness and no-contact standards in every area of our business practices.

We are focusing on the products in-house and making space for our shipments of fresh beer, ciders, seltzers, and kombucha.

Stay tuned for next week’s release!