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.
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.
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.
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.
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 CN
Cranberry Juice & Lavender
Happy Leaf Grapefruit Citra 4/6/12oz CN
Grapefruit Juice & Citra Hops
Happy Leaf Hibiscus Lemon Ginger 4/6/12oz CN
Floral hibiscus with Lemon & Ginger
Happy Leaf Orange Basil 4/6/12oz CN
Refreshing 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.
Are you tired of drinking the same old beer in your stay-at-home slumber? Are you always looking for the newest, hottest, freshest beers? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you are in the right place!
Just about every week we are releasing a few brand new, never before seen beers in the Colorado market. We have built our model on the theory of “Rotation Nation”. We love that our breweries are expanding the boundaries of craft beer and always creating something new. Sure, we dearly love and respect our core beers but rotating seasonals/one-offs truly quenches our experimentation needs.
This week we have for your new releases from Breakside Brewing and Boochcraft Hard Kombucha. These products have never stepped foot in the Colorado market until now. We cannot wait to share them with you and we hope you enjoy the never ending onslaught of new beers from CSA Distributing!
@Portland’s IPA is Breakside’s 2x GABF Medal Winner IPA dry hopped 2x!! You may be asking, how can they make one of the best IPA’s in the world even better? Track down some cans and you’ll see for yourself what wonders that double dose of dry hopping does. We are absolutely stoked for both of these releases but they are very very limited. You might have to call around to find these goodies. Happy Hunting!
Breakside Brewing and Pinthouse Brewery came up with a beer for the ages. Using Pinthouse’s fruity yeast strain and Breakside’s juicy selection of hops Citra, Amarillo and Nelson.
Dream Pop! IPA creates notes of juicy overripe peach, white wine and even a distinct Hawaiian punch flavor! This limited one-off beer was brewed to celebrate two of the greatest IPA producers in the country and Breakside’s 10th Anniversary.
Breakside @Portland’s IPA 6/4/16oz CN
Flagship IPA Double Dry Hopped
Breakside/Pinthouse Dream Pop! IPA 12/22oz NR
IPA w/ Nelson from Freestyle Farms and Citra, Amarillo
What’s better than a nice, cold glass of kombucha? A nice cold glass of organic, raw, unfiltered, vegan, kosher kombucha, that’s what! These guys are at it again with a new release for the season, Kiwi Vanilla! Using fresh, cold-pressed heirloom kiwi juice to amp up the flavor, Coachella Valley dates and whole Madagascar vanilla beans to round it out, Boochcraft has created a beautiful summertime beverage that anyone (21+ years) can enjoy! Still high-alcohol and the quality product you’ve come to expect from Boochcraft!
Boochcraft Kiwi Vanilla 12/22oz NR
Dreamy combo of tart + sweet + creamy (kiwis, dates, vanilla)
M-43 and Boss Tweed have garnered quite the reputation in the Colorado market. We seem to get a drop of delicious, hazy, juicy New England Style IPAs and it is gone in an instant. These beers not only receive hype in the Colorado market but every other market that Old Nation distributes to. Across the country, people are calling their local liquor store to see when they expect more M-43 and how much they are able to buy. We are fortunate to be able to supply Colorado with as much M-43 as they can give us. This drop is super fresh and ready to be enjoyed this week. Check with your local liquor store on availability. It will not be around for long!
Old Nation Boss Tweed 6/4/16oz CN
New England Style Double IPA
Hazy NE Style DIPA w/ Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic
Old Nation M-43 6/4/16oz CN
New England Style IPA
Combination of Calypso, Simcoe, Citra and Amarillo
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.
The following products will be available at select retailers beginning this week. Remember to check back on Monday afternoons to see what we have coming down the line each new week!
Next week is sure to be big with some Lawsons, Toppling Goliath and Untitled Art expected to hit the Colorado market!
We are so excited to tell you about a new beer we brewed, Gucci Mango! It really came out even better than we expected and this is an amazing wheat beer with a refreshing mango finish! Made with real, whole mango, not puree or extracts, Gucci Mango is a whole-food, no-compromise beer.
This beer is a perfect crusher for hangin out in a park, or on the back porch. We didn’t make a lot and we expect this particular release to go quick! A lot of people are going to be after this release, so get what you can. What we have is what we have, so get it while we have it in stock!
CS Gucci Mango Wheat 6/4/16oz CN
Easy drinking wheat w/ Mangoes
Hazy, juicy, tropical, crushable
Lush, Fremont’s best-selling IPA over the last few years is now available in a new format, 16-oz Cans!
Fremont Lush 6/4/16oz CN
West meets East in this crisp, juicy IPA
Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers
Check out the link above for a short video about Jack’s Abby House Lager!
A 5-week lager that’s crisp, slightly sweet and full bodied at $10.99 a 6-pack of 16oz cans. We have a limited amount of cases left in inventory.
We just received the latest batch of Ghostfish’s Hazy IPA – It Came From The Haze!
This Hazy Gluten Free India Pale Ale emits complex layers of tropical and citrus fruits with a distinct orange creamsicle flavor from the exotic hops. Very easy drinking with a lower bitterness than your typical IPA. This beer will excite the IPA drinker, while giving those Gluten-Free drinkers a much needed, approachable IPA.
Ghostfish Brewing It Came from the Haze 6/4/16oz CN
Hazy, Gluten-Free IPA
That’s all folks, be sure to check back next week for some extra-sweet goodies dropping in Colorado!