Monday, September 26, 2011

Our second GABF!

We will be pouring at GABF this weekend for the second year! This year we will have our flagship Saison, White, Tropic, and our Belgian Resistance. We will also have our Saison and White paired in the Farm to Table pavilion. Please stop by and say "hi" if you were one of the lucky to grab tickets to this event!

Monday, September 12, 2011

In the mood for beer and a cocktail?

Well you are in luck!!! Our good friend Ray Harvey at Ace Gillett's has outdone himself once again in the creation of Funkwerks beer cocktails. The expert drink mixer has envisioned 10 dreamy cocktails sure to please just about everyone.

If you are in the mood for something light and refreshing, try the White Shandy made with the Funkwerks White, Sweet Tea Bourbon and a fresh-squeezed lemon, or the Bocci Beer that teams the Funkwerks flagship Saison with orange juice and amaretto.

Other delicious creations include the Dark-and-Stormy Beer that couples the White with dark rum and ginger beer, and the Beer-and-Sand that pairs the flagship Saison with scotch, orange juice, Heering Cherry Liqueur and Ruby port.

Whatever you are in the mood for, Ray can mix you up a drink you are sure to love! Ace Gillett's is located below the Armstrong Hotel, 239 S. College Ave., in downtown Fort Collins.

Look for recipes here on the website and in the taproom soon.

As always, enjoy!!!

- Jean

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hello fall!

We’ve had a great summer here at Funkwerks- a big thanks to everyone who has come out to bask in the sun on our patio, or take shelter in the often-welcome air conditioning of our taproom.

For those of you who haven’t been in to visit us recently, we’ve added a couple more beers to our menu, including the Chardonnay Barrel Blonde, Cochon, and Motif.

Our Chardonnay Barrel Blonde is the second barrel aged beer we’ve released here, and it has been very popular since it’s first tapping less than a month ago. This beer combines the flavors of our flagship Saison with the rich, smoky aromas of brettanomyces and a light oakiness from the Chardonnay barrels. Sitting at an 8.2% ABV, and with it’s unique complexity, this beer is quickly becoming a favorite.

Cochon has been received with excitement as well. Cochon (meaning “pig” in French) is a Saison-American pale ale hybrid. It showcases the traditional fruit and pepper notes of our house Saison yeast, as well as a slight citrus flavor and bitterness due to the addition of Cascade and Centennial hops. With an ABV of 6.3%, this beer may be our Saison answer to all those hop heads out there!

Our newest beer, Motif, was tapped just this week. It is a high gravity Saison that starts with a blend of Belgian and German malts combined with cane sugar and brown sugar from Malawi and rounded out with German, Belgian, and Czech hops. Flavor notes of candied apricots, black pepper, rum and ginger are purely from a unique Saison yeast strain and a warm primary fermentation. The finish is dry and crisp with a noticeable alcohol warming. It was brewed by homebrew competition winner Jeff Blackburn here at Funkwerks.

Also, for those of you who were with us when we first opened, you’ll understand the excitement behind this taproom news: Cherry Saison is almost here! Our beloved seasonal is almost back for round two. Due to be released at the beginning of October, there has been a buzz around Funkwerks since we mentioned it was being brewed. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for the most up to date release date!

We look forward to the Colorado fall- cooler weather, colorful trees, football… and some new brews for you (and us) to enjoy!

Hope to see you soon!