New pilot beer will be tapped this coming thursday

Greetings. A new pilot beer will be tapped this coming thursday at happy hour. “Meeting of the minds volume 2: oberon” is a belgian blond session ale (5.0% abv) dry hopped with citra and amarillo hops.  i worked with jordan wambeke on this beer – a member of the laramie homebrew club – who won our in-house competition for session … Read More

‘kater 8’ is a belgian golden strong ale

Hi all, just a quick note to let you know that the next beer in the ‘kater’ series (kater 8) will go on tap this coming thursday at happy hour. ‘kater 6’ went incredibly fast and i anticipate the same will go for ‘kater 8’. ‘kater 8’ is a belgian golden strong ale dry hopped with saaz hops. 8.6% abv. … Read More

“ALT Belgium” Pilot Brew Release

Hi all,   Just wanted to let you know about a new beer that will go on tap tomorrow (friday) at happy hour…   “ALT Belgium” is a belgian amber ale (5.8% ABV).  this beer is a really nice balance of malt, hop and yeast flavors.  i think you’ll really enjoy it; this particular beer is unlike any other belgian … Read More

European Brewing Inspiration

greetings altitude friends and fans, I recently returned from a month of travel in Europe where brewing inspiration was in no short supply. There are far too many specific beers/destinations to mention, but I think I’ve had enough distance from the trip at this point to make sense of things and identify the most formative brewing lessons/revelations that I’ll be bringing back: … Read More

First Bottled Beer – “mary magdalene” is a belgian golden ale (8% ABV)

today is a special day for us at altitude, as we will be releasing our first bottled beer, “mary magdalene”. “mary magdalene” is a belgian golden ale (8% ABV) with lovely american hop flavors (cascade and amarillo).  secondary fermentation in the bottle, 750 mL cork and cage.  we only have 36 bottles, and they will likely go fast.  $13 per … Read More

“Pilot beers are going fast; come out and try these while they last.”

hi all-updates from the pilot: 1. “Golden Child” now on tap. Style: California Common (amber lager), 5.0% ABV 2. Last keg of the initial Belgian series – “Belgian Tripel”, 9.0% ABV and to be tapped when tripel runs out: 3. Extra Pale Ale. very light bodied, very hoppy. (for fans of imperial IPA), 7.2% pilot beers are going fast; come … Read More

Pilot System Questions… Answered

Hi all, I’ve really enjoyed getting to talk with a lot of our patrons over the past several weeks about our pilot system; I thought I would take this opportunity to address some of the most frequent topics of discussion. 1.      The first relates to “Black Max” (named after our yeast starter stir plate), which is a foreign-style stout and … Read More

Pilot Brewing System Officially Launched

After nearly a year of scheming, remodeling and patience, the Pilot System has officially launched at Altitude.  A big thanks to everyone who showed up for the official release party – if the amount of beer consumed is any indication, a good time was had by many. Several exciting pilot-related developments that I wanted to let everyone in on: 1)    … Read More