Colorado's best wild beers from a blind taste-test
Colorado's most interesting beers are wild.
- Most are tart or sour, and the microbes lend an array of flavors, from fruit to barnyard funkiness. All are unique, making it a fun tasting experience.
What to know: Colorado makes some of the best versions in America. In a PorchDrinking.com blind taste test I recently helped judge, we identified three standouts:
- Denver's Crooked Stave blew away the competition with its Spon, a beer spontaneously fermented with native microbes in the air.
- Long Table Brewhouse in Denver makes 5 On It, a beautifully hued and boldly flavored edition.
- Amalgam Brewing's Grand Tapestry showcased a bright peach flavor with a tart effervescence.
Of note: Other breweries that make great wild and spontaneous beer include Casey Brewing in Glenwood Springs, Cellar West in Lafayette and Our Mutual Friend in Denver.
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