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Aspen Times Weekly Libation: Crooked Stave

by Jeanne McGovern

Let me begin by saying, I am very lucky. I get to taste cocktails and write about them every week. With this "job" comes plenty of invitations — tastings, dinners, receptions, etc. I love them all. So you can imagine how bummed I was to learn I couldn't attend the inaugural Crooked Stave Weekend at Viceroy late last month. The reason is two-fold. One, the experiential beer-tasting event featured a 10-course beer pairing dinner with Crooked Stave served alongside chef Will Nolan's creations ("Shot of corn bisque with avalanche chèvre, candied marcona almonds served with St. Bretta Summer"…yum!). And two, I got a brief sampling of Crooked Staves' Belgian sour beers at The Source in Denver a few months back and having been longing to try more; it was my first sip of a sour beer and I was intrigued. That said, I'll be marking the next Crooked Stave Weekend on my calendar well in advance, and will be sure to include a stop at The Source (which is ultra-cool in and of itself) on my next trip to the Front Range.

Taste it

Batch 100

St. Bretta Summer

Raspberry Origins

L’Brett d’Or Grand Cru

Surette

L’Brett D’Blackberry

Blackberry Dark Origins

L’Brett D’Cherry

Bourbon Barrel Cherry Origins

Raspberry Dark Origins

* From the inaugural Crooked Stave Weekend menu; some brands available at The Source and Front Range liquor stores

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