Tree Shaker Peach Cobbler

tree-shaker-bottle-glassWe’re shaking things up around the brewery. Tree Shaker, our new Spring Seasonal, is now available in 4-packs! This beer shouts warm weather, sunshine, and good times.  Not only is this well balanced Imperial Peach IPA great for drinking on any occasion… it’s also great for cooking with. Hellooo patio season!

 

Common-Link, a local food truck here in Fort Collins, often takes these specialty beers and cooks up something delicious for us all to enjoy! When deciding what to make for our release party last weekend, Peach Cobbler came to mind. Jesse and her husband Derrick (owners and masterminds of Common-Link) received local flour from their friend, Bryce, at Hediger Farms and wanted to make something special. This Peach Cobbler strays a little from their typical sausages, poutine, and pretzel bites, but it is sure to shake things up!

 

 

 

Peach CobblerCobbler Topping:

 

2 cups flour – we use local Fort Collins milled flour from Hediger Farms
1.5 cups brown sugar – less if the peaches are sweet
1.5 cups oats – we use Fort Collins gluten free oats
1.5 cups melted butter

Combine all dry ingredients and thoroughly mix. Add in melted butter and mix until incorporated. Store at room temp.

Filling:

12 cups peaches
1/4 lb butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup Tree Shaker
2 T cinnamon
1 T allspice
1 T nutmeg

Melt the butter in a large pan and add peaches and let cook 6-8 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients until you see a nice syrup consistency 5-7 minutes.

Assembly:

Grease a 9×9 pan. Add the peaches. Spread the crumble evenly on top. Bake for 35-40 minutes until a deep golden brown.

Fresh Whipped Cream:

Whip 2 cups heavy whipping cream. Use a cold bowl and whisk if possible. Add in 1.5 T sugar and whip to desired peak consistency – soft or stiff. Add fresh mint leaf.

 

Go ahead… Indulge!

For more information on Common-Link, click here.

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Brew Q & A: Stalwort Oak Aged Old Ale

There comes a time when we all want to take a moment and REALLY enjoy life… and a pint of beer.  Don’t worry. We have a beer to fit just the occasion – Stalwort.  Stalwort, an Oak Aged Old Ale has been released in all 11 states this week.  Odell Brewing Co. is excited to share this unique bridge series, draft only brew.  Our Barrel Aging/Pilot System Manager, Brent Cordle, talks a little more about this complex old ale.

Stalwor Oak BarrelsQ: What is Stalwort?

A: Stalwort is an Oak Aged Old Ale. We aged this bridge series beer for just over a year.

 

Q: You said bridge series. Is that different from other beers you’ve done in the past?

A: We’ve done other bridge series beers in the past.  We wanted to bridge the gap between our five barrel pilot system and our cellar series beers (750 ml cork and cage bottles) to create something in between. The name, Bridge Series, came from bridging that gap in production size.

 

 

 

Malts and HopsQ: What flavors come through in this beer?

 

A: I get a lot of toffee, caramel, vanilla, sweet malts, with a touch of acidity.  The acidity and sour notes aren’t enough to make your mouth pucker, but they are present.  There is also a medium hop character. And of course, the strong oak.  This beer is reminiscent of a really fine Port to me.  It’s one you want to sip on slowly and enjoy.  Because it is so complex, it’s nice to take your time and enjoy all the flavors that come through this bold, barley wine like, beer.

 

Q: What’s different and unique about Stalwort?

A: Like I said before, it’s complex.  We wanted to put our own twist on an Old Ale.  We had some oak barrels around and wanted to put them to use.  This beer was hopped like a Double IPA, but had a darker malt build.  It was in the brew kettle longer than normal allowing for it to caramelize which gives it those sweet flavors.  Believe me, this beer is NOT sessionable.  It is a beer to be enjoyed.  Like a good wine, you’ll want to take each sip slowly, allowing the individual flavors to come through.  I’d say it’s more of a fine dining beverage.

 

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The next time you’re out, enjoying life, look for Stalwort.  For more information on where you can find this beer, check out our beer finder here.

Trellis: A gift to The Gardens on Spring Creek

Last June, Odell Brewing Co. released Trellis Garden Ale, a collaboration beer with The Gardens on Spring Creek here in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Trellis was brewed with dried coriander, cilantro, rose petals, and pineapple mint giving this double pale ale a unique twist. It was not intended to be potpourri in a glass, but rather a beer composed with herbs, spices, and hops. Its floral notes, with a mild hop characteristic, create balance.

 

One dollar from each bottle sold will benefit The Gardens on Spring Creek.
One dollar from each bottle sold benefited The Gardens on Spring Creek.

Our intentions were to raise funds for The Gardens on Spring Creek and help them grow. We now have the opportunity to contribute the money raised to the endowment that lives at the Community Foundation for Northern Colorado.  By taking $1 from each bottle of Trellis sold, we were honored to give them over $17,000 to their organization last night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DSC_0186From the beginning, we were excited about working with the local garden. Our intent was to take the local ingredients and create this unique beer.  We were able to not only create a unique beer, but help the gardens towards reaching their endowment goal! If you enjoyed a bottle of Trellis over the past year, thank you. Cheers to our community!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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