Introducing Year-Round Colorado Lager

Odell Brewing has announced their latest year-round offering, Colorado Lager. Available only in the brewery’s home state of Colorado, this beer will be released in 16 ounce 6-pack cans starting April 4th, with a 12 ounce 15-pack joining the portfolio later this May.

“Colorado Lager has been in the works for well over a year now. After countless test batches on our pilot system, we’re thrilled to share our interpretation of the style with the fans in our home state,” says Brendan McGivney, COO. “It’s a style we love to drink, and we think there’s a place for a lager in the craft beer lover’s fridge.”

Coming in at an approachable 5.0% ABV, Odell built their recipe using American hops, Colorado water, and premium malted barley without the addition of any adjuncts. “While the flavors are crisp and refreshing, a well-made lager takes a deft hand. It’s a tricky style to master,” adds McGivney. “Naming the beer after our home state gave it a lot of sentimental weight, and we knew we had to put in the hard work to make something we’d be proud to share.”

While Odell’s brand labels are known for their picturesque Rocky Mountain landscapes, Colorado Lager features a more restrained and cleaner look. “There’s a nostalgia around lagers. We wanted to give a nod back to the classic design but also make sure it fit within the Odell look and feel.” explains Eric Smith, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.

The design is centered around a red color scheme that borrows from Odell’s leaf logo, and is built out of a pattern of icons that celebrates brewing and the Colorado lifestyle. “From the moment we started talking about this beer, we wanted it to be quintessentially Colorado, a tribute to our history and everything that makes this state a great place to live. The icons gave us a space to tell that story,” added Smith.

For the release of Colorado Lager, Odell is launching two new can packages – a 16 ounce 6-pack can and a 12 ounce 15-pack. “We wanted to explore packaging innovation within our portfolio. The 16 ounce can is perfect for the summer months, and the 15-pack was a natural fit for this style. Both packs offer a new option for our consumers that’s not often seen in our Colorado market,” explains Smith. Colorado Lager will be available across Odell Brewing’s home state of Colorado beginning the week of April 9th.

Small Batch Fest 2018

Small Batch Festival is back.

Over 40 different beers, live musical performances, and some of Fort Collin’s best food trucks.

 Check back soon for a sneak peek at the beer line up!


 This year we’re going big:

two stages and five bands


Get your tickets now

$35 Tickets: 2 beer tokens and a commemorative stainless steel cup.

Any additional beers are $5 each. Only 21 and up and no pets please.


A portion of ticket sales will contribute to our $10,000 Small Batch Grant. This year’s recipient is Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed.


More Details:

  • All guests must be 21+. Absolutely no exceptions!
  • Parking is limited. Please ride your bike to the event.
  • This is a ticketed event. All tickets are $35 in advance and $40 the day of the event.
  • Tickets include 2 free beers, a commemorative stainless steel pint cup, and live music!
  • No Pets will be allowed during Small Batch.
  • No smoking in festival venue.
  • Re-entry only permitted through front gate.
  • All Backpacks and Bags are subject to search.
  • No outside food or drink permitted. There will be food trucks with food / sodas available for purchase.
  • Free Water will be available in the venue.
  • We will have lemon-limeade and root beer available for purchase during the event.
  • This is a beer only event. No wine or liquor.
  • All beers are 1 token. Tokens are $5 each.
  • Credit Cards are welcome.
  • Limited Merchandise will be available for sale.
  • No tours will be conducted during this event.
  • This event will take place in rain or shine.
  • Overnight parking will only be permitted in upper dirt lot.
  • Please drink responsibly and plan for a safe ride home!