Charity of the Month – Youth on Record

Odell Outreach and our Charity of the Month Program

Charity of the Month:  Youth On Record

In the shadow of our semi-annual Small Batch Revival, it is so fitting that we continue our celebration of community, innovation and music by supporting Youth On Record. These folks have a unique way of connecting with a too-often forgotten segment of our community and offering them an opportunity for personal growth. The peaks and valleys of learning an instrument or flexing your vocal chords takes time and courage and we salute the fine folks at YOR that take kids out of their element for showing at-risk young people that there are choices in this world that lead to positive ends, even just the satisfaction of learning a new chord! “At Youth On Record, we believe that young people – those who are both at-risk and written-off – have the potential to turn their lives around. We are committed to bringing our proven methods of empowerment and behavioral modification through music education to youth in Colorado who need it the most.” They are committed to “ensuring that the youth we serve graduate from high school and are ready to enter the workforce, transition to college or enter advanced technical training.”

Youth on Record Hallway

For more information on the CYCA please visit: http://www.cyca.org

To learn how you can help, please click here: http://www.youthonrecord.org/help-us/

For more information on our Charities of the Month program, you can reach out to Karla Baise at karla@odellbrewing.com

Tip Jar: Colorado Youth Corps

We are committed to make as small an impact on the environment as possible here at Odell Brewing Company and there is no better way than investing in the young people that we entrust with its future. We support Colorado Youth Corps and all that they do to train, facilitate and activate young adults in Colorado to protect and strengthen our natural world. They raise resources for youth corps, promotes legislation, advocacy and strategic communication and fosters high quality educational opportunities for youth corps staff and participants just for starters!

You can learn more here: http://www.cyca.org/cyca/

Raising one for our community,

Karla Baise, Community Outreach Coordinator

Fat Bike World Championships

Have you dreamed of biking all year long, even in the snow? Now is your chance to experience the excitement. Our friends in Crested Butte, Colorado have been working hard to get the trails ready for the Fat Bike World Championships. Join us for an unforgettable five days in Crested Butte, Colorado January 27-31. The runs have been groomed. The mountains are calling… get ready for some fun.

Fat Bike CB - Photo Credit Xavier Fane

(Photo credit: Xavier Fane)

Fat Biking is a growing sport. Designed for both snow and sand, these bikes have wider tires (typically 3.8 inches or larger) and are made for touring. “We are bikes – we are bike culture, and we LOVE Fat Bikes! It’s been an honor to work alongside the towns of Mt. Crested Butte and Crested Butte to bring you this first ever event,” said David Ochs and Eliza Cress from the Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce. “The Gunnison Valley is excited to welcome Fat Bikers as an extension of who we are, and what we do.”

These five days will be packed with biking, beer, music, and mountain views. Here’s what you can look forward to:

Wednesday, January 27:

Welcome Party Presented by Chopwood Mercantile Brick Oven Pizzeria – 5pm

Thursday, January 28:

Team Relay Race/Solo Race – Lily Lake; S/F – Splains Gulch – Kebler Pass – 11am

Friday, January 29:

Fat Bike Regional Conference – QBP/Gary Sjoquist; Crested Butte Mountain Resort – Mountaineer Square – 9am-5pm

Saturday, January 30:

FAT BIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Poop Loop, Crested Butte – 12pm

2:30pm Live Music with Lez Zepplin (East Side)

5pm Awards

Sunday, January 31:

Hair of the Dawg Race/Ride – Crested Butte Mountain – 11am

Fat Biking CB - Photo Credit Greg Morin

(Photo credit: Greg Morin)

We are honored to sponsor this inaugural event alongside Warren Miller Productions, Borealis Fat Bikes and Mt. Crested Butte. Grab a beer and let the fun begin! We’ll see you on the trails.

For more Fat Bike World Championships information, click here. 

Registration ends on Sunday, January 24. To join this unforgettable weekend, register here.

They Say Our Footprint Grew Three Sizes That Day

The craft brewing industry is a popular place to be these days. Breweries are opening left and right all across the country. Some with the aspiration to be a national brand, some are content with the brewpub life. In between exist breweries like Odell, known as Regional Craft Breweries. We don’t have a desire to be in every state, but we can get restless at home and have a tendency to wander. As such, opening a new state to bring our beer to is a very big deal. So big in fact, we decided to commemorate it by digging back into the recipe book. What we reached for first, was Footprint.

Originally released in 2012, this 9.6% ABV ale has an ingredient added from each state in our distribution network, aka footprint. Internally, we had been talking about opening another state for years, specifically Texas. Since we completed our brewhouse expansion, allowing us to subsequently launch distribution into Texas, we decided what better way to welcome a new family member than with a beer. It’s kinda our thing. The recipe remains largely unchanged, but with a kiss of grapefruit from our new Southern cousin. Not to mention prickly pear, green chiles, wheat, oak, and a slew of other constituent complexities. Join our wanderlust, and search it out starting April 19th.

Footprint 2014

– A Quality Guy

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