Best Beers March 2020

Sometimes a day just yields more than it should. My March beer drinking had a great start one day, mid-virus scare. Southland Beer had a great tap list but I went with a Blonde Ale from a murky IPA known brewery, then got a special edition coffee porter can and a re-visit of a Saison. All of which were excellent, but a can I got to-go snagged the second spot and a (new to me) Russian River beer ran away with top prize.

Ever and Ever from Casa Agria was my first IPA from that brewery and from cool can art to aroma to sip was excellent, But Apical Dominance was magnificent. The aroma on this hoppy pilsner was enormous. Just so much grapefruit essence, then the taste was balanced but never teetered to far to pils or too far to hops. One of those beers that you finish and then realize that you should have bought more.

Canned Yeti

Looks like the Yeti has been contained in a can. Great Divide will be packaging their base Imperial Stout (that amazingly has 75 IBU’s) into 12oz cans.

It will make horizontal Yeti tastings a little easier and the storage of cans will take up less space.


When I went to GABF last year, the one place that I visited twice was Great Divide. Now they have expanded and more new releases should be coming out in 2010 and 2011. Like this one…
“Rumble IPA is an American IPA with subtle nuance. Brewed with heavy-handed additions of Pacific Northwest hops, this beer is gently aged on French and American oak resulting in a wonderful balance of bitterness, caramel sweetness, vanilla, and undertones of pine and citrus.”

Barrel aged IPA from Great Divide


Great Divide 16th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA
“Based on our most award-winning beer, Denver Pale Ale, this copper-hued treat is a celebration of everything Great Divide does best. Plenty of malty sweetness provides a backdrop for earthy English and American hops, while French and American oak round off the edges and provide a touch of vanilla.”

Where to go in Denver

While I was in Denver. I took the opportunity to visit some area beer institutions. Here are the reviews (from best to lesser best).

Great Divide – Small interior with outside seating. Great atmosphere. Good amount of taps and really friendly servers. Prices are fair for the quality. Many growlers were filled before the Rockies game.

Falling Rock – Set back from Blake Street. Tap handles and empty bottles adorn the walls and rafters. Dark inside. Nice downstairs with a snug and a pool room. Good amount of taps but no updated list. Some servers more helpful than others.

Breckenridge – Nice, large sports bar type of place. George Wendt from Cheers was here when I was sipping an Agave Wheat. Good sized selection of house beers.

Tommyknockers – Nice place on Miner Street. You could buy bottles to go or have one with dinner or at the bar. Buffalo burgers were good.