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Great Divide’s 2017 Block Party at The Square on 21st

 Great Divide’s 2017 Block Party

Raspberry Sour—highly recommend!

Last Saturday, July 8, was Great Divide’s annual summer party. Typically held in June to celebrate their anniversary, Great Divide changed things up this year with something new and different. Instead of an anniversary bash, the celebration was a July summer block party at the newly created Square on 21st Street, an urban green space on 21st Street between Larimer & Lawrence, just a couple blocks from the downtown brewery.
It was a hot, sunny day, and guests were greeted at the entrance with an ice cold can of Denver Pale Ale to quench their thirst. But just about about an hour in, a quick rain shower really cooled things off for the remainder of the afternoon, which made for perfect weather for an outdoor party.

Yeti & friends having fun at the party

It was a very casual, relaxed event, and attendees were even allowed to come and go as they pleased. General admission ticket holders had access to several year-round beers like Titan, Colette, DPA, Samurai, and Roadie Grapefruit Radler (such an excellent summer beer!). And a few of my favorites: Hercules, Yeti, and Strawberry Rhubarb Sour.
A limited number of VIP tickets were offered, which included the perk of additional VIP-only beers such as Laws Whiskey Barrel Aged Yeti, Hazy IPA, The Smoothness, All the Buzz Words (Weldworks collaboration), Barrel Aged Imperial Red with Cherries, Hades Belgian Golden Strong Ale and more, as well as a few different firkin tappings. There were two beers in particular that I found myself going back for again and again: Local Knowledge Raspberry Sour and Red Wine Barrel Aged Yeti. The Raspberry Sour was just released a couple weeks before this event, and I got my first taste there. I found it to be even more tart than the Strawberry Rhubarb, which I loved!

Lawn games

While the beer was the main attraction, many games of corn hole were played, food trucks were on-site, and three different bands entertained partygoers throughout the afternoon.
I really enjoyed this year’s party. While well-attended, overcrowding was not an issue. There was plenty of room for everyone to move about, stand around, and sit. And I never had to wait more than 2 minutes or so for a beer. Many thanks to Great Divide for yet another awesome event!

Beautiful day to drink beer outdoors!

Great Divide’s NEW SOUR, & Summer Party Info!

This Saturday, Great Divide Brewing is releasing the third of its Local Knowledge series, Raspberry Sour (5.6% ABV). This beer is a kettle sour brewed with over 200 pounds of raspberry puree. This limited batch brew will be exclusively available on draft and in 6-packs at the Great Divide Tap Room and Barrel Bar starting at 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 24th. Get it while it lasts!

***Local Knowledge is Great Divide’s hyper-limited, hyper-local pilot series. These single-batch, pilot brews are designed to give you something new to take home each time you visit. Drink, discover, and share your #localknowledge.***


Also: Everything you need to know about

Great Divide’s 2017 Block Party 

When: Saturday, July 8, 2-6 pm

Where:  Square on 21st Street (2062 Larimer Street , Denver)

What: Much like Great Divide parties of the past, this event will be a block party in downtown Denver! However, instead of being held on Great Divide’s block, it will be nearby at the newly created Square on 21st Street.

“Great Divide is getting back to its roots with a summer block party at the Square on 21st Street, a newly created urban green space on 21st Street between Larimer & Lawrence streets. The event will be a relaxed affair with music, lawn games and plenty of delicious beer in a unique outdoor venue. Think of it as a sort of “not an Anniversary-party party.” Wait, that didn’t help, did it?

Because we know there is a lot going on in this great city of ours, we’ve taken the stress out of committing to a day-long event by offering different tiers of participation. The capacity at this venue is limited so if you’re committed to your relationship with Great Divide, we encourage you to get your tickets in advance.”

Here’s the breakdown:

Tier 1: Put A Ring On It – $40
For our Yeti Mafia-worthy fans who have no problem committing to a great time, $40 will get you unlimited 4 oz. pours of rare, specialty and core beers along with a commemorative glass, Great Divide limited edition Hop Disciples pin and VIP status for fast-tracked beer service. You will also have access to exclusive, limited beer tastings not available to other attendees.

Tier 2: Going Steady – $10
Not ready to pop the question? Since space at The Square is limited, this $10 ticket ensures that we will save room for you to join us, and it gets you a free Denver Pale Ale upon entrance, just to remind you what a good thing you’ve got.

Tier 3: Don’t Tie Me Down – $5 at the door
For those simply looking for a casual hang, $5 will get you in the door along with one free Denver Pale Ale. Please note there is no guarantee of entry day-of. Giving you the option to keep it casual means we don’t know how many people to expect to show up. If you can’t commit to us we can’t commit to you. You understand, right? If you want to reserve your space at the party, just wear our varsity jacket already and get that “Going Steady” ticket. Don’t make us play hard to get.

Once inside, beer tokens will be available for purchase, unless you committed to the $40 unlimited tasting experience ticket.

Other info:

2:30pm: Ned Garthe Explosion
3:30pm: Kitty Crimes
4:30pm: The Still Tide

Beer Lineup: (subject to change)
Beers available for purchase with general admission ticket: Titan, Colette, Denver Pale Ale, Hercules, Yeti, Strawberry Rhubarb Sour, Samurai (note: these are also available to VIPs in sample size or full pours).

Beers available only to VIP in tasting sizes: IPA w/ Black Tea, BA Imperial Red, Laws BA Yeti, Breckenridge BA Yeti, All the Buzz Words (Weldworks collaboration), Hazy IPA, The Smoothness, Hades, Local Knowledge #3 Raspberry Sour, along with some other pilot brews and firkins.

Great Divide is teaming with Ballpark Neighborhood Association and Levitt Pavilion Denver to make this event happen and proceeds will go to benefit Levitt Pavilion Denver. This event is 21+.

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