Wynkoop, Elitch Gardens team up on 2 specialty craft beers

WYNKOOP, ELITCH GARDENS TEAM UP ON 2 SPECIALTY THEME PARK CRAFT BEERS

Denver, CO (May 8, 2012) – What do you get when you combine Denver’s first theme park and the city’s first brewpub and microbrewery? What may sound like the start of a twisted riddle is actually the beginning of a beautiful partnership between Elitch Gardens Theme Park and Wynkoop Brewing Company–the creation of two specialty beers that can only be found in Downtown Denver!

Both pioneering companies are Denver staples and now they’re joining forces to truly give locals and visitors something to cheer about: Elitch Gardens Orchard Wheat and Elitch Gardens Fire Roasted  Amber.

Elitch Gardens Orchard Wheat is a 4.8% ABV unfiltered American-style wheat made with pale malt, malted wheat, German Saphir hops, kafir lime leaf and a small dose of natural peach flavor. It’s a complex, ultra-refreshing wheat beer with hints of citrus and fruit in a creamy bodied, perfect-for-summer beer.

Elitch Gardens Fire Roasted Amber is made with pale and crystal malts, US and UK hops and roasted-in-house Anaheim and Ancho chiles and a dose of smoked Serrano peppers. It’s fermented with an English Ale yeast and is a very drinkable 4.8% ABV.

“We put a lot of thought into these beers with the Elitch team,” says Wynkoop head brewer Andy Brown. “Our collective goal was to create unique beers that were exciting to the park’s craft beer fans, but fitting for adventurous mainstream drinkers looking for thrills in the beer garden.”

The beers will go on tap at the Wynkoop Brewery at 7 pm on May 15 as part of Wynkoop’s American Craft Beer Week (May 14-20) festivities. The beer will go on tap to the public at Elitch Gardens at 11 am on May 19 at the Blue Moon Beer Garden.

For more information about the beers, visit www.wynkoop.com; and for information about Elitch Gardens, visit www.elitchgardens.com.

For details on the beer, photos, samples and other info contact Marty Jones at 303-860-7448 (home office), 720-289-9345 (cell) or marty@wynkoop.com

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