Last Friday the Girls Pint Out in Denver group got the privilege of attending a private tasting of Former Future Brewing Company. James and Sarah, the owners, welcomed us into the comfort of their home to share with us their home crafted beer.
(I apologize for the camera phone pictures!)
Former Future Brewing is not available to the public yet but they are in the process of getting a tap room in the Denver area. Their clever title stems from their desire to make beer from historical recipes and styles but add innovation and new techniques to create something unique.
The Harvester Saison
This Saison was easy to drink, light and refreshing. They use wild yeast from the skin of local apples. They consider it fruity but it was definitely not too fruity for me. It was not as strong as most Saisons which made it a perfect hot day, porch drinking beer.
The Red Coat English-style IPA
IPA in the title should not scare you away if you don’t typically like them. It is not a typical West Coast style IPA and though it is their hoppiest beer, it was much less than most hoppy beers. Being an IPA lover, this definitely differed from my favorite hoppy beers but it was an interesting style. It paired really nicely with a type of goat cheese that was there- it really brought out more flavor in the beer.
The Magistrate Chocolate Stout
The Magistrate is made without any chocolate and only gets its nice chocolaty body from chocolate malts. This stout will eventually be a milk stout with the addition of lactose to give it a creamier body. This was enjoyed with the mini brownie treats 🙂
The Mariner Salted Porter
This is a unique beer with the addition of salt in the brewing process. Don’t let it catch you off guard- it is salty! The overall goal is to make it a salted caramel porter so there will be more caramel flavors coming through in the next batch. I felt this beer would have been great with any type of caramel dessert like creme brulee 😀
The Girls Pint Out in Denver really appreciated all the hospitality provided by Former Future Brewing Company and we are all eagerly waiting for the brewery to open to the public.
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