Former Future

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!)

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The Red Coat

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.

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The Harvester

Beer Sampler:

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜€

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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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~Secret Days by School of Seven Bells

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21 responses to “Former Future

  1. Muslim people don’t drink but seeing your foamy, inviting beer glass picture, they might love to sneak into a liquor store and take a sip πŸ˜€

    I’m Muslim but I always find your ‘drink’ posts charming and alluring. Damn !

  2. Sounds like a wonderful night! I, too, love IPA – and pretty much any other kind of beer – and cheese! Wish I lived in Denver – I’d have crashed the party !!

  3. Oh you lucky duck! That sounds like so much fun. I’m very intrigued by that salted porter. The emerging trend of more savory beers using things like herbs, hot peppers, and now salt is really producing some interesting stuff!

    • Yes, I am always amazed when brewers come up with something different and unique that sets them a part…it is so awesome! Thanks Katie!

    • You know when I showed up I had just road my bike through the hot sun and was all sweaty and out of breath so the Saison satisfied my thirst at that moment πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to try the salted caramel porter again. I think they really have something with that one!

  4. Pretty awesome opportunity to try those unreleased beers – that wild yeast saison definitely sounds like and interesting take on the style. I wonder if doing that every batch will give it a unique taste every time it’s brewed, since there won’t be any yeast consistency, that’d be a cool experiment for them. Cheers!

    • Ya definitely- I think it is pretty cool that it is the only yeast used though so you are definitely depending on it. I guess we will see once they open if the flavors alter with each batch.

  5. those sound amazing–salty beer? would try for sure. sounds like a lot of good dessert pairings. Great group of ladies you have to hang with πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

    • Ya I think when they do it again with more caramel flavors it is going to be so ridiculous and awesome with dessert!! It is a fun group and I am glad they organize these great events πŸ™‚ Thanks Liz!

  6. Man, sounds amazing! Can’t wait for it to be released to the general public. πŸ™‚ I’m a sucker for chocolate stout … LOL. Beer + chocolate = win! (Almost as good as wine + chocolate … hmm, pattern?)

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