As the week of our anniversary is here we wanted to make sure that all the details of all the events coming up were perfectly clear.Read More
With our anniversary quickly approaching, we are putting the final touches on the first Cvlt beer. This beer will be available at the Acid Temple on June 21 for Ordo Utris Cerevisiae (OUC) members. This begs the question, what is Cvlt One?
To put it simply, Cvlt One is a blend of two beers from two separate barrel types with saccharomyces, lactobacillus, two strains of brettanomyces, and fruit – tart cherries to be exact.
Look, here’s the thing, our brewing philosophy typically abhors the kitchen-sink approach of using ingredients that are unnecessary in a beer. We’d rather manipulate things on the process side to get interesting flavors rather than just tossing things in a beer. BUT, sometimes, a beer calls out for a flavor, and, in this case, it was cherries (21.75lb/bbl to be exact).
This all has produced a beer that is extremely subtle (We're big fans of subtle beers), drinkable (also big fans), and one that should age well as the brettanomyces strains continue to develop over time.
OUC members should view this beer as a window to what we will be able to do on a much greater level once we have the Acid Temple up and running (which should be late fall / early winter). Blending, something we already do a fair amount of (Melissa being a mixed fermentation with a saison strain of saccharomyces and brettanomyces), will increase and will allow us to make beers that have greater number of microflora, thereby imbuing our beers with greater complexity and variety.
Today is a big day. Six hundred and sixty-six days since we opened the doors for y'all. Quite the accomplishment, if you ask us. Now seems like the perfect time to give you a heads up on some things we've got planned for you.
The Cvlt of 2013
The Cvlt of 2013 is about to draw to a close. Existing members have a little under two months to use their free fills and growlers. Get in to the taproom now and make sure you take full advantage of your membership before it expires!
The Cvlts of 2014
In order to continue growing our legion we've decided to create two factions of the Cvlt for 2014.
Ordo Vagabundus Cervisiae
We still like to keep our growlers accessible to those who know how to treat our beer right. As such we'll be continuing the growler Cvlt as we have since we opened. This year we're looking at a new growler style, and of course brand new art from our resident artist, Sam Turner.
$66. Six free fills. Discounted pricing on our regularly available bottled beers. 333 seats available. Limit two seats per person.
Ordo Utris Cervisiae
With our sour and wild ales program continuing to develop, we figured it was probably time for us to start a reserve program for the diehard acolytes of our Acid Temple. We'll be blending four special beers just for members of this cabal of beer collectors.
A membership to the OUC will get you two 375ml bottles of each of the four OUC beers. These will only be released to OUC members and will not be available via any other means. We'll be announcing the four beers in the coming weeks.
$66. Discounted pricing on our regularly available bottled beers. 333 seats available. Limit one seat per person.
Renewals and New Memberships
Renewals for existing Cvlt members will begin on May 20th. Existing members will also have the first crack at memberships to the OUC. On June 21st we'll open up the remaining Cvlt seats to whomever else would like to pledge their oath to our beer. We'll be opening at noon, and the remaining memberships will be first come, first serve.
Second Anniversary Bacchanal
Last year's anniversary show was one for the Denver heavy metal history book. An incredible lineup of local bands absolutely killed it and y'all drank a boatload of our beer.
This year, with the help of our friends at Soda Jerk Presents, we're going to bringing some national acts into the mix as well.
June 21st we'll be storming the taps at the Marquis Theatre, and Power Trip, Bongripper, Call of the Void, In the Company of Serpents, Khemmis, Stoic Dissention and Catholic Girls will be storming the stage. Faces will melt and ears will bleed. Tickets are on sale now and already moving fast, so head here and pick yours up!
It's been almost two years.
We've already doubled our capacity.
We're about to double it again.
We have just found the location for our sanctuary sans saccharomyces, our altar of alternative brewing. We have found the Acid Temple.
Located at 2620 W 2nd Ave, The Acid Temple will be 5,000 square feet dedicated to brewing, aging, and packaging our wild and sour beers. The critters will run wild - with some guidance and influence from us. The pHs will be low. The beers will run the gamut of colors, flavors, and intensities.
Our series of Mythological Occult Ales has been met with great fanfare, but we've barely been able to keep six accounts stocked with them. The Acid Temple will ensure that we have the means to provide you with the sours and wilds you're asking for.
We hope to be able to give you a tour of the fully operational Acid Temple this summer.
In no particular order, our favorite releases of the past year, and one album we missed from a past year.
- Bölzer - Aura
- Grave Miasma - Odori Sepulcrorum
- Power Trip - Manifest Decimation
- Primitive Man - Scorn
- Oranssi Pazuzu - Valonielu
- Vorum - Poisoned Void
Missed: Black Marble - A Different Arrangement
- Panopticon / Vestiges - split
- Weekend Nachos - Still
- Subrosa - More Constant Than the Gods
- Wartorn - Iconic Nightmare
- Fuzz - Fuzz
- Windhand - Soma
Missed: Loss - Despond
- Rotten Sound - Species at War
- Portal - Vexovoid
- Bölzer - Aura
- Castevet - Obsian
- Primitive Man - Scorn
- Mutoid Man - Helium Head
Missed: Fister - Violence