By Torie Jochims
If there’s one thing Colorado knows how to do in spades, and in style, it’s release a new craft beer. All you have to do is scroll through your Facebook feed to see all the brewery and tap release parties your friends are probably “interested” in, or head to one of the many local breweries to hear about what’s happening next.
It’s become a bit of a ceremony, unleashing a new recipe onto the anticipating Coloradans, and the pomp and circumstance is certainly something to enjoy. This past Saturday, one of the newer guys in town, Cerebral Brewing, hosted a breakfast-themed release party for their newest pour, “Work From Home.”
Despite the 10 a.m. event time, the brewery sold out the event a full week before it took place. Of course, when the dress code is PJs and the price of admission includes a sweet screen printed mug, delicious Waffle Brothers waffles and bacon, and Saturday morning cartoons on the projector screen, it’s really no surprise.
The brew itself, a take on their robust porter, Night Galaxie, featured the addition of 165 pounds of Grade A Vermont maple syrup and 10 gallons of cold-pressed coffee from Sweet Bloom. The result was a 9.8% ABV pour with a smooth coffee taste and a sweet maple finish.
For two hours Cerebral’s taproom and patio were filled with PJ-clad beer lovers chatting about all things beer, breakfast, and beautiful weather. It was, put simply, quintessentially Colorado.
If you’re looking to try Work From Home, they only brewed up a few kegs, so stop by soon.