David’s wife, Erin, said the Key Lime Saison was a huge hit at last week’s Rails and Ales festival in the San Luis Valley, after which Launch Pad was voted the top brewery there.
The team at Ursula aren’t the only Aurora beer lovers celebrating this weekend. Dry Dock Brewing Co. and their sister shop, The Brew Hut, are celebrating the brewery supply shop’s 21st anniversary.
Hoberer said she is working on a few pilot beers at home right now, too, and if they turn out well she hopes to try them out at Mu.
“Sharing a stage with so many amazing Pilsner brewers that I infinitely admire is such an incredible feeling and is a great testament to the hard work of our whole team,” he said.
Levesque said this is only the second contest for Launch Pad and he expects the competition to be fierce.
“I never thought I’d make beers like that,” Nathan Flatland said this week, pointing a frosty pint of his new Pina Colada Sour.
The beer makers there have plenty of special brews planned for the occasion, but the big ones are barrel-aged versions of their Quit Stalin Russian Imperial Stout.
To celebrate their fifth anniversary, the brewery on South Valentia Street near Parker Road has a five-day party planned during which they’ll unveil 12 different beers.