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.
10 percent of this opening weekend’s sales will be donated to Cherokee Trail High School. Beyond that, the Serenity Ridge Kneaders plans to donate day-old bread to southeast Denver’s SECOR food bank.
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.
“This used to be how it was decades ago. It’s only changed recently, and that’s a pretty aberrant period in our food history,” she said. “It’s my right, as an individual, to grow the food I eat.”
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.