Ninety-five percent of the Odell Brewing Company’s sales are from their three year round beers: Drumroll APA, Easy Street Wheat, and 90 Shilling. Recently, Odell has been making a push to get more people drinking their other beers by opening a taproom at the brewery. This taproom will offer Odell’s specialty beers that are only available in the taproom. The grand opening for this taproom will be on June 20, 2018, and will be located in the old packaging hall.
10. May – Fort Collins, CO – After a year of construction and renovation, Odell Brewing Co. is pleased to announce the opening of The OBC Wine Project Taproom, adjacent to the brewery in Fort Collins.
The OBC Wine Project launched in June 2020 with a lineup of four box wines distributed throughout Colorado. Since founding The OBC Wine Project, Paket has focused on producing a variety of wines in small batches and building a wine cellar. Monday the 10th. May, the room is finally ready to receive guests.
While the tasting room was under construction, winemaker Travis Green was busy blending, bottling, canning and bottling the eight wines that will be for sale at the opening.
We’ve been very busy with production, says Travis Green. We are delighted to be able to offer our customers such a wide range of flavour profiles and innovations with these wines.
The cellar’s water room will have eight taps and a number of limited edition bottles available only in the cellar. Half of these taps will be dedicated to small-batch and experimental wines, harvested from grapes from Oregon, Washington and Colorado.
Wines from Colorado include Aromella aged in Friek beer barrels, a red blend fermented by carbon dioxide maceration and Cabernet Franc, and a dry blend of Riesling, Vignoles and Aromella. They all come from Sauvage Spectrum Winery in Palisade, Colorado.
The spirit of this winery is rooted in experimentation. That’s where the OBC Wine Project comes in, Travis Green explains. We believe that good wines can come from different regions and climates. Working with local farmers is as exciting as harvesting in our Pacific Northwest vineyards.
The 2,000 square foot space, which was previously used as an overflow and storage area for the brewery, has been completely transformed into a cellar and tasting room. While the production portion of the winery, which includes 13 fermentation and aging tanks, oak barrels and a dedicated bottling line, has been in operation for a year, the vodka room and patio have been renovated with the help of RB+B Architects and Brinkman Construction, who helped Odell Brewing build Sloan’s Lake’s newest brewing facility.
The opening of the OBC Wine Project tasting room came just a month after the opening of Odell Brewing’s new Lake Brewing and Pizzeria. Denver’s second brewery is located at the corner of 17th and Perry streets in the up-and-coming Sloan’s Lake neighborhood. The new tasting room has 16 taps, a 10-barrel brewery and a pizzeria with a full menu. For opening hours and more information, visit the Sloan’s Lake Taproom website: https://www.odellbrewing.com/locations/sloans-lake-brewhouse/.
Guests of the OBC Wine Project are assigned seats inside and out on a first-come, first-served basis. The OBC Wine Project winery is open Mondays and Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Fridays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For a full list of taps and more information, see http://theobcwineproject.com.
About Odell Brewing – Odell Brewing, the 21st largest craft brewery in the United States, is a regional, independent craft brewery owned by its employees. Since 1989, a culture of family and collaboration has developed, creating a brewery full of beer lovers. It is this passion for beer that inspires Odell Brewing to create high-quality, innovative craft beers. Odell Brewing strives to provide exceptional customer service while making a positive contribution to its colleagues and the community through its charitable and philanthropic programs.