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July 25, 2014
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Crazy Mountain barleywine now in cans

EDWARDS — Crazy Mountain Brewing Company announced the release of Lawyers, Guns & Money Barleywine, a 10 percent alcohol by volume barleywine available in a four-pack of 12-ounce cans. To date, there have only been four barleywines released in cans, each for a one-time or extremely limited run. Lawyers, Guns & Money Barleywine cans will be packaged year-round to satisfy hoppy cravings and is the first barleywine in a can produced in Colorado.

For this special barleywine, Crazy Mountain uses an assortment of crystal malts and throws a little Belgian candi sugar into the brew kettle to give a hearty maltiness. Dry hopping with American hops gives this English style a refreshing American twist.

“Barleywines are commonly served in small goblets or bottles due to their high alcohol content and complex flavor profile, so we decided to keep the traditional 12-ounce can size but reduce the number available to four in a package. This way, you can still put your barleywine can into a standard size coozie to keep it cold or put it in the cup holder of your inner-tube for a float down the river,” said Doobie Selvy, chief financial officer of Crazy Mountain Brewery.

Following the release of Laywers, Guns & Money Barleywine, Crazy Mountain is also announcing the debut of Old Soul Strong Belgian Golden Ale in canned six-packs. This light bodied Belgian beauty packs a punch at 7.6 percent ABV, but it is very easy drinking and pleasant in warm weather. A robust amount of wheat gives this ale a very smooth mouth feel that is accompanied by a fruity yeast character. Belgian candi contributes to this brew’s light body and complex flavor. European hops team up with Juniper berries to offer a soft, subtle spiciness. Old Soul is the first canned Strong Belgian Golden Ale in the state of Colorado and the third in the country.

Lawyers, Guns & Money Barleywine four-packs and Old Soul Strong Belgian Golden Ale six-packs can be purchased throughout the state of Colorado with national distribution scheduled in the next few weeks.

For more information on Crazy Mountain Brewing Company or the newly released can styles, call 970-926-3009 or email Drink@Crazy MountainBrewery.com.


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