We’ve seen a great expansion of the concept of what beer can be in the last generation, but we know beer can still become so much more. Andrew has expanded his repertoire beyond flavors influenced by his Mediterranean archaeological digs, the birthplace of his stout with Turkish coffee & his hefeweizen inspired by the apricots he’d pick straight from the field during lunch breaks on digs. The Intrepid Sojourner thoughtfully sources spices & herbs for flavors inspired by cuisines the world over – from the peated malts of Scottish whiskies to Mexican chocolate & horchata ingredients; to sweet Italian basil, Thai basil, purple basil; to Indian chai & chamomile; to lavender, garlic & sage; to cardamom, cubeb pepper, & blade mace; to pears, Moroccan medjool dates, & roasted Palisade peaches from right here in Colorado – enhancing flavors inherent to indigenous beer styles to both fascinate the beer expert & simultaneously make beer more accessible to craft-brew skeptics.

And as a complement to the contemporary standards you expect in a Colorado brewery’s taproom – such as our West Coast & rye IPAs; Czech-, German-, & American-style pilsners; Belgian blondes & quads, Bavarian weizenbocks & doppelbocks, English ESBs, Irish Reds, Scottish 80 shillings, & French saisons – you’ll find clever twists, such as an IPA with all-New Zealand hops (Pacific Jade & Motueka) & a British-style brown ale with American IBU muscle, as well as regional & historical styles like the oak-smoked Polish grätzer – the “Polish Champagne” that went out of commercial production when the Communist government collapsed – the Finnish sahti, traditionally brewed with juniper for want of hops in the Nordic countries – the Australian sparkling ale, a highly carbonated pale ale made to compete with light lagers Down Under – the Slavic kvass, Mesoamerican chicha & pulque, & others.