Lavender, the key ingredient in this beer, makes its presence known straight away with a strong hit of its distinctive, soothing scent that’ll remind you of sinking straight into a relaxing bubble bath. As with that bath, however, this is a beer you’ll want to ease into. At first, the bold floral flavor jumps onto your palate almost a bit too vigorously. But after a few sips, the subtle sweetness on the tail-end becomes more pronounced, smoothing the flavors into a harmonious blend. The spiciness of the French-imported lavender is cut perfectly by the residual sugar left by the Belgian yeast, providing a pleasant honeyed taste that lingers on the tongue well after the last drop is gone...
THE HOTTEST BREWERIES IN DENVER RIGHT NOW, WINTER 2018
In the great and growing American beer landscape, Colorado still reigns as the state with the second highest concentration of craft breweries in the country. There are now more than 350 of them across Colorado and around 150 located right here in the capital. Keeping up with the newest additions is not always easy, but this map should help to get any avid beer drinker (or fairweather fan) started. These 13 are the hottest breweries of the winter in the Mile High City and its surrounding areas...
“Our brews both inspire wanderlust and draw their inspiration from sojourns to different cultures. We want one of our customers who gets that in our tasting room to also have the opportunity to experience something exciting out there like this,” taproom manager Kevin McCrossin said.
The 10-day tour will include the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Terra Cotta Soldiers, & Shanghai. It includes round-trip airfare from San Francisco; all transportation within China; deluxe & first-class hotel accommodations; & 8 buffet breakfasts, 2 lunches, & 2 dinners.
Customers who join the brewery’s customer-loyalty program, run through FiveStars, will earn a rewards point for every dollar spent in the tasting room at 925 W 8th Ave., Denver; on Saturdays, customers earn two points for every dollar. Every 50 points can be redeemed for an entry ticket (in addition to other program rewards); there is no limit to the number of entries per customer.
The winning ticket will be drawn at a party in the taproom on March 31, 2018. In keeping with the theme and its series of successful international parties such as Day of the Dead, Oktoberfest, and the Bastille Day saison fest, the brewery will have a Chinese New Year party on February 17. The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project opened in May 2017 in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, brewing beers crafted from international influences.
Press Release 2018-01-09
Andrew Moore is not afraid. He’s not afraid to use basil and garlic and sage, cinnamon, lavender or hickory bark. And while herbs and spices and other unusual ingredients can be polarizing for beer drinkers, they are part of the mission for Moore
17 BOOKS, 17 ALBUMS, & 17 PLACES FOR 2017
(2) The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project
I don’t know what I’m supposed to call this place for short. Their website is sojournerbeers.com. Am I supposed to call them Sojourner? Anyway, I call this place Intrepid. Hands down my favorite new brewery in Greater Denver....
Brrrr, these sixty-degree days are really chilling, um, nothing. But that's okay — our internal body clocks know it's winter, and so do Colorado's breweries. That's why they are unleashing a host of wintry beers and hosting the best holiday-themed beer bashes imaginable. So grab your ugly sweaters (and flip-flops) and hit Festivus or the Holiday Rumpus, or just try out some amazing new beers from some of the best breweries around....
Turkish Coffee Stout, 7% ABV, Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project As a brewer, I’m always looking for something to shift my beer paradigm, giving me a fresh take on the world of possibilities ...
BREWERY TO CO-HOST DIA DE LOS MUERTOS PARTY WITH MUSEO DE LAS AMERICAS
DENVER, CO (October 12, 2017) —Following the success of July’s Bastille Day saison fest and last month’s Oktoberfest, The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project™ will co-host a Día de los Muertos party with its neighbors Museo de las Americas on Friday November 3, 2017, in conjunction with November’s gallery walk in the Art District on Santa Fe. Festivities will occur both at Intrepid Sojourner at 925 W 8th Ave. and at Museo at 861 Santa Fe Dr.
At 7:00 PM on Monday, October 23, the twice-monthly Sojourner Beer Talkco-hosted with the Denver Atlas Obscura chapter will also be co-hosted withand presented by Museo and will feature free sugar skull decorating for attendees. Day of the Dead, celebrated from October 31 to November 2, is an important celebration of life among the people of the Americas.
For the November party, Intrepid Sojourner will release an Horchata Milk Stout and a Mango Habanero Pilsner and will have guest taps of Mexican-inspired beers from local breweries. A food truck and the band The Sweet Muffs & Co. will round out the festivities.
“This is a great time of year, and we’re lucky to have such great neighbors in this art district [as Museo de las Americas],” taproom manager Kevin McCrossin said. “People will have a great time and will learn a lot. It’ll be a great activity for people here for the art walk as the weather starts to get colder in early November.”
The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project opened May 20, 2017, with beers crafted from international influences. Museo is the premier Latin American art museum in the Rocky Mountain Region, dedicated to educating community through collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting the diverse arts and cultures of the Americas, from ancient to contemporary, though innovative exhibitions and programming. It has served the Denver community for 26 years through award-winning exhibitions, arts education programming and special events.
press release 2017-10-12
DENVER’S BEST BREWERIES NAME THE BEERS YOU GOTTA DRINK AT GABF
The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project, Founders Ben Gettinger and Andrew Moore
Most Excited For: Brewer Andrew Moore is most excited about the five farmhouse ales from Scratch Brewing called Leaves, Roots, Seeds, Bark and Flowers.
Be On The Lookout For: The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project will be bringing a Basil IPA...
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MOORE SELECTED TO GIVE CLOSING PRESENTATION AT GABF
DENVER, CO (September 30, 2017) — Andrew Moore, founder and head brewer of The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project™, has been selected to give the closing presentation for the 2017 Brewer’s Studio Pavilion in the Great American Beer Festival’s Meet the Brewer Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 7. One of 10 presenters, Moore, 31, is the only Denver brewer and, along with his former archaeology classmate at CU Boulder, Avery’s Travis Rupp, one of two Coloradans.
Moore will deliver an expanded version of the talk, accompanied by a free tasting, in Intrepid Sojourner’s taproom at 925 W 8th Ave. at 7PM on Monday, October 9. Entitled “Brewing with Adjuncts: Taking Back a Dirty Word,” it will focus on the use of spices and fruits to complement and enhance the flavors natural to the malts, hops, and yeast of beer – and how it is the forefront of brewing innovation, unlike the common perception of “adjuncts” as the rice and corn that macrobrewers use to cheaply produce their brews.
“Intrepid Sojourner focuses on internationally-inspired variations on traditional styles, many finding their roots in world cuisines,” Moore said. “Beer is food!” He opened the brewery less than five months ago. His creative beers, such as the Basil IPA, Turkish Coffee Stout, Lavender Tripel, Chamomile Hefe-Wit, and Apricot-&-Date Hefeweizen – and his commitment to regional and historical styles such as Grätzers, Sahtis, and Australian Sparkling Ales – have earned him notoriety and a reputation.
“Beer is one of the most flexible beverages around. It has come such a long way in the United States in the last generation,” he said. “By understanding where its flavors come from and how they can work with other flavors in cuisines the world around, beer still has a long way to go.”
According to the GABF website, the Brewers Studio Pavilion will allow attendees to “[t]ake a journey with the provocative personalities and innovators of the brewing industry as they share their stories and beers. The Brewers Studio brings together the great brewing minds of the industry, to share their talents, innovations and the creative processes behind some of today’s most successful craft beers.”
press release 2017-09-30
GREAT BEER AND ADVENTURE AT INTREPID SOJOURNER BEER PROJECT
From Rocky Mountain oysters to dark chocolate, try some of these weird, wonderful and extreme brews to take your appreciation of Denver craft beer to the next level. And this is merely a sampling to get you going on a tasty adventure in Colorado.
Garlic Amber Ale
This amber ale from upstart Denver brewery, The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project, focuses on the maltier side of things in order to complement the garlic flavor. The brewery pulls inspiration for its beers from world travels and world flavors. Garlic might be an expected ingredient to many foods across the globe, but in beer it is definitely extreme.
INTREPID SOJOURNER THROWING WEEK-LONG OKTOBERFEST
DENVER, CO (September 11, 2017) — Following up on the success of July’s Bastille Day saison festival, The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project™ is hosting a weeklong Oktoberfest celebration at its taproom at 925 W 8th Ave. in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe beginning Monday, September 25, culminating with an outdoor biergarten on Saturday, September 30, in the latest installment of its international holiday-themed parties. The next will be Dia de los Muertos in November.
“There may be no better beer-related festivity in the world than Oktoberfest,” founder and brewer Andrew Moore said of the Bavarian tradition that has become one of the biggest tourist draws to southern Germany. “It’s great to be able to brew some German beers and give Coloradans a mini taste of it in their own backyard.”
Intrepid Sojourner will be re-releasing its fast-selling Chamomile Hefe-Wit hybrid-style wheat beer and its Apricot-&-Date Hefeweizen Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, followed by the release of its Pilsner – the brewery’s first lager – Friday night. Saturday’s biergarten will being specialty pilsner releases, as well as guest taps from local German-beer experts Prost Brewing and Seedstock Brewery.
“We wanted to give people a breadth of German beers and a ton of fun activities to keep them busy all week,” taproom manager Kevin McCrossin said. “It’ll be a week-long party. After our regular Sojourner Beer Talks [this week’s being “Almost Everest”] Monday and trivia Tuesday, we’ll round out the week with nightly beer competitions.” Wednesday bring a blind beer tasting; Thursday a quarters competition; and Friday a flip cup competition.
Food trucks are scheduled each night, and live music on Thursday and, outside in the biergarten, on Saturday, a day that will also feature beer pong and stein races and hosting contests. Litersteins are available for purchase, while supplies last, for $12 in the taproom, which come with a free fill and 32-oz. fills for the pint price of select beers throughout the week and every Wednesday thereafter.
PRESS RELEASE 2016-09-11
THE INTREPID SOJOURNER BEER PROJECT
Helmed by an archeologist, this Lincoln Park brewery not only showcases beer styles from around the world but also experiments with exotic ingredients to yield house drafts like Finnish sahti and garlic amber ale. In the taproom, decorative maps and suitcases continue the theme of world travel, while a patio makes prime seating for scheduled food trucks dispensing all sorts of cuisine.
INTREPID SOJOURNER TO HOST ITS FIRST INTERNATIONAL-HOLIDAY PARTY
DENVER, CO (June 30, 2017) — In keeping with its international theme, The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project™ will host “A Celebration of Saisons” with an outdoor beer garden, Maine Street BBQ food truck, and live music by Paris Swingset at its taproom at 925 W 8th Ave. in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, inhonor of Bastille Day, Saturday, July 15.
“This is one of the most interesting styles of beer available – different strengths, different malts, different flavors,” founder and brewer Andrew Moore said. The brewery will serve a 9.3% imperial saison, as well as a saison rye, with four specialty flavors released every two hours and guest taps of “farmhouse brews” from Cannonball Creek, CO-Brew, Black Sky, and Resolute.
French saisons were traditionally pale ales brewed in cooler months, then stored and served to farm workers during the summer. Each worker was allowed up to 5 liters for each day worked.
“This is a great way to focus on a particular nation’s beers while promoting its holiday, co-founder Ben Gettinger said. Intrepid Sojourner is partnering with Denver’s Alliance Francaise to throw the party.
Bastille Day celebrates the storming of the Bastille Castle in Paris on July 14, 1789 during the French Revolution and the Fête de la Fédération celebrating national unity on the same day the following year.
PRESS RELEASE 2017-06-30
GREAT BEER AND ADVENTURE AT INTREPID SOJOURNER BEER PROJECT
We arrived at Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project on the afternoon of their grand opening. They were packed with thirsty craft beer lovers, ready to try something bold and new. They would not be disappointed… but more on that later. The small parking lot was converted to an outdoor patio for the event, which many customers took advantage of it on such a beautiful day. Barbed Wire Beef was there, cooking up tasty food to accompany the beer. It was the perfect makings of a great grand opening party.
BOTTLE MAKES 3 2017-06-16
Garlic, basil, lavender and chamomile — on a list of expected flavors to find in a beer, those four items would be at the bottom. But for the newest brewery in Denver, The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project, that is exactly the point. The base beers are all traditional, but each addition is meant to take the drinker on an international journey from their location in the heart of the Santa Fe Arts District.
303 Magazine 2017-05-30
The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project, the newest addition to the Mile High City brewing scene, is hosting a grand opening on Saturday, May 20 at its space at 925 West Eighth Avenue. Founders Ben Gettinger and Andrew Moore had their hearts set on bringing some international flair to their beers and that is exactly what they did.
DENVER EATER 2017-05-19
Over the past decade, craft beer has risen from relative obscurity, to relative general commercial buy-in and now reached the point of exploring the next great frontiers of innovation. From spirit barrel-aging, to mix-culture sours and wilds, lupulin powder to adjunct ingredients, our understanding of beer continues to expand each and every day.
Punch your round-the-world ticket tomorrow when Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project, Denver's newest brewery, opens its doors for the first the time at 925 West Eighth Avenue in the Art District on Santa Fe.
Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project co-founders Andrew Moore, Ben Gettinger, and Nick Fredman have had little time to rest in the first five months of 2017. In mid-January, the team broke ground on its new brewery in the Santa Fe Arts District. Ninety-five days later, they moved in, and Moore—also the head-brewer—was creating their first batch of beer in the new digs.
5280 magazine 2017-05-18
The proprietors at Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project began to slowly open the garage door this week in the Art District on Santa Fe, inviting everyone from contractors and industry peers to the media to sample their unusual lineup of brews.
Thirst colorado 2017-05-17
DENVER, CO (May 11, 2017) — The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project™ has hired its opening staff to serve customers at its tasting room at 925 W 8th Ave. in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe.
“This is a great group with considerable experience from some fantastic local breweries. We’ve been blown away by how incredibly knowledgeable about beer they are, and they’ve been loving getting to know Intrepid Sojourner’s brews so they can talk about them with the public,” said taproom manager Kevin McCrossin, who brings experience to Intrepid Sojourner from a similar role at Golden’s Cannonball Creek. “We’re lucky to have found people on the same page as us about the importance of the customer experience and as passionate about the story of beer as we are.”
Kyle Freeman, who has been in Colorado since childhood, has a data science background and comes most recently from Tivoli. Colorado Native Chris Friermood comes from Deep Draft and works on his own educational startup. Chad Ickes joins after a stint at Brian Common, his first Denver beer stop after working at a craft beer bar in Columbus, Ohio. Sarah Lawrence brings experience as a local art-gallery event coordinator and has experience working at and starting restaurants in her native Boston.
Gates Minis, from Savannah, Ga., worked at Fiction Beer Co. for its first two years of operations and has experience at River North Brewing and First Draft, as well as several years of volunteer experience at GABF. Joey Seaman worked at Firestone Walker in Southern California before relocating to Colorado. Ft. Wayne, Ind., native Savannah Snyder brings a graphic design background and experience serving at the Mountain Sun family of establishments.
“I’m pumped about this group. Training has gone fantastically well,” said company partner Nick Fredman.
The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project opens to the public May 20 and will serve brews inspired by flavors from around the world.
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WASHINGTON PARK PROFILE 2017-05-05
Andrew Moore and Ben Gettinger are opening Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project, a brewery that will specialize in "internationally inspired twists on traditional beer styles." That means the Belgian-style tripel will be made with lavender, the stout will be brewed with Turkish coffee, and the amber will be made with garlic. You can find those and several other beers today during the grand opening. Moore, the head brewer, used to be an archaeologist, which is why the beers will feature ingredients from around the world. The brewery, located along the busy Eighth Avenue corridor in west Denver, will also feature maps and travel decor.
PRESS RELEASE 2017-04-25
DENVER, CO (April 25, 2017) — The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project™ will open its doors to the public on May 20, 2017. Located at 925 W 8th Ave. in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, the new brewery will serve approximately twelve brews at opening, many inspired by flavors from around the world.
“We are thrilled that we are finally almost ready to let the public drink our beers,” founder and brewer Andrew Moore said. After the opening weekend, the taproom will be open seven days a week.
The opening lineup will include not only commonly found brews such as a Belgian Blonde, an Irish Red, and a 120-IBU, 9.8% ABV Rye IPA, but also niche regional and historical beers like a Polish Grätzer; hybrids like a “Chamomile Hef-Wit,” a Strong Scotch Ale brewed with peated malt evoking Islay scotches, and a brown ale mixing American and British styles; and exotic takes on traditional styles like an Apricot-and-Date Hefeweizen, a Pear Saison, a Basil IPA, a Garlic Amber, a Lavender Tripel, and a foreign/export stout with Turkish coffee, cardamom, and sweet orange peel.
“Free tasting events we’ve done lead me to believe the Basil IPA and Turkish coffee stout will be very popular,” Moore said. The homebrew iteration of his Strong Scotch Ale won Best of Show at the Avery Strong Ales Homebrew Competition in 2012.
The beers are produced on a brand-new seven-barrel system from Alpha Brewing Operations out of Lincoln, NE. Moore plans to keep all six fermenters full as long as it takes to work up to filling the tasting room’s 20 tap lines, a couple of which will be devoted to kombucha or soda for the non-beer drinkers in a group of customers.
“We want our taproom to be a place where everyone feels comfortable,” Moore said. General contractor BUILT. Construction is providing travel-themed interior décor, such as painted topographic lines, a suitcase-shelf wall, and a magnetic world map.
Next month, Andrew Moore and Ben Gettinger plan to open the Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project, a brewery that will specialize in "internationally inspired twists on traditional beer styles." That means the Belgian-style tripel will be made with lavender, the stout will be brewed with Turkish coffee and the amber will be made with, yes, garlic.
PRESS RELEASE 2017-01-06
DENVER, CO (January 6, 2017) — Renovations are underway at the site of Sojourner’s Brewing Project, LLC’s future brewery at 925 W 8th Ave. in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe.
“We’re so excited to get to this point. It’s been a long time trying to realize this dream, and this groundbreaking is an important step,” said founder and brewer Andrew Moore.
The company retained local architect William Wood to design the new space, which recently underwent an interior demolition, leaving only the shell. Woodhas recently worked on local breweries including Little Machine Beer, Seedstock Brewery, the upcoming Zuni Street Brewing Company.
BUILT. Construction of Longmont is the general contractor, which worked on Copper Kettle Brewing, is just completing Backstage Coffee, and also has an upcoming cold-storage project with Left Hand Brewing.
The approximately 2,200-square foot building will house the production facility in approximately half of the available space and the 58-capacity taproom in the other half. A patio will rest out front, with a five-space parking lot facing 8th Ave.
The brewery hopes to open its doors this spring. “Were excited to see this space materialize, and we’re looking forward to giving local craft beer drinkers a nice space to try a new beer, learn, and make new friends,” Moore said
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Two local brewers, Andrew Moore and Benjamin Gettinger will open Sojourner's Brewing Project in January, 2017, BusinessDen reported. The coming attraction will be located in a 2,400 square foot former laundromat and convenience store space at 925 W. Eighth Avenue, near the Santa Fe Art District.
DENVER EATER 2016-09-02
Two first-time Denver entrepreneurs want to have new beer recipes spinning through a former art district laundromat next year.
Andrew Moore, 30, and Benjamin Gettinger, 31, plan to open Sojourner’s Brewing Project near the Santa Fe Art District in January.
press release 2016-04-27
IN DENVER’S ART DISTRICT ON SANTA FE
DENVER, CO (April 27, 2016) — Sojourner’s Brewing Project, LLC has signed a lease for property at 925 W 8th Ave in Denver, CO, in the heart of the Art District on Santa Fe. The company plans to renovate the existing building and apply for a brewing license with state and federal liquor authorities and a sales room license with the state to operate a tasting room in the space.
“I’m thrilled to have locked down a location in the arts district,” said founder and brewer Andrew Moore, whose parents run a photography gallery in his hometown of Bloomington, IN. “I’ve always enjoyed the feel of arts districts and the creativity that permeates the community.”
That creativity will play into Moore’s brews, which will draw on exotic flavors from around the world. He came to Colorado in 2010 for a graduate program at the University of Colorado Boulder, spending time on Classical archaeology digs in the Mediterranean, an area from where much of his beer-flavoring inspiration arises.
“I want my beer to take people to some far away spot, to pique their curiosity when they’re at home between adventures,” Moore said. He looked for space to start a brewery off and on for a few years before partnering with Ben Gettinger to form Sojourner’s Brewing Project, LLC last autumn.
Moore and Gettinger hope to open the brewer’s doors some time in early 2017.