Jan 15, 2022
Who's ready for some hot, flat beer?
For most breweries a review saying a beer was "hot and flat" would be an insult. Not so much for Primitive Beer. If you attended their recent Hot Bierfest in Colorado then you had a choice of a few beers to try, with one being flat ("still" sounds better, let's go with that) and... hot. Glühbier, literally "mulled beer", is served like a mulled wine or cider. Warmed with cinnamon, honey, and spices If you're not feeling spicy then maybe go for a mug of beer you take out by the fire and have a red hot poker plunged in it. You want unique beer? You got it.
Brandon and Lisa Boldt aren't all about hot beer. Their "beer blendery" offers a great variety of spontaneously fermented brews. Some aged in spirit barrels or blended with fruit, and even some served still in a bag-in-box container. Even if some of their methods aren't trendy with the masses they know a thing or two about great beer. We're big fans after sampling their Circular Logic, Willfully Obtuse (still/uncarbonated), and Back in Vogue.
Primitive Beer practices spontaneous fermentation for all of their beers. The results are somewhat unpredictable, although you can increase the chance of success with a bit of knowledge and practice. The real magic comes in the blending where they can create the exact profiles they are looking for. You won't find a hazy IPA or pastry stout from Primitive Beer, but if you're looking for some unique and complex beers they've got you covered.
2025 Ionosphere St.
Longmont, CO 80504