In this beer blog, we are going to sample out a new brewery that I brought from Letspour.com. The brewery is called Wynkoop Brewing Company and their beer is their B3K Black Lager. This brewery was founded 1988 by John Hickenlooper with partners Russell Schehrer, Mark Schiffler, and Jerry Williams. This brewery is from the Denver, Colorado. In 2010, they started putting their beers in cans. They brew several different beer styles. Let us try this Black Lager.
This black lager is a black color with a semi white head on the beer. The smell is burn coffee. The taste is burn to roasted melts. It has a crisp finish but a little touch of the burn melts. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer can:
Our acclaimed German-style schwarzbier features roasted flavors, understated hops and a hint of smoke. An uncanny, all-season version of dark beer, it’s spectacular and sessionable.
Here is a description from their website (www.wynkoop.com):
Our German-style schwarzbier features roasted flavors, understated hops and a hint of smoke. A 2008 GABF gold medal winner, it’s a thirst-quenching version of dark beer that’s scintillating and sessionable.
- ABV 5.1%, 19 IBUs
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, this brewery has nice packaging for this great beer in the cans to support it. It is true. Good packaging will get the beer drinker to buy your product but the beer will have them coming back for more. Wynkoop Brewing is a complete package. This black lager is drinkable but still gives you that roasted flavors and smoke while a hint of hops. There is not too many American hand-made craft beers like this beer style, which is schwarzbier. I really enjoy schwarzbier but most of the German Import beers in the stores are normally out of code. It is nice to see more and more craft beer breweries starting to make beer style. I recommend you looking into www.letspour.com if you can not find it in your local liquor stores. They have some hard to find beers from all around the country. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser