Beer Of The Week: Choice City Butcher’s 10th Anniversary Ale

Choice City 10th Anniversary Ale, stout aged in Pappy BarrelsFor this installment of Beer of The Week, we have to go back a couple of weeks.  Good things don’t just happen in Denver during GABF week, Fort Collins sees some action too.  All week long there are events and special tappings going on around town.  Sometimes there’s so much that it can be hard to follow it all and you have to create a plan of where you’re going to go and what you’re going to drink.

It’s serious business.  At least in our household!

During that week, Choice City Butcher had tapped another keg of their 10th Anniversary ale which is a stout aged in Pappy Van Winkle barrels.  This is a collab with Hoppin’ Frog and Odell.


I am in love with this beer.  It has a hefty mouthfeel but so smooth with hints of oak, vanilla, and a little brown sugar right on the finish. Whenever this beer gets tapped, I make sure to get there as quickly as possible so I can have a sip.  This time around my husband and I were able to bike on down to Choice City and indulge in a couple.

There was a gentleman ahead of me in line who told the server he hadn’t been there before and asked for recommendations.  The server immediately told him the 10th Anniversary Ale was a good choice.  I chimed in (I will always chime in during beer conversations) and told the guy that if he enjoys bourbon then he will love this beer.

It’s true, if you love great bourbon and enjoy darker beers, you will love this beer.

This stout is so full of bourbon you forget you’re drinking a beer.  Yet it doesn’t have any alcohol burn to it.  If you see this beer get tapped again make sure to get some because it’s damn fine.




In Town:

5pm: Pateros releases Owl Canyon Fresh Pumpkin Ale, it will also be available in cans.

Out Of Town:

Grimm Brothers firkin, Cucumber 3 Golden Hairs.

5pm: Berthoud Brewing taps a firkin of Carrot Cake Ale.


In Town:

10:30am-12:30pm: Hip Hops beer brunch with The Moot House.  RSVP

5pm: Third Annual Bounty and Brews, Tickets $80

6pm: New Belgium Beer dinner at The Laboratory, 5 courses/5 beers. RSVP  970-999-5996

Out Of Town:

High Hops 2 year anniversary party, special tappings include BA Chernobley and cask conditioned Honey Habanero.

Grimm Brothers releases Hans The Hedgehog, a Bavarian wheat lager.


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Author:Andrea Ratulowski

Andrea Ratulowski is a long time blogger over at Food Embrace. She lives in Fort Collins with her husband and two rescue dogs. She loves great food and feels that beer is always the right choice.