Colorado Strong is a benefit beer made with Colorado ingredients by Colorado breweries to support the local supply chain, small independent breweries, and raise funds for the Colorado Strong Fund.
This year’s Colorado Strong India Pale Ale recipe, provided by Dave Bergen of Joyride Brewing Company and Jason Ford of Broken Compass Brewing Company, is made entirely of Colorado ingredients with Genie Pale and Vienna malt from Root Shoot Malting and Cascade, Chinook and Cashmere hops from Colorado Hop Company and yeast from Inland Island Yeast Company. Ingredients are free of charge for breweries through the Colorado Strong Fund who will pay each supplier for their products.
Beer lovers can expect to find a variety of renditions of Colorado Strong IPA as breweries are able to adapt the recipe as they see fit.
20% of all sales of Colorado Strong Pale Ale will return to the Colorado Strong Fund and will be donated to the Colorado chapter of NAMI and the Colorado Brewers Guild. NAMI Colorado is the state organization for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization.
By purchasing a growler, crowler, or 6-pack of Colorado Strong Pale Ale from your local brewery you not only provide a charitable contribution, but help your favorite brewery to make payroll, keep the tasting room open, and most importantly, keep brewing delicious beers for years to come!
Beers are currently being released across the state! Check out the information below on when, where, and any variations that were done to the recipe.