On Thursday, March 19, The Post Brewing Company is throwing a party for the official grand opening of its Taproom in Lafayette, CO. Brewmaster Bryan Selders will serve up fresh cask beer from The Post’s spankin’ new beer engine, and all guests will get their FIRST BEER FREE as well as FREE HOUSE BITES. Doors open at 5pm and Grant Farm Acoustic Trio featuring Tyler Grant, Jordan Ramsey, and Meathook will perform from 5 – 8pm.
The Taproom will be a welcoming place for guests age 21+ to go to relax and enjoy fresh brewed beer, great music, and snacks. It will feature 12 lines of Post beer, including fan fav and GABF silver medal winner Howdy Pilsner. The special release, Taproom-exclusive cask beers will be tapped every Thursday, known as “Firkin Friday on a Thursday.” Casks will be prepared with beers already fermenting in The Post’s brewery and will almost always be ales rather than lagers. First up is Meathooks Dark Mild Ale specially dry-hopped with Azacca. Guests will also enjoy Fun & Games and can pair their brews with some delicious bites from GoodBird Kitchen which will include:
Chicken Poutine – house fries, brown gravy, cheese curd – $6
Pig in a Pretzel – house mustard sauce – $5
Howdy Beer Cheese – spent grain flatbread, carrots, celery – $7
Wood Oven Potato Skins – bacon, cheddar, poblano, chives – $7
The Taproom will be open at 5pm Monday – Thursday and at 3pm Friday – Sunday.
About Cask Beer: Cask beer is the traditional method of beer dispense originating in the UK. Often called real ale, cask beer is unfiltered beer which is naturally carbonated and conditioned in it’s final dispense vessel, the cask. This is accomplished by adding a small amount of sugar to the beer in the cask. The yeast in the beer converts the sugar into carbon dioxide and since the cask is sealed, the pressure build up causes the CO2 to go into solution thus carbonating the beer. The carbonation level is low compared to more mainstream draft beer leading to a softer mouthfeel. The Post’s cask beer is served cool, not cold and not warm, at 52°F. This allows full enjoyment of all of the beer’s flavor and aroma.
About Beer Engines: A beer engine is the proper way to dispense cask beer. It basically pumps beer from the cask into the glass. As the beer is pumped into the glass, it’s forced through a cap with tiny holes called a sparkler. This expresses the CO2 creating a thick durable head of foam which is important to deliver full aroma from the beer and it makes the beer look beautiful. Nitro beer was invented to mimic this desirable aspect of properly served cask beer.
About The Post Brewing Company: A Big Red F Restaurant Group restaurant, The Post Brewing Company & GoodBird Kitchen brings family style dining and sessionable brews to Lafayette, Colorado and beyond. The Post brews beers that are gosh darn delicious. Bryan Selders, Brewmaster, designs each beer to pair perfectly with the food of GoodBird Kitchen. Chef Brett Smith serves comfort food cooked with the love of your grandma and the skill of passionately trained chefs that is meant to be shared like a family supper.