Great Divide Roadie Grapefruit Radler Cans Coming In April

20 January 2017

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From Great Divide:

ROADIE GRAPEFRUIT RADLER was inspired by the annual BoulDurango, where some of Colorado’s most tenured brewers join up for a 400+ mile ride. Brewed with natural grapefruit puree, this easy-drinking ale pours a hazy sunrise gold and is bursting with citrus aroma. Unique in its class, this Radler is dry and slightly tart, with just enough bitterness to keep both cyclists and spectators coming back for more. 4% ABV

ABV: 4.0%  |  AVAILABLE: Seasonal  |  SIZES: 6 pack, 15.5 gal and 5 gal kegs

INSPIRATION FOR THE ROADIE RADLER

Named both for the road biking cyclist (Roadie) and the German word for cycling (Radler), the Roadie Grapefruit Radler was inspired by Great Divide’s roots in the cycling community. As an avid cyclist, owner and founder Brian Dunn instilled his passion for cycling throughout the brewery from the very beginning. Great Divide has been a part of the Colorado cycling community throughout the years through the creation of the Great Divide Bike Team, annual participation from employees in the Bike MS race, and donating profits from our Tap Room Giving Program to organizations like Bike Denver and the Bicycle Racing Association of CO. Brian Dunn has also participated in the BoulDurango for the last four years where he and some of the most tenured Colorado craft brewery owners and employees ride the grueling 426 miles from Avery Brewing Co. in Boulder, CO to Ska Brewing Co. in Durango, CO over the course of 6 days. Together they ride over mountain passes and cruise across Colorado plains, all the while sharing their experiences, perspectives, and insights on the brewing industry and stopping for cold brews along the way. As a way to honor Great Divide’s roots in the cycling community and the comradery of events like the BoulDurango, the Roadie Radler was born. With artwork that was designed to create an image of the BoulDurango and the crew of Colorado brewery champions that face the ride each year, this beer is a nod to cyclists everywhere. So, whether you are riding over grueling mountain passes or just out for a quick pedal, the Roadie Radler is the perfect brew for any summertime cruise.
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Update 30 Mar 2017 from Great Divide:

This spring, we are excited to announce the release of our newest seasonal brew, the Roadie Grapefruit Radler. Inspired by the Colorado cycling community, this easy-drinking ale is brewed with natural grapefruit puree, pours a hazy sunrise gold and is bursting with citrus aroma. Unique in its class, this Radler is dry and slightly tart, with just enough bitterness to keep both cyclists and spectators coming back for more. Roadie Radler will be on tap in our Denver tap rooms April 1st and will be available nationwide this month. Click below to learn more about the inspiration behind our newest Bold Character!

UPDATE 29 MAR 2017:


DENVER - March 29, 2017 -  Great Divide Brewing Company is expanding its seasonal portfolio with the addition of Roadie Grapefruit Radler. Brewed with natural grapefruit puree, this easy-drinking ale pours a hazy sunrise gold and is bursting with citrus aroma. This beer was named both for the road biking cyclist, roadie, and the German word for cycling, radler.

“Creating a radler is wildly different from anything we have brewed before,” said Brian Dunn, owner and founder of Great Divide Brewing Company. “Traditional radlers add finished soda to the beer, but we wanted to do our own take on the style. After almost a year in development and a huge amount of effort from our production team, we achieved our goal for this Colorado Radler using an obscene amount of grapefruit-puree and omitting the soda."

As an avid cyclist, Great Divide founder Brian Dunn has a personal history on the bike. His experience expands from riding through the French mountainside as a child, to racing after college and eventually passing the love of the sport onto his twin sons. He has also instilled this passion for cycling in the brewery.

Great Divide has been a part of the cycling community throughout the years with the creation of the Great Divide Racing Team, annual employee participation in the Bike MS race and the annual BoulDurango, as well as donating profits from their Tap Room Giving Program to organizations like Bike Denver and the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado.

Inspired by the brewery’s roots in the cycling community and the camaraderie surrounding the sport, Roadie Grapefruit Radler is an ode to cyclists everywhere.

“Grapefruit is one of the most refreshing fruits around, and with its relatively low ABV of 4.2 percent, this radler is  a natural fit for a refreshing post-ride beer,” said Dunn.

Roadie will be available is 6-packs, 15.5 gallon and 5 gallon kegs starting April 1st.

ABV: 4.2% | Available: April - July

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