Brew News: Aurora brewers feeling fruity this Labor Day weekend


AURORA | It seems local brewers are feeling fruity this week.

At Aurora’s newest beer maker, Launch Pad Brewery at 884 S. Buckley Rd., owner and brewer David Levesque last week tapped their wild peach Saison earlier this week. The brew is made with fresh Palisade peaches from Colorado’s Western Slope and Levesque said some tweaks to the recipe make it taste similar to a wild ale.

“It’s got a little, wild twinge to it,” he said.

This time of year, when fruit growers are bringing in their harvests, Levesque said brewers have plenty of access to fresh and different fruits. Launch Pad has a lavender lemon Saison on tap now, too.

And they aren’t alone in the fruit beer market this weekend.

At Coda Brewing Co., the Cheerleader Pom Poms are back, with blood orange, strawberry, raspberry and white peach grisette saisons. The brewery does this once a year with just one keg of each fruity brew, so hustle in if you want to score a pint.

And at Mu Brewery, the Colfax brewer’s Pumpkin Peach Ale that made headlines after the Super Bowl is being brewed and should be flowing soon.

Also at Mu, owner and brewer Nathan Flatland is looking for some help on naming their happy hour. Hit their Facebook page if you have an idea.

Some of the brews flowing at local brewers this weekend include: the strawberry basil Hefeweizen at Dry Dock Brewing Co.’s South Dock for the Sept. 4 Firkin Friday, and the Naja Imperial Red IPA at Copper Kettle Brewing Co.