Sudsy selections from CO’s Odell Brewing come to Gallatin Valley
Summertime and longer days seem to bring beer:30 around a little more often. Family owned and operated Cardinal Distributing has the brew you’re looking for after — or during! — a day in the sun. New to the shelves this season, Cardinal is eager to supply Southwest Montana with frosty selections from Odell Brewing Co. out of Fort Collins, Colorado. Of the largest craft breweries in the county, Odell is praised for the quality and variety of its suds rooted in British styles. Here’s a look at a few of their most popular beers. 90 Shilling is Odell’s smooth and complex flagship beer. A medium-bodied amber ale with a distinct burnished copper color and a deeply pleasant aroma. The name comes from the Scottish method of taxing beer. Only the highest quality beers were taxed 90 shillings. You’ll find this original ale brilliantly refreshing, and worth every shilling.
Odell took the traditional IPA, originally shipped from England to India in the 1700s, and made it bolder and more flavorful — American style. Adding new varieties of highly aromatic American hops, the final product features a distinctive bitterness profile and an incredible hop character. Named for Myrcene, a component of essential oils in the hop flower, Myrcenary Double IPA is Odell’s tribute to those who revere the illustrious hop, and their unyielding exploit to craft hop-forward beers. Brewed with a blend of hops containing the highest levels of Myrcene, this double IPA prevails with a tropical fruit-like flavor, a pungent floral aroma, and a clean getaway. Drumroll is an unfiltered American Pale Ale. A bold, juicy, citrus-inspired and tropically hop-forward APA that looks and tastes like pineapple, orange, mango, and grapefruit. The complex fruit character is the result of the careful combination of favorite current crop year hops with no fruit or juice addition necessary.
Founded in 1989, Odell Brewing Co. was started by Doug Odell, his wife Wynne, and his sister Corkie. Almost thirty years later, the culture of family and collaboration still thrives, fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. It is this passion for beer that inspires the brewer to create quality, hand-crafted, innovative brews. Odell is committed to serving the communities in which it distributes by sourcing local raw materials. Learn more about the Colorado brewery and tasting room at www.odellbrewing.com.
For further information about the Gallatin Valley’s premier beer, wine, and beverage distributor, visit www.cardinaldistributing.com. •