Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Black Glass Beer List

imageWow, check out our new black GLASS beerlist sign in the brewpub area!  It took Rae, Uday and I to put it all together.  Big “Thanks” to Arvada Glass and Mirror for procuring this for us.  “La Bhutan Citra” is the Belgian Tap that isn’t featured on this sign until 4PM today.

Come check out the sign…and have a beer, while yer at it!


Monday, February 27, 2012

On the Belgian Tap - La Bhutan Citra

image So there are way too many Belgian beers that I’d like to brew and put on the Haunted Series tap handle.  The problem is that it will take me a year to get through the list of all the other beers I want to put on this handle.  So the solution is I guess to dedicate a tap handle at the Yak specifically for Belgian-style beers.

Although we have released Belgians before the first beer that I’m releasing on this tap handle is called “La Bhutan Citra.”  This is a 6.4% ale fermented with the famous Ardennes strain and it is loosely based on a strong Belgian blonde ale but flavor-hopped with Citra hops.   Citra is supposed to have a strong citrus notes (no surprise there with the name) but in addition to the grapefruit and lime aromas, image it also is said to have passion fruit, gooseberry and lychee aromas/flavors.  Judge for yourself as this beer will be released at 4PM on Wednesday 29th…the day of the leap year. 

For those that don’t know what “Bhutan” stands for, I’ll refer you to your geography books.  The “La” is just to make it sound “Belgian-y”  (Hope it worked…)

If you show me your license/birth certificate and prove you were born on leap year, I’ll get the first pint for you on the house.  (because technically you hear “Happy Birthday!” 4 times less than the rest of us.)


Monday, February 20, 2012

Yaks are hairy, Yetis are hairy – Big Hairy Barleywine

image The return of the Big Hairy!  Big Hairy Barleywine that is.  Feb 22nd at 4PM.  You can read about the previous release here“Some beers are designed to put hair on your chest.”


Thursday, February 16, 2012

(Yakety Yak) Don’t Talk Bock

image If lagers didn’t taste so amazing I wouldn’t bother with the extra time it takes to ferment and condition these beers. Our patrons have been patiently awaiting our next big batch seasonal: (Yakety Yak) Don’t Talk Bock. (Bavarian-style Bockbier) The name also implies that you shouldn’t talk about this beer, but that’s nonsense, share the news with your friends just like The Coasters would have done. Released on Friday February 24th at 4PM and an ordained minister is leading us in the “Blessing of the Bock” at 5PM, so stop by early to get your glass filled for the blessing.

For those unfamiliar with bockbier, here is a short history/description:

Bock is a lager originating in Einbeck, Germany and the Bavarians adopted as one of their own.

There are 3 theories why it is called a “bock” bier:image

  1. The Bavarians have a slightly different dialect and when they tasted this Einbeck beer, it was thought to be “ein bock” or “one billy goat.”

  2. Bock beers have traditionally been stronger than most other lagers and as a result they can really give an alcoholic “kick”, goats were associated with kick

  3. Traditionally it was made in winter during December 22 through January 20 (the Capricorn zodiac sign is a goat)

Due to all these goat references most bocks feature a billy goat on the label (if we had a label ours would most definitely feature a YAK!)

Since this is a German-style lager it is very fitting that we raise a glass and toast with…


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Agave Orange Cream Soda

image Since the Chai Cream soda keg kicked, we just put our agave orange cream soda on tap! Sweetened with Agave, honey, and cane sugar, this looks like a cream soda because none of the orange color came out.  We want to keep our sodas natural so no artificial colorings have been added.   The vanilla and orange flavors blend well for a cool refreshing NA beverage.

People wanted to know about the calories in our sodas, so I went and figured it out.  30% less sugar than a Coke.  Our 16oz soda has 146 calories compared to Coke’s 189!  Can only be done when not using high-fructose corn syrup.

For those short-people and those who prefer NA…


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Colorado Craft Beer Radio interviews the Yak live

image Listen live to an interview with the Yak & Yeti head brewer Adam Draeger this Saturday Feb 18th from Noon to 1PM MST.   This is broadcasted live on AM760 “Colorado Craft Beer Radio” or listen online at:

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sherpa Prima - Reprise


The Yak and Yeti is re-releasing the Sherpa Prima (barrel-aged robust porter) Wednesday Feb 15th at 4PM.  Read more about the beer and the initial release here.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Chai Cream Soda on Tap

image For those who like our Chai Milk Stout, enter the NA version debuted as a cream soda.  Chai-spiced and sweetened with honey, sugar and lactose milk sugar this soda will blow your mind with flavor. 

Like the other sodas at the Yak and Yeti we only use natural and caffeine-free ingredients.  The honey is Colorado honey from the western slope, the dried spices were whole and freshly crushed before making the flavoring.  Come taste how awesome soda can really taste!


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

“Cinnamon Love” Wheat – Valentine’s Day

image It is only a week from Valentine’s Day and the Yak and Yeti wants you to celebrate with a glass of a RED beer.  This beer is cross between Atomic Fireballs & Dentyne Fire Gum as it is made with Red Hots candy.   On tap this Wednesday at 4PM and hopefully for the full week leading up to Valentine’s Day.  (we’ll save one keg for Valentine’s Day in case we run out early)image

For those that remember last fall during the week of the GABF we released “Atomic Firebeers”, we had the same beer on tap and it was was well received.   

Raise a glass to your “cinnamon girl” or loved one….and if you don’t have a loved one, at least toast to Ferrara Pan!


Check out the new tap handles!

IPA tap handle

Available for showing at the Westminster Location right now.  These tap handles were made so we could have some of our beers on tap at area tap houses.  Just look for the Big “Y” for Yak and Yeti! 

Hand-made out of red oak by the brew master, Adam (eat your heart out Matt Brynildson)


Thursday, February 2, 2012

GF Apple Ale back on tap

image Remember the GF Apple Ale?  For those who are gluten-sensitive, gluten-intolerant or have been formally diagnosed with Celiac’s Disease they will be happy to know another batch of our gluten-free (GF) beer is back on tap. 

The recipe is deliciously simple: sorghum, apple cider and a hop pellet (but just one).  The beer tastes more of a sweet hard cider than a beer, but that is what I was going for…cider!

You know what they say? “an apple a day…”

Read the previous post about the release here