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Danny’s Gold Mine

Danny Gold Mine 210% ABV. Beligan Strong Ale from Funkwerks in Fort Collins, Colorado. Colorado recently lost one of its biggest enthusiasts, Danny Williams, in late January of this year and several local Colorado breweries wanted to help remember him and collaborate on a special brew in his honor. Members of Ska Brewing, Odell Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, Crooked Stave and Funkwerks got together at Funkwerks in Fort Collins to brew this beer. The label states “This is a nice beer” and is described by Dave Thibodeau from Ska Brewing as a “Danny Strong Dark Ale”, a hearty dark ale weighing in at 10% ABV. It was brewed with a blend of Rochefort and English Ale yeast strains, with cocoa nibs added to the secondary fermentation. All of the breweries involved worked on collectively creating the recipe and shared equally in the cost of the raw materials. Danny’s Gold Mine Ale is a 15 barrel batch, and yielded about 150 cases. This was a limited run beer and available only in Colorado – in Fort Collins, Denver and Durango. Some of the beer will be taken to San Diego for the World Beer Cup and other conferences. So I was really grateful when a loyal beer trader sent a bottle my way. This beer pours a dark red with a two-finger white head. The aroma suggested some caramel, biscuit, bread, dark fruit and some toffee. The flavors suggested the same along with some molasses and a touch of cocoa perhaps. Medium-bodied. Overall, a very nice sessionable beer in honor of this beer enthusiast. I sure hope there’s a beer made in my honor in the distant future. ☺
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