Episode 361 – Cellar West
In a city called Lafayette, somewhat between Denver and Boulder, Zach Nichols runs his farmhouse-focused brewery, Cellar West Artisan Ales. In under five years, the brewery has won two GABF medals, moved to a new location, and expanded their operation, including a side-label focused on trendier styles. Zach was kind enough to send us five of his beers for review, and he joined us on the Zoom to tell the story of Cellar West. And believe us – we’re ready for more saisons in 2021. There’s also a near-impossible video game choice, font letter rankings, long boil excitement, a desired Chuck Tingle collab, and Tom Petty slam poetry. Remember: #TableTheLabel in 2021.
Grateful Sled (Christmas IPA)
Nightingale (Oat saison dry-hopped w/ Nelson Sauvin & Citra)
Westfield (Saison aged in oak barrels)
Make Hay (Strong saison aged in oak with Brettanomyces)
S’more Stout (Imperial oatmeal stout w/ cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and graham flour)