My husband and I decided that every weekend we'll visit a new brewery for my blog and his beer app. Last Saturday we went to Odyssey Beerwerks in Arvada where we meet up with a friend of ours, Max. It was difficult to find this brewery that is located in an industrial park in Arvada. After driving around we finally called Max and he guided us to Odyssey Beerwerks.
On of the first thing I noticed when we entered the taproom was the palates of new beer cans stacked all over the place. I didn't realize they were canning their beers all ready, they've opened May 2013.
Another thing I noticed was that they had a very small bar, we like to sit at the bar as a way to get to know the staff better. The place was full on this Saturday so we sat at a table near the front of the taproom. We kind of stayed long, the table next to us was occupied twice over.
The beer is really excellent. We ordered a taster set first:
Heliocentric Hefeweizen a 5.5% ABV German style hefeweizen with a light banana and clove flavors.
Ghost Drifter IPA, it's a solid beer and almost session at 5.8% ABV. It's brewed with 4 different kinds of hops that gives it a hop aroma, hoppy flavor but doesn't have a too bitter finish.
Clan Warrior Scotch Ale was one of my favorites, it's 8.7% ABV with it's sweet rich malt flavors.
Another favorite was Perpetual Darkness Belgian Black Ale. It is well balanced at 9.2% with rich malt flavors but not a traditional Belgian ale.
Vienna Lager is a German Style beer, not a favorite.