Author: Kaitie Huss
Article by Em Kribs and Greg Mees
An Odell’s Brewery employee loads corks into a machine on the Amuste bottle line at Odell’s on January 18.
Eli Kolodnyâ€™s birthday celebration was a little more special than usual this year. Some people get clothes or a DVD for their birthday, but he got the fruition of a two-and-a-half-year project and a must-try beer.
Odell Brewing Company released Amuste Saturday afternoon with a party full of cupcakes and local food trucks, live music and â€” of course â€” beer.
â€œItâ€™s an imperial porter aged with Tempranillo grapes grown on the western slope, and weâ€™ve also aged it in red wine barrelsâ€ said Eli Kolodny, the quality control manager at Odell Brewing Co. who developed the idea surrounding Amuste.