(5.1% ABV, 29 IBU)
Style: Classic American Pilsner
With a very small amount of melanoidin malt to give the beer a little more depth of character, expect a straight-forward beer with a creamy mouthfeel, a dry finish, and floral and spicy notes from Cluster hops.
Imperial Kentucky Common
(8.2% ABV, 21 IBU)
Style: Kentucky Common
The Kentucky common style of beer was created in the Louisville, Kentucky area in the late 1800’s for the working class population. Traditionally low in alcohol, we put a twist on this classic American amber ale and doubled the ABV.
(11.3% ABV, 43 IBU)
Style: English Barleywine
This is a big, boozy beer that’s big on malt flavor and with just enough hops to even things out.
(6% ABV, 36 IBU)
Style: Brown Ale
Backhand is a medium-dark brown ale with a sweetness up front and a light roasted aftertaste.
Makin’ Noise: Blood Orange Kveik
(3.5% ABV, 24 IBU)
Style: Fruit Beer/Kveik
Brewed for Volume 3 of the multi-brewery series Makin’ Noise: A Pussy Riot Beer, this kveik (an ancient, orange-flavored yeast from Norway pronounced “kwyke”) is like eating an orange inside-out–it begins fruity and juicy and fades to a zesty dryness. A portion of the profits from this beer will benefit The Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s STEM program.
(6% ABV, 37 IBU)
This beer didn’t win our March Madness-style bracket competition, but it was our favorite so we invited the brewers back to brew a large batch. Technically a Festbier (but “märzen” is more fun to say), this German-style lager is medium-orange colored, bready, and features a touch of spicy European hop character.
Tart Cherry Pale Ale
(6.5% ABV, 45 IBU)
Style: American Pale Ale
Expect a slightly pink beer that’s citrusy, fruity, and mildly tart but with enough hops on the back end to remind you of its pale ale base.
(7.1% ABV, 45 IBU)
Style: Belgian-Style/New England-Style IPA
Is it a Belgian IPA? The yeast and the Special B malt would suggest that. Is it a New England IPA? The varieties of hops as well as their quantities and how we used them might give you that impression. Whatever you want to call it, this hybrid IPA is juicy, spicy, and mildly bitter.
(4.8% ABV, 29 IBU)
Style: English Porter
Originally brewed for the working class of 19th Century London, the English porter is a precursor not just to other, darker porters but also to brown ales. Modern drinkers will find more similarities with contemporary brown ales than with contemporary porters but the sligth and roast and caramel flavors of English Porter put it in a category all its own.
Almost every beer at Factotum is a rotating beer but, because they were brewed on a smaller 1/2 BBL system, these particular beers rotate in and out much more quickly; ask your bartender about the day’s selection.