(6.2% ABV, 29 IBU)
Style: Classic American Pilsner
Malts: 6-Row, Flaked Rice, Flaked Corn, Melanoidin
Yeast: German Monk Lager (INIS-711)
Brewer: Factotum Staff
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 the Cluster hops.
Imperial Kentucky Common
(8.2% ABV, 21 IBU)
Style: Kentucky Common
Malts: 6-Row, Flaked Corn, Flaked Rye, Carafa III, Acidulated
Hops: Cluster, Tettnang
Yeast: English Ale (SafAle DCL/Fermentis #S-04)
Brewer: Factotum Staff
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
Malts: Maris Otter, Caramel/Crystal 60L, Special B, Chocolate Malt
Hops: Northdown, East Kent Golding
Yeast: London Ale I (INIS-303)
Brewers: Chris D’Amico and Johnny Flowers
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
Malts: 2-Row, Caramel/Crystal 60L, Carafoam, Caramel/Crystal 20L, Chocolate Malt, Black Patent
Hops: East Kent Golding, Willamette, Liberty
Yeast: American Ale (INIS-010)
Brewers: Treeline Homebrew Club
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
Malts: Pilsner, German Wheat, Honey Malt, Caramel/Crystal 30L, Acidulated, Special B
Hops: Mandarina Bavaria
Yeast: Norwegian Farmhouse (INIS-441)
Additional: Sweet Orange Peel, Blood Orange Puree
Brewer: Factotum Brewhouse
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.
(5.3% ABV, 10 IBU)
Style: Fruit Wheat Beer
Malts: German Wheat, Carafoam, Honey Malt
Yeast: Wheat Beer (SafBrew WB-06)
Additional: Honey, Apricot Puree
Brewer: Tribe Alpha
Brewed by the web design team that created this very website, Afternoon Bee-lite is sweet, slightly tart, citrusy, and exceptionally refreshing.
(6% ABV, 37 IBU)
Malts: Pilsner, Caravienne, Caramunich
Hops: Tettnang, Mt. Hood, Saaz
Yeast: Fest Lager (INIS-740)
Brewers: Ed Wellman and Bob Beach
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
Malts: 2-Row, Munich 10L, Caraamber
Yeast: American Ale (SafAle #US-05)
Additional: Tart Cherries
Brewer: Chris Stuart
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
Malts: 2-Row, Caramel/Crystal 10L, Special B
Hops: Citra, Galaxy, Mosaic
Yeast: Forbidden Fruit (WY#3463) equivalent
Brewer: Josh Favinger
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.
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.