(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.
(5.8% ABV, 61 IBU)
Style: Red IPA
Malts: 2-Row, Caramel/Crystal 40L, Caramel/Crystal 80L, Chocolate Malt, Dark Wheat
Hops: Magnum, Centennial, Citra, Simcoe
Yeast: American Ale (SafAle US-05)
Brewer: Aaron Murphy
The winner of our bracket tournament in March, Magnum boasts a deep, red color, a mildly roasted finish, and a mixture of strong hops (including, yes, Magnum).
(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.
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.