On October 6th, 2011, in anticipation of the January Vail Big Beers fest, our brewmaster created a strong batch of American Barleywine. It fermented out as predicted and then embarked on two solid months of aging. On Sunday December 11th, we gathered ’round the tap room to sample the beer and watch the Broncos game. Solidly warm in our bellies after one or two, the name ideas began to flow. As the beers emptied, the minutes in the Bronco game waned, and a certain quarterback had launched another miraculous comeback. When the last three points registered on the scoreboard, our Ale Ambassador called out, with his arms spread wide….”TEBREW.” The Bonfire Barleywine had a name.
As we relished the simplicity of it, we thought about how beautifully the name resonated with all that Bonfire is about — community, camaraderie, beer, dogs, and goofy beer names. Demshitz. PINK-I. Stranger. And now TEBREW. A high-octane beer that gets better as you drink it down. Occasionally bringing you to a knee in appreciation. It’s only appropriate that this big beer was made in a small batch, and will disappear as quickly as a crowd when the game is over. But the fire will always burn here and the community will always have an odd beer name and a warm bar to rally around. Football will always broadcast on Sundays, and beer will always go great with it.
TEBREW is about celebrating victory, drowning the sorrow of loss, raising a glass and rooting for the home team. Join us in the only place TEBREW will ever pour — at our tap room in tiny Eagle, CO. Just make sure you bring a designated driver. Or a really smart dog.