Brewery’s next firkin is just peachy

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 1:30 PM

Capitalizing on Colorado’s Palisade peaches, Steamworks Brewing Co. plans to continue its Firkin Fridays series by tapping its “Palisade Punch” firkin at 3 p.m. Friday.

The base of Palisade Punch is Steamworks’ Third Eye P.A., a pale ale with a strong malt backbone to balance the hops, lending spicy and citrus qualities.

“In honor of a great Colorado fruit harvest, I made a peach and apricot IPA,” said Director of Brewing Operations Ken Martin in a news release.

The Palisade Punch firkin was fermented with Palisade peach juice as well as an apricot puree.

A firkin is an old English unit of volume, typically a wooden cask equal to approximately one-quarter of a regular barrel, or nine-tenths of a gallon. The word “firkin” is derived from the Middle Dutch word “vierdekijn,” which means “fourth,” as in one-fourth the size. Firkin beer is unpasteurized and unfiltered, contains no preservatives and is served at cellar temperature – cool but not cold.

Steamworks, 801 East Second Ave., began its Firkin Friday series to introduce unusual, specialty craft beers to patrons and augment its regular offerings.

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