This beautiful, deep russet brew has the sweet and somewhat nutty character of Adam Avery’s late (1992-2002) Chocolate Lab, for which it is named. Chocolate malt gives this beer a brown sugar maltiness with hints of vanilla and nuts, while subtle hopping gives it an overall drinkability that’s second to none–just like Ellie!

Beer Style: American Brown Ale
Hop Variety: Bullion, Sterling
Malt Variety: Two-row barley, Chocolate, Munich, Honey malt, Caramel 120 
1.056 ABV: 5.5% IBUs: 28 Color: Deep Russet

Food pairing: Roasted meats prepared with spicy and/or smoky flavors are natural pairings for Ellie’s Brown Ale. Try ancho chili pork or beef tacos with chipotle mole.

1997 Colorado State Fair “1st Place Brown Ale”
2002 Top of the Town Award – 5280 Magazine – “Top Local Beer”
2005 Great American Beer Festival “Bronze Medal”
2007 New York Times – Winner, “Best of the Browns”