Wynkoop Brewing Co. is set to debut the latest entry into its aluminum lineup: Mile High Pale Ale. This sessionable version of the popular Mile H.I.P.A. will be available in cans to kick off the July 4 holiday weekend and will feature a new can design. This new design will be the template that the other year-round classics like Railyard, Belgorado, B3K and Colorojo will soon transfer into. The new can template features the Denver skyline as well as a map of Denver in the background.
“We wanted to update the look of the can and create more unity in the design of the beers we make,” said Andy Brown, Wynkoop’s head brewer. “We are Denver’s first craft brewery, so I made this beer and named it in tribute to that back when I started working there in 2008.”
For those in the Denver area though, be sure to head to the Wynkoop brewpub first because Mile High Pale Ale is being served on the company’s innovative hopinator device prior to the canned 6-packs coming out July 3. Mile High Pale Ale will also replace Silverback, which is no longer produced by Wynkoop, in the Mile High Mix 12-pack box. Colorojo Imperial Red Ale, which originally came out as a seasonal, will be transitioning into the year-round lineup and will be the next beer to move to the new design. Patty’s Chile Beer will be back in four-packs mid-July, and will feature a new label as well.
“The seasonal, hand-labeled cans will continue to feature quirkier art, but will still be easy to connect to the other Wynkoop beers on the shelf once they are all in the new template,” Brown said. Patty’s, named after Westword founder Patricia Calhoun, will follow Kurt’s Mile High Malt, which was released in April and featured a Kurt Vonnegut self-portrait.