Verboten Brewery opened their doors to the public this year and is now the 5th brewery to open in Loveland, Colorado; what is rapidly becoming a great beer town. Verboten is the German word for forbidden. This brewery plans to grow their beer repertoire by focusing on ingredients that were once considered “verboten” to be brewed with in Germany because of the beer purity law called Reinheitsgebot (don’t ask me to pronounce it!). Reinheitsgebot says that for a beer to be legitimate, it only can be made from water, barley and hops.
What ingredients does Verboten plan to brew with? So far the brewery has started with a few different styles of beers ranging from a caramel porter to a lemongrass wit. Strange flavors are on the way. Soon you will be able to try dill pickle pale ale, Irish parsnip beer and strawberry rhubarb wheat. Don’t let these flavors scare you away from trying them, Verboten is not a novelty beer company. Verboten wants the flavors to come out in the beer and compliment its natural flavor but never be overpowering.
The brewery has been decorated beautifully, centering around their antique cooler from the early 1900s where the kegs of beer are stored. They call the décor “industrial farmhouse” with Edison bulbs and warm reclaimed wood. Have Kids? Bring them along, one of Verboten’s priorities is to make their brewery family friendly and plan to host plenty of family friendly events.
The idea of stretching the limits of beer ingredients has become increasingly popular in Northern Colorado. My wife and I love “brewery hoping” from brewery to brewery tasting unique flavors because these days none of the beers we try are at all similar. Verboten has made a potential one stop shop trying different things. I am really excited to see what beers they come up with. I am excited that Loveland is adding to the area of excellent beer. I am excited they are family friendly. Don’t be afraid to be venturous with trying different beer in Northern Colorado, we are among the some of the most skilled brewers in the world, Verboten is no exception.