LOCH Wee Heavy Scotch Ale wins the silver medal at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival in the Scotch Ale category.
Breakout Brewer: BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats
By creating ingredient-focused beers that accentuate the flavors he finds in beers, BRU’s Ian Clark creates beers that reflect his culinary mindset.
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Created by Ian Clark, a professionally trained chef who happens to love homebrewing as well. And since Clark designed both, he's blended them together for a contemporary brewpub that's a real reason to toast.
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Ian Clark’s garage-based nanobrewery pumps out newly bottled beers like the date-infused Obitus American Brown Ale and lemon zest-and-juniper-spiked Citrum IPA.
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2. BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats, Boulder
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Its young vibe, edgy food and complex beer will impress even the most rigid of ale snobs. This combination's sure to serve as a perfect treat after work or during weekend festivities.
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The taprooms of most local breweries don't serve food at all; the few that have kitchens tend to turn out standard pub grub. Thanks to chef, brewer and owner Ian Clark, BRU is an exception in every way. And this creation serves as elegant proof.
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Ian Clark stands out even in that DIY community. He cooks, gardens, makes beer and keeps bees - and he brings all his talents together at this sunny brewpub.
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Best enjoyed in their cozy Boulder taproom, this is as well-balanced and tasty an IPA as you'll find, thanks to the fresh lemon zest and juniper berries in the mix.
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Being a trained chef gives Clark the unique ability to craft some very artful beer recipes, like an imperial stout made with Colorado peaches and bitter cocoa or an IPA brewed with fresh lemon zest and juniper.
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At the bar at Centro Latin Kitchen in Boulder, Colo., where the first drops of chef Ian Clark’s pet-project nanobrewery, BRU Handbuilt Ales, are pouring. Obitus, a brown ale brewed with dates, is a must-drink.
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Ian Clark lives at the end of a cul-de-sac in a neighborhood in north Boulder. Attached to the front of his home is a nondescript 400-square-foot garage. What’s inside is far from typical: Clark uses this space to operate his commercially licensed nanobrewery, BRU Handbuilt Ales.
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Citrum. The lemon zest- and juniper- accented IPA is the first pour from chef Ian Clark's BRU, his home brewery. The golden ale is layered with a light hoppy flavor and notes of fruit and herbs.
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Chef Ian Clark of Centro recently announced he is starting a nano-brewery. Talk about a beer and food pairing.