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Calidad Beer Expands Distribution to Colorado with Elite Brands

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 17, 2020) – Calidad Beer today announced the brand’s debut throughout the state of Colorado via a strategic distribution partnership with Elite Brands of Colorado. This expansion marks Calidad’s first-ever venture beyond its home state of California, setting the stage for an aggressive national expansion strategy in 2021. Since the brand’s [...]

Introducing Archer Roose Canned Wines

Elite Brands welcomes Archer Roose Canned Wine to Colorado and the Elite Brands family! Born at the dinner table while lamenting to friends about the high cost of quality wine, Archer Roose co-founders and wine lovers, Marian and Dave, began to seriously question the conventional wine model in the U.S. With Dave's experience running an [...]

Drink These Wines At Your Thanksgiving Celebrations

Thanksgiving tends to be an all day affair for most families, and if you're anything like us, our wine selections aren't limited to the dining table. We've asked our in-house Wine Manager, Jordan Arp, to share six great wine recommendations that can be enjoyed throughout your Thanksgiving holiday! Drink this wine while cooking Funckenhausen Rosé [...]

New Booze in Colorado | November 2020

Check out the newest products added to our portfolio from the past month. Flying Dog Thunderpeel Hazy IPA Beer 4 Noses El Jefe Con Leche, Denver, CO (6/4/16oz C) 4 Noses Strawberry Velvet Milkshake IPA, Denver, CO (1/2b) 4 Noses Strawberry Velvet Milkshake IPA, Denver, CO (1/6b) 4 Noses Strawberry Velvet Milkshake IPA, Denver, CO (6/4/16oz C) [...]

Featured: Treeline Bloody Mary Mixes

Treeline Bloody Mary Mixes Colorado Tree Line Bloody Mary Mixes are made with real food and have a clean label. Our mixes are made in Denver, Colorado without: artificial flavors, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, artificial preservatives, xanthan gum or any other chemical thickening agents. Separation is natural so shake well. {{ vc_btn: title=ORDER+NOW&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fdsdlink.com%252FECP_19.12_A%252Faspx1%252FHome.aspx%253F%2526%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C&el_class=button-style-1 }}

Featured: Epic Lemon Bomb Tart n Juicy Sour IPA

Epic Brewing Co. Lemon Bomb Tart n Juicy Sour IPA Denver, CO Lactobacillus, hops & real lemons are like sunshine for your mouth. This Lemon Bomb is bursting with real fruit flavor you won’t get at some kid's lemonade stand. There’s no added sugar to this kettle soured ale, pucker up buttercup! {{ vc_btn: title=ORDER+NOW&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fdsdlink.com%252FECP_19.12_A%252Faspx1%252FHome.aspx%253F%2526%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C&el_class=button-style-1 [...]

Featured: Rubus Blanc de Blancs

Rubus Blanc de Blancs France The Rubus Project was created by specialty importer Fran Kysela as a way to source & sell incredible wines at value prices. All wines in this international project are hand-selected by Fran Kysela. Rubus wines are fruit driven, true-to-type values that over deliver – a true representation of quality for [...]

Featured: Clos Mogador Manyetes Priorat 2015

Clos Mogador Manyetes Priorat 2015 (96pts Wine Advocate) Spain Les Manyetes” is a south-facing vineyard, located at 250m above sea level. The soil is 100% “llicorella” (a type of schist) with very little top soil, where the vines struggle to survive. It is our hottest vineyard plot. In this soil and with this type of [...]

Featured: Athletic All Out Stout

Athletic Brewing Co. All Out Non-Alcoholic Stout Connecticut All Out Stout was built for cold weather. We recommend enjoying by the fire after a long day on the slopes. Expect a full-bodied mouthfeel and a pleasantly roasty finish, as well as delicate coffee and bittersweet chocolate notes. Pairs excellently with savory dishes like hearty chili or [...]

Featured: Copper Can Moscow Mule

Copper Can Moscow Mule Made with 6x distilled gluten free vodka, house made ginger beer, real organic lime juice. At 10% ABV, the Copper Can is both strong and easy to drink. {{ vc_btn: title=ORDER+NOW&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fdsdlink.com%252FECP_19.12_A%252Faspx1%252FHome.aspx%253F%2526%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C&el_class=button-style-1 }}

Featured: Raptor Ridge Estate Pinot Noir

Raptor Ridge Winery Estate Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, Oregon Raptor Ridge Estate's Tuscowallame Vineyard is located in Oregon's Chehalem Mountains, about 25 miles southwest of Portland. The vineyard site slopes east-southeast. Tuscowallame is an indigenous word meaning "place where the owls dwell". {{ vc_btn: title=ORDER+NOW&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fdsdlink.com%252FECP_19.12_A%252Faspx1%252FHome.aspx%253F%2526%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C&el_class=button-style-1 }}

Featured: Wibby Moondoor Dunkel

Wibby Brewing Moondoor Dunkel Longmont, CO Supple and crisp, this delectable dark lager has a medium body, which starts with a chocolate roast and ends with ordering it again. ABV 5.5%   IBU 25 {{ vc_btn: title=ORDER+NOW&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fdsdlink.com%252FECP_19.12_A%252Faspx1%252FHome.aspx%253F%2526%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C&el_class=button-style-1 }}

Are you Afraid of the Dark?

Halloween is right around the corner and now that we've enjoyed our share of pumpkin beers over the last few months, it's time to turn our tastebuds toward some beers that'll take us through winter. We're talking about those deep dark stouts! Don't be afraid of the dark this Halloween as we shed some light [...]

Elite University is Now in Session

Written By: Chris Deutschman Sales Manager, Elite Brands We really love what we do—and everything that surrounds our industry, products, people, and culture. We are not selling paper, am I right? That love and passion fuels our hunger for learning and drives much of our programming for continuing education. Every week, classes are in session [...]

Cocktail on your Terms with FULLBAR

FULLBAR, makers of premium canned spirits and mixers in a can, has expanded its distribution to Colorado with Elite Brands this month. FULLBAR, which is based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, works with prestigious distilleries and proven flavor houses to create an authentic cocktail experience that goes where the customer goes. With FULLBAR, the customer [...]

New Products – October 2020

Check out the newest products added to our portfolio from the past month. Athletic Brewing Upside Dawn Non-Alcoholic Golden Beer 4 Noses Brewing Co. Michelada, Denver, CO (6/4/16oz C) Athletic Run Wild Non-Alcoholic IPA, Stratford, CT (4/6/12oz C) Athletic Upside Dawn Non-Alcoholic Golden Ale, Stratford, CT (4/6/12oz C) DESTIHL Peanut Butter Milk Stout, Normal, IL (1/6b) Epic Imperial [...]

Featured: Archer Roose Canned Wine

Archer Roose Rosé, Bubbly, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec International Bubbly Crisp, clean and dry with fruit-forward notes of pear and apple. This can of delicious goodness hails from Veneto, Italy, the true birthplace of Prosecco. It’s frothy, and fruity -- perfect for completing your Aperol Spritz or simply sipping and savoring. Let’s face it: bubbles, not [...]

Featured: Fullbar Canned Spirits

FULLBAR American Whiskey, Artisan Gin, Premium Vodka, Blanco Tequila, Caribbean Rum Grand Rapids, MI American Whiskey Color: Light Amber Nose: A balance of grain, cream, and fruit with hints of chocolate and espresso. Taste: Subtle corn sweetness at the top with cream notes through the body. Finish: A layered medium-length finish with syrup flavors followed by creamy chocolate then rye. Artisan [...]

Featured: Lucignano Chianti

Lucignano Chianti Classico San Casciano Val di Pesa, Italy Traditional fermentation and maceration with the skins for 12-18 days in glazed concrete vats, the must is pumped over four times a day during the first week, and twice a day during the following weeks. The wine matures in glazed concrete vats for 12-18 months. Blend: [...]

Featured: Epic Big Bad Baptist

Epic Brewing Co. Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout Denver, CO It's BIG, it's BAD, it's one of the best barrel-aged stouts in the world! We take our rich and roasty Imperpial Stout and age it in flavorful Whiskey barrels before adding copious amounts of artisanal coffee and real cacao nibs. The result is a badass [...]

Featured: Short’s Soft Parade

Short's Brewing Soft Parade Fruit Ale Bellaire, MI Soft Parade is Short’s Flagship Fruit Ale brewed with pureed strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. This rose-colored ale has aromas of ripe strawberries and grain. With flavors of fresh berries and rye, Soft Parade finishes dry and eminently drinkable. ABV: 7.5% IBUs: 15 {{ vc_btn: title=ORDER+NOW&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fdsdlink.com%252FECP_19.12_A%252Faspx1%252FHome.aspx%253F%2526%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C&el_class=button-style-1 }}

Featured: Ommegang Neon Rainbows Hazy DIPA

Brewery Ommegang Neon Rainbows Hazy Double IPA Cooperstown, NY Neon Rainbows pours cloudy golden-orange with a bright white head. The aroma is a melange of tropical fruits, citrus, and bubblegum. Modest bitterness is balanced by billowy pale malts, with generous flavors of melon, pineapple, and orange juice. ABV: 8.0% IBUs: 50 {{ vc_btn: title=ORDER+NOW&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fdsdlink.com%252FECP_19.12_A%252Faspx1%252FHome.aspx%253F%2526%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C&el_class=button-style-1 }}

Featured: 21st Amendment Hell or High Mango IPA

21st Amendment Hell or High Mango IPA San Francisco, CA As the days get shorter, Lady Liberty glows at our sunset gate with her welcoming arms. A light and refreshing straw-colored beer, fruity and sweet, brewed with real mango's, brimming with tropical floral notes. You’ll feel transported to an oasis during the orange and red [...]

Featured: Athletic Brewing Co.

Athletic Brewing Co. Upside Dawn Non-Alcoholic Golden & Run Wild Non-Alcoholic IPA Stratford, CT Upside Dawn Non-Alcoholic Golden Classic non-alcoholic craft golden ale. Refreshing, clean, balanced, light-bodied. Aromas subtle with floral and earthy notes. Brewed with premium organic malts from US & Germany along with combo of English and traditional American hops. Run Wild Non-Alcoholic [...]

Crush a Can with Telluride Brewing

Interview with: Charlie Ingram Telluride Brewing Co, Director of Sales Q: Tell us how the “Peel Before Recycling” label came about?   A: The stickers on our wrapped cans have plastic elements that confuse recycling machines during the sorting process.  Because the machines cannot decipher between the aluminum and plastic, cans are kicked into a [...]

Athletic Brewing Co. Partners with Elite Brands for Distribution in Colorado

ATHLETIC BREWING COMPANY EXPANDS INTO COLORADO AS SURGING TREND IN HEALTH AND WELLNESS DRIVES CONSUMER DEMAND FOR “ATHLETIC BEER” Non-Alcohol Category Thriving in the U.S. as Sales Increase 40+ Percent in 2020 Athletic Brewing Donates Two Percent of Sales to “Two for the Trails” Program STRATFORD, CT (September 11, 2020) – Athletic Brewing Company, the first [...]

New Products – September 2020

Check out the newest products added to our portfolio from the past month. Green Flash Beter Organic Wheat Acai Berry Beer Green Flash Brewing Co. - Beter Organic Wheat Acai, San Diego, CA (4/6/12oz C) Tivoli Brewing Co. - Slam Dunkel, Denver, CO (4/6/12oz C, 1/2b) Huyghe Brwery - Delirium Nocturnum, Melle, Belgium (6/4/500ml C) Greg [...]

Featured: Telluride Move Me Brightly IPA

Telluride Brewing Co. Move Me Brightly IPA Telluride, Colorado A clear, juicy IPA with a drinkable ABV and an ever changing collection of hops and hop terpenes. {{ vc_btn: title=ORDER+NOW&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fdsdlink.com%252FECP_19.12_A%252Faspx1%252FHome.aspx%253F%2526%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C&el_class=button-style-1 }}

Featured: Duchesse Petite

Duchesse Petite Belgium Duchesse Petite is a Flemish Red Ale aged in Oak. The beer is brewed with deeply roasted malt, spicy hops, fruity yeast and fresh water from a well with a depth of 172 m, which ensures constant quality and purity impeccable water. After the main and secondary fermentation, the Duchesse Petite undergoes [...]

Featured: Badgerhound Wines

Badgerhound Wines Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma, California It was originally created as a pet project, but it has quickly gained a cult following in select markets nationwide. One pour, and you’ll see why. {{ vc_btn: title=ORDER+NOW&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fdsdlink.com%252FECP_19.12_A%252Faspx1%252FHome.aspx%253F%2526%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C&el_class=button-style-1 }}

Featured: Greg Norman Estates

Greg Norman Estates Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Shiraz/Cabernet United States, Australia, New Zealand Greg Norman Estates’ wines showcase upfront fruit balanced with a good structure and judiciously used seasoned oak. The wines are crafted to be approachable on release, which means broad flavors that fill out the palate, a nicely weighted [...]

Featured: Epic Imperial Pumpkin Porter

Epic Brewing Imperial Pumpkin Porter & Barrel-Aged Imperial Pumpkin Porter Denver, Colorado Imperial Pumpkin Porter The essence of fall! This beer explodes with aromas of sweet spices giving way to chocolate and roasted malt. Flavors are reminiscent of fresh-cut pumpkin and chocolate and complimented by hints of clove, fresh Madagascar vanilla beans, nutmeg and allspice. [...]

Featured: Liefman’s Kriek-Brut

Liefman's Kriek-Brut Belgium Liefmans Kriek-Brut is a deep reddish-brown colour, with a pale head and wood and almond notes. On the palette, you can clearly taste the slightly sweet, yet at the same time gently bitter fruit flavours. This is a beer that just oozes class… {{ vc_btn: title=ORDER+NOW&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fdsdlink.com%252FECP_19.12_A%252Faspx1%252FHome.aspx%253F%2526%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C&el_class=button-style-1 }}

Featured: Tivoli Slam Dunkel

Tivoli Brewing Co. Slam Dunkel Denver, Colorado Earthy chocolate tones with a bitter, bready malt finish. 5.5% ABV 30 IBUs {{ vc_btn: title=ORDER+NOW&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fdsdlink.com%252FECP_19.12_A%252Faspx1%252FHome.aspx%253F%2526%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C&el_class=button-style-1 }}

Four Wines for National Red Wine Day

By Jordan Arp Elite Brands, Wine Manager Jip Jip Rocks Sparkling Shiraz Non Vintage: 90 Points BTI Most red wine lovers have tried a Shiraz from down under but few have tried the “uniquely Australian” Sparkling Shiraz. The wine begins as a still red wine on its first fermentation and then it’s secondary fermentation takes place in its bottle [...]

New Products – August 2020

Check out the newest products added to our portfolio from the past month. Telluride Brewing Co. Mexican Lager Beer AleSmith Brewing Co. - IPA, San Diego, CA (6/4/16oz C) Brooklyn Brewery - Spritz Sparkling Orange Refresher, Brooklyn, NY (4/6/12oz C) Modern Times - Tycho Hazy IPA, San Diego, CA (6/4/16oz C) Modern Times - Fruitlands Mai Tai, [...]

Independent Distributor Network Poised to Offer Wine & Spirits Producers a Revolutionary Alternative

Atlanta, Georgia (July 28, 2020) – The wine and spirits business continues to evolve, with producers and buyers alike looking for more service, more flexibility, and more choice. Independent Distributor Network (IDN) is a unique model, whose members are local, family-owned distributors working together to offer wine and spirits producers an alternative solution to establish [...]

Featured: Puntagave

Puntagave Tequila, Mezcal, Raicilla, Sotol, Bacanora Mexico These esoteric spirits are from different altitudes and micro-climates throughout Mexico and just like wine, these agave distillates are a result of weather and terroir. What does this mean? What it means is that Puntagave will demonstrate different taste profiles and aromas that “terroir” exists in agave, the [...]

Featured: Six Hats Wine

Six Hats Pinotage, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz Citrusdal, South Africa The Citrusdal Wines cellar is in the heart of the town and was initially amalgamated as a co-operative in 1957. In 2007 the operation was re-structured under the guidance of Charles Back. The company is now a collaborative partnership including a number of Fairtrade farmers, Charles [...]

Featured: Graham + Fisk’s Wine-In-A-Can

Graham + Fisk's Wine-In-A-Can Rosé with Bubbles, White with Bubbles, Red Wine, White Wine California Rosé with Bubbles Wine Enthusiast Best Buy California Wine Zinfandel & Unoaked Chardonnay Strawberry - Soft Sweetness - Crisp   White Wine with Bubbles Wine Enthusiast Best Buy California Wine Unoaked Chardonnay & Viognier with Bubbles Melon - Well Balanced [...]

Featured: Art of Wine

Art of Wine The Kiss Brut, The Great Wave Sauvignon Blanc, Composition II Red Blend International A work of art means something different to each of us. Does Hokusai’s Great Wave remind you of your best friend? Does Klimt’s The Kiss make you think of a long lost love? Does Mondrian’s Composition II cast your [...]

Featured: Clarity Variety Pack

Clarity Hard Sparkling Water Variety Pack - Raspberry, Mango, Lime & Ginger, Meyer Lemon Fortuna, California Clarity Hard Sparkling Water Variety Pack with four main flavors including Raspberry, Meyer Lemon, Lime & Ginger, and Mango. Made by the same family whose passion created North America's first 100% certified organic brewery, Clarity brings the same thought [...]

Featured: Colorado Cider Mini Bin

Colorado Cider Co. Mini Bin Variety Pack - Glider Cider, Grasshop-Ah, Cherry Cider Denver, Colorado Introducing the Mini Bin Variety Pack. The 6-pack compliment to our 12-pack Mixed Bin. 2 ciders each of Glider, Grasshop-Ah, & Cherry. {{ vc_btn: title=ORDER+NOW&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fdsdlink.com%252FECP_19.12_A%252Faspx1%252FHome.aspx%253F%2526%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C&el_class=button-style-1 }}

Featured: Ace Guava Hard Cider

Ace Craft Ciders Guava Craft Cider Sebastopol, California Fresh Pink Guava juice blended with our semi-dry apple cider. Fruit forward with semi-dry undertones. Enjoy this taste of Brazil! 5% ABV Unfiltered Very Refreshing! {{ vc_btn: title=ORDER+NOW&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fdsdlink.com%252FECP_19.12_A%252Faspx1%252FHome.aspx%253F%2526%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C&el_class=button-style-1 }}

Featured: Epic Lemon Bomb Tart n Juicy Sour IPA

Epic Brewing Co. Lemon Bomb Tart n Juicy Sour IPA Denver, Colorado Lactobacillus, hops & real lemons are like sunshine for your mouth. This Lemon Bomb is bursting with real fruit flavor you won’t get at some kid's lemonade stand. There’s no added sugar to this kettle soured ale, pucker up buttercup! {{ vc_btn: title=ORDER+NOW&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fdsdlink.com%252FECP_19.12_A%252Faspx1%252FHome.aspx%253F%2526%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C&el_class=button-style-1 [...]

Alcohol eCommerce in 2020

Alcohol eCommerce in 2020 Written by: Chris Deutchman, Sales Manager, Elite Brands It is 2020 folks…we’ve got Artificial Intelligence, Gene-editing, Self-Driving Cars, Reusable Rockets, Wi-Fi Connected Thermostats and Refrigerators, Hoverboards, and even Online Ordering. Okay – online ordering might not be as impressive of a technological advancement as these others, but the evolution and where [...]

Celebrate Colorado Day 2020

The Centennial State is celebrating its 144th birthday on Saturday, August 1. You know we live in one of the most beautiful states in the country, we know it, so let's celebrate in one of the best ways we know how... raising a pint of Colorado craft beer! We're proud to represent some of Colorado's [...]

Piedmont: A Guide to the Italian Wine Region

Written By Sunny Brown Regional Manager - Central US DeGrazia Imports (published in Elite Brands' Fall 2020 Price Guide) Piemonte is perhaps Italy’s most diverse and high-quality wine area. Situated in the northeast corner of the country, this fascinating landscape is surrounded by the Alps to the north and west and the Apennine mountains to [...]

For the Love of Lager

Written By Clare McCarthy (published in Elite Brands' Summer 2020 Price Guide)   With their crisp, clean taste and refreshing qualities, lagers have long been considered the most dominant style in the beer market. Originating in the 15th century in Northern Europe in what is now Germany and Austria, lagers are different from ales in [...]

Belgian Independence Day 2020

Happy Belgian Independence Day to our brewery friends in Belgium! Elite Brands has a long history representing some of the most iconic beers from Belgium, though not nearly as long as the histories of the breweries, many of which have been operating for 100+ years. Elite has been proud to take staff on an annual [...]

New Products – July 2020

Check out the newest products added to our portfolio from the past month. Tucher Helles Lager Beer Schloss Eggenberg - Radler, Vorchdorf, Austria, (6/4/500ml C) Schloss Eggenberg - Hopfenkönig Pils, Vorchdorf, Austria, (6/4/500ml C) Einstök - Icelandic Lime & Juniper Pils, Akureyri, Iceland (4/6/330ml C) Tivoli Brewing Co. - Helles Lager 12 Pack, Denver, CO [...]

Mixed 6: Independence Day 2020

With Independence Day celebrations looking a little different this year, we've put together a mixed-six of beverage recommendations to help deliver a little familiarity and a lot of flavor to your holiday weekend! No matter how your socially-distanced festivities look, count on these recommendations to help you celebrate. Cheers! 21st Amendment Brewery Brew Free or Die! [...]

Featured: Aprendiz Mezcal

Aprendiz Espadin Mezcal Oaxaca, Mexico Aprendiz Espadin is produced by Isaías Martínez and his father-in-law in San Juan del Río, Oaxaca. Aprendiz Mezcal is produced through a completely handmade processes, respecting the traditional way of making mezcal. This mezcal is balanced, displays the classic mezcal smokiness, and goes great in cocktails. {{ vc_btn: title=ORDER+NOW&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fdsdlink.com%252FECP_19.12_A%252Faspx1%252FHome.aspx%253F%2526%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C&el_class=button-style-1 }}

Featured: Goats do Roam Wine

Goats do Roam White, Rosé, Red Western Cape, South Africa The legend goes that some errant members of Fairview’s long-established goat herd once escaped from their paddock into the Fairview vineyards after Charles Back’s young son Jason accidentally left the gate open. The little group happily roamed among the vineyards, showing rare discernment by selecting [...]

Featured: Pampelonne Sparkling Wine Cocktails

Pampelonne Blood Orange Spritz, French 75, La Peche, Rosé Lime Made with French wine Pampelonne is inspired by the most sophisticated yet carefree beach in St. Tropez with the same name, and the unique sparkling rosé that people imbibe there. We wanted to share this rule-breaking rosé with our friends in America. Our goal: create [...]

Featured: St. Bernardus Wit

Brouwerij St. Bernard Wit Watou, Belgium St. Bernardus Wit from Brouwerij St. Bernard is a traditional Belgian white beer developed and brewed in collaboration with the legendary Master Brewer Pierre Celis. This ale is very pale (whitish-yellow color) and quite hazy. The head is white and dense. In aroma, it has a wheaty, apple-like, tartness; [...]

Featured: Stiegl Lemon Radler

Stieglbrauerei Lemon Radler Salzburg, Austria Best Stiegl-Goldbräu blended with lemonade made with real lemon juice results in a sparkling, invigorating taste that appeals to women and men alike. Its delicate hints of citrus and fresh aroma are the reason why this naturally cloudy Radler is one of Austria’s most popular beverages. The refreshingly fruity taste [...]

Featured: Beaches Cocktail Variety Pack

Beaches Hard Seltzer Cocktail Variety Pack Bellaire, Michigan (From Short's Brewing Co.) Beaches Cocktail Variety Pack includes four cocktail inspired hard seltzer flavors made with real fruit juice: Margarita, Mojito, Paloma, and Pina Colada. Each flavor taste like the real deal making these cocktails in a can easy to bring to your favorite beach when [...]

Featured: Wibby Home Team Pilsner

Wibby Brewing Home Team Pilsner Longmont, Colorado An easy-drinking, German Pilsner. Home Team finishes with a more pronounced hop character from Crystal hops. {{ vc_btn: title=ORDER+NOW&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fdsdlink.com%252FECP_19.12_A%252Faspx1%252FHome.aspx%253F%2526%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C&el_class=button-style-1 }}

Elite Dads

Father's Day is coming up this weekend so we thought we'd give a shout-out to the "Elite" dads working in the booze biz! Here are some of our own "Elite" dads and how they're celebrating with their families this weekend! Cheers to the dads out there! Cole Hanson Brand Manager "We are going to picnic [...]

New Products – June 2020

Check out the newest products added to our portfolio from the past month. Chimay Doree Gold Ale Beer 21st Amendment - Sparkale Tropical Sparkling Ale, San Leandro, CA (4/6/12oz C) Epic Brewing Co. - Epically Strange Imperial Stout, Denver, CO (6/4/16oz C) Telluride Brewing Co. - Redfish Red Ale, Telluride, CO (4/6/12oz C, 1/6b, 1/2b) [...]

Summer Whites

Nothing says summer quite like an evening on the patio enjoying the warm weather with a refreshing drink in hand. When it comes to summer, we love an easy-drinking, fresh white wine. We've selected four whites perfectly suited for summer from four very different regions of the world including Italy, Portugal, Hungary and the U.S. [...]

Featured: Epic Lunar Transit

Epic Brewing Co. Lunar Transit Juicy & Hazy IPA, 5% ABV It's like watching a full moon rise in the desert, then enjoying the night under a cloudless sky. Lunar Transit is light, crisp, and full of juicy hop flavor. {{ vc_btn: title=ORDER+NOW&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fdsdlink.com%252FECP_19.12_A%252Faspx1%252FHome.aspx%253F%2526%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C&el_class=button-style-1 }}

Featured: Wodka Vodka

Wodka Vodka WÓDKA is an honest vodka. We make it from the finest Polish rye by distilling it five times and charcoal filtering it twice. The result is a clean, no-frills, high-quality vodka that tastes good in cocktails and also tastes good out of cocktails. {{ vc_btn: title=ORDER+NOW&align=center&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fdsdlink.com%252FECP_19.12_A%252Faspx1%252FHome.aspx%253F%2526%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C&el_class=button-style-1 }}

Featured: Silver Peak Wines

Silver Peak Wines Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel North Coast - California Silver Peak captures the pioneering spirit of California with these North Coast appellation releases. Like the fabled prospectors of years past, our winemakers seek hidden treasures among the finest growing regions. In California's North Coast, we searched the hills and valleys for [...]

Featured: Mr. Moody’s Potion Wines

Mr. Moody's Potion Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Blend, Pinot Noir, Rosé North Coast - California Mr. Moody’s Potion is all about the fun of winemaking. The alchemy of mixing things together and making something magical. The North Coast AVA provides the incredible grapes that makes these wines truly shine. By applying time-honored winemaking processes, we are [...]

Featured: Ommegang Apripêche

Brewery Ommegang Apripêche Tart Belgian Ale, 6.3% ABV Cooperstown, NY The juicy sweetness of peaches, the delicate acidity of apricots; closely related, but distinctly different. In Apripêche, we marry these delectable stone fruits into a thirst-quenching Belgian-style witbier, then add just the right amount of a tart Flemish golden ale. The delicious result is an [...]

Featured: Aspen Independence Ale

Aspen Brewing Co. Independence Pass Ale, 7% ABV Aspen, Colorado Independence Pass Ale is our super-hopped high altitude rendition of the classic India Pale Ale style. We couldn’t help but name our high-hop beer after Aspen’s eastern boundary and 12,095ft. high-elevation pass—maybe due to the delirious effect, or maybe because the initials just worked out [...]

Featured: Funkwerks Tropic King Saison

Funkwerks Tropic King Imperial Saison, 8% ABV Imperial Saison. Originally designed to be a hoppier version of our flagship Saison, the accidental (but fortuitous) addition of two extra bags of Munich malt balanced the hop leaving us this very unique Imperial Saison. Notes of passion fruit, mango, peach, ginger and pepper. Pairs well with hula hooping. {{ [...]

Featured: Wibby Pool Party Pack

Wibby Brewing Co. Lightshine Radler Pool Party Pack Featuring Strawberry, Pineapple, Mango, Grapefruit Award-winning Lightshine Helles blended with a splash of house-made lemonade. Refreshing! {{ vc_btn: title=ORDER+NOW&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fdsdlink.com%252FECP_19.12_A%252Faspx1%252FHome.aspx%253F%2526%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C&el_class=button-style-1 }}

Cheers to our Families!

We're taking a quick booze break from our regular content to give a shout-out to a special group of people. This global pandemic has certainly reached all corners of our lives and we wanted to take a moment to recognize the family members and friends of our staff who are working in essential jobs. Whether [...]

Elevate Your Memorial Day Holiday with these Food and Drink Pairings

For many of us, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer and the opportunity to enjoy these beautiful Colorado days outside. While most of our celebrations may look a little different this year, our food and drink selections are still primed to have their moment! Fire up the grill and stock the cooler as [...]

Jiant Hard Kombucha Partners with Elite Brands for Colorado Expansion

DENVER – Jiant Hard Kombucha is thrilled to announce a new distribution partnership with Denver-based Elite Brands of Colorado.  “We’re very excited to be working with the great team at Jiant,” said Terry Cekola, Owner & President of Elite Brands. “Jiant serves as a perfect compliment to our award-winning craft portfolio as evidenced by their [...]

Featured: Crazy Mountain Hookiebobb IPA

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Featured: Tivoli Mountain Squeeze

MOUNTAIN SQUEEZE JUICY IPA Slight veil with bright orange hue. Juicy fruit bursts with very subtle bitterness. At Tivoli, while we always hold our heritage very dear, we also are devoted to delivering new meticulously crafted brews for our fans. Bursting with more juice-tastic flavors than even the Rockies can contain, our juicy IPA is [...]

Featured: Brooklyn Summer Ale

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Introducing Mr. Moody’s Potion

We're excited to begin distribution of North Coast AVA wines from Mr. Moody’s Potion! Mr. Moody's is all about the fun of winemaking. The alchemy of mixing things together and making something magical. The North Coast AVA provides the incredible grapes that makes these wines truly shine. By applying time-honored winemaking processes, we are able [...]

Featured: 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon

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World Malbec Day: A Toast to the Popular South American Varietal

Malbec originated in the Bordeaux region of France but has made its home in South America. Thriving in the sun-drenched climates of Argentina and Chile, Malbec is considered the signature grape of Argentina and over the year's, has become popular with red wine lovers in the U.S. Malbec World Day is celebrated each year on [...]

Funkwerks Releases Core Beers in 12oz Cans

Funkwerks has released canned six-packs of their year-round beers — Raspberry Provincial, White, Saison, and Tropic King. Cans are set to replace the current 12-ounce bottles over the course of the next six months. Rotating seasonal Provincials will also be released in six-pack cans throughout 2020. Pineapple Guava Provincial pool-side anyone?! "Being accessible to our [...]

Featured: Apaltagua Rosé

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Featured: Grove Street Orange Liqueur

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Featured: Silver Peak Pinot Noir

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Featured: Funkwerks Raspberry Provincial

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Featured: Gruvi Lager

Gruvi Craft Lager is a premium American Lager. Brewed in Colorado, this beer brings you a light-bodied lager with the perfect balance between sweet and bitter. 58 calories and 0.4% ABV. {{ vc_btn: title=ORDER+NOW&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fdsdlink.com%252FECP_19.12_A%252Faspx1%252FHome.aspx%253F%2526%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C&el_class=button-style-1 }}

Featured: Brooklyn Stonewall Inn IPA

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Elite Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day

This past weekend was World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), a global day of awareness observed by the United Nations since 2012. On this day, people with Down syndrome and those who live and work with them throughout the world organize and participate in activities and events to raise public awareness and advocate for the rights, [...]

Utilize Online Ordering During COVID-19 Disruptions

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt our daily lives and businesses, Elite Brands is committed to ensuring the safety of our staff, supplier partners, retail partners and consumers. We are thinking about our on-premise friends who have been ordered to close their businesses for the next eight weeks, in addition to our supplier partners who have [...]

Get Grüvi with Colorado’s First Craft Brewed Alcohol-Free Beverages

By Anika Sawni - Grüvi Grüvi is Colorado’s first line of craft brewed alcohol-free beverages. Grüvi was created to provide a healthy and social alternative to alcohol. As a family we lived a relatively healthy lifestyle and started to question the role of alcohol in our lives and in society overall. We realized that there [...]

Featured: Stiegl Grapefruit Radler

Stiegl Grapefruit Radler Salzburg, Austria Real grapefruit juice gives this deliciously refreshing Radler (mixed beer drink) its amber natural cloudiness and pleasant tangy taste. The refreshingly fruity taste makes Stiegl-Radler Grapefruit a wonderful thirst quencher. Brewery: Stiegl ABV: 2.0% Color: Pale Style: Fruit Beer Country: Austria Availability: 6/4/500ml C – #85971 50L Draft - #85969 [...]

Featured: Starcut Mixed Pack

Starcut Ciders Mixed Pack Northern Michigan Starcut Ciders, brought to you by Short’s Brewing Company, was founded in 2014 and born out of a desire to make unique ciders from the orchards that surround us in Michigan. Made from apples sourced from our own backyard and throughout the state, we make cider not only because we love [...]

Featured: Badgerhound Zinfandel

Badgerhound Zinfandel Sonoma, California It was originally created as a pet project, but it has quickly gained a cult following in select markets nationwide. Aromas of crushed raspberries and blackberries are framed by vanilla and cigar box notes. This wine shows sweet concentrated fruit in the mouth with plenty of oak, tannins and acidity to [...]

Featured: Wibby Moondoor Dunkel

Wibby Brewing Moondoor Dunkel Longmont, Colorado At Wibby Brewing, we start with traditional German lager brewing principles and add the American craft twist. Our craft lagers are brewed with German malt, American hops, and Rocky Mountain water. Cold fermentation and enhanced conditioning allow for our lagers to be bright and full-flavored with a crisp finish. The [...]

Featured: Reed’s Extra Ginger

Reed's Extra Ginger Beer Norwalk, Connecticut Organic Peruvian Ginger.​ We source our fresh organic ginger from Peru, known for a stronger and bolder flavor than other locations. It is sustainably farmed in Peru’s Amazon rainforest. ​ All-Natural Ingredients.​ We use only all-natural ingredients including fruit juices, cane sugar, honey and spices. We never use preservatives, [...]

Featured: Colorado Cider Pearsnickety

Colorado Cider Pearsnickety Denver, Colorado A seasonal treat made with Colorado-grown pears, Pearsnickety serves up fresh pear aromas, relaxed sweet pear flavors and a lingering, rain-washed finish. To make this winter offering, each fall we buy tons and tons of golden Bartlett Pears from growers in Colorado's famed Grand Valley. These pears make for delicious [...]

Featured: Robertson Cabernet Sauvignon

Robertson Cabernet Sauvignon Robertson, South Africa The fruit was sourced from 35 specially selected grape growing families in the Robertson Valley. Vines are grown in deep, cool alluvial soil that is rich in lime and receives an annual rainfall of only 280 mm per year. Fruit was harvested very early in the morning from the [...]

Epic Releases Tongue-In-Cheek Response to Low Calorie Trend with Super IPA Me

Irreverently shying away from a current trend in the craft beer industry, Epic Brewing is releasing Super IPA Me, an intentionally high-calorie, juicy India Pale Ale loaded with apricots, Grungeist, Styrian Dragon, and Citra hops on February 28. At 500 calories per 16oz serving, the beer is an engorged tongue-in-cheek response to the rush to [...]

Hard to craft, Easy to love – The Bruery to release a canned lager nationwide

ORANGE COUNTY, CA - The Bruery will be ringing in the new year by releasing Ruekeller Helles in 16oz cans and draft across its national distribution footprint. Ruekeller Helles is expected to hit shelves of retailers and craft beer bars across the country by the end of January 2020. Innovation and experimentation are two things [...]

Mixed 6: Stout Month

When February comes around, beer fans know it's time to embrace the dark side of beer. Each year, the Mountain Sun Pubs fill their taps with a selection of stouts throughout the month of February. In the same spirit, we're diving into the deep, dark, and roasted flavors and highlighting some of the delicious stouts [...]

Short’s Brewing Now Available in Colorado!

Elk Rapids, Mich. – Short’s Brewing Company of Bellaire and Elk Rapids, MI will begin distribution of their beer in Colorado beginning in January with Elite Brands of Colorado. Official launch events will take place throughout the expanded distribution area the week of January 27th. Short’s, known widely for their flagship beers and experimental brews, [...]

Featured: Modern Times Black House

Modern Times Black House Coffee Stout San Diego, California It’s so great that you like coffee. I just love that about you. Speaking of which, you’re holding an oatmeal coffee stout positively redolent with coffee aroma and flavor. It kind of tastes like a chocolate-covered espresso bean, only drier and more like beer. Nifty fact: [...]

Featured: 4 Noses Perfect Drift Pilsner

4 Noses Perfect Drift Pilsner Broomfield, Colorado Perfect Drift is an intensely satisfying German-Style Pilsner featuring bright hop and biscuit malt flavor. Aptly named for the coveted move of skilled fly fishermen, this beer is perfect for all of your adventures near and far, above or below water. Brewery: 4 Noses Brewing Co. Style: Pilsner [...]

Featured: ACE Pineapple Cider

ACE Pineapple Cider Sebastopol, California Inspired by the House Family’s annual visit to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, this Pineapple cider is an ideal drink for tropical hot and humid climates. Our signature drink the Hawaii 5-0 is a mix of Ace Pineapple cider, coconut rum, ice and a garnish of fresh pineapple. This original cider [...]

Featured: Green Flash Saturhaze IPA

Green Flash Saturhaze IPA San Diego, California Saturhaze is a laid-back 4.2% Hazy India Pale Ale with tropical and citrus aromas. Enjoy all-time flavor with this all-day style. Follow @HazeTheBeerDog on instagram and twitter for all things Saturhaze. Brewery: Green Flash Beer: Saturhaze Style: India Pale Ale ABV: 4.2% IBUs: 20   Availability: 12/19.2oz C – #86867 [...]

Featured: The Bruery Ruekeller Helles

The Bruery Ruekeller Helles Placentia, California Ruekeller Helles is brewed with premium imported malts and hops sourced from Germany, including Magnum, Saaz Hops, and German Pilsner malt. The result is an extraordinary lager— easy-drinking full-bodied, with light bitterness, a touch of sweetness, and a clean and crisp finish. Brewery: The Bruery Beer: Ruekeller Helles Style: [...]

Featured: Short’s Brewing Huma Lupa Licious IPA

Short's Brewing Co. Huma Lupa Licious IPA Bellaire, Michigan Huma Lupa Licious’ name derives from the hop plant, Humulus lupulus. Brewed with five different hop varieties recognized for their citrus, floral, piney, and earthy qualities, Huma is known for having an intense bitterness that is balanced by a rich malty flavor. A citrus and floral [...]

Featured: Art of Wine Sauvignon Blanc

Art of Wine The Great Wave Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand The Great Wave Sauvignon Blanc is intensely aromatic, with mouth-watering flavors of citrus, gooseberry and passion fruit and perfumed with sweet herbaceous notes. Wonderfully crisp and refreshing, with a delicate minerality and a long, lingering finish. Katsushika Hokusai created The Great Wave in around [...]

Featured: Giapoza Cabernet Sauvignon

Giapoza Cabernet Sauvignon Napa, California The 2017 Giapoza Cabernet Sauvignon shows alluring aromas right from the start, with layers of blackberry and espresso. In the mouth the wine shows layers of creamy cassis, boysenberry, and nicely perfumed oak mingling with mature tannins. The lengthy finish shows clove and Tahitian vanilla bean Vintage: 2017 Varietal: Cabernet [...]

Featured: Reed’s Extra Ginger Beer

Reed's Extra Ginger Beer Organic Peruvian Ginger.​ We source our fresh organic ginger from Peru, known for a stronger and bolder flavor than other locations. It is sustainably farmed in Peru’s Amazon rainforest. ​ All-Natural Ingredients. We use only all-natural ingredients including fruit juices, cane sugar, honey and spices. We never use preservatives, artificial flavors, [...]

Featured: Flying Embers Ancient Berry Hard Kombucha

Flying Embers Ancient Berry Hard Kombucha Flying Embers Hard Kombucha is a delicious, sparkling probiotic tea, hand-crafted with an adaptogen root blend of Ashwagandha, Turmeric, Ginger, and Astragalus. Our dry fermentation process gives our Hard Kombucha a perfectly balanced natural sweetness with zero sugar, and all of our amazing flavors are certified organic, gluten-free, and [...]

Featured: Beaches Hard Seltzer

Beaches Hard Seltzer Beaches Hard Seltzers are made with real fruit juice so you can enjoy the natural flavors of your favorite variety. This light, low-calorie option won't slow you down. Enjoy your favorite activity and then reward yourself with a refreshing Beaches! Zero sugar. Zero guilt. Alcohol by Volume: 5.5% Under 100 Calories 0 [...]

Featured: Virgil’s Root Beer

Virgil's Root Beer Virgi's hand crafted root beer is brewed in small batches by hand to include the flavor of fifteen different all-natural roots and spices. A rich, creamy, full-flavor soda that is deliciously complex and never bitter. Ingredients:​ Sparkling Filtered Water, Cane Sugar, Natural Caramel Color, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid For Flavor Alcohol by [...]

Featured: Wibby Lightshine Helles

Wibby Lightshine Helles Lager Approachable, slightly sweet, gold lager with low bitterness & alcohol. It is a traditional Bavarian style. Style: Helles Lager Alcohol by Volume: 5.5% IBU's: 22 Availability: 2/12/12oz C – #86772 4/6/12oz C – #86769 1/6b Draft - #86770 1/2b Draft – #86771

Featured: Brooklyn Special Effects

Brooklyn Special Effects In movies, special effects make you think you're seeing the unbelievable. In Brooklyn Special Effects, we're making you taste something incredible: a delicious non-alcoholic brew. Brooklyn Special Effects is a hoppy lager with an unexpected zesty aroma and pleasantly bitter finish. The beer gets its bready sweetness from a blend of specialty malts, and [...]

Featured: 8-Ball Whiskey

8-Ball Chocolate Flavored Whiskey Smooth, American whiskey blended with sophisticated, rich chocolate, balanced with spicy, toasted notes of oak and brown sugar. Its dark amber color comes from being aged in select barrels and is proudly bottled at the source, San Diego, California. Shockingly smooth, this complex yet memorable blend pays homage to our time-honored [...]

Featured: Gruvi IPA

Gruvi IPA The Gruvi line includes low calorie, terpene infused beer and wine, without any of the regrets or risks of drinking alcohol. Each Gruvi is rich in ingredients rich in beneficial terpenes that can elevate mood, suppress hunger, or reduce anxiety. Gruvi IPA is hop-packed and with Humulene (naturally from hops) to enable relaxation [...]

Wibby Brewing Partners with Elite Brands for Distribution

Longmont, Colo. • December 16, 2019 — On Friday, December 13, Longmont-based Wibby Brewing, announced a partnership for distribution with Colorado craft beer distributor, Elite Brands of Colorado. Wibby Brewing is known for their American-influenced German-style lagers, which have garnered international recognition over the years, including a silver medal for Moondoor Dunkel at the Great [...]

Supplier Spotlight: Meet Stewart Cellars

Founded in 2000, Stewart Cellars is the collaborative project of founder Michael Stewart, his son James Stewart, daughter Caroline Stewart Guthrie, and son-in-law Blair Guthrie. Together, the family oversees all aspects of the winery’s operations: James manages sales, marketing and distribution; Caroline leads the day to day operations along with each wine’s development; and Blair, [...]

Twelve Beers of Xmas

1) Einstök Icelandic Doppelbock Akureyri, Iceland | 6.7% ABV Einstök's winter seasonal is only available through the holiday season. Malted barley and chocolate tones define the traditional style, while the robust aroma and long, mellow finish make this the perfect companion for holiday adventures! {{ vc_btn: title=Learn+More&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Feinstokbeer.com%252Four-brews%252Ficelandic-doppelbock%252F%7Ctitle%3AEinstok%2520Icelandic%2520Doppelbock%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C&el_class=button-style-1 }} 2) DESTIHL Privyet Russian-Style Imperial Stout | [...]

Featured: 8-Ball Chocolate Whiskey

8-Ball Chocolate Whiskey Smooth, American whiskey blended with sophisticated, rich chocolate, balanced with spicy, toasted notes of oak and brown sugar. Its dark amber color comes from being aged in select barrels and is proudly bottled at the source, San Diego, California. Shockingly smooth, this complex yet memorable blend pays homage to our time-honored distilling [...]

Featured: Clos Mogador Manyetes

Clos Mogador Manyetes “Les Manyetes” is a south-facing vineyard, located at 250m above sea level. The soil is 100% “llicorella” (a type of schist) with very little top soil, where the vines struggle to survive. It is our hottest vineyard plot. In this soil and with this type of sun exposure, the Carignan grape variety [...]

Featured: Champagne Collet Esprit Couture

Champagne Collet Esprit Couture Champagne Collet’s vineyard sources are in Premier and Grand Cru villages that reflect the diversity of Champagne’s terroirs. The fruit comes from 850 growers spread over 160 different crus (there are a total of 320 crus in Champagne). However, winemaker Sebastien Walasiak uses no more than 10% of the overall vineyard [...]

Featured: Duchesse de Bourgogne

Duchesse de Bourgogne Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe is the traditional Flemish red ale. This refreshing ale is matured in oak casks; smooth with a rich texture and interplay of passion fruit, and chocolate, and a long, dry and acidic finish. After the first and secondary fermentation, the beer goes for maturation into the [...]

Featured: 39 North Spiced Whiskey

39 North Spiced Whiskey 39 North Spiced Whiskey is floral with a load of citrus as well as cinnamon and a bit of clove. It is smooth, sweet, and on the palate, you can truly taste the Spiced characteristics of this wonderful Sippin Whiskey. Watch as water or ice creates the famed "Louche" process, during [...]

Featured: St. Bernardus Abt 12

St. Bernardus Abt 12 St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernard is a traditional abbey ale brewed in the classic style of Belgium’s Trappist Monks. It is almost ebony in color, smooth, creamy and full bodied with big richness of texture that is almost oily and very assertive, like a warming coconut brandy. An [...]

Featured: Caple Rd Cider

Caple Rd Cider Caple Rd brings the UK's first canned cider produced with genuine craft credentials. This cider is slowly fermented with fresh pressed English apple juice - no concentrate and produced in small batches by an independent cider maker. It is matured for up to 18 months in both oak and stainless steel vats. [...]

Featured: Duvel Belgian Ale

Duvel Belgian Ale Duvel is still seen as the reference among strong golden ales. Its bouquet is lively and tickles the nose with an element of citrus which even tends towards grapefruit thanks to the use of only the highest-quality hop varieties. This is also reflected in the flavor, which is beautifully balanced with a [...]

Thanksgiving Wines

If you're like us, your favorite part of Thanksgiving is carefully curating the wine list to perfectly pair with your Thanksgiving dinner! With so many flavors around one table, it can be a challenge to find the right wines to pair with such a variety. Our list of wines includes a selection of reds and [...]

Featured: Modern Times Fruitlands

Modern Times Fruitlands Modern Times Fruitlands is tart, fruity, & frighteningly delicious. The sour, salty base beer lays down the funky refreshment, while a heavy dose of passion fruit and guava turns the whole thing into a wall-to-wall tropical fruit fiesta. It’s a marvelous mix of elements that collides with your mouth like a fruit-filled [...]

Fall 2020 Wine Ratings

Below is the list of rated wines from our fall 2020 price catalog.  Ratings are sourced from the following publications: Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, Wine & Spirits, James Suckling, Vinous, Beverage Tasting Institute, Jeb Dunnuck, IWR: Intl. Wine Review United States California 50 Harvests Napa Valley Meritage 2014 - Napa, CA - 92 [...]

Featured: Seghesio Langhe Nebbiolo

Seghesio Langhe Nebbiolo Seghesio Langhe Nebbiolo is light red in color with a typical fruity Nebbiolo aroma. The flavor is fruity and fresh with supple tannins. Pair Seghesio Langhe Nebbiolo with pasta and rice dishes with meat sauces and roast veal. Average number of bottles/year: 6,000. Grape yield per hectare tons: 8. Vinification and ageing: [...]

Featured: Ars Vitis Riesling

Ars Vitis 'Winter Scene' Riesling The Rheinhessen region is Germany’s largest wine growing region. Its beginnings go back to the Romans who already planted vines along the banks of the Rhine River. It enjoys the climate of a protected basin and is an area with some of Germany’s warmest and driest climate. Overall, it has [...]

Featured: Funkwerks Saison

Funkwerks Saison With a recipe born from backyard test batches, Funkwerks Saison is a GABF gold-medal winning beer. Heavily reliant on flavors and aromas generated by our house yeast, this beer exemplifies the care we take in every aspect of our brewing process. Go ahead and delight in our Saison’s beautiful orange hue and bright [...]

Featured: 21st Amendment Tasty IPA

21st Amendment Tasty IPA Curious minds are a beautiful thing and who better to take a cue from than Benjamin Franklin? Much like he discovered electricity by boldly flyinga kite in a thunderstorm, we were struck with a great idea of our own – let’s take one of our favorite home-brew recipes and turn it [...]

Featured: State-38 DC Loveday Colorado Bourbon

State-38 DC Loveday Colorado Bourbon Each batch of bourbon grain is hand milled and fermented in small, 250 gallon tanks.  It is then double distilled – first “on the grain” to carry the deep, rich smooth grain flavor profile into the distilled spirit. It is then barreled in brand new cooper select North American white [...]

Featured: Gruvi Alcohol-Free IPA

Gruvi Alcohol-Free IPA Finally, an exceptional lineup of craft, non-alcoholic, beers and wines are here for you to enjoy. Gruvi is the low calorie, terpene infused beer and wine that you’ve always wanted, without any of the regrets or risks of drinking alcohol. We brew each Gruvi with ingredients rich in beneficial terpenes that can [...]

Featured: Brooklyn Lager

Brooklyn Lager This award-winning flagship stands tall as an instigator of the craft beer revolution. Brooklyn Lager debuted at a time when American lagers were the laughingstock of the beer world, and proved that American brewing was a force to be reckoned with. If you're looking for the dry-hopped amber lager that changed the world, [...]

Epic Big Bad Baptist 2019 Variants

As temperatures begin to dip, beer fans know Big Bad Baptist season is on its way. Our friends at Epic Brewing Co. brew up this big bad imperial stout annually with cocoa nibs and coffee beans, with each release using a different dark roasted coffee. This year, Epic's creative brew team has crafted five unique [...]

2019 GABF Medal Winners

When the Great American Beer Festival comes around every year, thousands of breweries submit thousands of beers into the competition portion of the festival and compete for coveted gold, silver and bronze medals. This year, in the 33rd edition of the most prestigious professional beer competition in the country, judges evaluated 9,497 entries from 2,295 [...]

Summer 2020 Wine Ratings

Below is the list of rated wines from our summer 2020 price catalog.  Ratings are sourced from the following publications: Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, Wine & Spirits, James Suckling, Vinous, Beverage Tasting Institute, Jeb Dunnuck, IWR: Intl. Wine Review United States California 50 Harvests Napa Valley Meritage 2014 - Napa, CA - 92 [...]

Spring 2020 Wine Ratings

Below is the list of rated wines from our Spring 2020 Price Guide.  Ratings are sourced from the following publications: Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, Wine & Spirits, James Suckling, Vinous, Beverage Tasting Institute United States California 50 Harvests Napa Valley Meritage 2014 - Napa, CA - 92 James Suckling Eberle Winery Cotes du [...]

Quarter 4 Wine Ratings

We're excited to release our list of rated wines for Quarter 3.  Ratings are sourced from the following publications every quarter: Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, Wine & Spirits, James Suckling, Vinous.  Ratings 88+ United States California 50 Harvests Napa Valley Meritage 2014 - Napa, CA - 92 James Suckling Eberle Winery Cotes du [...]

Short’s Brewing Coming to Colorado!

A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM SHORT'S BREWING CO.: We’re headed to the Great American Beer Festival again this week! Every year, we love visiting the great state of Colorado. We get the chance to enjoy everything it has to offer from skiing, hiking, climbing, concerts at Red Rocks, and even bringing home a few medals over [...]

Featured: Champagne Collet Brut Rosé

Champagne Collet Brut Rosé The boutique house of Champagne Collet Rosé is located in the heart of Aÿ, one of Champagne’s 17 Grand Cru villages and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since 1921, Champagne Collet has produced elegant and regionally distinctive cuvées from Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards. Their wines are centeredon gastronomy and [...]

Featured: Kilikanoon Cabernet Sauvignon

Kilikanoon Cabernet Sauvignon Founded in 1997 by Kevin Mitchell, Kilikanoon is a boutique Clare Valley winery with an international reputation for producing regionally expressive, terroir-driven wines. The Kilikanoon property, featuring a circa 1860s stone cottage housing Kilikanoon tasting room, was originally settled by early English migrants who named it after an historic old mansion in [...]

Featured: Epic Big Bad Baptist Cans

Epic Brewing Co. Big Bad Baptist Cans Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout is a luxuriously rich imperial stout aged in used whiskey/Bourbon barrels and then infused with real coffee and cocoa nibs.  A coffee-lover's dream! Keep an eye on the release number as every batch gets a different dose of coffee. Style: Imperial Stout ABV: [...]

Featured: Tivoli Sigi’s Bock

Tivoli Sigi's Bock A Bock-style Ale brewed as a lager, this pre-prohibition style showcases a malty backbone with a mild, roasty finish. Originally brewed in Germany to be a symbol of better times to come, Sigi’s Bock is perfectly suited to enjoy on crisp mountain days and nights as the seasons turn. Our medium-bodied bock [...]

Featured: Castro Ventosa Tinto Joven

Castro Ventosa El Castro de Valtuille Joven The Castro Ventosa estate was founded by the Perez family in 1752 and has been in the family ever since. They own 75 hectares of Mencía vines in Bierzo, making them the biggest owners of this varietal within the D.O. For this wine, younger vines are used, ranging [...]

Featured: Funkwerks Rhuberry Provincial

Funkwerks Rhuberry Provincial Rhuberry Provincial combines freshly picked rhubarb with bright, juicy strawberries to create a tart, fruity, and sessionable sour ale. This beer is the pie-fect libation for any season. One sip and you’ll be transported back in time to your grandma’s porch swing while aromas of cooling pie waft around you in the [...]

Featured: 4 Noses Mountain Wave

4 Noses Mountain Wave Utilizing a refined Mosaic product, we gain access to taste all of the intricate hop flavors interwoven into this simple yet sturdy grain bill. The Mosaic aroma of Mountain Wave is massive, which allows the lucky drinker to sample with your nose before it even hits your palate. It can almost [...]

Featured: Ommegang Rosetta

Ommegang Rosetta The time-honored Belgian tradition of aging and blending fruit beers is lovingly expressed in this lively creation, named for legendary brewmaster Rosa Merckx of Liefmans, our sister blendery in Belgium where this beer is crafted. A charming blend of Oud Bruin, a tart Flemish brown ale, and Cuvee Brut, a cheerful cherry beer, [...]

2019 Great American Beer Festival Events

One of our favorite times of the year is almost here, Great American Beer Festival week! We're excited to welcome many of our brewery partners from around the country to Denver for GABF Oct. 3-5. While many head to the festival floor to sample beer, the events happening outside the festival are a big highlight [...]

Elite Brands Partners with Flying Embers Hard Kombucha

We are excited to partner with California based, hard kombucha producer, Flying Embers for distribution in Colorado.  Flying Embers adds a new beverage category to our portfolio. Flying Embers Hard Kombucha is a sparkling probiotic tea, hand-crafted with an adaptogen root blend of Ashwagandha, Turmeric, Ginger, and Astragalus. The dry fermentation process gives Flying Embers [...]

Featured: Wood’s Treeline Gin

Wood's Treeline Gin is distilled from grain spirits with Colorado grown Rocky Mountain Juniper.  It's a crisp, bright gin with flavors of juniper and hints of citrus, licorice and pepper notes.  Both a nod to the history and new world evolution of gin- it is a Colorado modern gin with a botanical selection that was [...]

Featured: Epic Chasing Ghosts Double Hazy IPA

Striving to make the best beer in the world can be a long and lonely trail to blaze. It is with passion that we chase something that can never be caught. Chasing Ghosts, this double dry-hopped, double hazy, double New England-Style IPA is one of our favorites to drink along the way on this endless [...]

Featured: Avatar Malbec

Presents a vibrant red color with glints of bordeaux. Great aromatic intensity. It expresses in a very fresh way, with red fruits and a remarkable sweetness. In the mouth it’s balanced with round and sweet tannins, rich and with a marked acidity. Soil type: Alluvial and sandy soils with a big amount of rocks just [...]

Featured: Renegade Renegado Mexican-Style Lager

Brewed with refreshment in mind, our Renegado Mexican-style Lager is a crisp, clean and effervescent take on our classic 1916 Colorado Lager. Finishing with a hint of lime, this limited release is a super crushable way to end a hot fall night. Style: Mexican Style Lager ABV: 4.5% IBUs: 37 Hops: Spalt, Sterling Malts: 2-Row, [...]

Featured: Duvel Belgian Ale

Duvel is still seen as the reference among strong golden ales. Its bouquet is lively and tickles the nose with an element of citrus which even tends towards grapefruit thanks to the use of only the highest-quality hop varieties. This is also reflected in the flavor, which is beautifully balanced with a hint of spiciness. [...]

Featured: Colorado Cider Grasshop-Ah

The first in our Botanical Series, Grasshop-ah marries our Glider cider with lemongrass and hops. These botanicals provide aromas of lemon zest, a citrus bite, and bright tropical notes. A late addition of dry hops and a dash of sweetness balance and compliment these unique-to-cider flavors. Grasshop-ah is the perfect bridge for beer drinkers looking [...]

Featured: Crazy Mountain Amber Ale

Crazy Mountain Amber Ale was named after a mountain on the Selvy Family’s ranch in Central Colorado. “Loco Mountain” translates from Spanish to “Crazy Mountain,” and this beer is crazy good. This delightfully floral American style Amber Ale displays a wonderful balance while still maintaining a profound hoppy goodness. We load this beer with a [...]

Featured: Tivoli Bohemian Girl Pilsner

Traveling all the way from Germany, our founder was drawn to this region and started brewing back in 1859. Our Bohemian Girl brand is a tribute to that same spirit of wanderlust and appreciation for nature that brings us all to the Rocky Mountains. To recreate this classic Denver brand, we combined Premium Pilsner and [...]

Beer Picks for your Labor Day Weekend

Dive head first into your Labor Day Weekend with these perfect beer picks! Tivoli Brewing Co. Helles Lager - Munich Lager -  5.1% ABV View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tivoli Beer (@tivolibeer) on Jul 16, 2019 at 7:28pm PDT Our first flagship beer, Helles Lager is what started it all. Its [...]

Pinot Noir Day

Raptor Ridge Winery Estate Pinot Noir 2014 Willamette Valley, Oregon (Chehalem Mountains) Alcohol: 13.8% 92 Points James Suckling #16010 - 12/750ml Our estate Pinot noir is noted for its silky texture, fine-grained tannins, Italian plum, cherry, black pepper and mineral notes. Tuscowallame Pinot noir may be found in many of our cuvees, such as Trig, [...]

Wine Ratings – Quarter 3

We're excited to release our list of rated wines for Quarter 3.  Ratings are sourced from the following publications every quarter: Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, Wine & Spirits, James Suckling, Vinous.  Ratings 88+ United States California 50 Harvests Napa Valley Meritage 2014 - Napa, CA - 92 James Suckling Eberle Winery Cotes du [...]

Featured: Clear Fork Dolgo Sour Cider

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jay Kenney (@clearforkcider) on May 14, 2019 at 8:30pm PDT We find apples in old orchards for the cider we make. Many of the apples we used in our 2017 cider came from Lakewood, Lewis, Crawford, and Arriola, Colorado, some from hundred-year-old orchards, some from an [...]

Featured: Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA

Bear Republic Racer 5 is a full bodied, hoppy IPA brewed with malted barley, wheat, and crystal malts. The malt base is designed to highlight the unique floral qualities Columbus and Cascade hops from the Pacific Northwest. Racer 5 is one of America’s most medal winning IPAs. Enjoy this iconic, award winning IPA that helped [...]

Featured: 4 Noses ‘Bout Damn Time IPA

With the market being flooded with American IPAs, we took our time to make this one special. With a juicy, passionfruit aroma, this IPA starts with a very fresh blast of fruit, that quickly moves into a pine resin flavor. The finish is a touch sweet with some well-rounded malts. 4 Noses Brewing Company made [...]

Featured: Port Brewing High Tide IPA

Port Brewing's High Tide IPA is a citrusy IPA drenched in notes of tangerine and stone fruit from the judicious amounts of Simcoe and Amarillo hops.  It finishes with a crisp hop bite and smooth piney finish. Style: India Pale Ale Alcohol: 6.5% ABV Hops: Amarillo, Simcoe, Centennial Serving Temp: 45-50 Availability: Package - 6/4/16oz [...]

Featured: Ommegang Ciders

Combining the best of both American and European traditions, these ciders offer fresh, fruit-forward flavors with a dry, sparkling drinkability. Project Cider begins with fresh-pressed culinary varietals sourced exclusively from New York State. The juices are fermented with our Belgian house yeast to add character and complexity. A touch of hibiscus provides Rosé with a [...]

Featured: Otto’s CBD Hopped Apple Cider

Otto perfected his famous cider recipe when he added just the right amount of Hemp CBD. Lightly hopped, Otto’s is made from Washington’s finest organic apples. And with no alcohol, gluten, or THC, Otto’s is perfect for those times you are ready to kick back and sip a tasty cider. Alcohol Free THC Free 30mg [...]

Featured: Evolucio Furmint

Evolucio Furmint is a blend of 85% Furmint and 15% Yellow Muscat. Evolúció is made from a selection of vineyards especially identified to create a well balanced and food complementing wine. The grapes are hand harvested, destemmed, pressed gently, fermented cold in stainless steel tanks without further aging. The furmint was selected for its quality [...]

Featured: Tohu Sauvignon Blanc

Sourced entirely from vineyards located in Marlborough’s Awatere Valley, this wine is a bright luminous pale golden green in the glass. On the nose tropical fruit, currant-leaf and herbal notes lead to a concentrated palate of ripe pineapple, pink grapefruit and citrus zest; creating a vibrant wine with freshness and length. Select blocks from around [...]

Mixed Six – Red, White & Blue

The official kick-off of summer is almost here, 4th of July!  We've put together a "red, white and blue" promo to mark the celebration.  The promo includes the packaged beers below.  Contact your Elite Brands Account Manager for more info on promo details. Green Flash Brewing Co. Tropical DNA - Hazy IPA -  7.0% ABV [...]

Featured: Pipeworks Ninja vs Unicorn

Pipeworks Ninja vs Unicorn Double IPA is the first hoppy beer released from the brewery and quickly evolved into a flagship beer.  Without being punishingly bitter, this 8% ABV brew is sure to please even the most discerning hop head. 5.5 pounds of hops per barrel lend an assertive aroma of grapefruit, resinous pine, melon [...]

Featured: Cherry Chouffe

The new Cherry Chouffe is a fruit beer full of surprises.  The aroma is full of sour cherries, but you also detect strong notes of strawberry, marzipan and sweet port.  In the lightly sweet flavor we also detect the red fruit, together with almond notes and subtle spices.  It ends with a warming aftertaste with [...]

Featured: Manu Sauvignon Blanc

From internationally acclaimed winemaker Steve Bird comes Manu, a collection of New Zealand wines that reflect the best of what New Zealand offers.  Manu Sauvignon Blanc is a brilliant and vibrant wine, pale straw in color with distinct green hues at its edge.  This is so succulent and tasty with passion-fruit, lime, stonefruit and herbaceous [...]

Featured: Chimay Grande Réserve

Chimay Grande Réserve was first launched in 1948 as a Christmas ale under the name "Blue Cap."  It's success and reputation as a strong ale of the highest quality led to its year-round production as Chimay Grande Réserve.  Today it is the standard bearer of the Chimay range and has become well-known for its amazing [...]

Featured: AleSmith Luped In IPA

The hops (Humulus Lupulus) are the real star of this San Diego-style IPA, showcasing bright notes of apricots, citrus, tropical fruits, and berries. Light malt notes and a smooth bitterness lead to an easy and drinkable finish. Style: San Diego Style India Pale Ale Alcohol by Volume: 6.5% Bitterness: 35 Original Gravity: 14.7° Plato Availability: [...]

Featured: Modern Times Fruitlands Rosé

Fruitlands Rosé is tart, fruity, and frighteningly delicious.  The sour, salty base beer lays down the funky refreshment, while generous additions of cherries, raspberries, cranberries, and lemons transform the whole thing into a wall-to-wall fruit fiesta.  It's a marvelous mix of elements that collides with your mouth like a fruit-filled asteroid of flavor traveling at [...]

Featured: 4 Noses Azacca and Idaho 7 Whimsy

View this post on Instagram A post shared by 4 Noses Brewing Company (@4nosesbrewing) on May 13, 2019 at 3:34pm PDT 4 Noses Azacca & Idaho 7 Whimsy is a New England Style IPA and features a prominent tropical aroma with a bright hop flavor.  This fluffy NEIPA is absolutely delectable. Style: New England Style India [...]

Featured: Escarlata Red Wine

Escarlata is a sophisticated red blend made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Carménère and Malbec.  Meaning "scarlet" for the deep, brilliant red hue.  Escarlata is produced from 100% estate grapes grown in the prestigious Colchagua Valley and displays vibrant fresh fruit with just a light touch of oak to add depth and complexity.  The winemaker crafted [...]

Modern Times Coming to Colorado!

Word is out...  we're excited to partner with Modern Times Beer for year-round distribution in Colorado!  To celebrate, Modern Times is throwing some launch parties across the state!  Come out and help us officially welcome Modern Times to the great state of Colorado! Saturday, June 22nd 2019 WeldWerks Invitational Festival at Doubletree By Hilton Greeley [...]

Featured: Epic Brewing Maximum Cowbell NE Style IPA

These juicy, hazy, hop bombs are packed to the brim with flavor. In fact, we’ve been downright irresponsible when it comes to hop utilization. Our brewers have been experimenting with everything from lupulin powder, to massive hop backs, exploring the flavor synergies of fermentation hopping, and literally cramming in more dry hops then our tanks [...]

Featured: Elevation 8 Second Kölsch

Head Brewer Christian Koch fell in love with this style of beer while visiting Cologne, Germany. Our 8 Second Kölsch is brewed to be a true representation of this easy drinking crisp ale. First brewed as a special beer for our local rodeo, it quickly became a hit. Now a staple in our core brand, [...]

Featured: Pampelonne Rosé Lime Wine Cocktail

Pampelonne is inspired by the most sophisticated yet carefree beach in St. Tropez with the same name, and the unique sparkling rosé that people imbibe there.  We wanted to share this rule-breaking rosé with our friends in America.  Our goal: create a sparkling wine cocktail with fine French wine that was light, crisp, and not [...]

Featured: Alpine Duet IPA

Alpine’s original West Coast-style single IPA is made with Simcoe and Amarillo hops to strike a harmonious hop balance. Duet pours a hazy straw color and is topped with bright white beer foam. It offers a blast of resinous aromatics with notes of evergreen pine, orange zest, and hints of cedar. Big hoppy flavors mingle [...]

Featured: Slingshot Sauvignon Blanc

James Stewart founded Slingshot in 2007 by taking fruit from his family's Juliana Vineyards to craft great wines at an affordable price.  Slingshot has since grown and added family winemaker and sister, Caroline Stewart.  Today, Slingshot remains 100% estate produced and family made. Slingshot Sauvignon Blanc 100% Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc aged in steel tank [...]

Featured: Surly Furious IPA

People ask us to describe Furious all the time. It’s not quite like any other IPA out there. We give them the flavor notes and the hop profile, but it never seems like it’s enough. What makes Furious Furious? Let’s try this: You know that feeling when you do something that pushes you to your [...]

Featured: Woods Potato Vodka

Woods San Luis Valley Potato Vodka starts with fresh Colorado potatoes from the Colorado’s San Luis Valley, 50 miles south of Woods distillery. From this unlikely high-altitude agricultural hub, they've sourced the finest vodka potatoes in America for this spirit.   Woods batch distills the wash first through the stripping still then two full distillations through [...]

Featured: Tivoli Brut IPA

Through multiple experimental batches with our partners at MSU Denver, we’ve taken time and care in creating this clean, dry IPA by using traditional Ale malt and yeast strains, but going a step further by lagering it. This yielded a bright, effervescent brew that showcases Kohatu, El Dorado, and Denali hops in both aroma and [...]

Drink Pink

The popularity of rosé wine has inspired others across the beverage industry to craft their take on the deliciously pink drink.  This season, in addition to our annual selection of rosé wines, we're excited to offer other rosé inspired beverages including creatively crafted beers and ciders.  Cheers to drinking pink this summer! Ace Cider Berry [...]

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these Mexican-Style Lagers

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these Mexican-Style Lagers that highlight our neighbors to the south and feature their flair for flavor!  To get in the holiday spirit, we selected four unique beers from our portfolio that will make a great addition to any celebrations whether it's pairing with your favorite taco truck or just enjoying [...]

Colorado Cider Co. Glider Cider

Glider Cider, our flagship cider features aromas of sliced apples, a light sweetness, and fresh apple flavors followed by a hint of tartness. Its all-natural aroma & flavor and dry finish separate it from super sweet mass-market ciders, and make it a pleasant surprise for cider newcomers. To make our most-popular cider, we pick Jonathan, [...]

Nola Grace Wines

Strong women have always been part of my life, beginning with my grandmother who helped manage the family winery.  My mother raised six children and now my wife works and manages our hectic household and three children, including our strong willed daughter Nola Grace, who takes her middle name from my mother and gives her [...]

21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon

Like Lady Liberty, we stand for independence and perseverance. In the pursuit of innovative beer, there is no obstacle too great. No journey too long. No fruit too gigantic. This American wheat beer is brewed with real watermelon, for a flavor that’s surprisingly crisp, dry and refreshing—it’s summer in a can! Hell or High Watermelon [...]

Grand Teton Sweetgrass APA

Grand Teton Sweetgrass APA is a Pale Ale of distinction!  2009 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal winner in the American Pale Ale category, this crisp and fragrant beer is ready for the taking.  Try it with any bold, flavorful food to complement its citrusy, resinous spiciness. Style: American Pale Ale Alcohol by Volume: 6.0% Availability: [...]

Giant Steps Pinot Noir

Established in 1998, Giant Steps is owned by Phil Sexton and takes its name from John Coltrane’s eponymous first solo jazz album. Giant Steps’ fruit is biodynamically farmed and vinified with minimal intervention in its gravity flow winery. The Yarra Valley range is highly expressive, true to the climate, soil and topography of this region. [...]

Epic Re-Launches “Escape to Colorado IPA” with New Recipe

SALT LAKE CITY— It is a brand-new year, with plenty of fresh powder across the Rockies and our go-to adventure beer, Escape to Colorado IPA, is sporting a bright new look and a bold hoppy-citrus recipe. Escape was the first beer we brewed at our Denver brewery, in the legendary RiNo neighborhood, and has long [...]

State-38 Distilling Launches “Damn Good Spirits”

State-38 Distilling based in Golden, Colorado has launched a new line of high quality spirits at a more affordable price.  Enter “Damn. Good. Spirits”. "The Damn. Good. Spirits. line came about with the idea to still have the distillery in Golden provide top-quality booze in the bottle, but not spend so much on packaging," says [...]

Green Flash Launches Cans and The Return of Original West Coast IPA

The wait is over as we’re excited to help San Diego staple, Green Flash Brewing Co. roll out their fresh rebrand in Colorado! “Our new visual identity represents a dramatic shift for the Green Flash brand and reinforces its origin as one of the original San Diego craft beers,” said Ben Widseth, vice president of [...]

Giant Steps Vignerons Joins Our Portfolio

When John Coltrane split with Miles Davis in the late 50s, he wasted little time releasing his visionary Giant Steps album. Winemaker (and equally successful brewmaster) Phil Sexton was inspired by the album and Coltrane's foresight. When Sexton sold his Devil's Lair vineyard in Margaret River to relocate and replant in the Yarra Valley, he [...]

Elite Brands adds St. Saint Emilion Bordeaux Producer, Clos Cantenac, to Portfolio

Clos Cantenac joins our portfolio with their highly acclaimed Bordeaux wines from Saint-Emilion.  Clos Cantenac is a small but seductive 15 acre property with carefully planted vines on an exceptional terroir of deep gravel, sand and clay over limestone situated close to the prehistoric "Megalith de Pierrefitte." This enchanting Saint-Emilion vineyard was purchased in early [...]

21st Amendment Brewery Releases “Sprakale” Sparkling Rosé Ale

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (January 22, 2019) — The brewers at 21st Amendment Brewery are crackling with anticipation for the launch of a very different hybrid beer from their brewhouse. Sparkale is a sparkling rosé ale with apples, peach, cranberry & cherry, for a light, fruity, tart flavor and a huge “sparkle factor”. “We’ve learned a […]

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