We are releasing our second beer in bottles! Come join us for the release party where we will celebrate the love of craft ales as well as have giveaways all evening. Cupid’s A-Salt Toffee Imperial Brown Ale is certainly a mouthful in more ways than one. We plan on releasing this beer only seasonally so get it while you can!
A welcome assault of sweet and salty goodness on your tongue. This imperial brown was brewed with roasted malts and vanilla – with just a touch of sea-salt – to evoke the flavor of a mouth-watering, gourmet salted toffee. Finishes clean and dry so you can fall head over heels over and over again. 10% ALC/VOL • 30 IBUs
We will be releasing this in 22 oz. bombers which will be available in liquor stores and in the tasting room. We will also have this available on tap for a limited time in the tasting room.
Check back here soon for a list of liquor stores that carry Cupid’s A-Sale
A note from 300 Suns as we head into the New Year and say THANK YOU to all of our existing and future customers! Thank you!!! You are awesome…and also gorgeous…and smart, did we mention how gosh-darned smart you are?
Dear Future Customers:
Hi, you don’t know us but welcome to 300 Suns Brewing. We hope to see you in the new year! Here’s the inside scoop on who we are:
- We’re just people and when we started this brewery we never had delusions we were beer gods. We think that means we can provide an experience that makes us feel like home to other normal people. We also think that opens opportunities in creating our beer that craft beer snobbery would close for us. But if you are a craft beer snob, that’s ok, we’ll serve up our best IPA and happily discuss what’s going on in the craft beer industry with you.
- We work really hard making beer for you to enjoy. It’s also for us, but mostly, we hope you enjoy it. Let us know what you think. We listen, we care.
- Our first two years were really rough. As I type this, there is a Hawaiian shirt on a hanger behind me. It is meant to be made into a cask handle in memory of Mark, our brewer who passed away this past year. You will see little touches from Mark throughout the brewery. When you think our hands free restroom door pulls, our silver pennies in the bartop, our cask beer engine, our recharging station are all cool, we smile because those were all Mark’s touches.
- There are touches of all of us in the brewery. We had the builders do everything that required a professional by law and then we did all the rest with the help of our friends and families. We continue to try to provide those touches. There is love here and we hope you feel it. Built with love, brewed with love. There is even a glass work of art behind the bar that was “public art” created by our customers (with some help from Judy Batty).
- Our Rabbit Mountain Red is super delicious. So is our Sun Wortshipper Brown Ale. We are also sad when they go off tap and try our best not to let that happen. It sometimes does and the reason why is you drink too much…wait no… we are people making beer in a very small brewery and sometimes things happen beyond our control and sometimes we screw up. We are always working on it and hope that it happens less and less as we learn and grow. However, we love when you try a new beer besides the Red or Brown, and then decide it is your new favorite. We brew a lot of different beers and it’s really hard to walk out the door without having tried a beer you like. Exploring beer is fun. Come explore with us in a way that you can only do at a small craft brewery.
- Have we mentioned we are small? From our brewery to our new borrowed bottler, everything is done with a handful of people spit-balling, brainstorming and troubleshooting our way to delicious craft beer. You won’t find fancy equipment or a team of experts here. Just little ole us and and a dream.
- We have food. We have been told things like “best grilled cheese ever” and “oh my god this is amazing”. Try it sometime. The sandwiches are made from scratch and to order. The cheeses are from the Cheese Importers paired especially to go with beer. The salsas are amazing and surprising. The recipes, like our beer recipes were crafted with love.
- We also have hard cider and wine. See point one. We aren’t beer snobs and we realize some of your friends don’t like or can’t drink beer. We think that’s just fine and would like to meet them anyway…they are probably really nice.
Dear Existing Customers:
Welcome to 2016. We have lots of ideas on what to do this year and our focus is really on the beer. It’s easy to get distracted by all the other things we can do as a brewery. From music (which we love) to comedy (which we love) and we want to continue to do the fun things that having a brewery allows us to do. However, this year and every year after, we are renewing our focus on providing fun, interesting, delicious, well-balanced craft ales to the world (well to our world of Longmont and maybe a few miles beyond!) from our very small, hand-crafted brewery.
So here’s what is up in 2016:
OK, we were reluctant to get started and now, frankly we are beginning to sound like addicts hoping for our next fix. Bottling gives us a different avenue with different challenges and we love a good challenge. Look for some more bottles in stores as we experiment with new recipes and bring back some old favorites to put on the shelves. Our plan is to have some consistent favorites that you can find all the time as well as seasonal and limited editions.
Dan is really coming into his own with brewing and that’s exciting for us to experience. Expect his voice to be coming through more in 2016 as he continues to hone his new trade. Sometimes life throws you a curveball and it’s pretty amazing to watch that curveball turn into lemonade…oh ha, see what I did there…
Michael is working hard getting our beer out the door to restaurants in Longmont and beyond, more of that good stuff in 2016.
We’re working on ways to provide events that focus on beer, so look for some fun stuff in the coming year, including an extension of our SMASH Vertical Tasting we did this past year where we brewed different hops in our SMASH recipe and tried the results next to each other. Next up: find out how different yeast strains affect the aroma and taste of beer. Also, our Chili Cook-off will be taking a twist and becoming a chili cook-off beer tasting combo event. More on that later!
We love our customers who do fun stuff like this:
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The day started off as any good brew day should, with donuts and beer.
Saturday, December 13th we brewed a Barleywine with the BRUDE homebrew group (based out of Erie/Longmont). Why? They made a really delicious Barleywine we wanted to share with the world, and they were gracious enough to let us brew it…And it seemed like a really fun thing to do, because this small group of homebrewers is an awesome group of enthusiastic, laid back, fun people. Plus, what good is it owning a brewery if you can’t share the joy of brewing with people who love to brew?
10 members joined us throughout the day to brew their recipe for an English Barleywine, which they decided to name “BRUDEley Wine”. We are shooting for 10-15% ABV and a rich flavor and well-rounded balance of hops and malt. Thank you to the BRUDE group for sharing your enthusiasm and your recipe with us.
Moving 630 lbs of barley malt
We mashed in about 10:00a.m.
Setting up for Sparge.
Dropping 1st Hop Addition (Willamette)
Knocking out and transferring through heat exchanger.
Adding Yeast (English S-04)