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An official CU beer partnership with Avery (aka, the most important thread ever)

Buffnik

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Avery Brewing Company is my favorite brewer on the planet. Ellie's Brown is pretty much the perfect all-season everyday beer to pair with anything. Their tap room in Gunbarrel is one of my favorite restaurants in Boulder County.

Well, they have now taken it to a whole other level by partnering with another of the loves in my life: CU athletics. Ralphie is now on the can of their new Stampede Lager.


CU Athletics, Avery Brewing Company Partner On A New Beverage: Stampede Lager

CU Athletics, Avery Brewing Company Partner On A New Beverage: Stampede Lager
By: CUBuffs.com
Release: August 13, 2019

BOULDER — Avery Brewing Company, a pioneering craft brewery in Boulder for over 25 years, announces Stampede, a Colorado Gold Lager created in collaboration with University of Colorado Athletics.

The University of Colorado felt like a natural partner for Avery Brewing Company. Both long-standing institutions value innovation, quality, and their Boulder home. By teaming up, Avery and CU saw an opportunity to create a locally inspired craft beer that would promote and celebrate the trailblazing spirit of Boulder within and beyond the city. Close neighbors and longtime friends, Avery employs many CU graduates and students, including Travis Rupp, Avery's Beer Archeologist and full time Classics Professor at CU Boulder. Rupp fostered the introductions that began this collaborative project. With so many close connections to the university, the Avery team was excited to work on this new beer.

"Boulder is my home, and I've been rooting for the Buffs since becoming a Coloradoan 35 years ago," says Adam Avery, founder of Avery Brewing Company. "It's a dream come true to partner with such a great university. I'm surrounded by CU grads here at the brewery who are just as psyched as I am about this beer! Let's Go Buffs!"

To envision a brand icon worthy of Boulder, Avery engaged artist Neil Shigley, nationally acclaimed artist and creator of Avery's current can art. Inspired by one of the most recognizable mascots in college sports, Shigley captured the dynamic, charging image of Ralphie, the American Bison. Ralphie famously leads CU's football team onto the field at every home game, before kickoff and the start of the second half, a tradition that started in 1967. She was a perfect mascot for Boulder's new hometown beer.

"We're excited to partner with the Avery Brewing Company on this unique endeavor," said Rick George, CU's athletic director. "The artwork of Ralphie on the cans is spectacular and really adds to making this a true homegrown, Boulder product."

For the artwork inside the cans, Avery's brewers crafted a crisp, clean, and immensely drinkable Colorado Gold Lager. Pure Rocky Mountain water sourced from CU and Avery's home state forms the base of this refreshing beer. At 4.5% ABV, Stampede will be a welcome, easy-drinking choice at Folsom Field, the CU Events Center, tailgates, and bars and liquor stores across Colorado and select nationwide locations. Go Buffs!

Stampede will be distributed in twelve packs of 12-ounce cans starting in late August. Find Stampede near you with Avery's brew finder: http://www.averybrewing.com/brew-finder.

About Avery Brewing Company:
A Colorado-based brewery for over 25 years, Avery Brewing has a singular focus on creating the perfect beer. In a world full of discord, Avery believes that a steadfast dedication to something as seemingly simple as beer can transform the world. Avery Brewing exists to pursue the mastery of beer and to reveal its power. Standouts include White Rascal Belgian-Style White Ale, a remarkable selection of IPAs, including The Maharaja Imperial IPA, and Barrel-Aged 16ers like Vanilla Bean Stout. Discover what great beer can do to your world. Beer First. The Rest Will Follow.

About Colorado Athletics
The University of Colorado is a member of the Pac-12 Conference and sponsors 17 intercollegiate sports on the Division I level: seven men's sports—basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor track, outdoor track and skiing, and 10 women's sports-- basketball, cross country, golf, indoor track, lacrosse, outdoor track, skiing, soccer, tennis and volleyball. CU has won 29 national championships in its athletic history, and its sports teams are known as the "Buffaloes," with one of the nation's most popular live mascots in Ralphie. The Boulder campus is located at the "foot of the Flatirons," just 25 miles northwest of Denver, and has over 33,000 students.
 

Not Sure

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The microbreweries are all doing these cheap lagers to try and grow into Bud/Coor's space.

I love that they branded the local one for the Buffs, and that can is saweet
“Cheap” lagers?

Wibby makes nothing but lagers and they’re anything but cheap. But I digress.

It would be great if Avery could have a beer garden set up at Folsom. Maybe that’s part of the arrangement. That would be very cool. Lots of potential with a partnership like this. I’ll be very interested to see where it goes.
 

Scotch

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I hope its better than Buffalo Gold.

Its great to see this happen!!!! Avery is also a favorite of mine.
 

Buffsrock85

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This is ****ing cool! That artwork on the can is very, very cool.

I wish it was a stout or an IPA, anything but a lager really. But, I’ll grab a case first chance I see it because **** it. Just means I have to drink more.
 

tante

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“Cheap” lagers?

Wibby makes nothing but lagers and they’re anything but cheap. But I digress.

It would be great if Avery could have a beer garden set up at Folsom. Maybe that’s part of the arrangement. That would be very cool. Lots of potential with a partnership like this. I’ll be very interested to see where it goes.
Avery is corporate owned now, so unless it leads directly to an increase in the bottom line it won't happen.
 

skibum

Did not pee on the Alamo.
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Not available within 100 miles of skibum and manhattanbuff.

Any of you clowns come to DC, we need some.
 
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