Great Divide Brewing Company is expanding its seasonal portfolio with the addition of Roadie Grapefruit Radler.
Brewed with natural grapefruit puree, this easy-drinking ale pours a hazy sunrise gold and is bursting with citrus aroma. This beer was named both for the road biking cyclist, roadie, and the German word for cycling, radler.
“Creating a radler is wildly different from anything we have brewed before. Traditional radlers add finished soda to the beer, but we wanted to do our own take on the style. After almost a year in development and a huge amount of effort from our production team, we achieved our goal for this Colorado Radler using an obscene amount of grapefruit-puree and omitting the soda.”
– Brian Dunn, owner and founder of Great Divide Brewing Company
As an avid cyclist, Great Divide founder Brian Dunn has a personal history on the bike. His experience expands from riding through the French mountainside as a child, to racing after college and eventually passing the love of the sport onto his twin sons. He has also instilled this passion for cycling in the brewery.
Great Divide has been a part of the cycling community throughout the years with the creation of the Great Divide Racing Team, annual employee participation in the Bike MS race and the annual BoulDurango, as well as donating profits from their Tap Room Giving Program to organizations like Bike Denver and the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado.
Inspired by the brewery’s roots in the cycling community and the camaraderie surrounding the sport, Roadie Grapefruit Radler is an ode to cyclists everywhere.
“Grapefruit is one of the most refreshing fruits around, and with its relatively low ABV of 4.2 percent, this radler is a natural fit for a refreshing post-ride beer,” said Dunn.
Roadie is now available in 6-packs, 15.5 gallon and 5 gallon kegs.
ABV: 4.2% | Available: April – July
For more information, visit GreatDivide.com.