kannah creek brewery, grand junction, colorado
Clubs of America | May 11, 2014
Kannah Creek Brewing Company is locally owned and operated. Since opening the brewpub doors in October of 2005, they have continued to take great pleasure in creating top quality craft beer and food with an emphasis on hospitality that keeps their customers coming back for more. Welcoming, with a casual atmosphere, the locals call “The Creek” their neighborhood brewpub.
Due to high demand for their beer, they opened a second location, Edgewater Brewery, in downtown Grand Junction in May of 2013. “The Edge” features a production facility along with a tap room and grill. There they brew, bottle and distribute Kannah Creek Brewing Company’s flagship award-winning beers, the Lands End Amber Ale and the Standing Wave Pale Ale. Your favorite Beer of the Month Club is happy to report that they also have a rotating line of seasonal beers, with more bottled beauties to be released soon. Each location offers the same great beer and amazing service, but keeps things interesting with different menu options.
Standing Wave Pale Ale is rich amber in color with a distinctive hoppy character. It’s brewed in a traditional English style with Crystal malts and a select variety of American hops. Its complex malty flavor, crisp hop balance and inviting aroma make sipping this ale a pleasure. It won the Gold Award at the 2008 World Beer Cup in the Extra Special Bitter/Strong Bitter Beer category.
Deep copper in color, this German-style Altbier is a remarkable beer with a crisp, clean finish. Lands End Amber balances the rich character of specialty malts with the mild aromas and bitterness of three hop additions. This brew is a real competitor, taking Gold at the 2010 World Beer Cup (German-style Brown Ale category) and a Silver at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival in the German Altbier category.)
Featured Beer from Kannah Creek Brewery: Standing Wave Pale Ale & Lands End Amber Ale
PALE ALE — Kannah Creek’s Standing Wave Pale Ale: This noteworthy PA is a rich, light bodied brew with assertive hops and a dry finish. Britain’s classic beer, pale ale is by definition, medium-bodied with a complex, medium-dry palate. Serve cool, not cold (about 55°F) with Pan Asian cuisine and your favorite poultry dishes.
AMBER ALE — Kannah Creek’s Lands End Amber Ale: Any ale darker than a pale and lighter than a brown is classified as an amber ale. Diverse in color, hoppiness and malt character, serve this German-style amber with chicken, fish, and grilled veggies. (Ales are always top-fermented.)