A light-colored ale that boasts aromas of orange and pine with ripe peach and apricot atop toasted sugar and bread crust.
7% ABV | 80 IBU
OG 16 (1.064)
FG 3.5 (1.014)
Friends, beer drinkers, New Mexicans, this beer is for you. Brewed in the American style, this light lager was made with two row, malted barley, melanoidin malt, and flaked corn to emulate the big boys. We threw a few Willamette hops in there as well for balance. Compa is simultaneously malty and easy drinking. So kick back, grab a burger, and enjoy.
5.25% ABV | 20 IBU
A red mahogany, American IPA with classic "C" hop character. Malty and sweet with a touch of roast and a medium full body.
8% ABV | 60 IBU
OG 17 (1.068)
FG 4 (1.016)
An amber ale in the English tradition. Sparkfitter Amber balances toasty malts, earthy hops, and fruity yeast to achieve a classic, pub-style bitter.
5.4% ABV | 30 IBU
OG 13 (1.052)
FG 3 (1.012)
This popular kettle sour is inspired by the Napoleon. Not the famously undersized general, but rather, the flaky, cream-filled pastry. We began the process with a wheat heavy grain bill which we ran off and kettle soured before boiling with lactose, a milk sugar. We then added a ridiculous quantity of pure raspberry puree to the fermentation and let it all bubble away until the flavors developed and the yeast was finished. What resulted is a fantastically fruit-forward brew with a raspberry aroma, striking appearance, and a refreshingly sweet/tart finish. We had fun with this one!
5.8% ABV | 5 IBU
A light and dry easy-drinking Kolsch-style ale brewed with German pilsner malt and German hops, fermented cool resulting in a clean, refreshing brew with an herbal, lemon hop character.
5% ABV | 25 IBU
An American take on an Irish classic. This dry stout is full of cocoa and roast with notes of dates and dark fruit. Brewed to session strength with drinkability in spades. Served on Nitro.
6% ABV | 40 IBU
This twist on a classic style combines soft wheat notes with orange, coriander, and a spicy yeast character. Bursting with flavor and prickly carbonation, The Village Wit finishes appropriately dry.
6% ABV | 15 IBU
New and Amazing! Steel Bender Cider is now made with 100%, not-from-concentrate apple juice. We don't add any sulfites or sugar and let the juice and yeast shine. Intense apple flavor dominates with just a hint of strawberry and melon, compliments of the yeast! A semi-sweet finish rounds out the palette with a mild tannic dryness to leave you ready for the next.
We were all young once and this New Peculiar is no exception. Most of this batch was stashed away in barrels to become an Old Ale in due time. We are proudly serving the remainder in its younger state. An abundance of dried fruit esters greet the nose with definite hints of leather and wood. We brewed this beer with a selection of our favorite Simpsons, crystal malts over a base of 2 row and Munich malts. A restrained hop character was executed with Meridian hops which add to the fruity quality. A complex beer to be sure, New Peculiar finishes with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Keep an eye out in the future for the aged version and enjoy this iteration while it lasts. Cheers!
6.9% ABV | 50 IBU
Brewed in collaboration with Furthur Brewing, this Springtime Pilsner is a showpiece for Styrian Kolibri hops. Named for the hummingbird, Styrian Kolibri lends noble character, fresh cut grass, kiwi, and stonefruit to the aroma of this classic Pilsner beer. German Pilsner and German acidulated malts make up the entirety of the grist. Hummingbird Pils delights the pallet with intense breadiness, a firm bitterness, and a crisp finish. Many thanks to ZA Hops for importing these unique hops. We brewed this to a sessionable strength so feel free to enjoy. Na Zdravje!!
4.7% ABV | 30 IBU
A barrel aged, dry hopped, brettanomyces spiked Saison is best brewed with friends. In this case, our friends from Ex Novo Brewing joined us to collaborate on this very special bottle release. We began by brewing a Saison with hard, red, Colorado wheat then fermented it with the French Saison strain. It then underwent aging in barrels with two strains of Brettanomyces before being dry hopped with Southern Passion hops. Bottled and conditioned to traditional, very high, Saison carbonation levels, this beer will be fruity and hoppy now and will develop more funky, Brett character as it ages.
6.1% ABV | 30 IBU
Stay Golden is a Summer Ale brewed in the English tradition. We used Golden Promise pale ale malt as the base for this low ABV quencher to which we added some oats and a bit of crystal malt for a nice golden hue. Tettnang hops and lemon peel in the boil add a refreshing touch of citrus with the fruitiness of our house ale yeast strain rounding out the finish. Easy drinking and just in time for the warm weather, Stay Golden out there!
4.9% ABV | 25 IBU
This one is as dry as dry can be. Fermented out completely, there is nothing to get in the way of the Azacca, Jarrylo, and Idaho 7 hops. With aromas of melon, grapefruit pith, passionfruit, and tangerine, ETTU is brimming with fruity goodness. We took a stab at getting as many tiny bubbles as we could into every glass to bring you a sparklingly good brew. And remember, at Steel Bender we’ve got your back, even you.
6.3% ABV | 20 IBU
The Berliner is one of this brewer’s favorites. Low alcohol and an extremely tart character define this classic style. We teamed up with our friends at Walgreens for their Red Nose day benefit to brew this fruited version. Strawberry, plum, raspberry, cherry, and cranberry give the Rosy Nosy a striking red color and a decidedly fruity flavor in a supremely sessionable quencher. Sit back and have a pint or two and know that you are helping Walgreens in their effort to combat child poverty.
3.4% ABV | 1 IBU
This one is as local as it gets. We held a pressing party with our crew, local farmers, and friends. And by the long day's end, we had pressed over 7,000 pounds of apples from a neighboring orchard located right here in the Village. Then we fermented and bottled at the brewery. Los Ranchos Cider boasts rustic aromas that carry the orchard's bountiful history. It's dry while being full of complex fruit flavors and finishes with a spritzy carbonation. Available in 500mL bottles.
A heritage cider pressed from fruit harvested from orchards at the base of the San Juan Mountains along back county roads and rickety fence lines. Nine apple varieties in all: four dating back to the early 1900s; three from the 1950s; and one we call The Bard, the “lost” apple with no DNA origins to any existing apple (maybe bounced out the back of a truck passing through and planted roots? That’s what we liketo think.) Finally, one old (early 1900s) wild & tart pear variety, a "spitter," chock-full of tannin. A journey captured inside every bottle. 750mL bottles.
Seasoned. Distinctive. Chock-full of grit with a dose of zestand strong will, every village should have its village wit. Our twist on this classic style combines soft wheat notes with orange, coriander, and a spicy yeast character. Bursting with flavor and prickly carbonation, The Village Wit finishes charmingly dry.
6% ABV | 15 IBU
Forget the kitchen sink, we threw the whole shoe at this one! We started with our house Belgian yeast strain to achieve those fruity esters and spicy phenols that play so wellwith the Citra and Tettnang hop base.
Then we threw some more in the fermente. . . 2018 harvest Cascade and Chinook hops from Billy Goat Hop Farm in Montrose, Colorado (and more Citra and Tettnang while we were at it). The result? A Belgo IPA pouring a hazy yellow and packed with aromas of grapefruit, lemon, pepper, cut grass, and bubblegum.
7.4% ABV | 80 IBU
Packed with potential . . .
Barley and wheat malts. Azacca, El Dorado, Elle, and Meridian hops. PERSEVERANCE. And Brettanomyces. Cinderella Story is about squaring up to a challenge, keeping the prize in sight, and shrugging off the impossible. It’s a testament to never giving up. Enjoy Cindy’s hop character now, and then put some away to check in on the Brett evolution. Whatever you tackle, do it with gusto.
6.25% ABV | 30 IBU
This bracingly tart take on a Flanders Style Sour has taken some time to bring about. A year in barrels with Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, and Pediococcus brought about plenty of pucker with a long stay in bottles resulting in a fruity, farmyard funk to balance the acidity. One complex beer that was worth the wait.
8% ABV | 5 IBU
For fun, we added pure boysenberry puree to some of the barrels of Ned’s Sour Pail. The result is a fruitier, vinous version of Ned’s Sour.
8% ABV | 5 IBU
Meet VIEJO AGRIO, our first mixed-culture sour beer. Brewed with Pilsner, Aromatic, Wheat, and Special B malts, and touched with French Aramis hops, this beer spent just over a year in brandy barrels with the full treasure trove of bugs. Various Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, and Pediococcus cultures all got a turn in the extended barrel aging before being bottled with priming sugar and wine yeast. A wealth of funk and brandy aroma mix beautifully with the bracingly tart flavor, giving way to a lingering oak and tannin barrel character on the palate. Discovering Viejo Agrio’s transformations during its journey has been half the fun! Let’s see where it takes us for years to come. . .
7.2% ABV | 5 IBU
Rich with notes of lemon curd, pear and tropical pineapple with a crisp finish.
MILAGRO CORRALES WHITE
Crisp and refreshing with notes of melon, green apple and nectarines.
CASA RONDENA SERENADE
Off-dry blend of Riesling and Viognier with notes of peach, nectarine, and orange blossoms. It finishes crisp with just a hint of sweetness.
MILAGRO CORRALES RED
Round mouthfeel with flavors or cherry, raspberry and currants with a hint of spice on a soft finish.
GRUET PINOT NOIR
Ripe raspberry with vanilla and spice with a light body. Perfect for spring!
Cherry and cola dominate this medium bodied red with well integrated tannins and a little spice. It has a velvety mouthfeel with just a bit of a peppery finish.
VARA GARNACHA ROSADO
Strawberries and cherries burst out on the nose with spring flowers. It has an intense color with a slight purple tint.
GRUET SPARKLING ROSE
A pink sparkler with notes of strawberry, cherry, and red flowers. It has crisp refreshing acidity to balance the bubbles.
GRUET SAUVAGE BLANC DE BLANC
Notes of Meyer lemon with a persistent mouse. Bright acidity that finishes bone dry.
VARA “SILVERHEAD'“ BRUT CAVA
Bright lemon and persimmon with a light herbal quality. Finishes with dry preserved lemon notes.