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Kannah Creek Brewing Company releases bottled Crossed Irons Irish Ale

Brittany Markert
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Kannah Creek Brewing Company recently re-released its spring brew, Crossed Irons Irish Ale.
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GO&TASTE

WHAT: Kannah Creek brewing Company’s Crossed Irons Irish Ale

WHERE: Six-packs available throughout Grand Valley at retail stores

COST: Around $8.99

INFO: http://www.kannahcreekbrewingco.com

Beer lovers, rejoice! Kannah Creek Brewing Company has recently re-released its spring brew, Crossed Irons Irish Ale, which is available throughout the Grand Valley and Colorado at retail liquor stores.

Each case sold will benefit the Terry Farrell Firefighter Fund — Colorado Chapter (also known as the Terry Fund).

“After talking to board members we realized it was a great fit and they have a great mission,” said Katlin Birdsall, Kannah Creek’s spokeswoman. “It was also a good fit for our giving-back model at a state level.”



This is the second year the beer has been bottled, she added. Last year, sales from the beer raised $1,058 for the Terry Fund.

“We hope to raise more this year,” Birdsall said.



According to a press release, the Terry Fund uses donations to help firefighters injured or killed in the line of duty; to assist a firefighter family member that is sick or has an ambition to get a college education; or the fund might provide resources for a smaller volunteer department with no money for training or equipment.

THE BREW

Crossed Irons is considered a traditional red ale with a “medium malt body and light hop bitterness,” according to Kannah Creek.

“It has a nice caramel flavor and malty flavor,” head brewer Jim Jeffryes said. “It’s not very hoppy, but it has enough hops to back up the sweetness from the malt. It’s also very drinkable … a good sippin’ beer.”

The brew offers an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 5.2 percent and has an international bitter unit (IBU) of 30.

“We try not to make beers that are over the top, but are full-flavored,” Jeffryes said.

The logo and name — Crossed Irons — refers to the firemen hand tools used, a flathead axe and halligan bar. It was originally called Monument Red until a local firefighter and regular at Kannah Creek was diagnosed with leukemia.

Six-packs cost around $8.99 depending on location; it’s also available on draft at participating restaurants and bars. Only a portion of the sales from six-packs will be donated to the Terry Fund.

For more information, visit http://www.kannahcreekbrewingco.com.


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