Uhl’s Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with Duo of Barrel-Aged Releases

Uhl’s Brewing is turning two in March and celebrating that accomplishment with a weekend of music, food, and barrel-aged beer releases.

Uhl’s will be hosting their anniversary weekend on Saturday, March 19 from 12-9pm and on Sunday, March 20 from 12-8pm. Festivities will include live music from The Desert Furs on Saturday from 6-8pm and Alex Mackenzie-Low of A-Mac on Sunday from 5-7pm. Additionally, Charlotte’s Lil Kitchen will be serving up Mediterranean-inspired fare on Saturday and Kingcomo’s Quesadillas will be there Sunday serving up creative, cheesy snacks. The brewery will release their anniversary beer, Barrel Aged Big Mole Stout, and a rum barrel-aged Belgian Quadrupel named What Did We Do?

Uhl’s Barrel Aged Big Mole Stout is brewed with a laundry list of exotic ingredients, including Ecuadorian cacao nibs, Tahitian and Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans, Vietnamese and Indonesian cinnamon, and ancho chili peppers from south of the border. Every batch is brewed with slight tweaks on the spice levels, adjusted by the owner Aaron Uhl, to bring out the best flavor every time. Big Mole’s creation stemmed from an award-winning homebrew recipe, inspired by some of the best spiced beer makers in the world, Perennial Artisan Ales, Prairie Artisan Ales and Cigar City. Specifically, Aaron took flavor notes from Prairie’s Bomb! and Perennial’s Abraxas stouts to create his Barrel Aged Big Mole.

“The feedback I got on the original homebrew recipe helped me realize I just may be able to make it on a larger scale,” said Aaron. And indeed he did. Uhl’s will be releasing the Barrel Aged Big Mole, which was aged in a single 9-year-old Buffalo Trace barrel for 14 months, on the weekend of their anniversary.

Uhl’s What Did We Do? is a rum barrel-aged Belgian quadrupel that rested for 12 months in 20-year-old rum barrels from South America before getting racked on more than 50 pounds of fresh bananas, 30 pounds of raw coconut flakes, 2 pounds of Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans and just a hint of cassia chips to round it out. The resulting flavors and aromas ignite the imagination with thoughts of hot buttered rum cakes and Bananas Foster desserts. What Did We Do? is really what you will be asking yourself, as nothing like this has ever been made on the Front Range.

Known for their love of barrel-aged beers, it’s only natural that Uhl’s would celebrate their anniversary weekend with a double release. This anniversary not only marks two years of business, but two years of business beginning in and continuing through the COVID-19 pandemic. Aaron and Uhl’s have overcome pandemic-era challenges and continue to provide the Boulder community with delicious options.

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