2013 Breweries to Watch:
BRU handbuilt ales | Boulder, Colo.: Centro Latin Kitchen chef Ian Clark’s garage-based nanobrewery pumps out newly bottled beers like the date-infused Obitus American Brown Ale and lemon zest-and-juniper-spiked Citrum IPA. read the full article
5. At the bar at Centro Latin Kitchen in Boulder, Colo., where the first drops of chef Ian Clark’s pet-project nanobrewery, BRU Handbuilt Ales, are pouring. Obitus, a brown ale brewed with dates, is a must-drink.
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Small Batch: Inside one of Colorado’s tiniest breweries.
Centro Latin Kitchen and Refreshment Palace executive chef Ian Clark lives at the end of a cul-de-sac in a neighborhood in north Boulder. Attached to the front of his home is a nondescript 400-square-foot garage. What’s inside is far from typical: Clark uses this space to operate his commercially licensed nanobrewery, BRU Handbuilt Ales. (Breweries that produce fewer than three barrels per batch are considered nanobreweries.)... read more
WEEKEND Editor's Picks: Beer Made For Summer
BOULDER As if an open-air patio and fresh salsa weren't reasons enough to while away afternoons at Centro Latin Kitchen, now there's another temptation: Citrum. The lemon zest- and juniper- accented IPA is the first pour from chef Ian Clark's BRU, his home brewery. The golden ale is layered with a light hoppy flavor and notes of fruit and herbs, and goes just right with spicy shrimp tacos and prawn Veracruz. $$; 950 Pearl Street.; 303/442-7771.
Best New Trend: Chef-Owned Distilleries/Breweries
We are all for this new trend: Chefs are stepping out of the kitchen and into the distillery and brewery. Chef Bradford Heap and his Salt beverage director Evan Faber announced they are teaming up to start a distillery, and chef Ian Clark of Centro recently announced he is starting a nano-brewery. Talk about a beer and food pairing.