Riff Raff Brewing puts out seasonal releases from time to time so we can complement our flagship beer lineup. All seasonals are brewed in house on our 3.5bbl system.
Using the flagship Plebeian Porter as a palette, Riff Raff’s brewers dress up this beer by adding black cherry to complement the roasty, chocolaty notes resident in the base porter.
Rich and malty, this Lass is stronger than you might expect! She’s sweet, but she can also put you on the floor if you aren’t careful. Complex malts create a smooth, caramel characteristics with dark fruit flavors lingering on the finish. We aged her on Scotch oak spirals to give an extra amount of heft!
Tropical and juicy, this NE style IPA has full hop aroma and flavor from 11 lbs of dry hopping using Citra, El Dorado, and Mosaic. It’s malt bill contains 19% flaked wheat, contributing to it’s creamy mouthfeel and smooth finish.
Brewed in honor of our dear friend Colin Sutton, this American Lager is based off the popular Canadian Lager, Kokanee. Clean, smooth, approachable with a crisp finish, this beer is the perfect complement to a day spent outdoors!
We took our rich, roasty and full-bodied classic stout and added a fun twist! Aged on fresh coarsely ground dark French roast coffee, this Oatlaw still finishes nice and smooth with roasty coffee notes.
Brewed with German tradition and heritage in mind, this beer is made with 100% German ingredients. The Pilsen grains leave a classic soft malt flavor lasting throughout with just a hint of German hops on the finish. Prost!
Riff Raff’s spin on a traditional Scottish Ale leads with malty sweetness backed by caramel and toffee notes. The playful body ends with a nice lingering sweetness that dries out quickly.
I got 99 problems and beer solves all of them.
Olde Ale base, this colonial style recipe uses the new growth harvested from spruce trees to be used right in the boil of the brew. This leaves a finish that is often characterized as pine, melon, mint or spice. It’s a wonderful, unique flavor experience, and hey, it can even help cure scurvy!
An Olde Ale base with locally harvested spruce tips added straight to the boil, fermented and then aged on over 80lbs of cranberry. Bursting with flavor, this beer comes alive with hints of citrus, spruce, and cranberry, followed up with a nice and crisp finish! We also teamed up with our pals at Three Barrel Brewing in Del Norte, CO for collaboration brew of this beer!
Big, black, thick and smooth, the malt bill alone would impress the gnarliest of czars, but the hops to back it up are right there too, of course. A diverse selection of dark malts create roasted coffee, chocolate, and hints of plumb and raisin on the finish. – выпивать додна! (translated: drink up, drink to the dregs!)
This beer will slap you over the head – but only if you let it. Brewed with loads of Caramel, Vienna and roasted specialty malts to back up the loads of Cascade, Citra and Simcoe hops, this is one hoppy beer to be reckoned with…you might say it’s wicked good!
An American wheat ale, this light, refreshing and crisp beer was aged on plums for a slight tart finish!
An all Colorado “wet hop” beer, meaning the hops were harvested and went into the brew within 24 hours, giving it a fresh hop forward taste. This light pale ale was brewed with Colorado hops from Pine River Hop Farm in Bayfield and malts from Colorado Malting Co. in Alamosa. We even threw in a little bit of peaches from Hotchkiss to add a subtle twist!
With a mild orange and coriander aroma, this Witbier finishes with a pleasant malt character and a slightly tart, crisp finish.
A specialty Pale Ale brewed with only Citra hops, this is a nice, bright session beer that pops with grapefruit and lemon from the hops. Very low on the bitterness but big on the hoppy drinkability, this is what many are calling a “Session IPA.”
This light bodied Blonde Ale was aged on Montmorency tart cherries to give it a nice, subtle cherry aroma that starts off sweet and then has a slightly tart finish.
This light bodied English Premium Bitter was brewed in honor of Riff Raff’s friend Paul Ogg, to help him offset the costs of undergoing lymphoma cancer treatment. A nice malt aroma is followed with a clean, crisp finish and mellow hints of hops. Very little bitterness and light esters from the English yeast strain, this beer is very sessionable – perfect for ushering in the warming days of Spring.
Sorachi Ace hops were developed by the Sapporo Brewery in Japan and used in their beers. This single hop beer uses only Sorachi Ace to highlight the lemon / lemongrass characteristics of this unique hop.
Brewed with hops from the experimental hop farm in Hesperus near Durango, we brewed this amber using Cascade, Nugget and Vanguard hops all grown locally.
A light fruity hop nose with hints of toasted caramel malts, this light amber colored beer finishes crisp and dry.
We took our Ann Adele Pale Ale, a delightfully smooth, creamy pale ale accentuated with a bright hop aroma, and aged in Montmorency tart cherries. With very little bitterness and a nice balance between sweet malt and tart cherry, it is clean and enjoyable all the way through.
Rich and malty, this Lass is stronger than you might expect! She’s sweet, but she can also put you on the floor if you aren’t careful. Complex malts create a smooth, caramel characteristics with dark fruit flavors lingering on the finish.
This is an Old Ale base, brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, fresh ground ginger, and molasses. A darker, thicker beer, it comes on sweet and finishes dry with pleasant spices on the nose. A perfect warmer for the winter!
Brewer Matt’s first original recipe here at Riff Raff, this beer is a delightfully smooth, creamy pale ale accentuated with a bright hop aroma. With very little bitterness, it is clean and enjoyable all the way through.
A bright, light bodied ale with beautiful floral and lemon aromas and low bitterness. Our hops came from our neighbors at Pine River hop farm in Bayfield, CO. The Cascade and Chinook hops were harvested off the vine and brewed within 24 hours of harvesting creating a fresh, unique hop profile.
A Spanish term for “The Goblin,” El Duende adds some spice to your life. With this version we took a bunch of freshly fire roasted Hatch chile peppers and threw them right into the boil. Similar to our standard El Duende but with a bit more punch.
A bright and crisp, sessionable India Pale Ale. We have taken out the bitterness and lowered the alcohol content and then profiled floral and slightly citrusy characteristics of Centennial hops used throughout the brewing process – perfect for warm summer days!
Also knows as a Cascadian Dark Ale, this has the hoppy profile of an IPA but is darker in color and has a prominent roasted character due to the addition of dark malts.
We started with a traditional light bodied Cream Ale with the addition of pure, raw honey and then aged it on Choke Cherry Blossoms for a nice, subtle flower aroma.
The ancient Utess called it Pagosah, basically meaning “healing waters.” This is a light bodied lager brewed with a splash of the water taken directly out of the Pagosah Hot Springs. Now THIS is some of Pagosa’s finest healing water!