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Toasted: A Barrel's Story

  • The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project 925 West 8th Avenue Denver, CO, 80204 United States (map)

Join us for a tasting tour of oaks and alternative wood species. We will dive into the barrel-aging process by comparing (drinking) a variety of unique wood aged products while becoming intimately familiar with the nuances that define the legendary American Oak barrel. We will discuss the history, science, and the essential ingredient: magnificent trees.

Dr. David Monahan - engineer, distiller, cooper and serial entrepreneur - has a knack for challenging conventional thought. He opened (and sold) the first distillery in Fort Collins and recently founded Squarrel Square Barrels- the first sustainable, customizable and keg-able Oak barrel. Blending analytical sciences with the profound art of craft beverage making, Monahan now lives by a simple philosophy: honor thy oak.

Guests with tickets will receive 25% off drinks at Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project. Please bring a valid ID and your ticket. Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. This event is in partnership with the Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project. Check out forthcoming speakers and learn more at our Denver landing page at Atlas Obscura.

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