NEW THIS YEAR — Come enjoy the Private BEER Tasting at Wine Fest Fort Collins

Brewmaster Marni Wahlquist from Odell Brewing will discuss the art and science of brewing while serving both small pilot beers and special aged beers from their cellar. Food courtesy of Choice City Butcher & Deli will be paired with the beer.

Beers and food to be served:

Mango Tree Shaker….. Imperial Mango IPA, paired With Ceviche Tostada

2016 Pina Agria….. Aged Pineapple Sour, paired With Bacon Wrapped Pork Belly with Dried Pineapple

2017 Brazzle….. Aged Golden Raspberry Sour, paired With Herbed Lemon Marscapone Savory Tart

180 Schilling….. Imperial Scottish Ale, paired With Slow Cooked Beef Brisket with Tomato Chutney and Arugula on Crostini

Whisky Barrel Aged Lugene….. Whiskey Barred Aged Milk Stout, paired With Pretzel Brownie with Whiskey Whip Creme and Mint


Marni Wahlquist is part of the R+D Team at Odell and has recently accepted the position of the head brewer at their newest Denver Taproom at Sloan Lake. When she’s not writing recipes and brainstorming, she is brewing on the Pilot System and blending barrels. She attended CSU and graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology. Her love of fermentation began in 2002 when she made her first batch of sauerkraut. It was less than delicious, but it had still transformed enough to taste its potential. Through being a hobbyist fermenter and learning the science of fermentation in her kitchen, she launched a fermentation food business in 2011 which focused on traditionally fermented vegetables. As her company reached a new point of growth in 2014, she made the decision to shift her passion of fermentation to beer and accepted a packaging position at Odell Brewing Company. She began brewing in 2015 and has since brewed numerous styles of beer including kombucha beer, sahti, and gruit. She enjoys the challenges that fermentation presents and the myriad of possibilities of this deeply sensory, artful science.

Attendees will receive a t-shirt and crowler from Odell ($30 value).

The Private Beer Tasting takes place from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. This exclusive tasting is limited to 24 guests.

Private Beer Tasting & VIP Admission – $155, cost includes processing fee. This ticket includes VIP entry into the main event following the tasting.