Friday, March 8th, 2024

Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Our Mutual Friend


During this year’s Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado, Peaks & Pints visited Our Mutual Friend Brewing, or OMF, in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood on Larimer Street. Founded in 2012, which makes it one of the oldest breweries in River North Art District, or RiNo, and while our first impression of the taproom was a carefully curated combination of hipster cool, industrial chic, and your British uncle’s library and faux nonchalance, it would be a mistake to call OMF just another neo-beatnik hangout. The award-winning outfit — eight GABF medals, including a gold medal for Saison Trystero and silver medal for Biere Ovale in 2022, and a 2018 gold medal for Saison Trystero at World Beer Cup — roasts its own malt, making its grain-to-glass philosophy unique in the rapidly expanding Denver beer market and lending an impressive freshness to its brews. XBP Limited Liquids has brought OMF to Western Washington, including Peaks & Pints in Tacoma’s Proctor District. Stop by today for an in-house flight of OMF beer — a flight we’re calling Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Our Mutual Friend.

Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Our Mutual Friend

Our Mutual Friend Super Blue

7.6% ABV

Be it the fruity character brought to a beer from the yeast or hops, or actual fruit added to the beer, Our Mutual Friend spent years experimenting with all kinds of fruit in all kinds of beer. Super Blue is a sour beer refermented on blueberries crafted to be a lightly tart, bright, and refreshing blueberry explosion.

Our Mutual Friend The Fizz

4.7% ABV

The Fizz is a 100 percent Colorado-ingredient keller-pils that hits the nose almost saison-like with floral and herbal hops, soft tropical-fruit undertones, and finishes with light baked bread. On the tongue, expect hints of raw grain, green apple, and lemon in the flavor with a nice clean finish nailing the drinkable light lager character.

Our Mutual Friend Inner Light

6.5% ABV

This hazy pale ale grabbed a bronze at the 2020 GABF in the International Pale Ale category. It’s brewed with Mosaic, Cryo Mosaic, and Amarillo hops for a floral, citrus, a little lemon and pine, plus pineapple over doughy malt nose. Flavors are similar but the lemon stands out a little more.

Our Mutual Friend Neon Nail

7.1% ABV

Our Mutual Friend’s flagship hazy IPA is the Neon Nail brewed with Vic Secret, Galaxy, and Citra hops. Mango, dank papaya, peaches, pears, melon, faint plum and some sweet grain command the nose while firm malt takes second chair to mango, grapefruit, pine, prickly herbal bitterness, and resiny hash on the tongue.

Our Mutual Friend Time’s Arrow IPA

7.7% ABV

This West Coast IPA brewed with Colorado Malting Company malt and hopped with Idaho 7, Citra, and Colorado-grown Cascade hops hits the nose with diesel, resin, herbal mango, light pineapple, and a bit of bready malt. The flavor follows the nose with diesel, resin, light pineapple, and mango hop flavors, buoyed by a moderate malt sweetness that keeps things in balance.

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