REVIEW: 90 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company

Quick Characteristics
Brewery: Odell Brewing Co.
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Style: Scottish Ale
ABV: 5.30%
IBU: 27
Appearance: Copper, Slightly Red with Off-White Foam
Aroma: Bread, Biscuit & Big Malt
Flavor: Sweet Malty Characters; Faint Hoppiness
Availability: Year-Round
Pairs With: Roasted Pork or Quail; Dark Chocolate or Caramel Desserts

Odell Brewing Company is another one of those success stories. You know the ones, a home brewer goes pro and ends up a grand success. Those stories, the ones that, as home brewers and beer coinsures, we have a mixed bag of emotions about. We love to know that if one of us bravely stepped off the boat into the wide ocean and took the plunge, there’s a chance we’d come up kicking water and swimming hard at some point. But we also kinda hate them because they’ve gone before us, and are “there” already, making a living, doing something truly loved. Well, Odell is a grandfather on the craft brew scene, so don’t get your feathers too ruffled.

Founder, Doug Odell, along with his wife Wynne, and sister Corki got their start in 1989, which is, on a craft brewery timeline, the beginnings of the post probation climb back into popularity. There was only one other craft brewery operating in Colorado when they started, now there are probably over 200. So, they’ve been brewing for a while. They know their stuff.
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