CSU student brewers to release new beer at Odell’s tap room Thursday

Colorado State University students enrolled in the Brewing Science & Technology course will release the fruits of this semester’s fermentation labor at a ceremonial tapping of their “Spring Forward Belgian Bok Bier” 4-6 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at the Odell Brewing Tap Room in Fort Collins.

As part of the course, which is in its 15th semester, students brewed the beer on March 29 and kept it in cold cellars since then. It is described as a traditional artisanal farmhouse ale from Northern France.

The release party, dubbed “Never Look Bok,” will feature live bluegrass music and, at 5 p.m., brewery owner Doug Odell will offer a few comments as well as a toast to the CSU student brewers.

The beer will be on tap at Odell’s and in the Ramskeller in the CSU Lory Student Center on campus for the rest of the semester, until all eight barrels are depleted.

The class, FETC 460, is taught by Jack Avens, a professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, and usually has about 20 students enrolled.

Odell Brewing is located at 800 E. Lincoln Ave. in Fort Collins.