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HC Berger Brewing
(Closed)
1900 East Lincoln Avenue
Fort Collins CO 80524
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Notes

Opened: 1992

Closed: 2002

Annual Production: 8,840 bbl

Thanks to Mike Bodzioch for sending the bottles to Hawaii!

Updated: October 5, 2003

Beer List

    • Date: June 18, 2002 (#4364)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beer School, Appleton WI
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Black, thick tan head. Chocolatey aroma, with an oxidized odor of wet cardboard. Medium creamy body, chocolatey, roasty.
    • Date: October 6, 2000 (#3655)
      Package: bottled
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Black, thick tan head. Some chocolate aroma. Thick, big chocolate hoppy flavor.
    • Date: September 2, 1997 (#2151)
      Package: bottled
      Place: from the brewery
      Score: 16½ points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Black, small tan head. Sweet aroma, some licorice, some chocolate. Good body, black and sweet and pretty roasty. Hop flavor shows up early and fades nicely to a sweet black finish.

    • Date: September 1, 1997 (#2146)
      Package: bottled
      Place: from the brewery
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Dark yellow, hazy, big white head. Sweet, malty aroma. Pretty sweet, big malty flavor. Bit of hop flavor late, but not real well-balanced.

  • Bamberg-Style Rauchbier
    • Date: December 17, 1997 (#2367)
      Package: bottled
      Place: from the brewery
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Red-brown, fairly high carbonation, thick white head. Smoke aroma, maybe with some fusels. Smells vaguely like diesel fuel. Good body, good malt flavor. Some smoke, but not a lot. Sweet finish.

  • Garden (Fruit Wheat) Beer