90 Shilling was first introduced at the brewery's opening party in 1989. Lighter than a traditional Scottish ale, 90 Shilling is an irresistibly smooth and delicious medium-bodied amber ale. The brew is named for the Scottish method of taxing beer where only the highest quality beers were taxed 90 Shillings.
"When we started brewing in 1989," said Doug Odell, brewery founder. "90 Shilling was one of our first brews, and it was a big departure from the beers most people were drinking back then. Craft beer tastes have changed quite a bit since then, but 90 Shilling remains a flavorful and drinkable classic."
On July 14th, Odell Brewing tour goers can learn special historical facts about 90 Shilling and the brewery. They are also invited to come back after the beer is packaged on August 4, 2010 for samples of the brew, live music, and 90 Shilling soaked brats courtesy of Beaver's Market.
Odell Brewing was named a "Best Company to Work For" in Colorado and is an award winning brewery, nationally and internationally: 2010 North American Beer Awards - gold medal for Woodcut No. 3, silver medal for India Barleywine, silver medal for Red Ale, and bronze for 5 Barrel Pale Ale. 2010 Australian International Beer Awards - silver for 5 Barrel Pale Ale, silver for 90 Shilling, and bronze for IPA. 2010 World Beer Cup® - bronze for Red Ale. 2010 Denver International Beer Competition - silver for IPA, and silver for 5 Barrel Pale Ale. 2009 Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival - silver medal for 5 Barrel Pale Ale, bronze medal for 90 Shilling. 2009 BrewNZ Awards - gold for 5 Barrel Pale Ale, silver for 90 Shilling, and silver for IPA. 2008 World Beer Cup - gold for IPA, silver for Double Pilsner, silver for Cutthroat Porter. 2007 Great American Beer Festival - gold medal for IPA, silver medal for Easy Street Wheat, bronze medal for Extra Special Red. http://odellbrewing.com