The honeybee (Apis mellifera) is an amazing creature. It is the only bee in 10,000 species that produces honey. It is a social insect, living in colonies of up to 80,000 bees, roughly 25 times the size of our Poncha Springs community. To honor these amazing creatures, we brew Apis IV with local alfalfa honey from Beekeeper’s Boutique, a four-generation apiary that’s been in Colorado for over 100 years.
Apis IV is brewed in the Trappist tradition of Belgian Dark Strong Ales and pours dark brown with hues of red. A thick creamy off-white head and notes of figs, plums, and honey.