Thursday, January 29, 2015

Colorado Beer News 012915

Colorado Beer NewsWish it were Friday? Don't we all. Perhaps if you buy a Colorado craft beer, sip on it and close your eyes and imagine it was Friday that might help. Or if you drink one near midnight tonight it will be Friday before you know it! Just don't forget to set your alarm clock tomorrow morning. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Thursday, January 29th, 2015. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

[CO Beer Festivals] -- [Beer Dinners] -- [CO Beer Releases]

Metro Denver

Hops & Pie - Today Hops & Pie has two new tappings of special beers side-by-side. The first is Melvin's 2x4, a quadruple pale ale. And the other beer is none other than Russian River's Pliny the Elder, another great Imperial IPA. Stop in soon if you want to get a glass of these big brews. They'll go fast once they tap at 11:30am TODAY. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing Co - Head to Costco in Parker tomorrow, January 30th for Super Bowl Specials throughout the store. Sample beer with Steve from Dry Dock and pick up a free Dry Dock pint glass or koozie with your Dry Dock beer purchase. [15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO]

Ratio Beerworks - Announcing the Grand Opening of Ratio Beerworks - set for Valentine's Day (February 14th) at 12pm! They will be the newest brewery in the Denver RiNo Arts District of the historic Five Points neighborhood. Look for further opening day celebration details coming up very soon. They are located at: 2920 Larimer St, Denver, CO.

FERMÆNTRA - Have plans for Super Bowl Sunday? FERMÆNTRA does! Come down and enjoy ALL DAY Happy Hour with $1 off all full pours! Matt's Snack Shack will be there at noon serving up some amazing wings, sandwiches, brats, and other game day goodies. Open at noon until the game ends! [1715 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO]

Nighthawk Brewery - Some exciting news from Nighthawk. They will have their first food truck there THIS FRIDAY, January 30th! Knock On Wood Smokehouse will be out front from 4pm-8pm, so if you haven't stopped by the taproom yet and have a hankering for some awesome BBQ then this Friday will be your lucky day! [2780 Industrial Ln, Broomfield, CO]

Renegade Brewing Company @ The Yard on Santa Fe - Their brand new facility at The Yard on Santa Fe is finally open! They are celebrating by starting their first round of brewery tours on February 6th and 7th. Tours on Friday 2/6 will be from 4:00-7:00pm and Saturday 2/7 will be from 1:00-4:00pm. Located between First Ave and Ellsworth in the old Stark Lumber Yard - about 8 blocks south of their 1st location. Look for lots more Renegade beer to be flowing near you. [918 W 1st Ave, Denver, CO]

Baere Brewing Co - Just released! "Why Ask Why Farmhouse Dry" hit the taps today. Made with 2 Belgian yeasts and weighs in at a big 8% ABV. This brew ought to help you get to Friday. [320 Broadway, Ste E, Denver, CO]

Voss Farms Colorado - Hop plant rhizomes will be available in March and April. They'll have rhizomes for $3 each or 4 for $10 or $10 for $20: Centennial, Nugget, Willamette, Chinook. To reserve yours, send them an email (vossfarmscolorado[at]yahoo.com ) ... include your name, quantity and type desired and they'll inform you when they will be available for pick up at the hop yard in Arvada. They can mail quantities over 40 with an extra shipping charge.

CAUTION: Brewing Co (WEST) - Do you like retro video games? Do you like getting $1.00 off beers? If you answered Yes to one or both questions, you should stop by CAUTION tonight for retro gaming night & happy hour pricing. #partywithcaution [1057 S Wadsworth Blvd, Unit 60, Lakewood, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria - Can't decide which craft brew suits your mood today? Try a flight of beer! Choose from Dank IPA, Ryeot Rye Ale, Leaves of Lemongrass, Oaked Ryeot, Coconut Vanilla Porter, Nitro Dirty Chai, Liquid Resume, Diggity Dank, Oli's Brown Ale, or Model Citizen! Have a whole lot of TAKE IT EASY day! [6730 S Cornerstar Way Ste D, Aurora, CO]

Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado - Hey Breckenridge and Never Summer Industries fans! Are you in town for the SnowSports Industries America tradeshow? They brewed a beer especially for Never Summer. Check out their limited edition "NS Pale Ale" at select Denver bars over the weekend (Blake St Vault, World of Beer Blake St, Tarantula Billiards, Cheeba Hut, and Shag Lounge). Get there quick! When it's gone, it's gone. [471 Kalamath St, Denver, CO]

Chain Reaction Brewing Co - Whose ready for a ‪#‎thirstythursday‬ ‪#‎firkin‬ tapping! Today's firkin is an Irish Stout with vanilla beans and orange peel! They opened up at 3pm so make sure to come get some while it lasts! [902 S Lipan St, Denver, CO]

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Boulder County

Boulder Beer Co - [PRESS RELEASE] Music fans who follow Umphrey’s McGee will soon find a new way to connect with the band, with the release of a custom craft-beer called Nothing Too Fancy everyday ale. Much like the band’s music, the ale will be smooth and easy on the surface, yet complex and layered at its core. “We designed it to be drinkable all day, every day,” said the band’s guitarist and vocalist Brendan Bayliss. Nothing Too Fancy will become available in Colorado this July. The team behind the beer is Rock Brothers Brewing, who have previously released custom craft beers with Hootie & The Blowfish, JJ Grey & Mofro, and Have Gun Will Travel. Kevin Lilly from Rock Brothers said the Umphrey’s McGee beer is a sessionable American Wheat with generous amounts of fruity hops, producing a big, juicy hop aroma and a flavor that will be truly unique. Rock Brothers routinely partners with Cigar City Brewing in Tampa on recipe development, but will also involve Boulder Beer Company in Colorado for the Umphrey’s McGee brew. The band members are looking forward to a beer that balances the rock and roll energy of an Umphrey’s live show with the chilled-attitude of a warm summer day and a six-pack on ice. Nothing Too Fancy will be brewed and packaged at Boulder Beer Company, Colorado’s first craft brewery. Established in 1979 in Boulder, CO, Boulder Beer was a pioneer in the craft beer movement and is known for brewing classic styles with an innovative twist. “We are super stoked to be teaming up with Rock Brothers Brewing, Umphrey's, and Cigar City Brewing to bring this special brew to several of our key markets,” said Jeff Brown, President of Boulder Beer Company. “When the Rock Brothers approached us with the idea of working together, we didn't have to think twice. Culturally it is such a great fit for us and the entire brewery staff is very excited to launch this brand.” - The beer will be released in association with the following performances: Boulder Theatre - Boulder, CO - July 2 and also at Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO - July 3. [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co - They've moved their weekly Run Club event to Thursdays! The Longmont Sole Mates (Left Hand Brewing and Shoes & Brews) will be hosting a partnered run club each Thursday at 6PM. The run starts and finishes at Shoes & Brews (63 S Pratt Pkwy, Unit B, Longmont, CO). All participants receive a free pint from Left Hand Brewing Co plus a chance for giveaway prizes from Shoes & Brews. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

300 Suns Brewing - The brewery will be celebrating Valentine's Day right with cake, beer and fun photos. Yum! Yum! Sweets & Treats is baking up their YumCakes with ganache made from 300 Sun's Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout and sea salt. They will be serving them with a set of 4 tasters for $10 (they'll suggest, but can be anything you want) Reserve one today by visiting 300sunsbrewing.com/bemine. Also a fun photo booth so you can take pics, or use their camera and they'll email one to you! And get ready for 300 Suns' 1st Anniversary Party coming up on February 21st! [335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO]

Gravity Brewing - Moonraker Strong Scotch Ale Tapping was tapped last night. This big brew weighs in at 7.8% ABV, 34 IBU. Brewed w/ Peated/Smoked Barley. It's got Smoky/Malty Goodness! Also RIPA is back! Kriek Tapping today too w/ ‪#‎JazzRam‬! [1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, CO]

West Flanders Brewing Co - Every Monday and Thursday join in for a live bluegrass jam. Bring your instrument to play or just grab a seat to listen. They recommend grabbing a beer in either situation. Also, through the end of February receive a free hour of parking when you join West Flanders for lunch. Just park in the Spruce Street garage and bring your parking stub in with you and you'll get a one-hour validation stamp. [1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO]

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City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
Sponsored ad from City Star Brewing - Berthoud, CO.

Northern Colorado

Verboten Brewing - Here's what you need to know about Friday's bottle releases of "Dizzying Intellect - Special Release Sour Series" Vol I and II. First, the stats! Vol I: Aged on Apricots. Aroma - Sweet apricots with earthy notes. Flavor - Funky farmhouse with sweet apricots, and a delicate tart, wild finish. Vol II: Dry Hopped with Nelson Sauvin: Aroma: Funky farmhouse, hops impart a vinous quality. Flavors: Fruity pineapple, grapefruit, earthy wine grapes, and a dry tart finish. Folks, these are not to be missed! They are their first-ever Brett beer release and each one is delicious! Taproom is open 1pm to 5pm today and closing early for their anniversary dinner. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - The countdown is almost done towards the official opening of Brix Taphouse & Brewery in the heart of downtown Greeley. While their small 3-barrel brewhouse isn't quite finished yet, they've been busy brewing some of their own beer at Echo Brewing Company. They will offer 60, yes 60 different Colorado craft beers on tap, 6 of which will be nitro taps. Also coming soon will be a small kitchen that will serve appetizers and tapas. Plus, large coolers with bottled and canned beers (to be consumed on premises). They have been doing soft-openings yesterday, today and tomorrow. The grand opening will be on Saturday, January 31st in the early afternoon. They will offer guest brewers from other breweries around the nation to stop in and brew beer on their system. Even homebrew clubs will be welcome to brew bigger batches on site. They plan to have up to 3 of their own beers on tap. The first of which is "Boots & Socks", a collaboration beer with Echo Brewing that's billed as a Winter Warmer Porter. Colorado breweries wishing to have one of their beers on tap should contact Troy Milburn or Justin Hiatt at (970) 397-6146. [813 8th St, Greeley, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co - Today's new #‎OutlawTap‬ is Spruce Bringsteen - A spruce tip infused hoppy ale. TONIGHT at 7pm! - Bring your $5 (cash only) for Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes themed quiz. Tonight's theme: Friends. You know, the 90's show about broke 20 somethings who live in Manhattan? Totally realistic. [242 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co - Bring Back Summer Slam! The taste of summer the last few days has inspired them at the brewery to try to keep the sunshine around for a little while longer. To encourage Spring they are offering $3.50 pints of their Head Turner Blonde Ale! If you can't stick around for a pint, take a growler home of the Blonde for $7.00 growler refills! This light, crisp, refreshing beer gives you a taste of summer, even when the snow returns. Join in celebrating a bit of summer in January by putting summer into a pint! Plus, they now have new gift cards available - perfect Valentine's Day gift. [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

City Star Brewing - City Star will be showing the Super Bowl this Sunday in the taproom with Happy Hour on beers during the game and they will be having 25% off ALL Growlers so you can be the king of your own Super Bowl party. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Colorado Beer News 012815

Colorado Beer NewsHappy Hump Day! Another glorious warm January day here in Colorado and there's plenty of fresh beers being tapped this week. Head into your favorite local craft brewery and check out what's new. In case you need some ideas on where to head - read about all the latest on Fermentedly Challenged. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Wednesday, January 28th, 2015. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

[CO Beer Festivals] -- [Beer Dinners] -- [CO Beer Releases]

Metro Denver

Epic Brewing Co - Looking for something to do on Valentine's Day? We have a super cool event at Alamo Drafthouse Denver. A four course meal paired with Epic beers including a Brainless Firkin with Strawberries. They will also be watching the movie: Shaun of the Dead. Get your tickets at: Alamo Drafthouse website. [3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Big Choice Brewing - Tonight they will have their Disconnected Red on the nitro tap! Come on by and get some while it lasts. [7270 W 118th Pl, Broomfield, CO]

Lone Tree Brewing Co - It may not be 70 degrees out today, but the sun is still out. Stop in today and try their Rendezvous in Prague India Brown Ale along with the fine eats from Street Frites. Plus, they have Toots' Full-Bodied Oatmeal Stout on the nitro tap today. [8200 Park Meadows Dr, Ste 8222, Lone Tree, CO]

2015 Collaboration Fest - The 2015 Collaboration Fest will be Saturday, March 21st from 3-7 PM at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Collaboration Fest is entering its second year in 2015. The first year of the festival boasted over 50 collaborative beer projects with contributors from as far away as Sweden providing limited edition, exclusive brews. The second annual Collaboration Fest seeks to expand not only in size, but number of beer projects and types of collaborations. The organizers are excited to take over an incredible venue unique to Denver. Not quite convinced? Check out the ever-growing list of collaborating breweries: The Bruery • Devil’s Backbone • Stone • Freetail • Beavertown • Starr Hill • Cigar City • Blind Tiger • SKA • Strange Craft • Our Mutual Friend • CAUTION • Black Bottle • FATE • Breckenridge • Elevation • Dad & Dude’s Breweria • Cannonball Creek • Renegade • Front Range Brewing Company • Oskar Blues • Epic • Station 26 • TRVE • Sanitas • Odell • Copper Kettle • BJ’s BrewHouse • Kokopelli • The Bakers’ Brewery • Left Hand • Boulder Beer • Former Future • Crooked Stave • Big Choice • Bootstrap Brewing • Wit’s End • Twisted Pine • Horse & Dragon • Hall • Dry Dock • Zwei Bruder • Scrumpy’s Cider • Verboten • Trinity • BRU • Wild Woods • 12 Degree • Echo • Gravity • Crystal Springs • Dillon Dam • The Bakers’ Brewery • Vindication • Pateros Creek • Broken Compass • Pug Ryans • Backcountry • Wonderland • 4 Noses • Bootstrap • Wynkoop • Barrels & Bottles • Colorado Cider Company. Get tickets online.

Tipsy's Liquor World - For those of you not able (or willing) to drive up to Fairplay to stop at South Park Brewing Company, there's good news! Now you can get South Park Brewing's Milk Stout and Ranch Hand Ale in bombers at Tipsy's Liquor World in Littleton, CO. Grab a bomber or two today. [5869 S Alkire St, Littleton, CO]

Rock Bottom Brewery (Denver - Coming up NEXT Wednesday, February 4th - a special pairing of Rock Bottom beer and Helliemae's Caramels at 5:30pm. This will be a very fun and tasty learning experience! Helliemae’s Caramels is a locally owned business and the salted caramels are phenomenal. The staff will be pairing two Rock Bottom beers with two different Helliemae’s caramels. Visit the website at www.helliemaes.com – you might get some good Valentine’s Day ideas. And then on the next Wednesday, February 11th will be the return of their Fire Chief Ale and promotion. From 11am-1 pm Denver Fire Fighters will be serving lunch AND the Colorado Fire Fighters Calendar organization will be selling calendars! At 5:30 pm Denver Fire brings down their “bucket truck” to give rides to any brave soul who wants to see the city from seven stories high. THen at 6pm it's the tapping of Fire Chief Ale – serving a complimentary glass until 6:30 pm. A portion of proceeds from our four week Fire Chief Ale promotion will benefit the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation. [1001 16th St, Unit A-100, Denver, CO]

Two22 Brew - Get your Valentine the gift of Brushes & Brews - a fun painting and beer drinking event set for Monday, February 16th at Two22 Brewery. The $35 fee includes all painting materials (you get to keep your painting too) and your first beer. The painting class starts at 6:30pm. Sign up at: www.thepaint-cellar.com or call (720) 328-9038 for more info. [4550 S Reservoir Rd, Centennial, CO]

Hops & Pie - It's $2 Craft Can Night tonight from 5pm to Close, Come get some! New Beers on Tap: Pliny the Elder from Russian River, Red Dawn from Comrade, Brainless from Peaches from Epic, and Turkish Delight from Evil Twin are all TAPPED! [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Platt Park Brewing Co - This weeks fun includes bringing your skis/snowboards in for a $15 wax, light edge and pint of HOUSE BEER. As well as, a Super Bowl Sunday POTLUCK! Bring in your skis or snowboard on Saturday, January 31st from 4pm to 8pm and get a Ski Wax and a Pint for $15. This includes a wax and a light edge tune and a pint of house beer. Then stop back the next day, Sunday, February 1st for a Super Bowl Potluck. Bring your own appetizer or dessert or what ever. They'll be pouring the beer and serving pizza. Happy Hour starts at 4pm. Game starts around 4:30pm. [1875 S Pearl St, Denver, CO]

Stem Ciders - Looking to drink something a bit different? Come check out their hard ciders in LoDo. They're taking advantage of this warm weather with hard ciders out on their porch and hot 'za from The Walnut Room. Plan ahead to also be there on Thursday, January 29th for ‪‎Bluegrass Thursdays‬ with Nick Dunbar and Randy McSpadden of Silverplume. Also, they are proud to be serving their hard cider at the UllrGrass Beer Festival this weekend in Golden, Colorado. Tickets are still available for $25, and include bottomless tastings from 1-6pm, an Ullrgrass Tasting Goblet and sticker, and access to the Parfet Park Mainstage area where live music will be playing. [2811 Walnut St, Ste 150, Denver, CO]

2015 Northwest Beer Fest - The 2nd Annual 2015 Northwest Beer Fest is this Friday, January 30, 2015 from 8:00 pm - Midnight at the Oriental Theater in Denver. Enjoy generous beer and wine samples from local breweries and wineries. Brought to you by NW Denver parents, the Northwest Beer Fest benefits North High School and Skinner Middle School, both Denver Public neighborhood schools located in Northwest Denver. Once again they are partnering with the Highlands Street Fair (Saturday, June 20, 2015) in presenting a Battle of the Bands. Local bands will battle it out on the Oriental’s stage to win a coveted spot performing at the Highlands Street Fair. Samples from over 15 local breweries and wineries including: Joyride Brewing Company, Bonacquisti Wine Company, Colorado Plus Brewpub, Lost Highway Brewing Company, Rykers Cellar, Diebolt Brewing Company, Green Flash, Epic Brewing, Dry Dock, Glider Cider, Firestone Walker and more. Tickets and info at the Oriental Theater website.

Black Shirt Brewing Co - Come by tonight to see some amazing artwork in the taproom and talk to the guy who created it! Kyle Duce will be there hanging out, showing his work and sipping red ales. Speaking of which, here are the beers on tap this week: Farmhouse Red Rye, CO Red Ale, American Red Saison, Pale Red Rye, India Red Ale, American Red Porter, Imperial Red Porter, and (SBS Members Only - must wear your shirt) Barrel-Aged Sour Red Saison. [3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Prost Brewing Co - Just a few more days until the ‪#‎SuperBowl‬. Come on down, they have a new 70" TV and many 50" TV's, cold bier, tasty food and of course ‪#‎FOOTBALL‬! Play in the football pool, win prizes, like ‪FREE BEER. Even if you don't like the teams, come watch it for the commercials (and the beer of course). [2540 19th St, Denver, CO]

Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen - You've made it half way through the week, which means you deserve a Hump Day treat from Lowdown Brewery! Come in for their Happy Hour tonight from 4-7pm for $1 off full pours of any handcrafted Lowdown beer and $5 small plates! With this beautiful weather, bring it outside on their patio and soak up some sun while it's up! [800 Lincoln St, Denver, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks - ‪#‎DiscoveryBeer‬ alert: Luda Meets Hopocalypse IPA! Yep, this is what you think it is - the mildly famous "Ludicrous Speed" Imperial IPA from long ago joins forces with their current IPA, Hopocalypse, to create a hop-bomb of grand proportions. Sure to move fast, they'll be tapping it at 5:00pm today (4:00 for Adventure Club). What goes great with a fantastic IPA? Barbeque from Bubba Duke's BBQ!!! He'll be there around 5:00 too. [5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing Co (WEST) - Tonight's the last chance you have to pre-qualify for their February Sound Master Entertainment Karaoke Competition! Come in and be sure to sign up before 8pm for your chance to win. If you don't wanna compete, come in to sing anyways & take advantage on Happy Hour after 7pm! #‎partywithcaution #always ‬[1057 S Wadsworth Blvd, Unit 60, Lakewood, CO]

Baere Brewing Co - On tap tonight starting at 5:00pm - Rye So Much Wheat. See what rye can do for a wheat beer. Come get your fill! [320 Broadway, Ste E, Denver, CO]

Mockery Brewing - Coming up this Friday, January 30th is a new beer release - a Double IPA. This brew includes 4 varieties of hops and dried lemon & orange peel. "If hops were an aphrodisiac, this beer would require a prescription". Stats: 8.5% ABV, SRM 7, IBU 94. [3501 Delgany St, Denver, CO]

38 State Brewing Co - Want a chance to show off your random knowledge? Then come by tonight and play trivia which starts at 7pm. Lots of beer on tap to quench your thirst for knowledge. Tony Guacamole food truck will be cooking up some delicious food starting at 4pm. Then stop back tomorrow, Thursday, for the Denver Poker Tour (free to play) starting at 7pm. Live music Friday and Saturday at 7pm too. [8071 S Broadway, Ste A, Littleton, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing - Hurray for Wednesdays! Today's Firkin is a Hazelnut Coffee Amber, taps at 4:00pm! There isn't a food truck tonight, please bring your favorites with you or ask for the menu book and order in! Coming Monday nights starting February 9th - Trivia Night - every Monday from 6-8pm. Hosted by Mile High Music Patrol. Get your team assembled! [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

TRVE Brewing - Coming next week. Crimson Death - a sour ale aged on raspberries and boysenberries. Their first new general release sour in a long while. Details on the release coming soon. Open today 4pm to 11pm. [227 Broadway #101, Denver, CO]

Barrels and Bottles Brewery - Back on tap, but in rare limited form, is their Cin-Ful Porter on Nitro! It's creamy, silky texture lends to coffee and chocolate notes with a fluffy white head. Get some! [600 12th St, Golden, CO]

Living The Dream Brewing Co - Hey! Their brew "Helluva Caucasian Stout" is back on tap today. Get into the taproom before it sells out again. It pairs well with ice cream I'm told. [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

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Boulder County

Sanitas Brewing Co - [PRESS RELEASE] Boulder’s sour beer fans rejoice. Sanitas Brewing Company has announced the introduction of their Wild and Sour project, a collection of beers featuring extensive oak barrel aging with wild yeast and bacteria. The last Monday of each month, the east-Boulder brewery will release an incredibly exclusive beer from the project. Guests can purchase the unique offerings by the glass in Sanitas’ Tap Room for a limited time. “We've had the Wild and Sour Project up our sleeve for a while now,” explained Sanitas’ Chief of Brewing Operations Chris Coyne, “a lot of people have tried our canned offerings. I’m excited to introduce them to what we've been working on behind closed doors for over 18 months now.” - Sanitas Brewing Co., who will celebrate their second anniversary this September, has been building an extensive library of over 20 oak barrels used for aging and wild fermentation. A few “sneak peek” beers have been released from the program over the past few months. Future releases include sour fruit beers, wild farmhouse ales, and other offerings featuring exotic ingredients and aging processes. Immure, the beer set to kick off the monthly release program, is an Imperial Brett Saison. This big farmhouse ale was aged 12 months in California red wine barrels with a rare strain of brettanomyces, a wild yeast lending mildly sour, funky, and fruity notes to the beer. Immure will be released to the public in Sanitas’ Tap Room Monday, January 26th when they open at 3pm. Customers are encouraged to visit Sanitas Brewing Company sooner rather than later as the highly limited beer is sure to sell out fast. [3550 Frontier Ave, Ste A, Boulder, CO]

Powder Keg Brewing Co - [PRESS RELEASE] Powder Keg Brewing Company launches their second bottled offering. Pride of Palisade is a farmhouse­-style ale fermented with honey, peaches and Brettanomyces. “I have family ties to Palisade and it’s really special to me to be able to use fresh­ picked, whole Palisade Peaches in this beer,” says Brewmaster Phil Joyce. “My grandmother grew up in Palisade and packed peaches during the summers. I remember the pride she took in being the fastest packer and earning the nickname ‘Peaches’. Palisade Peaches are the best peaches I have ever eaten and every time I bite into one I think of her. This beer is a way of preserving that memory and spirit for me.” The beer pours a golden honey color with abundant peach aromas and flavors. As the beer warms, tartness and subtle white pepper phenolics present themselves. “It really develops in the glass and unique flavors and nuances present themselves over time” Phil says. Take your time and enjoy this beer with good company and conversation. Phil is proud to have sourced all the ingredients for this beer from Colorado. Barley and wheat came from the Colorado Malting Company in Alamosa, clover honey from the Colorado Honey Man in Longmont, and 600 pounds of Palisade peaches from Ela Family Farms. Pride of Palisade will be available on draft and in bottles for take­out in the Niwot taproom beginning Friday, January 31st. [101 2nd Ave, Niwot, CO]

Fate Brewing Company - If you're looking to fill your growlers for the Super Bowl this Sunday, get over to Fate Brewing before 5pm for their all day Super Bowl Growler Happy Hour. Get a free Fate beer with each growler fill. They will close at 5pm that Sunday, so get there ahead of time to stock up for the big game. Plus, coming up next week on Wednesday, February 4th is their Two Years of Beer celebration. They will host a beer release of their 2nd Anniversary Ale, plus some imperial core beer releases (different style released each day of that week), food & drink specials and festive surprises. Also, don't forget - Fate is open for Brunch 10am to 4pm on Saturdays & Sundays. Kids eat free before noon those days. Fate is also considered Boulder's Breakfast Beer HQ during Brunch. Lastly, back in the brewhouse - their Phase One brewery expansion is now complete. Eight new tanks are now in place and the investment increases their production capacity by over 80%. The process of getting the tanks in the building, standing and positioned was reportedly nerve wracking, but exciting. [1600 38th St, Boulder, CO]

Upslope Brewing Co - You're invited to an exclusive Happy Hour on Tuesday, February 3rd from 5pm to 8pm at their Flatiron Park location. They are celebrating Upslope Brewing being a winner in the Uber Colorado Battle of the Breweries. Uber Colorado is buying everyone TWO FREE PINTS per person (excludes some beer styles, while supplies last). There will be live music and a food truck on site as well that day. Who doesn't like FREE BEER? Be there next Tuesday. Rides home available from Uber too. [1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO]

Atom Brewing Co - Good news! The Town of Erie Board of Trustees has finally approved Atom Brewing Company's license! Now the Atom Brewing team can get back to the business of building a brewery and making some beer. Stay tuned for more news on this upcoming brewery. [Erie, CO]

Echo Brewing Co - There's a special firkin tapping today at both their Frederick and Erie locations. Stop in and try their Mango Jalapeno Red. Sweet with a bit of heat. [5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co - This Friday Left Hand Brewing is breaking into their beer archive! Join in at 5pm for a limited release of a two year aged St. Vrain Tripel! Light in color and lightly hopped using Celeia hops, a touch of malt sweetness contrasts the warm spiciness hidden within. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Front Range Brewing Co - Better drink this before the wind blows it away. Today's small batch is a Lemongrass IPA. Then on Friday, they're going to add a small keg of vanilla nut brown on nitro.

Boulder Beer Co - In honor of Boulder's Winter Bike to Work Day (TODAY), they're giving away free pints! Lock up your bike and bring in your helmet and your first pint is on the house. Cheers! [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

Großen Bart Brewery - It's BYOVinyl Night with DJ Lee-Stash! They will be laying down your requests! Rummage through your garages and sheds and bring in that old box of glorious vinyls and let's throw down! Vinyl night runs from 6-10pm on Wednesdays. [1025 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO]

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City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
Sponsored ad from City Star Brewing - Berthoud, CO.

Northern Colorado

Odell Brewing Co - Fans of Odell's Myrcenary Double IPA take note! The brewery has announced an upcoming release of a new barrel-aged version called "Myrcenario". It's a brew aged in Jose Cuervo Tradicional barrels. Odell describes the beer as follows: "Myrcenario is the result of barrel exchange with our friends just south of the border. We age sure mercenary IPA in Jose Cuevo Tradicional barrels. In return, the folks at Jose Cuervo aged Tradicional in our beer barrels. The brew boasts a spicy, tropical hop character that balances the toasted oak with a surprisingly smooth finish." This beer will be packaged in 750ml bottles. No announced release date yet (but soon). [800 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Loveland Aleworks - This Sunday, February 1st, Loveland Aleworks will be hosting a Super Bowl of Chili Contest in the taproom. Contest is limited to the first 20 entries (sign up ASAP). Minimum 1 gallon of chili (normal crockpot size). Get your chili there on Sunday by 4:00pm. Please provide your own ladle. The brewery will provide bowls, spoons, fritos, cheese, sour cream and serving space. Voting will be conducted by other patrons starting at kickoff and ending at half-time. Winners will be announced by the end of the game. Prizes to the top 3 finishers. Must be present to win. Be sure to try their new Belgian Golden Ale - now on tap. Coming soon - Brendan's Wee Heavy, and Sorachi Ace IPA. Brewery Fun Fact: This week their shopping list included 2,280 pounds of malt for next week - oh and 1 bag of pretzels. Brewers gotta eat something! [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

City Star Brewing - Plan to bring your friends tonight and team up for City Star Trivia at 7:30pm. The winning team gets pride, high-fives and $20 in City Star beer tokens. The beer will help jog your memory for those tidbits of info that will make you win. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Wiley Roots Brewing Co - The 2015 Celebration of Dark Beers continues this Thursday with the release of not 1, not 2, but 3 special dark small batch beers. Stop in at 6:30pm Thursday, January 29th for these tappings: 1) Braggot (mead/beer hybrid), 2) Apple Wood Smoked Porter, and 3) a Russian Imperial Stout. There are still 6 more beers scheduled to be released over the next 2 weeks. The Dark Beer celebration continues through the week of Valentine's Day! [625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Got the urge to do something horrible? Good! Cuz you're the perfect candidate to play "Card Against Humanity" during their upcoming game night next Wednesday, February 4th at 6:00pm. Bring your sense of humor and join in for a game night in their community room. Players will receive $1 off beers all night. Winner of each game gets a free beer. No cost to play. And if you like games, then you'll want to stop back on Sunday, February 15th from 2pm to 6pm for the Heroes and Horrors Board Game Takeover. It'll be a full afternoon of fun in the taproom. Drink specials for all gamers that day. Bring in your favorite board game or play one of theirs. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Berthoud Brewing Co - Wings, beer, nearly 60 degree January weather, what could be better?? Oh Yeah! It's Happy Hour ALL DAY! Stop in after work or just leave work early! Wings available after 5pm. [450 8th St, Ste B, Berthoud, CO]

Snowbank Brewing Co - Tomorrow, January 29th, they have their first beer dinner ever at Wapiti Colorado Pub in Loveland! There will be five courses made with and paired with Snowbank brews, starting with a social beer at 5:30pm. If you haven't yet, call for tickets before they're all gone - (970) 635-1985. They'll also be having Mountain Meets the Sea at the taproom tomorrow playing live music starting at 6pm. There's no cover charge so just bring your dinner and your friends and relax with some great music. The brewery is open from 2pm until 8pm tonight. Take cover from the winds and hunker down with a pint! [225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Ft. Collins, CO]

CooperSmith's Pub & Brewing - Sorry all, but CooperSmith's will be CLOSED on Superbowl Sunday. So plan ahead accordingly. [5 Old Town Sq, Ft. Collins, CO]

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Colorado Beer NewsWhile the East Coast shivers in the blizzard, we folks here in Colorado are basking in the sun and enjoying 70 degree temperatures in January. Can't beat that, or can you? No matter how things are, you can always make it better by visiting your favorite local craft brewery and enjoying a freshly crafted beer. Fermentedly Challenged has some ideas on where you might wish to head along the Front Range. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Tuesday, January 27th, 2015. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Copper Kettle Brewing Co - January Coffee Beer Cask Month concludes this Wednesday with the release of a Coffee Black IPA cask on January 28th. Dark, roasty with a full coffee aroma and flavor - this brew is sure to please. Also that day, Truck Yeah Food Truck will be on site for your hungry needs. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Big Choice Brewing - Something for the ladies. On Saturday, February 7th, Big Choice will be hosting a fun shopping experience for all who love to shop and drink beer. Join in between 11am - 2pm to shop the top styles at reasonable prices from Rag's Boutique. This is open to the public. Also, sign up for "Beer & Brushstrokes" set for Valentine's Day, February 14th from noon to 3:30pm at Big Choice. For $45 per person, you'll get painting instruction, supplies and 2 beers. Tickets can be purchased in the tasting room. [7270 W 118th Pl, Unit A, Broomfield, CO]

Lone Tree Brewing Co - Nature's Educators will be joining in at the tasting room tonight from 4:30pm to 7:00pm. Stop by to see some of their amazing animals and enjoy a cold beer. All of your purchases help this small organization to continue their important mission of educating the public about these amazing wild creatures. [8200 Park Meadows Dr, Ste 8222, Lone Tree, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria - [Press Release] Dad & Dude’s Breweria, one of Colorado’s smallest brewpubs and breweries, enjoyed an impressive amount of annual growth and brewing progress in 2014. The company’s total beer production for 2014 was 1,016 barrels, a 116% increase over its 2013 production. That production included an expanded list of extra-small-batch, draft-only beer handcrafted on the brewpub’s 1.5-barrel “nano” system. Despite this tiny system and heavy on-site demand from its customers, the brewpub made 10 year-round beers, 14 seasonals and one-off beers, and 8 barrel-aged beers. Dad & Dude’s 2014 production also included about 700 barrels of the company’s canned flagship beer -- Dank IPA – and two new canned beers, Leaves of Lemongrass Wit and Ryeot Red Ale. In 2014 Dad & Dude’s also solidified an alternating proprietorship with Rockyard Brewing Company (Castle Rock, CO) that enabled the brewery to quickly increase production of its canned goods. The brewery’s 2014 progress was led by Brian Connery, Dad & Dude’s Director of Brewing Operations and a former brewer for Dogfish Head who joined Dad & Dude’s at the beginning of 2014. “In 2014,” Connery says, “we also introduced a nitro program, a weekly oaked-beer program, and expanded our number of barrel-aged beers from one to eight. Instead of a one seasonal beer for each season, we made four.” To celebrate 2014 and start 2015 with a bang, Dad & Dude’s is now releasing a trio of new, ultra-limited-release, 22-oz bottled beers at its brewpub. There are only 72 bottles of each of these beers, which were produced in 3-barrel batches. These beers are: Lion Heart Barley Wine, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Lionheart Barley Wine and Zinful (beer/wine hybrid). [6730 S Cornerstar Way, Aurora, CO]

Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub - Grats to Yak & Yeti for taking 2nd place in the German Pilsner category for their Namaste Pilsner in the National Craft Beer "Best of Craft Beer Awards" 2015. [7803 Ralston Rd, Arvada, CO]

Hops & Pie - Stop in for their Tuesday Night 23 special from 5pm to close. Get an 18" 2-topping pizza and 2 drafts for $23. Plus, check out today's fresh tapped beers: Volta from Gigantic, Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Hazelnut Brown from Dry Dock, Gilpin Black Glod from Hogshead, Salvation from Avery, Bomb from Prairie, and Sucaba from Firestone Walker. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Green Valley Ranch Beer Garden - It's ‪#POKER NIGHT‬! Come test your luck. Signups start at 6:30pm and the game will begin at 7:00pm. Nightly prizes will be awarded to the top finishers! [4995 Argonne St, Denver, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing CO (South Dock) - Have you had their Bunny Gruit before? This year's batch was brewed with rose hips, yarrow, rosemary, fresh ground ginger root, and Spanish orange peel instead of hops. This beer was fermented in French oak red wine barrels with Belgian Saison 1 (565) & Brettanomyces (Brux) yeasts. It taps on February 1st for International Gruit Day. ‪Also, the results are in! As of January 24, 2015 Dry Dock Brewing Company has filled 5,107,774 cans of its home fleet beers at its North Dock production facility. Congrats to Aisha Drera who guessed 5,088,807 cans. Aisha is the winner of Free Dry Dock Beer For A Year! [15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO]

UllrGrass Beer Festival - There will be an outdoor beer festival this Saturday, January 31st in Parfet Park in Golden, CO from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. For $25 get unlimited samplings from your 3oz tasting glass and listen to live bands all afternoon. Buy tickets from Mountain Toad Brewing, on location at the fest or online at UllrGrass.com. Beers from over a dozen local breweries will be on tap. Wear your Viking hat! [Washington Ave & 10th St, Golden, CO]

Westminster Brewing Co - Trivia is tonight! The topic is retro video games - Atari, Nintendo, arcade games, etc. Test your knowledge and enjoy delicious Italian food from Gifs. Prizes for the top three teams. [7655 W 108th Ave, Unit 600, Westminster, CO]

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery - There's two big reasons - other than the fantastic weather - for you to stop by their taproom today: Their first beer release of 2015: Sky Pond Pale Ale! And, Sleep Tight Colorado's Four-Year Anniversary Party from 6-8pm that includes appetizers (donation suggested), a silent auction, and $1/beer sold today being donated to them! Providing sleeping bags to the homeless. Complimentary appetizers to be provided with a cash bar. Free event to attend, but a donation at the door is encouraged. [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

River North Brewery - [PRESS RELEASE] River North to Celebrate 3rd Birthday with 17.2% Anniversary Ale Next month, River North Brewery will celebrate its third anniversary with a four-day extravaganza! Continuing in the tradition of pushing boundaries with their anniversary beers, River North’s brewers have crafted their strongest offering yet. Anniversary Ale #3, a 17.2% ABV Bière de Garde, will kick off River North’s birthday party Friday, February 13th at 1pm! “There aren’t many ways to spin this. We wanted to push our limits,” Founder and Brewmaster Matt Hess said. “Bière de Garde is such a beautiful, balanced beer style. And while Anny 3 may test the definition of balance, it’s certainly a thing of beauty.” Bursting with notes of stone fruit and complemented by undertones of anise and citrus, Anniversary Ale #3 finishes with a pleasant warming sensation. The beer will serve as the centerpiece for a weekend-long gauntlet of rare tappings. Events include: Friday, Feb 13th: Anniversary Ale #3 kickoff tapping! Both draft pours and bottles-to-go will be available starting at 1pm. Bombers will cost $15 with a half-case limit, and the beer will remain on tap all weekend. Saturday, February 14th: Side-by-side-by-side tapping of Anniversary Ales for Valentine’s Day! Anniversary #1 (12.5% Stout), Anniversary #2 (10.2% Golden Strong Ale), and Anniversary #3 kegs will all tap at 1pm. Both of the previous year’s vintages are the last keg in the brewery. Roaming Bull Brasserie, a local food truck, will also join the party. Sunday, February 15th: Cellar sale! River North will dig through their reserves and sell rare bottles from the past year, starting at 1pm. An official list and format will be released later, but look for beers from the past two years to be included. The taproom will also host a beer and donut pairing from local bakers Bronuts. Monday, February 16th: Since it’s Presidents’ Day, the taproom will open early at 1pm, and the brewery will continue to tap rare kegs throughout the day. While Anniversary Ale #3 will be on tap all weekend, River North also has a reserve of specialty kegs like Barrel Reserve 2013 & 2014, Whiskey Barrel Quandary 2013 & 2015, Big City Quad, Oud Bruin and J. Marie Barreled & Bretted. Follow the brewery on social media for tappings as they happen. Many of these kegs are the last of their kind. More bottles of Anniversary Ale #3 will hit store shelves in Colorado following the release party. The high-alcohol nature of the beer makes it ideal for aging. [2401 Blake St, Unit 1, Denver, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing - [PRESS RELEASE] Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing (CSA) had a huge 2014, growing its number of artisan beer brands to 80 and expanding its portfolio of unique ciders, as well as forging a new distribution relationship with Dallas-based Sublime Imports. Over the last year, Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing (CSA) brought in craft beers from over 10 states and 15 countries. The brands new to CSA in 2014 include: Fremont Brewing (Seattle, WA), Oakshire Brewing (Eugene, OR), Almanac Beer Company (San Francisco, CA), Breakside Brewing (Portland, OR), Jester King Brewery (Austin, TX), Westbrook Brewing (Mount Pleasant, SC), Cascade Brewing (Portland, OR), Gigantic Brewing (Portland, OR), Magnolia Brewing (San Francisco, CA), Green Bench Brewing (St. Petersburg, FL), Off Color Brewing (Chicago, IL), Against the Grain (Louisville, KY), Cambridge Brewing Company (Cambridge, MA), Brasserie Blaugies (Belgium), and Brasserie de la Senne (Belgium). Through a new distribution relationship with Sublime Imports (Dallas, TX), Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing added unique offerings from two breweries in Israel – Malka Brewery and Alexander Beer – as well as several breweries from Spain including Mateo & Bernabé and Friends, Premium Beers from Spain, and Cervezas la Cibelas. Seeing a gap in the local market, CSA made a push over the last six months to bring in artisanal ciders never before seen in Colorado. By the end of December 2014, CSA’s cider portfolio reached 12 brands, including farmhouse offerings from L'Hermitère (France), ice ciders and cider aperitifs from Eden Ice Cider Company (West Charleston, VT), as well as a still table cider from Argus Cidery (Austin, TX). Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing also added meads from Celestial Meads (Anchorage, AK) and Green River Ambrosia (Greenfield, MA) to its portfolio. At the end of the year, Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing branched out beyond the realm of fermented beverages, adding Denver-based The Real Dill’s Bloody Mary Mix to its line-up. “Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing is the accumulation of sincere interest and dedication for fermented products and hand-crafted consumables,” says CSA Buyer, André DiMattia. “With a hope of representing the craft of fellow minded creators, we at Crooked Stave Artisans wish to curate a portfolio of interesting and memorable beer, cider, mead, and spirits, as well as a range of independent Colorado businesses. Artisans distributing artisans is what we strive for at CSA and we only hope to grow that dedication in 2015.” While CSA will continue to focus on bringing exceptional beer, cider, and mead to the Denver market in 2015, the distribution company also plans to enter the wine and spirits categories. Expect offerings from Portland-based New Deal Craft Spirits including handcrafted vodka, gin and unique flavored liqueurs including coffee and ginger in the spring. CSA expects to start carrying wine from small producers and vintners in the fall of 2015.

Odyssey Beerwerks - ‪‎New Beer‬! Tapping today: Seething Cauldron Stout (on Nitro!!). They skipped the Eye of Newt in their Cauldron, but there are still some dark secrets to discover. Belgian yeast esters meet roastiness tempered with sweetness. It's also week #2 in their Odyssey Adventure Game. You have a chance to win your spot in their game on 3/3 with each beer you buy!. Winner and friends get a private party in the brewery!!
Open at 3:00pm, closing around 9:00pm. [5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, CO]

Two22 Brew - Tacos are off for another week but Spudwhackers Food Truck will be over tonight. Plus, there's trivia tonight from 6-8pm. [450 S Reservoir Rd, Centennial, CO]

Alpine Dog Brewing Co - Growlers are back! They sold out of these bad boys for a hot minute but they are available again for your beer carrying delight! [1505 Ogden St, Denver, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project - It's Tap-it Tuesday! Tonight at 6PM they're tapping a special keg of Blåbær of Love, a blueberry sour. $12 full or $4 taster. [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

Former Future Brewing Co - Here is the firkin line-up for this Saturday's 1 firkin per hour Anniversary celebration. 3pm - PB&J Salted Caramel Porter. 4pm - Double Oatmeal Stout. 5pm - Grapefruit Dandyman English IPA. 6pm - Almond Chocolate Salted Caramel Porter. 7pm - Chilehouse Ultra Cream Ale. 8pm - Putin on Le Pitz Cherry Belgian Imperial Stout. 9pm - Jumpseat, a sneak peak of their next Black Project Spontaneous Ales. The anniversary celebration starts Friday from 2-11pm with the release of Cat Sabbath a 20% ABV super high gravity ale. Sunday wraps up the celebration with the release of 4 different Corvus Coffee beers. [1290 S Broadway, Denver, CO]

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Boulder County

BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats - Join in today for Tuesday All Day Happy Hour - every Tuesday. Get $3 ales, $4 wine and delicious eats. Their restaurant will be closed on Superbowl Sunday, but they will be open from 10am-2pm that day to fill growlers for the big game. You can also find bomber bottles of BRU beer in local stores. Click here for bottle locations. [5290 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO]

Großen Bart Brewery - Tonight is Ladies Night at Großen Bart Brewery. Ladies get $1 off pints from 4pm to close every Tuesday! [1025 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO]

Crystal Springs Brewing Co - Trivia Tuesday is tonight - don't miss it! Doors open at 3:00pm and the trivia starts at 6:30pm. [657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co - Stop in the tasting room today for a brew that will brighten your Tuesday. Try their firkin of Black Jack Porter aged in rum barrels! [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Avery Brewing - Rest in Peace Avery Alley - August 1, 1993 to February 9, 2015. Join the staff in saying a bittersweet farewell to their beloved Avery Alley! Their last day of the Avery Tap Room at 5757 Arapahoe Ave. will feature live music and appearances behind bar by your favorite former Avery Tap Room employees! They will also be tapping rare beers every day from Thursday February 5th til closing day on Monday February 9th. Stay tuned for the schedule. Save the date: The Grand Opening of their new brewery at 4910 Nautilus Ct. in Boulder is February 16, 2015!

Front Range Brewing Co - Brewery news! Their building has been sold, but fear not, they have a 4 year lease and don't plan to go anywhere. They recently hired an assistant brewer. This will help them sustain their torrent pace of beer batch releases. They also have a 15 bbl tank coming in from Mark's Tanks in Oregon. There will also be some changes to their beer lineup. They'll be adding a Berliner Weisse to the mix. Also adding a rotating third IPA variant to the mix. First up will be a return of the Maintain Shadow Black IPA. There will be seasonal versions too. A Quadrupel should be coming out again in a couple weeks. This will be the last batch of that until May. Then in a couple weeks, they'll be bring their Trappers Lake Tripel - a favorite. Then on Valentine's Day they'll be doing a special chocolate pairing, including bringing out their Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout. [400 W South Boulder Rd, Lafayette, CO]

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Northern Colorado

High Hops Brewery - Get over the workweek hump this Wednesday and enjoy a pint from their weekly firkin tapping at 5pm. This week High Hops will be offering up "Old Banquet Ribbon", a crisp, refreshing lager made with locally-grown & malted barley and Cascade hops from their fields. Their next beer release will be on February 5th - Hinterwälder Lager: A lager made with locally grown grain that was malted by Hinterwälder Malting Company based in the Front Range of Colorado. Food trucks on site Wednesday through Sunday in the evenings. Plus live music on Friday & Saturday as always. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Rally King Brewing - Progress is being made towards opening up this new brewery in Fort Collins. This week they received all of their brewing equipment. They will place this into storage until the time that their brewhouse is ready for installation. More updates on this new brewery in progress as it is announced. [Fort Collins, CO]

City Star Brewing - A reminder about tonight's Potluck Dinner in the taproom at 6:30pm. This month's theme is Italian. Bring a dish to share - the rest will be there. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co - Join them today for Charity Tuesday. Every dollar of every pint sold goes to support Meals on Wheels. Get in there and get charitable! Also tonight is Cards Against Humanity & Wing Shack wings. Wings available all day. Cards run from 7-9pm. Learn all about your friends horrible tendencies. [242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Have you got your entry into the Chili Competition this Saturday turned in yet? Top 3 entries take home cash prizes and bragging rights. All chili styles accepted. The 3rd Annual Grimm Brothers Chili Competition takes place this Saturday, January 31st at 2:00pm. 15 competitors will square off. Cost is $15 to compete - all chili styles accepted. See taproom staff for entry form. Winners get CASH prizes. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

The Tavern at St. Michael's Square - Join in tonight for a Funkwerks Tap Takeover at The Tavern tonight in Greeley. If you missed out on getting a spot for the Beer Dinner tonight, don't worry. There are a couple food specials going including the Buffett burger and a chorizo, roast garlic, and portobello pizza. [2918 67th Ave, Greeley, CO]

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - This new hotspot will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 5pm this week before their official Grand Opening Saturday, January 31st at 2p. On Saturday, they will have hourly beer specials, merchandise giveaways and a pizza truck. They would love to have you join them in drinking good beer! 60 beers on tap including 6 nitro taps! [813 8th St, Greeley, CO]

Choice City Butcher & Deli - The Ratebeer Top Places To Have A Beer In the World results are in! Choice City is the #1 restaurant in Colorado for beer and top 5 restaurants for beer in the entire United States! Celebrate with them this Wednesday, January 28th for beer & slider night! Tapping Russian River's Pliny the Elder, Blind Pig, and Consecration! Every Wednesday $1 off beers and $1 specialty or classic sliders @ 5pm.

1933 Brewing Co - The staff is excited for this Thursday when Fort Collins' newest food truck will be at 1933 Brewing Company. Come try some of Austin Taco's food and sign up for open mic night. Or just come and be in the audience and enjoy. [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Loveland Aleworks - Announcing the release of their Belgian Golden Ale. It's a golden-colored Belgian Ale featuring fruity aromas, subtle spicy flavors and a clean finish. Stats: OG 1.070 / ABV 7.6% / IBU 20. Stop in soon for a taste. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Fort Collins Brewery - Join in on Sunday, March 22nd from 3pm to 6pm for FCB's first American Homebrewers Association Rally. You'll enjoy sampling FCB beers, take home a Rally-exclusive gift from the AHA, a backstage pass to meet the brewers and AHA staff. There's also a VIP brewery tour. Mingle with local homebrewers, again they will provide beer samples. Win some great FCB shwag. Plus, an AHA chili competition. Tickets available at: www.homebrewersassociation.org. New members welcome and current members can renew! [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Funkwerks - Now you can buy Deceit in 4-packs! Just in time for Double Stamp Tuesday. But six bottles or 4-packs and get one free. Deceit pairs well with half-hearted apologies. [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

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Mountains and West

Ska Brewing Co - [PRESS RELEASE] It’s official! Ska Brewing Company and Stone Brewing Co. will be brewing a beer together this Friday, January 30 at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station. This beer will be one of the 50 once-in-a lifetime beers available at Collaboration Fest. Collaboration Fest is the headline event of Colorado Craft Beer Week and takes place on March 21 from 3 - 7 p.m. at Sports Authority Field at Mile High (1701 Bryant St. Denver CO 80204). “Collaboration Fest is such a great event and really highlights the community within the craft beer industry,” said Dave Thibodeau, founder of Ska Brewing Company. “Ska has been working with Stone for years and being able to show off our relationship on a stage like this is the best anniversary party.” Ska and Stone’s relationship goes back more than a decade. The two breweries currently distribute each other’s beer in their home regions and have similar goals and values. When Ska asked Stone to collaborate on this beer it was an easy sell, or it may have just been a ploy to hangout with some friends at the beach. Sean McKesson, a former Stone brewer, had recently joined the Ska team and had an idea for a collaboration beer, a Tripel Tripple brewed with Bagstonge Belgian Ale yeast. Coming up with a name was easy, “The Mighty Mighty Bastogne.” The idea for this beer has been set. The next steps, brewing, will take place on a 10-barrel brewhouse located at Stone’s second restaurant and brewery in the Point Loma neighborhood of San Diego this Friday, January 30. Tickets for Collaboration Fest are on sale now at CollaborationFest.com. [225 Girard St, Durango, CO]
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Monday, January 26, 2015

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Colorado Beer NewsWhat makes a Monday great? How about 70 degrees in January! It's patio weather today and you should head to your favorite brewery and enjoy a pint outdoors while it lasts! Colorado averages over 300 days of sunshine a year and a day like today will remind you of early summer. You can watch the last of the snow piles melt too. Some breweries even have summer beers available for days just like today. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Monday, January 26th, 2015. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

[CO Beer Festivals] -- [Beer Dinners] -- [CO Beer Releases]

Metro Denver

Former Future Brewing Co - Join in this coming weekend, Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2015, for their One Year Birthday Extravaganza! On Friday, they're releasing the pilot batch of "Cat Sabbath" (named after their ritual of playing Black Sabbath and cat videos at closing time), a >20% ABV beer, which will be used to make "cocktails" all night. Or, have it straight up. Your choice. Mile High Soul Club will join in on Saturday from 4pm-8pm so bring your fancy pants and your groovin' shoes. Firkins will be tapped all day on the hour. Need to recover? Sunday, they will be tapping four coffee beers from Corvus Coffee, and will be selling breakfast empanadas in the taproom. 90's cartoons will be shown on the projector so feel free to come in your PJs. [514 W 1st Ave, Denver, CO]

Copper Kettle Brewing Co - Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 22nd for a special 4 Year Vertical Snowed In Brunch at Copper Kettle Brewing. Featuring food from Hops & Pie. "Snowed In" is an Imperial Oatmeal Stout with locally brewed coffee and raw cacao nibs aged in bourbon barrels. The versions vary from year to year, giving you a chance to taste different flavors profiles due to continuing recipe development and the aging process. Bitter raw cacao nibs and rich coffee appear in different stages and intensity in each of the four beers. The cost is $55 per person + an 18% online gratuity and included a commemorative glass and a complete 3-course breakfast and a vertical tasting of 4-years of Snowed In. Brunch seatings will take place at 8:00am and at 10:30am. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Nighthawk Brewery - After a last minute inspection delayed their Grand Opening by several hours, Nighthawk Brewery finally opened their doors for business on Friday, January 23rd at 5pm. Their initial beers included: Loiter Ciderweizen, Lamp Post Stout, Shakes' Wheat, Resurrection Imperial IPA and 16-Hour Dry Hopped Amber. Their regular business hours are: Mon-Wed 3-9pm, Thurs 3-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, and Sun 11am-8pm. Come check them out and tell them Fermentedly Challenged sent you. [2780 Industrial Ln, Broomfield, CO]

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery - Sky Pond Pale Ale will be released tomorrow, January 27th, under sunny skies and 72 degree weather - January in Denver doesn't get better than this! Up next to be brewed: A Cascadian Dark Ale. [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

Freshcraft - Coming up on Monday, February 2nd at 7:00pm, Elevation Beer Company (Poncha Springs, CO) will be in the house for a "Take The Glass Night". There will be several tappings of Elevation beer and you get to take home the glass too! There will be other raffles for cool shwag. Beers expected on tap: Mustache Ride, Arete, False Summit, Frontier Mojo and Senorita. Also, join the Freshcraft Loyalty Program and start earning your way to great beer and food rewards. [1530 Blake St, Denver, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing Co (South Dock) - Tonight is 25 cent Wings at Dry Dock South Dock. It's the final power hour of the season tonight from 6pm to 7pm. Wing Hut is going all out with a special 25 cent wing special - you won't see that deal again for a long time! You can get 20 wings + ranch and blue cheese for just $5 including tax! Better pair those wings with your favorite beer! [15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO]

Black Sky Brewery - Anybody got a case of the Mondays? It's a beautiful day, come grab a pint and a pie! $1 off house pints from open to close today. Pie of the week: Clams and mozzarella in a special red sauce. Beer of the week: Riff Raff Brewing Company's Plebeian Porter. [490 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO]

Prost Brewing Co - Happy Monday! It's that special time of the week again, that's right, it's 2 for 1 Monday. What does that mean? You buy one growler and you get another for free AND...you get two punches on your growler card, once you have ten punches you get a free growler. That's A LOT of FREE BIER! [2540 19th St, Denver, CO]

Sleeping Giant Brewing Company - A new dedicated contract brewery, one of the first of its kind in the Western United States, is opening in Denver this week. It plans to cater to the craft community. They offer approachable brew lengths, a variety of packaging options and a personal level of customer service unique to the industry. They already are lining up upstart breweries to brew in their facility. They have a large 70,000 square foot facility with a 50 barrel brewhouse and an initial capacity of 30,000 barrels and a future expandable capacity up to 175,000 barrels. They are already planning to ready 60,000 barrels in 2016. One of their first customers will be Open Door Brewing Company, Dad & Dudes Breweria and Backcountry Brewery. Visit them on the web at: www.sleepinggiantbrewing.com. [2500 W 5th Ave, Denver, CO]

Kokopelli Beer Co - Celebrate Super Bowl week with a Super Deal! $5 for a 23 oz. Football glass of their favorite Pale Face Pale Ale. (Price good through Sunday night.) [8931 Harlan St, Westminster, CO]

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Boulder County

BRU handbuilt ales & eats - Barley & Hops for Beer Lovers Dinner - Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to just be for couples, why not celebrate your love for other things in your life (like craft beer)? It’s no secret that Beer Chef Ian Clark has a passionately serious love for food and beer and to showcase this love he has crafted a special Valentine’s Day dinner for the beer lover. Each course incorporates both barley and hops in the eats and then pairs it with one of Ian’s handbuilt ales. Highlights from the evening include a Wood Roasted Oyster with cascade smoked chorizo and malt aioli paired with his Solus Patersbier handbuilt with bitter orange and coriander or the Charred Kale Salad with malt brittle, pickled whole cone hops, citrum buttermilk dressing and shaved carrots paired with Citrum IPA handbuilt with fresh lemon zest and juniper berries. And of course we couldn't forget dessert… Ian finishes this “beer-y” romantic dinner off with a Chocolate Malt Ice Cream Puff with styrian golding pastry cream and cherry ice cream and pairs it with a His & Hers kali and blackberry golden black and tan. For more details and the full menu visit www.bruboulder.com. Seating is limited, reservations starting at 4pm on February 14th - call 720.638.5193. [5290 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO]

Mazer Cup International - It's Colorado's biggest mead event of the year and this year they will be having a public Mead Mixer Tasting on Friday, March 20th from 7pm to 10pm at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Boulder, CO. Come join in for an evening of mead, food and fun with proceeds benefiting the COmmunity Food Share organization, helping to fight hunger in the local community. Tickets must be purchased ahead of this event and attendance is limited. Visit www.mazercup.com for tickets and more information. Beer drinkers should check out the world of mead! [500 Interlocken Blvd, Boulder, CO]
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City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Northern Colorado

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - It's that time of year again when the brewer's minds turn to love in Loveland, CO. That's why Grimm Brothers is releasing their annual Loveland Valentine's Day beer - Bleeding Heart. This year's recipe is a coconut German porter that will knock your socks off. The launch party will happen this Saturday, January 31st. Bottles of Bleeding Heart will be sold all during the month of February in the taproom and in Loveland liquor stores and will also be available on draft in the taproom and at various local bars in Loveland. This marks the fourth year of doing a special Valentine's Day beer for the City of Loveland. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - Greeley is about to get it's newest brewery this weekend. Brix Taphouse & Brewery will open this Saturday, January 31 at 2pm. They have 60 taps and will feature Colorado craft brews from dozens of breweries plus 3 of their own taps. In that list of taps there are also 6 nitro taps! They've been doing soft openings the last couple of weeks and are now ready to open it's doors. Plans include expanding into an open patio in the Spring and having a small kitchen that offers tapas and small food items. Possible inclusion in the future to the Greeley Friday night Go-Cup district may happen once 1 more liquor licensed business starts up. Owners: Justin Hiatt and Troy Milburn. Located at: 813 8th St, downtown Greeley, CO.


City Star Brewing - Today is Free Beer Monday! Bring in your empty growler, get it filled at the regular price and get a token good for 1 free beer. You can use it then or on your next visit. Also, don't forget about this month's City Star Potluck dinner set for tomorrow, January 27th. The theme for this month's dinner is Italian. Bring a dish to share. Dinner will start at 6:30pm. And then Trivia returns on Wednesday, January 28th at 7:30pm. Thursday brings Happy Hour all day long and live music at 7pm. And more live music on Friday and Saturday nights at 7pm. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Black Bottle Brewery - Heads up. Tomorrow night, Tuesday the 27th, Black Bottle Brewery will be closed for an annual employee/family party. They will be back for regular hours on Wednesday. Sorry, but they've gotta celebrate with their staff during the non-busy days. [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Berthoud Brewing Co - Here's what's happening this week at BBC! Tuesday open 2-9pm - get a free pint with a growler fill. Wednesday is Wing night at 5pm and Happy Hour all day 2-9pm. Thursday open 2-9pm. Friday is Firkin Friday and they'll be tapping a German Chocolate Porter. Open 2-10pm. Then live music on Saturday from 2-10pm. And come watch the Superbowl on Sunday. Open 1-9pm. Game starts at 4:30pm. [450 8th St, Ste B, Berthoud, CO]

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Friday, January 23, 2015

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Colorado Beer NewsFriday is here - celebrate Colorado craft beer lovers! It's going to be a great weekend here in the Centennial state and Fermentedly Challenged want you to know what's new in the craft beer scene for this weekend. There's a festival or two, a brewery opening and plenty of new beer releases for you to enjoy. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Friday, January 23rd, 2015. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Great Divide Brewing Co - Got a case of the post-holiday blues? GDBC has the antidote—fresh beer releases! Available January through March, these are the perfect beers to get you smiling through the toughest winter months. Orabelle is brewed with barley, wheat, oats and rye. This Belgian-Style Tripel is a golden beauty. Its two yeast strains, orange peel and dash of coriander impart surprising complexity and richness to this delicate ale. Don’t let Orabelle’s demure nature fool you; this is one flavorful pour. Watch out, she’s a charmer—one sip and you’ll be in love. Espresso Oak Aged Yeti A generous infusion of Denver’s own Pablo’s espresso adds yet another layer of complexity to this beer, combining with the vanilla oak character, intense roasty maltiness and bold hop profile to create a whole new breed of mythical creature. It’s official: You can now have Yeti with breakfast. Also, For all of you Hibernation fans out there - this week bottles of Barrel Aged Hibernation will start hitting shelves, but they won’t stay there for long. Over 12 months in whiskey barrels has completely transformed their prized winter seasonal, producing a Hibernation that starts with big whiskey notes before mellowing out into luscious chocolate, dark fruit and vanilla. If you can only take one beer into your cave this winter, they strongly suggest this one. [2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO]

Denver Winter Brew Fest - Tonight and tomorrow, January 23-24 - it's the annual Denver Winter Brew Fest at Mile High Station. Spanning two days 7-10pm daily (VIP entry 6pm)! The Winter Brew Fest celebrates craft beverages from around Colorado and other U.S. craft brews and features live music, food, and other vendors. Over 50 breweries set for Friday and over 35 breweries on Saturday. Some different breweries will pour on different days so if you go both days you'll get brews you didn't get at the other session. All attendees get a souvenir glass and unlimited samples. Don't miss this winter beer fest tradition as it's a long way will the summer beer fest season! This event benefits Swallow Hill Music Association. Visit www.denverbrewfest.com/winter/ for details. [2027 W. Lower Colfax Ave, Denver, CO]

Breckenridge Brewery - Have you tried the Hoppy Amber Ale from the latest mountain series sampler pack? It's delicious and in season. ‪#‎HoppyAmberAle‬ ‪#‎MountainSeries‬ ‪#‎craftbeer‬ [471 Kalamath St, Denver, CO]

Ratio Beerworks - This brewery isn't open yet, but is already experimenting with barrel aged beer. Their first barrel-aged experiment is with some red wine barrels from Rocky Mountain Barrel Company. They brewed a saison based off of their French Saison recipe, knocked it out into the barrels and pitched two types of Brettanomyces as well as normal french saison yeast. They will see where they end up in a week or so after primary fermentation is done. They have finally brewed all of their scheduled offerings in order to open the doors! They will be announcing the Grand Opening party shortly and are pumped for everyone to see what they have been building over the years. They've also kegged their first beers. Stay tuned for opening news. Coming to: [2920 Larimer St, Denver, CO]

Vine Street Pub & Brewery - Dolphins, Leopards, Cheetahs, oh my!!! Everyone in the Denver area come check out the Vine Street Pub & Brewery tonight for SAFARI FRIDAYS as your local DJs unleash the jams starting at 6:30pm. Sport your favorite animal in any type of flare and receive HAPPY HOUR all night! [1700 Vine St, Denver, CO]

Black Shirt Brewing Co - For Friday, they have India Red Ale #2014-09 coming off the canning line right today. This batch is so aromatic, juicy, and piney it's ridiculous! You'll see it on store shelves in the next few days. As with all hop-forward beers, they suggest you keep it cold and drink it fresh to experience the hop character to it's fullest potential. Enjoy! [3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Hops & Pie - Here are today's fresh beer tappings! Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Coffee Stout from Dry Dock, Nice from Joyride, Funky Gold Amarillo from Prairie, Lugene on Nitro from Odell, Covalent Double IPA from Coda Brewing and Green Bullet from Green Flash. Pair one of those with a slice of pizza pie! The slice of the day is: Andouille Sausage, Red Pepper and Caramelized Onion. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Platt Park Brewing Co - Super Bowl Sunday Potluck starts at 4PM February 1st. Feel free to bring your favorite appetizer, dip, dessert, etc. They will have pizza and of course they will have the BEER! Happy Hour @ 4pm too. [1875 S Pearl St, Denver, CO]

Nighthawk Brewery - Slight change in plans for their grand opening due to final inspections. Here's their official word: "BAD NEWS EVERYONE. We are so sorry, but we're not going to be open by 11 today. We sincerely apologize for getting you all psyched for this opening, but we're running into some hoops that none of us anticipated needing to jump through. At this point we are ready to go once we get the go-ahead from Broomfield, so keep an eye on this page for our actual opening time - it could be later today, it could be Monday, we just don't know yet. Again, we apologize for our opening date jumping around so much - we are so excited to meet you all and have a drink with you!" Stay tuned! [2780 Industrial Ln, Broomfield, CO]

Mu Brewery - It's Small Batch Friday. They'll be tapping their Red Hefeweizen aka “ The Mu Flu Shot “. Come get inoculated with 473cc of fun. Their trained "medical" staff will be on site to make it a fast, fun, and a pain free experience. [9735 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO]

Baere Brewing Co - Fun Fact Friday: Their fermenters are full again. Barrel Hoppy Brown and Double IPA are on tap tonight. They got a fourth Laws Whiskey House barrel and filled a French Wine Barrel with an Imperial Stout. They open at 4pm til 10pm to fill your glass and spark your mind! [320 Broadway Ste E, Denver, CO]

Arvada Beer Co - Their Session IPA ( 4.2% abv, 65 IBU's) will be back on tap today around 2pm. 9 fresh craft beers on tap this weekend, 4 soups and a salad bar with over 35 items! Happy hour every day from 11am to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm. Come on down to Historic Olde Town Arvada! [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Parry's Pizza - Today, starting at 4pm at Parry's in Castle Rock, it's Ugly Sweaters and Barrel Aged beer. Ya they know, it's not the holiday season, any longer, but you can all pretend especially when it comes to such great beers as ‪#‎BourbonCountyStout‬ ‪#‎SantasLittleHelper‬ ‪#‎AlmanacBarleyWine‬ and more! No ugly sweater? No barrel aged beer. No excuses. If that's not your game, get over to their Greenwood Village location for the fifth installment of Liberate Yourself from Crappy Beer Fest. Mile High Sports will be broadcasting live and giving away a big flat screen tv and of course, talking some sports. Don't get all deflated about this, Broncos fans. There will be some awesome beers on tap, including ‪#‎WorldWideStout‬ ‪#‎LilikoiKepola‬ ‪#‎MolotavCocktail‬ ‪#‎LaFolie‬ ‪#‎SenoritaHorchataImperialPorter‬

American Craft Beer Radio - Don't forget to head up the FM dial to 105.5 - the new home of ESPN radio - at 11:00am tomorrow morning to hear Dustin from Avery Brewing Company updating Gary V and crew on the progress of the new brewery and probably some pontification of all things craft beer! [105.5 FM Denver]

Bierstadt Lagerhaus - Internal construction is under way on this new brewery! Drain cutting began this morning! One step closer to opening! More news soon. [2875 Blake St, Denver, CO]

Locavore Beer Works - New beer alert! Sister Christian taps today. A strong Belgian Blond, she's an angry older sister to lil' dirty. Made with honey from around here, she's a delicious 8.3%. Meet her before she hitchhikes back out of town. [5950 S Platte Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO]

Falling Rock Tap House - This Saturday, January 24th from 12pm to 5pm, Falling Rock will hold their 2015 Vintage Beer Sale. There will be vintage bottles for sale (only 2-3 of each kind of beer). All bottles must be consumed on site (no take home). Grab some food too, you're be there for a while. [1919 Blake St, Denver, CO]

Bull & Bush Brewery - Time for the next installment of German Gravity Keg Season. Today they will tap a 20 liter gravity keg of Klosterbrauerei Weissenohe Red Monkey Mandarina #3. It tapped at 11am so you already are on the clock for getting your glass filled. [4700 Cherry Creek Dr South, Denver, CO]

Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen - They still have some amazing Barrel Aged beers from their Barrel Aged Beer Fest last weekend! They're calling these “Winter Warming Ales” since they’re HUGE in both ABV and flavor. They've still got: Magnus Magnusson - an American strong ale aged in Breckenridge Bourbon barrels, Lowdown 2014 Barelywine - Aged in Woodford Reserves Barrels, and an IPA aged in Breckenridge Bourbon barrels called “Whiskey Dick”. [800 Lincoln St, Denver, CO]

Living The Dream Brewing Co - The ‪#‎Randall‬ is back on Saturday! They'll be running their Rappellin' Down Brown through roasted sweet coconut flakes. Brown + Coconut = Crazy Delicious. Oh Yeah. [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

Alpine Dog Brewing Co - 7 Beers on tap now including their newest release today, "Arse Over Elbows" ESB! A nice malty brew dry hopped with East Kent Goldings! Coming up next week on Thursday, January 29th is the release of their Cherry Wood Smoked Porter. [1505 Ogden St, Denver, CO]

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery - They have two non-profit days coming up over the next several days: - Sunday is benefiting Make-A-Wish America (via Denver Alumnae of Chi Omega). Tuesday is Sleep Tight Colorado's anniversary party, with a silent auction and complimentary appetizers. Jagged Mountain will donate $1/beer sold on each day to the respective organizations! Drink for a cause. [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

Our Mutual Friend Tenth Acre & Brewery - It's Ilium DIPA day at OMF. A brew made with five kinds of hops and weighs in at 100 IBU - now that's a double IPA! Also, Texorado BBQ will be on site to pair your beer with food. [2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO]

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Boulder County

12Degree Brewing - 12Degree has a brand new beer release today! Outlier is a Belgian IPA dry-hopped with Cascade, Galaxy, and Saaz. Outlier will be on tap this afternoon at 3pm. Also on tap, Sleigh Ride, a winter seasonal red saison with Brett, is yet another reason to stop into 12Degree this weekend. It is earthy, peppery, and delightful! [820 Main St, Louisville, CO]

Wild Woods Brewery - Happy Friday Boulder! They've got a killer tap lineup tonight. Start your weekend with a pint or two of beer inspired by the outdoors! Beers include: Cask Wildflower Pale w/hibiscus, rose & amarillo hops, Cherry Wheatwine, Black Smoke Imperial Stout, Roasted Root Amber, Strong Scotch Ale, Wildflower Pale, Berrypatch Wheat, Campfire Red, Treeline IPA, Ponderosa Porter, and S'mores Stout. [5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO]

Front Range Brewing Co - It's a beautiful day in Lafayette. The Brown Ale is back on tap. Did you miss it? Meanwhile you can now snag bottles of their Rumrunner Quad all over town at places like Union Jack, Ridge Liquor, Broadlands Liquor, Summit Wine and Spirits, and more. Go get some! [400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO]

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City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Northern Colorado

Real Ale Real Love Firkin Festival - Tomorrow, Saturday January 24th from 4pm to 8pm is the 1st ever Real Ale Real Love Firkin Festival in Loveland, CO at the Best Western Crossroads & Conference Center. Over 28 different Colorado breweries have come up with a wide variety of special firkins to be tapped fresh for this event. If you like smaller, more intimate beer festivals with lots of one-off beers you can't get anywhere else, this fest is for you! Food and music will round out the evening's entertainment. Tickets still available at: realalereallove.com. Come check it out - just off I-25 on US 34. [5542 E US Hwy 34, Loveland, CO]

City Star Brewing - Kick off your weekend with a City Star brew and come listen to live music with Ash Ganley Duo at 7pm. Masterfully nuanced Neo-Western Americana flavored with Slide guitar, Hard Folk and Delta Blues.Haunting harmony vocals, virtuoso guitar, and the assured virility of an artist who has arrived at his musical destination. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing Co - "Pucker Up!" Sour Brown Ale is now on tap as of last night! Tessa's giving free samples (if you ask nice), so get down to the brewery and try this newest brew smile emoticon. [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Ste 9, Loveland, CO]

Berthoud Brewing Co - Today is another Firkin Friday at Berthoud Brewing. Today at 5pm they will be tapping a Cherry Express IPA. Uniquely good! [450 8th St, Ste B, Berthoud, CO]

Verboten Brewing - Just tapped their third hopped version of the ever popular Standup Philosopher! This time with Nelson Sauvin, a unique hop from New Zealand. A taste of tropical fruits and wine grapes. What's your favorite hop? [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Crabtree Brewing - It's Firkin Friday! The Cranberry Tart hass a blonde base brewed with pureed cranberries, fresh ground cinnamon and fresh ground cardamom. This is a unique experience of embodying a dessert within in a beer! Of course they have their $1 off teacher pints for all teachers! And BIGS BBQ SAUCE will be here to rock some BBQ for all empty bellies, so please come hungry. The tapping starts at 6pm. [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Crow Hop Brewing Co - Throw-back to the garage days with their new Progression Pale Ale, tapping today! [217 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO]

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