Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Colorado Beer News 102214

Colorado Beer NewsToday is CAPS LOCK DAY. There's a seldom used button on your keyboard called the Caps Lock key. When pressed it turns everything into capital letters. When used online during chat sessions, it is generally considered as shouting and is widely discouraged. However, this is the one day a year where the use of the Caps Lock key is actually encouraged. GO AHEAD AND SHOUT! Just be sure to turn it off later on. Your friends will appreciate it. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014. 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

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] Copper Kettle Brewing Company is pleased to announce the release of the 2nd year of “Well Bred”, the company’s Barrel Aged Barleywine. This seasonal bottle will release on Saturday, October 25th, 2014, starting at noon when Copper Kettle’s doors open. An English Barleywine, rich in malt with hints of vanilla and caramel, also aged in Breckenridge Distillery bourbon barrels. This English Barleywine is far maltier than its American counterpart. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Great Divide Brewing Co (Denver) - Great Divide is excited to announce that they have officially broken ground on their second location along the South Platte River in the downtown Denver neighborhood of River North (RiNo), and their expansion project is finally underway as of the end of September 2014. The first phase of the expansion is set to be up-and-running by Summer 2015 and will be a 65,000 square foot warehouse, storage and packaging facility. In addition, that location will also house a taproom called the Barrel Bar. Look for work to be happening at 3403 Brighton Boulevard in Denver. Meanwhile, the Autumn Seasonals have returned. Look for Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout, Fresh Hop Pale Ale, and Hibernation Ale (English Style Old Ale) - all now on store shelves from October through December - while supplies last. [2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO]

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - This Saturday, October 25th starting at 10am, Big Choice will host a Beer Brunch featuring Saison Beermosas and a breakfast beer "Steamed Porter with Coffee" on cask. Breakfast food will be provided by Tasty Eats. No tickets necessary - just come in and enjoy! Kick off your Saturday right. The brunch goes until the food is gone. And then on Sunday, October 26th starting at 2:30pm they will be hosting a Pumpkin Carving contest. They will provide carving tools, paints, and pumpkins. Pumpkins are $6 each or you can bring your own. Best carved pumpkin gets 6 free pints! Judging starts at 4pm. Happy Hour on pints from 2-5pm that day and they'll tap a Pumpkin Pie Porter! [7270 W 118th Pl, Unit A, Broomfield, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - There's a new Discovery Beer being tapped today at 5:00pm. It's called "Smoka Mocha Brown Ale". This brew will pair great with pulled pork, brisket, ribs and more from Bubba Due's BBQ who will be on site today. [5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, CO]

Former Future Brewing Co (Denver) - The remainder of their GABF Bronze Medal Coolship Ale: Black Project #1 (Flyby) is being bottled soon and will be released in 750ml bottles along with Batch #2. Look for them in your near future. [1290 S Broadway, Denver, CO]

De Steeg Brewing (Denver) - Trivia Tonight! Starts at 7 PM. This will be our last trivia for a while so come in and win your growler. Also, a freshly tapped Belgian IPA is now available. Nice and hoppy for all you IBU lovers. Open 4 PM - 11 PM. [4342 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Renegade Brewing Co (Denver) - Their pumpkin beer is here! And to celebrate the addition of Disarm to the tap wall every time "Disarm" by Smashing Pumpkins plays the beer will be $1.00 starting at 6:00pm. Slyderman will be set up outside. [925 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - The next beer in their bottled Barrel-Aged Series is being released this coming Sunday, October 26th at 1pm. Avery Brewing is set to release "Antonius' Carmen Barrel-Aged Sour Ale". This 7.43% ABV brew had only 291 cases produced and is a brewery only release (not going to stores). Bottle sales will begin at 1pm, limit 12 bottles per person. Also at 11am that day, they will also have some rare beers on draft including: Drew's Fuzzy Peach, Karmarita, Papa Sour, Eremita V, The Preacher, 2013 Mephistopheles' Stout, and Vanilla Bourbon Coffee Chocolate Stout. In other Avery news, the new facility over at 4910 Nautilus Court is coming along nicely. In fact they plan to start making beer there starting in December! Current location: [5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

3rd Annual Boulder IPA Fest (Boulder) - Have you gotten your tickets to the Boulder IPA Fest yet? It's happening in the Avery alley on Saturday, November 8th starting at 1pm. This festival will feature IPAs from all around the country including such beers as: Hop Shovel from Bear Republic, Flower Child IPA from Cambridge Brewing, Hoperation Overload from DESTIHL, Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing, and 100 more! Information and tickets can be found on Eventbrite. Event location - Avery Brewing Co [5757 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Echo Brewing Co (Frederick) - Today they'll be tapping their Pumpkin Ale once again at their Frederick location and are getting ready for Halloween. Also on tap are: Kirby Kolsch, Balefire Red, Mirror Image IPA, Nocturnal Black IIPA, C.V. Milk Stout, Razz, Echo Amber, Echo ESB, Tri-Town Brown, and Frank. Which one of these are YOUR must have beer? Happy Hour from 4-6pm and Giggling Greek on site from 5-7pm. [5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - Have you tried their "Blood Orange VamirePA" yet? It's available exclusively at an Old Chicago near you. The Halloween Mini Tour runs through October. Try it while you can! [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - When the USA Today got word of a story about cases of Count Chocula cereal disappearing from Fort Collins store shelves, little did Sean Nook (owner/brewer) of Black Bottle Brewery realize how viral that story would go. His upcoming beer "Cerealiously" made with said Count Chocula cereal is now gathering a lot of attention. Even General Mills who makes Count Chocula is sending him more of that cereal so that Sean can send them some of that beer. Here's a story that 9News reporter Keven Torres did yesterday on Black Bottle Brewery. View the video below on Torres' Facebook page. [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Verboten is once again raising money for prostate cancer research and men's health! During the month of November they will release a special beer, aptly named Twig and Berries, a Dark Ale with Raspberries and Wild Cherry Bark. Part of the proceeds from this beer will be donated to the Movember USA campaign. Last year they raised $400 for the campaign. In addition, they have formed their Movember team and are looking for brothers and sistas to join. If you would like to, visit their Movember page and take a look at the details (or donate to the cause directly). Also - Wednesday Happy Hour is 3pm to 6pm with $1 off pints. Come by for a Walking the Parapet, a bourbon bbl-aged Killer Boots (7.5% ABV). [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Get $2 off growler fills all day today. Starting this week and every Wednesday they'll be picking one of their rotating beers for a special $4 off discount. This week it's "Odds and Ends: Columbus", a single hop pale ale. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Fossil Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Opening day is set for this Friday, October 24th at 2pm til 10pm. At long last, the first beers will be pouring at this newest Colorado brewery. Here's their starting tap line-up: Megalodon Blonde Ale, Evolution Amber Ale, Mammoth India Pale Ale, Buried Brown Ale, Hair of the Hound Saison, Sabertooth Imperial IPA, Steggy Stout, and a non-alcoholic Ginger Ale. Food vendors for opening day are still TBA. Plan to welcome in this new brewery Friday. [2845 Ore Mill Rd #1, Colo. Springs, CO]

Paradox Beer Co (Woodland Park) - Paradox is releasing 5 cases of their cellared "Spirit of Skully" Rum bbl-aged Strong (15% ABV). It was made with honey and apricots, bottled 17 months ago. It will be available this weekend only in their Tasting Cellar. No bottle limit til they're all gone. [106 E Village Terrace, Ste 100, Woodland Park, CO]

Red Leg Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - You've made it to the midpoint in the week! And it's a special night there at Red Leg. Tonight is their night in the Fields Family Fundraiser! Please come down and help them raise funds to support the Fields Family. They will be donating $1 from every pint sold from 6-8PM, and will have donation jars out all day. Bite Me Gourmet Sausage is here all evening, and will also be supporting this wonderful cause, so come hungry and thirsty! [4630 Forge Rd, Ste B, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Dillon Dam Brewery (Dillon) - The ski season has started, but more snow is needed to be a great season this year. This is why Dillon Dam Brewery is hosting a "Pray For Powder Party" this Friday, October 24th starting at 5pm. Happy Hour will be extended until 7pm! Get $2.75 pints and half price wings 3-7pm. Be there for the fun and games. Reps from Ski Loveland and A-Basin will be there. Loveland is selling 4 pack tickets for $119 from 4-7pm. While you're there, stay for the Oktoberfest dinner. Cost is $34 per person and includes one pint of their Dam Otto's Oktoberfest. Dinner available from 5-10pm. No reservations needed. [100 Little Dam Rd, Dillon, CO]

Ska Brewing (Durango) - Ska teased a new beer coming soon. It's called "Dementia Aged & Confused", a bourbon bbl-aged Euphoria Pale Ale. This brew will help them celebrate 10 years of collaboration with Venture Snowboards. Stay tuned for release details. [225 Girard St, Durango, CO]

San Luis Valley Brewing Co (Alamosa) - On tap right now: The Reaper King - Imperial Pumpkin Ale. This double brown pumpkin ale (7.4% ABV) will get you into the spirit of fall. Once you've gotten your trick, come on down for this treat. [631 Main St, Alamosa, CO]
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Colorado Beer News 102114

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Reptile Awareness Day. This seldom celebrated "holiday" was created to help raise awareness of the 6,500 to 10,000 different species of reptiles in the world and promote learning about them. Reptiles include snakes, lizards, turtles, crocodiles, and alligators. While you might not have many reptile living near you, it's always a good idea to know what may be living near use just in case you encounter one. So toast today to our cold-blooded friends and appreciate those creatures that live around you. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, October 21st, 2014. 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

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - It's the middle of October Pumpkin Cask Month at CKBC. Tomorrow, Oct. 22nd, they'll tap a cask of Bourbon Oak Aged Pumpkin Porter. It's a pumpkin with a kick! Stop in for a glass. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - It's Day 2 of their birthday celebration week. Today they bring out the popular Chile Golden Ale. The beer has the aroma of poblanos and the taste of Hatch Green chilies. Not much heat but a lot of flavor and aroma. Come on down and try a pint today! [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Platt Park Brewing Co (Denver) - Halloween is right around the corner! On Thursday 10/23 they will be Carving Pumpkins. Feel free to bring the kids, your own pumpkin, and they will supply the rest. After, they will display all the carved pumpkins on their front patio! Also, Halloween Night, from 6pm-12am they are going to have a Kids Costume Contest @ 6PM and an Adult Costume Contest @ 10PM, a haunted brewery dance and Special Beer Releases! Make sure to be dressed and ready to party! [1875 S Pearl St, Denver, CO]

4 Noses Brewing Co (Broomfield) - In case you missed it last night, they've put up a Smoked Doppelbock on tap as of last night. Open today from 4pm til 9pm. [8855 W 116 Cir, Broomfield, CO]

Rockyard Brewing Co (Castle Rock) - The quest for the perfect double IPA continues this week with a release of another infamous Jellyman's Deviation beer this Friday, October 24th at 4pm. This time they're tapping "Jelly 3.0" an IIPA brewed with a Belgian yeast blend. This big brew weighs in at 11.5% ABV and is served in a tulip glass. The brew has a spiced tea-like flavor with an even bitter finish. [880 Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO]

Mu Brewery (Aurora) - Mark your calendars for Halloween Night for "Boo at the Mu". They'll be hosting a costume contest. You can get a free 5oz pour of their small batch "Witches' Brew" IF you can get it from their Haunted Cellar. Muahahahahahah! 9735 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - Huzzah! Tap-It Tuesday is back! Tonight at 6pm they will be tapping "Between the Staves", a collaboration beer they did with Anchorage Brewing Company. This beer is a sour ale aged in cognac barrels. $5 taster, $10 full pour. [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Here's all the fresh tappings today at Hops & Pie: Hoponious Union from Jack's Abby, Ghoul Fuel from Bull & Bush, Standard from Prairie, Pumpkin Patch from Rogue, and Mystic Momma from Jacki O's. Get 2 drafts and an 18" 2-topping pizza for $23 today from 5pm to close. Try their Roasted Pumpkin soup too! [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Boggy Draw Brewery (Sheridan) - Progress is being made on this brewery in the making. Today their brewhouse arrived and is in their building. Stay tuned for further updates on this new brewery. Future location: [3535 S Platte River Dr, Sheridan, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - Just in case you were curious as to what the brewers have been up to - they are planning to brew 75 barrels of beer in the next 10 days. The recipe list includes: Colorado Cream Ale, IPA No. 1 (yup, it's coming back), Dubbel (new), Milk Stout (new) and another beer TBD (taking suggestions). Meanwhile, plenty of beer already on tap. [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

Floodstage Ale Works (Brighton) - There's going to be a Historic Downtown Brighton Halloween Pub Crawl on Saturday, october 25th from 2pm til 9pm. Participating are Brighton Tavern, Copper Rail, La Estrellita, Jordinelli's, Jerry's and Floodstage Ale Works. Come by and see them. Open 7 days a week til 2am. [170 S Main St, Brighton, CO]

ACBR Holiday Beer Bash (Denver) - Join American Craft Beer Radio on the evening of November 21st 6-9pm at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum (yes, you will be drinking delicious beer around classic out-of-commission aircraft) for their 2nd Annual Holiday Beer Bash! Interact with the brewing industry first hand and sample hundreds of different seasonal and year-round offerings. 35 + featured breweries with unlimited sampling. Local chefs serving sample food offerings. TONS of prizes to give away (what are the holidays without gifts?) 21+ admission ONLY. VIP tickets get in 1 hour early at 5pm. Tickets available on Eventbrite. [7711 E Academy Blvd, Denver, CO]

Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen (Denver) - Two beers just went on tap today: "Lonely Sheep" Scottish 90 Shilling and also "Boxer" India Red Ale. Come and get them! [800 Lincoln St, Denver, CO]

FERMÆNTRA (Denver) - The opening date has finally been set for this new brewery in Denver. FERMÆNTRA plans to open on November 15th, 2014. Stay tuned for more details on what this brewery will bring to the tap wall and what others can do to add to that list. [1715 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - Announcing the release of a new beer this Thursday, October 23rd - Pepo the Picker, a sour ale with pumpkin and apple. This is a collaboration brew between Odd13 and Stem Ciders. Pepo the Picker is an intensely sour brown ale brewed with pumpkin and fermented with juice from granny smith and crab apples. Subtly spiced with ginger, cinnamon, and cardamon. Bottles will also be available for purchase. [301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO]

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co (Lafayette) - Mark your calendars for our 1st Annual Hoppy Halloween Bash on Friday, Oct. 31st. There will be both a pumpkin and costume contests. Bring in a carved pumpkin on the 29th or 30th to be judged on Halloween. Wear your costume on Halloween for happy hour pricing all night. Both pumpkin and costume judging will be at 8pm. 1st place prize for pumpkins and costumes = $25 gift certificate, 2nd place = $15 gift certificate, 3rd place = free pint. [297 N US Hwy 287 #100, Lafayette, CO]

Vindication Brewing Co (Boulder) - The Edge of Town Brown is now available once again on tap! Stop in soon and try a pint. [6880 Winchester Cir, Boulder, CO]

Upslope Brewing Co - Lee Hill (Boulder) - Finish up that costume, and get ready for a freaky fun time with some beats, boos and brews at Upslope Swills & Chills Halloween Costume Party on Friday, October 31st (9:00 pm-1:00 am) at their Lee Hill tap room. They're clearing out their barrel room to make room for all the Thriller dance moves you'll be busting out to their live DJ, Old Man Winters. They'll also have a costume contest at 11:00 pm (1st place wins a $100 tap room gift card!), a specialty Halloween-themed brew, Cheese Louise food truck, and games & prizes kicking off the night beginning at 5:00 pm. [1501 Lee Hill Rd #20, Boulder, CO]

Upslope Brewing CO - Flatiron Park (Boulder) - Upslope Brewing is getting ready to celebrate their 6th anniversary! Another year down and another excuse to party - help them celebrate six years of Upslope beers on Saturday, November 8th (2:00-8:00 pm) at their Flatiron Park brewery! They’ll have new & vintage releases, plenty of food trucks, games and live music on their back dock to help them toast to six more incredible years. [1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO]

Echo Brewing Co (Erie) - At last, their award winning Echo Amber is now back on tap. pair that with one of their pizzas and you're sure to have a good day. Open tonight from 3pm to 9pm with Happy Hour $1 off pints 3pm to 6pm Monday through Thursday. [600 Briggs St, Erie, CO]

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont) - Why wait til Halloween to party? Left Hand is hosting their Halloween Party this Friday, October 24th from 9pm to 11:30pm. This party has a $13 cover charge. There will be live music from "Judge Roughneck", an awesome Costume Contest with 3 places. Top prize is Beer-for-a-Year! 2nd place is a case of beer, and 3rd place is a 6-pack. They will also have two beer releases that night - Safety Round 6 & 7 (session IPAs) at 9pm. Try out that costume a week early. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - Wearing your Aleworks tee to the brewery earns you $1 off every pint in the taproom today! Buy a tee or hoodie today, and they'll treat you to a beer. Also, stop in today for their pumpkin carving contest. BYO pumpkin and tools. Complimentary beer for all participants 5-10pm. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Today's Beer Pic of the Day comes from Pateros Creek Brewing Company. They were showing off their line-up of canned beers today. Look for these brews wherever PCBC beers are sold. [242 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]


Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - The brewery is still looking for more people to join in for their Murder Mystery Beer Dinner at Grimm Bros on Wednesday, October 29th from 6pm to 9pm. This is a dress-up in costume beer dinner and murder mystery. 10-20 players will participate going for roughly 3 hours. $35 per ticket. 3 course dinner from Road Grill and beer included. Prizes will be given out to Super Sleuth, Wealthiest Player, Best Costume and Best Performer. More info on their Facebook event page. Also, coming up this Friday, October 24th, Grimm Bros will release their Pumpkin Griffin Hefeweizen Ale. It's a special version of their regular hefeweizen only with pumpkin and spices. Plus, as a bonus for reading this whole listing - you can get $3 pints from 5pm to 8pm tonight (10/21). [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - Learn to homebrew with Dr. Pat! On "Learn To Homebrew Day", Saturday November 1st, you can attend a 2 hour class from 10am to 12pm and learn all the basics of doing an all grain brew via a Brew in a Bag system and they won't even need a mash tun. The cost of the class is $20 and you can buy your ticket in the Hop Hut or the Home Brew Shop on site or call (970) 674-2841 to sign up. After the class you can use your ticket as a 10% off coupon in their Home Brew shop. Also, this Wednesday, October 22nd at 5pm they'll be tapping another Ales from the Crypt beer - Hoprenomicon - Deadite Pale Ale. And then on Thursday, October 23rd they'll re-lease another beer - Dr. Pat's #14 (IPA). [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - You're going to want to leave work early for this one! CHILI BEER is being released today! They're sure you've tried all sorts of chili beers, but you haven't tried their head brewer Z's yet - and you are in for a treat. This recipe is a decade in the making. Thanks to local farm Fossil Creek Farms for the chilies and to The Kitchen Fort Collins for the labor. Stats: 6.3% ABV, 17 IBUs. Specialty Ingredients: Organic Serrano and Anaheim peppers from Fossil Creek Farm. [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - Plan to attend a Halloween Party at The Plow on Friday, October 31st starting at 6pm. wear your best costume and get a chance to win their costume contest. There will be delicious pizza available from Elements Wood Fired Oven, plus live music from Mostly Joe Hawkins. There will be an awesome Pumpkin Brew that will be tapped that will knock your socks off. Bring a friend! [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Southern Front Range

Iron Bird Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - New at the IB this week: A small batch of Ahtanum Montana Pale Ale is ready! (5.8% ABV and 40 IBU) They're also now offering their new menu with Oscar's across the street--food is available to order anytime they're open! [402 S Nevada Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Breckenridge Brew Pub (Breckenridge) - There's a new offering on the secret tap right now if you ask for it - check out their Pumpkin Stout. This is a popular brew this time of year. Get it while it lasts! [600 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO]

Revolution Brewing (Paonia) - The brewery just obtained a new (to them) 10 bbl boil kettle. Look for even more beer flowing from their taps in the near future. [325 Grand Ave, Paonia, CO]
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Colorado Beer News 102014

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day. That PC, laptop, cellphone, tablet or other personal electronic device used to be brand new and clean. Now, it's full of old icons, apps, files and God knows what. Some of those things you've probably not used for years. Today is the day to take the time to clean up your devices and remove the old unwanted files. Just be careful, the files and data you remove might be important - so back up your device before purging anything. Otherwise, you might just need a craft beer to ease the pain of a device that no longer works properly. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, October 20th, 2014. 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

Dry Dock Brewing South Dock (Aurora) - During the weekend, Dry Dock tapped their Coffee Milk Stout at their South Dock location. Plenty of it - come fill your growlers. Open today 12pm to 9pm. [15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO]

Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) - Today is Happy Growler Monday - especially after a Broncos win! Bring you your LTBC growler and receive a discount when you fill it on Mondays. [8200 Park Meadows Dr, Ste 8222, Lone Tree, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Every give a big Happy 3rd Birthday to Arvada Beer Company today. They will be tapping several special beers this week to honor the occasion. Today (10/20) they're tapping a Chipotle Red ale. On Tuesday 10/21 try the Chile Golden Ale. On Wednesday 10/22 it's IPA Day with $3 pints all day. On Thursday 10/23 they'll tap a Baltic Porter. On Friday 10/24 they'll put up a Barrel aged Winter Schwarzweiss. And finally on Saturday 10/25 it's the return of the Colorado Craft Beer Show - doing a live radio remote. Plus, tappings of a Dopplebock and a Barleywine. Special soups available every day of the week too. [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - Here's what's happening this week at Big Choice Brewing. Tonight is this Menu Monday featuring Stalefish Steamed Porter. Tuesday 10/21 brings Buy One Get One Free Pint day when you wear your Big Choice gear and bring in a friend. On Thursday 10/23 you'll get $1 off 4 packs and Growler Happy Hour pricing from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Saturday, 10/25 is their 2nd Beer Brunch starting at 10am featuring Steamed Porter with Coffee on cask. And on Sunday, 10/26 they will host a Pumpkin Carving Contest. Winner will get 6 FREE pints. They'll also tap a small batch of a pumpkin pie porter. #choosewisely [7270 W 118th Pl, Broomfield, CO]

38 State Brewing Co (Denver) - Events for this week at 38 State Brewing: Wed. 10/22 - Trivia starting at 7pm, plus La Casita food truck at 4pm. Thursday 10/23 - Denver Poker Tour (free to play) starting at 7pm. Friday 10/24 - live music at 7pm and Capt'n Crabby food truck at 4pm. Saturday 10/25 - Trivia starting at 8pm with B&B Smokehouse food truck at 4pm. And on Sunday 10/26 - a Chili Cook-off starting at 2pm with live music. [8071 S Broadway Ste A, Littleton, CO]

Mockery Brewing (Denver) - One of the next breweries to open in Denver will be Mockery Brewing. They've set the date for Friday, November 7th at 3pm to open their doors. They've been busy brewing beers on site since October 10th. One of their beers expected on tap will be a vanilla porter. More details should be forthcoming soon. The River North area is getting tastier! [3501 Delgany St, Denver, CO]

Renegade Brewing Co (Denver) - Tonight is another in a series called "Night with the Brewers". Every third Monday of the month from 5-7pm the brewers will be speaking about a selected brewery topic. Tonight's topic is Yeast. Come learn all about yeast and its role with beer. Also, Pride of Philly Cheesesteaks will be on site for the 1st time tonight. [925 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Vindication Brewing Co (Boulder) - Monday's got you down? Fear not! It's always a Happy Monday at Vindication Brewing. Stop in today and get $1.50 off pints all day long. Then on Tuesday, bring in your favorite music on vinyl and they'll spin your records. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights. [6880 Winchester Cir, Boulder, CO]

BRU handbuilt ales & eats (Boulder) - There's a new seasonal limited bomber bottle release that started over the weekend. Look for their Sasquash Roasted Pumpkin Porter either at BRU or in select liquor stores. This brew was made with pumpkin, molasses, ginger and spice and is perfect for this fall season. Check out their Beer Locator to see where its available. [5290 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Sanitas Brewing (Boulder) - Today they are tapping their new Jim's English Bitter Ale. This beer was inspired by an old homebrew recipe from their Chief of Brewing Operations - Chris Coyne's father. This beer is described as earthy, crisp and sessionable. As always, it's Happy Hour all day on Mondays.

Left Hand Brewing Co (Longmont) - Ladies! During November’s Ales4Females presentations (Nov 3rd & 17th), they will be focusing on beer and food pairing combinations. To help explore our pallets, they will be combining four Left Hand Brewing beers (Polestar, Sawtooth, Black Jack and Stranger) with hops, fruits, spices and other fresh ingredients using Dogfish Head Brewing’s Randall Jr. The intention of this presentation is to explore everyone’s individual pallets, identify pairings that work, pairings that don’t work, and search for a perfect beer and food synergy. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

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Northern Colorado

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Here's what's happening this week: Today you can earn a FREE beer token with the purchase of any 64oz growler fill. Tuesday 10/21 - Raspberry Bandit tapping. Wednesday 10/22 - Trivia Night starting at 7:30pm. Thursday 10/23 - Come watch the Broncos take on the Chargers showing in the taproom. Friday 10/24 - Live music from Hotfoot 7pm to 9:30pm. And Saturday 10/25 - Live music from Johnny Johnston & The Po' Boys from 7pm to 9:30pm. Plus, lots of great beer always on tap. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - Announcing Medical Mondays at The Plow. For all medical workers, show your medical ID and get $1 off pints all day Monday - every Monday! [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - Still pumped up from that awesome Bronco win yesterday? Bet you're out of beer. Good thing you can get $2 off a growler fill today - all day long. Open today 12pm to 11pm. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Patrick's Irish Pub (Greeley) - Monday's are Keep The Glass night. Tonight's featured brewery is Wiley Roots Brewing Company and their Apumpalyptica Imperial Pumpkin Ale. Get a great logo'ed snifter glass with your beer purchase. The tapping will start at 7pm. [907 8th Ave, Greeley, CO]

Berthoud Brewing Co (Berthoud) - Coming up this week: 10/22 Wing Wednesday plus Back 40 Stout is on tap. Thursday 10/23 - Geeks Who Drink Trivia at 7pm. Friday 10/24 - Firkin Friday - Aztec Chocolate Stout taps at 5pm. [450 8th St, Ste B, Berthoud, CO]

Southern Front Range

Nano 108 Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Please join in tonight from 3:00pm to 11:00pm for the Jason Fields Memorial Fundraiser. They will be tapping two new beers (Spiced Rum Barrel Aged Session IPA and Peanut Butter & Chocolate Robust Porter) so come out and enjoy yourself. Proceeds to benefit the wife and three children of Jason Fields (Travis Fields of Fieldhouse Brewing's partner and brother). Donations will be excepted as well as their donations from beers sold. Please consider helping the family and supporting craft beer in Colorado Springs. Vladi's European Street Food will be there serving up delicious food as well. Come out to support the event. [2402 Waynoka Rd, Colo. Springs, CO]

Fieldhouse Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Come play Monday Night Squares with Fieldhouse tonight. Come in and buy a pint before MNF halftime to get a square. Entries close at the 2 min warning at halftime. The open tab at half and at the end of the game with the winning square gets their tab paid for! Bite Me Gourmet Sausage will be there about 5pm. Also, from 3-11pm tonight, the benefit week continues at Nano 108! Don't forget your punch card! Also, this Wednesday Oct. 22nd brings another beer on the test tap. Check out their Oak Aged IPA at 5pm. This Saturday, Oct 25th is the Benefit Week Closing Party at Fieldhouse Brewing from 12-10pm. Rub N' Grub KC BBQ, Treehouse BBQ, and Merken food trucks will be there, live music in the evening from Smith House Music. College football on the MEGA screen during the day. [521 S Tejon St, Colo. Springs, CO]

Ute Pass Brewing Co (Woodland Park) - They recently obtained all of their final licenses and have been brewing their own beer! They served their Live the Dream pale Ale for the recent Woodland Park Oktoberfest and will be serving their Kick Back irish Red Ale for the All Colorado Beer Festival on November 1st. Come check them out! They've been open as a pub/restaurant for over a year but now can officially be called a brewery! Cheers! [209 E Midland Ave, Woodland Park, CO]

Mountains and West

Colorado Hard Cider Festival (Paonia) - Less than 2 weeks away from the 3rd Annual Colorado Hard Cider Festival on Sat. November 1st 11am-7pm. The fest will be serving Hard Cider from Stem Cidery, Colorado Cider Co, Santa Cidre, Snow Capped Cider, Compass Cider, Branch Out Cider, and Big B's Hard Cider. Music starts at 11am with the Solar Brothers, then they have Finders and Youngberg and closing it out with Kipori Woods. There will be Children's activities, great BBQ, fresh apple pressing, free camping and a bunch of happy people. Get out there and drink some hard cider! Location: Delicious Orchards Farm Market. [39126 Hwy 133, Paonia, CO - 1 mile west of town]

Elevation Beer Co (Poncha Springs) - Their new 40oz stainless steel double-walled insulated growlers now come in either orange or blue (Bronco colors). Fill 'em up with your favorite Elevation beer. Open today 2pm to 8pm. [115 Pahlone Pkwy, Poncha Springs, CO]

Broken Compass Brewing (Breckenridge) - Potluck Monday is finally here. Whip up your favorite dishes to share and bring them by Broken Compass at 6:30pm tonight for food, fun and of course, beer. First place dish gets a free 64 oz. growler, second place a 32 oz. and third a free pint! [68 Continental Ct, Unit B12, Breckenridge, CO]

Bonfire Brewing (Eagle) - Their annual Pumpkin Carving Party is this Sunday from 4:30-8pm. As usual, we'll provide a bunch of pumpkins, patterns, and sharp implements. Plus, we're releasing our Harvest Brown -- brewed with squash donated from our customers. [127 Second St, Eagle, CO]

Amicas Pizza & Microbrewery (Salida) - Plenty of daily specials. Their current beer line-up is: Bomber Blonde Ale, Headwaters IPA, Rex's Amber Ale, Weekender Imperial Red Ale, Loyal Duke Strong Scotch Ale, Big S Brown, and the Raspberry Porter. Stop in soon for a beer or a bite. [136 E 2nd St, Salida, CO]

Steamworks Brewing Co (Durango) - Ken and the brewing crew has just bottled some of their Backside Stout and you can get some to take home. This beer won a Gold medal in 2010 and this year won a Bronze medal in the Oatmeal Stout category at the GABF. Taste what is one of the best stouts in America. [801 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO]

Roaring Fork Beer Co (Carbondale) - Come to the Zombie Pub Crawl this Friday 10/24 at RFBC starting at 6pm. THey will have $4 Zombie Pub Ale's or Zombie IPA of your choice if in Zombie attire! This is an awesome kick off to Halloween, come play Friday! Dress up for drink specials. Meet at Sopris Park at 8:30pm for a thrilling Zombie Bike Ride. [1941 Dolores Way #81623, Carbondale, CO]

Kannah Creek Brewing Co (Grand Junction) - Imagine how good Chocolate Banana Bread would taste. Now imagine that taste in a beer. They will be tapping their Bavarian Dunkel firkin tonight at 5pm and your don't want to miss out on this one! [1960 N 12th St, Grand Junction, CO]
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Colorado Beer News 101714

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Wear Something Gaudy Day. If you're like most folks, there's something really extravagantly bright or showy or a somewhat tasteless article of clothing sitting in your closet or dresser. Today would be the day to bring that item out, put it on and go out and let the world see it. Sure, you're going to get some looks, possibly some comments, but you've got an excuse today. So go ahead and be a bit garish, glaring, glittery or ostentatious - who knows, you might just start a new trend. Worst case, you can all laugh about it over a beer later. And Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, October 17th, 2014. 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

River North Brewery (Denver) - Don't forget! Tomorrow, Saturday, October 18th starting at 1pm, they will host their release party for their Big City Quad. This is a big 13.7% ABV quadruple ale with 75% aged in rye whiskey & vermouth barrels. It's the biggest beer they've made to date! Be sure to get there early for a glass. Bomber bottles also available for purchase for $15 each (limit three). [2401 Blake St #1, Denver, CO]

Fiction Beer Co (Denver) - Tonight at 6:00: tapping their American Amber, "The Farmlight." Brewed with all Colorado ingredients. This beer is dry like a Colorado summer and amber like our fall harvest. It's easy drinking and hoppy. Start off your weekend with a little good Fiction. [7101 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO]

Barley's Angels Colorado (Denver & Boulder) - Here are a couple of upcoming events for the ladies that will be of interest. On Sunday, October 26th at 12pm - Learn about Colorado History and Craft Beer. Colorado's rich brewing history has its roots in more than a century of brewing that took place as miners populated the western frontier. Barley's Angels, a group devoted to providing beer education and social events for women, is exploring this history with an event in Golden that features Beer Historian, Dave Thomas, and his book "Of Mines and Beer, A History of Brewing in 19th Century Colorado." The event includes lunch, beer taster samples, and a trip across the street to visit AC Golden on the MillerCoors campus. Tickets are very limited, and men are invited if they are the guest of a female attendee. Their next event is for Boulder County Beer Lovers where ladies can create a Holiday Brew at J Wells or 300 Suns. This year, give Colorado craft beer it's place at your holiday table. Create a beer with one of the Front Range's professional brewers and bring it to Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, to a holiday party, or just to share with friends. Each ticket provides for a planning session, brew day, and tasting event. The 300 Suns brew begins Monday night (Oct. 20th at 7pm) and they're starting early so that the beer can be ready for Thanksgiving. There are just 3 tickets left for this brew. The J. Wells brew begins on Monday night Oct. 27 at 6:30. They will likely be brewing a bold, English style ale, and there are just 5 tickets left for this brew. Details on the program, info on types of brewing opportunities at both breweries, and links to purchase tickets, are available at www.barleysangelscolorado.com.

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - CKBC just tapped the last of their S'Mores Porter! Don't miss this smooth and creamy blend with a hint of sweetness! (ABV 5.7%) Plus tonight, a new food truck, Satay By Jorge is out tonight so swing by for some awesome new food! [1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, CO]

Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub (Arvada) - Just tapped today! Stop in and try their "Thin Air ESB". This Extra Special Bitter weighs in at 5.4% ABV and 45 IBUs. It's on draft exclusively at their Arvada brewpub location. [7803 Ralston Rd, Arvada, CO]

Grand Lake Brewing Tavern (Arvada) - If you want to get some of their 3 Degrees of Awesome, a strong ale, then you'd better hurry. They only have so many bottles of it available. [5610 Yukon St, Arvada, CO]

Bull & Bush Brewery (Denver) - Gabe just unveiled the 2014 edition of his Stolz Premium Lager! This Proud Session Beer is always highly anticipated by all the beer fans around here. Come start your weekend off right by tipping a couple back. They also have a couple new guest taps on, Cuvee Des Jacobins Rouge, La Guillotine and a French Saison from our friends over at De Steeg Brewing. [4700 E Cherry Creek South Dr, Denver, CO]

Locavore Beer Works (Littleton) - This brewery is planning to open on November 15th at 12pm, however, they've got a lot of empty wall space in their taproom that they'd love to fill with local artists' work for display and sale. If you are a local artist and would like to display some of your works contact Jen via email at: jen [at] locavorebeerworks.com. Get ready for some great beer Littleton! [5950 S Platte Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO]

Chain Reaction Brewing Co (Denver) - Fall is in full swing and the smoked hatch Chile amber ale is now on tap and ready for you to enjoy. A perfect blend of chilies roasted then smoked to give a balanced spice bouquet that will warm the mouth and tickle your taste buds. Come try this fan favorite while it's fresh. [902 S Lipan St, Denver, CO] ‪

Boulder County

Crystal Springs Brewing Co (Louisville) - The first anniversary of their Louisville location and taproom is coming up the end of this month and they're planning to celebrate big time. They'll have some special happenings during the week: October 28 (actual anniversary date): they will release an Imperial Red. It is also Trivia night and, of course, there’ll be some fun questions around the history of Crystal Springs (the old and the new). Winners will receive special prizes this night, so be sure to get your team together and don’t miss this one. And - Kristy will have some other special surprises. October 29: Cornhole! They hold their cornhole in the brewery, so you can play amongst the yeast turning wort into beer. October 30: Thursday night fun run. Join in for a fun run around the CTC. Runners each receive a beer on the house. October 31: They'll have a costume party on Halloween with special prizes for the winners. November 1! (which also happens to be “Day of the Dead”): their “official celebration day.” They will be offering several very special beers: 2014 Black Saddle Imperial Stout, the 2nd release of Port Barrel Aged Black Saddle, this year's Solano (chili beer), an Imperial IPA, and they're pulling out a few cases of their Bourbon Barrel Aged Black Saddle (#1, #2, #3 and #4) and several bottles of their 2012 Port Barrel Aged Black Saddle. [657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO]

Nitro Fest (Longmont) - [PRESS RELEASE] Left Hand Brewing is proud to present Nitro Fest - the first exclusively nitrogenated beer fest this November 15th from 3-7pm at Left Hand Brewing Company in Longmont, Colorado. Nitro Fest will feature 21 of the best breweries from across the US pouring rare, never-before-seen nitro styles in celebration of Left Hand’s 21st birthday. Nitro Fest will be a lavish evening, pairing smooth & creamy ales with live performance art and fresh fare. Tickets are $50 for 4 hours of all-you-can drink nitro craft beers from the best breweries across The States. Event proceeds will benefit the Left Hand Brewing Foundation. Famous for their Nitro series including Milk Stout Nitro, Left Hand is eager to showcase a wide offering of nitrogenated beer from the craft community. Nitro Fest guests can sample hard to find styles from out of state breweries including Founders, Cigar City, Dogfish Head, Firestone Walker, Victory, Green Flash, and more. “Some of these beers will be nitrogenated for the first time, and many do not make it out of their home brewery tap room. This will be a truly unique opportunity for craft beer fans to get their hands on exclusive styles from widely acclaimed breweries.” comments Josh Goldberg, Community & Event Manager. Representing the Colorado front, will bring local presence from Oskar Blues, Breckenridge, New Belgium, Odell and more. The first annual Nitro Fest will also commemorate Left Hand’s 21st birthday, inviting guests to imbibe under a vast tent with live performance art including fire dancers, stilt walkers and aerial artists. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

The Industrial Revolution Brewing Co (Erie) - Plan to attend in costume on Halloween Night (Fri. October 31st) from 6pm to 10pm. They will hold a costume contest and give away some fun prizes. They're dying to see you there. [285 Cheesman St, Erie, CO]

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - Today's 5pm Bad Friday Special Tappings are Bad Karma, their soured Belgian Pale Ale, and Bad Apple, their soured Belgian Pale Ale barrel-aged with Granny Smith apples. It's deliciously tart and decidedly bad. [5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

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Northern Colorado

New Belgium (Ft. Collins) - The winter Folly Packs (variety 12-pack bottles) are coming starting in early November and one of the beers in their Folly Packs will be a revival of their 2° Below Ale, a winter warmer. Also, starting November 9th, as the holiday season draws near, you'll be able to start sipping on New Belgium's Frambozen, a raspberry brown ale made just for the holidays. Plus, look for their Accumulation White IPA to hit store shelves in early November as well. The changing of the seasonals is always a fun time. [500 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Today at 5pm marks the annual release of their "Owl Canyon Fresh Pumpkin Ale". They make this brew with real pumpkins from the Osborn Farm in Larimer County. They bake them and toss them into the brew along with cinnamon, clove, allspice and nutmeg to create a pumpkin pie in a glass. This brew will also be available in 6-pack cans from the tap room for the very first time. There's just a limited amount on tap and in cans so hurry in to grab yours. Also tonight is more party game fun for horrible people - it's an MC'ed version of Cards Against Humanity night from 7-9pm. Plus, live music on the next three Sundays from 4-6pm (no cover charge). [242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - [PRESS RELEASE] Following the release of Little Red Cap in cans this April, Grimm Brothers Brewhouse announced that they will be releasing their 2013 GABF winning beer, The Fearless Youth, in cans available this October. The 12oz cans will be sold in 6 packs in Colorado and Nebraska. “The Fearless Youth marks our second beer available in cans, and we’re excited to be able to offer our customers another alternative to glass” Says Russell Fruits, Beer Evangelist at Grimm Brothers. “We’ve had a lot of success with our first canned beer, Little Red Cap, and this was a natural progression.” Easily transported and eco-friendly cans are becoming a more popular form of packaging for many breweries. The Fearless Youth, a clean tasting, malty Munich Dunkel Lager, is available year round as part of the Legend series. Perhaps best known for a 2013 Bronze medal at Great American Beer Festival, The Fearless Youth has a loyal customer following. Other Legend series beers include 3 Golden Hairs, Snow Drop, Little Red Cap, and Master Thief. Plans are already in the works to can the remaining Legend beers starting next year. To kick off the release Grimm Brothers will be having a Fresh Can Friday party at their taproom on October 24th from 5-8 PM. The party will feature chances to win prizes with each can sold, Fearless Youth beer brats from Rocky Mountain Sausage Grill, a free can with a brat purchase, and $1 cans for sale. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Snowbank Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - It's Chocolate Friday again! Tonight at 5pm they'll be tapping the latest of their collaborations with Nuance Chocolate and Old Town Spice Shop - Ghana Cacao Vanilla Porter. They've taken our Pawnee Porter and infused it with Ghana cacao husks and nibs and Madagascar vanilla bean. Only 5 gallons of this is available and, as usual, it will go fast! Chaulkboard Gourmet Express will be there starting at 3:30pm to serve up some of the best spicy beef tacos and piping hot Philly cheesesteaks that you can find in the state. The taproom is open until 9pm tonight. Come hungry. Come thirsty. [225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Ft. Collins, CO]

Wiley Roots Brewing Co (Greeley) - Get ready to get Yachty! Rocky Mountain Hideout, a bourbon barrel aged Deep Roots Chocolate Porter makes it's limited return tonight, alongside a new ‪‎collaboration creation‬ with The Blue Mug Coffee Bar: Blue Mug Coffee Milk Stout! The new beers start flowing at 6:30pm tonight. Be there! [625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - Today their Friday Firkin is a BRANDY OAK STOUT! This is another of the comeback series with their oatmeal stout that has been fermented with small batch brandy soaked oak chips. And Dave threw in a vanilla bean for some added depth and good measure! This lovely beer is 7.6% ABV and will be tapped at 6pm. And don't forget about good ole TEACHER FRIDAY. Teachers start your weekend off right with $3.75 pints all day (with a valid teacher ID). [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Buckhorn Brewers (Loveland) - They have a special day planned to end the work week. Today they are tapping Snowy Tale Weissebier. It has a sweet base with a wheaty tang. It's really good! Today, they will have $3 pints and $2 off of growler fills of Snowy Tale. Come by, unwind and have a pint or two. [4229 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO]

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - The brewery will host a pumpkin carving contest on Tuesday October 21st from 5pm to 10pm. Bring in a pumpkin and tools, carve, and get your 1st beer on the house. (Kids will get a free root beer). Prizes to include a hoody and more. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Fossil Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Colorado's next brewery to open will be Fossil Brewing Company. They're finally able to open the doors for their Grand Opening! Their first day opening to the public will be next Friday, October 24th from 2pm to 10pm! They'll have liquid-goodness flowing through all 8 of their taps, with one non-alcoholic beverage and 7 of their beers for you to enjoy! They'll be offering pints, beer flights, boston rounds to-go, glasses and t-shirts. There will also be a food truck setting up to provide some local cuisine. They'll be posting more details on food and beer as the date gets closer, but they hope to see you there to celebrate with them! [2845 Ore Mill Rd, Unit 1, Colo. Springs, CO]

Paradox Beer Co (Woodland Park) - It's Friday, and for some reason, we feel like celebrating. So they are tapping a Special Cask today: "Salty Nibs" Hell for Stout with Organic TCHO cacao nibs and sea salt. It taps today at 4pm in their Tasting Cellar. [106 E Village Terrace, Ste 100, Woodland Park, CO]

Mountains and West

Fall Back Beer Fest (Estes Park) - It's almost time to turn the clocks back for the upcoming season and this festival commemorates this time with a great setting for a beer festival. The Fall Back Beer Fest is set for Saturday, November 1st from 1pm to 5pm (VIPs at 12pm) at the Estes Park Events Center Pavilion (1125 Rooftop Way). Held each year on the weekend we turn the clocks back, Fall-Back Beer Fest is not only a celebration of beer, but also the people who make it. With 100+ beers being poured by the brewers themselves from 30+ Colorado breweries, festival goers are sure to walk away having learned something new about their favorite beer from the people who created it. FBBF also coincides with the American Homebrewers Associations Annual Learn To Homebrew Day. To help celebrate, a number of AHA sanctioned homebrewing clubs will be present and brewing for everyone to watch. With seminars from beer glass experts, food pairings from certified cicerones, demonstrations from homebrewing equipment fabricators, samples from hop farms, seminars from yeast labs, giveaways from local homebrew supply shops, and much more, there is sure to be something for everyone. Also, FBBF is family-friendly! Taking part in the celebration of brewing are Colorado craft soda breweries. They will be pouring for festival guests of all ages. Plus, for everyone's entertainment, live music from Colorado bluegrass and rockabilly bands throughout the day! Still looking for more? Check out the official website at www.fallbackbeerfest.com to see what else will be at Fall-Back Beer Fest 2014!

South Park Brewing Colorado (Fairplay) - Open Sky Yoga will be offering a free beginner yoga class at the brewery this Sunday, October, 19 from 9:30 - 10:30 am. No experience necessary, just an open mind and a playful heart. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one. After, stay for a beer and some football. [297 US Hwy 285, Fairplay, CO]

Palisade Brewing Co (Palisade) - Today's the day for the release of their Porter of Love (P.o.L). Stop in and get this. Also available in cans too! [200 Peach Ave, Palisade, CO]

Riff Raff Brewing Co (Pagosa Springs) - Time for a bit of Fall cleaning and repairs. Stop in this weekend and stock up on your favorite Riff Raff beers because from Wed. October 22nd through Thurs. October 30th they will be closed to patch things up a bit. They'll be open again on Halloween Day. [274 Pagosa St (Hwy 160), Pagosa Springs, CO]

Roaring Fork Beer Co (Carbondale) - Announcing Fork Founders Club and Bottle Reserve Memberships! A membership to the Fork Founders Club and Bottle Reserve are the ultimate ways to experience the Roaring Fork Beer Company & Tasting Room. Both memberships can be renewed on an annual basis, and each comes with unique and special benefits for its members to enjoy. Sign up with the bartenders today, spaces are limited. Membership drive ends 11/18 so sign up today to secure your spot. Benefits include: custom 2L swing top glass growler (only available to members) with 1st growler fill free, a 22oz custom mug where normal 16oz beers will be poured into these (only full), a 16oz tulip glass where normal 10oz pours will filled to the top, $10 off all dry goods and to-go beer purchases, Tuesday Founders Night with $1 off fills, yearly Founders Party with complimentary food and drink, 1st right of refusal for future member programs, in 2015 you can opt out of getting new glassware and membership fees will be $65. Fork Founders Club Membership Cost: $100 a year starts November 17th, 2014. Also, they'll have a Bottle Reserve Membership. Limited to only 40 spaces and this will sell out. Once a month their brewer’s will brew a special brew on the pilot system and bottle it just for you. Your one-year bottle reserve membership will include 12 different seasonal brews to be released throughout the year. These 22 oz. bottles are exclusively for bottle reserve members and will not be available for purchase in our taproom or at retail. One bottle per member and you get to be the coolest kid on the block. *Bottle Reserve Membership Cost: $100 a year. Starts 12/1/14* [1941 Dolores Way #81623, Carbondale, CO]

Statewide and National

Learn to Homebrew Day (Nationwide) - [PRESS RELEASE] On November 1st, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) celebrates the 15th annual Learn to Homebrew Day. The day provides an opportunity for homebrewers to draft their non-brewer friends and family to learn one of the most rewarding and emergent hobbies: homebrewing. Through beer making, demonstrations, tastings and other educational efforts, participating in Learn to Homebrew Day is as easy as finding a local event on the AHA website. Individuals can also organize their own event, register it online, invite friends and brew at home. This year, over 300 events are expected to take place at homes, homebrew shops, breweries and club gatherings both in the U.S. and abroad. “Homebrewing is at the very heart of the craft beer revolution,” said Gary Glass, director, American Homebrewers Association. “Learn to Homebrew Day encourages people everywhere to be a part of the ever-growing movement and become familiar with the brewing process—the basics of which are much simpler than many think.” Beer lovers and anyone interested in making their own homemade beer are invited to learn more at HomebrewersAssociation.org.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Colorado Beer News 101614

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Boss' Day. It may be time to suck up to the Boss today and do something nice for the one who has power over you (job wise). Sure, bosses can be tough to deal with sometimes, but don't pass up an opportunity to do something nice for them if not but for one day a year. Why not offer to take them out for a beer later on. You can always butter them up for a raise later. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, October 16th, 2014. 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

Mountain Toad Brewing (Golden) - Their "Sour Cherry Ale" returns to the tadpole tap today. It's bright, light and mimicking the leaves in the autumn air. [900 Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

Factotum Brewhouse (Denver) - Their Facebook post from yesterday must have sent some kick-in-the-pants vibes out there as they are now officially stamped by the city to go ahead and complete their build out! Things should start happening REAL fast now! Special thanks goes to Shane at Arrow B Architecture for tirelessly advocating on their behalf. Stay tuned for further updates. [3845 Lipan St, Denver, CO]

Stapleton Tap House (Denver) - Their OKTUMPKINFEST lineup has changed numerous times since kicking off last month, so here's an update of their current seasonal offerings: Pikes Peak Brewing's Oktoberfest, Grist Brewing Company's Oktoberfest, Bristol Brewing Company's Red Baron Octoberfest, Eddyline Restaurant and Brewing Company's Pumpkin Patch Ale, Tommyknocker Brewery's Small Patch Pumpkin Harvest Ale, and Wynkoop Brewing Co.'s Salted Caramel Apple Tart. Seasonal offerings arriving soon: CAUTION: Brewing Co.'s Tim! Curry Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Crabtree Brewing Company's Chunkin' Pumpkin, Trinity Brewing's Emma's Pumpkin Saison, and Epic Brewing Co (Denver) Fermentation Without Representation Imperial Pumpkin Porter. In addition to these seasonal selections they always fill out their tap list with some of the best ‪‎Colorado craft‬ around! [8296 E Northfield Blvd, Unit 1525, Denver, CO]

Hall Brewing Co (Parker) - What used 2200 pounds of grain + 4 pallets of roasted pumpkins and Pumpkin Pie Spice from Savory Spice Shop> It's their upcoming first Belgian Pumpkin Dubbel! Stay tuned for the release date of this huge handmade beer. This will soon hit shelves in 22 oz bombers and on tap at the taproom. [10970 S Parker Rd, Parker, CO]

Parry's Pizza (Greenwood Village) - Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 25th starting at 11am. This is the third installment of Parry's, "LIBERATE YOURSELF FROM CRAPPY BEER FEST" and it's gonna be loaded with crafty drafts from Avery Brewing Co. Explore some tap room only offerings that are sure to shore up any doubts you may have had about Avery Brewing, if any. Green Wood Village location. [5970 S Holly St, Greenwood Village, CO]

Former Future Brewing Co (Denver) - Just a reminder that if you're planning a visit to the brewery this Saturday, they will be closed from open to 8pm for a private event. They will reopen our doors at 8pm. Open today 4pm til 10pm. Friday 2pm to 11pm. Saturday 8pm to 11pm (this week only), and Sunday 2pm to 8pm. Also, their English IPA "Dandyman" will return this weekend. [1290 S Broadway, Denver, CO]

Living The Dream Brewing Co (Littleton) - Get infused! Their coconut brown ale is tasting amazing. Their keeping this infusion beer on tap today and tomorrow (10/16 & 10/17) so you better hurry if you want to experience it. [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co (Broomfield) - Two barrels of their 2014 Pumpkin Release are down, and two barrels left to go. This Mesoamerican inspired brew is being transferred into new bourbon casks with chili peppers and cacao nibs! Get excited! [5450 W 120th Ave. Broomfield, CO]

Baere Brewing Co (Denver) - What's on tap tonight (5-9pm) at Baere Brewing? Here's their list: Rose Hip Saison, Spiced Saison, Farmhouse, Pale, IPA, Double IPA, Big Hoppy Brown, Dry Stout, and Baere-liner Weiss. They've also got Happy Leaf Kombucha Cranberry Lavender available as well. Remember, they now also have Friday hours from 4pm to 10pm. [320 Broadway, Ste E, Denver, CO]

Cannonball Creek Brewing Co (Golden) - It's going to be a good weekend now that their Battlecat Stout is back on tap! It will be available when the taproom opens today at 3pm! Open til 11pm tonight. [393 N Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

Rockyard Brewing (Castle Rock) - Fresh off the bottling line! Bottles of their Pumpkin Ale were packaged today and will be in stores and at their bar tomorrow. Get "Pump"'ed. [880 Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO]

Boulder County

Sanitas Brewing (Boulder) - Hey hop heads! Cans of their newest deliciousness (aka Sanita IPA) are now available at B town wine + spirits in Boulder, CO. Sanitas IPA will be hitting more store shelves in the coming days, but you can get it at B town now. Available in 12oz 6-pack cans. Or you can always get some on tap at Sanitas Brewing. [3550 Frontier Ave, Ste A, Boulder, CO]

Longs Peak Pub & Taphouse (Longmont) - It's official! Longmont is home to the newest Mountain Sun Pub! If you haven't been by to check out the new space, come on down. At Longs Peak Pub, they offer the same great pub menu and 21 wonderful taps of scrumptious beer, including at least 16 Mountain Sun ales at a time. In addition, Longs Peak Pub is pouring seven wines on tap. They even saved a tap for their World Famous Mountain Sun Margaritas. Longs Peak Pub is home to one of the greatest patios in the company, complete with corn hole and shaded picnic tables. They currently open every day at 4pm and serve food until 9pm Sunday through Thursday and 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. [600 Longs Peak Avenue, Longmont, CO]

Southern Sun Pub & Brewery (Boulder) - Halloween's shaping up to be a huge day at the Southern Sun Pub and Brewery. It all starts at 4:20pm with a very rare release of a collaboration ale we brewed with Odell Brewing. Come try Mutual Respect, a Belgian coffee imperial stout. Don't be late. Supplies will not last. Then at 10pm, get ready to boogey. Boulder's own Sixty Minute Men will be hosting their CD release party, and as always, it's a FREE show, and they'll be pouring $5 World Famous Mountain Sun Margaritas. Don't forget to wear your costume. At 11:30pm, they'll be hosting a costume contest with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. [627 S Broadway, Boulder, CO]

Crystal Springs Brewing Co (Louisville) - Today they were busy bottling their Barrel Aged Black Saddle Imperial Stout in 22oz bombers. That will be released or their 1 Year (Louisville) Anniversary Party starting on October 28 - November 1st. Also, tomorrow, they will can their "13" India Pale Ale and will put that on local store shelves Friday afternoon. [657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co (Longmont) - From now until October 24th, when you bring in and donate 3 non-perishable food items for their food drive for OUR Center, you'll receive a free pint! [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - Freshly Tapped Beers - ATTENTION hop lovers: Papa and Zed have entered the building! These hoppy superhero's are itching for you to come in and pay 'em a visit. Papa Silenus is on now, Zed the Zorcerer will be tapped at 5pm!. ‪#‎beersuperheros‬ - Plus their limited release Chainsaw T-shirts are in. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to breast cancer research! [301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - On 10/25 Loveland Aleworks along with Crow Hop brewing and other downtown loveland businesses are hosting a downtown Loveland Zombie Crawl. Patrons dressed up in their finest zombie attire will receive discounts at participating locations. $1 off pints for Zombies at Loveland Aleworks. The event begins at dusk. On 10/31 Loveland Aleworks will have it's 3rd annual Spooktacular. Costume Contest with prizes. Darkest Day Chocolate Coconut porter will be released. Double Loyalty points this evening.

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - There's a new Outlaw tap being put on at 2pm today. This week they are bringing you an Almond Joy Porter, a chocolaty brew with almonds and coconut. Perfect for these fall warmer days. Don't forget to sign up for the Zombie crawl there at PCBC by 8pm Friday. Or you can sign up in Old Town Square the day of the event. [242 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Wiley Roots Brewing Co (Greeley) - Wiley Roots Brewing is now officially distributing their beer! Check out these fine Greeley/Loveland retail establishments to get your fix for APUMPALYPTICA 22 oz. bombers: Gordan's, Bittersweet Liquor, Midnight Liquor, Coral Bay, West Lake, Mardis Gras, Liquor Max, 34 Liquor, and Warehouse Liquor! Or stop down to the brewery taproom and ask for bottles while they last. This year's batch is even better than ever! [625 3rd St, Greeley, CO]

Buckhorn Brewers (Loveland) - Today's $3 pint is their Never Summer's Wit in honor of this great weather that's sticking around. They opened at 3pm - so go get some and enjoy! [4229 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Thursday fun! THey will have free pizza tonight! Come by to grab a slice or two of pizza and watch the Jets vs Patriots game with Chris. Pizza is there at 6pm! Even better join the Verboten Brewing Group Run at 6 p.m. tonight, led by running coach and beertender Steve Folkerts. After run beers are $3 for their runners! Come work on your PR, train for a race or just have fun with fellow runners. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Stay tuned for more news from this area in tomorrow's update.

Mountains and West

Elevation Beer Co (Poncha Springs) - Elevation Beer has a new Black Diamond Series seasonal beer coming out later this month. Get ready for Arête, a single hop Barleywine. This brew will be packaged in 750ml bottles and will be available in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned! [115 Pahlone Pkwy, Poncha Springs, CO]

South Park Brewing Colorado - Their Poblano Amber is on tap tonight. Join the brewer and assistant brewer as they roll out their first rotator between 4pm - 8pm. If you can't join them in Fairplay, you can enjoy the Ranchhand or the Milk Stout at Apres in Breckenridge - 130 S. Main. [297 US Hwy 285, Fairplay, CO]

Kannah Creek Brewing Co (Grand Junction) - Join in on Monday, November 3rd at the brewery for their next monthly firkin fundraiser benefiting Grand Valley Pets Alive! They will tap the firkin keg at 5pm and 100% of the firkin sales will go directly to GVPA. GVPA is a local nonprofit with the purpose of saving the lives of all homeless companion animals, strays and feral cats in the Grand Valley. GVPA promotes and advocates for the adoption and implementation of programs proven to save the lives of animals. You get to drink a firkin beer and help out a great local cause! It is a win-win. [1960 N 12th St, Grand Junction, CO]
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Colorado Beer News 101514

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Grouch Day. Are you a grouch? If so, today is your day. It's the one day each year where you won't need an excuse to be grouchy. You won't have to be nice to anyone today either. Just remember, tomorrow you'll have to go back to being a nice person again and people might just remember how grouchy you were the day before. Might be a good idea to follow up today with buying some people a beer tomorrow. So if you know someone who is a bit grouchy today - give them a break today. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, October 15th, 2014. 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

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - Looks like a great weather for today's Discovery Beer! The Guava Ale goes on tap at 5:00pm! This crisp, refreshing ale should pair well w/BBQ from Bubba Duke's BBQ. Luckily, he's here today. And, not to cause a panic, but they're down to the last keg of Palm Tree Caribbean Lager for the year (they'll bring it back next spring). Open at 3:00pm and Happy Hour til 5:00. [5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, CO]

TRVE Brewing (Denver) - Tomorrow night (10/16) they're hosting Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers, and to celebrate they're gonna tap five gallons of Eastern Candle aged on peaches and sage. Tat beer goes on at 7:06 pm. [227 Broadway #101, Denver, CO]

The Brew on Broadway (Englewood) - Today they are busy brewing up their Orchard Place Caramel Apple Stout. Yum! It'll take about 2 weeks for the tapping to take place - stay tuned! Also stop in for Reggae on Broadway from 7pm to 9pm. [3445 S Broadway, Englewood, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing (Parker) - With the high today in the 80's we can all pretend it's still summer right?! Watermelon Wheat is the perfect firkin to do that, and they will tap it at 4:00pm. Gusto's Kitchen will be there at 5:00pm as well! [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

Chain Reaction Brewing Co (Denver) - You've reach hump day! That means only 1 more day till you can stop by and get your Chain Reaction Brewing Company beer fix! They'll have all 16 taps filled up and ready for you to drink and a great line up of food trucks to pair with your liquid indulgence all the rest of the week. On Saturday, October 18th, they'll be releasing their Smoked Pumpkin Porter. [902 S Lipan St, Denver, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Today is $2 Craft Can Night from 5pm to close. Also there's several new beers on tap today including: Truth from Rhinegeist, Golden Gate Gose from Almanac, Smoke & Dagger from Jack's Abby, Saison Delores from Almanac, Bang Bang from Stone, and Deceit from Funkwerks. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

River North Brewery (Denver) - Now on tap for Wayward Wednesday: "The Hidden Barrel." They only made one keg, come be one of the only people in the world to try this experimental brew! As always, Wednesday wings by Matt's Snack Shack! [2401 Blake St, Unit 1, Denver, CO]

Diebolt Brewing Co (Denver) - True Roots Harvest Ale is kegged and carbonated; just waiting on Renee and the Bakin Bakery truck. They'll be tapping this Wet Hopped, Squashed, 8.6% ABV, ode to the Fall harvest on Friday, October 17th. Bakin Bakery will be cooking food from True Roots urban farm to pair with it. Also, they are kegging up some non-tequila C'est La Saison. [3885 Mariposa St, Denver, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - It's a golden sour kind of day. Good thing they have three on tap: Apricot, Pomegranate, and Passion Fruit. What's your pleasure? [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

4 Noses Brewing Co (Broomfield) - Today is the right day for 4 Noses to release their Imperial Pumpkin Ale. Trivia tonight from 7-9pm and Barbed Wire Reef will be in serving up some wild game delights. [8855 W 116 Cir, Broomfield, CO]

Boulder County

Crystal Springs Brewing Co (Louisville) - The 2014 version of their Solano chili beer is going to be released during their Louisville 1st Anniversary celebration on Saturday, November 1st. It'll be on tap as well in bottles and side-by-side availability with their 2013 Solano. [657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E]

300 Suns Brewing (Longmont) - What could be better than talking roller derby and drinking beer? How about adding some trivia to spice it up? Boulder County Bombers will be at 300 Suns hosting a trivia night on Saturday, October 25th from 7-9pm. They will be giving away tickets to next season home bouts, t-shirts and more! Come celebrate National Roller Skating month with the Bombers at 300 Suns! Just show up, no pre-registration necessary. [335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO]

Sanitas Brewing (Boulder) - Today's the day. Sanitas IPA, their newest year round offering, is now available in the Tap Room. Months in the making. Tap Room opened at 3pm. Come try a pint. [3550 Frontier Ave, Ste A, Boulder, CO]

City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Northern Colorado

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - Good news Crabtree fans! Their popular Oatmeal Stout is now back and available in 16oz 4-pack cans! Look for them being distributed by Tivoli Distributing across the front range of Colorado soon. [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Have you been pining to play some retro classic video games but no longer have them around? Fear not fellow gaming geek! Pateros Creek is hosting a night with the Fort COllins Retro Gaming Channel on Saturday, October 18th from 6pm to 9pm. Play the classic games and drink some beer. It'll be a blast. PLUS! The date for the Fort Collins Zombie Crawl is getting closer (October 25th). Pateros Creek Brewing has always been a stop on the crawl. Get ready for the zombie invasion! Purchase your tickets to the Zombie Crawl at PCBC by 8pm next Friday. [242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - It's time for Wednesday Night Trivia!! Do we have some tough questions? SOMETIMES! Do we have some super easy questions? USUALLY! Do we have a ton of fun? ALWAYS! And we're giving out 5 free drinks to 5 lucky teams tonight! So make plans NOW to attend Live Trivia TONIGHT! Also, plan to show up in costume on Wednesday, October 29th for their TRICK OR DRINKIN Halloween Party Trivia Night. Don't be caught without a costume on that night or you might just get a TRICK! If you dress up, your team will receive an extra point toward your final score AND a special drink. [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Plan to attend their special "Brews for Blockheads" event on Wednesday, October 22nd from 5pm to 9pm. $1 from every pint sold will be donated to ColoRADogs, a non-profit whose mission is to advocate for the responsible pet ownership and advocacy for both Pit Bull typ dogs and all other breeds, through community outreach. Also, there are rumors of a spiced wheat beer today at Grimm Brothers. Better check it out. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Wiley Roots Brewing Co (Greeley) - Starting today at 3pm, their limited release Apumpalyptica Imperial Pumpkin Ale will be available in bombers. There's just a limited supply, so get yours soon! Now open 7 days a week! [625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

Southern Front Range

Paradox Beer Co (Woodland Park) - Have you ever caught yourself asking... "Remember that one beer you guys did like two years ago...?". Yup, they know. So next time ask your server about their "cellar raid bottles". There's just limited quantities of these rarities so you might just have to be lucky on some beers. Also, in stores starting today are bottles of Salty Melons (Skully Barrel No. 15), 103 IBU Sour (Skully Barrel No. 17) and Farmhouse Noire. [106 E Village Terrace Ste 100, Woodland Park, CO]

Iron Bird Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Today they've got their Easy Amber on CO2 and a Cask Brown Ale. They'll go perfect with SuppenBar's awesome food. [402 S Nevada Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Smiling Toad Brewery (Colorado Springs) - Tonight they welcome Potato Potato who will be serving up food. Also the Brews Bros, a Colorado Springs home brew club will be there. To honor this occasion they have a limited release of Señor Luna - their pumpkin beer aged on Pueblo green chilies. Appearing with IPA, Irish, Amber, ESB and the Blood Moon Pumpkin. [1757 S 8th St, Ste 100, Colo. Springs, CO]

Pikes Peak Brewing Co (Monument) - Today's brew session marked PPBC's 500th batch! It will be their first ever Barley Wine - 'Batch 500' will be ready in early 2015 - stay tuned for details! [1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument, CO]

Mountains and West

BREW Pub & Kitchen (Durango) - Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia is now at BREW Pub & Kitchen each and every Wednesday night at 8:30pm. Bring your friends, compete, drink some beer and test your knowledge. [117 W College Dr, Durango, CO]

Copper Club Brewing Co (Fruita) - There will be a meeting of the Copper Club Hookers tonight at 6pm. (Not that kind of hooker) - You can make a beer koozie. Beer and crochet hooks - what could go better together? [233 E Aspen Ave, Fruita, CO]

Storm Peak Brewing Co (Steamboat Springs) - Tired of your favorite beer not always being on tap? Them to! Luckily several shiny stainless steel vessels were delivered yesterday allowing them to double their brewing capacity! Not bad for a brewery that just recently opened earlier this year. [1744 N Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO]

Pint for a Pint Blood Drive (Durango) - Roll up your sleeves on Friday, October 24th and donate a pint of blood at the American Legion Hall (878 East 2nd Ave, Durango, CO) and you'll receive a voucher good for a FREE pint of beer at any of the Durango breweries. Sign up to donate at any brewery in down: 10/15 at BREW Pub & Kitchen, 10/16 at Durango Brewing Co, 10/17 at Steamworks, 10/21 at Carvers and 10/23 at Ska. All sign-up times are between 5pm to 6:30pm. Brought to you by The Bootlegger's Society in Durango, CO.

Hideaway Park Brewery (Winter Park) - The brewery will be closed now through Thursday, October 23rd in order to work in some vacations and prepare the brewery for the winter season. They will be back open on Friday, October 24th. [78927 US Hwy 40, Winter Park, CO]

Roaring Fork Beer Co (Carbondale) - It is a seriously gorgeous fall day at the tasting room today! Our brewers infusion on tap is a Coconut Fall Oatmeal Pub Ale on Nitro. [1941 Dolores Way #81623, Carbondale, CO]
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