Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Colorado Beer News 030315

Colorado Beer NewsColorado celebrates 303 Day today! The area code and calendar date line up once a year. It's a day to celebrate everything great you love about Colorado - including all that great craft beer. The snow may be falling, but don't let that stop you (just be careful out there). Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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

Metro Denver

Rock Bottom Brewery - Denver - Tomorrow, Wednesday March 4th at 5:30pm to 6pm at the downtown Denver Rock Bottom location, they will be hosting a Fire Chief Ale tasting and food pairing. You can sample their Fire Chief Ale and pair it with 4 of their menu samples. This event is to also help raise awareness for the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation. A portion of the proceeds of this event will benefit the burn foundation. Then coming up in a week on Wednesday, March 11th at 6pm, they will tap "Mad Cow Milk Stout" on nitro tap. Get a complimentary glass until 6:30pm. And finally on Wednesday, March 18th at 6pm, they will tap their Falcon Pale Ale and add it permanently on tap. Again, get a free glass of it until 6:30pm. [1001 16th St, Unit A-100, Denver, CO]

New Kids on the Block - Plan to attend a beer event featuring 20 Colorado breweries that are under two years old. New Kids on the Block will happen on Thursday, March 26th from 7:30pm to 10:30pm (VIP entry at 6pm) at The LOBBY in Denver, CO. This events features 80's Jams, great food, and plenty of craft beer. Dress up in your finest 80's clothes and enter the costume contest. It's an all you can drink adventure. Tickets range from $25 to $45. Tickets available now at www.imbibe-events.com. The LOBBY is located at: [2191 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO]

4 Noses Brewing Co - 4 Noses is celebrating #303Day today with $3 pints of their Pump-action Ale on special. Also, they have 6-packs of their Make My Day Sessions IPA available to-go. Food available from Knock on Wood BBQ tonight on site as well. [8855 W 116 Cir, Broomfield, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria - It's $2 Tuesday! Get $2 off select draft beers, $2 slices of cheese pizza, $2 bumps and $2 sliders. It's also Trivia Night tonight from 9-11pm. Plus, now you can get any of their Bomber Series beers for $12 on: Dos Generations Imperial Agave Blonde (10 ABV), Bourbon Barrel aged Lionheart Barleywine (13 ABV), Zinful beer/wine hybrid (9 ABV) and Lionheart Barleywine (12 ABV). Also, 4-packs of Dank, Ryeot and Leaves are also available. [6730 S Cornerstar Way, Ste D, Aurora, CO]

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery - Stop in for a new beer release today - a Cascadian Dark Ale. Also today, Jagged Mountain is donating $1 for every beer sold to Denver School of Nursing. Grab some food from Pile High Burgers parked outside - ask for their 303 Burger. [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

Kokopelli Beer Co - Never played trivia at a brewery before? Here's an incentive... If you play Trivia tonight at Kokopelli and win - 1st place team gets two tickets to the Winter Craft Beer Festival in Boulder this Saturday. Trivia starts at 6:45pm and the beers are flowing all day. [8931 Harlan St, Westminster, CO]

Golden City Brewery - Come out this Saturday, March 7th for their Grand Re-Opening party. They'll be offering $2 pints and $4 growler fills (to-go). They've got a lot of new improvements. Plus, there will be food from Wheels on Fire food truck. Please clean your growlers before you bring them in. That will help to keep the waiting line down. Tip: Have you tried GCB's own hard cider yet? Once you're done drinking beer, ask to try their new Nitro Coffee - yup - coffee on a nitro tap. [920 12th St, Golden, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project - Today at 6:00pm for Tap-It Tuesday - Crooked Stave will be hosting a very special tapping of Sentience, a wild quadrupel. Stop on by to get a glass. [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

Saint Patrick's Brewing Co - It took a bit longer than expected to pass their final inspections, but now they have and set the date for Thursday, March 5th for their soft opening at their new location in Littleton. They plan to have 17 beers on tap for their opening including: - Oktoberfest, Dubbel, Berry Chili, Limoncello, Russian Imperial Stout, Pumpkin Vanilla Chai, French Barleywine, Espresso Blonde, Imperial Helles, Belgian Quad Wit, Dry Hop Saison, Hawaiian Farmhouse, Coroni, Helledel Helles, Czech Pils, Luminosity Oak Reserve, and Midnight Mocha. You'll love their new cozy atmosphere. Grand Opening is then set for March 17th (St. Patrick's Day!) [2842 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO]

Blue Spruce Brewing - Trivia Tuesday is tonight. Stop in with your friends, have a beer or two and compete. Round one starts at 6pm. This trivia will have the addition of multimedia with movie clips, sound clips and more. [4151 E County Line Rd, Centennial, CO]

Living The Dream Brewing Co - Join in today at 6pm this Wednesday, March 4th for a Silent Ski Auction and a chance to win a brew day with the Living The Dream Crew. They're teaming up with the National Sports Center For The Disabled (NSCD) to help them reach more athletes with disabilities. There will be a silent auction and they will donate 20% of all beer purchased to the NSCD. Drink for a good cause. [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

The Brew on Broadway - Now The BoB is open til 10pm this Tuesday. It's Growler Night and you can get a fill on regular house beers for $10 with the purchase of a pint. It's also Americana Open Mic night from 7pm til 10pm. Bring your talent. [3445 S Broadway, Englewood, CO]

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Boulder County

300 Suns Brewing - This coming week will be busy at 300 Suns Brewing. This Thursday there will be live music from Denny Driscoll from 5-7pm. Then on Tuesday, March 10th sign up for their Craft Beer & Cheese tasting party. And then on Thursday, March 12th it's Comedy Open Mic Night. Bring your good humor and your best jokes. [335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO]

J Wells Brewery - Don't forget you can get $2 off pints while its snowing today! [2516 49th St, Ste 5, Boulder, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Fort Collins Brewery - Spring is coming and so are the Spring season beers. One such beer is available now through May - FCB's Maibock. Described as a smooth malty flavored beer made from Munich malts that finishes with a warming sweetness. It has toffee notes and an understated hop bitterness. It's been aging since the Fall and sells from February through May. Stats: 6.4% ABV, 34 IBU, 22 SRM. Also, coming up on Thursday, March 26th in the FCB Community Room is a Goat Cheese Making Class & Dinner. The cost is $35 per person for the class or $50 per person for the class & dinner. It starts at 6pm March 26th. RSVP to FCB by calling (970) 472-1499 or email rsvp@fortcollinsbrewery.com. Limited to 30 registrants. Newborn baby goats will also be on hand! PLUS - don't forget their firkin tapping this Friday, March 6th - an English Toffee Peanut Butter Brown Ale. [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

High Hops Brewery - There's a special firkin tapping tomorrow, Wednesday March 4th at 5pm. Come try some "WHA?! (Weakland Holiday Ale)". This was the ale brewed by Dr. Pat and the homebrew class. It have notes of clove and cinnamon. It's a beer that pairs well with the cold weather. Plus, you'll be doing a lot of toe tapping this week with live music Thursday (Franklin Taggart's Music Showcase), Friday (Jeff Brinkman) and Saturday (The Feral West). Grab a brew or two and relax with some live tunes. Food trucks available Thursday through Sunday. Take advantage of their t-shirt special - buy a t-shirt and get a free flagship pint of beer. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Patrick's Irish Pub - It's a good week for their Around the World in 80 Flavs‬ Passport holders. The take-home tour mugs arrived and one is yours to claim once you have at least 20 stamps in your 2015 passport. They are about to enter Belgium so cellar-brate with the biggest beer from their cellar, literally! Join in this Saturday, March 7th at 7pm and help them drink their big 6L bottle of Brasserie St-Feuillien S.A.'s Tripel - they're giving 1 FREE glass of it to all passport holders while supplies last. Belgian's to be tapped next week: Oud Beersel Framboise, Brasserie Dubuisson Cuvée des Trolls, and KerstSmiske. [907 8th Ave, Greeley, CO]

The Mayor of Old Town - There's a new collaboration beer being poured at The Mayor next Monday night, March 9th at 4pm - two beers meant to be poured together like a Black and Tan - only this time it's a stout poured over a brown. Come for a "Top Bunk Bottom Bunk" from Verboten Brewing and New Belgium Brewing. New Belgium made a peppermint stout and will be poured over Verboten's milk chocolate English brown. This is a taste you won't want to miss. [632 Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - Snow Day Special today - get $2 off all pints from 2pm - 5pm and get $1 off from 5pm to 7pm. Also, Brix Box members are asked to stop in and get your apparel ordered and ask about your daily specials. They will be selecting 10 Brix Box members for a special VIP Tour with Odell Brewing. Be on the lookout for your name. Open today 2pm to 12am. [813 8th St, Greeley, CO]

The Barrel - There's a new craft beer centric outdoor beer garden coming to Estes Park! [PRESS RELEASE] Soon residents and tourists visiting Estes Park, Colorado will be able to revel in the beautiful mountain views while enjoying some of the best craft beer in the State and around the Country as well as a few international selections. The vacant lot at 119 East Elkhorn Avenue will become the home of the first outdoor beer garden in downtown Estes Park in the interim of the Rocky Mountain Performing Arts Center development. Opening Spring 2015, The Barrel, an outdoor beer garden, with sixty rotating taps will focus on craft beer, mead, cider, high‐end distilled spirits and wines. The Barrel will offer guests a friendly, social atmosphere where they can catch up with old friends and meet new ones while loving some of the best Colorado has to offer. “After a solid year of planning, we are very excited to be opening The Barrel in Estes Park,” says Lou Bush, co‐Owner. “We are thrilled in being able to offer the residents and tourists an outdoor space where they can enjoy a craft beer, fill their stomachs and enjoy the Rocky Mountains.” - “We are committed to breathing new life into the vacant lot, supporting the Rocky Mountain Performing Arts Center and also see value in investing in downtown Estes Park. We look forward to sharing many experiences with our guests, meeting people from all over and becoming a favorite destination for all,” says Ingrid Bush, co‐Owner. For more information on The Barrel and/or upcoming events, please email Ingrid Bush at ingrid@thebarrel.beer [119 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO]

Zwei Brüder Brewing - Fans of hoppy red ales will want to try their newly tapped beer "RöTpfen-esk". Ask for it by name, that is if you know how to pronounce it. Also, get ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day - not once, but twice! They will host TWO St. Patty's parties, one on Friday March 13th starting at 6pm and the other on Saturday, March 14th starting at 4pm. There will be drums, bagpipes, German polka - plus they will tap their latest batch of Vienna Lager and also a Zwei Patrick's Day Stout. [4612 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing Co - Start celebrating St. Patrick's day 10 days early this Saturday, March 7th from 7-10pm. They'll have the Stubby Shillelaghs folk the house with live music and will also be tapping an Irish Red Ale just for the occasion. [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Ste 9, Loveland, CO]

Verboten Brewing - Good news Russian Imperial Stout fans! There's still some of their "Never Lose RIS" left on tap in their only keg of it. Plus, they still have a few bottles left for sale in the taproom. The Verboten Sisterhood meets there tonight at 6:30pm and ladies get $1 off pints tonight. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery - Clean out your growlers and bring 'em into Broken Plow today. You'll get $2 off growler fills all day long. Also, when you're there, ask about their 2015 Plowshares Club membership. Spot open now. [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]


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Pour your own beer by the ounce at First Draft

How would you like to have a selection of 40 taps of beer, wine and cider and be able to pour it your self for as many ounces as you wish? A new business headed to Denver will soon let you do just that - First Draft. Check out their press release issued today.

First Draft - Opening Soon in RiNo

Pour your own craft beer, wine, and cider at First Draft

[PRESS RELEASE] Denver, CO, March 3, 2015 – First Draft, a new taproom and kitchen concept, is coming to the River North (RiNo) neighborhood of Denver in late spring/early summer 2015. With 40 taps of craft beer, wine, and cider and the ability to “pour your own” by the ounce, First Draft will let customers taste and pour at their own pace in an inviting and fun environment. On tap will be an ever-rotating selection of high quality craft beer, wine, and cider from Colorado as well as the rest of the US. At First Draft, you can customize your own drinking experience.

First Draft is located at 1309 26th St. in RiNo, near the corner of 26th & Larimer. Part of the 2601 Larimer project, First Draft will feature a full kitchen, a mezzanine overlooking the main floor, and front patio complete with a fire pit. The kitchen will serve small plates and shareable items that pair with beverage offerings. Utilizing local and seasonal ingredients, First Draft will partner will local providers to create a menu that looks to put an upgraded twist on traditional taproom favorites.

“We're excited to bring a unique drinking experience to Denver, and even more excited to be a part of everything happening in RiNo,” said Mark Slattery, Owner and General Manager. Slattery, known in the Colorado beer world as the “Denver Beer Guy”, looks to curate a different set of tap offerings for Denver. “We plan to showcase the best craft beer we can get our hands on. Whether it’s being able to pour beer from some of the great small breweries on the other side of Denver, or bringing in a highly sought-after keg from across the country, we promise that our tap list will be as exciting as our draft system,” he said.



First Draft has partnered with iPourIt, the leader in self-service tap technology. iPourIt is a unique patented technology that allows customers to pour their own beer. A valve controls beer flowing through the tap while a meter measures the amount of beer a customer pours accurate to more than 1/10th of an ounce.

"We at iPourIt are thrilled to be providing the largest self-serve beer system in Colorado to First Draft,” said Joseph McCarthy, CEO of iPourIt. “With more than 30 breweries in Denver alone, First Draft will be the go-to location for enthusiasts to sample local fare as well as rare brews ‘By the Ounce’. iPourIt's patented self-serve beer and wine system is the perfect complement to First Draft's comprehensive business plan to provide a differentiated experience to its patrons," he said.

First Draft is a new taproom and kitchen concept from First Draft, LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company.

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If you would like more information about First Draft, please contact Mark Slattery at 626.848.2204 or email mslattery@firstdraftdenver.com.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Colorado Beer News 030215

Colorado Beer NewsWhat will March bring? To the brewery taps that is. Expect to see a lot of Irish-themed beers pouring this month in Colorado. It's also going to be one of the snowiest months of the year - so keep warm with a pint of your favorite winter warmer. Keep reading Fermentedly Challenged for upcoming St. Patrick's Day events and tappings. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Monday, March 2nd, 2015. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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

Metro Denver

Copper Kettle Brewing Co - March brings an Irish-themed Cask Month to the brewery. Every Wednesday, they'll tap a slightly different version of their Keltic Dry Irish Stout. March 4th: Irish Creme Liqueur Keltic Stout. March 11th: Catholic Irish Whiskey Keltic Stout. March 18th: Chocolate Irish Creme Liqueur Keltic Stout. And March 25th: Protestant Irish Whiskey Keltic Stout. And don't forget to celebrate St. Patty's Day early with CKBC on Saturday, March 14th from 12pm to 10pm. They'll tap their "Help Me Out Stout", a dry Irish Stout. Plus live music that day from Brian Hagen & The Inquiry at 6pm. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing - There's Trivia with Mile High Music Patrol happening tonight from 6-8pm at the brewery. Stop in earlier for Happy Hour starting at 5:00pm. B&B Smokehouse Meats will be on site also. [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks - Want to help can some beer with Odyssey Beerwerks? If you are interested, send them a PM on Facebook with your email and phone and they'll call you with further info on how you can participate. The canning will run this Wednesday, March 4th from 9:30am to 1:30pm. They'll provide snacks and fresh free beer and some good music while you can. Then mark your calendars for the Spring Equinox - March 21st for their "Earth is Still Hurtling Around the Sun and the Days are Getting Longer Party". Come celebrate the beginning of Spring with some special beer releases, food and music. [5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, CO]

Collaboration Fest Immersion Class - [PRESS RELEASE] In coordination with Collaboration Fest, Imbibe Events, the Colorado Brewers Guild and Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) will host a Collaboration Immersion Class on Thursday, March 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at MSU Denver’s Hospitality Learning Center, Demonstration Theater Room 208 (1190 Auraria Pkwy., Denver CO 80204). This class will take guests through a history of collaborations and provide a preview of the festival beers. In the past ten years, breweries from around the world have been collaborating more often. Brewers often see collaboration as a chance to hang out with buddies, let loose and create a beer outside of their typical style. There have been some collaborations that have grabbed headlines like when Avery Brewing and Russian River Brewing created Collaboration Not Litigation Ale. This is one of the most popular collaborations and truly shows how the craft beer community would rather work together and help the industry grow than meet in a courtroom. This aspect of community was one of the driving focuses behind Collaboration Fest. Collaboration Fest takes place March 21 at Sports Authority Field and will feature more than 70 unique beer collaborations. The Immersion Class will give a limited number of attendees a chance to preview some of these beers in a classroom setting and ask the brewers themselves questions about their creations. The Collaboration Fest Immersion Class panel will feature Nick Nunns from TRVE Brewing Co., Jesse Brookstein from Call to Arms Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing and several others. The class will be led by Scott Kerkmans. Kerkmans was a professional brewer with Alaskan Brewing Company and helped start Draft Magazine. He was in the group of the first five Certified Cicerones in the world and is a annual judge at the Great American Beer Festival. Kerkmans now provides professional and individual training through his companies, Beer Conscious Training and Homebrew IQ. Tickets for the Collaboration Fest Immersion Class are $35 and are on sale now at http://www.collaborationfest.com/metrostate. (Photo courtesy Imbibe Events)

Wonderland Brewing Co - Here's what's happening this week at Wonderland Brewing. Come try their newly tapped Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. Today - Trivia with Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes at 7:30pm. Tuesday: Singles Ping Pong tourney at 6:30pm and $1 off Beer of the Week (Porter). Wednesday: Ladies get $2 off pints. Food trucks every night this week! Live music on Saturday at 7pm. [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery - Drink beer and help out a good cause this Tuesday (3/3). $1 of every beer sold on Tuesday this week goes to help Denver School of Nursing students traveling to India later this month for international medical relief program. Tip: try their Wolfpack Black Saison (7.0% ABV). [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

Kokopelli Beer Co - Introducing their "Kids Eat Free" Mondays! Get one free meal off their kids menu or $5 off of a personal sized pizza with every adult purchase. Feed your kids and enjoy Mondays at Kokopelli Beer Co. [8931 Harlan St, Westminster, CO]

Nighthawk Brewery - First the bad news: their Imperial IPA is sold out for the next week. The second batch is nearly completed. The good news: they've got plenty of this on tap - Amber, Milk Stout, Agave Wheat, Session Porter, Ciderweizen, Herb Saison w/Lactobacillus, and a Pumpkin Peach Baltic Porter. [2780 Industrial Ln, Broomfield, CO]

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - Monday's Bomber Bottle special - buy any bomber of beer and get a free bottle of Crow Hop Brewery's Rado's Red Ale. (No take out - must consume on premises - so bring a friend or two). They also put 4 new beers on tap yesterday including: Dad & Dude's Dank IPA, Horse & Dragon's Naughty 'Nana Belgian Dubbel, FCB's Black Sheep Black IPA, and a special offering from Westminster Brewing Company. They've got 60 Colorado craft beers on tap including several nitro taps - one features Oskar Blues' Ten Fidy Imperial Stout. [813 8th St, Greeley, CO]

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Boulder County

Very Nice Brewing Co - March brings the annual Frozen Dead Guys Days to Nederland - March 13-15, 2015. And you'll be able to use the Very Nice Brewing Company as your party destination during that event. They'll have live music Fri. March 13th from 7-9pm, a special beer tapping on March 14th of "Nicely Twisted", a collaboration brew with Twisted Pine that's a cherry midnight wheat saison. Also that day, the Colorado Craft Beer Radio show will be doing a live remote from 12-2pm on AM 760. Plus, a book signing with author Dan Rabin for his book "Colorado Breweries". And then live music on Sunday, March 15th from 5-7pm. Don't forget Euchre nights every other Wednesday (March 4th & 18th) from 6-8pm. [20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO]

Großen Bart Brewery - Join in this Thursday, March 5th at 3pm for another Firkin Full Moon tapping. This month, they'll tap a Toasted Coconut Soul Patch Porter. Don't miss this one. [125 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO]

Fate Brewing Co - Today the brewery announced the return of their brew: Nona Belgian Blonde. They also have a bit of their Chocolate Cherry stout left. Their Pale Ale is now kicked (sorry). But coming soon is a Pumpkin Peach Ale. [1600 38th St, Boulder, CO]

Avery Brewing Co - No more abbreviated business hours! Starting now, their tap room and restaurant will be open every day from 11am to 11pm. It just took a couple weeks to get everything dialed in just right. Now it's all ready for 12 hour days! Also, don't forget to buy tickets to the 13th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest at Avery Brewing set for Saturday April 4th at 12pm. On sale online now. [4910 Nautilus Ct, Boulder, CO]

Twisted Pine Brewing Co - Twisted Pine is already gearing up for this year's Colorado Craft Beer Week set for March 21-29, 2015. Here's their schedule for that week. March 21: pouring at Collaboration Festival. Brewery tours at 2,3,4pm. March 22: Get $1 off 5-Flight or $2 off 10-Flight. March 23: Trivia Night 7-9pm. March 24: All day Happy Hour plus Open Mic Night 6-8pm. March 25: Free pint glass with purchase of any beer! March 26: 10% off all Twisted Pine apparel. March 27: All day Happy Hour Pitchers, plus Comedy Night 7-9pm. And March 28: Brewery tours 2,3 4pm. [3201 Walnut St, Ste A, Boulder, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Jessup Farm Barrel House - News from the Coloradoan last month reveals that a new brewery will soon be coming to Fort Collins in the Jessup Farm Artisan Village in the Bucking Horse neighborhood near Timberline and Drake. This brewery will be housed in a 130 year old barn. Renovations will begin soon and the play is to open sometime by May 2015 if all goes according to plan. This project is being led by Gino Campana and family along with two partners from Funkwerks - Brad Lincoln and Gordon Schuck. This project will NOT be an official Funkwerks spin-off however. This brewery will focus on beers that are both blended and barrel aged (similar to Casey Blending & Brewing). [Timberline & Drake - Ft. Collins, CO]

Self Storage & Brewery - Here's a business combo that few have heard of before. Stan Scott plans to open a large 100,000 square foot self storage business that comes with a 5,500 square foot brewery & taproom. The project will be located on a 6.5 acre property very close to New Belgium, Fort Collins Brewery, Snowbank Brewing and Odell Brewing at Lemay Avenue and Buckingham Street. They plan to use a 20 barrel brewing system. Plans to begin building this starting in the Fall and may be open by the end of the year. Not sure if the brewery will end up with a different name or not because the official business name is Fort Collins Self Storage.

City Star Brewing - Don't forget - Mondays are Free Beer Mondays! Fill up your 64oz growler and get a free beer or a beer nickel good for a free beer later. Cushion the blow of Mondays with beer. Also - save the date for Saturday, July 11th for the 2015 Hops and Harley event in Fickle Park in Berthoud, CO - drink beer and help support the National Mill Dog Rescue. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Berthoud Brewing Co - Stop in Tuesday, fill your growler and get a free pint. On Wednesday they'll be offering Wings from Origins Catering and $1 off Happy Hour all day. Their Farmer Aid Session will be back on tap. On Thursday, their Back 40 Stout will be back on tap - a chocolaty oatmeal stout. On Friday, they'll tap a firkin of Pepper Peach Ale at 5pm. Saturday come try their RailBender Scottish Ale on nitro tap. [450 8th St, Ste B, Berthoud, CO]

Grim Brothers Brewhouse - Come play NoCo Geeks Who Drink Trivia at Grimm Bros tonight at 7:0pm. It's free, fun and you'll get a chance to win prizes through the night. Also, plan to come back on Sunday afternoon for their Dungeons & Drafts Board Game Takeover event at 2pm. Drink specials for all gamers that day. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

1933 Brewing Co - The brewery is turning 1 year old this month and to celebrate they are holding specials all month long. This week, March 3-8, they are offering Happy Hour daily from 4-6pm with $1 off pints. Next week, March 10-15, get 10% off all merchandise. On Wednesday March 11th they will host a beer release party with live music and a food truck. Then from March 17-22 get special free treats and goodies (including ice cream beer floats). And the last week of March 24-27 - get 3 pints and a snack for $19.33. Wrapping it all up is their Birthday Blowout Party on Saturday, March 28th - stay tuned for more details. [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]


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Colorado Beer Releases February 2015

Colorado Beer Releases
February 2015 was Stout Month for many Colorado breweries as big, bold, dark brews tended to dominate the brewing landscape here in the state. February also saw record heat as well as record snow. It made for some rare February patio drinking days. Luckily, there was a bounty of new beer releases in the state. Something for just about every taste.

The following list is a recap of just some of the known craft beers that were released during the last month in Colorado. How many of these beers did you try? Winter seasonals were released in numbers. Here's what was new for the month of February 2015 in Colorado.

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Colorado Beer Releases - February 2015

12 Degree Brewing - Walter's White - returns February 25th.
1933 Brewing - Bathtub Blonde Ale - February 10th.
1933 Brewing - Squash Saison - February 13th.
38 State Brewing - Smoked Porter - February 13th.
Alpine Dog Brewing - Darth Hop Black Double IPA - February 19th 5pm.
Asher Brewing - Peace of Porter - February 24th.
Avery Brewing - Tart's Bliss - sour Karma w/tea - special tapping - February 9th 11am.
Avery Brewing - Chupacabra - Meph w/habanero & chocolate - February 9th 11am.
Avery Brewing - Bourpkin - bourbon bbl aged Rumpkin - February 9th 11am.
Avery Brewing - Uncle Jacob's Stout - Batch No. 4 - 2015 edition - February 22nd 11am.
Baere Brewing - Imperial Stout - 7 gallon batch (10.7% ABV) - February 25th.
Baere Brewing - Barrel Hoppy Brown Batch 3 - bourbon bbl-aged - February 26th.
Barrels & Bottles Brewery - Pixie's Stout - returns February 4th.
Barrels & Bottles Brewery - Dark Thing IPA - returns February 4th.
Barrels & Bottles Brewery - The Big LeBEERski - imperial golden milk stout w/coffee - Feb. 19th.
Berthoud Brewing - Raspberry Peppermint Porter - firkin - February 6th 5pm.
Berthoud Brewing - Peach Habanero - firkin - February 13th.
Berthoud Brewing - 1888 ESB - February 14th.
Berthoud Brewing - Aztec Chocolate Stout - firkin - February 20th 5pm.
Berthoud Brewing - Caramel Brownie Stout - firkin - February 27th 5pm.
Beryl's Beer - Logan's Lager - coffee schwarzbier - February 6th.
Beryl's Beer - Imperial Stout - February 6th.
Beryl's Beer - Barrel-aged Extra Stout - February 13th.
BierWerks Brewery - Doppelbock - February 18th.
Big B's Hard Cider - Hard Apple Lemonade - February 23rd.
Big Beaver Brewing - Pumpkin Peach Ale - February 6th.
Big Beaver Brewing - Vanilla Porter - February 7th.
Big Choice Brewing - Here it Gosegan - Gose (salty/sour beer) - small batch - February 11th.
Black Bottle Brewery - Dark Ritual - bourbon bbl oatmeal stout w/vanilla - Feb. 19th @ The Whisk(e)y.
Black Bottle Brewery - Shameless - Dry Irish Stout on nitro - February 24th.
Black Bottle Brewery - Carlos - American Brown Ale - returns February 27th.
Black Sky Brewery/American Craft Beer Radio - Hazelnut Porter - February 14th 11am.
Blue Spruce Brewing - Pomegranate Porter - slightly sour - February 3rd.
Blue Spruce Brewing - Chocolate Raspberry Stout - special release - February 14th.
Bonfire Brewing - Cone of Shame IPL - India Pale Lager - February 4th.
Bootstrap Brewing/Walnut Brewery - NutStrap Imperial Coffee Stout - collaboration - Feb. 13th 5pm.
Boulder Beer - Rude Eagle - bourbon barrel aged Double IPA - 1 keg - February 6th 8pm.
Boulder Beer - A Honey of a Saison - February 13th.
Boulder Beer - Limited Edition Barrel-aged Cherry Porter - February 17th 4pm.
Breckenridge Brew Pub - 25 Years Strong Imperial Double Oatmeal Stout - February 6th.
Breckenridge Brewery - Ophelia Hoppy Wheat Ale - seasonal - returns mid-February.
Breckenridge Brewery - Barleywine Batch #2 (2015) - February 27th.
BREW Pub & Kitchen - Peggy - American Stout - late February.
BREW Pub & Kitchen - Samuel - American Pale Ale - February 23rd.
Brewery Rickoli - Totally IPA - returns February 8th.
Brewery Rickoli - Enormous Richard - double cream ale - returns February 8th.
Brewery Rickoli - Black Pline - black IPA - February 8th.
Brewery Rickoli - Vanilla in 'yo Rye - returns February 17th.
Bristol Brewing - Smokebrush Porter - charity beer - February 12 5:30pm.
BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats - BRU TANG Cream Ale - February 17th.
BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats - Pinesnarl - Cascadian Dark Ale (6.5% ABV) - February 23rd.
Bull & Bush Brewery - Ice Cream Clone Stout - annual release - February 10th.
Cannonball Creek Brewing - Single Hop IPA - w/Nelson Sauvin hops - February 27th.
Casey Brewing & Blending - East Bank - new batch - February 7th 11am.
Casey Brewing & Blending - Saison - new batch - February 7th 11am.
Casey Brewing & Blending - Fruit Stand Farmhouse Ale - new batch - February 7th 11am.
Chain Reaction Brewing - Denver Comedy Pale Ale - February 13th.
Chain Reaction Brewing - Chinese New Year Wit - w/chinese spices - February 19th.
Chain Reaction Brewing - Single Hop Pale Ale - w/Belma hops - February 19th.
Chain Reaction Brewing - Look What I Saaz - session smash beer - February 19th.
Coda Brewing - Bramble On - Blackberry Imperial Kolsch - February 7th.
Coda Brewing - 180 Gram - 12% ABV Russian Imperial Stout - February 7th.
Coda Brewing - Blueberry Kolsch - February 9th.
Coda Brewing - Lover Rock - Oatmeal Blackberry Brown - 1 keg - February 13th.
Coda Brewing - Foxfeather Red - February 17th.
Coda Brewing - The Bad Plus Chocolate Java Stout - February 17th.
Coda Brewing - Dragondeer Beer - tart saison - February 20th.
Coda Brewing - 42/- Shilling - February 20th.
Comrade Brewing - Imperial IPA (9.5% ABV, 100+ IBU) - February 6th 12pm.
Copper Kettle Brewing - Chocolate Vanilla Imperial Cream Ale - cask - February 4th.
Copper Kettle Brewing - Rum Barrel Imperial Pumpkin Porter - nitro tap - February 6th.
Copper Kettle Brewing - Cherry Chocolate Imperial Milk Stout - cask - February 11th.
Copper Kettle Brewing - Chocolate Toasted Coconut Imperial Porter - cask - February 18th.
Copper Kettle Brewing - Chocolate Hazelnut Peanut Butter Imperial Brown Ale - February 25th.
Crabtree Brewing - Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love Porter - firkin - February 6th 6pm.
Crabtree Brewing - Ginger Bee - returns February 11th.
Crabtree Brewing - Apple of my Eye - English-style dry apple cider/pilsner - firkin - February 13th.
Crabtree Brewing - Grand Marnier oak chip Oatmeal Stout - firkin - February 20th 6pm.
Crabtree Brewing - Oatmeal Stout - returns February 21st.
Crabtree Brewing - Braggot - firkin - February 27th 6pm.
Crazy Mountain Brewing - Pink Vail Fruit Ale - February 27th.
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project - Surette Reserva Cassis - special keg - February 3rd 6pm.
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project - Passion Party - golden sour w/passion fruit - Feb. 10th 6pm.
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project - Progenitor - dry-hopped golden sour - February 18th.
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project - L'Brett d'Pluot - golden sour w/pluots - February 26th 6pm.
Crow Hop Brewing - Small Batch Session Ale (4% ABV) - February 6th.
Crow Hop Brewing - Belgian White IPA (7% ABV) - February 13th.
Crystal Springs Brewing - Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Aged Paul's Coffee Imperial Black IPA - Feb. 13th.
Dad & Dudes Breweria - Something Light Cream Ale - February 17th.
Dad & Dudes Breweria/The Fermentologists - Winter Yum Yum - chocolate raspberry stout - Feb. 23rd 7pm.
De Steeg Brewing - Gewurztraminer Ale - beer w/grapes & sake yeast - February 13th.
De Steeg Brewing - Grapefruit Wheat - half keg only - February 13th.
Declaration Brewing - Dec - American Style Kolsch - February 14th Grand Opening.
Declaration Brewing - American Style Stout - February 14th Grand Opening.
Declaration Brewing - American Style Amber - February 14th Grand Opening.
Declaration Brewing - Electric Silk - oatmeal IPA - February 14th Grand Opening.
Declaration Brewing - Purloined Pearl Pale - American Style Pale Ale - February 14th Grand Opening.
Declaration Brewing - American Style Pilsner - February 14th Grand Opening.
Declaration Brewing - MRCA Wheat - February 14th Grand Opening.
Declaration Brewing - Hardtack Copper - February 18th.
Declaration Brewing - Bel-Gum - February 18th.
Declaration Brewing - Double IPA - February 18th.
Declaration Brewing - Peg - strawberry wheat - February 18th.
Declaration Brewing - Mile Highlander - Scottish Strong - February 18th.
Declaration Brewing - Ripple Belgian Table Ale - February 18th.
Denver Beer Co - Miss Daisy's Chocolate Milk Stout - February 27th.
Dillon Dam Brewery - 18th Damiversary Double IPA - small batch - February 5th.
Dillon Dam Brewery - Chocolate Brown Ale w/raspberries & habaneros - 5 gal - February 10th 5pm.
Dillon Dam Brewery - Chocolate Milk Stout - small batch - February 25th.
Dodgeton Creek Brewing - Oktoberfest - returns February 12th.
Dry Dock Brewing (South) - Rabbit in Red - Gruit - w/no hops - February 1st.
Dry Dock Brewing (South) - DoppleDock - German-style Dopple Bock - February 6th.
Dry Dock Brewing (South) - Cherry Ambassador Sour - firkin - February 6th 3pm.
Dry Dock Brewing (South) - Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla Porter - firkin - February 13th 3pm.
Dry Dock Brewing (South) - Chocolate Raspberry Porter - February 14th.
Dry Dock Brewing (South) - Sugar Daddy Brown Ale - on nitro - February 24th.
Dry Dock Brewing (South) - S.S. Flyer - hoppy wheat - returns February 24th.
Dry Dock Brewing (South) - Double Chocolate DoppleDock - firkin - February 27th 3pm.
Dry Dock Brewing (North) - Chocolate Hefeweizen - firkin - February 28th 12pm.
Echo Brewing - Echo Helles - w/grapes & chardonnay oak - February 4th.
Echo Brewing - Peach Amarillo Session Ale - firkin - February 18th.
Echo Brewing - Munich Helles - returns February 19th.
Edgewater Brewery - The Scottish - Scottish ale - February 12th.
Elk Mt Brewing - Raspberry Red - firkin - February 4th 4pm.
Elk Mt Brewing - Satsuma Puma IPA - firkin - February 11th 4pm.
Elk Mt Brewing - Chocolate Covered Strawberry Stout - February 14th.
Elk Mt Brewing - Pumpkin Peach Ale - February 27th 5pm.
Epic Brewing - Lil' Brainless Raspberries - draft & can - February 5th.
Equinox Brewing - Eclipse Brown Ale w/peaches & pumpkin pie spices - February 5th.
Equinox Brewing - Sunrise Golden Ale - dry-hopped w/Amarillo - firkin - February 12th.
Fate Brewing - Imperial Moirai IPA - February 2nd - 2nd anniversary.
Fate Brewing - Imperial Sudice Stout - February 3rd - 2nd anniversary.
Fate Brewing - Imperial Norns Roggenbier - February 4th - 2nd anniversary.
Fate Brewing - Vinum Viognier Saison - 2nd Anniversary Ale - February 4th.
Fate Brewing - Imperial Laimas Kolsch Style Ale - February 5th - 2nd anniversary.
Fate Brewing - Imperial Parcae Belgian Pale Ale - February 6th - 2nd anniversary.
Fate Brewing - Coffee Stout - on nitro - February 14th.
Fate Brewing - Pale Ale - w/Summer, Galaxy & Citra hops - February 24th.
FERMÆNTRA - Backlit - Black IPA - February 20th.
FERMÆNTRA - Canticle - Belgian Dubbel - returns February 25th.
FERMÆNTRA - Sidereal - Blonde Rye Ale - February 27th.
Fiction Beer - Subtle Ruse - pilsner - February 14th.
Fiction Beer - Waves and Ripples - Gose - salted sour German wheat - February 25th.
Fieldhouse Brewing - White Russian Coffee Stout - February 4th.
Fieldhouse Brewing - Belgian IPA - February 8th 12pm.
Fieldhouse Brewing - Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Stout - February 11th.
Fieldhouse Brewing - Pumpkin Peach Stout - February 18th.
Former Future Brewing - Four different coffee beers - 1st anniversary - February 1st.
Former Future Brewing/Denver off the Wagon - 4x4 Imperial Brett IPA (7.8% ABV) - February 20th.
Fort Collins Brewery - Giles - Golden Imperial Ale - Malt Monster Series - February 20th.
Fort Collins Brewery - Maibock - returns February 23rd.
Front Range Brewing - Cherry Stout - bourbon bbl-aged - February 14th.
Front Range Brewing - Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Coffee Stout - February 18th.
Fossil Brewing - Achocalypse - chocolate beer - February 12th.
Fossil Brewing - Coffee Stout - collaboration beer - February 19th.
Funkwerks - Belgian Stout - bottle & draft - February 21st.
Gold Camp Brewing - Mizz 51 - coconut chocolate stout - end of February.
Gold Camp Brewing - Fr. Kavanaugh's Irish Red - end of February.
Gold Camp Brewing - Phoenix Phire Double IPA - end of February.
Gold Camp Brewing - 2 Guns Nan - w/Centennial hops - end of February.
Gold Camp Brewing - Connemara Irish Stout - end of February.
Gold Camp Brewing - Pearl de Vere Blonde Ale - end of February.
Gold Camp Brewing - The Easy Way - Pumpkin Peach Belgian Ale - end of February.
Golden City Brewery - Red Hot REd Ale - cinnamon beer - February 14th.
Goldspot Brewing/Cerebral Brewing - Uh Huh Honey - honey IPA - February 21st Grand Opening.
Goldspot Brewing - Belgian Pale Ale - February 21st Grand Opening.
Goldspot Brewing - Coffee Cocoa Porter - February 21st Grand Opening.
Goldspot Brewing - Imperial Stout - February 21st Grand Opening.
Goldspot Brewing - Kolsch-style Golden Ale - February 21st Grand Opening.
Goldspot Brewing - IPA - February 21st Grand Opening.
Grand Lake Brewing - Dopplebock - February 14th.
Great Storm Brewing - Black Bear Zwartbier - randall w/cocoa nibs - February 14th.
Great Storm Brewing - Sugar Bear - French Toast Dopplebock - February 14th.
Great Storm Brewing - Black Wheat Wine - randalled w/blueberries - February 18th 6pm.
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Charles the Great - German Belgo Blonde Ale - February 7th 12pm.
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Rose Petal Snow Drop - firkin - February 9th.
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Tequila Dos Grios - Vienna Lager aged in Tequila bbls - Feb. 14th.
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Magic Mirror - Imperial Kottbusser Ale - bottles only - Feb. 14th.
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Pumpkin Peach Bearskin Stout - firkin - February 27th.
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Bearskin - Dry Stout - February 28th.
Grist Brewing - Whiskey Lager - February 13th.
Großen Bart Brewery - Soul Patch Porter - February 24th.
Gunbarrel Brewing - Touch of Grey - Blonde ale - @ Grandma's House - February 7th 4:30pm.
High Hops Brewery - Yo!atmeal Stout - firkin - February 4th 5pm.
High Hops Brewery - Hinterwälder Lager - February 5th.
High Hops Brewery - Gin Barrel Wit - bbl-aged American wheat - February 11th.
High Hops Brewery - Groot - Belgian style Dubbel - February 12th.
High Hops Brewery - Van Dam - vanilla milk stout w/Damiana aphrodisiac firkin - Feb. 14th 12pm.
High Hops Brewery - Habanero Honey - red ale w/habaneros - firkin - February 14th.
High Hops Brewery - DaPa Brown - Homebrew class ale release - February 18th 5pm.
High Hops Brewery - Vanilla Barn Owl - vanilla hefeweizen - firkin - February 25th 5pm.
High Hops Brewery - License to 'IL - double India lager 8.25% ABV - February 26th.
Horse & Dragon Brewing - Pucker Up & Whistle - tart cherry honey brown - February 14th.
Horse & Dragon Brewing - Trina's Mint Chocolate Stout - February 26th.
Horse & Dragon Brewing - Fire Captain Irish Red Ale - on nitro - returns February 27th.
J Wells Brewery - Bergstaat Dunkelweiss - February 27th.
Jagged Mountain - Sawatch IPA - February 4th.
Jagged Mountain - Grizzly Peak Session Porter - low ABV - February 10th.
Jagged Mountain/Prost Brewing - Quickdraw Kolsch - February 17th.
Jagged Mountain - Wolfpack Black Saison - February 24th.
Joyride Brewing - Edgewater IPA - returns February 11th.
Joyride Brewing - Antelope Amber - returns February 18th.
Joyride Brewing - Bluecifer - Belgian Golden Strong - February 23rd.
Joyride Brewing - Emerald Irish Stout - nitro tap - February 27th.
Joyride Brewing - Czech the Rhime - Czech-style Pilsner - February 27th.
Kannah Creek Brewing - Wee Heavy - smoked Scotch ale - firkin - February 9th 5pm.
Kannah Creek Brewing - Crossed Irons Irish Ale - February 19th.
Kannah Creek Brewing - Cherry Chocolate Porter - firkin - February 23rd.
Left Hand Brewing - WTF sour ale - archived single keg - February 14th 11am.
Left Hand Brewing - Great Juju - Imperial Ginger Pale Ale - February 28th 11am.
Liquid Mechanics Brewing/The Post Brewing - Little Red Planet - February 6th.
Liquid Mechanics Brewing - Colorado Red Ale - February 6th.
Living The Dream Brewing - The Eternal Hoptimist Double IPA - returns February 5th.
Living The Dream Brewing - Belgian Brune - returns February 5th.
Living The Dream Brewing - Experimental Ale #1001-B4 - hoppy amber ale - February 12th.
Living The Dream Brewing - Dunkel - February 24th.
Locavore Beer Works - Tooth 'n Ale ESB - cask - returns February 26th.
Locavore Beer Works - 5th Season Pale Ale - February 26th.
Lone Tree Brewing - Longshanks' Wee Heavy (8+% ABV) - February 18th 12pm.
Lost Highway Brewing - WhEaT Dreams - early February.
Loveland Aleworks - Sorachi Ace IPA (7.4% ABV) - winter seasonal - early February.
Loveland Aleworks - American Sour Ale w/black currants & strawberries - February 12th.
Loveland Aleworks - Barrel Aged Grand Cru - February 13th.
Loveland Aleworks/Crow Hop Brewing - For the Love of Stout (themed beer) - February 14th.
Loveland Aleworks - Brendan's Strong Scotch Ale (9.7% ABV) - winter seasonal - mid-February.
Lowdown Brewery - Tuggie Milk Stout - new name - returns February 6th.
Lowdown Brewery - Sinister Aged Saison - 1st Anniversary tapping - February 11th 5pm.
Lowdown Brewery - Lowdown's 1st Anniversary Ale - February 11th 5pm.
Lowdown Brewery - Russian Imperial Stout - aged stout - February 11th 5pm.
Mancos Brewing - Chocolate Wheat Lager - February 14th.
Mockery Brewing - Smoked Lager - February 6th.
Moonlight Pizza Brewpub - Imperial Porter - February 5th.
Moonlight Pizza Brewpub - Double IPA - 100th batch - February 6th.
Mountain Sun - February was Stout Month - House Stouts: 48 Smooth Chai Stout, Addiction Coffee Imperial Stout, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Addiction Coffee Imperial Stout, Brett Stoudt American "Wild" Stout, Casual Friday Stout, Cherry Chocolate Stout, Chocolate Dip Stout, Chocolate Thunder Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout, Coconut Cream Stout, Dark Harvest Pumpkin Stout, Dropkick Stout, Girl Scout Stout, Korova Cream Stout, Megatron Imperial Stout, Mutual Respect Coffee Stout brewed with Odell Brewing, Nihilist Russian Imperial Stout, Norwegian Wheat Stout, Oatimus Prime Oatmeal Stout, Old School Dry Irish Stout, Sharkbite Foreign Stout, Space Odyssey Stout, Stoked Oak Stout, Totally Stoked Stout, Thunderhead Stout, Trickster Stout, and Yonder Mountain Oatmeal Stout.
Mountain Sun - Chocolate Thunder Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout - Feb. 3rd.
Mountain Sun - Megatron Imperial Stout - February 10th.
Mountain Sun - Oatimus Prime Imperial Oatmeal Stout - February 10th.
Mountain Sun - Cherry Chocolate Stout - February 14th.
Mountain Sun - Daisy's Raspberry Chipotle Stout - February 18th - Homebrew competition winner.
Mountain Sun - The KRÄKEN - spiced and smoked stout - February 23rd.
Mountain Sun - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Addiction Coffee Imperial Stout - February 24th.
Mountain Toad Brewing - Galaxy Hop - golden ale with Australian hops - February 5th.
Mountain Toad Brewing - Monsieur Fleru - belgian golden spiced ale - February 12th.
Mu Brewery - Colorado Bastard IPA - $1 pints - 1 keg - February 12th 3pm.
Mu Brewery - Pumpkin Peach Ale - $1 pints - 1 keg - February 19th 3pm.
Mu Brewery - Searing Smoked Serrano Wheat - chili beer - small batch - February 27th 5:30pm.
New Belgium Brewing - Cocoa Molé - Lips of Faith - porter - February 18th.
New Belgium Brewing - 2015 La Folie - annual release - February 7th - Lost in the Woods.
New Belgium Brewing - 2015 Transatlantique Kriek - February 7th - Lost in the Woods.
New Belgium Brewing - Oscar-Worthy - coffee sour beer - February 20th.
Nighthawk Brewery - Herb Saison w/Lacto (6.3% ABV) - limited batch - February 18th.
Nighthawk Brewery - Berliner Weisse - late February.
Nighthawk Brewery - Session Porter - late February.
Odell Brewing - Brazzle - sour golden raspberry ale - bottle & draft - February 27th.
Odyssey Beerwerks - Primordial Gruit - w/spices - February 1st.
Odyssey Beerwerks - Northern Lights Sahti - w/juniper & spruce - February 1st.
Odyssey Beerwerks - Berry Cauldron Stout - Discovery beer - February 11th.
Odyssey Beerwerks - Dubbel Dragon - dubbel w/dragon fruit green tea - February 25th.
Our Mutual Friend Brewery - Colorado Pale Ale - returns February 26th.
Pagosa Brewing - Salty Caramel Stout - returns February 5th.
Pagosa Brewing - Wolf Tracks - Espresso Stout - February 13th.
Palisade Brewing - Zoso IPA - w/Zoso hops - February 6th.
Pateros Creek Brewing - The Queen of Beers - Peach Pumpkin Imperial IPA - Outlaw tap - February 5th.
Pateros Creek Brewing - English Ale w/ American Roots Tea - Outlaw tap - February 12th.
Pateros Creek Brewing/Grossen Bart Brewign - Bear Shark Barleywine - February 20th.
Pateros Creek Brewing - Ain't No Sunshine - Kolsch w/strawberry tea - Outlaw tap - Feb. 26th.
Pikes Peak Brewing - Switchback Coffee Porter - in cans - February.
Platt Park Brewing - Phaded Pale Ale w/Citra hops - firkin - February 4th.
Ratio Beerwerks - Repeater - Extra Pale Ale - February 14th Grand Opening.
Ratio Beerwerks - Hold Steady - Chocolate Rye Scotch Ale - February 14th Grand Opening.
Ratio Beerwerks - Dear You - French-American Saison - February 14th Grand Opening.
Ratio Beerwerks - Domestica - American Standard Ale - February 14th Grand Opening.
Ratio Beerwerks - Genius Wizard (11% ABV) - seasonal - February 14th Grand Opening.
Red Leg Brewing - Milk Stout - nitro tap - February 6th.
Red Leg Brewing - Mint Chocolate Stout - February 27th 5pm.
Renegade Brewing - оранжевый (Oranzhevvy) - Hammer & Sickle aged on cocoa nibs/orange peel - Feb. 9th.
River North Brewery - River North White fermented Oktoberfest-style - lager - February 11th.
River North Brewery - Anniversary Ale 3 - Biere de Garde (17.2% ABV) - February 13th 1pm.
River North Brewery - Coffee Avarice - Imperial Stout - 1 keg only - February 25th.
Rock Bottom Denver - Fire Chief Ale - returns February 11th 6pm.
Rockyard Brewing - Lighting Strike - oatmeal stout - February 1st - Stout Month.
Rockyard Brewing - Lighting Strike Nitro - February 1st - Stout Month.
Rockyard Brewing - New Memphis BLACK Stout Chili Ale - February 1st - Stout Month.
Rockyard Brewing - Kimbo 2.0 - Russian Imperial Stout - small batch - February 1st.
Rockyard Brewing - Fluff Monster Smoked Russian Imperial Stout - February 1st.
Rockyard Brewing - Cerise Stout - cherry stout w/French oak - February.
Rockyard Brewing - Terre Pecan Stout - stout with pecans and French oak - February.
Rockyard Brewing - Grand Cru - American Brett Ale - February 19th.
Ska Brewing - Ska Face - limited release bbl-aged Barleywine (11.5% ABV) - February 18th.
Snowbank Brewing - Ghana Chocolate Stout - February - February 20th.
Snowbank Brewing - The Wakatu Experience - single hop ale - half anniversary February 22nd.
Snowbank Brewing - Winey Blonde - Belgian blonde w/Malbec-soaked oak-chips - February 22nd.
Snowbank Brewing - Bee's Knees - small batch IPA Braggot - February 22nd.
Snowbank Brewing - Moon Arete Wheat - returns February 23rd.
Snowbank Brewing - Cocoa Squall - black IPA with cacao husk & nibs - February 27th.
Station 26 Brewing - Single Hop Chinook IPA - February 6th.
Station 26 Brewing - Horchata Milk Stout - firkin - February 19th 4pm.
Steamworks Brewing - Framboozin - raspberry Lambic/Stout - firkin at Durango Mt Resort - Feb. 27th 3pm.
Strange Craft - Strange Specialty Stout - 1 barrel - February 4th.
Strange Craft - Pumpkin Saison - limited batch - February 9th.
Strange Craft - Le Bruit du Diable - Farmhouse Ale - February 26th.
The Old Mine - Cinnamon Cherry Pomegranate - small batch hard cider - February 12th.
The Old Mine - Chocolate Chili Strawberry - small batch hard cider - February 12th.
The Old Mine - Citra Hopped Handlebar Hard Cider - February 17th.
The Post Brewing - Lovey Dovey - Belgian-style Amber ale - February 13th.
Three Barrel Brewing - Morada - dark tart brett sour ale - February 4th.
Three Barrel Brewing - Hermano - light tart lacto sour ale - February 4th.
Three Barrel Brewing - Unfiltered Wheat Sour Ale on brett - February 4th.
Three Barrel Brewing - Thursday Special - Coconut Brown Lager - draft & bottle - February 5th.
Tivoli Beer/99.5 The Mountain - Pass The Buck - preview @ The Mayor of Old Town - Feb. 19th.
TRVE Brewing - Crimson Death - sour ale w/raspberries & boysenberries - 1st week February.
Two Creeks Brewing - Wunsch - German-style Amber Ale - February 6th 6pm @ Grandma's House.
Trinity Brewing - Flo IPA - dry hopped - firkin - February 7th 11am.
Trinity Brewing - For the Love of Stouts - February 13th 12pm.
Trinity Brewing - Cherry Chilly Water Baltik Porter - single keg - February 14th.
Trinity Brewing - 45th Parallel - Oregon-style IPA - February 27th 5pm.
Two22 Brew - Patio Peach - 1st Anniversary - returns Feb. 21st.
Two22 Brew - Boo! 22 - 1st Anniversary - returns Feb. 21st.
Two22 Brew - Hefeweizen - 1st Anniversary - returns Feb. 21st.
Two22 Brew - Imperial Melon IPA - 1st Anniversary - returns Feb. 21st.
Two22 Brew - Saison - 1st Anniversary - returns Feb. 21st.
Two22 Brew - Abbey - 1st Anniversary - returns Feb. 21st.
Two22 Brew - White IPA - 1st Anniversary - returns Feb. 21st.
Two22 Brew - Chocolate Porter - 1st Anniversary - returns Feb. 21st.
Two22 Brew - Fruits of Philanthropy - Anniversary Beer - February 22nd.
Upslope Brewing - Barrel Aged Imperial Stout - Lee Hill Series Vol 3 - cans - February 19th.
Verboten Brewing - Killer Boots with Peppermint - on nitro - February 20th.
Verboten Brewing - Plethora - rum bbl-aged Belgian Quad (11% ABV) - February 27th.
Verboten Brewing - Never Lose - bourbon bbl-aged Russian Imperial Stout w/coffee & cocoa - Feb. 28th.
Vindication Brewing - Big Sampson IPA - rye IPA 9% ABV - February 12th.
WeldWerks Brewing - IPA - February 21st - 1st day of business.
WeldWerks Brewing - Red Ale - February 21st - 1st day of business.
WeldWerks Brewing - Coffee Stout - February 21st - 1st day of business.
WeldWerks Brewing - Hefeweizen - February 25th.
Westminster Brewing - Abel - Black IPA - February 6th.
Westminster Brewing - 12 Apostles - German-style Kolsch - can release - February 27th.
Wild Woods Brewery - Blackberry Bourbon Wheatwine - February 5th.
Wild Woods Brewery - Chipotle Chili Campfire Red - cask - February 5th.
Wild Woods Brewery - Smores Stout - cask w/coconut - February 12th.
Wild Woods Brewery - Frozen Forest - barleywine w/spruce & coriander - February 19th.
Wild Woods Brewery - Barrel Aged Butternut Brown - February 26th.
Wiley Roots Brewing - Double Chocolate Porter - small batch - February 5th.
Wiley Roots Brewing - Mexican Chocolate Stout - small batch - February 5th.
Wiley Roots Brewing - Tequila Barrel Aged Deep Roots Chocolate Porter - February 5th.
Wiley Roots Brewing - Anise-Caraway Stout - small batch - February 12th.
Wiley Roots Brewing - Whiskey Barrel Aged Deep Roots Chocolate Porter - February 12th.
Wiley Roots Brewing - Wine Barrel Aged Deep Roots Chocolate Porter - February 12th.
Wonderland Brewing - The Cat's Pajamas - Belgian Imperial Weizen (8.3% ABV) - February 6th.
Wynkoop Brewing - Saison De Seigle - February 17th.
Yak & Yeti Brewpub - Cinnamon Apple Ale - February 11th.
Yak & Yeti Brewpub - Yakety Yak Don't Talk Bock - bock - February 17th 4pm.
Zwei Bruder Brewing - Englisch - Maltastic brown ale - February 6th.
Zwei Bruder Brewing - Trunk - American IPA - February 6th.
Zwei Bruder Brewing - Can I get a Harrumph? - Pale Ale - February 13th.
Zwei Bruder Brewing - Dopple Weizenbock - February 17th - Karneval.
Zwei Bruder Brewing - Double IPA - February 17th - Karneval.
Zwei Breder Brewing - Dry Hopped Pils - 2nd in a series - February 17th - Karneval.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Colorado Beer News 022715

Colorado Beer NewsRest in Peace Leonard Nimoy. Today's post is dedicated to the memory of one of our favorite actors who passed away today. Let us all lift a glass of our favorite craft beer and toast to his legacy. Live Long and Prosper! And thanks for all the great memories too. He will be missed. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Friday, February 27th, 2015. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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

Metro Denver

FERMÆNTRA - New beer tapped today. Stop in for a pint of Sidereal, a sessionable 5% ABV Blonde Rye. It has the aromas of honey, cornbread and biscuit with a subtle orange spice aftertaste. [1715 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO]

Nighthawk Brewery - Their beer line-up has been changing a lot lately and this weekend's taplist is going to be special. Here's what you can expect to taste this weekend: Pumpkin Peach Baltic Porter (10.2% ABV), Black and Blue Session Porter (4.2% ABV), Sour Herb Saison (6.3% ABV), Imperial IPA (8.7% ABV), Agave Wheat (4.6% ABV), Milk Stout (6.2% ABV), and a Dry Hopped Amber (6.7% ABV). It's like a vacation for your taste buds. [280 Industrial Ln, Broomfield, CO]

Copper Kettle Brewing Co - Surprise! Normally they tap firkins on Wednesday, but they decided to tap one today as well! Drop in to taste their Coffee Black IPA firkin. It's an old fan favorite. Plus, B&B Smokehouse will be on site tonight starting at 4pm when you get the munchies.

Golden City Brewery - Take Home Special! Get 6-packs of Legendary Red Ale for $4.50, or $18 for a case (24). This price is good for "to go" only. Get stocked up before the next snow storm. [920 12th St, Golden, CO]

Mu Brewery - Chili Beer Lovers! There's a new small batch beer tapped today at 5:30pm - Searing Smoked Serrano Wheat. Let them know what you think of this test batch. Prepare your taste buds! [9735 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO]

Denver Beer Co - Kick off your weekend with a tapping of "Miss Daisy's Chocolate Milk Stout". On tap now just in time for your weekend. [1695 Platte St, Denver, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks - They're down to their last keg of Belgian Red IPA and just a half keg left of their Belgian Black (also available in cans). And in honor of the late Leonard Nimoy, they are renaming their Dubbel Dragon to Spock's Dubbel. [5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing - See what you did AB InBev? Elk Mountain Brewing's Pumpkin Peach Ale will be tapped today at 5pm. Yup, we love our Pumpkin Peach ales alright. Brewed the Easy Way. Fuss over it all you want. Limited batch. Plus, Brooks Smokehouse Meats will be there tonight. [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

Wit's End Brewing Co - Newly tapped today: Ambition, a black coffee stout. If you're one of the first few customers, they'll even let you take home a 40 of it. Open today 2pm to 8pm. [2505 W 2nd Ave, Unit 13, Denver, CO]

Breckenridge Brewery - A reminder of their Batch #2 Barleywine bottle release party tonight starting at 6pm at their place on Kalamath St. This brew was aged on French Oak Cabernet barrels. Also, a limited number of cellared Batch #1 Barleywine bottles will be available on a 1st come 1st served basis. [471 Kalamath St, Denver, CO]

Yak & Yeti Brewpub - Bring your mat this Sunday for Yoga at the Yak starting at 10:30am. It's $15 for an hour of yoga and your first beer afterwards is free. [7803 Ralston Rd, Arvada, CO]

Cannonball Creek Brewing Co - They've tapped another in their series of Single Hop IPA's today. Stop in and taste this brew made with Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand. It'll remind you a bit of white wine, gooseberry and herbalness. [393 N Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing Co - Don't miss their new tapping of "Tira-Moo-Su Milk Stout" - now on tap. Limited batch so grab one while it's on. Live music from Tim Stiles at West tonight from 6-9pm. Betty's pouring over at East from 3-8pm. [1057 S Wadsworth Blvd, Unit 60, Lakewood, CO]

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Boulder County

Left Hand Brewing Co - On the beer engine now is their latest creation: Sawtooth Ale with Grains of Paradise, and a bit of peppery West African spice. Try that one side by side with their classic Sawtooth and Sawtooth on nitro and compare the differences. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Boulder Beer Co - Mmmm chocolate! Stop by today at the brewery/pub for a chocolate treat. Get a taster paddle with three 4oz beers and a truffle from Piece, Love and Chocolate! Taster beers include: Double Chocolate Shake on cask, Shake Nitro, and regular Shake Chocolate Porter. Taster paddles are $8. [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Horse & Dragon Brewing Co - Returning to the taps today is Fire Captain Irish Red Ale - on nitro! $1 of every pint sold in the taproom will be donated to the Firefighter Community Compassion Fund. Drink for a good cause! [124 Racquette Dr, Ft. Collins, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co - Something special in their Friday Firkin tapping today - a Braggot! Come in to try this tasty mead/beer blend. It'll tap at 6pm. Don't miss this one! [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Tap and Handle - Looking for something new on tap? Try one of these: New Belgium Cocoa Mole and Nitro Salted Chocolate Belgian Stout (Perennial collaboration), Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett, Firestone Walker Double Jack, Upslope Brown, Dry Dock Chocolate Razzy Porter, and Epic Lil Brainless on Raspberries. [307 S College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Verboten Brewing - Beer drinkers who love barrel aged beers will want to try Verboten's latest tapping - Plethora! It's a Belgian Quad that was aged in Dancing Pines Rum Barrels. It's a big 11% ABV, 24 IBU beer. Get a 10oz pour of it today. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Here's another Pumpkin Peach tapping AB-InBev! Come try their firkin of Pumpkin Peach Bearskin Stout. Freshly tapped today just for your Friday. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Snowbank Brewing Co - Today if you buy anything from the Feeney's Weenies food truck outside you'll get a $1 off pints of their 47 1/2 Stout to pair it with. Plus, at 5pm they will tap their Cocoa Squall. It's their Snow Squall Black IPA infused with Ghana cacao husks and nibs. Taproom open til 9pm tonight. [225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Ft. Collins, CO]

Berthoud Brewing Co - Thank God It's Firkin Friday! Come try their Caramel Brownie Stout. It taps at 5pm sharp! [450 8th St, Ste B, Berthoud, CO]



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Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Colorado Beer NewsTis the season for Winter seasonal beers. But Spring beers are already making their debut. Enjoy this cross-over period between the cold, the dark and the lighter Spring brews. You're almost to the weekend! If you just can't wait till then - you should read today's Colorado Beer News to see what's new and tapping around the Front Range. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Thursday, February 26th, 2015. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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

Metro Denver

Bull & Bush Brewery - Some of the staff from Bull & Bush Brewery will be featured on the American Craft Beer Radio show this Saturday, February 28th - broadcast live from the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Denver. Listen in to host Gary V and company as they talk all things craft beer. Tune in to 105.5 FM ESPN Denver from 12pm to 1pm MST. Come watch them do their show live - there will be some swag given away. Or just come down to the brewery and have a pint or two. [4700 Cherry Creek Dr South, Denver, CO]

Big Choice Brewing - Fans of their 10,000 Summers Saison will want to come to the brewery this Sunday, March 1st and get some of the first 16oz 4-packs of this new into cans beer. The 4-packs will sell for $9 each. [7270 W 118th Pl, Broomfield, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing Co - Come celebrate St. Patty's Day a bit early starting on March 14th. On that day you'll be able to drink your fill of their Dry Dock Irish Stout and also their Irish Red. There'll be Celtic Step dancers, an Irish band and a food truck serving up corned beef burritos. That's for your Saturday, March 14th at South Dock. In the meantime, Friday's firkin is a Double Chocolate DoppleDock. And on Saturday at North Dock they'll tap a Chocolate Hefeweizen. [15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO]

Living The Dream Brewing Co - [PRESS RELEASE] On Wednesday, March 4, Living the Dream Brewing Company in Littleton will donate 20 percent of sales from all pints sold from 6-8pm to the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD). The event is one of many initiatives the brewery has taken on during its first year to give back to the community. In addition, companies like the Alamo DraftHouse, Starbucks, Rock Wood Fire Kitchen, and Murdoch’s have contributed items to the silent auction to raise funds that will be going towards the NSCD’s scholarship fund. NSCD athletes and volunteers will also be on-hand to share their experiences and accomplishments in NSCD programs. Living the Dream Brewing Company opened in July of 2014 and is located near Santa Fe and Highlands Ranch Parkway. Carrie Knose, an owner of Living the Dream Brewing Company, was connected to the NSCD, particularly their winter programs, as she volunteered with a program similar to the NSCD in the Lake Tahoe area prior to moving to Colorado to start the brewery. The NSCD provides outdoor therapeutic offerings to over 3,000 people with disabilities year-round. Based out of Winter Park Resort and Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the NSCD helps athletes with almost any type of disability learn new sports and set goals. The event is put together by Confluence, a consulting firm that helps businesses and communities connect more strategically to generate greater positive impacts and winning relationships. For more details about the event, please visit the event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/421423134674962. [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

Mu Brewery - Come for Kill the Keg Thursday today. They'll tap a single keg of Cranberry Pilsner. Get $1 pints and/or $2 32oz growler fill or $4 64oz growler fills of that brew. Some new brews are waiting for this keg to get killed - so drink up! To the person who Kills the Keg tonight you'll receive a pair of free tickets to see Big Fish at the Aurora Fox. [9735 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO]

Baere Brewing Co - Don't let the snow get you down! They've got a freshly kegged batch of their Barrel Hoppy Brown (Batch 3) up on tap as well as plenty of Imperial Stout left over. They will be open from 5pm to 9pm tonight.

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project - When a beer gets ready a bit earlier than expected then they'll put it on tap! Why wait?! So tonight at 6pm they will tap their "L'Brett d'Pluot", a golden sour ale aged in oak barrels with pluots (plum/apricot hybrid). Get a full glass for $12 or a taster for $4. [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

Westminster Brewing Co - Tomorrow (Friday Feb. 27th), Westminster Brewing Co will host a can release for their 12 Apostles German-style Kolsch Ale. Get some early before they hit stores next week. They'll be offering discounts on 6-packs ($7 - limit 2 6'ers per person). Plus, live music and wood fired pizza and all-day happy hour Friday! [7655 W 108th Ave, Unit 600, Westminster, CO]

Strange Craft Beer Co - Want to get warm and toasty? Stop by and try their new beer "Le Bruit du Diable", a farmhouse ale. Also, Brook's Smokehouse will be on site serving up tasty food. [1330 Zuni St, Ste M, Denver, CO]

Declaration Brewing - Snow Day Special - 20% Off All Beers - All Day Today! Plus, Jessie's Smokin' NOLA is on site today with some awesome food. [2030 S Cherokee St, Denver, CO]

Joyride Brewing Co - In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Led Zeppelin double album Physical Graffiti, Joyride will be hosting a double beer release tomorrow. The first beer is Emerald Irish Stout (on nitro tap), and also Czech the Rhime, a Czech-style Pilsner (their first lager). Make plans to Hop On! [2501 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO]

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Boulder County

Oskar Blues Brewery - GUBNA IMPERIAL IPA returns with new hop bill chosen by O.B. staff - [PRESS RELEASE] Oskar Blues' spring seasonal, GUBNA Imperial IPA, rolls out in March with a new hop bill featuring some of the most exciting and aromatic hops, all of which were sniffed out by Oskar Blues staff at concurrent hop selection panels at both breweries. Each year GUBNA is reinvented, taking the season's highest quality hops and creating a formidable and complex Imperial IPA. Coming in at 100+ international bitterness units and 10 percent ABV, this inimitable beer is an IPA unlike any other. Available on tap and in 12-ounce 4-packs, this hop grenade joins the diabolical Oskar Blues roster from March until July each year. Mash-hopped with whole-leaf Galena hops, our brewers then kettle hop with Columbus and Sorachi Ace, which spikes GUBNA 5.0 with spicy, blackcurrant notes and lemon zest overtones. The brewing is then finished with more Galena hops in the whirlpool to accent these aromas. These colossal hop varieties fuel a serious assault on the senses, balanced by the satisfying warmth of 10 percent ABV. The 2015 GUBNA is dry-hopped with prodigious amounts of El Dorado, Comet, and Chinook hops. These hops create a dank, dense nose and unique blend of grapefruit, apricot, pineapple and herbs, while finishing clean and bitter, but smooth. The GUB sits on a base of Rye, North American Pale, and Munich malts, which offers a smooth and flavorful backbone to support the gargantuan load of hops. In honor of the GUBNA, Oskar Blues North Carolina Brewery will host a release party on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Oskar Blues invites all governors, whether of states or television/comic book series, to attend and quaff a GUBNA. The 2015 release party will offer specialty barrel-aged and firkin varieties of GUBNA 5.0, along with CHUBurgers from the CHUBwagon, free brewery tours, a giant Nintendo 64 to play, and live music from indie rock Darby Wilcox and the Peep Show. The Longmont Tasty Weasel will release the 2015 GUBNA on Friday, February 27, accompanied by live music from bluesy duo Boa & Jodi. (Image courtesy Oskar Blues Brewery) [1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO]

Mountain Sun Breweries - It's the last 3 days of Stout Month! Today they are releasing two more stouts. Their friends at Avery Brewing sent over a keg of Avery's Tweak imperial coffee stout (17.8% ABV). And also, the Mountain Sun team brewed up "Totally Stoked Stout", a smoked malt brew with vanilla extract and aged on oak spirals and then aged further in Maker's Mark Bourbon barrels (8.3% ABV). Find Totally Stoked tapped over at their Longs Peak Pub and Taphouse location. Friday it will tap at Vine Street Pub (Denver) and Saturday at Southern Sun Pub & Brewery (Boulder). Also, check out their Facebook page and find out about their Mutton Chop Competition that starts today. [1535 Pearl St, Boulder, CO]

Boulder Beer Co - Starting next week (March), Boulder Beer Company will release a brand new spring seasonal beer - Emergent White IPA. Join in at the brewery and pub on March 6th at 4pm for the first tapping of this new brew. [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

The Post Brewing Co - Think you've got a winning homebrew recipe? Enter the "Lil' Brewer Buddy 2015" Homebrew competition. Drop off your best homebrew to the brewery by April 15, 2015 2pm. The best beer will win a day with The Post Brewmaster - Bryan Selders. The winner will collaborate, create and brew a beer on The Post's brew system. [105 W Emma St, Lafayette, CO]

Upslope Brewing - Available Next Week! 12-packs of Upslope's Craft Lager will start hitting store shelves the 1st week of March. 1% of all Craft Lager can sales will be donated to local Trout Unlimited chapters in the state where the beer is purchased. [1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Big Beaver Brewing Co - Come to a special Silent Auction at Big Beaver Brewing this Saturday, February 28th from 3-7pm. They are trying to raise money for Staci Wynn in her fight against cancer. Items for auction include gift certificates to local bars and restaurants, gift baskets, alcohol, raffle prizes, guitar, snow blower, jewelry and more. You do not need to be present to win auction items. Also, a big portion of Big Beaver's sales that day will be donated as well. Then stop back on Sunday, March 1st for Bingo at 4pm. Cost is $10 for 1.5 hours of play, or $2 per game. Games run from 4:30pm - 6pm. [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 9, Loveland, CO]

Loveland Aleworks - In yesterday's blog post, you learned about the 5 winter seasonal beers they have on tap now. Back in the brewhouse, things are expanding! They are awaiting the arrival of a new 20 bbl fermentor in late Spring that will increase their brewing capacity by 50%. Their barrel aging program is also expanding with the addition of 32 oak barrels from regional and national distilleries. This has doubled their cellaring capacity. They will be releasing their first barrel aged Tripel next week to kick off the new project. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

New Belgium Brewing - New Belgium expands distribution to Kentucky [PRESS RELEASE] Fans of New Belgium Brewing no longer have to cross the border into Indiana, Ohio or Tennessee. Starting March 2, New Belgium Brewing will begin distributing in Kentucky, expanding the brewery’s distribution to 38 states. New Belgium will offer the brewery’s flagship beer Fat Tire, along with year-round releases Ranger IPA, Slow Ride Session IPA and Snapshot Wheat on draft and in 12-ounce bottles. Seasonal releases, along with Rampant Imperial IPA, Trippel Belgian-Style Ale and New Belgium’s variety packs will also be available in 12-ounce packages. “We've been eyeing Kentucky for quite a while, so it’s exciting to officially open up the state,” said New Belgium Brewing’s Sales Co-Pilot, Brian Krueger. “The glory of college basketball is upon us and the Derby isn't too far off, so we’re arriving at a pretty fun time in the state.” [500 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Wiley Roots Brewing Co - Come listen to live music from The Burroughs tonight from 7-9pm for their bi-weekly jam session. Plus food outside from Elements Wood Fired Oven will be on hand. Plenty of beer on tap today. Stop in to enjoy some. [625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

Horse & Dragon Brewing Co - Something new on tap you'll want to try - Trina's Mint Chocolate Stout. It might just remind you of a certain mint chocolate cookie. They made enough to last til April. Growler fills also available. [124 Racquette Dr, Ft. Collins, CO]

WeldWerks Brewing Co - You might have seen their doors open already over the last week, but it's time to do it right. Their official Grand Opening Celebration will take place on Saturday, March 7th all day from 2pm til 11pm. Enjoy live music, food, and delicious beer from Greeley's newest craft brewery. Located at the corner of 8th Ave and 5th Street in downtown Greeley. [508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co - Today's Outlaw Tap is a tribute to Bill Withers who made the song "Ain't No Sunshine" famous. This Kolsch-style beer with the same name as the song was made along with Rooibos Strawberry Sunshine tea from Happy Lucky's Teahouse. [242 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]


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Other Colorado Breweries

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co - [PRESS RELEASE] Edwards, Colo. – On February 27th Crazy Mountain Brewing Company is teaming up with Pink Vail, the world’s largest ski day to conquer cancer, and throwing a keg tapping party for Pink Vail Fruit Ale from 5-8 PM. This delightfully fruity beer features raspberry, pomegranate and red currant flavors yielding a slight sweetness complimented by a tangy zest. Stop by for a pint of this antioxidant rich beer that is light and crisp on the palate. Crazy Mountain Brewery will be offering $2 Pints of our specialty Pink Vail Fruit Ale and live music by the Trevor G. Potter Band. If patrons sign up to be on a Pink Vail team, during the party, they will receive one free pint. Last year Pink Vail was able to raise over 500,000 dollars to support their spirit of survivor program and Crazy Mountain Brewery is proud to partner with Pink Vail on even more successful fundraising endeavors in 2015. Pink Vail Fruit Ale will be available on draft and in 6 pack cans throughout the Vail Valley starting February 27th. For more information on Crazy Mountain Brewing Company or our events, please call 970-926-3009 or email Drink@CrazyMountainBrewery.com.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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Colorado Beer NewsA Snowy Hump Day for the last Wednesday in February! Do your best to stay warm. One place you'll always stay warm at is at your favorite local Colorado craft brewery taproom. Lots of specials on today. Pick a spot and hunker down for a while. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Wednesday, February 25th, 2015. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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

Metro Denver

Odyssey Beerwerks - There's a new Discovery Beer release today - Dubbel Dragon. This is their Dubbel Down that was infused with Dragon Fruit Green Tea. The brew will be tapped at 5pm (4pm for all Adventure Club members). Also, outside today is Bubba Dukes BBQ. [5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, CO]

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery - The chain of 5 consecutive weeks of having a beer release continues with the release of Wolfpack Black Saison - it tapped last night. It joins the other 2015 recent tappings: Quickdraw Kolsch, Grizzly Peak Session Porter, Sawatch IPA and Sky Pond Pale Ale. You need a break for Hump Day! [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

FERMÆNTRA - Fans of their Belgian Dubbel "Canticle" rejoice! The brew returns to the tapline today. Stop in for a glass. [1715 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO]

De Steeg Brewing - To help continually improve their beer at De Steeg, they have just acquired several new stainless fermenters. The newest batches will be coming out of them very soon. They opened early today - drop on by. [4342 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Rockyard Brewing Co - The snow is falling once again so when you head indoors, head to Rockyard Brewing. Tonight is Ladies Night, happy hour prices on beer and well drinks. Grab some food there while you're at it. [880 Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO]

Locavore Beer Works - Thursday brings a favorite back on cask. Come try their "Tooth 'n Ale ESB" for Live Ale Thursday. Also, 5th Season pale Ale will be flowing too. [5950 S Platte Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO]

Copper Kettle Brewing Co - For Firkin Wednesday, they have a Chocolate Hazelnut Peanut Butter Brown Ale tapped. For a truly unique food pairing - have one with a Strawberry Shortcake doughnut from Glazed and Confuzed Doughnuts. [1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, CO]

Two22 Brew - Since it's supposed to snow again, drop by tonight to fill up your growlers and get $1 off on fills. You can also get some snacks from the Happy Hour Market. [4550 S Reservoir Rd, Centennial, CO]

Declaration Brewing - Something new is in the taproom and is just waiting for you to try it. Come check out their new foosball table and have a beer or two. They are open until 8pm tonight. Mike and Greg will be giving tours tonight at 6:30pm as well. [2030 S Cherokee St, Denver, CO]

Stout Street Social - Mark your calendar for next Wednesday, March 4th from 6-8pm. That's the day that Riff Raff Brewing of Pagosa Springs will be releasing two new beers at Stout Street Social. One is Weapon of Self Destruction Russia Imperial Stout and the other is a 99 Shilling Scottish Ale. This Denver locale is one of the first Denver restaurants to offer Riff Raff beers. [1400 Stout St, Denver, CO]

Living The Dream Brewing Co - Here's some new beer releases you'll want to try: Dunkel Eddie, South Island Wit, and an experimental Belgian Pale (taps Thursday). And don't forget their "Wax N' Pint Night" tonight. Get your skis or board waxed and have a pint. For only $15, Eskimo Ski & Board shop will get your gear ready for the mountain while you enjoy a delicious beer. It's not like you really need an excuse to come to the brewery on a Wednesday but now you have one. [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

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Boulder County

West Flanders Brewing Co - Here's a beer special that's controlled by Mother Nature. When the temperature outside reaches 20 degrees Fahrenheit or below then it's Happy Hour! Expect that to happen a lot this week. [1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co - Today is Free Pint Wednesday. Get a free pint with the purchase of any growler fill. Then this Saturday, February 28th at 1am in the Tasting Room, Left Hand Brewing will tap the first keg of Great Juju, their imperial ginger beer. Time to get your juju voodoo! [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

J Wells Brewery - Stop in this Friday, February 27th for the release of their latest offering: Bergstaat Dunkelweiss. Start your weekend off at J Wells! [2516 49th St, Ste 5, Boulder, CO]

12Degree Brewing - Good news! As of today, their "Walter's White" is back on tap. There's also two guest beers on tap this week: Crooked Stave's Surette and Saison DuPont (farmhouse ale). [820 Main St, Louisville, CO]

Oskar Blues Brewery - Guess who's coming back? This Friday, February 27th, the Gubna Imperial IPA will return. This years batch has got an excellent mix of hop varieties in it. Stop by the Tasty Weasel Taproom and have a glass. [1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO]

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Northern Colorado

New Belgium Brewing - New Belgium is already prepping for this year's Clips of Faith Beer & Film Tour and are asking everyone to submit short films for consideration for this event. The tour will go to over 20 cities nationwide and your film could be shown there. Submissions are open now for a short time. For more information, check out their official website.

Black Bottle Brewery - Let's get Luckin' Crazy! Last night, Black Bottle Brewery tapped their Shameless Dry Irish Stout on the nitro tap. This beer plus the next couple of weeks should help to get you ready for St. Patrick's Day coming up soon! Get your Irish on now! [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Zwei Brüder Brewing - In an article posted today in the Coloradoan, it is reported that Zwei Brüder Brewing is being legally forced to change their name in order to avoid a lawsuit by Two Brothers Brewing Company in the Chicago, Illinois area. Zwei Brüder means Two Brothers and apparently it is too darn close to the other brewery's name. So starting around the end of May, Zwei Brüder Brewing will change it's name to simply "Zwei Brewing". They plan to roll out a new logo soon. Seems like almost every name in the dictionary is taken for beer these days. [4612 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery - It's almost time for members of their Plowshares club to renew for 2015. If you're not currently a member of the Plowshares club and wish to be added to the waiting list, then stop by the brewery on Monday, March 2nd to see if you can join for this year. Don't forget Trivia is tonight at 7pm and also Bingo! [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

WeldWerks Brewing Co - The brewery is open today from 4pm to 10pm. They have 4 beers on tap including a Coffee Stout, a Red Ale, an IPA and a Hefeweizen. Come taste why Greeley is Colorado's newest craft beer destination. [508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Today's special is $4 off growler fills of their Midnight Strikes Black Lager. And get $2 off growler fills of their other beers. What will you fill your growler with today? [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Fort Collins Brewery - FCB is hosting a "Farm to Fork Dinner" at their Tavern this Sunday, March 1st from 6pm to 8pm. The cost is $25 per ticket and includes a full dinner, an FCB beer and live music. Procedes from this event help Friends of Happy Heart Farm. For tix and reservations call (970) 682-2260. [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Verboten Brewing - How about this for a firkin! Verboten is tapping a firkin of their Killer Boots infused with Whoppers malted milk balls. That, plus they have 11 beers on tap. Come in out of the snow and into the taproom. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Loveland Aleworks - Have you tried Loveland Aleworks' seasonal ales yet? They've got five of them on tap right now including a Belgian Golden Ale, an American Sour with Black Currants & Strawberries, a Sorachi Ace IPA, a collaboration beer "For The Love of Stout" they did with neighbor brewery Crow Hop Brewing, and Brendan's Scottish Strong Ale. And soon, they will tap another collaboration beer they did with Greeley's brand new brewery Brix Taphouse & Brewery - "Brix-Works Black Ale". It's a dark & hoppy brew that's lower in ABV for sessioning. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]


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