Sunday, April 26, 2015

June 2015 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar

2015 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar


June 2015 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

June starts the long 3-month summer outdoor beer festival season. There's so many events going on during the warm months that you'll never have a lack of events to go to. Here are many of the beer-related events that you can attend this month. These calendar listings are updated regularly or whenever new events are made public. Event organizers wishing to have their Colorado beer-related event added to these calendar listings please use the Contact Form and let us know all the details. In most cases, the event will be listed within a few days.

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1st Annual Montrose Malt Assault Brew Festival
Saturday, June 6, 2015
In the park behind Habitat for Humanity
Montrose, CO
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm.
Cost: $20. VIP Dinner $20. Both $35.
It's the first ever brew festival benefiting Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans sponsored in part by Two Rascals Brewing Company. There will also be a VIP Dinner separate from the brewfest. For tickets and info call (970) 596-4631. Reserve seats for dinner by May 20th. Enjoy beers from over 12 local Colorado breweries and cider companies. More info on Facebook: Montrose Malt Assault.

2015 Highlands Ranch Beer Festival
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Civic Green Park - Ridgeline Blvd.
Highlands Ranch, CO
Time: VIP 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 6:00pm General.
Cost: $30 advance, $40 day of if not sold out. VIP $45.
Local and national breweries come to serve you their very best brews!
Highlands Ranch Beer Festival
Colorado, often called the “Napa Valley of Beer”, is home to over 160 local breweries and brewpubs. In celebration of our beer culture the HRCA proudly presents the 3rd Annual Highlands Ranch Beer Festival. Live music, local and national breweries and lawn games will be present at this event. Unlimited one ounce samples and a souvenir tasting glass is Included in the ticket pricing. Must be 21+ to partake in tastings. Individual beer will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Highlands Ranch Scholarship Fund. The festival is open to all ages; however, only those over 21 can consume alcohol. Proper ID required upon entry. Admission to the park is FREE! You do not need to purchase a ticket to enter the park. Only ticket holders will be allowed to sample beers at the festival. Tickets and details online.

2nd Annual Steel City Brew Fest
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Gateway park at the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk
Pueblo, CO
Time: General 6:00 - 9:00pm, VIP 5:00pm.
Join us at the beautiful Pueblo Riverwalk for the 2nd Annual Steel City Brew Fest. This event is part of the 15th Annual Boats, Bands and BBQ Festival, presented by Loaf ' N Jug, an annual event that draws over 35,000 people over a two day period. Events for the festival include a KCBS BBQ competition, live entertainment, food and product vendors, Kids Fun Zone, Buffalo Wild Wings Hot Wing Eating Competition, along with other special events. The Steel City Brew Fest will allow participants to sample beer from both Colorado and national craft breweries. The $30 Brew Fest ticket will provide entrance to the larger festival on the day of the event which is 10:00am to 11:00pm. Website: http://puebloriverwalk.org/steel-city-brewfest/

2014 Culture JamCulture Jam 2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Left Hand Brewing Co - 1265 Boston Ave.
Longmont, CO
Time: 5pm - 10pm.
Cost: TBA (around $28)
Celebrating the rich cultural diversity in our local community, Left Hand Brewing Co. is proud to host Culture Jam for its third year! The annual concert and cultural display brings Colorado together for a family-friendly evening of world class music, dancing and community arts to benefit Intercambio Uniting Communities. Join us for a vibrant summer night at the brewery, full of great music, global fare & craft beer, and community love! - See more at: lefthandbrewing.com/events/culture-jam-2015/

Wildernesstival Craft Beer Fest
Friday - Sunday, June 12-14, 2015
Aspen Canyon Ranch - 13206 Co Rd 3
Parshall, CO
Time: 11am-8pm daily Fri-Sat-Sun.
Cost: GA $30 daily, GA w/camping $55, VIP $85.
It's a beer festival in the wilderness! Wildernesstival attendees will sample over 50 varieties of craft beer from 15+ breweries in The Brewers Village, great food/BBQ, camping, fishing, biking, informative brewing seminars & exhibitions, brew masters wild game pairing, festival brews, VIP tent area + LIVE wild music! Ticket and more info at: www.wildernesstival.com.

4th Annual Big Ass Tap Takeover
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Parry's Pizza - 4 locations
Northglenn, CO - I-25 and 120th Ave.
Highlands Ranch, CO
Greenwood Village, CO
Castle Rock, CO
Time: 11:00am to close.
Cost: Per beer and food item.
Once again, it’s time to prepare for the BIGGEST ASS TAP TAKEOVER with Avery Brewing Co. Parry's doesn't joke around about this event because every year, it’s freaking serious! So much so that there will be four locations taking part in this year’s event. They’ll be throwing this BIG ASS party at their locations in Northglenn, Highlands Ranch, Greenwood Village and Castle Rock. Show up with a full stomach, plans for a designated driver, kids and dogs being taken care of by someone other than you and a helluva good time in the sun. Avery Brewing Company reps will be at every location and a hologram of Adam Avery himself will be greeting everyone that walks through the door (not really, but he will be at their Highlands Ranch and Northglenn locations, in person.) - More info: www.parryspizza.com.

Snowmass Mammoth Festival
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Snowmass Town Park
Snowmass, CO
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost: $55 single day Saturday pass.
Music - Brews - Chili! General admission to festival grounds in Snowmass Town Park on Saturday, June 13th. Pass includes a full day of music, the Beer Grand Tasting from 2pm-5pm with over 25 microbreweries and a souvenir tasting glass, and access to a variety of craft & food vendors. Kids 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. For a full schedule of events, visit the website: www.snowmassmammothfest.com.

South Pearl Street Brew Grass
Saturday, June 13, 2015
1200 block of South Pearl Street
Denver, CO
Time: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: Free to attend, per beer charge.
What happens when you mix a warm summer afternoon, ice-cold draft beer, and some fun, funky music? You get the South Pearl Street Music Festivals. The street is closed and features a stage at the northern end of the block and farmers market vendors, craft beer brewers, and some local bluegrass bands played into the night. Entering its ninth year, the music festivals have become a neighborhood tradition and a real shindig. The question remains–is it a music festival with really good beer or a beer festival with really good music? Website: http://southpearlstreet.com/events/

3rd Annual Feast of Saint Arnold
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Chapel of Our Saviour - 8 Fourth St.
Colorado Springs, CO
Time: 12:00pm - 4:30pm.
Cost: $25 General, $75 VIP.
The 3rd Annual Feast of Saint Arnold. “Colorado’s Family Friendly Beer Festival ” showcasing the best of Colorado’s craft brewers, winemakers, and emerging distilleries. It is located on the historic grounds of the Chapel of our Savior Episcopal Church in the heart of the Broadmoor Neighborhood at the foot of Cheyenne Mountain. In addition to unlimited beverage tastings, activities include the family fun zone which is a separate area for organized kid’s activities, tours of the 1920’s era historic property and mansion, and continuous live music. Proceeds to Westside CARES, providing care and compassion for neighbors in need today, tomorrow and beyond, and the missions of Chapel of our Saviour. Website: http://feastofsaintarnold.com/.

Do at the Zoo26th Annual Do at the Zoo
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Denver Zoo - 2900 E. 23rd Ave.
Denver, CO
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm, VIP 6pm.
Cost: $175 General admission, VIP $300.
Enjoy grazing on sample dishes from over 90 of the city’s finest restaurants and bellying up to the watering hole for unlimited drinks featuring the region’s best beer, wine and cocktails, all while enjoying top live entertainment. The evening begins at 7 p.m. Valet parking is available for $10 or complimentary self-parking is available. Proceeds this year benefit Denver Zoo’s education programs. Your valuable support helps Zoo staff cultivate a passion for science and math education in young children, through both formal and informal programs at the Zoo and outreach in the community. Website: www.denverzoo.org/events/do-zoo

6th Annual Boulder SourFest
TBA (POSTPONED TO LATER DATE)
Avery Brewing Company - 4910 Nautilus Ct.
Boulder, CO
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm.
Cost: Sold Out.
Join us for this celebration of truly experimental beers! All beers here are homegrown in America and feature sour or wild recipes made with bacteria and wild yeast. Pucker up, Buttercup! The Boulder SourFest is a celebration of the limitless possibilities in craft brewing, where they invite breweries from all over the country to share their interpretations and iterations of beer genres that we love dearly. All profits are donated to charities, and brewers from around the country often make a visit to Avery Brewing Co to see old friends and taste what they've created. - See more at: http://averybrewing.com/fests/#sthash.O1GR4CE8.dpuf See more at: http://averybrewing.com/fests/.

Rails & Ales BrewfestRails & Ales 2015
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Rio Grande Scenic Railroad - 610 State Ave.
Alamosa, CO and La Veta, CO train stations.
Time: 10am - 5:45pm.
Cost: $39 Economy class available, all other class sold out.
Rio Grande Scenic Railroad’s most popular event sells out earlier each year. Don’t miss your chance to experience Colorado’s most unique brew fest. Don’t wait to buy tickets, this event sells out fast and the 8th annual Rails & Ales promises to be the best yet. Ticket includes round trip train ride, access to the brewfest and a commemorative beer glass. Must bring I.D. and be over 21 years of age to receive a alcohol access wristband. Rails & Ales is considered a “special event” and in accordance with the policy, all sales are final. Due to the artist, this concert is considered a special event. Pricing for this concert is reflective of this. Complimentary ticket or tickets purchased through third parties (e.g. – Groupon and Living Social) cannot be redeemed for this event unless specified. Tickets and info at: www.coloradotrain.com/ride/rails-ales-2015/

Reds Whits & Brews 2015
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Harry A Nottingham Park
Avon, Co
Time: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost: $25 pre-sale, $30 day of, VIP $60/$75.
In the gorgeous setting of Harry A. Nottingham Park in quaint Avon, CO, the Reds, Whites & Brews Festival has evolved to become a ‘don’t miss’ event of the summer! This event will feature amazing wine & craft beer tastings, LIVE music, vendors and food! Live music on Saturday from 2-3 bands, wine tastings from Veraison Distributing, craft beer tastings from over 20 craft breweries, local restaurants and food vendors, crafts, art, and more! Tickets & info at: alwaysmountaintime.com/radiate/events/reds-whites-and-brews/

Fort Collins Beer Week
Saturday - Saturday, June 20-27, 2015
City-wide
Fort Collins, CO
Time: Multiple events city-wide.
Cost: Varies by event, or per drink.
GET READY! Beer Week is coming to Fort Collins June 20-27, 2015. Fortified Collaborations is proud to present Fort Collins Beer Week in June of 2015. They’re calling it an “un-festival”—a community-wide event that will infuse a celebration of craft and community into the city’s restaurants, breweries and businesses. Fort Collins Beer week is all about enjoying craft beer responsibly and appreciating those who make it. So join us for a week-long toast to our local brewing industry! Over 13 participating FoCo breweries. Website: http://fortollinsbeerweek.com

26th Annual Colorado Brewers' Festival
Saturday + Sunday, June 27-28, 2015
Civic Center Park & Washington Park
Fort Collins, CO
Time: Sat & Sun. 11:00am - 6:00pm.
Cost: TBA
An annual tradition that celebrates Colorado craft beer and live music. Friday night is a small-scale, ticketed event where guests can directly interact with brewers as they sample. The general festival on Saturday and Sunday will have alcohol service throughout the Civic Center Park and Washington Park area grounds in addition to food service, shopping at vendor booths and live entertainment on two stages. Website: http://downtownfortcollins.com/events/colorado-brewers-festival

Other June 2015 Events Expected - Details and more events coming soon.

- Great Divide Brewing Co's 21st Anniversary Party - Denver, Co - TBA.
- Lake Dillon Brew Festival - June 27 - Dillon, CO - 1-5pm - Lake Dillon Amphitheater & Marina Park.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Colorado Beer News 040915

Colorado Beer NewsBeer - otherwise known as Happiness in a Glass. There's plenty of spots around the state where you can find your happiness - especially at your local craft beer taproom. Why wait til the weekend? Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Thursday, April 9th, 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

Spangalang Brewery - Today is the official 1st day of business at Spangalang Brewery in the Five Points Plaza area of Denver. The brewery will have several beers on tap today including two different IPAs, a Belgian Dubbel, a Belgian table beer, a big imperial stout, a wine barrel aged stout, and a saison. Plus more to come. The brewery is starting off with a 10 barrel brewing system and is owned by former employees of Great Divide Brewing Company. Drop by for a visit soon. [2736 Welton St, Denver, CO]

Falling Rock Tap House - For the Rockies' Opening Day tomorrow in Denver, Falling Rock will be opening up early at 10am on Friday April 10th. Odell Brewing Company will also be there out in the parking lot serving beers all day long including: Odell IPA, Easy Street Wheat, 90 Shilling, Myrcenary, Runoff Red IPA and Tree Shaker. The parking lot bar will also be open on Saturday and Sunday before the game. It's just a short walk from Coors Field on Blake Street. [1919 Blake St, Denver, CO]

Living The Dream Brewing Co - There'll be a returning beer coming back to the taps tomorrow, Friday April 10th - Empty Trophy Case IPA. This is an American-style IPA brewed with Simcoe, Meridian and Zythos hops. Then plan to return on Saturday for LTDBC's Crawfish Boil. It's a big 1st-come 1st served crawfish boil featuring over 400 pounds of live crawfish. Cost is $29.99 per plate for the complete Cajun Experience. Or $19.99 for just the Crawfish Plate with fixins, or $14.99 for a Low Country Boil or Crawfish Only plate (no sides). Come hungry, come thirsty too. [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

38 State Brewing Co - [Newsletter] Saturday, May 9, will be 38 State Brewing Company's ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! The time has flown by and they are excited to share their successes of the past year with Colorado beer lovers from near and far. Just one month away! They will have two bands playing that day: Black and Blue Guys, and OAK, as well as amazing food from The Hamborghini food truck (gourmet burgers and fries). THey'll also be debuting new beer, having giveaways, cornhole, Foosball, and so much more. [8071A S Broadway, Littleton, CO]

Grandma's House - Starting tomorrow, Friday April 10th at 6pm, Grandma's House will be tapping "Cut of Your Jib", one of the first sake beers produced in Colorado. With the help of the brewers from Gaijin 24886 (Colorado's soon to be first sake brewery), they developed a unique beer that combines the flavor and subdued hop presence of a Munich Helles and the light fruit and dryness of a ginjo sake. This is one beer you'll want to try. [1710 S Broadway, Denver, CO]

Our Mutual Friend Brewery - Looking for something different on tap? Stop by this Friday at 2pm for the release of PR3: The People's Republic of Rock N Roll - a Brett Farmhouse Ale. [2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO]

Rock Bottom Denver - Going to the Rockies game on Opening Day tomorrow? Save your ticket stub and present it at Rock Bottom Brewery on 16th Street in Denver and get a free beer! [1001 16th St, Unit A-100, Denver, CO]

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery - If you're attending Rockies Opening Day (or even if you're not), you're gonna be thirsty tomorrow. Jagged Mountain's beer line-up for tomorrow includes: a Kolsch, a Saison, a Blackberry Saison, a Pale Ale, an American IPA, a Brown Ale, a Barrel Aged Porter, a Black Saison, and a Cascadian Dark Ale. They open up at 11am for your pre-game, during game and after game liquid refreshment needs. Just 3 blocks SE of Coors Field. [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

Factotum Brewhouse - It's Friday Eve (aka Thursday) and they opened up at 4pm today. Want to learn how to brew a pilsner? Sign up for their Pilsner class in the taproom. Also sign up for their Local 303 Club. [3845 Lipan St, Denver, CO]

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Boulder County

Front Range Brewing Co - Today is Thirsty Thursday and you can stop in for pints of their Berliner Weiss. Drink it straight up or ask for a splash of raspberry or blackberry syrup. Also, still some Chocolate Cherry Coconut Coffee Porter left, but hurry - it's going fast! Today's special is a $10 growler fill of their Bison Brown Ale, ALTitude Red and Irish Stout beers. Stick around and listen to live Bluegrass too. [400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO]

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co - Recently LMBC polled their fans on what beers they prefer most and the results are in and the top choices are going to be packaged in bomber bottles. Coming soon - look for their Belgian Imperial IPA, their Saison, American IPA and Imperial Porter will all be bottled. In the meantime, stop by the taproom to try some of these favorites. [297 N US Hwy 287 #100, Lafayette, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co - If you love Left Hand's Sawtooth Ale, then you're definitely gonna love its big brother "Chainsaw Ale", a double verion of Sawtooth. This is a double ESB with an aroma of spicy and herbal hops. There's just 1 keg of it however - no more bottles either - so get one off their tap line as soon as humanly possible. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Vindication Brewing Co - Buried deep inside of everyone (especially after a beer or two) is a budding musician or singer waiting to burst out. Show off some of your hidden talent at their Open Mic Night tonight. Sign up starts at 6pm and time slots are limited. Performers all get $1.50 off pints. [6880 Winchester Cir, Boulder, CO]

J Wells Brewery - Good news for IPA fans! Their "Lisa Red IPA" is now back on tap. [2516 49th St, Ste 5, Boulder, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Crow Hop Brewing Co - A beer that Jimi Hendrix would have loved - Purple Haze, a blackberry wheat beer will hit the taps tomorrow on Friday, April 10th - just in time for the Rockies Home Opening vs. the Chicago Cubs. This is the return of this annual tapping. Don't miss it! [217 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing - Tonight during Trivia Night, they'll be giving away 2 tickets to the upcoming Front Range Rally Beer & Food Truck Festival set in Loveland, CO on Saturday, May 30th. Trivia starts at 7:30pm. Lots of ways to win free beer and it's always free to play. Get 1/2 price pints for the ladies too tonight. Then stop back for beer and the Stubby Shillelaghs on Saturday, April 11th from 7-10pm. Dress in a kilt (go commando) and get buy 1 get 1 pints all night. Sláinte! [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 9, Loveland, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Today's special: Buy any Grimm Brothers t-shirt and get a free pint to go with it. They now have plenty of Maiden's Kiss t-shirts in stock in all sizes, plus many other shirts. Live music tonight at 6pm from Chris Ramey. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

High Hops Brewery - Do you like growing your own hops? If so, stop by the brew shop at High Hops starting on Monday, April 20th and pick up some new plants. You can even start ordering them online starting on April 14th and will be shipped to you the following Monday. You already love hoppy craft beers, now you can grow your own hops and brew your own beers too. [6461 State Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Black Bottle Brewery - Almost everyone has heard of the famous character Friar Tuck. Well, now you can have a brew named after his lesser known sibling: Friar Chuck. Friar Chuck is a Kolsch-style brew and it will be released tonight at 5:30pm at Black Bottle Brewery. Actually, this beer is named in honor of Chuck Nook. Come sip one for Chuck! [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Zwei Bruder Brewing - Their very 1st staff brew has been tapped. Come try a "KJ's Black Forrest Logger" (pun intended). This brew is dark and has a rich roasted chocolately body with hints of smokiness. Stats: 8.5% ABV and 38 IBU. [4612 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co - Today's Outlaw beer tap is "Thairannosaur", an easy drinking beer with ginger, lemongrass, coriander and lemon zest. Also, come play "Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz" tonight starting at 7pm and lasting til around 9pm. Win some awesome prizes (if you're smart enough that is). Beer discounts for all who participate. [242 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]



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Mountains & West Region

Dillon Dam Brewery - Now on tap: Sesh-O-Rado, a collaboration session IPA that they brewed along with the help of Sanitas Brewing of Boulder, CO and The Baker's Brewery. After all, three brewery collaborators are better than one! This one is an easy drinking IPA with fruit forward hop notes from Eldorado Hops. [100 Little Dam Rd, Dillon, CO]

Elevation Beer Co - Elevation Beer has a new Spring seasonal beer now on store shelves in big 750ml bottles. Look for "Raspberry Gulch", an imperial saison with raspberries. This is a big brew weighing in at 8.15% ABV and a modestly bittered 25 IBUs. Also available in 1/6th and 1/2 barrel draft kegs. [115 Pahlone Pkwy, Poncha Springs, CO]

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Colorado Beer News 040815

Colorado Beer NewsHope you enjoyed your right to drink beer yesterday for National Beer Day. Extend that right by having another beer today! There's over 250 great breweries here in Colorado where you can go have one today. Keep exercising that right and help support your local brewery. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Wednesday, April 8th, 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 - The next beer on tap in their Lineup Series is Zeb's Double IPA. It's on tap now and in bottles. This is a limited release. Also, their 4.0 GPA (Grapefruit Pale Ale) is back on tap. Now anyone can have a 4.0 GPA. [4700 E Cherry Creek South Dr, Denver, CO]

Grist Brewing Co - Grist Brewing Company will be releasing it's Giant Rabbit Belgian Dark Strong this Friday April 10th! That's no ordinary rabbit! In the meantime, have you tried their recently released Penny Lane Double IPA with Camomile? It's based on a secret recipe from a homebrew competition. [9150 Commerce Center Cir, Ste 300, Highlands Ranch, CO]

Coda Brewing Co - Last night, Coda tapped 3 beers in their Pom-Pom Series: White Peach, Raspberry and Strawberry Grisettes. They made 1 keg each of these Cheerleader Grisette Wheat Saisons. Try them while they last! [2101 N Ursula Ct, Aurora, CO]

Hall Brewing Co - Don't forget that today is Growler Wednesday. Get $1 off your growler fill! [10970 S Parker Rd, Parker, CO]

Big Choice Brewing - The brewhouse has recently expanded with the addition of two new 30bbl fermenters. They still have one 7bbl fermenter left. As for rolling out canned beers, they are now canning their 10,000 Summers Saison and have revamped their #42 Poblano Stout. Plus, they gave their Disconnected Red cans a slight facelift. Coming this summer, they will also can their Pinhead Pilsner in 12oz 6-packs. Plus, mark your calendars for Saturday, May 2nd - that's the date set for their 3rd Anniversary Celebration @ The Old Man - 4381 120th Ave in Broomfield, CO. They'll start at 9am with a 5K Fun Run. Then later will tap several bourbon barrel aged beers throughout the day. More details coming soon. Choose Wisely. [7270 W 118th Pl, Unit A, Broomfield, CO]

Mockery Brewing - Headed to the Rockies Home Opener? Join in this Friday for a fun day of craft beer, live music, perfect patio weather, and ROCKIES OPENING DAY celebrations! Bring in your ticket before or after the game and enjoy a beer on them. Mockery Brewing is located 1.3 miles northeast from Coors Field! [3501 Delgany St, Denver, CO]

Alpine Dog Brewing Co - Tomorrow, April 9th marks the tapping of their newest brew "Notorious M.O.N.K.", a Belgian-style Dubbel that will try to hypnotize you! (Not really but it's strong enough to). Stop in to taste one starting Thursday. [1505 Ogden St, Denver, CO]

Arvada Beer Co - Today's special is a $3 pour of their Goldine IPA - all day long. That should help get you over the hump. Brewery tours available today at 6pm and 6:30pm. 11 craft beers now on tap. [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co - Summer can't be far off as Wonderland Brewing is now offering "Dandy Shandy", an American Wheat mixed with lemon peel and lemonade. Pair that with some BBQ from Lena B Bar-B-Que tonight. Plus, Ladies get $2 off pints all day today for Lady Wednesday. [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

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Boulder County

Front Range Brewing Co - Today the brewery welcomes the return of their Belgian IPA. Also, look for their Cherry Porter as well. Long live variety! [400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO]

Upslope Brewing Co - The Upslope Get Down Music Festival is Back - Saturday, May 16th. Join in for the 2nd Annual Upslope Get Down, a FREE music festival with beer and food on Saturday, May 16 from 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm at their Flatiron Park brewery. They’re taking over the back parking lot to bring you eight bands on two stages for continuous music all day long + a core lineup of Upslope brews and food by various local food trucks. VIP Tent from Illegal Pete's will also be set up with entry ranging from $45 to $65. #getdown2015 [1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO - or 1501 Lee Hill Dr #20, Boulder, CO]

Bootstrap Brewing Co - Coming up this Friday is the Stick's Pale Ale Can Release Party. Stop in to enjoy one of the first cans fresh off the line and check out the can's new design. Meanwhile, tonight is Euchre Tournament night at 6pm. Beginners always welcome to join in. [6778 N 79th St, Niwot, CO]

Sanitas Brewing - Their "Bird Of Prey" Double IPA has migrated away for the season and in it's place they have put up another powerful bird - "Screech Owl" Bourbon Barrel Double Stout. This one was fermented with Champagne yeast, ripe fruits, dark chocolate and has oak notes galore. Try one! You might get a "hoot" out of it. [3550 Frontier Ave, Ste A, Boulder, CO]

Echo Brewing Co - Stop by the Frederick location for a special firkin tapping tonight. They'll be tapping a Kiwi-infused Black IPA tonight. Plus, the Chaulkboard Gourmet Express food truck will be on hand from 5-8pm tonight too. Or stop by the Erie location for trivia tonight at 7pm. [5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Pateros Creek Brewing Co - Now you can grab PCBC's Rattlesnake Jack (sour ale with a hint of chipotle spice and a tart & fruity blackberry flavor) on draft AND in cans. This is one of their Spring seasonal beers. Look for 4-pack cans at: Wilbur's Total Beverage, Ft. Collins Warehouse Liquors, RJ's Wine Liquor and Spirits, Supermarket Liquors, Brix Wine and Spirits, Bentley's Liquor, Three Rivers Wine & Spirits, Small Batch Liquors, Westlake Wine & Spirits, and Cantina Liquors. Also in the taproom. [242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Brewery Bingo - Coming back just in time for American Craft Beer Week (May 11-17) - it's Brewery Bingo! Look for your favorite Northern Colorado brewery to participate again this year. Drink beer - win stuff! Details coming soon!

Horse & Dragon Brewing Co - On Tuesday, April 21st at 6pm at The Kitchen in Fort Collins, there will be a Horse & Dragon Brewery Beer Dinner. They are planning 6 courses paired with 6 H&D beers. The cost is $65 per person. Reserve your spot for this amazing feast by emailing whitney@thekitchen.com or by calling (970) 568-8869. Also, the beer formerly known as L-Cubed, is now called NoCO IPA. Get a special logo pint glass of that brew (plus the beer) at The Mayor of Old Town this Saturday starting at 5:30pm while supplies last. [124 Racquette Dr, Ft. Collins, CO]

1933 Brewing Co - Are you a homebrewer and want to share your creations with other homebrewers? Bring in some of your homebrew to 1933 Brewing tonight for the 1st of two separate homebrewer gatherings. One is tonight at 5:30pm and the next one is on Friday, April 10th at 5:30pm. Come to either meeting or perhaps both! 1933 Brewing is open today until 8pm. [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Wiley Roots Brewing Co - It's Wednesday and time for another Vinyl Listening Party from 7pm to 10pm tonight. BYO vinyl music and if you're nice they'll play it for you. Plenty of good craft beer on tap. While you're there - try their recently released Red Dirt: Imperial Red (8.2% ABV). Also, sign up now for their special Mother's Day brunch from 10am - 1pm on May 10th featuring live harp music by Wiley's own Jenna Hunt! Tickets available at: www.mkt.com/wileyroots - [625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery - Did you know that not only can you drink great beer at The Plow, but you can also bathe in it at home? Yes, now you can with Brewmaster Randy's own Beer Soap. Randy raises his own bees and the combo of beer and beeswax makes for good soap. Buy a bar at their bar today and try a beer while you're at it. Trivia tonight too. [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Verboten Brewing - Looking for something different and tasty? Verboten is tapping a firkin of "Almond Joy Killer Boots Caramel Porter" today starting at 2pm. It's got real Almond Joy candy bars in the beer. Plus, stick around for Game Night tonight with Heroes & Horrors Games from 6-9pm. Bring your favorite board game or play one that's there. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Today's special is $2 off growler fills today. Plus you can can also get $4 off their beer "Champion of Chalemagne", their German-Belgo Red Ale. Also, mark your calendars for Saturday April 25th - the day they'll tap a special Odds & Ends beer: Belma - a single hop pale ale made with Belma hops that give off a clean, orange, grapefruit, tropical pineapple, strawberry and melon aroma. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Black Bottle Brewery - 5 words - Half Off Growler Fill Day. [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Snowbank Brewing Co - New seasonal beer alert! Grab a pint of their latest creation: "Cranknbrew Coffee Pale Ale". It'll give you a good afternoon pick-me-up! [225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Ft. Collins, CO]


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Southern Colorado

Trinity Brewing - Today marks the release of their 2nd in their 7th anniversary series of single brett beers - Magical Brettanomyces Tour #2 - Brett Brux. With their 7th Anniversary Project they've developed a series of 7 unique beers with the same base Saison recipe built with amaranth, lemon grass, grains of paradise, and rose hips. Each individual beer within this series is fermented from start to finish with 100% Brettanomyces and aged on French oak Chardonnay barrels. Each beer within this project is fermented with a single unique Brett, showcasing the dramatic diversity of the organism. This Brettanomyces bruxellensis version is heavy with a drying leather bitterness, light nuttiness, and farmhouse wool blanket. 5.6% ABV; extremely rare. Also, on Friday April 10th is the release of Mr. Saison, Saison Vieille. Inspired by native ingredients found during a local hike in Colorado, this beer won best of show in the "Beers Made by Walking" competition in 2012. Their use of amaranth grain imparts a toasty presence in the malt bill, mustard seed lends a nice spiciness to the beer that is balanced with a light citrus from lemon grass and an implied dried cherry essence from the use of rose hips. 5.6% ABV. [1466 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colo. Springs, CO]

Paradox Beer Co - Paradox Beer Co made a special X-Batch (experimental beer) just for Adam's Mountain Cafe in Manitou Springs - an exclusive 5 gallon batch of Barrel Aged Sour Orange Creamsicle, a white wine bbl-aged sour golden ale made with orange peel and real vanilla. This 5-gallon pin won't last long. Get some quick at 26 Manitou Ave. Then feel free to drop by back at the taproom. [106 E Village Terrace, Ste 100, Woodland Park, CO]

Bristol Brewing Co - Tomorrow, April 10th, Bristol Brewing will release their Brewhouse Series Imperial IPA at 5:30pm. This brew is also being bottled today so look for it in stores soon. [1604 S Cascade Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]
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Mountain West Region

Bonfire Brewing - This week was bottling week for their Bière de Garde (beer for keeping). Look for this beer to be in stores in the next couple of weeks. It's been selling well on tap since March at the brewery. [127 Second St, Eagle, CO]

Pagosa Brewing Co - Pagosa Brewing has a new Belgian bier tapping this Saturday, April 11th - Alpine Abbey Blanche - billed as a classic Belgian White Bier made with bitter orange peel and spices. Mug Club Members already have access to this brew. [118 N Pagosa Blvd, Pagosa Springs, CO]

BREW Pub & Kitchen - It may not be summer yet, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a summer beer now! Stop by and try their light on the palate and refreshing English Summer Ale - Quinn. [117 W College Dr, Durango, CO]


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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

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Fermentedly Challenged is back just in time for National Beer Day - a day that celebrates the over-turning of the 18th Amendment back in 1933! Plus, Major League Baseball is back in action! It's been a long hectic month away from the blog, but hopefully things can get back to normal again for the short term. There's a lot happening here in Colorado on the craft beer scene. Let's dive back in and see what's going on at your local Colorado craft brewery. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Tuesday, April 7, 2015. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Living The Dream Brewing Co - There's been several recent beer releases at LTD including Royal Nonsense ESB, a British classic style has returned to their taproom. It's a smooth, dry and biscuity Extra Special Bitter that even Queen Elizabeth would love. Also, they've tapped a Belgian Golden Ale made with Passion Fruit & Guava. Stop in tonight and try one or both. And don't forget Tony Guacamole Trivia Night is tonight. Saturday, April 11th brings a special Crawfish Boil to LTB too. Come hungry! [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

Rock Bottom Denver - For National Beer Day, they are offering brewery tours and Big A$$ beers for the price of a true pint all day long. Ask your server for details. Coming up next week on Tax Day, Rock Bottom will be releasing their Pepper Ale. It's their chili beer and it'll tap at 6pm with a complimentary glass from 6pm to 6:30pm. Then on Wednesday, April 22nd they will tap their "El Chupacabra" Mexican style lager at 6pm. [1001 16th St, Unit A-100, Denver, CO]

Copper Kettle Brewing Co - CKBC is about to celebrate their 4th anniversary and they want to celebrate with you. Starting on Thursday, April 23rd and spanning 4-full days, they will offer up some great events and specials. On 4/23 they will host "Fan Firkin' Favorites" - including their Cinnamon Toast Crunch, watermelon Helles and 12 Hops IPA - all your favorite firkins from 2014. Then on Friday 4/24 it's "Staff Showdown" including a chardonnay barrel aged key lime Saison, a black Berlinerweisse, a blood orange Gose and many more. Each made individually by a staff member. Vote for your favorite and they'll have it on the draft line. Then on Saturday 4/25, they'll tap some Macallan 18 Russian Imperial Stout, brewed over 18 months ago in 2013 and aged in a Macallan Scotch barrel. Then finally on Sunday, April 26th come try the "Framboise Sour Ale", a brew aged for 22 months. It's a raspberry sour all aged in wine barrels. ALSO - tapping tomorrow, April 8th - a firkin called "Headless Bunny" Chocolate Irish Stout - part of their month-long April Happy Easter Cask Month. [1338 S Valentia St, Denver, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co - Come help feed the hungry in Colorado and join in with their month-long food drive. All April long, if you bring in one canned food item, you'll get $1 off your first pint. If you bring in 5 canned food items, you'll get $5 off your first five pints! This effort is in cooperation with ARC Thrift Stores. [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

Parry's Pizza Northglenn - Get ready Northglenn! Parry's Pizza is about to open their fifth Colorado location on the SE corner of I-25 and 120th Avenue in mid-April. This location will not only serve up some of the best NY style pizza but will also have 120 craft beers on tap! Yes, 120 different beers on tap at once. It's going to be one of the biggest tap walls in Colorado. They will be getting things warmed up over the coming weekend and will open sometime next week. Stay tuned for opening details. Getting to know great pizza AND craft beer will be easy at Parry's Pizza. 4 other locations in Highlands Ranch, Greenwood Village, Parker and Castle Rock. [100 E 120th Ave, Northglenn, CO]

Comrade Brewing Co - If you loved Collaboration Fest, then you know collaboration beers are not just a fad. Comrade Brewing and Hogshead Brewery recently brewed up a collaborative beer called: "Communist Pig East IPA". This big 8.1% ABV & 70 IBU beer will be tapped at Comrade Brewing this Friday, April 10th starting at 12 noon. This beer was brewed with Simpsons Marris Otter and hopped with Target and East Kent Goldings hops. Don't miss this one! [7667 E Iliff Ave, Ste #F, Denver, CO]

Spangalang Brewery - Denver's soon to be newest brewery will open up for the 1st time this Thursday, April 9th at noon in the Five Points Plaza area. They plan to have around 8 beers on tap initially including a saison, a Belgian table beer, 1 or 2 IPA's, an imperial stout and a Belgian dubbel. The founders got their start over at Great Divide Brewing. [2736 Welton St, Denver, CO]

Denver Microbrew Tour - [PRESS RELEASE] Denver Microbrew Tour (DMbT) announced the addition of a new tour route in the River North Art District (RiNo), just north of Downtown Denver. The inaugural tour will be on Sunday, April 12, and will start at 12:15pm at Ratio Beerworks (2920 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205). Tours will then be offered every Sunday, starting at the same time and same location. Similar to DMbT's long-standing LoDo route, the RiNo route will include:
- visits to four local breweries, cideries, or tap rooms.
- beer samples at each stop.
- an in-depth lesson of how beer is made.
- info about each location's founders and the inspirations that led them to brew.
- stories behind the street art and murals prevalent in RiNo.
- just enough scandalous Denver history to keep things interesting.
The new route will feature some of the newest and most exciting breweries in the Denver area, and will also include a visit to a cidery. DMbT's RiNo route will visit Ratio Beerworks, Stem Ciders, Our Mutual Friend Tenth Acre and Brewery, and Epic Brewing Company. The tour will be offered weekly, on Sunday afternoons starting at 12:15pm and lasting until roughly 2:30pm. The cost is $29 per person and includes the tour and at least 10 samples of beer (or cider). For more information, visit www.denvermicrobrewtour.com.

Strange Craft Beer Co - They've hit a milestone with the brewing of their 1000th barrel of beer this week. It took since 2010 to reach this mark and for the occasion they brewed up a BIG hop monster of a beer "1000 Barrel Imperial India Pale Ale". It has over 3 pounds of Simcoe, Amarillo, and Summit hops added per barrel. Stats: 8.25% ABV and 90 IBUs. Hop lovers rejoice! [1330 Zuni St, Ste M, Denver, CO]

Golden City Brewery - Just in time for the Rockies Home Opener this weekend, Golden City Brewery will release "Stand-Up Double IPA" on Friday, April 10th. This one will also be available in 16oz 4-pack cans too! Play ball! [920 12th St, Golden, CO]

Renegade Brewing Co - Just in time for National Beer Day, their Sunday Morning coffee-infused American Strong Ale is now on tap. If you ride your bike to the brewery you'll get happy hour prices all night long today! [925 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO]

Nighthawk Brewery - Attention! There's new business hours now in effect at Nighthawk Brewery. Mondays 3-8pm, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 3-9pm, Thursdays 3-10pm, Fridays & Saturdays 11am-11pm, and Sundays 12pm-8pm. [2780 Industrial Ln, Broomfield, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project - For National Beer Day, Crooked Stave is doing a special tapping of Nightcap, a burgundy sour ale aged in bourbon barrels with cherries, cacao & coffee. $12 for a full glass or $4 for a taster. It starts pouring around 6pm tonight. [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

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Boulder County

Crystal Springs Brewing Co - As of yesterday, April 6th, Crystal Springs now has new Spring business hours at their taproom. Open: Mondays 3-7pm, Tuesdays - Fridays 3-9pm, Saturdays 1-9pm and closed Sundays. The brewery is also excited to announce the release of Naughty Marilyn in cans. You can now take this Belgian-style Tripel with you. Coming up this Saturday, April 11th - plan to attend their PawsCo Meet and Greet fundraiser. They will donate $1 of every pint sold to PawsCo. [657 S. Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO]

The Very Nice Brewing Co - Plenty of beer and good fun & entertainment at Very Nice Brewing this month. On the 2nd Thursday of each month (April 9th this month) they'll host Open Mic Night starting at 7pm. Live music coming up this Friday night 7-9pm, and also Sunday the 12th 5-7pm. Try one or more of their flagship beers including: Steffie's Heffe, Very Nice Pale Ale, Royal We IPA, Monk's Phunk, Fuggly & Brown, and the Logical Fallacy. [20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO]

BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats -All Day Happy Hour every Tuesday with $3 ales and $4 wine and delicious eats. Love beer dinners? BRU's next special beer dinner will take place on Monday, April 13th at 7pm. They're planning a four course meal with each course paired with one of their special beers. Menu items include: lime cured shrimp & red chile sopes, oven charred asparagus & curry cured port, coffee & brown sugar crusted leg of lamb, and and orange upside down cake. Beers include: Nymeria American Pale Ale, Belux Belgian style Pale Ale, Citrum IPA, and Beezel Belgian style Golden Strong Ale. Cost is $40 per person. Make reservations by calling (720) 638-5193 or ask your server on your next visit. [5290 Arapahoe, Unit I, Boulder, CO]

12Degree Brewing - Yesterday, the brewery tapped a new batch of their tripel - Levi's Tripel. A beer named after a gentle giant Belgian draft horse from Louisville, CO. [820 Main St, Louisville, CO]

Wild Woods Brewery - On Thursday, April 9th, Wild Woods Brewery will tap a Gin Barrel Aged Treeline IPA. They took their year-round beer and conditioned it with juniper berries and aged in a gin barrel. Betcha want to try one! Better yet - you'll get $1 off pints of all their year round beers all day every Tuesday. [5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Funkwerks - Recently released: Raspberry Provincial, a Belgian-style sour ale. This delicious creation was a product of creativity, ingenuity and luck. In the summer of 2013 they took a test batch of their session sour summer ale, Provincial, that didn't quite hit gravity, and decided to have some fun with it! They added a heavy dose of raspberries. The end result was so delicious, they decided to recreate it! This delightfully tart fruit beer is described as "stimulating and refreshing, with a citrusy raspberry aroma which transitions to a subtlety sweet and tart finish". Plus, notes of lemon zest and tart raspberries. Come try this Gold Medal winning beer. Also now available: Barrel-Aged Brett Trois, a bbl-aged Belgian Brett Ale. This barrel-aged experiment was originally one of Funkwerks’ first and only primary Brettanomyces-only fermentation. A large amount of Galaxy, Rakau, and Crystal hops were added toward the end of the boil and for the dry hop addition, contributing to the tropical fruit flavors and aromas. They wanted to experiment with the wild yeast and Brett yeast by putting it in red wine barrels. Tasting notes: bright tropical fruit aroma, white grape like character, slight tart pineapple and a hint of vanilla. [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

The Fort Collins Brewery - Now on store shelves - FCB's Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat (5.1% ABV, 34 IBU) and also Hoptitude Imperial IPA (8.5% ABV, 95 IBU). Both available in 12oz bottles and each with new recipes! And don't forget their just released "Hometown Helles", a beer made for the opening of the baseball season. This one was even aged over real baseball bats! (no fooling). [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Loveland Aleworks - Last week they tapped a special Barrel-aged Grand Cru. It's a decadent beer, originally brewed in 2013 and now available in the taproom. Also available for take home in growlettes. Hurry, once it's gone it's gone! Also this week, they plan to release two new beers - Last Land Pale Ale and an easy drinking Brown Ale. Plus, bring your bike in on Wednesday, April 8th and get it professionally tuned up. The cost for the tune-up is $50 (includes a beer) and all proceeds will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Reservations required for the tune-up - call Bill at (303) 485-8137 or Ron at (303) 651-7181. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Over the weekend, Grimm Brothers released a beer named "Father of Europea", a German Belgo Blackberry Ale. It's the third in a 3-part German-Belgo series of beers. The blackberry flavor comes out nicely and balances well with the Belgian and German malts for a unique and tasty beer. They hope you enjoy all 3 and raise a glass to history and culture. Plus, today in honor of National Beer Day - you can get Happy Hour prices on beer all day long! Stop in for a brew after work. You might just see Dave from Fermentedly Challenged there tonight. And this Friday, look for a firkin tapping of "Red Hots Little Red Cap". [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Odell Brewing Co - New on tap for April - the return of Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA. It's got citrusy hop notes with a subtle fruity sweetness of local peaches. Stats: 8% ABV and available in 4-packs through June. Also, starting in late April, look for their Summer Montage variety 12-packs now including St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale. The pack also includes bottles of Loose Leaf, Odell IPA and Perle White IPA. Come celebrate National Beer Day (aka Session Beer Day) at the Odell taproom. They're giving away Loose Leaf pint glasses (while supplies last) when you purchase a 6-pack of Loose Leaf or fill a 64oz growler with Loose Leaf (taproom only). [800 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

1933 Brewing Co - Announcing new Spring taproom hours effective today, April 7th! Tuesdays - Thursdays 3-8pm, Fridays & Saturdays 12pm - 9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm. Closed on Mondays. Also, attention homebrewers! 1933 Brewing will be hosting an informal homebrewers gathering in their taproom's sideroom on Wednesday, April 8th at 5:30pm and also on Friday, April 10th at 5:30pm. Bring in your homebrews! Their head brewer Zach will be there to taste your brews and while this is not a judging of any sorts, it's a great opportunity to get feedback on your homebrews in a comfortable and relaxed environment. All homebrewers or people interested in becoming homebrewers are welcome. Plus, look for these beers coming soon to the tap line: Spiced Brown Ale brewed with Shiraz and Cabernet grapes and Bavarian Wheat Beer Yeast. Plus some special collaboration brews (TBA). [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

High Hops Brewery - This Wednesday, High Hops will tap another in their long line of Wednesday firkin tappings. This week they're tapping: "Bourberry Dub", a malt forward Belgian style Dubbel with rich stone fruit flavors complemented with the tartness of cranberries and slight notes of vanilla and caramel from the bourbon. It taps Wednesday, April 8th at 5pm. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Verboten Brewing - Are you a proud owner of a beard or moustache? Then you'll want to head over to Verboten Brewing tonight for a meeting of the Rocky Mountain Beard & Moustache Club from Ft. Collins at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to join in. Plus, they will be tapping "To The End", a Bourbon Barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout with coffee and vanilla. This beer will be tapped at 6pm. Coming soon: 2 new barrel aged bottle releases - Stay Classy Imperial Saison - two different kinds - wheat whiskey and gin barrel. Should be ready by mid-April. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery - Come celebrate National Beer Day with $2 off all growler fills and refills. Enjoy a FREE pint when you buy a growler fill or refill. [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Snowbank Brewing Co - Enjoy National Beer Day at Snowbank Brewing with $1 off all pints of their Bike Trial Pale Ale. Also, coming up for American Craft Beer Week (May 11-17), they will release a collaboration beer they just brewed with Funkwerks, Horse & Dragon Brewing, & New Belgium - a Cacao IPA made with chocolate from Nuance Chocolate. Taproom open today 2pm-8pm. [225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Ft. Collins, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing Co - Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 13th, 2015 - that's the date for Big Beaver's 4th Annual Running of the Wieners Dachshund Race & Fundraiser. The event will be held at 245 S. Madison Avenue in Loveland, CO. Doors open at 11am and the races run from 1pm to 4:30pm. Limber up that wiener (dog) of yours and register now! Cost is $5 per dog. Libations from Big Beaver and Climb Hard Cider will be available at the event. [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO]


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Southern Colorado

Pikes Peak Brewing Co - [PRESS RELEASE] Pikes Peak Brewing Company and Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, of United Soccer League (USL) announced today a partnership that makes Pikes Peak Brewing the club’s official local craft beer sponsor. The deal coincides with the team’s 2015 home opener in Sand Creek Stadium on April 4th, 2015. Pikes Peak joins the official beer sponsor, Heineken, to celebrate the expansion of the USL to Colorado Springs. Pikes Peak Brewing will serve its award winning Elephant Rock IPA during home “We can’t wait for professional soccer to be played in Colorado Springs, it is an honor to be a part of the inaugural season of the Switchbacks,” said Pikes Peak Founder and Head Brewer Chris Wright. “Pikes Peak Beer and Switchback Soccer, two local reasons for Colorado Springs to come together.” - “Really excited to have a great local craft brewer on board with us in Pikes Peak Brewing. Fans at the Switchbacks matches now have another reason to cheers! I’m a Gold Rush man myself,” said Nick Ragain, President of the Switchbacks FC. For more information about the Switchbacks FC, or to purchase season tickets, go to their website at switchbacksfc.com. Fans can also follow the team on Facebook www.facebook.com/switchbacksfc or Twitter @SwitchbacksFC. Pikes Peak Brewing Co. is an award-winning brewery in Monument, Colorado, dedicated to elevating the craft of beer. Our beers are full-flavored renditions of classic styles that are best enjoyed in the company of good friends. For more, visit PikesPeakBrewing.com. [1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument, CO]

Great Storm Brewing - Every Tuesday is Bingo Night at GSB! Four rounds of bingo start at 7pm, participation is always free! Prizes range from free beers to GSB swag to kitschy junk they find oddly compelling. Plus the Rocky Mountain BBQ truck is there with some of the best Texas brisket north of the border! Blues, bingo, BBQ and brew, it’s a great way to spend a Tuesday night. Coming up tomorrow night, April 8th, they will tap a sweet strawberry white chocolate amber ale in honor of Savannah's birthday. Plus, every Wednesday is Randall night. What’s a Randall? It’s this thingy that you fill with stuff and run beer through it. They tap Randalls every Wednesday from 6pm to close. [204 Mount View Ln, Ste 3, Colo. Springs, CO]

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Mountain West Region

Horsefly Brewery - Today they are celebrating National Beer day by releasing 3 new beers: a German DoppelBock, a Bohemian Pilsner (Czech-style lager) and a Belgian White (Fly Moon). Plus, all beer is $1 off today until 6pm. Also, get $8 growler refills today too. [846 E Main St, Montrose, CO]

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New Belgium Brewing and Kim Jordan to Give $1 Million to CSU

Talk about a big gift! New Belgium Brewing and CEO Kim Jordan are giving the Colorado State University's Fermentation Science Program a cool $1 million over the course of 5 years as told in a press release issued yesterday. This gift will bolster CSU's educational program geered toward future studies in fermentation science. Check out the press release below.

FORT COLLINS, CO – New Belgium Brewing today (April 6th) announced a $1 million gift to Colorado State University that will update and renovate facilities housing the university’s Fermentation Science and Technology program.

New Belgium Brewing co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kim Jordan, will personally give $500,000 to the project and the remaining $500,000 will be allocated over five years through New Belgium’s philanthropy program. The gifts will be used to build a new fermentation science laboratory in the Gifford Building, significantly strengthening the long-standing relationship between CSU and the renowned craft brewery.

“We’ve had a great relationship with the university over the years and it’s personally meaningful to me to be able to give something back,” said Jordan. “Craft brewing has afforded opportunity to more than 100,000 people working in our industry and it’s important to support the next generation of brewers who will take us into the future.”

CSU has provided a Brewing Science and Technology course since 2005 and formally launched the Fermentation Science and Technology undergraduate degree program in August 2013. There are 76 students currently enrolled in the major. The renovated space will be named the New Belgium Fermentation Science and Technology Laboratory and will house analytical, brewing, kitchen, and sensory room space. It is slated for completion in August 2015.

“CSU deeply appreciates the support – both financial and professional – that New Belgium Brewing and Kim Jordan are providing to our Fermentation Science and Technology program,” said CSU President Tony Frank. “The success of this program is a direct reflection of the strong commitment it has received from industry partners, and New Belgium provides our students with a wonderful example of a flourishing business where sustainability, innovation and a spirit of community are pillars of the operation.”

New Belgium Brewing has been a longstanding partner to the fermentation science program at CSU, regularly providing guest lectures and expertise. Having one of the nation’s market-leading craft brewers in such close proximity has been a benefit to students and researchers at CSU, said Mike Pagliassotti, head of CSU’s Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

“A partnership like this has strengthened our academic program by allowing our students to interact with individuals who are directly involved in the industry,” Pagliassotti said. “Partnerships such as these allow us to build a program that both the university and industry will be proud of, and it will ensure that we train our students appropriately and in a manner that makes them competitive for post-graduate employment.”

“It is through partnerships such as these that we will be able realize our goals and become a preeminent institution looked to by Colorado, the nation and the international community for talent, research and services to improve the industry we all care for so passionately,” said Jeffrey Callaway, the program’s director of industry outreach. “It is fair to think of this program as one that is significantly supported by the industry and is for the industry.”

ABOUT CSU’s FERMENTATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Designed to prepare and educate students in the science and art of fermenting foods and beverages, the Fermentation Science and Technology degree program includes the development of practical research and outreach initiatives to answer questions facing the growing fermentation-related industries in Colorado, the United States and the world. This program is currently offered in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition in the College of Health and Human Sciences at CSU. Learn more at www.fshn.chhs.colostate.edu/students/undergraduate/fermentation-science/.

ABOUT NEW BELGIUM BREWING
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews ten year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Shift Pale Lager, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Blue Paddle Pilsener, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.

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Breckenridge Brewery announces Breck IPA

There's a new Colorado-style India Pale Ale being released this week from Breckenridge Brewery - Breck IPA. Look for it on tap and in bottles at your favorite local store. Check out the Press Release issued over the weekend and real all about it.

[PRESS RELEASE] Denver, CO – April 2, 2015 – Next week Breckenridge Brewery releases a new year-round India Pale Ale in all of its markets. Simply stated, Breck IPA is what it was designed to be – a stand-out IPA, Colorado style. Breck IPA hits you right away with a distinctively pleasant floral aroma that carries hints of tropical fruit. The bready malt backbone, however, balances its citrus hop flavor and lends it staying power.

Todd Usry, Brewmaster and Director of Brewing Operations, led the brewing team in developing the right recipe for the new year-round IPA offering. “We got a lot of feedback from the market, our sales folks and our production crew on qualities that make an IPA rise above the standard. It was important to stay true to style while differentiating ourselves. That's hard to do in a market segment with so many choices and so many acceptable varieties within the style. We set out to create something extremely aromatic, but more balanced in flavor.”

“We spent a lot of time in R&D with this one,” shares John Jordan, Breckenridge Brewery's Quality Control Brewer. “We played around with some experimental hops and malts in an effort to create something totally different, but not so crazy-different that it excludes itself from much of the market. Some ingredients we kept; others were scratched. It's been a great process – we learned a lot.”

The brewing team found that Mosaic and Cascade hops together lend the aromatic qualities that they sought. Full Pint malt, a relatively new and rare malt variety, provides a fullness in flavor that compliments the bittering hops. Full Pint malt is grown in the Rocky Mountain region using watering methods that are more efficient and produce plump, bright barley. Because this malt is in such limited supplies, not many brewers are able to commit to large-scale, year round beers using it. Breckenridge Brewery is so pleased with the unique flavor Full Pint adds to Breck IPA that it secured a multi-year contract for quantities of it.

Scrutiny of ingredients was paramount, but so was scrutiny of process. Experimenting with different hop treatments in various stages of production assisted in elevating the aroma and balancing the bitterness of this beer. “Recirculating hops for an extended period of time in late stages of production was ideal for this beer. It's labor intensive, but worth it,” added Jordan. The end result is what the brewery calls a Colorado-style IPA...delightfully hoppy with satisfying body. Breck IPA weighs in at 6.3% ABV (Alcohol by Volume) and 66 IBUs (International Bitterness Units).

Those in the Denver area are invited to join Breckenridge Brewery at its Breck IPA tap-in party Thursday, April 9th, at Pub on Penn at Capitol Hill (1278 Pennsylvania St, Denver). The party starts at 5:30 p.m. with sampling, complimentary pints, and plenty of giveaways.

With the addition of Breck IPA, Breckenridge Brewery’s year-round portfolio now holds eight beers that include several session beers and styles that range from amber and wheat to stout and porter…and now two IPAs. Lucky U IPA has been a staple in the portfolio since 2009, and it will remain so in draft and cans. Usry explains, “We created Lucky U to satisfy the call at the time for IPAs with a bunch of hops and a focus on flavor and bitterness. It’s still relevant with a harmony of seven hop varieties that cascade across the palate as the beer is enjoyed. Breck IPA is much different and fills a void we felt existed in our year-round offerings. The IPA style has evolved and matured in the US, and this beer is for those seeking out a solid IPA - aromatic, flavorful, balanced, and enjoyable.”

Look for Breck IPA in draft and 12-oz bottles.

About Breckenridge Brewery

Breckenridge Brewery was founded in 1990 in Breckenridge, Colorado. In the past two decades Breckenridge Brewery has grown from a small 3,000-barrels-a-year brewpub to one of the most successful craft beer and restaurant companies in the nation. It now handcrafts more than 64,000 barrels of fresh beer annually and owns and operates five brewpubs and ale houses in the state of Colorado. For more information visit www.breckbrew.com.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Crooked Stave Releases Two Sours Beers April 1st

Get ready for a new wave of sour beers from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project. Two fruited sours to be released today plus soon a saison. Check out their Press Release below for all the details.

[PRESS RELEASE] Denver, Colo. – March 27th, 2015 – On Wednesday, April 1st, Crooked Stave will release Petite Sour Raspberry, a 5.5% ABV mixed fermentation ale aged in oak foeders with raspberries.

Petite Sour Raspberry is the second in a string of Petite Sours the brewery will be releasing this spring. Each Petite Sour features a different fruit to both celebrate the season and exhibit subtleties in flavor that comes from the interaction between the wild yeast Brettanomyces and a singular fruit.

“Being able to experiment with a variety of fruits really elevates the entire series of Petite Sour beers,” says Chad Yakobson, Owner and Head Brewer at Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project. “We spent three years developing our techniques and process for these beers. Once we had that solid, we brought in the next element to take it to another level while still keeping the beers at a competitive price point.”

As Crooked Stave continues to grow, our focus is on making sour beers more accessible and at a price point that will motivate a larger group of people to try these beers. Petite Sour Raspberry, and all Petite Sours, will be priced at $8 per bottle.



Petite Sour Raspberry received the equivalent of over a pound per gallon of fruit, after being primary fermented in oak with Crooked Stave’s mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria.

The following week, Crooked Stave will release a new batch of Vieille Artisanal Saison on Wednesday, April 8th. This is the second batch of Vieille released this year. The brewery has moved production of its core brands – Vieille Artisanal Saison, Surette Provision Saison, and St. Bretta Citrus Wildbier – to a quarterly basis, with a new batch of each beer coming out every quarter.

Lightly dry hopped with Motueka, the April 2015 batch of Vieille exhibits zesty citrus aromas and a refreshing tartness at the finish.

On Wednesday, April 15th, Crooked Stave will release Petite Sour Boysenberry at its taproom. Another of the ever growing Petite Sour series, Boysenberry was primary fermented in oak with the brewery’s mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria, and was dosed with the equivalent of over a pound of fruit, leaving a beer with a deep violet color and vibrant boysenberry characteristics.

All bottle releases take place at the Crooked Stave taproom (3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver) at 6:00 p.m. MST. Bottle releases are open to the public, with bottle limits and prices set on a case-by-case basis.


About Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Crooked Stave is the culmination of “Founder and Brettanomyces Guru” Chad Yakobson’s open source Master’s research, The Brettanomyces Project. Crooked Stave’s progressive approach to brewing blends science and art through creativity and passion. The artistic creations, all of which use Brettanomyces yeast and mature in oak, result in beers of extraordinary complexity.

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A Beer Fit for Baseball's Opening Day

Now that April has arrived, our thoughts turn to Spring and of course Baseball. The Fort Collins Brewery is ready for Spring with the release of their Spring beer - Hometown Helles, a limited release beer that was aged over Louisville Slugger maple baseball bats. Look for this beer to hit shelves and taps around April 6th, 2015.

FCB Releases Hometown Helles for Opening Day

[PRESS RELEASE] Fort Collins, Colo. – FCB (Fort Collins Brewery) is excited to pair beer with America’s favorite pastime, Major League Baseball. Hometown Helles, a limited release beer that was aged over Louisville Slugger maple bats releases Opening Day, April 6th.

Hometown Helles was brewed with the help of Rocky Mountain High School Alumnus baseball standout and 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates draftee, Jess Amedee. Originally from Fort Collins, Amedee spent the day brewing with the FCB brew team to give the beer its hometown touch.

“I can’t say enough about the work that is being done and the quality that is put into each beverage. I thank the Fort Collins Brewery for the opportunity and lasting impression that has been made,” said Amedee.

The crack of a bat, a cheering crowd and a refreshing beer to top it off, Hometown Helles is a brew that’ll take you back to your old stomping grounds no matter where you are now. Pitched with traditional German Lager Yeast and aged over Louisville Slugger maple bats, Hometown Helles’ malt profile balanced with a touch of spicy hop characters makes for a standout addition to your spring lineup.

ABV: 5.3%
SRM: 5
IBU: 20

Hometown Helles is available in draft only at FCB Modern Tavern and a few select bars and restaurants in Colorado.



“Opening Day is an American tradition and we are thrilled to release an easy drinking craft beer in honor of baseball’s relaxing, yet always on the verge of a home run, culture,” said Kaylee Kulich, FCB’s Brand Manager. “Having Jess here to brew it with our team really made the beer special for us and tied it all together.”

Along with releasing Hometown Helles, FCB is also celebrating Opening Day with a grill out at FCB Modern Tavern, including house made Maibock Bratwursts. Team FCB apparel will be 10% off for the entirety of April 6th, 2015, valid on one item.

Fort Collins Brewery & Tavern is a family-owned, handcrafted microbrewery and full service tavern in Northern Colorado, established in 2003. FCB offers an outstanding line up of 50 ales and lagers that can be found on tap as well as in bottles throughout the U.S. For more information, visit fortcollinsbrewery.com or call 970-472-1499. Brewery tours run daily!

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Brewers Association Lists Top 50 Breweries of 2014

The numbers for 2014 are out and several Colorado craft breweries made the list in the Top 50 Breweries of 2014 (by beer sales volume). Congrats to New Belgium Brewing Co, Oskar Blues, Odell Brewing, Left Hand Brewing and Breckenridge Brewery for making the list. The following press release was issued by the Brewers Association earlier this week.

[PRESS RELEASE] Boulder, CO •March 31, 2015 — The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers—today released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 42 were craft brewing companies¹.

“The companies on this list include the vanguard of the craft industry,” said Bart Watson, chief economist, Brewers Association. “They are exposing new beer lovers to craft, opening new markets and creating opportunities for the entire category. As they continue to grow, so will the availability of innovative and high-quality beers produced for all to enjoy.”

Top 50 U.S. Craft Brewing Companies
(Based on 2014 beer sales volume)




Top 50 Overall U.S. Brewing Companies2
(Based on 2014 beer sales volume)




The Association's full 2014 industry analysis, which shows regional trends and sales by individual breweries, will be published in the May/June issue of The New Brewer, available in May 2015.



For additional statistics, see the Brewers Association’s craft brewing statistics for 2014.

1 An American craft brewer is small, independent and traditional. Small: Annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less (approximately 3 percent of U.S. annual sales). Beer production is attributed to the rules of alternating proprietorships. Independent: Less than 25 percent of the craft brewery is owned or controlled (or equivalent economic interest) by an alcoholic beverage industry member that is not itself a craft brewer. Traditional: A brewer that has a majority of its total beverage alcohol volume in beers whose flavor derives from traditional or innovative brewing ingredients and their fermentation. Flavored malt beverages (FMBs) are not considered beers.

2 Top 50 U.S. Overall Brewing Companies notes: (a) includes Bass, Beck’s, Blue Point, Bud Light, Budweiser, Busch, Goose Island, Landshark, Michelob, Rolling Rock, Shock Top and Wild Series brands. Does not include partially owned Coastal, Craft Brew Alliance, Fordham, Kona, Old Dominion, Omission, Red Hook and Widmer Brothers brands; (b) includes A.C. Golden, Batch 19, Blue Moon, Colorado Native, Coors, Keystone, Killian’s, Leinenkugel’s, Miller and Tenth & Blake brands; (c) includes Pabst, Schlitz and 28+ other brand families; (d) includes Alchemy & Science and Sam Adams brands. Does not include Twisted Tea or Angry Orchard brands; (e) includes Dundee, Genesee, Labatt Lime, Magic Hat and Pyramid brands; (f) includes Kona, Omission, Red Hook and Widmer Brothers brands; (g) includes BridgePort, Shiner and Trumer brands; (h) includes Bell’s and Upper Hand brands; (i) includes Sleeman and Sapporo brands; (j) includes Mountain Crest and 10 other brand families; (k) includes Boulevard and Ommegang brands; (l) includes Flying Bison, Saranac and Utica Club brands; (m) includes Casco Bay, Sea Dog and Shipyard brands; (n) includes James Page, Point and Whole Hog brands; (o) includes Grain Belt and Schell’s brands; (p) includes Long Trail, Otter Creek, The Shed and Wolaver’s brands; (q) private label brands, primarily for grocery store chains; (r) includes Iron City and 17 other brand families.


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About the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup®, Great American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®, SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, AHA National Homebrewers Conference, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer magazine and its Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at CraftBeer.com and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association. Follow us on Twitter.

The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.

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