Sunday, April 20, 2014

Colorado Beer Releases April 14-20, 2014

Colorado Beer Releases
Here are some of the known Colorado craft beers released during this past week. While this list isn't complete by any means, it does represents a big chunk of the 210+ breweries here in Colorado. Spring has sprung and it's time for lighter, more refreshing seasonal beers to emerge. Don't put away those dark, strong beers just yet, the snowiest time of the year is still upon us. Please note that some of these releases are firkins or specialty kegs and may already be gone.

Colorado Beer Releases - April 14-20, 2014

1933 Brewing - Dry Hopped Bird Dog Brown - April 14th.
1933 Brewing - Scottish Wheat - w/citrus peels & grains of paradise - April 14th.

4 Noses Brewing - Bareback Blonde - April 17th 5pm @ Brothers BBQ (Broomfield).
4 Noses Brewing - Proboscis Pale Ale - April 17th 5pm @ Brothers BBQ.

Avery Brewing - MuRveR - Rum barrel-aged Belgian-style Quad - April 18th.

Barrels & Bottles - Hoppy Peeps - ESB made with Easter Peeps - April 20th.

Big Beaver - Porker Porter - high ABV - returns April 20th.

Big Choice Brewing - Session IPA - 10 gallon batch - April 16th.

Boulder Beer - Barrel-aged Cold Hop British-style Ale - April 15th 4pm.

Breckenridge Brew/Sweetwater Brewing Pub - O'Tay -buckwheat barleywine - April 19th.

BREW Pub & Kitchen - Jesus - Double IPA - w/yarrow - April 20th.

Buckhorn Brewers - Steam Ale - April 18th.

CAUTION: Brewing - Black Pepper Gose - ExBeerimental ale - April 18th.
CAUTION: Brewing - Hippity Hops IPA - April 20th.

City Star Brewing - Chili The Kid - chili pale ale - returns April 14th.

Coopersmith's - Mountain Avenue Weiss - April 15th.

Copper Kettle - Herb Blonde Ale - w/lemongrass & mint - cask - Apr. 16th 3pm.

Crabtree Brewing - Serenity Amber on rye bourbon oak chips - firkin - April 18th 5pm.

Crow Hop Brewing - Sacrifice Rye - American Rye ale - April 14th.

De Steeg Brewing - Citra Dark Ale (6.8% ABV) - April 16th.
De Steeg Brewing - Dry Hopped Imperial Amber (8.8% ABV) - April 16th.
De Steeg Brewing - Belgian Red (6.8% ABV) - April 16th.
De Steeg Brewing - Alley Ale (8.7% ABV) - returns April 16th.

Dry Dock Brewing - Golden Porpoise - Blonde ale - April 14th.
Dry Dock Brewing - Dry Hopped Bier De Garde - firkin - April 18th 3pm.

Elk Mountain Brewing - Cherry Wheat - April 14th.
Elk Mountain Brewing - Double Dry Hopped IPA - firkin - April 16th.

Fort Collins Brewery/The Mayor of Old Town - Any Colour You Want - Berliner Weisse - April 16th.
Fort Collins Brewery - Tongue Slapper West Coast IPA - April 18th.
Fort Collins Brewery - Beekeeper's Braggot - April 18th.
Fort Collins Brewery - American Pale Ale - April 18th.
Fort Collins Brewery - Wallace Wee Heavy - Malt Monsters - April 19th 11am.

Freedom's Edge Brewing - Blood Orange Imperial IPA - April 17th.

Front Range Brewing - Hibiscus Saison - returns April 16th.

Funkwerks - White - malt beverage with spices - April 19th.

Golden City Brewery - IPA - new batch April 18th.

Grimm Brothers - Rose Petal Odds and Ends Pale Ale - firkin - April 18th.

Großen Bart Brewery - ESB - April 18th.

Hall Brewing - IPA aged in simi chardonnay barrels - cask - April 18th.

High Hops Brewery - Archer's Ale - oak-aged IPA - firkin - April 16th 5pm.
High Hops Brewery - Dr. Pat's #12 - Double IPA - April 17th 5pm.
High Hops Brewery - Brewclass Blonde - homebrew class blonde ale - April 18th 5pm.

Horse & Dragon Brewing - Almost Summer Ale - English-style ale - April 17th @ Mayor of Old Town.
Horse & Dragon Brewing - Hose & Dragon Stout - year-round stout- April 17th @ Mayor of Old Town.

J Wells Brewery - The Session - unfiltered American wheat - April 18th.

Kokopelli Beer Co - Smokin' Joe Porter - April 18th.

Lone Tree Brewing - Dunkelweizen - dark wheat - April 16th.

Mountain Toad - Craft Cream Ale - tadpole tap - April 17th.

New Belgium Skinny Dip - returns April 18th.

Odd13 Brewing - Oatmeal Stout - returns April 17th.

Odell Brewing - St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale - seasonal returns April 18th.
Odell Brewing - Footprint RegionAle - returns April 19th.

Odyssey Beerwerks - Gose - salted German-style wheat - April 16th 5pm.

Pagosa Brewing/Rockyard Brewing - We' Heavy Ale - draft & bottle - April 17th.

Pateros Creek - Cop Car - Best Bitter with doughnuts - April 17th.

Pikes Peak Brewing - Split Rail Pale Ale (4.8% ABV) - April 18th.

Pumphouse Brewery - Mocha Stout - seasonal - April 14th.
Pumphouse Brewery - Brass Pole Pale Ale - seasonal - April 14th.

River North - Whiskey Barrel Quandary Quad - small batch - April 16th.
River North - White - fresh batch - returns April 18th.

Rockyard Brewing - Panthor - black raspberry Merlot Munich Helles firkin - April 18th 4pm.

Sanitas Brewing - Déluge - brett barrel saison - April 19th.

Shamrock Brewing - Foot Burner IPA - April 17th.

Station 26 Brewing - Double IPA - batch #2 - April 15th.
Station 26 Brewing - Foreign Extra Stout - April 16th.
Station 26 Brewing - Cream Ale w/green tea - firkin - April 17th.

Strange Brewing - Super Friek - Imperial Kriek - firkin - April 17th.

Twelve Degree - Bruce Lychee - farmhouse ale w/Sorachi Ace + lychee fruit - April 18th.

Twisted Pine - Bourbon Barrel-aged Big Shot Espresso Stout - small keg - April 18th 6pm.

Verboten Brewing - Thinking of Something Orange - honey wheat bottle release - April 15th.

Wild Woods Brewery - Honey Nut Blonde Ale - seasonal - April 17th.

Wynkoop Brewing - Kurt's Mile High Malt - w/coffee - can release - April 20th.

Related articles:
- Colorado Beer Releases April 7-13, 2014.
- Colorado Beer Releases March 31 - April 6, 2014.
- Colorado Beer Releases March 24-30, 2014.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Colorado Beer News 041814

Colorado Beer NewsToday is International Juggler's Day. Do you juggle? It's an art practiced by many. Whether it be juggling balls, clubs, rings or possibly dangerous objects like knives, fire torches or chainsaws - today is a day to celebrate juggling. If you've never tried juggling, today would be the day to try it, however start off with something safe like tennis balls. Even if you're not so good at it, you can always enjoy your favorite craft beer afterwards and laugh about it with your friends. And also today, Christians are remembering Good Friday. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, April 18th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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

Metro Denver

Black Sky Brewery (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] 13-time award-winning sci-fi/fantasy novel The Bane of Yoto, published by FiXT, is setting its sights on beer lovin’ taste buds. Author Joshua Viola has partnered with Denver's Black Sky Brewery to create The Ale of Yoto, a blueberry wheat beer crafted by master brewer Harry Smith. “The concept of creating a beer seemed like a natural fit amidst the crazy things we were doing in the world of Yoto. The idea originally came to me when a friend -- Groovey of Groovey.TV -- had a custom brew developed for his online personality. It was received well and I knew then, after a fan suggested a Yoto beer, I had to do it. Groovey introduced me to the wonderful people at Black Sky Brewery and the rest is history. Their talented brew master, Harry Smith, concocted the most amazing beer I'd ever tasted. Harry came up with the blueberry wheat idea after reading the book; paying tribute the protagonist's blue skin tone.” - Josh Viola. A release party for the The Ale of Yoto will be part of the American Craft Beer Week celebration in Denver which showcases only the finest efforts from master brewers. The Ale of Yoto has a smooth finish with just the right hint of blueberry and is perfect for the upcoming Summer season as well as for enjoying the blockbuster novel it was inspired from. [490 Sante Fe Dr, Denver, CO]

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

Grist Brewing Co (Highlands Ranch) - Today they are finishing up the final touches on their outdoor patio and will have it open today starting at 4pm. Come enjoy a fresh craft beer and drink up the sun as well. Gotta love warm Spring days. [9150 Commerce Center Circle, Suite 300, Highlands Ranch, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing EAST (Denver) - Today they're tapping a new ExBeeriment - a Black Pepper Gose. A gose beer is made with salt, so this one has both salt & pepper included. Uniquely different! #partywithcaution [12445 E 39th Ave, Unit 314, Denver, CO]

Factotum Brewhouse (Denver) - While their brewhouse is not yet open, their new website is! Get the lowdown on this new brewery that caters to homebrewers and lets them brew on site and tap some of their beers there as well. Check out: www.factotumbrewhouse.com to see what's being planned. They plan to open later this year in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Denver. [Location TBA, Denver, CO]

Great Divide Brewing Co (Denver) - Great Divide will be the subject of a Great Divide Tap Takeover and Pint Night at Colorado Plus in Wheat Ridge, CO tonight. Look for these Great Divide beers on tap: Nomad Pilsner, Rumble Oak Aged IPA, Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti, Great Divide 20th Anniversary, and Saison Yeiser (brett-finished dry hopped Saison). Colorado Plus is located at: [6995 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO]

Denver Pearl Brewing Company (Denver) - The date has been set for this new Denver brewery's Grand Opening - June 7th, 2014! Until then keep a look out for word on soft opening events in the weeks leading up. They will be located at: [1875 S Pearl St, Denver, CO] - near Pearl & Jewel.

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - From their newsletter: The first beer in their new 5600 Belgium series, is being released on Friday, April 25th to the general public. The next two beers in this series will be released in May. Belgian 5600 Series: The first beer in this series will be their Saison, which is refreshing, medium strong fruity/spicy ale with a distinctive yellow-orange color, highly carbonated, well hopped with orange peels and pink peppercorns along with other special ingredients. The next beer will be a Belgium Golden Strong who recipe comes from a local brewer, Scott Jackson. This beer will combine the Belgium beer series as well as the Homebrewer's beer series. Watertower Wheat makes its return on Friday, April 25th. There will be a special pint price of $2.50 all day Friday! Renovator Doppelbock is being released on Friday, May 9th. Plus, Every Wednesday, we have a Hump Day Helper beer featured. That is where you get a pint of craft brewed beer for $ 3 per pint. [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Chain Reaction Brewing (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] Chain Reaction Brewing Company is a new nanobrewery coming to the southern end of Denver located at 902 S. Lipan St which is just west of the intersection of Santa Fe and Mississippi. Chain Reaction Brewing Company hopes to be open by mid-June and will feature a unique line up of their hand crafted beers by offering 6 flagship brews, 4 quarterly seasonals, 2 unique 10 gallon test batches and room to feature up to 6 extremely small batch 5 gallon batches which will include collaborations, wild ideas, and innovation. Chain Reaction Brewing Company will brew on a custom built 1 barrel HERMS style system filling 6 2-barrel fermenters and 4 1-barrel fermenters along with using a small pilot system accompanied by smaller fermenters to house the small batch brews. Below you will find a briefing that details the story behind how the brewery came to be along with a flagship beer list and a list of the first seasonals that will be available upon opening. After years of home brewing and countless positive comments from friends, family and local brewing industry professionals cousins Zack and Chad Christofferson came together with the idea that this could be the calling in life that both had been searching for. As this idea formed between the two the weekly meetings began and the frequency of brewing went through the roof to insure every recipe that would be served in the future was tweaked to taste bud tingling perfection. Progressing through the many meetings and brew days Zack and Chad were able to settle on wanting to have a “nanobrewery” of the 1 barrel scale. While this size of system in one way meant more work would be required to keep up with demand it also meant that they would have a great deal of freedom to do small batches and try out many different style and ideas of beer. The hard work and pure dedication to craft beer is what eventually lead the duo to choosing the name Chain Reaction Brewing Company. Once that name crossed into their minds it was an automatic switch that went off that a Chain Reaction is exactly what this whole journey was. Both Chad and Zack came from a hard working family that was deeply devoted to its craftsmanship and producing quality handmade products. While the family crafts varied from family member to family member it didn't matter if it was cooking, woodwork, metalwork, auto mechanics or agriculture Chad and Zack loved everything about any skilled craft industry. This love of the trades they were born into is what created the Chain Reaction leading them to venture into their own craft industry, the crafting awesome beer industry. The motto around Chain Reaction Brewing Company is one that Zack and Chad apply to not only brewing beer but also living life, that motto is “for every action there is a reaction” and “for every reaction there is a reaction”.

Hall Brewing Co (Parker) - New cask tapped today - an IPA aged in simi chardonnay barrels. Ask for one when you visit later today. [10970 S Parker Rd, Parker, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing (Aurora) - Today's Friday Firkin tapping is a Bier De Garde dry hopped with Saaz hops. It's big, bold and reportedly amazing! It's already tapped so hurry over. [15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO]

Boulder County

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, so come play at the Avery Tap Room today with MuRveR, their Belgian-Style Quadrupel aged for 3 months in a Gosling's rum barrel! [5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Sanitas brewersSanitas Brewing Co (Boulder) - [PRESS RELEASE] The guys at Boulder’s Sanitas Brewing Company are readying to unveil the first installment in their collection of wild and sour, barrel aged beers. Déluge is a farmhouse-style Saison aged for several months in California red wine barrels with wild yeast. “From the beginning, barrel aged and wild beers have been part of the plan at Sanitas,” explains brewery co-founder Zach Nichols ,”We have several of these beers currently aging and fermenting in barrels, and Déluge is the perfect debut for the collection.” Déluge is refermented in recently emptied oak red wine barrels with with brettanomyces, a wild yeast. A hazy-gold, aromatic Saison with layers of tart pineapple, lemon, oak, and funk, Déluge offers a dry, refreshing finish and comes in at 6.8% ABV. The Sanitas brewers named Déluge after the devastating events of Boulder’s thousand-year flood, a natural disaster that took many lives and caused millions of dollars in damage to homes and local landmarks. Sanitas Brewing Company remained dry, as did its prized barrels. Déluge, French for “downpour,” is an emblem reflecting the strength and support Boulder demonstrated during the flood. Déluge will be available on draft in Sanitas Brewing Company’s Tap Room on Saturday, April 19th. Extremely limited and with much anticipation, the Sanitas staff expects the beer to sell out fast. [3550 Frontier Ave Unit A, Boulder, Colorado]

Crystal Springs Brewing Co (Louisville) - If you haven't yet tried it, stop in and order one of their first limited edition Original Series beers - Wuerzburger beer. Also, their Roadtrip brew is back on and they've also added a Saison to the tap list. Happy Friday! [657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO]

J Wells Brewery (Boulder) - Today they are introducing their latest beer: The Session! It's an unfiltered American wheat beer made with Thomas Fawcett and Sons wheat malt. [2516 49th St #5, Boulder, CO]

Twisted Pine Brewing Co (Boulder) - Join in today, April 18th at 6pm at the taproom as they celebrate winning a World Beer Cup gold medal by giving out a complimentary toast of Big Shot Espresso Stout. Owner Bob Baile will lead the toast. Plus, don't miss their Barrel-aged Big Shot, plus coffee and prizes from The Unseen Bean, the official coffee roaster for Twisted Pine. [3201 Walnut St, Suite A, Boulder, CO]

Wild Cider (Firestone) - Starting on Monday, April 21st, Wild Cider will start canning their hard ciders. And within a week you'll be able to get 16oz 4-pack cans of Pineapple, Apple or Berry Hard Cider. Start asking your local liquor stores to stock it.

Twelve Degree Brewing (Louisville) - It's a spectacular Friday to come sample a new beer they have on tap this week. Bruce Lychee is a farmhouse ale brewed with citrusy Sorachi Ace hops and tart lychee fruit added. A real wallop to your senses! Stanley Cup Playoffs will be on the big screen, too. Taproom is open! [820 Main St, Louisville, CO]

Northern Colorado

Forge Publick House (Ft. Collins) - Aged Beer is a Fort Collins Treat. [PRESS RELEASE] Sample the delicious surprise of aged beer at the Forge Publick House. Old Firehouse Books will be hosting Patrick Dawson, author of Vintage Beer: A Taster’s Guide to Brews That Improve Over Time. Dawson will guide us through the complexities and challenges of aging beer on Wednesday, May 7th at 7pm. New Belgium’s brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert, will be diving into their rarely tapped collection of aged beer just for this event. Like good wine, certain beers can be aged under the right conditions, a process that enhances and changes their flavors in interesting and delicious ways. Patrick Dawson explains how to identify a cellar-worthy beer, how to plan and set up a beer cellar, what to look for when tasting vintage beers, and the fascinating science behind the aging process. He also includes a comprehensive buying guide to help you select already-aged beers (from the readily available to the tantalizingly rare) to enjoy as your own collection is aging. [232 Walnut St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - Firkin Friday is back once again with a new treat that will be tapped at 5pm today. This time they took their Serenity Amber and soaked in some rye bourbon oak chips. Get there early and enjoy a beer out in the sun in their beer garden. [2961 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Patrick's Irish Pub (Greeley) - What better way to enjoy this BEAUTIFUL Friday afternoon than with a delicious beer? Enjoy $1 off all IPAs with their FrIPA Special, and from 5-9 pm, they'll be serving beer to-go so you can enjoy the The Lonely Biscuits on the 9th St Plaza, part of UNC's Derby Days fundraiser for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. But wait, there's more! Starting tonight, they will be offering a Kick the Keg special, only during Go Cup events. Tonight they're featuring Colorado Native Lager. $5 for a cup and drink until the keg is gone. And don't forget to get your tickets to tomorrow's Cellar Tasting: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/patricks-2nd-cellar-tasting-tickets-11024278915 [907 8th Ave, Greeley, CO]

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - For this fine Spring day, FCB will be releasing not one, but THREE different beers! They are: Tongue Slapper West Coast IPA, Beekeepers Braggot, and their American Pale Ale. Available in the FCB tasting room or inside Gravity 1020. [1020 E. Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing (Loveland) - Regulars know the drill, but if you don't know yet, there's FREE beer on Friday at Big Beaver. They will pour 40 free pints of their Brown Ale today starting at 2pm. This deal runs every 1st half hour on the hour until the keg's kicked. [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 9, Loveland, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Today's special firkin is a Rose Peddle Odds & Ends, a single hopped Pale Ale with a rose backing and Amarillo hop finish. Also - Stop in this Easter sunday from 1pm to 7pm. They will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for Adults! Search in and around the taproom for Easter eggs filled with coupons for discounts off beer, growler fills and merchandise. Limit 1 coupon per person. Plus more news: Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Adds 37% Production Capacity - [PRESS RELEASE] On the heels of the addition of a canning line just a few weeks ago, Grimm Brothers Brewhouse announced the addition of three 30 barrel fermentation tanks on April 19th The tanks come from California based Premier Stainless, as have most of Grimm Brothers other tanks. “With Little Red Cap being distributed in cans we needed to ramp up our production capacity. These tanks increase our production by 37%” Says Russell Fruits, Beer Evangelist at Grimm Brothers. [623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Win 2 Free Tickets!Front Range Rally Beer Fest (Loveland) - The ticket giveaway continues today. Register to win 2 FREE General Admission tickets to the May 31st beer festival at the Loveland Food Share in Loveland, CO fro 2:30pm to 7:00pm. Visit the GIVEAWAYS Page on Fermentedly Challenged and sign-up to win tickets. The winner will be chosen and announced on April 25th on the blog. Many ways to earn multiple entries by visiting and following various sponsors. First drawing ends April 23rd, 2014. A pair of tickets will be given away each week now through the end of May. Sign up each week for your chance to win a pair of tickets (a $70 value). Taste beers from 40 different breweries. Several local food trucks will also be on site. Live music and more. [2600 N Lincoln Ave, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Steel City Homebrew Competition (Pueblo) - Pueblo-based homebrewers are organizing the inaugural Steel City Homebrew Competition in Pueblo Colorado. The judging will take place June 6th followed by a craft beer festival and awards ceremony the following evening June 7th. Beer styles for the competition are limited to "American Styles". Two bottles will be required and the entry deadline is May 23rd. Check their website for drop off locations along the Front Range. http://www.steelcitybrewers.com/comp/

Pikes Peak Brewing (Monument) - Today there's a new seasonal on tap. Stop in and try their Split Rail Pale Ale. It weighs in at a modest 4.8% ABV, 38 IBU and 11 SRM. It was made with Pacific Jade and Mosaic hops that give it a touch of citrus and melon. Enjoy! [1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument, CO]

BierWerks Brewery (Woodland Park) - Lots of sunshine today and their brewer is busy brewing today. Currently on tap from BierWerks: Helles, Spring Water Pale Ale, Altbier, Hefeweizen, Hop Monster, Doppelbock, English Brown Ale, and an Imperial IPA. Guest beers include: Dunkel (Warsteiner) and Hard Apple Cider (Strongbow). Open today 12pm to 10pm. {121 E Midland Ave, Woodland Park, CO]

Colorado Springs Craft Week is coming! April 26 - May 4. Visit cscraftweek.com to check out all of the craft events happening around town that week. Craft beer, craft coffee, craft spirits and more!
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Colorado Beer News 041714

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Blah Blah Blah Day. This is the dreaded day each year where you need to take care of those things on your long list of household projects and chores that people have been nagging you to do. There's no getting around it - best to just get as many of those things done today as possible. Then you can procrastinate all you want tomorrow. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, April 17th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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

Please note: Many breweries, bars & restaurants may be closed for Easter this Sunday. Call ahead before you venture out.

Metro Denver

Colorado Craft Beer Show (AM 760 Denver) - The good folks at the Colorado Craft Beer Show are planning to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of their show this Saturday, April 19th with a live radio show broadcast at Lone Tree Brewing Company in Lone Tree from 12pm to 2pm. There they will unveil their anniversary beer that was brewed at Strange Brewing Company. If you can't be there in person, tune in to AM 760 Denver or listen online on iHeartRADIO (www.am760.net).

Comrade Brewing Company (Denver) - Denver is about to get a new brewery this month. Comrade Brewing Company is set to open its doors on Saturday, April 26th. They plan to have several beers on tap including: an American Blonde, an Irish Red, a Milk Stout, an IPA, an International-style Pale Ale, and a collaboration American-style Black Ale that they did with Thai Me Up/Melvin Brewing. Until the opening, check them out on Facebook and Twitter (@ComradeBrewing). [7667 E Iliff Ave #F, Denver, CO]

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

Epic Brewing Co (Denver) - Only in Colorado... Epic is sponsoring "Dankin' Donuts" this Sunday, 4/20. $4.20 gets you a pour of one of their special, danky firkins and a FREE Voodoo Donut! Donut supplies are very limited so get there early! Kick off one of Colorado's favorite holidays (and they aren't talking Easter here) with them at 11am before you head down to Civic Center Park. And to kick off the weekend, Big Kiwi Eats will be there on Saturday 4/19 with a special 'Smoke Out' menu - just because it's 4/20 in New Zealand! [3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

De Steeg Brewing (Denver) - Last night, De Steeg tapped three new beers and brought back one beer from the past as well. Stop in and try one of these: Citra Dark Ale, Dry Hopped Imperial Amber, or their Belgian Red. And from the past: Alley Ale.

BrüFrou Craft Beer + Culinary Pairing Event (Denver) - BrüFrou is this Saturday, April 19th and TODAY ONLY (April 17th) you can purchase tickets for 45% OFF! Use Coupon Code "thursday45" when you purchase tickets online and save 45% off your entire ticket purchase. Tickets can be purchased at: www.brufrou.com/blogfrou. There will be 70 craft breweries and eateries paired up for this special pairing festival at Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum. [7711 E Academy Blvd, Denver, CO]

River North IPA canRiver North Brewery (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] River North Brewery will release its second canned offering, River North IPA, on Saturday April 26th at 1pm in the Denver taproom. In an effort to offer this hoppy beer as fresh as possible, River North’s brewers will keg and can IPA less than 24 hours before the release party. IPA will join River North White in cans, providing Colorado adventure seekers with more options to fuel their outdoor endeavors. As with all their beers, the River North brewers put their own Belgian-style spin on this release, crossing pine and citrus American hops with yeast esters of white pepper and clove. The result is a Belgian-influenced red IPA like no other, coming in at 6% ABV and 55 IBU. River North will have IPA both on tap and in cans-to-go at the release. Four-packs of 16-ounce cans will cost $10. (Image courtesy River North Brewery) [2401 Blake St #1, Denver, CO]

Strange Brewing Co (Denver) - Today at 3pm the brewery will tap a Super Kriek firkin. This is a big 8% ABV 15 IBU brew and won't last long. This is their World Cup gold medal winner made in the Imperial style. Have one while you watch the Avalanche hockey playoff game on their screen tonight. Game starts at 7:30pm. [1330 Zuni St, Unit M, Denver, CO]

Kokopelli Beer Co (Westminster) - This Friday at 5pm as a kick-off to their Easter Extravaganza weekend, they will tap "Smokin' Jo", a smoked porter al. Proceeds from this beer will go to the Westminster Burn Fund. Also this weekend, bring the kids for an Easter egg hunt at 10am Saturday. Must register your child by 9am, plus a kids coloring contest all weekend long. Open Sunday 4pm to 9pm where house beers will be $1 off. [8931 Harlan St, Westminster, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - Today is perfect patio drinking weather. They plan to tap a firkin of Cream Ale with green tea today at 4:00pm. They plan to be open all weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 1pm. [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

Mountain Toad Brewing (Golden) - Today's tadpole tap has a special beer on it - a Craft Cream Ale. Perfect beer for this nice Spring day. [900 Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

Boulder County

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (Lyons) - The original home of Oskar Blues in Lyons is celebrating their 17th Anniversary this Saturday, April 19th. They will have two special groups performing: Halden Wofford & The Hi*Beams and also Bonnie & The Clydes. There will be food & drink specials available, including all your favorite Oskar Blues beer all night long. The cost for attending this event is $10. Stop in and help them celebrate. [303 Main St, Lyons, CO]

Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) - Today is a great day for the release of one of their spring seasonals, Honey Nut Blonde Ale. It was brewed with Colorado honey and aged on whole almonds. Get it today starting at 4pm! [5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO]

CHUBurger (Longmont) - Tomorrow, Friday April 18th, is DANK BEER SHOW DOWN DAY. Stop in and try 4 of the stickiest Imperial IPAs around. Ask for one who you order. [1225 Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont, CO]

Northern Colorado

Win 2 Free Tickets!Front Range Rally Beer Fest (Loveland) - The ticket giveaway continues today. Register to win 2 FREE General Admission tickets to the May 31st beer festival at the Loveland Food Share in Loveland, CO fro 2:30pm to 7:00pm. Visit the GIVEAWAYS Page on Fermentedly Challenged and sign-up to win tickets. The winner will be chosen and announced on April 25th on the blog. Many ways to earn multiple entries by visiting and following various sponsors. First drawing ends April 23rd, 2014. A pair of tickets will be given away each week now through the end of May. Sign up each week for your chance to win a pair of tickets (a $70 value). Taste beers from 40 different breweries. Several local food trucks will also be on site. Live music and more. [2600 N Lincoln Ave, Loveland, CO]

Freedom's Edge Brewing (Ft. Collins) - New beer release today in Ft. Collins - "Blood Orange Imperial IPA". Here's how the brewery describes this beer: "Don't be fooled by the inviting reddish/ orange color, or the delicate citrus/ hop aroma. When this one hits your lips, be prepared for a flavor explosion and an all out assault on your taste buds." It was brewed with orange peel, coriander, blood oranges and plenty of American hops. Stop in and try a pint! [224 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - Don't forget that tonight the brewery is debuting their "Dr. Pat's Double IPA #12". This batch has a lot more hop aroma - twice the amount of dry hopping too. Grab a glass and join in with their Open Mic Night that starts at 5:30pm. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Patrick's Irish Pub (Greeley) - For their Craft Thursday special, Dry Dock Brewing Company Wee Heavy is just $2! The Irish Session starts around 7 pm and don't forget to buy your tickets to the Cellar Tasting happening this Saturday from 2-4 pm. They've got some incredible beers lined up, Kaelyn from MouCo Cheese Company will be pairing various cheeses with the beers, and all attendees are automatically entered into the drawing to win a bottle of Westvleteren XII! All that for just $15. Buy your tickets in person at the pub or online on Eventbrite. [907 8th Ave, Greeley, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Every season has its seasonals and Grimm Brothers has several seasonal beers on tap that you'll want to try if you haven't yet already. Stop in for one of these: Nitro Bastogne Red Ale, Iron John Milk Stout, Bearskin Irish Dry Stout, Gustavus Litchenhainer or Once Upon a Time 14 Flogen Flagen Bier. That plus their regular year-round brews. Prost! [623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Grab $1 off pints of their "Not the Irish" Red Ale on Nitro tap tonight and watch the Avs playoff game. Pizza comes at 6pm - grab a slice while it lasts. Taproom opens at 1pm today. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - For today's Outlaw Tapping they've come up with a brew called "Cop Car". It's their Best Bitter made with Doughnuts! So tasty it should be illegal. On tap now. [242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - This Saturday, April 19th, Funkwerks will be releasing White - a malt beverage with spices. The brewer describes it as this: "This Belgian Style Wit is refreshing with ample character. The opaque pale color and voluminous white head results from a high percentage of raw wheat used in the recipe. Aroma is of orange zest and ginger combined with hints of chamomile and coriander. Flavors of lemon and orange citrus are complimented with a pleasant spiciness. The addition of raw oats gives the mouthfeel an interesting creaminess, yet finishes dry with a supple tartness." [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing (Loveland) - Their Amber Ale release is next Friday, and they need YOUR help in deciding a name! The winner receives a FREE growler fill to take home and a FREE pitcher to enjoy in house. Submit your name idea on Facebook, privately message them, or bring it tonight and play ‪‎Geeks Who Drink‬ at 7:30pm and your 1st PINT (when the quiz starts) IS ON THEM! Playing the trivia quiz is free, with a bunch of chances to win FREE BEER. [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd Unit 9, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Paradox Beer Co (Woodland Park) - There's a preview cask tapping tonight at 5pm: "de Coup" Biere de Coupage. Get $5 pints until it's gone. This yet to be released Paradox beer is made by carefully blending a one year old, Puncheon barrel aged, Golden Saison with a much younger and freshly Strisselspalt dry-hopped, Amber Saison; with both fermentations completed using their proprietary blend of house strain Brettanomyces and Farmhouse Ale yeast. The result is vibrant, complex and balanced. [106 E Village Terrace, Suite 100, Woodland Park, CO]

Shamrock Brewing Co (Pueblo) - Now on tap! Their "Foot Burner IPA" is now available. This 6.8% ABV brew was made to remind their brewers to pay attention. From now on this beer will be released every year in mid-April on the anniversary of the “foot incident”. This beer will showcase hop aromatics and leave the bitterness behind. After all, it is not healthy to be bitter about past incidents. [108 W 3rd St, Pueblo, CO]

Rock Bottom (Colorado Springs) - Come in to Rock Bottom Easter night from 7pm-9pm for a chance to win the $100 gift card raffle. Everyone that sits in the bar area will also get an Easter egg with free beer or free schwag and 1 ticket to the raffle in it! Plus, every BEER you order from 7pm to 9pm will get you another raffle ticket for the drawing! So skip the hunt and drink a beer! [3316 Cinema Pt, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Pagosa Brewing Co (Pagosa Springs) - On-tap now exclusively at Pagosa Brewing Company is a collaboration beer called "We' Heavy Ale". It was brewed along with the help of Rockyard Brewing Company of Castle Rock. It's a big 8% ABV malty brew and is also available in 22oz bomber bottles. Individual draws are $5. Stop in for a pint. Also check out their other brews on tap at: pagosabrewing.com/brews/on-tap-now/ [118 N Pagosa Blvd, Pagosa Springs, CO]

Crazy Mountain Brewing (Edwards) - While they will be closed for Easter Sunday, starting the next Sunday, April 27th, they will have extended Sunday hours from 12pm to 6pm. That way you don't have to rush over to get there before 4:30pm.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Colorado Beer News 041614

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Stress Awareness Day. This day always comes on the first workday after income taxes are due. Let's face it, doing taxes is stressful. Use this day to try to reduce your stress and ease your mind. And what better way to remove some stress than with a pint of your favorite local craft beer! Do yourself a favor and de-stress today. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, April 16, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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

Metro Denver

Blue Spruce Brewing Co (Centennial) - Final inspections are happening today at this new soon to open brewery in Centennial, Colorado. If all goes well, they plan to open their doors next week. Their brewhouse has been working at full capacity and they've been busy making beer for the last several weeks. Stay tuned for official word on opening day. Visit them on Facebook or on the web at: www.bluesprucebrewing.com. [4151 E County Line Rd, Unit G, Centennial, CO]

Wynkoop Brewing Co (Denver) - Wynkoop will hold a pre-release party for their latest beer being put into a can on Friday, April 18th at Novo Coffee on Glenarm Street. This time they are releasing their "Kurt's Mile High Malt", a vienna lager brewed with Novo coffee. The official release is on Sunday, April 20th (4/20) and can-packs will be available in local stores sometime next week. [1634 18th St, Denver, CO]

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

Rockyard Brewing (Castle Rock) - Yesterday, the brewers along with Fire Fighters Union 4116 got together and brewed up their annual batch of "Bumper Time Ale". Look for the release of this beer in early May with a fantastic release party. [880 Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - Today is Discovery Beer Wednesday! At 5:00pm sharp they'll be tapping a Gose, which is a German style, unfiltered wheat beer; light, tart, and slightly salty. Easy drinking and refreshing. Plus, live music in the taproom tonight at 6:00pm and the Corner of Gourmet food truck will be outside at 5:30pm. [5535 W 56th Ave, Suite 107, Arvada, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Today's Wednesday special is $2 Craft Can Night from 5pm to close. Plus some special beers on tap today: Noble King from Jester King, Euro Pale Ale from Station 26, Samaels from Avery, Earth Thirst from Eel River, and Dry Dock Double IPA on the Hand Pull. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Size does matter! They still have a few 2014 Mug Club memberships available. Get yours at the taproom today. Their mug club glasses are in! (Photo courtesy Arvada Beer Co. [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]
Arvada Beer Mug Club mugs

Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) - Today is Dunkelweizen tapping day. Stop in and enjoy a pint of this dark Bavarian-style hefe. No food truck today, so please carry-in or order-in.

Copper Kettle Brewing (Denver) - This week's scheduled cask tapping of "Sex on the Beach" had to be moved to April 30th. Instead, today they will tap a cask of an Herb Blonde Ale made with Lemongrass and fresh mint. It taps at 3pm. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

River North Brewery (Denver) - Today's Wayward Wednesday tapping is a Whiskey Barrel Quandary Quad. Also on tap today is: The Goodman Life, J. Marie, Hoppenberg, Quad on Oak, Unified Theory, Quandary, Barrel Enkel and a bit left of the Whiskey J. Marie (to be followed up by Wine Barrel J. Marie). [2401 Blake St #1, Denver, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing (Parker) - Today's Wednesday Firkin tapping is a Double Dry Hopped IPA. This one taps at 4:00pm sharp. Be there! [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

Boulder County

Echo Brewing Co (Frederick) - Echo Brewing is turning 2 years old! And they plan to host an Anniversary Party on Saturday, April 26th from 11am to 9pm. American Craft Beer Radio will be broadcasting their show live from 12pm to 1pm. Then listen to live music from Nick O'Conner from 1-3pm. And Ben Pu and Crew will perform on the patio from 4pm to 5:30pm. And then Cat Jerky will rock the parking lot from 6pm to 8pm. Four different food trucks will be on hand serving up a variety of great food. And don't forget their beer! Plenty of it on tap to help celebrate the anniversary. [5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO]

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - Today they will be tapping a 10 gallon batch of a Session IPA just for fun. This brew has a hoppy, citrus taste and is reportedly awesome. Stock up your growlers before Easter as they will be closed this Sunday. [7270 W 118th Pl, Broomfield, CO]

Double Zero Brewery (Longmont) - A new Kickstarter fundraising project just started up this week that aims to raise funds for Cary Holt's new Barrel Project. The Barrel project will be funding Double Zero’s equipment upgrade to a barrel brew system. This will allow Cary to master full grain craft-brewing skills. The expansion of these skills and knowledge will allow Double Zero to grow into a bigger business. Future plans include expansion into a space that includes a tasting room. By creating new and exciting brews and various flavors, Double Zero will be able to get the appropriate licensing to sell their brews around the Colorado area. Double Zero’s flavors so far are unique and intriguing combinations. Some of the favorites include Orange Clove Wheat, Honey Amber ale, Hoffee IPA (a double-hopped coffee IPA), DSA (Dangerously Scotch Ale) and a Mint Porter. [No address yet, Longmont, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co (Longmont) - Help support Meals on Wheels at the taproom by bringing in five cans of non-perishable food. When you do, you'll receive a free pint of beer from Left Hand Brewing. Great Beer, Great Cause! [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Upslope Brewing Co (Boulder) - The weather's right for busting out that bike and enjoying some beers on their patio, so they're taking full advantage! Head over to their Flatiron Park brewery location from 2:00-6:00 pm on Saturday, April 26 for their Bikes & Beer event to benefit Community Cycles (they’re donating a $1 from every pint sold!) featuring friends from Team Ten20, Boulder Cycle Sport, and Butter. Bumper Crop food truck, recently voted Best Food Truck in Boulder Weekly’s Best of Boulder, will also be on site serving up their great grub! [1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO]

Twisted Pine Brewing Co (Boulder) - They're continuing their celebration of Big Shot Espresso Stout's recent gold medal finish at the World Beer Cup and they'd like to invite you all to the Pine for a Toast to the Roast this Friday at 6pm. You'll all get a free glass of Big Shot to toast with, plus they'll be tapping a small keg of Bourbon barrel-aged Big Shot and Gerry from The Unseen Bean will be on hand with coffee prizes to give away. Be there Friday! [3201 Walnut St, Suite A, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

Front Range Rally (Loveland) - Starting today, April 16th, enter to win 2 FREE General Admission tickets to the Front Range Rally beer festival in Loveland, CO on May 31, 2014. This free to enter contest runs from April 16 through April 22nd, 2014. Enter here on the blog (look for the Giveaways link) or on Facebook by clicking on the Giveaway box. There are many ways to earn multiple entries. The winner will be announced Friday April 25th. ENTER NOW HERE! There will be 40 breweries pouring over 100 different beers. Plus there will be a wide variety of food trucks on hand as well as a music stage with two different bands. All of the proceeds go to benefit Food Bank for Larimer County. The festival runs from 2:30pm to 7:00pm on May 31, 2014 on the grounds of the Loveland Food Bank - 2600 N. Lincoln Ave in Loveland, CO.

Odell Footprint RegionAleOdell Brewing (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] On April 19th, Odell Brewing will celebrate the return of Footprint RegionAle, its latest Cellar Series release beer made with ingredients sourced from each state in the brewery’s distribution footprint. “We added a new state to our footprint this year, so we had to add a new ingredient,” said pilot brewing and barrel aging manager, Brent Cordle. “Texas grapefruit was a scrumptious addition to this year’s beer.” First brewed in 2012, Footprint is a complex medley of regional flavors from each of the eleven states in which Odell Brewing distributes blended together to make one unique harmonious beer. The indigenous ingredients include hops and barley from Colorado and Idaho, Arizona prickly pear juice, wheat from Kansas and Wyoming, Minnesota wild rice, Nebraska corn, New Mexico green chiles, South Dakota honey, oak staves from Missouri, and new this year, Texas grapefruit. The final blend boasts a floral citrus nose with bright grapefruit up front on the pallet and just a hint of green chile and fruit from the prickly pear in the finish. Odell Brewing will celebrate the release of Footprint in the tap room on Saturday, April 19th. Guests can enjoy samples of the beer paired with local food truck fare, as well as live music by Tallgrass from 4-6pm. Footprint RegionAle will be available in 750 ml cork and caged finished bottles throughout the brewery’s eleven state distribution footprint. [800 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

The Mayor of Old Town (Ft. Collins) - Stop in at The Mayor today at 4:00pm for a tapping of their collaboration beer they did with The Fort Collins Brewery called "Any Colour You Like", a Berliner Weisse. Some of the FCB crew will be on hand to talk with and answer questions. They will also have some special traditional syrups you can add to the Berliner Weisse to take some of the sour edge off the beer. [632 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing (Ft. Collins) - In case you missed it, stop in for a taste of their newly released Mountain Avenue Weiss (wheat beer). This will be a great beer to enjoy during patio season or at their Poolside. [#5 Olde Town Square, Ft. Collins, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Save the date for Tuesday, April 29th at 6:30pm. That's the date for the new City Star Taproom Potluck event. This month's food theme is Mexican. Bring a dish to share. If you happen to cook your food with a City Star beer as an ingredient you will receive a free beer! Paper plates, napkins and silverware will be provided. Come for good food, good beer and good company. In other news, the brewhouse now has a new glycol chiller up and running complete with plumbed lines and flowing glycol. They are now awaiting three new 15bbl tanks to show up later this week. More beer! [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Come check out their inaugural Open Mic Music Night from 6-8 pm tonight. Sign up starts at 5:00pm and each performer gets a free pint of beer. Jam with them tonight and listen to some great local talent! While you're there, sign up for their Regulators Mug Club and start reaping the benefits. Ask your server for details. [242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - For Hump Day - stop in and get $2 off growler fills. Bonus on the Traveling Growler - bring in a growler from Estes Park Brewing Co and you can win a free pint. [623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - Get your trivia team together for tonight's Trivia Night. Top 3 teams will win Broken Plow Bucks good towards beer or merchandise. The questions start flying at 7:00pm. Beer, on the other hand, starts flowing at 2pm until 9pm. [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] Funkwerks, the award-winning Saison-focused brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado announced today the release of Raspberry Provincial, a seasonal Belgian-Style Sour Ale. This is the second bottling of Raspberry Provincial. Funkwerks first debuted Raspberry Provincial in summer 2013. More than 160 pounds of raspberries were added to Provincial, a Berliner Weisse style beer, resulting in a tart fruit beer complete with a citrusy raspberry aroma and delicate sweet and tart finish. Alcohol by volume is 4.2%. “Last summer we brewed a test batch of Provincial, our take on a Berliner Weisse style beer and decided to have some fun with it,” said Gordon Schuck, Funkwerks Co-Founder/Owner and Head Brewer. “We added a heavy dose of raspberries and the end result was so delicious we decided to recreate it. Raspberry Provincial is pleasingly tart and refreshing. It’s a perfect summertime beer and pairs well with lighter fare.” Raspberry Provincial is available in limited quantities for bars, restaurants and liquor stores across Colorado, Nebraska, and Arizona. Raspberry Provincial is currently being poured on draft and available in bottles at the Funkwerks taproom. [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Buckhorn Brewers (Loveland) - Dave the brewer is busy cooking up the Jesters Ale for the upcoming Colorado Medieval Festival. Made with seville orange, juniper berries, chamomile and coriander, with malty sweetness! They will be closed Sunday for Easter. Their Steam Beer is kegged up, and delicious. They will have some pouring this Friday. It's amber colored, malty, with subtle hop notes. [4229 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Here's a tip for you to remember for Hump Days. Bristol Brewing offers $1 off all growler jug fills between 3pm to 7pm every Wednesday. Bring in your growler and fill 'er up! Open Wednesdays 11am - 10pm. And get ready for April 24th at 5pm when they will host their Maibock Release Party. It'll be the first patio party of the year. Bristol's Maibock will be part of their Brewhouse Series. Live music, Maypole activities, live music and giveaways. [1604 S Cascade, Colo. Springs, CO]

Dodgeton Creek Brewing (Trinidad) - Progress is being made towards opening a brewery in Trinidad. They finished the electrical for their glycol chiller and they are now awaiting final inspection from the city on the buildout. And they plan to need to modify the gas lines for their brew kettles in June. The taproom is about complete. The brewhouse will be a 3 bbl system with 6 bbl fermenters and a 1/2 bbl pilot system. Federal license approval is pending and then onto getting their state license. Look for a summer opening. [36730 Democracy Dr, Trinidad, CO]

Trinity Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - TRiNiTY needs some volunteers for this weekend's Saison Rendezvous. They need a few for helping breakdown the rendezvous at 5pm and a few to help pour beers. Message TRiNiTY on Facebook or Twitter if you want to help out! Limited # of tickets for the Saison Rendezvous are still available, but will sell out fast. Call (719) 634-0029 or buy online soon. [1466 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colo. Springs, CO]

Paradox Beer Co (Woodland Park) - Their soon to be released April beers include 3 different barrel aged Farmhouse Ales (de Coup, Cerveza Provisional, & Ol' Drowsy's Madman) and a new dry hopped sour, Skully Barrel #9! As they anxiously await the springtime weather to arrive on the mountain, they are just as anxious for these new bottle releases. Look for them at their retail partners around the last week of April, paired with some special release parties! [106 E Village Terrace, Suite 100, Woodland Park, CO]

Mountains and West

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co (Edwards) - It's that time of year again! Local's Appreciation Happy Hour! Starting April 21st, if you wear a piece of Crazy Mountain apparel you will get $2 pints of their year-round beer styles from 5-7 PM, Monday-Friday. Offer runs from April 21 thru May 23, 2014. [439 Edwards Access Rd, B-102, Edwards, CO]

MOG Outdoor Fest (Grand Junction) - Join in for a fun fest featuring outdoor brands, reps, retailers & gearheads come together for this annual outdoor gear/apparel sale, bike & gear swap, and Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour. There will be a Beer Garden sponsored by Rockslide Brewery, live music, food carts, raffles, door prizes and kids activities. More info: www.mogoutdoorfest.com. [400 Main & 4th St from Main to Rood, Grand Junction, CO]

Edgewater Brewery (Grand Junction) - Their seasonal beer - Crossed Irons Irish Red is now on special for just $3 a pint - all day, everyday! Stop in and get some before it's all gone. [905 Struthers Ave, Grand Junction, CO]
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Colorado Beer News 041514

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Tax Day. It's that dreaded time of year when all of our tax forms are due and it's either time to pay up, file an extension or finally get that refund we've been hoping for. If you've put off doing your taxes until now better get moving or else Mr. IRS Agent may come a knockin' on your door. One good way to get some tax relief is to drink a fresh craft brew when the paperwork is done. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, April 15th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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

Metro Denver

Living The Dream Brewing (Littleton) - Progress is being made towards opening this new brewery in Littleton. Jason and Carrie Knose are planning to open with a 7 barrel brewhouse and have 49 barrels of fermentation capacity initially. Right now, they are targeting a June 2014 opening. The final date will be set in the near future. They are hoping to wrap up all of their licensing this week. Their taproom will have large roll-up garage doors and will be accessible by bike via the Highline Canal Trail. [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

Rockyard Brewing (Castle Rock) - This week's Jellyman's Deviation tapping is called "Panthor", a black raspberry Merlot Munich Helles. It will be tapped this Friday, April 18th at 4pm until it's gone. This brew is semi-opaque with a purple head and has the aroma of dark fruit and bread. Tread slowly as this one weighs in at 8.5% ABV. Savor it by the Tulip glass. [880 W Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO]

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

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - FREE BEER every Tuesday when you buy a growler fill. Offer good all day on Tuesdays. Also enjoy Happy Hour 3pm to 5pm. They are open until 9pm. Luck Dog Food Cart will be back at the taproom tonight as well. [5535 W 56th Ave, Suite 107, Arvada, CO]

Parry's Pizza (Highlands Ranch & Castle Rock) - On Wednesday night, April 16th at 6pm get twisted over at the Highland's Ranch Parry's location with the Twisted Pine Brewing Pint Night. If you miss that - no worries - you can catch a 2nd Twisted Pine Pint Night at their Castle Rock location on Friday also at 6pm. Ale Yeah! [9567 S University Blvd, HR or 5650 Allen Way, Castle Rock, CO]

Denver International Beer Competition 2014 (Broomfield) - Last week, there was another big beer competition in town and it wasn't the World Beer Cup. It was the 5th annual Denver International Beer Competition. This year, they awarded 108 medals in over 41 beer style categories and Colorado breweries ended up taking 25 medals in total. Check out all of the local winners in this Winner's List posted today.

AC Golden Brewing Co (Golden) - [PRESS RELEASE] Colorado Native Lager, Colorado’s only homegrown beer, is offering free tree saplings to Coloradans who want to help regrow Colorado.
After several years of devastating wild fires and beetle infestation, and last year’s 100-year flood, the state’s forests and urban areas have lost millions of trees. To celebrate Arbor Day, which is Friday, April 18 in Colorado, and to help regrow Colorado, locals can join Colorado Native’s club, The Brew Crew, and request a free Blue Spruce sapling be sent to their home for planting. The Blue Spruce saplings, about 1½ years old, were grown by and purchased from the Colorado State Forest Service’s Seedling Tree Nursery in Northern Colorado. The trees come ready to plant. The Blue Spruce is Colorado’s state tree and is well suited to the local environment. To receive a sapling, go to www.coloradonative.com during April and click on Brew Crew. There is no cost to join the club. Members receive free gifts and special offers like this one. Last month, Brew Crew members were able to join Colorado Native’s legion of volunteer hop growers and receive a free hop rhizome. Members can grow and harvest their hops for inclusion in a Colorado Native brew in the fall.

BrüFrou Craft Beer + Culinary Pairing Event (Denver) - BrüFrou is this Saturday, April 19th! There will be 70 craft breweries and eateries paired up for this special pairing festival at Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum. Tickets are still on sale. Beers from 40 different breweries. Tickets and info at: www.brufrou.com.

Boulder County

Left Hand Brewing Co (Longmont) - Cure those Tax Day blues by stopping in for a beer. This evening, join Left Hand at their tap room for $2.50 pints of Milk Stout Nitro and Sawtooth Nitro. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) - Now that Spring has sprung it's time to release their seasonal Honey Nut Blonde. Stop in this Thursday, April 17th when they'll tap this refreshing blonde ale brewed with honey and aged aon toasted almonds. [5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO]

Upslope Brewing (Boulder) - Their fermentation tanks are busy preparing the next upcoming batches of beer. Here's what's currently in the works: Belgian Dark Strong Ale collaboration with BRU, an Oktoberfest, Spaced Out Blonde collaboration, Rye IPA, IIPA and a Saison. Look for these soon on the taps at Upslope. [1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO]

Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont) - For a limited time, you can now buy Oskar Blues 12 packs in stores that come with a special bonus attached - a free music CD with the new album "Let It Go from The Infamous Stringdusters. Look for them now at your favorite beer stores. [1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO]

300 Suns Brewing (Longmont) - Grats to 300 Suns for winning a Gold Medal in the 2014 Denver International Beer Competition for their Cap'n Long ESB. Stop in today and try this award winning beer! [335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO]

Kettle & Stone Brewing Co (Boulder) - Stop in this weekend for a one time limited release of their Bolder Imperial Bold Ale in bomber bottles. These bottles will perhaps become collectors items as they are being forced to change the name of the brewery in a couple weeks (thanks to Stone Brewing of California). This weekend start five days of bands and food trucks. Buy the last of the old Kettle & Stone gear before that name disappears! [6880 Winchester Circle, Boulder, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - It's Barrel-aged Tuesday at the Boulder Beer Pub today! They're tapping a barrel-aged version of their Cold Hop British-style Ale today at 4pm. Unwind after filing your taxes. [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

4 Noses Brewing Co (Broomfield) - Their tap room opening is just around the corner. But, you can still try their beer this Thursday! 4 Noses will be pouring their Bareback Blonde and "Make My Day" session IPA at Brothers BBQ in Broomfield this Thursday, April 17th starting at around 5pm. Look for word on their official opening day soon. [8855 W 116th Circle, Broomfield, CO]

Northern Colorado

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - It's going to be a busy week for beer releases at High Hops this week. On Wednesday, April 16th at 5pm they'll tap a firkin of "Archer's Ale", an oak-aged IPA with Warrior hops. Then on Thursday April 17th at 5pm, they've improved on batch #11 and are releasing Dr. Pat's #12, a double IPA with double the Citra aroma. And finally on Friday, April 18th at 6pm, they'll tap the final product of their recent homebrew class - it's their "Brewclass Blonde". Plus, food trucks every Thursday through Saturday night. Open Mic night on Thursday and live music Friday and Saturday night. Closed this Sunday for Easter. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - In honor of Tax Day, Broken Plow says "Finish your taxes and get in here!" They will give away a FREE BEERS today. Every 15th beer poured today will be FREE. It could be your lucky day. If not, you could always spend some of that tax refund there. But if you owe money to the Government, a beer might help ease the pain. [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Today marks the bottle release of their orange blossom honey wheat beer "Thinking of Something Orange". Stop in and pick one up and celebrate finishing your taxes. They will even pour you a glass of it for just $1 today! Also ladies - the Verboten Sisterhood meets tonight at 6:30pm to discuss Big Brew Day - May 3rd. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Join FCB this Saturday, April 19th at 11am at Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern @ FCB for the Monster Pub Crawl in Fort Collins, CO. Dress as your favorite monster and celebrate the seasonal release of Wallace, WeeHeavy - part of their Monster Bomber Series. The monsters will then visit (in no particular order) The Mayor of Old Town (costume contest), The Forge Publick House (Kick the Keg event), Tap & Handle (T-shirt giveaway), and Cranknstein (pint glass giveaway). This event is free to participate in. [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Hurry - now through April 30th you can sign up for their 2014 Regulators Mug Club. Your $50 membership includes: $4 22oz pours, 15% off merchandise, Four 1/2 off growler fills per month, $4 pints for friends and family, and a laser engraved mug to take home. Don't wait til May - then this offer is gone for another year. [242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Odell Brewing Company (Ft. Collins) - This weekend marks the return of one of Odell Brewing's favorite seasonal beers. St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale returns this weekend. Look for it in stores near you very soon! [800 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Fans of their "Just A Minor Threat" Imperial IPA take note. They are doing a bottling run of that popular beer today. It weighs in at a hefty 11.7% ABV. Look for their 22oz bottles of this in stores very soon! In the meantime, stop in for a pint in their brewpub. [1611 S College Ave, Suite 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - Cigar lovers take note! Funkwerks Cigar Night is starting this Thursday! Funkwerks are teaming up with Edward's Pipe & Cigar Shop to start a Cigar and Beer Night at Funkwerks every Thursday. Edwards will be there to discuss cigars and beer! They will also have cigars for sale in the taproom. This weekly event will be weather permitting as it takes place outside. It's Colorado, and you never know what to expect. However, cigar smoking will always be allowed on Thursdays, rain or shine! [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Trinity Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Everyone knows that doing taxes is never fun (unless you're a CPA perhaps). So to help ease the day that everyone loathes, stop in and have a Trinity beer, and when you do you'll get a FREE strip of bacon! This has become a regular Tuesday thing from 4:30pm to close. [1466 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Dillon Dam Brewery (Dillon) - Up in the Dillon area for Easter Sunday? Stop in for Easter Brunch and Dinner at the brewery. They'll be serving Brunch from 11am to 3pm and a special Easter Dinner from 5pm to 10pm. Pair that with an Exit 205 Session Ale if you wish. It's a very light blonde ale with citrus flavors. [100 Little Dam Rd, Dillon, CO]

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival (Telluride) - Tickets are now on sale for the 21st Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival set for September 12-14, 2014. Currently, they are selling just 3-Day, Juke Joint (late night shows), and 4-day camping passes. Single Day passes will go on sale June 20th. More info at www.tellurideblues.com.
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Colorado shows well in Denver International Beer Competition 2014

There were two big beer competitions in Denver metro area last week. Not only was the Craft Brewers Conference / World Beer Cup in town, but also the 5th Annual Denver International Beer Competition was held at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, Colorado on April 12th & 13th, 2014.

Beers from all over the world were judged by a panel of BJCP Judges. In total, 108 medals in 41 style categories were awarded. Among the winners, Colorado breweries took home the lion's share of the medals (25) including several breweries who were fairly new to the brewing scene. The following list shows the Colorado brewery winners in their respective categories.

Local breweries winning medals this year included: Bootstrap Brewing, Fate Brewing, Tommyknocker Brewery, Durango Brewing Co, 300 Suns Brewing, Upslope Brewing, Front Range Brewing, Kannah Creek Brewing, Black Bottle Brewing, 1933 Brewing Company, High Hops Brewery, River North Brewery, and Verboten Brewing. Congrats to all of these Colorado breweries for winning medals this year.

Colorado Winners - 2014 Denver International Beer Competition

BLONDE ALE
Gold - 1956 Golden Ale - Bootstrap Brewing

KOLSCH
Silver - Laimas - Fate Brewing Co

BOCK
Bronze - Butthead Bock - Tommyknocker Brewery

AMERICAN PALE ALE
Gold - Stick's Pale Ale - Bootstrap Brewing
Silver - Durango Pale Ale - Durango Brewing Co

ORDINARY/SPECIAL/EXTRA SPECIAL BITTER (ESB)
Gold - Cap'n Long - 300 Suns Brewing
Silver - Flagstaff Amber - Bootstrap Brewing

AMERICAN BROWN ALE
Silver - Brown Ale - Upslope Brewing Co

ENGLISH BROWN ALE
Silver - Boomer Brown - Bootstrap Brewing

ALTBIER
Silver - ALTitude Red Ale - Front Range Brewing Co
Bronze - Lands End - Kannah Creek Brewing Co

AMERICAN AMBER/RED ALE
Silver - Ginger - Black Bottle Brewery

DRY STOUT
Bronze - Sudice Stout - Fate Brewing Co

OATMEAL STOUT
Gold - The Enforcer - 1933 Brewing Co

ENGLISH BARLEYWINE
Gold - The Foot Warmer - High Hops Brewery

STRONG SCOTCH ALE
Gold - Windsor Wee Heavy - High Hops Brewery

AMERICAN WHEAT ALE OR LAGER
Silver - The Witty One - High Hops Brewery

WEIZEN/WEISSBIER
Gold - The Weize One - High Hops Brewery

WITBIER
Bronze - River North White - River North Brewery

SAISONS
Silver - J. Marie - River North Brewery
Bronze - Homesteader Farmhouse Ale - Front Range Brewing Co

BELGIAN BLONDE ALE
Gold - Nona - Fate Brewing Co
Bronze - Parcae Belgian PA - Fate Brewing Co

BELGIAN DUBBELS AND OTHER TRAPPIST/ABBEY ALE
Gold - The Noble One - High Hops Brewing

WOOD AND BARREL AGED BEER
Silver - Mountain Man - Verboten Brewing


A Complete list of winners can be found at: www.denverbeercomp.com.


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Monday, April 14, 2014

Colorado Beer News 041414

Colorado Beer NewsToday is International Moment of Laughter Day. Everyone could use a good laugh now and then, after all, a life without laughter is a life without joy. Take the time to laugh today. Better yet, help make someone else you know laugh today. Help spread laughter and a bit of joy. One way to do that is to go out and share a good craft beer with someone. Beer is the social lubricant that can help turn a frown into a smile. We're going to need it as tomorrow is Tax Day. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, April 14th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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

Metro Denver

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - There's going to be three new beers tapping this week that you'll want to try. Tomorrow (Tuesday) they're tapping batch two of their Double IPA (10.0%, 90 IBUs, dry hopped with Citra and Galaxy, just like the first batch). This time they made enough to allow for growler fills, and you'll see some kegs at some of their draft accounts around town. This beer was a hit the first time around, and they expect the same this time as well. Then on Wednesday (4/16) they'll tap a Foreign Extra Stout (6.5%, 45 IBUs). And on Thursday at 4:00 they're tapping a firkin of Cream Ale with green tea. [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

38 State Brewing Co (Littleton) - The Grand Opening date has been set for Saturday, May 10th! They plan to have 5 of their staple beers on tap for the opening including: Golden Lemon-Honey Wheat, ColorAmber Amber Ale, Two Buttes Double IPA, Great Plains Scottish Ale, and a Chocolate Stout. They will reportedly become the first brewery/taproom in the city of Littleton and will cater to that community and nearby Highlands Ranch. [8071A S. Broadway, Littleton, CO]

City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Boulder County

Kettle & Stone Brewing Co (Boulder) - Don't get used to their brewery name just yet, as Stone Brewing Company of California is telling Kettle & Stone Brewing to cease and desist with their brewery name or else they won't be allowed to expand their operations. In yet another legal battle being waged, Stone Brewing Company, a well known brewery who distributes their beer in many states of this nation, doesn't like the fact that a local Colorado brewery shares their entire name. In an article posted by the Daily Camera, Kettle & Stone Brewery state that they plan to change their name in order to comply with the order, but the new name has yet to be revealed. It seems that unclaimed nouns are hard to come by these days as lawsuits are becoming more and more common these days in the brewing industry. [6880 Winchester Circle, Boulder, CO]

BJ's Restaurant & Brewery (Boulder) - Boulder's BJ's brewery is getting partial credit for winning two medals at the 2014 World Beer Cup this last weekend. They along with the BJ's in Huntington Beach, California shared the awards for Gold and Bronze in the Indigenous Beer category for their Wild and Crazy Rye and Got Beer. BJ's was one of three Colorado breweries taking home multiple awards at the World Beer Cup. A total of 24 medals were given to Colorado breweries. For a complete list of Colorado winners see the Winners List. [1690 28th St, Boulder, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - Grats also to Boulder Beer Company for winning a Gold medal at the 2014 World Beer Cup for their Shake Chocolate Porter. Shake beat out 50 other entries as the best beer in the Chocolate Beer category. [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

The Pumphouse Brewery (Longmont) - There are two new seasonal beers on tap today including their Mocha Stout (4.6% ABV) and Brass Pole Pale Ale (5.4% ABV). All of their drafts are just $1.50 today with the purchase of a burger. [540 Main St, Longmont, CO]

New Brew Crew (Boulder) - The 2nd Annual New Brew Crew is a festival celebrating the Boulder area's newest breweries. Join 6 of the newest breweries in Colorado this Saturday April 17th from 7pm to 10pm for an intimate tasting of rare and special beers. Enjoy hand crafted artisan food paired with each beer while you mingle with the brewers whose skills and imagination created the unique brews. Breweries include: West Flanders, Twelve Degree Brewing, Bru Handbuilt Ales, Fate Brewing, Front Range Brewing and The Post Brewing Co. Purchase your tickets at BrownPaperTickets or call or swing by West Flanders Brewing Company. [1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

Front Range Rally (Loveland) - There's just 1 full day left to buy Early Bird discount tickets ($5 off) to the upcoming 2nd annual Front Range Rally beer and food truck festival set for Saturday, May 31st at the Loveland Food Share back lot. There will be 40 breweries (100+ beers) and over 10 different food trucks on hand for this fundraiser to benefit Food Bank for Larimer County. 100% of the proceeds will go to the food bank. Head over to www.frontrangerally.org for info, tickets and details. Tickets will be sold at full price starting April 16th. New this year: a VIP tent with special pours not available to the general crowd. Live music from two bands. Stay tuned to see how you can win a pair of FREE tickets to this festival from Fermentedly Challenged. [2600 N Lincoln Ave, Loveland, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - In a rare feat, Verboten walked away with two World Beer Cup awards, a silver and a bronze, for their Pure Imagination (Oatmeal Stout) and Bourbon Barrel Aged Mountain Man (Barrel-Aged Strong Beer) respectively. Verboten was just one of a few breweries who won multiple awards at the 2014 World Beer Cup in Denver last Friday. Grats to this young and successful brewery!

The Mayor of Old Town (Ft. Collins) - The women's and men's beer clubs at the Mayor will be welcoming members of Goose Island Beer Company on Tuesday, April 15th for a meeting at 6:45pm. People interested in attending their talk and tasting should RSVP to the Mayor at this link. [632 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Horse & Dragon Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - As a special treat before their Grand Opening, Horse & Dragon will be putting two of their beers on tap at The Mayor of Old Town in Fort Collins on Thursday, April 17th. The beers will be a their Almost Summer Ale, an American take on a classic English-style Summer ale, and also their Horse & Dragon Stout, a year-round stout. Then again on Sunday, April 20th Horse & Dragon will have these two beers on tap at the Tap and Handle in Fort Collins. Then opening day will finally arrive at a 4-day long celebration at the new brewery from May 1st through the 4th from 12pm to 6pm each day. They will have a variety of beers on tap and some special opening weekend surprises. Look forward to this! [124 Racquette Dr, Ft. Collins, CO]

Patrick's Irish Pub (Greeley) - There will be a special cellar beer tasting at Patrick's this Saturday, April 19th from 2pm to 4pm. After the huge success of their first event, they have decided to host another cellar tasting at Patrick's. Attendees will receive samples of nine different beers and assorted cheeses from MouCo. Here are the beers we will be sampling: Dogfish Head Bitches Brew - Imperial Stout fused with Tej (Ethiopian honey wine), Grand Teton 2012 Coming Home - American Barleywine, Elevation Third Base - Belgian Trippel, Goose Island 2012 Matilda - Belgian Strong Pale Ale, Dry Dock 2014 Bligh's Barleywine - English Barleywine aged in Stranahan whiskey barrels, Port Older Viscosity - Imperial Stout aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels, Alesmith Speedway Stout - Imperial Stout with coffee added, Crooked Stave Origins - Burgundy Sour aged in oak barrels, and Russian River Supplication (Draft) - American Sour aged for 12 months in Pinot Noir barrels with sour cherries. Plus, they will be raffling off a bottle of Westvleteren XII. This is an event you won't want to miss! Tickets available at Eventbrite. [907 8th Ave, Greeley, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Mark your calendars for their 2 Year Hootenanny event set for Sunday May 4th. Taproom opens at noon with the release of Tequila Barrel Aged Golden and aka Laser Bunny will be playing 2-5pm. Join Ian for a trivia "Challenge of Nonsense" in the brewery. Renew or purchase your City Star Deputy mug club membership for just $50 where you'll get Happy Hour prices all the time for a year. Also, today is Free Beer Monday. Get a free beer with every paid 64oz growler fill.

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - While some of their beers are currently sold out, they put up a batch of Dry Hopped Bird Dog Brown ale on tap today. This is a slightly hoppier version of the classic brown ale. Also, late today they tapped a Scottish Wheat - w/citrus peels & grains of paradise. Stop in and give it a try. [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collis, CO]
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