Monday, July 21, 2014

Colorado Beer News 072114

Colorado Beer NewsFermentedly Challenged is back from vacation! During the next few days we'll get caught up once again on what's been happening in the brewing world here in the craft brew state of Colorado. Today is the 45th Anniversary of the First Man to walk on the moon. The Apollo 11 mission landed on the moon on July 20th, 1969 and on the next day Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. Here in 2014, it's been a very long time since man has returned to the moon. Back in 1969, they thought that by 2014, trips to the moon would be routine and there would be a permanent base established. Well, times changed quickly and man hasn't been back for over 42 years. Perhaps one day we will. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, July 21st, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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

Metro Denver

Baere Brewing Co (Denver) - Denver gained another new brewery over the weekend. For now, Baere Brewing Company will just be opened on Saturdays, but as things progress and more of their equipment arrives they should be adding more days and hours. As of now, they will open each Saturday from 4pm to 10pm. According to their website, they plan to offer 2 Saisons, an IPA, a Stout, a Berliner Weisse, and a Big Hoppy Brown. The brewery used Colorado Malting Company malts for the vast majority of their grain bill and also several hops from Colorado as well. Located next to Dunkin Donuts on Broadway. Look for them to be pouring also at the upcoming Sierra Nevada Beer Camp in Denver on July 25th. [320 Broadway, Suite E, Denver, CO]

Joyride Brewing Company (Edgewater) - On Friday July 18th at noon, the west side of Denver got a new brewery in the Edgewater area called Joyride Brewing Company. They are located at the corner of West 25th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard near Sloan's Lake. Beers on tap at the opening included: two Pale Ales, a Witbier, an Amber ale and a German-style Kolsch. Coming soon is an IPA. Co-owners are Dave Bergen (head brewer), Brent Smith and Grant Babb. They are situated in an old 1910-era grocery store building with huge garage doors. This is reportedly Edgewater's first brewery. The owner's themed this brewery after their desire to slow things down and enjoy life's ride. They are open 7 days a week. Visit them soon and "Hop On"! [2501 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO]

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

Beer Camp Across America (Denver) - Don't forget that this Friday, July 25th is the first ever "Beer Camp Across America" in Civic Center Park in Denver, CO from 5pm to 10pm. There will be over 200 breweries pouring over 400 different beers in this one-of-a-kind one-time only beer festival put on by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Denver was one of just seven cities selected across the nation to host one of these "Beer Camp" events. Tickets are still available online at for $65 each. This is going to be a massive don't-miss event. [Civic Center Park - 101 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO]

River North Brewery (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] Nowadays any brewery worth their malt experiments with barrel-aged beers. But River North Brewery has taken it a step further, filling barrels that previously held classic cocktails - and now the first is ready for release. Grand Unified Theory, an imperial witbier aged in Boulevardier cocktail barrels, will debut Saturday, July 26th at 1pm in the River North taproom. “We jumped at the chance to get these barrels,” Head Brewer Matt Hess said. “I try to push flavor boundaries with our barrel-aged brews, and cocktail-aging is the next step in redefining what beer can taste like.” Straight bourbon whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitter orange liqueur lend Grand Unified Theory a spicy citrus note that is the perfect complement to its robust wheat backbone. The result is a unique and unforgettable brew unlike anything you've tasted before. Both bottles and draft pours will be available at the July 26th release party. Bombers will cost $15 with a 3-bottle limit. More will arrive on store shelves throughout Colorado following the release. River North has two other cocktail-aged brews in the works. Big City Quad will be a quadrupel aged in Manhattan barrels, and Barrel Blonde will be aged in a blend of whiskey, Boulevardier and Manhattan barrels. The latter was a taproom-only experimental brew which will now be released in bottles. Look for both these beers in late summer. [2401 Blake St #1, Denver, CO]

Bull & Bush Brewery (Denver) - Set your calendars for Friday, August 8th at 9:00pm for the Bull & Bush 43rd Anniversary celebration with musical group "The Samples". This event will likely sell out quickly, so get your tickets online soon (free of service charges) at $19.71 each! Beer, music and 43 years of cheers! [4700 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO]

38 State Brewing Co (Littleton) - On August 1, 1876 Colorado joined the Union as the country's 38th state. Join in on Friday, August 1, to celebrate the Centennial State's 138th birthday as 38 State presents: "A Happy Firkin Birthday Party!" This Firkin Party will see two brand new brews tapped in honor of 138 - a true to style Porter, as well as a unbelievable Vanilla Porter that is sure to impress even the most savvy beer connoisseurs. The party continues with a Cornhole Tourney, Big Brick Jenga, prizes, giveaways, cold brews, food from The Rolling Italian, and good times had by all! So, get your CO gear to the cleaners, shine your shoes, and prepare yourself - It's going to be one heck of a Firkin Birthday Party! [8071A S Broadway, Littleton, CO]

Great American Beer Festival (Denver) - The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Members-Only ticket pre-sale begins Tuesday, July 29 at 10:00 AM MDT (Noon EDT, 11:00 AM CDT, 9:00 AM PDT). The general public ticket sale opens Wednesday, July 30, also at 10:00 AM MDT (Noon EDT, 11:00 AM CDT, 9:00 AM PDT). American Homebrewers Association and Brewers Association members will receive their 11-digit offer code (case-sensitive) via email on July 23 to participate in the pre-sale. Not a member? Join or renew by July 20 (12:00 AM PDT) to enjoy access to the member per-sale. Tickets will only be available via Don't forget: The Great American Beer Festival has sold out each year for the past six years, and tickets sold out in a matter of minutes in 2013. Buy your tickets early to ensure you can enjoy the largest beer tasting event in the world.

Renegade Brewing Co (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] Renegade Publik House, which opened its doors April 2013, will be sold at the end of July. Brian O'Connell, owner and founder of both Renegade Brewing Company and Renegade Publik House, has decided to hand over the location on University and Evans to focus more on the growth and expansion of the 3-year-old brewing company. Renegade Brewing Company recently started an expansion project that will offer the brewery five times the production space of their original 9th and Santa Fe location. This expansion will allow the brewery to can two more year-round beers and offer more seasonal cans. At the same time the demands of expansion grew, an offer to purchase the Publik House was brought to the attention of O'Connell. "As much as I have loved starting the Publik House and seeing it grow into a new community of craft beer in the DU neighborhood, I knew this was an opportunity to focus more on what Renegade does best, brewing beer," says O'Connell. The last day of business for the Renegade Publik House will be Tuesday, July 29. The new owners will take over on August 1st. While the space with improvements will be sold, the location will not be under the name, Renegade Publik House.

Wonderland Brewing Co (Broomfield) - Starting tomorrow, July 22nd, you can get their new "6 Paddle" taster trays in the taproom. Guaranteed to leave a smile. [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO] (Picture courtesy Wonderland Brewing's Facebook page.

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - If I'm not mistaken, their "Passion of the Weiss" is now on tap, a passion fruit infused hefeweizen. Then on Thursday, they've got a small batch of a Steamed Porter for you to try. #choosewisely [7270 W 118th Pl, Broomfield, CO]

Wynkoop Brewing Co (Denver) - Good news! Their "Patty's Chile Beer" is now available in cans! Stop by the brewpub for your 4-pack and a snack. [1634 18th St, Denver, CO]

Locavore Beer Works (Littleton) - The brewery just received their TTB license! Another big step towards opening a brewery at 5950 S Platte Canyon Rd in Littleton, CO.

Boulder County

Crystal Springs Brewing (Louisville) - It's been a crazy July. They've been brewing almost constantly and are slowly catching up. The new fermentation tanks have helped. South Ridge and Summertime are back on the shelves at your favorite stores and they've canned "13" again this past Friday, July 18th. They finished brewing another batch of Wuerzburger last Thursday, so look for that soon. For those of you who love their chili beer, Solano, the last batch from this year's harvest went out last last week. [657 S Taylor Ave, Louisville, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - The dragon is coming back! No, not Smaug - but rather "Dragonhosen". Late at night in the dark cellar or among the rows of towering vessels at Boulder Beer, if you listen carefully you can hear the eerie sound of the Dragonhosen. With a rich, full-bodied malty flavor, Dragonhosen begins as a traditional Oktoberfest lager, then stealthily breathes fire with 9% alcohol by volume. If you find yourself at Boulder Beer, listen closely and beware... if you hear a scratching and scraping coming your way, the bite of the Dragonhosen is sure to follow! Dragonhösen will be available near you the second week of August. [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co (Longmont) - Ermagerd! Is it getting to be Oktoberfest time already? Yup! And on Friday, August 1st, Left Hand Brewing will welcome back their Oktoberfest Marzen Lager to the Tasting Room starting at 5pm. Time to start dusting off the lederhosen and dirndls and get ready for the harvest season! [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Front Range Brewing (Lafayette) - Tonight is Ladies Night where ladies get $1 off all full-sized pours. Tuesday is Open Mic Night starting at 6pm. Wednesday brings a small batch tapping of their "Jasmine Rice IPA" and is a collaboration with Lafayette Homebrew Supply. Thursday is a Bluegrass Jam at 7pm, Friday brings Wild Mountain Honey at 6pm. Saturday is their Trapper Lake Tripel bottle release along with a beer and BBQ celebration starting at noon. And on Sunday, it's their Beer, Bingo and Relay from 5-8pm. [400 W South Boulder Rd, Suite 1650, Lafayette, CO]

Northern Colorado

Pateros Creek Brewing (Ft. Collins) - On April 4, 1888, James H. Howe fatally wounded his wife, Eva, with a knife. Howe was arrested and brought to jail but did not survive to see a trial. He was brought to justice by the public and hanged in the courthouse yard the night of the murder. And Pateros Creek has created an IPA "dishonoring" this event. This uber-hopped IPA won't keep your tastebuds hanging for more. This brew will tap on Wednesday, July 23rd at 5pm. Get a free taster between 5 and 5:15pm. [242 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] The Fort Collins Brewery, along with Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern is excited to announce their annual partnership with local nonprofit, FoCo Cafe. For every FCB Haus Brew Black IPA purchased at Gravity 1020, $1 will be directly contributed to the cafe. FoCo Cafe, Feeding Our Community Ourselves, is the first nonprofit restaurant in Fort Collins, set to open in September. “As a restaurant focused on providing our customers with the freshest ingredients, we believe in the value of a healthy meal and wanted to contribute to the Cafe and its mission in whatever way possible,” said Gravity 1020 and FCB’s General Manager, Tina Peters. Gravity 1020 is also collecting donations onsite for the Phil is Running So Others Can Roll campaign. A 148-mile run starting at 8 a.m. in Silverthorne, Colo. on July 25th and ending at the future site of FoCo Cafe on July 26th with a goal of raising funds for the construction of FoCo Cafe’s handicapped accessible ramp. “We’re excited to partner with FCB and Gravity 1020. The community keeps making it happen, not one or a small group, but when the Cafe opens, hundreds will have already invested in this restaurant,” said Co-founder of FoCo Cafe Kathleen Baumgardner. FoCo Café, expected to open in September, is a nonprofit that allows customers to purchase meals on a pay-what-you-can basis or by volunteering to work, in exchange for each meal. Located on 225 Maple St. FoCo Cafe will be open Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information visit or call 309-368-1659.

Buckhorn Brewers (Loveland) - Brewer/owner Dave Currie wants everyone to know that the brewery is still alive and growing. They have recently opened their backyard beer garden and have cornhole, washer toss, and Bocci games back there. Feel free to bring your own yard games or a picnic when you visit. They now have 10 beers on tap. Food trucks are available on weekends. They plan to expand their business hours soon. Currently they are open late on Fridays and Saturdays. This Saturday, July 26th will be "Big Lebowski" night in the backyard. Get your 2nd beer free if you dress the part. The film starts at dark. Open Thursdays through Sundays. [4229 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Their Belgian Maibock is now kicked, but fear not, they've got more coming in about a couple weeks. Also, they will be tapping their very first Saison this week. Stop back for word on when that will tap. [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - City Star now has their Belgian Rye Pale Ale now on tap - Rail RYEder! The brew is "Chris approved" so you know it's good. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Southern Front Range

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Did you miss their Sunday Imperial IPA cask tapping yesterday? No worries, they are planning another IPA release on Thursday, July 31st at 5:30pm. Stop in for a taste of their "RyePA". It'll be released that day. Look for Bristol Brewing to be at Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp Across America and Breckenridge's Summer Beer Fest this week. [1604 S Cascade Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Hideaway Park Brewery (Winter Park) - This new brewery in Winter Park quietly opened the week after July 4th up in Winter Park. They use a 3 barrel mash tun and have several fermenters and offer around 4 different brews including Rye Not Try It Stout, Island Fever Summer Ale and Remy Dog Red Ale. Coming this weekend is an IPA and a hoppy red ale. This brewery along with The Library and Moffat Station bring the brewery total in Winter Park up to 3. Stop in and check out their brews. [78927 US Hwy 40, Winter Park, CO]

Moffat Station Restaurant & Brewery (Winter Park) - Despite ceasing brewing operations and firing their brewer back in 2013, Moffat Station is reportedly brewing beer once again as of early this year. They have a new brewer, Chris Kirk, who started working for the business under new management since January. The place looks the same, but the beers are now quite different and reportedly tasty. Kirk used to work at Great Divide Brewing Company. Moffat Station has some irregular hours these days, but if you call ahead, (970) 726-6331, you can ask when they are open. They have food as well, but the beers are what you should be asking for. [81699 US Hwy 40, Winter Park, CO]

Kannah Creek Brewing Co (Grand Junction) - [PRESS RELEASE] Kannah Creek Brewing Company is the recipient of the Colorado Brewers Guild’s (CBG) 2014 Director’s Award. Kannah Creek was recognized by the CBG at their annual meeting held prior to the Colorado Brewers Rendezvous in Salida on July 12. Kannah Creek has been growing in recent years with the addition of a new production facility built in Grand Junction in 2013. The new facility includes a 30 barrel brewhouse, four 60 barrel fermentation tanks, and a state-of-the-art bottling line. Kannah Creek now distributes to almost 250 liquor stores and are on tap or in bottles at over 120 bars and restaurants throughout the state of Colorado. CBG, founded in 1995, is a non-profit trade association advocating on behalf of Colorado brewers. The CBG represents more than 95% of craft beer production in the state. The Director’s Award was given to Kannah Creek Brewing Company for their fundraising efforts for CBG including the Western Colorado Craft Beer Celebration held during Colorado Craft Beer Week. This year the event raised over $2500 for the guild. The guild also considered Kannah Creeks continued support of brewers at the annual Southwest Arbor Fest. "It’s breweries like Kannah Creek that define the Colorado craft beer community,” states Steve Kurowski, Colorado Brewers Guild Marketing and Communications Director. “Kannah Creek Brewing Company helps keep our community together, especially on the western slope.” Kannah Creek Brewing Company has two restaurant locations in Grand Junction, Colorado. They currently distribute the Lands End Amber, Standing Wave Pale Ale, Broken Oar IPA, and a seasonal the Island Mesa Blonde.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Colorado Beer News 071514

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Be a Dork Day. It's OK to be a dork, if only for one day a year and this is that day. It's your day to be unusual. Dress as you wish, do some odd activities, become a spectacle in the strangest ways you can think of. Just remember though, you might just end up captured on social media for all time if you do. So go ahead and be a dork today, you can always blame it on the beer later on. Also, don't forget tonight is the MLB All Star Game from Minneapolis, MN. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, July 15th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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

Metro Denver

A Night to Remember Beer Festival (Denver) - Copper Kettle Brewing Company will be holding the 3rd annual “A Night to Remember” Beer Fest on Sunday, July 20th from 4–8pm. Copper Kettle Brewing Company along with the Alex C. Teves Foundation and whole community will come out to celebrate and remember the twelve innocent victims of the 2012 Aurora Theater Shooting, including the company’s own Brew Club member, Alex Teves. “A Night to Remember encompasses all of the things Alex loved: family, friends, craft beer, good food, music, and a passion for helping others. Please join in for an evening of community, friendship, and all good things as they gather to raise a pint to honor the memory of 12 lives taken on 7/20/12”. Over 20 breweries expected to pour. Tickets at Eventgrid. Event will be held at: Four Mile Historic Park - 715 S Forest St, Denver, CO.

Pairsine - The Taste of Elegance (Broomfield) - Tomorrow is the date for this annual event set for The Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, CO from 6pm to 9pm. Pairsine, The Taste of Elegance is a signature foodie event by Wine Country Network. This edition pairs award winning craft beers from the 2014 Denver International Beer Competition with outstanding culinary creations prepared by Colorado Master Chefs. Pairsine is where premium beverages and spectacular cuisine collide. The Pairsine Chefs Food & Wine Competition has evolved into Denver's most coveted annual culinary/wine event selling out each year and celebrates Colorado's reputation for being the epicenter of the beer industry and it's culture. It also helps passionate foodies experience some of the best gourmet food pairings with award-winning beers. Tickets & more info. [500 Interlocken Blvd, Broomfield, CO]

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

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - Love firkins? Then Copper Kettle is a place you should hang out on Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, they tap a new firkin and this week they'll tap a Lime Agave Pale Ale as their firkin of the week. Enjoy your summer with a firkin beer. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - Tonight is the night Crooked Stave will tap their "Nightmare on Brett Batch #2" at 6:00pm. There is a very limited amount of this beer, so try to get to their taproom early to help your chances of getting a glass. This dark sour brew was aged in Maryland Rye Whiskey barrels and weighs in at an evil 9.666%. Just one specialty keg will be available. [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

Great American Beer Festival (Denver) - This year's Great American Beer Festival (GABF) will be bigger than ever and will take place Thursday through Saturday, October 2-4, 2014 at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver. Tickets for this event go on sale for AHA/BA members on Tuesday, July 29th at 10am MDT and to the General public on Wednesday, July 30th at 10am MDT via Ticketmaster. Don't be shut out this year. Plan to get online and mash buttons to secure your tickets. Members only Session tix are $65 and General Sessions are $80. Over 3000 beers being poured from over 700 breweries. 49,000 attendees are expected for the 4 sessions this year.

Rockyard Brewing (Castle Rock) - What has the appearance of spackled sunlight, the aroma of grapefruit, lemon-lime and apples and tastes like a tart refreshing citrus explosion? What that would be this week's Jellyman's Deviation beer called "TripAdvisor", a Belgian-style IPA. This specialty keg taps at 4pm this Friday, July 18th and goes until it's gone. [880 Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Just tapped today: Hop Devil from Victory Brewing, Sierra Nevada's Hoptimum, and Mongo from Port Brewing. Plus, tonight is Tuesday Night 23 - get an 18" 2 topping pie and two drafts for $23. Hops & Pie is a proud sponsor of Fermentedly Challenged. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Parry's Pizza (Highlands Ranch, Greenwood Village, Castle Rock) - Each month, Parry's designates several beers on tap as Parry's Pints. These pints are at a special $3/pint price. For the month of July, order any one of these for just $3: Torpedo Extra IPA (Sierra Nevada), Alaskan Summer Ale (Alaskan Brewing), Colorado Native (AC Golden), Sunshine Wheat (New Belgium), or Summer Shandy (Leinenkugel Brewing). Available at their Highlands Ranch, Greenwood Village or Castle Rock locations.

AHA Membership Rally (Denver) - This Sunday, July 20th from 1pm to 4pm at Epic Brewing Co in Denver, CO - the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) will host a Membership Rally. Current members are welcome to attend and those wanting to join the AHA are also welcome to join and attend the party. They will be giving VIP tours of the Epic brewhouse, holding a Firkin Design Workshop, offering special tappings and giving out some great prizes from the brewery and the AHA. For the Firkin Design Workshop, brewery staff will be helping the participating teams choose from a wide variety of ingredients to custom design their own firkin. All Rally attendees will be invited back to the Epic Taproom to taste their creations in the following weeks; a firkin tapping schedule will be released after the Rally. Cost: Free to members, non-members can sign up there at the brewery at a discount. [Epic Brewing: 3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing (Parker) - Today is Growler Tuesday. Bring in your Elk Mountain logo growler for a discounted fill. Then tomorrow, stop back for a firkin tapping of a "Strawberry Pale". [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

Boulder County

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - Their "Black Eye" barrel-aged beer wasn't ready last weekend and needed more time, so they will age that one a bit longer. Instead, look forward to the release of "5 Monks" barrel-aged Belgian-style Quintupel Ale on Sunday, July 27th. This is a MONSTER 19.4% ABV beer and will be sold in individual 12oz bottles for $12 each starting at 11am that day. This is one beer you can cellar for years (provided you have the patience). Also, Avery Brewing is preparing for their big 21st Anniversary Party on Sunday, August 3rd from 12-5pm. Tickets are available now for this big event that will feature vertical tastings of some of their best big beers. See their website for details: [5757 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Jul-IPA Festival (Boulder) - This Saturday, July 19th from 1pm to 5pm at the Millennium Harvest House will be West End Tavern's Jul-IPA Festival. Jul-IPA is bringing beers, bands and community together Creekside at the Millennium Hotel in Boulder. There will be 35 breweries with endless sampling of IPA's. There will also be live music, food from Rolling Smoke BBQ, and raffle drawings for great prizes. You can also join in the Wing King Challenge. 100% of the proceeds go to benefit Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN). Entry includes a commemorative glass. Tickets available online. [1345 28th St, Boulder, CO]

Bootstrap Brewing (Niwot) - Bootstrap is unveiling their new Insane Rush IPA cans this Friday, July 18th and want to invite everyone to celebrate with them and enjoy this first batch. Moxie Sozo knocked it out of the park with this design and they can't wait to show it off and put it on the shelves! Celebrate with the staff along with journalists, brewer friends and more. Meet in the west side of their building in their new expansion area. There'll be a Private Party sign on the door but come on in. Kick off starts at 6pm. Let Steve or Leslie know if you'll be able to make it so they can try to get a head count. [6778 N 79th St, Niwot, CO]

Mountain Sun Breweries (Boulder/Denver) - The Mountain Sun family of breweries wants you to enjoy some of the best seasonals of the year at one of their many locations in the Boulder / Denver area. Taps rotate daily. Here's a list of some of the seasonals you'll find on tap: Joh Mon Ginger Wheat, White Fawn American wheat, Bavarian Hefeweizen, Celebration Day IPA, Suffolk Punch English Imperial IPA, Hummingbird Ale (braggot), cat Burglar Belgo-American India Black Ale, Franklin's Belgian-style Strong Golden, Bohemian Pilsner, and Prime Time Pilsner. Even more seasonals coming out later this summer. Visit a Mountain Sun location near you. Mountain Sun, Southern Sun, Under the Sun (Boulder), or Vine Street Pub & Brewery (Denver).

Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) - Tonight in the taproom is All Night Happy Hour - special prices on beers. Then, coming up this Thursday, July 17th is the new small batch release of their seasonal Blackberry Midnight Wheat. [5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO]

Upslope Brewing Co (Boulder) - This Thursday, July 17th at their Lee Hill location, Upslope will release their 19.2oz can of "Barrel Aged Brown Ale". These tall cans will sell for $10 each. They'll also have live music and a food truck on site for the occasion. [1501 Lee Hill Rd #20, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - High Hops is tapping a new firkin this Wednesday, July 16th at 5pm. This week it's a "Raspberry Wheat". You can pair that with food from Bedrock BBQ. More food trucks every night Wednesday through Sunday nights with live music Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Brewery tours are available at 3pm on Sundays as well. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

The Mayor of Old Town (Ft. Collins) - One of the best beer bars in America is celebrating their 3rd Anniversary TODAY from open to close and you're invited to help them celebrate. They'll be tapping a special collaboration beer called "Moonhead IPA" that they did with Equinox Brewing and the band "You Me & Apollo". That band will be playing at The Mayor today at 4:00pm. They have special 3rd Anniversary t-shirts for sale to proudly wear. Choose from 75 brews on tap and several more in bottles. They've tapped several special beers just for the occasion. More details on this celebration on their website. [632 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Berthoud Brewing Co (Berthoud) - What goes better together than craft beer and video games?! Stop in this Thursday and participate in their Throwback Thursday Retro Video Game Tournament. Lot's of fun and you can win prizes. Show off those old wicked skillz of yours! Taproom now open Thursdays through Sundays each week. [450 8th St, Suite B, Berthoud, CO]

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - A reminder that Tuesdays are Double Stamp Tuesday at the Funkwerks taproom. Get your bottle card stamped twice today when you buy a bottle of Funkwerks beer to take home. Get six stamps and they'll give you a free bottle! [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

New Belgium Brewing (Ft. Collins) - This week in the New Belgium Liquid Center taproom, along with their 10 year-round beers, New Belgium also has a list of Lips of Faith (small batch) beers, sour beer, pilot brews and a summer seasonal. Stop in this week to try: Gratzer, Yuzu Imperial Berliner Weisse, Gruit Ale, Heavenly Feijoa, Cigar City Collaboration, Wild2 Dubbel, Peach Porch Longer, La Folie (2014), FOCOllaboration, Nitro Red IPA and Summer Helles. Open Tuesdays through Sundays 11am to 7pm. [500 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Walter Brewing Co (Pueblo) - Tonight in the taproom, you are invited to a Walk to End Alzheimer's KICKOFF Party from 5pm to 7pm. Enjoy beer tasting, free food, raffle prizes. Proceeds to benefit Pueblo Alzheimer's Association. [126 Oneida St, Pueblo, CO]

Mountains and West

Ska Brewing (Durango) - BREW DOGS (TV show) is back for Season Two, and their Colorado episode will air next Wednesday, July 23rd at 9/8c on the Esquire Network. In the episode, hosts James Watt and Martin Dickie enlist the help of Ska Brewing founder, Dave Thibadeaux in Durango to create an “ancient beer” – or at least, one that hasn't been brewed in centuries. After meeting with an archeologist, the BREW DOGS decide to use corn in their ancient/modern beer. For the second ingredient, James and Martin scale giant pine trees to scavenge pine nuts. And for a modern twist, they add Bavarian hops. For their brewing system, clay pots are obtained but unfortunately are unstable and have a nasty habit of breaking once they are over open flame. Before they depart, the guys pair amazing beers with Durango’s famous green chili sauce and test whether or not craft beer can be paired with ziplining.

Dillon Dam Brewery (Dillon) - There's a new beer on tap at Dillon Dam Brewery - "Hopweizen White IPA". It's hopped like an IPA, brewed with oranges and grapefruit, and fermented with Hefeweizen yeast, but watch out, it packs a punch at 7% ABV. Live Trivia this Wednesday at 9pm, live music on Thursday at 9:30pm too. [100 Little Dam Rd, Dillon, CO]

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Colorado Beer News 071414

Colorado Beer NewsToday is International Nude Day. This so-called holiday was started in New Zealand and is a day to celebrate your skin, being in it and proudly showing it off - no matter what you look like. Granted, the folks in New Zealand may have a place where being nude in public is OK, but here in the states, you'd better use discretion if you feel like celebrating this holiday. Best to stock up on beer first, take it home and then have your own private celebration of International Nude Day. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, July 14th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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

Metro Denver

Coda Brewing Co (Aurora) - Their Belgian-style Wit 10 is almost ready and will be on tap starting next week. And with that, you can expect to see some tap room exclusives including a Citra Wit and a Hibiscus Wit coming soon after. Check out Coda Brewing at the Stapleton Beer Fest this weekend too. [2101 N Ursula Ct, Aurora, CO]

Golden Craft Beer Train (Golden) - Railroads have been transporting beer out of Golden for decades. Some of Colorado’s best brews have been placed in refrigerator cars, known as “reefers,” and delivered throughout the United States. Celebrate the history and heritage of beer in Golden and Colorado at the Golden Craft Beer Train on Saturday, August 9 from 12:00 to 4:00PM at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Sample beer from 4 local-based craft breweries, grab a bite to eat from local food trucks and enjoy live music as you explore the Museum’s 15-acre rail yard. And, don’t miss the opportunity to catch a ride behind their historic steam locomotive in vintage passenger cars. Breweries include: Barrels & Bottles Brewery, Cannonball Creek Brewing Company, Brewery Rickoli, and AC Golden Brewing Company. Tickets and more info on the official website.

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

4th Annual United Tastes of Belgium 2014 (Denver) - This Saturday at Wynkoop Brewing in Denver LoDo fro 12:30pm to 4:00pm is one of the best Belgian-style-only beer fests around. Over 30 breweries will be on hand to show off their Belgian specialties. From wild ales and saisons to barrel-aged one-offs and vintage quads - it's a celebration of Belgium's finest. The fest will also feature tastings of chocolate and cheese. Tickets are going fast ($30 limited pre-sale). [18th & Wynkoop, Denver, CO]

38 State Brewing Co (Littleton) - Today officially marks the beginning of their 7-day a week business hours. Their new hours are now: Mondays - Thursdays 2pm to 10pm, Fridays & Saturdays 12pm to 10pm, and Sundays 2pm to 10pm. [8071 S Broadway, Suite A, Littleton, CO]

Cannonball Creek Brewing Co (Golden) - It's golden and magnificent - it's "Trippel Danny" and it hits the tapwell today at 3:00pm. Stop in for a glass and see for yourself. [393 N Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

Boulder County

Powder Keg Brewing Co (Niwot) - After a successful soft-opening over the weekend, Powder Keg Brewing Company is now officially open for business 7 days a week from 2pm to 9pm daily (unless posted otherwise). They can stay open til 10pm at the bartenders discretion. Stop in and visit Niwot's newest brewery. They serve not only their own beer, but also several guest beers as well. [101 2nd Ave, Niwot, CO]

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - Today the brewery will be closed for their 1st annual employee appreciation day. They are out having lots of fun. They will return tomorrow. Stay thirsty!

Oskar Blues Tasty Weasel (Longmont) - In case your looking for something different to try for your Monday, head on over to the Tasty Weasel Taproom at Oskar Blues in Loveland. Today's specialty brews include "REEB Rye'd Rye IPA", Nitro G'Knight, Nitro Full Pint Strong Ale, Priscilla Wheat, Yorkshire Dales, Vienna Lager, and Freedom Tickler Saison. Your Monday just got better! [1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO]

Finkel & Garf Brewing Co (Boulder) - Today is the Grand Opening of Finkel & Garf Brewing Company in Boulder. The doors will open at 3pm. Expected beers on tap include a Cream Ale, an IPA, a Pale Ale, a Dark Cream Ale, a Wheat Ale and a couple more surprises - 11 beers on tap total! Their 15-bbl brewhouse is also busy finishing up a Lager that will be available in a week or two. Stop in today and check out the Gunbarrel area's newest craft brewery! [5455 Spine Rd, Suite A, Boulder, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co (Longmont) - Pucker up! This Saturday, July 19th starting at 12pm only in the Left hand tasting room you can be one of the very few who get a taste of their incredibly limited Left Hand Brewing Sour Ale. Sour lovers won't want to miss this return of their rare brew. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Northern Colorado

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Under the category of "Things to Look Forward To" - Verboten Brewing‬ and Wilbur's Total Beverage (Ft. Collins) have teamed up to release a one time beer! Wilbur's hand selects bourbon from barrels, they then sell that bourbon in store. Verboten Brewing then got one of those empty hand select barrels and went into it with their 2014 World Beer Cup silver medal winner, Pure Imagination Oatmeal Stout! When? Where? How much? Stay tuned for further details! #SuchATease - Also, their "Mountain Man Imperial Dark Rye Ale" aged in bourbon barrels will return in bottles on August 16th. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - Seeing how it's Monday, the taproom is offering up Two Dollars Off on growler fills today. They'll stay open late til 11pm just to ensure you can stop by and get one filled for you. (Offer good Sundays and Mondays). [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Wiley Roots Brewing Co (Greeley) - A reminder that this Saturday, July 19th is Wiley Roots' One Year Anniversary Party from 2pm to 11pm. They will be tapping a limited batch of "Rocky Mountain Hideout", a barrel-aged Chocolate Porter. In addition, they'll have awesome wings from Wing Shack and live music in the evening. Business hours this week: Wednesday to Friday 3pm to 11pm, Saturday 2pm - 11pm and Sunday 2pm - 8pm. [625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

Gnarly Barley Brew Festival (Loveland) - The 2014 Gnarly Barley is coming up August 2nd. But first, on Friday August 1st at 6pm is the Gnarly Barley Brewmaster Dinner at The Ranch Grill on the 4th floor of the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland. Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to this dinner. Join in for delicious food pairings from Ovations and selections of flavorful beers from Black Bottle Brewery! Contest begins 7/14 and ends 7/17 at 10am. Two winners will be selected at random and notified. Enter for your chance to win online on their website! For more info, visit

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Mark your calenders for Saturday, July 26th as Grimm Bros is going to celebrate their 4th anniversary in style! They will be releasing a special anniversary beer (more info to come). Kiwanis will be hosting a BBQ competition (spots still available to compete) as well as cooking up burgers and brats from Bull & Boar. They will have limited edition anniversary mugs and will be even giving away free beer for a year. Live music too. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Paradox Beer Co (Woodland Park) Here's a beer worth waiting for. Coming in late-July will be their Palisade Peach Sour, an ale aged over a year in French Chardonnay barrels. #PuckerUp [106 E Village Terrace Suite 100, Woodland Park, CO]

Mountains and West

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co (Edwards) - You've enjoyed it in 22oz bottles and draft, and now you can get their popular juniper berry spiced "Old Soul Belgian Style Ale" in 12oz cans as well! They've just completed a big canning run with Old Soul. Look for cans of this beer in stores near you very soon! [439 Edwards Access Rd, B-102, Edwards, CO]

Ska Brewing (Durango) - This Saturday starting at 5:30pm in Buckley Park in Durango - come drink beer, eat tacos and shake yer ass. It's KSUT's "Party in the Park" featuring live music from LA based Todo Mundo. Wine from Guy Drew Vineyards of Cortez will also be available.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Colorado Beer Releases July 7-13, 2014

Colorado Beer Releases
Enjoying your Summer yet? Colorado craft beer makes Summer even better. 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 235+ breweries here in Colorado. Summertime has started, beer fests are in full swing and it's time for lighter, more refreshing seasonal beers to enjoy. Summer seasonals are now being released and some Fall seasonals are being brewed - seek one out at a craft brewery near you. Please note that some of these releases are firkins or specialty kegs and may already be gone.

Colorado Beer Releases - July 7-13, 2014

1933 Brewing - Blackberry Wheat - July 11th.

4 Noses Brewing - Russian Imperial Stout - returns July 12th.
4 Noses Brewing - Whole Grain Lager - July 12th.
4 Noses Brewing - One Point Five IPA - July 12th.
4 Noses Brewing - Porter July 12th.

Arvada Beer Co - BLR Strawberry Golden - July 10th.

Arvada Beer Co - Watertower Wheat - returns July 11th.

Aspen Brewing - Belgian Farmhouse Saison - bottle release - July 13th.

Berthoud Brewing - Crazy Farmer Capsaicin Ale - 12 gallon batch - July 11th.

Blue Spruce Brewing - American IPA (7.2% ABV 70 IBU) - July 8th.

Brewery Rickoli - Quicher Bichen - mellow strong golden ale - returns July 10th.

BRU Boulder - Arium Dubbel (8.4% ABV) - July 12th.

Butcherknife Brewing - Simultaneous Saison - July 12th.

CAUTION: Brewing - Card Your Mom Saison - returns July 11th.
CAUTION Brewing (West) - Coffee Hippity - firkin - July 11th 5pm.

Coda Brewing - Orange County Suite - Citra hop IPA - July 8th.
Coda Brewing - Navel IPA - fruit IPA - July 11th.
Coda Brewing - Grapefruit IPA - fruit IPA - July 11th.
Coda Brewing - Pineapple IPA - fruit IPA - July 11th.
Coda Brewing - Clementine IPA - fruit IPA - July 11th.

CooperSmith's Brewing - What-A-Melon Wheat - returns July 12th.

Copper Kettle Brewing - Cucumber Saison - cask - July 9th.
Copper Kettle Brewing - Cherry Limeade IPA - July 13th.

Crazy Mountain Brewing - Hookiebobb IPA w/peaches & orange peel firkin - July 11th 3pm.

Dad & Dude's Breweria - Diggity Dank Imperial IPA (9% ABV) - July 12th.

Denver Beer Co - NICE ABV's Double IPA - July 12th.

Dillon Dam Brewery - Strawberry Rhubarb Hefeweizen - July 8th.

Dry Dock Brewing - HMS Bounty w/Sriracha-tossed Roasted Pecans - July 11th 3pm.
Dry Dock Brewing - Pilsner - July 12th.

Echo Brewing - Munich Helles - July 9th.
Echo Brewing - Raspberry wheat - July 9th.
Echo Brewing - Simultaneous Saison - July 12th.

Elk Mountain Brewing - Extra-Hop IPA - firkin - July 9th.

Epic Brewing - "Wild" Brainless on Peaches - blended sour ale - draft only - July 10th.

Front Range Brewing - Lime Gose - small batch - July 9th.
Front Range Brewing - Belgian IPA - small batch - July 9th.
Front Range Brewing - Tripel - bottles & draft - July 10th.

Funkwerks - Saison w/Crystal Hops - randall option #1 - July 8th.
Funkwerks - Tropic King w/hibiscus & cocoa nibs - randall option #2 - July 8th.

Great Storm Brewing - Unorthodox Belgian Tripel (nitro) - July 12th.

Grimm Brothers - Mesquite Wood Little Red Cap - firkin - July 11th.
Grimm Brothers/Weiz Guys - Weiz Folks - Schwarz Weizen - July 12th 12pm.

High Hops Brewery - EnBSB - English Style ESB - firkin - July 9th 5pm.

Hogshead Brewery - SUPER SESH - Session IPA - July 10th - 2nd Anniversary.

Jagged Mountain - Isabella Bird Imperial Pale Mild - returns July 12th.

Kannah Creek Brewing - Simultaneous Saison - July 12th.

Living the Dream Brewing - South Island Wit - July 12th Grand Opening.
Living the Dream Brewing - Empty Trophy Case Pale - dry hopped - July 12th Grand Opening.
Living the Dream Brewing - Stubborn Monk Belgian Dubbel - July 12th Grand Opening.
Living the Dream Brewing - Rappellin' Down Brown - molasses brown - July 12th Grand Opening.
Living the Dream Brewing - Helluva Caucasian Cream Stout - July 12th Grand Opening.

Lone Tree Brewing - Summer Siesta Mexican Lager - July 9th.

Odd13 Brewing - Conan the Red - small batch - July 9th 5pm.
Odd13 Brewing - Cream Ale - July 10th.
Odd13 Brewing - Baltic Porter - July 10th.
Odell Brewing - Fifty Niner Brett Golden Ale - July 11th.

Pateros Creek Brewing - Sky.PA - wine oak IPA - small batch - July 9th 5pm.
Pateros Creek Brewing - Bourbon Apricot Porter - Outlaw tap - July 10th.

Phantom Canyon Brewing - Mikey's Backpack - Leipziger-style Gose - July 7th.

Pikes Peak Brewing - Simultaneous Saison - July 12th.

Powder Keg Brewing - Saison - July 12th - official opening.
Powder Keg Brewing - India Pale Ale - July 12th - official opening.
Powder Keg Brewing - Oatmeal Stout - July 12th - official opening.

Renegade Brewing - Alpha Maiden - India Wheat Ale - bottle release - July 12th.

Riff Raff Brewing - Black Cherry Porter - July 7th.

River North Brewery - Oud Bruin - 5 gallon batch - July 9th 3pm.

Roaring Fork Beer - Cherry Raspberry Saison - randall - July 11th only.

Rock Bottom (Colo. Springs) - Summer Honey Ale - July 8th.
Rock Bottom (Denver) - American Dream - IPA - July 2nd 6pm.
Rock Bottom (Denver) - Summer Honey Ale - July 9th 6pm.

Sanitas Brewing - General Admission IPA - July 10th.

Storm Peak Brewing - Belgian Pale - July 7th.

Strange Craft - Simultaneous Saison July 12th.

Trinity Brewing - Farmhouse Soleil Saison d'été - summer seasonal - July 11th 5pm.

Twelve Degree Brewing - Foxx Rougge - dark strong ale - returns July 11th.
Twelve Degree Brewing - Midnight Fog - quadrupel ale - returns July 11th.
Twelve Degree Brewing - Legal Nelson - Belgian-style golden - returns July 11th.

Upslope Brewing - Belgian Blackberry Strong (10% ABV) - July 9th.

Verboten Brewing - Stand Up Philosopher - Double IPA (8.8% ABV 100 IBU) - July 9th.

Very Nice Brewing - Simultaneous Saison - July 12th.

Wit's End - Ambition - black coffee stout - July 11th 2pm.

Yak & Yeti - Clove Wheat - single keg - July 9th 4pm.

Related articles:
- Colorado Beer Releases June 30 - July 6, 2014.
- Colorado Beer Releases June 23-29, 2014.
- Colorado Beer Releases June 16-22, 2014.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Colorado Beer News 071114

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Convenience Store Day. It was on this day back in 1927 that the first 7-11 opened, and ever since America has been getting gas, drinks and snacks quickly on the go. Don't forget, many 7-11s are offering a free Slurpee today in honor of this day. Unfortunately (or is that fortunately) you can't buy anything but 3.2 beer at Colorado convenience stores, so be sure to stop at your local liquor store to stock up on craft beer for the weekend. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, July 11th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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

Metro Denver

Living The Dream Brewing (Littleton) - Living The Dream Brewing is opening their doors to the brewery and onsite taproom on Saturday July 12th at 2pm. They will open with 5 beers on tap, the opening lineup of beer includes the South Island Wit, Empty Trophy Case Pale, Stubborn Monk Belgian Dubbel, Rappelin' Down Brown and Helluva Caucasian Cream Stout. You'll love the ski and snowboard motif of their bar. Opening weekend hours: Saturday July 12th 2pm - 10pm, Sunday July 13th 2pm - 9pm. Regular hours will begin on Thursday, July 17th, 2014. Thursdays 1pm-8pm, Fridays & Saturdays 1pm-10pm, Sundays 1pm-8pm. Visit for the latest details, information on their Mug Club & to be added to the brewery email distribution list. [12305 Dumont Way Unit A, Littleton, CO]

Westminster Brewing Co (Westminster) - New beers and activities! A summer-seasonal version of the American Pale is now on tap! Golden hues, crisp aroma and smooth flavor are in good balance. Stop in and enjoy it today! Along with their standards, cask ales are also available, offering the European finish and full, rich beer flavor to shine through. Featuring the 1066 (English Bitter), Moses (Chocolate Porter), Irish Ale and Cain (Black IPA). Happy Hours (open-6 pm M-F, all-day Sun.) save $1-off of 20-oz. Proper Pints and only $10 growler fills! Plus, check out the new outdoor corn hole set and play popular pub card and board games, with your friends! Special musical performance this Friday, Big Paddy, 7:00 pm.-close, performing popular Irish rock and traditional folk ditties with their unique twist. Join the fun, beginning this Friday, at the Westminster Brewing Co! [7655 W 108th Ave, Unit 600, Westminster, CO]

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

The Colorado Keg House (Broomfield) - There's a new craft beer drinking establishment opening today in Broomfield that has 75 taps of Colorado beers! Officially, this is a sports bar that focuses primarily on Colorado craft beer. They've got 30 TVs and a lounge area with couches and a fireplace. They will offer a limited food menu, but also encourage their guests to bring in their own food or to order from their favorite delivery spot. They'll also have a small selection of Colorado wines, but won't have any hard alcohol. Come enjoy a beer and watch your favorite teams play. [8001 Arista Pl Unit 110, Broomfield, CO]

Golden City Brewery (Golden) - When you can't go to the beach, have the beach come to you! On July 21st, Golden City Brewery will host their "Beachless Beach Party". There will be plenty of beer, beach activities, live music from the Jeremy Steding Band and a food truck. Wear your beach gear and party from open til close! [920 12th St, Golden, CO]

Biergarten Festival (Morrison) - Come join in for the 18th Annual Biergarten Festival in Morrison, Colorado July 11th through the 13th! This family-friendly cultural event offers traditional German food, entertainment, live music, dance groups (Schuhplattler) and of course beer. The event is open to the public and provides an atmosphere of German summer family time together, reminiscent of the times families spent in the Biergarten throughout Germany. Make sure to sign up for their Bratwurst eating contest, which will take place on Saturday, July 12th! Again in 2014, the event will offer games and activities for the children as well as the popular Frühschoppen on Sunday morning, July 13th. To sign up as a volunteer for FREE entry, to check out the entertainment schedule or get specific directions please visit their website at

Colorado Irish Festival (Littleton) - Come to the 20th annual event in Clement Park July 11-13, 2014. Held in the heather of Clement Park in Littleton, with a backdrop of the Rocky Mountain Highlands, the Colorado Irish Festival celebrates all that is Green. This eclectic gathering of tens of thousands is known throughout the west for its outrageous display of kilts and bagpipes; Gaelic sports and Irish step dancing; and the best Irish rock and classic music this side of the Emerald Isle. The 2014 line up promises to be a memorable weekend of great entertainment. If you thought St. Patty's was fun, imagine 3 days of non-stop celebration. Check out The Paddy'O - a private, members only area that anyone 21 years of age and older can join. The Paddy 'O is a fun, raucous place for you and your friends to relax away from the crowds. You will enjoy no lines for drinks, tickets, or the privy! Relax in a private tent providing shade, your own private viewing area of the main stage, food for purchase, and a private bar! Must be 21 yrs. or older. Tickets Limited! Website:

Breckenridge Brewery (Denver) - Breckenridge Brewery is celebrating its 24th Anniversary with a Hootenanny! On Saturday, July 12th from 11am to close, the brewery will host its annual Street Party and Pig Roast. Tickets are ALL INCLUSIVE of two stages of music, a meal from the BBQ pig roast, and the full lineup of Breckenridge Brewery beers, including tastings from their Pilot Brewery and Rare Beer Cellar. Get tix online today and save $5 off the gate price. Live music from 6 different bands! $15 Tickets are available for Designated Drivers and Attendees Under 21 Years of Age. No pets allowed. They encourage public transit, taxis, walking, & biking. Bike racks will be available to lock up your rides. Tickets are available for a limited time at: [471 Kalamath St, Denver, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing Co (Aurora) - Stop in today at 3pm for another awesome Friday Firkin. Today's firkin is their HMS Bounty with Sriracha tossed Roasted Pecans. Also, coming up on Sunday, July 27th at noon, Dry Dock will tap a new collaboration beer that they did along with Aurora Firefighter's Local 1290 - Big John's Sweet Tea IPA. Proceeds from this beer will benefit the Firefighters of Aurora Benevolent Fund. [15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Lots going on in Historic Olde Town Arvada this weekend. Today they release Water Tower Wheat, a German-style weiss beer. Tomorrow from 4:30pm to 10pm it's 2nd Saturday Street Fest, and Sunday with 18 bands from 12 to 8pm it's Blues & BBQ for Better Housing! Be there for these great events! 12 beers on tap this weekend. [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Blue Spruce Brewing (Centennial) - Happy Hour is awaiting you and your friends at Blue Spruce Brewing. New Happy Hours are 3pm-6pm. Come on in to get $1 off all beers and select appetizers. [4151 E County Line Rd, Unit G, Centennial, CO]

Epic Brewing Co (Denver) - Epic Brewing is releasing a beer that was the result of an accident. A recent large batch of Brainless on Peaches started souring in barrels and they picked the best of this batch and blended it and created a new "Wild" Brainless on Peaches beer. This “magically sour, once in a lifetime, likely never to be reproduced beer” will only be available on draft in very small quantities and distributed to key accounts. If you are a fan of sour beers and have the opportunity to sample this “Beautiful Disaster” they highly recommend you do. Not available in Utah due to their laws. [3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Today's fresh beer tappings include: Hottenroth from The Bruery and Pork Chops from Black Bottle Brewery. Let them tap one for you. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Hogshead Brewery (Denver) - What's pouring at their big 2nd anniversary week event? Check out this lineup of beers: East India Porter, Lake Lightning (many dry-hop varieties), Window Licker Barleywine, Return of Downtown Julie Brown (cask), Old Burton Extra Old Ale, Divine Right Russian Imperial Stout, Oak-aged Double Chin Wag ESB, Beer from the Wood, Super Sesh session brew, John Shaft Porter w/cocoa nibs, and several editions of their Pale Ale. The celebration lasts all weekend. [4460 W 29th Ave, Denver, CO]

38 State Brewing Co (Littleton) - It's Friday! It's hot and you're thirsty! Get on down to 38 State today and enjoy some quality suds - frosty and ready to be had. Four styles today including our brand new Home Wrecker Belgium Dubbel, Great Plains Scottish, 1/2 Mowed Lawn Saison, and Stars & Stripes Red IPA. La Casita at 4:00 and cold brews all day and night. Skip out of work early if you can. [8071 S Broadway Suite A, Littleton, CO]

Diebolt Brewing (Denver) - Here's a truly unique event. Diebolt Brewing is the sole beer sponsor of the 4th annual Highland Running of the Bulls this Saturday, July 12th at 9:00am. Inspired by the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain we bring you the 4th Annual Highland Running of the Bulls, where you will attempt to outrun members of the Rocky Mountain RollerGirls team wielding whiffle ball bats. *Race at your own risk. It will be a day of celebration for those who are able to escape the onslaught of the Rocky Mountain RollerGirls, and will raise money for Tennyson Center for Children, who's aim is to "work with children, youth, and their families to overcome a variety of life crises, including abuse and neglect." Join us for a day of celebration, and support Tennyson Center for Children in our local community. Be sure to dress in all white and wear a red accent, just like they do in Pamplona. Post race festivities will include music, food, drinks (BEER!), dancing, and general celebration. Mark your calendars for the 1k run (that's not a typo) on July 12th, 2014 at 9am. [Event at: 32nd Ave & Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Coda Brewing Co (Aurora) - The new taps just keep coming! Tapping today are the Gang of Four Fruit IPAs: Navel IPA, Grapefruit IPA, Pineapple IPA and Clementine IPA. Nine taps in total this weekend. Hop heads will want to sample off 4 IPAs for sure. [2101 N Ursula Ct, Aurora, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing (Lakewood & Denver) - ‪‎Happy Friday‬. CAUTION welcomes back Chow Down food truck to CAUTION: West, the return of "Card Your Mom Saison" to both tap rooms. Plus there's a Coffee Hippity firkin to be tapped at West around 5pm! Come join in for great beers and great friends at CAUTION: on this nice Friday! ‪#‎partywithcaution‬ [West: 1057 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood - East: 12445 E 39th Ave, Unit 314 Denver, CO]

Wit's End Brewing Co (Denver) - Now back on tap - "Ambition", their black coffee stout. Plus, Pride of Philly Cheesesteaks will also be on site tonight. Open 2pm to 8pm tonight. [2505 W 2nd Ave, Unit #13, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Sanitas Brewing Co (Boulder) - [PRESS RELEASE] In their first ten months of operation, Sanitas Brewing Company has made everything from Saisons and English Mild Ales to Espresso Stouts and Sour Ales. But for the first time, the brewers at Sanitas are set to release an American IPA. “From the beginning we committed to Sanitas Black IPA as our flagship spin on the India Pale Ale,” explains co-founder Zach Nichols, “but our entire staff has been craving a super hoppy American IPA for a while, so we spent a few months working on the recipe for General Admission IPA and have been counting down the days until we can finally enjoy a pint of it.” Coined "General Admission IPA" in reference to the brewery’s inaugural music festival, Sanitas Fest, which will take place at their property on July 26th, Sanitas’ foray into the IPA exudes massive amounts of fruity, punchy hop aroma. Nearly 4 pounds of hops per barrel, a huge amount by most standards, contributes overtones of pink grapefruit, passion fruit, and fresh pine to the flavor. A special hopping method in which the vast majority of hops are added in the last 10 minutes of the boil insures a pronounced bitterness and over-the-top aroma to the 7.7% ABV IPA. A unique dry hop blend of varieties from around the world rounds out a vibrant IPA experience. Sanitas Brewing Co. tapped General Admission IPA on Thursday, July 10th in their Tap Room. Limited kegs will make it to premier beer bars in the Boulder area. [3550 Frontier Ave, Suite A, Boulder, CO]

Powder Keg Brewing Co (Niwot) - Last night was the 1st soft opening for this new brewery in Niwot, Colorado. They plan to open for real this Saturday, July 12th. They'll start off with a limited beer and food menu and increase their offerings as they are able. Expected beers to be on tap include: a Saison, an India Pale Ale, and an Oatmeal Stout as well as several guest beers from Firestone Walker, Crooked Stave, Dogfish Head and neighbor brewer Bootstrap Brewing. Powder Keg got it's name from originally looking in the Gunbarrel area for a location. Most of their beer styles will be American and Belgian. Come check them out this weekend. [101 Second Ave, Niwot, CO]

Echo Brewing (Frederick) - TGIF and the Echo beer patio is open today! They have their Munich Helles and Razz Raspberry Wheat back on tap for this weekend. The Car Show is set for tomorrow, July 12th and shopey's Sandwiches food truck will be there tonight from 5-9pm. [5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO]

12 Degree Brewing (Louisville) - 12 Degree is excited to be pouring three of their favorites once again! Back on tap, Foxx Rougge, a dark strong ale, is deep amber in color with notes of caramel, fig, and raisins (8.5% abv). Midnight Fog, a quadrupel ale, is dark and strong with notes of molasses, chocolate and a hint of bitter orange peel (9.6% abv). And - Legal Nelson is also back on tap, a hoppy Belgian golden ale brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops (7% abv). Spend part of your weekend in Louisville. 11 beers on tap! [820 Main St, Louisville, CO]

Finkel & Garf Brewing Co (Boulder) - The brewery opening parade continues in Colorado with the 36th brewery to open in Colorado this year so far. Finkel & Garf Brewing Company plans to open its doors for the first time this Monday, July 14th from 3pm to 9pm. They plan to have several beers on tap including: a Lager, a Cream Ale, an IPA, a Pale Ale, a Dark Cream Ale, a Wheat and more! [5455 Spine Rd, Suite A, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Join in July 26th starting at 11am as they celebrate Grimm Brothers 4th Anniversary with a BBQ Competition and beer garden. The competition is open to anyone and you can register at There will be divisions for ribs, chicken, pork, and brisket with cash prizes going to the winners. All proceeds will go to support the efforts of the Loveland, Big Thompson, Kiwanis Club. Food will be provided for sale as well as to sample and Grimm Brothers Brewhouse will be tapping several specialty beers to celebrate the event. Also as in previous years a limited edition Anniversary stein will be available to purchase. Last year’s sold out minutes after the event started. The event will take place in the Grimm Brothers taproom as well as the adjoining parking lot. [623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands & Brews (Loveland) - Take a trip to downtown Loveland July 11 & 12 for mouth watering BBQ, award-winning brews and live music - new band every hour. Other activities include shopping marketplace, amusements, car show (Saturday only) and welded art & assemblage show. The fun starts at 3pm today. More info at:

Berthoud Brewing Co (Berthoud) - Time for another Friday Firkin! Today they'll be tapping a 12 gallon firkin of "Crazy Farmer Capsaicin Ale". The tapping starts at 5:00pm. Come get crazy until the tap runs dry at Berthoud's newest brewery. [450 8th St, Suite B, Berthoud, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Their Blackberry Wheat beer is getting tapped today. It's a highly sessionable 4.5% ABV 8 IBU brew and was made with 60 pounds of fresh pureed blackberries. They will be open from noon to 9pm today, stop in and refresh yourself with a cool beer. Love music from White Bird from 5-8pm and food from The Patty Wagon starting around 3pm. [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Earlier this month, Verboten Brewing was the subject of filming in an upcoming web series called "Microbrew Madness which will launch this September during Oktoberfest season. Verboten was one of 16 craft breweries that will be featured and one of two Colorado breweries to be highlighted. When specific dates for the show are announced they will be sure to pass it along. Cheers to Colorado craft breweries! [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - The brewery will open early on Saturday at 11:00am so you can get your Aleworks fix before attending the Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands & Brews tomorrow. If you don't want to stand in long lines for beer at the fest, stop over and enjoy the shade in their taproom and a big selection of craft brews. Tonight, The Road Grill food truck will be outside in case you don't want BBQ. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - 10 beers on tap tonight and live music from 6-9pm from Brad Murphey & Eric Wiggs. Beers on tap this weekend include: Cowboy's Golden, Harley's Ol' One Eye Honey Wheat, 6 Shooter Pale, Red Necktar, Revolver IPA, All American IPA, Bandit Brown, Night Watchman, Chili The Kid, and Dead or Alive. Happy Hour on Fridays from 4pm to 6pm. in other news, City Star also just won three medals in the recent 2014 U.S. Open Beer Championship for their Night Watchman (gold), Harley's Ol' One Eye Honey Wheat (silver) and 6 Shooter English pale ale (bronze). The awards just keep on coming! [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Southern Front Range

Trinity Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Tonight at 5pm Trinity is releasing Farmhouse Soleil, Saison d'été. Inspired by sunlight, this Saison has a toasty and dry malt profile followed by a surprisingly even body. They switched up the hops on this beer, using American Grown Simcoe producing a passion fruit flavor intertwined perfectly with lemon and lime fruits, while finishing spicy/dry from both a ginger and green peppercorn addition. Rare. 6.0% ABV. [1466 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Butcherknife Brewing Co (Steamboat Springs) - [PRESS RELEASE] A month after beginning wholesale sales, Butcherknife Brewing Company has launched four wholesale beer varieties and successfully opened the Brewery Tap Room. The Tap Room is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 noon until 8pm. Butcherknife has delivered kegs of the Blonde X, a 4.2% ABV American Blonde Ale, The Amputator, a 7.2% ABV American IPA, and The Bridge, a 4.5% ABV Belgian Specialty Ale. Next week sales of the Simultaneous Saison (5.1% ABV) begin. Exclusive Tap Room offerings include a Bourbon barrel-aged Bridge and a Belgian variation of the Blonde X – only available until current limited quantities run out. Butcherknife plans to distribute over 1000 barrels of beer in its first 12 months of operation, with plenty of room to grow and a strong plan for growth going forward. Though draft-only for now, the company intends to begin packaging its most popular varieties in cans before those first 12 months are up. Butcherknife will produce and package beer for sale across the state. [2875 Elk River Rd, Steamboat Springs, CO]

Ska Brewing Co (Durango) and Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - [PRESS RELEASE] On Monday, July 21st owners and representatives from six of Colorado’s leading craft breweries will depart on the ride of a lifetime for the sixth year in a row. Commencing at Avery Brewing Co. in Boulder, CO and culminating at Ska Brewing Co. in Durango, the annual Tour De BoulDurango is a five day, 426 mile road bike ride through some of Colorado’s steepest and most grueling road terrain. This year’s venture features riders from Avery, Ska, Boulder Beer, Left Hand, Oskar Blues, and Great Divide breweries. Out of the gate the tour will call for a 109 mile ride through Golden and over Loveland Pass before descending onto Breckenridge Brewery. As day one concludes it is likely the riders will reflect on all of the pedaling still to come. “As busy as we all are, I think it’s good to get out in the Colorado hills with some of the state’s brewing pioneers and share a few ideas, as well as a few beers,” says Adam Avery of Avery Brewing Co. “Collectively, we have hundreds of years of brewing experience amongst us—good ideas are bound to take root at some point before delirium takes over toward the end of the week” Friday will mark the final stage of the ride from Ouray, over three mountain passes, and into Durango. The cycling brewers are scheduled to arrive at Ska Brewing Co. at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 25th. The ride culminates with Finish Fest, a finish line celebration featuring beers from all of the participating brewers as well as the collaboration brew, Wheelsucker Wheat. “This year we are really trying to encourage interaction and community involvement statewide” says Dave Thibodeau, President and Co-Founder of Ska Brewing Company, “Whether that means joining the riders for a beer at the end-of-day watering holes or helping us rustle up some coin for Bicycle Colorado. We have some new toys this year that will make it easy for all the pedal heads and beer drinkers to join in.” The brewers will be using Insta-Mapper GPS tracking software making it possible for anyone, anywhere along the route to join the riders, cheer them on, or see when it’s time to head to the pub. Bicycle Colorado, an organization dedicated to building a bicycle friendly Colorado is the beneficiary of Tour De BoulDurango and is cited by the League of American Bicyclists as the model organization for the country’s forty nine other states. [225 Girard St, Durango, CO]

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co (Edwards) - Today is Firkin Friday! At 3pm, they will be tapping a fresh firkin of Hookiebobb IPA infused with Palisade peaches and Clementine orange peels. Goblets are just $3. Stop by and taste summer in a glass! [439 Edwards Access Rd, B-102, Edwards, CO]

Roaring Fork Beer Co (Carbondale) - For Friday they have a special infusion on the Randall. It's a Cherry Raspberry Saison, made with local cherries and raspberries from Paonia. One night only so get some tonight. [1941 Dolores Way, Carbondale, CO]

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

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Colorado Beer NewsToday is Don't Step On A Bee Day. Think about it. Bees are responsible for pollinating our trees and flowers and many plants we use for food. Without them we'd have a lot less fruit and vegetables. Bees also make honey, which in turn helps make mead and braggots. We wouldn't want to lose that would we? Besides, you might just get stung if you do. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, July 10th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Hogshead Brewery (Denver) - Hogshead Brewery is turning 2! Their 2nd anniversary kicks off today. Come on down and "crush" some cask conditioned beer along with some BBQ! Big Country BBQ will be here today through Sunday serving up some of the best BBQ in Colorado. Hogshead will be serving up a fireworks display of fine, English ales including a 2-year vertical of their infamous Window Licker Barleywine, oak-aged Double Chin Wag ESB, East India Porter, Old Burton Extra, Divine Right Russian Imperial Shaft, and the John Shaft Gilpin Black Gold Porter, just to name a few. Of course, first year anniversary IPA will be on as well as this year's SUPER SESH session IPA! [4460 W 29th Ave, Denver, CO]

Great American Beer Festival (Denver) - OK boys and girls, pay attention. It's time to start thinking about grabbing your 2014 GABF tickets. The tickets are expected to go on sale July 29th @ 10am MDT for Brewers Association/AHA members and on July 30th 10am MDT for the General public. If you want to join the AHA to get access to early tickets you must join by July 20th 12am. Better save up for this as ticket prices are expected to top $80 plus Ticketmaster fees. The 2014 GABF will take place at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver October 2-4, 2014 and will be bigger and better than ever (let's hope). More info: [700 14th St, Denver, CO]

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Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Denver) - This Saturday, July 12th, Jagged Mountain will release their Isabella Bird Imperial Pale Mild. Later this month, they will also release "Voodoo Goat Barleywine" on July 22nd, and "BrettBagger", a barrel-aged Brettanomyces version of PeakBagger Imperial White IPA on July 29th. BrettBagger was a collaboration along with Dragonmead and Kuhnhenn breweries. [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - What's new on tap today? They've got Funkworks' Sorachi Ace and also El Guapo from Dry Dock Brewing. Pair those with a slice of pizza pie. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Owner/brewer Cary was playing around and decided to bring out 2 beers today for the Brewers Limited Reserve. Butter Pecan Brown on Nitro and Strawberry Golden Ale! Come get them while they last! [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

38 State Brewing Co (Littleton) - Starting on Monday, July 14th, they'll have new business hours. They will be pouring pints of delicious brew seven days a week: Monday-Thursday, 2pm-10pm, Friday-Saturday, Noon-10pm, and Noon-8pm on Sunday. Tell your friends, your family, and the guy down the street. Life in Littleton just got a little bit better! [8071 S Broadway, Suite A, Littleton, CO]

Breckenridge Brewery (Denver) - Don't forget Breck's 24th Anniversary Hootenanny this Saturday, July 12th. This will be their FINAL party at their Kalamath Street location. Next year they'll host it from their new HQ in Littleton, CO. [471 Kalamath St, Denver, CO]

Brewery Rickoli (Wheat Ridge) - Quit your bitchin! No, seriously Quit your bitchin (aka Quicher Bichen) is back on tap tonight. This favorite 8.0% ABV mellow strong golden ale is back. The bad news is that their food truck can't make it tonight, so bring your own food in tonight. [4335 Wadsworth Blvd, Wheat Ridge, CO]

Epic Brewing (Denver) - Just tapped at 4pm - a fresh firkin of Escape to Colorado IPA with passion flowers and rose hips. It's $5 a pint, but you can get a free sample first if you like. [3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Coda Brewing Co(Aurora) - The last keg of their Dogcatcher American Red Ale is now on tap. Plus, they've added a small batch of their Pineapple IPA. Also, they're playing Music Video Bingo tonight at 6:30pm. [2101 N Ursula Ct, Aurora, CO]

Boulder County

Front Range Brewing Co (Lafayette) - Stop in and help them finish off the last of the Belgian Pale tonight. When that kicks, they'll tap their new Tripel. Also, the Bluegrass Jam night starts at 7pm. [400 W South Boulder Rd, Suite 1650, Lafayette, CO]

Northern Colorado

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - Come celebrate their belated Grand Opening July 18-20! Friday, July 18th is the date for their official Greeley Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting ceremony for Broken Plow at 3:30pm. They want a lot of people there so that there is a crowd for the official photo. Elements Wood Fired Oven will be on site at 5:30pm that day and Travis Houle will perform live music at 7pm. Then on Sat. July 19th they will once again release "Amber Waves of Grain" Amber Ale. Every hour on the hour they will draw a random number 5 through 10 and for every Nth beer they sell that Nth one is free! Then on Sun. July 20th Free Beer continues. Surprise games and cool prizes will be given. [4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Tomorrow Grimm Bros will be tapping their newest firkin. Following their BBQ theme of July they will be tapping a Mesquite Wood Little Red Cap. You will be "floored" by our new firkin. Also, don't forget their Beer-B-Q for their anniversary on the 26th too. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Freedom's Edge Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Today and every Thursday, get $1 off pints all day long. Stop in, save, and cool off. [224 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - The staff found one last keg of Nelson Sauvin hidden away. They put it on tap today just for you. [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Equinox Brewing (Ft. Collins) - At long last! After weeks of remodeling, they passed their building inspection, health inspection, fire inspection and now their new bar expansion is open! Come check it out. You won't believe the change! [133 Remington St, Ft. Collins, CO] (Photo courtesy Equinox Brewing's Facebook page.

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - There's a new Outlaw beer on tap today. This week: Bourbon Apricot Porter. The sweetness of the apricots blend with the chocolate malt in the porter and finishes with a woody bite from the bourbon oak to create a rich yet refreshing pint! Look for this at the Peach Festival this year. [242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Odell Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Odell Brewing has given $100,000 to Colorado State University's fermentation science program that will be used for equipping the new brewing lab in the Gifford Building on campus. The Odell's have been involved in CSU's program since 2003 and have let students brew on their equipment since 2006. Brewing in college just got a lot better thanks to Odell Brewing. [800 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Today's beer special is $1 off pints of their Five Second Frencher Lemongrass Wit. They've got pizza slices in the taproom starting at 6pm. Come watch a game in the taproom and grab a slice while it lasts. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - FOX31 KDVR TV will be filming LIVE at City Star Brewing in Berthoud Monday morning! Tune in to catch their interview and chat about their Colorado Brewery Cup win. They wish to give a big thank you to all you wonderful supporters for helping make this possible! Also stop in for live music from Dave Tamkin in the taproom from 6-9pm for Thirsty Thursday. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Southern Front Range

Red Leg Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Today the brewery will be closing early in order to host the wedding reception of a Red Leg Brewing family member. Stop back in tomorrow for beer! [4630 Forge Rd, Suite B, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Aspen Brewing Co (Aspen) - Come get some of their Gold medal winning Belgian Farmhouse Saison this Sunday just in time for the World Cup Gold Medal match. Get Happy Hour prices all day Sunday during the soccer game. [304 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO]

BREW Pub & Kitchen (Durango) - Last week, BREW released a new brew on tap: "Lou", an amber ale. It pairs well with their new sandwich special today: Blackened Chicken on marbled rye. Stop in and pair a beer with your meal. [117 W College Dr, Durango, CO]

Steamworks Brewing Co (Durango) - Thanks to all the help from locals and visitors, Steamworks and Ska Brewing were able to donate a $1,000.00 check to Mercy Health Foundation for Hospice today from sales of their Faceplant Ale "joint effort" during Memorial Day. Thanks to all who helped in this cause by drinking beer!

Colorado Brewers Rendezvous (Salida) - Don't forget that this Saturday, July 12th is the 18th annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous. Beers from 75 Colorado-only breweries will be poured from this massive gathering in Riverside Park starting at 1pm (rain or shine). This is a great opportunity to sample some of the best craft beers Colorado has to offer.


Laramie Brewfest (Laramie) - In a rare out-of-state mention, several Colorado breweries along with many regional breweries will be pouring their beers this weekend at the Laramie Brewfest in Wyoming. The event will be held in Depot Park in Downtown Laramie from 1pm to 6pm. Cost is $35 at the gate. Beer competitions, music and food will also be available. More info at

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