Friday, November 28, 2014

Colorado Beer News 112814

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Black Friday. It's the craziest and most hectic shopping day of the year. Or at least it used to be before businesses decided to break tradition and start doing sales before Thanksgiving. If you've been up since the crack of dawn waiting in line for an early opening to get the best deals of the year then you're going to need to unwind with a craft beer later today. There's even some doorbuster deals at your local Colorado breweries today. That should make the loss of sleep well worth it. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Friday, November 28th, 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

Brewery Rickoli (Wheat Ridge) - Today is the day they celebrate their 2nd year anniversary party - all day long. Come get your party on at their house! There will be free giveaways, and a raffle. Bring your leftovers for a potluck. Renew your Rickstar memberships too. [4335 Wadsworth Blvd, Wheat Ridge, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - They have 2 Black Friday deals for you, good until the end of November. Buy a gift certificate for $25 and get a free beer card. Beer for a year ( growler fill a month for 12 months) for only $90 and get 2 logo pint glasses. Get yours today! [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Lakewood & Denver) - After a long day of shopping your weary feet will want to relax with a beer. Regular hours at both tap rooms and their Thanksbeering Potluck event is tonight! Bring pre-heated leftovers and they all share with endless beer flowing from their taps. You get one free beer for bringing over food as well! Come hungry, come thirsty. [East: 12445 E 39th Ave, Unit 314, Denver, CO. West: 1057 S Wadsworth Blvd, Unit 60, Lakewood, CO]

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - It's ‪#‎SNOWEDIN‬ bomber and draft release day from noon to 10pm. They only have 50 custom hand made bomber boxes for your Black Friday shopping needs at $70 (15% off today only) which includes all four barrel aged beers: Sobremesa, Le Chapeau, Well Bred (if you didn't get it before it sold out this year) and Snowed In, their Imperial Oatmeal Stout made with Pablo's Coffee, raw cacao nibs and aged for 6 months in High West Distillery bourbon barrels! Taste of Texas BBQ here for your non turkey needs. [1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, CO]

Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) - Today their "Gingerbread Old Ale" goes on tap! Plus, Jessie's Smokin' NOLA will be there at 5pm with their yummy Cajun inspired food to replenish the energy you've spent shopping today. Ted Loughry / Guitarist Singer will kick off the tunes at 6pm. And their 25% select apparel starts today, so let's get some of your holiday shopping out of the way! [8200 Park Meadows Dr, Ste 8222, Lone Tree, CO]

Chain Reaction Brewing Co (Denver) - They are back to normal business hours today! Your feet might be sore from all that shopping or you may just now be coming out of your food coma. Either way come on down 12-10pm and enjoy some craft brews and the beautiful Colorado weather! Amore pizza truck will be there today as well so take a break from the turkey and grab a few slices. [902 S Lipan St, Denver, CO]

Black Shirt Brewing Co (Denver) - Looking for a gift idea, or perhaps something for yourself? Stop in and get one of their black flat bill hats - now on sale at 2pm. They're $20 each. There might be Red Evelyn available on tap as well. [3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

38 State Brewing Co (Littleton) - Join 38 State in celebrating a holiday tradition unlike any other - Black Friday! Swing by the brewery today and take 20% off all 38 State apparel and glassware. That's 20% off: t-shirts, zip-up hoodies, hats, beanies, pint glasses, goblets, and tasters! Get your holiday shopping done early and done right! Cheers! (*limited to in-stock selection*) [8071 S Broadway Ste A, Littleton, CO]

Lost Highway Brewing Co (Denver) - Black Friday special - purchase a $40 gift card for someone on your list and get a $10 gift certificate for yourself! Available only in the taproom today. [520 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO]

Blue Spruce Brewing Co (Centennial) - Today their Dopplebock will be back on tap. This darker version of a typical bock beer has a rich, malty backbone and aroma. The flavor comes across with caramel toasted notes, with a slightly chocolate finish. [4151 E County Line Rd, Unit G, Centennial, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co (Broomfield) - Have you had a chance to try all 12 of their beers? If not, check out a full flight! It IS Friday and they opened early! Basic Kneads Pizza is there tonight, so you can get some R&R after cooking all day yesterday! Patrick Keating is back with live music at 7pm. [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

Westminster Brewing Co (Westminster) - It's their First Anniversary Weekend - come celebrate with WBC! Happy Hour all day! Plus, Tony Guacamole Food Truck will be there tonight! Get $5 proper pints all day. Door prizes. Free cake and cupcakes. Win prizes. Live music from Big Paddy. [7655 W 108th Ave, Unit 600, Westminster, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Just tapped in time for Black Friday today: Double Stout from Green Flash, Radiator from Renegade, Saison Dolores from Almanac, and Harvest Dance from Boulevard. Unwind from yesterday and today. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Diebolt Brewing Co (Denver) - Tasting room is open today at 4pm and they are tapping Ex-Pat: Pieds Noir, an Algerian Biere de Garde brewed with a sweet Algerian Curry, palm sugar and figs. You don't want to miss this one! [3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - Time for Avery's Black Friday and upcoming Cyber Monday Deal! Get 10% off Avery gear on Black Friday in the Avery Tap Room. Plus, get 10% off gear + free shipping on orders over $75 on Cyber Monday in their online Gear Shop. Use the code: "hopfreak10" to save. Stop in today to their Tap Room for Black Friday rare beers including: Drew's Fuzzy Peach, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Trogdor, Raven, The Preacher, Eremita I, Eremita VI, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Czar, Hangin' with the Boysen, Ratman 10,000, '13 Mephistopheles, '12 The Czar, '10 The Beast, and '08 The Beast. [5757 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Echo Brewing Co (Frederick) - Echo is very excited to announce that they've begun canning their Balefire Red to compliment their "Bombers" of both Red and Nocturnal. Look for a can release date coming soon. Stop in tonight, Figs Italian Food Truck is scheduled 5-9pm. [5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO]

Vindication Brewing Co (Boulder) - Come join them tonight for some great beer and an evening with The Prairie Scholars! Its their final show of the year. Also, if you haven't had any, Vindication's new First Crop IPA is a beauty! [6880 Winchester Cir, Boulder, CO]

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co (Lafayette) - Black Saison on tap for Black Friday. Free beer with the purchase of one or more hat, shirt, hoodie, or stainless growler starting at 11am. [297 N US Hwy 287 #100, Lafayette, CO]

West Flanders Brewing Co (Boulder) - Are you out searching for the best Black Friday deals? Skip the lines and snag a $50 gift card to West Flanders Brewing Company, or The Sink and get $20 to use for yourself. A great gift to give and receive? Bonus! [1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - Don't forget! Today only, they're serving up vertical taster paddles of Killer Penguin Barleywine showcasing years 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014! Don't miss this Black Friday Cellar Sale! [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

BRU handbuilt ales & eats (Boulder) - Today's Black Friday Deal - purchase a gift card for $50 or more at BRU handbuilt ales & eats and get a complimentary pint of one of their house ales. Offer good today only (Nov. 28th). Happy Hour today 3pm to 6pm. [5290 Arapahoe, Unit I, Boulder, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co (Longmont) - Left hand opened early today for Black Friday. Buy 2 t-shirts and get a bomber of their Warrior IPA. Plus, they're tapping an archive keg of Wake Up Dead at 5pm. Promo only available at their Tasting Room. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

The Very Nice Brewing Co (Nederland) - Avoid the craziness of Black Friday....drive on up to the mountains and find great shopping in their little town of Nederland. They have great gifts in the tap room. You won't have to deal with the crowds up here, just the wind! Check out their: t-shirts, tank tops, long sleeve t-shirts, work shirts, baseball caps & beanies, pint glasses, BrewDogs books, 32 or 64oz stainless steel growlers and bombers of their Phunkin' Monster. Also, ask about their beer and chocolate pairings available today. [20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO]

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - Black Friday crowds can be as stressful as Thanksgiving when your in-laws, weird uncle and 50 cousins raided your house. Eat your leftovers, then head to the tap room for a few pints and to catch up with the friends and family that you didn't see yesterday. You can still take advantage of Black Friday by using their free WIFI and shop online... with a beer in hand. They are open today from 3pm - 11pm. WongWayVeg will be in their courtyard today, which is perfect because you probably ate too much meat yesterday! [301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO]

City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Northern Colorado

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Today for Black Friday they are hosting a One Day Only Sale at the brewery. Get 20% off all merchandise and/or buy a pint and get $2 off a growler fill! They opened early and will stay open til 8pm. Stop by to relax a bit while you're out with the crowds. [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - 462 Beer Club members got it on Wednesday, now starting today everyone can try their new Black Friday beer release - Cezanne Saison. It's a slightly wild and funky version of their Saison that used wild Weld County yeast in the fermentation. Available on draft and in 22oz bottles. [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Black Friday doesn't need to be stressful. City Star Brewing has got a deal for you! With every $25 spent on merchandise or gift cards receive a FREE beer or beer nickel. Deal goes all weekend! Great beer and live music tonight with Steve Manshel 7pm. Stop on in after your shopping spree. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - For ONE DAY ONLY (today) - they have their Barrel-Aged Grand Cru available in the taproom. Plus, a Black Friday bonus - get 10% off your Aleworks apparel purchase. Free logo pint glass with $25 gift card purchase. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Equinox Brewing (Ft. Collins) - In addition to tapping their 2014 Midwinter Warmer, today they are also tapping Borealis Winter Ale! Come enjoy your Friday with some special winter beers! [133 Remington St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - BLACK FRIDAY at Broken Plow started at 2:00pm! They are releasing brand new beer label design posters! Get a 4 poster set! Get 25% off everything from 2-3pm. 20% off from 3-4pm and 15% off from 4-5pm. Drink beer and get additional discounts!! ONLY 3 HOURS FOR THESE DEALS! [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Join in at Grimm Brothers today for Adult Day Care. While the others in your family are out shopping, have them drop you off at the taproom and they'll take care of you with $1 off pints all day long. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Black Friday special on apparel today AND tomorrow - get $4 off regular prices. Open today til 9pm. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Today's Outlaw tapping is "Brewducken", a bourbon cranberry pumpkin ale. Even John Madden would approve. [242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Dodgeton Creek Brewing Co (Trinidad) - It's a stout and porter takeover at the taproom for Black Friday, with Pumpkin Stout, Milk Stout, Coffee Porter, Just. Stout. and Mexican Chocolate Porter all on tap today! So, once you get sick of the Black Friday hustle and bustle, come out to relax and gab a pint (or growler). They will be open till 10:00pm. As always, you are welcome to bring in your own food. [36730 Democracy Dr, Trinidad, CO]

Trinity Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Not everything about Black Friday sucks, after all, their Chilly Water Baltik Porter released at noon today! ‪#‎killthepintglass‬ [1466 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Pug Ryan's Steakhouse and Brewery (Dillon) - Remember - Beer makes a great gift! Don't forget their great gifts for the craft brew lover in your life! T-shirts, hoodies, gift cards, growlers, and more. You can also shop online: http://pugryans.com/shop/ [104 Village Pl, Dillon, CO]

Elevation Beer Co (Poncha Springs) - For Black Friday (today) all of their Black Diamond Series bottles are on sale to-go for just $8. One day only sale! Extended hours today until 8pm. Plus, word has it that their Oil Man Imperial Stout will be coming out on Friday, December 12th. Stay tuned for release details. [115 Pahlone Parkway, Poncha Springs, CO]
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Colorado Beer News 112614

Colorado Beer NewsToday is a wake up call that there is just Four Weeks Left to do Holiday Shopping. This is Thanksgiving week and the end of year holiday's are now less than a month away. Have you gotten your shopping list figured out yet? If you have a craft beer lover in your household (other than yourself) just remember that a gift certificate to their favorite brewery taproom, beer bar or homebrew shop is always a welcome idea. Help support your local craft breweries and businesses this holiday season. Most breweries are closed Thursday, so stock up for the holidays today! Stuck with the in-laws for Thanksgiving? Bring them to a brewery taproom! That should liven up things a bit. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Wednesday, November 26th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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

Metro Denver

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - November's "Happy Thanksgiving"-themed Cask Month tappings are drawing to a close tomorrow (Wed. November 26th) with a tapping of a Pecan Pie Brown Ale. It tastes as good as it sounds. Bring in your out of town guests for a pre-Thanksgiving warm-up. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Westminster Brewing Co (Westminster) - Don't forget today they kick off their 1 year anniversary celebrations with the tapping of "Forbidden Fig Stout"! It's their anniversary beer that has been aged 3 weeks on figs. Today in the tasting lab they are doing free 4oz samples of it from 4-6pm and happy hour prices on all growler fills. Then on Friday Nov. 28th, take a break from Black Friday and come get a free breakfast burrito with the purchase of a beer. They will be open at 10:00am and will happy hour prices all day long on beers and free breakfast burritos while supplies last. Burritos from Tony Guacamole. Saturday is the BIG Anniversary party! They will be open 1:00pm and have cornhole tournaments, $5 proper 20 oz pints, prizes all day and music at night by Big Paddy! [7655 W 108th Ave, Unit 600, Westminster, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Lakewood) - Wednesday night is Karaoke night and happy hour from 7-11pm. Don't head to dinner tomorrow empty handed. They're having Super Special Hour growler fills at West from 4-6pm today, $10 for a 64oz fill, $5 for a 32oz fill! They'll have glass growlers on hand for $6 as well if you need one! They will be closed for Thanksgiving and then open back as usual on Friday with their ThanksBeering event at both locations from 4-8pm. [1057 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing (Parker) - It's almost Thanksgiving and everyone is excited! They have their Thanksgiving Eve party tomorrow (November 26th) and the release of the Vanilla Caramel Porter on Friday November 28th! Fill your growlers before the holiday, they will be closed on Thanksgiving. [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - Taproom favorite The Mile High Grub returned to the taproom this week. Stop by for a pint. [5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, CO]

Rockyard Brewing Co (Castle Rock) - They were not kidding about the deals at their Big House Dock Sale! They have been brewing in "the big house" for 1 year as of today, come see them between 10am and 2pm on Wednesday November 26th to stock up on Rockyard for the holidays! Dog House Red (12 – 22oz) - $90/case. Pumpkin Ale (12 – 22oz) - $50/case. Double Eagle American Wheat Ale (24 – 12oz) - $25/case. New Memphis Chili Gold (24 – 12oz) - $25/case. Lil Bro Session IPA (24 – 12oz) - $25/case. Don't forget that if you can't make it Wednesday, you can escape the Black Friday madness and still get someone a great gift during the same hours Friday, November 28th. [880 Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO]

Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew (Denver) - Since it's Turkey-day Eve, they are doing $1 off pours from open to close! Pride of Philly Cheesesteaks will be cooking up the cheesesteaks (obviously). Today's tap list: All-CO Proletariat, Farmhouse, IPA, Brown, All-CO Chinook Red, and Novo Coffee Stout. [2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO]

Living the Dream Brewing Co (Littleton) - Get $2 off ‪#‎Growler‬ fills today (Wednesday) - then share the love on ‪#Thanksgiving‬. They open at 1pm! [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

3 Freaks Brewery (Highlands Ranch) - Please stop by the brewery this week with your friends and family. They'd love to meet them and show them around. Tours available upon request. This weeks schedule: Wednesday - The Wing Wagon Grill (remember to pick up a growler to enjoy with your turkey). Thursday - CLOSED (time to enjoy that growler you got on Wednesday). Friday - Tony Guacamole Food Truck & Live music from Soul Patch Brothers
Saturday - The Wing Wagon Grill. Sunday - $1 off all pints during the Broncos game. They suggest you bring in left over turkey or better yet, order in! [7140 E County Line Rd, Highlands Ranch, CO]

Chain Reaction Brewing Co (Denver) - Chain Reaction Brewing Company will be open Wednesday 11/26/2014 at 3pm till they decide to close. THey are not normally open on Wednesdays but have had a high volume of customer requests for it so they want to give the customer what they want. This means customers get the chance to bring friends and family into their local brewery to do some pre thanksgiving celebration and it will also give customers the chance to fill up some growlers to pair with the succulent turkeys that will be cooking. They will also be offering a special on growler fills and will be tapping a very special very limited rare brew that they brewed up just for Thanksgiving! [902 S Lipan St, Denver, CO]

Diebolt Brewing Co (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] The beer you've been waiting for has finally arrived! The first of their Ex-Pat Series to hit the big system is ready, just in time for the holidays. What's the Ex-Pat Series and what's an Algerian Biere de Garde? Their Ex-Pat Series explores French colonialism past and present through indigenous ingredients. They choose a colonial entity, select interesting or unique ingredients from this area and incorporate them into French beer styles like Biere de Garde, Saison or Grisette. Pieds Noir means Black Foot and refers to people of French and other European ancestry who lived in North Africa particularly Algeria. This Ex-Pat features a sweet Algerian curry, palm sugar and figs which give it the color of the Saharan sands, the heady, spiced aroma of an outdoor bazaar and the figgy flavor of the cradle of civilization. The beer will be available when the tasting room opens at 4pm Friday the 28th. [3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO]

Platt Park Brewing Co (Denver) - Today for one of the biggest drinking nights of the year, they are doing $12 growler fills so you can take some beer home with you to Thanksgiving dinner. Stock up! [1875 S Pearl St, Denver, CO]

Coda Brewing Co (Aurora) - Tapping today: Citra dry-hopped Wit. A session white IPA. 2 kegs only of this (now very popular) experimental elixir. Also large growlers now available. 10 beers total on tap. ‪#‎aleswhatcuresyou‬ [2101 N Ursula Ct, Aurora, CO]

Comrade Brewing Co (Denver) - They are open today with normal hours (Noon-9:30), bring the family by. Don't have anything to bring for Thanksgiving? How about growlers of Comrade Brews. They'll be closed Thursday to spend that quality with family and friends. Escape the madness of Black Friday and come by to enjoy the release of their Russian Imperial Stout at noon. [7667 E Iliff Ave, Ste F, Denver, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - Bard's collaboration brew, Copper Penny Double Red Ale, is a hit, but "King of the Kegs" may be taking it a little too far! This caramelly gem with a malty backbone is nicely balanced, and perfect for fall quaffing. Try a pint today. Take it easy friends! Need some beer for your Thanksgiving crowd? Take home a quad pack of Dank IPA or Ryeot Rye Ale,or get your growler filled with any of their craft brews. [6730 S Cornerstar Way Ste D, Aurora, CO]

Breckenridge Brewery (Denver/Littleton) - Progress continues on building their new brewery facility in Littleton. And they have a date for you to put on your calendar for next summer. Reserve July 18th, 2015 to come to their new home for a big party. They will be celebrating their 25th anniversary and hosting their very first big party, aka a Hootenanny, at the new Farmhouse brewery location. Meanwhile, stop by one of their many locations in Denver, Breckenridge, and Grand Junction. [471 Kalamath St, Denver, CO]

Denver Beer Co (Denver) - Hey Denver! Just cause they love you so much they're tapping reserve kegs of Hey! Pumpkin today on Platte St. No growler fills please, but they do have 6 packs of Pumpkin available to go for tomorrow's feast! ‪#‎thanksgiving‬ ‪#‎heypumpkin‬ [1695 Platte St, Denver, CO]

Great Divide Brewing Co (Denver) - Worried about showing up empty-handed to another holiday party because your cooking skills are just that bad? Great Divide has you covered. Their Peach Grand Cru is back for a limited time and is a perfect beer to pair with food. This Belgian-style ale, brewed with 1600 pounds of fresh Palisade peaches per 50 barrel batch, became a fast favorite when they released it in bottles last year. Bring this along to any holiday party and you'll immediately be forgiven for burning the baby quiche. Try it with stuffed mushrooms, smoked chicken quarters, roasted baby artichokes, buttermilk blue cheese, or even grilled peaches with vanilla ice cream. For those of you with loaded social calendars, mix up your offering with one of their other winter seasonals. Fresh Hop, Hibernation, and Oak Aged Yeti are available through December 31st. [2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - Tonight at 6:00pm they will be releasing bottles of "Nightmare on Brett". It's a powerful sour ale aged in Leopold Whiskey barrels. Price is $12 per bottle with a 12 bottle per person limit. [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - They're open today with normal hours (2-10pm) and they're tapping a keg of Cherry Milk Stout because they feel like it. Don't forget to fill your growlers for Thanksgiving! They're closed Thursday to eat and drink too much with family and friends, but they're back at it on BLACK FRIDAY. Put down the shopping bags and join them in the taproom, where they're tapping eleven) variations of their Dark Star Imperial Stout. You do not want to miss this! [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co (Lafayette) - They just filled an 84 oz. FLASK with their beer. You heard that right, an 84 oz. FLASK. They fill all kinds of growlers in a day, but this was a first. Most importantly, thank you all for coming out to support the Louisville Turkey Trot pre-party today and donate food for Sister Carmen. Every bit helps. They will continue collecting food in the tasting room for those in need. [297 N US Hwy 287 #100, Lafayette, CO]

FATE Brewing Co (Boulder) - FATE Brewing Company is expanding. Their new expansion project will include a new barrel aging room, improved production facilities and nearly 100% production capacity increase. Construction is scheduled to begin in December and be completed by early 2015. Just a reminder, they will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Fresh from the fermenters this week is Skuld Barrel Aged Smoked Imperial Pumpkin Ale. Plus, their Tequila Barrel Aged Uror Gose is back in bottles and is on sale at the brewery. They just tapped their Ryedorado Extra Pale Ale. Also, they will be opening early on Saturday, November 29th at 9am for pre-game fun as CU Buffs take on Utah. Pedicab trips to Folsom Field begin two hours before kickoff and return trips run immediately following the game. Tips are encouraged but the trip is on them. [1600 38th St, Boulder, CO]

J Wells Brewery (Boulder) - Today's special release is a bourbon barrel-age Lig Ts Out Stout. This monster weighs in at 11% ABV, but there's just 10 gallons of it. They also put some in 22oz bottles for $12.50 each. Get some while it lasts! [2516 49th St, Ste 5, Boulder, CO]

BRU handbuilt ales & eats (Boulder) - Every month Beer Chef / Founder Ian Clark of BRU handbuilt ales & eats showcases his passion for all things food and beer with a monthly beer dinner. For the month of December he has paired up with neighbors Wilds Woods Brewery for a festive dinner. Inspired by Wild Woods owners, Jake and Erin Evans’ vegetarian lifestyle he created a menu that shares the deliciousness of all things vegetarian! Jake and Ian also brewed a special beer just for the occasion, a Winter Warmer with cranberries, mace, clove, bitter orange, and honey. The evening will also highlight delicious dishes like a Beet Latke with parsnip sauerkraut paired with BRU’s Gabe & The Giant Peach sour mash golden ale or Butternut Brown Toffee Pudding with roasted squash and creme fraiche ice cream and paired with Wild Woods Butternut Brown Ale. For more details and the full menu visit www.bruboulder.com. Seating is limited for the December 8th 7pm event, for reservations call 720.638.5193. Cost: $45/pp. [5290 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO]

Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont) - Just in time for Thanksgiving, they have some fresh cans of the ‪#‎GABF‬ Silver Medal winning ‪#‎DeathByCoconut‬ at The Tasty Weasel. All OB locations (Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids, Oskar Blues Grill & Brew | Lyons, CO, CHUBurger, Cyclhops & Oskar Blues Brewery North Carolina) are closed tomorrow, so come by today and stock up before it's gone! [1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co (Longmont) - At 5PM on Friday, Left Hand will be releasing the “Forgotten Wake Up Dead” keg. This keg was part of the Oak Aged Wake Up Dead program, but was not blended with non-oak aged Wake Up Dead. As a result, this is lusciously dense, and is likely to go quickly. This beer will be available in taster glasses ($3) to help everyone have a chance to try this beer. Come early to make sure you have a chance to try this rare brew! [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Northern Colorado

Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - It may still be November, but now's the time to start thinking about making your New Year's Eve plans! Come ring in the New Year 1920's style at FCB starting at 6pm December 31st! Dress up in your best 20's outfits and spend an evening playing fun casino games and win fabulous FCB prizes. Your $65 per person entry fee gets your FCB brews, hors d'oeuvres, a midnight champagne toast and $50 in fun casino chips to start off with that you can use to play all night with. There will be a Costume Contest at 8:00pm, so dress to impress! For more info or to make reservations call (970) 682-2260 or visit fortcollinsbrewery.com. [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Wiley Roots Brewing Co (Greeley) - This week and this week only! Purchase a 22 ounce bottle of Apumpalyptica Imperial Pumpkin along with an Apumpalytpica tulip glass for $15! Get yours while they last! [625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - City Star is still accepting non-perishable food items in the taproom this week for Food Bank for Larimer County. In special need: canned yams, canned sweet potatoes, canned green beans, and stuffing. Thanksgiving week taproom hours: Wednesday 2-10pm, trivia at 7:30pm. Thursday - closed, Berthoud Social Run 8am. Friday 2-10pm, live music w/Steve Manshel 7pm. Saturday 12-10pm, live music w/Ashleigh Caudill 7pm. And Sunday 12-9pm. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - The night before Thanksgiving is THE night to party! Stop by Broken Plow tonight for a few cold ones, mingle with your fellow trivia friends and stick around for some super fun trivia! They'll have the best prizes in town and certainly the most fun. Questions kick off at 7pm. And stay tuned for their exciting festive holiday promotions, "Wise Men Wednesdays" in December. [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Horse & Dragon Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - They're open today 12-6pm for you to fill up with great growlers of ‪#‎freshtastycraftbeer‬. They will be closed tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day, and sending you good wishes for great gatherings with family and/or friends. They'll re-open on Friday and on through the month of December (except Dec. 25th) from 12-6 p.m. Stop in for some holiday cheer! [124 Racquette Dr, Ft. Collins, CO]

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - Loveland Aleworks just released their newest seasonal brew, Dunkelweizen, this past weekend, and they're tapping an American Sour Ale with Cranberries today! Take some home in a growler, and you'll have the perfect drink to wash down all that turkey! Please remember to get your Thanksgiving Day growlers filled by tonight (11/26). The taproom will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. THey are stoked to share their Barrel-Aged Grand Cru with you this coming Friday! This is a special, single barrel release, and they will ONLY pour this beer on Friday. (If you're one of those unfortunate souls who won't be there to join in, perhaps you can find a friend to get a growler filled, so you won't have to miss out on this treat entirely!) They're also offering some Day-After-Turkey-Day deals on all Loveland Aleworks' apparel (including our brand new gear) and gift card purchases. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - Today High Hops is hosting a Can Release Party for their newly canned "The Honeyed One" and "The Dark One". Now they have 4 of their beers available in cans. Take home any 6 pack for just $8 and share them with family and friends this Thanksgiving. Also, they saved one keg of "Sweetie Pie" from last year and will be tapping it today as well. They will also go a growler fill of it for $35! After this keg is gone, Sweetie Pie will be completely gone, so send it off by sharing it. They will be closed for Thanksgiving. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Today's the day to come by 1933 Brewing and fill your growlers for Thanksgiving! Some great choices for the holiday could be the Squash Saison, Nut Brown, Cranberry Copper Ale, or Oktoberfest! Or any of their 12 brews on tap would be great for the holiday! They will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving, but will open EARLY (10am) on Friday so come in for their ONE DAY BLACK FRIDAY SALE! [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing Co (Loveland) - Come hang with Ashley & Kate (yes, she's back!) tonight for Mug Night; bring in your Beaver mug or mason jar and get your 1st fill on the house! If you can't make it down tonight to get your growlers filled, KatiLyn will be here from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow. You're welcome to enjoy a pint with her while you're there. [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Ste 9, Loveland, CO]

Equinox Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Friday, November 28th, is the release date for this year’s Midwinter Warmer. The 500ml bottles are $10 each. Also, they have a limited number of gift boxes with cellared bottles of 2012, 2013 and this year’s barleywine available, $38 for a 3 year vertical set! Get a winter logo glass for $4 with the set, normally $8. The boxes will go fast. Come in and ask them how they make each year special, unique and delicious! [133 Remington St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Fieldhouse Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Tapping today on Wednesday, November 26th will be a special Test Tap of their "White Chocolate Wheat, a Dunkelweizen made with a pound and a half of white chocolate in it. Pair that with food from Treehouse BBQ. They will be closed today and Thanksgiving. Then on Saturday, November 29th, they will tap two new beers: a Gluten Free Milk Stout and also "Brinner", a maple nut brown ale. [521 S Tejon St, Colo. Springs, CO]

Smiling Toad Brewery (Colorado Springs) - Here's their beer tap list for this week: Irish Red, Pale Ale, Blonde Ale, Orange Blossom IPA, Amber Ale, Vanilla Porter, Wallonian Ale, Bob's Your Dunkel, and announcing the return of their Imperial Stout! Enjoy some food from Bite Me Gourmet Sausage tonight. They WILL be open on Thanksgiving Day from 1pm to 6pm too! [1757 S 8th St, Ste 100, Colo. Springs, CO]

Pikes Peak Brewing Co (Monument) - Get your growlers and Peak Cans filled today, for they won't open til 6pm on Thanksgiving Day and you don't want to be out of beer for those football games on Thursday. [1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument, CO]

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Set your calendars for Wednesday, December 3rd from 6-8pm and drop by Old Chicago at 3190 New Center Point in the Springs. Buy a pint of "Give! Black Lager", one of Bristol’s Community Ales, and 100% of the profits will go to the 2014 Give! campaign and the 75 nonprofits it benefits this year. Here’s the fun part: For every pint of Give! Black Lager you enjoy, $2 will be earmarked for the Give! nonprofit of your choosing. Just make your selection on the ballot you get with your pint and leave it with your server. Come celebrate beer philanthropy with us! In the meantime, drop by for a pint at their taproom. [1604 S Cascade Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Elevation Beer Co (Poncha Springs) - [PRESS RELEASE] Elevation Beer Company and Monarch Mountain Ski Area are excited to announce their recent partnership making Elevation the ‘Official Brewery of Monarch Mountain’. “Elevation has been a close partner with us since they opened in 2012,” says Monarch Mountain CEO, Rich Moorhead, “Elevation is a best seller in our Sidewinder Saloon, and we’re excited to have Monarch’s closest brewery as a partner.” Elevation and Monarch will team up to promote not only their great relationship, but also the fantastic valley they both call home. “A locally owned world class microbrewery and a locally owned world class ski resort teaming up to promote Chaffee County and the fantastic products we offer...” Says Elevation Co-founder and Marketing Director Sheila Bustamante. "What can be better than that?" Monarch will feature 8 Second Kölsch, First Cast IPA, Little Mo’ Porter (named after the run at Monarch Mountain) and a rotating Elevation handle all ski season. Elevation and Monarch will also team up for events across Colorado, Texas, and Arizona in 2015 so keep an eye out for some of the fruits of their fantastic partnership. [115 Pahlone Pkwy, Poncha Springs, CO]

Two Rascals Brewing Co (Montrose) - Last Day for their Holiday Growler Refill Sale. Refill your growlers for Thanksgiving festivities and be the star of the day! Today is the last day that Refills will be only $8! Get them now, for they will be closed Thanksgiving day. [147 N 1st St, Montrose, CO]

Ska Brewing (Durango) - Enjoy 20% markdowns of all black-colored merchandise and dark draft beers all day this Friday, November 28th. Only at World Headquarters in Durango! [225 Girard St, Durango, CO]

Kannah Creek Brewing Co (Grand Junction) - Next Monday, December 1st is a BIG firkin fundraiser at Kannah Creek! The 23 Mesa County nonprofits participating in a collaboration for this years CO Gives Day will be the recipients! They will be tapping a Canadian Red firkin at 5pm, and there will be door prizes. THey hope to see a lot of you at the brewpub for this one! [1960 N 12th St, Grand Junction, CO]

Broken Compass Brewing (Breckenridge) - Broken Compass will be closed tomorrow for ‪#‎Thanksgiving‬ so come get your Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Stout growlers filled while you can! Happy Thanksgiving! [68 Continental Ct, Unit B12, Breckenridge, CO]

Dillon Dam Brewery (Dillon) - Don't forget to stop by the Dam today to get your beer for your Thanksgiving feast as we are closed tomorrow! Get your growler filled or buy some 6 packs or 22 oz. Bombers of Oktoberfest, Dam Gogh, Black Rye-PA, Marzen and lots more! [100 Little Dam Rd, Dillon, CO]

Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co (Glenwood Springs) - What's on tap this week? They will have their Forest Hollow Pumpkin Ale on through Thanksgiving. Dos Rios Vienna -Style Lager will also continue through Thanksgiving. They are looking forward to releasing their Storm King Dunkel Lager once turkey day is over. The Storm King Dunkel is an amazing example of the Munich Dunkel style. It appears dark brown in color with a garnet tint. It has a rich Munich malt sweetness with hints of chocolate, nuts, and caramel in the aroma. The flavor is dominated by rich complex Munich malts and Melanoidins, reminiscent of bread crusts. We balanced the sweetness out with Noble hops but this beer is definitely a malty lager! [402 7th St, Glenwood Springs, CO]
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Monday, November 24, 2014

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Colorado Beer NewsToday is Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day. Everyone has one, whether you know it or not. That one thing you do that no one else can, it's your unique talent. Be proud about that special thing that you do and show it off. Whether it be singing, sculpting, painting, designing, memorizing or even yodeling - be proud of what you can do. Take time to find out what others' talents are as well. Then you can all go out and celebrate with a craft beer. And if you can't figure out what your talent is, you can always celebrate the start of National Game & Puzzle Week. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Monday, November 24th, 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

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - Crooked Stave has just recently acquired a lot more space at their old Barrel Cellar location on 46th Avenue and will be moving their brewhouse back to that location by early December. Their square footage at the Barrel Cellar is increasing from 3,000 to 12,000 sq. ft. This will free up their Tasting Room at The Source to expand to more seating and allow Crooked Stave to have more room for barrel aging and producing more beer. Barrel Cellar location: [1441 W 46th Ave, Unit 19, Denver, CO]

Lambics Against Leukemia (Denver) - There's a fundraiser going on right now aimed at benefiting a member of the craft beer community. Matt Meyer, the beer manager at Freshcraft has a young son, Owen, who's battling leukemia. Owen's going through a 3-year treatment plan to fight B Cell All Leukemia. To help fund Owen's lengthy and costly treatment, a series of raffles has been put together called Lambics Against Leukemia. Basically, for every $10 dollars given, donors receive an entry into a raffle to win beer. The beer has been generously donated from both private cellars, and multiple breweries including Crooked Stave, Casey Brewing and Blending, Dry Dock, and others. There's also a listing of the beers that'll be given away and there's pretty insane offerings up for grabs. The last day to donate and get entered into the raffle is Friday, November 28th. For more information on how you can contribute and enter the raffle, see the official details on Brewtally Insane's beer blog.

Dry Dock Brewing Co (Aurora) - [PRESS RELEASE] Dock Brewing Company is releasing its beloved Vanilla Porter in canned 6-packs. Celebrate the latest addition to the brewery’s canned offerings at the beer’s release party at Dry Dock’s new tasting room, Canoe Room at North Dock, on Friday, November 28 from 12pm to 6pm. Vanilla Porter was created by Dry Dock co-owner Kevin DeLange and first brewed in 2006 on the 7-barrel brewhouse in the original 800 square-foot tasting room and brewery, known to many now as “South Dock.” This beer is a classic English-style brown porter with more than a quarter pound of Madagascar vanilla beans added per barrel. It was an immediate hit— After winning a Gold Medal at the Colorado State Fair, Vanilla Porter was one of the first Dry Dock home fleet beers made available year-round. Dry Dock will celebrate the release of Vanilla Porter in cans on Friday, November 28 at Canoe Room at North Dock from 12pm to 6pm. Guests who purchase 6-packs to go will receive free Vanilla Porter koozies. Beginning in December, Dry Dock Vanilla Porter will be available in 6-packs, in 22-ounce bombers, and on draft in select bars and restaurants throughout Colorado. Vanilla Porter stats: 5.4% ABV, 33 IBU. [15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO]

Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) - Growler Monday is happening all day long so come get those growlers filled for your Thanksgiving festivities. LTBC will close for the Thanksgiving holiday starting on Wednesday night at 6:00pm and will open again on Friday, November 28th. Check out their Facebook page for their December events and food truck schedule being posted today. [8200 Park Meadows Dr, Ste 8222, Lone Tree, CO]

Locavore Beer Works (Littleton) - Hey Locavores - due to Thanksgiving, their Live Ale Thursday will be on Wednesday this week. They'll be tapping casks of Tooth n Ale and Pullman Porter. Pullman is a robust porter made for the whiskey barrels, but they saved a little for casks and nitro. Additionally, they'll be open late to accommodate your pre-turkey beer needs, and the School of Rock crew will be playing around 8pm. [5950 S Platte Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO]

Epic Brewing Co (Denver) - There's a fun week ahead at the tap room. Tuesday & Wednesday is hand turkey craft night. Participation is free and highly encouraged. Wednesday they will also have a bottle sale with unbeatable prices so you can stock up for your Thanksgiving dinner. Plus that day, they will release this year's batch of Elder Brett (batch 6) along with a limited release of last years (batch 4). Get them both with a neoprene bag for a special price. They will be closed on Thursday. Then on Friday they will have a Black Friday merchandise sale (1 day only). All week long - have fun on their typewriter telling them what you are thankful for.[3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Call to Arms Brewing Co (Denver) - Progress is being made towards opening this new brewery. After 3 and a half months of setbacks, they finally have submitted their Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) application form. Now it's the waiting game. Look for them to open sometime in 2015. Stay tuned. [4526 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Brewery Rickoli (Wheat Ridge) - Don't forget! On Black Friday, November 28th, stop in and help them celebrate their 2nd Anniversary at Brewery Rickoli. They will be hosting a "Turkey Leftover Potluck" that day. Bring in a dish to share. Plus, they also have open slots in their Rickstar Club. Memberships cost $100 and are limited. Ask your server for details. [4335 Wadsworth Blvd, Wheat Ridge, CO]

Joyride Brewing Co (Edgewater) - The staches are coming in strong on the Joyride Movember team. If you're rocking a stache for Movember, join in today for Movember Monday, where you'll get Happy Hour pricing all day. They'll have Rolling Dough Pizza truck here for food. Hop On! [2501 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - They will be hosting their first ever Brewligan Street Team meeting on November 30th at 3pm. If you are interested in earning some sweet perks and priceless fun with us, come on in. They require all reps to be 21+ per requirements of our liquor licensed clients. All participants will receive a complimentary PINT or Flight just for coming in and listening to them blab for 30 minutes. If you are not interested, but know someone who might be, please SHARE THIS info with friends of yours. [6730 S Cornerstar Way, Ste D, Aurora, CO]

Breckenridge Brewery (Denver) - Get Festive. Instantly. If you're lucky enough to find one of their Christmas Ale coasters at your favorite bar or restaurant, just hold one at arms length in front of a friend until it looks like a sweater! Take a picture and post it with ‪#‎Instasweater‬. They might just post it up and send you a present! Must be 21 years of age or over. [471 Kalamath St, Denver, CO]

Wynkoop Brewing Co (Denver) - Here's a holiday treat! Their "Salted Caramel Apple Cider" is not back on tap! Happy Thanksgiving! [1634 18th St, Denver, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co (Broomfield) - Don't forget about their Thanksgiving Special starting today! Now through November 26th, get 2 WonderGlasses & 2 WonderCans for just $15. Stock up for Thanksgiving day! Also, Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes is on tonight at 7:30pm and Wheels on Fire Pizza Truck will be your chefs for the evening! [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - Put down the shopping bags and join them on an imperial stout journey this Friday, November 28th. They're tapping eleven (yeah, eleven) variations of their 11.5% Dark Star Imperial Stout throughout the day. 1:00pm - Dark Star, Firkin Dark Star, and Whiskey Coffee Dark Star. 2:00pm - Belgian Chocolate Dark Star, German Chocolate Dark Star, Mexican Chocolate Dark Star. 3:00pm - Thanksgiving Dark Star (cranberry, rosemary, thyme), Raspberry Dark Star. 4:00pm - Kopi Luwak Coffee Dark Star. And 5:00pm - Gingerbread Dark Star, Rum Raisin Dark Star. It's going to be epic, and you should be there for it! [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

Chain Reaction Brewing Co (Denver) - This Saturday November 29th 12pm-2pm Chain Reaction Brewing Company will have the Colorado Craft Beer Show (AM 760) live broadcasting from the brewery and will be hosting a showdown between 2 beers! They brewed 2 collaboration beers (1 with Turk's wife Stacy, the other with the despondents Turk, Tebo and Mike Nelson), $1 from each pint sold will go to that brews chosen charity, the brew that sells the most pints will be deemed the winner and the other brew will match the donation to their charity. This will be a blast of an event so please attend! [902 S Lipan St, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont) - Oskar Blues has recently expanded their distribution. As of November 10th, they are now distributing to Missouri. This brings the count of states they ship to up to 36 plus Washington, DC. [1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO]

BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats (Boulder) - Looking for that perfect craft beer to match your Thanksgiving feast? Beer Chef Ian Clark's recommendation - OBITUS American Brown Ale handbuilt with dates and caramelized sugar. "This roasty, malty beer pairs perfectly with the rich flavors of Thanksgiving." Grab a bottle at BRU or at a local Boulder liquor store. AND don't forget to fill your growlers early for the big feast as they will be closed on Thanksgiving. Don't forget, BRU also serves Sunday Brunches every Sunday from 9:30am to 3pm. [5290 Arapahoe, Unit I, Boulder, CO]

Crystal Springs Brewing Co (Louisville) - During their recent 1st anniversary party they premiered several new beers and are now rotating them through their taproom - Imperial Red, Imperial IPA, American Stout, Belgian style amber (South of Marilyn). They also have their popular Cherry Saison (Chaisson) on tap right now. They just finished fermenting their first Gose (pronounced go-sah, like Rosa), a German style saline and sour beer brewed with salt, coriander and sour mash. It's somewhat tart, with lemony notes, a slightly salty finish and is amazingly refreshing. Today they are brewing this year’s holiday beer, 12, which they plan to release on 12/13/14. THey will also soon have Docs Porter and South Ridge Amber available again. Also on 12/13/14 they will be having a celebration at the brewery. They plan to release two beers that day: 12, their December Holiday Beer and 14, an Imperial IPA – so they’ll have 12, 13 and 14 on tap on 12/13/14. [657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO]

Bootstrap Brewing Co (Niwot) - Here's what's happening at the Strap this week: Today - Open Mic Night at 6pm and Hoppy Hour prices all day. Tuesday 11/25: Trivia at 6:30pm and food from Niwot Market. Wednesday 11/26: Euchre Tournament at 6pm. Stock up with growlers because they will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving. Friday 11/28: Business as usual, wraps for sale. And Saturday 11/29: GutUrGoat Extravaganza at 5pm with the goat, the dog, and the cats. Food for sale from Niwot Market. [ 6778 N 79th St, Niwot, CO]

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Northern Colorado

New Belgium Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Look for a new beer in their Garage Series to be on draft only. New Belgium recently released "Black is the New Wit", a dark wheat beer made with coriander and orange peel. This is a limited release and you won't find it in bottles. Ask for it at your favorite beer bar. [500 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Odell Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Just as one expansion ends, another begins. Odell Brewing has plans to add 8 new 6,500 barrel fermenters to their tank farm by early December. Look for cranes to be hoisting those 10,000 pound vessels into place very soon. Their fermentation capacity will jump from 110,000 to 155,000 barrels. Their total brewhouse capacity will then hit 300,000 barrels per year. Also, by the end of 2015, they plan to take over and move into the recently acquired Monument & Stone company next door and create a whole new wood cellar and expanded offices. [800 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing Co (Loveland) - You asked for it and now you're gonna get it. Back by popular demand, but for just 2 kegs only, is their Beaver Patch Ale. Come on in to get your fix before it's all gone. [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Ste 9, Loveland, CO]

Climb Hard Cider Co (Loveland) - There's TWO chances this week to stock up on your favorite ‪#Climb‬ ciders! A server will be there filling to-go bottles only from 2 to 9pm on WEDNESDAY (11/26), and 11am to 7pm on THURSDAY (11/27). Cruise on over and see them! Try their new Apple Chardonnay! [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 3, Loveland, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Lots happening this week! Tuesday 11/25: New beer release - Stand Up Philosopher, a double IPA dry hopped with only Simcoe hops. Wednesday 11/26: Come for their very 1st Firkin Tapping. At 3pm they'll tap a Cinnamon Cranberry Thinking of Something Orange. Happy Hour 3-6pm with $1 off pints too. Thursday 11/27: Closed for Thanksgiving. Friday 11/28: Open 12pm to 9pm with $4 off all Verboten apparel. Free donuts while they last and Beer Mimosas and Beer Bloodies. Then Saturday 11/29: it's Buy Local Saturday and their Movember Wrap-up Party. $4 off Verboten apparel all day and the party starts goes from 6 to 9 p.m. with all sorts of fun planned, including a Beard and Moustache contest! [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Berthoud Brewing Co (Berthoud) - This week at Berthoud Brewing: Wednesday 11/26: Wings are back! Open 2-9 with Happy Hour gets you $1 off beer all night. Thursday 11/27: closed for Thanksgiving. Friday is Firkin Friday with a tapping of Gingerbread Man Porter. Saturday brings live music. And Sunday features the Bronco game at 6:30pm. Join in for their "Anything but Leftover Turkey" Potluck too that starts just prior to the game. [450 8th St, Ste B, Berthoud, CO]

Horse & Dragon Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Thanks to the collaboration of Linsey (H&D) and Jay, Katie, Phil & Kevin of Odell Brewing Company - they will be pouring their "25 200 India Pale Lager" starting today at 4pm in the Horse & Dragon taproom. Open today 12pm to 6pm. [124 Racquette Dr, Ft. Collins, CO]

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - Just in time for Thanksgiving, Funkwerks will be releasing two beers this Wednesday. 1) Crimson, a wild cherry Belgian-style Dubbel (7.0% ABV), and 2) Blanka, a double Belgian-style Witbier (6.8% ABV). Both available in 750ml bottles too. [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Join Grimm Bros on Saturday, November 29th from 12pm to 9pm for the release of Cucumber Christmas, a Cucumber Pilsner and their tribute to the Christmas Pickle tradition. The Christmas pickle is a Christmas tradition where a decoration in the shape of a pickle is hidden on a Christmas tree, with the finder receiving either a reward or good fortune for the following year. It's the perfect counterpart to all the dark, big ABV beers available this time of year. Fruity, cool and refreshing, you'll have visions of the spa dancing in your head. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Nano 108 Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - New beer tappings tonight at 4:00pm. Stop in and try their "Oatmeal Chocolate Stout" and their "Oatmeal Coffee Chocolate Stout". They also tapped a Weizenbock yesterday. It's the perfect weather for some stout. [2402 Waynoka Rd, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Storm Peak Brewing Co (Steamboat Springs) - Good news! Their Nitro Moos (milk stout) and their 40 West Amber Ale are both back on tap. All ten of their taps of now flowing with beer! Open today 2pm to 8pm. [1744 N Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO]

BREW Pub & Kitchen (Durango) - Have you visited BREW for Nitrovember yet? Better hurry it's almost over. Be sure to try a "Martin", a rich, earthy, session brown porter - poured from the nitro tap with a smooth roasted malt body. [117 W College Dr, Durango, CO]

Bonfire Brewing (Eagle) - Today stacks and stacks of empty cans arrived for their upcoming canning run tomorrow of their Mistress Winter Wheat. Look for the bright yellow and blue cans soon on store shelves near you. [127 Second St, Eagle, CO]

Casey Brewing & Blending (Glenwood Springs) - The next big beer release day is Saturday, December 6th from 11am to 5pm. They've got 3 new bottled beers to release this month! Grape Fruit Stand is made with fresh, whole Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Palisade ($20/bottle - limit 2). East Bank Farmhouse Ale - brewed with fresh Glenwood Springs honey. Has notes of sweet honeycomb along with our house farmhouse yeast flavors ($16/bottle - no limit). And - Brett Loves Citra - This is their version of the collaboration brew with Roaring Fork Beer Company. 100% Brettanomyces oak fermented hoppy farmhouse ale made with Citra hops. Tastes like straight pineapple juice ($15/bottle - limit 6). They also have new blends of Montmorency Cherry Fruit Stand and Blackberry Fruit Stand. [3421 Grand Ave, Ste E, Glenwood Springs, CO]

Pagosa Brewing Co (Pagosa Springs) - Their award-Winning Baltic Porter & Alpine Abbey Blonde is available NOW on-tap for Mug Club Members (annual or weekly.) Join the Club! These beers will then be available to the general public starting Thursday, Thanksgiving in Growlers & Squealers. [118 N Pagosa Blvd, Pagosa Springs, CO]
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Friday, November 21, 2014

Colorado Beer News 112114

Colorado Beer NewsToday is World Hello Day. The goal of this day is to say Hello to at least 10 people today. Originally, this day was designed to show world leaders that using better communication rather than force was the best way to settle conflicts. If you have a conflict with someone, take the first step and try to talk with that person today. Say "Hello" and go from there. Who knows, you might just find a way to resolve your conflict in a mutually beneficial way. And while you're at it - take that person out for a craft beer at your local brewery taproom or bar. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Friday, November 21st, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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

Metro Denver

Bull & Bush Brewery (Denver) - Join in at the Bull & Bush Brewery for their annual Christmas Beer Tasting on Tuesday, December 9th from 6-10pm. They're featuring over 150 special holiday beers, winter seasonals and vintage beers in an event that is always a fun time. If there is a holiday beer tasting that has a larger selection, they don't know about it. Join us for a great evening of holiday cheer! Get tickets online. Also returning to the taps that day is The Legend of the Liquid Brain, a barrel aged imperial stout. 16.9oz bottles of the long awaited 2014 vintage will be available at the brewery. The Legend of the Liquid Brain will be available at select retailers in Colorado later in the week, December 9 is your first opportunity to purchase this highly prized, cellar-friendly, award-winning and rare Imperial Stout. [4700 Cherry Creek Dr South, Denver, CO]

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] Denver, CO 11/21/2014 – Copper Kettle Brewing Company is pleased to announce the release of the 2nd year of “Snowed In”, the company’s Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. This seasonal bottle will release on Friday, November 28th, 2014, starting at noon when Copper Kettle’s doors open. “Snowed In”, an imperial oatmeal stout made with locally roasted coffee from Pablo’s Coffee in Denver and dark chocolate, aged in High West Distillery bourbon barrels for four months. The company increased the alcohol by volume this year to 12.1%. Copper Kettle Brewing Company will be hand wax dipping the bottles so they are perfect for aging. Also, this year the company will be releasing a four pack bomber box with all their barrel aged seasonal bottles that were released. It will included: Le Chapeau, Wine Barrel Aged Saison; Sobremesa, Tequila Barrel Aged Pale Ale w/ lime and agave; Well Bred, Bourbon Barrel Aged English Barleywine; and Snowed In, Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. This will be available starting on November 28, as well, and all four bombers come in a hand-made bomber box. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Alpine Dog Brewing Co (Denver) - They've been doing soft openings all week, including today. But on Saturday, November 22nd is Alpine Dog's official Grand Opening celebration. This brewery is located in the Capitol Hill area. Doors open at noon and the party starts ramping up around 3pm. Beers you can expect to see in the taproom include: Miss American Rye, Hogback Amber Ale, Timberline Brown Ale, Blind Sherpa Stout, Gravity Pale Ale, Alpine Dog IPA, Armada Imperial IPA, Howl at the Moon Imperial Red, Vendetta Black IPA, Alpine Monk Belgian-style Pale Ale, Notorious Monk Belgian-style Dubbel, and Casanova Monk Belgian-style Tripel. (Subject to rotation and availability) [1505 Ogden St, Denver, CO]

Rock Bottom Brewery (Denver) - Rock Bottom has three beer releases coming up in December, one for each of the first three Wednesdays of the month. On Wed. December 3rd they'll tap "Wicked Elf", a holiday ale and also host an Ugly Sweater contest at 6pm. Winner will be chosen at 7pm. Then on Wed. December 10th they'll tap a Baltic Gnome Porter and will be pairing that with some Ginger Molasses Cookies at 5:30pm to 6pm. Then on Wed. December 17th, they will tap "43 Elbows Double IPA" at 6pm. Stop in at Rock Bottom before the Parade of Lights on December 5th too for a bite and brew prior to the parade. [1001 16th St Unit A-100, Denver, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Lakewood) - Ever had a Cocoa Maple Old Ale before? Bet not. Their collaboration with World of Beer (Cherry Creek) is unleashed today! Olde And WOBbly is full of chocolate and maple notes, and at 6.6%ABV, it's a winter warmer that's sweet and easy. Mmmm...chocolatey. [1057 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - For this weekend, they'll have 14 fresh craft beers on tap including: Old Town Brown, Ralston's Golden Ale, Arvada Red, Pool Hall Porter, Majestic View Marzen, Goldine IPA, Saison de Davis, Harvest Pumpkin Ale, Jolly Holiday Ale, Coffee Porter, Nitro Porter, Barrel Aged Schwarzweiss, and a Vanilla Porter. There's also a Lemon Shandy if you like something a bit sweeter. Also, they have 2 Black Friday deals for you, good until the end of November. Buy a gift certificate for $25 and get a free beer card. Beer for a year (growler fill a month for 12 months) for only $90 and get 2 logo pint glasses. [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing Co (Aurora) - Today in the Canoe Room at North Dock, they released their Double Coffee Porter. This whiskey barrel-aged beer was brewed with cold-pressed Coda Coffee and is the 5th beer in their 2014 Signature Series. Available on tap and in 22oz bombers now through November 23rd. It will be available starting December 3rd at South Dock as well. Also, look for Dry Dock's Vanilla Porter to debut in cans starting Friday, November 28th. Finally, don't forget about this year's Ho Ho Ho Slapdown and Ugly Sweater Contest set for Saturday, November 29th. This year's beers will bee a Chocolate Peppermint Stout, a Roasted Chestnut Chocolate Stout, and a Pecan Pie Ale. Vote for your favorite! [15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO]

Rockyard Brewing Co (Castle Rock) - They are happy to announce that they are having their first Big House Black Friday Dock Sale. They will be selling select beers at wholesale prices right out of their brewing facility behind the pub Wednesday November 26h and on the infamous black Friday the 28th! Come stock up! [880 Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO]

Great Divide Brewing Co (Denver) - Last call for these three limited release beers at the GDBC taproom: Just Another Autumn Lager, Colorado Fresh Hop, and Peach Cream Ale. Once they are gone they won't be back for a while. So get over there and get one before it kicks. [2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO]

The Brew on Broadway (Englewood) - Stop on over to The BoB tonight for a tapping of their Swedish Sanatorium Double Rye Double IPA at 5pm. [3445 S Broadway, Englewood, CO]

Brewery Rickoli (Wheat Ridge) - It's not to late for pumpkin beer so come grab one of their Premature Jack-O-lanterns! It's a pumpkin double Lightly spiced with cinnamon, all spice, nutmeg, and ginger, ringing in right about 9.5 percent ABV. They've also got plenty of bombers of The Bourbon Peach Strong Ale, just in time for you holiday get togethers. Be sure to grab two cause you won't want to share! [4335 Wadsworth Blvd, Wheat Ridge, CO]

Boulder County

Sanitas Brewing Co (Boulder) - [PRESS RELEASE] Along with the hearty meals of winter comes strong, robust seasonal beers. Boulder’s Sanitas Brewing Company is again set to release their popular Stock Ale, a brawny English ale fermented and aged with dried figs. “Last winter, this became a Tap Room favorite,” says Sanitas’ Chief of Brewing Operations Chris Coyne, “our Stock Ale is based on the strong, malty English ales of the late 19th century. We then ferment and mature the beer with over a pound per barrel of dried figs, a technique once used by brewers to reactivate fermentation in casks.” - Sanitas’ Stock Ale pours a dark red color with notes of dried fruits & caramel in the aroma followed by rich flavors of bread crust and a balancing bitterness. At 7.5% ABV, the English-inspired beer pairs terrifically with a variety of winter meals and desserts. Stock Ale will be available on draft in Sanitas Brewing Co.’s Tap Room starting Friday, November 21. Select Boulder & Denver bars and restaurants will also be featuring the beer on tap throughout the winter months. [3550 Frontier Ave, Ste A, Boulder, CO]

Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) - Here's their Friday tap lineup: Butternut Brown, Cream Ale, Honey Nut Blonde, River Rock Brown, Wildflower Pale, Berrypatch Wheat, Treeline IPA, Campfire Red, Ponderosa Porter, & Smores Stout. Pair a pint with the smoky comfort food from Knock On Wood Smokehouse! Campfire Red with smoked mac n cheese anyone? [5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO]

Crystal Springs Brewing Co (Louisville) - Need a reason to head to Crystal Springs tonight? Here are 13: Black Saddle Imperial Stout, Port Barrel Aged Black Saddle Imperial Stout, Solano 2013 Chili Beer, Drum Rum Barrel Aged Porter, American Stout, Summertime Kolsch, Marilyn Belgian-style Golden, Butch Pale Ale, Stage Coach Bourbon Barrel-aged Black IPA, Naughty Marilyn Tripel, Pumpkin Lager, Cherry Wheat, and 13 IPA. Coming soon: an Imperial IPA, a Belgian-style Amber and a Gose. [657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - They've got a Black Friday treat for you! On Friday 11/28 only, their Pub will be serving a Vertical Taster Paddle of Killer Penguin Barleywine, showcasing years 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. One week from today! Better not this this rare opportunity. [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - Part Three of their "Best of 2014 Series" will be tapped as a firkin today at 6:00pm. Stop in tonight for a taste of their Milk Stout. This brew weighs in at 7.2% ABV and is dark, slightly sweet and has some extra body. Start off your weekend at Crabtree Brewing. Also, attention 462 Beer Club members! The next beer release that you will have first dibs on will be coming this next Wednesday, November 26th at 7pm. This is when they will release their Cezanne Saison, a wild Saison fermented with wild Weld County lambic yeast and brewer's yeast. This beer will be bottled and 462 Club Members can get their 2 bottle allotment that night, or if you can't stop in at 7pm they will have them ready for you early at 12 noon. This beer will then be released to the public on Black Friday. [2961 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Horse & Dragon Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - They will be releasing a new beer on Monday at 4pm in the taproom. It’s an as-yet unnamed India Pale Lager brewed with help from some of Odell’s brewing team — a definite collaboration of minds and materials that made for a fun day of brewing there in September. They and Linsey will be there for the release. The beer is delicious — hoppy effervescence brought to life. They'll also be tapping a Cranberry-Jalapeño Pale Ale firkin on Saturday, December 6th at 1:30pm, and Brewer Linsey will be on hand that afternoon to sign copies of the Women of Colorado Craft Breweries Calendar which will be on sale in the taproom. [124 Racquette Dr, Ft. Collins, CO]

Buckhorn Brewers (Loveland) - Today is Fester's Friday at Buckhorn Brewers. Come on in for $2 off growler fills of Fester's Ale all day today. [4229 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Today's Thanksgiving-themed firkin is a Cranberry Snow Drop. Get some today in prep for turkey day. Also, don't forget that tomorrow, Saturday, November 22nd is the release of their "Midnight Strikes" Schwarzbier at 5pm. 10oz pours will be served for $1 with all money raised from the keg going to Make-A-Wish Colorado. The clock will strike when the keg runs dry. Midnight Strikes is the third in a seasonal lager series featuring the Girls of Grimm that currently also includes Maiden's Kiss and The Farmers Daughter. It will be available yearly during the winter months. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - One week from today is Black Friday! Take a break from holiday shopping and stop in that day and get 20% off all merchandise all day! Also, if you buy a pint, you can get $2 off a growler fill too. One day only November 28th. Currently on tap: The Dame Golden Ale, Squash Saison, The Enforcer Oatmeal Stout, The Revenuer IPA, Oktoberfest, Scottish Wee Heavy, Mexican Lager, Cerveza con sal y lima, Nut Brown Ale and a Gose (salted sour ale). [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Just in time for your weekend, Black Bottle is tapping a new beer today - "Dead Sexy", a Scottish Wee Heavy. This brew weighs in at a hefty 8.5% ABV and 18 IBUs. Tread lightly. [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Climb Hard Cider Co (Loveland) - New product on tap today! Come try their Apple Chardonnay. You're gonna love it! [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 3, Loveland, CO]

Berthoud Brewing Co (Berthoud) - Tonight's Friday Firkin tapping is "Peach Cobbler", a tequila barrel golden peach ale with a few added extras. Open tonight 2pm to 10pm. [450 8th St, Ste B, Berthoud, CO]

Crow Hop Brewing Co (Loveland) - As if you needed a reason to swing Crow Hop on a Friday night, now you have two! Afternooner IPA is now in bombers and (per your many requests). Plus, their new Colorado flag hats are available for purchase! Stop in soon. [217 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Pikes Peak Brewing Co (Monument) - Penrose Private Reserve Gift Packs are BACK! $30 gets you a lovely packaged set with a bottle of either their 1302 Belgian Golden Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels, or their 1306 Imperial Stout aged in Whiskey Barrels, along with two PPBC logo snifters! [1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument, CO]

Trinity Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - There's something new on tap tonight at 5pm although is may not be totally clear on what style of beer it is until you try it. Come their their oddly named "You Never Even Call Me By My Name". It may just surprise you. (Psst - it's a Saison/Farmhouse Ale) [1466 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Big B's Hard Cider (Hotchkiss) - Big B's tasting Room and Delicious Orchards are closing down for the season by next week, they will be open until Wednesday, November 26th. There will be $10.00 growler refills till the kegs run out! Come on down and get your Thanksgiving supplies! [386 High St, Hotchkiss CO]

BREW Pub & Kitchen (Durango) - Start your weekend off right with a plate of their super tacos! With choice of chicken or pork, shredded lettuce, black beans, spicy slaw, pico de gallo and lime. Enjoy them with their smooth sippin' session porter, Martin. [117 W College Dr, Durango, CO]

Kannah Creek Brewing Co (Grand Junction) - [PRESS RELEASE] Kannah Creek Brewing Company’s new winter seasonal, Vertical Drop, is hitting shelves next week. It will be available in 6-packs and is already on tap at bars and restaurants throughout Colorado. Vertical Drop is a complex malt driven ruby red ale balanced with a light hop bitterness. Vertical Drop has an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 6.2% and an international bittering unit (IBU) of 40. “We are excited about the release of our sought after Vertical Drop Robust Red Ale,” states Kannah Creek’s Sales Director, David Boone. “The complex grain bill on top of the combination of Zeus, Challenger, and Mt. Hood hops used in this beer produces a perfect winter seasonal.” - Kannah Creek held an in-house competition to name their Winter Seasonal and received 83 submissions from employees. The name Vertical Drop was the winner and is commonly known as the distance between the summit and base of a mountain, measured straight down. Vertical Drop Robust Red Ale will be available through February. Vertical Drop joins the ranks of Kannah Creek’s three mainstay bottled beers including Lands End Amber, Standing Wave Pale Ale, and the Broken Oar IPA. [1960 N 12th St, Grand Junction, CO]

Fat Abbey Brewing Co (Delta) - BREWERY UPDATE: Yes, they are moving ahead with the brewery! They have acquired a vessel for a mash/lauter tun that will allow them to do up to 10 barrels! They also have 5 temporary fermentors that will hold up to 8 bbls each. Price quotes are being obtained from manufacturers for a 10 bbl brew kettle, and they are searching for and pricing out the rest of the equipment including a pump, hoses, bottle filler, etc. They will initially be brewing and bottling with distribution and no taproom. However, they will continue to search for and acquire a building for a taproom sometime after they begin brewing. [No address yet, Delta, CO]

Rockslide Brewery & Restaurant (Grand Junction) - They've been celebrating all year, but today is their official 20th Anniversary. Come help them celebrate tonight with $2 Platinum Blonde pints all day long. Tell them you heard about it on social media and forget your coupon, m'kay? [401 Main St, Grand Junction, CO]

Two Rascals Brewing Co (Montrose) - It's a Holiday Growler Refill Sale! Refill your growlers for Thanksgiving festivities and be the star of family. This Tuesday and Wednesday, November 25-26, refills will only be $8! They will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. [147 N 1st St, Montrose, CO]

Pagosa Brewing Co (Pagosa Springs, CO] - There's a small batch (10 gallons) batch of "Pray-4-Snow Pale" now on tap. They used lots of Centennial and Columbus hops and hopped up their award winning pale ale. [118 N Pagosa Blvd, Pagosa Springs, CO]
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

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Colorado Beer NewsToday is Name Your PC Day. Most of us spend a lot of time in front of our computers or personal electronic devices. In many cases, we spend more time with our devices than we do with our friends and family. Ever stop to wonder why? If we spend so much time with something, shouldn't that something have a name? What do you call your favorite electronic device? (Other than a swear word when it doesn't work right that is). Let's just hope they don't become self-aware anytime soon. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Thursday, November 20th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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

Metro Denver

Freshcraft (Denver) - Tonight is a special Dogfish Head Tapping and Keep the Glass night starting at 7pm. They will tap a few special kegs including 120 Minute IPA, Bitches Brew, and 90 Minute IPA. Brewery reps will be on hand to pass out glassware and other shwag. Then, coming up on Monday, November 24th at 7pm will be a fun tapping event from Left Hand Brewing Company. They will pour one of the last kegs of the year of Warrior, Fade to Black and also the new release of Barrel Aged Wake Up Dead Imperial Stout. Brewery staff will be on site with cool shwag to raffle off. [1530 Blake St, Ste A, Denver, CO]

Grist Brewing Co (Highlands Ranch) - Get your dog all cleaned up and ready for a photo shoot. Bring in your dog this Sunday, November 23rd from 11am to 3pm for "Santa Paws". New Day Animal Allies, in conjunction with DiTirro Pet Photography and Grist Brewery, is hosting its Inaugural "Santa Paws" Holiday Portrait Event. Time and talent from these businesses are being donated for this event. Your $20 donation will go directly to help the animals. Sessions are limited to dogs only; no cats please! The sessions may be of one or multiple dogs and may include owners/families, if desired. They will have Santa Claus available for photos to or you can simply utilize their winter background scene. Props will also be available including reindeer ears, Santa hats, and wrapped presents. Electronic imaged will be emailed directly to participants. Reserve your spot today. Appointments set every 1/2 hour starting at 11am. Call (727) 260-2352 or email mary[at]newdayanimalallies.org. Beer will also be pouring during the photo shoots. [9150 Commerce Ctr Cir #300, Highlands Ranch, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - Odyssey will be hosting their 2nd Annual Odyssey Beer'dwerks event in the taproom on Saturday, November 29th. The Facial Hair competition begins around 6:00pm, but they'll be raising money all day long. And Odyssey Beerwerks will be donating $1 from each pint sold from open to close (12:00pm - 11:00pm). This year's categories include: Best Mustache, Best Beard, Laziest/Worst facial hair, Ladies Showcase (wear your best fake/real facial hair), Judge's Fave (Best in Show) and maybe other awards if the mood strikes. Costumes are encouraged to showcase the overall hirsuteness! Prizes: beer, in sort of container. And maybe some Odyssey merch. Potential fame and fortune once photos hit the interwebs. Registration is from 5:00 - 6:00pm, day of the event, and there is no fee to enter (although they highly encourage donations). Judging begins at 6:00pm. The Facial Hair Club of Boulder will be helping out, and there will be energetic rockabilly music from Jim Jamm Jimmy. Plus the Barbed Wire Reef food truck will be on hand. [5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, CO]

Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew (Denver) - OMF is throwing a big 2nd Anniversary Party on Friday, December 12th from 2pm to midnight. They will be doing a bottle release of their American Wild Ale collab with the Populist (200 or so bottles corked and caged) as well as tapping: Chocolate Oak aged Brown ale collab with Ritual Chocolate, American Wild Ale collab with the Populist, Belgian Strong Golden Ale Collab with Baere Brewing, Barreled & Bretted Chinook Red Ale
Barleywine, All Colorado Malt & Hop Pale Ale, All Colorado Malt & Hop Chinook Red Ale, Farmhouse Ale, Brown Ale, Novo Coffee Stout, Proletariat, and an India Pale Ale. Food by Texorado. Live music & DJs. Free shirts and beer and all kinds of other cool stuff. They are also about to upgrade to a 7 bbl brewhouse and preparing to get their new hop and adjunct garden going in the spring. [2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO]

Renegade Brewing Co (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] Renegade Brewing launches in Kansas. Renegade Brewing Company, located in Denver, will be starting out-of-state sales in December by launching distribution to Kansas. The brewing company, which opened in June 2011, just started distributing to the entire state of Colorado in October. Previously the small brewery was self-distributed along the front range where it grew recognition for beers such as Redacted Rye IPA and Elevation Triple IPA. After signing on with Elite Brands of Colorado, they proceeded to increase their presence in Colorado. For the last 5 months Renegade has been renovating a 15,000 square foot production space at 1st and Santa Fe. This compound once housed Stark Lumber yard who is vacating the space after 120 years of business. A project by the Sherman Agency, the space will be renamed "The Yard" and will house a number of local storefronts. Renegade is moving fermentation and packaging to the new space on 1st and Santa Fe and will soon offer tours. Their current home on 9th and Santa Fe will continue to house the tasting room that is open 7 days a week. The increased production capacity of the new project has allowed Renegade to look beyond their home state and consider outside markets. Neighboring Kansas will be their first step in interstate commerce. Renegade has signed on with Worldwide Wine and Spirits in Lexena, KS. Worldwide currently distributes other Colorado breweries such as Avery, Great Divide, Left Hand, and Twisted Pine. Product has already been shipped to the Worldwide warehouse in Lexena and will hit taps and store shelves the 1st of December. ### [925 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO]

Baere Brewing Co (Denver) - There are some new artwork prints up on the walls at Baere Brewing from Andrew Hoffman. Plus, there is a new beer release today - "A Dark Belgian". It hits the taps at 5pm tonight. Plus, Dead Dog Chocolate is also in the house tonight to celebrate their Fall Stout collaboration. [320 Broadway Ste E, Denver, CO]

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - There will be a beer release tomorrow (Friday, November 21st). Stop in to try their "Starry Night Cascadian Dark", a black IPA. This one is a mighty good one too they tell me. Choose wisely. [7270 W 118th Pl, Broomfield, CO]

Mountain Toad Brewing (Golden) - Josh's Sorachi Saison paired with Jesse's art! Both can be yours tonight! Enjoy this amazing experimental Saison with Japanese Sorachi Ace hops which impart a strong lemon tartness to a clean, dry finishing French Ale. While you're diggin' that, you can win a radical painting made right in front of you! Music and art starts 5pm. [900 Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

Golden City Brewery (Golden) - Today the staff was busy installing brand new beer lines for their taps. Therefore, the taps are closed today and tomorrow, but you can still come get beer in cans and bottles to go. Never fear. [920 12th St, Golden, CO]

Strange Craft Beer Co (Denver) - A Thursday tapping is now available - 2nd Runnings Pale. Plus, tonight's food truck is Brook's Smokehouse. Visit Strange at the Chef n' Brew this weekend at Exdo Center. [1330 Zuni St, Ste M, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Asher Brewing Co (Boulder) - It's that time of year again! They've brought back their Superfly Oatmeal Stout and it's now on tap. Stop in for a pint or two. Certified organic brew! [4699 Nautilus Ct, Ste 104, Boulder, CO]

Finkel & Garf Brewing Co (Boulder) - A new beer release is set for tomorrow, Friday November 21st. Stop in and order their new Brown Ale. Dark and creamy good. [5455 Spine Rd, Ste A, Boulder, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Zwei Brüder Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Today, November 20th, the Tapping and Tasting event benefiting Ram Strength will be held from 5:30pm - 8:30pm at Zwei Brüder. They will be closed to the general public during this time unless you present a ticket at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Campus West Liquor Depot, Taps Sports Bar, The Fort Collins Fitness Club & there at Zwei Brüder. $25 ticket price. [4612 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - It's Movember at City Star Brewing. Join in on Saturday, November 22nd for some tasty craft brews in a celebration of fine moustachery and awareness of men’s health issues. City Star is donating $1 from every beer sold to the Movember Foundation. 5pm is the Mo Contest (Sign in from 4-5pm).... rock your best moustache, impress the panel of judges and take home a free City Star growler and other prizes from Studio Boom Salons. They will also have Bedrock BBQ from Loveland on hand to help keep your facial hair moistened with delicious BBQ Sauces. 6 categories including: Au Natural, Freestyle Mo, Ghost Stache, More than a Mo', Lady Stache, and Best of MO'. Must be 21+ to enter. Free to enter. No before/after pics required. Live music from Deadwood Duo starting at 6:30pm too. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Equinox Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Today they just tapped a firkin of their Mr. Delicious Oatmeal Stout that was conditioned with coffee from Forest Coffee Trading Company. That ought to keep you going! [133 Remington St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Snowbank Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - They tallied all the votes across the social media boards (Instagram, Twitter and Facebook) and the winner of their Friday Nuance Chocolate collaboration beer is Cinnamon Truffle Porter by four votes! Come celebrate with them and Umami Mobile Eatery today from noon until close. They're bringing a fresh batch of pumpkin curry that pairs perfectly with their Smirking Lantern Pumpkin Ale. Purchase anything from the truck and get a dollar off your first pint. The taproom is open from noon until 8pm tonight. Bike over and join us for a brew! [225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Ft. Collins, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Here's a deal - FREE pizza starting at 6pm tonight while it lasts. And get $1 off pours of Angry Banjo all day. They also just tapped the last of their In-Famous, an American Dark Lager. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Buckhorn Brewers (Loveland) - Last weekend the weather was cold and ugly which wasn't very welcoming for their new IPA, Freshy! So with the nicer weather, and it being Thursday, today's $3 pint is Freshy! Doors open at 3pm today. [4229 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO]

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - Something new! Come try their Winter Spiced Saison. It's their popular Saison infused with lots of different spices. [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - It may not be Christmas or Thanksgiving just yet, but this beer on tap today sure tastes like it. Come try their latest Outlaw tap: "Drunken Uncle Gingerbread Kolsch". That should ease you into the Thanksgiving mode. [242 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Today they tapped their Cranberry Copper Ale, their newest release! Stats: 5.7% ABV and 17 IBUs. Just the perfect beer in time for Thanksgiving. Open today 3pm to 8pm. [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Phantom Canyon Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - What's better then Warren Miller Entertainment at the Pikes Peak Center? How about Happy Hour pricing for owning a 2014-2015 ‪Colorado Ski Pass‬ or your day pass from any of the ‪Colorado Ski Resorts‬! Lift tickets valid for one week after issue date and must be 21+ to qualify. [2 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Dodgeton Creek Brewing Co (Trinidad) - As they promised, today marks the return of their Pumpkin Stout! This weekend's tap list also includes Red's Dirty Secret (a red lager) and Blue Lake Pale Ale. Thursday's hours are 2:00pm to 8:00pm. [36730 Democracy Dr, Trinidad, CO]

Nano 108 Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - The first of their eleven beer tapping's over the next seven days is now available starting at 4pm. Come taste their American Standards Rice Lager. It's highly sessionable at 4.7% ABV. [2402 Waynoka Rd, Colo. Springs, CO]

Red Leg Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Come on down for a special beer release tonight! At 5pm they are tapping 1812, a maple porter! They will be serving this delicious brew on CO2 and nitrogen! Bite Me Gourmet Sausage is there all evening serving up their delicious sausages. [4630 Forge Rd, Ste B, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Three Barrel Brewing Co (Del Norte) - The brewery has moved to a new location and is now OPEN for business! Check out their specialty sour ales - Hermano, Chimayo, and Morada. Open today 10:30am to 9pm. Stop by and check out their new location at: [475 Grand Ave, Del Norte, CO]

Ska Brewing (Durango) - You know what makes today great at World Headquarters? You can get $2 Modus Cans and $3 Main Line Pints - All Day! Join in this evening for ‪#‎TBT‬ as The Container Restaurant serves up some delicious Mole´ Stout Lamb Chili. And live music from Shagbark Hickories! [225 Girard St, Durango, CO]
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