Friday, October 24, 2014

Colorado Beer News 102414

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Sour Day. Sour Day let's you celebrate everything sour. Whether it be sour food, sour drink, but definitely not people who are acting sour. Find yourself some sour candy or enjoy a glass of sour ale and get ready to pucker up! Explore the world of sour cuisine today and you might just be pleasantly surprised. Sauerkraut anyone? Personally, I'll seek out a good sour beer - something that's tart and powerful. If sour is not your thing, then you can always celebrate United Nations Day today. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, October 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

Hall Brewing Co (Parker) - Hall Brewing is getting ready to release a limited edition Farmhouse Pumpkin Belgian Dubbel and should be ready just in time for Halloween next week. They used locally sourced pumpkins and obtained spices from the local Savory Spice Shop for the gourmet pumpkin pie spices in this brew. [10970 S Parker Rd, Parker, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - Love Odyssey beer and live around Littleton, CO? Stop in to High Plains Tap House in Littleton [8176 S Wadsworth Blvd] tonight from 6pm to 8pm for an Odyssey Beerwerks mini tap takeover and pint night. Odyssey's rep Joel will be on hand to talk about the beer. Say hello and grab a pint glass. [5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, CO]

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Denver) - Their 1-Year Anniversary Party is next Saturday, November 1st from 12pm to 11pm. They will be tapping some rare beer releases and doing giveaways throughout the day. At 12pm: Whiskey Barrel-Aged Voodoo Goat Barleywine. At 3pm: Lunar Eclipse Imperial Stout (17.5% ABV). At 6pm: Cognac Barrel-Aged Voodoo Goat Barleywine. And at 9pm: Barrel-Aged First Descent Old Ale (15.5% ABV). Plus Truck Yeah food truck will be on site as well. [1138 20th St, Denver, CO]

Breckenridge Brewery (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] As leaves turn and begin to fall, and the inevitable arrival of snow commences, excitement and anticipation for Opening Day of the winter sports season emerges across Colorado. For the second year, Breckenridge Brewery and Never Summer Industries have teamed up for the month of November to celebrate this special time of year. The two Colorado companies have collaborated to create another limited edition, Artist Series snowboard, which will be distributed to bars throughout the United States and given away at unique Opening Day parties. Last year was the inaugural partnership between the original mountain town brewery and the well-established, independent snowboard company. The program gained attention from craft beer and snowboard enthusiasts across the country. Because of its success, Breckenridge Brewery is expanding the footprint of the program significantly, throwing several Opening Day parties in 17 of the states they distribute beer to. It’s safe to say that this premier Colorado collaboration will be an annual tradition. “We’re the original mountain town brewery of Colorado,” explains Todd Usry, Breckenridge Brewery Brewmaster and Director of Brewery Operations. “This program and the relationship we've built with Never Summer couldn't be more fitting. It allows us to maintain our ski and snowboard culture that stems back to our roots at the original brewpub in Breckenridge, CO.” The art for the 2014 collaboration snowboard was chosen amongst six different designs that were submitted by Colorado artists. Live showcases and online voting exhibitions were held, at which point the artwork of collaborators, Josh Viola and Aaron Lovett, was chosen as this year’s Artist Series snowboard. Inspiration for the design originated from Breckenridge Brewery’s very popular Agave Wheat, which has a Dia de los Muertos themed skull chewing on wheat for the beer label. On November 7th, Breckenridge Brewery and Never Summer Industries will debut the snowboard at their second annual Opening Day kick-off party at Punch Bowl Social in Denver, CO. This free parking lot party will feature the premier of Never Summer’s movie, “Dang Bud,” free ski and snowboard edgings and waxings from 7Twenty Boardshop, snowboard giveaways, and much more. Over 300 Opening Day parties and snowboard giveaways will take place during the month of November. Dates and locations for all of these parties can be found at BreckBrew.com/OpeningDay. [471 Kalamath St, Denver, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing North Dock (Aurora) - Meet the next two beers in Dry Dock's Signature Series! On Friday, October 24 at 12pm (TODAY), they'll release the Whiskey Barrel-Aged Double Brown Ale and Double Hazelnut Brown Ale. These brand new beers will only be available at Canoe Room at North Dock for their first weekend out. These beers will be available at South Dock and on liquor store shelves beginning next week. [2801 Tower Rd, Aurora, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing South Dock (Aurora) - Meanwhile down in the South Dock, Dry Dock will be tapping their weekly firkin at 3pm. This week they have a Spicy Apricot Blonde. Great for these record breaking warm October afternoons. [15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO]

Lost Highway Brewing (Denver) - While this new brewery opened in late September, just before the GABF, they are now planning to host their official Grand Opening Party tomorrow, Saturday, October 25th from 12pm to 6pm. There will be seven of their own beers on tap including: 520 Copper Lager, Wickedest Wit, District 6 Pils, Golden Ghost Blond, Grave Robber Fraud Quad, Pumpkin Ale, and Belghost IPA. There will also be live music, a chile roasting, food and more. Also, coming up on October 31st, Lost Highway will host their Grave Robber Halloween Party from 7pm to close including a costume contest, beer pairings, ghost stories and more. [520 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO]


Blue Spruce Brewing (Centennial) - The brewing staff has been busy brewing for 3 days straight there at Blue Spruce making beer. Their Dopplebock will be back on tap in December. Their Golden Strong is in the fermenters and will be ready to tap at their Halloween Party on Friday Oct 31st. Be sure to drop in for a bite and a beer! [4151 E County Line Rd, Unit G, Centennial, CO]

Colorado Craft Beer Show (AM 760 Denver) - Listen in tomorrow from 12pm to 2pm on AM 760 for this week's Colorado Craft Beer Show with host John Turk and Company. They will be doing a live remote from Arvada Beer Company where a new Barleywine and Doppelbock will be released that day for ABC's 3rd Anniversary. Guests include the Dude from Dude's Brews (Aurora). [AM 760 Denver, CO]

Black Shirt Brewing Co (Denver) - Just in time for the weekend! American Red Porter #2014-04 hitting local store shelves later today. Be on the lookout as these won't last long - this is reportedly their best batch yet! Tonight at the brewery (open 2pm - 10pm) brewery tours at 3pm and 6pm and Street Frites will be on site tonight. Listen to The Inablers live in the Beer Garden at 8pm. [3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - "Well Bred" tap and bomber release is this Saturday, October 25th. It's BACK! Starting @ noon this Saturday they'll be tapping "Well Bred", a smooth and malty English Barleywine, aged in Breckenridge Distillery bourbon barrels. Available on draft and in bombers, each bottle is hand waxed dipped and part of their Fall barrel aged series. It's ideal for cellar aging with lavish hints of vanilla, caramel and mild coconut flavors, this 10.7% ABV brew has been aged and is ready to be rolled out in the tap room! [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub (Arvada) - Now on tap in Arvada: Thin Air ESB (5.4% ABV & 25 IBU), an English-style Extra Special Bitter. Also on tap, Disgruntled Pumpkin (6.0% ABV & 27 IBU), the return of the pumpkin ale just in time for Halloween. Also, some good press lately from MensJournal.com stating that Yak & Yeti's Chai Milk Stout was on of the "Experimental beer styles worth trying". In other news, the opening of their 9755 E Hampden location is delayed until Monday, October 27th as the fire inspection required them to change all their extinguishers and hoods from dry to wet media. They'll be pouring the Chai Milk Stout, Namaste Pilsner and GF Apple Ale at the All Colorado Beer Fest on Saturday Nov. 1st. [7803 Ralston Rd, Arvada, CO]

Alpine Dog Brewing Co (Denver) - This soon to open brewery gave a short teaser update today. They've been busy brewing beer non-stop for 4 days and now have 4 batches of beer fermenting away. Look for word on opening day coming soon. [1505 Ogden St, Denver, CO]

Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) - The day has nearly arrived for their Hop Zombie Red IPA release - this Saturday, October 25th starting at 11am. The first 10 people who buy a beer will get a free t-shirt too. There will be a Zombie costume contest, free giveaways and live music at 6pm. [8200 Park Meadows Dr, Ste 8222, Lone Tree, CO]

Parry's Pizza (Greenwood Village) - Don't forget that tomorrow, October 25th from 11am til close is Parry's "Liberate Yourself From Crappy Beer" event. This tapping event will feature loads of rarities from Avery Brewing Company including beers like: Tweak, Samaels, Pumpkin, The Beast Grand Cru, Gored, Pump(KY)n, Wet Hop, Uberschwein, Out of Sight and more! This event is only at their Greenwood Village location. [5970 S Holly St, Greenwood Village, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Can't get enough pumpkin beer? You're in luck, tomorrow (Sat. October 25th) from 12pm til their gone, Hops & Pie will host their Pumpkin Beer Fest featuring pumpkin beers from all over the country. Try pumpkin beers from Avery Brewing, The Bruery, South Hampton, Dogfish Head, Strange Craft, Sam Adams, Hopping Frog, Denver Beer Co, Southern Tier, St. Ambroise, Epic Brewing, Almanac, Fate Brewing and Upslope Brewing. Flights and singles will be available. No tickets needed - just show up and order! if you can't wait til tomorrow, they just tapped "Bol Ol' Pumpkin from 10 Barrel today. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing (Parker) - Something new has been added to their tap list for this weekend. Stop in and try the Dunkelweizen. It tapped at noon today. Also on tap: Oak-aged Kolsch, Cherry Wheat, Non-fiction Noir (IPA), and Pumpkin Drublic. North of the Border Grill will be there serving up food starting at 4pm. Then stop back for their Halloween Party tomorrow, Oct 25th. Costume Contest with prizes starting at 7pm. Awards for Scariest, Funniest, Most Original, Best Couple, & Best Kids Costume. Candy for the kids and a special Halloween Firkin for the adults. [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

Westminster Brewing Co (Westminster) - Weekend happenings: Friday - Good beer and Pacific Bonsai food truck on site. Saturday - Live blues/rock from Smoothdaddy and the Blue Boyz 6-9pm, plus Taste of Texas BBQ. Sunday - Happy Hour prices all day - $1 off 20oz proper pints and $10 growler fills. Plus, return next week for their Halloween Party on the 31st 8pm to midnight. Prizes for costumes and great food and live music. [7655 W 108th Ave, Unit 600, Westminster, CO]

Mu Brewery (Aurora) - Today at 5pm Mu Brewery will be tapping their Football Red Ale. If you miss it today they'll be making another batch to pour only during Bronco Game Days. [9735 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO]

Grist Brewing Co (Highlands Ranch) - On October 30th they're releasing a Belgian Single with Juniper Berries (ABV: 6.0 SRM: 5 IBU: 24). On November 1st they're celebrating Halloween in the taproom and will have a firkin of Pumpkin Brown. On November 8th they're celebrating their 1st Birthday party! Grist will be releasing their first barrel aged beer, a Russian Imperial Stout aged in whiskey barrels and an American Barley Wine. Also they'll be re-releasing some of their older beers. [9150 Commerce Center Cir, Ste 300, Highlands Ranch, CO]

Boulder County

The Very Nice Brewing Co (Nederland) - Don't forget - their 2-year anniversary party is tomorrow, Saturday, October 25th! In addition to new tappings, door prizes and live music, 20-oz bombers of their 1st Year Anniversary Beer will be available - Phunkin' Monster, a barleywine aged since Oct 2013 coming in at 12% ABV. There's just a limited quantity of bottles so get one for yourself or make it a great gift! [20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO]

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - Today's 5pm special beer tapping was brewed with whole leaf peppermint, chocolate extract, and cacao nibs. Stop in to try their Mint Chocolate Stout after work today. Yum! [5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Northern Colorado

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Today is Firkin Friday at Grimm Bros. Today's special firkin is a Beet Fearless Youth, a Dunkel Lager made with plenty of red beets. Don't be a Down Beet, be an Up Beet! Try a pint tonight. Also, their Pumpkin Griffin Hefeweizen Ale has also arrived. Tis the season for pumpkin brew! [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Looking for some good beer and Blues this weekend? Stop by City Star for a weekend of Blues music. Hotfoot will be playing Blues tonight at 7pm and Johnny Johnston & The Po' Boys will be playing tomorrow (Saturday) at 7pm. Plenty of good beer on tap. Open today 2pm to 10pm, Saturday 12pm to 10pm and Sunday 12pm to 9pm. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Just tapped today - their Get Busy Living - Belgian Wit w/pears. Also, Bottlecap BBQ will be in the house starting at 5pm. Start off your weekend here. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Zwei Brüder Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Today they've released their Weizenbock beer just in time for your weekend. Stop on by and try a pint. Then plan to come back on Thursday, October 30th for "Tricks, Treats & Brews" from 3pm to 8pm. Join 1933 Brewing, Black Bottle Brewery and Zwei Bruder for their Halloween celebration! Kids can trick or treat from 3pm- 5pm. Everyone over 21 is eligible to win a free beer if they visit all three breweries between the hours of 3pm- 8pm. And... if you can "find the brewer" between the hours of 3PM- 8PM at all three breweries you will be entered into a raffle and possibly win some sweet prizes. How do you play "find the brewer"? Find a picture of the brewer at each Brewery. Once you have found the picture tell the bartender at each Brewery the location of the picture. The bartender will give you a portion of a phrase (the portion of the phrase will consist of a unique word) at each Brewery. Once you have "found the brewer" at the last and third Brewery and told the bartender the entire phrase you will be entered into a raffle and have the possibility of winning some prizes. [4612 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - There are a lot of Halloween Costume Parties happening this year! You'll need a kickass costume. PCBC is throwing a "Get Ready for Halloween" party there with their friends over at Eco-Thrift Wednesday, October 29th from 4-8pm out in the parking lot. It's a big Costume Party Yard Sale and Jockey Box Beer Fest! Beers that will be flowing include: Rattlesnake Jack (sour), Peanut Brittle Red, Wood City Lager, SchwarzSaber black lager, Sleeping Elephant '12 and Lindenmeier Wheat! [242 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood! Come quaff a pint of their recently tapped Double Birds Imperial IPA and indulge in some mouth-watering treats from Stout Market Loveland! Soak up this gorgeous patio weather while you can. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Snowbank Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Yesterday the beanies rolled in, today they have zip up hoodies! Both mens and womens styles are available in the taproom today! Chaulkboard Gourmet Express is joining them today from 3:30pm until close serving up spicy tacos and piping hot cheesesteaks. Purchase anything from the cart and get a dollar off a pint of Pawnee Porter. And finally, tonight at 5pm they'll be tapping the latest of their collaboration brews - Cocoa Coffee Porter featuring cacao husks and nibs from Nuance Chocolate and freshly roasted coffee beans from Cranknstein. Get on over there and stock up for winter with a new hoodie and beanie, then stick around for a pint and a bite! Come hungry. Come thirsty. [225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Ft. Collins, CO]

Compass Cider (Ft. Collins) - Compass will be a featured location for the Old Town Zombie Crawl tomorrow, Saturday, October 25th! The crawl begins at 5pm in Old Town Square, and tickets can be purchased in advance online for $16 (http://oldtownzombie.com/tickets-contact/) or day of in the Square for $20. A ticket will buy you a wristband and the wristband will entitle you to 5 crawl stops. Be sure to make Compass one of your stops: they'll be pouring 3oz tasters of their Divide - a 100% apple cider with hints of oak and summer fruit. [216 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]


Southern Front Range

Walter Brewing Co (Pueblo) - Tonight from 6pm to close - Walter Brewing Company will be booked for a Private Party. They will be open to the public from 3pm to 6pm with Happy Hour during that time. They will be open for regular business on Saturday from 3pm to 10pm. [126 Oneida St, Pueblo, CO]

Fossil Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Don't forget! Today is the Grand Opening of the Springs' newest community-centric microbrewery from 2pm to 10pm. There will be at least 7 new beers to try plus a food truck. Beers include: Megalodon Blonde Ale, Evolution Amber Ale, Mammoth IPA, Buried Brown Ale, Hair of the Hound Saison, Sabertooth IIPA, and Steggy Stout. They will even have a brewery made non-alcoholic Ginger Ale. This brewery is the brainchild of 5 founders: Josh & Colleen Bye, Katrina & Rich Benson and Graham Clark. Initial hours will be: Wednesdays through Saturdays 2pm to 10pm. Come check out Colorado's 53rd brewery to open this year! [2845 Ore Mill Rd #1, Colo. Springs, CO]

Red Leg Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - It's Friday and as usual Red Leg is the place to be. They are releasing a very exciting new brew, Brett Noire, a Dark Brett Saison. They will be tapping this new creation at 4pm for Commanders Club and at 5pm for all their other Red Leg friends and fans! Gypsy-Pizzeria will be there all evening crafting up some delicious pizza to pair with your beer! Tomorrow 10/25 - Brewery Tours at 3PM, 5PM and 7PM! [4630 Forge Rd Ste B, Colo. Springs, CO]

Shamrock Brewing Co (Pueblo) - Now on tap: Pumpkin Drublic (6.3% ABV). This brew was made with over sixty pounds of pumpkin that were roasted and spiced then added to an amber ale brewed with a high percentage of honey malt to create this fall offering. Pairs very well with Uggs and Yoga Pants. [108 W 3rd St, Pueblo, CO]

Mountains and West

Breckenridge Brew Pub (Breckenridge) - Psst! Want to know a secret. As for their special edition Belgium Web-hopped Double IPA, aged with wild foraged raspberries. It's on the secret tap so you have to ask for it. This brew was originally made by the Beers Made By Walking event for GABF. [600 Main St, Breckenridge, CO]

Roaring Fork Beer Co (Carbondale) - Get ready for "Night of the Living Brews" on Friday, October 31st from 2pm to 10pm. Halloween Happy Hour all night with $4 beers. Plus there will be a special Halloween infusion beer on tap. Listen to music from D.J. Benny from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Costume Contest with big prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place if you come as a vintage Halloween movie character. Plus, next week their popular Hoppa Road Imperial IPA will be released in 22oz bomber bottles! [1941 Dolores Way, Carbondale, CO]

Ska Brewing (Durango) - Do you have some mad carving skills? Ska is kicking off Skalloween tonight with their Pumpkin Carving Contest. Come show them what you can do and win prizes. The fun starts at 6pm. [225 Girard St, Durango, CO]

Storm Peak Brewing Co (Steamboat Springs) - The words for the day are: Nitro TIPA. It's there and now on tap. [1744 N Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO]
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Colorado Beer News 102314

Colorado Beer NewsToday is iPod Day. It was on this day back in 2001 that Apple unveiled the first iPod and from then on the world of music was changed forever. Today, downloadable music is on just about every portable device. Celebrate the day by listening to some music on your favorite portable device whether it be Apple or other. What's going to be the next big innovation? Hoverboards? Around Colorado, that innovation is craft beer! It's also a Partial Solar Eclipse Day here in Colorado from 3:18pm (start), to 4:35pm (peak), to 5:44pm (end). Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, October 23rd, 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

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - On Saturday, November 1, Dad & Dude’s Breweria celebrates its 4th birthday. Starting this coming Monday, the brewpub is putting on a stretch of “homecoming” activities leading up to its birthday. The fun includes daily special-release beers from D&D’s "massive" 1.5 barrel system, nightly prize raffles and goofy costume nights. Attendees who dress for the night’s theme receive double tickets for entry into the raffles. Here's some of the beers being released in the week leading up to their birthday: 10/27 Gourd-Geous Pumpkin Ale (nitro), 10/28 - Sun Kissed Braggot, 10/29 - Oad-aged Bard's Yard (fresh hop beer), 10/30 - Rum Forrest, Rum! (American-style stout w/vanilla beans aged in rum barrel), 10/31 - Lion Heart Barley Wine (12% ABV), and 11/1 - Zinful (beer/wine hybrid). [6730 S Cornerstar Way, Ste D, Aurora, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Lakewood & Denver) - It's Thursday, and that means a new ‪#‎ExBeeriment‬ is on tap! Their Bière de Garde is the perfect example of a Belgium style amber with subtle cellar notes combining with a dry finish and malty smoothness. Come get some before it's gone! ‪#‎partywithcaution‬ [EAST: 12445 E 39th Ave, Unit 314, Denver, CO - WEST: 1057 S Wadsworth Blvd, Unit 60, Lakewood, CO]

Joyride Brewing Co (Edgewater) - It's Thursday. It's almost the weekend, the Broncos are playing the Chargers tonight, pints are $1 off during the game and Moe's Original Bar B Que will be there. What more do you need? (How about a Broncos victory!) [2501 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Today's rare beer is a Baltic Porter. They've never made a batch until now. You'll want to get in and try this one. But careful, this one weighs in at 9.5% ABV and has a nice roast nose and licorice notes. Just a 20 gallon batch - pours til it's gone! PLUS - Arvada Beer is hiring! They are looking for a server / beertender. Drop off your application today. Multi days/shifts available. [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - They'll be showing the Broncos - Chargers game on the big screen tonight at 6:25pm. They're also tapping a firkin of Double IPA with cloves at 4:00pm. Plus, the Farm to Truck will be at the taproom from 4:00pm to 9:00pm serving locally sourced street food! How's that for a Thursday night? [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

Denver Beer Co Canworks (Denver) - Come over to their Canworks taproom location tonight to watch the Broncos game. They've got day-fresh cans of Hey! Pumpkin and Incredible Pedal (in orange and blue cans) available to drink. Watch the game on their new big screen TV! [4455 Jason St, Denver, CO]

4 Noses Brewing Co (Broomfield) - Pumpaction Pumpkin Ale Release tonight! Pumpaction Pumpkin Ale (6.4% ABV, 14 IBUs) is brewed with 8+ lbs per barrel of roasted pumpkins, pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar and whole cinnamon sticks! Come get some while it lasts. Thursday Night Broncos Football is on tonight as well! Basic Kneads Pizza Truck will be in all night. [8855 W 116 Cir, Broomfield, CO]

Living The Dream Brewing Co (Littleton) - Bronco-Orange infused wit is happening in the Randall today! Also over 100 square feet of TV's will be broadcasting the whipping Manning is about to unleash on the Chargers tonight. Game starts @ 6:25pm. Street Frites food truck is back tonight too. [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

Baere Brewing Co (Denver) - Today they release a Belgian Blonde and a Sweet Stout in the taproom. Open 5-9pm! Reminder that they will be CLOSED tomorrow for a founder's party. Open Saturday normal hours. [320 Broadway, Ste E, Denver, CO]

Beer By Design Brewery (Northglenn) - Attention sour beer lovers! They have a Blueberry Wheat Sour back on tap in the Tap Room. If you are just hearing about their sours now, then you need to know they have three more on tap for your enjoyment. A plain wheat sour, a strawberry and raspberry sour in addition to the blueberry sour. Ask their beertenders about their many beer blends, like their Blueberry Pie (80% Blueberry Sour and 20% Prairie Style Porter).

Boulder County

The Very Nice Brewing Co (Nederland) - It's their 2-Year Anniversary Celebration! Join us in the Very Nice tap room this Saturday, October 25th from Noon-10pm for special tappings, beer giveaways, door prizes and live music! They'll be tapping this year's anniversary beer at 3:00pm and will be giving away a 10-oz pour of it til a 6'er is gone! Music from Caribou Mountain Collective starts at 6:00pm. [20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO]


Echo Brewing (Erie) - Enjoy an Echo beer and pizza on their patio today! Broncos play the Chargers at 6:30pm, stop in to watch the game. Happy Hour prices start at 3:00pm and extend through the game - $1 off all Echo pints and $4 glasses of Riesling! [600 Briggs St, Erie, CO]

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - Today they are tapping Pepo the Picker (sour ale with pumpkin and apples) and Derplomat (American brown ale) at 3pm. Pepo will also be available in bombers. To top it off, the Broncos take on the Chargers at 6:25pm. Lena B Bar-b-Que will be in the courtyard with their delicious smoked meats. [301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - Join in on Saturday, November 8th at the brewery for the first ever release of Scourge of the Dude! Their second ever bottled barrel-aged beer, with only 16 bourbon barrels that have been aging for eight months in their cooler, will be first on sale to the public on the 8th so get it while you can! (Makes a great holiday gift!) [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Northern Colorado

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Tonight is FREE pizza starting at 6pm - first come first serve. They'll have the Bronco game on at 6:30pm. Here's some recently tapped beers for you to enjoy tonight: The last of their "In Love with Summer" strawberry rhubarb wheat, Midnight Expresso - espresso stout on Nitro, and "Walking the Parapet" aka Killer Boots aged in a bourbon bbl. Also at 6pm join Steve for the Verboten Run Club. Get $3 beers afterwards for you hearty souls. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Enjoy an evening with PCBC. Starting at 7pm, join in for Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes. There will be beer specials, an Outlaw tapping of Fishtastic (Swedish Fish candy beer), the Curry Favor food truck, and prizes for trivia winners. [242 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Snowbank Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - The new Beanies are in! Ready yourself for the cold weather ahead with one their embroidered beanies - perfect for the first ski/snowboard day of the season that's coming up soon. They have the brand new Stop n Chop in today from noon until 8pm serving up fried pork chop sandwiches, onion rings, fries and more! Order anything from the truck and get a dollar off a pint of Moon Arete Wheat to pair. The taproom is open until 8pm tonight. There is beer and food aplenty! Come hungry. Come thirsty. [225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Ft. Collins, CO]

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Count Chocula fans! The date has been set for the Cerealiously with Count Chocula beer tapping - October 30th at 5:00pm! Due to the overwhelming support from General Mills (makers of Count Chocula), BBB will also be giving away Monsters gift bags from General Mills. They will also have side cars of Count Chocula cereal to pair with your Cerealiously beer as well. In addition, BBB will be making Monster Marshmallow Bars for a spooky treat. [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - It takes a lot of steps to make a real pumpkin ale! Roasting the pumpkins brings out the rich flavors and creates depth and creaminess. The spices are of course the most important ingredients and Broken Plow thinks they struck a great balance. Come taste the results for yourself. Releases tomorrow - October 24th! [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - Two fun experimental infusions this week! Saison with Anise and Cocoa Nibs & Tropic King with Kukicha tea. If you haven't tried them yet this week, get IN there because they might not last much longer. [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Buckhorn Brewers (Loveland) - Thursday means $3 special pints. Today's $3 pint is "Eden Valley Oat Soda". Doors opened at 3pm - get there soon! [4229 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Smiling Toad Brewery (Colorado Springs) - Don't forget about their Chili Cook-off this Sunday, October 26th from 1pm to 5pm. Bring in your best chili to share. They will provide power for your crock pots, bowls, spoons, crackers and prizes! You provide the chili and friends. Categories for red, green and white chili. [1757 S Eighth St, Colo. Springs, CO]

Iron Bird Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Today there's not 1 but two new beers on tap. First up - an Oatmeal Stout. And second, a cask of an Extra Special Bitter (ESB). It's going to be one helluva Thirsty Thursday! #RoadToRealAle [402 S Nevada Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Red Leg Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - They'll have the Bronco game on at 6:25pm and Bite Me Gourmet Sausage will be out front grilling up food. Tomorrow, Friday October 24th they will have a new beer release at 5pm - a Dark Brett Saison!. Plus, plan to attend their Halloween Costume Party on October 31st. They will be tapping two new pumpkin beers! [4630 Forge Rd Ste B, Colo. Springs, CO]

Dodgeton Creek Brewing Co (Trinidad) - Come in and grab a growler before tonight's Broncos game. Thursday's hours are 2:00pm to 8:00pm. They will have the game on the radio. This week's tap line-up is: Wheated Bitter, Coffee Porter, Lagered Bitter, Scottish Ale, Red's Dirty Lil' Ale, A Different IPA, Milk Stout, and a Pumpkin Stout. [36730 Democracy Dr, Trinidad, CO]

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Their seasonal favorite Winter Warlock oatmeal stout makes its frosty return to the taps at their October 30th release party. Plan to be there! [1604 S Cascade Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Palisade Brewing Co (Palisade) - Halloween Night - October 31st - It's their biggest party of the year! Jack-n-Jill (band) will be playing a special show in the loft of the brew house, drink specials all night (8-11pm) and a hilarious costume contest. [200 Peach Ave, Palisade CO]

Hideaway Park Brewery (Winter Park) - The brewery will be back to regular business hours starting TODAY and lasting through the Fall. Stop by and grab a pint. Their 64oz glass growlers are back in stock as well as their 40oz stainless steel growlers. Hours: Wed. thru Fri. 4pm-8pm, Sat. 12-8pm, and Sun. 2-6pm. [78927 US Hwy 40, Winter Park, CO]

Pagosa Brewing Co (Pagosa Springs) - Plan to attend their Halloween Bash on Friday October 31st. They will be tapping their Great Pumpkin Ale, doing special Halloween food pairings, and hosting Adult & Kids Costume and Coloring Contests. Plus Halloween Candy & Campfires. And, a REAL Magician at 5pm! [118 N Pagosa Blvd, Pagosa Springs, CO]

Broken Compass Brewing (Breckenridge) - Attention beer and disco lovers, it's party time! Tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 24th) they are hosting a day long celebration of the birth of their esteemed boss and co-owner, David Axelrod. Festivities will begin at A-Basin during the day (there will be beer) before moving to the Broken Compass taproom for a DISCO party starting at 7pm. Tastefully exposed chest hair, absurdly flashy sequins and ludicrous mustaches are strongly encouraged, as is any and all forms of dancing. Let's boogey! [68 Continental Ct, Unit B12, Breckenridge, CO]
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December 2014 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar

2014 Colorado Beer Festivals & EventsDecember 2014

December 2014 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

December begins the long cold winter and with it, most beer activities are indoors. The holiday season is here and all and winter seasonal beers are abundant. December still has a few festivals, but the coming of winter means that beer drinkers will be looking to stay warm with bigger beers. These calendar listings are updated regularly or whenever new events are made public. Event organizers wishing to have their Colorado beer-related event added to these calendar listings please use the Contact Form and let us know all the details. In most cases, the event will be listed within a few days.

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Denver Beer Festivus
Saturday, December 13, 2014
McNichols Building - 144 W Colfax
Denver, CO
Time: 3pm to 6:30pm.
Cost: General $40 - $65 VIP.
A beer festival for the rest of us! Featuring 30+ Denver-only breweries. The 2012 Denver Beer Festivus was incredible. The 2013 Denver Beer Festivus was even better. You better believe 2014 will be the best yet! Expect over 30 Denver breweries and countless food, music, and surprises to make this year's festivities impossible to miss. There will be more food, more music, and more Festivus! Food extra - not included in the price. Sorry, no children or pets allowed. For more information and tickets visit: www.denverfeerfestivus.com.


BeerAdvocate Winter Warmer Pub CrawlBeerAdvocate's Annual Winter Warmer Pub Crawl
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Various Downtown locations.
Denver, CO
Time: 11:00am - 8:00pm (estimate)
Cost: Per beer consumed.
It's time for the annual Winter Warmer Pub Crawl. BeerAdvocate will be selecting up to 5 stops on this walking tour for beer in downtown Denver. Come meet fellow beer enthusiasts as well as some of the BeerAdvocate gang. They will be stopping for 2 hours at a time at each location. Stops will be announced soon. Pay as you go. More information on BeerAdvocate.com.


Other December Events Expected - Details and more events coming soon.

- Wynkoop Brewing's Parade of Darks 2014 - Denver, CO - Est. $35 adv, $42 day of. 1-4pm. Early Dec.
- Denver's Littlest Big Christmas Beer Fest @ Hops & Pie - Denver, CO - mid-Dec on a Saturday. TBA.
- New Year's Eve Parties - Statewide at various breweries, pubs, bars, restaurants. TBA.


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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Colorado Beer News 102214

Colorado Beer NewsToday is CAPS LOCK DAY. There's a seldom used button on your keyboard called the Caps Lock key. When pressed it turns everything into capital letters. When used online during chat sessions, it is generally considered as shouting and is widely discouraged. However, this is the one day a year where the use of the Caps Lock key is actually encouraged. GO AHEAD AND SHOUT! Just be sure to turn it off later on. Your friends will appreciate it. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, October 22nd, 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) - [PRESS RELEASE] Copper Kettle Brewing Company is pleased to announce the release of the 2nd year of “Well Bred”, the company’s Barrel Aged Barleywine. This seasonal bottle will release on Saturday, October 25th, 2014, starting at noon when Copper Kettle’s doors open. An English Barleywine, rich in malt with hints of vanilla and caramel, also aged in Breckenridge Distillery bourbon barrels. This English Barleywine is far maltier than its American counterpart. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Great Divide Brewing Co (Denver) - Great Divide is excited to announce that they have officially broken ground on their second location along the South Platte River in the downtown Denver neighborhood of River North (RiNo), and their expansion project is finally underway as of the end of September 2014. The first phase of the expansion is set to be up-and-running by Summer 2015 and will be a 65,000 square foot warehouse, storage and packaging facility. In addition, that location will also house a taproom called the Barrel Bar. Look for work to be happening at 3403 Brighton Boulevard in Denver. Meanwhile, the Autumn Seasonals have returned. Look for Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout, Fresh Hop Pale Ale, and Hibernation Ale (English Style Old Ale) - all now on store shelves from October through December - while supplies last. [2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO]

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - This Saturday, October 25th starting at 10am, Big Choice will host a Beer Brunch featuring Saison Beermosas and a breakfast beer "Steamed Porter with Coffee" on cask. Breakfast food will be provided by Tasty Eats. No tickets necessary - just come in and enjoy! Kick off your Saturday right. The brunch goes until the food is gone. And then on Sunday, October 26th starting at 2:30pm they will be hosting a Pumpkin Carving contest. They will provide carving tools, paints, and pumpkins. Pumpkins are $6 each or you can bring your own. Best carved pumpkin gets 6 free pints! Judging starts at 4pm. Happy Hour on pints from 2-5pm that day and they'll tap a Pumpkin Pie Porter! [7270 W 118th Pl, Unit A, Broomfield, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - There's a new Discovery Beer being tapped today at 5:00pm. It's called "Smoka Mocha Brown Ale". This brew will pair great with pulled pork, brisket, ribs and more from Bubba Due's BBQ who will be on site today. [5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, CO]

Former Future Brewing Co (Denver) - The remainder of their GABF Bronze Medal Coolship Ale: Black Project #1 (Flyby) is being bottled soon and will be released in 750ml bottles along with Batch #2. Look for them in your near future. [1290 S Broadway, Denver, CO]

De Steeg Brewing (Denver) - Trivia Tonight! Starts at 7 PM. This will be our last trivia for a while so come in and win your growler. Also, a freshly tapped Belgian IPA is now available. Nice and hoppy for all you IBU lovers. Open 4 PM - 11 PM. [4342 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Renegade Brewing Co (Denver) - Their pumpkin beer is here! And to celebrate the addition of Disarm to the tap wall every time "Disarm" by Smashing Pumpkins plays the beer will be $1.00 starting at 6:00pm. Slyderman will be set up outside. [925 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - The next beer in their bottled Barrel-Aged Series is being released this coming Sunday, October 26th at 1pm. Avery Brewing is set to release "Antonius' Carmen Barrel-Aged Sour Ale". This 7.43% ABV brew had only 291 cases produced and is a brewery only release (not going to stores). Bottle sales will begin at 1pm, limit 12 bottles per person. Also at 11am that day, they will also have some rare beers on draft including: Drew's Fuzzy Peach, Karmarita, Papa Sour, Eremita V, The Preacher, 2013 Mephistopheles' Stout, and Vanilla Bourbon Coffee Chocolate Stout. In other Avery news, the new facility over at 4910 Nautilus Court is coming along nicely. In fact they plan to start making beer there starting in December! Current location: [5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

3rd Annual Boulder IPA Fest (Boulder) - Have you gotten your tickets to the Boulder IPA Fest yet? It's happening in the Avery alley on Saturday, November 8th starting at 1pm. This festival will feature IPAs from all around the country including such beers as: Hop Shovel from Bear Republic, Flower Child IPA from Cambridge Brewing, Hoperation Overload from DESTIHL, Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing, and 100 more! Information and tickets can be found on Eventbrite. Event location - Avery Brewing Co [5757 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Echo Brewing Co (Frederick) - Today they'll be tapping their Pumpkin Ale once again at their Frederick location and are getting ready for Halloween. Also on tap are: Kirby Kolsch, Balefire Red, Mirror Image IPA, Nocturnal Black IIPA, C.V. Milk Stout, Razz, Echo Amber, Echo ESB, Tri-Town Brown, and Frank. Which one of these are YOUR must have beer? Happy Hour from 4-6pm and Giggling Greek on site from 5-7pm. [5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - Have you tried their "Blood Orange VamirePA" yet? It's available exclusively at an Old Chicago near you. The Halloween Mini Tour runs through October. Try it while you can! [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

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

Northern Colorado

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - When the USA Today got word of a story about cases of Count Chocula cereal disappearing from Fort Collins store shelves, little did Sean Nook (owner/brewer) of Black Bottle Brewery realize how viral that story would go. His upcoming beer "Cerealiously" made with said Count Chocula cereal is now gathering a lot of attention. Even General Mills who makes Count Chocula is sending him more of that cereal so that Sean can send them some of that beer. Here's a story that 9News reporter Keven Torres did yesterday on Black Bottle Brewery. View the video below on Torres' Facebook page. [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Verboten is once again raising money for prostate cancer research and men's health! During the month of November they will release a special beer, aptly named Twig and Berries, a Dark Ale with Raspberries and Wild Cherry Bark. Part of the proceeds from this beer will be donated to the Movember USA campaign. Last year they raised $400 for the campaign. In addition, they have formed their Movember team and are looking for brothers and sistas to join. If you would like to, visit their Movember page and take a look at the details (or donate to the cause directly). Also - Wednesday Happy Hour is 3pm to 6pm with $1 off pints. Come by for a Walking the Parapet, a bourbon bbl-aged Killer Boots (7.5% ABV). [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Get $2 off growler fills all day today. Starting this week and every Wednesday they'll be picking one of their rotating beers for a special $4 off discount. This week it's "Odds and Ends: Columbus", a single hop pale ale. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Fossil Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Opening day is set for this Friday, October 24th at 2pm til 10pm. At long last, the first beers will be pouring at this newest Colorado brewery. Here's their starting tap line-up: Megalodon Blonde Ale, Evolution Amber Ale, Mammoth India Pale Ale, Buried Brown Ale, Hair of the Hound Saison, Sabertooth Imperial IPA, Steggy Stout, and a non-alcoholic Ginger Ale. Food vendors for opening day are still TBA. Plan to welcome in this new brewery Friday. [2845 Ore Mill Rd #1, Colo. Springs, CO]

Paradox Beer Co (Woodland Park) - Paradox is releasing 5 cases of their cellared "Spirit of Skully" Rum bbl-aged Strong (15% ABV). It was made with honey and apricots, bottled 17 months ago. It will be available this weekend only in their Tasting Cellar. No bottle limit til they're all gone. [106 E Village Terrace, Ste 100, Woodland Park, CO]

Red Leg Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - You've made it to the midpoint in the week! And it's a special night there at Red Leg. Tonight is their night in the Fields Family Fundraiser! Please come down and help them raise funds to support the Fields Family. They will be donating $1 from every pint sold from 6-8PM, and will have donation jars out all day. Bite Me Gourmet Sausage is here all evening, and will also be supporting this wonderful cause, so come hungry and thirsty! [4630 Forge Rd, Ste B, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Dillon Dam Brewery (Dillon) - The ski season has started, but more snow is needed to be a great season this year. This is why Dillon Dam Brewery is hosting a "Pray For Powder Party" this Friday, October 24th starting at 5pm. Happy Hour will be extended until 7pm! Get $2.75 pints and half price wings 3-7pm. Be there for the fun and games. Reps from Ski Loveland and A-Basin will be there. Loveland is selling 4 pack tickets for $119 from 4-7pm. While you're there, stay for the Oktoberfest dinner. Cost is $34 per person and includes one pint of their Dam Otto's Oktoberfest. Dinner available from 5-10pm. No reservations needed. [100 Little Dam Rd, Dillon, CO]

Ska Brewing (Durango) - Ska teased a new beer coming soon. It's called "Dementia Aged & Confused", a bourbon bbl-aged Euphoria Pale Ale. This brew will help them celebrate 10 years of collaboration with Venture Snowboards. Stay tuned for release details. [225 Girard St, Durango, CO]

San Luis Valley Brewing Co (Alamosa) - On tap right now: The Reaper King - Imperial Pumpkin Ale. This double brown pumpkin ale (7.4% ABV) will get you into the spirit of fall. Once you've gotten your trick, come on down for this treat. [631 Main St, Alamosa, CO]
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Colorado Beer News 102114

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Reptile Awareness Day. This seldom celebrated "holiday" was created to help raise awareness of the 6,500 to 10,000 different species of reptiles in the world and promote learning about them. Reptiles include snakes, lizards, turtles, crocodiles, and alligators. While you might not have many reptile living near you, it's always a good idea to know what may be living near use just in case you encounter one. So toast today to our cold-blooded friends and appreciate those creatures that live around you. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, October 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

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - It's the middle of October Pumpkin Cask Month at CKBC. Tomorrow, Oct. 22nd, they'll tap a cask of Bourbon Oak Aged Pumpkin Porter. It's a pumpkin with a kick! Stop in for a glass. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - It's Day 2 of their birthday celebration week. Today they bring out the popular Chile Golden Ale. The beer has the aroma of poblanos and the taste of Hatch Green chilies. Not much heat but a lot of flavor and aroma. Come on down and try a pint today! [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Platt Park Brewing Co (Denver) - Halloween is right around the corner! On Thursday 10/23 they will be Carving Pumpkins. Feel free to bring the kids, your own pumpkin, and they will supply the rest. After, they will display all the carved pumpkins on their front patio! Also, Halloween Night, from 6pm-12am they are going to have a Kids Costume Contest @ 6PM and an Adult Costume Contest @ 10PM, a haunted brewery dance and Special Beer Releases! Make sure to be dressed and ready to party! [1875 S Pearl St, Denver, CO]

4 Noses Brewing Co (Broomfield) - In case you missed it last night, they've put up a Smoked Doppelbock on tap as of last night. Open today from 4pm til 9pm. [8855 W 116 Cir, Broomfield, CO]

Rockyard Brewing Co (Castle Rock) - The quest for the perfect double IPA continues this week with a release of another infamous Jellyman's Deviation beer this Friday, October 24th at 4pm. This time they're tapping "Jelly 3.0" an IIPA brewed with a Belgian yeast blend. This big brew weighs in at 11.5% ABV and is served in a tulip glass. The brew has a spiced tea-like flavor with an even bitter finish. [880 Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO]

Mu Brewery (Aurora) - Mark your calendars for Halloween Night for "Boo at the Mu". They'll be hosting a costume contest. You can get a free 5oz pour of their small batch "Witches' Brew" IF you can get it from their Haunted Cellar. Muahahahahahah! 9735 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - Huzzah! Tap-It Tuesday is back! Tonight at 6pm they will be tapping "Between the Staves", a collaboration beer they did with Anchorage Brewing Company. This beer is a sour ale aged in cognac barrels. $5 taster, $10 full pour. [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Here's all the fresh tappings today at Hops & Pie: Hoponious Union from Jack's Abby, Ghoul Fuel from Bull & Bush, Standard from Prairie, Pumpkin Patch from Rogue, and Mystic Momma from Jacki O's. Get 2 drafts and an 18" 2-topping pizza for $23 today from 5pm to close. Try their Roasted Pumpkin soup too! [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Boggy Draw Brewery (Sheridan) - Progress is being made on this brewery in the making. Today their brewhouse arrived and is in their building. Stay tuned for further updates on this new brewery. Future location: [3535 S Platte River Dr, Sheridan, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - Just in case you were curious as to what the brewers have been up to - they are planning to brew 75 barrels of beer in the next 10 days. The recipe list includes: Colorado Cream Ale, IPA No. 1 (yup, it's coming back), Dubbel (new), Milk Stout (new) and another beer TBD (taking suggestions). Meanwhile, plenty of beer already on tap. [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

Floodstage Ale Works (Brighton) - There's going to be a Historic Downtown Brighton Halloween Pub Crawl on Saturday, october 25th from 2pm til 9pm. Participating are Brighton Tavern, Copper Rail, La Estrellita, Jordinelli's, Jerry's and Floodstage Ale Works. Come by and see them. Open 7 days a week til 2am. [170 S Main St, Brighton, CO]

ACBR Holiday Beer Bash (Denver) - Join American Craft Beer Radio on the evening of November 21st 6-9pm at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum (yes, you will be drinking delicious beer around classic out-of-commission aircraft) for their 2nd Annual Holiday Beer Bash! Interact with the brewing industry first hand and sample hundreds of different seasonal and year-round offerings. 35 + featured breweries with unlimited sampling. Local chefs serving sample food offerings. TONS of prizes to give away (what are the holidays without gifts?) 21+ admission ONLY. VIP tickets get in 1 hour early at 5pm. Tickets available on Eventbrite. [7711 E Academy Blvd, Denver, CO]

Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen (Denver) - Two beers just went on tap today: "Lonely Sheep" Scottish 90 Shilling and also "Boxer" India Red Ale. Come and get them! [800 Lincoln St, Denver, CO]

FERMÆNTRA (Denver) - The opening date has finally been set for this new brewery in Denver. FERMÆNTRA plans to open on November 15th, 2014. Stay tuned for more details on what this brewery will bring to the tap wall and what others can do to add to that list. [1715 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - Announcing the release of a new beer this Thursday, October 23rd - Pepo the Picker, a sour ale with pumpkin and apple. This is a collaboration brew between Odd13 and Stem Ciders. Pepo the Picker is an intensely sour brown ale brewed with pumpkin and fermented with juice from granny smith and crab apples. Subtly spiced with ginger, cinnamon, and cardamon. Bottles will also be available for purchase. [301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO]

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co (Lafayette) - Mark your calendars for our 1st Annual Hoppy Halloween Bash on Friday, Oct. 31st. There will be both a pumpkin and costume contests. Bring in a carved pumpkin on the 29th or 30th to be judged on Halloween. Wear your costume on Halloween for happy hour pricing all night. Both pumpkin and costume judging will be at 8pm. 1st place prize for pumpkins and costumes = $25 gift certificate, 2nd place = $15 gift certificate, 3rd place = free pint. [297 N US Hwy 287 #100, Lafayette, CO]

Vindication Brewing Co (Boulder) - The Edge of Town Brown is now available once again on tap! Stop in soon and try a pint. [6880 Winchester Cir, Boulder, CO]

Upslope Brewing Co - Lee Hill (Boulder) - Finish up that costume, and get ready for a freaky fun time with some beats, boos and brews at Upslope Swills & Chills Halloween Costume Party on Friday, October 31st (9:00 pm-1:00 am) at their Lee Hill tap room. They're clearing out their barrel room to make room for all the Thriller dance moves you'll be busting out to their live DJ, Old Man Winters. They'll also have a costume contest at 11:00 pm (1st place wins a $100 tap room gift card!), a specialty Halloween-themed brew, Cheese Louise food truck, and games & prizes kicking off the night beginning at 5:00 pm. [1501 Lee Hill Rd #20, Boulder, CO]

Upslope Brewing CO - Flatiron Park (Boulder) - Upslope Brewing is getting ready to celebrate their 6th anniversary! Another year down and another excuse to party - help them celebrate six years of Upslope beers on Saturday, November 8th (2:00-8:00 pm) at their Flatiron Park brewery! They’ll have new & vintage releases, plenty of food trucks, games and live music on their back dock to help them toast to six more incredible years. [1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO]

Echo Brewing Co (Erie) - At last, their award winning Echo Amber is now back on tap. pair that with one of their pizzas and you're sure to have a good day. Open tonight from 3pm to 9pm with Happy Hour $1 off pints 3pm to 6pm Monday through Thursday. [600 Briggs St, Erie, CO]

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont) - Why wait til Halloween to party? Left Hand is hosting their Halloween Party this Friday, October 24th from 9pm to 11:30pm. This party has a $13 cover charge. There will be live music from "Judge Roughneck", an awesome Costume Contest with 3 places. Top prize is Beer-for-a-Year! 2nd place is a case of beer, and 3rd place is a 6-pack. They will also have two beer releases that night - Safety Round 6 & 7 (session IPAs) at 9pm. Try out that costume a week early. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Northern Colorado

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - Wearing your Aleworks tee to the brewery earns you $1 off every pint in the taproom today! Buy a tee or hoodie today, and they'll treat you to a beer. Also, stop in today for their pumpkin carving contest. BYO pumpkin and tools. Complimentary beer for all participants 5-10pm. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Today's Beer Pic of the Day comes from Pateros Creek Brewing Company. They were showing off their line-up of canned beers today. Look for these brews wherever PCBC beers are sold. [242 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]


Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - The brewery is still looking for more people to join in for their Murder Mystery Beer Dinner at Grimm Bros on Wednesday, October 29th from 6pm to 9pm. This is a dress-up in costume beer dinner and murder mystery. 10-20 players will participate going for roughly 3 hours. $35 per ticket. 3 course dinner from Road Grill and beer included. Prizes will be given out to Super Sleuth, Wealthiest Player, Best Costume and Best Performer. More info on their Facebook event page. Also, coming up this Friday, October 24th, Grimm Bros will release their Pumpkin Griffin Hefeweizen Ale. It's a special version of their regular hefeweizen only with pumpkin and spices. Plus, as a bonus for reading this whole listing - you can get $3 pints from 5pm to 8pm tonight (10/21). [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - Learn to homebrew with Dr. Pat! On "Learn To Homebrew Day", Saturday November 1st, you can attend a 2 hour class from 10am to 12pm and learn all the basics of doing an all grain brew via a Brew in a Bag system and they won't even need a mash tun. The cost of the class is $20 and you can buy your ticket in the Hop Hut or the Home Brew Shop on site or call (970) 674-2841 to sign up. After the class you can use your ticket as a 10% off coupon in their Home Brew shop. Also, this Wednesday, October 22nd at 5pm they'll be tapping another Ales from the Crypt beer - Hoprenomicon - Deadite Pale Ale. And then on Thursday, October 23rd they'll re-lease another beer - Dr. Pat's #14 (IPA). [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - You're going to want to leave work early for this one! CHILI BEER is being released today! They're sure you've tried all sorts of chili beers, but you haven't tried their head brewer Z's yet - and you are in for a treat. This recipe is a decade in the making. Thanks to local farm Fossil Creek Farms for the chilies and to The Kitchen Fort Collins for the labor. Stats: 6.3% ABV, 17 IBUs. Specialty Ingredients: Organic Serrano and Anaheim peppers from Fossil Creek Farm. [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - Plan to attend a Halloween Party at The Plow on Friday, October 31st starting at 6pm. wear your best costume and get a chance to win their costume contest. There will be delicious pizza available from Elements Wood Fired Oven, plus live music from Mostly Joe Hawkins. There will be an awesome Pumpkin Brew that will be tapped that will knock your socks off. Bring a friend! [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Southern Front Range

Iron Bird Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - New at the IB this week: A small batch of Ahtanum Montana Pale Ale is ready! (5.8% ABV and 40 IBU) They're also now offering their new menu with Oscar's across the street--food is available to order anytime they're open! [402 S Nevada Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Breckenridge Brew Pub (Breckenridge) - There's a new offering on the secret tap right now if you ask for it - check out their Pumpkin Stout. This is a popular brew this time of year. Get it while it lasts! [600 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO]

Revolution Brewing (Paonia) - The brewery just obtained a new (to them) 10 bbl boil kettle. Look for even more beer flowing from their taps in the near future. [325 Grand Ave, Paonia, CO]
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Colorado Beer News 102014

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day. That PC, laptop, cellphone, tablet or other personal electronic device used to be brand new and clean. Now, it's full of old icons, apps, files and God knows what. Some of those things you've probably not used for years. Today is the day to take the time to clean up your devices and remove the old unwanted files. Just be careful, the files and data you remove might be important - so back up your device before purging anything. Otherwise, you might just need a craft beer to ease the pain of a device that no longer works properly. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, October 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

Dry Dock Brewing South Dock (Aurora) - During the weekend, Dry Dock tapped their Coffee Milk Stout at their South Dock location. Plenty of it - come fill your growlers. Open today 12pm to 9pm. [15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO]

Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) - Today is Happy Growler Monday - especially after a Broncos win! Bring you your LTBC growler and receive a discount when you fill it on Mondays. [8200 Park Meadows Dr, Ste 8222, Lone Tree, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Every give a big Happy 3rd Birthday to Arvada Beer Company today. They will be tapping several special beers this week to honor the occasion. Today (10/20) they're tapping a Chipotle Red ale. On Tuesday 10/21 try the Chile Golden Ale. On Wednesday 10/22 it's IPA Day with $3 pints all day. On Thursday 10/23 they'll tap a Baltic Porter. On Friday 10/24 they'll put up a Barrel aged Winter Schwarzweiss. And finally on Saturday 10/25 it's the return of the Colorado Craft Beer Show - doing a live radio remote. Plus, tappings of a Dopplebock and a Barleywine. Special soups available every day of the week too. [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - Here's what's happening this week at Big Choice Brewing. Tonight is this Menu Monday featuring Stalefish Steamed Porter. Tuesday 10/21 brings Buy One Get One Free Pint day when you wear your Big Choice gear and bring in a friend. On Thursday 10/23 you'll get $1 off 4 packs and Growler Happy Hour pricing from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Saturday, 10/25 is their 2nd Beer Brunch starting at 10am featuring Steamed Porter with Coffee on cask. And on Sunday, 10/26 they will host a Pumpkin Carving Contest. Winner will get 6 FREE pints. They'll also tap a small batch of a pumpkin pie porter. #choosewisely [7270 W 118th Pl, Broomfield, CO]

38 State Brewing Co (Denver) - Events for this week at 38 State Brewing: Wed. 10/22 - Trivia starting at 7pm, plus La Casita food truck at 4pm. Thursday 10/23 - Denver Poker Tour (free to play) starting at 7pm. Friday 10/24 - live music at 7pm and Capt'n Crabby food truck at 4pm. Saturday 10/25 - Trivia starting at 8pm with B&B Smokehouse food truck at 4pm. And on Sunday 10/26 - a Chili Cook-off starting at 2pm with live music. [8071 S Broadway Ste A, Littleton, CO]

Mockery Brewing (Denver) - One of the next breweries to open in Denver will be Mockery Brewing. They've set the date for Friday, November 7th at 3pm to open their doors. They've been busy brewing beers on site since October 10th. One of their beers expected on tap will be a vanilla porter. More details should be forthcoming soon. The River North area is getting tastier! [3501 Delgany St, Denver, CO]

Renegade Brewing Co (Denver) - Tonight is another in a series called "Night with the Brewers". Every third Monday of the month from 5-7pm the brewers will be speaking about a selected brewery topic. Tonight's topic is Yeast. Come learn all about yeast and its role with beer. Also, Pride of Philly Cheesesteaks will be on site for the 1st time tonight. [925 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Vindication Brewing Co (Boulder) - Monday's got you down? Fear not! It's always a Happy Monday at Vindication Brewing. Stop in today and get $1.50 off pints all day long. Then on Tuesday, bring in your favorite music on vinyl and they'll spin your records. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights. [6880 Winchester Cir, Boulder, CO]

BRU handbuilt ales & eats (Boulder) - There's a new seasonal limited bomber bottle release that started over the weekend. Look for their Sasquash Roasted Pumpkin Porter either at BRU or in select liquor stores. This brew was made with pumpkin, molasses, ginger and spice and is perfect for this fall season. Check out their Beer Locator to see where its available. [5290 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Sanitas Brewing (Boulder) - Today they are tapping their new Jim's English Bitter Ale. This beer was inspired by an old homebrew recipe from their Chief of Brewing Operations - Chris Coyne's father. This beer is described as earthy, crisp and sessionable. As always, it's Happy Hour all day on Mondays.

Left Hand Brewing Co (Longmont) - Ladies! During November’s Ales4Females presentations (Nov 3rd & 17th), they will be focusing on beer and food pairing combinations. To help explore our pallets, they will be combining four Left Hand Brewing beers (Polestar, Sawtooth, Black Jack and Stranger) with hops, fruits, spices and other fresh ingredients using Dogfish Head Brewing’s Randall Jr. The intention of this presentation is to explore everyone’s individual pallets, identify pairings that work, pairings that don’t work, and search for a perfect beer and food synergy. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

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Northern Colorado

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Here's what's happening this week: Today you can earn a FREE beer token with the purchase of any 64oz growler fill. Tuesday 10/21 - Raspberry Bandit tapping. Wednesday 10/22 - Trivia Night starting at 7:30pm. Thursday 10/23 - Come watch the Broncos take on the Chargers showing in the taproom. Friday 10/24 - Live music from Hotfoot 7pm to 9:30pm. And Saturday 10/25 - Live music from Johnny Johnston & The Po' Boys from 7pm to 9:30pm. Plus, lots of great beer always on tap. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - Announcing Medical Mondays at The Plow. For all medical workers, show your medical ID and get $1 off pints all day Monday - every Monday! [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - Still pumped up from that awesome Bronco win yesterday? Bet you're out of beer. Good thing you can get $2 off a growler fill today - all day long. Open today 12pm to 11pm. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Patrick's Irish Pub (Greeley) - Monday's are Keep The Glass night. Tonight's featured brewery is Wiley Roots Brewing Company and their Apumpalyptica Imperial Pumpkin Ale. Get a great logo'ed snifter glass with your beer purchase. The tapping will start at 7pm. [907 8th Ave, Greeley, CO]

Berthoud Brewing Co (Berthoud) - Coming up this week: 10/22 Wing Wednesday plus Back 40 Stout is on tap. Thursday 10/23 - Geeks Who Drink Trivia at 7pm. Friday 10/24 - Firkin Friday - Aztec Chocolate Stout taps at 5pm. [450 8th St, Ste B, Berthoud, CO]

Southern Front Range

Nano 108 Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Please join in tonight from 3:00pm to 11:00pm for the Jason Fields Memorial Fundraiser. They will be tapping two new beers (Spiced Rum Barrel Aged Session IPA and Peanut Butter & Chocolate Robust Porter) so come out and enjoy yourself. Proceeds to benefit the wife and three children of Jason Fields (Travis Fields of Fieldhouse Brewing's partner and brother). Donations will be excepted as well as their donations from beers sold. Please consider helping the family and supporting craft beer in Colorado Springs. Vladi's European Street Food will be there serving up delicious food as well. Come out to support the event. [2402 Waynoka Rd, Colo. Springs, CO]

Fieldhouse Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Come play Monday Night Squares with Fieldhouse tonight. Come in and buy a pint before MNF halftime to get a square. Entries close at the 2 min warning at halftime. The open tab at half and at the end of the game with the winning square gets their tab paid for! Bite Me Gourmet Sausage will be there about 5pm. Also, from 3-11pm tonight, the benefit week continues at Nano 108! Don't forget your punch card! Also, this Wednesday Oct. 22nd brings another beer on the test tap. Check out their Oak Aged IPA at 5pm. This Saturday, Oct 25th is the Benefit Week Closing Party at Fieldhouse Brewing from 12-10pm. Rub N' Grub KC BBQ, Treehouse BBQ, and Merken food trucks will be there, live music in the evening from Smith House Music. College football on the MEGA screen during the day. [521 S Tejon St, Colo. Springs, CO]

Ute Pass Brewing Co (Woodland Park) - They recently obtained all of their final licenses and have been brewing their own beer! They served their Live the Dream pale Ale for the recent Woodland Park Oktoberfest and will be serving their Kick Back irish Red Ale for the All Colorado Beer Festival on November 1st. Come check them out! They've been open as a pub/restaurant for over a year but now can officially be called a brewery! Cheers! [209 E Midland Ave, Woodland Park, CO]

Mountains and West

Colorado Hard Cider Festival (Paonia) - Less than 2 weeks away from the 3rd Annual Colorado Hard Cider Festival on Sat. November 1st 11am-7pm. The fest will be serving Hard Cider from Stem Cidery, Colorado Cider Co, Santa Cidre, Snow Capped Cider, Compass Cider, Branch Out Cider, and Big B's Hard Cider. Music starts at 11am with the Solar Brothers, then they have Finders and Youngberg and closing it out with Kipori Woods. There will be Children's activities, great BBQ, fresh apple pressing, free camping and a bunch of happy people. Get out there and drink some hard cider! Location: Delicious Orchards Farm Market. [39126 Hwy 133, Paonia, CO - 1 mile west of town]

Elevation Beer Co (Poncha Springs) - Their new 40oz stainless steel double-walled insulated growlers now come in either orange or blue (Bronco colors). Fill 'em up with your favorite Elevation beer. Open today 2pm to 8pm. [115 Pahlone Pkwy, Poncha Springs, CO]

Broken Compass Brewing (Breckenridge) - Potluck Monday is finally here. Whip up your favorite dishes to share and bring them by Broken Compass at 6:30pm tonight for food, fun and of course, beer. First place dish gets a free 64 oz. growler, second place a 32 oz. and third a free pint! [68 Continental Ct, Unit B12, Breckenridge, CO]

Bonfire Brewing (Eagle) - Their annual Pumpkin Carving Party is this Sunday from 4:30-8pm. As usual, we'll provide a bunch of pumpkins, patterns, and sharp implements. Plus, we're releasing our Harvest Brown -- brewed with squash donated from our customers. [127 Second St, Eagle, CO]

Amicas Pizza & Microbrewery (Salida) - Plenty of daily specials. Their current beer line-up is: Bomber Blonde Ale, Headwaters IPA, Rex's Amber Ale, Weekender Imperial Red Ale, Loyal Duke Strong Scotch Ale, Big S Brown, and the Raspberry Porter. Stop in soon for a beer or a bite. [136 E 2nd St, Salida, CO]

Steamworks Brewing Co (Durango) - Ken and the brewing crew has just bottled some of their Backside Stout and you can get some to take home. This beer won a Gold medal in 2010 and this year won a Bronze medal in the Oatmeal Stout category at the GABF. Taste what is one of the best stouts in America. [801 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO]

Roaring Fork Beer Co (Carbondale) - Come to the Zombie Pub Crawl this Friday 10/24 at RFBC starting at 6pm. THey will have $4 Zombie Pub Ale's or Zombie IPA of your choice if in Zombie attire! This is an awesome kick off to Halloween, come play Friday! Dress up for drink specials. Meet at Sopris Park at 8:30pm for a thrilling Zombie Bike Ride. [1941 Dolores Way #81623, Carbondale, CO]

Kannah Creek Brewing Co (Grand Junction) - Imagine how good Chocolate Banana Bread would taste. Now imagine that taste in a beer. They will be tapping their Bavarian Dunkel firkin tonight at 5pm and your don't want to miss out on this one! [1960 N 12th St, Grand Junction, CO]
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Colorado Beer News 101714

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Wear Something Gaudy Day. If you're like most folks, there's something really extravagantly bright or showy or a somewhat tasteless article of clothing sitting in your closet or dresser. Today would be the day to bring that item out, put it on and go out and let the world see it. Sure, you're going to get some looks, possibly some comments, but you've got an excuse today. So go ahead and be a bit garish, glaring, glittery or ostentatious - who knows, you might just start a new trend. Worst case, you can all laugh about it over a beer later. And Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, October 17th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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

Metro Denver

River North Brewery (Denver) - Don't forget! Tomorrow, Saturday, October 18th starting at 1pm, they will host their release party for their Big City Quad. This is a big 13.7% ABV quadruple ale with 75% aged in rye whiskey & vermouth barrels. It's the biggest beer they've made to date! Be sure to get there early for a glass. Bomber bottles also available for purchase for $15 each (limit three). [2401 Blake St #1, Denver, CO]

Fiction Beer Co (Denver) - Tonight at 6:00: tapping their American Amber, "The Farmlight." Brewed with all Colorado ingredients. This beer is dry like a Colorado summer and amber like our fall harvest. It's easy drinking and hoppy. Start off your weekend with a little good Fiction. [7101 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO]

Barley's Angels Colorado (Denver & Boulder) - Here are a couple of upcoming events for the ladies that will be of interest. On Sunday, October 26th at 12pm - Learn about Colorado History and Craft Beer. Colorado's rich brewing history has its roots in more than a century of brewing that took place as miners populated the western frontier. Barley's Angels, a group devoted to providing beer education and social events for women, is exploring this history with an event in Golden that features Beer Historian, Dave Thomas, and his book "Of Mines and Beer, A History of Brewing in 19th Century Colorado." The event includes lunch, beer taster samples, and a trip across the street to visit AC Golden on the MillerCoors campus. Tickets are very limited, and men are invited if they are the guest of a female attendee. Their next event is for Boulder County Beer Lovers where ladies can create a Holiday Brew at J Wells or 300 Suns. This year, give Colorado craft beer it's place at your holiday table. Create a beer with one of the Front Range's professional brewers and bring it to Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, to a holiday party, or just to share with friends. Each ticket provides for a planning session, brew day, and tasting event. The 300 Suns brew begins Monday night (Oct. 20th at 7pm) and they're starting early so that the beer can be ready for Thanksgiving. There are just 3 tickets left for this brew. The J. Wells brew begins on Monday night Oct. 27 at 6:30. They will likely be brewing a bold, English style ale, and there are just 5 tickets left for this brew. Details on the program, info on types of brewing opportunities at both breweries, and links to purchase tickets, are available at www.barleysangelscolorado.com.

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - CKBC just tapped the last of their S'Mores Porter! Don't miss this smooth and creamy blend with a hint of sweetness! (ABV 5.7%) Plus tonight, a new food truck, Satay By Jorge is out tonight so swing by for some awesome new food! [1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, CO]

Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub (Arvada) - Just tapped today! Stop in and try their "Thin Air ESB". This Extra Special Bitter weighs in at 5.4% ABV and 45 IBUs. It's on draft exclusively at their Arvada brewpub location. [7803 Ralston Rd, Arvada, CO]

Grand Lake Brewing Tavern (Arvada) - If you want to get some of their 3 Degrees of Awesome, a strong ale, then you'd better hurry. They only have so many bottles of it available. [5610 Yukon St, Arvada, CO]

Bull & Bush Brewery (Denver) - Gabe just unveiled the 2014 edition of his Stolz Premium Lager! This Proud Session Beer is always highly anticipated by all the beer fans around here. Come start your weekend off right by tipping a couple back. They also have a couple new guest taps on, Cuvee Des Jacobins Rouge, La Guillotine and a French Saison from our friends over at De Steeg Brewing. [4700 E Cherry Creek South Dr, Denver, CO]

Locavore Beer Works (Littleton) - This brewery is planning to open on November 15th at 12pm, however, they've got a lot of empty wall space in their taproom that they'd love to fill with local artists' work for display and sale. If you are a local artist and would like to display some of your works contact Jen via email at: jen [at] locavorebeerworks.com. Get ready for some great beer Littleton! [5950 S Platte Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO]

Chain Reaction Brewing Co (Denver) - Fall is in full swing and the smoked hatch Chile amber ale is now on tap and ready for you to enjoy. A perfect blend of chilies roasted then smoked to give a balanced spice bouquet that will warm the mouth and tickle your taste buds. Come try this fan favorite while it's fresh. [902 S Lipan St, Denver, CO] ‪

Boulder County

Crystal Springs Brewing Co (Louisville) - The first anniversary of their Louisville location and taproom is coming up the end of this month and they're planning to celebrate big time. They'll have some special happenings during the week: October 28 (actual anniversary date): they will release an Imperial Red. It is also Trivia night and, of course, there’ll be some fun questions around the history of Crystal Springs (the old and the new). Winners will receive special prizes this night, so be sure to get your team together and don’t miss this one. And - Kristy will have some other special surprises. October 29: Cornhole! They hold their cornhole in the brewery, so you can play amongst the yeast turning wort into beer. October 30: Thursday night fun run. Join in for a fun run around the CTC. Runners each receive a beer on the house. October 31: They'll have a costume party on Halloween with special prizes for the winners. November 1! (which also happens to be “Day of the Dead”): their “official celebration day.” They will be offering several very special beers: 2014 Black Saddle Imperial Stout, the 2nd release of Port Barrel Aged Black Saddle, this year's Solano (chili beer), an Imperial IPA, and they're pulling out a few cases of their Bourbon Barrel Aged Black Saddle (#1, #2, #3 and #4) and several bottles of their 2012 Port Barrel Aged Black Saddle. [657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO]

Nitro Fest (Longmont) - [PRESS RELEASE] Left Hand Brewing is proud to present Nitro Fest - the first exclusively nitrogenated beer fest this November 15th from 3-7pm at Left Hand Brewing Company in Longmont, Colorado. Nitro Fest will feature 21 of the best breweries from across the US pouring rare, never-before-seen nitro styles in celebration of Left Hand’s 21st birthday. Nitro Fest will be a lavish evening, pairing smooth & creamy ales with live performance art and fresh fare. Tickets are $50 for 4 hours of all-you-can drink nitro craft beers from the best breweries across The States. Event proceeds will benefit the Left Hand Brewing Foundation. Famous for their Nitro series including Milk Stout Nitro, Left Hand is eager to showcase a wide offering of nitrogenated beer from the craft community. Nitro Fest guests can sample hard to find styles from out of state breweries including Founders, Cigar City, Dogfish Head, Firestone Walker, Victory, Green Flash, and more. “Some of these beers will be nitrogenated for the first time, and many do not make it out of their home brewery tap room. This will be a truly unique opportunity for craft beer fans to get their hands on exclusive styles from widely acclaimed breweries.” comments Josh Goldberg, Community & Event Manager. Representing the Colorado front, will bring local presence from Oskar Blues, Breckenridge, New Belgium, Odell and more. The first annual Nitro Fest will also commemorate Left Hand’s 21st birthday, inviting guests to imbibe under a vast tent with live performance art including fire dancers, stilt walkers and aerial artists. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

The Industrial Revolution Brewing Co (Erie) - Plan to attend in costume on Halloween Night (Fri. October 31st) from 6pm to 10pm. They will hold a costume contest and give away some fun prizes. They're dying to see you there. [285 Cheesman St, Erie, CO]

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - Today's 5pm Bad Friday Special Tappings are Bad Karma, their soured Belgian Pale Ale, and Bad Apple, their soured Belgian Pale Ale barrel-aged with Granny Smith apples. It's deliciously tart and decidedly bad. [5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

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Northern Colorado

New Belgium (Ft. Collins) - The winter Folly Packs (variety 12-pack bottles) are coming starting in early November and one of the beers in their Folly Packs will be a revival of their 2° Below Ale, a winter warmer. Also, starting November 9th, as the holiday season draws near, you'll be able to start sipping on New Belgium's Frambozen, a raspberry brown ale made just for the holidays. Plus, look for their Accumulation White IPA to hit store shelves in early November as well. The changing of the seasonals is always a fun time. [500 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Today at 5pm marks the annual release of their "Owl Canyon Fresh Pumpkin Ale". They make this brew with real pumpkins from the Osborn Farm in Larimer County. They bake them and toss them into the brew along with cinnamon, clove, allspice and nutmeg to create a pumpkin pie in a glass. This brew will also be available in 6-pack cans from the tap room for the very first time. There's just a limited amount on tap and in cans so hurry in to grab yours. Also tonight is more party game fun for horrible people - it's an MC'ed version of Cards Against Humanity night from 7-9pm. Plus, live music on the next three Sundays from 4-6pm (no cover charge). [242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - [PRESS RELEASE] Following the release of Little Red Cap in cans this April, Grimm Brothers Brewhouse announced that they will be releasing their 2013 GABF winning beer, The Fearless Youth, in cans available this October. The 12oz cans will be sold in 6 packs in Colorado and Nebraska. “The Fearless Youth marks our second beer available in cans, and we’re excited to be able to offer our customers another alternative to glass” Says Russell Fruits, Beer Evangelist at Grimm Brothers. “We’ve had a lot of success with our first canned beer, Little Red Cap, and this was a natural progression.” Easily transported and eco-friendly cans are becoming a more popular form of packaging for many breweries. The Fearless Youth, a clean tasting, malty Munich Dunkel Lager, is available year round as part of the Legend series. Perhaps best known for a 2013 Bronze medal at Great American Beer Festival, The Fearless Youth has a loyal customer following. Other Legend series beers include 3 Golden Hairs, Snow Drop, Little Red Cap, and Master Thief. Plans are already in the works to can the remaining Legend beers starting next year. To kick off the release Grimm Brothers will be having a Fresh Can Friday party at their taproom on October 24th from 5-8 PM. The party will feature chances to win prizes with each can sold, Fearless Youth beer brats from Rocky Mountain Sausage Grill, a free can with a brat purchase, and $1 cans for sale. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Snowbank Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - It's Chocolate Friday again! Tonight at 5pm they'll be tapping the latest of their collaborations with Nuance Chocolate and Old Town Spice Shop - Ghana Cacao Vanilla Porter. They've taken our Pawnee Porter and infused it with Ghana cacao husks and nibs and Madagascar vanilla bean. Only 5 gallons of this is available and, as usual, it will go fast! Chaulkboard Gourmet Express will be there starting at 3:30pm to serve up some of the best spicy beef tacos and piping hot Philly cheesesteaks that you can find in the state. The taproom is open until 9pm tonight. Come hungry. Come thirsty. [225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Ft. Collins, CO]

Wiley Roots Brewing Co (Greeley) - Get ready to get Yachty! Rocky Mountain Hideout, a bourbon barrel aged Deep Roots Chocolate Porter makes it's limited return tonight, alongside a new ‪‎collaboration creation‬ with The Blue Mug Coffee Bar: Blue Mug Coffee Milk Stout! The new beers start flowing at 6:30pm tonight. Be there! [625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - Today their Friday Firkin is a BRANDY OAK STOUT! This is another of the comeback series with their oatmeal stout that has been fermented with small batch brandy soaked oak chips. And Dave threw in a vanilla bean for some added depth and good measure! This lovely beer is 7.6% ABV and will be tapped at 6pm. And don't forget about good ole TEACHER FRIDAY. Teachers start your weekend off right with $3.75 pints all day (with a valid teacher ID). [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Buckhorn Brewers (Loveland) - They have a special day planned to end the work week. Today they are tapping Snowy Tale Weissebier. It has a sweet base with a wheaty tang. It's really good! Today, they will have $3 pints and $2 off of growler fills of Snowy Tale. Come by, unwind and have a pint or two. [4229 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO]

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - The brewery will host a pumpkin carving contest on Tuesday October 21st from 5pm to 10pm. Bring in a pumpkin and tools, carve, and get your 1st beer on the house. (Kids will get a free root beer). Prizes to include a hoody and more. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Fossil Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Colorado's next brewery to open will be Fossil Brewing Company. They're finally able to open the doors for their Grand Opening! Their first day opening to the public will be next Friday, October 24th from 2pm to 10pm! They'll have liquid-goodness flowing through all 8 of their taps, with one non-alcoholic beverage and 7 of their beers for you to enjoy! They'll be offering pints, beer flights, boston rounds to-go, glasses and t-shirts. There will also be a food truck setting up to provide some local cuisine. They'll be posting more details on food and beer as the date gets closer, but they hope to see you there to celebrate with them! [2845 Ore Mill Rd, Unit 1, Colo. Springs, CO]

Paradox Beer Co (Woodland Park) - It's Friday, and for some reason, we feel like celebrating. So they are tapping a Special Cask today: "Salty Nibs" Hell for Stout with Organic TCHO cacao nibs and sea salt. It taps today at 4pm in their Tasting Cellar. [106 E Village Terrace, Ste 100, Woodland Park, CO]

Mountains and West

Fall Back Beer Fest (Estes Park) - It's almost time to turn the clocks back for the upcoming season and this festival commemorates this time with a great setting for a beer festival. The Fall Back Beer Fest is set for Saturday, November 1st from 1pm to 5pm (VIPs at 12pm) at the Estes Park Events Center Pavilion (1125 Rooftop Way). Held each year on the weekend we turn the clocks back, Fall-Back Beer Fest is not only a celebration of beer, but also the people who make it. With 100+ beers being poured by the brewers themselves from 30+ Colorado breweries, festival goers are sure to walk away having learned something new about their favorite beer from the people who created it. FBBF also coincides with the American Homebrewers Associations Annual Learn To Homebrew Day. To help celebrate, a number of AHA sanctioned homebrewing clubs will be present and brewing for everyone to watch. With seminars from beer glass experts, food pairings from certified cicerones, demonstrations from homebrewing equipment fabricators, samples from hop farms, seminars from yeast labs, giveaways from local homebrew supply shops, and much more, there is sure to be something for everyone. Also, FBBF is family-friendly! Taking part in the celebration of brewing are Colorado craft soda breweries. They will be pouring for festival guests of all ages. Plus, for everyone's entertainment, live music from Colorado bluegrass and rockabilly bands throughout the day! Still looking for more? Check out the official website at www.fallbackbeerfest.com to see what else will be at Fall-Back Beer Fest 2014!

South Park Brewing Colorado (Fairplay) - Open Sky Yoga will be offering a free beginner yoga class at the brewery this Sunday, October, 19 from 9:30 - 10:30 am. No experience necessary, just an open mind and a playful heart. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one. After, stay for a beer and some football. [297 US Hwy 285, Fairplay, CO]

Palisade Brewing Co (Palisade) - Today's the day for the release of their Porter of Love (P.o.L). Stop in and get this. Also available in cans too! [200 Peach Ave, Palisade, CO]

Riff Raff Brewing Co (Pagosa Springs) - Time for a bit of Fall cleaning and repairs. Stop in this weekend and stock up on your favorite Riff Raff beers because from Wed. October 22nd through Thurs. October 30th they will be closed to patch things up a bit. They'll be open again on Halloween Day. [274 Pagosa St (Hwy 160), Pagosa Springs, CO]

Roaring Fork Beer Co (Carbondale) - Announcing Fork Founders Club and Bottle Reserve Memberships! A membership to the Fork Founders Club and Bottle Reserve are the ultimate ways to experience the Roaring Fork Beer Company & Tasting Room. Both memberships can be renewed on an annual basis, and each comes with unique and special benefits for its members to enjoy. Sign up with the bartenders today, spaces are limited. Membership drive ends 11/18 so sign up today to secure your spot. Benefits include: custom 2L swing top glass growler (only available to members) with 1st growler fill free, a 22oz custom mug where normal 16oz beers will be poured into these (only full), a 16oz tulip glass where normal 10oz pours will filled to the top, $10 off all dry goods and to-go beer purchases, Tuesday Founders Night with $1 off fills, yearly Founders Party with complimentary food and drink, 1st right of refusal for future member programs, in 2015 you can opt out of getting new glassware and membership fees will be $65. Fork Founders Club Membership Cost: $100 a year starts November 17th, 2014. Also, they'll have a Bottle Reserve Membership. Limited to only 40 spaces and this will sell out. Once a month their brewer’s will brew a special brew on the pilot system and bottle it just for you. Your one-year bottle reserve membership will include 12 different seasonal brews to be released throughout the year. These 22 oz. bottles are exclusively for bottle reserve members and will not be available for purchase in our taproom or at retail. One bottle per member and you get to be the coolest kid on the block. *Bottle Reserve Membership Cost: $100 a year. Starts 12/1/14* [1941 Dolores Way #81623, Carbondale, CO]

Statewide and National

Learn to Homebrew Day (Nationwide) - [PRESS RELEASE] On November 1st, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) celebrates the 15th annual Learn to Homebrew Day. The day provides an opportunity for homebrewers to draft their non-brewer friends and family to learn one of the most rewarding and emergent hobbies: homebrewing. Through beer making, demonstrations, tastings and other educational efforts, participating in Learn to Homebrew Day is as easy as finding a local event on the AHA website. Individuals can also organize their own event, register it online, invite friends and brew at home. This year, over 300 events are expected to take place at homes, homebrew shops, breweries and club gatherings both in the U.S. and abroad. “Homebrewing is at the very heart of the craft beer revolution,” said Gary Glass, director, American Homebrewers Association. “Learn to Homebrew Day encourages people everywhere to be a part of the ever-growing movement and become familiar with the brewing process—the basics of which are much simpler than many think.” Beer lovers and anyone interested in making their own homemade beer are invited to learn more at HomebrewersAssociation.org.

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