Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Colorado Breweries to Celebrate 75 Years After Prohibition

April 7th is a historic date in the minds of beer drinkers as this year marks the 75th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition in the USA. Those were dark times for America. Luckily, perseverance paid off and beer started flowing again for the masses. In celebration, several breweries across the state are offering up specials at their tasting rooms. Pick your favorite local brewery and join in on the celebration.

Here is a list of Colorado brewers and how they plan to celebrate the 75th anniversary.

Brewery: Dry Dock Brewing, Co.
City: Aurora
State: CO
Phone: (303) 400-5606
Web Site: www.drydockbrewing.com/
Description: Dry Dock Brewing recognizes the significance of April 7. Stop by to celebrate. Now Open Mondays! Extended Hours Starting March 31 Monday-Thursday 3-9 pm Friday-Saturday 12-10pm

Brewery: Boulder Beer Company
City: Boulder
State: CO
Phone: 303-444-8448
Web Site: www.boulderbeer.com
Description: April 7th - 25 cent glass of beer with purchase of an entrée! All Day Long - 11am to close

Brewery: Bristol Brewing Company
City: Colorado Springs
State: CO
Phone: 719-633-2555
Web Site: www.bristolbrewing.com
Description: Bristol Brewing will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition on Saturday, April 5th, with its annual release of the Edge City Pilsner, complimentary snacks, a period costume contest and 33 cent Edge City Pilsners from 4pm to 6pm.

Brewery: Rock Bottom Brewery
City: Colorado Springs
State: CO
Phone: (719) 550-3586
Web Site: www.RockBottom.com
Description: Rock Bottom Brewery will recognize the day in beer history by raising a pint in a celebratory toast at 6:30 p.m.

Brewery: Great Divide Brewing Co.
City: Denver
State: CO
Phone: 303-296-9460
Web Site: www.greatdivide.com
Description:

Brewery: Rock Bottom Brewery
City: Denver
State: CO
Phone: (303) 534-7616
Web Site: www.RockBottom.com
Description: Rock Bottom Brewery will recognize the day in beer history by raising a pint in a celebratory toast at 6:30 p.m.

Brewery: Ska Brewing, Carver Brewing, Steamworks, Durango Brewing
City: Durango
State: CO
Phone: 970-259-2545
Web Site: www.skabrewing.com
Description: The Durango Bootlegger's Society (Carvers, Ska, Steamworks, Durango)will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the legalization of beer in America with the release of our 6th annual "Spring Tonic Elixer", a collectively brewed barrel-aged lager based on a "medicinal" prohibition-era recipe. Carver’s will be transformed into a speakeasy complete with Women’s Temperance activists protesting out front. Local historian, author, and Fort Lewis College Professor, Duane Smith, will entertain the crowd with colorful anecdotes of the area’s brewing history before tapping the cask and kicking off the event. There will be live music as well as a screening of "American Brew." The proceeds will go to the historic Animas City Museum.

Brewery: Rock Bottom Brewery
City: Englewood
State: CO
Phone: (303) 792-9090
Web Site: www.RockBottom.com
Description: Rock Bottom Brewery will recognize the day in beer history by raising a pint in a celebratory toast at 6:30 p.m.

Brewery: Odell Brewing Co.
City: Fort Collins
State: CO
Phone: (970)498-9070
Web Site: odellbrewing.com
Description: Tapping new ales-Market pale ale and cask condition 5 barrel pale ale with apollo hops

Brewery: New Belgium Brewing Company
City: Fort Collins
State: CO
Phone: 970-221-0524
Web Site: www.newbelgium.com
Description: We will be celebrating this amazing beer holiday all day long with special tastings of our Le Fleur Misseur and a brand new beer from our Lips Of Faith Program. As always there will be general wackiness and good vibes for all. Hope to see you here!

Brewery: Rock Bottom Brewery
City: Loveland
State: CO
Phone: (970) 622-2077
Web Site: www.RockBottom.com
Description: Rock Bottom Brewery will recognize the day in beer history by raising a pint in a celebratory toast at 6:30 p.m.

Brewery: Pagosa Brewing
City: Pagosa Springs
State: CO
Phone: 970-731-2739
Web Site: www.PagosaBrewing.com
Description: The brewery will be become a Speakeasy of the 1930’s. Expect costumes, decorations & jazz music. Chef Degz will be grilling-up Bangers & Mash as well as other food specials. And, all beer will be 75 cents off – one night only! There will be prizes for best period costumes! It all starts at 4pm at Pagosa Brewing. Enter via Bastille Drive 731-BREW (2739)

Brewery: Trinidad Brewing Company
City: Trinidad
State: CO
Phone: 719-846-7069
Web Site: www.trinidadbrewingcompany.com
Description: We will be releasing two (2) of our colorado whiskey barrel aged beers!

Brewery: Rock Bottom Brewery
City: Westminster
State: CO
Phone: (720) 566-0198
Web Site: www.RockBottom.com
Description: Rock Bottom Brewery will recognize the day in beer history by raising a pint in a celebratory toast at 6:30 p.m.

Information compiled by the Brewers Association.

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