Monday, November 10, 2008

November 2009 Colorado Beer Festivals

2009 Colorado Beer Festivals

November 2009

Here are the upcoming Colorado beer festivals and events that are known or planned for the month of November. Dates will be finalized and updated later in the year.


Odell Mountain Standard Reserve Release Party
November 2, 2009
(Mon)
Odell Brewing Co.
Fort Collins, CO
Time: 5pm. Come celebrate and taste the latest in Odell's new Reserve Series beers. Odell will be tapping their new Mountain Standard Reserve, a dark, malty ale with a hoppy character. Samples will be given and full bottles will be available for purchase. www.odellbrewing.com

Sisterhood of the HOP! Inaugural Meeting
November 3, 2009
(Tue)
Avery Brewing Co.
Boulder, CO
Members of the fairer sex! Avery will be holding a new monthly event for their female fans staring the 1st week in November. Avery knows there are tons of women who have a passion for beer, or are curious an would like to learn more about beer flavor and the brewing process, and Avery will be leading monthly themed events to satiate the sudsy needs of women. Meeting is at 6pm at the Avery Tap Room, 5757 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO. Free beer samplings and a guided tour. FREE 1st meeting. Subsequent meetings will have nominal fees to cover costs. www.averybrewing.com

Twisted Pine Northstar Imperial Porter Vertical Tasting
November 5, 2009
(Thu)
Twisted Pine Brewing
Boulder, CO
Join Twisted Pine on Thursday, November 5th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm for an exclusive vertical tasting of 5 different vintages of Northstar Imperial Porter ranging in age from 2004 to 2009. Don't miss this opportunity to attend this special event with discussions led by owner Bob Baile, brewer Eric Mosiman and brewer Jeff Brumley. Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, includes 5 - 6oz samples, a 1 1/2 hour educational session and a commemorative Northstar Imperial glass. This event is not to be missed. Sign up early as space is limited. Please call 303.786.9270, email info@twistedpinebrewing.com or stop by the brewery for time + reservations.

Firkin Friday at the Tasty Weasel
November 6, 2009
(Fri)
Tasty Weasel @ Oskar Blues Brewery
Longmont, CO
Every Friday is something different at Oskar Blues' Firkin Friday. Come on down to the brewery in Longmont to see what's tapping from the Firkin that day. Rumor has it that Witch Doctor will be pouring (a blend of Dale's Pale Ale and Ten Fidy). Fun starts at 5pm. www.oskarblues.com

All Colorado Beer Festival
November 7, 2008 (Sat)
Mr. Biggs Event Center
Colorado Springs, CO
They are already planning the 3rd Annual All Colorado Beer Festival - now considered the last big Colorado beer fest of the year. 2009 will have just two sessions on Saturday this year. Each session will provide attendees 4 1/2 hours to sample great beers from across Colorado as well as enjoy live music. Session one and two will take place on Saturday, November 7th. Session one will run from Noon until 4:30 PM. Session two will run from 5:30 until 10:00 PM. Twenty four brewers attended the 2nd annual in 2008. 30 brewers are expected this year and should be bigger than ever. See web site for ticket info. Web site.

CooperSmith's 20th Anniversary
November 7, 2009
(Sat)
CooperSmith's Pub & Brewing
Fort Collins, CO
Cheers to 20 Years! Come celebrate CooperSmith's 20th anniversary on November 7th, 2009 from 10am - 11pm. Enjoy $2.00 beers, drawings to win free beer for a year, and more! Web site.

Boulder Beer and Fondue Dinner
November 7, 2009 (Sat)
The Melting Pot
Louisville, CO
Join Boulder Beer at the Melting Pot in downtown Louisville, CO for an exclusive Beer and Fondue pairing . Menu includes Colorado Buffalo Cheddar Cheese Fondue, made with Buffalo Gold and paired with Sundance Amber Ale and Out Of This World Chocolate Fonue paired with Planet Porter, plus a variety of meat fondues paired with a variety of Boulder Beers! www.meltingpot.com - $48 all inclusive. Phone: 303-666-7777 for reservations.

Upslope Brewing's First Anniversary Party
November 7, 2009
(Sat)
Upslope Brewing Co.
Boulder, CO
Time: 2pm - 6pm. The brewers invite you to join Upslope Brewing Company's celebration of their first year! Bluegrass bad Gin Wagon will be providing the tunes, while Dubbin's Sandwiches will satisfy your hunger. As always, Upslope will be proudly dispensing an assortment of hand-crafted, micro-brewed beers. Six different beers on tap. Their newest selections, Pumpkin Ale and First Anniversary Stout will also be pouring. upslopebrewing.wordpress.com

FCB Wood Firkin Release Party
November 11, 2009
(Wed)
Fort Collins Brewery
Fort Collins, CO
Come taste the 2nd in a series of wood firkin brews. This concoction is an unfiltered and naturally carbonated wheat ale aged with white sage. The party starts at 3pm and goes until it's gone. www.fortcollinsbrewery.com

Aspen Beer/Food Pairing at N9NE
November 11, 2009
(Wed)
N9NE Steakhouse
Aspen, CO
Beer and food pairing dinner at Nine Steakhouse. Tickets are $49 and includes five courses paired with Aspen Brewery beers. Seating is limited so call 970-920-1090 ext 1. www.aspenbrewingcompany.com

Oskar Blues Beer Dinner
November 13, 2009
(Fri)
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
Greenwood Village, CO
Cost: $65.00 per person. Please call for reservations (303)796-0100. 8100 East Orchard Road, Email : delfriscos.denver@steakco.com

Pagosa Brewing Special Beer Pairing Release Party
November 13, 2009
(Fri)
Pagosa Brewing Co.
Pagosa Springs, CO
Welcome back Pagosa's Nipple Mountain Nip. This Colorado State Champion Strong Ale is their richest and most full-bodied beer yet. Nip has a luscious, velvety texture that is balanced with a huge amount of classic American hops and, at 10.5% ABV, it's the perfect slow sipping beer with someone special around a roaring fire. A 3 year vertical tasting will be available and Nip will be served with James Ranch Cheddar melted over grilled corned beef & beer-caramelized onions on locally made Crostini Toast. A Blue Cheese Crostini Plate is also available. Call: 970-731-BREW (2739). www.pagosabrewing.com

Oskar Blues Beer Dinner
November 13, 2009
(Fri)
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
Denver, CO
Great canned beer paired with some of the best food in Colorado. Limited seating available. Cost: $65/person plus tax and tip. Call for reservations: (303) 796-0100. www.delfriscos.com

D Note's First Annual Beard and Moustache Contest
November 14, 2009
(Sat)
D Note - 7519 Grandview Ave.
Arvada, CO
Time: 6pm. Is your face covered with a Handlebar, a Fu Manchu, a toothbrush, a walrus or maybe a full beard, goatee, Van Dyke, chinstrap or royale…the list is endless. If you have any idea what I’m talking about or even if you don’t you need to be here. Left Hand Brewing along with other breweries will be there tasting people on beers and making sure you don’t get any beer foam on your Dali.
And anyway it’s for the kids. Proceeds benefit Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver.

Colorado Cheese Festival
November 14, 2009
(Sat)
Embassy Suites Denver Tech Center
Denver, CO
Time: 10am - 6pm. Samples from American artisan cheese companies & local vendors
Mozzarella making demonstration (10:30, 12:00, 1:30, 3:00, 4:30) by Rich McGaughey, cheese maker/instructor. Grilled Cheese Challenge, break-out sessions, food and spirits pairings including Great Divide beers. www.cocheesefest.com

Panicking Poultry 5K Race
November 15, 2009
(Sun)
Boulder Reservoir
Boulder, CO.
Get your body ready for the holidays ahead of time. Participate in this fun 5K run. Plenty of Avery Brewing beer at the finish line. Race starts at 9:30am. (303) 815-5690. www.panickingpoultry5k.com

Great Divide Beer Dinner
November 16, 2009
(Mon)
Argyll Gastro Pub
Denver, CO
Come hungry as Great Divide and Argyll plan to fill you up with 6 unique courses including salad, crab cakes, lamb ribs, beef, and a chocolate mousse complimented perfectly with different Great Divide beers. Dinner starts at 7pm. Cost: $45/person plus tax and gratuity. Call for reservations: (720) 382-1117. Directions: argyllpub.com

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Beer Tasting
November 17, 2009
(Tue)
Pourhouse Bar & Grill
Loveland, CO
Time: 8pm-9:30pm. Come get a chance to taste five new beers from a brewery that plans to open in 2010. The new Grimm Brothers Brewhouse will offer up samples of their new German-style lagers and ales for you to pair along with some great German dinner specials. Meet the brewers Don Chapman and Aaron Heaton and hear about their plans on opening a new brewery in Loveland. Pourhouse Bar & Grill is at: 124 E. Fourth Street in Loveland. www.grimmbrosbrewhouse.com

Baker St. Pub & Grill Beer Dinner
November 17, 2009
(Tue)
Baker Street Pub & Grill
Boulder, CO
Time: 6pm-8pm. The Baker Street Pub & Grill is hosting a beer dinner featuring beers from Boulder Beer Company, the Alaskan Brewing Company and the AC Golden Brewing Company. A complete 4-course meal is being planned as well as an opening Welcome session featuring 9 different beers. Dinner details. Cost: $40 per person and includes all gratuities and a gift bag. Call for reservations: 1729 28th Street • Boulder , Colorado 80301 • 720-974-9490.

Homebrewers & Collectors Support Group
November 18, 2009
(Wed)
Avery Brewing Tap Room
Boulder, CO
6pm - 8pm. Ever craft and/or age a very special beer and then pop it for a group of people that don't know or really care what they're drinking? It leaves you feeling hollow, right? Others too. That's Avery Brewing starting a monthly support group for homebrewers and collectors. Bring your special beers down to the Tap Room and open them around a group of enthusiastic and learned quaffers and revel in the time and effort that was spent. $5 cover charge to keep the undeserving out. Group meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month. www.averybrewing.com

Oskar Blues Beer Dinner
November 18, 2009
(Wed)
Oskar Blues restaurant
Lyons, CO
Featuring beer steamed PEI mussels with Andouille sausage and garlic, warm spinach salad with bacon maple vinaigrette, citrus BBQ oysters on the half shell, braised beef short rib and Colorado blue cheese and homemade oatmeal stoutwiches. Each course paired with a great Oskar Blues beer. Dinner is limited to only 15 people. $50 6pm. 303-776-1914 www.oskarblues.com

Proto’s Beer Tasting
November 19, 2009
(Thu)
Proto’s Denver
Denver, CO
Time: 6pm-9pm. Come enjoy a sampling of 6 of Left Hand Brewing's finely handcrafted beers. They will have some of the usual suspects plus some seasonal and possible archive beers too. This is a great chance to meet folks from the brewery to get your questions answered and your thirst quenched. 2401 15th St Denver, CO. www.protospizza.com

70 Degrees in November Party
November 20, 2009
(Fri)
Crabtree Brewing Co.
Greeley, CO
Mark Your Calendar!! FRIDAY, 11/20. 70 DEGREES IN NOVEMBER. doors open at 4pm, music starts at 5pm. More information about VIP passes coming soon... which includes hotel rooms and shuttles. 4 Live Bands. The Buzz Bros., The Wannabe Poets, Tri-Chome, and Ben-Pu & Crew! GREAT TIMES plus great Crabtree beer on tap! www.crabtreebrewing.com

Decade of Decadence: 10 Yrs of The Reverend
November 20, 2009
(Fri)
Avery Brewing Tap Room
Boulder, CO
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm. Dinner: 7pm. 2009 marks the tenth year Avery has been making The Reverend Belgian Quad, and they just can't miss this opportunity to break into the cellar and celebrate. Adam will be bringing 9 years worth of The Reverend out of his personal stash to offer up a 10-year vertical tasting of The Reverend on Friday, the 20th of November. They'll have a 5-course meal with treats custom made to compliment the beer, along with an entertaining discussion of the beers. Advance ticket sales will be available for purchase from the Avery store site. Max 60 tickets, so act fast! www.averybrewing.com

FCB Steinbier Tapping Party
November 20, 2009
(Fri)
Fort Collins Brewery Tasting Room
Fort Collins, CO
Recently, FCB threw glowing hot rocks into the kettle turning the wort into a smoky, caramelized treat. On November 20th, FCB will roll out this traditional Steinbier in their tasting room. There will be live music available to listen to along with all the beer. www.fortcollinsbrewery.com

Old #23 Barleywine Release Party
November 20, 2009
(Fri)
Bristol Brewing Co.
Colorado Springs, CO
Come taste this years batch of Bristol's famous Old #23 Barleywine. There will be complimentary food pairings to go with it. Party starts at 5pm. (719) 633-2555. www.bristolbrewing.com

Firkin Friday at the Tasty Weasel
November 20, 2009
(Fri)
Tasty Weasel at Oskar Blues Brewery
Longmont, CO
In honor of Thanksgiving week, Oskar Blues is rolling out a firkin full of Cranberry Pilsner at their Tasty Weasel tasting room. The firkin starts pouring at 5pm. Call: (303 776-1914. www.oskarblues.com

River Run Rocks
November 21, 2009
(Sat)
River Run Village
Keystone, CO
River Run is ready to rock! Come ski Keystone for a day then stay for a free concert with Funkiphino and The Samples. A kids’ game zone will keep the young ones busy while you enjoy the music with a nice cold beer. It’s an event you can’t miss!
4:00pm - Funkiphino, 6:00pm - The Samples, 4-7pm - Kids' Game Zone. Free parking in the River Run Montezuma Lot. www.keystoneresort.com

Left Hand Beer Dinner
November 21, 2009
(Sat)
6:30 p.m.
Empire Lounge & Restaurant
816 Main St.
Louisville, CO
303.665.2421
If you have never been to the Empire Lounge let this be your invitation to a real treat. The place is very cool, relaxed, and just has a great feel about it. I think this one will be very special. The taste tempting menu goes something like this:
Opening beer Polestar Pilsner. 1st Course: Calamari salad paired with JuJu Ginger. 2nd Course: Chicken and roast onion quesadilla with avocado salsa and poblano crema paired with Jackman’s Pale Ale. 3rd Course: Brau Kase with apples paired with Black Jack Porter. All this for $40 and that includes tax and tip! theempirerestaurant.com

Dry Dock's Firkin Friday
November 27, 2009
(Fri)
Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Aurora, CO
If you're not too stuffed from eating all that turkey then a pint from a firkin at Dry Dock may be in order. A special Peanut Butter Porter will be served starting at 3pm. (303 400-5606. www.drydockbrewing.com

Oskar Blues Firkin Friday
November 27, 2009
(Fri)
Tasty Weasel tap room
Longmont, CO
On the firk today is a Double Dry Hopped Gordon starting at 5pm in the brewery's tap room. (303) 776-1914. www.oskarblues.com

Black Fox Release Party
November 27, 2009
(Fri)
Bristol Brewing Co.
Colorado Springs, CO
The Black Fox Shyela Saison is being released as a late fall farmhouse ale. Join in for fine brew and complimentary snacks starting at 5pm. (719) 633-2555. www.bristolbrewing.com

Inaugural Ho Ho Ho Slapdown
Nov. 28, 2009
(Sat) 12pm-5:00pm
Dry Dock Brew Company
Aurora, CO
The Dry Dock brewers are competing to make the best winter seasonal beer. Winner will have their beer bottled which will be Dry Dock's first bottled product. Stop by to taste and vote for your favorite. www.drydockbrewing.com

Extreme Winter Beer Tapping
November 28, 2009
(Sat)
TRiNiTY Brewing Company
Colorado Springs, CO
Starts at 11am til close
The best available extreme winter beers will be flowing at Trinity Brewing and your invited to try some of the best. The line-up includes: Avery's Beast, Rockyard's Bourbon Strike Stout, Boulevard's Bully Porter, Anchor Steam's Christmas Ale, Avery's The Czar, Delirium Noel (Belgium), Moylan's Dragons Dry Irish Stout, Left Hand's Fade to Black, Deschutes' Jubleale, Avery's Jubilation, Dogfish Head's Life and Limb, Boulder Beer's Never Summer, Trinity's own: Noel Farmhouse, Boulevard's Nut Cracker, Bristol Brewing's Old #23 Barleywine, Fullers' Old Winter Ale, Shiner Holiday Cheer, Trinity's Slap Your Mammy, and Full Sail's Wreck the Halls. Quite the list eh? www.trinitybrew.com

Winter Warlock in a Cask
November 28, 2009
(Sat)
Bristol Brewing Co.
Colorado Springs, CO
Bristol Brewing's favorite oatmeal stout will be on cask today starting at 12 noon. (719) 633-2555. www.bristolbrewing.com

MOvember Moustache Party
November 30, 2009
(Mon)
Great Divide Brewing Tap Room
Denver, CO
Time: 6pm-9pm. Come celebrate the finals of the month-long MOVEMBER moustache growing contest and see who will walk away with the biggest and baddest Mo! $15 gets you in for lots of Great Divide beer and food. Proceeds help to fight prostate cancer.

Additional events will be added as they become known. Please report and additions or corrections to Chipper Dave (see email on the side column).

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