Saturday, March 21, 2009

Brewery happenings around Colorado - March 09

Springtime has finally come to Colorado and the breweries around the Centennial state have been busy making plans for later this month. Here is a preview on what's happening in beer over the next couple of weeks.

Beer Dinners

If pairing food with beer sounds tempting you should check out these upcoming beer dinners around Colorado.

Vine Street Pub's Brewers Dinner - March 24, 2009 (Tues) 6pm. $55 per person. Vine Street Pub in Harry's (directly east of the pub) - Denver, CO

Left Hand Beer Dinner - March 25, 2009 (Wed) - 6:30pm - 9:30pm at Treppeda's restaurant, Niwot, CO. 7 different taste sensations paired with 7 different Left Hand beers.

Blues & BBQ - March 28, 2009 (Sat) - River Run Village - Keystone, CO. Great barbeque and beer celebration marking the end of the ski season.

Brewery News

Here are some highlights from various brewery newsletters received during this last week. (after the jump)

Dry Dock Brewing Co – Now open Mondays. Apricot Blonde ale returns after 5 months. Tapping on Monday, March 23 at 3pm. First pint is free! Their expansion next door draws near pending last minute reviews. A new Saison has been started and will be on tap next month or so. A Barleywine will be started up soon as well for the fall. 15110 E. Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO

Great Divide Firkin Night – March 27, 2009 (Fri) – Great Divide Tap Room – Denver, CO. $10 for all of the cask beer you want. 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Door prizes.

Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) – Pint specials this weekend. New Saint Patrick’s Amber Ale in bombers where all profitable proceeds from each Amber goes to Escalante, a program to help underprivileged children and teens.

Avery Brewing (Boulder) – Karma ale Release Party, April 5, 2009 (Sun) 2-5pm. Tap Room. Boulder. Live music. Celebrate the return of their summer seasonal. Karma infused Brats and other food available. $20 gets you 4 12oz pours and brats + sides and access to the music show.

Avery Brewing (Boulder) – Samael’s Oak-Aged Ale Vertical Tasting, April 1, 2009 (Wed) 7:30pm-9pm. Tap Room. Vintage 2009 release. Also sample Samael from ’05, ’06, ’07, ’08, ’09. $35 per person for beer and dessert pairing. Advanced tickets available.

Avery Brewing (Boulder) – Sixteen Anniversary Ale – May 1, 2009 (Fri). This year’s anniversary brew will be a “saison-esque” brew with peaches, honey and jasmine, combining intense flavors with summertime quaffability. Release party at their Tap Room in Boulder.

More events and festivals can be viewed on the 2009 Colorado Beer Festival and Events Calendar.

Related articles:
- March 2009 Events.
- April 2009 Events.
- May 2009 Events.

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