Tuesday, October 27, 2009

February 2010 Colorado Beer Festivals

2010 Colorado Beer Festivals

February 2010 Colorado Beer Festivals

February 2010 EventsHere is a list of the upcoming Colorado beer festivals, beer dinners, tapping parties, seminars and related events that are known or planned for the month of February 2010. These listings are updated every week, so stop back often to see the latest happenings with beer in Colorado. Dates and events are subject to change. If you know of a Colorado event that you don't see here, please leave a comment and let us know. I'll be happy to add it.


13th Annual Barleywine Dinner
February 2, 2010
(Tues) 7:30pm
Falling Rock Tap House
Denver, CO
Cheryl will be cooking up a storm & Chris will be digging deep into his stash for a few aged special treats (Like some Alaskan Barleywine & Dogfish Head Old School from '09). Tickets are $50 if purchased by Sunday January 31st, $60 after (if available).

Dain Bramage Begins Again - Barleywine Season
February 3, 2010
(Wed)
Falling Rock Tap House
Denver, CO
It's Barleywine Season Here at the Falling Rock & Many will be on tap with past vintages also. Also a special Bottle list of Barleywines from the Stash will be made available (VERY limited quantities).

Taste of the Alley Beer Garden
24th Annual Alley Loop Nordic Marathon
February 4, 2010 (Thu)
Crested Butte, CO
Chill out with a beer and watch costumed adventurers race and participate in some unusual Nordic events. www.cbnordic.org

Collaboration Not Litigation Release Party
February 5, 2010
(Fri)
Avery Brewing Tap Room
Boulder, CO
A Tapping Party and four-year vertical tasting is scheduled for Friday, February 5th from 5-8PM to mark the release of Batch #4 and to celebrate the fruitful relationship between Avery Brewing and Russian River Brewing. Rob Rosser will be on hand serving his famous fish tacos ($4 each) and we'll be unveiling another Friday Special Tapping, so plan to spend a whole night at the Avery Tap Room!

Firkin Friday
February 5, 2010 (Fri)
The Tasty Weasel @ Oskar Blues
Longmont, CO
Today's featured brew is a double dry hopped Gordon. The firkin opens at 5pm.

1st Firkin Celebration
February 6, 2010 (Sat) 6pm
Trinity Brewing Co.
Colorado Springs, CO
Come celebrate at Trinity Brewing and sample their first ever beer on firkin.

Super Bowl Sunday
February 7, 2010
(Sun)
Multiple locations
Colorado
Look to your favorite Colorado brewery and brewpub for specials on beer all day long for the big game. Stay tuned for details on specific brewers' specials.

Mountain Sun Winter Brewer's Dinner
February 8, 2010
(Mon)
Vine Street Pub
Denver, CO
Join Mountain Sun for their 3rd installment of their brewer's dinner during their big Stout Month. This meal will pay homage to the great dark stout beer. Head Brewer Brian Hutchinson is pairing all stouts with the food creations of Executive Kitchen Manager Rob Green. Tickets are $50 and are available at Mountain Sun, Southern Sun and Vine Street Pub. www.mountainsunpub.com

Slap Your Mammy Release Party
February 9, 2010 (Tues)
Trinity Brewing Co.
Colorado Springs, CO
A celebration of their hoppy double IPA. The celebration starts at 5pm.

Annual Mardi Gras Celebrations
February 11-16, 2010
(Thu-Tue)
Check back for more upcoming events during the peak of Mardi Gras season.

Mardi Gras Warm-up
February 11, 2010
(Thu) 6:30pm
Wynkoop Brewing Co.
Denver, CO
Fat Tuesday won't roulez around until mid-February but our annual Mardi Gras warm up dinner is worth getting an early reservation for. This year we'll be sampling a variety of light & dark rums to put you in a Crescent City groove. Reservations now being accepted at 303-297-9999. Plenty of Wynkoop beer on tap as well. www.wynkoop.com

Firkin Friday
February 12, 2010 (Fri)
The Tasty Weasel @ Oskar Blues
Longmont, CO
Today's featured firkin beer is Pond Scum, an American Red Ale. It taps at 5pm in the tasting room.

Hoppy Man Imperial IPA Release Party
February 12, 2010
(Fri) 6pm-9pm
Twisted Pine Brewing Co.
Boulder, CO
Join Twisted Pine for the release of their biggest, baddest, boldest IPA. This beer pours a hazy pale, with strong grapefruit notes, 107 IBU's and an abv of 10.5%. One of the most serious beers to ever be released by Twisted Pine. Hoppy Man will be available in 22oz bottles at your local liquor store and kegs at the brewery. www.twistedpinebrewery.com

Mardi Gras in Breckenridge
February 13-16, 2010
(Sat-Tue)
Breckenridge, CO
Events include: Bacchus Ball – February 13. Join in for a New Orleans Style masquerade ball at 9,600 Feet. The evening will bring live music, dancing, “N’awlins”-style food and drink prepared by an authentic New Orleans chef, the crowning of the Mardi Gras Rex and Queen and so much more. Fat Tuesday Celebration – February 16 (4:30 pm) Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Celebration brings a festive parade procession down Main Street with New Orleans food and drink specials throughout town, colorful masks and tons of beads. www.gobreck.com

5th Annual Peterson AFB Homebrew Competition & Fest
February 13, 2010
(Sat)
Location: TBA
Colorado Springs, CO
Homebrewers from around the area will gather to judge some of the best local homebrew. Sponsored by the Brew Brothers Homebrew Club of Colorado Springs. Deadline for submitting entries is February 9th. Last year they had 161 entries in 16 categories. Over 300 festival goers were in attendance. Help make this year's event even better. Contact: (719) 554-3701 - Email: axebrew1@msn.com - Event website

Carnivail
February 14-16, 2010
(Sun-Tue)
Vail Resorts
Vail, CO
Come celebrate the Mardi Gras Season in Vail. Plenty of parties going on this week. Find your favorite Colorado craft beer at one of the celebrations. www.vail.com/events/carnivail.aspx

Left Hand Mardi Gras
February 16, 2010
(Tues)
Left Hand Tasting Room
Boulder, CO
Oohh yeah. It’s that time of year. Mardi Gras is always a blast in the Tasting Room and this time it’s going to be even better. We’ve got Lucile’s real-deal, authentic Creole food, live music, costumes, and great beer. Join us for a rockin' good time at 5pm on Tuesday, February 16th. www.lefthandbrewing.com

5th Annual Peterson AFB Homebrew Competition
February 19, 2010
(Fri)
Peterson Club
Peterson Air Force Base
Colorado Springs, CO
This is an AHA/BJCP sanctioned event held at the Peterson Club at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, CO. Entries will be accepted Feb. 2-9, 2010. The purpose of the event is to showcase local home brewers by providing a competitive environment as well as the ability to share their brews with other brewers and festival attendees. Judging will take place on Feb. 13th. Entry fees are $5.00 for one, $10.00 for unlimited. Awards & festival will take place on Feb. 19th, 2010. Call (719) 574-4100 for info on tickets. More info.

Great Divide Release Party
February 19, 2010
(Fri) 6pm - 9pm
Great Divide Brewing Company
Denver, CO
Release Party for Hoss, Claymore, Colette Saison and Espresso Oak Aged Yeti. $20 admission covers snacks and all the beer you want, within reason of course. With such a diverse beer line up, there is something for everyone...so bring your friends, family and neighbors... No RSVP required, so just show up ready to have a good time! www.greatdivide.com

6th Annual Firkin Rendezvous
February 20, 2010 (Sat)
Bristol Brewing Company
Colorado Springs, CO
This annual event is located at the Bristol Brewing Company and will be open from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. This year's event will once again offer several beers direct from the cask. Beer and food are included in the admission price. Estimated cost: $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets went on sale in January. Web site. Map.

Craft Beer Tasting Series
February 23, 2010
(Tue) 7pm
Pumphouse Brewery
Longmont, CO
This month's topic: Strong Ales with guest speaker: Matt Thrall of Avery Brewing Company. Limited seating for each session, Tickets are $25 and available at the Pumphouse Brewery or by reservation at Pumphousetastings@hotmail.com. Each ticket includes all beer and special appetizers. We are also offering a 4-Pack of tasting tickets, one for each tasting, for $80. www.pumphousebrewery.com

Avery Beer Dinner with The Bruery
February 25, 2010
(Thu) @ 5:30pm
Pizzeria Basta
Boulder, CO
Bring an appetite and your wallet for this 5 course meal featuring Master's of Ceremony Adam Avery of Avery Brewing and Jonas Nemura from The Bruery in California at Boulder's newest brick-oven pizza joint. Each brewery will break out some of their best and rarest brews. 2 different beers with each course. Tickets are $105 per person (tax & tip included). Restaurant at 33rd and Arapahoe in Boulder. More info: www.pizzeriabasta.com - Call 303-997-8775 for reservations.

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew Beer Dinner
February 26, 2010
(Fri)
Oskar Blues
Lyons, CO
A fabulous 4-course meal is being prepared along with some special Oskar Blues brews to pair with it on February 26th. Course 1: Weasel Bunker Trainwreck Red Chili with Michelle's Marzan, Course 2: Twice baked "Tato" skins loaded with Dales Pale Ale, Course 3: Chub dipped Shortribs, fried waffles, BBQ and Maytag Blu paired with Old Chub, and Course 4: Pint glass of pie paired with American Hoppy Belgian. Details at their web site.

Michael Bolton Birthday Party
February 26, 2010
(Fri)
Fort Collins Brewery tap room (FCB)
Fort Collins, CO
Party Time! FCB thought they were going to have a party to celebrate Johnny Cash's birthday but then they found out that Michael Bolton was also born on February 26th and Michael Bolton outranks the Man in Black. In his honor, FCB is pouring all you can drink pints for $6. On tap will be Wassail, Big Shot, Rye, Harvestival, Stein Lager and Barrel Aged Brown Bevvie. Designated drivers will be treated to all the free root beer they can handle and 10% off retail purchases. Party runs from 4-8pm.

2010 Beerdrinker of the Year National Finals
February 27, 2010 (Sat)
Wynkoop Brewing Co.
Denver, CO
Be on hand for the final round of competition in the 2010 Beerdrinker of the Year National Finals at the Wynkoop Brewing Co. The best beer drinkers from all over the USA will be trying to convince a lively panel of judges that they know it all when it comes to beer. The winner gets free beer for life at the Wynkoop and $250 in beer from their local brewpub or bar. Can anyone top the performance of last year's winner Cody Christman? Open to the public. Fun starts at 2pm. See web site for details.

Inaugural Boulder SourFest
February 27, 2010
(Sat) 12:30pm – 5pm
Barrel-Aging Room at The Avery Brewing Tap Room
Boulder, CO
Avery Brewing has searched high and low for the best, rarest and tastiest sour ales from across the country, and all will be on display for your enjoyment on the last Saturday in February at the Inaugural Boulder SourFest. Their still-growing list of brews features 35 different sour, wild and brett beers from breweries coast-to-coast. A preliminary listing of participating breweries will be posted on the brewery website in early 2010. All attendees will receive 20, 2oz. sample pours, a complimentary .4 liter full-size tasting snifter to commemorate the occasion and the opportunity to mingle with the brewers and creators of many of the beers on display. This festival promises to be one of the best opportunities to taste sour ales anywhere in the Rockies! Cheers and funky, sour beers! The Avery Brewing Crew Max 250 tickets available at $35 each! A few remaining tickets are on sale at the Avery Tap Room ($35.00 each). www.averybrewing.com


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

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