Thursday, August 4, 2011

Colorado Beer News 080411

Colorado Beer NewsHere's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, August 4th, 2011: If you have some brewery news you'd like included in the daily Colorado Beer News post please contact me today.

For those of you who haven't heard - today is officially International #IPADay - it's a "hallmark" holiday for a single particular style of beer. Go drink an India Pale Ale with a friend today. Who knows, you might just end up try one again sometime. It's also National Mustard Day too - so pair an IPA with a sandwich with mustard today.

Happy International IPA Day - where the men are men, the women are women and the hops are nervous.

Be sure to check out the Gnarly Barley Beer Fest at the Larimer County Fair at the Ranch in Loveland on Saturday. Details on the August 2011 Beer Calendar post.

Eddyline Restaurant and Brewing Co (Buena Vista) - their new canning line has been manufactured and will soon be delivered. Their first proof can should be made anytime now. Their new back bar is in place. Only a little bit more work needed until Eddyline #2 is open.

Cranknstein (Fort Collins) is busy building their new bar. Construction continues to bring you another great place to sample Colorado craft brews.

Untappd.com (social web site) - offering up a special badge for #IPADay if you post an IPA update today on the site.

Odell Brewing and Great Divide Brewing are offering up specials on India Pale Ales today for International #IPADay.

Equinox Brewing (Fort Collins) - Today's firkin is the release of Atom Smasher Wee Heavy. A strong Scotch ale, rich and malty with a distinct smokiness produced by caramelizing the first 10% of the mash runnings. 8.6% ABV. Tapping at noon. Half pints only.

Renegade Brewing - owners got featured on a Denver 9News story - Starting Over - Husband and wife sink savings into new brew pub - Article and video

President Obama turns 50 today - think he's celebrating with an IPA for #IPADay ?

Choice City Butcher & Deli (Fort Collins) - now has New Belgium's latest brews Clutch (Sour Stout) and Kick (pumpkin ale) on tap.

Asher Brewing Company - is touting their FunBarrel IPA today for #IPADay. Stop in and try one.

Ale House at Amato's (Denver) - Currently on tap in honor of #IPADay: Lucky U IPA, 471 IPA, Nitro Compass IPA, Union Jack IPA, Mile HI.P.A, Rumble IPA, Nitro Mojo, Maharaja, Hop Strike, Modus Hoperandi.

Fort Collins Brewery - $1 OFF all and anything that is IPA related! Including beers, posters, t-shirts, 6-packs, growler fills of IPA. #IPADay

Rackhouse Pub (Denver) - #IPAday featuring SKA Modus, Avery IPA, Avert Maharaja and Odell Myrcernary all for $3.

Taps Sports Bar (Fort Collins) - in honor of #IPADay - they have 5 IPAs on tap, featuring an Italian meatball sub with Citrus IPA slaw.

Wynkoop Brewery - In honor of #IPADay today we're serving our hand-pumped London Calling Brit-style IPA for just $3 all day.

Freshcraft (Denver) - is featuring $5 IPA Flight all day - featuring 4.5 oz each of Stone IPA, Bristol Compass IPA (nitro), Great Divide Rumble Oak Aged IPA & Avery The Maharaja Imperial IPA.

Oskar Blues Home Made Liquid & Solids (Longmont) - has stacked their taps today with Ska Brewing Modus & Decadent Epic Brewing Hopulent, Sierra Nevada Torpedo, Green Flash West Coast IPA, Odell Brewing Myrcenary DIPA and Bristol Brewery Nitro Compass IPA. #IPADay

Arvada Beer Company - announced they are planning to open in September in Arvada - no specific date yet although it will coincide with opening of Oktoberfest in Germany.

Crabtree Brewing - their Boxcar Brown is now back on tap at the brewery.

Boulder Beer Co - #IPADay special: $5 bucks off Mojo Hats, tees and wood signs today, in honor of International IPA Day.

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