Friday, August 12, 2011

Colorado Beer News 081211

Colorado Beer NewsHappy Friday! Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, August 12th, 2011. Fresh off the Internet tap and direct to you. If you have some brewery news you'd like included in the daily Colorado Beer News post please contact me today. This page is constantly updated during the date of posting so stop back for all the latest news.

Falling Rock Tap House (Denver) is hosting a New Belgium Lips of Faith Release party today at 5pm for their new Kick (pumpkin cranberry) and Clutch (dark sour) beers. New Belgium Brewers will be on hand as well. Then on Sunday, August 14th, Falling Rock will host a FUNdraiser from noon til 5pm to help cure diabetes. $35 gets you all you can eat and drink on the patio. Silent Auction and a $3 beer grab (beers worth up to $30). GABF week activities list is coming next week.

Denver Beer Company (Denver) is celebrating their GRAND OPENING today! Stop down at 1695 Platte Street at noon today. There will be 7 inaugural beers being tapped. Come and meet the brewers Charlie and Patrick. The official ribbon cutting ceremony will happen at 7pm and the beer will flow up until 11:30pm.

Craft Lager Fest (Manitou Springs) is this weekend - August 13-14. This is one of the biggest Colorado beer festivals of the summer. Entertainment, food, fun and some of the best lagers around.

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont) is celebrating National Left Handers day today (1 day early) with fun LH competition and prizes at the Niwot Tavern (7960 Niwot Rd) in Niwot, CO at 7pm tonight. You don't have to be left handed to join in the fun.

Winter Park is hosting their Winter Park Beer Festival on Saturday in Hideaway Park. Enjoy beers from over 25 different brewers.

Blues & Brews - at the Old South Pearl Street District in Denver on Saturday August 13th. A great day of music, food, beer and fun. Lasts all afternoon.

EdFest - come to Edwards, CO for their 1st ever EdFest sponsored by Crazy Mountain Brewing Company. This beer fest runs from 1pm to 6pm. Live music, family fun. Over 22 breweries participating.

Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest (Fort Collins) runs today through Sunday in the historic downtown area. Free weekend event with arts, crafts, non-stop music across 9 stages, two beer gardens. Over 80 bands set to play.

All these events and more are detailed on the August Colorado Beer Fest Calendar.

Taps Sports Bar (Fort Collins) is making plans for a beer dinner with Grimm Brothers Brewhouse in September. Sign up for this at Taps now.

The Mayor of Old Town (Fort Collins) is offering up all Fort Collins Brewery beers for $2.50 today - all day.

Pateros Creek Brewing (Fort Collins) reminds you that downtown Fort Collins will be extremely crowed this weekend due to the festivals. They encourage you to ride your bike to the brewery as parking spaces will be hard to find. Oh and a new batch of Car 21 is back on tap.

Denver Beer Fest - is coming up (September 23 - October 1) and already the list of events around Denver are growing. Check out for on-going details.

Del Norte Brewing (Denver) - is offering specials on cases of beer at their tasting room in Denver. Stock up for the coming weeks.

Renegade Brewing Company (Denver) is throwing a bash to celebrate the grand opening of Renegade on September 10th from noon to 10pm at 925 W 9th Ave in Denver. They will have live music, rare Renegade beers, food trucks and beer cupcakes. They may have opened their doors back in June but they want to throw a big celebration to tell the world. Mark your calendar and get ready to party.

Bonfire Brewing (Eagle) is hosting live music (Bonnie and the Beard) tonight on their patio at 6pm. They will be giving away 2 free tickets to EdFest this weekend.

Dolores River Brewery (Dolores, CO) announces the availability of their new Hefeweizen in cans! Pick some up at the brewery or where ever DRB brews are sold.

Oskar Blues (Lyons/Longmont) is hosting a photo contest on Facebook. Take a pic of you enjoying any Oskar Blues beer at a Fort Collins bar and submit it to them on Facebook. Then get your friends to "Like" your photo. Most Likes wins a $100 bar tab at Oskar Blues Brewery.

Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing (Fort Collins) just tapped another batch of "What A Melon" in honor of NewWestFest going on all weekend. Ride your bike into downtown as parking spots are hard to find.

Black Sky Brewery (Denver) - a new brewery is being planned for Denver. Black Sky Brewing mixes heavy metal and beer for one unique combination. No word on opening date but their web site and Facebook page have been started.

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