Friday, August 19, 2011

Colorado Beer News 081911

Colorado Beer NewsHappy National Potato Day! Grab some spuds and a beer today and celebrate the weekend. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, August 19th, 2011.

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Colorado Craft Beer Radio (AM 760 Denver) is planning a special radio show on Saturday, August 27th. Guests include 4 of the collaborators of the new brew: Buddha Nuvo - Jim Stinson (Rockyard Brewing Company), Jason Yester (Trinity Brewing Company), John Schneider (Black Fox Brewing Company), and Tim Meyer (Strange Brewing Company). Tune in from 12pm to 1pm every Saturday on AM 760 Denver for all the latest talk on craft beer.

TRiNiTY Brewing (Colorado Springs) is releasing their Farmhouse Du Baze today - a light Saison brewed with apples and chicory. The release celebration starts at 5pm at the brewery.

Rockyard Brewing (Castle Rock) is holding their Buddha Nuvo release party next Friday, August 26th at 5pm at the brewery. This is a collaboration beer that was created with the help of 14 Colorado brewers. Come taste this unique and wonderful saison.

Thursday's Trivia Answer: Left Hand Brewing was originally incorporated as Indian Peaks Brewing Company in 1993.

Today's Trivia Question: Who are the three original owners of Aspen Brewing Company and how old were they when they formed the company? The answer may be found somewhere on this blog.

Great American Beer Festival has posted their Bookstore Author Appearance schedule for the 2011 GABF. Beer authors will be on hand to sign books and answer questions.

Odell Brewing (Fort Collins) is preparing to brew this year's batch of their popular Bourbon Barrel Stout. Look for this release in the next month or so.

Fort Collins Brewery (Fort Collins) is releasing their new "For the Love of Peach" ale at 11am today at their brewery.

Tidbit: Colleges are getting back in session. Beer consumption in college towns like Fort Collins and Boulder are about to skyrocket. Are you ready Colorado breweries?

Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) will host a release party for their Syzygy barrel-aged Black IPA tomorrow, August 20th, at 4pm at the brewery. Also, today is Teacher's Friday. All teachers will receive $3 pints today to help celebrate the end of the 1st week of school.

Silverton Brewery (Silverton) - After the April 6th fire that almost destroyed the Silverton Brewery, the brewers are ready to release their first Smoke Ale in the next week. They are also preparing to launch into the New Mexico market in mid September. This summer Silverton featured a seasonal line of German beers, (full listing on website

New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins) reminds you that you have until Labor Day to enter and win a Fat Tire custom cruiser bike. Details on their web site.

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Denver) is looking for a savvy web designer willing to work for beer and help them spruce up their web site. If you can help, inquire to betty or for info.

Oskar Blues (Longmont) is giving away a $100 bar tab to your favorite watering hole for Fort Collins people who show them their cans! Facebook details:

Asher Brewing (Boulder) has just received several new cognac barrels. They plan on using them to barrel-age some of their tasty beers.

Dry Dock Brewing (Aurora) has two firkins on tap tonight! Their Oaked Double IPA at 3pm and their Green Chili Double IPA at 7:30pm.

TRVE Brewing (Denver) - brewery in development - they will share their beers at Uncubed's next first Friday event, they're first public appearance. They ordered their brewhouse and tanks in late July.

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