Monday, August 29, 2011

Colorado Beer News 082911

Colorado Beer NewsHappy More Herbs - Less Salt Day. Reminds me of a nice herbal Saison. That would taste good right about now, besides you'll need one - it's Monday. When will these hot dog days of summer ever end? Did you take advantage of all the beer fests over the weekend? Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, August 29th, 2011.

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Sporting News Grill (Denver) - on September 11th during the Broncos game they are giving away 2 Club Level tickets to the Broncos-Bengals game on September 18 as well as access to the pre-party at Mile High Station! You must be present to win, so plan on being here to watch all the games!

Colorado State Fair (Pueblo) announced the list of winning craft beers at their annual Foam Fest last weekend. Check out all the winners in the article. Grats to all of the winners - well done! Special awards included:

- Dry Dock Brewing (Aurora) took home a Gold and "Best in Show" at the Colorado State Fair for their "U Boat Hefeweizen".

- Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) won Gold and the John Hanley Memorial Award at the Colorado State Fair for their "Syzygy Barrel-aged Black IPA".

Yak & Yeti (Arvada) is planning a Chili Pepper Wheat beer for their Wednesday Wheat creation at 4pm on the 31st. If you've heard of dry-hopped beer, then you should try this dry-peppered beer. Made from dried Guajillo chili peppers.

The Mayor of Old Town (Fort Collins) will host Battle of the Beers tonight at 7:45pm featuring a face off of porters with Grimm Brothers Master Thief vs. Pateros Creek Cache la Porter.

Monday's Trivia Question: This small start-up brewery got its start as an idea in 2009 and was originally going to be named "(i.e.) Brewing Company" but after careful thought the two owners decided on a different name. They eventually opened in 2011 in Denver and sell beers primarily through a local restaurant. What is the name of this brewery?

Odell Brewing (Fort Collins) is now offering Hop Collins: a light ale brewed w/ squash blossoms, cucumber & basil from The Gardens on Spring Creek. Now available in their tap room.

Fort Collins Brewery (Fort Collins) has set the date for their upcoming Halloween Party for Saturday, October 29th. Stay tuned for more details.

Designated Driver of Colorado Springs - safely brought home 94 cars and their owners on Friday and Saturday night. Great job Colorado Springs and THANK YOU to all their fantastic volunteer drivers!

Pagosa Brewing Company (Pagosa Springs) just had a 7 award weekend. They took 6 medals at the Colorado State Fair and another at a brew fest. CSF Gold for: Honeymoon, Poor Richard's, Springs Hop. Silver for Chile Verde and Bronze for Baltic Porter and Abbey Grand Cru. Plus the Golden Growler Award for Best Light Beer at the San Juan Brew Fest!!!

Labor Day Weekend Driving (Colorado wide) - just a reminder that the Colorado State Patrol will be out in force all weekend long looking for aggressive, reckless and drunk drivers. DUI checkpoints will be set up all over the state. Don't drive drunk! Instead use a designated driver this weekend. DUI's cost well over $10,000 - don't get stuck with that bill.

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - tickets are now on sale for the upcoming Boulder Anniversary Beer Rave on September 10th from 2pm to 6pm. Tickets are $25 for all "underground beers" - stuff you can't buy in stores. Help Boulder celebrate their 32nd Anniversary. Proceeds help feed Boulder's hungry and homeless on Christmas day.

Moonlight Pizza (Salida) - Moonlight Monday today for Ruby Mountain Day School. 10% of all sales will go to Salida's newest school! Taste some great brew and pizza too for a good cause.

The Pumphouse Brewery (Longmont) Their Beer of the Day is the Firestone Double White. Enjoy a $1 house pint of it with the purchase of any burger. Can't do better than a buck!

Funkwerks (Fort Collins) - out of respect for the Maori people, Funkwerks has decided to change the name of their Maori King beer to "Southern Tropic". No additional details were available as to when the new labeled beer would appear on shelves. Behold the power of the Internet and social media.

Rocky Mountain Goat Roast (Greeley) - last weekend was the annual metal band music fest held at the Crabtree Brewing Company in Greeley. Apparently, some of the fans who stayed at a local hotel (Hampton Inn in Greeley) decided to burn their hotel rooms, pull down hotel curtains, cause fights in the hallways and force the hotel to ban any future relationship with the brewery and event coordinators for package deals in the future. This may mark the end of the RMGR music festival in Greeley for the unfortunate acts of a few unruly fans.

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