Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Colorado Beer News 092711

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Crush A Can Day - pick out your favorite craft beer in a can, enjoy and savor it, then crush it against your forehead and recycle it. It's time for the Great American Beer Festival and the Denver Beer Fest. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, September 27th, 2011.

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New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins) - according to Beernews.org and the Washington Post, New Belgium is reportedly debuting a new high speed canning line that will allow the brewery to fill 450 cans per minute (up from 60). Not only that, the new canning line will be able to handle 16oz cans as well as 12oz cans. Look for even more NBB craft beer goodness in cans in the very near future.

Wit's End Brewing (Denver) officially opened their doors yesterday, September 26th. Their first customers, Dick Kreck & Lew Cady) got the privilege of getting the first pours. Check them out at: 2505 W 2nd Ave, Unit #13, Denver, CO 80219

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) has a new partnership with Wild Wings n Things in Loveland. You can now find 3 Grimm Brothers beers on tap along with the fresh, spicy and locally owned wings.

Black Bottle Brewery (Fort Collins) - brewery in the works, Black Bottle Brewery, just received their new brewery equipment yesterday. Plenty of shiny new tanks and other equipment ready for installation. No word in a final location yet, but stay tuned for more news on their target opening and first brews. Visit their Facebook page for photos on their equipment.

Arvada Beer Company (Arvada) is finishing up final inspections and was expected to fire up the brew kettle for the first time yesterday, September 26th. Their first batch of beer should be underway by Monday! Target opening day is still October 28th with possible soft opening dates sometime after the 14th.

Great American Beer Festival is just 2 days away! Welcome to all out of state visitors. Colorado is ready for you!

Golden City Brewery(Golden) is releasing their annual Hatch Chili beer today. Stop by the brewery to try this traditional seasonal brew. (920 12th Street)

Today's Beer Events:
- Butterflies and Beer - Butterfly Pavilion - Westminster, CO - 6pm-8pm
- Beers, Brats and Burlesque - Lannie's Clocktower Caberet - 1601 Arapahoe - Denver 7pm
- Great Divide Beer Dinner - Maggianos Little Italy - 500 16th St. Denver 6:30pm
- Grimm Brothers Beer Dinner - Pourhouse Restaurant - 124 E. 4th St. Loveland 6pm
More events for this week on the September 2011 Beer Fest Calendar.

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont) is tapping special early bird morning brews every day this week. Tapped at 10am and closed down by noon. Today's brew is a 2010 Oak Aged Wake Up Dead imperial stout. See all their other special events for GABF week.

Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) wants to know if anyone would possibly be interested in $3 pints today. They don't mean $5 or $4 - but $3 and it's all day today at their brewery. Grab some of that Afternoon Delight if it's still around or their tasty Chunkin' Pumpkin or Berliner Weisse too.

Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) proclaims Tuesday to be a great day to drink a great beer. They've got a big line-up of seasonals on tap including their: Hefeweizen, DoppelBock, Common Ground and their new Red Hot Chili Porter. Stop by their tasting room and check 'em out.

The Mayor of Old Town (Ft. Collins - Beer Bar/Cafe) is sponsoring brewers from Green Flash Brewing Company today. Stop by The Mayor at 5pm to meet and greet and learn about the craft beer industry and their brewery. The bar tenders are giving out free high fives today - can't pass that up right? 100 beers on tap. 632 S. Mason Street.

Phantom Canyon Brewing (Colorado Springs) is hosting a beer dinner on Thursday, October 13th at the brewery. Cost is $50. There will be many courses including 7 different Phantom Canyon beers. Please RSVP by Oct. 10th - (719) 635-2800. Menu available here.

Tommyknocker Brewery (Idaho Springs) - Attention Hop Heads! This week TN is releasing the Colorado IPA Nouveau, an IPA made with 100% Colorado grown fresh picked hops. You can find it most Old Chicago restaurant in Colorado and at their pub in Idaho Springs. And for a limited time, you can get some at Hard Rock Cafe and Row 14 in Downtown Denver during GABF. They made just one batch and it's gone.


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