Friday, October 7, 2011

Colorado Beer News 100711

Colorado Beer NewsToday is World Diversity Day and World Smile Day - so go out and celebrate today with a smile and rejoice in the wide diversity of craft beers that are available to you. TGIF! Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, October 7th, 2011.

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GABF Final Tastings - Fermentedly Challenged takes one last look back and review of the 2011 GABF with highlights and reviews of several dozen beers from the festival. Which ones were hits and which ones fell short?

Hunters Moon Meadery (Severance) finally won approval for their 750ml and 375ml labels for their "Kim's Clove Metheglin" (mead) after a long drawn out battle with the TTB. The artwork for their "Trappers Cask Oaked Mead" has been chosen and will soon be submitted as well. Stay tuned Colorado - the mead will soon be available!

Arvada Beer Company (Arvada) is busily preparing for their grand opening day set for Friday, October 28th! They received their Temp Certificate of Occupancy from the city of Arvada on Wednesday. They are now just waiting for their beers to get ready. Stay tuned for Ralston's Golden Lager, Goldline IPA, 59'er German Lager,and Water Tower Wheat!

Eddyline Brewing (Buena Vista) is back in the canning business. After an initial glitch with their new canning line, they now have a limited stock of canned beer again. These are now better carbonated and with perfect fills.

Wynkoop Brewing (Denver) is now selling tickets to their annual Beers of the Year celebration on Saturday, October 22nd from 1pm to 4:30pm at the brewery. The event is part of their 23rd birthday celebration (Oct. 18th) and gives attendees the chance to sample every version of liquid art that Wynkoop made in 2011. Tickets are $25 in advance and available online, or sell for $30 at the door.

Colorado Beer Fest Calendar - Looking for a beer festival, beer dinner, Oktoberfest or perhaps a Pumpkin Launching? See what's being planned on the Colorado Beer Fest Calendar.

Odell Brewing (Fort Collins) is working on details for their next beer release - and its a Frieky one too! Yes, Odell is bringing back their wildly popular Friek for another run very soon. Stay tuned for release details.

Chopper's Sports Grill (Cherry Creek) - looking for a top notch Colorado craft beer selection? Come down to Chopper's Sports Grill in Cherry Creek and try some of the 50 different Colorado craft beers they have available on site. Over 22 of CO brews on tap with 2 taps dedicated to rotating seasonal specials! They're putting together one of the most comprehensive Colorado craft beer lists around. Their new menu is designed with the intention of transforming the average beer drinker into a hop head. Recently voted best sports bar in town by ESPN, Westword, Denver Post, Insite, 5280 and Citysearch.

Culinary Arts, Wine & Brewfest (Glenwood Springs) - head over to Glenwood Springs this Saturday, October 8th from 4pm to 7pm for the 12th annual festival at the Hotel Colorado (526 Pine St). This event is a great place for foodies to experience both new and established local restaurants' cuisine. It's a quintessential tasting. They'll have hand-crafted beer from 10 breweries, and wines from all over the world. Cost is $45 in advance, $60 on Saturday.

Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) is having a release party for their Orange Blossom Cezanne Saison today at 6pm at the brewery. Come taste this newest creation and Jeff might just show you his 2 new GABF medals they won last week.

Renegade Brewing (Denver) will have 3, count 'em, three food trucks hanging outside the brewery to make you something delicious to go with your beers today. Grab a bite from Chef Driven, Quiero Arepas, and Alvie's Eats.

Wit's End Brewing (Denver) - Denver's newest brewery is doing things a bit different than most. Come to their taproom and grab a pint or a short-one. Very soon they plan to offer beer-to-go in their stainless steel 40 ounce bottles or “Forties”. They will also sell beer by the ounce in your own to go containers. These must be reusable, closed-cap sealable containers, and cleaned thoroughly. Use your own stainless steel/aluminum water bottles, growlers, mason jars, etc. Please no sports pop-up nozzles or other such non closed-cap containers. Acceptability of your container is up to the management.

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