Friday, October 14, 2011

Colorado Beer News 101411

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Alternative Fuel Day. Put your car away and hop on your bike. Ride down to your local brewery and refuel with a nice refreshing craft beer. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, October 14th, 2011.

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CAUTION: Brewing (Denver) - Hey Boulderites! CAUTION: Brewing is now distributing beer to a place near you. Now you can get their Wild Blonde Ale at The Kitchen ( in Boulder starting this weekend. Wild Blonde Ale is brewed with organic wild rice in an American blonde ale, smooth, sexy, and easy to hang out with. Check out just how wild this blonde can be. CAUTION: curves ahead!

Telluride Brewing Company (Telluride) - At long last, today is their official OPENING DAY in Telluride. Come to their tasting room at 4pm. They'll be pouring their Redfish Ale and also their Rye #1 (Pale Ale). Grab a growler and fill 'er up. Telluride Brewing will be pouring at the Llama Restaurant in Telluride at 6pm on Saturday and will become their tasting room, located at 100 West Colorado Ave. The brewery is located in Lawson Hill just 3 miles west of Telluride. Please welcome Telluride Brewing to the Colorado craft beer community!

Wynkoop Brewing (Denver) - On Saturday, November 12th from 1pm to 4pm, the Wynkoop will be hosting an American Homebrewers Association Rally. AHA Rallies are free to current AHA members. Non-members can join at a discounted rate at the door. Entry to the rally includes: VIP brewery tour, special firkin tapping, opportunity to chat with local homebrews, and a chance to win great prizes from the AHA and Wynkoop. Space is limited so please RSVP - details at

Upslope Brewing (Boulder) - Upslope just received shipment of a shiny new 60 barrel fermenter on October 12th. The fermenter was installed this week. This ups their overall capacity by 30%! Look forward to more quantities of Upslope brews in the weeks ahead.

Bonfire Brewing (Eagle) will host the Bonfire Pumpkin Massacre on Sunday, October 23rd from 5pm to 10:30pm at the brewery in Eagle, CO. It's time for the second annual pumpkin slaying. They will have a dozen or so pumpkins on hand, a variety of patterns, and quite a few sets of carving tools that are "child proof", but best bring your own pumpkin and any implements you desire to make sure you can participate. A free beer for every pumpkin that passes muster with the judges, and some sort of nifty prize for the best one. Stick around to see them light up downtown with the glow of dozens of creepy pumpkins!

Colorado Mountain Brewery (Colorado Springs) - tonight the Brewer's Whimsey is their Pumpkin Beer. This seasonal brew will be on tap tonight at 5pm. Come give it a try - Fall is awesome.

Grand Lake Brewing (Grand Lake) - Trail Ridge Road is OPEN! Still time to drive over the mountains from Estes Park to Grand Lake and visit the brewery before the season shuts down the road. Stop in for some fresh brewed goodness.

Ska Brewing (Durango) - If you happen to be in Denver this afternoon, stop by the Rackhouse Pub for "Meet the Brewer Pint Night F.A.C.". Ska head brewer, Thomas Larsen will be on hand to chat with you and pour you some of their cask of dry-hopped Euphoria! The first 50 customers to order a Ska brew get a free pint. Times: 4pm to 6pm.

Oskar Blues (Longmont) - Head down to the Tasty Weasel tasting room in Longmont today and try the newest firkin crazy brew. Starting at 5:00pm, they'll be tapping a firkin of Dry Hopped Schmidy - porter-style from 2nd runnings of Fidy, dry hopped with whole leaf Centennial hops. Get some quick!

Bristol Brewing (Colorado Spring) is having a dock sale on beer. They have 36 cases of dock sale beer that need to go TODAY to make room for Warlock and Venetucci Pumpkin Ale. $20/case cash only now till it's gone. Ask for Derik! Sorry they don't have time to wait until 5:00 to move it out.

Twisted Pine Brewing (Boulder) - Have you ever been hit by Sexual Ha-razz-mint? Well you can over at Twisted Pine - their raspberry mint brew is now available on tap. It looks even better when you buy a pink pint glass (to support fight against breast cancer).

Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) is celebrating $3 Pints for Teachers all day today. They'll have Padre Poll's Holy Smoke Barbeque on site to feed you from 4-8pm. Later on, it's going to be a Techno music party starting at 7pm. Party on!

Boulder Beer Company (Boulder) is hosting 2 Colorado beer dinners this month. The first is on Tuesday, October 18th at Ted's Montana Grill in Boulder, the second is on Friday, October 21st at Table Mountain Grill in Golden. Details may be found on their Facebook page or on the brewery web site:

Lone Tree Brewing (Lone Tree) just received their Federal Brewer's License from the TTB. Now they are officially recognized. Opening day can't come soon enough.

New Belgium (Fort Collins) - the rumor mill is buzzing around Asheville, North Carolina as word of another possible big west-coast brewer is also interested in adding a new brewery to the Asheville area. New Belgium already has Asheville on their short list of cities to potentially construct an expansion brewery on, now they may have potential competition from the likes of Sierra Nevada Brewing of Chico, California. Full story on the Asheville Citizen-Times.

Elk Mountain Brewing (Parker) - Elktoberfest tomorrow! Starting at noon, they'll be tapping Drunken Uncle, a German Dunkelweizen along with some of their aged Bourbon Barrel Stout, Saison Biere de Garde, and a few others! Burgers and brats to start off the afternoon and they'll have a food truck outside for the late afternoon! They'll also be raffling off a few gift certificates throughout the afternoon so make sure to grab your lederhosen and head on down tomorrow!

Upslope Brewing Company (Boulder) - Anniversary tickets are now on sale! *Saturday, November 5th* $12 in advance and $15 at the door (includes 2 free drink tickets and fist 300 people will receive a custom anniversary Belgian-style glass). Live music, food, and over 15 beers on tap! Come celebrate their 3rd anniversary.

Fieldhouse Brewing Company (Colorado Springs) - Yet to be opened Fieldhouse Brewing Company is busy getting ready for a future opening and already they are busy sampling beers to the media. Check out this article by Matthew Schniper of the Colorado Springs Independent on what tastes are in store for thirsty patrons.

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