Monday, October 17, 2011

Colorado Beer News 101711

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Mulligan Day - if you feel you need a do-over from the weekend - go for it!. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, October 17, 2011.

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Hunters Moon Meadery (Severance) - After the long process to get their labels approved, Hunters Moon's first products will be released at the end of October 2011. They include Kim’s Clove & Lunar Lemon. The official names are Kims Clove Metheglin and Lunar Lemon Melomel. Their semi-sweet Mountain Berry (huckleberries with a touch of chokecherries) & semi-sweet Touch of Gold (Saffron Mead) won’t be far behind. Trappers Cask Mead, an Oak Aged Mead, aged in a used Chardonnay barrel is also on the way. They will be releasing a very limited amount of Sweet Wild Mountain Berry which tastes like Huckleberry jam for the Holidays.

Colorado Beer Events This Week:
* Monument Beer Week - October 15-22 - Pikes Peak Brewing Co - Monument
* Bison & Beer Dinner - October 18 - Ted's Pearl Street - Boulder
* Left Hand Beer Dinner - October 19 - Lucky Pie Pizza - Louisvile
* Funkwerks Beer Dinner - October 20 - Funkwerks - Fort Collins
* Farmhouse Walloon Release Party - October 21 - Trinity Brewing - Colorado Springs
* Boulder Beer Brewmaster's Dinner - October 21 - Table Mt. Grill - Golden
* Wynkoop's Beers of the Year - October 22 - Wynkoop Brewing - Denver
* DryDock's 6th Anniversary Party - October 22 - Dry Dock Brewing - Aurora
* Meet the Brewer Night - October 22 - Another Pint/A 2nd Cup - Colorado Springs
* Beer Tasting and Chili Cook-off - October 22 - Golden Visitors Center - Golden
* Outdoor Mindset Chili Cook-off - October 23 - Avery Brewing - Boulder
* Sunday Morning Beer Brunch - October 23 - Renegade Brewing - Denver

Please check the October 2011 Colorado Beer Festival Calendar for details.

Mountain Sun (Boulder) just tapped their 1636 Belgian Dubbel last night! This malt forward beer had just the right amount of spice to really help you bring in the fall. Limited supply - come in to try one.

Oskar Blues (Longmont) was recognized as providing the Top Chef this past weekend at the 2nd Annual Top Chef Northern Colorado - A Benefit for A Kid's Place. Grats to the winning chef Jason Rogers.

Odell Brewing (Fort Collins) - Come in out of the rain and wind and warm up with a pint and listen to Jonathan Warren & The Bill Goats rockin with live music in the tap room from 4pm to 6pm. Also, enter the Odell pumpkin carvin' contest and post your pumpkin's pic on their Facebook wall. You must just score some goodies!

C.B. & Potts (Fort Collins) has a special going on from now through the end of January. Stop in and get a FREE Cup of Beer Cheese Soup with the purchase of any entree. Check in with their Facebook page for details on how to claim this offer. Order a craft brew to pair with that too.

Telluride Brewing (Telluride) officially opened for business over the weekend. Check out their Facebook album for pics from their opening event at their brewhouse. Read more about Telluride Brewing.

Steamworks Brewing (Durango) is just about to tap a delightful rendition of their Ale Diablo. They are calling this incarnation - The Devil’s Fruit Basket. This Belgium strong golden ale was fermented with Gewurztraminer and Riesling wine must. Then conditioned with fresh Palisade, CO peaches and cherries and then they put the beer to the wood for three months in a French Oak Chardonnay barrel. This devilicious beer will not be around for long.

New Belgium (Fort Collins) is expanding again. Construction is well underway for their new canning line slated to go into production by February 2012. This line will include the ability to do 16oz cans. Check out the construction photo on their Facebook page.

Boulder Beer Company (Boulder) now has a job opening for a party time Tour Guide. Job requirements: 21 years of age minimum, personable, friendly, and passionate and knowledgeable about craft beer! Absolutely must be available Friday and Saturday afternoons. Please send cover letter & resume to jobs[at]

Dry Dock Brewing (Aurora) - New tap alert! There's 5 gallons of fresh Hopposaurus Rex Mega-IPA on tap right now at Dry Dock. Stop in today to claim a pint. More dark offerings: Two Tasks American Stout is on the handpull. The rest of the tank is almost done carbonating (growlers to take with you), and should be on tap this afternoon. Chocolate, hoppy goodness to take your mind off the weather.

TRiNiTY Brewing (Colorado Springs) reminds everyone of their Farmhouse Walloon Release Party - This Friday, October 21st at 5 PM! Tonight: Soul Runners! $3 House Brews for those who run...and Happy Hour Today from 4:30-5:30! $3 House Brews and $1 off snacks!

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Funkwerks (Fort Collins) has a funky beer dinner in the "werks". Pairing tapas and cupcakes with their saisons. October 20th (this Thursday at 7pm. Read the details here.

Grimm Brother Brewhouse (Loveland) - Normally, they are closed Monday's but tonight they are reaching out to support a local family impacted by breast cancer. Come by at 6pm tonight, they will have Bottlecap BBQ LLC and of course lots of Grimm beer. Help us support this family, join in as a community.

Twisted Pine Brewing (Boulder) - Enter to win three free tickets to the upcoming Boulder Beer and Music Festival kids. Winners will receive three FREE tickets to the 2nd Annual Boulder Brew and Music Festival which is now only 4 weeks away!!!! Featuring not only brew but LIVE music by our featured musician Josh Brinkman and others that will be performing on the famous FOX Theater stage during the event. The event is also welcoming special brewery speakers to jump on stage and talk about their brews and company. The event will also we doing a attendee voted “Best Beer” competition so be prepared, it will also be featured online and in media. Contest details.

American Homebrewers Association - Members! New pub discounts are available to all AHA members. Present your AHA membershipcard before ordering to save month at the following places: Del Norte Brewing (Denver) - get $1 off Pints, also at Wit's End Brewing (Denver) get 10% off Beer & Merchandise. Not a member? Join today at

Pumphouse Brewery (Longmont) - their Beer of the Day is the Notti Blonde, come watch the Dolphins Vs. Jets on Monday Night Football and enjoy a $1 house brew w/ the purchase of a burger. Enjoy 6 year-round brews and from 4 to 5 rotating seasonals.

Backcountry Pizza and Tap House (Boulder) will host a Nøgne Ø Beer Dinner - Thursday, October 27th at 6:30 pm - Cost: $65 per person. Taste a unique Nøgne Ø beer with the Amuse, Appetizer, Salad, Intermessio, Entrée and Dessert.

Stay tuned for more updates throughout the day!

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