Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Colorado Beer News 101811

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Chocolate Cupcake Day. And what better to pair that with than a nice dark roasty stout or imperial porter. No cupcake should be eaten alone! Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, October 18th, 2011.

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Bristol Brewing (Colorado Springs) suggests for today's Venetucci Pumpkin Ale release getting to the brewery earlier than the 5:00 release time, if possible. There will definitely be a line, so dress warmly! They'll have pints and pre-filled growlers to go. Parking is available on the neighborhood streets and in the church parking lot across the street.

Arvada Beer Company (Arvada) tells us that all 5 of the beers they brewed last week are coming along great, the Goldline IPA in particular. The bar area was started this week and is looking good. They'll be painting all week in the tasting room. Just 10 more days until opening day!

Strange Brewing Company (Denver) - Today's brews to seek out include 3 barrels worth of their Cherry Bomb and a barrels worth of their Gold Metal Gluten Free. Stop in today for a fresh tasting.

Upslope Brewing (Boulder) has partnered up with Cured to offer guests a unique beer and cheese pairing experience. Starting today, Tuesday, October 18th, the tap room will have a rotating menu of various artisan cheeses and meats to be paired with Upslope's hand crafted ales and lagers. Upslope had the pleasure of working with Cured's co-founder, Will Frischkorn, selecting different combinations of small batch cheeses to compliment our tap room offerings. Individual plates are prepared fresh and will be available out of the tap room Tuesdays - Thursdays.

Asher Brewing Company (Boulder) - Join Asher Brewing this month at Colorado's first all organic brewery. They are offering Green Drinks attendees $1 off their Kolsch and Amber beers on Tuesday October 25th from 5:30pm to 8pm, and they'll have a food truck there selling food as well so you can stick around for dinner! Boulder Green Drinks is one of the most successful networking events in the city! On the last Tuesday of every month, they get together to raise a glass together and talk about the latest and greatest in the green sector. Who Comes?: Business Professionals, Government Officials, Students and Non-Profits that enjoy meeting, greeting and catching up with new and old friends. Everyone is welcome!

Bonfire Brewing (Eagle) - Coming up on Friday, October 28 at 8:30pm at Bonfire Brewing: There are plenty of Halloween parties to choose from, but only one Awesome Hat Party. What's easier than throwing on that stupid hat that's been in the closet for a decade? Throwing it on and drinking beer. A stupid, bizarre, out-of-context (think space helmet) or awesome hat on this particular Friday will earn you a free beer. And the best (or worst) hat of them all will get a $50 bar tab. So stop stressing about building a complicated Halloween costume or worrying about how much that duct tape is going to chafe your sensitive parts. Just go look around in the basement and get ready to party with the Bonfire crew and DJ Jahstone.

Odell Brewing (Fort Collins) - Hiveranno Re-Release Update: Odell Brewing has decided after months of carbonation testing that they are not 100% confident that everyone who buys a bottle in the market will receive a properly carbonated bottle and they do not want to subject anyone to flat beer if they can avoid it, so they have chosen not to ship this beer outside of the brewery, but have decided that this beer is quite tasty and a large percentage of bottles are carbonated perfectly, so rather than dump all this beer Odell will pour bottles in their taproom for a marginal monetary sum in line with other beers they serve at the brewery. This will allow Odell to dump the occasional flat bottle while still allowing the carbonated bottles to be enjoyed, thereby keeping flat bottles from ruining the Hiveranno moment and allowing carbonated bottles to excite the palate.

Backcountry Brewery (Frisco) wants you to know about a beer special that includes a movie! Tonight, October 18th, Northside Pizza in Breckenridge will be featuring "After Dark", the latest ski movie by Level 1 Productions starting at 9PM. Enjoy $2 pints of Backcountry Brewery Beer and a chance to win a bunch of cool prizes after the movie. Can't beat that!

Denver Beer Company (Denver) is once again brewing up a new batch of their medal winning Graham Cracker Porter! Look for it back on tap in the coming weeks. Are there really graham crackers in that brew? We think yes!

New Planet Beer (Boulder) is excited to partner with Restaurant & Bar 4580, one of the premier restaurants in Boulder, CO to host a gluten-free dinner, featuring New Planet Beer. Those attending will enjoy a delicious three course gluten-free dinner paired with New Planet Beer. Reservations are strongly encouraged as this event WILL sell out…and you don’t want to miss it. RSVP by calling – 303.448.1500. Come share a scrumptious evening with New Planet Beer at North Boulder’s favorite spot! View Full menu.

Wynkoop Brewery (Denver) will host their annual Beers of the Year event on Saturday, October 22nd from 1pm to 4:30pm. Tickets are $20 and get you samples of all the beers they've served during the entire year including some from Breckenridge Brewery, Phantom Canyon and some special guest beers.

December Calendar - We finally have posted the beer fest calendar for December 2011 today. A handful of events have finally popped up and more are on the way!

Lost Highway Brewing Co (Denver) - The folks who brought you The Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Cafe are now about to open up their own brewery next door with the Colfax restaurant/cafe. The owners have tentatively named the brewery Lost Highway Brewing and are now in the process of getting a liquor license hearing. Read the full story on this brewery in the works on Westword. (Formerly called Three Saints Brewing).

The Fort Collins Brewery (Fort Collins) is hosting a WILD GAME beer dinner on October 25th at 6pm at their restaurant, Gravity Ten Twenty. Food dishes include: Duck, Rabbit, Crawfish, wild game mixed grill and pecan pie creme bruless Pumpkin ice cream - and of course all paired with FCB brews. Cost $45 per person. Call (970) 682-2260 for reservations.

Colorado Winter Seasonals - Just in time for the cold weather releases, one of Fermentedly Challenged lists of fine winter beers. This list may have been around awhile, but some brews just never go out of style.

C.B. & Potts (Denver Tech) now has Pumpkin Pie Ale, Oktoberfest and Pine View Pale Ale available now on tap.

Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) is hosting the Crabtree Halloween Party on Saturday, October 29th from 5pm until 11pm at the brewery at 625 3rd Street. Join in for laughs, beers, great food, live music and prizes. Also, they are doing a Potluck. Bring your best dish to share with everyone. Potluck runs from 5pm to 7pm. Live music from 7pm to 10pm. $250 in prizes to be given away for Best Potluck Dish and Best Costume and more.

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