Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Colorado Beer News 101911

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Evaluate Your Life Day. So take a moment to step back and think about all the great beer you've tasted in your lifetime and consider which one is worthy of your next consideration. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, October 19th, 2011.

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Dolores River Brewery (Dolores) now has their special "Jamaican! Wanted, Dread and Alive" brew on tap. When you're on the Western Slope stop in at 100 South 4th Street in Dolores, Colorado. Open Tuesday through Sunday at 4pm til they close. Take some of their canned craft beers home with you.

Eddyline Restaurant & Brewing (Buena Vista) is busy making a lot of beer. They just transferred another 600 gallons of their delicious Crank Yanker IPA this week and are planning to make another 20 barrel batch today. Look for Kickin' Back Amber and their Innaglo Red Chile Porter in the coming weeks.

Lone Tree Brewing (Lone Tree) - the owners/brewmaster of Lone Tree Brewing (Jason Winter and John Wiedmaier) were interviewed last week on Colorado Craft Beer Radio (AM760 Saturdays at 12:05pm) and talk about their pending grand opening in November. If you missed the broadcast last Saturday, visit the CCBR website and listen to them on their podcast archives.

Dry Dock Brewing (Aurora) is celebrating their 6th anniversary this week. Come to the brewery on Saturday, October 22nd from 12pm to 11pm for their 6th Anniversary Party. They’ll have some special beers on tap like their Braggot and Naked Porter, so make sure not to miss it! While you're there taste some of their award winning brews. Also, come to their special "Hats off to Homebrews" event tomorrow from 4pm to 7pm featuring a brewer from Deschutes Brewery. Don't forget trivia tonight with Geeks Who Drink at 7pm.

Phantom Canyon Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Just in time for Halloween, Phantom Canyon now is offering their new Halloweenhead Pumpkin Ale on tap. This batch was brewed with 150 pounds of local pumpkins and packs it in at around 6% ABV. Nice pumpkin aroma and a slightly spicy finish of vanilla, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Try some before it's tapped out.

Odell Brewing (Fort Collins) will be linking up with Tasty Harmony (restaurant) for a beer pairing dinner at Tasty Harmony on October 25th from 6pm to 9pm with some creative organic vegetarian food and awesome Odell beer to match. $45 tix on sale at the restaurant at 130 South Mason in Fort Collins. (970) 689-3234.

The Fort Collins Brewery (Fort Collins) wants you to head out to Bones Pies + Pitchers tonight at 8:30pm for .50 cent wings and Hump Day Beer Pong Tourney. They will be serving FCB's "Light My Fire" brew. Play until you lose. Can you beat the FCB team to win cool swag? 1335 West Elizabeth in Fort Collins.

Southern Sun (Boulder) just tapped the Take One Stout (an American-style stout) and the last keg of the Mother Lode Lager (an Imperial pilsner) today. They open at 11:30am today and have free WiFi til 4:30pm!

Bull & Bush (Denver) now has their returning seasonal brew "Patio's Vat Dunkel Weiss" back on tap for the season. The unique flavor and appearance of this beer comes from a special German yeast strain. Blend that with a touch of dark wheat, and what you get is The Bull & Bush Brewery’s version of a winter wheat beer! Stop by and grab a pint.

Ghost Plate & Tap (Denver) is hosting a "Meet the Brewer" Happy Hour today featuring the brewer from the Colorado Cider Company, makers of Glider Cider from 5pm to 7pm. Be there!

Hops & Berries (Homebrew Shop - Ft. Collins) - Homebrewers! It’s hop harvest time! For a little fun Hops & Berries decided to put together an informal competition for all of those tasty “hop-centric” beers that pop up around this time of year. Whether it’s fresh hops out of the backyard, delighting in the new commercial harvest or finishing off the random hops in the freezer before the new crop, we want your hoppy beers. Nine winners, one in each category, will receive a $20 gift card to Hops & Berries, and one of the nine will be chosen to be brewed by Equinox Brewing Co. Entries are $5 each, and require two 12oz or larger bottles, usual competition rules apply. Drop-off window is Oct 22nd-29th, judging will be done in-house early Nov. Details at: Hops & Berries.

Breckenridge Brewery (Denver/Breckenridge) - Tis the Seasonal! Their annual batch of Breckenridge Christmas Ale is now in stock. Taste this wonderful winter warmer now through December wherever Breck brews are sold.

Baker Street Pub & Grill (Lakewood) is hosting a special Deschutes Brewery tasting on Friday, October 21st from 8pm to 11pm. It's going to be "The Abyss: Four Year Vertical Tasting" featuring side-by-side tastings of this incredible imperial stout from '08, '09, '10 and '11. Also being poured are samples of The Dissident (sour ale). Don't be late! 7260 West Alaska Drive in Lakewood. (303) 953-5510.

Rackhouse Pub (Denver) - Join the tap takeover party for the Rackhouse Pub Halloween/2nd Anniversary bash as Avery serves up 20 taps of world class brews on Saturday, October 29th from 5pm to 8pm. Costume contest with beer and whiskey as the prize. Music by the Colorado Goat Ropers. Head to 208 S. Kalamath Street in Denver.

Taps Sports Bar (Denver) - Anyone out there excited for some free beer!?!?! Taps is hosting another Oskar Blues Brewery Pint Night Tonight during Trivia @ 7pm. Stop by, sample some beers, take home a pint glass, be happy! Woot!

Cranknstein (Fort Collins) - Fort Collins' newest beer, cafe and bicycle shop has a new line-up of brews on tap. Current tap line-up: Steamwork's Colorado Kolsch, Equinox Brewing's Autumnal Alt Bier, Pateros Creek Brewing Company's Lady Moon, The Fort Collins Brewery's Incredible Hop Imperial India Belgian Ale, Stone's Oaked Arrogant Bastard, Mad River's Steelhead Extra Stout, Funkwerks' Mon Tresor, New Belgium Brewing's Lips of Faith Clutch and Old Cherry, Odell Brewing Co's Oktoberfest Oompah and Myrcenary, and Twisted Pine's Hoppy Boy. One of these has your name on it.

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