Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Colorado Beer News 111511

Colorado Beer NewsToday is I Love to Write Day and National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. Clear out those old musty beer bottles in the back of your fridge and replace them with something fresh and new - then write about it on your favorite social media app. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, November 15th, 2011.

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Black Fox Brewing (Colorado Springs) - This Saturday at noon (November 19th) at Bristol Brewing - Black Fox Brewing will be tapping a cask of 'Samhain' aged on cinnamon and habaneros. They will also be bottling their first small run of some beer they aged in wine barrels with a Brettanomyces blend. 2 different beers.

Lone Tree Brewing (Lone Tree) - In preparation for their opening, Lone Tree brewers have brewed up a new batch of their German-style Hefeweizen last night. When they open later this month, they will have 7 Flagship beers to begin business with: Mountain Mama Helles, Hoptree IPA, Toots' Full-bodied Oatmeal Stout, Hausfrau Hefeweizen, Marienplatz Pilsner, Ariadne's Blonde, and Puddle Jumper Pale Ale. They also plan to make a special Black IPA as well. Shortly after their opening, they will throw an official Grand Opening party in January after the activities of the holidays settle down. Stay tuned!

Pateros Creek Brewing (Fort Collins) recently updated their web site with a current up to date listing of all their brews, including some that are coming soon. Their list now includes: Old Town Ale (Kölsch), Stimulator Pale Ale (Rye Pale Ale), Cache la Porter (Brown Porter), Car 21 (Best Bitter), Respite Red (Irish Red), Greyrock Gluten Free Ale (Orange Cream Ale) and their infamous Outlaw Tap (new every Thursday). Coming soon - Sleeping Elephant (Winter Warmer) and Snowy River (Vanilla Porter). Also, AHA members get $1 off pints as part of the Pub Discount Program with AHA ID.

Pikes Peak Brewing (Monument) - On Saturday, November 19th at 5pm, Pikes Peak Brewing will release their AdAmAn Ale. This is a beer brewed with orange peel, ginger, cinnamon and 50 pounds of Monument honey. Sounds like a special local treat.

City,O'City (Denver) - Tonight at City,O'City come help drain Firkin Volume with Denver Beer Company. They will have their American IPA in the Firkin and a special treat on draft. All the fun starts at 7pm. Also, DJ Babyshoe will be there helping you to rock your socks off.

Odell Brewing (Fort Collins) - The Dark Days of November are continuing all month long at the tasting room at Odell. A big line-up of dark beers dominate the tap lines this month. Come savor tastes such as: Bourbon Barrel Stout, Chocolate Mint Porter, Raspberry Stout, Vanilla Porter, Bourbon Barrel Aged 90 Shilling and others. Today also, come taste special treats from the Cupcake Cruiser as they will be parked outside the tap room all afternoon today (Nov. 15th). Odell also is installing a shiny new Bright Tank in their brewhouse today. More beer!

Bonfire Brewing (Eagle/Vail Valley) is busy brewing up a new batch of their Tent pole Porter. From this batch, 50 gallons of it will be heading for a rum barrel from Breckenridge Distillery to be tucked away and aged for a while and later to be tapped for a special occasion.

Trinity Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Today there will be a partial tap takeover at Trinity with several guest taps/pours of Dogfish Head beer. Today at 5pm they will be pouring 120 Minute IPA, Palo Santo, Midas Touch, Pangaea, and Burton Baton. Rare chance to sample all these Dogfish Head brews in one place.

Del Norte Brewing (Denver) - If you've been looking to try some Del Norte beers but haven't found a good spot for it then we have a suggestion for you. Stop by the Hacienda Colorado on South Colorado Blvd and order one of three Del Norte lagers now on taps there. It pairs great with their menu. Look for Mañana, Orale and Cinco.

Twisted Pine Brewing (Boulder) - Come in for Twisted Tuesdays at the tap room. They've got Happy Hour prices going on from 11am to 9pm today. $3 pints and $11 pitchers. While you're there, check out their Razzy Xpress - their Raspberry Espresso Lover's Stout - now back on tap. Stop back on Wednesday for Twisted Trivia night. Free to play and you can win great prizes.

Oskar Blues (Longmont) - The little brewery that could is expanding once again and will soon become a powerhouse to be reckoned with. TheFullPint.com spilled the beans on a massive expansion project that will run from now into Spring of 2012. Plans include new mill and malt handling equipment, new canning line, 6 new 200BBL fermentation tanks, 1 new 400BBL bright tank, capacity increased to 160,000BBLs, cooler remodel & expansion, and office and taproom remodeling including an exterior patio for the Tasty Weasel. Check out the full report at TheFullPint.

Star Bar (Denver) - Join brewery representatives from Odell Brewing at the Star Bar in downtown Denver . Featured pours will be Odell's The Friek, Bourbon Barrel Stout, Mountain Standard Double Black IPA, Dark Wit (tap room rarity), Isolation and Levity Amber Ale. There will be live music on hand starting at 9pm.

Pug Ryan's Steakhouse & Brewery (Dillon) just tapped their new "Kicked Up Kolsch" - made with all German malts. This 6% ale is a step above the ordinary Kolsch. The secondary fermentation gives flavors and quafability of a true German ale. Stop by for a pint!

Dry Dock Brewing Company (Aurora) - The entries are set for this year's Ho Ho Ho Slapdown. Ashleigh - Lady Penrhyn (Imperial Brown), Bill - Sticke Alt (Imperial Alt), Brett - Belgian Black IPA, and Doug - Shotgun Stout (Russian Imperial Stout aged in Stranahan's Whiskey Barrels). Be sure to stop in on November 26th to try them and vote for your favorite.

Renegade Brewing (Denver) has unveiled a sweety tasty new tapping - Peanut Butter Cup Milk Stout. It weighs in at a hefty 10.2% ABV and will give you trouble if you happen to have a peanut allergy.

Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) - Crabtree's Serenity Amber Ale is back on tap! They also have a couple of treats on tap; a Raspberry Amber Ale & their Brewer's Reserve** is a special preview of their Barrel-Aged Barley Wine!! They also have Ginger Bee and the GABF® Silver Medal winner Oatmeal Stout! Stop by the brewery because it's also $3 pint day! **Brewer's Reserve is exempt from specials.


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