Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Colorado Beer News 111611

Colorado Beer NewsToday is International Day for Tolerance. And you know what makes the world a heck of a lot more tolerable? BEER! Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, November 16th, 2011.

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Arvada Beer Company (Arvada) - Colorado's newest brewery is initiating their first "Happy Hour" starting tonight from 7pm to 9pm with $1.00 off all pints. They now have 6 beers on tap including their Harvest Fest Pumpkin Ale, Olde Town Brown, Ralston's Golden Ale, Goldline IPA, Water Tower Wheat and Poolhall Porter. They have AHA member discounts on growlers all day. ABC is also installing new TV's so that you can watch the Broncos game on Thursday night.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Sometimes it takes an army to move mountains, or in this case to expand a taproom. Work continues on the taproom expansion at Grimm. Lots of plumbers, electricians, IT guys and carpenters are everywhere, but fear not! Work is coming along and the dust will be settled soon.

Special Tappings This Week:
- Black Fox Brewing - 3 beers on tap at Trinity Brewing! (Colo. Springs)
- Farmhouse Wallon - Trinity Brewing (Colo. Springs)
- Snowy River (Vanilla Porter) - Pateros Creek Brewing (Ft. Collins)
- Proper Pale Ale - Southern Sun (Boulder)
- Green Man Ale - Wit's End Brewing (Denver)
- Kitchen Sink Porter - Wit's End Brewing (Denver)
- Nitro Oil Can Stout - Odell Brewing (Ft. Collins)
- Citrus Saison - 5 gal batch - Funkwerks (Ft. Collins)

Save The Ales (event) - Join Colorado Conservation Voters for the return of Save The Ales Thursday, November 17th, 2011 5:30 – 8:00 pm at the Walker Fine Art Gallery, 300 W. 11th Avenue #A, Denver, CO 80204. A beer tasting to support pro-conservation policy in the Centennial State. $35 admission. 21 and over only please. - (New Belgium Brewing sponsored).

Denver Beer Company (Denver) and Uber Sausage is planning to host Sausage Fest 2011 on Friday, November 25th from 5pm to 8pm at the Denver Beer Company location (1695 Platte Street). Join in at SausageFest and support Movember and Men’s Health Month at Denver Beer Co. A celebration of sausages, mustaches and other man-favorites such as beer will benefit the Movember cause. In addition to a variety of sausages, SausageFest 2011 will include: Official Uber Sausage Eating Contest, Best Mustache Contest, Costume Contest, and a Mustached Man Auction. Come for the fun, the beer and the food - all to help promote men's health.

Taps Sports Bar & Grill (Fort Collins) - Taps now has New Belgium's Snow Day available on tap. This New Belgium beer was inspired by the monster 2003 snow storm here in Fort Collins. Share your favorite Snow Day story with them on Facebook and you could win a free pint from Taps!

Bristol Brewing Company (Colorado Springs) - This year's batch of Old #23 Barley Wine is almost ready. They're bottling it tomorrow, and are giddy with anticipation. They'd like to invite you to come down and join the Bristol family in this once-a-year tradition to savor the dulcet, brandy-like tones, reconnect with old friends and raise a glass in celebration of those who can no longer be with us. They'll release the 2011 vintage at 5:00 pm tomorrow, November 17, just in time for you to to stock up for the holidays. Blue Sage Catering will be providing snacks designed especially to soak up those extra ABVs.

Ghost Plate & Tap (Denver) is hosting "Come Meet the Brewer" night with Funkwerks Brewery of Fort Collins, CO. Meet at Ghost at 5pm on Wednesday, November 30th. Raise a beer with the artists behind the beer list. Enjoy beer education, glassware giveaways and enter a drawing for beery goodies.

Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) - at long last, Crabtree Brewing is rolling out a beer in a new 16oz can. Look for their Eclipse Black IPA in their new 16oz tall boys at a store new you. How did they roll out cans with no canning line? Check out the full story on Westword to find out how. Crabtree joins the ranks of Eddyline Brewing, Dolores River Brewery and soon New Belgium and Oskar Blues of Colorado breweries heading to 16oz cans.

Backcountry Brewery (Frisco) just tapped their beloved Breakfast Stout! Come in today and mention you saw this on Twitter or Facebook and get one for $2.50 a pint. Mention that you saw this on Fermentedly and they'll probably tell you "Wuh?". Either way - you'll get a wonderful brew suitable for any meal of the day.

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