Friday, December 9, 2011

Colorado Beer News 120911

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Weary Willy Day, in honor of Emmett Kelly, Sr. - famous hobo clown. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, December 9th, 2011.

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Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) re-opens today and debuts their new taproom at 623 N. Denver Avenue in Loveland. Doors open at 1pm. There will 4 new beers on tap along with all their regular offerings. Then stop back on Saturday, December 17th for a Cheese and Beer Pairing at 5pm. $5 gets you a 5 course sampling of cheese paired with beer.

Renegade Brewing (Denver) - Sunday reminder: Did someone say brunch? But you hate waiting forever for a table and spending tons of cash? Plan ahead to have brunch at Renegade this Sunday! Call the tap room for reservations. Only $20 for 4 beer tastings and 3 food courses. 720-401-4089.

Bull & Bush (Denver) - Can you imagine 165 seasonal beers available at one Christmas Beer tasting? Believe it. Bull & Bush just published their list of samplings for this Saturday's event. Don't be late. Check out the list at: Bull & Bush.

Great Divide Brewing (Denver) - Stay tuned for some experimental brews from Great Divide. The brewery just took delivery of their new 7-barrel pilot system and put it in place inside the brewery. Who knows, one of their future pilot brews may someday become one of their regular offerings. It's fun to experiment! Pictures of the new pilot system on Facebook.

Lone Tree Brewing Company (Lone Tree) had their grand opening last night. Now the brewery is hosting a food truck outside tonight from 4pm to 9pm. Check out Mestizos Food Truck - they offer a unique Mexican/Asian Fusion of food that pairs well with beer.

Yak & Yeti (Arvada) - This afternoon at 4pm marks the release of Yak & Yeti's special 11-11-11 Pumpkin Beer. This was a collaboration beer brewed on 11-11-11 (the mash was vorlauf’d at 11:11AM as well) between Adam at the Yak and Yeti, Dana Johnson and Phil Rohrs, who are both homebrewers from the KROC club. Happy hour until 6PM assures that the beers will be $1.50 off regular prices. The beer is fairly big, finishing at 6.6% ABV and isn’t your typical golden to orange pumpkin beer. This is a darker version that has real pumpkin, pumpkin spices (nutmeg, clove, cinnamon) as well as vanilla added directly to the keg.

Oskar Blues/Tasty Weasel Taproom (Longmont) - O.B. has released a list of their upcoming Tasty Tuesday beers as well as their Firkin Friday 5pm beers for December.
12/9 - SmIDY Firkin
12/13 - Columbus Dry Hopped Dales
12/16 - The For Hammer Wee Heavy
12/20 - Christmas Fidy with raspberries and cinnamon
12/23 - Christmas Ale (spruce tips and juniper berries)
12/27 - Quadzilla (G'Knight dry hopped with 4 different hops)
12/30 - Double Dry Hopped G'Knight
Plus get your hands around a can of HGH Part Duh only at the Tasty Weasel.

Trinity Brewing Company (Colo. Springs) - Now that the colder weather is firmly in place, Trinity is offering up some stronger beers including: Chilly Water Baltic Porter, Slap Yer Mammy Double IPA and starting on December 16th they'll have Farmhouse Nocturnum on tap. Also on December 24th they'll have their annual tapping of their Nitro Cherry Awaken. Trinity is beginning work on an expansion of their brewhouse. Over the next several months they'll be adding new equipment which will allow them to brew a lot more beer in the years to come. This month, they are remodeling the cooler and moving in more serving tanks. More to come!

Oskar Blues (Longmont) - Hey Western Slopers - headed to Gunnison today? Stop by Gunnison Liquor Store at 4pm to 6pm. If you buy a 6 pack of Dale's Mama's, Old Chub or a 4-pack of Ten Fidy then you'll get an extra beer FREE. Plus they're giving away cool coozie, can bling and stickers.


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