Thursday, January 5, 2012

Colorado Beer News 010512

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Bird Day, a day to pay tribute to our fine feathered friends of the sky. Just be sure it's not the flipping kind. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, January 5th, 2012.

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Pateros Creek Brewing (Fort Collins) - Time for another Thursday Outlaw tap and this week they've turned up the hops big time with a burly version of their Stimulator Rye Pale Ale that's clocked in at over 100 IBUs making it the hoppiest beer on tap at PCBC. It's sure to keep the hop heads happy. Don't forget about their Greyrock Gluten Free release tomorrow at 4pm!

Loveland Ale Works (Loveland) - Loveland's soon to be newest brewery is one more step closer to opening. Nick Callaway (owner / brewer) finally moved in his brew kettle, mash ton and hot/cold liquor tanks into the brewhouse. The fermentors will go in this week. If the federal brewing license comes in he could be brewing up the first batch of beer as early as January 16th. Look for an opening in early Spring at 118 W. Fourth Street.

Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) - Want to know where you can get some of Crabtree's award winning beers? There's now a handy Google map now on their web site. There you'll find all the restaurants and liquor stores that are carrying Crabtree beers in Colorado. They plan to add locations outside of Colorado to the map soon.

Grand Lake Brewing (Grand Lake) - New beer alert - their BLACK IPA is now on tap at Grand Lake Brewing Pub and Taphouse. This Beer is reminiscent of a Strong Porter that has been hopped up. It is hoppy, intense and roasty. Get it while you can. It will be on draft until we run out!

Yak & Yeti (Arvada) will host their 12th annual Robert Burns Supper on Sunday, January 22nd at 5pm to 8:30pm at their restaurant & brewery. Join them in honoring the great Scottish bard with authentic haggis, whisky toasts, music, poetry and more. In addition to traditional haggis, guests will also enjoy a fine Nepalese / Indian buffet, and your first beer is included in the admission price. $35 for adults ($25 non-drinking) and $15 for children twelve years of age or younger. Call 303-431-9000 to make reservations. Location: 7803 Ralston Road.

Twisted Pine Brewing (Boulder) - It's back today! Ghost Face Killah. GFK is brewed with 6 zany peppers. Anaheim, Fresno, Jalapeno, Serrano, Habanero and Bhut Jolokia – Otherwise known as the Ghost Pepper. 200 times the heat of jalapenos, Bhut Jolokia are the hottest peppers in the world, a pepper so hot it can be weaponized. So hot that their brewers had to wear masks and gloves to cut them up. Aroma of smoked chilis fills the nose on first whiff, but don’t let it linger to long. Immediately on first taste GFK has a nice golden wheat flavor, but this is only for a fleeting moment before the temperature rises. Just hold on, the warmth of this beer will set in for a long spicy burn. There is only one finish on this beer – HEAT!

Brewery Music (NEW this week) - Check out the latest on-going updated page showing the best in music at Colorado's Breweries. See who's playing at your favorite Colorado Brewery. Updated daily. View the Music page. Lots of listings for January with more being added daily. If you have live music at your tap room in Colorado and want to get listed please Contact me.

Black Shirt Brewing (Denver) - This brewery in the works has been rather quiet of late but they popped in an update recently stating that they had hired a new architect to help them design their brewery. They've also been hand digging trenches in their facility to get things rolling for plumbing needs. Their brewer's license application has been submitted to the TTB for approval. Progress is being made slow but sure for this upcoming Denver brewery.

Ouray Brewery (Ouray) is now featuring a guest tap and has put Telluride Brewing's Whacked Out Wheat up on their line-up. Give an Ouray welcome to Telluride Brewing! Also today - "Breaking the Ice with the Ouray Ice Park and Icebreaker Nature Clothing". It's a PARTY! Thursday, Jan. 5th, 2012 at the Ouray Brewery (607 Main Street, Ouray, CO.) 9:30 pm to Midnight! Beer, Swag, Snack, FREE!

Lone Tree Brewing (Lone Tree) - In celebration of their first month in business, Lone Tree Brewing is offering a dollar off all seasonal pints starting today and running through Sunday, January 8th. Come celebrate at one of the newest breweries in Colorado.

Bull & Bush (Denver) - They finished off 2011 by putting a bunch of new tanks into the brewery. What does this mean for you? Many more unique and interesting brews coming out from their Brewmaster Gabe and team all year long in 2012. January is their Gravity Month. They will be tapping a new German gravity keg every Friday. This Friday it'll be Lowenbrau Kellerbier. A new tapping every Friday. And coming in February it'll be Barleywine Month. Stay thirsty!

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont) - For weeks now, beer drinkers in Colorado have been enjoying the new Nitro infused Left Hand Milk Stout. Now, this beer is going national and will be debuting in lots of major cities all across the USA. Starting January 19th, Nitro will make it's release in Chicago with many more cities to come. Cheers to their national release! Texas: Feb 1st, Boston: Feb 9th, Phoenix: Feb. 16th, Atlanta: Mar. 1st, Cleveland: Mar. 8th, New York City: Mar. 22nd. Spread the word!

Eddyline Brewing (Buena Vista) - Eddyline has a new brewer, Ryan. Come and meet him at the brewery on Wednesday, January 11th from 5-7pm. They will be featuring $2.50 pints for the occasion. Ryan has previously worked at Three Rivers Brewery, Ska Brewing and also at Goose Island.

Euclid Hall (Denver) - As beer month rolls on, Euclid Hall is seeing some amazing beers tapped there. Tonight is no different as they tap Chardonnay Barrel Aged Good Glory, a collaboration beer between Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project and Euclid Hall that has been nearly a year in the making. This beer pours a hazy, rusty orange color and with a bright white head. Complex aromas and flavors of caramel, tropical fruits, and lavender, mingle with barrel aged funk, white wine notes and earthy tannins. This malt driven Speciality Belgian Single finishes light and tart with lingering lavendar. Coming Tappings: Jan. 6th - Lost Abbey Angel Share, Jan. 7th - 2010 Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti, Jan. 8th - Avery The Beast Grand Cru.

Upslope Brewing (Boulder) - After patiently waiting for 10 months inside Whiskey barrels, Upslope's Barley-wine has emerged! Join the crew in the tap room on this beautiful day for a glass of this 12% elixir. Location: 1501 Lee Hill Road #20.

Looking for Beer events in Colorado this month? Check out the January beer events calendar.

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