Friday, January 20, 2012

Colorado Beer News 012012

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Penguin Awareness Day. Put on your Happy Feet and celebrate our world's tuxedo dressed flightless birds. Cheers to Penguins! Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, January 20th, 2012.

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Ska Brewing (Durango) - Get ready for DIFF! The Durango Independent Film Festival. Ska World HQ will be celebrating the upcoming DIFF (Feb. 29 - Mar. 4) with a brand new beer release on January 27th at 5pm for their new Ska Work Orange Cream Stout. Join in the celebration, learn about the upcoming film fest, grab a new Ska Work Orange and commemorative hoodie and listen to live music. That's next Friday the 27th!

New Belgium (Fort Collins) - New tap-only beer alert! A special brew for lovers is being release today from New Belgium called Valentine's - an ale brewed with raspberry juice, orange peel and rose hips and weighs in at 7.5% ABV. It's a sensual brew designated to be savored through the Valentine's Day celebration.

Bull & Bush (Denver) - today they will be releasing a new crisp German pilsner on tap - say hello to another Gravity Friday tap called Mahr's Brau Pilsner. Get some soon.

Beer releases - Lots of beer releases today. Grimm Brothers Brewhouse in Loveland releases their 7 Ravens (a Schwarzbier) and Copper Kettle Brewing releases their Dortmunder Lager. It must be the season for new brews. And Crabtree Brewing is doing another canning line run with Mobile Canning of their Eclipse Black IPA today as well. Yak & Yeti taps their Sherpa Prima in Arvada. And get some of the Jellyman's Deviations (Black Ops IPA) at Rockyard Brewing in Castle Rock today. If that isn't enough - Euclid Hall (Denver) will be tapping a keg of The Lost Abbey's Angel's Share at 5pm.

Brewery Music (Colorado) - Looking for a place to hang out tonight and listen to live music? There are over 15 different listings for tonight at Colorado breweries and beer bars listed in the Colorado Brewery Music Listings. From country, to jazz, to acoustic, to fiddle playing - there's listings for everyone. Check out the week's ahead too - listings go into March.

Weekend Events:
- Brews, Bands & Georgia Boys BBQ - Left Hand Brewing - Longmont - 5:30pm Friday
- Grimm Brothers Beer Dinner - Backbone Gourmet Grub & Brewhouse - Loveland - 5:30pm Saturday
- Pliny the Elder Tapping - Trinity Brewing - Colorado Springs - 11am til gone Sunday
- Littlest Big Beer Fest w/Firestone Walker - Hops & Pie - Denver - 2:00pm Sunday

All these details and more in the January Colorado Beer Fest Calendar.

Arvada Beer Company (Arvada) - The Arvada Community Food Bank needs your help now more than ever. Bring in 2 non perishable food items and get a raffle ticket for a "Beer for a Year" drawing on 2/11. Bring in some food today.

Crazy Mountain Brewing (Edwards) is turning two years old and they're throwing an Anniversary Party on Friday, January 27th from 6:00pm to 9:30pm. Come get $2 beers and listen to live bluegrass music. Come help them celebrate!

Renegade Brewing (Denver) - There will be a beer and pretzel pairing at Renegade Brewing on Saturday, January 21st from 2pm to 5pm. Come and try their Una Mas paired with a Chile Relleno pretzel topper. Located at: 925 W. 9th Avenue in Denver.

Trinity Brewing Company (Colo. Springs) - Today at 5pm, Trinity will be hosting a TPS Report bottle release, an experimental Flanders sour brew.

Looking for Beer events in Colorado this winter? Check out the 2012 Colorado Beer Festival and Events Calendar.

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