Thursday, February 2, 2012

Colorado Beer News 020212

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Groundhog Day where we throw out modern meteorology and trust in ancient superstitions to predict our weather for the next 6 weeks. Shadow or no, it's still not Spring until March 20th. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, February 2nd, 2012.

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Wiley Roots Brewing Company (Greeley/Denver) - reports last week of a new brewery headed for Greeley were a bit premature. While Wiley Roots Brewing is currently perfecting recipes here in Greeley, they plan to find a location in Denver for opening up their brewery. Right now, their plans call for opening up in a yet to be decided spot in the Mile High City sometime around May of 2013. Stay tuned for more details.

Pikes Peak Brewing (Monument) - While beer remains the primary focus at Pikes Peak Brewing, they also believe that interesting food goes well with interesting beer. During February on Fridays, their menu will have a decidedly Cajun theme in celebration of the upcoming Mardi Gras. They've also announced some upcoming beer releases: February 11th - Belgian Dubbel, and on February 27th their Firkin Monday Chocolate Stout.

Pateros Creek Brewing (Fort Collins) - Special bonus Outlaw Tap today! In honor of Groundhog Day they've come up with a special Black Walnut Raspberry Porter - aka Punxsutawney Porter. It taps at noon - stop by for a taste or a pint.

Denver Beer Company (Denver) - A company called The Adventurous 500 put together a short 2 minute video showcasing the work of the Denver Beer Company. Take a look. If you can't view the video below, check it out on YouTube.

West End Tavern (Boulder) - Tonight at West End there will be a New Belgium Satellite Tap Room starting at 6:30pm. Taste a wide variety of New Belgium beers and get a chance to win during their cruiser bike giveaway.

Prost Brewing (Denver) - The long journey of Prost Brewing's brewhouse equipment is almost done. Their equipment made the long boat ride from Europe and has finally arrived in Houston, TX. Soon, trucks will be delivering it to Denver.

Great Storm Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Colorado beer blog "Focus on the Beer" is doing a series on new breweries coming to the area and today's spotlight is on Great Storm Brewing. They plan to open at 204 Mount View Lane in Colorado Springs sometime in March 2012. Check out the full interview on Focus on the Beer.

Boulder Beer (Boulder) - Sometimes mistakes happen in the brewhouse, and in some cases that mistake happens to turn into something interesting. Westword reported that a recent back called "Bad Moon Risin' Double Black IPA" is actually an "awesome oops". The one-time only batch weighed in at 12% ABV and is a cross between Planet Porter and Mojo Risin' Double IPA. They can't make this again as they aren't quite sure of the recipe. Savor this while it lasts!

Odell Brewing Company (Fort Collins) - Who needs Punxsutawny Phil? Odell has the Goat (aka Red Ale) and it saw it's shadow today so that means it's going to be 12 more weeks until their St. Lupulin seasonal brew makes a return. In the meantime, there's still plenty of time to enjoy an Odell Red Ale.

Arvada Beer Company (Arvada) - Today Arvada Beer is continuing their Brewers limited release at 4pm. The beer is a mystery until it's tapped, but it is based on the Olde Town Brown, and Friday they will be releasing the 2008 World Beer Cup and GABF Gold Medal Coffee Porter. The beer is named Corvus Coffee Porter after the Arvada Company that we had roast the coffee blend special for this beer release. They also sell the coffee beans at the brewery.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - The Loveland Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with Grimm Brothers to produce a special Valentine's Day beer called "The Bleeding Heart". It'll be available starting February 8th at the Grimm Brothers tap room. Read more in their news release today.

Dry Dock Brewing (Aurora) - Dry Dock will be hosting a Food & Beer Tasting fund raiser for the Avon Walk for Breast cancer on Sunday, February 19th in the Dry Dock Barrel Room. There are 2 times slots for the event, 12:30pm - 2:30pm or 3:00pm - 5:00pm. Tickets are available for $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Proceeds go to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. More info on Facebook.

Eddyline Brewing (Buena Vista) - help Eddyline reach over 2000 "Likes" on Facebook and they will throw open the taps for $2 pints for 24 hours! Visit them on Facebook to make this happen.

Avery Brewing Company (Boulder) invites you to join them on this most loving union of #10 and #11 of our Barrel-Aged Series. In commemoration of the most romantic day of the year, Avery is releasing a partnership of two barrel-aged lovers at the very same time on the Saturday before Valentine's Day. Bottles will go on sale at 4pm for $8 each, and purchases will be limited to 6 bottles of each. Quantities will be extremely limited so they cannot guarantee that any bottles will escape the state. For more info on these beers, check out their press release.

Kannah Creek Brewing (Grand Junction) - There's a big special going on at Kannah Creek as in a big 20oz deal. You can get a 20 ounce logo much with your choice of beer for only $6. Just ask for the Killer Beer Special. Hurry before the college students get them all.

Elevation Beer Company (Poncha Springs) - soon to open brewery, Elevation Beer Company, announced their first beer in their Blue Square Series - First Cast, a west coast style American IPA! It will be available late March on draft only in the High Country of Colorado. Read more about this soon to open brewery.

American Craft Beer Radio (FM 102.3 ESPN Saturdays) - Colorado's newest craft beer show is ready to kick off this Saturday at noon. 1st up, live from the Extreme Beer Fest in Boston, MA we will talk with Jason Perkins of Allagash Brewing. In studio we'll be joined by Dustin Lemoine from Avery, and Sir James Pachorek from Cheeky Monk. In the 3rd 1/2 hour we will catch up with Garrett Marrero from Maui Brewing. 1 1/2 hours this week! 1st CoHost will be Uncle Lou!

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