Thursday, February 16, 2012

Colorado Beer News 021612

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Do a Grouch a Favor Day. Know someone who's having a bad day? Why not cheer them up with a craft beer? Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, February 16th, 2012.

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Arvada Beer Company (Arvada) - Looking for a place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year? How about an outdoor celebration on the streets of Arvada! Historic Olde Town Arvada is starting a new signature event in their community to celebrate St Patrick's Day, so folks have another fun family event in Olde Town! This event will be held on Grandview Avenue between Olde Wadsworth and Webster from 1-6pm with live bands, arts/crafts booths, food booths, kids entertainment, and beer/wine sales. The street will be closed to traffic to make this a fun and safe event for all. You'll be able to enjoy Arvada Beer Company brews and others.

Equinox Brewing (Fort Collins) - Today's Fromage February firkin is Eclipse Brown Ale, dry hopped with East Kent Golding hops. The Welsh Rabbit Cheese Shop this with Long Clawson Stilton, infused with dried pears and apples. Tapping at noon, free cheese samples with pints and half pints.

New Belgium (Fort Collins) - Heading to the Phil Lesh & Friends show this Friday? Get your game face on and join New Belgium at the Aloft Hotel Broomfield before Phil Lesh & Friends take stage for a Pre-Show Party! NBB will be here celebrating the release of their new spring seasonal, "DIG"! New Belgium beers will be on special for $4, food, games etc!!! What better way to get ready for the show! Starts at 5:00pm.

Prost Brewing (Denver) - After months of waiting, their brewhouse equipment from Germany has finally arrived in Denver! Now the fun will begin of installing it into their new location at 2540 19th Street in Denver. Plans are still in place for a Spring 2012 opening.

Kevin Baity Kraft Beers (Colorado Springs) - There are several new specials available at KBKB. Tuesdays - get $1 off all pints. On Thursdays (like today) get $1 off your growler fills. And on Fridays, anyone with a valid Military I.D. will get $1 off all pints. Stop by 3668 E. Bijou Street in Colorado Springs and check out the selections on tap.

Pateros Creek Brewing (Fort Collins) - The employees at Pateros Creek are having an Outlaw Tap contest to see who can come up with the best Outlaw Tap recipe. The contest kicks off today with a Febrew-cherry Porter from Bob their business manager. They'll track how long it takes to drain each keg in the competition on Thursdays. The keg that empties the fastest will be the winner. Come cast your votes by ordering an Outlaw Tap brew and if you really like it - order more!

The Fort Collins Brewery (Fort Collins) - Only 6 more days until FAT TUESDAY!! Have you made plans yet? Gravity Ten Twenty at the Fort Collins Brewery has a wonderful MARDI GRAS BEER PAIRING DINNER planned for Tuesday February 21st at 6pm!! Frogmore Stew, Bouillabaisse, a trio of Po'Boys, King cake...Gonna be a blast!! Tickets are still available! Check it out at or call (970)682-2260 to make your reservations today!

Odell Brewing (Fort Collins) - Today on their Facebook page, Odell Brewing was showing off their latest batch of Shenanigans - an oak-aged crimson ale - being bottled and packaged this week. It'll bottle condition for a while and then be ready for store shelves in late March in 750ml bottles. Spring can't come soon enough.

Bristol Brewing (Colorado Springs) - This Saturday, February 18th from 1pm to 5pm it's the 8th Annual Firkin Rendezvous! The 8th Annual Firkin Rendezvous will feature one-of-a-kind cask ales from some of Colorado's best microbreweries (25 breweries). Attendees will receive a commemorative glass, all you can (should?) taste, a chance to talk to your favorite brewers about your favorite beers, and complimentary food. Tickets are still on sale in the Bristol Tasting Room and are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Attendance is capped at 200 people, so don't miss out. Tickets will sell out. Call (719) 633-2555 x11 to get your tickets.

Beer Train (Alamosa) - This Saturday at 10am, don't miss the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad inaugural beer tasting train. Hops on board! Bring your friends and sip the suds for a great ride where you drink and they'll drive. A different brewery featured in each car give a whole new meaning to the term “pub crawl”. And as always, the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad has hunger under control. A special menu designed to complement the brews will be offered in addition to their regular menu. And you’ll think of your great time on board every time you sip from your commemorative tasting glass. Visit for more info or call 1-877-726-7245.

Denver Beer Company (Denver) - Set your clocks early for this Saturday's Coffee Beer Fest at Denver Beer Company from 9am to 12 noon. Get ready for Coffee Beer Fest! Call the brewery (303) 433-2739 to purchase tickets, or pick one up at the bar. They will be pouring unlimited mugs of 5 different coffee beers (keep the mug) all morning and several local coffee roasters will be sampling their brews. Also included will be a killer breakfast burrito from Chile Billy and ALL YOU CAN EAT BACON! Cost is $25 per person.

Colorado Craft Beer Show (Radio - AM760) - Tune in this Saturday from 12 noon to 1pm. Some of their upcoming guests include Adam Draeger from Yak and Yeti Restaurant & Brewery Juan Padro from Highland Tap Denver Marty Jones from @Wynkoop Brewery, Nick Nunns from @TRVE Brewing, and Chad Yakobson from @Crooked Stave Brewing. Join Turk and the Gubna every Saturday 12-1 pm on AM 760 in Colorado online at or on the FREE iheartradio app search am 760.

Main Street Brewery (Cortez) - Want to work at a brewery? Main Street Brewery now has openings for line cooks. Stop in to apply - no phone calls please. They have both 9-3 shift and a 3-to-close or a 5-to-close shift.

Funkwerks (Fort Collins) - Dark Prophet, a barrel-aged dark saison ale, is officially for sale in their taproom today, both on draft and in bottles. They have posters and t-shirts available too.

Crazy Mountain Brewing (Edwards) - Denverites! Crazy Mountain's Lawyers, Guns & Money Barleywine is now being tapped at Falling Rock Tap House in Denver as part of their Dain Bramage (Barleywine) Month. Don't have to travel up the mountain to get some.

New Belgium (Fort Collins) - Today marks the 1st time that their new beer Shift Pale Lager is being put into 16oz cans. Look for it coming in the near future to a store near you.

Beer Fest CalendarCheck out what's happening on the 2012 Colorado Beer Festivals and Events Calendar.

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