Thursday, February 23, 2012

Colorado Beer News 022312

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day. I'd suggest showing that special girl or woman in your life the engineering art of brewing beer. Whether you be a professional brewer or a homebrewer. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, February 23rd, 2012.

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Equinox Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Before they transition into Mushroom March they have one more Fromage February Firkin. Today at noon they will be tapping a firkin of O'rion Irish Red Ale conditioned with Grains of Paradise. They've paired this spicy version of their red with Colona cheese from Windsor Dairy.

Ouray Brewery (Ouray) - Pat's Purple Haze Porter is now on tap at the brewery. Come in and enjoy a pint of their special tribute beer to their late friend, Pat Morris.

Eddyline Brewing (Buena Vista) - Eddyline posted a short 1 minute video from inside the tasting room of some fans enjoying their beers. Check it out! (YouTube)

Dolores River Brewery (Dolores) - This Saturday, Dolores River Brewery is celebrating their 10th anniversary! Stop by in Dolores, CO to hear some live music from Cody Jordon and The League of Justice starting at 8:00pm. Plenty of great beers on tap to listen with.

Pateros Creek Brewing (Fort Collins) - It's Thursday, meaning it's time for their second entry in the staff Outlaw contest! Today's is named No. 8, it's a Maple Roasted Pecan Kolsch made by our tap room worker Ryan. Read more about it here.

Arvada Beer Company (Arvada) - Today at 4pm, "Brewers Limited Reserve" will be released. Tomorrow they will release a full batch of "Barth Berry Blast" or Triple B, a light golden ale with Blackberries and Raspberries. Come try their new beers. They still have both Coffee Porter and Double IPA on tap. Get them before they are gone.

Denver Off The Wagon (Denver) - Fellow beer and drink bloggers over at Denver Off The Wagon are celebrating their 1st anniversary today. Grats on a great 1st year to everyone on the DotW Team!

Gunnison Brewery (Gunnison) - Come down to Gunny tonight for River Bingo at the brewery. Cash and door prizes for the lucky winners. All for a good cause. Starts at 5:30pm.

Denver Beer Company (Denver) - Join in this Saturday, February 25th for their Collaboration Release party along with Upslope Brewing. Come taste the Belgian Chocolate Cherry Imperial Stout. Beer starts pouring on Saturday at 2:00pm. The beer will be on tap at both breweries. The first 50 people to try the beer at each brewery get a coupon for a free beer at the other brewery.

American Craft Beer Radio (FM 102.3 ESPN Denver) - Tune in this Saturday from noon to 1pm. Host Gary V's guests include 4 Colorado beer bloggers and writers including David Young (Coloradoan), Jonathan Shikes (Westword), one of the Denver Off The Wagon team and yours truly, Dave Butler (Fermentedly Challenged). We'll be talking Colorado beer and sharing stories about writing about beer. If you don't get 102.3FM in your area, listen in LIVE from the 102.3FM ESPN Radio web site.

Wild Mountain Smokehouse & Brewery (Nederland) - Think you can play a mean air guitar? Prove it! Come to the Extreme Air Guitar Competition at the Wild Mountain Brewery on Sunday, March 4th starting at 2:30pm. The Winner receives $100!!

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Upcoming releases at FCB: Maibock (2/24), Oak Aged Maibock (3/9) tap-only, Red Banshee (3/17), Incredible Hop Imperial IPA (3/30) 150 IBUs. Don't forget live music every Thursday from 4pm to 7pm at the FCB tap room. See the Music Listings for specific performers.

Odell Brewing (Ft. Collins) - According to, Odell Brewing is working on a collaboration beer with Thornbridge Brewery in the UK called "Pond Hopper Double Extra Pale Ale". The beer is being brewed this week and will debut at SAVOR later this year. The beer is a take on the Odell Red recipe with a UK twist. The beer will be bottled in 750ml bottles with a cork and cage and will be available in both the UK and wherever Odell beer is distributed.

Grand Lake Brewing (Grand Lake) - Berthoud Pass was closed for most of the day today due to high winds and snow forcing some key deliveries to the brewery & restaurant to be canceled. Therefore they will be closed this evening (Thursday) and re-open on Friday through Sunday. They apologize for any inconveniences.

Bru Handbuilt Ales (Boulder) - Bru is proud to announce that they have officially been approved by the TTB this week!! Watch out Boulder, here they come! Stay tuned for details on their pending opening.

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