Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Colorado Beer News 022912

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Leap Day. A day where we postpone the beginning of March by 1 day once every 4 years. We can thank the Earth for having an orbit of 365.24 days. Go do something today that you won't do again for another 4 years! Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, February 29th, 2012.

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Breckenridge Brewery (Denver) - Going to be up in Breckenridge tonight? Why not make it an evening to remember and attend a special "Leap Beer" Dinner tonight at Sevens (Grand Lodge, Peak 7) at 5:30pm. Price is $65 per person for this once-every-4-years menu featuring a separate Breck beer paired with each course. More info on Facebook.

Hi*Rise Handcrafted Bread (Denver) - this bread, sandwich and coffee shop is now offering up special brownies made with Great Divide's Yeti Imperial Stout. Need another reason to visit? Check it out at 2162 Larimer Street.

Wynkoop Brewing (Denver) - The Wynkoop is launching a series of acoustic music Tuesdays with a showcase of local artists heading to South by Southwest. Stop by for the first one on March 6th from 7pm to 10pm for some great tunes.

Dry Dock Brewing (Aurora) - What has roasted marshmallows, graham crackers and a big brown ale have in common? They're all showing up together in one tasty firkin this Friday at Dry Dock. Get some of this extra special "mallowed up" Graham Cracker Brown. The firkin taps at 3:00pm this Friday.

Crazy Mountain SnowCat Coffee StoutCrazy Mountain Brewing (Edwards) - The brewery just received TTB approval for a new label for their SnowCat Coffee Stout. This brew will be packaged into 22oz bomber bottles and distributed at all their current accounts. This 5.9% ABV dark brew is blended with real coffee for extra flavor. It's good for either the AM or PM.

The Mayor of Old Town (Fort Collins) - Beer bars and breweries are getting together more often these days for producing a special brew that you can only find in one location. Keep your eyes open next week for the tapping of a collaboration beer between The Mayor of Old Town and Odell Brewing. It's going to be a heavily dry hopped double IPA tentatively called Fat Old Sun.

Denver Beer Company (Denver) - Were you "lucky" enough to be born on February 29th? If so, bring your ID to DBC and get a free beer for your birthday today. The same offer applies over at Twisted Pine Brewing in Boulder and The Fort Collins Brewery in FoCo for your 1st pint.

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival (Telluride) - Tickets for this year's 19th annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival (September 14-16, 2012) go on sale tomorrow, March 1st at 10:00am. Buy early and save! Details on the website.

Big Beaver Brewing (Loveland) - In honor of the leap year, Big Beaver will be doing a BUY 1 GET 1 GROWLER FILL special! Come in and get your Big Beaver growler filled, and receive a card for a free growler fill to use at a later date. If you have 2 Big Beaver growlers, you can get your free one today. You must already have a Big Beaver growler in order to receive the deal. They're open 2-8pm.

Asher Brewing (Boulder) - Asher fans! Check out some new places that they're on tap! The Corner Bar and The Kitchen [Next Door] in Boulder, Smokin' Daves BBQ in Lyons and Estes, Choice City and Tap & Handle in Fort Collins. Check out these awesome restaurants and grab some organic Asher pints while you're there!

Taps Sports Bar (Fort Collins) - You are invited! Taps celebrates 1 year in business this week. March 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Enjoy Beer, Shot, and Food specials each day, All day. And be sure to stop in between 7 and 8pm every night for our random gift card giveaways to each tab. $5, $15 or $30! Get them while they last!

Funkwerks (Fort Collins) - Happy Leap Day!! Funkwerks is adding a kick to their specialty kegs today by infusing them with peppers. Swing by the taproom to try out the Green Chile Saison or the Habanero Saison. Some like it hot!

Great Divide Brewing (Denver) - Happy Leap Day - leap back into time with these special brews on tap today only at Great Divide's taproom: 2007 Yeti, 2010 Yeti and 2009 Oak Aged Yeti. Yum! #freeyetihugs

Phantom Canyon (Colorado Springs) - From Phantom Canyon's Methuselah Rookie Card will be available for at-home consumption very soon. This is a sour red ale with cherries, aged in French oak barrels for two years. The name Methuselah Rookie Card comes from a Simpson's episode. The beer is bottled and ready to go and tastes great! There's only 100 bottles of this so you'll need to act fast. 750ml bottles, $20/bottle (+tax), and a limit of three bottles per customer. Released March 10th at Noon at the brewery!

Looking for some music to go along with your beer? Check the daily Brewery Music Listings and see who's playing at your favorite brewery or beer bar in Colorado.

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