Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Colorado Beer News 031312

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Agriculture Day. For beer drinkers, it's a day to remember that we wouldn't have beer if it weren't for agriculture. We depend on farmers for our barley, wheat, spices and other grown ingredients that we use to make beer. Cheers to Agriculture! Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, March 13th, 2012.

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Lone Tree Brewing Company (Lone Tree) - Stop by the Tasting Room tomorrow, Wednesday, March 14 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. for the tapping of their newest Brewer's Series offering, Marienplatz Pilsner. The beer pays homage to the central square of Munich and is brewed in the traditional German style. Join head brewer Jason Wiedmaier throughout the event for a discussion of this lager-style beer, first brewed in Bohemia and now brewed throughout the world with Noble hops to add a spicy note.

Rock Bottom Brewery (Park Meadows) - Today, Jason Wiedmaier from Lone Tree Brewing and Rock Bottom's Head Brewer Phil Phifer will be discussing some side by side beer comparisons. The brewers will be pouring samples of styles they brew and will discuss similarities and differences between them. Event starts at 5:30 and goes 'til the beer runs out!

C.B. & Potts (Colorado-wide) - Ready for some basketball, burgers and beer? Great! Fill out the bracket from their Facebook page, print it off and bring it into your local C.B. & Potts by first tip-off on Thursday, 3/15. 1st place gets a $100 gift card!

Mountain Sun (Boulder) - Today is T-Shirt Tuesday at Mountain Sun on Pearl Street! Buy a Mountain Sun Shirt and get a free Mountain Sun Ale, and/or wear a Mountain Sun Shirt and get happy hour prices all day long!

Colorado Craft Beer Show (AM 760 Denver) - A Very Cool St. Paddy's Day Edition of The Colorado Craft Beer Show this Saturday at Noon on AM 760 (Denver)! Andy "Rudeboy" Ehrnmann from Ska Brewing and Gardiner Hammond from Alpine Dog Brewery will be in studio. Alpine Dog is in the upstart phases for a Denver brewery and they need your help! And on Saturday March 24th come join in at Arvada Beer Company for a live road show. It's their new meeting place once a month! If you can't listen live, be sure to catch the recorded podcasts later in the week at coloradocraftbeershow.com.

Crooked Stave (Denver) - A newsletter went out to those who paid for their Cellar Reserve membership stating that Crooked Stave was finally ready to announce the first release of this year! Their Blackberry Petite Sour has been bottled and is currently conditioning. For the first release they will be distributing the allocations of Blackberry Petite Sour, the dual bottle totes and the member shirts. They have decided to do two event releases. The first will be on Saturday March 24th in Denver at Falling Rock Taphouse (located at 1919 Blake St. Denver, CO. 80202) from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. and the second will be the next day on Sunday March 25th in Boulder at Cured (located at 1825 Pearl St. Boulder, CO. 80302) from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Members or Trustees need to bring an ID and their membership cards to collect their beer. Members: see your newsletter for more details.

Phantom Canyon Brewing (Colorado Springs) - NEW beer on tap! Phoebus Pale Ale is an American-style pale ale that highlights two newer varieties of hops: Summit and Apollo. Golden in color with a hoppy and malty aroma, clean light maltiness and subtle fruit-like flavor undertones. Lingering pleasant bitterness. 5.9% ABV 55 IBU. Stop in and try one.

Another Pint (Gleneagle) - Friday March 30th at 7pm is another in a series of Meet The Brewer nights at Another Pint. This month it'll be Doug Odell of Odell Brewing. They'll have a couple classic Odell beers like the IPA, Myrcenary, and their first beer, back in 1989, 90 Shilling. They'll also have Footloose Golden Sour and Shenanigans, a couple beers you perhaps haven't had before. You won't want to miss this event! Located at: 13860 Gleneagle Drive in Gleneagle, CO.

Twisted Pine (Boulder) - There were some new beer labels recently approved by the TTB for Twisted Pine. The first is for Big DIPA, a double IPA and is part of their Single Hop Series. This will be available in 750ml bottles. The second label is for an upcoming Artisan Ale series beer. This one is called Black Swan, a black saison and features artwork from Phil Lewis on the label and comes in a 750ml bottle. Look for these beers in the coming weeks and months. (Images from Twisted Pine)

Crazy Mountain Cara de Luna AleCrazy Mountain (Edwards) - Another new brew is coming from Crazy Mountain. A new label was approved recently for their "Cara de Luna Ale". It's described as: "This mutt of an ale is truly unique. We take German hops, Belgian malt, and American yeast to make this Black German style Pale Ale. A light mouth feel lends itself to a soft maltiness and a distinctive smooth hop character. Leaving convention behind, this brew paves its own path". This brew will be available in 22oz bomber bottles.

Wynkoop Brewing (Denver) - A pint for a pint! Can YOU spare a pint? March 22, 9AM - 1PM, the Children's Hospital Bloodmobile will be outside Wynkoop Brewing for their first blood drive. Donate a pint of blood and get a coupon for a pint of Wynkoop beer. "Please trade pints with us" says Wynkoop. Advance sign up is required by emailing christine@wynkoop.com or calling 303-297-9999.

Dry Dock Brewing (Aurora) - Celebrate St. Patty's Day at Dry Dock... March 16th and 17th! They'll have Irish Red Ale and Irish Dry Stout on tap in honor of St. Patrick's day this year! Come by and help them celebrate on Friday the 16th or Saturday the 17th (or both days). They'll also have Denver's premier traditional Irish pipe band, Michael Collins Pipes & Drums playing on Friday at around 6pm.

Tommyknocker Brewery (Idaho Springs) - Come to the Pints & Powder Party on Thursday, March 15th from 7pm to 10pm at the brewery. They will be giving away a pair of Icelantic TKB skis live at the party. Other prizes include: Icelantic hats, gloves & accessories, and Tommyknocker beer and merchandise. Must be 21+ with valid ID to win.

Funkwerks (Fort Collins) - A favorite has come back and is now on tap at Funkwerks - Dark Prophet - a whiskey barrel aged dark saison ale. Stop in and try it again! (or for the first time).

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - Free Caricatures drawn tonight at Dad & Dude's from 6pm to close. Sketched by none other than the Breweria's own Robby. Cheers!

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