Friday, March 16, 2012

Colorado Beer News 031612

Colorado Beer NewsToday is St. Urho's Day - the Finnish Saint of the Grasshopper. Supposedly, the Irish say that the Finnish made up St. Urho to get a day's head start on the green beer in town. Although some celebrations have purple beer. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, March 16th, 2012.

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City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Their first brew hit the kettles yesterday and it wasn't without their fair share of hurdles, but the beer made its way into the fermenter unscathed... it overshot the original gravity a bit: Cowboy's "Double" Golden Ale! Look for them to tap this one and others for their grand opening in early May.

Ska Brewing (Durango) - There will be some St. Patrick's Day shenanigans going on this Saturday from 4-6pm at Ska Brewing! Live Celtic music by Mad Haggis, complimentary corned beef and cabbage and lots O' tasty Ska beers to be had! Stop in this weekend!

Glenwood Canyon Brewing (Glenwood Springs) - Don't forget to stop by the Brew Pub today for their "Sweet 16" Birthday! They'll be offering up $16 specials and delicious dessert from Cakes and Cuffs. They will be releasing their special Shoshone Stout today as well! Plus specials on Irish Carbombs.

Rifle Brewing Company (Rifle) - 'St. Christos' Irish Red Ale is on tap today just in time for St. Patrick's day tomorrow. St. Christos is the patron saint of "Hanging Large Sheets of Fabric Over Colorado", including there in Rifle. Soon he will be performing another "miracle" on the Arkansas River. For the weekend though he is turning water into beer at Sammy's on Park Avenue, so stop in for a pint of the "miraculous" beverage.

Trinity Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Farmhouse Nocturnum Release Party! Today at 5pm. This brew is a member of the new family of strong Belgian ales known as “Super Saisons.” The name Nocturnum is inspired by the intimidating jet black color of the beer. Spiced with a blend of sarsaparilla, sassafras, rosemary, coriander, hibiscus and cumin for a perfect balance of spiciness, sweetness, and acidity. 12.5% ABV!

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Attached to the brewery at Gravity 1020, they will be hosting a Sausage and Beer dinner with Il Mondo Vecchio on Tuesday, March 20th at 6pm. See a demo on making sausages and how to pair sausages with beer. The cost is $45 per person including tax & tip. RSVP to attend at (970) 682-2260. Located at: 1020 E. Lincoln Ave in FoCo.

River North Brewery (Denver) will be celebrating Denver’s 50th St. Patty’s Day Parade tomorrow (Saturday)! They’re right on the parade route along Blake Street. The taproom doors will open at 8am, so stop in for a pint before the parade starts at 10am. The Crock Spot food truck will be right outside serving up some delicious food all day, too!

Clockwork Brewing (Aurora) is about to sign the lease and start the build-out. Clockwork will be serving the great city of Denver very soon! They're not going to reveal the location quite yet, but let's just say that if you live or work somewhere on Arapahoe Road then everyone might be jealous of you. Also, The Clockwork Founder's Club is now officially taking members! Get in now as these 100 coveted spots will quickly disappear. 28 spots are filled, 72 spots open.

Bristol Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Pre St. Patty's Day Sale at the Brewery? You heard right! They have 72 cases of Dock Sale Beer available today starting at 5:00 PM! Come in and stock up for your own St. Patty's Day celebration! Cases are going for $20.00 and there is not a limit! Also, there were two new label approvals for Bristol recently, one for their B Dubbel and B Tripel Belgian-style beers. Check out the labels below and stay tuned for release info.
Bristol B Dubbel Bristol B Tripel

Pateros Creek Brewing (Fort Collins) - Tomorrow is gonna be a beautiful day. PCBC will be open early at 10am and will have some green beer for you to try and the Cupcake Cruiser will be there from 5-8. AND Shaefer Welch will be playing some jams for you while you scarf cupcakes and drink some beer starting at 5pm. It's gonna be fun and they would love to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with all of you.

Copper Kettle Brewing (Denver) - Dry Irish Stout (on Nitro) Release Party tonight from 3 PM-10 PM!! Irish Stew Naan Wrap and Fried Beer Batter Cod starting @ 5 PM with some other goodies from Manna from Heaven. Listen to Indigent Row out with some crazy fun Celtic fusion music @ 7 PM. See ya then! They also have the Best Bitter firkin back on the hand pump.

Lone Tree Brewing (Lone Tree) - Get your green on tomorrow! They'll be tapping their Acres O' Green Irish Red at 11am and will have Ted Laughry playing an acoustic mix of blues, rock and your favorite Irish tunes!

Palisade Brewing Company (Palisade) - Hey hop heads! Palisade Brewing was making up a batch of Scarlett IPA today. It'll have over 70 IBUs and has El Dorado and Chinook hops by the bucket load stuffed in it. Look for this to be released in a few weeks.

Boulder Beer Business TimeBoulder Beer Company (Boulder) - Last year the brewers came up with a Dark English Mild Ale that they sold in their Pub, and they thought it was so good they sent it to the judges at the Great American Beer Festival for their opinion. Well, they agreed, and awarded the beer a Gold Medal. Dark and malty, yet eminently drinkable at under 4% ABV, Mike & Chris, who came up with the recipe, thought it would be a great beer to drink with lunch and not feel like you needed a nap in the afternoon. Hence, they called it Business Time. Of course, their Marketing guys couldn't leave well enough alone, and went right to The Flight of The Concords for inspiration. "When you're down to your socks, you know what time it is...Business Time." - They're bringing Business Time back on draft this April at their Pub in Boulder and also exclusively at "The Winking Lizard" restaurants in Ohio.

San Luis Valley Brewing (Alamosa) - ST. PATRICK'S DAY at the BREWERY - They will celebrate this Saturday with $3.50 Pints of Guinness, $5.00 Irish Carbombs, Irish Mixed Drinks Specials and a tasty lunch and dinner special fit for St. Patrick. The GREEN BEER will flow, and CELTIC CROSS will electrify the night (8:30-close) with plenty of tunes to dance a jig to.

American Craft Beer Radio (102.3FM Denver) - Coming up tomorrow on ACBR - Gary V will be live at the Blake Street Tavern at 23rd and Blake. Guests will include Ashleigh Carter brewer at Dry Dock Brewing Company, Tina Pachorek Owner of The Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Cafe, Kim Jordan Owner of New Belgium Brewing, and a special call in from the Beer Chicks, Hallie and Christina in Santa Monica, CA. These two are also the authors of The Naked Pint. It all starts Saturday at noon on 102.3 ESPN.

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