Monday, April 2, 2012

Colorado Beer News 040212

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. No wonder people feel like putting on a Banana costume, dancing and singing "Peanut Butter Jelly Time... Peanut Butter Jelly Time...". Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, April 2nd, 2012.

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Breckenridge Brewery Ballpark Pub (Denver) - The extensive renovations are about done but the final inspections won't be completed until later today. So their re-opening won't happen until Tuesday, April 3rd (if all goes well). Get ready for a lot more variety of beers on tap and a whole new look in LoDo. Just in time for baseball season!

The Fort Collins Brewery (Fort Collins) - In 2011, C.B. & Potts, CooperSmith's, Crooked Stave, Equinox Brewing, Fort Collins Brewery, Funkwerks, New Belgium Brewing Co., Odell Brewing Co. and Pateros Creek all converged in Old Town to brew the limited-edition commemorative beer “Collusion Ale.” The beer was brewed at CooperSmith's and Equinox's facilities. On April 9 the brewers will again unite, this time at Fort Collins Brewery, to brew another collaborative beer in honor of American Craft Beer Week, May 14-20. Stop by that day and watch them work their magic. (Re: The Coloradoan)

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - With the arrival of April, Grimm Brothers now has new business hours. They are now open from 1pm to 8pm Monday - Thursday. And from 1pm to 9pm on Fridays. From noon to 9pm on Saturdays and from 1pm to 7pm on Sundays. Recently, the Denver Post did an article on them and created a nice video about the brewery. Also - Grimm Brothers will soon begin offering a selection of Mouco Cheeses and Nita Crisp crackers at the brewery for you to nibble on.

Bonfire Brewing (Eagle) - Join Bonfire Brewing tonight (Monday) night at Dish Restaurant in Edwards for a Firestarter release party. $3 pints from 6:30-8:30, and the Bonfire gang will be on hand talking beer and throwing swag around. Dish is located at 56 Edwards, Village Blvd. in Edwards, CO.

Copper Kettle Brewing (Denver) - Great News for Mondays! The Harvest Food truck will be outside Copper Kettle every Monday from 5-9!! No trivia tonight due to the big basketball game, but food will be outside!

Hops and Berries (Fort Collins) - Their homebrew store will be closed this Thursday, April 5th, until 2:00pm to get their new multi-store point of sale system set up. If all goes well, their new south FoCo store will have its grand opening around the 12th, 13th, or 14th!

New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins) - Today's the day! Their new Shift Pale Lager officially hits the store shelves in 16oz cans. Enjoy one of these after your shift is through today!

Wynkoop Brewing (Denver) - One of the best April Fool's videos to ever come out of a brewery - Wynkoop put out a video showcasing their "Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout". It's a video that's got ballz - literally. And no, it's not actually available, but this video might just convince you that it did if for only one day.

Revolution Brewing (Paonia) - In honor of getting to 1000 Likes on Facebook, Revolution Brewing will be offering up Happy Hour prices all day on Tuesday this week. Stop in at 325 Grand Avenue in Paonia for a brew!

Elevation Beer Company (Poncha Springs) - The word from stated that Elevation Beer Company will be pouring their beers at the upcoming Saison Festival at Trinity Brewing on Saturday, April 14th and will mark the first time their beer will be available to the public. Elevation will be bringing some of their Mount Blanca, a Colorado Saison as well as a barrel aged farmhouse called Signal de Botrange. Be one of the 100 people to buy a ticket to this festival if you want one of the first public tastes from this new brewery.

Big Beaver's Running of the WeinersBig Beaver Brewing (Loveland) - RUNNING OF THE WIENERS! Big Beaver Brewing is hosting a wiener dog race to benefit the Fort Collins Cat Rescue and Spay/Neuter Clinic on May 12th. There will be awesome PRIZES and admission and participation is FREE! Stop into the brewery to fill out a registration form or visit their website to download it.

FoCoMX 2012 (Music Celebration) - The 4th annual Fort Collins Music eXperiment is almost here and will be playing at dozens of venues in Fort Collins on April 13th and 14th including several breweries and local beer bars. Visit for all of the 300+ bands and 30+ venues. For brewery and beer bar FOCOMX listings check out our Brewery Music listings page on this blog.

Avery Brewing (Boulder) - Uncle Jacob's Stout Release Party is Saturday, April 7th. Jacob Spears, their 6th Great Grand Uncle, is credited as the first distiller to label his whiskey "Bourbon." He built his distillery in Bourbon County Kentucky in 1790 - 203 years before Avery began brewing. While obviously a bit too late to produce Uncle Jacob's wash, they've instead created something far more complex. In his honor, Avery presents a 17.42% ABV robust, silky smooth, full-bodied and altogether extremely American rendition of an Imperial Stout aged for 6 months in the very finest Bourbon barrels. This explains a lot about their penchant for big brews. It's in their blood. Avery will christen Uncle Jacob's return on April 7th, 2012, at the Avery Tap Room, celebrating with grub, banjo picking, and a very fine draft selection of their finest creations, such as Eremita III, Bourbon Barrel Tweak, and Rumpkin! Uncle Jacob's Stout bottles are 12oz. and will be sold as singles at $10 each. You can snare up to 12 bottles, and availability can only be guaranteed at the Avery Tap Room during this special congregation. Sales will begin at 5pm.

Renegade Brewing Company (Denver) - due to the upcoming Easter holiday, Renegade Brewing will be closed this Sunday April 8th to give their employees time to be with family and to hunt Easter eggs.

Twisted Pine Brewing (Boulder) - This coming Saturday at Noon, Twisted Pine is kicking off their April Artisan Ale "West Bound Braggot". The artist Lael Har will be at the Ale House 4-8pm displaying current artwork! Share this event on your Facebook page for a chance to win a $20 Gift Card to the Ale House! The Artisan Ale is $14.99 a bottle. Drawing will be April 7th at 10am. Located at: 3201 Walnut Street, Suite A in Boulder, CO.

Black Shirt Brewing (Denver) - For the next week, BSB will have hop rhizomes for sale from their good friend Andrew Voss. They'll have Chinook, Cascade, Nugget, and Willamette varieties available. They are $3/ea. Want to grow hops in your back yard? Here is your chance. Get details on their Facebook page. Stop by the brewery location at: 3719 Walnut Street in Denver, CO and ask for Branden.

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