Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Colorado Beer News 040312

Colorado Beer NewsToday is World Party Day. It's a synchronized global mass celebration of a better world and the active creation of desirable reality. Let's break out some good craft beer! Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012.

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Pikes Peak Brewing (Monument) - Their recent newsletter listed a few upcoming events. On Tuesday, April 17th, Pikes Peak will be hosting a Brewer's Dinner from 6pm to 8pm. Then on Wednesday, April 18th, put on your running shoes and participate in their PPBC Run Club and start getting in shape for summer. Runs start at 5:45pm for a 5k loop and afterwards head inside the brewery for a beer and pasta combo for just $6. Also, on Tuesday, April 24th they will deliver a special firkin of beer over to Old Chicago's West location.

Twisted Pine Brewing (Boulder) - Celebrate Earth Day with Twisted Pine! Join Twisted Pine on April 22nd as they give away a free pine tree sapling to every customer. The Ale House will be tapping Earth Day IPA, a special India Pale Ale brewed with Galena Hops and weighing in at 7% abv. Twisted Pine believes in reforestation and sustainability; trees help reduce carbon emissions and support sustainability. Help grow a greener Twisted planet! Saplings are available one per customer while trees lasts.

Odell Brewing (Fort Collins) - Odell wants YOU to pick their Pilot Brew for their upcoming Small Batch Festival set for Saturday, May 26th from 3pm to 7pm. Head to their brewery blog page and vote for your favorite brew. You can choose from: Addil-Weissen, The Deal Breaker, Green Chili Ale, or Tiger Blood Session IPA. Details and descriptions of these beers are available on their site.

The Mayor of Old Town (Fort Collins) - Mark your calendars for Friday, April 6th. It's the date that the new outdoor patio will open at The Mayor of Old Town. Due to the patio opening this week, the Wednesday night comedy nights will be put on hold until the Fall. The Mayor thanks everyone for participating in their Wednesday night events during this past season and will be back with more when the leaves turn. Also, the Beer Bettys (Ladies Beer Club) will meet tonight at 6:00pm!

New Belgium (Fort Collins) - Their Shift Pale Lager hit the store shelves yesterday. Here's a 37 second video highlighting the fun behind this beer.

Great Divide Brewing (Denver) - Baseball season is almost upon us! Great Divide loves being from the Ballpark Neighborhood and they’d like to invite you to join them for Opening Day. Next Monday, April 9th, Great Divide will be opening early at noon and pouring crowd-favorite Rockies Real Ale, in addition to our 15 other handles of delicious craft beer. See you there!

Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery (Boulder) - It's T-Shirt Tuesday at Mountain Sun on Pearl Street! Buy a Mountain Sun shirt and get a Free Pint. Wear a Mountain Sun shirt and get Happy Hour all day long!

Molson Coors Brewing Company (Denver) - The big beer company today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with StarBev L.P. to acquire StarBev for €2.65 billion ($3.54 billion). Headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Prague, Czech Republic, StarBev operates nine breweries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and generated 2011 sales of approximately €0.7 billion ($1.0 billion) and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of €241 million ($322 million).1 Molson Coors expects the transaction to be accretive to earnings in the first full year of operations and to generate approximately $50 million of pre-tax operational synergies by 2015, primarily through production efficiencies, procurement, systems and related areas. (Why do announcements from the big beer companies sound more like a bank statement than news we beer drinkers can understand?)

Session Beer Day (April 7th) - Don't forget - beer drinkers are encouraged to help celebrate Session Beer Day (#SessionBeerDay) this Saturday, April 7th. To participate, drink a craft beer lower than 4.5% ABV that day and see why lower alcohol craft beers are still packed with flavor and are worthy of a session.

Avery Brewing (Boulder) - If you have any intention of going to the Avery Brewing's Boulder SourFest this year (Saturday, June 2nd, 2012) then know this - tickets go on sale on Friday, April 27th at 9:00am Mountain time via Ticket Alternative (www.ticketalternative.com). All ticket sales will be online only and last year they sold out in about 20 minutes. Yup, just 20 minutes! So set your alarms for 9:00am and get clicking on April 27th. Tickets cost $45 (plus associated fees).

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - Need an idea for your next beer to try? How about one of these: Agave Blonde, Liquid Resume APle Ale, Belgian IPA or Parietal Porter. All of these are now on tap at Dad & Dude's. Coming up next: Peppercorn Red, Agave Brown, Buzzed Weasel Coffee Stout, The Sauce IPA, and Frosty Lad English Pale.

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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