Thursday, April 12, 2012

Colorado Beer News 041212

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Walk on Your Wild Side Day. This is your chance to go out and do something today that nobody expect you to do. Surprise someone and be unpredictable. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, April 12th, 2012.

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The Pub Dialogues (Denver) - Save the Date! On Sunday, April 29th from 4pm to 7pm at the Vine Street Pub & Brewery in the Annex (Harry's) room, there will be another session of The Pub Dialogues. This month's topic is: Green v. Green - environmental benefits vs business costs. You're welcome to participate in the discussion while sipping on your favorite beer. The Pub Dialogues is a somewhat-monthly public engagement series that brings people out of the chat rooms and into neighborhood pubs to discuss fact-to-face various and important topics. Participants are seated at tables in small groups. Each group is provided a facilitator from OvalOptions to keep discussions civil, open, engaging and progressive, as well as to capture main points, issues, concerns and ideas. For more info, visit:

Pateros Creek Brewing (Fort Collins) - It's Thursday and that means it's time for another round of their Outlaw Contest. Today's Outlaw tap (#8) is Georgia on My Mind - a peach cobbler K├Âlsch by Pam. You really have to try it to believe it. It's cobbler in a glass! It taps at noon and there until you kick the keg. Time to beat is 5:04pm.

Beer vs Wine Lunch (Denver) - This Saturday, April 14th at 2pm, the guys from the Colorado Craft Beer Show and also the Wine Guys Radio on AM760 will be working with Row 14 Bistro & Wine Bar to host a Beer vs Wine Lunch. $35.00 gets you 4 courses each paired with a beer and wine. Your votes will decide the champion for each course. They are featuring wines paired by Master Sommelier Doug Krenick and beers paired by Certified Cicerone Ryan Conklin. The theme is Naked VS Wood. Wines that have not been aged in wood and beers that have been barrel aged. Colorado Craft Beer Show's The Gubna and Turk will represent the beer side as well! Keith and William from Wine Guys Radio will be pimpin for wine! So join ROW 14, Wine Guys Radio and us at 2:30 pm on April 14th. Call Row 14 for tickets at 303-825-0100. Row 14 is located at: 891 14th Street at Champa in Denver.

Vine Street Pub & Brewery (Denver) - Want to get a "FREE" pint of beer at Vine Street? They are selling tickets for the JJ Grey & Mofro with Toots and the Maytals show at the Fillmore. Save $10 in service and get a FREE PINT when you buy your ticket. They only have 25!

Mountain Sun (Boulder) - Speaking of free pints: Mountain Sun on Pearl Street has tickets for the Boulder Theater Travelin McCourys featuring Keller Williams! No Service FEE and a FREE Pint when you buy a ticket! Supplies limited. Tix available at Mountain Sun on Pearl.

Elevation Beer Company (Poncha Springs) - Tomorrow, Friday April 13th, will be Elevation's first firkin event at the Boathouse Cantina in Salida, CO. Stop by the Boathouse from 4pm to close to taste an exciting firkin tapping from Elevation Beer Company and sample some of their inaugural beers including Mount Blanca (Belgian Saison), First Cast (IPA), and their Imperial Saison. There will also be some giveaways for some lucky participants. The Boathosue Cantina is located at: 228 North F Street in Salida, CO.

Twisted Pine Brewing (Boulder) - Stop by the brewery today as they are donating $1 from every pint sold to CU EducAid! This event will run from open to close, so come out for lunch, happy hour, or dinner and help them support this great cause!

Renegade Brewing Company (Denver) - Have you attended a Dabble class before? Dabble is a community marketplace for people to discover, teach & host unique and affordable one-time classes. Renegade Brewing's owner and head brewer Brian O'Connell is planning a class at the brewery on Monday, April 16th from 7pm to 8pm called: Beer Appreciation 101 and you're invited to join in. The class costs $25 to participate. Sign up at Dabble online here.

Beer Bloggers Conference (#BBC12 on Twitter) - Beer bloggers - tonight on Twitter at 7pm Mountain time (9pm Eastern) two bloggers from The Beer Babe and A Strong Fuggly Brew will lead the chat on Working with Local Breweries for Sponsorship. Use hashtag #BBC12 and join in the discussion. Details on the Beer Bloggers Conference website.

West End Tavern (Boulder) - It's Back! The Boulder Brew Bus is back in action this Sunday, April 15th. Be part of the inaugural voyage this year. Great food, great BEER, and a ride! Now leaving every Sunday from the West End Tavern at 5:30pm. Cost $45/pp - includes a west end box lnch to enjoy between stops and a coupon for a west end appetizers for your next visit. Stops at Avery Brewing, Asher Brewing and Upslope Brewing. Call (303) 444.3535 to make your reservations.

Kevin Baity Kraft Beer (Colorado Springs) - Word from Facebook revealed that in addition to their great craft beer, they will soon be offering up fresh rootbeer and ciders at their taproom. Watch for these and other great beers to be available soon. Located at: 3668 E. Bijou Street in the Springs.

Phantom Canyon Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Just released! Hammer of the Witches Roasted Rye Lager. This dark roasted rye give this lager beer a deep brown color, roasted, coffee like aromas and flavor. Subtle rye flavor mingles with noble German hops for a balanced, crisp and different lager. It weighs in at 6.0% ABV and has 37 IBUs.

This Weekends Beer Events - details in the April Beer Festival Calendar:
- Beer & Cheese Pairing - Copper Kettle Brewing - Denver - April 12th 7pm
- The Taste of Loveland - Embassy Suites - Loveland - April 12th 6pm-9pm
- Access Fund Spring Fling - Avery Brewing - April 12th - 4:30pm - Fundraiser with beer.
- Fort Collins Music eXperiment (FoCoMX) - April 13-14th - Music festival including 300+ bands at 30+ venues including several breweries and beer bars.
- Breckenridge Beer Festival - April 14th - Main Street Station - Breckenridge
- Saison & Farmhouse Ale Festival - Trinity Brewing - Colorado Springs - April 14th
- Upslope Beer Dinner - Upslope Brewing Company - Boulder - April 15th
- Echo Brewing Company Grand Opening - April 14th 2pm - Frederick, CO.

Strange Brewing Company (Denver) - Feel like a steak and a brew? Tonight at the brewery it's "Buck An Ounce Steak Night". It all starts at 4pm. Come hungry (& thirsty).

New Brewery Shuttle Service (Fort Collins) - News from the Northern Colorado Business Report today: "Old Town, brewery shuttle starts Friday. A new shuttle service will take riders between Old Town and Fort Collins breweries on weekends. The service, called Hops & Shops, will loop between Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing, Equinox Brewing, Black Bottle Brewery, Pateros Creek Brewing Co. and New Belgium Brewing, Odell Brewing Co., Fort Collins Brewery and Funkwerks. SuperShuttle will offer the service from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The shuttle is free this weekend, but costs $10 for adults and $5 for children under 15 after this weekend. It will run from Town Pump at the top of hour and half past the hour, but won't be timed with breweries' tour schedules. Starting May 4, the shuttle will add pickup and drop off at a few hotels."

Walnut Brewery (Boulder) - According to their Facebook page today: "Who is ready for some FREE BEER?!?! Our brewer will be tapping his Daylight Rye PA! Dry and crisp with a pronounced citrus hop flavor. Stop on in between 6pm-6:30pm for your FREE PINT TONIGHT!" - So you might want to check first before heading down to see if the special is still a GO or not. Thanks to a tip from a reader (Kevin O) on this.

Ska Brewing (Durango) - It's Chili Night at Ska. Live music tonight by the Porchlights. Get $3 pints and complimentary chili from 5-7pm.

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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