Thursday, April 19, 2012

Colorado Beer News 041912

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Hanging Out Day and also High Five Day. So why not hang out at your favorite tap room or brewery and give the staff there a high five for all the great work they do! Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, April 19th, 2012.

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Equinox Brewing (Fort Collins) - It's another firkin day at Equinox! At noon they'll be tapping a firkin of Universal Porter, conditioned with organic, fair trade cocoa. Come get some!

Patrick's Irish Pub (Greeley) - Here's the deal of the day: This local legend was given temporary leave to make room for the Stone takeover and now to celebrate its return, the THURSDAY 1/2 PRICED special is Grimm Brothers Master Thief. Come get it all day for only $1.75!! This English porter turned German by substituting Bavarian ingredients for the Eng counterparts; if you haven't tried it you should, if you have - then we know you're excited to get this value on such a deserving local brew. Grimm Bros of Loveland. Patrick's is located at 909 8th Avenue in Greeley.

Crazy Mountain Brewing (Edwards) - The power of the hop flower influences web design. Crazy Mountain is proud to announce the launch of their brand new website, created by the team at Hill Aevium Advertising! Check it out at www.CrazyMountainBrewery.com. Petals from the hop become links within the site. What do you all think?!?

Vine Street Pub & Brewery (Denver) - Now able to brew it's own beer, Vine Street is quickly becoming the "workhorse brewery" of the Mountain Sun chain. With over 3,500 square feet of brewing space, Vine Street will now take over brewing most of the staple beers for the 3 locations. And now, the Boulder locations can focus on specialty beers. Read all about it in a new Boulder Daily Camera article.

Copper Kettle Brewing (Denver) - Today marks Day 1 of their 4-day celebration of their 1st Anniversary. There will be 4 new beers released, four food trucks and four different bands playing music over these 4 days. (No cover charge!) - Today, they release their Belgian Golden Strong ale. Lizzie Huffman will be playing and the Doimoi Dumplings truck will be on hand. Start your weekend early!

Pateros Creek Brewing (Fort Collins) - If it's Thursday, it must be time for another Outlaw Contest Tapping! This week Tim has come up with a brew with a bit of Mexican flare - it's the Camp Collins Elixir - a margarita beer that was aged with tequila soaked wood chips with a touch of lime. It taps at noon. You know you want one! How fast can they kill the keg this week?

Breckenridge Brewery (Denver) - Press Release April 19, 2012 - Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado added four more 300-barrel fermenters last week, bringing it's total capacity to 75,000 barrels. This expansion follows the addition of two 300-barrel tanks and a 200-barrel Brite tank in January. With a new kegging line to come this summer, the brewery expects record growth this year as the craft beer industry continues to boom. Breckenridge Brewery produced 41,000 barrels out of its Denver brewery last year, posting growth of 30% over 2010. The improvements to the brewery this year bring with them ten new positions in sales and production. The brewery now distributes into 33 states. Half of the new positions are in sales, to maintain the brewery's organic growth in Colorado and its traditional markets while also supporting its 2011 expansion into the northeast.

Backcountry Brewery (Frisco) - Since the Rockies won yesterday AND scored 7 or more runs, that means $1.50 pints and $2.50 seasonals ALL DAY TODAY! (excluding their Double IPA) - Head to the hills and get your pint.

Avery Brewing (Boulder) - Tonight from 6:00pm to 8:30pm it's "Belgian Beers: A Guided Tasting with the Ladies of Avery". Join in for an exploration of the amazing variety of flavors that can be present in Belgian beers! Learn to identify the unique aromas and flavors Belgian yeasts produce, most notably fruity esters and spicy phenols. Whether it's our White Rascal Belgian Wheat, Karma Belgian Pale Ale, Salvation Belgian Golden, Reverend Belgian Quadrupel, The Beast Belgian Strong Ale, or the other special treats we have in store for you, they guarantee you'll find a Belgian beer you love! As always, Sisterhood events are open to all genders -- to attend, you just have to want more women to get more into beer! Tickets are $15 and dinner will be available for purchase. A limited number of spots are available, so call Avery now at 303-440-4324 or stop by the Avery Tap Room to buy your ticket!

Kevin Baity Kraft Beer (Colorado Springs) - Come celebrate Earth Day at KBKB and taste their new Earth Day Amber. It'll be released on Friday 4/20 at 4:20pm and will be pouring through 10pm. They'll also have a fresh batch of their Belgian Abbey on tap too. Don't forget to bring your growlers! Located at: 3668 E. Bijou Street.

Glenwood Canyon BrewPub (Glenwood Springs) - Come on in and get a half pound burger with choice of side and an Imperial pint of your favorite beer. Just $9.00 on Burger and Beer Thursday's at The Brewpub. Come on - what's a little drive up I-70 anyway?

Gunnison Brewery (Gunnison) - Headed to sunny Gunny? Sorry, but the brewery will be closed tonight til 6:30 pm for a private Great Divide tasting. People have already spied an Oak Aged Chocolate Yeti chillin. For those who didn't get tickets for the tasting, no worries. They will have the Yeti on tap til the kegs are cashed.

Rackhouse Pub (Denver) - If you missed it last night like I did (dang it) fear not! Sour Hour will continue every Wednesday through May 23rd from 4pm to 6pm at Rackhouse Pub. The Rackhouse will have a special tapping of Avery Brewing Company beer from 4-6pm each week. On April 25th it'll be Uncle Jacob's Stout! Anyone in attendance can enter to win a pair of tickets each to Avery Brewing Co.’s 2012 Boulder SourFest on Saturday, June 2nd (12 total tickets to win!)*. Transportation will be provided to & from the festival from the Rackhouse Pub. June at the Rackhouse is Sour Month! Visit their website for details on their celebration of the pucker. *Winners drawn at random each week. Must be present to fill out entry form. Winners will be notified via email. A total of 12 tickets will be given away over 6 weeks.

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - Opening Weekend Festivities announced! Grand Opening Weekend Celebration May 4th, 5th and 6th! Hours: Friday - 4pm to 10pm. $1 off pints 4pm to 6pm. Food available from the OB Bonewagon! Saturday - 11am to 10pm: BBQ Day: Free food from 11am to 4pm (or until the food runs out). Bouncy Castle for the kids from 11am to 4pm. Get $1 off pints from 4pm to 6pm. Sunday - 2pm to 10pm: Rockies Sunday: Bring your ticket stub in for a Free Pint after the game. Growler Happy Hour! $1 off refills and $2 off Freshies 4pm to 6pm. Don't miss the opening of Colorado's newest brewery.

Hops Grill and Brewery (Littleton) - Ever tried a beer from Hops Brewery? Here's your chance to take a few home with you. They are now offering 22oz bomber bottles of their Red ale for sale.

Royal Hilltop (Aurora) - Join in tonight at 7:30PM as they celebrate National High Five Day w/Odell's 5 Barrel Pale Ale. Learn more about the ale from the Odell Rep plus buy a pint and keep the glass while supplies last.

Trinity Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Look for this new brew to hit shelves in the near future. Label approval was just received for Trinity's Oh Face - Saison Provisional - an ancient ale brewed with Brettanomyces, spelt, oats, rye & wheat, pumpkin, lavender & spices. Now that's a mouthful! Apparently, this is barrel aged as well.

Great Divide Brewing (Denver) - Are you in the Lafayette, CO area? If so, there's a beer tasting going on Friday, April 20th from 4:30pm to 7:00pm at Atlas Valley Wine and Spirits in Layfayette. Located on the corner of Arapahoe and 95th. Taste a variety of Great Divide brews and take some home with you.

New Belgium (Fort Collins) - Recently, the brewers from The Lost Abbey and New Belgium got together to brew up a new batch of Mo' Betta Bretta. This collaboration beer due to debut in May 2012. Here's a quick promotional video to introduce this upcoming brew. If you can't view the video here head to Vimeo.


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