Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Colorado Beer News 050912

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Night Shift Workers Day. We salute today those who burn the midnight oil to keep businesses going when the rest of us are sleeping. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, May 9th, 2012.

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Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) reminds you that next week is American Craft Beer Week and the start of Brewery Bingo at Northern Colorado breweries in Loveland, Fort Collins and Greeley. Stop by tonight and enjoy Bed Rock BBQ and a few beers.

Phantom Canyon Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Looking for a free beer? Check out the tweet that Phantom Canyon put out yesterday (below).
Phantom Canyon beer tweet

Silverton Brewery (Silverton) - Dont forget to "LIKE" Silverton Brewery on Facebook. Print out the page showing your "like" and get $1 off your next brew in their taproom.

Colorado Brewers Guild - Colorado Beer Week starts this weekend. Use promo code "Guild20" for 20% discount on a ticket for the opening ceremony or IPA night on the 14th. Cheers to Colorado beers!!

Dry Dock Brewing (Aurora) is lining up a huge list of firkin releases for next week's American Craft Beer Week. Check out what will be on firkin next week at Dry Dock. Monday: Cranberry Wit, Tuesday: Green Chile Double IPA, Wednesday: Raspberry Porter, Thursday: Double Dry Hopped Double IPA, Friday: Peanut Butter Cup Porter, Saturday: Mango Pale Ale, Sunday: Blake's Juniper Berry Wit. The firkin will be tapped each day at 3pm.

Nostalgic Brewing Company (Longmont), a brewery under development in Colorado, is beginning to make some deals that will eventually help them package some of their beer. They hope to sign a contract with both Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) and Mobile Canning LLC (Longmont) to begin brewing and distributing their beer in cans to start. They anticipate functioning in collaboration with Crabtree's established distribution capabilities, to release their beer in Greeley initially. More details coming out sometime next week. For more info visit them on the web at:

Strange Brewing (Denver) - Here's one you may not have tried - how about a glass of "mam Jo's Rhubarb Pie Ale. Brewed with graham crackers as the "crust" in the brew. It's part of their One-Barrel Wednesday brew. Now that's Strange indeed!

Lowry Beer Garden (Denver) - Be among the first to see Denver's first and only Beer Garden on Tuesday, May 22nd from 4pm to 8pm. Tickets available for 4pm 5pm 6pm or 7pm entry. Colorado and handcrafted beer, prizes and giveaways, and a live musical performance by the Freddy Rodriguez band. Tickets are $21.50 for adults (this includes a $1.50 ticketing fee), and include 2 beers, an entree and side item. Children's tickets (ages 12 and under) are $5 and include a food item, soda and ice cream. This event is expected to sell out! More info at

Lone Tree Brewing (Lone Tree) - LTBC is celebrating American and Colorado Craft Beer Week (May 11-20) by introducing two new seasonal selections, including their Homebrew Contest Winner, and bringing back a few of your favorites! There will be six tappings throughout the week of returning or new beers. Live music on Friday May 11th 6pm and Saturday May 19th 7pm. Be sure to arrive at the returning tappings early! They've only set aside one or two kegs of each, and once they're gone, they're gone! Sorry no growlers of the returning selections.

C.B. & Potts (Fort Collins) - Collaboration Beer Kick Off Party & Toast - Join the celebration at CB & Potts Restaurant and Brewery at 1415 W. Elizabeth, to unite with the Brew Masters of Fort Collins’ 9 breweries for a Party and Toast celebrating the tapping of the first keg of this year’s collaborative effort. The event will run from 5:00pm to 7:30pm, Monday the 14th of May with the Collaborative Brew being tapped promptly at 5:00 pm and the toast to follow at a not so prompt 6:30. The beer was crafted in tribute and support of American Craft Beer Week, which runs from the 14th of May through the 20th. 2012

Odell Brewing (Fort Collins) - Owner/brewer Doug Odell and Chris Black, owner of Falling Rock Tap House (Denver) are getting together today and brewing up something special intended for the upcoming Falling Rock Tap House's 15th Anniversary. Stay tuned for news on this collaboration.

Funkwerks (Fort Collins) - Today in their tap room you can sample some of their specialty keg. It's a blend of two favorite specialty kegs from the past. Try some "Green Tea Szechuan Saison" now on tap.

Mountain Sun (Boulder) - The company that operates the 3 Mountain Sun family of pubs is about to get another restaurant added, but this time it will be directly beneath their existing Southern Sun Pub & Brewery at 627 S. Broadway. They'll have a large selection of Mountain Sun beers and other guest brews across 31 taps. The name of the new restaurant has yet to be chosen and the new menu has yet to be finalize. Read all about it in the Boulder Daily Camera article.

Looking for some music to go along with your beer? Check the Brewery Music Listings and see who's playing at your favorite brewery or beer bar in Colorado. Updated daily.

Beer Fest CalendarLooking for a beer festival? Check out the listings on the 2012 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar.

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