Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Colorado Beer News 052312

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Lucky Penny Day. There's an old saying - "See a penny pick it up, all day long you have good luck". Find your lucky penny today and see if you happen into some good luck. Sure, a penny won't buy you anything these days, but it may help put a smile on your face if but for a moment. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012.

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Choice City Butcher & Deli (Fort Collins) - TONIGHT! A tapping party for Choice City Badonka Dunkle! $1 sliders & $1 off all beers! Design Contest ends at 6pm tonight. Draw the Tap handle for us! The winner will receive a free pint and 4 sliders every Wednesday until the beer is gone!

Wynkoop Brewing Company (Denver) - Children’s Hospital Blood Drive: The Wynkoop is looking for 70 big-hearted folks to donate blood at Wynkoop Brewing Co. on Wednesday & Thursday, May 30th & 31st, 9am-1pm. In exchange for your help, they’ll give you a complimentary pint at their place. Can they tap your vein? Contact to get on the required signup list. And thanks for the bloody help. Don't worry, the volunteers taking blood don't sparkle and won't take more than is needed.

Del Norte Brewing (Denver) - Their beer Orale is off to a fast start this year, winning their first medal at their first competition. Del Norte got a Bronze in the Lager category at last weekends Grand Valley Beer Festival. Congrats to Del Norte!

Pateros Creek Brewing (Fort Collins) - The small brewery is looking to expand, but to do so they need your help. Pateros Creek is hoping to fund their expansion with help from the community. Take a look at the following video and check out the plans they hope to work on with the help of their loyal fans. Visit their page on CommunityFunded. If you can't view the video below, please check it out on YouTube. Also, get ready for their 1st Anniversary celebration coming up on Saturday, June 9th starting at 4:00pm. Music, food, games, new beers and more!

Odell Brewing (Fort Collins) - The Small Batch Festival is coming up this Saturday, May 26th from 3pm to 7pm at Odell Brewing Company. In order to help keep things rolling smoothly for this festival, Odell Brewing invites fest goers to review their Small Batch Festival FAQ on their website. It has some tips, recommendations, directions, info on parking and what to bring and not to bring to the festival.

New Belgium (Fort Collins) - Heard on the web. is reporting a new label approval for a new brew coming out of New Belgium called "New Belgium Planet Bluegrass Summer Bliss Lager". Sounds like a beer made specifically for a music event. As word comes out on this beer we'll be sure to pass it along.

Pikes Peak Brewing (Monument) - Word came down from yesterday that Pikes Peak Brewing is planning to release some beer in bottles. In a quote from the brewery: "On June 5th at 6:00pm we will release the Summit House Barrel Stout in 750mL bottles! They are each signed and numbered. Only 150; first come/first serve. This will also mark the first Tuesday we are open." - With such a limited release, the bottles are sure to sell out quick.

Breckenridge Brewery (Denver) - What's coming down the line next from Breckenridge Brewery? According to Todd Usry, look for them to re-release their 72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout. Also, look for another collaboration effort with Stranahan's Whiskey to put out a whiskey barrel-aged version of their Vanilla Porter. Stay tuned for word on availability of these brews.

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - There will be Trivia in the taproom at 7:30pm this evening! The winning individual or team will receive $20 in free beer. Their IPA, Red Necktar and Cowboy's Golden beers are on tap today. Feel free to bring in your own snacks, dinner, etc.

Tommyknocker Brewery (Idaho Springs) - Recently, three Tommyknocker beers won medals at the Australian Beer Awards. Their Tommyknocker Butthead Doppelbock took silver and their Tommyknocker Hop Strike Black Rye IPA and Tommyknocker Maple Nut Brown Ale took bronze medals. Also, during the Grand Valley Beer Festival last weekend, their Tommyknocker Saison took a silver medal in the competition. Grats on all these accomplishments!

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - The first of their firkins is being released today. Stop in around 4pm to try some dry-hopped Snow Drop. It's the first of many experimental firkins to come.

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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