Monday, June 25, 2012

Colorado Beer News 062512

Colorado Beer NewsToday is LEON Day. That's NOEL spelled backwards and it's exactly 6 months until Christmas! If you'd rather not celebrate that fact, it's also Lightning Day, a day to "spark" interest in storm safety awareness. We here in Colorado know all too well about lightning and the terrible consequences it can bring. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, June 25th, 2012.

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Back from Vacation - Sorry for the lack of Colorado Beer News last week, but everyone needs a vacation once in a while. And no, I wasn't abducted by aliens, I was having a blast in Times Square in New York City. Without further ado, here's what's happening in Colorado Beer News!

Colorado Local Beer Tasting (Denver) - There's a new beer event scheduled for Tuesday, July 3rd from 7pm to 9pm at the Whole Foods Market 870 S. Colorado Boulevard in Denver. They've invited some of your favorite Colorado breweries for this tasting. 100% of all proceeds will benefit Elephant Talk, a local 501C3 supplying food to families across the front range. Event is 21+ only. More info at: - cost is $12 for logo taster glass, music, photo booth, and more.

Colorado Brewers Festival (Fort Collins) - Did you survive the heat at the Colorado Brewers' Festival this last weekend? Mother Nature put out a sweltering 102 degrees of hot sizzling smack-down on festival goers this year. Luckily, there was plenty of cold beer to keep fest goers cool. Hopefully those who went were able to find a shady spot and relax with their beer along with some great music. With all this heat, we could use some more cold craft beer this week! Did you attend the festival? How was it for you? You're gonna need another cold beer today as it's going above 100 degrees again today.

Breckenridge Brewery (Denver) - Don't forget! Breckenridge Brewery is celebrating their 22nd anniversary with a party on Saturday, July 7th from 11am to 6pm and you're all invited to get tickets. For $22 (all inclusive) you'll not only get great unlimited beer, but also listen to live music from 3 different bands, and get some tasty pig roast grub while it lasts. Check out the Colorado Craft Beer Show doing a live remote from the part while you're there from noon to 2pm. Tix available at the brewery.

Lone Tree Brewing (Lone Tree) - Is your chili recipe the best you've ever tasted? Settle it once and for all at Lone Tree Brewing's 1st annual Red Chili Challenge on Saturday, June 30th from 12pm to 3pm in their tasting room. This event will support the victims of the High Park Fire. This event also marks the return of their Acres O'Green Irish Red. Bring your best homemade red chili (about 1 gallon) in a crock pot or with a hot plate that can keep it warm along with a serving spoon and any condiments or extra ingredients you think it'll need. They will provide electricity, serving bowls + spoons, and refreshing beers to pair with your chili. Register with Lone Tree Brewing.

Kannah Creek Brewing (Grand Junction) - It's another firkin Monday! Kannah Creek will be hand tapping a dry hopped IPA today at 5pm. They hope to see you there with all of your firkin friends. Stop in and cool off!

Lowry Beer Garden (Denver) - Guess what? The Lowry Beer Garden now has a Birthday Club. Just sign up on their website and you'll get invited to drink for FREE (up to $20) on your birthday. What could be better than that!

Oskar Blues (Longmont) reminds you to Drink BEER, ride BIKES, repeat... its Great Outdoors Month! Get out & RIDE this Wed 6/27 for Bike to Work Day. Bike home from work & grab a cold beer at the Tasty Weasel! First 50 people to show a beertender their helmet get an OB water bottle. Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids is also offering up free koozies & $2 brews for bikers thru 6pm that day.

TRVE Brewing (Denver) - Just like a popular superhero movie happening this summer, TRVE Brewing Company will rise on June 27th for their Grand Opening at 227 Broadway #101 in Denver, Colorado. While they may have technically celebrated their 1 year anniversary as an official business on June 21st, they will open to the public with a variety of craft beers that will be sure to please including Wanderlust (Belgo-American Pale Ale), Black Cascade (India Black Ale), and Prehistoric Dog (Salted Wheat Beer). Their business hours for Wednesday should be 4pm to 10pm but may be earlier on opening day. Get ready.

The Mayor of Old Town (Fort Collins) - Need an application to help you find out what beers are on tap? The Mayor's beer list is always up to date and is located at: or, you can download an iphone or droid app for other bars (and theirs) at: !!

Avery Brewing (Boulder) - Coming up on the weekend of July 6th and 7th - Enjoy a weekend of Avery beers, an awesome 4 course beer pairing, and a meet and great with Avery's Head Brewer Matt Thrall and Vail Cascade Resort's Executive Chef Todd Bemis! Meet the Brewmaster on Friday, July 6th at 4-7pm, and $20 small plate and Avery pairings guided by Matt and Todd on Saturday, July 7th at 5-6:30pm. - Reservations for the resort are running out, so book as soon as you can - cheers! The event happens at the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa - 1300 Westhaven Drive in Vail, CO.

Boulder Beer Company (Boulder) - It may be Bike To Work this Wednesday, but the real party happens when you bike "from" work to the Cactus Bike From Work Bash starting at 5pm at Cactus - 2128 15th Street in Denver, CO. Building on the success of last year, the 4th Annual Cactus Bike From Work Bash presented by Primal will once again be an evening of two-wheeled delight at the Cactus offices at 15th & Little Raven – a perfect stop for commuters, located next to Confluence Park, the Platte River and Cherry Creek trails, and just minutes from Union Station. The event will feature FREE BEER (from Boulder Beer), food, entertainment and a chance to party with Denver’s diverse bike community while supporting the work of BikeDenver. In other news, Boulder Beer just got label approval for their Boulder Stage 6 Bourbon Barrel-aged Rye Pale Ale. Look for it coming in August.
Colorado Mountain Brewery (Colorado Springs) - Come on out for the 4th and see the only fireworks show in town (so far it has not been cancelled). They'll have a beer garden starting at 4pm and festivities throughout the day. Make your restaurant reservations for the evening patios (call 719-434-5750). Located at: 1110 Interquest Parkway in Colorado Springs.

Dillon DAM Brewery (Dillon) - It pays to subscribe to brewers' newsletters. Just today I received a nice upcoming birthday notice from Dillon Dam Brewery and along with it a coupon for 30% off my next visit's food and drink tab within 15 days following my birthday. If you'd like stay informed with them, sign up on their web site at:

Telluride Brewing Company (Telluride) - The brewery is looking for a couple of volunteer canners next week on Monday and Tuesday. For a 5 hour shift, they are offering: a case of beer and a t-shirt; 2 cases of beer, or 7 growler fills - your choice. The shifts will be from 8am to 1pm and 1pm to 6pm. If you are interested please respond (via Facebook) and let them know how to get in touch with you.

Denver Beer Company (Denver) - Many of you have probably seen the YouTube video of the Washington National's player Bryce Harper being asked what his favorite beer was and giving a reply of "That's a clown question bro". Well now, Denver Beer Company has come up with a Canadian lager-like beer called "Clown Question Bro Canadian Lager" and the first taps should be coming around today or a bit later this week. However, this "lager" was made with an ale yeast and fermented cool. You gonna try one? That may be another clown question bro.

Twisted Pine Brewing (Boulder) - Later this year, Twisted Pine is going to celebrate their 17th anniversary and they are planning to kick off that event with a beer called Red Rye-der 17th Anniversary Ale. According to Twisted Pine's recently approved label: "Santa comes every July. To celebrate our 17th year brewery, we all made lists and asked for a Red Rye-der. An official carbine-action hoppy red rye ale, our new anniversary beer is stocked with Munchen and Rye malts and loaded with all-American hops for an evenhanded shot of mighty flavor that does each ingredient justice. Pop a bottle with us as we say cheers to 17 years, and don't let Mom block you from getting your Red Rye-der this year!" - This beer will be sold in 22oz bomber bottles.

Prost Brewing (Denver) - On June 21st, Prost Brewing stated on Facebook that "We will open approximately 6 weeks after our first brew. We anticipate starting to brew next week". And brew they will. According to the TTB, they just approved some labels for these upcoming beers including: Prost Dunkel and Prost Weißbier. Stay tuned for more news on their pending opening soon.

Bootstrap Brewing (Niwot) - Did you catch their Grand Opening last week? They opened with 4 beers on tap including: 1956 Golden Ale, Backfire Chili Beer, Boomer Brown, and IPA Batch #1. Then over the weekend they release their first "wildcard" called Cherry Ginger. If you haven't been there yet (like me - I was on vacation), then get over to 6778 North 79th Street and try one of their beers.

Trinity Brewing (Colorado Springs) - What's brewing over at Trinity? Jason is busy Brewing 2 Farmhouse Saisons today. First, is Farmhouse PhanTome, brewed with large amounts of pumpkin, sweet potatoes, fresh strawberries and grains of paradise. Second, a brand new Saison brewed with copious amounts newly harvested English Cucumbers and Basil! Look for them soon.

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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