Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Colorado Beer News 070312

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Disobedience Day. It's a day to be nonviolently resistant to something you feel strongly against. A way to respectfully disagree. Today is your day to be disobedient to the ordinary macro beer and try something new from a craft brewer. Macro brewers may sell around 90% of the beer in this country, but you don't have to settle for it. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012.

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AC Golden Brewing (Golden) - Colorado has been hit with intense and severe wildfires in the last few months. In an effort show support for those fighting the fire and their friends, families and communities who have been impacted by the blazes, AC Golden's Colorado Native Lager is donating $1 for every 'like' that the great firefighter picture on their Facebook page gets. Up to $10,000 will be donated to the Mile High chapter of the American Red Cross to assist communities impacted by fires around the state. They're asking their fans and Coloradans everywhere to share that photo on their wall and help them give up to $10,000 to fire relief!

Pikes Peak Brewing (Monument) - July 4th marks the release of their America the Pale (and Beautiful) starting at 11:00am. Later that day, there will be a cookout in the Beer Garden from 5pm to 7pm, and Jeremy Facknitz takes the stage at 7pm. Then on July 10th, the brewery is partnering with Camp BowWow for the first "Yappy Hour". From 5pm to 7pm, bring your best 4-legged friend for a free day of daycare at Camp Bow Wow, plus drawings for free beer and great Camp Bow Wow prizes. Then on July 15th, it's the Three Summer Sunday's Concert Series featuring The J Miller Band.

Trinity Brewing (Colorado Springs) - After being closed for a while they are now on the catch up trail, they're working hard to make sure that all of your favorite brews keep all those smiles happy. This month they are packaging 'OH Face,' (formerly Saison Provisional) and 'Slap Yer Mammy,' so make room in all of your cellars for these extremely limited champagne bottles! They are still waiting on new labels to arrive for both of these bottles and TPS Report, but they will be announcing release dates shortly. On Friday July 13th, a brand new Summer Specialty Saison will be released called 'Electric Cucumber.' This extremely light and sessionable Belgian ale drinks extremely kool, as they added ~24lbs of Fresh English cucumbers per barrel and a large amount of basil too! Returning to the ranks, their Farmhouse Fantôme is set to be released a week later on Friday July 20th. Brewed with over 120lbs of fresh and ripe strawberries, sweet potato, pumpkin, and grains of paradise this beer has always been a huge hit in the summer! If you love Saisons in general, or missed any of their spring/summer releases, then you are in luck! On Wednesday July 24th they are hosting the Saison Saturation tapping from 12:00pm to close. They will be tapping 8 of their recent Farmhouses and Saisons and pouring them all day!

Big Beaver Brewing (Loveland) - If you join their e-mail list, they'll email you a coupon for a free pint of your choice. They send out bi-weekly newsletters that have exclusive specials and the latest brewery news that only people on the list receive. Subscribe here.

Holiday Reminder (July 4th) - Due to the national holiday tomorrow, many breweries, pubs and bars may have special business hours or may even be closed. Be sure to check with your favorite spot before venturing out on Wednesday. Due to several cancellations of fireworks displays, some places will remain open in lieu of those cancellations.

Revolution Brewing (Paonia) - Less you believe that Thursday is the "Dead Day of Cherry Days," think again. It is the official 1st Annual Joe White Jamvitational, hosted by their man with the big brass horn, Dave Noe. Come to Paonia to have pints, share delights, learn how they say "tipsy" in Australian. There's other good words, too.

Odell Brewing (Fort Collins) - On Sunday, July 8th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Odell Brewing presents "From Ashes to Ales: A Farm to Fork Dinner". They invite you to join them in a community movement to raise funds for their friend affected by the High Park fire. The dinner will be at the brewery at 800 E. Lincoln Avenue in Fort Collins. Tickets are $60 (100% donation for NoCo Rebuilding Network). Get tickets at the brewery, Jax, Wholefoods and Fort Collins Nursery.

Dillon Dam Brewery (Dillon) - Since the outdoor fireworks were cancelled, they'll be showing off a big fireworks display on their HD Big Screen at 9:00pm. Coming up on Thursday, July 5th at 9:30pm it's Open Mic Night hosted by Arnie J Green. Local musicians stop by to gig with Arnie. Then on Tuesday, July 10th at 5pm it's Tap It Tuesday. They'll tap a 5 gallon keg of the Brewmaster's Special Stash. $5 half pints while the keg lasts. This time it's a Dam 15er Smoked Black Lager aged on jack Daniels soaked woodchips.

Upslope Brewing (Boulder) - Just for the ladies! The brewery will be hosting Women’s Beer Events on July 9th and August 6th. The ladies of Boulder’s all can brewery will guide your taste buds through a wide variety of fermented offerings, take you on a behind the scenes tour of the brewery and pair each brew with delectable bites from Cured cheese shop. The event is designed for women to learn, discuss and expand their craft beer knowledge with the help of Upslope’s canned offerings. The event will be held in the Upslope Tap Room at 1501 Lee Hill Rd in Boulder, doors open at 5:30pm and tickets can be purchased for $15 individually or 2 for $25 in advance at the tap room or online at www.upslopebrewing.com

Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) - Reports from the brewery last night stated that when they open up their new taproom at 2961 29th Street later this month, that a new homebrewing shop will also be opening at the same location but owned by another business. The homebrew shop is tentatively called "Juice of the Barley". This will give Greeley residents their first homebrew shop in years. More details on this new homebrew shop as it is released.

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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