Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Colorado Beer News 071712

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Yellow Pigs Day. Originally invented by mathematicians at Hampshire College, it's a whimsical day to celebrate Yellow Pig Math Days and the number 17. If you don't understand this holiday, don't worry, you're not alone. Apparently it was the fascination of mathematicians Michael Spivak and David C. Kelly back at Princeton University in the 1960's. I'm thinking some mind-altering substances may have been involved in this as well. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, July 17th, 2012.

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GABF Tickets (Denver) - Planning on getting tickets for the 2012 Great American Beer Festival (GABF)? Listen up! Tickets for the 2012 GABF go on sale beginning July 31, 2012 at 10am MDT for Brewers Association and American Homebrewers Association members, and on August 2, 2012 at 10am MDT for the general public. Tickets are $65 + fees per session and will be sold through Ticketmaster. All sessions sold out in less than a week last year - don't be shut out this year! More info here.

Denver Beer Company (Denver) - Guess who's turning 1? On Saturday, August 11th from 2pm to 9pm, Denver Beer Company is closing down the street and having a block party. There will be live music, food trucks, and over 12 different beers on tap including a limited release of their Imperial Graham Cracker Porter! Outdoor cash-only bar. Don't miss this one.

The Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Cafe (Denver) - Join in this Saturday at Colfax or Westminster as The Cheeky Monk celebrates Belgian Independence Day! $6 Tripel Karmeliet, Kwak and St. Feuillien Blonde - special paddle featuring Duvel, Ommegang & Maredsous - plus other drink specials, giveaways and the return of the Kwak-ttro!

Oskar Blues (Longmont) - Looking for a something hoppier? Try the Dry Hopped Mana's in their Tasty Tuesday at the Tasty Weasel Taproom in Longmont today. Be sure to tell them that you heard it on Fermentedly Challenged. Also, the brewery has installed two new 200-barrel fermenters. These are supposedly the last ones to be installed this year. They now have a total of 14 200-barrel fermenters in place at the Longmont brewery.

Asher Brewing Company (Boulder) - Coming up next week on July 24th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at Tasty Harmony in Fort Collins - you're invited to a 5 Course Beer Dinner with Asher Brewing. They'll be serving up 5 unique Asher Brewing beers and pairing them with some delicious selections including: stuffed potato skins, Thai kelp noodles, Pecan crusted tart with smoked tofu ham, Shepards Pie, and Black Cherry Cashew Sorbet. Cost is $45 per person. Call (970) 689-3234 for details and reservations. Get tickets by July 21st!

Lone Tree Brewing (Lone Tree) - Join in on Monday, August 6th for their next Beer and Bites! The guest chef this month is Carey Haller. Carey started her in-home chef company Thrive from Inside in February of this year! The menu sounds amazing! Cardamom IPA Bread Bites, Smoky Eggplant and Melon Wrap, Asian Edamame Cabbage Boat, Raw Kale Avocado and Tomato Roll, and Black Bean Brownie.

Beer on the Radio (Denver) - Coming up this Saturday on American Craft Beer Radio (102.3 FM), Ed and Gary will be hosting three certified beer judges who will be judging 3 or 4 commercial beers chosen by you. Voting ends tomorrow so be sure to cast your vote on their website. Also on the Colorado Craft Beer Show this Saturday (AM 760) - Turk and the Gubna will have a pair of tickets to Kyle Hollingsworth's Brewfest to give away as well as two pairs to Denver Brew Fest! They will have a special conversation with Kyle and will also interview the brothers from Clockwork Brewing.

Parry's Pizza (Highlands Ranch) - Where else in this state can you find this many great beers on tap from Dogfish Head on one fine day? 17 beers on tap from Dogfish Head on Saturday, July 28th from 11:00am to 11:00pm. Don't miss out!

Colorado Mountain Brewery (Colorado Springs) - Rumor has it that CMB will be tapping a special oak barrel-aged IPA tonight. It's in limited supply so you'll need to get there early to try one.

Avery Brewing (Boulder) - Mores rumors that Avery's Oud Floris (barrel aged brew) should be hitting shelves this week. The key word here is "should". Look for it.

Crystal Springs Brewing (Boulder) - Three new labels for three brews are almost through approval. They're for their South Ridge Amber, Solano (chili beer), and their Marilyn, a Belgian Golden Strong ale. These will be in 22oz bottles. Look for them soon after they get the labels.

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Mark your calendars for Sunday, July 22nd at 2pm. It's the next monthly installment of the Littlest Big Beer Fest at Hops & Pie. This month they will be featuring the beers of Firestone Walker including: Parabola (imperial stout), Wookey Jack (black rye IPA), Double DBA (barrel aged Imperial special bitter), Double Jack (American Imperial IPA), and Solace(Summertime Fusion Wheat). Flights and single pours will be available. Stop in at 3920 Tennyson Street.

Beer and live music go great together and many of your Colorado breweries and top watering holes offer up tunes on a regular basis. Check the Brewery Music Listings and see who's playing at your favorite brewery or beer bar near you in Colorado. Updated daily.

Beer Fest CalendarLooking for the next beer festival or beer-related event in Colorado? Check out the listings on the 2012 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar. Updated weekly.

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