Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Colorado Beer News 072512 continued

Welcome to Page Two of today's Colorado Beer News. With so much news going on these days it needs a second page. Here's more of what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, July 25th, 2012. More news being added to this page throughout the day til 3:00pm MDT. If you missed it, read Part One.

CAUTION: Brewing Company (Denver) - There has been a lot of updates on their website this week. Bunnies, events, and new beer this weekend! Big Bunny Cascadian Dark Ale (a Black IPA) will be unleashed this Friday! They're giving a free pint of beer to anyone who brings in a clean stuffed bunny this weekend (of any design, but it must be a bunny, no tigers, cows, piggies, buffalos, or any other kind of animal). Limit to one free beer per person, but you're welcome to bring in more than one bunny. For more info visit: You can also taste this brew at the Summer Brew Fest on Friday.

River North Brewery (Denver) - This week, they have two special releases for you: For Barrel-Aged Wednesday, the BPR aged in Whiskey will return. This one was a pleasant surprise, so if you missed the initial offering, come try it today! First pour at 3pm. Also, on Thursday, they will release bombers of their Barrel Series No. 2, J. Marie Saison Aged in White Wine. Like the other barrel-aged bottle premiers, these will be hand numbered, and #1 will be signed by the River North crew. Come own a piece of history! Sales begin at 3pm.

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - Don't miss it! This Friday, July 27th, Loveland Aleworks will be serving up a 10 gallon cask of their Premium Bitter - part of their weekly keg tapping events. It's busy being dry hopped with an additional 2oz of leafy Goldings hops. Try some this Friday!

The Very Nice Brewing Company (Nederland) - Construction on the new brewery officially begins today at 20 Lakeview Drive Unit 112 in Nederland, Colorado. Visit their Facebook page and follow their progress this summer in pictures.

Echo Brewing Company (Frederick) - He's back! Kirby (their Kolsch style ale) returns tonight along with ribs, brats, pulled pork and more available from High Plains Meats from 4pm-8pm. Stop by at: 5969 Iris Parkway in Frederick. They open at 2pm in case you get thirsty early.

New Beer Labels Approved - News of upcoming beer releases and label approvals are non-stop here in Colorado. Here's some new or returning beers you can look forward to later this year. Bristol Brewing - Red Baron Octoberfest Lager, Kannah Creek Land End Amber Ale, Rockyard Home Brewers Gone Wild Saison, and New Belgium More Fun Blonde Ale (keg only?).
Bristol Brewing Red Baron Octoberfest Lager Kannah Creek Lands End Amber Ale Rockyard Home Brewers Gone Wild Saison
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Mountain Sun (Boulder) - Attention dark beer lovers. Head brewer Jeff Ramirez is maxing out the Mountain Sun mash tun to brew Oatimus Prime, an imperial oatmeal stout. This beer is so big that it needs two mashes to produce one batch of beer. Look for it next month on the Mountain Sun beer list. More than meets the eye indeed!

Support Your Local Brewery Network - Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Delaware and Brewers Association's Chair of the Board of Directors discusses in the video below why joining Support Your Local Brewery network is so important. If you can't view the video here, you can also catch it on YouTube.

Prost Brewing (Denver) - Want to get a taste of their WeiƟbier a bit early? Their beer is being delivered to select tap houses around Denver this Friday. Rackhouse Pub will be one of them. Prost Brewing plans to officially open their taproom on August 23rd. Get ready Denver for some good German-style brews! Hopefully they will share the complete list of places to sample this brew shortly. Check Facebook for clues.

Steamworks Brewing Company (Durango) - In the Durango area on August 3rd? You're in luck then. Steamworks will be tapping a special Friday Firkin that day of "Not That Marion Berry" - a marionberry and red raspberry hefeweizen conditioned with dark sweet berries. The tapping starts at 3pm and you can get $1 draws and $2 tankers til she's kicked.

Live Music - 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 CalendarFestival Listings - Looking 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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