Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Colorado Beer News 072512

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Culinarians Day. It's a day known for celebrating all those people who work hard to make some of the best food in town. If you see a chef today - go out and thank them for all they do, then spend some time enjoying some of the food they prepare. And pair some of that food with a great craft beer. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, July 25th, 2012.

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Crazy Mountain Brewing (Edwards) - Their expanded distribution in Colorado is happening! Spotted today on shelves in Northern Colorado (even Greeley) are cans of their Lava Lake Wit, Crazy Mountain Amber Ale, and Mountain Living Pale Ale. Look for cans of their beer in your neck of Colorado soon!

Crabtree Brewing Company (Greeley) - Happy Hump Day! In celebration of getting over the hump, bring your empty clean growlers in for a $6 fill all day. Hard to beat that! Stop in soon. It's getting to be the last handful of days in the old tasting room before their big move to the new location.

Tap and Handle (Fort Collins) - Did you catch the David Walker (Firestone Walker) sighting at Tap and Handle last night? Most people missed it - here's why in a quote from them: "Several of you have asked why we didn't give notice that David Walker would be at our place. We were asked to host a private function (invite by American Eagle and Firestone only) and respectfully keep it on the down low. We obliged, then at the last minute spread the word when given the go ahead. We know some of you got to catch him at The Mayor where he held a public meet and greet. If you missed out all together, rest assured, for future visits we'll give good notice of visitors' full agendas so that everyone gets a chance to share in the love. That's what good beer in FC is all about right? (Although Walker is gone, Wookey Jack and Parabola are still on draft.)"

The Forge Publick House (Fort Collins) - This Thursday, July 26th, the featured brewery for Brewery Night will be Upslope Brewing Company of Boulder, CO. Stop in between 6pm to 8pm and try some of their beer at a nice discount and talk to some great people.

Craft Lager & Small Batch Festival (August 4th - Manitou Springs) - A TV commercial for a Colorado beer fest? You bet! Check out this :30 second spot that's hitting the air and YouTube. Plan to attend this year. It's going to be bigger and better than ever! More info on the festival at:

Copper Kettle Brewing (Denver) - Join them on Thursday, August 2nd from 3-10 PM as they raise a pint in honor of Brew Club Member #28, Alex Teves who was killed at the Aurora theater Friday, July 20th. 100% of beer sales will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House, per his family request. 50% of food sales will be donated as well. Copper Kettle will remember all of the victims that night and pay tribute to their honor and heroic measures that they took that night. Raise a pint, raise your spirits and help raise some money! To all of those affected by the shooting, their hearts go out to you and Alex will forever be in their hearts at Copper Kettle.

Pateros Creek Brewing (Fort Collins) - Pateros Creek is asking for your help to make their upcoming expansion a reality. Visit their fundraising page on, watch their video, read about their project and consider helping them raise $30,000 to make their expansion a reality. They've got 23 days left to get funding for their taproom expansion and ask their fans to help support them. Those who donate will receive a gift in return. The more you donate the better the gift!

Funkwerks (Fort Collins) - Funkwerks will be releasing the first of their prototype batch series this Thursday, July 26th! Bastogne will be available on draft in the taproom and at various accounts, but will only be available for purchase in bottle in the taproom. This Belgian style amber ale was dry hopped and conditioned with Brettanomyces and they’re extremely excited to share it with you! Oh Funk ya! And don't forget that today they have a returning favorite on specialty keg: Green Tea Saison.

Gnarly Barley Brew Festival (August 4th - Loveland) - They have officially sold all of their VIP Tickets! If you have already pre-purchased or will purchase your tickets between now and August 4th, you will be able to enter Gnarly Barley 15 minutes befor the general public that purchase their tickets day of. They have a few more spots available for the Brew Master's Dinner featuring a delicious menu paired with some Funkwerk's brews. Get your tickets now!

Bootstrap Brewing Company (Niwot) - Sour fans, something to look forward to at the turn of the new year. "2 Tickets 2 Paradise" - a cherry-ginger golden ale headed into the barrel this week. Lactobacillus lambicus joined the trip. Check back in 6 months for a taste of this special batch.

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