Thursday, August 9, 2012

Colorado Beer News 080912 continued

Colorado Beer NewsWelcome 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 Thursday, August 9th, 2012. More news being added to this page throughout the day til 3:00pm MDT. If you missed it, read Part One.

Bristol Brewing Company (Colorado Springs) - If you happen to be sporting a kilt at tonight's Scotch Ale Release Party, your first pint is on them! The party runs from 5pm to 9pm. Snacks provided by Blue sage Catering.

New Belgium (Fort Collins) - Just how much "incentives" did it take to lure New Belgium's 2nd brewing facility to Asheville, NC? According to MountainX.com, New Belgium's total incentive package has recently grown to nearly $13 millon from city, county and the state governments there. New Belgium will be investing $175 million of its own money in the new production facility there and will hire around 150+ workers.

Pateros Creek Brewing (Fort Collins) - According to an article published today by the Coloradoan, Pateros Creek had to shut down its canning line production of their Cache La Porter and Old Town Ale due to problems with temperature and carbon dioxide levels. Pateros Creek was concerned that the beer quality was not meeting their standards after packaging nearly 1 barrel worth of product. The canning line, provided by Mobile Canning LLC, will halt operation until issues can be worked out.

Avery Brewing Company (Boulder) - Please join the Avery Brewing Company family in their hop worship for the Inaugural Boulder IPA Fest! Be they dank or piney or floral or tart, spiced or fruited or dry-hopped or wet, Double or Imperial, a little of some or all those together, please join in to celebrate India Pale Ale in all of its iterations and strengths! Tickets are $35 and include 16 4-oz pours, live music, and a commemorative pint glass. Tickets go on sale on Friday, August 17 at 9am (MDT) and will be available online and in the Avery Tap Room. Proceeds will benefit Trips for Kids.

Support Your Local Brewery (CraftBeer.com) - The Brewers Association’s “Support Your Local Brewery” (SYLB) network is one of the most powerful tools in advancing small and independent brewer positions and interests with elected officials. When a local legislative issue that affects small brewers arises, individual SYLB beer activists mobilize in outreach and education, most often in concert with state brewers guilds and associations. In 2012 alone, SYLB has been mobilized 24 times in eight states to weigh in on legislation affecting small brewers. Recently, SYLB found a new home at CraftBeer.com, the BA’s consumer-oriented website, and it sports a whole new look. The new SYLB site contains a number of features to get users acquainted with the major legislative concerns for small and independent brewers, including an issues map, craft brewing statistics, and action alerts for the latest legislative news. Users can also utilize the brewery locator to find out which breweries are in their proximity. Sign-up is free.

Crazy Mountain Brewing (Edwards) - Here's a deal - get a FREE pint of beer when you pruchase your Ed Fest Beer Festival tickets at their tasting room. The fest is on August 18th at the brewery from 3pm to 7pm.

Breckenridge Brewery (Denver) - The annual event is here! The release of their Summer Cab Ride - golden ale. Only available at the Brewery's Tasting Room (471 Kalamath St., Denver, Colorado) at 11:00 AM Saturday August 11th in the morning 'til it's gone. $14.99 a 750ml bottle. Only 200 bottles available. More info at their web site.

Joyride Brewing Company (Denver) - This project has been on the back burner for a while but now they are actively pursuing opening up a brewery in Denver. Joyride Brewing Company has launched a new Kickstarter fundraising page to help build out their tap room. They wish to raise $5,000 to help get things going. Check out their page if you'd like to help them out. Joyride Brewing Company is the brainchild of Dave Bergen, Brent Smith and Grant Babb. Funding drive ends September 30, 2012. (Formerly known as Crooked Keg Brewing Company)

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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