Thursday, August 9, 2012

Colorado Beer News 080912

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Book Lovers Day. It's the perfect time to curl up with your favorite novel, story, e-book or text. While life tends to keep us busy all the time, you owe it to yourself to take a quiet moment and enjoy a good read. A good craft beer pairs well with book time too! Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, August 9th, 2012.

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Shine Brewing Company (Boulder) - Guess what's on tap this week? Their Shine Juju Porter is being released this week. This will be one of their entries for the Great American Beer Festival this year. Stop in at Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place and let them know what you think of this dark brew.

Prost Brewing Company (Denver) - 2 weeks from today Prost Brewing Company will be opening their doors. Betcha can't wait to try some of their German-style beers such as: Altfränkisches Dunkel Bier, Weißbier, Prost Pils, Maß, and a regular rotation of Seasonal beers. Prost! Located at: 2540 19th Street in Denver, CO.

Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew (Denver) - This soon to open nano-brewery has a few spots left in their Beer Appreciation Society. The growlers for club members just got in. If interested in joining, email for more info.

Trinity Brewing Company (Colorado Springs) - There are a few beer releases coming up that you won't want to miss. On August 14th, they're tapping a firkin of Dry Hopped FLO IPA. On August 17th, try the Slap Yer Mammy Double IPA in bottles. Then on August 24th, it's sour time with their Applehead Peu Aigre sour Saison. Finally, on August 31st, try the Oh Face wild Saison. Always something new at Trinity.

See all the other upcoming releases state-wide in the Colorado Beer Releases page.

Renegade Brewing Company (Denver) - Renegade is proud to release one in their aged series. Just tapped yesterday is Old Edinburgh, a Scottish Wee Heavy that has been cellared for 6 months. Stop by while this limited release is here!

Denver Broncos (Football) - It's the pre-season football time once again! Peyton Manning takes to the field (for a few plays anyway) against Da Bears in Chicago tonight starting at 6:30pm. Stop by your favorite brewery taproom or watering hole and cheer on this new Broncos team to victory! Can Manning bring the Broncos back to the playoffs again this year?

Euclid Hall (Denver) - Monday, August 13th is National Left-Handed Day and to celebrate Euclid Hall and Left Hand Brewing are throwing a Left-Handed Beer Dinner at 7:00pm that day. There will be nothing right-handed about this dinner. Expect left-handed surprises throughout the night. Right-handed people are welcome, but you might be mocked! The cost is $50 per person including tax and tip. Tickets available at Euclid Hall, 1317 14th Street in Denver, CO. Or call (303) 595-4255.

Ska Brewing Company (Durango) - 25 breweries, 3 bands and ONE BIG celebration. And it's only about 1 month away. It's Ska Brewing's 17th Anniversary party featuring the music of Reel Big Fish. It all happens on Saturday, September 8th starting at 4pm. Tickets will be $25 + fees and include a commemorative tasting glass, beer, 3 live bands and lots of fun. Food vendors will also be on site to satisfy your noms. Tickets at

Oskar Blues (Longmont) - Hey Chicago - Oskar Blues is in you! It will be officially as of August 21st. Official launch events around the Windy City will take place between August 21st and the 24th with 5 events happening each evening. The spread of great canned craft beer across the country continues.

Weekend Beer Fests (August 10th - 12th): Here's where to head to get your beer fest fix this weekend:
- Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest - Fort Collins - August 10th-12th.
- The Springs Beer Fest - Colorado Springs - August 11th.
- Winter Park Beer Festival - Winter Park - August 11th.
- Blues & Brews - Old South Pearl Street - Denver - August 11th.
- Denver Beer Company 1st Anniversary Party - Denver - August 11th.

Details on these events in the August Colorado Beer Fest Calendar.

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