Monday, August 13, 2012

Colorado Beer News 081312

Colorado Beer NewsToday is International Lefthanders Day. This day was meant to promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world. Try doing something left-handed today - like eating, throwing, writing or shaking hands. If you happen to be left-handed already - celebrate and proudly proclaim your left-handedness. In honor of today, this blog update is being typed entirely left-handed. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, August 13th, 2012.

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Bull & Bush (Denver) - While their kitchen is closed down for rennovation, Bull & Bush are making plans to do a limited bottle run of some of their beers starting in November 2012. More details as they come out. The brewpub is in the midst of their 41st anniversary celebration with 41 beers in 41 days. Try a different beer tapped every day now through early September.

Breckenridge Brewery (Denver) - It's Back!! A very limited number of bottles of their Breckenridge Summer Cab Ride, a golden ale, are now on sale. This year's batch was released on August 11th and only 264 hand-numbered bottles were made. This ale was aged for months in cabernet barrels. Available at the brewery and at selected stores in the Denver area. This batch won't last long - get one soon.

Kokopelli Beer Company (Westminster) - On Twitter, Kokopelli revealed that the location of their upcoming brewery will be at 8877 Harlan Street in Westminster, CO. It's just west of the old Westminster Mall and near to the Electric Cowboy. The micro brewery plans to be open before the end of this year.

Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) - The blog is hosting another in their on-going series of Meet The Brewer nights. The next one will feature Andrew Sheffield of Crabtree Brewing on Thursday, August 23rd at 7pm. The event will take place at Front Range BBQ at 2330 West Colorado Avenue in Colorado Springs, CO. Meet and greet and listen to Andrew as he shares several Crabtree beers including: Menage A Trois (award winning braggot), Berliner Weisse (gold medal 2011 GABF), Ginger Bee, Serenity Amber and Boxcar Brown.

River North Brewery (Denver) - A new batch of their "Hello, Darkness Balck IPA" has been dry-hopped and is sitting in the brite tank getting carbonated. Look for this ultra-fresh brew to return to taps later this week.

Crazy Mountain Brewing (Edwards) - Due to several private events this week, Crazy Mountain will have special hours this week. Wednesday, Aug. 15th - Closes at 5pm. Thursday, Aug. 16th - Closes at 7:00pm. Friday, Aug. 17th - Closes at 6:00pm. Saturday, Aug. 18th - Closed all day for Ed Fest. Any you thought your work hours were crazy.

Boulder Beer Stage 6Boulder Beer Company (Boulder) - Are you ready for Stage 6? Stage 6 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Rye Pale Ale, brewed to celebrate the sixth stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge that finishes in Boulder. It'll be tap at the brewery and select locations throughout Boulder on Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th while it lasts. Don't miss out on this super-limited-edition brew!

Bristol Brewing Company (Colorado Springs) - It may be a Monday, but you'll be all smiles if you head down to their tasting room in the Springs. You'll get $3 pints all day long today. Who says Mondays have to be bad?

Trinity Brewing Company (Colorado Springs) - Good news for Trinity today. They were selected to participate in the inaugural Brewpub Pavilion at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival. This new area will be highlighting brewpubs from around the country and their importance to the brewing industry. Check them out at the GABF later this year!

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Get ready for another great beer release. This Wednesday, August 15th at 6:00pm, Grimm Brothers proudly taps their Kleine Elsa a Kolsch-style beer. This beer comes soon after the release of their Grandfather Grim, a Foreign Export Stout. And in coming weeks, look forward to their Big Bad Wolf (an imperial version of Little Red Cap) on August 29th (in bottles too!).

Oktoberfest in Colorado (Annual List) - The harvests are coming in, the weather is starting to cool, and towns and communities in Colorado are planning their Oktoberfests! The first celebration has already been set for August 25th and the 2012 Colorado Oktoberfest page has compiled a list of over 30 communities in the Centennial state that have Oktoberfest or harvest festivals planned. Check it out and visit one of more of these activites. Festivals run from late August through early October.

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