Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Colorado Beer News 082112

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Senior Citizens Day. It's a day to remember those in our community who've been around the block a lot more than we have. Use today to help our senior citizens by ensuring that their neighborhoods are good places in which to mature and grow older in. Places in which older people can participate to the fullest and can find the environment they need to continue to lead lives of independence and dignity. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, August 21st, 2012.

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City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Tonight at 6pm at the brewery is the Community Potluck. Bring something to share. If yo cook your disk with City Star beer you'll receive a FREE BEER! Paper plates, napkins and silverware provided. Come without food? Dig in but be sure to offer a beer to someone who brought a dish. Also, City Star's Rudi and Dan Taylor were just honored with the 2012 Governor's Award for Downtown Excellence for "Best Adaptive Reuse or Rehabilitation" of the City Star Barn building in the town of Berthoud. Grats on this award - the downtown is looking good.

Voss Farms Colorado (Arvada) - More volunteers are needed this coming weekend to pick hops at Voss Farms Colorado in Arvada - August 24th & 25th. Please contact Andrew at VossFarmsColorado@yahoo.com and he will give you directions and times. This could be the last hop picking party of the season so don't miss it! If you enjoy the bitterness, flavor, and aroma of hops, then you should definitely get out to the hop farm!

Pikes Peak Brewing (Monument) - Hey dog & beer lovers - Yappy Hour is tonight! Sponsored by Monument's Camp Bow Wow - an extra $1 off beer 5-7pm (even normal happy hour prices). Come bring your best 4 legged friend.

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - Just a reminder for everyone that Great Divide Brewing will be taking control of their 5 guest taps today at 5pm. Taste: Denver Pale Ale, Hercules Double IPA, Wolfgang Dopplebock Lager, Belgian Yeti Sout, and a special "one-off" release. Come try some great beers, keep your pint glass, and win some cool prizes!

Hall Brewing Company (Parker) - Their new building is officially completed as of yesterday. They are expecting to receive the rest of their equipment in about 4 weeks. Stay tuned for more updates on this new upstart brewery.

Crystal Springs Brewing (Boulder) - Looking for a taste of Crystal Springs beer? You can find some on tap at Old Chicago in Boulder. Try their Summertime Ale. Pairs well with Old C's pizza!

Steamworks Brewing Company (Durango) - If you were looking to visit Steamworks today you're out of luck. They are closed today for their annual summer employee party. Fear not! They will be back open on Wednesday, August 22nd.

Prost Brewing Company (Denver) - Just 2 more days and they will open their doors for business. The Rackhouse Pub will be on hand sampling some tasty treats at the brewery on Thursday August 23rd from 4pm to 6pm. Be there for the grand opening! Located at: 2540 19th Street in Denver, CO. Come see what great German-style craft beer is all about.

Breckenridge Brewery (Denver) - Jonathan Shikes over at Westword release an article today telling about a special beer that 14 Colorado breweries from the Colorado Brewers Guild will collaborate on that will be brewed up tomorrow, August 22 and will be given out to medal winners at this years Great American Beer Festival. The beer, Porter's Pride, is an imperial porter made with over 200 pounds of dark chocolate. This beer is being made to honor Danny Williams who died in January. Williams was the Brewers Association's cellar master for the GABF. If the public is lucky, perhaps there will be some of this beer left for some of us to try at the GABF.

New Belgium (Fort Collins) - Hold on tight, Denver, they’re headed back for another round! New Belgium Brewing’s cycling circus, Tour de Fat, is coming back to town for one day on Saturday, September 8 at City Park. Tour de Fat rookies and veterans alike are encouraged to grab a bike and join them for a whimsical day of entertainment and two-wheeled revelry, all while raising money for Bike Denver and Denver Cruisers. The free event, which raises money for local nonprofits through beer and merchandise purchases, just exceeded the $2 million mark for total funds raised since its inception 13 years ago. Last year’s Denver Tour de Fat festival raised more than $67,000 and had about 10,000 attendees.

Avery Brewing Company (Boulder) - Getting bored sitting around your office? Avery Brewing is happy to announce that they've joined the 21st century and now have free Wi-Fi in their Tap Room! So come on down and bring your work with you! You'll be at the head of the line once Beer:30 rolls around.

Trinity Brewing (Colorado Springs) - This Saturday, August 25th marks the 4th anniversary of Trinity Brewing Company and they're throwing a party from 11am to 11pm! Stop by as they tap a bunch of their cellar brews including: Old Growth, Brain of the Turtle, Chilly Water, TPS Report, Warning Sign, and they may Dig up a few more! In addition to the beer and great food available - listen to Live Music: Chauncy Crandall 12-2pm, Joe Johnson 5-7pm and Grant Sabin 8-10pm. Located at: 1466 Garden of the Gods Road in Colorado Springs, CO.

Foam at The Fountains (Loveland) - Coming Saturday, September 8th from 6pm to 8pm at The Fountains of Loveland at LaQuinta Inn - 1480 Cascade Avenue in Loveland - Foam at The Fountains is a benefit for Project Self-Sufficiency, a Larimer County nonprofit that helps single parents achieve their dreams for financial independence. Tickets include two pints of Grimm Brothers Brewhouse beer, Backbone sliders, and music featuring Dave Beegle, "A one-man guitar army" ~Guitar Magazine. For more information, contact info@ps-s.org. Tickets are $25 and are available at TicketBud.

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.

Colorado Brewery Music ListingsLive 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 Colorado Brewery Music Listings and see who's playing at your favorite brewery or beer bar near you. 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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