Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Colorado Beer News 082812 continued

Colorado Beer NewsWelcome to Page Two of today's Colorado Beer News. With so much news going on these days it often needs a second page. Here's more of what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, August 28th, 2012. More news being added to this page throughout the day til 3:00pm MDT. If you missed it, read Part One.

Save The Ales (Denver) - ALERT: Global warming may ruin one of Colorado's most treasured natural resources - BEER! Why? Because hops, one of beer's most important ingredients, is extremely sensitive to climate change- causing higher prices on materials, scarce crop levels, and other adverse effects. Join Colorado Conservation Voters Education Fund and Colorado Environmental Coalition for a fun-filled evening with delicious beer and appetizers to help protect Colorado's land, air, water, and people. Participating breweries: Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Great Divide Brewing Co., Breckenridge Brewery, Oskar Blues Brewery, New Belgium Brewing, Wynkoop Brewing Company, Del Norte Brewing Co., Strange Brewing Company, Estes Park Brewery, Copper Kettle Brewing Company, Rock Bottom Brewery, Colorado Cider Company, and many more! Join them on Tuesday, September 18th at 6:00pm at Casselman's Bar & Venue at 2620 Walnut Street, Denver. $35/person for unlimited tastings! This event is open to those 21 and over. To purchase tickets visit www.ourcolorado.org/ales or call Travis Leiker at 303.605.3481. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

The Cheeky Monk (Denver) - Ladies - here is a beer event just for you. Thanks the Saints! A beer event for women with Ginger Johnson. To be held on Tuesday, October 9th from 7pm to 9pm at the Cheeky Monk - 534 E. Colfax Avenue in Denver, CO. Cost is $25 per person. Join in for a fun time talking about Belgian beers and specifically st. Hildegard of Bingen's role in Belgian beers. Plus a tasting of some of their favorite Belgian brews. Get tickets at: www.thecheekymonk.com/tickets.

San Luis Valley Brewing Company (Alamosa) - For the Brewery, Labor Day Weekend marks the transition from summer to fall, and they are excited to turn that corner with fun and festivity. Here's what on tap: TODAY! Tuesday, Aug. 28th: Stop in after 5pm for $2.50 Pints of their new release "ELEGANCE", 427 IPA. They brewed this India Pale Ale to celebrate the 2012 Early Iron Best of Show ('Elegance' 427 Corvette), and to welcome the Rodders to town this weekend. They are proud to announce the completion of a 9KW Solar Array on their building that is now providing clean energy for the food and brews they produce. Come on by, have a solar supported brew, and take home a limited edition bottle of 'Elegance IPA'.

Freshcraft (Denver) - More news from Freshcraft. Tomorrow, August 29th at 7pm stop in to try some impressive barrel aged beers from Elevation Beer Co. They'll be pouring two different versions of their Signal De Botrange Belgian Ale - one aged in Chardonnay barrels and the other aged in Cabernet barrels. Freshcraft will also be pouring a version of their Apis IV quad that was aged in red wine barrels. For good measure they'll have the "regular" (outstanding) Apis IV on draft plus a surprise or two!

Odell Brewing Company (Fort Collins) - Recently, Odell Brewing took 1800 pounds of Palisade peaches including Red Haven and JH Hale varieties, pureed them and put them into a brew based on a 7.4% ABV pilsner malt recipe and came up with Haven and Hale Peach Ale. There's literally almost a complete peach in every growler's worth of this beer. According to Odell Brewing: "you can almost taste the skin with every sip". Look for this brew on tap only at the brewery and select locations. Also look for The Meddler - Oud Bruin Ale in 750ml bottles coming soon to stores.

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - Broomfield's new brewery is giving away 2 tickets to the Great American Beer Festival for the Friday, October 12th session. To enter, find them on Facebook, Like them and read the instructions on the WIN TICKETS event and follow them. 2nd place is Beer for a Year, and 3rd place is One Free Growler Fill. Winners will be announced via email on September 19th.

Rumored New Brewery Names(Colorado) - The Brewers Association keeps a list of new planned breweries and the following names came up as being in the planning stages in Colorado.
- Alien Farms - Westminster, CO.
- Mountain Toad Brewing - 900 Washington Ave. Golden, CO.
- Pachamama Brewing Company - Arvada, CO.
- The Kettle and The Stone - 6880 Winchester Circle Unit F - Boulder, CO.
- X-Mormon Ale Works - Denver, CO.
If you've heard of any of these and can confirm please post a comment to this page.

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 celebrations have already begun 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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