Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Colorado Beer News 082812

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Radio Commercial Day. It was on this fateful day back in 1922 when the first radio commercial was broadcast. Back then, this commercial was 10 minutes long and cost a whopping $100. Luckily, commercials today don't typically last anywhere near 10 minutes (thank goodness), yet we are bombarded with them all the time. After all, nothing good for free can come without sponsorships. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, August 28th, 2012.

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Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Oktoberfest season is coming and Grimm Brothers wants to throw a special celebration of their own. Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 29th at their taproom in Loveland. Several bands will be playing that day including The Stubby Shillelaghs. Grimm Brothers has also ordered custom Grimm steins and will make them available during Oktoberfest for $30 each which will include two fills. Don't forget also - tomorrow, August 29th marks the debut of Big Bad Wolf, a Sticke Alt Ale in 22oz bomber bottles and on tap at the brewery. Limit 2 cases per person. Plus, if you purchase any size Master Thief or Grandfather Grimm beer you'll get free Javabites cookies to try.

Clockwork Brewing Company (Aurora) - There's been a name change for one of the upcoming breweries. Clockwork Brewing Company (formerly TwinHops Brewing) will be headed up by Scott and Brad Burton. Their former Facebook, website and Twitter accounts will all be replaced with the new Clockwork Brewing Co name. They needed to change the name from TwinHops Brewing to avoid taking legal action to use the name. The spirit of their old business lives on and they plan to soon share their passion for beer with all of you.

Crystal Springs Brewing (Boulder) - Lots happening at Crystal Springs Brewing. First, an expansion is in the works. They are looking for a new place to grow and additional investors to help make that happen as business is good. Second, their Black Saddle PBA Stout won two medals - gold for Wood Aged Beer and the John Hanley Memorial Award for Best of Class Wood Aged Beer at the Colorado State Fair. That beer has been in the works for almost 2 years and will be released next week. They'll also release Doc's Porter by next week. They are also going to put their South Ridge Amber in cans by late October. Look for a special rum-related release in November. Look for their brews soon to come to Estes Park. Find their beer also at the Steamboat Oktoberwest on September 22nd.

Upslope Brewing Company (Boulder) - Today on Twitter, Upslope posted a picture of their upcoming Limited Release series beer - Pumpkin Ale. This beer is being packaged in a limited run of 16oz cans and should be available very soon wherever Upslope beer is sold.

Colorado Craft Beer Show (AM 760) - Join the Gubna this Saturday at noon at Freshcraft for their 2nd anniversary party! There will be some special beers and a day full of BBQ. Or if you are in the 4 corners area join Turk at Ska Brewing. It will be a special split remote as Ska is also preparing for their 17th anniversary!

Freshcraft (Denver) - Speaking of their 2nd Anniversary Party - on Saturday, September 1st from 11am til close Freshcraft will throw a party featuring firkins and several other special tappings throughout the day. In addition to their regular menu, they will offer up some great BBQ all day. Check out their Facebook page for details on this event.

Gravity Brewing (Louisville) - By popular demand, they brewed their Imperial Stout this last weekend. Followed by a Belgian Abbey/Dubbel. Both should be ready for their grand opening on 9/8/12. They want to thank everyone that came in this past weekend.

Ska Brewing Company (Durango) - If you are in Durango September 8 from 4:00pm to 9:00pm stop by Ska Brewing World Headquarters for their 17th Anniversary party. Reel Big Fish will be jammin' and so will some guest beers from Ouray Brewery. This event sold out last year, so get your tickets early. Tickets are available at Ska Brewing and Southwest Sound in Durango, and online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/246806.

Pateros Creek Brewing (Fort Collins) - Today in the taproom - Pateros Creek will be tapping their Pro-Am beer - Beardless Baltic Porter at 6:30pm. Come meet Nate Boot who's recipe this beer originated from and enjoy this special dark brew.

Arvada Beer Company (Arvada) will be throwing a GABF Release Party on Wednesday, September 19th from 5pm to 9pm. All 9 of their GABF entries will be on tap. The cost is $20 per person, buy tickets now, $25 at the door, includes a taster of all 9 beers they are entering as well as 1 pint of your favorite beer. Also they will have meats and cheeses from Olde Town's own Woodburn Deli. Buy your tickets now. Limited to the first 100 people.

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