Welcome 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 Monday, August 27th, 2012. More news being added to this page throughout the day til 3:00pm MDT. If you missed it, read Part One.
Sour Beer Day (September 8th) - There is an effort underway to designate the 2nd Saturday of September - Sour Beer Day. A day to commemorate sour ales and the stuff that makes them including: Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus and Pediococcus. This day is not a contest, not a debate, just an excuse to celebrate Sour Beer. Join the Facebook page or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Also use hashtag #SourBeerDay on Twitter.
Pateros Creek Brewing Company (Fort Collins) - Today's Outlaw: A very special treat. The winner of the people's choice award at the ft.collin's peach fest "Piche Him'e". A peach/almond porter. This will be the grand finale of the August dessert beer's. It tapped at 11am today!
Left Hand Brewing Company (Longmont) - Join in this Friday at Left Hand Brewing for the inaugural tapping of their 2012 Pro Am beer: Java Lava, a Vietnamese coffee stout! Have your first sip along with a first glimpse at their film on the Pro Am journey! See you in Longmont.
Trinity Brewing Company (Colorado Springs) - For all you Eco-Region Foodies out there !!! Trinity just decided that the Date of their 6 course Harvest Saison dinner will be held on Sunday Nov. 4th, with seating at 8pm. All food will be sourced within 100 miles of the pub and Saison is their favorite style to brew! Be certain to sign up quick when they release the menu and tickets next week! Their last beer dinner sold out in 3 hours!
Hops & Pie (Denver) - On Friday, September 7th at 6pm, stop in to Hops & Pie on Tennyson for a special firkin featuring Oskar Blues. Tim Matthews, firkin Master, is blending equal parts of G'Knight, Deviants Dale's and Dale's Pale Ale - conditioned in a cask and dry hopped with Simcoe hops. This results in a tasty 7.6% ABV 80 IBU hop wonder. Mark your calendars to attend a week from Friday.
2013 Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines (Vail) - Tickets for the 2013 festival set for January 10-12, 2013 at Vail Cascade Resort & Spa go on sale this Saturday, September 1st at 10am MDT! This event tends to sell out very quickly, so prepare and get your tickets early. Tickets for the tasting and seminars are as low as $55 and go all the way up to $500 for the full VIP experience. Find out more at: www.bigbeersfestival.com.
New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins) - When their new Shift Pale Lager debuted in the Spring, this brew was only available was in 16oz cans. Now, according to a new label approval released this week, Shift Pale Lager appears to be headed to 12oz cans as well. No word yet on if/when the smaller 12oz cans will be made available.
New Label Approvals (Colorado) - The TTB just accepted three new label approvals for Colorado breweries including two keg-only approvals for Avery Brewing Company: Avery 3Point5 Session Pale Ale and Avery Lizzie Lee's Riverside Belgian Ale. Also, Dry Dock Brewing Company had a label approved for their Dry Dock Hop Abomination IPA in 12oz cans. Look for word coming soon on availability for these new beers.
Vine Street Pub & Brewery (Denver) - Vine Street Pub is throwing the Second Annual Uptown Block Party and Brewer’s Olympics, on September 15th, 2012 at 1pm (music starts at 5:30pm); a free community event featuring live music from Keith Mosley of String Cheese Incident with Scott Law & Friends. “The best beer garden in the Front Range” will feature beer from Mountain Sun, Breckenridge, Upslope, Wynkoop, Boulder Beer, Twisted Pine, Avery Brewing, Great Divide, Odell, Oskar Blues and Renegade breweries, available for $5 a pint. Among other brews, Mountain Sun will pour the ‘Number One,’ a Belgian ale that is the first beer to be brewed at the new Vine Street Brewery. Watch as Denver’s 10 top craft breweries face-off in the Second Annual Brewer’s Olympics. The brewers’ excellence in beer-making will not prepare them for the raucous events that make up the Brewer’s Olympics. (Check out this video from last year’s event, for a hint of what to expect.)
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.
Live 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.
Festival 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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