Monday, September 10, 2012

Colorado Beer News 091012

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Swap Ideas Day. Get together with your friends and co-workers today and exchange some thoughts or ideas you have that may be able to help each other out. Who knows, perhaps you have an idea that might help save some one a lot of time or effort. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, September 10th, 2012.

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Great Storm Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Join Great Storm Brewing for their Oktoberfest party coming up on September 22nd. Local bluesman BJ Estares will perform from 6pm to 9pm at their seasonal bash and they will unleash at LEAST three new beers that morning starting at 11am including: Red Oktober (Irish/German mashup), Lightningstorm Wheat Wine, and Ralphie's Red Rye. Plus some other surprises from their brewer Jeff.

Patrick's Irish Pub (Greeley) - Monday nights at the pub mean $7 micro liters. Get a full liter (big glass) of the following brews tonight: Strongbow, Ace Pear Cider, Smithwick's Lagunitas IPA, Ellie's Brown Ale, Master Thief, Craft Lager (Blue Paddle when that's kicked), Fat Tire, Red Hoptober, Oskar Blues Old Chub, New Belgium 1554, Odell EZ Street, Summer Pale Ale, Weihenstephaner, and Left Hand Milk Stout.

Joyride Brewing Company (Denver) - This brewery in the making is closing in on 20 days left in their Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to help them finance part of their brewing operations. They've raised over $4175 out of the $5000 goal. The deadline for helping them out (in exchange for some nice benefits) is September 30th. Visit their Kickstarter page for more details on this new operation in the works. (Formerly Crooked Keg Brewing Company)

World Brewers ForumWorld Brewers Forum (Denver) - Here's another event that's happening in concurrence with the Great American Beer Festival - it's the 18th annual World Brewers Forum being held on Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 8pm to midnight at the Denver Marriott Hotel (1701 California Street). Admission if FREE with your RSVP to This event is sponsored by KROC (the Keg Ran Out Club) and features some great brewing experts including: Mitch Steele from Stone Brewing, Mark Irwin - Brewmaster of No-Li Brewhouse, and John Bryant - Partner/Owner of No-Li Brewhouse. Also on tap there will be 18 or more unique homebrews fro KROC members to try, and prize drawings and a silent auction to benefit the Children's Hospital of Denver.

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - When Fort Collins' newest brewery opens in October, expect to see just just their own beers on tap, but also several other guest beers from around the region. They plan to have 40 taps available at all times which should make them tied for the 3rd largest beer bar in Fort Collins. Get ready Northern Colorado for this new brewery to be located at the SW corner of Prospect and College Ave.

Falling Rock Tap House (Denver) - Their official list of 2012 GABF week events has been posted. A full week of special tappings that you won't want to miss. Check out the full article on what FRTH has in store for everyone during this year's biggest beer festival in Colorado. It all starts on Monday, October 8th and runs through Saturday, October 13th. Tappings from Great Divide, Elysian Brewing, St. Martin, AC Golden, 50/50 Brewing, Odell, Boulder Beer, Rogue, Oskar Blues, Sun King, Sierra Nevada, Boulevard, Green Flash, Cigar City, Anderson Valley, Stone Brewing, the CHEERS event, Avery Brewing, English beers, Firestone Walker, and New Belgium. Even more being planned so stay tuned.

Tiny Ass Brewery (Broomfield) - Found this name while looking through Twitter. This is a brewery in the early development stages being created by two guys - Matt & Jared - who are homebrewers. They are hoping to open this brewery in the Broomfield, CO area in the "next couple of years". You can follow their efforts on Twitter at @tinyassbrewery or visit them on the web at Their symbol is the donkey and their motto is "Stubbornly Ambitious". More on this brewery as things develop.

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - The brewery was selected for being the 2012 People's Choice for the Best Peach Brew by attendees of this year's Fort Collins Peach Festival. Their peach porter called "Pichi Himi" took home the honors.

31 Days til the GABF - Just a full month!

Beers Made By Walking (Monument) - The next installment of Focus On The Beer's series of Beers Made By Walking will happen at Pikes Peak Brewing - 1756 Lake Woodmoor Drive on Saturday, September 22nd from 3pm to 6pm. The cost is $10 to participate. There will be eight beers offered inspired by plants on a hike at Palmer Lake. These beers were brewed at Pikes Peak Brewing. More info at: Also, coming up on October 9th from 5pm to 8pm at the Wynkoop Brewing Company in Denver will be another event with 10 beers inspired by plants on hikes around Colorado. Participating brewery will be Crooked Stave, Lone Tree, New Belgium, Oskar Blues, Phantom Canyon, Pike Peak Brewing, Ska Brewing, Strange Brewing, Trinity Brewing and Wynkoop. Tickets are $15 for 10 tickets.

Oskar Blues OrdealOskar Blues GABF 2012 Ordeal (Denver/Longmont) - Oskar Blues is going to take you on a ride unlike any you've been on before, one where you start in Denver outside of the infamous Falling Rock Tap House, traverse up to Lyons, Colorado to see the original brewpub, where you'll get to dive into one of their breakfast burritos while checking out where it all began for them, head out to their sustainable Hops & Heifers Farm for a tour & some fresh-hopped brew made with hops grown on the farm, trek over to Home Made Liquids & Solids, the 40+ tap handle craft beer bar in Longmont for beers & lunch, and finish up with a stop by the brewery for a tour and, wait for it... MORE BEER! After you're thoroughly satiated & thirst has been quenched, you'll be taken back to Denver, arriving back at the Falling Rock Tap House just in time for you to regroup before heading off to a GABF session or the many events happening in Denver that week. Needless to say, you won't be short on beer, food or good times. Tickets for the Wednesday, October 10th bus is $60 per person. Kick-off is at 8am. Available at Brown Paper Tickets.

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