Monday, September 17, 2012

Colorado Beer News 091712

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Time's Up Day. Just a gentle reminder that if you've been putting off making up with someone that you've been meaning to for a long time that today's the day to do it. Yup, time's up - do it now. You shouldn't wait any longer. Who knows, it might just make you and that other person feel a lot better. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, September 17th, 2012.

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Fall Harvest Brewfest (Ft. Collins) - This Saturday, September 22nd from 6pm to 9pm at the Drake Center - 802 W. Drake Street in Fort Collins, it's the 4th Annual Fall Harvest Brewfest. Tickets On Sale Now! $35.00 for GA, $50.00 for VIP (+ $5.00 day of event) Benefitting The Animal House Rescue & Grooming. Celebrate this beautiful and bountiful time of year with your favorite brews, music, food and exaltation of all things canine. To help you find your inner beer enthusiast, you will find over 25 breweries, micro-distilleries and craft beer-inspired local food pairings. 2012 serves up more elbow room with an outdoor tent and additional tasting opportunities from new brewers, distillers and local food purveyors. Listen to live music from Mosey West.

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - In preparation for their opening, Black Bottle Brewery is offering up a limited number of entries into their Black Bottle Brewery Blacklist. The Blacklist is a special, limited supply, membership to Black Bottle Brewery. This membership can be purchased or won (through a contest) by members of their community. Membership is capped at only 200 people - so get yours before they're gone. Blacklist memberships last for one year.
Members will receive a BBB t-shirt, BBB glass, BBB growler including a free 1st fill, BBB membership card, $1 growler fills, $1 off selected pints, 15% off merchandise, 20% off entire bill for groups of 4-10 people, invites to barrel tastings, beer dinners and special release tappings, one free meal per membership (2 menu items), and a chance to win a brewing session on their pilot system. Memberships cost $50 and go on sale today. Visit for details and sign-ups.

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - The next Cellar Reserve release is coming up Saturday, October 6th from 10am to 2pm at their new Barrel Cellar at 1441 W. 46th Ave, Unit 19 (Denver) and this time members will be getting 3 releases including: Surette Reserva Chardonnay (barrel-aged), Oculus (golden sour with Vignole grapes), and Sentience Cognac barrel-aged sour quad. There will even be a 4th beer, but not included in the membership called Sentience Bourbon barrel-aged sour quad (sold separately). Bottle limits for extras will be in place.

River North Brewery (Denver) - During the days leading up to and including the GABF, River North is planning to tap special brews, one each day from October 5th through the 14th. Here's what's in store for their patrons:
Friday, 10/5 – J. Marie Saison aged in whiskey. 3pm.
Saturday, 10/6 – River North White aged in white wine. 1pm.
Sunday, 10/7 – River North White aged in whiskey. 1pm.
Monday, 10/8 – BPR aged in whiskey. 3pm.
Tuesday, 10/9 – J. Marie Saison aged in whiskey. 3pm.
Wednesday, 10/10 – River North White plus both barrel-aged versions. 1pm.
Thursday, 10/11 – Quandary Quadrupel aged in whiskey. 1pm.
Friday, 10/12 – BPR aged in whiskey. 1pm.
Saturday, 10/13 – Avarice Imperial Stout plus a TBA barrel-aged brew. 1pm.
Sunday, 10/14 – Quandary Quadrupel plus a TBA barrel-aged brew. 1pm.
In addition to the set tappings, they will also throw on some experimental Wayward brews whenever they have an open tap line. And if that wasn’t enough, there may be one late barrel-aged addition to the party.

Trinity Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Response was so good that they have sold out of ALL draught of Emma's Pumpkin ale already (they still have about 30 bottles left). But fear not, they have decided to brew up another batch of this popular brew for everyone today. Look for more available in the coming weeks.

Big Beaver Brewing (Loveland) - During the Broncos game tonight starting at 6:30pm get a Hoppy Meal (brat + beer) for $7. Also get half price pitchers of beer and a chance to win Big Beaver merchandise and/or beer. Make Monday Night Football even better at Big Beaver.

Odell Brewing (Fort Collins) - It may not be time to turn back the clocks yet, but Odell Brewing can't wait to release their Odell Mountain Standard Double Black IPA this Saturday, September 22nd. It's back for another season and will be distributed to their entire 10-state area. Read up on this returning brew in their Press Release dated today. Also, this Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm come join them for an early sampling of Odell's Fall Harvest Brew a special seasonal beer made just for the Fall Harvest Brewfest! There is no cost to attend.

2012 GABF is just 24 Days Away!

Arvada Beer Company (Arvada) - There's still tickets left for Wednesday's GABF Release party. Tasters of all 9 beers they entered plus a pint of your favorite. Meat and cheese from Woodburn's Deli all for $20. Get your tickets today.

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont) - This Friday, September 21st, Left Hand Brewing is turning nineteen years old! To celebrate, they are inviting everyone to join them that evening in their tasting room! They will be joined by a live band, and pouring an extremely rare TNT Weizen Doppelbock (aged since 2010), serving free brats and best of all attendance does not require that you purchase a ticket (at all). Head there after work or soon after they open.

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - There will be a Boulder Beer Tap Takeover tomorrow night, Tuesday September 18th, at Dad & Dudes Breweria. Boulder Beer's Cold Hop, Buff Gold, Singletrack, Hazed and a barrel aged French Saison will be featured. Dad & Dudes is located at the corner of Arapahoe and Parker in that crazy intersection (6730 S. Cornerstar Way). People get a free pint glass with the purchase of their first Boulder beer! (While supplies last)

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