Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Colorado Beer News 101712

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Wear Something Gaudy Day. I'm sure you have something in your closet that looks rather extravagant, showy or somewhat tasteless. Why not show that off today?! Be bold! Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, October 17th, 2012.

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Best of Colorado Springs Awards (2012) - Recently, the Colorado Springs Independent did a readers poll on what people thought were the best food and drink places around Colorado Springs. The votes are in and some local breweries took honors this year:
- Best American Food - Phantom Canyon Brewing - 3rd Place.
- Best Neighborhood Restaurant: East - Rock Bottom Brewery - 3rd Place.
- Best Neighborhood Restaurant: Monument - Pikes Peak Brewing - 3rd Place.
- Best Restaurant for Tourists - Phantom Canyon Brewing - 1st Place.
- Best Beer Selection on Tap - Trinity Brewing Co - 2nd Place.
- Best Local Brewery - 1st. Bristol Brewing, 2nd. Trinity Brewing, 3rd. Phantom Canyon.
- Best Summer Local Microbrew - Beehive Honey Wheat - Bristol Brewing 1st place.
- Best Summer Local Microbrew - Yellow Kite - Bristol Brewing 2nd place.
- Best Summer Local Microbrew - Flo IPA - Trinity Brewing 3rd place.
- Best Winter Local Microbrew - Winter Warlock - Bristol Brewing 1st place.
- Best Winter Local Microbrew - Awaken Stout - Trinity Brewing 2nd place.
- Best Winter Local Microbrew - Summithouse - Pikes Peak Brewing 3rd place.
- Best Neighborhood Bar: East - Rocky Mountain Brewery - 3rd place.
- Best Neighborhood Bar: Monument - Pikes Peak Brewing - 1st place.
- Best Neighborhood Bar: South - Bristol Brewing - 2nd place.
- Best Neighborhood Bar: West - Trinity Brewing - 3rd place.
- Best Place to Shoot Pool - Phantom Canyon Brewing - 1st place.

Epic Brewing Company (Salt Lake City/Denver) - Some surprise news came out of the GABF that Epic Brewing Co from Utah plans to open up a 2nd brewery in Denver, CO. The new Denver facility will have the capacity for up to 15,000 barrels of beer - equal to their Salt Lake City facility. This brewery will most likely open up sometime in early 2013. Details on their new location will be coming later.

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collin) - Now that they've secured funding for their tap room expansion, they're planning to have multiple dart boards available, comfy chairs and even tables that are being built by a local company in Fort Collins. More news on their expansion as it develops.

Eddyline Brewing Co (Buena Vista) - For a very limited time and run, you can now find Eddyline's new 4-pack 16oz cans of their Pumpkin Patch, an ale made with pumpkin, honey and spices in Buena Vista and select other cities. If you find some snatch it up quick 'cuz it won't last.

Dry Dock Brewing Co (Aurora) - "Batten down the hatches..." - Dry Dock will be taking over the taps at The Rackhouse Pub in Denver for the Rackhouse Pub 3rd Anniversary Party & Dry Dock Tap Takeover on October 27th all day! And by that they mean at least 21 taps of different Dry Dock Beers. Live music by the Goat Ropers at 10pm.

De Steeg Brewing (Denver) - The start-up formerly known as High Gravity Brewing has changed it's name so as to not be confused with another brewery with a similar name already in the area. De Steeg, in Belgian, means "The Alley" and fits this company since the main entrance is currently on an alley and they plan to feature a Belgian-style beer or two (and others). Still looking for an opening before the end of this year on Tennyson Street in Denver, CO.

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - Every third Wednesday (which is today btw) is Barrel Wednesdays at Boulder Beer Co. Join them today at 4:00pm for a limited edition barrel-aged beer. Today's brew is their Rum Barrel-aged Planet Porter! Stop by and get some today as this will go quick.

Prost Brewing (Denver) - It's a Pumpkin Carving Contest! On Sunday, 10/21 & Sunday, 10/28, come carve a pumpkin for $5. Pictures of each carved pumpkin will be displayed, letting you vote for the winners. The winners will be announced on Halloween at 5:30pm. 1st prize: $75 house credit, 2nd prize: $50 house credit, 3rd prize: $25 house credit.

New Belgium (Ft. Collins) - It may not be Halloween yet, but New Belgium is pulling out their winter seasonals already. Their Frambozen - a raspberry brown ale, is now available and will soon be at a store near you. This seasonal is only available through early January, but since it was released already - don't expect it to last through the holidays. Get some now!

Beer Dinners & Pairings - Looking for something special to eat? How about a Beer Dinner or Pairing event? Check out the new Colorado Beer Dinner and Pairing Events listing.

Colorado Brewery Music ListingsLive Music at CO Breweries - Beer and music go great together and many of your Colorado breweries and top watering holes offer up live entertainment on a regular basis. Check the Colorado Brewery Music Listings and see who's playing at your favorite brewery or beer bar near you. Most places have no cover charge. Updated daily.

Beer Fest CalendarBeer 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 daily.

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