Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Colorado Beer News 112112

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Tie One On Day aka the Day Before Thanksgiving. it's an opportunity to put the "give" back into Thanksgiving. Wrap a a homemade baked treat in a bit of cloth and tuck in a sweet note, then tie one on .. an apron of course! Then deliver the wrapped bundle to someone in need. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, November 21st, 2012.

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, not all breweries and bar bars will be open. Check with your favorite to see what hours they may be open before heading out.

Metro Denver / Boulder Breweries

Yak & Yeti (Arvada) - Starting this Friday, Nov. 23rd, it's the return of a fan favorite - Sherpa Porter starting at 11am. They'll have a release party also from 4pm to 10pm. Then, stop back every Wednesday starting December 5th for Porter Wednesdays when they will make a variation of Sherpa Porter each week through January 23rd, 2013. Here's the line-up: Dec 5 - Toasted Coconut Porter, Dec 12th - Vanilla Porter, Dec 19th - Peppermint Porter, Dec 26th - Cherry Porter, Jan 2 - Orange Chocolate Porter, Jan 9th - 100% Kona Coffee Porter, Jan 16th - Repeat of Favorite, Jan 23rd - Repeat of Favorite. If you show up each Wednesday you'll have your Pint Club Card filled out in no time. Stop in today and try their Pumpkin and Spice Ale at 4pm.

Tivoli Beer (Denver) - Get ready for a Taste of Bavaria and Tivoli Beer at Roy's Last Shot in Blackhawk, CO. November 23 at 11:00am until November 25 at 9:00pm. Roy's Last Shot will be featuring German dinners, desserts and Tivoli Beer Specials all weekend November 23rd, 24th and 25th. For each Tivoli Beer you order throughout the weekend your name will be put in a drawing for Sunday's Bronco Game, must be present to win. During Sunday's Bronco's vs. Kansas City Chiefs game they will be raffling off Tivoli T-shirts, and other prizes. There will be a 2nd half free buffet so come thirsty and hungry and kick off the holidays with a great day in the mountains and Tivoli Beer!

Great Divide Brewing Co (Denver) - Today's the last day of their 2-day Tapsgiving Takeover at the taproom. This event features 8 or their small-batch pilot beers including: Schwarzbier, Trippel, Smoked Dunkelweiss, Baby Yeti, Baby Herc, Alt Bier, Colorado Common, and Colorado Fresh Hop. These beers will flow from 2pm to 10pm today.

Elk Mountain Brewing (Parker) - Today's firkin has a Thanksgiving twist. It's a Cranberry Blond ale. They'll tap it at 4:00pm. Jessie's NOLA (food truck) will be here also! Yum, Cranberry Blond and a Shrimp Po' Boy, there's something to thankful for.

J. Wells Brewery (Boulder) - After a long battle with the Feds and local government, the J. Wells Brewery finally has all their licenses and can now start brewing beer this weekend! They got their brewhouse equipment last January, leased their space in February, got the Federal license in August and now finally the Colorado licenses. If all goes well they will have enough beer to open sometime in December. Stay tuned for news about their opening!

Black Shirt Brewing (Denver) - Good news BSB fans. They've got enough beer stocked up to open this Saturday from 4-8pm. Still have the relatives with you? Bring them on in for a brew. They're making beer as fast as they can to keep up with demand.

The Old Mill Brewery & Grill (Littleton) - Stop in tonight after 8:00pm til close for $1 beers!! Yup, just a buck! Start off your pre-Turkey celebrations at the Old Mill.

Northern Colorado Breweries & Events

Big Beaver Brewing (Loveland) - The Beaver will be open on Thanksgiving from 2pm to 9pm. They'll be tapping a special Blend of the Week. This week it's Shaved Bean Bag Ale - a blend of Shaved Tail Ale and Breezy Bean Bag Scottish Ale). Then on Black Friday, Nov. 23rd, it's Free Beer Friday! They'll offer up a free 1/6th barrel of Breezy Bean Bag Scottish Ale (limit one pint per customer) til it's gone starting at 2pm. Also, all Big Beaver merchandise (not beer) will be Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off. Then on Sunday, 11/25 the Beaver will host live music from Clark Wright from 3:30pm to 6:00pm.

Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) - Black Friday starts today at Crabtree. Get your growler fills for just $6 today! Stock up for the holiday and share a growler with your friends and family (21+ of course). Chunkin' Pumpkin is still available for a limited time!

Hops for HopeHops for Hope (Loveland) - More December beer fests this year and Hops for Hope is happening on Saturday, December 1st at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, CO from 4pm to 8pm. Cost is $25 for unlimited sampling of beer & bourbon and limited BBQ sampling. Over 60 beers, 10 bourbons, and 10 BBQ companies will be on hand serving up their best all to help benefit the American Cancer Society. Get tickets at

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - Stop in today for a pre thanksgiving beer and sandwich. Firkin Humpday will be a Black IPA tapped at 5pm. Billy from Chaulkboard Gourmet Express will be in the house serving some delicious grub! One more thing, if you need beer for thanksgiving grab it today because they will be closed on Thanksgiving to give their employees time with their family and friends.

Colorado Springs Breweries

Trinity Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Today, Nov. 21st they will be tapping Winston Smith's Barleywine at 5pm to 9pm. Then stop by on Friday, November 23rd starting at noon for the release of their Chilly water Oatmeal Baltik Porter. This is not a common style of beer by any means, in fact this style of Porter is a bottom fermented lager rather than an ale. Traditionally brewed in Northern Europe, this lager had to be strong to keep all the hearty northern souls warm. Again keep in mind this beer will always have an added twist. The twist in this winter seasonal is the choice to age the beer on some rare Mexican wood known as Cauchalalate. This wood imparts a certain dryness accompanied by chocolate and coffee flavors. Give it a try!

Mountains and West Breweries

Eddyline Brewing Co (Buena Vista) - Since they will be closed for Thanksgiving day, they have moved growler day to today! Stop by and get your growler fills for $8. They also have plenty of tallboys to go of: Crank Yanker, Boater Beer, Mountain Fairy raspberry Wheat and Pumpkin Patch. Stock up for the holiday week!

Live Music - Beer and music go great together and many Colorado breweries and watering holes offer live entertainment every day. Check out the Colorado Brewery Music Listings and find who's playing at your favorite brewery or beer bar. Updated daily.

CO Beer Festivals - Looking for info on upcoming beer festivals or related events in Colorado? Check out the listings on the 2012 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar. Updated daily.

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