Monday, November 26, 2012

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Colorado Beer News page 2Welcome to Page 2 of today's Colorado Beer News. Here's more of what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, November 26, 2012. More news being added to this page throughout the day til 3:00pm Mountain time.

Northern Colorado Breweries - continued

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Want to burn off some holiday calories and reduce your shopping stress? Check out the Bend and Brew yoga class at Pateros Creek on Sunday, December 16th from 11am to 12pm sponsored by Napa of Beer (blog). For $15, you get 1 hour of yoga instruction and a post-yoga beer. RSVP at Please BYO yoga mat.

Colorado Springs Breweries

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Got the Monday after a long holiday blues? Cheer up with $3 draughts all day long at their tap room! A Winter Warlock sounds good on this cooler than normal day.

Phantom Canyon Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - It's that time again for holiday gift cards. Check out out their holiday gift packs. They also have t-shirts, pint glasses, growlers and more. And just to make your life a little bit tastier. From November 23rd through December 24th, purchase $100 in gift cards and receive a $15 gift card FREE. Happy Holidays from all the folks at Phantom Canyon!

Paradox Beer Company (Woodland Park) - Business has been so good that Paradox has had to expand already! This week they added two new fermentation tanks that ups their brewing capacity by 66%. If you haven't yet visited Paradox Beer they you need to see why they've been so busy trying to keep up with demand.

Mountains and West Breweries

Ska Brewing Co (Durango) - Venture Snowboards and Ska Brewing are once again teaming up to welcome winter with our 8th Annual Season Kickoff Party scheduled for Saturday, December 1st - opening day at Silverton Mountain! This year's Season Kickoff features live music from Buster's Ghost and Farmington Hill, Ska drink specials, and tons of giveaways from event sponsors. The highlight of the evening will be the raffle for a coveted limited edition Ska/Venture custom snowboard. This year's deck features the Mole Stout graphic, and is destined to become a collector’s item for beer and snow lovers alike. The Season Kickoff Party gets rockin' at 8 pm at Silverton's Grand Imperial Hotel (1219 Greene Street). Cover charge is $6 and this is a 21+ event. Proceeds will benefit the Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies in Silverton. For more information call 970.387.5527

Steamworks Brewing (Durango) - Steamworks Brewing Co. continues with its special monthly “firkin” tapping Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, featuring, in the spirit of the holidays, a special mulled ale or “Wassail.” The cask will be tapped at 3 p.m. Often associated with the Christmas holiday season, Wassail historically is a mulled hot cider made with sugar, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Contemporary recipes often begin with a base of wine, fruit juice, or mulled ale, with brandy or sherry and apples and oranges added. “The base for our version is our Lizard Head Red, but we blend in some of the Spruce Goose,” said Steamworks Brew Master and Certified Cicerone® Ken Martin, referencing the seasonal beer brewed from fresh spruce tips. “We made a concentrated tea out of dried cherries, figs and raisins, mixed it with ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg spices and added it to the firkin. It’s a little outside the norm, but I’ve wanted to do a warm beer for some time now. It should be a nice winter warmer for the holiday season.” Unlike most draft beers, firkin beer is unpasteurized, unfiltered and naturally conditioned or carbonated, it its cask. According to Martin, the yeast transforms the sugar into alcohol within the cask, and carbonation results from the trapped carbon dioxide occurring as a byproduct. “But the Wassail will be warm if not hot as we will bring the temperature up to 150 degrees Fahrenheit,” said Brewer and Certified Cicerone® Spencer Roper. “At that temperature it will lose its carbonation. We’ll serve it in a mug with cinnamon and honey sticks.”

Bars & Restaurants Statewide

Illegal Pete's Lodo (Denver) - Have you been bad? Santa knows! Come to their Very Illegal X-Mas Party with Bad Santa and Breckenridge Christmas Ale on Saturday, December 8th from 9pm to 11pm. Sit on Bad Santa's Lap. Try a Breckenridge Christmas Ale at happy hour prices. There will be Giveaways from Santa's sack and check out the Elfed-Out Brew Girls. * Photo greeting cards of you and Bad Santa. Located at 1530 16th Street in Denver, CO. Also this week - get a New Belgium globe glass with the purchase of a New Belgium beer. They'll donate $1 for each beer you buy to a non-profit organization of Pete's choice.

Patrick's Irish Pub (Greeley) - Help celebrate the end of the month with style! Dress up, take that someone special out, and enjoy a great night at Patrick's tonight at 8:00pm! Purchase a VIP ticket for three drinks AND a martini, and don't forget their amazing selection of 31 specialty brews on tap. Tonight will be hard to beat!

CO Beer Dinners - Expand your palate! How about a beer dinner or pairing event? Lots of events are taking reservations now. Check out the Colorado Beer Dinner & Pairing Events listing.

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.

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