Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Colorado Beer News 121212

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Anti-Doomsday Day. The Astronomical Society of the Pacific declared this day as a time for rational thinking and reasoned discourse. This numerical kind of date only comes around once in a century and people all around the world at 12-12-12 12:12:12pm are reserving that time for special occasions like weddings, ceremonies and other occasions where they believe that date and time will bring them luck and fortune. Will this day hold some significance for you? If not, you can always celebrate National Ding-a-Ling Day instead. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, December 12th, 2012.

Metro Denver / Boulder

Rockyard Brewing Company (Castle Rock) - The brewers spent part of their day filling bourbon barrels with their Oatmeal Stout yesterday. After aging for a while you can expect to be able to sample some of this award winning Bourbon Barrel Stout recipe. Last minute gift idea: Their 40oz Stainless Steel Growler keeps liquids cold or hot! It comes with 3 fills of their house beer for $35.00. It's the gift that keeps on giving, and you'll be known as the best gift giver in the world!

Arvada Beer Company (Arvada) - To date, they have sold more than half of their Mug Club memberships for 2013. Our first members "pre-release party" is tomorrow. . . Do you have your Mug Club card yet? A new benefit was just added by popular demand, Mug Club members get Sunday Growler pricing 7 days a week! $2 off any growler fill everyday! Can you guess what that is worth? Come get yours before they sell out for this year!

Boulder Beer Company (Boulder) - The Honey of A Saison Rollout Party is this Thursday night at Boulder Beer Co. Brewery and Pub from 4pm - 7pm. Prizes, an Ugly Sweater contest, Drunken Honey Chili, and get a buck off this stinger of a beer that rolls in at 11.5% ABV. Rolling out now to locations across the U.S.!

Strange Brewing Company (Denver) - It's time again for ONE-BARREL WEDNESDAY - today it's Juliette Saison Test #1. They are working on a new saison for the beer board. First batch is 5.8%, 40IBUs, brewed with 20% malted wheat, Czech Saaz hops, ginger, coriander and bitter orange peel. They need your feedback on this one. Come on by for a pint!

Northern Colorado

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Miss hockey? You can win 2 tickets to see the Colorado Eagles vs Bakersfield Condors on December 19 by supporting their efforts with Santa Cops of Larimer County. Just bring an unwrapped, New Toy valued at $10 or more to the Taproom by Monday, December 17. Your name will be entered in a drawing for 2 tickets to the Eagles game in Loveland at the Bud Event Center, a Grimm T-Shirt, and a Free Pint of Beer.

Equinox Brewing (Fort Collins) - Announcing the Twelve Days of Beer. Starting tomorrow Equinox will be tapping a different, special beer each day until Christmas Eve: Thurs. 12/13 – Cinnamon Clove Alt (firkin), Fri. 12/14 – “11” Dark Strong Ale (10% ABV), Sat. 12/15 – "Hey You" Bock, Sun. 12/16 (last day of Hanukkah) – Coconut Date Eclipse Brown (pin), Mon. 12/17 – Sugar and Spice O’rion (pin), Tues. 12/18 – Mint Chocolate Mr. Delicious, Weds. 12/19 – The Details Golden Strong (9.4 % ABV), Thurs. 12/20 – Orange Zest Zenith IPA (firkin), Fri. 12/21 – Roggen (Rye) Bier, Sat. 12/22 – Borealis Winter Ale, Sun. 12/23 – Gratzer (smoked hefeweizen), and Mon. 12/24 – Chocolate Covered Cherry Mr. D.

Southern Front Range

Pikes Peak Brewing (Monument) - New Year's Eve New Beer reveal of the day: Gold Rush fermented with Brettanomyces. Expect a tangy rush of flavor as we release this beer during the Monumental New Year's Eve Party a PPBC - Do you have your tickets yet?

Mountains and West

Kannah Creek Brewing (Grand Junction) - Just 3 days left to sign up for their Beer Class on Sunday, December 16th. Matt will be teaching this class. Kannah Creek even bought special glasses to serve the beer samples in. Who doesn't want to drink great beer on a Sunday afternoon?

Tommyknocker Brewery (Idaho Springs) - In honor of working with the Coors Distributing Company and distributing 56,000 cases of their beer this year, Tommyknocker has put out a special edition beer called: 50,000 Cases - Tommyknowcker Special Edition Pale Ale. This is a "sessionable pale ale with a hint of mountain pine. Copper in color, medium in body and malty sweetness with a high drinkability factor. The flavors and aroma sway between fruity and citrus with up front American hops and a hint of herbal mountain pine." - 5.0% ABV and 44 IBU in 12oz bottles.

Ska Brewing Co (Durango) - Mark your calendar for this Saturday, December 15th at 8pm. Up at the Grand Imperial Hotel in Silverton, CO - Ska and Venture Snowboards are hosting the 8th Annual Season Kick Off Party for Silverton Mountain ski resort. This 21+ only event features live music, door prizes and a raffle to win an awesome Ska Mole Stout label snowboard. $6 cover charge. This snowboard is sure to be a collector's item. Plenty of Ska brew on hand.

Bars, Restaurants and Misc.

Parry's Pizza (Castle Rock) - This Friday, December 14th at 6:00pm, Parry's in Castle Rock will be hosting an Upslope Brewing Pint Night. Upslope will be handing out their pint glasses when you order one of their beers. Get down there and grab some glass before they're all gone.

Catch up on Colorado Beer News from earlier this week:
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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.

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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