Thursday, December 27, 2012

Colorado Beer News 122712

Colorado Beer NewsThe lull after the holidays hitting you already? For many, this week is a nice quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of the last month. Why not relax today with a nice local crafted beer? There are still plenty of holiday seasonals available and soon it will be time for Spring seasonals to start arriving (yes already). Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, December 27th, 2012.

Metro Denver

American Craft Beer Radio (Denver 102.3FM) - Gary V and the crew would like to invite everyone down to Dry Dock Brewing this Saturday from 12:00pm to 2:00pm for a live radio show from the barrel room. They will be sampling some tasty Dry Dock brews and giving away a couple of large beer baskets to help you celebrate your New Years Eve.

Colorado Craft Beer Show (Denver AM 760) - Over on the AM dial, Turk and the Gubna will be broadcasting live over at Arvada Beer Company in Olde Town Arvada. They will be live from 12pm to 2pm as well and will have some great giveaways to those who are in attendance.

Beer By Design signBeer By Design Brewery (Northglenn) - 2013 will be another busy year for brewery openings and Beer By Design plans to be one of them. They kicked off their construction this week and hung up a sign outside their targeted location at 2100 E. 112th Avenue in Northglenn, CO. Follow their progress on Facebook or visit them on the web at (Photo courtesy Beer By Design)

River North Brewery (Denver) - Today, they plan on tapping a keg of Barrel Series No. 4 - BPR aged in whiskey barrels. Available after 3pm. This is the last keg of it there at the taproom. The Baba & Pop's Kitchen food truck will be on hand serving up some great food as well.

Boulder County

Avery Brewing (Boulder) - Make and break your New Year's Resolutions with Avery Brewing! On Wednesday, January 9th starting at 5:00pm Earn Your Brew, Sisterhood of the Hop style! Join in for a short run starting at the brewery at 5pm and end in their Barrel-Aging Cellar with a pint on Avery! Stay all night for $1` off beers. No tickets or registration necessary. Just bring warm, reflective clothing, a headlamp if you want one, and a thirst for the new year! (If you can't make the run, you'll still get $1 off beers just for hanging out at Avery!)

Northern Colorado

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Last minute news: Tonight at the Pourhouse in Loveland, CO they are having a tap takeover. Six different FCB beers will be on tap and when you buy a pint you can take the glass home with you. The takeover lasts until 7:00pm tonight. If you can't make that, then plan to dress up in your best 20's costume and head to the brewery / Gravity 1020 for their annual New Beer's Eve party. They be hosting a 4 course meal, a swing band, dancing and a champagne toast at midnight. View the December calendar for details.

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Beer Special! Get $2 Old Town Ale and Snowy River tonight just in time for Geeks Who Drink Trivia. They also have a Coconut Pomegranate Porter on the Outlaw Tap. Hungry? Get your grub from the Giggling Greek who will be on hand outside.

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - Last week they brewed a Brett Saison that used three different types of yeast - two Saison strains and one Brett. This will be released as one of their 'experimental' beers. It will only be available in bottle in the Funkwerks taproom, and will be available on draft in select Fort Collins locations only. Stay tuned for it's official release in late January!

Odell Brewing Company (Ft. Collins) - Great news! Starting in January, Odell's taproom will be open on Sundays. And to kick it all off they're hosting the release party for their new Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout on January 6th at 11:00am.

Southern Front Range

Paradox Beer Company (Woodland Park) - Their second release (batch 13) of the Paradise Nines I.P.A Project will be hitting the shelves starting tomorrow Fri. 12/27/12! Branded the "Catcher" it's an Ameri-Belgo style RYE I.P.A. Brewed with 30% rye, aged 4 months in American oak barrels that had Syrah wine and then Whiskey, hopped with El Dorados and New Zealand Pacific Gems. It weighs in at a hefty 7.6% ABV. It's a small batch, so seek and enjoy.

Mountains and West

Copper Club Brewing Co (Fruita) - Now that their grand opening is done, they are settling into some regular hours. Mon-Wed-Thu 2pm - 8pm, Fri-Sat 2pm - 9pm. Closed Tuesday. Stop in and try their brand new Healthy Heart Oatmeal Stout. Four beers on tap plus root beer too.

Colorado Boy Brewery (Ridgway) - On Monday, stop by for a $2 pint of any brew and help Colorado Boy celebrate their 4th anniversary. They will be open on New Years Eve from 4pm to 9pm and serving everything.

Bars, Restaurants and Misc.

Cranknstein (Ft. Collins) - Attention Homebrewers! Cranknstein is planning to host their 1st annual Cranknstein Battle of the Homebrews. Enter your homebrew into their competition set to finalize on Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 8:00pm. Any style of beer is welcome and will be split into three catagories: Light Weight (6% ABV or lower), Middle Weight (6-9% ABV) and Heavy Weight (9% ABV or higher). Register your entry no later than February 1st by coming into Cranknstein and filling out a registration form. One entry per category per brewer. 3 bottles required to enter. Judging will take place on Saturday, February 16th with the winners being announced that evening around 8pm. Happy brewing!

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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