Monday, December 31, 2012

Colorado Beer News 123112

Colorado Beer NewsToday is New Years Eve Day. It's one last chance to celebrate (or say good riddance to) 2012. Was this year a good one for you or was it one to forget? Whichever the case may be, be sure to gather with your friends or family and ring out the old year in style. Just be sure NOT to Drink and Drive tonight. Use a designated driver or call a taxi or use public transportation. Let's keep it safe for everyone. Wishing you all a better 2013! Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, December 31st, 2012.

Metro Denver

Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew (Denver) - One of Denver's smallest breweries is having a New Years Eve party. Stop by and try their Belgian Strong Ale tapping and join in for the countdown at midnight. They'll be open today from 6pm to 2am.

Great Divide Brewing Co (Denver) - The taproom is staying open late tonight for a midnight toast. They'll be featuring their newest seasonal beer - Orabelle Belgian-style Tripel, brewed with spices. Doors will stay open til around 12:30am. Orabelle will hit shelves starting in January 2013.

Prost Brewing (Denver) - It's New Years Eve! And it's also 2-for-1 Growler Monday. Stop in and grab your favorites. They've got plenty of them pre-filled waiting for you. Join them for their NYE party as well.

Arvada Beer Company (Arvada) - The brewery will close at 7pm tonight for an hour then re-open at 8pm for their New Years Eve party. Tickets are still available. For $50 you get all the beer and soft drinks you would like to drink, a DJ and dancing, and a free buffet. Plus a special beer toast at midnight. ABC will be closed tomorrow, so come get your growlers filled today!

Cannonball Creek Brewing Company (Golden) - In just a couple of weeks, Golden will see another brewery open up in town. Cannonball Creek Brewing Company is nearly ready to open its doors to the public. They posted a picture of their taproom on Facebook today. Check it out! Located at: 393 N. Washington Ave. Golden, CO. (Image courtesy Cannonball Creek Brewing Company)
Cannonball Creek taproom

Renegade Brewing Company (Denver) - It's like a Reeses in a glass. Tonight at 6:00pm Renegade is releasing their Black Gold Peanut Butter Cup Stout. This rich brew is a once in a year kinda brew that is bound to go fast. Come on in and end the year with a tasty liquid treat.

Live Brewery Music Tonight:
PrettyMouth - Rackhouse Pub - Denver - 9:00pm to close - NYE Left Hand Tap Takeover
The Ruckus - Bull & Bush Pub & Brewery - Denver - 9:00pm - midnight+. No cover.
Zolopht and the Destroyers - Breckenridge Colorado Craft - 9:00pm - no cover.

Boulder County

Gravity Brewing (Louisville) - The brewery taproom is open today from 4:00pm til after midnight. They plan to release two new beers today, Schwag - a session ale, and an Espresso Stout (small batch). There will be two live bands starting after 6pm - Chris Rippey and Crashopper. Come party into the new year with Gravity!

Live Brewery Music Tonight:
Buckner Funken (funk) - Home Made Liquids & Solids - Longmont - 9pm NYE Party $15/$20 entry
Bonnie & the Clydes (country) - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew - Lyons - 9:00pm NYE Party $20 entry
Scott Von Roots Band - Left Hand Brewing - Longmont - 8:00pm - 12:00am+ $10 cover.
Buddha Bomb, Orpheus, Sundragon, Mantra Matrix - Shine Restaurant & Brewery - Boulder - 9:00pm.
Chris Rippey & Crashopper - Gravity Brewing - Louisville - 6:00pm - New Years Eve party.

Northern Colorado

Odell Brewing Company (Ft. Collins) - Guess what's rolling off the bottling line today? It's Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout. Look for it early in the new year on store shelves near you. Betcha can't wait to try this one!

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Sad news. The Grimm Brothers New Year's Eve Party at The Garden Room has been cancelled. They apologize for the inconvenience.

Live Brewery Music Tonight:
Colleen Glynn, Tom Barbour Trio - Mayor of Old Town - Ft. Collins - 6:30pm & 9:00pm.
Indigent Row - Echo Brewing Company - Frederick - 8:30pm NYE Party.

Southern Front Range

Phantom Canyon Brewing (Colorado Springs) - There's a new brew tapping today at Phantom Canyon. TREMONIA - a Dortmunder Export Lager. It's their take on the Westphalian lager that originated in Germany's steel and coal district along the River Ruhr in the 19th century. Dortmunder is a working-class beer takes the hoppy elements of the aromatic Pilsner from Bohemia and combines them with malty elements of the straw-blond Munich Helles. 5.8% ABV.

Live Brewery Music Tonight:
The Chimney Choir (world music) - Pikes Peak Brewing - Monument - 7:00pm - 12:30am

Mountains and West

Carver Brewing (Durango) - New Years Eve will get popping starting at 9pm. Live music from Waiting on Trial and a midnight countdown and toast. Just a $5 cover and your choice of either Barleywine or Champagne at midnight. Open til 1:30am.

Live Brewery Music Tonight:
Something Underground - Dillon Dam Brewery - Dillon - 9:30pm - 1:30am
The Luv Brothers - Pug Ryan's Brewery - Dillon - 9:00pm Halloween party
Bittersweet - San Luis Valley Brewing - Alamosa - 10:00pm - 1:00am.
Waiting on Trial - Carver Brewing Company - Durango - 9:00pm

Bars, Restaurants and Misc.

Rackhouse Pub (Denver) - There's going to be a Left Hand Brewing Tap Takeover at the Rackhouse tonight. They'll be NO COVER, live music, 23+ taps and a Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey midnight toast. Be safe and don't drive after drinking.

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