Thursday, February 28, 2013

Colorado Beer News 022813

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Papal Retirement Day. For the first time in over 600 years, a Pope has resigned while in office. Let's give Pope Benedict XVI some credit for what must be one of the toughest jobs on the planet and give him a toast today. Not just any 85 year old could do that job. Cheers! Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, February 28th, 2013.

Metro Denver

Cannonball Creek Brewing (Golden) - There's something about beer and food trucks that just go together. Cannonball Creek just released their food truck line-up for the rest of the week: Today - Smokey J's BBQ, Friday: McDevitt Taco Supply, Saturday: Quiero Arepas, and Sunday Texarado BBQ. Their tasting room will be open Thursday through Sunday at 3:00pm.

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - How many pounds of Citra whole cone hops did Crooked Stave put into their new batch of HopSavant this week? Chad Yakobson added 50 pounds (at least) of Citra hops into this recipe and it's now fermenting away in their new 60 hectalitre foeder. Citra hops have a big floral + pear aroma - it's amazing. Once it's released look for more word to be posted. Also, today they are tapping Sentience aged in a single Leopold Bros American Small Batch Whiskey barrel. Their GABF Silver medal winner was aged for another 4 months in this barrel. Just one barrel was made of this so get some quick.

Brewery Rickoli (Wheat Ridge) - Sales of their Rye Stout went so well that they ran out! Never fear, they are making more as we speak. Look for their Nitro Irish Dry Stout to come out very soon in early March. Tis the season to be Irish after all (or soon will be).

Kokopelli Beer Company (Westminster) - All the paperwork has been submitted to apply for City and State liquor licenses. If you have friends who live just south of 88th and West of Sheridan (Arvada) tell them to vote YES on the survey for their liquor license. Surveyors will be out and about between now and April 3rd. Hopefully soon there will be more beer being brewed in the Westminster area.

Yak & Yeti (Arvada) - Have you tried their new Toasted Coconut Porter yet? It's a beauty at 5.2% ABV and 32 IBU's. If you haven't had their Yakety Yak Don't Talk Bock either, stop in for a pint. It's 6.3% ABV and 24 IBU and it's getting raves. 9 other brews currently on tap and also a Honey Ginger Soda.

Boulder County

New Planet Beer (Boulder) - The makers of New Planet Beer teased an upcoming addition to their family of gluten-free beers today. Look for New Planet Amber Ale to be available in stores very soon. Their Amber Ale joins their existing line-up which includes: New Planet Blonde Ale, New Planet Pale Ale, and New Planet Raspberry Ale.

Oskar Blues (Longmont) - When March rolls around it marks the return of one of Oskar Blues' biggest and hoppiest beers in a can - Gubna Imperial IPA. Gubna is now available from March through May at your favorite stores. Read all about it and catch their videos about their brew in today's Press Release.

Atom Brewing Company (Erie) - If you happen to be attending this weekend's Avery Strong Ale Fest - be sure to look for folks wearing Atom Brewing shirts. They will be on hand talking about their upcoming brewery and beers. Atom Brewing hope to post some upcoming events they will be hosting this Spring that will let you get some tastes of their upcoming beers. News of that will be posted here when it comes out. Atom Brewing did announce that they halted their plans to open at the 600 Briggs Street location and are working to secure another location in the Erie area. They still hope to open up sometime before Fall 2013.

Avery Brewing (Boulder) - Fresh off the Avery newsletter: "Can't make it to the 11th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest?? It's all good! Avery and you can still drink together this weekend! From 3pm MST on Friday, Mar 1st to 3pm MST on Sunday, Mar 3rd, your pics will invade the homepage! Post a photo to Instagram with hashtag #averyfest, and you'll be on their homepage! Snap a pic of you and your Avery (or any crazy craft beer coolness) and drink with Avery! Best pic wins an Avery drinking kit!" - For those of you who ARE going to Strong Ale Fest, Avery posted a list of what's being served.

Cruzin Cooler of Colorado - ride your cooler!

Northern Colorado

Odell Brewing (Ft. Collins) - The expansion work continues over at Odell Brewing Company. Recently, they installed three new 400 barrel fermenter tanks at their brewery. Check out the time-lapse video below of how that process went down.

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - In addition to all the great beer they have on tap today - tonight is their Open Mic Night hosted by Jordan Price starting at 5:30pm. The Gigling Greek food truck will be on hand serving up some great food as well so come hungry & thirsty!

Mountains and West

Dillon Dam Brewery (Dillon) - Tonight is Girls' Night Out. Ladies get FREE 1/2 pints fro 9-11pm. And for everyone else - get $2.50 pints, $3 Stoli flavors and Jagermeister from 9:30pm to close. Happy hour daily also from 3-6pm with $2.50 pints. Check out their live music tonight with Wonderlic (funk, bluegrass, jazz) starting at 9:30pm.

Elevation Beer Co (Poncha Springs) - Elevation Beer Company is excited to announce it’s upcoming Spring Seasonals in it’s Black Series and Double Black Series. Elevation plans on releasing Third Base, a traditional Belgian tripel in its Black Series of specialty seasonal beers, and False Summit, a Bourbon barrel-aged Quadrupel, in it’s Double Black Series of seasonal barrel-aged beers. They will both be released in 750ml cork and caged bottles as well as draft and should be available in mid to late March across Colorado. Check out their full Press Release from this week.

Palisade Brewing Company (Palisade) - Stop in for Texas Holdem' tonight at 6:30pm. Russ Chapman and Guest Friday at 7-10pm. This Saturday, Grateful Dead PINT NIGHT! $6 Pints of beer with a PBC Logo Pint Glass for you to keep. THey will be showing festival express starting at 7pm.

Bars, Restaurants and Misc.

The Cheeky Monk (Denver) - Didn't get any Pliny the Younger yet? Tonight at 6:30pm the Cheeky Monk will be tapping their last keg at their Colfax location. Cost is $10 a glass.

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 2013 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar. Updated daily.

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