Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Colorado Beer News 030513

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Sleep Awareness Week. March 3-9 has been reserved to celebrate one of our favorite activities - SLEEP! Are you getting enough sleep? If not, take the extra step this week to get some extra shuteye and help rejuvenate yourself. Your body will thank you for it later. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, March 5th, 2013.

Metro Denver

Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) - 'Tis the season for the green! LTBC's Acres O Green Irish Red goes on tap today at the Yard House in one Tree. It's on the chalkboard series this month. Look for it soon downtown and at the Lakewood location.

Hops & Pie (Denver) - On tap now - Born & Raised IPA from No-Li Brewhouse, Immort Ale from Dogfish Head, Sanctification from Russian River, Anniversary Ale #1 from River North and Russian River's Pliny the ELDER is still pouring. Get some and enjoy it with their food served up fast.

Boulder County

New Breweries Coming (Lafayette) - The Boulder Daily Camera did a piece on 3 new breweries that are slated to open in Lafayette, Co later this year. The Post Brewing Company has selected the old VFW Post 1771 building at 105 W. Emma Street to open a brewery by late Summer 2013. Front Range Brewing Company plans to open at 400 W. South Boulder Road sometime in early June 2013. And lastly, Odd13 Brewing has plans to open a brewery at 301 E. Simpson Street around early July 2013. Lafayette is going to have some popular destinations later this year for craft beer fans. For more details, check out the article about them in today's Boulder Daily Camera website.

Fate Brewing Company (Boulder) - At long last, the construction works on the brewhouse at Fate Brewing Company is wrapping up and the brewery has officially been unveiled. They can now begin the process of starting to brew beers on-site. Stop in for lunch, happy hour or dinner and check out the new brewhouse. In the meantime, try one of their many collaboration beers that they brewed with other local breweries. Located at 1600 38th Street in Boulder, CO.

Bootstrap Brewing Company (Niwot) - Don't forget! Beer goes great with TRIVIA tonight starting at 6:30pm. Bring a friend or a group and compete!

Northern Colorado

Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) - It's time for March MAN-ness and a Men's Health Happy Hour at Crabtree. Join in tonight from 6pm to 8pm for an evening of sports trivia and men's health information, sponsored by the University of Colorado Health. Join in a discussion with a panel of doctors on topics such as early detection of health issues, nutrition and exercise and how they can help prevent cancer and heart disease, plus dispel myths about screening procedures. You'll be offered free food and drink during this event - so don't pass this up guys!

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - This Friday at 6pm will mark the release of Black Bottle's Sex Panther - essentially a quadruple IPA that weighs in at 21.5% ABV and has 1 million IBU's (give or take a few IBUs). This brew is so powerful that they will be selling it only in 3oz servings! This brew is very limited so don't wait too long to try this brew.

Horse & Dragon Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Rumor has it that Fort Collins will be getting another new brewery in 2014. You can look forward to sampling brews at Horse & Dragon Brewing Company sometime next year in the Year of the Horse (4712). There are 4 people involved in the planning of this brewery including Tim & Carol Cochran. Check out their website at horseanddragonbrewing.com or Like them on Facebook.

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Release the Goat! Tomorrow, FCB will release their Maibock - an aged German lager in their tasting room. Tap Club members can get some today, a day ahead of the rest. Later this week, they will offer Maibock in 22oz bomber bottles and on draft wherever FCB beer is sold. This is a smooth malty brew with a gentle warming sweetness, toffee notes and an understated hop bitterness. Brewed in the Fall, aged during the Winter and set loose in the Spring. Also available will be their "For Whom the Belg Tolls" - a Belgian session beer with tons of caramel and malt character, hints of spice from the yeast and citrus notes from the hops. This will be a keg only brew

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - If you missed their Firkin Fest last month do not worry. They are bringing back their Habanero Honey firkin tomorrow for Firkin Humpday. Stop in and enjoy a pint.

The Mayor of Old Town (Ft. Collins) - Tonight is their First Tuesdays Comedy Night with the Mayor at 7:30pm featuring Kevin Bennett, Mara Wiles, Kevin O'Brien, and headliner Nathan Lund. Hosted by emcee Scott Beasley. Come thirsty and get ready to laugh!

Southern Front Range

Trinity Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Last month Trinity broke ground on their new barrel room which will hold around 80 French oak barrels and will allow them to expand on their sour/wild bottling project big time. Look for their "Cases of the Mondays" series to be available nearly full time. Available from the Springs, Denver, Boulder and up to Fort Collins. Coming up on Saturday, March 16th at 5pm is the release of their Wee Banshee Irish Red Ale aged on heather tips. Then on Friday March 22nd is their 5th annual Beers and Boards skate art show.

Mountains and West

Pikes Peak Brewing (Monument) - Are you good at writing limericks? If so, you might want to enter Pikes Peak Brewing's Limerick contest on march 14th. They are looking for someone to write a limerick describing the Rules of the Beer Garden. The winner's prose will be posted in their beer garden for posterity! What are the rules? The beer garden is a designated non-smoking area and we ask our lovely patrons to keep an eye on and clean up after their children and dogs, and not leave them unattended in the garden. Got it? Good! Then submit your limerick via email to courtney [at] pikespeakbrewing.com no later than March 13th.

Steamworks Brewing (Durango) - Steamworks Brewing Co., in partnership with Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort (DMR), will reprise its popular “Clam Bake,” on Friday, Mar. 15, 2013, 2-5 p.m. Proceeds will once again benefit La Plata County Search and Rescue (LPCSAR). The Clam Bake, now an annual Steamworks tradition at DMR, features slope-side service on “the beach” outside Purgy’s for skiers and riders: a fresh, hot bowl of “steamed” clams (including corn-on-the-cob and potatoes) plus a Steamworks brew for $7. Festivities will also include a live performance by the band “Frequency.” Frequency features Crystal Douesnard (18) (lead vocals), Kalin Pugh (19) (lead guitar and vocals) and Cameron Phillips (20) (drums and vocals). The band’s influences are My Chemical Romance, Dave Matthew's Band, 30 Seconds To Mars, and All Time Low. As a special treat, Steamworks’ brewers prepared two if its Firkin Friday casks of the very popular “Irish Car Bomb.” One cask will be tapped on the traditional Firkin Friday, Mar. 1, but the second has been saved for tapping at the Clam Bake at 2 p.m. The Irish Car Bomb is named for the beer’s effect and not intended as a political statement. It has as its base Steamworks’ Backside Stout, which features complex malt and oat flavor. Its second fermentation is with Irish Cream and Jameson whiskey flavors, resulting in a very smooth brew.

Bars, Restaurants and Misc.

Lowry Beer Garden (Denver) - Grats to Lowry Beer Garden for being named as one of America's Best Beer Gardens in America by Yahoo Travel in an article posted on March 1st, 2013. (See page of the article).

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