Friday, March 8, 2013

Colorado Beer News 030813

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Be Nasty Day. Why be nasty? For one day out of the year it's your day to get some things out of your system and just be bad. Hopefully you won't need to celebrate this day, but if you do at least you'll have an excuse. At the end of the day, you'd better be buying some people a drink to make up for what you did. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, March 8th, 2013.

Metro Denver

TRVE Brewing (Denver) - Stop in tonight to check out all of their new tanks they put in. They're throwing a big ol' re-opening party. TRVE will have 6 beers on tap, the Baba's Falafel truck will be slinging grub outside at 7pm and the brewery will be playing some of the best music in town.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Littleton) - Alamo Drafthouse Littleton is pleased to announce a special grand opening event with actress Pam Grier in attendance on Monday, March 25th, and an exciting week of Alamo Drafthouse signature programming that begins on Thursday, April 4th. Tickets for all screenings and events go on sale today at 1:00PM MST at drafthouse.com/denver/littleton. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is the premiere place to catch a movie, tasty food and a good craft beer. Order right from your movie seat!

Parry's Pizza (Castle Rock) - Boulevard Brewing Company's Tank 7 and Irish Ale are on tap at the Castle Rock location for tonight's Pint Night. Buy a Boulevard beer, get a pint glass. Get down there and get some glass.

Dry Dock Brewing Co (Aurora) - This week's firkin is their Marionberry Blonde. The firkin taps at 3:00pm - get some before the storm hits!

Boulder County

West Flanders Brewing (Boulder) - This Sunday, at 4pm, West Flanders Brewing Company in Boulder will host the first Colorado tapping of Celebrator Beer News 25th Anniversary Double Pale Ale. The beer was designed and produced last fall at a Sierra Nevada Beer Camp attended by a group of Celebrator staff including Dan Rabin, Celebrator's Boulder-based Rocky Mountain Reporter. The beer was brewed to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the nationally-distributed publication that coined the term "brewspaper." Only three kegs of the "dangerously-drinkable" 9% ABV Double Pale Ale are allocated for Colorado. A second keg will be tapped on April 1st at Tap N Handle in Fort Collins. The third keg will be tapped at Denver's Falling Rock Taphouse on a date TBD."

Avery Brewing (Boulder) - Tonight's 5pm Tap Room Friday Special Tapping is a delightful blend of Avery Brewing Company and Ozo Coffee Co. Big and roasty, this coffee stout will put your worries out of sight and Out of Mind. Out of Mind weighs in at 6.1% ABV.

Crystal Springs Brewing (Boulder) - March is a month of changing seasons and Crystal Springs has several beers perfect for this time of year: Doc's Porter and DRUM for the cold days, Summertime and South Ridge for the warm days, and Marilyn for the rainy and in-between days. New batches of Stage House 1899 ad Marilyn will be up in another couple of weeks. Crystal Springs will be pouring at the upcoming South Denver Beer Festival on May 4th and 5th in Clement Park in Littleton, CO. Stay tuned for news on their upcoming 3rd anniversary party in May. No taproom yet, but they are working on it.

Fate Brewing Co (Boulder) - Just tapped - "Choose Your Fate" - a Bière de Garde collaboration beer with Big Choice Brewing. This deep copper colored ale is characterized by a toasted malt aroma, slight malt sweetness in flavor and mild hop bitterness. This style, traditionally brewed in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, was originally brewed in farmhouses during the winter and spring, to avoid unpredictable problems with the yeast during the summertime. Come enjoy this early spring time specialty on draft at FATE Brewing Company.

Upslope Brewing (Boulder) - According to the Boulder Daily Camera article, The city of Boulder granted a business incentive to Upslope Brewing Co. authorizing up to $50,000 in rebates on certain taxes and fees paid by the burgeoning craft brewer. Upslope, which opened its doors in late 2008 in a warehouse unit off Lee Hill Road, currently is building a second brewery in Boulder. The 17,000-square-foot brewery and tap room at 1898 S. Flatiron Court is on track to open by mid-April, Upslope founder Matt Cutter said, noting the timing is dependent upon the timing of permits and required inspections. Production already has started at the new 30-barrel brewhouse, which is expected to produce roughly 12,000 barrels of beer annually, Cutter said. “The money already has been allocated for budget overages,” Cutter said of the new brewery's cost. “(The rebate incentive) is going to close that gap.”

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont) - Every year Left Hand releases their special coffee porter, Beer Week Sauce, a beer brewed for the champions of Beer Weeks across the U.S.! This year they partnered again with local Allegro Coffee, featuring Sumatra Blue Batak beans for a strong and flavorful coffee in a pint glass experience. Brewed for Beer Week celebrations across the country, beer week sauce opens with a big punch of roast coffee in the nose. Earthy, roasty Sumatra coffee plays with a slight citrus hop element Chocolate and strong coffee lead to a finish of coffee roasting and pleasant bitterness. Draft only and available at several CO Craft Beer Week events.

Frozen Dead Guy Days (Nederland) - With the snowstorm due to hit this weekend, this festival's name is quite appropriate. Who else throws a party for a frozen dead guy but Nederland! Plenty of fun outdoor frozen activities and plenty of beer will be flowing in this annual festival celebrating cryogenics and fun. Festival runs today through Sunday. Bundle up! More info here.

Northern Colorado

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Today marks the release of one of the biggest beers in Colorado. It's Black Bottle's Sex Panther. A huge IPA (a quadrupel IPA) weighing in at 21.5% ABV and with a million+ IBU (if you believe Sean Nook the brewer). This beer was made in a limited batch and hop heads will fight each other for a 3oz taste of this brew. Stop in to get some. Also, don't forget to attend the Irish Lunch on Wednesday, March 13th from 11am to 2pm. 3 Irish dishes and 3 Irish beers for $17.99.

The Mayor of Old Town (Ft. Collins) - Today's free live music during their F.A.C. will be Maxwell Hughes. He'll be playing from 3pm to 5pm. Get FREE pizza during F.A.C. when you buy a drink.

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - CSU’s Fort Collins Beer Pairing event is taking place today from 6pm-9pm. Funkwerks, along with other select Colorado breweries, will offer unlimited samples to enjoy along with live music and small plates! More info here.

Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) - TGIF! Here's their beer line-up on tap today.. Head Turner Blonde, Dearfield, Blackberry Stout, Rebel Rye IPA, Boxcar Brown, Raz-A, Sassy Tart, Serenity, Eclipse Black IPA and Oatmeal Stout. They hope to see you for a few cold pints before the cold weather sets in! Cheers! Bring your growlers.

Patrick Irish Pub (Greeley) - Almost time for St. Patrick's Day - one of their busiest weekends of the year. Patrick's will be open Saturday March 16th from noon to 2am and also on Sunday March 17th from 9am to 2am. Enjoy drinks on the patio. This will be a GO CUP weekend - take your drinks outside and enjoy them in the street! (Limited area). Car-Bombs (drink) $3 and Shillelagh Shots $4. 31 Beer Specials on Tap!

Big Beaver Brewing (Loveland) - Today's Free Beer Friday keg is their Wonder Wiener Wheat. It starts flowing at the top of every hour for 30 minutes starting at 2:00pm til it's drained.

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - On tap today is Dr. Pat's #4 (IPA). It's the 4th generation in their series. Stop in for a pint. Tonight they're featuring Paul Maley (music) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. There will also be plenty of BBQ food available starting at 4:00pm. Stop in and stock up on beer before the next big snow storm hits on Saturday.

Southern Front Range

Trinity Brewing (Colorado Springs) - The first crates of their bottled beer for statewide distribution were loaded up on the truck today. Soon you will start seeing bottles of Trinity beers on shelves all across Colorado.

Mountains and West

Ark Valley Libation Society (Salida to Leadville) - Members of a newly formed collective of craft beer and spirit makers are getting together to introduce a program they hope will help put the Upper Arkansas River Valley on the map as a destination to sample unique, Colorado-crafted beer and distilled whiskey, gin and other spirits. The mission of the AVLS is to promote the education and responsible enjoyment of craft beer and spirits in Lake and Chaffee County. At present, there are five producing members: Amica’s Pizza & Microbrewery, Deerhammer Distilling Co., Elevation Brewing Co., Moonlight Pizza and Brewpub and Wood’s High Mountain Distillery. Other local producers, including a couple not yet open for business, have expressed interest in joining soon.

Bars, Restaurants and Misc.

Stone Brewing in Colorado (California) - Hey Stoners, er Stone Brewing fans! Colorado is on the list to get the next allotment of Stone Brewing's Enjoy By IPA. This time it's their Enjoy By 04/20/13 IPA which will hit shelves March 20th and will disappear by April 20th (4-20) (appropriate date for this state).
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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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