Thursday, March 21, 2013

Colorado Beer News 032113

Colorado Beer NewsToday is March Madness Begins Day. The play-in games are done and the field of 64 basketball teams have been set. Let the madness commence! Will you be playing hooky today to watch the games? Be sure to patronize your favorite local restaurants and watering holes and bring a friend to watch a game with you. It's also the 4th day of Colorado Craft Beer Week. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, March 21st, 2013.

Metro Denver

Falling Rock Tap House (Denver) - Today Falling Rock is cranking it back up for Colorado Craft Beer Week. They will be offering up 7 Dogfish Head specialty kegs on tap, including 90 Minute IPA. They go on tap starting at 5:30pm.

Denver Beer Company (Denver) - The home opener for the Colorado Rockies baseball season will soon be here and in honor of the Rockies' new manager, Denver Beer Company is brewing up a beer set to debut on that day (April 5th) - look for "Walt Weiss" - a German Wheat Beer to tap just in time for the first pitch.

Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub (Arvada) - Tomorrow, March 22nd at 4pm, Yak & Yeti will tap their new Pink Peppercorn IPA (7.1%, 56 IBU), the 3rd and final KROC collaboration beer for 2013. This beer was made with over 2 pounds of peppercorns per barrel. Meet guest brewer Clint McCaskill who will be on hand to greet and answer questions. Also, Sunday Game Nights have been added! In addition to the 2nd Wednesdays of the month (6:30-9:30PM) they had enough interest to add another night -the 4th Sundays of each month (3PM to close) will also be designated for game night. This Sunday (24th) at 3:00pm is the next Game Night at the Yak.

38 State Brewing Company (Littleton) - Did you know, that during the upcoming South Denver Beer Fest on May 4th and 5th, Littleton's upcoming brewery 38 State Brewing Company will be on hand pouring their beers? Be one of the first to try their new brews. They will be located at 8523 S. Flower Court in Littleton, CO. Follow them on Twitter @38StateBrew and Like them on Facebook for more info.

Dry Dock Brewing (Aurora) - Tonight is Meet the Brewer Night featuring Dry Dock Brewing Company at Ernie's Bar & Grill in Denver from 5pm to 7:30pm. Also, at the brewery tonight, they've brought back Endeavor IPA on tap!

Boulder County

Home Made Liquids & Solids (Longmont) - Epic Brewing Company's head brewer Kevin Crompton will be at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids at 5 p.m. tonight featuring several of their beers. Epic Brewing is planning to open another brewery in Denver in the near future. Epics fans won't want to miss this session.

Fate Brewing Co (Boulder) - There's a special event for CO Craft Beer Week tonight at Fate - join in for a firkin tapping of Upslope Brewing's Vanilla Brown Ale at 7:00pm. There will also be live music from The Hop Pickers at 7:30pm.

Oskar Blues (Longmont) - Tonight's another busy CO Craft Beer Week night for Oskar Blues. They are participating in 8 different events tonight. Firkin Night @ Breckenridge Brewery, Craft Canned Beer Extravaganza @ Floodstage Ale Works in Brighton, Rare Beer Tasting @ Highland Tap & Burger, an Oskar Blues Beer Dinner at Incline Bar & Grill at Copper Mt, Pint Night @ Maggie Smith's in Englewood, Specialty Tapping Night @ West End Tavern in Boulder, CO Craft Beer Apres Ski @ Tomboy Tavern in Telluride, Special tapping @ Home Made Liquids & Solids, and a Brewing Market Coffee Stout tapping @ Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Lyons. Pick one to attend!

Bootstrap Brewing (Niwot) - Today's special tapping is Rumbustious! It's a blend of their holiday beers that was barrel aged in a Jamaican rum barrel. Also, over in Longmont, Bootstrap's Insane Rush IPA and Boomer Brown will be featured at a tapping party at Home Made Liquids & Solids today.

Lyons Fork (Lyons) - It's craft beer night in Lyons Colorado! Join City Star Brewing, Grimm Brothers Brewhouse and Echo Brewing Company at Lyons Fork (restaurant) tonight at 7:30pm. There will be live music, meet the brewers, special food pairings and giveaways. FREE pint glass with first 40 pours!

Lucky Pie (Louisville) - For CO Craft Beer Week, Odell Brewing Co will be featuring some of their best beers tomorrow (3/22) at 6:00pm including their Lugene, Myrcenary and Amuste! Be sure to stop in as they will also be raffling off an Odell Brewing snowboard!

Northern Colorado

Equinox Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Today at noon, Equinox will be tapping a firkin of Atom Smasher Week Heavy - a cask conditioned ale brewed with Lion's Mane mushrooms. Embrace the 'shroom!

The Mayor of Old Town (Ft. Collins) - Tonight, The Mayor welcomes Great Divide Brewery in the house at 5:00pm! Sample several of their brews and talk with their brewery reps. Then at 7:20pm, No. 8 CSU faces No. 9 Mizzou to open NCAA Tournament action! Tonight is also open mic nite. Sign up to play on their website.

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - ATTENTION NORTHERN COLORADO! Do NOT miss out! This Friday come out to High Hops Brewery in Windsor, CO for The Spring Solstice PARTY! Live Music! Great BEER And a Great BarBeQue! High Hops will also be tapping a NEW Barrel Aged "Noble One"! Entertainment starts @ 5:30. Beer Drinking Starts Much Earlier! Enjoy free live music from John Spreitzer, John Spreitzer and Justin Lubbe.

Big Beaver Brewing (Loveland) - The date has been set - the 2nd Annual "Running of the Wieners" has been scheduled for May 25th at the brewery. Those wishing to enter their weiner dog in this race should contact KatiLyn (kt@bigbeaverbrew.com). Register your weiner early!

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - As part of their guest tap program - tonight at 6:00pm Black Bottle will be hosting a special Oskar Blues firkin tapping with a keg of oSKAr the G'rauch - a collaboration beer with Ska Brewing. Also from Oskar Blues, they'll be tapping Chaka, IceyPA (Wheat IPA), Santo Poco (Mexican style lager), and a Barrel-aged Old Chub. There will also be some cool giveaways! It all starts at 6:00pm.

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - They've got a special Salted Caramel Chocolate Porter on nitro for this week. Today - wear any Loveland brewery swag and get $1 off pints and flights of at least 6 beers. There will also be a Chai Porter on Nitro tapping at 3:00pm today. Saturday, they'll also tap their Vanilla Porter on Nitro at 3pm. Stop in and see what nitro does for a brew!

Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) - It's Thirsty Thursday at Crabtree! Take your taste buds around the world with one sip of the OTTO-BAHN SAISON. This brew is a blend of their Berliner Weisse, a French style saison, Belgian trappist yeast and American-made cider. It weighs in at 8.27% ABV. Stop in for a pint of this brand new soury saison, just tapped yesterday. Sorry, no growlers of it right now as it is a limited release.

Southern Front Range

Trinity Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Today from 5pm to close, Trinity is hosting a Colorado brewery tap takeover in honor of CO Craft Beer Week. Taste the variety that Colorado offers!

Paradox Beer Company (Woodland Park) - On March 16th, Paradox soft opened up their brand new tasting room at 106 E. Village Terrace Suite 100. And today they celebrate the official Grand Opening of their new Paradox Beer Cellar. You may have tasted their beer via bottle since they opened last August, but now you can enjoy it in the brewery. Stop in and check them out!
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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.

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