Thursday, April 4, 2013

Colorado Beer News 040413

Colorado Beer NewsToday is an odd one. It's International Day for Landmine Awareness. Kid you not. If you happen to be aware of any landmines in your area - please warn others about it and get the heck away from it! Otherwise, it's just another Thursday as usual. Thank goodness for craft beer. It'll help sooth your fears of hidden landmines in your neighborhood. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, April 4th, 2013.

Metro Denver

River North Brewery (Denver) - After working diligently on getting approval for it, the outdoor patio at River North is officially open! And just in time before the Rockies opening day. They anticipate things being "Standing Room Only" during opening weekend, but they should have a full furniture setup by next week. Expect to see four 4-tops and one large communal table set up. But for now, it's sunny and warm and you can enjoy a River North brew outside. Check out the patio pics on the River North blog.

Denver Beer Company (Denver) - Get ready for baseball opening day in Denver tomorrow. Denver Beer Company will be opening early at 10:00am to help you prep for the game. In addition, they'll be releasing their newest beer "Walt Weiss", a beer named for the new Rockies skipper. Make a day of it.

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Great Divide Brewing (Denver) - Just blocks away from the ballgame - Great Divide will be opening up early at 12 noon to help celebrate Opening Day. Stop in for a pint before the game and after too!

Arvada Beer Company (Arvada) - Today's Brewers Limited Reserve is Ralston's Golden Lager. This beer is described by the brewer as "very light, smooth and refreshing". It weighs in at 4.5% ABV and 15 IBU's. This one is great for drinking out on the patio. Hope to see you all down here for a pint!

Blue Moon Brewing at the Sandlot (Denver) - Jonathan Shikes at the Westword is reporting that starting on May 2nd, for the first time in ages, The Sandlot will be open to the public on non-game days. Now you'll have another taproom to choose from when the Rockies are out of town. No game ticket required!

Boulder County

Twisted Pine Brewing (Boulder) - On Sunday, April 21st from 2pm to 6pm Twisted Pine Brewing Company is celebrating Earth Day early with the Earthiest organization around The WILD Foundation. Here's what to expect: Brewery Olympics (teams of 3-4 with a suggested $10 donation per team), WILD trivia with prizes, a silent auction with 20+ items (100% of proceeds donated to WILD). 10% of entire day's sales donated to WILD. Plan to join in!

Northern Colorado

Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) - It's nearly 70 degrees in Greeley today and their big outdoor patio is open for the season! Soak up the sun and keep cool with a fresh tapped Crabtree brew.

Front Range Rally (Loveland) - Have you picked up your tickets yet for the May 18th food and beer festival yet? You can get them online via BrownPaperTickets.com. Also, the number of breweries and food truck attending continues to grow. They are still taking applications for breweries and food trucks. See the official event website to sign up. www.frontrangerally.com - May 18th 3pm - 7pm @ Loveland Food Bank. Live music too!

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - Do you have some musical talent? (Sober that is) - Then come in and sign up for Open Mic Night tonight at High Hops. Open Mic will be hosted by Jordan Price starting at 5:30pm. Otherwise, grab a beer and listen in to the locals do their thing.

Echo Brewing (Frederick) - Tonight is Ladies Night. Ladies get Happy Hour prices all day long.

Pateros Creek Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Since today is Thursday, another Outlaw tap is available! This week it's a Hickory Smoked Red Ale called "The Lumberjack". Enjoy one out on the patio. Don't forget - trivia tonight from 7-9pm.

The Taste (Ft. Collins) - Join in for an evening of delicious food and great drink with 100% of the proceeds supporting local hunger relief efforts. The Taste is celebrating their 20th anniversary. Check out the restaurants and drink providers at www.tastebenefit.org. Several local breweries will be pouring there including: CooperSmith's, Fort Collins Brewery, Grimm Brothers, New Belgium, Odell Brewing, Pateros Creek Brewing, and many other.

Mountains and West

Dillon Dam Brewery (Dillon) - Homebrewers! Sign up for the 2nd DAM Homebrewer Competition happening on May 31st. You beers don't need to be in until May 15th, but your paperwork needs to be submitted soon! Email dillondambrewery[at]yahoo.com and ask for an entry form. Winners will be announced at the awards party on June 14th, 2013. See details on their Facebook event page.

Pagosa Brewing Company (Pagosa Springs) - Here's a switch, instead of a Spring or Summer beer in April, how about a Fall beer in April! They're bringing back Great Pumpkin Ale back on tap today. Who says you have to drink these in the Fall and Winter? It's like a liquid pumpkin pie only in beer form.

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