Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Colorado Beer News 041013

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Siblings Day. Oh no, not another Hallmark holiday! This is the day where we honor our brothers and sisters. We may not have all gotten along as children, but as adults, siblings tend to tolerate each other much better. So why not honor them today and do something for them or with them? You can always buy them a beer and joke about the old days as kids. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, April 10th, 2013.

Statewide

The Brewers Association just released the list of the 2012 Top 50 Breweries (craft and overall) in the United States and several Colorado businesses made both lists. In the Top 50 Craft Breweries list these Colorado breweries made the list for 2012: #3 New Belgium Brewing Co, #27 Oskar Blues, #32 CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc (Gordon Biersch & Rock Bottom), #33 Odell Brewing Company, #41 Breckenridge Brewery, and #43 Left Hand Brewing Company. This list was based on 2012 beer sales volume. Grats to all of these breweries for making the list! For a full report, view the press release from the Brewers Association.

Metro Denver

Copper Kettle Brewing (Denver) - It's Firkin' Wednesday at CKBC! Today's cask: Cherry Chocolate Stout made with Hershey's Dark Chocolate. If it sounds good, then you'd better be getting there soon after 3:00pm when it taps in order to get a pint.

Boulder County

J Wells Brewery (Boulder) - Starting at 2:00pm today, J Well Brewery will tap their limited release of Cascadian Bitter. It's a recipe from their assistant brewer Corey. Also, for those of you who know what Weenie Wednesday is all about, apparently it is still on.

FATE Brewing Co (Boulder) - FATE Brewing has the honor to host a one of a kind Belgian Beer tasting event with Wetten Importers today, Wednesday, April 10th. Friend and Wetten Importer Alebassador, Rich Rippee, will be at FATE Brewing Company to sample and discuss their nine Belgian beers on tap starting at 4:00pm and will be highlighting their extraordinary and limited, Kasteel Cuvee de Chateau, St. Louis Fond Gueze and Gouden Cuvee Van de Keizer Blauw. This event will include Belgian beer flight options, special pours and a 3 course chef-inspired food pairing. Select beers from Wetten Importers will include: Kasteel Rouge, Kasteel Cuvee de Chateau, St Louis Fond Gueze, Gouden Cuvee Van de Keizer Blauw, Delirium Nocturnum, Delirium Tremens, Straffe Hendrik Tripel, Straffe Hendrik Quad, and Lucifer Golden Ale. Come enjoy and take part as they highlight Belgium and toast unique beer offerings from around the globe in celebration of all things beer.

Northern Colorado

New Belgium (Ft. Collins) has revealed its summertime seasonal called Rolle Bolle Ale. The beer is named after a favorite Belgian past time. Rolle Bolle Ale is available now through September. Rolle Bolle Ale is brewed with monk fruit and soursop, pouring as a brilliant blonde. According to New Belgium: "It offers both earthy and tropical tones, following up tartness with the citrus of Cascade and Centennial hops. Oats bring creaminess to the mouthfeel, and it finishes dry and clean." Rolle Bolle is 5.2 percent ABV, available in 12oz. and on draft in most New Belgium markets. [Taken from today's press release]

Echo Brewing (Frederick) - Join in this Saturday, April 13th starting at 11:00am to celebrate Echo Brewing's 1st Year Anniversary! It's going to be a block party with food trucks, live music, giveaways and special beer tappings! In addition, ESPN Radio's American Craft Beer Radio Show will be broadcasting live from their tap room and they will host a live Gibbon Slackline Jam competition. Special tappings include: Oak Aged Nocturnal Black IIPA, Hefeweizen, Munich Helles, and Nitro Balefire Irish Red.

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - Wednesday's Firkin (today) is a Blueberry Currant Wheat. It taps at 5pm tonight. Coming up later this month, their outdoor patio officially opens for the season on April 27th. They've expanded it! Lots more room to enjoy the Colorado sunsets. There will be a musical showcase on the 27th to celebrate the new patio opening. Don't forget - live music also on Friday 6-8pm and on Saturday 5-7pm.

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - [Sponsored message] Coming up on April 25th, Verboten will be the featured brewer at the Wapiti Colorado Pub's monthly beer dinner in Loveland, Colorado. This will be a 5 course / 6 beer dinner featuring a variety of beer styles and food dishes. The cost is $38.00 per person and you can RSVP your spot by calling (970) 635-1985.

The Mayor of Old Town (Ft. Collins) - Please remember that their regular F.A.C. this week (the 12th) will be cancelled because they will be welcoming 99.9 The Point and Vicci Martinez to the Mayor at 5:00pm for a free short acoustic show. Seating is limited and will be first come first serve. You must 21 or older to attend. Suggested to get there by 4:00 to get a seat.

Mountains and West

Kannah Creek Brewing (Grand Junction) - [PRESS RELEASE] There will be an all-female beer collaboration brew at Kannah Creek Brewing Company on April 21. Along with Kannah Creek’s own female brewer, Emma Faulkner, there will be at least seven other female brewers in attendance from Colorado breweries around the state. These ladies will brew a seven barrel batch of a Cherry Blossom Saison. This is only the 2nd all-female collaboration brew to be held in Colorado. Faulkner was unable to attend the first one at Wynkoop Brewing Company in late February of this year, but while at the Firkin Rendezvous at Bristol Brewing Company around that same time she talked with other female brewers and decided to host the next all-female collaboration brew at Kannah Creek Brewing Company. The collaboration beer, yet to be named, will be ready about two weeks after the brewing session. This batch will then be kegged and unanimously tapped at each participating brewer’s brewery during American Craft Beer Week, May 13-19. The women participating in this collaboration are Bess Dougherty of Wynkoop Brewing Company (Denver), Ashleigh Carter of Prost Brewing Company (Denver), Linsey Cornish of Odell Brewing Company (Fort Collins), Natalie Lesko of Funkwerks (Fort Collins), Reva Golden of Twisted Pine (Boulder), Jessie of Revolution Brewing (Paonia), Kim of Boulder Beer (Boulder), and Tracey a representative of Great Divide (Denver).

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