Friday, April 12, 2013

Colorado Beer News 041213

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Walk on Your Wild Side Day. We've all got a wild side in us. Some of us choose never to show it, but this is the day to embrace what's wild in you and show it off! Like the 1972 Lou Reed song goes, "Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side!" Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, April 12th, 2013.

Metro Denver

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Craft beer enthusiasts are going to love what Hops & Pie has put on tap this week. Stop in for a taste of: Deliverance from The Lost Abbey, Coffee Ale from Boulevard, Solace from Firestone Walker, Green Flash's Imperial IPA, and Jacobin's Rouge. Pair that with the slice of the day or the soup of the day and you're all set.

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Denver) - Come the fall, Denver will have another brewery to add to the growing number of ballpark area breweries. Jagged Mountain plans to open (unofficially) at 2000 Lawrence Street in Denver. They plan to make high ABV brews and barrel-aged ones as well. If all goes according to plan, they could be brewing as early as Labor Day. Jagged Mountain plans to start brewing on a 10 bbl system.

Lone Tree Brewing (Lone Tree) - According to their latest Hop Notes newsletter, LTBC has announced three upcoming beer tappings: April 10th - Schwarzbier - a collaboration with FATE Brewing, April 17th - the return of The Hop Zombie, and on April 24th another returning favorite Marienplatz Pilsner. Also, every Monday you can now get a $3.0 discount off yourgrowler refills and a $1.00 off of you half growler refills. Must be in a Lone Tree growler to qualify.

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - Crooked Stave will be the focus of a tap takeover at Brewer's Republic in Colorado Springs coming up on Friday, April 26th at 5pm. Crooked Stave will be bringing in several brews including: Vieille Saison, Surrette Saison, Apple Whiskey Barrel Vieille, Hop Savant, Saint Bretta, and Origins Burgundy Sour. Brewer's Republic is located at 112 N. Nevada Avenue in Colorado Springs.

Wynkoop Brewing Co (Denver) - New release: Kurt's Mile High Malt is now on tap. The first 100 buyers of a draft of the beer get a throwback, circa '96 poster illustrated by Mr Vonnegut. Read about this unique coffee-infused lager from the past at

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Arvada Beer Company (Arvada) - There's always plenty on tap at Arvada Beer Company. This weekend's offerings include: Nitro 59'er, Olde Town Brown, Goldline IPA, Water Tower Wheat, Cherry Wheat, Ralston's Golden Ale, Arvada IPA, and Biere de Garde. Cheers to the weekend!

Great Divide Brewing Co (Denver) - Hurry in tonight for a Tap Room only firkin. This time it's going to be a Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti. Yeti Mafiosa take note.

Boulder County

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont) - Beer and music go well together (as Fermentedly Challenged readers know well). Left Hand Brewing offers live music nightly Friday through Sunday. Stop in tonight for a special after hours concert from Doctor Doctor. They're playing from 9pm to 11pm tonight. This show requires a ticket and is available on the Left Hand website. More upcoming Left Hand music bookings are on the Brewery Music Calendar.

Northern Colorado

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - You spoke and they listened. Their Internet WiFi has been boosted to "blazing fast" speed upstairs now. They added a new router and now you can surf the net much faster at Black Bottle Brewery. Good thing too, with all the beer selections on tap - you'll need to check in to Untappd often. Black Bottle Brews on tap: Black Bottle Floozy (wheat ale), "Don't mind if I do, but I mind if I don't" (Porter), Flemish Fury (saison), Ginger, Hopelessly Devoted (saison), I'm Barely Wine (Barley Wine), Joy Division (Brown Ale), Nook (IPA), Recession Proof (porter), Roll down the windows Dad (smoked beer), and Youth Brigade (Double IPA).

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Today's the day for their Hoptitude Release Party in their tasting room. If you try the beer you'll win discounts on swag (like their stainless growler).

Echo Brewing Company (Frederick) - Tomorrow is Echo Brewing's 1st year anniversary party. They'll have 13 beers on tap including: Nitro Balefire Irish Red, Oak Aged Nocturnal, Munich Helles, Hefeweizen, Kirby Kolsch, Wind Forest Wheat, Razz Raspberry Wheat, Balefire Irish Red, Ice Mountain IPA, Wee Heavy, Lazy Pika Porter, Nitro C.V. Milk Stout, and Nocturnal Black IIPA. Food, music and fun will also be on hand.

New Belgium (Ft. Collins) - New Belgium Brewing and Red Rock Brewing Company (Utah) will be collaborating on a dandelion Belgian style ale called Paardebloem. This beer will be part of New Belgium's Lips of Faith brew series and be offered in a 750ml sized bottle starting in May. About 42,000 gallons of the brew will be produced. This brew will be available in select locations. Red Rock will also release this beer in three locations around Utah.

Big Beaver Brewing (Loveland) - There's a new beer on tap this week. Stop in to try their Rub-A-Chub Kolsch. Also, the Free Beer Friday beer this week is Breezy Bean Bag Scottish Ale. Bold enough to try a blend? Ask for their Brown Peter - it's a brown ale mixed with an IPA.

Southern Front Range

Phantom Canyon Brewing (Colorado Springs) - PCBC now has their Two Headed Dog Imperial IPA available for purchase in 22oz bottles. It's a big brew weighing in at 9.8% ABV and around 108 IBUs! There are only 240 bottles available and each one sells for $10+tax. If you love your DIPAs, you better get them before they all disappear.

Mountains and West

Elevation Beer Company (Poncha Springs) - Join in to Kickoff the Summer with the CKS PaddleFest Volunteer Drive on Tuesday, April 23rd from 4pm to 8pm. There will be live music from The Black Resonators and all the proceeds from the beer and soda sales go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chaffee County. Have some fun while supporting the community at Elevation Beer Company.

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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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