Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Colorado Beer News 041713

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Blah Blah Blah Day. This is the dreaded day each year where you need to take care of those things on your long list of household projects and chores that people have been nagging you to do. There's no getting around it - best to just get as many of those things done today as possible. Then you can procrastinate all you want tomorrow. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, April 17th, 2013.

Please note: due to the heavy snowfall today - many Colorado businesses may be closing early. Please check before venturing out today.

Metro Denver

Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewery (Arvada) - New on the beer list today is their Cherry Tart Ale. It's a 4.3% ABV clone attempt of a fruit lambic, only without using bacteria. Try that or one of 10 other beers on tap today.

Crooked Stave Brewing (Denver) - The bottling line has been busy this week. Crooked Stave is debuting their St. Bretta (Witbier) today. It's a 100% Brettanomyces brew brewed with citrus and fermented in oak foeders. It'll be available at their Barrel Cellar taproom today.

Falling Rock Tap House (Denver) - Looking for a way to celebrate 4/20? Avoid sitting in a cloud and stop in and try the special double IPA from Lagunitas - Waldo's Special Ale - it's brewed each year especially for 4/20 and they'll be tapping it precisely at 4:20pm.

Kokopelli Beer Company (Westminster) - Good news! Kokopelli Beer Company just received their TTB (federal) approval on Monday. Tonight at 7pm Kokopelli will have a City Liquor License Hearing at the Westminster City Hall. Progress is happening.

Boulder County

Avery Brewing (Boulder) - Sour heads! Better get your mouse buttons ready, because on Friday, April 26th at exactly 9:00am, tickets for the 4th annual Boulder SourFest will go on sale for the June 8th event. This event will sell out quick! You've been warned. Set your bookmarks to: bouldersourfest.eventbrite.com and have your cards ready.

Twisted Pine Brewing (Boulder) - Twisted Pine asks you: "Are you RED-EYE for 4/20?" - stop in at the brewery this Saturday, April 20th for their 4/20 specials including a special tapping of their "I'm HighPA". Get Free Stash Cans all day. You can hide your beer in it (or something else). Get THC (tall hoppy cans of Hoppy Boy) for just 15 cents per ounce. Don't forget to bring a bud(dy) with you.

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont) - Think it's way too early for brewing up this year's Oktoberfest beer? Left Hand doesn't think so. They're brewing up the first batches today and will then put it down for a 3 month nap in lager tanks. They' check back on them at the end of summer.

Northern Colorado

The Forge Publick House (Ft. Collins) - For those brave enough to come out in the cold tonight, The Forge will be tapping Great Divide's Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout for $4 a pint all night. It's a 9.5% ABV brew with just enough Espresso to keep you going.

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - You missed it! Their Cherry saison is officially gone, but they still have bottles of Brett Dream and Roselle available. Also, they are releasing bottles of Aurora ($12 each) and Danny's Goldmine ($15 each) today. These brews will age well. Come in and stock up.

Front Range Rally (Loveland) - Tickets for the May 18th beer and food truck festival in Loveland are on sale now. Proceeds to benefit the Food Band for Larimer County. If you purchase your tickets by April 30th you can get the Early Bird Special and save $4! Check out www.frontrangerally.org for details and ticket link. Tickets for unlimited beer sampling start at $29. Designated Driver tickets also available starting at $10. 30 Breweries have already been confirmed for this festival!

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - There's a special 9 gallon firkin tapping today and there's only 9 gallons of it available. Stop in to try a Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark One today. Brave the cold and reward yourself with a pint.

Crabtree Brewing Company (Greeley) - Happy Humpday! And on Wednesdays you can get $6 growler fills on most beers at Crabtree today. Just one reason to get out of the house and brave the elements.

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - FCB beer is going to be exported outside the USA for the first time. Arrangements have been made with Galatea Beer, Spirits and Wine and starting this Friday, Fort Collins Brewery beer is heading for Sweden. The fame of Colorado craft beer continues to spread to new areas of the world.
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