Monday, April 29, 2013

Colorado Beer News 042913

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Zipper Day and National Dance Day. Two totally different and separate "holidays", but if you combine the two, it's a day where you can dance like crazy, but just be sure you don't do it with your zipper down. That normally happens if you've had too many beers. Otherwise, keep zipped up and light on your feet today. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere on Monday, April 29th, 2013.

Metro Denver

River North Brewery (Denver) - River North is planning some special beers and events for American Craft Beer Week (May 13-19, 2013). May 13 - Meet the Brew at Denver Bike Cafe at 6pm. May 15th - Wayward Wednesday tapping of Avarice Belgian-style Imperial Stout aged in Marker's Mark barrels at 3pm. May 16th - Mini-tap takeover at Backcountry Pizza in Boulder with 8 selections. May 18th & 19th - A debut of their next barrel aged beer - Barrel Series No. 9 - Hello, Darkness Black IPA aged in whiskey barrels - just 30 cases available in bottles ONLY in their taproom.

Renegade Brewing (Denver) - Starting tomorrow, April 30th, Renegade Brewing will open up a new location called Renegade Publik House. This place is situated over at 2043 South University and will offer up not only 25 beer taps, plus a bottle and can list, but also their own pizza!

Parry's Pizza (4 Locations) - Did you make it to the One Big Ass Tap Takeover at Parry's Pizza on Saturday? If not - you missed out on one of the biggest tap takeovers ever. Adam Avery from Avery Brewing (Boulder) was on hand to toast their new 3Point5 Pale Ale, a hop aggressive pale ale that's big on flavor, but low on ABV (just 3.5% ABV). It's a hoppy beer that you can enjoy several of without feeling too buzzed. Check that out plus a ton of pictures and video on the event highlight page.

Breckenridge Brewery (Denver) - There's going to be a Meet The Brewer night happening at the Glass Half Full Taproom connected to the new Alamo Drafthouse in Littleton on Wednesday, May 1st from 5pm to 7pm. Todd Usry will be there to talk about Breckenridge Brews and to offer samples of Buddha's Hand, Agave Wheat, Vanilla Porter and a firkin of 72 Imperial Double Chocolate Cream Stout. The first 25 people to order a Breckenridge brew will receive a Breckenridge Brewery glass.

Boulder County

Avery Volunt Plus EratAvery Brewing (Boulder) - Avery's 14th barrel-aged release "Volunt Plus Erat - Barrel-Aged Sour Ale" will be released this Saturday, May 4th at 5:00pm. The name in Latin means "Wish there was more". Avery describes this beer as follows: "No. 14. And by complete coincidence, aged to perfection for 14 months in neutral Zinfandel barrels! The time necessary for our culture of lactobacillus and pediococcus to fulfill their portion of the workload – to create massive amounts of lactic acid and subtler amounts of acetic acid to interplay with the fruity Cabernet Franc grape must. 55 cases shared. 23 hoarded. $8 per bottle, 6 bottle limit per person. Bottle sales will begin at 5pm, but get there early if you want to score your bottles, and hang out in the line party while enjoying a plethora of rare beers on tap!" - Bottles are $8 each and limited to 6 bottles/person.

Northern Colorado

City Star Big City Blonde CollaborationCity Star Brewing (Berthoud) - This Saturday, May 4th marks the 1 year anniversary celebration for City Star Brewing. They've been making beers in downtown Berthoud now for a full year and will be throwing a party that Saturday from 12pm to 12am. Kicking off the festivities will be the new beer release of Big City Blonde, a collaboration beer made with alligator pepper and lemon zest, between Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) and City Star Brewing who are both celebrating their 1st anniversaries at the same time. Also, look for the debut of the "City Star Deputies" mug clug, brewery tours at 2, 4 and 6pm, a fun "Challenge of Nonsense" at 7pm, and live music from the Carbone Family Band from 8:30pm to 11:30pm. Help them celebrate their first year and bring a friend.

Odell Brewing Company (Fort Collins) - Odell Brewing shared an image showing off what their brewery will look like once the latest expansion is completed later this summer in 2013. Look for more room both inside and outside to enjoy fresh Odell beer!
Odell Brewing expansion

Echo Brewing Company (Frederick) - This Tuesday, April 30th, there will be an Echo Brewing Tap Takeover at The Tavern at St. Michael's Square in Greeley. Reps from Echo will be on hand and will give away chances for free giveaways. Located at 2918 67th Ave in Greeley. Also, coming on on Sunday, May 5th will be a special Cinco de Mayo Pot Luck at the brewery starting at 2pm. Sign up at the brewery with Krystal or Kristen or call to bring a dish to share - 719.445.5969.

Crabtree Brewing Company (Greeley) - After being open for 7 years, Crabtree Brewing Company realized that they had never officially had a ribbon cutting ceremony back when they 1st opened. So, in a better late than never spirit, Crabtree will be hosting a 7th year ribbon cutting tomorrow, April 30th at 4:30pm. They'll have a full line-up of beers on tap and pizza available from a local food truck parked outside. Then stay tuned for word on their 7th Anniversary Party coming up later this weekend.

Broken Plow Brewing Company (Greeley) - Not only is Greeley getting Wiley Brewing Company and Nostalgic Brewing Company in the near future, but also another brewery is planning to come to 4731 W. 10th Street in Greeley this Fall - Broken Plow Brewing Company. This business will be owned and run by Randy & Regan Waddle. Their final location has been determined and is in planning and licensing now. Stay tuned for news on this upcoming operation.

Mountains and West

Palisade Brewing Company (Palisade) - Attention local artists: Have you ever wanted to see your artwork on a beer can? Here's your chance. Print ready work is not required, but is a plus. If you feel your art is a fit for a brewery contact Danny to discuses details and view your portfolio. Your love for beer required! Call 970.464.1462 or 303.324.8613.

Steamworks Cherry CindersSteamworks Brewing Co (Durango) - Coming up on Friday, May 3rd at 3pm Steamworks will host another Firkin Friday and will be introducing a unique brew "Cherry Cinders". The specialty firkin will have a base of Steamworks’ flagship beer, Colorado Kölsch, a light, crisp ale with a hint of fruitiness, refermented with Belgian yeast. “We added a small amount of smoked malt, made into a ‘tea,’ to the cask because we're into experimentation,” said Steamworks Brewer and Certified Cicerone Spencer Roper. “That’s where the ‘cinders’ come into play.” “And for the cherry, we will be adding both sweet and sour cherries to the Kölsch base,” said Steamworks Brew Master and Certified Cicerone® Ken Martin. “The final touch will be the Belgian yeast that will consume the sugar from the cherries, and give the beer a little spice character as well.” - Draws will be $1 and tankers will be $2 until the firkin is kicked.

Misty Mountain Hop Farm (Olathe) - One of Colorado's largest hop farms is planning to expand with more acreage this year. Misty Mountain is also currently the only Colorado hop farm that pelletizes their hops for local brewers. Read all about it in this latest news release.
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