Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Colorado Beer News 050813

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Night Shift Workers Day. Here's to you late night laborers. You burn the midnight oil to keep American moving after dark. Take time today to stay up late and say thanks to someone who works all night while we sleep. Only thing is, if you want to buy them a beer you'll have to wait until the morning hours when they get off of work! Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, May 7th, 2013.

Metro Denver

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - According to their Facebook page, Arvada's newest brewery will be holding their Grand Opening on Saturday, May 25th. More details should be coming soon. Odyssey Beerwerks is located at: 5535 W. 56th Avenue in Arvada, CO. They're in the Goldstrike Business part at the NW corner of Ralston and 56th. Find them on the web at:

Colorado Plus (Wheat Ridge) - Speaking of grand openings, Colorado Plus will hold their this coming Monday, May 13th. While their brewery isn't quite operational yet, they'll still have 56 taps full of Colorado only craft beer flowing. Plus you can order food right out of their own kitchen. They've just passed their final inspections this week so their opening is on schedule for Monday. CPlus is located at 6995 W. 38th Avenue in Wheat Ridge, CO. Check them out on Facebook.

Hogshead Brewery (Denver) - The production capacity at Hogshead just got a lot bigger! They just got in a new 20 barrel fermenter. It was so big it barely fit inside! Look for even more Hogshead cask beers to be served up in the weeks to come. Today cask conditioned ales being tapped include: Cross Channel Blonde Belgian dry hopped with Saaz, Mother Fuggles AK, and Denver Pride dry hopped with Simcoe.

Renegade Brewing (Denver) - An old friend isn't exactly leaving, it's getting a new name. Today marked the last day for their Ryeteous beer. It's now retire and being replaced with a beer called Redacted. Rest assured, it's the same great beer only with a name that won't bring the wrath of out-of-state lawyers. Look for Redacted in cans and on tap.

Black Shirt Brewing (Denver) - A word of warning from BSB. They have just 1 keg of their 2013 Red IPA Track #1 left and it is currently on tap. When that keg is gone, that beer will be off tap for at least 3 weeks! Better get some soon.

Boulder County

Boulder Beer Company (Boulder) - Next Wednesday, May 15th from 4pm to 7pm it's Boulder Beer Hoopla Rollout Party with Kyle Hollingworth at the brewery tap room! Hoopla Pale Ale is back for another season and Boulder Beer is throwing a party for it. There will also be a String Cheese sculpture contest, Hula Hoop games and a special performance by Kyle Hollingsworth!

Northern Colorado

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - New brew on tap! Today the brewery tapped their Kolsch. It's called Friar Chuck. It's the brewer Sean's Dad's favorite beer - cuz he won't drink nothing else! Also, plan to stop by on Monday, May 13th, the start of American Craft Beer Week, for 9 different special Collusion beers made by teams from 9 different breweries. Each beer has 90% of the same malt base, yet with 10% of other ingredients up to the brewing team's choice. You'll get to taste them all side-by-side to see which one you like best.

Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) - The first phase in building a whole new brewery has been completed with their move to the new location on 29th Street. Now Phase 2 begins which will build out a whole new brewery building behind the existing one. In order to keep growing they need more room! The brewhouse they have now is just temporary and is already quite packed. Pardon their dust while the bulldozers take over out back soon. 7 years and still growing strong! In the meantime, bring in your growlers today for Growler Day special prices.

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Trivia is back in the taproom tonight and it is becoming a "Challenge of Nonsense". Bring your best team of friends to compete for things like free beer! Trivia gets underway at 7:30pm. Wear your favorite wrestling mask if you're bold!

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - Don't forget - their Nelson Sauvin - a light, single-hopped saison with Muscat grape must is back on tap in their tasting room today. Also, coming up on Tuesday, May 14th over at the Tap and Handle in Fort Collins will be Funkwerks brewery night starting at 5pm. Stop in for some great Funkwerks beer and talk beer with the Funkwerks reps. Rumors of limited free merchandise being available.

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Attention Tap Club members! FCB will be tapping their new Weizenbock beer in their tap room on Monday, May 13th. It's got those classic banana and clove esters backed up by a big malt base. Not a Tap Club member? Sign up in their Tap Room!

Pateros Creek Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Take a video peak at founder Steve Jones and his Pateros Creek Brewing Company in this short 2:40 minute video. Here what's coming up in the near future. If you can see the video below, watch it on YouTube.

Southern Front Range

Paradox Beer Company (Woodland Park) - Today the brewery was busy bottling some Whisky Barrel Hell for Stout. It's been aging in Breckenridge Bourbon Barrels for 7 months. The bottle release for this beer will happen around the end of the month. Are you getting excited yet?

Trinity Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Tonight is their kick off of "The Giving Beer", the non profit this week is Partners In Housing. It starts at 5:30 PM and runs through 7:30 PM, and a $1.00 from every Trinity beer sold will go to this great organization! Come out and enjoy some amazing beers while supporting the local community!

Mountains and West

Bonfire Brewing (Eagle) - Word has it that Bonfire Brewing will be starting their very own Bonfire hop farm this year up near Eagle, CO. They're starting off small with about 100 rhizomes. Look forward to more home grown hops in Bonfire beers in a year or two.

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