Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Colorado Beer News 052213

Colorado Beer NewsToday is World Goth Day. Embrace your inner Gothic spirit. Dress in black and embrace a lack of color today. What beer goes great with World Goth Day? Something dark of course. Try a Black IPA or a Stout. Even a porter will do. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013.

Metro Denver

Copper Kettle Brewing (Denver) - Today's Wednesday Firkin is a Cabernet Sauvignon Saison. It taps at 3:00pm. And don't forget, Texorado Bar-B-Que will be on hand at 5:00pm to satisfy your noms.

Prost Brewing (Denver) - For a limited time, you can get a $30 voucher for Prost Brewing Company for only $15 on Colorado's Best Deals. That's like getting half price beer for you and a few friends! You can only get this deal online - check terms & conditions before purchasing.

Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub (Arvada) - Looking for something new? Why not try some of their latest beer tappings. Now available: Chai Milk Stout (5.2% ABV and 28 IBU) - this was the 1st keg to blow at the new Colorado Plus, and Thin Air ESB - a traditional English ESB (5.3% ABV and 45 IBU). Then at 4pm on Wednesday - a new tapping - Big Hairy Feet - an English-style Barleywine (8.5% ABV and 96 IBU). This Wednesday is an Acoustic Jam with Prehbot from 6:30pm - 9:30pm in the bar area. Then on Sunday, May 26th it's Yak & Yeti Game Night from 3pm to close. Beginners welcome. Bring in a game or show up and learn a new one.

Mountain Toad Brewing (Golden) and Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - both of these new breweries will have their Grand Openings on Saturday, May 25th. Add two more to the growing number of craft breweries in Colorado!

Lone Tree Brewing (Lone Tree) - The brewery just poured a new cement outdoor patio yesterday. For the next couple of days it will be off limits while it hardens, but very soon you'll be able to enjoy a pint out on the new patio.

Boulder County

Asher Brewing Company (Boulder) - Word from the brewery says that the first pieces of their new canning line have started arriving. Look for Asher beer to be in cans by this summer! Get ready for organic beer in a can.

Twisted Pine Brewing (Boulder) - On July 13th, Twisted Pine will celebrate their 18th Anniversary with a party from 2pm to 7pm. Get tickets in the tap room on on their website. There will be 30+ Twisted Pine brews pouring, Live Music, Food and lots of fun including a charity dunk tank.

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont) - Some rare stuff is on tap at Left Hand this week. Stop in for WTF #4 - a barrel-aged sour, Ambidextrous Step IV: Maibock, and St. Vrain Belgian Tripel Ale. And this Friday, they'll tap a firkin of oak aged 400 Pound Monkey. Time to get thirsty! Then on Saturday is the debut of a collaboration beer Homefront IPA at 5pm. It's an American IPA made with orange zest and aged on maple Louisville Slugger baseball bats! No kidding!

J Wells Brewery (Boulder) - Among the beers on tap today: Hop Haze - Imperial IPA, Jamie's Pale - APA, Jamie's Best - British Bitter, Gitana Brown - Northern English Brown Ale, Light Out Stout - 10% Russian Imperial, and Chocolate Milk Stout - w/cocoa nibs. Plus they've got hot dogs cooking!

Very Nice Brewing Company (Nederland) - Calling all poets, musicians, and performers! Join in Thursday, May 23rd at 7:30 p.m. for a Very Nice Open Mic Night! Sign up starts at 7:00 p.m. They will be open this Monday (usually closed on Mondays) to celebrate Memorial Day! Stop by for a brew after your hike or bike ride in the mountains. They'll be open Monday from 12:00-6:00 p.m.

Northern Colorado

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - On May 21st, Randy, the owner of Broken Plow, gave a presentation before the Greeley City Council and got the necessary zoning change approved on their new brewery location on West 10th Street. This clears the way for getting their TTB application submitted. Once the current tenants of their building finish a remodeling and move they will be able to start getting the brewery ready for business by the Fall of this year.

Odell Brewing (Ft. Collins) - With Ride The Rockies just a few weeks away (June 8-15), Odell is preparing to release a special brew made specially for the post-ride cool down. Look for Ride The Rockies Recovery Pale Ale to be on tap during the Ride The Rockies event.

Patrick's Irish Pub (Greeley) - Not only do they have 31 beers on tap, Patrick's now has the Peace Pit Wood Fired Pizza on site serving up food outside their door on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Also - Coming up on Friday June 7th is an Oskar Blues Tap Takeover with the Bonewagon food truck. This is also a Go-Cup night which will allow you to take your drinks outside in the plaza. Oskar Blues is bringing a firkin of dry hopped Gubna with Zeus hops for that evening as well. It's the same night as the Greeley Blues Jam so they'll have a blues band playing in the pub all night.

Horse & Dragon Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - There's a big job opening at this upcoming brewery slated to open in January 2014. They are looking for a Lead Brewer. For details, requirements and responsibilities for this job - check out their job posting. Think you've got da skillz to be a lead brewer at a Colorado brewery?

Colorado Brewers' Festival (Ft. Collins) - Tickets are now on sale for the 24th annual Colorado Brewers' Festival to be held on June 22-23, 2013 in Fort Collins, CO. Tickets this year are $22 advance and $28 at the gate. For that you get 10 tasting tickets. There will be around 40 Colorado breweries pouring beers this year. The event footprint spans Civic Center area - LaPorte Ave - Mason Street to Meldrum Street, Howes Street from Maple to Civic Center Park, and Washington Park. There will also be a special Connoisseur Event on Friday June 21st from 7pm to 10pm for $60. Festival times are 11am-6pm VIP, or 12pm-6pm General Saturday & Sunday. More info at the site.

Pateros Creek Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Sign up now for Cornhole Wednesdays at PCBC! Registration closes soon as the leagues start June 5th and run Wednesdays from 6-9pm for 7 weeks. Each team has 6 players - 3 men and 3 women. The 8th week will be the playoffs. There will be beer specials every Wednesday during league night. Cost to join is $30 per person. Register your team here.

Bikes & Beer Radio Show (88.9FM Fort Collins) - TOnight on the Bikes & Beer Radio show they'll be talking science, Napa California, delicious beer, some upcoming cycling events and many strange off-color topics! Tune in from 6:00pm - 7:00pm on 88.9 FM in FOCO.

Southern Front Range

Bristol Brewing Company (Colorado Springs) - Today and on every Wednesday at Bristol Brewing Company you can get $1 off all growler jug fills of your favorite beers. Which one is your favorite?

Mountains and West

Tommyknocker Brewery (Idaho Springs) - Did you know that Tommyknocker brewed and bottled a special Over the Bar Series beer that you can only get if you visit the brewery? Just over a week ago Tommyknocker release their Barrel Aged Imperial Nut Brown Ale. You can only get it in a glass at the brewery - and no - you can't take this one home even though they bottled this beer (Sorry I didn't make that rule). The Barrel Aged Imperial Nut Brown Ale was aged in a Breckenridge Distillery oak bourbon barrel for 10 months. It weighs in at 9% ABV. It's in a limited supply.

Moonlight Pizza & Brewpub (Salida) - This Friday and Saturday, Moonlight Pizza will be pouring their Moonlight Cram Ale at the CKS PaddleFest from 4pm to 8pm. It's a light, refreshing, pale straw ale that's lightly hopped and weighs in at 5%. Try one at PaddleFest!

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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 top watering holes offer live entertainment every day. Check out the Colorado Brewery Music Listings and find out who's playing at your favorite brewery or beer bar. Updated daily.

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