Thursday, May 23, 2013

Colorado Beer News 052313

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Lucky Penny Day. There's an old saying - "See a penny pick it up, all day long you have good luck". Find your lucky penny today and see if you happen into some good luck. Sure, a penny won't buy you anything these days, but it may help put a smile on your face if but for a moment. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, May 23rd, 2013.

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Metro Denver

Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) - Trivia tonight - 2 rounds - one at 6pm and the other at 7pm. The winner of each round will receive a growler of beer of their choice. Bring your friends!

Arvada Beer Company (Arvada) - Stop in today for their new Kollaboration Kolsch and their Brewers Limited Reserve at 2pm. Friday's release will be their Double IPA. Then, on the last Saturday of the month (May 25), Arvada Beer Co is once again playing host to the Colorado Craft Beer Show (AM 760) from noon to 2pm. Arvada Beer Co will be giving away some goodies from their beer cellar during the show, plus Turk has some tickets to the upcoming Burning Can Fest to give away. Get a prize ticket every time you buy a beer and you might get your number drawn.

CAUTION: Brewing Company (Denver/Lakewood) - Earlier this week, CAUTION: Brewing Company announced the location of their upcoming 2nd location in Lakewood, Colorado. This location will host a larger taproom, a canning line for their Lao Wang Lager, and have 12 taps. The location is at: 1057 S. Wadsworth Blvd, Unit 60. They plan to open this location sometime around October 2013.

Kokopelli Beer Company (Westminster) - Due to concerns from the city of Westminster about not wanting a stand alone brewery, Kokopelli Beer Company will open as a brewpub with not only their own beer but also with their own food menu. The City of Westminster didn't want just a drinking establishment, but wanted people to also have food as well. So rather than fight it, owner Christine Wares decided to convert into a brewpub with food. Look for Kokopelli Beer Company to open by early July 2013.

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - According to a Westword report, Crooked Stave has struck a deal with a New York City importer that will distribute Crooked Stave Beer in NYC. At the same time, this same importer, 12 Percent Imports, will begin shipping beers from Evil Twin in Denmark and also Stillwater Artisan Ales from Baltimore who specializes in Belgian-style and sour ales. There will also be two other Belgian breweries who will be included in the deal. So while Crooked Stave beers may be harder to get here, some additional international and quality East Coast beer will be headed this way. Crooked Stave also plans to ship beer to Oregon and California as well.

Black Shirt Brewing (Denver) - Hop shortage? Apparently so. Due to the lack of some particular hops for smaller accounts, BSB is being forced to change their Saison recipe to use different hops. Look for a slightly different brew when they brew it up next week. Perhaps some local breweries should pool their orders and get a better chance at a guaranteed hop delivery.

Breckenridge Brewery (Denver) - It's back! This Saturday, May 25th, bottles of their Well Built E.S.B. will be back on sale in their brewery tasting room for a limited time. This is their barrel-aged brew aged in Stranahan's barrels. The supply won't last long so stop in soon to pick up some bottles.

Cannonball Creek Brewing (Golden) - There's a full tapwall of CCBC beer for this holiday weekend. Check out their line-up: Mindbender IPA, Featherweight Pale, Highwater Wit, Solid Gold Belgian Golden, Victorville Red, Forêt Noir Black Saison, and Soul Doubt Stout.

Boulder County

Twisted Pine Brewing (Boulder) - Tickets are now on sale for their 18th Anniversary Party happening on July 13th from 2-7pm. Live music from multiple bands, 30+ different TP brews including some rare and small batch editions and lots of fun activities. Get tix online or in the taproom.

Northern Colorado

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Berthoud Day is slated for Saturday, June 1st. City Star will open their taproom at 11am for the parade and the beer will be flowing in the beer garden all day. City Star will have some primo seats to watch the parade. They'll even have a float in the parade too.

Pateros Creek Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Today's Thursday Outlaw tap is called "Virginia Dale" - an Elderflower Pale Ale. Plus, their Stimulator Pale is now back on tap as well. Also, there's something new in the seating area. A new foosball table! Come try some beer and work on your game while you're at it. The fun keeps growing at PCBC!

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - Fans of their award winning beer Deceit take note! Today at the brewery they packaged a new rum barrel-aged version of Deceit (Belgian-style Golden Strong) that has been aging in barrels since September of last year. Look for this beer to be available in bottles in late Summer.

Equinox Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Today marks the tapping of a firkin of "Nothing But Flowers IPA" - a brew conditioned with hibiscus and rose petals.

Echo Brewing Company (Frederick) - Today their Nocturnal Black IIPA is back on tap. Not only that, they've got live blues music playing starting at 7pm and some great BBQ outside from Shuffler Bros. BBQ.

Southern Front Range

Paradox Beer Company (Woodland Park) - New beer alert! Paradox just released the 3rd installment of their Paradise Nines IPA Project called "The Trippel Double" - an IPA Trippel. It's an Ameri-Belgo Golden IPA that was aged in wine barrels and bottle conditioned. This beer weighs in at 7.5% ABV and 80 IBU. It's their Batch #32 and was bottled on May 12th. Look for it on store shelves wherever Paradox beers are sold.

Mountains and West

Dillon Dam Brewery (Dillon) - Up in the mountains this week and want to turn up the heat? Stop into Dillon Dam Brewery and try their Chili Beer! It's a light, crisp Mexican-style lager with over 33 pounds of fresh roasted green chilies in each batch. It's got a spicy chili aroma, but is mild and very drinkable. Also, homebrewers can enter their Homebrewer Competition set for Friday, May 31st at 11:30am. Drop off four 12oz bottles to the brewery by Friday, May 31st. Awards ceremony will be set for June 14th.

San Luis Valley Brewing (Alamosa) - There's a few new tastes waiting for you in Alamosa the next time you visit the brewery. These beers include: Scenic Rail Pale Ale, Royal Gorge Route Rogue (a Red / IPA hybrid), and Western Wit (made with orange peel). These are beers designed for the this time of year.

Palisade Brewing Company (Palisade) - The brewery is celebrating the installation of their new 40 barrel bright tank. Room for more beer! They've also got a new raspberry blonde ale tapping from a firkin tonight.
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