Friday, June 14, 2013

Colorado Beer News 061413

Flag Day - Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Flag Day. Back in 1777, the Second Continental Congress adopted the flag of the United States on this day. Flag Day has been officially commemorated as a national celebration since 1916 when President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation for it. Display our nation's flag proudly today and toast to our country. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, June 14th, 2013.

Last minute Father's Day Gift Idea - get him a growler fill of his favorite craft beer!

Metro Denver

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - The brewery has brought back their Type 3 IPA today and you can get some in the tap room. JAMS PLACE will be parked outside the taproom serving up food as well. Elsewhere, a Big Choice brewery rep will be out at North Boulder Liquor today giving away some free stuff at 4:00pm. Stop in, sample and get your chance at the goodies.

Great Divide Brewing (Denver) - Look who's turning 19 - Great Divide! They're throwing a SOLD OUT party for it on Saturday, June 15th from 2-6pm. Hope you grabbed your tickets already. Grats to Great Divide Brewing Company for 19 wonderful years in Denver. Here's to many more!

Lowry Beer Garden (Denver) - If you bring Dad to Lowry Beer Garden on Sunday for Father's Day they'll give him a complimentary beer from their Happy Hour beer list.

Factotum Brewhouse (Denver) - A unique brewery concept is coming to Denver in the form of Factotum Brewhouse. Brother/Sister team of Christopher Bruns and Laura Bruns want to build a brewery where homebrewers can brew beer and work to perfect their recipes on a larger scale under the guidance and tutelage of the owners. Beer would then be available on tap at their taproom. Today, they launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds to renovate their new location at 4735 Lipan Street in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Denver. They are needing to raise $8,000 or more over the course of the next 36 days. Check out their Kickstarter page and follow their progress on Facebook.

Dry Dock Brewing (Aurora) - Today's Friday firkin is a Blackberry Hefeweizen. It taps at 3pm.

Prost Brewing (Denver) - Stop in for a taste of their latest addition to their lineup - K├Âlsch. It's the light refreshing beer you've been looking for on this hot day.

Boulder County

Oskar Blues (Longmont) - Attention homebrewers, the Mobile Canning and Oskar Blues homebrew event has been changed to Saturday, August 10th from noon to 4pm at the Tasty Weasel Taproom. This will be an opportunity for you to bring in your homebrew, add priming sugars and put your homebrew into cans! It works similar to your bottling process, add your priming sugars then fill and seam the cans.

Avery Brewing (Boulder) - Something different! Avery Brewing took their Chai Brown Ale and infused it with a dose of rich coffee. The result is something they call "Dirty". You can get dirty in their Tap Room starting at 5pm - Dirty Chai Brown Ale that is.

Bootstrap Brewing (Niwot) - Batch 1 of their Pro-Am collaboration brew with James Frazer goes on tap today at 3pm - Bootstrap Black IPA. It won best of show at the Indian Peaks Alers' pro-am competition back in March.

Northern Colorado

Big Beaver Brewing (Loveland) - It's another Free Beer Friday at Big Beaver. Starting at 2pm for 30 minutes and then repeating at the top of each hour, Big Beaver will be pouring free pints of their Potent Peter IPA (limit 1 per customer) until their 1/6th barrel keg is gone. Suggest getting their early to be able to claim your free pint. Then stay and try their Blend of the Week called "Shaved Peter". This is a blend of their Belgian Ale and their IPA.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Today at the brewery Grimm Brothers are bringing back their Riffraff - a dunkelweizen. This is a special dark weissbier that they previously tapped back in October. This brew is known for being like a hefeweizen only with a bigger malt richness. Drink that with some "Brats and Hots" who will be on site serving food starting after 3pm.

Equinox Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Here's how Friday night is going down at Equinox. They've got their just tapped Galaxy IPA back on tap along with Cary Morin playing live music in the Beer Garden from 6-8pm. Music and beer and the rest comes naturally.

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - Not only do they serve up some great Saisons at Funkwerks, they are now also serving Cozy Cow Dairy beer-infused cheddar cheese plates in the taproom as well. Ask your server for the "infused" varieties.

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Think you can make people laugh? Here's your chance to prove it - FOCO Funny Fridays at Pateros Creek. This is an open mic comedy night starting at 7:30pm and lasting until 10pm. Room for 15 comedians (1 could be you) and a headliner: Dan Jones. If you perform you'll earn a free beer. Sign up at 7pm for your 10 minute slot.

Southern Front Range

Trinity Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Their famous "Saison Man" is back and in bottles. It's being released tonight at 5pm in 750ml bottles.

Mountains and West

Crazy Mountain Brewing (Edwards) - Their Friday Firkin today is an Oak Aged Crazy Mountain Amber Ale. This limited batch taps at 5pm in the tasting room.

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