Monday, June 17, 2013

Colorado Beer News 061713

Colorado Beer NewsToday is part of Meet A Mate Week. For you singles, this is the week to go out and find someone that's right for you. Have you had your eye on someone lately? Well this would be the time to take that next step, introduce yourself and invite someone out. And why not break the ice over a craft beer at your favorite taproom! You'll never find that perfect mate unless you try. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, June 17th, 2013.

Metro Denver

Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub (Arvada) - Last week, Yak & Yeti put out their Victorian Sunrise Wheat and starting June 26th Wheat Wednesday's will return from June 26th through August 14th. Each Wednesday at 4pm Yak & Yeti will release a new limited flavored batch of that base wheat recipe. Look for these wheat beers to appear in the weeks to come: Strawberry 6/26, Cherry 7/3, Clove 7/10, Blueberry 7/17, Ginger 7/24, Cantaloupe 7/31, Raspberry 8/7, and Roasted Peppers 8/14. Wheat beers are great for these hot upcoming summer days. Also, get ready for their 5th Year Anniversary Party on July 1st and 2nd. They will release a 5-year anniversary ale - a triple IPA weighing in at 17% ABV and 200 IBUs (theoretically). Then on July 2nd they will host a Yak & Yeti Beer Dinner with 4 courses, 4 beers at 6pm.

Copper Kettle Brewing (Denver) - Coming up this Friday, June 21st Copper Kettle will be hosting a Mexican Chocolate Stout (MCS) Bomber Release Party running from 12 noon to 10pm. They will be selling 22oz bottles of their MCS and dishing up 2 scoops of fresh vanilla bean ice cream along with it. This marks the first bottle release of a Copper Kettle beer. Their tasting room will be the only place you can buy these bomber bottles until sometime in mid-summer when they will be distributed to area liquor stores. Each bottle will cost $12. MCS was a GABF Gold Medal winner in 2011.

Tivoli Brewing Company (Denver) - After being a draft-only brand since re-starting the brand, Tivoli Brewing is ready to start bottling their Tivoli Beer (Helles Lager). Hall Brewing Company in Parker, Colorado is now their contract brewer and bottler for Tivoli Beer. Prost Brewing will continue to brew for Tivoli's draft customers. Look for bottles of Tivoli Beer to start hitting store shelves later this week. (Source:

Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) - The release date for their next batch of Marienplatz Pilsner will now be on Thursday, June 20th, a day later than they originally announced. Come thirsty.

Rackhouse Pub (Denver) - Can't get enough Sour Beer? Did the Boulder Sour Fest leave you wanting more? No problem. The Rackhouse Pub has designated July 2013 as Sour Month. During Tuesdays through Saturdays from 5pm to 9pm they'll be tapping one of 20 different sour beers - one each day (excluding July 30th). Some of these beers are hard to find and come from over 12+ different Colorado breweries. Check out their schedule at:

Dry Dock Brewing Company (Aurora) - Every since starting up their own can line, beer has been rolling off the line at record pace. Sometime this week, Dry Dock will produce their 1 millionth can of beer! Grats on this big milestone!

Boulder County

Avery Brewing (Boulder) - Zymurgy Magazine recently had American Homebrewers Association (AHA) members vote for their favorite 2013 beers in an online poll, and while no single Colorado beer made the top 10 ranked beers in the nation (oh really?), Avery Brewing was named as the 3rd top brewery with the "Best Portfolio of Beers" in the country.

Bootstrap Brewing (Niwot) - Just 5 more days until their birthday bash! Bootstrap will be open at noon on Saturday with the Colorado Craft Beer Show broadcasting live, and after 2 great bands: Cat Jerky (classic rock) at 2pm and Tony Trahan and the BlueKrewe (cajun, blues, zydeco) at 5pm. Plus they've got a fabulous grand prize for the corn hole tournament which starts at 3pm - 2 VIP tickets for the Epic Beer Festival Denver on June 29th. Brats and burgers for sale by chef Justin too.

Northern Colorado

Loveland Loves BBQ Bands BrewsLoveland Loves BBQ, Bands & Brews (Loveland) - The dates for this year's festival has been set for Friday & Saturday, July 12 & 13, 2013. The festival will be located in the square block between Cleveland and Railroad Avenues and 4th and 5th Streets in downtown Loveland. This festival is free and open to the public. There will be plenty of local craft brews from 4 Loveland breweries, a variety of BBQ dishes and non-stop live music entertainment. Festival hours are 3-10pm Friday and 11am-10pm Saturday. For more info visit the official website.

Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) - A change in their specials line-up starts today. Mondays are now $3 pint days! Tuesdays will no longer be discount pint days, instead they will be starting Trivia every Tuesday starting June 18th at 7pm. Get a team and be prepared!

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - Just a reminder, there are still some seats left for "The Four Seasons of Funkwerks" beer dinner at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar happening Tuesday, June 18th at 6pm. Four courses and four seasonal Funkwerks beers. Call 970.682.2275 for details and reservations.

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Don't forget - Tuesday is Bike in and get $1 off pints all night long. And then on Wednesday get $1 off during Happy Hour from 3pm to 6pm.

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Are you going to the Colorado Brewers' Festival in Fort Collins this weekend? If you are, be sure to stop by their booth and if you wear your City Star merchandise to the fest they'll give you a FREE BEER nickel that you can you later in their taproom. At the fest they'll be pouring City Star 6 Shooter Pale Ale and Dead or Alive Double IPA.

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - Besides a full line-up of their beers on tap, Loveland Aleworks is hosting live music on Tuesday 6pm, Friday 7:30pm and Saturday 7:30pm this week. Stop in and listen!

Choice City Butcher & Deli (Ft. Collins) - This Friday is the 4th Annual Colorado Connoisseurs Tasting! This will be held at the Sunset Event Center in Fort Collins, CO from 7pm-10pm. Tickets are on sale at Choice City Butcher & Deli. Tons of food will be served and a commemorative glass for you to take home. This year everyone is a VIP and no tasting tickets will be given out! A great opportunity to taste as many specialty beers as you like from over 20 breweries! Over 40 different beers will be poured.

Southern Front Range

Trinity Brewing (Colorado Springs) - The Colorado Brewers Guild is hosting a series on Monthly Tweetups featuring brewers from different Colorado businesses. This month's featured brewer is Jason Yester of Trinity Brewing. The tweetup is happening online on Twitter on Wednesday, June 26 from 1pm to 2pm. To participate, follow the tweets from hashtab #CBGtweetup and follow both @Saison_Man and @TRiNiTYBrewing. Jason will answer as many questions as he can during that hour.

Mountains and West

Kannah Creek Brewing (Grand Junction) - In honor of their brewmaster Jim's birthday today, they will be tapping a special firkin today at 5pm called "Jim's Hoppy Brown B-day Ale". Stop in and wish him well today and have a try of this special beer.

Out of State Brewery News

Stone Brewing Company (California) - Coloradoans will be pleased to hear that today Stone Brewing is releasing their special Stone RuinTen IPA. This is a Triple IPA and is an enhanced version of last year's Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA (Double IPA). This beer was boosted from 7.7% up to 10.8% and has 110 IBUs and twice the hops of last years beer. Look for this beer to start hitting Colorado shelves very soon. Despite being a very big beer, this beer is NOT to be cellared, but to be enjoyed by the "Enjoy By" date on the bottle. Drink sooner than later for the best experience.

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