Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Colorado Beer News 061813

Colorado Beer NewsToday is International Sushi Day. Sushi, like craft beer, is an art form and today is the day fans celebrate the combination of vinegared rice and raw seafood. So what craft beer would you pair with sushi? How about a pilsner, a hefeweizen or a K├Âlsch-style beer! One way to find out - try a pairing! Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, June 18th, 2013.

Metro Denver

Colorado Plus Brewpub (Wheat Ridge) - It's been a month since they opened for business, but coming up this Friday, June 21st Colorado Plus will be unveiling their own line-up of beer to become part of the 56-tap wall of beer that they serve. Colorado Plus plans to release 4 of their own beers on Friday including 2 zombie themed beers: 1) Undead Red - a Belgian-style red ale, 2) Bitter off Dead - a double IPA featuring Falconer's Flight hops, 3) Cinnamon Almond Ale - a beer that doesn't follow any particular style but an original flavor combo, and 4) Berliner Weiss - a low ABV soured wheat beer. These brews and 52-other guest Colorado beers will be available along with their food menu.

Copper Kettle Brewing (Denver) - Tomorrow, June 19th, Copper Kettle's Firkin Wednesday tapping will be a "Smoked Imperial Coffee Stout" - part of their June Smoked Brews Cask Month. This cask taps at 3:00pm.

Grist Brewing Company (Highlands Ranch) - Highlands Ranch is set to get a new craft brewery this fall. Grist Brewing Company will open a 6500 square foot facility just south of C470 and Sante Fe Boulevard. They plan to serve a wide variety of quality ales and lagers. Expect to see styles such as hefeweizens, Kolsch, American IPA, Brown ales and Bocks along with some experimentation. Rob Kevwitch will be the main brewer and has a Ph. D in Organic Chemistry. They plan to brew on an American-made 20 barrel brewhouse system from Wisconsin. See their complete press release issued today.

Renegade Brewing (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] Renegade Brewing Company, at 925 W 9th Ave, has decided to close down the 900 block of 9th Ave, 9th Ave between Santa Fe and Kalamath, and throw a block party! The party kicks off at noon on June 29th and wraps up at 10pm. The celebration will feature live music from 5 local bands on an outdoor stage. The lineup includes Cousin Jasper at 12:30, The Stormcellars at 2:30, The Black Postcards at 4:30, CP Carrington at 6:30 and the 8:30 band is TBA. Renegade has brewed up 8 special beers for the event including a beet saison, milk pale ale, and a couple of twists on classic Renegade beers that will only be available the day of. Also, two food trucks will be in attendance to serve the party goers offering Mexican tortas, chicken wings, grilled cheese and other options. Entrance is free and beers will be sold by the glass.

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Looking for a tasty brew and a slice or 2 of pizza tonight? Stop in at Hops & Pie. They've got some new tappings starting today including: Kolsch from Prost Brewing, I'm Barley Wine from Black Bottle Brewery (FoCo), Saison Brett from Boulevard Brewing, Burton Baton from Dogfish Head, and Double Jack from Firestone Walker.

Denver Beer Company (Denver) - This Saturday, June 22 from 12pm to 4pm, Denver Beer Company and Little Man Ice Cream are hosting an Ice Cream Social at Denver Beer Co. This is an ice cream event for adults. Come try a beer float as well as several beer & ice cream pairings. Also, don't forget that tomorrow is their third annual HOP SWAP. Come pick up a starter hop plant. They're giving away free ones at 4pm till they are all gone. Just be sure to bring in some hops when you harvest them, mmkay?

Lone Tree Brewing (Lone Tree) - Their Hoptree IIPA has just been put on nitro tap today. This helps create a big creamy head on this big hoppy double IPA. Sorry, no growler fills on that one.

Northern Colorado

Grimm Brothers (Loveland) - It's Ladies Night at Grimm Bros (June 18th) where ladies can get half-priced pints starting at 4:00pm. Have you tried their recently released Riffraff Dunkelweizen yet? Also, coming up this Friday, June 21st is the return of their 3 Golden Hairs - a Czech-style Pilsner made with Saaz hops for a floral, spicy character. Perfect brew for this warmer season.

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Verboten Brewing just added their 2nd nitro tap handle. There will always be 2 beers on nitro every time you visit. Today's nitro offerings: Chicory Midnight Espresso Stout and their new "Never Nude" pale ale.

Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) - Don't forget - Crabtree Brewing's inaugural Trivia Night starts tonight at 7:00pm. Bring some friends and join in the competition.

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - Tomorrow's Wednesday Firkin is called "Nick Noel Tea #2: The Prince of Tides". What kind of beer is this? You'll just have to try one to find out. This brew taps at 5:00pm. Then on Thursday, sign up to perform during Open Mic Night from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Live music also on Friday (6-8pm) and Saturday (5-7pm). Also, did you know that High Hops won an award for their Witty One (wheat ale) at the San Diego International Beer Festival?

Echo Brewing Co (Frederick) - It's Trivia Night at 7pm tonight. Stop in early and get some food as well from Shuffler Bros BBQ starting at 5pm to 8pm. Beer, BBQ and Trivia - what could be better?

Hop Acres (Ft. Collins) - Local hop farm has just received a Wolfe Hops Harvester from Germany last week. It's the first of its kind on the Front Range that they know of. This piece of equipment will allow them to harvest hops very quickly and get fresh local hops to local brewers within hours of harvest time. More info at: www.hopacres.com.

Mountains and West

Lake Dillon Brew Festival (Dillon) - This will be a busy weekend for beer festivals in Colorado and up in the mountains at Lake Dillon they are having the Lake Dillon Brew Festival this Saturday, June 22nd starting at 1pm and lasting til 5pm at Marina Park. This is a Colorado Brewers Guild event and will host over 25 Colorado breweries and plenty of live Bluegrass music. This event was formerly known as the Summit of Bluegrass & Brews. For tickets and info visit: dillondba.org.

Kannah Creek Brewing (Grand Junction) - In the "how did I miss this" category, back in mid-May, Kannah Creek officially opened the doors to a 2nd building that they call Edgewater Tap & Grill. This huge new 14,000 square foot facility not only houses a restaurant with a completely different food menu, and a taproom with all the same Kannah Creek beers, but it also has it's own brewhouse and bottling facility as well. The new location has a huge outdoor patio as well as a large grassy area out front that will be used for events. Brewery tours will begin this fall for their large scale production area. Kannah Creek plans to brew at both locations. The Edgewater Tap & Grill is located at 905 STruthers Avenue in Grand Junction, Colorado on the river front. Follow Edgewater Tap & Grill on Facebook.
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