Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Colorado Beer News 061913

Colorado Beer NewsToday is World Sauntering Day. Slow down your pace today and avoid rushing. Take it easy and smell the roses as they say. Enjoy life more fully today and take the time to just take it all in. And while you're at it - take the time to slowly enjoy a craft beer with a friend. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, June 19th, 2013.

Metro Denver

FATE Brewing Company (Boulder) - Today the brewery is releasing two new beers. The 1st will be released at 11:00am and is their Belgian Golden Strong Ale (9.5% ABV 32 IBU). The 2nd beer is a limited cask release of their Parcae Belgian Pale Ale that was dry-hopped with galaxy hops. That will be tapped at 3pm.

Cannonball Creek Brewing (Golden) - Tis the Saison! Their Rosemary Sourdough Saison returns to the taproom tomorrow, June 20th at 3:00pm. It's a perfect choice for the last day of Spring.

Strange Brewing Company (Denver) - And now for something completely different. It's One Barrel Wednesday and today's barrel is "Red Radish Saison". Got your curiosity? Come try it then.

Rockyard Brewing Company (Castle Rock) - Still a chance for you to get tickets to tonight's Brewmaster's Dinner at 6:30pm. 4 courses each paired with beer such as "Dutch," Redhawk Ale, Two-Bit Wit, and a special release of Spirit of Danny, a barrel aged Grand Cru. Call (303) 814-9273 to reserve your seat.

Big Choice West Portal Colorado CommonBig Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - [Newsletter] It's their 2nd can release! Big Choice Brewing will be utilizing Mobile Canning once again to can their second beer on Friday! Called "West Portal Colorado Common Summer Ale", it is light, refreshing, with a tinge of bitterness to it. This is the first in an ongoing Alpine Tunnel series that takes into consideration the love of Colorado History by telling tall tales of the people of Colorado and their love for beer back in the day! Look for the 16oz 4 packs in stores at the end of June!

Colorado Plus Brewpub (Wheat Ridge) - Friday on the Summer Solstice, June 21st at 4pm will mark Colorado Plus' 2nd Grand Opening. Why a second grand opening? Because they're finally releasing 4 of their own beers on tap! Stop in to see the selection. Check out the Beer Release page to see what's pouring.

Copper Kettle Brewing (Denver) - This Friday marks the 1st bottle release of CKBC's Mexican Chocolate Stout. This brew won a gold medal at the GABF in 2011. Look for it in local Denver stores. There will be a release party at the brewery on Friday starting at 12pm.

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - There are a few spots for new members left in their Adventurer Club. Club members will be able to get their new upcoming stainless steel growlers from Hydro Flask when they come in at the end of the month. If you haven't joined up yet better hurry!

Dry Dock Brewing Co (Aurora) - A milestone was reached today. Dry Dock produced their 1 millionth can of craft beer today! Grats on this achievement. The one millionth can was for their Apricot Blonde. Expect that can to be enshrined until the 2 millionth can comes out.

Epic Beer Festival (Denver) - Volunteers are still needed for the upcoming Epic Beer Festival June 28-29 in the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. If you want to volunteer visit:

Great Divide Brewing Co (Denver) - At long last, the newest member of their Yeti family has been revealed. Label approval for their "Oatmeal Yeti" has just arrived. This will be a 9.5% ABV stout brewed with oatmeal and raisins. (Yum!) - No release date has been announced yet, but when it does you know we'll pass it along.

Boulder County

Front Range Brewing Co (Lafayette) - Opening day keeps getting closer and closer. Their first batch of beer is now in kegs and their tanks are now prepped to start brewing their IPA today. Look for word on opening day coming soon.

The Kettle & Stone Brewing CompanyKettle & Stone Brewing Company (Boulder) - This Friday marks the soft opening for the Boulder area's newest brewery. Kettle & Stone will be hosting a Summer Solstice party this Friday followed by their official Grand Opening on June 26th. Expect to see three beers available on grand opening day: Opening Day IPA, Summer Solstice Wheat, and Freedom Stout. For their soft opening they will have the Summer Solstice Wheat on tap only plus 4 individual Ginger Ales (non-alcohol). Their brewery is located at: 6880 Winchester Circle, Unit F in Boulder, CO (the Gunbarrel area) within view of the 119 Diagonal Hwy.

BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats (Boulder) - Capacity in their new brewhouse just got bigger as the brewery just took delivery of several new fermenters yesterday. This can only mean one thing - even more BRU craft beer is coming soon!

Bootstrap Brewing (Niwot) - Bootstrap Brewing is celebrating their 1st anniversary with a party this Saturday, June 22nd at the brewery from 12pm to 9pm. The Colorado Craft Beer Show will be doing a live remote from 12-2pm, then Cat Jerky will be playing live music from 2-4:30pm. A Cornhole tournament starts at 3pm. Grand Prize is 2 VIP tickets to the Epic Beer Festival on June 29th in Denver. Plenty of fresh craft beer will be on tap and food will be available from Niwot Market and Treppeda's Ristorante.

Northern Colorado

Colorado Brewers' Festival (Ft. Collins) - Don't miss the big beer festival in FoCo this weekend that culminates Fort Collins Beer Week. Many businesses downtown FoCo are offering specials on beer and merchandise. Friday night is All Brewers Eve celebration. Then the all afternoon sessions on Saturday and Sunday. Get tickets and details at:

The Mayor of Old Town (Ft. Collins) - The Mayor recently collaborated with Verboten Brewing of Loveland, Colorado to some up with "I'm All Right Jack" - it's an imperial Kentucky Common that was aged in rum barrels. It weighs in at 12% ABV and is now on tap at The Mayor of Old Town. Better stop in to get some soon as it's a limited batch.

Southern Front Range

Pikes Peak Brewing (Monument) - [PRESS RELEASE] Pikes Peak Brewing Co. is gearing up to be the only active brewery in the Pikes Peak Region to can their handcrafted beers. “We expanded our brewing capacity early in 2013 to meet demand and accomplish our goal of doubling our output so that we can get the Pikes Peak brand out there in the Colorado Springs area,“ says Wright. “We decided on cans because they are better for the beer, lighter and can be taken to more places than bottles. We plan to produce at least 240 Barrels worth of cans (or close to 60,000 cans) through the remainder of 2013.” Elephant Rock IPA, a bold India Pale Ale with a resinous pine and bright citrus profile, will be the first beer to go into 16-ounce cans in late June 2013. PPBC will follow up later in the summer with the fiery colored Devil’s Head Red, a red ale made with a malt blend providing a smooth palate of caramel, toffee and toast. 4 packs of 16-ounce cans will be available for sale in our Monument, Colorado taproom, as well as at select liquor stores around the Pikes Peak Region.

Mountains and West

Ska Estival Cream Stout Release PartySka Brewing (Durango) - Friday is the Summer Solstice and Ska Brewing will be releasing the last of the 4 seasonal stouts at a release party on Friday, June 21st from 5pm to 7pm. For this solstice, they are releasing "Estival Cream Stout" in cans - a brew with honey & spices and aged on orange peels. All four seasonal stouts will be available along with summer games and food and live music from the Crags. Be there!

Dillon Dam Brewery (Dillon) - Tickets are still available for their Brewmaster's Dinner on Thursday, June 20th at 6:30pm. It's the official kick-off to the Dillon Brew Festival featuring unique beer and food pairings created by their Brewmaster Cory Forster and Chef Jerame Maes. 5 courses paired with 5 unique Dam beers. Call to reserve your spot - 970.262.7777.

Pug Ryan's Brewery (Dillon) - The stacks of new cans are in and soon they will be filled with Pug Ryan's Peacemaker Pilsner. If you attend the Lake Dillon Brew Festival you'll be able to taste this and two other variations on this pilsner

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