Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Colorado Beer News 072313

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Mosquito Day. It's a day to pay respect to this winged pest and to remind everyone that here in Colorado the mosquito is known to carry the West Nile virus. Don't forget to put on some insect repellent before you head outdoors in areas that mosquitos are in abundance. Some studies have shown that drinking a beer increases your chances of getting bit by mosquitoes. There's something in the chemistry of beer that attracts them. Also, did you know that the mosquito is considered by many to be the real state "bird" of Minnesota? Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

Metro Denver

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - Whether or not it was a happy accident or not, Odyssey Beerwerks will be tapping a 5-gallon batch of Vanilla Porter with mint during their fundraiser for the Prescott Granite Mountain Hotshot Firefighter victims' families on Thursday, July 25th at 3pm. This is a very limited batch that turned out well, so try some early before it runs out.

Golden City Brewery (Golden) - Join in at GCB for Retro Tuesdays. It's a throwback to the past. You'll get Happy Hour prices all day, including on their Evolution IPA for $3.50 and $12.50 pitchers.

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Denver) - The brewery just got approval from the TTB for their new 2nd operation targeted for Lakewood, CO. And that only took 111 days. The wheels of progress sometimes turn slowly.

Colorado Brews (TV Show) - For those of you who missed seeing the pilot episode of "Colorado Brews" back in April - good news! On Thursday, July 25th at 9:30pm Mountain time, Rocky Mountain PBS will air the pilot episode again. This is a 30-minute show highlighting the Colorado craft beer scene. It stars Denver Business Journal writer and book author Ed Sealover as the host. Look for "Colorado Brews" to become a 13-episode series later this year. If you watch the last 3 minutes of the show you might just see the author of Fermentedly Challenged on the show as well! Below is an extended preview of the show. (http://youtu.be/fvJDwlMpPRM)

Wynkoop Brewing Co (Denver) - This Wednesday, July 24th starting at 5:30pm at Root25 Taphouse & Kitchen at the Hyatt Regency DTC, there will be a Wynkoop Brewing Company tap take over. 13 different Wynkoop beers will be available in both pints and flights. Live music and no cover too!

Epic Brewing Company (Denver) - The rollout of their 3 new Colorado brewed beers starts next week. Epic will release: Blue Ski Lager, RiNo Pale, and Escape to Colorado IPA. All three will be available in 22oz bottles and local draft. Other barrel-aged versions of Brainless on Peaches and The Baptist are currently being barrel-aged and will be released in the fall.

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Denver) - There's just over a day left in their Kickstarter fundraising campaign and they are 2/3rds of the way to making their $25,000 goal. They need everyone's help in the next 24+ hours to get the last $8,000 or else they won't get a penny in funding. Check out their Kickstarter page and see if you can help this upcoming Denver brewery become a reality.

Beer By Design Brewery (Northglenn) - Growler Tuesdays is back! Get $2 off any BBD growler refill. Offer is good every Tuesday through August 13th.

Rock Bottom Brewery (Denver) - There will be a tapping of their new 5' 10" Strawberry Blonde on Wednesday, July 31st at 6pm. They will serve anyone 21+ a free pint from 6pm to 6:30pm so get there promptly. Also, coming up on August 14th they will be tapping Happy Pils - a Bohemian-style pilsner at 6pm. Same deal - show up between 6-6:30pm and get a free pint!

Boulder County

Sanitas Brewing Co (Boulder) - The brewery has obtained federal licensing approval by the TTB. The next step is now to obtain state approval which could come in any day now. After that, the process of starting to make beer can begin.

Twisted Pine Brewing Co (Boulder) - Thursday, August 1st (#IPAday) marks the re-release of their Root Revival Carrot IPA. Available in 750ml bottles. Release starts at 11:00am at the taproom.

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - COLD HOP is hitting the streets tomorrow! A brief return by an old favorite. Cold Hop British Style Ale will be making a quick stop in the U.S. this year. Extremely limited at only one 300 barrel draft-only run. Available at Boulder Beer Co. and shipping nationally. Join us at the brewery & pub for an evening of games, prizes, beer specials and more -- including the introduction this year of "Cold Hopscotch!"

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont) - Don't forget - the 2013 Leftapalooza - Mile High Tribute Band Competition is coming on August 3rd from 12pm to 10pm to the brewery. It's the ultimate music and craft beer experience. For info and tickets check out their Facebook Event page.

Oskar Blues (Longmont) - Come and get crabs (food that is) at the Tasty Weasel Taproom this Saturday, July 27th starting at 7pm. Blue Crab Boil will be on hand serving up 2 crabs & sides for $20 or 3 crabs & sides $25. Or you can just be crabby for free and not have any - your choice. Tickets available at oskarbluescrabboil.eventbrite.com. When was the last time someone gave you crabs? (to eat) - Goes great with Oskar Blues beer!

Northern Colorado

Buckhorn Brewers (Loveland) - A brand new 4-barrel brewery opened up in Loveland, Colorado on July 20th, 2013. Buckhorn Brewers is the 6th brewery to open up in the city. The new brewery is located at 4229 W. Eisenhower Boulevard (US 34), just near the western edge of the city limits on the north side of the highway. Follow them on Facebook for all the latest on this brand new venture. They have at least 3 beers on tap including a Farmhouse Ale, a Pale Ale and an IPA.

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Their July Potluck is next Tuesday, July 30th at 7pm. This month's theme is "Farmer's Market" and you should take advantage of all the local fresh veggies. Don't worry carnivores, you can still bring meat. Bring something to share. If you cook/bake with a City Star beer they'll give you a Free Beer! Paper plates, napkins and silverware will be provided.

Mountains and West

Aspen Brewing Company (Aspen) - It's back in cans! Aspen's Independence Pale Ale is back in action today. Come get your 6-packs at Aspen Beer Company and soon where Aspen Beer Co brews are sold.

Pug Ryan's Brewing Co (Dillon) - The brewery's recent leadership role in the Colorado Craft Beer movement was recognized with the 2013 Director’s Award at the Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG) Annual Meeting prior to the Colorado Brewers Rendezvous in Salida on July 13, 2013. Over the last year, Pug Ryan’s has increased capacity and quality of brewing, garnered an incredible amount of local and regional publicity, driven demand beyond supply and raised money for the craft beer culture in Colorado. In May of 2012 they completed an expansion, adding three new 45 BBL fermenters and two 45 BBL serving tanks, more than doubling their capacity and allowing them to focus much more on seasonal specialty beers.

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Live Music in the Taproom - Beer and music go great together and many Colorado breweries and top watering holes offer live entertainment every day. Check out the Colorado Brewery Music Listings and find out who's playing at your favorite brewery or beer bar. Updated daily.

Colorado Beer Festivals - Looking for info on upcoming beer festivals or related events in Colorado? Check out the listings on the 2013 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar. Updated daily.

Like us on Facebook - There's even more Colorado beer happenings and discussions on the Fermentedly Challenged Facebook Page. Find recaps, special offers, and tips that you won't find on the blog.

Colorado Beer Dinners - How about a beer dinner or pairing event? Lots of events are taking reservations now. Check out the Colorado Beer Dinner & Pairing Events listing.

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