Friday, July 26, 2013

Colorado Beer News 072613

Colorado Beer NewsToday is System Administrator Appreciation Day. Do you know that geek who takes care of your computers? You know how frustrating it can be to be without your favorite computer or web site. This is a day to thank those guys who keep things running. After all, you don't want to get them angry. You might just find yourself with no server connection later on. Buy them a beer today after work! Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, July 26th, 2013. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

Metro Denver

Dry Dock Brewing Co (Aurora) - If it's Friday, then it's time for Firkin Friday at 3:00pm. A fresh firkin of "Dry Hopped Mild Ale" will be tapped precisely at 3:00pm. It's a special cask conditioned version of their popular brews. Stop in for a taste!

Parry's Pizza (Highlands Ranch) - If you've ever tasted a beer from Dogfish Head brewing of Delaware, you know that their beers are unique and of excellent quality and come with some unique ingredients not found in most beers. Tomorrow, July 27th starting at 11am, Parry's Pizza will be hosting a Dogfish Head tap takeover. Better have a big breakfast before attempting some of these beers as some of these brews are mighty powerful. (Parry's is a sponsor of Fermentedly Challenged)

CAUTION: Brewing CO (Denver) - If you missed the tapping last week, CAUTION has some of their new "Kissing Cousins" Chocolate Banana hefeweizen on tap today.

Denver Beer Co (Denver) - Save the date for next Saturday, August 3rd all day long as Denver Beer Co celebrates their Second Anniversary with a block party. They'll be closing down the street outside. Look for live music, food trucks, and over 20 different beers on tap including their limited release of their Second Anniversary beer - an Oak-Aged-Rye IPA. No entry fee to attend. Suggest riding your bike and leaving the dog at home.

Festivals Near Denver This Weekend:
- Summer Brew Fest - Fr. July 26 - Mile High Station - Denver, CO 7-10pm.
- The United Tastes of Belgium - Sat. July 27 - Wynkoop Brewing - Denver, CO 1-4pm.
- Centennial Rotary Craft Brew Festival - Sat. July 27 - Arapahoe County Fair - Aurora, CO 6-10pm.'
Find more festivals on the Festival Calendar.

Boulder County

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - Lafayette's next brewery is scheduled to have its Grand Opening on Saturday, August 3rd. Odd13 Brewing will brew tapping 6, maybe 7 different beers that day. There will be three different food trucks on hand from 11am to 9pm, and live music will be playing from Danny's All Star Music Engine. Beers set to be tapped are an oatmeal stout, a coffee oatmeal stout, a Red Ipa, a Belgian Golden Strong Ale, a petite Saison, and possibly a session IPA and a single-hop IPA. They are located at: 301 E. Simpson Street in Lafayette, CO. Check them out on Facebook or on the web at

Upslope Brewing Company (Boulder) - Plans are already underway to brew up this year's batch of Upslope Pumpkin Ale. The Baby Bear pumpkins over at Munson Farms in Boulder are almost ready and when they are they'll be rushed off to the brewery to make the 2013 batch. Expect it sometime in August.

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - Today at 5pm, the Avery Tap Room will unveil 3 incarnations of their Karma Belgian-Style Pale Ale, each with a different strain of wild Brettanomyces yeast. Bring in 'da Funk! 1) Drei Brett, 2) CMY-2 Brett, and 3) CMY-7 Brett. Best way to tell the difference is to sample all three!

Very Nice Brewing (Nederland) - This fairly new brewery is already expanding their brewhouse. Today they took delivery and will be installing two new 4 BBL fermenters. It's not big by many brewery standards, but for them it's a huge expansion! Look for even more beer coming soon.

Sanitas Brewing (Boulder) - This upcoming brewery just got their State of Colorado licensing approval. Now that both Fed and State approvals are in they will begin brewing very soon. Stay tuned for news on when that beer will be flowing.

Festivals Near Boulder This Weekend:
- Jul-IPA Festival - Sun. July 28 - Millenium Hotel - Boulder, CO 1-6pm.

Northern Colorado

Blown Spoke Hard Cider Co (Loveland) - It was mentioned yesterday that a new Cidery was opening in Loveland next Saturday, August 3rd. What wasn't mentioned was that this is a new separate business by the same folks who run Big Beaver Brewing. Peter Villeneuve is the Owner & Brewer, Katilyn Vannosdal is the Marketing Director, and Zach Williams is also a brewer. The law requires them to have separate licensing and tasting rooms. They just happen to be next door to Big Beaver Brewing. Blown Spoke will be open on Saturdays only (initially). On opening day their hours will be 12 noon to 10pm. Stop in then for some hard cider, mead and even some Colorado wine & cheese & gluten free snacks!

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Just tapped today, a new batch of Kentucky Waterfall, their Belgian Blonde ale. Like owner Sean says "It's business in the front, party in the back".

Pateros Creek Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Good news! Their Rustic Red (Irish Red) is officially back on tap. Did you miss it? They're saving a pint for you.

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - If you happen to be in the Arvada area this evening, stop in at Mile High Wine Cellars from 4pm to 7pm as they are hosting a free Funkwerks bottle tasting. Once to try some of that funk - stock up!

Mountains and West

Crazy Mountain Brewing (Edwards) - Now, whenever you get the munchies while sipping on a brew at their taproom you can just head outside and hit up the new Crazy Wagon Food Truck. Today is the Grand Opening of the new "Crazy" branded food truck. Today they will be serving up Colorado lamb, Rocky Mountain trout, Olathe sweet corn, salad and Palisade Peach Cobbler with Ice Cream from 4-8pm. For $15 get a plate of food & 2 pints of beer today!

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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.

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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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