Thursday, August 1, 2013

Colorado Beer News 080113

Colorado Beer NewsToday is International #IPADay. It's a day intended for all craft beer drinkers to celebrate the style of beer known as the India Pale Ale. When you enjoy a craft beer today, why not try this hoppier style of beer. It's also Colorado Day. It's the 137th anniversary of Colorado becoming the 38th state in the union. Happy Birthday Colorado! It was also on this date two years ago that the daily Colorado Beer News post began being posted on this blog. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, August 1st, 2013. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

Metro Denver

Epic Brewing Co (Denver) - For those who are looking to try several Epic brews in one place, head over to Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids & Solids in Longmont tonight at 5pm. They'll have 3 of the Epic Brainless fruit beers on tap plus RiNO Pale Ale and also as a bonus Hopulent IPA on nitro tap. Also, over at The West End Tavern in Boulder tonight, it's an Epic Brewing Satellite Tap Room event with 20 Epic beers starting at 6:30pm.

Cannonball Creek Brewing Co (Golden) - For #IPADay, CCBC has two IPAs to choose from. First is their Mindbender American IPA and the second is their Salvius Belgian IPA. Pair that with some food from Smoky J's BBQ. Tasting room opens at 3:00pm today.

Chain Reaction Brewing Co (Littleton) - Progress is being made to bring this brewery to a reality. They've ordered 5 fermenters and will soon be in hand. One more item of the To-Do list before opening.

Parry's Pizza (Highlands Ranch) - Every month Parry's Pizza choses several beers that will pour for $3 Pints for the entire month. This month, Parry's chose 5 beers to be on special for August: Steelhead Pale Ale (Mad River Brewery), Fat Tire (New Belgium), Anchor Steam Beer (Anchor Brewing), Craft Lager (Upslope Brewing), and Passion Me By - a collaboration beer from Parry's Pizza & Lone Tree Brewing. (Parry's Pizza is a sponsor of Fermentedly Challenged)

Barrels and Bottles Brewery (Golden) - Today they completed moving in all of their beer tanks into their new space and also received word from the TTB that their Federal application was approved! 2 steps closer to opening day.

Brewery Rickoli (Wheat Ridge) - For #IPADay, stop in and get an IPA flight. 4 tasters for $4!

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - For #IPADay they are releasing Straight Jacket IPA - it's dry, crisp and just a bit nutty! It taps at 3pm.

Stapleton Tap House (Denver) - It's been a long time coming, but there's a new tap house opening up in the Stapleton area on Saturday, August 3rd at 3pm. Stapleton Tap House just got final approvals and will be testing out their tap lines tomorrow. Once completed, they will have 30 Colorado craft beers on Tap. They will also have a formal Grand Opening celebration on August 24th. Located at: 8286 E. Northfield Blvd, Unit 1525 in Denver, CO in the Shops at Northfield Stapleton just west of Harkins Theatres. Pints and flights will be available.

Dry Dock Brewing (Aurora) - What's hoppy on tap for #IPADay? They've got their Enterprise IPA, Hop Abomination, Double IPA and their special dry hopped Double IPA firkin going today. Nothin but hop goodness to help you celebrate.

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - For #IPADay they will tap a limited batch of Double Dry Hopped Siren Song IPA at 5pm. This batch won't last long. If you miss that they will also have their Nebula Belgian Black Double IPA. Mmmm... hops!

Boulder County

Boulder Beer CO (Boulder) - Wondering what to drink on #IPADay? Boulder Beer has 6 IPAs on tap including: Flashback Brown IPA, Dry-Hopped Cask Mojo, Juniper IPA, Mojo IPA, Nitro Mojo, and White IPA. Offering $3.50 pints and $4 taster paddles. Plus live music from the Jerry Garcia Experience from 5-9pm. Also, tickets went on sale today for the Boulder Beer Rave set for Saturday September 7th 2-6pm.

FATE Brewing Co (Boulder) - In honor of #IPADay, Fate is offer up flights of their Morai IPA, Cascadian Dark Ale (Black IPA), and Jacko IPA (Black and White IPA) for $3.50 all day long.

Front Range Brewing Co (Lafayette) - The brewery is on their last keg of IPA. Finish it off for #IPADay today. They'll be making more next week. If you mention that they Tweeted about this beer they'll give you a $1 off your first pint. Or you could just tell them you heard about it on Fermentedly Challenged.

Twisted Pine Brewing Co (Boulder) - What's the perfect beer to celebrate both #IPADay and #ColoradoDay? Select an IPA that was made with all Colorado ingredients - like their Roots Revival Carrot IPA. It's boldly unique and they've got a glass waiting for you in their taproom.

Northern Colorado

Pateros Creek Brewing (Ft. Collins) - It's Thursday and that means a new Outlaw Contest beer has been tapped today. Come try Lauren's Granola Bar Porter. It's infused with honey, cinnamon, peanuts and oats. Almost like a liquified granola bar, but cleaner and with a kick!

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Hidden deep away in their storage cooler, they've found a keg of "Youth Brigade" Imperial IPA. It's now on tap and is perfect for celebrating #IPADay. Watch out - it's 11.3% ABV and 98 IBU - powerful and reportedly awesome. They've also got several other IPAs on tap. Also, on Friday, August 2nd at 5pm they'll be hosting their release party for "40 ounces to Freedom Malt Liquor". Yup, a kick-ass malt liquor. They'll be giving away 4 tix to the Gnarly Barley Beer Festival too.

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - While their beer is finishing aging, the brewery has finished preparing the new labels for their upcoming Rum Barrel Aged Deceit - a barrel aged Belgian-style Golden Ale. A batch has been aging for 8 months and it's about time to put it in bottles. It reportedly has aromas of fresh apple and crisp white wine with spicy notes in the flavor along with some unique characteristics from the oak barrels. This big 10.0% ABV beer will be put into 750ml bottles and will be available soon. Stay tuned!

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - For #IPADay, Loveland Aleworks is pouring Imperial sized pints of IPA, Single Hop Pale and Belgo for $1 off regular price. Also, food from the Waffle Lab will be available til 8:00pm tonight.

New Belgium Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Think New Belgium doesn't have IPAs? Think again! They're pouring Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA and French Aramis IPA in their tasting room today - plus you can find plenty at your local store. Happy #IPADay.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Tomorrow, August 2nd, Grimm Brothers will release "Iron John", a milk stout that comes with a midnight black color and big chocolate latte notes. This is brewer Trevor Lovato's 1st brew since graduating from American Brewers Guild. It taps at 12pm.

Southern Front Range

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Come to their new brewery at the Ivywild School Building and try their Compass IPA for #IPADay. When you do, you'll get $1 off that pint. That's $3 pints of Compass IPA all day long in their pub only.

Mountains and West

Bonfire Brewing (Eagle) - Starting at 4pm this Friday, Bonfire Brewing will once again be tapping their Yellow Chair Peach Ale. Stop in for a taste and listen to live music later that day around 7pm.

Copper Club Brewing Co (Fruita) - Tonight at CCBC is the Dog Days Poetry Smackdown from 7pm to 9pm. Grab a brew and listen to local poets read their creations and vote for your favorite. Copper Club will also be serving their beer at the Riverfront Concert Series performance tonight at James Robb State park starting at 6pm.

Telluride Brewing Co (Telluride) - To celebrate #IPADay, they are announcing today that their next beer headed to cans is their Tempter India Pale Ale. It should begin hitting store shelves by the end of the month.

Tommyknocker Brewery (Idaho Springs) - Up at their tasting room today, they'll be pouring pints of Pick Axe IPA, Hop Strike Black IPA and IPA And A Half for just $3.50 all day! Celebrate #IPADay up in Idaho Springs today. Also, their Tommyknocker Legend - and Olde Oaked Nut Brown Ale is once again offered up in bottles. Look for it in stores and at the taproom.

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