Friday, August 30, 2013

Colorado Beer News 083013

Colorado Beer News Today is the kickoff to the Labor Day weekend. This is considered the last weekend of the true summer season, although here in Colorado the heat is going to last well into September this year. Plenty of festivals this weekend and luckily for us plenty of Colorado beers to enjoy the weekend with. Remember, some breweries will be closed this coming Monday - so stock up early! Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, August 30th, 2013. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

Today we honor the memory of beer writer Michael Jackson - it was 6 years ago that he passed. He is still missed! Toast to his honor today.

Want to know what festival to head to this weekend? Read the August Colorado Beer Festival listing. September events are also available.

Metro Denver

Denver Beer Company (Denver) - Plan to attend the upcoming Stout & Oyster Fest on Saturday, September 14th from 12-4pm at Denver Beer Company. For $25 you'll get 2 beers & 1 dozen oysters. There will be East Coast oysters, West Coast oysters and even Rocky Mountain oysters on 3 different stations. The featured beer will be an Oyster Stout. Plus from 11am - 12pm you can attend a special VIP Oyster Class in the Barrel Room for a unique Oyster & Stout Pairing - get 6 oysters paired with 3 tasters and learn about oyster types and how to shuck an oyster. Tickets are available in the taproom and at the door or call 303.433.2739.

Beer By Design Brewery (Northglenn) - Announcing their 14th beer selection to their tap wall - "Cherry Bell". This brew used real bing cherries and will reported grab your taste buds with a tart cherry flavor and a malt overtone.

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Denver) - The brewery will be releasing their latest Cat 14 creation tonight - The Earl! It's an Earl Grey English Mild. It will reportedly delight you with it's charisma and charm. The tap room will be open 4-8pm tonight. Pride of Philly will be serving up food as well!

Boulder County

Gravity Brewing (Louisville) - Set your alarms for Saturday, September 7th from 12pm to 10pm for Gravity Brewing's 1st annual anniversary celebration. They'll be pouring some special barrel-aged and small batch beer tappings along with the rest of their line-up of beers. Live music from "Full Belly" will be playing from 6pm to 9:30pm. Food truck will be on hand serving up a variety of specialty foods. Plus Gravity Brewing will be offering up some specialty merchandise just for the occasion. Gravity Brewing is located at: 1150 Pine Street, Unit B in Louisville, CO.

Fate Brewing Co (Boulder) - Just tapped today: Elephas Maximus Cervesia (EMC) - a Belgian-style Saison. This is a collaboration brew that they did with the Denver Zoo for a special Brew at the Zoo beer. It was made with lemongrass, ginger, kaffir lime leaf and Thai basil and weighs in at 5% ABV. And $3 of every sale goes directly to support the Denver Zoo!

Bootstrap Brewing (Niwot) - Stop in for beer and live music on Saturday with Indigent Row playing Celtic rock/funk/jazz at 4:00pm. Also, Bootstrap plans to be open on Labor Day starting at 3:00pm. They will have Hoppy Hour prices all day long plus Open Mic Night.

Front Range Brewing Co (Lafayette) - Good news and bad news. The bad news is that they didn't get any new beer releases out by today. The good news? They've got a double IPA, a new wheat beer, more Red Alt and the rum barrel coffee Quad coming real soon - so watch for them soon!

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - Join in this Monday, Labor Day at Odd13 from 1pm to 5pm for a potluck in the taproom. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share and you'll get 1 FREE pint (limit 1 free pint per participating customer). There will also be live music from 3-5pm. Please RSVP to the brewery by Sunday if you will be coming by emailing kristin [at]

Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont) - Today's the day - Ten Fidy is back! Not only that, they now have barrel aged FIDY, a 2011 FIDY, a firkin of FIDYPale and more in the taproom. Also, they are running a fundraiser today at 5pm for the Longmont Humane Society with hot dogs from Tender Belly and a can of Dale's, Mama's or Old Chub for a minimum donation of $5. #FIDYsBack

Avery Brewing (Boulder) - Today at 5pm they will be tapping a special batch of 10 LB Strawberry Wit. It's a limited batch so get it while it lasts!

Northern Colorado

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - It's big, bad, and it's back. Bugger Off - an imperial English IPA. This monster weighs in at 8% ABV and a whopping 115 IBUs. It's a brew even Sid Vicious would love.

The Mayor of Old Town (Ft. Collins) - For all of you who are participating in tomorrow's Tour de Fat event, stop in starting at 8:00am for breakfast and beer! It's a run way to get your swerve on pre-Tour. Also, don't forget Friday Afternoon Club today from 3pm to 5pm. Buy an adult beverage and get a free stuffed pretzel with dipping sauce!

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Starting Monday, September 9th at 5:00pm it's Monday Night Football and Pateros Creek will be showing the game. When you buy a pint you will get 4 squares on their Football Squares game. You'll be eligible to win prizes beginning the next quarter not being played and prizes given every quarter! Beer and Football - what could be better on a Monday night?

Odell Brewing (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] – In September, 2013 Odell Brewing will release the next version of its variety 12 pack, Montage. The Fall~Winter package will feature flagship 90 Shilling, the award winning IPA, seasonal Isolation Ale, and a new Roots Release brew called Wellspring.
Inspired by the brewery’s pilot brewing system, the Roots Release brews are experimental, one-of-a-kind, and typically only available in the brewery’s Tap Room. Wellspring, a dry hopped saison, is the first Roots Release offering the brewery will release. Slightly hoppier than the classic Saison, Wellspring is crisp with notes of lemon pepper, banana, and stone fruit. “Our pilot system is the wellspring of our creativity,” said marketing manager, Amanda Johnson-King. “It’s the heart and soul of our brewery, and we wanted to honor that with our first Roots Release brew.” Odell brewing will offer three different versions of the Montage variety pack annually, mirroring its seasonal beer release schedule. Each edition will include brewery favorites 90 Shilling and IPA, the current seasonal offering and a new Roots Release offering. Odell Brewing will release the Fall~Winter Montage in early September, and plans to celebrate with a special Wellspring tapping party in the Tap Room September 14th and 15th.

Southern Front Range

Bristol Brewing (Colorado Springs) - The brewery will be closed on Labor Day Monday, so be prepared and stop in this weekend before hand and stock up.

Mountains and West

Elevation Beer Co (Poncha Springs) - It's finally here. Their 8 Second K├Âlsch bottles are now available in their tasting room. Come in and stock up for the long weekend. Soon to be out in stores too.

Bonfire Brewing (Eagle) - This week a lot of fresh hops got thrown into two separate batches of beer - the 1st being a hoppy lager with the harvest from Second Street and second, the Farmer Wirtz a the big shop. Get ready for some Fresh Hop Fall beers very soon!

Beaver Creek Oktoberfest (Beaver Creek) - Zicke, Zacke, Zicke, Zacke! Hoi, Hoi Hoi! If you have ever been to an Oktoberfest, then you know what that beer chugging chant means! Come to Beaver Creek this Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm for Oktoberfest featuring all Crazy Mountain Beer this year. Put your drinkin' hat on and get ready for some serious beer consumption. Prost!

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