Thursday, September 5, 2013

Colorado Beer News 090513

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Be Late For Something Day. If you're known for being the one who's always on time, then try something different today. Be fashionably late for just about everything today. Make people wonder what's going on, and wear a secret smile. The only thing you'll probably won't want to be late for today is O'beer:30 and the Broncos game. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, September 5th, 2013. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

Metro Denver

Brewery Rickoli (Wheat Ridge) - Get $1 off all pints during the Bronco game tonight. Game starts at 6:30pm. Watch it there!

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Due to the Broncos games, Happy Hour will be extended today to run from 4:00pm to close. Come watch the game with Arvada Beer Co.

Former Future Brewing Co (Denver) - A brand new Kickstarter campaign is starting today to raise funds for additional equipment for the brewery. Former Future is wanting to purchase a Coolship for spontaneously fermenting beers with wild yeast (sour ales), a stock of Oak barrels for aging and fermentation, and additional fermentation vessels. They hope to raise $20,000 between September 5th and October 5th. In addition, they are also launching a Former Future Federation for Friends of Fermentation - a membership program. They are accepting 100 members in blocks of 25. The 1st block memberships will be $150, the 2nd block $175, the 3rd block $200 and the final block for $225. Members will get perks starting right away including secret taps, t-shirts, growlers and fills and early access to limited bottle releases. Special releases start January 2014.

Joyride Brewing Co (Edgewater) - Tonight is their big public hearing at the Edgewater City Counsel meeting. Wish them luck in getting the nod of approval for their upcoming brewery. Plus they will be brewing their first test batch of "Touchdown Brown" today. Progress is being made!

Diebolt Brewing (Denver) - Today they've tapped their new French amber ale called "Anton Francois". Described as having "a delicate malty nose, clean and refreshing flavor and a slight earthy hop finish". Pints are $4 today.

Rockyard Brewing Co (Castle Rock) - Tomorrow's Jellyman's Deviation is "Founding Fathers Private Reserve" - a rum barrel-aged Poor Richard's Ale. It taps at 4pm and goes until it's gone. It weighs in at a hefty 9% ABV.

Boulder County

J Wells Brewery (Boulder) - Here's their tap line-up for this weekend: Hop Haze Imperial IPA (9% ABV and 90 IBU), Lig Ts Out Stout (11.5% ABV 30 IBU), The Best (session beer 3.4% ABV), Jr Haze (IPA 6.5% ABV), and Jamie's Pale Ale (5.5% ABV 50 IBU).

Avery Brewing (Boulder) - Want to get a sneak peek at Avery's GABF line-up? Come to a Guided Pre-Tasting event on Wednesday, September 18th at 6:00pm and see what special brews they're bringing to the GABF. Tickets are $15 in the taproom or call 303-440-4324 ext 20.

300 Suns Brewing (Longmont) - A lease has been signed at 335 First Avenue for this new upcoming brewery. Look for them to be open for business by the end of this year.

Großen Bart Brewery (Longmont) - Apparently plans have changed. Instead of opening in Frederick, Colorado, the 3 partners Shad, Chad and Taylor are looking to locate into downtown Longmont instead. Großen Bart is looking to open in 2014 and are launching a CommunityFunded fundraiser campaign and are looking to raise around $60,000 to fund their operations. Check out their fundraiser page at: communityfunded.com/projects/goat45/grossen-bart-brewery/.

Upslope Brewing (Boulder) - Fans of their Pumpkin Ale take note. This years batch of Pumpkin Ale will be released starting on September 12th at a special release party at their Flatiron Park tap room. The party starts up at 6:00pm and they'll have live music from Felonious Smith and The Orange Crunch food truck on hand as well. Get an early taste. Cans hit store shelves on October 1st, so the only place you can get it until then is at the tap room!

Northern Colorado

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - The beet goes on! Berthoud Beet Saison that is. It's the latest tapping this week from City Star. They brewed up a bit 7bbl batch and it's available in the taproom. Also, the TV is up so you can watch the game there tonight.

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - Come to the taproom tonight wearing your best Broncos gear and you'll get beer specials during the game!

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - It's tapped! Their newest release - Quad - is now for sale in the taproom. By the glass or take home a bottle.

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - And now for something completely different. Starting Tuesday, September 10th, Verboten will be starting a "Name That Tune" night every other Tuesday with Franklin Taggart. You can win prizes while you drink beer. On the alternating Tuesdays, they'll be hosting Karaoke nights! Be sure to stop by at the Fall Harvest Brewfest on Friday in Fort Collins and try some Verboten beers!

Pateros Creek Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Thursday means one thing at Pateros Creek - a new Outlaw brew just got tapped! Today's Outlaw tap is an Oak-aged BLAKKR Imperial Stout. It taps same time as their BLAKKR Imperial Stout at 5pm. Embrace the dark!

Buckhorn Brewers (Loveland) - Two new beers on tap. They are now serving Storm Mountain Stout, a marshmallow stout, and Oat soda, a wheat beer that used oats instead of wheat. They start pouring today at 3:00pm.

Mountains and West

Ska Brewing (Durango) - [PRESS RELEASE] For the 6th year in a row Ska Brewing has brewed a limited release wet-hop IPA. This year’s “all-Colorado” batch used fresh Colorado hops from High Wire Hop Farms in Paonia, and grain from Colorado Malting Company in Alamosa. “Hoperation Ivy” was brewed within hours of the hop harvest in August, and will be released at the brewery’s 18th Anniversary Party this Saturday, Sept. 7. Hoperation Ivy will hit shelves the following week as #23 in Ska’s Local Series, which sees distribution only in Colorado. “This is a true ‘harvest’ beer”, said Bill Graham, Ska Co-founder and Brewing Overlord. “They were bagging hops at 6 a.m. and those hops were in the kettle by 3 p.m. that day, which is really cool. We only brew one batch of this a year, and we look forward to the next year from the minute it’s gone.”

Horsefly Brewery (Montrose) - All drinks containing alcohol are $1 off starting at 3 p.m. today and continuing until the end of the Bronco game. Come on down and partake in some good food, beer, wine, malt beverages, football and friends.
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