Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Colorado Beer News 091713

Colorado Beer NewsToday is NFL Debut Day. It was back on this day in 1920, some 93 years ago, that the NFL debuted and started playing professional football games. And for fans, life in America would be influenced by tackles, touchdowns and field goals on a weekly basis thereafter. Today, the game is a quite a bit different than it was in the 1920's. Players are bigger, stronger and faster, equipment is much safer, the hitting is harder and ticket prices are at an all time high. And what better to watch a game with than a good quality beer, especially a craft beer from Colorado. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, September 17th, 2013. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Denver) - How good are you at cornhole? Think you can beat out other beer lovers for a pair of GABF Saturday evening tickets? Maybe you entered their Attack of the Clones homebrew competition and think you have a winner? Or do you just want to party your ass off on Oct 5th? If you said 'yes' to any of the questions above, you know where to be! In celebration of GABF and Denver Beer Fest, CAUTION's pre-GABF party will be mind blowing! Featuring new beer tappings, The Orange Crunch, LLC, Indigent Row, homebrew contest winner announcement, and best of all, a chance to win a pair of tickets to GABF Sat. evening session! The fun starts at noon! Details and sign up information for the GABF Cornhole Tourney will be posted this week. Tourney starts at 1pm! Do you have what it takes?

Boulder County

Front Range Brewing Co (Lafayette) - Foodies and beer lovers will want to mark their calendars for a new Brewer's Dinner Series of beer dinners at the brewery coming up in October and in 2014. Front Range Brewing has teamed up with Restaurateur Connie Ruel for 4 beer dinners featuring a 5 course dinner with beer pairings. Dates are set for October 21st, and 3 dates in 2014. Cost is $47 per person. Contact the brewery at 303-339-0767 for more info.

Sanitas Brewing (Boulder) - Join in this Thursday, September 19th at 6pm as they release the first beer in their Navigational Series: Special Cargo. This is a Belgian Pale Ale brewed with organic, fresh-picked wet hops from Colorado, Special Cargo pours a deep orange color with aromas of tropical fruit and spice with a delicious, layered flavor. This is a draft-only release, but growler fills will be available.

Free Fidy Friday locationsOskar Blues (Longmont) - Save the dates - October 4th and 5th. Oskar Blues will be doing a special Free FIDY Friday & Saturday where their reps will be adding a free Ten FIDY to every 4, 6 or 12 pack of OB Beer you buy at participating stores while supplies last. Friday starts at 4pm, Saturday starts at 2pm, check out the pic for locations. Who couldn't use a little free Fidy?

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - New Beer Alert! Now shipping nationwide at VERY limited release, Dragonhosen Imperial Oktoberfest! A 9% ABV malty German lager. Join in this Thursday in Boulder at their Pub as they roll out the barrel with live music from The Average German Band (will they play "Pick up the Schnitzel?") bratwurst and Sauerkraut that's been stewing for a week in Dragonhosen! Available on draft and in 22 oz. bottles.

Bootstrap Brewing (Niwot) - This week Bootstrap Brewing is donating 50 cents from each pint sold to Lynne Walker, owner of Niwot's own Eye Opener who's house flooded last week. Come raise a pint to Lynne at Bootstrap and don't forget to visit her at her place as well! Also, don't forget their Oktoberfest tapping party is this Saturday, September 21st at 3pm. Get $1 off pints for anyone wearing lederhosen or dirndl dress.

Crystal Springs Brewing (Boulder) - The road next to the brewery production area is nearly impassible due to the flood and is making it difficult to deliver beer to accounts. Wonder if the National Guard will come and rescue the beer?

Northern Colorado

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - This week's Wednesday Firkin Release is called: "The Wrath of Hades", a Black pale Ale. The firkin taps at drinkin' time: 5:00pm. Also grab some food from Bottlecap BBQ that evening. Also, keep Saturday September 28th on your calendar for Windsor's Oktoberfest.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Their anniversary glasses are in! If you purchased one, bring in your receipt and they will get you your glass. Also, tonight is Ladies Night at Grimm. The gals get half price pints from 4pm to 9pm.

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Reminder - there's a Colorado Flood Fundraiser at City Star this Friday from 2-10pm! City Star is donating 50% of all sales all day to City Star’s own Emily Taylor, City Star musicians who lost their homes, and to flood victims via Grace Place in Berthoud and the Lyons Community Foundation! Live music with Aaron McCloskey and Steve Itterly 6-9pm. Join in to raise a pint in support of all those around us in need. Colorado Strong!

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Tonight's planned karaoke has been postponed. But we will have Name That Tune again next Tuesday and karaoke the following week. Stay tuned. Nevertheless, tonight is $1 off pints all night long for anyone biking in. Come have a beer, hang out and forget the hardships of this past week for a bit!

Patrick's Irish Pub (Greeley) - Tonight at Patrick's they'll be donating 50% of sales to the Weld County Flood Relief Fund. Join in our Irish Sing-Along, led by Greeley's own the The Stubby Shillelaghs, and let's support our community together!

Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) - Stop in tonight for Pizza, Beer and Live Trivia. The trivia starts rolling at 7:00pm.

Southern Front Range

Trinity Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Fans of Trinity's Merle Saison Nocturnum will be happy to know that the brewery is once again brewing up a new batch of said Saison today. Look for this brew to return in the weeks to come.

Bristol Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Fun Fact: You can get FREE parking at the Colorado Springs Airport if you visit the Bristol Tap Room there (same day) and spend at least $12 at the tap room.

Mountains and West

Crazy Mountain Brewing (Edwards) - The brewery is expanding again! Due to rapid increases in demand for their beer, the brewery is planning a new expansion that will nearly double their existing capacity. Check out their Press Release issued today to learn more.

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