Thursday, September 26, 2013

Colorado Beer News 092613

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Pancake Day. A day to celebrate the flapjack, syrup and all the goodness of this special food that normally is consumed for breakfast. But pancake lovers know it can be enjoyed at any meal of the day. Wonder what pairs well with pancakes? How about a Breakfast Stout? Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, September 26th, 2013. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Falling Rock Tap House (Denver) - While Falling Rock Tap House is focusing on plans for the GABF, they are also making plans for what comes AFTER GABF as well. On Saturday, October 19th from 12-5pm it's the 8th annual Falling Rock Fresh Hop Fest. Come sample over 25 beers brewed with fresh harvested whole hops, in many cases these hops were added to the brew within 24 hours of being picked from the vine. This event will showcase beers from Colorado and West Coast brewers using fresh hops in IPAs, Pale Ales, Brown Ales, Belgians and Stouts. Only 250 tickets are available for access to these one of a kind beers, secure yours now because this will sell out. Proceeds from The 8th Annual Falling Rock Fresh Hop Fest with benefit the Colorado Brewers Guild.

River North Brewery (Denver) - Here's a GABF event for ya - how about an evening of Beer, Cheese and Enlightenment! It's happening at the Stapleton Tap House on Thursday, October 10th from 7-9pm. Taste 6 River North beers paired with a variety of cheeses. Attendees also receive tasting notes, a commemorative glass, and a complimentary "full pour" of the beer of their choice. Info and tickets at or Event located at: 8286 Northfield Blvd, Unit 1525 in Denver, CO.

Rockyard Brewing Co (Castle Rock) - This Friday, September 27th from 1-3pm at 3130 Commerce Court and at the brewery at 880 Castleton Road after 3pm is their Dock Sale at the brewery. They will be selling 22oz bottles of a *Limited Release* Whiskey River Stout - a stout aged in Breckenridge Whiskey Barrels for 9 months. Starting at noon that day you can grab a bomber or a case straight off the bottling line. All proceeds are going to help aide the victims of the recent floods in Colorado. Cost is $9.95 each or $110 per case.

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - New on tap today, come try their "Xtinguish Saison". It goes well with early Fall afternoons and evenings.

Boulder County

Upslope Brewing Co (Boulder) - The brewery just tapped their Fresh Hop Ale. This beer is best when hops are at their freshest. Plus, it's the last day of their week long campaign to benefit local flood relief. Come drink for a great cause & enjoy tunes by Tyler Thompson & food by The Orange Crunch.

Osktoberfest (Longmont) - It's Osktoberfest weekend at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids & Solids. This Saturday, September 28th from 2-6pm on their patio, they will be raising money for the Oskar Blues Flood Relief Fund. There will be special Oktoberfest firkins from Oskar Blues and Upslope Brewing. For the kids, there will be a balloon maker and a face painter. Plus, live music and custom steins available.

Twisted Pine Brewing Co (Boulder) - Come hoist a stein with TPBC this Saturday as they celebrate Oktoberfest at the brewery. There will be commemorative cups that will be yours to keep (while supplies last) -- $12 for your first liter and $6 refills of their K├Âlsch and the new Alt-r Boy, or any of their year-round standard ales. They'll also be serving up brats & pretzels while jamming to polka music.

Northern Colorado

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - Stop in today for the new release of "El Trigo", a Tequila Barrel-Aged Wheat beer. Then relax to the sounds of Danny Shafer on the stage tonight. There will also be food on hand from Chaulkboard Gourmet Express to pair your beers with. Then on Friday live music from Lunar Light Parade and food from Bedrock BBQ. Then on Saturday, come to the Windsor Rec Center to celebrate Volgafest from 4-8pm. Volgafest is a celebration of Windsor's German heritage and the German Volga traditions that have been around since the Germans first settled here in the 20th century. The celebration will include dancing, High Hops beer, food, and more. Admission is Free! Then stop back later that day to the brewery for more live music from The Feral West.

Pateros Creek Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Today's Thursday and that means a new beer on the Outlaw tap. Today it's Ansel Waters Belgian Ale, a light Belgian pale ale made with some dark fruit flavors.

Southern Front Range

Trinity Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - In addition to their own beers on tap, at the brewery tonight they will be hosting a Firestone Walker Night tonight. Featured FW beers include Velvet Merlin and the Velvet Merkin at 5pm.

Mountains and West

Steamworks Brewing (Durango) - Every first Friday of the month, Steamworks creates a new firkin with a unique twist to tempt you into their taproom. Coming up on Friday, October 4th at 3pm, the brewery will be tapping a firkin of their devilishly good "Diablo Negro". Steamworks Brew Master and Certified Cicerone® Ken Martin has taken the brewery’s seasonal Diablo Negro (regularly on tap through the fall) and kicked it up a notch in the firkin. “The Diablo Negro is the base beer,” said Martin, of the dark Belgian specialty ale. “It already has a rich caramel-like malt character with a tart finish and tropical fruit aromas. The ale is then re-fermented with black currants and dark sweet cherries, plus I've added a spice bag of coriander and allspice, and an oak wood spiral to enhance the impression of being barrel-aged.”

Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co (Glenwood Springs) - Come taste their special seasonal beer "Barrel Rolls Oktoberfest Lager". This brew was made with imported malts and hops, and fermented with German lager yeast. It has a bright copper color and a smooth malty character. It's an authentic Bavarian-style beer that was aged in cold storage for weeks. Stop in for a taste and pair it with one of their beer brats or a top sirloin steak.

Elevation Beer Co (Poncha Springs) - What available in their tap room? Plenty. They have an early release of their 2013 Apis IV (dark Belgian-style ale), plas the last of their 7437 Double IPA. Also available is their Little Mo' Porter, 8 Second Kolsch, First Cast IPA, Wild Flowers Imperial Saison, Engel Weisse Berliner Weisse, and Brown's Canyon India Brown Ale. Ask about their Firkin of the week too.

Crazy Mountain Brewing (Edwards) - Coming up next week on October 4th, stop in for a pint of their "Rocky Mountain High Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Ale. Their batch was made with around 400 pounds of real pumpkins (minus all the seeds and guts). This brew will be available only on draft at their tasting room and special bars around Colorado.

Eddyline Brewing Co (Buena Vista) - Come to the end of the (rafting) season Rib-Feast and Taproom Patio Party this Saturday, September 28th starting at 5pm. There will be 3 flavors of ribs, plenty of Eddyline beer including their Black Lager, brewery tours and live music at 6pm.

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