Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Colorado Beer News 102913

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Cat Day. Today's the day to honor our feline friends. There are always plenty of cats waiting to be adopted out there. If you love cats, consider visiting your local animal shelter and adopt a cat. Or, if you have a cat, do something nice for it today. While they probably won't show gratitude, they will at least know that you are someone worth keeping a closer eye on. Take time to spend some time with a cat today. Dogs will get their day at another time. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, October 29th, 2013. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

[CO Beer Festivals] -- [Beer Dinners] -- [CO Beer Releases]

Metro Denver

Copper Kettle Brewing (Denver) - This is the last week for their October "Dead Styles" Wednesday Casks. Tomorrow's cask is "Adambier", a smoked German-style Barleywine. This cask will be tapped at 3:00pm and last until 9:00pm. They've also got Ckrepes on site serving food starting at 4:30pm.

Rocky Mountain Brew Fest (Denver) - If you missed your chance to attend the big beer festival at the Colorado Convention Center earlier this month - you're in luck! There's another beer fest inside during the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo happening on Friday & Saturday, November 8th and 9th across 3 separate sessions. You'll need a ticket to both the Ski expo and the beer fest. Attendees can sample handcrafted beers and ales from Colorado breweries during 3-hour tasting sessions. Cost $30 for the beer fest. Info at: www.bewisports.com/expos/denver/brew-fest/.

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - Have you checked out their new digs yet over at The Source? Crooked Stave moved into The Source at 3350 Brighton Boulevard in Denver just before the GABF earlier this month. They are the subject of our "Photo of the Day". Crooked Stave is tucked in the back under the gate marked "BREWERY".


Thanksgiving Rendezvous (Denver) - There's a new November beer festival coming up on Sunday, November 17th at Stapleton Tap House in Denver from 1pm to 5pm. Over 19 Colorado breweries will be pouring beers at this 1st ever Thanksgiving Rendezvous fest. This event is being sponsored in part by the Colorado Brewers Guild and is intended to feature and promote the world-class beers of its members. Tickets at $40 and are available at: imbibedenver.com/tday. Stapleton Tap House is located at 8286 Northfield Boulevard #1525 in Denver, CO.

Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew (Denver) - It's "Keep the Glass" Tuesday. $10 gets you three 10oz pours (under 8% ABV) & a collectors artist glass! October's glass is almost out so get one before they're gone forever.

Pint's Pub (Denver) - This pub is known for their selection of over 250 fine scotch whiskeys, but they also brew their own beer and have four keg English-style real ales on tap including: PhoneBox Amber, Airdale Pale, Alchemy ESB, and Gael Force Scottish Ale. Find them at 221 W. 13th Avenue in Denver, CO. Pint's Pub was recently named by Liquor.com as one of the top 8 Scotch Bars in the USA.

Black Shirt Brewery (Denver) - While they're finalizing the new brewhouse, they are planning to host a Halloween party at the brewery this Thursday from 5pm to 9pm. They'll be pouring their Sangre de la Carretera (Blood of the Read) hoppy red farmhouse ale. Free 5oz pour to those who show up in costume. Also, Texorado BBQ will be there serving up their smoked meats and tofu.

Grist Brewing Co (Highlands Ranch) - Opening day for this brand new brewery is set for this Saturday, November 2nd at 12pm. They plan to have six different beers on that for the opening including: Transition State Kolsch, Staple India Pale Ale, Window Tour Hefeweizen, Touch Line Brown, Niobrara Stout, and Third Ring Belgian Strong Ale. Grist Brewing will be located at 9150 Commerce Center Circle Suite 300 in Highlands Ranch, CO - just south of C470 and Santa Fe Blvd.

Boulder County

Gravity Brewing Co (Louisville) - The brewery will be tapping their "Scary Pumpkin Ale" this Thursday, October 31st at 4:00pm. This small batch ale was brewed with a healthy dosage of pumpkin and spices, and weighs in at 10.5% ABV. Please stop by with your Halloween costume on for a $1 off a beer of your choice. Also on tap: Schwag Session Ale, Orange Blossom Saison, Louisville Belgian Ale, Mendacious Belgian Blonde, Newtonian ESB, Heisenberg Oktoberfest, Ante Meridiem Espresso Stout, Steve (Weizenbock), Dry Hopped IPA, Wet Hopped Regular IPA, Jubileum Belgian Peppercorn Ale, Ebb & Flow Double Red Rye, and Acceleration Double IPA.

Asher Brewing Co (Boulder) - Your Halloween costume is going to come in handy at all the brewery parties this week and on Thursday, October 31st from 2pm to 12am you can wear it to Asher Brewing's Halloween Party. There will be prizes for best costume, best interpretation of one of their beers and best duo or group costume. Come thirsty to 4699 Nautilus Court Suite 104 in Boulder, CO.

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont) - Coming up in mid-November is the return of Left Hand's Widdershins Oak Aged Barleywine Ale. This beer will be available on tap and in 22oz bottles. This is a big brew that weighs in around 10.7% ABV and has been release annually for over 10 years. Look for the new label this year.

Oskar Blues (Lyons) - At long last, after weeks of being closed due to the flooding in Lyons, CO, Oskar Blues will re-open their original OB Grill & Brew tonight and once again feature a live music jam. The OB Bonewagon food truck will also be on hand with some grub. If you drive there just tell the traffic checkpoint that you are headed to the Oskar Blues jam tonight.

Upslope Brewing Co (Boulder) - For their 5 year anniversary, they are releasing their 5th Anniversary Ale - a Dancing Pines bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout. This is a big 9.2% ABV brew in limited supply, so stop in and stay warm on this cold fall day.

Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) - Heading down to Pearl St. on Thursday for Halloween? Stop by the tap room first for $1 off pints for those in costume (and free candy of course). Going to a Halloween party? Get $2 off growler fills all Thursday night!

Northern Colorado

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - While this might not be the perfect weather today for sitting out on a patio, Broken Plow just completed pouring a big outdoor patio over the weekend. It took up several parking spots, but it will be a great spot for enjoying craft beers once they are open. Look for them to open their doors sometime in November if all goes according to plan.

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - Come see Loveland Stringworks tonight at aleworks. It is Tuesday, so if you buy a shirt you'll also get a pint. If you own a shirt wear your aleworks shirt and get a buck off of your beers. Come a few Tuesdays in a row and let that shirt pay for itself.

Buckhorn Brewers (Loveland) - In case you didn't remember, Buckhorn Brewers is open Thursday through Sunday - 3-8pm Thur+Fri and 2-8pm Sat+Sun. Tucked in on the north side of US 34 at 4229 W. Eisenhower Boulevard in Loveland, CO.

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - City Star wants to tease you in sharing news today that they will be tapping a very special barrel-aged beer on Monday, November 4th at 2pm. Rumors are that this may be a Cabernet barrel-aged brown ale. You'll have to wait and see, but you won't want to miss it. Also, stop in tonight for their "Finger Food" potluck dinner tonight at 6:30pm. Bring a dish!

Grimm Brothers 3 Golden Hairs PilsnerGrimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Stop in this Saturday, November 2nd 1-7pm for the release of "3 Golden Hairs" Pilsner. The taproom will have it on tap starting at 1pm. There will be food pairings from Road Grill, raffles for the first 12 limited edition signed 3 Golden Hairs 22 ounce bottles, great beer and friends. Prost to their new label! Also - Ladies - don't forget that Tuesdays are Ladies Night at Grimm Bros. Stop in between 4-9pm for half price pints.

Big Beaver Brewing (Loveland) - Their 3rd Anniversary celebration continues this week. Today's special tapping is a Cocoa Mate Scottish Ale. Just 1 5-gallon keg of this and it's gone. Special tappings daily through November 1st. Tomorrow's tapping is a Juniper Pale Ale and on October 31st an Apricot Belgian Ale. And finally on Friday, a Buzzed Beaver Espresso Bourbon Stout. Come wish them a happy 3rd anniversary.

Pateros Creek Brewing (Ft. Collins) - For Tuesday, they have another growler fill special. Get half off growler fills all day. That DOES include their Owl Canyon pumpkin beer, but excludes any GF or Imperials.

Southern Front Range

Paradox Beer Co (Woodland Park) - Just in time for Halloween is four new bottle releases! 1st) Whiskey Barrel Vanilla Porter - aged in whiskey barrels, 2nd) Dark Wheat Whine Ale - aged in red wine oak barrels, 3rd) Skully #5 Cranberry Sour - aged in oak red wine barrels, and 4th) The Nihilist, a double brown ale aged in Hungarian oak wine barrels. These will be on store shelves very soon, but are available to sample in their tasting room now.

Mountains and West

Carver Brewing Co (Durango) - Got Beer'd? Those who are facial-hair-endowed are encouraged to get beer and beard at Carver Brewing Company this Friday, 11/1 at 8 pm. The occasion is the official kick-off of the 2014 Snowdown Beard Growing Competition. Contestants entering the 3-month long "Beard Race" will need to show up at Carver's back pub clean-shaven to have their mug shot as proof they didn't get a head start. The Thursday evening of Snowdown (1/30/14) these considerably furrier lads will present their faces to a panel of judges who will then select a winner. The judges will also be awarding fabulous prizes to beards of all ages for best color, longest beard, the greatest beer absorption beard and - for the ladies - best leg hair. There is no entry fee and this event is 21+. This year's Snowdown theme is "Safari So Good." Visit www.snowdown.org and Carver Brewing Company on Facebook for further details. Carver Brewing Co. is located at 1022 Main Avenue in historic downtown Durango.

Three Barrel Brewing Co (Del Norte) - Calling all local Sour Ale lovers, they've delivered a limited run of Chimayo Sour Ale (fruity/tart) and Morada Sour Ale (dark woody malty) to Beer Keg Depot in Alamosa, CO. Danielle at Beer Keg Depot is working hard to keep the funky stuff on the shelves so snag a 375ml if you'd like to see it stay!

Homebrewing Special

Homebrewers! If you are looking to splurge on homebrewing supplies this fall you might want to know about a limited time special going on from High Gravity Homebrewing & Winemaking Supplies. From now through the end of October 31st, 2013 - you'll get Free Shipping on all orders over $200 when you enter the code: "FreeShippingHalloween" when checking out. This can save you enough to buy an extra piece of equipment or perhaps a new beer recipe kit. Check them out at: www.highgravitybrew.com. Offer is only valid with FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery and excludes certain items.
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