Thursday, October 31, 2013

Colorado Beer News 103113

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Halloween. One of the most celebrated holidays of the year. Spending wise, this is the 2nd biggest holiday for retailers. Who can pass up a good costume or all those big bags of candy? For craft beer lovers, it's the peak of the Fall seasonal releases. Just be careful out there tonight. Everything in moderation is not only good advice to children for eating candy, but also for adults who indulge in spirited beverages. Have fun, but be safe. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, October 31st, 2013. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Elk Mountain Brewing (Parker) - The brewery is planning to soon host a fundraiser event to raise money for victims of the recent floods in Lyons, Colorado. For a suggested $20 donation, they will offer up 5 beers and 5 food stations each with beer pairings. There will also be a live auction with several items ranging from $50 to $300 in value. The event is set for Tuesday, November 12th at 6pm.

Brewery Rickoli (Wheat Ridge) - Come visit the brewery in your costume today and get $1 off all pints. There's plenty of beer and today they've also got candy!

River North Brewery (Denver) - All ghouls and ghosts (or anyone in costume) will get $1 off Hello, Darkness and Avarice tonight. They'll also have a trick or treat style grab bag with candy, free beer and some glasses to give away! Pride of Philly Cheesesteaks is already there and set up, waiting to feed you!

Black Shirt Brewing (Denver) - Free 5oz pour of Sangre de la Carretera (Blood of the Road) to those who show up in costume tonight.

Renegade Brewing Co (Denver) - The brewery just took delivery of their new 45 barrel fermenters. More Renegade beer coming soon!

Arvada Beer Company (Arvada) - Tonight for Halloween they'll have 12 beers on tap including the new release today of the Sour Cherry. The costume party starts at 6pm.

Copper Kettle Brewing (Denver) - Tonight's cask is a Rum Barrel Imperial Pumpkin Porter along with a costume contest. The winner get a free growler of the cask! They tapped it at 3pm.

Boulder County

BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats (Boulder) - Tonight at BRU you can bring the kids in for Trick or Treating and when you do, Mom or Dad will get a Free Pint. For those without kids, dress up in a costume and get $3 house pints all night.

Sanitas Brewing (Boulder) - [PRESS RELEASE] Sanitas Brewing Company is excited to announce tomorrow’s release of their newest beer, Bird of Prey Double IPA. Loaded with big, dank hops, the 10.7% ABV. India Pale Ale has been a work in progress for Boulder’s newest brewery. “We wanted this beer to find its own place among the area’s great Double IPA’s,” explains brewing operations director Chris Coyne, “we chose Galaxy, a really unique hop from Australia with trademark tropical fruit and resinous undertones, as the focal point in Bird of Prey. It took months to have the hops harvested and shipped from Tasmania to Boulder, but the final result is a really unique Double IPA, which is exactly what we were shooting for.” Burnt orange in color, Bird of Prey exudes a pungent aroma of citrus and tropical fruits. The flavor follows with massive layers of hop character and a formidable malt backbone. Noticeable hop flavor and bitterness lasts far beyond each sip, making for an incredibly pleasant IPA experience. Bird of Prey Double IPA will be tapped in Sanitas’ Boulder Tap Room at 3550 Frontier Avenue Unit A on Friday, November 1st at 6pm. Everyone’s first pour of Bird of Prey will come with a raffle ticket for a chance to win a growler fill of the new Double IPA as well as brewery swag. Bird of Prey is not available in cans or bottles, but growler fills will be available.

Fate Brewing (Boulder) - There's regular specials at Fate you should know. Monday's mean all day growler Happy Hour. Get free Fate beer with each growler fill. Tuesday - wear your Fate gear and get Happy Hour Beer prices all day long. Wednesday's bring a one-of-a-kind limited quantity cask tappings. Something unique each week at 3pm. Stop in today and try one of their newest beer releases: Nitro Cascadian Dark Pumpkin Ale, Chai Pumpkin Saison, and FATE Fresh Hop IPL.

Bootstrap Brewing (Niwot) - There's Hoppy Hour prices for everyone in costume today. Plus, come over between 6pm and 7pm for the costume contest. $50 gift certificate for 1st place, a Bootstrap shirt for 2nd and a Bootstrap hat to 3rd. They also have just a few pints of Oktoberfestbier today too, but you have to ask Bob to get some.

Avery Brewing (Boulder) - The Czar Imperial Stout Release Party is tomorrow, Friday November 1st at 5pm. The Czar will be available in the Avery Tap Room on draft and in 22oz. bottles starting at 5pm this Friday! Inhale the noble Hallertau hops, spicy and floral. Savor the flavors redolent of English toffee, rich mocha, sweet molasses, candied currants and a hint of anise. There's also a Food Drive going on - bring in some non-perishable food items. For every 3 items you donate you get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a case of The Czar! Plus, this Friday's Special Tapping will be a Mint Chocolate Stout at 5pm.

West Flanders Brewing (Boulder) - Free cookies for the kids if you bring them trick or treating at the brewery today.

Oskar Blues (Longmont) - The brewery announced that they just passed the 100,000 barrel mark this year. Congrats to all who helped them reach this milestone.

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont) - Happy Halloween means that if you show up in their taproom today in a costume you'll get a free pint!

Northern Colorado

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Now that the business next door to their taproom has left, Grimm Brothers wasted no time in acquiring the open space. They opened up the wall and have added more seating and event space for their busy tap room. As more and more businesses eventually vacate in the same building, they plan to acquire more spaces.

Wiley Roots Brewing (Greeley) - Prohibition may have ended for most 80 years ago, but it wasn't until November 5, 1969 that prohibition ended in Greeley. On Tuesday, November 5th, come celebrate the 44th anniversary of the end of prohibition in Greeley. Join Wiley Roots for a special evening with Jazz music from Ryan Middagh and friends. Wiley ROots will be offering $3.50 flagship beers and will showcase the limited release of their India Brown Ale. The Wing Shack will also be on site serving up their famous wings. Sign up for the special Prohibition Bear Hot Challenge! Other watering holes around Greeley will also be hosting Prohibition parties around town including: Moxi Theater, Crabtree Brewing, Patrick's Irish Pub, 65th Ave Wing Shack and Syntax Spirits.

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - For Halloween they have Happy Hour prices from 6:30pm to 11pm. Also, a costume contest at 9:30pm. Winner wins beer!

Big Beaver (Loveland) - The brewery is planning to host a Smoke Fest this Sunday, November 3rd starting at 3pm. No, it's not a 420 celebration, it's a smoked meat celebration. They'll have 5 to 6 people cooking up smoked meats out back, offering up tips and techniques on how to smoke your own meats and providing samples. You'll need to wash all that down with a beer too. They'll also have live music from 3:30pm to 6:00pm.

Pateros Creek Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Halloween Party at the brewery tonight and they will be tapping not 1 but 3 Outlaw beers on a jockey box too. Trivia tonight with prizes.

Odell Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Every have their Isolation Ale tapped from a pumpkin? Tonight you can. Come get some.

Equinox Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Tonight's firkin is a Haver Scottish Ale conditioned with toasted pumpkin seeds.

Southern Front Range

Great Storm Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Stop in dressed in your best costume tonight and get a free GSB sticker. Plus, you'll also be entered into a highly subjective costume contest where the winner gets a $20 tab. Try their unspiced Belgian pumpkin Pompion Ale, the Rheas's Graf and their bay leaf Baltic porter tonight.

Mountains and West

Broken Compass Brewing (Breckenridge) - Reports of a new brewery headed to Breckenridge in the near future. They are looking at located at 68 Continental Court Unit B12. They are currently in the process of filing paperwork and obtaining licenses. Headed up by Jason Ford, David Axelrod and Jo Ford.

Aspen Brewing Co (Aspen) - [PRESS RELEASE] Aspen Brewing Company and Tivoli Distributing Company are pleased to announce a Distribution Agreement. Effective immediately, Tivoli Distributing will handle all sales and distribution of Aspen Brewing Company products in all Colorado markets except Aspen and Snowmass Village. Because of this partnership, Aspen Brewing Company brands will immediately be more broadly available in all Colorado markets and retailers will see great product availability, timely delivery, and overall customer service. “Aspen Brewing Company is dedicated to brewing the best beer Colorado has to offer. Picking a distribution partner is extremely important to us - we need to know that we are being represented by people that truly understand the craft beer world,” according to Duncan Clauss, CEO of Aspen Brewing Company. “We have watched the amazing progress that Tivoli Distributing Company has experienced since their inception. Tivoli Distributing Company’s focus on small Colorado craft brewers is a very welcomed approach in our state, and we are thrilled to start working with them.” Duncan added. Corey Marshall, CEO of Tivoli Distributing Company, commented, “Aspen Brewing Company is a perfect fit for our portfolio. In addition to making fantastic Colorado style beers, Aspen Brewing Company is a revived historic Colorado Brewery - we love that concept! Since 2007, Aspen Brewing has limited its distribution to Aspen, Snowmass and the Roaring Fork Valley. We are excited about leading the effort to roll Aspen Brewing Company brands to the rest of Colorado. These are beers that Colorado will love!”

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