Friday, November 1, 2013

Colorado Beer News 110113

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos). A holiday traditionally celebrated in Mexican culture to honor and remember family members and friends who have died. In Christian societies, it is also a day known as All Saints' Day. So if you're out celebrating this weekend, give pause for a moment to remember those who were close to us who have passed and toast to their memory. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, November 1st, 2013. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Learn to Homebrew Day is Saturday, November 2, 2013

Metro Denver

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Every 1st Friday of the month, Hops & Pie taps a new unique firkin of a special beer. This month they will be tapping "Escape to Colorado" from Epic Brewing in Denver. It has been loaded with Whole Leaf Simcoe Hops. The firkin will be tapped at 6pm sharp! Other special brews on tap this weekend include: Femme Fatale from Evil Twin, Midnight Rambler from Perennial, Oude Tart from The Bruery, Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker and Farking Wheaton WootStout from Stone. All on tap. Hops & Pie are a proud sponsor of Fermentedly Challenged.

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - November is going to be a busy brewing month for Big Choice. They just release their "21st Century Digital Brown" yesterday. Later this month they will be releasing two beers: Starry Nigh Cascadian Dark and a Belgian Double. Then for December, they have their Malleous Malificarum Belgian Quad and the Apre Shred Winter Ale scheduled. During the week of Thanksgiving, Big Choice will have a 12oz 4-pack can release for their Hemlock Double IPA. Every other Sunday is Family Movie Night at Big Choice. Nov 3rd - "Epic" and Nov. 17th is "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs".

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Denver) - Denver gets a new brewery opening tomorrow. Jagged Mountain Brewery will open for business at noon on November 2nd, 2013. The brewery is located at 1139 20th Street in Denver. Their planned business hours each week are: 4-10pm Wed + Thur, 4-11pm on Fridays, noon - 11pm Saturdays and noon to 8pm on Sundays. They plan to have 6 beers on tap for their opening including: Old Ale, Saison, Scotch Ale, Belgo-American Black IPA, American IPA, and a Session Saison. Come check them out starting tomorrow!

Grist Brewing Company (Highlands Ranch) - November 2nd is also the date for the Grand Opening of Grist Brewing Company. They open at 12 noon. They are located at 9150 Commerce Center Circle Suite 300 in Highlands Ranch, CO. Their initial taproom hours will be Sunday 12-8pm, Monday - Thursday 2-9pm, Friday 2-10pm, and Saturday 12-10pm. They have a 20 barrel brewhouse and over 6700 total square feet of space. They will have 6 beers on tap including: a Kolsch, an IPA, a Hefeweizen, a Brown, a Stout, and a Belgian Ale. They plan to brew both ales and lagers.

River North J Marie Whiskey Barrel AgedRiver North Brewery (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] River North Brewery Brings Back its First Barrel-Aged Beer. A year and a half after its first release, River North Brewery is bringing back its original barrel-aged brew. Whiskey Barrel Aged J. Marie will return Saturday, November 16th at 1pm at the River North Brewery taproom (2401 Blake St, Denver). Individually numbered bombers will be available to go. The brewery expects bottles to sell out quickly, but the beer will be on tap all day. For this rendition, the brewers aged their signature J. Marie farmhouse ale in a combination of rye and bourbon barrels, then blended the result. Notes of toasted oak, coconut and fruity yeast esters coalesce with a spicy booziness from the rye barrels. Ninety-one cases were bottled in total, with about two-thirds allotted for distribution throughout the Front Range of Colorado the week after the release. “We had been waiting for just the right barrels to age the next version of this beer,” said Matt Hess, River North’s founder and head brewer. “J. Marie is the perfect canvas to meld traditional farmhouse ale characters with a robust whiskey barrel warmth.”

Great Divide Brewing Co (Denver) - What's a good seasonal beer to drink for the upcoming holidays? Try one of their Hibernation Ales, an English-style Old Ale. Stock up now for the colder months ahead. Also, try their current seasonal imperial stout - Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout is now on shelves as well.

Colorado Plus Brewpub (Wheat Ridge) - Stop in tonight for their Mini Tap Takeover event featuring the beers of Odell Brewing Company. They'll be featuring 7 Odell beers including their 1st firkin which will be a 90 Shilling over fresh cranberries aged for 2 weeks! Always 56 Colorado craft beers on tap at Colorado Plus!

Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub (Arvada) - Can't get enough pumpkin ale? They're brewing up another new batch now and it should be ready and released around Thanksgiving time. They are looking for a good name for this year's batch. Drop them some suggestions.

Wynkoop Brewing Co (Denver) - News from their chalk board. Their beer "Humiliation Lipgloss" Double IPA is now on tap. Also, Koop Deville barrel aged sour is also now on tap. Coming soon - Parade of Darks beer fest on December 7th. And look a Gingerbread Stout and more pumpkin beer coming very soon. Happy Hour runs Monday - Friday 3pm 6 5pm - Get $1 off select beers.

Dry Dock Brewing (Aurora) - Today's firkins are a "Black Berry Frolic" English pale Ale. They tapped some at 3pm and perhaps have more later tonight.

Rockyard Brewing (Castle Rock) - This week's special Deviation beer is called "Eiscavator". It was tapped at 4pm today. Cheers to the weekend!

Boulder County

Sanitas Brewing (Boulder) - Don't forget, their Bird of Prey Double IPA goes on tap today at 6:00pm. It's a good brew to start November out with.

2nd Annual Boulder IPA Fest (Boulder) - Fans of the hop will want to attend Avery Brewing's Boulder IPA Fest on Saturday, November 9th from 12pm to 5pm at Avery Brewing in Boulder. Over 50 different brewery's beers will be poured and 99 IPAs will be available. Proceeds benefit the Foothills Flood Relief Fund. Tickets going fast at:

J Wells Brewery (Boulder) - Stop in this weekend for a pint. Here's what's on tap: Jr. Haze, Bear Mountain Barleywine, Defiance, Toasted Coconut Brown Ale, Hop Haze, and Chocolate Milk Stout.

Northern Colorado

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - There will be a special tapping today at 3pm. Stop in and try their Imperial Dark Cream Ale named "Mountain Man". This is a big 10.5% ABV brew that's described as being rich, creamy and won't disappoint. Plus you can fill up on food from The Road Grill and their Chili Cheese Burgers tonight as well.

Patrick's Irish Pub (Greeley) - Come in and try their MouCo Cheese Company beer & cheese flights. The first flight pairs MouCo Camembert with Dogfish Head Punkin, Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin, Straffe Hendrik Quadruppel, Stone 17th Anniversary, and Avery Salvation. The second flight pairs MouCo Ashley with Oskar Blues Ten Fidy, Dogfish Head Raison D'Etre, La Chouffe, Avery DuganA, and Stillwater Stateside Saison. Each flight is $10 and includes the 5 beer tasters, a MouCo cheese round, and crackers. Also, stop in Tuesday, November 5th for celebrating the 44th anniversary of Greeley's End of Prohibition and get $3.50 local beers and shots. Patrick's is a sponsor of Fermentedly Challenged.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Want a chance to win a free 22oz bomber bottle of their new 3 Golden Hairs Pilsner? Stop in at the 3 Golden Hairs bottle release party tomorrow, November 2nd at 1pm. Just buy a pint of their 3 Golden Hairs and get a ticket into the drawing. Drawings start at 2pm. They'll draw 3 winners each hour until they prize stash is gone. Must be present to win.

Southern Front Range

Red Leg Brewing Company (Colorado Springs) - Today marks a special release of their Double IPA at 5pm today. Commander's Club Members can enjoy it starting at 4pm. Also, Sabrosos Tocas will be on site at 5pm serving up hot food.

Lofty Brewing Company (Colorado Springs) - While their taproom might not be open yet, Lofty Brewing Company will be debuting their beers for the first time on Saturday, November 2nd at the All Colorado Beer Festival in Colorado Springs. They are a wholesale nano-brewery that is headquartered at 2935 North Prospect Street, Suite 108 in Colorado Springs, CO. Their products include: Zeb's American Red, Dirty Thirty IPA, Colorado Chili Wheat, and a Lofty Pumpkin Ale. Drop by their booth this weekend at the ACBF!

Trinity Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Today (Nov. 1) at 5pm everyone has the chance to taste Dylan Houghton's very first Saison. Farmhouse De Lón was crafted with tradition in mind, this lower alcohol Farmhouse ale was brewed to refresh and revive the hard-working body and mind. This autumn-inspired saison offers a crisp, dry finish with subtle maple and eucalyptus notes from eluthero root and slippery elm bark, making for a delightfully refreshing Slippery Session Saison. 4.1% ABV. Towards the end of the month look for the return of the ever popular 'Saison Man' aged on French oak Chardonnay barrels.

Pikes Peak Brewing Co (Monument) - There's two new beers being released in their Penrose Private Reserve series. The first is No. 1032, a Belgian-style Golden Ale aged in Wine Barrels. The second is No 1309, a Porter ages in Rum Barrels. Available in 750ml bottles at the taproom and also at local stores. Coming soon for the holidays is the return of their Adaman Holiday Ale.

Mountains and West

Dillon Dam Brewery (Dillon) - Here's a few of the beer tappings awaiting you this weekend at Dillon Dam Brewery. 1) Old School British Pale Pale, 2) Wild Thing Wet Hop IPA, and La Seine Shine (steam beer). Stop in for a beer and a bite from their extensive menu.

Steamworks Brewing Co (Durango) - Today is the 1st Friday Firkin tapping at 3pm. This month's firkin is Glut-In Cider. This concoction which is mostly fermented raw apple cider has been combined with a small amount of wheat beer, as well as come cinnamon sticks and brown sugar simulating a fall time classic = Apple Pie. It's definitely NOT gluten-free. This firkin will drain fast. $1 draws and $2 tankers until it's gone.

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