Friday, November 8, 2013

Colorado Beer News 110813

Colorado Beer NewsToday is International Stout Day. #StoutDay - It's all about the darkest of the dark beers - Stouts! Today you are encouraged to explore this dark and roasty style of beer in your home, your neighborhood pub or restaurant or your local craft brewery. Look for specials at various locations around Colorado to tempt you to sample a stout beer today. Stouts come in many varieties: Dry Stout, Sweet Stout, Oatmeal Stout, Foreign Extra Stout, American Stout, Milk Stout, and Russian Imperial Stout. There are also hybrid stouts blended with other ingredients like coffee, pumpkin, fruit and more. Perhaps try a stout on a nitro tap or from a barrel! Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, November 8th, 2013. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Diebolt Brewing Co (Denver) - Several new beer releases coming up including several experimental ales. Here's what to look forward to: Smallish stout (Nov. 15th), Dark Pumpkin Saison (Nov. 22nd), Russian Imperial Stout (TBA), Winter Saison (TBA), and Honey Grisette (TBA). Get thirsty!

The Old Mill Brewery & Grill (Littleton) - Join in for Happy Hour Monday thru Friday from 3pm to 6pm with $2 house beers, $1 PBRs, specials on well drinks, and house wine. 1/2 price appetizers!! Also a late night happy hour from 9pm to 11pm Monday thru Saturday with $1 house beers or PBR plus more specials Sunday to Wednesday from 8pm to close. Come sit in the new bar area.

Barrels and Bottles Brewery (Golden) - For International Stout Day today, they have several guest stouts on tap including: Fly Dog Kujo Coffee Stout, Port Brewing's Old Viscosity Imperial Stout, Copper Kettle's Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout. Embrace one! Or if your bold, try the Centennial hops and hibiscus/coconut tea infusement of the Madriver Brewing Company's ESB today. Live music from 6-7pm also.

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - It's #StoutDay, aka Friday! Their "Don't Pout Holiday Stout" will pair nicely with some pulled pork, so come unwind in the taproom and enjoy BBQ fresh off Bubba Duke's BBQ smoker. Try the stout with the optional cinnamon stick.

Colorado Plus (Wheat Ridge) - Join in tonight for an Upslope Brewing Mini Tap Takeover event featuring 5 Upslope beers including their Coffee Brown, Christmas Ale and more. Also enjoy the 56 different Colorado craft beers on tap.

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - There's 12 beers on tap for this weekend at ABC including some Limited Release beers: Vanilla Porter, Wheatwine, Nitro Maibock, Sour Red, Barrel Aged Maibock and a Chocolate Pumpkin.

Wit's End Brewing Co (Denver) - Today's tap list for Friday includes: Jean-Claude Van Blond, Super Fl-IPA, Wilford, Green Man, Kitchen Sink, Killer Rabbit, and Nirvana. The Killer Rabbit is nearly kicked, so get one before it hops away.

Crooked Stave (Denver) - Their 2014 Cellar Reserve Membership enrollment time is nearly upon us. And since they are in such demand, memberships will be given out on a lottery basis this year. Last year's members still get first crack, but for those wishing to get in on the Cellar Reserve Membership you'll need to enter via EventBrite for your shot. Lottery winners will be notified via email on November 14th - so sign up soon! Membership this year cost $350.

Boulder County

Very Nice Brewing Co (Nederland) - Staring next week the brewery will have new Winter hours for Thursdays and Fridays. They will open at 2:00pm instead of Noon.

Twisted Pine Brewing Co (Boulder) - Today is their official Northstar Imperial Porter 2013 release party. If you missed their Northstar vertical tasting last night at least you can grab a bottle of this year's batch. Available in 22oz bottles and on tap.

Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery (Boulder) - In honor of International Stout Day, Mountain Sun has 6 different stouts on tap today. Viva la difference!

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont) - For Stout Day, they will be pouring $3.25 pints of Milk Stout and Milk Stout Nitro all day to celebrate. Step into the dark.

Northern Colorado

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Listen in to the Colorado Craft Beer Show on AM 760 Denver on Saturday from 12pm to 2pm where Grimm Brothers head honchos Don and Aaron will on the show talking Grimm Bros beer. Listen in to what's coming up next at the brewery.

Wiley Roots Brewing Co (Greeley) - Their 1st bottling! Their beer, aPUMPalyptica, at 9.2% ABV - the first of their Signature Series 22 oz. bombers is in! If you made it on the reserve list, please stop by the brewery by December 1st to pick up your reserved bombers. Any unclaimed bombers after 12/1 will, unfortunately, have to find new homes. If you didn't make it on the reserve list, you're in luck! An extra 25 bombers are available on a first come, first serve basis (limit 1 bomber per person). Sales of these 25 bottles will commence at 4:00 PM today. (Fermentedly Challenged calls this beer "A great tasting imperial pumpkin. Goes ez on the spice. A good slow sipper."

The Mayor of Old Town (Ft. Collins) - Along with their 100 beers on tap, this afternoon from 3-5pm stop in and order an adult beverage and receive a free jalapeno and cream cheese stuffed pretzel to go with it. Might we suggest a stout for #StoutDay?

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Tonight for Stout Day they are tapping their Pure Imagination Double Oatmeal Stout today at 3pm (7.8% ABV). Then, this coming Tuesday, November 12th, Verboten will hold the release of their "Save the Berries" beer. This Movember-inspired beer is a double Oatmeal Stout with blueberries, 7.8% ABV. Anyone coming into the taproom that night with a mustache will receive a discount on their Save the Berries beer and a portion of all proceeds from this beer will go to the Movember campaign to raise funds for prostate and testicular cancer research. Let's help save the berries, folks!

Patrick's Irish Pub (Greeley) - Just tapped: Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project Vieille Artisanal Saison (replacing Crooked Stave St Bretta). Brettanomyces lends a light tartness, that couples perfectly with the light, dry finish. Patrick's is extremely excited to have a steady stream of beers on tap from Crooked Stave, which is producing some of the best Wild/Sour beers in the state, if not the country. #GreeleyUnexpected

Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - For Stout Day, FCB suggests trying the following: Chocolate Stout and/or their Double Chocolate Stout. Available now on their tap list.

Cranknstein (Ft. Collins) - Come help celebrate their 2nd anniversary and Stout Day at the same time. They'll have Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout and Boulder Beer's Shake Chocolate Stout on nitro tap today just for the occasion.

Odell Brewing (Ft. Collins) - For Stout Day today, purchase a 10oz pour of their Woodcut No. 7 Russian Imperial Stout and get a free Odell glass, or buy a full 750ml bottle of the same beer and get 2 free glasses (while supplies last). Woodcut No. 7 is one of the best of the Woodcut beers yet! Also, did you know that Odell Brewing beers are headed to Texas? Yup, the Lone Star state will start receiving distributions of Odell beer starting in March 2014. This will become the 11th state in the Odell distribution.

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - With the return of "The Chernobley" tonight (Cherry Noble One), it's going to be a great night along with live music from "Tit for Tat" at 6pm and food from Bedrock BBQ.

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - Nelson Sauvin (Saison Ale) is officially available in 750ml bomber bottles in the Funkwerks taproom! For $12 you can sleep soundly knowing you have one in your beer fridge (if it makes it through dinner time that is).

Southern Front Range

Phantom Canyon Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Grab your shades and enjoy a brew out on the patio. Won't see too many more days like this this year. Happy Hour today from 3-6pm where you can get $2.75 pints and $10 pitchers. Or, if you like the grape, get $3.00 glasses of house wine.

Bristol Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Announcing the Old No. 23 Barley Wine Release party on November 21st from 5pm to 9pm. The aging process is almost complete for this year's batch of Old No. 23 Barley Wine! Join in on November 21st for the release of Old No. 23 Barley Wine! 2010 winner of the Silver in the Barley Wine-style Ale category at the Great American Beer Festival. An annual Bristol tradition, Old No. 23 revives an English farmhouse brewery practice of making a complex ale to set aside for special occasions. This version, while painstaking and time-consuming to brew, rewards the connoisseur with an ale that has the depth and complexity of a good brandy or single malt scotch. Massive quantities of malt and hops, a long aging time and limited availability make this a special ale worthy of its reputation.

Mountains and West

Carver Brewing Co (Durango) - Happy Stout Day! Think Global and Drink Local with an Iron Horse Oatmeal Stout at Carver's. It's not just for breakfast anymore. Stop in quick - they close tonight at 5pm for a special event. They'll open up again at 7am Saturday.

Pagosa Brewing Co (Pagosa Springs) - Today, Mug Club Members can enjoy Snifters of 2013 Nipple Mountain NIP Barleywine. Not a member? No worries! Join the Club today. Then on Monday (11/11) it's their 7-Year Anniversary Party with a Six-Year Vintage Tasting of National & State Champion Winning Nipple Mountain NIPS! Special Food Pairing – House Made Cottage Pie with Grass-Fed Angus Beef, Brown Gravy & Mashed Potatoes.

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