Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Colorado Beer News 112013

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Name Your PC Day. Most of us spend a lot of time in front of our computers or personal electronic devices. In many cases, we spend more time with our devices than we do with our friends and family. Ever stop to wonder why? If we spend so much time with something, shouldn't that something have a name? What do you call your favorite electronic device? (Other than a swear word when it doesn't work right that is). Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, November 20th, 2013. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Westminster Brewing Co (Westminster) - The brewers are in the midst of brewing as fast as they can and are planning to do a Grand Opening in the very near future. They have an aggressive brewing schedule planned and are finish work on the tasting lab. Once they have an opening date set they will post it to Facebook, Twitter and their website. Stay tuned! They will be located at: 7655 W. 108th Avenue, Unit 600 in Westminster, CO.

Black Shirt Brewing (Denver) - Introducing BYOV - Bring Your Own Vinyl on wednesday evenings at the brewery. Bring in your best vinyl records, buy a beer and they'll spin your tunes. BYOV runs from 5pm to 9pm every Wednesday night. Staff reserves the right to veto any album - so bring a few selections just in case. Located at: 3719 Walnut Street in Denver, CO.

Copper Kettle Brewing (Denver) - [Newsletter] CKBC will be releasing 2 of a 4 part series in their first ever barrel aged bomber (22 oz. bottle) series just in time for Christmas! Each season, they will be releasing a different barrel aged beer. This year, they decided to release two right before Christmas, "Snowed In", a winter seasonal and "Well Bred", which will be a fall seasonal in subsequent years. Both perfect cellaring beers. On Saturday, December 7th, starting when the doors open @ noon, Copper Kettle will be releasing "Snowed In", an imperial oatmeal stout made with locally roasted coffee from Pablo's Coffee in Denver, dark chocolate and aged in Breckenridge Distillery bourbon barrels for months. Previously known as "High Country Breakfast Stout". There will be a 6 bottle maximum as they are limited to only 1200 bottles total. Then on Saturday, December 14th, starting when the doors open at noon, a week after Snowed In is released, they will be releasing "Well Bred", an English Barleywine, rich in malt with hints of vanilla and caramel, also aged in Breckenridge Distillery bourbon barrels. This English Barleywine is far maltier than it's American counterpart. Only 480 bombers were made of Well Bred, so quantities will be limited to 3 bottles per person. Well Bred will be a fall seasonal, released around GABF next year and it subsequent years.

Parry's Pizza (Greenwood Village location) - Did you know? In addition to all that great craft beer on tap, Parry's also has something for your kids too? (No, not beer - but pizza). At the Greenwood Village location Kids Eat Free every Wednesday from 4pm to close. Purchase any beverage and receive a free 9" cheese pizza for your kiddo. Located at 5970 S. Holly Street in Greenwood Village, CO. #AleYeah (Parry's is a sponsor of Fermentedly Challenged)

Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) - [PRESS RELEASE] Lone Tree Brewing Company donated over $500 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in support of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As for most people, Breast Cancer hits close to home for Lone Tree Brewing Company, and they are committed to supporting this worthy cause. A portion of all proceeds in the Lone Tree Brewing Company tasting room during the month of October was donated directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is an independent 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. “We are honored to support this cause, and will continue to do whatever we can to contribute,” said John Winter, President of Lone Tree Brewing Company, “We thank everyone who came into the tasting room last month to help make this donation possible.” Lone Tree Brewing Company proudly supports a different chaitable program each month. To nominate a chairty as “LTB’s Charity of the Month,” go to and tell us about your organization.

BeerAdvocate Winter Warmer Pub Crawl (Denver) - BA is continuing their yearly tradition of a winter warmer pub crawl for the city of Denver. In Boston, they annually host a crawl for hardcore beers. It's to get the blood warm and to separate the real beer drinkers from the meek. Each bar is required to provided at least one big abv beer for this pub crawl. Some special offering for the crowd and/or a regular line up of big beers. They host this event every first Saturday of December every year (December 7th). Locations & Times: Lucky Pie Lodo 11am-1pm, Great Divide Tap Room 1pm-3pm, Star Bar 3pm-5pm, Jagged Mountain 5pm-6pm, Falling Rock Tap House 6pm-8pm. Format is pay as you go. Any additional stops after this will be based on the shape everyone is in. More info at: BeerAdvocate.

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Today's special beer tappings include: Green Bullet from Green Flash, Hommelbier from Perennial, Merica from Prairie, Existent from Stillwater, Double Bastard aged in Red Wine Barrels from Stone, Falco from Evil Twin and Three Philosophers from Ommegang. Plus, it's $2 Craft Can Night from 5pm to close. (Hops & Pie is a sponsor of Fermentedly Challenged)

Yak & Yeti Brewpub (Arvada) - Today their Exceptionally Built ESB is being re-released for another run. It's 5.3% ABV and barrel aged in Leopold Bros barrels. Looking ahead, on Black Friday, November 29th, their "Disgruntled Pumpkin" ale debuts on tap. This is a 6.3% ABV / 25 IBU brew made to remind you of the turkey dinner from the night before. Coming up around December 1st you can try their Musee des Beer Arts - a French Bordeaux barrel aged Belgian Blonde. This one weighs in at 7.5% ABV and 24 IBU. Plus, December 10th is Colorado Gives Day at the Yak & Yeti. They're partnering with Two Ponds Refuge in Arvada, CO & the Arvada Young Professionals to help them raise money for a schoolhouse education center to be built. $10 that day gets you a free Two Ponds pint glass and $25 gets you the same deal but filled with your choice of beer. Runs from 4-8PM in the bar, see a AYP member with a laptop for your donation.

Barrels & Bottles (Golden) - The brewery now has their unfiltered wheat ale on tap. Plus, they just transferred their IPA over to kegs today. Look for that to be on tap later this week. Also, they have a fresh mango infusing of Anchor Brewing's California Lager available. Drink up!

Brewery Rickoli (Wheat Ridge) - If it smells good near the brewery today it's because they are brewing up a batch of Old Rickoli Barley Wine. This batch used 2 pounds per barrel of Colorado grown hops and will weigh in at an astounding 12% ABV and about 50 IBUs! It'll take a while to get ready - but it's something to look forward to.

Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) - More news - What's brewing at Lone Tree? Currently in their mash tun is a recipe for "Gingerbread Old Ale". This brew is set to be ready on December 18th just in time for the late winter holidays. But in the meantime, coming this next Monday, November 25th is a single keg of Mr. Moo's Pumpkin Brew. Growler fills will be allowed on this one. First come first served.

Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew (Denver) - In the Randall today is their Cottonwood Rauchbier combined with Pasilla chillies, cinnamon, and chocolate. The Mestizos Food Truck will be there, and from 7-10pm Jason Zeimet spins Emo Night featuring the best and most angst filled vinyl of the 90s & 00s. $1 off pints from 2-6pm.

Strange Brewing Co (Denver) - It's One Barrel Wednesday today! Not only are they tapping a great brew but they have Cluck Truck serving their delicious chicken and homestyle food. Today they are releasing their Fresh Hopped Second Run: this Imperial IPA celebrates a long tradition of saving the wort after brewing a strong ale - called second runnings. Brewed from wort left in the mash tun after our 2013 batch of Dr StrangeLove and bittered with fresh Columbus and hopped with fresh Chinook and Cascade. Stats: 8.0% 65ish IBUs.

Golden City Brewery (Golden) - Today their "Mad Molly's Brown Ale" is back on tap. Stop in for a pint after work.

Cannonball Creek Brewing (Golden) - Their 2013 GABF Silver medal winning "Battlecat Stout" returns today and is back on the tap wall. Also Street Eats food truck will be on site tonight. Taproom opens at 3pm today.

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - Today is their Double Dry Hopped IPA Discovery Beer tapping at 5:00pm. Stay and listen to live music from Daniella Katzir at 6pm and get your food from Corner of Gourmet at 4:30pm. Happy hour until 5:00pm today.

Boulder County

Twelve Degree Brewing (Louisville) - Have you visited Twelve Degree Brewing yet? They've got a big list of beers on tap this week including: Soleil Saison, Walter's White, Brabant Tripel, Foxx Rough (Dark Strong), Velour Fog (Quadrupel), Hayride Saison, Treachery (Golden Strong), and Batch 10 (Hoppy Belgian Pale). Plus, they've got another batch of Sorach and Sorach L'Orange coming very soon.

Kettle & Stone Brewing Co (Boulder) - If you haven't heard, The Kettle & Stone is hosting their very first Beer Dinner on Tuesday, December 3rd. The cost is $45/pp and includes 4 courses paired with 4 beers, as well as a dessert, all provided by the awesome folks at BUMPER CROP! Email, call, or stop by to sign up now, spots are going fast!

Oskar Blues (Longmont) - At the Tasty Weasel taproom tonight Skeeball season begins! Teams start rolling at 6pm and 7pm. The ChubWagon will be outside grilling up dinner all night. Celebrate hump day with a burger and beer before the snow hits.

Left Hand WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing (Longmont) - [PRESS RELEASE] Left Hand’s Oak Aged Barleywine Ale makes its winter return. It’s time to turn back the clock with a beer from Left Hand’s past! Widdershins Oak Aged Barleywine-style Ale is coming back this winter! Like its counter clockwise namesake, Widdershins has a taste that’s totally backwards – a full bodied beer with an initial sweetness, instantly swept away by earthy hops, all ending with subtle peat flavor. This English-style barleywine pours burnished copper with a bone colored head. The aromas will wind you up with upfront scents of oak, earthy hops, and caramel with an afterthought of peat. Brewed since 2002, Widdershins’ Germanic name means to move counter clockwise – or better yet, left-wise. Floral and fruity notes of orange and apricot rest upon a foundation of oak, garlanded with earthy hop aromas and the sinister presence of peated malt. This backwards beer will pull you in with its saccharinity, and finish with a hop boom and deceptively high alcohol. Widdershins is our answer to waning daylight and frigid temperatures - we hope this beer brings you back for more. This beer can be enjoyed immediately or saved in your cellar for a snowy day. Widdershins will be distributed November – December and be available in all 26 states where Left Hand is sold.

Northern Colorado

Branch Out Cider (Ft. Collins) - It's the Branch Out Cider - End of Harvest Shindig! Join in at Scrumpy's Hard Cider Bar in Ft. Collins on Tuesday, November 26 from 6pm - 8pm as they celebrate the end of the 2013 apple harvest. Get your Thanksgiving Week started right. They'll have samples and glass specials of Perennial 2012 (hard cider) along with some fun prizes.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Grimm Bros and Common Link are planning to host a beer dinner on Wednesday, December 18th at 6pm at Grimm Brothers that will feature 4 courses and unlimited samples of 5 select beers including: Farmer's Daughter (Marzen), Big Bad Wolf (Schtick Alt), Barrel Aged Wee Heavy, Magic Mirror (American Strong Ale), and Pack of Scoundrels (Broyhan). Tickets are now available on BrownPaperTickets. Also, Wednesdays are now Growler Wednesdays at Grimm. Get $2 off growler fills. This week who over brings in a growler from a brewery the farthest distance from Grimm will get their next fill free the following week.

Wiley Roots Brewing (Greeley) - Are you an AHA member? Then show your membership card and get 10% off all Wiley Roots merchandise (hats, shirts, etc). Also stop in this Saturday, November 23rd for the release of their William - a Scottish-style Wee Heavy.

Big Beaver Brewing (Loveland) - Tonight is Mug Night. Bring in your Big Beaver Logo Mug or Mason Jar and your first fill is on the house!

Southern Front Range

Red Leg Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - The brewery tasting room is open from 2-9pm today with plenty of beer on tap. Grab some food from "Bite Me Gourmet Sausage" starting at 5pm.

Bristol Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Don't forget - the Give! Black Lager release party is tonight, November 20th from 5pm to 10pm at the Bristol Pub. It's the lightest dark beer you'll ever love and is highly sessionable. 100% of the profits of this beer will be donated to the Give! 2013 campaign. Then on Friday, November 22nd Bristol is holding another Dock Sale from 5pm to 6pm at the south loading dock of Bristol's packaging hall, behind Ivywild. Prices are $20/case for 12 oz bottles and they accept CASH only.

Mountains and West

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co (Edwards) - Get excited for their mustache-themed party "Movember Celebration - Pints for Prostates" this Friday, November 22nd, to raise money and awareness for Shaw Cancer Center's prostate cancer program. $15 gets you a sick t-shirt and 2 pints of beer. Mustache contest to win a $40 bar tab is at 7pm. Live music starts at 6pm. T-shirt deal is good all day long! Also, live music from 6-8pm from Kevin Heinz. It also marks the release of their beer "Snowcat Coffee Stout". (Bring your snow chains - there'll be snow this week!)

Gunnison Brewery (Gunnison) - Happy Hour from 4pm to 6pm today. Get $1 off pints and $5.50 margaritas.

Dillon Dam Brewery (Dillon) - Tonight is Trivia Night with Steven A. Compete for prizes starting at 9pm. No cover. Plenty of good Dam beer available and $5 Crown Royal drinks. And Thursday nights are Girls' Night Out with FREE 1/2 pints for the ladies from 9pm to 11pm or $2.75 pints for everyone from 9:30pm to close.

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