Friday, November 22, 2013

Colorado Beer News 112213

Colorado Beer NewsToday is the 50th Anniversary of JFK's Death. President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX on this day back in 1963. He was remembered as one of our most charismatic leaders of the 20th century. Let us mark this day in remembrance and toast to his memory when you're out this weekend enjoying a craft beer. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, November 22nd, 2013. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - What's available at The Source taproom this weekend? Vieille Artisanal Saison dry-hopped w/Galaxy, Surette Provision Saison (batch #6), Surette Provision Saison (batch #7), Colorado White Sage (saison w/sage), and L'Brett D'Or (Surreal golden sour). Coming up next on tap: Vieille Artisanal Saison dry-hopped w/Citra, St. Bretta (Spring Minneola Tangelo Brett), Surette Provision Saison (batch #4), and Origins Burgundy Sour (batch #2). A lot of funk for everyone!

Dry Dock Brewing Co (Aurora) - This week's Friday Firkin is a dry-hopped Breakwater Pale Ale with El Dorado hops. There should be a tapping at 3pm and another later in the day. ALso, don't forget about their annual Pie-A-Palooza event on Sunday, November 24th. Bring in your best pie to share with the Dry Dock judges. Must be in one of the following categories: Beery, Fruit, Creamy & Savory and Nut. Register with Dry Dock before you come.

Strange Brewing Co (Denver) - Here's the official news about the legal settlement over their name. [PRESS RELEASE] Strange Brew Beer & Wine Making, based in Marlboro, MA and Strange Brewing Company of Denver, announced a mutual settlement of their year-long trademark dispute. Full terms of the agreement are still to be finalized and will be disclosed in the next few weeks. “I am glad that we were finally able to come to a resolution which respects our right to the Strange Brew trademark while still keeping Strange Brewing Strange,” said Brian Powers, owner of Strange Brew Beer & Wine Making. “Now we can focus on providing quality home brewing supplies throughout the busy upcoming holiday season, and moving forward with the permitting and construction of our own nano brewery.” “As a small craft brewery, our objective is to create exceptional craft beer for our local, Denver community,” said Strange Brewing co-founder and head brewer, Tim Myers. “We’re extremely optimistic about the future and look forward to finalizing the agreement so that we can continue doing what we love – brewing quality, small-batch craft beer.”

Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew (Denver) - OMF will release the 2nd edition of their Winter Warmer (Old Ale) on Friday, December 6th as a lead in to their 1st Anniversary celebration. Then, Saturday, December 7th is the actual birthday of OMF! To celebrate, the 7 employees/owners of the brewery each chose a style to brew a small batch of for a “Staff Tap Takeover” at 7pm. The list includes a Black IPA, All Galaxy Red ale, Blood Orange Wheat ale, Dubbel, Hoppy Saison, Cream Ale, and a NY Maple Syrup Porter. Tasters and full pours will be available. Musical guests and Denver locals the Pickers, Two Tone Wolf Pack, and Josh Dillard will perform in the brewhouse. Food Truck Baba’s Falafel will provide be out front.

Denver Beer Company (Denver) - What's on tap? Check out their tap list for today: Hey Pumpkin, Senorita Sneak, Project T3 IPA, Barrel Room Bock, Tart Saison, Graham Cracker Porter, King of Jacks Imperial Pumpkin, and Four on the Floor Double IPA. They also offer fresh warm pretzels for $5 each.

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Here's their weekend beer line-up. Regular handcrafted beers: Lemon Shandy, Ralston's Golden Ale, Water Tower Wheat, Arvada Red, Pool Hall Porter, Harvest Fest Pumpkin Ale, and Goldline IPA. Then their limited beers include: Vanilla Porter, Nitro Porter, Chocolate Pumpkin, and Barrel Aged Wheatwine (10%!). What's your fancy?

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - It's New Beer Friday! Tonight they release their Apre Shred Winter Ale. This big beer weighs in at 8% ABV and will warm you up. The Orange Crunch food truck will be on site serving up some warm food as well tonight.

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - Tonight's tap list included the following house beers: Fathom Amber (5.6%), Dank IPA (6.2%/65 IBU), Toffee Porter, and Own Meany IPA. Plus they have 5 guest beers on tap including: Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout, Telluride Face Down Brown, Left Hand Warrior Fresh Hop Ale, Great Divide Hoss Rye Lager, and Stone Brewing's Enjoy By 12.13.13 IPA. Pair one of those with some great food at Dad & Dude's tonight.

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Denver) - Stay tuned folks. Caution Brewing let it slip that they will announce the opening of their West location very soon. Their east location will be open 4-8pm today and they'll have a food truck on site.

Lone Tree Brewing (Lone Tree) - Today's the day. They are tapping 2 beers today. 1st - Stairway to Heaven Triple IPA, and 2nd - Black Mountain Side Coffee Stout. Both are ready and waiting for you in the tap room now.

Black Sky Brewery (Denver) - Today they are tapping their collaboration beer with Strange Brewing called Sweet Potato Green Chili Ale. This sweet and hot ale taps at 3pm. Growlers will be available. Available also at Strange Brewing.

Epic Brewing (Denver) - Today they are tapping a collaboration beer with Strange Brewing Company. They've blended their Big Bad Baptist with Strange's Cherry Kriek to come up with a brew they call "Epically Strange". It taps at 3pm at Epic Brewing only. Then in the future they plan to brew this over at Strange as well and call it Strangely Epic. Get this while it lasts.

Boulder County

Upslope Brewing (Boulder) - Firkin Friday over at the Lee Hill taproom today. At 2pm they'll tap a firkin of Oatmeal Raisin Stout. In addition, they are now filling growlers of Pumpkin Ale just in time for Thanksgiving week. Stock up for the coming week.

Front Range Brewing Co (Lafayette) - Good news and bad news this weekend. Bad news: no more growler fills on their Punkin Ale. If you want a glass from the last keg you should probably drop by soon. Good news: they're going to offer growler fills on the IPA and the IIPA for $12 and $16 respectively from now til Thanksgiving.

Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) - There's a new small batch beer release tonight. Come try the Apple Special Bitter (ASB). It's billed as being a pale ESB aged with honeycrisp apples and tastes smooth, easy drinking and with a subtle tart fruitiness. It measures at 6.3% ABV and 32 IBU.

Crystal Springs Brewing (Louisville) - Teachers! It's Faculty Friday. All teachers get Happy Hour prices with your faculty ID. They are open 4pm to 9pm today at 657 S. Taylor Avenue, Unit E in Louisville, CO.

Sanitas Brewing (Boulder) - Today at 6pm they will be tapping their Holiday release - Sanitas Stocking Ale (8% ABV). This hefty, malty English Stock Ale was brewed with over a pound per barrel of figs. It'll remind you of holiday cookies.

Kettle & Stone Brewing (Boulder) - Their "American Bold Ale" will be released in 22oz bomber bottles today. Available both in the taproom and at North Boulder Liquor and Niwot Liquor.

Oskar Blues (Longmont) - At the Tasty Weasel Taproom today they will be tapping some fresh White Buffalo West Coast IPA. It was kegged today from the first batch made in the Longmont brewery. As fresh as you can get it today.

Northern Colorado

Odell Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Don't forget, this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Odell will be hosting a release party for this year's edition of Friek, an ale made with cherries and raspberries and aged in oak barrels. It'll be on tap plus they will have 750ml bottles available to take home. Look for Friek in stores starting next week.

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - For their special brews this weekend they have several beers to help warm you up including: Killer Boots Caramel Porter on Nitro, a small amount left of Bourbon Angry Banjo Kentucky Common, and Mountain Man, a big 10.5% Imperial Dark Cream Ale. Come live it up this weekend.

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - Want to get warmer? How about a Winter Warmer flight? For $6 you can get a sample flight of all these beers: Abbey (9%), Imperial Stout (10%), Robust Porter (5.8%), and Double Birds IPA (8.5%). Can you feel the warmth yet?

Blown Spoke Hard Cider (Loveland) - Tonight in the tasting room they will be offering FREE samples of MouCo cheeses (several varieties). You might want to pair that with one of their many hard ciders on tap including their Cranberry Ciders. Great with Thanksgiving meals.

Echo Brewing Company (Frederick) - Today they've just tapped a firkin of Nocturnal Black IIPA. This brew has been conditioned with habanero peppers for a bit of heat! Are you bold enough to try one?

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Seems to be a theme today. City Star is also tapping a chili beer today called "Chili The Kid". It's a pale ale infused with Sandia hot chilis. Has a big chili aroma with mild heat. Come warm up.

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - The brewery is releasing one keg of their Holiday Sweet Potato beer today. The official release is this coming Wednesday, but they thought the weather was perfect for this amazing beer. It weighs in at 10% ABV. They roasted 300 pounds of Sweet Potatoes and added them to the mash. In the final minutes of the boil they added some Cinnamon and cloves. It is YUMMY!!!
Joel Kachel in the house tonight starting at 6pm! Food from BEDROCK BBQ.

Southern Front Range

Paradox Beer Co (Woodland Park) - Not one, but four beer releases this week. Look for these on tap and in bottles: "Curious Orange: Hell For Stout", "Figgy Puddin'" (Belgian Strong Ale), "My Old KinTUCKY Common" (Kentucky Common sour mash ale), and "Skully #6" (dry-hopped sour ale). Most of these should be on tap this week and in stores by next week.

Mountains and West

Gore Range Brewery (Edwards) - It's opening day for Vail area ski lifts today and they are celebrating by tapping their new Citra Wheat IPA. Pair that with some great food at the brewery. Maybe even one of their lamb burgers! Stop in and refuel after a long day on the slopes.

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