Monday, December 2, 2013

Colorado Beer News 120213

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Cyber Monday. If you thought Black Friday was wild, then if you shop online today, like millions of Americans will, you'll get some great deals from most online retailers. Shop today and be better guaranteed you'll receive those purchases in time for the holidays. Plus you just might find a great bargain out there too. Even Colorado breweries are offering CyBeer Monday deals. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, December 2nd, 2013. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

[CO Beer Festivals] -- [Beer Dinners] -- [CO Beer Releases]

Metro Denver

Dad and Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - Special offer today only for Cyber Monday. If you take advantage of their "SaveLocal.com" offer, you'll get to spend $25 at Dad & Dudes for just $15. That's a 40% discount to buy just about anything at Dad & Dudes.

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - Their Hemlock Double IPA was released last Wednesday at the brewery and is now available in cans at your local liquor stores. Also, coming up on Wednesday, December 4th is the release of their Maleus Malifcarum Belgian Quad. Plus, each Friday leading up to Christmas they will be tapping one keg of their Peppermint Stout served with crushed candy cane and a peppermint patty! Also, get ready for their New Years Part on December 31st from 8pm to 1am. Tickets are $55/per person which includes: food from Noodles and Company, unlimited beer, champagne toast, and entry into their giveaways. Best dressed (from any decade) wins Beer for a Year. Details at the brewery Facebook page. Tickets available at the brewery.

Denver Beer Co (Denver) - This Thursday, December 5th at the brewery will be a Beer & Chocolate Pairing from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. They will server 5 tasters each paired with two different chocolates - all for $25. The chocolate is being provided by The Chocolate Therapist. Get tickets at the brewery before they sell out. Beers included: "Tis the Saison, Graham Cracker Porter, Imperial Pumpkin, Russian Imperial Stout and a Barleywine.

Hall Brewing Co (Parker) - Coming up this Friday, December 6th is their bottle release of their Deck the Hall Holiday Ale. This festive ale will be available around the metro area in 22oz bottles. Stock up for the holidays.

Prost Brewing (Denver) - How about a 2-fer special?! Today is Buy One Get One Free Growler Fills today. Winter is coming - just ask the Starks - so stock up before the big chill hits this week.

The Old Mill Brewery & Grill (Littleton) - If beer is the social lubricant that makes you want to sing then you're in luck. Every Saturday night from 8:00pm to close at the Old Mill Brewery is Karaoke Night. Get some great drink specials and choose from over 150,000 songs to sing with. (Sorry, they can't let you sing all 150,000 of them in one evening however) - Come check out their newly remodeled bar.

Grist Brewing Co (Highlands Ranch) - Break out that ugly holiday sweater and wear it to their Ugly Sweater Party on Saturday, December 21st. Judging starts at 6pm. The winner will get a $50 Grist gift card. Plus Grist swag/beer for 2nd and 3rd place. Get $1 off their Kolsch and Hefe from 4pm to close.

Hops & Pie (Denver) - For this month's Littlest Big Beer Fest, Hops & Pie are featuring the beers of Perennial Artisan Ales on Saturday, December 7th starting at 12:00pm. There will be 9 different Perennial Artisan Ales beers on tap including: Aria, Hommelbier, Saison de Lis, Peach Berliner Weisse, Heart of Gold, Hereafter, Peach Offering, Barry Rye, and La Boheme Kriek. Perennial beer is distributed through Crooked Stave Artisans. Located at: 3920 Tennyson Street in Denver, CO. Also, one day earlier on Firkin 1st Friday, December 6th at 6pm, Hops & Pie will be tapping a special firkin of Elevation Beer Company's Hoppy Fishing - First Cast IPA dry-hopped with Simcoe, Citra and Cascade Hops. (6.5% ABV & 70 IBUs).

Rock Bottom (Denver) - Wednesday, December 4th (this Wednesday) Rock Bottom taps their annual holiday ale – WINTER TARTAN, a Vanilla Ale. Kyle Clark, home-brewer and 9News Anchor helped their Head Brewer make this beer. The tapping festivities begin with the Montbello Drum Line performing outside of the restaurant at 5:40 pm. They’ll make their way inside and perform before the tapping. They’ll tap this beer at 6 pm and serve a complimentary glass until 6:30 pm. They’ll also be handing out bites from their Winter Tartan menu. A portion of proceeds from the sale of Winter Tartan Ale & the Winter Tartan menu will benefit the Parade of Lights. Rumor has it Major Waddles, the mascot for the Parade of Lights, may make an appearance as well!

Boulder County

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont) - Just for Cyber Monday today - Get 25% off your entire online order when you use the code "MORENITRO". To redeem that code, click the "Edit Cart" option in the upper right before proceeding with payment. This will provide you with the code field. Save big on hats, t-shirts, wearables and posters and more.

Avery Brewers Blitz (Boulder) - Join the folks from Avery Brewing tomorrow, Tuesday, December 3rd starting at 6:30pm for a local pub crawl with $3 Avery drafts at the The West End Tavern (6:30-7:15), Walrus Saloon (7:15-8:00), Boulder Cafe (8:00-8:45), Rio Grande (8:45-9:30), and Sundown Saloon (9:30-10:15). Better bring along a DD for this one.

Upslope Brewing (Boulder) - Snap out of that tryptophan daze from all that turkey you ate and go shopping online at the Upslope online store. Get 20% off everything in the store today for Cyber Monday. All order of $50 or more will get FREE shipping. Cyber Monday is finally a reason to appear focused on your computer screen at work today.

Kettle & Stone Brewing Co (Boulder) - For Cyber Monday, it's not online, but if you stop in today you'll get $1.50 off all pints all day long - every Monday!

Northern Colorado

Patrick's Irish Pub (Greeley) - Stop in for a glass of Loveland Aleworks' Imperial Stout or their Tripel at Patrick's Irish Pub tonight and you get to keep the glass. (While supplies last) - Around 30+ beers on tap. Also get 20 oz craft beers for the same price as 14 oz on Mondays.

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - The brewery holiday tree is up again this year and they are offering a FREE BEER to anyone who brings in a haggard/funny ornament for their tree. The ornament has to be funny/ugly or unusual and be approved by the BBB staff. Bring it in and show it to your server or bar tender. Show some comedic effort in your ornament like their classic Lederhosen Unicorn ornament.

Equinox Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Space Ghost Fans - their Space Ghost IPA is now back on tap. This is one of their most popular beers and it usually doesn't last long. Claim your pint before it's gone.

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Starting this week, they are returning to their Winter business hours. They will now close at 9:00pm on Friday and Saturday instead of 10pm. Just so ya know - plan accordingly.

Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing (Ft. Collins) - It's coming to town tomorrow! Enjoy Jingle Ale, Black Powder Barley Wine, and Scrumpy Cider for $2.50 all day tomorrow! $5.00 special appetizer menu from 5-9 pm. Don’t forget about Santa, he will be there from 5:30-7:30 pm and the Fort Collins Pipe Band will be entertaining from 6:30-8 pm! It’s not the Christmas season until you've had a CooperSmith’s 2013 edition of Jingle Ale!

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - It's FREE BEER Monday at City Star! They'll give you 1 free 12-16oz beer for every 64oz growler you purchase today. Taproom is open 2-9pm. Get your growlers filled for the week!

Wild Cider (Firestone) - Get to know hard cider at at Wild Cider tasting set for Friday, December 6th at Tap and Handle in Fort Collins from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. They will be serving three types of Wild Cider including: Beery, Pineapple and Spiced Apple Pie. A great alternative to craft beer and made here in Colorado. Tap and Handle is located at: 307 S. College Avenue in Fort Collins, CO.

Southern Front Range

Pikes Peak Brewing (Monument) - Grab your tickets now for the New Year's Eve Speakeasy party at Pikes Peak Brewing Company. For $65 a person, you'll receive entry into this 20's-style speakeasy, 2 drinks, a champagne toast, tasty bites, live music and 20's Entertainment, plus a ride home if needed. Ticket info at www.pikespeakbrewing.com. Tickets will sell out fast so don't wait too long. Also, now on tap is their annually brewed beer "AdAmAn Holiday Ale" - a spiced ale made with cinnamon, orange peel, ginger and local honey.

Mountains and West

Crazy Mountain Brewery (Edwards) - [PRESS RELEASE] On Friday, December 6th, Crazy Mountain Brewing Company will host a winter beer and cheese pairing at our tasting room. We will pair 5 artisanal cheeses with 5 Crazy Mountain beers, including our winter seasonal styles. There will be Shepherd’s Halp Sheep’s Milk Cheese from Fruition Farms in Larkspur, CO; Cabra Blanca Goat’s Milk Cheese from Avalanche Cheese Co. in Basalt, CO; Penta Crème Blu Cow’s Milk Cheese from Carr Valley, WI; Tea Hive Ceddar from Beehive Cheese Co. in Utah, and Marieke Golden Aged Gouda from Holland Family Cheese in Wisconsin. The beers will be Hookiebobb India Pale Ale, Snowcat Coffee Stout, Old Soul Strong Belgian Golden Ale, Crazy Mountain Amber Ale, and Bridge Street Holiday Ale. Tickets must be purchased in advance from Crazy Mountain’s tasting room in Edwards or by credit card over the phone at 970-926-3009. They are $15 per person. The event runs from 5-7pm, so ticketholders may stop by during that time frame to enjoy a self-guided beer and cheese pairing. Space is limited, so this event will sell out. Crazy Mountain is also welcoming famed travel and landscape photographer Joseph Roybal to the tasting room on Friday evening. His photography will be on display and you can meet Joseph and review his portfolio starting at 5:00pm. He will give a talk about his photography experiences all over the world and have a Q&A session starting at 6:00pm where guests can ask him photography questions about lighting, scouting, technique and more. This photography presentation is complimentary to attend and does not require advance reservations. Sit back, relax, and enjoy some beer and cheese while you listen to a talk from a professional photographer. For more information about the beer and cheese pairing or the photography talk, please visit our website or call 970-926-3009.

Aspen Brewing Co (Aspen) - Cyber Monday special at their Aspen tasting room only - Get a Free Koozie with a six pack purchase. Also, pints are at Happy Hour prices all day long. Great for apres ski.

Ska Brewing Co (Durango) - Cyber Monday online sale! Get a FREE Ska Brewing Dancer/Logo pint glass with all online purchases of $20 or more today. Get the goods for your friends and yourself too - why not! Visit: skaswag.myshopify.com.

Carver Brewing (Durango) - Carver Brewing, the 2nd oldest brew pub in Colorado is celebrating it's 25th anniversary of brewing the first week of December. To commemorate the event, the brew pub is throwing a week-long celebration with nostalgic food and a special release Anniversary Amber Ale. Head Brewer Jeff Albarella collaborated with Carver's owner and original brewer Bill Carver on the brew. The recipe is a modern take on a craft beer classic: a Cascade single-hopped Amber Ale. The Anniversary Amber will be sold at $2.50/pint until it's gone (that was the price of Carvers beers when they first opened the taps back in 1988)!

Gunnison Brewery (Gunnison) - It may not always be sunny in Gunny, but today you can get a plate of nachos and a pitcher of their beer for $15. Come thirsty.
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