Monday, December 23, 2013

Colorado Beer News 122313

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Festivus Appreciation Day. This is an alternative holiday for those who don't wish to celebrate the other major holidays of the season. As they say, it's "Festivus for the Rest of Us". What started out as a skit on the TV show Seinfeld has become a holiday for those who are not in the mood to celebrate anything else. There is a Festivus pole, and the practice of "Airing of Grievances" and competing in "Feats of Strength". And you can always label any easily explainable event as "Festivus Miracles". So even if you do celebrate other holidays - you can always celebrate Festivus today as you wish. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, December 23rd, 2013. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

Stay safe this holiday and for New Year's Eve. If you plan to celebrate with craft beer or other holiday cheer - please be sure to use a sober designated driver. Happy Holidays!

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Metro Denver

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - For the holiday week, they've got a good selection of craft beer on tap today including: Fathom Amber Ale, DANK IPA (also in liquor stores) Dirty Chai Milk Stout, Shot in the Dark Belgian Barleywine, Spiced Rum Barrel Sour Oatmeal Stout, Sleep When You're Dead Coffee Stout, and Owen Meany Dink IPA. They will be closed December 24th and 25th so stop in today.

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - The brewery will have normal hours today and will be open from 11am to 4pm on Christmas Eve. They are tapping a firkin of their IPA with Liliquoi juice (passion fruit) and calling it "Hawaiian Christmas". Closed Christmas Day.

Castle Rock Homebrew Supply (Castle Rock) - In need of some last minute homebrew supplies before Christmas? They will be open on Christmas Eve day from 10am to about 2pm. Have fun homebrewing over the holidays!

TRVE Brewing (Denver) - While most places will be closed on Christmas Day, TRVE Brewing will be open and have standard hours from 4pm to 11pm. In their annual tradition, they will be watching the movie Die Hard in the taproom. Join in once all of your presents are opened.

Dry Dock Brewing (Aurora) - If you need a break from last minute shopping, stop in to Dry Dock. They will be playing a marathon all day showing of "A Christmas Story" movie on their big 120" screen in the barrel room.

Black Shirt Brewing (Denver) - In a holiday surprise, they will be open today on a Monday starting at 5pm. A Taste of the Philippines food truck will also be on site serving lumpias. Pair that with a big lineup of Red Ales they'll have on tap.

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - The brewery is open today from 12pm to 10pm, tomorrow from 12pm to at least 8pm, and closed Wednesday. Butter Pecan Brown is still available for Growler fills, but it will be gone today. Coffee Porter and Vanilla Porter are available and available for growler fills. Double IPA will be tapped around 5pm today! Growler fills are available for it as well. 14 beers on tap! Come on down to Historic Olde Town Arvada. Check out the scan below for this week's lineup.
Arvada Beer Company taplist

Bull & Bush Brewery (Denver) - Looking for a New Year's Eve destination? Stop in at Bull & Bush. They will have Torpedo Vegas playing Live starting at 9:30pm. Also available: Carney Snacks, Champagne Toast, Party Favors, but please - NO Twerking!

Boulder County

Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) - The tasting room will be closed this week from Monday (23rd) through the 25th and be back open on Thursday with regular hours. Happy Holidays.

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont) - The Three Wise Men (Eric Wallace, Joe Schiraldi and Bubba Love) will be in attendance this evening leading the Tasting Room in Christmas Carols between 5:00pm - 8:00pm. Please join in to sing along, or just to enjoy the music!

Northern Colorado

Equinox Brewing (Ft. Collins) - For the 12th and last day of beer (tappings), Equinox will tap a firkin of Andes Mint Chocolate Stout today. Mmmm! What a way to kick off the holiday week.

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Celebrate a snowy Monday with a winter warmer - Big Shot Seasonal Ale. Their tasting room will be open today from 12pm to 7pm.

The Mayor of Old Town (Ft. Collins) - Santa stopped by early and delivered a keg of Russian River's Pliny the Elder which is on tap now. Plus, tomorrow (12/24) they will tap a keg of Russian River Supplication, one of the Mayor's Beer of the Year nominees.

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - It's back! Today marks the release of Window Maker, a Russian Imperial Stout. This brew packs a punch at 11.25% ABV. They will be open from 2pm to 9pm today and tomorrow, but closed on Christmas Day.

Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Are you going to be in Old Town on Christmas Eve Day? Coopersmith's will have their Pubside open in Tuesday from 11am to 4pm. Stop in for some food and hand crafted beer.

Southern Front Range

Bristol Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Happy Winter! Celebrate with $3 pints from 3pm to 7pm today. They've got plenty of holiday beer on tap including Bristol's Christmas Ale and the popular Winter Warlock.

Trinity Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Get ready for their Christmas Eve tradition. Trinity will be selling tickets for their Cherry Awaken Stout tomorrow at noon. The beer will be tapped at 1:00pm sharp! Just 200 tickets will be available so if you want some of this 2013 batch you'd better get in line early.

Colorado Mountain Brewery (Colorado Springs) - It's the last day for their Ugly Christmas Sweater weekend at CMB! Come into either location today in your ugliest Christmas sweater and get a 16oz house beer FREE!

Mountains and West

Kannah Creek Brewing Co (Grand Junction) - The brewery will be tapping Lizette's 2nd place firkin idea today at 5pm. Stop in for a taste of Coconut Almond Chocolate Stout.

WinterWondergrass Festival (Avon) - A limited number of VIP tickets are on-sale for this February 21-23, 2014 music and beer event! The VIP ticket includes the custom mug and beer tastings, access to a side stage viewing area, heated tent, free beer from 3-7 each day a custom laminate and many more perks! Tomorrow (December 24th) is the last day of advanced sales.. are you a VIP?


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