Monday, January 13, 2014

Colorado Beer News 011314

Colorado Beer NewsWhat a weekend it was. The Broncos won, the Big Beers Festival took place and lots of craft beer was consumed. How did you stand up? It's the start of a new week and with it brings even more beer releases, brewery events, beer & food pairings & dinner, and more Colorado Beer News all on one single summarized page. What are you going to drink this week? Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, January 13th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Breckenridge Brewery (Denver) - This Thursday, January 16th over at The Irish Rover Pub 54 on South Broadway in Denver, Breckenridge will be holding a "Ophelia Kick Off" celebration and Happy Hour. What is "Ophelia"? It's Breck's new Hoppy Wheat Ale and it's making a debut this week from 4-7pm at The Irish Rover. There will be complimentary Ophelia pints and appetizers. Come taste this aggressive new wheat beer that's highly drinkable.

Lowry Beer Garden (Denver) - Did you know that Lowry Beer Garden hosts two different Happy Hours each day Monday through Friday? On select drafts, bottles, wines & cocktails you can get happy hour prices from 3-6pm and from 10pm to 12am. Stop in and see what's on special each day.

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - Tomorrow, (Tues. Jan. 14th) marks the bottle release of their "Nightmare on Brett" at 5pm. This batch was aged in Leopold Bros whiskey barrels. Word on limits will be announced soon. Also, they will tap their last keg of Hop Savant Galaxy that day as well.

Parry's Pizza (Greenwood Village) - Saturday, January 25th is going to be a "Bring on the Younger" event at Parry's Pizza in Greenwood Village. They’re going to pack the house for this tapping of Pliny the Elder, take some pics, and send ‘em over to Russian River Brewing Company. Maybe they’ll deem Parry's worthy of the highly sought after, #PlinyTheYounger once they see how thirsty our customers are for the really good stuff. Help them convince RR to ship them some Pliny the Younger by showing up!

Cannonball Creek Brewing Co (Golden) - The brewery is celebrating their 1st anniversary this Saturday, January 18th. There will be multiple specialty tappings from noon to 10pm including a brand new anniversary beer, a new collaboration ale with the Colorado School of Mines Homebrew Club, and many single keg specialty beer releases. Plus, live music from Modern Whiskey Market & The Lookout Mountain Boys. The party runs until 11pm. Food provided all day and night by Quiero Arepas and Basic Kneads Pizza.

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Today they have 10 beers on tap. You can also get rood from 11 different restaurants delivered to your table too. Happy hour later today from 4pm to 7pm where you'll get $1 off pints and snifters.

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Denver) - Even though their West location has been open for a while, they will be hosting the Grand Opening at the Wet location this Saturday, January 18th from noon to 10pm. They plan to have lots of beer specials, a food truck and live entertainment all day. Go Party with Caution!

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Denver) - Today will be the last Monday that they will be closed. Beginning next week, Jagged Mountain will be open every day of the week! They will also be releasing some of their small batch Genghis Khan next Monday - a big 13.5% Russian Imperial Stout. It made an appearance in Vail last weekend, and will not be around for long so plan ahead!

De Steeg Brewing (Denver) - Coming up on Saturday, February 1st, De Steeg Brewing will be celebrating their 1st Year Anniversary all day long. They will be releasing 4 new beers that day just for the occasion (all new beers TBA soon). Be there!

Grist Brewing Co (Highlands Ranch) - Coming up this Wednesday, January 15th, they will be re-releasing their new and improved Niobrara Stout. It's billed as being rich, dark, and roasty. This beer will be available on both CO2 and nitro taps. Then on Friday (Jan 17th), their funky Giant Rabbit Belgian Specialty Ale will be tapped. Cheers!

TRVE Brewing (Denver) - The brewery is excited to announce that they will be tapping their new brew "DeciBREW", a Weizenbock, this Friday at 7:06pm. This beer is the official beer of Decibel Magazine and is being billed as being "pure evil", but in a good way.

Yak & Yeti (Arvada) - Every Wednesday since Christmas, Yak & Yeti has been releasing a new Porter Series beer. Upcoming releases include: Jan 15th: Molasses Porter, Jan 22nd: Orange Chocolate Porter, Jan 29th: Coffee Porter, Feb 5th: Toasted Coconut Porter, and Feb 12th: Honey Porter. If they happen to have left overs then they will do some repeats later on. These porters tap at 4pm each Wednesday.

Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew (Denver) - Their taproom is open from 2pm to 10pm today and featuring a special for $1 off pints to celebrate the end of Monday.

Brewery Rickoli (Wheat Ridge) - The brewery now has 17 beers on tap including their ChiliIPA! They are also featuring Wasa Pwitchu Porter on cask. Stop in an taste the variety.

Boulder County

Barley's Angels (Boulder Event) - [PRESS RELEASE] Barley’s Angels, International Women’s Craft Beer Organization, Founds Colorado Chapter. Sets First Boulder Event for January 29th at Sanitas Brewing Company. Colorado’s women beer enthusiasts have a new reason to rejoice! Barley’s Angels, the international organization for women who enjoy craft beer, is opening a new chapter in Colorado. The chapter will be a roving chapter, visiting new taprooms along the Front Range each month. Meetings in Boulder are typically scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7pm and tickets are available at Kickoff meeting details are as follows: The first Boulder meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 29th at Sanitas Brewing Company, 3550 Frontier Ave. Unit A in Boulder. At this meeting, Cheese educator John Scaggs of Haystack Mountain Goat Cheese will lead a beer pairing class featuring Sanitas beers. The class features a set of four tasters that will he will pair with the cheese. For questions about upcoming meetings or the chapter, members of the public can visit or email

The Pumphouse Brewery (Longmont) - From now through February 21st, the brewery is hosting a Guest Loyalty Raffle. Visit the brewpub daily for your chances to enter the raffle. On Monday, March 10th there will be a live Raffle Drawing with $1 Pumphouse beers, Food Specials and 25% of your total bill will be given back to their staff. What is the raffle going to give out? 1) A $300 Pumphouse Gift Card, 2) a Breckenridge 3-Night Get-Away, 3) A Final Four Viewing Party with $250 tab, 4) Beer For A Year - 1 free pint a week for 52 weeks, 5) Colorado Rockies Club Level Tickets vs the Dodgers July 3rd w/fireworks shows, plus several more great prizes.

Mountain Sun Breweries (Boulder & Denver) - The Mountain Sun family of pubs and breweries is expanding to Longmont in the late Spring / early Summer timeframe. No word on what the new venture will be called or where it will be located or whether it will include a new brewery. Stay tuned for details.

Sanitas Brewing (Boulder) - This Saturday Sanitas Brewing is hosting their second Boulder Food Truck Event, The Boulder Food Truck Chili Cook-Off. Tickets are $20 and include chili and cornbread samples from 5 local food trucks, two Sanitas Brewing Company beers, live music from Moonshiner, and plenty of fun.

Kettle & Stone Brewing Co (Boulder) - For this Monday, K&S is offering up $1.50 off all pints today. A good way to celebrate a hard fought Broncos win from yesterday.

Northern Colorado

Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - A bevy of new beers are about to be released this month at the Fort Collins Brewery and it's built-in restaurant Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern. Today (Jan. 13th), they're releasing GuI.P.A, a Cascadian Black Ale that bursts with distinctive aromas of grapefruit, lemon, tropical fruits and pine and was brewed with 5 pounds of hops per barrel and then double dry-hopped. Then on Tuesday (Jan 14th) they will tap a special Southern English Brown Porter called Jackie Brown Porter (on nitro tap). This brew should appeal to the chocolate lover and has hints of caramel as well. Available only at Gravity 1020. Then on Monday, January 27th, they will release "Flying Circus" English Mild, a brew with a toasted malt sweetness with hints of molasses, coffee and black tea.

Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) - Mondays are bad enough, so that's why Crabtree designates Mondays at $3 Pint Day. Best deal around on a Monday in Greeley. Also, this Friday will bring live music to the taproom with "Ben Pu" along with a food truck and plenty of beer on tap. The Treehouse Homebrew Club will be meeting at Crabtree's tonight at 7pm. If you have an interest in homebrewing feel free to join in.

Tap and Handle (Ft. Collins) - Stop in tonight (Jan. 13th) for Firestone Walker Pint Night at 6pm. Order a Firestone Walker beer, buy it and you get to keep the glass (while supply lasts).

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - For Monday, get $2 off all growler fills and $1 off growlette fills all day long (until 10pm).

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - What makes Monday better? How about FREE BEER MONDAY! Get 1 FREE City Star beer for every 64oz growler fill you buy all day today.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Tickets to their Valentines Dinner (February 14th @ 6:30pm) are selling fast. They are coming up on a month away and 1/3rd of the tickets are already sold. This is definitely one of their favorite annual events. To buy tickets, visit their events tab on Facebook for the link. Cost is $70 per couple and will feature the new beer "The Bleeding Heart", a raspberry porter and several others.

Wiley Roots Brewing (Greeley) - Starting this Wednesday, Jan. 15th, Wiley will be starting up their new winter hours and will also be tapping their new Sweet Sassy Molassey at 3pm. There will also be wings available from Wing Shack starting at 5:30pm and live jazz music from 7-10pm. Wednesday also kicks off their month long Celebration of Dark Beer, tapping a limited special release Russian Imperial Stout at 6:30pm. They will also be tapping a small batch Extra Pale Ale at 6:30pm. New hours: Wed-Fri 3pm to 11pm, Sat 2pm to 11pm, Sun 2pm to 8pm, closed Mondays & Tuesdays.

Patrick's Irish Pub (Greeley) - New beers on tap: Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break (imperial stout), Funkwerks Bourbon Barrel Aged Quad, Black Bottle Brewery Carlos American Brown, Wiley Roots Super 77 Wheat, and Crabtree Brewing Gooseberry Saison. Plus, Fox Barrel Cider Pacific Pear. Also starting today is their Monday "Keep the Glass Night" promo. Purchase a glass of the Fax Barrel Cider and keep the glass! (While supplies last)

Southern Front Range

Paradox Beer Co (Woodland Park) - In case you didn't notice last week, the brewery now has new Winter Business Hours. They are now open: Thurs 4pm to 7pm, Fri 4pm to 8pm, Sat 12pm to 8pm, and Sun 12pm to 5pm. Closing time is always flexible depending on Scarb's discretion.


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