Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Colorado Beer News 011414

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Ratification Day. This is the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Paris on this day in 1784 which marked the end of the American Revolution. This established the United States of America as a sovereign entity via the Declaration of Independence. If that treaty had never been signed, the US would still be a part of Britain. So raise a glass today to the good old USA. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, January 14th, 2014. 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

Stem Ciders (Denver) - As you may know from their Grand Opening Weekend, Stem Ciders is very passionate about their Bluegrass music. So, in addition to hosting regular bluegrass bands, they decided to host a bluegrass jam every Thursday at 7:00pm. Please join them this Thursday for a glass of Banjo hard cider and the first Stem Ciders Bluegrass Jam. Also, Stem Ciders is currently looking for Tap Room staff. So, if you are a super neat person and are interested in working at Stem Ciders, shoot them an email at heyyouguys[at]stemciders.com.

Prost Brewing (Denver) - Prost Brewing now offers the opportunity to bite down into another German brew pub tradition by bringing you specialty brats n’ dogs from Prost Brewing’s friends at Dog Town Concessions available every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday! German beer and brats - what could be better!

Copper Kettle Brewing (Denver) - Continuing in their series of "New Year's Resolution" cask themes, Copper Kettle will be tapping a cask of "No Bitterness Ale" on Wednesday, January 15th. This is a mild ale made with all finishing hops, for an ultra low IBU (bitterness) rating. In other news, BrewDogs of Colorado is partnering with Copper Kettle Brewing by hosting a "puppy love" donation night to Mountain Pet Rescue on February 4th. Each book sold or bundle (The Original and Book II) that night will have monies of $5-15.00 donated to Mountain Pet Rescue and $1.00 per pint that is sold all day will also be donated by the brewery! Copper Kettle Brewing just rescued a dog from Mountain Pet Rescue and have added Charlie, their new rescue BrewDog to their special edition books as their cover photo along with their BrewCat Hank the Tank.

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - Today is EPIC $2 Tuesday. Get $2 drafts, wells, wines, pizza slices!! Epic brews on tap today: Hefeweizen German Wheat Ale, Model Citizen Blonde, Liquid Resume Pale Ale, DANK IPA, Muffin Top IPA, and Sweet Sassy Molassy!! It's gonna be an epic day! (Does not refer to Epic Brewing the brewery.)

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Denver) - They are closed today, but starting tomorrow, January 15th, they will be open 7 Days a Week! The small batch beer they will be releasing on their first Tuesday (January 21st) will be Dreamweaver, a big 9.5% ABV Double IPA.

World of Beer (Cherry Creek) - Pucker up! Sour Night is this Saturday, Jan. 18 from open to close! There will be 20 sour beers available to you from 12:00p.m. - 2:00 a.m. and the list is on their Facebook page! Sours can be purchased by the glass, but for $50 ($60 day-of) you can get unlimited 4oz samples! Heartburn is no excuse because they will have an ample amount of Tums to keep you satisfied. Get your tickets at our bar anytime this week!

Boulder County

Boulder Food Truck Chili Cook-OffSanitas Brewing Co (Boulder) - Boulder’s Sanitas Brewing Company is hard at work preparing for the second event in their series of local food truck competitions. This cook-off will highlight five local food trucks (Heirloom, McDevitt Taco Supply, Bumper Crop, Cheese Louise, and Verde) that have been challenged to create their most unique and delicious chili(s). Event attendees can sample everyone’s offerings, ranging from mild to spicy and vegan to meat lover, and then vote for their favorite chili. Cans of Sanitas Brewing Company’s Saison and Black IPA are included with admission and bluegrass group Moonshiner will be providing the tunes for this family friendly event. Tickets can be purchased at Sanitas Brewing Company’s Tap Room. The majority of the event will be hosted inside, away from the cold, with additional dishes from each truck available in the brewery parking lot.

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - Trivia Tuesday is tonight at Odd13 Brewing. It's always a blast and the winning team gets 6 free pint cards. Tomorrow, January 15th, they'll tap one of their small batches so if you can't make it tonight make sure to swing by tomorrow. Bumper Crop is the food truck tonight so come hungry (and thirsty too).

Fate Brewing Co (Boulder) - Today the brewery just re-tapped their Eisbock (12% ABV) and also their Winter Wit (4.4%). Both are back for a very limited time. Stop by and grab one while ya still can.

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont) - 2014 is already shaping up to be a big event filled year for Left Hand Brewing. They just released their line-up of High Five events for this year. Hops & Handrails - March 29th, Culture Jam - June 21st, Leftapalooza - August 2nd, Longmont Oktoberfest - September 26-27, and NitroFest - November 15th. More details coming soon - watch the beer fest calendar as more months are added.

J Wells Brewery (Boulder) - Stop in today and try their "Niad", a nutty brown ale. It has the taste of roasted hazelnuts.

Twisted Pine Brewery (Boulder) - Tuesdays bring Open Mic Night to Twisted Pine. Come perform. Sign-ups are at 5:30pm and the event runs from 6pm to 8pm. The sign-up list fills up quick these days so come early. Hosted by Jim Herlihy.

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - Making beer is considered an art. And beer can also inspire art in many ways. Avery Brewing recently had an artist, Julia Dordoni, come into their barrel room and do a painting with all of their barrels. She is the subject of the Picture of the Day. (Image from Avery Brewing Facebook page).

Northern Colorado

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - Have you heard of Funkwerks' Bottle Club? Stop in and pick up a club card. Every time you buy a bottle at Funkwerks you'll get your card stamped. Buy 11 and get the 12th free. And today is Double Stamp Tuesday. Buy 1 bottle and get 2 stamps on your card. Stock up!

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - Hey trivia geeks! Grab a team and head down to Crabtree's tonight for Tuesday Night Trivia. The fun starts at 7pm.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - This Saturday, January 18th at 2pm join Grimm Brothers and sample up to 15 different homemade chili recipes. Vote for your favorites. A $12 entry gets you access to all the chili plus a beer. You can always just try chili for $8. This chili event benefits House of Neighborly Services. If you're lucky, the winning chefs might just share their recipes.

Pateros Creek Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Tuesdays means growler fill specials! Today, bring in one a PCBC growler and get any beer filled in it for just $7.

Southern Front Range

Rock Bottom Brewery (Colorado Springs) - Today Rock Bottom is tapping their Gold Medal winning "Moonlight Porter" starting at 6:00pm. There will be a special on it from 6-6:30pm too.

Trinity Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Trinity is bringing back the Human Power special. If you ride a bike, walk, job, run or get there without using any electricity or gas then simply tell your server you used human power to get there and you'll get 10% off your bill. No cheating! They will know.

Colorado Mountain Brewery (Colorado Springs) - Join in tonight for Free live trivia at their CMB Interquest location. Trivia start at 6pm sharp. They'll have drink specials and prizes for ALL trivia players.

2nd annual Firkin FestHigh Hops Brewery (Windsor) - Coming up next month on Valentine's Day (February 14th) it's the "2nd Annual Firkin Fest" at High Hops. There will be 16 firkins on tap for one day only. They will feature some returning classic favorites including Habanero Honey and Lemon Ginger Honey beers. Plus, there will be a special Valentine's Day release of their Diamana Beer, a beer brewed with the Diamana herb which is a Mayan aphrodisiac! The event will also include food from Bedrock BBQ (5pm) and live music by Luxa from 6-8pm. The event runs all day.

Mountains and West

Crazy Mountain Brewing (Edwards) - Announcing the new Pitcher & Crazy Wagon Food Truck meal deals - three tiers of specials that cater to any level of hunger. SNACK TIME: $11 gets you a pitcher of one of their year round beers and your choice of hop fries OR chips & guacamole. GRUB TIME: $15 gets you a pitcher of a year round beer and one entree from the regular menu. DATE TIME: $20 gets you a pitcher of a year round beer and two entrees. Crazy Wagon Food Truck is open Tuesday thru Saturday, Noon to 8:00pm.

Pagosa Brewing Co (Pagosa Springs) - Good news chili beer fans - their Chili Verde Cerveza, a national and state champion beer, is now back on tap. It's also available for take-home in growlers and squealers.

Pug Ryan's Steakhouse & Brewery (Dillon) - Mark your calendars - the next Krystal 93 Apres Ski Party is set for Wednesday night, January 22nd at Pug Ryan's. There are always a ton of giveaways to be won, plus you will be entered for a chance to win some awesome custom skis.

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