Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Colorado Beer News 011514

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Humanitarian Day. This day is one of the three "Emancipation Days of Respect" made in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr whose birthday is also today. Today you are encouraged to wear white today and promote unity, respect and remembrance. Also consider donating to a charitable or philanthropic institution that promotes humanitarian causes. Cheers to that! Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, January 15th, 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
Diebolt Brewing Co (Denver) - Today the brewers are kegging up their newest batch - Biere de Garde. This beer will be available on tap this Friday, January 17th. Thirsty yet? Visit them at 3855 Mariposa Street in Denver, CO.

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Denver/Lakewood) - The brewery is officially announcing their Grand Opening celebration at their new West location for this Saturday, January 18th from 12pm to 10pm. There will be Door Prizes including swag and beer. Also, Karaoke, food trucks, and a ribbon cutting ceremony by Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy. Also, the Colorado Craft Beer Radio show will be doing a live broadcast there from 12pm to 2pm. Get ready to party with CAUTION. West location is at: 1057 S. Wadsworth #60 in Lakewood, CO.

Parry's Pizza (Castle Rock) - Just because the holiday's are over isn't reason enough to put away those ugly sweaters just yet. Parry's in Castle Rock is going to how one last Ugly Sweaters and Barrel Aged Beer event this Friday, January 17th at 5:30pm. You MUST be wearing your ugliest sweater to gain access to their barrel aged beers on tap. The list includes: Bourbon County Stout (Goose Island), I Am The Eggman (Boulder Beer), Big Bad Baptist (Epic Brewing), Breakfast Stout (Backcountry Brewery), Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout (Anderson Valley), Black and Gold (Renegade Brewing) and Barrel Aged Avarice (River North). This is at the Parry's Pizza Castle Rock location only - 5650 Allen Way - Castle Rock, CO. Always 40 craft beers on tap!


Copper Kettle Brewing (Denver) - It's ‪Firkin Wednesday‬ with January being New Year's Resolutions cask month in hopes of checking off those resolutions you made this year. "No Bitterness" Ale is on today, using all finishing hops, adding little to no score for the IBU (international bitterness rating). Not to be confused, this beer still tastes hoppy, just ultra low in IBU rating. Come out and see what a virtually zero IBU rating beer tastes like. CKrepes (food truck) will be out today at 4:30pm.

Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub (Arvada) - The tap list for today has been posted. New beers include the Yak's Russian Imperial Stout (R.I.S) and also the Molasses Porter, part of their weekly Porter series. 11 beers on tap today in total including: Namaste Pilsner, Himalayan IPA, Chai Milk Stout, Jalapeno Lena, GF Apple Ale, West Coast Glutton DIPA, Rye Ask Rye IPA, Sherpa Porter, and Bill Kazmaier Golden Strong, plus their Honey Ginger soda.

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Denver) - Make your Wednesday even happier by coming to Jagged Mountain today to enjoy the now-tapped, 13.0% First Descent Old Ale - which was included as one of Westword's top beers in Colorado in 2013! First Descent has a deep amber color and very full body. Aromas include intense rich caramel with a vanilla oak character. The caramel flavors carry through on the palate, as well as an apple-like fruitiness from the yeast. The warming finish barely hints at the hops balancing the huge malt character.

Golden City Brewery (Golden) - Some new construction. Gas lines are going in today, for their new outdoor Fire Bar (tm). It's not a fire pit, not a fire place, it's a bar with a raised area for a gas fed fire. It will keep you warm without heating your beer! Look for its completion soon.

Boulder County

West Flanders Brewing (Boulder) - [News Release] This week's Single Keg Series beer at West Flanders is a unique "AFC Champion Style Ale" they call Brett on the Broncos. It's their Obfuscation Trippel blended with a special batch of Angry Monk Belgian-style golden ale that was fermented with a Brettanomyces yeast from Belgium's famed Lambic region. This bold, foretelling beer was also dry-hopped with locally grown Cascade hops (from Oelsner Hop Farm in Niwot, CO) for an extra bite on its finale. Like the Denver Broncos offense, it's a winning, gloriously golden wonder deep with unstoppable flavors and wild and thrilling excitement. (Sorry Peyton, this is no light beer.) This brew taps on Thursday, January 16th at 5pm.

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - Starting at 4pm today, Boulder Beer will be tapping a Vanilla Amber that was aged in 3rd use bourbon barrel. It's called "Milli Vanilli".

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont) - Bottle availability report: Warrior IPA 22oz bottles are now on sale for $6 in the Tasting Room, to be enjoyed on site or at home! Just don't try to get into a staring contest with Lady Warrior on the label - she's too good.

Upslope Brewing Co (Boulder) - At their Flatiron Park location today they have a Milk Stout on a nitro tap available today. Come wet your whistle and enjoy the creaminess.

The Very Nice Brewing Co (Nederland) - This Friday night, January 17th, Very Nice Brewing will be tapping a new beer. It's called "The Petrichor", an ESB (Extra Special Bitter). The name Petrichor means "the distinctive scent which accompanies the first rain after a long warm dry spell".

Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) - Tonight they'll tap a barrel aged version of "Positively the Berries", a strong ale with raspberry and rose petals (8.8% ABV, 2 months in a 2nd use gin barrel). This was brewed back in fall as a collaboration with The Catamounts, inspired by their show. Stay tuned for another collab with these Cats coming soon.

Fate Brewing Co (Boulder) - Today at 3:00pm, Fate will tap a cask of Moirai IPA Double Dry Hopped w/ Simcoe and Amarillo Hops. It's $3 a pint all night - so it will go fast.

Northern Colorado

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - It's official, their Rustic Red - Irish Style Red Ale is now available in 16oz cans! They spent all morning today getting the first batch canned and ready to ship out. They'll be delivering them soon, but ask your local liquor store when they'll be available!

Wiley Roots Brewing Co (Greeley) - Today they are introducing the three beers going on tap tonight! Come join us for new brews, live music, and wings from Wing Shack! 1) Extra Pale Ale 6.5% ABV. This limited release small batch beer is light and fruity, brewed with American and New Zealand citrus hops. This beer's hop flavor and aroma come only from a VERY LARGE whirlpool hop addition. 2) Russian Lullaby, Russian Imperial Stout 10.3% ABV. Kicking off their Celebration of Dark Beer, this intensely roasty, robust stout has chocolate and coffee notes. Its velvety mouthfeel will knock you out. And 3) Sweet Sassy Molassey, India Brown Ale 6.8% ABV. A unique cross between an American brown and an American India Pale Ale, finished with blackstrap molasses from their neighbors at Syntax Spirits Distillery. Originally released as a small batch this past November, Sweet Sassy Molassey will be available for growler fills and 20oz pours (for those who have completed the Wiley Roots Mug Club). Tappings start at 6:30pm.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Their Traveling Growler special continues today. Get $2 off on growler sales and for an added bonus come in with an empty growler from a brewery in Fort Collins and you will be entered to a drawing for a free pint.

The Forge Publick House (Ft. Collins) - If you'd like to try 3 different beers from Odyssey Beerwerks from Arvada, then stop by this Thursday night at The Forge from 6pm to 8pm. They'll be pouring Odyssey's Don't Pout Holiday Stout, Sic 'em IPA, and Clan Warrior Scotch Ale. All for $3 a pint!

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Today is a special day at BBB. It's "Half Off Growler Fills Day"! They've also added Sunday to the mix. Come by Sunday for the game, specials and half off growler fills. Get this deal every Wednesday and Sunday.

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - Tonight come in and enjoy an All Colorado Ale brewed by Noel "Firkin King" Bennett. Malt grown by Kyle Rovnak in Longmont, Hops grown by High Hops, and yeast propagated by Amanda Weakland. Only 5 gallons of this brew, and it'll be tapped at 5pm.

Southern Front Range

Smiling Toad Brewery (Colorado Springs) - Their ESB is back on tap. It's described as being malty with a hint of hops. This beer pleases most ale lovers. At 5.5% it will warm up a cold Colorado night. Appearing with Willy Porter, Frozen Blonde, IPA Freely, Strong Belgian, and always the Bella Lavender. It is also T-Shirt Day today (Jan 15th). Any person wearing one of their shirts receives a dollar off all pints and growlers.

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Today and every Wednesday you can get $1 off all growler jug fills between 3pm - 7pm. Fill 'er up!

Mountains and West

Ska Brewing Co (Durango) - Are you skiing at Purgatory tomorrow? If so, Ska is tapping a special keg for the Bear Bar at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort. Come join Ska for $4.50 pints of "Dr. Livingstone, IPA?" an English-style IPA brewed with African Gesho stems in honor of the 2014 Snowdown Durango theme "Safari So Good." And, like every Thursday this season, lift tickets are only $45 at the window.

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