Thursday, January 23, 2014

Colorado Beer News 012314

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Handwriting Day. Handwriting is quickly becoming a lost art/skill for most of us. It's rare to see anyone hand write a letter or a journal entry these days. Before you lose all those skills you supposedly learned in grade school, take time today to write something by hand. Sure, you may get writer's cramp, and you may also fail to read your own writing, but practice it every once in a while. Who knows, if the power goes out you might just need to write something later on. Help prevent handwriting from going by the way of hieroglyphics. Also, today is Charlie Papazian's birthday - founder of the Brewer's Association. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, January 23rd, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

River North Brewery (Denver) - Barrel-aged beer fans take note. On Saturday, January 25th at 1pm, River North will be releasing bottles of "B'side Avarice - Imperial Stout". This is an oak rye whiskey barrel-aged version of their Avarice Imperial Stout. This type of barrel gives a unique twist to their popular beer. In the past, they've released regular and bourbon barrel-aged Avarice. Only 360 bottles of this were produced, so show up early to get yours. This is a collaboration effort with Mr. B's Wine & Spirits. The beer is stored in 22oz (650ml) bottles.

Copper Kettle Brewing (Denver) - Feel good about yourself with Copper Kettle on Pints for Purpose Tuesdays. Every Tuesday, $1 of each beer sold will automatically be donated to a different rotating charity of that week. January 28th: Denver Public Library Friends Foundation” – The DPLFF supports the work of the library, which connects people of all ages to information, ideas and experiences to provide enjoyment, enrich lives and strengthen our community. Pride of Philly Cheesesteaks will also be out every Tuesday starting @ 4 PM.

Parry's Pizza (Highlands Ranch) - Calling all craft beer enthusiasts in the Denver area! Next Thursday, January 30th at Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar in Highlands Ranch, there will be a super duper tapping of some very delicious craft beers. They happened to get these kegs in at the last moment and decided, “What the hell?”, let’s tap these suckers. So, here they are with a compliment of some rare offerings. Here is the tap list for next Thursday starting at 11:00am:
Parry's Super Tappings

Saint Patrick's Brewing Co (Englewood) - Luminosity Oak Reserve is now available! Stop by for your free taster of this amazing oaked honey lager beer that almost reads like a sparkling Chardonnay on the palette.

TRVE Brewing (Denver) - Tonight at 7:06pm (give or take a second or two), TRVE will be tapping a 5 gallon batch of ØØ Void - Stout O))), a beer infused with coffee from their friends at Huckleberry Roasters of Denver. Come get your coffee fix with this brew.

Arvada Beer Company (Arvada) - Today's Tap List Pic of the Day comes from Arvada Beer Company. They've got 10 beers on tap today and all weekend long.

Arvada Beer Company tap list

Mountain Toad Brewing (Golden) - Today they are tapping a new tadpole beer. This time it's a Sour Cherry Ale. Made with real cherries, nothing artificial, and has a beautiful color.

Dry Dock Brewing Co (Aurora) - Make sure to come by the tasting room and help Dry Dock celebrate 1 year of Dry Dock in cans tomorrow. They'll have prizes, giveaways and enter for a chance to win *FREE BEER FOR A YEAR! The "Canniversary" begins at 12 noon and runs through 11pm. *FREE BEER FOR A YEAR includes 1 mixed case of Dry Dock cans once a month for a year and a growler of the month package. Take it (home) in the Can - Hefeweizen, Hop Abomination, Apricot Blonde & Amber Ale.

Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew (Denver) - A reminder that today at 4pm their Chinook Red Ale will be tapped. A Taste of the Philippines food truck will be on hand and inside the taproom at 6pm. Enjoy Ryan Means will be spinning some Jazz & Soul at 7pm.

Epic Brewing (Denver) - New tapping today - an all Citra version of Hopulent IPA. This single hop release has aromas and flavors of white grapefruit, tangerine, lychee, and mango; with a heavy bitter finish that balances with the malt.

Boulder County

Avery Uncle Jacob's StoutAvery Brewing Co (Boulder) - Guess who's coming back to town? Uncle Jacob's Stout! Avery Brewing is planning to host a tap room release of this popular brew on Sunday, February 9th at 1:00pm. Jacob Spears, Adam Avery's 6th Great Grand Uncle, is credited as the first distiller to label his whiskey "Bourbon." In his honor, they present this robust, silky smooth, full-bodied and altogether extremely American rendition of an Imperial Stout aged for 6 months in the very finest Bourbon barrels. Bottles are 12oz. and will be sold as singles at $12 each. Fans will be able to buy up to 12 bottles, and availability can only be guaranteed at the Avery Tap Room during the release party. Bottle sales will begin at 1pm. Each Uncle Jacob's Stout is $12 per 12oz. bottle, limit 1 case (24 bottles) per person. Bring cash for the lineup of rare and exclusive beers available on draft!

Crystal Springs Brewing Co (Louisville) - Stop in and try their cherry lambic "Crystal Kriek". It's now on tap along with their Black Saddle Bourbon Barrel single casks #2, #3 and #4. Great beers for a cold winter day.

Very Nice Brewing Co (Nederland) - Today skiers will get a 2-for-1 on your first flagship beer if you show them your valid day pass or season pass. So after a fun day of skiing, check in and take advantage of their 2-fer special.

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - Boulder Beer will be the focus of a special "Satellite Tap Room" hosted by West End Tavern in Boulder on Thursday, February 6th starting at 6:30pm. Boulder Beer Co will be bringing along some rare brews including: Albino Rhino White IPA, 35th Anniversary Beer Pilot Brew (Imperial Black IPA), Bourbon Barrel-aged Cold Hop, Bourbon Barrel-aged Vanilla Amber, and their Hazelnut Porter. Also, come meet President Jeff Brown, Brewmaster David Zuckerman, Tess McFadden, marketing director, and Adam Nelson, Boulder sales representative. West End Tavern is located at 926 Pearl Street in Boulder, CO.

West Flanders Brewing Co (Boulder) - Their Single Keg Series this week should warm you up and maybe melt some snow. Their "Red Hot Chili Porter" will be tapped at 5pm. This smoked porter was conditioned with jalapeno's and other chili's. Are you brave enough?

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - It's Foos-n-brews Thursday down at Odd13 tonight, their 2 on 2 foosball tournament starts at 7pm. The bad news is that the food truck cancelled this evening, but the good news is that they have some of their small batch left over from last night. Get it while supplies last.

Sanitas Brewing (Boulder) - The brewery just tapped their "Train 3", a sessionable Rye Mild Ale brewed with citrusy, herbal Cascade hops. As always, Train Beer is only $2.50 when the train rolls past the brewery.

Northern Colorado

Equinox Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Today's firkin will be the third in a series of Space Ghost Oddity beers. This time, it's their Space Ghost IPA conditioned with coriander, coconut and cayenne pepper. This brew will tap at noon today and should last the day.

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Tonight over at The Forge Publick House in Fort Collins there will be a Black Bottle Brewery night featuring several beers from Black Bottle Brewery. Featured pours include: There Goes the Neighborhood (Rye Saison), Ginger American Red, Liquid Folk Metal (Imperial Rye Stout), and Bugger Off (English IPA). The beers will pour from 6pm to 8pm and will be just $3 a pour. Come meet some interesting characters of craft brewing. The Forge is located at 232 Walnut in FoCo.

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Today's Outlaw Tap is a nod to the superhero in all of us. Today they tap "Hulk SMaSH IPA". It was made with Vienna malt from Troubadour Maltings of Fort Collins and also Amarillo hops. This single malt, single hop IPA is reportedly well balanced and finishes with a kiss of citrus.

Wiley Roots Brewing Co (Greeley) - New beer tapping today. Introducing their Deep-seeded Hazelnut Chocolate Porter! This is the second installment in their Celebration of Dark Beer, going on tap tonight at 6:30pm. This luxurious beer is Wiley Roots' full bodied chocolate porter infused with the sweet nutty flavor and aroma of hazelnuts. In addition, they have a bit left of their [Insert Hop Pun Here] Extra Pale Ale and the Russian Lullaby Russian Imperial Stout. So if you loved these beers or missed them last week, come down and enjoy them before they're gone.

1933 Brewing Company (Ft. Collins) - Good news on the recent theft of their equipment - "As of this morning, due to diligent work by us and the Fort Collins Police in tracking down the individuals who stole our equipment, one of the individuals responsible is comfortably residing in the Gray Bar Hotel. The other individual will be given his room once he is found. The equipment, unfortunately, had been scrapped by the time that we had tracked it down. We hopefully will be able to repurpose it in some way. We would like to thank everyone that gave us tips, reposted our story, 9News for sharing on their telecast on Saturday and the Fort Collins Coloradoan for posting our situation as well. A special thanks to Officer Reed with the Fort Collins Police as well for taking care of these individuals. Without that, it would have been harder to track these individuals down. Thanks to all of your for your support as we continue towards our opening date, which will be here very soon. This situation, fortunately, has NOT set us back in our plans to be open by March."

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - There's a new beer on tap today. Come try their Dust Devil IPA. While you're there check out all of the new hoodies and t-shirts that just came in too.

The Mayor of Old Town (Ft. Collins) - It's back! Open Mic Night is back after a holiday hiatus. Sign-up early and show the crowd what your best talent is. The show starts at 7pm with a headline act until 8pm and open mic after til 11:30pm. Not a performer? Then enjoy one of their 100 beers on tap!

Big Beaver Brewing (Loveland) - During their upcoming Chili Cook-off this Sunday, Big Beaver will be releasing their "Porker Porter" at 2pm. They'll be giving out free samples of it all day. If you stay for the Chili Cook-off, there will be over 30 different chili recipes to taste. Tasting starts at 3pm and ends around 5:30pm (or when the chili runs out). Live music that day from 3:30pm - 6pm.

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - Are you ready for the Saturday release of Dark Prophet? Get pumped up for the return of their winter seasonal bourbon barrel aged Belgian-Style dark ale! Dark Prophet displays rich aromas of vanilla and caramel, while dark fruits carry into the flavor. Oak tannins from the barrel aging balance notes of dark chocolate and spice. A touch of alcohol warmth in the dry finish will warm you up on a cold night. In bottles and on tap January 25th.

Southern Front Range

Paradox Beer Company (Woodland Park) - 3 New beers available tonight after 4pm in the tasting room. Stop in for "Santuario Dark Winter Warmer". It's made with Chimayo red hiles. Also tonight, "HOPTAGRAM", a barrel aged copper ale will be available tonight also at 4pm. Hoptagram is made with a whole lotta Galaxy hops. And finally, "The Tripper", a Belgium-inspired barrel aged Golden ale. All on tap at 4pm and in stores by January 28th.

Mountains and West

Carver Brewing Co (Durango) - Signup to compete in the ultimate Beer Trivia competition during Snowdown fest on Saturday, February 1st at Carver Brewing. Think you're a Beer Geek? Test your knowledge and sensory skills in teams of up to 4 in Carvers back pub. 3 rounds of Beer Trivia, 2 rounds of blind tasting and munchies included. Cost is $20/person with prizes for the top 3 teams -including 4 tickets to next month's Beer Dinner. Call 259-2545 for to reserve a spot for your team.

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