Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Colorado Beer News 021114

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Get Out Your Guitar Day. For many, one of the first musical instruments that we learned how to play was a guitar. These 6-stringed instruments were a way to express yourself, share good times and even gave us dreams of one day becoming a rock star. However, many of us haven't picked up a guitar in years. Today is a day where you are encouraged to dust off that old guitar, tune it up or fix it up, and play some music for yourself or others. Share some music with others today with a guitar. It might just make you want to get the old band together again. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, February 11th, 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

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Do you love to cook chili or love to eat chili? If so, plan to participate in Arvada Beer Co's 2nd Annual Chili Cookoff set for Sunday, February 23rd from 2pm to 4pm. Chili can be either red chili or green chili. The cost to enter the contest is $5 and if you prefer just to eat the cost is also $5. All proceeds benefit Arvada Community Food Bank. [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Epic Brewing Co (Denver) - This Valentine's Day, stop in for an Epic Cheese, Chocolate and Beer Pairing all day long. Individuals ($15) or Couples ($20/couple) can enjoy 3 chocolates, 3 cheeses & 4 barrel aged beers in a delicious pairing. Stop in during normal business hours and ask for the pairing special. [3001 Walnut St., Denver, CO]

Copper Kettle Brewing (Denver) - Decadent Chocolate Cask Month continues with a firkin tapping on Wednesday, February 12th of their "Chocolate Vanilla Cream Ale". This one taps at 4:30pm and will drain quickly. Come claim your pint. [1338 S. Valentia St., Unit 100 , Denver, CO]

Rockyard Brewing Co (Castle Rock) - This week's Jellyman's Deviation beer is "-From Hell with Love". It's a tart Belgian Bier de Garde weighing in at a hefty 8% ABV and served in a tulip glass. This beer taps at 4pm on Friday, February 14th and runs til it's gone. [880 W. Castleton Rd., Castle Rock, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - Next Tuesday, Feb 18th, Odyssey is excited to welcome Adventurers Quarter to the taproom for their first Board Game Night event! They'll be bringing Apples to Apples, Geek Out!, Cards Against Humanity, Ticket to Ride, Dominion and more. And, just to make sure everyone feels like playing, they'll be offering Happy Hour pricing to anyone playing one of the games. Doors open at 3:00pm, gaming starts at 5:00pm, and they'll stay open late (maybe 10:00pm). [5535 W. 56th Ave, Suite 107, Arvada, CO]

Colorado Craft Beer Show (AM 760 Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] The Colorado Craft Beer Show hosted by John Turk on 760am is teaming up with a few proud sponsors, Strange Brewing Company, Lone Tree Brewing Company and Columbine Label Company, to create a limited edition Single Hop Amarillo India Pale Ale called “99 Bottles” in celebration of the radio show’s 3 year anniversary! The limited edition beer will be brewed and bottled into bombers with the expertise and equipment of Strange Brewing Company, the custom labels will be printed by Columbine Label Company and the celebration will take place at Lone Tree Brewing Tasting Room. “Anybody can submit artwork for the beer label contest”, said John Turk, host of The Colorado Craft Beer Show. Artwork should be submitted [via email] to turk@coloradocraftbeershow.com. The winner will have their design printed on the limited edition beer labels and will also receive a $500 credit toward printing their own labels or stickers from the Columbine Label Company in Centennial, CO. Contest ends March 31, 2014. The Colorado Craft Beer Show is all about beer, conducting guest interviews, brewery profiles, brew news you can use and a weekly update on the craft beer scene in CO. Live on AM 760 in Denver on Saturday’s between 12 and 2 pm. Also get the iheartradio app on your smartphone and listen anywhere in the world or look them up online at www.coloradocraftbeershow.com. AM 760’a Colorado Craft Beer Show will have a live 3rd Year Anniversary show on April 19th at Lone Tree Brewing where they will exhibit their limited edition “99 Bottles”, brewed and bottled by Strange Brewing Company, displaying the contest winner’s artwork on a high quality label printed by Columbine Label Company.

BeerAdvocate (Magazine) - The founders of BeerAdvocate Magazine, Jason & Todd (Alström Bros), are now organizing monthly BeerAdvocate Socials in Colorado. Their first will be on Saturday, February 22 at Lucky Pie LoDo in Denver from 1-5pm for some beers, eats, and conversation with friends new and old. Join them! If you plan to attend, please sign-up on their website.

Dry Dock Brewing (Aurora) - The time has finally come to release their 2013 Signature Series Bligh's Barleywine. They will be releasing 22oz bomber bottles that will be available for purchase for $20 each and they'll have a limited amount on Bligh's on tap on Sunday, February 23rd, starting at 11am at their South Dock location. Until then, stop in at South Dock this Friday for Valentine's Day for a pint of their Chocolate Raspberry Porter. It was made with Ghirardelli chocolates and raspberries mixed in. [15120 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora, CO]

Great Divide Brewing Co (Denver) - Save the date. Great Divide's 20th Anniversary Party is scheduled for Saturday, June 14th, 2014. It's gonna be big!

Station 26 Brewing (Denver) - New beer alert! Now on tap: Scottish Ale. It's a deep amber, malty, and slightly sweet brew weighing in at 4.8% ABV and a modest 19 IBU. You'll find that and six other beers now on tap at Station 26. [7045 E. 38th Ave., Denver, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing CO (Lakewood) - Their latest beer creation - Working Girl - a dark cherry Grisette, is now on tap at CAUTION's West location. This beer will also be available at their East location in Denver later this week. Come try this delightful Belgian-style beer. The West taproom is open from 2pm to 8pm tonight. [1057 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO]

River North Brewery (Denver) - Don't forget that this Sunday, February 16th is River North's annual Anniversary Cellar Sale. They'll be selling off such bottles as: Anniversary Ale #1, Barrel Reserve 013, Whiskey-aged Hello Darkness, Barrel Aged Avarice, Scotch Barrel J. Marie, and Whiskey Barrel Quandary. Plus, they will sell VERY limited allotments of a couple other brews, but those will be a surprise. [2401 Blake St., Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Mountain Sun Brew Pub (Boulder) - Today is the release of Mountain Sun's Stoked Oak Stout. It's a balance of various malts, vanilla and oak to create an "Old World Style" stout with barrel-aged character. The combination of smoked malt and the additions of pure vanilla extract and toasted oak spirals give the impression of a barrel-aged stout without having undergone the long aging process. Also in Boulder, stop by the Under The Sun Eatery & Taphouse this Friday for a Valentine's Day Celebration. When you arrive for a meal, they will be pouring free champagne and handing out free roses to all the ladies (while supplies last). They've prepared a special Valentine's Day menu from their Chef Tim. [Mountain Sun: 1535 Pearl St. - Under the Sun: 627 S. Broadway, Boulder, CO]

Twelve Degree Brewing (Louisville) - The brewery is hosting a movie night on Wednesday, February 12th at 8pm. This week it's "The Big Lebowski". Stop in and try their newest beer release: "Legal Nelson", a unique Belgian Golden Ale aroma hopped with Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand. Coming soon to a tap: a Pear Saison and Belgian-style Dubbel. They've also been brewing up a collaboration beer with Cannonball Creek Brewing - a Brett Raspberry Saison - that will be served at the upcoming Collaboration Fest next week. Plus, they've got 12 beers on tap today. [820 Main St., Louisville, CO]

Upslope Brewing Co (Boulder) - [Newsletter] The time has come to unveil their collaboration with Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project and the first installment of their new Ferus Fluxus (or "Wild Flow") series – Wild Belgian Pale Ale. For this unique barrel-aged project, Upslope's Limited Release Belgian Style Pale Ale was inoculated with carefully chosen strains of Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus in first-use red wine barrels that were hand-picked at Rocky Mountain Barrel Company by Crooked Stave owner Chad Yakobson and Upslope head brewer Alex Violette. After nine months, this highly anticipated collaborative brew is ready to be celebrated with two release parties! 1st) Monday, Feb. 17th @ 6pm at Crooked Stave's taproom at The Source in Denver in 375ml bottles. Cost: $10/bottle - limit 4. And 2nd) Tuesday, Feb. 18th @ 6pm at Upslope's Lee Hill taproom. Available in 19.2oz cans from Upslope. Cost $14/can - limit 3. [1501 Lee Hill Rd, No. 20, Boulder, CO]

Twisted Pine Brewing Co (Boulder) - Tonight at 6pm is another Open Mic Night at Twisted Pine hosted by Jim Herlihy. Sign up to perform at 5:30pm. The show runs from 6pm to 8pm. Every gets All Day Happy Hour on beers! [3201 Walnut St., Suite A, Boulder, CO]

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont) - It may be mid-February, but it's not too late to celebrate Oktoberfest one last time at the Left Hand tasting room. Their down to their last reserves of their Oktoberfest beer. Stop in and get a pint before it's gone for the season. And what a season it was. [1265 Boston Ave., Longmont, CO]

Front Range Brewing Co (Lafayette) - Here's a batch of beer you can soon look forward to. The brewery is now creating a new beer called "Angry Samoan Brown Ale". It's an ale brewed with Samoas (Girl Scout cookies). Once it's ready it'll be put on tap. [400 W. South Boulder Rd, Suite 1650, Lafayette, CO]

Northern Colorado

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - Their inaugural Hoppy New Year Pale Ale has finally kicked the keg. It'll be back next year. In the meantime, you can still try one of their 6 other beers on tap including a Brown Ale, a Milk Stout, a Chili Wheat, an IPA, a Scottish ale, and a Smoked Brown Ale. Randy Waddle, the brewer, is now brewing up a Double IPA that should be ready in about 3 weeks. Stay tuned for a release date. Open today 2pm to 8pm. [4731 W. 10th St., Greeley, CO]

Tap and Handle (Ft. Collins) - Saint Arnold Brewing Company Founder/Brewer Brock Wagner will roll into Fort Collins, Colo. tonight for a 'Meet the Brewer' evening with craft beer fans at Tap and Handle. He will arrive 6pm tonight in the Saint Arnold art car, a Subaru painted by Houston graffiti artist GONZO247. Saint Arnold, the oldest craft brewery in Texas, expanded into Colorado's Front Range last year. The event at Tap and Handle will feature Santo, a black Kölsch that won the Bronze Medal at the 2012 World Beer Cup in the American-Style Dark Lager category; Saint Arnold Endevour, a double IPA that won the Silver Medal at the 2012 World Beer Cup in the Imperial India Pale Ale category and a special tapping of the current offering of the Saint Arnold Icon series, Icon Red, which is a Bohemian Pils. Come get a taste of Texas craft beer. [307 S. College Ave., Ft. Collins, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Many places play trivia for beer. Pateros Creek is hosting a special themed trivia night that will play for cold hard CASH! For a $5 entry fee, compete on Thursday, February 20th at 7pm in a Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night with the theme centered around the TV show "Community". Sign up your team early.[242 N. College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing (Loveland) - Today get 1/2 price growlers of their Bust-A-Nut Brown Ale. It's the local favorite. [2707 W. Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 9, Loveland, CO]

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) and Crow Hop Brewing (Loveland) - Tomorrow marks the collaboration release of a brew jointly created by both breweries called "For The Love of Pale". It will be tapped simultaneously at both Loveland locations tomorrow, Wednesday, February 12th at 6pm. They will both host release parties running from 6pm to 9pm. This copper-colored American pale ale is filled with bright, piney, citrus flavor and aroma and is supported by a bold caramel malt backbone. Try this one at either locations! You can also walk from one brewery to the other - just 3-4 blocks separate the 2 breweries. Loveland Aleworks [118 W. 4th St., Loveland, CO] and Crow Hop Brewing [217 E. 3rd St,. Loveland, CO]

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Hey, are you a Blacklisted member? If so, the first round of pick up times have been set for members. Feb. 12 (Wed) 11am-3pm. Feb. 15 (Sat) 11am-5pm. And Feb. 19 (Wed) 11am-3pm. Please bring in your card or ID and let a server or bartender know you're there to pick up your gear and you'll be taken care of. For the rest of you, just stop in any time and enjoy from over 40 beers on tap. [1611 S. College Ave., Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Paradox Beer Co (Woodland Park) - Their barrel forest is growing, thanks to YOU! Keep on drinking PARADOX... and they'll keep on brewing, aging, tasting, blending, bottling, labeling, and delivering it. Their picture is today's Pic of the Day. [106 E. Village Terrace, Suite 100, Woodland Park, CO]
(Image courtesy Paradox Beer Co Facebook page)

Mountains and West

BREW Pub & Kitchen (Durango) - In Durango this Friday? Make plans to stop at BREW for their Valentine's Day special. Get a pint of either "Hannah" or "Hank" for just $3 and get a free dessert with the purchase of an entree. [117 W. College Dr., Durango, CO]

Moonlight Pizza (Salida) - Tuesday is their best day for specials! Happy Hour all day. Buy one sandwich get a half sandwich free. And don't forget their Monarch Pass holder deal, one free pint, beer or soda with food purchase. (Pass must be present). [242 F St., Salida, CO]

Pagosa Brewing Co (Pagosa Springs) - Good news. Their Salty Caramel Stout is back on-tap NOW! You asked, and they listened (well, they actually found a hidden 5-gallon keg in the cooler!) Don't delay this time.It's gonna go fast. [118 N. Pagosa Blvd., Pagosa Springs, CO]

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