Thursday, February 13, 2014

Colorado Beer News 021314

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Madly in Love with Me Day. Before you can say Yes to falling in love, one must first be able to love themselves. Be proud of who you are and what you look like. After all, there's nobody else in the world quite like you. Except of course if you have an identical twin that it. Once you learn to love yourself, it will be easier to be in love with another. Be good to yourself today and love who you are. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, February 13th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) - Each Wednesday this month, Lone Tree has put out a new seasonal tapping. Yesterday it was My Cherie Amour (chocolate cherry stout). Next Wednesday (Feb 19) they will tap a Scotch Ale (Wee Heavy), and on February 26th they'll tap a Dunkelweizen. There's always a food truck outside on each tapping day as well, plus food trucks on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Stop in tonight also for Trivia Night and compete for prizes. [8200 Park Meadows Dr., #8222, Lone Tree, CO]

Mountain Toad Brewing (Golden) - What's new on the Tadpole Tap today? Stop in for a glass of their Cherry Stout. And while you're at it, pair that with a dark chocolate dipped strawberry. Share one with your Valentine today (or keep it for yourself). [900 Washington Ave., Golden, CO]

Masters of the Brewniverse (Denver) - Tonight's the night for a unique evening of beer drinking and brewery pageantry at the Oriental Theater in Denver from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. Over 15 breweries will be pouring unlimited beer samples and also competing in a colorful & wild brewers pageant and you soon won't forget. Tickets are still available NOW SOLD OUT! Who do you think is going to win? [4335 W. 44th Ave., Denver, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing CO (Aurora) - Don't forget - today's firkin is ChRAZzy Porter, a chocolate raspberry porter that's dark red in color and made with Ghirardelli Chocolate and raspberries. Your Valentine will love it and so will you. [15120 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora, CO]

Saint Patrick's Brewing Co (Englewood) - Today you can find a new brew on tap. Stop in for a taste of their Chocolate Peppermint Lager. Just right for this time of year. Coming up: they are brewing up a batch of German Pilsner. [4750 S. Santa Fe Circle, Unit 2, Englewood, CO]

River North Brewery (Denver) - Tonight will be a pre-party for their upcoming Anniversary Party this weekend. Tonight they're pouring some Whiskey Barrel Quandary Quad and also some Scotch J. Marie on tap. Plus, Pride of Philly Cheesesteaks will be on site. Then party on Friday and Saturday for their Anniversary party which starts at 1pm each day and special ales on tap. [2401 Blake St., Denver, CO]

Cannonball Creek Brewing Co (Golden) - Get ready for tomorrow's special Valentine's tapping of "Almond Chocolate Stout". This creamy brew will tap at 3:00pm. [393 N. Washington Ave., Golden, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Save the date for Saturday, March 8th from noon to close. It's Hops & Pie's "Everything Must Go" - a festival to empty the cellar. Tons of surprise beers on tap. Beers from: The Bruery, Boulevard, Prairie, Oskar Blues, Perennial, Firestone Walker, New Belgium, Jackie O's, Ska and Upslope. All the beer must go and it'll keep flowing until it does. [3920 Tennyson St., Denver, CO]
Hops & Pie Everything Must Go

Boulder County

Very Nice Brewing Co (Nederland) - Stop in tonight for a beer and participate in A Very Nice Open Mic Night starting at 7:00pm tonight in the tap room. Bring in your talent, or watch some. [20 Lakeview Dr., Unit 112, Nederland, CO]

Oskar Blues (Longmont & Brevard, NC) - [PRESS RELEASE] Oskar Blues Brewery, creator of the first American craft beer in a can, will launch in Delaware with Standard Distributing Company, the state’s oldest and largest wholesale beer distributor. Oskar Blues is bringing its award-winning beers on draft and in CANs to bars, restaurants, and retailers throughout Delaware beginning February 17. Launch events and parties are planned at select retail accounts throughout that week. More events will take place in late spring/early summer to introduce beach lovers to America’s favorite canned craft brews. “The state of Delaware is a great fit for Oskar Blues’ passion for the outdoors, music, craft beer and our line-up of complex craft beer in a can,” says Chad Melis, Oskar Blues’ director of marketing. “We look forward to having our North Carolina-brewed beers reach into almost all corners of the Eastern seaboard.” - Oskar Blues distributes to 31 states in the USA. [1800 Pike Rd., Longmont, CO]

300 Suns Brewing300 Suns Brewing (Longmont) - It's finally official! 300 Suns has set their opening date for Saturday, February 22nd starting at 12:00 noon. They are located at 335 1st Avenue, Unit C in Longmont. Their tasting room hours will be 2pm to 8pm Mon-Thurs, noon to 10pm Friday - Saturday, and noon to 8pm on Sundays. The brewery is around 3,000 square feet total, with 1,250 square feet dedicated to the tasting room. They will brew on a 7-bbl system and hope to produce up to 500 barrels of beer in 2014. They hope to have 4 beers on tap by the opening (specific styles announced soon).

The Post Brewing Co (Lafayette) - Your very own Valentine's Day beer "Lovey Dovey" releases tomorrow! They are thrilled and encourage everyone to "love you some Belgian Style Amber". This 6.3% ABV brew has complex layers of herbal hop and spicy yeast rest upon a deluxe base of European Munich and Vienna malts and will strongly compliment their Chef Bretts' Valentines lamb special. [105 W. Emma St., Lafayette, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - The brewery recently brewed the season's last batches of both Mojo Risin' and A Honey of a Saison. You won't see these unique seasonal brews again until December 2014 and January 2015. Get it while you can. Coming in March, the return of Kinda Blue Blueberry Wheat. And running from February 19th through March 17th, Boulder Beer has brewed up a special beer just for all Old Chicago restaurants nationwide - ask for "Drowning Shamrock irish Red Ale. It's part of Old Chicago's St. Patty's Day mini-tour. [2880 Wilderness Pl., Boulder, CO]

J Wells Brewery (Boulder) - Today, J Wells has 8 beers on tap including a brand new black IPA. Here's today's tap wall pic of the day courtesy J Wells.
J Wells taps

Northern Colorado

Road 34 Bike Bar (Ft. Collins) - Next Wednesday, February 19th from 4pm to 7pm, join in at Road 34 along with Elevation Beer Company and Elite Brands as they tap some great barrel aged beers including 2013 and 2014 Oil Man bourbon barrel aged stout, Fanboy barrel aged imperial IPA, and Engel Weisse barrel aged Berliner Weisse. They'll tap the kegs at 4pm so come early! [1213 W. Elizabeth St., Ft. Collins, CO]

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] Fort Collins, Colo. – The Fort Collins Brewery is excited to announce its first ever collaboration of a year-long brew with Beau Jo’s, celebrating the restaurants reopening of the Fort Collins location at 205 N. College Ave. “We wanted to create something that Beau Jo’s and their customers would be excited about, together FCB and Beau Jo’s management decided on a collaboration brew that would highlight the honey that they are so well known for,” said Marketing Coordinator Kaylee Kulich. “We’re definitely happy with how the collaboration has turned out.” FCB, along with Beau Jo’s introduce the Mountain Honey Pale Ale (MHPA), a brew that has light fruity floral hops to accent the wildflower honey aroma. MHPA tastes slightly sweet, like the honey on Beau Jo’s pizza crust and finishes with a moderate bitterness that cleans the palate. [1020 E. Lincoln Ave., Ft. Collins, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Tonight in the tasting room you can get $3.50 pints of their "Between Worlds" White IPA and a slice of pizza. The pizza arrives at 6pm, get it while it lasts. [1550 Taurus Ct., Loveland, CO]

Choice City Butcher & Deli (Ft. Collins) - Their 10th year anniversary party continues tonight with their friends from Verboten Brewing! They are bringing in specialty Barrel aged kegs that will be tapped at 5pm-ish! Also available, steaks cooked to order and chef specials tonight 5-9pm. [104 W Olive, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - For a limited time only, Bristol Brewing has some Barrel Aged Old No 23 Barleywine on tap for $9 a pint. Don't miss it as it doesn't come around that often. Also "Do the Single Hop" with $3 Single Hop IPA's from 4pm to 7pm tonight. [1604 S. Cascade, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co (Glenwood Springs) - Have you tried their new Black Diamond Imperial Stout? This is their inaugural batch of the Black Diamond, a massive brew with a color as black as midnight and an intense bittersweet flavor. Changes are coming including the approval of an outdoor patio and extended sidewide widening outside of the brew pub. The Downtown Development Authority got approval from the City Council to seek out bids on nearly $1 million of downtown streetscape work. The brew pub would benefit from this and allow for an outdoor patio seating area at the brew pub which everyone hopes will help draw more business into the downtown area. Also, be sure to stop in on Valentine's Day and ask about their food specials. [402 7th St., Glenwood Springs, CO]

Dillon Dam Brewery (Dillon) - The Dillon Dam Brewery is looking for full or part time, day shift (12p-5p) Bus Staff. Must be available weekends. Please apply in person at the Dillon Dam Brewery, 100 Little Dam Road, Dillon, CO between the hours of 2:00pm - 4:00pm.


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