Monday, February 17, 2014

Colorado Beer News 021714

Colorado Beer NewsToday is President's Day. It's an extra day off of work for many. A day where we honor our nation's head leader, both past and present. We've primarily set this day aside to honor the birthdays of both Abe Lincoln and George Washington, but also realize we've had over 40 other presidents in our nation's history. Tip of the hat to those who try to steer this country and keep us free. Let's just hope they know what they're doing. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, February 17th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - Interested in canning with Odyssey and exchanging your labor for their beer? They're canning this Wednesday afternoon and again on Monday the 24th in the afternoon (starting at noon both days). If interested please private message them on Facebook with your phone number and email and they'll be happy to sign you up and send you away with fresh cans of beer. Also, Trivia Night tonight and happy hour today Open to 5pm. [5535 W. 56th Ave., Arvada, CO]

Beer Bash (Westminster) - Coming up this Wednesday, February 19th from 7pm to 9pm at Quaker Steak & Lube in Westminster is a "Beer Bash" featuring craft beers from 6 local breweries. Sample beer and vote for your favorite. The winner will be featured on tap at Quaker Steak (aka The Lube) for two month. Featured breweries include: Big Choice Brewing, Beer By Design Brewery, Odyssey Beerwerks, Westminster Brewing Co, Prost Brewing and Brewery Rickoli. [10392 Reed St., Westminster, CO]

Prost Brewing (Denver) - Got the day off? Even if you don't - stop in for a pint today and get 2-for-1 growler fills. Plus, you'll get double punches on your growler punch card today as well. Try a Dunkel, a Weissbeir or a Pils - or any of their other selections. [2540 19th St., Denver, CO]

Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) - Guess what arrived today at the brewery? Another shipment of 20 barrel fermenters showed up. These will soon be added to the mix and will allow Lone Tree to brew up even more beer in the coming weeks! Open today from 12pm to 8pm. [8200 Park Meadows Dr., Suite 8222, Lone Tree, CO] Photo courtesy Lone Tree Brewing Co Facebook page.
Lone Tree fermenters arrive

Denver Beer Co (Denver) - Monday just got better. Denver Beer just announced that they will be tapping another firkin of their Toasted Coconut Graham Cracker Porter today at 3:30pm! You know you want some. Get there soon. [1695 Platte St., Denver, CO]

Two22 BrewTwo22 Brew (Centennial) - Start the countdown clock! Two22 Brew's Grand Opening is this weekend on Saturday, February 22nd. Their opening line-up of beers should include: a Blonde ale (4.7% ABV), a Milk Stout (5.25% ABV)< a Session IPA (4.3% ABV, 94 IBU), a Simcoe IPA (6.4% ABV, 80 IBU), and a Centennial Chocolate Porter (4.8% ABV). Two22 Brew is partnered with a small, local family foundation. Their mission is to carry out a broad range of charitable gifting to support Colorado entities in the fields of education, environmental action, and whole person enrichment. Their name stems from the fact that $2.22 out of every $10 goes back to Colorado charities. Follow their Facebook page for more details. [4550 S. Reservoir Rd., Centennial, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Don't forget! 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]

Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub (Arvada) - This Wednesday's firkin will be a People's Choice Porter at 4pm. They'll be tapping a 100% Kona Coffee Porter. Their porter series is coming to an end, but they are going to repeat some of everyone's favorites for the next few weeks. [7803 Ralston Rd., Arvada, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - Today at The Source at 6pm, Crooked Stave and Upslope Brewing will debut their collaboration beer "Ferus Fluxus", a Wild Belgian-style Pale Ale. This is just one of dozens of new collaboration beers being made for the upcoming Collaboration Fest coming up in March in Denver. They will debut this beer at Crooked Stave today and also at Upslope Brewing tomorrow (in cans) at 6pm each day. [3350 Brighton Blvd., Denver, CO]

Beer By Design Brewery (Northglenn) - Come "Drink Like A Girl", a ladies only beer event at Beer By Design on Thursday, February 27th at 6:30pm. Lauren Hoff of Napa of Beer will be on hand to kick off this ladies event. Are you interested in learning more about the craft of beer? Want to know what the person next to you at the bar means by “cloying” or “resin” when talking about the taste of their beer? This beer 101 class will cover the basics of tasting and styles. Taste and learn about 5 different beers in an intimate setting where discussion is encouraged and fun is required. The event costs $20 to participate. Beer and educational materials provided. Call 303-517-2202 to RSVP. Space is very limited. [2100 E. 112th Ave., Northglenn, CO]

Kokopelli Beer Co (Westminster) - Their 10 barrel brewing system is still under construction, but hopefully will be completed within the next week or so. Once ready, they will fire it up and brew up their Alf SMASH (single malt and single hop) brew. Over the weekend, they tapped their Hop Slugger American IPA. It's a 6.7% ABV 70 IBU ale that's already a hit. It was a small batch, but fear not, they will be brewing up more of it very soon. Coming in the next couple of weeks is the return of their Copper Road ESB and Winter Moon Winter Ale. This will be the last batch of the Winter Ale until next year, so once it's tapped, that'll be the last til next year. Also, look for a smoked porter to be out soon. [8931 Harlan St., Westminster, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - In honor of President's Day today, you can get 1 George Washington bill off all pints and snifters today. Happy Hour from 4pm to 7pm (and also open til 2pm). [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing (Aurora) - What goes great with Dry Dock craft beer? Why the Wing Hut Power Hour from 6pm to 7pm today. Great deal on wings during the power hour - just 50 cents each. Come hungry (and thirsty too). [15120 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora, CO]

Rockyard Brewing Co (Castle Rock) - The restaurant/brewery is getting ready for summer already and are now accepting applications for servers to join the team! If you have a passion for beer and the hospitality mojo come in! [880 W. Castleton Rd., Castle Rock, CO]

Hall Brewing Co (Parker) - Stop by and celebrate Presidents Day with Hall Brewing! They want to make sure you enjoy your day off... so they are offering $1 off all of their 'On Tap' pints and a complimentary snack bar (while supplies last). [10970 S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO]

Brewery Rickoli (Wheat Ridge) - Come participate in their Presidential Exchange Program! Heres how it works: you bring some presidential pictures on that paper stuff some people call money and they will stimulate your economy with beer and a rebate of one Washington! Just mention their Facebook post to get your rebate. [4335 Wadsworth, Wheat Ridge, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - Tomorrow, February 18th, their Red IPA makes a one day only return. They're tapping their last sixtel of Red IPA, so they'll have four IPAs for you to try side by side by side by side. IPA #1, Red IPA, Black IPA and Double IPA. Sorry India, this beer's ours! And coming up Thursday, look for a firkin of Scottish Ale with vanilla beans. And Sunday (23rd), look for 3 versions of a coffee session stout (5 gallons each). More details to come. [7045 E. 38th Ave., Denver, CO]

Lost Highway Brewing Co (Denver) - While their tap room is still under construction, they have been very busy brewing beer. Their Belgian Amber is now on tap at the Cheeky Monk in both Westminster & Colfax and at the Royal Hilltop in Aurora. Tap room coming soon.

Boulder County

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont) - Teachers Unite! When you present your ID indicating that you work for a school system, you will receive a “free pint card” with every purchase of a pint at the Left Hand Brewing Tasting Room. These cards can be used on this day, or saved for a rainy day! [1265 Boston Ave., Longmont, CO]

Mutual RespectMountain Sun Pub & Brewery (Boulder) - Tonight Mountain Sun continues their "Meet The Brewer" night at the Mountain Sun, Southern Sun and Vine St. Breweries. Each Monday during Stout Month from 5pm-8pm their brewers will be available to give brewery tours, talk beer, sample stouts and even get a sneak preview of tomorrow's beer release. Tonight they feature samples of their collaboration with Odell Brewing: "Mutual Respect Belgian Russian Java Imperial Stout". When the brewers from Odell Brewing called and said they wanted to do a collaboration stout for Stout Month 2013 they jumped at the opportunity and were equally excited when they wanted to continue this tradition for Stout Month 2014! This Belgo-American Imperial Stout has a fruitiness contributed by American hops and Belgian yeast, which complement the robust flavors of cold extracted coffee. Mutual Respect will be available for SAMPLING ONLY tonight, but will be released tomorrow, Tuesday 2/18 upon opening at all four restaurant locations. [1535 Pearl St., Boulder, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - This Tuesday, 2/18 at 4pm, will be their monthly tapping of their barrel aged series. This time it's HEISENBERG, an imperial German lager aged in a first use bourbon barrel. Be there! [2880 Wilderness Pl., Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

New Belgium Brewing (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] New Belgium Brewing will begin distributing beer throughout Alberta, Canada on February 24, 2014. This will become New Belgium’s second Canadian province for distribution after entering British Columbia in September of last year. Initial offerings will include Ranger and Fat Tire, which will be available on draft and in six-packs. Rampant, Snapshot Wheat, some Lips of Faith selections and New Belgium’s latest seasonal release will follow about 90 days later. New Belgium has signed an agreement with Horizon Beers to serve as the brewery’s distribution partner. “British Columbia was our first market outside the U.S., and we've obviously learned a lot about beer sales in Canada since rolling out there,” said Rich Rush, Regional Sales Director with New Belgium Brewing. “There are some great emerging craft beer markets in Alberta, and we’re excited to be introducing our brews to the craft beer enthusiasts there.” On March 3, New Belgium will enter Mississippi, making it the 37th state of distribution. It is also looking to open Kentucky and Hawaii later this year. For more information on New Belgium Brewing, visit

The Mayor of Old Town (Ft. Collins) - After a seemingly long hard winter - who's ready for some outdoor patio action? They are busy getting their patio ready today for your afternoon enjoyment. Soak up the sun while it lasts! Always 100 beers on tap and great food. [632 S. Mason St., Ft. Collins, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Here's a deal. If the USA gets a medal in today's Ice Dancing competition (they are favored to get one too), then tomorrow, you can get pints of 3 Golden Hairs $1 off all day. One reason to root for the home team. [623 N. Denver Ave., Loveland, CO]

Front Range Rally (Loveland) - The brewery list for the 2nd Annual Front Range Rally (beer and food truck fest) keeps growing. They've locked in around 20 breweries now with another 10-15 breweries yet to come. There will also be up to 15 of the best food trucks in the area attending as well. Plus, two live bands all afternoon and evening. The festival is a benefit for Food Bank for Larimer County and will take place in Loveland, CO on Saturday May 31st at the Food Bank [2600 N. Lincoln Ave]. Tickets go on sale March 1st with early bird pricing. Additional breweries and food truck applications are still being accepted. Visit: for info. Volunteers will be needed as well.

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Buy beer and get beer FREE every Monday at City Star. For every paid 64oz growler fill they will give you 1 free 10-16oz beer in the taproom. A good way to finish off your 3-day weekend or to start off your week right. [321 Mountain Ave., Berthoud, CO]

Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) - Celebrate President's Day with $3 pints all day long. It's the best brewery deal in Greeley today. And stay tuned for some exciting new beer news. [2961 29th St., Greeley, CO]

Southern Front Range

Manitou Brewing Company (Manitou Springs) - Opening day draws near as the last bit of finishing is being done on this new brewery in Manitou Springs, Colorado. They plan to feature not only their own brews, but also several guest beers from local and national craft breweries. Look for word on opening day any day now. They will be located at 725 Manitou Avenue in the heart of Manitou Springs, CO.

Firkin Rendezvous (Colorado Springs) - One of the big events this weekend (Sat. February 22nd) in Colorado is the 10th annual Bristol Brewing Firkin Rendezvous at Bristol Brewery. Tickets are still available for this firkin-only beer fest. The event starts at 1pm sharp and runs for several hours. Around 33 breweries will be pouring cask conditioned ales. Get your firkin on! [1604 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO]

Rock Bottom Brewery (Colorado Springs) - This week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday it's Winter Pint Nights. Get $3.00 brewed in-house pints this week only. Offer available at most participating Rock Bottom locations in Colorado. [3316 Cinema Pt., Colorado Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Carbondale Beer Works (Carbondale) - Trivia Night is this Thursday! Questions fly at 7:30pm, but get here early to get a spot and sign up your team! Proceeds from teams are going to the Thompson Divide Coalition as well as $1 from every CBW Beer Sold! [647 Main St., Carbondale, CO]

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