Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Colorado Beer News 022514

Colorado Beer NewsOn this day in Colorado beer history, back in 1997 Dixon's Downtown Grill opened its doors at 1610 16th Street in Denver, CO. The business would thrive until September 5, 2011 when it closed for good. In it's place, Lucky Pie Pizza (LoDo) opened up in the same location later in June 2012. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, February 25th, 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

Copper Kettle Brewing (Denver) - February "Decadent Chocolate" Cask Month wraps up this Wednesday, February 26th with a firkin tapping of Strawberry Chocolate Blonde. It's a great way to end up this sweetest of months. Also, CKrepes food truck will be on hand that day starting at 4:30pm. [1338 S. Valentia Street, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Factotum Brewhouse (Denver) - After a long search, Factotum Brewhouse has finally found another location in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Denver. While a new location has been secured, they are holding off announcing the exact location until the current tenant has moved out. Their new location reportedly will have a perfect spot for enjoying sunny porch beers. Stay tuned for word on the new location and a timeframe for opening.

2014 Denver International Beer Competition

Beer By Design Brewery (Northglenn) - Ladies! Sign up for the special session of "Drink Like A Girl: The Science of Taste" set for this Thursday, February 27th at 6:30pm. The cost to participate in this class is $20 and includes beer. RSVP to Beer By Design at (303) 517-2202. This is a Ladies-Only event. [2100 E. 112th Ave, Northglenn, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - It's $2 Tuesday. Today you can get $2 pints of craft beer, $2 well drinks and select wines, and $2 pizza slices all day long. Today's beers on tap include: DANK IPA, Model Citizen Blonde Ale, In Quad We Trust Belgian Quadruple, Shot in the Dark Belgian Barleywine, Toffee Porter, and Dirty Chai Milk Stout. Plus several guest taps. [6730 S. Cornerstar Way, Suite D, Aurora, CO]

The Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Cafe (Denver) - Fans of Russian River's Pliny the Younger can get a fix tonight at The Cheeky Monk starting at 6:30pm and also again on Monday, March 3rd at 6:30pm at their Colfax location. "When a Double IPA is not enough, I get Younger at Cheeky Monk". [534 E. Colfax Ave, Denver, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Today is Tuesday 23 Night from 5pm to close. Get an 18" Pie with 2 toppings and 2 draft beers all for $23. Here's some of the highlighted beers on tap today: Imperial Doughnut Break from Evil Twin, Troublesome from Off Color and Black IPA from Station 26 Brewing. Stop in today. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Epic Brewing Co (Denver) - There's a special firkin being tapped in the tap room today in Denver. Stop in for a glass of "Santa Cruz Brown" with Chantrelle mushrooms. This is quickly becoming a favorite in the taproom. It's $5 a pint today. [3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - There's an upcoming bottle release soon. Crooked Stave just put their Vielle Batch #9 into bottles today. This beer was dry-hopped with Cascade and Citra hops. As a extra bonus, Crooked Stave now has their own logo'ed bottle caps to start putting on all of their bottled beers! Look for this to be released soon. [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - Here's how to get a free beer today. Purchase a growler fill on any Tuesday and you'll be given a free beer to drink now. They'll also have Rocky Mountain Slices on site today serving up great pizza. Odyssey is open from 3pm to 9pm today. [5535 W 56th Ave, Suite 107, Arvada, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Brewmaster Cary has been busy brewing up beers non-stop lately. In addition to their 7 regular beers on tap, they also have 4 limited edition beers available including: Session IPA, Nitro Session IPA, a Barleywine (11.5% ABV), and a Chile Golden Ale. Open from 12pm to 10pm today. [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

World of Beer (Lakewood) - Black Bottle Brewery of Fort Collins, CO will be the subject of a 25-beer tap takeover tonight at World of Beer (Belmar location). There will be 25 different Black Bottle Beers - one of the biggest collection of BBB beers since their 2nd anniversary party. What's on tap? How bout these: Hipster, Social Insecurity, Ginger, Carlos, Liquid Metal, Liquid Folk Metal, Panty Dropper Ale, Just A Minor Threat, Bugger Off, The Aviation Cocktail, Nook, Mosaic Hipster, Free Refills (the beer), There Goes the Neighborhood, I’ll Sais It’s On, Homebrewers Do It in the Garage, Flemish Fury, 7 Year Stout, Floozy, Hotel Violence, Youth Brigade, Cerealiously Reese’s Puffs, Cerealiously Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Wine Social, and Anarchy Porter, Hold the Government! [7260 W Alaska Dr, Lakewood, CO]

Hogshead Brewery (Denver) - Today, Wednesday and Thursday this week, stop in and mention the words "Nice Van" to your server and you'll get $1 off your 1st cask beer. You'll get a buck off even during Happy Hour. It pays to know the secret words. [4460 W 29th Ave, Denver, CO]

Prost Brewing Co (Denver) - Today on their Facebook page, Prost Brewing was showing off the label designs for their beers that will soon be heading for 12oz bottles. Beers include their Dunkel, Weissbier and Pils. Stay tuned for more info on their pending approval and release. [2540 19th St, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Mountain Sun Pubs & Breweries (Boulder/Denver) - [Newsletter] Wondering what the most-asked question was this Stout Month? When the hell are you releasing the Bacon Milk Stout? Well, it's time. The Wait Is Over. Bacon Milk Stout is here! Join in at any Mountain Sun Pub today for the very special release of this year's home brew winner. The kegs will be tapped at the opening of each Mountain Sun location today. Congratulations to home brewers Brandon Christian and Glenn Duggin, this year's winners of the Mountain Sun Home Brew Competition. Their milk stout features 105 pounds of BACON! That's more than 8 pounds per keg. The flavors of smoke from the bacon perfectly complement the lightly roasted character of the stout, while the milk sugars keep the texture soft and creamy. Plus, look for these other stouts to release this week: Totally Stoked Oak Stout, Addiction Coffee Imperial Stout, Space Odyssey Stout, and Yonder Mountain Stout. [1535 Pearl St, Boulder, CO]

The Very Nice Brewing Co (Nederland) - For the first time, the Colorado Craft Beer Radio show will be doing a live remote from Very Nice Brewing up in Nederland on Saturday, March 8th from 12pm to 2pm. Stop in and watch the show live while enjoying a pint, or listen in to AM 760 Denver (air or online stream). Also, Emily Hutto, author of "Colorado's Top Brewers" will be on site signing copies of her book that day as well starting at 2:30pm. Also, Thursday night is Open Mic Night starting at 7:00pm. [20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO]

Oskar Blues (Longmont) - Fans of Oskar Blues' Gubna Imperial IPA take note. This Saturday, March 1st at The Tasty Weasel taproom, they are planning to release the 4th incarnation (2014 version) of Gubna (aka GUBNA v4.0). This year, the batch has been reformulated with Chinook, Mosaic, and Sorachi Ace hops - all showcased on a base recipe of Rye, North American pale and Munich malts. They will be hosting specialty tappings all day long including firkins, one offs, and barrel aged versions of Gubna. Gubna will be available on draft and in 12oz can 4-packs from March until May. Also on hand that day, the CHUBurger Bonewagon will be on site serving up specialty eats. Live music will also start up at 4:30pm. Also, FREE yoga class every Sunday in March at 10am at the Tasty Weasel. [1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO]

Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids (Longmont) - Here's another Pliny the Younger tapping this weekend. It's happening this Sunday, March 2nd at Home Made Liquids & Solids. Come in the morning at 10am to buy a wristband, then come back at 3:30pm for the tapping.

Fate Brewing Co (Boulder) - The brewery is planning to host a big party on Fat Tuesday (March 4th). Celebrate Mardi Gras with a special beer tapping of "Biere de Mars-Di Gras. They'll also have a special New Orleans style menu and drink specials all day long. Come dressed in your best Mardi Gras costume for their costume contest. Wear a costume and get Happy Hour beer pricing all day long on March 4th. [1600 38th St, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

Patrick's Irish Pub (Greeley) - New tappings this week include: Evil Twin Brewing Even More Jesus (Imperial Stout), Dry Dock Brewing Company Hefeweizen, and Crabtree Brewing Company Out of Reach Peach. Be sure to ask about their daily beer specials. Tonight, The Stubby Shillelaghs will be playing at 9pm. During that time they will have Jameson and Car Bombs for $4 and 20oz Guinness for $5. [907 8th Ave, Greeley, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - And now for something completely different.. Stop in today and try their "Brewducken". It's a bourbon cranberry pumpkin ale. It returns to the taps today for a limited time. Swing in before it's gone. [242 N. College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

The Mayor of Old Town (Ft. Collins) - Sign up for a chance to brew some beer with The Mayor at the Fort Collins Brewery on March 22nd. You have 2 ways to win: Use the coupon below this Thursday and write your contact information on the back- BOOM! You are in the drawing! Or, you can enter on-line (no purchase necessary). They will draw the winners on 3/6/14 and let them know. Good Luck! [632 S. Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]
Mayor of Old Town Pucker Club Flight

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Come in tonight for $4 glasses of Not the Irish Red Ale - all day long. Plus tonight is another meeting of the Verboten Sisterhood - all ladies welcome. Tonight's speaker is Linsey Cornish of Horse & Dragon Brewing of Ft. Collins (soon to open). [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - This Wednesday, February 26th at 5pm, High Hops will be tapping a firkin called "Buddha's Bathwater". It's a bubbly brew with a blend of Buddha's best bourbon barrel-aged beers before adding Brettanomyces and bacterias. It's Bodacious! Wednesday's food truck will be Big City Burrito. Later this week, live music on Friday 6-8pm and Saturday 5-7pm with food trucks every night Wednesday through Sunday. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Southern Front Range

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - ‎Karma Hour‬ tonight: Instead of a traditional happy hour special, they'll donate one dollar per pint sold from 5-9pm today to the evening's guest charity. Tonight benefits The American Association of Zoo Keepers, Inc. (AAZK) - an international, non-profit interested in promoting animal keeping and animal care as a profession. Come drink for a good cause. Also, coming up on Thursday, February 27th will be a special Old No. 23 Barley Wine Vertical Tasting in the Wildcat Room. The tasting runs from 7pm to 9pm. [1604 S. Cascade, Colo. Springs, CO]

Fieldhouse Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - This up and coming brewery is working hard to be open in time for the upcoming Colorado Springs Craft Week April 27th through May 4th. They've been working on licensing and their new location. Stay tuned for more word on opening day as it approaches. [521 S Tejon St, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Rockslide Brewery & Restaurant (Grand Junction) - A reminder that coming up next week on Thursday, March 6th from 4-6pm at the brewery, Rockslide will be hosting a 20th Anniversary Keg Tapping Party. They will tap a special keg of their new Platinum Blonde with complimentary samples plus a free appetizer sampling. Stop in any time that day to enjoy their special "Throwback Menu" featuring some of their favorites at 1994 prices and $0.94 pints! [4th & Main, Grand Junction, CO]

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co (Edwards) - Tonight from 5:30pm to close is $2 pint night. Beers include: Hookiebobb, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, and more. All year-round beers are fair game. Plus, their FREE yoga series with lululemon athletica Vail Showroom and Local Joe's continues this Sunday at 5:30pm. Practice will be led by Kim Fuller & Bobby Lhereux, with DJ Lumidium spinning tunes throughout class. This FREE class is followed by FREE beer and FREE pizza! Make sure to reserve your spot. Classes fill up quickly! Email vail-showroom(at)lululemon(dot)com to sign up! [439 Edwards Access Rd, B-102, Edwards, CO]

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