Monday, March 17, 2014

Colorado Beer News 031714

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Saint Patrick's Day. It's one of the biggest beer holiday's of the year! Get your Irish on today and help support your local craft breweries, taverns, pubs and watering holes near you. While we may all not be Irish by heritage (my sympathies to ya if yer not) we can all enjoy an Irish tradition today and celebrate (responsibly of course) with a pint of our favorite brew. Sláinte!! Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, March 17th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

4 Noses Brewing Co (Broomfield) - Good progress to report on this upcoming brewery opening. As of Saturday, March 15th, 4 Noses Brewing Company has begun brewing their first batch of beer at their new brewery facility at 8855 W 116th Circle in Broomfield, CO. Follow them on Facebook and watch for word on when they plan to have their Grand Opening. Coming soon.

Blue Spruce Brewing (Centennial) - Centennial will soon be getting a new brewery. Blue Spruce Brewing is still waiting on their last city inspection approval before they can start brewing their first batches. Expect that to happen any day now. Once they start brewing you can expect them to open sometime in April 2014. [4151 E County Line Rd, Unit G, Centennial, CO]

2014 Denver International Beer Competition

Wonderland Brewing Co (Broomfield) - A second new brewery heading to Broomfield is also in the final stages of getting ready for opening. They are currently waiting to obtain their final licenses from the state and will then be able to get things officially rolling. Look for word from them soon on an opening date. [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

Ernie's Bar & Pizza (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] In just three weeks, the 2014 Craft Brewers Conference lands in Denver. In celebration, Ernie’s Bar & Pizza will launch a 30 female brewer tap takeover featuring females from all over the United States, with a focus on local female brewers. This unique tap takeover will kick off on Tuesday, April 8 when the majority of brewers will be on hand at Ernie’s to mingle with guests and enjoy some live blue grass music after a long day at the conference. The beers will remain on tap through Friday, April 11 and are expected to sell out fast! Ernie’s will donate 50 percent of the beer proceeds to the Pink Books Scholarship Fund to help send a female brewer to school. The Pink Books Society is an international professional association and a 501(c) 3 nonprofit whose mission is to inspire, encourage and empower women beer professionals to advance their careers through education. Their more than 1,000 members are the female beer industry leaders of tomorrow, and together they help to excite women consumers to select beer as their adult beverage of choice. [44th & Federal, Denver, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - Coming up March 21st through March 29th is Colorado Craft Beer Week and Station 26 is planning a series of beer releases just for that week. March 21st - Animal Cracker Porter (firkin), March 22nd - Wheat Wine, March 23rd - Coffee Vanilla Porter, March 25th Barrel-aged Hot Toddy Wheat Wine, March 26th - "Secret" pin (half firkin), March 27th - 2 different Cherrywood Smoked Red pins, March 28th - Single hop Mosaic Pale Ale, and March 29th - Single hop ElDorado Pale Ale. Plenty of variety for CCBW! [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

Two22 Brew (Centennial) - Normally, they'd be closed today, but in honor of St. Patrick's Day today they will be open for a special Happy Hour session from 3-6pm (get $2 off Green beer) and for Tacos & Trivia from 6-8pm today. Sláinte! [4550 S Reservoir Rd, Centennial, CO]

The Brew on Broadway (Englewood) - Since today is supposedly a drinking holiday, The BoB will be open today. For anyone who comes in and says "I am Irish" they'll get a Griffin Ryerish Redheaded Ale for just $4.00. Today everyone is Irish who wants to be. [3445 S Broadway, Englewood, CO]

Denver Beer Co (Denver) - It's not Irish, it's Scotch! Come try their "Scotch on Scotch", a Scotch ale aged in a spent scotch barrel. You know you want some. [1695 Platte St, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Echo Brewing (Frederick) - IN celebration of St. Patrick's day, they have green labeled beer growlers for sale. If you buy a green label growler today, you can get $2 fills all day today. Plus a Green Echo growler will also let you get $1 off growler fills for the rest of the month as well. Hurry, supplies of these green growlers won't last long. [5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO]

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont) - In less that 2 weeks, Left Hand will be hosting their 2nd annual Hops & Handrails Beer Fest and Rail Jam at the brewery on March 29th from 12pm to 5pm. There will be plenty of beer and some awesome snowboarding competition as well from their own custom built course. There will be 35+ breweries participating and some of Colorado's best snow riders. More details in the March Beer Fest Calendar. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Twelve Degree Brewing (Louisville) - Tonight the brewery will be tapping their Cerberus, a tart, cherry golden strong ale with a hint of brettanomyces character. If you're hungry, they've got a new jalapeno pizza on tonight. Plus, they'll have some live acoustic bluegrass music playing at 7:30pm. [820 Main St, Louisville, CO]

Bootstrap Brewing Co (Niwot) - No green beer here! But they do have a Skittish Ale and an Irish Red available today for St. Patrick's Day. Stop in for one. [6778 79th St, Niwot, CO]

Oskar Blues (Longmont) - Stop in at the Tasty Weasel Taproom today for St. Patrick's Day. They've got specialty tapping today including Boxcar Irish Stout, Whiskey BA G'Knight, and an extra special St. Patrick's Day lager being poured all day long. Plus, Old Chub on Nitro (who needs Guinness anyway). [1800 Pike Road, Longmont, CO]

Front Range Brewing Co (Lafayette) - Today for St. Paddy's Day they've got a small batch Irish Stout on tap. They'll even give you $1 off for wearing green today. Also, they have a beer called "Shaolin Mentusaur", brewed this time with Azacca hops bursting with pineappley scents. [400 W South Boulder Rd, Suite 1650, Lafayette, CO]

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - Coming up this Friday, March 21st at 5pm is their annual release of Samael's Oak Aged Ale. This is one big ABV brew, typically weighing in over 15% ABV. Avery will have this year's plus several vintages from their cellar of every single year Samael's were made. Adam Avery loves drinking wine and wanted to create a beer that captured the intensity of flavor, the wood aromatics, and the vanilla notes of Madeira, one of his favorites. So in 2006, Avery brewed a big English-style barleywine and aged it for 4 months with toasted and raw oak to get those desired aromas and flavors. And ever since, it has been a beer to look forward to. [5763 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - There is a new beer on tap as of this weekend. Stop in and try the new "Randy's Pale Ale". It's just one of 4 beers in their hoppy beer series currently on tap. And starting on Tuesday, March 18th, you can get $2.00 off on growler fills. Be sure to bring in your Broken Plow growler that day for the special.

Patrick's Irish Pub (Greeley) - Today for St. Patrick's Day you can get a 20oz Guinness for $6 from 12pm to 4pm, a 20oz Bass for $4 from 4pm to 9pm with a free Bass glass, and a 20oz Magner's Irish cider from 9pm to 2am with a free Magners glass. [907 8th Ave, Greeley, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Today is FREE BEER MONDAY! That is, get a free beer with every 64oz growler fill. Later this week: Trivia on Wednesday 7:30pm, Thursday is Happy Hour all day. And live music Thursday through Saturday. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) - What's in store this week at Crabtree Brewing? Today enjoy $3.50 pints. You can even add a splash of green if you like. The Giggling Greek will be on site at 5pm. Tuesday is Trivia Night at 7pm - win great prizes including beer. And on Friday they will be tapping another great firkin. This week it's an Amaretto Porter. [2961 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Come in and drink a Shameless Dry Irish Stout on nitro for St. Paddy's Day. This beer is only brewed once a year, so grab one before it's gone (cuz it's been on tap since Saturday and it won't last much longer). [1611 S College Ave, Suite 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Trinity Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Mark your calendar for this year's Saison Farmhouse Rendezvous 2014 - set for Saturday, April 19th at 12pm. It's their annual celebration of Saisons. Tickets go on sale on April 1st and are VERY limited, $45 presale or $50 day of (if any). Call the pub on April 1 to reserve yours. The beer list is unbelievable this year, and they will be posting brewers attending soon. 100% of revenue dollars is donated to the Colorado Brewers Guild. [1466 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colo. Springs. CO]

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Start off your St. Patrick's Day celebration with $3 pints of all their flagship beers from 3pm to 7pm today. [1604 S Cascade, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Roaring Fork Beer Co (Carbondale) - Opening weekend is almost here, but already both nights of Grand Opening are SOLD OUT! If you didn't get your ticket for their Grand Opening on March 28th and 29th, then you'll have to wait until Monday, March 31st to come visit them. They plan to have a Pale Ale, a nitro Pale Ale, a Belgian Blonde and a Spring IPA as their starting line-up on tap. [1941 Dolores Way, Carbondale, CO]

Ouray Brewery (Ouray) - Have a happy St. Patrick's Day today and wear your green. If you do, you'll get $1 off pints today. [607 Main St, Ouray, CO]

Carbondale Beer Works (Carbondale) - Today for St. Patrick's Day they have their Langer Irish Stout on special all night long, plus $5 shots of Jameson and a big Bangers and Mash dinner special. Enjoy! [647 Main St, Carbondale, CO]

BREW Pub & Kitchen (Durango) - For those looking for a special St. Paddy's day drink, BREW Pub & Kitchen is offering up a "Celtic Concussion". For $5 you'll get a pint of their coffee stout (Fiona) and a shot of Bushmills/Bailey's dropped into the pint. [117 W College Dr, Durango, CO]

San Luis Valley Brewing Co (Alamosa) - Over the weekend, SLVBC tapped their Grey Ghost Amber Ale. On tap now and coming soon to 22oz bomber bottles. Today, they celebrate St. Patty's Day with $2.50 pints of Valle Especial and Hefe Suave (both green beers today). Plus $3 shots of Bailey's Irish Cream and live music at 8pm. And tomorrow, March 18th, they will release their Spring seasonal - Western Wit. You can enjoy $2.50 pints after 5pm tomorrow for the release.

Out of State Breweries

Stone Brewing Co (Escondido, CA) - [PRESS RELEASE] On Friday, March 14, a devastatingly dank and über-fresh Stone Brewing Co. beer, Stone Enjoy By 04.20.14 IPA, was bottled, kegged and loaded on refrigerated trucks bound for IPA enthusiasts nationwide. For the first time ever, Stone is making the ultra-hoppy brew available in limited quantity to retailers (not dispensaries) in 40 of the states where Stone beers are sold. Stone Enjoy By 04.20.14 IPA features a massive profile of the resinous green buds (hops, not the other green buds), coaxed from a unique blend of 13 different hop varieties added throughout the brewing process. When combined, the deluge of hops creates nuances of peaches and tropical fruit qualities that are evident in the aroma, while the taste has an overwhelmingly sweet bitterness. [This beer WILL be available in Colorado.]

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