Friday, March 21, 2014

Colorado Beer News 032114

Colorado Beer NewsToday is the start of Colorado Craft Beer Week. This is an annual week-long event sponsored in part by the Colorado Brewers Guild and is meant to highlight and honor the more than 215+ craft breweries in the state of Colorado. There will be lots of events being held between March 21st and March 29th at local breweries, beer bars and restaurants including beer releases, beer dinners, Meet the Brewer nights, March Madness and more. For more information and a complete list of events around the state please visit Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, March 21st, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Strange Craft Beer Co (Denver) - One outcome of the recent legal battle over the name "Strange Brewing" will force this brewery to change it's name slightly. Strange Brewing Company has filed to rename itself "Strange Craft Beer Company". At least they get to keep the name "Strange" as part of their business. They have a new website as well: Look for their logo to change as well on all media. In other beer news, they are tapping their Mango Belgian Golden today at their place and over at World of Beer Cherry Creek. [1330 Zuni St, Unit M, Denver, CO]

River North Brewery (Denver) - To kick off Colorado Craft Beer Week, River North will keep two barrel-aged beers on tap all weekend in the taproom! Today's choices are Whiskey Barrel J. Marie and B-Side Avarice. They'll also have Fried Pie Mama tonight, serving sweet or savory empanada-style pies. [2401 Blake St #1, Denver, CO]

2014 Denver International Beer Competition

Golden City Brewery (Golden) - Battle of the Schwarz! GCB is releasing their newest seasonal - Tangled Schwarz today at the tasting room. Brewers from GCB and Bottles and Barrels collaborated on this German style black lager. This session beer at 4.9% ABV balances slightly roasted, deep malty flavors with moderate hop bitterness. It is creamy and delicious! [920 12th St, Golden, CO]

Grist Brewing Co (Highlands Ranch) - Happy Hour at Grist just got happiers. They are now starting at 3pm instead of 4pm. They are also celebrating Colorado Craft Beer Week with a firkin tapping of Coconut Brown today. Also, East Coast Joes is on hand serving up great food. [9150 Commerce Center Cir, Suite 300, Highlands Ranch, CO]

Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) - Tomorrow is their Halfte Oktoberfest (halfway to Oktoberfest) celebration. They will release their Weisen-style Oktoberfest beer. Bring your mass, pull on your finest Bavarian garb and come celebrate. [8200 park Meadows Dr, Suite 8222, Lone Tree, CO]

Former Future Brewing Co (Denver) - Former Future is "Putin on the Fritz", a Russian Imperial Stout that is. That brew is now on tap. They're open tonight until 10pm. [1290 S Broadway, Denver, CO]
Colorado Craft Beer Week
Boulder County

J Wells Brewery (Boulder) - Just in time for the weekend - a new beer release! Stop in and try their "Lisa Red Ale". Just put on tap and waiting for you now. [2516 49th St #5, Boulder, CO]

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont) - It's back! Their English-style IPA - 400 Pound Monkey IPA - is now on tap in the Tasting Room. It's also available in 6-packs to go and enjoy at home. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Northern Colorado

The Mayor of Old Town (Ft. Collins) - Stop in today for FAC. Purchase an adult beverage and get a free stuffed pretzel. Also - The staff at The Mayor are excited to head out to The Fort Collins Brewery tomorrow morning to brew their next collaboration beer: 'Any Colour You Like'. It will be a Berliner Weisse brewed by members or our Pucker Club. Look for it sometime in April. [632 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - In honor of the first Friday of Spring, Loveland Aleworks is tapping a cask of Sorachi Ace IPA today in the taproom. Welcome to your weekend! [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - Today at 5pm they will tap another wondrous firkin. This week they're tapping an Amaretto Porter. Bet you'll want one to start off your weekend! [2961 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Southern Front Range

Great Storm Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Great Storm Brewing is holding a Homebrew Competition! [Announcement] "We will be accepting entries from May 21st 5 to 8pm. Any beer style is OK, and in the true spirit of GSB, beers need not adhere to BJCP style guidelines, but we’d like an idea of what style you think it generally fits. Keep in mind we are a small brewery and ingredients should be readily available from our suppliers. When you drop off your beer, you’ll need to list the ingredients so that we can be sure we can obtain them if yours is the winning brew. The judging results and prizes will be announced Wednesday May 28th taproom at 7pm. The winner will get the opportunity to brew a 1 barrel batch of his/her beer here on our system with the help of our brewers. We’ll buy the ingredients and put your beer on tap for as long as it lasts. While the winning brew is on tap the winner will receive free beer and big-time bragging rights. Judges will be the GSB staff. Our decision will be entirely subjective and final! We’re excited to see what you've got home brewers, so BRING IT!" [204 Mount View Lane #3, Colo. Springs, CO]

Paradox Beer Co (Woodland Park) - The Cherished 2014 & Trippel Double 2014 will be available, only in their Tasting Room, starting tonight at 4pm. Be the first on your block to try the newest versions of these Paradox favorites. [106 E Village Terrace, Suite 100, Woodland Park, CO]

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Plan to attend a Bristol Brewing Tap Takeover at Brewer's Republic in Colorado Springs on Wednesday, March 26th from 4:30pm til the beer's gone. They'll have Bristol beers up on all 20 taps including: Olde Ale, Smokebrush and 2 collaboration beers. Brewer's Republic is located at: 112 N Nevada, Colorado Springs, CO.

Mountains and West

Breckenridge Brew Pub (Breckenridge) - Their "Summit County Black Saison" is debuting tonight at the Breck Brew Pub and at the Collaboration Fest in Denver Saturday too! Copious amounts of German and Belgium dark malts along with Loads of Colorado ingredients including honey, hops, spruce tips, yeast & water! ABV 6.7%. [600 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO]

Tommyknocker Brewery (Idaho Springs) - Colorado Craft Beer Week is here and to celebrate you can get a Brat & a Beer for just $6. Order the Butt Head Bock Brat with Fries plus any regular beer for one low price. Or buy a pint and keep the glass for $6. [1401 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO]

Ouray Brewery (Ouray) - Gotta love tap list photos! Ouray Brewery is the subject of our Pic of the Day. Check out what's on tap today. (Image courtesy their Facebook page). [607 Main St, Ouray, CO]
Ouray Brewery taplist

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