Friday, March 28, 2014

Colorado Beer News 032814

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Something on a Stick Day. Everyone loves a stick. Put something on a stick today. Whether it be a lollipop, a Popsicle, a paper windmill, a kebab, a sign - whatever! Celebrate with a stick and something on it. Tread lightly and carry a big stick with something on it. Sorry, you can't easily put beer on a stick unless that stick is helping you hold up a sampler tray of beer! It's the last two days of Colorado Craft Beer Week - go celebrate it! Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, March 28th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Looking for something great on tap? Today, Hops & Pie is tapping a keg of Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus. It's a blended Lambic beer brewed with raspberries. Those who love tart & fruity beers will not want to miss this special tapping. It tapped at 11:30am, so hope you get there before it's gone! [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub (Arvada) - This week Yak & Yeti tapped a Bordeaux barrel-aged Belgian Blonde called "Musee des Beer Arts. It's a big 7.5% ABV, 24 IBU dark blonde beer with strong wine characteristics and some Belgian fruit nuances. Next week on Thursday, April 3rd at 4pm, stop in to try "Devil's Wine". It's the 2014 Pro-Am Barleywine that will be entered in to the GABF Pro-Am competition this year. Then the next day on April 5th, they'll tap the "Rupee Red", an American Red Ale. This sessionable 4.9% ABV, 32 IBU brew is deep amber in color and has many malty additions to it and balanced out with Cascade and Centennial hops. [7803 Ralston Rd, Arvada, CO]

2014 Denver International Beer Competition

Blue Spruce Brewing (Centennial) - After receiving permission from the city, brewing has now begun at the brewery. They are planning to open sometime within the next few weeks. They are currently brewing a Honey Kolsch, a Red, a Pale Ale, and a Brown ale. Get ready Centennial! [4151 E County Line Rd, Unit G, Centennial, CO]

Bull & Bush Brewery (Denver) - Some new treats on tap today! Come try their Tank Town Brown Ale, an imperial brown aged in a Heaven Hill Wheated Bourbon Barrel (10.5% ABV). And also, a great Spring beer - Bull & Bush Colorado Kolsch (5.3% ABV). [4700 Cherry Creek South Dr, Denver, CO]

Lone Tree Brewing (Lone Tree) - Today as part of Colorado Craft Beer Week, LTBC is tapping a Coconut Brown Ale. It's their English Mild, brewed with a lot of toasted coconut. A Springtime treat! Live music tonight at 6:00pm and a food truck outside as well. [8200 Park Meadows Dr, Suite 8222, Lone Tree, CO]

The Brew on Broadway (Englewood) - Live music this Friday and Saturday night at The BoB from 7pm to 10pm each night. Enjoy a seasonal beer on tap including their Griffin Ryerish Redheaded Ale, Tuileries IPA, and Social Club Coffee Milk Stout. Coming up next Friday, April 4th is the release of their Shadyside Blonde IPA at 4pm. [3445 S Broadway, Englewood, CO]

Parry's Pizza (Highlands Ranch) - Remember that Avery Brewing Big Ass Tap Takeover at Parry's last year? Well it's coming back, this time only at Parry's Highlands Ranch location on Saturday, April 26th all day long. There will be a BIG variety of Avery beers on tap and also some very rare brews available only in bottles as well. This will be a great chance for beer geeks in the south suburbs to have the Avery taproom come to them. Be there and don't miss out! [9567 S University Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO]

Voss Farms Colorado (Arvada) - Hey hop head homebrewers! Want to grow your own hops this year? Voss Farms will be offering Chinook, Nugget and Centennial hop rhizomes for sale starting on the weekend of April 12/13 9am-3pm. Sold only at the hop farm location in Arvada. $3 each with discounts for purchases over qty 20. They have these hop rhizomes out of the ground and in their coolers now and more expected. Rhizomes will keep viable in a refrigerator for weeks in a ziplock with some moisture. So get your sunny, well drained planting locations ready now. Cascade and Willamette rhizomes are a "maybe" for availability. [13870 W 72nd Ave, Arvada, CO]

TRVE Brewing (Denver) - Their new beer labels are in and the staff has been busy filling bottles and applying labels on their 375ml bottles of Winter Zephyr Sour Black Ale. Their beer bottles are today's Beer Pic of the Day. (photo courtesy TRVE Brewing's Facebook page). Look for these bottles on local store shelves and in their tap room in a couple of weeks. [227 Broadway #101, Denver, CO]
TRVE Winter Zephyr Sour Black Ale

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] Copper Kettle Brewing Company is pleased to announce the expansion of their brewing system. They are expanding from a 3 barrel brewhouse to a brand new 15 barrel brewhouse with a custom copper wrapped boil kettle from Premier Stainless Systems. In addition to this, CKBC has acquired three brand new 30 barrel fermenters, a 30 barrel brite beer tank, and a high capacity grain mill and grain conveying system. “This will take our production capacity from 450 barrels in 2013 to a potential production level of over 3000 barrels.” – Jeremy Gobien –Head Brewer/Owner. The purpose of this new brewhouse is to allow for more year round and seasonal bottle releases and to supply the busy taproom with a wider and more consistent selection of beer. Copper Kettle Brewing Company currently bottles and distributes the “Mexican Chocolate Stout”, a dynamic stout with cinnamon, cacao nibs, and chili peppers. The company’s plan is to add two more year round bottles and another addition to the limited release barrel aged series. “Charlie’s Golden Strong”, a fine Belgian-style golden strong ale, and “Naja Imperial Red IPA”, a big, bold American Red IPA, full of intense hop flavor, are both slated for a late Spring release, and will be year round bottles for the company. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Rackhouse Pub (Denver) - Their currently location only has another week left before they close for a few months. They plan to move their location across the street to another building due to space needs. Stop in soon to wish their old location good bye. [208 S. Kalamath St, Denver, CO]

River North Brewery (Denver) - Tomorrow, March 29th, they will start releasing bottles of their J Marie Wine Barrel Aged Belgian-style Ale. There were just 1440 22oz bottles created of this brew. Who's going to get bottle #1? [2401 Blake St #1, Denver, CO]

Colorado Cider Co (Denver) - Starting today, they now have new tasting room hours! Fridays 4-7pm, and Saturdays 2-7pm. They will add Sunday hours starting in May (stay tuned). Try a hard cider today! [2650 W 2nd Ave #10, Denver, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing Co (Aurora) - Today's Friday Firkin is a Challenger Dry Hopped Irish Red. It taps at 3pm. Then stay tuned for late April when they plan to release an Aloha Biz Porter made with macadamia nuts and coconut. [15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO]

Wit's End Brewing Co (Denver) - To close out Colorado Craft Beer Week, Wit's End is happy to announce the return of Judge Whoppner, their Whopper-inspired imperial brown ale collaboration with Renegade Brewing Company. It's 9.5% ABV and is $6 in a short glass. They are open 2-8pm today. [2505 W 2nd Ave, Unit #13, Denver, CO]

Golden City Brewery (Golden) - Look for their Clear Creek Gold, Legendary Red Ale, and Revolution IPA to be canned and in stores by this summer! Just look for the bright gold, red and green GCB cans soon. [920 12th St, Golden, CO]

Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew (Denver) - Last September OMF took their Belgian Pale ale and threw it in an Infinite Monkey Theorem wine barrel with some brett for good measure. It's on tap right now and tastes fantastic (6.0% ABV, 65 IBU) - You might want to get in before they drink it all themselves. [2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Hops & Handrails (Longmont) - While it may be warm and sunny, that won't stop Left Hand Brewing from hosting the 2014 Hops & Handrails rest from 12pm to 5pm outside at the brewery in Longmont, CO. Come drink some great craft beer from lots of local breweries and watch some snowboarders do some fantastic tricks on the man-made course. Don't miss one of the last beer events of March. Tickets available at [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - On Saturday, April 12th from 12pm to 10pm, join in at The Pub at Boulder Beer as they celebrate the release of their brand new Imperial Black IPA! It's the start of their 35th anniversary celebration. Born in 1979? Sweet, so were they! Your first beer's on them. Roll the dice and get a 3 & 5 - win a beer! Plus, the first 35 people through the door will win a free beer! (Limit one beer per person.) Enjoy $3.50 12 oz. Black IPA's all day. The fun starts at noon. This event is FREE to attend and is open to the public. [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - The beer giveaway continues today. Every 20th beer they pour will be FREE! This deal is good all week for Colorado Craft Beer Week. Don't forget, you can now get growlers for take home in both 64oz and 32oz fills. As your server for details. [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - Today brings another Friday Firkin at Crabtree. They've taken their twisted wheat ale and added real strawberries for a "Strawberry Fields Ale". The firkin will tap at 5pm and should last the evening. [2961 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Compass Cider (Ft. Collins) - Their partner in business, Blossomwood Orchards has been busy on the western slope planting over 1,300 new cider apple trees. Blossomwood has the largest cider fruit orchard in the Rocky Mountains. Come try their limited release ciders now on tap - "Merriam's Reserve" and "Dabinett & Cap O'Liberty" in the Ft. Collins tap room. [216 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - Today at noon, Loveland Aleworks will tap their Peach Saison. It's a wonderful Springtime beer perfect for a day like today. Start off your weekend at the Aleworks. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Today at 5pm, Pateros Creek will be releasing their new "Howes It Hangin IPA" named after an old 1888 local murderer James H. Howe who was hanged in the streets of Ft. Collins. They'll be offering up $2 pints of this brew if you get there by 5pm. This is a dodeca-hopped (12 different hops) IPA and is gonna be intense! [242 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - This is the last full day to register to win one of two collectable bottles of Mountain Man - this beauty will age nicely in your cellar or taste great right now. Come in today and tomorrow until 2:30pm to register to win. Also, they are tapping their Bushmill Barrel Aged Angry Banjo, 8.0% ABV, at 3pm. today. Come celebrate Colorado Craft Beer week. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

New Belgium Summer HellesNew Belgium (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] New Belgium Brewing has released Summer Helles, the brewery’s summer seasonal. It was originally created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of both Telluride’s famed Bluegrass Festival and Rockygrass Festival. Due to its popularity at those events, New Belgium decided to give more people a chance to enjoy Summer Helles and made it the latest seasonal. The beer style, Helles, was born in the 1890’s in a Munich brewery and means “light” or “bright” in German. Summer Helles, a traditional German-style lager, is definitely light but has a substantial body with delicate malty flavors, perfect for summer. The aroma is full of fresh grains, spicy hops and sweet corn and honey reminiscent of Honey Comb cereal. New Belgium added some lager yeast to the brewing process to create a crisp finish with slightly fruity, apple-like esters that don’t mask the spicy, herbal hops and toasty malts. Summer Helles pours a bright gold color with a slight sheen and nice white foam.

The Mayor of Old Town (Ft. Collins) - On 4/1/14 at the Mayor, this could be the largest Funkwerks tap takeover in the history of Funkwerks!! This will be a social event/meet and greet and it starts at 6:00pm! No fooling. Beer Betties and Men's Club - Please RSVP here if you plan to attend: [632 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - Speaking of Funkwerks, rumor has it that they cleaned out their cellar. Brett Trois, Rum Barrel-Aged Deceit, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Quad, and Tropic King aged in Peach Whiskey bottles are now available in their taproom! They will go quickly. Get some! [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - In celebration of making it to Friday, Grimm Bros is going to tap their cask of Toffee Little Red Cap today. It's got a soft almond and toffee undertone with their award winning altbier. You'll want one.

Patrick's Irish Pub (Greeley) - Start your weekend off right with their FrIPA special today at Patrick's Irish Pub! Enjoy $1 off all of their IPAs and Imperial IPAs, including Stone Brewing Co. Enjoy By 4.20.14, Dry Dock Brewing Company Double IPA, Avery Brewing Company IPA, and Boulevard Brewing Company Pop-Up Session IPA. [907 8th Ave, Greeley, CO]

Southern Front Range

Trinity Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Stop by the pub tonight starting at 7pm to 11pm and check out the 6th annual Beers and Boards. Local artists are displaying their work on skate decks! [1466 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Roaring Fork Beer CoRoaring Fork Beer Co (Carbondale) - Today is the Grand Opening of Roaring Fork Beer Company. They are throwing a special Grand Opening 2-day party on March 28th and 29th from 5pm to 8pm each day. Tickets were selling fast for this opening event and may already be sold out. Check first before attempting to head up there. After the opening weekend, their normal hours will be Monday through Saturday 2pm to 8pm. They plan to not only run a tap room, but also package and sell their beer. Look for two of their beers in cans soon - Freestone Extra Pale Ale and Slaughter House Lager. Brewery tours will be available on Saturdays 12-5pm or by appointment. [1941 Dolores Way 81623, Carbondale, CO]

Elevation Beer Co (Poncha Springs) - Have you tried their Spring seasonals yet? They have their 2nd anniversary edition of 7437 Double IPA, Third Base Belgian Style Tripel, and Signal de Botrange oak barrel-aged Farmhouse ale now available through the end of May. Look for them now in stores. Also, don't forget their year-round offerings: 8 Second Kolsch, First Cast IPA, Little Mo Porter and Apis IV Quadrupel. [115 Pahlone Parkway, Poncha Springs, CO]

Western Colorado Craft Beer Celebration (Grand Junction) - Get excited for the 2nd Annual Western Colorado Craft Beer Celebration on Saturday, March 29th at the Edgewater Brewery in Grand Junction. Try out a wide variety of beers from Colorado craft brewers around the western slope. Participating breweries include: Telluride Brewing, Kannah Creek Brewing, 2 Rascals, Rockslide Brewing, Ouray Brewery, Colorado Boy, Palisade Brewing, Revolution Brewing, Copper Club and Glenwood Canyon Brewing. All proceeds will be donated to the Colorado Brewers Guild. Live music from Tight Thump and Retrospectacle too. Just $10 for unlimited tastings. Details at [905 Stuthers Ave, Grand Junction, CO]

Kannah Creek Brewing Co (Grand Junction) - Coming up on Tuesday, April 8th at 5:30pm at the brewery there will be a Craft Beer & Artisanal Pizza Pairing event. For $20 you'll start off with a beer of your choice at 5:30pm, then at 6:00pm you'll get to try 5 different pizzas each paired with a special beer. This event will be led by their brewers. Limited seating to 22 people. RSVP by calling 970-263-0111. [1960 N 12th St, Grand Junction, CO]

BREW Pub & Kitchen (Durango) - If you got to the brewery today and tell your bartender the secret word today "Mister Yellie McHornblower", then you'll get a beer at a significant discount! [117 W College Dr, Durango, CO]

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co (Edwards) - Tonight is their Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing to celebrate the last weekend of Colorado Craft Beer Week, presented by the Colorado Brewers Guild! The event starts at 5:00pm and will feature 5 of your favorite Crazy Mountain beers and 5 styles of Girl Scout Cookies. Each flight is only $10! The evening benefits the Girl Scouts of Colorado, Eagle County troops, so you can feel super awesome about helping the girls out while stuffing your face with amazing cookies and washing it all down with beer! [439 Edwards Access Rd, B-102, Edwards, CO]

Telluride Brewing Co (Telluride) - Tomorrow, Saturday March 29th, get 1/2 price beer for an Hour! The Travel Channel will be at the brewery filming a segment from 3-4on!! Come down and make some noise and get on TV! The only details they have been told is that Models in Bikinis will be riding snow bikes from town to the Brewery. Nuff said. [156 DEF Society Dr, Telluride CO]

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