Monday, April 7, 2014

Colorado Beer News 040714

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Beer Day (aka Session Beer Day). Back on this date in 1933, beer sales first started resuming once prohibition was lifted in the USA. However, it took until December 5, 1933 to fully repeal prohibition. Celebrate beer and your right to drink it today (21+ of course) by visiting your favorite taproom and enjoying your favorite session beer (below 5% ABV). Don't ever forget what Prohibition tried to do this country and why it failed. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, April 7th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

[CO Beer Festivals] -- [Beer Dinners] -- [CO Beer Releases]

Metro Denver

Station 26 Brewing (Denver) - Love firkin beer? Then check out Station 26's schedule of upcoming firkin tappings. Today they're tapping a firkin of Tripel dry hopped with El Dorado hops. Next Thursday, April 17th, they'll tap a firkin of Cream Ale with green tea. And finally on Thursday, April 24th, they'll tap a firkin of Centennial IPA dry hopped with Mosaic hops and conditioned with honey. They are also adding new seating to their front patio, upping the total to 66 seats facing south. They are also just expanded their fermentation capacity by 25% by installing an additional 15 bbl fermenter. Now they can ferment up to five 15bbl batches of beers simultaneously. [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing Co (Aurora) - Just tapped today at Dry Dock Brewing and soon to tap at every Old Chicago across the state is a Mexican-style lager loaded with fresh limes, dried limes, and Kaffir lime leaves called "Dry Dock Cool Lime Lager". The beer will be available through Cinco de Mayo and will be part of Old Chicago's Cinco de Mayo beer tour. [15120 E Hampden, Aurora, CO]

City Star Brewing - Berthoud, CO
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Craft Brewers Conference Events (Denver) - Here's what's happening in town related to the CBC:
- An Evening with Stone Brewing @ Cheeky Monk Belgian Cafe (6-9pm) - Join Co-founder and President Steve Wagner, Brewmaster Mitch Steele and other members from Stone Brewing Co. to properly start off the Craft Brewers Conference festivities. Rare Stone and specialty beers will be available, including Stone Cali-Belgique IPA aged in Red Wine Barrels and Stone Suitable for Cave Aging - An Imperial Smoked Porter Tribute to Danny Williams aged in Bourbon Barrels. Fans in attendance will be one the first to enjoy the brewery’s newest collaboration beer, Kyle Hollingsworth / Keri Kelli / Stone Collective Distortion IPA, before the official nationwide release. [534 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO]
- Dry Dock Beer Tappings - Barrel-Aged Wee Heavy at Dry Dock Brewing Company - [15120 E Hampden Ave. Aurora, CO.]
- Western Tap Takeover @ Barrels & Bottles at 5pm - Featuring the beers of Bonfire Brewing, Eddyline Brewing and Dry Dock Brewing. [600 12th St, Golden, CO]
- DC Brau, Surly Brewing & Cigar City Tap Takeover @ Highland Tap & Burger from 3pm to close. Around 36 rarely seen beers from these out-of-state breweries. [2219 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Crystal Springs Brewing (Louisville) - Crystal Springs Brewing announces the release of their Wuerzburger Beer - the first in their Original Series. The Original Series seeks to recreate the beers offered by the original Crystal Springs Brewing and Ice Company. Wuerzburger was first released circa 1903. Their friend, Rick Sinner, discovered a very detailed write up about Wuerzburger in a 1905 edition of the Daily Camera. From that description, they were able to develop a recipe for this beer - a helles bock. They used all Colorado malt from Colorado Malting Company and hops from Niwot Hop Farm to make their version. Excerpts from the 1905 Daily Camera article: 'The question "what is Wuerzburger" has been answered. It is the freshest, foamiest, liveliest, pleasantest beer seen in Boulder. Wuerzburger (pronounce the z as if it were a t.) would be called "hot stuff" were it not that it is always served cold. Wuerzburger is amber colored joy, dimpled loveliness, sweetly delicious nectar from the pure barley of Boulder County.' They will be releasing it on tap this Saturday, April 12 beginning at 1:00 PM. Later, they will also release it in 22 oz bottles. [657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO]

300 Suns Brewing (Longmont) - Tuesday, April 8th is Fun in the Sun Game Night at the brewery from 6pm to 8pm. Play games like Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, Ticket to Ride, Cards Against Humanity or bring in any game you would like to play. Learn to play something new! All while enjoying good company and fresh craft beer. [335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO]

Northern Colorado

Pateros Creek Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Join in for a session today to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition in the United States. The taproom will be open from 2-9pm today and the beer will be flowing. All session ales will be $3 and they will have 3 beers on their beer engine for $5. Regulator Mug Club members still get all beers off of the beer engine for $1 less and they will fill your mugs for $3 of any session ales! Haven't joined the Regulators Mug Club yet? Well, you can do that the day of and still get the deal. Ask your server. [242 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Monster Pub CrawlThe Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] The Fort Collins Brewery, along with Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern is excited to announce the kick-off of the first edition of the Malt Monster Bomber Series, Wallace WeeHeavy, with a Monster Pub Crawl Saturday, April 19th starting at 11 a.m. The Monster Pub Crawl, where Crawlers are encouraged to dress as their favorite Monster, is open to the public and free to participate, excluding beer. The Pub Crawl will start at Gravity 1020 at 11 a.m. with a Photo Booth event. Crawlers will also pick up their bingo cards from Gravity 1020 before heading down to the four other participating bars. The Mayor of Fort Collins will host a Malt Monster Costume contest at 2:30 p.m. Cranknstein and Tap N Handle will provide Wallace, WeeHeavy giveaways including pint glasses and t-shirts on a first come, first serve basis. The Forge Publick House will host a Kick the Malt Monster Keg event. FCB, along with the participating bars will be giving away an additional prize to the winners of the costume contest, kick the keg event and to the participants that receive the stickered pint glass and t-shirt. Crawlers that go to all five locations and get their bingo cards stamped can turn those cards into FCB within a month for one FCB pint and they get to keep the pint glass. [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - Here's a special that will make your Monday better! Stop in and you can get $2 off growler fills (64oz) and $1 off growlette fills today (32oz). Open today noon 'til 11pm. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - Beers & Birds! Here's your chance to work on your painting and drink some beers at the same time. On Thursday, April 24th at 6:30pm at Crabtree Brewing, Indie Arts Greeley will be on hand to bring you a night of painting and drinking. The evening will include 2 hand crafted beers, all the materials you need to create your painting, and instructions to make your artwork a true masterpiece. Sign up at the brewery. Cost is $30 per person. Guaranteed to be a fun time. [2961 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - Over the weekend, members of Funkwerks, 1933 Brewing Company, Horse & Dragon Brewing Company, Black Bottle Brewery and the CSU Fermentation Science class all got together and brewed up an exciting collaboration beer. This Belgian-style IPA will be ready in a couple weeks or so. Stay tunes on where and when you can try this amazing brew. [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Today they are tapping their Mango Habanero IPA. This flavor combo will amaze you! Also, it's Free Beer Monday! Get a free beer with every paid 64oz growler fill. Don't forget to come for Trivia night this Wednesday from 7:30pm - 9pm. ANd live music Thursday (You Knew Me When), Friday (Geoff Union Bluegrass), and Saturday (Strangebyrds) - all starting at 6pm. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

The Mayor of Old Town (Ft. Collins) - Just tapped within the last 24 hours - Russian River Consecration - ale with currants and aged n oak. Plus, Boulevard Chocolate Ale, and a keg of Avery Tweak - a stout with coffee added. Better get down there soon. [632 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Odell Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Announcing the new release of Loose Leaf American Session Ale. National Session Beer Day is today, Monday, April 7th. Odell is celebrating with Loose Leaf American Session Ale. Come by the taproom on today and they'll have live music from 4-6pm or you can now pick up a 6-pack of Loose Leaf at your favorite liquor store. Pilot brews currently on tap in their tasting room include: Town Pump Pale Ale, Nitro Cutthroat Porter, Nitro Lugene and Pucky Pie Brown Ale. Live music every Wednesday from 4-6pm. [800 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]


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