Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Colorado Beer News 041514

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Tax Day. It's that dreaded time of year when all of our tax forms are due and it's either time to pay up, file an extension or finally get that refund we've been hoping for. If you've put off doing your taxes until now better get moving or else Mr. IRS Agent may come a knockin' on your door. One good way to get some tax relief is to drink a fresh craft brew when the paperwork is done. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, April 15th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Living The Dream Brewing (Littleton) - Progress is being made towards opening this new brewery in Littleton. Jason and Carrie Knose are planning to open with a 7 barrel brewhouse and have 49 barrels of fermentation capacity initially. Right now, they are targeting a June 2014 opening. The final date will be set in the near future. They are hoping to wrap up all of their licensing this week. Their taproom will have large roll-up garage doors and will be accessible by bike via the Highline Canal Trail. [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

Rockyard Brewing (Castle Rock) - This week's Jellyman's Deviation tapping is called "Panthor", a black raspberry Merlot Munich Helles. It will be tapped this Friday, April 18th at 4pm until it's gone. This brew is semi-opaque with a purple head and has the aroma of dark fruit and bread. Tread slowly as this one weighs in at 8.5% ABV. Savor it by the Tulip glass. [880 W Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO]

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Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - FREE BEER every Tuesday when you buy a growler fill. Offer good all day on Tuesdays. Also enjoy Happy Hour 3pm to 5pm. They are open until 9pm. Luck Dog Food Cart will be back at the taproom tonight as well. [5535 W 56th Ave, Suite 107, Arvada, CO]

Parry's Pizza (Highlands Ranch & Castle Rock) - On Wednesday night, April 16th at 6pm get twisted over at the Highland's Ranch Parry's location with the Twisted Pine Brewing Pint Night. If you miss that - no worries - you can catch a 2nd Twisted Pine Pint Night at their Castle Rock location on Friday also at 6pm. Ale Yeah! [9567 S University Blvd, HR or 5650 Allen Way, Castle Rock, CO]

Denver International Beer Competition 2014 (Broomfield) - Last week, there was another big beer competition in town and it wasn't the World Beer Cup. It was the 5th annual Denver International Beer Competition. This year, they awarded 108 medals in over 41 beer style categories and Colorado breweries ended up taking 25 medals in total. Check out all of the local winners in this Winner's List posted today.

AC Golden Brewing Co (Golden) - [PRESS RELEASE] Colorado Native Lager, Colorado’s only homegrown beer, is offering free tree saplings to Coloradans who want to help regrow Colorado.
After several years of devastating wild fires and beetle infestation, and last year’s 100-year flood, the state’s forests and urban areas have lost millions of trees. To celebrate Arbor Day, which is Friday, April 18 in Colorado, and to help regrow Colorado, locals can join Colorado Native’s club, The Brew Crew, and request a free Blue Spruce sapling be sent to their home for planting. The Blue Spruce saplings, about 1½ years old, were grown by and purchased from the Colorado State Forest Service’s Seedling Tree Nursery in Northern Colorado. The trees come ready to plant. The Blue Spruce is Colorado’s state tree and is well suited to the local environment. To receive a sapling, go to www.coloradonative.com during April and click on Brew Crew. There is no cost to join the club. Members receive free gifts and special offers like this one. Last month, Brew Crew members were able to join Colorado Native’s legion of volunteer hop growers and receive a free hop rhizome. Members can grow and harvest their hops for inclusion in a Colorado Native brew in the fall.

BrüFrou Craft Beer + Culinary Pairing Event (Denver) - BrüFrou is this Saturday, April 19th! There will be 70 craft breweries and eateries paired up for this special pairing festival at Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum. Tickets are still on sale. Beers from 40 different breweries. Tickets and info at: www.brufrou.com.

Boulder County

Left Hand Brewing Co (Longmont) - Cure those Tax Day blues by stopping in for a beer. This evening, join Left Hand at their tap room for $2.50 pints of Milk Stout Nitro and Sawtooth Nitro. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) - Now that Spring has sprung it's time to release their seasonal Honey Nut Blonde. Stop in this Thursday, April 17th when they'll tap this refreshing blonde ale brewed with honey and aged aon toasted almonds. [5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO]

Upslope Brewing (Boulder) - Their fermentation tanks are busy preparing the next upcoming batches of beer. Here's what's currently in the works: Belgian Dark Strong Ale collaboration with BRU, an Oktoberfest, Spaced Out Blonde collaboration, Rye IPA, IIPA and a Saison. Look for these soon on the taps at Upslope. [1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO]

Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont) - For a limited time, you can now buy Oskar Blues 12 packs in stores that come with a special bonus attached - a free music CD with the new album "Let It Go from The Infamous Stringdusters. Look for them now at your favorite beer stores. [1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO]

300 Suns Brewing (Longmont) - Grats to 300 Suns for winning a Gold Medal in the 2014 Denver International Beer Competition for their Cap'n Long ESB. Stop in today and try this award winning beer! [335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO]

Kettle & Stone Brewing Co (Boulder) - Stop in this weekend for a one time limited release of their Bolder Imperial Bold Ale in bomber bottles. These bottles will perhaps become collectors items as they are being forced to change the name of the brewery in a couple weeks (thanks to Stone Brewing of California). This weekend start five days of bands and food trucks. Buy the last of the old Kettle & Stone gear before that name disappears! [6880 Winchester Circle, Boulder, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - It's Barrel-aged Tuesday at the Boulder Beer Pub today! They're tapping a barrel-aged version of their Cold Hop British-style Ale today at 4pm. Unwind after filing your taxes. [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

4 Noses Brewing Co (Broomfield) - Their tap room opening is just around the corner. But, you can still try their beer this Thursday! 4 Noses will be pouring their Bareback Blonde and "Make My Day" session IPA at Brothers BBQ in Broomfield this Thursday, April 17th starting at around 5pm. Look for word on their official opening day soon. [8855 W 116th Circle, Broomfield, CO]

Northern Colorado

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - It's going to be a busy week for beer releases at High Hops this week. On Wednesday, April 16th at 5pm they'll tap a firkin of "Archer's Ale", an oak-aged IPA with Warrior hops. Then on Thursday April 17th at 5pm, they've improved on batch #11 and are releasing Dr. Pat's #12, a double IPA with double the Citra aroma. And finally on Friday, April 18th at 6pm, they'll tap the final product of their recent homebrew class - it's their "Brewclass Blonde". Plus, food trucks every Thursday through Saturday night. Open Mic night on Thursday and live music Friday and Saturday night. Closed this Sunday for Easter. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - In honor of Tax Day, Broken Plow says "Finish your taxes and get in here!" They will give away a FREE BEERS today. Every 15th beer poured today will be FREE. It could be your lucky day. If not, you could always spend some of that tax refund there. But if you owe money to the Government, a beer might help ease the pain. [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Today marks the bottle release of their orange blossom honey wheat beer "Thinking of Something Orange". Stop in and pick one up and celebrate finishing your taxes. They will even pour you a glass of it for just $1 today! Also ladies - the Verboten Sisterhood meets tonight at 6:30pm to discuss Big Brew Day - May 3rd. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Join FCB this Saturday, April 19th at 11am at Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern @ FCB for the Monster Pub Crawl in Fort Collins, CO. Dress as your favorite monster and celebrate the seasonal release of Wallace, WeeHeavy - part of their Monster Bomber Series. The monsters will then visit (in no particular order) The Mayor of Old Town (costume contest), The Forge Publick House (Kick the Keg event), Tap & Handle (T-shirt giveaway), and Cranknstein (pint glass giveaway). This event is free to participate in. [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Hurry - now through April 30th you can sign up for their 2014 Regulators Mug Club. Your $50 membership includes: $4 22oz pours, 15% off merchandise, Four 1/2 off growler fills per month, $4 pints for friends and family, and a laser engraved mug to take home. Don't wait til May - then this offer is gone for another year. [242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Odell Brewing Company (Ft. Collins) - This weekend marks the return of one of Odell Brewing's favorite seasonal beers. St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale returns this weekend. Look for it in stores near you very soon! [800 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Fans of their "Just A Minor Threat" Imperial IPA take note. They are doing a bottling run of that popular beer today. It weighs in at a hefty 11.7% ABV. Look for their 22oz bottles of this in stores very soon! In the meantime, stop in for a pint in their brewpub. [1611 S College Ave, Suite 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - Cigar lovers take note! Funkwerks Cigar Night is starting this Thursday! Funkwerks are teaming up with Edward's Pipe & Cigar Shop to start a Cigar and Beer Night at Funkwerks every Thursday. Edwards will be there to discuss cigars and beer! They will also have cigars for sale in the taproom. This weekly event will be weather permitting as it takes place outside. It's Colorado, and you never know what to expect. However, cigar smoking will always be allowed on Thursdays, rain or shine! [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Trinity Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Everyone knows that doing taxes is never fun (unless you're a CPA perhaps). So to help ease the day that everyone loathes, stop in and have a Trinity beer, and when you do you'll get a FREE strip of bacon! This has become a regular Tuesday thing from 4:30pm to close. [1466 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Dillon Dam Brewery (Dillon) - Up in the Dillon area for Easter Sunday? Stop in for Easter Brunch and Dinner at the brewery. They'll be serving Brunch from 11am to 3pm and a special Easter Dinner from 5pm to 10pm. Pair that with an Exit 205 Session Ale if you wish. It's a very light blonde ale with citrus flavors. [100 Little Dam Rd, Dillon, CO]

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival (Telluride) - Tickets are now on sale for the 21st Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival set for September 12-14, 2014. Currently, they are selling just 3-Day, Juke Joint (late night shows), and 4-day camping passes. Single Day passes will go on sale June 20th. More info at www.tellurideblues.com.

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