Thursday, April 17, 2014

Colorado Beer News 041714

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Blah Blah Blah Day. This is the dreaded day each year where you need to take care of those things on your long list of household projects and chores that people have been nagging you to do. There's no getting around it - best to just get as many of those things done today as possible. Then you can procrastinate all you want tomorrow. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, April 17th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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

Please note: Many breweries, bars & restaurants may be closed for Easter this Sunday. Call ahead before you venture out.

Metro Denver

Colorado Craft Beer Show (AM 760 Denver) - The good folks at the Colorado Craft Beer Show are planning to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of their show this Saturday, April 19th with a live radio show broadcast at Lone Tree Brewing Company in Lone Tree from 12pm to 2pm. There they will unveil their anniversary beer that was brewed at Strange Brewing Company. If you can't be there in person, tune in to AM 760 Denver or listen online on iHeartRADIO (www.am760.net).

Comrade Brewing Company (Denver) - Denver is about to get a new brewery this month. Comrade Brewing Company is set to open its doors on Saturday, April 26th. They plan to have several beers on tap including: an American Blonde, an Irish Red, a Milk Stout, an IPA, an International-style Pale Ale, and a collaboration American-style Black Ale that they did with Thai Me Up/Melvin Brewing. Until the opening, check them out on Facebook and Twitter (@ComradeBrewing). [7667 E Iliff Ave #F, Denver, CO]

City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Epic Brewing Co (Denver) - Only in Colorado... Epic is sponsoring "Dankin' Donuts" this Sunday, 4/20. $4.20 gets you a pour of one of their special, danky firkins and a FREE Voodoo Donut! Donut supplies are very limited so get there early! Kick off one of Colorado's favorite holidays (and they aren't talking Easter here) with them at 11am before you head down to Civic Center Park. And to kick off the weekend, Big Kiwi Eats will be there on Saturday 4/19 with a special 'Smoke Out' menu - just because it's 4/20 in New Zealand! [3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

De Steeg Brewing (Denver) - Last night, De Steeg tapped three new beers and brought back one beer from the past as well. Stop in and try one of these: Citra Dark Ale, Dry Hopped Imperial Amber, or their Belgian Red. And from the past: Alley Ale.

BrüFrou Craft Beer + Culinary Pairing Event (Denver) - BrüFrou is this Saturday, April 19th and TODAY ONLY (April 17th) you can purchase tickets for 45% OFF! Use Coupon Code "thursday45" when you purchase tickets online and save 45% off your entire ticket purchase. Tickets can be purchased at: www.brufrou.com/blogfrou. There will be 70 craft breweries and eateries paired up for this special pairing festival at Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum. [7711 E Academy Blvd, Denver, CO]

River North IPA canRiver North Brewery (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] River North Brewery will release its second canned offering, River North IPA, on Saturday April 26th at 1pm in the Denver taproom. In an effort to offer this hoppy beer as fresh as possible, River North’s brewers will keg and can IPA less than 24 hours before the release party. IPA will join River North White in cans, providing Colorado adventure seekers with more options to fuel their outdoor endeavors. As with all their beers, the River North brewers put their own Belgian-style spin on this release, crossing pine and citrus American hops with yeast esters of white pepper and clove. The result is a Belgian-influenced red IPA like no other, coming in at 6% ABV and 55 IBU. River North will have IPA both on tap and in cans-to-go at the release. Four-packs of 16-ounce cans will cost $10. (Image courtesy River North Brewery) [2401 Blake St #1, Denver, CO]

Strange Brewing Co (Denver) - Today at 3pm the brewery will tap a Super Kriek firkin. This is a big 8% ABV 15 IBU brew and won't last long. This is their World Cup gold medal winner made in the Imperial style. Have one while you watch the Avalanche hockey playoff game on their screen tonight. Game starts at 7:30pm. [1330 Zuni St, Unit M, Denver, CO]

Kokopelli Beer Co (Westminster) - This Friday at 5pm as a kick-off to their Easter Extravaganza weekend, they will tap "Smokin' Jo", a smoked porter al. Proceeds from this beer will go to the Westminster Burn Fund. Also this weekend, bring the kids for an Easter egg hunt at 10am Saturday. Must register your child by 9am, plus a kids coloring contest all weekend long. Open Sunday 4pm to 9pm where house beers will be $1 off. [8931 Harlan St, Westminster, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - Today is perfect patio drinking weather. They plan to tap a firkin of Cream Ale with green tea today at 4:00pm. They plan to be open all weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 1pm. [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

Mountain Toad Brewing (Golden) - Today's tadpole tap has a special beer on it - a Craft Cream Ale. Perfect beer for this nice Spring day. [900 Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

Boulder County

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (Lyons) - The original home of Oskar Blues in Lyons is celebrating their 17th Anniversary this Saturday, April 19th. They will have two special groups performing: Halden Wofford & The Hi*Beams and also Bonnie & The Clydes. There will be food & drink specials available, including all your favorite Oskar Blues beer all night long. The cost for attending this event is $10. Stop in and help them celebrate. [303 Main St, Lyons, CO]

Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) - Today is a great day for the release of one of their spring seasonals, Honey Nut Blonde Ale. It was brewed with Colorado honey and aged on whole almonds. Get it today starting at 4pm! [5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO]

CHUBurger (Longmont) - Tomorrow, Friday April 18th, is DANK BEER SHOW DOWN DAY. Stop in and try 4 of the stickiest Imperial IPAs around. Ask for one who you order. [1225 Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont, CO]

Northern Colorado

Win 2 Free Tickets!Front Range Rally Beer Fest (Loveland) - The ticket giveaway continues today. Register to win 2 FREE General Admission tickets to the May 31st beer festival at the Loveland Food Share in Loveland, CO fro 2:30pm to 7:00pm. Visit the GIVEAWAYS Page on Fermentedly Challenged and sign-up to win tickets. The winner will be chosen and announced on April 25th on the blog. Many ways to earn multiple entries by visiting and following various sponsors. First drawing ends April 23rd, 2014. A pair of tickets will be given away each week now through the end of May. Sign up each week for your chance to win a pair of tickets (a $70 value). Taste beers from 40 different breweries. Several local food trucks will also be on site. Live music and more. [2600 N Lincoln Ave, Loveland, CO]

Freedom's Edge Brewing (Ft. Collins) - New beer release today in Ft. Collins - "Blood Orange Imperial IPA". Here's how the brewery describes this beer: "Don't be fooled by the inviting reddish/ orange color, or the delicate citrus/ hop aroma. When this one hits your lips, be prepared for a flavor explosion and an all out assault on your taste buds." It was brewed with orange peel, coriander, blood oranges and plenty of American hops. Stop in and try a pint! [224 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - Don't forget that tonight the brewery is debuting their "Dr. Pat's Double IPA #12". This batch has a lot more hop aroma - twice the amount of dry hopping too. Grab a glass and join in with their Open Mic Night that starts at 5:30pm. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Patrick's Irish Pub (Greeley) - For their Craft Thursday special, Dry Dock Brewing Company Wee Heavy is just $2! The Irish Session starts around 7 pm and don't forget to buy your tickets to the Cellar Tasting happening this Saturday from 2-4 pm. They've got some incredible beers lined up, Kaelyn from MouCo Cheese Company will be pairing various cheeses with the beers, and all attendees are automatically entered into the drawing to win a bottle of Westvleteren XII! All that for just $15. Buy your tickets in person at the pub or online on Eventbrite. [907 8th Ave, Greeley, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Every season has its seasonals and Grimm Brothers has several seasonal beers on tap that you'll want to try if you haven't yet already. Stop in for one of these: Nitro Bastogne Red Ale, Iron John Milk Stout, Bearskin Irish Dry Stout, Gustavus Litchenhainer or Once Upon a Time 14 Flogen Flagen Bier. That plus their regular year-round brews. Prost! [623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Grab $1 off pints of their "Not the Irish" Red Ale on Nitro tap tonight and watch the Avs playoff game. Pizza comes at 6pm - grab a slice while it lasts. Taproom opens at 1pm today. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - For today's Outlaw Tapping they've come up with a brew called "Cop Car". It's their Best Bitter made with Doughnuts! So tasty it should be illegal. On tap now. [242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - This Saturday, April 19th, Funkwerks will be releasing White - a malt beverage with spices. The brewer describes it as this: "This Belgian Style Wit is refreshing with ample character. The opaque pale color and voluminous white head results from a high percentage of raw wheat used in the recipe. Aroma is of orange zest and ginger combined with hints of chamomile and coriander. Flavors of lemon and orange citrus are complimented with a pleasant spiciness. The addition of raw oats gives the mouthfeel an interesting creaminess, yet finishes dry with a supple tartness." [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing (Loveland) - Their Amber Ale release is next Friday, and they need YOUR help in deciding a name! The winner receives a FREE growler fill to take home and a FREE pitcher to enjoy in house. Submit your name idea on Facebook, privately message them, or bring it tonight and play ‪‎Geeks Who Drink‬ at 7:30pm and your 1st PINT (when the quiz starts) IS ON THEM! Playing the trivia quiz is free, with a bunch of chances to win FREE BEER. [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd Unit 9, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Paradox Beer Co (Woodland Park) - There's a preview cask tapping tonight at 5pm: "de Coup" Biere de Coupage. Get $5 pints until it's gone. This yet to be released Paradox beer is made by carefully blending a one year old, Puncheon barrel aged, Golden Saison with a much younger and freshly Strisselspalt dry-hopped, Amber Saison; with both fermentations completed using their proprietary blend of house strain Brettanomyces and Farmhouse Ale yeast. The result is vibrant, complex and balanced. [106 E Village Terrace, Suite 100, Woodland Park, CO]

Shamrock Brewing Co (Pueblo) - Now on tap! Their "Foot Burner IPA" is now available. This 6.8% ABV brew was made to remind their brewers to pay attention. From now on this beer will be released every year in mid-April on the anniversary of the “foot incident”. This beer will showcase hop aromatics and leave the bitterness behind. After all, it is not healthy to be bitter about past incidents. [108 W 3rd St, Pueblo, CO]

Rock Bottom (Colorado Springs) - Come in to Rock Bottom Easter night from 7pm-9pm for a chance to win the $100 gift card raffle. Everyone that sits in the bar area will also get an Easter egg with free beer or free schwag and 1 ticket to the raffle in it! Plus, every BEER you order from 7pm to 9pm will get you another raffle ticket for the drawing! So skip the hunt and drink a beer! [3316 Cinema Pt, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Pagosa Brewing Co (Pagosa Springs) - On-tap now exclusively at Pagosa Brewing Company is a collaboration beer called "We' Heavy Ale". It was brewed along with the help of Rockyard Brewing Company of Castle Rock. It's a big 8% ABV malty brew and is also available in 22oz bomber bottles. Individual draws are $5. Stop in for a pint. Also check out their other brews on tap at: pagosabrewing.com/brews/on-tap-now/ [118 N Pagosa Blvd, Pagosa Springs, CO]

Crazy Mountain Brewing (Edwards) - While they will be closed for Easter Sunday, starting the next Sunday, April 27th, they will have extended Sunday hours from 12pm to 6pm. That way you don't have to rush over to get there before 4:30pm.
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