Thursday, April 24, 2014

Colorado Beer News 042414

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day. Your children probably wonder what you do for a living that takes you away from home. This is the day to show them all about the work you do. Bring them to work today and let them see first hand how you make a living. Granted, not every job is glamorous, but you might just pique their curiosity enough to let them want to know more later on. They might just want to follow in your footsteps. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, April 24th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - Stop in anytime Thursday through Sunday for their 4-day 3rd Anniversary celebration this week. They open at noon each day. Special releases, live music from 4 different bands, 6 different food trucks and over 13 different beers on tap. It's a party to help say thanks to all their patrons for supporting them over the last 3 years. Today's special tappings include: Rum Barrel Pumpkin Ale, Snowed In, and Well Bred. [1338 S Valentia St #100, Denver, CO]

Rockyard Brewing Co (Castle Rock) - Today marks the 15th Anniversary of Rockyard Brewing. Stop by and wish them happy anniversary and enjoy some tasty food and a fresh craft beer. [880 W Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO]

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Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - Speaking of anniversaries, Odyssey Beerwerks will celebrate their 1st anniversary with an anniversary party set for Saturday, May 17th. Many of your favorite food trucks, bands and beers from the past 12 months will be featured that day. Mark your calendars! [5535 W 56th Ave, Suite 107, Arvada, CO]

Parry's Pizza (Highlands Ranch) - Don't forget to stop in for the Avery Big Ass Tap Takeover this Saturday, April 26th at the Highlands Ranch Parry's Pizza location. Avery will have over 20 beers on tap including some rare brews like Tweak, Uncle Jacob's Stout, Coconut Brown, The Beast and more. The Colorado Craft Beer Show (AM 760) will be broadcasting live from 12pm to 2pm there as well. Members of the Avery staff will be on hand talking about their beers. The Big Ass Tap Takeover starts at 11am and goes all day long and will only be at their Highlands Ranch location this year. AleYeah members will be sent a tap list via email Friday evening. [9567 S University Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO]

Diebolt Brewing Co (Denver) - The brewery staff is in the final stages of kegging up their batch of Braggart's Brown Ale today and will be tapping it this Saturday, April 26th in their taproom. [3855 Mariposa St, Denver CO]

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Denver & Lakewood) - Ever had a Nitro Tiramisu Stout? You will today, but only if you stop by one of their tap rooms. CAUTION's latest Thursday ExBeeriment is creamy, silky, and decadent. You won't want to miss this latest small batch. Don't forget open mic night is at West from 7-10pm tonight as well! East opens at 4pm, West opens at 3pm. Plus, you have a few days left to help fill their food bin to help feed Colorado. Donate 5 cans of food to get a free beer! 10 cans = 2 beers. [Denver & Lakewood locations)

Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew (Denver) - Next Thursday (May 1st) OMF will tap Version Two of their never ending collaboration American Wild Ale with friends & neighbors The Populist! It's a sour, citrusy, funky beauty of a beer that's been living with brettanomyces in a red wine barrel for a few months. Beer taps at 4:00pm. Taste of the Philippines is doing the food and Scott Beck is spinning records. [2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO]

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Denver) - The brewers have been busy and will soon debut these following beers: Dreamweaver Double IPA, Whiskey Barrel-aged First Descent Old Ale, and several Small-batch Free Solo series single-hopped IPAs featuring one of several different hop varieties, and also an Imperial IPA. Actual dates will be announced very soon - Get thirsty! Just a quick 4 blocks from Coors Field. [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

The Industrial Revolution Brewing Co (Erie) - There are new business hours posted for the brewery starting this week. They will now be open on Wednesdays + Thursdays from 4pm to 9pm, Fridays from 4pm to 10pm, Saturdays from 12pm to 10pm and Sundays 1pm to 6pm. Stop in for a brew real soon. [285 Cheesman St, Erie, CO]

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - Don't miss out! Tickets go on sale tomorrow, April 25th at 9:00am Mountain Time for this year's 5th Annual Boulder SourFest to be held at Avery Brewing Company in Boulder, CO on Saturday, June 7th, 2014. Tickets sold out in a minute last year, so get your mouse buttons ready and head to Eventbrite tomorrow morning if you want a chance to go! All the best sour beers from Colorado, the region and the USA will be there. If you've never been - this is a beer fest not to miss! [5763 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO]

Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont) - If you haven't tried their Old Chub Nitro Scotch Ale in a can yet - you don't know what you're missing! Fermentedly Challenged visited the Tasty Weasel during the Craft Brewers Conference week and had one and it was amazingly smooth. Here's a YouTube video Oskar Blues put together showing just what an Old Chub Nitro does in a pint glass. Look for it in stores near you. [1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO]

Northern Colorado

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - A new beer release is scheduled for this Friday, April 25th at 4:00pm. Stop in to try their "Waves of Grain Amber". It's a celebration of our American heritage. This is a limited batch and won't last long. Also currently fermenting is a new Raspberry Wheat. Their recent Apricot Wheat release was a big success and will become a regular now in the taproom. It's patio season and they plan to have fun games available out there including a lifesize Jenga set and more. [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Odell Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Today at 4pm, Odell Brewing along with the Colorado State University's Brewing Science & Technology class plan to tap a collaborative beer they made together called "Spring Forward Belgian Bok Bier". The beer will be available at both the brewery and at the CSU Ramskeller Pub starting today. [800 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - This weeks Outlaw Tap for Thursday is one that is minty and chocolatey - it's a "Girl Scout Cookie" Stout. It's on tap now while it lasts - just 5 gallons. Get in quick and try some before it's gone. [242 N College Ave Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - Every Thursday night it is Cigar Night at Funkwerks. Bring your own cigar, but if you don't have one you can buy one in the taproom courtesy of Edward's Pipe & Cigar Shop who will be on hand. Meet outside starting at 4:30pm. [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - On Friday, Grimm Brothers will be releasing their next beer in their Odds & Ends Pale Ale series. This time they are emphasizing Centennial hops. This brew taps at 12 noon. [623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

The SourceNew Belgium Brewing (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] New Belgium Brewing Takes Over The Source, May 1-3. Pop up bar event will feature special beers and guests, concludes with a viewing of the Kentucky Derby. The Source, an artisan food market that occupies a former 1880’s brick foundry building in Denver’s River North District, will host a New Belgium Brewing takeover from May 1 – 3. The Source is home to Comida, Acorn, Crooked Stave, Boxcar Coffee, The Perfect Pour, and many other shops and stores. From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., New Belgium will feature a miniature tasting room complete with New Belgium classics, along with the brewery’s more esoteric Lips of Faith series, for sampling. On Saturday, May 3, The Source will show the Kentucky Derby races on a giant screen. Guests are invited to dress the part and spend their Saturday enjoying local food artisans and retailers, along with New Belgium beer. “This pop up bar is a great way for people in Denver to sample New Belgium beers and try some of our latest releases, along with some of our beers that are more tricky to find,” said New Belgium’s local Field Brander, Justin Patti. “The Source is a new generation urban market, which is why we think it’s the perfect place to host a takeover featuring some of our rarest beers. It’s going to be a great time, and the best part is that all sales and tips go to the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado.” Time: 11am - 10pm each day. Location: 3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO.

Southern Front Range

Trinity Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Starting next week, April 30th, Trinity Brewing will officially bring its beers to Oregon for the first time and specifically into the Portland, OR area. The fame of Trinity's beers is spreading! [1466 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colo. Springs, CO]

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Today at 5pm, Bristol Brewing will host their Maibock release party. Experience Maibock Fever yourself and enjoy one on their patio at the Bristol Pub. The celebration runs from 5pm to 9pm. It's a 6.2% ABV brew that's perfect for Spring. Then also this Sunday, April 27th starting at 11am, stop in for a special cask tapping of a single-hop IPA with Amarillo hops and dry-hopped with Centennial, Columbus & Simcoe. [1604 S Cascade Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co (Edwards) - HOUR CHANGE ALERT! Because Sundays are so darn pretty, Crazy Mountain is changing their Sunday business hours to take advantage of the sunset. The Tasting Room will now be open from 12-6:00pm, shifting opening and closing times back an hour. Come visit Morgan this Sunday for a pint or two! [439 Edwards Access Rd, B-102, Edwards, CO]

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