Friday, April 25, 2014

Colorado Beer News 042514

Colorado Beer NewsToday is World Penguin Day. Here's to our tuxedo'd feathered flightless birds of the Antarctic region. Not too many birds can survive cold like a Penguin can. It's a good day to watch "Happy Feet", dress up in a black tux, or visit these birds at your local zoo. Or better yet, find a bottle of Killer Penguin Barleywine (Boulder Beer) or Tactical Nuclear Penguin (BrewDog) and enjoy it outside a mild Spring day. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, April 25th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Blue Spruce Brewing CoBlue Spruce Brewing Co (Centennial) - Centennial's newest brewing will hold it's Grand Opening tomorrow, Saturday, April 26th starting at 11:00am. Last checked, they will have at least 19 beers and 1 cider on tap including 8 of their own beers: Honey Kolsch, a Pale Ale, a Red ale, a Brown ale, a Golden Strong, a Doppelbock, a IIPA, and an Apricot Blonde. Come hungry too as they also serve a full menu of food including appetizers, salads, burgers, sausages, some seasonal dishes and desserts. Please note: during this initial opening phase they will not be serving their signature Mazatlan-style entrees yet. Look for those to be added in May. Business hours: Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm. [4151 E County Line Rd, Unit G, Centennial, CO]

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Comrade Brewing CompanyComrade Brewing Company (Denver) - Speaking of grand openings, this new Denver brewery will also be opening its doors for business this Saturday, April 26th at 12 noon. They plan to have business hours: Wed-Thurs 12pm-8pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-10pm and Sun 12pm-8pm and closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Owner David Lin plans to open with 6 beers on tap: a Blonde Ale, an Irish Red, a Cream Stout with coffee, an India Pale Ale, a Pale Ale, and a special collaboration Cascadian Dark Ale. They will also sell brewery apparel and have growlers to go. For opening day, the Wikipita food truck will also be on site serving up Mediterranean-style pitas. Brewery tours will be available on the hour. Come check them out comrades! [7667 E Iliff Ave, Unit F, Denver, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - More information on their upcoming 1st Anniversary party May 17th from 12pm to close. In addition to the 9 or 10 beers they already have on draft, they'll be releasing five "Discovery Beer" throughout the day. Some are old favorites from the past year, some will be making their first appearance at the anniversary party. There will also be three food trucks (The Orange Crunch, Chuey Fu's, and Bubba Dukes BBQ) and live music (The Social Livers, The Prairie Scholars, and Jim Jamm Jimmy) to keep things rockin' throughout the day. They'll be drawing for prizes throughout the day, playing games and generally having a good time. Part of the parking lot will be closed off to give everyone a little more room to spread out. [5535 W 56th Ave, Suite 107, Arvada, CO]

Hall Brewing Co (Parker) - Stop by today after 3pm for a special firkin tapping. They'll have a new soured Imperial Red going that was made with some "interesting" additions. Try it, you'll like it. Then stop back on Saturday for their first ever Yahtzee tournament starting at 6pm. It's free to play and you'll get a chance to win some free prizes. [10970 S Parker Rd, Parker, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - 2 new beers today. Water Tower Wheat, a German style weiss returns, and today only it is $2.50 a pint all day! Also their Saison is available. This beer is 7.5% ABV and has a lot of flavors going on. Stop on down to Olde Town today! [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co (Broomfield) - Progress is being made towards opening their brewery. They just received their trademark registration today (after 17 months). They are also expecting three inspections to be done today. Hoping for good news from those and then opening day will be that much closer. Stay tuned! [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - What's new on tap for this weekend? How bout these: Barrel Aged XXX from Eel River, Crooked Stave's Surette, 3rd Base from elevation, Perennial's Ari, Stateside from Stillwater, Funkwerk's Dubbel, Breck Barrel Aged 471, Three Floyd's/Off Color Rat's In The Ashes & Decadent Double Hooch from Odell are all TAPPED! [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, Co]

Boulder County

Boulder SourFest (Boulder) - Tickets for the 5th Annual Boulder SourFest on June 7th at Avery Brewing Company went on sale at 9:00am today. They didn't sell out in a minute like they did last year. Instead, it took at least an hour to sell out all of the tickets thanks in part to limiting purchases to just 2 per person. Hope you got your tickets.

Echo Brewing Co (Frederick) - Don't forget their big 2nd Anniversary Party happening this Saturday, April 26th. They will have lots of special beers on tap, live music and even a big Slackline competition. They will also be doing giveaways and raffles including some tickets to the upcoming Front Range Rally on May 31st. Come have fun and spend the day at Echo Brewing. The party runs from 11am to 9pm. [5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO]

Twelve Degree Brewing (Louisville) - Returning to the taplines next week will be their Legal Nelson, a hoppy Belgian Golden Ale brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand. They will also be tapping a brand new Brett Saison. Until then, stop in and enjoy one of these beers on tap: Soleil Saison, Walter's White, Brabant Tripel, Roxx Rougge, Nemesis Dubbel, Sorach L'Orange, Treachery Golden Strong Ale, Cerberus Golden Strong Ale, Velour Fog Quadrupel, Coalesce Brett Saison, and Coalesce Framboise Brett Saison. [820 Main St, Louisville, CO]

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - Their Belgian-style Quadrupel "El Padre" was aged in añejo tequila barrels and just one barrel was kegged in June 2013. It takes today at 5pm when they release the last of the batch. 10% ABV - get some! [5763 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO]

Asher Brewing Co (Boulder) - New beer on tap today at this 100% Organic brewery. Stop in and try their Ginger Bomb in their taproom. [4699 Nautilus Ct, Suite 104, Boulder, CO]

New Brew Fest (Niwot) - Here's a festival that features only breweries that are 5 years or younger here in Colorado. It's the New Brew Fest and it will be held on Saturday, May 10th in Whistle Stop Park in Niwot, CO. There will be 26 New craft breweries pouring over 70 different beers for 4 to 5 hours of sampling time. Live music, food trucks and more. VIP tickets also available to get in 1 hour earlier (12pm). General admission is 12pm to 5pm. Tickets and info at:

Microbreweries for the Environment (Boulder) - The 22nd annual beer & music event is happening tonight at 8pm at the Boulder Theater. This event features 20 breweries, $2 pints, 2 live bands and proceeds to benefit 5 different causes. Get ready for a fun night. More info at [2032 14th St, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Stop in for a beer tonight and stay for some bluegrass music from David Richey and Jordan Ramsay of The Ruined Nation Boys at 6pm. Happy Hour lasts until 6pm today. There will also be some fresh baked soft pretzels available at the bar tonight as well. Happy Friday! [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Front Range Rally Beer Fest (Loveland) - The winner of last week's ticket giveaway is Christopher G of Denver! Thanks to all who entered. Want another chance to win a pair of general admission tickets? You've got it! Starting tonight at midnight, enter to win on our Giveaways page or on the Fermentedly Challenged Facebook page. The contest runs until midnight May 4th. We'll be giving away a pair of tickets every 8-9 days leading up to the festival on May 31st. Visit for festival details. VIP Tickets still available!

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - There are two beers being tapped today in the taproom. The first is the last of their floral series - Jasmin 3 Golden Hairs. Also try the new Odds & Ends Centennial beer. Time to get happy. Also, on Saturday April 26th at 2pm is their big Cookie Throwdown. Come help judge 13 different cookies that were all made with Grimm Brothers beer. This is a family event so everyone can pick the winner. Contest runs from 2pm to 5pm. [623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) - Happy Firkin Friday! Today's firkin is "Twist on Belgium" - it's their Twisted Creek Wheat with vanilla beans and coconut rum fermented on Belgian yeast! The tapping is at 5pm. For those of you who want to come in before the firkin, here's what's on tap today: Head Turner Blonde, ESB, Dearfield Ale, Twisted Creek Wheat, Peachtree Wheat, Serenity Amber, Boxcar Brown, Grave Digger, and Oatmeal Stout! [2961 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - There's a new beer being tapped today - Paul's ESB, an American-style ESB that's sessionable. It's described as having a nutty and biscuit flavor. It's hopped with Citra, Cascade and Falconer's Flight hops. Perfect for enjoying on the patio. Taproom is open tonight until midnight. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Today the brewery is tapping their very first lager beer named "In-famous". Enjoy this dark American lager by the pint. It's on tap right now. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

The Mayor of Old Town (Ft. Collins) - What goes well with the 100 beers they have on tap? Why a free huge pretzel with dipping sauce during FAC this afternoon. Stop in for a beer and a bite this afternoon. [632 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Now available - Just A Minor Threat Imperial IPA in 750ml bottles. Get one for $9.99 at the taproom (limit 1 per day). Also available at several stores across Northern Colorado. [1611 S College Ave, Suite 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - There are now more Plowshares Mug Club memberships spaces available. Come in, sign up for $25 and get 20oz pours instead of 16oz pours. There will be a 20oz mug kept for you at the brewery, plus each visit (1 per day) earns you credits towards free prizes. Stop in and enjoy a beer on their patio. [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Southern Front Range

Fieldhouse Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Good news for this new brewery soon to open in Colorado Springs. Fieldhouse Brewing just got their Federal license approval. But if you want to get an early taste of their beers before they open check out the event list at the upcoming Colorado Springs Craft Week set to start tomorrow and run through May 4th. Visit: [521 S Tejon St, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Copper Club Brewing Co (Fruita) - Their special release brew, Over The Edge (OTE) Imperial IPA, made in honor of the 19th Annual Fruita Fat Tire Fest, is now on tap. It's flowing and delicious! It clocks in at 8.5% ABV and 80 IBUs. They wish to thank Kannah Creek and Palisade Brewery on the hop assistance for this brew! [233 E Aspen Ave, Fruita, CO]

Bonfire Brewing (Eagle) - There's two open taps that will be filled later today at 4:30pm and 7:00pm. They won't tell us what beers will be going on tap as they want that to be a secret, so you'll just have to stop in to find out. They did reveal that they are beers they've never made before. So that narrows it down. [127 Second St, Eagle, CO]

Three Barrel Brewing Co (Del Norte) - Lots of new brewhouse is being installed into a brand new location that Three Barrel Brewing plans to open. They will be revealing the new location soon. Stay tuned. [586 Columbia Ave, Del Norte, CO]

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