Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Colorado Beer News 042914

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Zipper Day and National Dance Day. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, April 29th, 2014. Two totally different and separate "holidays", but if you combine the two, it's a day where you can dance like crazy, but just be sure you don't do it with your zipper down. That normally happens if you've had too many beers. Otherwise, keep zipped up and stay light on your feet today. 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]

Metro Denver

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - There's a beer release today. They are bringing back a returning seasonal today - Palm Tree Caribbean Lager. This brew is reportedly light, refreshing and will remind you of relaxing on a tropical beach. It also is one of the beers included in their Tuesday Growler Fill special. Buy a growler fill and get a free beer. [5535 W 56th Ave, Suite 107, Arvada CO]

4 Noses Brewing Co (Broomfield) - It's happening! They've set the date for their 1st soft opening - Thursday, May 8th. Look for them to have their Bareback Blonde, Proboscis Pale Ale, Make My Day session IPA and an Imperial Stout on tap - perhaps others. [8855 W 116th Circle, Broomfield, CO]

City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - April "Blonde Ale" Cask Month wraps up on April 30th with a cask tapping of their special "Sex on the Beach Blonde Ale". This brew was made with peach schnapps, cranberry and orange peel. It'll tap around 3pm. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

River North Brewery (Denver) - Tomorrow, April 30th, for their Wayward Wednesday tapping, River North will offer up a Session Barrel Wit. This is River North's White aged in 3 different types of barrels, then blended. This is a draft only beer, and the first keg taps at 3pm Wednesday. [2401 Blake St, Denver, CO]

Locavore Beer Works (Littleton) - Progress is being made towards opening this new brewery in Littleton. Today they unloaded lots of new gear for their brewhouse. They hope to open sometime this summer. [5950 S Platte Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO]

Blue Spruce Brewing (Centennial) - Come visit the new brewery! They are holding Happy Hour every Monday through Friday from 4pm to 6pm where you'll get $1 off all beers and wines and select appetizers. Check out the pictorial review. [4151 E County Line Rd, Centennial, CO]

Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub (Arvada) - And now for something completely different. Chocolate Frosting Stout is back on tap. They served this at their GABF booth last year and it was out-selling the Chai Milk Stout (if you can believe it!). Designed with inspiration from brewer Adam's mom's chocolate frosting recipe. Come get some! [7803 Ralston Rd, Arvada, CO]

Two22 Brew (Centennial) - Today in the brewhouse the brewmasters were busy creating a batch of a summery peach brew. Look for that soon. In the meantime, stop in and try an American Pale Ale (APA). It's back on tap. Plus it is Tacos and Trivia night starting at 6pm. [4550 S Reservoir Rd, Centennial, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - What's new on tap this week at Hops & Pie? Try these out on your next visit: Pliny The Elder from Russian River, Lonesome Dove from Sun King, Hop NoTch from Uinta & Perennial's Imperial Chocolate Mint Stout. Come thirsty (and hungry too). [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Lakewood) - A firkin has been tapped today that was made with a blend of clementines and their Honey Matrimony ale. Come party with Caution.

Boulder County

Front Range Brewing Co (Lafayette) - Stop in and try their Honey Lavender Wheat. It's not perfumy, rather a nice blend of wild flower honey and lavender. Light and refreshing with a touch of vanilla. Sessionable too. [400 W South Boulder Rd, Lafayette, CO]

Northern Colorado

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - It's another fun-filled week at High Hops starting off this Wednesday at 5pm with another firkin tapping. This week's firkin is "Growing Saison", a light Belgian-style ale. Food trucks will be on site Wednesday through Sunday and live music Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Sunday features three different music groups from 2pm through 9pm. Enjoy a beer on their patio and watch the hops grow. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Abundant Waters LTD (Greeley) - Some secrets stay hidden, but not for long. Greeley has a new production-only brewery as of last week. Abundant Waters LTD is a very small nano-brewery that packages all of their beer in 750ml bottles. Currently, they only have their beer in stores in Greeley, but hope to soon branch out further into Northern Colorado. Have currently offer two different brews: International Summertime Celebration Ale, and Old Blondie. They are located in a business park about 1 mile east of the University of Northern Colorado campus. Currently they have no plans for a taproom. This becomes the 5th brewery in Greeley. [2015 2nd Ave Unit I, Greeley, CO - production only]

WeldWerks Brewing Company (Greeley) - Greeley is getting another new brewery later this year. Three partners, Neil Fisher, Colin Jones, and Kristen Allen plan to open WeldWerks Brewing Company by the end of 2014. They plan to start out big with a 15 barrel brewhouse and a tap room. Target opening will be either late November or early December. They have acquired a location at 508 8th Avenue in Greeley, CO - just a few blocks away from Wiley Roots Brewing Company in the downtown area. This will become the 6th brewery in Greeley with another brewery planning to open around the same time (Three Spires Brewing Company).

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Today and tomorrow are the last days to sign-up for a Regulators Mug Club membership! $4 = 22oz. pours for you, personalized mug, pint deals for friends and family, and other great deals for the rest of the year are all yours for just $50! They won't have this back until next year so don't miss out! [242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - Today's Tuesday special - get $2.00 off a growler fill today. Open your sails and let the wind blow you in for that one. [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

1933 Brewing Company (Ft. Collins) - Good news 1933 fans - they've got another batch of their oatmeal stout "The Enforcer" back on tap today. Stop in for a pint. [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - 10 beers on tap for today. This Friday's firkin will be a Cascadian Horizon IPA. It taps Friday at 5pm. Plus, stay tuned for a special beer release on May 8th. Rumor has it this beer is golden in color and uses the number 8 as its magic number (could it be a new batch of Golden 8?) Stop in May 8th to find out. Don't forget Beer and Trivia tonight at 7pm. [2961 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Happy Hour pricing starts at 5pm today. Get $3 pints til 8pm. Plus, NEW BEER ALERT: A new beer designed & crafted by their own brewer Trevor Lovato, ETERNAL SPRING. Releasing this Friday May 2nd at noon. This is a Session beer with amber highlights and a soft citrus finish. [623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Front Range Rally Tix GiveawayFront Range Rally Beer Fest (Loveland) - With just about a month to go before the festival, Fermentedly Challenged is giving away another pair of tickets FREE now through midnight May 4th. The first giveaway was so popular that we're doing it again weekly up until the festival. Visit the GIVEAWAYS page on Fermentedly Challenged and sign up FREE. The winner of this week's contest will be announced on Monday, May 5th. Front Range Rally is set for May 31st from 2:30pm to 7:00pm and will have over 40 breweries, 10 food trucks, 2 live bands and all proceeds go to benefit the Food Bank for Larimer County. Good luck - the winner might just be you! Fest info: www.frontrangerally.com [Festival location: 2600 N Lincoln Ave, Loveland, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Blow into the taproom today for $3 Irish Reds on Nitro (all day long). Stay for the 6:30 p.m. meeting of the Verboten Sisterhood. They are finalizing their brew for Big Brew Day this Saturday! Homebrewers - are you coming to brew with Verboten? [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Steel City Brew Fest (Pueblo) - The city of Pueblo is going to be throwing a big celebration this year. Along with the annual Boats, Bands and BBQ festival, they are adding the inaugural Steel City Brew Fest on June 7th, 2014 along the historic Arkansas Riverwalk. They are currently seeking more breweries to participate. In addition, they are also conducting a homebrew competition sponsored by the Steel City Brewers club. If you wish to enter your beers into the competition, head to their event website: steelcitybrews.com/comp/. And for more info on the brewfest visit: puebloriverwalk.org/steel-city-brewfest/.

Trinity Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Did someone say BACON? Yup, it's that time of week again. Order a Trinity beer and get a free bacon strip! Deal good every Tuesday from 4:30pm to close. [1466 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colo. Springs, CO]

Phantom Canyon Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - New Beer Alert! La Flama Blanca - Session IPA. It's light in color and body but big in hop flavor, this beer is a take on one of the new nonsensical varieties of IPA springing up in the world of craft beer. Hop forward with flavors of tropical and citrus fruit while malt takes the back seat. [2 East Pikes Peak Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Palisade Brews & Cruise Festival (Palisade) - This Saturday, May 3rd in Veteran's Memorial Park, there will be a beer festival happening with over 25 different breweries and 30 different food and merchandise vendors. The festival starts at 11:00am, but the beer fest part starts at 1pm and runs until 6pm. This is a NO pet event, so keep fido at home. Beer fest tickets are $25. Visit the official website for tickets and details. [120 W 8th St, Palisade, CO]

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co (Edwards) - Another award has been given to Crazy Mountain Brewing for their Mountain Livin' Pale Ale. They were awarded a 2nd place award for this beer in the "Hops of Spring Beer Festival" in Surf City, North Carolina. The fame of Crazy Mountain brews spreads! [439 Edwards Access Rd, B-102, Edwards, CO]
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