Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Colorado Beer News 050614

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Beverage Day. Pick a beverage, any beverage. Today is your day to drink your favorite one. Medical experts believe that every human adult needs to drink between 2.2 to 3 liters of fluid a day to stay hydrated. Even more if you live in a drier climate like here in Colorado. So pick your favorite drink and enjoy today. If beer happens to be your beverage of choice today, consider also drinking 1 glass of water for every beer you consume. That'll help you stay sober and dilute the alcohol a bit. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, May 6th, 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]

Metro Denver

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - What's new on tap this week? Coming up tomorrow, Wednesday May 7th, they'll tap their Belgian Tripel. Then on Thursday, May 8th, they have both a Mosaic Wheat and a firkin of Double IPA with kaffir lime leaves available. Come give 'em a try! [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - May is "Fruit Beer" Cask Month and to start off the string of Wednesday firkins, on May 7th Copper Kettle Brewing will tap their Copper Hopper IPA with Blood Oranges. The firkin should tap around 3pm if not sooner. Food also available that day via Ckrepes at 3pm. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

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Wynkoop Brewing Co (Denver) - Now on tap for a limited time only, Fire Roasted Amber. They only made a half batch of it - a bit limited, so get it at the brewpub or at Elitch Gardens in Denver before it's all gone! [1634 18th St, Denver, CO]

Dry Dock CO Freedom Memorial Blonde AleDry Dock Brewing Co (Aurora) - [PRESS RELEASE] Dry Dock Brewing Company is excited to release the 2014 edition of the Colorado Freedom Memorial Blonde Ale, just in time for Memorial Day. This American blonde ale was brewed to commemorate and support the Colorado Freedom Memorial, located in Aurora’s Springhill Community Park. A 12-foot tall, 95-foot wide glass monument to the sacrifice of nearly 6,000 Colorado veterans killed in action since 1876, the Colorado Freedom Memorial is a symbol of our nation's strength, resilience, and perseverance. Dry Dock Brewing worked closely with the Memorial founders in order to obtain approval to use the image of the American flag on the Colorado Freedom Memorial Blonde Ale label. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) prohibits the use of the American flag on beer labels, unless permission is specifically granted by the United States federal government. With the help of the Colorado Freedom Memorial, Dry Dock successfully received approval of the use of the flag from the federal government and the TTB for this patriotic beer. Colorado Freedom Memorial Blonde Ale will be available on tap at Dry Dock, as well as on tap and in 22-ounce bombers around the state while supplies last. The beer is 5.5% ABV with 18 IBUs. It’s slightly sweet with just a touch of bitterness, and a floral aroma from the addition of Challenger hops. Dry Dock Brewing will donate one dollar from every bomber sold to the Colorado Freedom Memorial Fund. For more information or to make a donation to the Colorado Freedom Memorial Foundation, visit cfmf.net. [15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks (Aurora) - Tuesdays are FREE BEER days at the taproom! Get one free beer with each Growler Fill from 3:00 - 9:00pm. Plus - some of the best pizza around from Rocky Mountain Slices will be available at the brewery tonight. So bring your growler and have a pint (or two) on the patio. Also, don't forget - their Anniversary Party is coming up Saturday May 17th starting at 12pm! [5535 W 56 Ave, Suite 107, Arvada, CO]

Rockyard Brewing (Castle Rock) - This week's Jellyman's Deviation is "Dream Acres", a gluten reduced Honey Ale. It taps on Friday, May 9th at 4pm and goes until it's gone! [880 W Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO]

Parry's Pizza (Highlands Ranch) - This Thursday, May 8th from 6pm to 8pm is Uinta Brewing Pint Night at the HR location. Colorado's neighbors from the west will be there to hand out a Uinta pint glass to those that purchase one of their crafty delights. A representative from the brewery will be on hand to talk to customers about their craft that's poured into said vessel. #AleYeah [9567 S University Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - Today is Two Dollar Tuesday. Get $2 pints of craft beer (any beer below 8% ABV that is) and $2 slices of spent grain cheese pizza. Trivia tonight 9-11pm. House brews today include: DANK IPA ,(also available in quad-pack 16oz cans at your local liquor store) Ryot Amber Rye Ale, Oli's Brown, Toffee Porter, Nitro Toffee Porter, and Liquid Resume Pale Ale. [6730 S Cornerstar Way, Suite D, Aurora, CO]

BeerAdvocate Social (Denver) - Join in for another round of BeerAdvocate Colorado social gatherings! This time they'll be at Epic Brewing Company in Denver on Saturday, May 24 from 1-5pm. They'll be drinking beer, making friends, and having an ... epic time. No cover. Pay as you consume. All are welcome, so bring your friends! More info at: BeerAdvocate online.

Kokopelli Beer Co (Westminster) - Looking for that perfect gift for Mom this weekend? Why not treat her to some beer, wine & chocolate? On May 10th & 11th all day, bring Mom in and buy her an assortment of beers and chocolates or wines and chocolates. Special offers start at $20 up to $35 per person. Reservations are required, so call (303) 284-0135 or email social[at]kokopellibeer.com to set up a seating. [8931 Harlan St, Westminster, CO]

Boulder County

Sanitas Brewing Co (Boulder) - Tomorrow evening, May 7th from 6pm to 8pm, marks the monthly beer & cheese pairing session at Sanitas Brewing Company. Sign up on Eventbrite for a session of beer and cheese samplings. Cheeses are provided by Cured in Boulder, CO. The theme of this month's sampling is "Black vs. White" and will feature Sanitas' Black IPA and White IPA paired with 5 artisan cheeses and a chocolate. [3550 Frontier Ave, Boulder, CO]

Left Hand Homefront IPALeft Hand Brewing (Longmont) - [PRESS RELEASE] Left Hand Brewing Company is proud to announce the 2nd annual release of Homefront IPA, just in time for summer 2014! The American IPA is a collaborative beer produced by nine U.S. breweries to raise money & awareness for Operation Homefront, a national non-profit providing emergency assistance to military families and wounded warriors. Homefront IPA will be sold nationally with all proceeds from beer sales going to local OH field offices. Originally developed in 2011 by Fremont Brewing Co. and Center of the Universe Brewing Co., Homefront IPA will be released by 11 total breweries this year: Left Hand Brewing Co., Cigar City, Perennial Artisan Ales, Sly Fox, St. Arnold’s, 21st Amendment, Palmetto, Maui and Stone. The American IPA is aged on Louisville Slugger maple bats and infused with orange zest. Biscuit, honey, and grapefruit pith notes will play on your tongue, followed by a memorable dry, bitter finish. The Left Hand edition of Homefront IPA could not be possible without a variety of donors: Hops Direct (hops), Cargill (malt), OI and Tricor Braun (bottles), DWS (labels), and Moxie Sozo (label design). Left Hand is the only participating Colorado brewery and will contribute 56 barrels to be sold in 22oz bottles and on draft. In 2013, Left Hand raised $18,148 for the Operation Homefront Rocky Mountains Office. Left Hand Brewing Co. is proud to express our gratitude and give back to our service members who put the needs of our nation before their own. Salute our service men & women with a pint of Homefront IPA starting May 9th! The beer will be tapped at 5pm at the Left Hand Tasting Room with Operation Homefront guests in attendance. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) - New tap room specials announced on their year-round beers for the week of May 13 to May 17th. May 13 - All Night Happy Hour with $1 off year-round beers every Tuesday. May 14 - New growler prices ($10 - $11 fills) and new growler rewards cards AND Double-stamps every Wednesday. May 15 - New beer release: Molasses Brown ale. All new or returning seasonal beers will be released on Thursdays. May 17th - $3.50 pints of their year-round beers and a special tapping of their 2013 Big Bonfire Anniversary Ale. [5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO]

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - Their Single Hop IPA dubbed Hanuman Australian Summer is back on tap and perfect for today. Grab a pint of it while you play ‪Tuesday Trivia‬ and enjoy food from Suburban Wiener. [301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO]

Northern Colorado

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - There's a full line-up of beers on tap today. That will help keep your thirst quenched for Trivia tonight at 7:00pm. And back by popular demand, they will have a Pizza truck parked outside serving up slices around 5:30pm. Come for the beer and the fun. [2961 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Running of the WienersBig Beaver Brewing Co (Loveland) - Have you registered your wiener yet for the 3rd annual Dachshund Race on Saturday, June 7th? Sign up your wiener dog and see who's got the fastest wiener in town. The brewery will also be hosting a BBQ as well that day at 245 S. Madison Avenue in Loveland, CO. Register online or at the brewery. This is a fun, free family event. Delicious food, cold craft beer and hard ciders will also be available. [2707 Unit 9 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO]

Odell Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Coming up this Saturday, May 10th, in their taproom, Odell Brewing will release a new beer in their cellar series: "Jaunt", a delicate pale ale made with Colorado Riesling grapes and aged on oak. This is described as having a creamy malt body, a bright and crisp fruity finish, and just a dash of toasted oak. This brew weighs in at 7.5% ABV and will be sold in stores in cork-n-cage 750ml bottles. Live music Sunday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Also now in bottles, Footprint RegionAle. [800 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - This week's Wednesday firkin will be tapped at 5pm on May 7th. This time, they've produced a Bourbon Golden Sour. This golden ale was aged in a soured bourbon barrel. With the added oak flavor, it's billed as light and refreshing. Food trucks on site Wednesday through Saturday. Live music this week Friday 6-9pm (The Prairie Scholars) and Saturday 5-7pm (Uncle Jessie). This week's Hop Shot featured hop infusion is "Galena". Stop here for your Brewery Bingo tour May 12-18th. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - This Friday, May 9th is their 8th Anniversary Party, and with that they will be revealing the first step of their new brand. Stop by the brewery to help them celebrate 8 years in Greeley and hear directly from the brewers some BIG NEWS that they have planned. Coming soon after, on May 14th is the release of their American Blonde Wild Ale - Maggie. This beer was inspired by their Brewer Dave's girlfriend. The brewery describes this beer as follows: "Maggie is a blonde raised on wild yeast and prairie wind. Sure she's part drifter, but she always grabs hold of what's important. She's more complicated than you'd expect, less sweet, and won't apologize for it. All wild beers should be her kind of delightful surprise." ​[2961 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Patrick's Irish Pub (Greeley) - For their Keep the Glass promotion today, Patrick's is featuring St. Bernardus Abt 12. Order this delicious Belgian Quad from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV of Watau, Belgium and get an awesome chalice glass to take home (while supplies last)! [907 8th Ave, Greeley, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Today's beer special: If you ride your bike to the brewery today you can get $3 glasses of their Not the Irish (Red Ale) on Nitro tap will the sun goes down. Open today 1pm to 9pm. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - In case you didn't see it already, they now have their Irish Red on tap. Stop in and give a glass a try. [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - It's Growler Tuesday! Get $2.00 off any growler fill (64oz or 32oz). Bring in any empty growler and you get the discount! [;4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Southern Front Range

Manitou Brewing Co (Manitou Springs) - It's TACO TUESDAY at Manitou Brewing Company! Offering very delicious {3} vegetarian or beef tacos + {1} pint house beer for $9, beginning at 3pm. It's a great day to sit on the patio with a cold beer. Plus, they have three NEW house beers to check out: Belgian Blonde, Session Red Ale & Nut Brown Ale! [725 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Rockslide Brewery (Grand Junction) - Today's beer special is their Platinum Blonde. Get $2 pints of that all day long. You might just want to pair that with a tasty dish while you're there. [401 Main St, Grand Junction, CO]

Kannah Creek Brewing Co (Grand Junction) - [PRESS RELEASE] Kannah Creek Brewing Company releases third mainstay bottled beer to be distributed throughout Colorado- Broken Oar India Pale Ale (IPA). The Broken Oar IPA is modeled after the traditional British India Pale Ale. It is deep golden in color with big malt flavors balanced with a strong hop finish. This American style IPA is dry-hopped with Cascade and Centennial hops to provide a noticeable floral aroma. The Broken Oar IPA has an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 5.8% and an international bittering unit (IBU) of 65. “Right now across the country IPA is the top selling style,” states Jim Jeffryes, Head Brewer and Owner. “Our IPA is a little more balanced than most; still very hoppy but with a good malt backbone to it.” The Broken Oar joins the Lands End Amber and Standing Wave Pale Ale in Kannah Creek’s mainstay bottled beer line-up. Kannah Creek Brewing Company also has a line of bottled rotating seasonal beers; each of which are only available for a few months out of the year. The Broken Oar IPA is available in 6-packs and on draft at bars and restaurants throughout Colorado. [1960 N 12th St, Grand Junction, CO]

Breckenridge Brew Pub (Breckenridge) - The cold-pressed 5 pounds of Mexican Coffee from Bongo Billy's Roastery in Buena Vista and infused it into their Oatmeal Stout and created their "Daybreaker Coffee Stout". Come try it at their "Drink with the Brewer" event today from 4pm to 6pm. [600 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO]

Elevation Beer Co (Poncha Springs, CO] - Congrats to Elevation Beer Company for being named "Best Brewery" at last weekend's South Denver Beer Fest. They took top honors from 60 different breweries who participated. Stop in their taproom or grab some beer at your favorite local store. [115 Pahlone Pkwy, Poncha Springs, CO]

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co (Edwards) - Each week in May they'll be releasing a new beer! This week, on Thursday the 8th, they're kicking off the month with Moonlight Mile Black IPA! Get excited for this tasty beer and head up to the mountains! [439 Edwards Access Rd, B-102, Edwards, CO]

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