Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Colorado Beer News 050714

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Great American Grump Out Day. One day a year, you are asked to refrain from being grumpy. Try your best to suck it up and don't frown, don't complain, stop being an a*hole just for 24 hours. It won't kill you to try to be happy just for 1 day. Sure, we all get stressed out, but for one day - try not to show it. If you find that hard to do, perhaps enjoying a craft beer might help. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, May 7th, 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

Former Future Brewing Co (Denver) - What's happening during American Craft Beer Week at Former Future? Sign up for their upcoming Supper Club dinner at the brewery set for Monday, May 10th at 6:30pm. Then on Thursday, May 15th, they will host a Beer and Empanada Pairing - 4 small empanadas and 4 beers. Then on Friday, May 16th, stop in for their Beer & Coffee Mashup Volume 2. They'll be tapping Singularity Principle Pale Ale infused with Coruv Coffee Columbian Granja la Esperanza. It taps at 7pm. [1290 S Broadway, Denver, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - Your taste buds have spoken! Their Blitzkrieg IPA has proven to be a success, so much so that they are on their last keg of it in the taproom. No fear, IPA's won't be going away. They have a Killer Rabbit English IPA that will be making a debut sometime next week. Look for it soon. [5535 W 56th Ave Suite 107, Arvada, CO]

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Breckenridge Brewery (Denver) - It's official! BREWS WAYNE will be the name of the 2014 Denver Comic Con / Breck Brew Collaboration Beer. Look for details coming soon on the Launch Party - where they'll be tapping in this Hoppy Amber Ale for the first time, unveiling the art (to be created by CO artists Josh Viola and Aaron Lovett of Bane of Yoto Comic and Novel), and giving away the limited edition artist series pint glasses. [471 Kalamath St, Denver, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Does your Mom enjoy beer? If so, consider getting her the ultimate Mother's Day gift - Beer for a Year! Get her a growler fill a month for 12 months for just $90 (valued at up to $240). This price is good through Sunday, May 11th. [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Great Divide Brewing Co (Denver) - Great Divide now has extended brewery tour hours. Monday through Friday 3pm - 4pm - 5pm. Saturday & Sunday 2pm - 3pm - 4pm - 5pm - 6pm. Please note that closed-toe shoes are required to go on a tour. Plus, don't forget that tickets to their upcoming 20th Anniversary Party go on sale May 9th at 10am MDT. See greatdivide.com for details. [2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO]

Hogshead Brewery (Denver) - Badass Bloomers is having a Mother's Day Plant Sale this Sunday, May 11th from noon to 4pm in the brewery lot. Hogshead will host a Happy Hour during that time with discount prices and $10 growler fills. Stop by with your Mom, drink a pint and pick out some beautiful plants. [4460 W 29th Ave, Denver, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Tonight is $2 Craft Can Night from 5pm to Close. Any canned craft beer in stock is just 2 bucks! Also, new on tap today is: Le Merle from North Cost, Red Barn from The Lost Abbey, and Abbey Ale from Ommegang. Stop in for a beer and a slice. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

38 State Brewing Co (Littleton) - Don't forget that Littleton's newest brewery - 38 State Brewing Company - opens this Saturday, May 10th at 12pm! They plan to have plenty of tasty brew on tap as well as El Toro the Tot food truck. Their flagship beers include: Chocolate Stout, Two Buttes Double IPA, Golden Lemon Honey Wheat, ColorAmber Amber Ale, Great Plains Scottish Ale and Littleton Kolsch. Open til 10pm that day. Free WiFi too. Visit them at: 8071 S Broadway, Unit A, Littleton, CO - between Mineral and County Line Road.

4 Noses Brewing Co (Broomfield) - On the other side of the metro area, 4 Noses Brewing Company plans a soft open this Thursday, May 8th. Expected on tap: Charles IPA (English Style IPA), Proboscis Pale (American Pale Ale), Make My Day (Sessions IPA), an Imperial Stout on CO2 and on Nitro, Bareback Blonde Ale (strong blonde ale) an Imperial Stout brewed with whole coffee beans and vanilla beans, and a Anarchy Ale I (Strong Ale). They may also have a couple mystery pins and firkins that will be announced throughout the day. Located at: 8855 W 116th Circle, Broomfield, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing (Parker) - Today at 4:00pm they will be tapping a firkin of Green Chili Lime Helles. Stop in for a pint or two. [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

Boulder County

Left Hand Brewing Co (Longmont) - Want a tour of Left Hand Brewing? They offer daily tours. Monday through Friday 1:15pm and 2:15pm. Saturdays 12:15, 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15pm. And Sundays 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Tours are free and last about 45 minutes. Available on 1st-come 1st served basis and open to anyone 12 years old and over. Adults - join in this Friday, May 9th at 5pm as they tap their first keg of Left Hand's 2014 Homefront IPA. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

300 Suns Brewing (Longmont) - Happy Hour runs from 2-6pm with $1 off pints. Plus, It's Ladies Night and ladies get $1 off ALL NIGHT! [335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO]

Front Range Brewing Co (Lafayette) - You've heard of coffee beers before, but have you ever heard of a Coffee Wheat beer? Today when they open at 3pm you'll be able to give this brew a try. The combo of wheat & coffee will pleasantly surprise you. [400 W South Boulder Rd, Lafayette, CO]

Northern Colorado

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Just a reminder of Happy Hour today from 3pm to 6pm where you'll get $1 off pints! Here's what's coming soon to watch for: Bourbon Barrel Aged I Must Break You Russian Imperial Stout (May 14th) & Bourbon Barrel Aged Pure Imagination Double Oatmeal Stout (May 30th), plus many more barrel aged brews! [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

CooperSmith's Pub & Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Stop in tonight after 10pm for $2 pints of beer poolside. Worth staying up for. [#5 Old Town Sq, Ft. Collins, CO]

Fort Collins Beer Week (Ft. Collins) - Fort Collins Beer Week starts THIS SUNDAY! Look for specially marked posters on businesses all around town where you'll be able to participate in lots of fun events and get drink specials. FCBW runs from May 11th to May 18th. Be sure to play Brewery Bingo at most all NoCo breweries. #focorocks

C.B. & Potts (Ft. Collins) - Stop in on Monday, May 12th from 6pm to 8pm for a special release party for 10 different collaboration brews. 14 Fort Collins breweries got together and made some awesome brews just for Fort Collins Beer Week. Proceeds from this event to to the CSU Fermentation Science Program. Tickets are $20 at the door to try all 10 beers. [1427 W Elizabeth St, Ft. Collins, CO]

The Mayor of Old Town (Ft. Collins) - Plan to attend the Pucker Club Sour Panel coming up next Wednesday, May 14th from 6pm to 8pm. Meet the Wizards of Wood - Lauren & Eric Salazar (New Belgium), Andy Parker (Avery Brewing), and Thomas Ledder (Avery Brewing). They will be featuring several sour ales from New Belgium and Avery Brewing including some blended NBB/Avery beers and some rare and hard to get sours. Cost is $15 for a tasting flight. Just one part of Fort Collins Beer Week. Also, tonight is Unfiltered Wednesday from 5pm to close. Get a Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat beer or a New Belgium Snapshot Wheat Beer for just $2.50. [632 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

New Belgium Brewing (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] – California Route, the collaboration organic lager between New Belgium Brewing and Patagonia Inc. raised $23,055. The money went to flood recovery efforts in Larimer County, Colo., which is home to New Belgium Brewing and where devastating floods caused extensive damage last September. One hundred percent of the special edition brew’s profits went to the United Way Long-Term Recovery Fund for Larimer County Floods. California Route was a great success, and sold a total of 7,937 cases across 17 states and the District of Columbia. Almost half of all sales came from Colorado (46%), with 23 percent of all cases sold in Fort Collins. The next two top-selling states were North Carolina and California, each with 640 sold cases, or 8 percent of all sales. With Colorado and Larimer County a clear recipient of most sales, the donation made sense to stay in New Belgium’s hometown. [500 Linden, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - On Thursday, May 15th at 5:30pm, Bristol Brewing will be saluting American Craft Beer Week with the release of an ultra-hoppy, US-born beer style, part of their Brewhouse Series. Citrusy, pungent and robust, their Imperial IPA is a treat for the hop loyal that has just a bit more finesse than the popular but typically palate-crushing American IPA. So come for the beer, stay for the merriment and the live music from John Stone, and even try your hand at our soon-to-be-famous Hop Challenge. [1604 S Cascade, Colo. Springs, CO]

Trinity Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - The first batch of the 6 Swingline versions are being put into bottles today for natural conditioning! 1st up: Se Pliser Sour IPA ‪#‎sourbeer‬ Lactobacillus‬ only, no ‪Brettanomyces. Coming soon! [1466 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Steamworks Brewing Co (Durango) - Today they are mashing in their 18th Annual Face Plant Collaboration with SKA Brewing's Thomas Larson and Bill Graham. This year's Faceplant will be out Memorial Day Weekend (May 23rd estimate). Get ready Durango! [801 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO]

Pagosa Brewing Co (Pagosa Springs) - This Saturday, May 10th at 5pm, Pagosa Brewing will tap a new beer that's been lagering for months and is now ready. Stop in then to try their "Ice Cave Lager", a Vienna lager with a balance of light malts and noble hops and a dry lager finish. [118 N Pagosa Blvd, Pagosa Springs, CO]
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