Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Colorado Beer News 051314

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Frog Jumping Day. Frog jumping has been a part of American culture since nearly a century ago thanks in part to a short story by Mark Twain - "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County". While we don't advocate the scaring of frogs into jumping as far as they can today, rather we ask that if you see see a frog today to leave it be and know that they help eat those nasty mosquitoes that will soon be biting you. Ever wonder just how far a frog can jump? One record set in 1986 is 21 feet 5 3/4 inches. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, May 13th, 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

CAUTION: Beer Co (Denver) - CAUTION (East) is going to be celebrating their 2nd anniversary this Saturday, May 17th from 12pm to 8pm. They plan to tap some new beers including a special 2nd Anniversary Dubbel Ale that they collaborated with River North Brewery on. In addition to beer, they will also have two food trucks on hand, a Retro 80's Tribute Band from 3-7pm, and a fun dunk tank where you can win beer. They'll also hold a raffle where you can win some great prizes. [12445 E 39th Ave, Unit 314, Denver, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co (Broomfield) - This soon to open brewery is planning a soft-opening this Friday, May 16th and will the the first time they will be open for business. Yesterday, they passed their final inspections and now they can legally open up for customers. So this Friday's soft opening will be dubbed a "Facebook Fan Friday" in appreciation to their Facebook fans support throughout their build-out. The taproom will open up briefly starting at 6pm this Friday with live music (Carbone Family Band) and a food truck (OG Burgers). They have six ping pong tables waiting for you to try out too. Stay tuned for their beer line-up. [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

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Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - This Saturday, May 17th marks the Anniversary Party for Odyssey. Doors open at 12pm with fun lasting all day. They'll have 5 beer releases including: "Hops, Paper, Scissors", a Shandy, a Chile Pale Ale, a Coffee Oak-aged Perpetual Darkness, and a Fluffy Pumpkin Vanilla Porter. There will be 3 food trucks on site and live music playing starting at 1pm, 4:30pm and 8pm. Stick around for prize drawings throughout the day for beer, shirts, growlers and more. They'll have both indoor and outdoor bars set up (weather permitting). [5535 W 54th Ave, Suite 107, Arvada, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - Dude is in a pirate mood today "Yo Ho!" and is offering $2 Tuesday where you get $2 pints and $2 cheese slices. House brews on tap today include: Dank IPA, Ryot Amber Ale, Ryot Amber Ale ( on Nitro), Diggity Dank Imperial IPA, Basil Model Citizen Blonde, Belgian Wit, Marilyn Belgian Blonde, Nitro Nilk Stout, Oli's Brown, and Birthrite Imperial Apricot IPA. Brews over 8% ABV are not included in the $2 Tuesday pricing (arrrg!) [6730 S Cornerstar Way, Suite D, Aurora, CO]

River North Brewery (Denver) - For tomorrow's American Craft Beer Week Wayward Wednesday, the staff has decided to tap some J. Marie Barreled & Bretted. It taps at 3pm May 14th. [2401 Blake St #1, Denver, CO]

Wynkoop Brewing Co (Denver) - With all of the barrels they've got in their brewhouse, they've decided to play around with some of them. Coming soon - a Tequila barrel-aged Berliner Weisse with Tamarind. They're going to call it: "Yo Soy Umlaut", a Mexican-style Berliner Weisse. [1634 18th St, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Front Range Brewing Co (Lafayette) - Chris the brewer has been busy planning and brewing up some new beers for you to try. Yesterday, FRBC tapped a Waneka India Pale Lager. It's an IPL made with Nelson Sauvin and Metueka hops. Next week on May 21st, they'll tap a Ginger Roggenbier, a small batch German-style beer with ginger and spices. Then on May 28th, they'll release Lemondrop APA, a small batch American pale ale with all lemondrop hops and lemon peel. Finally, on June 4th look for a Cherry Kombucha Saison to be tapped, a small batch version of their saison with dark cherries and tart kombucha. ALSO - stop in tonight for Open Mic Night. Happy Hour today 3pm to 6pm. [400 W South Boulder Rd, Suite 1650, Lafayette, CO]

Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) - For American Craft Beer Week, Wild Woods has some special offerings: Today 5/13 - Happy hour all night where you get $1 off year-round beers every Tuesday, Wed 5/14 - new growler rewards cards, get double-stamps every Wednesday, Thurs 5/15 - beer release: Molasses Brown Ale, Fri 5/16 - Food truck on site: The Wheel and Whisk, Sat 5/17 - enjoy some of their 2013 Big Bonfire Anniversary Ale cellar release, plus get $3.50 pints of your-round beers all that day. [5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO]

Twisted Pine Brewing Co (Boulder) - American Craft Beer Week continues with All Day Happy Hour in the taproom. Get $1 off any beer on the board. Plus, food specials too. Come get happy! [3201 Walnut St, Suite A, Boulder, CO]

J Wells Brewery (Boulder) - Special tap today for your Tuesday - stop in and try their Cherry Lig Ts Out Stout! Available for a very limited time. [2516 49th St #5, Boulder, CO]

Upslope Brewing Co (Boulder) - Everyone is invited to a FREE event this Saturday, May 17th from 2pm to midnight. It's the Upslope Get Down. Plenty of live music all day long. Pay as you go for beer or buy an upgrade to their VIP ticket which gives you access to rare beers, all you can drink at the private bar, souvenir Upslope pint glass, food catering from Illegal Pete's including a taco bar from 6-8pm, private restrooms and premium viewing of the Main Stage. [1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

Fort Collins Beer Week (Ft. Collins) - This week is not only American Craft Beer Week, but also Fort Collins Beer Week and there are lots of special beer events around town. One such event is happening this Thursday, May 15th at 4pm. New Belgium Brewing and Odell Brewing will both be tapping a sour beer at Road 34 Bike Bar at 1213 W. Elizabeth Street. New Belgium's 2013 La Folie and Odell's 2013 Friek will be featured. Reps from each brewery will be on hand to talk about the brews and hand out some cool schwag. Embrace the sour and get to know this rapidly growing popular beer style.

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Their collaboration brew, Mother Pucker Barliner taps today. This light, tart, and refreshing beer was brewed in collaboration with Funkwerks, Equinox Brewing, and Zwei Brüder Brewing! Come try it on their one day only, Sour Symposium Taster Tray today! ‪#‎acbw‬ [242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Front Range Rally Beer Fest (Loveland) - Just over 2 weeks until the 2nd annual Front Range Rally beer fest at the Loveland Food Bank on May 31st from 2:30pm to 7:00pm. There will be 40 breweries and over 10 different food trucks on site. Your ticket gives you unlimited beer samples. Food is extra. Enjoy the brew + food along with two live bands. VIP ticket sales end this week and get you access to rare beers in the VIP tent and 1 hour early gate entry. For tix, visit frontrangerally.com. [2600 N Lincoln Ave, Loveland, CO]

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - Two of their beers - The Power of Zeus and The Golden One - have been put into cans and will be released at an upcoming Can Release Party at High Hops Brewery this Sunday, May 18th. They will be doing specials on cans on that day only. Plus, all this week, stop in and get your Northern Colorado Brewery Bingo card stamped there and earn a free t-shirt whn you score a Bingo! 23 participating NoCO breweries. This Wednesday, May 14th, High Hops will tap a firkin of "Hoppy Pils" at 5pm. It's a light, refreshing lager with a healthy dose of dry-hopping that will fill your face with citrus aroma and a crisp finish. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] The Fort Collins Brewery, along with Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern, is excited to announce the Altbier German Alt, Any Day Session Ale and Edgar as their May limited release brews, tapping on Friday. The Altbier is created with high-rising Dusseldorph Alt yeast to create a smooth amber-colored ale with a delicate balance between German Pilsner and Munich malts and Willamette and Tettnang hops. The sweet caramel malt aroma of this German classic flow into the light body and strong hop bitterness rounds it all out. Second of the May’s limited releases, Any Day Session Ale, finishes at 1.008 Specific Gravity, for a refreshing and smooth malt profile. Hopped only with Chinook, this brew brings spicy pine and mild citrus to the nose and adds a fruitful balance to the flavor. One of the original FCB characters, Edgar, takes the color of glowing honey topped by a snowy white head. Subtle malt sugar with a hint of hop aroma lead into a traditional Märzen malt profile with a dash of extra bitterness. All three of FCB’s May limited releases will be available on May 16th in FCB’s Tasting Room, Gravity 1020 and select bars and restaurants in Colorado. [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]
FCB May Releases

New Belgium Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Starting today, New Belgium is celebrating American Craft Beer Week at the brewery! Here's the schedule of fun - Today: Toast with Loose Affiliation of Fort Collins Craft Brewers, AKA 8 O’clock Sour Ale with Cody Reif, Peter Bouckaert and Chris McCombs. Wednesday 5/14: Coconut Curry tapping. Thursday 5/15: Billy’s Beer tapping. Friday 5/16: Firkin Friday! Saturday 5/17: La Folie and Peach Porch Lounger tapping, And they’re kicking off the summer season with a Pairs Well With Food Trucks event with Umami, Pineapple Express, Ba-nom-a-nom, and La Piadina. And also starting today the Liquid Center will be open till 7pm all summer! [500 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Today 1933 Brewing is tapping their collaboration beer that they made with Odell, New Belgium and Zwei Bruder. There will only be 1 keg tapped of "Woody Ceduction". This brew was made with Pale, Vienna and Charahel malts and bittered with Pilgrim hops. The beer has cedar wood, put the pilgrim's hat on the door. Earthy notes with caramel and wood all the way through the finish. It's a big 7% ABV & 34 IBU brew. Open noon to 9pm today. [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - What do you get when you mix strawberries and Habaneros and make beer? You get "Habanberry Ale" of course! This special brew taps tonight at 6pm. Yum! Plus, today you also get $2.00 off growler fills. Play Brewery Bingo here too! Come get your card stamped. [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

The Tavern at St. Michael's Square (Greeley) - Happy American Craft Beer Week! To celebrate, they've got an All Greeley Tap Takeover planned! Crabtree Brewing Company is bringing Peachtree Wheat and Porter, Wiley Roots is bringing Haystack Kolsch and Wiley Amber, and Broken Plow is bringing Dust Devil IPA and Prairie Pale Ale! Come by and try some amazing Greeley Craft Beer! [2918 67th Ave, Greeley, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Special Tappings this week for American Craft Beer Week: Today, May 13th - get $1 off pints of Good Day To You salted Caramel Chocolate Stout. Then tomorrow, May 14th, join them at 5:00pm as they tap "Bourbon Barrel Aged I Must Break You", a Russian Imperial Stout with coffee. This was their 1-year Anniversary collaboration with Grossen Bart Brewing, and they put some of it in a Dancing Pines Bourbon Barrel and it's ready to drink up. Come hang out with all the brewers and taste this amazing barrel aged brew. Friday, May 16th they will be tapping "Got the Knife" golden ale at noon. Don't forget to join them tonight at Tap and Handle in Ft. Collins, CO at 5:00pm for a tap takeover, as "Barrel-aged I Must Break You" makes it's first appearance. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Manitou Brewing Co (Manitou Springs) - Looking for a reason to go out today? Manitou Brewing Co has Taco Tuesday ALL DAY! Get 3 tacos plus a beer all for $9. Also, it's Great Divide Pint Night beginning at 5pm tonight. Come try a pint of Great Divide Claymore Scotch Ale & get a logo pint glass & other schwag! [725 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Tommyknocker Brewery (Idaho Springs) - For American Craft Beer Week, stop in at their tasting room and get their #ACBW special - Beer and a Brat for $6.00. Plus, if you buy a 6-pack of cans of their IPA and a Half you can buy a t-shirt for $6. [1401 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO]

Durango Brew Train (Durango) - The inaugural Durango Brew Train is departing May 24th at 10am and returns at 4:10pm. Enjoy beers from all 5 local Durango breweries on board the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Take samples on the way to a beautiful wilderness area where you'll sample some more, and enjoy hors d'oeuvres. Listen to live music and enjoy lawn games. More info and tickets at: Durangotrain.com or call (970) 247-2733. Beers from: Ska Brewing, Durango Brewing, Steamworks Brewing, Carver Brewing & BREW Pub & Kitchen.

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