Monday, May 19, 2014

Colorado Beer News 051914

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Rubik's Cube Day. Back on this day 40 years ago in 1974, the Rubik's Cube was released to the public. This highly changeable 3x3 cube has been the subject of challenging minds in a puzzle to scramble and descramble colored squared. Many have mastered it and can solve even the most scrambled cube in a matter of seconds. Can you? If not, don't worry. Just relax and watch others rack their brain while you sip on a nice craft beer today. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, May 19th, 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 (Denver) - The brewery is now open 6 days a week. Hours are Tues-Thurs 4pm to 10pm (Thursdays are game nights), Friday 2pm to 10pm, Saturday 12pm to 10pm, and Sunday 10am to 8pm. The brewery is surrounded by 4 restaurants and you're welcome to bring in food from them or anywhere, any time they are open. Dogs are welcome if they are on a leash and well behaved - with dog treats and water bowls available for them. Currently they have 7 beers on tap.

Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) - Today is Growler Monday. Bring in your LTBC growler, half growler or mega growler and receive a discount on the fill all day long. Also, today should be a great day for enjoying a beer out on the patio. [8200 Park Meadows Dr, Suite 8222, Lone Tree, CO]

City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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River North Brewery (Denver) - For their Wayward Wednesday tapping this week, they will put up some IPA Hop Series beers. There will be 2 or more dry-hop varietals all on tap together. The first of which will be tapped Wednesday at 3pm. [2401 Blake St, Denver, CO]

Strange Craft Beer Co (Denver) - Their 4th Anniversary celebration continues today at Strange Craft. They have live music with Fourth Dog Floyd tonight starting at 6pm. They also have their Strange Cheese Incident cheese & beer pairing at 6pm. Plus, El Carte 303 is there serving up delicious street tacos. Stop in for a pint or two. [1330 Zuni St, Unit M, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Barley's Angels Colorado (Social Club) - [PRESS RELEASE] Six months after its founding, Barley’s Angels Colorado, a statewide craft beer education and social club, is hosting an informational meeting and potluck (desserts and snacks) at Front Range Brewing Company, 400 W. South Boulder Rd. #1650, Lafayette. The meeting takes place on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 7:00pm. If women have heard about Barley’s Angels but never attended a meeting, this is a great opportunity to learn about the club. Existing members are invited as well, so they can share their experiences with the club and talk to new members. Attendees are asked to bring a small potluck dish – dessert or snack – that pairs with Front Range Brewing Company’s beers. Information on Front Range’s beers can be found at www.frontrangebrewingcompany.com/beers/. Ticket prices for this event are $3.00 -- the lowest for a Barley’s Angels Colorado event this year. They include happy hour pricing, beer information and tour, and socializing with other members. Tickets are available at www.barleysangelscolorado.com.

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - There's a new batch of Zed the Zorcerer tapping today. Zed is a Session IPA (4.4% ABV) and hopped with Amarillo, Simcoe and Summit making it the perfect mini hop bomb for the warmer days ahead. [301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO]

Double Zero Brewery (Longmont) - Longmont will soon get a new brewery in the name of Double Zero Brewery, but before the final plans are put into action, the brewery leader, Cary Holt, is running a Kickstarter campaign to try to raise $3,000 so that they can do some needed equipment upgrades with their "Barrel Project". The Barrel project will be funding Double Zero’s equipment upgrade to a barrel brew system. This will allow Cary to master full grain craft-brewing skills. The expansion of these skills and knowledge will allow Double Zero to grow into a bigger business. Future plans include expansion into a space that includes a tasting room. By creating new and exciting brews and various flavors, Double Zero will be able to get the appropriate licensing to sell their brews around the Colorado area. Double Zero’s flavors so far are unique and intriguing combinations. Some of the favorites include Orange Clove Wheat, Honey Amber ale, Hoffee IPA (a double-hopped coffee IPA), DSA (Dangerously Scotch Ale) and a Mint Porter. The Kickstarter campaign will end in 26 days (June 14, 2014). If you'd like to help out, visit their Kickstarter page and consider backing their project.

Northern Colorado

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Today is the day for their latest version of their breakfast cereal beer releases. This time, they used "Honey Bunches of Oats" and put it into a beer they call "Cerealiously". It's now on tap - it's like breakfast in a pint glass, or then again, maybe it's something unique altogether. [1611 S College Ave, Suite 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Here's a brew that's sure to wake you up. Today City Star releases their "French Vanilla Watchman". It's their Night Watchman stout that was infused with both French roast coffee and Madagascar vanilla beans. Bet you want some! [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - In case you missed it on Saturday, Grimm Brothers just released this year's batch of "Maiden's Kiss", a Maibock beer. Now on tap and also available in bottles soon at a NoCO store near you. [623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Front Range Rally Beer Fest (Loveland) - Just 12 days left before the 2nd annual Front Range Rally Beer Fest (May 31st 2:30pm - 7pm). There's going to be over 100 different beers (even more if you count the VIP tent). General Admission tickets are still available at frontrangerally.com. VIP tickets are now sold out - sorry. And, if you want a chance to win a FREE pair of tickets to this festival, visit the "Giveaways" page on FermentedlyChallenged.com. Enter to win anytime before 11:59pm Sunday May 25th. Winner will be drawn by Wed. May 28th 12pm. [2600 N Lincoln Ave, Loveland, CO]

Patrick's Irish Pub (Greeley) - There's another in a series of Keep the Glass Night's tonight at Patrick's. For Monday, May 19th starting at 7pm, it's Oskar Blues night. Order a Gubna or Ten Fidy and get a free glass! [907 8th Ave, Greeley, CO]

Southern Front Range

Dodgeton Creek Brewing Co (Trinidad) - Progress is being made on opening this new brewery in Trinidad, Colorado. Today they received notification that their federal license was approved. Next step is to obtain state licensing. Stay tuned for more updates on this new brewery. [36730 Democracy Dr, Trinidad, CO]

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - It's Monday, but don't let that get you down. Today Bristol is offering $3 flagship brews starting around 3:30pm. Time to spice up your Monday. [1604 S Cascade, Colo. Springs, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - What's the cure for getting over the end of American Craft Beer Week? Continue it! Stop in to Crabtree brewing tonight for $3.50 pints in the tasting room and soak up some sun in their beer garden. Monday's are better at Crabtree. [2961 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Mountains and West

Roaring Fork Slaughterhouse LagerRoaring Fork Beer Co (Carbondale) - [PRESS RELEASE] The Roaring Fork Beer Company, a seasonally inspired full production brewery located in Carbondale, Colorado, announces the release of their new summer seasonal with a party to be celebrated the First Friday in June. RFBC’s newest beer to be added to the already six beers brewed since opening the doors this March is the Slaughterhouse Lager. Named after the Roaring Fork’s biggest and most famous rapid, Slaughterhouse Lager is RFBC’s flagship American Pilsner, handcrafted with premium domestic malts and Czech Saaz hops to go down clean and easy while keeping you wanting more. Slaughterhouse Lager will be available June thru November on draft and in 16 ounce cans at restaurants, bars, golf courses and liquor stores valley wide. The Slaughterhouse Lager release party will be celebrated June 6th at RFBC’s tasting room, located at 1941 Dolores Way in Carbondale’s business park. Engel will be tapping the lager at 2pm with a BBQ food truck provided by “Two Dudes Grill Shack” and a live band to be set up in the outside area from 5p-8p. RFBC has partnered up with the Roaring Fork Conservancy in an effort to give back to the community by donating a portion of Slaughterhouse Lager beer sales to the 501(c) 3 organization. [1831 Delores Way, Carbondale, CO]

Kannah Creek Brewing Co (Grand Junction) - Today the brewery will be tapping an English Mild firkin. Once your Monday work is done head on over. The firkin taps at 5pm. [1960 N 12th St, Grand Junction, CO]
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