Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Colorado Beer News 052714

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Wild Bill Hickok Day. Back on this day, in 1837, James Butler Hickok (aka Wild Bill Hickok) was born. He's noted for being shot dead at a poker table in Deadwood, South Dakota in 1876 while holding the infamous "dead man's hand" of Aces and 8s. Don't you be caught dead today without your favorite craft beer. Stock up today for the week ahead because you probably drained your stockpile during the long holiday weekend. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, May 27, 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

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Today's special taps: Biere de Mars from Jolly Pumpkin, Go To IPA from Stone Brewing and Saison Brett from Boulevard. THEN - this Saturday, May 31st from noon to close at Hops & Pie is their "Denver's Littlest Big Wild & Sour Fest II". Hops & Pie has put together a collection of Wild & Sour ales from Cantillon, Russian River, Odell, New Belgium, The Lost Abbey, Tilquin, Elysian, The Bruery and Jester King. Taster flights and individual pours will be available all day long. This will be a good warm up for the next week's SourFest. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Yak & Yeti Brewpub (Arvada) - [PRESS RELEASE] Yak and Yeti Brewpub Celebrates 150 Years in Historic Establishment. To Host Anniversary Event, July 1, 2014 Open to the Public. Yak and Yeti Brewpub is celebrating 150 years in its current establishment, a reputedly haunted, historic house built in 1864 in Olde Town Arvada. The restaurant is commemorating the anniversary by hosting a celebratory event on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 3pm to close. The first 150 guests will receive a complimentary pint glass filled with a special commemorative brew called 150 Pale Ale. The commemorative brew was made especially for the anniversary celebration event and is an American-style pale ale made with an Indian sugar called jaggery. The establishment is located in a house built by Eli Allen in 1864, finished by the Van Voorhis family in 1895. Throughout its years with various owners, several architects and designers added additional sections to the house, to produce the distinctive three-story establishment visible today. The restaurant has a lot to celebrate, including its six-year ownership by Dol Bhattarai and Great American Beer Festival (GABF) medal wins. Yak and Yeti Brewpub’s brew master Adam Draeger won a GABF silver medal for its Chai Milk Stout, a chai tea spiced stout, in 2013, in addition to its existing 2010 gold medal win for its Himalayan IPA, a dry-hopped India Pale Ale. Yak and Yeti Brewpub is open Monday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information about its 150-year celebration festivities, visit www.theyakandyeti.com. [7803 Ralston Rd, Arvada, CO]

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Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - CKBC will wrap up May "Fruit Beer" Cask Month this Wednesday with a firkin tapping of "Raspberry Le Chapeau" at 3pm. Plus Ckrepes will also be on hand serving up tasty food also at 3pm. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing Co WEST (Lakewood) - Tonight it's back! Their Oolong Duck Berliner Weisse will be back on tap tonight at CAUTION: West. They will also have a new food truck tonight: El Carte 303. Plus - Geeks Who Drink Trivia. Come hungry and thirsty and ready to win! [1057 S Wadsworth Blvd #60, Lakewood, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - Tonight for Tap-It Tuesday they will offer "Between the Staves", a dark sour ale aged in Cognac barrels. This is a collaboration brew they made with Anchorage Brewing Company. They just have 1 keg of this special brew. It taps tonight at 6pm so better get a glass soon after. [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

Chain Reaction Brewing Co (Denver) - The brewery has announced that their official Grand Opening will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014. On that day, they plan to open with 16 of their own beers on tap! They'll have 6 Flagship beers: IPA, Pale Ale, Orange Cream Ale, Pink Peppercorn Saison, Red Ale, & Belgian Rye Stout. Rare tapping: Crème Brulee Imperial Milk Stout (just 2 kegs). Summer Seasonals: Lemon IPA, Rye IPA, American Pale Wheat, and Blonde Ale (released after the 2 Crème Brulee kegs kick). Small Batches: Black IPA w/anise and orange peel, Barley Wine, Oatmeal Brown Ale, English Mild, Amber Ale and a Cilantro Serrano Lime Wheat. Whew! What a line-up for Day 1! Plan to attend. [902 S Lipan St, Denver, CO]

What Would The Monks Brew? (Denver) - A reminder: You are invited to attend a special Beer Tasting and Movie Screening event at Regis University (North Denver Lowell Campus) on Wednesday, May 28th at 6:30pm in the Mountain View Room of Claver Hall. Join in for a free beer tasting with a variety of local brewers, and a movie screening with the producers of "Crafting a Nation", a documentary about the American craft brewing industry. Come learn about Regis University's Applied Craft Brewing Certificate program. There will also be food and non-alcoholic beverages provided. An RSVP is Required to attend as space is limited. Location: Exit I-70 at Federal Boulevard, and proceed north to Regis Boulevard (about 2 blocks). Turn left (west) onto Regis Boulevard (50th Avenue).

Cannonball Creek Brewing Co (Golden) - Last January during their anniversary party they released a single keg of Solid Gold dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin hops. They had one sip and new they needed to make a full batch. Solid Nelson hits the tap wall today at 3:00pm. In addition, Cannonball Creek welcomes Jessie's Smokin' NOLA to the tap room for the first time! [393 N Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - What does your favorite style of beer say about you? Today is $2 Tuesday - a good day to find out! Enjoy $2 drafts, $2 cheese pizza slices ALL DAY! Style of brews today: DANK IPA,(you embrace change, and constantly seek to overcome yourself) Leaves of LemonGrass (you're not afraid of what others think of you), 303 Imperial India Pale Ale, Watermelon Blonde (you wear unconventional hats) and Toffee Porter. Also - Trivia tonight from 9-11pm hosted by Shindig DJs LLC. [6730 S Cornerstar Way Suite D, Aurora, CO]

AC Golden Brewing Co (Golden) - AC Golden Brewing Company has just released its Belgian Style Kriek in the Greater Denver area. This bottle conditioned cherry sour beer is dry, yet intensely fruity. It is part of the brewery's Hidden Barrel Collection. First introduced in 2011, this bright crimson beer has an aroma of pie cherries and orange zest, and a bubbly, effervescent mouth feel. Available in 750ml bottles, Kriek retails for around $22 to $25 per bottle. According to Jeff Nickel, head brewer for AC Golden, Kriek can be enjoyed now, at its most tart and crisp, or it can be aged so the flavors become more subtle and rounded. Kriek has a 5.2% ABV and is best paired with strong funky cheeses, bitter chocolate, earthy salads and citrus. Approximately 95 cases of this beer was produced and is available in liquor stores all over Denver. [1301 Ford St, Golden, CO]

Blue Spruce Brewing (Centennial) - For those awaiting its arrival, their Blonde Ale is now on tap today! Stop in and give it a try. [4151 E County Line Rd Unit G, Centennial, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co (Broomfield) - Did you visit them during their soft opening days? If not, get ready for their official Grand Opening celebration on May 30th from 12pm to 11pm. Throwback more than just a beer this Friday. Wear any concert t-shirt from the last century and get entered into hourly drawings for Wonderful prizes. They will also have the Basic Kneads food truck on site starting at 5pm. Welcome to Wonderland! [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

Renegade Brewing Co (Denver) - How do you get $1 off your beers every Tuesday? It's easy! Just ride your bike into Renegade on Tuesdays and get $1 off every beer! [925 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Burning CAN Beer Fest (Lyons) - The Burning CAN Beer Fest is back for another year on Saturday, May 31st from 4pm to 7pm at Bohn Park in Lyons, CO. This time they are using some of the proceeds to help raise money for the city of Lyons, CO that was hit hard last year by the September floods as well as raise money for the Colorado Brewers Guild. This festival features the best canned craft beers and mixes it with a variety of adventure sports as well. There will be live music at the end of the day. The VIP session starts 1 hour early at 3pm. Ticket link and more info in the May Beer Fest Calendar.

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - Sisterhood of the Hops presents "Behind the Barrels" at Avery Brewing on Tuesday, June 3rd at 6:30pm. Take a peek behind the barrels and explore the wild world of sours! Avery Brewing's Sisterhood of the Hop and Avery's Chief Barrel Herder will be pouring sour and wild ales from the Avery archives & samples straight from the barrels! Get funky: www.averybrewing.com/tickets [5763 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

Front Range Rally Beer Fest (Loveland) - This is one of Northern Colorado's biggest May beer fests. Unlimited sampling from over 100 different craft beers and hard ciders at the 2nd annual Front Range Rally Beer Fest at the Loveland Food Share (2600 N Lincoln, Loveland, CO) on May 31st from 2:30pm to 7:00pm. In addition to the 40+ breweries in attendance, there will also be 10 different food trucks offering some of the best mobile food around including: Wing Shack, Tacos del Norte, Satori Grill, The Road Grill, Pineapple Express Hawaiian Cuisine, The Giggling Greek, Chaulkboard Gourmet Express, C'est MMMMM Creperie, Bodacious Eats, and Bedrock BBQ. Sip, savor and enjoy while you listen to live performances by Monocle Band and Chain Station. 100% of the proceeds go to benefit Food Bank for Larimer County - helping to feed those in need. Tickets still available at frontrangerally.com. This is an outdoor festival - so come prepared for rain or shine. (The 1:30pm VIP tickets are SOLD OUT!)

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - There's two beer releases this week. On Wednesday May 28th, stop in at 5pm when they tap a firkin of "Afraid of Commitment" - a malty brew with a smooth citrus flavor and huge hop aroma. Then on Thursday, May 29th they are releasing their "Blueberry Wheat" on tap. This is the same brew that everyone loved last year - it's back with a whole new batch! Food trucks available Wednesday through Sunday. Live music Friday 6-8pm and Saturday 5-7pm. Visit them at the Front Range Rally beer fest on Saturday too! [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - Tuesdays mean you get $2.00 off growler fills all day long. They have both growlers (64oz) and snarlers (32oz) available. Here's a suggestion on what to fill it with: Ask for half Apricot Wheat and half Chili Wheat blended. It's a sweet and spicy mix and recommended by Fermentedly Challenged. Take home some Broken Plow brews today. Check them out at the Front Range Rally beer fest this Saturday too! [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Their Bike-in Tuesday special is back! Bicycle your way on in to the taproom and they will give you $1 off pints on Tuesdays. PLUS! They have two releases in the taproom: Angry Banjo is back on tap and "Between Worlds", a white IPA is back on tap as well. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Don't forget that tonight is their monthly City Star Taproom Potluck Dinner starting at 6:30pm. Bring in a dish to share. This month's food theme is BACON! If you cooked your dish with a City Start beer as an ingredient, you'll get a FREE beer! [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing Co (Loveland) - Stop in and get your "To Go" bottles filled for 1/2 price today! KatiLyn will take care of you. [2707 Unit 9 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO]

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - Today is Double Stamp Tuesday! Receive 2 stamps for each bottle you purchase! Fill up a card and get a free bottle! Here's what they have available in the taproom today: Tropic King, Saison, Raspberry Provincial, and Deceit Belgian-style Golden Ale. [1900 E Lincoln, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

The Colorado Springs breweries worked hard over the weekend and need a break. More news tomorrow!

Mountains and West

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co (Edwards) - This weekend Crazy Mountain is kicking off summer with $2 pints of their Saison Juan Farmhouse Ale and are hosting LIVE MUSIC from Andy Moffitt. Swing by the brewery on Saturday, May 31st from 4-8pm for cornhole, horseshoes, great beer, and great music! [439 Edwards Access Rd, B-102, Edwards, CO]

Palisade Brewing Co (Palisade) - On Saturday, May 31st, Palisade Brewing Co will be celebrating their 4 Year Anniversary. They will be releasing "Love Potion #4", a Belgian Pale Ale. There'll be patio games, all day specials and discounts, and live music from Bud Frisinger 3-6pm and Groundscore Bluegrass 7-10pm. Come help them celebrate 4 years! [200 Peach Ave, Palisade, CO]

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