Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Colorado Beer News 052814

Colorado Beer NewsToday is James Bond Day. This day marks the birth anniversary of Ian Fleming who was born in 1908. Fleming is best known for creating the fictional character James Bond, aka 007 the British secret agent. Fleming's books went on to inspire over 23 movies, most of which were very successful in the box office. So while we beer drinkers may not enjoy the type of beverage that is "Shaken, not stirred", we can at least toast today to Ian Fleming's memory and perhaps watch a Bond film and enjoy a good craft beer. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, May 28th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Rock Bottom Brewery (Denver) - The Denver location is planning to do several tappings and tasting sessions on Wednesdays in June 2014. Starting off on Wednesday, June 4th at 6:00pm, they'll tap their "Participation Pale Ale", a heavily hopped session IPA. Get a complimentary glass from 6-6:30pm. Then on Wed. June 11th 5pm it's "Compare the Beers" night. Join their brewers and taste their beers side by side with other local brews. Then on Wed. June 18th at 6pm they'll tap "IP HEY", an apricot IPA. Again, get a complimentary glass of this from 6-6:30pm. And finally on Wed. June 25th at 6pm they will tap their "El Hefe", a German-style Hefeweizen. And yes, get a free glass of it from 6-6:30pm that day. Plenty of other activities throughout the month as well including live music on Fridays. [1001 16th St, Suite 100A, Denver, CO]

Great Divide Brewing Co (Denver) - There's a new brewing coming in early July - "Showdown Rye IPA". Great Divide states that this "is an IPA reimagined. With a heaping addition of hardy rye, this copper-hued brew delivers an unmistakable spicy rye character, while a burly dose of American hops evokes the piney aroma of untamed wilderness. Balanced, bold, and brave, Showdown claims the prize." Look for this on draft and in bottles in time for the 4th of July weekend.

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Rockyard Brewing (Castle Rock) - This Friday brings another Jellyman's Deviation brew. This time, it's "Four Kings", an Irish Braggot Ale (7% ABV). A braggot is a mix of honey (often mead) and beer. Four Kings is a malt forward brew with a balanced honey flavor. It taps at 4pm sharp on May 30th. Be there for this one! [880 W Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO]

American Craft Beer RadioAmerican Craft Beer Radio (102.3 FM Denver) - Beginning this Saturday and continuing every last Saturday of each month, ACBR and Hard Rock Cafe Denver will kick off 3 featured craft breweries that will hold 3 taps each at Hard Rock for that month…LIVE from the Hard Rock! Happy hour prices for the featured breweries from 11am to 2pm. Tons of brewery swag to be given away during the show. Get unique insight from the brewery reps, as well as the American Craft Beer Radio team. Join in this Saturday (May 31) at 11:30am for the kickoff show featuring this month's representatives from Strange Craft Beer Company, Renegade Brewing Company, and Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado. If you like craft beer, craft radio, and craft rock & roll, come check it all out! [Hard Rock Cafe Denver: 500 16th St #120, Denver, CO]

Foam on the Range Homebrew Club (south Denver) - This Saturday, May 31st, Foam on the Range Homebrew Club will be having their annual bicycle pub crawl. This year they have decided to take the more challenging route the club used the first several years of the crawl. They will meet and leave the Falling Rock Tap House in Lodo at 11am and follow the schedule below. Non club-member beer and bike enthusiasts are welcome to join. Just be at the Falling Rock at 11am ready to go. At 11am they leave Falling Rock taking Cherry Creek bike trail out to and over the dam to Dry Dock Brewing. After that, take the Cherry Creek bike trail back to Lodo with the following stops: Comrade Brewing Co & Bull and Bush. Once back to Lodo stop at Great Divide Brewing. And finally end back at Falling Rock Tap House. They plan to keep a fairly brisk schedule, staying at each stop for 45-60 minutes and get back to Falling Rock by 5pm. (Be safe!)

Highlands Ranch Beer Festival (Highlands Ranch) - The HRBF is back again for another year on June 7th from 2pm to 6pm in Civic Greek Park in Highlands Ranch, CO and once again Fermentedly Challenged is giving away a pair of FREE VIP Tickets to this event! This contest is free to enter for anyone 21+ - just head to the Giveaways page here on Fermentedly Challenged, and enter up to 4 different ways. The contest ends at 11:59pm June 3rd. Winner will be announced on June 4th and the winner will get their VIP tickets emailed to them. Dozens of craft breweries, live music and lawn games. VIP tickets get in 1 hour early at 1pm! Enter now - deadline is Tuesday, June 3rd end of day. More fest details on the June Beer Fest Page.

Cannonball Creek Brewing Co (Golden) - There's a brand new summer ale on tap today starting at 3pm: Saison Blanc, a white saison brewed with the right amounts of wheat and oats (5% ABV). It's a great beer to beat the heat with. [393 N Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

4 Noses Brewing Co (Broomfield) - Having a tough time getting over the Hump today? Stop in and try their experimental Blackberry Bareback Blonde Ale. Their doors open at 4pm. Come cool off with a brew. [8855 W 116 Circle, Broomfield, CO]

Beryl's Beer Co (Denver) - This new soon-to-open brewery has announced their official Grand Opening date of their tap room as one month from today - June 28, 2014. Plan to stop in and sample their beers and relax and celebrate with them. Doors will open at 11:00am. Food will also be available from Capt'n Crabby along with some live music playing. [3120-C Blake St, Denver, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing (Parker) - It's perfect patio weather and time to tap a firkin today at 4pm. Stop in and try the Island Amber firkin. [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - Expansion news! The brewery just took delivery of two new 30 barrel fermenters. This means one thing: More beer coming in the future! [5535 W 56th Ave, Suite 107, Arvada, CO]

Boulder County

Boulder Beer Live MusicBoulder Beer Co (Boulder) - Check out this incredible list of Live Music scheduled for the entire summer at Boulder Beer Company. They have music out on the patio on Thursdays 5-9pm and Saturdays 5-9pm from now through September 20th! Plan to spend some evenings with a cold brew and great music outside on the patio this Summer. Click the image for a much larger view. [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

The Post Brewing Co (Lafayette) - Good news! Now you can purchase a keg of Post beer for your enjoyment at home! They are only accepting pre-orders (24 hours in advance) contact nick[at] to order your keg of Post ‪craft beer. ‬[105 W Emma St, Lafayette, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co (Longmont) - Save the date for this Friday, May 30th at 12pm and join in at the tasting room at Left Hand for the release of "Safety Round - Round 3: Extra Pale Ale". This is a brand new beer and will be available first in the Tasting Room. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Jul-IPA Festival (Boulder) - The West End Tavern is planning to host their 2nd annual Jul-IPA Festival on Saturday, July 19th at the Millennium Harvest House in Boulder, CO. There will be IPA's from 35 different breweries along with live music, food from Rolling Smoke Craft BBQ, raffle prizes. $35 entry fee gets you unlimited IPAs. Are you hop-headed enough to handle it? 100% of the ticket sales go to Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence. Tickets available online. [1345 28th St, Boulder, CO]

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - It's the perfect beer drinking weather, come down and grab a glass of their small batch tapping at 5pm. They do it every Wednesday and today it's a Black Rye Kolsch. Suburban Weiner will be joining them in ze ‪#‎beergarden‬ ‪#‎smallbatchwednesday‬ [301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO]

Northern Colorado

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - Broken Plow will be pouring beer at their 1st beer fest this weekend. Visit them at the Front Range Rally in Loveland on Saturday, May 31st 2:30pm - 7pm. Back at the taproom tonight, join in for Trivia Night every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm - 13 teams and still growing. Later this week on Friday night, enjoy a beer with live music from Travis Houle from 7-9pm. And on Saturday night they will be serving up food from Contemporary Cook Catering and Cafe from 6-9pm. Stop in and try the Stone Free Apricot Wheat while you visit. [4731 W 10th St Unit G, Greeley, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Stop in today for Happy Happy Happy Hour from 3 to 6pm. They've got their "Between Worlds" Belgian Style White IPA back on tap. A perfect summer beer. Also, join in for "Paint and Sip Suds" in the brewhouse from 6 to 8pm. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Today is another edition of their Traveling Growler special. Come in and get $2 off every growler fill. Bonus: if you bring in a growler from Crabtree Brewing they will buy you a free pint as well (one per person). Also, this Friday they will release the last cocktail firkin of May - a very special Daiquiri Maiden's Kiss. They've still got some Pina COlada 3 Golden Hairs available too while it lasts. [623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Front Range Rally (Loveland) - Help feed the hungry in Larimer County by attending a beer fest! This Saturday is gearing up to be a great day for the Front Range Rally beer fest. Last year, this event raised over $10,000 for Food Bank for Larimer County and this year's event will be even bigger and better! Over 40 craft breweries will be pouring over 100 different beers. Even more beers in the VIP Tent starting at 1:30pm (if you were lucky to get those tix). Two live bands will be playing all afternoon and 10 different food trucks will be on hand to fill your stomach with great food. General admission tix will be available at the gate. More info and early tix at: [Event: 2600 N Lincoln, Loveland, CO @ Loveland Food Bank]

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Stop in today for Happy Half Off Growler Fill Wednesday. Also - there will be two special bottle releases at Black Bottle Brewery this Friday, May 30th and these bottles will only be available at the brewery. Stop in and get some "There Went the Neighborhood" (Whiskey/Wine Barrel Aged Sour Rye Saison) and "There Goes the Neighborhood" (Belgian Rye Saison). These are in very limited quantities so get them early. Try them today on tap and in take home bottles this Friday. [1611 S College Ave, Suite 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Tomorrow, Thursday May 29th, 1933 Brewing will be tapping another brew. Stop in to try a fresh batch of Belgian's Maibock (around 7% ABV). [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] Fort Collins, Colo. -- The Fort Collins Brewery, along with Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern is excited to announce the release of the 5th chapter to the Out of the Ashes (OOA) series, Smoked IPA on Friday, June 13th. Smoked IPA mingles a soft sweet smoke with citrus zest in the aroma, each fighting for dominance. Strong hop bitterness cuts through at the end to keep this beer clean, bright and full of flavor. FCB utilizes hand-crafted malts from Copper Fox Distillery (Sperryville, Va.) to process a floor malted, dried in a traditional wood-fired kiln, and smoked by smoldering select local fruitwoods on top of the Distillery kiln room’s cast iron stove to create the unique flavor palate of the The 5th OOA edition will be packaged in bombers, as well as in draft for a select number of bars and restaurants, true to tradition for the smoked series. Out of the Ashes is a bomber series of limited release beers that showcase the varied and unique flavors and aromas delivered from malt smoked over wood-burning fires. This series was created to be shared with food and friends. The Smoked IPA adds to an awarding winning series following FCB’s previous installments of Out of the Ashes brews; Rauchbier, Mesquite Chili Lime Ale, Smoked Rye Porter and the Smoked Märzen. OOA received two gold medals in the Smoked Beer, Flavored category from the BTI World Beer Championships in 2013 with Rauchbier and Mesquite Chili Lime. [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - Stop by and try their newest release - Mosaic Single-Hop Session Ale. A great beer to pair with blue skies and sunshine. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Paradox Beer Company (Woodland Park) - Their new May 2014 bottle releases are labeled up and ready to be delivered all over the state. Look for their: Tart Darkelette (wild dark ale aged in oak wine barrels), SHoGA KOSHo (farmhouse ale aged in oak wine barrels), Skully No 10 (sour golden ale aged in oak wine barrels), and The Catcher (wild rye age aged in oak wine barrels). Ask your local liquor store to carry these! [106 E Village Terrace Suite 100, Woodland Park, CO]

Mountains and West

Storm Peak Brewing Co (Steamboat Springs) - While this soon to open brewery won't be ready to open until late June, they are currently offering memberships in both their Locals Mug Club and Growler Club. The 1st Annual Mug Club gets members their very own 20oz mug hanging on the wall in the brewery! 20oz pours on all menu items at 16/10oz pricing means you get more beer for your buck! Perfect for those of you who intend to spend some time hanging out with us in our rockin' tap-room. Only 100 memberships available. And for those of you on the go, the Locals Growler Club is the best way to get Storm Peak beer mobile. This exclusive 32oz growler comes with a slick graphic of our "mountain growler goat" and 3 free fills of any Storm Peak beer. After your 3 fills members will receive discounted fills on all beers on tap! Only 300 memberships available. Members of both clubs will receive 10% off all merchandise and invites to their locals club release party. Memberships are available online and onsite when they open. [1744 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO]

Pagosa Brewing Co (Pagosa Springs) - There's a new cask ale available today - White IPA - it's a hoppy IPA with malted wheat, which gives it a "white/wheaty" flavor. It balances perfectly with the extra Amarillo hops they added to the cask. It's firkin fresh and won't last long. [118 N Pagosa Blvd, Pagosa Springs, CO]

Crazy Mountain Brewing (Edwards) - Early bird tickets are now available at their taproom for this year's Ed Fest scheduled for Saturday, August 16th. Buy tickets now and save $10 over the regular price. Hurry limited supply of Early Bird tickets available. More info on Ed Fest in the August Beer Fest Calendar. [439 Edwards Access Rd, B-102, Edwards, CO]

Of National Interest

Beer Geeks (TV Show) - [News Release] As great as the show is (they've just been nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Culinary Program up against the big boys like Bobby Flay and Anthony Bourdain), generating revenue to produce the series remains a struggle. The TV show Beer Geeks is committed to shooting season two and are trying to fund the shooting of one episode through Kickstarter. Which means they need to get the word out (since they are on a 30 day Kickstarter deadline). It would be a great help if readers and fans could contribute (as little as a buck is ok) and pass the word along to anyone and everyone you know, any way you can help them reach as many beer lovers as possible. Please visit their Kickstarter site via this web address:

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