Monday, June 2, 2014

Colorado Beer News 060214

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Leave the Office Early Day. Strive to get all of your tasks done early today. Do what you can to boost your productivity and get your job done sooner wherever possible this day. And when you accomplish this, you can feel good about leaving the office a bit earlier. Just beware, however, that boss of yours might just reward you with more work to do the next day. Either way, if you can leave early today you might just be able to enjoy some sunshine and a craft beer a bit sooner. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, June 2nd, 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

Highlands Ranch Beer Festival (Highlands Ranch) - There's just over 1 day left to enter to win 2 FREE VIP Tickets to this Saturday's Highlands Ranch Beer Festival in Civic Green Park from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. VIP's get in 1 hour early @ 1:00pm. The festival is open to all ages; however, only those over 21 can consume alcohol. Proper ID required upon entry. Admission to the park is FREE! You do not need to purchase a ticket to enter the park. Only ticket holders will be allowed to sample beers at the festival. Enter by the end of June 3rd on the Giveaways page. Free to enter, no obligation.

Beryl's Beer Co (Denver) - They're just weeks away from their grand opening of the Beryl's tap room. They invite you to celebrate with them as they open their doors and show off their uniquely crafted, authentically aged beers on Saturday, June 28th. Located about 9 blocks NE of Coors Field on Blake Street. Get ready for more beer in the River North area. [3120-C Black St, Denver, CO]

City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Three Freaks Brewery (Highlands Ranch) - Their last major piece of paperwork is now completed and they have their Certificate of Occupancy! Their inaugural beers are fermenting away and an open day announcement is very near! Keep it freaky! [7140 E County Line Rd, Highlands Ranch, CO]

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - Join in on Sunday, July 20th, 2014 for their 3rd annual "A Night to Remember" Colorado only beer festival as they pay tribute and honor their friend and brew club member #28, Alex Teves, along with all of the victims of the Aurora theater tragedy of 2012. Over 21 breweries will be pouring beers. Four food truck and live bluegrass music. There will also be a silent auction, free prize giveaways and a memory box will be set up. 100% of the proceeds go to the ACT Foundation in Alex's name, providing funds & opportunities to students with unique needs. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Very Nice Brewing Co (Nederland) - Starting this Wednesday and for many Wednesdays to come, stop in for their Half Barrel Hump Day tappings. They'll tap a different half-barrel batch of beer weekly. This week, they have a brew called "Special Lady Friend Saison", brewed with cherries. Coming up later in June: Live music Sunday June 8th, Open Mic Night June 12th, Pints & Poses June 14th, and every other Wednesday is Euchre night (June 11th & 25th). [20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO]

Twisted Pine Brewing Co (Boulder) - Welcome back the return of Twisted Pine's La Petite Saison. It's on tap now in their Tasting Room. Look for bottles in stores starting in about 3 weeks. [3201 Walnut St, Suite A, Boulder, CO]

Crystal Springs Brewing Co (Louisville) - A week ago, Crystal Springs received three new fermenters. They moved them into the brewery and set them in place on Tuesday. Peak Refrigeration is installing the glycol piping today for them and should have them up and running (and full) next week. You know what this means? They won't be running out of Marilyn, or South Ridge or 13. Plus, they'll be canning 13, as well as more Marilyn. This past Friday they released their latest summer brew, a thirst quenching Blonde Ale – perfect for this rather warm weather we're having right now. [657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO]

Front Range Brewing Co (Lafayette) - The staff is getting ready for their 1 year anniversary June 28th. They just blended their Cherry Kombucha Saison for Wednesday and tested a couple anniversary brews. They have a keg each of 6 month old Brandy Barrel Tripel and Bourbon Barrel Doppelsticke Alt. You'll love what aging has done for them. Plan to attend Saturday the 28th! [400 W South Boulder Rd, Suite 1650, Lafayette, CO]

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - Have you tried their Sour Dark Saison called Dr. Panther yet? Their head brewer Brandon Bolt cultured his own yeast for it and it is billed as being "mouth puckering good". Stop in - their tap room hours are 5pm to 9pm today. No food truck today so BYO food if you like. [301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO]

Northern Colorado

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Upcoming beer tappings: King's Son will tap on June 15th. This is an India Pale Lager. Then - The Griffin is coming back! Look for their popular Griffin hefeweizen ale to be back on the taps starting June 21st. Also, save the date for Saturday, July 26th. That's the date for Grimm's 4th Anniversary Party. They plan on hosting a BBQ competition and offering up limited edition gold logo beer steins for purchase. More details to follow in July. PLUS - a new firkin every Friday. This month features a different Grimm brew with fruit added. Blueberry 6/6, Peach 6/13, Cherry 6/20, and Apple 6/27. [623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Branch Out Cider (Ft. Collins) - At long last, all of last year's local Northern Colorado community apple crop has been turned into this year's cider batch! Look for their 2013 Perennial Dry Sparkling Cider on store shelves in NoCo near you. This year's batch weighs in at 8.2% ABV and comes in large sized bottles - perfect for sharing and pairing with food. Never tried a dry sparkling hard cider? Check out Fermentedly Challenged's review of last year's batch (2012). More info at: www.branchoutcider.com.

Wiley Roots Brewing Co (Greeley) - With the recent flooding going on in Greeley with the Cache la Poudre River going over its banks and creeping down 3rd Street, Wiley Roots had to call out for tons of volunteers yesterday to help place sandbags around the brewery to help prevent water from overtaking the brewery. They had to close on Sunday due to the flood. As of today, the intersection at 6th Ave and 3rd Street is underwater and unpassable blocking off access to the brewery. Flood levels are higher now than they were in 2013. They will be closed at least until Wednesday and hopefully the waters will recede before then. Please give your thoughts and prayers that the brewery will not get flooded. More word on this soon. For video coverage of the flooding in that area (showing the Wiley Roots sign) see this 7 News report. [625 3r St, Unit D, Greeley, CO] (Image from 7 News Denver)
Flooding at Wiley Roots

Southern Front Range

Trinity Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Trinity Brewing has begun phasing out all 750ml size bottles and will be moving to smaller sized 375ml bottles for commercial distribution. However, fans can still pick up 750ml sized bottles at the brewpub while they last. By making this change, they will be able to increase the realm of their distribution, including Portland, Oregon area this year. Also, look for their Gold medal winning Elektrick Cukumbahh Saison d'été to return this month on June 13th. [1466 Garden of the Gods, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Snowmass Mammoth Festival (Snowmass Village) - Looking for a mountain festival complete with music, a chili cook-off and lots of craft beer? Plan to attend the Snowmass Mammoth Festival on June 13th through the 15th. On site camping available. The Beer Grand Tasting event will be on Saturday June 14th from 2pm to 5pm. More info and ticket link in the June Beer Fest Calendar.

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co (Edwards) - Today is the last day to get $30 Early Bird tickets for Ed Fest: Craft Beer & Music Festival! Head to edfestbeer.com to purchase yours before the price goes up to $39 at 10:00 pm MDT today!
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