Monday, June 9, 2014

Colorado Beer News 060914

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Donald Duck Day. Back on this day 80 years ago, Donald Duck made his first appearance in the short entitled "The Wise Little Hen" in 1934. The small little duck in a sailor suit with a short temper rarely gets respect, but is one of Disney's most famous characters. If celebrating ducks aren't your thing, then perhaps you can celebrate Best Friends Day and take your best friend out for a craft beer at your favorite local brewery or pub today. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, June 9th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Mountain Monk Brewing Co (Denver) - Big News from Mountain Monk Brewing Co. They are excited to announce that they have signed a lease for the brewery location! The space is 5,500 square feet in size and the taproom will be roughly 2,500 square feet located at 4860 Pecos St in Denver. The brewery is about 300 yards north of the I-70 and Pecos St, exit on the east side of Pecos. While they still have a little while to go before opening, things are now starting to fall in place. [4860 Pecos St. Denver, CO]

Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) - Today is Growler Monday. Bring in your LTBC logo'd growler and receive a discount. You don't need an excuse for beer on a Monday, but now you have one. [8200 Park Meadows Dr, Suite 8222, Lone Tree, CO]

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Copper Kettle Brewing CompanyCopper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] Copper Kettle Brewing Company is pleased to announce the distribution of two additional year round bombers. The expansion of their brewing system from a 3 barrel brewhouse to a brand new 15 barrel brewhouse with a custom copper wrapped boil kettle from Premier Stainless Systems has allowed the company to expand their distribution capabilities. Copper Kettle Brewing Company has a story that goes with each of their year round bombers. The company has recently hired Spencer Seibert, as the Sales Manager to help distribute outside of the Denver Metro area and expand the company’s distribution region. Copper Kettle Brewing Company bottles and distributes the “Mexican Chocolate Stout”, a dynamic stout with cinnamon, cacao nibs, and chili peppers, a Gold Medal Winner at Great American Beer Fest in 2011. The Mexican Chocolate Stout was inspired by the Aztec recipe for Mexican hot chocolate and believed to be the “food of the gods.” “Charlie’s Golden Strong”, a fine Belgian-style golden strong ale, comes in at 8% ABV, and has been distributed for about two weeks. The Golden Strong was named after the owners’, Kristen Kozik and Jeremy Gobien, adopted Golden Retriever mix, Charlie. Charlie can be found at the brewery most days and always happy to get some love from the regulars. The “Naja Imperial Red IPA”, a big, bold American Red IPA, full of intense hop flavor, comes in at 9% and has been bottled and distributed for a little over a week. “Naja” is Sanskrit for the venomous hooded snake, revered by snake charmers, but also dangerous. The Imperial Red IPA is deliciously smooth with a strikingly bold hop flavor. All of the above beers are available year round in the Copper Kettle Brewing Company’s tasting room and also at many local Denver liquor stores as well as in Colorado Springs, Bolder and soon available in Fort Collins. Copper Kettle Brewing Company also has limited release seasonal bombers including their latest bottle, “Le Chapeau”, a French style saison aged in lightly toasted red wine barrels. “Le Chapeau”, is the third release in the barrel aged series this year that also included “Snowed In”, an imperial oatmeal stout with cacao nibs and local coffee and “Well Bred”, an English Barleywine, both aged in Breckenridge Distillery bourbon barrels. The next upcoming beer in this series will most likely be a Tequila barrel lime agave pale ale to be released in the summer. Stay tuned! [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - Do you have Father's Day dinner plans yet? Station 26 has teamed up with their friends at Rolling Smoke BBQ to put together a great meal for dads. Get some smoked prime rib, smoked asparagus, a baked potato, a Caesar salad, and a pint of S26BC beer for $20! Email Terry at rollingsmokebbqco[at]gmail.com to reserve your plate.

Mu Brewery (Aurora) - After some unexpected delays, the Mu Brewery is now open for business! They recently held some soft opening and as of last Friday they are now open. Their initial hours are Thursdays 4pm-10pm, Fridays 2pm-12am, Saturdays 10am-12am, and Sundays 10am-10pm. Look forward to trying their Aurora Town Brown, Boone's Maple Cream Porter, Colorado Bastard IPA, R&R Raspberry Red, and Wit-Less Wonder (and more to come). [9735 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO]

Beer Camp Across America (Denver stop) - Eighty Colorado breweries have signed on to join fellow brewers and beer lovers at Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp Across America, an unprecedented traveling beer festival that will take place later this summer. Nearly 700 craft brewers from around the country have already signed on for the multi-weekend event; anticipating more than 1,300 total craft beers on tap, collectively representing almost every state in the union, Beer Camp Across America promises to be the largest craft beer celebration in history. Colorado breweries have signed on in droves to take part in the historic event. The following will make the trek to the Rocky Mountain edition taking place Friday, July 25th 5-10pm at Civic Center Park in Denver. Beer fans are snatching up tickets for each of the seven events at www.SierraNevada.com/BeerCamp. Each festival will feature up to two beers per brewery, food vendors, and live music by the MarchFourth Marching Band spectacle. To learn more about the festival, please watch this short video.

The Old Mill Brewery & Grill (Littleton) - Father's Day is getting close. Take Dad out for dinner at The Old Mill because Dad's eat FREE when one of the kids pays for an adult meal. And while you're there, treat Dad to a beer as well. [5798 S Rapp St, Littleton, CO]

38 State Brewing Co (Littleton) - Swing by the brewery and sign up for their Inaugural CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT taking place at the brewery later this month. Prizes include taproom credit, with the winning team fetching up to $100! Two players to each team. Qualifying Rounds begin Wed. & Thurs., June 25-26 at 6:00pm, with the Final Round starting at 1:00pm on Saturday, June 28th. Grab a partner and register today! [8071 S Broadway Suite A, Littleton, CO]

Great Divide Brewing Co (Denver) - Don't forget! This Saturday, June 14th from 2-6pm marks Great Divide's 20th Anniversary Party on the grounds of their new upcoming 2nd location - 3403 Brighton Blvd - across the street from The Source in the empty lot. Tix are $30 in advance and $35 at the door (if still available). There will be live music from Gin Doctors, Dirty Frew, Varlet and Confluence, and food trucks: Basic Kneads, Burger Radio, 5280 Street Eats, Pink Tank, PLUS special release beers including beers straight from the barrel! More info on the event webpage. [3403 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing (Parker) - That great smell you'll find around the brewery today is their latest batch of Ghost Town Brown brewing away. On Tuesday, stop in for some discounted growler fills. On Wednesday the 11th, they will tap a firkin of Pilsner Kellerbier. This is a preview of their main release later on this month. [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - Firkin alert! This Thursday, June 12th, Station 26 plans to tap two firkins of ESB. One will be dry-hopped with Amarillo hops and the other dry-hopped with Australian Summer hops. Can you taste or smell the difference? Come find out and tell them which one you like best. [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Crystal Springs Brewing Co (Louisville) - Trivia Fact: This Friday is the only Friday the 13th in 2014, and Crystal Springs is going to celebrate. This Friday get 13% off everything - shirts, hats, books, and even their beer! Get a free beer if you were born on the 13th of any month. [657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co (Longmont) - Culture Jam returns in 2 weeks! Join in at Left Hand June 21st for their vibrant summer music, dance & art fest featuring Ozomatli! Doors open from 4pm to 10:25pm. This is a family friendly event. See the full schedule and ticket info: http://lefthandbrewing.com/event/culture-jam-2014/ [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - Afraid to face Monday? Here's a thought to ponder - you only have to make it to 3pm to enjoy $13.50 pitches of their Hazed & Infused Dry-Hopped Ale. That might help. [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

J Wells Brewery (Boulder) - Today's tap list includes: Hop Haze Imperial IPA, Jr Haze IPA, Defiance Best Bitter, Honey Biscuit British Amber, Session British Wheat, Chocolate Milk Stout, and Lisa Red Ale. Plus, all shirts are just $11 today. Hoppy Monday! [2516 49th St #5, Boulder, CO]

Upslope Brewing Co (Boulder - Flatiron) - It may be bright and sunny today, but Upslope has something dark and tasty on tap. Stop in at their Flatiron location for their freshly tapped Nitro Oatmeal Stout (5% ABV). It's good any time of year. [1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

Colorado Brewers' Festival (Ft. Collins) - For the 25th annual Colorado Brewers' Festival this year, the fest is getting together with Odell Brewing Company and CooperSmith's Pub & Brewing to brew up a special 25th Anniversary Ale that will be available during the upcoming festival June 28th & 29th in Fort Collins, CO. The brewing happens today and the beer will be ready just in time for the fest. Look for it! Tickets are available now at the official fest website. [Fest: 222 LaPorte Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Wiley Roots Brewing Co (Greeley) - While there is still some repairs and clean-up to do after the recent (and on-going floods) in Greeley, Wiley Roots managed to open its doors for business during this last weekend. The floodwaters had mostly receded in their area and the road had re-opened. They cleaned up the taproom and sold beer once again during the weekend. There's still more work to do to get fully recovered and they plan to host a Grand Re-Opening Party this Friday at their taproom. There will be plenty of beer on tap and also live music from Sawmill Joe. They wish to thank the community for all of their support during the recent floods. [625 3rd Street, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - In celebration of Monday, come in after work this afternoon and enjoy a Revenuer IPA, a Belgian's Maibock or any one of their other 7 great beers and start your week off right! All beers will be $4 a pint today and they will be open from 3pm - 8:30pm. [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Take Dad to Grimm Brothers this Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday from 1pm on, come see MOPAR and Friends - an afternoon of racing cars right in the parking lot outside Grimm Brothers. Then, get Dad what he really wants for Father's Day - a beer! Grimm Brothers will be hosting "BBQ & Brews for Dad" this Sunday from 1:00pm on. Get $1 off all pints for Dads on Father's Day. Bottlecap BBQ will be on hand starting at 2:00pm with some tasty BBQ dishes as well. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Enjoying beer is one of life's many pleasures. Another pleasure is drinking beer while competing in the "Fire Cannot Kill a Quizmaster", a Game of Thrones themed trivia night this Saturday, June 14th from 8-10pm at the tasting room. It's $5 to play and you could win some cold hard cash. Don't let Jon Snow on your team, because after all, Ygritte told us he knows nothing. [242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - Brighten up your Monday with $3.50 pints all day today. Because after all you're awesome and beer makes you even more awesome. [2961 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Gnarly Barley Brew Festival Homebrew Competition (Loveland) - Attention Gnarly Home Brewers! There's been a change with the Home Brew Competition and the brewery that you will be working with. The organizers are announcing that High Hops Brewery will be the brewery for this year's Home Brew Competition. They are working out the details with them now, so stay tuned for more information about the style and how to submit your brews. Get ready for the upcoming festival. Tix on sale now for the August 2nd event at The Ranch just next to the Larimer County Fair.

New Belgium Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Available now! Come check out the collaboration beer between New Belgium and 3 Floyds Brewing of Indiana. Together they created a new Lips of Faith bottled beer called "Gr├Ątzer Ale". This brew is a big oak-smoked wheat beer. For those who may not know, Three Floyds is the company who brews such beers as "Alpha King" and "Dark Lord" and have quite the national following. Bottles should be arriving in stores now. Grab one! [500 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - No doubt about it. Mondays can be awesome, especially at Bristol where you get $3 flagship pints from 3:00pm to 7:00pm tonight. [1605 S Cascade, Colorado Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Broken Compass Brewing (Breckenridge) - Broken Compass Brewing opens in Breckenridge [PRESS RELEASE] With backgrounds in chemical engineering and sustainability, the trio behind Breckenridge’s newest brewery settled on the idea of Broken Compass Brewing some 18 months ago. Since then, the beer’s been flowing and beetle kill wood flying – the new brewery off Airport Road features regional wood details and haul rope from the old Colorado chair at Breckenridge Ski Resort. The debut included six different brews: Coconut Porter, Belgian Wit, Chili Pepper Pale, IPA, India Brown Ale, and Collaboration Saison. Expect about 12 beer options by the end of summer, plus a rotating lineup of food trucks parked outside. Inspired by the supportive home brewer community in Denver (and their good friends and former co-workers at Lone Tree Brewery) Jason Ford, David Axelrod and Jollene Ford see community brewer gatherings in their future; it’s all an effort to help make Summit County a destination for beer. After all, said Ford, “The more great beer there is, the more people come to drink it.” [68 Continental Ct, B12, Breckenridge, CO]

Copper Club Brewing Co (Fruita) - Stop in and get $1 off all beers from 4-7pm. Plus, their Community Potluck starts at 5pm tonight. On tap now: Hoocheweizen, Hammock Time, F-Town Amber, 18 Road IPA, Ote Imperial IPA, Brown Ale and Aspen St Coffee Porter. After dinner you can head over to the Cavalcade for the Milkdrive concert at 8pm. What a great way to unwind from the Mondays! [233 E Aspen Ave, Fruita, CO]

Backcountry Brewery (Frisco) - Congrats to Backcountry Brewery for taking a Silver medal this last weekend in the North American Brewers Association awards for their "Beard Envy Rye Brown Ale". You can stop in and enjoy a pint of that while soaking up the sun and enjoying one of the best views in the county from their patio. [720 Main St, Frisco, CO]

Kannah Creek Brewing Co (Grand Junction) - Who's ready for some firkin beer? Tonight Kannah Creek is tapping a Sage Porter firkin at 5:00pm. Start of the week right. [1960 N 12th St, Grand Junction, CO]

Statewide

Untappd (Website/App) - In honor of the upcoming Colorado Brewers' Festival on June 28th & 29th, Untappd is offering up the new "I Colorado Brewing (2014)" badge. This badge can be unlocked by checking in to any two (2) beers from any Colorado brewery listed below. It will only be available from June 9th to June 28th, so be sure to pick up your favorite brew from The Centennial State! Visit untappd.com for more info.
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