Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Colorado Beer News 061714

Colorado Beer NewsToday is the last Tuesday of Spring. If this were Iceland, this would be Independence Day. If you lived in Massachusetts, this would be Bunker Hill Day. And for foodies, it's "Eat Your Vegetables Day". As for we Colorado craft beer drinkers, it's a great day for sipping a craft beer out on the patio. Enjoy the last week of Spring before the scorching temperatures of Summer hit! Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, June 17th, 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) - Fans of Almanac Beer Company will want to take note of Hops & Pie's upcoming special event set for Sunday, June 22 at 2pm. They will be celebrating Almanac Beer Company's release into Colorado and putting up 5 different Almanac beers on tap including: Strawberry Dogpatch (wine barrel aged), Golden Gate Gose, Almanac IPA, Honey Saison, and Farmer's Reserve Blackberry (aged in wine barrels). San Francisco based Almanac is known for creating seasonal artisan ales using local fruits and vegetables in barrels. Try one or a flight of them all. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - Fruit Beer Cask Month continues at Copper Kettle this week and they'll be tapping a firkin of Pineapple Mango Charlie's Golden Strong this Wednesday, June 18th around 2pm. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
Sponsored ad from City Star Brewing - Berthoud, CO.

Beer By Design Brewery (Northglenn) - Ladies! It takes class to drink like a girl, so join in on a class next Thursday, June 26th at the brewery. Tickets are available for the "Learn to Drink Like a Girl" class at $15 (includes beer). As your server for details. Also, don't forget Trivia Wednesday night at 6:30pm. And also, come to the BDD Car Show this Saturday, June 21st 10am at the brewery. Hot cars and cold beers! [2100 E 112th Ave, Northglenn, CO]

Strange Craft Beer Co (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] On Thursday, June 19 a group of Colorado breweries are launching the state’s, and possibly the country’s, first Simultaneous Collaboration Brew. Beginning at 8 a.m. mountain standard time, six breweries across the state will brew the Simultaneous Saison at their respective locations. They’ll unite their efforts via social media with the hashtag #SimultaneousBrew. Each brewery will brew the same Simultaneous Saison with all Colorado-grown ingredients — pale and crystal malts from Colorado Malting Company in Alamosa, Nugget hops from Misty Mountain Hop Farm in Olathe, Chinook hops from High Wire Hops in Paonia, and fresh honey from BeeYond the Hive, Colorado’s oldest beekeeping operation, in Salida. Participating in the Simultaneous Collaboration Brew are Strange Craft Beer Company in Denver, Echo Brewing Company in Frederick, Pikes Peak Brewing Co. in Monument, Very Nice Brewing Company in Nederland, Butcherknife Brewing Company in Steamboat Springs, and Kannah Creek Brewing Company in Grand Junction. Tim Myers, the owner at Strange Craft Beer Company in Denver, is the driving force behind the Simultaneous Collaboration Brew. “While I encourage everyone to brew the same recipe on brew day,” he says, “I also hope each brewery will finish it however they wish, to give it their own personal signature.” Tune in on Facebook and Twitter at 8 a.m. mountain standard time on Thursday, June 19 to connect with the Simultaneous Collaboration Brew, where each brewery will be posting photos and videos of their progress. Use the hashtag #SimultaneousBrew to join the conversation. All six of the Simultaneous Saisons will be on tap at the 18th annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous in Salida on Saturday, July 12. For more information about the festival, visit coloradobeer.org.

Renegade Brewing Co (Denver) - Bike in Buck off! Get $1 off each beer for riding your bike to Renegade today. Also, check out their new 16 oz growlers! Who knew a pint's worth of beer could be so adorable. [925 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO]

Great American Beer Festival (Denver) - It may only be June, but already the 2014 GABF is making plans for this October 2-4, 2014. If you want to try to get tickets this year - here are the dates. Brewers Association & AHA Members tickets go on sale July 29th at 10:00am Mountain sharp. General Public Sale starts on Wednesday, July 30th at 10:00am Mountain time. Breweries are already signing up for spots this year. There is a limit of 4 tickets per session per ticket buyer for the General Sessions. For members only, the ticket limit is 2 tickets per member number. Ticket prices are $75 for members and $80 for general public. The Saturday afternoon Members-only session is $65. Designated Driver tickets are $25. (Plus any Ticketmaster fees). Save up your pennies! More than 2,800 beers will be poured!

River North Brewery (Denver) - Tomorrow's Wayward Wednesday tapping is a good one: Tart Cherry Dubbel! Only five gallons, first pour at 3pm tomorrow. In the meantime, when the current keg of Oud Bruin kicks today, they'll tap a fresh batch of Quandary Quadrupel! [2401 Blake St, Unit 1, Denver, CO]

Barrels & Bottles Brewery (Golden) - If you're in Golden this Thursday, swing by Barrels and Bottles Brewery for a Crazy Mountain Brewing Hopstile Tap Takeover! The fun starts at 5:00pm and features Hookiebobb IPA, Gorilla You're A Desperado IBA, Moonlight Mile Black IPA, and Lawyers, Guns & Money Barleywine. You can even win tix to Ed Fest: Craft Beer & Music Festival! Be there! [600 12th St, Golden, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Tomorrow night (June 18th) 59'er makes it's return. This is a German Black Lager that is 5.6% ABV and doesn't have the roast found in a Porter or a Stout. Makes for an easy drinking dark beer! [5600 Old Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Boulder County

Echo Brewing (Frederick) - Come on in to Echo Tuesday and Wednesday this week from 6:00-8:00 pm to register for the Tour de Flight held this Saturday, June 21st. Also on Wednesday June 18th, they'll be releasing their "Air and Wheels Apricot Wheat" brewed for this event and anyone previously registered can pick up their race bag! More info on Tour de Flight here. [5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO]

Crystal Springs Brewing Co (Louisville) - This Thursday, June 19th - come to a Beer and Cheese pairing Class at Crystal Springs Brewery at 5:30pm. Crystal Springs is partnering up with Cured to bring you the first of their monthly Third Thursday Beer and Cheese Pairing Class. They've been slaving away over the last few weeks, diligently tasting a variety of cheese and beer combinations, finding the best of the best which they will present for you on Thursday night. Tickets cost $25 per person and include an array of Crystal Springs Brews, Cured Cheeses, and a bit of an education to boot. Contact Crystal Springs at 303.665.8888 for tickets! [657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO]

Northern Colorado

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - On Wednesday, June 18th at 5pm, High Hops will tap a firkin of "Half Habi", an Amber Ale with half of the habanero's from their popular Habanero Honey Ale. This brew is light in body and in spice. Then on Thursday, June 19th, High Hops is hosting the Radio 94.9's Birthday Bash from 4pm to 9pm. Admission is free, but you are asked to bring a can or more of non-perishable food to help benefit the Weld County Food Bank. (No pets please). Plus, this weekend, while you are enjoying a beer, look around the Windsor Gardener during their Open House Saturday & Sunday June 21st & 22nd. Get 20 to 75% off nearly everything in the store (some exceptions apply). They even sell hop plants! [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

FCB 1020 Pale AleFort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - FCB is planning ahead for Fall. [PRESS RELEASE] The Fort Collins Brewery, along with Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern is excited to announce the newest addition to the FCB full time lineup, 1020 Pale Ale, coming October 2014. 1020 Pale Ale has a citrus aroma with underlying tones of pine and grapefruit zest that inhabit the flavor, while a smooth, light body and crisp, clean bitterness from the Galena, Cascade and Chinook hops leave your palate both refreshed and liberated. Stats: ABV 5.3%, SRM 12, IBU 45. “We felt a full hop aroma, but yet approachable pale ale was a great option for the future of our brewery as it replaces 1900 Amber in the full time lineup,” said FCB’s General Manager, Tina Peters. “With 1020 we cheers to the last 10 years and toast to the next 20.” [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - New beer coming this Friday, June 20th - King's Son India Pale Lager. At Grimm Bros, they love to drink IPA's. During the last few samplings of Colorado beers they decided to take their favorites of the bunch and dissect with their pallets the characteristics they enjoyed most and combined them into an IPL. King's Son is their take on the American IPA, but lagered as your finest German beer is. They decided to push the boundaries on hop aroma and flavor in a perfectly balanced lager. This is described as one tasty "hoppy" brew everyone can enjoy even if you don't like IPAs. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - Loveland Aleworks is turning 2! Join in on Thursday, July 3rd for their 2nd annual Fest-Of-Ale featuring a variety of small batch aleworker beers. There will also be plenty of food and games as well. More details coming soon. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Don't forget to enter their "World Cup" drawing. One entry per day with purchase of a pint. Three winners will be announced on July 14th! First Prize: T-shirt. Second Prize: Growler plus fill. Third: Verboten logo glass. Enter now through July 13th! [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - Join in this Friday night (June 20th) from 6-8pm for a Firkin Friday Reimagined + Live Music! This week they will tap the "B4" firkin. It's their Boxcar Brown brewed with blackberries and black plums. For every tulip of the firkin that you purchase... get a FREE CRABTREE PINT GLASS! The person who gets the LAST "certified" pour from the Firkin keg gets a FREE growler of this delicious beer. (must be before 8pm!) After the firkin, their brewer Dave will perform live music for you. Plus a food truck will be on site (TBD). [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - For Tuesday - get $2 off all growler and snarler fills. It's a brew day too - come smell the delicious aroma. [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing Co (Loveland) - Come get your jugs filled! If you stop in and talk with Kate today she'll give you 1/2 price to-go fills. Not bad for a Tuesday eh? [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd Suite 9, Loveland, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Have you signed up for the PreGame CornHole summer league yet? It's on Tuesday nights and there will be beer specials as well as food from The Goodness. Hurry though, sign up ends Friday! League players get $1 off all pateros Creek Beers. League will end August 12th. Register your team now! [242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

The Southern region is busy brewing up beers. Stay tuned for more news tomorrow!

Mountains and West

Rockslide Brewery & Restaurant (Grand Junction) - Join in today for 20-Year Tuesday. Their Platinum Blonde Pints are just $2 from 4pm to 1am tonight. Every Tuesday! [401 Main St, Grand Junction, CO]

Broken Compass Brewing (Breckenridge) - If you haven't been out to see them lately (or yet) you should! They have all 7 of their staple beers on tap: Helles, Belgian Wit, Chili Pepper Pale, IPA, India Brown, Chocolate Coffee stout, and last but not least Coconut Porter. [68 Continental Ct, Unit B12, Breckenridge, CO]

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