Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Colorado Beer News 061814

Colorado Beer NewsToday is International Sushi Day. Sushi, like craft beer, is an art form and today is the day fans celebrate the combination of vinegared rice and raw seafood. So what craft beer would you pair with sushi? How about a pilsner, a hefeweizen or a Kölsch-style beer! One way to find out - try a pairing! Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, June 18th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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The September 2014 Colorado Beer Festival Calendar is now up!

Metro Denver

Rockyard Brewing Co (Castle Rock) - It's time for another of their popular Jellyman's Deviations! This Friday, June 20th, they will be tapping a small batch of "The Duke of Netherland", a Belgian-style Saison Braggot. This is a big 8% ABV brew that has the taste of fresh mead up front and center, with a pleasant fruit and spicy finish. Savor this one by the tulip glass. [880 Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Tonight is $2 Dollar Craft Can Night from 5pm to close. Two new brews now tapped: Gigantic Firebird (smoked hefeweizen) and Victory's DirtWolf Double IPA. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

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Vine Street Pub & Brewery (Denver) - The Vine Street Pub's Phun Run meets tonight at 6:30pm. The first 25 people to sign up get a free pint after running a gentle 5k through Denver's City Park. Come for the run, stay for the beer! [1700 Vine St, Denver, CO]

Parry's Pizza (4 Denver Metro Locations) - Are you ready for some futbol? World Cup that is. Get $1 off all* beer while you watch the World Cup at Parry's (*some beers excluded). Drink great American craft beer while rooting on your team during the World Cup. Then - save the date - July 23rd at 6pm - for a special Dry Doc Brewing Pint Night. Choose from several Dry Dock brews and keep the pint glass (Highlands Ranch location only).

Two22 Brew (Centennial) - Get $1 off growler fills today! Come fill up, enjoy a pint, and grab some big Big Country Bar B Que for dinner. [4550 S Reservoir Rd, Centennial, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - Their brewers are just as proud of their oak-aged beer as the Hess Bros were in 1966! Try a pint of Xylophilia Milk Stout, their Woody Wednesday release, and see how beer aged in oak barrels intensifies and enhances the flavors! Woody Wednesday and their Xylophilia series are a match made in heaven! House brews today: Dank IPA, Walter Weisse, Rebels, Rogues, and Brothers Imperial IPA,Toffee Porter, Norma Jean Belgian Dubbel, Nitro Porter, and Peachy Keen Berliner Weisse. [6730 S Cornerstar Way Suite D, Aurora, CO]

Black Shirt Brewing (Denver) - Plan to stop by this Friday, June 20th at 5pm to 10pm for their Farmhouse Red Porter Release Party. They'll tap this 7.6% ABV brew at 5pm and will have live music, a food truck and great beer pouring all night long. Then stop back on Saturday, June 21st for the Grand Opening of their Beer Garden. They've built a beer garden in their back yard and it's time to open it to the public! They'll have several delicious Red Ales on tap, a food truck, cornhole boards, and live music from Sawmill Joe! It's gonna be a hell of a party. Here's a sneak peek at the beer garden. [3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO] - Photo courtesy Black Shirt Brewing.

Comrade Brewing Co (Denver) - New beer alert and this ISN'T gluten-free. Come try their new NW Coast Wheat Ale! It's freshly tapped, and will help you wash down wings from Golden Flame Wings, who will start serving at 5:30pm tonight. And nothing goes better together than beer, wings, and Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes at 7pm! [7667 E Iliff Ave Suite F, Denver, CO]

River North Brewery (Denver) - Don't forget! Their Tart Cherry Dubbel is now flowing for Wayward Wednesday. You know how fast their fruit experiments go, so don't miss this one! Matt's Snack Shack is also on site serving up food tonight. [2401 Blake St Unit 1, Denver, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing (Parker) - Today for Firkin Wednesday, Elk Mountain is tapping a Strawberry Hefeweizen. Can you say Yum?! They'll have the World Cup soccer on tonight too for you soccer lovers. [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

Boulder County

Twelve Degree Brewing (Louisville) - Come celebrate 12Degree’s first birthday in the taproom this Saturday, June 21st from noon - midnight. The party will feature the extraordinary band PAA KOW at 8pm! The day will be complete with beer releases, giveaways, music, and, of course, birthday cake. Continue checking their Facebook page for more details and beer release times! [820 Main St, Louisville, CO]

Bootstrap Brewing Co (Niwot) - Come to Bootstrap's Birthday Bash this Saturday, June 21st from noon to close. Get $4 pints all day long. Live music from Scott Von at 2pm. They will also host a Cornhole tournament at 3pm. Then stick around for music from Cat Jerky live at 5pm. Food will be available from Niwot Market and Niwot Tavern. Be there! [6778 N 79th St, Niwot, CO]

Twisted Pine Brewing Co (Boulder) - It's time for another round of Brew Asanas! Join them June 28th at 11am for an hour of yoga followed by a free Twisted beer! Register now, there's limited space available.

Kyle's Brew Fest (Boulder) - Kyle's Brew Fest Album Release Party early bird tickets on sale NOW! On Saturday, August 9th, at Liquor Mart , the Kyle Hollingsworth Band and other special friends will treat fans to a beer festival and album release party, plus a selection of more than 60 craft beers from more than 30 breweries. Get your tickets today at and at Boulder Theater box office. Ready, set... go! [1750 15th St, Boulder, CO]

The Very Nice Brewing Co (Nederland) - Gather up in the Very Nice tap room today at 5:00pm for their next Half Barrel Hump Day! They will be tapping "Freckled Ginger Saison", a ginger cinnamon saison! There's just about 15 gallons of this so it'll go quick! [20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO]

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - Come help celebrate their 21st Anniversary on Sunday, August 3rd at Avery Brewing. Their alley has served them well for 21 years. They've gone from making 800 barrels of beer a year to 50,000, from 3 annual beer styles to 22 and counting, from 3 employees to 93 and counting, and from a 6-car-garage brewhouse to a series of 6-car-garages. They need to keep following their dreams! For their last anniversary party in their original location, Adam Avery is digging deep into his cellar and is pulling out rare and vintage beers to share with you! Tickets are on on sale for around $40 starting June 27th @ 9am MDT. [5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Asher Brewing Co (Boulder) - Don't forget to buy your tickets for their Cornhole-a-Palooza on Sunday, June 22nd @ 2:30pm - 10pm at the brewery! $30 All You Can Drink + Tournament Entry ($35 day of). If you are on the board you get it for $20 but please come to the taproom to buy your ticket. There are already about 20 teams signed up, get on the list now! Great Prizes and All You Can Drink. it's gonna be a fun day! [4699 Nautilus Ct South #104, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

Greeley Stampede (Greeley) - Something new at this year's Greeley Stampede (June 26 - July 6) - for the first time ever, the Greeley Stampede will have a craft and specialty beer garden in addition to its signature beverage options at the festival. The Greeley Stampede is located in the heart of northern Colorado’s beer country and they want to support great beer options for all attendees. The Odell Beer Garden at the Greeley Stampede will feature Odell favorites 90 Shilling Ale, Loose Leaf, IPA, 5 Barrel Pale Ale, Easy Street Wheat will be available in addition to Goose Island’s 312 Urban Pale Ale and Stella Artois. The Odell Beer Garden will be located near the main gates. [Island Grove Park, Greeley, CO]

Colorado Brewers' Festival (Ft. Collins) - Early Bird Beer Tasting Packages are will available for $20 to the festival happening Saturday & Sunday, June 28th & 29th in downtown Fort Collins, CO. This is the big 25th Annual festival and there will be some of the best Colorado craft beers available. Attend both days and see an entirely new beer list each day! Live music, a new "The Wilderness" activity area, "The Summit" specialty beer area with "Meet the Brewers" sessions and a special "Beer School" also. More info and tickets at the official website.

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Calling all soccer & beer fans! Stop in at 1933 Brewing today, Wednesday, 6/18, doors open at 3pm. Special today: $2 off Growler fills, new or used! So either come fill up a growler and take it home with you to watch the World Cup, OR even BETTER come into 1933, drink some brews in the taproom with good company and watch the World Cup on their awesome flat screens! [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - The release date for their upcoming beer "The Last Unicorn" is Friday, June 27th. This is a big (9.0% ABV) tart cherry-raspberry lambic and will be on tap and in bottles. In the meantime, today is Half Off Growler Fill Wednesday. Along with their own beers, Black Bottle has some new guest offerings this week: Shmaltz Brewing Co's "David's Slingshot". And in bottles: Prairie Artisan Ales BOMB!, Stone Brewing's Stochasticity Project QUADROTRITICALE and Collective Distortion. Coming soon: Almanac Beer Co's IPA and Farmer's Reserve Blackberry. [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

New Belgium Brewing (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] New Belgium and 3 Floyds Unearth an Old Polish Craft to Create Grätzer. This smoky collaboration is the latest offering in New Belgium’s Lips of Faith Series. 3 Floyds, a small brewery in Munster, Ind. with a big reputation, and New Belgium Brewing, the third largest craft brewer in the U.S., have partnered to create Grätzer. This bold-flavored ale brings back to life the long-buried Grätzer style from Poland, which primarily uses oak-smoked wheat. This collaboration beer also incorporates Midnight Wheat malt, which provides a mild sweetness. It pours pure black and has a subtle, spicy note from Polish Lublin Hops. At 4.5% ABV and 30 IBUs, Grätzer is sessionable and has a nice, light body, despite its dark appearance. “The beer turned out really refreshing and the tartness complements the smoke and makes the whole drinking experience harmonious,” said Chris Boggess, Head Brewer at 3 Floyds. “We’re also excited about the label art. We tried our best to push for some gruesome artwork and the label is pretty brutal – gooey brains and zombies! We definitely had a fun time partnering with them to create Grätzer,” said Lauren Salazar, New Belgium’s wood cellar manager and sensory specialist. “3 Floyds is in the heart of the Midwest and although they have limited distribution they are known far and wide for some amazing beers, so it was an honor to partner alongside them.” Grätzer is available now through September, while supplies last, in 22-ounce bombers and on draft. [500 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Come celebrate Verboten's favorite summer seasonal - their strawberry rhubarb wheat. This beer taps Saturday, June 21st at 1pm. Plus get some free Strawberry Rhubarb Pie served up from 3 to 5 p.m. Now who isn't In Love with Summer? [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewing (Loveland) - Guess what day it is....It's Traveling Growler day! Come in and take $2 off your growlers all day on Wednesday. If you have a 12 Degree's growler you get a free pint on them. Well not literally on them. That would be weird. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Pikes Peak Brewing Co (Monument) - This Saturday, June 21st, Pikes Peak Brewing will tap their 3rd Anniversary beer "Twiga" (Swahili for Giraffe), a Long Neck Vienna Lager. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Mobile Zoo will also be on site form 1-4pm. During their visit $1 of every pint of PPBC beer will go to benefit the zoo. They will also be hosting an Animal Art Exhibition and sale from June 21st through July 18th. Then this Sunday, June 22nd from 5-8pm, come listen to the Flying W Wranglers ($5 cover). PPBC will also be serving a chuck wagon supper made by Front Range BBQ all day long. Just $11 for a plate loaded down with pulled pork, beans, and all the fixin's. [1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument, CO]

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Tomorrow, June 19th at 5:30pm stop in and have a 2014 edition of their Cheyenne Cañon Community Ale. All proceeds from this beer go to the Friends of Cheyenne Cañon. This beer is a Pinon Nut Brown Ale. [1604 S Cascade Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Dillon Dam Brewery (Dillon) - Stop in late tonight for Live Trivia starting at 9:00pm. Winner get some fun Dam prizes. No Cover. Along with their selection of fine craft beer, you can also get $5 Crown Royal drinks. Also, through June 19th, get 30% off Pub Dinner Menu from 5pm to 10pm. Please mention the offer to your server to get the discount. Get $2.75 Pints in the bar Monday through Thursday 3-6pm and late nights Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9-10pm. Girls' Night Out is Thursday nights from 9-11pm where ladies get free 1/2 pints and the guys pay just $2.75 for theirs. [100 Little Dam Rd, Dillon, CO]

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