Thursday, June 19, 2014

Colorado Beer News 061914

Colorado Beer NewsToday is World Sauntering Day. Slow down your pace today and avoid rushing altogether. Take it easy and smell the roses as they say. Enjoy life more fully today and spend the time to just take it all in. And while you're at it - saunter your way into your favorite local brewery and slowly savor a craft beer with a friend. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, June 19th, 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

Diebolt Brewing Co (Denver) - Stop in tonight for Run Club and the Useless Knowledge Bowl. Put on your running shoes and your thinking cap! Join in for a three-mile jaunt through Sunnyside at 6:00pm and test your trivia prowess with Useless Knowledge Bowl at 7pm. And, they'll have Street Frites on hand serving up hand-cut, double fried organic Belgian style frites with gourmet sauces, toppings and seasonings. Nothing like a craft beer after a run and during trivia. [3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co (Broomfield) - This summer, drink beer - play ping pong. Join Wonderland Brewing Company's FIRST Ping Pong League! When? Tuesdays, 6:30pm starting June 24th. How? Sign up at Wonderland, call (303)953-0400, or send an email to info[at]wonderlandbrewing.com. Registration is $35. What do you get? Wonderland Ping Pong League shirt, glass, beer punch card for ten 13 oz beers, & ten Tuesdays of pong! [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Chain Reaction Brewing Co (Denver) - Denver's next brewery to open is Chain Reaction Brewing Company. They plan to open their doors this Saturday, June 21st at noon and have 16 beers on tap for opening day! Not bad considering they are a small nanobrewery. Check out this beer list: IPA, Pale Ale, Orange Cream Ale, Pink Peppercorn Saison, Red Ale, Belgian Rye Stout, Crème Brulee Imperial Milk Stout, Lemon IPA, Rye IPA, American Pale Wheat, Blonde Ale, Black IPA, Barley Wine, Oatmeal Brown Ale, English Mild, Amber Ale, and a Cilantro Serrano Lime Wheat. Most of these are very small batches, so try them soon! [902 S Lipan St, Denver, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Arvada Beer now has a Vanilla 59er now on tap. It's their Black German Lager with a hint of vanilla added. Come try it today. [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

River North Brewery (Denver) - Today they've got a fresh batch of Quandary Quad flowing in the taproom. Plus, they are welcoming back the Mestizos Food Truck with their awesome quesadillas. [2401 Black St, Unit 1, Denver, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Lakewood) - Today's Thursday ExBeeriment is a SMaSH Rauchbier made with 100% smoked malt and German Tettnanger hops on tap at both locations, bringing a total of 16 beers on tap at West and 9 beers on tap at East! Come on by on this gorgeous Thursday afternoon for a beer, open mic night at West from 7-10pm, show off your comedic or musical talents! ‪#‎partywithcaution‬ [1057 S Wadsworth Blvd #60, Lakewood, CO - or - 12445 E 39th Ave, Unit 314, Denver, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - Today is Firkin Thursday as of 4pm. They will be tapping a Chai Chocolate Rye, plus they will also be tapping the base beer Chocolate Rye. Try both side-by-side to see the difference. Farm to Truck will be on site from 4-9pm serving up a special dish. [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) - Today, back by popular demand: TROPICAL PARADISE! This 11% 90 IBU Imperial IPA is brewed with Citra and Amarillo hops, and fresh organic ginger and mangoes. Hoppy, fruity, juicy, and sure to (mentally) send you to a warm, far away tropical land. [5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO]

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - Good news! Their "Big Jim Belgian Quad" is back on tap. This is a big 10.5% ABV 21 IBU brew. Get one in a 10oz glass for $5 or a growler fill for $8.00. Food from GottaRubIt BBQ at 5pm. [301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO]

Northern Colorado

Big Beaver Brewing Co (Loveland) - New Loyalty Program! Big Beaver is saying "see ya later" to the world's smallest beaver (stamp) and "hola" to BeaverStars (a FiveStars loyalty program). Use your phone number, (they have cards/key chains if you'd like, but they are not necessary) so they can track your beer and food purchases. It's like the grocery store rewards, except free beer is WAY better than 10 cents off a gallon of gas. PLUS, this helps them keep track of just how much Beaver beer you're drinking, so they can reward you with VIP merchandise (a big stuffed beaver, a genuine beaver pelt merkin, etc.) Click here to enroll in the program. You can use your card or phone number at other FiveStars locations to participate their loyalty program. Support local business and be rewarded! [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 9, Loveland, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - The weekend starts tonight at City Star with lots of great beer on tap and live music tonight, Friday & Saturday. Grant McIntosh tonight, The Dukes of Winter with Mike Finders and Ryan Drickey tomorrow, and The Deadwood Saints duo featuring Jeremy Grant on Saturday ‪#‎berthoud‬ ‪#‎livemusic‬ [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - Have you ever gotten double punched? Well you can today at Crabtree Brewing. Bring in your growlers and get 2 punches on your $5 fill card. If one of those punches is a $5 punch then it's only $5 to fill it up! If you don't have a growler card they will get you one started. [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - Tonight is the big Radio 94.9's birthday party at High Hops. There will be a special tapping of 94.9 Watermelon Wheat starting at 4pm. Great live music, food from Bedrock BBQ and Chaulkboard Gourmet Express and a special beer tent outside too. [6461 State Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - New beer on tap today - "You Ain't Seen Nuthin' Wheat". It's a highly sessionable 4.6% 13 IBU brew. Brewed with German wheat yeast and dry spiced after fermentation with Seville orange peel from the Old town Spice Shop. Described as a light and refreshing brew with hints of spice, banana, bubble gum and oranges. Hints of fresh baked bread and oranges will linger all the way through the finish to keep you coming back for more! [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

Freedom's Edge Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Just tapped today: River Rock Wheat, described as a refreshing light American wheat beer. Perfect for a sunny day like today. Enjoy it for $1 off today. [224 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - 20 years ago on June 10th, 1994, Bristol Brewing opened it's doors for the first time. Now get ready for a mighty week-long birthday bash, but you'll need to wait for August 30th - September 6th before they can do it. Meanwhile, tonight, Bristol is hosting a CHEYENNE CAÑON ALE release from 5:30pm to 9:00pm in the Bristol Pub. Then on Sunday, stop in for a Sunday cask tapping of a single-hop IPA. This brew was made with Horizon hops and dry hopped with Simcoe hops. It taps at 12pm. [1604 S Cascade Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Colorado Brewers Rendezvous (Salida) - Advance tickets are available now for the 1st time for the upcoming Colorado Brewers Rendezvous in Salida, CO on July 12th, 2014 from 1pm to 5pm. General admission is $35 and VIP (12pm entry) is $65. Get tickets here for this 18th annual beer event benefiting the Colorado Brewers Guild. [Riverside Park, Salida, CO]
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