Monday, June 23, 2014

Colorado Beer News 062314

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Let It Go Day. No, we're not talking about the recent Disney song, but rather the fact that everyone has regrets and holds grudges. Today you are encouraged to put those things that bother you, bring you grief or simply irritate you behind you and just "let them go". Toss away your old hang ups, forget the issues of the past and start out fresh and build towards a new future. Having a craft beer can help with that. Toast to better days ahead and vow not to look back. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, June 23rd, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

[CO Beer Festivals] -- [Beer Dinners] -- [CO Beer Releases]

Metro Denver

The Brew on Broadway (Englewood) - The BoB opens at 3:00pm today. Come and have a beer with Janel and get $1.00 off of their regular house beers. [3445 S Broadway, Englewood, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - There must be something in the beer that makes a guy want to get engaged. Three of the staff members all recently got engaged to be married all within a short period of time. Coincidence? Consider yourself warned. Their Nitro Monday beer release starts at 3:00pm today. Look for their "Rebels, Rogues and Brothers Imperial IPA" on the nitro tap. [6730 S Cornerstar Way, Suite D, Aurora, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - New Beer Release today: "Camp Out Coffee Stout"! An American style stout with notes of roasted coffee and chocolate that dance together like the flames of a campfire. Brazilian coffee (World Cup inspired) adds a subtle nose and full bodied flavor that will keep you up to see the stars. Plus Taproom Trivia at 6:30pm and food from Slyderman. [5535 W 56th Ave, Suite 107, Arvada, CO]

Blue Spruce Brewing (Centennial) - Blue Spruce is announcing longer hours for their tap room. The tap room will open at 11am Monday-Wednesday, with the full restaurant opening at 3pm. Also open at 11am Thursday - Sundays. In addition to their full line-up of beer, today is also Margarita Monday. Get a margarita for 1/2 off when you purchase an appetizer. Also, they now have their Brown Ale back on tap today. [4151 E County Line Rd, Unit G, Centennial, CO]

Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew (Denver) - The Mile High Business Alliance will host the launch of the "Denver Beer Guide" at Our Mutual Friend this Thursday, June 26th from 6pm to 8pm. This guide was created to help promote "Drink Local First". Come sample locally crafted beers using ingredients sources from local producers. The first 50 people to come join the party and show their event registration email will receive a free beer courtesy of Mile High Business Alliance. RSVP Now!

Golden City Brewery (Golden) - Stop by today for a glass of their "Stand-Up Double IPA". This big, hoppy brew weighs in at 9.0% ABV and over 100+ IBUs. Texorado BBQ will also be there all day and will make the perfect pairing for your Double IPA. [920 12th St, Golden, CO]

Rockyard Brewing Co (Castle Rock) - Tapping this Friday, June 27th will be a full batch of "Ten Story Plunge Belgian Tripel Ale". This is a pale Golden Ale, with a fruit and spice filled aroma. It's subtle yet complex light sweetness may have a slightly sugar-like character. Additions of sweet orange peel, coriander, grains of paradise lend to this ale's complexity. Finish dry and refreshing. This is a deceivingly strong brew that weighs in at 8.5% ABV. [880 Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO]

River North Brewery (Denver) - For this week's Wayward Wednesday, they'll pour two pilot batches of their summer seasonal Tripel. Both versions side-by-side, so you can tell them your favorite! Be quick, just five gallons were made of each. Get one of the first pours at 3pm this Wednesday, June 25th. [2401 Blake St, Unit 1, Denver, CO]

4 Noses Brewing Co (Broomfield) - Today is Anarchy Monday at 4 Noses. Get $1 off all pints all day long today. And if you are a mug club member, get $4 Anarchy Mugs. [8855 W 116th Cir, Broomfield, CO]

Kokopelli Beer Co (Westminster) - Don't forget that Kokopelli Beer Company is now open Mondays 11am to 9pm. And from 2-5pm on Mondays you can get $1 off house pints. [8931 Harlan St, Westminster, CO]

Boulder County

Front Range Brewing Co (Lafayette) - On June 28th, Front Range Brewing Co is turning one and will throw a party to celebrate! They're taking over the back pavilion of the Jax/Lafayette Marketplace. FRBC will have three bands, seven special beer tappings, and food specials including beer cupcakes from Juliana's Bakery, and a pig roast from Lunada. The music kicks off at noon with Big Hibiscus on the pavilion followed by Wall of Records then Ash Ganley brings it inside at 6pm. The special tappings include a nicely aged brewer's reserve keg of Rumrunner Coffee Quad, Brandy Barrel aged Tripel, and Bourbon Barrel Aged Dopplesticke Alt, small batch Gratzer and Kentucky Common, finishing with a Tequila Barrel Saison with Brett and a Cherry Lambic. They're only pulling off five gallons of the Saison and Lambic then letting it go for a while longer. You'll want to be there to try it! [400 W South Boulder Rd, Suite 1650, Lafayette, CO]

Vindication Brewing Co (Boulder) - Happy Monday! Why should you be happy on a Monday? Because today they are offering $1.50 off all pints all day long! Come cool off with a Go Ask Alice before it's all gone. [6880 Winchester Cir, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

City Star Brewing presents: Hops & Harley (Berthoud) - [PRESS RELEASE] A small Colorado brewery with a big heart has stepped up to help a little Chihuahua with a big dream. Harley spent 10 years living in a small cage in a puppy mils, never knowing the touch of a kind hand … until he was rescued and found a loving home. City Star Brewing, located in Berthoud, Colorado, learned the plight of the puppy mill dogs through Harley. “Hops and Harley” then became a reality. This fun event is designed to not only create awareness about puppy mills, but will also be fun for the entire family. All proceeds from the event will go directly to National Mill Dog Rescue for the rescue and care of puppy mill survivors. “Hops and Harley” will take place on June 29th in Fickel Park in downtown Berthoud, just 3 blocks west of City Star Brewing. There will be live music, food trucks, a silent auction, face painting, a photo booth, puppy mill education, great beer and more! Harley, himself, will be there along with several other puppy mill survivors who are also “spokesdogs” against puppy mills. Harley tells his story on his facebook page which currently has nearly 50,000 active fans: - His campaign, “Harley to the Rescue” has raised more than $150,000 for National Mill Dog Rescue to date. More information about "Hops and Harley" can be found here:
City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
Sponsored ad from City Star Brewing - Berthoud, CO.

Colorado Brewers' Festival (Ft. Collins) - Early discount ticket sales for this weekend's Colorado Brewers' Festival will close at 10am on Wednesday, June 25th. Get your tickets now! $20 early bird, $60 All Brewers Eve, and $40 Breakfast & Brews @ The Mainline. Ticket prices for the festival go up to $30 after that. Grab your tickets online soon!

Wiley Roots Brewing Co (Greeley) - Coming up on July 19th, Wiley Roots will be celebrating their 1st Anniversary and just for the occasion they will be bringing back a special brew. Stop in for some of their Rocky Mountain Hideout, a bourbon barrel-aged chocolate porter. This is a limited batch, so don't miss out. Also coming in July is their new Drop Top American Blonde. And for you Mug Club members, this weekend, Kyle broke out their small batch system and brewed up a special batch of beer that will only be available to Mug Club members in mid-July. [625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

CooperSmith's Pub & Brewing (Ft. Collins) - The city of Fort Collins is starting to celebrate their 150th Anniversary and to help celebrate, CooperSmith's and The Coloradoan (newspaper) are planning to host "150th Trivia" at CooperSmith's Poolside location tomorrow, June 24th from 6-8pm. Test your knowledge of Fort Collins and celebrate its sesquicentennial. Coloradoan reporters will be on the scene, to be a lifeline for you or your team. Play for fun prizes. Cost: $15 cash at the door. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Project Self-Sufficiency. Your $15 includes a CooperSmith's house beer, buffet with a bruschetta station, pizza bar, veggie platter and artichoke dip. After your 1st beer, all beers available at happy hour prices. [5 Old Town Sq, Ft. Collins, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Good news! Their new Pale Ale will be tapped tomorrow. They will be transferring ti today to the brite beer tank. Until then, they have 9 other fantastic beers on tap today. Special today: $4 pints. Stop in after work. Open from 3pm to 8pm today. [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

Greeley Breweries (Greeley) - The three big breweries in Greeley - Crabtree, Wiley Roots, and Broken Plow are proud to announce a 3-way collaboration beer, "Stampede Pale Ale" and a beer dinner with 3 Greeley collaboration beers. Each brewery utilized the same base recipe, but each put their own impression on the beer by the use of varying signature hops. Out of this collaboration The Tavern at St. Michael's Square is presenting the Greeley Collaboration Beer Dinner this Thursday night! Be the first to try the three different pale ales, meet and greet with the brewers, and enjoy a special menu to pair perfectly with the beers. Get your tickets today! The Tavern at St. Michael's Square is located at: 2918 67th Ave, Greeley, CO.

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - Funkwerks wants to remind you that this Wednesday, June 25th is the 25th Annual Fort Collins Bike to Work Day. Bike into Funkwerks after work (or anytime after they open) and get your 2nd beer for free! [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Power through your Monday, let it go and get down there for their $1 Off flagship pints special. Make your Monday's a bit better with beer! [1604 S Cascade Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Fieldhouse Brewing Grand OpeningFieldhouse Brewing Company (Colorado Springs) - [PRESS RELEASE] Fieldhouse Brewing Company to celebrate its much anticipated Grand Opening. Colorado Springs' newest brewery set to open June 28th with a grand opening celebration. The Grand Opening Extravaganza will feature four of Fieldhouse Brewing Company's beers, food trucks, and live music. The event will take place on Saturday, June 28th from noon to 10pm at 521 S. Tejon Street. It will be a free, family friendly event. Fieldhouse Brewing Company has been in planning for almost four years. This husband and wife built and run brewery's grand opening is a much anticipated event. "Come join us as we celebrate the beginning of the next chapter in our lives opening Fieldhouse!" - Fieldhouse Brewing COmpany is owned and operated by Travis and Niki Fields. It is located in downtown Colorado Springs. Fieldhouse serves quality, handcrafted beer in a family friendly environment with the laid back feel of a coffee shop.

Pikes Peak Brewing Co (Monument) - As you drive by Monument, Colorado on I-25, look off to the east. You should be able to see PPBC's new tall grain silo tower. This big shiny metal silo will hold over 50,000 pounds of 2 row grain. They installed it over the weekend. Now you can't miss it from the highway. Stop in for a beer and check it out. [1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument, CO]

Colorado Mountain Brewery (Colorado Springs) - Stop in at CMB today for Happy Hour. They're offering $3 16oz house drafts and $5.25 25oz house drafts + $2 well drinks. This happens Monday through Friday from 3pm to 6pm. [600 S 21st St, Unit 180, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Casey Brewing and Blending (Glenwood Springs) - Troy Casey's new brewery plans to host a soft opening on Thursday, July 3rd from 4pm to 7pm. They will have a Saison and and Raspberry Saison available as individual pours (8oz for $5 regular, $6 raspberry - includes tax). They will have a regular opening on Saturday, July 5th from 11am to 5pm. Bottles of their regular Saison will be available then for $15. The barrel-aged Raspberry Saison is extremely limited and will only be in individual pours. There will be a 12-bottle limit per person - 1st come 1st served. They will also have glassware and t-shirts available as well. Their entrance is located underneath the building. There's a dirt parking lot with a driveway that goes down to their entrance, right on the river. The entrance is underneath the CBB sign. [3421 Grand Ave, Suite E, Glenwood Springs, CO]

Butcherknife Brewing Co (Steamboat Springs) - Last Friday, Steamboat Springs' 1st production brewery - Butcherknife Brewing Co - held its first soft opening and showed off their new brewhouse and taproom. They plan to be open again this Friday (4pm-11pm) and Saturday (1pm-11pm), June 27th & 28th. To check out what the new place looks like, visit their Facebook page and view the Soft Launch YPN Party photo album. Get ready for beer Steamboat! [2875 Elk River Rd #773207, Steamboat Springs, CO]

Kannah Creek Brewing Co (Grand Junction) - Western Slopers! Today is Happy Firkin Monday at Kannah Creek. They're planning to tap a firkin today of a Strawberry Blonde at 5pm. It's something to look forward to after a day or work or a fun day exploring western Colorado. [1960 N 12th St, Grand Junction, CO]

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