Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Colorado Beer News 062414

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Celebration of the Senses Day. We humans rely too much on our sense of sight. Take this day to try to listen to the sounds of nature or new music you haven't heard before, feel the wind and sun on your face, or take the time to smell something fresh and aromatic (like a good craft beer). And let's now forget about our sense of taste - try something new to eat today and expand your palette. Don't just rely on your eyes - let your other senses get a workout today. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, June 24th, 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]

USA vs Germany World Cup Soccer - Thursday, June 26 10am MDT - many breweries will open early for this! Check your local brewery for special taproom hours that day.

Metro Denver

Copper Kettle Brewing (Denver) - Summers were made for drinking Hefeweizens, and fruit blends well with hefeweizens. Copper Kettle knows this and decided to create Fruit Beer Cask Month during the month of June. This week's fruit firkin is a "Blueberry Hefeweizen". A perfect brew to help celebrate your senses with. It taps tomorrow, Wednesday June 25th. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - Today is Taco Tuesday! Come by and say "Hi" to Liz and enjoy a taco or two. They will also be tapping their "Rail Slide Extra Pale Ale" today and should pair well with the tacos. Choose Wisely! [7270 W 118th Pl, Broomfield, CO]

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

Blue Spruce Brewing (Centennial) - Today's special is "Two Buck Tuesday"! All BSB beers are just $2 today. The tap room opens at 11am and the World Cup games will be on. [4151 E County Line Rd, Unit G, Centennial, CO]

Joyride Brewing (Edgewater) - The beer is busy fermenting away now and they hope to open their doors for the first time sometime in the next two to three weeks (July for sure). They've still got a bit of work left to do in the meantime. Stay tuned for word on opening day. Soon. [2501 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - Hey craft beer lovers! It's $2 Tuesday at Dad & Dudes. Get $2 pints, $2 cheese pizza slices all day long. House brews on tap today include: Dank IPA, Toffee Porter, Norma Jean Belgian Dubbel, Rebels, Rogues, and Brothers Imperial I.P.A., Model Citizen Golden Ale, and Peachy Keen Berliner Weisse - plus several guest taps. [6730 S Cornerstar Way, Suite D, Aurora, CO]

Beryl's Beer Co (Denver) - Big news Denver! The grand opening of Beryl's Beer Co. is this Saturday, June 28th at 11am. Come hang out, try Denver's newest beers and enjoy live music and delicious food from Capt'n Crabby and Buck Creek BBQ. And hey, if you like and share their status on Facebook, you might wind up winning a $100 tab to use in the future. Full details on their Facebook event page. [3120-C Blake St, Denver, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Several new beers tapped today: Saison di lis from Perennial, Grand Teton's Lost Continent, Why Can't IBU, Firestone Walker 805, Brainless on Raspberries from Epic, Port's Shark Attack & Green Flash's West Coast IPA. Now what will you pair these with? [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Lakewood/Denver) - Word from CAUTION: Brewing today that they have received their new Wild Goose Engineering canning equipment. Look for some CAUTION in a can in the near future! [12445 E 39th Ave, Unit 314, Denver, CO and 1057 S Wadsworth Blvd #60, Lakewood, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - The brewery will be open early on Thursday at 9:45am for the USA v Germany soccer game. Then stick around until 4pm when they will tap a Cinnamon Orange IPA No. 1 firkin. Food truck on site Tuesday through Sunday each night. [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

River North Brewery (Denver) - There's a fresh batch of their cult classic "Unified Theory" oaked imperial wit now on tap in the taproom. Come and get it! [2401 Blake Street, Unit 1, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) - Looking for plans for the 4th of July? Spend some time at Wild Woods Brewery. Join in this year for a neighborhood block party! They're opening from 1-8pm. Blackbelly Catering food truck will be back, and Wild Woods will tap the much anticipated Gin Barrel Treeline IPA. It's their Treeline aged in a Roundhouse Spirits gin barrel. Enjoy a beer or two on the expanded patio, then ride your bike downtown just in time for the fireworks! [5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO]

Gravity Brewing (Louisville) - Jazz, Food & Beer! Gravity Brewing is excited to announce that they will be hosting a Bi-Weekly Jazz Night starting this Thursday, June 26th from 6-9pm. Drummer and Composer Ed Breazeale will be leading a traditional Jazz Trio including rotating guest musicians. Ed and his friends are all topnotch professional Jazz musicians, many of them being music educators at CU and beyond. They are the real deal, these jam sessions are not to be missed. Please come join in for a one of a kind experience on the 1st, 3rd (and 5th) Thursdays of each month. Also starting June 26th, Gravity Brewing now has food! Chris and Jax Thome with Worldwide Vittles are setting up shop (permanently) in The American Legion Kitchen adjacent to Gravity's tasting room. Chris and Jax have spent the past few years working the Denver area food truck circuit at local breweries such as Strange, Cannonball Creek, and several others. Many of you may have already enjoyed their awesome food. They are very excited to have them as a partner, providing all of you with a freshly handcrafted menu to pair with their beers. Chris and Jax know best what pairs well with craft beer. Slow Roasted Pork Cubana, Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos, and German Nachos are just a few of their tried and true menu items that will be available. Keep an eye on facebook/twitter for more details such as their weekly schedule, menus, daily specials, and special events such as beer dinners. [1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, CO]

Oskar Blues (Longmont/Lyons) - Oskar Blues' Burning Can Beer Festival raised $45,000+ for the town of Lyons Parks & Recreation Department and the Colorado Brewers Guild via the CAN'd AID Foundation. [PRESS RELEASE] Outdoor enthusiasts, craft beer aficionados, adventure sports fans, and live music lovers descended on the open space in the unaffected areas of Bohn Park in Lyons, CO, for the Burning CAN Beer Festival and the Lyons Outdoor Games. It was a day filled with beautiful ColoRADo sunshine, great beer, and an overwhelming amount of support for a community still recovering from the devastating floods that washed through the state last September. Fifty-two innovative and can-centric breweries from across the U.S. gathered to create the largest and most successful Burning CAN Beer Festival to-date, drawing an attendance of nearly 2,000 people under views of Rocky Mountain National Park. Oskar Blues Brewery announced on Wednesday morning that all proceeds from the festival tallied a grand total of over $45,000 for the CAN'd Aid Foundation, all of which will be distributed to local benefactors, the Colorado Brewers Guild, and the Town of Lyons Parks & Recreation Department-an organization still seeking resources to repair much of the damaged infrastructure of Lyons. "There was an amazing vibe at the 2014 Burning Can & Lyons Outdoor Games. It was rad to see the town of Lyons, volunteers, supporting sponsors along with participating athletes and brewers come together to create something that tapped into the spirit of why we call Lyons home, while raising funds to keep that momentum rolling," says Lyons resident & Oskar Blues marketing director Chad Melis. [1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO]

Twelve Degree Brewing (Louisville) - 12 Degree Brewing has four new beers on tap this week! First, an inventive Belgian farmhouse ale brewed with hibiscus flowers, UTEPILS is a saison suited for summertime. At 6.3% abv, this beer is dry and refreshing with a subtle floral quality. Pronounced [oot-er-pillss], Utepils is an untranslatable word from the Norweigan language that means to sit outside on a sunny day enjoying a beer. Another fun spin on a traditional saison, the PINK PEPPERCORN SAISON delivers a mild berry sweetness and a lingering peppery finish (6.5% abv). This is a small batch and won’t last long! Next up, a Brett saison aged in a Cabernet barrel, MOWGLI is dry and oaky with a little of that Brett funk we all know and love (6.5% abv). Lastly, ENKIDU is a Brett golden strong ale aged on tart cherries. At 8% abv, it is deceptively strong with a perfect balance of tart and sweet. Hurry and get down to the taproom so you can line up a flight of these unique new beers before they're gone. [820 Main St, Louisville, CO]

Crystal Springs Brewing Co (Louisville) - Today, the brewery is working with Mobile Canning to put their "13" India Pale Ale into 16oz cans! Gets yours in the can soon! [657 S Taylor, Unit E, Louisville, CO]

Northern Colorado

The Tavern at St. Michael's Square (Greeley) - Stop in for Tap Tuesday. Boulder Beer Company will be on site for a Tap Takeover this evening. All pints all day are only $3. Pair that with their special penne pasta or BBQ chicken pizza. [2918 67th Ave, Greeley, CO]

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - Tuesday special! Come buy a Loveland Aleworks t-shirt and they'll buy you a pint! Put that shirt on and they will give you a buck off pints as well. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - T-shirt Tuesday must be contagious as 1933 Brewing is offering a similar deal. Buy a T-Shirt and get a free pint today! Also, they will be tapping their Pale Ale. It's taps when they open at 3pm today. Come get some Fort Collins! [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - Plenty of good beer and entertainment this week at High Hops. Stop in this Wednesday, June 25th at 5pm for a firkin tapping of "BLager", a black lager. Food available from Bedrock BBQ. A food truck will be on hand Wednesday through Sunday (weather permitting). Live music Friday (6-8pm), Saturday (5-7pm), and Sunday (3-5pm). Something for every taste! [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Don't forget! Tonight is their monthly themed potluck dinner at 6:30pm. This month's theme is Hawaiian Luau! Bring a dish to share and they'll provide the plates, utensils. If you made your dish with a City Star beer as an ingredient - they'll give you a free beer! [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Odell Brewing and Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - In case you were wanting to visit Odell's or FCB this week, please note that East Lincoln Ave is closed in front of those breweries today through Friday for street work. Please use the back road (Linden Street to Buckingham to N. Lemay) to get around to them during this week.

Big Beaver Brewing Co (Loveland) - Today is "You Pick Your 1/2 Price Fill" Tuesday. Fill your to-go bottle with any beer at Big Beaver and receive 50% off the regular price. [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Suite 9, Loveland, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - In just hours today, their outdoor patio has been transformed into a cozy shady spot. Come check out the new shaded patio. Two huge new covers span the entire outdoor patio to help keep you cool outside while enjoying a beer. Also, today you can get $2.00 a growler or snarler fill while you're there. [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]
Broken Plow Brewery patio
Photo courtesy Broken Plow Brewery.

Southern Front Range

Trinity Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Trinity is already making plans for their 6th anniversary celebration coming up August 22, 2014. They are busy creating 6 special variations on their Swingline IPA. Some are already tapped. We can all look forward to: Session Swing (American session IPA), Passion Swing (American Fruited IPA), Easy Swinger (Wild IPA), Swing Se Pliser Sour IPA, Double Swingline DIPA, and regular Red Swingline IPA Primitif. Just 16 accounts in Colorado will get access to all of these beers, and some in Portland, OR too. [1466 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colo. Springs, CO]

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Everyone could use a little more wit these days and Bristol is giving everyone just that - more wit, an Imperial Wit that is. Stop in and try their just tapped Imperial Wit (6.1% ABV). It has a Belgian-style yeast, a nice white head, and notes of orange peel and coriander.

Moonlight on the Mountain (Colorado Springs) - If you're in the Springs area this Thursday, June 26th you might want to plan to attend the Moonlight on the Mountain adults-only evening at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Mix and mingle under the stars at a unique, adults-only evening event at the Zoo! This is one of the region’s premier annual mixers featuring the best food and drink our region has to offer. Enjoy unlimited samples of beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks while tasting delicious eats from area restaurants. Local musicians will set the mood throughout the Zoo, and Martini Shot will have you dancing the night away until 10 p.m.! All event proceeds benefit the care of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s animals. Event open 6-10pm. Tickets are $55.25 in advance or $65.25 at the door (if available). More info and tickets online.

Mountains and West

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co (Edwards) - The Crazy Wagon is open from Tuesday-Saturday from 12-8pm and Chef David is whipping up some great fare! Try a Pitcher & Meal Deal. For only $11, you can get a pitcher of your favorite year round style and either fries or chips & guac. For only $20, you can get a pitcher of your favorite year round style and 2 entrees. [439 Edwards Access Rd, B-102, Edwards, CO]

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