Monday, June 30, 2014

Colorado Beer News 063014

Colorado Beer NewsToday is the last day of June and the beginning of a short holiday workweek. Even though it's a Monday, most of us can look forward to a shorter work week. The days are heating up and it's more important than ever to minimize your exposure to direct sun and to stay cool. One way to do that is to find a nice shaded patio and enjoy a summer seasonal craft beer. You can find several new selections daily in the Colorado Beer News. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, June 30th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Bull & Bush Brewery (Denver) - Get your holiday week started off right at Bull & Bush. They'll have the USA vs. Belgium soccer game on Tuesday at 2pm. They will NOT be serving any Belgian-style beers during the game however. Then on July 3rd, join in for the Glendale Fireworks show. Pre-party at the Bull & Bush and see fireworks at dusk. Stock up on Bull & Bush beers (bottles or growlers) to get the 4th started off right. Then on July 4th, they will be open for lunch and brunch 10am to 3pm. Last call for food at 3pm and last call for drinks at 4pm. They close at 5pm on the 4th so that employees can spend time with their families. [4700 Cherry Creek Dr South, Denver, CO]

Barrels & Bottles (Golden) - The brewery is introducing 3 of their own new beers today: Barrels & Bottles Lil' IPA, Barrels & Bottles Piney The First, and Barrels & Bottles M*A*S*H*ed Hot Lops Sour Blonde. Come enjoy some local craft beer. Plenty of guest beers also on tap. [600 12th St, Golden, CO]

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Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) - Today is Growler Monday at LTBC. Stop in and get your Fourth of July week supply. Growlers will be filled at a discounted rate all day long. [8200 Park Meadows Dr, Suite 8222, Lone Tree, CO]

Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub (Arvada) - For the fourth straight year Yak & Yeti is announcing the schedule for their Wheat Wednesdays. If you don't know what this is, each Wednesday at 4pm they will release a special keg of flavored beer. Never artificial, they always fresh fruits and real spices. "Excessively awesome!" says Adam Draeger. Usually about a pound of fruit is added per gallon, not per bbl, like other recipes do. Here's the July line-up: 7/2 - Cherry Wheat, 7/9 - Clove Wheat, 7/16 - Blueberry Wheat, 7/23 - Ginger Wheat, and 7/30 - Cantaloupe Wheat. Wheat Wednesdays will stretch through August. Also, don't forget their 6th Anniversary party tomorrow (July 1st) and the release of their 150 Pale Ale at 3pm. [7803 Ralston Rd, Arvada, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Come help celebrate 3 Years of Firestone Walker beers in Colorado at Hops & Pie on Saturday, July 19th from 12pm to close. David Walker and the Firestone Walker team will be on hand to help celebrate. They plan to bring some special beers with them including: 2013 Bravo, XVII Anniversary, 2014 Stickee Monkey, 2014 Sucaba, 2014 DDBA, Velvet Merkin, Agrestic Wild Ale, Lil Opal Saison, Union Jack, & Pivo Pils. There will also be raffles and more! [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Beryl's Beer Co (Denver) - Denver's newest brewery will be open for special hours on the 4th of July from noon to 10pm. They'll have BuckCreek BBQ on site serving up food as well. Hang out, bring some patio chairs, have a beer or two and watch the fireworks around town. [3120-C Blake St, Denver, CO]

Rock Bottom Brewery (Denver) - On Wednesday, July 2nd, Rock Bottom will tap "American Dream IPA" at 6pm and host a Happy Hour. They'll serve up a complimentary glass from 6pm to 6:30pm to those 21 and over. Then, the following Wednesday, July 9th at 6pm, they will tap their "Summer Honey Ale", a light and crisp ale great on a hot summer day. And again, a free glass of it from 6pm to 6:30pm. [1001 16th St, Unit A-100, Denver, CO]

Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew (Denver) - On July 17th between 6:30pm - 8:30pm at the brewery, OMF will be having a food and beer shindig in collaboration with Jax Fish House. They will be celebrating the release of their collaboration Hibiscus & Tangerine Red Ale (aka Big Red). For $60, you can have all the food and beer you can consume. Tickets are available at OMF or at any Denver metro Jax Fish House location. [2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co (Broomfield) - Today they're hosting a Happy Tails Happy Hour from 4-6pm. For a $10 donation, you'll get a Humane Society of Boulder Valley (HSBV) pint glass and a pint of beer. Pint glasses are limited, so join in early. And 10% of Happy Hour beer sales go back to HSBV. They'll have a food truck outside starting at 3pm and a Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz tonight at 7:30pm. [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing CO East (Denver) - It's arrived! Owner/brewer Danny is celebrating the arrival of their brand new canning equipment from Wild Goose Engineering today. He can't wait to start using it and putting CAUTION beer in cans. #partywithcaution [12445 E 39th Ave, Unit 314, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

The Very Nice Brewing Co (Nederland) - This Wednesday, July 2nd, look for their Half Barrel Hump Day special tapping. This week they'll tap a "Little Red IPA". Then on Saturday, July 12th, head down to Salida for the Colorado Brewer's Rendezvous. There, 6 breweries who participated in a project called the "Simultaneous Saison" will debut their beer that was made from one recipe, brewed the same day, same time, at each brewery. These breweries include: Very Nice Brewing, Strange Craft, Butcherknife Brewing, Echo Brewing, Pikes Peak Brewing and Kannah Creek Brewing. Seek them out and see if you can tell the difference. [20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO]

Erie Brewfest (Erie) - One of the 1st brewfests of July is happening this Saturday, July 5th in Historic Downtown Erie, Colorado on Briggs Street from 12pm to 4pm. Join in for the 2nd Annual Erie Brewfest on July 5th, 2014. Enjoy sampling beers from 23 Colorado Brewers and local food trucks. This years event will be held on Briggs Street in the heart of Historic Downtown Erie. Proceeds from this event benefit the Erie Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Brewers Guild. Pre-sale tickets are $30, $35 day of the event. Tickets and info at: eriebrewfest.com.

Fate Brewing Co (Boulder) - Tomorrow, July 1st Fate will release this year's collaboration ale with Kyle Hollingsworth of the String Cheese Incident - Apollo Tsai, a hoppy honey wheat ale infused with local tea company The Tea Spot's Earl of Grey tea. Enjoy one of those while you come to watch the USA vs. Belgium soccer game Tuesday at 2pm. [1600 38th St, Boulder, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - Monday's aren't all bad when you consider that on Mondays Boulder Beer Company offers up $13.50 pitchers of Hazed & Infused after 3pm. That and it's going to be a short work week for many. See, Monday got a little bit better. [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

Asher Brewing Co (Boulder) - The brewery will be open for limited hours this Friday for the 4th of July. Stop in between 12pm and 5pm. Grab your growlers, buy some cans or kegs and bring some Asher goodness home with you. [4699 Nautilus Ct, Suite 104, Boulder, CO]

Southern Sun Pub & Brewery (Boulder) - Not even the bright Colorado sun can shine through their new dark black IPA. Come down to Southern Sun Pub & Brewery to try their newly tapped CAT BURGLAR! In this Belgo-American India Black Ale, American hop flavor marries the spice and fruit notes from the Belgian fermentation. Although this beer is dressed in black using Carafa 3 Black Malt, minimal roast character is perceived. Try one today! [627 S Broadway, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - Loveland Aleworks is turning 2 years old! Stop in on July 3rd for their Fest of Ales event from 3pm to midnight. Lots of special beers will be flowing that day that you won't want to miss. Also, to help raise funds for the local nonprofit Downtown Loveland Association, Loveland Aleworks owner Nick Callaway is hosting a Small Batch Brew Bash on Saturday July 5th from 11am - 3:00pm. The cost to attend is $30 online (dla-beerbash.eventbrite.com) to receive a commemorative tasting glass and get to try about 10 different beers brewed by the staff. 100% of ticket sales benefit the 501c3 Downtown Loveland Association! In addition, there will be belly dancers, door prizes, family-friendly games and 2 food carts. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Freedom's Edge Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Starting today, they have new business hours. They will be open an hour later everyday. Monday through Thursday 1pm - 9pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm - 10pm, and Sunday 12pm - 7pm. They are also introducing a few small menu items today and will be adding even more in the near future. Come by for a pint and a bite. [224 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

The Fort Collins Brewery/Gravity 1020 (Ft. Collins) - Several brews are slated to be released in July and some of them are especially for their Tap Club members. On July 18th, the second beer in their Malt Monsters Series - Benard Belgian Dubbel - will be released. This is a bit 8.2% Belgian-style Dubbel that is can be cellared for years (but why wait?). Then, Tap Club members can look forward to: Belgian Dark Strong Ale on July 18th, For the Love of Peach (peach amber) on July 25th and Haus Brew Black IPA later in July. If you're not a Tap Club member - stop in and sign up! [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - If you didn't get the chance to try their beer at the Colorado Brewers' Festival over the weekend then stop in their taproom today anytime from 3pm to 8:30pm. They have 9 beers on tap today and are pouring at a special price of $4 pints all day. [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 26th from 12pm to 4pm - that's the date for Grimm Bros' 4th Anniversary Party. During this event, you can register for a chance to win "Free Beer For A Year"! They'll have burgers and brats served up by Big Thompson Kiwanis Club. Also, limited edition 4th anniversary glass steins for sale during the event for $25 and that includes a beer. Plus, the Big Thompson Kiwanis Club will be hosting an Amature BBQ Compeition - register for that at lovelandbeerbq.com. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - This week, in honor of the old Red, White and Blue for the 4th, Black Bottle will be tapping a Red, White and Blue themed beer. Tomorrow, they will tap Red, Kentucky Waterfall w/tart cherries. Then on Wednesday, July 2nd they'll tap White, Kentucky Waterfall with white wine grape must, and on Thursday, July 3rd they'll tap Blue, Kentucky Waterfall w/Oregon blueberries. Another new beer "Pork Chops", a 7.3% ABV craft lager will also be tapped on July 1st as well. Celebrate America! [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Heads up Verboten fans. The Travel Channel will be paying a visit to Verboten to do some filming on Tuesday afternoon July 1st around 1pm and lasting for around 4 hours. Verboten says they are not allowed to say exactly what sort of show the Travel Channel is working on and they aren't exactly sure when the footage will be aired on TV. The show is interested in the recent collaborations they did with a local distilleries like Dancing Pines and Feisty Spirits involving oak barrels, beer and whiskey. Some of Verboten's special project beers that they've worked on with several distilleries will be released tomorrow, July 1st. While there's no guarantee you'll get on camera if you are there while they are filming, there is still a chance some of the patrons will get some brief air time. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Odell Brewing Co and Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Due to continued road construction work, the front entrances to both breweries along East Lincoln Avenue will continue to be closed off until July 3rd. Please use alternative entrances from N. Lemay Avenue or Buckingham Street to get to the brewery parking lots. #SummerIsRoadConstructionSeason

Crow Hops Brewing Co (Loveland) - The brewery will be open and serving beers on July 4th. Stop in and get $2 off growler fills and $1 off mason jar fills. Enjoy a beer on their new outdoor patio area too! [217 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Today is Flagship Monday. Get $1 off all flagship beers from 5pm to 7pm today. Also, today at 5pm, Bristol Brewing will be hosting a beer by the case deal on their North loading dock. Starting at 5, they will sell select cases of their beer for $20 each and go until their supplies run out. Time to stock up on beer! [1604 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO]

Paradox Beer Co (Woodland Park) - This 4th of July Friday, they will open their Tasting Cellar at noon and close at 5pm. Stop by for a bottle of Red, White and Blue. [106 E Village Terrace Suite 100, Woodland Park, CO]

Mountains and West

Pagosa Brewing Co (Pagosa Springs) - Their Silver Medal winning "Rodeo Rider Red" will return to the taps this Thursday, July 3rd. But for their Mug Club Members, they can have it TODAY! Join the club if you haven't already. [118 N Pagosa Blvd, Pagosa Springs, CO]

Backcountry Brewery (Frisco) - Stop on in and get some 4-packs to go. They also have their Imperial Saison back on tap too. Enjoy the beautiful weather and keep on truckin'! [720 Main St, Frisco, CO]
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