Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Colorado Beer News 070114

Colorado Beer NewsIt's the first day of July. The second half of the year starts today! What are you planning to do for the rest of the year? It might be a good time to try a new craft beer and get ready for the big holiday weekend ahead. It is also Zip Code Day and U.S. Postage Stamp Day. North of the border it's also Canada Day. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, July 1st, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

Don't Drink & Drive - A friendly reminder that state and local police patrols are beefing up DUI checkpoints this week for the upcoming holiday. If you choose to enjoy a craft beer or two please be sure to bring a designated driver with you or call a taxi to get yourself home. It's not worth the $10,000+ in fees, fines, and embarrassment when you get caught.

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Metro Denver

Black Shirt Brewing - BSB is bringing back their popular Pale Red Rye with some wonderful changes (always chasing perfection in their recipes) and will be tapping it on Friday, July 4th. In addition, they plan to have a food truck (Roaming Bull Brasserie), live music from John Hyde of Two Tone Wolf Pack, cornhole, and plenty of tasty beer. They'll have Pale Red Rye on tap and in 32oz counter-pressure filled growlers to go. The 4th of July celebration at BSB runs from 2pm to 10pm. [3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Parry's Pizza (4 Metro locations) - Get $3 pints of craft beer for the month of July. Check them out and share this with your friends and enemies. Highlands Ranch, Greenwood Village and Castle Rock locations. Sierra Nevada Brewing's Torpedo Extra IPA, Alaskan Brewing's Alaskan Summer Ale, AC Golden Colorado Native, New Belgium's Sunshine Wheat, and Jacob Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy. More info and locations at www.parryspizza.com.

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Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub (Arvada) - Today from 3pm to 9pm! The first 150 people that show up to their 6th anniversary party will get a FREE commemorative pint glass (with free beer). Help them celebrate their Victorian-style Haunted Victorian House's 150th year in existence. If you don't think that it is old, remember that the Civil War was still in progress when this house was being built and Coors wouldn't brew their first beer for another 6 years! Do you think the Fire Marshall would approve of 150 candles on a cake? Oh yes, and FREE pieces of birthday cake too! [7803 Ralston Rd, Arvada, CO]

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - For the entire month of July, CKBC will host July Saison Cask Month each Wednesday with a new Saison variety cask. This Wednesday, they will tap a Black Pepper Saison at 3pm (July 2nd). [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - Today through Thursday, get $1 off all 4-packs. It's also Taco Tuesday at Big Choice. Stop in and pair up some tacos with beer! [7270 W 118th Pl, Broomfield, CO]

River North Brewery (Denver) - For tomorrow's Wayward Wednesday special tapping, River North will bring back their sherry, wine and whiskey-aged blended beer - Barrel Reserve 2014. This brew starts pouring at 3pm July 2nd. [2401 Blake St, Unit 1, Denver, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - Have you heard about Dad & Dude's "Secret Stash" yet? They are offering special beer releases three times every week. Mondays are nitro release days. Wednesdays are Wood/Barrel Aged days, and Fridays are Firkin Day. Something worth checking out 3 times each week. [6730 S Cornerstar Way, Aurora, CO]

Boulder County

Sanitas Brewing Co (Boulder) - [PRESS RELEASE] Sanitas Brewing Company is proud to announce a new event that looks to ignite the summer scene by bringing together the elements that make Boulder unique. On Saturday, July 26, 2014 Sanitas will turn on the sounds of summer with a large music festival powered by nationally touring bands and locally made beer.

The event will transform Sanitas Brewing Company’s central Boulder backyard into a vibrant summer music festival, including booths from area vendors. Four incredible musical acts will perform throughout the day while Sanitas Brewing Co. and five local food trucks deliver the craft beer and handmade eats.

The inaugural Sanitas Fest will feature performances by Rocky Mountain “freegrass” group Mountain Standard Time and high energy rock ’n rollers West Water Outlaws. The Drunken Hearts will add their eclectic jam-style tunes to the evening while DJ Mikey Thunder is set to bring his electronic grooves to the mix. The festival will open at 2pm with the acts kicking off shortly thereafter and continuing into the night.

Festival tickets are for sale at Sanitas Brewing Company, Audi Boulder, and ZEAL Optics, as well as online at sanitasbrewing.com, for $8 ($10 day of show). All attendees’ first beer is included in the ticket price. Also, A VIP package, including exclusive access to Sanitas’ deck, Tap Room and exclusive Tap Room beers, a free taco bar and an opportunity to win an Audi experience, will be available for $55 at door or $45 presale. Sanitas Fest is a family-friendly event with plenty of non-alcoholic beverages and food available to those of all ages. Event organizers ask you to please keep your furry family members at home though. [3550 Frontier Ave, Boulder, CO]

Crystal Springs Brewing Co (Louisville) - This last week, they canned a batch of their "13 IPA" for the first time. You can now find "13 IPA" at many local area stores. This week, they'll be bottling and kegging more Marilyn and Solano. They will be closed on July 4th, so stop in on July 3rd and stock up. [657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO]

Vindication Brewing Co (Boulder) - This week at the brewery they'll have lots of food and live music too. On Wednesday food by Boom Boom Bali, on Thursday, food by Giggling Greek. On Friday, July 4th special holiday hours from noon to 7pm with live music from The Handsome Divots at 3pm. Then on Saturday, music by Cat Jerky and food by Giggling Greek. Come have a beer! [6880 Winchester Cir, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

Berthoud Brewing Co (Berthoud) - Berthoud's newest brewery will be open this weekend and pouring beers. This week, they will open Friday & Saturday 2pm to 10pm, and Sunday 12pm to 6pm. Stop in and check them out and try a beer or two. As their production increases they will add additional days through the week. [450 8th Street, Suite B, Berthoud, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery, Wiley Roots Brewing, Crabtree Brewing (Greeley) - The Stampede continues all this week and so does their special Collaboration Pale Ale promotion. Each brewery collaboratively brewed the same batch of beer at each of the 3 Greeley breweries and then finished off the beers uniquely with a dry hop of their choice. Which one is your favorite? Get a punch card and visit each brewery and try the Stampede Pale Ale. When you get to your third brewery you'll also get the special 3-brewery logo glass to take home! Get yours while they last.

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - Got 4th of July plans? Funkwerks will be open normal hours on the 4th and will be giving away a glass for every bottle purchase. On that day, they will release a single hop experimental Saison called "Galaxy", made with just Australian Galaxy hops. This will be available both on tap and in 750ml bottles. Then later that night, take a picture of your Funkwerks beer at your Independence Day festivities and you will be entered to win a Funkwerks prize of a t-shirt, hat or bottle of beer. Post 'em on Facebook. [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - Today everyone can get $2.00 off a growler and snarler fills at the taproom. Stock up for the weekend. [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - This week for their special Wednesday firkin tap, they'll offer their "Mr. Bluebird" Blueberry Pilsner. It'll tap at 5pm. High Hops WILL be open on July 4th from 12pm to 8pm complete with a food truck and live music (6-8pm). [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Every Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm is Happy Hour at Grimm Brothers where you can get $3 pints of your favorite Grimm beer. And on Wednesdays, you can get $2 off growler fills and a chance to win a pint with their Traveling Growler special. Thursdays brings live music to the taproom at 7:00pm and if you buy a t-shirt on Thursdays you'll get a free pint! Beer release this week: Dos Grios Vienna Lager on Friday, July 5th, plus a Friday Firkin of "Jamaican Jerk", a BBQ-themed beer. [623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Freedom's Edge Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Just tapped today: Raspberry Blonde Ale. This is their new refreshing new summer brew. Enjoy a pint and also have a bite to eat from their new small bites menu. 224 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Phantom Canyon Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Today they've got two new kegs of Gold Star for Robot Boy on tap. On the 1st floor, it's dry-hopped with Citra hops. And on the 2nd floor its dry-hopped with Caliente hops. Do some floor hopping and see which one you like best. [2 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Trinity Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Coming July 11th - Farmhouse Soleil, Saison d'été. Inspired by sunlight, this Saison has a toasty and dry malt profile followed by a very even body. Switching up the hops, they used American Simcoe hops for a lightly citrus and pine profile which enhances the Belgian 3 yeast blend. Ginger and green peppercorns and light notes of spicy citrus, while the entire beer is reinforced with lemon zest. This Saison is certainly a 'Summer Day Dream.' New to the list of ever rotating Trinity Beers this summer, they decided to develop a Gose (pronounced 'Goes-uh'). They often stick to a Belgian focus at their brew house, but they very much enjoy the family of beers Gose was born from. Their yet to be named Gose is inspired by travels to the west coast and the ocean. It's crafted with a large emphasis on full mineral richness, constructed through combining 4 rare artisanal salts: white truffle, pink Himalayan, Alea Hawaiian red, and Kala Namak Indian Black. Further than the salts, it's a golden wheat beer style that is lightly soured for authenticity and complexity. A delicious and unique palate experience, 5.2% ABV. Come try some Gose July 18th at 5pm. [1466 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colo. Springs, CO]

Great Storm Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Today's the day they release their long awaited "Two Swallows Coconut Lime Cream Ale". This brew was a gold medal winner with GSB's first ever Home Brew Competition and is a worthy adversary to hot July weather. Stop in for a refreshing pint and stick around for Bingo that starts at 7pm. [204 Mount View Ln, Suite 3, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Rockslide Brewery (Grand Junction) - Their 20th anniversary celebration keeps going strong! Help them celebrate and get $2 Platinum Blonde Ales from 4pm to 1am today. [401 Main St, Grand Junction, CO]

Casey Brewing & Blending (Glenwood Springs) - There's a new brewery that will open for the first time this weekend that specializes in barrel-aged beers. They will open on Thursday, July 3rd from 4-7 with a soft opening, and then again on July 5th from 11am to 5pm. They will have both a Saison and a Raspberry Saison available for onsite consumption. Their regular Saison will also be available in bottles to take home. There is a 12-bottle limit ($15 each including tax) on a first come, first served basis. Casey contract brews at Roaring Fork Brewing in Carbondale and is then brought over to their location for fermenting and barrel aging. [3421 Grand Ave, Suite E Glenwood Springs, CO]

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co (Edwards) - Crazy Mountain is teaming up with the Vail Ale House for a Hoppy 4th of July party! Head to the Vail Ale House in West Vail, CO from 7-10 pm as they takeover their taps with some of their hoppiest beers! They'll be pouring Hookiebobb IPA, Gorilla You're a Desperado IBA, Mountain Livin Pale Ale and Lawyers, Guns & Money Barleywine. There will be trivia, prizes, and more. [Vail Ale House: 2161 N Frontage Rd, West Vail, CO]

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