Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Colorado Beer News 070214

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Made in the USA Day. On this day, everyone is encouraged to look for products and services that are made or based here in the United States and support the businesses that keep our dollars here in the USA. And one of the biggest products that are made in the USA is craft beer! Celebrate American craft beer today and encourage brewers to buy equipment made here in the USA as well. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, July 2nd, 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

Westminster Brewing Co (Westminster) - Many of you knew "Cain" was on draught but, as of yesterday, it is also on cask! Cask-conditioned ales (or real ales as they are also known) are smoother, naturally carbonated versions served just a little warmer to allow the European-finish of the beer character to come through. Now, there are two great ways to enjoy their summer seasonal black IPA. Come in and try one today! [7655 W 108th Ave, Unit 600, Westminster, CO]

Barrels & Bottles Brewery (Golden) - How's this for a firkin tapping - come get your Firkin on this Friday, July 4th as they will be tapping a firkin of Epic Brewing Co's "Escape to Colorado IPA" that's been enhanced with toasted French oak and Simcoe leaf hops. Firkin A - you'll want some of this! Also, The first three beers of Barrels & Bottles new flagship line are tapped! Under the direction of new head brewer Kim Collins, Barrels & Bottles will continue to release new beers throughout the month of July. The new line includes an all Chinook-hopped pale ale called Piney the First, the sessionable Lil’ IPA, and Hot Lips, a sour mash blonde ale. [600 12th St, Golden, CO]

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Diebolt Brewing Co (Denver) - Fill up your growler prior to the Fourth of July and save this Thursday, July 3rd. They'll fill your growler (excluding their Magdalena) on Thursday for $10 to help you kick off the weekend. If you don't have an empty growler, they can set you up with one for $5. Celebrate their first brew, Mariposa Pale Ale, with $3 Pints Wednesday (today). They're celebrating the anniversary of their Mariposa Pale Ale, the very first brew at Diebolt, with $3 pints of the pale all day today. [3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO]

TRVE Brewing (Denver) - Today the brewery will be tapping a new brew: Hail Saison, Worship Doom. A 6.6% ABV summer saison brewed with lemon and lime zest. Stop in for a glass. Open today from 4pm to 11pm. [227 Broadway #101, Denver, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing (Parker) - For Hump Day today, they'll be tapping a firkin of "Chili Blonde". Not only that, but their IPA is also back on tap today. Food available from Gusto's Kitchen later today as well. [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Lakewood) - Karaoke Wednesday is here. Get $4 beers from 7pm to close. Soundmaster Entertainment will be there with videos and karaoke from 7-10pm. They will have special business hours for the 4th of July and they'll also have $1 off of all growler fills on the 4th. #partywithcaution [1057 S Wadsworth Blvd #60, Lakewood, CO]

Beryl's Beer Co (Denver) - Stop in this 4th of July for their big BBQ at the brewery. They'll have all their new beers on tap and live music playing all afternoon. Open the 4th from 12 noon to 10pm. [3120-C Blake St, Denver, CO]

River North Brewery (Denver) - It's Wayward Wednesday! That means they will be tapping a single keg of their Barrel Reserve 2014. They have a few bottles left of that for sale as well. Plus, Matt's Snack Shack and their wings will also be available. 2401 Blake St, Unit 1, Denver, CO]

The Brew on Broadway (Englewood) - The BoB is throwing their 1st Anniversary Celebration July 4th through July 6th. Featuring 5 new small batch ale releases. They will also be inaugurating their new Cask Ale System. The Colorado Craft Beer Show (AM 760) will doing a live radio remote Saturday, July 5th from 12pm to 2pm. Live music each day - 7pm Fri & Sat, 5pm Sun. Be there! [3445 S Broadway, Englewood, CO]

Boulder County

Gravity Brewing (Louisville) - Starting July 7th, Gravity Brewing will be open on Mondays from 4pm to 9pm. Now open 7 days a week - Enjoy! [1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, CO]

J Wells Brewery (Boulder) - Got smarts? Prove it! Trivia is happening this Thursday evening. On July 4th, they will open at noon but will be closing early. They'll have 3 new beer releases scheduled for the 4th as well so stop down early on and check them out before you head out to watch fireworks. Get a growler fill starting at $13. [2516 49th St, Suite 5, Boulder, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - Fresh craft beer and live music just seem to go together well at the Pub at Boulder Beer Co. Every Thursday and Saturday night this summer you can listen to FREE live music from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Live music nights run through September 20th. [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

Twisted Pine Brewing Co (Boulder) - Some beers seem to last forever, and some change with the times. Twisted Pine is making some big changes to their beer line-up. Recently, they announced that their new Hop Zealot would replace their long running Hoppy Boy as their main IPA. Twisted Pine also plans to cut three other beers from their line-up including: American Amber, Honey Brown and their Brown Ale. Those 3 beers will no longer be packaged. These cuts were due to poor sales. In addition to shaking things up, they are also launching all new labels for their beers. Look for the label on Billy's Chilies to change next. Look for Hop Zealot in 4-pack 12oz bottles and sold all year long. [3201 Walnut St, Suite A, Boulder, CO]

Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) - Tonight (and every Wednesday) get your growler rewards cards double stamped for each growler fill. After 10 fills your 11th is FREE! Also, they now fill growlers of many of their seasonal beers in addition to the six year round beers! Just ask your friendly Wild Woods beertender what's available next time you're in. [5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO]

West Flanders Brewing Co (Boulder) - Yesterday they tapped a fresh batch of Hoffmeister Pilsner. It's billed as the perfect summer beer to sip on the patio. Take a growler to your next BBQ. [1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

New Belgium Brewing (Ft. Collins) - According to a recent new beer label approval, New Belgium is planning to release a new Lips of Faith collaboration beer along with Perennial Artisan Ales called "Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout". This brew will be packaged in 22oz bottles and will weigh in at a hefty 9.0% ABV. The label describes this beer as follows: "Dessert is best poured. And the brewers at Perennial agree, so we dreamt up a beer that would bring together chocolate sweetness, Belgian yeast, deeply roasted malts and just the right shake of salt to pour a creamy stout worthy of a cherry on top." It should be cellarable for at least a year or so. Look for this beer to be available later this year. [500 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Wiley Roots Brewing Co (Greeley) - Wiley Roots Brewing Company will be keeping regular hours this week, so drop by to fill your growler or enjoy a pint in the taproom and help celebrate America's Independence! Have you tried their Collaboration Stampede Pale Ale yet? [625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - On Thursday, July 3rd, they will tap their Blackberry Wheat in their tasting room. This is a slightly tart, yet very sessionable low ABV brew that's perfect for this time of year. Open today til 8:30pm and tomorrow, but closed on the 4th. Take the free MAX bus this summer. They drop off and pick up just 2 short blocks from their taproom at Troutman. [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - Remember - Wednesday's are "Bike Day" at Funkwerks. Bike to the taproom, buy a beer and get your second beer for FREE! Or ride a unicycle in and get half off every beer! Or ride in a tricycle and get half off two beers. You get the idea... [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - To celebrate July 4th Grimm Bros will be releasing a special firkin, Water of Life 2014. This will be a hoppy red ale dry hopped with Amarillo. Need more incentive? They will also be donating 100% of all sales to Life for the Innocent to stop human trafficking. In addition, they will be pouring beermossa's OJ and beer) and Radler's (Lemonade and beer). They are open early starting at 8am and closing sometime after 12. So get up early, cheer on your favorite racer and enjoy your Independence Day. Also, right now you can get The Griffin Hefeweizen on tap. It's back and better than ever. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - Tomorrow, July 3rd from 3pm to 12am, join Loveland Aleworks in celebrating two years of fine ales brewed in downtown Loveland! There will be 10+ small-batch beers brewed by Aleworkers with love tapped that day. A $25 entrance fee includes a commemorative glass, a sample of all small-batch beers, BBQ, a photo booth, and tons of fun! You'll also get to vote for your favorite small-batch brew, and the winner will be brewed as a seasonal on their larger system. Then on Saturday, July 5th from 11am to 3pm, come back for the Small Batch Brew Bash. A $30 entry fee gives you access to tastings of 10 small batch beers and a commemorative glass. 100% of ticket sales and 10% of food sales will go to support the Downtown Loveland Association. Network with Loveland business owners and help support downtown Loveland. Even live belly dancers! [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing Co (Loveland) - It's Wednesday and that means it's Mug Night. Bring in your Big Beaver logo mug or mason jar and your first beer fill-up is on the house! [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Suite 9, Loveland, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - Come celebrate the 4th of July at Broken Plow. THey'll have Elements Wood Fired Grill serving food at 5:30pm. Live music from Ethan Stephenson starting at 6pm. And come watch the Greeley Country Club Fireworks from the brewery at dusk. Still time left to try their new collaboration Stampede Pale Ale. [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Odell Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Coming up at their tap room on July 11th through the 13th will be a special tapping of their "Fifty Niner Brett Golden Ale". It's a hefty 10% ABV brew that has hints of lemon zest and pear accentuated by a rich vanilla and almond oak character and a subtle earthy spiced pineapple Brett finish. ALso, every Sunday afternoon from 3:30pm to 5:30pm they have live music in the backyard stage. Like pilot brews? They've got at least 8 of them on tap at any given time. Come try one or get a flight of all! Closed July 4th. [800 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Smiling Toad Brewery (Colorado Springs) - Last night, the brewery tapped their "Irish Creme", a smooth, malty beer that's light on the palate. Perfect for enjoying out on their new patio area. Stop on down to check it out. [3668 E Bijou, Colo. Springs, CO]

Manitou Brewing Co (Manitou Springs) - If you're looking for some big fireworks with a small town feel then you need to visit Manitou Springs this July 4th! Bring a chair & line up in the street to catch the fireworks action beginning at 9pm and don't forget to stop by Manitou Brewing anytime between 11am-11pm Friday for some great BEER & food! Please also consider helping fund this fireworks event with a donation to the wonderful people at the Manitou Springs Fire Department. [725 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Steamworks Brewing Co (Durango) - It getting hot, so take off all your clothes AFTER you have joined them this Friday at 3pm. “We’re bringing back the Skip and Go Naked because of its tremendous popularity,” said Steamworks Brew Master and Certified Cicerone® Ken Martin. “It’s a light and refreshing cocktail and the perfect addition to the 4th of July festivities.” A far cry from college frat house concoction, Steamworks’ Skip and Go Naked firkin uses the award-winning Colorado K├Âlsch as a base. “Then we've added fresh peach puree and our own special lemonade made of lemon juice, zest and some sugar,” Steamworks Brewer and Certified Cicerone® Spencer Roper. “It’s mighty tasty, and this one always sells out quickly.” [801 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO]

Elevation Beer Co (Poncha Springs) - The brewery will be open on the 4th of July. Enter their Pie Baking Competition. Get your pies submitted by 4pm at the brewery. They'll also have Pork & Chicken sliders available from Juniper Kitchen Catering. Plus, their popular Third Base (Tripel) will be on special - $4.50/glass or $9 bottles. Open Noon to 8pm. [115 Pahlone Parkway, Poncha Springs, CO]
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