Thursday, July 10, 2014

Colorado Beer News 071014

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Don't Step On A Bee Day. Think about it. Bees are responsible for pollinating our trees and flowers and many plants we use for food. Without them we'd have a lot less fruit and vegetables. Bees also make honey, which in turn helps make mead and braggots. We wouldn't want to lose that would we? Besides, you might just get stung if you do. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, July 10th, 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

Hogshead Brewery (Denver) - Hogshead Brewery is turning 2! Their 2nd anniversary kicks off today. Come on down and "crush" some cask conditioned beer along with some BBQ! Big Country BBQ will be here today through Sunday serving up some of the best BBQ in Colorado. Hogshead will be serving up a fireworks display of fine, English ales including a 2-year vertical of their infamous Window Licker Barleywine, oak-aged Double Chin Wag ESB, East India Porter, Old Burton Extra, Divine Right Russian Imperial Shaft, and the John Shaft Gilpin Black Gold Porter, just to name a few. Of course, first year anniversary IPA will be on as well as this year's SUPER SESH session IPA! [4460 W 29th Ave, Denver, CO]

Great American Beer Festival (Denver) - OK boys and girls, pay attention. It's time to start thinking about grabbing your 2014 GABF tickets. The tickets are expected to go on sale July 29th @ 10am MDT for Brewers Association/AHA members and on July 30th 10am MDT for the General public. If you want to join the AHA to get access to early tickets you must join by July 20th 12am. Better save up for this as ticket prices are expected to top $80 plus Ticketmaster fees. The 2014 GABF will take place at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver October 2-4, 2014 and will be bigger and better than ever (let's hope). More info: gabf.org. [700 14th St, Denver, CO]

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

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Denver) - This Saturday, July 12th, Jagged Mountain will release their Isabella Bird Imperial Pale Mild. Later this month, they will also release "Voodoo Goat Barleywine" on July 22nd, and "BrettBagger", a barrel-aged Brettanomyces version of PeakBagger Imperial White IPA on July 29th. BrettBagger was a collaboration along with Dragonmead and Kuhnhenn breweries. [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - What's new on tap today? They've got Funkworks' Sorachi Ace and also El Guapo from Dry Dock Brewing. Pair those with a slice of pizza pie. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Owner/brewer Cary was playing around and decided to bring out 2 beers today for the Brewers Limited Reserve. Butter Pecan Brown on Nitro and Strawberry Golden Ale! Come get them while they last! [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

38 State Brewing Co (Littleton) - Starting on Monday, July 14th, they'll have new business hours. They will be pouring pints of delicious brew seven days a week: Monday-Thursday, 2pm-10pm, Friday-Saturday, Noon-10pm, and Noon-8pm on Sunday. Tell your friends, your family, and the guy down the street. Life in Littleton just got a little bit better! [8071 S Broadway, Suite A, Littleton, CO]

Breckenridge Brewery (Denver) - Don't forget Breck's 24th Anniversary Hootenanny this Saturday, July 12th. This will be their FINAL party at their Kalamath Street location. Next year they'll host it from their new HQ in Littleton, CO. [471 Kalamath St, Denver, CO]

Brewery Rickoli (Wheat Ridge) - Quit your bitchin! No, seriously Quit your bitchin (aka Quicher Bichen) is back on tap tonight. This favorite 8.0% ABV mellow strong golden ale is back. The bad news is that their food truck can't make it tonight, so bring your own food in tonight. [4335 Wadsworth Blvd, Wheat Ridge, CO]

Epic Brewing (Denver) - Just tapped at 4pm - a fresh firkin of Escape to Colorado IPA with passion flowers and rose hips. It's $5 a pint, but you can get a free sample first if you like. [3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Coda Brewing Co(Aurora) - The last keg of their Dogcatcher American Red Ale is now on tap. Plus, they've added a small batch of their Pineapple IPA. Also, they're playing Music Video Bingo tonight at 6:30pm. [2101 N Ursula Ct, Aurora, CO]

Boulder County

Front Range Brewing Co (Lafayette) - Stop in and help them finish off the last of the Belgian Pale tonight. When that kicks, they'll tap their new Tripel. Also, the Bluegrass Jam night starts at 7pm. [400 W South Boulder Rd, Suite 1650, Lafayette, CO]

Northern Colorado

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - Come celebrate their belated Grand Opening July 18-20! Friday, July 18th is the date for their official Greeley Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting ceremony for Broken Plow at 3:30pm. They want a lot of people there so that there is a crowd for the official photo. Elements Wood Fired Oven will be on site at 5:30pm that day and Travis Houle will perform live music at 7pm. Then on Sat. July 19th they will once again release "Amber Waves of Grain" Amber Ale. Every hour on the hour they will draw a random number 5 through 10 and for every Nth beer they sell that Nth one is free! Then on Sun. July 20th Free Beer continues. Surprise games and cool prizes will be given. [4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Tomorrow Grimm Bros will be tapping their newest firkin. Following their BBQ theme of July they will be tapping a Mesquite Wood Little Red Cap. You will be "floored" by our new firkin. Also, don't forget their Beer-B-Q for their anniversary on the 26th too. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Freedom's Edge Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Today and every Thursday, get $1 off pints all day long. Stop in, save, and cool off. [224 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - The staff found one last keg of Nelson Sauvin hidden away. They put it on tap today just for you. [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Equinox Brewing (Ft. Collins) - At long last! After weeks of remodeling, they passed their building inspection, health inspection, fire inspection and now their new bar expansion is open! Come check it out. You won't believe the change! [133 Remington St, Ft. Collins, CO] (Photo courtesy Equinox Brewing's Facebook page.


Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - There's a new Outlaw beer on tap today. This week: Bourbon Apricot Porter. The sweetness of the apricots blend with the chocolate malt in the porter and finishes with a woody bite from the bourbon oak to create a rich yet refreshing pint! Look for this at the Peach Festival this year. [242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Odell Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Odell Brewing has given $100,000 to Colorado State University's fermentation science program that will be used for equipping the new brewing lab in the Gifford Building on campus. The Odell's have been involved in CSU's program since 2003 and have let students brew on their equipment since 2006. Brewing in college just got a lot better thanks to Odell Brewing. [800 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Today's beer special is $1 off pints of their Five Second Frencher Lemongrass Wit. They've got pizza slices in the taproom starting at 6pm. Come watch a game in the taproom and grab a slice while it lasts. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - FOX31 KDVR TV will be filming LIVE at City Star Brewing in Berthoud Monday morning! Tune in to catch their interview and chat about their Colorado Brewery Cup win. They wish to give a big thank you to all you wonderful supporters for helping make this possible! Also stop in for live music from Dave Tamkin in the taproom from 6-9pm for Thirsty Thursday. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Southern Front Range

Red Leg Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Today the brewery will be closing early in order to host the wedding reception of a Red Leg Brewing family member. Stop back in tomorrow for beer! [4630 Forge Rd, Suite B, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Aspen Brewing Co (Aspen) - Come get some of their Gold medal winning Belgian Farmhouse Saison this Sunday just in time for the World Cup Gold Medal match. Get Happy Hour prices all day Sunday during the soccer game. [304 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO]

BREW Pub & Kitchen (Durango) - Last week, BREW released a new brew on tap: "Lou", an amber ale. It pairs well with their new sandwich special today: Blackened Chicken on marbled rye. Stop in and pair a beer with your meal. [117 W College Dr, Durango, CO]

Steamworks Brewing Co (Durango) - Thanks to all the help from locals and visitors, Steamworks and Ska Brewing were able to donate a $1,000.00 check to Mercy Health Foundation for Hospice today from sales of their Faceplant Ale "joint effort" during Memorial Day. Thanks to all who helped in this cause by drinking beer!

Colorado Brewers Rendezvous (Salida) - Don't forget that this Saturday, July 12th is the 18th annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous. Beers from 75 Colorado-only breweries will be poured from this massive gathering in Riverside Park starting at 1pm (rain or shine). This is a great opportunity to sample some of the best craft beers Colorado has to offer.

Wyoming

Laramie Brewfest (Laramie) - In a rare out-of-state mention, several Colorado breweries along with many regional breweries will be pouring their beers this weekend at the Laramie Brewfest in Wyoming. The event will be held in Depot Park in Downtown Laramie from 1pm to 6pm. Cost is $35 at the gate. Beer competitions, music and food will also be available. More info at www.laramiebrewfest.com.
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