Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Colorado Beer News 072314

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Mosquito Day. It's a day to pay respect to this winged pest and to remind everyone that here in Colorado the mosquito is known to carry the West Nile virus. Don't forget to put on some insect repellent before you head outdoors in areas that mosquitos are in abundance. Some studies have shown that drinking a beer increases your chances of getting bit by mosquitoes. There's something in the chemistry of beer that attracts them. Also, did you know that the mosquito is considered by many to be the real state "bird" of Minnesota? if you don't wish to celebrate Mosquito Day, you can always geek out for Batman Day. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Hops & Pie (Denver) - This Sunday, July 27th from 2pm til close brings another edition of Hops & Pie's famous "Littlest Big Beer Fest". This month, they are bringing in the beers of Louisville, Kentucky's "Against The Grain Brewery". Expect to see a full line-up of Against The Grain beers including: Citra Ass Down, Cutty Can't Hang, Kentucky Ryed Chicken, The Brown Note, Killewitte and 35K. Bringing these beers into Colorado was made possible through Crooked Stave Artisans. Flights and full pours will be available. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - Today marks another Discovery Beer tapping. This week, they have a Biere De Mars that will tap at 5:00pm. They brewed this on their pilot system and will be available today only. Food truck tonight is Corner of Gourmet. Coming up next week on tap: The Super Ghost Drifter. Also in other news, effective immediately, Tivoli Distributing will handle all sales and distribution of Odyssey Beerwerks products in all Colorado markets west of the Front Range and also includes the Golden and Boulder markets. As a result of this partnership, Odyssey Beerwerks brands will immediately be more broadly available in more Colorado markets and retailers will experience great product availability, timely delivery, and overall customer service. [5535 W 56th Ave, Suite 107, Arvada, CO]

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Westminster Brewing Co (Westminster) - Join in today, Wednesday (July 23rd) for their first ever Irish Music pub practice session from 6:30-close! Local Irish Folk musicians from around the Metro area will be gathering at the Tasting Lab to play their style of music. If you are a fan or an avid performer of the style, come on in for a great time and play with old friends, make some new ones and enjoy the sounds of the Emerald Isle AND delicious WBC beer! [7655 W 108th Ave, Unit 600, Westminster, CO]

Coda Brewing Co (Aurora) - Coda has put Dogcatcher Saison on tap as of last night. This is a small batch hop forward red saison that won't be around for long. Stats: 5.5% ABV and 48 IBU. Made with Orange Blossom Honey. [2101 N Ursula Ct, Aurora, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - Last night, not only did they host a bottle release of Blåbær of Love, but they also released their new seasonal - a double dry-hopped Vieille Artisanal Saison. Bottles of this saison are available to take home for $8 each (while they last). [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

The Brew on Broadway (Englewood) - Yesterday, The BoB just kegged up their New Australian Brown Bitter batch 2, and it is reportedly absolutely delicious. They will launch that brew this weekend. Also, a test batch of Oatmeal Rye Brown was just brewed for the impending autumn season. Get jazzed up for all the new BoB beers coming soon! [3445 S Broadway, Englewood, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Today's Hump Day Helper beer special is their Water Tower Wheat. You can get pints of it all day for just $3 each. [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

38 State Brewing Co (Littleton) - Today they've just tapped their "Bike It Off Bitter", a nice Ordinary Bitter with slight fruit flavors and a touch of malty sweetness. Stick around for Trivia, and a gourmet dog or brat from sand Bear Shack. [8071 S Broadway, Suite A, Littleton, CO]

Sandlot Brewery (Denver) - Spotify and Blue Moon Brewing Co. are hosting The Follow the Moon Tour, a 5-city nationwide music tour, coming to The Sandlot in Denver on Friday August 8th with Australian band, The Temper Trap. The free event will bring together fans and our artist across music, food and visual art for an artfully crafted evening under a full moon sky. Blue Moon brewmasters Keith Villa and John Legnard will be there to meet guests. Food from Big Kiwi's Gourmet Eats and art by Patrick Beery will also be featured. Tickets are now open, but space is limited. Fans should visit for more information and to RSVP to the festival. Must be 21+. [2161 Blake St, Denver, CO]

Kokopelli Beer Co (Westminster) - Kokopelli now has 4 new beers on tap starting today. They are: Blarney Stone Irish Red, OTOGOB Dry Stout, The Scotsman Scotch Ale (10% ABV), and Copper Road ESB. Tonight they also have Ladies Night from 6-9pm. Ladies buy one drink get one half off (includes wine too!), and their local businesses are The Cookie Brewer and Barley's Angels. This Saturday they are hosting a fundraiser for Almost Home Adoptions, a cat shelter nearby the brewpub. There's also a new 2014 Growler Club offer. For $100, you get a 1-year membership with a free logo glass, 1 free 64oz Kokopelli growler, 1 free 64oz growler fill of your choice every month (beers below 7.5% ABV), and invites to special tappings and events. It's a $193 value. Ask at the brewpub. [8931 Harlan St, Westminster, CO]

Barrels and Bottles Brewery (Golden) - Today the brewery is introducing their Juniperus Imperial IPA. It's dry-hopped with Glacier hops and infused with juniper berries giving a piney, citrus character with a smooth hop resin finish. Try one! [600 12th St, Golden, CO]

Boulder County

Industrial Revolution Brewing Co (Erie) - The brewery is now introducing Happy Hour! Get $3.00 Pints on Wednesday's, Thursday's, and Friday's from 4pm to 6pm. The IRBC will also be tapping a new beer tomorrow, a Dunkelweisen, so be sure to stop in when you can! [285 Cheesman St, Erie, CO]

Gravity Brewing (Louisville) - Better hurry. They've got a limited quantity of their Framboise Raspberry Belgian Dubbel on tap in the beer parlor. It won't last long! [1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, CO]

Oskar Blues / Tasty Weasel Taproom (Longmont) - There are tons of specialties and collaboration beers available over at The Tasty Weasel Taproom in Longmont. Come get some ‪‎Tickled Pink‬, ‪‎REEB Ryed Rye IPA‬, ‪‎Freedom Tickler‬, the BrewDog collab ‪‎Shipwrecker Circus‬ Barley Wine, the Fremont Brewing Company collab ‎Simultaneous Release‬, the Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams collab ‎Honky Tonk Ale‬ & their Two Brothers Brewing Company collab ‪‎Foxy Knuckles‬. Get these cans before they're gone! ‪#‎CraftCANs‬ [1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO]

Grossen Bart Brewery (Longmont) - Before they have even opened, there's a concern about the location of this soon to open brewery in Longmont being in close proximity to the Saint Vrain Community Montessori school. School leaders were complaining to a city council meeting that students would have to walk by the brewery's driveway during business hours. The brewery plans to open by 3:00pm on weekdays and the school lets out daily at 3:30pm. Concerned parents want Grossen Bart to delay their opening until about 4:00pm each day to help avoid exposing children to brewery activities. While Grossen Bart intends to comply with their wishes Monday through Thursday, but plan to open even earlier on Fridays to offset lost business. The brewery plans to open sometime this fall.

Front Range Brewing Co (Lafayette) - On Saturday, July 26th - The Lafayette Marketplace is coming together to bring you Beer, Bacon, and BBQ. Lunada, Bistro 503, and The Gourmet Cheese and Pantry Shoppe will be making a variety of bacon themed dishes including bacon wrapped shrimp, bacon wrapped jalapenos, BLT tacos and more. There will be fun activities for the whole family, raffles, and live music from Many Mountains. Front Range Brewing Company is tying this event in with a bottle release of the new Tripel. This beer will be available in 22oz bomber bottles in a very limited supply. Get them while you can and age them for a while. Then on Sunday, July 27th - come for Beer, Bingo and Relay! Front Range Brewing Company is hosting a bingo night as an homage to the old Bingo Mine, whose space they now occupy. 25% of all proceeds will be donated to East Boulder County Relay for Life. Grab your favorite dobber, set up your lucky charms, and may the drum drop ever in your favor. [400 W South Boulder Rd, Suite 1650, Lafayette, CO]

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - For those planning to attend Avery's 21st Anniversary event, they will be pouring 5 different versions of their Eremita sour ales: I, II, IV, V & VI. Tickets are still available for this big party set for August 3rd from 12pm to 5pm. [5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Today get $2 off growler fills all day long. Also, stop in this Saturday morning, July 26th at 11am as they celebrate Grimm Brothers' 4th Year anniversary. They will be tapping two new beers including a Gose and Hoppeweizen. Burgers and Brats from local butcher Bull and Boar, Putt Putt Golf, live music, and the chance to win beer for a year. All to support the local Kiwanis club and children everywhere. Be sure to get your limited edition glass 4th anniversary stein. Due to lack of entries, they will NOT be hosting a BBQ competition. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Fall Harvest Brewfest (Ft. Collins) - Early bird pricing has been extended through Sunday, July 27th for this year's Fall Harvest Brewfest set for Friday, September 5th at the Lincoln Center in Old Town Ft Collins. Get $5.00 off both GA & VIP tickets. Buy them in person at Animal House, Wilbur's Total Beverage or the Lincoln Center and avoid those pesky online fees. More info at:

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - Good news! Their Boxcar Brown is now back on tap! Also makes a good growler fill. Stock up! Don't forget that tonight is Trivia Night at 7pm. They'll also have your favorite pizza truck parked outside to fee the masses. In addition, they have just bottled their Dearfield Ale in the new returnable bottles. Plus, new logo shirts are now in! [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Horse & Dragon Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - If you've been waiting for a delicious Irish red ale with a great big heart: launching Sunday, July 27th at 3pm in the taproom with Rick "Vandy" Vander Velde of the Poudre Fire Authority on deck to tell us about the cause, here's a beer with a big backstory - "Fire Captain Irish Red Ale". $1 of every pint sold in the taproom will go to the Firefighter Community Compassion Fund. Today, they are tapping a firkin called "Passionate Aardvark" to honor the 1 year habitation of their brewery building. [124 Racquette Dr, Ft. Collins, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Just because they have a tap open TODAY, City Star will be serving their Grapefruit Barnhouse Beast Saison, a Belgian Saison brewed with rye and infused with grapefruit peel, lending this beer just a hint of citrus and bitterness. City Star brews Barnhouse Beast exclusively for Beast + Bottle in Denver's Uptown neighborhood. This farm to fork restaurant is a foodie must! [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - It's Growler Wednesday! Today's special is $2 off growler fills so come and grab yours today. The Belgian's Maibock and the Barrel Runner IPA have been kicked BUT frown not! The Belgian's Maibock will be back on tap next week!THey used a different type of honey this time, still from their local friends at Copoco's, that is just simply delightful!They should be tapping their Saison tomorrow! Tomorrow, July 24th, they will be brewing the salt & lime pilsner! Open today from 3pm-8:30pm. [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Paradox Beer Co (Woodland Park) - It took over 41 years and 3 different beers, but they pulled it off. "Maduro Robusto", a dark smoky Spanish Cedar Sour went into bottles today. It will be available the 1st Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday in August, depending on location. [106 E Village Terrace, Suite 100, Woodland Park, CO]

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Today you can get a growler fill of your favorite Bristol beer for $1 off all day today. Never too early to stock up for your weekend. [1604 S Cascade Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Storm Peak Brewing Co (Steamboat Springs) - Their new milk stout "I Like The Way She Moos" is now available on tap! Stop in and give one a try. Open today from 2pm to 10pm. [1744 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO]

Ska Brewing (Durango) - Tonight's new TV episode of "Brew Dogs" on the Esquire Network will feature Ska Brewing and the Durango area. Ska will host a Viewing Party tonight starting at 6pm. The episode will air at 9pm. They'll also have some delicious appetizers and beer specials during the showing. [225 Girard St, Durango, CO]

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co (Edwards) - This next Thursday, July 31st from 4pm to 8pm, Crazy Mountain Brewing will be hosting an Ice Cream Beer Float Party. They'll offer up beer floats and beer float flights as well as just plain ol' ice cream for the kiddos. A float flight cost $10 and a 16oz beer float is $5. Beer floats include: Neomexicanus Native Pale Ale with Guava Sorbet, Scenic Route Kolsch with Blueberry Lemon Swirl Sorbet, Emotional Rescue Double IPA with Double IPA Ice Cream, Cara de Luna Black Ale with Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream, and Hookiebobb IPA with Peach Gelato. [439 Edwards Access Rd, B-102, Edwards, CO]

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