Thursday, July 24, 2014

Colorado Beer News 072414

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Tell an Old Joke Day. In honor of this day, here is a joke that has a local twist to it. A bum walked into a very chic pub and ordered a beer. Discreetly, the bartender informed him, "We do not serve riff raff here." To which the bum responded, "Then what brands do you serve here?" - Dig up an old joke that you once told years ago and tell it again. Who knows, there might just be someone who hasn't heard that one yet. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, July 24th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Living The Dream Brewing Co (Littleton) - There's a big hoppy brew set to tap tomorrow on Friday, July 25th at 3pm. Stop in for a taste of their new Double IPA. It's nearly 10% ABV and upwards of 140 IBUs. Hop lovers need only apply. [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

Mockery Brewing Co (Denver) - Mockery Brewing just made another big move in their effort towards opening in Denver. They just announced that Justin Burnsed will be joining the Mockery Brewing team as their Head Brewer. Justin’s background includes the Master Brewer’s Program at UC Davis, internships at Stone and BrewDog, and most recently Brewmaster for Prospectors Brewing in Mariposa, California. Justin is also a blogger and feature writer for Brew Your Own magazine. Look for this brewery to open late August/early September this year. [3501 Delgany St, Denver, CO]

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Former Future Brewing Co (Denver) - Shhhh! Mums the word, but Former Future is planning to release a barrel-aged sour blonde ale this Saturday, July 26th. Federation members can get an early pour on Friday. Just ask for a "Golden Feather". If you want this to stick around then don't tell anyone m'kay? [1290 S Broadway, Denver, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - Not all firkins turn out as planned. Station 26 had to cancel their firkin tapping today as the addition of blackberries and pluots to their West Coast IPA caused some massive over carbonation and a big mess on the brewery floor. Alas! But fear not, they'll do another firkin next week.

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Lakewood/Denver) - Don't forget their 1st Beer & Cheese Mixer at CAUTION: West tonight from 7pm to 9pm. For $25, you get some amazing pairings with exotic cheeses and as a bonus, they have a brand new Thursday ExBeeriment - a Sorachi Ace Saison. This beer will be available at both tap rooms. [West: 1057 S Wadsworth Blvd #60, Lakewood - East: 12445 E 39th Ave, Unit 314, Denver, CO]

Diebolt Brewing Co (Denver) - July's Bottled Lighting Club release is "Ex-Pat French Martinique", a French ale made with hefeweizen yeast and pineapple concentrate. Members can pick up their bottles today. They also kegged up and filled a barrel with a new batch of Saison Voila. [3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - What's new on tap at Hops & Pie today? How about a glass of Hottenroth from The Bruery, or Double Chin Wag from Hogshead Brewery, or Racer 5 from Bear Republic! Pair that with their slice of the day: Korean BBQ Pulled Pork, Pineapple and Goat Cheese. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Denver Summer Brew Fest (Denver) - Another big festival is happening this weekend across 2 days (July 25-26) - the annual Denver Summer Brew Fest! Tickets are still available for this event located at Mile High Station. More info and ticket links on the Beer Fest Calendar.

Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub (Arvada) - There's two new beers just tapped today and now available - 1) Fenugreek Belgian Special (5.3% ABV, 23 IBU), and 2) Ginger Wheat (4.6% ABV 26 IBU). Yak & Yeti will also be pouring at Beer Camp on Friday and serving their Chai and Apple brews. [7803 Ralston Rd, Arvada, CO]

Black Sky Brewery (Denver) - Today the brewery has tapped a brand spanking new beer. It's their "Denver Black Sky Kolsch" coming in at 4.4% ABV and 22 IBU. They brewed this beer in honor of the most brutal metal festival in the land coming to the Gothic Theatre August 2nd and 3rd. Black Sky Brewery still has tickets to the show available at the brewery with no service fees! 2-day regular pass is $50 and 2-day VIP is $75. Only a few VIP left! [490 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO]

Mu Brewery (Aurora) - Tomorrow, July 25th at 5pm, Mu Brewery will be tapping its first small batch brew. Stop in and try some of their new Chili Beer. And stay tuned for more small batches. Next week on August 1st they'll tap a Raspberry Stout and a Black IPA. [9735 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO]

Beer Camp Across America (Denver) - Don't forget to go to camp tomorrow - Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp Across America that is at Civic Center Park - Friday, July 25th 5-10pm.

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Today's Brewer's Limited Reserve is a Strong German Dunkel, 8.5% abv that has been aged in a Syrah wine barrel for the last 6 months. One of the best barrel aged beers they reportedly have ever made. Get down there and let them know what you think of it! [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Epic Brewing (Denver) - Coming up next Wednesday, July 30th is a special Beer & Chocolate Pairing event at Epic Brewing in Denver. For just $10 you can sample a variety of beers & chocolates. Sign up at Epic Brewing or email jennie[at] to reserve your spot. RSVP required. In the meantime, stop in this Friday for a special tapping of "Wild Peaches", a peachy sour ale - starting at noon. [3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

38 State Brewing Co (Littleton) - Their Littleton Kölsch is back on tap today! It's a great beer for a hot day. They also have an American Wheat, S. Broadway IPA, Bike It Off Bitter, Chocolate Stout and ESB also pouring in the taproom. The Rolling Italian food truck will be there from 4pm to close. Beer, dinner and a relaxing Thursday with friends. Also, come out this Saturday from 1-4pm as 38 State will be hosting an event for the South Platte Valley Humane Society. Furry friends will be in attendance, so feel free to bring your own by for an afternoon of sun, suds, and helping out a great cause! [8071 S Broadway, Suite A, Littleton, CO]

Boulder County

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - Progress is being made on their new, greatly expanded facility in Boulder. Four of their brand spanking new fermenters are being shipped from Bürgstadt, Germany at this very moment. These vessels can store up to 714,240 pints of beer! That should help keep their beer in stock once they open the new facility sometime next year. Don't forget about the Five Monks Quintupel release this Sunday at 11am! And also their 21st Anniversary Party on Sunday, August 3rd! [5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Sanitas Fest 2014 (Boulder) - This Saturday marks the inaugural Sanitas Fest at Sanitas Brewing in Boulder. This is a one day, Boulder-style celebration of craft beer and music. Enjoy music from 6 different bands from 2pm to 10pm. Tickets start at $8 and go up to $45 for a VIP experience. Tickets available on Eventbrite. [3550 Frontier Ave, Unit A, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Beer lovers will want to stop in today for Taster Tray Thursday. Order a taster tray and get $2 off all day. Be sure to get their new Saison as that is getting tapped today! Stats: 6.6% ABV and 33 IBU. First you are attracted to its copper color and sophisticated marriage between hops, barley, and French Saison yeast. Then you're greeted by a wonderful aroma of lemon, orange peel and black pepper. Hope you like to dance because flavors of goji berries and currants will be dancing in your mouth. This date might seem slightly bitter at the end, that's from the Pacific Jade hops, but visions of a nice stroll in grassy fields hand and hand will keep you wanting more. Open today from noon to 9pm. [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Thursday's special is $1 pints of their "5 Second Frencher" Lemongrass Wit. The taproom opened at 1pm and the pizza will arrive at 6pm. Grab some 'za while it lasts. Heads up for Friday - Bottlecap BBQ will be on hand tomorrow. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - For this week's Thursday Outlaw tapping, Pateros Creek has come up with "All Bark, No Bite", a birch vanilla red ale. It's described as like drinking soda on a summer day. Stop in and try one. [242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Crow Hop Brewing Co (Loveland) - An old friend is back on tap today - "Big Water Brown" is now available once again. For those of you who have missed it you can once again enjoy a pint. [271 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO]

Freedom's Edge Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Stop in today for $1 off all pints today. Get to know Freedom's Edge and cool off on a hot summer day. [224 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Berthoud Brewing Co (Berthoud) - For Throwback Thursday, anyone who stops in wearing tie dye clothing will get $1 off beers all night! Come on, you still have one of those shirts somewhere right? [450 8th St, Suite B, Berthoud, CO]

Big Thompson Brewery (Loveland) - Construction is well underway at this upcoming new brewery in Loveland, CO. Trenching for the floor drains has begun. In addition to the brewhouse, they will house a 12' x 27' walk-in cooler, and a tasting room with seats for up to 52 people Look for this brewery to open sometime this Fall. [114 E 15th, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Red Leg Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Starting this Monday, July 28th, Red Leg Brewing will be open 7 days a week. Your Mondays and Tuesdays just got way better in the Springs! Stop in tonight for a beer and some food from Bite Me Gourmet Sausage. [4630 Forge Rd, Suite B, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Bonfire Brewing (Eagle) - Once again, the brewery is excited to partner with the "Man of the Cliff" competition event. This year's edition of the Wood Splitter Pilsner is coming at ya in 22 ounce form sometime around early/mid-September. They are also tripling the number of kegs to keep everyone's beard well oiled September 27-28. [127 Second St, Eagle, CO]

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co (Edwards) - [PRESS RELEASE] Crazy Mountain Brewing Company announces the release of “Lawyers, Guns & Money Barleywine”, a 10% ABV barleywine available in a four-pack of 12 ounce cans. To date, there have only been 4 barleywines released in cans, each for a one-time or extremely limited run. Lawyers, Guns & Money Barleywine cans will be packaged year-round to satisfy your hoppy cravings and is the first barleywine in a can produced in Colorado. For this special barleywine, Crazy Mountain uses an assortment of crystal malts and throws a little Belgian candi sugar into the Brew Kettle to give a hearty maltiness. Dry hopping with American hops gives this English style a refreshing American twist. Following their release of Lawyers, Guns & Money Barleywine, Crazy Mountain is also announcing the debut of Old Soul Strong Belgian Golden Ale in canned 6-packs. This light bodied Belgian beauty packs a punch at 7.6% ABV, but is very easy drinking and pleasant in warm weather. A robust amount of wheat gives this ale a very smooth mouth feel that is accompanied by a fruity yeast character. Belgian candi contributes to this brew’s light body and complex flavor. European hops team up with Juniper berries to offer a soft, subtle spiciness. Old Soul is the first canned Strong Belgian Golden Ale in the state of Colorado and the third in the country. [439 Edwards Access Rd, B-102, Edwards, CO]

National News

#IPAday (Nationwide) - It's back! Coming up this Thursday, August 7th is the return of IPA Day. Celebrate one of America's most asked for craft beers! Each year since 2011, #IPAday has been celebrated at bars, breweries, tap houses and restaurants for a wonderful 24 hours of super hoppy beers! When you celebrate #IPAday, be sure to use the hashtag #IPAday whenever you post on social media. Embrace the Hop and dive deep into IPAs that day. Brought to you by @TheBeerWench. Also visit

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