Friday, July 25, 2014

Colorado Beer News 072514

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Culinarians Day. It's a day known for celebrating all those people who work hard to make some of the best food in town. If you see a chef today - go out and thank them for all they do, then spend some time enjoying some of the food they prepare. And pair some of that food with a great craft beer. You can also celebrate Hot Fudge Sundae Day today as well. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, July 25th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

[CO Beer Festivals] -- [Beer Dinners] -- [CO Beer Releases]

This weekend's Beer Festivals:
- Beer Camp Across America - Denver, CO - TONIGHT.
- Denver Summer Beer Fest - Tonight and tomorrow - Denver, CO.
- Tour de BoulDurango Beer Fest - tonight - Durango, CO.
- Arapahoe County Fair Craft Brew Fest - Tonight - Aurora, CO.
- Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival - Sat. - Breckenridge, CO.

Metro Denver

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - Last night there was a new beer tapping - "Matt's Steamed Porter", a test batch you're gonna love. Check it out and always choose wisely. Also find Big Choice at Beer Camp tonight and at the Summer Brew Fest on Saturday. Sunday brings Trivia to the taproom and a Family Movie. [7270 W 118th Pl, Broomfield, CO]

Wit's End Brewing Co (Denver) - The brewery is excited to announce a new beer today - "David Hasselhop", an 8.3% ABV imperial hefeweizen that was dry-hopped with Tettnang hops. Pair that with some food from Pride of Philly Cheesesteaks. Open from 2pm to 8pm today. [2505 W 2nd Ave, Unit 13, Denver, CO]

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

Westminster Brewing Co (Westminster) - Westminster Brewing is planning to host their 1st Annual Car Show at the brewery parking lot on Sunday, August 10th from 12pm to 4pm. If you have a car you'd like to show please register at the brewery or call Dianne Taylor (303) 517-6396 or email pdt[at] Registration is FREE and you'll get 2 free beers per car entry. There will be plenty of food, music, prizes and craft beer and plenty of awesome cars. Meanwhile, stop in for some tasty CASK ales today: 1066 ESB, Moses Chocolate Porter, WBC Irish Ale, and Cain (Black IPA). [7655 W 108th Ave, Westminster, CO]

Beryl's Beer Co (Denver) - "Afternoon Delight" is the perfect summer session wheat beer and is now available for a very limited time at Beryl's Beer Co. Incidentally, it reportedly goes perfectly with BuckCreek BBQ, who will be there tonight as well. [3120-C Blake St, Denver, CO]

Black Sky Brewery (Denver) - Happy Friday! Join in for Happy Hour 2pm to 5:30pm today where you'll get $1 off house pints. [490 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - New beer tappings today: Equinox Hipster from Black Bottle Brewery, Death By Coconut from Oskar Blues/Shamrock, and Lilikoi Kepolo from Avery Brewing. This is how your weekend starts at Hops & Pie! [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Diebolt Brewing Co (Denver) - Look for Diebolt Brewing at the Denver Summer Brewfest this weekend. Plus, back at the brewery, they will be tapping an experimental ale - Biere Thyme. [3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Großen Bart Brewery (Longmont) - Progress continues in bringing this new brewery into being. They've recently painted their building's facade and installed their new glass garage door and this week they plan to break ground on their floor drains, electrical and plumbing. Also, after months of searching and interviewing many different candidates they have hired a new Head Brewer Walter Bourque. This self proclaimed "Hop Head" comes with over 5 years of experience in commercial brewing. He helped open and was the head brewer at Bull Ridge brewery in Baker City, Oregon and has since been a brewer at Fort Collins Brewery. He is a nationally ranked BJCP judge (Beer Judge Certification Program). His recipes have landed him several accolades, including his most recent Bronze medal for his Wee Heavy at the US Open Beer Championship. Walter comes from a microbiology background and delivers a plethora of knowledge in fermentation science. He specializes in sours and barrel aged beers, and also has experience in making gluten free beers! Stay tuned for more news as their Fall opening nears. [935 Venice St, Longmont, CO]

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - Love funky brews? Then you'll be glad to know that their "Lafayette Brett", a beer fermented with Brettanomyces is now back on tap. Their particular strain of Brett produces huge tropical fruit flavors paired with the right amount of funkiness and is great on a hot day. Enjoy one this weekend. [301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO]

12 Degree Brewing (Louisville) - 12 Degree is gearing up for another Friday Night Louisville Street Faire tonight featuring music from The Iguanas. Cerberus, a golden strong ale aged on tart cherries, will be back on tap in the brewery tomorrow, Saturday, July 26th. Get it while you can! Beers currently on tap: Soleil Saison - Farmhouse Ale, Walter’s White - Belgian White, Brabant Tripel - Strong Golden Abbey Ale, Foxx Rougge - Dark Strong Ale, Treachery - Golden Strong Ale, Legal Nelson - Belgian Golden Ale, MFBPA - Belgian Pale Ale, Utepils - Hibiscus Saison, Pink Peppercorn Saison - Farmhouse Ale, Velour Fog - Quadrupel, Midnight Fog - Quadrupel and a Prost Kolsch on the guest tap. [820 Main St, Louisville, CO]

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - The Tasting Room will tap a special brew at 5pm - Teeeepache! - This is a melting pot of nationalities in a glass. It's named after a traditional Mexican drink made with pineapple and featuring an estery Belgian yeast from a Québécois brewery. Plus - they've got an exciting last-minute addition to the specialty draft list for the 5 Monks Release this Sunday! Grapeless Ape was made from the wort from Récolte Sauvage, before the grapes were added. It's a red sour ale that was 100% barrel fermented and aged 2+ years in a neutral Cab Sauv barrel. [5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

Berthoud Brewing Co (Berthoud) - Their tradition of Friday firkin tappings continue today at 5pm with the tapping of "Carter Cove Strawberry Cucumber". The packed in a mix of strawberry, cucumber, mint, basil and lime into this one. Cool off on their new misted patio. [450 8th St, Suite B, Berthoud, CO]

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - This Saturday, July 26th starting at 11am, Black Bottle Brewery along with Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund (Colorado Chapter) will be pouring their Irish Blonde beer called "Rescue Me". $1 from every Rescue Me sold will be donated to their cause. Come drink a beer and help firefighter families in need. [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - Today, Broken Plow is tapping their new "Honeybanero" brew. Get your spice on with this brew. Plus, live music from Ethan Stephenson tonight at 7pm with Elements food truck serving pizza. And on Saturday, Wing Shack makes their debut at The Plow. Spend some of your weekend at Broken Plow and relax on their patio. [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Hardihood Brewing (Ft. Collins) - An announcement was made today that owners Kevin & Cathy have decided NOT to open a brewery in Fort Collins after all. Reasons include the high cost of leasing in the area. They have no plans to open a brewery elsewhere at this time. Sad to hear of this news.

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - What can Funkwerks do with a Randall? Well two things come to mind today, 1) Infuse lemon, basil and pink peppercorn into their Saison. And 2) Infuse cranberry and squash blossoms into their Tropic King. If Randall infusions like these sound great, stop in and ask for one. You'll be pleasantly surprised! [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - TGIF! And with the coming of Friday brings another Friday Firkin. This week's firkin is a Peach Habanero Red. This one will tap around 6:00pm tonight. Plus a full tap wall full of tasty Crabtree brews. [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - I smell BACON! This week's firkin will be a bacon lover's delight. Travis has tapped a Maple Bacon Snow Drop. If you're lucky, they may even have some leftover bacon from earlier today. Grimm Bros also now has new globe and hefeweizen logo glasses for sale for $8 each. There regular logo pint glasses are just $5. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Smiling Toad Brewery (Colorado Springs) - Stop in today for a special release of their new "Mole' Ole'", an imperial stout with chocolate (cocoa nibs) and chilies (ancho and habanero). A bit of sweet n heat! [3668 E Bijou, Colo. Springs, CO]

Phantom Canyon Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - New beer alert! Now on tap - "Police and Thieves" India Pale Lager. This brew weighs in at 5.2% ABV and 47 IBUs and is an unfiltered lager with classic noble hops. Flavors are light maltiness, fruit-like hops and ends with a drying bitterness. Try one to start your weekend off right. [2 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Trinity Brewing (Colorado Springs) - After a full year of planning, their six 6th anniversary beers begin to release today (and for the following 5 Fridays)! Limit 6 bottles per customer! Come help them celebrate. REd Swingline IPA Primitif, Swing Se Pilser Sour IPA, Easy Swinger Wild IPA, Session Swing American Session IPA, Passion Swing American Fruited IPA and Double Swing DIPA Primitif. [1466 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Kannah Creek Brewing Co (Grand Junction) - Last night Kannah Creek tapped their version of the "Colorado Simultaneous Saison". They brewed this recipe at the same time on the same day as 5 other Colorado breweries! Including Strange Craft Beer Company, The Very Nice Brewing Company, Echo Brewing Company, Butcherknife Brewing Company, Pikes Peak Brewing. You don't want to miss out on this Collaboration beer! [1960 N 12th St, Grand Junction, CO]

Hideaway Park Brewery (Winter Park) - Two new brews over the last few days are now available. Stop in and try their Pocket Rocket Red, a dry red ale with toffee hints, or try their brand new BreBrewIPA, a hoppy brew with huge citrus notes. [78927 US Hwy 40, Winter Park, CO]

Carbondale Beer Works (Carbondale) - It's Mountain Fair weekend at the Beer Works. They have a full lineup of music this weekend. Friday 4-6pm Williams andn Morris Acoustic on the patio, Friday 9pm The Mile Markers. Saturday 4-6pm Jesse Steere on the patio, and Saturday 9pm The Guilty Pleasure. They will be tapping their new Razz-Berry Cream Ale and an Imperial Red this weekend as well! They'll also be smoking ribs all weekend. Stop in! [647 Main St, Carbondale, CO]

Storm Peak Brewing Co (Steamboat Springs) - There's a new Belgian-style Pale Ale that was just tapped today in their tasting room. They are looking for suggestions on what to name it, but you've got to try one first to see what it's all about. This one weighs in at 6.2% ABV and 45 IBUs. [1744 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO]

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