Thursday, July 31, 2014

Colorado Beer News 073114

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Mutt's Day. We've all seen a mutt, those scraggly looking, mixed-breed dogs that wander the streets and look like nobody cares for them. Help out a mutt today and consider adopting one from your local animal shelter. They may just end up being one of your best friends! If dogs just aren't your thing, you can always celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday today. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, July 31st, 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

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Today's Brewers Limited Reserve release is a "Coffee 59er", a variation on their German-style Schwarzbier. Just 15 gallons of this are available. They also have a Vanilla 59er on tap today as well. Taste both and see which one you like best. [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Denver) - Just a quick note that the brewery taproom will be closed for a private party today until 7pm, but will open to the public from 7pm to 10pm. [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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38 State Brewing Co (Littleton) - On August 1, 1876 Colorado joined the Union as the country's 38th state. Join in tomorrow Friday, August 1 at 38 State Brewing, to celebrate the Centennial State's 138th birthday as 38 State presents: "A Happy Firkin Birthday Party". This Firkin Party will see two brand new brews tapped in honor of 138 - a true to style Porter, as well as a unbelievable Vanilla Porter that is sure to impress even the most savvy beer connoisseurs. The party continues with a Cornhole Tourney, Big Brick Jenga, prizes, giveaways, cold brews, food from The Rolling Italian, and good times had by all! So, wear your best CO gear, shine your shoes, and prepare yourself - It's going to be one heck of a Firkin Birthday Party! [8071A S Broadway, Littleton, CO]

River North Brewery (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] River North Tripel Releases August 9th. While other breweries get ready to release pumpkin beers, River North still has a taste for summer. On Saturday, August 9th at 1pm, the brewery will release River North Tripel, a 9.2% ABV Belgian-style Golden Strong Ale. Rich with notes of apricot, pear and lemon, River North Tripel is perfect for late-August temperatures. Finishing dry on the tongue, this brew is light in body but still delivers the depth of flavor River North is known for. “This is my kind of summer beer,” head brewer Matt Hess said. “We've been dreaming of brewing a beautiful golden strong ale for years. It’s one of my favorite styles, but you have to get it right.” River North will only release one batch of Tripel. Both draft pours and bottles-to-go ($9) will be available at the taproom release party August 9th. More bombers will arrive on store shelves throughout Colorado the following week, with a few select bars receiving kegs. [2401 Blake St #1, Denver, CO]

AC Golden Brewing Co (Golden) - AC Golden Brewing Company and Colorado Native Amber Lager are celebrating Colorado's 138th birthday tomorrow, August 1. Tune in to the Colorado Rockies game on Root Sports tomorrow (Aug. 1) and join in a special statewide birthday toast with Governor Hickenlooper and AC Golden Brewing Company president Glenn Knippenberg during the 7th inning stretch. Colorado Native also will be holding birthday promotions in bars all around Colorado throughout August. Colorado Native Amber Lager, brewed by AC Golden Brewing Company, is made with 100 percent Colorado ingredients -- Rocky Mountain water, barley from the San Luis Valley, Colorado-grown hops and the oldest strain of brewing yeast in the state.

Falling Rock Tap House (Denver) - Come by Falling Rock tonight for a FREE beer. Denver off the Wagon and SeshFest are buying the beers. Until the keg runs dry that is. Stop by at 5pm for a session beer and a balloon! That's right. A balloon. [1919 Blake St, Denver, CO]

Sesh Fest (Denver) - Want to attend a beer event that won’t make your tastebuds, wallet or day-after self unhappy? Then look no further. Sesh Fest, the second event in the Lovibond Series presented by The Colorado Brewers Guild and Imbibe Denver, is an event where attendees can sample a multitude of beers without feeling the overwhelming effects of alcohol. It's happening this Saturday, August 2nd. Even the price of admission is palatable; tickets start at $20 for six 6oz pours and $30 for unlimited tastings. More info on SeshFest. [Sculpture Park, 1101 13th St, Denver, CO]

Diebolt Brewing Co (Denver) - Tonight is Geeks and Athletes night; Run Club at 6pm sharp (free beer for runners, no free beer for dogs) and the Useless Knowledge Bowl starts at 7pm (tons of brewery bucks hang in the balance). Come thirsty. [3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co (Broomfield) - With the success of last week's $2 off WonderCan special, they are back at it again! Remember, if you buy 6 WonderCans you'll get to take home a pair of Wonderland glassware. Also, "Show Us Your Cans" will be starting up soon. Don't know what that is? You'll find out next week! ‪#‎ThirstyThursday‬ [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

Strange Craft Beer Co (Denver) - What has Key Limes, Oranges and Oak Spirals soaked in Roger Clyne's Mexican Moonshine Tequila? Why yes, it's their Margarita Saison Firkin! Join in for another Firkin Thursday, this one should be delicious. They tapped it at 3 pm. They also have a brand new food truck - Truck Yeah will be joining in this evening with slider and tater tot creations. [1330 Zuni St, Suite M, Denver, CO]

Coda Brewing Co (Aurora) - Today Coda is tapping an experimental elixir today. A Red IPA dry hopped with Mosaic, Nelson, Sorachi Ace and Citra. Meet the brewer night tonight. [2101 N Ursula Ct, Aurora, CO]

Boulder County

Twisted Pine Brewing Co (Boulder) - Twisted Pine is happy to be supporting Colorado Hike for Honor, a group who supports Colorado's wounded veterans, by donating 10% of their sales for the entire day today. If you make a suggested donation of $20 or more today in their taproom, they will enter you into a drawing for a Never Summer Industries snowboard or longboard. Stop in for food or brews and support a great cause. [3201 Walnut St, Suite A, Boulder, CO]

Boulder Craft Beer Festival (Boulder) - [PRESS RELEASE] The first ever Boulder Craft Beer Festival presented by Liquor Mart and produced by Downtown Boulder, Inc. (DBI) will take place from noon – 5 p.m. on August 23 in West Central Park (west of Broadway on Canyon Boulevard). The event will highlight 20 of Boulder County’s 30 craft breweries. The event will delight any new or seasoned craft beer drinker and enthusiast! Attendees will expand their pallet by sampling 40 craft beers on tap, live music (Andy Hackbarth from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. and The Hill Benders from 3 – 5 p.m.), mouthwatering food (for purchase) and maybe get in a game or two of ping-pong and cornhole. Attendees will enjoy unlimited 2 oz pours of each breweries unique libations. Ticket prices are $30 in advance and can be purchased online at BoulderCraftBeerFest.com. (Tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $35 staring at 11:30 a.m. on the west side of the City of Boulder Municipal Building – on Canyon Boulevard at 11th Street.) The ticket price includes unlimited samples, a commemorative sampling glass and tasty snacks provided by Glutino & Udi's Gluten Free.

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont) - With the coming of August, it also means the coming of Oktoberfest season and one of the first Oktoberfest brews to be released will be Left Hand's Oktoberfest Marzen Lager. It'll be on tap tomorrow, August 1st in their Tasting Room starting at 5pm. Also available in bottles. Time to dust off your lederhosen once again. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Front Range Brewing Co (Lafayette) - Good news nitro fans! FRBC just received their nitro tap equipment and will be installing it next week. Look for some beers on nitro starting very soon. Tonight, they have a Bluegrass Jam starting at 7pm. Their refreshing Belgian Tripel is on tap too. [400 W South Boulder Rd, Suite 1650, Lafayette, CO]

Vindication Brewing Co (Boulder) - Their Premium Session Bold Ale (Bold 55) is going into bombers starting today. Look for them! [6880 Winchester Circle, Boulder, CO]

Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) - Shhh....do you hear that? It's the sound of SILENCE, such a magnificent aspect of being out in the wild woods! Today they bring back their SILENCE LAGER, a Czech style pilsner brewed with noble hops. Crisp and clean, this refreshing beer has been quietly lagering for a few months. See you after 4pm! [5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Pateros Creek has several beers in the pipeline that will soon be tapped in August. Next up is their "SchwarzSaber Black Lager" that will be tapped on Friday, August 1st at 5pm. Get a free taster until 5:15pm. Celebrate the new beer with a toast at 5:30pm with the brewers. The SchwarzSaber Black Lager is their Pro-Am beer that they are entering in at the Great American Beer Festival along with homebrewer Preston Hartman. Later in the month and also September, look forward to these beer tappings: Arthur's Ruach Smoked Lager, Stevetoberfest Marzen, Prairie Bandit Wheat, and Mt. Massive Imperial IPA. Pateros Creek also now has a Beer App! Download it from the Apple Store or Google Play. [242 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Today is Taster Tray Thursday! Get $2 off taster trays from noon to 9pm. Fill up your taster trays with: The Dame Golden Ale, Penitentiary Pale Ale, The Revenuer IPA, Trigger Man Brown, Saison, and The Enforcer Oatmeal Stout. [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Tomorrow, Friday August 1st, FCB will release their Oktoberfest Lager. This brew will be both on tap and in bottles. Coming up later in August tap club members and look forward to these Colorado-only beers: FCB's Blonde on August 15th, 24 Carat IPA on Aug 22nd, and This Little Figgy (brown ale w/figs) also on August 22nd. In other news, FCB just won two bronze medals for Wallace Wee Heavy and their Smoked Marzen at the 2014 US Open Beer Championship held in Atlanta - Grats! [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - On Saturday, August 16th in the taproom, Grimm Brothers will welcome the return of "The Farmer's Daughter" Oktoberfest Lager. If you happen to be at the Gnarly Barley Beer Fest this weekend, stop by the Grimm Bros booth and get a $1 off bottle coupon for this beer. August is "Dry Hopped Firkin Month" featuring a different dry-hopped Grimm Bros beer every Friday. Tomorrow, August 1st they'll tap a firkin of Odds & Ends with Columbus hops. And on August 9th, look for the release of "True Bride", a Kolsch-style beer. [623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - Cigar lovers! Tonight is Cigar night on the Funkwerks patio. Come join their head brewer, Justin, and Edward's Pipe & Cigar Shop for some brew and cigars. [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Wilbur's Total Beverage (Ft. Collins) - Join in at Wilbur's for their first FREE weekly Friday beer tasting (3:00pm-6:30pm)! This Friday (August 1st) they will be featuring Odell Brewing Co, tasting their Fifty Niner, Myrcenary, Double Pilsner, and Footprint! Just bring your I.D. and find them in the southeast corner of the store! Come on down, it should be a fun weekend! [2201 S College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Red Leg Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Tomorrow, Friday 8/1 they are releasing a new limited release beer, dubbed August Rye! Tapping at 5PM! Not only that but they are opening at noon! Sunday 8/3 is Stretch and Suds, yoga + beer extravaganza! $20 gets you 1 hr of vinyasa yoga, 2 tasters AND 1 full pint of beer! The fun begins at 11AM, sign up now! [4630 Forge Rd Suite B, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Elevation Beer Co (Poncha Springs) - [PRESS RELEASE] Elevation Beer Company® is set to release its next seasonals in its Black Series and Double Black Series of Seasonal specialty and barrel-aged beers. Elevation will release its Wild Flowers Imperial Saison in the Black Series, while Fanboy it’s virgin oak barrel-aged Double IPA will be released in its Double Black Series. “We changed up Wild Flowers this year, using a different Saison yeast strain, says head brewer and Elevation Co-founder Christian Koch, “This resulted in a drier finish, which has made the beer a tad more traditional to the style.” Elevation was rewarded for this slight change in recipe with a Gold Medal for Wild Flowers in the Saison/Farmhouse Category earlier this month at the US Open Beer Championship. Marking this their fourth medal in that contest over the past two years. Elevation is also re-releasing Fanboy, which was aged this year in a combination of first and second use Virgin Oak barrels custom made for the brewery. “Fanboy sat in barrels for 8 months before being blended with a fresh Double IPA base and then dry-hopped to giving it its signature blend of oak, vanilla, and citrus. It is a big grapefruit bomb this year and we are extremely excited for it.” Exclaims Koch. Both beers will be finding their way to liquor stores and beer bars in Arizona, Colorado, and Texas starting in August. [115 Pahlone Pkwy, Salida, CO]


Breckenridge Brew Pub (Breckenridge) - The official release of Side Door Tangerine Saison will be on Monday August 4th at their Drink with the Brewer Event 4-6pm. Come sample some brews and talk beer with our Brewmaster Jimmy Walker. [600 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO]
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