Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Colorado Beer News 080514

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Night Out. It's known as America's Night Out Against Crime and ever since 1984, this has been an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities and programs in your city and neighborhood. Help send a message to criminals by letting them know neighborhoods are organized and are fighting back. Look for a National Night Out activity near you tonight and join in. Then spend some time talking with your neighbors about how you can all help to keep your own neighborhoods safer. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, August 5th, 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

38 State Brewing Co (Littleton) - Tomorrow, August 6th, their "Two Buttes Double IPA" (8.9% ABV) and their "ColorAmber Amber Ale" (5.2% ABV) will be tapped. They are now brewing a Berliner Weisse today. Stop in for a pint soon. [8071 S Broadway, Suite A, Littleton, CO]

Blue Spruce Brewing (Centennial) - Today's special: Tuesday means all Blue Spruce beers are $2 off today. Come on in and enjoy some! [4151 E County Line Rd, Unit G, Centennial, CO]

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Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - All this month of August, Wednesdays bring a new firkin tapping with the special theme of "Childhood Cereals". This Wednesday, August 6th, CKBC will tap a "Honey Nut Cheerios Cask". Have a pint of this and Bee Happy! A new cereal-themed beer will be tapped every Wednesday this month. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Westminster Brewing Co (Westminster) - Several fun events this week including two music sessions, new beer tappings, the WestiFest/Beer Garden and their 1st annual car show! Their regular Tuesday night jams are expanding to two nights! Bluegrass Jam Session Social (tonight, 6:30pm - close) and, now, Irish music session (Wednesdays, 6:30 pm - close). They'll have Figs Catering on Tuesday and Marco's Pizza on Wednesday. Plus, plenty of beer! Shiva is now back on tap and, Friday they will be tapping the first in a series of wheat fusion ales. This week they are tapping a blueberry/wheat fusion ale. Only one keg then it's gone so make sure to try it soon! [7655 W 108th Ave, Unit 600, Westminster, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Several new brews on the taps at Hops & Pie today: Trellis from Odell, Ichibier from Almanac, Funkwerks' Tropic King, Unfiltered Wheat from Boulevard, Avery's Salvation, Double Jack from Firestone Walker and Enterprise from Dry Dock is on the hand pull! Now that you're thirsty stop in and get quenched. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Call to Arms Brewing Co (Denver) - It is now official! They have now signed a lease on their brewery location. They will be located in the Berkeley neighborhood of northwest Denver at: 4526 Tennyson Street. Two other businesses will also share the space. Let the building begin!

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Today's Chili Beer Tuesday tapping is their Poblano 59er. There's just 10 gallons of this so don't delay trying one. [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - It's $2 Tuesday! Stop in today for $2 house pints and $2 slices of their signature cheese pizza. The pizza is made from the spent grains from the brewing process. [6730 S Cornerstar Way, Suite D, Aurora, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - They will be tapping "Passion Party", a golden sour ale made with passion fruit tonight at 6pm. Spice up your Tuesday! [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - Cheers for Tuesday! Stop in today between 6pm to 8pm wearing Big CHoice gear, bring a Friend, and you both get two pints for the price of one AND $1 off Tacos! Choose Wisely. [7270 W 118th Pl, Broomfield, CO]

Renegade Brewing Co (Denver) - Come in today to try out "Change de Garde", the first original recipe by Max and Brett! This is a brewed to the style biere de garde. Not familiar? Come ask our taproom staff all about it! [925 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - Got you Mojo yet? Get some today - your Mojo IPA that is - for just $3.75 a pint from 3pm to close. [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

Kyle's Brew Fest (Boulder) - In anticipation of the upcoming Kyle's Brew Fest this weekend (August 9th), Kyle Hollingsworth will be at Liquor Mart in Boulder, CO on Friday, August 8th from 4-6pm. He'll be featuring some craft brews that will be pouring at the festival. Sample beers from 8 different breweries including: Boulder Beer, Sanitas Brewing, Fate Brewing, Stone Brewing, Odell Brewing, Epic Brewing, Ska Brewing and Upslope Brewing. This is a free tasting. [1750 15th St, Boulder, CO]

Twisted Pine Brewing Co (Boulder) - Tuesday means all day Happy Hour with great deals on their ales and eats. Also, join in tonight for Open Mic Night from 6-8pm and show off your skills. [3201 Walnut St, Suite A, Boulder, CO]

Asher Brewing Co (Boulder) - Today at Asher Brewing they are offering FREE BISON BURGERS & $1 off beers from 6-9pm (or whenever they run out of food)! Be there or be missing out big time! [4699 Nautilus Ct, Suite 104, Boulder, CO]

Bootstrap Brewing Co (Niwot) - This Thursday, August 7th at 6pm, Steve will be running a Cornhole Tournament and first place gets 2 free tickets to the Crazy Mountain Ed Fest: Craft Beer & Music Festival on August 16th. A free pint for second place. Who's in? [6778 N 79th St, Niwot, CO]

Upslope Brewing Co (Boulder) - Hop heads! #IPAday is just 2 days away on Thursday, August 7th. Join in at their Flatiron Park tap room and get down on their big lineup of IPAs plus a firkin of dry hopped Imperial IPA. IPA's include: Black IPA, India Pale Ale, Session IPA, Imperial IPA, Thai IPA, and Rye IPA. Hop on! [1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - Thanks to all who voted for them at last week's Gnarly Barley Beer Fest - High Hops won "People's Choice" as best brewery for the 2nd year in a row. This week's Wednesday firkin release will be a "Golden Shandy", aka a lemonade Pilsner. It taps at 5pm, so stop by after work for a glass and cool off. Then on Friday, August 8th, they will release "Dr. Pat's #14", the latest in a long string of IPA's. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing Co (Loveland) - Today everyone can get all of your To-Go bottles filled for half price all day! Stop in and stock up for home. [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Suite 9, Loveland, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Bike in for $1 off pints today! Have you tried their Bourbon Barrel aged Pure Imagination Oatmeal Stout? That brew was aged in a Buffalo Trace Barrel. It is their collaboration with Wilbur's Total Beverage (Ft. Collins) and it is fantastic! The Wilbur's folks came and bottled with us a couple weeks ago. Try it here and look for it in bottles at Wilbur's soon. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - Tuesday special is Growler and Snarler fills are all $2.00 off today! [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - This Friday is RED BANSHEE DAY, as they are celebrating the new and improved recipe and image. Wear (or buy) any Red Banshee apparel and receive a free pint of FCB's fresh new Banshee brew! [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Smiling Toad Brewery (Colorado Springs) - Another brewery week begins for Smiling Toad and they've got several brews on tap for you to enjoy. Stop in and try these: City Brown, Vanilla Porter, Pink Snapper, ESB, Wallonian Pale, and their IPA. Ribbit! [3668 E Bijou, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Casey Brewing & Blending (Glenwood Springs) - [PRESS RELEASE] Casey Brewing and Blending is proud to announce the opening of their barrel cellar on August 9th from 11-5 PM at 3421 Grand Ave in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Casey Brewing and Blending is a new brewery that focuses exclusively on Belgian-style beers fermented in vintage oak barrels using all Colorado ingredients. After a successful soft opening in early July, Casey Brewing and Blending is excited to release the next blend of Saison, a tart and dry Belgian-style beer made with 100% Colorado ingredients. “Our Saison is fermented and aged for 3 months in vintage oak wine barrels using a blend of yeast strains that create flavors that are unlike any other beer,” said Troy Casey, owner and blender of Casey Brewing and Blending. “Bright citrus notes, a pleasant tartness and a dry finish blend together to create the perfect summer beer, clean and refreshing.” Guests at the opening will be able to taste both the first and the second blends of Saison and learn how the oak barrel aging and blending process contribute to the flavors in the beer. Future releases will include versions of Saison blended with fresh Western Slope fruits such as sweet and sour cherries, peaches, plums and blackberries. For more information and the most up to date news on Casey Brewing and Blending, follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CaseyBrewingAndBlending or visit their website at www.caseybrewing.com.

Ska Brewing (Durango) - Ska asks - How do you celebrate #IPAday? How about with Rudie Session IPA for breakfast, Modus Hoperandi IPA for lunch, and Decadent Imperial IPA for dinner. #IPAday is this Thursday, August 7th! [225 Girard St, Durango, CO]

Suds Brother's Brewery II (Fruita) - It's Taco Tuesday! Get 3 tacos (beef or chicken) with tortilla chips for $7.00. Add a taco for $2.00. Also get $3.00 drafts all day! Yes, there is nothing wrong with your eyes. Prices have gone up $1.00 for Tuesday's and happy hour. It is not because they don't love their customers (because they do!) Costs have gone up and they just can't keep it at $2.00 anymore. C'est la vie. [127 E Aspen Ave, Fruita, CO]

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