Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Colorado Beer News 080614

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Hiroshima Day. It was on this day, August 6, 1945 that America dropped the A-bomb on Hiroshima, Japan - killing between 90,000 and 160,000 people. That's a sobering fact. Three days later another bomb was dropped on Nagasaki killing between 60,000 and 90,000 more people. This eventually was followed by the surrender of Japan on September 2, 1945 ending World War II. Toast the memory of all those lost in that war today. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, August 6th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Diebolt Brewing (Denver) - Diebolt Brewing Company will be showing all the Broncos games this season starting with the pre-season opener this Thursday with the Broncos vs Seattle at 7pm. Get $3 pints of Sunnyside Wheat from 4pm until close. El Carte 303 will be grilling soft tacos and bacon brats out front. Also play NFL Trivia this Thursday for prizes. [3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO]

Living The Dream Brewing Co (Littleton) - IT'S CORNHOLE MADNESS TIME! This Saturday is the annual CornHole Throwdown with an elimination tournament with plenty of beer (supplied by LTD) to support & benefit the Cottonwood Institute's mission to connect underserved students to the outdoors and empower them to take action to improve their community and the environment for future generations. Anyone can change the world, so why not start with the kids in your community! There are a couple of slots still open for the cornhole throwdown this Saturday Aug 9th @ Denver City Park, 12pm. See link: [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

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LandLocked Ale (Wheat Ridge) - After a long search, this brewery in development has found a home. They will be located in Wheat Ridge, Colorado at 9491 W. 44th Avenue. Make sure to check out their crowd funding project if you haven't to see how you can help with build-out. Their goal is to raise $15,000 by August 30th. They wish to thank their family, friends, and community supporters for all of their encouragement for the past few years. Look for them to open sometime within the next year.

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - Station 26 will be opening an hour early this Saturday to host the Colorado Craft Beer Show in the brewery from 12pm to 2pm! Justin, Wayne, and the crew will be on air with host John Turk and co-host Chris Black from Falling Rock. They're giving away pairs of tickets to Art & Ales, Bruises+Brews, and the Conifer Mountain BBQ Challenge and Beer Fest, so make sure you're here for the show! [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Need a little Hump Day Helper today? ABC has just what you need. They're pouring their Goldline IPA for just $3 a pint all day today. [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Factotum Brewhouse (Denver) - Today the federal government has said that Factotum can brew beer in their brewhouse, the state of Colorado has already granted them that right, the city of Denver zoning department has given them a thumbs up, and now they are waiting for the city building department to issue their permits. Slowly but surely making progress towards opening. Stay tuned for further updates.

Elk Mountain Brewing (Parker) - For Firkin Wednesday, Elk Mountain is tapping a Dry Hopped Pale Ale. It'll be available starting at 4pm. They also have Mug Club Memberships still available - inquire at the tap room. [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

Strange Craft Beer Co (Denver) - It's Humpday and One Barrel Wednesday. Today they are tapping their Hoppy Wheat. Citra and Amarillo hops make for a delicious addition to the mild, drinkable wheat. Stats: 4.6% ABV and 37 IBU. [1330 Zuni St, Suite M, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Crystal Springs Brewing Co (Louisville) - Tomorrow, August 7th, Crystal Springs will be the subject of a huge "Satellite Taproom" at West End Tavern in Boulder. They'll be taking over 21 taps with nothing but great Crystal Springs beers. The satellite taproom starts at 6:30pm. They will close their own taproom that night so that Tom and Kristy can be at West End Tavern along with several of their employees. Should be lots of fun! [West End Tavern: 925 Pearl St, Boulder, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co (Longmont) - Over the next week, Left Hand Brewing will be celebrating National IPA Day and National Left Handers’ Day! They hope that you will be able to join them to celebrate in the Tasting Room! Thursday, August 7th – National IPA Day – The Tasting Room will be serving a 400# Monkey IPA firkin. Wednesday, August 13th – National Left Handers’ Day – The Tasting Room will be serving an archived sour keg. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Upslope Brewing Co (Boulder) - Due to the increased popularity of their Thai Style White IPA, Upslope has decided to "upgrade" this brew into a limited release 6-pack 12oz can offering. This beer has Belgian wit yeast and infused with Asian-inspired spices. Look for six-packs in your local stores now. Available in CO, and soon in AZ, TX & WY. [1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO]

Front Range Brewing Co (Lafayette) - Today's small batch tapping is a Chocolate Coconut Porter. Stop in for a pint and get over the Hump! [400 W South Boulder Rd, Suite 1650, Lafayette, CO]

Northern Colorado

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - You may have tried the firkin version, but get ready to taste the full batch version of their "Odds & Ends Columbus - Single Hop Pale Ale" coming up this Saturday, August 9th in the tap room. Not only that, Grimm Bros will also release "True Bride", a Kolsch-style ale that day as well. Plus, this Friday's firkin will be "Little Red Cap - Cascade", a dry-hopped version of their popular brew. And one more thing - today you can get $2 off growler fills all day today! [623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Zwei BrĂ¼der Brewing (Ft. Collins) - They've been brewing and stockpiling filled kegs. They are looking to open the week of August 18th in Fort Collins! Stay tuned for open day details. [4612 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Remember that passionfruit coconut golden ale they tapped back in June? Well, it's back again and now on tap today. Try it again. [242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - For this Friday's firkin tapping, Crabtree will offer up an "old fashioned" ESB firkin. It'll tap around 6pm. Plus - Dave the brewer will be playing live music that night as well. [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing (Loveland) - It's Mug Night! Get your first fill on the house if you have your Big Beaver mug or mason jar! [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Suite 9, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Trinity Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Coming up this Friday, August 8th, Trinity will host a bottle release for their Easy Swinger Wild IPA in 375ml bottles starting at 5pm. This Swingline recipe was brewed only with Brettanomyces and no Lactobacillus ans was aged in individually dry hopped French Oak Chardonnaay barrels. Stats: 4.1% ABV, pH 5.2, 100 IBUs and rare! Also, don't forget during that the entire month of August all 750ml bottles are $4 off.

Mountains and West

Dillon Dam Brewery (Dillon) - There's still some of their Imperial Black Weiss on tap. Made with honey and vanilla accents to a chocolate-covered graham cracker malt backbone. Also, coming up on Tap It Tuesday (August 12th) will be a 5 gallon Brewmaster's Special Stash of "Tettnang Sage White IPA" tapped at 5pm. [100 Little Dam Rd, Dillon, CO]

Ska Brewing (Durango) - [PRESS RELEASE] On Saturday, September 6th Ska Brewing Company is hosting their nineteenth annual Anniversary Party and Brewer’s Invitational. This year’s event will feature live performances by The Skatalites, The Pietasters, and The Rebel Set as well as choice offerings from over thirty different Colorado and regional breweries. The bands and brewers are joining the Durango brewery as they celebrate nineteen years of craft brewing excellence. And, in conjunction with the Skatalites’ 50th anniversary tour Ska will be releasing Hi-Hop Rye Pale Ale commemorating the band’s legacy and influence on ska and reggae music. “We wanted to brew a beer that incorporates The Skatalite’s Jamaican roots while capturing the essence of early fall in the Rockies” says Bill Graham, Ska Co-Founder and Brewery Overlord, “It is a balanced beer that compliments the climatic diversity of the season; something refreshing for the warm days but hearty enough for the cool nights. [It retains] tropical hop notes but also a mildly warming rye spice. Campfire beach beer if you will” Hi-Hop Rye will be available in 22oz bottles and features a green label with the Skatalite’s iconic rocket ship symbol in the foreground. In past years the celebration has brought in such acts as The Toasters, The English Beat, and Reel Big Fish. “Every year it’s an opportunity to get our friends and our community together in front of one stage” says Dave Thibodeau President & Co-Founder of Ska, “This is a really special time of year in Durango and we use the festival to get friends, locals, and visitors together and revel in the beauty of fall in the San Juans. Not to mention book some sweet bands, drink a bunch of great beer, and throw a generally kick-ass party.” The event is being held at Ska World Headquarters on Saturday, September 6th. General admission is $35 and includes live music from all three bands, a commemorative pint glass, and beer samples from some of Colorado and the Southwest’s best breweries. Shuttles will run from downtown Durango to Ska between 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Parking is limited and guests are encouraged to use the shuttle service or ride their bikes. Tickets are available at, the Ska Brewing tasting room, and at Southwest Sound & Random Records in Durango. [225 Girard St, Durango, CO]

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