Monday, August 18, 2014

Colorado Beer News 081814

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Bad Poetry Day. We are all poets and we don't even know it. This is a day where you are encouraged to write some poetry of your own. It doesn't matter whether you write good or bad poetry, the idea is to simply try. Go ahead and be creative with your poetry. You can use rhyme or meter or alliteration or whatever you wish. It can be a limerick, a verse expressing love or even an ode to your favorite things (like craft beer). What will you write today? Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, August 18th, 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

Denver Beer Co (Denver) - The brewery has two Assistant Manager jobs available. One for their Platte Street tap room and one for their Canworks tap room. Check out their job postings on their website if you believe you have what it takes to help run a taproom. Visit: denverbeerco.com/contact/careers/ for more info. [1695 Platte St (Taproom) 4455 Jason St (Canworks), Denver, CO]

Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) - You know the drill. Today is Growler Monday! Just because it's Monday doesn't mean you can't have fun. Bring in your LTBC growler today and get it filled at a cheaper price than any other day of the week. Also, be aware that tomorrow (Aug. 19th) at 5pm, they will close so that they can take all of their employees to the Rockies game for some fun. So stock up now and plan ahead. [8200 Park Meadows Dr, Suite 8222, Lone Tree, CO]

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

Breckenridge Brewery (Littleton) - Their new facility construction on the Littleton farm is coming along nicely and already they've begun moving fermenters into place well before the roof has been put on. Check out their Facebook page for all of the pictures, but here is one shot showing their progress on the new building. If all goes well, this building will start operating later this year. [Current building: 471 Kalamath St, Denver, CO] (Photo courtesy Breckenridge Brewery).


Something Brewery (Thornton) - The city of Thornton, Colorado will soon be getting a new brewery. Something Brewery is a joint effort between David Allegrezza, Dustin Christopher, Brian Castillo and Ryan Meier. They plan to open sometime in the next 7 months (around Spring 2015). They currently list their address as: 2224 E 128th Avenue in Thornton, Colorado, but that is a temporary office location. Stay tuned for more news on this upcoming location.

Fight Fire With Beer Festival (Denver) - In 2014 Firefighter Appreciation Week will be observed in Colorado from August 17th – 23rd. Coloradans from across the state will celebrate firefighters and their families during the week long tribute. The week culminates with thousands of residents showing up to participate and support firefighters in the family friendly, 3rd annual, Fight Fire With Beer Festival. The festivities will take place on Saturday, August 23rd at Sculpture Park in downtown Denver from 2pm to 6pm. Come and celebrate to say "Thank You" to our brave firefighters. $35 for unlimited pours or $5 for single pours. Tickets on Eventbrite. Tickets at Eventbrite. [Champa St & N Speer Blvd, Denver, CO]

De Steeg Brewing (Denver) - It's Wine Beer Week at De Steeg Brewing. On Wednesday, August 20th, they will be putting out the last keg of all their wine beers on tap. Try one of their tasty wine-beer hybrids including: Gewurztraminer Ale (white wine, rice beer and sake yeast), Pinot Ale (Pinot Noir wine with bold malty beer), Zinfandel Ale (Red Zinfandel wine with barleywine beer), and Belgian Quad Malbec (Malbec red wine and Belgian Quad - oak aged). Just 1 keg of each and they will run out quickly. Sorry, no growlers on these. [4342 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Denver/Lakewood) - They've got a great week of beer lined up! New ExBeeriment, an exclusive small batch release at East, and the return of Bee's Leaves are all in the lineup. Don't forget Geeks Who Drink trivia tomorrow evening (August 19th) at West! Compete for prizes and beers. Use your brain to win! ‪#‎partywithcaution‬ [East: 12445 E 39th Ave, Denver, CO & West: 1057 S Wadsworth Blvd #60, Lakewood, CO]

Prost Brewing Co (Denver) - August 18th - 24th is Prost's 2nd Anniversary Celebration. Today, get 2-for-1 growler fills. Listen to German rock music, new games in the tap room and a food vendor (Corner Gourmet). More specials daily all week. Read each day for more. [2540 19th St, Denver, CO]

Strange Craft Beer Co (Denver) - This Wednesday is 1 Barrel Wednesday and OWL Benefit (Open World Learning). This Wednesday, August 20th from 5pm to close, Strange Craft will donate $1 from every pint sold to OWL. This money will help provide local kids with an after school technology program. [1330 Zuni St, Suite M, Denver, CO]

River North Brewery (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] River North Brewery announced today it will re-release Rum Barrel Quandary, the brewery’s quadruple ale aged in fresh rum barrels. The second batch will debut this Saturday, August 23rd at 1pm at River North’s taproom. Both draft pours and bombers-to-go will be available at the release party, and the brewery will also have a limited amount of last year’s vintage on tap. Sweet, spicy and decadent, Rum Barrel Quandary balances the sweet malts of a Belgian-style dark ale with the sharp kick of new world spirits. At 10.2% ABV, River North recommends you enjoy a bottle amongst friends over a good meal. “High quality rum barrels can be hard to come by when you’re based in Colorado,” Head Brewer Matt Hess said. “I can't say for sure whether we'll be able to release this beer every year, but if we can find the barrels, we’ll keep brewing it.” In total, the brewery bottled 135 cases. Colorado stores will receive Rum Barrel Quandary the week after the release party. A limited amount will also make it to the Kansas City area for River North’s September 16th kickoff week. [2401 Blake St #1, Denver, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - New beer release tonight! Stop in for a pint of their "Indulgence Chocolate Stout". It goes great with surliness from their #Trivia host Jeremy. Plus there will be delectable food available from Roaming Bull Brasserie. [5535 W 56th Ave, Suite 107, Arvada, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing (Parker) - Good news IPA fans. THeir IPA is now back on tap starting tonight. They know you all missed having it. If you stop in tonight between 5-6pm, you can take advantage of their Happy Hour too. What's your Monday motivation? [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

Boulder County

Crystal Springs Brewing Co (Louisville) - Friday is Marilyn's 90th birthday! To celebrate, they've declared Friday to be "Dress like Marilyn" day in the taproom. THey'll have prizes for those who dress the most like Marilyn, Naughty Marilyn will be back on tap, and more. Details to follow. Don't miss it! Open today 4pm to 9pm. [657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co (Longmont) - Left Hand's Tasting Room would like to invite you to join them for the release of their 2014 Pro Am beer - Jalapeno Cream Ale on Saturday, August 23rd at 5:00pm. What is the Pro Am? Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Pro-Am entries are brewed by professional craft brewers based on award-winning homebrew recipes from American Homebrewers Association (AHA) members. Homebrew recipes are scaled up and brewed at a craft brewery for submission into the competition. The beer will tap at 12pm and there will be a food pairing contest that begins at 5pm. Bring in a dish to pair with Left Hand Brewing’s 2014 Pro-Am beer (a Jalapeno Cream Ale). You do not need to include the Jalapeno Cream Ale (or jalapenos for that matter) in the recipe, but we can only imagine that including the beer and/or jalapenos would help your chances of creating the best beer and food pairing. All dishes must be received by the bartenders by 5PM to be eligible to win. Andrew Ayers, the winner of this year’s Pro AM, will be one of the judges selecting the winning food dish to pair with his beer. The winner of the food pairing contest will win a Saturday PM Session GABF ticket! [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Northern Colorado

Hunters Moon Meadery (Severance) - Congrats to Hunters Moon Meadery who just won 3 medals for their meads at the recent "Mead Free or Die Competition" in New Hampshire. Gold for Mountain Berry, Silver for Moon Dance Cherry, and Bronze for Howling Moon Coffee. In the last 4 years, their meads have won 7 medals from 4 different competitions. Grats! [404 Immigrant Trail, Severance, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Every month around the last Tuesday, City Star hosts a Potluck dinner. This month's potluck is set for Tuesday, August 26th at 6:30pm. The theme for this month is "Breakfast for Dinner". Bring something to share. If you prepare a dish with City Star beer as an ingredient you'll be given a Free beer! Plates, napkins and silverware will be provided. All are welcome to join in! Also, stop in for live music this Thursday at 7pm with Erik "The Viking" Oftedahl. And always plenty of beer on tap. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Don't let Monday get you down. Stop in and enjoy $1 off pints all day long (3pm to 8:30pm). They have FREE wifi, 2 large flat screen TVs, board games and cards, chips and salsa, Nita crisps and cheese, 9 great beers on tap, homemade non-alcoholic ginger ale on tap, and lots of space for you and your friends. [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

Wiley Roots Brewing Co (Greeley) - Over the weekend, Wiley Roots tapped not 1, but two beers. The first was the return of their popular Haystack Kolsch. And the second was their #34 Oatmeal Stout. These two beers fit opposite ends of the beer color spectrum. Stop in and try either one or perhaps both! Coming up on Wednesday nights, bring in your favorite vinyl record between pm and 11pm and Wiley Roots will play 1 entire side of that album for you as part of their Wednesday Night Listening Party. Open Wednesdays through Sundays. [625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

Viva Lyons (Lyons) [PRESS RELEASE] As the one year mark of Colorado's devastating 100 Year Flood draws near, City Star Brewing and Spirit Hound Distillers are teaming up to release a very special collaboration brew: Flood Hound Ale. Last September the St. Vrain River flooded, devastating the small town of Lyons, Colorado, which included Spirit Hound Distillers. Once flood waters receded and the craft distillery was restored their surviving rum barrel was bottled and Mountain Bum Rum was released. Affectionately dubbed "Flood Rum" by locals, Mountain Bum Rum quickly sold out and the empty barrel made its way to Berthoud, Colorado where City Star Brewing filled it with Red Necktar, an American style red ale. Though Berthoud escaped the majority of the wrath of Colorado's 100 Year Flood, the City Star crew felt the effects of the natural disaster. One employee was displaced permanently and five others, including brewery owners John and Whitney Way, were displaced from Lyons for six weeks in the flood's aftermath. The connection between the two small towns of Berthoud and Lyons is strong, and the choice for Spirit Hound to send their "Flood Rum" barrel to City Star was easy to make. Flood Hound Ale, the collaboration rum barrel aged ale, was named by Lyons residents on a community Facebook page and will be released in Lyons on September 13th during the Cyclists 4 Lyons and Viva Lyons benefit. City Star Brewing will pour four beers at the event, including Flood Hound Ale, alongside Spirit Hound Distillers and their selection of high quality craft spirits. City Star Brewing co-owner Whitney Way says, "We are honored to collaborate on Flood Hound Ale with our friends at Spirit Hound Distillers, and even more so to give this beer back to the community of Lyons. This surviving rum barrel is a reminder of the devastating flooding, but also symbolic of Lyons' amazing sense of community and perseverance. We look forward to pouring this beer in Lyons on September 13th in reflection of the past year and also keeping in mind that there is still a lot of hard work to be done in recovery from this disaster." For additional event information visit http://oskarblues.com/press/first-annual-viva-lyons-to-take-place-on-saturday-september-13/ and http://c4lyons.org/.

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - The Loveland Running Club will be in the taproom from 5-7pm tonight. If you sign up and follow their 5K course and complete it tonight you can enjoy $2 Raspberry Sour Ales afterwards. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Fieldhouse Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - What's happening at FBC this week? On Wednesday 8/20 it's Test Tap Wednesday with the release of a Belgian Dubbel at 5pm (1 night only). Then stop back for live music on Thursday and Saturday night. [521 S Tejon St, Colo. Springs, CO]

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Stop in to the Bristol Tap Room tonight between 3pm - 7pm and get $1 off all flagship pints. Your Monday just got a bit better. [1604 S Cascade Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co (Edwards) - Tomorrow (August 19th) is their Cutting Peaches party for their upcoming beer "Drink a Peach IPA". If you want to help make their beer delicious by cutting up fresh Palisade peaches, reply to their Facebook post or call them at (970-926-3009 and come to the brewery at 12:45pm tomorrow (the peaches set out schedule!). They'll be cutting peaches til 7pm. Each volunteer gets free beer all day and take-home beer too! [439 Edwards Access Rd, B-102, Edwards, CO]
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