Friday, August 22, 2014

Colorado Beer News 082214

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Be An Angel Day. Many believe they have a guardian angel. Others wish they had one. Why not be one for somebody today? Do something kind for someone unexpectedly. It's a day designed to go out of your way to help someone else and simply try to be a better person at least one day. Who knows, the act of kindness you give to someone may also be given to you someday. Why not lift someone's spirits (pun intended) and take them out for a pint today. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, August 22nd, 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

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - Today's new beer release is "Pacific Rim IPA". It taps at the open. This beer brings Kiwis, Koalas and Godzilla to mind and they all play nicely together in this IPA. Pair that with some Latin/Asian good from Chuey FU's. [5535 W 56th Ave, Suite 107, Arvada, CO]

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Denver) - Their business hours are changing, expanding & simplifying. Beginning in a couple weeks (sometime in September), Jagged Mountain will open at 2pm Monday through Friday and noon on Saturday and Sunday. They will stay open a bit longer on Sundays, but closing times will otherwise not change. They will also still open two hours before any remaining Rockies games. Come thirsty! [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Two22 Brew (Centennial) - TGIF! Hey Teachers! Come by for $1 off all of your pints tonight. Also, American Grind will be on site tonight serving up burgers and fries. [4550 S Reservoir Rd, Centennial, CO]

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - Tonight Big Choice has their Punk-TOBERFEST for sale in cans!. That plus Tasty Eats. On Saturday (8/23), they will offer up their Bronco Party Package Deal. Get $1 off 4-packs and Growler Happy Hour. Food truck "Chow Down" will be there from 5pm - 7pm. Then on Sunday, it's Trivia and the "Lego Movie" at 3pm. Choose Wisely. [7270 W 118th Pl, Broomfield, CO]

Beers Made By Walking Festival (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] Beers Made By Walking invites brewers to go on nature hikes and make new beers that are inspired by plants from the trail. Each beer is a unique, drinkable portrait of the landscape. We are excited to announce our annual festival at Wynkoop Brewing in Denver on Friday, October 3rd, from 12-4pm MST. Now in it’s fourth year, the event showcases over 30 place-based beers to the countless beer lovers that have gathered in Denver for the Great American Beer Festival. Over twenty of the beers were made specifically for this event from Colorado breweries that have collaborated with us. Each beer is inspired by landscapes in an area of the brewer’s choosing. Brewers have hiked up 14,000 foot mountains, trekked through lush canyons, camped in national parks, and strolled through community gardens to find inspiration. Additionally we will serve a series of beers that fit into the Indigenous Style Category from breweries around the country. Tickets go on sale here, on 9/3 at noon MST. Visitors will receive special glassware for the event, and unlimited access to the beers, until they run out. We are happy to announce that half of the proceeds will once again be donated to the Cottonwood Institute in Denver, a non-profit organization that inspires young people to initiate positive change by strengthening their civic engagement, environmental stewardship, and leadership skills. [Wynkoop Brewing: 1634 18th St, Denver, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - Tap-it Tuesday is coming! Save the date for this coming Tuesday, August 26th at 6pm. That's when Crooked Stave will release "Between the Staves", a sour ale aged in Cognac barrels. This is a collaboration beer that they did with Anchorage Brewing Company of Alaska. Tasters for $5 and full pours for $10. Pucker up! [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) - The brewery is looking for some help canning beer this coming Tuesday the 26th and Friday 29th. They need help from 8am to about 1pm. You will be compensated for your time with beer! Please email their assistant brewer Josh at west[at]lonetreebrewingco.com if you are interested. Please leave your contact info and he will get back to you. First come first serve. [8200 Park Meadows Dr, Suite 8222, Lone Tree, CO]

Saint Patrick's Brewing Co (Englewood) - There's always something brewing at Saint Patrick's. This week they will be bottling their Dry Hop Ginger Spice Saison, the HellEdel Helles, and their Belgian India Pale Lager. Currently in the fermenter is their Luminosity Oak Reserve and tomorrow they will begin brewing a French Barleywine. Stop in and taste what they've been up to. [4750 S Santa Fe Circle, Unit 2, Englewood, CO]

Rendezvous at the Rock Beer Festival (Castle Rock) - Tomorrow, August 23rd, is Castle Rock's Premiere Beer Festival from 1pm to 5pm! Rockyard Brewing is opening its location to over 30 different craft breweries for this 2nd annual event. There will be plenty of great beers, live bluegrass music and a lot of awesome food outside in the parking lot. VIP ticket will get you in 1 hour early and also give you a brewers swag bag. More info and tickets at: www.attherock.net. [880 Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO]

T.E.V Edelweiss Oktoberfest (Morrison) - The first Oktoberfest of the season is here! Enjoy 2 Days of Oktoberfest fun on August 23rd and 24th. They will have Opening ceremonies and Oktoberfest kick off starting at 11:30 am Saturday. The first band starts at 12:00pm Die Eldesteiner, and the 2nd band starts at 5pm the Rhinelanders. They will have 2 German dance groups perform throughout the day. They will have plenty of beer from Prost Brewing Company. They will also have a special display from the German American Heritage Museum for no extra charge. There will be kids games, face painting and German food served throughout the day. For more information, visit: www.tevedelweiss.org. Saturday 11am - 10pm and Sunday 11am - 5pm. Cost $7 admission.

Boulder County

Powder Keg Brewing Co (Niwot) - Come join in tomorrow, Saturday August 23rd from 10:00am to 2:00pm for their Hop Pickin' Party. Help them pick fresh hops and have a hand in helping make their seasonal brew. The Cascade and Chinook hops are coming from Haystack Hops in Longmont. They will give you a pint for every pound of hops you pick and also coupons for $1 off when the fresh hop beer is on tap. [101 2nd Ave, Niwot, CO]

Front Range Brewing Co (Lafayette) - The staff just got done dipping their first liquor store bottled beer with a gorgeous silver wax from their neighbors at Lafayette Homebrew Supply. Also, Day Hike Belgian IPA debuts on Nitro tonight. It was the favorite at their Belgian Beer Dinner with Connie from Follow the Ruel. At least until the small batch Dubbel came out. Enjoy part of your weekend with FRBC. [400 W South Boulder Rd, Suite 1650, Lafayette, CO]

Boulder Craft Beer Festival (Boulder) - The inaugural Boulder Craft Beer Fest is tomorrow, August 23r in West Central park - west of Broadway on Canyon Blvd. The fests runs from 12pm to 5pm. The event brings together Boulder County's best craft breweries for a tasting festival, offering attendees samples of Boulder's best beer from over 20 different breweries. The festival includes live music and food from local restaurants for purchase. Join in for this first of its kind event in Boulder County! Music from Andy Hackbarth (12:30pm - 2:30pm) and The HillBenders (3pm - 5pm). More info and tickets at: www.boulderdowntown.com/events/boulder-craft-beer-festival

12Degree Brewing (Louisville) - Pink Peppercorn Saison is back on tap at 12Degree Brewing! Previously released on their one-year anniversary, this refreshing farmhouse ale has a mild berry sweetness and subtle pepper spice. A brand new beer will be released Saturday night! Tigon is a hybrid Belgo-American pale ale aroma-hopped with Azacca, a new American dwarf hop. At 6.3% abv, Tigon is citrusy with notes of tropical fruit. Pommy Mowgli, a barrel-aged Brett saison with pomegranate, is still on tap but going fast! 12Degree will be at the inaugural Boulder Craft Beer Festival tomorrow. They will be pouring Pink Peppercorn Saison and Cerberus, their golden strong ale aged on tart cherries. Should be an outstanding festival! [820 Main St, Louisville, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - While you were probably busy working today, Boulder Beer was busy canning their "Singletrack Rye Pale Ale". Look for it in the Boulder Beer Pub and at local stores soon. [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

NedFest (Nederland) - NedFest is an annual three-day outdoor music, arts and microbrew festival with camping located in the mountains of Nederland Colorado, just 17 miles west of (and 3,000 ft. above) Boulder. It's happening all this weekend August 22-24th in Jeff Guercio Memorial Baseball park on Easy Street in Nederland. This is an extremely cool, family-oriented event that is held the last weekend of August (before Labor Day weekend). The music featured can range from Bluegrass, Jamband, Jamgrass, and Rock to Jazz and World genres, or moreover, a sound that blends these styles and others together. Friday evening there are two bands then five acts perform on Saturday and Sunday on one stage with acoustic "tweener" sets between each band. There are also "official" late night shows on Friday and Saturday at an indoor venue nearby. Plus, plenty of Left Hand, Very Nice Brewing, Redstone Meadery and Boulder Beer drinks available! Website & Tickets: www.nedfest.org.

Loveland Oktoberfest - September 20, 2014

Northern Colorado

Crow Hop Brewing Co(Loveland) - Get ready for the weekend! Friday night beers plus live music from Starborn Sunrise playing from 6-9pm. On Saturday, wear your Broncos gear and get $1 off beers during the game. Then on Sunday enjoy pizza with your beer. Each pint sold comes with a free slice of Stout Market pizza until it's all gone. [217 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO]

Snowbank Brewing Company (Ft. Collins) - The beer business is booming in Fort Collins. Snowbank Brewing Company opens TODAY officially for the 1st time. They plan to have six beers on tap for opening day today (12pm to 9pm) including: Silent Snow WIPA, Inclination IPA, Colorado Red, Moon Arete Wheat, Bike Trail Pale and Pawnee Porter! They are located close to several other breweries, and practically next door to the north of The Fort Collins Brewery. Snowbank Brewing plans to have Umami Mobile Eatery on site for the opening as well with a huge menu of food. This brewery plans to focus on innovation and the passion for the Colorado lifestyle. Stop in and check them out. [225 N Lemay Ave, Suite 1, Ft. Collins, CO]

Patrick's Irish Pub (Greeley) - Patrick's just hosted their Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Beer Camp Across American collaboration beer tap take over last night and those 12 beers will continue to be on tap until they're all gone. On this coming Thursday, August 28th, 100% of the sales of all Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp Series beers will be donated to the Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Ebola Fund, an effort to help treat and stop the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa. How many Beer Camp collaboration beers have you tried so far? Also available in taster flights of 6. [907 8th Ave, Greeley, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing Co (Loveland) - Today they released "Goldenmember", a golden strong ale (11.5% Abv). There's just 2 kegs of this brew so don't miss out. They've also brought back their cider/beer blend. This time they're featuring their Pale Ale and Peach Cider. [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Suite 9, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Foam Fest Microbrew Tasting (Pueblo) - The Colorado State Fair is in full swing and this Saturday marks the return of Foam Fest from 6pm to 9pm. Looking to taste some great craft beer while you visit the Colorado State Fair? Stop over at Foam Fest inside the Special Events Tent. Come and taste beer from more than 20 of Colorado's craft breweries! Admission is $30 and gets you a commemorative cup and the chance to take a tasting tour of more than 40 of Colorado's best beers. You also will see the awards presented for the Fair's home-brew and craft beer competitions! Does not include the cost of admission to the Fair however. More info on the official website: www.coloradostatefair.com.

Mountains and West

San Juan Brewfest (Durango) - This Saturday, August 23rd is the annual San Juan Brew fest in Buckley Park in downtown Durango. The fest runs from 1pm to 5pm (VIP at 12pm). Around 50 breweries and 100+ different beers will be pouring beers in beautiful Buckley Park in historic downtown Durango for this annual event that benefits United Way of Southwest Colorado. Event will go on rain or shine. Kids are allowed in if they are supervised. Kids 13-20 ticket is $10, and kids 0-12 Free. There will be several food vendors available with food for purchase. VIP's get food included in the VIP lounge. More info and tickets at: sanjuanbrewfest.com. $25 gets you in to drink beer (21+). Free for Designated Drivers.

The Great Central City Beer Festival - Enjoy a beer fest in the heart of Colorado casino country on Historic Main Street in Central City, CO this Saturday, August 23rd from 1pm to 6pm. There will be over 40 breweries attending and pouring beers. Wander historic Main Street with your to-go cups, drink beer, play in the casinos and have some fun. Food and additional refreshments are available also. No pets please. Park anywhere off of adjacent streets and lots. Families are welcome. Plenty of street vendors, live music and restaurants too. Bring your ID for all drinking and gambling. More info at: www.centralcitybeerfest.com.
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