Monday, August 25, 2014

Colorado Beer News 082514

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Kiss and Make Up Day. As the song goes "Let it Go, Let it Go". It's the day to forgive old grudges, apologize, kiss and finally make up with that significant other in your life. Life's too short to stay angry at someone. Take the initiative (don't wait for them that is) and be the one who takes the first step in resolving a conflict. Chances are, with a kiss and perhaps enjoying a craft beer together afterwards, today can be a really great day. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, August 25th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - Over the weekend, Station 26 Brewing won 2 medals in the Colorado State Fair Craft Beer Competition. They won Gold for their Belgian Blonde and a Bronze for their Citra IPA. Congrats on these wins! Not bad for their first beer competition. Coming up later this week, they'll tap a firkin of Euro Pale Ale with lemon and ginger on Thursday. [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub (Arvada) - Grats to Adam Draeger and Yak & Yeti for winning two honors at the Colorado State Fair this weekend. Yak & Yeti got an Honorable Mention for their West-Coast Glutton in the Specialty Beer category and a Silver medal for their Namaste Pilsner. Also, coming up this Wednesday, August 27th at 4pm is the release of their Brown Rice & Honey Ale. [7803 Ralston Rd, Arvada, CO]

City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Grist Brewing Co (Highlands Ranch) - Grist Brewing had a very productive weekend at the Colorado State Fair taking home three medals in the Craft Beer Competition. They won gold in the Sour Ale category for their Berliner Weisse, another gold for "Romancing the Cobblestone Vienna Lager", and a Bronze for their Transition State Kolsch in the Light Hybrid category. Grats on these wins! [9150 Commerce Center Cir, Suite 300, Highlands Ranch, CO]

Renegade Brewing CO (Denver) - Are you a woman who loves beer? Join Barley's Angels of Colorado tonight for an event in the Renegade taproom! They're hosting a beer and pie pairing along with some expert advise about being a beer judge. Get your tickets at: [925 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - Grats to Brian Connery for winning 3 medals at the Colorado State Fair. A Silver for Sunkissed (braggot), and two Bronze medals for Liquid Resume (American Pale Ale) and Green Street Brewligans (Mild Ale). Back at the brewery - on tap today: Dad And Dude's Breweria Dirty Chai Milk Stout, Dad And Dude's Breweria Oak Aged Oli's Brown, Comrade Brewing DEFCON Red, Woodchuck Amber Cider, Dad And Dude's Breweria Green Street Brewligans, Dad And Dude's Breweria Liquid Resume. [6730 S Cornerstar Way Suite D, Aurora, CO]

Mu Brewery (Aurora) - Mu Brewery has revised their business hours once again to meet customer demand. Mon-Thurs: 3pm to 10pm, Fri: 3pm to 12am, Sat: 12pm to 12am, and Sun: 12pm to 7pm. Open 7 days a week - stop in for a beer! [9735 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO]

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - Grats to the brewing team of Jeremy and Phil for their Gold medal for their "Freedom Kolsch" at the Colorado State Fair.

Dry Dock Brewing Co (Aurora) - Dry Dock is good at winning awards. They just won 4 medals this weekend at the Colorado State Fair: Gold for Dry Dock Hefeweizen and Dry Dock Amber Ale, Silver for Dry Dock Apricot Blonde, and Bronze for Dry Dock Vanilla Porter. Keep em coming Dry Dock - grats! [15120 E Hampden, Aurora, CO]

Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) - Jason Wiedmaier brewed up a medal winning beer and was given a Bronze medal for his Mountain Mama Helles at the Colorado State Fair this weekend. Also, it's Growler Monday where you'll save between $1 to $3 on LTBC growler refills depending on size. [8200 Park Meadows Dr, Suite 8222, Lone Tree, CO]

River North Brewery (Denver) - Grats to Matt Hess at River North for taking home two medals in the Wood-aged Beer category. A Silver medal for Barrel Aged Avarice and a Bronze medal for Whisky Barrel Quandary. Also, coming up this Wednesday, they'll dig into their cellar and tap some B-Side Avarice. It's a single keg only, starts at 3pm. [2401 Blake St, Unit 1, Denver, CO]

Comrade Brewing Co (Denver) - David Lin and Marks Lanham (brewers) won 2 medals at the Colorado State Fair including a Gold medal for DEFCON Red and a Silver medal for Superpower IPA. Grats for winning medals in your 1st year of competition! [7667 E Iliff Ave, Suite F, Denver, CO]

Kokopelli Beer Co (Westminster) - A first year win for Kokopelli Beer Co at the Colorado State Fair. Rick Holt brewed up a Silver medal for The Scotsman in the Strong Scotch Ale category. Congrats! Also, tonight is Brews and Board Games night starting at 6pm. Bring a game or play one of theirs. [8931 Harlan St, Westminster, CO]

Saint Patrick's Brewing Co (Englewood) - Their "Lana'i Dry Hop Lager" will be back on tap this week. This is a small batch and won't last long. Get some before it's gone. [4750 S Santa Fe Circle, Unit 2, Englewood, CO]

Black Sky Brewery (Denver) - Today's featured brew is their "Toxic Zombie Pale Ale". This brew was a collaboration with Colorado's own Zombie Hate Brigade. This is an all organic Colorado Chinook pale ale. [490 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO]

Great Divide Brewing Co (Denver) - Heads up GDBC fans. Stock up today as their taproom will be closed all day on Tuesday for their end of summer staff picnic. They will open again on Wednesday. They apologize for the inconvenience. [2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO]

Cannonball Creek Brewing Co (Golden) - Today they welcome back to the taps their Black IPA! It's one way to make a Monday better. [393 N Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

Joyride Brewing Co (Edgewater) - Tonight, join in for another fun Cornhole tournament. Get there by 6pm and sign up at the bar. The champions will win a special prize. Happy Hour pricing for all participants. [2501 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO]

Boulder County

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - Get your week started right. Join in today for a run with the Run Club at 6:30pm, then get a free taster with the purchase of a pint. Also, they are tapping Professor Hops, an India-style Saison today at 5pm. [301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO]

Echo Brewing Co (Frederick) - Congrats to Echo Brewing for taking home FIVE medals at the 2014 Colorado State Fair competition over the weekend. They took Silver for their Helles and Hefeweizen and Bronze for their C.V. Stout, Amber and Razz. [5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO]

Echo Brewing Co (Erie) - At long last! Echo Brewing's second location in Erie, Colorado will open on Saturday, September 6th. They plan to have some soft openings for the public over the next two weeks during their normal hours, while they add to their taps and menu. Their tentative hours in Erie are 3pm to 9pm. They plan to offer cask and barrel-aged beers as well. [600 Briggs St, Erie, CO]

Bootstrap Brewing Co (Niwot) - Bootstrap is celebrating their Gold medal at the Colorado State Fair for Stick's Boomer Brown. They plan to have this beer back on tap very soon for all to enjoy. [6778 N 79th St, Niwot, CO]

West Flanders Brewing Co (Boulder) - Come taste their Silver medal winning Saison Locale #4, a farmhouse ale. It just won at the Colorado State Fair this weekend. It's on tap now in the tasting room. [1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO]

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - In case you missed the news (like I did), Avery Brewing tapped "Gored" Pumpkin Ale last Friday. It's a 5.5% ABV seasonal and sessionable pumpkin brew that was spiced with nutmeg, ginger, allspice and cinnamon. Come taste the first hint of Autumn while it lasts. [5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont) - Danielle Kowalski and Tim Matthews combined for a Bronze medal in the Pilsner category at the Colorado State Fair for Mama's Little Yella Pils. Grats to this team! [1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO]

Upslope Brewing (Boulder) - Sam Scruby's Upslope Brown Ale won a Silver medal at the State Fair competition this weekend. There were 23 entries in the busy American Ale category this year. Also, they just spent part of the weekend harvesting pumpkins at Munson Farms and will be processing them for their Pumpkin Ale coming in the near future. [1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO]

Twisted Pine Brewing Co (Boulder) - Brewer Justin Tilotta turn their Northstar Imperial Porter into Gold this weekend at the Colorado State Fair. Grats on winning in the Porter category. Also, look for their Cucumber Cream Ale to be tapped later this week. [3201 Walnut St, Suite A, Boulder, CO]

Front Range Brewing Co (Lafayette) - This brewery won a Bronze medal at the Colorado State Fair this weekend for their Saison. Plus their Porter, Wit, and Dry Stout got nods as honorable mentions. Plus, over the weekend they kegged up some "Evil TED". They took their original TED's Watermelon Ale and blended it with some ale, lambic and added some Brettanomyces for a funky, slightly tart, crisp brew. It goes on tap Wednesday, August 27th. [400 W South Boulder Rd, Suite 1650, Lafayette, CO]

Fate Brewing Co (Boulder) - Fate Brewing won a Silver medal for their Sudice American Stout. Grats to Jeff Griffith on this honor! [1600 38th St, Boulder, CO]

12Degree Brewing (Louisville) - Don't forget to join in for the Bluegrass Jam at the brewery tonight from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Each and every Monday. Time for some pickin' and a grinnin' and some drinkin'! [820 Main St, Louisville, CO]

Loveland Oktoberfest - September 20, 2014

Northern Colorado

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Grats to Verboten Brewing for winning two medals at the Colorado State Fair Craft Beer Competition. They took home two Golds, one for their Pure Imagination Oatmeal Stout, and the other Gold for their Bourbon Barrel Pure Imagination in the Wood-Aged Beer category. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Wiley Roots Brewing Co (Greeley) - Kyle Carbaugh (owner/brewer) took home a Bronze medal for his Deep Roots Chocolate Porter at the Colorado State Fair Craft Beer competition. Grats on winning a medal for this taproom favorite brew. [625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - More honors for City Star beers. They won 2 medals at the Colorado State Fair this weekend including a Gold for Rail RYEder Belgian Pale Ale and a Bronze for Mule Kick Old Ale. Also, don't forget about this month's Potluck Dinner happening this Tuesday, August 26th at 6:30pm. The theme for this month is "Breakfast for Dinner". Bring a dish to share. Also, The 13th annual Bums of Berthoud (BOB) community BBQ is this Saturday 8/30 in Berthoud's Fickel Park 2-7pm, complete with free barbecue, silent and live auctions, music by "The Bumkins", kids activities and more. Each year the BOB's host a FREE barbecue and fundraiser to benefit a local family in need. This year's recipient is Nevaeh Stanford... 100% off all funds raised will go to her family. To coincide with the Bums of Berthoud BBQ, City Star will donate $1/beer sold all day Saturday in the taproom to Nevaeh Stanford's family. AND - one more thing - it's FREE BEER MONDAY - get a free 12-16oz beer in the taproom with every 64oz growler fill every Monday. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Snowbank Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - One of Ft. Collins' newest breweries wants you to stop in and try their most popular brew to date: their Colorado Red. It's an American-style red ale with notes of ripe pineapple and peach on the nose, ribbon candy and caramelized peaches on the tongue and a sweet tangerine finish. Stats: 7.0% ABV and 45 IBUs. Taproom open today 12pm until 6pm. [225 N Lemay Ave, Suite 1, Ft. Collins, CO]

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - The brewhouse is gaining more capacity today as they welcomed the arrival of two new 38 barrel fermenter tanks. Plus, their can labels fro The Dark One and The Honeyd One were also federally approved! [6461 State Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Enjoy the Rocky Mountain Showdown with a growler of Grimm Brothers Beer and win a Free Pint if your team wins the game. Just purchase a growler or a refill with a specially marked CSU or CU growler cap before kickoff on August 29th. Bring your cap back in all Labor Day Weekend. If it's the winning team, you get a FREE PINT. If it's the other guys, you get a free 5 oz taster. Everyone wins! [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Colorado State Fair Craft Beer Competition (Pueblo) - The results are in! There were 284 craft beer & mead entries submitted into this year's Craft Beer Competition as well as 91 registered participants. Best of Show went to Full Sail Brewing Company for their Session Black Lager. Best of Show Mead went to Meadery of the Rockies for their Guinevere Semi-Sweet Mead. Check out the Complete List of winners for this years event and see if your favorite Colorado brewery walked away with any honors. Grats to all who won medals this year!

Pikes Peak Brewing Co (Monument) - It was an award winning weekend for PPBC. Not only did they win 2 medals at the Colorado State Fair - Silver for Little London English Mild and Bronze fro Gold Rush Belgian Strong, but they also won Best IPA at the Governor's Cup Beer Competition at the Fight Fire with Beer Festival in Denver. Grats! [1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument, CO]

Iron Bird Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Iron Bird Brewing Co. is hiring! They need fun, knowledgeable bartenders and bar backs to join their team. If you or someone you know is interested, please email resumes to IronBirdBrewing[at] They'll call you for an interview to start ASAP! [402 S Nevada Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Moonlight Pizza & Brewpub (Salida) - It's Moonlight Monday today! They will be donating 10% of all sales today to Chaffee County Search and Rescue North. Eat pizza, drink beer for this important cause. Enjoy one of their fresh beers on tap: MoonLite Cream Ale, IPA, Pale Ale, Baltic Porter, Smoked Stout, Iris Red or Amber. [242 F Street, Salida, CO]

Amicas (Salida) - This tiny brewery in Salida managed to score two medals at the Colorado State Fair this weekend. They won Gold in the American Ale category for their Ute Trail Pale Ale, plus a Bronze medal for their Loyal Duke Scotch Ale. Try one of these on your next stop in Salida. [136 E 2nd St, Salida, CO]

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co (Edwards) - The brewery is hiring! They are looking for a part-time packaging employee who has a passion for beer and strong work ethic. The ideal candidate will have previous experience working in a production brewery. The position will wear many hats and serve as an assistant in packaging as well as helping out with any other brewing operations needed. Brewery operations are very physical. The candidate must be comfortable being on their feet for long hours and moving full sized kegs (165 lbs). This is a part-time position and all applicants must be over 21. Email chris(at)crazymountainbrewery(dot)com if you're interested in joining their team! [439 Edwards Access Rd, B-102, Edwards, CO]

Backcountry Brewery (Frisco) - It was a winning weekend for Backcountry Brewery at the Colorado State Fair. Backcountry won 3 medals at the Fair including a Gold for their Backcountry Maibock and Fix Your Heel Double IPA, and a Silver for their Li'l Tart Berliner Weisse. [720 Main St, Frisco, CO]

Tommyknocker Brewery (Idaho Springs) - Tommyknocker Brewery took home two honors at the State Fair with a Silver medal for their Butthead Bock and an Honorable Mention for their Small Patch Pumpkin Harvest Ale in the Spice/Herb/Vegetable category. [1401 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO]

Ska Brewing (Durango) - Thomas Larsen and Ska Brewing won 3 medals at the Colorado State Fair including a Gold for Rudie Session IPA, and two Silvers for Pinstripe and Estival Cream Stout.

Elevation Beer Co (Poncha Springs) - Christian Koch won 2 Silver medals for Elevation Beer Company at the Colorado State Fair this weekend. One for Little Mo' Porter and the other for Apis IV in the Belgian Strong Ale category. Apis IV also won 1st Place Judges Choice at the San Juan Brewfest in Durango as well. [115 Pahlone Pkwy, Poncha Springs, CO]

Pagosa Brewing Co (Pagosa Springs) - Tony Simmons and Brandon Schrage (brewers) took honors for winning 3 medals at the State Fair including a Gold for their Chile Verde Cerveza, and a Silver for both Nipple Mountain Nip Barleywine and Honeymoon Bier. Way to go! [118 N Pagosa Blvd, Pagosa Springs, CO]

Aspen Brewing Co (Aspen) - During the recent San Juan Brewfest, Aspen Brewing won the People's Choice Award for their Brown Bear Ale. It was a great turnout at the fest over the weekend. Thanks to all for voting for them! [304 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO]

Copper Club Brewing Co (Fruita) - Tonight is their Community Potluck starting at 5pm. Bring a dish to share. Get $1 off beers from 4pm to 7pm. That's a good way to finish off a Monday. [233 E Aspen Ave, Fruita, CO]

Kannah Creek Brewing Co (Grand Junction) - Stop in tonight for the Basil IPA firkin tapping at 5pm. This beer will only be available today from 5pm to 10pm. You're gonna love it. [1960 N 12th St, Grand Junction, CO]

Gunnison Brewery (Gunnison) - Stop in for $2 Pints today! Open 2pm to 12am today Nuff said. [138 N Main St, Gunnison, CO]

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