Thursday, August 28, 2014

Colorado Beer News 082814

Colorado Beer NewsToday is I Have A Dream Day. 51 years ago on this day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr made his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, DC. While some progress has been made in racial equality since that day, there's still a lot of work to be done to bring that dream to reality. Toast to Dr. King's memory and dream today. I have a dream also. It involves drinking a craft beer after work today. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, August 28th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Chain Reaction Brewing Co (Denver) - Happy thirsty Thursday everyone! CRBC is excited to have their friends from The Wing Wagon Grill coming to sling you some tasty grilled wings to pair up with your craft beers. They will also be tapping something real special this evening that you won't want to miss out on. (Hint: Its a new saison that is reportedly off the wall and insanely delicious). Come see if your agree. Open today from 3pm to 8pm. [902 S Lipan St, Denver, CO]

Two22 Brew (Centennial) - Yes, they will be open for limited hours on Labor Day Monday. They'll open from 11am to 2pm for all your growler fill needs. Tonight, the Pasta Cart will be on site for your hunger pangs while you enjoy a pint or two. [4550 S Reservoir Rd, Centennial, CO]

City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) - The honor of being their 500th batch of beer falls to their new Fresh Hop IPA. They're brewing it up today. This beer will be loaded with an abundance of Cascade hops. Look for this beer to appear soon in September. Trivia Thursday is tonight at 6pm. It's your chance to win a growler - 2 rounds! [8200 Park Meadows Dr, Suite 8222, Lone Tree, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co (Broomfield) - Wonderland will be celebrating Bike To Brewery Day on Labor Day. All those who bike in on Labor Day will get $1 off pints. Are you ready to ride? [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Denver) - Today the brewery kegged off thei collaboration beer with Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. and Dragonmead Brewery: BrettBagger Barrel-Aged Brett Imperial White IPA! They're really excited how it turned out, and they're tapping it on Tuesday, September 2. They'll also be tapping the last keg of PeakBagger that day, so you can compare the beers side by side. [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

Black Sky Brewery (Denver) - Hey hop heads! They've tapped their Demonblood IPA today. This is a hefty 7% ABV 57 IBU beer brewed with organic grown Chinook and Cascade hops from Rising Sun Farm in Paonia, CO. Want some? [490 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - Today is Firkin Thursday! They're tapping a Euro Pale Ale with lemon and ginger today at 4:00pm. Enjoy a pint! [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

Living the Dream Brewing Co (Littleton) - This Friday, August 29th is their FREE fantasy football league draft party! They are hosting fantasy football leagues at the brewery and are serving up free beer to the poor soul who pulls the last draft pick, free beer for the weekly winners and discounted pints in between! The party starts at 7pm this Friday. [12305 Dumont Way, Littleton, CO]

TRVE Brewing (Denver) - The GABF is coming and TRVE Brewing along with 3 Floyds Brewing of Munster, Indiana are planning a big GABF After Party at The Summit Music Hall in Denver on October 2nd, 2014 from 6pm to 11:45pm. This is a big music party featuring the bands EYEHATEGOD and VALIENT THORR. Plenty of good beer and music for those not attending the GABF or who get out of the GABF a bit early. Tickets and info.

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - Fans of brett beers take note. Today Crooked Stave was busy bottling up something special. Their Batch 100 Wild Wild Brett Centennial is a barrel fermented brew made with Centennial kumquats and dry-hopped with Centennial hops. Not sure if this is for the reserve group or at stores, but if you can get some of this - GRAB 'EM QUICK! [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

Kokopelli Beer Co (Westminster) - Who's ready for another Broncos game?! The game starts at 6pm. Come in 2 hours before the game for $1 off 64 oz growler fills, $0.50 off 32 oz growler fills, $2 off NEW growler purchases! Their food pairs well with a Broncos game as well and if you come in wearing Broncos gear they'll give you $1 off house ales! [8931 Harlan St, Westminster, CO]

Joyride Brewing Co (Edgewater) - Their brewmaster is on his way to Paonia to pick up supplies for their wet hop IPA they'll be making tomorrow! He'll be picking Nugget and Chinook hops right off the vine. Tough job Mr. Brewmaster. In other hop news, our Edgewater IPA is back on tap! [2501 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO]

Cannonball Creek Brewing Co (Golden) - How many pounds of hops in their upcoming Fresh Hop Rye? 160 pounds of fresh Colorado Chinook and Cascades! Look for their Fresh Hop Rye brewed with all Colorado malt and all Colorado hops to hit the tapwall in about three weeks! [393 N Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

Mountain Toad Brewing (Golden) - Are you a ginger? Even if you're not, you'll want to come in and try their latest Tadpole Tap - Ginger Wheat. It's mighty tasty! [900 Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

Former Future Brewing Co (Denver) - If you're a fan of American IPAs, you're bound to love their new dry-hopped version of Gadabout, an India Pale Lager. Dry-hopped with Summit and Cascade. Super drinkable and dank, yo. But still with balance. They've never made a beer quite like this. And they think you'll love it. Open today 4pm to 10pm. [1290 S Broadway, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont) - Oskar Blues is Back in Black! Don't miss Oskar Blues' "Black Fidy Friday Vertical Party" tomorrow, Friday August 29th - all day long at the Tasty Weasel Tap Room. They will be pouring side-by-side verticals of Ten Fidy Imperial Stout from 2012, 2013 and 2014. Plus, try their Rum Barrel Aged Ten Fidy and a Maker's Mark Barrel Aged Ten Tidy. Crowlers? Maybe, if we're lucky. [1800 Pike Rd, Unit B, Longmont, CO]

Gravity Brewing (Louisville) - Come join in for Gravity Brewing's 2 Year Anniversary Celebration next Saturday, September 6th from 12pm to 10pm. They will be offering special barrel aged and small batch beer tappings, a special food menu from Worldwide Vittles, and live music from The Longest Day of the Year (1:30pm - 4:30pm) and Full Belly (6-9pm). The special tappings will come every hour - on the hour. Look for: Rum Barrel Aged Mendacious Golden Strong, Apple Whiskey Barrel Aged Mendacious, Brett Barrel Aged Mendacious, Brett Barrel Aged IPA, Brett Barrel Aged ESB, Barrel Aged Coffee Stout, Flanders Red, and more! [1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, CO]

BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats (Boulder) - Looking for a Sunday meal idea? Why not try their Sunday Brunch from 9:30am to 11:30am. Or get Sunday Dinner to go with their Pizza and a Growler special - just $20. Stop in for Lunch Monday through Saturday 11:30am - 3:00pm. Get a pizza and a beer for just $10. If you're looking for the full beer/food experience, plan to attend their "End of Summer BBQ Beer Dinner" on Tuesday, September 9th. 3 courses each paired with a beer for $35 per person. Call (720) 638-5193 for reservations. [5290 Arapahoe, Unit I, Boulder, CO]

Sanitas Brewing (Boulder) - They've got the next step in their evolution of the IPA on tap. It's 7% ABV and dry hopped with an uncommon Southern Hemisphere hop variety you've probably never tasted. Citrus, Pine, Grass, Dank. The Elephant IPA. [3550 Frontier Ave, Suite A, Boulder, CO]

West Flanders Brewing Co (Boulder) - Have you been noticing the wonderful smell around the brewhouse today? That's their new wet hop brew being created. Their Quad Hopped Harvest Pale Ale will be ready to drink in September. It's full of fresh hops from High Wire Hops of Paonia, CO. [1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO]

Echo Brewing Co (Frederick) - Echo Brewing Company is proud to announce the tapping of their Pro-Am beer "Frank", a Belgian Dark Strong Ale. Stop in today for Happy Hour 4-6pm and try a different style of Echo! "One fine beer followed by another". [5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO]

Loveland Oktoberfest - September 20, 2014

Northern Colorado

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - [PRESS RELEASE] Loveland Aleworks Celebrates Labor Day Weekend with ‘Dog Days of Summer’ Special Events all Weekend. Starting August 29, 2014, Loveland Aleworks will be celebrating Labor Day weekend with a party to release their Pro-Am beer, Baltic Porter. This phenomenally rich and full-bodied porter was brewed with award-winning home brewers, Abe and Laura Pilato, as a PRO-AM beer for the Great American Beer Festival. At the party, Satori Grill food truck will be providing food for customers to purchase. The event will run from 5pm - 12am. On August 30th, Loveland Aleworks will be serving free hot dogs on the patio for customers. In addition to the hot dogs, they will be supporting their neighbor, Cosmic Dog, who is having a dog adoption event from 11am - 3pm. On August 31st, Loveland Aleworks will be offering half-priced growler fills of their American Sour Ale with Raspberries. All other beers in their lineup will be discounted for growler fills as well. In addition, Bottle Cap BBQ will be serving food from their food cart in front of the brewery. Finally, on September 1st, 2014, Loveland Aleworks will be serving homemade ice cream infused with their Coconut Porter, Imperial Stout, and Baltic Porter. Aleworks will be offering both beer and root beer floats made with this ice-cream. This one of a kind indulgence will only be available on Labor Day. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Road 34 Bike Bar (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] Aspen Brewing is coming to Road 34! Road 34 is stoked to welcome some of the fine folks from Aspen Brewing Company to Fort Collins on Tuesday, September 2nd from 4:30 pm until 7:30 pm. The crew will stop in for Tuesday 2 for 1 sandwiches and talk about their acclaimed brews. Road 34 will be featuring $3 half-pints of their World Beer Cup Gold Medal winning Saison, and $5 pints of their highly acclaimed Independence Pass IPA. The event is free and open to the public, and the sandwich special starts at 6 pm. They hope to see you there! [1213 W Elizabeth St, Ft. Collins, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Happy Hour all day on Thirsty Thursdays and Tunes with Taggart & Silas at City Star TONIGHT 7pm! Americana, rock and folk... this duo does it all and they have become one of our Berthoud staples. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Freedom's Edge Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Want to get an early start to your long Labor Day weekend? Stop in today and get $1 off pints! That just might convince you to take the next day off and have a 4 day weekend. [224 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Snowbank Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Snowbank Brewing WILL be open on Labor Day featuring all of their fresh beers on tap, plus Umami Mobile Eatery will be back at the brewery serving up their gourmet Asian fusion cuisine! Come and celebrate the extended weekend with them and bring your appetites! Pairing menus will be available to help you make the difficult decision of which pint to sip with which dish. [225 N Lemay Ave, Suite 1, Ft. Collins, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Today is Happy Hour Every Hour once again! Come and get $1 off pints all day from Noon to 9:00pm. Earlier today, the brew was busy creating their upcoming Oktoberfest beer. Look for that beer to debut soon in September. [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing Co (Loveland) - The Broncos game will be on at the brewery tonight; Hoppy Meals and 1/2 price pitchers are a hell of a deal! It's also 1/2 price pints for ladies from 2-9pm, and Geeks Who Drink starts at 7:30pm! Come join in. [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Suite 9, Loveland, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - This Monday, Labor Day, they will be releasing a collaboration beer with Crow Hop Brewing Company (Loveland) called "Uncommon Sweetheart", a California Common. This beer combines both American and German style. Come by Grimm Brothers as they toast the release at 3pm and then head Crow Hop where they will toast their release at 5pm. Afterwards, they will go to Pourhouse Bar and Grill where they will have both beers on draft. Mark your calendars! [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Uber (Ft. Collins) - Another great way to get around FoCo launched today. Check out to register yourself, download the app, and request a ride whenever you might need one! Get $25 off your first ride (which will surely be less than $25 if you're staying in FoCo) with the code HORSEDRAGON. Happy to see this service launching in Fort Collins! Never drive drunk - use Uber!

Southern Front Range

Dodgeton Creek Brewing Co (Trinidad) - Today is the Grand Opening for Dodgeton Creek Brewing Company. They plan to start things off today from 2:00pm to 8:00pm with 8 beers on tap. These beers include: Scottish Ale, Coffee Porter, India Pale Ale, India Pale Lager, Wheated Bitter, Extra Pale Ale, Milk Stout, and a Pumpkin Stout. Most beers are $4, the Pumpkin Stout is $6. You can get a taster Flight of four 4oz beers for $4 also. Growlers are $8 and Growler Fills are $12. They have a limited number of snacks available and glassware and t-shirts for sale too. Initial offerings will be available as a kegged draft product to bars, taverns and restaurants in Las Animas, Huerfano and Pueblo counties, and through direct sales at the brewery's tap room in Trinidad. Expansion plans include addition of a canning line in the third year of operation, which will allow for distribution throughout Colorado and into New Mexico. Stop in on your way down to New Mexico - just off I-25 near the El Moro Rd exit (Exit 18). [36730 Democracy Dr, Trinidad, CO]

Pikes Peak Brewing Co (Monument) - Dont' forget to check out their Hop Pickin' Party this Sunday, August 31st. The hops you help pick will go into this year's "America the Pale Wet Hop Pale Ale". Also, now on tap - PPBC's GABF Pro-Am beer "Podwójny IPA" (Polish for Double). For this year's GABF Pro-Am beer we selected an Imperial IPA brewed by Mike Bordick. It is a delicious show case for hops that we don't usually use (Summit, Brewers Gold, Amarillo and Simcoe). Bright citrus flavors dominate this beer. This will be entered into the largest beer competition in the country, the Great American Beer Festival. [1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument, CO]

Iron Bird Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Iron Bird is the place to be tonight for the #cstweetup social gathering. Come network with locals. Potato Potato will be on site serving up food, plus the Photo Love Bus. Starts after work today. [402 S Nevada Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Cheers to something new! They're releasing their Red Baron Octoberfest tonight at 5:30pm. Stats: 5.8% ABV, 26 IBUs. And, they're releasing their Double Decade Saison on Monday (Labor Day) and hosting a BBQ in the Fermentation Room! Special 20th Anniversary glassware will be available. Join in for samples, food and a great time and help them celebrate their 20th Anniversary! [1604 S Cascade Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Gold Camp Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - A request from the owner: "If anyone has nothing to do on September 3rd at about 8:30am and wants to show up at Colorado Springs City Council chambers to voice support for our Conditional Use Permit, we would love you forever. There will be at least one person voicing opposition, so anyone willing to voice support would be fantastic!" [Future brewery location: 1009 S Tejon St, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Carver Brewing Co (Durango) - Today they just tapped this year's edition of their 2013 GABF Gold Medal winning European-style Dunkel - Munich Dunkel. Das ist gut! [1022 Main Ave, Durango, CO]

Kannah Creek Brewing Co (Grand Junction) - [PRESS RELEASE] One year ago Kannah Creek Brewing Company started bottling and distributing their beers throughout Colorado. They have now expanded distribution into Arizona by partnering with Young’s Market Company of Arizona. The first beers shipped on August 2 and were available in select locations starting the week of August 11. Kannah Creek’s three mainstay beers will be distributed in Arizona including the Lands End Amber, Standing Wave Pale Ale, and Broken Oar IPA. The breweries rotating line of seasonal offerings will also be available including the current offering Island Mesa Blonde Ale. These beers are available in 6-packs at liquor stores and in kegs for on draft at bars and restaurants. “At Young’s Market of Arizona craft beer is a way of life,” states Beer Portfolio Manager, Wayne Wriston. “Here at Young’s the right fit is an important factor and not everyone we consider makes the grade. We have a rich history with Colorado breweries and are looking forward to more progress here in our home market of Arizona with Kannah Creek.” Kannah Creek Brewing Company has been brewing beer on a 7 barrel system at their brewpub based in Grand Junction since 2005 but with the addition of a new 30 barrel brew house and production facility Kannah Creek started distributing their beers throughout Colorado in August 2013. Arizona is now the second state to carry Kannah Creek beer. “We chose to distribute to Arizona because it is a similar sized market as Colorado,” states Co-Owner and Head Brewer, Jim Jeffryes. “Plus we are a neighboring state which puts them (Young’s Market) close to us for easy support.” [1960 N 12th St, Grand Junction, CO]

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