Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Colorado Beer News 090314

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Internet Friend Day. Do you have a friend that you've never actually met in person but correspond with on a regular basis online? Today's the day to give your Internet friends some appreciation. Send them a text, a tweet, a direct message, or even a Skype and tell them how much you've enjoyed working with or spending time with them. Even if you never plan to meet them in person, consider doing something nice for them today - either electronically or otherwise. Who knows, they might just return the favor someday. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, September 3rd, 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

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Lakewood/Denver) - Want a chance to win Free GABF tickets? You're gonna have to do something fun first. CAUTION: Brewing announces their latest homebrew competition. They're looking for a few good bottles. Do you have what it takes to win? Two pairs of GABF tickets are up for grabs, the winner will get to scale up their recipe this winter at CAUTION: Brewing. Details are listed here on their website. [1057 S Wadsworth Blvd #60, Lakewood & 12445 E 39th Ave, Unit 314, Denver, CO]

Two22 Brew (Centennial) - Is it fall already? Two22 Brew has posted their new Fall hours. Mondays they will be open for football 6pm - 10pm except when there is a pre-planned event. September 8th open at 5pm. Tuesdays & Wednesdays 3pm - 9pm, Thursdays 3pm - 10pm, Fridays 2pm - 11pm, Saturdays 12pm - 11pm, and Sundays 10:45am - 10pm (or until the end of the Sunday Night NFL game). [4550 S Reservoir Rd, Centennial, CO]

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

River North Brewery (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] River North Brewery Barrel Blonde Returns in Bottles. Earlier this summer, River North Brewery poured an experimental barrel-aged beer exclusively in the taproom. The brewers grew so fond of their concoction, they decided to recreate it for a specialty bottle release. On Saturday, September 13th at 1 pm, River North will re-introduce Barrel Blonde, a Belgian-style blonde ale aged one of three ways – in bourbon, Manhattan or Boulevardier cocktail barrels – then blended. The result is a beer of indescribable complexity. “This was such a delicate beer to begin with, we knew we had to carefully age it for just the right amount of time,” Head Brewer Matt Hess said. “The notes imparted by the cocktail barrels elevate this beer to the next level.” Both draft pours and bombers-to-go will be available at the taproom during the release party. Bombers will cost $15 with limit of three. With 147 cases total, more bottles will arrive on Colorado shelves the week after the taproom release. The Kansas City Metro area will see bottles a few weeks later. [2401 Blake St Unit 1, Denver, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Today's Hump Day Helper is their Goldline IPA. It's just $3 a pint all day long. Come cool off in Olde Town today. [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Kokopelli Beer Co (Westminster) - What a great day! It's nice and sunny out and Dave Connelly is playing music from 6:30 to 9pm tonight. Ladies buy one drink get the second half off. [8931 Harlan St, Westminster, CO]

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - It's ‪#‎caskwednesday‬ with their English Cucumber Saison with an amazing fruity aroma and crisp, cool finish from the fresh cucumbers. This one might go down too easy! CKr√™pes & CKatering here at 4 w/ some tasty pairings. [1338 S Valentia St, Suite 100, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Sanitas Brewing (Boulder) - This Thursday night (Sept 4th), Sanitas will be the focus of a Satellite Tap Room over at West End Tavern starting at 6:30pm. Sanitas will have all their regulars plus plenty of rarities to please your inner beer geek. [West End Tavern: 9226 Pearl St, Boulder, CO]. Also, this Saturday is their First Anniversary Party. They will be tapping 5 rare beers that day. The first two have been announced so far: Apricot Saison (aged on apricots), and Oso Grande, an imperial brown ale aged in bourbon barrels. More releases announced later this week! [3550 Frontier Ave, Suite A, Boulder, CO]

Front Range Brewing Co (Lafayette) - And now for something completely different... Stop in for a pint of their small batch "Chocolate Banana Milk Stout" on nitro. It's creamy good. [400 W South Boulder Rd, Suite 1650, Lafayette, CO]

The Very Nice Brewing Co (Nederland) - Stop on over this Friday morning at 9:00am at the brewery and help them do some Hop Picking for their upcoming Freshie fresh hopped ale. For your efforts, you will get credit for a 64oz fill of their Freshie beer when it is released. [20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO]

Vindication Brewing Co (Boulder) - Their wet-hopped "Cougar In The Rye" is back on tap for a limited time! Hop on in and try some! [6880 Winchester Cir, Boulder, CO]

Loveland Oktoberfest - September 20, 2014

Northern Colorado

Fall Harvest Brewfest (Ft. Collins) - This Friday, September 5th from 7-10pm at The Lincoln Center in Ft. Collins is the annual Fall Harvest Brewfest. Drink a beer, help save a dog. Choose from 100+ craft brews and lots o' local restaurants' nibbles to make up your own perfect pairing. And with your ticket purchase you support Animal House Rescue & Grooming. General Admission, VIP (6pm entry) and DD Tickets available at: www.fallharvestbrewfest.com.

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Drop in for Happy Hour today from 3 to 6 p.m. Try their dill pickle golden ale, their peach habanero golden or go for the Rum Barrel aged Pure Imagination. Open today from 1 to 9 p.m.! [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - September is going to be a busy month for beer releases and events. Over the weekend, Grimm Bros released "Uncommon Sweetheart", a California Common. Other upcoming beers: Sour Cherry Fearless Youth (firkin) Sept 5, Kiwi Baron (firkin) Sept 12, The Baron Berliner Weisse Sept. 13th, Grape Snow Drop (firkin) Sept. 19th, and Rhubarb Little Red Cap (firkin) Sept. 26th. Also, Grimm Brothers is helping to put on this year's Loveland Oktoberfest set for Sat. September 20th from 11am - 5pm at Thunder Mountain Amphitheatre in Loveland, CO. Not only will there be a big Oktoberfest celebration, but also a big music concert in the evening immediately afterwards that runs til 10pm. Musical acts include: Flobots, and Proverbial & The Epilogues. All 7 Loveland breweries will be participating! Tickets at: LovelandOktoberfest.org. [623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Their taproom is being transitioned over to Gravity 1020 restaurant side and in its place will soon come their "Happy Hour & Tapas Bar" starting September 9th. Read their Press Release with all the details. Also, here's their upcoming beer releases for September: Doppel Bock - Sept. 12th, Barnaby Barley Wine (Malt Monster Series) - Sept. 26th. Also, they will release some special Tap Club (Colorado only) releases: American Pale Ale & Autumn Saison - Sept. 12th and also Hop Head Squared - Sept. 26th. Stop in and check it out soon! [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Equinox Brewing (Ft. Collins) - September means Spicy September firkins! First up tomorrow is Habanero Strawberry Vernal Hefeweizen. Tapping at noon tomorrow! [133 Remington St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - It's Wednesday! Trivia tonight plus delicious Wood Fired Pizza. Food at 5:30pm and Trivia starts at 7pm. 10 beers on tap. Come try their new West 10th Imperial IPA. It's got a calculated 213 IBU's of hopliciousness! Fermentedly Challenged tried it and approves! [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

The Bikes & Beer Radio Show (KRFC 88.9 FM Ft. Collins) - On the show tonight they've got Peter from Swobo chatting about Interbike, along with the recap of last weekend's Tour de Fat. They'll find some beer to talk about as well as always. Tune in from 6-7 on KRFC 88.9fm!!

Southern Front Range

Red Leg Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Get up and over that Wednesday hump with the help of some delicious Red Leg Craft Beer!! They still have a little bit of their summery Strawberry Blonde Ale F.L.O.R.L. on tap so come on down and try it before the keg kicks! Bite Me Gourmet Sausage will be here grilling up their famous sausage all evening. [4630 Forge Rd Suite B, Colo. Springs, CO]

Fieldhouse Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Here are a few updates, upcoming events, and schedule changes. Lot going on at Fieldhouse,so check it out! Tonight is ‪Test Tap Wednesday‬. Tonight's beer is an ESB, and Bite Me Sausage will be here serving up gourmet brats. Tomorrow is ‪‎live music‬ night at Fieldhouse. Come hang out with them and check out music from acoustic duo We Woke Up Like This. Starting this Sunday, they will have Denver Broncos specials during games. $3 pints while the game is on, and if the broncos win, they will do a drawing from all the open tabs at the end of the game, and the winning tab is on them! Who wants FREE BEER!? Also starting next week Sept 8th, they will have NEW HOURS. They will be closing Tuesdays and opening Mondays so we can do Monday Night Football. They will also be opening at 2 pm Mon-Fri instead of noon. Monday Night Squares starts next week during Monday Night Football. It's just like Super Bowl Squares, except there is no buy in. Get a free square just for showing up, and get a square for every pint you buy, up until the 2:00 minute warning in the first half. Game night specials, and FREE TABS for halftime squares winner and end of game winner. [521 S Tejon St, Colo. Springs, CO]

Smiling Toad Brewery (Colorado Springs) - Join in tonight for their Grand Closing. Say good bye to the Old Toad. And remember the Grand Opening at their new location 1757 S 9th St this Friday.
[3668 E Bijou, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival (Vail) - Tickets went on sale TODAY at 10am MDT for the 2015 Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival in Vail, CO set for January 8-10, 2015 at the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa. These tickets typically sell out very fast so you better get a jump on it ASAP if you plan to attend in 2015. All beers at this festival weigh in over 8% ABV. The seminars are fantastic, the beer dinners are to die for and the tasting session is amazing. Better grab a hotel room too as those go quick as well. For tickets and details visit: www.bigbeersfestival.com. For many, this is considered to be the ultimate beercation! [1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO]

Ska Brewing (Durango) - There will be not one but TWO special releases coming your way this weekend for their Anniversary Party! Hi-Hop Ska Rye IPA and also Cru D'Etat, a Belgian style specialty ale, aged in oak foeders for nearly 2 years! Come help them Skalabrate! [225 Girard St, Durango, CO]

Roaring Fork Beer Co (Carbondale) - Their brewer's Infusion tonight is a cherry tart infused tangerine hop bursted blonde "cherry squeeze" and no you're not dreaming. On tap all night. No growlers please! [1941 Dolores Way #81623, Carbondale, CO]
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