Thursday, September 4, 2014

Colorado Beer News 090414

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Eat an Extra Dessert Day. Let's face it, we've seen days with a high amounts of stress and sometimes you just have to do something to treat yourself. If you normally just have a small dessert with a meal, but are still a bit hungry, go ahead and splurge a bit today. Sometimes a little extra dessert can sometimes take the edge off. In some cases, that dessert could come in a liquid form too. Some craft beers go well with dessert (or be the actual dessert). Just remember, if you do decide to have something extra today, then be sure to participate in Do Some Extra Exercise Day tomorrow. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, September 4th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - Looking for something fun to do this weekend? It'll be cooler with perfect patio weather! Friday, they'll be releasing their Stinger Imperial Pilsner made w/ local wildflower honey. Then on Saturday, they'll have live music with The Constant Tourists from 6-9pm on the patio! The cucumber saison cask is still available for tonight with The Wing Wagon Grill out front w/ grilled wings for ya! [1338 S Valentia St, Suite 100, Denver, CO]

Stem Ciders (Denver) - Thirsty for something different, but still has a kick? Join in tonight in the Tap Room for some hard apple ciders and another great ‎Bluegrass Thursday‬. Tonight Stem Ciders is honored to host a band on tour, Them Travelin' Birds. Music starts at 7:30pm. [2811 Walnut St, Suite 150, Denver, Co]

City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Vine Street Pub & Brewery (Denver) - It's that time of year again! Join in on Saturday, September 20th at 1pm at the Vine Street Pub for an extraordinary day of FREE live music and the fourth-annual Front Range Brewer's Olympics. They're closing down Vine Street from 17th to 18th to make room for the most spectacular Olympics you'll ever witness and a day and evening filled with an all-star line-up of musicians. At 1pm is the Brewer's Olympics featuring 12 Colorado craft breweries competing in 4 wild events. At 3pm is the Award Ceremony. Then at 3:30pm live music begins first from The Drunken Hearts and then from The Vine Street All-Stars at 5:30pm featuring Keith Moseley from the String Cheese Incident, Scott Law, Dave Brogan and Lebo. All proceeds from the beer garden benefit New Era Colorado, an innovative vehicle for hands-on democracy. [1700 Vine St, Denver, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing Co (Aurora) - Grats to Dry Dock Brewing for being voted "Best Local Brewery" for the 2014 Best of Denver A-List. Voters also nominated Dry Dock's sister business, The Brew Hut, as a finalist for Best Gift Shop. More than 109,000 people voted for this year's Best of Denver A-List. Many of them gave Dry Dock and The Brew Hut rave reviews, as well. Check out the Dry Dock winner page at

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - Here's what's coming up in the weeks to come at Odyssey Beerwerks. Sat. Sept 6th - Special beer release and party with Jim Jamm Jimmy at 4:00pm. They'll be tapping one keg of Double Dry Hopped Grapefruit IPA when Jimmy hits the stage at 4:00pm. Sat. Sept. 20th - Odtoberfest at the taproom. In honor of the Autumnal Equinox, Octoberfest, they'll be hosting their first Odtoberfest featuring free live music, food trucks, prize drawings, merchandise sales, games and more. Then on Wed. Oct. 1st - Hop on the Od(d) Corridor Brewery Bus Tour! Featuring four breweries: Odyssey Beerwerks, Big Choice Brewing, Front Range Brewing, Odd13 Brewing. They're looking forward to hosting GABF revelers who'd like to get out of downtown Denver for an afternoon and check out some other great "local" breweries. Picking up near the Convention Center at 9:30am and returning around 3:00pm, $35 pricing includes transportation (on a party bus! - so drinking is allowed), buffet lunch from Lundada (, happy hour beer pricing at each stop, and good times. Register online. [5535 W 56th Ave, Suite 107, Arvada, CO]

Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] After 21 months of hustle and grit we pause to reflect on the evolution of Our Mutual Friend, our team, Denver community, and Colorado partners. We absolutely love making beer and don't take for granted the fact that we've had immeasurable support from an uncountable amount of people. We wouldn't exist without them. To celebrate and show our thanks, on Saturday, September 20th from 2pm to Midnight, OMF will hold an event we are simply calling Gratitude. Throughout the day there will be special tappings, food by Pride of Philly & A Taste of the Philippines, live music, and merch giveaways. All draft pours of all beers will be a mere $3 open to close, and a release of 200 bottles of our red wine barrel aged Dark Sour Ale will be available for purchase until they’re gone. Gratitude will also be the first opportunity to enjoy the Tenth Acre, our new garden space next to the brewery. Starting next season, the Tenth Acre will produce hops, fruits and vegetables to meet or supplement our needs for various ingredients in OMF’s ever growing range of beers. We look forward to commemorating how far we've come together, and toasting the good times to come. In gratitude, cheers! [2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO]

Denver Beer Co (Denver) - Get ready for Denver Beer Co's Inaugural Harvest Party set for Saturday, September 13th from 2pm to 6pm at their new Canworks facility. This party marks the official Grand Opening of their Canworks production facility. They will be offering brewery tours, fall harvest games, a new HEY! PUMPKIN can release, live bluegrass music, food trucks and a pig roast! Plus, for those who love a good bike ride, they will meet at their Platte Street location and ride in a Denver Beer Co. bike crew up to Canworks for the party! The bike crew will leave the Platte Street taproom at 1:45, so be here before then to pregame. Don't want to ride your bike? No problem! Just meet them there and get ready for some fall time fun! Tickets are available on $30 gets you all you can drink beer and a chunk of the roasted pig! [4455 Jason St, Denver, CO]

River North Brewery (Denver) - Good news! Their Barrel Blonde returns September 13th. Early this summer, one of their experimental barrel projects stole their hearts. Barrel Blonde was originally intended to be a taproom-only draft release. Since they only had a few kegs, it disappeared fast. They've longed for another taste ever since and had no choice but to re-brew it, and now it’s back! Saturday, September 13th, Barrel Blonde will be available not only on draft, but also in bombers for your cellars. 150 cases were bottled. Barrel Blonde is an exotic blend of a single beer aged three different ways. One-third was aged in bourbon barrels, one-third in Manhattan cocktail barrels and one-third in Boulevardier cocktail barrels. When they bring them all back together, it creates a unique and indescribable beer like nothing you've ever tasted. Bombers will cost $15 with a limit of three. More bottles will hit Colorado shelves the week after the release party. A limited amount will also reach Kansas City a few weeks later. [2401 Blake St #1, Denver, CO]

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Denver) - Coinciding with the BMW Championship at Cherry Hill Golf Club happening now through this weekend, there will be a small segment on tomorrow's Morning Drive show on Golf Channel featuring Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery! Do they pour the perfect pint - or have a pouring mishap in front of dozens of watchful eyes? Is one of their owners a ham in front of a camera - or does he act like a scared robot? All these questions and more may (or may not be) answered tomorrow - tune in and find out! [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - They're tapping a firkin of Black IPA with toasted sesame seeds today (Thursday) at 4pm, and Farm to Truck will be at the taproom serving locally sourced street food for dinner. Tomorrow (Friday 9/5) they're releasing two brand new beers - Single Hop El Dorado IPA (big tropical fruit flavor and aroma) and Oat Brown Porter (silky smooth and very dark brown), and Big Kiwi will be slinging crazy good burgers out front. [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Lakewood & Denver) - They have a very special ExBeeriment for you tonight! Their very own Ben Meyers was a winner in their beertender homebrewing competition with his peppercorn ale, and they tap it tonight at both tap rooms! American ale brewed with peppercorn and cocoa nibs, with just a touch of heat in the finish. You've got to try some! ‪#‎partywithcaution‬ [1057 S Wadsworth Blvd #60, Lakewood, CO]

Denver Pearl Brewing Co (Denver) - The soon to be renamed brewery will be throwing a party this Saturday, September 6th from 12pm to 12am. They will be offering up $1 BEERS (progressive) and FREE T-Shirts! There will be a rotating tap of mystery beers from 4pm to 8pm. Gotta ask for one and find out what it is. Beers are $1 at 12pm, $2 at 1pm, $3 at 2pm and $4 from 3pm to 12am. The big question is: What will the brewery's new name be? Come find out. [1875 S Pearl St, Denver, CO]

Living The Dream Brewing Co (Littleton) - Their Pale Ale is on today with a fresh Chinook hop infusion through the Randall at the bar, the Rolling Italian is there tonight and they have 2 big screens & the 10 ft projector showing the opening NFL game tonight in the taproom. If that isn't an excuse to drink beer they don't know what is! [12305 Dumont Way Unit A, Littleton, CO]

Strange Craft Beer Co (Denver) - It's Firkin Thursday!! Today they have released an Oaked Peachy Wheat. Brandied French Oak, Fresh Colorado Peaches and Belgian Wheat make for a delicious brew. Hurry in, there's only 10 gallons! Pair that up with something off of the great menu from Chow Down. [1330 Zuni St, Suite M, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Echo Brewing (Erie) - This Saturday, September 6th - Echo Brewing is happy to announce their Grand Opening Event of their new Erie, Colorado location. This Saturday’s festivities kick off at 11am, with an Erie Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 12 noon. Everyone is welcome to come out and experience all Echo’s Craft Styles with a special tapping of their “Gin Barrel Saison”. Live Music will be featured with “Bail Out” from 1-3pm, “Mac Todd” 4-6pm and “Ray Quigas” 7-9pm. Other happenings will include the “Mike Boyle Restaurant Radio Show”, Stout Beer Ice Cream Floats, Corn Hole Toss and Giant Sized Beer/Water Pong for all ages. Limited edition Echo Brewing Company-Erie T shirts will be given away to lucky participants. Invite all your fellow Echo friends to another fun event and enjoy great food, live music and Echo Beer in an amazing new setting! They open at 11:00am and stay open til 10pm that day. [600 Briggs St, Erie, CO]

300 Suns Brewing (Longmont) - Have you signed up for our latest Paint & Sip event on Monday September 8th? There are still a few spots left for this fun event from 6-8pm! Julie is providing a cheese tray snack for the evening this time, so you can enjoy cheese and beer with your artistic experience! Register at [335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO]

Powder Keg Brewing Co (Niwot) - The staff is really excited to continue their single batch kegs, but this time, real ale style! Today they made 2 kegs of their base saison, but added honey and blueberries. One keg will be naturally conditioned with Brettanomyces Clausenii and the second with Brettanomyces Drie. Look for these in the taproom in 4-6 weeks! [101 2nd Ave, Niwot, CO]

Loveland Oktoberfest - September 20, 2014

Northern Colorado

Equinox Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Don't forget, their new Habanero Strawberry Vernal Hefeweizen has been tapped today. Come experience the full spectrum of your palate. Look forward to more spicy September firkins all month each Thursday. [133 Remington St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - They promise not to put any performance enhancing drugs in their firkins, Right Wes Welker? Instead, tomorrow, September 5th, they'll tap Craig Wilson's Sour Cherry Fearless Youth. But today, they still have a little bit left over of their Dry Hopped Amarillo Little Red Cap, so you can come in and enjoy a $3 pint while it lasts. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - 10+ beers on tap and tomorrow night (Sept 5th) at the Plow is an awesome brother duo - Meraki. Their last performance here packed the house! Elements Wood Fired Oven will be there for dinner too! Beer tip: try a mix of their apricot wheat and their chili wheat. Sweet and a bit of heat! And they've got a new West 10th Imperial IPA now on tap (213 IBU's!) [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Wiley Roots Brewing Co (Greeley) - Wiley Roots is conducting their "Hops Studies", a hop-centric small batch series of beer releases this month. Tonight at 6:30pm, they'll tap a limited batch of "One By One", a single malt, single experimental hop (5.8% ABV). Next week on Thurs. Sept. 11th at 6:30pm they'll tap "Green Lite IPA", a session IPA with green tea (4.6% ABV 44 IBU). Then on Thursday, Sept 18th at 6:30pm pm stop in for "Derailment Double IPA", a big resinous, delicious DIPA (10.3% ABV, 160 IBU). These small batches won't last long so plan to get there early. [625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - It's beautiful weather for an afternoon run! Berthoud Social Run today at 6pm (and every Thursday in September). All ages, abilities, and furry friends are welcome. They do both a 2 mile and 4 mile distances (pick one), start and finish at City Star. Then relax with a beer. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - It's Thirsty Thursday at 1933 Brewing and they have some specials today: Get $1 off pints all day. Get FREE pizza tonight for the NFL game (starts at 6:30pm). And they are releasing a NEW beer! It's their first lager - Mexican Lager (5.4% ABV, 17 IBU). Open today from 12pm to 9pm. [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

New Belgium Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Grab your bikes and head on over to New Belgium Brewing's Bike In Cinema tonight in their main parking lot! Gates at 7pm, $2 admission and all your dollars go to Wolverine Farm Publishing & Bookstore. Tonight's movie is "Stand By Me". Next Thursday, same time, the movie will be "Ghostbusters". Movie starts at dusk. Bring a chair or blanket! And in beer news, their 1554 Enlightened Black Ale is now in cans! [500 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - They're about to be famous! The trailer for Travel Channel's Microbrew Madness (which features Verboten Brewing and Avery Brewing from Colorado, along with 14 other craft brewers across the U.S.) airs on Monday, September 8 and the series premieres on Tuesday, September 16! Watch on your phone, laptop, device of choice and check out Loveland's 15 minutes of fame with the Travel Channel! In the meantime, come in tonight for a pint of their Peach Habanero brew "Laze About". It's $1 off tonight and the pizza slices are free at 6pm while they last. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - Good news pumpkin fans! Crabtree was busy making their annual Chunkin' Pumpkin beer today. Give it a couple weeks or so then get ready! Should be ready in time for Greeley's Oktobrewfest later this month. [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Southern Front Range

Great Storm Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Mark your calendars for their annual Oktoberfest event on September 20th. There will be German food available for purchase, including soft pretzels, and sausages by Bite Me Gourmet Sausages. They'll be re-releasing their fall seasonal Red Oktober, a mashup between and Irish Red and German Oktoberfest beer. There will also be additional special beer releases, including Gdansk Gdansk Revolution, a bay-leaf infused Baltic Porter, and a few others. And don’t miss out on raffle prizes being given away every hour from 6 to 9 pm, including the grand prize of two tickets to the sold-out Great American Beer Festival in October. Must be present to win! [204 Mount View Ln Suite 3, Colo. Springs, CO]

Paradox Beer Co (Woodland Park) - Paradox Beer Company Announces Partnership with Distributors: Elite Brands of Colorado! After two years of successful self-distribution, they are proud to combine their mutual passion for craft beer to partner with Elite Brands of Colorado. To meet this increased demand for statewide coverage, additional production space as well as larger batch sizes are already in the works. Thank you for all your support to help them achieve this momentous step. If you don't see Paradox bottles in your favorite liquor store or restaurant, ask them to contact Elite Brands for all their newest releases. [106 E Village Terrace Suite 100, Woodland Park, CO]

Mountains and West

South Park Brewing Colorado (Fairplay) - This may be a brewery who has yet to open in the Fairplay area, but they will be pouring one of their first beers at this week's Fairplay Plein Air Festival happening up in Fairplay September 2nd - 6th. South Park Brewing will be pouring their Milk Stout during the festivities. The brewery is also hiring super friendly house staff and is doing interviews today and tomorrow between 11am and 2pm in the Rocky Top Plaza complex next door to True Value. [297 US Hwy 285, Fairplay, CO]

Dostal Alley Brewpub & Casino (Central City) - No where else can you have an in-house made brew and play video poker for big money than at Dostal Alley. Enjoy a fresh brew and play Video Poker. The jackpot today was up to $2,492 and counting. [116 Main St, Central City, CO]

Butcherknife Brewing Co (Steamboat Springs) - Upcoming brews: Their Porter is carbonating, more kegs on the way, more Hefeweizen on the horizon and the 2014 Briones Barleywine is next on the brew schedule. No mud season there at Butcherknife! [2875 Elk River Rd #773207, Steamboat Springs, CO]

Broken Compass Brewing (Breckenridge) - Their tap list keeps expanding! With the addition of their brand new Double IPA and Ginger Pale Ale, you now have 10 beers to tempt your taste buds. Stop in soon. [68 Continental Ct, Unit B12, Breckenridge, CO]

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