Friday, September 5, 2014

Colorado Beer News 090514

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Be Late For Something Day. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, September 5th, 2014. If you're known for being the one who's always on time, then try something different today. Be fashionably late for just about everything today. Make people wonder what's going on, and wear a secret smile. The only thing you'll probably won't want to be late for today is O'Beer:30 and Happy Hour after work. It's OK to be a bit late if not for one day anyway. 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

Joyride Brewing Co (Edgewater) - New beer alert! Their Boxer Saison has been tapped as of last night! Originally brewed for farm workers in Belgium, their Saison is named after the horse in George Orwell's "Animal Farm", who represented the working class. It's got plenty of Belgian funk, lemon and citrus, horse blanket and peppercorn flavors to go with a bone dry finish. It's served in a Belgian tulip glass to maximize flavors and aromas. Come on down to the brewery tonight and try one! [2501 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO]

Two22 Brew (Centennial) - Show off your Broncos loyalty at Two22 Brew. Get a Broncos loyalty card. Get $1 off your 1st pint when you come in for your 1st Broncos game and get your card. Then every 2 games get a free pint or every 4 games a free growler fill or come for all 16 games and get a free t-shirt. Join today. [4550 S Reservoir Rd, Centennial, CO]

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

Denver Beer Co - Attention Hop Swap Farmers! Don't forget to harvest your hops and bring them to DBC for their Neighborhood Hop Swap brew this Saturday. The weigh in will occur at 3pm on Sept 6th! Bring them your hop cones! ‪#‎DBCHopswap ‬[1695 Platte St, Denver, CO]

Asbury Provisions (Denver) - A new gastropub is holding their Grand Opening Party today from 4pm to 2am in Denver. They will host an all night Happy Hour and also food specials for the occasion. Beer specials include $3 Tivoli Munich Helles, Odell IPA, Aspen Brewing Independence Pass Ale and Avery White Rascal. $5 House wines and $6 Schuykill punch. And $2 beers from their Grandpa Fridge. Stop by, eat, drink and help them celebrate! [2043 S University Blvd, Denver, CO]

Mu Brewery (Aurora) - It's Small Batch Friday, so you know what that means. This week they'll be tapping their Don't Chai Me Chai Beer. Like an in your face "Hey Don't Try Me Buddy" but they replaced TRY with CHAI cause there's Chai in the beer. They'll be tapping this brew at 5pm today. [9735 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO]

Save The Ales (Denver) - Tonight at 7pm to 10pm is the Sale The Ales event at the EXDO Hall in Denver. It's an event to help protect our air, our water and our beer essentially. Cost is $37 for General Admission or $62 for VIP (6pm access). Over 23 Colorado breweries will be pouring beers at this event with unlimited tastings. Tickets available at the door. Visit ConservationCO.org/SaveTheAles for more details. [3534 Larimer St, Denver, CO]

Tour de Fat (Denver) - Are you participating in the Tour de Fat in Denver this Saturday, September 6th? Registration starts on site at 9am and the bike parade begins at 10am in City Park. Enjoy the bike parade then enjoy the festivities in the park afterwards with fun events, music, giveaways and of course all the New Belgium beers you love. Event ends by 5pm. This should be another big fun event!

Diebolt Brewing Co (Denver) - It's Friday and time for another round of Experiment-Ale! Today they are tapping New Zealand Wakatu, a single hop wheat beer designed to showcase a relatively new hop. Now they know that no one likes learning things on the weekend, but since it involves drinking they figured you could make an exception. [3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing (Parker) - A little special addition to your Friday afternoon.... they just tapped their Oak Aged Kölsch. Get one before it's gone! [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

Grist Brewing Co (Highlands Ranch) - It's feeling like fall today right? So what better time to release their Oktoberfest! The taproom opened at 2pm today & Chibby Wibbitz Sliderz n Bitez will be out front around 4pm. Here's to the weekend! [9150 Commerce Center Cir, Suite 300, Highlands Ranch, CO]

Parry's Pizza (4 CO locations) - Tomorrow, at our Greenwood Village location, they'll be giving you another opportunity to liberate yourself from crappy beer. That's right, it's their second installment of, "Liberate Yourself from Crappy Beer Fest" is going down starting at 11am and they'll be tapping Pliny the Elder Russian River Brewing Company, GORED! Avery Brewing Company Lilikoi Avery Brewing Company Summer's Day IPA Avery Brewing Company and Ten Fidy Oskar Blues Brewery. #AleYeah [5970 S Holly St, Greenwood Village, CO]

Boulder County

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co (Lafayette) - Late yesterday, they just tapped their German Altbier! This beer will be served in traditional stange glassware. They now have 8 delicious beers on tap. They also got a shipment in of the next version of their hats. They are a super awesome Legacy brand and are available in Red, Blue, Slate, and Camo. Only 15 of each. [297 N US Hwy 287 #100, Lafayette, CO]

Finkel & Garf Brewing Co (Boulder) - In addition to all the great beer on tap, Finkel & Garf have some specials and events going on next week. On Monday, Sept. 8th - stop in between 5-8pm for Pizza night featuring complimentary pizza from Blackjack. Tuesday Sept 9th is Game Night all night. Come play Jenga, Scrabble, Mad Gab, Cranium, Apples to Apples, Connect 4, Monopoly, Skipbo and more! Live music is scheduled for Wed. September 10th from 6-8pm. [5455 Spine Rd, Ste A, Boulder, CO]

Echo Brewing Co (Frederick & Erie) - TGIF! Lauer Krauts Food Truck will be serving the Frederick tap room tonight from 5-8pm. Come have an awesome krautburger and try one of their recently released beers - Pumpkin Ale or Frank!, their Belgian Dark Strong Pro-Am beer. Don't forget, their new 2nd location in Erie has their Grand Opening tomorrow at 11am. Echo Brewing in Erie will also be open today for a preview 11am-10pm. [Rederick: 5969 Iris Pkwy, Erie: 600 Briggs St]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - Oktoberfest season is now in full swing! Get into the spirit(s) of Oktoberfest - Boulder Beer's Dragonhosen is now available at their brewery and pub! Prost! [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

Fate Brewing Co (Boulder) - Since the GABF is now less than a month away, Fate is tapping their GABF Pro-Am beer - Saizin, a Zinfandel wine barrel-aged imperial saison. This was a collaboration with homebrewer Matt Smith. Enjoy one now. [1600 38th St, Boulder, CO]

Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) - Come party with Wild Woods as they celebrate their Two Year Anniversary on Saturday, September 27th from 1pm to 9pm. They will be tapping their Raging River Rock 2nd Anniversary Ale, plus offering new and returning seasonal brews. They'll have food available from Blackbelly. Listen to live music from Caribou Mountain Collective. Also, get one of their commemorative beer mugs. [5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO]

Long's Peak Pub (Longmont) - Mountain Sun's new Long's Peak Pub is nearly read to open. The Mountain Sun Pubs and Breweries are opening a Longmont location and will be conducting interviews for servers and line cooks Tuesday, Sept. 9th at 1pm at the Long's Peak Pub. If interested in applying, please bring a resume and cover letter to Long's Peak Pub, 600 Long's Peak Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501 (corner of Main and Long's Peak) at 1pm on Tuesday, Sept. 9th. Must have 2+ years experience, be seeking full time employment, and be available full-time for the next six months. Benefits include shift meals and beers. They are a dynamic, fun, growing business which uses a team system where all tips and work are shared. They seek applicants who will maximize the positive impact they can have on and for the team and our guests. Must have an infectious attitude, self- awareness, a charitable mindset, optimism, trust, and compassion. They believe in enlightened hospitality so their servers and cooks must have a passion for the service industry and a non-compromising outlook that will lead them toward creative interactions with our guests.

Left Hand Brewing Co (Longmont) - Happy Friday! Join them in the Tasting Room tonight for a pint of cask conditioned Sawtooth with Cascade hops, or Stranger cask conditioned with Caliente hops! Upcoming firkins to watch for: Stranger w/ Amarillo and 400# Monkey w/ El Dorado. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Vindication Brewing Co (Boulder) - Taylor Radio performs tonight and they have a new beer on tap - The Brewtegrity is a 6.9% ABV IPA dry-hopped with Centennials! [6880 Winchester Cir, Boulder, CO]

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - Definitions: Über - To an extreme or excessive degree. Schwein - a hog. Überschwein - The dankest and piggiest of brews, on tap today at 5pm! At 9.2% ABV you better come prepared. [5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Gravity Brewing (Louisville) - Gravity Brewing has a big tapping menu selected for their 2 year Anniversary happening tomorrow, September 6th. On the hour, every hour, from 12pm to 10pm they'll tap something new. Their Orange Blossom Saison will be tapped at Noon and stay on. Tappings include: Apple Whiskey Mendacious, English Olde Ale, Barrel Aged Brett ESB, Brandy Abbey, Barrel Aged Brett IPA, Rum Barrel Mendacious, Flanders Red, Barrel Aged Brett Mendacious and a Barrel Aged Coffee Stout. Live music all day too. [1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, CO]

Loveland Oktoberfest - September 20, 2014

Northern Colorado

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - City Star wants you to unwind and start your weekend off with them. Along with their award winning beers, they have live music tonight from 7-9:30pm from Firing Line, a local 4-piece string band that started in Lyons, CO. Firing Line's members suffer from an undying, insatiable obsession with Old-Time music. The music is as true to the Appalachian tradition as you can find in the Rockies. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) There's a TGIF beer tapping today. Come in and try their Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am called "Crossroads", a Wee Heavy/Strong Scotch ale at 8.5% ABV that they brewed with local home brewers Gerry and Johnnie Lynch. Bottlecap BBQ LLC will be bringing the BBQ around 5pm. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - This week Funkwerks has two innovative infusions with ingredients straight from their patio. Try their Saison fresh hopped with Chinook hops and/or the Tropic King infused with Crabapples! [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - A new month brings a new firkin series. So, allez-firkin they give you... Craig Wilson's Sour Cherry Fearless Youth. Thanks to a friend of the brewery they got a couple of pounds from Craig's cherry tree that they blended with Fearless Youth Munich Dunkel. It tapped at noon today so stop by and give it a taste. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Paradox Beer Co (Woodland Park) - It's here and available now! Pumpkin Flesh + Pumpkin Seeds + Chimayo Red Chile + Ecuadorian Cacao Nibs = The Paradox of Pumpkin Beers aka Pepitas Grande. This is a big 8% ABV barrel-aged brew that you won't want to miss. [106 E Village Terrace Suite 100, Woodland Park, CO]

Dodgeton Creek Brewing Co (Trinidad) - Today's hours are 2pm to 10pm. They've got a full 6 brews on tap and will be offering $1 off pints from 7pm to 9pm tonight. As always, you are welcome to bring in your own food into the taproom. [36730 Democracy Dr, Trinidad, CO]

Hideaway Park Brewery (Winter Park) - Stop by the brewery tonight and get a first taste of their fresh hop IPA: TOADally Fresh. TOADally Fresh is an IPA brewed with Cascade hops harvested in Palisade, CO. The staff got the chance to stop by an awesome, family-run hop farm and help harvest some hops. Hops were picked from the vine and into the boil kettle within 24 hours. Don't miss out on the first limited release beer from Hideaway Park Brewery. [72927 US Hwy 40, Winter Park, CO]

Fall Harvest Brewfest (Ft. Collins) - Tonight from 7pm to 10pm, Brewfestivians will have access to 100+ beers from over 30 different breweries and micro-distilleries along with food pairings from some of Colorado’s favorite vendors and restaurants; all beer oriented of course. With the cost of admittance, each beer enthusiast will get a commemorative tasting glass for unlimited beer and spirit samplings. For those looking to expand their palate, be sure to check out some of the new breweries and micro-D’s on board for 2014: Crooked Stave, Colorado Cider and Black Canyon Distillery, among others. An expanded offering of non-alcoholic options will be featured, including Denver based Happy Leaf Kombucha and the decadent Dry Soda from Seattle. Live music will keep your toes tappin’ while local food trucks will keep your tastebuds are waggin’! Website: www.fallharvestbrewfest.com [The Lincoln Center: 417 W Magnolia, Ft. Collins, CO]

Iron Bird Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Their new Pumpkin Session beer will be tapped this Saturday, September 6th. The weather is cooling off and now is the time for fall seasonals. Stop in and experience one. [402 S Nevada Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Suit up! Grab your wet suit, your sweater or just your swimsuit. Their Slip N' Slide will make an appearance at tomorrow's Field Day; rain or shine, cold or hot. The first to go down it get's a free T-shirt and each participant will get extra swag points for the day! This is part of their weeklong 20th anniversary celebration. With plentiful activities, you can really play the field. Strut your stuff at the keg toss, prove your endurance holding a strongman stein, challenge other participants to corn hole or beersbee, maximize your game at the jumbo beer pong, enjoy field day favorites at the four square court or beer limbo, or take a refreshing turn at the slip 'n' slide. Enjoy food and beer as well as root beer floats and live music. Come out and play with the Bristol crew - rain or shine! [1604 S Cascade Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Trinity Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Tonight Trinity releases "Emma's Pumpkin" at 5pm. It's whats on tap. #killthepintglass [1466 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Three Barrel Brewing Co (Del Norte) - Attention Denver and Boulder area! Three Barrel Brewing has just released three seasonals: Ol' Dairy Ale (Farmhouse), Pumpelstiltskin (Pumpkin Saison) and new this year Grammy Phil (Colorado Belgian Style). Get em' at Hazels in Boulder, Mondo Vino and Mr B's in Denver and Mile High Wine & Spirits in Lakewood. These will be on tap and in bottles next week at their tasting room. [586 Columbia Ave, Del Norte, CO]

Rockslide Brewery & Restaurant (Grand Junction) - Looking for a place to watch the Broncos game this Sunday? Stop at Rockslide. When the Broncos play - get $2.00 pints and $5.00 pizzas. Get Happy Hour pricing during all NFL games with $3.00 pints and $5.00 pizzas. These discounts good during all regular season games. [401 Main St, Grand Junction, CO]

Hard Cider Festival (Paonia) - Save the date! It's on..... the 3rd Annual Colorado Hard Cider Festival at Delicious Orchards Nov 1st 11am-7pm in Paonia, CO. Featuring Local Hard Cider tasting by members of the Rocky Mountain Hard Cider Association. Musical guest include Finders and Youngberg, Kipori Woods, and some excellent local acts. Located 1 mile west of town. [39126 Hwy 133, Paonia, CO]

Roaring Fork Beer Co (Carbondale) - The brewery announced today that they will soon be bottling their Hoppa Road, Street Cred and soon to be released Trippel year round in 22oz bomber bottles. They worked with Tripp Shealy of TRiPPs Prints to come up with their label designs. The labels are quite colorful and hard to miss. See example below. They will be hard to miss! [1941 Dolores Way #81623]




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