Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Colorado Beer News 091014

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Swap Ideas Day. Sometimes the best ideas come from more than 1 person working together. This is a day where you are encouraged to get together with others, brainstorm, and use each other to come up with new ways of doing things. Help someone out by sharing your thoughts. And who knows, you might just solve some tough problems together. And when you do, take some time later to celebrate those ideas over a local craft beer. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, September 10th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Save the date for Saturday, September 27th. Hops & Pie will be celebrating their 4 Years of Pizza & Beer from 12 noon til close. They plan to offer up a fantastic lineup of beers from Avery Brewing Company including: Bad Apple, The Beast, Chai Brown, 5 Monks, Gorde, The Kaiser, Lilikoi, Obscuro/Nimbus, Pump[ky]n, Rufus Corvus, Uberschwine, and Uncle Jacob's Stout. There will also be some raffles & shenanigans. Flights and single pours will be available. No tickets necessary. Come help them celebrate! Also, on tap TODAY - Pliny The Elder from Russian River, Evil Twin's Hop FLood, Blood of the Kings from Local Option, and Peachopotamus from Four Noses - AND $2 Craft Can Night tonight from 5pm til close! [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO -]

Joyride Brewing Co (Edgewater) - For the first time, Joyride Brewing has 6 beers on tap! However, their IPA is not going to make it much longer, so come on down before that tank empties out. Plus, they're having a cornhole tournament tonight with prizes going to the winners. The rain will be gone by then, so Hop On! Beers on tap include: a Kolsch, a Saison, a Pumpkin Ale, a Pale Ale, an Oatmeal Milk Stout and the IPA. Coming soon - a Double IPA. [2501 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO]

City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Denver International Airport (Denver) - Normally, I don't cover the beer scene at the airport, but starting on September 20th out at DIA, there will be a new exhibit on display around the pre-security walkway to the A Gate concourse called "Colorado on Tap: The State of Brew Culture". The timing of the event is meant to coincide with both the Oktoberfest season and the Great American Beer Festival. Expect to see info and artifacts from the Colorado craft beer scene. So if you're passing through the airport or waiting to pick someone up - why not check out the free exhibit.

Vine Street Pub & Brewery (Denver) - Saturday, September 20th. Just 10 days until the Vine Street Uptown Block Party and Brewer's Olympics at the Vine Street Pub. They're excited to welcome their headlining act: Keith Moseley (SCI), Dave Brogan (ALO), Lebo (ALO) and Scott Law. This is a free event. There will be 14 front range breweries competing for the gold in the 4th annual Brewer's Olympics kicking off at 1pm. [1700 Vine St, Denver, CO]

Beer By Design Brewery (Northglenn) - For a limited time, BBD's Coconut Porter is now back on tap (since last night). Better stop in soon, because this batch won't last long. This is beer designed to be enjoyed! Trivia lovers - get your team together and stop in tonight for some fun starting at 6:30pm. [2100 E 112th Ave, Northglenn, CO]

Saint Patrick's Brewing Co (Englewood) - The brewery is moving to a new location soon! This is the final week of their retail hours in Englewood (Thurs. and Fri. noon-10pm, Sat. 2-9pm). They will then close their Englewood location while they finish all the installations and decorations at their new Littleton location. Come stock up on lagers this weekend! If you can't make it this weekend, you can always grab some bombers at Tipsy's and Grapes while they are in transition! [4750 S Santa Fe Cir, Unit 2, Englewood, CO] - New location soon: [2852 Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO]

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - Be sure to get your tickets to the upcoming Beer and Brushstrokes event set for Sunday, September 28th from 3:30pm - 6pm at the brewery. This is an appetizer potluck. Bring a tasty appetizer to share. $45 per person includes all painting supplies and 2 beers. Learn to paint while enjoying some beer. Get tickets at the tasting room. [7270 W 118th Pl, Broomfield, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Lakewood & Denver) - What did their man Chris do a couple of weeks ago? He brewed up a batch of his Beertender Contest winning Brown IPA, that's what. They're hoping to have it on tap this evening for Karaoke Night! $4 beers from 7pm to close. [1057 S Wadsworth Blvd #60, Lakewood, CO]

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - Their Off Flavors Seminar is this Saturday, September 13th at 1pm! Head Brewer, Jeremy Gobien and Certified Cicerone, Paul Mahoney, will be explaining how and why some beers taste odd. Tickets are only $8 and you get a commemorative glass! Grab tickets online. [1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, CO]

Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) - LTBC is deeming today Wild Wings Environmental Education day! Wild Wings will have a couple of their amazing birds in this afternoon from 5pm-8pm. It is also release day for their Vienna Lager! This copper beauty comes in at 4.8% and 25 IBUs. It's easy drinking and perfect for the changing season. Need to make this day even better? They'll have Gusto's Kitchen there starting at 5pm. [8200 Park Meadows Dr, Ste 8222, Lone Tree, CO]

Former Future Brewing Co (Denver) - Fall is a time of change. In honor of this, they'd like to share their India Pale line-up as the seasons change. For now, they have a limited amount of Gadabout IPL on tap. Their new Fresh Hop IPA is next. And after that, they'll be putting Dandyman, an English IPA back on tap for the first time since their opening weekends. [1290 S Broadway, Denver, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Today's Hump Day helper, Goldline IPA, is just $3 a pint all day today. Happy hour open until 2pm and from 4 to 7pm, $1 off all other pints! [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Grist Brewing Co (Highlands Ranch) - There's a new beer release set for this Thursday, September 11th at 4pm. Stop in for a pint of their Scotch Ale. Food trucks available nightly Wednesday through Sunday. [9150 Commerce Center Cir, Ste 300, Highlands Ranch, CO]

Strange Craft Beer Co (Denver) - Yes indeed, It's One Barrel Wednesday. Today they are tapping a Pumpkin Porter. Roasted Pumpkin and spices make for a delicious brew on these cooler fall-like eves. 5.8% ABV. Pair it up with some traditional La Casita tacos. Welcome Gamers! Join the group, it starts around 6pm. [1330 Zuni St, Ste M, Denver, CO]

Beryl's Beer Co (Denver) - This Friday, Beryl's Beer will be releasing their first ever hop-forward beer: Paper Moon Pale Ale. It's a balanced pale, with four kinds of hops for perfect balance. Be there Friday! To celebrate, they're also expanding their hours: Thursday: Noon - 10pm, Friday: Noon - 10pm, and Saturday: Noon - 10pm. [3120-C Blake St, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) - This Thursday, September 11th, Wild Woods will tap a new small batch seasonal - Peachy Wheat - a refreshing American wheat with juicy Palisade Peaches. And don't forget to come to their 2nd year anniversary party set for Saturday, September 27th 1-9pm. [5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO]

Powder Keg Brewing Co (Niwot) - As of last night, they tapped a new beer - Haystack Hopback Fresh Hop Pale Ale. It's made with 30 pounds of locally grown Cascade and Chinook hops. Plus, new guest beers on tap: Stone Brewery Xocoveza and Coffee Milk Stout on Nitro, New Belgium Brewing Snapshot Wheat, Lagunitas Brewing Co Lil Sumpin' Sumpin' and Odell Brewing Co IPA! [101 2nd Ave, Niwot, CO]

Fate Brewing (Boulder) - Their patrons asked for it and now they've delivered. New beer release now on tap: Pumpkin Ale! It's perfect company for those Fall Colorado adventures, especially when you fill that in your new Fate growler. Come get a taste of Fall. [1600 38th St, Boulder, CO]

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - Odd13 Brewing is in the process of obtaining a new canning line from Wild Goose Canning. They've been getting some training on an identical line over at Renegade Brewing Company. Once it arrives sometime in October, they'll get it set up and will start canning their own beers sometime in November. Meanwhile, stop in tonight for their weekly trivia game starting at 7pm. [301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO]

Loveland Oktoberfest - September 20, 2014

Northern Colorado

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Eat... drink... run! Join in on Saturday, October 11th for FCB's inaugural Malt Monster 5K! Starting and ending at Fort Collins Brewery, come as you are or dress up as your favorite monster! There'll be a costume contest, a sample of Barnaby, Barley Wine and after race activities to keep the celebration rolling! Entry fee is $29 and gets you an FCB Sports pack & Pint Glass, chip timed custom race bibs, beer samples and appetizers, costume contest entry & prizes, awards party and fun activities. All to benefit non-profit FoCo Cafe. More info at or call 970-472-1499. [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Loveland Oktoberfest (Loveland) - Thunder Mountain Amphitheatre is the place to be for a big after-Loveland Oktoberfest concert on September 20th at 5pm in Loveland, CO. This concert features: The Epilogues, Proverbial, and headlining act: The Flobots. Concert tickets available at TicketsWest. After you've enjoyed a day of craft beer and fun at the Oktoberfest stick around for the concert! Gates open at 4pm and the concert starts at 5pm. The Oktoberfest runs from 11am to 5pm next to the Thunder Mountain Harley Davidson complex just off I-25. Fermentedly Challenged is a proud sponsor of Loveland Oktoberfest this year.
Event location: [4250 Byrd Dr, Loveland, CO]

Odell's Silver Lining Soiree (Ft. Collins) - Here's an upcoming event that will benefit the Food Bank for Larimer County. Odell Brewing Co is hosting a big party and you're invited! To celebrate their 25th anniversary, Odell's is hosting the Silver Lining Soiree, an exclusive party (only 200 tickets will be sold) with all proceeds benefiting the Food Bank! On September 23rd from 6-9pm, party guests will enjoy live music from the Phuong & Friends Jazz Combo; small plates prepared by The Kitchen, Jay’s Bistro, The Moot House and The Welsh Rabbit Cheese Shop & Bistro; and pairings of rare, vintage and Cellar Series brews. Odell's will also unveil their 25th anniversary release, 180 Shilling. Purchase tickets now online!

Greeley Oktobrewfest (Greeley) - You may already know that this year's Greeley Oktobrewfest is set for Saturday, September 27th from 11am to 9pm in Lincoln Park downtown. But what you may not know is - they are in need of some volunteers for the festival. Get your friends and co-workers to sign up too. They need help with set up from 8am to 12 noon. All volunteers get a free Oktobrewfest t-shirt and one beer token (21+) or a drink token (under 21). Sign up online today!

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Have you tried Craig Wilson's Sour Cherry Fearless Youth firkin yet? If you haven't been in to try it out get there soon, it might not last until tomorrow. This Friday Grim Bros will tap a Kiwi Baron Berliner Weisse. Yum! [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Snowbank Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Summer is coming to a close with the chilly temperatures we've had lately. Just so you can prepare - Snowbank Brewing will have a First Snow special for that day that the flakes start hitting the ground. One dollar off every beer on tap that first day, and they'll be choosing a specific beer to discount on all future snow days. Until it starts snowing, come on in and buy your friend a beer with the SnowBANK! They're open from noon to 8pm tonight. [225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Ft. Collins, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - Today is Double Punch Wednesday. Bring in your growler punch card - fill your growler - get two punches. Today until 10pm. Oh, and high fives are FREE today. [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

New Belgium Brewing (Ft. Collins) - It was released at the end of August and now is in stores just about everywhere. Look for 22oz bomber bottles of New Belgium's "Hop The Pond Double India Pale Ale". It's part of their Hop Kitchen series of beers. Hop the Pond IPA is like a trip around the world in 80 IBUs (and 8.0 ABVs) and is full of Admiral hops from England, Galaxy hops from Australia, and Citra hops from the USA. The malt bill comes from Chile, Germany, England and Canada. [500 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Today's happy hour is 3 to 6 p.m. with $1 off pints. Today's recommendation: get a pint of "We're in a Pickle, Dick" - their dill pickle golden ale. It is wonderfully drinkable and if you take a growler home, rumor has it that it pairs very well with a little Bloody Mary mix. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - Don't let the colder get you down! Their indoor beer garden is now open and it always feels like summer in there. So this weekend when TribU2 is in the house come in and enjoy a beer with them. Tonight they have a little splash of summer with a Pineapple Saison firkin. No food truck tonight, but feel free to bring your own food in. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Crow Hop Brewing Co (Loveland) - Brewer's choice for hump day! Enjoy $3 Bavarian Weizen pints poured by Noonan himself and pick his brain a bit while you relax your own. [217 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Paradox Beer Company (Woodland Park) - Today is an historic day for Paradox: Elite Brands of Colorado will now handle deliveries and work to spread their beer all over the state. All 4 new releases are on the truck and will be available in stores soon. [106 E Village Terrace, Ste 100, Woodland Park, CO]

Mountains and West

Steamworks Brewing Co (Durango) - This Sunday, Steamworks Brewing turns 18 years old! In celebration, they will be throwing back their beer prices to 1996 on their birthday September 14th to $2.50 pints and $10 pitchers all day. They are also unveiling their 18th Anniversary Celebratory Barleywine, Barley Legal! $8 for 8 ounces or take a 750ml bottle home for $18. Only 18 cases of this treat will be made available. They are stashing the rest. Be there! [801 E Second Ave, Durango, CO]

Horsefly Brewery (Montrose) - Horsefly Brewery is turning 5 Years Old! Come join the party on Saturday, September 13th from 3pm to close. They will be offering specials like 2 pints of beer for $5, $5 brats, $5 glasses of wine, $5 margaritas, and $5 appetizer plates. Plus, live music from Emma Cooper from 3-5pm, and The Good Times Music Company from 6-9pm. [846 E Main St, Montrose, CO]

Kannah Creek Brewing Co (Grand Junction) - Last night's Bacon & Beer Pairing event was so popular and filled up so quickly, they decided to do another one next Tuesday Sept. 16th. Stop by the brewery to reserve your spot. [1960 N 12th St, Grand Junction, CO]

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival (Telluride) - This weekend is the big 3-day music and beer festival set in the mountains of Telluride, Colorado. During the Grand Tasting event, there will be around 56 microbreweries serving up over 170 different beers. Tickets are almost sold out so don't delay. Get tickets online. Also visit

Pug Ryan's Lakeside Tiki Bar (Dillon) - The last Krystal 93 Summer Dock Party for the summer at Pug Ryan's Lakeside Tiki Bar is tonight! There will be a lot of prizes, including Red Rocks concert tickets and more. Tonight from 5pm-7pm. Enjoy some fresh brewed Pug Ryan's beer! Voted as one of the top 5 best decks in the western USA by Sunset Magazine. [150 Marina Dr, Dillon, CO]

Bonfire Brewing (Eagle) - Do you have some extra squash from your summer garden? Bring it to Bonfire Brewing and they'll turn it into beer! They are making a harvest beer in the next couple weeks and need all the acorn and butternut squash they can find. Bring yours to the tap room and they'll trade you a couple pints, now through September 19th. Also, bottles of their 2014 Man of the CLiff Wood Splitter Pilsner start hitting shelves this Friday. They made just 97 cases and that won't last long, so feed the beard early. [127 Second St, Eagle, CO]

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co (Edwards) - You've been waiting patiently, and they're excited to announce their Rocky Mountain High Pumpkin Pie Ale will be returning for the 2014 Fall season TOMORROW, September 11th! They'll be tapping a new pumpkin keg each Thursday when the Tasting Room opens. Once it's gone for the week, you have to wait until Thursday again. [439 Edwards Access Rd, B-102, Edwards, CO]

Beer on TV

Beer Geeks (TV Show) - [PRESS RELEASE] Ora.TV and Page Productions announced today a new partnership for the exclusive digital release of Emmy-nominated television series “Beer Geeks,” available on the Ora.TV network beginning September 18th. Created by powerhouse production duo David Page and Roberta Brackman, best known for the Food Network hit Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, “Beer Geeks” has quickly become a culinary favorite for television viewers across America. The Emmy-nominated television series about the world of craft beer is joining the Ora.TV lineup with twenty-two full length episodes to be released. “Beer Geeks” was recently nominated for a 2014 Daytime Emmy Award, beating out a wide range of entries from long established programs in the culinary market. The full twenty-two episode series will air on Ora.TV beginning September 18th. Ora.TV will be available digitally online and on select over-air networks.

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