Friday, September 12, 2014

Colorado Beer News 091214

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Video Games Day. Embrace your inner nerd today and break out your old video games and have some fun. Play them on your phone, your tablet, your PC or even on your big screen TV with a console. Whether they be the latest 3D super realistic kind or a retro 8-bit classic, have some fun with them today along with your favorite craft beer. After all, video games aren't just for kids. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, September 12th, 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

Dry Dock Brewing Co (Aurora) - In case you missed it last week, their new tasting room, Canoe Room at ‪#‎NorthDock‬, is now open to the public! Check out the new digs and their production facility on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from noon to 6 pm. They've even got their Imperial Pumpkin on tap there! While they may have just 4 beers on tap, it's a huge production facility. Located at: [2801 Tower Rd, Aurora, CO]

Denver Beer Co (Denver) - Get ready for the Denver Beer Co Canworks Harvest Party! It's this Saturday, September 13th from 2pm to 6pm. They will be releasing their "Hey! Pumpkin Harvest Ale" in cans that day and will have a full Fall beer line-up available. There will be bluegrass bands, comfort food trucks, a pig roast, and will host tours of their new DBC Canworks! The cost is $30 for all you can drink beer and a chunk o'pig. There will be games like "Dunk the Brewer", "Pumpkin Slingshot Launch", Corn Hole and more. Bike riders can meet at Denver Beer Co's Platte Street location and ride over to the Canworks party with the Bike Gang, or just come on your own. Tickets available at BrownPaperTickets.com. Canworks location: [4455 Jason St, Denver, CO]

City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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3 Freaks Brewery (Highlands Ranch) - Just tapped last night - Freaks Amber, a new brew filled with malty goodness. Start your weekend off with one of these. [7140 E County Line Rd, Highlands Ranch, CO]

Mu Brewery (Aurora) - Today they'll be releasing their Uber Umber on this small batch Friday. An amber ale spiced with cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise, and Szechuan peppercorns. It's the perfect fall time beer for this fall like weather. They'll be tapping this beauty at 5pm sharp. Also, Bill's Original Syracuse Sausage, LLC will be out front serving up delicious home made sausages. [9735 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO]

Rockyard Brewing (Castle Rock) - Today at 4pm, Jellyman will be releasing another one of his famous Deviation tappings. This time it's "FNSM", a Cognac-aged Alt with jalapeno. This one weighs in at 6% ABV and has just a little bit of heat at the end. [880 W Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO]

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - Big Choice will be putting up a single keg only of their Red on nitro today starting at 2pm. This is a "drink til it's gone" kinda keg. #choosewisely [7270 W 118th Pl, Broomfield, CO]

Cannonball Creek Brewing Co (Golden) - The Colorado hop harvest for their fresh hop beer just happened. They picked 160 pounds of locally grown Cascade and Chinook hops and with 12 hours off the bine were putting them into their Colorado Fresh Hop Rye. Look for this brew later near the end of the month. Meanwhile, plenty of other beers on tap and a food truck tonight. [393 N Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

Epic Brewing Co (Denver) - Its been one year since they escaped to Colorado. All next week they are celebrating and asking you to join them! Epic Brewing is kicking off with a Utah Party on Sunday, September 14th from 2-8pm. Eat and Drink like they do in Salt Lake. They'll have the Utah Classic Series available (bottles only, of course!) and Big Kiwi will be here making paninis like our brewery in Utah. Enjoy a free jello buffet (did you know Utahans eat more jello than any other state?!). Utah attire encouraged! Stay tuned, they've got events happening all week long, including opportunities to win a brew day at Epic! [3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Beryl's Beer Co (Denver) - Today is the day they tap their 1st ever hop-forward beer - Paper Moon Pale Ale. Stop in soon to try one. [3120-C Blake St, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - Announcing Boulder Beer Co's "2014 fRYEd Fresh-hopped Rye Pale Ale". This 2014 hop harvest special release is fresh-hopped with Chinooks from the Still Wind Hop Farm on Colorado's Western Slope imparting tropical fruit notes to its flavor and aroma. Generous amounts of toasted rye add complexity with a spicy, nutty flavor. Brewed with fresh off the bine wet hops! This provides a unique hop experience with a more complete hop flavor and aroma. Pub tapping is today - Friday, September 12! Also, coming soon - Slope Style Winter IPA. If you're into full-bodied red ales with a big, piney hop kicker at the finish - they like your style! Whatever your altitude you can drink-in Colorado with Slope Style Winter IPA. It's red in color with a perfect blend of five quality malts and a blast of Horizon hops, Slope Style is a hearty, cold weather IPA that's off the rails! Look for Slope Style in bottles and draught the first week of October! [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

Longs Peak Pub (Longmont) - Long's Peak Pub is nearly ready! They are currently hiring all positions and will be doing interviews Tuesday, Sept. 16th at 1pm. The Mountain Sun Pubs and Breweries are opening a Longmont location and will be conducting interviews for servers and line cooks Tuesday, Sept. 16th 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. 16th. 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 their guests. Must have an infectious attitude, self- awareness, a charitable mindset, optimism, trust, and compassion. They believe in enlightened hospitality so our servers and cooks must have a passion for the service industry and a non-compromising outlook that will lead them toward creative interactions with their guests. [600 Long's Peak Ave, Longmont, CO]

Bootstrap Brewing Co (Niwot) - Their upcoming Oktoberfestbier is coming along and is almost ready to go. They made some changes to the recipe this year and they believe this is turning out to be one of their best beers they've brewed to date. It'll tap next week on September 20th for their Oktoberfest party. [6778 N 79th St, Niwot, CO]

Upslope Brewing Co (Boulder) - Recently, Upslope paid a visit to Rising Sun Farms in Paonia, CO for some local hops for the Up, Up, Up, Up collab Honey Pale Ale they'll be debuting during GABF week! They're working with Upstate Brewing Company using their local honey, Upland Brewing Company for hops from Indiana, Upright Brewing for hops from Oregon, and are going with 100% CO malt from Colorado Malting Company. Get ready to try this one on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at Falling Rock Tap House! [1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO]

Twisted Pine Brewing Co (Boulder) - Just a reminder that Twisted Pine will be closed all day Saturday, September 13th because their GM is getting married and the entire staff will be attending the wedding. Sunday will be back to business as usual. Congrats to Jody and Thomas. [3201 Walnut St, Ste A, Boulder, CO]

Loveland Oktoberfest - September 20, 2014

Northern Colorado

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - Have you tried their recently tapped West 10th Imperial IPA yet? It's a powerful 8.9% ABV hop-loaded brew that measures 213 IBUs! It's powerful and served only in a 10oz tulip glass. That's just one of 11 different beers on tap right now. Stop in for live acoustic music tonight from Travis Houle from 7-9pm. Elements Wood Fired Oven will be on hand tonight as well serving up wood fired pizza and calzones. Also, look for Broken Plow at the upcoming Greeley Oktobrewfest in Lincoln Park on September 27th. [4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO]

Odell Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Odell Brewing is celebrating their 25th (Silver) Anniversary this month and they are the subject of an episode on Beer Geeks TV. Catch their episode with Odell Brewing on www.ora.tv with episodes starting September 18th. Check out the episode guide at http://beergeeks.tv/episode-guide/season-1/episode-17/. [800 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Dang those thieves! You've seen their infamous taxidermied squirrels at beer fests and in their taproom. A year or so ago, someone made off with Carlos their famous bird-flippin' squirrel. Everyone missed Carlos, so they created Juanita - another bird-flippin' squirrel. Well sad to say that someone has now stolen Juanita and now they are left with no flippin' squirrels. In memory of Juanita, they have brewed up a beautiful brown ale and they tapped it last night. If you happen to spot a bird flippin' squirrel let BBB know. They plan to activate the homing beacon inside it as well as the camera mounted inside and track down the culprit and bring them to squirrel justice. [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Berthoud Brewing Co (Berthoud) - Today's Friday Firkin tapping is Country Sunrise Peach Agave. From early tastings, this one might just finish early. So get some while it lasts. Open today from 2pm to 10pm. [450 8th St, Ste B, Berthoud, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Yes, they realize it's 7 months late, but they're hosting their "7 Month Late Grand Opening + Oktoberfest Party" coming up on Saturday, September 27th from 12pm to 5pm. They will be tapping their Oktoberfest beer release, having a Beer Garden atmosphere, hosting some games + prizes, and offering some live music including The Stubby Shillelaghs, Robert Cline Jr and more. There will be many other unique, quality craft 1933 Brewing Co beers on tap too. Plus, grab some German sausages and more from Rocky Mountain Sausage Grill. [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

Choice City Butcher & Deli (Ft. Collins) - Put this on your pre-GABF event list for Monday, September 29th. Join Owner and Head Brewer Fred Karm and the crew from Hoppin Frog Brewery as Choice City welcomes them for a night of dinner and great beers! B.O.R.I.S the crusher, Frog’s Hollow Double Pumpkin and their 10th year collaboration Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Aged Stout, along with others will be tapped! All perfectly paired with dinner. RSVP 970-490-2489! $55 per person (+tax/tip). First beer at 6:30pm and first course at 7pm. [104 W Olive St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Tomorrow brings the return of The Baron. Their traditional Berliner Weisse sour ale. Low in alcohol with a tart almost lemony finish. They even have the syrups, raspberry and woodruff, that you can add. Want to try it early? They just tapped their Kiwi Baron firkin. Only 10 gallons so stop by soon. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Pikes Peak Brewing Co (Monument) - [PRESS RELEASE] Pikes Peak Brewing Co. is very proud to have been chosen to brew the Local 5 beer again in 2014. This “Pale Ale with a purpose” is brewed with and for the members of the Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters Association IAFF Local 5. The proceeds from the sale of Local 5 Pale Ale assist the Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters with arranging travel for Local 5 members to attend the funerals of our heroes who have lost their lives in the line of duty across the nation. As host for the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial in Colorado Springs, the Local 5 welcome firefighters from around the country each fall for a celebration of this ultimate sacrifice and service. The Local 5 Pale Ale will be released at Jack Quinns as a part of the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial gathering in Colorado Springs on Monday, September 15. Local 5 will be available on tap at multiple restaurants and bars and in local liquor stores shortly after. Pikes Peak Brewing Company’s Monument taproom will have a local celebration of the release, during Monument Beer Week on September 17 at 7:00pm. [1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument, CO]

Mountains and West

Horsefly Brewery (Montrose) - Missed this tidbit from last night but worth passing along. If you stop in on Thursdays at Horsefly Brewery and order any burger - you can receive your first beer for only a penny! Not bad eh? Plan to stop in next Thursday. [846 E Main St, Montrose, CO]

BREW Pub & Kitchen (Durango) - Just tapped - Ophelia, an American IPA brewed with lemongrass and locally grown yarrow. Pair it with some tasty food today! [117 W College Dr, Durango, CO]

Bonfire Brewing (Eagle) - Two beer tappings this weekend. THeir Wood-Splitter Pilsner gets tapped tonight and the Hop Eater IPA later this weekend. Try one or both on your next visit. [127 Second St, Eagle, CO]
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