Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Colorado Beer News 091614

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Get Ready Day. This is a day to take steps to help prepare you and your family for the possibility of a disaster. This includes readiness for illnesses, natural disasters (floods, storms, fire, etc) and other emergencies. How prepared are you for an emergency? Take steps today to stock up on things you might need in case of an unexpected catastrophe. Speaking of stocking up, you can also use this day to stock up on your favorite craft beer. After all, you never know where your next beer might come from. Better stock up just to be sure. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, September 16th, 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

Barrels and Bottles Brewery (Golden) - Want a chance to go to the GABF but don't have a ticket? Please join Barrels and Bottles for their 1 year anniversary celebration this Saturday evening, September 20th. If you can't make it Saturday evening, please stop in this week for a pint and buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a pair of GABF tickets. Raffle tickets cost $1 each or $5 for 6. All money collected from this raffle will go to Miles for Melanoma, Melanoma Research Foundation, Food Bank of the Rockies. Tickets were donated by Voss Farms Colorado. They are giving away a total of two pairs of tickets for the Friday night (October 3rd) GABF session. Special tap releases all day long. [600 12th St, Golden, CO]

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - September Cask Month continues at CKBC this Wednesday with a tapping of a Pomegranate Molasses Blonde ale. Something new on cask each Wednesday. Stop in for a glass. The Ckrepes food truck will also be on hand that day at 3pm. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

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

Epic Brewing (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] This week is Epic Brewing's One Year Anniversary Week! They will be celebrating all week long with events. Stop in any day through Saturday September 20th. Win a brew day at Epic – Patrons are invited to use the Taproom Typewriter to leave us a note, a poem, or a short essay about why they love Colorado. One lucky winner will get to brew a batch of Escape to Colorado IPA with our brewers. Also, enter for a chance to win a custom Epic KOTA Longboard. Tickets are $2.00 and proceeds benefit the Colorado Brewers Guild. Today Epic is selling limited edition Escape to Colorado T-shirts. Shirts are $20 and come with a six pack of Escape to Colorado cans or $15 with a bomber. Wednesday 9/17 is Tapas Night. Roaming Bull Brasserie, a local food truck, will be preparing tapas items featuring local ingredients. There will also be two special real-ale firkins of Escape to Colorado IPA. These firkins were made by local homebrewers during the recent American Homebrewers Association Rally. Thursday is Finger Painting - Beertender and artist Eric Matelski will be leading participants through a Colorado themed finger painting. Participation is free but can be messy. Friday 9/19 is Fan Friday - Show a little love by wearing your Epic gear. There will be specials throughout the day on both draft and packaged beer. And finally on Saturday 9/20 it's Escape to Colorado IPA Firkin Day - they will be tapping three different cask hopped versions of Escape to Colorado IPA. Each firkin was packed with whole leaf hops and cellared to showcase the. The varieties include Apollo, Amarillo, and Chinook with spruce tips. The firkins will be tapped at 1pm. [3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Joyride Brewing Co (Edgewater) - It's their two month anniversary and they're celebrating by releasing Fresh Nugz, their wet hop pale ale. Joyride's brewmaster did some "quality control" this morning and gave it a thumbs up! They also have their weekly bike ride around the lake tonight, meet next door at Yawp Cyclery at 6:30pm for a 7pm departure. Happy hour pricing for those who ride! Plus, they have a new food truck, JR's Smokehouse. It's a great night to Hop On! [2501 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co (Broomfield) - What do "20oz Alice", "16oz 3 Putt", and "13oz Porter" all have in common? They're $2 off today! Enjoy $2 off ALL beers ALL sizes. It's $2 Tuesday. [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

Diebolt Brewing Co (Denver) - It's officially their anniversary week and things are starting to come together. The corn hole is set up, barrel aged beers are kegged and carbonated, the guitars are tuned, vocals are warmed up and the brewery is about as clean as it's been in a year. They're ready to rock out with their bock out. For more info on their anniversary celebration visit their website. [3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - It's $2 Tuesday where you can get $2 pints of beer and $2 slices of cheese pizza. Choose from Regular or Oak-aged Liquid Resume Pale Ale, Dank IPA, Ryot Amber Rye Ale, Ron Burgundy Wet Hop Ale, Toffee Porter, Leaves of Lemongrass Belgian Witbier, or Model Citizen Golden Ale. Plus, trivia tonight from 9-11pm. [6730 S Cornerstar Way, Ste D, Aurora, CO]

Call to Arms Brewing Co (Denver) - In the wake of their inaugural Peace & Assist event, their friends at Cannonball Creek Brewing Company were kind enough to save them a keg of their collaborative Belgian farmhouse ale brewed with hibiscus, pink peppercorns, and cardamom, and fermented with a brett/Dupont yeast blend. That 15.5 gallon keg will now become three 5.16 gallon pins, and those three pins will soon find shelter within three of Denver's finest taprooms. Their 1st tapping will take place Monday, September 29th at Cheba Hut Toasted Subs-Denver during their Colorado Craft Brew Kickoff Party for the GABF starting at 6 PM. The 2nd tapping will take place at Star Bar (Denver) on Tuesday, September 30th. The keg will be pouring once Star Bar opens at 4 PM, and the Call to Arms gang will roll in around 6 PM. The last tapping will take place on the final evening of the Great American Beef Fest: Saturday, October 4th at Berkeley Untapped. The beer will be on tap starting at 4 PM, and the Call to Arms posse will be there all night long. The fine folks at Untapped give at least $.25 from each drink purchase to an environmental, humanitarian, or animal charity, and in that spirit, they plan to work together to donate a percentage of the sales of P&A No.1 to Mount Saint Vincent Home. Call to Arms plans to open their brewery in early 2015 at 4526 Tennyson St, Denver, CO.

Parry's Pizza (Highlands Ranch) - Mark your calendars! Grimm Brothers Brewhouse will be sampling their beer and handing out free pint glasses (while supplies last). They're doing this from 6pm-8pm, September 26th at the Highlands Ranch Parry's Pizza location. Get down there and get some glass! It's a pint night! Always 50 craft beers on draft. #AleYeah [9567 S University Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO]

38 State Brewing Co (Littleton) - Reminder that for trivia tomorrow night, the winner gets a pair of tickets to the GABF! Come in have a beer and try to win. [8071 S Broadway Ste A, Littleton, CO]

World of Beer LoDo (Denver) - Just in time for GABF season, World of Beer LoDo opens its doors this SUNDAY at 11am! Come join in for their GRAND OPENING where you can watch football, try their amazing tavern fare, and of course, sip on endless amounts of delicious craft beer (drink responsibly). This marks the third location in the Denver metro area for World of Beer. World of Beer LoDo is located at: 1555 Blake St, Unit 102, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - Fans of Avery's big coffee-infused version of Mephistopheles Imperial Stout - aka Tweak - will be thrilled to learn that Avery Brewing plans to put Tweak in bottles for a future release later this year. Tweak already has a label with a bottled on date of November 2, 2014. The brew will weigh in around 15.9% and be released in 12oz bottles presumably sometime in November. Expect to hear about a big release event in the weeks to come. Previously, Tweak was only available on tap during special occasions (like GABF and other events). This Tweak release will be part of Avery's Annual Barrel Series. These bottles will be marked as "Batch No. 1". Stay tuned for further news on this bottle release.

BRU handbuilt ales & eats (Boulder) - Starting today, Tuesdays just got a lot more awesome with ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR! It starts today (9/16). Get $3 16oz or $5 22oz handbuilt ales, $4 wine and delicious eats priced from $1.50 to $4 each. [5290 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO]

Echo Brewing Co (Frederick) - Tonight is GABF Trivia Tuesday. Come play trivia tonight for a chance to win Great American Beer Festival tickets. Chaulkboard Gourmet Express will be serving the tap room 5:30-8:30pm and trivia starts at 7pm. [5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co (Longmont) - It's back! The return of Warrior IPA comes this Friday, September 19th at the taproom! Plus join in for their little toast to their 21st anniversary and an After Hours concert featuring Leftapalooza winner My Blue Sky! [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - Speaking of odd... Odd13 Brewing is now officially on the corner of S Couch Ave and E Simpson Dr. That's right, they are on a different corner, without even moving! The City of Lafayette officially changed the name of the cross streets, as Gough has no known historical significance, but Couch does. There was a Dr Couch located in Lafayette, and it is thought the typesetter actually replaced C's with G's.
Come on out for Trivia this evening at 7pm, and have a bite to eat from Bumper Crop. [301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO]

Loveland Oktoberfest - September 20, 2014

Northern Colorado

New Belgium Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] As summer changes over to fall, New Belgium Brewing unveils its new line-up for the cooler weather. Pumpkick is back after debuting in 2013, this time with new artwork, but the same spices and bite of bitterness. This beer encompasses all that is fall, pouring a festive orange color with a slight haze and finishing quick and dry. Pumpkick is a spiced ale brewed with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. It has a unique, tart kick from cranberries and a hint of lemongrass. Added oats cream up the mouthfeel, making this anything but your typical pumpkin beer. Pumpkick is 6 percent ABV and 18 IBUs. It is available in 12 oz. bottles and draft now through October. The Lips of Faith series adds Le Terroir, a dry-hopped American sour ale packing the bold, hoppy nose of an American IPA and all the pucker of a well-crafted sour. Le Terroir is a French term meaning “of the earth,” and references the environmental conditions that affect the beer. The Amarillo hops serve as an aromatic complement to its complex, wood-aged backbone, leaving no bitterness. A juicy finish rounds it out. Le Terroir is 7.5 percent ABV and available in 22 oz. bombers and on draft now through December. In the Hop Kitchen Series, Hop the Pond is a double IPA brewed with Admiral hops from England, Galaxy hops from Australia, Styrian Dana hops and Citra hops from the U.S. This beer hints of malty sweetness with big bitterness that bounds in with a full, fireball temperament. Brewed with raw international materials, Hop the Pond is a potent mixture of tropical fruits and herbal, resinous notes. Its diverse flavors and aromas will bounce truly adventurous hopheads around the world in 80 IBUs. Hop the Pond is 8 percent ABV and is available on draft now until it’s gone. [500 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - Tomorrow marks another in a long line of Wednesday Firkin releases. At 5pm High Hops will tap a firkin of their "Pretzel Porter". They added two pounds of pretzels to the mash in this rich, malty brew. Then on Thursday, September 18th you can get a sneak peak taste of Monster Mash, a Pumpkin Pie Porter. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - Loveland Aleworks just released their Blueberry Sour Ale. This is billed as a seriously funky sour ale with delicate blueberry flavor. It is crisp and semi-dry with notable acidity on the front end. It finishes with earthy and wild flavors. Surprisingly quaffable at 6.3% ABV. Available now in the taproom.

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Don't forget that today is their Flood Hound Ale taproom release at 2pm. It's their popular Red Necktar aged 6 months in a Spirit Hound's flood rum barrel. You're gonna love it! [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Today is Taster Tray Tuesday. Get $2 off taster trays today. They've got 10 delicious brews to choose from - or simply choose them all! Another special, if you're paying attention:
When you come in today and tell your fabulous beer tender these exact words, "Congratulations on your Wedding this Sunday!", you'll get $1 off a pint! [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Smiling Toad Brewery (Colorado Springs) - It's Tuesday and that means another busy week of pouring beer at their new taproom. Here are their brews of the week: Wet Hopped IPA, Pale Ale, Amber, Vanilla Porter, Scotch Wee Heavy, IPA, and Lavender. Bite Me Gourmet Sausages will also be on site today. [1757 S 8th St, Ste 100, Colo. Springs, CO]

Pikes Peak Brewing Co (Monument) - Monument Beer Week continues at PPBC tonight. They're hosting a 2011 Tap Takeover and are pouring beers from Colorado breweries that also opened in 2011. Come taste beers from Arvada Beer Co, CAUTION: Brewing, Copper Kettle Brewing, Denver Beer Co, Renegade Brewing and of course Pikes Peak Brewing. [1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument, CO]

Mountains and West

Kannah Creek Brewing Co (Grand Junction) - They have a few tickets left for tonight's Bacon & Beer Pairing event! Join in at 6pm for a full pint of your choice then the pairings will begin at 6:30pm. There are 5 bacon infused small plate dishes each perfectly paired with a Kannah Creek beer. The event is led by their brewer Pete and is just $25. Stop by the brewpub to reserve your tickets! [1960 N 12th St, Grand Junction, CO]

Ska Brewing (Durango) - [PRESS RELEASE] This September sees two limited releases for Ska Brewing Co.––the Local Series Hoperation Ivy Fresh-Hop IPA and the Autumnal Molé Stout. Hoperation Ivy was brewed within hours of the hop harvest in August and will hit shelves September 16th as #24 in Ska’s Local Series. This year’s “all-Colorado” batch used fresh Colorado Cascade hops from High Wire Hop Farms in Paonia and grain from Colorado Malting Company in Alamosa. The timing of the harvest and conditions of the growing season contribute a unique character to each year’s batch. Generally, when hops are harvested they are dried and pressed into pellets, but fresh hop, or “wet-hop” beers use whole flowers that were plucked from the bine just hours before and still retain most of the volatile flavor compounds that are lost during processing. If this rare and delicious beer isn't enough, September 23rd begins the third year of Ska’s Seasonal Stout program––featuring a different canned stout released near the equinox or solstice of each of the four seasons––kicking off with Autumnal Molé Stout. The Autumnal Molé Stout is an ale brewed with cocoa nibs, spices and three varieties of chile peppers: Ancho, Guajillo and Hatch green chiles, (also known as Anaheim Peppers.) [225 Girard St, Durango, CO]

Broken Compass Brewing Co (Breckenridge) - Over the last week and a half, Broken Compass has been busy adding to their tap list with some Fall seasonals. Come try their new Ginger pale Ale, their Irish Red, and their new Double IPA (8.2% ABV). A taste for just about everyone's palate. And coming soon is their Chocolate Pumpkin Stout. [68 Continental Ct, B12, Breckenridge, CO]

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co (Edwards) - Today i also National Guacamole Day, and what better way to enjoy your guac than with an ice-cold craft beer? Crazy Mountain is pleased to announce their partnership with the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant family to release a beer specially crafted for them: Loco Rio India Vienna Lager. This tasty beer will be available on tap at several Rio Grande locations throughout Colorado, including the newest in Frisco. Grab some guacamole and a Loco Rio pint at your local Rio Grande restaurant today! [439 Edwards Access Rd, B-102, Edwards, CO]

Roaring Fork Beer Co (Carbondale) - Community Night for Lucky Day Animal Rescue is tonight! 6pm-8pm! $1 of every beer sale tonight goes towards this amazing non-profit, their mission is to aid lost, abandoned and suffering animals through rehabilitation, re-homing, education and love. Come meet the adoptable dogs, meet the Lucky Day crew and enjoy live music by Electric Lemon at 6pm! [1941 Dolores Way #81623, Carbondale, CO]

Storm Peak Brewing Co (Steamboat Springs) - There's 7 beers on tap right now at Storm Peak Brewing. They opened at 2pm today with: 40 West Amber Ale, Flare Orange Wheat, Funky Touch Belgian Style Pale Ale, I Like The Way She Moos Milk Stout, Tipa IPA - Dirty Shovel Double IPA, and Mr. Night Black IPA. [1744 N Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO]

Elevation Beer Co (Poncha Springs) - It's back! Downpour Fresh Hope Ale is now on tap at the Elevation tasting room only. It's a big beer weighing in at 8.3% ABV. Get some soon and see what fresh hops can do. [115 Pahlone Pkwy, Poncha Springs, CO]

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