Thursday, September 18, 2014

Colorado Beer News 091814

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Cheeseburger Day. It's the food that Jimmy Buffet eats in paradise. It's a food that is iconic of America. Go celebrate this popular food item today in a single, double or even a triple stack. Try pairing your favorite craft beer with the classic cheeseburger too. Beer will help wash down all those beefy calories. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, September 18th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Epic Brewing (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] To celebrate the Denver Brewery’s first anniversary and The Great American Beer Festival, Epic Brewing is hosting a special event on October 2nd. Epic Brewing’s Second Annual 50 Firkin Fiasco will feature fifty unique cask beers that highlight the brewery’s beer portfolio and the creativity of its brewers and cellar staff. This year the full event will be open to the public from 2:00 – 7:00 pm. Tickets are $25.00 and include a 7oz tasting glass. The first 100 people through the door will also receive a “50 Firkin Fiasco” t-shirt. Tickets are available through Imbibe Denver and at The brewing staff will be on hand to discuss the beers as participants explore the brewery. Food vendors will also be onsite during the event providing lunch and dinner. Some of the firkins that will be on tap include: Santa Cruz Brown Ale with toasted oak and whole leaf Chinook hops, Mid Mountain Mild Ale with cascara coffee cherries, Hopulent IPA with sweet orange peel, 825 State Stout with Novo Coffee “Finca Cilladiana” blend, Hop Syndrome Lager with coriander and Capt'n Crompton's Pale ale with whole leaf Cascade hops and grapefruit. “We already produce over 40 styles of beer on a regular basis at Epic and this event brings us to 90 plus. We always have something new going on and that’s a good time for everyone.” explains David Cole, Epic’s Co-Founder. [3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

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

Spangalang Brewery (Denver) - With a name like Spangalang you know it's going to be different. Soon to be former head brewer at Great Divide Brewing - Taylor Rees and two others (Austin Wiley and Darren Boyd) plan to open a new brewery sometime in 2015 in the Five Points area of Denver at 2736 Welton Street. Rees will wrap up his brewer duties at Great Divide in October and focus on this new brewery. This location is apparently in an old DMV office. Stay tuned for word on this upcoming brewery. [2736 Welton St, Denver, CO]

Kokopelli Brewing (Westminster) - Kokopelli is feeling groovy and is hosting a Kokopelli Woodstock party all day on Saturday, September 27th. Wear your tie dye clothes and get food and drink specials all day. They'll be sponsoring a rad costume contest from 2-5pm. Live music from 12pm-3pm and also 5pm-10pm. Don't be a square, come and have a far out time. Also, during GABF on Friday, October 3rd from 5-8pm Kokopelli will host their annual Block Party. Join in for $1 off house pints and plenty of giveaways and live music. [8931 Harlan St, Westminster, CO]

Living The Dream Brewing Co (Littleton) - Saison du Miel Returns on Friday the 19th! To celebrate the return of their Saison, LTD has ordered fresh Palisade Peaches to put in the Randall. Their Saison is made with honey from Beeyond The Hive in Salida and it should pair perfectly with these delicious peaches. If you've been missing the Saison then you need to stop by the brewery starting on Friday to try out the peach infused Saison! [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

Wynkoop Brewing Co (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] Wynkoop Brewing Company will release its highly acclaimed Pumpkin Ale on October 1st, 2014 in a hand-designed can. The Pumpkin Ale is a lightly spiced English-Style Brown Ale with three preparations of pumpkin added to the mash. The Pumpkin Ale, part of Wynkoop’s seasonal Even Smaller Batch series, features a smooth malt backbone with additions of CaraMalt, Crystal and roasty Brown malts. These malts are complemented with light additions of a secret spice blend to add a warming drinkability to the beer. The pumpkins are added to the mash in three ways - dried, pureed and fresh-roasted. The three preparations of pumpkin bring out the best flavor characteristics of the glorious gourd. These delicately brewed ingredients come together to create an ale that celebrates the harvest spirit enjoyed by all at the Wynkoop. The new can features art hand-drawn by Studio Pattern and is in keeping with the new Even Smaller Batch series design theme introduced by Patty’s Chile Beer earlier this year. The labels for the Even Smaller Batch series are caringly applied by hand in the packaging workshop of the brewery, located in the building’s basement. Beer Maestro Andy Brown has been seasonally brewing the Pumpkin Ale for his entire stead with the Wynkoop. Andy said, “We go out of our way to select the finest pumpkin products and spices to blend into this beer. This year, we partnered with Teakoe, a local purveyor of finely crafted premium teas, to create the spice blend for our pumpkin beer. Teakoe packaged the pie spices into super size large tea bags for us, which we then use to infuse the beer. This gives us better control over the infusion process and a very high quality of flavor, which is what we want.” [1634 18th St, Denver, CO]

Former Future Brewing Co (Denver) - Former Future is doing another Beer and Empanada Pairing with Maria Empanada at 7p on Tuesday, September 30. $18 gets you 4 beers and 4 empanadas. Tickets can be purchased in the taproom or over the phone (720-441-4253). They're also going to be releasing their first bottled beer on October 1st. Beginning when they open at 4pm, they'll be selling Bourbon Barrel Prim & Porter, aged in Barrel #13 from Law's Whiskey House (opening later this year in the Platt Park neighborhood). At only 6.5% ABV, this beer was aged for 2 months in the barrel, then blended with their porter. This creates a wonderfully rich and decadent beer with bourbon on the nose and a full, chocolatey mouthfeel. Like dessert in a bottle. Be sure to get a bottle! Also, during the bottle release, they will be screen printing t-shirts for FREE if you bring your own shirt. They will also have a limited selection of colors and sizes to purchase for $10. [1290 S Broadway, Denver, CO]

Breckenridge Brewery (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] Friday, October 3rd and Saturday, October 4th during the Great American Beer Festival, Breckenridge Brewery will host Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe at the Ogden Theater. As part of its “Hand Crafted Music Series” Breckenridge Brewery is celebrating the GABF with 2 nights of live, heavy, shake-your-tail-feather grooves from the high-energy group, Tiny Universe, led by acclaimed funk and soul master, Karl Denson. In traditional festive spirit, Breckenridge Brewery is generously giving away a considerable number of tickets to Friday’s show. To win tickets, the brewery is encouraging people to explore Denver and experience the adventure of GABF week that the city has to offer. Breckenridge Brewery has confirmed its annual Rare Beer Tour, which consists of 7 unique beers at 7 different locations around Denver. Every location will have a stack of tickets to give away during the week of GABF. All of the locations, rare beers, and ticket giveaway times can be found at Leading up to GABF week, chances to win tickets are highly likely, as Breckenridge Brewery will arrange numerous contests on their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The hashtag #BreckBrew can be used to search every opportunity to win. uring the Thursday and Friday sessions of Great American Beer Festival, Breckenridge Brewery will have tickets to give away every hour on the hour at their booth inside of the convention center. Before the show kicks off on Friday evening, Breckenridge Brewery is corralling show-goers to get over to the official pre-party taking place at the Irish Snug. Tickets to the show can be presented to servers and bartenders for a free Breckenridge Brewery beer of choice.

Mountain Toad Brewing (Golden) - It's Thursday- in addition to their ESB on the tadpole tap, they also have their Infra-Red IPA back on tap! Come get your red ale going on this fine Indian Summer day! ‪#‎craftbeer‬ ‪#‎beergarden‬ ‪#‎golden‬ [900 Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

Three Freaks Brewery (Highlands Ranch) - The Rolling Italian will be at 3 Freaks Brewery this evening! The taproom has the Belgian Dubbel back on tap, and they're brewing the stout today. [7140 E County Line Rd, Highlands Ranch, CO]

4 Noses Brewing Co (Broomfield) - Fresh Beer Release today! Fresh Hopped Proboscis Pale Ale will be tapped today. This is a new and improved version of their Pale, wet hopped with over 80 lbs of fresh hops from the western slope of Colorado and the Pacific North West. Basic Kneads will be in serving wood fired pizza all night. [8855 W 116 Cir, Broomfield, CO]

Baere Brewing Co (Denver) - Today they release their Saison brewed with orange peel, coriander and fresh ginger. It hits the taps from 5pm to 9pm tonight. Tickets for the beer dinner with Sputnik also are available in the taproom. [320 Broadway, Ste E, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - Mark your calendars for this Sunday, September 21st at the Avery Tap Room when Avery will release their Pump[KY]n, a bourbon barrel aged porter with pumpkin and spices. This beer weighs in at an astounding 17.22% ABV and will be sold by the 12oz bottle for $12 each starting at 1pm. There will also be rare beers on draft starting at 11am featuring Eremita VI, Khodynka, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Czar Imperial Stout, Bad Sally, and Papa Sour! Then, the following week on Sunday, September 28th, Avery will release Rumpkin, a rum barrel aged pumpkin ale. This one weighs in at 16.73% and is full of spicy gourdiness. 12oz bottles will sell for $12 each at 1pm. Rares on tap again at 11am. [5757 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Asher Brewing Co (Boulder) - They know you hop heads have been missing it but your wait is over.. The Greenade Organic Double IPA is now back on tap! [4699 Nautilus Ct, Ste 104, Boulder, CO]

Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) - Don your Lederhosen and come out tonight to try their OKTOBERFEST! Brewed in traditional German style with Munich and Vienna Malts, and lagered for 3 months. They had a little fun and upped the ABV which sits at 6.7%. Drink a pint or two and fill a growler to go for all your festival needs! PROST! [5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - Join in today for Oktoberfest from 5-9pm! Brat specials, Polka music and this year's tapping of Dragonhosen Imperial Oktoberfest! [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

Loveland Oktoberfest - September 20, 2014

Northern Colorado

Zwei Brüder Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Every year in Munich, Germany it's traditional to let the mayor tap the first keg of fest beer. So, Friends! You are invited to celebrate Oktoberfest at Zwei Brüder Brewery on Saturday, September 20th from 12pm to 10pm. The Mayor Kevin from the Mayor of Old Town will be tapping their Märzenbier at noon in the biergarten. During and after the tapping enjoy enthusiastic polka themed melodies from their very own Colorado State University students. [4612 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] The Fort Collins Brewery (FCB) is excited to announce its inaugural Malt Monster 5K race presented by Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine on Saturday, October 11th at 10 a.m. Beginning and ending at FCB, the Malt Monster 5K participants are encouraged to dress in costume and can run or walk the course. For a $29 registration fee, participants will receive a FCB sports pack and pint glass, chipped timed bibs, beer samples and appetizers, along with a costume contest and prizes. A portion of the proceeds will go to FoCo cafe, a nonprofit restaurant built on a pay-as-you-can model for the Fort Collins community. Participants can look forward to their custom sports pack filled with sponsor gifts from Altitude Running, Honey Stinger, Kate’s Real Food, Noosa Yoghurt, Polar Bottle, Public Service Credit Union and The Alison Group. At the end of the race, participants will receive a sample of the newest member of the Malt Monster Series, Barnaby Barley Wine, along with appetizers from Gravity 1020 Modern Tavern. Barnaby, Barley Wine greets you with raw malty aromas reminiscent of caramel, brown sugar, ripe stone fruits and floral hops. The first sip brings all the rich complexity of the aroma to life, finishing silky smooth and incredibly satisfying. An awards party and activities including a photo booth from Big Daddy Photo Booth and chair massages from Poudre Waters Massage will be at FCB to conclude the Malt Monster 5K. Registration for the Malt Monster 5K can be completed on the homepage slider at or on Eventbrite. For more information call 970-472-1499. [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Stevetoberfest is coming September 20th. You heard right. If your name is Steve, Stephen, Steven, Stephanie, Stevie, Steffi, etc. then your first beer is on them! Come celebrate the Oktoberfest season from 2pm to 7pm Saturday. There will be 5 beer releases that day: Stevetoberfest Marzen, "May Contain Peanuts" - Peanut Brittle Red, Yoshi's Huevos - Peach Ale, Rattlesnake Jack - Blackberry Sour, and a 2012 Sleeping Elephant Old Ale. Live music from 4 groups from 2:15pm til 7pm. Food will be available from Hog Wild BBQ featuring brats, pulled pork, hot dogs and other items. Bring a blank shirt to get a fun screen print made. Bouncy castle for the kids too. [242 N COllege Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Get $1 off pints of their American Wild Ale "No Risk" today! Tomorrow, September 19th, their pumpkin porter "Most Irregular" comes back! Come by the brewery or try it at the Loveland Oktoberfest Saturday. Also, Saturday they will be tapping "In Love with Summer", their strawberry rhubarb wheat to celebrate the end of summer! There is only a small keg left so come get it while it lasts! [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

The Mayor of Old Town (Ft. Collins) - Win a New Belgium Brewing Cruiser Bike!! Buy any New Belgium beer from now until 9/24 and receive a raffle ticket! The raffle will be held on 9/24 at 8:00pm. Must be present to win. [632 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Get your lederhosen and dirndl dresses ready for next week. They are hosting an Oktoberfest party Thursday, Sept. 25th, from 5pm-8pm, with their friends from Zwei Brüder Brewing, Left Hand Brewing Company and The Fort Collins Brewery. Show up in your German attire and you'll earn a FREE raffle ticket for their many raffle drawings all night! Are you the best stein holder out there? Come prove it that night @ 7pm. You have one week, get to practicing. [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - The brewery expansion continues! When the homebrew shop vacated the back room, Crabtree moved in and set up their new packaging room. It's almost complete and soon will be putting bottles through their paces. Get ready for more packaged beer Colorado! [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Southern Front Range

Paradox Beer Co (Woodland Park) - In celebration of their Two Year Anniversary, this month they will be pulling a few selections from their private bottle cellar to make them available in the Tasting Room. It all starts at 4pm today availability is very limited. Some of these beers will be pouring: "End of the Beginning #1", Cerveza Provisional (Farmhouse Ale), and "Rum Barrel Hell For Stout". [106 E Village Terrace, Ste 100, Woodland Park, CO]

Dodgeton Creek Brewing Co (Trinidad) - Thursday's taproom hours are 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The tap line up is: Cream Ale, Coffee Porter, India Pale Ale, Rapture Pale Ale, Wheated Bitter, Extra Pale Ale, Milk Stout, and Pumpkin Stout. THey will be closed on Friday between 5-6pm for a private event, otherwise Fridays hours are the normal 2pm to 10pm. [36730 Democracy Dr, Trinidad, CO]

Pikes Peak Brewing Co (Monument) - Now you can get anew 32oz Peak-Can filled with the beer of your choice to take home starting today in their tap room. Happy Monument Beer Week! [1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument, CO]

Trinity Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Are you ready for ‪#‎GABF‬?! Trinity Brewing sure is! All of their Past GABF medal winners are tapping today! Stop in and taste some of their best. ‪#‎KillThePintGlass‬ [1466 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Roaring Fork Beer Co (Carbondale) - Their brewer's infusion last night was so popular they have decided to keep it going for awhile. They infused their Casey Brewing and Blending and RFBC sour pale ale collab brew WITH local Palisade peach preserve and it is outta control delish! Come try it tonight and pair with tacos from Señor Taco Show. [1941 Dolores Way, #81623, Carbondale, CO]

Out of State Beers in Colorado

Magnolia Brewing Co (California) - Dave McLean, brewmaster and founder of San Francisco’s Magnolia Brewing Company, announced today the launch of Magnolia beer in Denver and Boulder, Colorado. From the brewery’s beginnings on Haight Street to its newly opened 10,000-square-foot facility in the Dogpatch neighborhood, Magnolia has been producing some of San Francisco’s most beloved and sought-after beers for over 16 years. Its distribution in Colorado marks the first time the beer will be available outside of California. Magnolia has partnered with local brewery Crooked Stave Artisan Beers to distribute kegs within the Denver and Boulder markets. Some key accounts include: Falling Rock, Highland Tap & Burger, Vine Street Pub, Asbury Provisions, West End Tap, Mountain Sun, Under the Sun, Southern Sun, among others.


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