Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Colorado Beer News 093014

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Ask a Stupid Question Day. This day is sometimes celebrated on the last school day of September and was created as a way for teachers to get students to ask more questions. Whether questions be silly, not well thought out, or just plain stupid - everyone is encouraged to go out today and ask questions about anything. For adults, we can ask questions too. Why is fizzy yellow beer supposed to be ice cold? Why is craft beer more expensive than regular beer? Whatever question you have, perhaps the answer may inspire you to keep asking questions. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, September 30th, 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

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - Dad & Dude's will be pouring 10 beers both at the GABF and in their brewpub this week. Stop by Booth 131 and check them out. Dude’s Brews, the packaged beer division for the brewpub, is now releasing a pair of new canned goods as of August -- Leaves of Lemongrass Wit and Riot Rye Ale -- in 16-oz cans. These join Dude’s first canned beer, the cult-favorite Dank IPA. The canned beers are produced through a new and clever alternating proprietorship with Rockyard Brewing in Castle Rock, CO. [6730 S Cornerstar Way, Aurora, CO]

Wynkoop Brewing Co (Denver) - Tomorrow in the Wynkoop taproom, their seasonal "Pumpkin Ale" will be released. It will be on tap at Wynkoop and they will also have 12oz cans available to take home. Embrace the Fall with this spiced brew. [1634 18th St, Denver, CO]

Platt Park Brewing Co (Denver) - Some new events are coming soon to Platt Park Brewing. Look for special "The 11th Tap Project" tappings that feature classic and experimental beers in pins and firkins in the near future. They just got in their new firkins and small batch kegs. In the meantime, stop in for their regular lineup of brews and play Trivia tonight at 7pm. [1875 S Pearl St, Denver, CO]

Fiction Beer Co (Denver) - Denver's newest brewery is planning to tap a special experimental beer on Friday at 6pm. Stop in and try "Somewhere Around Barstow", an IPA brewed with cantaloupe and grapefruit. You'll enjoy this one cover to cover (aka sip to sip). [7101 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO]

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Denver) - The first of five beer releases this week is now on tap (if just for a limited time): Barrel-Aged First Descent Old Ale (15.5% ABV, 50 IBU) - it was one of Denver Westword's top 2013 Colorado beers, and featured in VISIT DENVER's 2014-2015 Denver Beer Trail! Plus, there's an even bigger beer being released tomorrow. [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

38 State Brewing Co (Littleton) - Come watch the A's vs. Royals wild card game tonight. They'll have a Rum Barrel aged beer on tap too - so come on by and try it! [8071 S Broadway, Ste A, Littleton, CO]

4 Noses Brewing Co (Broomfield) - 4 Noses Brewing is releasing something new everyday this week! It may be a pin, it may be a firkin, it may be something that has been hibernating in a barrel and it may even be an entirely new beer. Tonight they will be releasing "Reciprocal" KY Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout. They will be tapping no more than 1 x 5 gallon keg of this each night until it is gone! [8555 W 116 Cir, Broomfield, CO]

Call to Arms Brewing Co (Denver) - This yet to open brewery will be hosting their 2nd GABF event tonight at Star Bar in Denver where they will be tapping their Peace & Assist No. 1, a collaboration brew they did with Cannonball Creek Brewing of Golden. Call to Arms will be doing a $2 raffle for two tickets to the Avery/Euclid Hall Midnight Breakfast also. [Star Bar: 2137 Larimer St, Denver, CO]

Chain Reaction Brewing Co (Denver) - This brewery is kicking off GABF week right with a special collaboration brew they did with Black Sky Brewery. Stop in for a glass of Fresh Hop IPA. It's as fresh as it gets. More tappings daily through Friday. Food trucks on site nightly. [902 S Lipan St, Denver, CO]

Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew (Denver) - The brewery will be open at 2pm all week long for GABF. Today, in celebration of the return of fall and all the rad things it brings, they are proud to announce the return of their Pumpkin Ale. It had roasted pumpkin and brown sugar in the mash with spices added post fermentation. 7% ABV, 100% rad. [2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO]

Epic Brewing Co (Denver) - Element 29, their newest beer will be available in the tap room on Thursday, October 2nd. Coming in at 5.2% ABV, this Amarillo pale ale is easy drinking and is best enjoyed watching a Colorado sunset. Also available in cans. [3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - They're opening at noon this week, and have lots of awesome beer to drink! Wed - Sweet Potato Pie Porter at noon, Comfortable Food Truck at 4:00pm. Thu - Double IPA at noon, Lemongrass Ginger Cream Ale firkin at 1:00, Wet Hop Centennial Pale Ale firkin at 3:00, Session IPA sixtel tapping at 5:30, Farm to Truck at 4:00pm. Fri - Pacific Rim Saison firkin at 1:00, Wet Hop Dry Hop Wet Hop(!) Centennial Pale Ale firkin at 3:00, Big Kiwi Eats at 4:00pm. Sat - BARREL AGED DAY! Tripel at noon, Tequila Barrel Aged Tripel at 1:00, Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter at 3:00, Basic Kneads Pizza all day. Sun - BLUEGRASS BRUNCH AT 11:00! Beer, live bluegrass, donuts, and barbecue. Black IPA and Red X at open. [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

De Steeg Brewing (Denver) - They have two new delicious beers for you for Wednesday, October 1st! 1) Their much requested Imperial Pumpkin Ale is back at 11% ABV and smooth as silk. No spices, this is no Pumpkin Pie beer. 2) Their highly anticipated Tequila Aged Agave Tripel. Light with beautiful Belgian esters. The tequila comes through on the nose and develops on the palette over time. You must try it! [4342 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Gravity Brewing (Louisville) - There's going to be daily beer tappings from October 1st through the 5th for GABF week. Wednesday - Apple Whiskey Barrel Mendacious Belgian Golden Strong, Thursday - Bourbon Barrel Flanders Red, Friday - Rum Barrel Mendacious Belgian Golden Strong, Saturday - Barrel Aged Brett Mendacious, and Sunday - Barrel Aged Brett Extra Special Bitter (ESB). Plus, they will be doing a month-long Oktoberfest celebration. Extended hours during GABF week. Come see them at GABF at booth G26 Mountain Region. [1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, CO]

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - GABF Week has arrived and the Avery Tap Room is planning to host special tappings daily Wednesday through Saturday in Boulder. Look for special tappings daily at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. These will include rare, seasonal and hard to find beers. Tomorrow's tappings include: Pump[KY]n at 1pm, Rumpkin at 3pm and Eremita VIII at 5pm. Then on Thursday: Drew's Fuzzy Peach and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Czar at 1pm, Bad Karma at 3pm and Raven and Eremita IV at 5pm. On Friday: Mephistopheles '13 and Eremita V at 1pm, Eremita VII at 3pm, and Sour 10 lb Strawberry and Twelve (Anniversary Ale) at 5pm. Then rounding it off on Saturday: Papa Sour and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Trogdor at 1pm, The Preacher and The Beast '10 at 3pm, and The Czar '12 and The Kaiser '12 at 5pm. And that's just what they're doing at home. They're also heavily involved in events around the Denver metro area for GABF. [5757 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

300 Suns Brewing (Longmont) - Here's what's tappening at 300 Suns for GABF Week. Today they tapped their "Trail Marker Imperial IPA" (8.5% ABV and 100 IBUs). Happy Hour from 2-6pm. On Wed. Oct 1st - Happy Hour 2-6pm, Ladies Night all day, $1 off pints, and a tapping of a cask of ESB. On Fri. Oct. 3rd - a tapping of a Ginger ESB, plus Shopey's Sandwiches on site 5-8pm. Then on Sat. Oct 4th - Dubs Grub w/Wings 5-8pm. And on Sun. Oct. 5th - get $1 off growler fills all day long. [335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO]

Upslope Brewing Co (Boulder) - The time has finally come... Today's their Pumpkin Ale Release Party at their Flatiron Park tap room (5-9 pm) with live music from Alex Maryol (6-8 pm) & Heirloom food truck! Taps are flowin' now! They're also tapping their Plum & Cardamom Saison collab brewed with Hops & Pie! Can't make the trip to Boulder? Head over to their spot in Denver TONIGHT & get a taste. [1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO]

Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) - Many reasons to stop by today! Today they tap a Gin barrel aged Tropical Paradise IIPA (11% ABV with Citra & Amarillo hops & fresh mangoes and ginger aged in a Roundhouse spirits gin barrel), there's a 5 beer & cheese pairing with The Cheese Course starting at 6p, and it's happy hour all night! [5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO]

Finkel & Garf Brewing Co (Boulder) - They have been waiting for the perfect time to release their OAK AGED IMPERIAL RED. Well... it's the week of GABF, so what better time? It will be released TOMORROW (Oct 1) in the tap room! [5455 Spine Rd, Ste A, Boulder, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Odell Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] On October 1, 2014, Odell Brewing will release Woodcut No. 8, a Barleywine-style ale aged in new American oak barrels. The eighth release in the revered series pays tribute to the brewery’s English style brewing roots. Each Woodcut offering is a truly limited edition beer with a unique flavor that comes from select hops, fine malted barley, and the brewers’ careful aging process. Each brew is aged in virgin oak barrels that are retired after the release. Woodcut No. 8 has a rich malt base with notes of dried fruit that mingle with hints of toasted coconut, vanilla and turbinado sugar from the new oak. Slightly warming and sweet, the beer boasts delicate crème brûlée character that will evolve and mellow with age. Woodcut No. 8 will be available in the brewery’s tap room beginning October 1st, just in time for the Great American Beer Festival® visitors. Woodcut No. 8 is offered in 750 ml cork and cage finished bottles throughout the breweries 11 state distribution footprint. [800 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Don't forget! Tonight is their monthly taproom potluck dinner starting at 6:30pm. The theme for this month is Oktoberfest! Also, for GABF week, they are tapping their 2013 Mule Kick Strong Ale. There's just a few gallons of this so enjoy while you can! [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] From their home at 1020 E. Lincoln Ave. Fort Collins, Colo. The Fort Collins Brewery is excited to release the newest addition to the FCB full time beer lineup, 1020 Pale Ale. 1020 Pale Ale has a citrus aroma with underlying tones of pine and grapefruit zest that inhabit the flavor, while a smooth, light body and crisp, clean bitterness from the Magnum, Cascade and Chinook hops leave your palate both refreshed and liberated. Stats: 5.3% ABV, 12 SRM, 40 IBU. “With our 10 year anniversary coming up in October we had a great opportunity to reflect and plan for the next 20 years. It was through that process that 1020 was born,” said Operations Manager, Thomas Barnett. “We’re very excited to add an easy-drinking pale ale to our year-round brands.” To celebrate the occasion, FCB announced October 20th as 1020 Day. Throughout the day, FCB is encouraging consumers to post creative photos to their own Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter accounts of the number 1020 with the #1020 for a chance to win a customized gift basket. 1020 Pale Ale will be available year-round to FCB’s 22-state distribution territory. 1020 is purchasable in draft and 12 oz. bottles sold in 6-packs and FCB’s Brewer’s Lunchbox, a variety 12-pack.

Buckhorn Brewers (Loveland) - This Saturday, October 4th is our next "Drink-In Movie". Join them in the evening for a private, after hours showing of Monty Python and The Holy Grail. As always, come in costume and get a free pint. Bring your chairs, blankets and friends, movie starts when it gets dark (6:45-7:00pm-ish). [4229 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - GABF is almost here and it's time to celebrate ‪#‎GABFLoveland‬ style! Today they tap Randolf, their German style gose. This is a tart beer with salt and coriander adding complexity and flavor. It tapped at 1pm and they only have a small amount available. Stop by and try it today. More new beer tappings daily through GABF week. Tomorrow they bring out some stashed away Bleeding Heart Raspberry Porter. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - This October High Hops is taking a break from their "Firkin Hump Day" to release unto the world something dark and sinister, beers they discovered in the depths of Windsor, brews so Evil that they are not sure that that small town is ready for them. They bring you "Ales from the Crypt." Every Wednesday at 5pm they'll introduce one of the brews and on the night of All Hallows Eve they will end the month will a special release to "appease the demons!" Try them all if you dare! This Wednesday, October 1st - get ready for "The Raven", an Ales From the Crypt release of a blackberry pilsner. Then coming up on Thursday, Oct. 2nd, High Hops will release "The Dead One", an Imperial India Brown Ale weighing in at 10.5% ABV. Then, this Saturday, there will be a third beer release - "Sweet Pepper Wheat", very low heat with a kiss of honey. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Snowbank Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Snowbank Brewing's official ‪#‎GABF‬ week begins tomorrow! They have a LOT of specialty kegs going on tap - one or two new brews every day from Wednesday through Sunday. Here's a little preview: Roasted Peach Infused Colorado Red, Lemony Moon Arete, Blue Skies Winery collaboration: Malbec-Oaked Moon Arete, Cranknstein collaboration: Coffee Bike Trail Pale, Nuance Chocolate collaboration: Ghana Chocolate Pawnee Porter, Green Chile Bike Trail Pale, Coffee Pawnee Porter, and Cocoa Coffee Porter. The taproom is open today until 8pm. Come on in for a pint and start warming up for the exciting week ahead! [225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Ft. Collins, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - Tomorrow, October 1st, Broken Plow will tap their Okotoberfest Der Pflug Lager. Meanwhile, stop in and play Trivia tonight. Elements Wood Fired Oven will be on site Wednesday and Friday. And live music Friday night from Meraki. [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - Their ‪#‎GABF‬ week small-batch tappings continue today with a Strawberry Rhubarb Sour Ale - on tap now! This deliciousness won't last long, so come and get it! ‪#‎GABFLoveland‬ [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Fieldhouse Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - After a long week of closing the doors in light of the loss of a family member and business partner, they are excited to announce that they will be open tomorrow October 1st! Come hang out and support their re-opening. Tomorrow is Test Tap Wednesday and they will be tapping an Imperial Chocolate Orange Stout paired with smoked-duck egg rolls and orange dipping sauce from Treehouse BBQ. Be there at 5pm! Let's sell out the tap and truck tomorrow! Thursday they'll have the Packers vs Vikings game on the mega screen. Friday is live music and Run N' Grub KC BBQ. Sunday come watch the Broncos and if they win some lucky open tab will get paid off for free! [521 S Tejon, Colo. Springs, CO]

Red Leg Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Here's what's going on at Red Leg Brewing during GABF Week: Thurs. Oct 2nd - play Beer Trivia at 7pm. Prizes for the winners. On Fri. Oct 3rd - they're tapping a new beer at 5pm: "Alpha Company", a single hopped pale ale with Apollo hops. THen on Sat. Oct. 4th - another new beer tapping: "Scottish Tattoo", a Scottish ale at 3pm. [4630 Forge Rd, Ste B, Colo. Springs, CO]

Iron Bird Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - There will be a tapping today of their "Red", a cask ale. Treehouse BBQ will also be on hand tonight serving up food you'll want to pair it with. On a sad note, all of their 7 barrels of pumpkin beer is now completely gone. But never fear, another batch will be ready by next Tuesday. [402 S Nevada Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Pikes Peak Brewing Co (Monument) - Today they tapped their "Hot Shot Green Chili Ale". Serving it up for you all night til close. [1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument, CO]

Mountains and West

The breweries up in the mountains were all getting ready for GABF. More news from them tomorrow!

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