Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Colorado Beer News 100714

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Bald and Free Day. OK guys, and some of you ladies - this is a day to let that head of yours shine. Show off that gorgeous bald head of yours and be proud of the head you've got. Be sure to take off your hats, hoodies or whatever else is covering your head today and be proud to be bald! And if you're lucky, someone might just buy y you a beer today. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, October 7th, 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

Parry's Pizza (Greenwood Village) - Mark your calendars for saturday, October 25th from 11am til late - that's the date for Parry's "Liberate Yourself from Crappy Beer Fest No. 3". This event is gonna be loaded with crafty drafts from Avery Brewing Co. Explore some tap room only offerings that are sure to shore up any doubts you may have had about Avery Brewing Company, if any. Greenwood Village location only. Always 50 craft beers on tap. #AleYeah [5970 S Holly St, Greenwood Village, CO]

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - We're in the midst of the pumpkin beer season and Copper Kettle has one they know you'll like. Stop in this Wednesday, October 8th for a firkin (cask) tapping of their "Pumpkin Milk stout". It's dark, semi-sweet, and has a wonderful pumpkin pie aroma. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

River North Brewery (Denver) - The next big beer release will happen on Saturday, October 18th when River North releases "Big City Quad". Coming in at 13.7% ABV, Big City Quad is the highest-gravity beer they've ever released. Rich Belgian specialty malts meld with notes of rye whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters, resulting in a magnificent quadrupel ale to savor now or cellar for a long as you can stand. Both drafts and bombers-to-go ($15, limit three) will be available at the release party. More bottles will hit store shelves in Colorado and Kansas City in the weeks following the release. They have 150 cases total. [2401 Blake St, Unit 1, Denver, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing (Parker) - Tomorrow's firkin tapping will be a Pomegranate Pale Ale. Try one and grab some sandwiches from Lena B Bar-B-Que who will be on site Wednesday. [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Just tapped today: Calico from Ballast Point, RPM IPA from Boneyard, Carlos from Black Bottle, 180 Shilling from Odell, Berliner Weisse from Backcountry, and Duchess de Bourgonge. Try their Tuesday 23 special - get 2 drafts and an 18" 2-topping pizza for $23 from 5pm to close. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - Got plans for the Bronco's game this Sunday? Stop in for Broncos, Breakfast Burritos and Beermosas. Get $1 off 4-packs on Sunday plus an all day growler happy hours. Games starts at 11am, but they'll open at 9am with food and beermosas. [7270 W 118th Pl, Broomfield, CO]

4 Noses Brewing Co (Broomfield) - 4 Noses Brewing is very pleased to announce their first annual 4 Noses Oktoberfest this weekend, October 11-12! There will be traditional 1L steins of their Oktoberfest Marzen Lager, smoked turkey legs, brats, live music and much more! In addition, they will be running specials all weekend long to celebrate the Grand Opening of Urban Dog! So break out your Lederhosens and Dirndls and follow your nose! [8855 W 116 Cir, Broomfield, CO]

Baere Brewing Co (Denver) - This small brewery is expanding their hours from 10 hours per week up to 16 hours per week! They're adding Fridays beginning this week. Now open Thursdays 5-9pm, and Fridays & Saturdays 4-10pm. Look out - more beer for your weekends! [320 Broadway, Ste E, Denver, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - Now on tap - try their "Gourd-geous Pumpkin Ale". Just in time for $2 Tuesday where you can get a $2 house beer and a $2 slice of cheese pizza. Nine other house beers on tap plus a Woodchuck Fall Cider as well. [6730 S Cornerstar Way, Ste D, Aurora, CO]

Boulder County

Upslope Brewing Co (Boulder) - Come get freaky with Upslope this Halloween at the Upslope Swills & Chills Halloween Costume Party (at Lee Hill) on Friday, Oct. 31st from 9pm to 1am! Live beats by DJ Old Man Winters, a costume contest (1st place = $100 gift card), specialty firkin, & more! Also, Upslope Brown Ale just won a bronze medal in the American-Style Brown Ale category at the 2014 GABF. Grats! [1501 Lee Hill Rd #20, Boulder, CO]

300 Suns Brewing (Longmont) - Happy Hour Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 2pm to 6pm where you can get $1 off pints. Tomorrow, Oct. 8th, they'll tap a cask of "Smoked Porter". Ladies night on Wednesday all night where ladies get $1 off beers all day. Live music on Thursday from 5-8pm. Then on Friday, Oct. 10th they'll do a limited release of "Cranberry Brown". Live music on Saturday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. And on Sunday, get $1 off your growler fills all day. [335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO]

Twisted Pine Brewing Co (Boulder) - The staff was busy bottling their Audacity Belgian Golden Strong today. This is a "crushable" strong ale weighing in at 9% ABV and combines Old wolrd ingredients with homegrown Colorado Crystal Hops. [3201 Walnut St, Ste A, Boulder, CO]

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Northern Colorado

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - Tomorrow, October 8th, High Hops will release another of their "Ales from the Crypt" beer releases. This week they have a limited batch of "NosferHOPtu" Full Moon Ale. This brew has a nice malt profile with enough Summit hops to keep the undead at bay. Come get a pint before the moon is full. All it will cost you is your "sweat and tears...and perhaps a little blood!" Later this month, High Hops will be celebrating their 2nd Year Anniversary on Saturday, October 18th. They'll have some special beers, food and great live music for this event. Stay tuned for details on this event. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing Co (Loveland) - Get ready for an entire week of small batch releases in honor of Big Beaver's 4th Anniversary Celebration. Here's a list of small batch beers for this event: 10/9 - Maple Brown Ale, 10/10 - Cherry Sour Saison, 10/11 - Cocoa Scottish Ale, 10/12 - Ginger Pale Ale, 10/13 - Lemon Kolsch, 10/14 - Apple Bottom Ale, and 10/15 - Pumpkin Stout. Enjoy these in a limited release anniversary mug. Play their board game to win an anniversary t-shirt too. [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Ste 9, Loveland, CO]

Wiley Roots Brewing Co (Greeley) - Wiley Roots will be bottling some of their beers in the very near future and they have a new artist doing their labels for them. Check out the designs from Tiffini @ Tartx for their upcoming Deep Roots Chocolate Porter and Apumpalyptica Imperial Pumpkin Ale bottle releases. [625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - UPCOMING NEW BEER ALERT: Grimm Brothers is releasing a new beer called "Hans the Hedgehog". This is a Bavarian Wheat Lager that combines classic styles such as Weissebier with a traditional Bavarian Lager. It's a new fad in German beers somewhat known as WeiPi. They are releasing it on October 18th so make sure you come out and try this new seasonal beer. Prost! [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - Plan now to attend Crabtree Brewing's Halloween Party set for Friday, October 31st from 6pm to 12am. Party details are coming soon but you can expect lots of spooky mayhem and beer drinking to ensue. Get that costume ready! [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

New Belgium Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Have you tried it yet? Look for their 2014 Le Terroir - Dry Hopped Sour Ale in 22oz bomber bottles now at a store near you. This brew was aged in wood and dry hopped to perfection. [500 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Pikes Peak Brewing Co (Monument) - PPBC is embracing the craft beer in a can revolution! They've just announced that their next beer to head to the canning line will be their "Gold Rush Belgian Golden Ale". This will be available in 4-packs very soon. Also coming soon to the taplines: Pumpkin Porter, and Beer 4 Boobies (charity beer). Plus! Now you can take home some PPBC beer in their new Peak-Can 32oz can. It's much lighter than a glass 32oz growler and can go more places too. Ask about it on your next visit. Winter hours now: Mon-Thur 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 12pm-9pm. [1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument, CO]

Brewer's Harvest Food Drive (Colorado Springs) - All month long til October 31st, Colorado Springs breweries are going head to head in a food drive competition to benefit Care and Share Food Bank. Drop off non-perishable food donations at your favorite local brewery and support your local brewers. Most needed items: canned meats, canned vegetables, canned meals, canned tomato products, boxed pasta, bagged beans, powdered milk and peanut butter. Monetary donations also accepted. Participating breweries: Fieldhouse Brewing, Red Leg Brewing , Bristol Brewing, Trinity Brewing, Great Storm Brewing, Nano 108 Brewing, Fossil Brewing, and Lefty's Colorado Trail Bar & Grill.

Iron Bird Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - The brewers have been busy trying to keep up with demand. Here's a few new beers for this week: Today - Gourdy Pumpkin Session Ale (new name). Wednesday Oct 8th - Buzz Bullet Rye (small batch), and Thursday Oct. 9th - Nelson Pale Ale. More coming later this week! Treehouse BBQ is on site tonight. [402 S Nevada Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Steamworks Brewing Co (Durango) - [PRESS RELEASE] Steamworks Brewing Co. once again helped maintain Durango’s reputation as the Napa Valley of Beer, capturing a Bronze medal for the venerable Backside Stout at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival (GABF). Steamworks’ Backside Stout competed among 55 entries to take the Bronze in the Oatmeal Stout category. Inspired by the turns under Chair 8 at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, the Backside Stout, a moderately hopped dark beer, has an extremely complex malt and oat flavor - sweet with chocolate and roast overtones. The addition of just the right amount of brewer’s oats is detectable in the smooth, silky finish. “The Backside Stout is one of our original beers, on tap since 1996, and in recent years it’s grown in popularity and continues to receive recognition,” said Kris Oyler, Steamworks co-founder, noting that the Backside Stout won a Gold at the GABF in 2010 and a Bronze in the 2009 Australian International Beer Competition. “Given the incredible number of entries at the GABF, Steamworks is honored to be recognized among the best of the best.” [801 E Second Ave, Durango, CO]

Pug Ryan's Steakhouse and Brewery (Dillon) - There's a new small quantity craft beer available at Pug Ryan's. Come try their "Cherry Chili Stout". Come get some while it lasts! [104 Village Pl, Dillon, CO]

Carver Brewing Co (Durango) - There's still a handful of seats available for Thursday's Fall Harvest Beer Dinner. Call (970)259-2545 to reserve your seats ($50/seat). This six course food and beer pairing includes a curry-spiced beet beer - brewed with beets from Fields To Plate Produce. That beer is quite red in color - even the head! [1022 Main Ave, Durango, CO]

Gore Range Brewery (Edwards) - It's Mug Club BBQ today. To say thanks to all their mug club members, they are throwing a free BBQ today from 5-7pm. [0105 Edwards Village Blvd, Edwards, CO]

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