Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Colorado Beer News 100814

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Face Your Fears Day. Wouldn't it be nice if you could stand up to your fears and overcome them? That's what today is all about. Recognize what you fear and try to tackle it head on. If you never try to overcome your fears then you'll keep yourself at a disadvantage. Why not do something today to stare your fear in the face and get beyond it once and for all. Just remember, some things do take time to overcome, but if you start taking those first steps today, it'll be a step in the right direction. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, October 8th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Event Center (Denver) - Starting today, Yak & Yeti will open their 3rd location, this time it will be in South Denver across the street from Kennedy Golf Course. This location will host a restaurant and an event center that can be reserved for special occasions, weddings, and big parties - for up to 300 people and 75 additional on the outdoor patio. You will be able to get some of your favorite Yak & Yeti craft beers at this new location, although no brewing will take place there. [9755 E Hampden Ave, Denver, CO - (303) 751-9443]

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Denver) - It's Wednesday, and that means another edition of music, pizza, and beer at Jagged Mountain! Listen to the sounds of The Copoetics over Rocky Mountain Slices and a fresh hop IPA! [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

Renegade Brewing Co (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] Renegade Brewing Company and Elevation Beer Company have settled all litigation pertaining to Renegade's use of the mark Elevation Triple IPA. In exchange for certain financial terms that will not be disclosed, Renegade will discontinue use of Elevation and complete its phase-in of its new mark by mid-2015. The challenge to the validity of Elevation Beer Company's mark is also being withdrawn. (Now hopefully everyone can all get back to making good beer - FC) [925 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO]

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - Join in on Sunday, October 26th for Big Choice's Pumpkin Carving Contest. Come carve your pumpkin starting at 2:30pm. They will have paints, carving tools, and 20 pumpkins. Pumpkins are $5 a piece or you can bring in your own. Best carved pumpkin get 6 FREE pints of Big Choice beer! Judging will be at 4pm. Plus, Happy Hour on pints from 2-5pm and they will tap a Freaky Firkin too! [7270 W 118th Pl, Unit A, Broomfield, CO]

Epic Brewing Co (Denver) - If you haven't seen it yet, you need to stop in and check out their new outdoor patio. Here's a peak at it from their Facebook page. [3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Chain Reaction Brewing Co (Denver) - Who's ready for some kill the keg action!? 1 month from today, November 8th at 5pm, they will be hosting a very special fundraising event - Zeppelin's Pints for Pups - to benefit some furry friends. They are teaming up with Bakin' Bakery Food Truck, Dumb Friends League and their regulars Jordan and Molly to raise some money! They will be tapping a very special 1 off brew dedicated to Jordan and Molly's dog - Zeppelin. $1 from each pint sold will go right to The DDFL and if you drain the keg fast enough Chain Reaction Brewing Company will donate an extra $100. Make sure you tell all your friends to come down and support this great cause. Live music too. [902 S Lipan St, Denver, CO]

Blue Spruce Brewing (Centennial) - Today's $10.95 special is for a Blue Spruce Burger and a Blue Spruce Beer (or house wine). It's the perfect night to stop in with your family for dinner and a beer. [4151 E County Line Rd, Unit G, Centennial, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Wednesday is $2 Craft Can Night from 5pm to close. Plus, they have just tapped: Femme Fatale Sudachi from Evil Twin and Mandala Single Hop from Jackie O's. Bring your appetite too. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Coda Brewing Co (Aurora) - The taproom will have a new Imperial Pumpkin Ale on tap and the Coda House Band playing this Friday, October 10th. #aleswhatcuresyou [2101 N Ursula Ct, Aurora, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - [PRESS RELEASE] Dad & Dude's releases two new beers, and a new Dank can. Dude’s Brews, the packaged-beer arm of Dad & Dude’s Breweria, (6730 S Cornerstar Way in Cornerstar Shopping Center) has released two new 16-oz canned beers to its accounts along Colorado’s Front Range. Leaves of Lemongrass Wit and Riot Red Rye Ale join Dude’s flagship and first canned beer, Dank IPA. Dank is now being released in a newly designed 16-oz can with graphics echoing these two new beers. Leaves of Lemongrass is an unfiltered Belgian-style wit beer made with coriander, sweet orange peel and a hearty dose of lemongrass. A straw-colored, thirst-quenching, creamy bodied wheat beer, it has a complex citrusy nose, flavors of wheat and lemon, and a crisp, balanced finish highlighted by deft notes of lemongrass. Riot Red Rye Ale is a malty amber ale enhanced by additions of malted rye and lampong peppercorns. While most rye beers are high in hops and alcohol, Riot is gently hopped and a quaffable 5.5% ABV. The beer features an aroma of lampong pepper, flavors of caramel and Munich malt, and a novel finish of peppercorns and rye spiciness. While Dad & Dude’s Breweria is one of the state’s smallest brewpubs (house beers are made on a 1.5 barrel system), the brewery has big plans. The canned beers are brewed and canned through an alternating proprietorship with Rockyard Brewing in Castle Rock, Colorado. The arrangement gives Dude’s a fast boost in brewing capacity. To fund those moves, this summer Dad & Dude’s International, the holding company for the brewpub and Dude’s Brews, crowd sourced $1 million in funding from its patrons. Funds from this unique effort are being used to expand beer production, launch the new beers, and boost new sales & marketing initiatives.

Jake's Brew Bar (Littleton) - Wanting to check out some new breweries and some awesome beer? Well your in luck, tomorrow, October 9th from 5pm to 10pm, Jakes Brew Bar in Littleton will be hosting a mini brew fest that is all about the small new guys in town! Featured breweries are: Comrade Brewing, Hogshead Brewery, Diebolt Brewing, Living The Dream Brewing, Station 26 Brewing, Baere Brewing, and 4 Noses Brewing. The $24 ticket price includes 3oz samples of all 10 beers, plus a Jake's tulip glass. Ticket will be sold day of event. Food truck available - Rolling Smoke BBQ. [2530 W Main, Littleton, CO]

River North Brewery (Denver) - Barrel Aged Avarice is now on tap for Wayward Wednesday! Classic Avarice returns today too, and Matt's Snack Shack has your wings hot and ready! [2401 Blake St, Unit 1, Denver, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Come by today and enjoy Goldline IPA for just $3 a pint all day! 13 fresh craft beers brewed in Olde Town Arvada on tap! Come have a pint or 2 today! [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Boulder County

Atom Brewing Co (Erie) - Help is still needed in their fundraising efforts to finish construction on the upcoming Atom Brewing Company. They are selling Atom Brewing "Launch Engineer" hoodies on for $65.00 each. A big portion of that money will go toward their construction fund and you get to wear and keep a cool looking hoodie with the Atom Brewing Launch Engineer logo on it. The fundraising effort ends in 11 days (October 19th). Visit for more details and to order your hoodie. Atom Brewing Company, owned by Jeff and Chris Porn, will focus solely on Sour, Wild and Barrel Aged beers utilizing both new and used Oak barrels in the production of every beer that leaves their brewery. Regardless of style a portion of every beer's primary fermentation will be conducted in new American Oak barrels. They will have an extensive barrel aging process utilizing various types of used wine, neutral, whiskey, bourbon barrels just to name a few. [Location address TBA - Erie, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - Announcing the arrival of their winter seasonal - Slope Style Winter IPA! This beer will be available from October 2014 until March 2015. It's a full-bodied red ale with a big piney hop kicker at the finish. Whatever your altitude, you can drink-in this tasty Colorado IPA. 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! [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - There are new winter taproom hours at Odd13 Brewing. They are opening 1 hour earlier on Monday's and opening 1 hour later on Saturdays and Sundays. Hours: Mon: 4-9pm, Tues & Wed 3-9pm, Thur 3-10pm, Fri 3-11pm, Sat 1-11pm, and Sun 1-8pm. Capt'n Crabby food truck will be on site tonight. [301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Patrick's Irish Pub (Greeley) - This Saturday, October 11th from 2pm to 4pm, Patrick's is hosting a special Belgian Beer Tasting. For Patrick's 3rd Beer Cellar Tasting, they decided to up the ante. They are featuring various vintages of Belgian style beers, all leading up to the tasting of the rare and remarkable Westvleteren XII. Here are the beers attendees will be sampling: 2013 Ommegang Gnomegang, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Ommegang Three Philosophers, 2014 Ommegang Valar Morghulis, 2014 Duvel, 2014 Duvel Triple Hop, 2013 Boulevard Sixth Glass, 2013 Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza, 2014 Boulevard Love Child #4, 2014 Elevation Signal de Botrange, and finally the 2013 Westvleteren XII. These tickets will go fast. Tickets available at: Eventbrite. [907 8th Ave, Greeley, CO]

Snowbank Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Starting at noon today, Snowbank Brewing will have their latest specialty keg on tap - Colorado Red - infused with roasted peaches. Come and get one last pint of summer! Umami Mobile Eatery joins them again today from 2pm until close serving up their gourmet Asian fusion cuisine. Order anything from the truck and get a dollar off a pint of Silent Snow WIPA! Matador Mexican Grill (Ft. Collins) has an intense contest going on over at their Facebook page. They just tapped a keg of Colorado Red and are looking to destroy it as soon as possible, and are offering quite a handsome reward for whoever drinks the last pint. Get over there! Snowbank's taproom is open until 8pm tonight. Come hungry. Come thirsty. [225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Ft. Collins, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - There are a few cases of Night Has Fallen, their American dark sour aged in oak barrels, left if you have not picked up yours yet! And Wednesday has Happy Hour from 3 to 6 p.m.! They hope to see you in the taproom! [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Fieldhouse Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Tonight Fieldhouse Brewing will tap their new test tap beer: "NERD ALERT Pale Ale". This small batch brew was made with real Nerds candy poured into the boil kettle. It's Nerd'y good! Also, Treehouse BBQ will be serving up crepes tonight on site, including a GF option. They will have a Nerd-powder-dusted fruit crepe available to pair with that beer. [521 S Tejon St, Colo. Springs, CO]

Red Leg Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - They've got 3 limited release beers on tap today, so come get some while they're still here! Bite Me Gourmet Sausage will be out front firing up delicious sausages all evening. Looking to help out a great cause? All month they are participating in the Brewers Harvest, and collecting non-perishable food for those in need. So, grab a couple cans from the cabinet before you head on down to the taproom. Help them be the brewery that collects the most food over the course of the month! [4630 Forge Rd, Ste B, Colo. Springs, CO]

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Get your Venetucci Pumpkin Ale. Join in for the pumpkin-y release party you've been waiting all year for. The release will be held on Wednesday, October 15 from 5 - 8:30 pm! All proceeds go to benefit Venetucci Farm. [1604 S Cascade Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co (Edwards) - Did you know Crazy Mountain's Brand Ambassadors get a free pint each time they come to the brewery? And free admission to Crazy Mountain events like different pairings and Ed Fest: Craft Beer & Music Festival? If you love beer and love Crazy Mountain, email kaleigh(at)crazymountainbrewery(dot)com. Must be 21+. For details on requirements and qualifications - check out their Facebook page. [439 Edwards Access Rd, B-102, Edwards, CO]

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