Thursday, October 16, 2014

Colorado Beer News 101614

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Boss' Day. It may be time to suck up to the Boss today and do something nice for the one who has power over you (job wise). Sure, bosses can be tough to deal with sometimes, but don't pass up an opportunity to do something nice for them if not but for one day a year. Why not offer to take them out for a beer later on. You can always butter them up for a raise later. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, October 16th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Mountain Toad Brewing (Golden) - Their "Sour Cherry Ale" returns to the tadpole tap today. It's bright, light and mimicking the leaves in the autumn air. [900 Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

Factotum Brewhouse (Denver) - Their Facebook post from yesterday must have sent some kick-in-the-pants vibes out there as they are now officially stamped by the city to go ahead and complete their build out! Things should start happening REAL fast now! Special thanks goes to Shane at Arrow B Architecture for tirelessly advocating on their behalf. Stay tuned for further updates. [3845 Lipan St, Denver, CO]

Stapleton Tap House (Denver) - Their OKTUMPKINFEST lineup has changed numerous times since kicking off last month, so here's an update of their current seasonal offerings: Pikes Peak Brewing's Oktoberfest, Grist Brewing Company's Oktoberfest, Bristol Brewing Company's Red Baron Octoberfest, Eddyline Restaurant and Brewing Company's Pumpkin Patch Ale, Tommyknocker Brewery's Small Patch Pumpkin Harvest Ale, and Wynkoop Brewing Co.'s Salted Caramel Apple Tart. Seasonal offerings arriving soon: CAUTION: Brewing Co.'s Tim! Curry Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Crabtree Brewing Company's Chunkin' Pumpkin, Trinity Brewing's Emma's Pumpkin Saison, and Epic Brewing Co (Denver) Fermentation Without Representation Imperial Pumpkin Porter. In addition to these seasonal selections they always fill out their tap list with some of the best ‪‎Colorado craft‬ around! [8296 E Northfield Blvd, Unit 1525, Denver, CO]

Hall Brewing Co (Parker) - What used 2200 pounds of grain + 4 pallets of roasted pumpkins and Pumpkin Pie Spice from Savory Spice Shop> It's their upcoming first Belgian Pumpkin Dubbel! Stay tuned for the release date of this huge handmade beer. This will soon hit shelves in 22 oz bombers and on tap at the taproom. [10970 S Parker Rd, Parker, CO]

Parry's Pizza (Greenwood Village) - Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 25th starting at 11am. This is the third installment of Parry's, "LIBERATE YOURSELF FROM CRAPPY BEER FEST" and it's 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, if any. Green Wood Village location. [5970 S Holly St, Greenwood Village, CO]

Former Future Brewing Co (Denver) - Just a reminder that if you're planning a visit to the brewery this Saturday, they will be closed from open to 8pm for a private event. They will reopen our doors at 8pm. Open today 4pm til 10pm. Friday 2pm to 11pm. Saturday 8pm to 11pm (this week only), and Sunday 2pm to 8pm. Also, their English IPA "Dandyman" will return this weekend. [1290 S Broadway, Denver, CO]

Living The Dream Brewing Co (Littleton) - Get infused! Their coconut brown ale is tasting amazing. Their keeping this infusion beer on tap today and tomorrow (10/16 & 10/17) so you better hurry if you want to experience it. [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co (Broomfield) - Two barrels of their 2014 Pumpkin Release are down, and two barrels left to go. This Mesoamerican inspired brew is being transferred into new bourbon casks with chili peppers and cacao nibs! Get excited! [5450 W 120th Ave. Broomfield, CO]

Baere Brewing Co (Denver) - What's on tap tonight (5-9pm) at Baere Brewing? Here's their list: Rose Hip Saison, Spiced Saison, Farmhouse, Pale, IPA, Double IPA, Big Hoppy Brown, Dry Stout, and Baere-liner Weiss. They've also got Happy Leaf Kombucha Cranberry Lavender available as well. Remember, they now also have Friday hours from 4pm to 10pm. [320 Broadway, Ste E, Denver, CO]

Cannonball Creek Brewing Co (Golden) - It's going to be a good weekend now that their Battlecat Stout is back on tap! It will be available when the taproom opens today at 3pm! Open til 11pm tonight. [393 N Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

Rockyard Brewing (Castle Rock) - Fresh off the bottling line! Bottles of their Pumpkin Ale were packaged today and will be in stores and at their bar tomorrow. Get "Pump"'ed. [880 Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO]

Boulder County

Sanitas Brewing (Boulder) - Hey hop heads! Cans of their newest deliciousness (aka Sanita IPA) are now available at B town wine + spirits in Boulder, CO. Sanitas IPA will be hitting more store shelves in the coming days, but you can get it at B town now. Available in 12oz 6-pack cans. Or you can always get some on tap at Sanitas Brewing. [3550 Frontier Ave, Ste A, Boulder, CO]

Longs Peak Pub & Taphouse (Longmont) - It's official! Longmont is home to the newest Mountain Sun Pub! If you haven't been by to check out the new space, come on down. At Longs Peak Pub, they offer the same great pub menu and 21 wonderful taps of scrumptious beer, including at least 16 Mountain Sun ales at a time. In addition, Longs Peak Pub is pouring seven wines on tap. They even saved a tap for their World Famous Mountain Sun Margaritas. Longs Peak Pub is home to one of the greatest patios in the company, complete with corn hole and shaded picnic tables. They currently open every day at 4pm and serve food until 9pm Sunday through Thursday and 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. [600 Longs Peak Avenue, Longmont, CO]

Southern Sun Pub & Brewery (Boulder) - Halloween's shaping up to be a huge day at the Southern Sun Pub and Brewery. It all starts at 4:20pm with a very rare release of a collaboration ale we brewed with Odell Brewing. Come try Mutual Respect, a Belgian coffee imperial stout. Don't be late. Supplies will not last. Then at 10pm, get ready to boogey. Boulder's own Sixty Minute Men will be hosting their CD release party, and as always, it's a FREE show, and they'll be pouring $5 World Famous Mountain Sun Margaritas. Don't forget to wear your costume. At 11:30pm, they'll be hosting a costume contest with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. [627 S Broadway, Boulder, CO]

Crystal Springs Brewing Co (Louisville) - Today they were busy bottling their Barrel Aged Black Saddle Imperial Stout in 22oz bombers. That will be released or their 1 Year (Louisville) Anniversary Party starting on October 28 - November 1st. Also, tomorrow, they will can their "13" India Pale Ale and will put that on local store shelves Friday afternoon. [657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co (Longmont) - From now until October 24th, when you bring in and donate 3 non-perishable food items for their food drive for OUR Center, you'll receive a free pint! [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - Freshly Tapped Beers - ATTENTION hop lovers: Papa and Zed have entered the building! These hoppy superhero's are itching for you to come in and pay 'em a visit. Papa Silenus is on now, Zed the Zorcerer will be tapped at 5pm!. ‪#‎beersuperheros‬ - Plus their limited release Chainsaw T-shirts are in. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to breast cancer research! [301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - On 10/25 Loveland Aleworks along with Crow Hop brewing and other downtown loveland businesses are hosting a downtown Loveland Zombie Crawl. Patrons dressed up in their finest zombie attire will receive discounts at participating locations. $1 off pints for Zombies at Loveland Aleworks. The event begins at dusk. On 10/31 Loveland Aleworks will have it's 3rd annual Spooktacular. Costume Contest with prizes. Darkest Day Chocolate Coconut porter will be released. Double Loyalty points this evening.

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - There's a new Outlaw tap being put on at 2pm today. This week they are bringing you an Almond Joy Porter, a chocolaty brew with almonds and coconut. Perfect for these fall warmer days. Don't forget to sign up for the Zombie crawl there at PCBC by 8pm Friday. Or you can sign up in Old Town Square the day of the event. [242 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Wiley Roots Brewing Co (Greeley) - Wiley Roots Brewing is now officially distributing their beer! Check out these fine Greeley/Loveland retail establishments to get your fix for APUMPALYPTICA 22 oz. bombers: Gordan's, Bittersweet Liquor, Midnight Liquor, Coral Bay, West Lake, Mardis Gras, Liquor Max, 34 Liquor, and Warehouse Liquor! Or stop down to the brewery taproom and ask for bottles while they last. This year's batch is even better than ever! [625 3rd St, Greeley, CO]

Buckhorn Brewers (Loveland) - Today's $3 pint is their Never Summer's Wit in honor of this great weather that's sticking around. They opened at 3pm - so go get some and enjoy! [4229 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Thursday fun! THey will have free pizza tonight! Come by to grab a slice or two of pizza and watch the Jets vs Patriots game with Chris. Pizza is there at 6pm! Even better join the Verboten Brewing Group Run at 6 p.m. tonight, led by running coach and beertender Steve Folkerts. After run beers are $3 for their runners! Come work on your PR, train for a race or just have fun with fellow runners. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Stay tuned for more news from this area in tomorrow's update.

Mountains and West

Elevation Beer Co (Poncha Springs) - Elevation Beer has a new Black Diamond Series seasonal beer coming out later this month. Get ready for ArĂȘte, a single hop Barleywine. This brew will be packaged in 750ml bottles and will be available in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned! [115 Pahlone Pkwy, Poncha Springs, CO]

South Park Brewing Colorado - Their Poblano Amber is on tap tonight. Join the brewer and assistant brewer as they roll out their first rotator between 4pm - 8pm. If you can't join them in Fairplay, you can enjoy the Ranchhand or the Milk Stout at Apres in Breckenridge - 130 S. Main. [297 US Hwy 285, Fairplay, CO]

Kannah Creek Brewing Co (Grand Junction) - Join in on Monday, November 3rd at the brewery for their next monthly firkin fundraiser benefiting Grand Valley Pets Alive! They will tap the firkin keg at 5pm and 100% of the firkin sales will go directly to GVPA. GVPA is a local nonprofit with the purpose of saving the lives of all homeless companion animals, strays and feral cats in the Grand Valley. GVPA promotes and advocates for the adoption and implementation of programs proven to save the lives of animals. You get to drink a firkin beer and help out a great local cause! It is a win-win. [1960 N 12th St, Grand Junction, CO]
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