Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Colorado Beer News 102114

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Reptile Awareness Day. This seldom celebrated "holiday" was created to help raise awareness of the 6,500 to 10,000 different species of reptiles in the world and promote learning about them. Reptiles include snakes, lizards, turtles, crocodiles, and alligators. While you might not have many reptile living near you, it's always a good idea to know what may be living near use just in case you encounter one. So toast today to our cold-blooded friends and appreciate those creatures that live around you. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, October 21st, 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

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - It's the middle of October Pumpkin Cask Month at CKBC. Tomorrow, Oct. 22nd, they'll tap a cask of Bourbon Oak Aged Pumpkin Porter. It's a pumpkin with a kick! Stop in for a glass. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - It's Day 2 of their birthday celebration week. Today they bring out the popular Chile Golden Ale. The beer has the aroma of poblanos and the taste of Hatch Green chilies. Not much heat but a lot of flavor and aroma. Come on down and try a pint today! [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Platt Park Brewing Co (Denver) - Halloween is right around the corner! On Thursday 10/23 they will be Carving Pumpkins. Feel free to bring the kids, your own pumpkin, and they will supply the rest. After, they will display all the carved pumpkins on their front patio! Also, Halloween Night, from 6pm-12am they are going to have a Kids Costume Contest @ 6PM and an Adult Costume Contest @ 10PM, a haunted brewery dance and Special Beer Releases! Make sure to be dressed and ready to party! [1875 S Pearl St, Denver, CO]

4 Noses Brewing Co (Broomfield) - In case you missed it last night, they've put up a Smoked Doppelbock on tap as of last night. Open today from 4pm til 9pm. [8855 W 116 Cir, Broomfield, CO]

Rockyard Brewing Co (Castle Rock) - The quest for the perfect double IPA continues this week with a release of another infamous Jellyman's Deviation beer this Friday, October 24th at 4pm. This time they're tapping "Jelly 3.0" an IIPA brewed with a Belgian yeast blend. This big brew weighs in at 11.5% ABV and is served in a tulip glass. The brew has a spiced tea-like flavor with an even bitter finish. [880 Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO]

Mu Brewery (Aurora) - Mark your calendars for Halloween Night for "Boo at the Mu". They'll be hosting a costume contest. You can get a free 5oz pour of their small batch "Witches' Brew" IF you can get it from their Haunted Cellar. Muahahahahahah! 9735 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - Huzzah! Tap-It Tuesday is back! Tonight at 6pm they will be tapping "Between the Staves", a collaboration beer they did with Anchorage Brewing Company. This beer is a sour ale aged in cognac barrels. $5 taster, $10 full pour. [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Here's all the fresh tappings today at Hops & Pie: Hoponious Union from Jack's Abby, Ghoul Fuel from Bull & Bush, Standard from Prairie, Pumpkin Patch from Rogue, and Mystic Momma from Jacki O's. Get 2 drafts and an 18" 2-topping pizza for $23 today from 5pm to close. Try their Roasted Pumpkin soup too! [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Boggy Draw Brewery (Sheridan) - Progress is being made on this brewery in the making. Today their brewhouse arrived and is in their building. Stay tuned for further updates on this new brewery. Future location: [3535 S Platte River Dr, Sheridan, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - Just in case you were curious as to what the brewers have been up to - they are planning to brew 75 barrels of beer in the next 10 days. The recipe list includes: Colorado Cream Ale, IPA No. 1 (yup, it's coming back), Dubbel (new), Milk Stout (new) and another beer TBD (taking suggestions). Meanwhile, plenty of beer already on tap. [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

Floodstage Ale Works (Brighton) - There's going to be a Historic Downtown Brighton Halloween Pub Crawl on Saturday, october 25th from 2pm til 9pm. Participating are Brighton Tavern, Copper Rail, La Estrellita, Jordinelli's, Jerry's and Floodstage Ale Works. Come by and see them. Open 7 days a week til 2am. [170 S Main St, Brighton, CO]

ACBR Holiday Beer Bash (Denver) - Join American Craft Beer Radio on the evening of November 21st 6-9pm at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum (yes, you will be drinking delicious beer around classic out-of-commission aircraft) for their 2nd Annual Holiday Beer Bash! Interact with the brewing industry first hand and sample hundreds of different seasonal and year-round offerings. 35 + featured breweries with unlimited sampling. Local chefs serving sample food offerings. TONS of prizes to give away (what are the holidays without gifts?) 21+ admission ONLY. VIP tickets get in 1 hour early at 5pm. Tickets available on Eventbrite. [7711 E Academy Blvd, Denver, CO]

Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen (Denver) - Two beers just went on tap today: "Lonely Sheep" Scottish 90 Shilling and also "Boxer" India Red Ale. Come and get them! [800 Lincoln St, Denver, CO]

FERMÆNTRA (Denver) - The opening date has finally been set for this new brewery in Denver. FERMÆNTRA plans to open on November 15th, 2014. Stay tuned for more details on what this brewery will bring to the tap wall and what others can do to add to that list. [1715 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - Announcing the release of a new beer this Thursday, October 23rd - Pepo the Picker, a sour ale with pumpkin and apple. This is a collaboration brew between Odd13 and Stem Ciders. Pepo the Picker is an intensely sour brown ale brewed with pumpkin and fermented with juice from granny smith and crab apples. Subtly spiced with ginger, cinnamon, and cardamon. Bottles will also be available for purchase. [301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO]

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co (Lafayette) - Mark your calendars for our 1st Annual Hoppy Halloween Bash on Friday, Oct. 31st. There will be both a pumpkin and costume contests. Bring in a carved pumpkin on the 29th or 30th to be judged on Halloween. Wear your costume on Halloween for happy hour pricing all night. Both pumpkin and costume judging will be at 8pm. 1st place prize for pumpkins and costumes = $25 gift certificate, 2nd place = $15 gift certificate, 3rd place = free pint. [297 N US Hwy 287 #100, Lafayette, CO]

Vindication Brewing Co (Boulder) - The Edge of Town Brown is now available once again on tap! Stop in soon and try a pint. [6880 Winchester Cir, Boulder, CO]

Upslope Brewing Co - Lee Hill (Boulder) - Finish up that costume, and get ready for a freaky fun time with some beats, boos and brews at Upslope Swills & Chills Halloween Costume Party on Friday, October 31st (9:00 pm-1:00 am) at their Lee Hill tap room. They're clearing out their barrel room to make room for all the Thriller dance moves you'll be busting out to their live DJ, Old Man Winters. They'll also have a costume contest at 11:00 pm (1st place wins a $100 tap room gift card!), a specialty Halloween-themed brew, Cheese Louise food truck, and games & prizes kicking off the night beginning at 5:00 pm. [1501 Lee Hill Rd #20, Boulder, CO]

Upslope Brewing CO - Flatiron Park (Boulder) - Upslope Brewing is getting ready to celebrate their 6th anniversary! Another year down and another excuse to party - help them celebrate six years of Upslope beers on Saturday, November 8th (2:00-8:00 pm) at their Flatiron Park brewery! They’ll have new & vintage releases, plenty of food trucks, games and live music on their back dock to help them toast to six more incredible years. [1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO]

Echo Brewing Co (Erie) - At last, their award winning Echo Amber is now back on tap. pair that with one of their pizzas and you're sure to have a good day. Open tonight from 3pm to 9pm with Happy Hour $1 off pints 3pm to 6pm Monday through Thursday. [600 Briggs St, Erie, CO]

Left Hand Brewing (Longmont) - Why wait til Halloween to party? Left Hand is hosting their Halloween Party this Friday, October 24th from 9pm to 11:30pm. This party has a $13 cover charge. There will be live music from "Judge Roughneck", an awesome Costume Contest with 3 places. Top prize is Beer-for-a-Year! 2nd place is a case of beer, and 3rd place is a 6-pack. They will also have two beer releases that night - Safety Round 6 & 7 (session IPAs) at 9pm. Try out that costume a week early. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - Wearing your Aleworks tee to the brewery earns you $1 off every pint in the taproom today! Buy a tee or hoodie today, and they'll treat you to a beer. Also, stop in today for their pumpkin carving contest. BYO pumpkin and tools. Complimentary beer for all participants 5-10pm. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Today's Beer Pic of the Day comes from Pateros Creek Brewing Company. They were showing off their line-up of canned beers today. Look for these brews wherever PCBC beers are sold. [242 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - The brewery is still looking for more people to join in for their Murder Mystery Beer Dinner at Grimm Bros on Wednesday, October 29th from 6pm to 9pm. This is a dress-up in costume beer dinner and murder mystery. 10-20 players will participate going for roughly 3 hours. $35 per ticket. 3 course dinner from Road Grill and beer included. Prizes will be given out to Super Sleuth, Wealthiest Player, Best Costume and Best Performer. More info on their Facebook event page. Also, coming up this Friday, October 24th, Grimm Bros will release their Pumpkin Griffin Hefeweizen Ale. It's a special version of their regular hefeweizen only with pumpkin and spices. Plus, as a bonus for reading this whole listing - you can get $3 pints from 5pm to 8pm tonight (10/21). [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - Learn to homebrew with Dr. Pat! On "Learn To Homebrew Day", Saturday November 1st, you can attend a 2 hour class from 10am to 12pm and learn all the basics of doing an all grain brew via a Brew in a Bag system and they won't even need a mash tun. The cost of the class is $20 and you can buy your ticket in the Hop Hut or the Home Brew Shop on site or call (970) 674-2841 to sign up. After the class you can use your ticket as a 10% off coupon in their Home Brew shop. Also, this Wednesday, October 22nd at 5pm they'll be tapping another Ales from the Crypt beer - Hoprenomicon - Deadite Pale Ale. And then on Thursday, October 23rd they'll re-lease another beer - Dr. Pat's #14 (IPA). [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - You're going to want to leave work early for this one! CHILI BEER is being released today! They're sure you've tried all sorts of chili beers, but you haven't tried their head brewer Z's yet - and you are in for a treat. This recipe is a decade in the making. Thanks to local farm Fossil Creek Farms for the chilies and to The Kitchen Fort Collins for the labor. Stats: 6.3% ABV, 17 IBUs. Specialty Ingredients: Organic Serrano and Anaheim peppers from Fossil Creek Farm. [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - Plan to attend a Halloween Party at The Plow on Friday, October 31st starting at 6pm. wear your best costume and get a chance to win their costume contest. There will be delicious pizza available from Elements Wood Fired Oven, plus live music from Mostly Joe Hawkins. There will be an awesome Pumpkin Brew that will be tapped that will knock your socks off. Bring a friend! [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Southern Front Range

Iron Bird Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - New at the IB this week: A small batch of Ahtanum Montana Pale Ale is ready! (5.8% ABV and 40 IBU) They're also now offering their new menu with Oscar's across the street--food is available to order anytime they're open! [402 S Nevada Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Breckenridge Brew Pub (Breckenridge) - There's a new offering on the secret tap right now if you ask for it - check out their Pumpkin Stout. This is a popular brew this time of year. Get it while it lasts! [600 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO]

Revolution Brewing (Paonia) - The brewery just obtained a new (to them) 10 bbl boil kettle. Look for even more beer flowing from their taps in the near future. [325 Grand Ave, Paonia, CO]

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