Friday, October 24, 2014

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Colorado Beer NewsToday is Sour Day. Sour Day let's you celebrate everything sour. Whether it be sour food, sour drink, but definitely not people who are acting sour. Find yourself some sour candy or enjoy a glass of sour ale and get ready to pucker up! Explore the world of sour cuisine today and you might just be pleasantly surprised. Sauerkraut anyone? Personally, I'll seek out a good sour beer - something that's tart and powerful. If sour is not your thing, then you can always celebrate United Nations Day today. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Friday, October 24th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Hall Brewing Co (Parker) - Hall Brewing is getting ready to release a limited edition Farmhouse Pumpkin Belgian Dubbel and should be ready just in time for Halloween next week. They used locally sourced pumpkins and obtained spices from the local Savory Spice Shop for the gourmet pumpkin pie spices in this brew. [10970 S Parker Rd, Parker, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - Love Odyssey beer and live around Littleton, CO? Stop in to High Plains Tap House in Littleton [8176 S Wadsworth Blvd] tonight from 6pm to 8pm for an Odyssey Beerwerks mini tap takeover and pint night. Odyssey's rep Joel will be on hand to talk about the beer. Say hello and grab a pint glass. [5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, CO]

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Denver) - Their 1-Year Anniversary Party is next Saturday, November 1st from 12pm to 11pm. They will be tapping some rare beer releases and doing giveaways throughout the day. At 12pm: Whiskey Barrel-Aged Voodoo Goat Barleywine. At 3pm: Lunar Eclipse Imperial Stout (17.5% ABV). At 6pm: Cognac Barrel-Aged Voodoo Goat Barleywine. And at 9pm: Barrel-Aged First Descent Old Ale (15.5% ABV). Plus Truck Yeah food truck will be on site as well. [1138 20th St, Denver, CO]

Breckenridge Brewery (Denver) - [PRESS RELEASE] As leaves turn and begin to fall, and the inevitable arrival of snow commences, excitement and anticipation for Opening Day of the winter sports season emerges across Colorado. For the second year, Breckenridge Brewery and Never Summer Industries have teamed up for the month of November to celebrate this special time of year. The two Colorado companies have collaborated to create another limited edition, Artist Series snowboard, which will be distributed to bars throughout the United States and given away at unique Opening Day parties. Last year was the inaugural partnership between the original mountain town brewery and the well-established, independent snowboard company. The program gained attention from craft beer and snowboard enthusiasts across the country. Because of its success, Breckenridge Brewery is expanding the footprint of the program significantly, throwing several Opening Day parties in 17 of the states they distribute beer to. It’s safe to say that this premier Colorado collaboration will be an annual tradition. “We’re the original mountain town brewery of Colorado,” explains Todd Usry, Breckenridge Brewery Brewmaster and Director of Brewery Operations. “This program and the relationship we've built with Never Summer couldn't be more fitting. It allows us to maintain our ski and snowboard culture that stems back to our roots at the original brewpub in Breckenridge, CO.” The art for the 2014 collaboration snowboard was chosen amongst six different designs that were submitted by Colorado artists. Live showcases and online voting exhibitions were held, at which point the artwork of collaborators, Josh Viola and Aaron Lovett, was chosen as this year’s Artist Series snowboard. Inspiration for the design originated from Breckenridge Brewery’s very popular Agave Wheat, which has a Dia de los Muertos themed skull chewing on wheat for the beer label. On November 7th, Breckenridge Brewery and Never Summer Industries will debut the snowboard at their second annual Opening Day kick-off party at Punch Bowl Social in Denver, CO. This free parking lot party will feature the premier of Never Summer’s movie, “Dang Bud,” free ski and snowboard edgings and waxings from 7Twenty Boardshop, snowboard giveaways, and much more. Over 300 Opening Day parties and snowboard giveaways will take place during the month of November. Dates and locations for all of these parties can be found at [471 Kalamath St, Denver, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing North Dock (Aurora) - Meet the next two beers in Dry Dock's Signature Series! On Friday, October 24 at 12pm (TODAY), they'll release the Whiskey Barrel-Aged Double Brown Ale and Double Hazelnut Brown Ale. These brand new beers will only be available at Canoe Room at North Dock for their first weekend out. These beers will be available at South Dock and on liquor store shelves beginning next week. [2801 Tower Rd, Aurora, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing South Dock (Aurora) - Meanwhile down in the South Dock, Dry Dock will be tapping their weekly firkin at 3pm. This week they have a Spicy Apricot Blonde. Great for these record breaking warm October afternoons. [15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO]

Lost Highway Brewing (Denver) - While this new brewery opened in late September, just before the GABF, they are now planning to host their official Grand Opening Party tomorrow, Saturday, October 25th from 12pm to 6pm. There will be seven of their own beers on tap including: 520 Copper Lager, Wickedest Wit, District 6 Pils, Golden Ghost Blond, Grave Robber Fraud Quad, Pumpkin Ale, and Belghost IPA. There will also be live music, a chile roasting, food and more. Also, coming up on October 31st, Lost Highway will host their Grave Robber Halloween Party from 7pm to close including a costume contest, beer pairings, ghost stories and more. [520 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO]

Blue Spruce Brewing (Centennial) - The brewing staff has been busy brewing for 3 days straight there at Blue Spruce making beer. Their Dopplebock will be back on tap in December. Their Golden Strong is in the fermenters and will be ready to tap at their Halloween Party on Friday Oct 31st. Be sure to drop in for a bite and a beer! [4151 E County Line Rd, Unit G, Centennial, CO]

Colorado Craft Beer Show (AM 760 Denver) - Listen in tomorrow from 12pm to 2pm on AM 760 for this week's Colorado Craft Beer Show with host John Turk and Company. They will be doing a live remote from Arvada Beer Company where a new Barleywine and Doppelbock will be released that day for ABC's 3rd Anniversary. Guests include the Dude from Dude's Brews (Aurora). [AM 760 Denver, CO]

Black Shirt Brewing Co (Denver) - Just in time for the weekend! American Red Porter #2014-04 hitting local store shelves later today. Be on the lookout as these won't last long - this is reportedly their best batch yet! Tonight at the brewery (open 2pm - 10pm) brewery tours at 3pm and 6pm and Street Frites will be on site tonight. Listen to The Inablers live in the Beer Garden at 8pm. [3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - "Well Bred" tap and bomber release is this Saturday, October 25th. It's BACK! Starting @ noon this Saturday they'll be tapping "Well Bred", a smooth and malty English Barleywine, aged in Breckenridge Distillery bourbon barrels. Available on draft and in bombers, each bottle is hand waxed dipped and part of their Fall barrel aged series. It's ideal for cellar aging with lavish hints of vanilla, caramel and mild coconut flavors, this 10.7% ABV brew has been aged and is ready to be rolled out in the tap room! [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub (Arvada) - Now on tap in Arvada: Thin Air ESB (5.4% ABV & 25 IBU), an English-style Extra Special Bitter. Also on tap, Disgruntled Pumpkin (6.0% ABV & 27 IBU), the return of the pumpkin ale just in time for Halloween. Also, some good press lately from stating that Yak & Yeti's Chai Milk Stout was on of the "Experimental beer styles worth trying". In other news, the opening of their 9755 E Hampden location is delayed until Monday, October 27th as the fire inspection required them to change all their extinguishers and hoods from dry to wet media. They'll be pouring the Chai Milk Stout, Namaste Pilsner and GF Apple Ale at the All Colorado Beer Fest on Saturday Nov. 1st. [7803 Ralston Rd, Arvada, CO]

Alpine Dog Brewing Co (Denver) - This soon to open brewery gave a short teaser update today. They've been busy brewing beer non-stop for 4 days and now have 4 batches of beer fermenting away. Look for word on opening day coming soon. [1505 Ogden St, Denver, CO]

Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) - The day has nearly arrived for their Hop Zombie Red IPA release - this Saturday, October 25th starting at 11am. The first 10 people who buy a beer will get a free t-shirt too. There will be a Zombie costume contest, free giveaways and live music at 6pm. [8200 Park Meadows Dr, Ste 8222, Lone Tree, CO]

Parry's Pizza (Greenwood Village) - Don't forget that tomorrow, October 25th from 11am til close is Parry's "Liberate Yourself From Crappy Beer" event. This tapping event will feature loads of rarities from Avery Brewing Company including beers like: Tweak, Samaels, Pumpkin, The Beast Grand Cru, Gored, Pump(KY)n, Wet Hop, Uberschwein, Out of Sight and more! This event is only at their Greenwood Village location. [5970 S Holly St, Greenwood Village, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Can't get enough pumpkin beer? You're in luck, tomorrow (Sat. October 25th) from 12pm til their gone, Hops & Pie will host their Pumpkin Beer Fest featuring pumpkin beers from all over the country. Try pumpkin beers from Avery Brewing, The Bruery, South Hampton, Dogfish Head, Strange Craft, Sam Adams, Hopping Frog, Denver Beer Co, Southern Tier, St. Ambroise, Epic Brewing, Almanac, Fate Brewing and Upslope Brewing. Flights and singles will be available. No tickets needed - just show up and order! if you can't wait til tomorrow, they just tapped "Bol Ol' Pumpkin from 10 Barrel today. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing (Parker) - Something new has been added to their tap list for this weekend. Stop in and try the Dunkelweizen. It tapped at noon today. Also on tap: Oak-aged Kolsch, Cherry Wheat, Non-fiction Noir (IPA), and Pumpkin Drublic. North of the Border Grill will be there serving up food starting at 4pm. Then stop back for their Halloween Party tomorrow, Oct 25th. Costume Contest with prizes starting at 7pm. Awards for Scariest, Funniest, Most Original, Best Couple, & Best Kids Costume. Candy for the kids and a special Halloween Firkin for the adults. [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

Westminster Brewing Co (Westminster) - Weekend happenings: Friday - Good beer and Pacific Bonsai food truck on site. Saturday - Live blues/rock from Smoothdaddy and the Blue Boyz 6-9pm, plus Taste of Texas BBQ. Sunday - Happy Hour prices all day - $1 off 20oz proper pints and $10 growler fills. Plus, return next week for their Halloween Party on the 31st 8pm to midnight. Prizes for costumes and great food and live music. [7655 W 108th Ave, Unit 600, Westminster, CO]

Mu Brewery (Aurora) - Today at 5pm Mu Brewery will be tapping their Football Red Ale. If you miss it today they'll be making another batch to pour only during Bronco Game Days. [9735 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO]

Grist Brewing Co (Highlands Ranch) - On October 30th they're releasing a Belgian Single with Juniper Berries (ABV: 6.0 SRM: 5 IBU: 24). On November 1st they're celebrating Halloween in the taproom and will have a firkin of Pumpkin Brown. On November 8th they're celebrating their 1st Birthday party! Grist will be releasing their first barrel aged beer, a Russian Imperial Stout aged in whiskey barrels and an American Barley Wine. Also they'll be re-releasing some of their older beers. [9150 Commerce Center Cir, Ste 300, Highlands Ranch, CO]

Boulder County

The Very Nice Brewing Co (Nederland) - Don't forget - their 2-year anniversary party is tomorrow, Saturday, October 25th! In addition to new tappings, door prizes and live music, 20-oz bombers of their 1st Year Anniversary Beer will be available - Phunkin' Monster, a barleywine aged since Oct 2013 coming in at 12% ABV. There's just a limited quantity of bottles so get one for yourself or make it a great gift! [20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO]

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - Today's 5pm special beer tapping was brewed with whole leaf peppermint, chocolate extract, and cacao nibs. Stop in to try their Mint Chocolate Stout after work today. Yum! [5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Today is Firkin Friday at Grimm Bros. Today's special firkin is a Beet Fearless Youth, a Dunkel Lager made with plenty of red beets. Don't be a Down Beet, be an Up Beet! Try a pint tonight. Also, their Pumpkin Griffin Hefeweizen Ale has also arrived. Tis the season for pumpkin brew! [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Looking for some good beer and Blues this weekend? Stop by City Star for a weekend of Blues music. Hotfoot will be playing Blues tonight at 7pm and Johnny Johnston & The Po' Boys will be playing tomorrow (Saturday) at 7pm. Plenty of good beer on tap. Open today 2pm to 10pm, Saturday 12pm to 10pm and Sunday 12pm to 9pm. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Just tapped today - their Get Busy Living - Belgian Wit w/pears. Also, Bottlecap BBQ will be in the house starting at 5pm. Start off your weekend here. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Zwei BrĂ¼der Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Today they've released their Weizenbock beer just in time for your weekend. Stop on by and try a pint. Then plan to come back on Thursday, October 30th for "Tricks, Treats & Brews" from 3pm to 8pm. Join 1933 Brewing, Black Bottle Brewery and Zwei Bruder for their Halloween celebration! Kids can trick or treat from 3pm- 5pm. Everyone over 21 is eligible to win a free beer if they visit all three breweries between the hours of 3pm- 8pm. And... if you can "find the brewer" between the hours of 3PM- 8PM at all three breweries you will be entered into a raffle and possibly win some sweet prizes. How do you play "find the brewer"? Find a picture of the brewer at each Brewery. Once you have found the picture tell the bartender at each Brewery the location of the picture. The bartender will give you a portion of a phrase (the portion of the phrase will consist of a unique word) at each Brewery. Once you have "found the brewer" at the last and third Brewery and told the bartender the entire phrase you will be entered into a raffle and have the possibility of winning some prizes. [4612 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - There are a lot of Halloween Costume Parties happening this year! You'll need a kickass costume. PCBC is throwing a "Get Ready for Halloween" party there with their friends over at Eco-Thrift Wednesday, October 29th from 4-8pm out in the parking lot. It's a big Costume Party Yard Sale and Jockey Box Beer Fest! Beers that will be flowing include: Rattlesnake Jack (sour), Peanut Brittle Red, Wood City Lager, SchwarzSaber black lager, Sleeping Elephant '12 and Lindenmeier Wheat! [242 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood! Come quaff a pint of their recently tapped Double Birds Imperial IPA and indulge in some mouth-watering treats from Stout Market Loveland! Soak up this gorgeous patio weather while you can. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Snowbank Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Yesterday the beanies rolled in, today they have zip up hoodies! Both mens and womens styles are available in the taproom today! Chaulkboard Gourmet Express is joining them today from 3:30pm until close serving up spicy tacos and piping hot cheesesteaks. Purchase anything from the cart and get a dollar off a pint of Pawnee Porter. And finally, tonight at 5pm they'll be tapping the latest of their collaboration brews - Cocoa Coffee Porter featuring cacao husks and nibs from Nuance Chocolate and freshly roasted coffee beans from Cranknstein. Get on over there and stock up for winter with a new hoodie and beanie, then stick around for a pint and a bite! Come hungry. Come thirsty. [225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Ft. Collins, CO]

Compass Cider (Ft. Collins) - Compass will be a featured location for the Old Town Zombie Crawl tomorrow, Saturday, October 25th! The crawl begins at 5pm in Old Town Square, and tickets can be purchased in advance online for $16 ( or day of in the Square for $20. A ticket will buy you a wristband and the wristband will entitle you to 5 crawl stops. Be sure to make Compass one of your stops: they'll be pouring 3oz tasters of their Divide - a 100% apple cider with hints of oak and summer fruit. [216 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Walter Brewing Co (Pueblo) - Tonight from 6pm to close - Walter Brewing Company will be booked for a Private Party. They will be open to the public from 3pm to 6pm with Happy Hour during that time. They will be open for regular business on Saturday from 3pm to 10pm. [126 Oneida St, Pueblo, CO]

Fossil Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Don't forget! Today is the Grand Opening of the Springs' newest community-centric microbrewery from 2pm to 10pm. There will be at least 7 new beers to try plus a food truck. Beers include: Megalodon Blonde Ale, Evolution Amber Ale, Mammoth IPA, Buried Brown Ale, Hair of the Hound Saison, Sabertooth IIPA, and Steggy Stout. They will even have a brewery made non-alcoholic Ginger Ale. This brewery is the brainchild of 5 founders: Josh & Colleen Bye, Katrina & Rich Benson and Graham Clark. Initial hours will be: Wednesdays through Saturdays 2pm to 10pm. Come check out Colorado's 53rd brewery to open this year! [2845 Ore Mill Rd #1, Colo. Springs, CO]

Red Leg Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - It's Friday and as usual Red Leg is the place to be. They are releasing a very exciting new brew, Brett Noire, a Dark Brett Saison. They will be tapping this new creation at 4pm for Commanders Club and at 5pm for all their other Red Leg friends and fans! Gypsy-Pizzeria will be there all evening crafting up some delicious pizza to pair with your beer! Tomorrow 10/25 - Brewery Tours at 3PM, 5PM and 7PM! [4630 Forge Rd Ste B, Colo. Springs, CO]

Shamrock Brewing Co (Pueblo) - Now on tap: Pumpkin Drublic (6.3% ABV). This brew was made with over sixty pounds of pumpkin that were roasted and spiced then added to an amber ale brewed with a high percentage of honey malt to create this fall offering. Pairs very well with Uggs and Yoga Pants. [108 W 3rd St, Pueblo, CO]

Mountains and West

Breckenridge Brew Pub (Breckenridge) - Psst! Want to know a secret. As for their special edition Belgium Web-hopped Double IPA, aged with wild foraged raspberries. It's on the secret tap so you have to ask for it. This brew was originally made by the Beers Made By Walking event for GABF. [600 Main St, Breckenridge, CO]

Roaring Fork Beer Co (Carbondale) - Get ready for "Night of the Living Brews" on Friday, October 31st from 2pm to 10pm. Halloween Happy Hour all night with $4 beers. Plus there will be a special Halloween infusion beer on tap. Listen to music from D.J. Benny from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Costume Contest with big prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place if you come as a vintage Halloween movie character. Plus, next week their popular Hoppa Road Imperial IPA will be released in 22oz bomber bottles! [1941 Dolores Way, Carbondale, CO]

Ska Brewing (Durango) - Do you have some mad carving skills? Ska is kicking off Skalloween tonight with their Pumpkin Carving Contest. Come show them what you can do and win prizes. The fun starts at 6pm. [225 Girard St, Durango, CO]

Storm Peak Brewing Co (Steamboat Springs) - The words for the day are: Nitro TIPA. It's there and now on tap. [1744 N Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO]

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