Monday, October 27, 2014

Colorado Beer News 102714

Colorado Beer NewsToday is American Beer Day. It's a celebration of America's most popular alcoholic drink - beer! Unfortunately, this "holiday" falls on a Monday this year, but once your workday is over it's time to grab a cold one and toast to this day with your friends. While this may not be an officially government recognized holiday (yet), it is certainly one that beer drinkers will want to mark on their calendars. Please remember to celebrate responsibly. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Monday, October 27th, 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

Kokopelli Beer Co (Westminster) - This week is going to be a fun one! Monday: Brews and Board Games starts at 6pm. Tuesday: Irish Music starts at 6:30pm. Wednesday: Ladies Night featuring AdvoCare and Silpada starting at 6pm, ladies buy one get one half off all drinks! Friday: Halloween Party! Costume contest with multiple categories, games and great beer starting at 6pm and going all night. [8931 Harlan St, Westminster, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - Join in today for Pajama Party day. And tonight they will be hosting a Broncos jersey giveaway during Monday Night Football. Check out their full craft beer list on their Taphunter link. [6730 S Cornerstar Way, Ste D, Aurora, CO]

Chain Reaction Brewing Co (Denver) - Come on down for their 1st Annual Chili Cook off on Sunday, November 16th from 12pm to 10pm! It's free to enter and free to attend! They will have 3 categories of chili up for judging; Red, Green and vegetarian. You are welcome to enter in just 1 or all 3 if you think you've got the best of the best of each. Judging will be done by all the attendees who partake in chili eating. Prizes will be given to the top 2 chilis of each category then grand prizes will be given to the top 2 overall. If this fun chili cook off wasn't enough they will also be releasing the first ever Chain Reaction Brewing Company barrel aged beer! This extremely special brew will be a smoked hatch chili amber ale aged in a tequila barrel! That's right a beautiful amber ale that uses over 70 fresh roasted hatch chilis per barrel that are then smoked over pecan wood then put into the beer! Then they put all that goodness into a fresh tequila barrel! THey hope to see you there! Sign up sheets for the chili cook off will be available at the brewery so come on down and sign up to reserve your spot. [902 S Lipan St, Denver, CO]

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - The coming of November brings Big Choice's "MO"vember Awareness Contest. Awe Nuts! Yes, that's right guys - it's that time again - time to raise awareness for Prostate and Testicular Cancer. You don't want anything happening to those things would ya? Gentlemen, enter their contest and see if you have the best mustache / beard in Broomfield. It's $5 to enter and it goes to us.movember.com. Contest open to men only (sorry ladies). You must be clean shaven to start and growing either a "mo"stache or beard counts. You must come into the Tasting Room and get your picture taken from October 27th to October 31st. Your pic will be posted in the Tasting Room for all to see. Take a picture of you and your "Mo"stache and email it to andrea[at]bigchoicebrewing.com each week following so they can see your progress and us it to help promote your fabulousness. If you come into the Big Choice Tasting Room once a week to get your photo taken then your 1st pint is FREE! Final judging will be in the Tasting Room on Saturday, December 6th. Must be present to win. Brewers from different breweries will be the judges. Actual judging takes place at 1:30pm. 2 winners will be announced. Judges Choice wins "Beer For A Year" (1 growler fill a month). People's CHoice wins 6 free pints. [7270 W 118th Pl, Unit A, Broomfield, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Lakewood & Denver) - This is going to be one helluva week at CAUTION! They start with Trivia on Tuesday, karaoke on Wednesday, then it's Halloween time! If you know them, then you get how they throw down. Don't miss Thursday night's party at East, or Saturday's party at West! Prizes galore, music, fun, and beers. Oh, and welcome the return of Toaster Bat Black and TIM! [EAST: 12445 E 39th Ave, Denver, CO - WEST: 1057 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO]

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Denver) - Today is their Pumpkin Carving Contest. BYO pumpkin and the winner gets to name their first pumpkin beer! Then stop back this Saturday, November 1st for their One-Year Anniversary party. There will be 4 beer releases, giveaways, and more all day long. Then on Sunday, November 2nd is Non-Profit Day supporting Reading Partners. $1 from every beer sold that day will be donated. [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing Co (Aurora) - Today they release the newest beer at their South Dock location. Stop in to try their "Hop Eye the Sailor Man", a pale ale that weighs in at 7.1% ABV and 51 IBUs. It's described as a smooth, easy drinker. Available today! [15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO]

Two22 Brew (Centennial) - Here's what lies ahead this week. Monday: Open tonight from 3-9pm, Tuesday 10/28: Tacos and Trivia Night 6-8pm, Wednesday 10/29: $1 off Growler Fills, Thursday 10/30: Lena B BBQ at 5pm, Friday 10/31 Halloween Party - Brews & Boos. Boo!22 will be back on tap. Saturday 11/1: Walk or Bike in and get $1 off your 1st pint, and Sunday 11/2: Comfortable Food at 2pm and the Broncos game at 2:25pm. [4550 S Reservoir Rd, Centennial, CO]

Fiction Beer Co (Denver) - Coming up this Thursday, October 30th is a new beer tapping at 6:00pm - "Feely Effects", a green tea chocolate stout. Then on Friday, October 31st, wear your Halloween costume into to tap room. Every adult wearing a costume gets $1 off all beers (samples excluded). [7101 E Colfax Ave, Denver, Co]

Cannonball Creek Brewing Co (Golden) - This Friday October 31st is their 2nd Annual Halloween Throwdown starting at 12pm and lasting til close. At 12pm they will release their Chocolate Pumpkin Porter. Then at 7pm it's the "Jack O' Lantern Light-Off". BYO carved pumpkin. Winning Jack O' Lantern receives a $25 gift certificate to CCBC. Then from 8pm to 9pm it's the Costume Contest. Prizes for 1st ($100), 2nd ($50), and 3rd ($25) - all in gift certificate format. Must be present to win and 21+ only. [393 N Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

Mu Brewery (Aurora) - It's Halloween Week and Mu Brewery is going to help you relive all the joys of your childhood that have been sucked away from years of being a responsible adult. If you're having a hard time finding that inner child, they have 7 delicious beers on tap to help wake him or her up. All week they'll be doing fun Halloween things leading up to Halloween Night where they'll have a Costume Contest, Haunted Cellar, and Free Small Batch Brew for all of you. Tonight, Monday Night at 6:30pm they'll be carving up pumpkins. Come down, have a couple beers, and get your hands dirty. Feel free to let them know if you're coming down. That way they'll know how many pumpkins to grab. [9735 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO]

Westminster Brewing Co (Westminster) - Bring your best to the party this Friday night! Stop by the Frightmare Compound and tour the haunted facilities. Then head over to the Tasting Lab at Westminster Brewing Co for a fiendishly good time with music by Big Paddy Irish Groove Band (8pm - midnight), food by 5280 and prizes for the best costumes. No cover but plenty of fun and good beer! [7655 W 108th Ave, Unit 600, Westminster, CO]

The Brew on Broadway (Englewood) - This week at The BoB - Monday 10/27 - Happy Day 4pm to close with $1 off all beers, Tuesday 10/28 - Americana Open Mic Night 7-9pm, Wednesday 10/29 - live music 7-9pm with happy hour, Thursday 10/30 - Celtic Session Group 7-9pm, Friday 10/31 - Halloween Party 7pm to 10pm - wear a costume and get $1 off regular pints and contest for best and worst outfit. Try their seasonal release of Orchard Place Caramel Apple Stout! Several seasonal beers on tap, a coffee milk stout on nitro and an ESB on cask. [3445 S Broadway, Englewood, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co (Denver) - Today they are tapping a Honey Blonde. Pair that with food from Chuey Fu's tonight from 4-9pm. Plus, they just brewed a batch of a Plum Dubbel today and will tap that later in November. [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

The Industrial Revolution Brewing Co (Erie) - On Wednesday, October 29th, they will unveil their brand new brew - New Zealand Pale Ale. This brew uses hops from New Zealand and is gluten reduced. Also, don't forget to attend their Halloween Party this Friday, October 31st from 6pm to 10pm. Costume contest with prizes too! They're dying to see you there. [285 Cheesman St, Erie, CO]

West Flanders Brewing Co (Boulder) - Halloween "boos" are more fun with brews! Stop in this Friday, for Halloween from 6pm to close. There will be a Costume Contest, food, beer, and live music for your Halloween pleasure. [1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO]

Front Range Brewing Co (Lafayette) - Tonight is Geeks who Drink Trivia at 7pm. Tuesday 10/28 is Open Mic night starting at 6pm. Wednesday's small batch release is a Hibiscus Saison. Thursday 10/30 brings Bluegrass music starting at 7pm. And Friday 10/31 they'll have a growler special and happy hour prices for anyone wearing a costume (21+ only). [400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO]

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Northern Colorado

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Starting today, October 27th, 1933 Brewing Company has new business hours. Mondays: CLOSED, Tuesdays-Fridays: 3pm - 8pm, Saturdays: 1pm - 8pm, Sundays: 11am-6pm. [4025 S Mason, Ft. Collins, CO]

Patrick's Irish Pub (Greeley) - Great news Patrick's fans! They are extending business hours and will now open daily at 3:00pm and stay open til 2:00am! Stop in between 3pm and 4pm any day this week and get one FREE 6oz sample of any beer they have on draft! Always 31 craft beers on tap and a huge craft beer bottle cellar. Tonight is Keep the Glass night featuring beer from Hofbrau. Then come folk-out with The Stubby Shillelaghs playing an Irish sing-along this Tuesday night starting at 9pm. Plus, now on Sundays from 7pm to 9pm stop in for Geeks Who Drink Trivia. [907 8th Ave, Greeley, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Today they've unleashed a new beer in the taproom - Fall Back IPA. This beer was brewed with several new and experimental hops from Germany - German Polaris, German Perle, German Mandarina and German Hull Melon hops. These hops impart subtle flavors of tangerine, strawberry and melon. Growlers welcome. Also - make your Halloween plans now and join City Star Brewing for a good ol' fashioned "Monster Mash" with DJ Mr. ShackOlove this Friday on Halloween 6pm - 11pm! Party will be "poppin" and great beer will be flowin'. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Odell Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - The tap room will be CLOSED today for their quarterly staff meeting. They will be back open for regular tap room hours on Tuesday. [800 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins,CO]

Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Next week marks the 25th anniversary for Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing. And to celebrate, they are planning to host a week-long celebration from November 3rd through November 7th. Check out their latest press release to see what they have in store to mark this Silver Anniversary - hint - a chance to win FREE beer for a year! [5 Old Town Sq, Ft. Collins, CO]

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] Fort Collins Brewery (FCB) is excited to announce the distribution expansion into its 23rd state, Arizona by partnering with Young’s Market Company of Arizona and FCB’s Brand Builder, David Lamberti. FCB’s full time brews, including newly released 1020 Pale Ale and select seasonals will be available in 4-packs, 6-packs, 22 oz. bombers and on draft, along with the Brewer’s Lunch Box, a variety 12-pack. The first beers will be available in select locations of Young’s Market of Arizona’s statewide distribution starting early November. "Arizona’s thriving craft beer culture made for FCB’s expansion into the state a great opportunity,” said FCB’s General Manager, Tina Peters. “With the right relationships in place we’re excited to get the FCB brand into the hands of our neighboring state.” Along with Young’s Market of Arizona, the FCB brands will also be supported by the addition of their new Brand Builder, David Lamberti. Lamberti, Owner of Bev-Ind Brokerage Services, LLC, will cover FCB’s Arizona and Nevada territory. “With respect to the entry of Fort Collins Brewery, it has created a buzz to the craft beer enthusiasts in Arizona. We are excited to offer this brewery on a consistent basis throughout the market,” said Lamberti. Consumers in the Arizona market looking for specific establishments that will carry FCB products are encouraged to use the Beer Finder tool on www.fortcollinsbrewery.com/brews/beer-finder. [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - It's Medical Monday! All Medical Personnel get $1 off pints. Show them your medical work ID and get $4 pints all day Monday. [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Southern Front Range

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Winter Warlock is Coming! Stop in this Thursday, October 30th at 5:30am for the annual release of their Winter Warlock oatmeal stout. Embrace the changing of the seasons! [1604 S Cascade Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Red Leg Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - It's the start of another amazing week at Red Leg! Monday night is Sgt. Pilsner night, so come down and enjoy pints of their refreshing pilsner for $1 off all night. Treehouse BBQ will be set up out front cooking up some of their delicious BBQ classics and creations! Check out these spooky events we have going on for Halloween: Wednesday 10/29 - The Red Leg COSTUME 5K! Since Halloween is only a few days away be sure to wear your costume! Run begins at 6:30pm at the brewery. This 5k will now be a weekly event every Wednesday night! Friday 10/31 - Halloween costume contest and pumpkin beer release! Judging for the scariest and best overall costumes at 8pm, prizes for the winners! [4630 Forge Rd Ste B, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

St. Vrain Brewing Co (Estes Park) - A new brewery is in development up in Estes Park. St. Vrain Brewing Company is being built by Nick Smith and is targeting a January 2015 opening. They plan to be brewing on a 15bbl system. They will feature a tasting room and an outdoor patio. They hope to have 6 beers on tap for the opening. Located at: [531 S. St. Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO]

Ska Brewing (Durango) - Their tasting room will be closed today in order for them to perform some fixin' and cleaning - aka annual maintenance. Happy Hour Yoga will return next week. They apologize for the inconvenience. They will be back open for business as usual on Tuesday. Also, don't forget about their upcoming Skalloween Hop Hour this Friday, October 31st from 4-7pm. Get $4 pints and keep the Skalloween Glass. Also $2 pinstripes. Plus the release of their "Tales of The Legion of Ska" comic book! [225 Girard St, Durango, CO]

Eddyline Restaurant and Brewing Co (Buena Vista) - Temperatures are starting to creep down. Thank goodness. That means it's Red Chili Porter season! Come swing by the brewery for a tasty brew that will warm you up! Also try their recently released Pine Creek Porter. [102 Linderman Ave, Buena Vista, CO]

Breckenridge Brew Pub (Breckenridge) - Announcing their November "Drink with the Brewer" event featuring Brewer Greg, one week from today. Join in November 3rd from 4-6pm for free beer samples and fun. ‪#‎craftbeer‬ ‪#‎drinkwiththebrewer [600 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO]

Kannah Creek Brewing Co (Grand Junction) - It's Firkin Monday! They'll be tapping an Earl Grey Amber firkin tonight at 5pm. This specialty beer will only be available for tonight only, so get in there and try a pint before it's killed. Make it so! [19160 N 12th St, Grand Junction, CO]
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