Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Colorado Beer News 102814

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Chocolate Day. A day that chocolate lovers relish every year (or make that every day). And since Halloween is around the corner, just about everyone has some chocolate in the house. It's OK to indulge in chocolate for just one day. And you know what pairs great with chocolate? How about a porter or a stout? The combo makes a great pairing. Try it and see. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Tuesday, October 28th, 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

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Seeing how the holidays are not too far off, Arvada Beer is busy brewing up this year's batch of Jolly Holiday today. This big beer will be ready around November 21st, just in time for the start of the holiday season. [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

TRVE Brewing (Denver) - This Thursday, October 30th from 6pm to 11pm - come help support the Keep A Breast Foundation, a rad organization dedicated to empowering and educating young people about breast health and early detection. They'll get $1 for every pint sold that night. Let's crush some beers for boobies! [227 Broadway, Denver, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - Halloween will bring lots of activities to Odyssey Beerwerks from 2pm to close including a Pumpkin Carving Contest, a Costume Contest, and an Art Reception & DJ Party. Drop off your entry for the pumpkin carving before Friday 10/31 to help them decorate the taproom. Judging will take place during the party. Wear your costume to Odyssey and get your photo taken for the costume contest. They'll review all entries over the weekend and announce best costume prizes on Monday, November 3rd. Scott Trask is their October Artist and will help DJ the party starting at 9:30pm. Plus, stay for the special Halloween beer tapping of their "Fluffy Pumpkin Porter". [5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, CO]

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - For their final October "Pumpkin" Cask tapping of the month, Copper Kettle will tap their Pumpkin Saison on Wednesday, October 29th. There's always something new on cask each Wednesday there at the brewery. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

38 State Brewing Co (Littleton) - It's never too early (or too late) to start planning your Halloween Friday Night! - 38 State has a great evening planned including: A costume contest (complete w/ prizes), a live DJ, delicious eats from The Pasta Cart, and ghoulish games to keep the party rockin' all night long! Spread the word and trick or treat at Littleton's finest. [8071A S Broadway, Littleton, CO]

The Brew on Broadway (Englewood) - The release of their Orchard Place Caramel Apple Stout is now set to release on October 31st at 6pm. The brewer just blended and tasted it today and it turned out better than planned - you won't want to miss it! Wear your Halloween costumes that night for $1 off regular pints. [3445 S Broadway, Englewood, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - Tonight at 6pm they're tapping a specialty keg of Raspberry Origins! This Burgundy sour ale aged in oak on fresh raspberries packs a tart punch to warm you on this chilly day. [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

Wynkoop Brewing Co (Denver) - The Wynkoop now has their C.andy Brown English Ale back on the nitro tap. Enjoy it in a pint or mixed in the Candied Bananas beer cocktail. [1634 18th St, Denver, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Here's the list of freshly tapped beers at Hops & Pie today: Russian River's Supplication, Barrel Aged ODB from Oskar Blues, Strange's 1000 Barrel, Odell's Gramps and Victory at Sea from Ballast Point. Have a couple of those along with their Tuesday Night 23 special - get a 2 topping 18" pie and 2 drafts for 23 bucks. Get some 5pm to close. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - Coming up this week: Tonight is Taco Tuesday and Buy One Get One Free Pint when you wear your Big Choice gear! Friday: Halloween - wear your costumes and get Happy H our pricing on pints. PLUS - they are going to offer Wagon Growlers. Get $5 off growler refills all night! Sunday November 2nd - Open at noon and will have $1 off 4-packs until 2pm and Happy Hour during the Broncos game. Trivia and Family Movie at 3pm. [7270 W 118th Pl, Broomfield, CO]

Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew (Denver) - Today from 4-10pm is another in their long line of "Keep The Glass" days. Today lucky glass #13 debuts and was designed by Dylan Fowler. Also, Five Points Pizza will be on site selling pies and slices. Always plenty of beer to go round. [2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO]

Mu Brewery (Aurora) - Last night it was the Pumpkin Carving contest. Tonight they'll host "Pictionary Against Humanity" starting at 6:30pm. To keep up with the Halloween theme, they'll also have Zombie Target Practice Night. [9735 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO]

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Denver) - Don't forget Jagged Mountain's One Year Anniversary party this Saturday, November 1st from Noon til 11pm. They'll tap 4 different rare beers, one each at 12pm, 3pm, 6pm and 9pm (2 barleywines, an imperial stout, and an Old Ale). Plus, Truck Yeah food truck will be there. Giveaways throughout the day. [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

Cerebral Brewing (Denver) - At long last, the owners have finally found a location for their brewery. The new spot will be at: 1477 N Monroe Street in Denver, CO in the old Galaxie building just off Colfax. This is a 4,000 square foot area that they will transform into a brewery and taproom.

Blue Spruce Brewing Co (Centennial) - Firkin Tuesday is back! Today's $3 firkin pint is their Citrus Medly. [4151 E County Line Rd, Unit G, Centennial, CO]

Diebolt Brewing Co (Denver) - Come join in for their Day of the Dead celebration and raise a beer to honor those no longer with us on Saturday, November 1st starting a 7pm. Plus, get some extra mileage out of your Halloween costume and win some prizes while your at it. Undead beats by DJ P-Cuz rocking the brewhouse at 7pm. Food truck: Mobile Meltz truck. Serving 6-9ish. And the return of the dreaded Graveyard Ale, their signature beer blend. Don't be scared of Cerveza De Los Muertos! [3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats (Boulder) - Stop by on Tuesdays for All Day Happy Hour at BRU. Get $3 ales, $4 wine and delicious eats. Also - Join BRU on Halloween night for Trick or Treating for the kids, a complimentary pint for parents, and $3 pints for those in costume. Plus, BRU is serving Sunday Brunch weekly from 9:30am to 3pm along with Brunch Happy Hour 9:30am - 11:30am. [5290 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO]

Großen Bart Brewery (Longmont) - Grossen Bart Brewery is getting into full swing! They plan on opening their doors to the public November 10th! Their scheduled ribbon cutting for with the Longmont Chamber of Commerce will be on Friday, November 14th. And their "official" Grand Opening party is set for Saturday December 13th! Each of their beers will be associated with a different style of facial hair. You can expect to see everything from their Balbo Berliner Weiss, Anchor Amber, Imperial Whiskey Stout, Chin Curtain IPA, Soul Patch Porter, Friendly Mutton Chop Marzen, Dali Dunkelweizen, Chevron Dry Irish Stout, Horseshoe Hefeweizen, Five 0'Clock Kolsch, Regent Whiskey Brown, Garibaldi Black IPA, Fu Manchu Cider, Chevron Coffee Cream Stout, and Strip-Teaser Pale Ale! [1025 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO]

Bootstrap Brewing Co (Niwot) - Here's what's happening at Bootstrap this week: Trivia tonight starting at 6:30pm along with Enchiladas by Niwot Market. Wednesday 10/29: - Euchre tournament at 6:00pm. Friday 10/31: Halloween Party starting at 5pm. Happy Hour prices for all in costume, plus live music as well. And Saturday November 1st brings live music from Watersong at 5pm. [6778 N 79th St, Niwot, CO]

Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) - It finally feels like Fall is in the air, and it's a great time of year to drink craft beer! Today two seasonal favorites are back - River Rock Brown (a smooth brown ale brewed with hot rocks) and Honey Nut Blonde (a blonde ale with honey and toasted almonds). It's also Happy Hour all night, every Tuesday! [5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO]

Crystal Springs Brewing Co (Louisville) - Today's the day! They will be celebrating their 1st year of business in Louisville and will be cracking open their new Imperial Red just for the occasion. They will also have some rare tasty Imperial Stouts too. Come on down, the fun starts at 4:00pm. [657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO]

The Post Brewing Co (Lafayette) - On November 6th at 6:30pm they are taking over the taps at The West End Tavern in Boulder, CO. Enjoy great conversation with Bryan Selders & Nick Tedeschi, good music by Flynn & Co and even better ‪‎craft beer‬. The first 48 people to buy a Post craft beer that night will get a free Post can glass! [The Post Brewing: 105 W Emma St, Lafayette, CO]

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - You asked for it and they're delivering. Tweak will be bottled and released on Sunday, November 16th at Avery Brewing. They aged this big 17.81% ABV stout in bourbon barrels and added heaps of Ozo Coffee Co's Organic Espresso Isabelle for the perfect combination of alcohol and caffeine. The bottle release happens at 1pm. More details coming soon. [5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co (Lafayette) - It's Tap Tuesday! Today's beer release is a Raspberry Rye. Rye grain imparts a grainy, bittersweet, subtle spiciness to beer. The added fresh raspberries adds just the right amount of fruitiness and sweetness, and gives the beer a reddish hue. This is a small batch. Happy Hour today is 4:30pm to 5:30pm with $1 off pours. [297 N US Hwy 287 #100, Lafayette, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - Starting Saturday November 1st, Broken Plow will have new business hours for Fall & Winter. Mondays - Thursdays 2-9pm, Fridays & Saturdays 2-11pm, and Sundays 2-8pm. Stop in tomorrow (Wednesday) for Trick or Drinking at 7pm. Drink some spooky beer-tails and play trivia. [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - For this spooky week, High Hops will be tapping a special Ales From The Crypt firkin on Wednesday at 5pm - it's a Pumpkin "EYE"PA. Then plan to attend Halloween @ High Hops on Friday. They'll have a special beer release of "Snick Or Treat Porter". Think of a candy bar with peanuts and caramel in a porter. They'll also host a costume contest with prizes for best costumes. Live music Friday and Saturday night too. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Don't forget! Tonight is their "Creepy Food"-themed Potluck Dinner tonight at 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Bring a dish to share. Cook with a City Star beer and receive a FREE beer! They'll supply paper plates, napkins and silverware. While you're there, be sure to give brewery owners Whitney and John Way a big CONGRATS on their expecting a baby in March! 10 beers on tap today including their newest - Fall Back IPA. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - What are you dressing up as for Halloween? Whatever your costume, wear it into Grimm Bros this Friday and get $1 off your beers all day. They will have a Mummy Wrap Competition at 7pm and a Costume Contest at 8pm for both group and individual. Also try the special Bloody Mary Little Red Cap firkin beer. Plus, plenty of Halloween beads and candy. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - The beer gone viral is going to be tapped this Thursday! Come try their new beer "Cerealiously Count Chocula" - they cleared out two entire grocery stores of Count Chocula to make it. It taps at 5pm on Thursday. Rumor has it that Count Chocula himself will be on hand for the release. [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - New brews are being released this week! They'll be tapping a Nut Brown Ale and a Gose (sour salted ale) later this week. More details soon. Open today from 3pm to 8pm. [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Dodgeton Creek Brewing Co (Trinidad) - Here's another brewery starting up their Christmas beer batches. Yesterday they brewed up a batch of their Christmas Lager. This beer will be ready by mid-December. Also, get your Halloween costume ready for their Halloween Party this Friday. Details on their party coming out later this week. [36730 Democracy Dr, Trinidad, CO]

Manitou Brewing Co (Manitou Springs) - They're bringing back Taco Tuesday today at 3pm til close. Get 3 tacos + a pint of MBC beer for $9. ALso, FREE 3 hour parking Monday through Thursday now through Spring, just remember to still use the parking kiosk and choose "3 hrs free" for the tickets. Then, Friday, HALLOWEEN NIGHT 6-9pm, they'll be giving away prizes {beer, gift certs, glassware, mugs, t-shirts, etc}, everyone has a chance to win, chances improved if you're dressed in a costume, and even better chance if it's a beer themed costume! [725 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO]

Smiling Toad Brewery (Colorado Springs) - Here's this week's Beer Menu: IPA, ESB, Amber, Lavender, Chili Lime, Wallonian Pale, and a Vanilla Porter. Plus more beer styles coming soon! Plus, every Tuesday they have Bite Me Gourmet Sausages on site serving up Rubens, Frankfurters, Green Chili Soup and more. [1757 S 8th St, Ste 100, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Dillon Dam Brewery (Dillon) - Wear your Halloween costume to the brewery on the 31st from 3pm on. They'll offer great drink deals from 3-6pm as well as giving away some prizes. Also - Heads up! Their upstairs seating area will be closed off all this week October 27 through November 2nd in order to repair the subfloor and install new carpeting. Then they will be completely closed on November 3rd & 4th to install carpet in the downstairs. They'll be fully back open on Wednesday, November 5th. Come check them out - the carpet is reportedly very unique! [100 Little Dam Rd, Dillon, CO]

Casey Brewing and Blending (Glenwood Springs) - New releases this weekend! Saturday, November 1st from 11am-5pm. The new blends of Saison, Peach Fruit Stand and Plum Fruit Stand are all tasting great. Come get some bottles! [3421 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO]

Hard Cider Festival (Paonia) - Just a little reminder Cider Fest is fast approaching this Sat Nov. 1st. It's free to attend and there are 3 great bands starting at 11am to 7pm. They will be hosting 7 different hard cider companies from the Rocky Mountain Cider Association. There are still some really good apples for picking, Haunted Orchard maze and great food. Weather forecast is calling to be in the 70's and should be an amazing day. It's all happening out at Delicious Orchards in Paonia. [39126 Hwy 133, Paonia, CO]

Revolution Brewing (Paonia) - There is now fresh "Stout Ol' Friend" 6-pack cans available. Look for them in a local liquor store near you. So shiny, so delicious. [325 Grand Ave, Paonia, CO]

Dolores River Brewery (Dolores) - What's happening at the brewery for Halloween? Beer. Plus Wayne "the Train" Hancock will be performing honky tonk. There will be a costume contest, & boot skootin' fun. Cover is $10. Show starts at 9pm. [100 South 4th, Dolores, CO]

Upcoming Colorado Brewery Openings

- Mockery Brewing - Denver - November 7, 2014.
- Großen Bart Brewery - Longmont - November 10, 2014.
- Locavore Beer Works - Littleton - November 15, 2014.
- FERMÆNTRA - Denver - November 15, 2014.
- Alpine Dog Brewing Co - Denver - November 15, 2014.

See a complete list of all known Colorado breweries in planning.

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