Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Colorado Beer News 102914

Colorado Beer NewsToday is National Cat Day. Today's the day to honor our feline friends. There are always plenty of cats waiting to be adopted out there. If you love cats, consider visiting your local animal shelter and adopt a cat. Or, if you have a cat, do something nice for it today. While they probably won't show gratitude, they will at least know that you are someone worth keeping a closer eye on. Take time to spend some time with a cat today. If they stare at you while you drink a beer then they are simply pondering "I can haz beer?" - Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Wednesday, October 29th, 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

Chain Reaction Brewing Co (Denver) - Come on down to try their first ever Firkin release this Saturday, November 1st at 3pm! They took their tap room favorite Northern English Mild and tossed it into a firkin then added more than a few generous handfuls of Colorado grown Habanero peppers! This will be a wild combo that you don't want to miss out on. Firkins don't last long in this beer thirsty town so make sure you are at the brewery ready! Plus you'll get to watch them swing that big hammer and drive the tap into the firkin. Then on Sunday, November 2nd from 12:30pm to 5pm it's Customer Appreciation Day. They wanted to do a little something different this week to show you all just how much they appreciate you coming in and drinking their beers. During that time on Sunday, they will be serving up free hamburgers and hot dogs to who ever comes through the door to enjoy some beers. Yep, they are providing the food this Sunday! So come down let them treat you to lunch or dinner, drink some beers and watch the Denver Broncos take on the New England Patriots. [902 S Lipan St, Denver, CO]

Two22 Brew (Centennial) - Tonight get $1 off growler fills. Come in and grab one so you can watch Game 7 of the World Series with a craft beer. They'll also have some tasty cheese curds from Cream City Market for you to enjoy. [4550 S Reservoir Rd, Centennial, CO]

WOBtoberfest (Denver) - World of Beer is partnering up with ESPN to bring you WOBtoberfest, the most interactive beer festival connecting people through sports, and great craft beer! Join in Thursday, Oct. 30th from 5:30pm to midnight (yes Thursday) at the Mile High Station for sports, passion and beer. This is the only beer festival that combines live music, sports, and an endless flow of craft beer. A variety of interactive games will be spread throughout the venue that are both physically and mentally stimulating for all guests, you will have local craft beer celebrities, including celebrity athletes and cheerleaders participating in the games and festivities! VIP tickets are available and include early entrance, exclusive access to rare beers, celebrity guest speakers, gift bags, awesome food trucks and many more surprises. Tickets and info at: www.thebeerfest2014.com. [2027 Old West Colfax Ave, Denver, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - On Friday, October 31st at 6pm Crooked Stave will be celebrating Halloween with a tapping of a special keg of Nightmare on Brett aged in Port Barrels. This is one beer you sour lovers won't want to miss. [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing (Parker) - Don't miss their special firkin tapping tonight at 4pm. They combined their Kolsch with oranges and came up with "The Bro Mosa". Plus, Gusto's Kitchen will be there on site tonight for your food needs. [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) - ESB fans! Today Odyssey is tapping a small batch of their Brick Lane ESB at 5:00pm (4pm for Adventure Club members). This batch won't be back for a while so don't miss it this time around. Also, Duke's BBQ will be there today also. Taproom open 3pm to 9pm with Happy Hour til 5pm. [5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, CO]

Black Shirt Brewing Co (Denver) - American Red Porter (Track # 2014-04) hits the aps when they open today at 5pm. Come enjoy a couple pints, carve some pumpkins, and bring your vinyl - they'll spin it! They have 12 pumpkins and all the knives and such needed to carve them up. The staff-selected best pumpkin will win prizes. [3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Shine Brewing Co (Boulder) - Shine Restaurant and Brewery is gearing up for some good old spooky fun with Boulder's Best Halloween Dance Party this Friday Night starting at 8pm! Come get your booooooogie on! Costume Contest, Prizes, Flash Mobs, DJ's and a good time guaranteed by all. AND its FREE! Just cause they love ya. Eat.Drink. DANCE.Shine. [2027 13th St, Boulder, CO]

Asher Brewing Co (Boulder) - Everyone is invited to a special Halloween Party at Asher Brewing this Friday from 2pm to close. Along with all their great beer, they will be hosting a Costume Contest winners will be announced at 7:30pm. There will be awards for Best Costume, Best Interpretation of one of their Beers, Best Duo, Couples or Group Costume! [4699 Nautilus Ct, Ste 104, Boulder, CO]

The Very Nice Brewing Co (Nederland) - Tonight is Euchre Night at Very Nice Brewing. Come play some cards and drink some beer. Euchre night is held every other Thursday night. The cards will be in action from 6pm to 8pm tonight. While you're there - check out these premium beers: Fuggly Pumpkin, Porter de los Muertos, and Chiller Clogger Red IPA. [20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO]

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Northern Colorado

The Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - There's a lot going on this week with FCB. Thursday (10/30) is their Cheese Pairing Dinner with the awesome folks at The Denver Bicycle Cafe at 7pm, get your tickets online. On Friday they'll be having their annual Halloween Party from 5-9 pm in the parking lot and giving out great prizes for the best costumes, and malt monster costume! Bring a non-perishable good to donate to the Food Bank for Larimer County! Saturday, November 1st they roll into two great festivals, Fall Back Beer Fest and All Colorado Beer Festival! Sunday, they unwind with their first Brewery Yoga session! Learn more about it: www.fortcollinsbrewery.com/yoga/. [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Zwei Brüder Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Join 1933, Black Bottle and Zwei Brüder on Thursday, October 30th for their combined 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 I play "find the brewer" you may be wondering? Find out more details at their website. Beers on tap now: Hell Munich-style Golden Lager, Pils, Dunkel, Weißbier, Weizenbockenspiel (strong wheat beer), Eins IPA, Wilhelm II IPA, Zwickle Lager, Keller Helles Lager, Amerika APA, and Braun (brown ale). Prost! [4612 S Mason St, Ste 120, Ft. Collins, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - Bring out the artist in you and have a couple beers while you're at it. Tonight in the taproom from 6:30pm to 8:30pm have fun painting pumpkins and drinking beer. For $30 you'll get all the art supplies you need to paint images of pumpkins (instruction included) and 2 beers. Plus you get to take your art piece home with you afterwards. Sign up and pay at the door. Drink a Chunkin' Pumpkin while you paint! Painters under 21 allowed, but they can't drink beer. Also for the rest of you - it's Double Punch Growler Day! Get two punches for each fill on your Growler card. [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

New Belgium Brewing (Ft. Collins) - This winter, IBUs will accumulate like Colorado snow with New Belgium's Accumulation White IPA, hitting shelves and taps now. Brewing a white IPA was not only a way to salute the white beauty falling from the sky, but a direct revolt to the longstanding tradition of brewing dark beers for winter. Their fans loved this beer so much last year they brought it back for another season. Get it before it melts away. [500 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Get $2 off growler fills all day today 1pm to 9pm. And for todays special they'll be filling growlers of their California Common, Uncommon Sweetheart brewed in collaboration with Crow Hop Brewing Co for only $10. Also - Who wants to play Halloween Bingo? We're offering a chance to win a variety of prizes and teaming up with our neighbors at Loveland Laser Tag and Harrington Arts Academy. Stop by the taproom to pick up your playing card and start collecting stamps. Runs until Nov 2nd. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Horse & Dragon Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Here's what's happening at H&D! Tough Enough to Drink Pink? Stop in on Friday, October 31, 12-6pm for a new release in the taproom: Betakölsch, a Kölsch-style ale that is subtly flavored (and not-so-subtly colored!) with fresh beets from Native Hill Farms. This beer's aroma and flavor both definitely hint at good things from the earth but the beer is not a beet-sweet beverage; it remains true to its Kölsch-style roots. Horse & Dragon Brewing Company will be donating $1 to Touchstone Health Partners for every pint of Betakölsch sold in our taproom from Halloween through the month of November. SHAVIN’! Movember: October 31st at 5pm, TimCo (one of Horse & Dragon’s owners) will be shaving his beard in honor of Movember, an international effort to raise awareness of and research funds for men’s health issues (in particular, prostate and testicular cancer and mental health) by growing one's ’stache during the month of November. People of all facial-hair-preferences are invited to come raise a pint (hot pink or other) to toast a clean-shaven TimCo. Thanksgiving Thankful Notes: During the month of November, write a note about what you’re thankful for when you stop in the taproom and place it in the cornucopia on the bar. They’ll be posting one each day on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. [124 Racquette Dr, Ft. Collins, CO]

Snowbank Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Come by the brewery for a pint of thei new Smirking Lantern Pumpkin Ale to make the time go faster - Gentle notes of caramelized pumpkin on the nose, sweet caramel, burnt sugar and a hint of pumpkin pie spice flavors with a smooth finish. This brew clocks in at 6.5% ABV.
Umami Mobile Eatery is arriving at 2pm today to serve up their delicious Asian fusion cuisine. Purchase anything from the truck and get a dollar off a pint of Silent Snow WIPA to pair. The taproom is open until 8pm tonight. [225 N Lemay Ave Ste 1, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Fieldhouse Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Today's Test Tap is a Caramel Apple Amber paired with sweet pork burritos and baked apple fries from Treehouse BBQ. It goes on tap at 5pm. This beer is the kickoff to their fall beers. The first two to release are their Cranberry Saison and Pumpkin Porter. Both of these beers have GF counterparts that will go on tap at the same time. Tapping will be Sunday, November 2nd starting at 12pm. Broncos game on the MEGA screen at 2:25pm and new beers to fill out their taps! [521 S Tejon St, Colo. Springs, CO]

All Colorado Beer Festival (Colorado Springs) - The ACBF is this Saturday November 1st! November's biggest beer festival is back for a 8th year. They expect to have from 60-70 Colorado-only breweries participate in the biggest ever event in Colorado Springs. There will be two sessions of tasting at 1pm and 6:30pm with options to get in early with VIP or Early Entry passes. Designated Drivers can attend for $10. There will be a special VIP zone where ticket holders can sample food and beer pairings and additional beers not available to the General audience. Tickets are still on sale. And for the first time, Oskar Blues will bring their famous Silent Disco to the All Colorado Beer Festival. More information and tickets at: www.allcoloradobeerfestival.com. Located at: Freedom Financial Services Expo Center [3650 N Nevada Ave, Colo, Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Fall Back Beer Fest 2014 (Estes Park) - Held each year on the weekend we turn the clocks back, Fall-Back Beer Fest is not only a celebration of beer, but also the people who make it. With 100+ beers being poured by the brewers themselves from 30+ Colorado breweries, festival goers are sure to walk away having learned something new about their favorite beer from the people who created it. FBBF also coincides with the American Homebrewers Associations Annual Learn To Homebrew Day. To help celebrate, a number of AHA sanctioned homebrewing clubs will be present and brewing for everyone to watch. With seminars from beer glass experts, food pairings from certified cicerones, demonstrations from homebrewing equipment fabricators, samples from hop farms, giveaways from local homebrew supply shops, and much more, there is sure to be something for everyone. Also, FBBF is family-friendly! Helping with the celebration of brewing are Colorado craft soda breweries pouring samples for guests of all ages! Plus, for everyone's entertainment, live music throughout the day! Tickets and info: www.fallbackbeerfest.com. Located at: Estes Park Events Center & Pavilion [1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park, CO]

Tommyknocker Brewery (Idaho Springs) - Coming back this Friday, October 31st just in time for Halloween - come grab a pint of their Cocoa Porter - on draft! Also, still time to enjoy a Small Patch Pumpkin Harvest Ale too. [1401 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO]

Copper Club Brewing Co (Fruita) - There's going to be a Double Halloween Party in Fruita, Colorado on Halloween night. The fun starts over at The Hot Tomato Cafe & Pizzeria on Mulberry Street from 6-9pm and then follows up over at Copper Club Brewing from 9pm til the ghouls come home. There's also a two-part costume contest with prizes. Live it up in Fruita this Halloween! [233 E Aspen Ave, Fruita, CO]

Ska Brewing (Durango) - We all know beer and food go well together, but beer and comic books? Ska Brewing is releasing their very own comic book - "Tales of The Legion of Ska" and are putting it inside their Mixed 12 can packs. Check out their latest Press Release for all of the details. Also, look for their seasonal bomber release of "Dementia Aged & Confused", a bourbon bbl-aged Euphoria Pale Ale - coming soon to a store near you! [225 Girard St, Durango, CO]
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