Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Colorado Beer News 110514

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Guy Fawkes Day. As the old saying goes: "Remember, remember the fifth of November, the gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot". Guy Fawkes was accused of planning the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605 in England and was captured and later died. His effigy is traditionally burned on a bonfire and accompanied by a firework display there annually. His face is now shown on a famous mask and is now associated with rebellion, defiance and the hacker movement. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Wednesday, November 5th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

International Stout Day is November 6th!

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Metro Denver

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - Limited Release! "Remember, remember, the 5th of November." In honor of Guy Fawkes Day, and the foiled attempt of mercenary Guy Fawkes to overthrow parliament in what became known as the Gunpowder Plot, they are releasing a Barleywine aged in gunpowder barrels (seriously?). This beer really explodes with flavor! Wear a Guy Fawkes mask, and they'll give you a free pint! [6730 S Cornerstar Way, Ste D, Aurora, CO]

Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) - Today their Rauchbier went on tap at noon! This is a German-style smoked beer. Come give this one a try and you'll give it two thumbs up. Also, a new food truck on site today starting at 5pm - The Wing Wagon Grill. [8200 Park Meadows Dr, Ste 8222, Lone Tree, CO]

Brewery Rickoli (Wheat Ridge) - Now available on sale in bottles! The Authoritah! Hoppy Red 12 oz, Quicher Bichen 12 oz, Bourbon Peach Strong Ale (limited release) 22 oz , Enormous RICHARD 22 oz and Old Rickoli 12 oz. Stop in and stock up! [4335 Wadsworth Blvd, Wheat Ridge, CO]

World of Beer - Cherry Creek (Glendale) - Want to expand your global beer knowledge? Come to a FREE Beer School session tonight at 6pm. You'll get to taste 4 different beer styles, and help increase your craft beer knowledge. Taught by those in the know. Classes fill up quick, call (303) 757-0506 or visit them for more details. [660 S Colorado Blvd, Glendale, CO]

Locavore Beer Works (Littleton) - Opening day is just 10 days away! Plan to attend their Grand Opening on Saturday, November 15th from 12pm to close. They will have 11 beers on tap plus a full menu of food from Rocky Mountain Catering. This is an opening you won't want to miss. What is a Locavore? It's a person who chooses to support local industry, whether it be food, drink or general services and products. Become a Locavore! [5950 S Platte Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO]

Barrels and Bottles Brewery (Golden) - Happy 239th Birthday Marines! To honor Veterans Day, all Active duty or Veterans of any branch, come have a drink on the house, November 10th, Monday. Thank you for your service! One of their very own, Zach, was a U.S. Marine! [600 12th St, Golden, CO]

Parry's Pizza (Highlands Ranch) - Plan to attend the Liberate Yourself from Crappy Beer Fest No. 4 - California Edition" on Saturday, November 15th from 11am til close at Parry's Pizza in Highlands Ranch. Parry's is once again giving you the opportunity to liberate yourself from crappy beer with its fourth installment of, "Liberate Yourself from Crappy Beer Fest No. 4." Step in to their Highlands Ranch location and throw down some crafty selections from a few of the finer breweries in California. They'll be tapping Sculpin from Ballast Point, Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing, Lucky Bastard by Stone Brewing and Blind Pig, Pliny the Elder and Consecration from Russian River. It's so refreshing to be free of crappy beer. Ale Yeah! [9567 S University Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO]

3 Freaks Brewery (Highlands Ranch) - Today they tapped their "Hop That" Pale Ale. It's a malty ale with Chinook, Cascade, Centennial and Citra hops and is billed as very pleasant and satisfying. Try one tonight. They also received their shipments of glassware, stickers and t-shirts, so you can take care of your holiday shopping early this year. [7140 E County Line Rd, Highlands Ranch, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - For Hump Day today they are offering you $3 IPA's all day long! Stop down to Olde Town Arvada today. Also, take advantage of their November special - Beer for a Year (growler fill a month for 12 months) for just $90. It includes 2 logo pint glasses. while supplies last and only this month! [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Wynkoop Brewing Co (Denver) - Next week on Wednesday, November 12th from 5:30pm to 7pm is their big release party for their Cottonwood Organic Pumpkin Porter. $1 of every pint of it sold between November 12th to December 12th benefits Cottonwood Institute. Please RSVP on the Cottonwood Institute Facebook page.

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Tonight is Two Dollar Craft Can Night from 5pm to close. Plus, there's a few new beers on tap today: Albatross from Dry Dock, Downtown Julie Brown from Hogshead, and Dogpatch Sour from Almanac. Stop in for a pint and a slice. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

River North Brewery (Denver) - Now pouring a pilot batch of their upcoming River North Farmhouse for Wayward Wednesday. Come try it and help us decide the final recipe for their next can! Wings by Matt's Snack Shack! [2401 Blake St, Unit 1, Denver, CO]

Joyride Brewing Co (Edgewater) - Look what's back in stock! It's their 64 oz insulated stainless steel growlers! They'll keep your delicious beer cold for 24 hours. These didn't last long when they had them before, so get yourself one today! [2501 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO]

Platt Park Brewing Co (Denver) - Good news! Howler's are now on sale at Platt Park Brewing. These 32oz mini-growlers cost $8 to fill. Also, have you ever had your skis tuned and craved a beer at the same time? You are now in luck. November 14th from 4pm - 8pm they have Rocky Mountain Ski And Board Tunes coming in and for $15 you get a wax and a light edge tune PLUS a House Pint of BEER. [1875 S Pearl St, Denver, CO]

Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew (Denver) - Tomorrow they are doing a riff on Keep the Glass & DJ night at the taproom! Turntable Thursday starts at 8pm. They are tapping a special Boxcar Coffee English Mild too! $10 gets you an awesome coffee mug and two beer fills in it. Unlimited coffee from Boxcar Coffee Roasters and $2 tacos from Mestizos Food Truck and $3 pours the rest of the night. Smooth jams brought you by the fine people at Vinyl Me, Please.

Boulder County

Front Range Brewing Co (Lafayette) - There's plenty of upcoming small batch beers coming this month from FRBC. Here's their planned releases: Nov 5th (today) Apricot Kolsch, Nov. 7th - Scottish 60 on Nitro, Nov. 12th - Wee Heavy, Nov. 19th - Cider Saison, and Nov. 26th - Otteni Oat Bier (Kottbusser). Also, they've have these beers currently bubbling and aging: Baltic Porter, Vienna Lager, and Silverheels English Barleywine [12.25% ABV] (to be barreled & aged starting Nov. 6th). And on deck is a Blonde Ale and MOAR Quad! Plus - stop in for Thursday Bluegrass Jam from 7pm to 9pm - bring an instrument or just come and listen. [400 W South Boulder Rd, Lafayette, CO]

Powder Keg Brewing Co (Niwot) - [PRESS RELEASE] Powder Keg Brewing Company launches their first sour ale to the public. Premiére Blanc is a Champagne barrel­-aged wild ale. Three carefully selected Brettanomyces strains produce wonderful stonefruit flavors and aromas. Ripe mango, peach and apricot are abundant with subtle white grape and vanilla oak notes on the nose. The flavor is more of the same followed by sharp acidity from souring bacteria and a very dry finish. “We wanted to create something delicate, like a fine wine” says brewmaster Phil Joyce, “It’s really a testament to how awesome that barrel is and the ability to showcase flavors and aromas symbiotically with select Brett strains.” Only 20 cases were produced and of that the majority will be sold through the taproom. Select craft beer stores will be selling the beer in the Denver and Boulder markets beginning the week of November 2nd and bottles will be available in the Niwot taproom for onsite consumption while supplies last. [101 2nd Ave, Niwot, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - Team Trivia is happening tonight at 7pm. Come show off your smarts and win some awesome prizes like: a keg of beer and a $250 gift certificate to the pub. Be there! [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Black Bottle Brewery (Ft. Collins) - You survived the election process - great! Come celebrate the end of the political ads and phone solicitations with Half Off Growler Fills today. That should help you forget them all. [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - With so many releases, there's always something new at 1933 Brewing Co. Although they are trying to have a solid 6 flagship brews on tap, their Head Brewer Zach Wilson likes to change it up, and why not when they're in their first year? They want to brew what their customers want and like to experiment and try new things. So this past month they have tapped the following new beers: Chili Beer, Squash Saison, Nut Brown, and a Gose (sour wheat beer with coriander and salt). Come try these new releases as well as their other 8 brews on tap! New Winter Hours: Closed Mondays, Tuesdays - Fridays 3-8pm, Saturdays 1-8pm, and Sundays 11am-6pm. Also - save the date for December 5th - Repeal Day - and a big party! [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing Co (Loveland) - Wednesday means Mug Night at the Beaver; purchase or bring in your own Big Beaver mug and your first fill is on the house! Ashley's pouring this evening, so come on down to visit with her. [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Ste 9, Loveland, CO]

Wiley Roots Brewing Co (Greeley) - Get ready for a good time! This year's Greeley Prohibition Repeal party kicks off tonight with bluegrass from The Common Good starting at 7:00pm! And don't forget to play Prohibition Bingo -- a visit to participating bars and restaurants, along with the purchase of local beer / cocktails get's your bingo card punched, and a completed bingo gets you a free drink! [625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Get $2 off growler fills all day today. Today's special is Farmer's Daughter Oktoberfest Ale growler fills for only $10. This brew won't be around much longer so get it while she's still there! [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - Grave Digger is back tomorrow! The Grave Digger (Baltic Porter) will be back on tap Thursday (11/6/14). The wait is over for this beast of a beer. This time the Grave Digger has a more complex malt profile as well as an in-house lager yeast used. They also cold fermented the beer for just over 4 months. What that means is that it is going to be the best batch of Grave Digger yet! [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Zwei Brüder Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Their Weizenbockenspiel is currently ageing in an Evan Williams single vintage bourbon barrel. This amazing beer will be released at the Tapping and Tasting event benefiting Ram Strength on Thursday, November 20 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm held at Zwei Brüder. Tickets can be purchased at Campus West Liquor Depot, Taps Sports Bar, The Fort Collins Fitness Club & there at Zwei Brüder. [4612 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Heads up sour fans! For any who haven't picked up a bottle of their sour ale, Night Has Fallen, they are down to their last case. Get yours in the taproom only soon! And if you come in from 3pm to 6pm they will treat you to $1 off pints! Prost! [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Buckhorn Brewers (Loveland) - Beer and Broadswords? Buckhorn Brewers has teamed up with Blind Peasant Productions and Dungeons & Drafts and a few other businesses in hosting a one-day medieval event - "Tyr's Folly: Battle Fair". The event will be on Saturday, November 8th, 2014, on 35 acres of beautiful land in Loveland, CO. The battle fair will include a full day of LARPing (live action roleplaying), food, a board game tent, tasty brews from Buckhorn Brewers, COSPLAY to include a costume contest for best in show, and other events. An official website is soon to come and will offer more details and a list of events for this one-day festival. Follow along with Dungeons & Drafts Facebook page for more updates. Buckhorn Brewers is at: [4229 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO]

Patrick's Irish Pub (Greeley) - Come and enjoy a witbier from Ommegang for $3 all day! They also have $2 off all hard ciders and a free drink for everyone who performs at open mic tonight! Open mic starts around 9:30pm. [907 8th Ave, Greeley, CO]

New Belgium Brewing (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] With the first snowfall already arriving for some, it’s starting to feel more and more like winter, which means the return of beloved cold-weather favorites from New Belgium Brewing. Accumulation White IPA and 2° Below Winter Ale can be found on shelves now, with Frambozen arriving November 11. This year marks Frambozen’s twenty-first birthday. Frambozen is one of the few New Belgium special release beers to return every year and Accumulation and 2° Below are joining the ranks as festive favorites. Accumulation White IPA is all about the hops and the wheat. This beer pours an unfiltered white-gold tone as a snowy head drifts atop. Mosaic and Amarillo hops offer an unmistakable tropical aroma. This white IPA is a counterpunch to the traditional practice of brewing dark beers for winter and offers hops that create a nice, bitter balance against soft peach and citrus flavors. Accumulation drinks like a proper American-style IPA, despite its wheat beer appearance and creamy, refreshing notes. Accumulation is available now through January 2015 and comes in at 6.2 percent ABV and 55 IBUs. Illustrating New Belgium’s love for Belgium-style brewing, 2° Below Winter Ale brings a bright, warming blast of Sterling and Liberty hops with tawny-roasted malts making it the perfect beer after a long day on the slopes. This beer is dry-hopped during fermentation, creating a rosy, floral nose with a hint of pepper spice and estery undertones. Pushing the beer into a final, nearly freezing state brings out a brilliant clarity in the pour. 2° Below is 6.6 percent ABV and 33 IBUs, and available now through January 2015. For Frambozen, the brewery’s unique Raspberry Brown Ale, it’s a milestone year as the beer turns 21. Named after the Flemish word for raspberries, Frambozen pops with fresh, tart and fruity complexity, backed by nutty, chocolate and caramel malts. New Belgium takes great care in its raspberry selection for this beer – per tradition, the brewery sends delegates to the Pacific Northwest to select freshly picked berries, which then become pure juice that is used during the fermentation stage. Frambozen is 6.5 percent ABV. It is available from November 11 to January 2015. ### [500 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Odell Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Odell is honoring their traditional brewing roots with the release of Woodcut No. 8, a Barleywine-style ale aged in new American oak barrels. The latest Cellar Series release has a rich malt base and pairs well with savory or sweet Thanksgiving side dishes and desserts. Woodcut No. 8 will be available in the tap room and their 11-state distribution area in 750ml bottles in early November. [800 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Bristol Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - You're halfway through the work week! Choose your next beer adventure with $1 off growler fills today! [1604 S Cascade Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Steamworks Brewing Co (Durango) - A chill is in the air, leaves are falling and that means the Spruce Goose Ale is back on tap. If you have not have the delight of enjoying a pint or 750ml of Spruce Goose you need to as Kenny and Spencer make one of the best spruce beers you will ever come across. They have been doing it for years. This magical ale starts its journey in the San Juan National Forest. By mid-summer early scouting reports set in motion what becomes an ethereal, candy-like concoction that really is a must taste of the Autumn season. [801 E Second Ave, Durango, CO]

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co (Edwards) - Announcing a new can release: Crazy Mountain Snowcat Coffee Stout is now available in cans! They teamed up with Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea Company to make a beer you can enjoy in the morning or evening. Fresh off the canning line today. [439 Edwards Access Rd, B-102, Edwards, CO]

Dillon Dam Brewery (Dillon) - After a short closure to install brand new carpeting, Dillon Dam Brewery is now back open! Come check out the carpet with the awesome hop design that was made just for them! As they say - "Get your own DAM carpet"! [100 Little Dam Rd, Dillon, CO]
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