Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Colorado Beer News 111214

Colorado Beer NewsToday is A Friggin Cold Day! The temps have dropped down into the single digits here in Colorado and will drop below zero once again tonight. Brrrrr!!!! What's a craft beer lover to do? Head indoors of course! And head straight to your favorite craft brewery taproom where you'll find all kinds of brews that will help warm you up with a bit of alcohol. But please, stay safe and take a designated driver with you. Those roads can be icy and you don't want to be driving after a beer or two today. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Wednesday, November 12th, 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

Diebolt Brewing Co (Denver) - Diebolt Brewing Company will be releasing a barrel aged version of their Biere de Triomphe this Friday, the 14th. After a 5 month garde in Cabernet barrels, wonderful flavors of black currant and spicy oak mingle with grape-like esters and slight citrus notes from the Biere de Triomphe leaving a smooth, slightly tart, well blended, barrel-aged Biere. “The Biere de Triomphe already had a significant wine character from the yeast, so it was no surprise that this was the perfect beer for wine barrel aging.” said brewer Jack Diebolt “We like this version so much, the next time we brew the Biere de Triomphe the whole batch is getting laid down in Cabernet barrels." - The beer will be available when the tasting room opens at 4pm Friday. [3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO]

Rockyard Brewing Co (Castle Rock) - Get ready for another famous Jellyman's Deviation tapping! On Friday, November 14th at 4pm they will tap "When It's Not", a 7% ABV robust porter made with six different chilies (jalapeno, habanero, serrano, shishito, fresno, & anaheim). This brew ought to warm you up on these cold November days. [880 Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO]

Fiction Beer Co (Denver) - Coming up this Friday, November 14th at 6pm is a tapping of their "Communal Synergy", a Double IPA. Food trucks will be on hand daily today through Sunday. Speaking of Sunday, stop in for Beermosas and Breakfast Burritos that day starting at 11am and watch the Broncos take on Saint Louis. [7101 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO]

Black Shirt Brewing Co (Denver) - There will be 2 new beers hitting the taps this week. 1) Imperial Red Porter #2014-01 - today November 12th at 5pm. And 2) 1 keg of Imperial Chai Red Porter #2014-01 on Sunday November 16th at 2pm. They will continue to tap a new keg every Sunday at 2pm until it's gone. Plus! They found the last keg of Guava Red Saison that was hidden away and they will tap it when they open today at 5pm. [3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

38 State Brewing Co (Littleton) - They've been busy pouring beers for a while now, but they haven't had an official ribbon cutting ceremony until now. Plan to attend their Ribbon Cutting celebration on Tuesday, November 18th from 5-7pm. Among the events they'll have going on are: drink specials, games, giveaways, tours, Colorado Trivia, and an appearance & address from the Mayor of Littleton. More info on Meetup.com. [8071A S Broadway, Littleton, CO]

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - Join in this Sunday morning for Bronco's, Breakfast Burritos and Beermosas at Big Choice during the Bronco game (they open at 9am). They'll also have all day growler Happy Hour and get $1 off 4-packs to go. Stay for the game and they will have Tasty Eats (food truck) serving lunch. Get $1 off your pints during the Bronco's game (starts at 11am). [7270 W 118th Pl, Unit A, Broomfield, CO]

AC Golden Brewing Co (Golden) - [PRESS RELEASE] Winterfest, a rich, creamy Vienna-style lager, celebrates its 30th year as a holiday seasonal beer. One of Colorado’s oldest seasonals, Winterfest is on shelves now, in Colorado only. Brewed by AC Golden Brewing Company in a very small quantity, each bottle is individually numbered. The bottle also sports a special neck label marking the beer’s 30th year. Winterfest won a gold medal at this year’s World Beer Cup. The win is highlighted on the beer’s six-pack carriers. Coloradans looking for this year’s Winterfest will find it as long as supplies last in bars and restaurants in 12-ounce bottles and in liquor stores in 6-packs. Winterfest pairs well with many different foods, and is also good on its own, sipped from the bottle or a glass. [1301 Ford St, Golden, CO]

Denver Beer Co (Denver) - This is how we measure snowfall in Denver - by placing your glass on their snow covered outdoor patio furniture! Their newest batch of "The Wilderness" Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout is now on tap! That should help keep you warm this week! [1695 Platte St, Denver, CO]

Former Future Brewing Co (Denver) - Don't forget! Happy Hour Tuesday - Thursday from 4p to 6p. $1 off all PINTS! Brewmaster James Howat is behind the bar tonight - keeping you warm with Salted Caramel Prim & Porter or Dandyman English IPA. [1290 S Broadway, Denver, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co (Broomfield) - Cornhole - sounds funny, looks kinda funny, and is fun! Join in tonight for a brewhouse cornhole tourney at 6:30pm (indoors of course)! 2 person teams, $5 entry, double elimination and 3 beer tasters with entry. Wheels on Fire Pizza Truck is here again serving wood-fired pizza. Just sounds warm and yummy, right?! [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen (Denver) - Their tasty Slandering Rye Porter is telling you that it's just what we all need on this cold day! Come in today, mention this post you read on Facebook (ok Fermentedly Challenged), and your first beer is on the house! [800 Lincoln St, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Left Hand Brewing Co (Longmont) - Left Hand Brewing is hiring on their sales team. Check out their opening for a New York / Connecticut Beer Hero on their website. http://lefthandbrewing.com/contact/employment/ [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - Don't forget that this Sunday, November 16th is their release party for Tweak, a coffee infused version of Mephistopheles Stout. It's a blast at 17.81% ABV and has 1.6 pounds of espresso coffee infused per barrel. Wooo! [5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Wiley Roots Brewing Co (Greeley) - Dig out those old records and bring your favorite vinyl into the brewery tonight for their Wednesday Listening Party. They'll play a side of your favorite LP or EP from 7pm to 11pm. Plenty of beer on tap to help warm you up from the sub zero cold. [625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - The 462 Beer Club is back and starts tonight November 12th at 7pm! It's a free beer club! Members are notified first of new releases and have the option to reserve bottles of special releases. The 462 Club pre-release happens before the general release to the tap house. This special release includes a party with appetizers, samples of the new brew with the brewers, and the ability to take your reserved bottles home that day. To sign up for the club, just follow the link here. After you have reserved your spot in the club all you have to do is purchase at least two bottles of each new beer during the release. To keep membership in the club you will need to purchase at least two bottles of each new beer during the release time. You can skip just one release before your spot opens up to those that are on the wait list. They have to do this to allow everyone who wants to be a part of the club a chance to join in. [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Branch Out Cider (Ft. Collins) and Scrumpy's Hard Cider Bar (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] Branch Out Cider and Scrumpy's are pleased to announce they have created a collaborative cider called, "Brumpy Dry." The draft cider is the first draft cider collaboration from apples handpicked exclusively from apples trees in Northern Colorado. Brumpy Dry is a dry, 6.9% draft cider with a hint of local honey. The companies produced a limited batch of the draft cider to celebrate the close of the 2014 apple harvest. The cider is available on draft at Scrumpy's located at 215 North College Avenue. Kegs of the cider are also available for sale through Scumpy's while supplies last. "We're excited to bring truly local draft cider to Fort Collins. We have had a very successful season picking apples in Northern Colorado and look forward to sharing this collaboration at Scrumpy's. Grab a glass and thank all those local trees for yielding this collaboration." stated Aaron Fodge, Branch Out Cider, Co-owner. For more information about Branch Out Cider at (970) 658-5500 or visit their website www.branchoutcider.com.

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - Don't miss this weekend at Broken Plow Brewery! They will be hosting two incredible musicians on Friday and Saturday evenings. Both nights will also include food from their favorite Elements Wood Fired Oven! Elements will be serving their delicious BBQ in the taproom on Friday night. Saturday they will return with their famous Wood Fired Pizza! Come hear Alex Maryol on Friday night, Nov. 14th at 7pm. Saturday, Nov. 15th, features Danny Shafer at 6pm. Saturday is also a benefit night. Elements Wood Fired Oven will be hosting a benefit for Sue Houtchens. Come feast on deliciously prepared game! You can even provide game meat for this event! Elements will smoke your meats and prepare them. Feel free to bring a side dish if you wish. Sue is a great lady and a friend of Broken Plow. She was injured in a motorcycle accident and is needing help with her medical expenses. Elements is donating all proceeds to her cause. - MEANWHILE - stop in for Trivia tonight at 7pm! [4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Their first November firkin Sweet Potato Fearless Youth is on tap today to celebrate the Thanksgiving season. It will be there until this Thursday, then they will tap a Garlic Rosemary Red Cap on Friday, November 14th. Also, today get $2 off growler fills all day today. Get some of their Uncommon Sweetheart, their collaboration brew with Crow Hop for only $10 today. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - It's Happy Hour Wednesday! Get $1 off pints from 3pm to 6pm today. And don't forget to attend the 5th Annual Beers for Boobies event this Friday at 7pm at the Ellis Ranch Event Center Wedding parks in Loveland, CO! [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Red Leg Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Get out of that snow and into the taproom! It's warm, dry, and they have lots of delicious beer! Pints of Cutter Wit are $1 off all night, and they are still hosting their Red Leg 5K social with Team Rubicon - Region 8 and Team Red, White & Blue, so earn a few pints, then warm up with some delicious sausage from Bite Me Gourmet Sausage! [4630 Forge Rd, Ste B, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Dillon Dam Brewery (Dillon) - This month through November 25th, stop in for some great Dam beer and take advantage of their 30% OFF Pub Dinners Mondays through Thursdays from 5-10pm. This special is good on their New York Strip, Bill's Buffalo Short Ribs, Mango Mahi, Field & Stream Apricot IPA Chicken, Pecan Ruby Trout, Jalapeno Salmon and Pasta Caprese. Also, tonight is Live Trivia starting at 9:00pm. Win prizes. [100 Little Dam Rd, Dillon, CO]

Roaring Fork Beer Co (Carbondale) - Winter has arrived! So in celebration, they are throwing a season kick off party at Cripple Creek Backcountry with Meier Skis this Saturday, November 15th! Lots of awesome prizes, Meier skis give away, food and most importantly FREE BEER! Come in 80's gear bring your mullet or mustache and win cool stuff! **Proceeds go to the creation of Sunlight Mountain's beacon park! Cripple Creek Backcountry is located at: 582 Hwy 133, Carbondale, CO.
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