Thursday, November 13, 2014

Colorado Beer News 111314

Colorado Beer NewsToday is World Kindness Day. This is a day to help make the world a better place by doing a random act of kindness for someone or a group of people. Don't wait to be asked to help out - just do something nice because you want to. If everyone would do just one random act of kindness today just think of how much happier the world would be! Even buying someone a beer today "just because" would brighten someone's day. See what act of kindness you can come up with. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Thursday, November 13th, 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

Rock Bottom Brewery (Denver) - Here are a couple upcoming beer tappings for the coming month. On Wednesday, November 19th at 6pm, they will tap a special BATCH 4000. This one's a secret, so you'll have to be there to see what it is. Get a free glass of it between 6pm and 6:30pm that day. Also, on Wednesday, December 3rd at 6pm, they will tap their holiday ale: WICKED ELF ALE. There will be a specialty food menu to go along with that. Again, a free glass of it that day from 6pm to 6:30pm. A portion of the proceeds of this beer will benefit the Parade of Lights in downtown Denver. [1001 16th St, Unit A-100, Denver, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Lakewood & Denver) - They have a couple of very special events tonight at CAUTION: West! Lakewood's very own Tom Quinn from 5-7pm will be signing his new Civil War book - American Massacre, Fort Pillow and the Day That Changed a War. Come meet Tom in person and check out his new book! Also from 6-10pm, they're hosting the very first Boxwood Wooden Pinball Tournament! They'll have their latest ‪#‎ExBeeriment‬ on tap as well at both locations - Galaxy Pale Ale, perfect for a Thursday night at CAUTION! [Lakewood: 1057 S Wadsworth Blvd Unit 60 - Denver: 12445 E 39th Ave Unit 314]

Mountain Toad Brewing (Golden) - Honey Brown Ale is the tadpole of the day! No food truck service with these cold temps so pack some food in or they can order something to be delivered to the taproom for you. Come warm up at Mountain Toad! [900 Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

Beethoven and Brews (Denver) - Announcing the return of Beethoven and Brews, an original fundraising series that celebrates music and Colorado beer while supporting the Colorado Symphony. Tickets are now on sale for the next Beethoven and Brews event, to be held Thursday, December 4, from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, at VFW Post #1 Gallery, located in the Santa Fe Arts District. The event is sponsored by Renegade Brewery, which will provide with 4oz samples of their signature beers. In keeping with a holiday spirit, guests are encouraged to wear "ugly" holiday sweaters; sponsor Buffalo Exchange will have sweaters available for loan -- and modeling in a photo booth. Launched in 2013, Beethoven and Brews features small ensembles of Colorado Symphony musicians performing in casual, non-traditional venues, including art galleries and local breweries. Patrons enjoy an exclusive beer tasting paired with light hors d’oeuvres and musical performances. Proceeds from Beethoven and Brews support the Colorado Symphony. This December, the Colorado Symphony welcomes Imbibe, a Denver-based craft events company, as a partner in Beethoven and Brews. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 on site/day of, and include four 4-oz pours. Additional beverage and a signature Beethoven and Brews pint glasses will be available for purchase. A portion of each ticket purchase is tax deductible. Tickets can be purchased at: http://www.coloradosymphony.org/Events/Beethoven-Brews.

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Today they are releasing their Saison, 7.3% abv. This farmhouse ale has a slight citrus flavor. Monday they will bring back the Harvest Fest Pumpkin Ale. Next Friday, November 21st, they will release this years Jolly Holiday Ale. Over 9% abv, with notes of Mulling spice, coco and vanilla. [5600 Old Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Joyride Brewing Co (Edgewater) - New beer alert! Introducing The Pale MickALE! This American Pale Ale is named after their good friend Andy Mickelson who donated to their cause during their Kickstarter campaign two years ago. They used generous amounts of Willamette and East Kent Goldings with a touch of Citra. Coming in at 6% abv, this is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Come try one and give Andy a high five tonight! [2501 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO]

4 Noses Brewing Co (Broomfield) - There's a Barrel Release tonight! Come taste their Bourbon Barrel Imperial Pumpkin ales aged with whole vanilla beans. No food truck tonight due to the cold so BYOF! [8855 W 116 Cir, Broomfield, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing (Parker) - They are tapping a new beer tonight. Stop in and check out their Imperial Red called "Red Dare". They dare ya! [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

Baere Brewing Co (Denver) - Guess what's back? Their Farmhouse and Big Hopp Brown are now back on tap. Whiskey Barrel Big Hoppy still is pouring too! Fight the cold with a few of these tonight from 5-9pm. [320 Broadway Ste E, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (Lyons) - The 12th ‪‎CANiversary‬ is almost here! 12 years of ‪#CANarchy‬ with a party where it all started at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew | Lyons, CO on Saturday, Nov. 22nd. Come listen to tunes from Judge Roughneck & Eufórquestra and get down on some specialty canned brews. Get tix & more info at: http://bit.ly/1Ec5Lf8 and check out The Marquee's Facebook page for a chance to win a pair of tix too! The party kicks off with a buffet dinner at 6pm and Silent Disco starting at 7:30pm. Then they have live music from Judge Roughneck and Euforquestra presented by The Marquee Magazine. Live music kicks off at 8:30 and you can buy tix for $15 there. They'll be serving up a bunch of canned specialty OB brews, so grab your ticket and get on over on November 22. [303 Main St, Lyons, CO]

Großen Bart Brewery (Longmont) - Grossen Bart Brewery is officially OPEN FOR BUSINESS with at least 6 beers on tap! Come on in today for a Fu Manchu Foreign Stout and a Beard or Mustache trim from the ladies at Floyd's 99 Barbershop Longmont,Colorado! They will also be offering straight razor shaves and shoulder massages! Hours are 4pm-12am! [1025 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co (Longmont) - Oak Aged Wake Up Dead is back! Their Russian Imperial Stout aged on oak will return to the Tasting Room tomorrow evening November 14th at 5pm. Plus, bomber and rare draft offerings headed out of their doors to you in state and out of state folks! [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

The Old Mine (Erie) - Stop in for a new cider tapping - Pyrite, a bourbon barrel fermented imperial handlebar hard cider. According to their blog: "This Pyrite is the same batch from a few months ago – a result of 10.5%+ ABV Imperial Handlebar Hard Cider fermented and aged in a Breckenridge Bourbon Barrel for seven months. It’s like the apples ascended to Barrel Heaven, then returned to earth for us to enjoy. Once this batch is finished, the next Pyrite tapping won’t be until 2015 (with one that has been sitting in a Breckenridge Barrel for an entire year). Come on in and help us finish this current batch off." [500 Briggs St, Erie, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) - Today they tapped an Australian Hop Flight - five different variations on the same beer that they want you to help rank. They will be on tap through Monday. Come in and see which hop is your favorite out of Pride of Ringwood, Galaxy, Summer and Ella. [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Snowbank Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - The snow has ceased for the moment and the ice on the roads is finally starting to melt. That means it's so much easier to get over to the taproom and enjoy a pint. Umami Mobile Eatery is joining them today from 2pm until close with their Asian fusion cuisine. Purchase anything from the food truck and get a dollar off a pint of Smirking Lantern Pumpkin Ale to pair! Tomorrow, Friday November 14th at 5pm brings another Nuance Chocolate collaboration - Gingerbread Chocolate Porter. Their Chocolate Covered Cherry Porter last week ran out in two hours. Let's see if you can beat that record tomorrow! The taproom is open until 8pm tonight. [225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Ft. Collins, CO]

Equinox Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Today they tapped a firkin of Chocolate Mr. Delicious Oatmeal Stout. This one won't last long so better get in there quick! [133 Remington St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Fort Collins Brewery (Ft. Collins) - Spend your Sundays with FCB! On the first and third Sunday of each month FCB will be hosting Brewery Yoga with a portion of the proceeds going to local nonprofit FoCo Cafe! For $15, their brewery yoga friends will participate in an hour long power yoga session followed up with a well deserved FCB brew or Bloody Mary! Classes are limited to 15 people, register online! [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Live Music: Tonight at City Star they have Esther Sparks of Esther Sparks & the Whiskey Remedy. Music begins at 7pm and Esther will have her new CD for sale in the taproom. Not only that there's plenty of great craft beer on tap too! [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Today's Outlaw Tap is called "Stuffing". It's a stout that was made with almonds, vanilla, and apples. Stuff some in your mouth tonight! [242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Dodgeton Creek Brewing Co (Trinidad) - It may be cold outside but its warm in the taproom! This week's tap list features Extra Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Rapture Pale Ale, Scottish Ale, Coffee Porter, Stout, Milk Stout and Red Ale. Thursday's hours are 2:00pm to 8:00pm. So, grab a pizza, a sandwich or some wings and head out to the industrial park for some good beer. [36730 Democracy Dr, Trinidad, CO]

Trinity Brewing (Colorado Springs) - Need to warm up? Stop in tonight for some Big Winter beers being tapped. These will be sure to warm your heart and your soul. They don't call it Thirsty Thursday for nothing! #KillThePintGlass [1466 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colo. Springs, CO]

Fieldhouse Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Come eat and drink tonight at Fieldhouse Brewing. They've got the Piglatin Truck on site for every Thursday starting tonight. Thursday Night Football will be on the MEGA screen. There's not much pumpkin porter left! Better hurry and get yours before it's gone! [521 S Tejon St, Colo. Springs, CO]

Iron Bird Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Good news! Their popular Gourdy Pumpkin is back! It tapped at 3pm today. Come sit by their first and have a pint. [402 S Nevada Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Walter Brewing Co (Pueblo) - Come into Walter's today and get buy one get one if you say the password offer is good for (flights, talls and shorts) offer not for ( pitchers or growlers) the password they're looking for is "Snowshoes" hurry in offer ends at 6pm. [126 S Oneida St, Pueblo, CO]

Mountains and West

Storm Peak Brewing Co (Steamboat Springs) - Good news dark siders! Their dark and mysterious "Mr. Night Black IPA" is back on tap today. Stop in for a pint and warm up. [1744 N Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO]
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