Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Colorado Beer News 111814

Today is Mickey Mouse Day. Back on this day 86 years ago in 1928, Mickey Mouse debuted in a cartoon named "Steamboat Willie. Minnie Mouse also debuted in the same cartoon. While this was actually the 3rd film featuring Mickey Mouse, it was the first to be distributed. Since then, this famous mouse has become one of the many icons for the Walt Disney company. Today we honor this animated mouse and toast in it's honor. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Tuesday, November 18th, 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

Lost Highway Brewing Co (Denver) - Join in for the release of their Winter Ale "Liquid Pajamas". To celebrate they're throwing a Pajama party! Wear your pj's, enjoy "midnight snacks", play games and of course enjoy the beer! Brewed with wheat, rye, barely and 8 pounds of powdered cocoa. At 12.5% ABV you see where they get the name. [520 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - There's a beer release happening tonight in the taproom at 6pm. Stop in for their "L'Brett d'Pluot". It's an oak aged sour golden ale that was made with fresh Dapple Dandy pluots (plum/apricot hybrid). Plus, due to their recent decision to end their Cellar Reserve membership, they will have 7 other barrel-aged sour beers coming up for release before the end of the year: Origins (Nov. 19th), Nightmare on Brett Whiskey Barrel (Nov. 26th), Flor d'Lees Golden oak-aged sour (Dec. 3rd), Surette Reserva Cassis Black Currant and Vieille Cranberry & Spice (both Dec. 10th), and Motif Reserva dark Belgian-style Sherry Cask Sour and Primitif Dry Hopped Sour on December 17th. Pucker up! [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Don't forget that today you can get their Twenty Three special - an 18 inch 2 topping pie and two drafts for $23 from 5pm to close. Also, just tapped today are: Epic Brewing's Imperial Stout and Almanac's Dogpatch Sour. Try their Kansas City Style pulled chicken on a griddled house roll too. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Prost Brewing Co (Denver) - It's Weiss month at Prost Brewing. Get two-for-one growlers, $1 off six packs, $5 off cases, and $10 maas' everyday in November. [2540 19th St, Denver, CO]

Joyride Brewing Co (Edgewater) - Since they've been open just over 17 weeks, they've put out 17 different beers. That's about 1 new beer per week. Come try their latest two new beers: The Pale MickALE, an American Pale Ale, and their Defiance Belgian-style Dubbel. How many of their beers have you tried so far? [2501 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO]

Former Future Brewing Co (Denver) - Due to strong demand for their beers they've been trying to keep up with demand and decided to expand. Not even 1 year into business and they are adding 125% more capacity with a 15 bbl fermentor they got from Renegade Brewing. Also, look for another bottle release by the end of the year for their Twin Ruby, a sour red ale aged in red wine barrels. Also, as the Holiday Season approaches, they wanted to invite you to their First Annual Cookie and Beer Pairing and Ugly Sweater Contest. This will take place Wednesday, December 17th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. $12 for 4 pairings w/4oz beers or $20 for 4 pairings w/8oz beers. [514 W 1st Ave, Denver, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co (Broomfield) - Here's a Thanksgiving Special you'll want to take advantage of. For $15 you can get 2 WonderGlasses and 2 WonderCans between November 24th and November 26th. Food trucks on site every night through Sunday. [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria (Aurora) - For the holidays this year, Dad & Dude’s Breweria is giving thanks and Danks. From now through December 14, they're conducting a “Danksgiving” food drive at Dad & Dude’s Breweria to benefit the good folks at Denver food pantry Metro CareRing. They're giving a year’s worth of their flagship beer to one lucky contributor to the drive. Visitors to their pub who contribute $10 or four items from Metro Care Ring’s non-perishable-protein wish list (of canned tuna, peanut butter or canned/jarred nuts) will be entered into a drawing to win a year’s supply of Dank IPA, their deliriously hoppy but divinely quaffable American-style IPA. Multiple donations are encouraged of course, and each contribution gets the donor an additional raffle ticket. More details on Facebook. [6730 S Cornerstar Way Ste D, Aurora, CO]

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - Tomorrow their Happy Thanksgiving Cask Month continues with a tapping of their Sweet Potato Casserole Porter. That should get you into the holiday spirit. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

South Denver Metro Breweries Collaboration (Denver metro) - [PRESS RELEASE] On December 5th, 2014, eight breweries along the C-470 corridor will begin pouring the first collaboration brew; Bock C-470, a special recipe beer, designed and brewed by all eight brewers. The brewers from Blue Spruce Brewing Company & Restaurant, 3 Freaks Brewery, Lone Tree Brewing Company, 38th State Brewing Company, Grist Brewing Company, Living the Dream Brewing Company, CB Potts Brewery-Highlands Ranch, and Rock Bottom Brewery-South Denver, got together to design a recipe for their Weizenbock. This style of beer is a more powerful Dunkel Weizen with a pronounced estery alcohol character and complex malt characters of dark fruits. “As a Colorado brewer, I think we might be the first to do a freeway collaboration. We're certainly the first that I know of in recent history. So to me, that shows we are trying to reach out, expand beyond the confines of our buildings, get involved with each other as brewers to support and mentor across company lines. And that's what being a Colorado brewer is all about,” stated Rob Kevwitch Ph.D., brewer and founder of Grist Brewing. “The south suburban brewery scene has arrived, it's in full force, and we're here to stay.” - In addition to this collaboration beer, the breweries are offering a "beer passport” that can be picked up on or after December 5th at any of the eight locations. The passport will be stamped as patrons visit each location and the first 300 people that have their passport stamped from all eight breweries will receive a free limited edition C-470 Collaboration pint glass. The glass is etched with all eight brewery’s logos.

Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen (Denver) - What's new at Lowdown Brewery today? Try their O'tay Oatmeal Stout and their 666 IPA. Why wait until tomorrow when you can have one right now! [800 Lincoln St, Denver, CO]

Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) - Plan to attend their morning Beer Brunch this Saturday, November 22nd starting at 10am. They'll be serving up Saison beermosas and a Coffee-infused Disconnected Red breakfast beer along with the breakfast food provided by Tasty Eats. No tickets necessary, just show up and order. [7270 W 118th Pl, Broomfield, CO]

Boulder County

Crystal Springs Brewing Co (Louisville) - Trivia Night is tonight! Get your team together and join in the fun. The winning team members get a free beer. Fun for all. Warm up starts at 4pm. [657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO]

Gravity Brewing (Louisville) - Stop in today for a special Oatmeal Stout Test batch tapping today at 4pm. This is a classic oatmeal stout recipe brewed with flaked oats (6% ABV) 33 IBU). There's just 1 keg of it so don't wait too long to get some. [1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, CO]

Upslope Brewing Co (Boulder) - Get ready for round two, folks - they're introducing a Wild Saison, Volume 2 of their Lee Hill Series, this Thursday, November 20th from 5:00-9:00 pm, at their Wild Saison Release Party at the Lee Hill tap room. Be the first to try this one on tap or snag a can for your cellar! This beer comes in a big 19.2oz can for $10 each (limit four per person). [1501 Lee Hill Dr No. 20, Boulder, CO]

Sanitas Brewing (Boulder) - Tonight is Brewhouse Yoga with Jenna Bee at 6:00pm. Your $15 includes an intimate yoga session and a glass of one of their 8 draft beer offerings. Limber up and wet your whistle. [3550 Frontier Ave, Ste A, Boulder, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Wiley Roots Brewing Co (Greeley) - He's coming back! William, a Scottish Wee Heavy will be released once again on Saturday, November 22nd during a release party starting at 2pm. William has a rich, malty and slightly sweet backbone that blends with aromatic smoky and raisin notes. A seemingly straightforward sweetness quickly dives into a deeper more complex finish with secondary malt and robust plum notes that provide a depth and character that pair well for this traditional Scottish-style Wee Heavy. Plus, live music later that night from 7-10pm from Gil Astorga. [625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

New Belgium Brewing (Ft. Collins) - [PRESS RELEASE] New Belgium Brewing was recently honored by the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), which represents more than 200,000 businesses nationwide. The business received a SUSTY award, which ASBC proffers annually to recognize exemplary leadership in driving forward policies that help build a more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable America. “The SUSTY, short for Sustainable Policymakers Award, acknowledges the important and ground breaking work that policymakers and businesses across the nation are pursuing to create a 21st century economy built on principles of shared prosperity, environmental protection, and social justice,” said Richard Eidlin, ASBC VP of Policy & Campaigns, who presented the awards. “Through its actions, New Belgium Brewing stands as a great example of what a triple bottom line company looks like. Whether it’s producing high quality, non GMO craft beer, taking great care of its employees, or standing up for clean water, the Fort Collins, Colorado based firm is a leader in sustainability. New Belgium started its employee stock ownership plan back in 2000 and in January 2013 became 100 percent employee-owned. In 2008, New Belgium was named the best place to work in America by Outside magazine, due in part to the brewery's efforts to ensure the wellness of their employees. On the policy front, New Belgium has worked closely with ASBC to make the case that ‘clean water is good for business.’ Andrew Lemley testified on Capitol Hill to call attention to the economic and environmental benefit of EPA’s Clean Water rules,” said Eidlin. [500 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Odell Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - While they've been celebrating most of this year, today is actually the actual 25th anniversary date for Odell Brewing Company. Back on this day in 1989 Odell Brewing officially was born. Celebrate their success with an Odell 90 Shilling or one of their other many awesome year-round or specialty beers. Their taproom is open from 11am to 6pm today if you'd like to wander over and tell them Happy 25th! [800 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - Greeley is slowly becoming quite the brew town on the Eastern plains. Stop in every Tuesday and get $2 off growler (64oz) and Snarler (32oz) fills from open to close. If you stop in today, you'll notice that they've been busy brewing today and the taproom smells very fragrant and is nice and warm. [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - You've got just a week left to prepare for their upcoming Taproom Potluck on Tuesday, November 25th at 6:30pm. The theme this month is Thanksgiving. Bring something to share. If you cook your dish with a City Star beer as an ingredient, then they'll give you a Free Beer! Plates, napkins and silverware will be provided. Come on down! [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

High Hops Brewery (Windsor) - This week High Hops has three beer releases! On Wednesday November 19th, they'll tap a firkin of "Bobbin For Apples Ale", a crisp English ale with an apple and cinnamon aroma with slightly sweet, fruity flavors. Then on Thursday, November 20th they're tapping "Picea Pale Ale", an American pale with blue spruce tips. Then on Saturday, they are releasing "Hemp Beer", a red ale "dry-hempped" with Colorado-grown hemp. Whoa duuude! As always, food trucks on site Wednesday through Sunday and live music Thursday through Saturday. Also take advantage of their 6-pack special - buy 2 six-packs and get a free pint of beer. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing Co (Loveland) - Get to the brewery on Saturday, November 22nd for a FOLK FILLED NIGHT with The Stubby Shillelaghs! "Commando Under the Kilt" (cocoa mate Scottish Ale) will be flowing, and as always, BUY 1 GET 1 PINTS during the show (7-10 p.m.) for all you kilt wearing folks. [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Ste 9, Loveland, CO]

Berthoud Brewing Co (Berthoud) - Happy hour Wednesday from 3-6pm. Thursday is Geeks Who Drink Trivia at 7pm. Then on Friday, November 21st they'll tap a firkin of Country Peach Cobbler Ale at 5pm. Live music in the taproom on Saturday starting at 5pm. And come watch the Broncos on Sunday starting at 2:25pm. Bring a dish to share for their potluck style lunch starting just before the game. [450 8th St, Ste B, Berthoud, CO]

Southern Front Range

Red Leg Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Today's special is a pint discount. Get $1 off pints of their Blue Nose Brown and their Potato Potato all night long (til close that is). [4630 Forge Rd, Ste B, Colo. Springs, CO]

Iron Bird Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - The brewers from Iron Bird Brewing and Phantom Canyon brewing would like to invite everyone to a tapping of a collaboration beer - Purple Pants Porter Weisse this Friday, November 21st at 5pm. Be sure to wear your purple pants if you got 'em! [402 S Nevada Ave, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Ska Brewing (Durango) - If you happen to attend the Women of Colorado Craft Pinup Calendar Meet & Greet next Tuesday November 25th at Dad & Dude's Breweria in Aurora, CO then you'll get a chance to try Ska's Copper Penny Double Red - just for that event. Get your calendar autographed while you're there. Other breweries will also be participating: Avery, Beer By Design, CAUTION, Crazy Mountain, FCB, Golden City, Grist, Great Divide, Left Hand, Horse & Dragon, Strange Craft and Wonderland Brewing. Event runs from 5pm to 9pm at Dad & Dude's Breweria.

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