Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Colorado Beer News 111914

Colorado Beer NewsToday is the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address which commemorates Lincoln's famous speech at the Gettysburgh battlefield. Today is the 151st anniversary of that address which began with "Four score and seven years ago...". The infamous battle was less remembered than the speech where Lincoln stated that "... all men are created equal". Let's salute to the memory of the fallen soldiers of the American Civil War and toast to these famous words that we will always remember, well maybe not word for word, and especially not after having a couple of craft beers... Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Wednesday, November 19th, 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

Westminster Brewing Co (Westminster) - Today their 12 Apostles (Light German Ale) and their American Pale Ale are both back on tap today along with plenty of other beer including: 1066 ESB, Irish Red Ale, Sir Walter Pale, 4 Horses American IPA, Shiva English IPA, and Smokin' Wiccan (a smoked pumpkin). [7655 W 108th Ave, Unit 600, Westminster, CO]

ACBR Holiday Beer Bash (Denver) - Just cuz it's November doesn't mean there aren't any beer festivals. There's one this Friday, November 21st starting at 5pm (right after work) at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. It's the American Craft Beer Radio's 2nd Annual Holiday Beer Bash. Tickets are still available! Over 35+ breweries will be pouring with unlimited sampling. Plus, local chefs will be serving sample food offerings. Tons of prizes will be given away to some lucky attendees. VIP entry is 5pm and General Admission is at 6pm. Get tickets online at Eventbrite. [7711 E Academy Blvd, Denver, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing Co (Aurora) - Today they just tapped a brand new beer! Set sail the USS New Ironsides. It's an all Colorado beer. They used Colorado Pale Malt and locally grown Nugget hops. This pale ale is light, fresh and crisp. It comes in at 4.8% ABV and has 25 IBUs. Grab one at South Dock. Meanwhile at North Dock, they will do a bottle release of their Double Coffee Porter this Friday, November 21st. Part of their Signature Series. [South Dock: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO]

Cannonball Creek Brewing Co (Golden) - The brewers are stoked to announce that today they are releasing their first offering in an experimental series of ales dedicated to the never ending pursuit of the perfect IPA. Project Alpha #1 features prominent notes of peach, passion fruit and pink grapefruit. This beer finishes dry with a moderate hop bitterness. Hop varietals include Galaxy, Citra, and Simcoe. Come try one! [393 N Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

Mountain Toad Brewing (Golden) - Tomorrow, November 20th is their annual Paintin' and Pickin' going on from 5-10pm. Jesse Crock will be there painting 4 beautiful images that 4 lucky folks will be going home with! For $5 cash you get 1 ticket or $20 cash for 5 tickets to increase your odds! They will have a delicious Sorachi Saison on tap and the groovy Lookout Mtn Boys playin' live tunes! [90 Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

Golden City Brewery (Golden) - Tis the season - for beer! Holiday 2 packs are available at the brewery. Get 22oz bomber bottles of their Stand-Up Double IPA & the same beer aged in bourbon barrels for just $10. [920 12th St, Golden, CO]

Comrade Brewing Co (Denver) - There's a new beer on tap today - American Red Ale, brewed with Cascade, Chinook and Galaxy hops and weighing in at a big 7.0% ABV. Enjoy some tonight and play Trivia with Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes. Welkome to the party comrade. [7667 E Iliff Ave, Ste F, Denver, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) - Yesterday in this blog you were told of 7 new upcoming bottled beer releases at Crooked Stave coming by the end of the year. Well today is the 1st of those 7 to be released starting with Origins. There's a limit of 12 bottles sold per person and each bottle is $12. You won't want to miss this one sour lovers. Barrel-aged sour goodness. [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Here's some new tappings you'll want to come in for: Woodside Trippel from Perennial, Dual Artisanship from Perennial & Prairie, Prairie Ale, and HMS Bounty from Dry Dock on the handpull - all TAPPED! It's also $2 Craft Can Night from 5pm to close. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

The Industrial Revolution Brewing Co (Erie) - It's Vinyl Night at the IRBC from 4pm til 10pm. Bring in your favorite vinyl record or flip through their collection and choose your favorite to play while you enjoy a beer. [285 Cheesman St, Erie, CO]

Gro├čen Bart Brewery (Longmont) - It's the perfect HUMP day to come enjoy their Strip-Teaser Pale Ale! Stats: 6.4% ABV & 50 IBU's. They also have their Double Dry Hopped Chin Curtain IPA, Anker Beard Amber, and Fu Manchu Foreign Stout on tap! Doors open at 4pm-12am! PROST! [1025 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO]

Front Range Brewing Co (Lafayette) - Today's small batch release is a Cider Saison, made with sorghum. Uniquely tasty! [400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO]

The Very Nice Brewing Co (Nederland) - Announcing their first "Very Nice Vinyl" night! They will be making this a regular Wednesday thing. They started their collection from the Rollinsville antique and knick knack store. Come in and bring an album if you would like. If you want, they'll even trade a beer for an album to put into their collection. They'll have a sign up sheet so everybody gets a turn to play what they want. One album side per person, unless the other side needs to be played by popular demand! [20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Brix Taphouse & Brewery (Greeley) - One of the three breweries planning to open in Greeley is one big step closer to opening. Today they received their final liquor license approval from the city of Greeley. This was the last big hurdle before opening before the end of the year. Look for this taphouse and brewery to not only offer plenty of great craft beer on tap from around Colorado and the region, but they will also have a small brewhouse where guest brewers will be invited to brew on their system and put up their beers on tap on premise. They are located in the heart of downtown Greeley at 813 8th Street. Stay tuned for word on when they plan to open.

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - Stop by for trivia tonight! They always welcome new trivia teams at Broken Plow! They have great questions and music, fun round prizes and delicious beer and lots of fun every week. So if you've never played live trivia with Quizmaster Entertainment, get your friends together and get into Broken Plow tonight to see what everyone is talking about! And try to form your team before December 3rd because they will have a special holiday-themed night every Wednesday in December. Last week, NERD HERD, TOO COLD FOR THE WIVES and HIGH PRIESTS OF FENG SHUI took home over $90 in prizes and Plow Bucks. Wish you had a piece of this pie? Get in there at 7pm TONIGHT! [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Just tapped today on the Nitro tap: Walking the Parapet, a bourbon barrel-aged Killer Boots (porter). It's so smooth on nitro. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - What are your empty growlers doing these days? Bring them into Grimm Brothers today and get $2 off growler fills all day. Plus, they'll fill your growler with Farmer's Daughter for just $10. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Southern Front Range

Dodgeton Creek Brewing Co (Trinidad) - A reminder that they will be open next Wednesday, November 26, from 2:00pm to 8:00pm (Thanksgiving Eve). They will be offering a growler and growler fill special that day (growlers $6.00 (regular price: $8.00) and growler fills $10.00 (regular price $12.00). They will be closed on Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving day). Regular hours are planned for the remainder of Thanksgiving weekend (Friday & Saturday: 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Sunday: Noon to 6:00 PM). Stock up for the long holiday weekend! [36730 Democracy Dr, Trinidad, CO]

Fieldhouse Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - They've been soaking bacon in bourbon for a week. Why? For ‪Test Tap Wednesday‬ tonight! They're tapping a Bourbon Bacon Brown Ale paired with a thin crust pizza topped with candied bacon and drunken onions from Treehouse BBQ. It's all goin' down at 5pm! Don't be late. This beer won't last long! [521 S Tejon St, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co (Edwards) - Guys - hope you've been growing your mustache out this month because this Saturday, Nov 22nd is Crazy Mountain's Mustache November Celebration! They are partnering with Eagle River Fire District, Pints for Prostates and JB Tees to throw a party to raise money for Shaw Cancer Center's prostate cancer program. $15 gets you a sweet t-shirt featuring a celeb with an awesome 'stache and TWO pints of beer! There will be live music and a mustache contest with some great prizes. The party is from 4-8pm this Saturday, so come early to get your t-shirt - supplies are limited. [439 Edwards Access Rd, B-102, Edwards, CO]

Casey Brewing and Blending (Glenwood Springs) - Today they were busy labeling bottles for their upcoming release of "East Bank", a new farmhouse ale brewed with fresh Glenwood Springs wildflower honey. These bottles will be available starting December 6th. [3421 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO]

The Bakers' Brewery (Silverthorn) - Great news! The State of Colorado issued their liquor license last Friday and the brewing equipment showed up this Monday and Tuesday! Stay tuned for more updates as they prepare to open for business. [531 Silverthorn Ln, Silverthorne, CO]

Pug Ryan's Steakhouse and Brewery (Dillon) - Today they've got 11 beers on tap including a Nitro Stout, an ESB, a Jalapeno Stout, a Saison and several more. Come hungry, come thirsty and come with friends. [104 Village Pl, Dillon, CO]

Steamworks Brewing Co (Durango) - Keep the cold at bay and belly up for an Elephant Rider Imperial Pale Ale, on tap now at the brewpub! Stats: 9.5% ABV & a whooping 120 IBU's. This unfiltered Imperial IPA is full of Centennial hops. Get some while it lasts! [801 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO]
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