Friday, November 28, 2014

Colorado Beer News 112814

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Black Friday. It's the craziest and most hectic shopping day of the year. Or at least it used to be before businesses decided to break tradition and start doing sales before Thanksgiving. If you've been up since the crack of dawn waiting in line for an early opening to get the best deals of the year then you're going to need to unwind with a craft beer later today. There's even some doorbuster deals at your local Colorado breweries today. That should make the loss of sleep well worth it. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Friday, November 28th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Brewery Rickoli (Wheat Ridge) - Today is the day they celebrate their 2nd year anniversary party - all day long. Come get your party on at their house! There will be free giveaways, and a raffle. Bring your leftovers for a potluck. Renew your Rickstar memberships too. [4335 Wadsworth Blvd, Wheat Ridge, CO]

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - They have 2 Black Friday deals for you, good until the end of November. Buy a gift certificate for $25 and get a free beer card. Beer for a year ( growler fill a month for 12 months) for only $90 and get 2 logo pint glasses. Get yours today! [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing Co (Lakewood & Denver) - After a long day of shopping your weary feet will want to relax with a beer. Regular hours at both tap rooms and their Thanksbeering Potluck event is tonight! Bring pre-heated leftovers and they all share with endless beer flowing from their taps. You get one free beer for bringing over food as well! Come hungry, come thirsty. [East: 12445 E 39th Ave, Unit 314, Denver, CO. West: 1057 S Wadsworth Blvd, Unit 60, Lakewood, CO]

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Denver) - It's ‪#‎SNOWEDIN‬ bomber and draft release day from noon to 10pm. They only have 50 custom hand made bomber boxes for your Black Friday shopping needs at $70 (15% off today only) which includes all four barrel aged beers: Sobremesa, Le Chapeau, Well Bred (if you didn't get it before it sold out this year) and Snowed In, their Imperial Oatmeal Stout made with Pablo's Coffee, raw cacao nibs and aged for 6 months in High West Distillery bourbon barrels! Taste of Texas BBQ here for your non turkey needs. [1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, CO]

Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) - Today their "Gingerbread Old Ale" goes on tap! Plus, Jessie's Smokin' NOLA will be there at 5pm with their yummy Cajun inspired food to replenish the energy you've spent shopping today. Ted Loughry / Guitarist Singer will kick off the tunes at 6pm. And their 25% select apparel starts today, so let's get some of your holiday shopping out of the way! [8200 Park Meadows Dr, Ste 8222, Lone Tree, CO]

Chain Reaction Brewing Co (Denver) - They are back to normal business hours today! Your feet might be sore from all that shopping or you may just now be coming out of your food coma. Either way come on down 12-10pm and enjoy some craft brews and the beautiful Colorado weather! Amore pizza truck will be there today as well so take a break from the turkey and grab a few slices. [902 S Lipan St, Denver, CO]

Black Shirt Brewing Co (Denver) - Looking for a gift idea, or perhaps something for yourself? Stop in and get one of their black flat bill hats - now on sale at 2pm. They're $20 each. There might be Red Evelyn available on tap as well. [3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

38 State Brewing Co (Littleton) - Join 38 State in celebrating a holiday tradition unlike any other - Black Friday! Swing by the brewery today and take 20% off all 38 State apparel and glassware. That's 20% off: t-shirts, zip-up hoodies, hats, beanies, pint glasses, goblets, and tasters! Get your holiday shopping done early and done right! Cheers! (*limited to in-stock selection*) [8071 S Broadway Ste A, Littleton, CO]

Lost Highway Brewing Co (Denver) - Black Friday special - purchase a $40 gift card for someone on your list and get a $10 gift certificate for yourself! Available only in the taproom today. [520 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO]

Blue Spruce Brewing Co (Centennial) - Today their Dopplebock will be back on tap. This darker version of a typical bock beer has a rich, malty backbone and aroma. The flavor comes across with caramel toasted notes, with a slightly chocolate finish. [4151 E County Line Rd, Unit G, Centennial, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co (Broomfield) - Have you had a chance to try all 12 of their beers? If not, check out a full flight! It IS Friday and they opened early! Basic Kneads Pizza is there tonight, so you can get some R&R after cooking all day yesterday! Patrick Keating is back with live music at 7pm. [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

Westminster Brewing Co (Westminster) - It's their First Anniversary Weekend - come celebrate with WBC! Happy Hour all day! Plus, Tony Guacamole Food Truck will be there tonight! Get $5 proper pints all day. Door prizes. Free cake and cupcakes. Win prizes. Live music from Big Paddy. [7655 W 108th Ave, Unit 600, Westminster, CO]

Hops & Pie (Denver) - Just tapped in time for Black Friday today: Double Stout from Green Flash, Radiator from Renegade, Saison Dolores from Almanac, and Harvest Dance from Boulevard. Unwind from yesterday and today. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Diebolt Brewing Co (Denver) - Tasting room is open today at 4pm and they are tapping Ex-Pat: Pieds Noir, an Algerian Biere de Garde brewed with a sweet Algerian Curry, palm sugar and figs. You don't want to miss this one! [3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - Time for Avery's Black Friday and upcoming Cyber Monday Deal! Get 10% off Avery gear on Black Friday in the Avery Tap Room. Plus, get 10% off gear + free shipping on orders over $75 on Cyber Monday in their online Gear Shop. Use the code: "hopfreak10" to save. Stop in today to their Tap Room for Black Friday rare beers including: Drew's Fuzzy Peach, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Trogdor, Raven, The Preacher, Eremita I, Eremita VI, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Czar, Hangin' with the Boysen, Ratman 10,000, '13 Mephistopheles, '12 The Czar, '10 The Beast, and '08 The Beast. [5757 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Echo Brewing Co (Frederick) - Echo is very excited to announce that they've begun canning their Balefire Red to compliment their "Bombers" of both Red and Nocturnal. Look for a can release date coming soon. Stop in tonight, Figs Italian Food Truck is scheduled 5-9pm. [5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO]

Vindication Brewing Co (Boulder) - Come join them tonight for some great beer and an evening with The Prairie Scholars! Its their final show of the year. Also, if you haven't had any, Vindication's new First Crop IPA is a beauty! [6880 Winchester Cir, Boulder, CO]

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co (Lafayette) - Black Saison on tap for Black Friday. Free beer with the purchase of one or more hat, shirt, hoodie, or stainless growler starting at 11am. [297 N US Hwy 287 #100, Lafayette, CO]

West Flanders Brewing Co (Boulder) - Are you out searching for the best Black Friday deals? Skip the lines and snag a $50 gift card to West Flanders Brewing Company, or The Sink and get $20 to use for yourself. A great gift to give and receive? Bonus! [1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO]

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) - Don't forget! Today only, they're serving up vertical taster paddles of Killer Penguin Barleywine showcasing years 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014! Don't miss this Black Friday Cellar Sale! [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

BRU handbuilt ales & eats (Boulder) - Today's Black Friday Deal - purchase a gift card for $50 or more at BRU handbuilt ales & eats and get a complimentary pint of one of their house ales. Offer good today only (Nov. 28th). Happy Hour today 3pm to 6pm. [5290 Arapahoe, Unit I, Boulder, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co (Longmont) - Left hand opened early today for Black Friday. Buy 2 t-shirts and get a bomber of their Warrior IPA. Plus, they're tapping an archive keg of Wake Up Dead at 5pm. Promo only available at their Tasting Room. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

The Very Nice Brewing Co (Nederland) - Avoid the craziness of Black on up to the mountains and find great shopping in their little town of Nederland. They have great gifts in the tap room. You won't have to deal with the crowds up here, just the wind! Check out their: t-shirts, tank tops, long sleeve t-shirts, work shirts, baseball caps & beanies, pint glasses, BrewDogs books, 32 or 64oz stainless steel growlers and bombers of their Phunkin' Monster. Also, ask about their beer and chocolate pairings available today. [20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO]

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - Black Friday crowds can be as stressful as Thanksgiving when your in-laws, weird uncle and 50 cousins raided your house. Eat your leftovers, then head to the tap room for a few pints and to catch up with the friends and family that you didn't see yesterday. You can still take advantage of Black Friday by using their free WIFI and shop online... with a beer in hand. They are open today from 3pm - 11pm. WongWayVeg will be in their courtyard today, which is perfect because you probably ate too much meat yesterday! [301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO]

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Northern Colorado

1933 Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Today for Black Friday they are hosting a One Day Only Sale at the brewery. Get 20% off all merchandise and/or buy a pint and get $2 off a growler fill! They opened early and will stay open til 8pm. Stop by to relax a bit while you're out with the crowds. [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - 462 Beer Club members got it on Wednesday, now starting today everyone can try their new Black Friday beer release - Cezanne Saison. It's a slightly wild and funky version of their Saison that used wild Weld County yeast in the fermentation. Available on draft and in 22oz bottles. [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Black Friday doesn't need to be stressful. City Star Brewing has got a deal for you! With every $25 spent on merchandise or gift cards receive a FREE beer or beer nickel. Deal goes all weekend! Great beer and live music tonight with Steve Manshel 7pm. Stop on in after your shopping spree. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Loveland Aleworks (Loveland) - For ONE DAY ONLY (today) - they have their Barrel-Aged Grand Cru available in the taproom. Plus, a Black Friday bonus - get 10% off your Aleworks apparel purchase. Free logo pint glass with $25 gift card purchase. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Equinox Brewing (Ft. Collins) - In addition to tapping their 2014 Midwinter Warmer, today they are also tapping Borealis Winter Ale! Come enjoy your Friday with some special winter beers! [133 Remington St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - BLACK FRIDAY at Broken Plow started at 2:00pm! They are releasing brand new beer label design posters! Get a 4 poster set! Get 25% off everything from 2-3pm. 20% off from 3-4pm and 15% off from 4-5pm. Drink beer and get additional discounts!! ONLY 3 HOURS FOR THESE DEALS! [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Join in at Grimm Brothers today for Adult Day Care. While the others in your family are out shopping, have them drop you off at the taproom and they'll take care of you with $1 off pints all day long. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Verboten Brewing (Loveland) - Black Friday special on apparel today AND tomorrow - get $4 off regular prices. Open today til 9pm. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - Today's Outlaw tapping is "Brewducken", a bourbon cranberry pumpkin ale. Even John Madden would approve. [242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Dodgeton Creek Brewing Co (Trinidad) - It's a stout and porter takeover at the taproom for Black Friday, with Pumpkin Stout, Milk Stout, Coffee Porter, Just. Stout. and Mexican Chocolate Porter all on tap today! So, once you get sick of the Black Friday hustle and bustle, come out to relax and gab a pint (or growler). They will be open till 10:00pm. As always, you are welcome to bring in your own food. [36730 Democracy Dr, Trinidad, CO]

Trinity Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Not everything about Black Friday sucks, after all, their Chilly Water Baltik Porter released at noon today! ‪#‎killthepintglass‬ [1466 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colo. Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Pug Ryan's Steakhouse and Brewery (Dillon) - Remember - Beer makes a great gift! Don't forget their great gifts for the craft brew lover in your life! T-shirts, hoodies, gift cards, growlers, and more. You can also shop online: [104 Village Pl, Dillon, CO]

Elevation Beer Co (Poncha Springs) - For Black Friday (today) all of their Black Diamond Series bottles are on sale to-go for just $8. One day only sale! Extended hours today until 8pm. Plus, word has it that their Oil Man Imperial Stout will be coming out on Friday, December 12th. Stay tuned for release details. [115 Pahlone Parkway, Poncha Springs, CO]

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