Thursday, January 8, 2015

Colorado Beer News 010815

Colorado Beer NewsGetting psyched for the weekend yet? It's almost here. There's a slight break in the weather and things are melting. Time to venture out and check out the latest tappings in Colorado craft beer. Fermentedly Challenged has some suggestions for you for this Throwback Thursday. Gear up and stock up for the big Broncos playoff game. Take home growlers are a great idea for game day. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Thursday, January 8th, 2015. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Lost Highway Brewing Co - The staff wishes to thank everyone who was able to join them yesterday for the Poet Session IPA release. They have another one ready for you - their O.G. Colfax Porter w/coconut, almonds & vanilla bean! Tapping next week - watch for date and time. [520 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO]

Kokopelli Beer Co - Kokopelli Beer Company is celebrating their 1 Year Anniversary this Saturday and Sunday, January 10th & 11th, 2015. Doors open Saturday at 11am and will feature 7 new limited beers, ones that have never been on tap there before. That will bring their list up to 25 of their own beers. These are very limited batches. There will also be Colorado wine specials, appetizer specials, 20% off all shirts, and the release of a new stainless steel keg style growler. Saturday also brings a jewelry showcase sale at 11am, live music at 3pm and 8pm. Then on Sunday - all the same specials plus some giveaways. At Sunday noon they'll have Irish Band Pickers and the Bronco game on at 2:40pm on all TVs. [8931 Harlan St, Westminster, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co - Join in this Sunday, January 11th at 11am for the first Bluegrass Brunch at Station 26 of 2015. Drink beer, eat Glazed & Confuzed donuts and Rolling Smoke barbecue, and listen to live bluegrass music from That Damn Sasquatch. Doors will open at 11:00am. Live music starts at 11:30am and Broncos on TV at 2:40pm. [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

Cannonball Creek Brewing Co - The staff is beyond excited for you to join them for their 2nd Anniversary Party on Saturday, January 17th from noon to 11pm! There will be live music in the taproom, Rolling Dough will be serving up pizzas all day and The Bronuts will be there with suggested beer and doughnut hole pairings! Also, you can't even imagine the adjunct kegs they have planned! You don't want to miss this. ‪[393 N washington Ave, Golden, CO]

Joyride Brewing Co - Say hello again to "Boxer Saison". Did you miss it? They thought so. It's back and now on tap. The brewmaster says that this is their best batch of it yet. It's citrusy, spicy and funky. Come and visit and try one soon. [2501 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO]

Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen - Do you like Instagram? Do you like Lowdown beer? Do you like FREE beer? Follow them at @lowdown_brewry, take & tag a pic of your favorite beer with ‪#‎lowdownbrewery‬ and show us next time you’re in for a FREE beer of your choice! It pays to photo and share your beer. [800 Lincoln St, Denver, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing Co (North) - This week's Canoe Room firkin is back by popular demand. Head to North Dock on Saturday for the Green Chile Apricot Blonde! ‪#‎FirkinSaturday‬ ‪#‎ApricotBlonde‬ [2801 Tower Rd, Aurora, CO]

Prost Brewing Co - Do you enjoy drinking a Dopplebock? If so, all of their dopplebock is 25% off for the entire month of January. That's on any pint, four packs or growlers. Hurry in, offer only good while the beer lasts. [2540 19th St, Denver, CO]

Locavore Beer Works - This weeks installment of 'Live ale Thursday' will feature Lillyhammer IPA and Bloch's Bounty milk stout. Also, coming up - the Inaugural cribbage tournament- 6:30pm Thursday, Jan 22nd. Winner takes a full growler home. An additional growler goes to whomever knocks Andy out of the tournament. [5950 S Platte Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO]

Black Shirt Brewing Co - [PRESS RELEASE] The Red Ale aficionados of Black Shirt Brewing Co (BSB) can now pay for their beer with Bitcoin! Starting November 6th, 2014, the brewery added the new digital currency to its already tech-savvy payment system. Black Shirt Brewing Co joins global businesses like, Expedia, Dell Computers, and local restaurants in Denver to provide their customers with the most innovative and secure payment option available. “Our brewery attracts a counter-cultural audience,” says Chad Miller, owner and chief executive officer of BSB. “The people that walk through our door have unique stories, incredible skills and talents, and have a passion for learning. We decided to start accepting Bitcoin as a way to show our customers that we are on the cutting edge of technology and eager to learn about the world around us.” - BSB will employ the industry-leading payment processor, Bitpay, whose offices are located in North and South America as well as across Europe. The brewery already uses Square to process credit card and cash payments via multiple iPads throughout the taproom. Some advantages to accepting Bitcoin include lower fees, easy to use smart phone apps, and no risk of charge backs. The team at BSB has been providing the Denver beer scene with a niche environment of Red Ales and rock and roll since 2012. More information about the story behind BSB is available via the documentary “Crafting a Nation,” where filmmakers follow Chad, his brother Branden, and Chad’s wife Carissa as they work together to build their dream of owning a brewery. To learn more about Bitcoin while simultaneously enjoying one of Denver’s best Red Ales, stop by Black Shirt Brewing Co in Denver’s River North neighborhood (visit for taproom hours). Patrons who pay in Bitcoin will receive $1 off their first beer. [3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

53 Peaks Brewing Co - Stop in at Grandma's House (Denver brewery) tomorrow, Friday January 9th as 53 Peaks will be tapping their Amber ale. Get a taste of things to come. 53 Peaks also has a Nut Brown ale on the way soon too. Keep tabs here for more word on upcoming releases and tappings. [Grandma's House:1710 S Broadway, Denver, CO]

Grandma's House - Stop in tonight, January 8th for Tetris League at 7pm. $5 entry fee - double elimination tournament. Two-player Super Nintendo format - cash prize. Tons of babes. Did you know the pros on the Tetris circuit call the long piece a "donger?" Once you're done giggling, your opponent will have cleared 90 lines in a couple minutes and walked away with your date for the evening. At least you'll have Taste of Texas BBQ to ease the pain. [1710 S Broadway, Denver, CO]

Arvada Beer Co - Mile High Music Patrol and DJ Chad will be in the house tonight for Trivia at 6:30pm. Come on down and enjoy the fun and win some prizes. Here's a freebee question for tonight - Q. "A boy's best friend is his mother," is a line from which movie? [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Chain Reaction Brewing Co - New beer(s) alert! 2 brand new beers are on tap today at ‪Chain Reaction! They have a pecan brown ale and a Galaxy hopped pale ale! Come try both along with the rest of the 16 taps flowing. [902 S Lipan St, Denver, CO]

Lone Tree Brewing Co - Trivia Night tonight! Are you guys ready to test your brain power? Do you have what it takes to earn a free growler of Lone Tree Brewing Company beer? Little India Food Truck is the food truck du jour...they will be there and ready to go by 5pm! [8200 Park Meadows Dr, Ste 8222, Lone Tree, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks - The holidays are over, and the Bombastic Holiday Ale is on it's way out too. Down the last 1/2 keg or so, it'll be gone soon. And the Bombastic isn't alone - Indulgence Chocolate Stout is just about empty too. Stop by the taproom and have a pint or two of these two crowd pleasers before they're gone. [5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, CO]

Mockery Brewing - Today is a Firkin Thursday at Mockery Brewing. Stop in and celebrate the warmer weather with a Salted Scotch Ale soaked on oak. [3501 Delgany St, Denver, CO]


Boulder County

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co - Today is Trivia Thursday at 6:30pm! They will have 9 beers on tap for your drinking pleasure and food from Bodacious Eats outside too. Beers today include: a Kolsch, an Altbier, a Porter, a Red Ale, an IPA, a Cascadian Dark Ale, a Black Saison, an Irish Stout on nitro, and a small batch Breakfast Stout (w/coffee & bourbon oak aged). [297 N US Hwy 287 #100, Lafayette, CO]

Longs Peak Pub & Taphouse - Stop in this Saturday from 8-10pm at the Longs Peak Pub & Taphouse for FREE live Bluegrass by members of Slipstream. Plenty of great Mountain Sun beers on tap. [600 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO]

Wild Mountain Smokehouse and Brewery - For all of those folks that need a lil' magic and mystical illusions; tonight Mark Strivings will be performing tableside Magic at Wild Mountain Smokehouse & Brewery...downtown Ned! (Thurs. Jan 8th 5 - 8pm) FREE. He puts on a great show for adults and kiddos alike! Enjoy a beer and some great food too. [70 East 1st St, Nederland, CO]

Twisted Pine Brewing Co - Follow the NFL playoffs at Boulder's premier sports brewery - Twisted Pine. They'll be serving up $3 Big Shot Espresso Stouts and Bloody Billys to fuel your football fever. Go Broncos! Stay Twisted! [3201 Walnut St, Ste A, Boulder, CO]

High Hops Brewery - Today High Hops is doing a sneak preview of Dr. Pat's 18 (Double IPA) which has even more Cascade at the end of the boil! They are only doing pints of this delicious DIPA for the sneak tapping, no growlers. They also have Franklin Taggart's Music Showcase this evening, not to mention Billy's Chaulkboard Gourmet Express there at 5pm with some delicious food. They do have some Nutwarmer left too! [6461 State Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing - Today's special is 1/2 price pints for the ladies all day. Plus, Geek Who Drink trivia is tonight starting at 7:30pm. Come enjoy your favorite Big Beaver beer with Kate! [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Ste 9, Loveland, CO]

Very Nice Brewing Co - It's Open Mic Night in the Very Nice tap room tonight from 7-9pm. Bring your talent, or watch some. They've got plenty of fresh beer on tap tonight as always. [20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO]

City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Northern Colorado

Wiley Roots Brewing Co - At Wiley Roots, they love all kinds of beers... however, they have a special appreciation for certain beers with TONS of strategically placed hops! Just tapped this week is "Luttman's Libations" -- a double IPA packed with tons of Centennial hops, and an experimental hop variety that has yet to be named (by the grower, not by Wiley Roots)! Come and get it while it lasts! Stats - ABV: 8.6% and IBUs: 120. [625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - It's getting close to their grand opening and they are excited to announce that this Friday night, January 9th, they will be releasing their "Boots & Socks Porter" at Echo Brewing Company in Frederick at 7pm. Come hang out, meet the Brix staff as well as the Echo crew and enjoy their first Brix Taphouse & Brewery beer. Stay tuned for word on opening day. [813 8th St, Greeley, CO]

Horse & Dragon Brewing Co - If you've been waiting for H&D to produce a traditional, roasty winter stout that makes you willing to get out of bed and shovel a snowdrift, it's here. On draught starting at noon today in the taproom - Gentleman Henry's Stout. Embrace the dark! [124 Racquette Dr, Ft. Collins, CO]

City Star Brewing - Today you can get Happy Hour prices all day long in the taproom. Doesn't that make you happy? After a beer you will be. Also, they just got in a HUGE shipment of growlers this week. Time to get yourself a new one. Live music in the taproom tonight with Seth Phillips at 7pm. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Fort Collins Brewery & Tavern - Tomorrow is the big day! Celebrate the release of FCB's Black Sheep Black IPA and Hefeweizen with the staff at the FCB Modern Tavern at 5pm for a friendly Kick the Keg competition! ‪Prizes if you kick the keg. [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Verboten Brewing - Good news! It's Pizza Thursday. Order a beer after 6pm tonight and the pizza slices are free while they last. And while you're at it, crack some jokes with Chris. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Today is T-shirt Thursday! Buy a t-shirt and get a free pint. Offer good all day long. They are open today from 2pm to 8pm. And mark your calendars for Saturday, January 17th at 12pm - that's the time they will release "The Countess" a big 9% ABV 85 IBU Imperial Stout. Meet the non-barrel aged version of The Count, The Countess. The first known use of the word stout for beer was in a document dated 1677 found in the Egerton Manuscript. The name porter was first used in 1721 to describe a dark brown beer that had been made with roasted malts. Because of the huge popularity of porters, brewers made them in a variety of strengths. The beers with higher gravities were called "Stout Porters", so the history and development of stout and porter are intertwined. Imperial stout, also known as Russian imperial stout, is a strong dark beer or stout in the style that was brewed in the 18th century by Thrale's brewery in London, England for export to the court of Catherine II of Russia. This is indeed a strong dark beer perfect for the winter months. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]


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