Friday, January 9, 2015

Colorado Beer News 010915

Colorado Beer NewsEasing back into work isn't easy after a long holiday and after the first full work week of the year, I bet that everyone could really use a weekend right about now. This weekend should be a good one as there are lots of new beers coming out, the Big Beers Festival is underway in Vail and the Broncos are in a big playoff game vs the Colts this Sunday. It's supposed to be a great weekend and you'll want to know where to head to find yourself the perfect craft beer. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Friday, January 9th, 2015. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery - Jagged Mountain, a fun, tight-knit brewery in downtown Denver is looking for a creative, self-motivated, detail-oriented brewer to run start-to-finish production operations and to join their brewery family! This is a full-time, salaried position, with salary based on experience. 5+ years of experience in a brewery, production facility, etc. is preferred, as is brewing school experience and/or bachelor’s degree. This is a great opportunity to join a remarkable team! For more information, check out the job posting on The Brewing Network listing.

Dad & Dude's Breweria - [PRESS RELEASE] Today, January 9th at 4pm, Dad & Dude's Breweria will release a special beer in time for the Sunday NFL playoff game between the Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts. Outta Luck Orange-Crushed Ale is a lightweight, low-strength, easy to pound down beer of just 4% ABV that finishes incredibly fast. The beer’s pale malts provide a heartland charm that is quickly overtaken by a stampede of Colorado hops and a rush of crushed orange peel. These savvy additions unite lovers of all things orange and showcase the beer’s unstoppable, Colorado-grown strengths. A beer that’s perfect for manning up from mainstream beers, Outta Luck’s flavors pair perfectly with pizza and victorious football games. “Outta Luck,” says Dad & Dude’s brewing operations director Brian Connery, “is the first Developed through painstaking research, Outta Luck has a unique “reverse terroir” flavor feature that impacts people from a distant geographic location. “Outta Luck Orange-Crushed Ale,” says Dad & Dude’s brewer Bard Nielsen, “has a distinctly bitter finish for people from Indiana. But beer drinkers in Colorado will find it Dad & Dude’s Breweria is one of the nation’s smallest brewpubs. House beers are made on a 1.5 barrel system that produces three 15.5 gallon kegs at a time. The family owned brewery/pizzeria combination was founded by Thomas “Dad” Hembree and son Mason The company’s three packaged beers -- Dank IPA, Ryeot Red Ale and Leaves of Lemongrass Wit -- are available in four packs of 16-oz cans in 250+ stores across the metro Denver area. Note: nothing in the Outta Luck beer or in this information is intended to offend or infringe on the trademarks of the National Football League. No, certainly not. [6730 S Cornerstar Way, Aurora, CO]

Bull & Bush Brewery - German Gravity Keg Season continues this week and today they will be offering up a keg of Klosterbrauerei Weissenohe Green Monkey Mandarina #1. This keg tapped at 11am, so better get there quick to get some of what's left. Last week's keg was dry by 7pm Friday night. This is a 20 liter gravity keg - unfiltered, unpasteurized, traditional Franconian goodness, dispensed without artificial pressure or preservation of any kind. This is the way beer was enjoyed everywhere in the world until modernization/refrigeration came into being. [4700 Cherry Creek Dr South, Denver, CO]

CODA Brewing Co - Today they tapped their 1-keg only Experimental Elixir 16. It's a Scotch Oak Aged Ale with notes of toffee and caramel. Get some while it lasts. [2101 N Ursula Ct, Aurora, CO]

Wynkoop Brewing Co - Ever wanted a chance to let your Wynkoop brewer know what beer style you want them to make next? Well here's your chance. Go to their Facebook page and let them know what styles you want them to make that you think would be a good addition to their line-up. Get creative and give the Wynkoop brewers a challenge! [1634 18th St, Denver, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co - Their "Probably Probable Porter" is now back on tap! Let blasts of roasty coffee and lingering silky chocolate notes cheer you up this evening. Plus, Basic Kneads Pizza is in the house tonight along with the classic Patrick Keating (music) at 7pm. [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

Mu Brewery - It's Small Batch Friday! This week Mu teamed up with Stapleton Roasters. They provided Mu with some of their awesome organic craft coffee to brew a Coffee Chocolate Stout. It's a small batch which means they have a limited supply so sorry no growler fills on this one. [9735 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO]

Arvada Beer Co - Arvada Red is back on tap today. Come try a pint or 2. Open 11am to 11 pm. Soup and salad until 3pm daily, Happy hour 11am to 2pm and 4 to 7pm. Fresh Craft beers on tap! They hope to see you in Historic Olde Town Arvada today! [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Factotum Brewhouse - Factotum's very first in-house "brew" is happening today. We're calling this one Factotum Light... it's very sessionable. In fact doctors recommend you drink 8 glasses of it each day. Look for that brew and others when they open later this year. [3845 Lipan St, Denver, CO]

Westminster Brewing Co - Tonight they've got their Moses Chocolate Porter back on tap. Plus, dig into some tasty food from Figs Italian Delights. And stay for some live music from Eric Land from 6-9pm. It's going to be a happy Friday! [7655 W 108th Ave, Unit 600, Westminster, CO]

Comrade Brewing Co - Today from 4-9pm they'll have The Wing Wagon Grill serving up the best grilled wings in town! So stop in, grab some beer and wings, and relax. [7667 E Iliff Ave, Ste F, Denver, CO]

Lone Tree Brewing Co - Welcome to the weekend - you made it! Your reward for making it through the week following the holidays, is great beer (Bronco Belgian Pale Ale along with many others) and the great food of Jessie's Smokin' NOLA! Their reward is getting to see YOU! Live music tonight starts at 6pm with Ted Loughry. [8200 Park Meadows Dr, Ste 8222, Lone Tree, CO]

Stapleton Tap House - January is National Barleywine Month! They currently have the delicious Barnaby Barleywine from Fort Collins Brewery - FCB on tap! "The third of the award-winning Malt Monster Series to be released, Barnaby, Barley Wine, greets you with raw malty aromas reminiscent of caramel, brown sugar, ripe stone fruits and floral hops. The first sip brings all the rich complexity of the aroma to life, finishing silky smooth and incredibly satisfying." Next up: Wild Woods Brewery's Cherry Wheatwine. [8286 E Northfield Blvd, Unit 1525, Denver, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing Co - For a limited time only South Dock has Barrel-Aged Imperial Pumpkin on tap! Head over to try this beer before the keg kicks- it won't be long! 16 total beers on tap today. [15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO]

Chain Reaction Brewing Co - Today they are randling the red ale through toasted pecans! The nuttiness goes perfect with the caramel and toffee malt characters of the red. This brew is perfect for a cool winter day like today. Come try some while it lasts. Also, don't forget about Comedy Night at the brewery tonight. [902 S Lipan St, Denver, CO]
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Boulder County

Avery Brewing Co - Today's 5pm special tapping is two-fold! A brand new Oatmeal Porter featuring an Irish yeast strain, an English base malt, and Naked Golden Oats...and Rocky Mountain Olson's, their Oatmeal Porter with 4 lbs. of malted milk balls per barrel from our malting supplier, Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.! [5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Echo Brewing Co - Just a reminder that they will be doing a special beer release tonight at Echo Brewing. The guys from Echo got together with the upcoming new brewery in Greeley - Brix Taphouse & Brewery - to produce a special beer - Boots & Socks Porter. It taps at 7pm. [5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO]
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City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Northern Colorado

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - A reminder that this Sunday from 2-6pm at Grimm Brothers, there will be a Dungeons & Drafts Board Game Takeover event. Bring in your favorite board game to play or try one of theirs from their big library of games. Dungeons & Drafts will be opening in March of 2015 in Fort Collins. If you're into gaming get a sneak peak this Sunday from 2:00 -6:00pm. They will be raffling off some goodies and Grimm Bros will be doing $1 off pints for all gamers. If you can't make it (due to the Broncos game) don't worry, they'll be doing another one next week too on the 18th. Then TONIGHT - stop in for a taste of their newest firkin - Hazelnut Fearless Youth and food from Chaulkboard Gourmet Express starting at 6pm. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Loveland Aleworks - Grab your friends and neighbors and come enjoy a Friday night on the town in Downtown Loveland! To help you celebrate this Friday properly, they're tapping a small batch of Sorachi Ace IPA (available today only)! The Loveland Aleworks taproom is open 'til midnight! Also on tap: IPA, Winter Imperial IPA, Imperial Stout, Elaine's Coconut Porter, Darkest Day, Brother Mark's Belgian Dubbel, Dunkelweizen, Cranberry Sour & Raspberry Sour. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Verboten Brewing - In addition to Thinking Of Something Orange, Two Fives, Angry Banjo and Killer Boots we have these specialty beers on tap: Nuclear A-poca-liss Cascadian Dark Ale, Good Day to You Salted Caramel Chocolate Stout, I'm on a Boat Black Wit, Nitro Handle - Midnight Expresso Expresso Stout, Red Wine Barrel-AGed Killer Boots, 15 Commandments Black Imperial Belgian IPA, and Pure Imagination Double Oatmeal Stout. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Berthoud Brewing Co - There's a cask conditioned Farmhouse RyePA firkin tapping today for Firkin Friday at 5:00pm. Quaff one today. [450 8th St, Ste B, Berthoud, CO]

High Hops Brewery & Brew Shop - Did you get a home brew kit for the holidays? Is your New Years resolution to learn how to brew beer this year? Join in for a beginners home brew class Saturday January 31st from 10am-12 at High Hops! Call and reserve your spot today (970) 686-9771. [6461 State Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Real Ale Real Love Firkin Fest - Music has been confirmed for the Real Ale Real Love Firkin Fest!
John Till and Smokestack Relics will be playing amongst the Firkins on January 24th 4-8pm! John Till is a folk/blues artist who plays bottleneck slide, banjo, and guitar out of Bloomington Illinois. Also - Smokestack Relics is a Swampy Blues Duo comprised of brothers Cameron Webb and Collin Webb! Get ready for some firkin good fun with beer from 27 breweries! More info: realalereallove.com [Best Western PLUS Crossroads Inn: 5542 E US Hwy 34, Loveland, CO]
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