Monday, January 12, 2015

Colorado Beer News 011215

Colorado Beer NewsWhat's that sour taste in your mouth? The lingering disappointment of a Bronco loss? Being upset by the Colts is enough to make your Monday a big downer. Thank goodness there's Fermentedly Challenged and the Colorado Beer News to help take your mind off that bitter defeat. Craft beer is one way to help you forget that one-and-done playoff game. There's always College Basketball and next season. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Monday, January 12th, 2015. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

[CO Beer Festivals] -- [Beer Dinners] -- [CO Beer Releases]

Metro Denver

Lone Tree Brewing Co - Here's the line-up of new beer tappings for the month of January. Over the weekend, they released a Bronco Belgian Pale Ale. Coming up on Wednesday, January 14th, they're tap an India Brown Ale. Then near the end of the month on January 28th, they'll release a Horchata Stout. Food trucks on site Wednesdays through Sundays. [8200 Park Meadows Dr, #8222, Lone Tree, CO]

Big Choice Brewing - Good news! Their ApreShred Winter Ale is now once again available in tall cans! Stop by the taproom and stock up or look for them in stores around the north Denver / Broomfield area. [7270 W 118th Pl, Broomfield, CO]

Chain Reaction Brewing Co - Things have been going great for the folks down at Chain Reaction as they just crossed the 6 months of being open makr. They have really dialed in all the beers and been able to come up with a very efficient brew schedule. While they might be just the small 1 barrel brewery on the block, they have 20+ barrels of fermentation space and with the new brew schedule and a lot of hard work and dedication to this craft they are very happy to announce that they are expanding their weekly hours! Chain Reaction Brewing will now be open on Wednesdays from 3pm-8ish. Rest of the work schedule: Thurs 3-8pm, Fri+Sat 12pm-10pm, and Sundays 12pm-8pm. [902 S Lipan St, Denver, CO]

Beer By Design Brewery - Stop in the taproom tonight for the 2015 National Championship game - Oregon vs Ohio State! Kickoff at 6:30pm and 24 craft beers will be on tap! HAPPY hour 3pm-5pm. [2100 E 112th Ave, Northglenn, CO]

River North Brewery - For this week's Wayward Wednesday, they've got a special one for you: Table Sour! Tart and sessionable, this new experimental brew taps Wednesday at 3pm! [2401 Blake St, Unit 1, Denver, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co - Tonight in the taproom come watch the College Football Championship game. Plus, Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes starting at 7:30pm. Later this week on Tuesday, plan to play in their weekly Singles Ping Pong tourney at 6:30pm. On Wednesday January 14th ladies get $2 off pints all day long! Live music on Friday and Saturday nights at 7pm. Food trucks available every night! [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

Rock Bottom Brewery - This Wednesday, January 14th, Rock Bottom will tap THE BURRO, a Vienna Lager at 6pm. This is brewed with Vienna Munich and Pilsner Malts giving this beer a slightly sweet toasty note and lightly hopped. ABV. 5.8%. They’ll serve a complimentary glass until 6:30 pm. The best part about this tapping is it benefits the CraftWorks Foundation (which is their Foundation ) and their objective to alleviate hunger in our local communities as well as provide crisis relief to their CraftWorks teammates.


Boulder County

Großen Bart Brewery - Come and get your paint on tomorrow (January 13th). Come have fun learning to paint and sipping beer at the same time. The $30 class cost includes canvas, paint, instruction and 1 pint of beer. Register for the class at The class runs from 5:30pm to 8:00pm and will be held at the brewery taproom. [1025 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO]

Sanitas Brewing - Do you make a damn good chili? Prove it! For this year's Second Annual Boulder Food Truck Chili Cook-Off (Jan 31), they're having a Pro-Am portion. On Saturday, Jan 17th at 5pm, bring a large sampling of your best chili into the Tap Room. Reps from the participating food trucks will do a blind tasting and pick their favorite chilis. Winners will help each truck scale up a batch for the Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, Jan 31st. If your recipe wins the whole competition, they'll hook you up with a bevy of beer prizes and swag. [3550 Frontier Ave, Ste A, Boulder, CO]


City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Northern Colorado

Patrick's Irish Pub - There's a new beer tour going on. For a while Patrick's has been special ordering beers from around the world and collecting the rare and allocated ones in their cellar so that this 2015 beer tour will really highlight the best they can offer for all the regions. Basically, they start with Weld County beers then head east around the globe. There will be about 10 taps dedicated to the tour, meaning, they will go through 20 regions/ month. Trying to make it possible for people to collect all 80 in this semester if they're interested. This will be a really fun game and they will be tracking the regions they drink with ribbon on a giant ceiling mural of a world map. Stop in and start your own tour! Also, some new additions to their cellar: De Blaugies La Vermontoise 2014 Hill Farmstead Collab, Against The Grain Tale 2014, Anchorage Calabaza Boreal 2014, Evil Twin I Love You With This Stout 2014, Duvel Single 1.5Liter, AleSmith Grand Cru 2014, and Paradox Skully Barrel No 20 2014. [907 8th Ave, Greeley, CO]

Wiley Roots Brewing Co - Come join in the 2015 Celebration of Dark Beer at Wiley Roots Brewing Company. For the next 5 weeks, they will be releasing 13 different dark beers starting with 2 this Thursday, January 15th. Each week on Thursday from January 15th through February 12th, they will have 2 to 3 new dark beers on tap (small batch) for you to enjoy. This week's beer releases include a Chocolate Cake Stout and a Coconut Chocolate Porter. Check out the Colorado Beer Releases page for a complete rundown of all the upcoming beer releases. [625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

New Belgium Brewing - [PRESS RELEASE] New Belgium Brewing knows kicking back and relaxing with a session beer is about as good as it gets and the brewery’s new year-round release, Slow Ride Session IPA, offers the perfect easygoing companion. This IPA satisfies any hop lover’s craving while coming in at a sessionable 4.5 percent ABV and 40 IBUs. Slow Ride is available in bottles and on draft across New Belgium markets and it will debut in cans this March. Slow Ride starts with a pour of sheened gold and white, fluffy foam. A blend of eight hop varieties twist together fruity scents of lemon, peach, lime and grapefruit for a tropical aroma. Target, Cascade, Nelson Sauvin and Centennial hops are added to the boil and Mosaic, Simcoe, Amarillo and Citra are featured in the dry hop process. Pale and caramel malts balance a sweet, yet clean, start with a hoppy bitterness in the back. "The fun part about making this beer was balancing eight different hop strains into something smooth, bold and sessionable," said New Belgium Assistant Brewmaster, Grady Hull. "We pitch Cascade, Target, Nelson Sauvin and Centennial hops in the kettle and we dry hop with Mosaic, Simcoe, Amarillo and Citra. It's amazingly flavorful, and it still comes in at 4.5% abv." To encourage people to slow it all down, starting in February, New Belgium will celebrate Slow Ride by highlighting slow motion antics of its faithful beer fans. Those who submit videos of their IPA adventures in slow motion via Twitter, Vine, Instagram and Facebook using #GoSlowMo will have a chance to win New Belgium swag and ultimate bragging rights. Don’t have slow motion camera capabilities? Don’t worry, go ahead and act it out. Fans can also win prizes signing up for New Belgium’s Grand Cru Rewards program at For more Slow Mo fun, check out promos and events using New Belgium’s Beer Mode app. [500 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

1933 Brewing Co - Git your guitars out and start practicing for a good ole acoustic open mic night at 1933 Brewing Company hosted by Z Wilson + Laura Sickles! When: Thursday, January 29 from 5-7pm. Sign-up starts at 4:30pm or you can email Laura at staff[at] prior to the event. Also please email Laura if you have any questions. [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

The Mayor of Old Town - Join in this Tuesday night (January 13th) to celebrate their 2014 'Beer(s) of the Year' and receive a free branded glass with your purchase or either a Horse & Dragon Sad Panda Coffee Stout or a Firestone Walker Pivo Pils. Representatives for both breweries will be on hand to talk about their respective beers. Congratulations Horse & Dragon Brewing Company and Firestone Walker Brewing Co.! [632 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co - If you aren't there tomorrow night, you will miss some fantastic wings by Wing Shack and some awful moments playing Cards Against Humanity. Wings available from 2-8pm. Cards Against Humanity from 7-9pm. And oh ya - plenty of beer available. [242 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Verboten Brewing - Two years of “forbidden” beer—this calls for a celebration! Join in on Thursday, January 29 through Saturday, January 31 for three days of fun and beer. Thursday, Jan. 29 - Dinner, a specialty flight, and bottle release! Partake in a gourmet wood fired pizza buffet, dessert, a specialty beer flight and pint—and first dibs on their second sour release 22 oz. bottle! Call the taproom (970.775.7371) or tell your server if you’d like to reserve seats! Cost is $35/seat and tickets are limited! Friday, Jan. 30 - Special beer release and bottle purchase! They cleaned out the cellar! Your opportunity to purchase 2014’s last available bottles of Mountain Man and Night Has Fallen; as well as, 2015’s Sour Farmhouse Wit, Dizzying Intellect. Then on Saturday, Jan. 31 - it's a Barrel aged beer release extravaganza. Verboten is releasing six specialty beers throughout the day including an Imperial Grapefruit, Lemon, and Lime Saison aged in a Gin Barrel, and a Belgian Quad aged in a Bourbon Barrel! [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Who's the team to beat in NoCo Geeks Who Drink trivia? It's The Quizzin Bears - they are on a roll. The quiz starts at 7:00pm. Put on your thinking cap (or drinking cap). Food from Chaulkboard Gourmet Express will be there starting at 6:00pm. And since there's no Bronco game this coming Sunday, they will be doing another Dungeons & Drafts Board Game Takeover this Sunday January 18th from 2-7pm. Bring your favorite board game (or play one of theirs). If you participate you'll get $1 off pints. You're encouraged to dress up in a costume too. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Real Ale Real Love Firkin Festival - Do you like Firkins? Well, over 28 breweries will be participating in the FIRST firkin festival on Saturday, January 24th from 4-8pm at the Real Ale Real Love Firkin Festival in Loveland, CO! Tickets are only $40 and there are a ton of breweries coming. There will be some really special brews available that you won't want to miss. For more info visit Tickets are still available and will go quick. Hosted at the Best Western Plus Crossroads Inn & Conference Center right near the intersection of I-25 and US 34. You can even get lodging there for the night so no worries on needing a ride home. [5542 E US Hwy 34, Loveland, CO]

Odell Brewing Co - On Tuesday, January 13th at 7pm at Odell Brewing Company stop in and enjoy a beer and watch a movie and help Save the Poudre. They will be showing a documentary about the protection and restoration efforts that are happening along the Poudre River. The film is entitled: "Last Rush for the Wild West: Tar Sands, Oil Shale and the American Frontier". Cost is $10 per ticket and includes 1 beer and refreshments. [500 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

City Star Brewing - Yup it's Monday! And that means it's Free Beer Monday. Get a fill up of any growler and you'll get a free beer to either drink right then and there or a token good for a free beer later. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Zwei Brüder Brewing - Get $1 off medium and large biers during the Ohio State vs oregon Championship football game tonight starting at 6:30pm in the tasting room. Who you gonna cheer for? [4612 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]


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