Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Colorado Beer News 011315

Colorado Beer NewsBusy work days make for more enjoyable happy hours afterwards. If you had a particularly busy work day today then you should treat yourself to a fresh craft beer at one of the 270 Colorado breweries, meaderies and hard cider companies. There's always something tasty on tap and Fermentedly Challenged has some tips on where you can try something new. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Tuesday, January 13th, 2015. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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

Metro Denver

Copper Kettle Brewing Co - January Coffee Beer Cask Month continues tomorrow at CKBC with the release of "Cascara" Charlie's Golden Strong. Come see what a bit of coffee will do for a beer. And the Truck Yeah food truck will be on site starting at 5pm as well. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project - Crooked Stave has a plethora of beers on tap this week including 4 varieties of Vieille Artisanal Saison, 4 varieties of Surette Provision Saison, 4 varieties of St. Bretta 100% Brett, Colorado Wild Sage, Batch 100, 2 varieties of Petite Sour, 2 different Motif Dark Belgian Sours, Batch #4 Origins Burgundy sour, Leopold Bros Sentience Wild Quad, and Nightmare on Brett. PLUS - they will be tapping L'Brett d'Pluot, a golden sour ale aged in oak barrels with pluots tonight at 6pm. Time to pucker up! Open til 11pm tonight. [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

Lost Highway Brewing Co - Today's special beer release - their O.G. Colfax Porter with coconut, almonds and vanilla bean paired with their Banoffee Pie - a graham cracker crust tart with salted caramel custard and bruleed bananas. Join them starting at 3pm! Also try their Barrel Aged Grave Robber Fraud Quad on Thursday, January 15th at 3pm. [520 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co - Calling all yogis and craft beer aficionados - you are welcome to join in this Saturday, January 17th from 3:30 - 4:30pm for their first installment of Crafty Yogis with Nikki Sutton. This one hour session is $15 and open to yoga fans of all ages and skill levels. All you need to do is bring your own mat and 21+ can enjoy a free beer after! [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing (South) - Dry Dock is releasing one of their popular brews at 10am on Wednesday, January 14th! Don't miss the tapping of their Poor Richard's Ale in honor of Ben Franklin's 309th birthday anniversary this weekend. Then, mark your calendars for February 1st and February 14th. There will be a special beer release each of those days. Try their Gruit on the 1st and their Chocolate Raspberry Porter on Valentines Day. ‪[15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing Co (West) - Don't forget trivia night with Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes at West tonight! Also to give you something fun for their 1st anniversary at West, they'll have something awesome available on Friday (like a custom take-home container for your beer)! ‪#‎partywithcaution‬ [1057 S Wadsworth Blvd, Unit 60, Lakewood, CO]

Brewery Rickoli - Don't forget about tonight's Winter Warmer party from 6pm to 9pm! Come meet your fellow Rickstars. All are welcome (Rickstars: Free; Non-Member: $10). You can try three popular beer samples (Old Rickoli Barley Wine, Peach Bourbon Monolith, and In Your Face Rye PA) and dessert appetizers! You'll have the opportunity to sign up/renew if you haven't yet. [4335 Wadsworth Blvd, Wheat Ridge, CO]

Arvada Beer Co - Today's Chile beer is "Frank's Redhot Red". It's like the heat of buffalo wings in a glass. Come give it a try if you dare! [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Mockery Brewing - BEER RELEASE THIS FRIDAY! Remember when they barrel aged their Foreign Export Coffee Stout in an ex-Woodford Reserve barrel that then aged Vanilla bitters? Well it is ready and DELICIOUS! They will be releasing this beer Friday, January 16th. ‪#‎craftbeer‬ ‪#‎beerrelease‬ ‪#‎stout‬ ‪#‎coffeestout‬ ‪#‎beer‬ ‪#‎newbeer‬ ‪#‎barrelaged‬ ‪#‎bourbon‬ ‪#‎woodfordreserve‬ [3501 Delgany St, Denver, CO]

Joyride Brewing Co - Say hello to their Naughty & Nice porters, your new co-beers of the week! Naughty was brewed with tart and sweet cherries, as well as cocoa nibs, while Nice was aged on vanilla beans and oak. Both are available for $1 off full pints and growlers all day. It's also Taco Tuesday and Tony Guacamole will be here. Hop On! [2501 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO]

Boulder County

Gunbarrel Brewing Co - While this brewery, targeted for the Boulder County area, is still not open for business, that's not stopping them from releasing some test beers. Coming up on Saturday, January 24th at 4:30pm - Gunbarrel Brewing Company will tap two beers over at Grandma's House (brewery) in Denver. The first beer is a Salt Lick Gose and the second beer is called Rosemerry Pale Ale. Both are very limited and won't last long. Check them out! Look for word on a possible location and opening estimate in the weeks to come.

Boulder Beer Co - Stop by the brewery and pub today for half prices appetizers fro 8-10pm. Plus plenty of fresh craft beer on tap! [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]


City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Northern Colorado

DD's Home Brew Supplies - Ever since Juice of the Barley shut it's doors in Greeley a few months ago, the city of Greeley has been without a homebrew supply shop. That is until now. On January 2nd, 2015 DD's Home Brew Supplies opened up for business. They are located at 2015 9th Street in Greeley, CO on the main one-way throughway in town. They are open 5 days a week (closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays). Visit them on Facebook or call them at (970) 356-1822. [2015 9th St, Greeley, CO]

Real Ale Real Love Firkin Festival - Real Ales Real Love Firkin Festival is northern Colorado’s first Firkin Festival! Loveland Colorado’s breweries, Grimm Brothers and Verboten Brewing have teamed up with Best Western Plus Crossroads Inn & Conference Center to host a special firkin & cask event January 24, 2015 from 4:00pm-8:00pm. This unique festival showcase one off beers by the best local breweries in Northern Colorado. This will be a smaller more intimate beer festival with representatives from the brewing community - over 28 breweries pouring so far. The Best Western will be the host of Real Ale Real Love Firkin Festival. Live music, real ale and a firkin good time. Tickets are still on sale - hurry they are going fast! Visit: www.realalereallove.com. [5542 E US Hwy 34, Loveland, CO]

High Hops Brewery - Winter is the perfect time to learn how to homebrew your own beer. Sign up for a Home Brew Class at High Hops set for Saturday, January 31st from 10am to 2pm. This introductory class will walk you through all the basics. Tickets are $20 and includes a free pint of beer. Get tickets at the brewery or in the garden shop. Meanwhile, back in the brewery - there will be a firkin release tomorrow (Wed. Jan. 14th) at 5pm. Stop in to try their Abbey and a Half. It's not a single or a dubbel, but it's a Belgian-style Brown Ale with a sweet caramel flavor and with a nice fruit finish. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Berthoud Brewing Co - Now open on Tuesdays 2-9pm! If you fill your growler on Tuesday get a free pint. This Friday, January 16th is Fig Newton Day and in honor of that they have brewed up a special firkin - Fig Brewton! This fig-infused ale will be tapped at 5pm Friday. [450 8th St, Ste B, Berthoud, CO]

Horse & Dragon Brewing Co - Look for H&D to be at the upcoming Real Ale Real Love Firkin Festival in Loveland on January 24th. They will be bringing their "Cow Faced Killer" in their firkin. And in other news, the brewery just happily received two large Jack Daniels barrels and will be filling it up with something special that will age for a few months. Stay tuned on what that will be - it's gonna be good. [124 Racquette Dr, Ft. Collins, CO]

Black Bottle Brewery - "Mom! The Meatloaf" sour ale is available today both on draft and in bottles. Come get some while you can. This beer is essentially Carlos, aged for months, soured and then blended with fresh Carlos. It would have made Carlos very proud if he was still with them today. [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Black Shirt Brewing Co - Do you love the X Games in Aspen? That event kicks off next week (January 22-25, 2015) and BSB will have some prize packages to give away that include concert tickets to see Snoop Dogg, Skrillex, Chromeo, and Wiz Khalifa. Interested? Follow them on Facebook to get more details. [3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Why limit Happy to just an Hour? Join in today for Happy Hour from 5-8pm with $3 pints! [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Loveland Aleworks - Happy T-shirt Tuesday! Zach is there during the day giving $1 off per pint if you're wearing you Aleworks gear. Get a free pint if you buy a hat or T-shirt. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Verboten Brewing - Verboten has eleven awesome beers on tap today! Stop in and try their newest seasonal, Killer Boots with coffee and vanilla on nitro, or try either of their dark IPAs
$1 off pints for all the lovely ladies at their first Verboten Sisterhood meeting of the year. Be there tonight at 6:30! [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

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