Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Colorado Beer News 011415

Colorado Beer NewsTrivia isn't just for small gatherings anymore - it's become mainstream, particularly at Colorado breweries. Tonight there must be dozens of trivia nights out there. If you and your friends have the smarts for it, you might just make a career out of winning trivia nights - at least plenty of opportunities to win FREE BEER! There's several featured in today's news. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Wednesday, January 14th, 2015. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Elk Mountain Brewing - There's a new firkin tapping this afternoon at 4:00pm. Stop in for a taste of their Banana Nut Brown. There's also a beer special going on as well. Buy a pint of their Witty Red Fox Red Wit and you will get another pint FREE! Plus, Lena B Bar-B-Que will be there to satisfy your noms. [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

38 State Brewing Co - Flex your knowledge tonight at their Weekly Wednesday Trivia Night. What's better than prizes for the top three teams? How about delicious food from The Cluck Truck! It's Hump Day - Take a break from the weekly grind and join in for food, fun, and brews. Trivia starts at 7pm. [8071 S Broadway, Ste A, Littleton, CO]

Something Brewery - This brewery in development in Thornton, CO has some big news. They just signed their lease and will now begin the long process to getting a brewery open. Follow their progress on Facebook and bookmark their website at: Look for an opening sometime later this year if all goes well. to be located at: 2223 E 128th Ave, Thornton, CO.

Lucky Pie Lodo - It's an event celebrating the New Brews On The Block! A 10 Tap Take-Over featuring Colorado's best new breweries. Pump up your Air Jordan Shoes, slip on your overalls, put on those prints and get down there for a ‪craft beer‬ fueled flashback to the 90s. Great grub, bangin' ‪‎brews‬, and mad good music. Prizes for the best dressed! This Thursday, January 15th starting at 4pm. [1610 16th St, Denver, CO]

Grand Lake Brewing Tavern - Grand Lake Brewing Tavern is hosting their weekly Cards Against Humanity tournament tonight @ 7:00pm. Great prizes to go along with your degenerate thoughts... add beer and it'll be a crazy good time! Be there! [5610 Yukon St, Arvada, CO]

Mockery Brewing - Starting NEXT Wednesday, January 21st at 7pm they will have trivia at Mockery! Join in with Geeks Who Drink and test your knowledge on everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. HAPPY HOUR PRICING ($1 off ALL pints) for all participants to celebrate their first week of trivia! [3501 Delgany St, Denver, CO]

Hops & Pie - Tonight is $2 Craft Can Night from 5pm to close. Plus, here's some of the best new beers they've just put on tap: Imperial Chocolate Stout from Almanac, A Saison Darkly from Stillwater, and Double IPA from Dry Dock on the Hand Pull. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Coda Brewing Co - Today they are tapping "Via Chicago", a citra forward, A-town pale ale. This one weighs in at 7.1% ABV. Also, their "Covalent", a 9.8% ABV Double IPA is selling extremely fast. It's only a week old and is heading to Hops & Pie today. Coda Brewing is also piloting a tart saison to be bottled with Brettanomyces. Coming this summer, they plan to bottle their GABF silver medal winning "Sleepyhead". Plus, their 12% ABV Russian Imperial Stout went into Breck Bourbon barrels last week and will be tapped late this year. In related business news, Coda Brewing was named Startup Brewery of the Year at the San Diego Brewbound Sessions. This comes with a Widmer Brothers collaboration in Portland. Not only that, but Ska Brewing also named Coda Brewing the best new Colorado brewery of 2014. [2101 N Ursula Ct, Aurora, CO]

Grandma's House - Think you've got a good voice? Join in tonight at Grandma's House for Karaoke Night from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Everyone is a star tonight - especially after a beer or two. [1710 S Broadway, Denver, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing Co - And speaking of karaoke... It's round 2! The second qualifying round for their Epic Karaoke Contest begins tonight at 8pm. Practice/free singing starts around 7, and goes until they have all their qualifying slots filled. They can take up to 8 singers, so come sign up early to get in! Full details are in their Facebook post from last Wednesday. Be there tonight! ‪#‎partywithcaution‬ [1057 S Wadsworth Blvd, Unit 60, Lakewood, CO]

Colorado Plus - Here's a small festival you might not have heard of. Starting this Friday, January 16th at Colorado Plus at 3pm, they are hosting a Big Barrel Aged Beer Festival all weekend long. Featuring a variety of barrel aged Russian Imperial Stouts, Belgian Quads, and Barley Wines. For those of you who couldn't get enough of Big Beers from last weekend's festival in Vail, you'll want to get more of those kinds of beers. Beers from Avery, Dry Dock, Kannah Creek, Butcherknife, River North, Strange, Rock Bottom, Grimm Brothers, Elevation and more. [6995 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks - Discovery Beer‬ alert: the Bombastic Holiday Ale departed soon after the New Year, but they'll be tapping 5 gallons of an Oak-aged version today at 5:00pm (4:00pm for Adventure Club)! And when you get hungry, pair that with some BBQ from Bubba Duke's BBQ tonight. [5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, CO]

Comrade Brewing Co - This Friday, January 16th at noon, Comrade Brewing will be tapping a new beer - Smoke Shack Smoked Lager. Described as a rich amber lager with smoky highlights in the nose and in the deep malt base. Brewed with Weyermann Munich, beechwood-smoked malt, Magnum hops and lagered for over 2 months for a clean and crisp finish. Stats: 5.1% ABV, 25 IBU. Welkome to the party Comrade! [7667 E Iliff Ave, Ste #F, Denver, CO]

Lone Tree Brewing Co - New on tap today: Rendezvous in Prague India Brown Ale - this is the same recipe that Asst. Brewer Josh used on his recent trip to Prague! It's the last chilly day for a while so lets enjoy all of it with some delicious beers AND the delicious comfort food of The Rolling Italian! Hoptree IIPA is still hanging out on the Nitro tap so come get some while you can! [8200 Park Meadows Dr, Ste 8222, Lone Tree, CO]

Chain Reaction Brewing Co - Chain Reaction Brewing Company is now open on Wednesdays! That's today! Come on down from 3pm-8ish to get your hump day craft beer fix. Beez will be manning the bar so a good time is definitely insured for everyone who comes in. [902 S Lipan St, Denver, CO]

Mu Brewery - Start a new tradition and come in on Thursdays for their "Mu Dollar Fill" special. For just a buck each, you can get pints from the tapping of a special single keg til it's gone. Yes, beer for a buck. Can't beat that. [9735 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria - Special release today! Limited supply! Be the first to collect one of their Bomber series. Lionheart Barleywine: their version of the classic style is a hybrid of both an American and English Barleywine. Smooth and balanced, yet high in alcohol to warm you on cold winter nights ($12). Bourbon Barrel Aged Lionheart Barleywine with notes of Bourbon and oak compliment the malt and hops. Not for the faint of heart ($18). And lastly, Zinful, a beer/wine hybrid , fermented with a proprietary yeast strain, and aged over 4 months in French Wine Barrels. Pairs well with food, cheese, and your new best friends ($18). [6730 S Cornerstar Way, Ste D, Aurora, CO]


Boulder County

Avery Brewing Co - Progress is being made in opening their new brewing facility in the Gunbarrel area. Avery just received their Temporary Certificate of Occupancy at the new location. Stay tuned for news on when the big new complex will be opening later this month at 4910 Nautilus Court in Boulder, CO.

Boulder Beer Co - Join in tonight for Team Trivia! The fun starts at 7pm, but show up early to get a table. Tonight's trivia topic is Disney Movies. Show off your smarts and win some awesome prizes including: a keg of beer and a $250 gift certificate to the pub. [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

Echo Brewing - Erie - Trivia is tonight and starts at 7:00pm. The first place team receives a $20 gift card. Second place gets a $10 gift card, and 5 free pints given away during bonus rounds! [600 Briggs St, Erie, CO]

Front Range Brewing Co - In addition to the small batch of Coconut Quad today they will have a case of Chasm Lake Imperial Stout available. This is the non barrel aged version. There won't be any on draft unfortunately. It's roasty and nutty with a chocolate velvetiness that belies its 8.5% ABV. No need to age this one. They're doing it for you in bourbon barrels. Cost is $9.99 per bottle. Free high five with every purchase. [400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO]

The Industrial Revolution Brewing Co - Today they tapped a new beer early (cuz it was ready). Try the "Twin Gear Double IPA". This IPA is an English style brew, well balanced in flavor and crammed with hops. It will hop on your tongue and do a tap dance. Then it will finish you off with a sharp jab from Golding hops. Stats: 7.1% ABV and 87 IBUs. Come in with a friend and bring some records too, it's Vinyl Night. [285 Cheesman St, Erie, CO]

Gro├čen Bart Brewery - HAPPY HUMP DAY! Every Wednesday Night is BYO Vinyl night at Grossen Bart Brewery! Bring your own vinyls and DJ GHOST CAT will throw them into the mix! 7pm-10pm. [1025 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO]

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co - For Hump Day, come grab a beer after work. As a reminder, they have Happy Hour Mondays through Thursdays from 4:30pm to 5:30pm where you'll get $1 of all full pours. Chown Down will be on site with food starting around 4pm as well. [297 N US Hwy 287 #100, Lafayette, CO]

Twisted Pine Brewing Co - This Thursday is the date set for their Northstar Imperial Porter Vertical Tasting party. Sample 7 cellar-aged editions of this celebrated brews, dating back to 2008 and paired with selecet small plates. Space is extremely limited. Reserve your tickets at Cost is $45 per ticket. UPDATE: This event is now SOLD OUT!!! [3201 Walnut St, Boulder, CO]


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Northern Colorado

Broken Plow Brewery - It's time for something new at Broken Plow! They will be holding their first 15-week tournament starting tonight! The trivia tournament follows the same format as their weekly trivia games, they just save each team's scores from week to week, drop their five lowest scores, add them together, then award grand prizes to the top three teams in April. So start thinking of your awesome team name because it needs to be the SAME NAME throughout the entire tournament. Last week, BUCK WILD'S TRUE OR FALSE POSSE, BOOYA!, TEAM BENZOR and NERD HERD were the top three performers. Don't miss an ounce of tournament fun starting at 7pm tonight! [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Cranknstein - Another week, another Wednesday, another Craft Bottle Special! This week Cranknstein brings you New Belgium's newest addition Portage Porter and Great Divide Brew's wonderful Titan IPA. Both available for $2.50 each all day!! ‪#‎craftbeer‬ ‪#‎humpdayspecial‬ ‪#‎cranknstein‬ [215B N. College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Fort Collins Brewery - Brewery Yoga is on tap again this Sunday, January 18th from 9-10am! Enjoy an hour of power yoga and treat yourself to a Rocky Mountain IPA (or your favorite FCB brew/bloody mary) afterwards! $15, with proceeds going to their friends at FoCo Cafe! Register here: [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Verboten Brewing - The sun is out and the taproom opened at 1:00pm today. They'll host Happy Hour from 3:00pm to 6:00pm with $1 off pints. Then join Heroes and Horrors Games for a night of great games starting at 6:00pm. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Company - Congrats to Jeff Crabtree (owner and head brewer) of Crabtree Brewing Company who was just named the Greeley Chamber of Commerce's Young Entrepreneur of the Year for 2014. This award is given to an individual between 21 and 39 years of age, based on their professional accomplishments and contributions through volunteerism and community activities. [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Odell Brewing Co - January brings back some favorite seasonals to store shelves. Look for their Runoff Red IPA and their Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout in seasonal 4 & 6 pack offerings. Plus, Odell's new Winter/Spring Montage 12-packs are now out and include not only 90 Shilling, India Pale Ale and Runoff Red IPA, but also Wolf Picker Pale Ale. Plus, on February 1st, the day of the BIG GAME, they will open early at 10:00am so you can get your growlers filled to stock up. [800 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Get $2 off growler fills all day today! And their special of the day is Uncommon Sweetheart, a collaboration beer brewed with Crow Hop Brewing Co. Get a growler for only $10 today. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Black Bottle Brewery - Black Bottle Brewery wants you to bring in your empty clean growlers today and get half off all growler fills. Why wait til tomorrow to stock up on beer? [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Horse & Dragon Brewing Co - New beers coming! Naughty 'Nana Belgian Dubbel will be tapped on Friday (1/16), and their lonely nitro tap gets back into action with Total Ale ESB (offered on both nitro & CO2) on Tuesday (1/20). Come in today or tomorrow to try a taster flight with "taster's choice" as the 6th beer. [124 Racquette Dr, Ft. Collins, CO]

Loveland Aleworks - As this new year has arrived the Aleworks staff is excited about some of their upcoming beers. Some old favorites, some new treats, and some once-a-year beers will be making their way into the taproom in the next few weeks. With Valentine's Day just around the corner they're excited to be brewing another collaboration beer with the guys from Crow Hop Brewery. The theme for this brew session is 'For The Love of Stout.' Keep your eyes peeled on their Facebook & Twitter posts, as well as the taproom for more details. Also on Valentine's weekend they will be releasing a limited batch of a Barrel Aged Grand Cru. Other upcoming brews to look for soon: Brendan's Wee Heavy and a Sorachi Ace IPA. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

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