Friday, January 16, 2015

Colorado Beer News 011615

Colorado Beer NewsWoot to the Weekend! Friday is finally here and for many, it means a nice long 3-day weekend with MLK day coming up on Monday. You'll want to head out and celebrate with a fresh craft Colorado beer, and Fermentedly Challenged has all the beer news you'll need to find your next great pint. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Friday, January 16th, 2015. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Living The Dream Brewing Co - Guess what's back on tap? EMPTY TROPHY CASE.... IPA?! This dry hopped American style ale made its triumphant return to the taproom yesterday. Formerly known as Empty Trophy Case Pale, they're going to go ahead and call a spade a spade and re-label this as an IPA, which it should be. At least they didn't change the name to a symbol & call it (formerly known as pale). [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

Bull & Bush Brewery - Fridays in January are German Gravity Beer Days! Time for the second installment... Real Lager. Today's 20 liter gravity keg is a Klosterbrauerei Weissenohe Green Monkey Polaris #2. They're going to tap this keg today at 11:00am. Last week's keg was gone before the night was done - so get there early to claim yours. [4700 Cherry Creek Dr South, Denver, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing - Guys - don't wait until the last minute to buy your special Valentine a gift this year. Stop in to Elk Mountain Brewing tonight from 4-7pm for a special Elk Mountain SILPADA jewelry party. With any jewelry order, you will receive a FREE pint! Get two things done at the same time - enjoying a beer and getting a great Valentine's gift. Ladies - shop for yourself tonight too. [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

Comrade Brewing Co - Today's the day they release their Smoked Lager on tap. This rich amber lager has smoky highlights in the nose and in the deep malt base. It was brewed with Weyermann Munich, beechwood-smoked malt, Magnum hops and lagered for over 2 months for a clean and crisp finish. [7667 E Iliff Ave, Ste F, Denver, CO]

2015 Denver Winter Brew Fest - Get ready for the 2015 Denver Winter Brew Fest - January 23-24, 2015 at Mile High Station in Denver! Sessions run 7-10pm daily with VIP entry at 6pm. Spanning two days! The Winter Brew Fest celebrates craft beverages from around Colorado and other U.S. craft brews and features live music, food, and other vendors. Over 50 breweries set for Friday and over 35 breweries on Saturday. Some different breweries will pour on different days so if you go both days you'll get brews you didn't get at the other session. All attendees get a souvenir glass and unlimited samples. Don't miss this winter beer fest tradition as it's a long way will the summer beer fest season! This event benefits Swallow Hill Music Association. Tickets and info at: - [2027 W Lower Colfax Ave, Denver, CO]

Three Freaks Brewery - Come celebrate your weekend with beer at 3 Freaks. Brooks Smokehouse is on site tonight, plus some live solo guitar music from Alex Miller. Come get your Freak on! [7140 E County Line Rd, Highlands Ranch, CO]

Chain Reaction Brewing Co - January's not over yet, but it's time for a New Year's (Break Your) Resolution Party on Saturday, January 24th from 5pm to close. As they say #ScrewTheGym! They'll have pizza and beer. Wear your best gym clothes. They're having a costume contest and activities and will pick the winner at 6pm. Win some Chain Reaction Brewing Co beer and swag. They'll be tapping a Chardonnay Barrel-aged Pink Peppercorn Saison at 5pm. It's a collaboration brew they did with High Plains Tap House. Also, the Rocky Mountain Slices Food Truck will be on hand. [902 S Lipan St, Denver, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing Co (West) - New bomber bottles of their Tequila Mamma (bbl-aged Card Your Mom Saison) are being released tonight at the CAUTION: West 1-year Anniversary Shindig. The celebration runs from 3pm to 11pm. Also, start preparing now for their "Love to Hate Valentine's Party" CAUTION: Brewing loves to hate on this ridiculous Hallmark holiday, so come join in for $1.00 off beers, Shut-The-Fa Cupcakes, piƱata smashing & writing hate cards to that special someone in your life. 4pm on February 13th at CAUTION: East and 4pm on February 14th at Caution: West! #partywithcaution [1057 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO]

Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen - No plans for tomorrow night? Good! Cuz Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen is going to be throwing one huge kegger with a bunch of their brew buds! Join Lowdown Brewery, as well as Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery, Great Divide Brewing Co, Rock Bottom - Denver Downtown, Dry Dock Brewing Company, Platt Park Brewing Co, and Lone Tree Brewing Co tomorrow night for their Barrel Aged Beer Festival from 2-5pm there at Lowdown! [800 Lincoln St, Denver, CO]

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co - This brewery from Edwards, CO will be attending the Big Barrel Aged Beer Festival at Colorado Plus in Wheat Ridge, CO tomorrow and will be bringing with them their Pumpkin Ale aged in Breckenridge Distillery's bourbon barrels. According to them - this beer will not disappoint.

American Craft Beer Radio - The bowl games are over and it's time this radio show got back to work. Tune in tomorrow, Saturday January 17th at noon on 105.5 FM Denver as Katie and Gary recap Big Beers 2015. Sit with Kat to get the latest status and future of The Bark Bar. James from Former Future Brewing Company will be joining in as well and they're having a passing of the torch ceremony at Davidsons Liquors as Riley moves on and Chris picks up their weekly tradition. It all starts at noon tomorrow on 105.5 fm ESPN.

Beer By Design Brewery - Good news! Their Double Span IPA is back on tap as well as our Blueberry Wheat Sour Ale. Come down and try these two very popular beers in our tap room today. [2100 E 112th Ave, Northglenn, CO]

Alpine Dog Brewing Co - Today they have 6 beers on tap including: a Rye Blonde, an IPA, an Imperial Red Ale, a Stout, a Belgian Winter Ale, and a Hoppy Belgian Pale Ale. Plus, they have an ESB coming next week. Also, 5280 Sliders will be parked out front of the brewery tonight. [1505 Ogden St, Denver, CO]

Black Shirt Brewing Co - You all enjoyed their Imperial Red Rye Stout so much that it's gone! In complete reaction to the weather (high today of around 60 degrees) they are gonna tap a keg of Guava Red Saison for your drinking pleasure! Also, they have Lena B Bar-B-Que coming by. Put on a t-shirt ya bum and join us at 2:00pm! [3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Hogshead Brewery - Today Hogshead is open from 12 noon to 10pm. Today's line-up includes: the debut of Dr. Bakken's LunchTime Cask Oatmeal Stout on CASK, Window Licker Barley Wine (3 yr vertical tasting), Old Burton Extra Old Ale (2 yr vertical tasting), a new AK Bitter cask, Chin Wag *From the Wood* cask, Divine Right Imperial Stout cask, LoviBond XX Mild cask, and Richard Rounders Stout w/cocoa nibs cask. Plus, Pride of Philly Cheesesteaks will be slinging some goodness from 5pm to close. Also, check out their new custom-made metal growlers (Made in the USA). New 32oz filled with keg beer is $35. Refills are just $6 ($5 on Sundays). [4460 W 29th Ave, Denver, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing CO - Their "PC-1264" has made port and has landed at South Dock today. Come try this awesome English Strong Ale. It weighs in at 8.7% ABV and 36 IBU and drinks so smooth. [15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO]

Joyride Brewing Co - It's their 6 month anniversary today! They have 11 beers on tap today, including their new Mild Success, a 4.32% ABV English Mild. Plus, Rolling Smoke BBQ will be out front, come celebrate with Joyride Brewing! [2501 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO]

Black Bottle Brewery - Didn't make it to Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywine Festival last weekend? They unleashed a new collab sauce, Big Beer, courtesy of their friends at World of Beer - Cherry Creek, World of Beer - LoDo, and World of Beer - Belmar - An Imperial IPA, tapping out at 14.00% ABV! You want this! So get yourself some at all CO WoB locations, or in the BBB tap room. [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]


Boulder County

Gunbarrel Brewing Co - This brewery plans to open for business later in 2015, but they're already planning to have their 1st ever Beer Release Event. It's set for Saturday, January 24th at 4:30pm at Grandma's House at 1710 S. Broadway in Denver, CO. They will be bringing two different limited availability beers: Salt Lick Gose (pronounced “Gose-uh”), an ancient unfiltered wheat beer of German origins and Rosemerry Pale Ale, their signature pale ale and boasts a flowery hop character, with hints of citrus and pine. These are two beers you won't want to miss. They look forward to meeting everyone and want to hear what you think of their beers. Stay tuned for more word on when and where their brewery will be opening. Visit them on Facebook or on the web at:

Boulder Beer Co - Upcoming beer releases! Mojo Risin' Double IPA - available now! Released annually in January. Mojo Risin' double IPA is a souped-up, extreme version of the one and only Mojo IPA. They added more than a half ton of extra malt and twice the amount of Amarillo hops, so be prepared for a full sensory explosion. The double dry-hopped addition elevates the grapefruit-like aroma and flavor to an outrageous intensity, while the added malt raises the alcohol level to over 10% by volume. Also, coming the 1st week of February - A Honey of a Saison. A Honey of a Saison is a swarm of flavor and a stinger at 11.5% ABV. The French Saison yeast produces big, estery, phenolic aromas and flavors, while the Wildflower Honey lends a spicy, sweet aroma with essence of dried fruits. Champagne Yeast is also used to complete fermentation and create a dry finish. A strong malt bill imparts a rich, golden honey color to the ale, and it shows low hop bitterness at 25 IBU's. Lastly, their Hazed & Infused Dry-Hopped Ale is getting a makeover. They've changed the name and the label for this beer. It is now known as "Hazed Hoppy Session Ale". Same great recipe and taste, just easier to say and a great new label. [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

Vindication Brewing Co - The staff wishes you a very Hoppy Day to you all. They are proud to have Sam from haystack Hops Farm with them today for the tapping of today's brew - a big Rye IPA made with local hops. There's a pint waiting for you. [6880 Winchester Cir, Boulder, CO]


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Northern Colorado

Wiley Roots Brewing Co - In case you missed the start of their 2015 Celebration of Dark Beer kick-off yesterday - fear not! Wiley Roots has plenty of their new release beers available including: Jenna's Chocolate Layer Cake Stout, Coconut Chocolate Porter and Edinburgh's In 2 Steep Scottish-style 60 Shilling. But better hurry, these beers are very limited and won't last long. New dark beers being released over the course of 5 weeks. Look for more dark brews debuting next week. [625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

Real Ale Real Love Firkin Festival - Loveland's first ever Firkin Festival is just about a week away. Have you got your tickets yet? Real Ale Real Love Firkin Festival - January 24, 2015 - Best Western Crossroads - Loveland, CO. 4pm-8pm. Over 28 breweries - all firkins!

1933 Brewing Co - Get ready for their next upcoming beer release on Thursday, January 22nd. That's the day they'll tap their special Barrel Aged version of The Revenuer IPA. This brew aged in a Feisty Spirits Triticale Whiskey Barrel. They'll also have pizza and fried pickles (made with their IPA) complimentary of their neighbor CosmoNoms. [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co - TGIF! It's time for some Friday fun with some great beers and music starting at 6:00pm tonight. The group Post Paradise will be doing a short set that is free to the public in the Outpost Room. If you're lucky, they may still have some of their Outlaw tap from last night - The Coconutty Professor, a red ale w/coconut. [242 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Snowbank Brewing CO - Today, Feeney's Weenies is back from 3pm until close serving up Chicago-style hot dogs and hot Italian beef sandwiches. Purchase anything from their truck and get a dollar off pints of Pawnee Porter. At 5pm, their latest Nuance Chocolate collaboration beer will be tapped - S'mores Stout - 47½ Stout infused with Ghana cacao husks and nibs, conditioned with graham crackers and topped off with marshmallows. These specialty kegs don't last long, so don't be late! The taproom is open today from noon until 9pm. [225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Ft. Collins, CO]

Hunters Moon Meadery - Heads Up for visitors coming to Colorado in March for the Mazer Cup International - Hunters Moon Meadery will be OPEN for Tastings/Tours the Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday before the Competition. (March 16, 17, 18) Please give them a call first at (970) 302-3183 to line up your Private Tasting! [404 Immigrant Trail, Severance, CO]

1933 Brewing Co - This just in... They will be releasing a Scottish Wee Heavy aged in a Rye Whiskey Barrel from Feisty Spirits TODAY, January 16th. They opened at 3pm. Come try this amazing beer. [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Funkwerks - Today is a beautiful day to release their new & refreshing White - Belgian Wheat. At 5.1% ABV this Belgian Style Wit is refreshing with ample character. The opaque pale color and creamy white head results from a high percentage of wheat used in the recipe. Notes of orange and lemon zest combine with hints of coriander and chamomile. The addition of raw oats gives a creamy mouthfeel yet finishes dry with a supple tartness. This beer pairs well with pan fried Pegasus wings. [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing CO - Today they've got their Curvy Copper Top, a Dusseldorf Altbier - now on tap. Stop in and give a "Cheers" to the weekend. [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Ste 9, Loveland, CO]


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