Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Colorado Beer News 012115

Colorado Beer NewsA shortened version of the Colorado Beer News today. Busy work day and little time for blogging. Word of a new brewery opening this week too! Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Wednesday, January 21st, 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 - Copper Kettle Brewery is hosting a live recording of the Brewski-Reviewski podcast Friday night, January 23rd from 7:30-9:00pm. P.J. Hoberman from Imbibe will preview Collaboration Fest. Diebolt Brewing will also be on the show to preview the upcoming Barley's Angels 'Herbs, Spices & Craft Beer' event. D.J. Kut Vonnegut will provide music. [1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks - Here's a list of their upcoming beer releases. On Tuesday, January 27th they'll release Seething Cauldron Stout (6.9% ABV, 60 IBUs) with Belgian yeast esters, roastiness and a bit of sweetness. Then on Saturday, January 31st, they will do a can release of Perpetual Darkness, a Belgian black ale - listed by 303 Magazine as one of the top 5 Black IPAs in Denver. Then on Sunday, February 1st they will release two Gruit beers for International Gruit Day. The first is Primordial Gruit, a hop-less beer flavored & bittered with grains of paradise, cardamom, bog myrtle and heather. And also Northern Lights Sahti, a dark cloudy, unfiltered beer with juniper and spruce. Come try them all over the next couple of weeks. [5535 W 56th Ave, Ste, 107, Arvada, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co - Today is Ladies Day at Wonderland Brewing where ladies get $2 off pints all day. The Tasterie Truck will be on sight tonight as well. Check out the Beer Dinner & Pairings Calendar for their upcoming Beer & Cheese Pairing event on February 13th. [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing Co - Win FREE BEER FOR A YEAR! To celebrate their CANniversary, Dry Dock is giving you the chance to win FREE BEER FOR A YEAR. To enter, guess the number of cans produced by Dry Dock Brewing Co. since the North Dock canning launch on January 24, 2013. Guess here by Friday, January 23rd at midnight. Entrants must be 21 years of age and legal Colorado residents and have lawful access to the Internet and a valid e-mail address. Their CANniversary is this Weekend! Beer Can Appreciation Day just so happens to fall on the first day that Dry Dock started canning beer. Join them at Canoe Room at North Dock for the two-year anniversary of Dry Dock's canned offerings- raffle prizes, brewery collectibles, food, North Dock tours, and live music included. The Jessie's Smokin' NOLA food truck will be serving from noon to 4 pm, Chris Dismuke Music will play from 2 to 5 pm. [North Dock: 2801 Tower Rd, Aurora, CO]

Mountain Toad Brewing - On Thursday, January 22nd, Mountain Toad will be tapping a special IPA. This beer was brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand alongside Cascade, Citra and Mosaic hops. This experience in a glass has a fruity sensation as well. Come try it! [900 Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

Lost Highway Brewing Co - It may be snowy outside, but that's the perfect weather for their new Porter with coffee and coconut - just released today. Stop in and enjoy one with a Crepe Cake. Also, starting on Thursday, February 5th is Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes from 8-10pm every Thursday! [520 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO]

Chain Reaction Brewing Co - It's here! The Beez' IPA (aka Hopa Colada). It's a huge 9.1% ABV double IPA and was brewed with pineapple and toasted coconut. It's like a taste of the tropics. It's $7 a pint and well worth it. It's in limited supply so don't wait too long. [902 S Lipan St, Denver, CO]

Nighthawk Brewery - The word is finally out. Nighthawk Brewery will open for business in Broomfield, Colorado this Friday, January 23rd at 11am. Their regular hours will be: Mon-Wed: 3pm-9pm, Thurs: 3pm-10pm, Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm and Sun: 11am-8pm. Expect to see these beers on tap either on opening day or soon after: an IPA, a Sweet Stout, a Ciderweizen, an Imperial IPA, an Agave Wheat, and a Sour SMaSH. Also in the future, they'll be making test beers on their new pilot system from Ruby Street Brewing, LLC - a digital Alpha. Check out their YouTube Channel to see what they've been up to during their planning stages. It took them 4 years from concept to opening. Visit them soon! [2780 Industrial Ln, Broomfield, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing - There's an update on Elk Mountain Brewing's Kegerator Raffle: ticket prices have changed. They are now 3 tickets for $25 or 1 for $10. The fridge is filling up with items from Lone Tree Brewing Co, Dry Dock Brewing Co, Alaskan Brewing, Platt Park, Left Hand Brewing and lots of swag! Proceeds benefit Praying Hands Ranch in Parker, CO. The raffle drawing will take place on Friday, January 30th at 7:30pm at the brewery. Be there! Also, they are tapping their Witty Kitty Lemongrass Wit today! [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

River North Brewery - Now pouring: a double-dry-hopped J. Marie for Wayward Wednesday! Fruity notes from additions of both German Huell Melon and experimental hop HBC342. Also pouring Whiskey Barrel Quandary to keep you warm! [2401 Blake St, Unit 1, Denver, CO]

Black Shirt Brewing Co - They opened tonight at 5pm with a tiny little bit of 2+year old Leopold Bros. Barrel-Aged Imperial Red Rye Stout on tap. [3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Fiction Beer Co - Get out of the cold and come drink an Amiable Acquaintance to take you back to the not too distant memories of warmer weather! Or just try to forget the cold with their 10.5% ABV Denouement. It's beer time Denver! [7101 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO]

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Boulder County

Wild Woods Brewery - Do you have a growler rewards card yet? Get a stamp with a fill of super fresh Wild Woods beer. Every Wednesday they'll stamp your card twice for each fill, and after 10 stamps your next fill is free!! ‪#‎supportlocal‬ ‪#‎natureontap‬ [5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO]

Boulder Beer Co - In the Coming This Summer category of news: Craft beer and music fans unite! They'll be working with Umphrey's McGee, Rock Brothers Brewing Company and Cigar City Brewing - Central Florida to create Umphrey's McGee's Nothing Too Fancy Everyday Ale! Get the details online here. Nothing Too Fancy will become available in May in Atlanta, Florida, Chicago and South Bend (where the band members attended college at Notre Dame), and then in Colorado this July. [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

BRU handbuilt ales & eats - It's back! Their AMARILLO IPA (6.9%) jumped on tap this afternoon gracing everyone with its presence with only 3 barrels produced!! Come grab a pint on happy hour for $3 while it lasts. [5290 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

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City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
Sponsored ad from City Star Brewing - Berthoud, CO.

Northern Colorado

1933 Brewing Co - This brew is so good you'll want to take notes! Yesterday, they tapped their Barley Wine. You're chance to try it tonight runs til 8pm. Also, it's the last day of the barrel aged Scottish Wee Heavy. Visit soon! [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Loveland Aleworks - Get to work on perfecting your chili recipes. Loveland Aleworks is having a Super Bowl Chili contest on Feb 1st. All styles of chili welcome to enter. 1st place wins a zippered hoodie & growler + fill. Prizes also for 2nd & 3rd place. Contest begins at kickoff. Judging happens during the 1st half. Winners announced at the end of the game. Must be present to win. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Today get $2 off growlers, $1 off growlettes all day today! If you are just in the mood for a beer or two consider a growlette, it holds 32oz of beer instead of 64oz. Today's special is Cucumber Christmas, 64oz growlers for only $10. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

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