Friday, January 23, 2015

Colorado Beer News 012315

Colorado Beer NewsFriday is here - celebrate Colorado craft beer lovers! It's going to be a great weekend here in the Centennial state and Fermentedly Challenged want you to know what's new in the craft beer scene for this weekend. There's a festival or two, a brewery opening and plenty of new beer releases for you to enjoy. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Friday, January 23rd, 2015. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Great Divide Brewing Co - Got a case of the post-holiday blues? GDBC has the antidote—fresh beer releases! Available January through March, these are the perfect beers to get you smiling through the toughest winter months. Orabelle is brewed with barley, wheat, oats and rye. This Belgian-Style Tripel is a golden beauty. Its two yeast strains, orange peel and dash of coriander impart surprising complexity and richness to this delicate ale. Don’t let Orabelle’s demure nature fool you; this is one flavorful pour. Watch out, she’s a charmer—one sip and you’ll be in love. Espresso Oak Aged Yeti A generous infusion of Denver’s own Pablo’s espresso adds yet another layer of complexity to this beer, combining with the vanilla oak character, intense roasty maltiness and bold hop profile to create a whole new breed of mythical creature. It’s official: You can now have Yeti with breakfast. Also, For all of you Hibernation fans out there - this week bottles of Barrel Aged Hibernation will start hitting shelves, but they won’t stay there for long. Over 12 months in whiskey barrels has completely transformed their prized winter seasonal, producing a Hibernation that starts with big whiskey notes before mellowing out into luscious chocolate, dark fruit and vanilla. If you can only take one beer into your cave this winter, they strongly suggest this one. [2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO]

Denver Winter Brew Fest - Tonight and tomorrow, January 23-24 - it's the annual Denver Winter Brew Fest at Mile High Station. Spanning two days 7-10pm daily (VIP entry 6pm)! 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. Visit www.denverbrewfest.com/winter/ for details. [2027 W. Lower Colfax Ave, Denver, CO]

Breckenridge Brewery - Have you tried the Hoppy Amber Ale from the latest mountain series sampler pack? It's delicious and in season. ‪#‎HoppyAmberAle‬ ‪#‎MountainSeries‬ ‪#‎craftbeer‬ [471 Kalamath St, Denver, CO]

Ratio Beerworks - This brewery isn't open yet, but is already experimenting with barrel aged beer. Their first barrel-aged experiment is with some red wine barrels from Rocky Mountain Barrel Company. They brewed a saison based off of their French Saison recipe, knocked it out into the barrels and pitched two types of Brettanomyces as well as normal french saison yeast. They will see where they end up in a week or so after primary fermentation is done. They have finally brewed all of their scheduled offerings in order to open the doors! They will be announcing the Grand Opening party shortly and are pumped for everyone to see what they have been building over the years. They've also kegged their first beers. Stay tuned for opening news. Coming to: [2920 Larimer St, Denver, CO]

Vine Street Pub & Brewery - Dolphins, Leopards, Cheetahs, oh my!!! Everyone in the Denver area come check out the Vine Street Pub & Brewery tonight for SAFARI FRIDAYS as your local DJs unleash the jams starting at 6:30pm. Sport your favorite animal in any type of flare and receive HAPPY HOUR all night! [1700 Vine St, Denver, CO]

Black Shirt Brewing Co - For Friday, they have India Red Ale #2014-09 coming off the canning line right today. This batch is so aromatic, juicy, and piney it's ridiculous! You'll see it on store shelves in the next few days. As with all hop-forward beers, they suggest you keep it cold and drink it fresh to experience the hop character to it's fullest potential. Enjoy! [3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Hops & Pie - Here are today's fresh beer tappings! Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Coffee Stout from Dry Dock, Nice from Joyride, Funky Gold Amarillo from Prairie, Lugene on Nitro from Odell, Covalent Double IPA from Coda Brewing and Green Bullet from Green Flash. Pair one of those with a slice of pizza pie! The slice of the day is: Andouille Sausage, Red Pepper and Caramelized Onion. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Platt Park Brewing Co - Super Bowl Sunday Potluck starts at 4PM February 1st. Feel free to bring your favorite appetizer, dip, dessert, etc. They will have pizza and of course they will have the BEER! Happy Hour @ 4pm too. [1875 S Pearl St, Denver, CO]

Nighthawk Brewery - Slight change in plans for their grand opening due to final inspections. Here's their official word: "BAD NEWS EVERYONE. We are so sorry, but we're not going to be open by 11 today. We sincerely apologize for getting you all psyched for this opening, but we're running into some hoops that none of us anticipated needing to jump through. At this point we are ready to go once we get the go-ahead from Broomfield, so keep an eye on this page for our actual opening time - it could be later today, it could be Monday, we just don't know yet. Again, we apologize for our opening date jumping around so much - we are so excited to meet you all and have a drink with you!" Stay tuned! [2780 Industrial Ln, Broomfield, CO]

Mu Brewery - It's Small Batch Friday. They'll be tapping their Red Hefeweizen aka “ The Mu Flu Shot “. Come get inoculated with 473cc of fun. Their trained "medical" staff will be on site to make it a fast, fun, and a pain free experience. [9735 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO]

Baere Brewing Co - Fun Fact Friday: Their fermenters are full again. Barrel Hoppy Brown and Double IPA are on tap tonight. They got a fourth Laws Whiskey House barrel and filled a French Wine Barrel with an Imperial Stout. They open at 4pm til 10pm to fill your glass and spark your mind! [320 Broadway Ste E, Denver, CO]

Arvada Beer Co - Their Session IPA ( 4.2% abv, 65 IBU's) will be back on tap today around 2pm. 9 fresh craft beers on tap this weekend, 4 soups and a salad bar with over 35 items! Happy hour every day from 11am to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm. Come on down to Historic Olde Town Arvada! [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Parry's Pizza - Today, starting at 4pm at Parry's in Castle Rock, it's Ugly Sweaters and Barrel Aged beer. Ya they know, it's not the holiday season, any longer, but you can all pretend especially when it comes to such great beers as ‪#‎BourbonCountyStout‬ ‪#‎SantasLittleHelper‬ ‪#‎AlmanacBarleyWine‬ and more! No ugly sweater? No barrel aged beer. No excuses. If that's not your game, get over to their Greenwood Village location for the fifth installment of Liberate Yourself from Crappy Beer Fest. Mile High Sports will be broadcasting live and giving away a big flat screen tv and of course, talking some sports. Don't get all deflated about this, Broncos fans. There will be some awesome beers on tap, including ‪#‎WorldWideStout‬ ‪#‎LilikoiKepola‬ ‪#‎MolotavCocktail‬ ‪#‎LaFolie‬ ‪#‎SenoritaHorchataImperialPorter‬

American Craft Beer Radio - Don't forget to head up the FM dial to 105.5 - the new home of ESPN radio - at 11:00am tomorrow morning to hear Dustin from Avery Brewing Company updating Gary V and crew on the progress of the new brewery and probably some pontification of all things craft beer! [105.5 FM Denver]

Bierstadt Lagerhaus - Internal construction is under way on this new brewery! Drain cutting began this morning! One step closer to opening! More news soon. [2875 Blake St, Denver, CO]

Locavore Beer Works - New beer alert! Sister Christian taps today. A strong Belgian Blond, she's an angry older sister to lil' dirty. Made with honey from around here, she's a delicious 8.3%. Meet her before she hitchhikes back out of town. [5950 S Platte Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO]

Falling Rock Tap House - This Saturday, January 24th from 12pm to 5pm, Falling Rock will hold their 2015 Vintage Beer Sale. There will be vintage bottles for sale (only 2-3 of each kind of beer). All bottles must be consumed on site (no take home). Grab some food too, you're be there for a while. [1919 Blake St, Denver, CO]

Bull & Bush Brewery - Time for the next installment of German Gravity Keg Season. Today they will tap a 20 liter gravity keg of Klosterbrauerei Weissenohe Red Monkey Mandarina #3. It tapped at 11am so you already are on the clock for getting your glass filled. [4700 Cherry Creek Dr South, Denver, CO]

Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen - They still have some amazing Barrel Aged beers from their Barrel Aged Beer Fest last weekend! They're calling these “Winter Warming Ales” since they’re HUGE in both ABV and flavor. They've still got: Magnus Magnusson - an American strong ale aged in Breckenridge Bourbon barrels, Lowdown 2014 Barelywine - Aged in Woodford Reserves Barrels, and an IPA aged in Breckenridge Bourbon barrels called “Whiskey Dick”. [800 Lincoln St, Denver, CO]

Living The Dream Brewing Co - The ‪#‎Randall‬ is back on Saturday! They'll be running their Rappellin' Down Brown through roasted sweet coconut flakes. Brown + Coconut = Crazy Delicious. Oh Yeah. [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

Alpine Dog Brewing Co - 7 Beers on tap now including their newest release today, "Arse Over Elbows" ESB! A nice malty brew dry hopped with East Kent Goldings! Coming up next week on Thursday, January 29th is the release of their Cherry Wood Smoked Porter. [1505 Ogden St, Denver, CO]

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery - They have two non-profit days coming up over the next several days: - Sunday is benefiting Make-A-Wish America (via Denver Alumnae of Chi Omega). Tuesday is Sleep Tight Colorado's anniversary party, with a silent auction and complimentary appetizers. Jagged Mountain will donate $1/beer sold on each day to the respective organizations! Drink for a cause. [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

Our Mutual Friend Tenth Acre & Brewery - It's Ilium DIPA day at OMF. A brew made with five kinds of hops and weighs in at 100 IBU - now that's a double IPA! Also, Texorado BBQ will be on site to pair your beer with food. [2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO]

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Boulder County

12Degree Brewing - 12Degree has a brand new beer release today! Outlier is a Belgian IPA dry-hopped with Cascade, Galaxy, and Saaz. Outlier will be on tap this afternoon at 3pm. Also on tap, Sleigh Ride, a winter seasonal red saison with Brett, is yet another reason to stop into 12Degree this weekend. It is earthy, peppery, and delightful! [820 Main St, Louisville, CO]

Wild Woods Brewery - Happy Friday Boulder! They've got a killer tap lineup tonight. Start your weekend with a pint or two of beer inspired by the outdoors! Beers include: Cask Wildflower Pale w/hibiscus, rose & amarillo hops, Cherry Wheatwine, Black Smoke Imperial Stout, Roasted Root Amber, Strong Scotch Ale, Wildflower Pale, Berrypatch Wheat, Campfire Red, Treeline IPA, Ponderosa Porter, and S'mores Stout. [5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO]

Front Range Brewing Co - It's a beautiful day in Lafayette. The Brown Ale is back on tap. Did you miss it? Meanwhile you can now snag bottles of their Rumrunner Quad all over town at places like Union Jack, Ridge Liquor, Broadlands Liquor, Summit Wine and Spirits, and more. Go get some! [400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO]

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City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Northern Colorado

Real Ale Real Love Firkin Festival - Tomorrow, Saturday January 24th from 4pm to 8pm is the 1st ever Real Ale Real Love Firkin Festival in Loveland, CO at the Best Western Crossroads & Conference Center. Over 28 different Colorado breweries have come up with a wide variety of special firkins to be tapped fresh for this event. If you like smaller, more intimate beer festivals with lots of one-off beers you can't get anywhere else, this fest is for you! Food and music will round out the evening's entertainment. Tickets still available at: realalereallove.com. Come check it out - just off I-25 on US 34. [5542 E US Hwy 34, Loveland, CO]

City Star Brewing - Kick off your weekend with a City Star brew and come listen to live music with Ash Ganley Duo at 7pm. Masterfully nuanced Neo-Western Americana flavored with Slide guitar, Hard Folk and Delta Blues.Haunting harmony vocals, virtuoso guitar, and the assured virility of an artist who has arrived at his musical destination. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing Co - "Pucker Up!" Sour Brown Ale is now on tap as of last night! Tessa's giving free samples (if you ask nice), so get down to the brewery and try this newest brew smile emoticon. [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Ste 9, Loveland, CO]

Berthoud Brewing Co - Today is another Firkin Friday at Berthoud Brewing. Today at 5pm they will be tapping a Cherry Express IPA. Uniquely good! [450 8th St, Ste B, Berthoud, CO]

Verboten Brewing - Just tapped their third hopped version of the ever popular Standup Philosopher! This time with Nelson Sauvin, a unique hop from New Zealand. A taste of tropical fruits and wine grapes. What's your favorite hop? [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Crabtree Brewing - It's Firkin Friday! The Cranberry Tart hass a blonde base brewed with pureed cranberries, fresh ground cinnamon and fresh ground cardamom. This is a unique experience of embodying a dessert within in a beer! Of course they have their $1 off teacher pints for all teachers! And BIGS BBQ SAUCE will be here to rock some BBQ for all empty bellies, so please come hungry. The tapping starts at 6pm. [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Crow Hop Brewing Co - Throw-back to the garage days with their new Progression Pale Ale, tapping today! [217 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO]

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