Monday, January 26, 2015

Colorado Beer News 012615

Colorado Beer NewsWhat makes a Monday great? How about 70 degrees in January! It's patio weather today and you should head to your favorite brewery and enjoy a pint outdoors while it lasts! Colorado averages over 300 days of sunshine a year and a day like today will remind you of early summer. You can watch the last of the snow piles melt too. Some breweries even have summer beers available for days just like today. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Monday, January 26th, 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

Former Future Brewing Co - Join in this coming weekend, Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2015, for their One Year Birthday Extravaganza! On Friday, they're releasing the pilot batch of "Cat Sabbath" (named after their ritual of playing Black Sabbath and cat videos at closing time), a >20% ABV beer, which will be used to make "cocktails" all night. Or, have it straight up. Your choice. Mile High Soul Club will join in on Saturday from 4pm-8pm so bring your fancy pants and your groovin' shoes. Firkins will be tapped all day on the hour. Need to recover? Sunday, they will be tapping four coffee beers from Corvus Coffee, and will be selling breakfast empanadas in the taproom. 90's cartoons will be shown on the projector so feel free to come in your PJs. [514 W 1st Ave, Denver, CO]

Copper Kettle Brewing Co - Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 22nd for a special 4 Year Vertical Snowed In Brunch at Copper Kettle Brewing. Featuring food from Hops & Pie. "Snowed In" is an Imperial Oatmeal Stout with locally brewed coffee and raw cacao nibs aged in bourbon barrels. The versions vary from year to year, giving you a chance to taste different flavors profiles due to continuing recipe development and the aging process. Bitter raw cacao nibs and rich coffee appear in different stages and intensity in each of the four beers. The cost is $55 per person + an 18% online gratuity and included a commemorative glass and a complete 3-course breakfast and a vertical tasting of 4-years of Snowed In. Brunch seatings will take place at 8:00am and at 10:30am. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Nighthawk Brewery - After a last minute inspection delayed their Grand Opening by several hours, Nighthawk Brewery finally opened their doors for business on Friday, January 23rd at 5pm. Their initial beers included: Loiter Ciderweizen, Lamp Post Stout, Shakes' Wheat, Resurrection Imperial IPA and 16-Hour Dry Hopped Amber. Their regular business hours are: Mon-Wed 3-9pm, Thurs 3-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, and Sun 11am-8pm. Come check them out and tell them Fermentedly Challenged sent you. [2780 Industrial Ln, Broomfield, CO]

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery - Sky Pond Pale Ale will be released tomorrow, January 27th, under sunny skies and 72 degree weather - January in Denver doesn't get better than this! Up next to be brewed: A Cascadian Dark Ale. [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

Freshcraft - Coming up on Monday, February 2nd at 7:00pm, Elevation Beer Company (Poncha Springs, CO) will be in the house for a "Take The Glass Night". There will be several tappings of Elevation beer and you get to take home the glass too! There will be other raffles for cool shwag. Beers expected on tap: Mustache Ride, Arete, False Summit, Frontier Mojo and Senorita. Also, join the Freshcraft Loyalty Program and start earning your way to great beer and food rewards. [1530 Blake St, Denver, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing Co (South Dock) - Tonight is 25 cent Wings at Dry Dock South Dock. It's the final power hour of the season tonight from 6pm to 7pm. Wing Hut is going all out with a special 25 cent wing special - you won't see that deal again for a long time! You can get 20 wings + ranch and blue cheese for just $5 including tax! Better pair those wings with your favorite beer! [15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO]

Black Sky Brewery - Anybody got a case of the Mondays? It's a beautiful day, come grab a pint and a pie! $1 off house pints from open to close today. Pie of the week: Clams and mozzarella in a special red sauce. Beer of the week: Riff Raff Brewing Company's Plebeian Porter. [490 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO]

Prost Brewing Co - Happy Monday! It's that special time of the week again, that's right, it's 2 for 1 Monday. What does that mean? You buy one growler and you get another for free AND...you get two punches on your growler card, once you have ten punches you get a free growler. That's A LOT of FREE BIER! [2540 19th St, Denver, CO]

Sleeping Giant Brewing Company - A new dedicated contract brewery, one of the first of its kind in the Western United States, is opening in Denver this week. It plans to cater to the craft community. They offer approachable brew lengths, a variety of packaging options and a personal level of customer service unique to the industry. They already are lining up upstart breweries to brew in their facility. They have a large 70,000 square foot facility with a 50 barrel brewhouse and an initial capacity of 30,000 barrels and a future expandable capacity up to 175,000 barrels. They are already planning to ready 60,000 barrels in 2016. One of their first customers will be Open Door Brewing Company, Dad & Dudes Breweria and Backcountry Brewery. Visit them on the web at: www.sleepinggiantbrewing.com. [2500 W 5th Ave, Denver, CO]

Kokopelli Beer Co - Celebrate Super Bowl week with a Super Deal! $5 for a 23 oz. Football glass of their favorite Pale Face Pale Ale. (Price good through Sunday night.) [8931 Harlan St, Westminster, CO]

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Boulder County

BRU handbuilt ales & eats - Barley & Hops for Beer Lovers Dinner - Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to just be for couples, why not celebrate your love for other things in your life (like craft beer)? It’s no secret that Beer Chef Ian Clark has a passionately serious love for food and beer and to showcase this love he has crafted a special Valentine’s Day dinner for the beer lover. Each course incorporates both barley and hops in the eats and then pairs it with one of Ian’s handbuilt ales. Highlights from the evening include a Wood Roasted Oyster with cascade smoked chorizo and malt aioli paired with his Solus Patersbier handbuilt with bitter orange and coriander or the Charred Kale Salad with malt brittle, pickled whole cone hops, citrum buttermilk dressing and shaved carrots paired with Citrum IPA handbuilt with fresh lemon zest and juniper berries. And of course we couldn't forget dessert… Ian finishes this “beer-y” romantic dinner off with a Chocolate Malt Ice Cream Puff with styrian golding pastry cream and cherry ice cream and pairs it with a His & Hers kali and blackberry golden black and tan. For more details and the full menu visit www.bruboulder.com. Seating is limited, reservations starting at 4pm on February 14th - call 720.638.5193. [5290 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO]

Mazer Cup International - It's Colorado's biggest mead event of the year and this year they will be having a public Mead Mixer Tasting on Friday, March 20th from 7pm to 10pm at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Boulder, CO. Come join in for an evening of mead, food and fun with proceeds benefiting the COmmunity Food Share organization, helping to fight hunger in the local community. Tickets must be purchased ahead of this event and attendance is limited. Visit www.mazercup.com for tickets and more information. Beer drinkers should check out the world of mead! [500 Interlocken Blvd, Boulder, CO]
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City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
Sponsored ad from City Star Brewing - Berthoud, CO.

Northern Colorado

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - It's that time of year again when the brewer's minds turn to love in Loveland, CO. That's why Grimm Brothers is releasing their annual Loveland Valentine's Day beer - Bleeding Heart. This year's recipe is a coconut German porter that will knock your socks off. The launch party will happen this Saturday, January 31st. Bottles of Bleeding Heart will be sold all during the month of February in the taproom and in Loveland liquor stores and will also be available on draft in the taproom and at various local bars in Loveland. This marks the fourth year of doing a special Valentine's Day beer for the City of Loveland. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - Greeley is about to get it's newest brewery this weekend. Brix Taphouse & Brewery will open this Saturday, January 31 at 2pm. They have 60 taps and will feature Colorado craft brews from dozens of breweries plus 3 of their own taps. In that list of taps there are also 6 nitro taps! They've been doing soft openings the last couple of weeks and are now ready to open it's doors. Plans include expanding into an open patio in the Spring and having a small kitchen that offers tapas and small food items. Possible inclusion in the future to the Greeley Friday night Go-Cup district may happen once 1 more liquor licensed business starts up. Owners: Justin Hiatt and Troy Milburn. Located at: 813 8th St, downtown Greeley, CO.


City Star Brewing - Today is Free Beer Monday! Bring in your empty growler, get it filled at the regular price and get a token good for 1 free beer. You can use it then or on your next visit. Also, don't forget about this month's City Star Potluck dinner set for tomorrow, January 27th. The theme for this month's dinner is Italian. Bring a dish to share. Dinner will start at 6:30pm. And then Trivia returns on Wednesday, January 28th at 7:30pm. Thursday brings Happy Hour all day long and live music at 7pm. And more live music on Friday and Saturday nights at 7pm. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Black Bottle Brewery - Heads up. Tomorrow night, Tuesday the 27th, Black Bottle Brewery will be closed for an annual employee/family party. They will be back for regular hours on Wednesday. Sorry, but they've gotta celebrate with their staff during the non-busy days. [1611 S College Ave, Unit 1609, Ft. Collins, CO]

Berthoud Brewing Co - Here's what's happening this week at BBC! Tuesday open 2-9pm - get a free pint with a growler fill. Wednesday is Wing night at 5pm and Happy Hour all day 2-9pm. Thursday open 2-9pm. Friday is Firkin Friday and they'll be tapping a German Chocolate Porter. Open 2-10pm. Then live music on Saturday from 2-10pm. And come watch the Superbowl on Sunday. Open 1-9pm. Game starts at 4:30pm. [450 8th St, Ste B, Berthoud, CO]

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