Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Colorado Beer News 012815

Colorado Beer NewsHappy Hump Day! Another glorious warm January day here in Colorado and there's plenty of fresh beers being tapped this week. Head into your favorite local craft brewery and check out what's new. In case you need some ideas on where to head - read about all the latest on Fermentedly Challenged. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Wednesday, January 28th, 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

Epic Brewing Co - Looking for something to do on Valentine's Day? We have a super cool event at Alamo Drafthouse Denver. A four course meal paired with Epic beers including a Brainless Firkin with Strawberries. They will also be watching the movie: Shaun of the Dead. Get your tickets at: Alamo Drafthouse website. [3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Big Choice Brewing - Tonight they will have their Disconnected Red on the nitro tap! Come on by and get some while it lasts. [7270 W 118th Pl, Broomfield, CO]

Lone Tree Brewing Co - It may not be 70 degrees out today, but the sun is still out. Stop in today and try their Rendezvous in Prague India Brown Ale along with the fine eats from Street Frites. Plus, they have Toots' Full-Bodied Oatmeal Stout on the nitro tap today. [8200 Park Meadows Dr, Ste 8222, Lone Tree, CO]

2015 Collaboration Fest - The 2015 Collaboration Fest will be Saturday, March 21st from 3-7 PM at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Collaboration Fest is entering its second year in 2015. The first year of the festival boasted over 50 collaborative beer projects with contributors from as far away as Sweden providing limited edition, exclusive brews. The second annual Collaboration Fest seeks to expand not only in size, but number of beer projects and types of collaborations. The organizers are excited to take over an incredible venue unique to Denver. Not quite convinced? Check out the ever-growing list of collaborating breweries: The Bruery • Devil’s Backbone • Stone • Freetail • Beavertown • Starr Hill • Cigar City • Blind Tiger • SKA • Strange Craft • Our Mutual Friend • CAUTION • Black Bottle • FATE • Breckenridge • Elevation • Dad & Dude’s Breweria • Cannonball Creek • Renegade • Front Range Brewing Company • Oskar Blues • Epic • Station 26 • TRVE • Sanitas • Odell • Copper Kettle • BJ’s BrewHouse • Kokopelli • The Bakers’ Brewery • Left Hand • Boulder Beer • Former Future • Crooked Stave • Big Choice • Bootstrap Brewing • Wit’s End • Twisted Pine • Horse & Dragon • Hall • Dry Dock • Zwei Bruder • Scrumpy’s Cider • Verboten • Trinity • BRU • Wild Woods • 12 Degree • Echo • Gravity • Crystal Springs • Dillon Dam • The Bakers’ Brewery • Vindication • Pateros Creek • Broken Compass • Pug Ryans • Backcountry • Wonderland • 4 Noses • Bootstrap • Wynkoop • Barrels & Bottles • Colorado Cider Company. Get tickets online.

Tipsy's Liquor World - For those of you not able (or willing) to drive up to Fairplay to stop at South Park Brewing Company, there's good news! Now you can get South Park Brewing's Milk Stout and Ranch Hand Ale in bombers at Tipsy's Liquor World in Littleton, CO. Grab a bomber or two today. [5869 S Alkire St, Littleton, CO]

Rock Bottom Brewery (Denver - Coming up NEXT Wednesday, February 4th - a special pairing of Rock Bottom beer and Helliemae's Caramels at 5:30pm. This will be a very fun and tasty learning experience! Helliemae’s Caramels is a locally owned business and the salted caramels are phenomenal. The staff will be pairing two Rock Bottom beers with two different Helliemae’s caramels. Visit the website at www.helliemaes.com – you might get some good Valentine’s Day ideas. And then on the next Wednesday, February 11th will be the return of their Fire Chief Ale and promotion. From 11am-1 pm Denver Fire Fighters will be serving lunch AND the Colorado Fire Fighters Calendar organization will be selling calendars! At 5:30 pm Denver Fire brings down their “bucket truck” to give rides to any brave soul who wants to see the city from seven stories high. THen at 6pm it's the tapping of Fire Chief Ale – serving a complimentary glass until 6:30 pm. A portion of proceeds from our four week Fire Chief Ale promotion will benefit the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation. [1001 16th St, Unit A-100, Denver, CO]

Two22 Brew - Get your Valentine the gift of Brushes & Brews - a fun painting and beer drinking event set for Monday, February 16th at Two22 Brewery. The $35 fee includes all painting materials (you get to keep your painting too) and your first beer. The painting class starts at 6:30pm. Sign up at: www.thepaint-cellar.com or call (720) 328-9038 for more info. [4550 S Reservoir Rd, Centennial, CO]

Hops & Pie - It's $2 Craft Can Night tonight from 5pm to Close, Come get some! New Beers on Tap: Pliny the Elder from Russian River, Red Dawn from Comrade, Brainless from Peaches from Epic, and Turkish Delight from Evil Twin are all TAPPED! [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Platt Park Brewing Co - This weeks fun includes bringing your skis/snowboards in for a $15 wax, light edge and pint of HOUSE BEER. As well as, a Super Bowl Sunday POTLUCK! Bring in your skis or snowboard on Saturday, January 31st from 4pm to 8pm and get a Ski Wax and a Pint for $15. This includes a wax and a light edge tune and a pint of house beer. Then stop back the next day, Sunday, February 1st for a Super Bowl Potluck. Bring your own appetizer or dessert or what ever. They'll be pouring the beer and serving pizza. Happy Hour starts at 4pm. Game starts around 4:30pm. [1875 S Pearl St, Denver, CO]

Stem Ciders - Looking to drink something a bit different? Come check out their hard ciders in LoDo. They're taking advantage of this warm weather with hard ciders out on their porch and hot 'za from The Walnut Room. Plan ahead to also be there on Thursday, January 29th for ‪‎Bluegrass Thursdays‬ with Nick Dunbar and Randy McSpadden of Silverplume. Also, they are proud to be serving their hard cider at the UllrGrass Beer Festival this weekend in Golden, Colorado. Tickets are still available for $25, and include bottomless tastings from 1-6pm, an Ullrgrass Tasting Goblet and sticker, and access to the Parfet Park Mainstage area where live music will be playing. [2811 Walnut St, Ste 150, Denver, CO]

2015 Northwest Beer Fest - The 2nd Annual 2015 Northwest Beer Fest is this Friday, January 30, 2015 from 8:00 pm - Midnight at the Oriental Theater in Denver. Enjoy generous beer and wine samples from local breweries and wineries. Brought to you by NW Denver parents, the Northwest Beer Fest benefits North High School and Skinner Middle School, both Denver Public neighborhood schools located in Northwest Denver. Once again they are partnering with the Highlands Street Fair (Saturday, June 20, 2015) in presenting a Battle of the Bands. Local bands will battle it out on the Oriental’s stage to win a coveted spot performing at the Highlands Street Fair. Samples from over 15 local breweries and wineries including: Joyride Brewing Company, Bonacquisti Wine Company, Colorado Plus Brewpub, Lost Highway Brewing Company, Rykers Cellar, Diebolt Brewing Company, Green Flash, Epic Brewing, Dry Dock, Glider Cider, Firestone Walker and more. Tickets and info at the Oriental Theater website.

Black Shirt Brewing Co - Come by tonight to see some amazing artwork in the taproom and talk to the guy who created it! Kyle Duce will be there hanging out, showing his work and sipping red ales. Speaking of which, here are the beers on tap this week: Farmhouse Red Rye, CO Red Ale, American Red Saison, Pale Red Rye, India Red Ale, American Red Porter, Imperial Red Porter, and (SBS Members Only - must wear your shirt) Barrel-Aged Sour Red Saison. [3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Prost Brewing Co - Just a few more days until the ‪#‎SuperBowl‬. Come on down, they have a new 70" TV and many 50" TV's, cold bier, tasty food and of course ‪#‎FOOTBALL‬! Play in the football pool, win prizes, like ‪FREE BEER. Even if you don't like the teams, come watch it for the commercials (and the beer of course). [2540 19th St, Denver, CO]

Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen - You've made it half way through the week, which means you deserve a Hump Day treat from Lowdown Brewery! Come in for their Happy Hour tonight from 4-7pm for $1 off full pours of any handcrafted Lowdown beer and $5 small plates! With this beautiful weather, bring it outside on their patio and soak up some sun while it's up! [800 Lincoln St, Denver, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks - ‪#‎DiscoveryBeer‬ alert: Luda Meets Hopocalypse IPA! Yep, this is what you think it is - the mildly famous "Ludicrous Speed" Imperial IPA from long ago joins forces with their current IPA, Hopocalypse, to create a hop-bomb of grand proportions. Sure to move fast, they'll be tapping it at 5:00pm today (4:00 for Adventure Club). What goes great with a fantastic IPA? Barbeque from Bubba Duke's BBQ!!! He'll be there around 5:00 too. [5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing Co (WEST) - Tonight's the last chance you have to pre-qualify for their February Sound Master Entertainment Karaoke Competition! Come in and be sure to sign up before 8pm for your chance to win. If you don't wanna compete, come in to sing anyways & take advantage on Happy Hour after 7pm! #‎partywithcaution #always ‬[1057 S Wadsworth Blvd, Unit 60, Lakewood, CO]

Baere Brewing Co - On tap tonight starting at 5:00pm - Rye So Much Wheat. See what rye can do for a wheat beer. Come get your fill! [320 Broadway, Ste E, Denver, CO]

Mockery Brewing - Coming up this Friday, January 30th is a new beer release - a Double IPA. This brew includes 4 varieties of hops and dried lemon & orange peel. "If hops were an aphrodisiac, this beer would require a prescription". Stats: 8.5% ABV, SRM 7, IBU 94. [3501 Delgany St, Denver, CO]

38 State Brewing Co - Want a chance to show off your random knowledge? Then come by tonight and play trivia which starts at 7pm. Lots of beer on tap to quench your thirst for knowledge. Tony Guacamole food truck will be cooking up some delicious food starting at 4pm. Then stop back tomorrow, Thursday, for the Denver Poker Tour (free to play) starting at 7pm. Live music Friday and Saturday at 7pm too. [8071 S Broadway, Ste A, Littleton, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing - Hurray for Wednesdays! Today's Firkin is a Hazelnut Coffee Amber, taps at 4:00pm! There isn't a food truck tonight, please bring your favorites with you or ask for the menu book and order in! Coming Monday nights starting February 9th - Trivia Night - every Monday from 6-8pm. Hosted by Mile High Music Patrol. Get your team assembled! [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

TRVE Brewing - Coming next week. Crimson Death - a sour ale aged on raspberries and boysenberries. Their first new general release sour in a long while. Details on the release coming soon. Open today 4pm to 11pm. [227 Broadway #101, Denver, CO]

Barrels and Bottles Brewery - Back on tap, but in rare limited form, is their Cin-Ful Porter on Nitro! It's creamy, silky texture lends to coffee and chocolate notes with a fluffy white head. Get some! [600 12th St, Golden, CO]

Living The Dream Brewing Co - Hey! Their brew "Helluva Caucasian Stout" is back on tap today. Get into the taproom before it sells out again. It pairs well with ice cream I'm told. [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

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Boulder County

Sanitas Brewing Co - [PRESS RELEASE] Boulder’s sour beer fans rejoice. Sanitas Brewing Company has announced the introduction of their Wild and Sour project, a collection of beers featuring extensive oak barrel aging with wild yeast and bacteria. The last Monday of each month, the east-Boulder brewery will release an incredibly exclusive beer from the project. Guests can purchase the unique offerings by the glass in Sanitas’ Tap Room for a limited time. “We've had the Wild and Sour Project up our sleeve for a while now,” explained Sanitas’ Chief of Brewing Operations Chris Coyne, “a lot of people have tried our canned offerings. I’m excited to introduce them to what we've been working on behind closed doors for over 18 months now.” - Sanitas Brewing Co., who will celebrate their second anniversary this September, has been building an extensive library of over 20 oak barrels used for aging and wild fermentation. A few “sneak peek” beers have been released from the program over the past few months. Future releases include sour fruit beers, wild farmhouse ales, and other offerings featuring exotic ingredients and aging processes. Immure, the beer set to kick off the monthly release program, is an Imperial Brett Saison. This big farmhouse ale was aged 12 months in California red wine barrels with a rare strain of brettanomyces, a wild yeast lending mildly sour, funky, and fruity notes to the beer. Immure will be released to the public in Sanitas’ Tap Room Monday, January 26th when they open at 3pm. Customers are encouraged to visit Sanitas Brewing Company sooner rather than later as the highly limited beer is sure to sell out fast. [3550 Frontier Ave, Ste A, Boulder, CO]

Powder Keg Brewing Co - [PRESS RELEASE] Powder Keg Brewing Company launches their second bottled offering. Pride of Palisade is a farmhouse­-style ale fermented with honey, peaches and Brettanomyces. “I have family ties to Palisade and it’s really special to me to be able to use fresh­ picked, whole Palisade Peaches in this beer,” says Brewmaster Phil Joyce. “My grandmother grew up in Palisade and packed peaches during the summers. I remember the pride she took in being the fastest packer and earning the nickname ‘Peaches’. Palisade Peaches are the best peaches I have ever eaten and every time I bite into one I think of her. This beer is a way of preserving that memory and spirit for me.” The beer pours a golden honey color with abundant peach aromas and flavors. As the beer warms, tartness and subtle white pepper phenolics present themselves. “It really develops in the glass and unique flavors and nuances present themselves over time” Phil says. Take your time and enjoy this beer with good company and conversation. Phil is proud to have sourced all the ingredients for this beer from Colorado. Barley and wheat came from the Colorado Malting Company in Alamosa, clover honey from the Colorado Honey Man in Longmont, and 600 pounds of Palisade peaches from Ela Family Farms. Pride of Palisade will be available on draft and in bottles for take­out in the Niwot taproom beginning Friday, January 31st. [101 2nd Ave, Niwot, CO]

Fate Brewing Company - If you're looking to fill your growlers for the Super Bowl this Sunday, get over to Fate Brewing before 5pm for their all day Super Bowl Growler Happy Hour. Get a free Fate beer with each growler fill. They will close at 5pm that Sunday, so get there ahead of time to stock up for the big game. Plus, coming up next week on Wednesday, February 4th is their Two Years of Beer celebration. They will host a beer release of their 2nd Anniversary Ale, plus some imperial core beer releases (different style released each day of that week), food & drink specials and festive surprises. Also, don't forget - Fate is open for Brunch 10am to 4pm on Saturdays & Sundays. Kids eat free before noon those days. Fate is also considered Boulder's Breakfast Beer HQ during Brunch. Lastly, back in the brewhouse - their Phase One brewery expansion is now complete. Eight new tanks are now in place and the investment increases their production capacity by over 80%. The process of getting the tanks in the building, standing and positioned was reportedly nerve wracking, but exciting. [1600 38th St, Boulder, CO]

Upslope Brewing Co - You're invited to an exclusive Happy Hour on Tuesday, February 3rd from 5pm to 8pm at their Flatiron Park location. They are celebrating Upslope Brewing being a winner in the Uber Colorado Battle of the Breweries. Uber Colorado is buying everyone TWO FREE PINTS per person (excludes some beer styles, while supplies last). There will be live music and a food truck on site as well that day. Who doesn't like FREE BEER? Be there next Tuesday. Rides home available from Uber too. [1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO]

Atom Brewing Co - Good news! The Town of Erie Board of Trustees has finally approved Atom Brewing Company's license! Now the Atom Brewing team can get back to the business of building a brewery and making some beer. Stay tuned for more news on this upcoming brewery. [Erie, CO]

Echo Brewing Co - There's a special firkin tapping today at both their Frederick and Erie locations. Stop in and try their Mango Jalapeno Red. Sweet with a bit of heat. [5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co - This Friday Left Hand Brewing is breaking into their beer archive! Join in at 5pm for a limited release of a two year aged St. Vrain Tripel! Light in color and lightly hopped using Celeia hops, a touch of malt sweetness contrasts the warm spiciness hidden within. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Front Range Brewing Co - Better drink this before the wind blows it away. Today's small batch is a Lemongrass IPA. Then on Friday, they're going to add a small keg of vanilla nut brown on nitro.

Boulder Beer Co - In honor of Boulder's Winter Bike to Work Day (TODAY), they're giving away free pints! Lock up your bike and bring in your helmet and your first pint is on the house. Cheers! [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

Gro├čen Bart Brewery - It's BYOVinyl Night with DJ Lee-Stash! They will be laying down your requests! Rummage through your garages and sheds and bring in that old box of glorious vinyls and let's throw down! Vinyl night runs from 6-10pm on Wednesdays. [1025 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Odell Brewing Co - Fans of Odell's Myrcenary Double IPA take note! The brewery has announced an upcoming release of a new barrel-aged version called "Myrcenario". It's a brew aged in Jose Cuervo Tradicional barrels. Odell describes the beer as follows: "Myrcenario is the result of barrel exchange with our friends just south of the border. We age sure mercenary IPA in Jose Cuevo Tradicional barrels. In return, the folks at Jose Cuervo aged Tradicional in our beer barrels. The brew boasts a spicy, tropical hop character that balances the toasted oak with a surprisingly smooth finish." This beer will be packaged in 750ml bottles. No announced release date yet (but soon). [800 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Loveland Aleworks - This Sunday, February 1st, Loveland Aleworks will be hosting a Super Bowl of Chili Contest in the taproom. Contest is limited to the first 20 entries (sign up ASAP). Minimum 1 gallon of chili (normal crockpot size). Get your chili there on Sunday by 4:00pm. Please provide your own ladle. The brewery will provide bowls, spoons, fritos, cheese, sour cream and serving space. Voting will be conducted by other patrons starting at kickoff and ending at half-time. Winners will be announced by the end of the game. Prizes to the top 3 finishers. Must be present to win. Be sure to try their new Belgian Golden Ale - now on tap. Coming soon - Brendan's Wee Heavy, and Sorachi Ace IPA. Brewery Fun Fact: This week their shopping list included 2,280 pounds of malt for next week - oh and 1 bag of pretzels. Brewers gotta eat something! [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

City Star Brewing - Plan to bring your friends tonight and team up for City Star Trivia at 7:30pm. The winning team gets pride, high-fives and $20 in City Star beer tokens. The beer will help jog your memory for those tidbits of info that will make you win. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Wiley Roots Brewing Co - The 2015 Celebration of Dark Beers continues this Thursday with the release of not 1, not 2, but 3 special dark small batch beers. Stop in at 6:30pm Thursday, January 29th for these tappings: 1) Braggot (mead/beer hybrid), 2) Apple Wood Smoked Porter, and 3) a Russian Imperial Stout. There are still 6 more beers scheduled to be released over the next 2 weeks. The Dark Beer celebration continues through the week of Valentine's Day! [625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Got the urge to do something horrible? Good! Cuz you're the perfect candidate to play "Card Against Humanity" during their upcoming game night next Wednesday, February 4th at 6:00pm. Bring your sense of humor and join in for a game night in their community room. Players will receive $1 off beers all night. Winner of each game gets a free beer. No cost to play. And if you like games, then you'll want to stop back on Sunday, February 15th from 2pm to 6pm for the Heroes and Horrors Board Game Takeover. It'll be a full afternoon of fun in the taproom. Drink specials for all gamers that day. Bring in your favorite board game or play one of theirs. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Berthoud Brewing Co - Wings, beer, nearly 60 degree January weather, what could be better?? Oh Yeah! It's Happy Hour ALL DAY! Stop in after work or just leave work early! Wings available after 5pm. [450 8th St, Ste B, Berthoud, CO]

Snowbank Brewing Co - Tomorrow, January 29th, they have their first beer dinner ever at Wapiti Colorado Pub in Loveland! There will be five courses made with and paired with Snowbank brews, starting with a social beer at 5:30pm. If you haven't yet, call for tickets before they're all gone - (970) 635-1985. They'll also be having Mountain Meets the Sea at the taproom tomorrow playing live music starting at 6pm. There's no cover charge so just bring your dinner and your friends and relax with some great music. The brewery is open from 2pm until 8pm tonight. Take cover from the winds and hunker down with a pint! [225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Ft. Collins, CO]

CooperSmith's Pub & Brewing - Sorry all, but CooperSmith's will be CLOSED on Superbowl Sunday. So plan ahead accordingly. [5 Old Town Sq, Ft. Collins, CO]

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