Thursday, January 29, 2015

Colorado Beer News 012915

Colorado Beer NewsWish it were Friday? Don't we all. Perhaps if you buy a Colorado craft beer, sip on it and close your eyes and imagine it was Friday that might help. Or if you drink one near midnight tonight it will be Friday before you know it! Just don't forget to set your alarm clock tomorrow morning. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Thursday, January 29th, 2015. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Hops & Pie - Today Hops & Pie has two new tappings of special beers side-by-side. The first is Melvin's 2x4, a quadruple pale ale. And the other beer is none other than Russian River's Pliny the Elder, another great Imperial IPA. Stop in soon if you want to get a glass of these big brews. They'll go fast once they tap at 11:30am TODAY. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing Co - Head to Costco in Parker tomorrow, January 30th for Super Bowl Specials throughout the store. Sample beer with Steve from Dry Dock and pick up a free Dry Dock pint glass or koozie with your Dry Dock beer purchase. [15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO]

Ratio Beerworks - Announcing the Grand Opening of Ratio Beerworks - set for Valentine's Day (February 14th) at 12pm! They will be the newest brewery in the Denver RiNo Arts District of the historic Five Points neighborhood. Look for further opening day celebration details coming up very soon. They are located at: 2920 Larimer St, Denver, CO.

FERMÆNTRA - Have plans for Super Bowl Sunday? FERMÆNTRA does! Come down and enjoy ALL DAY Happy Hour with $1 off all full pours! Matt's Snack Shack will be there at noon serving up some amazing wings, sandwiches, brats, and other game day goodies. Open at noon until the game ends! [1715 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO]

Nighthawk Brewery - Some exciting news from Nighthawk. They will have their first food truck there THIS FRIDAY, January 30th! Knock On Wood Smokehouse will be out front from 4pm-8pm, so if you haven't stopped by the taproom yet and have a hankering for some awesome BBQ then this Friday will be your lucky day! [2780 Industrial Ln, Broomfield, CO]

Renegade Brewing Company @ The Yard on Santa Fe - Their brand new facility at The Yard on Santa Fe is finally open! They are celebrating by starting their first round of brewery tours on February 6th and 7th. Tours on Friday 2/6 will be from 4:00-7:00pm and Saturday 2/7 will be from 1:00-4:00pm. Located between First Ave and Ellsworth in the old Stark Lumber Yard - about 8 blocks south of their 1st location. Look for lots more Renegade beer to be flowing near you. [918 W 1st Ave, Denver, CO]

Baere Brewing Co - Just released! "Why Ask Why Farmhouse Dry" hit the taps today. Made with 2 Belgian yeasts and weighs in at a big 8% ABV. This brew ought to help you get to Friday. [320 Broadway, Ste E, Denver, CO]

Voss Farms Colorado - Hop plant rhizomes will be available in March and April. They'll have rhizomes for $3 each or 4 for $10 or $10 for $20: Centennial, Nugget, Willamette, Chinook. To reserve yours, send them an email (vossfarmscolorado[at] ) ... include your name, quantity and type desired and they'll inform you when they will be available for pick up at the hop yard in Arvada. They can mail quantities over 40 with an extra shipping charge.

CAUTION: Brewing Co (WEST) - Do you like retro video games? Do you like getting $1.00 off beers? If you answered Yes to one or both questions, you should stop by CAUTION tonight for retro gaming night & happy hour pricing. #partywithcaution [1057 S Wadsworth Blvd, Unit 60, Lakewood, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria - Can't decide which craft brew suits your mood today? Try a flight of beer! Choose from Dank IPA, Ryeot Rye Ale, Leaves of Lemongrass, Oaked Ryeot, Coconut Vanilla Porter, Nitro Dirty Chai, Liquid Resume, Diggity Dank, Oli's Brown Ale, or Model Citizen! Have a whole lot of TAKE IT EASY day! [6730 S Cornerstar Way Ste D, Aurora, CO]

Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado - Hey Breckenridge and Never Summer Industries fans! Are you in town for the SnowSports Industries America tradeshow? They brewed a beer especially for Never Summer. Check out their limited edition "NS Pale Ale" at select Denver bars over the weekend (Blake St Vault, World of Beer Blake St, Tarantula Billiards, Cheeba Hut, and Shag Lounge). Get there quick! When it's gone, it's gone. [471 Kalamath St, Denver, CO]

Chain Reaction Brewing Co - Whose ready for a ‪#‎thirstythursday‬ ‪#‎firkin‬ tapping! Today's firkin is an Irish Stout with vanilla beans and orange peel! They opened up at 3pm so make sure to come get some while it lasts! [902 S Lipan St, Denver, CO]


Boulder County

Boulder Beer Co - [PRESS RELEASE] Music fans who follow Umphrey’s McGee will soon find a new way to connect with the band, with the release of a custom craft-beer called Nothing Too Fancy everyday ale. Much like the band’s music, the ale will be smooth and easy on the surface, yet complex and layered at its core. “We designed it to be drinkable all day, every day,” said the band’s guitarist and vocalist Brendan Bayliss. Nothing Too Fancy will become available in Colorado this July. The team behind the beer is Rock Brothers Brewing, who have previously released custom craft beers with Hootie & The Blowfish, JJ Grey & Mofro, and Have Gun Will Travel. Kevin Lilly from Rock Brothers said the Umphrey’s McGee beer is a sessionable American Wheat with generous amounts of fruity hops, producing a big, juicy hop aroma and a flavor that will be truly unique. Rock Brothers routinely partners with Cigar City Brewing in Tampa on recipe development, but will also involve Boulder Beer Company in Colorado for the Umphrey’s McGee brew. The band members are looking forward to a beer that balances the rock and roll energy of an Umphrey’s live show with the chilled-attitude of a warm summer day and a six-pack on ice. Nothing Too Fancy will be brewed and packaged at Boulder Beer Company, Colorado’s first craft brewery. Established in 1979 in Boulder, CO, Boulder Beer was a pioneer in the craft beer movement and is known for brewing classic styles with an innovative twist. “We are super stoked to be teaming up with Rock Brothers Brewing, Umphrey's, and Cigar City Brewing to bring this special brew to several of our key markets,” said Jeff Brown, President of Boulder Beer Company. “When the Rock Brothers approached us with the idea of working together, we didn't have to think twice. Culturally it is such a great fit for us and the entire brewery staff is very excited to launch this brand.” - The beer will be released in association with the following performances: Boulder Theatre - Boulder, CO - July 2 and also at Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO - July 3. [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co - They've moved their weekly Run Club event to Thursdays! The Longmont Sole Mates (Left Hand Brewing and Shoes & Brews) will be hosting a partnered run club each Thursday at 6PM. The run starts and finishes at Shoes & Brews (63 S Pratt Pkwy, Unit B, Longmont, CO). All participants receive a free pint from Left Hand Brewing Co plus a chance for giveaway prizes from Shoes & Brews. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

300 Suns Brewing - The brewery will be celebrating Valentine's Day right with cake, beer and fun photos. Yum! Yum! Sweets & Treats is baking up their YumCakes with ganache made from 300 Sun's Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout and sea salt. They will be serving them with a set of 4 tasters for $10 (they'll suggest, but can be anything you want) Reserve one today by visiting Also a fun photo booth so you can take pics, or use their camera and they'll email one to you! And get ready for 300 Suns' 1st Anniversary Party coming up on February 21st! [335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO]

Gravity Brewing - Moonraker Strong Scotch Ale Tapping was tapped last night. This big brew weighs in at 7.8% ABV, 34 IBU. Brewed w/ Peated/Smoked Barley. It's got Smoky/Malty Goodness! Also RIPA is back! Kriek Tapping today too w/ ‪#‎JazzRam‬! [1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, CO]

West Flanders Brewing Co - Every Monday and Thursday join in for a live bluegrass jam. Bring your instrument to play or just grab a seat to listen. They recommend grabbing a beer in either situation. Also, through the end of February receive a free hour of parking when you join West Flanders for lunch. Just park in the Spruce Street garage and bring your parking stub in with you and you'll get a one-hour validation stamp. [1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO]


City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Northern Colorado

Verboten Brewing - Here's what you need to know about Friday's bottle releases of "Dizzying Intellect - Special Release Sour Series" Vol I and II. First, the stats! Vol I: Aged on Apricots. Aroma - Sweet apricots with earthy notes. Flavor - Funky farmhouse with sweet apricots, and a delicate tart, wild finish. Vol II: Dry Hopped with Nelson Sauvin: Aroma: Funky farmhouse, hops impart a vinous quality. Flavors: Fruity pineapple, grapefruit, earthy wine grapes, and a dry tart finish. Folks, these are not to be missed! They are their first-ever Brett beer release and each one is delicious! Taproom is open 1pm to 5pm today and closing early for their anniversary dinner. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - The countdown is almost done towards the official opening of Brix Taphouse & Brewery in the heart of downtown Greeley. While their small 3-barrel brewhouse isn't quite finished yet, they've been busy brewing some of their own beer at Echo Brewing Company. They will offer 60, yes 60 different Colorado craft beers on tap, 6 of which will be nitro taps. Also coming soon will be a small kitchen that will serve appetizers and tapas. Plus, large coolers with bottled and canned beers (to be consumed on premises). They have been doing soft-openings yesterday, today and tomorrow. The grand opening will be on Saturday, January 31st in the early afternoon. They will offer guest brewers from other breweries around the nation to stop in and brew beer on their system. Even homebrew clubs will be welcome to brew bigger batches on site. They plan to have up to 3 of their own beers on tap. The first of which is "Boots & Socks", a collaboration beer with Echo Brewing that's billed as a Winter Warmer Porter. Colorado breweries wishing to have one of their beers on tap should contact Troy Milburn or Justin Hiatt at (970) 397-6146. [813 8th St, Greeley, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co - Today's new #‎OutlawTap‬ is Spruce Bringsteen - A spruce tip infused hoppy ale. TONIGHT at 7pm! - Bring your $5 (cash only) for Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes themed quiz. Tonight's theme: Friends. You know, the 90's show about broke 20 somethings who live in Manhattan? Totally realistic. [242 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co - Bring Back Summer Slam! The taste of summer the last few days has inspired them at the brewery to try to keep the sunshine around for a little while longer. To encourage Spring they are offering $3.50 pints of their Head Turner Blonde Ale! If you can't stick around for a pint, take a growler home of the Blonde for $7.00 growler refills! This light, crisp, refreshing beer gives you a taste of summer, even when the snow returns. Join in celebrating a bit of summer in January by putting summer into a pint! Plus, they now have new gift cards available - perfect Valentine's Day gift. [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

City Star Brewing - City Star will be showing the Super Bowl this Sunday in the taproom with Happy Hour on beers during the game and they will be having 25% off ALL Growlers so you can be the king of your own Super Bowl party. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]


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