Friday, January 30, 2015

Colorado Beer News 013015

Colorado Beer NewsFriday's here at last! There's plenty of Colorado craft beer waiting for you to start your weekend and Fermentedly Challenged wants to help you guide yourself to the best beer available. It's the last work week day of the month for many and it's time to unwind and enjoy the weekend. Where will your beer journey take you? Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Friday, January 30th, 2015. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Bull & Bush Brewery - Time for the final installment of tappings in their German Gravity Beers series. Today's 20 liter gravity keg is a Lowenbrau Buttenkeim Kellerbier. It tapped today at 11am and will run kill it's kicked. Come get a taste of the old world. [4700 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO]

38 State Brewing Co - Tonight 38 State Brewing hase live music and BBQ! Alex Williams will be playing at 7pm and B&B Smokehouse will be cooking up some awesome food. And of course, plenty of fresh craft beer to choose from. Also - attention soccer fans - Come in early on Saturdays, watch some EPL, have a pint or three and start your day off right! 8AM is Manchester United vs Leicester, and 10:30am is Chelsea vs Manchester City. [8071 S Broadway, Ste A, Littleton, CO]

Black Sky Brewery - Stout month is upon us and we have some awesome treats in store for you! Stout Month Tap List: Chocolate Mint Stout, Pistachio Stout, Chocolate Blackberry Stout, Oatmeal Stout, and Chocolate Cherry Hazelnut Porter. They will be tapping them throughout the month so stop by and check 'em out. [490 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO]

Ratio Beerworks - [PRESS RELEASE] Ratio Beerworks, located at 2920 Larimer St. in Denver, will be hosting its grand opening party on Saturday, February 14th. The new brewery, which includes a 1,500 square foot taproom and 4,000 square foot production facility, will open its doors at 12pm in the RiNo™ Arts District of the historic Five Points neighborhood. Ratio Beerworks plans to offer a lineup of five (5) meticulously crafted flagship beers, including an Extra Pale Ale, Dark Scotch Ale and its French-American Saison among others. Normal bar service and an onsite food truck will be available until midnight. Consistency and creativity are primary goals as Ratio plans to open amongst many of its peers in the area. The eclectic taproom will occupy over 80 craft beer enthusiasts with an additional standing area on the side patio, which will be developed to approximately 4,000 square feet of outdoor space in the spring. Ratio Beerworks normal operating hours will be Tuesday through Thursday from 3pm to 11pm, Friday and Saturdays from 12pm to 12am and Sundays from 12pm to 10pm. The brewery will be closed on Mondays. More information and general grand opening happenings will be posted to the breweries Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds as the celebration gets closer.

Cannonball Creek Brewing Co - They've got a full tap wall today with 9 different beers including: Crenshaw Imperial Red, Mindbender IPA, Solid Gold Belgian Golden, Victorville Red, Salvius Belgian IPA, Featherweight Pale, Brickyard Porter, Pere Noel (Belgian Strong Dark Ale), and Aslan Imperial Stout. Come and get them! They are open today 12pm to 11pm. [393 N Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

Hops & Pie - Just in time for your weekend - new beer tappings! Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Vanilla Porter from Dry Dock, Hoperation Overload from Destihl, La Parcela from Jolly Pumpkin, ScareCity from Lagunitas, Symposium from Green Flash, Japanese Green Tea from Stone and Imperial Stout from Dry Dock on the Hand Pull. Pair one with a slice of pizza pie! [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Barrels & Bottles Brewery - They have a special keg on tap today! A beer dry hopped with Blue Juniper Berries and Glacier hops, barrel-aged in State-38 Distilling Agave Based Gin Barrel, their "Gin Juniperus Imperial IPA" is one not to miss! Have it alongside their Tomato Basil soup. [600 12th St, Golden, CO]

Rockyard Brewing - Don't miss this weeks deviation from the one and only Jellyman. "Touch This, Midas" is a golden ale with Riesling, honey and white peppers. Jellyman says this one tastes cornucopia of citrus and spice. The keg taps at 4pm and pours until it's gone. [880 Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co - Been waiting for that English IPA to tap? Wait no more! Muggle Trubble English IPA will be on tap this evening. Don't miss out on a fun night of live music with Dave Connelly, Musician, Acoustic Performer, Looping Artist and food from Fig's Catering, LLC! Coming soon - an Imperial Stout! [5450 W 120th, Broomfield, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co - Happy Friday! They're tapping a brand new beer today. Juicy Banger IPA is loaded with Amarillo, Citra, and Mosaic hops. Come try a pint and let them know what you think! Big Kiwi Eats is there tonight with new menu items from 4 to 9pm. [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

Mockery Brewing - Just tapped today! Come try their new Double IPA (8.5% ABV 94 IBU). If hops were an aphrodisiac, this beer would require a prescription! Loaded with 4 different hop varieties, dry English ale yeast, Bohemian dark pilsner malt, dried orange and lemon peel. [3501 Delgany St, Denver, CO]

Yak & Yeti Brewpub - Don't forget that Yoga at the YAK is again this Sunday at 10:30AM. $15 gets you one hour of yoga with Nikki at Still Motion Yoga & Massage and your first beer is free afterwards. BYOM.(mat) [7803 Ralston Rd, Arvada, CO]

Fiction Beer Co - Some of you have really been missing their Green Tea Milk Chocolate Stout ... so they are extra excited to announce that "Feely Effects" is back on tap! Start your Friday night out with some Fiction. [101 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO]

4 Noses Brewing Co - Tart Cherry Blonde is now on tap for a limited time. Also, come grab some Ritual Rivers Coffee Porter in cans before the Superbowl. The Comfortable Food Truck is in tonight. Follow your nose! [8855 W 116 Cir, Broomfield, CO]

Diebolt Brewing Co - While the Broncos didn't get to the Superbowl, that won't stop Diebolt Brewing from throwing a Super Bowl party anyway. Check out these Sunday specials: Predict the combined score for both teams correctly, win a Diebolt Brewing t-shirt and beanie. Half-time raffle for a bottle of The Commodore our Russian Imperial Stout (look for bottles of The Commodore in liquor stores near you). Every time Tom Brady throws a TD pass, BOGO pints of our GABF silver medal winning Brown Ale. Every time Russell Wilson throws a TD pass, BOGO pints of our Porter. Beer Specials: $1 off French Ale pints and $2 off Growlers all day long. Plus, $5 bowls of chili from Bakin’ Bakery during the game. Open at Noon on Sunday. Must be present to win prizes. [3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO]


Boulder County

Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery - This February will be the 22nd Annual Stout Month at all five Mountain Sun locations: the Mountain Sun, Southern Sun and Under the Sun in Boulder, the Vine Street Pub and Brewery in Denver and their newest location in Longmont, the Longs Peak Pub and Taphouse. Now in its 22nd year, Stout Month has become an anticipated event among local beer connoisseurs. During the month of February, most of Mountain Sun pubs’ taps will fade to black with House and Colorado versions of the rich, thick and dark ale. Nearly 600 kegs in all! This is a once-a-year opportunity to try some of the region’s best stouts, side-by-side, and on tap. This year's House Stouts: 48 Smooth Chai Stout, Addiction Coffee Imperial Stout, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Addiction Coffee Imperial Stout, Brett Stoudt American "Wild" Stout, Casual Friday Stout, Cherry Chocolate Stout, Chocolate Dip Stout, Chocolate Thunder Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout, Coconut Cream Stout, Dark Harvest Pumpkin Stout, Dropkick Stout, Girl Scout Stout, Korova Cream Stout, Megatron Imperial Stout, Mutual Respect Coffee Stout brewed with Odell Brewing, Nihilist Russian Imperial Stout, Norwegian Wheat Stout, Oatimus Prime Oatmeal Stout, Old School Dry Irish Stout, Sharkbite Foreign Stout, Space Odyssey Stout, Stoked Oak Stout, Totally Stoked Stout, Thunderhead Stout, Trickster Stout, and Yonder Mountain Oatmeal Stout. Not only those, but they've got a huge list of Guest Stouts as well: Avery Mephistopheles' Stout, Backcountry Brewery Breakfast Stout, Big Choice Brewing #42 Poblano Stout, The Brew on Broadway Social Club Coffee Milk Stout, Cannonball Creek Brewing Almond Chocolate Stout, Crabtree Brewing Oatmeal Stout, Diebolt Brewing The Commodore Russian Imperial Stout, Fate Brewing Sudice American Stout, Gravity Brewing Oort Cloud Oatmeal Stout, High Hops Brewery The Dark One Milk Stout, Left Hand Brewing Milk Stout, Odell Brewing Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout, Odyssey Beerwerks Seething Cauldron Belgian Stout, Pagosa Brewing Soaker's Oatmeal Stout, Renegade Brewing Depravity Imperial Peanut Butter Cup Milk Stout, River North Brewery Avarice Belgian-Style Imperial Stout, Sanitas Brewing Cinnilla Stout, Strange Brewing Chocolate Raspberry Love Stout, Telluride Brewing Ski-In-Ski-Stout, TRVE Brewing Stout O))), Upslope Brewing Foreign Stout, Wild Woods Brewery S'mores Stout, Wonderland Brewing Vaderade Irish Stout, and Yak & Yeti Chai Milk Stout. With so many stouts, it's impossible to say when your favorite will be debuted on their tap boards, so make sure you visit the pubs often in February so you don't miss out on any of these exceptional offerings. [1535 Pearl St, Boulder, CO]

Front Range Brewing Co - For the IPA fans that don't get their newsletters - The good news is they are adding a third rotating IPA to their lineup. The bad news is they have to cut off growlers of it again. They'll have more in the tank and a couple kegs left. Should be able to just barely make it. Still available by the glass tonight while you enjoy the musical stylings of Brian Parton. [400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO]

Echo Brewing Co - Pizza - Beer - Friday... a great combination. Come on out to the tap room tonight for great pizza from Rocky Mountain Slices and an Echo beer! [5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO]

Finkel & Garf Brewing Co - This Sunday, Feb 1st, the tap room will be closed for the unofficial national holiday known as the Super Bowl. THey hope you enjoy the game and they can be with you in cans at your parties. Keep an eye out for Finkel & Garf 6-packs at you local liquor store. You can find them at the following liquor stores and many many more: Three Rivers Wine & Spirits, Hover Crossing Wine and Spirits, Lucky's Market Longmont, North Boulder Liquor, Boulder Wine Merchant, Baseline Liquor, Alfalfa's Market, Bottles Wine & Spirits, Boulder Wine & Spirits, Hazel's Beverage World, Liquor Mart, Superior Liquor, Total Beverage Westminster, Union Jack Liquor, Mile High Wine Cellars, and of course in the Finkel & Garf Brewing Co. taproom. [5455 Spine Rd, Ste A, Boulder, CO]

Powder Keg Brewing Co - A reminder that they are releasing "Pride of Palisade" on draft and in bottles today in the taproom. This farmhouse-style ale is brewed with palisade peaches, honey and brettanomyces. They opened at 2pm and stay open til 10pm tonight. [101 2nd Ave, Niwot, CO]

Oskar Blues - Tasty Weasel Taproom - They've got another rad specialty beer at the Weasel - Shipwrecker Circus - their BrewDog collaboration beer. This one has Crystal, Munich, and Special B malts, hopped and dry hopped with Chinook, Centennial, and Galaxy. Stats: 12.43% ABV, 66.6 IBU’s. Risk it for the biscuit! They've even can some for ya! [1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO]

Twisted Pine Brewing Co - They've got football on the brain at Twisted Pine. Getting all geared up for the big game on Sunday! Join us for specials like: - $3 Bloody Billy's or Big Shot pints, $10 pitchers of any core beer, and Delicious food specials. Are you ready for some football?! [3201 Walnut St, Ste A, Boulder, CO]


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Northern Colorado

Verboten Brewing - Their cooler is stocked, come get your bottles! They have one or two Mountain Mans left and a few Night Has Fallens. Limit 1 per person on each of those. Dizzying Intellect I & II are also available. Limit 2 of each per person. They have roughly 8 cases of Vol. I (apricots) and 6 cases of Vol. II (dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin). Come get them while they last! Also tapped "Little Surprises," a Belgian style quad for your Friday afternoon drinking pleasure. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Crabtree Brewing - Firkin Friday! It's everyone's favorite day of the week! Their firkin tonight is an Oatmeal Stout brewed with vanilla beans and raspberries. Weighing in at an ABV of 7.6% this is surely to be a dark treat for a chilly January evening! And while BIGS BBQ will not be able to make it for the next two weeks, they welcome all food you may bring in to enjoy with your beers and behind the bar they have a book of Greeley delivery places that will bring your dinner to you! Teacher Friday is all day! ($3.75 beers for all teachers with a valid ID) - And they have their Summer Slam special with $3.50 Head Turner Blonde pints and $7.00 Blonde growler fills! [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Snowbank Brewing Co - Friday is here! Snowbank Brewing is excited to be releasing their newest seasonal today - Snow Squall Black IPA - 7.6% ABV, 80 IBUs with aromas of toast and earthy hops, resiny hop bitterness with a touch of roast and coffee, and a crisp finish with a lingering hint of balanced citrus hop character. They released this new brew at noon today! Feeney's Weenies will be back from 4pm until close serving up Chicago-style hot dogs and hot Italian beef sandwiches! Purchase anything from the truck and get a dollar off pints of 47½ Stout. At 5pm they're releasing their newest Nuance Chocolate collaboration brew - La Red Stout - 47½ Stout infused with Nuance's newest single origin Dominican Republic La Red cacao husks and nibs. At 6:30pm they'll be having a screening of the movie The Art of Flight courtesy of Red Bull Media House Films. Come in and live vicariously through the snowboarders on screen before heading up to the slopes tomorrow. The taproom is open today from noon until 9pm. Come hungry. Come thirsty. [225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Ft. Collins, CO]

1933 Brewing Co - For Super Bowl Sunday, February 1st you can enjoy this beer special: Buy or Fill a Growler and get 1/2 off a pint of beer. Stock up for the big game. [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery - Get ready for your weekend! Tonight brings Ethan Stephenson's live music at 7pm. Enjoy dinner with Elements Wood Fired Oven - now including brats! On Saturday, 1/31 it's the debut of Karaoke Night! [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Wiley Roots Brewing Co - Beginning February 12th (and coinciding with the last Celebration of Dark Beer Release), members of The Burroughs will be playing from 7-9 PM every other Thursday! Get ready for some great soul music paired with some great ‪#‎craftbeer‬! [625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing & Climb Hard Cider - Valentine releases are out! At Big Beaver enjoy their new Sweet Cherry Milk Porter. And down the hall in Climb Hard Cider Co they're pouring a Cherry Cider. Now all on tap! [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Ste 9, Loveland, CO]


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