Thursday, February 5, 2015

Colorado Beer News 020515

Colorado Beer NewsLet the melt-off begin! Snow one day, sunny and warm the next with a great weekend ahead. Bet this makes you want to get out and enjoy a fresh craft beer out on a patio. But before you venture out, read today's Colorado Beer News for tips on what's new on tap and where you can find it. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Thursday, February 5th, 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

Living The Dream Brewing Co - The Eternal Hoptimist Douple IPA and Belgian Brune are back on tap this weekend - stop by the taproom for a taste! [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

Lost Highway Brewing Co - Trivia with Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes starts tonight at 8PM. Think it's just trivia? Think again! [520 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO]

Coda Brewing Co - Their Blueberry Kolsch just got done fermenting and is being migrated today. Look for this beer to debut next week at the brewery. [2101 N Ursula Ct, Aurora, CO]

Wit's End Brewing Co - Their taproom is open 4-8pm tonight, come on in to grab a pint, if you can't make it to the source, check out some of the places that have their kegs around town at Black Sky Brewery, Barrels and Bottles Brewery, Ernie's Bar & Pizza, World of Beer - Belmar , Stapleton Tap House, Asbury Provisions, Angelo's Taverna, and Tacos Tequila Whiskey (AKA Pinche Tacos--both locations). CHEERS! [2505 W 2nd Ave, Unit #13, Denver, CO]

Platt Park Brewing Co - Today's Tap Board Pic of the Day is Platt Park Brewing Company. This photo comes courtesy of their Facebook page. Check out their selection! Open today 3pm to 10pm. [1875 S Pearl St, Denver, CO]


Breckenridge Brewery Farmhouse - The interior of their new Farm House Restaurant & Brewery in Littleton, Colorado is coming along nicely. Here's a shot from their Facebook page on what the main bar area looks like inside their soon to open new brewery. [2920 Brewery Lane, Littleton, CO]


Station 26 Brewing Co - Here's what's pouring at Station 26 today: Colorado Cream Ale, Belgian-American Pale, Rye Pale, Plum Dubbel, Winter Wheat, Red X, Wee Heavy, Juicy Banger IPA, Red IPA and a Milk Stout. Tapping tomorrow on Friday, February 6th is their Single Hop Chinook IPA. And coming soon: American Pale Ale and Single Hop EXP 052516 IPA. [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

Diebolt Brewing Co - Geeks and Athletes night is upon us once again and guess who's got your brew bucks? Run Club is kicking off at 6pm and Useless Knowledge Bowl is going down at 7pm. Show up and test your chops to win some brew bucks or maybe just to eat some La Casita; either way the balls in your court now. [3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO]

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Boulder County

Gunbarrel Brewing Co - Break out the tie-dye and get groovy with them this Saturday at 4:30pm. You don't want to miss this! Join in as they tap THREE beers at Grandma's House on Broadway in Denver. THey will be pouring a limited release of the following beers - Fresh Baked: they combined the finest ingredients to create this sweet and luscious full bodied stout. Whispers of cinnamon, vanilla and molasses compliment a big, roasty malt flavor with a creamy mouth feel and wonderfully dry finish. Touch Of Grey: Light a candle, curse the glare, soak in the truly unique flavor of their refreshing blonde ale. Touch of Grey is loaded with juicy flavors of passion fruit, peach, berry and melon. These notes are brilliantly complimented by the aroma of bergamot from a light infusion of Earl Grey tea. Cherrish: their take on a medieval Roggenbier (German for ‘rye beer’), Cherrish is aromatic and tart from an insanely generous addition of organic cherries. Boasting a hazy crimson color, and brewed traditionally with loads of spicy malted rye this brew finishes crisp and dry. The Bakin' Bakery Food Truck food truck will be there serving up tasty grub. Grandma's House is located at: 1710 South Broadway, Denver, CO.

Longs Peak Pub & Taphouse - The folks from Avery Brewing Company will be joining in today at the Longs Peak Pub and Taphouse with shirts and glasses and much more to give away to all you stout drinkers. Most importantly, though, they are bringing a keg of the rare and extraordinarily special Mephistopheles! Mephistopheles is the crafty shape shifter, the second fallen angel. Amazingly complex, coal black and velvety, this demon has a bouquet of vine-ripened grapes, anise and chocolate-covered cherries with flavors of rum-soaked caramelized dark fruits and a double espresso finish. ABV 17%. This keg will hit the tap board today at 4:20pm at Longs Peak Pub only, and it will certainly go quickly, so don't be late! [600 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO]

The West End Tavern - Join in tonight for their February ‪#‎SatelliteTaproom‬ featuring Avery Brewing Company. Special guests Seth Talmon (Craft Beer Evangelist) and Avery Brewing Co. Brewers. Featured Avery beers are: Vic's Secret, Chai Brown, Liliko'i Kepolo, Collaboration Not Litigation, and Tweak. Plus a few more! The pours start at 6:30pm. ‪#‎TapTakeover‬ [926 Pearl St, Boulder, CO]

J Wells Brewery - Tonight is Trivia Night at 6pm! Get $2 off pints while you play, win free beer and prizes! [2516 49th St, Ste 5, Boulder, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co - Love swing dancing? Interested in learning from the experts? Two of the Tasting Room’s lovely Beer Club Members, Henry Gonzales and Kimberly Brayman, are 3X National Grand Champion Swing Dancers. They will be leading the Tasting Room in two-step dance lessons. Classes are consecutive, so if you are interested in attending, don’t miss the first class! Dates: 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15. Time: 2PM-4PM. Cost: $40/couple. Questions about this event? Please contact Jen Wilson at Jennifer@lefthandbrewing.com. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Avery Brewing Co - Their "Farewell to the Avery Alley" special tappings began today bright and early. Here's the list: Oroblanco - neutral barrel aged, soured karma with fresh Oroblanco zest. And "caffeinA" - duganA double IPA with Ozo coffee toddy. More special tappings each day til they close their doors on Monday, February 9th. [5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Bootstrap Brewing Co - Tonight is the kick-off meeting of the first-ever Niwot Homebrew Club at Bootstrap Brewing. They'll talk about beer, drink a beer, and talk about beer some more. Be there at 6:30pm. [6778 N 79th St, Niwot, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Big Beaver Brewing - Get down to the brewery tonight, Feb. 5th at 7:30pm for some trivia! There's plenty of chances to win beer, it's free to play, and it's 1/2 price pints for the ladies (that's a pretty sweet deal). Then tomorrow, Feb. 6th, let them sip their golden suds, Big Beaver will be brewing some Pumpkin Peach Ale! Tomorrow at 2 pm, they'll release a small batch Pumpkin Peach Ale in response to Budweiser's infamous "Brewed the Hard Way" commercial. Then on Saturday, Feb. 7th The Stubby Shillelaghs are back to folk the Beaver this Saturday from 7-10pm. This time Big Beaver will be pouring a Vanilla Porter! Dust off your kilt for buy 1 get 1 pints during the show. And finally on Sunday, Feb. 8th bring your lucky troll doll, four leaf clover, or rabbit's foot on Sunday and join in for Bingo! Games start at 4:30pm; pay $10 for 1 1/2 hours of play or $2 per game. 90% payout to customers and 10% donated to Alzheimer's research. Prizes include: a new tablet, $100 payout, Beaver gear, and free beer! [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 9, Loveland, CO]

1933 Brewing Co - Last month, 1933 Brewing's own Cody and Z brewed up 3 special beers including Cody's Mint Stout (still some left if you hurry in), a Mocha Porter with Woodchip Coffee (good enough for breakfast), and a soon to be released Baltic Porter. This month 1933 Brewing is going to keep things rolling and spreading around the love! They'll host another Open Mic Night on the first Thursday of the month (that's tonight), they'll be having live music and a couple food trucks coming by, they'll be having a special on Valentine's Day, they'll be releasing new beers and one more VERY SPECIAL barrel aged beer, and they'll be hosting a fundraiser event for Fahr's Disease at the end of the month! Plus, the brewhouse has a brand new toy - a brand new Keg Washer! No more hauling kegs across town to be cleaned. Lastly, get ready for their Valentine's Day Special - bring a friend and get a free pint on February 14th. [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

High Hops Brewery - Today High Hops is tapping their Hinterwäldler Lager. It's described as a nice, crisp sessionable Lager brewed with local grain from Hinterwäldler Malting Company that is grown and malted here on the Front Range. Not to mention Windsor grown hops! They have Franklin Taggarts Music Showcase introducing Candy Lee from 5-7pm. And Billy from Chalkboard Gourmet Express cooking up some good food. Come out for a good evening. [6461 State Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Verboten Brewing - Taproom is open today! They have 11 beers on tap. Carrie will be pouring $1 off pints of I'm on A Boat, their black wit with cuties, Saigon cinnamon, and saison/Brett yeast blend. Free pizza arrives at 6pm. Don't miss out! While you're there, sign up for their new e-newsletter for monthly updates on events, beer releases, and everything Verboten. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Equinox Brewing - Today at noon they tapped a firkin of Eclipse Brown Ale with organic peaches and pumpkin pie spices. That's right, A Peach Pumpkin Ale made the easy way... that's just how lazy they are. Cheers! [133 Remington St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery - Get ready for your Broken Plow weekend! MERAKI will be there Friday for incredible music. Friday Elements Wood Fired Oven will serve up their famous BBQ! Saturday they are having GOODTIME CHARLIE'S KARAOKE back from 7-9pm. Elements will have PIZZA and firepits on the patio. The weather is warming up so come celebrate! [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Tap and Handle - The Second annual Sour and Sweet Valentines Week begins next Monday Feb 9th! 5pm. They will have over 30 Sour or Sweet beers on draft (including ciders), with several more in bottles! Chocolate Stouts, Blueberry sour, La Folie, Crooked Stave, Belgian sours, Apricot Ales, etc. Plenty for you and your partner... or just you! Plus Chef Melissa has some amazing desserts to pair them with! [307 S College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

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