Thursday, February 12, 2015

Colorado Beer News 021215

Colorado Beer NewsJust 2 days left before Valentine's Day. Several breweries in Colorado will be hosting Valentine's Day specials, including pairings, beer dinners, special tappings and even some clever gifts. Don't show up empty handed on February 14th. Fermentedly Challenged has all the new beer news and some tips for Valentine's Day. It's a holiday even Mr. Lincoln would love. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Thursday, February 12th, 2015. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Baere Brewing Co - If you're still looking around for something awesome for a Valentine's Day gift come on down to Baere Brewing tonight. Nature Studio will be selling their beautiful wears! They're open from 5 - 9pm and have all 9 beer taps full. Also available - Happy Leaf Kombucha Orange Basil. [320 Broadway, Ste E, Denver, CO]

Two22 Brew - As part of their anniversary celebrations NEXT WEEK, they are hosting a beer pong tournament (played with water in cups, but OF COURSE you can be drinking a beer) on Thursday, Feb. 19. All $ from the tournament goes back to charity! Teams of 2, $15 buy in, sign up required. Email Justin at to get in on the fun! More fun events all next week. Check out their Facebook page for details. [4550 S Reservoir Rd, Centennial, CO]

Former Future Brewing Co - This Sunday, February 15th at 2pm, Former Future Brewing will be releasing a limited number of bottles from their Black Project Spontaneous Ales. Flyby, their first coolship ale (and GABF Bronze medal winner) and Jumpseat, a dry-hopped sour ale (and offspring of Flyby) will be available in the taproom on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit to one bottle of Flyby per customer, and 4 bottles of Jumpseat per customer. Meanwhile - This Friday, something new for Former Future: they will have LIVE music in the taproom from 7p-10p! Acoustic mash-ups from these folks. Check it out! [1290 S Broadway, Denver, CO]

Rockyard Brewing Co - The staff has been hard at work all week on remodeling, but just need 1 extra day before they are going to be able to bring you the best possible drinking and dining experience. They apologize for any inconvenience, but will be back in business Saturday at 11:00am. They hope to see you all then! They will have their Grand Cru on tap - just 1 keg of this one. [880 Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO]

Living The Dream Brewing Co - Here's a February Swag Special! Buy any long sleeve shirt, hoodie, or beanie and you'll get a free beer and a Living The Dream sticker! Also just released - their Experimental Ale #1001-B4. An amber colored beer that is hoppy like a ple yet smooth lie an amber. Stop in soon. [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project - Making Valentine's Day plans? Come to their taproom for a pairing! Get a full pour of Vieille blended with Happy Leaf Kombucha Rose Kombucha plus 2 pieces of Ritual Chocolate 70% cacao Mid Mountain Blend for $8. Also, coming up next week on Wednesday, February 18th, Crooked Stave will release their new dry hopped golden sour ale - Progenitor. Don't miss this one! [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

Mu Brewery - Clear your calendar today for today's Kill The Keg Thursday. This week they need you to take down one mean bastard - their Colorado Bastard IPA. They'll have $1 Pints, $2 32oz, $4 64oz growler fills. They'll start at 3pm and keep going till the place clears out. Then next Thursday, 2/19 3pm they'll have a keg of Pumpkin Peach Ale and do it all over again! [9735 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing Co (South Dock) - This week's Friday firkin won't last long. It'll be like Neapolitan ice cream in a glass. Come try their Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla Porter. This firkin will go quick. It taps at 3pm February 13th. Plus - Rabbit in Red is still on tap at ‪‎South Dock‬! Try this ‪#‎gruitday‬ Gruit while you can... Brewed with rosemary, rose hips, yarrow, ginger root, and Spanish orange peel instead of hops. Aged in French oak red wine barrels. [15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO]

Blue Spruce Brewing - Thursday is $2 street tacos, carned asad or chicken! Grab a few for dinner. These pair well with their Chile Beer or Blonde Ale! Also, what are you doing for dessert on Valentine's Day? Bring your love to Blue Spruce to enjoy their Chef's special dessert (a Chocolate Raspberry Torte) paired with a taster of our upcoming Raspberry Chocolate Stout. [4151 E County Line Rd Unit G, Centennial, CO]

Hops & Pie - What's newly tapped at Hops & Pie today? Antiquity Rye Wine from Destihl, Femme Fatale Brett from Evil Twin, Picnic Rock from Horse & Dragon, Funky Gold Amarillo from Prairie, Cellar Door from Stillwater, Brainless on Peaches from Epic, Abbey Ale from Ommegang, and Victory at Sea from Ballast Point - all TAPPED! [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Three Freaks Brewery - What's going on at 3 Freaks Brewery this weekend you ask? Little India Food Truck will be there Friday evening and The Soul Patch Brothers will be playing there as well! Saturday they'll have Brooks Smokehouse on site. Stop by and say hello, and why not enjoy a pint or three. [7140 E County Line Rd, Highlands Ranch, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co - Sign up for the "Don't You Love Beer & Cheese Pairing" set for tomorrow, Friday February 13th from 6-7pm. $15 gets you three pairings including cheeses from The Cheese Course. For tickets, sign up with a beertender in the tasting room. [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

Prost Brewing Co - Fresh Kolsch bier will be tapped today. Also, Matt's Snack Shack will be serving up wings and sandwiches. Come on in for your fresh brewed Kolsch, food and sunshine. [2540 19th St, Denver, CO]

38 State Brewing Co - It's Lincoln's Birthday today so come in and have a beer for Honest Abe. They will have free poker tonight at 7pm and The The Rolling Italian will be serving delicious Italian food. [8071 S Broadway, Ste A, Littleton, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing - Celebrate a little beer love with us this Saturday, Valentines Day! Come try their Chocolate Covered Strawberry Stout. Plus - Live music with Whitherward and The Rolling Italian will be joining in too! [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]


Boulder County

300 Suns Brewing - This Saturday, February 14th, "Yum!Yum! Sweets and Treats" will be there with 300 Sun collaborating on a special deal. For $10 you'll get a YumCake paired with 4 tasters for $10. Also, The first of The Prairie Scholars Songwriters series is this Sunday 2/15 5-7pm with music from Nick O'Connor. Similar events on the 3rd Sunday of every month, February-June. Andy Eppler of The Prairie Scholars will do a two hour song trade style show with one of our other songwriters here in town. [335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO]

The Industrial Revolution Brewing Co - On Thursday, March 5th - Come let your creative sides run free, with the help of a couple of brews, at their beer and canvas night. They'll be working with The Cruisin’ Canvas to set up a studio in their taproom where you can come paint a picture and enjoy some beer and good company. The price will be $29 and includes the canvas, supplies and your first beer. Swing by the brewery with cash or a check to sign up! [285 Cheesman St, Erie, CO]

Odd13 Brewing - What are your plans for Valentine's Day? Odd13 has a night planned for you! Come spend the evening with them! Drinks! Deserts by Yum Yum! Music! and Art! Can you say romantic? Try the Beer & Dessert pairing at 5pm. $8 for 2 desserts and two 5oz beers. Live in-house painting from 7pm-9pm. Live music from 7pm-9pm courtesy of Lindsey Saunders. [301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO]

Vindication Brewing Co - Announcing their tapping of Big Sampson IPA. This imperial Rye IPA weighs in at 9% ABV and is smooth. Hop heads are gonna love it. [6880 Winchester Cir, Boulder, CO]

The Very Nice Brewing Co - Stop in tonight for Open Mic Night starting at 7pm. Bring your talent and perform or watch some! Also, what are you doing for Valentine's Day? Are you the beer geek, the other a chocolate lover? Meet halfway, come to the Very Nice tap room for their Beer & Chocolate Pairing. 5 tasters of their flagship beers and 5 chocolates from The Candy Man. $10, available all day, everyday! [20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co - Bring your loved ones, or hopefully meet one there! On Valentine’s Day they will have Shopey’s Sandwiches serving from 2PM-8PM, Cat Jerky providing a FREE music event from 5PM-7:30PM and they will be tapping an archived keg of WTF/sour ale at 11AM! [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

The Old Mine - What happens when Valentine’s Day gives Handlebar Hard Cider a kiss? Magical deliciousness! They've created two small batch dessert ciders to celebrate the big, red day. The first batch takes a base of Handlebar Special Blend and adds a healthy dose of cinnamon, bing cherries and pomegranate. The second adds a handful of cacao nibs, strawberries, bing cherries and mild chilis to the Special Blend. (This second one has chilis to bring the heat to your Valentine’s!) These were too good to keep from the public until Saturday, so they're on tap today! Cheers, hearts and hugs! *Since there are only five total gallons in the small batch series, growlers aren’t available of this. Sorry. [500 Briggs St, Erie, CO]

Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery - Release the Demon in you! Meet the Avery Crew at Mountain Sun on Pearl Street for the release of Mephistopheles at 4:20pm today! Avery will be giving away free snifters to the first 24 people that order a Mephistopheles. For the person who who gets the final pour wins a free tour of the new brewery for 6 of their closest friends! [1535 Pearl St, Boulder, CO]


Northern Colorado

Equinox Brewing - Much like this winter, today's firkin will be light and sunny with a little punch! At noon we're tapping some Sunrise Golden Ale dry-hopped with Amarillo Hops! [133 Remington St, Ft. Collins, CO]

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City Star Brewing - Happy Hour All Day. This Makes City Star Happy! FYI: They have a donation jar in the taproom for the The Lyons Polar Bear Club's, "Love Dunk" on Valentine's Day. All Proceeds will be donated to the Lyon's Golden Gang, providing meals for seniors. Several of the City Star crew will be making the polar bear plunge. We love you Lyons, Colorado. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Horse & Dragon Brewing Co - This Saturday, Feb. 14 in the taproom, 12 pm until it's gone - they'll be tapping a firkin called "Pucker Up & Whistle". Tart cherries & Whistle Blast Brown give it both its flavor & name. Get some before it's kicked! [124 Racquette Dr, Ft. Collins, CO]

Wiley Roots Brewing Co - Every once in a while, you get the opportunity to be a part of something quite special and memorable. Today marks one of those occasions for them. This evening they celebrate the closing of the 2015 Celebration of Dark Beers at 6:30pm with the release of 3 new beers: Colorado Whiskey Barrel Aged-Porter, Red Wine Barrel-Aged Porter, and Mama Wiley's Anise-Caraway Spiced Stout. It gets even better with the very first edition of The Burroughs @ Wiley Roots kicking off at 7:00pm. This is one night of ‪#‎greatcraftbeer‬ and ‪#‎greeleysoul‬ you won't want to miss! [625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing CO - Sign up for the Bear Hot Challenge set for Saturday, February 21st from 1pm to 4pm. Prizes awarded! $15 includes a ber and 12 wings. Bear Hot Challenge: Consume 12 Bear Hot Wing Shack Wings in 6 minutes or less! Rules: Participants must sign the disclaimer, No help allowed from anyone or anything, No Napkins, H2O Only, 90% of the meat must be eaten from the bone to the judges discretion. The Challenge awaits you, Can you Beat the Bear Hot Heat? Winners get a bottle of hot sauce, a saucy-face photograph on the Wing Shack Wall of Flame and a chance to compete in the Bear Hot Challenge Finals. Pateros Creek will have some prizes and beer specials as well! What is Bear Hot? The hottest hot sauce Wing Shack offers. Four powerful chilies unite to awaken the senses. ~Be careful with this one, it’s almost over “bearing.” Don’t like things hot? Just come to be a spectator! Point, laugh, take pictures…it will definitely be a lot of fun! More info on their website. [242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

1933 Brewing Co - It's gonna be a party this Friday the 13th at 1933! #1 - They are releasing a Squash Saison that has been aging in a barrel used to age whiskey and rum previously (thanks to Feisty Spirits and Coppermuse Distillery)! #2 - The Tramp About food cart will be there at 4pm! #3 - They have live music by local musician Professor Fox's One Man Band! Come party with 1933! [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

High Hops Brewery - Today is the release of "Groot". This Belgian Style Dubbel was brewed with special love. An exceptionally complex beer with many intertwined flavors. This dubbel features a fruity nose and a big body. Malty around the center, the beer has a clean, dry finish and a slight alcohol warmth. ABV 7.1%. After a glass you'll be saying "I am Groot!". After all, you are what you drink. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - Thursday nights are $1 off Bomber Bottle Nights! Choose from their big selection of bombers in stock. (Must be consumed on premises - no carry out). Plus, 60 Colorado craft beers on tap and a great food menu. [813 8th St, Greeley, CO]

Patrick's Irish Pub - Hey Lovebirds! Check out their Valentine's Week Pairing: 1 Giant Heart Cookie made by Greeley's own Mary's Mountain Cookies and 1 bomber of Anything for Love, the official Valentine's beer of Loveland and a collaboration brew by all 6 of Land's brewers: Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, Crow Hop Brewing Co, Big Beaver Brewing Co., Loveland Aleworks, Buckhorn Brewers and Verboten Brewing. Available all week! [907 8th Ave, Greeley, CO]

Tap and Handle - Got the blues and want a sour? Just tapped Upslope Soured Christmas Ale w/ Cranberry, Upslope Wild Barrel Saison, New Holland Blue Sunday Sour aged in Oak and Uinta Monkshine Belgian Blonde. Open mike Blues jam with The Buzz Brothers tonight at 8pm! [307 S College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]


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