Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Colorado Beer News 021715

Colorado Beer NewsHappy Fat Tuesday! Put on your beads, your wild costumes and celebrate Mardi Gras time. Before you give up anything for Lent, be sure to check out all the latest beer news from around the Front Range of Colorado. Fermentedly Challenged has gathered the best of Facebook, Twitter, Press Releases and newsletter Colorado craft beer tips all on one place. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Fat Tuesday, February 17th, 2015. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

[CO Beer Festivals] -- [CO Beer Dinners] -- [CO Beer Releases]

Metro Denver

American Craft Beer Week - [PRESS RELEASE] The Brewers Association has declared American Craft Beer Week (ACBW), a celebration of U.S. small and independent craft brewers. ACBW is an exciting opportunity for craft brewers to commemorate their art and tradition with enthusiasts across the country. From May 11-May 17 2015, all 50 states will be holding events including exclusive brewery tours, special craft beer releases, food and beer pairings, tap takeovers and more to celebrate the ever advancing beer culture in the United States. Visit the official American Craft Beer Week event calendar, on CraftBeer.com, for a full – and growing – list of local celebrations.

Copper Kettle Brewing Co - February's "Decadent Chocolate" Month continues tomorrow, February 18th with a tapping of a cask of Chocolate Toasted Coconut Imperial Porter. Indulge a little! Also, the Truck Yeah Food Truck will be on site starting at 5pm that night too. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing - Come celebrate Fat Tuesday at Elk Mountain Brewing (today). There will be plenty of craft beer, live music from Perigee at 6pm, and the S&K Food Truck will be there with a special Cajun menu. [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

Brewery Rickoli - Today they have a returning favorite - Vanilla in 'yo Rye. They like to call it the Thrilla in Vanilla. Get some today. [4335 Wadsworth Blvd, Wheat Ridge, CO]

St. Patrick's Day Festival - Olde Town Arvada - Mark your calendar's for Saturday, March 14th from 12pm to 6pm and head down to Historic Olde Town Arvada. They're closing off the streets and hosting a big outdoor St. Patty's festival. They will have beer and wine sales (plus close to 3 breweries), dancers, bands, and lots of fun. The event will take place on Grandview between Yukon and webster St with a larger expansion are from Olde Wadsworth to 57th Avenue. Bring the kids. If it happens to snow that day, the event will be pushed back to March 21st. More info at: oldtownarvada.org.

Stout Street Social - This Thursday, February 19th, at Stout Street Social, Boulder Beer will be joining in for a special brewery night from 6-9pm. Boulder Beer's reps will be there to provide education about the brewery, food pairings, beer samples and goodies. For reservations, call (720) 214-9100. [1400 Stout Street, Denver, CO]

Freshcraft - Join in for a special Russian River Pliny the Younger tapping. It's that time of year again. Freshcraft will be tapping their keg of Russian River Brewing Pliny the Younger this coming Sunday 2/22 at 2pm. This year they have teamed up with Elite Brands, Russian River, and Sense of Security who's mission is to help Colorado breast cancer patients survive financially while they are undergoing breast cancer treatment. Freshcraft will be donating $1 from every Pliny the Younger purchase for this worthy cause. All PtY purchases will be cash only and only available at the bar. They will not be starting tabs for the purchase of Younger. They will be forming a line at 1:30pm, Tapping at 2pm. It is recommended that you arrive early. You also must have a Valid ID. There will be a limited number of tickets - once you receive one you can relax, you will get a pour of the beer. After initial tickets are passed out they will then have a few remaining "second chance" tickets which will be numbered. These "second chance" tickets do not secure you a pour, but allow you the chance to get one of the last few remaining pours until the keg kicks. On top of all that goodness, starting at 11am (when they open) Russian River Blind Pig and Pliny the Elder will be available on draft. After the Younger keg kicks we will also be tapping at least one of the Russian River barrel aged sours! None of the Russian River offerings will be available for happy hour pricing this day. They have run this event the same way every year with great success and we hope everyone has a great time! [1530 Blake St, Ste A, Denver, CO]

Coda Brewing Co - There's new beers on tap today: Foxfeather Red and also The Bad Plus Chocolate Java Stout (1 keg). Coming up this Friday, they'll tap Dragondeer Beer Tart Saison and also a 42/- Shilling from their AC Brew Club / Fermentologists Brew Day. [2101 N Ursula Ct, Aurora, CO]

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery - There's still plenty of last week's release "Grizzly Peak Session Porter" available today. Also, they will be tapping their Quickdraw Kolsch tomorrow, February 18th. Always something new being tapped. Stop in for a pint. [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

Our Mutual Friend Brewery - The "Keep the Glass" promotion is on hiatus for this week until their shipment of Glass #15's come in. So tonight, they'll be offering $1 off pours all night. Plus, they still have some bottles of Drop ity and Winter Warmer available. Hurry, they won't last long. [2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO]

Zephyr Brewing Co - How's this for a Fat Tuesday special - all beers are just $3 each at Zephyr Brewing all day and night today. Happy Fat Tuesday! [1421 26th St, Denver, CO]

Saint Patrick's Brewing Co - After a lengthy closure to move to their new location in Littleton, they are very close to opening once again. All that's left is an inspection from the Littleton Fire Department and a final walk through from the City and they'll be ready to open for business. More news on their Grand Re-Opening soon. [2842 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO]

River North Brewery - River North Brewery and Denver Bicycle Cafe are getting together this Thursday, February 19th at 7pm at Denver Bicycle Cafe for a special Beer & Cheese Pairing. Tickets are $20 per person for four 5oz beer pours and 4 cheese pairings. Tix available at imbibe-events.com or at Denver Bicycle Cafe in Denver. Denver Bicycle Cafe is at: [1308 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO]

Wynkoop Brewing Co - Stop in today for a special Fat Tuesday menu including Etoufee and house made Boudin Sausage Balls. Pair those with their fresh tapped Saison De Seigle. [1634 18th St, Denver, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria - Today is $2 Tuesday. Get $2 off pints, $2 slices of cheese pizza, $2 sliders, and $2 bumps. Plus ask to try their new "Something Light Cream Ale". Plus Trivia Night tonight from 9-11pm. [6730 S Cornerstar Way, Ste D, Aurora, CO]


Boulder County

Avery Brewing Co - The new location is now open! Featuring 30 Avery brews on tap, a 150-seat tap room and restaurant, and a craft dining menu with a southern flare! They will be open 3-11pm daily! Beginning March 2nd, they'll extend their hours to 11am-11pm daily. The growler-filling station will be up and running soon so you can take home any beer on the menu! Guided brewery tours are at 4pm & 5pm today through this Saturday 2/21. They designed the new brewery to be fully transparent, so self-guided tours are available all the time! [4910 Nautilus Ct, Boulder, CO]

300 Suns Brewing - For Mardi Gras today get $1 off pints all day! Also, this weekend - it's 300 Sun's 1st Anniversary and they are throwing an Anniversary Party this Saturday, February 21st from noon til close. They'll have 5 small batch beers pouring just for that day including: Beer Street Gin Lane Pale Ale (firkin) at noon, Strawberry Blond Star Anise Ale at 2pm, Rye Brown Ale at 4pm, Lemon Lavender Farmhouse Ale at 6pm, and a Scotch Scottish Ale at 8pm. Meanwhile, coming up this Thursday night is "Barley Har Har Comedy Night" from 7pm to 9pm. Love to laugh and drink craft-beer? This is for you! Free comedy night featuring the best in local amateur comics. Even brewery owner, Dan gets in on the act! [335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO]

Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery - Today mark's another great stout release for Stout Month. Come try their newly tapped "Nihilist Russian Imperial Stout" today at all 5 Mountain Sun locations. Brewed with a massive quantity of roasted malts, this beer is balanced with a hefty dose of Orange Blossom Honey. A generous portion of Chinook and Amarillo hops and a drier finish lend to a unique drinkability not often associated with imperial stouts. In this beer, you'll find complex notes of coffee, chocolate, orange, and cherry. Tread lightly - 10.3% ABV. [1535 Pearl St, Boulder, CO]

Großen Bart Brewery - Ladies will want to spend Fat Tuesday at Großen Bart Brewery because tonight and every Tuesday is Ladies Night from 4pm to close. Ladies get $1 off all pints. [1025 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO]

J Wells Brewery - Celebrate Fat Tuesday! Are you giving anything up for Lent? Don't let it be beer! Get $1 off all pints today. [2516 49th St, Ste 5, Boulder, CO]

Echo Brewing Co - Today at their Frederick location they have 11 beers on tap for Fat Tuesday. Plus, tonight is Trivia Tuesday at 7pm. Fill up on food from Chaulkboard Gourmet Express from 5-8pm [5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO]

Boulder Beer Co - Tonight, wear your Mardi Gras beads or costumes and come to the Pub and you'll get $3.00 pints of all their core brands all evening! Food specials on Gumbo and Shrimp Po' Boys. Plus there will be a limited edition barrel-aged cherry porter tapping at 4pm! A new barrel-aged tapping every 3rd Tuesday of every month. [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

12Degree Brewing - On Wednesday night, February 18th at 7:30pm, they will be doing a special FREE movie screening of "Where the Yellowstone Goes". One dollar of every beer sold during the screening will be donated to help save our rivers. Get there early to secure a seat. [820 Main St, Louisville, CO]

West End Tavern - Celebrate Fat Tuesday at West End Tavern. They've got shrimp po'boys, sazeracs and hurricanes. Plus, live music from The Reverend Moon Ensemble at 6pm. Plus, the Wing King Challenge. [926 Pearl St, Boulder, CO]

Odd13 Brewing - Tonight for Fat Tuesday they have two small batch beers tapping - a beignet stout and "Hurricane Michelle" which is their Doctor Cougar mixed with passion fruit, orange and lime. Bodacious Eats Food Truck will be serving up Cajun Cuisine tonight. Trivia at 7:00pm too. Then on Wednesday, come try their latest beer creation "Heart Machine", a red sour with cacao nibs and vanilla beans. They'll have it both on tap and in cans (limited supply) starting on Wednesday, February 18th. [301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO]

BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats - Their Bru TANG C.R.E.A.M. Ale is now back on tap. This is a smooth cream style ale weighing in at 5.1% ABV. Very sessionable. Available for a limited time only. [5290 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO]

Crystal Springs Brewing Co - It's Trivia Tuesday tonight at the taproom. They open at 3:00pm for all your after work thirst quenching needs. Tonight's trivia theme is Mardi Gras. [657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co - Mardi Gras time means one thing, the release of their Good Juju Ginger Pale Ale isn't far behind. Look for that to be released in March along with it's big brother "Great Juju Imperial Ginger Pale Ale". They will be available on draft and in 22oz bomber bottles. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

The Old Mine - Sure hops go naturally with beer, but in hard cider? Yup. Come try their latest creation - Citra Hopped Handlebar Hard Cider - Batch 2. They ran their popular Handlebar hard cider through a filter full of whole leaf Citra hops to give it a pleasant citrus kick and a hoppy aroma and taste. A hard cider for beer lovers! [500 Briggs St, Erie, CO]

Wild Woods Brewery - Stop in for their next beer release coming up this Thursday, February 19th. Get a taste of their Frozen Forest, a 10% ABV hop forward barleywine made with spruce tips and coriander. Plus, all night Happy Hour TONIGHT (and every Tuesday). [5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO]


Northern Colorado

Pateros Creek Brewing Co - Participate in the Wing Shack Bear Hot Challenge! Do you like wings? Do you like cheering people on? Do you like prizes? Do you like beer? Then head over to Pateros Creek Brewing this Saturday, February 21st between 1pm - 4pm. $15 to enter the challenge - includes a Pateros Creek beer of your choice. Prizes will be awarded to all Bear Hot Challenge winners. 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! Don’t like things hot? Just come to be a spectator! Point, laugh, take pictures…it will definitely be a lot of fun! [242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Zwei Brüder Brewing - Come celebrate Karneval - End of Winter Celebration - today February 17th starting at 3pm. They'll have new beer tappings and live bluegrass music by The Hicksters. Also, Cajun-style food will be available from Taps Food Truck. A portion of today's proceeds will be donated to Animal House Rescue & Grooming. Also, every Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm at Zwei Brüder Brewing they'll be doing a growler fill special. From 1pm to 2pm you get $3 off growler fills, from 2pm to 3pm you get $2 off growler fills, and from 3pm to 4pm you get $1 off growler fills. 14 beers on tap right now! Come celebrate Karneval - Zwei Brüder style! [4612 S. Mason St, Ste 120, Ft. Collins, CO]

High Hops Brewery - Did you catch their Firkin Festival last Saturday? If you missed it, they still have a few firkins left this week. Plus, on Wednesday, February 18th at 5pm they'll tap the results of their Homebrew class brew - DaPa Brown Ale, a nice roasty, malt forward brown ale with a slight nutty flavor provided by the malts used. Break out your hair pomade and skinny jeans and come get a pint "DaPa" Dan! Food trucks on site Thursday through Sunday and live music Friday and Saturday nights. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Berthoud Brewing Co - Here's what's happening at Berthoud Brewing this week: Today get your growlers filled. For each growler you fill get a free pint! Wednesday is Wing Day with wings from Origins Catering - plus Happy Hour all day long. Thursday's special is their HayBurner Dark Wheat - get $1 off all day. Then on Friday they'll tap a firkin of Aztec Chocolate Stout at 5pm. Live music Saturday with Eleanor Evans. [450 8th St, Ste B, Berthoud, CO]

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - New beers on tap today from Crystal Springs Brewing, Echo Brewing, and Wonderland Brewing. All beers in a pint glass are $1 off for Fat Tuesday. Also, coming up this Saturday (2/21) is live music from "Locally Grown" starting at 8pm (free event). [813 8th St, Greeley, CO]

Loveland Aleworks - Wear your favorite Loveland Aleworks gear today and get $1 off pints all night. If you buy an Aleworks tee today they'll treat you to a pint on the house. Must be 21+ to take advantage of that offer. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Need beads? Celebrate Fat Tuesday at Grimm Bros. They're offering Happy Hour prices all day today. Free beads and draw beads to win free pints all day. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Snowbank Brewing Co - Snowbank Brewing is hosting Fort Collins Community Night on Wednesday, February 25th from 6-8pm on behalf of Gociety. Join with and meet fellow outdoor enthusiasts, drink some craft beer and plan your next adventure. If you sign up online, your first beer is on Gociety, and Snowband will offer $1 off each pint after if you decide to hang out longer. Open tonight from 2pm to 8pm. [225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Ft. Collins, CO]


Catch up on Colorado Beer News from earlier this week:
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

View Colorado Brewery Maps - Find a brewery near you!
[ Boulder-Longmont Map ] [ Denver Area Map ] [ Northern Colorado Map ]
[ Southeast Colorado Map ] [ Northwest Brewery Map ] [ Southwest Colorado Map ]

Like us on Facebook - There's even more Colorado beer happenings and discussions on the Fermentedly Challenged Facebook Page. Find recaps, photos, special offers, and tips that you won't find on the blog.

Colorado Beer News is published on Fermentedly Challenged daily (Monday through Friday) with craft beer stories as they break from newsletters, emails and social media sites. This news is intended for audiences of legal drinking age (21+). If you'd like to subscribe to this daily by email, sign-up here. Please, always drink responsibly and use a designated driver.

This article came from FermentedlyChallenged.com - a Colorado beer blog. Don't miss another article. Subscribe to Fermentedly Challenged by RSS today.