Monday, March 2, 2015

Colorado Beer News 030215

Colorado Beer NewsWhat will March bring? To the brewery taps that is. Expect to see a lot of Irish-themed beers pouring this month in Colorado. It's also going to be one of the snowiest months of the year - so keep warm with a pint of your favorite winter warmer. Keep reading Fermentedly Challenged for upcoming St. Patrick's Day events and tappings. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Monday, March 2nd, 2015. If you aren't reading this article on, you don't know what you're missing.

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Metro Denver

Copper Kettle Brewing Co - March brings an Irish-themed Cask Month to the brewery. Every Wednesday, they'll tap a slightly different version of their Keltic Dry Irish Stout. March 4th: Irish Creme Liqueur Keltic Stout. March 11th: Catholic Irish Whiskey Keltic Stout. March 18th: Chocolate Irish Creme Liqueur Keltic Stout. And March 25th: Protestant Irish Whiskey Keltic Stout. And don't forget to celebrate St. Patty's Day early with CKBC on Saturday, March 14th from 12pm to 10pm. They'll tap their "Help Me Out Stout", a dry Irish Stout. Plus live music that day from Brian Hagen & The Inquiry at 6pm. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing - There's Trivia with Mile High Music Patrol happening tonight from 6-8pm at the brewery. Stop in earlier for Happy Hour starting at 5:00pm. B&B Smokehouse Meats will be on site also. [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks - Want to help can some beer with Odyssey Beerwerks? If you are interested, send them a PM on Facebook with your email and phone and they'll call you with further info on how you can participate. The canning will run this Wednesday, March 4th from 9:30am to 1:30pm. They'll provide snacks and fresh free beer and some good music while you can. Then mark your calendars for the Spring Equinox - March 21st for their "Earth is Still Hurtling Around the Sun and the Days are Getting Longer Party". Come celebrate the beginning of Spring with some special beer releases, food and music. [5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, CO]

Collaboration Fest Immersion Class - [PRESS RELEASE] In coordination with Collaboration Fest, Imbibe Events, the Colorado Brewers Guild and Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) will host a Collaboration Immersion Class on Thursday, March 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at MSU Denver’s Hospitality Learning Center, Demonstration Theater Room 208 (1190 Auraria Pkwy., Denver CO 80204). This class will take guests through a history of collaborations and provide a preview of the festival beers. In the past ten years, breweries from around the world have been collaborating more often. Brewers often see collaboration as a chance to hang out with buddies, let loose and create a beer outside of their typical style. There have been some collaborations that have grabbed headlines like when Avery Brewing and Russian River Brewing created Collaboration Not Litigation Ale. This is one of the most popular collaborations and truly shows how the craft beer community would rather work together and help the industry grow than meet in a courtroom. This aspect of community was one of the driving focuses behind Collaboration Fest. Collaboration Fest takes place March 21 at Sports Authority Field and will feature more than 70 unique beer collaborations. The Immersion Class will give a limited number of attendees a chance to preview some of these beers in a classroom setting and ask the brewers themselves questions about their creations. The Collaboration Fest Immersion Class panel will feature Nick Nunns from TRVE Brewing Co., Jesse Brookstein from Call to Arms Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing and several others. The class will be led by Scott Kerkmans. Kerkmans was a professional brewer with Alaskan Brewing Company and helped start Draft Magazine. He was in the group of the first five Certified Cicerones in the world and is a annual judge at the Great American Beer Festival. Kerkmans now provides professional and individual training through his companies, Beer Conscious Training and Homebrew IQ. Tickets for the Collaboration Fest Immersion Class are $35 and are on sale now at (Photo courtesy Imbibe Events)

Wonderland Brewing Co - Here's what's happening this week at Wonderland Brewing. Come try their newly tapped Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. Today - Trivia with Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes at 7:30pm. Tuesday: Singles Ping Pong tourney at 6:30pm and $1 off Beer of the Week (Porter). Wednesday: Ladies get $2 off pints. Food trucks every night this week! Live music on Saturday at 7pm. [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery - Drink beer and help out a good cause this Tuesday (3/3). $1 of every beer sold on Tuesday this week goes to help Denver School of Nursing students traveling to India later this month for international medical relief program. Tip: try their Wolfpack Black Saison (7.0% ABV). [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

Kokopelli Beer Co - Introducing their "Kids Eat Free" Mondays! Get one free meal off their kids menu or $5 off of a personal sized pizza with every adult purchase. Feed your kids and enjoy Mondays at Kokopelli Beer Co. [8931 Harlan St, Westminster, CO]

Nighthawk Brewery - First the bad news: their Imperial IPA is sold out for the next week. The second batch is nearly completed. The good news: they've got plenty of this on tap - Amber, Milk Stout, Agave Wheat, Session Porter, Ciderweizen, Herb Saison w/Lactobacillus, and a Pumpkin Peach Baltic Porter. [2780 Industrial Ln, Broomfield, CO]

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - Monday's Bomber Bottle special - buy any bomber of beer and get a free bottle of Crow Hop Brewery's Rado's Red Ale. (No take out - must consume on premises - so bring a friend or two). They also put 4 new beers on tap yesterday including: Dad & Dude's Dank IPA, Horse & Dragon's Naughty 'Nana Belgian Dubbel, FCB's Black Sheep Black IPA, and a special offering from Westminster Brewing Company. They've got 60 Colorado craft beers on tap including several nitro taps - one features Oskar Blues' Ten Fidy Imperial Stout. [813 8th St, Greeley, CO]


Boulder County

Very Nice Brewing Co - March brings the annual Frozen Dead Guys Days to Nederland - March 13-15, 2015. And you'll be able to use the Very Nice Brewing Company as your party destination during that event. They'll have live music Fri. March 13th from 7-9pm, a special beer tapping on March 14th of "Nicely Twisted", a collaboration brew with Twisted Pine that's a cherry midnight wheat saison. Also that day, the Colorado Craft Beer Radio show will be doing a live remote from 12-2pm on AM 760. Plus, a book signing with author Dan Rabin for his book "Colorado Breweries". And then live music on Sunday, March 15th from 5-7pm. Don't forget Euchre nights every other Wednesday (March 4th & 18th) from 6-8pm. [20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO]

Gro├čen Bart Brewery - Join in this Thursday, March 5th at 3pm for another Firkin Full Moon tapping. This month, they'll tap a Toasted Coconut Soul Patch Porter. Don't miss this one. [125 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO]

Fate Brewing Co - Today the brewery announced the return of their brew: Nona Belgian Blonde. They also have a bit of their Chocolate Cherry stout left. Their Pale Ale is now kicked (sorry). But coming soon is a Pumpkin Peach Ale. [1600 38th St, Boulder, CO]

Avery Brewing Co - No more abbreviated business hours! Starting now, their tap room and restaurant will be open every day from 11am to 11pm. It just took a couple weeks to get everything dialed in just right. Now it's all ready for 12 hour days! Also, don't forget to buy tickets to the 13th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest at Avery Brewing set for Saturday April 4th at 12pm. On sale online now. [4910 Nautilus Ct, Boulder, CO]

Twisted Pine Brewing Co - Twisted Pine is already gearing up for this year's Colorado Craft Beer Week set for March 21-29, 2015. Here's their schedule for that week. March 21: pouring at Collaboration Festival. Brewery tours at 2,3,4pm. March 22: Get $1 off 5-Flight or $2 off 10-Flight. March 23: Trivia Night 7-9pm. March 24: All day Happy Hour plus Open Mic Night 6-8pm. March 25: Free pint glass with purchase of any beer! March 26: 10% off all Twisted Pine apparel. March 27: All day Happy Hour Pitchers, plus Comedy Night 7-9pm. And March 28: Brewery tours 2,3 4pm. [3201 Walnut St, Ste A, Boulder, CO]


Northern Colorado

Jessup Farm Barrel House - News from the Coloradoan last month reveals that a new brewery will soon be coming to Fort Collins in the Jessup Farm Artisan Village in the Bucking Horse neighborhood near Timberline and Drake. This brewery will be housed in a 130 year old barn. Renovations will begin soon and the play is to open sometime by May 2015 if all goes according to plan. This project is being led by Gino Campana and family along with two partners from Funkwerks - Brad Lincoln and Gordon Schuck. This project will NOT be an official Funkwerks spin-off however. This brewery will focus on beers that are both blended and barrel aged (similar to Casey Blending & Brewing). [Timberline & Drake - Ft. Collins, CO]

Self Storage & Brewery - Here's a business combo that few have heard of before. Stan Scott plans to open a large 100,000 square foot self storage business that comes with a 5,500 square foot brewery & taproom. The project will be located on a 6.5 acre property very close to New Belgium, Fort Collins Brewery, Snowbank Brewing and Odell Brewing at Lemay Avenue and Buckingham Street. They plan to use a 20 barrel brewing system. Plans to begin building this starting in the Fall and may be open by the end of the year. Not sure if the brewery will end up with a different name or not because the official business name is Fort Collins Self Storage.

City Star Brewing - Don't forget - Mondays are Free Beer Mondays! Fill up your 64oz growler and get a free beer or a beer nickel good for a free beer later. Cushion the blow of Mondays with beer. Also - save the date for Saturday, July 11th for the 2015 Hops and Harley event in Fickle Park in Berthoud, CO - drink beer and help support the National Mill Dog Rescue. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Berthoud Brewing Co - Stop in Tuesday, fill your growler and get a free pint. On Wednesday they'll be offering Wings from Origins Catering and $1 off Happy Hour all day. Their Farmer Aid Session will be back on tap. On Thursday, their Back 40 Stout will be back on tap - a chocolaty oatmeal stout. On Friday, they'll tap a firkin of Pepper Peach Ale at 5pm. Saturday come try their RailBender Scottish Ale on nitro tap. [450 8th St, Ste B, Berthoud, CO]

Grim Brothers Brewhouse - Come play NoCo Geeks Who Drink Trivia at Grimm Bros tonight at 7:0pm. It's free, fun and you'll get a chance to win prizes through the night. Also, plan to come back on Sunday afternoon for their Dungeons & Drafts Board Game Takeover event at 2pm. Drink specials for all gamers that day. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

1933 Brewing Co - The brewery is turning 1 year old this month and to celebrate they are holding specials all month long. This week, March 3-8, they are offering Happy Hour daily from 4-6pm with $1 off pints. Next week, March 10-15, get 10% off all merchandise. On Wednesday March 11th they will host a beer release party with live music and a food truck. Then from March 17-22 get special free treats and goodies (including ice cream beer floats). And the last week of March 24-27 - get 3 pints and a snack for $19.33. Wrapping it all up is their Birthday Blowout Party on Saturday, March 28th - stay tuned for more details. [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]


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