Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Colorado Beer News 030315

Colorado Beer NewsColorado celebrates 303 Day today! The area code and calendar date line up once a year. It's a day to celebrate everything great you love about Colorado - including all that great craft beer. The snow may be falling, but don't let that stop you (just be careful out there). Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Tuesday, March 3rd, 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

Rock Bottom Brewery - Denver - Tomorrow, Wednesday March 4th at 5:30pm to 6pm at the downtown Denver Rock Bottom location, they will be hosting a Fire Chief Ale tasting and food pairing. You can sample their Fire Chief Ale and pair it with 4 of their menu samples. This event is to also help raise awareness for the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation. A portion of the proceeds of this event will benefit the burn foundation. Then coming up in a week on Wednesday, March 11th at 6pm, they will tap "Mad Cow Milk Stout" on nitro tap. Get a complimentary glass until 6:30pm. And finally on Wednesday, March 18th at 6pm, they will tap their Falcon Pale Ale and add it permanently on tap. Again, get a free glass of it until 6:30pm. [1001 16th St, Unit A-100, Denver, CO]

New Kids on the Block - Plan to attend a beer event featuring 20 Colorado breweries that are under two years old. New Kids on the Block will happen on Thursday, March 26th from 7:30pm to 10:30pm (VIP entry at 6pm) at The LOBBY in Denver, CO. This events features 80's Jams, great food, and plenty of craft beer. Dress up in your finest 80's clothes and enter the costume contest. It's an all you can drink adventure. Tickets range from $25 to $45. Tickets available now at www.imbibe-events.com. The LOBBY is located at: [2191 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO]

4 Noses Brewing Co - 4 Noses is celebrating #303Day today with $3 pints of their Pump-action Ale on special. Also, they have 6-packs of their Make My Day Sessions IPA available to-go. Food available from Knock on Wood BBQ tonight on site as well. [8855 W 116 Cir, Broomfield, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria - It's $2 Tuesday! Get $2 off select draft beers, $2 slices of cheese pizza, $2 bumps and $2 sliders. It's also Trivia Night tonight from 9-11pm. Plus, now you can get any of their Bomber Series beers for $12 on: Dos Generations Imperial Agave Blonde (10 ABV), Bourbon Barrel aged Lionheart Barleywine (13 ABV), Zinful beer/wine hybrid (9 ABV) and Lionheart Barleywine (12 ABV). Also, 4-packs of Dank, Ryeot and Leaves are also available. [6730 S Cornerstar Way, Ste D, Aurora, CO]

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery - Stop in for a new beer release today - a Cascadian Dark Ale. Also today, Jagged Mountain is donating $1 for every beer sold to Denver School of Nursing. Grab some food from Pile High Burgers parked outside - ask for their 303 Burger. [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

Kokopelli Beer Co - Never played trivia at a brewery before? Here's an incentive... If you play Trivia tonight at Kokopelli and win - 1st place team gets two tickets to the Winter Craft Beer Festival in Boulder this Saturday. Trivia starts at 6:45pm and the beers are flowing all day. [8931 Harlan St, Westminster, CO]

Golden City Brewery - Come out this Saturday, March 7th for their Grand Re-Opening party. They'll be offering $2 pints and $4 growler fills (to-go). They've got a lot of new improvements. Plus, there will be food from Wheels on Fire food truck. Please clean your growlers before you bring them in. That will help to keep the waiting line down. Tip: Have you tried GCB's own hard cider yet? Once you're done drinking beer, ask to try their new Nitro Coffee - yup - coffee on a nitro tap. [920 12th St, Golden, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project - Today at 6:00pm for Tap-It Tuesday - Crooked Stave will be hosting a very special tapping of Sentience, a wild quadrupel. Stop on by to get a glass. [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

Saint Patrick's Brewing Co - It took a bit longer than expected to pass their final inspections, but now they have and set the date for Thursday, March 5th for their soft opening at their new location in Littleton. They plan to have 17 beers on tap for their opening including: - Oktoberfest, Dubbel, Berry Chili, Limoncello, Russian Imperial Stout, Pumpkin Vanilla Chai, French Barleywine, Espresso Blonde, Imperial Helles, Belgian Quad Wit, Dry Hop Saison, Hawaiian Farmhouse, Coroni, Helledel Helles, Czech Pils, Luminosity Oak Reserve, and Midnight Mocha. You'll love their new cozy atmosphere. Grand Opening is then set for March 17th (St. Patrick's Day!) [2842 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO]

Blue Spruce Brewing - Trivia Tuesday is tonight. Stop in with your friends, have a beer or two and compete. Round one starts at 6pm. This trivia will have the addition of multimedia with movie clips, sound clips and more. [4151 E County Line Rd, Centennial, CO]

Living The Dream Brewing Co - Join in today at 6pm this Wednesday, March 4th for a Silent Ski Auction and a chance to win a brew day with the Living The Dream Crew. They're teaming up with the National Sports Center For The Disabled (NSCD) to help them reach more athletes with disabilities. There will be a silent auction and they will donate 20% of all beer purchased to the NSCD. Drink for a good cause. [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

The Brew on Broadway - Now The BoB is open til 10pm this Tuesday. It's Growler Night and you can get a fill on regular house beers for $10 with the purchase of a pint. It's also Americana Open Mic night from 7pm til 10pm. Bring your talent. [3445 S Broadway, Englewood, CO]


Boulder County

300 Suns Brewing - This coming week will be busy at 300 Suns Brewing. This Thursday there will be live music from Denny Driscoll from 5-7pm. Then on Tuesday, March 10th sign up for their Craft Beer & Cheese tasting party. And then on Thursday, March 12th it's Comedy Open Mic Night. Bring your good humor and your best jokes. [335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO]

J Wells Brewery - Don't forget you can get $2 off pints while its snowing today! [2516 49th St, Ste 5, Boulder, CO]


Northern Colorado

Fort Collins Brewery - Spring is coming and so are the Spring season beers. One such beer is available now through May - FCB's Maibock. Described as a smooth malty flavored beer made from Munich malts that finishes with a warming sweetness. It has toffee notes and an understated hop bitterness. It's been aging since the Fall and sells from February through May. Stats: 6.4% ABV, 34 IBU, 22 SRM. Also, coming up on Thursday, March 26th in the FCB Community Room is a Goat Cheese Making Class & Dinner. The cost is $35 per person for the class or $50 per person for the class & dinner. It starts at 6pm March 26th. RSVP to FCB by calling (970) 472-1499 or email rsvp@fortcollinsbrewery.com. Limited to 30 registrants. Newborn baby goats will also be on hand! PLUS - don't forget their firkin tapping this Friday, March 6th - an English Toffee Peanut Butter Brown Ale. [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

High Hops Brewery - There's a special firkin tapping tomorrow, Wednesday March 4th at 5pm. Come try some "WHA?! (Weakland Holiday Ale)". This was the ale brewed by Dr. Pat and the homebrew class. It have notes of clove and cinnamon. It's a beer that pairs well with the cold weather. Plus, you'll be doing a lot of toe tapping this week with live music Thursday (Franklin Taggart's Music Showcase), Friday (Jeff Brinkman) and Saturday (The Feral West). Grab a brew or two and relax with some live tunes. Food trucks available Thursday through Sunday. Take advantage of their t-shirt special - buy a t-shirt and get a free flagship pint of beer. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Patrick's Irish Pub - It's a good week for their Around the World in 80 Flavs‬ Passport holders. The take-home tour mugs arrived and one is yours to claim once you have at least 20 stamps in your 2015 passport. They are about to enter Belgium so cellar-brate with the biggest beer from their cellar, literally! Join in this Saturday, March 7th at 7pm and help them drink their big 6L bottle of Brasserie St-Feuillien S.A.'s Tripel - they're giving 1 FREE glass of it to all passport holders while supplies last. Belgian's to be tapped next week: Oud Beersel Framboise, Brasserie Dubuisson Cuvée des Trolls, and KerstSmiske. [907 8th Ave, Greeley, CO]

The Mayor of Old Town - There's a new collaboration beer being poured at The Mayor next Monday night, March 9th at 4pm - two beers meant to be poured together like a Black and Tan - only this time it's a stout poured over a brown. Come for a "Top Bunk Bottom Bunk" from Verboten Brewing and New Belgium Brewing. New Belgium made a peppermint stout and will be poured over Verboten's milk chocolate English brown. This is a taste you won't want to miss. [632 Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - Snow Day Special today - get $2 off all pints from 2pm - 5pm and get $1 off from 5pm to 7pm. Also, Brix Box members are asked to stop in and get your apparel ordered and ask about your daily specials. They will be selecting 10 Brix Box members for a special VIP Tour with Odell Brewing. Be on the lookout for your name. Open today 2pm to 12am. [813 8th St, Greeley, CO]

The Barrel - There's a new craft beer centric outdoor beer garden coming to Estes Park! [PRESS RELEASE] Soon residents and tourists visiting Estes Park, Colorado will be able to revel in the beautiful mountain views while enjoying some of the best craft beer in the State and around the Country as well as a few international selections. The vacant lot at 119 East Elkhorn Avenue will become the home of the first outdoor beer garden in downtown Estes Park in the interim of the Rocky Mountain Performing Arts Center development. Opening Spring 2015, The Barrel, an outdoor beer garden, with sixty rotating taps will focus on craft beer, mead, cider, high‐end distilled spirits and wines. The Barrel will offer guests a friendly, social atmosphere where they can catch up with old friends and meet new ones while loving some of the best Colorado has to offer. “After a solid year of planning, we are very excited to be opening The Barrel in Estes Park,” says Lou Bush, co‐Owner. “We are thrilled in being able to offer the residents and tourists an outdoor space where they can enjoy a craft beer, fill their stomachs and enjoy the Rocky Mountains.” - “We are committed to breathing new life into the vacant lot, supporting the Rocky Mountain Performing Arts Center and also see value in investing in downtown Estes Park. We look forward to sharing many experiences with our guests, meeting people from all over and becoming a favorite destination for all,” says Ingrid Bush, co‐Owner. For more information on The Barrel and/or upcoming events, please email Ingrid Bush at ingrid@thebarrel.beer [119 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO]

Zwei Brüder Brewing - Fans of hoppy red ales will want to try their newly tapped beer "RöTpfen-esk". Ask for it by name, that is if you know how to pronounce it. Also, get ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day - not once, but twice! They will host TWO St. Patty's parties, one on Friday March 13th starting at 6pm and the other on Saturday, March 14th starting at 4pm. There will be drums, bagpipes, German polka - plus they will tap their latest batch of Vienna Lager and also a Zwei Patrick's Day Stout. [4612 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing Co - Start celebrating St. Patrick's day 10 days early this Saturday, March 7th from 7-10pm. They'll have the Stubby Shillelaghs folk the house with live music and will also be tapping an Irish Red Ale just for the occasion. [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Ste 9, Loveland, CO]

Verboten Brewing - Good news Russian Imperial Stout fans! There's still some of their "Never Lose RIS" left on tap in their only keg of it. Plus, they still have a few bottles left for sale in the taproom. The Verboten Sisterhood meets there tonight at 6:30pm and ladies get $1 off pints tonight. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery - Clean out your growlers and bring 'em into Broken Plow today. You'll get $2 off growler fills all day long. Also, when you're there, ask about their 2015 Plowshares Club membership. Spot open now. [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]


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