Saturday, January 31, 2015

March 2015 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar

2015 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

March 2015 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

March is one of the coldest and snowiest months in Colorado. Beer festivals remain indoors and thoughts turn towards Spring and Spring Break. There will be several special Saint Patrick's Day events, beer dinners for two, special tasting events and even music and beer celebrations. These calendar listings are updated regularly or whenever new events are made public. Event organizers wishing to have their Colorado beer-related event added to these calendar listings please use the Contact Form and let us know all the details. In most cases, the event will be listed within a few days.

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Winter Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Coors Event Center - 950 Regent Dr.
Boulder, CO
Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm, VIP 1pm entry.
Cost: GA: $40 advance or $45 at door, VIP $75, DD Free entry.
They started the WCBF with the goal of creating an event that would become a staple in the Boulder community for years to come that would benefit 30 to 50 local businesses all at once. The organizers are Boulder natives that love the creativity and collaboration of the craft beer industry and love that so much is happening right here in their backyard. They saw the need to celebrate these things at a great venue in the middle of winter when we all are looking for something fun to do. Tickets and more info at the official website: www.wintercraftbeerfestival.com.

2015 Frozen Dead Guy Days
Friday - Sunday, March 13-15, 2015
Nederland, CO
Time: All day - 3 Days.
Cost: Per item/event.
Celebrating its 14th year in 2015, Nederland, Colorado’s Frozen Dead Guy Days is known as one of the most unique and quirky festivals in the country and continues to be a world-renowned spectacle. The home-grown frosty fest pays homage to Bredo Morstol who is frozen in a state of suspended animation and housed in a Tuff Shed on dry ice high above Nederland. Thousands of adventurous, life enthusiasts come annually to participate in and view the events along with local, national and international media and entertainment. Get some tasty craft beers in the Re-Animate or Brain Freezer tents. Colorado’s “most frigidly fun festival” features outrageous events like the Blue Ball, coffin races, costumed polar plunge, ice turkey bowling, frozen T-shirt and brain freeze contests, snowy beach volleyball, a parade of hearses and the frozen salmon toss. It all takes place amid an incredible free music festival featuring Colorado’s most talented acts in an “eccentric cross between morbid and hilarious that permeates the weekend’s atmosphere.” - Visit: frozendeadguydays.org.

4th Annual Fort Collins Beer Pairing
Friday, March 13, 2015
CSU Lory Student Center Ballroom 350
Fort Collins, CO
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm.
Cost: $40 Alumni Assoc members, $50 non-members.
Enjoy unlimited samples from 15 Colorado breweries paired with gourmet small plates. Brought to you by the Colorado State University Alumni Association and the Fort Collins Ram Network. Event sponsors: Anheuser-Busch, Black Bottle Brewery, Bristol Brewing Company, Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, The Fort Collins Brewery, Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, High Hops Brewery, Horse & Dragon Brewing Company, Left Hand Brewing Company, Loveland Aleworks, New Belgium Brewing, Odell Brewing Co., Pateros Creek Brewing Co., Summit Hard Cider, Verboten Brewing. More info at: CSU Alumni Website.

Western Slope On Tap
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Mesa County Fairgrounds - 2785 Hwy 50
Grand Junction, CO
Time: 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Cost: $30 advance, $40 at door. DD $10.
The Western Slope On Tap Craft Beer Festival takes place Saturday, March 14th at the Mesa County Fairgrounds! This three plus-hour premium event will showcase over 100 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries. Attendees will sample beers in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food available for purchase, and great vendors. What better way to spend a Saturday than with great friends, amazing beer, delicious food and live music! They recommend arriving 30 minutes prior to the event as ID checks must be performed. In order to be admitted to the event you must have your printed paper ticket in hand or a digital ticket on your mobile device. Designated Driver tickets will be available at the door for only $10. Website: americaontap.com/western-slope-on-tap/

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations
Week of March 17, 2015
Statewide - Many Venues
Colorado and Nation-wide.
Time: All Day - some all week.
Cost: Per beer or per event.
It's one of America's biggest drinking holidays of the year! St. Patrick's Day may be only 1 day a year, but many Colorado breweries and beer bars celebrate the occasion all week long! Stop by your favorite local watering hole and ask for their St. Patrick's Day beer special. While you may want to avoid the green beer and stick to the good stuff - no matter where you celebrate - this is truly a beer holiday to commemorate. Look to the daily Colorado Beer News postings for word on upcoming events at local Colorado breweries.

2015 Mazer Cup Mixer
Friday, March 20, 2015
Omni Interlocken Hotel - 500 Interlocken Blvd.
Broomfield, CO
Time: 8:00-10:00pm General, 7pm-10 VIP.
Cost: $60 General, $100 VIP.
Sample some of the finest Mead from around the world. Savor canapés that highlight the layers of flavor in the meads you sample. Get to know people who make of the best Mead in the world.
Don’t delay! Purchase your tickets and support the Community Food Share. Entry includes entry with a complementary Mead Mixer tasting glass, many different meads that are not widely available in the USA, chance to talk with new and established meaderies, Gourmet canapés crafted to enhance your tasting experience, and a detailed program guide (Mead Passport) with meadery and sponsor listings. If you haven't experienced the world of mead then you need to check this out! Website: www.mazercup.com/mcimc_meadmixer_nfo.html

Collaboration Fest
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Denver, CO
Time: 3:00pm-7:00pm.
Cost: $50 General, $75 Fanatic.
Collaboration Fest was crafted by a group of like minded folks looking to create the ultimate showcase event to kick off Colorado Craft Beer Week. The goals for this event were lofty. The organizers dreamed of an event that not only showcased the rarest of beers, but most importantly, an event that captures the true nature of the craft beer industry. Luckily, the mentality of collaborating has forever been a part of the scene. So they built an event around it! Each beer featured at Collaboration Festival is created by at least one Colorado Brewers Guild member, with other participating breweries coming from near and far. The other breweries are from both in and out of state and some collaborations involve more than five breweries! The out-of-state brewery involvement is an exciting element for Colorado Craft Beer Week. Tickets and info at: www.collaborationfest.com.

New Kids on the Block Beer Festival 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The Lobby - 2191 Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO
Time: VIP 6pm, GA 7:30pm - 10:30pm.
Cost: GA $25, VIP $45.
New Kids on the Block is a beer-centric event celebrating Colorado breweries under 2 years old. Come in your finest '80s duds to this all-you-can-drink event! The event will include unlimited beer tastings, '80s jams, and a costume contest. As a part of Colorado Craft Beer Week, New Kids on the Block is brought to you by Imbibe, The LOBBY and PorchDrinking.com. It's time to get radical at this annual event! For our VIP ticket buyers, we have a 3 course seated beer dinner! VIP starts at 6:00pm, before the main event. A VIP ticket comes with dinner and the beer fest. Tickets and info at: www.imbibe-events.com.

KSPN's Blitzenbanger Winter Brew-Au
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Aspen Highlands, CO - base of ski mountain.
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm.
Cost: $25 Advanced, $30 at the door.
The tradition is back! Let’s ski, have fun & win prizes with Blitzenbanger 2015! Join us for one of the oldest community-wide celebrations Aspen – Blitzenbanger – KSPN-FM’s Birthday Bash! Once again, KSPN will celebrate their birthday with the Blitzenbanger Winter Brew-AU – a Beer Fest & Luau Party!! The event will be held in Aspen Highlands again this year. This year Blitzenbanger will once again be even bigger with a beer fest & winter luau décor plus a kids area! This festival will bring locals and visitors alike to the base of Aspen Highlands for an on-mountain scavenger hunt starting at 9 a.m. (must have lift ticket or pass to participate), unlimited beer tastings from 15+ local & regional breweries, live music and fun! Come out & ski or ride in the morning and participate in the on-mountain scavenger hunt starting at 9 a.m. Find numbers hidden on the mountain & bring them to the KSPN-FM tent to redeem your prize. All lift tickets are sold separately by Aspen Ski Company. Lift tickets are not included in any Blitzenbanger pricing. Blitzenbanger tickets are solely for the beer tastings from 12 – 5 p.m. at the base of the mountain. Website: www.blitzenbanger.com.

2015 Hops & Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Roosevelt Park - 700 Longs Peak
Longmont, CO
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm.
Cost: $30 Best Fest & Rail Jam, $10 Rail Jam only.
Craft beer + Rail jam: It’s a match made in Colorado heaven! Back for its third year, Left Hand Brewing is excited to announce the return of Hops & Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam, on March 28th in Longmont, Colorado. The hybrid winter event will feature 50 of the finest craft breweries alongside a 4-story hi ski ramp and keg wall. Hops & Handrails will bring the best Colorado has to offer in a family friendly winter wonderland loaded with snowboards and craft beer! Schedule: Doors open 11:30am | Beer Fest: 12-4:45pm | Rail Jam: 1:45-5pm | Award Ceremony: 5:00pm. (All times subject to change). More info at: lefthandbrewing.com/events/hops-handrails-2015/.

3rd Annual Western Colorado Craft Beer Celebration
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Edgewater Brewery - 905 Struthers Ave.
Grand Junction, CO
Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm.
Cost: TBA.
Join in for a beautiful spring day of great Western Slope craft beer and music! THey are still working on all the details but this is an awesome beer festival you don’t want to miss. More details at: www.kannahcreekbrewingco.com/event/3rd-annual-western-co-craft-beer-celebration/

Denver Rye Fest
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Black Sky Brewery - 490 Santa Fe Dr.
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm.
Cost: $35 per person.
Who's ready to Rye? A festival focused on rye beers featuring breweries from around the Denver area. Participating breweries include: Black Sky Brewery, Baere Brewing Co, The Brew on Broadway (The BoB), Chain Reaction Brewing, Fermaentra, Brewery Rickoli, Renegade Brewing Co, Strange Craft Beer Co, and Wit's End. Tickets are available at any of the participating brewery taprooms. Portions of the proceeds will help benefit Max Fund No Kill Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. Admission included unlimited tasters, and a rye fest pint glass. Adding a collaboration element to this fest was an important feature since it will be held during Colorado Craft Beer week. The collaboration beer will be a rye pale ale that used the additions of pale rye, flaked rye and crystal rye malts and a generous 30 minute continuous hopping using a special blend of various earthy and spicy hops that truly make this brew a 1 of a kind that will never be brewed again.

Sour and Wild Fest
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Hops & Pie - 3920 Tennyson St.
Denver, CO
Time: 11:00am to close.
Cost: Per beer, pay as you go.
Hops & Pie has gathered some of the regions best sour and wild beers and will be tapping them all day long for a special tribute to these popular beer styles. Tappings start at 11am. Flights and single pours will be available of all beers. No tickets necessary. Choose from sour & wild ales from: Cantillon, Cascade, Crooked Stave, Epic Brewing, New Holland, Siren/Prairie, Brasserie Du Blaugies, Almanac, Evil Twin, Sante Fe Brewing, Lost Abbey, Russian River, Mikkeller and Firestone Walker. Bring a friend. Come hungry too and try slices of their famous pizza pie. It's the best little fest around. Click the poster to see the pour list.


Other March 2015 Events Expected - Details and more events coming soon.

- Colorado Craft Beer Week - March 21-29, 2015 - Many events at many breweries statewide.


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Friday, January 30, 2015

Colorado Beer News 013015

Colorado Beer NewsFriday's here at last! There's plenty of Colorado craft beer waiting for you to start your weekend and Fermentedly Challenged wants to help you guide yourself to the best beer available. It's the last work week day of the month for many and it's time to unwind and enjoy the weekend. Where will your beer journey take you? Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Friday, January 30th, 2015. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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

Metro Denver

Bull & Bush Brewery - Time for the final installment of tappings in their German Gravity Beers series. Today's 20 liter gravity keg is a Lowenbrau Buttenkeim Kellerbier. It tapped today at 11am and will run kill it's kicked. Come get a taste of the old world. [4700 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO]

38 State Brewing Co - Tonight 38 State Brewing hase live music and BBQ! Alex Williams will be playing at 7pm and B&B Smokehouse will be cooking up some awesome food. And of course, plenty of fresh craft beer to choose from. Also - attention soccer fans - Come in early on Saturdays, watch some EPL, have a pint or three and start your day off right! 8AM is Manchester United vs Leicester, and 10:30am is Chelsea vs Manchester City. [8071 S Broadway, Ste A, Littleton, CO]

Black Sky Brewery - Stout month is upon us and we have some awesome treats in store for you! Stout Month Tap List: Chocolate Mint Stout, Pistachio Stout, Chocolate Blackberry Stout, Oatmeal Stout, and Chocolate Cherry Hazelnut Porter. They will be tapping them throughout the month so stop by and check 'em out. [490 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO]

Ratio Beerworks - [PRESS RELEASE] Ratio Beerworks, located at 2920 Larimer St. in Denver, will be hosting its grand opening party on Saturday, February 14th. The new brewery, which includes a 1,500 square foot taproom and 4,000 square foot production facility, will open its doors at 12pm in the RiNo™ Arts District of the historic Five Points neighborhood. Ratio Beerworks plans to offer a lineup of five (5) meticulously crafted flagship beers, including an Extra Pale Ale, Dark Scotch Ale and its French-American Saison among others. Normal bar service and an onsite food truck will be available until midnight. Consistency and creativity are primary goals as Ratio plans to open amongst many of its peers in the area. The eclectic taproom will occupy over 80 craft beer enthusiasts with an additional standing area on the side patio, which will be developed to approximately 4,000 square feet of outdoor space in the spring. Ratio Beerworks normal operating hours will be Tuesday through Thursday from 3pm to 11pm, Friday and Saturdays from 12pm to 12am and Sundays from 12pm to 10pm. The brewery will be closed on Mondays. More information and general grand opening happenings will be posted to the breweries Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds as the celebration gets closer.

Cannonball Creek Brewing Co - They've got a full tap wall today with 9 different beers including: Crenshaw Imperial Red, Mindbender IPA, Solid Gold Belgian Golden, Victorville Red, Salvius Belgian IPA, Featherweight Pale, Brickyard Porter, Pere Noel (Belgian Strong Dark Ale), and Aslan Imperial Stout. Come and get them! They are open today 12pm to 11pm. [393 N Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

Hops & Pie - Just in time for your weekend - new beer tappings! Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Vanilla Porter from Dry Dock, Hoperation Overload from Destihl, La Parcela from Jolly Pumpkin, ScareCity from Lagunitas, Symposium from Green Flash, Japanese Green Tea from Stone and Imperial Stout from Dry Dock on the Hand Pull. Pair one with a slice of pizza pie! [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Barrels & Bottles Brewery - They have a special keg on tap today! A beer dry hopped with Blue Juniper Berries and Glacier hops, barrel-aged in State-38 Distilling Agave Based Gin Barrel, their "Gin Juniperus Imperial IPA" is one not to miss! Have it alongside their Tomato Basil soup. [600 12th St, Golden, CO]

Rockyard Brewing - Don't miss this weeks deviation from the one and only Jellyman. "Touch This, Midas" is a golden ale with Riesling, honey and white peppers. Jellyman says this one tastes cornucopia of citrus and spice. The keg taps at 4pm and pours until it's gone. [880 Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO]

Wonderland Brewing Co - Been waiting for that English IPA to tap? Wait no more! Muggle Trubble English IPA will be on tap this evening. Don't miss out on a fun night of live music with Dave Connelly, Musician, Acoustic Performer, Looping Artist and food from Fig's Catering, LLC! Coming soon - an Imperial Stout! [5450 W 120th, Broomfield, CO]

Station 26 Brewing Co - Happy Friday! They're tapping a brand new beer today. Juicy Banger IPA is loaded with Amarillo, Citra, and Mosaic hops. Come try a pint and let them know what you think! Big Kiwi Eats is there tonight with new menu items from 4 to 9pm. [7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO]

Mockery Brewing - Just tapped today! Come try their new Double IPA (8.5% ABV 94 IBU). If hops were an aphrodisiac, this beer would require a prescription! Loaded with 4 different hop varieties, dry English ale yeast, Bohemian dark pilsner malt, dried orange and lemon peel. [3501 Delgany St, Denver, CO]

Yak & Yeti Brewpub - Don't forget that Yoga at the YAK is again this Sunday at 10:30AM. $15 gets you one hour of yoga with Nikki at Still Motion Yoga & Massage and your first beer is free afterwards. BYOM.(mat) [7803 Ralston Rd, Arvada, CO]

Fiction Beer Co - Some of you have really been missing their Green Tea Milk Chocolate Stout ... so they are extra excited to announce that "Feely Effects" is back on tap! Start your Friday night out with some Fiction. [101 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO]

4 Noses Brewing Co - Tart Cherry Blonde is now on tap for a limited time. Also, come grab some Ritual Rivers Coffee Porter in cans before the Superbowl. The Comfortable Food Truck is in tonight. Follow your nose! [8855 W 116 Cir, Broomfield, CO]

Diebolt Brewing Co - While the Broncos didn't get to the Superbowl, that won't stop Diebolt Brewing from throwing a Super Bowl party anyway. Check out these Sunday specials: Predict the combined score for both teams correctly, win a Diebolt Brewing t-shirt and beanie. Half-time raffle for a bottle of The Commodore our Russian Imperial Stout (look for bottles of The Commodore in liquor stores near you). Every time Tom Brady throws a TD pass, BOGO pints of our GABF silver medal winning Brown Ale. Every time Russell Wilson throws a TD pass, BOGO pints of our Porter. Beer Specials: $1 off French Ale pints and $2 off Growlers all day long. Plus, $5 bowls of chili from Bakin’ Bakery during the game. Open at Noon on Sunday. Must be present to win prizes. [3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO]

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Boulder County

Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery - This February will be the 22nd Annual Stout Month at all five Mountain Sun locations: the Mountain Sun, Southern Sun and Under the Sun in Boulder, the Vine Street Pub and Brewery in Denver and their newest location in Longmont, the Longs Peak Pub and Taphouse. Now in its 22nd year, Stout Month has become an anticipated event among local beer connoisseurs. During the month of February, most of Mountain Sun pubs’ taps will fade to black with House and Colorado versions of the rich, thick and dark ale. Nearly 600 kegs in all! This is a once-a-year opportunity to try some of the region’s best stouts, side-by-side, and on tap. This year's House Stouts: 48 Smooth Chai Stout, Addiction Coffee Imperial Stout, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Addiction Coffee Imperial Stout, Brett Stoudt American "Wild" Stout, Casual Friday Stout, Cherry Chocolate Stout, Chocolate Dip Stout, Chocolate Thunder Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout, Coconut Cream Stout, Dark Harvest Pumpkin Stout, Dropkick Stout, Girl Scout Stout, Korova Cream Stout, Megatron Imperial Stout, Mutual Respect Coffee Stout brewed with Odell Brewing, Nihilist Russian Imperial Stout, Norwegian Wheat Stout, Oatimus Prime Oatmeal Stout, Old School Dry Irish Stout, Sharkbite Foreign Stout, Space Odyssey Stout, Stoked Oak Stout, Totally Stoked Stout, Thunderhead Stout, Trickster Stout, and Yonder Mountain Oatmeal Stout. Not only those, but they've got a huge list of Guest Stouts as well: Avery Mephistopheles' Stout, Backcountry Brewery Breakfast Stout, Big Choice Brewing #42 Poblano Stout, The Brew on Broadway Social Club Coffee Milk Stout, Cannonball Creek Brewing Almond Chocolate Stout, Crabtree Brewing Oatmeal Stout, Diebolt Brewing The Commodore Russian Imperial Stout, Fate Brewing Sudice American Stout, Gravity Brewing Oort Cloud Oatmeal Stout, High Hops Brewery The Dark One Milk Stout, Left Hand Brewing Milk Stout, Odell Brewing Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout, Odyssey Beerwerks Seething Cauldron Belgian Stout, Pagosa Brewing Soaker's Oatmeal Stout, Renegade Brewing Depravity Imperial Peanut Butter Cup Milk Stout, River North Brewery Avarice Belgian-Style Imperial Stout, Sanitas Brewing Cinnilla Stout, Strange Brewing Chocolate Raspberry Love Stout, Telluride Brewing Ski-In-Ski-Stout, TRVE Brewing Stout O))), Upslope Brewing Foreign Stout, Wild Woods Brewery S'mores Stout, Wonderland Brewing Vaderade Irish Stout, and Yak & Yeti Chai Milk Stout. With so many stouts, it's impossible to say when your favorite will be debuted on their tap boards, so make sure you visit the pubs often in February so you don't miss out on any of these exceptional offerings. [1535 Pearl St, Boulder, CO]

Front Range Brewing Co - For the IPA fans that don't get their newsletters - The good news is they are adding a third rotating IPA to their lineup. The bad news is they have to cut off growlers of it again. They'll have more in the tank and a couple kegs left. Should be able to just barely make it. Still available by the glass tonight while you enjoy the musical stylings of Brian Parton. [400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO]

Echo Brewing Co - Pizza - Beer - Friday... a great combination. Come on out to the tap room tonight for great pizza from Rocky Mountain Slices and an Echo beer! [5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO]

Finkel & Garf Brewing Co - This Sunday, Feb 1st, the tap room will be closed for the unofficial national holiday known as the Super Bowl. THey hope you enjoy the game and they can be with you in cans at your parties. Keep an eye out for Finkel & Garf 6-packs at you local liquor store. You can find them at the following liquor stores and many many more: Three Rivers Wine & Spirits, Hover Crossing Wine and Spirits, Lucky's Market Longmont, North Boulder Liquor, Boulder Wine Merchant, Baseline Liquor, Alfalfa's Market, Bottles Wine & Spirits, Boulder Wine & Spirits, Hazel's Beverage World, Liquor Mart, Superior Liquor, Total Beverage Westminster, Union Jack Liquor, Mile High Wine Cellars, and of course in the Finkel & Garf Brewing Co. taproom. [5455 Spine Rd, Ste A, Boulder, CO]

Powder Keg Brewing Co - A reminder that they are releasing "Pride of Palisade" on draft and in bottles today in the taproom. This farmhouse-style ale is brewed with palisade peaches, honey and brettanomyces. They opened at 2pm and stay open til 10pm tonight. [101 2nd Ave, Niwot, CO]

Oskar Blues - Tasty Weasel Taproom - They've got another rad specialty beer at the Weasel - Shipwrecker Circus - their BrewDog collaboration beer. This one has Crystal, Munich, and Special B malts, hopped and dry hopped with Chinook, Centennial, and Galaxy. Stats: 12.43% ABV, 66.6 IBU’s. Risk it for the biscuit! They've even can some for ya! [1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO]

Twisted Pine Brewing Co - They've got football on the brain at Twisted Pine. Getting all geared up for the big game on Sunday! Join us for specials like: - $3 Bloody Billy's or Big Shot pints, $10 pitchers of any core beer, and Delicious food specials. Are you ready for some football?! [3201 Walnut St, Ste A, Boulder, CO]

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Northern Colorado

Verboten Brewing - Their cooler is stocked, come get your bottles! They have one or two Mountain Mans left and a few Night Has Fallens. Limit 1 per person on each of those. Dizzying Intellect I & II are also available. Limit 2 of each per person. They have roughly 8 cases of Vol. I (apricots) and 6 cases of Vol. II (dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin). Come get them while they last! Also tapped "Little Surprises," a Belgian style quad for your Friday afternoon drinking pleasure. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Crabtree Brewing - Firkin Friday! It's everyone's favorite day of the week! Their firkin tonight is an Oatmeal Stout brewed with vanilla beans and raspberries. Weighing in at an ABV of 7.6% this is surely to be a dark treat for a chilly January evening! And while BIGS BBQ will not be able to make it for the next two weeks, they welcome all food you may bring in to enjoy with your beers and behind the bar they have a book of Greeley delivery places that will bring your dinner to you! Teacher Friday is all day! ($3.75 beers for all teachers with a valid ID) - And they have their Summer Slam special with $3.50 Head Turner Blonde pints and $7.00 Blonde growler fills! [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

Snowbank Brewing Co - Friday is here! Snowbank Brewing is excited to be releasing their newest seasonal today - Snow Squall Black IPA - 7.6% ABV, 80 IBUs with aromas of toast and earthy hops, resiny hop bitterness with a touch of roast and coffee, and a crisp finish with a lingering hint of balanced citrus hop character. They released this new brew at noon today! Feeney's Weenies will be back from 4pm until close serving up Chicago-style hot dogs and hot Italian beef sandwiches! Purchase anything from the truck and get a dollar off pints of 47½ Stout. At 5pm they're releasing their newest Nuance Chocolate collaboration brew - La Red Stout - 47½ Stout infused with Nuance's newest single origin Dominican Republic La Red cacao husks and nibs. At 6:30pm they'll be having a screening of the movie The Art of Flight courtesy of Red Bull Media House Films. Come in and live vicariously through the snowboarders on screen before heading up to the slopes tomorrow. The taproom is open today from noon until 9pm. Come hungry. Come thirsty. [225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Ft. Collins, CO]

1933 Brewing Co - For Super Bowl Sunday, February 1st you can enjoy this beer special: Buy or Fill a Growler and get 1/2 off a pint of beer. Stock up for the big game. [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery - Get ready for your weekend! Tonight brings Ethan Stephenson's live music at 7pm. Enjoy dinner with Elements Wood Fired Oven - now including brats! On Saturday, 1/31 it's the debut of Karaoke Night! [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Wiley Roots Brewing Co - Beginning February 12th (and coinciding with the last Celebration of Dark Beer Release), members of The Burroughs will be playing from 7-9 PM every other Thursday! Get ready for some great soul music paired with some great ‪#‎craftbeer‬! [625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

Big Beaver Brewing & Climb Hard Cider - Valentine releases are out! At Big Beaver enjoy their new Sweet Cherry Milk Porter. And down the hall in Climb Hard Cider Co they're pouring a Cherry Cider. Now all on tap! [2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Ste 9, Loveland, CO]

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Colorado Beer News 012915

Colorado Beer NewsWish it were Friday? Don't we all. Perhaps if you buy a Colorado craft beer, sip on it and close your eyes and imagine it was Friday that might help. Or if you drink one near midnight tonight it will be Friday before you know it! Just don't forget to set your alarm clock tomorrow morning. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Thursday, January 29th, 2015. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

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

Metro Denver

Hops & Pie - Today Hops & Pie has two new tappings of special beers side-by-side. The first is Melvin's 2x4, a quadruple pale ale. And the other beer is none other than Russian River's Pliny the Elder, another great Imperial IPA. Stop in soon if you want to get a glass of these big brews. They'll go fast once they tap at 11:30am TODAY. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing Co - Head to Costco in Parker tomorrow, January 30th for Super Bowl Specials throughout the store. Sample beer with Steve from Dry Dock and pick up a free Dry Dock pint glass or koozie with your Dry Dock beer purchase. [15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO]

Ratio Beerworks - Announcing the Grand Opening of Ratio Beerworks - set for Valentine's Day (February 14th) at 12pm! They will be the newest brewery in the Denver RiNo Arts District of the historic Five Points neighborhood. Look for further opening day celebration details coming up very soon. They are located at: 2920 Larimer St, Denver, CO.

FERMÆNTRA - Have plans for Super Bowl Sunday? FERMÆNTRA does! Come down and enjoy ALL DAY Happy Hour with $1 off all full pours! Matt's Snack Shack will be there at noon serving up some amazing wings, sandwiches, brats, and other game day goodies. Open at noon until the game ends! [1715 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO]

Nighthawk Brewery - Some exciting news from Nighthawk. They will have their first food truck there THIS FRIDAY, January 30th! Knock On Wood Smokehouse will be out front from 4pm-8pm, so if you haven't stopped by the taproom yet and have a hankering for some awesome BBQ then this Friday will be your lucky day! [2780 Industrial Ln, Broomfield, CO]

Renegade Brewing Company @ The Yard on Santa Fe - Their brand new facility at The Yard on Santa Fe is finally open! They are celebrating by starting their first round of brewery tours on February 6th and 7th. Tours on Friday 2/6 will be from 4:00-7:00pm and Saturday 2/7 will be from 1:00-4:00pm. Located between First Ave and Ellsworth in the old Stark Lumber Yard - about 8 blocks south of their 1st location. Look for lots more Renegade beer to be flowing near you. [918 W 1st Ave, Denver, CO]

Baere Brewing Co - Just released! "Why Ask Why Farmhouse Dry" hit the taps today. Made with 2 Belgian yeasts and weighs in at a big 8% ABV. This brew ought to help you get to Friday. [320 Broadway, Ste E, Denver, CO]

Voss Farms Colorado - Hop plant rhizomes will be available in March and April. They'll have rhizomes for $3 each or 4 for $10 or $10 for $20: Centennial, Nugget, Willamette, Chinook. To reserve yours, send them an email (vossfarmscolorado[at]yahoo.com ) ... include your name, quantity and type desired and they'll inform you when they will be available for pick up at the hop yard in Arvada. They can mail quantities over 40 with an extra shipping charge.

CAUTION: Brewing Co (WEST) - Do you like retro video games? Do you like getting $1.00 off beers? If you answered Yes to one or both questions, you should stop by CAUTION tonight for retro gaming night & happy hour pricing. #partywithcaution [1057 S Wadsworth Blvd, Unit 60, Lakewood, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria - Can't decide which craft brew suits your mood today? Try a flight of beer! Choose from Dank IPA, Ryeot Rye Ale, Leaves of Lemongrass, Oaked Ryeot, Coconut Vanilla Porter, Nitro Dirty Chai, Liquid Resume, Diggity Dank, Oli's Brown Ale, or Model Citizen! Have a whole lot of TAKE IT EASY day! [6730 S Cornerstar Way Ste D, Aurora, CO]

Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado - Hey Breckenridge and Never Summer Industries fans! Are you in town for the SnowSports Industries America tradeshow? They brewed a beer especially for Never Summer. Check out their limited edition "NS Pale Ale" at select Denver bars over the weekend (Blake St Vault, World of Beer Blake St, Tarantula Billiards, Cheeba Hut, and Shag Lounge). Get there quick! When it's gone, it's gone. [471 Kalamath St, Denver, CO]

Chain Reaction Brewing Co - Whose ready for a ‪#‎thirstythursday‬ ‪#‎firkin‬ tapping! Today's firkin is an Irish Stout with vanilla beans and orange peel! They opened up at 3pm so make sure to come get some while it lasts! [902 S Lipan St, Denver, CO]

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Boulder County

Boulder Beer Co - [PRESS RELEASE] Music fans who follow Umphrey’s McGee will soon find a new way to connect with the band, with the release of a custom craft-beer called Nothing Too Fancy everyday ale. Much like the band’s music, the ale will be smooth and easy on the surface, yet complex and layered at its core. “We designed it to be drinkable all day, every day,” said the band’s guitarist and vocalist Brendan Bayliss. Nothing Too Fancy will become available in Colorado this July. The team behind the beer is Rock Brothers Brewing, who have previously released custom craft beers with Hootie & The Blowfish, JJ Grey & Mofro, and Have Gun Will Travel. Kevin Lilly from Rock Brothers said the Umphrey’s McGee beer is a sessionable American Wheat with generous amounts of fruity hops, producing a big, juicy hop aroma and a flavor that will be truly unique. Rock Brothers routinely partners with Cigar City Brewing in Tampa on recipe development, but will also involve Boulder Beer Company in Colorado for the Umphrey’s McGee brew. The band members are looking forward to a beer that balances the rock and roll energy of an Umphrey’s live show with the chilled-attitude of a warm summer day and a six-pack on ice. Nothing Too Fancy will be brewed and packaged at Boulder Beer Company, Colorado’s first craft brewery. Established in 1979 in Boulder, CO, Boulder Beer was a pioneer in the craft beer movement and is known for brewing classic styles with an innovative twist. “We are super stoked to be teaming up with Rock Brothers Brewing, Umphrey's, and Cigar City Brewing to bring this special brew to several of our key markets,” said Jeff Brown, President of Boulder Beer Company. “When the Rock Brothers approached us with the idea of working together, we didn't have to think twice. Culturally it is such a great fit for us and the entire brewery staff is very excited to launch this brand.” - The beer will be released in association with the following performances: Boulder Theatre - Boulder, CO - July 2 and also at Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO - July 3. [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co - They've moved their weekly Run Club event to Thursdays! The Longmont Sole Mates (Left Hand Brewing and Shoes & Brews) will be hosting a partnered run club each Thursday at 6PM. The run starts and finishes at Shoes & Brews (63 S Pratt Pkwy, Unit B, Longmont, CO). All participants receive a free pint from Left Hand Brewing Co plus a chance for giveaway prizes from Shoes & Brews. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

300 Suns Brewing - The brewery will be celebrating Valentine's Day right with cake, beer and fun photos. Yum! Yum! Sweets & Treats is baking up their YumCakes with ganache made from 300 Sun's Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout and sea salt. They will be serving them with a set of 4 tasters for $10 (they'll suggest, but can be anything you want) Reserve one today by visiting 300sunsbrewing.com/bemine. Also a fun photo booth so you can take pics, or use their camera and they'll email one to you! And get ready for 300 Suns' 1st Anniversary Party coming up on February 21st! [335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO]

Gravity Brewing - Moonraker Strong Scotch Ale Tapping was tapped last night. This big brew weighs in at 7.8% ABV, 34 IBU. Brewed w/ Peated/Smoked Barley. It's got Smoky/Malty Goodness! Also RIPA is back! Kriek Tapping today too w/ ‪#‎JazzRam‬! [1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, CO]

West Flanders Brewing Co - Every Monday and Thursday join in for a live bluegrass jam. Bring your instrument to play or just grab a seat to listen. They recommend grabbing a beer in either situation. Also, through the end of February receive a free hour of parking when you join West Flanders for lunch. Just park in the Spruce Street garage and bring your parking stub in with you and you'll get a one-hour validation stamp. [1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO]

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City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Northern Colorado

Verboten Brewing - Here's what you need to know about Friday's bottle releases of "Dizzying Intellect - Special Release Sour Series" Vol I and II. First, the stats! Vol I: Aged on Apricots. Aroma - Sweet apricots with earthy notes. Flavor - Funky farmhouse with sweet apricots, and a delicate tart, wild finish. Vol II: Dry Hopped with Nelson Sauvin: Aroma: Funky farmhouse, hops impart a vinous quality. Flavors: Fruity pineapple, grapefruit, earthy wine grapes, and a dry tart finish. Folks, these are not to be missed! They are their first-ever Brett beer release and each one is delicious! Taproom is open 1pm to 5pm today and closing early for their anniversary dinner. [1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, CO]

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - The countdown is almost done towards the official opening of Brix Taphouse & Brewery in the heart of downtown Greeley. While their small 3-barrel brewhouse isn't quite finished yet, they've been busy brewing some of their own beer at Echo Brewing Company. They will offer 60, yes 60 different Colorado craft beers on tap, 6 of which will be nitro taps. Also coming soon will be a small kitchen that will serve appetizers and tapas. Plus, large coolers with bottled and canned beers (to be consumed on premises). They have been doing soft-openings yesterday, today and tomorrow. The grand opening will be on Saturday, January 31st in the early afternoon. They will offer guest brewers from other breweries around the nation to stop in and brew beer on their system. Even homebrew clubs will be welcome to brew bigger batches on site. They plan to have up to 3 of their own beers on tap. The first of which is "Boots & Socks", a collaboration beer with Echo Brewing that's billed as a Winter Warmer Porter. Colorado breweries wishing to have one of their beers on tap should contact Troy Milburn or Justin Hiatt at (970) 397-6146. [813 8th St, Greeley, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co - Today's new #‎OutlawTap‬ is Spruce Bringsteen - A spruce tip infused hoppy ale. TONIGHT at 7pm! - Bring your $5 (cash only) for Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes themed quiz. Tonight's theme: Friends. You know, the 90's show about broke 20 somethings who live in Manhattan? Totally realistic. [242 N College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Crabtree Brewing Co - Bring Back Summer Slam! The taste of summer the last few days has inspired them at the brewery to try to keep the sunshine around for a little while longer. To encourage Spring they are offering $3.50 pints of their Head Turner Blonde Ale! If you can't stick around for a pint, take a growler home of the Blonde for $7.00 growler refills! This light, crisp, refreshing beer gives you a taste of summer, even when the snow returns. Join in celebrating a bit of summer in January by putting summer into a pint! Plus, they now have new gift cards available - perfect Valentine's Day gift. [2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO]

City Star Brewing - City Star will be showing the Super Bowl this Sunday in the taproom with Happy Hour on beers during the game and they will be having 25% off ALL Growlers so you can be the king of your own Super Bowl party. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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Colorado Beer NewsHappy Hump Day! Another glorious warm January day here in Colorado and there's plenty of fresh beers being tapped this week. Head into your favorite local craft brewery and check out what's new. In case you need some ideas on where to head - read about all the latest on Fermentedly Challenged. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Wednesday, January 28th, 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

Epic Brewing Co - Looking for something to do on Valentine's Day? We have a super cool event at Alamo Drafthouse Denver. A four course meal paired with Epic beers including a Brainless Firkin with Strawberries. They will also be watching the movie: Shaun of the Dead. Get your tickets at: Alamo Drafthouse website. [3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Big Choice Brewing - Tonight they will have their Disconnected Red on the nitro tap! Come on by and get some while it lasts. [7270 W 118th Pl, Broomfield, CO]

Lone Tree Brewing Co - It may not be 70 degrees out today, but the sun is still out. Stop in today and try their Rendezvous in Prague India Brown Ale along with the fine eats from Street Frites. Plus, they have Toots' Full-Bodied Oatmeal Stout on the nitro tap today. [8200 Park Meadows Dr, Ste 8222, Lone Tree, CO]

2015 Collaboration Fest - The 2015 Collaboration Fest will be Saturday, March 21st from 3-7 PM at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Collaboration Fest is entering its second year in 2015. The first year of the festival boasted over 50 collaborative beer projects with contributors from as far away as Sweden providing limited edition, exclusive brews. The second annual Collaboration Fest seeks to expand not only in size, but number of beer projects and types of collaborations. The organizers are excited to take over an incredible venue unique to Denver. Not quite convinced? Check out the ever-growing list of collaborating breweries: The Bruery • Devil’s Backbone • Stone • Freetail • Beavertown • Starr Hill • Cigar City • Blind Tiger • SKA • Strange Craft • Our Mutual Friend • CAUTION • Black Bottle • FATE • Breckenridge • Elevation • Dad & Dude’s Breweria • Cannonball Creek • Renegade • Front Range Brewing Company • Oskar Blues • Epic • Station 26 • TRVE • Sanitas • Odell • Copper Kettle • BJ’s BrewHouse • Kokopelli • The Bakers’ Brewery • Left Hand • Boulder Beer • Former Future • Crooked Stave • Big Choice • Bootstrap Brewing • Wit’s End • Twisted Pine • Horse & Dragon • Hall • Dry Dock • Zwei Bruder • Scrumpy’s Cider • Verboten • Trinity • BRU • Wild Woods • 12 Degree • Echo • Gravity • Crystal Springs • Dillon Dam • The Bakers’ Brewery • Vindication • Pateros Creek • Broken Compass • Pug Ryans • Backcountry • Wonderland • 4 Noses • Bootstrap • Wynkoop • Barrels & Bottles • Colorado Cider Company. Get tickets online.

Tipsy's Liquor World - For those of you not able (or willing) to drive up to Fairplay to stop at South Park Brewing Company, there's good news! Now you can get South Park Brewing's Milk Stout and Ranch Hand Ale in bombers at Tipsy's Liquor World in Littleton, CO. Grab a bomber or two today. [5869 S Alkire St, Littleton, CO]

Rock Bottom Brewery (Denver - Coming up NEXT Wednesday, February 4th - a special pairing of Rock Bottom beer and Helliemae's Caramels at 5:30pm. This will be a very fun and tasty learning experience! Helliemae’s Caramels is a locally owned business and the salted caramels are phenomenal. The staff will be pairing two Rock Bottom beers with two different Helliemae’s caramels. Visit the website at www.helliemaes.com – you might get some good Valentine’s Day ideas. And then on the next Wednesday, February 11th will be the return of their Fire Chief Ale and promotion. From 11am-1 pm Denver Fire Fighters will be serving lunch AND the Colorado Fire Fighters Calendar organization will be selling calendars! At 5:30 pm Denver Fire brings down their “bucket truck” to give rides to any brave soul who wants to see the city from seven stories high. THen at 6pm it's the tapping of Fire Chief Ale – serving a complimentary glass until 6:30 pm. A portion of proceeds from our four week Fire Chief Ale promotion will benefit the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation. [1001 16th St, Unit A-100, Denver, CO]

Two22 Brew - Get your Valentine the gift of Brushes & Brews - a fun painting and beer drinking event set for Monday, February 16th at Two22 Brewery. The $35 fee includes all painting materials (you get to keep your painting too) and your first beer. The painting class starts at 6:30pm. Sign up at: www.thepaint-cellar.com or call (720) 328-9038 for more info. [4550 S Reservoir Rd, Centennial, CO]

Hops & Pie - It's $2 Craft Can Night tonight from 5pm to Close, Come get some! New Beers on Tap: Pliny the Elder from Russian River, Red Dawn from Comrade, Brainless from Peaches from Epic, and Turkish Delight from Evil Twin are all TAPPED! [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Platt Park Brewing Co - This weeks fun includes bringing your skis/snowboards in for a $15 wax, light edge and pint of HOUSE BEER. As well as, a Super Bowl Sunday POTLUCK! Bring in your skis or snowboard on Saturday, January 31st from 4pm to 8pm and get a Ski Wax and a Pint for $15. This includes a wax and a light edge tune and a pint of house beer. Then stop back the next day, Sunday, February 1st for a Super Bowl Potluck. Bring your own appetizer or dessert or what ever. They'll be pouring the beer and serving pizza. Happy Hour starts at 4pm. Game starts around 4:30pm. [1875 S Pearl St, Denver, CO]

Stem Ciders - Looking to drink something a bit different? Come check out their hard ciders in LoDo. They're taking advantage of this warm weather with hard ciders out on their porch and hot 'za from The Walnut Room. Plan ahead to also be there on Thursday, January 29th for ‪‎Bluegrass Thursdays‬ with Nick Dunbar and Randy McSpadden of Silverplume. Also, they are proud to be serving their hard cider at the UllrGrass Beer Festival this weekend in Golden, Colorado. Tickets are still available for $25, and include bottomless tastings from 1-6pm, an Ullrgrass Tasting Goblet and sticker, and access to the Parfet Park Mainstage area where live music will be playing. [2811 Walnut St, Ste 150, Denver, CO]

2015 Northwest Beer Fest - The 2nd Annual 2015 Northwest Beer Fest is this Friday, January 30, 2015 from 8:00 pm - Midnight at the Oriental Theater in Denver. Enjoy generous beer and wine samples from local breweries and wineries. Brought to you by NW Denver parents, the Northwest Beer Fest benefits North High School and Skinner Middle School, both Denver Public neighborhood schools located in Northwest Denver. Once again they are partnering with the Highlands Street Fair (Saturday, June 20, 2015) in presenting a Battle of the Bands. Local bands will battle it out on the Oriental’s stage to win a coveted spot performing at the Highlands Street Fair. Samples from over 15 local breweries and wineries including: Joyride Brewing Company, Bonacquisti Wine Company, Colorado Plus Brewpub, Lost Highway Brewing Company, Rykers Cellar, Diebolt Brewing Company, Green Flash, Epic Brewing, Dry Dock, Glider Cider, Firestone Walker and more. Tickets and info at the Oriental Theater website.

Black Shirt Brewing Co - Come by tonight to see some amazing artwork in the taproom and talk to the guy who created it! Kyle Duce will be there hanging out, showing his work and sipping red ales. Speaking of which, here are the beers on tap this week: Farmhouse Red Rye, CO Red Ale, American Red Saison, Pale Red Rye, India Red Ale, American Red Porter, Imperial Red Porter, and (SBS Members Only - must wear your shirt) Barrel-Aged Sour Red Saison. [3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Prost Brewing Co - Just a few more days until the ‪#‎SuperBowl‬. Come on down, they have a new 70" TV and many 50" TV's, cold bier, tasty food and of course ‪#‎FOOTBALL‬! Play in the football pool, win prizes, like ‪FREE BEER. Even if you don't like the teams, come watch it for the commercials (and the beer of course). [2540 19th St, Denver, CO]

Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen - You've made it half way through the week, which means you deserve a Hump Day treat from Lowdown Brewery! Come in for their Happy Hour tonight from 4-7pm for $1 off full pours of any handcrafted Lowdown beer and $5 small plates! With this beautiful weather, bring it outside on their patio and soak up some sun while it's up! [800 Lincoln St, Denver, CO]

Odyssey Beerwerks - ‪#‎DiscoveryBeer‬ alert: Luda Meets Hopocalypse IPA! Yep, this is what you think it is - the mildly famous "Ludicrous Speed" Imperial IPA from long ago joins forces with their current IPA, Hopocalypse, to create a hop-bomb of grand proportions. Sure to move fast, they'll be tapping it at 5:00pm today (4:00 for Adventure Club). What goes great with a fantastic IPA? Barbeque from Bubba Duke's BBQ!!! He'll be there around 5:00 too. [5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, CO]

CAUTION: Brewing Co (WEST) - Tonight's the last chance you have to pre-qualify for their February Sound Master Entertainment Karaoke Competition! Come in and be sure to sign up before 8pm for your chance to win. If you don't wanna compete, come in to sing anyways & take advantage on Happy Hour after 7pm! #‎partywithcaution #always ‬[1057 S Wadsworth Blvd, Unit 60, Lakewood, CO]

Baere Brewing Co - On tap tonight starting at 5:00pm - Rye So Much Wheat. See what rye can do for a wheat beer. Come get your fill! [320 Broadway, Ste E, Denver, CO]

Mockery Brewing - Coming up this Friday, January 30th is a new beer release - a Double IPA. This brew includes 4 varieties of hops and dried lemon & orange peel. "If hops were an aphrodisiac, this beer would require a prescription". Stats: 8.5% ABV, SRM 7, IBU 94. [3501 Delgany St, Denver, CO]

38 State Brewing Co - Want a chance to show off your random knowledge? Then come by tonight and play trivia which starts at 7pm. Lots of beer on tap to quench your thirst for knowledge. Tony Guacamole food truck will be cooking up some delicious food starting at 4pm. Then stop back tomorrow, Thursday, for the Denver Poker Tour (free to play) starting at 7pm. Live music Friday and Saturday at 7pm too. [8071 S Broadway, Ste A, Littleton, CO]

Elk Mountain Brewing - Hurray for Wednesdays! Today's Firkin is a Hazelnut Coffee Amber, taps at 4:00pm! There isn't a food truck tonight, please bring your favorites with you or ask for the menu book and order in! Coming Monday nights starting February 9th - Trivia Night - every Monday from 6-8pm. Hosted by Mile High Music Patrol. Get your team assembled! [18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, CO]

TRVE Brewing - Coming next week. Crimson Death - a sour ale aged on raspberries and boysenberries. Their first new general release sour in a long while. Details on the release coming soon. Open today 4pm to 11pm. [227 Broadway #101, Denver, CO]

Barrels and Bottles Brewery - Back on tap, but in rare limited form, is their Cin-Ful Porter on Nitro! It's creamy, silky texture lends to coffee and chocolate notes with a fluffy white head. Get some! [600 12th St, Golden, CO]

Living The Dream Brewing Co - Hey! Their brew "Helluva Caucasian Stout" is back on tap today. Get into the taproom before it sells out again. It pairs well with ice cream I'm told. [12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO]

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Boulder County

Sanitas Brewing Co - [PRESS RELEASE] Boulder’s sour beer fans rejoice. Sanitas Brewing Company has announced the introduction of their Wild and Sour project, a collection of beers featuring extensive oak barrel aging with wild yeast and bacteria. The last Monday of each month, the east-Boulder brewery will release an incredibly exclusive beer from the project. Guests can purchase the unique offerings by the glass in Sanitas’ Tap Room for a limited time. “We've had the Wild and Sour Project up our sleeve for a while now,” explained Sanitas’ Chief of Brewing Operations Chris Coyne, “a lot of people have tried our canned offerings. I’m excited to introduce them to what we've been working on behind closed doors for over 18 months now.” - Sanitas Brewing Co., who will celebrate their second anniversary this September, has been building an extensive library of over 20 oak barrels used for aging and wild fermentation. A few “sneak peek” beers have been released from the program over the past few months. Future releases include sour fruit beers, wild farmhouse ales, and other offerings featuring exotic ingredients and aging processes. Immure, the beer set to kick off the monthly release program, is an Imperial Brett Saison. This big farmhouse ale was aged 12 months in California red wine barrels with a rare strain of brettanomyces, a wild yeast lending mildly sour, funky, and fruity notes to the beer. Immure will be released to the public in Sanitas’ Tap Room Monday, January 26th when they open at 3pm. Customers are encouraged to visit Sanitas Brewing Company sooner rather than later as the highly limited beer is sure to sell out fast. [3550 Frontier Ave, Ste A, Boulder, CO]

Powder Keg Brewing Co - [PRESS RELEASE] Powder Keg Brewing Company launches their second bottled offering. Pride of Palisade is a farmhouse­-style ale fermented with honey, peaches and Brettanomyces. “I have family ties to Palisade and it’s really special to me to be able to use fresh­ picked, whole Palisade Peaches in this beer,” says Brewmaster Phil Joyce. “My grandmother grew up in Palisade and packed peaches during the summers. I remember the pride she took in being the fastest packer and earning the nickname ‘Peaches’. Palisade Peaches are the best peaches I have ever eaten and every time I bite into one I think of her. This beer is a way of preserving that memory and spirit for me.” The beer pours a golden honey color with abundant peach aromas and flavors. As the beer warms, tartness and subtle white pepper phenolics present themselves. “It really develops in the glass and unique flavors and nuances present themselves over time” Phil says. Take your time and enjoy this beer with good company and conversation. Phil is proud to have sourced all the ingredients for this beer from Colorado. Barley and wheat came from the Colorado Malting Company in Alamosa, clover honey from the Colorado Honey Man in Longmont, and 600 pounds of Palisade peaches from Ela Family Farms. Pride of Palisade will be available on draft and in bottles for take­out in the Niwot taproom beginning Friday, January 31st. [101 2nd Ave, Niwot, CO]

Fate Brewing Company - If you're looking to fill your growlers for the Super Bowl this Sunday, get over to Fate Brewing before 5pm for their all day Super Bowl Growler Happy Hour. Get a free Fate beer with each growler fill. They will close at 5pm that Sunday, so get there ahead of time to stock up for the big game. Plus, coming up next week on Wednesday, February 4th is their Two Years of Beer celebration. They will host a beer release of their 2nd Anniversary Ale, plus some imperial core beer releases (different style released each day of that week), food & drink specials and festive surprises. Also, don't forget - Fate is open for Brunch 10am to 4pm on Saturdays & Sundays. Kids eat free before noon those days. Fate is also considered Boulder's Breakfast Beer HQ during Brunch. Lastly, back in the brewhouse - their Phase One brewery expansion is now complete. Eight new tanks are now in place and the investment increases their production capacity by over 80%. The process of getting the tanks in the building, standing and positioned was reportedly nerve wracking, but exciting. [1600 38th St, Boulder, CO]

Upslope Brewing Co - You're invited to an exclusive Happy Hour on Tuesday, February 3rd from 5pm to 8pm at their Flatiron Park location. They are celebrating Upslope Brewing being a winner in the Uber Colorado Battle of the Breweries. Uber Colorado is buying everyone TWO FREE PINTS per person (excludes some beer styles, while supplies last). There will be live music and a food truck on site as well that day. Who doesn't like FREE BEER? Be there next Tuesday. Rides home available from Uber too. [1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO]

Atom Brewing Co - Good news! The Town of Erie Board of Trustees has finally approved Atom Brewing Company's license! Now the Atom Brewing team can get back to the business of building a brewery and making some beer. Stay tuned for more news on this upcoming brewery. [Erie, CO]

Echo Brewing Co - There's a special firkin tapping today at both their Frederick and Erie locations. Stop in and try their Mango Jalapeno Red. Sweet with a bit of heat. [5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co - This Friday Left Hand Brewing is breaking into their beer archive! Join in at 5pm for a limited release of a two year aged St. Vrain Tripel! Light in color and lightly hopped using Celeia hops, a touch of malt sweetness contrasts the warm spiciness hidden within. [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Front Range Brewing Co - Better drink this before the wind blows it away. Today's small batch is a Lemongrass IPA. Then on Friday, they're going to add a small keg of vanilla nut brown on nitro.

Boulder Beer Co - In honor of Boulder's Winter Bike to Work Day (TODAY), they're giving away free pints! Lock up your bike and bring in your helmet and your first pint is on the house. Cheers! [2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO]

Großen Bart Brewery - It's BYOVinyl Night with DJ Lee-Stash! They will be laying down your requests! Rummage through your garages and sheds and bring in that old box of glorious vinyls and let's throw down! Vinyl night runs from 6-10pm on Wednesdays. [1025 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO]

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City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
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Northern Colorado

Odell Brewing Co - Fans of Odell's Myrcenary Double IPA take note! The brewery has announced an upcoming release of a new barrel-aged version called "Myrcenario". It's a brew aged in Jose Cuervo Tradicional barrels. Odell describes the beer as follows: "Myrcenario is the result of barrel exchange with our friends just south of the border. We age sure mercenary IPA in Jose Cuevo Tradicional barrels. In return, the folks at Jose Cuervo aged Tradicional in our beer barrels. The brew boasts a spicy, tropical hop character that balances the toasted oak with a surprisingly smooth finish." This beer will be packaged in 750ml bottles. No announced release date yet (but soon). [800 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Loveland Aleworks - This Sunday, February 1st, Loveland Aleworks will be hosting a Super Bowl of Chili Contest in the taproom. Contest is limited to the first 20 entries (sign up ASAP). Minimum 1 gallon of chili (normal crockpot size). Get your chili there on Sunday by 4:00pm. Please provide your own ladle. The brewery will provide bowls, spoons, fritos, cheese, sour cream and serving space. Voting will be conducted by other patrons starting at kickoff and ending at half-time. Winners will be announced by the end of the game. Prizes to the top 3 finishers. Must be present to win. Be sure to try their new Belgian Golden Ale - now on tap. Coming soon - Brendan's Wee Heavy, and Sorachi Ace IPA. Brewery Fun Fact: This week their shopping list included 2,280 pounds of malt for next week - oh and 1 bag of pretzels. Brewers gotta eat something! [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

City Star Brewing - Plan to bring your friends tonight and team up for City Star Trivia at 7:30pm. The winning team gets pride, high-fives and $20 in City Star beer tokens. The beer will help jog your memory for those tidbits of info that will make you win. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Wiley Roots Brewing Co - The 2015 Celebration of Dark Beers continues this Thursday with the release of not 1, not 2, but 3 special dark small batch beers. Stop in at 6:30pm Thursday, January 29th for these tappings: 1) Braggot (mead/beer hybrid), 2) Apple Wood Smoked Porter, and 3) a Russian Imperial Stout. There are still 6 more beers scheduled to be released over the next 2 weeks. The Dark Beer celebration continues through the week of Valentine's Day! [625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Got the urge to do something horrible? Good! Cuz you're the perfect candidate to play "Card Against Humanity" during their upcoming game night next Wednesday, February 4th at 6:00pm. Bring your sense of humor and join in for a game night in their community room. Players will receive $1 off beers all night. Winner of each game gets a free beer. No cost to play. And if you like games, then you'll want to stop back on Sunday, February 15th from 2pm to 6pm for the Heroes and Horrors Board Game Takeover. It'll be a full afternoon of fun in the taproom. Drink specials for all gamers that day. Bring in your favorite board game or play one of theirs. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Berthoud Brewing Co - Wings, beer, nearly 60 degree January weather, what could be better?? Oh Yeah! It's Happy Hour ALL DAY! Stop in after work or just leave work early! Wings available after 5pm. [450 8th St, Ste B, Berthoud, CO]

Snowbank Brewing Co - Tomorrow, January 29th, they have their first beer dinner ever at Wapiti Colorado Pub in Loveland! There will be five courses made with and paired with Snowbank brews, starting with a social beer at 5:30pm. If you haven't yet, call for tickets before they're all gone - (970) 635-1985. They'll also be having Mountain Meets the Sea at the taproom tomorrow playing live music starting at 6pm. There's no cover charge so just bring your dinner and your friends and relax with some great music. The brewery is open from 2pm until 8pm tonight. Take cover from the winds and hunker down with a pint! [225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Ft. Collins, CO]

CooperSmith's Pub & Brewing - Sorry all, but CooperSmith's will be CLOSED on Superbowl Sunday. So plan ahead accordingly. [5 Old Town Sq, Ft. Collins, CO]

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Colorado Beer NewsWhile the East Coast shivers in the blizzard, we folks here in Colorado are basking in the sun and enjoying 70 degree temperatures in January. Can't beat that, or can you? No matter how things are, you can always make it better by visiting your favorite local craft brewery and enjoying a freshly crafted beer. Fermentedly Challenged has some ideas on where you might wish to head along the Front Range. Here's what's happening around the Colorado craft beer scene today Tuesday, January 27th, 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

Copper Kettle Brewing Co - January Coffee Beer Cask Month concludes this Wednesday with the release of a Coffee Black IPA cask on January 28th. Dark, roasty with a full coffee aroma and flavor - this brew is sure to please. Also that day, Truck Yeah Food Truck will be on site for your hungry needs. [1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver, CO]

Big Choice Brewing - Something for the ladies. On Saturday, February 7th, Big Choice will be hosting a fun shopping experience for all who love to shop and drink beer. Join in between 11am - 2pm to shop the top styles at reasonable prices from Rag's Boutique. This is open to the public. Also, sign up for "Beer & Brushstrokes" set for Valentine's Day, February 14th from noon to 3:30pm at Big Choice. For $45 per person, you'll get painting instruction, supplies and 2 beers. Tickets can be purchased in the tasting room. [7270 W 118th Pl, Unit A, Broomfield, CO]

Lone Tree Brewing Co - Nature's Educators will be joining in at the tasting room tonight from 4:30pm to 7:00pm. Stop by to see some of their amazing animals and enjoy a cold beer. All of your purchases help this small organization to continue their important mission of educating the public about these amazing wild creatures. [8200 Park Meadows Dr, Ste 8222, Lone Tree, CO]

Dad & Dude's Breweria - [Press Release] Dad & Dude’s Breweria, one of Colorado’s smallest brewpubs and breweries, enjoyed an impressive amount of annual growth and brewing progress in 2014. The company’s total beer production for 2014 was 1,016 barrels, a 116% increase over its 2013 production. That production included an expanded list of extra-small-batch, draft-only beer handcrafted on the brewpub’s 1.5-barrel “nano” system. Despite this tiny system and heavy on-site demand from its customers, the brewpub made 10 year-round beers, 14 seasonals and one-off beers, and 8 barrel-aged beers. Dad & Dude’s 2014 production also included about 700 barrels of the company’s canned flagship beer -- Dank IPA – and two new canned beers, Leaves of Lemongrass Wit and Ryeot Red Ale. In 2014 Dad & Dude’s also solidified an alternating proprietorship with Rockyard Brewing Company (Castle Rock, CO) that enabled the brewery to quickly increase production of its canned goods. The brewery’s 2014 progress was led by Brian Connery, Dad & Dude’s Director of Brewing Operations and a former brewer for Dogfish Head who joined Dad & Dude’s at the beginning of 2014. “In 2014,” Connery says, “we also introduced a nitro program, a weekly oaked-beer program, and expanded our number of barrel-aged beers from one to eight. Instead of a one seasonal beer for each season, we made four.” To celebrate 2014 and start 2015 with a bang, Dad & Dude’s is now releasing a trio of new, ultra-limited-release, 22-oz bottled beers at its brewpub. There are only 72 bottles of each of these beers, which were produced in 3-barrel batches. These beers are: Lion Heart Barley Wine, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Lionheart Barley Wine and Zinful (beer/wine hybrid). [6730 S Cornerstar Way, Aurora, CO]

Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub - Grats to Yak & Yeti for taking 2nd place in the German Pilsner category for their Namaste Pilsner in the National Craft Beer "Best of Craft Beer Awards" 2015. [7803 Ralston Rd, Arvada, CO]

Hops & Pie - Stop in for their Tuesday Night 23 special from 5pm to close. Get an 18" 2-topping pizza and 2 drafts for $23. Plus, check out today's fresh tapped beers: Volta from Gigantic, Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Hazelnut Brown from Dry Dock, Gilpin Black Glod from Hogshead, Salvation from Avery, Bomb from Prairie, and Sucaba from Firestone Walker. [3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Green Valley Ranch Beer Garden - It's ‪#POKER NIGHT‬! Come test your luck. Signups start at 6:30pm and the game will begin at 7:00pm. Nightly prizes will be awarded to the top finishers! [4995 Argonne St, Denver, CO]

Dry Dock Brewing CO (South Dock) - Have you had their Bunny Gruit before? This year's batch was brewed with rose hips, yarrow, rosemary, fresh ground ginger root, and Spanish orange peel instead of hops. This beer was fermented in French oak red wine barrels with Belgian Saison 1 (565) & Brettanomyces (Brux) yeasts. It taps on February 1st for International Gruit Day. ‪Also, the results are in! As of January 24, 2015 Dry Dock Brewing Company has filled 5,107,774 cans of its home fleet beers at its North Dock production facility. Congrats to Aisha Drera who guessed 5,088,807 cans. Aisha is the winner of Free Dry Dock Beer For A Year! [15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO]

UllrGrass Beer Festival - There will be an outdoor beer festival this Saturday, January 31st in Parfet Park in Golden, CO from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. For $25 get unlimited samplings from your 3oz tasting glass and listen to live bands all afternoon. Buy tickets from Mountain Toad Brewing, on location at the fest or online at UllrGrass.com. Beers from over a dozen local breweries will be on tap. Wear your Viking hat! [Washington Ave & 10th St, Golden, CO]

Westminster Brewing Co - Trivia is tonight! The topic is retro video games - Atari, Nintendo, arcade games, etc. Test your knowledge and enjoy delicious Italian food from Gifs. Prizes for the top three teams. [7655 W 108th Ave, Unit 600, Westminster, CO]

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery - There's two big reasons - other than the fantastic weather - for you to stop by their taproom today: Their first beer release of 2015: Sky Pond Pale Ale! And, Sleep Tight Colorado's Four-Year Anniversary Party from 6-8pm that includes appetizers (donation suggested), a silent auction, and $1/beer sold today being donated to them! Providing sleeping bags to the homeless. Complimentary appetizers to be provided with a cash bar. Free event to attend, but a donation at the door is encouraged. [1139 20th St, Denver, CO]

River North Brewery - [PRESS RELEASE] River North to Celebrate 3rd Birthday with 17.2% Anniversary Ale Next month, River North Brewery will celebrate its third anniversary with a four-day extravaganza! Continuing in the tradition of pushing boundaries with their anniversary beers, River North’s brewers have crafted their strongest offering yet. Anniversary Ale #3, a 17.2% ABV Bière de Garde, will kick off River North’s birthday party Friday, February 13th at 1pm! “There aren’t many ways to spin this. We wanted to push our limits,” Founder and Brewmaster Matt Hess said. “Bière de Garde is such a beautiful, balanced beer style. And while Anny 3 may test the definition of balance, it’s certainly a thing of beauty.” Bursting with notes of stone fruit and complemented by undertones of anise and citrus, Anniversary Ale #3 finishes with a pleasant warming sensation. The beer will serve as the centerpiece for a weekend-long gauntlet of rare tappings. Events include: Friday, Feb 13th: Anniversary Ale #3 kickoff tapping! Both draft pours and bottles-to-go will be available starting at 1pm. Bombers will cost $15 with a half-case limit, and the beer will remain on tap all weekend. Saturday, February 14th: Side-by-side-by-side tapping of Anniversary Ales for Valentine’s Day! Anniversary #1 (12.5% Stout), Anniversary #2 (10.2% Golden Strong Ale), and Anniversary #3 kegs will all tap at 1pm. Both of the previous year’s vintages are the last keg in the brewery. Roaming Bull Brasserie, a local food truck, will also join the party. Sunday, February 15th: Cellar sale! River North will dig through their reserves and sell rare bottles from the past year, starting at 1pm. An official list and format will be released later, but look for beers from the past two years to be included. The taproom will also host a beer and donut pairing from local bakers Bronuts. Monday, February 16th: Since it’s Presidents’ Day, the taproom will open early at 1pm, and the brewery will continue to tap rare kegs throughout the day. While Anniversary Ale #3 will be on tap all weekend, River North also has a reserve of specialty kegs like Barrel Reserve 2013 & 2014, Whiskey Barrel Quandary 2013 & 2015, Big City Quad, Oud Bruin and J. Marie Barreled & Bretted. Follow the brewery on social media for tappings as they happen. Many of these kegs are the last of their kind. More bottles of Anniversary Ale #3 will hit store shelves in Colorado following the release party. The high-alcohol nature of the beer makes it ideal for aging. [2401 Blake St, Unit 1, Denver, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing - [PRESS RELEASE] Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing (CSA) had a huge 2014, growing its number of artisan beer brands to 80 and expanding its portfolio of unique ciders, as well as forging a new distribution relationship with Dallas-based Sublime Imports. Over the last year, Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing (CSA) brought in craft beers from over 10 states and 15 countries. The brands new to CSA in 2014 include: Fremont Brewing (Seattle, WA), Oakshire Brewing (Eugene, OR), Almanac Beer Company (San Francisco, CA), Breakside Brewing (Portland, OR), Jester King Brewery (Austin, TX), Westbrook Brewing (Mount Pleasant, SC), Cascade Brewing (Portland, OR), Gigantic Brewing (Portland, OR), Magnolia Brewing (San Francisco, CA), Green Bench Brewing (St. Petersburg, FL), Off Color Brewing (Chicago, IL), Against the Grain (Louisville, KY), Cambridge Brewing Company (Cambridge, MA), Brasserie Blaugies (Belgium), and Brasserie de la Senne (Belgium). Through a new distribution relationship with Sublime Imports (Dallas, TX), Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing added unique offerings from two breweries in Israel – Malka Brewery and Alexander Beer – as well as several breweries from Spain including Mateo & Bernabé and Friends, Premium Beers from Spain, and Cervezas la Cibelas. Seeing a gap in the local market, CSA made a push over the last six months to bring in artisanal ciders never before seen in Colorado. By the end of December 2014, CSA’s cider portfolio reached 12 brands, including farmhouse offerings from L'Hermitère (France), ice ciders and cider aperitifs from Eden Ice Cider Company (West Charleston, VT), as well as a still table cider from Argus Cidery (Austin, TX). Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing also added meads from Celestial Meads (Anchorage, AK) and Green River Ambrosia (Greenfield, MA) to its portfolio. At the end of the year, Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing branched out beyond the realm of fermented beverages, adding Denver-based The Real Dill’s Bloody Mary Mix to its line-up. “Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing is the accumulation of sincere interest and dedication for fermented products and hand-crafted consumables,” says CSA Buyer, André DiMattia. “With a hope of representing the craft of fellow minded creators, we at Crooked Stave Artisans wish to curate a portfolio of interesting and memorable beer, cider, mead, and spirits, as well as a range of independent Colorado businesses. Artisans distributing artisans is what we strive for at CSA and we only hope to grow that dedication in 2015.” While CSA will continue to focus on bringing exceptional beer, cider, and mead to the Denver market in 2015, the distribution company also plans to enter the wine and spirits categories. Expect offerings from Portland-based New Deal Craft Spirits including handcrafted vodka, gin and unique flavored liqueurs including coffee and ginger in the spring. CSA expects to start carrying wine from small producers and vintners in the fall of 2015.

Odyssey Beerwerks - ‪‎New Beer‬! Tapping today: Seething Cauldron Stout (on Nitro!!). They skipped the Eye of Newt in their Cauldron, but there are still some dark secrets to discover. Belgian yeast esters meet roastiness tempered with sweetness. It's also week #2 in their Odyssey Adventure Game. You have a chance to win your spot in their game on 3/3 with each beer you buy!. Winner and friends get a private party in the brewery!!
Open at 3:00pm, closing around 9:00pm. [5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, CO]

Two22 Brew - Tacos are off for another week but Spudwhackers Food Truck will be over tonight. Plus, there's trivia tonight from 6-8pm. [450 S Reservoir Rd, Centennial, CO]

Alpine Dog Brewing Co - Growlers are back! They sold out of these bad boys for a hot minute but they are available again for your beer carrying delight! [1505 Ogden St, Denver, CO]

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project - It's Tap-it Tuesday! Tonight at 6PM they're tapping a special keg of Blåbær of Love, a blueberry sour. $12 full or $4 taster. [3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO]

Former Future Brewing Co - Here is the firkin line-up for this Saturday's 1 firkin per hour Anniversary celebration. 3pm - PB&J Salted Caramel Porter. 4pm - Double Oatmeal Stout. 5pm - Grapefruit Dandyman English IPA. 6pm - Almond Chocolate Salted Caramel Porter. 7pm - Chilehouse Ultra Cream Ale. 8pm - Putin on Le Pitz Cherry Belgian Imperial Stout. 9pm - Jumpseat, a sneak peak of their next Black Project Spontaneous Ales. The anniversary celebration starts Friday from 2-11pm with the release of Cat Sabbath a 20% ABV super high gravity ale. Sunday wraps up the celebration with the release of 4 different Corvus Coffee beers. [1290 S Broadway, Denver, CO]

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Boulder County

BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats - Join in today for Tuesday All Day Happy Hour - every Tuesday. Get $3 ales, $4 wine and delicious eats. Their restaurant will be closed on Superbowl Sunday, but they will be open from 10am-2pm that day to fill growlers for the big game. You can also find bomber bottles of BRU beer in local stores. Click here for bottle locations. [5290 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO]

Großen Bart Brewery - Tonight is Ladies Night at Großen Bart Brewery. Ladies get $1 off pints from 4pm to close every Tuesday! [1025 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO]

Crystal Springs Brewing Co - Trivia Tuesday is tonight - don't miss it! Doors open at 3:00pm and the trivia starts at 6:30pm. [657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO]

Left Hand Brewing Co - Stop in the tasting room today for a brew that will brighten your Tuesday. Try their firkin of Black Jack Porter aged in rum barrels! [1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO]

Avery Brewing - Rest in Peace Avery Alley - August 1, 1993 to February 9, 2015. Join the staff in saying a bittersweet farewell to their beloved Avery Alley! Their last day of the Avery Tap Room at 5757 Arapahoe Ave. will feature live music and appearances behind bar by your favorite former Avery Tap Room employees! They will also be tapping rare beers every day from Thursday February 5th til closing day on Monday February 9th. Stay tuned for the schedule. Save the date: The Grand Opening of their new brewery at 4910 Nautilus Ct. in Boulder is February 16, 2015!

Front Range Brewing Co - Brewery news! Their building has been sold, but fear not, they have a 4 year lease and don't plan to go anywhere. They recently hired an assistant brewer. This will help them sustain their torrent pace of beer batch releases. They also have a 15 bbl tank coming in from Mark's Tanks in Oregon. There will also be some changes to their beer lineup. They'll be adding a Berliner Weisse to the mix. Also adding a rotating third IPA variant to the mix. First up will be a return of the Maintain Shadow Black IPA. There will be seasonal versions too. A Quadrupel should be coming out again in a couple weeks. This will be the last batch of that until May. Then in a couple weeks, they'll be bring their Trappers Lake Tripel - a favorite. Then on Valentine's Day they'll be doing a special chocolate pairing, including bringing out their Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout. [400 W South Boulder Rd, Lafayette, CO]

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Northern Colorado

High Hops Brewery - Get over the workweek hump this Wednesday and enjoy a pint from their weekly firkin tapping at 5pm. This week High Hops will be offering up "Old Banquet Ribbon", a crisp, refreshing lager made with locally-grown & malted barley and Cascade hops from their fields. Their next beer release will be on February 5th - Hinterwälder Lager: A lager made with locally grown grain that was malted by Hinterwälder Malting Company based in the Front Range of Colorado. Food trucks on site Wednesday through Sunday in the evenings. Plus live music on Friday & Saturday as always. [6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO]

Rally King Brewing - Progress is being made towards opening up this new brewery in Fort Collins. This week they received all of their brewing equipment. They will place this into storage until the time that their brewhouse is ready for installation. More updates on this new brewery in progress as it is announced. [Fort Collins, CO]

City Star Brewing - A reminder about tonight's Potluck Dinner in the taproom at 6:30pm. This month's theme is Italian. Bring a dish to share - the rest will be there. [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co - Join them today for Charity Tuesday. Every dollar of every pint sold goes to support Meals on Wheels. Get in there and get charitable! Also tonight is Cards Against Humanity & Wing Shack wings. Wings available all day. Cards run from 7-9pm. Learn all about your friends horrible tendencies. [242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Have you got your entry into the Chili Competition this Saturday turned in yet? Top 3 entries take home cash prizes and bragging rights. All chili styles accepted. The 3rd Annual Grimm Brothers Chili Competition takes place this Saturday, January 31st at 2:00pm. 15 competitors will square off. Cost is $15 to compete - all chili styles accepted. See taproom staff for entry form. Winners get CASH prizes. [623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

The Tavern at St. Michael's Square - Join in tonight for a Funkwerks Tap Takeover at The Tavern tonight in Greeley. If you missed out on getting a spot for the Beer Dinner tonight, don't worry. There are a couple food specials going including the Buffett burger and a chorizo, roast garlic, and portobello pizza. [2918 67th Ave, Greeley, CO]

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - This new hotspot will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 5pm this week before their official Grand Opening Saturday, January 31st at 2p. On Saturday, they will have hourly beer specials, merchandise giveaways and a pizza truck. They would love to have you join them in drinking good beer! 60 beers on tap including 6 nitro taps! [813 8th St, Greeley, CO]

Choice City Butcher & Deli - The Ratebeer Top Places To Have A Beer In the World results are in! Choice City is the #1 restaurant in Colorado for beer and top 5 restaurants for beer in the entire United States! Celebrate with them this Wednesday, January 28th for beer & slider night! Tapping Russian River's Pliny the Elder, Blind Pig, and Consecration! Every Wednesday $1 off beers and $1 specialty or classic sliders @ 5pm.

1933 Brewing Co - The staff is excited for this Thursday when Fort Collins' newest food truck will be at 1933 Brewing Company. Come try some of Austin Taco's food and sign up for open mic night. Or just come and be in the audience and enjoy. [4025 S Mason St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Loveland Aleworks - Announcing the release of their Belgian Golden Ale. It's a golden-colored Belgian Ale featuring fruity aromas, subtle spicy flavors and a clean finish. Stats: OG 1.070 / ABV 7.6% / IBU 20. Stop in soon for a taste. [118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO]

Fort Collins Brewery - Join in on Sunday, March 22nd from 3pm to 6pm for FCB's first American Homebrewers Association Rally. You'll enjoy sampling FCB beers, take home a Rally-exclusive gift from the AHA, a backstage pass to meet the brewers and AHA staff. There's also a VIP brewery tour. Mingle with local homebrewers, again they will provide beer samples. Win some great FCB shwag. Plus, an AHA chili competition. Tickets available at: www.homebrewersassociation.org. New members welcome and current members can renew! [1020 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Funkwerks - Now you can buy Deceit in 4-packs! Just in time for Double Stamp Tuesday. But six bottles or 4-packs and get one free. Deceit pairs well with half-hearted apologies. [1900 E Lincoln Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

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Mountains and West

Ska Brewing Co - [PRESS RELEASE] It’s official! Ska Brewing Company and Stone Brewing Co. will be brewing a beer together this Friday, January 30 at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station. This beer will be one of the 50 once-in-a lifetime beers available at Collaboration Fest. Collaboration Fest is the headline event of Colorado Craft Beer Week and takes place on March 21 from 3 - 7 p.m. at Sports Authority Field at Mile High (1701 Bryant St. Denver CO 80204). “Collaboration Fest is such a great event and really highlights the community within the craft beer industry,” said Dave Thibodeau, founder of Ska Brewing Company. “Ska has been working with Stone for years and being able to show off our relationship on a stage like this is the best anniversary party.” Ska and Stone’s relationship goes back more than a decade. The two breweries currently distribute each other’s beer in their home regions and have similar goals and values. When Ska asked Stone to collaborate on this beer it was an easy sell, or it may have just been a ploy to hangout with some friends at the beach. Sean McKesson, a former Stone brewer, had recently joined the Ska team and had an idea for a collaboration beer, a Tripel Tripple brewed with Bagstonge Belgian Ale yeast. Coming up with a name was easy, “The Mighty Mighty Bastogne.” The idea for this beer has been set. The next steps, brewing, will take place on a 10-barrel brewhouse located at Stone’s second restaurant and brewery in the Point Loma neighborhood of San Diego this Friday, January 30. Tickets for Collaboration Fest are on sale now at CollaborationFest.com. [225 Girard St, Durango, CO]
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