Weekend Beer Buzz 07/05/12
Hey everybody! Hope you had a fun and safe Independence Day. I know many of you are probably taking advantage of the mid-week holiday and enjoying a nice, loooong weekend. Many of my favorite breweries either closed early or were closed all together on the 4th, but are gearing up for a busy weekend. You ready?
Kick it off over at Dry Dock Brewing for their weekly Firkin Friday. This week’s release is a Kona Coffee Milk Stout.
Dry Dock’s Milk Stout is solid and I know Walt worked some magic with this coffee’d version. I’m going to try to hit this one up and so should you. Tapping is at 3 PM. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.
Breckenridge Brewery is turning 22 this weekend! Wow! There’s not too many craft breweries that have been pumping out beer for 22 years. Congrats guys! To celebrate, there’s a Pig Roast / Concert / Beer Drinkin’ Throwdown on Saturday, July 7th from 11 AM – 6 PM.
The Colorado Craft Beer Show will be broadcasting live from Breck’s Anniversary Party.
Turk will have Tebo sitting in for The Gubna again this week. Plan on lots of updates from the Breckenridge crew, plus visits with Brian O’Connell from Renegade Brewing, Boone from Bristol Brewing and Virgil from Illegal Pete’s. The show airs live on AM 760 from noon – 2 PM. Breckenridge Brewery is located at: 471 S Kalamath St, Denver, CO 80204. 800-328-6723.
Over on the FM side, American Craft Beer Radio, will be broadcasting live from Backcountry Pizza and Tap House up in Boulder, CO. Gary V will be hittin’ the waves on Saturday at noon. Keep your ear on 102.3 FM for giveaways and beer news. If you can make it over to Backcountry, they’ll treat you to happy hour pricing from 11-2.
Backcountry Pizza and Tap House is located at: 2319 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302. 303-449-4285.
Copper Kettle Brewing is releasing another round of deliciousness this weekend. This Saturday, July 7th, the tap lines will be graced with this year’s batch of German Altbier. A nice blend of malt and hops round out this highly drinkable, German-style brew.
They’ll be joined by Reetz Treats at 5 PM, who’ll be bringing an assortment of sweet, yummy morsels to pair with this and other Copper Kettle beers. The tapping is at noon. Copper Kettle is located at: 1338 S Valentia St #100, Denver, CO 80247. 720-443-CKBC.
Up in Boulder, Twisted Pine is ready to release the next installment in their Artisan Ale Series. For July, they’re releasing Hoppy Girl, an 8% ABV, 70 IBU, IPA infused with hibiscus and jasmine. 750’s will go on sale at the brewery on Saturday, July 7th from noon – 9 PM.
Kate Medlin, who designed the label art, will be on hand to sign bottles. Twisted Pine Brewing is located at: 3201 Walnut St. Ste A, Boulder, CO 80301. 303-786-9270.
Sour Freaks, listen up! It’s Sour Month over at the Rackhouse Pub. This week will see Dry Dock’s Apricot Sour and Grand Teton’s Snarling Badger (Berliner Weisse) hitting the tap lines. Looking towards next week, keep an eye out for AC Golden’s Rackhouse Blend and Dry Hopped Sour, Avery Immitis and Crooked Stave’s Petite Sour.
There’s a lot of special sour treats to watch for over at the Rackhouse Pub in July. This event runs all month long and I’ll keep you updated with everything they’ll be putting on the tap lines. Rackhouse Pub is located at: 208 S Kalamath St, Denver, CO 80223. 720-570-7824.
TRVE Brewing picked up a Buffalo Trace barrel earlier this week.
A hint of things to come? They must have gotten smoked on their opening week, as they had to close for a few days to catch up and make more beer. Don’t worry, they’ll be ready for you this weekend. TRVE Brewing is located at: 227 Broadway #101, Denver, CO 80203. 303-351-1021.
Lastly, Prost brewed their first batch of beer this week! Bill brewed up his Weißbier on Tuesday.
Still no firm opening date, but they’re getting closer. Prost Brewing is located at: 2540 19th St, Denver, CO 80211.
That’s all I got! Hope you guys get out and try some great beer this weekend. Click “Like” on our Facebook page to stay up-to-date on all the latest updates, events and beer news in Colorado and around the globe.