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Weekend Beer Buzz 08/09/2012

After spending nearly two weeks visiting family and friends back on the east coast, I’m back home and ready to give you a full dose of your weekend beer news.  To tell you the truth, it’s a little quiet this week, but there’s still several great events to talk about.

Just talked to Jellyman down at the Rockyard.  So, last Friday’s scheduled Deviation, which was a French Oak Aged Belgian Triple, will in fact be tapped THIS Friday instead.

He’s calling it “Monk With A Woody” and describes it as “fruity and tart, with a strong oak presence”. Rockyard Brewing is located at: 880 Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80109.

Happy Birthday to the Denver Beer Co!  They’re celebrating their 1st Anniversary by closing the street and hosting a huge bash on Saturday, August 11th from 2 – 9 PM.

Look for a dozen beers to be on tap, including a limited run of Imperial Graham Cracker Porter.  Some of Denver’s top food trucks will be out as well, including The Uber Sausage and Basic Kneads Pizza.  Hang out and listen to some live, local music too.  Best of all, it’s FREE!  Just show up, hang out, celebrate, ride your bike or grab a cab.  Should be a great time.  Denver Beer Co. is located at: 1695 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202.  303-433-2739.

Loveland Aleworks will have their Grand Opening this weekend.  They’ve been open for about a month and have been very well received.

They’ve got 8 beers ready for you, including an IPA, Saison and an Imperial Stout that will be tapped for the first time this weekend.  They plan to keep 10 beers on tap once they’re able to fill all the tap lines.  Dave, over at Fermentedly Challenged was able to get a look inside the brewery and tasting room before their opening.  Check out his post HERE.  Loveland Aleworks is located at: 118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO 80537.  970-619-8726.

Over in Aurora, Dry Dock Brewing will be hosting their 1st Annual PIE-A-PALOOZA on Sunday, August 12th!  This is something new on the calendar this year, but if it’s anything like their Chili Cook-Off, it’ll be a great time.  This is set up as a pie competition, with four categories: Berry, Creamy, Fruit and Savory / Nut.  Competitors will get to choose a Dry Dock beer to pair their pie with.  Judging will be held in the barrel room at 12:30 PM and winners will be announced at 2 PM.  E-mail: Pies@DryDockBrewing.com to get your pie entered.

If I were any sort of baker, I’d be all over this.  If you’ve got some cooking skills, then be sure to give it a shot.  Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014.  303-400-5606.

The Bull & Bush Brewery is turning 41 this summer!  That’s insane!  I LOVE IT!  Cheers guys!

To commemorate this glorious occasion, they’re hosting “41 Beers in 41 Days”.  They’ll be releasing a new beer every day for 41 days and the full schedule can be found HERE.  They make some amazing beers and I’m drooling at some of the beers scheduled to be tapped.  From their own Legend of the Liquid Brain to guest kegs like J.W. Lees Harvest Ale, you can’t go wrong!  Cruise in and raise a celebratory pint.  Bull & Bush Brewery is located at: 4700 Cherry Creek South, Denver, CO 80246.  303-759-0092.

Lastly, just a sneak peek into next week.  The Royal Hilltop in Aurora will be tapping a keg of Pliny the Elder.  This is one of the best, if not THE best IPA on the planet.  I love this beer and I’m pretty excited to see it getting tapped so close to mi casa.

The lupulins will be flowing on Tuesday, August 14th at 7 PM.  Sadly, I can’t make it, but you fellow hop freaks better save me some!  I’ll be stopping by on Wednesday and I hope there’s a snifter or three left for me.  The Royal Hilltop is located at: 18581 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80013.

That’s it ladies and gents!  Enjoy your weekend!

Cheers!

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