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Weekend Beer Buzz 09/07/2012

Got a big one this week.  No time for small talk.  Climb aboard.

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Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project opened their taproom this week.  You want the funk?  Chad’s got it.  I hit up the big opening day this past Wednesday to check it out.  I expected Awesome and they delivered.  More details can be found HERE.

But wait, there’s more!  I couldn’t get enough, so I went back for a second visit on Thursday afternoon.  Things had quieted down a bit since the big opening day and Chad was gracious enough to give me a tour of his new Barrel Cellar and share a look into what he has planned for Crooked Stave.  Expect a full blog with a ton of pics to go up in the next few days.  In the meantime, stop by and check out his new stomping grounds at: 1441 W 46th Ave. Unit 19, Denver, CO 80211.

Friday, September 7, 2012.

Jellyman’s got a “Mysterious” cask conditioned, wild yeast fermented, rum barrel-aged, smoked ale for this week’s Deviation release down at the Rockyard.  Mysterious might be a bit of an understatement, but as usual, I’m intrigued.

Rockyard Brewing is located at: 880 W Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80109.  303-814-9273.

Over at the Dock, they’re bringing back the Toasted Coconut Porter for Firkin Friday.

My wife’s allergic to coconuts, but still can’t turn this beer down.  Break out the Benadryl and head over for the release at 3 PM.  Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014.  303-400-5606.

I’m happy to announce that Yak & Yeti in Arvada has been added to our list of supporters.  I spent an afternoon this week with Head Brewer Adam Draeger getting the full tour and plenty of samplers. He’s brewing up some tasty treats over there.

This Friday at 4 PM, he’s releasing a Brown Rice and Honey Ale, brewed with 60 lbs of clover honey and 60 lbs of brown rice.  He also still has a bit of his 8.2% LoonyToon Tripel, brewed with a strain of yeast from Unibroue and if you’re lucky, maybe he’ll still be pouring his refreshing Watermelon Wheat.  Today was my first visit to his brewery, but it won’t be my last.  Yak & Yeti is located at: 7803 Ralston Rd, Arvada, CO 80002.  303-431-9000.

Brew At The Zoo is back at the Denver Zoo for its’ 15th year.  This year, more than 40 breweries will be pouring including Copper Kettle Brewing Company, Great Divide Brewing, Strange Brewing and River North Brewery.

The $70 price tag not only gets you beer, but food from a variety of great restaurants from Euclid Hall to Vine Street Pub.  Proceeds go to charity.  Tickets information and more details can be found HERE.

Saturday, September 8, 2012.

Hop Head Unite!  Avery’s Inaugural IPA Festival is ready to blow your palate on Saturday afternoon with their IPA’s, Double IPA’s, Triple IPA’s, Sextuplet IPA’s.  Wait, what?!?  One can dream right?

Hop bombs for my mouth.  I’m in, what about you?  How has this not sold out yet?  Here’s a tentative beer list:

AC Golden- IPL
AC Golden- Double IPA
Alpine- Exponential Hoppiness
Arvada Beer- Goldline IPA
Arvada Beer- Arvada Pride Double IPA
Asher- Greenade Double IPA
Avery Brewing- Summer’s Day IPA
Avery Brewing- duganA
Avery Brewing- Double dry-hopped duganA
Avery Brewing- Double dry-hopped Maharaja
Avery Brewing- Ale to the Chief
Avery Brewing- Double dry-hopped Ale to the Chief
Avery Brewing- Avery IPA
Avery Brewing- Centennial and Cascade dry-hopped IPA
Big Choice Brewing- Hemlock Double IPA
Big Choice Brewing- Type III IPA
Bootstrap Brewing- Insane Rush
Boston Beer Co.- Dark Depths
Boston Beer Co.- Tasman Red
Boston Beer Co.- Whitewater IPA
Boston Beer Co.- Latitude 48
Boulder Beer Co.- Mojo
Boulder Beer Co.- Champagne Mojo
Boulevard Brewing- Double-Wide IPA
Breckenridge Brewery- 471 Double IPA
Breckenridge Brewery- Lucky U IPA
Brewery Ommegang- BPA
Bristol Brewing- Compass IPA
Cigar City- Jai Alai
Cigar City- Jai Alai aged on White Oak
COOP Ale Works- F5 IPA
COOP Ale Works- Orange Blossom Double IPA
Crazy Mountain- Hookiebobb IPA
Dogfish Head- 120 Minute IPA
Dry Dock Brewing- Dry Dock Double IPA
Epic Brewing- Hopulent IPA
Epic Brewing- Imperial IPA
Fate Brewing- Evolution
Firestone Walker- Union Jack IPA
Firestone Walker- Double Jack
Firestone Walker- Wookey Jack Unfiltered Black Rye IPA
Funkwerks- Belgian IPA
Golden City- Evolution IPA
Golden Road- Point the Way IPA
Grand Teton Brewing- Lost Continent Double IPA
Gravity Brewing- Acceleration Double IPA
Great Divide- Titan IPA
Great Divide- Rumble
Great Divide- Hercules Double IPA
Left Hand- 400 Pound Monkey
Mountain Sun- Vagabond
Nebraska Brewing- Romancing the Cone
Nebraska Brewing- Hop God
New Belgium- Super
New Belgium- Ranger IPA
New Belgium- Belgo
Odell Brewing Co.- Odell American Style IPA
Odell Brewing Co,- Myrcenary
Oskar Blues- Deviant Dale’s IPA
Oskar Blues- Double dry-hopped Deviant Dale’s IPA
Oskar Blues- Barrel Aged Gubna
Oskar Blues- Homeskillet Black IPA
Pizza Port Ocean Beach- Retox
Pizza Port Carlsbad- Delusions of Grandeur
Pizza Port San Clemente- Nose Rider Double IPA
Port Brewing- Hop 15
Redstone Meadery- Nectar of the Hops
Renegade Brewing- Ryeteous
Renegade Brewing- Elevation
Santa Fe- Happy Camper
Ska Brewing- Modus Hoperandi
Ska Brewing- Decadent
Stone Brewing- Stone 16th Anniversary Double IPA
Stone Brewing- Sublimely Self Righteous
Strange Brewing- IPAphany IPA
Strange Brewing- Z.O.R.A Rosemary Pale
The Fort Collins Brewery- The Incredible Hop Rye Imperial IPA
The Fort Collins Brewery- Rocky Mountain IPA
Twisted Pine- Hoppy Boy IPA
Twisted Pine- Hoppy Girl IPA
Twisted Pine- Hoppy Knight
Two Brothers Brewing- Outlaw IPA
Upslope- Upslope IPA
Upslope- Rye IPA
Upslope- Double IPA
Victory Brewing- Hopdevil
Victory Brewing- Hop Wallop
Victory Brewing- Ranch Double IPA
Wynkoop- Belgorado

Grab a ticket HERE and come on out for the fun, which runs from noon – 5 PM.  Avery Brewing is located at: 5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303.

 

So we’ve got an IPA Festival scheduled for Saturday, which is also Sour Beer Day!  That’s right, Saturday is Sour Beer Day!  Hmmmm….  I like it.  All hail beer!  God Bless Sour Beers.  Maybe I’ll raise a glass when I get home from the IPA Fest.  I could use a good reason to pop some Cantillon, Cascade, Crooked Stave or some other great sour beer brought to us by the letter “C”.

Odell Brewing is embracing the spirit of Sour Beer Day by releasing The Meddler, a barrel aged Oud Bruin ale.

This beauty was aged for more than 18 months with Lactobacillus and Brettanomyces yeasts. Looking forward to tracking some bottles down.  Keep your eyes peeled peeps!  750mL bottles will be released in the tap room at 4 PM.  Odell Brewing is located at: 800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524.  970-498-9070.

There’s a new brewery opening their doors today!  (I love typing that line).  Gravity Brewing in Louisville, CO is having their Grand Opening on Saturday from 2 – 10 PM.

Gravity as in high gravity beers.  Cheers to that!  On Saturday, they’ll be pouring: Belgian Wit, Belgian Abbey, Belgian Blonde, Double IPA and Imperial Stout.

Stop by and visit the tasting room and enjoy a little bubble hockey or ping pong.  The weather should be cooperating if you want to hang out in the beer garden and enjoy a little horseshoe action. Gravity Brewing is located at: 1150 Pine St. Unit B, Louisville, CO 80027.  303-544-0746.

Don’t forget about our friends on the radio.  Turk and The Gubna from the Colorado Craft Beer Show will be at New Belgium’s Tour de Fat over at City Park in Denver.

Grab your bike and a costume and head over for the parade of bikes and beer.  Can’t make it out? Tune into the show on AM 760 at noon and listen in live.

There you have it!  Another beer-packed weekend is waiting for you.  Go get it!

Cheers!

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