Yeah, it’s cold out. Yeah, it’s snowing. What of it? It is winter after all. Don’t let the weather get you down. We’ve got plenty of big ol’ brews to warm you up this weekend. Coffee? Check. Bacon? Check. Coffee Bacon Beer? Check. Triple IPA? Check.
Let’s do this.
Thursday, February 21st, 2013
Sour freaks, listen up! Oregon’s Cascade Brewing will release 2012 bottles of The Vine at 5:30 PM MST on Thursday. Click HERE to place an order through their website.
The Vine is a delicious blend of oak aged blond ales that were aged on pressed grapes. Bottles will sell for $20 / 750 mL. Vlad the Imp Aler, Blueberry, Apricot and other bottles are also currently for sale. Get on over there and grab some before they’re gone.
Crooked Stave bottled their Provision Saison earlier this month. Stop by the tasting room for a beer or two (or three) and take some bottles home.
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project is located at: 1441 W 46th Ave, Unit 19, Denver, CO 80211. 720-508-3292.
Yak & Yeti Head Brewer Adam Draegr will replace Red Hots Wheat with Very Berry Stout tomorrow. Here’s the rest of the current lineup.
Yak & Yeti is located at: 7803 Ralston Rd, Arvada, CO 80002. 303-431-9000.
Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Down at Rockyard Brewing in Castle Rock, Jellyman’s mixing things up a bit for this week’s Deviation. He’s announcing “Jellyman’s Mystery Deviation Contest”, which will begin this week and going forward, will run on the last Friday of each month. Beer fans will have the opportunity to evaluate and critique his Deviation based on aroma, appearance and taste via entry sheets at each table. The brewers will gather the entries and announce a winner on the Monday following the release. Jim will pick the winner for most accurate and Jellyman will pick the winner for most creative. Winners will receive Rockyard gift cards.
This week’s release is called “Dogleg”. Stop by and put your palate to the test. Tapping at 4 PM. Rockyard Brewing is located at: 880 W Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80109. 303-814-9273.
Dry Dock’s whipped up a Simcoe and Amarillo Dry-Hopped Black IPA for Firkin Friday.
Tapping at 3 PM. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.
Congrats to PJ and the rest of the peeps over at Denver Off The Wagon on their 2nd Anniversary.
To celebrate, they’ve brewed a beer with the Denver Beer Co. Swing by on Friday at 4:30 PM to try their Dubbel Entendre, a Belgian Dubbel brewed with Belgian malts, plenty of Belgian candi sugar and fermented with an Abbey yeast. Denver Beer Co is located at: 1695 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202.
Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
So much to talk about on Saturday. Where to begin???
Start your day with coffee, beer and bacon. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Denver Beer Co. is back with the 2nd Annual Beer, Bacon & Coffee Fest. For $30, you get a breakfast burrito from Chile Billy, coffee from Coda Coffee, all you can eat bacon from Denver Bacon Co. and a coffee mug to drink up all the coffee brews you can handle.
Here’s the list:
Swineheitsgebot: Rauchbier aged on Denver Bacon Co. bacon
Red Eye: Rauchbier aged on black & red chipotle chiles
Kenya Karitina: Coda oatmeal coffee stout
Rwanda Abakundakawa: Coda coffee stout
Cascara IPA: Hoppy American IPA aged on dried coffee bean fruit
Firkin: Denver Breakfast Stout – chocolate espresso stout
Firkin: Belgian Breakfast Ale – Belgian pale ale with apricots, blueberries, & spices
Red Beer: spicy bloody amber ale
The fest runs from 9 AM – noon, but be sure to call the brewery in advance to reserve a spot. 303-433-2739. Denver Beer Co. is located at: 1695 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202.
Over at Falling Rock Tap House, they’ve got two kegs of Pliny the Younger ready to go for this weekend. The Saturday tapping will be at 12:30 PM. The Sunday tapping will be at 1 PM. Doors open at 11 AM and tickets will be handed out as people arrive. More details and the entire Falling Rock update can be found HERE.
The Wynkoop will host the 17th Annual Beerdrinker of the Year National Finals on Saturday at 2 PM.
The three beer geek finalists will be judged by a panel of past Beerdrinker of the Year winners and guest judges Kyle Clark, beer lover from Channel 9 News, and Ginger Johnson, founder of Women Enjoying Beer. The 2013 Beerdrinker of the Year will receive $250 worth of free beer at their home bar or brewery, free beer for life at Wynkoop and unparalleled bragging rights. This fun and unique event is free and open for all to come and enjoy. Wynkoop Brewing is located at: 1634 18th St, Denver, CO 80202. 303-297-2700.
It’s “Littlest Big Beer Fest” time again at Hops & Pie. This month, the featured brewery is Firestone Walker.
Sucaba and XVI! Are you kidding me? Don’t miss this. Tappings begin at noon. Hops & Pie is located at: 3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212. 303-477-7000.
Beer freaks down South need to get over to Bristol Brewing in Colorado Springs for the 9th Annual Firkin Rendezvous. This annual fundraiser for the Colorado Brewers Guild will showcase firkins from 25 Colorado breweries including Great Divide, Odell, Dry Dock, Prost, Elevation and Three Barrel.
Doors open at 1 PM for VIP and 2 PM for general admission. Tickets are $50 and $35 respectively, which covers food, beer and tasting glass. Bristol Brewing is located at: 1647 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80905. 719-633-2555.
Our friends on the airwaves will be “working” hard to bring you the latest and greatest in Colorado brew news. This week, the Colorado Craft Beer Show is on location at Arvada Beer Co. They’ll be chatting with guests from Firestone Walker and Uinta Brewing.
Check ’em out on AM 760 from noon – 2 PM. Better yet, get over to Arvada Beer and listen to the show live. Arvada Beer is located at: 5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80002. 303-467-2337.
Sunday, February 24th, 2013
Falling Rock Tap House will tap their final keg of Pliny the Younger on Sunday at 1 PM. Details are above and HERE.
Up in Boulder, Backcountry Pizza and Tap House will tap their keg of Pliny the Younger at 11 AM. Pours will be sold for $9 / 10 oz.
Backcountry Pizza and Tap House is located at: 2319 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302. 303-449-4285.
Monday, February 25th, 2013
Our last Pliny the Younger tapping for the weekend comes from the good people over at Cheeky Monk in Denver.
They’ll be tapping one of their two kegs of this heavenly nectar at 6:30 PM. $10 / glass. If you’re not early, then you’re late. The Cheeky Monk is located at: 534 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203. 303-861-0347.
Other Brew News
Just a few bits of brew news to close out this week’s beer buzz. Jim Koch over at Samuel Adams announced they’ll begin canning this summer.
Once upon a time, all the way back in 2004, Koch said “Beer shall be offered in bottles, not cans”. My how times have changed. No worries. I love cans and don’t mind seeing Sam Adams get in on the action.
A little closer to home, Odell has announced Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA.
Pinch me, because I must be dreaming. Brewed with 2,000 lbs of pureed Colorado peaches, this is sure to be magical, wish granting unicorns in a bottle. No word on a release date yet, but you know we’ll keep you posted on when you can expect 750 mL bottles to hit the shelves.
Colorado’s lady brewers are collaborating on a special brew to be released during Colorado Craft Beer Week in March. Over at the Westword, Jonathan Shikes has all the details in his article about the Belgian Pale Ale they’ll be brewing up next week at the Wynkoop.
Lastly, Bill Eye’s here with his weekly terminology lesson.
Prost Brewing is located at: Prost Brewing is located at: 2540 19th St, Denver, CO 80211. 303-729-1175.
We’ll be working on a little makeover and doing some maintenance on the site this weekend. I want to apologize in advance for any outages we might experience. Our team of skilled experts are working hard to make improvements and fine tune a few things just for you. (It’s also a great excuse to gather some friends and open some nice brews.)
Otherwise, that’s it for this round. Have fun this weekend you little Younger freaks.
Well, we survived the “apocalypse”. Good job people. I’m proud of you.
We went from “the end of the world” right into “the most wonderful time of the year”. Yep, Christmas is here. I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday. Did you see our recent post about some of the more complex and unique Christmas brews on the market? Be sure to check it out HERE and feel free to share your favorites on our Facebook page.
It’s a pretty quiet week in the world of beer. I’m off work for a few days, so it’ll be a quick update. After all, I’ve got pirate ships and talking puppies to play with.
Friday, December 28th, 2012
Down at Rockyard Brewing in Castle Rock, Jellyman’s releasing “Ball Dropper” for this week’s Deviation. This is an Eis’d Belgian Red Dark Strong. Jellyman describes this as “truly a fine ale for a world that was supposed to END! 11% ABV. Think dark fruit and molasses meets good ole funk!”
Tapping at 4 PM. Rockyard Brewing is located at: 880 W Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80109. 303-814-9273.
Dry Dock Brewing has a Raspberry Brown Ale ready to roll out for Firkin Friday.
Head over and grab a pint at 3 PM & 7 PM. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.
Saturday, December 29th, 2012
Turk and the Gubna will be broadcasting live from Arvada Beer on Saturday. That’s right, stop by for a pint and catch the Colorado Craft Beer Show for their monthly broadcast in old town Arvada.
Even if you can’t make it out to Arvada Beer for the live broadcast, be sure to tune into AM760 at noon to catch all the latest brew news. Arvada Beer is located at: 5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80002. 303-467-2337.
Over on the FM side, Gary V’s back with American Craft Beer Radio.
He’ll be broadcasting live on Saturday at noon from the Dry Dock Brewing Company in their barrel room. Tune into 102.3 FM at noon to get the latest updates in the world of craft beer. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.
Copper Kettle Brewing Company’s releasing their Winter Spiced Ale on Saturday at noon.
Guess two out of the three spices used in the recipe and you’ll win a free growler! Copper Kettle Brewing Company is located at: 1338 S Valentia St #100, Denver, CO 80247. 720-443-CKBC.
Monday, December 31st, 2012
Denver’s Renegade Brewing will tap their Black Gold on New Year’s Eve at 6 PM.
This is the annual release of their peanut butter stout. Don’t miss out on this tasty, sweet stout. Tapping’s at 6 PM. Renegade Brewing is located at: 925 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80204. 720-401-4089.
Prost Brewing’s having a New Year’s Eve Party. For $23.15, you’ll get plenty of Prost Bier, a toast at midnight, German buffet and party favors.
The party starts at 7 PM. Prost Brewing is located at: 2540 19th Ave, Denver, CO 80211. 303-729-1175.
Just down the street, Denver Beer Co. has their own New Year’s shindig planned.
They’ll have plenty of tasty brews flowin’ along with a firkin of Chocolate Graham Cracker Porter at midnight. Denver Beer Co. is located at: 1695 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202. 303-433-2739.
We’ve got some great new brews hitting right now. This week we had Elevation’s Downpour Imperial Red Ale show up in the Denver area.
This is a 7.5% ABV hop-forward red.
Also hitting right now is Ska’s Vinifera Stout.
Vinifera Stout is an 8% ABV, oak aged foreign style stout brewed with Malbec grapes.
That’s it for the Weekend Beer Buzz. Have a great weekend and be safe on New Year’s Eve.
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!
It’s that time again and I’ve got some great events to share with you. This weekend will be delicious! Guaranteed! We’ve been having a little fun this week, with some “on-location” blogging.
This week we’re coming to you all the way from upstate New York! Today we sat at beautiful Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY, as they prepped for their annual Belgium Comes To Cooperstown Beer Festival.
Yeah, it’s a brewtal life…
But, we still managed to get your weekly news together for you. Start your weekend down in Castle Rock, CO at Rockyard Brewing. Friday’s at 4 PM is reserved for the Jellyman’s Deviations, which gives brewer Kjell aka Jellyman, a chance to get crazy and creative with some special one-off batches of beer.
This week he’s releasing “Smokey Treat”, a hand smoked Vienna malt ale. Jellyman describes this as low hops, mid smokiness, with an acidic twang. Rockyard Brewing is located at: 880 Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80109. 303-814-9273.
There’s one event this weekend that you MUST attend. Get your tail over to Parry’s Pizza in Highlands Ranch, CO for the Dogfish Head Event on Saturday, July 28th.
This is the very definition of “BREWtally Insane”! When’s the last time you saw 4 or 5 Dogfish beers on tap? You’re still scratching your head aren’t you?!? Well, Parry’s is bringing you 16!!! Six-freakin’-teen taps of Dogfish gloriousness! 90 min? mmhmm. 120 min? check. How about Noble Rot, Festina Peche, Burton Baton, Red and White, Aprihop? Yep, all those too! Did I mention Midas Touch, Sah’tea, Saison du BUFF, Namaste, Ta Henket and more!
This is big peeps. BIG! David Parry has been saving, stock piling, collecting, begging for and hoarding all these kegs for the past few months and now he’s ready to share them this weekend. The food is great, the beer is great, the staff is great. Get to Parry’s and be great too. Parry’s Pizza is located at: 9567 S University Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126. 303-683-0600.
A few weeks ago, I joined up with American Craft Beer Radio with a little contest to give away a pair of tickets to Kyle’s Brew Fest over at Boulder Beer Co. One of our readers will be hitting this up and enjoying the sunshine on Saturday. Kyle Hollingsworth from the String Cheese Incident hosts this event, which is now entering its’ third year.
The $25 ticket includes a pint glass, access to 60+ beers from 30+ breweries, live music, food and more.
I also hear that American Craft Beer Radio will be broadcasting live from the event at noon. Tune into the show on 102.3 FM and see what’s going on in the world of beer.
Boulder Beer Co. is located at: 2880 Wilderness Place, Boulder, CO 80301. 3003-444-8448.
Turk and The Gubna will be broadcasting live from Arvada Beer on Saturday, July 28th at noon.
Arvada Beer recently tapped a Belgian Golden Strong Ale called Mannekin Pis, yep, named after the little pee boy statue in Belgium. The beer was brewed for their neighbors, Mannekin Frites, the frite masters who are celebrating their 1-year anniversary. Stop by for the live show, grab some delicious grub from Mannekin Frites and enjoy Arvada Beer. Arvada is a great little town and a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Arvada Beer is located at: 5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80002. 303-467-2337.
Over in Parker, CO, Elk Mountain Brewing is turning 2! Stop by the brewery on Saturday, July 28th and help them celebrate with a free BBQ, live music, special tappings and give-aways throughout the day. The party starts at noon and runs all day.
Elk Mountain Brewing is located at: 18921 E Plaza Dr, Parker, CO 80134. 303-805-2739.
Denver Beer Co. is teaming up with Maple Street Pie Company on Saturday, July 28th for a Pies and Pints Festival. Tickets ($10 at the door) will get you three pie and beer tasters. The pairings are: Key Lime Pie & Kaffir Lime Wheat; Apricot Peach Pie & Tart Apricot Ale; Mexican Chocolate Pie & Chili Stout.
The fun runs from 1 – 5 PM, with a pie eating contest at 3 PM. Denver Beer Co. is located at: 1695 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202. 303-433-2739.
Hope you can find something to feed your inner beer monster this weekend (like Parry’s Dogfish Event). Because we live in a town full of great beer happenings and there’s always something worth checking out (like Parry’s Dogfish Event). With new beers hitting the market and tappings all the time, you’re sure to find something that’s right up your alley (like Parry’s Dogfish Event). No, I don’t work for Parry’s… I’m just trying to steer you towards beer bliss. Honestly, there’s a lot of great events this weekend (like Parry’s Dogfish Event) and you’ve got plenty of great ones to pick from (like Parry’s Dogfish Event). Get out there (to Parry’s), have fun, get a designated driver or taxi and tip your servers.
In the meantime, I’m going to kick back and take in the view from here. Aaaaah, time for another…
Another full weekend lies ahead. You ready?
Friday the 13th got you freaked out? Grab your ugliest Christmas sweater and head over to the Denver Beer Co. for Christmas in July! At 1 PM, they’ll be tapping a special “Christmas-spiced” firkin. Stick around for music, food and a special appearance by Mr. Claus himself. The fun runs until 5 PM and is sure to chase those Friday the 13th blues away.
Don’t forget Firkin Friday over at Dry Dock Brewing in Aurora, CO. This week’s release is a Black Cherry Saison. Sounds delish. I made it out last week for the Kona Coffee Milk Stout, which was really, really tasty. It was like sipping a nice, iced coffee. Another great creation by their Firkin Freak Walt.
Anyway, head over to the Dock at 3 PM on Friday, July 13th to give the Black Cherry Saison a try or two or three… Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.
Parry’s Pizza in Highlands Ranch, CO is gearing up for another Tap Takeover on Saturday, July 14th. This time they’re joining forces with New Belgium Brewing to bring fans a slew of tasty brews, many of which haven’t been available in months. Look for a variety of beers from the Lips Of Faith series, including Tart Lychee, Cocoa Mole, Biere de Mars, Fall Wild, La Folie, Brett Beer (collaboration w/ Lost Abbey. Read further down on how to win a bottle.) and more!
This ain’t your local Old Chicago! Parry’s Pizza combines great food with one of the best tap lists in the Denver area. If you’re able to make it over to Parry’s in the near future, try to bring some items to donate, as they’re collecting a variety of goods for victims of the Waldo Canyon Fire. More details and a list of items you can donate, can be found on the Parry’s Pizza Facebook Page. Parry’s Pizza is located at: 9567 S University Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126. 303-683-0600.
If you’re able to visit Parry’s between noon and 2 PM on Saturday, you’ll be able to hang with Turk and The Gubna from the Colorado Craft Beer Show. The guys will be broadcasting live from the event on AM 760.
Over on the FM side, American Craft Beer Radio will be broadcasting live from the Colorado Brewers Rendezvous down in Salida, CO on Saturday, July 14th.
Gary V will be hitting the airwaves on 104.3 FM at noon in Riverside Park in Salida, CO. The Colorado Brewers Rendezvous will feature more than 60 Colorado breweries and runs from 1 PM – 5 PM. Tickets are $35 and covers beer samples, local music and root beer for the kids and DD’s. I really wanted to attend this year, but it wasn’t meant to be. Looks like it’ll be a blast though! Have fun guys!
Twisted Pine Brewing, in Boulder, CO, is gearing up for their 17th Anniversary Party on Saturday, July 14th.
Plenty of great food, music and of course, tasty beers, will be there for you to enjoy from 2 PM – 7 PM. Tickets are only $25. Congrats on 17 years! Twisted Pine Brewing is located at: 3201 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80301. 303-786-9270.
And yet ANOTHER Beer Festival is lined up for this weekend up in Breckenridge, CO. That’s 3 this weekend, for those of you keeping score at home. Main Street Station will be hosting the Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival on Saturday, July 14th from 1 PM – 6 PM.
25 Breweries will be pouring this year, including several out-of-state breweries such as Alaskan, Stone and Boulevard. Of course, a variety of great breweries from CO will be on hand as well. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Click here for more info.
Here at Brewtally Insane, we hit the Spring Breceknridge Beer Festival and it was an absolute blast! There’s a review and a ton of pics HERE. You’re probably not going to find any crazy, rare, sour, barrel-aged brews at this one, but you’ll definitely be treated to a solid lineup from quite a few of your favorite breweries.
Sour Month rolls on at the Rackhouse Pub. Scheduled to be tapped this weekend is Avery – Immitis, Crooked Stave – Petite Sour and AC Golden – Dry Hopped Sour. Looking towards next week, the tap lines will see New Belgium – Tart Lychee, Great Divide – Bretty Yeti and more!
The Rackhouse Pub is located at: 208 S Kalamath St, Denver, CO 80223. 720-507-7824.
While we’re talking sours, on Saturday, July 14th, AC Golden will be releasing Kriek, the latest installment in their Hidden Barrel Collection. This is being sold exclusively through Mile High Wine and Spirits in Lakewood, CO.
Sales will begin at the store and over the phone at 3 PM, with a 1-bottle limit. If you can make it to the store, an AC Golden rep will be on-hand to answer questions and pour samples. I fought my way through the phone lines for the Apricot and Peche release a few weeks ago. These beers are delish and worth checking out. Mile High Wine and Spirits is located at: 435 S Vance St, Lakewood, CO 80226. 303-936-0272.
Lastly, the Brewtally Insane Facebook Page is nearing 100 “likes”. I’ve got a special New Belgium Lips of Faith & globe glass combo giveaway for that lucky 100th person.
So if you haven’t already done so, head over there and “Like” us today! Win free beer, while staying up to date on the latest happenings in the beer world. Win, Win!
Have a great weekend!
Sorry for the lengthy delay in posts. I haven’t even had a chance to hit the latest news on the Facebook page… I caught some sort of funk and it’s been a rough week. I’m finally starting to feel better and just in time for your weekend beer buzz update!
Hope you were able to get out and enjoy Craft Beer Week. I wrapped things up by attending the inaugural Taste of Tipsy’s beer festival. Great event, despite the cool, wet weather. Saw a lot of good friends and fellow beer geeks and got to try some awesome beers. I’ll post some pics at the end if you’d like to see more.
Later that night, I had the opportunity to have dinner at Parry’s Pizza and attend the Odell’s Tap Takeover. Man, they make some great food over there and the beer was obviously awesome! Great event guys! Looking forward to the next one.
Still looking for an Odell fix? Then head up to Fort Collins on Saturday, May 26th for the annual Odell Small Batch Festival. This is a great chance to try some of their unique and tasty one-offs like Wooden Elephant Oak Aged IPA and Footloose Golden Sour. The party runs from 3 PM – 7 PM and beers costs $4 / each. Click HERE for a beer list and all the details.
Grimm Brothers is going to be hosting their Maifest on Saturday, May 26th at noon. This is a family friendly event that will feature the release of Little Farmer Maibock. They’ll have food, music and games for the kids. Grimm Brothers is located at: 632 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO 80537. 970-624-6045.
Copper Kettle Brewing is set to release this year’s batch of Summer Ale on Saturday, May 26th. This light, refreshing Wit is brewed with coriander and orange peel. The tapping begins at noon, followed by a visit by the Uber Sausage food truck and live music at 5 PM. Copper Kettle Brewing is located at: 1338 S Valentia St #100, Denver, CO 80247. 720-443-CKBC.
The Denver Beer Company always seems to have something interesting on tap. This week’s lineup is no exception. They’ve got their delicious Graham Cracker Porter back on tap, along with Kaffir Lime Wheat, Misseur Flaneur Saison, Holy Cow Milk Stout, Centennial DIPA and more! They’re also in the process of brewing a Raspberry Kolsch. Sounds awesome for those upcoming warm days of summer. Denver Beer Company is located at: 1695 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202. 303-433-2739. Here’s the latest list:
And don’t forget about Dry Dock’s Firkin Friday release. On Friday, May 25th, they’ll be pouring a Dry-Hopped Red. As usual, the beer begins flowing at 3 PM. Dry Dock is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.
Need to get your beer fix before the weekend? Then swing over to Lowry Beer Garden on the east side of Denver. Think traditional, open-air beer garden, tucked away in Denver, CO! They’ll have 16 craft beer taps and 30 bottles, featuring local breweries like Copper Kettle, Odell and Oskar Blues. They’ll also be offering a variety of food, including brats, burgers, salads and pretzels.
Lowry is family friendly, so feel free to bring the little ones. Make an afternoon of it and visit the Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum next door. Their official opening day is at 4 PM on Wednesday, May 23rd, but will be open every day from 11 AM – midnight. Lowry Beer Garden is located at: 7577 E Academy Blvd, Denver, CO 80230. 303-366-0114.
And just in case you want some great beer, but don’t want to go far from home, keep an eye out for Elevation’s Apis IV. Elevation Beer Company just opened their doors last weekend in Poncha Springs, CO. Their first bottled release, Apis IV, is a Belgian Quad brewed with honey that is making its’ way into the Denver market. A few local stores got bottles this week and many more should be getting cases over the next few days. At about $10 / 750mL, you really can’t go wrong. I’ll be grabbing one for sure. I hear a barrel aged version will also be coming out shortly. I’m really excited about Elevation and can’t wait to try their beers.
That’s it for now. Follow the Facebook page to stay up to date throughout the weekend. Oh, and here’s some pics from the Taste of Tipsy’s event last weekend. Cheers!