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
We’ve got a big weekend folks and I’m dropping bombs! Say what? Hey, there’s not one, but two new breweries opening in Colorado this week! This looks like it’ll be the biggest weekend we’ve had since the GABF circus rolled through town almost two months ago. Strap on your beer goggles and get ready to go. Oh and if you really want to enjoy this week’s post, grab your favorite beer and take a swig every time you see the word “BOOM!”. Hurry up, you just missed one.
Ready? Alright, let’s do this.
Earlier This Week
Firestone Walker XVI dropped not once, but twice. BOOM!
The Bad News: It disappeared from store shelves almost as soon as it landed. The Good News: It’s on tap at Parry’s Pizza right now (11/29/2012 11AM). Head over and try this unique anniversary blend of 8 different barrel-aged beers! BOOM!
Deschutes The Abyss hit Colorado. BOOM!
This inky impy stout is proving to be a challenge to track down as well. There’s not as much to go around as originally anticipated. I’m not sure if we’ll be getting a second shipment or if the beer geek boom is stretching the supply thinner than previous years. Whatever the case may be, if you want some, don’t wait around. It’s hitting shelves this week and a few stores have already sold out.
Dry Dock bottled their 2012 batch of Bligh’s Barleywine on Tuesday. BOOM! This luscious Barleywine has spent the better part of 2012 aging in Stranahan Whiskey Barrels.
I had the opportunity to try a sample a few weeks ago during our interview with Dry Dock Co-Owner & Founder Kevin DeLange and it’s shaped up very nicely. You’re going to love it. And if you don’t, you’ll sell your bottles to me and like it. Dry Dock’s releasing 10 cases at the brewery on Sunday, 12/9 ($20 each / 1-bottle limit), with more cases going to local liquor stores on 12/11.
Brewery Rickoli Ltd. opened in Wheat Ridge on Wednesday. BOOM!
Brewmaster Rick Abitbol has been brewing along the Front Range for more than a decade. Rickoli opened with Black Pliny Double IPA, Social Lubricant Scotch Ale, Aldo’s Red, Totally IPA and a Rye Stout. Stay tuned for a single-hopped Pale Ale series exploring one hop variety at a time, plus a Hoppy Barleywine, a Bourbon Peach Strong Ale, a Dark Chocolate Milk Stout and more! Brewery Rickoli Ltd is located at: 4335 Wadsworth Blvd, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. Mon – Thu: 3 PM – 11 PM & Fri – Sun: 2 PM – 12 AM. 303-344-8988.
Cantillon bottles have been dropping on local retailers too (thankfully no one was injured)! BOOM!
My most favoritest of the Belgians. I heart you Cantillon. Sadly, I’m not too hopeful that I’ll find any. With everyone on the hunt, I figure winning this week’s $400+ Million Powerball jackpot might be easier than finding a little Cantillon on a store shelf around town. But, hey, at least it’s returned to CO. More Cantillon news below…
Friday, November 30, 2012
For this week’s Deviation down at Rockyard Brewing, the Jellyman will be pouring JPA – Jelly Pale Ale.
According to Jellyman, this is a 7% ABV that pours a “dark straw with lacy white head”, has aromas of “fruit berry jelly with hints of toffee” and has “a balanced maltiness and citrus hops, punctuated by jam”. Get your Jelly On at 4 PM! BOOM! Rockyard Brewing is located at: 880 W Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80109. 303-814-9273.
Dry Dock Brewing is following up last week’s Ho Ho Ho Slapdown with a very festivus Firkin Friday. Here’s Firkin Friday Surgeon General Walt Chleva modeling an amazing beer and pairing it with this Christmas sweater that’s… Well it’s… hmm, oh yeah nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Thanks Mom.
This week’s firkin will feature a Roasted Marshmallow version of Bethla-Yam. Bethla-Yam is a Sweet Potato Stout, winner of the 2012 Ho Ho Ho Slapdown and creation from Dry Dock Brewer Brett Williams. The win has secured Brett bragging rights around the brewery for the next 12 months as he beat out fellow brewers Doug Hyndman and John Schneider for the title.
As for Bethla-Yam, it’s a sweet, moderately spiced stout. BTW – Dry Dock is still pouring all of the Ho Ho Ho Slapdown entries, so if you’re interested in trying them or grabbing a growler to-go, head over now and get your fix. As for Firkin Friday, tappings will be at 3 PM & 7 PM. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Wynkoop’s Annual Parade of Darks is lined up for Saturday.
34 breweries bringing 82 brews, all leaning towards the darker side of the force. BOOM! Here’s the complete list from Wynkoop’s very own Beer Evangelist, Mr. Marty Jones:
Arvada Beer Co – Jolly Holiday Ale, Foreign to Me Stout
Avery Brewing – The Czar, Old Jubilation, Out of Bounds Stout
AC Golden – Blueberry Sour, Plum Sour,
Bootstrap Brewing– Worthog Stout, Boomer Brown
Boulevard Brewing – Bully! Porter, Dark Truth Stout
Breckenridge Brewery – Oatmeal Stout, Vanilla Porter, Extra ESB, Christmas Ale
Bull & Bush – Big Ben Brown Ale, Stonehenge Stout, Punk Up The Yams, The Legend Of The Liquid Brain, Captain Funk, Captain Midnight
Caution Brewing – Toaster Bat Black Smoked Porter, Dunkel(er)weiss.
Copper Kettle – Mexican Chocolate Stout, Pumpkin Porter
Denver Beer Co– Graham Cracker Porter, Chill Out Chocolate Chili Stout
Elevation Brewing – Apis, Lil Mo Porter
Drydock Brewing – Wee Heavy Strong Scotch Ale, Raspberry Porter
Firestone Walker – Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout, Walker’s Reserve Porter, DBA
Fort Collins Brewery – Double Chocolate Stout
Great Divide – Yeti Imperial Stout, Espresso Oak Aged Yeti, Claymore Scotch Ale, Hibernation
Green Flash – Double Stout
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse – Master Thief German Porter, Fearless Youth Dunkel Lager, Wee Heavy Barrel-Aged Scottish Strong Ale
Jolly Pumpkin – Bam Noir
Left Hand – Fade to Black, Milk Stout Nitro
Lone Tree Brewing – Acres O Green Irish Red, Toots’s Full-Bodied Oatmeal Stout, Chili Beer Collaboration #2, Old # 99 Rauchbier
Lost Abbey – Lost & Found
Maui Brewing – Coconut Porter
Mountain Sun Brewery & Pub — Megatron Imperial Stout, Oatimus Prime Imperial Stout
Odell Brewing – Mountain Standard, Isolation Ale
Ommegang – Three Philosophers
Port Brewing – Old Viscosity
Prost Brewing – Doppelbock, Dunkel
Pug Ryan’s– Brain-teaser Barlywine, Barell-Aged Leap Year Trifecta
Sierra Nevada –Narwhal Imperial Stout,Wine Barrel Aged Dubbel
Ska – Steel Toe Stout, Nefarious, On The Sly Again
Strange Brewing – Pumpkin Porter, Cherry Bomb Stout, Gingerbread Man, Vanilla Rum Porter
Twisted Pine – Espresso Stout, Honey Brown
Upslope Brewing– Christmas Ale, Brown Ale
Wynkoop Brewing – Gingerbread Stout, 2012 Barleywine, Cowtown Milk Stout, B3K Black Lager, Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout, Colorojo
As you can tell, this is going to be full of awesome beers for your tasting pleasure. Tickets are $35 in advance and available HERE or $42 at the door (if they’re not already sold out come Saturday). The Wynkoop is located at: 1634 18th St, Denver, CO 80202. 303-297-2700.
Just up the road from the Wynkoop, Crooked Stave will be hosting Cantillon’s Zwanze Day on Saturday. BOOM!
This is a world-wide event with a coordinated toast at 1 PM MST. This is the first time a Colorado location has been picked to participate so don’t miss out. To quote some snotty teenager somewhere in America, “it’s kind of a big deal”. BOOM! For more specifics, check out our article about Zwanze Day from earlier in the week by clicking HERE. Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project is located at: 1441 W 46th Ave, Unit 19, Denver, CO 80211. 720-508-3292.
Black Bottle Brewing up in Fort Collins, CO will open their doors to beer freaks for the first time this Saturday. BOOM!
This new brewery, run by Sean Nook, will be pouring their own beers, along with some great craft beer on their 40 guest taps. They’ll also have a full bar and fermented grape juice for those non-beer drinking types you so unwisely choose to associate yourself with… I’m freakin’ psyched about these guys. They’ve gotten great reviews and took second place in the People’s Choice Awards at the 2012 Gnarly Barley Brew Festival. In the near future, they’ll be working out a barrel-aging program, souring beers and brewin’ up some nice styles of craft beer that they’ll want to drink. And by the looks of things, I’m pretty sure you’ll want to drink them too.
Their videos are tough to beat. I mean, have you seen this yet?
Because Craft Beer Rocks! BOOM! I can’t wait to visit Black Bottle Brewing and give them a try. Black Bottle Brewing will be open 7 days a week from 11 AM – 2 AM and is located at: 1605 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525. 970-493-2337.
Over in Boulder, Asher Brewing turns 3 this weekend.
They’ve got a little shindig planned complete with beer, food, beer, music, beer, dogs, games, beer and beer. Beer, it’s what’s for dinner. Bet you thought I was going to say “BOOM!”. I did clown. Now drink! Two for flinching. The party runs from noon – midnight. Asher Brewing is located at: 4699 Nautilus Ct, Suite 104, Boulder CO, 80301. 303-530-1381.
But wait, there’s more. While you’re up in the People’s Republic of Boulder, swing over to Twisted Pine and grab a bottle or 3 of the last installment in their Artisan Ale Series. For December, they’re releasing Noel Tripel.
This beer is a 9% ABV Belgian-style Tripel. 750mL bottles will be sold in the tap room beginning at noon. Twisted Pine Brewing is located at: 3201 Walnut St, Suite A, Boulder, CO 80301. 303-786-9270.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Into next week, New Belgium has planned “The Creator’s Dinner”, where all the beers being poured will be introduced by their creator / brewer. This is happening over at The Kitchen in Denver on Monday at 6:30. Check out this lineup:
- Kick- Presented by Kim Jordan (NBB Co-founder and CEO) and Dick Cantwell (head brewer and owner of Elysian Brewing Co)
- La Folie- Presented by Peter Bouckaert (Brew Master at New Belgium)
- Le Terroir- Presented by Lauren Salazar (Wood Beer Blender and Sensory Specialist at New Belgium)
- Eric’s Ale- Presented by Eric Salazar (Wood Beer Brewer and Blender at New Belgium)
- Chocolate Coffee Stout- Presented by Grady Hull (Assistant Brew Master at New Belgium)
- Transatlantique Kriek- Presented by Peter Bouckaert (Brew Master at New Belgium)
BOOM! There will be incredible food paired with each beer. This is a really great opportunity to meet and talk with some of the creative minds behind New Belgium’s fantastic beers. Reservations are $85 and can be made by calling 303-623-3127. The Kitchen Denver is located at: 1530 16th St, Denver, CO 80202.
That’s it. Did you make it all the way to the end? I hope so. I’m all BOOM’d! out. Yes, that one counts too, so take your final sip and go grab a nap. You’re going to need it before the weekend gets here.
Have fun out there.
It looks like Mother Nature has dished out a bit of snow and cold weather to us. Don’t fret, there’s still plenty of good beer to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside again. It’s time for the weekend people. You ready?
Fire it up right now, by making a trip over to Crooked Stave. Just look at this lineup.
Not only are there amazing brews on draft, but they’ve got both Oculus and the GABF-medal winning Sentience in bottles to go. Don’t forget to sign up for Crooked Stave’s Cellar Reserve while you’re at it. You won’t regret it. Crooked Stave is located at: 1441 W 46th Ave, Unit 19, Denver, CO 80211.
Over at the Yak & Yeti is their Oaked IPA. This is their Himalayan IPA aged in a Leopold Bros. Rye Whiskey Barrel. Brewer Adam Draeger teased this recently on our behind the scenes tour of the brewery and I’d love to taste how this turned out.
They’re also pouring Blueberry Tart, which is a slightly tart, blueberry brown ale and a Milk Stout, which will only be pouring for the colder months. Stay tuned for a series of Porters that will head into territories never before visited by previous Porters. More details in the coming weeks. Check out Yak & Yeti at: 7803 Ralston Rd, Arvada, CO 80002 and 8665 N Sheridan Blvd, Westminster, CO 80003.
Friday, October, 26th, 2012.
So the Jellyman down at Rockyard is up to his usually playfulness again this week. This time, he’s releasing “Wonder Twin Powers…Activate!” Best beer name I’ve heard in a long time. He’s taken an IPA and filled it with antioxidant goodness from the very special and tasty Açaí berry. Well, lots of Açaí berries actually.
Guaranteed to be way better than a flu shot, stop by at 4 PM to get your fix. Rockyard Brewing is located at: 880 W Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80109. 303-814-9273. And for you kids still wondering who the hell the Wonder Twins are, get learned.
This may or may not be from the original cartoon series. You be the judge.
Before this post goes any further South, let’s just move on.
Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids & Solids is turning 3! Stop by on Friday for this family friendly event, complete with balloon making and face painting for the little ones.
Good beer? Are you kidding me? These guys kill it in the beer category and will have a ton of great brews flowing. The food menu is tough to beat too. Man, I wish I could make this. It’ll be an awesome time. Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids & Solids is located at: 1555 S Hover St, Longmont, CO 80501. 303-485-9400.
Parry’s Pizza is hosting Beer & Fear on Friday.
Scary Costumes meets Scary Beer. Get all ghouled up and stop by for some spooky brews from Jolly Pumpkin, Lost Abbey and Shmaltz. Costume contest from 7 PM – 8 PM. Parry’s Pizza is located at: 9567 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126.
Dry Dock is ready for another round of Firkin Friday. This week’s release is their Double IPA, dry-hopped with Simcoe and Amarillo hops. Hop-heads arise! Tappings at 3 PM and 7 PM.
Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.
Saturday, October 27th, 2012.
Saturday is a solid day of beer happenings, so let’s refocus and get serious.
The Rackhouse Pub is turning 3 this weekend! To celebrate their 3rd Anniversary, they’ll be hosting a Dry Dock Tap Takeover.
Yeah, they’ve got your Hop Abomination, GABF Gold-medal winning Apricot, Vanilla Porter and so on, but they’ll also be pouring Dry Dock’s World Beer Cup medal winning Wee Heavy, Coffee Milk Stout, Bligh’s Barleywine (yes, Bligh’s Barleywine), The Ambassador Sour (my fav!) and even a firkin of Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Porter. More than 20 beers will be making an appearance for this amazing event.
Do NOT miss this! I mean it. Aside from maybe your buddy’s beer cellar, when’s the last time you saw a bottle of Bligh’s Barleywine? Head over to the Rackhouse and help them celebrate 3 years. There’s even a costume contest and live music later in the evening. The Rackhouse is located at: 208 S Kalamath St, Denver, CO 80223.
Arvada Beer is also celebrating an Anniversary this weekend.
For their 1-year anniversary, they’ve been tapping great beers all week-long. Here’s the complete list of what they’ve got planned:
- 10/21 – Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Wit
- 10/22 – Both White House Ales
- 10/23 – Nitro Russian Imperial Stout
- 10/24 – Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Aged Belgian IPA
- 10/25 – Russian Imperial Stout
- 10/26 – Batch 100 Wheat Wine
- 10/27 – Syrah Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout
There’s some amazing beers on the list for sure! Stop by on Saturday for a Halloween costume contest, a chance to win free beer for a year! and to check out a live broadcast with the boys from the Colorado Craft Beer Show.
Turk and the Gubna will be broadcasting live from noon – 2 PM on AM 760. Tune in or stop by to get all the latest Colorado craft beer news. Arvada Beer is located at: 5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80002. 303-467-2337.
Parry’s Pizza is inviting you out to drink beer for a
good great cause on Saturday.
They’re hosting a silent auction to help raise money for little Zoe, who is battling cancer. Stop by for a beer, a bite to eat and bid on some great merchandise for an amazing cause. Parry’s Pizza has three locations at: 9567 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126. 12501 E. Lincoln, Englewood, CO 80112. 5650 Allen Way, Castle Rock, CO 80108.
Black Shirt Brewing’s gearing up for another party on Saturday. While they still don’t have any permanent hours established just yet, they’ll be pouring a variety of Red Ales from 3 – 8 PM.
Stop by for a sneak-peek and try some beers from Denver’s newest brewery. Black Shirt Brewing is located at: 3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205.
This last one is for all the über beer geeks and beer traders out there. Darkness Day at Surly Brewing in Brooklyn Center, MN is going down on Saturday! Darkness is an amazing, amazing, amazing Imperial Stout that is delicious fresh, but also ages incredibly well. I also think it’s kind of cool that Surly chooses a different monster / zombie / scary creature to adorn their bottle every year.
Darkness Day only happens once a year, so show up early to secure up to 6-bottles of this limited, yummy brew. Cash only. I’ve got a vertical running back to ’08 and if anybody happens to have an extra bottle and can grab me this year’s workshirt, you’ll be rewarded with, well, more beer. Duh! E-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’ve got a bottle that you just need to get rid of and we’ll figure out the details.
Again, Darkness is a pretty special brew that you should go out of your way to find. Seriously great beer. It’s good too. Grab your bottles, stick around for the beer (obviously!), food trucks and metal music. It’s going to be a blast! Surly Brewing is located at: 4811 Dusharme Dr, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429.
That’s about it y’all. Plenty to do both near and far, far and near, amazing things are brewing everywhere. (Sorry, my kids are all about Dr. Seuss these days.) Get on it and have some fun this weekend.
Got a big one this week. No time for small talk. Climb aboard.
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:
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!
Man, my kids started school last week and were gracious enough to bring The Funk home with them and share it with us. Been sick for the past few days… Time to kick this crap and get ready for the holiday weekend! I’m goin’ Phisin’!
Thursday, August 30th, 2012.
Parry’s Pizza has some new goodies hitting the tap lines today. They just added kegs of Firestone Walker’s Oaktoberfest (Marzen), Fort Collins Brewing’s BamBostic! Rauchbier and Crazy Moutain’s Mountain Livin’ (Pale Ale).
They’re also pouring Stone 16th Anniversary (Lemon Double IPA), Great Divide’s ’08 Old Ruffian (Barleywine), Elevation’s Apis IV (Belgian Quad) and another 40+ tasty microbrews. Stop by and pay them visit at: 9567 S University Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126. 303-683-0600.
Friday, August 31st, 2012.
Kick things off over at Dry Dock with their Firkin Friday. This week is a batch of Green Chili Double IPA.
Who’s in? Sounds delish. Tapping’s at 3 PM. This week, in addition to their home fleet of tasty brews, they’re also pouring Phoenix Rye IPA and Coffee Milk Stout.
Get out there and get some before they’re gone! And by the way, who’s ready for Hop Abomination cans?!?! I know I am! Here’s a little teaser of what’s to come.
Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.
Down at the Rockyard, Jellyman has dug up a real treat this week. On Friday, he’ll be pouring his award-winning Eisbock “Eiscavator” Eised Doppel Bock. He describes it as having “caramel malts with faint sweet oak character” and “surprisingly smooth for 14% ABV”. He also mentioned it was the first commercial beer he ever brewed with the Rockyard. Pretty cool!
This bad boy gets tapped at 4 PM. Rockyard Brewing is located at: 880 W Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80104. 303-814-9273.
Saturday, September 1st, 2012.
The 3rd Annual Boulder Brew and Music Festival is happening on Saturday at The Boulder Theater. More than 20 breweries will be pouring 60+ beers over the course of two tasting sessions.
Lots of great breweries will be in attendance including Firestone Walker, Great Divide, Avery and Odell. 3 bands will also be serving up live tunes for you. Tickets run $40 per session and the sessions run from 1 – 5 PM and 6 – 10 PM. More details and ticket info can be found HERE. The Boulder Theater is located at: 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302.
New Belgium’s zany Tour de Fat bike parade is coming home to Fort Collins on Saturday.
The madness starts at 10 AM and lasts all day at Civic Center Park. Grab you costume and two-wheeled ride and head over for some fun. Click HERE for a full schedule and registration info.
Back here in Denver, the Wynkoop will be tapping their annual batch of Belgorado on Saturday. This wet-hopped Belgian IPA, won a Silver Medal in the Experimental Beer category at the Great American Beer Festival in 2011.
This year, the Wynkoop will feature three different batches brewed with local hops from three different hop farms. The batch set to be released on Saturday will feature hops from Voss Farms up in Arvada. This is a very limited, seasonal release, so don’t miss out. Get over to the Wynkoop at: 1634 18th St, Denver, CO 80202. 303-297-2700.
Just down the street from the Wynkoop, Freshcraft is turning two and they’ve got some awesome beers ready to be tapped for the celebration.
The party starts at 11 AM, when a firkin of Upslope’s Peach Cobbler (brewed with Palisade peaches) gets tapped. More unique and rare beers will get tapped throughout the day including New Belgium’s La Folie (sour brown), Firestone Walker’s Parabola (Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout) and Oskar Blues Jim Beam Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY on nitro! They’ll also have their full menu available and BBQ as well. Freshcraft is located at: 1530 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202. 303-758-9608.
If you can make it out for the Freshcraft Anniversary party, say hi to The Gubna, who’ll be broadcasting live on AM 760 with the Colorado Craft Beer Show from noon – 2 PM.
Co-host Turk will be all the way out in Durango for Ska’s 17th Anniversary Party.
Ska has put together a beer fest and invited 25 of their favorite breweries to come out, pour beers and celebrate with them. $25 gets you a commemorative glass, beer samples and live music. Turk, I’m jealous! This sounds sick. Have fun and congrats to Ska on 17 years!
Stay tuned for more details on Ska’s upcoming series of canned stout releases, which is set to debut next month. Ska Brewing is located at: 225 Girard St, Durango, CO 81303. 970-247-5792.
Many breweries around town are operating on limited hours due to the holiday weekend, so be sure to call ahead and get your growlers filled early. Nothing ruins a good cookout quicker than serving bad beer. Just a thought.
Looking towards next weekend, don’t forget to grab your tickets for Avery’s Inaugural IPA Festival.
Don’t miss this! Come get bitter with us up at Avery Brewing in Boulder. Ticket details and more can be found HERE.
That’s it for this round. Go have some fun and enjoy the holiday weekend!