It seems like every weekend, there are more and more events going on around town. There’s a TON of events happening this weekend. I’m not complaining, I just hope I can fit it all into one post. It’s worth a shot.
Start your weekend by hitting up Dry Dock’s Firkin Friday release on July 20th. Mix Master Walt has come up with Apple Pie Rye in July for this week’s release. 3 PM sucka!
Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.
Speaking of Dry Dock, Patti and I will be pouring beers for them over at the Hops for Habitat Beer Festival on Friday, July 20th at the Plains Conservation Center in Aurora, CO. Come out and drink some beer while raising money for the environment! This charity brewfest runs from 5 PM – 9 PM and will feature more than 15 Colorado breweries, food trucks, wagon rides, live music and more.
Some of the breweries pouring include Dry Dock, Copper Kettle, Odell, New Belgium and Ska. Stop by the Dry Dock booth and say Hi! Tickets for the event are $30 ($15 for DD’s) and can be purchased in advance HERE. The Plains Conservation Center is located at: 21901 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80013. 303-693-3379.
Celebrate Belgian Independence Day on Saturday, July 21st, over at the Wynkoop Brewing in Denver, CO. They’ll be hosting the 2nd Annual United Tastes of Belgium with more than 50 breweries on-hand, pouring authentic Belgian and Belgian-style beers.
Some amazing breweries will be in attendance including Stone, Great Divide, Crooked Stave, Duvel and of course Wynkoop. Check out the complete list of beers HERE. Advance tickets are $30, which covers your glass, beer, cheese and chocolate samples. Tickets can be purchased HERE. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $37.50. Wynkoop Brewing is located at: 1634 18th St, Denver, CO 80202. 303-297-2700.
The radio waves will be blowin’ up again with Turk and The Gubna from the Colorado Craft Beer Show on AM 760 at noon.
This week, they’ll be sitting down with the guys from TwinHops Brewing to talk about their campaign on Kickstarter and hear about their plans to open a brewery in Aurora next year. (More on TwinHops further down in this post). Also in the studio will be Whitney and John from City Star Brewing out of Berthoud, CO. The Colorado Craft Beer Show will also be giving away tickets to Kyle’s Brew Fest and the Denver Summer Brewfest, so keep your phones handy.
Over on American Craft Beer Radio, Gary V will be sitting down with a panel of beer judges. They’ll be breaking down the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) style guidelines, explaining how a beer is judged and doing some on-air tastings of commercial beers.
Tune in to the show on 102.3 FM on Saturday, July 21st at noon.
Where my freaks at? Sour Freaks that’s you! (Don’t get offended, I include myself in that category). The 2nd meeting of the Funk ‘n Wild Club is scheduled for Saturday, July 21st at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids in Longmont, CO.
This unofficial club of local sour freaks doesn’t require a golden ticket or secret password to get inside. Just show up and be ready to get your mouth-puckering, funky, freak on. Breweries on-hand include Crooked Stave, Jolly Pumpkin, New Belgium, Russian River and more. Beers can be purchased in full pours, half pours or tasting flights. Special guest Chad Yakobson, the mastermind behind Crooked Stave Brewing is scheduled to be the guest speaker.
Dude, I’m pumped for this! More info on Funk’n Wild can be found HERE. The event runs from 3 PM – 6 PM at Oskar Blues Liquids and Solids: 1555 S Hover Rd, Longmont, CO 80503. 303-485-9400.
Speaking of sours, The Rackhouse Pub keeps their Sour Month rolling with new sours getting tapped daily throughout the month of July. This week, look for Great Divide Bretty Yeti, Crooked Stave Surette, Odell Shenanigans and AC Golden Apricot Sour hitting the tap lines.
The Rackhouse Pub is located at: 208 S Kalamath St, Denver, CO 80223. 720-507-7824.
Looking for something not sour, but still packed with complexity and flavor? Copper Kettle Brewing’s got ya covered. They’re releasing an Imperial Oak Aged Stout on Saturday, July 21st. This is one of those rare chances to try a nice, big, flavorful stout, right, smack in the middle of summer. Skip the wheat and pils, grab your big boy drinking pants and hit up Copper Kettle for this one.
Stop by at noon for the tapping, stick around for the Harvest Food Truck at 5 PM and music from Pete Stein at 6 PM. Copper Kettle Brewing is located at: 1338 S Valentia St, Denver, CO 80247. 720-443-CKBC.
River North Brewery is getting ready to begin accepting sign-ups for their Locals’ Club. Sign-ups for the club begins on Sunday, July 22nd at 1 PM. The $30 membership includes an exclusive, 16 oz. glass (pictured below), $4 pints all day, every day and a membership card.
Memberships will be sold to the first 50 people on a first come, first served basis. River North Brewery is located at: 2401 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205. 303-296-2617.
Hops & Pie is back with the next round of their Littlest Big Beer Fest on Sunday, July 22nd. There’s a killer lineup of Firestone Walker beers hitting the tap lines at 2 PM. Look for Double Jack (Double IPA), Double DBA (Barrel-Aged Barleywine), Parabola (Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout / my FAV of the bunch!) and more.
This special collection of Firestone Walker beers should not be missed. Hops & Pie is located at: 3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212. 303-477-7000.
Lastly, the guys behind TwinHops Brewing want to invite you over to help them brew a batch of beer on Sunday, July 21st. Brad, Scott, Rick and Colin will be firing up the burners to educate, answer questions and share with fans all the details about their upcoming brewery. More info on TwinHops Brewing can be found on yesterday’s blog.
Starting at noon and rolling throughout the day, stop by and taste their beer. Bring your homebrew rig over and brew with them if you’d like! This is being held at: 23891 E Alabama Dr, Aurora, CO 80018.
7/20 Update: The TwinHops brew day has been postponed. Just got word that it won’t be happening on Sunday, July 21st, but will be rescheduled for a later date. I’ll update you when they get a new date scheduled.
That’s it kids! Hope to see you around town this weekend. Have fun, stay cool and follow us on Facebook for more updates throughout the weekend.
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.
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Have a great weekend!