American Craft Beer Week is back to celebrate everything Craft Beer. This nationwide celebration really takes off here in Colorado with a ton of great events ranging from beer and food pairings, beer dinners, anniversary parties, special releases, educational seminars and much more.
Here’s our calendar for the week, but bookmark and check back as we’ll continue to add and update as more events are announced.
Monday, May 11th, 2015
- Anniversary Week, Strange Craft Beer Company, Denver, CO, All Week
Strange Craft’s turning 5 and plans to celebrate with a full week of special tappings, musical guests and other fun events. Congrats to our friends over there on 5 awesome years. Check the event schedule below and be sure to stop by and raise a glass with them this week.
Strange Craft is located at: 1330 Zuni St, Suite M, Denver, CO.
Brewery Bingo is back for American Craft Beer Week. Pick up your card at any of the participating brewers out of Northern Colorado, such as Grimm Brothers, City Star, Verboten, Black Bottle, Odell, New Belgium, Horse & Dragon and others. Order a pint, collect a stamp and when you’ve got 5 in a row, you’ll win a free shirt. More info HERE.
Dry Dock will tap a special keg every day at Noon during ACBW. On Monday, come out and enjoy Bligh’s Barleywine. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.
Denver Beer Co. will release their Princess Yum Yum Raspberry Kolsch in cans on Monday. Stop by the brewery on Platte St to grab a 6-pack. The first 100 to do so will get a taster of the beer, paired with cheesecake from Wooden Spoon & Bakery. Click HERE to view the entire DBC ACBW calendar. Denver Beer Co. is located at: 1695 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202.
Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
Dry Dock will tap a special keg every day at Noon during ACBW. On Tuesday, come out and enjoy their Imperial Stout. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.
It’s Back to School night at World of Beer. Odell will be in the house talking about hops and tapping some great brews. $12 gets you an Odell flight and the opportunity to learn form the pros. World of Beer – Cherry Creek is located at: 660 S Colorado Blvd, Glendale, CO 80246.
Ernie’s will host the second edition of Just Brew-Hers on Tuesday night. This is an all-female tap takeover where you’ll have the opportunity to meet the brewers, try the beers, and enjoy a little live music, with 50 cents from every pint going towards the Pink Boots Scholarship Fund. Beers will remain on tap throughout the week, but many are anticipated to sell out quickly. More info HERE. Ernie’s Bar & Pizza is located at: 2915 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO.
This week’s Tap-It Tuesday with Crooked Stave is Batch #100. This one’s made with Centennial kumquats and dry-hopped with Centennial hops. Tapping at 6 PM. Crooked Stave at The Source is located at: 3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO.
Head to the Cheeky Monk on Tuesday night for a few special west coast beer and food pairings featuring Alpine, Ballast Point and Stone. The menu includes seared halibut, tempura fried avocado, and a spring mix with strawberry, mango and thai chili dressing. Order a Ballast Point pint and keep the glass (while supplies last). The Cheeky Monk is located at: 534 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO, 80203.
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Dry Dock will tap a special keg every day at Noon during ACBW. On Wednesday, come out and enjoy their Session Rye Ale. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.
Copper Kettle’s been experimenting with using different woods to age their Naja Imperial Red. Head over to try a new cask each week in May. This Wednesday, look for Hickory Aged Naja. Copper Kettle Brewing is located at: 1338 S Valentia St #101, Denver, CO 80247.
Wonderland Brewing’s turning 1 and on Wednesday afternoon, they’ll tap a special keg of Barrel-Aged Anniversary Barleywine. Come out and enjoy $2 off beers all day and stick around for a special announcement you won’t want to miss. Visit their Facebook Page for other ACBW events and a food truck schedule. Wonderland Brewing is located at: 5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020.
Crooked Stave will release bottles of Batch #50 and Blueberry Petite Sour on Wednesday night. Here’s the scoop on these new brews:
Batch #50 (6.0% ABV), Grand Cru Wild Ale aged for 22 months in Wine Barrels, will be a taproom-only bottle release with only 100 total cases produced. Brewed in June of 2013, Batch #50 is a blend of some of our oldest barrels, some of which had Colorado peaches added in late 2013.
Blueberry Petite Sour (5.5% ABV) will be available in bottles and on draft during the release on Wednesday, May 13. The 2015 batch of Blueberry Petite Sour received the equivalent of over a pound per gallon of blueberries, after being primary fermented in oak with our mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria.
**Pricing & Bottle Limits:
Batch #50: $13 each, 4 bottle limit
Blueberry Petite Sour: $8 each, 12 bottle limit
More details HERE. Sales begin at 6 PM. Crooked Stave at The Source is located at: 3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO.
The Cheeky Monk goes East Coast on Wednesday night with another fun evening of pairings. This time look for Dogfish Head, Victory, Ommegang, and Destihl, paired with potato leek soup, talipia sliders, and philly cheese steak sliders. The Cheeky Monk is located at: 534 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO, 80203.
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