I think we’ve finally recovered from an amazing GABF Week. What a blast. Congrats to all of this year’s medal winners, especially our friends, brewers and industry professionals around town. Check out our GABF tab for an in-depth look at last weekend.
You’d think things would be quiet this week, but that’s far from the case. Falling Rock’s hosting the 10th Annual Fresh Hop Festival, Docktoberfest is back at Dry Dock, Rocky Mountain Oktoberfest hits the Pepsi Center, plus there’s plenty of new releases and a solid Beer Hunter’s Report (Alpine in bottles!).
Here’s the scoop.
Thursday, October 1st, 2015
Dry Dock will release their 3rd Signature Series beer of 2015 on Thursday. Double Hazelnut Brown is back and will be available both on tap and in bombers at Dry Dock – North, beginning at 2 PM. Come out and stock the cellar with this delicious Whiskey Barrel-Aged brew. More details on the beer can be found HERE. The Canoe Room at North Dock is located at: 2801 Tower Rd, Aurora, CO 80011.
On Thursday, Station 26 will tap a keg of Summer Brown. Earlier this week, they released the 2015 batch of Oktoberfest – $10 1L steins, $10 refills. Station 26 Brewing Co. is located at: 7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80207.
- Pure Hoppiness Tapping, Falling Rock Tap House, Denver, CO, 5:30 PM
Now that the madness of GABF is over, Falling Rock will tap a special keg for us locals. A fresh keg of Alpine’s Pure Hoppiness will hit the lines at 5:30 PM. Come down, get yer hop fix and enjoy a little elbow room as things return to normal. Falling Rock Tap House is located at: 1919 Blake St, Denver, CO.
Friday, October 2nd, 2015
- Fresh Hop Superpower IPA Release, Comrade Brewing, Denver, CO, Noon
Comrade will release the 2nd batch of Fresh Hop Superpower on Friday at Noon. This batch was made with Oregon hops, flown in the same day they were picked. This 7.2% ABV beauty’s loaded with Cascade, Chinook, Crystal and Nugget hops. Comrade has brought home a GABF Medal with this beer for two consecutive years. Come get your fill on Friday. Here’s the rest of this week’s hop forward menu.
Comrade Brewing is located at: 7667 E Iliff Ave, Suite F, Denver, CO 80231.
This week, Dry Dock’s releasing Chocolate Pumpkin for Firkin Friday. This is their Half Moon Pumpkin with rich, dark chocolate. This sweet treat taps at 3 PM. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.
The inaugural Rocky Mountain Oktoberfest will invade the Prius Lot at the Pepsi Center on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This celebration will combine the tradition and fun of the Munich Oktoberfest with Colorado’s craft beer scene.
Come out and enjoy traditional German music, food – schnitzel, brats, cabbage, etc., a giant corn hole tournament and tons of cold craft brews! Families with kids are welcome, so you’ve got no excuse. Look for beer from Breckenridge, Avery, Left Hand, Oskar Blues, Ska, Prost, Odell and Steamworks, Details and tickets HERE.
Zephyr will host free, live comedy on Friday night. Come out and enjoy some laughs and craft beer. Zephyr Brewing is located at: 1421 26th St, Denver, CO.
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
Casey Brewing and Blending will open their doors on Saturday morning for their monthly release. For bottles to-go, look for:
Fruit Stand – Nectarine (1.2 lbs fruit / gallon) – 2 BTL $20
Casey Family Preserves – Montmorency Cherry (3.1 lbs fruit / gallon) – 3 BTL $28
Casey Family Preserves – Nectarine (2.2 lbs fruit / gallon) – 1 BTL $28
For on-site consumption:
Plum Fruit Stand – Santa Rosa – $7 (Only available for tasting)
Nectarine Fruit Stand – $7
Casey Family Preserve – Montmorency Cherry – $10
Cellar Selection – East Bank Blend 1 (~12 months old) – $8
If you’re making the trip up to Glenwood, two things:
1. Check out Roaring Fork Brewing Company. They’re doing great things and are celebrating Oktoberfest on Saturday. Show them some love.
2. Grab your Casey tickets HERE. No more camping out in the cold during the wee hours. Money goes to charity.
Lastly, have fun and be nice. Casey Brewing and Blending is located at: 3421 Grand Ave, Ste E, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.
The Annual Docktoberfest returns to Dry Dock on Saturday. This year’s Oktoberfest will be tapped at 11 AM, followed by a full day of fun, live music by the Rhinelanders from Noon – 3 PM, cold beer and costumes.
Don’t miss this. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO.
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