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GABF Calendar Day Three – 10/01/2014

It’s Day Three. Which just might be the last hurrah for the locals.

Go grab a beer out there before things get too crazy this weekend. Here’s what to watch for on Wednesday.

Full Calendar HERE.

Google Calendar HERE.

 

 

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

– 3pm Crooked Stave Artisanal Importers (CO)
– 4pm Upslope (CO)
– 9pm Ballast Point (CA)
– 9:30pm (outside) Shelton Brothers Import Tapping
– 10pm Cigar City (FL)
– 11pm Schmaltz (NY)

Falling Rock Tap House is located at: 1919 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202.

This bus tour will pick you up near the Convention Center and take you up to visit 4 breweries in Denver’s NW corridor. Stops are planned for Odyssey Beerwerks, Big Choice Brewing, Front Range Brewing and Odd13 Brewing. Tickets are $35, which covers transportation and a mexican lunch buffet from Lunada. *Beer is not included, but the breweries will offer discounts along the way. Tickets and additional details can be found HERE. The Colorado Convention Center is located at: 700 14th St, Denver, CO.

  • Special Tappings, Dry Dock Brewing – South, Aurora, CO, 11 AM

Dry Dock’s got special beers lined up to be tapped every day at 11 AM. On Wednesday, look for 2013 Bligh’s Barleywine and Ambassador Sour. Don’t miss this delicious duo. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014

The Oskar Blues Ordeal is back for 2014. Come out for a full day of touring, tasting and fun, led by the OB team. Your day conveniently begins and ends at Falling Rock Tap House.

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Here’s the schedule:

11:00 a.m. – Pick up at the Falling Rock Tap House.
12:00 p.m. – 1st Stop! Pay a visit to CHUBurger, Oskar Blues’ craft-casual burger joint, for a tasty Ten FIDY handshake.
12:40 p.m. – 2nd Stop! We’re serving up a Cajun-style lunch and picking up the tab for (1) Oskar Blues brew at our Home Made Liquids & Solids restaurant!
2:00 p.m. – Check out where all of the “other” magic happens and enjoy an ice cold root beer at our REEB Cycles fabrication shop and B. Stiff & Sons Root Beer brewery & cannery.
2:30 p.m. – 3rd Stop! Time to hit the mothership! We’re picking up the tab in the Tasty Weasel tap room for (1) Oskar Blues beer (be sure to check out our selection of specialties and try some tasters!) and showing you around the Oskar Blues Brewery. Mix and mingle with the OB crew that helps put the “RAD” in coloRADo craft beer.
4:00 p.m. – 4th Stop! We’re drinking a REEB Rye’d IPA or a Vienna Lager—the house beers at our newest location and home of the REEB Cycles retails shop, the CyclHOPS Bike CANtina.
5:00 p.m. – 5th Stop! It’s farm time! We’re hitting up the Hops & Heifers Farm for a good ol’ fashioned barn burner and pig roast. Enjoy live music, a bon fire, plenty of food, specialty brews, and ridiculously awesome views of the Boulder Flatirons!
8:00 p.m. – The party’s over, folks. Hop back on the bus and we’ll drop you back off at the Falling Rock Tap House!

The trip runs $100 and you can reserve your spot right HERE. Falling Rock Tap House is located at: 1919 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202.

Brewtally Insane Top Pick

Crooked Stave Artisans will take over the taps at Hops & Pie on Wednesday, beginning at 11:30 AM.

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Come out and enjoy the best pie’s in Denver, while sipping beers from breweries like Crooked Stave, Perennial, Almanac, Prairie, Jester King, Evil Twin and more. Hops & Pie is located at: 3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO.

Crooked Stave has special tappings scheduled every day during GABF Week. On Wednesday, cruise by The Source to try Port Nightmare on Brett. Tapping at noon. Crooked Stave at The Source is located at: 3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO.  Read more »

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Beer Hunter’s Report – 09/30/2014 GABF Edition

Another big drop of amazing beers has landed just for GABF Week. Here’s the latest update.

  • Ballast Point! FINALLY! This week! For real!
  • Stone Enjoy By 10.31.14 will arrive just in time for GABF.  Will we also see Enjoy After 10.31.15?
  • Keep your eyes out for Trinity 365 Day Sour and Wild Apple Saison, a collaboration with Epic Brewing.
  • Crooked Stave releases Mama Bear’s Sour Cherry Pie at The Soure on Wed, Oct 1, starting at 5 PM. $15/each, 1 (!) case limit. Autumn Surette is also available at the tap room now, look for it in stores later.
  • Strange Brewing is releasing bottles! On Wednesday, Oct 1 at 2 PM, go buy some Cherry Kriek, Le Bruit du Diable Farmhouse Ale, Breakfast Grapefruit IPA, and Dr. Strangelove 2013 at the brewery.
  • Avery Rumpkin released on Sunday 9/28 at Avery. Look for it in stores soon.
  • Keep your eyes out for these: MagnoliaPipeworksReal AleRhinegeist, AllagashCoronado Brewing CompanyCascade, more Jester KingPrairie and Boneyard. Some of these will show up on shelves, some are GABF only, some are for events. Just wait…
  • Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru is hitting Denver too. This will be on draft at a few beer bars and could possibly land in bottles too. Keep an eye out!
  • Avery Black Eye is coming on October 12th from the Avery tap room.

Cheers!

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Odell Brewing Releases Woodcut No. 8

Odell’s launching a new woodcut this week. Woodcut No. 8 is a Barleywine aged in new American Oak Barrels. Look for 750 mL, corked and caged bottles hitting local shelves soon. Additional details can be found in the announcement below.

Odell Brewing Honors Traditional Brewing Roots with Woodcut No. 8

Brewery Releases Oak Aged Barleywine

Fort Collins, CO – On October 1, 2014, Odell Brewing will release Woodcut No. 8, a Barleywine-style ale aged in new American oak barrels. The eighth release in the revered series pays tribute to the brewery’s English style brewing roots. Each Woodcut offering is a truly limited edition beer with a unique flavor that comes from select hops, fine malted barley, and the brewers’ careful aging process. Each brew is aged in virgin oak barrels that are retired after the release.

Woodcut No. 8 has a rich malt base with notes of dried fruit that mingle with hints of toasted coconut, vanilla and turbinado sugar from the new oak. Slightly warming and sweet, the beer boasts delicate crème brûlée character that will evolve and mellow with age.  Read more »

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GABF Calendar Day Two – 09/30/2014

Saddle up. It’s GABF Week. Here’s Day Two!

Don’t forget to check out our full GABF Calendar HERE and our handy Google Calendar HERE.

 

 

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

  • Special Tappings, Dry Dock Brewing – South, Aurora, CO, 11 AM

Dry Dock’s got special beers lined up to be tapped every day at 11 AM. On Tuesday, look for Sour Apricot and Biere de Garde. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014

Crooked Stave has special tappings scheduled every day during GABF Week. On Tuesday, cruise by The Source to try Surette Reserva.

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Tapping at noon. Crooked Stave at The Source is located at: 3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO.

Freshcraft will tap a firkin of Epic Brewing’s 825 State Stout with Novo Anyetsu Ethiopian Coffee at 4 PM. Be sure to follow Freshcraft on social media to keep up with all the latest tappings. Freshcraft is located at: 1530 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202.

Upslope Brewing will release their award-winning Pumpkin Ale on Tuesday at 5 PM. The beer will be available on draft when the brewery opens at 11 AM. There will be live music, a food truck and 4-packs available for $15. Upslope Brewing – Flatirons Park is located at: 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO 80301.

Shmaltz Brewing’s bringing their lineup to share at Barrels & Bottles in Golden on Tuesday night. Look for:

St. Lenny’s
Reunion 2014
Origin
Jewbelation 17
Jewbelation 15
Death of a Contract Brewer
Hop Manna
Rejewvenator
Along with some other special item(s) from Shmaltz’s “cellars”

Stop by and meet the Shmaltz team and learn about some of your favorite brews. The fun starts at 5 PM. Barrels & Bottles is located at: 600 12th St, Golden, CO 80401.

  • Beer Fest, Paramount Cafe, 5 – 8 PM

Paramount Cafe’s hosting a Beer Fest on Tuesday from 5 – 8 PM. 20 + brews and appearances from local brewers.

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Tickets are just $20 and available at the Paramount Cafe, with proceeds going towards the Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association. Backstage at the Paramount Cafe is located at: 519 16th St, Denver, CO 80202.

Crooked Stave will host a special series of collaboration tappings every evening during GABF Week. On Tuesday, head to The Source to try beers from Perennial.

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Tapping at 6 PM. Crooked Stave at The Source is located at: 3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO.

  • Melvin and Comrade Tappings, Backcountry Pizza & Tap House, Boulder, CO, 6 PM

Brewtally Insane Top Pick

Backcountry Pizza will share a special collection of beers from Melvin and Comrade on Tuesday. Look for:

1. Melvin Brewing Morris DIPA
2. Melvin Brewing FYM DIPA
3. Melvin Brewing Hubert
4. Comrade Superpower IPA
5. Comrade Brewing Fresh Hopped Superpower IPA
6. Comrade Brewing Donny

Backcountry Pizza & Tap House is located at: 2319 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO.

Sputnik kitchen will present a 4-course vegan meal paired with beers from Baere Brewing. Tickets are $38 and available right HERE. Baere Brewing is located at: 320 Broadway Unit E, Denver, CO 80203.

Brewtally Insane Top Pick

New Belgium’s bringing a few staples, along with a few goodies from their barrel-aging program to share at Freshcraft on Tuesday night. Stop by to try:

NBB Love Blackberry
Transatlantique Kriek
The Odd Couple
Fat Tire
Tour De Fall
Snapshot

Freshcraft is located at: 1530 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202.

  • Beer and Empanada Pairing, Former Future Brewing, 7 PM

Former Future will host a beer and empanada pairing on Thursday, beginning at 7 PM. The empanada’s are from Maria Empanada. $18 gets you 4 beers and 4 empanadas. Call (720-441-4253) or visit the tap room to make your reservation. Former Future Brewing is located at: 1290 S Broadway, Denver, CO.

Head to Krewe on Tuesday night and enjoy a free firkin from Breckenridge Brewery!

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Breck will also bring some of their specialty brews to tap and share, plus tickets to giveaway for Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe at The Ogden. Tappings begin at 7 PM. Krewe is located at: 1109 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203.

Cheers!

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GABF Calendar Day One – 09/29/2014

It’s here! Falling Rock’s GABF Countdown Clock is about to hit zero, unleashing an unbelievable amount of special events, tappings, beer dinners and collaborations on Denver. It’s GABF Week. Get ready!

We’ll share daily listings of where to go and what to do throughout the week, but if you just can’t wait, our full calendar can be found HERE and our Google Calendar is available HERE.

Here’s your rundown of events for Day 1!

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Crooked Stave has special tappings scheduled every day during GABF Week. On Monday, cruise by The Source to try Blackberry Dark Origins.

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Tapping at noon. Crooked Stave at The Source is located at: 3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO.

  • GABF Kickoff Party, Falling Rock Tap House, 5 PM

Brewtally Insane Top Pick

On Monday at 5 PM, the famous Falling Rock countdown clock hits 000:00:00:00 and another GABF is here!!!  What better way to kick off GABF week than by heading to Falling Rock for an evening of great beers being shared by owner Chris Black. Look for some familiar Falling Rock staples along with plenty of special kegs, rarities and one-offs that’ll be tapped during this special celebration put on just for us Colorado locals. Falling Rock Tap House is located at: 1919 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202.

Brewtally Insane Top Pick

Crooked Stave Artisans (the distribution arm of Crooked Stave) will take over the taps at Barrels & Bottles in Golden on Monday night. They’re bringing 15 beers to share. Here’s the rundown:

-Crooked Stave Origins
-Crooked Stave (TBD)
-Almanac Gose
-Almanac Citrus Sour
-Almanac Strawberry Sour
-Prairie Cherry Funk (Cherry Sour)
-Evil Twin Yin (Imperial Stout)
-Evil Twin Yang (Imperial IPA)
-Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break (Imperial Coffee Porter)
-Perennial Abraxas (Imperial Mexican Chocolate Stout)
-Perennial IPA #8 (Brett IPA)
-Stillwater Of Love & Regret (Saison w/ Chamomile & Lavender)
-Stillwater A Saison Darkly (Dark Saison w/ Rosehips)
-Local Option Morning Wood (Oak Aged Coffee Amber)
-Gigantic IPL (India Pale Lager)

We’d recommend getting your butt over to Golden on Monday night for this delicious lineup. Barrels & Bottles is located at: 600 12th St, Golden, CO 80401.

  • Crooked Stave Artisan Tappings, Backcountry Pizza & Tap House, Boulder, CO

Backcountry Pizza will share a special collection of beers from the portfolio of Crooked Stave Artisans on Monday. Check out this lineup:

1. Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break
2. Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break
3. Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout
4. Perennial Artisan Ales The Last Word
5. Perennial Artisan Ales Funky Wit
6. Almanac Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine 2014
7. Stillwater A Saison Darkly
8. Off Color Brewing Apex Predator
9. Crooked Stave Surette
10 *TBA* Crooked Stave
11. Jackie O’s Brick Kiln Barleywine
12. Breakside Passionfruit Sour Ale
13. Breakside Aztec Ale
14. Oakshire Pumpkin Porter
15. Jolly Pumpkin Maricaibo Especial 2012

Backcountry Pizza & Tap House is located at: 2319 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO.

Crooked Stave will host a special series of collaboration tappings every evening during GABF Week. On Monday, head to The Source to try beers from Almanac Brewing. Tapping at 6 PM. Crooked Stave at The Source is located at: 3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO.

Breckenridge Brewery’s coming to Freshcraft on Monday night. They’ll be raffling off tickets to Karl Denson and will be giving away some great Breck schwag.

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Look for:

471 Over the Moon
BA Cherry Oatmeal Stout
Mango Mosaic Pale Ale

Freshcraft is located at: 1530 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202.

Krewe BBQ will host a Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover on Monday, featuring some specialty brews from the CA brewery.

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Look for Narwhal Imperial Stout, Foam Pilsner, CANfusion Rye Bock, Trip in the Woods Scotch Ale and more. Stop by and show off your stuff in the Air Guitar Contest, where the winner will walk away with tickets to the GABF! Krewe is located at: 1109 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203.

Cheers!

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Fresh Hop Festival – Kicking Off Denver Beer Week

The Falling Rock Fresh Hop Festival is in its 9th year and this year it has become part of the Colorado Brewers Guild and Imbibe’s Inaugural Lovibond Series.  The Fresh Hop Fest highlights beers that were made with hops that went from harvest to brew kettle in under 24 hours. That’s fresh!

Falling Rock hosted the event on both levels of their tap house as well as the parking area outside. About 10 breweries were set up downstairs, another 7 or 8 upstairs, with the remaining breweries set up outside. A large tent was set up outside, which made it much more comfortable on a nice, sunny Colorado day.

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Free snacks, including Goldfish, oyster crackers and various cheeses were provided for attendees to snack on. The glassware provided had a nice heavy base that gave it quite a comfortable heft and was one of the better glasses we’ve seen provided at a beer festival.

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This year’s event included some of the industry veterans like Odell, Great Divide, Avery & Boulder, along with several new entries to the Denver market such as Comrade, 4 Noses, Wonderland, Station 26, Jagged Mountain and many more. It was definitely heavier on the freshmen side of things.  While many of the beers were pale ales and IPAs, a couple of breweries brought some unique fresh hopped beers, including a fresh hop saison from Chain Reaction and fresh hop ciders from The Old Mine.

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The highlights for us were the aforementioned ciders from The Old Mine and Comrade’s Fresh Hop Superdamp. The ciders provided a nice sweet and tart alternative to all the hoppy beers being served, while Comrade’s Superdamp was an excellent IPA made with wet Cascade and Chinook hops from High Wire Hop Farms in Paonia, CO.

Overall, this was a fun event and an excellent way to kick off the coming week.

Cheers!

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Avery Brewing Releases Rumpkin Batch No. 4

Avery Brewing will release Batch No. 4 of Rumpkin on Sunday, September 28th. Another monster barrel-aged beer from the Boulder brewery. This year’s batch spent four months aging in fresh rum barrels and clocks in at 16.73% ABV. The brewery will host a release party on Sunday, with special tappings in the tasting room beginning at 11 AM. Some of the beers that’ll be serve include Uncle Jacobs Stout ’13, The Beast ’10, Chipotle Raspberry Reverend and Rumpkin ’12. Additional details are below. Don’t miss it! 

Avery Brewing Continues Its Pumpkin Harvest With Rumpkin

Rum Barrel-Aged Beer Release Party on September 28th

Boulder, CO – Falling just a week after the release of their new beer, Pump[KY]n, batch no. 4 of Avery Brewing Company’s Rumpkin is ready to be harvested.

This is the fourth year Avery has brewed Rumpkin, a 16.73% ABV pumpkin ale aged for four months in fresh rum barrels. While the first three batches were extremely well-received, the availability was far too limited, so Founder and CEO Adam Avery tripled its production.

avery rumpkin bottle“The demand for our barrel-aged beers has been much bigger than what we could produce, so we’ve put a huge emphasis on increasing the barrelage of these projects. We need to keep pushing the envelope.”

Last year Avery made 600 cases of Rumpkin and this year they made 1600, plus 2000 cases of Pump[KY]n. “The pumpkin harvest at the brewery was huge this year!” joked Avery.

Avery’s Chief Barrel Herder Andy Parker says this beer isn’t easy to make. “You have to take the time to make sure the barrels properly mature, and it’s hard to get yeast to do what they need to do in 16 percent alcohol.”

Avery used 2300 pounds of pumpkin to make this brew—7.5 pounds per barrel—and added 38 pounds of cinnamon, 32 pounds of nutmeg, 25 pounds of allspice, and 4 pounds of ginger. “The idea behind Rumpkin was a pumpkin pie soaked in rum,” says Avery. “And I think we definitely nailed it.”

The name Rumpkin was easy to come up with. “Just like with the name Pump[KY]n, we changed one letter and we’re able to describe exactly what’s in the beer.”

Batch no. 4 of Rumpkin will be released on Sunday, September 28th at the Avery Tap Room in Boulder. The line party starts at 11am and will feature rare and exclusive beers on tap. Bottle sales begin at 1pm and will be sold for $12 each with a 1 case limit. Rumpkin will reach store shelves around CO and in AR, AZ, CA, FL, IL, KS, KY, MA, MI, MO, NJ, NY, OK, PA, TX, VA, WA, and WY.
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Cheers!

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Fresh Hop Festival Lineup

The 9th Annual Fresh Hop Festival is set for Falling Rock Tap House on Saturday, September 27th from noon – 4 PM. A few tickets still remain for this special fest, which highlights the beauty of freshly harvested hops that hit the wort in 24 hours or less of being picked.

This year’s event will feature more than 30 breweries pouring a variety of fresh hopped beauties. Here’s a glimpse at some of this year’s offerings:

4 Noses Brewing – 4 Noses Fresh Hop Proboscis
Black Bottle Brewery – Fresh Hop Hipster
Black Sky Brewery – Demonseed IPA and Chuck Fresh
Boulder Beer – Fryed
Cannonball Creek Brewing Company – Colorado Fresh Hop Rye
Comrade Brewing Company – Fresh Hop Superpower IPA
Copper Kettle Brewing Company – The Hoppa
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company – Sticky Fingers Fresh Hop Ale
Dad & Dude’s Breweria – Harvest Fresh Hop Ale and Ron Burgundy Fresh Hop Ale
Echo Brewing Company – Fresh Hop Pale Ale
Elevation Beer Company – Downpour Imperial Red Ale
Great Divide Brewing Company – Colorado Fresh Hop and Great Divide Fresh Hop
Kannah Creek Brewing Co. – ESB Cascade and ESB Chinook
Our Mutual Friend – Fresh Hop IPA and Fresh Hop Farmhouse
Pateros Creek – Fresh Hop Pils
Sanitas Brewing Company – Wet Hop Red
Ska Brewing – Hoperation Ivy
Station 26 Brewing Co. – Fresh Hop American Pale Ale
Strange Craft Beer Company – Get Fresh IPA
Telluride Brewing Co – American Wet Hopped Summer!
The Brew on Broadway (The BoB) – Cinderella Twin Wet Dry Hooped Double IPA
The Post Brewing Co. – Wet Panda
Tommyknocker Brewery – Colorado IPA Nouveau 2014
Verboten Brewing - Half A Million and Fresh Hop India Brown
Wynkoop Brewing Co. – Fresh-Hopped Belgorado Belgian-Style IPA

Tickets are just $40 and can be picked up right HERE. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Colorado Brewers Guild. Grab yours today and enjoy some of these lovely seasonal brews. Falling Rock Tap House is located at: 1919 Blake St, Denver, CO.

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My GABF: The Smart Way To Savor

For the past few years, the Brewers Association has published a smart phone app to help guide your journeys during the Great American Beer Festival. From a rocky beginning with reports of lost data and maps that were little more than the same images in the guidebook, they have turned this app into the finely honed machine we have today. Available for free on both Apple and Android, we consider this app essential for your GABF experience.

From the start screen, you default to the “My GABF” tab in the center of the menu bar. From there, you’ll see any breweries and beers that you’ve selected as favorites.

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The beer list will not be populated until just before the festival but you can go in now and add any breweries you don’t want to miss. To do this, click on the icon of three bottles on the far left, which will lead you to the brewery search screen.

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From the brewery search screen, you can either search for a brewery in the search window or browse through the alphabetical listings. Here you can see the results of us searching for one of our favorite up and coming Colorado breweries, Broken Compass.

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Once you have found a brewery using the search function, you can add this brewery to your list of favorites by clicking the pint glass with the plus symbol. If you click on the brewery name, the app will bring up a quick description of the brewery and a listing of the beers they are pouring (once the list is added in). From this same screen, you can click on the map marker icon next to your selected brewery and it will take you to an interactive map with a blinking red dot indicating the location of your next delicious beverage.

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Another nifty feature for those of you who can’t decide what to drink next is the Beer Tours menu. Read more »

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Weekend Beer Buzz 09/25/2014

And here we are, just days away from the Great American Beer Festival. One last “normal” weekend before it all hits Denver. We’ve got a full lineup of events and releases to talk about.

Don’t forget to check out our GABF Calendars. You can get the classic rundown HERE or the Google Calendar HERE. We’ve been adding and updating every day, so please bookmark the pages and check back often.

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

  • 1st Anniversary Week, Black Sky Brewery, Denver, CO

Black Sky Brewery is celebrating their 1st Anniversary this week. Check out their calendar for live shows, special tappings and a BBQ on Sunday.

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Black Sky Brewery is located at: 490 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO.

Station 26 will tap a firkin of Mojito Cream Ale (Colorado Cream Ale with fresh lime and mint) on Thursday afternoon. They’ll be joined by Farm to Truck, so come out and enjoy a bite to eat with your tasty brew. Station 26 Brewing Co. is located at: 7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80207.

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Copper Kettle will celebrate Oktoberfest on Friday. They’ll tap their Marienplatz Marzen at noon and will have Crazy Good Food out front serving up German-style grub. The party runs all day long. Copper Kettle Brewing is located at: 1338 S Valentia St #101, Denver, CO 80247.

This week’s firkin is the “Bartender’s Choice”. There’s no tellin’ what those crazy kids came up with, but stop by and enjoy. Friday at 3 PM. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Popular Denver bottle shop Mr. B’s is turning 5 this weekend. To celebrate, they’re releasing two (of the three) collaboration beers they made alongside Crooked Stave. Batonnage is a blend of roughly 75% L’Brett d’Or, 20% Surette and 5% Vieille. The beer was aged in white wine barrels from California’s Tablas Creek Winery,which produces wines from varietal grapes grown in the Rhone River Valley of Southern France.

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Picture from Mr. B’s Facebook Page

Batonnage Classic is a White Wine Barrel-Aged Sour. Battonage Dry-Hopped & Zested was dry-hopped with Moteuka hops and zested with kumquats and tangerines. The third beer will most likely be released before the end of the year, so stay tuned for details on that one.

Bottle sales will begin at 10 AM at Mr. B’s in Denver. 375mL bottles will be available for $12.99 each, with a limit of 3 / person of each beer (6 bottles total). Mr. B’s has requested those lining up early do not bring bottles to share. Head to Mr. B’s Facebook Page for additional details. Mr. B’s is located at: 2101 Market St. Unit 112, Denver, CO.

  • Docktoberfest, Dry Dock Brewing, Aurora, CO, 11 AM

Docktoberfest is here. Head to Dry Dock on Saturday for the tapping of this year’s Oktoberfest Lager at 11 AM. They’ll have brats on the grill and live music by The Rhinelanders from 1 – 4 PM. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.

Falling Rock will host the 9th Annual Fresh Hop Festival on Saturday. Tickets are just $40 to this one, which includes snacks and the opportunity to sample dozens of wet-hopped brews.

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Here’s a look at some of the beers that’ll be pouring: Read more »

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