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Weekend Beer Buzz 04/28/2016

Another weekend. Another snow storm.

You’re gonna need that 17% Imperial Stout being released at Avery to warm you up. Also, big shout out to Big Choice Brewing and City Star Brewing, who both turn 4 this weekend! Oh, and Aurora’s turning 125! Head over to Dry Dock and help blow out the candles. Dentures optional.

Here’s the scoop for the weekend. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Lemondrop Wit’s hitting the tap lines at Station 26 on Thursday afternoon. Station 26 Brewing Co. is located at: 7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80207.

First Draft will serve up some killer kegs from Perennial on Thursday evening. Look for Sump, 17, Jack Rose, Abraxas, Hommelbier, and Saison de Lis. These beauties tap at 6 PM. First Draft is located at: 1309 26th St, Denver, CO.

Freshcraft will host Left Hand on Thursday night when they tap their brand new Extrovert American IPA. Come out and get hopped up on the good stuff. Left Hand reps will be on hand to slap some high 5’s, dish out some cool gear and tap other beauties like Wicked Juju and Barrel-Aged Wake Up Dead. 7 PM! Freshcraft is located at: 1530 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202.

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Head to Dry Dock on Friday for a Firkin release of Orange Blossom Honey Pilsner. Tapping set for Friday at 3 PM. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.

Comrade Brewing will take over the taps at Peak to Peak this weekend. The fun begins on Friday at 4 PM and runs until Sunday. Check the Peak to Peak Facebook Page for tappings and updates. Peak to Peak is located at: 16701 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, CO.

Aurora’s celebrating its 125th Anniversary this weekend and Dry Dock’s created a special Blonde Ale brewed with beet sugar to commemorate the occasion. Who knew Aurora was so deeply rooted in beet farming. The beer will available both on draft and in 22oz. bombers to-go. *Bombers will be available at Dry Dock – North beginning on Thursday, April 28th. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014.

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Big Choice Brewing will celebrate their 4th Anniversary on Saturday. Head up to raise a glass and enjoy special tappings, food trucks, live music, yard games and more. Looks like it’s beer for breakfast on Saturday with this 10 AM start. Big Choice Brewing is located at: 7270 W 118th Pl, Unit A, Broomfield, CO.

Congrats to City Star Brewing as they’re also celebrating their 4th Anniversary on Saturday. Head over for special tappings, live music, cupcakes and other shenanigans. City Star Brewing is located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

TRVE will release Suffering Soul on Saturday at Noon. This new one’s a Golden Sour with ginger, pomelo, and black pepper. Can’t say we’ve ever tried this one, but the artwork alone has us sold.

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Limited run here (less than 50 cases); Only 6 bottles / person. Don’t miss out. TRVE Brewing is located at: 227 Broadway #101, Denver, CO.

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beer hunter's report

Beer Hunter’s Report 04/27/2016

Every week, Scott puts his ear to the bottle, takes to the streets and seeks out all the new brews hitting the better bottle shops around town. You’ll find his Beer Hunter’s Report posted here every Wednesday. Any last-minute additions can be found in Thursday’s Weekend Beer Buzz.

  • Fantôme Pissenlit (NOTE: That does NOT say piss-in-it, ok?!?),
  • Stillwater Tuppence, a Brett Porter…interesting…
  • Stone 6th Anniversary Porter is also a Porter, but not with Brett.
  • Oakshire Hopollo 7 Northwest IPA cans.
  • Jolly Pumpkin Bier de Mars and Hamajang, a collaboration project with Leelanau Brewing, Mikkeller and Evil Twin Brewing (wat!). Don’t worry, it’s a blend, these guys didn’t actually get together and brew this.
  • AleSmith Private Stock Ale has hit.
  • Crooked Stave Petite Sour Raspberry is on the shelves.
  • Russian River Pliny and Consecration! OMG…RUN!!
  • Epic Sour Brainless on Peaches hitting hard.
  • Perrin Black, 98 Problems, Grapefruit IPA and Pack Of Problems 12 pack mixer (Thanks to Matt Bates for the heads up!)
  • Some locals: 4 Noses Bout Dam Time, Renegade Grapefruit Endpoint, Left Hand Extrovert. Man, I wish Colorado would release some IPAs.

By: Scott Steigerwald

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Weekend Beer Buzz 04/21/2016

Prince… Ugh. What is the deal with 2016. Brutal.

Let’s turn up the jams and party like it’s 1999 in honor of this tremendous talent.

There’s plenty to do this weekend. Congrats to Copper Kettle and Comrade on their upcoming anniversaries. They’re super close to each other, so don’t miss your chance to hit both parties on Saturday. In other news, the new train line fires up this weekend, giving us better access to the airport and a bunch of awesome breweries. Check the RTD website for free ride times and climb aboard. Our last big news this week comes from Atom Brewing, who opens on Saturday. These guys are legit. Show your support.

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Copper Kettle’s celebrating their 5 Year Anniversary this weekend. Head over on Thursday for their Throwback Beer Tappings. Look for 4 re-releases from 2011. They’ll tap Altbier, Roggenbier, Copper Mezzina (American Pale Ale) and Black Onyx (Black Lager).

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Tappings begin at 2 PM. Copper Kettle Brewing is located at: 1338 S Valentia St #101, Denver, CO 80247.

Renegade will launch their Grapefruit Endpoint Triple IPA in cans on Thursday. Head over beginning at 5 PM for $1 off cans and grab some to go. Renegade Brewing is located at: 925 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO.

Look for Golden Raisin Juicy Banger over at Station 26 on Thursday. Station 26 Brewing Co. is located at: 7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80207.

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Black Shirt Brewing’s getting an RTD stop right behind their brewery. Beginning on Friday, they’ll kick off a 3-day celebration with live music, food trucks (can you say lobster rolls!?) and new brews. On Friday, they’ll release Frontman IPA w/ Simcoe & Mosaic. Come back on Saturday to try Common Red Kolsch. You’ll find a complete listing of food trucks and other happenings HERE. Black Shirt Brewing is located at: 3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO.

Copper Kettle’s celebrating their 5 Year Anniversary this weekend. On Friday stop by for their Staff Showdown, where 5 tap room members teamed up with 5 CK brewers to drum up 5 new beers. The fun kicks off at Noon. Copper Kettle Brewing is located at: 1338 S Valentia St #101, Denver, CO 80247.

Wynkoop Brewing’s ready for you, after a major remodel and arrival of a new brew system. Stop by on Friday beginning at 3 PM and enjoy new seasonals and barrel-aged brews, plus free tours every 30 minutes until 7:30. Wynkoop Brewing is located at: 1634 18th St, Denver, CO.

Head to Dry Dock on Friday afternoon to try the firkin of Rye Vienna Lager. Tapping set for 3 PM. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.

Cerebral Brewing will tap their Tetrachromat 1 on Friday at 4 PM. This is the first in a series of fruited Berliner Weiss releases and was made with 260 lbs of dragon fruit, giving it that incredible neon color. This one comes in at just 4% ABV, so don’t be afraid to enjoy a few. 4 PM tapping. Cerebral Brewing is located at: 1477 Monroe St, Denver, CO.

Head to the new Wolf Bar at Avanti on Friday evening for a tap takeover featuring Ratio Beerworks and Crooked Stave. Look for Colorado Wild Sage, St. Bretta, and L’Brett d’Cherry from Crooked Stave, plus Dear You (French Saison), Rented World (West Coast IPA), Handwritten (Belgian Abbey White) from Ratio. 4 PM start, this is presented by the good folks over at PorchDrinking. Avanti F&B is located at: 3200 Pecos St, Denver, CO.

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Congrats to our kick ass friends over at Comrade Brewing, who will celebrate their 2nd Anniversary on Saturday. Head over for 20 beers on tap, special Speigelau glassware and food from The Pasta Cart and The Wing Wagon Grill. Please, no pups in the tap room this weekend. That’s a little strange to say knowing how many awesome doggies we always see in the tasting room, but it’s gonna be a full house and it’s for their safety. The lineup’s gonna be killer. Here’s a peek:

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High 5’s to David, Marks and the entire Comrade crew. Comrade Brewing is located at: 7667 E Iliff, Ste F, Denver, CO.

Ratio Beerworks will sponsor a fun-run 5k through the neighborhood. Walk, jog, run, crawl, all while raising money for local non-profits. This is part of the Brewery Running Series and includes a Ratio beer, plus a pint glass or seasonal swag. Details HERE. Ratio Beerworks is located at: 2920 Larimer St, Denver, CO.

Atom Brewing will release their very first brew on Saturday at Noon. Arlo is Atom’s traditional Farmhouse Ale made using open fermentation with house yeast in custom oak fermenters and aged in oak for 3 months. The 6.5% ABV beer will be available for $15 / 750mL. No limits. Cash or card.

atom brewing arlo

Atom is the real deal. Learn more about this Farmhouse-inspired brewery HERE. Get up there on Saturday and show Jeff and Chris your support. Please no pups or outside bottles. Pro Tip – Don’t miss The Old Mine for great beers and food. It’s the perfect after party once you grab your bottles. Atom Brewing is located at: 654 Moffat St, Erie, CO.

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beer hunter's report

Beer Hunter’s Report 04/19/2016

Every week, Scott puts his ear to the bottle, takes to the streets and seeks out all the new brews hitting the better bottle shops around town. You’ll find his Beer Hunter’s Report posted here every Wednesday. Any last-minute additions can be found in Thursday’s Weekend Beer Buzz.

  • Odell Prop Culture, with 10 different strains of yeast! Yeast heads, unite! Or something like that.
  • I’ve mentioned Avery Epletus for the past couple of weeks. It’s a weird release, slowly releasing to stores little by little. Just…look for it.
  • Perennial Artisan Ales 17, minty fresh.
  • Evil Twin/Westbrook Mini Growler Imperial Stout, growler sold separately.
  • Green Bench Sunshine City in 6-packs. Where da pool at?
  • Prairie Phantasmagoria and Prairie Vous Fransais.
  • Almanac Apricot de Brettaville (<–NOTE: This place does not actually exist, I checked Google Maps. All lies!).
  • Omnipollo Nautilus (sour) and Noa Pecan Mud Cake Imperial Stout (stout).

By: Scott Steigerwald

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Atom Brewing Charged Up For Opening Day

It’s starting to seem as though a brewery is opening every week in Colorado, but this is one that we’ve been keeping our eye on for a couple of years. This one is…different. This one has potential to rival the greats that we already know and love. Atom Brewing is located in Erie, Colorado – just a few blocks down the road from The Old Mine Cidery & Brewpub.

Perhaps the biggest charm of this 100% oak fermented brewery is that it’s not located in a warehouse in a random industrial zone or strategically located in some trendy, gentrified part of town. Instead, Atom’s barrel cellar is located in the backyard of owners Jeff and Christina Porn, in a refurbished storage building located about 30 feet away from their home. Yes, you read that correctly, they’re living the American dream with a brewery in their own backyard.

Atom has been in the works for nearly 4 years. During that time, Jeff and his wife Chris have been saving their money to invest in the brewery, buying a barrel here and a transfer hose there, slowly accruing everything they needed in order to build Atom from the ground up. Their patient, frugal and noble approach to opening the brewery has allowed them to not owe a single dime to a bank or private investor, giving them complete control over the beers they make.

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The wort is made at Odd13 Brewing in nearby Lafayette, CO where Porn does the brewing himself. From there, the wort is transported back to Atom’s barrel cellar and transferred into custom-built oak puncheons for an open primary fermentation. “I have found that open fermentation gives my beers exponentially more esters,” says Porn.

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Once primary fermentation is complete the beer is racked into various wine and spirit barrels for an extended aging period. This sounds like a huge task for two people who have day jobs, but passion for the art of brewing fuels both Jeff and Chris. To them, this is not a job, but rather a rewarding hobby that will happily consume their free time and weekends.

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Drawing inspiration from Jester King, Porn likes to call his beers “Farmhouse inspired” as opposed to Farmhouse Ales as he humbly doesn’t feel justified in doing so. Looking around the grounds of their beautiful home we’d give him a free pass to at least call himself a micro-Farmhouse, as the location truly fits the bill.

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Their property has an assortment of grape, cherry, peach and apple trees which will eventually be added to upcoming beers. Colorado wildflowers, lavender and lilac sprinkle the yard which have all spontaneously contributed to Atom’s house yeast culture. A chicken coop applies the final brush stroke. The barrel cellar itself is a work of art, featuring a cedar wood ceiling to capture and trap the microflora. Aside from the rustic environment, the beers themselves encompass the spirit of Farmhouse brewing. Atom – the rustic micro-Farmhouse brewery.

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“I brew for the artistic perspective and not so much for the science. I know all the science behind brewing but I don’t like to be constrained by styles,” says Porn. Atom’s initial roll out will feature many classic Farmhouse-inspired styles. The first release is Arlo, a 6.5% Saison aged in neutral oak wine barrels. You may remember this delicious beer, which was pouring at the recent Vail Big Beers along with a special Gin barrel-aged version.  Read more »

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Weekend Beer Buzz 04/14/2016

This weekend’s looking like it’ll be a wet one. Hopefully it doesn’t get too sloppy out there because there are some great events and releases on the calendar.

Saison Fest takes over TRiNiTY, Atom will hold their very first release, Crooked Stave’s bringing back Persica, Black Project’s got a delicious duo ready to share too. So. Much. Beer.

Cross your fingers that the weather cooperates and be safe out there. Oh, and Happy Record Store Day!

UPDATE: With this storm on our doorstep, a few events have been postponed. Stay tuned for additional updates.

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Over at Station 26 on Thursday, stop by to try Wee Peaty Picked A Pepper. Crepeful will be serving it up from their food truck. Station 26 Brewing Co. is located at: 7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80207.

Jakes Brew Bar will host a showdown of locally made, New England-style IPAs on Thursday afternoon. Whether you’re already a fan of this latest craze or still on the fence, head to Jakes and see what they’re all about. They’ll be serving up WeldWerks Juicy Bits, Odd13 Brewing Codename Superfan, Cerebral Rare Trait, Fiction Cosmic Unity and FERMÆNTRA Aesop. 4 PM start. Jakes Brew Bar is located at: 2540 W Main St, Littleton, CO.

Dogfish Head will be back at Freshcraft on Thursday night. They’ll be serving up Namaste through a Randall with Miracle Berries and Blueberries. Also look for Beer To Drink Music To and Romantic Chemistry IPA. 7 PM start. Freshcraft is located at: 1530 Blake St, Unit A, Denver, CO.

Friday, April 15th, 2016

  • Menu Update, Comrade Brewing, Denver, CO, Noon

On Friday at Noon, Comrade will tap Redshirt: Red IPA. This one’s 6.3% ABV with a heavy dose of El Dorado, Simcoe, and Chinook hops. Comrade Brewing is located at: 7667 E Iliff Ave, Suite F, Denver, CO 80231.

Head to Dry Dock on Friday to try their firkin of Raspberry Wheat. Tapping set for 3 PM. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Crooked Stave’s breathing new life into their classic Barrel Cellar location. On Saturday, they’ll release a fresh batch of Persica. Widely regarded as one of the brewery’s finest and most popular beers, Persica hasn’t been released in more than 2 years and even then was only available to members of their exclusive Cellar Reserve beer club. The beer’s a Sour Ale aged in oak with juicy Colorado peaches.

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Persica will not see distribution and will only be available during the upcoming release party. Crooked Stave will dig into their cellar to share some special beers and will have exclusive Persica glassware available during the event.

Crooked Stave Owner Chad Yakobson is looking forward to opening up the Barrel Cellar for the special event, saying “After all this time, we are floored to be able to open our doors back up to all our great friends and fans to show off our recently renovated brewery and release one of our favorite beers of all time.”

Here at Brewtally Insane, we’re extremely excited for the event and can’t wait to stock the cellar with a fresh batch of Persica. Hope to see you there. Click HERE for more info. The Barrel Cellar is located at: 1441 W 46th Ave, Denver, CO.

Drunken Tirade is a Double IPA Collaboration between Station 26 Brewing, Falling Rock Tap House and Mr. B’s Wine & Spirits. This is a 9.1% ABV Unfiltered Double IPA “for drinking, not for chewing.” Hopped up with Nelson Sauvin and Hallertau Blanc, this 130 IBU brew will hit the Falling Rock lines at 11 AM. Mr. B’s will sell bombers on Saturday beginning at 1 PM for $8.99. You’ll also find this one on tap at Station 26 beginning on Sunday, April 17th. Falling Rock Tap House is located at: 1515 Blake St, Denver, CO. Mr. B’s is located at: 2101 Market St, Unit 112, Denver, CO. Station 26 Brewing Co. is located at: 7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80207.

It’s Saison Fest down at TRiNiTY this weekend. This is one of the finest gatherings of Saisons, Barrel-Aged, Wild, Funky, Fun, Farmhouse Brews you’ll ever come across. It all makes for a chill afternoon sipping good beers with awesome people.

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It’s no surprise that tickets are Sold Out, but if you were lucky enough to snag a ticket, you’ll enjoy brews from TRVE, Black Raven, Former Future, Green Bench, Odd13, Red Leg, The Commons, Cigar City, 7venth Sun and many more. TRiNiTY Brewing is located at: 1446 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colorado Springs, CO.

UPDATE: Postponed Until Saturday, April 23rd

Atom Brewing will release their very first brew on Saturday at Noon. Arlo is their traditional Farmhouse Ale made using open fermentation in their custom oak fermenters, house yeast blend and aged in oak for 3 months. The 6.5% ABV beer will be available for $15 / 750mL. No limits. Cash or card.

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Atom is the real deal. Get up there on Saturday and show Jeff and Chris your support. Please no pups or outside bottles. Atom Brewing is located at: 654 Moffat St, Erie, CO.

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beer hunter's report

Beer Hunter’s Report 04/13/2016

Every week, Scott puts his ear to the bottle, takes to the streets and seeks out all the new brews hitting the better bottle shops around town. You’ll find his Beer Hunter’s Report posted here every Wednesday. Any last-minute additions can be found in Thursday’s Weekend Beer Buzz.

  • Firestone Walker Parabola is disappearing as fast as it shows up. It’s a great beer, but get a grip folks.
  • Lagunitas The Waldos’ Special Ale. Spark up bro! (showed up at some places last week, more this week)
  • La Cumbre Project Dank is back, we think this iteration is a NE-style unfiltered IPA released on 3/25, but we aren’t 100% sure…
  • Evil Twin Brewing Aún Más Todo Jesús.
  • Crooked Stave Seranata Notturna with Blueberry, a tap room only exclusive…wait a second!
  • The Bruery Humulus Rye Hoppy Rye Lager and Or Xata.
  • Stillwater/Dugges Bryggeri Tropic Punch Ale. A Swedish sour ale with peach, mango and passion fruit.
  • On Fleek Imperial Stout, another Stillwater collab, this one with Casita Cerveceria.
  • Elevation Beer Company Acide, a dry-hopped kettle sour saison.
  • Blackberry Farm Spring Saison returns.
  • Ecliptic Brewing Zenith Grapefruit Gose.
  • Pipeworks Smore Money Smore Problems so you can do a side-by-side with Smores Medianoche (keeping it local y’all). Also, more drops of Lizard King and Ninja vs. Unicorn.
  • Avery Expletus has finally hitted wider distro!
  • Local releases this weekend:
    • Crooked Stave releases Persica at the Barrel Cellar this Saturday, April 16th at 10 AM. More info here.
    • Atom Brewing releases Arlo Batch One on Saturday, April 16th starting at noon. You should really try to check this out. More info on their Facebook page.
    • Station 26 releases Drunken Tirade Double IPA on…wait for it…Saturday bitches! lol, lulz, wtf, etc. It will be on tap at Falling Rock starting at 11 AM, but head over to Mr. Bs for bombers at 1 PM if you’d rather drink at home during this epic rain/snow storm we’re supposedly getting.
    • Black Project (Former Future) will have a dual bottle release, Jumpseat and Ejector, on Sunday, April 17th (so happy it’s not also Saturday yo!) at noon. Your weekend is now complete.

By: Scott Steigerwald

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Weekend Beer Buzz 04/07/2016

National Beer Day. Opening Day. I’m not quite sure how our two greatest unofficial holidays ended up falling on the same week, but I’ll take it.

Get your game faces on as this week’s rundown is built for those on top of their craft beer game. Look for some amazing beer releases and special tappings. Also, BIG Congrats to Spangalang as they celebrate their 1st Anniversary all weekend long! Get over at some point and help them celebrate.

Enjoy!

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

On Thursday, Station 26 will tap a Sesame American Dark Lager. They’ll be joined by the Crepeful food truck. Station 26 Brewing Co. is located at: 7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80207.

Friday, April 8th, 2016

A big shout out to our friends over at Spangalang as they get ready to celebrate their 1st Anniversary this weekend. Come out and raise a glass during their 3-day long celebration! Look for live music, a pop-up patio featuring limited release brews, a Sunday Brunch and more.

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Here’s the current schedule of special tappings and happenings:

Belgian Heavy Friday featuring – Giant Steps (Belgian Quad), Love Supreme (Belgian Quad with cherries), Triple Risotto Milanese (collaboration with Italian Brewers Birrificio Argo and Alex Liberati of Liberati Brewing), Le Voyage (Belgian Triple, blend of wine bbl aged beers with brett), Pure Funk (kettle sour 100% fermented with brett /cherries), Pure Funk Volume 2 (kettle sour 100% fermented with brett/orange peel), and Gosa (salted/spices sour ale).

Night Walkin’ Saturday featuring – Night Walker Imperial Stout, Night Walker Con Alma (wine bbl aged), Bourbon Night Walker 2015 and Bourbon Night Walker 2016.

Sunday Beer Brunch featuring – Birth of Cool (Cucumber Gosa) and Michelada (made with Cucumber Gosa and a special Bloody mix from the Real Dill) – paired with a wonderful brunch board from ZIVIX Five Points. Tyler DuBois of the The Real Dill will also be on-site passing out goodies!

As will our good friend and neighbor, Arturo Gomez, of KUVO Jazz. He’ll be spinning records from 7pm until “god knows when” on Friday. The Parlor Pickers will pick up the tunes on Saturday from 4 to 6pm, followed by the Mike Schwartz Band from 6 to 10pm; featuring Mike Schwartz on organ, Greg Harris on vibraphone and Daniel Hogan on drums. And The Clarkson Street Band will keep the party funky from 1 to 4pm on Sunday.

Visit the Event Page for additional details. Get out and support these guys and their killer brewery. Spangalang Brewery is located at: 2736 Welton St, Denver, CO.

Lucky Pie will team up with Epic Brewing on Opening Day for special tappings and sausages. Look for Imperial IPA, Tart ‘n Juicy IPA, Hop Syndrome Lager, Bratwurst, Andouille Sausage and more. Lucky Pie LoDo is located at: 1610 16th St, Denver, CO.

Friday is Opening Day! Head to Park Burger for some special tappings from Melvin Brewing. Look for Killer Bees, Brosaic, Melvin IPA, 2×4 DIPA, Asterisk and Jungle Juice. Melvin Brewing just hit cans last week and their lineup is stellar. Don’t miss this. Park Burger – RiNo is located at: 2615 Walnut St, Denver, CO.

FERMÆNTRA will tap their ÆSOP New England-style Imperial IPA on Friday at Noon. Characterized by its cloudy appearance and juicy aroma, the new style is getting quite the buzz in Colorado these days as more and more breweries take a stab at the style, while traditionalists want no part of it. Read more in this Westword article.

Picture from Fermaentra Facebook Page.

Picture from Fermaentra Facebook Page.

As for the FERMÆNTRA release:

“What makes ÆSOP so unique is the intensity of the hop aroma and flavor, balanced by a textural creaminess and the juice-like drinkability not typically found in traditional IPA, or even IIPA. It’s juicy, it’s hazy, and it’s a smooth strong ale with intense flavors of tropical juice (pineapple, mango, guava) and undercurrents of lime, grapefruit, and lemons.”

Tapping set for Noon. FERMÆNTRA is located at: 1715 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO.

  • Menu Update, Comrade Brewing, Denver, CO, Noon

On Friday, Comrade will release Honeyman 9. This time around, the ever-changing IPA clocks in at 5.8% ABV, 42 IBUs and is described as having a “beautiful bright golden straw color with crisp and dry finish.” Comrade Brewing is located at: 7667 E Iliff Ave, Suite F, Denver, CO 80231.

Denver Beer Co. will release 22oz. bombers of Cocoa Cream Graham Cracker Porter on Friday at Noon. Come early and grab yours before they gone. The first 100 people will be treated to s’mores on the patio. Denver Beer Co. is located at: 1695 Platte St, Denver, CO.

Copper Kettle will tap their Pomelo IPA aka Hipster IPA on Friday at Noon. You might remember this one from Collaboration Fest. Brewed with CAUTION, the beer was dry-hopped with New Zealand Hops and features Pomelo juice. Copper Kettle Brewing is located at: 1338 S Valentia St #101, Denver, CO 80247.

Well if that isn’t a mouthful. For this one, Wit’s End took their tasty Kitchen Sink Porter and aged it for 5 months in a Rye Whiskey Barrel from Laws Whiskey House. Just a limited amount is available, but the first 5 folks will have the opportunity to purchase a growler fill. Wit’s End is located at: 2505 W 2nd Ave, Unit 13, Denver, CO.

Head to Dry Dock on Friday afternoon for a double dose of firkins. First up at Noon is the American Amber Ale. Follow that up at 3 PM with a very special firkin of Dragon Fruit Gose. This is the same delicious Gose that was a collaboration by the Pink Boots Society. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.

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beer hunter's report

Beer Hunter’s Report 04/06/2016

Every week, Scott puts his ear to the bottle, takes to the streets and seeks out all the new brews hitting the better bottle shops around town. You’ll find his Beer Hunter’s Report posted here every Wednesday. Any last-minute additions can be found in Thursday’s Weekend Beer Buzz.

  • The big news of the month is the arrival of Melvin in cans, specifically 2×4, IPA and Hubert. While these hit most places last week, look for more drops this week.
  • Get excite: Mile High Wine and Spirits will release a collab with Casey, Blackberry Honey, this Saturday the 9th at 9AM. 2 bottle limit, $24.99 each. They’ll have other Casey goodies as well.
  • Avery Expletus should drop hard soon.
  • Word is FW Parabola should hit next week…but I’d still keep my nose to the ground this week, just in case.
  • There’s some other stuff dropping, but who cares.

By: Scott Steigerwald

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Crooked Stave Announces Persica Day at Barrel Cellar

Crooked Stave has announced Persica Day on Saturday, April 16th at their former tasting room and current Barrel Cellar located in Denver. Persica, widely regarded as one of the brewery’s finest and most popular beers, hasn’t been released in more than 2 years and even then was only available to members of their exclusive Cellar Reserve beer club. The beer’s a Sour Ale aged in oak with juicy Colorado peaches.

Persica will not see distribution and will only be available during the upcoming release party. Crooked Stave will dig into their cellar to share some special beers and will have exclusive Persica glassware available during the event.

Crooked Stave Owner Chad Yakobson is looking forward to opening up the Barrel Cellar for the special event, saying “After all this time, we are floored to be able to open our doors back up to all our great friends and fans to show off our recently renovated brewery and release one of our favorite beers of all time.”

Here at Brewtally Insane, we’re extremely excited for the event and can’t wait to stock the cellar with a fresh batch of Persica. Hope to see you there. Read on for more info.

 

Crooked Stave Announces Persica Day on April 16th to Coincide with the Release of Persica and the Reopening of The Barrel Cellar   

Denver, Colo. – April 3rd, 2016 – Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project has some exciting news for 2016 and it starts with the announcement that the Barrel Cellar will open back up for the release of Persica, the breweries most sought after of beer releases. On Saturday April 16th starting at 10:00 a.m. MST Crooked Stave will open its doors to the Barrel Cellar at 1441 W. 46th Ave. Denver, CO. The brewery will be tapping numerous barrel-aged sour beers from years past and to make a day out of the release, the Brewery will also be producing a limited edition Persica glass to be used exclusively throughout the day.

Due to the limited nature of Persica, bottles will ONLY be available on Persica day with a bottle limit of SIX bottles. This beer WILL NOT see any local distribution, in Colorado, our taproom or elsewhere and will only be available first come first serve on Persica Day. The bottle release will start at 10:00 a.m. MST and continue till bottles run out.

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