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Crooked Stave Rolls Out New Petite Sour Variants

More new bottles are on the way from Crooked Stave. This time it’s Petite Sour Raspberry, Petite Sour Boysenberry, along with a new batch of Vieille. Releases begin in April. Additional details and launch dates can be found below.

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project to Release Two New Fruited Petite Sours &  Spring Batch of Vieille Artisanal Saison 

Denver, Colo. – March 27th, 2015 – On Wednesday, April 1st, Crooked Stave will release Petite Sour Raspberry, a 5.5% ABV mixed fermentation ale aged in oak foeders with raspberries.

Petite Sour Raspberry is the second in a string of Petite Sours the brewery will be releasing this spring. Each Petite Sour features a different fruit to both celebrate the season and exhibit subtleties in flavor that comes from the interaction between the wild yeast Brettanomyces and a singular fruit.

“Being able to experiment with a variety of fruits really elevates the entire series of Petite Sour beers,” says Chad Yakobson, Owner and Head Brewer at Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project. “We spent three years developing our techniques and process for these beers. Once we had that solid, we brought in the next element to take it to another level while still keeping the beers at a competitive price point.”

As Crooked Stave continues to grow, our focus is on making sour beers more accessible and at a price point that will motivate a larger group of people to try these beers. Petite Sour Raspberry, and all Petite Sours, will be priced at $8 per bottle.

Petite Sour Raspberry received the equivalent of over a pound per gallon of fruit, after being primary fermented in oak with Crooked Stave’s mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria.  Read more »


Denver’s Craft Beer Hipsters Get Fussed Off

Denver area hipsters dusted off their thrift store finest for an exclusive, super secret festival this Thursday. “Fuss off” was so hush-hush that the 175 people who bought tickets online did not find out the location of the event until they were notified by email the morning of the festival. Upon arrival at the elegant Ellie Caulkins Opera House, guests were ushered to a back room and serenaded by piano.

The anticipation of this festival was high and there was plenty of sipping and fussing over some of Colorado’s most flavorful beers, including a Pumpkin Peach Blonde collaboration brewed at CAUTION, with help from 7 other local breweries.

Although no beachwood was used in the making of any of the beer’s on hand, there were many barrel-aged concoctions.  My personal favorite of the fest was Crooked Stave’s Passion Fruit Petite Sour. Reminiscent of juicy fruit gum, this sweet beer had the perfect amount of carbonation to make it dance on your tongue, followed by a nice Bretty finish.


Elevation Brewing out of Poncha Springs brought their new Raspberry Gulch Imperial Saison. This beer was the perfect pairing for the spread of cheese, dried fruit, and spiced mixed nuts served to guests. Do not pass this beer up if you are attending Saison Fest at TRiNiTY Brewing in Colorado Springs in April.DSC_0859

My date for the night really enjoyed the Rum Barrel Aged Coconut Porter from Horse and Dragon. It tastes much like a rum and coke with the richness you expect from a porter. This was my first time sampling their brews and I was equally impressed with their Agitated Aardvark Imperial IPA.  They absolutely will be on my radar the next time we head to Fort Collins.DSC_0887

Avery Brewing brought three of their finest beers – Einzigartig, Antonius’ Carmen, and Uncle Jacobs Stout. Not to be outdone, Odell Brewing served up Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA and Brazzle Sour Golden Raspberry.  If you enjoyed Brazzle on tap, make sure you pick up a bottle because we think it tastes even better conditioned right in the bottle.  The best part of this beer is it’s only 5.4% ABV, so I don’t feel guilty if I don’t share the bottle with Mr. Insane.  Read more »

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Weekend Beer Buzz 03/26/2015: Colorado Craft Beer Week Edition

It’s happening. It’s been happening all week. But there’s plenty more to come. Check it!

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Denver Beer Co. will release bombers of Oak-Aged Cocoa Creme on Saturday afternoon. This is an Imperial Graham Cracker Porter aged in oak with vanilla and cacao nibs. Stop by on Saturday to try the beer on draft, pick up some bombers to-go and stick around for the chocolate pairing. First 100 guests to buy a bomber will get a s’mores on a stick from Chocolate Lab.

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Denver Beer Co. is located at: 1695 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202.

  • West Bound Braggot Release, Twisted Pine Brewing, Boulder, CO

Twisted Pine will release a new batch of West Bound Braggot on Thursday. This GABF Gold Medal Winner is made with Tasmanian Pepper Berry and Buddha’s Hand. Look for West Bound Braggot on tap at the brewery and in bombers to-go.

twisted pine west bound braggot

Twisted Pine Brewing is located at: 3201 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80301.

The 3rd Annual New Kids on the Block Beer Festival is set for Thursday at The Lobby in downtown Denver. This fun, 80’s themed brew fest spotlights the work of Colorado’s Craft Breweries that are less than 2 years old. The event is the perfect way to sample a variety of beers from some of the state’s best up-and-coming breweries, all under one roof.

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This year, organizers have added a VIP 3-course dinner option with beer pairings throughout the meal. A few tickets still remain. Click HERE to grab yours. The Lobby is located at: 2191 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO.

The Old Mine’s celebrating their 1st Anniversary with a full week of special tappings and vintage bottles. The fun continues all the way up to the Grand Finale set for Saturday, March 28th. Here’s a look at some of the fun that’s in store.

   Thursday March 26th:
Bottles – Firestone Walker: Parabola, Stickee Monkee & Sucaba
Tap – Firestone Walker: Agrestic
Food Special – Frito Pies – Texas 5 alarm chili with Fritos, cheese, and chives
     Friday March 27th:
Bottles – Perennial: Abraxas & Sump
Tap – The Old Mine: Crandlebar Hard Cider ; Odell: Friek
Food Special – Cold Pasta Salad with Chicken and Basil-Pesto Dressing
     Saturday March 28th:
Bottles – Russian River: Consecration & Supplication
Tap – The Old Mine: Chocolate Pyrite Bourbon Barrel Cider ; Alpine: Hoppy Birthday & Duet IPA ; Goose Island: Bourbon County Brand Stout
Food Special – Cajun Jambalaya

The Old Mine is located at: 500 Briggs St, Erie, CO.

Black Shirt just released Common Red, a 5.5% ABV, 44 IBU, crisp, clean, refreshing patio sipper. Head to the brewery soon to snag one of the handful of 32oz. bottles available to-go.

Black Shirt Common Red

Black Shirt Brewing is located at: 3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205.  303-993-2799.

All kinds of goodies on tap at Station 26 this week. Here’s the schedule:

Thu – firkins of our two Collab Fest beers, Salute Your Schwarz and Snowbird Imperial White IPA
Fri – Coffee Red IPA
Sat – German Chocolate Dark Star Imperial Stout
Sun – Nitro Milk Stout (our first ever nitro beer!)

Station 26 Brewing Co. is located at: 7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80207.

Friday, March 27th, 2015

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

In celebration of Colorado Craft Beer Week, Comrade’s tapping a secret keg on Friday. A keg so secret, you’ll have to head to the brewery to find out what it is. Here’s the rest of this week’s menu.

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Comrade Brewing is located at: 7667 E Iliff Ave, Suite F, Denver, CO 80231.  Read more »

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Beer Hunter’s Report 03/25/2015

Crazy, Crazy week of beer landing around town. My wallet’s already pissed.

Here’s a look at what’s hitting this week.




  • Stone Enjoy By 4.20.15 started dropping late last week. More should be around this week.
  • Everyone’s favorite hoarders special, Parabola, has hit. Word is there’s less than usual…
  • Talking about StoneIRS and the Chai variant is out now too.
  • Crooked Stave Petite Sour Hibiscus & Cinnamon, yes son! Serenata Notturna releases tonight (Wed, 3/25) at the source, their strongest beer to date! Stores next week?
  • Speaking of Crooked Stave, they’re bringing a major haul to market this week:
    • Breakside Lunch BreakAmuse and IPA.
    • To Øl Black Malts & Body Salts – Salted Black IPA w/ Coffee and Sur Amarillo – Sour Golden Ale dry-hopped w/ Amarillo.
    • The Monarchy Methusalem ADAMBIER Sour Altbier.
    • Mikkeller SpontanCherry (Frderiksdal).
    • Mikkeller Wit Fit- CANS – Imperial American Wit lightly dry-hopped.
    • Trois Dames Foret Noire – Sour Cherry Stout.
    • Trois Dames La Fiancee – Farmhouse Ale aged in oak and fermented on Pinot Noir grapes.
    • Fyne Ales Fynebank- Collab w/Springbank Distillery- Lightly peat smoked Golden Ale.
    • Also, on Thursday, look for Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Strawberry!
  • Odell Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA in 4-packs!
  • Fresh Sucks!
  • Great Divide Chocolate Yeti!
  • Look for various beers from Atwater, new to Colorado.


By: Scott Steigerwald and Mark Robinson


SAVOR Tickets On Sale Today

We’re extremely excited to announce tickets to SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, go on sale today at 10 AM MST. SAVOR’s a world-class event that showcases craft beer, food, and the unique harmony that exists between the two. The annual event, set for Washington D.C. on June 5th and 6th this year, will bring 73 independent craft breweries, from 28 states, to the nation’s capital for two days of sampling and educational seminars.

Presented by the Brewers Association (BA) for the past 8 years, this incredible celebration should be on every beer nerd and foodies bucket list. BA Executive Chef Adam Dulye, alongside other leading chefs, BA Staff and Cicerones, collaborated in creating the menu for the event. In addition to the assortment of pairings that’ll be available to sample, attendees will have the opportunity to meet some of the industry’s leading brewers, owners, and innovators. Click HERE to learn more.

Grand Tasting Ticket ($135 per ticket, one evening Friday or Saturday) includes:

  • Craft beer and food (small plate) pairings—a variety of food items and two-ounce tastings of craft beer.
  • The opportunity to meet and talk with many luminaries and innovators of the craft beer world.
  • A commemorative tasting glass.
  • An event program with room for tasting notes.
  • An exit gift.

Grand Tasting + Salon Package Ticket ($155 per ticket, one evening Friday or Saturday + one Salon) includes:

  • Entrance to Grand Tasting.
  • One private tasting or education Salon of your choice. Review the Salon schedule to identify your preferred selection in advance of the ticket sale.

*SAVOR ticket sales are limited to two tickets per night, per order. There is limited availability.

*Admission to each Salon requires a separate ticket and is limited to those with a General Admission ticket for that evening.

We don’t expect tickets to last long and strongly urge you to grab yours before they’re Sold Out. SAVOR will certainly be an event you’ll be talking about for many years to come. Hope to see you there.


By: Mark Robinson

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Collaboration Fest 2015 Highlights

The 2nd Annual Collaboration Fest, set on the Club Level of Sports Authority Field, was the perfect kickoff to Colorado Craft Beer Week. The event celebrates the spirit of the industry, by spotlighting the teamwork, camaraderie and creativity of today’s brewing professionals.

Featuring more than 70 new beers, all of which were collaborations between members of the Colorado Brewers Guild and one or more additional brewery, guests had 4-hours to sample, meet the brewers, and get the stories behind the collaborations.

Here’s a look back at a few of our favorites.

Mark’s Picks

  • Dry Dock Brewing and Steamworks Brewing – Flaming Apes Chili Apricot. The perfect mix of sweet and spicy. Made with the 3 different types of peppers, the beer had a nice kick, tamed by the sweetness of Dry Dock’s Apricot Blonde. Incredible drinkable and something I’d love to see hit the canning line.
  • TRVE Brewing and The Bruery – BRVE. A White Wine Barrel-Aged Witbier with Orange Peel, Coriander and Brett. The Brett came through with pineapple esters, followed up by a strong wheaty finish.  Complex and well made.
  • New Belgium Brewing, Star Bar and Falling Rock Tap House – Rock Star Part Deux. A true Sour Brown masterpiece from the New Belgium foeder forest. This new blend was created by New Belgium’s Lauren Salazar, Falling Rock’s Chris Black and Star Bar’s Justin Lloyd.

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Scott’s Picks

  • All Summit County Collaboration – Barrel Aged Summit Safety Meeting Barleywine. My personal favorite of the event.  It was sweet with tons of caramel, vanilla and dark fruits.  This was my jam and I revisited the booth three times during the event.
  • New Belgium Brewing, Star Bar and Falling Rock Tap House – Rock Star Part Deux. An excellent sour that reminded me quite a bit of La Folie.
  • Bootstrap Brewing and Walnut Brewery – NutStrap Imperial Coffee Stout. The hidden gem of the event. The line was short, and this huge coffee beer, with just the right touch of sweetness was right up my alley…
  • Honorable Mentions: Former Future & Denver Off the Wagon “4×4″; Station 26/Cigar City White IPA; Boulder Beer/Cigar City “Jam Session” session IPA.

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Patti’s Picks

  • Twisted Pine Brewing and Blind Tiger Brewery – Twisted Tiger Weizenbock. Maybe the most refreshing beer of the festival for me. Nice hints of banana and wheat with the perfect amount of sweetness. Although full-bodied, it had a nice effervescence that would hit the spot on any sunny Colorado day. I called the ale house just to make sure they had this beer on tap. I’m looking forward to making the trip to Boulder soon to get a pint. 

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10 Can’t Miss Collaboration Fest Beers

With Collaboration Fest less than 24 hours away, it’s time to come up with a plan of attack for the big event. With more than 70 new brews on the tasting menu, some difficult decisions need to be made.

To be honest, every beer looks awesome, but here’s 10 beers we’re super pumped to track down and sample tomorrow afternoon.



  • All Summit County Collaboration – The Bakers’ Brewery, Breckenridge Brewery, Backcountry Brewery, Dillon Dam Brewery, Broken Compass Brewing and Pug Ryans Brewing Company – Summit Safety Meeting Barleywine. A full strength Barleywine with flaked rye and Mosaic hops balancing out the caramel malts and fresh figs and dates sweetness. The whole Summit County crew pitched in on this rich winter warmer. We just got word there’s a Bourbon Barrel-Aged version too. Sure to be a high ABV hit.
  • Comrade Brewing and Crooked Stave Artisan Beer ProjectDialectic Materialism Imperial Wit. Two variations available. From Comrade: Imperial wit with Johannesburg Riesling Must and fermented with the Celis strain. Brewed with Belgian pilsner malt, wheat, flaked rye, coriander and curacao orange peel. From Crooked Stave: You’ll have to wait until Saturday! Two of my favorite Denver breweries teaming up here. Don’t miss this dynamic duo.
  • Epic Brewing Company and Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company – Midnight Mischief. A Non-traditional American hopped Black Lager Schwarzbier. In the last 5 years, Devil’s Backbone has mopped up the GABF competition, taking home a staggering 27 medals and back-to-back Brewery of the Year awards. It’s a rare treat to see this Virginia-based brewery out in these parts, and to know they brewed with our friends at Epic is even more exciting.
  • FATE Brewing Company and Yak & Yeti Brewing Company – Belgian-style Cherry Dubbel with homemade candi sugar. I love the experimentation and fun these guys have when they brew. I also love Yak & Yeti Brewer Adam Draeger’s homemade candi sugar. Nom.
  • Fiction Beer Company, Chain Reaction Brewing, and Cerebral Brewing – Brettanomyces fermented Farmhouse Ale with Corvus Coffee Cascara and Plums. Three up-and-coming breweries experimenting with a beer style I dream about at night. Did I just creep you out?
  • Kannah Creek Brewing and The Bakers’ Brewery – The Prickly Peach. Belgian Strong Ale fermented with Palisade peaches, prickly pear cactus and spiced with eucalyptus and Jamaica peppers (whole allspice). My experience with prickly pear is limited to just one beer, Avery’s delicious Opuntia, and what a beer it was. Combine that with Palisade peaches, and other unique ingredients and you can see why this is on our radar. Not to mention, it’ll be the first beer I’ve had from the newly opened The Bakers’ Brewery out of Silverthorne, CO.
  • Powder Keg Brewing Company and Avery Brewing Company – Powder Keg and Avery will be blending a beer featuring barrel-aged sours from both breweries. Additional details HERE. Sour beers are my jam and having sat in on the session and sampled all the base beers behind this one, you can bet your fuzzy kittens that I’ll be in line for this multiple times. I don’t even know what that means, but this is gonna be good!
  • Ska Brewing and Stone Brewing – The Mighty, Mighty Bastogne. 11% ABV Tripel Triple. Additional details HERE. These dudes know how to have fun and they definitely know how to brew. Be sure to grab a pour of this new spin on a classic style.
  • Station 26 and Cigar City – White IPA brewed with wheat, barley, oats and orange peel and hopped with Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy, Lemondrop, Mandarina Bavaria, and Summer. Additional details HERE. During brewday, host brewery Station 26 smelled of hops, citrus, and more hops. Must. Have. More.
  • TRVE Brewing and The Bruery –  Variation on a Witbier recipe, fermented in White Wine Barrels with Brett and spiced with Orange Peel and Coriander. Because TRVE rules your face. There is no why. It’s a proven Fact.

Need a break from all that beer? Head to one of the Breakout Sessions, where you’ll be able to catch your breath, learn a thing or two and talk beer with the experts. Our pick, and I’m admittedly a huge fan all things sour and funky, is the discussion with New Belgium’s Wood Cellar Manager and Blender Lauren Salazar.

Sour Beers with Lauren Salazar

Time: 5:00 pm

Guests will learn about the art of blending from grain to glass focusing on techniques Lauren Salazar uses in New Belgium‘s cellar. Lauren is the Wood Cellar Manager, Blender and the Specialty Brand Manager at New Belgium Brewing Company. She held the title of Sensory Staff Specialist from 1998-2012. Lauren focused primarily on sensory science, where she developed the sensory program from a basic production check to its present world-class program.

This is just a starting point for us as there are literally dozens and dozens of beers we can’t wait to get our little hands on tomorrow. Click HERE for a more in-depth look at some of the beers that’ll be pouring and start carving out your own list.

Don’t forget to bring a Designated Driver or take Public Transportation. See you there!


By: Mark Robinson

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Weekend Beer Buzz 03/19/2015: Colorado Craft Beer Week Edition


It’s Colorado Craft Beer Week and there’s no time to lose.

Can you dig it?!?!



Thursday, March 19th, 2015

  • Liberate Yourself From Crappy Beer Fest, Parry’s Pizza, Highlands Ranch, CO, 10 AM

It’s beer for breakfast at Parry’s Pizza – Highlands Ranch on Thursday morning. That’s right, the 6th Edition of their Liberate Yourself From Crappy Beer Fest fires up at 10 AM! Just in time for tournament tip off.

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Look for: Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout, Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine, Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Narwhal, River North Barrel Aged Quandary, Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail, Breckenridge Imperial 72, and New Belgium La Folie. 10 AM! Parry’s Pizza – Highlands Ranch is located at: 9567 S University Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO. 

Get a sneak preview of Saturday’s Collaboration Fest through Immersion Class at Metro State. Presented by Imbibe and the Colorado Brewers Guild, the class will be led Scott Kerkmans, a former brewer at Alaskan Brewing and Co-Founder of Draft Magazine. Kerkmans will lead a discussion with Collaboration Fest participants Nick Nunns from TRVE Brewing, Thomas Larsen from Ska Brewing, Kim Collins from Barrels & Bottles, Justin Patti from New Belgium, and Jesse Brookstein from Call To Arms Brewing. Participants will also have the opportunity to preview several of the beers that’ll be pouring during Saturday’s Collaboration Fest. More details and ticket info can be found HERE. This event will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at MSU Denver’s Hospitality Learning Center, Demonstration Theater Room 208 (1190 Auraria Pkwy., Denver CO 80204).

  • Class of 2011, Colorado Plus, Wheat Ridge, CO, 6 PM

Head to Colorado Plus on Thursday evening and meet some of the brewers from Denver’s Class of 2011. CAUTION, Copper Kettle, Denver Beer Company, Renegade, and Wit’s End will be on hand to tap some great beers and talk about their breweries, beginning at 6 PM.

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Colorado Plus is located at: 6995 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO.

Friday, March 20th, 2015

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

Comrade will tap their last keg of Hop Chops IIPA on Friday at Noon. Here’s a look at this weekend’s menu.

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Come back on Saturday, March 21st at 3 PM for the release of their Crooked Stave Collaboration – Dialectic Materialism. It’s an Imperial wit with Johannesburg Riesling Must and fermented with the Celis strain. Brewed with Belgian pilsner malt, wheat, flaked rye, coriander and curacao orange peel. 9.6% ABV. Read all about it HERE.

Comrade Brewing is located at: 7667 E Iliff Ave, Suite F, Denver, CO 80231.

Head to Dry Dock – South on Friday and enjoy some Firkin Friday fun. This week, look for a delicious Rum Raisin Baltic Porter, created by Mrs. Insane herself! Tapping set for 3 PM. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.

From the Falling Rock Website:

A few weeks ago Chris Black went up to Fort Collins with our buddy Justin of Star Bar fame (and B-Side) to have fun in the Foeders with Lauren Salazar. After the difficult work of tasting and blending, the two settled upon the second blend of their famed collaboration Rock Star. We will be tapping this sour beauty on Friday, March 20th at 5:30 pm before heading over to Star Bar for their tapping at 8pm. This is the ultimate kick-off to the Collaboration Fest and Colorado Craft Beer Week: not only do breweries collaborate on brewing a beer, but even the bars get into the fun and camraderie! – See more at:

Falling Rock Tap House is located at: 1919 Blake St, Denver, CO. Star Bar is located at: 2137 Larimer St, Denver, CO.

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Colorado Craft Beer Week will kick off with Saturday’s Collaboration Fest. We’ve been pushing this one for months and couldn’t be more excited about all the fun that’s about to be unleashed.


75 unique Collaboration brews, Breakout Sessions with industry leaders and more are planned for this year’s event. Take a gander at the menu and get pumped. We’ll see you there!

The Canoe Room at Dry Dock – North Dock taps a new firkin every Saturday at Noon. Come up this week and enjoy Leprechaun Tears. Those little fellas are pretty sad that St. Patrick’s Day is over. Their loss, your gain. Tapping set for Noon. While you’re there, be sure to pick up a fill from the new Crowler machine. The Canoe Room at North Dock is located at: 2801 Tower Rd, Aurora, CO 80011.

River North’s releasing their FarmHouse in cans on Saturday. Stop by the brewery at 1 PM for the release party, where you’ll be able to drink the 4.6% ABV brew on draft and take home your own 4-packs of 16-ounce cans. “FarmHouse is perfect for your adventures in Colorado springtime, whether they’re on the hill or in the lowlands. As with our other canned beers, FarmHouse will be available on draft and in 16-ounce four packs.”

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“This beer delivers every bit of character you’ve come to love from us while quenching that insatiable Colorado thirst for kick-ass session beers. Brewed with only two grains, one hop and one of our favorite ale strains, FarmHouse showcases the beauty of Belgian yeast.”

River North Brewery is located at: 2401 Blake St, Unit 1, Denver, CO.

Alpine Brewing recently landed in Colorado and on Saturday, they’ll visit Denver’s famed Falling Rock Tap House. Head Brewer Shawn McIlhenney will be on hand to introduce the beers and talk with local craft fans. Look for Irish Red, Captain Stout, Alpine Ale, Hoppy Birthday, Duet, and Nelson. Falling Rock Tap House is located at: 1919 Blake St, Denver, CO.

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Beer Hunter’s Report 03/17/2015

It’s shaping up to be a big week. Here’s an early Beer Hunter’s Report to keep you up to date. We’ll add to it as more bottles hit the shelves.



  • Casey East Bank & Saison are hitting select stores. Hand delivered by the man himself.
  • Siren Craft Brew When the Light Gose Out and Black Gose Smoke Signals.
  • Stillwater Contemporary Works series: StereoMono and Surround.
  • Local Option Exorcist! Foreign Extra Stout.
  • Fremont The Sister Imperial IPA.
  • Crooked Stave Progenitor Noir was released at The Source last week, look for it to hit stores soon (this week?).
  • Evil Twin rolled into town with Even More Jesus, Aun Mas Chili Jesus, Imperial Biscotti Break, Soft DK Imperial Stout, and Justin Blabaer.
  • A fresh batch of Eliza5beth from Prairie Artisan Ales has landed in both 500 mL bottles and 3L monsters!
  • Odell Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA releases at the brewery this weekend. Look for 4-packs hitting shelves soon.
  • Stone Enjoy By 04.20 should hit us this week or next. Bombers as always…but 12 oz bottles too? Yep.


By: Scott Steigerwald

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Colorado Brewers Guild Presents Fuss Off, Secret Beer Festival

The Colorado Brewers Guild has announced Fuss Off, a secret beer festival set for Colorado Craft Beer Week. Fuss Off is an intimate gathering of craft brewers and beer aficionados in a top-secret location. Yeah, it’s happening. Read on and grab your tickets today.

Colorado Brewers Guild To Host Fuss Off, A Secret Beer Festival for

Colorado Craft Beer Week

DENVER, CO— In response to the recent Super Bowl spoof on pumpkin peach ales, the Colorado Brewers Guild is hosting Fuss Off during Colorado Craft Beer Week.

Imagine yourself in a room full of handlebar mustaches, oversized glasses, and refined palates. Add a lineup of some of Colorado’s most thoughtfully crafted beers, and then picture yourself rubbing shoulders with the fine brewers who made them. Where is this fantasy beer festival, you ask? In downtown Denver, of course, in a mysterious venue that has never hosted a beer festival before. Only guests will be privy to its actual location… and they wont find out where it is until the morning of. Join Colorado’s craft beer aristocracy at Fuss Off, and don’t forget your beard wax for the beard competition. Some festivals are worth the fuss. 

On the morning of Wednesday, March 25 guests of the Fuss Off will receive an email with information about the location of this secret beer tasting of fussy beers. They wont find out what beers are being served until they arrive. Fuss Off will take place that evening from 6 to 9pm. Guests should plan on dressing fussy or hipster formal. Light snacks will be served.

Tickets to Fuss Off cost $50 per person and can be purchased at

About the Colorado Brewers Guild

The Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG) was founded in 1995 by Colorado craft brewers in an effort to promote the quality and diversity of the growing Colorado craft brewing industry. The CBG provides valuable information to the beer-drinking public and the media while also serving to protect the industry and promote positive public policy for Colorado craft brewers.The Colorado Brewers Guild includes the majority of the craft breweries and brewpubs and represents more than 95 percent of craft beer production in the state. CBG is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association and retains advocates to work with the state legislature on behalf of Colorado’s craft brewers. For more information, visit

About Colorado Craft Beer Week

Now under the direction of the Colorado Brewers Guild, Colorado Craft Beer Week is a nine-day celebration of the state of craft beer. Join Colorado’s craft brewers, pubs and restaurants at dozens of events that will showcase brewers and educate beer lovers about Colorado’s unique craft beer community. For more information and the complete lineup of events, visit​



By: Mark Robinson

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