Weekend Beer Buzz 06/20/2013

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There’s no time to lose.  The clock’s ticking away and the weekend’s almost here.  Let’s get it on.

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Plenty of goodies to be had at Black Shirt Brewing this weekend.  Here’s this week’s setlist.

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

Your IPA’s are ready for purchase at Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew.

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Only 200 hand-numbered bombers available, so don’t miss out.  Sales begin at 2 PM, the party starts at 7 PM.  Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew is located at: 2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205.  720-722-2810.

Speaking of IPA’s, who’s up for a little Pliny?

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This brew needs no introduction, but if you want it, get over to Parry’s in Greenwood Village at 6 PM.  Better go early.  Just sayin’… Parry’s Pizza in Greenwood Village is located at: 5970 S Holly St, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.

Our friends at Yak & Yeti are bringing back “Wheat Wednesday” for the Summer.  Every Wednesday, they’ll release a new flavored wheat beer.  Here’s the schedule:

June 26th – Strawberry
July 3rd – Cherry
July 10th – Clove
July 17th – Blueberry
July 24th – Ginger
July 31st – Cantaloupe
Aug 7th – Raspberry
Aug 14th – Roasted Peppers

Some great stuff lined up to cool your palate on a warm day.  Here’s the rest of this week’s menu at Yak & Yeti: 

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Yak & Yeti is located at: 7803 Ralston Rd, Arvada, CO 80002.  303-431-9000.

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Friday night is Dogfish Head night over at Falling Rock Tap House.

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Stop by for tappings of Burton Baton, Positive Contact, Ta Henket, Black & Blue and their classic 60 Minute IPA.  The fun starts at 5:30 PM.  Falling Rock Tap House is located at: 1919 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202.

Happy Birthday to TRVE!  May all your birthday nightmares come trve forever and ever.  New members can suck up any remaining CVLT spots on Friday.  No animal sacrifices required. Encouraged, but not required.

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A new Anniversary Beer (a low ABV, Session IPA) and a whole slew of TRVE tastiness is waiting for you.  TRVE Brewing is located at: 227 Broadway #101, Denver, CO.

Colorado Plus will host their 2nd Grand Opening on Friday.  That’s when they’ll tap the first beers brewed in-house by Head Brewer Adam Draeger.  Look for:

1.”Undead Red” – a Belgian-style red ale

2. “Bitter off Dead” – a double IPA featuring over a lb/barrel dry-hopped Falconer’s Flight

3. Cinnamon Almond Ale – a no-style beer but an original flavor combination

4. Berliner Weiss – a low-alcohol soured Berliner-style wheat.

Colorado Plus combines great food and awesome beer in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.  Not to mention the tap list features ALL Colorado craft beer!  Brewtally Insane approved.

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Colorado Plus is located at: 6995 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.

It’s Mexican Chocolate Stout time at Copper Kettle Brewing Company.

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We are pumped to see this beauty in a bottle.  Damn good CKBC.  We love you and think it’s time we take this relationship to the next level.  People, this is your first shot at this one, as it won’t be distributed to stores until mid-Summer.  Honestly, who can wait that long?  Did you know, this beer won a Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival?  A GOLD-freakin’ medal!  In other words, Get Some!  It’s delish.  You’ll be a better person because of it.  22oz. bombers will sell for $12 / each and will be available when the brewery opens at noon.  Copper Kettle Brewing Company is located at: 1338 S Valentia St #100, Denver, CO 80247

Dry Dock’s tapping a Lavender Chamomile Copper Ale for Firkin Friday.  Shout out to Mrs. Insane who recommended this one and kudos to the Firkin Master for actually listening to her.  If you like it, high-five my wife.  If you don’t like it, it was Kevin’s idea… 🙂

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Tapping at 3 PM.  Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.

There’s another winner this week down at Rockyard in Castle Rock.  Jellyman’s unleashing “Blackberry Animal” for this week’s Deviation.  “A Blackberry Stout…intense Blackberry nose lending to the roasted malts, Coffee and Chocolate backing it up.
Yum yum get sum.”  I’m down.  Who’s in?

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Tapping at 4 PM. Rockyard Brewing is located at: 880 W Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80109. 303-814-9273.

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Head up to Fort Collins for the 2013 Colorado Brewers’ Festival this weekend.

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This mother runs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday!  It’s kid friendly, so you baby daddy’s out there have no reason to miss this!  40+ Colorado breweries, 80+ beers, plus food and live music!  You might even see us there.  We’ve been to beer fests for 4 consecutive weekends, so it might be nice to lay low for a bit.  Then again, maybe not.

The All Brewers Eve on Friday Night is where the connoisseurs will want to begin their weekend. The festival runs from Noon – 6 PM on both Saturday and Sunday, but VIP’s can get a jump-start with early entry at 11 AM!  A full list of breweries and beers can be found on the CO Brewers Festival Facebook Page.  Tickets are just $22, $45 VIP.  Get all your CO Brewers’ Fest details Right Here!  As if that’s not enough for you, our friend Dave over at Fermentedly Challenged has your weekend already mapped out for you.  Just click HERE and let this be your guide for the weekend.

Up in the mountains, check out the Lake Dillon Brew Festival.

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More than 25 breweries will be in attendance, including Backcountry, Dry Dock, Trinity and River North.  $30 for the beer drinkers, $5 for non-drinkers and children under 12 are free.  More details and tickets can be found HERE.  This one benefits the Colorado Brewers Guild.

Back in Denver, TRVE Brewing turns 1!  There’s a Tap Takeover and all kinds of music that your mother warned you about.  It’s all waiting for you at Hi-Dive De

trve 1stPull out your darkest, blackest duds and get ready to thrash.  And Drink.  Yeah, that’s kind of important too.  Grab your tickets HERE.  Hi-Dive Denver is located at: 7 South Broadway, Denver, CO 80209.

Round 3 of the Odell Tap Takeover’s will go down at Parry’s Pizza in Castle Rock on Saturday.

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Tappings begin at 11 AM and go ’til they’re gone.  Parry’s Pizza in Castle Rock is located at: 5650 Allen Way, Castle Rock, CO 80108.

The Maibock’s back at Copper Kettle.  Stop by for the new tapping, walk away with some bombers of Mexican Chocolate Stout (see above).

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Tapping at noon, food truck at 5 PM.  Copper Kettle Brewing Company is located at: 1338 S Valentia St #100, Denver, CO 80247.

Turk’s taking the Colorado Craft Beer Show up to Bootstrap Brewing in Niwot to celebrate their first anniversary.  The party starts at noon and runs all damn day.  Look for great beer, live music, a Corn Hole tournament and more.

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The Colorado Craft Beer Show airs on AM760 from noon – 2 PM every Saturday.  Bootstrap Brewing is located at: 6778 North 79th St, Niwot, CO 80503.

Over on the FM side, American Craft Beer Radio will be broadcasting live from the Falling Rock Tap House.

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The first 100 people will get a ticket for a free 10 oz. pour of the Pliny the Elder clone brewed by host Gary V and Gordon Pencis from Copper Kettle Brewing on the Ruby Street Brewing system.  10 lucky winners will be chosen to go downstairs and enjoy some special treats from Falling Rock owner Chris Black’s private beer cellar.  Tune into ACBR at noon on 102.3 FM.  Falling Rock Tap House is located at: 1919 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202.

Beer Hunting

Momi Hiwa?  Oh Momi Hiwa, where are you???

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I’m looking.  Haven’t found it yet, but I’m hearing it’ll most likely drop next week.

And then there’s this guy.

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Yeah, he’s an arrogant little bastard, but he’s awfully tasty and will be hitting your store shelves soon.  Read all about it.

That’s it for this week my friends.  Plenty to keep your whistles wet and your cellars stocked.

Cheers!

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