Weekend Beer Buzz 09/12/2013

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The rain just keeps comin’.  Hope everyone out there’s safe and dry, because we’ve got a weekend to talk about.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

12% Imports comes to Falling Rock on Thursday.  Come out and try some of the best new beers to reach our great state.

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Look for 10 taps from two of your favorite Gypsy brewers, Stillwater and Evil Twin.  Reps will be giving away a pair of tickets to the inaugural What The Funk!? festival, which is coming up on Friday, October 11th.  Each beer purchased will give you a chance to win the tickets.  Tappings begin at 5:30 PM and the drawing will be held at 8 PM.  Must be present to win.  Falling Rock Tap House is located at: 1919 Blake St, Denver, CO.

Pumpkin Ale’s back at Upslope Brewing.

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This Fall beauty took Gold at GABF back in 2011.  There’s a release party at the brewery to celebrate the return of this tasty pumpkin treat.  Stop by for a pint beginning at 11 AM, with music and food to follow at 6 PM.  Cans will hit store shelves in October.  Upslope Brewing Flatirons is located at: 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO.  UPDATE: POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER

There’s plenty of goodies flowing at Black Shirt this week, including a pair of BSB “Acoustic” brews aged in barrels from Leopold Bros.

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

Shotgun Stout, Coffee Milk Stout, Cracked Saison from Black Fox!  Dry Dock’s the place to be this week.

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Stop by and try some of these tasty new additions to Dry Dock’s flagship lineup.  Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.

We’re pleased to report that Yak & Yeti has been chosen to pour in the Brewpub Pavilion at this year’s Great American Beer Festival.  This was an awesome addition to GABF last year and we’re happy to see Yak & Yeti earn a spot inside.  This week at the brewery, they’ll have all 5 beers they’ll be serving in the hall during GABF.  Stop by to try Chocolate Frosting Stout, West-Coast Glutton Double Red, Jalapeno Lena, Apple Ale and Chai Milk Stout.  They’ve also brought back their popular Cherry Wheat this week.  Here’s the rest of the lineup.

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

Lone Tree Brewing just tapped Peachtree Pale and is gearing up for their annual Oktoberfest celebration next week.  Stay tuned!

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Lone Tree Brewing is located at: 8222 Park Meadows Dr, Lone Tree, CO.

Mountain Toad will have a teaser of their Fall Hop for this week’s Tadpole Tap.


Mountain Toad Brewing is located at: 900 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401.

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Brew At The Zoo is back at the Denver Zoo.

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The popular event, now in its 16th year, will bring more than 40 breweries and 20 restaurants to the Zoo on Friday night from 6 – 10 PM.  This awesome fest is Sold Out, but you lucky ticket holders can look forward to sampling suds from a variety of great breweries, including AC Golden, Prost, Strange, Odell, FATE and many more.  Additional details, including a map of breweries, restaurants & entertainment can be found HERE.  The Denver Zoo is located at: 2300 Steele St, Denver, CO.

Mondo Vino should be getting their first shipment of beers from Three Barrel on Friday.  We teased this in our recent series on new releases, but look for Chimayo Sour, Hermano Sour, Morada Sour, Hop Trash IPA and Pumpelstiltskin Pumpkin Saison to hit shelves sometime on Friday.  Might be wise to call ahead.

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Mondo Vino is located at: 3601 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211.

Dry Dock will tap a batch of their popular Green Chili Double IPA for this week’s Friday the 13th Firkin release.

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The Firkin Master sourced locally grown Mirasol roasted chilies for this batch.  Tapping at 3 PM.  Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.

Rockyard’s releasing Sayonara Summer for Jellyman’s Deviation this week.


This brew’s a 50/50 mix of their Lynx Lager and a Mead Braggot.  Tapping at 4 PM. Rockyard Brewing is located at: 880 W Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80109. 303-814-9273.

Our Mutual Friend will tap their Fresh Hop IPA on Friday at 7 PM.

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8% ABV, 90 IBU’s, Get Some!  Our Mutual Friend is located at: 2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205.

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

There’s a little thing called Zwanze Day over at Crooked Stave on Saturday.

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If you’re into landin’ loons and can brave all the Cantillon that’ll be raining down, this may be the event for you.  If I lost you with that last sentence, then scroll down to see what’s on deck for Denver Beer Co.  One last hurrah in the lot before The Source opens.  That’s all I have to say about that…  Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project is located at: 1441 W 46th Ave, Unit 19, Denver, CO 80211. 720-508-3292.

Denver Beer Co. will host an Oyster & Stout Fest on Saturday, beginning at noon (11 AM for VIP’s).

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$25 gets you 2 pints and 12 oysters; $15 for an additional dozen oysters.  Choose from East Coast, West Coast and of course Rocky Mountain.  I grew up on the water and this sounds pretty legit.  Sign me up!  Seafood provided by The Seattle Fish Co.  Grab your tickets in the tasting room or over the phone.  Denver Beer Co. is located at: 1695 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202.  303-433-2739.

Round 2 of Parry’s New Belgium Tap Takeovers will land in Castle Rock on Saturday.

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The party begins at 11 AM and will feature a ton of great Lips of Faith brews.  Look for La Folie – 2013, Biere de Mars, Biere de Garde, Trip XVII, Pluot, Paardebloem, Heavenly Feijoa, Peach Porch Lounger, Prickly Passion & Cascara Quad.  Parry’s in Castle Rock is located at: 5950 Allen Way, Castle Rock, CO 80108.

Looking to hit the road this weekend?  Why not head down to the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival?!?!

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This is actually a 3-day event that starts on Friday and runs through Sunday.  The Grand Tasting is on Saturday from noon to 3 PM and will feature Elevation, Avery, Marble, Oskar Blues, Sweetwater, Stone, Uinta and many, many more.  For the complete music lineup, ticket info and more, check out the official website.

While you’re there, be sure to say hi to our buddy Turk, who’ll be broadcasting his Colorado Craft Beer Show live from the event on Saturday from noon – 2 PM.


The Colorado Craft Beer Show airs on AM760 every Saturday at noon.

Odell’s newest Montage will debut this weekend.

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The new mix-pack features Odell’s first Roots Release, a Dry-hopped Saison called Wellspring.  The celebration will run on both Saturday & Sunday.  Odell Brewing is located at: 800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Copper Kettle’s bringing back Tha Hoppa.


This year’s Fresh Hop brew features locally grown hops from Voss Farms, picked by CKBC customers!  Tapping at noon.  Copper Kettle Brewing Company is located at: 1338 S Valentia St, #100, Denver, CO 80247.

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Monument Beer Week begins on Sunday.  Led by Pikes Peak Brewing, there’s plenty of events lined up to keep mouths happy, including the debut of Local 5 Pale Ale cans, pictured below.

pikes peak local 5 paleCheck the complete schedule HERE.  Pikes Peak Brewing is located at: 1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument, CO 80132.

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Saint Arnold’s Brewing will debut in Colorado on Monday.

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They’ll announce their Colorado entrance by hosting a launch party at Falling Rock Tap House.  Look for Saint Arnold’s to bring their core lineup, along with a cask offering and multiple vintage and barrel-aged brews.  The party starts at 5:30 PM.  Falling Rock Tap House is located at: 1919 Blake St, Denver, CO.

Great American Beer Festival

We’ve got a crazy good calendar of events shaping up for GABF Week.  Keep our calendar bookmarked as we’re adding events daily.  Some noteworthy additions included a pair of Sour Beer Seminars by New Belgium’s Lauren Salazar, a Barrel-Aged Bike Ride sponsored by Avery Brewing and the tapping of 50 Firkins at Epic Brewing!  Get Ready.  It’s only a month away!!!

Beer Hunting

Word on the street is that AC Golden will launch Checkpoint Charlie Berliner Weisse this week.  Keep your eyes peeled.  Fermented with Brett and Lacto, this is one tart and tasty brew.

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AleSmith has landed!  Kegs are flowin’ and bombers are droppin’.  Happy Hunting!



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