Weekend Beer Buzz 01/23/2014

crooked stave batch 60

Pretty great weekend in these parts.  Avery Brewing broke ground on their new brewery, Crooked Stave announced a new collaboration series and great new beers are dropping left and right.

Now you’re weekends here.  Let’s do it!

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Crooked Stave’s got the new Batch 60 flowing in the tasting room.  More details on this new beer and upcoming bottle release can be found further down.  Here’s the rest of this week’s lineup.

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Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project is located at: 3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216.

Station 26 Brewing will release a firkin of Brown Ale with French Oak.  Tapping time’s set for 4 PM.  Stop by and check out one of Denver’s newest breweries.

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

Our Mutual Friend will release bottles of their Chinook Red Ale on Thursday at 4 PM.  Hop heads should jump on this one.  Chinook Red Ale weighs in at 8.3% ABV and 90 IBU’s.

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Quiero Arepas food truck will be on hand and the jazz records will be spinnin’.  Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew is located at: 2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205.

Lone Tree Brewing has plenty of tasty brews pouring in the tasting room.  This week’s menu includes an India Pale Lager, Barrel Aged Black IPA on Nitro and Peach Pale Ale.

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They’ve also got some new monstrous 128 oz. “mega-growlers” to take your beer with you.  $10 for the glassware, with fills running $20 – $30 depending on the beer.  Get 10% off the beer when you buy the glass.  Limited run of 140.

ltbc mega growler

From Lone Tree Brewing Facebook Page.

Stay tuned for some exciting news from Lone Tree that may or may not involved the canning line Santa delivered for Xmas.  Lone Tree Brewing Company is located at: 8200 Park Meadows Dr, Suite 8222, Lone Tree, CO 80124.

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Winter Brew Fest returns to Denver this weekend.

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This year, the event has grown to 2-days and will feature dozens upon dozens of craft breweries.  Look for Firestone Walker, Stone, Odell, Elevation, Renegade and many, many more.  Mile High Station’s a kick ass venue and this is one seriously fun brew fest.  Get the full run down and ticket info HERE.  Mile High Station is located at: 2027 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204.

Dry Dock Brewing will celebrate their 1-year Canniversary on Friday.

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Stop by the brewery to toast the first year of Dry Dock in cans.  Think about all the adventures you’ve taken these bad boys on over the past 12 months.  God, I love canned beer.  During the party, you’ll be treated to $2 cans and the chance to win some great swag.  BOOM!!!  They’ll also be tapping a firkin of Tart Cherry Frambosia at 3 PM.  Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014.  303-400-5606.

Jellyman’s gone hoppy again.  For this week’s Deviation at Rockyard Brewing, he’ll release Jelly the Younger an “Insanely IIPA”.


Jellyman describes the beer as “a sheer fruit cornucopia stuck in a sticky mess of pale malts and heaps upon heaps of hops”.  11.5% ABV!  Get on it.  Tapping at 4 PM. Rockyard Brewing is located at: 880 W Castleton Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80109. 303-814-9273.

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Odell’s Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout is back!

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The brewery will host a release party on both Saturday and Sunday.  Stop by for beer floats, fresh kegs, bottles to-go and an appearance by Lugene’s calves on Sunday.  Check out the review of this delicious beer we did with Fermentedly Challenged last year.  Odell Brewing is located at: 800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524.

Parry’s Pizza will tap a keg of Pliny the Elder on Saturday at 5:30 PM.

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They want to pack the joint, snap some pics and send ’em off to Russian River.  The intent is to capture the attention of Vinnie Cilurzo and the Russian River crew and convince them to send some Pliny the Younger to Parry’s Pizza next month.  Come on out, do your part, show your support and drink some great beer.  Parry’s Pizza Greenwood Village is located at: 5970 S Holly St, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.

Time for another bottle release at River North Brewery.

river north b-side avarice

The brewery’s teamed up with Mr. B’s again for this round.  B’side Avarice is a Belgian-style Imperial Stout that’s spent the past 12 months in Rye Whiskey Barrels.  There’s only thirty cases available, with bottles being sold both at the brewery and Mr. B’s.  Additional details on the release can be found HERE.  Bottle release begins at 1 PM.  River North Brewery is located at: 2401 Blake St #1, Denver, CO 80205.

Copper Kettle’s bringing back their Saison Savoureux on Saturday.


CKBC describes the beer as “rich in fruity aromas and flavors with a spicy, bold finish from adding fresh cracked peppercorn”.  Tapping begins at noon.  Copper Kettle Brewing Company is located at: 1338 S Valentia St #100, Denver, CO 80247.

The Colorado Craft Beer Show returns to Arvada Beer Company on Saturday for their monthly broadcast.


Tune in for your latest Colorado craft brew news.  Arvada Beer Company is located at: 5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80002.  The Colorado Craft Beer Show airs on AM760 from noon – 2 PM every Saturday.

American Craft Beer Radio will be live at Lucky Pie this Saturday, with an England vs. Germany event.

Radio Show, Firkin Friday and More Russian River News

The event will feature Steve Kirby of Hogshead Brewery and Bill Eye of Prost Brewing giving speeches and giving their best sales pitch on why their country’s beers are the best.  Each brewery will be pouring 3-4 different beers and will be trash talking with American Craft Beer Radio host Gary V on 105.5 FM ESPN from 11-noon.  Lucky Pie is located at: 1610 16th St, Denver, CO 80202.

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

TRVE’s releasing a new batch of Eastern Candle on Sunday.

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Batch #3 is a Barrel-Aged Bretty American Wild Ale, dry hopped with Citra and dipped in green wax.  Grab your cash.  Doors open at 2 PM.  TRVE Brewing is located at: 227 Broadway #101, Denver, CO 80203.

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Crooked Stave will release bottles of Batch 60 on Tuesday at 5 PM.

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Batch 60’s an American Wild Ale that’s been dry-hopped with Amarillo and Citra.  375 mL bottles will be sold at The Source for $10 / bottle.  Stop by for your allocation and enjoy the special tappings in the tasting room.  Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project is located at: 3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216.

Beer Hunting

AC Golden released Framboise Noir earlier this week.

ac golden framboise noir bottle

Sour fans, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.  We also guarantee this won’t last long. Get yours today.

Oh, and Bligh’s is coming.  Get ready.

dry dock bligh's

That’s it for this weekend.


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