2014 Craft Brewers Conference / World Beer Cup Calendar

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In just a few days, the most prestigious beer competition in the World will arrive in Denver. The World Beer Cup (WBC) is a competition very similar to the Great American Beer Festival, but on an International scale and only held every other year in a different city. Denver is lucky enough to host the 2014 event, which will celebrate the very best beers on the planet in nearly 100 different categories.

With the WBC comes the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC), which will take place all week at the Colorado Convention Center. This industry-only event will see nearly 8,000 brewers, brewery suppliers and a variety of other professionals throughout the industry and includes a trade show, symposiums, seminars, demonstrations, beer tastings and much more.

The CBC / WBC’s arrival in Denver, brings as many, if not more events than the Great American Beer Festival. I know it’s hard to believe, but it’s shaping up to be the biggest thing in craft beer to ever hit the Denver-scene. From beer dinners to concerts to tap takeovers and more, it’s going to be BIG. We’ve been busy assembling a master list of events and will be keeping you posted with daily updates throughout the week.

It’s gonna be insane!!! See you downtown!

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Session Beer Day with Odell Brewing, Freshcraft, Denver, CO, 3 PM

Head to Freshcraft on Monday to meet the Odell crew and celebrate Session Beer Day. Odell will be on hand to launch their Loose Leaf Session Ale, which has been chosen to enter year round production. This one runs from 3 – 5 PM. Freshcraft is located at: 1530 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202.

Total Tap Takeover, Highland Tap & Burger, Denver, CO, 3 PM

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Highland Tap & Burger will host a tap takeover, featuring all 7 breweries in the Rare Beer Dinner at Old Major listed below. The takeover will feature some amazing beers, many of which are rarely seen in Colorado. Here’s the rundown.

Avery IPA, White Rascal, Bolder Weiss, Double Dry-Hopped Maharaja, Out of Sight, Lilikoi Kepolo, Trogdor the Burninator

Cigar City:
Jai Alai IPA, Humidor IPA, Inversion

DC Brau:
Public, Corruption, Tradition, On The Wings Of Armageddon, NATAS

Firestone Walker:
Lil’ Opal, Union Jack IPA, Pivo, Easy Jack, Stickee Monkey

Flying Dog:
The Truth, Raging Bitch, Horn Dog, Barrel Aged Gonzo, Mango Habanero IPA

Lorenzini Blood Orange DIPA, Shifting Winds Belgian IPA, Coconut Porter

Darkness, Cacao Bender

Most of the kegs will get tapped at 3 PM, but a few will be held back until after the Old Major beer dinner. Highland Tap & Burger is located at: 2219 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211.

Western Distributing Tap Takeover, Barrels and Bottles, Golden, CO, 5 PM

4 different CO breweries will bring a dozen beers to Barrels and Bottles in Golden on Monday. Dry Dock’s Bligh’s Barleywine, Trinity’s 7 Day Golden Sour, Eddyline’s Crank Yanker IPA and plenty more will be on tap.

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Tappings begin at 5 PM. Barrels and Bottles is located at: 600 12th St, Golden, CO 80401.

An Evening With Stone Brewing, The Cheeky Monk, Denver, CO, 6 PM

Head to Cheeky Monk on Monday night to meet the Stone Team as they kick off the Craft Brewers Conference. They’ll be sharing 4 Stone brews, paired with wings. Look for Enjoy By, Suitable For Cave Aging Imperial Smoked Porter Aged in Bourbon Barrels, Cali-Belgique IPA Aged in Red Wine Barrels and Kyle Hollingsworth / Keri Kelli / Stone Collective Distortion. The Cheeky Monk is located at: 534 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203.

Rare Beer Dinner, Old Major, Denver, CO, 8 PM

Old Major’s Chef Brunson has teamed up with 7 breweries from across the U.S. to present this 7-course beer dinner. A quick glance over the menu and you’ll know this is THE place to be on Monday night.

1st Course
Oysters on the half shell
w/ Flying Dog Gonzo Barrel Aged Imperial Porer

2nd Course
House Made Coppa, Spring Greens, Sheeps Cheese
w/ Firestone Walker Lil’ Opal Saison

3rd Course
Blue Hill Bay Mussels, Green Curry, Coconut Milk
w/ Surly Blakkr Black IPA

4th Course
Steelhead Trout Ceviche, Avocado Mousse, Green Chile Chicharron
w/ Avery Opuntina Tequila Barrel Aged Prickly Pear Sour

5th Course
Coffee Rubbed Chuck Tender Steak, Oatmeal Parsnip Pure, Crispy Parsnip, Golden Raisin Demi Glace
w/ Cigar City Oatmeal Porter

6th Course
Maple Bacon Creme Caramel
w/ DC Brau Ghouls Night Out

7th Course
Choclate Icebox Bar
w/ Maui Coconut Porter

Tickets are $100 / each. Dinner starts at 8 PM. Old Major is located at: 3316 Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211.

Crooked Stave Artisan Night, Backcountry Pizza and Tap House, Boulder, CO

Crooked Stave Artisans will bring the heat to Backcountry on Monday. Look for selections from Crooked Stave, Perennial, Prairie (yes, Bomb! will be there) and more. Backcountry Pizza and Tap House is located at: 2319 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302.

Southern Colorado Beer Dinner, West End Tavern, Boulder, CO, 6:30 PM

Elevation Beer Co. and Telluride Brewing are gearing up for a collaborative beer dinner at Boulder’s West End Tavern. The two breweries are bringing a wide variety of brews to go along with the 4-course dinner. Here’s the menu:

1st Course
Cracker Meal Fried Oysters
carrot, pea shoot, & radish salad, remoulade
Telluride Whacked Out Wheat, Elevation Signal De Botrange Chardonnay Barrel-Aged Farmhouse & 8 Second Kolsch

2nd Course
Beehive “SeaHive” Cheese
seasonal pickles, Marcona almonds, apricot jam, sour dough toast
Telluride Fish & Ted’s Excellent Collaboration Belgian Style Rye Double IPA & Elevation Apis IV Honey Quad

3rd Course
Pulled Pork Crepinette
apple butter, smoked pork belly, spinach, pork jus
Telluride Fishwater Project Double IPA Aged in Bourbon Barrels & Elevation Third Base Belgian Tripel

4th Course
Tiramisu Cheesecake
Telluride Ski-in-Ski-Stout & Elevation Little Mo’ Porter

Tommy Thacher and Christopher Fish of Telluride and Xandy Bustamante of Elevation Beer will talk about their respective breweries and beers throughout the pairing. Reservations are $50 / person and can be made by calling 303-444-3535. West End Tavern is located at: 926 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302.

Whiskey Barrel Aged Wee Heavy Tapping, Dry Dock Brewing, Aurora, CO, Noon

Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

A Day With Duvel & Boulevard, Freshcraft, Denver, CO, 11 AM

Freshcraft will have the Duvel-Moortgat family in the house all day on Tuesday. The first tappings begin at 11 AM and will flow all day, with a special lineup set to get tapped at 5 PM. And of course the Freshcraft crew has a few tricks hidden up their sleeves, depending on how thirsty Denver proves to be.

11 AM:
Boulevard Tank 7
Boulevard 80 Acre
Ommegang Hop House
Duvel Single

5 PM:
Boulevard Foeder Projekt #1
Houblon Chouffe
Ommegang Fire & Blood

Freshcraft is located at: 1530 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202.

Italian Beers & Book Signing, Falling Rock Tap House, Denver, CO, 1 PM

Falling Rock will host a book signing and Italian Beer tapping on Tuesday. Pick up your copy of Italy Beer Country the Story of Italian Craft Beer and meet authors Brian Jansing & Paul Vismara (two Falling Rock employees) during the party. Tappings will include Toccalmatto’s Tipo Pils, Zona Cesarini, and Salty Angel Gose, PLUS Super Baladin, LoverBeer Madamin. Falling Rock Tap House is located at: 1919 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202.

Dogfish CBC Hoppy Hour, Park & Co, Denver, CO, 4:30 PM

Dogfish will bring their hop-forward brews to Park & Co on Tuesday afternoon to help kick off a new CBC. Look for 60 Minute, 61 Minute, 90 Minute, 120 Minute, Burton Baton and Hellhound on my Ale to be pouring during the event. The first lucky customers will take home a DFH IPA glass. Hoppy Hour starts at 4:30 PM. Park & Co is located at: 439 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203.

Between the Staves Release, Crooked Stave, Denver, CO, 6 PM

Crooked Stave will release bottles of Between The Staves, their collaboration with Anchorage Brewing, on Tuesday at 6 PM. 750 mL bottles are $17 each (CASH ONLY), 2 bottle limit. Meet brewers Chad Yakobson and Gabe Fletcher who’ll be on hand to answer questions and talk about the beer. The beer will also be pouring for the weekly Tap-It Tuesday release. Crooked Stave at The Source is located at: 3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216.

Crooked Melvin Beer Dinner, The Kitchen Upstairs, Boulder, CO, 6:30 PM

The Kitchen Upstairs in Boulder, will host the Crooked Melvin Beer Dinner on Tuesday at 6:30 PM. This is a collaboration effort, spotlighting the beers of Colorado’s Crooked Stave and Wyoming’s Melvin Brewing. Tickets are $75 for the 4-course dinner, which will feature 8 beers throughout the evening.

Crooked Stave
– Vieille
– Surette
– L’Brett d’Plum
– Raspberry Dark Origins

Melvin Brewing (Jackson Hole, WY)
– Melvin IPA
– Asterisk Double IPA
– 2×4 Pale Ale
– Ch Ch Cherry Bomb

Call 303-544-5973 to make your reservation. The Kitchen Upstairs is located at: 1039 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302.

Get SURLY!, Denver Bicycle Cafe, Denver, CO, 8 PM

Three Surly brews will get tapped at Denver Bicycle Cafe on Tuesday. Look for Furious, Pentagram and Blakkr hitting the lines at 8 PM.

surly denver bicycle cafe

Surly beer. Surly attitude. Denver Bicycle Cafe is located at: 1308 E 17th St, Denver, CO 80218.

The Best of The Fifty Firkins, Epic Brewing, Denver, CO, 8:30 PM

Brewtally Insane Pick of the Day

Remember Epic’s 50 Firkin Fiasco during the 2013 GABF? Well, Epic took the very best firkins from that event, brewed ’em again and will share them at the brewery on Tuesday night.

epic cbc firkin

Here’s a few to watch for:
Chocolate Covered Raspberries – Brainless on Raspberry with Cocoa Nibs
Washed up on the Beach – Santa Cruz Brown with Toasted Coconut
Hopulent Mimosa – Hopulent IPA with Simcoe leaf hops & sweet orange peel
Grown Up Ice Cream Float – Imperial Stout with lactose and maltodexterin

And that’s just the beginning! The firkins start flowing at 8:30 PM. Epic Brewing is located at: 3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205.

Just Brewhers, Ernie’s, Denver, CO, 9 PM

Ernie’s will host a 50 tap takeover featuring lady brewers during, which will begin on Tuesday and run through Friday. The Main Event will be on Tuesday at 9 PM, when the taps go live. Stop by and meet some of Colorado’s fantastic lady brewers, with 50% of sales going towards the Pink Boots Society. More details HERE. Ernie’s is located at: 2915 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO 80211.

Boulder Beer 35th Anniversary Ale Release Party, Marlowe’s, Denver, CO, 9:30 PM

Join the Boulder Beer crew as they tap the very first kegs of their Imperial Black IPA Anniversary Ale on Tuesday at Marlowe’s in Denver. CBC Badge Holders will receive two free beers. Tapping at 9:30 PM, stop by for a beer and a little live music. Marlowe’s is located at: 501 16th St, Denver, CO 80202.

Ambassador Sour Ale & Tart Cherry Saison Tappings, Dry Dock Brewing, Aurora, CO, Noon

Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Jester King & Crooked Stave Tappings, Hops & Pie, Denver, CO

Hops & Pie will be tapping some special kegs from Denver’s own Crooked Stave, along with a killer lineup from Jester King out of Austin, TX. Take a gander at these babies:

Jester King:
Atrial Rubicite
Funk Metal
La Vie en Rose
Noble King
Ol’ Oi!

Crooked Stave:
St. Bretta Winter
Nightmare on Brett
Batch 60
Origins (not yet confirmed)

Hops & Pie is located at: 3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212.

Open House, Breckenridge Brewery, Denver, CO, 11 AM – 3 PM

Stop by the Breckenridge’s Kalamath location on Wednesday for their Open House. You’ll be treated to brewer tours, special tappings with cheese and chocolate pairings and the “Construction Trailer” with architect renderings of the new brewery. Breckenridge Brewery is located at: 471 Kalamath, Denver, CO 80204.

Wayward Wednesday, River North Brewery, Denver, CO, 3 PM

River North will tap two versions of their Imperial Stout for their Wayward Wednesday release. Look for Barrel-Aged Avarice and B-Side Avarice pouring at 3 PM. River North Brewery is located at: 2401 Blake St #1, Denver, CO 80205.

Breckenridge & SweetWater Tap Takeover, Ale House at Amato’s, Denver, CO, 4:20 PM

Amato’s is hosting this tasty tap takeover, which will feature the O’ Tay Red Wheatwine collaboration between Breckenridge and SweetWater. Upslope and Crooked Stave will have a few pouring as well. At 5:45, the breweries will toast and celebrate the life of the late great Curtis McArthur of SweetWater. Come out and raise a glass. Ale House at Amato’s is located at: 2501 16th St, Denver, CO 80211.

Swedish Invasion, Star Bar, Denver, CO, 5 PM

Head to Star Bar on Wednesday at 5 PM, where Ska will release Wipa Snapa, their collaboration with Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri. Wipa Snapa’s a 6% ABV White IPA, featuring ingredients from both Colorado and Sweden, including Sea Buckthorn berries—a tart, refreshing berry native to Scandinavia—and Chinook hops from Paonia, Colorado’s High Wire Hop Farms. The beer was also brewed with juniper berries, representing the high desert south and west of Durango, and substituting for the orange peel and coriander spices traditionally used in Belgian wit biers.

Dogfish Head will also bring their collaboration with Nynäshamns, called Kvasir, part of the Dogfish Ancient Ale Series. Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head, Dave Thibodeau of Ska and Marcus Wärme from Nynäshamns will be manning the bar during the event. Expect a few other special kegs to pop up too. Star Bar is located at: 2137 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205.

Canarchy, Star Bar, Denver, CO, 9 PM

Stick around Star Bar after the Swedish Invasion for Canarchy!

canarchy star bar

Hang out and enjoy some great canned offerings from some old favorites and new ones too. Sun King, Oskar Blues, Cigar City, Ska, DC Brau, Revolution and more will be in the house. Come check out Denver’s best dive bar. Star Bar is located at: 2137 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205.

Night of the Saisons, Falling Rock Tap House, Denver, CO, 5:30 PM

Head to Falling Rock on Wednesday when they tap 30-some Saisons from all over the World! Grab a menu, ORDER BY NUMBER and have fun! Look for offerings from Boulevard, Crooked Stave, Firestone Walker, Jandrain Jandnouille, Jolly Pumpkin, Nogne, Perennial, Prairie, Off Color, Victory, Stillwater, River North, Sierra Nevada and Ilkney. Falling Rock Tap House is located at: 1919 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202.

Epic Tap Takeover, World of Beer, Glendale, CO, 6 PM

Epic Brewing will take over the wall of tap handles at World of Beer on Wednesday night. 50 KEGS! This is going to be unreal. Look for various vintages of Barley Wine, single-hopped variations of Hopulent, all sorts of batches of Brainless, Big Bad Baptist, Saisons and much more. 50 Taps! This will be an Epic event! World of Beer is located at: 660 S Colorado Blvd, Glendale, CO 80246.

Odell Beer Dinner, Lucky Pie, Denver, CO, 6 PM

Odell Brewing will bring 6 variations of their Schwarzbier to Lucky Pie Lodo on Wednesday for a special beer dinner. Check out the menu and grab your tickets today.

odell lucky pie dinner

Tickets are $75 and available right HERE. Lucky Pie is located at: 1610 16th St, Denver, CO 80202.

What’s Snow? with The Bruery & Cigar City, Freshcraft, Denver, CO, 7 PM

Brewtally Insane Pick of the Day

The Bruery. Cigar City. Freshcraft. What more do you need to know? Here’s the schedule –

From Cigar City on draft will be:
5 for 5 American Barleywine
5 for 5 Imperial Oatmeal Cream Porter
5 for 5 Tangerine Florida Weisse
Invasion Pale Ale

From The Bruery on draft will be:
Saison De Lente
Melange #1
Grey Monday

Bottle pours of both Collaboration beers will be available
Marron Acidifie

Backup kegs:
Cigar City 5 for 5 Margarita Gose
Cigar City 5 for 5 NZ Double IPA
The Bruery Bois
The Bruery Oude Tart
The Bruery White Oak

Freshcraft is located at: 1530 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202.

The Beer-Music-Mashup, The Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO, 7 PM

Dogfish Head’s bringing some killer live music and great brews to the Ogden on Wednesday night.

dogfish head beer music mashup

$5 pints include 90 Minute, Namaste, Indian Brown Ale, American Beauty & Positive Contact. Doors at 7 PM, Show at 8 PM. Tickets just $20 ($25 at the door). More details HERE. The Ogden Theatre is located at: 935 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO.

Meet The Brewers – Stone & Maui, Denver Bicycle Cafe, Denver, CO, 8 PM

Brewers from Stone and Maui will stop by Denver Bicycle Cafe on Wednesday night to share a bunch of brews, hang out and maybe experiment with a Randall and some local coffee. I’m just planting that seed. You better get over and check this out. Denver Bicycle Cafe is located at: 1308 E 17th St, Denver, CO 80218.

The Ultimate Firestone Walker Tap Takeover, Backcountry Pizza and Tap House, Boulder, CO

F/W’s Adam Firestone, David Walker and Brewer Matt Brynildson will be taking over the Backcountry taps for an absolutely insane night of beer. Look for a 3-year vertical of Parabola, Anniversary Ales, vintage Sucaba, Velvet Merkin, Double DBA, Stickee Monkey, Agrestic and Lil Mikkel’. Unreal. Don’t miss this! Backcountry Pizza and Tap House is located at: 2319 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302.

Handpull Double Brown & Biere de Garde Tappings, Dry Dock Brewing, Aurora, CO, Noon

Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Barrel-Aged Tappings, River North Brewery, Denver, CO, 3 PM

Stop by the brewery beginning at 3 PM for tappings of B-Side Avarice and B-side Quandary. This is the very last keg of B-Side Quandary out there, so don’t miss out. River North Brewery is located at: 2401 Blake St #1, Denver, CO 80205.

Amber Waves, RedLine Contemporary Arts Center, Denver, CO, 5 PM

Amber Waves is a beer tasting and silent auction, presented by Dogfish Head and Victory Brewing. The 2nd annual event will bring together more than 25 craft breweries, each pouring an amber-colored beer and bringing a custom art piece, which will be auctioned off throughout the night. Breweries include: Allagash, Avery, Maui, New Belgium, Port / Lost Abbey, Ska, Stone, Three Floyds and more. Tickets are $25 and available HERE. The RedLine Contemporary Arts Center is located at: 2350 Arapahoe, Denver, CO 80205.

Tour de BoulDurango Happy Hour, Breckenridge Colorado Craft, Denver, CO, 5 PM

For the past 6 years, the Tour de BoulDurango has taken brewery employees on a 476-mile bike ride from Avery Brewing in Boulder to Ska Brewing in Durango to raise money for local charities. On Thursday night, Breckenridge Colorado Craft will host the breweries to share a slide show from past Tour’s, special brews, stationary bike races and kick off the fundraising for this year’s Tour. Participating breweries include Ska, Avery, Boulder Beer, Left Hand and Oskar Blues. Breckenridge Colorado Craft is located at: 2220 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205.

A Festival of Bourbon Barrel-Aged Beers, Hops & Pie, Denver, CO

More fun at Hops & Pie on Thursday, when they release a whole slew of Bourbon Barrel-Aged madness.

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Look for beers from Sun King, Mission, Odell, Stone, Eel River, Oskar Blues, Grand Teton, Stone and Elevation. Hops & Pie is located at: 3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212.

Hops 4 Heroes Event, Dry Dock Brewing, Aurora, CO, 5 PM

Support Colorado’s wounded Veterans at Dry Dock’s Hops 4 Heroes on Thursday night. $25 in advance, $30 at the door for two beers, pizza, wings and more, plus a chance at door prizes. Guest Military speakers will be there as well. Grab your tickets HERE and support this great cause. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014.

Night of the Barrel, Falling Rock Tap House, Denver, CO, 5:30 PM

Falling Rock continues their theme nights on Thursday, by featuring all Barrel-Aged brews. Roughly 30 will be tapped at 5:30, with offerings from Anchor, Anderson Valley, Boulevard, Dogfish Head, Elevation, De Struise, Full Sail, Funkwerks, Green Flash, Lagunitas, Lost Abbey, Port, Odell,  Mikkeller, North Coast, River North, Rogue, Sierra Nevada, Stone and Victory. Don’t forget to Order By Number! Falling Rock Tap House is located at: 1919 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202.

What The Funk!? Vol. 2, EXDO Event Center, Denver, CO, 6 PM

Brewtally Insane Pick of the Day

If you prefer your beers sour, wild and funky, you can’t miss WTF!? This thing will melt your mind. $80 tickets can be snagged right HERE. With the lineup of breweries being assembled, that’s a bargain. More details and a link to WTF!? Vol. 1 recap can be found HERE. EXDO Event Center is located at: 1399 35th St, Denver, CO 80205.

Breckenridge / SweetWater Bar Crawl, Various Denver Bars, Denver, CO, 6 PM

Hang out with Breck and SweetWater crews as they bar hop throughout downtown Denver on Thursday night. Each bar will have their O’ Tay collaboration brew on tap, along with a special keg from each brewery. Check the pic below for beer lists and participating locations.

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From Cali With Love – Firestone Walker & Stone Brewing, Freshcraft, Denver, CO, 8 PM

These two iconic California breweries will be invading Freshcraft on Thursday evening. Both have some extremely tasty brews to share, some of which you’ve probably never had before. Here’s the scoop –

From Stone Brewing:
2003 Imperial Russian Stout
21st Amendment/Firestone Walker/Stone El Camino UnReal Black Ale (Bottles)
Kyle Hollingsworth/Keri Kelli/Stone Collaboration – Collective Distortion (IPA with Elderberry)
Stone GoTo IPA
Stone Enjoy By 4.20.2014

From Firestone Walker:
Wookey Jack
Easy Jack session IPA
Agrestic- Barrelworks Sour
“Winter/Special” Wookey – a one and done blend of Wookey Jack and Double DBA

Freshcraft is located at: 1530 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202.

Friday, April 11th, 2014

World Beer Cup Awards, Hyatt Regency, Denver, CO

This is the big one folks. The World Beer Cup is an international competition held every two years that crowns the very best beers in the world in nearly 100 categories. Unfortunately, the WBC isn’t open to the public, but we’ll be sure to get a winners list posted on the site as soon as possible. Watch it unfold live on the official WBC website.

Brewing With Friends Luncheon, The Post Brewing Co., Lafayette, CO, 11:30 AM

Brewtally Insane Pick of the Day

Head to Post Brewing on Friday afternoon, where Post Brewer Bryan Selders and Dogfish Head Brewer / Owner Sam Calagione will present a 3-course beer lunch.

“Don’t forget the pig menu”

Welcome beer: Namaste (Dogfish Head), Top Rope (The Post Brewing Company)

Crispy Pork Belly and Poached Egg with asparagus, grilled ramps, pickled garlic scapes
Paired with– Sixty-One (Dogfish Head), Domestic Pils (The Post Brewing Company)

Char Grilled Pork Spare Rib with new potatoes and spring greens
Paired with– Noble Rot (Dogfish Head), Red Panda (The Post Brewing Company)

Haji’s Apple and Bacon Caramel Pi
Paired with– 2006 vintage World Wide Stout (Dogfish Head), Big Rosie (The Post Brewing Company)

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Bryan and Sam will be on-hand to talk, answer questions and hang out during the event. Tickets are $55 / each. Call 303-593-2066 to make your reservation. The Post Brewing Co. is located at: 105 W Emma St, Lafayette, CO 80026.

Heavy Goose Wee Heavy Tapping, Dry Dock Brewing, Aurora, CO, Noon

Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014.

Firkin Friday, Dry Dock Brewing, Aurora, CO, 3 PM

This week’s release is a Raspberry Porpoise Blonde. Tapping at 3 PM. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014.

Night of the Sours, Falling Rock Tap House, Denver, CO, 5:30 PM

Brewtally Insane Pick of the Day

Pucker up kids. On Friday, Falling Rock will dish up 30 sour brews. Some pretty tasty and rare treats are lined up from Allagash, Boulevard, Bruery, Cantillon, Elysian, Firestone Walker, Gueuze Tilquin, Lost Abbey, New Belgium, Odell, Russian River, Siren and Trois Dames. Don’t forget the Tums. Falling Rock Tap House is located at: 1919 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202.

Funky River, Denver Bicycle Cafe, Denver, CO, 6 PM

Funky River will feature 3-beers from 2-breweries and live bluegrass from Timber. River North and Funkwerks will be pouring the brews, answering questions and enjoying the jams. Denver Bicycle Cafe is located at: 1308 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218.

The Bruery & Cigar City Tappings, Hops & Pie, Denver, CO

More fun with The Bruery & Cigar City, this time at Hops & Pie. Hops & Pie is located at: 3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212.

Avery Tap Takeover, Star Bar, Denver, CO

Avery will bring some rarities to share at Star Bar on Friday. Tappings include Tweak!!!!, Lilikoi Kepolo, Coconut Brown Ale, Double Dry-Hopped Maharaja and more. Star Bar is located at: 2137 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205.

ExtravaCANza, Freshcraft, Denver, CO, 7 PM

It’s can night baby and Freshcraft will have a back bar setup for all those tasty ales in aluminum for you to try. Some special draft offerings will be pouring too. Here’s the list –

Cans: Face down Brown, Tempter IPA
Draft: Fishwater Double IPA aged in Bourbon Barrel, or Belgian Rye IPA with Brettanomyces, Bridal Veil

Cans: Mexican Logger, True Blonde, ESB, Vernal Minthe
Draft: WIPA Snappa– White IPA, Modus

Oskar Blues
Cans: Dales, Mamas, Old Chub, G’Knight, Deviant, Gubna
Draft: Centennial Pale Ale, Nitro Full Pint, One Nut

Dry Dock
Cans: Apricot Blonde, Hefeweizen, Hop Abomination
Draft: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, Amber

Cans: Pale Ale, IPA, Brown Ale, Imperial IPA, Foreign Style Stout, Belgian Pale Ale
Draft: Cabernet IPA, Lager

Sun King
Cans: Sunlight Cream Ale, Wee Mac Scottish Ale, Osiris Pale Ale
Draft: Hopquarius Belgium IPA & Velvet Fog Belgium Quad

Sun King, I’m coming for you! Freshcraft is located at: 1530 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202.

A Firkin Mashup – Batch One, Former Future Brewing Company, Denver, CO, 7 PM

Stop by Former Future on Friday night to check out A Firkin Mashup. Each batch will feature a different FFBC beer and a unique coffee from Corvus Coffee. Batch 1 is “Scotland Meets Bolivia”, which features Former Future’s Scotch Ale & Corvus Coffee’s Bolivian Canton Illimani.

former future firkin mashup

Tapping at 7 PM. Former Future Brewing Company is located at: 1290 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210.

Jester King Tappings, Backcountry Pizza and Tap House, Boulder, CO

Lineup is TBA, but come on… it’s Jester King. What more do you need to know? Backcountry Pizza and Tap House is located at: 2319 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302.

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

35th Anniversary Ale Release, Boulder Beer Co., Boulder, CO, Noon

Boulder Beer will release their new Imperial Black IPA Anniversary Ale on Saturday at noon.

boulder beer anniversary ale

The first 35 people through the door win a Free Beer! Born in 1979? Win a Free Beer! Roll the dice, get a 3 & 5, Win a Free Beer! BOOM! $3.50 Black IPA’s all damn day. The fun fires up at noon. Boulder Beer Co. is located at: 2880 Wilderness Place, Boulder, CO 80301.

CR Goodman Tap Trailer, River North Brewery, Denver, CO, 1 PM

River North distributor CR Goodman will have their draft trailer outside the taproom on Saturday afternoon. Stop by and see what kind of rare, barrel-aged treats they tap throughout the day. Fun starts at 1, with El Toro the Tot also on hand to keep your stomach happy. River North Brewery is located at: 2401 Blake St #1, Denver, CO 80205.

Firestone Walker, Hops & Pie, Denver, CO

Hops & Pie is located at: 3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212.

Whiskey Oaked Apricot Blonde Tapping, Dry Dock Brewing, Aurora, CO, 3 PM

Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014.

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

“Le Chapeau” Bottle Release, Copper Kettle Brewing Company, Denver, CO, Noon

The patio’s ready and Copper Kettle’s got the next installment in their barrel-aged series waiting for you. Le Chapeau is a French-style Saison that’s been aged in red wine barrels. Limited quantities, so come early. Release begins at noon, with a food truck at 2 PM and live music at 3 PM. CKBC is located at: 1338 S Valentia St #100, Denver, CO 80247.

It’s going to be an absolutely insane week for Craft Beer. Get out and enjoy this special celebration and high five your favorite brewers while they’re in town.


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