Weekend Beer Buzz 05/26/2016

nighthawk funk and farm fest

It’s Memorial Day Weekend. Time to fire up the grill, throw back a few brews and remember those that have served this great country.

There’s a solid lineup of beer events coming up. Anniversary parties at River North and 4 Noses, more chances to support The Brewtography Project, a Farmer’s Market at Station 26, Funk & Farm Fest at Nighthawk, great bottle releases and more.

Details below. Have fun!

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Looks like it’s Parry’s Pizza for lunch on Thursday. They’ll tap a keg of Pliny the Elder at 11 AM. Parry’s Pizza – Highlands Ranch is located at: 9567 S University Blvd.

Great Divide will host Dustin Hall and The Brewtography Project on Thursday evening. For just $20, you’ll get a Speigelau Great Divide glass with a pour of ’15 BA Old Ruffian (or other beer on tap), plus an 8×10 signed by Hall.

brewtography project

They’ll also have a photo booth set up and you’ll be able to meet Dustin and support his ongoing Kickstarter campaign. Get all your details HERE. The Great Divide Barrel Bar is located at: 1812 35th St, Denver, CO.

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Congrats to 4 Noses Brewing on their 2nd Anniversary! They’re celebrating with 4 days of tappings, music, food and fun. Here’s the schedule:

**Friday May 27th, 12pm to 12am:**
 -2nd Anniversary Double IPA Release and Multiple Cask Tappings
 -Tony Guacamole Food Truck
 -DJ from 7pm-11pm

**Saturday May 28th, 11am to 12am**
 -Experimental and Barrel Aged Beer Releases
 -Pig Roast
 -Live Music from 3pm-6pm

**Sunday May 29th, 11am to 12pm**
-Experimental and Barrel Aged Releases
-Crepes and Beermosas Brunch from 11-1
-Burgerchief Food Truck from 1-10
-Live Music from 3pm-6pm

**Monday May 30th, from 12am to 9pm**
 -Experimental and Pilot Beer Releases
 -Chuey Fu’s Latin-Asian Fusion Food Truck

4 Noses Brewing is located at: 8855 W 116 Cir, Ste 4, Broomfield, CO.

Our friends at River North Brewery will celebrate their 4th Anniversary this weekend. Better late than never. Head over for the release of their Anniversary Ale – Saison aged in Cocktail Barrels. Just 75 cases and $10 / 375 mL. It’ll also be pouring on draft, along with other treats and vintage goodies. No tickets, just come hang out and enjoy. River North Brewery is located at: 6021 Washington St, Unit A, Denver, CO.

Cruise over to Dry Dock on Friday at 3 PM when they tap a firkin of Strawberry Honey Maibock. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Nighthawk Brewing will host a Funk & Farm Beer Fest on Saturday afternoon. This is an invitational event, featuring some of the state’s finest funk-forward brewers. In addition to Nighthawk, look for Atom, Black Project, Crooked Stave, TRiNiTY, Our Mutual Friend, Odd13 and more. Tickets include glassware, cheese and beer and run $35 – $45.

nighthawk funk and farm fest

Come join us! Nighthawk Brewing is located at: 2780 Industrial Ln, Broomfield, CO.

Call to Arms is ready for another round of Day Drinking on Saturday. Pack up the car, grab your lawn chairs and head over for lawn games, cold brews and (cross your fingers) great weather. Call to Arms Brewing is located at: 4526 Tennyson St, Denver, CO.

Copper Kettle will release their latest batch of Sobremesa on Saturday at Noon. This is their English Strong Ale with lime and agave aged in Tequila Barrels.

ckbc sobremesa

Grab a pour on draft and be sure to snag some 22oz. bombers to go. Copper Kettle Brewing is located at: 1338 S Valentia St #101, Denver, CO 80247.

Up at Dry Dock – North Dock, they’ll tap a firkin of Cherry Amber on Saturday at Noon. Pick up a crowler, throw some cornhole or hit up the new disc golf course out back. The Canoe Room at North Dock is located at: 2801 Tower Rd, Aurora, CO 80011.

Station 26 will host a brewery farmers market on Saturday afternoon. They’ve lined up a variety of awesome local merchants, including Chocolate Lab, Stapleton Roasters, Happy Leaf Kombucha, Tonix Denver and others who’ll be set up for your shopping and sampling pleasure. Grab a cold brew and enjoy the local craft scene.

libations and provisions, station 26

Libations & Provisions dates have been set for the last Saturday of the month for the next 6 months. Details HERE. Station 26 Brewing Co. is located at: 7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80207.

Renegade Brewing will host the Denver Vintage Reggae Society and The Real Dill on Saturday for a special event to support The Brewtography Project. Just $15 gets you live music, two beers and pickles. Upgrade to VIP for access to Renegade’s decadent Depravity – Imperial Peanut Butter Cup Milk Stout, special glassware, 4 beers and an 8×10.

brewtography project

Details and tickets HERE. The Yard at Santa Fe is located at:

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

UPDATE: CANCELLED INDEFINITELY. Details HERE.

STARFIRE – Citrus Zest Table Sour – Balanced, tart, citrusy, and refreshing. This beer was made with our lower-gravity “Paradise” base. Zest from lemons, limes, and a small amount of grapefruit were added. This one is going to be great for that nice weather that should be coming to Denver any day now. The taste is thirst-quenching, and yet there is good complexity as the beer warms. The aroma is straight citrus – lemonade. Very light straw-colored, high carbonation and a bright white head that diminishes almost immediately, due to the oils in all of the zest. This will be a favorite. $20 (this price includes all taxes). 750mL. Cork and Cage.

STARFIGHTER – Similar to how EJECTOR was made, this is a double-whammy version of STARFIRE. On top of all of the citrus zest that was in STARFIRE, we added a double-dose of lemon and lime zest, orange peel, and a light Cascade dry-hop. The result is a beer that is incredibly citrus-dank redonkulous deliciousness. You need this beer in your life, I’ll just leave it at that. $24 (this price includes all taxes). 750mL. Cork and Cage.

Check out the Official Event Page for additional info. Black Project is located at: 1290 S Broadway, Denver, CO.

Beer Hunter’s Report

  • Pipeworks is dropping hard this week; Cherry Truffle Abduction (it’s aliens), Attack of the Devil’s Lettuce Coffee IPA and Glaucus Belgian Style IPA. Plus the return of Lizard King and Ninja vs. Unicorn.
  • Pliny started hitting last week, and more is hitting this week. Make sure to hoard all you can, loser.
  • Dry Dock Sour Apricot in cans! Let Summer begin.
  • Almanac Tropical Platypus brewed in celebration of City Beer Store’s (San Fran) 10th Anniversary, which has a platypus as a mascot. I don’t make this shit up.
  • Jolly Pumpkin Inicios Nuevos and La Roja du Kriek are both hitting shelves.
  • Stillwater Artisanal Super Hop. To the hip, hip hop, and you don’t stop, a rock it; To the bang bang boogie, say, up jump the boogie, To the rhythm of the boogie, the beat.
  • Anchorage Anadromous Black Sour Ale is back. Is this beer a male or a female? Oh wait, wrong word…
  • Ska Hop Ivy All Colorado Ale in cans y’all!
  • Look soon for Fat Tire and Friends Collaboration Pack includes friends like HUB, Avery, Firestone Walker, Allagash and Rhinegeist. With friends like these, who needs Fat Tire. Wait, what?
  • As early as next week, look for The Bruery Share This: Coffee. All the coffee beers.
  • Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee should hit mid-June. Don’t forget to put a merkin on your stickee monkee.

Cheers!

By: Mark Robinson and Scott Steigerwald

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