Weekend Beer Buzz 08/18/2016

wicked weed

A new brewery. Festivals. Tons of beer releases. And something called Wicked Weed.

It’s all here.



Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Call to Arm’s series of Wild, Sour and Barrel-Aged Beers – The Carriage House, will see a new addition on Thursday. Frightened Baby Chipmunk is a “wildly tart Farmhouse Saison blended with D’Anjou Pears. Using Pilsner, White Wheat, and Acidulated malts – along with Nelson Sauvin hops – in the brew, we intially fermented with a French Saison yeast, then barrel-conditioned the beer in Chardonnay and Cabernet barrels alongside Brett Claussenii and D.Anjour Pears.

Only 100 bottles will be sold, limit 2 / person. Don’t miss this one. Call to Arms Brewing is located at: 4526 Tennyson St, Denver, CO.

  • Wicked Weed Launch Party, Backcountry Pizza and Tap House, Boulder, CO, 5 PM

Wicked Weed has arrived! Earlier this week, they launched at Falling Rock Tap House. On Thursday, you’ll have the chance to try them at Boulder’s Backcountry Pizza and Tap House.

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Here’s some of what you can look forward to:

Pernicious IPA
Freak Double IPA
Coolcucumber Golden Ale
Lunatic Belgian Blonde Ale
Myrtille BA Sour w/ Blueberries
Grand Pere BA Sour w/ Marionberries
Medora BA Sour w/ Blackberries & Raspberries
Marina BA Sour w/ Peaches & Apricots

Backcountry Pizza and Tap House is located at: 2319 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO.

Friday, August 19th, 2016

  • New Tappings, Comrade Brewing, Denver, CO, Friday and Saturday

Comrade’s got two new ones set to tap this week. First on Friday, look for Honeyman XII – “IPA hopped with Enigma(rock melon and light tropical fruit), Lemondrop(lemony, floral, earthy, herbal, grassy, citrus, pepper, and pine notes), Equinox(herbal to spicy green pepper and tropical papaya to citrus) and 07270 (tangerine/mandarin on the nose and ripe peach/apricot and mango on the tongue). Has light tropical fruit and floral notes to it. 42 IBUs and 6% ABV.”

Come back on Saturday to try Nelson Sauvin Blanc – “2-row malt and hopped with Nelson Sauvin (“New World” white wine characters; fruitiness with fresh crushed gooseberry and grape infused flavors) and Hallertau Blanc (passion fruit, grapefruit, pineapple, grape and lemongrass). 40 IBU, 5.4% ABV.”

Comrade Brewing is located at: 7667 E Iliff Ave, Suite F, Denver, CO 80231

Resolute Brewing will open their doors in Centennial on Friday morning. Head over to try Colorado’s newest brewery. They’ll have plenty of beer and rotating food trucks throughout the weekend. Resolute Brewing is located at: 7286 S Yosemite St, Ste 110, Centennial, CO.

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

Stop by Dry Dock on Friday to try the Honey Pear Berliner Weisse firkin, which taps at 3 PM. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.

Wicked Weed has landed!

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Head over to Freshcraft on Friday evening for some killer tappings:

Pernicious IPA
Freak Double IPA
Coolcumber Golden Ale w/ Cucumbers, Basil & Juniper
Lunatic Belgian Blonde
Calimost Gose w/ Grapefruit & Honey
Barrel Aged Lunatic
Marina Barrel Aged Sour w/ Peaches & Apricots
Grand Pere Barrel Aged Sour w/ Marionberries

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

TRVE Brewing teamed up with Huckleberry Roasters to brew up a Coffee Mixed Culture Amber Beer. This new one will be tapped both at TRVE and Port Side at 6 PM. TRVE Brewing is located at: 227 Broadway #101, Denver, CO. Port Side is located at: 2500 Larimer St, Ste. 103, Denver, CO.

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Black Shirt’s annual Red Evelyn release is set for Saturday. This Imperial Red IPA will be available on draft and in Crowlers to-go (very limited!). Colorado Raw will be shucking 1500 raw oysters beginning at 1 PM and live music begins at 7 PM. Black Shirt Brewing is located at: 3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO.

The Crafty Fox is hosting the IPA Olympics on Saturday. Come out and support your favorite brewery as they compete for Gold. Tappings include beers from WeldWerks, Odd13, Melvin, Mockery, Cerebral and more. Happy hour pricing all day, swag giveaways and more. The Crafty Fox is located at: 3901 Fox St, Denver, CO.

Of course Hops & Pie is getting in on the Wicked Weed action.

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On Saturday at Noon, they’ll tap Barrel Aged Lunatic Blonde, Brettaberry, Calimost Gose, CoolCumber, Fille De Ferme, Freak, Lunatic, Marina, Medora, Oblivion, Old Fashioned, and Pernicious. Get it! Hops & Pie is located at: 3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO.

The 3rd Annual Peace & Assist collaboration between Call to Arms and Cannonball Creek will debut on Saturday. Focusing on the camaraderie and community in the Craft Beer Industry, this year’s release will also be the debut of Amalgam Brewing (a budding brewery with some familiar faces that will focus on Wild and Sour beers).

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The beer itself is a Brett Pale Ale dry-hopped with Galaxy, Mosaic and Hull Melon. In addition, look for special tappings throughout the day, food trucks and live music from 5 – 8 PM. Call to Arms Brewing is located at: 4526 Tennyson St, Denver, CO.

River North’s Belgian-style Tripel returns on Saturday at Noon. Bottles to-go and pours on draft. River North Brewery is located at: 6021 Washington St, Unit A, Denver, CO.

Dry Dock Brewing’s holding the A-Town Funk Fest on Saturday beginning at Noon. Head over for a killer lineup featuring their funkiest brews. Look for Swabby Sour Quad, Vintage Ambassador, Black Currant Saison, Sour Apricot and more! They’ll also have a 70’s costume contest, funk music and fun. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.

Congrats to Liquid Mechanics on their 2nd Anniversary! Head over on Saturday for 20+ brews on tap, including collaborations with Avery, WeldWerks, and Odell. It’s free, they’ll have live music all day long and all pours are $5! 21+ after 9 PM.

Liquid Mechanics Brewing is located at: 297 N US Highway 287, Lafayette, CO.

  • Firkin Tapping, The Canoe Room at Dry Dock – North Dock, Aurora, CO, Noon

Dry Dock – North Dock will tap a firkin of Banana Pudding Hefeweizen on Saturday at Noon. Check out the disc golf course out back and grab a Crowler to-go. The Canoe Room at North Dock is located at: 2801 Tower Rd, Aurora, CO 80011.

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Avery’s releasing two of their biggest, richest Fall brews on Sunday. This year’s batches of Rumpkin and Pump[KY]n will debut at the brewery beginning at 11 AM. Stock up the cellar for the Winter and enjoy pours or even lunch while you’re there. Avery Brewing is located at: 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO.

Beer Hunter’s Report

  • The big news of the week is the arrival of pumpkin beers (scratch that) Wicked Weed! A nice variety has hit, go hunting and catch them all.
  • Crooked Stave L’Brett d’Blueberry and L’Brett d’Raspberry have both hit the shelves.
  • Blackberry Farm dropped some interesting beers on us, including Tennessee Cream Ale and Blackberry Rye.
  • Denver Beer Company dropped some bombers of Chocolate Coconut Graham Cracker Porter.
  • Firestone Walker Helldorado. It’s here.


By: Mark Robinson and Scott Steigerwald

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