Weekend Beer Buzz 02/23/2017

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Hey guys, the Weekend Beer Buzz has returned with a slightly different approach this time. Rather than blasting you guys with dozens of events every weekend, we’re going to share our very favorite beer releases and beer related events. Think of it as the breweries, tappings and happenings you’d most likely find us hanging out, drinking and supporting.

Don’t forget it’s Stout Month. Head to your nearest Mountain Sun location and take part in this month-long celebration of dark beers.

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

  • Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout, Strange Craft Brewing Company, Denver, CO, 3 PM

Tapping & Bottle Release: Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout
Limited Release – Only 30 Cases. Come and get yours!

Strange Craft Brewing Company is located at: 1330 Zuni St, Unit M, Denver, CO.

Friday, February 24th, 2017


That’s right, time has quickly come and gone since we opened our doors in 2015. During that time we have continued to refine our brews, developed a loyal customer base that we love, and pushed to grow the Goldspot brand.


Who: Friends, Romans, Countrymen

What: Getting drunk with a 2-year old

When: Friday, February 24th
noon – 11 p.m.
Bottle release: La Cienega Farmhouse aged in oak barrels
freshly crushed syrah grapes from The Infinite Monkey Theorem. Denver’s Urban Winery.
Live music with Roman Samuels Music
Food from Baby E’s BBQ

Saturday, February 25th
noon-11 p.m.
Bottle release: Black Whiskey River Imp Stout aged in Laws Whiskey House Bourbon barrels.
Live music from Chris Dismuke Music
Food from The Pasty Republic

Where: (Go home, you’re drunk already if you can’t figure it out)

Why: Because it’s our baby’s birthday and we want to!

Goldspot Brewing is located at: 4970 Lowell Blvd, Denver, CO.

On February 24th, we’re having an IPA Blow Out Release! We’re going to release not one…not two…but THREE IPAs!!

1 – We’re re-releasing our New England IPA and renaming it, Citrus Paradisi. Citrus Paradisi is a juicy, extremely hopped and unfiltered IPA.

2 – We’ll release barrel aged Citrus Paradisi aged in rum barrels

3 – We’ll release another New England syle IPA made with Sorachi Ace hops and New Zealand Southern Cross hops

Tony Guacamole Food Truck & Catering will be here all evening serving amazing Mexian street food!!!

Copper Kettle is located at: 1338 S Valentia St #100, Denver, CO.

It’s our first anniversary! Come help us celebrate with a big party in the taproom, featuring a new release of our Bourbon Barrel-aged Stout (plus an encore from the half-anniversary batch), music by the Skeleton Keys, food, giveaways, and a special commemorative beer stein.

We’ll also have nightly releases all week leading up to it:
Commonly Peculiar (English Strong Ale): Monday, February 20
The Emperor of India (Imperial IPA): Tuesday, February 21
White Dragon (White Stout): Wednesday, February 22
S.O.B. (Strong Oud Bruin): Thursday, February 23

Halfpenny Brewing Company is located at: 5150 E Arapahoe Rd, Unit D1-B, Centennial, CO.

Saturday, February 25th, 2017 

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Everyone’s favorite White Whale is back! We’re excited to be one of very few accounts in Colorado selected to receive a keg of Russian River Brewing Company Pliny the Younger IIIPA. All proceeds will go to Sense of Security, a Denver-based breast cancer support center.

We’ve done this event several times in the past, and this is how things will work to best ensure the smoothest guest experience for everyone:
Wristbands go on sale Saturday, February 25th, at 10am sharp at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids. Doors open at 9:30am. Please queue up in a single file line outside if you arrive prior to 930.

Wristbands are $12 (+ tax), and entitle the holder to one 10oz pour of Pliny the Younger.
We have 50 wristbands, total. First come, first served.
There is a limit of one wristband per person. Purchasers must be present, of legal drinking age, and have their valid (non-expired) driver’s license or passport with them. You may not purchase wristbands for someone else.
You may return to redeem your wristband for your pour between 1:30PM and 5PM on the same day only.
Wrisbands must be on your wrist and intact in order to redeem for your pour.
No refunds/transfers/rainchecks.
We’ll have some complimentary drinks and snacks available for those waiting to purchase wristbands.
In addition to Pliny the Younger, we’ll have a bunch of other awesome-sauce on. Check back closer to the 25th for a few hints at what else we’ll be pouring!
We’re looking forward to seeing y’all on the 25th!

Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids & Solids is located at: 1555 S Hover St, Longmont, CO.

We will be tapping the famed Pliny the Younger on this day at 12pm. Doors open at 10AM. You must be an Ale Yeah Club member to have a glass and it is first come, first serve for members.

We will also have Pliny the Elder, Consecration and Supplication on tap.

If you’re not a member, here’s how to become one: https://goo.gl/YlouZ8

Parry’s Pizza – Northglenn is located at: 100 E 120th Ave, Northglenn, CO.

Folks it is your favorite time of the year! Pliny the Younger release will be happening on Saturday, February 25th!! Tickets will go on sale promptly at 11:00 AM.(no advance tickets, you must purchase in person.) We have 50 tickets, one per person, for $11.00.( a portion of the price of the ticket will be going to charity) Your golden ticket gets you one pour of Pliny the Younger! We will be tapping the Younger at 1:00 PM sharp! There will be some pours left over for auction and all the money raised from the auctioned pours will go to charity! This year Russian River Brewing Company is supporting Sense of Security. We will also have Blind Pig IPA and Pliny the Elder on tap for this event! No tickets needed for those! Come enjoy some awesome beer and feel good about it!

Lucky Pie – Louisville is located at: 637 Front St, Louisville, CO.

Join us this Saturday for the release of Ambiguous Vibes, a 100% Brettanomyces Saison created by blending 5 month-old stainless fermented (80%) and Chardonnay barrel-fermented (20%) Saison with kabosu juice. Bottle conditioned for 3 months. Ambiguous Vibes will be available on draft and in 500mL bottles ($10 each, limit 6 per person).

Notes of watermelon candy, honeydew melon, and subtle white wine grape.

Johno’s Food Truck will be outside dishing out amazing street tacos from 2-10pm.

Cerebral Brewing is located at: 1477 Monroe St, Denver, CO.

Say “five-and-a-quarter.” Our commemorative hazy IPA is loaded with Citra, Mosaic and Idaho 7 hops. Fresh and only available in the taproom, snag unlimited Crowlers at $10 each! Because the best beers sometimes need a little extra time…

Food by Spud Nation Denver.

River North Brewery is located at: 6021 Washington St, Unit A, Denver, CO.

call to arms rumpus

Shake off the cold and get down with us at the 2017 Tennyson Street Mardi Gras Rumpus! Here at CTA, we connect strongly with the people of New Orleans. We like to drink, we like to eat, and we like to take our partying to the streets.
This year’s event will be filled with more delicious food, beers, music and craziness than last year, and here’s what you can look foward to…
– Special Mardi Gras-inspired beers
– Delicious BBQ from Baby E’s BBQ and pizza, tacos, and tortas from MAS KAOS Pizzeria + Taqueria
– @ilporcellinosalumi with homemade Gumbo
– LIVE music from Brothers of Brass
– $1 Off beers all day for anyone who wears a mask or costume

—-> AND OF COURSE, The World’s Tiniest & Most Amazing Mardi Gras Parade Ever, featuring floats built by some of your favorite local breweries! Including…
– Avery Brewing Company
– Beryl’s Beer Co.
– Bierstadt Lagerhaus
– Cannonball Creek Brewing Company
– Hogshead Brewery
– Little Machine Beer
– Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
– Station 26 Brewing Co.

The Rumpus begins at Noon and the parade kicks off at 4PM SHARP!! Stay tuned for more updates as the details roll in!
Laissez les bons temps rouler!!!

Call to Arms Brewing is located at: 4526 Tennyson St, Denver, CO.

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Come join us as we are debut our Oak Room at Oskar Blues Brewery!

Oskar Blues Homemade Liquid and Solids food.
Music: Lionel Young Band 5:00-7:30 PM & Guerrilla Fanfare Second Line Parade COMPLETE with stilt walkers from 6:00-6:30 PM.
King cake @ 5:00 PM.
Specialty tappings throughout the event include:
Oskar Blues Brewery – Rum Barrel Aged Death By Coconut.
Cigar City Brewing Trousseau – a barley wine winter warmer.
Perrin Brewing 110K + OT 9th Batch – Imperial oatmeal raisin cookie brown ale.
Perrin Brewing – No Rules – Bourbon BA Imperial Vietnamese Porter w/ coconut, cinnamon, and turbinado sugar.
Costumes are encouraged!
In addition to the exclusively available beers on tap, we’ll be serving a huge selection of Oskar Blues faves, Perrin Brewing, and Cigar City Brewing, B.Stiff & Sons soda cans.

The Oak Room is a craft-cush 4,275 square foot, full-on event space roused by the view of over 1,000 oak barrels ageing rare and specialty Oskar Blues brews. The approachable barrel house features a personal beer bar, 24 foot projection TV, sound system, personal entrance and bathrooms. Read more here! https://www.oskarblues.com/blog/show/29

More info HERE. The Tasty Weasel is located at: 1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO.

Join us for the 2017 Festival of Dark Beers – a dark beer centric beer festival meets a Mardis Gras dance party! Live tunes spun by the Troubadour Sound System, over 20 different small batch and experimental dark beers including collaboration brews with Cerebral Brewing and WeldWerks Brewing Company — this is one festival you DON’T WANT TO MISS! Mardis Gras costumes encouraged, but not required.

General Admission — $45 in advance, $50 day of the event: unlimited tasting and commemorative festival glass.
VIP — $60: early admission at 5:30, unlimited tasting, commemorative festival glass and $10 food truck credit.

Visit www.wileyroots.com/fodb for more information.

Tickets HERE. Wiley Roots Brewing is located at: 625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO.

Almost that time for the annual Wiley Roots Brewing Company’s Festival of Dark Beers –  http://www.wileyroots.com/fodb. Wiley Root’s has been brewing and collabrewing over 20 different dark beers in preparation for this event themed a beer festival that meets Mardi Gras dance party. That’s at 6:30pm (w/VIP doors opening at 5:30pm) – get your tickets now!
Following FODB2017 make your way over to Patrick’s Irish Pub for the official After Party and Tap Takeover. The takeover will include kegs from Wiley Roots Brewing CompanyCerebral BrewingWeldWerks Brewing Company, and Our Mutual Friend Brewery, and don’t miss the contrasting flight of the respective NE IPAs!

Patrick’s Irish Pub is located at: 907 8th Ave, Greeley, CO.

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

The wait is over! Uncle Jacob’s Stout will be available on 2/28 at the brewery. And, in celebration of Mardi Gras, we will have a New Orleans inspired menu to pair with Uncle Jacobs! 

Jambalaya, Po’Boys, Beignets, and more. And, find the baby in our Kings Cake for a free bottle of Uncle Jacobs!

Avery Brewing is located at: 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO.

By: Mark Robinson

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