Weekend Beer Buzz 03/02/2017

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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.

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

As we’ve settled into 2017, we continue to look for the beautiful things this life has to offer as the world swirls around us. Sometimes, you don’t have to look much further than your own neighborhood brewery. Today, we come to you with news of the first Carriage House Series Bottle Release of 2017. 

On March 2nd at 3pm, join us for the unveiling of ‘Really Really Ridiculously Good Tasting’ a Petite Farmhouse Saison handsomely aged in Chardonnay Barrels.

Our latest barrel project started with a delicate blend of Pilsner, White Wheat and Acidulated malts. We then added Bravo hops for a spicy and floral balance. Primary fermentation began with a traditional French Saison yeast, but we later barrel-conditioned for months on end with Brett Claussenii to add farmhouse characteristics to this well-rounded beer. Expect notes of cantalope. lemon zest, and light barnyard funk with soft layers of vanilla and coconut in the finish. 

‘Really, Really, Ridiculously Good Tasting’ will be released on Thursday, March 2nd at 3pm when we open the doors for business. There will only be 120 375mL bottles available, with a limit of 2 bottles per customer. There will also be a limited amount of ‘Really, Really, Ridiculously Good Tasting’ available on tap for this event!

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

Join Ratio Beerworks in celebrating the return of Rented World Session IPA. 

Originally inspired by the Possible Worlds collaboration with our friends at Call to Arms, Cannonball Creek, Station 26, and TRVE, Rented World was such a staff favorite, that we decided to bring it back full time as a Session IPA. 

For Rented World, we employed our highest volume of late aroma hops to date, with massive amounts of Citra and El Dorado. Measuring in at an approachable 4.8% and 41 IBUs, this easy-drinking session IPA is big on bright citrus and pine flavors, but a mere wrinkle on the harsh bitterness scale due to the limited use of bittering hops.

Join Ratio in welcoming Rented World Session back to our core rotation of beers.

Ratio Beerworks is located at: 2920 Larimer St, Denver, CO.

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

  • Collaboration Tapping, Blue Moon RiNo, Denver, CO, 11 AM

We heard you all like hazy IPAs. We will be releasing our collab with Fermaentra this Friday at Blue Moon RINO. Fermaentra will release a version shortly after. Brewed with 5 pounds per barrel of Amarillo, Azacca, Waimea, Southern Cross, Huel Melon, Mandarina Bavaria, Mosaic and Exp. 06300. We didn’t skimp on the hops.

Blue Moon RiNo is located at: 3750 Chestnut Pl, Denver, CO.

Join us for the release of You Do You, a 5.9% DDH Pale Ale hopped with Centennial, Amarillo, Motueka and Ekuanot (formerly Equinox) at over 7#/bbl. Do you even haze brah?

Seriously though, we’re immensely passionate about producing beers in this style and have been so since we opened 16 months ago. Trends come and go. Do what you love. Love what you do. You do you.

Crowlers will be available for $14 each, limit 3 per person.

Burgerchief will be outside from 3-10pm serving up amazing flat-top burgers, fries, onion rings, and more!

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

  • Barrel Aged Mexican Chocolate Stout Tapping, Copper Kettle Brewing Co., Denver, CO, Noon

On March 3rd, we’re doing a special release of Bourbon Barrel Aged Mexican Chocolate Stout!

We aged our traditional dynamic stout with cinnamon, cacao nibs, and chili peppers, in bourbon barrels for four months. 

We Chef Kitchen food truck will be here all evening serving delicous food.

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

We are releasing a new variant in our superfruited sour beer series with 100% wild caught microbes. We start with a special all-wheat base designed for high levels of fruiting. The beer is then fermented in a solera using a mix of unisolated coolship-caught microbes and house foraged wild strains. After the beer finished fermentation, we added pounds of Aronia berries (chokeberries) to our stainless tank to referment.

The name “chokeberry” refers to the sourness of the fruits, which has a mouth puckering sour bite. The berries have a pleasant wine-like flavor that is complimented with subtle tannins. By refermenting the berries with our golden sour, the harsh puckering of the berries is softened with the complexity of the base beer shining through.

SHADOW FACTORY is our highest rated series and are some of the most sought after beers that we have put on tap. This version is the most unique fruit forward and complex batch we have released.

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SHADOW FACTORY is Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales superfruited wheat sour. It is extremely fruit forward and derives most its tartness from the fruit itself. The base beer was custom designed for this “super” level of fruiting. It is low alcohol, since the fruit adds nearly 50% more when refermented, and comprised of 100% malted white wheat, to lend body and softness to the final beer while allowing the fruit flavor and tartness to shine through. SHADOW FACTORY features a wide and rotating variety of fruits, often singular, but occasionally in combination with one or more other fruit types.

Black Project is located at: 1290 S Broadway, Denver, CO.

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

SOLD OUT

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Our friends over at PorchDrinking have posted the beer list.

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

Nerds, we’ve gone plaid —

Join us Saturday, March 4th at Wynkoop Brewing Company for a most righteous celebration of all things dork. 

Teaming up with over 30 breweries, we’ll be pouring up some of the geekiest and whitewhaley craft brew in all the land. 

Nerd attire suggested but not required. 

And to truly encourage The Next Generation of dorks, we’ll be collecting school supplies including pens, pencils, notebooks, and more for donation to local area students.

Your ticket gets you a commemorative Day of Dorks glass for unlimited dorky beer pours and of course, the nerdiest of snacks to pair. 

Dorky beers being brewed by:
Beryl’s Beer Co
Black Shirt Brewing Co.
Blue Moon Brewing Company
Boggy Draw
Breckenridge Brewery
Briar Common Brewery + Eatery
Bristol Brewing
C Squared Ciders
Colorado Plus Brew Pub
Crazy Mountian Brewing
Crestone Brewing Co.
Crystal Springs Brewing
High Hops Brewery
Holidaily Brewing Co.
Horse and Dragon
Iron Works Brewery & Pub
New Image Brewing
New Planet Brewery
Nighthawk Brewery
Odd13 Brewing
Odyssey Beerwerks
Platt Park Brewing
Prost Brewing Co.
Redstone Meadery
The Brew on Broadway
Trinity Brewing Co.
Shoes and Brews
Wynkoop Brewing Company

To miss out would be highly illogical. And if our degrees Plato calculations are correct – tickets to Day of Dorks are going to go fast. Get yours today and until then 🖖🏽.

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Wynkoop Brewing is located at: 1634 18th St, Denver, CO.

THE TIME HAS FINALLY COME! 
Please join us Saturday, March 4th from Noon-10pm for the Grand Opening of our new location!! 

Rocky Mountain BBQ, Patty’s Gourmet Hamburgers and All Things Pita will be helping us celebrate all day! 

Bring you friends and families and come see what we have been working on! 

We are so excited to see all of you there and thank you for your continued support of us! We can’t wait to see all of us grow together!!
Let’s get aggressive JAKs family!

JAKs Brewing Company is located at: 11860 Stapleton Dr, Falcon, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse and Verboten Brewing are thrilled to announce the return of Real Ale Real Love Firkin Festival on March 4th. RARL will be a small intimate event (only 250 tickets available) held in The Garden Room at 697 N. Denver Ave, just behind the Grimm Brother’s taproom. This unique festival will showcase one-of-a-kind-beers by some of the best local breweries Northern Colorado has to offer. The small amount of beer used to make the firkins allows the brewers to push the envelope and try new experimental flavor combinations that wouldn’t be cost-effective on a larger scale.

We designed RARL with the guest’s interest in mind. We wanted to give people the unique opportunity to interact with the brewers that made and designed the beers they’re drinking. People at the festival will have the opportunity to chat with the brewers about the beers they made and the flavor profiles they were hoping would come out in the firkins. People’s choice will determine the winner of The Best of Show, and that winner will be the proud owner of the RARL trophy for an entire year. Look for promo events in Loveland and Fort Collins throughout February for chances to win tickets, they can also be purchased at either Verboten or Grimm Brothers, or online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2737491

The Garden Room is located at: 697 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.

By: Mark Robinson

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