Weekend Beer Buzz 03/09/2017

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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 9th, 2017

Sit’N Rock Ale
ABV: 5.9% IBU: 28 $6

A lightly hopped American pale ale brewed with wheat. Smooth, easy drinking, with light flavors of biscuit and a delicate citrus aroma.

Portly Porter
 ABV: 5.6% IBU: 12 $6

An English-style dark ale that smoothly delivers flavors of chocolate brownies and coffee. Restrained bitterness along with a velvety mouthfeel make this dry porter an ideal choice for the inner pub dweller.

Zuni Street IPA
 ABV: 6.7% IBU: 40 $7

A bright, unfiltered, hoppy offering, packed with flavors of citrus and tropical fruit. Full bodied and smooth, this beer is low on bitterness and drinkable to no end.

Eva’s Golden Ale
 ABV: 5.5% IBU: 18 $5

A unique, refreshing ale suited for any season. Generous hopping with Brewer’s Gold lends a bright flavor of lemon zest, backed by balancing notes of light, bready malt.

Midnight What?!
 ABV: 6.3% IBU: 18 $7

A dark Belgian abbey ale brewed with wheat. Notes of delicious chai tea spice result from the interplay of clove-like aromatics from the yeast, and a mound of freshly grated ginger steeped in the beer.

Way West Wit
 ABV: 6.2% IBU: 13 $6

Inspired by Belgian wit biers, this ale was brewed with a heap of wheat along with coriander and orange peel. Full bodied and refreshing, packed with delicious flavors from the Belgian yeast, this ale is sure to please.

Zuni Street Brewing is located at: 2355 W 29th Ave, Denver, CO.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since we opened our doors in Arvada. We’ve seen such an amazing response from this community and we’re growing faster than we could have ever imagined.

In order to celebrate everything that has happened in the past year as well as everything that is to come, we’ve decided to host events all week leading up to the official anniversary party on Saturday, March 11th. Here’s how it’s gonna go down:

3/6 – Merch Monday : First opportunity to get New Image swag including new tee shirt and hat designs.
3/7 – Industry Night : First beer is on us for brewery, bar, restaurant and liquor store employees.
3/8 – Kline’s Barrel: Special tapping of the last remaining keg from our collaboration stout aged in WL Weller barrels.
3/9 – The Return of the WOOD : Special tapping of 7 month vintage and first tapping of the 18 month.
 3/10 – Crowler Launch : official launch of our new crowler program, buy one get one crowlers.
3/11 – Official Anniversary Party : anniversary beer release, can release, patio party, emotional rollercoaster and more!

So there’s a lot to be excited about, we hope to see everyone who’s made this dream possible for us and to show all of you a great time.


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New Image Brewing is located at: 5622 Yukon St, Arvada, CO.

Thirst Colorado and Dry Dock Brewing Co. are teaming up for a dual celebration: We will host an exclusive sneak peak of Dry Dock IPA (officially available March 23) and we’ll celebrate the release of Thirst Colorado Magazine’s March-April issue. Join us at 6:30 p.m. March 9, at the South Dock, for swag, music and more. Have a draft beer on us!

Dry Dock IPA is brewed and dry-hopped with Mosaic, Ekuanot and other exotic varieties. This IPA imparts hints of juicy mango, peach, pear and citrus aroma, with a silky oat finish.

The March-April issue of Thirst Colorado takes a spirited look at the Colorado distilling scene. Barrel-aging, speakeasies and the Grand Traverse are just a few of the topics you will discover in the new issue.

Giveaways include:
 -Tickets to the Bacon and Beer Classic
 -Thirst & Dry Dock Swag
 -Bligh’s Barleywine bombers
-& More!

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

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Beers. Kung Fu. Wu Tang. Food Trucks.

We are SUPER STOKED to be hosting Melvin Brewing and their delicious brews on March 10. In addition to 5 beers on tap, we will have some beer cocktails and boiler makers as well. Food trucks will be outside to keep you full, and kung fu will be playing on the projector screen to keep you entertained.

Come party.

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The White Whale Room is located at: 415 S Cherokee St, Denver, CO.

Join us for the tap release of our new, Session IPA!

This pale ale is mildly hoppy with a crisp finish perfect for long, sunny days. Not bitter and dry like traditional IPAs.

Flex-Able Foods will be here all evening serving healthy and delicious food! Cheers!

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

Join us for the release of Mango Stardust, our newest Berliner Weisse with 168# of added mango purée and then dry hopped with Denali and Vic Secret! Notes of underripe mango and orange Fanta followed by a tart dry finish.

6.2 % ABV

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

Burgerchief will be parked outside starting at 4pm serving up delicious flat top burgers and fries!

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

  • Restarter Bottle Release, TRVE Brewing, Denver, CO

In late summer and early fall, our brewing team kill themselves to prepare for the fruit harvest. Driving hours to the Western Slope to get thousands of pounds of fruit at its absolute peak, and then working long, tiring days to process this fruit and get it into beer as quickly as possible. These beers always seem to be ready when the days start getting longer and the flora come out of hiding. Restarter celebrates this cycle with peaches, cherries, and apricots from this year’s harvest. Bottles will be available at the taproom this Friday.

TRVE Brewing is located at: 227 Broadway #101, Denver, CO.

‘Deep Roots’ Bière de Garde is our newest beer release! Inspired by the novel, “The Life of Elves” by acclaimed French author, Muriel Barberry.

Beer tasting notes: A light, earthy nose followed by flavors of almonds and roses. Initial taste gives way to a malty caramel sweetness that complements the nutty and floral character. Subtle earthy hop character and finish. A thick and rich mouthfeel that finishes dry and crisp.

*Also look for IPA Experiment No. 1, a New England inspired Juicy IPA with over 4 lbs of hops / barrel.

Fiction Beer Company is located at: 7101 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO.

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

If you’ve ever been to one of Harry’s Saint Patrick’s Day parties over the years, you know it’s gonna be good. If you haven’t, you’ve been missing out. Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish music, craft beer car bombs, and of course whiskey! Join us, after the parade! We will be going until 2am.

Black Sky Brewery is located at: 490 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO.

Back for its fifth year, Hops + Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam, returns March 11th to Longmont, Colorado. The hybrid winter event will feature a 65+ brewery craft beer fest alongside a 40′ high snowboard ramp & rail jam competition, world-class rock and blues lineup featuring Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Grant Farm, a kid’s riglet park, and more! All proceeds go to SOS Outreach, CHILL Foundation, and the Left Hand Brewing Foundation.

FULL DETAILS: http://lefthandbrewing.com/hops-handrails/

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Roosevelt Park is located at: 700 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO.

Avoid the downtown nonsense and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Fiction Beer!

Two Special, VERY LIMITED, tappings:
Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout
Irish Whiskey Imperial Stout

Irish Music all day!

Live Music at 8pm
Celtic Bluegrass from Burn it Blue

Fiction Beer Company is located at: 7101 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO.

On Saturday March 11th at 3pm The Crafty Fox will be hosting our 1st Anniversary Party! We will be doing a ticketed event upstairs from 3pm-8pm, which will include live bluegrass/Americana music from Blow The Vault, the exclusive tappings of Ursula Brewery’s Jefferson’s Reserve Barrel Aged Imperial Crustless (peanut butter and jelly porter), and a Ursula/Wiley Roots/Crafty Fox collaboration Vanilla Wafer Coffee Blonde Ale, unlimited special “grown up kids” menu, giveaways, games, and much much more! An upstairs private event ticket is $35 ea and we will be offering 100 tickets for purchase to the upstairs private event.

Downstairs will be another fun party environment as we will be tapping a variety of fun rare beers that either we have been cellaring or have been offered to us just for the party. The downstairs festivities will begin at 11am and run through close at 11pm. We will be offering fun food and beverage specials along with an assortment of games and giveaways downstairs!

Beers we will be tapping:
*Ursula Barrel Aged Imperial Crustless (w/ upstairs ticket $35)
 *Ursula/Wiley Roots/Crafty Fox Collab Vanilla Wafer Coffee Blonde Ale (w/ upstairs ticket $35)
 *Alesmith Decadence 2016 (offered downstairs)
 *Alesmith Mokasida Speedway Stout (offered downstairs)
*Avery Uncle Jacobs 2016 (offered downstairs)
*Bell’s Expedition Imperial Stout (offered downstairs)
*Deschutes The Abyss 2015 (offered downstairs)
*Firestone Walker XX Anniversary Ale (offered downstairs)
*Fremont Coffee Spice Wars (offered downstairs)
*Fremont Barrel Aged Dark Star (offered downstairs)
 *Oskar Blues Barrel aged Ten Fidy (offered downstairs)
*Wicked Weed Dark Age (offered downstairs)
*Horse and Dragon Fire Captain Irish Red Ale (offered downstairs)
*Much much more….

Food we will be offering upstairs (ticket only $35):
Rosenberg’s Bagels Bagel Bites
House made Nut Butters & Jams PB&J to Order
Mac and cheese bar
House made tater tots
Red bird chicken tenders
Whimsical desserts based on cereal

Upstairs private event ticket $35 includes:
 *1 10oz Ursula BA Imperial Crustless
 *1 16oz ursula/wiley roots/crafty fox collab vanilla wafer coffee blonde ale
*unlimited food from the “grown up kids menu”
 *access to the live music from Blow the Vault starting at 4p
*15% off all beers for the day
*Automatic entrance into the crafty fox prize package

The Crafty Fox is located at: 3901 Fox St, Denver, CO.

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Beer, live music from Modern Whiskey Market, donuts from Glazed and Confuzed Doughnuts, and barbecue from Turn-In BBQ! Free admission.

Station 26 is located at: 7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO.

By: Mark Robinson

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