Weekend Beer Buzz 03/16/17

weldwerks anniversary

Happy Colorado Craft Beer Week! We’ve shared a few of the events we’re excited about this week, but there’s a ton of tappings and releases on the schedule. Check the Official Colorado Craft Beer Week Website for more info.

The week will wrap up at the 4th Annual Collaboration Fest on Saturday, March 25th. This one’s not to be missed. Get your tickets HERE if you haven’t already.

Friday, March 17th, 2017

We are celebrating our 2nd Anniversary Friday, March 17th through Sunday, March 19th. Join us all weekend long for new beer releases, live music, food trucks, and more.

We have a few details to announce. Here’s the schedule for the weekend so far:
~Friday, March 17: Open 11 am to 11 pm, brewery tours at 11 am and 3 pm, Curbed Hunger food truck on site all day, live music from Antonio Lopez 6-9 pm
~Saturday, March 18: Open 11 am to 11 pm, brewery tours at 11 am and 3 pm, The Tramp About food truck on site all day, live music from Rusty 44 2-5 pm, live music from T&J 8-10 pm
~Sunday, March 19: Open 11 am to 8 pm, brewery tours at 11 am and 3 pm, Curbed Hunger food truck on site all day, live music from Guillermo “Gii” Astorga Music 2-5 pm

Additionally, we’ll be releasing over 10 beers throughout the weekend, including the very first release of Medianoche 2017, a 14+% ABV Imperial Stout aged in Breckenridge Distillery bourbon barrels for 10 months. This particular batch is a single barrel version of Medianoche, something we have never done before. In our humble opinion, this batch of Medianoche is the best barrel-aged stout we have made to date! Here’s the list of beers we will be releasing over the weekend, which we will continue to update:

~Double Blackberry Gose: Draft and crowlers available now
 ~Bitsbox (Collab with Great Notion Brewing): Draft and crowlers available now
 ~S’mores Achromatic: Draft and crowlers available Friday
 ~Galaxy DDH Juicy Bits: Draft and crowlers available Friday
 ~Alpha Bits 4 (Collab with YCH Hops using Ekuanot hop pellets and lupulin powder): Draft and crowlers available Friday
 ~Fruity Bits Piña Colada: Draft available Friday, crowlers available Saturday
 ~Tropical Hefe (Hefeweizen brewed with pineapple, papaya and guava): Draft and limited number of crowlers available Friday
 ~Single Barrel Medianoche: Draft only, available starting Friday
~Apricot Goserita: Draft only, available starting Friday
 ~Amore Achromatic: Draft and limited number of crowlers available Friday
 ~Nutella Achromatic: Draft and limited number of crowlers available Saturday
 ~Mocha Achromatic: Draft and limited number of crowlers available Saturday
 ~Mexican Achromatic: Draft and limited number of crowlers available Sunday
~Barrel Aged Mexican Achromatic: Draft only, available Sunday

More details to follow, but go ahead and mark your calendars!

weldwerks anniversary

WeldWerks Brewing is located at: 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO.

Fri. March 17th, doors open at 2PM
– Sha-WING Food Truck will also be celebrating their ShaWING’s 1 Year Anniversary Partyand hosting a chicken wing eating contest at 7PM
– Beer releases
– Barrel Aged Tears of Our Enemies
– Green Colfax Cream Ale
– Nitro Dry Irish Stout
– Giveaways
– First 40 people to purchase a beer get a Belgian beer glass
– Merch raffles every two hours

Sat. March 18th, doors open at 12PM
– Mile High Cajun Food Truck will serving two different buffets paired with out special beer releases 
– Concussion Protocol Belgian Quad paired with a cajun buffet
– Peach Saison paired with a Colorado inspired buffet
– First 40 people to purchase a beer get a Belgian beer glass
– There will also be multiple raffles and merch giveaways throughout the day.
– It will also be the initiation of our Loyalty Club

WestFax Brewing is located at: 6733 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO.

Join us for the release of Blurpleberry, our collaborative IPA brewed with our friends at Great Notion Brewing in Portland, OR. One of the things we love most about these guys is their committment to innovation and creativity. In this spirit we created what we can safely say is our most ambitious IPA to date. Brewed with wheat and oats, then conditioned on lactose, vanilla beans and Oregon grown boysenberries.

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.

Join us for the tap release of Nitro Help Me Out Stout, just in time for St. Patty’s Day!

Help Me Out Stout is a creamy, dark ale with roasted character served on nitro for a smooth body.

California Wrap Runner food truck will be here all evening serving delicious food! Cheers!

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

Celebrate a limited draft and bottle release of the 4th installment in our Funk & Sour Series: Maurea.
Four different barrels, three different fruits, and at least eight different strains of brettanomyces have come together to make this delicious gem a reality. Teasing out memories of strawberry rhubarb jello, early season blueberries, bright floral notes of hibiscus and rose hips with a balanced, approachable acidity, Maurea is as delicate as it is complex.
6.1% ABV, 4 IBU

dry dock funk

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

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Come help us kick off Colorado Beer Week by joining us for the annual release of Work From Home, our Breakfast Porter brewed with Vermont maple syrup and cold-brewed Columbian coffee roasted by Middle State and prepared by our neighbors at the Lula Rose General Store. We will also be releasing Barrel Aged Work From Home in bottles and a limited amount on draft. This beer has been slumbering in Woodford Reserve barrels for the past 12 months.

We’re celebrating with a beer breakfast including waffles and bacon provided by Waffle Brothers! We’ll have cartoons on the big screen and highly encourage wearing your favorite pajamas. There might possibly be a best dressed prize!

Tickets are $40 and include a screen-printed glass mug, a 10oz pour of Work From Home, a 4oz taster of Barrel Aged Work From Home, a waffle and a side of bacon. Additional pours of Work From Home will be available for $5.

Crowlers of Work From Home will be available for $20 each, limit 3 per person. Bottles of Barrel Aged Work From Home will be available for $14 each, limit 4 per person. Those that attend the breakfast will have first right of refusal on their bottle allotment before we open them up to the public.

Space is limited and tickets are expected to sell out quickly!

Please note that the “Waffle Only” ticket is for designated drivers and/or kids. You will not be able to purchase any beer until normal business hours with this ticket.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/work-from-home-beer-breakfast-tickets-32440016964

cerebral work from home

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

  • The Lost Abbey Hangover Beer Brunch, Backcountry Pizza and Tap House, Boulder, CO, 11 AM – 2 PM

On March 18th, the day after St. Patrick’s Day, Backcountry will be hosting a St. Patty’s Day Hangover Brunch with The Lost Abbey at 11am.  
Beer lovers will enjoy a vertical of The Lost Abbey Angel’s Share that dates back to 2012 and a palate cleanser. There will be 5 – 7 dishes to pair. (Details on food will come soon!)
Our capacity for this event is 100 people and it will be first come first serve!
It will cost $60 per person (without tax and tip).
You can secure your spot several ways…
1. Come to Backcountry and pay before the event with cash or card
2. Call 3034494285
3. Email backcountryinfo@gmail.com
4. Send a personal message via Facebook to Backcountry’s Page
If you choose option 2-4, you will need to secure your spot by leaving a credit card. You can then pay upon arrival, via phone, or any other time you visit Backcountry.
IF YOU CHOOSE TO CANCEL, YOU NEED TO DO SO BY 3/16 BY 10PM! There will be no refunds if you do not cancel by this time.
Don’t forget, make sure you tip the staff when you pay originally or during the event!

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

JUMPSEAT | Citra, Mosaic, Equinox
 750mL bottle, cork and cage – $24/bottle
Limit 2 bottles per person 
EJECTOR | Citra, Mosaic, Equinox, and Lemon Drop
 750mL bottle, cork and cage – $26/bottle
Limit 2 bottles per person
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JUMPSEAT
 Begins with our base Golden Sour aged for 8-12 months in stainless. Once the base beer is finished, we pull a small amount out of our ever-changing solera and transport the beer to another tank along with a variety of hops. The beer sits on the hops for 3-4 days, extracting only the bright and citrusy character from the hops. While the combination of hops shifts from batch to batch, we typically select hops that will play well with our wild-yeast derived peach and apricot character, creating a beer that is just the right balance of hoppy and sour – perfectly crushable. Hop character will change or diminish over time, therefore we don’t recommend cellaring and instead suggest you drink this one fresh.
EJECTOR
Begins as JUMPSEAT, our single dry-hopped sour. Once the base beer is finished, we pull a small amount out of our ever-changing solera and transport the beer to another tank along with a variety of hops. The beer sits on the hops for 3-4 days, extracting only the bright and citrusy character from the hops. After roughly half of the beer is bottled to make JUMPSEAT, there is a second dry-hop addition and the remaining beer rests for an additional 3-4 days, creating more grassy, earthy flavors.We like to think of EJECTOR as JUMPSEAT’S Big Brother: intense hop character matched with puckering acidity. Hop character will change or diminish over time, therefore we don’t recommend cellaring and instead suggest you drink this one fresh.

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

Join Ratio Beerworks in celebrating the return of Stay Gold, our Spring Märzen.

Stay Gold is Ratio’s take on the classic Bavarian Märzen exhibiting biscuit-y malt-forward notes and an extremely refreshing quenchable finish. This Spring Lager is brewed with a blend of Pilsner, Munich and Vienna malts adding a rich toasty backbone. 
Fermented with a German lager strain for a crisp and clean finish, while showcasing German Hallertauer Mittelfrüh hops to add a balanced hint of bitterness, Stay Gold is flavor-forward and built for easy drinking. 

Join Ratio in celebrating the arrival of spring with the release of Stay Gold and Matt’s Snack Shack will be on hand with some German Brats and Pretzels to celebrate the occasion.

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

  • Tart Saison Bottle Release and Tapping, Baere Brewing, Denver, CO

Baere’s releasing 750mL bottles as well as tapping their new Tart Saison on Saturday. Here’s the scoop for Colorado Craft Beer Week.

baere brewing ccbw

Baere Brewing is located at: 320 Broadway Suite E, Denver, CO.

  • Antiquarian No.1 American Sour with Cherry, Fiction Beer, Denver, CO, 1 PM

Kicking off Colorado Craft Beer Week with the Colorado Brewers Guild we are releasing our first sour beer!

Nearly three years in the making, this is the first of many sour beer releases to come. All of our antiquarian releases are small batch, blended sours, using a variety of fruit, hops, and other ingredients. We first filled our barrels about a month before we opened our doors, putting this beer at about three years old. We have been testing and experimenting on these blends for the last year and have finally sent forth our first release.

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

Three years ago a drunken group of brewers had a wild idea to start a Rye Festival. It turned out to be so much fun we are doing it again celebrating the Third Annual Rye Fest 2017. With 11 breweries bringing all rye inspired beers, we want all rye enthusiasts to join us and if the weather is nice we will open the garage doors and patio.

This is a Fundraiser for Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation.

Breweries include; Black Sky Brewery, The Brew on Broadway ( The BoB ), Strange Craft Beer Company, Chain Reaction Brewing Company, CAUTION: Brewing Co., FERMÆNTRA, Brewery Rickoli Ltd., Boggy Draw Brewery, Dead Hippie Brewing, Halfpenny Brewing Company, and Barnett & Son Brewing Co

Food Truck by El Toro

Music by The Denver Celtic’s and The Rye Pushers

Rye Lovers Unite!

The Brew on Broadway is located at: 3445 S Broadway, Englewood, CO.

To kick off Colorado Craft Beer Week, We’ll be tapping into a bunch of Sour Beers Saturday March 18th at 2pm. Everything from lightly tart to full-on puckering. Freshly released to vintage. Come on down & get your pucker on!

Falling Rock Tap House is located at: 1919 Blake St, Denver, CO.

Join Black Shirt Brewing Co. as we celebrate Colorado Craft Beer Week. There will be a variety of events scheduled in our taproom and around the city. Please check back as we will update with details as they come. 

Sat. March 18th – Drink RiNo & eTuk Denver Brewery Crawl. We are one of the stops along the route. Bring in a receipt from another participating brewery in the area for a discount. See more information here: 

Sun. March 19th – Meet the Brewer. We will be hosting tours of the brewery at 2pm & 4pm with an opportunity to chat with our brew staff. 

Monday March 20th: TBD

Tuesday March 21st: Food & Beer pairing – We are hosting Culture Meat & Cheese to pair our delicious beers with speciality charcuterie and cheeses. Price and availability: TBD.

Wednesday March 22nd: Pie-nt Night: It is our monthly pie and beer pairing session with The Long I Pie. We offer 4 delicious mini pies and pair them with 4 (5oz.) beers for $20. No tickets necessary. Come in for a new experience!

Thursday March 23rd: Thirsty Thursday: $7 gets you a mix-and-match flight of 4. Like IPAs? We have multiple or try something new that you’ve never heard of. Get in the spirit of craft beer!

Friday March 24th: Special Release: In the spirit of Collaboration Fest, we paired with Great Divide Brewing Co, Bierstadt Lagerhaus, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, Epic Brewing Co – Denver, Ratio Beerworks, Beryl’s Beer Co, Zephyr Brewing Co, Our Mutual Friend Brewery & Mockery Brewery for a RiNo Arts District collaboration beer. We will tapping one keg of this beer on Friday, come get it before we pour it at Collaboration Fest.

Saturday March 25th: We will be pouring at Collaboration Fest, pouring the RiNo Arts District collaboration beer.

Stay tuned for further details!

Black Shirt Brewing is located at: 3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO.

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Hang out with our barrel overlord as he talks about our barrel aging process, and hooks you up with some Big Bad Baptist samples right out of the barrel!! He will discuss the different barrel aging processes, Epic Brewing’s ever expanding barrel program, and host a Q&A!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/get-smart-big-bad-baptist-barrel-tasting-tickets-32698476022?aff=efbeventtix

Epic Brewing is located at: 3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO.

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

The second of three collaboration beer releases this month! We teamed up with the Colorado Brewers Guild and EatDenver to brew a culinary inspired white IPA.

Brewed with Colorado grown and malted barley from Root Shoot Malting and Colorado grown and malted white wheat from Troubadour Maltings plus whole pureed Mandarin oranges, freshly ground coriander, and fennel seeds.

Triple dry hopped with Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy, Lemondrop, Mandarina Bavaria, and Summer hops!

7.2% ABV, 68 IBUs, and crafted to remove gluten!

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

By: Mark Robinson

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