Weekend Beer Buzz 04/20/2017

comrade 3rd

Happy Birthday to our friends at Comrade and Copper Kettle. We’re looking forward to stopping by to raise a beer with you guys this weekend.

We hope you all get out for 420 Day, Record Store Day, Rockies games and other fun happenings. Don’t let a little rain scare you off. Here’s the rundown.

 

All Weekend

3 Insane days of beer to celebrate our 6th anniversary!!!!

 Friday April 21 is our Annual Staff Brew Showdown. Each of our barstaff will be pairing up to brew with one of our talented brew crew to create special beers for this competition. We let you decide who’s brewing reigns supreme, and the winners beer will be featured on a full sized batch!

Here’s what you can look forward to:
 Matt & Corey – Rye Schwarzbier Black Lager
 Rocky & Jeremy – Prickly Pear Gose
 Molly & Phil – Passionfruit Berlinerweisse
 John & Shannon – Cilantro Lime Kolsch

 We’ll also have live music from The Dollhouse Thieves, and delicious food from Pavy’s Food Truck and Tony Gaucamole.


Pucker up for day 2 of our anniversary
Live music, swag, prizes, fun, delicious food, and craft beer all day!
Sour Barrel Saturday will feature 5 one of a kind sour ales for you to enjoy.

 Dark Spiced Sour aged on Malbec and Oak
Chocolate Pomegranate Sour Ale
 Golden Oaked Sour Ale
Apricot Golden Sour Ale
Raspberry Golden Sour AleLive music from the Acoustic Mining Company
 Food from Skadi’s and The Wing Wagon Grill with dessert from Pink Zebra CupcakesDay 3 falls on a Sunday so we’ll need you to bring out your brunch shirts!

We’ll be releasing a very special version of our famous Snowed In Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged on Maple Syrup. Cholaca will be working with our food truck to bring you a delicious brunch menu of chocolate eats to pair with this amazing ale.

We will be opening early to release our Maple Snowed in and Maple Chocolate Snowed in. Kush’s Mile High Munchies will be here first thing in the morning serving a delicious Brunch menu a la carte!

COPPER KETTLE BRUNCH MENU 4.23.2017

FRUIT & YOGURT w/ granola & beer infused honey drizzle
 SAUSAGE BISCUIT w/ beer mustard & a fried egg
 BREAKFAST BURRITO w/ ham, hashpie potatoes, scrambled eggs, beer cheese sauce, & sauteed onions
FRENCH TOAST w/ cinnamon sugar, chocolate beer syrup
 STUFFED FRENCH TOAST w/ mascarpone, jam & bacon filling + “syrup flight”
 HASHPIES (hashbrowns)
CHOCOLATE COVERED FRUIT
CHOCOLATE BANANA PUDDING

Grassroots Grill will be serving up lunch until close.

Snowed In will be draft only, make sure to get it while you can!

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

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Our new program features street style tacos infused with local ingredients and New Image beers. We will be drawing falavor inspiration from classic local cuisine as well as cuisine from around the world.

 To celebrate the official launch, we are also hosting a Taprrom Takeover with one of our favorite breweries from the east coast, Wicked Weed Brewing! We will have 5 beers on draft including several from the rare canvas series!

Come celebrate with us and happy 420!

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

Join us on 4/20 for three small batch creations:

Lapsang Souchong Copper (American Copper with a smoked black tea)

Smoked Salted Chocolate Porter (smoked cacao nibs and sea salt)

Edit: King Danquet didn’t work out, so we’re pouring Danquet Beer instead (Colorado Cream Ale with a massive dose of Amarillo, Mosaic, and Simcoe dry hops)

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

  • Nazareth Release, TRVE Brewing, Denver, CO, 4:20 PM

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

Happiness does grow on trees & we’re teaming up with Melvin Brewing to celebrate 4/20 in a blazing fashion.

 We’ll be featuring a movie screening of some of our favorite hempy classics: “Reefer Madness” & “Up in Smoke” & tapping some deliciously dank suds to pair alongside.

7West Mobile Pizza Unit will be on site serving up their munchtastic Pizza & Italian fare.

Featured Beers:

 Melvin Asterisk *** IIPA
 Melvin Citradamus IIPA
Melvin Hey Zeus Mexican Lager
 Melvin Lambda Lambda Lambda IIPA

Plus Can Specials on: IPA & Hubert
3 for $12
5 for $15

Romero’s is located at: 985 S Public Rd, Lafayette, CO.

Friday, April 21st, 2017

casey 4.20.17

Tickets and details HERE.

  • Tandem Jetpack Release, Cerebral Brewing, Denver, CO, Noon

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

Elsie Mae-B is back this coming Friday! This little lady was a part of our outrageously tasty collaboration with Goose Island, she’s our saison with brettanomyces and local Colorado honey aged in wine barrels and a total beaut. The always delightful and entertaining Cousin Curtis is back too! See ya in the tap room 🍻

Beryl’s Beer is located at: 3120 Blake St, Denver, CO.

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

comrade 3rd

Comrade is turning 3- and we’d love it if you would be there!

We’ll be celebrating with beer. Lots of beer. Specifically, 20 beers on tap. To name a few:
 Wheated Bourbon Whiskey BA Quit Stalin
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey BA Quit Stalin
Grapefruit Superpower
2016 Quit Stalin
2016 Kentucky Barrel Aged Quit Stalin

And tapping @ 5pm: BA Vanilla Coffee Quit Stalin

Our limited edition glassware for the anniversary party is a Rastal Craft Master Two, which has spiral nucleation– giving your beer constant bubbling! These will be available in the taproom in limited quantities.

The taproom on 4/22/2017 is for humans only. Please leave your furry friends at home.

Comrade Brewing is located at: 7667 E Iliff Ave, Ste F, Denver, CO.

  • DDH nOOb Tapping, Odd13 Brewing, Lafayette, CO

Taproom only release this Sat! We are releasing DDH n00b. Hopped with Mosaic & El Dorado, double dry hopped with Citra. In this experimental batch, we decided to work with a different yeast as well. Come hang out and let us know what you think! Draft only, growlers ok.

Odd13 Brewing is located at: 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO.

ROCKET SLED
 The first beer fermented with 100% coolship-caught microbes and then dry hopped with Mosaic and Simcoe Cryo Hops. Cryo Hops™ is concentrate lupulin powder that doubles the resin content, creating a super “juicy” hop character. The base beer is 100% wheat, made using only coolship-caught microbes. It is low alcohol and lightly tart, which is refreshing and full of complexity. ROCKET SLED showcases Mosaic and Simcoe, with an exquisite hop-forward aroma. The use of Cryo Hops allows us to create a super dry hopped sour, without any leafy hop flavor, creating a really unique combination.  “Cryo Hops™ represents the most innovative technology in hop processing. It uses a proprietary cryogenic separation process which preserves all components of each hop fraction, producing two simultaneous co-products, LupuLN2™ and Debittered Leaf.LupuLN2 is the concentrated lupulin of whole-leaf hops containing resins and aromatic oils. It is designed to provide intense hop flavor and aroma, enabling brewers to dose large quantities of hops without introducing astringent flavors or vegetative cone material. During early R&D trials, brewers specifically cited ‘juicy’ and ‘resinous’ characteristics. LupuLN2 offers twice the resin content of traditional whole-leaf and hop pellet products, and should be dosed at approximately half the amount by weight.”
 -YCHHOPSREHEAT
 Each of our wine-hybrid beers start with wine grapes from locally-sourced, family-owned vineyards in Palisade, CO. Once the grapes have been destemmed and crushed, we allow the juice to rest for a few days – developing rich color and depth of flavor – before finally transferring the juice to neutral oak barrels along with our base Golden Sour. The beer then goes through a secondary fermentation while resting on the grapes, and after a few weeks is ready to bottle.

After emptying the barrels, REHEAT is added to referment and age on the remnants of our SUPERCRUISE series. Instead of rinsing and steaming the barrels like we normally do, we add fresh coolshipped wort on top of the 2-5 gal of SUPERCRUISE “dregs” in the belly of the barrel and allow the beer to referment. Subtle, mild grape flavor comes through and a really interesting fermentation profile owing to the active wild yeast that are still present and hungry from the SUPERCRUISE refermentation.
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ROCKET SLED
 750mL bottle, cork and cage – $22/bottle

REHEAT
 750mL bottle, cork and cage – $26/

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

Join Habitat Denver and 20 of our community’s finest craft breweries for a festival of fun and support the House that Beer Built 2017! The event will take place at our RiNo private event space and all ticket sales will directly benefit the initiative. With a ticket you will receive unlimited beer tastings and a keepsake taster glass.

There will be two sessions: 12pm-4pm & 5pm-9pm

Advance purchase tickets starting at $35
VIP Happy Hour tickets at $45
At the door, general admission tickets $45
Buy Tickets: www.habitatbeerbuild.org 

The Great Divide Barrel Bar is located at: 3403 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO.

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Join us on Sunday, April 23rd, for a special brewery only release of N. 44 in our Barrel-Aged Series, named Islay. This complex and smokey stout, clocking in at 10%ABV, was aged in Scotch barrels hailing from the island of Islay in Scotland.

Peaty and polarizing. Delicious and divisive. What else would you
expect when we got our hands on rare Islay Scotch barrels?

Starting promptly at 1:00pm, Islay will be available for purchase ($12 per bottle).

11:00am – Islay will be on tap for all to try! Line forms for bottle sales.
 1:00pm – Islay bottle sales + cellared Barrel-Aged past cult favorites on sale

 Please note: cellared Barrel-Aged favorites from the past are in extremely limited supply and prices range based on age.

Cellared Beers Available for Purchase (3 bottle limit):
Old Perseverance
Vallum
 Einzigartig
 III Dolia
 Scarlata Cucumis
Twenty-Three
2014 Pump{ky}n
 2015 Samael’s
2014 Mephistopheles
2010 Kaiser
2013 Kaiser
2010 Czar

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

By: Mark Robinson

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