Weekend Beer Buzz 05/04/2017

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There’s a fun lineup of beer happenings on the horizon.

Here’s the scoop.


All Weekend

oskar blues anniversary

Here’s a rundown of everything there is for the enjoyment of your eyes and ears: 

Friday, May 5th
• 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Classic southern crawfish boil + kegger complete with Oskar Blues solo cups. $20 for food or $30 for food and music Friday night only! Online ticket sales do not apply for food****
• 8:30 p.m. Lil Smokies featuring opening band Spring Fever with Sally Van Meter; tickets are $15 in advance, $18 day of show
• $30 gets you access to the crawfish boil and the tunes 

Saturday, May 6th
• Food from CHUBurger, Cyclhops, Oskar Blues Grill (yup – burgers, fajitas, a pig roast and oysters) 
• Hotbox Roasters is making an attempt to set a world record with a 20 year anniversary cake featuring more than 2,000 donuts
• Outside Stage, no cover: Interstate Stash Express at 5:30 pm & Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams at 7pm
• Inside Stage: 8:30 p.m. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, featuring opening band Gasoline Lollipops; tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show

Sunday, May 7th
• Pancake breakfast with Hotbox Roasters coffee to benefit CAN’d Aid Foundation with suggested $5 donation
• 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Danny Shafer
• 3:00 p.m. Free Blues and Legacy Music Day including stars of the Colorado blues scene 

Along with classic Oskar Blues beers, a specialty beer, 2xTwenty, will be available to imbibe for the anniversary weekend. 2xTwenty, a small batch Nitro Red Ale brewed in Lyons, features Pilsner malt and an experimental malt called Steamed C40 developed by maltsters Malteurop and Craft Masters. It finishes with a silky smooth mouthfeel and has a pinch of Eldorado Hops that provide a deep maltiness with fruity flavors and packs in 7.1% ABV.
The weekend will conclude on Sunday with some “Best of OB” highlights from artists who’ve played over the years and helped put Grill & Brew on the musical map. Expect some classics like Erica Brown, Lionel Young, Johnny O and a handful of surprise appearances that dubbed Oskar Blues “the hottest place to be on a Saturday night in Colorado” by Rolling Stone
The 20th anniversary party in Lyons the first weekend in May will celebrate the Oskar Blues community. Bands new to Oskar Blues Grill & Brew and bands who have graced its stage for years will make appearances over the weekend and attendees won’t have to choose between an oyster bar, crawfish boil, pig roast or taco…they can have it all. 

Oskar Blues is located at: 303 Main St, Lyons, CO.

We’re turning 5 years YOUNG!

We will be celebrating all weekend… here’s the current lineup of events:

– Deputy Membership Registration Opens: https://citystarbrewing.com/deputy-membership/
– Food Truck: Mile High Lobster Shack 5-8pm
– Live Music: Bonnie & Taylor Sims of Bonnie and the Clydes 7-9:30pm
– Zoller Reserve Barrel Tasting–SOLD OUT!
– Happy Hour ALL DAY!

FRIDAY, 5/5:
– Chili the Kid Beer Release 2pm
– Food Truck: Yolk’n Around 5-8pm
– Live Music: Steepland String Band 7-9:30pm

– Troubadour Bottle Release 12pm
– Poppin’ Bottles ALL DAY
– Food Truck: Trattoria Oreganata 3-9pm
– Cupcakes & Toast 6pm
– Live Music: Wood Belly Bluegrass Band 7-9:30pm

SUNDAY, 5/7:
– Orange & Summer Hops IPA Firkin Tapping 1pm
– Food Truck: Curbed Hunger 2-7pm
– Challenge of Nonsense to Benefit JOSH 2-4pm
– Live Music: Daniella Katzir Music Trio 3-6pm

PLUS giveaways, prizes and more fun throughout the weekend!

City Star Brewing is located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Please join us to celebrate the release of our official Spring seasonal beer, Mai the Fourth, a Mai Bock lager. We fired up the big system this year, and we are also proud to say we used a lager yeast for the very first time!  

In addition to the beer, we will have our new Mai the Fourth tees, and of course we will be screening our favorite space opera all evening. All Star Wars geekery is highly encouraged, in fact, wear your favorite Star Wars tee/outfit and get 10% off! May the beers be with you…always.

Wit’s End is located at: 2505 W 2nd Ave #13, Denver, CO.

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Treat yourself to a beer unlike any other. On Friday, May 5 join Ratio Beerworks for the grand return of Heart Tattoo Blackberry Wit.

There’s something to be said about a universal connection, either through the conduit of a familiar song, an emotion, or even a beer. Heart Tattoo is our blackberry infused version of our classic Handwritten Belgian Wit. Think fruit smoothie with a kick, this easy drinking summer seasonal showcases brilliant blackberry flavors on top of the blank canvas that is our Belgian Wit base.

Heart Tattoo will be tapped when the brewery opens at Noon.

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

Bottles of the Tequilla Barrel Aged Sour Golden Ale with Strawberries will be available on Cinco de Mayo in the taproom! LIMITED amount on tap.

A little info on this cerveza deliciosa…

Great news! Summer is here and it’s time to start planning your Cinco de Mayo party. But are you tired of bringing the same, boring, mass-produced “malt beverage with artificial flavors and colors added” to the fiesta? We have just the beer for you! This tart ale has been sunbathing in Tequila barrels for a year giving it a golden body with a minor sunburn as a result of the freshly pureed strawberries. Mockerita is a small batch of deliciousness and a real crowd pleaser with the lactobacillus tartness being well balanced by the agave and strawberry sweetness. ¡Arriba, abajo, al centro, pa’ dentro!.

ABV 8.6%
$10 / bottle

Mockery Brewing is located at: 3501 Delgany St, Denver, CO.

Our fan favorite “Fresh Soul” summer beer is coming back! A Mosaic hop forward, heavily grapefruit zest filled session IPA. Dank, citrusy low abv and light bodied; keep that soul refreshed all summer!

Alpine Dog is located at: 1505 Ogden St, Denver, CO.

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Come celebrate National Homebrew Day with us! 
Bring your equipment and come brew with us from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. or just gather around the kettles for our free brewing demonstrations. 

We’re also offering our biggest sale ever: 20% OFF THE ENTIRE STORE. Don’t miss out! 

(sale not applicable to gift cards, Vessi units, or special order items)

The Brew Hut is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO.

The 2017 vintages of both Big City Quad and Fancy Effing Stout release side-by-side on May 6th! Aged in Manhattan cocktail barrels, these beers elevate the craft of barrel-aging. Full details at rivernorthbrewery.com/blog

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

Yusssss, another barrel aged release from Ursula… and so soon after Crustless!

Actually it’s 4 beers being released in both bottles and some draft. We will be releasing 3 different versions of Bourbon Barrel Aged 180 Gram our Russian Imperial Stout… as well as Aurora Cuvèe, our Laws Secale Rye Whiskey Barrel aged Belgian dark sour.


Barrel Aged 180 Gram is our 12% abv Russian Imperial Stout aged over 14 months in Bourbon Barrels.

Bourbon Barrel Aged 180 Gram (249 bottle count): Limit 2 per customer
– 22oz Bottles are $15.00
– 10oz Draft is $10
– 4oz Draft is $4

We have for the 1st time this year done a few variants of BA 180 Gram that we will have an EXTREMELY limited number of bottles for sale (no draft).

First is a Chocolate Hazelnut BA 180 Gram. We aged this variant for nearly 2 months on Hazelnuts and Cacao. Rich with chocolate and hazelnuts this variant is reminiscent of a boozy Nutella.

Bourbon Barrel Aged Chocolate Hazelnut 180 Gram (bottle count coming soon): Limit 1 per customer
– 375ml Bottles are $8.00
– no draft

Second we have what we are calling Blueberry Cobbler BA 180 Gram. We aged this one for nearly 2 months on a huge dose of blueberry puree, pecans, vanilla and cinnamon sticks.

Bourbon Barrel Aged Blueberry Cobbler 180 Gram (bottle count coming soon): Limit 1 per customer
– 375ml Bottles are $8.00
– no draft


Aurora Cuvèe is a Barrel Aged version of our Aurora Strong. What started out as a 9.2% Belgian Dark Strong went into a Laws Scale Rye Whiskey barrel and re-fermented with our house mixed culture. What became of it was an extremely complex sour beer that clocks in at 10.3% abv. Then this last fall we decided to pitch some unused plumb pits from our Belschnickel’s Wrath Plumb Dubbel. This added a cinnamon-like spice character to this already complex creation.

Aurora Cuvée (205 bottle count): Limit 2 per customer
– 750ml bottles are $18
– 10oz draft is $10
– 4oz draft is $4

Ursula Brewery is located at: 2101 N Ursula St, Aurora, CO.

Join us May 6th for the 2nd Annual Reinheitsgewhat?! Party in celebration of the 501st anniversary of our favorite German Beer Purity Law!

It’s going to be a grand day of MOCKING & ROCKING the law with new and LIMITED beer releases (all of which break the law), live music by The Polkanauts “Metal by Birth-Polka by Choice”, special German menu from Revelry Events, and first 100 people get commemorative steins YOU GET TO KEEP!

Reinheitsgewhat Revelry Events menu looking köstlich!!

Bier Bratwurst Sandwich (Beer Brat sandwich)~ Mockery Beer Braised Brat with house sauerkraut, Revelry Mustard, Served on a Hoagie.

Hühnchenschnitzel (Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich)~ Chicken pounded thin, breaded, and fried with Preserved Lemon Kopfsalat(salad) on a Toasted Pretzel Bun with cambozola (German Cheese) aioli

Das Platte (The Plate) ~ Beer Braised Brat or Chicken Schnitzel with German Potato Salad and Braised Cabbage

We break the rules in all the right places.

Mockery Brewing is located at: 3501 Delgany St, Denver, CO.

Monday, May 8th, 2017

goed zuur

Goed Zuur is located at: 2801 Welton St, Denver, CO.

By: Mark Robinson

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