Weekend Beer Buzz: 05/18/2017 American Craft Beer Week Edition

powder keg twilight rendezvous


Happy American Craft Beer Week! There’s plenty to talk about this time around, with some great Anniversary Parties, Grand Openings, Special Release on tap and in bottles, plus much, much more.

Here’s the scoop.

Hope you enjoy!


Thursday, May 18th, 2017

  • The Specter Tapping, Comrade Brewing, Denver, CO, Noon

Belgian-style wheat beer with coriander, lemongrass, curacao orange peel, and flaked rye.

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

It’s American Craft Beer Week and we’re celebrating with a special surprise! 

We have a very limited amount of special edition 10oz Rare Trait wrap glasses left, so we’re doing round two of snag the swag night on Thursday 5/18.

$12 gets you a 10oz pour of Rare Trait + this limited edition glass.

$10 gets you a glass without the pour.

Limit 1 per person until they run out. See you on Thursday!

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

Cigar City Brewing is hitting the market soon and we’ve prepared just the event to showcase their crafted brilliance. It has taken some time for them to get their beer here but it’s finally upon us and we couldn’t be happier.

We will be tapping the following beers on this day:

Jai Alai, Maduro Brown, Tampa Lager, Florida Cracker, Invasion Pale Ale plus two additional specialties TBA

Friday, May 19th, 2017

This Tangerine IPA has been years in the making, but it’s ready for its national debut! Introducing The Real Peel IPA, a bright, refreshing, and crisp IPA that uses real tangerine peel to add a citrusy and zesty kick. It’s the real deal.

While this beer will be packaged in 6-pack cans and distributed nationwide, join us on Friday, May 19th to get your hands on some of the first cans available.

Bring a 6-pack home to enjoy in the backyard with the grill going or lounge on our patio while drinking a pint. You cannot go wrong either way!

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

Celebrate a limited draft and bottle release of the 5th installment in our Funk & Sour Series: Astraea.
A blend of Sour Blondes from four different oak wine barrels with Passionfruit added. Light essence of peach, lemon, pineapple and mango dance under big notes of passionfruit, pleasant Brettanomyces funk, lactic acid and soft oak. A sour beer that will have you longing for the beaches of Brazil.
6.5% ABV, 5 IBUs

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

  • New Tappings, Odd13 Brewing, Lafayette, CO

NEW BEER ALERT. 2 new beers, tapping Friday. Both are draft only/taproom only releases.
1) Hop Hop Troll Troll (DIPA): Spin-off series of Hop Troll, but instead of a SMASH IPA, it’s a DIPA with 2 hop varieties (Citra & Montueka) and 2 malts (Pilsen + Spelt).
2) DDH Hallertau Blanc Codename: Superfan (IPA): DDH variant of our year round, Codename: Superfan.

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

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

strange 7th anniversary

We’re super excited to share the upcoming 7th Anniversary Backyard BBQ bash at Denver’s Strange Craft Beer Company. Plan to visit the brewery on Saturday, May 20th from Noon – 4 PM for food, a birthday beer festival featuring unlimited pours from local breweries and live music later in the afternoon.

Tickets are just $30 in advance, $35 at the door and can be purchased HERE. Participating breweries include Wit’s End, Renegade, Hogshead, Copper Kettle, CAUTION, Black Sky, Very Nice, The Brew on Broadway and Chain Reaction.

Show your Uber or Lyft receipt for a free pint!

Strange Craft’s Anniversary Week coincides with American Craft Beer Week. Check out Strange’s full calendar of events, which includes an IPA Throwdown and the return of Dr. StrangeLove Barleywine!

Strange Craft is located at: 1330 Zuni St, Suite M, Denver, CO.

powder keg twilight rendezvous

We’re releasing Twilight Rendezvous, our Imperial Stout aged in Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrels! $18 per 22oz bomber. Limit 2 per customer. 160 allocations. In addition we’ll also have bottles of Coconut Telegraph and Insomnium available to go for $18 per 22oz bomber. Limit 1 per customer. Only around 60 allocations for these beers. 

We’re putting together a special food menu for the occasion as well:
Twilight Rendezvous Steak Panini- twilight rendezvous marinaded flank steak, quartet pickled onions, horseradish aioli, arugula on focaccia.
Coconut telegraph ice cream- ice cream made with coconut telegraph and flaked coconut.
Insomnium ice cream- ice cream made with insomnium and cold brew coffee reduction.

For onside draft pours we’ll also be offering two beers in collaboration with one of our favorite local businesses; My Mom’s Pie. We took our saison and blended it with 20% mature golden sour beer and aged it on 2lbs/gallon of unsweetened pie filling. We’ll have Bumbleberry (a mixture of blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries) and raspberry rhubarb. We’ll also have each of the pies available in 3″ single serving palm pies.

We will have a limited amount of Coconut Telegraph and Insomnium on draft and Twilight Rendezvous available in bottle pours.

Look forward to seeing you all Saturday! 

Powder Keg is located at: 101 2nd Ave, Niwot, CO.

Two more classic barrel-aged brews return! Drafts and bottles of:

Whiskey Barrel Quandary 2017: our quintissential quadrupel aged 18 months in whiskey barrels.

Barrel Reserve 2017: back after a three-year hiatus, Barrel Reserve is a blend of barrel-aged dark ales hand-selected by our brewers.

Full details, incuding bottle limits, to come. Food by Mmm Comfort Foods.

More info HERE.

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

Join us for an afternoon of craft cuisine & libations featuring smoked pork from our Tennyson Street neighbors, il porcellino salumi, and not one, but TWO Russian Imperial Stout Bottle Releases!

Il Porcellino Salumi will be smoking up local pork in the lot with all the fixins! Plates will be available until they aren’t!

Now, the beers…
We are proud to bring you the 9th & 10th releases from our Carriage House Series. Each of these beers began as our ‘Large Farva’ Russian Imperial Stout, and have been aging in their respective barrels for over 6 months.

We’ve named the first beer ‘It’s Dark & Hell is Hot’ after one of the finest works of art to ever see the light of day – from the one and only DMX. This beer was aged in Whiskey Barrels for months on end, we then added fresh orange peel and vanilla beans to compliment the warm whiskey notes that you’ll find in this beer.

The second release is named after one of the greatest radio shows turned comic book series turned classic 90’s Alec Baldwin movie: ‘The Shadow’. This unique beer was aged with patience in Red Wine Barrels, where we then added pomegranate molasses to round out the layered complexity of the oak.

There will be 90 375ml bottles available of each beer, with a 2 per customer limit. Bottles will be available starting right at noon and aren’t expected to last long.

We look forward to spending an afternoon of eating and drinkiing with you on May 20th, starting at High Noon!

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

Odyssey Beerwerks 4th ANNIVERSARY PARTY on SATURDAY, MAY 20th! We’ll kick off at Noon and go ’til ??

FOOD TRUCKS: Taste of Texas BBQ + Pambasos
MUSIC: Jim Jamm Jimmy 4:30-7:30pm; Angus Mohr 8pm-Midnight
PRIZE DRAWINGS throughout the day
T-SHIRTS FOR SALE – 4th Anniversary Commemorative T-Shirts

BEER TAPPINGS: Special Anniversary Maibock PLUS Four other small batch special releases!

BOMBERS FOR SALE – We’ve held some of our past release bombers from the archive just for this special day! If you missed out on some special bomber releases, or just want to get more of your favorites, this is your chance!

Odyssey Beerwerks is located at: 5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, CO.

The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project is ready to open its doors! Join us for our first day of business with music, Barbed Wire Reef food truck, and plenty of outdoor seating!

Beer list HERE.

The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project is located at: 925 W 8th Ave, Denver, CO.

Come join us for the launch of our brewery! We’ll have a solid line-up of our own beers, as well as 3 firkins, food, music & more!

Peak to Peak is located at: 16701 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, CO.

  • Apple Pieisenhower Tapping, Comrade Brewing, Denver, CO, Noon

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

A day of crawfish boilin’ and live music that would make the bayou proud!

Doors open at 1:00

Live zydeco music from That Damn Sasquatch and crawfish + sides ready to eat at 2:00

Admission is free. $15 for two pounds of crawfish and fixins.

Please RSVP so we know how much live crawfish to fly in!

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


Join us for the 4th annual Upslope Get Down, a FREE music fest with Upslope beer, food trucks, games, art, vendors and more on Saturday, May 20th from 1:00-10:00 pm at our Flatiron Park brewery.

We’re taking over the back parking lot of our Flatiron Park brewery to bring you a day full of live music on 3 stages.

Mark your calendars, and come Get Down with Upslope!

***21+ event; however, we’re family friendly! Anyone under 21 MUST be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. Also, we love pets, but please leave your four-legged friends at home.***

Upslope Brewing is located at: 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO.

Join us Saturday May 20th @ 2pm for the tapping of barrel-aged Bedwetter, Hammer and Sickle, Endpoint, Berbere, and Contrarian. We don’t do this very often, and they won’t last long, so get down to the tap house early.

Renegade Brewing is located at: 925 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO.

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Join us for our first annual crawfish boil hosted by Wing Hut. We’re flying in live crawfish, accompanied by seared hot links, potatoes and herbs, fresh corn bread and pickled green tomatoes! Tickets sold at the door at Elk Mountain and Wing Hut.

Elk Mountain is located at: 18921 Plaza Dr, Unit 104, Parker, CO.

By: Mark Robinson

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