Weekend Beer Buzz 06/08/2017

a night to remember





Thursday, June 8th, 2017

We’re turning 20 this June and are celebrating in the best possible way: Great Food, Great Friends, and GREAT BEER!! If you were here for our 10th Anniversary you’ll recognize the idea: Chris has been busy brewing beers with some of our favorite breweries and old friends to customize the special tappings. We’re going ten days straight again, with several days tapping both a beer brewed in Colorado and one from elsewhere in the US.

We’re kicking the festivities off with a Dual Tapping on Friday, June 2 at 5:30pm: reprising their role from TEN years ago, Dry Dock Brewing will be sailing in with Chris’ homage to Mr. Hoppy, the beer he planned on tapping to kick off the 10th Anniversary. We are also thrilled to welcome our friends from San Diego as we tap into the Alpine/Green Flash/Cellar 3 brew – We Were Here First! This was the first of the anniversary beers Chris brewed, a big, amazing and truly unique collaboration.

Throughout the remaining nine days we will also be tapping into beers brewed with:

Sierra Nevada
Great Divide
New Belgium
Crooked Stave
And more to be announced!!!

Our last day of the celebration, Sunday June 11th, will feature a very special tapping of an extremely limited beer Chris brewed at Bristol Brewing in Colorado Springs.

All Weekday Brews will tap at 5:30pm, with Weekend Brews tapping at 2pm. As the beers arrive in town/at the bar and travel plans are confirmed we will finalize the schedule of events and announce which Brewery will be tapped on which day. Of course Twitter and Facebook will have continual updates as well, but we will update events here on the website each day as well.

One of the absolute best things about this celebration is spending time with the PEOPLE! Brewers, Owners, Brewery Representatives, fellow Publicans, Regulars who are a massive reason we are here, friends from around the country and around the World are coming in to celebrate with us. We can’t thank you enough for all of the love and support you have provided over the last two decades. We can’t wait to see you, raise a pint and share some stories!!

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

Friday, June 9th, 2017

In 1966, with Cold War tensions simmering between the United States and USSR, a GAMBIT 1 (KH-7) spy satellite acquired this image of the town. -NASA

GAMBIT was named to support The Brewtography Project‘s successful Kickstarter last year. We loved the beer so much that we decided to re-brew it and re-launch it.

The base is almost Flanders-red style, but without acetic acid, and with a moderate amount of ruby red grapefruit zest added. The result is incredible. The flavors are complex, the acidity of the beer balances well with the grapefruit flavors, and the aroma is positively candy-like with the base of this beer giving it a bit more complexity, due to the darker malts and higher gravity.

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

Every Friday at South Dock we tap a one-of-a-kind firkin. This week we’re serving a delicious Latte Stout! Limited availability, so get it while you can.

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

Join us Friday, June 9th for the release of three different styles of our Brettanomyces beers in cans!

Crooked Stave will be releasing HopSavant, Colorado WildSage, and St. Bretta available in 4-packs. Unfiltered and naturally wild, these beers are the perfect companion for wherever life’s adventures take you.

The release party starts at 5 PM so mark your calendars and make sure to stop in and grab a few 4-packs fresh off the canning line!

Crooked Stave is located at The Source: 3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO.

The day is nearly here when our new IPA is hitting the tap! We’re really excited about this Super Soaked IPA release and can’t wait for you all to try it out. Generous Lemondrop and Mandarina hops give this one a citrus punch and it’s the perfect addition to your Summer. Come grab a pint with your crew and enjoy our patio with Beef King (Chicago style Italian Beef & more) posted up on the lot. See you there!

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

New Kids on the Block, the radtacular 80’s dance party and new breweries beer festival is back for a 5th Year! Join PorchDrinking.com and The Lobby for another celebration of Colorado breweries 2 years old or younger.

Festivities kick off at 7pm with unlimited pours from approximately 20 of the best up-and-coming Colorado breweries, each showcasing two of their best beers. Additionally, an 80’s dance party will be rocking all night long with a live DJ. Be sure to dress the part, as we’ll have brewery prizes for best dressed outfits.

Early bird tickets are currently available for $30 via the link below, with prices increasing to $35 on Thursday, May 25 and $40 the day of the event, so reserve your spot for the 2017 NKOTB right now!

This year’s New Kids Breweries include…

14er Brewing
Banded Oak
Bierstadt Lagerhaus
Brewability Lab
Briar Common Brewery + Eatery
Call to Arms Brewery
Cellar West Artisan Ales
Cerebral Brewing
Cheluna Brewing
Holidaily Brewing
Little Machine
Maxline Brewing
New Image
Outer Range Brewing Co
Periodic Brewing
Resolute Brewing
Something Brewery
The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project
WestFax Brewing Co
Zuni Street Brewing Co

With small bite muncies provided by…

Briar Common Brewery + Eatery
Elevation Meats
The Lobby
Rackhouse Pub

The Lobby is located at: 2191 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO.

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

It’s back! Dry Dock’s A-Town Funk Fest is returning for its second year! This year we invited our friends Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project and Wing Hut for our first Funkalicious Beer & Food Pairing event at the Funk Fest.
In addition to food, music, games, and the 11 funk and sour beers on tap–Dry Dock, Crooked Stave, and the Wing Hut bring you a food & beer pairing event like no other Guests of this special pairing event will receive 7 different specialty beers from Dry Dock Brewing and Crooked Stave (including an extra special collaboration beer created just for this event) all paired with 5 delicious courses created by Chef Josh Prater and his team of culinary geniuses. Pairing sessions begin at 1:00, 4:00, and 7:00 P.M.Food & Beer Pairing Menu
*Welcome Drink: Dry Dock Sour Apricot “Cocktail”
*Course One: Dry Dock Guanabana with frutti de mare, grilled baguette
*Course Two: Crooked Stave Von Pilsner with Spätzle, summer squash, goat ricotta
*Course Three: Crooked Stave Rose with seared diver scallops, beurre blanc, mizuna salad
*Course Four: Dry Dock & Crooked Stave Collaboration Sour with a “mystery” dish
*Course Five: Dry Dock Breakfast Stout & Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett duet with Seared hanger steak, braised short ribs, gruyere potatoes dauphine, blistered tomato, asparagus saladTap List
*2014 Ambassador
Cooked Stave’s Petite Sour Rosé
*Mary Rose
*Funk & Sour No. 2: Cassidae:
*2016 Old Stock Ale
* International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day Brett Saison
*Funk n’ Sour No. 5: Astreae
*Funk & Sour No. 4: Maurea
*Kettle Sour Apricot Blonde

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

We truly can’t believe it’s been a year, but now it’s time to come together, drink some beer, and celebrate the passage of time with us.

We’ll be tapping 3 new previously unreleased beers and maybe a surprise or two. Our brewer, Chris Kirk, has been patient while trying out some experimental magic with barrels. Now it’s time to taste what he’s been cooking up!

Atomga, the band that we’ve named our Imperial Stout after, will be playing our anniversary party. If you’re not familiar with them they really put on a show. Did we mention Atomga is a 12 piece band?

To top if off, Areyto will be serving up some Puerto Rican goodness. Areyto means “community gathering” in the Taino Indian language. They are Denver’s first authentic Puerto Rican food truck! Get it while it’s hot, friends.

Banded Oak Brewing is located at: 470 Broadway, Denver, CO.

Warmer days are upon us, which means it’s time to cool down with our summer seasonal, New Wave. New Wave is a kettle soured, Strawberry Berliner Weisse brewed with patio sessions in mind. This bright pink Berliner Weisse is light, tart, effervescent, and clean on the finish. Strawberries are the dominant flavor profile, as each batch is fermented on over 300 pounds of real strawberries.

Join Ratio Beerworks this Saturday as we re-release New Wave Strawberry Berliner Weisse. More details to come!

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

Tickets on sale NOW!

BMX Stunt Show by Yellow Designs Stunt Team

The world’s fastest rapper Twista goes on at 5 PM!!!!

Live Graffiti.

11 Breweries & Cideries for your drinking pleasure.

TICKETS: goo.gl/spu0gw

Rackhouse Pub is located at: 2875 Blake St, Denver, CO.

a night to remember

12 people were fatally wounded and 70 other injured on July 20th, 2012 in Aurora, CO, one of which was our friend, loyal customer and brew club member, Alexander C. Teves.

Join us on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 from 5:00-9:00 PM for our 6th annual “A Night to Remember”, as we raise a pint to honor Alex, age 24, brew club member #28, who was one of the victims that night.

We’ll be hosting the CO only beer festival at The Founder’s Greens at Stapleton, in conjunction with their summer concert series, in Alex & all of the victims’s honor.

A sample of the breweries participating:
Black Project Spontaneous and Wild Ales
Boggy Draw Brewery
Bristol Brewing
Caution Brewing
Cerebral Brewing
Chain Reaction
Cheluna Brewing Co
City Star Brewing
Colorado Cider Company
Comrade Brewing Company
Copper Kettle Brewing Company
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Elk Mountain Brewing
Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
Launch Pad Brewing
Little Machine Beer
Locavore Beer Works
Mockery Brewing
Peak to Peak Tap & Brew
Prost Brewing
Ratio Beerworks
Renegade Brewing Company
River North Brewery
Station 26 Brewing Co.
Strange Craft Beer Company
Trinity Brewing
TRVE Brewing
Ursula Brewery
WeldWorks Brewing
Wit’s End Brewing Company

Food trucks include:
Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs
What Would Cheesus Do
Donatella’s Pizza
High Point Creamery

The John Weeks Band (6:00-7:00 PM)
Big Sam’s Funky Nation (7:30-9:00 PM)

Silent auction, free prize giveaways, custom T-shirts and MORE! Please email kristen@copperkettledenver.com if you would like to donate a silent auction item! Last year we raised $15,000 from silent auction items!!!

We’ll even have multiple dog training sessions throughout the night, so bring your donation ($25 or more with all proceeds going to the charity) for your thirty minute dog training session with Canis Major Dog Training!!!

100% of the proceeds goes to the ACT Foundation – Alexander C Teves Foundation in Alex’s name, providing funds & opportunities to students with unique needs.

Raise a pint, raise your spirits & let’s raise some money! To #28, Alex C. Teves!

Pre-sale tickets are $35 for four hours of unlimited sampling ($25 designated driver ticket) and $40 at the door the day of.

Founders Green is located at: 7601 E 29th Ave, Denver, CO.

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

We’re bluegrass brunching on June 11. Beer, tunes from Cosmic Mesa, doughnuts from Glazed and Confuzed Doughnuts, and barbeque from Turn-In BBQ.

Free admission. Ride your bikes, bring your friends, enjoy yourselves.

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

By: Mark Robinson

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