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Weekend Beer Buzz 05/04/2017

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.

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parry's avery big ass tap takeover

Weekend Beer Buzz 04/27/2017

Here’s where you’ll find us this weekend. Have fun and enjoy this wild stretch of weather.


Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Help us welcome the next delicious installment to our Lee Hill Series – Volume 12, our Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Coffee. Enjoy a pour AND take these exclusive cans home with you at our Lee Hill Release Party!

RELEASE PARTY // Thursday, April 27th (5-9 pm) at our Lee Hill tap room. Be the first to try this one on tap or snag a can for your cellar! Miller’s BBQ will be on site serving up delicious food truck eats, too.

↠ 19.2 ounce cans will be available for $10 (limit 6 per person). Price goes up the next day, so be sure to snag ’em early!

ABOUT THE BEER // 10.8% abv — Our Imperial Stout is back again for another installment of our Lee Hill Series, this time featuring our favorite roasted bean. After aging for four months in Leopold Bros. Maryland Style Rye Whiskey Barrels, we aged our Imperial Stout on Dragonfly Dark Horse Coffee. Chocolate, toffee and floral rye whiskey spice complement the robust pepper and smoky notes imparted from the Dark Horse Coffee to deliver a buzzworthy, barrel aged experience.

LEE HILL SERIES // Named after our original North Boulder brewery, the Lee Hill Series is our tribute and continued commitment to experimenting and crafting small batches of beer for YOU, our awesome, craft beer-loving fans.

This quarterly, limited release series celebrates experimentation and creativity. Served up in 19.2 ounce cans, the Series offers new and innovative styles that are sure to be cellar keepsakes!

Upslope Brewing is located at: 1501 Lee Hill Rd, Boulder, CO.

Join us for a Wicked Weed Tapping! We’ve got the hops and the fun stuff in equal measure:
Freak of Nature
Lt. Dank
Tropicmost Gose
Lost Toys #1
BA Oblivion

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

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Every so often fate allows two epic forces to collide, like OMF with Odd13, or a hurricane with a sharknado. In the case of Colonel Gil Shepard, a strong German-inspired Kölsch meets cutting-edge Bavarian hops and a modern American IPA mindset. Calista hops and experimental fermentation with a traditional yeast from Köln combine crisp drinkability with a fruity punch of pineapple, apricot, and lemon… and please remember: don’t hassle the Hoff!

Available on draft at both brewery locations!

Our Mutual Friend is located at: 2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO.

‘Island of Conclusions” is our new imperial IPA double dry hopped with Citra and El Dorado hops. Tropical and juicy. Notes of citrus, pear and bubblegum.

Inspired by the “The Island of Conclusions” in the much loved novel, “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Jester.

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

Continuing our series of concert-level performances in a casual setting, we proudly present Brass & Beer with Apollo Chamber Brass! A quintet of the highest caliber, we are honored to host these gentlemen for their first brewery performance. In keeping with some of our new beers, the theme will be “variety.” We guarantee this show will keep you on your toes!

Similar to Bach & Beer, we will have a “name-your-own” ticket price system at the door; no advance tickets are needed, but please bring cash. Suggested donation is $20, but feel free to chip in as you see fit. All ticket sales go to the artists.

The taproom will open as normal at 4pm. Please arrive by 630pm to grab a beer before the 7pm show!

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

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

parry's avery big ass tap takeover

It’s the sixth annual Big Ass Tap Takeover. If you’ve read that before, you can stop reading. If you have not, keep reading…

…All of our beer-centric locations (Castle Rock, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Longmont and Northglenn) host a plentitude of crafty offerings from one brewery on one fine, fine day. Also known as The Big Ass Tap Takeover.

Some locations will have upwards of 40 different Avery beers on tap allowing you to stay in your backyard, yet get the feel of what it’s like to drink from their very own taproom in Boulder.

It’s all damn day, people. You can be here at some point. There will be raffles for beer swag, Avery reps on site to talk shop (craft beer), shenanigans, New York style pizza.

This is THE event of the year for us and we love to make it special for everyone. Come feel special and drink up the goodness that is Avery Brewing at Parry’s Pizza.

Click HERE for additional details.

As Denver’s ever erratic seasons begin to settle, join Ratio Beerworks in celebrating spring in full bloom. On Saturday, April 29, Ratio kicks off warmer days with a Handwritten Belgian Wit Variant release party.

In showcasing the ubiquity of our Belgian Wit, we’re infusing this beautifully refreshing citrus and coriander forward beer with a variety of flavors including the likes of blueberry, guava, peach, orange creamsicle and the return of Tea Party Harder, our tea-infused version of Handwritten.

Admission is FREE, and full pours of each variant are available for purchase individually, or in tasters of each flavor.

Additionally we’ll welcome Frozen Matter ice cream back to the taproom for scoops of ice cream and beer floats. Finally cap off your night back at Ratio with the return of SoundDown Party – Denver’s Silent Disco Company in the back brewhouse from 8-11pm

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

It’s BACK!!!!

Denver Beer Co’s Oyster and Stout Festival!

We have teamed up with our friends at Seattle Fish Company and Blue Island Oyster Bar and Seafood to brew a delicious Oyster Stout. Blue Island Oyster Stout was brewed with live Blue Island No. 9 Oysters from Peconic Bay New York. On Saturday, April 29th from 12-5pm we will be pairing this briny brew with Oysters from both coasts at our Platte St Taproom.

$30 for 2 beers and a dozen oysters.
$20 for an additional dozen oysters.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, April 6th at 10am MDT.

Grab tickets here:

Denver Beer Co is located at: 1695 Platte St, Denver, CO.

Belle: a sour oatmeal pale ale aged 2 years in whiskey oak barrels and aged 3 months with golden passion fruit. Careful, you might just lose your horses while drinking this brew (historic reference, anyone?)

6.6% ABV

We will have this beer on tap for sampling and 10oz pours (while it lasts), and 22oz bottles available for purchase. There are approximately 500 bottles available for purchase, $16.00 per 22oz bottle, limit 1 case per person.

This beer is named for Myra Maybelle Shirley (Belle Starr), a true American outlaw. She was known to ride sidesaddle, dressed in black velvet, toting a pistol in each hand. She led a ring of horse thieves and ran with other famous outlaws such as Frank and Jesse James. The Bandit Queen of the Old West!

Live Music: Follow the Fox, 7-9:30pm

We will also be Poppin’ Bottles ALL DAY! You can sample or enjoy a glass of all of our bottled barrel-aged brews.

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

Come join us at Bruz Beers for the first annual Belgian Brew Fest! We’ll have 10 Colorado breweries pouring their best Belgian-style beer. These are Colorado made Belgian style beers being poured in a limited ticket event – only 350 tickets will be sold to keep the experience personable and high quality. This will be quite the experience!

Music Provided by
Velvet Compass
The Goonies

Food Trucks Provided by
Rocky Mountain Cheesery
Street Frites Denver
Basic Kneads Pizza
Little India Food Truck

Kids are welcome and get in for free!

More info at belgianbrewfest.com.

Bruz Beers is located at: 1675 W 67th Ave, Ste 100, Denver, CO.

odd13 4.29

Come join us for our monthly taproom only release party! This month, we are releasing 2 beers on the same day. We are releasing a collab IPA, and a barrel aged Saison. See details below.

1) Kaptain Ka-Powder (6pks of our version only & draft)
Collaborative juicy IPA brewed with Upslope Brewing. We each brewed the beer with hop products containing no leaf matter. OUR VERSION was brewed with lupulin powder (Mosaic and Simcoe), THEIR VERSION was brewed with hop extracts. We will have a limited quantity of the Upslope version on tap during the release party.

2) Barrel Aged Liftmaster 13,000 (500ml only, no draft)
Mixed-culture Bier De Garage fermented and aged in a fresh chardonnay barrel. The result is a moderately tart vinous beer with bright flavor, and contributions of white wine, fresh oak, and young brett.

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

By: Mark Robinson

comrade 3rd

Weekend Beer Buzz 04/20/2017

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!


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)

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

trve nazareth

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. Read more »

spangalang anniversary

Weekend Beer Buzz 04/13/2017

Kind of a lite week as most of your favorite local brewers are attending the Craft Brewers Conference in Philadelphia. Still, there’s plenty to keep you from going thirsty this weekend.

Get out and enjoy the weather.

Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Come celebrate with us as we add Runaway IPA to our year-round line up! This well balanced IPA is perfect for anyday, anytime.
From 5 – 10pm with the purchase of a pint you’ll receive:
– limited Runaway pint glass
-6 pack to go *while supplies last

And Humble Monster Screen Printed Goods will be around doing some live screen printing of Runaway tanks and tees!

*While supplies last
** Limit ONE free 6-pack and glass per customer

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

Friday, April 14th, 2017

casey 4.12.17

Tickets and details HERE.

We’re tapping two beers on Friday that have never been released.

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

This Friday we are releasing Surette Reserva Blueberry! This is a provision sour ale aged in oak barrels with Washington blueberries. Available on draught and in 750ml corked and caged bottles ($30).

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

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

spangalang anniversary

Spangalang is celebrating 2 years of brewing beer in Five Points with beer releases (and re-releases), a pig roast and fantastic live jazz. Here are the details:

Beer (All day, All night): We’ll post a detailed beer list on Tuesday (4/11), but in the meantime, we can tell you that it’s going to be a blend of never released barrel aged beers, some old goodies we’ve managed to tuck away, and many of the usual taproom favorites.

*2nd Anniversary Beer (See note below)
Sugarfoot Belgian Table Beer 
Beatrice Saison  
Blackberry Junction (Blackberry Sour)
Birth of Cool (Cucumber Gose)
Vie en Rose (Berliner w/ Rose Hips)
American Sour
Le Voyage (Strong Sour Ale)
Liger (Ale/Lager Hybrid)
Dry Hopped Liger
D-Train IPA
Crockett Launcher (Belgian Quad aged in Red Wine Barrels)
Nightwalker Imperial Stout
Con Alma (Imperial Stout re-fermented w/ Red Wine Grape Must)
Barrel Aged Nightwalker Blend

*Our 2nd Anniversary Beer is an homage to one of our favorite beers of all time, Orval. Call us old school, but we think Orval is about as close to perfect as a beer can get. We created a Belgian Pale, dry hopped it, and then aged it on Brettanomyces. While it’s no Orval, we love the results.

Pig (2pm-ish): Brewer’s are good at brewing beer, not roasting pigs. We realized this early on, and so when we decided to roast a pig for this party, we also decided to ask some friends for help. We are incredibly lucky that Chef Kyle Foster (opening Julep on Larimer St) and Tyler Dubois (Co-Owner of The Real Dill and Co-Founder of the Pickle and Beer Society) have agreed to perform this culinary feat for us. Our hope is to start serving pig around 2pm. Sides will be included.

 Tigon (Greg Harris, Patrick McDevitt and Alejandro Castano): 3pm-6pm.

The Mike Schwartz Band: 7pm-10pm

See you on Saturday!

Spangalang Brewery is located at: 2736 Welton St, Denver, CO. Read more »

weldwerks peach climacteric

Weekend Beer Buzz 04/06/2017

Happy National Burrito Day! Happy Opening Day! Happy National Beer Day! There’s plenty of good reasons to have a craft beer this weekend. Get out and enjoy.

Also, our Casey Bottle Log was updated earlier this week. Check it.


Thursday, April 6th, 2017

FOLLOW DAVE ADAMS COAST TO COAST – Meet Dave Adams, Green Flash’s official Director of Beer Education and Certified Cicerone®. Follow Dave from San Diego to Virginia Beach on a two week beer tour. If you can’t meet up with him along the way, be sure to follow along on Instagram and Facebook. We’re sure he’ll be getting into some good trouble, and where better to find trouble then Denver! The tour arrives at Falling Rock Taphouse from 4 – 9pm. Join Dave, drink some Cellar 3 specialties – Lustrous Frumento with Coffee & Fesco Sauvage. Also on Tap, West Coast IPA and GFB. Plus win an Alpine snowboard! Raffle Tickets will be handed out starting at 4pm with the drawing at 6:30pm Find out where else Dave is headed and how to follow him at http://www.greenflashbrew.com/sea-to-sea-tour/

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

Friday, April 7th, 2017

casey 4.7.17

Tickets and details HERE.

Join us before and after the game at Lucky Pie Lodo. Just a short walk from Coors Field. There will be a silent raffle every 30 minutes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. As well as tons of speciality tappings from Epic Brewing and Telluride Brewing. Featuring Telluride NE Style IPA Blizzard Conditions, Epic – Los Locos Mexican Style Lager, Epic – Tart N’ Juicy Sour IPA, Telluride – Russel Kelly Pale Ale, and Telluride – Freaky Fish Belgian style IPA. There will also be a couple of cases of the following: Epic – Lil’ Brainless Raspberries, Epic – Hop Syndrome Lager, Telluride – Tempter IPA and Telluride – “Whacked Out” Wheat. Hope to see you all there!

Lucky Pie LoDo is located at: 1610 16th St, Denver, CO.

Copious amounts of coconut coupled with time spent aging in Bourbon barrels make this Coconut Porter a rich and silky treat that will transport you to the tropics. After many years spent perfecting this beer, we are thrilled to announce that our Coconut Porter is now available!

This beer is part of our Botanicals & Barrels series, meaning that it will be available year-round and in 22-ounce bottles!

Join us on April 7th to celebrate the patience and persistence of making the perfect Coconut Porter. We’ll have a special Coconut Porter inspired menu and the delicious liquid will be flowing all day!

-Coconut Shrimp (fried shrimp, orange marmalade)
-Green Curry Mussels (Medium spiced coconut green curry with grilled bread)
-Poulet Creole (Haitian-style spiced chicken, Scotch bonnets, roasted peppers, Check legs & thighs, coconut rice)
-Coconut Banana Cream Pie (banana, coconut cream, candy almond)

Hope to see you there!

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

This Opening Day, join Ratio Beerworks in celebrating the return of spring and the time honored tradition of a cold refreshing beer-in-hand for America’s national pasttime. On April 7th, Ratio Beerworks is re-releasing Handwritten Belgian 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. Handwritten is our twist on a classic Belgian Wit with tea-cut orange peel and ground coriander. Familiar in flavor profile and ubiquitous enough for any occasion, Handwritten is a connector, a unifier, a true beer soul-mate and companion. The abbey yeast strain gives off more floral, fruit-forward notes than a classic wit yeast, but still rounds out with a recognizable, balanced, clean, crushable finish.

Handwritten will be tapped when the brewery opens at Noon so drop in for a taste before first pitch.

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

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

*Tickets to this event are SOLD OUT. If you’re lucky enough to have a ticket, read on and have fun.

weldwerks peach climacteric

After more than 2 years of patiently waiting, we are finally ready for the first official bottle release from our barrel-aged sour pogram on Saturday, April 8th, Peach Climacteric! Here’s the official description for Peach Climacteric:

Peach Climacteric is the first official release from our barrel-aged sour program and represents the culmination of nearly 2 years of work, which began when we opened our doors back in 2015. We started with a blend of various batches of pale golden sours, fermented with multiple strains of Brettanomyces and bacteria and aged in oak barrels for anywhere from 4-16 months. The climacteric event marks the peak of edible ripeness for fruit and Peach Climacteric certainly lives up to that description after aging the blend with over 1,600 pounds of fresh peaches from Palisade, CO (nearly 4 pounds of peaches per gallon).

We know many of you have been just as anxious for its release as we are and we can’t wait to share it with you. Peach Climacteric will be our first 750 mL bottle release, and is also the first beer we have bottle conditioned, thanks to a TON of help from our friends at Wiley Roots Brewing Company, who not only let us borrow their bottle filler, but also helped us figure out the entire process.

In an effort to make this release as smooth as possible and alleviate some of the logistical challenges with a release this size, we will be selling tickets online through Eventbrite before the event, which will be exchanged for bottles, picked up in person at the brewery on April 8th between 11 am and 5 pm. If you are unable to pickup bottles during the pickup window on April 8th, PLEASE, DO NOT BUY TICKETS! Tickets must be purchased online and will not available to purchase in person. Tickets will go on sale promptly at 4:00 pm MDT on Sunday, March 26. Be sure to read all of the details below before purchasing tickets!

Here is the official Eventbrite link to purchase tickets:

Ticket Details (please read carefully!)

~Individuals must be 21 or older to purchase tickets, as verified by a valid photo ID at the time of ticket exchange (bottle pickup).
~Each ticket entitles the purchaser to (2) two 750 mL bottles of Peach Climacteric, with a strict limit of (1) one ticket per person (2 bottles per person). Additional orders placed that exceed the limit of 2 bottles per person will be cancelled without notice.
~The name entered as the Ticket Buyer at the time of purchase MUST MATCH the name on the credit card used for purchase. Orders that do not match will be cancelled without notice.
 ~Tickets must be exchanged for bottles in person at WeldWerks Brewing Co. (508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631) on Saturday April 8th between 11 am and 5 pm. Tickets (either digital or printed) must be presented in order to receive bottles.
~A valid 21+ photo ID must be presented at the time of pickup, and the name on the ID MUST MATCH the name on the ticket.
~All bottles must be picked up between 11 am and 5 pm on Saturday, April 8th. All unclaimed bottles remaining after the pickup window will be forfeited. Orders for unclaimed bottles will be refunded within 72 hours, less a 15% restocking fee.
~All sales are final and no returns or exchanges will be accepted.
~Individuals who attempt to violate these policies may be ineligible for future bottle purchases, so please do not waste our time and yours by trying to circumvent the rules.

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

sourfest hops & pie

Casey Brewing & Blending
Ale Apothecary
Russian River
Drie Fonteinen
Jester King
Wicked Weed
The Bruery
Green Flash Cellar 3
Crooked Stave
Off Color
The Lost Abbey
Beachwood Blendery
American Solera

Hops & Pie is located at: 3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO.

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two penguins hop wars

Weekend Beer Buzz 03/30/2017

Plenty to share this weekend, ranging from Collab Fest leftovers, Seedstock’s Anniversary Party, Hop Wars at Two Penguins, multiple bottle releases and more!

Also, just a little reminder that a handful of tickets still remain for WeldWerks Peach Climacteric bottle release, set for Saturday, April 8th. Read the rules and snag your tickets HERE.

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

collab fest 2017

Didn’t get to taste all of the fabulous beers at Collab Fest on Saturday? Missed the fest entirely? We’ve got you covered. Starting Wednesday at 5pm, we’ll be pouring tons of one-off collaboration beers from Colorado breweries. Most will get tapped on Wednesday, but we have some reserves to carry us through the weekend. Check our Tap Hunter to see if a speific beer is on tap. 

Taplist includes:

– Lonetree/Platt Park Unicorn Nectar ISB
– Locavore/Goldspot Bandwagon IPA
– Alpine Dog/Mountain Toad Lemon Zest Grisette
– Station 26/Exile Space Goose Super Saison
– Little Machine/Bierstadt Lagerhaus A Team Steam
– Joyride/Little Machine West Side is the Blessed Side
– Horse & Dragon/Funkwerks 3 Blossom
– Ratio/Weldwerks Chocolate Orange Belgian Tripel
– OMF/Wiley Roots Precious Medals
– Odyssey/River North Nightcap
– Tivoli/Butcherknife Highway 40
– Jagged Mountain/Uberbrew Uberslayer
– Cerebral/Great Notion Blurpleberry
– Elevation/Spangalang Free Your Dream
– Bonfire/Breakside Imperial Black Oatmeal IPA
– Comrade/Liquid Mechanics Red Menace
– Resolute/Upslope Oaked Weissenbock
– Renegade/Ozark Scotch Ale
– Renegade/Ozark Wee Heavy
– Living The Dream/Altar German Chocolate Cake Stout
– Co-Brew/Southern Brewing and Winemaking Carribean Rum Cake
– Living The Dream/Pikes Peak Smoked Peach Ale
– Co-Brew/Grandma’s House Belgian IPA
– Left Hand/Cannonball Creek Pompette
– Caution/Two Brothers Scottsdale Wanna Be Stoutin’ Somethin’
– Diebolt/Proper Brewing Border Hopping

First Draft is located at: 1309 26th St, Denver, CO.

Friday, March 31st, 2017

  • Mazzaroth Beer Release, TRVE Brewing, Denver, CO, Noon

trve mazzaroth

This Friday at noon a limited amount of both of these will be available. Mazzaroth, our barrel-aged blended mixed culture ale, along with its glass, will both go quick. 

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

Join us for the release of Time Crystal, our newest IPA. Brewed with malted and flaked oats and hopped with immense amounts of Galaxy and a sprinkling of Amarillo.

Crowlers will be available for $12 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 release of L’Brett d’Cherry – Harvest 2016!

L’Brett d’Cherry is a golden sour ale aged in oak barrels with Colorado cherries – 750ml bottles.

We will also be releasing a limited amount of Petite Sour Reserva Cassis. This is a reserve sour ale aged in oak with blackcurrants – 375ml bottles. 

Both will be on tap and in bottles, but they wont be around for long!

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

Get ready for a helluva good weekend, because you’re in for a treat! Come celebrate for three straight days on Friday March 31st, Saturday April 1st, and Sunday April 2nd. We’re tapping FOUR brand-spankin’ new beers and will host fabulous bands, food trucks, and free competitions with unbelievable prizes, surprise giveaways, and a huge sense of community and camaraderie. THANK YOU to every single one of you who’s made our first year one for the books. These pints (and pints and pints…) are for you!

Friday, March 31st
4pm Food Truck: What Would Cheesus Do
5pm Meet the Brewers – drink beer with all three of our owners!
6pm NEW BEER TAPPED: the final release in our Scotch Ale series. This beer has been aging in whiskey barrels for 9 months (since July 1st, 2016) and is smoother than you ever could dream
7pm Live music: Sqwerve

Saturday, April 1st
12pm NEW BEER TAPPED: Gruitbier, a no-hop delight made using 5 roots and herbs: Yarrow, Juniper, Lavender, Myrtle, and Woodruff
12pm Food Truck: Skadi’s Nomadic Comfort Food
1pm Live Music: Man of 1000 Songs. Request any song and he can play it. We dare you!
2pm Stein Hoisting Competition: test your strength for a chance to win free beer, grand prize is 10% off for a year!
6pm NEW BEER TAPPED: Trippin’ with Grandma, a Belgian tripel aged in Grand Marnier oak staves.
7pm Live Music: local bluegrass legends The High Desert

Sunday, April 2nd
12pm NEW BEER TAPPED: Lichtenhainer, for all you sour seekers! This is our 2017 Collab Fest beer with Halfpenny Brewing, an old-school German sour smoked ale.
12pm Food Truck: Cincinnati style chili specialists Nati Dogs
2pm Double Elimination Cornhole Tournament, teams of two! Win free beer, grand prize is 10% off for a year!

Seedstock Brewery is located at: 3610 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO.

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Collaboration Fest 2017 Recap

The 4th Annual Collaboration Festival rolled into Denver’s Western Complex this past weekend. We love the spirit of this unique festival as Colorado breweries team up with other breweries both near and far to make never before tasted beers, all to be poured throughout the event.

That said, it probably wasn’t our favorite Collab Fest. I don’t want to be negative, but this year’s event seemed to have lost a little something by moving from the Club Level of Sports Authority Field to the cold, concrete floors of the Western Complex. And I really could have gone for a beer menu or at the very least, a description of the beer at each booth. That said, we still had a ball and were more than willing to cast aside our disdain for country music for a few hours in order to seek out some of the fine new brews making their debut.

A few standouts:

  • Crooked Stave and Omnipollo Bianca Raspberry Wild Wild Brett, loads of raspberry smooth creamy deliciousness.
  • Our Mutual Friend and Wiley Roots Precious Medals, NE-style Triple IPA with actual gold flakes. Ridiculously expensive tropical haze bomb.
  • Fossil Craft and Cerberus Nichoria NE-style double IPA. This Colorado Springs duo delivered an excellent juicy treat. You really need to make a trip down there and visit both of these spots.
  • Crazy Mountain and Larimer Beer Peach Slap Sour. A ton of peach, quaffable and refreshing. A great summer beer.
  • WeldWerks and Great Notion Bitsbox NE-style Double IPA. I may or may not have lined up for this beer again and again and again… and again……
  • Odd13 and Kane Spiciest Memelord Habanero & Raspberry Kettle Sour. Holy sheet good.
  • Beryl’s Beer and Goose Island Des Cousines Barrel-Aged French Wild Ale. Funky, but easy drinking and completely delicious.
  • TRVE and Cerebral Brain Transplant Mixed Culture Dry-Hopped Foeder Beer. While all 3 beers pouring at the TRVE altar were great, Brain Transplant was the perfect melding of two of our favorite Denver breweries. Look for a bottle release in the near future.
This year’s lineup was all over the board, ranging from Saison’s to Triple IPA’s. Collab Fest certainly dishes out something for everyone and is always a highlight on the beer festival calendar. Job well done Two Parts! I always love being able to see old friends, meet new ones and even find a solid brewery or 2 that were totally off my radar.
Be sure to check the upcoming Weekend Beer Buzz for some special events featuring many of the brews from Collab Fest.

By: Matt Morris and Mark Robinson

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Weekend Beer Buzz 03/24/2017

Just a quick one this week as we’ve been out-of-town enjoying some time off for Spring Break. There’s really only one event you need on your radar this weekend and it’s Collaboration Fest. Now in its 4th year, Collab Fest is not only a tremendous showing of the industry’s camaraderie, but also a great opportunity to sample 100+ brand new beers. Check the full lineup HERE, scoop up your tickets HERE, and we’ll see you there.

While you’re there, don’t miss the 2nd Media Collaboration brew. This year we teamed up with Great Divide to make a NE style IPA named Enemy of the People. Collaboration Fest will take place on Saturday, March 25th from 3 – 7 PM at Denver’s National Western Complex.

Also, shout outs need to go to Falling Rock’s Barrel-Aged Night on Friday, March 24th and Odd13’s Taproom only releases on Saturday, March 25th.

By: Mark Robinson

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Weekend Beer Buzz 03/16/17

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

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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.


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

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Weekend Beer Buzz 03/09/2017

Hey guys, the Weekend Beer Buzz has returned with a slightly different approach this time. Rather than blasting you guys with dozens of events every weekend, we’re going to share our very favorite beer releases and beer related events. Think of it as the breweries, tappings and happenings you’d most likely find us hanging out, drinking and supporting.

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Sit’N Rock Ale
ABV: 5.9% IBU: 28 $6

A lightly hopped American pale ale brewed with wheat. Smooth, easy drinking, with light flavors of biscuit and a delicate citrus aroma.

Portly Porter
 ABV: 5.6% IBU: 12 $6

An English-style dark ale that smoothly delivers flavors of chocolate brownies and coffee. Restrained bitterness along with a velvety mouthfeel make this dry porter an ideal choice for the inner pub dweller.

Zuni Street IPA
 ABV: 6.7% IBU: 40 $7

A bright, unfiltered, hoppy offering, packed with flavors of citrus and tropical fruit. Full bodied and smooth, this beer is low on bitterness and drinkable to no end.

Eva’s Golden Ale
 ABV: 5.5% IBU: 18 $5

A unique, refreshing ale suited for any season. Generous hopping with Brewer’s Gold lends a bright flavor of lemon zest, backed by balancing notes of light, bready malt.

Midnight What?!
 ABV: 6.3% IBU: 18 $7

A dark Belgian abbey ale brewed with wheat. Notes of delicious chai tea spice result from the interplay of clove-like aromatics from the yeast, and a mound of freshly grated ginger steeped in the beer.

Way West Wit
 ABV: 6.2% IBU: 13 $6

Inspired by Belgian wit biers, this ale was brewed with a heap of wheat along with coriander and orange peel. Full bodied and refreshing, packed with delicious flavors from the Belgian yeast, this ale is sure to please.

Zuni Street Brewing is located at: 2355 W 29th Ave, Denver, CO.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since we opened our doors in Arvada. We’ve seen such an amazing response from this community and we’re growing faster than we could have ever imagined.

In order to celebrate everything that has happened in the past year as well as everything that is to come, we’ve decided to host events all week leading up to the official anniversary party on Saturday, March 11th. Here’s how it’s gonna go down:

3/6 – Merch Monday : First opportunity to get New Image swag including new tee shirt and hat designs.
3/7 – Industry Night : First beer is on us for brewery, bar, restaurant and liquor store employees.
3/8 – Kline’s Barrel: Special tapping of the last remaining keg from our collaboration stout aged in WL Weller barrels.
3/9 – The Return of the WOOD : Special tapping of 7 month vintage and first tapping of the 18 month.
 3/10 – Crowler Launch : official launch of our new crowler program, buy one get one crowlers.
3/11 – Official Anniversary Party : anniversary beer release, can release, patio party, emotional rollercoaster and more!

So there’s a lot to be excited about, we hope to see everyone who’s made this dream possible for us and to show all of you a great time.


new image anniversary

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

Thirst Colorado and Dry Dock Brewing Co. are teaming up for a dual celebration: We will host an exclusive sneak peak of Dry Dock IPA (officially available March 23) and we’ll celebrate the release of Thirst Colorado Magazine’s March-April issue. Join us at 6:30 p.m. March 9, at the South Dock, for swag, music and more. Have a draft beer on us!

Dry Dock IPA is brewed and dry-hopped with Mosaic, Ekuanot and other exotic varieties. This IPA imparts hints of juicy mango, peach, pear and citrus aroma, with a silky oat finish.

The March-April issue of Thirst Colorado takes a spirited look at the Colorado distilling scene. Barrel-aging, speakeasies and the Grand Traverse are just a few of the topics you will discover in the new issue.

Giveaways include:
 -Tickets to the Bacon and Beer Classic
 -Thirst & Dry Dock Swag
 -Bligh’s Barleywine bombers
-& More!

dry dock ipa

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

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Beers. Kung Fu. Wu Tang. Food Trucks.

We are SUPER STOKED to be hosting Melvin Brewing and their delicious brews on March 10. In addition to 5 beers on tap, we will have some beer cocktails and boiler makers as well. Food trucks will be outside to keep you full, and kung fu will be playing on the projector screen to keep you entertained.

Come party.

white whale melvin

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