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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

Denver Beer Beat

Hey there PorchDrinkers! Native to the city and looking for events to tide you over for the week? New to the city and looking for the best place to find tasty suds? Visiting and looking for events to hit while you are in town? Check out this week’s Denver Beer Beat . . . did we miss any events in this week’s? Let us know.

If you love chocolate OR beer, just wait until your favorite Denver breweries and eateries bring you this week’s Denver Beer Beat of chocolate and beer pairings. A few anniversaries, a new type of beer festival and some all around beery beer beer action, braj . . . Ya know?!

Get Privy . . .

Wednesday, February 12

Strange Brewing (Denver) – They are hosting cheese-making classes with Jackie Rebideau. Watch for discounts on Living Social, Denver Daily Deals and Deal Chicken. Classes run anywhere from an hour-and-half to two hours and starts at 6pm sharp cheddar . . .  (see what I did there?)

Avery Brewing (Boulder) – Sisterhood of the Hop presents ALL YOU NEED IS BEER! Wednesday, February 12th at 7pm. Join Avery Brewing for an intimate exploration of the love affair of beer and chocolate! Delve into the history, culture, and health benefits of these complementary crafts and expand your appreciation of them while creating your own chocolate/beer pairing!

all you need is beer

Tickets are $26 per person, which includes beer, chocolate, knowledge, and fun. Tickets are available in the Avery online Gear Shop and in the Avery Tap Room (303-440-4324). Space is extremely limited.

Copper Kettle (Denver) – February is “Decadent Chocolate” Cask Month, celebrating all the reasons to love chocolate, and your sweetie. We will be tapping a different cask every Wednesday to enjoy some delicious combinations of indulgent ingredients!
This week they will be tapping Chocolate & Vanilla Cream Ale at 3pm until it’s gone. The beer is a light to medium bodied classic American style, brewed with Tahitian vanilla beans and cocoa.

River North Brewery (Denver) – For this week’s pre-anniversary Wayward Wednesday, River North will tap a keg of their latest creation, Scotch Barrel J. Marie. They have another tap line open in the taproom as well. They’re filling that slot with another barrel-aged beer – Whiskey Barrel Quandary!

Thursday, February 13

Wynkoop Brewery (Denver) – We know you love craft beer, but how well do you know the people who make and market said beer? We figured. What better way to showcase the people behind the beer than a brewery pageant? Yes, we said pageant. The folks at Wynkoop paired up with their friends at Imbibe to bring you the inaugural Masters of the Brewniverse.

masters of the brewniverse poster

$25 tickets includes beer and general admission to watch the competition. Proceeds will benefit Mile High United Way, because pageants are all about World Peace right?

Friday, February 14

Wit’s End Brewing Company (Denver) Wit’s End is excited to announce their 3rd Annual Valentine’s Day Beer and Chocolate Pairing!
Their annual alternative to the institutionalized dinners and “specially” overpriced roses continues with our own offering to the Hallmark gods. Yes, you could critique us by calling it a sell-out prix fixe Valentine’s Day special, and you’d be right, but it all seems much cooler because it is beer and chocolate.
We will be bringing back some of the awesome previous pairings as well as some new ones to blow your mind. Also, be ready for a special sappy playlist of music (think Atlantic Starr meets Journey meets The Cure) to wallow in the sorrow of love lost, or simply indulge in some guilty pleasures while celebrating your highly functional relationship.
The pairing will be on Friday, February 14th (of course) from 2-8pmish or until the chocolate runs out…see you on V-Day—CHEERS!

barley and hops for beer lovers

BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats (Boulder) – Join us for our next Beer Dinner, Barley and Hops for Beer Lovers on February 14th. Reservations starting at 5pm, call 720.638.5193.

West Flanders Brewing Co. (Boulder) – The warmth of the taproom, the soft reflection off the fermenters, the flirty way Angry Monk just bubbled at you… Come spend Valentine’s Day with us. 3 course meal, $40 per person, add beer pairings for $15.


Make your reservations today!  Make your reservations today!

Copper Kettle (Denver) – Join the folks at Copper Kettle for some great food and brew as they host “Romance and Bro-Mance” Valentine’s Day Beer Dinner. Bring your spouse, bring your friend, bring your bro. Everyone is welcome for this dinner!

Menu includes:
1st Course
Tempura Fried Soft Shell Crab
Meyer Lemon, Radish, Basil
Beer Pairing: TBD
2nd Course
Potato & Chive Gnocchi
Roasted Squash, Sage, Pomegranate
Beer Pairing: TBD
3rd Course
Braised Pork ‘Osso Bucco’
Velvet Potatoes, Wild Mushrooms, House Bacon, Gremolata
Beer Pairing: Belgian Blond Ale with Rose Hips
4th Course
‘Peanut Butter Cup’
Chocolate Dome, Toasted Peanuts, Caramel Powder
Beer Pairing: Chocolate Milk Stout
Price/person: $55 (price at final checkout includes a 15% tip)
Date: Friday, February 14th
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Copper Kettle Brewing Co
They’ll also have a food truck if the above meal doesn’t fit your fancy. The Food Truck will be El Toro the Tot and will roll up @ 7:00 PM


Black Shirt Brewing (Denver) – Hello lovers – this one is for you! BSB have teamed up with local confectioner “Lucille’s” and local cheese monger “A Cheese Peddler” to create an incredible board of artisan, hand-selected cheeses, bread, and espresso ‘mallows that they’ll offer along with a tasting flight of 8 delicious Red Ales for $30/couple. Beer, cheese, bread, sweets . . . all four food groups!


CAUTION: Brewing Co (Denver and Lakewood) – For all of you who believe Valentine’s Day is just another “Hallmark Holiday”, this event is for you. Head to CAUTION’s “Love To Hate Valentine’s Day Party” on February 14th at both locations.

Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) – This Valentine’s Day, stop in to Boulder Beer Company for some special holiday drinks. First up is a Raspberry Chocolate Cake Beer Cocktail. Another special is a cask of Chocolate Cherry Porter, made from Shake Chocolate Porter.

CHUBurger (Longmont) – Plan now to attend The Sour Ale Showdown taking place at CHUBurger in Longmont, CO on Friday, February 14th starting at 10am and lasting all day. Taste the most bittersweet sour beers around!

sour showdown

Cast your vote for your most favorite sour ale and the winner will be on tap for a month at CHUBurger. On top of that, they’re giving away prizes including FREE BEER FOR A MONTH (limit one a day)!

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) – The 2nd Annual City Star Chocolate & Beer Pairing is Friday, February 14th… Valentine’s Day from 5 and 10pm. $20 includes a flight of 5 beers paired with 5 chocolates. Reserve your pairing online today at The pairing includes five 4oz beer pours paired each with a different chocolate.

Epic Brewing (Denver) – Treat your Valentine to an Epic cheese & chocolate, beer pairing.
3 chocolates, 3 cheeses, 4 barrel aged beers.

epic taproom friday

Chocolates and cheeses are sourced locally, nationally, and imported from Europe. $15 individual, $20 couple. All day Friday.

Barrels & Bottles Brewery (Golden) – Barrels & Bottles will host a special Oskar Blues Tap Takeover including a line-up of 11 O.B. beers including 3 barrel aged varieties. The tap list includes: Ten FIDY (aged in Makers Mark barrels), Gubna (aged in tequila barrels), Merlot Barrel-aged Chaka (Belgian style pale), Icey (wheat IPA), Reeb Rye’d (Rye Pale Ale), Obliterator (German strong bock), Oskar the G’Rauch (smoked IPA), Body like a Battle Axe (Wee Heavy), Old Chub (Scottish style ale), and Marzen (Marzen style). The event runs from 5pm to 10pm. Just for Valentine’s Day we will have chocolate desserts paired with beers & wines and lots of delicious chocolate stouts on tap to include: Odell Brewing Co Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout, Epic Brewing Company Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout, Strange Brewing Company & Epic Brewing Co collaboration Epically Strange Cherry Imperial Stout & Rogue Ales Double Chocolate Stout.

River North Brewery (Denver) – Quick reminder about RNB’s big 2-year Anniversary blow out coming up.
Anniversary Ale #2 will be available on tap and in bottles at the River North taproom from Friday, February 14th through Sunday, February 16th. Bombers will cost $9 each with a 6-bottle limit. The taproom will open early Friday at 1pm. In addition to Anniversary Ale #2, rare beers will be tapped throughout the weekend as follows:
Friday 2/14: Side-by-side tapping of Anniversary Ale #1 (Imperial Stout) and Anniversary Ale #2 (dry-hopped Golden Strong Ale).
Saturday 2/15: Rotating barrel-aged kegs. Brewer’s choice.
Sunday 2/16: J. Marie Barreled & Bretted (Farmhouse Ale aged in red wine barrels with Brettanomyces) on tap. On Sunday River North will also host its first “Cellar Sale.” Limited quantities of rare bottles from throughout the brewery’s history will be available, representing a collection two years in the making.

Saturday, February 15

diebolt brewasanas

Diebolt Brewing Company (Denver) – Is there a better way to start your Saturday than Yoga and Beer? Maybe Beer, then Yoga and Beer. Come on out this Saturday and get your Yogi on with Yoga and Beer {BrewAsanas} at Diebolt Brewing.

Mountain Sun Breweries (Denver, Boulder) – Stout Month!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, February 16

white zephyr

TRVE Brewing (Denver) – At long last they’ll be releasing the third Mythological Occult Ale. Winter Zephyr is their black sour, with the most potent acidity of the series. Citrus and roast akin to cold-brewed coffee make this one of their proudest achievements. Bottles go on sale at 2pm.
Four bottle limit per customer. CVLT members get early access at 1:30pm (not to mention discounted pricing).

Monday, February 17

free - city star

City Star Brewing (Longmont) – We love Mondays at City Star… and we think many of you do too! *Free beer with every 64 oz growler fill on Free Beer Mondays.
*10-16oz pour depending on the beer

ferus fluxus

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) – Come down to our taproom at The Source for the bottle release of Ferus Fluxus. Bottles will be sold $10 each (CASH ONLY) with a 4 bottle limit! Draft will start pouring at 6:30pm!

Tuesday, February 18

Hops & Pie (Denver) – Tuesday 23 is here! 18″ Pie with 2 toppings & 2 drafts for $23 5-Close

Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada)Odyssey Beerwerks joins forces with fellow Arvada business, Adventurers Quarter, to bring you a fun-filled evening of gaming in the taproom. Games will include Apples to Apples, Geek Out!, Cards Against Humanity, and more. And the creator of “Guile” will be demoing his new game, Ophir, before its release later this year. This is for everyone – whether you’re a skilled “gamer” or brand new to the world of gaming.
Sound fun? All customers playing the games will also receive Happy Hour pricing while they play – all night long.

Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew (Denver) – The next Tuesday Artist Glass is here! Get them while you can.


That’s a wrap for this week’s Denver Beer Beat.  Cheers to ye and may eternity find us in as good company as this! Check ya later!


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