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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.

Wednesday, April 16



Powder Keg Brewing Company (Niwot) – Structure for wrap-around bar is complete and architectural detail for tap wall is framed! Expect beer flowing sometime soon.

Station 26 Brewing (Denver) – The blokes at Station 26 Brewing will be tapping a Foreign Extra Stout (6.5%, 45 IBUs) today while Orange Crush parks outside to provide the perfect beer accompaniment and tomorrow around 4pm, they’re tapping a firkin of Cream Ale with green tea, and Pride of Philly will be serving delicious cheese steaks and other food all night!  Take a chance to get over there and enjoy some delicious brews.

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Parry’s Pizza (Highlands Ranch) – Starting at 6pm, get twisted – as they say – with a Twisted Pine Brewing pint night.

River North Brewery (Denver) – For this week’s Wayward Wednesday, they’ll be tapping a big ‘ole keg of Whiskey Barrel Quandary. This figgy quad does wonders when it mixes with sweet vanilla and caramel oaky-ness of the barrel. Just sayin’.

Thursday, April 17

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) – Funkwerks Cigar Night is starting this Thursday! Funkwerks are teaming up with Edward’s Pipe & Cigar Shop to start a Cigar and Beer Night at Funkwerks every Thursday. Edwards will be there to discuss cigars and beer! They will also have cigars for sale in the taproom. This weekly event will be weather permitting as it takes place outside. It’s Colorado, and you never know what to expect. However, cigar smoking will always be allowed on Thursdays, rain or shine! Smoke ’em if you got ’em!

2nd annual new brew crew

New Brew Crew (Boulder) – A Tasting of Rare and Special Ales – The 2nd Annual New Brew Crew is a festival celebrating the Boulder area’s newest breweries. Much akin to the New Kids on the Block Festival we were recently a part of, New Brew Crew celebrates those breweries that should be on your go-to list for your next beer! I call mine the “brewcket list,” but you can call it whatever you want. Join 6 of the newest breweries in Colorado this Thursday April 17th from 7pm to 10pm for an intimate tasting of rare and special beers. Enjoy hand crafted artisan food paired with each beer while you mingle with the brewers whose skills and imagination created the unique brews. Breweries in attendance will include the following: West Flanders Brewing, Twelve Degree Brewing, Bru Handbuilt Ales, Fate Brewing, Front Range Brewing and The Post Brewing Co. Purchase your tickets online or call or swing by West Flanders Brewing Company. The menu looks amazing. Hope to see you there! Did we mention unlimited beer and food samples?! Buy a ticket already.

West Flanders Brewing Co: Trippel Lutz
Organic Eggplant Spread with Shiitake Slivers & Preserved Lemon
Twelve Degree Brewing Co.: Brett Saison
Red Wagon Farms Spinach with Golden Raisin, Brown Rice, Hazelnut & Chevre Cheese Dolmades
Bru Handbuilt Ales:  Beezel
Seared Spanish Mackerel with Sweet Potato & Fennel Giardiniera
Fate Brewing: Imperial Red Ale
Braised Short Rib Raviolo with Soubise Broth
Front Range Brewing Co.: Black Saison
Duck Confit & Rainbow Chard Croquette
Post Brewing Co: Big Rosie
Shaved Lamb Tongue ‘Reuben Style’ with Pickled Onion & Angry Monk Mustard
West Flanders Brewing Co.: Chocolate Milk Stout
Float with Alchemy Milk Stout Ice Cream & Macerated Strawberries

Friday, April 18

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Historian’s Ale House (Denver) – Join us on Thursday April 18th as Black Sky Brewery, Elk Mountain Brewing, Tivoli Brewing & Diebolt Brewing Company battle it out in Historian’s Battle of the Breweries 2nd Round 2nd Bracket. Shot gun start at 6:30pm. First brewer to kick their keg wins & moves on to the finals. They will be raffling off swag from all 4 brewers every 10 minutes. Don’t miss out! #CraftBeer

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Novo Coffeeshop (Denver) – Kurt Vonnegut Beer Pre-Release Party. Fat Sully’s. Novo Coffee. Wynkoop Beer. Latte Art. Enough said. Go to this!

Saturday, April 19

Avery Brewing Company (Boulder) – The BeerAdvocate Social will be at Avery Brewing Company. Their first two were nothing but good times, so don’t miss out. More info + sign up here.

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Black Sky Brewery (Denver) – Black Sky Brewery will host their Heshers n’ Hellions 80’s Metal Night. Spinning 80’s thrash/glam/heavy metal vinyl, and it’s International Record Store Day! Come get fucked up, eat pizza, and rock out to the only music that matters.

brufrou pairings

BrüFrou at Wings Over the Rockies (Denver) –  BrüFrou [broo-froo] is the craft beer and food pairing event for foodies who appreciate the nuances of tastes, scents and textures… but there’s more to BruFrou than meets the eye…and the tastebuds. The inspiration for BrüFrou is Colorado’s vibrant local roster of community beer and food events revealing an inflection point on the scene. Craft beer has moved main-stage, no longer a sidelined curiosity. Building upon the localized celebrations, BrüFrou elevates craft beer to the next level, elevating the appreciation of craft beer paired with culinary excellence. Beer, and food, paired together so eloquently in an old WWII hangar? Heck yes! There is an afternoon and an evening session! Grab your tickets now!

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Lowry Beer Garden (Denver) – Hop on over to the Lowry Beer Garden at 11am for an Easter Egg Hunt extravaganza. The hunt starts at 11:15am sharp so it is imperative that you get your little one signed up at 11am. Also, they have beer there. So, go to there. Cool.

Sunday, April 20

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Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver) – New tour schedule! Playing hooky no longer required – join us weekdays at 5pm.

Wynkoop Brewery (Denver) – Wynkoop will celebrate the official release of the beer with a Sunday brunch on 4/20 from 11-4pm with a menu of options all themed after Kurt Vonnegut books, each served with Kurt’s Mile High Malt.  Novo will be on-site serving up fresh pour-over coffee from 11-1pm as well. No reservations required.  See menu below.

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Kurt’s Mile High Malt 4/20 Breakfast of Champions
Breakfast of Champions – French toast stuffed with mascarpone and macerated strawberries, coated in wheaties and topped with ginger caramel and fresh whipped cream
Cat’s Cradle – Buttermilk biscuits, fried green tomatoes, ham steak and poached eggs topped with a pimento cheese hollandaise and a side of hash
Slaughterhouse-Five – Breakfast burrito with five porks (bacon, shredded pork, ham, sausage and crispy prosciutto), scrambled eggs, hash and cheddar, smothered in green chili and pico.
Player Piano – Croissant, poached fig spread, brie cheese, fried egg, crispy pancetta, frisee and hollandaise, side of hash
The Sirens of Titan – Bowl of hash with tenderbelly habanero bacon, roasted Anaheim chilis, tomatoes, arugula, cheddar and jack topped with sunnyside egg.Welcome to the Monkey House -Chocolate and peanut butter chunk buttermilk pancakes topped with vanilla bean crème anglaise, honey butter and bruleed banana

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TRVE Brewing (Denver) – 16:20 – NAZARETH makes it’s descent into the Baker neighborhood. Slow, churning and always enclouding; this brew packs in the dank! They dry hopped Nazareth… and then dry hopped it again just a few weeks ago. Now they ready the return of their biggest beer yet. Drop out of life with beer in hand. Their ultimate ode to the ultimate ode to the spliff. Like a caravan of creedsmen marching through a hasheeshian landscape, with bails of hops tied to the backs of their beasts. This Double IPA clocks in at 10% abv. See you all on April 20th at 16:20.

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Barrels and Bottles (Golden) – Announcing the release of Hoppy Peeps! An ESB styled ale, made with English and German hops, just in time for Easter! It drinks smooth and light with a hint of sweetness and bitterness, in balance with one another. 78 Peeps gave their lives for this beer. Brewed by Kim Collins and Shaun Salyards. 5%ABV, 45 IBUs.
Only on Easter, with a full pour, each Hoppy Peeps will be served with a side car Peep!

Monday, April 21

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

Tuesday, April 22

tap it tuesday

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) – They will be tapping specialty blends and rare kegs from their Barrel Cellar every Tuesday @ 6:00pm.

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

Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew (Denver) – Keep the Glass! Every Tuesday for $10 you get an artist series glass (10oz) and three fills (under 8% abv). Every month (or while supplies last) will feature a new artist. Support local art and local suds!

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Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) – Get a FREE BEER every Tuesday when you buy a growler fill. Offer good all day on Tuesdays. Also enjoy Happy Hour 3pm to 5pm.

*****Future F&%^ing Events*****

April 25th – Avery Brewing Company (Boulder) – Avery’s 5th Annual Boulder SourFest tickets go on sale. This sells out very, very quickly. All beers here feature sour or wild recipes made with bacteria and wild yeast. Tickets include 16 two-ounce pours and a commemorative glass! Pucker up, Buttercup!

April 26th –Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar (Highland’s Ranch) – Avery Brewing Company and Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar have teamed up for a very special craft beer event. What could it be, you ask? Another Big Ass Tap Takeover! Parry’s in Highlands Ranch will be allowing a “takeover” of at least 30 taps on April 26th beginning at 11AM until close for the general public. There will be “kill the keg” contests, raffles for Avery and Parry’s merchandise and three VIP tours to Avery’s own brewery as well as hourly bottle releases. Bottles being released range from Avery’s barrel projects including sours, big ales to even some vintage selections straight from their very own cellar.

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!

Stay Thirsty! and Keep Denver Beer’d!

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