PorchDrinking’s Weekly 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.
Welcome back to another installment of PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat. The Denver Beat brings news of all of the beer events in the Denver Metro area including openings, releases, dinners, anniversaries, etc. On the tail end of some Fourth of July hangs, the Denver Metro area gets back into gear as they get ready for the Colorado Brewer’s Rendezvous in Salida this weekend and Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp in just a couple of weeks. Until then, let’s keep the party going!
** New Brewery Openings: Living the Dream (Highlands Ranch) and Powder Keg Brewing Company (Niwot) both open on Saturday, July 12th and Finkle & Garf Brewing Co. opens on Monday, July 14th (Boulder) (see below for more details)**
Wednesday, July 9
River North Brewery (Fivepoints/Ballpark) – For this week’s Wayward Wednesday, River North Brewery will showcase Oud Bruin! This is their big Flanders style red ale. Super sour & puckery. I am stoked! Are you? Only five gallons of this crowd pleaser, first pours are starting at 3pm.
Copper Kettle Brewing (Southeast Denver) – July is “Saison Cask Month” at Copper Kettle. Each Wednesday this month, we are celebrating the style of Saisons. The Saison started as a seasonal summer style produced in the French-speaking part of Belgium and is now brewed year-round. This refreshing style has a medium to strong fruity/spicy taste with a distinctive yellow-orange color, highly carbonated, well hopped, and dry with a quenching acidity. This week’s Saison is our Brett Saison. The Brettanomyces yeast is a wild strain giving the saison a funky, barnyard taste and aroma. CKrêpes & CKatering out at 3pm serving up their delicious sweet & savory items!!
Two casks every Wednesday starting at 2pm and serving until 10pm!!
Hops & Pie Artisan Pizzeria and Craft Brew Taproom (Berkeley) – Hops and Pie’s Wednesday special is $2 Craft Can Night from 5pm to close. Also, this week’s artisan sando: hickory smoked baby back ribs, green apple slaw & carolina bbq sauce over house made jalapeno cornbread!!
Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) – On Wednesday, July 9th, drop in for a pint of their new Mexican Lager that they will tap. Also, look for LTBC at the upcoming Colorado Brewer’s Rendezvous in Salida, CO on July 12th.
Station 26 Brewing Company (Northeast Denver) – This week at S26BC is a good one!
Wed – Netherlands – Argentina game at 2:00, Orange Crunch food truck at 4:00
Firkin Thu – IPA No. 1 w/ fennel and agave nectar tapping and Farm to Truck at 4:00
Fri – Big Kiwi Eats food truck at 4:00
Sat – Basic Kneads Pizza at 1:00, World Cup third place match at 2:00
Sun – BLUEGRASS BRUNCH at 11:00 (live music from Modern Whiskey Market , donuts from Glazed & Confuzed, and barbecue from Rolling Smoke BBQ) , and the World Cup final at 1:00
Thursday, July 10
Parry’s Pizza (All Locations) – #ParrysPints – $3 pints of craft beer for the month of June. Check them out and share this with your friends and enemies. Highlands Ranch, Greenwood Village and Castle Rock locations. #AleYeah #craftbeer Great Divide Brewing Co. Left Hand Brewing Company Boston Beer Company Grist House Brewing Dry Dock Brewing Company
Denver Beer Co. (LoHi) – 7pm – Beer & Cheese Pairing in the Barrel Room! Join DBC for their monthly Beer & Cheese Pairing with A Cheese Peddler on Thursday, July 10th. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance here. Each $30 paring includes four 6oz pours paired with four cheeses + snacks and a welcome beer!
High Hops Brewery (Windsor) – Tequila Barrel Aged Golden One Release! Get inspired on a whole new level! This is their award winning Golden One aged on some tequila barrel. We know; it is the perfect makeup for an awesome beer!
Kokopelli Beer Co (Westminster) – Thursday, July 10th at 4pm Kokopelli Beer Company is having their ribbon cutting! This is a special event for the brewery and they are including 20% off all merchandise as well as food and drink specials!! Not to mention the ribbon that they’re cutting with the city will be FRESH, real hop vines!!!
Goldspot Brewing Company (Berkeley/Regis) – Goldspot’s garage door is installed and their bar is (mostly) framed. Expect beer before the end of summer.
Friday, July 1
Odell Brewing (Fort Collins) – Odell Brewing will celebrate the release of Fifty Niner in the Tap Room on July 11, 12, and 13 (note the brewery will close early at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 12). Guests can enjoy samples of the beer, local food truck fare, and live music by Purr Gato on Sunday from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Fifty Niner will be available in 750 ml, cork & cage finished bottles throughout the brewery’s 11 state distribution footprint.
Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen (Capitol Hill) – Bike racks were just installed on Lowdown’s patio. Parking for 28 bikes inside their gated patio! They are super stoked that they’re getting used already. Ten more racks are coming on the sidewalk next week. Plenty of parking for all your bikes!
Dry Dock Brewing Co. (Aurora) – Join Dry Dock each Friday for Firkin Friday, where they’ll tap one of their beers that’s been cask-conditioned… usually with a twist! This week, the Dock crew will be tapping a Sriracha tossed Roasted Pecans. I don’t even know what that means and I like it!
New Belgium’s Clips Beer and Film Tour (Boulder) – Clips Beer and Film Tour, a beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting show featuring short films from New Belgium fans is making a stop at the Twenty Ninth Street Mall in Boulder tonight from 8 to 11 p.m. The event features short films and plenty of New Belgium beer, including hard to-find rarities from the Lips of Faith series. Admission is free, for more information visit the New Belgium website.
Saturday, July 12
Breckenridge Brewery (Baker) – Come help celebrate their 24th Anniversary Hootenanny! Grab tickets here! Breckenridge Brewery will be closing down Kalamath Street in front of the brewery and throwing a big street party to celebrate their Anniversary. There will be two stages of music (6 bands), a pig roast, and lots of beer! And what’s great is that the event is all-inclusive of all of this! The party starts at 11am. Tickets are $30 for drinkers or $15 for Designated Drivers. More info at www.breckbrew.com/hootenanny
18th Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous (Salida, CO) – 75 Colorado brewers pouring over 200 different beers to quench your thirst and plenty of good food available to satisfy your hunger. Tickets and More info here.
Living The Dream Brewing (Highlands Ranch) – 2pm – Living the Dream opens it’s doors and will have five beers on tap. The brewery will be open Friday through Sundays with extended hours and more beer coming soon.
Station 26 Brewing (Northeast Park Hill) – 6pm – 7:30pm – BrewAsanas brings you relief to you early in the week with some yoga and a beer for your hump day. Adrienne teaches fun, yet challenging vinyasa flow classes with peak poses, and is passionate about introducing yoga to all sorts of yogis and non-yogis alike. Beer and yoga? Could two things like these ever co-exist? You bet your flexible-ass they can! BrewAsanas takes a rocking one-hour yoga class and follows it up with a brew in the brewery. Bring a yoga mat and water.
Denver Beer Co (LoHi) – Comedy Night at the Barrel Room. Join them for a fun night of comedy, beer, drinking games, laughs & more beer! Buy tickets today! Ticket includes comedy + 1 beer – Doors will open at 7pm and the fun will begin soon after.
Freshcraft (LoDo/Union Station) – 1pm – Rare Beer Saturdays is back for its next installment. This week’s Rare Beer Saturday will be with Alaskan Brewing Co.. They’ve been cellaring their amazing 25th Anniversary Stout Perseverance for a few years and it’s time to unleash her glory onto you. Along with Perseverance, Freshcraft were lucky enough to acquire a keg of 2008 Barley Wine. They will tap both beers at 1pm this coming Saturday, Brewery representation will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, and to give away a few goodies. Hope to see you there!
Sunday, July 13
Copper Kettle (Southeast Denver) – Paul’s Cherry Limeaid IPA Release at noon. The release is a refreshing IPA with a twist of lime and maraschino cherries. (He has been talking about this one for awhile folks!!) The Wing Wagon Grill will be there at 2pm serving up their amazing wings, ribs, and burgers!!
Avery Brewing (Boulder) – No. 21 – Black Eye Barrel-Aged (Rum Barrels) Imperial Stout Taproom Release – If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again, matey!! Bottle sales begin at 1pm. Each bottle is $12 per 12oz. bottle, limit 12 bottles per person. Bring cash for the lineup of beers available on draft! Specialty draft list for the party! Papa Sour Eremita V Khodynka 2006 Samael’s
2008 The Beast
2008 The Czar
2009 The Czar
2010 The Czar
Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) – Don’t forget, this is the last day to sign up for the Odyssey Beerwerks’ Adventure Club!!
Yak & Yeti Restaurant and Brewpub (Arvada) – This Sunday is the next Brewery Bike Crawl. (July 13th at 11AM-5PM). The ride is starting at the Yak and Yeti, heading to Odyssey, then onto the Denver Highlands (Hogshead, Diebolt and Desteeg). Free to attend, just buy your own beers. (most places are offering discounts to riders) more details here.
Monday, July 14
Federal Bar & Grill (Jefferson Park) – Monday night Beer Club tonight! They have select craft pints for $3 from 6pm-11pm for Beer Club members. Sign up is free.
Parry’s Pizza (All Locations) – Every Monday, all day – Large 18″ cheese pizza – $10. Toppings additional. Dine-in and take-out only.
Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree) – It’s Growler Monday! Bring in and fill your LTBC logo’d growler and receive a discount. Not that you needed an excuse for beer on a Monday…but now you have one. Slainte!
4 Noses Brewing Co (Broomfield) – It’s Anarchy Monday! Get $4 Anarchy mugs and $1 off all pints all night long.
Finkle & Garf Brewing Co. (Boulder) – The beer is ready and they are ready! They will be open this Monday from 3-9p.
Tuesday, July 15
Funkwerks (Ft. Collins) – Don’t forget that every Tuesday is Double Stamp Tuesday at Funkwerks. Stop in and buy a bottle to go and get your card stamped twice today. If you get 6 stamps you get a free bottle of Funkwerks beer!
Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew (Five Points) – 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), Our Mutual Friend will feature a new artist. Support local art and local suds!
Odyssey Beerwerks (East Arvada) – Get a FREE BEER every Tuesday from Odyssey Beerwerks when you buy a growler fill. Offer good all day on Tuesdays. Also enjoy Happy Hour 3pm to 5pm.
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Five Points) – On Tuesday, July 15th at 6 p.m. they will tap a specialty keg of Nightmare on Brett Batch #2. This is a very limited amount of beer so try to get to the taproom early. Cheers!
July 17 – The Big Eat Denver – find tickets here – 36+ of Denver’s hottest indie restaurants, wine, beer and spirits will showcase their magnificence.
July 19th – Wynkoop Brewing Co (Union Station/LoDo) – Wynkoop hosts the 4th Annual United Tastes of Belgium. The event brings reps and brewers from over 30 breweries to show off their finest Belgian and Belgian-inspired styles of beer. Limited Advanced tickets are available for $30, buy now to save $10!
July 25th – Beer Camp Across America (Civic Center Park – Denver) – Eighty Colorado breweries have signed on to join fellow brewers and beer lovers at Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Across America, an unprecedented traveling beer festival that will take place later this summer.
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!