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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

Denver Beer Beat

Another crazy week of GABF events is behind us as well as summer and its festival season. This week is a breath of fresh air for many brewers, front of house staff and bottle shoppe owners in the Denver area. As we push closer to the holidays, we will see an increase in more localized tastings, pairings and celebrations. So we raise a glass to our friends in beer and congratulate them on their medals, lack of beer and lack of sleep as we eschew you readers into a few events that are most excellent. The local #Denverbeer scene isn’t off the rails this week but their is still some serious buzzing on the track and light moving through the tunnel.

Are you native to the city and looking for events to tide you over for the week? Are you 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 and return each week to find all things #craftbeer in the Denver Metro Area.

Wednesday, October 8th

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Denver Beer Festivus –  Ticket Reminder (Denver)

Time: until they sell out

Denver Beer Festivus – The McNichols Building – 144 Colfax Ave, Denver CO, 80202 on Dec 13th, 2014

Denver is home to almost 40 breweries in operation, and 20 more breweries are in active development. To celebrate these breweries, Imbibe Events and Denver Off The Wagon will host the annual Denver [only] Beer Festivus, a beer festival for the rest of us, on Dec. 13 from 3 – 6:30 p.m. at the McNichols Building at 144 West Colfax.

Last year’s festival featured 25 breweries with roughly 1,000 craft beer enthusiasts and yet again, an amazing dance party. This year, more than 60 breweries have been invited to participate. In order to qualify for an invitation, a brewery must have a Denver address. Denver Beer Festivus is open to adults 21 and older. Event tickets were posted for sale on Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. Mountain Standard Time starting at $40.

The lineup (so far) for Festivus on 12/13/14 include: Baere Brewing Company, Black Sky Brewery, Breckenridge Brewery, CAUTION: Brewing Company, Cerebral Brewing, Chain Reaction Brewing Company, Colorado Cider Company, Copper Kettle Brewing Company, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, De Steeg Brewing, Declaration Brewing Company, Denver Beer Co., Denver Chophouse & Brewery, Diebolt Brewing Co., Epic Brewing Company, Factotum BrewHouse, Fermæntra, Fiction Beer Company, Former Future Brewing Company, Goldspot Brewing Company, Great Divide Brewing Company, Hogshead Brewery, Jagged Mountain Brewery, Mockery Brewing Co., Our Mutual Friend, Tenth Acre & Brewery, Renegade Brewing Company, River North Brewery, Rock Bottom Brewery, Station 26 Brewing Co., Stem Ciders, Strange Craft Beer Company, TRVE Brewing Co., Vine Street Pub & Brewery, Wit’s End Brewing Company, Wynkoop Brewing Company and Zephyr Brewing Company.

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$2 Craft Can Night @ Hops & Pie (Berkeley)

Time: 5:oopm – Close

3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212

Wednesday is $2 Craft Can Night from 5pm-close at Hops and Pie.  This week’s artist sando of the week is a Hoisin Glazed Meatloaf and Miso/Jalapeno Slaw on a Griddled House Roll!

Wayward Wednesday at River North Brewery (LoDo/Ballpark)

Time: 3:00pm

2401 Blake St #1, Denver, CO 80205

River North Brewery has another gem for today’s Wayward Wednesday, they’ll tap some 2013 Barrel Aged Avarice! If you’re lucky, they may still have some leftovers like Rum Barrel Quandary, Tequila J. Maria and Barrel Blonde.

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Pumpkin Pie Milk Stout Cask Tapping @ Copper Kettle Brewing CO (Southeast’est Denver)

Time: 2:00pm – 10:00pm (hurry in for the beer paired with a cookie!)

1338 S Valentia St Suite 100, Denver, Colorado 80247

Every Wednesday, CKBC releases a fun and interesting one off cask. This month is full of pumpkin goodnesses! Pumpkin pie flavored beers are all the rage and CKBC has been hit with the craze too!! So, this October, all of their Wednesday casks will be created with the pumpkin pie in mind! And better yet, some of the women of CKBC will be making dessert pairings for each beer each week!! You know how they love to bake!! So get there early for a tasty beer and specialty treat, as they will go fast!! This week, a style favorite at CKBC, their Milk Stout with pumpkin pie spices like Saigon cinnamon, nutmeg and clove added. Perfect for the cooler weather!! This week’s dessert pairing will be Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with dark chocolate frosting! These won’t last long at all! CKrêpes & CKatering here at 3 serving up all your favorite gourmet cuisine items!


Ales from the Crypt Firkin Tapping @ High Hops Brewery (Windsor)

Time: 5:00pm

6461 Colorado 392, Windsor, CO 80550

This October High Hops are taking a break from their “Firkin Hump Day” to release unto the world something dark and sinister, beers they discovered in the depths of Windsor, brews so Evil that they are not sure that the small town is ready for them. They bring you “Ales from the Crypt.” Every Wednesday at 5PM. They’ll introduce one of the brews each Wednesday and on the night of All Hallows Eve, they will end the month will a special release to “appease the demons!” Try them all if you dare!

This Wednesday they will tap into “NosferHOPtu” – Full Moon Ale! This brew has a nice malt profile with enough Summit hops to keep the undead at bay. Come get a pint before the moon is full…all it will cost you is your “sweat and tears…and perhaps a little blood!” Keep an eye out for award winning food from Bottlecap BBQ!

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Buy the Round! Wednesday @ Our Mutual Friend (Five Points)

Time: 4:00pm – 10:00pm

2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205

Buy the Round! Every Wednesday from open to close! Tell all your friends (to buy you beer).

Firkin Friday at Dry Dock Brewing (Aurora)

Time: 3:00pm

15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, Colorado 80014

FIRKIN! It’s Firkin Friday at Dry Dock, where the brewery taps one of their beers that’s been cask-conditioned… usually with a twist! This week, they tap a Smoked Amber Ale!

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BrewAsanas at Diebolt Brewing (Sunnyside)

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Diebolt Brewing – 3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO 80211

This all levels class is ideal for anyone who is interested in exploring yoga in a different and chill environment and look to expand their minds in respect to local beers! What more can you want than yoga and beer? Each session includes a 1-hour yoga session followed by a pint of your choice. Bring a mat and water. Class will be held with 2 or more people, will be cancelled 1 hour prior if no registrants.

Thursday, October 9th

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#KegsWithLegs #46 @ Victors & Spoils (Boulder)

Time: 5:30pm

1904 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

Join Victors & Spoils for a Thursday full of fine brew, burgers, beer pong and corn hole. Upslope, Wild Woods and Sanitas breweries will provide libations. And yes, they’ll have Thursday Night’s Colts-Texans game on the telly. Snarfburger will be manning the grill. And to top it all off, they’ll have a vodka ice luge. Not for the faint of liver.

Friday, October 10th

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Refreshment for a Cause @ Parry’s Pizza locations (All 4 metro locations)

Time: 11am to close.
Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock, and Parker.

Not too long ago Parry’s Pizza paired up with Epic Brewing to provide a beer that would be privately labeled through Parry’s. The beer was to be called, Landon’s Wanna Walk Wheat. To make a long story short, they wanted this to be a refreshing beer for a cause. So, they paired up with St. Jude Children’s Hospitals to make the sales of this beer go further for the good of children and their families. For every pint they sell of this beer, they are going to give .25¢ to St. Jude. They’ve been doing this since October 1st of 2013 and the last day for this round of donations is October 1st of this year. After October 1st, they’ll tally everything up and then they’re throwing a party. But don’t fret, they’ll be doing this from here on out with Landon’s Wanna Walk Wheat.

Many breweries have generously donated kegs of their own beer to further their efforts in getting St. Jude the donations they need to continue doing what they do. All sales from these beers will be donated to St. Jude. The Parry’s Greenwood Village location is where the check will be presented to St. Jude’s representatives and a photo op with many of the contributors. It’s also where Epic Brewing will have their one-off firkin made especially for this event. All day. All Parry’s Locations.

Participating breweries include Renegade Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, Avery Brewing, Grist Brewing, Epic Brewing, Paradox Brewing, Blue Spruce Brewing, Uinta, Twisted Pine Brewing, Odell Brewing, Great Divide Brewing, Lone Tree Brewing and more TBA.

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Bourbon 101 @ Berkeley Untapped (Berkeley)

Time: 4:00pm

4267 Tennyson Street, Denver, CO 80212

Need a beer break after the GABF weekend? Join Berkeley Untapped and Garrison Brothers Distillery for an exclusive preview of Garrison Brothers Fall 2014 straight bourbon whiskey. For $20 per person, enjoy samples of the Fall 2013, Spring 2014 and new Fall 2014 vintage bourbons. Charlie Garrison will be present to discuss the three bourbons, the history of whiskey in America, the proper way to sample bourbon, and how Garrison Brothers are making their whiskies. There are no reservations necessary and this event is open to the public.

Saturday, October 11th

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Black Shirt Brewing Turns Two!

Help celebrate Black Shirt Brewing Company’s 2nd Anniversary with great food, live music, and killer red ales.

*Special beer tappings
*BSB merch & beer giveaways every hour, on the hour
*Live music from The Longest Day Of The Year 8-9pm
*Jessie’s Smokin’ NOLA Food Truck
*Two Year Anniversary exclusive from our friend TiredPirate

Open from 2-10pm. Bring your friends, bring your kids, and bring your dog!

First Annual 4 Noses Oktoberfest Celebration Weekend @ 4 Noses (Broomfield)

Time: 11:00am

8855 W 116th Cir #4, Broomfield, CO 80021

The folks at the 4 Noses are very pleased to announce the first annual 4 Noses Oktoberfest this weekend, October 11-12! There will be traditional 1L steins of their Oktoberfesht Marzen Lager, smoked turkey legs, brats, live music and much more! In addition, they will be running specials all weekend long to celebrate the Grand Opening of Urban Dog! So break out your Lederhosens and Dirndls and follow your nose!

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Bear Hot Wings and Grimm Brother’s Chili Beer Challenge @ Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland)

Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

623 Denver Ave, Loveland, Colorado 80537

Can you beat the Bear & Beer Challenge? Get your hot on as you will have 12 minutes to finish 12 of Wing Shack‘s hottest Bear Hot wings and down a pint of Grimm Brothers chili beer. $20 to enter and you could be the new proud owner of a Bear & Beer t-shirt. Can you handle the heat???

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Patrick’s Belgian Tasting  featuring Westvleteren XII @ Patrick’s (Greeley)

Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm.

Patrick’s Irish Pub – 907 8th Ave., Greeley, CO 80631

DAYTRIP TO BELGIUM?!? For Patrick’s Irish Pub’s third Beer Cellar Tasting, they’ve decided to up the ante. The Greeley pub is featuring various vintages of Belgian style beers,  that will ultimately build its way up to a tasting of the coveted and ever elusive Westvleteren XII. ‘Westy 12’ is a Belgian dark strong ale and is regarded as one of the biggest white whales in beer culture.  The pub will be  pouring the following brews: 2013 Ommegang Gnomegang, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Ommegang Three Philosophers, 2014 Ommegang Valar Morghulis, 2014 Duvel, 2014 Duvel Triple Hop, 2013 Boulevard Sixth Glass, 2013 Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza, 2014 Boulevard Love Child #4, 2014 Elevation Signal de Botrange, and finally they will pour that sweet, sweet 2013 Westvleteren XII nectar of the gods. Tickets will go fast. Eventbrite.

Sunday, October 12th

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Broncos, Breakfast Burritos and Beermosas @ Big Choice Brewery (Broomfield)

Time: 9:00am

7270 W 118th Pl, Broomfield, CO 80020

Join Big Choice as they host the Denver Broncos game on October 12th at 9am. Breakfast burritos and Beermosas will be available for purchase, $1 off 4-packs of cans to go, all day growler happy hour. Game starts at 11am and enjoy $1 off your pints during the game itself!

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Update on the Acid Temple via TRVE Brewing (Baker/Valverde)

2620 W 2nd Ave, Denver CO, 80219

They have had many of their CVLT member inquire about the progress being made at The Acid Temple. As many of you may have seen, the equipment has arrived. They’re in the process of securing the oaken resting places for their beer. They’ve also been able to secure a significant amount of aged and de-bittered hops – the ale esotericists among you can probably guess what these will be used for. At this point they are awaiting the necessary permits from the city to begin construction, which they are hoping will be granted shortly. That is all they can reliably divulge at this time. Expect to hear more in the coming months. They thank you for your continued devotion to the Cvlt and look forward to continuing to be the soundtrack to your imbibing!

Future Events

October 18thBig City Quad (aged in a Manhattan cocktail barrel) Bottle/Draft Release @ River North Brewery at 1:00pm.
October 19thGrand Coffee Bizarre at Our Mutual Friend – 10am – 2pm – A coffee-centric event celebrating Denver coffee roasters.
October 20thFort Collins Brewery Celebrates #1020 day & the release of their new brew, 1020 Pale Ale.
October 25thVery Nice Brewing 2nd Anniversary Party from 12 noon to 10pm.
October 31stHalloween Party! Costume contest, food/drinks, & live music @ Kokopelli Beer Company
October 31stUpslope Brewing’s Swills & Chills Halloween Costume Party @ the Lee Hill Taproom.

Thanks for joining us for another installment of PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat. The Denver Beer Beat brings news of openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, anniversaries, tap takeovers etc.

Cheers to ye and may eternity find us in as good company as this! Did we miss any events in this week’s? Let us know by emailing us at cory{at}porchdrinking{dot}com.

Stay Thirsty and Keep Denver Beer’d!

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