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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

Denver Beer Beat

As we push closer to the holidays, we will see an increase in more localized tastings, pairings and celebrations. This week is no different. Check out all of the foamy happenings in the greater Denver area this week.

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 15

TICKET REMINDER: Denver Bacon and Beer Festival – November 16th, 2014 @ the Curtis (LoDo/CBD)

Time: 10:00am

Denver Bacon and Beer Festival will be held at 1405 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

Just a quick note that tickets are on sale right now! Wednesday morning, at 10 AM! RIGHT HERE. You can also click that link to check out the amazing list of restaurants and brewers the promoters have amassed to help throw this party. On Sunday, November 16th from 2:30pm to 5:00pm at The Curtis, @eatboston and Denver Off The Wagon will once again bring together area restaurants and breweries to offer creative bacon-based dishes and fine brews. Proceeds from #DenverBaconAndBeer will benefit Metro CareRing and Project Angel Heart. Your ticket gets you in to Bacon and Beer Fest where you’ll be free to sample the dishes and the beer. There will be other people there with the same intention, so remember to share. Shout out to Savory Spice Shop and Argonaut Wine & Liquor for their help in producing the 3rd Denver Bacon and Beer Festival.

Remember, click RIGHT HERE to snatch your tickets. If you know you’re coming or want to invite your friends, RSVP here!  Of course they’ve got awesome shirts to commemorate the good times to be had!

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

Time: 5:00pm – 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 house hickory-smoked brisket, Carolina style BBQ sauce, jalapeno cream cheese & crispy onion strings 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’s Wayward Wednesday will be a tapping an exotic one for you. “The Hidden Barrel,” a single-keg-only barrel-aged experiment. The brew taps at 3pm!!

Vanilla Chai Pumpkin Ale Cask Tapping @ Copper Kettle Brewing CO (Southeast’est Denver)

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

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! All the things that make you love fall are in this week’s cask!! Start off with an Imperial ESB, add vanilla, chai, pumpkin pie spices and you have an amazing combination flavors that will appease all!! This week, CKBC will tap a Vanilla Chai Pumpkin Ale and pair it with Vanilla Glazed Pumpkin Muffins. CKrêpes & CKatering here at 3 serving up all your favorite gourmet cuisine items!

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India Red Ale – Track 7 – Release @ Black Shirt Brewing (Five Points)

Time: 5:00pm

3719 Walnut St, Denver, Colorado 80205

Wednesday brings a new beer release – India Red Ale #2014-07. Plus, it’s Bring Your Own Vinyl Night.

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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’re releasing “Freddy Brewger’s Never Sleep Again,” a lager brewed with whole, roasty espresso beans to help you stay awake!

“One, Two, Someone’s brewing for you…Three, Four, We’ll have you begging for more
Five, Six, You’ll be drinking it quick(s?)
Seven, Eight, Better not be late (tapped @ 5!)
Nine, Ten, Never Sleep Again!”an eye out for award winning food from Bottlecap BBQ!

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).

Thursday, October 16

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Slope Style Winter IPA Release @ Boulder Beer (Boulder)

Time: 4:00pm

2880 Wilderness Pl., Boulder, CO

Red in color with a perfect blend of five malts and a blast of piney Horizon hops, Slope Style is a hearty, cold weather Red IPA to complement your ski and snowboard season. For those living in the Boulder area, the brewery will tap its first kegs of Slope Style Winter IPA this Thursday, October 16th at 4pm. Festivities during the release party include a prize drawing for two pairs of lift tickets to Loveland Ski Area, the infamous Frozen T-Shirt Contest to win a keg of Slope Style, and for those brave with scissors a Snowflake Cutting Contest to win prizes for most creative snowflakes.

Firkin Thursday @ Station 26 (Northeast Park Hill)

Time: 4:00pm

7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80207

Every Thursday, Station 26 Brewing Co taps a firkin of some delicious concoction that they have dreamed up. This week, Station 26 will tap a firkin at 4:00pm of their Limoncello Cream Ale. We’ll be there at 3:55pm.

Friday, October 17

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 Brown Sugar Butternut Brown Ale!

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Pours for Paws Fundraising Event @ Grist Brewing Co (Highlands Ranch)

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

9150 E. Commerce Center Circle #300, Highlands Ranch 80129

Grist Brewing will be hosting “Pours for Paws” in the tap room with their friends at New Day Animal Allies! Enjoy craftbeer tastings, great local food & a silent auction including a chance to win a keg of Grist’s beer, all for a great cause. Purchase your tickets here.

Saturday, October 18

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Big City Quad (aged in a Manhattan cocktail barrel) Bottle/Draft Release @ River North Brewery  (Five Points)

Time: 1:00pm

2401 Blake St #1, Denver, CO 80205

When River North’s brewers got their hands on barrels that used to hold a Manhattan cocktail blend, they wanted to push their limits, filling them with a lavish and luxurious brew, a celebration of everything delicious and decadent about barrel-aged beer. Rye whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters compliment sweet Belgian malts, creating a timeless classic that can be savored now or cellared for years.

In doing so, they created Big City Quad, a 13.7% Manhattan-aged Belgian-style Quadrupel, which will debut Saturday, October 18th at 1pm in the River North taproom. Both draft pours and bombers-to-go will be available at the release party. River North bottled 150 cases of Big City Quad, which will cost $15 with a limit of three. More bottles will ship to stores in Colorado and Kansas City in the weeks following the release.

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Hans the Hedgehog Release @ Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland)

Time: 12pm

623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO 80537

The Brothers Grimm release a new wheat Bavarian Wheat Lager this Saturday. Combining the easy drinkability of a wheat beer with the crisp clean finish of a German lager the Grimm Bros give you Hans The Hedgehog. Traditionally a wheat beer is made with ale yeast but more recently there has been a “WeiPi” style in Germany combining the popular styles, Weissbier, an ale, and Pilsner, a lager. For Grimm’s version they let lager yeast take the lead during fermentation so instead of the esters (fruity) and phenols (spicy) you would normally get from a weizen yeast, the malt and hops play center stage. Enjoy the malty sweetness that pairs well with the body from wheat malt for a complex yet subtle and easy drinking wheat beer.

High Hops Brewery Beer Brunch @ Moot House (Fort Collins)

Time: 10:30am

2626 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Start your Saturday off with a breakfast inspired beer cocktail, followed by five brunch styled courses each paired with select brews. All beer brunches start at 10:30 AM. Menus are subject to change.

5 Courses & 6 Brews for $25.95

High Hops Brewery’s 2nd Anniversary @ High Hops Brewery (Windsor)

Time: 5:00pm

6461 Colorado 392, Windsor, CO 80550

On Saturday, October 18th High Hops will be 2 years old!! They want you to come celebrate this awesome milestone with them and enjoy great beer, food, and music at High Hops! Special beer releases to include: Barrel-aged Chernobley and a cask conditioned Honey Habanero. Music from 3pm to 9pm featuring Jeff Brinkman (3-5pm), Seth Phillips (5-7pm) and Cosmic Mesa (7-9pm). Food trucks Wed. thru Sunday.

Sunday, October 19

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Grand Coffee Bizarre @ Our Mutual Friend (Five Points)

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205

A coffee-centric event celebrating Denver coffee roasters. Think about the perfect October Sunday morning. We’re guessing it includes good food, a bit of caffeine, and perhaps a boozy beverage shared with friends? That’s why we created The Grand Coffee Bazaar! The Bazaar really is all the things that make a pleasant Sunday morning. Taste and learn about the best coffees Colorado has to offer while enjoying savory brunch foods, a gourmet soft serve ice cream treat, and a morning libation from OMF.

Monday, October 20

Fort Collins Brewery Celebrates #1020 day @ Fort Collins Brewery (Fort Collins)

The Fort Collins Brewery is excited to release the newest addition to the FCB full time beer lineup, 1020 Pale Ale. The 1020 Pale Ale has a citrus aroma with underlying tones of pine and grapefruit zest that inhabit the flavor, while a smooth, light body and crisp, clean bitterness from the Magnum, Cascade and Chinook hops leave your palate both refreshed and liberated.  To celebrate the occasion, FCB has claimed October 20th as 1020 Day.  Throughout the day, FCB is encouraging consumers to post creative photos to their own Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter accounts of the number 1020 with

the #1020 for a chance to win a customized gift basket. 1020 Pale Ale will be available year-round to FCB’s 22-state distribution territory. 1020 is purchasable in draft and 12 oz. bottles sold in 6-packs and FCB’s Brewer’s Lunchbox, a variety 12-pack.

Night with the Brewers @ Renegade Brewing Company (Lincoln Park)

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

925 W 9th Ave Denver, CO 80204

Renegade has their monthly Night with the Brewers coming up this Monday! This week they will be focusing on different yeast strains used in our 5:00 afternoon ale. The brewers will be discussing Kolsch, Scottish, and Lager yeasts and their different characteristics and attributes. ‪#‎mmmbeer

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Sisterhood of the Hop presents “Thriller Night” @ Avery’s Barrel-Aging Cellar (Boulder)

Time: 6:00pm

5763 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303

Learn the dance moves to the most epic song ever! Tickets include beers to help you dance and professional dance instruction. If you want to have some sweet moves for that upcoming Halloween party, this may just be the best twenty bones you spend all week!

BrewAsanas at Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Five Points)

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Jagged Mountain – 1139 20th St, Denver, CO 80202

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.

Tuesday, October 21

Double Stamp Tuesday @ Funkwerks (Ft. Collins)

Time: 12:00pm – 8:00pm

1900 East Lincoln Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Today is Double Stamp Tuesday at Funkwerks. When you purchase 1 bottle from their taproom you’ll receive 2 stamps on your bottle card. That equates to Buy 6 Funkwerks bottles, get 1 for FREE! We think you should probably pick up a couple bottles of the Raspberry Provincial; afterall, it did just win another gold medal for the brewery this year at the Great American Beer Festival!

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Epic Brewing Beer Dinner @ Bistro Vendome (LoDo/Union Station)

Time: 6:30pm

1420 Larimer St Denver, CO 80202

New Bistro Vendome and Epic Brewing Beer Dinner Menu. Tuesday the 21st. You don’t want to miss this!

BrewAsanas at Kokopelli Beer Co. (Westminster)

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Kokopelli Beer Co. – 8931 N Harlan St, Westminster, CO 80031

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.

Future Events

October 25th – Pumpkin Beer Fest @ Hops & Pie at 12pm and running all day.
October 25th – Very Nice Brewing 2nd Anniversary Party from 12 noon to 10pm.
October 31st – Halloween Party! Costume contest, food/drinks, & live music @ Kokopelli Beer Co
October 31st – Upslope Brewing’s Swills & Chills Halloween Costume Party @ the Lee Hill Taproom.
November 1st – Funkwerks will release “Crimson”, a wild cherry Belgian-style ale.
November 1st – Fall Back Beer Fest @ Estes Park Events Center & Pavilion
December 13thDenver Beer Festivus Festival @ McNichols Building

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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