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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

Denver Beer Beat

Welcome, boils and ghouls! Your pal, the Craft Keeper here, just “diggin’ up” some events for the week. Ah, what fun we will have. As the Brewmaster of Scaremonies, I’ll lead you along the way as this week’s events promise to be quite “wild” and will have all of your “heads” a-rollin with tons of beer releases, All Hollows Eve beer celebrations, and costume parties. Enjoy the spoils of our city and drive responsibly, kiddies!

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 22

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Taplist Update for the Week @ Powder Keg Brewing Company (Niwot)

Time: Mon – Wed: 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Thu – Sat: 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Sun: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
101 2nd Ave, Niwot, CO 80544

New guest beers on tap this week: New Belgium Brewing Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout, The Bruery Autumn Maple, Anderson Valley Brewing Company Gose. Go get some before they drink it all. Check out our full tap list here.

Bourbon Oak-Aged Pumpkin Porter Tapping @ Copper Kettle Brewing (SE Denver)

Time: 2:00pm – 10:00pm (hurry in for the beer paired with a Bourbon-Pumpkin Pie Bite!)
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! Everyone loved the Imperial Pumpkin Porter so much, they decided to dress it up and bring it out again!! This week’s cask is the 2014 Pumpkin Porter with bourbon soaked oak spirals. CKBC will tap a Bourbon Pumpkin Porter and pair it with Bourbon-Pumpkin Pie Bites (A mini pumpkin pie with tasty bourbon!). CKrêpes & CKatering here at 3pm serving up all your favorite gourmet cuisine items!


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Wayward Wednesday at River North Brewery (LoDo/Ballpark)

Time: 3:00pm
2401 Blake St #1, Denver, CO 80205

River North Brewery will showcase the absolute last keg of B-Side Quandary, hiding for over a year. Come drink it Wednesday at 3pm for Wayward Wednesday! They’ll also have classic Quandary and Big City Quad on tap as well…

$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.Crispy Pancetta, Pesto Chicken, Balsamic Aioli, sundried tomato spread, baby arugula and provolone on a griddled house roll.

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HOPrenomicon DeaditePA –  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 their “HOPrenomican DeaditePA!” In perfect homage to the Evil Dead films, High Hops rolls out this ale. “Klaatu, Barada…N…Necktie? Nickel?” This “brew of the dead” has enough hop flavor to appease the most primitive of screwheads with a nice balanced malt profile to make you feel “Groovy” …Good, Bad, you’re the guy with the beer! Keep an eye out for award winning food from Bottlecap BBQ too!

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).

BrewAsanas @ Diebolt Brewing (Sunnyside)

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
3855 Mariposa Street, 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 23

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Pepo the Picker (sour ale w/ pumpkin & apples) Bottle/Tap Release @ Odd13 Brewery (Lafayette)

Time: 3:00pm
301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO 80026

Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Pepo the Picker this Thursday! Odd13 will be tapping their highly anticipated collaboration sour ale with Stem Ciders. Pepo the Picker is an intensely sour brown ale brewed with pumpkin and fermented with juice from granny smith and crab apples. Subtly spiced with ginger, cinnamon, and cardamon. Bottles will also be available for purchase. #puckerup #pumpkinbeer

Friday, October 24

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 Spicy Apricot Blonde Ale!

Saturday, October 25

BrewAsanas @ Twisted Pine Brewing Co. (Boulder)

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
3201 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80301

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.

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Liberate Yourself from Crappy Beer Fest No. 3 @ Parry’s Pints (Greenwood Village)

Time: 11:00am
5970 S Holly St, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

This is the third installment of their “Liberate Yourself from Crappy Beer Fest” and it’s going to be loaded with crafty drafts from Avery Brewing Co. Explore some tap room only offerings that are sure to shore up any doubts you may have had about Avery Brewing, if any. They’ll be tapping Tweak, Lilikoi, The Beast, Samaels, Rumpkin, Gored, Pump(KY)n, Wet Hop, Out of Sight and Ellie’s Brown Ale Chai. This is going down at their Greenwood Village location. #AleYeah

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It Returns! Hop Zombie Red IPA Bomber Release @ Lone Tree Brewing Co. (Lone Tree)

Time: 11:00am (while supplies last)
8200 Park Meadows Dr #8222, Lone Tree, CO 80124

Lone Tree Brewing will begin selling 22-ounce bombers of its seasonal Hop Zombie Red IPA ($10 each) today from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., or while supplies last. Only eighty cases will be available and, “based on last two years of sales,” they’ll sell out early, the brewery says. A small amount of the 8.5 percent ABV beer will be available in the taproom after that. The first ten people in the door today will get a commemorative Hop Zombie t-shirt. They will have giveaways…Zombie costume contest…T-shirts, pint glasses and hop zombies available for purchase. Fabulous food from CFTDenver – Comfortable Food Truck and music from Barrel House String Band! Last year the line started at 10:15am…draught was sold out by 2pm and ALL bombers were gone by 6pm!

3rd Annual Dante’s Wingferno Challenge @ Dry Dock Brewing (Aurora)

Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014

Dry Dock Brewing in Aurora and the nearby Wing Hut will host their third annual Dante’s Wingferno Challenge today at the brewery from noon to 4 p.m. The wings-eating contest typically involves fifty to seventy people who all try to eat eight super-spicy wings (and Wing Hut has been working on a new, hotter sauce recipe) in five minutes. You can register on the Wing Hut’s Facebook page; it costs $10 in advance and $15 online. All proceeds go to the Aurora Fire Department, many of which plan to compete! Time to burn your lips, mouth, stomach, and whatever comes after that. Complete the challenge and get a free t-shirt.

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Hops & Pie Pumpkin Beer Fest @ Hops & Pie (Berkeley)

Time: 12:00pm
3920 Tennyson Street, Denver, CO 80212

Your favorite Pizza and Craftbeer bar, Hops & Pie, will host a Pumpkin Beer Fest starting at noon today and featuring a gargantuan gaggle of gourd goodies, including Avery Rumpkin, Bruery Autumn Maple, Dogfish Punkin, Strange Pumpkin Porter, Sam Adams Fat Jack, Denver Beer Co Hey Pumpkin!, Hoppin Frog Hoppin Hollow, Southern Tier Pumpking, Alaskan Pumpkin Porter and many others.

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ANNIVERSITY ALERT! Very Nice Is Turning 2! @ Very Nice Brewing (Nederland)

Time: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
20 Lakeview Dr, Nederland, CO 80466

Join Very Nice Brewing as they celebrate their 2 year anniversary. The event runs from 12pm-10pm. They will have lots to do and lots to drink. They will have 20oz bombers of their 1st anniversary ale, the Phunkin’ Monster, for sale and many other special tappings. Join them from 6pm-10pm to catch the Caribou Mountain Collective, from Boulder as the put on a great show including some bluegrass, folk and Americana music. What better way to celebrate the weekend then to hang out at Very Nice Brewing and enjoy door prizes, beer giveaways, music and, of course, great beer!

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GRAND OPENING ALERT: Lost Highway Brewing Co. @ Lost Highway (Capitol Hill)

Time: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
534 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203

They are finally open. After three years of planning Lost Highway Brewing Company has opened their doors. They are having a Grand Opening party from 12-6PM with live music from Jim Dalton of the Railbenders, chile roasting, food and more. Founded by the owners of the Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Cafe next door, Lost Highway has six of its own beers on tap: District 6 Pils, Grave Robber Fraud Quad, Golden Ghost Blond, Pumpkin Ale, Belghost IPA and Longest, Wickedest Wit.

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“Well Bred” Bottle Release @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company (Village East)

Time: 12:00pm
1338 S Valentia St #100, Denver, CO 80247

Copper Kettle has announced the release of the 2nd year of “Well Bred”, the company’s Barrel Aged Barleywine. This seasonal bottle will release on Saturday, October 25th, 2014, starting at noon when Copper Kettle’s doors open. An English Barleywine, rich in malt with hints of vanilla and caramel, also aged in Breckenridge Distillery bourbon barrels. This English Barleywine is far maltier than its American counterpart.

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5th Annual Nightmare on Eliot Street @ Ernie’s Bar & Pizza (Sunnyside)

Time: 9:00pm – 2:00am
2915 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO 80211

Join the Ernie’s crew on Saturday, October 25th for their 5th annual Nightmare on Eliot Street at Club Ernie’s and celebrate Halloween. We’re holding a costume contest… the grand prize is a Dinner for four at Ernie’s, four tickets to an Avalanche game, and Uber transportation from Ernie’s to the Pepsi Center. Prizes also awarded for 2nd, 3rd and 4th best costumes! $4 Dead Guy Punch, $4 Grimm Brothers Beers, $4 Dead Rogue Guy Ale, and $4 Dead Rogue Guy Whiskey Shots.The party goes from 9pm to 2am! See you there. Cheers.

Sunday, October 26

Barley’s Angels – Colorado History and Craft Beer @ AC Golden (Golden) 

Time: 12:00pm

Colorado’s rich brewing history has its roots in more than a century of brewing that took place as miners populated the western frontier. Barley’s Angels, a group devoted to providing beer education and social events for women, is exploring this history with an event in Golden that features Beer Historian, Dave Thomas, and his book “Of Mines and Beer, A History of Brewing in 19th Century Colorado.” The event includes lunch, beer taster samples, and a visit to AC Golden on the MillerCoors campus. Tickets are very limited, and men are invited if they are the guest of a female attendee.


Antonius’ Carmen Tap Room Release Party @ Avery Brewing Taproom (Boulder)

Time: 1:00pm
5763 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder CO, 80303

“No. 23. For Dad, and his love of silly songs and sayings.” Only 291 cases produced, so this is a brewery only release! Bottled Oct 14, 2014, Bottle sales begin at 1pm. Each bottle is $12 per 12oz. Rare beers on draft starting at 11am featuring: Drew’s Fuzzy Peach, Karmarita, Papa Sour, Eremita V, The Preacher, 2013 Mephistopheles’ Stout, and Vanilla Bourbon Coffee Chocolate Stout.

Tuesday, October 28

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!

Future Events

October 31st – Halloween Party! Costume contest, food, & live music @ Kokopelli Beer Co
October 31stWestminster Brewing Halloween Party! Costume contest, food, & live music @ Westminster Brewing
October 31st – Upslope Brewing’s Swills & Chills Halloween Costume Party @ Lee Hill Taproom.
October 31st – Upslope Brewing’s Swills & Chills Halloween Costume Party @ Lee Hill Taproom.
November 1st – Fall Back Beer Fest @ Estes Park Events Center & Pavilion
November 8th3rd Annual Boulder IPA Fest @ Avery Brewing (last fest in the Avery Alley!)
December 13th – Denver Beer Festivus Festival @ McNichols Building

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

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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