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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

Denver Beer Beat
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It is time for this week’s PorchDrinking Denver Beer Beat which brings news of openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, anniversaries, tap takeovers etc. each and every 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, December 10

DISTRIBUTION DISPATCH: Ninkasi Brewing Hitting Shelves This Week @ Your Favorite Bottle Shoppe (Everywhere, CO)

Starting Monday, December 8th, beers from Ninkasi Brewing, a craft brewery located in Eugene, Oregon, will be distributed throughout Colorado. In addition to having their beers available in the state, they are also bringing their “Beer is Love” donations program with them! Beer is Love is their full-time donations program that donates beer to non-profits throughout all the states they distribute. Oh, and, SLEIGH’R!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

block & larder grand opening - dbb - 12-10-14Freshcraft’s sister restaurant hosts its Grand Opening @ Block & Larder (Berkeley)

Time: 11am – 10pm Tue – Thur, 11am – Midnight Fri & Sat, 11am – 10pm Sun, Closed on Mon
4000 Tennyson Street,Denver, Colorado 80212

Block & Larder is a modern take on a chophouse, placing emphasis on sourcing the highest-quality meats, from standard fare to the unconventional. Cocktails include Masters of the Universe themed cocktails, and a great spirits, wine and beer list. From the brothers that brought you Freshcraft. Grand Opening is Wednesday December 10th, go check them out! You can sign up for their e-mail list here to keep up with the opening and more.

Lil’ Gin Barrel Aged IPA Release @ Barrels & Bottles (Golden)

Time: 11:00am – 10:00pm
600 12th Street #160, Golden, CO 80401

Today Barrels & Bottles Brewery in Golden will be releasing their Lil’ Gin IPA from their Barrel-Age Rotation. An American pale ale brewed and dry hopped with Chinook hops, aged in Agave gin barrel from State-38 Distilling located in Golden. 4.5-5% ABV, 55 IBUs.

Wayward Wednesday at River North Brewery (LoDo/Ballpark)

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

For today’s Wayward Wednesday, they’ll pour Avarice three ways: classic, Trappist-style and ESB-style! That way, you can taste how different yeast strains affect the same base beer! First pours at 3pm.

bike from work bash - dbb - odell - 12-10-14Bike From Work Bash @ Odell Brewing (Fort Collins)

Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
800 East Lincoln Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Join Odell Brewing for their semi-annual Bike From Work Bash! Bike in for a free pint, and stay for music from country trio Honey & Hot Sauce. A food truck will be on site, and a drawing for Odell gear and a bike from Brave New Wheel will take place at 5 p.m.! Proceeds benefit the Fort Collins Bike Library.

2014-nachtbierfest - dbb - 12-10-14NachBierfest @ Zwei Brüder Brewing (Ft. Collins)

Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
4612 South Mason Street #120, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Get ready for NachtBierfest! Join ZBB for an evening bier festival on the tenth of December. 5 biers will be tapped starting at 5 PM. A new bier will be released every hour. Wunderbar! Did you like their music at Oktoberfest? Enjoy Neue Polka Colorado again live starting at 6 PM! There will be prizes! Bring a canned food item (to be donated to the Food Bank for Larimer County) and receive one raffle ticket per canned food item. Raffle drawings for prizes will occur between band performances.

h&P - can-night - - denver beer beat$2 Craft Can Night @ Hops & Pie (Berkeley)

Time: 5:00pm – Close
3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212

This Week’s Artisan Sando Is An East Coast Classic With A H&P Twist, The Philly Cheese Steak: Shaved Rib-Eye, Sauteed Bell Peppers, Mushrooms & Onions, Provolone, Pickles & Roasted Garlic Aioli on a House Hoagie!!

blackberry vanilla red aleBlackberry Vanilla Red Ale Tapping for Firkin Humpday @ High Hops Brewery (Windsor)

Time: 5:00pm
6461 Colorado 392, Windsor, CO 80550

Blackberry Vanilla Red Ale Firkin Release – An easy drinking red ale with blackberry added to the secondary, plus just a touch of vanilla.

Dual Bottle Release - Crooked Stave - dbb - 12-10-14Dual Bottle Release: Surette Reserva Cassis + Vieille Cranberry & Spice @ Crooked Stave (Five Points)

Time: 6:00pm
3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project will host a double bottle release today at 6 p.m. at its taproom at the Source. The beers they are selling are Surette Reserva Cassis and Vieille Cranberry & Spice.

Science, Craft Beer & Chocolate Desserts @ The Denver Museum of Nature and Science (City Park)

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205

Hosted by: The Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Exec Chef Patrick Hartnett and the DMNS catering department
Presented by: Nicole Garneau, Chair of Health Science Department and Curator of Human Health at The Denver Museum of Nature and Science; Jeff Mendel, Partner, Director and “Beer Ambassador” for Left Hand Brewing Co and CEO of Sapere Aude; and Sarah Amorese, Chocolatier and Chef Owner of Piece, Love & Chocolate. Class includes a flight of 8 beers – all from local Colorado craft breweries – and a pairing of more than 10 different chocolates & chocolate micro-desserts. $55 per person (must be at least 21 years old) Get your tickets today!

Barleywine Tapping @ Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen (Golden Triangle/Capitol Hill)

Time: 7:00pm
800 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203

Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen will tap its 2014 Barelywine today at 7 p.m. Weighing in at 10.4 percent ABV, the beer has “complex malt and ester flavors reminiscent of plums and raisins” that make it perfect for winter, the brewery says.

First Tasting Party for the Angel’s Holiday Brew @ Kokopelli Beer Company (Westminster)

Time: 7:00pm
8931 N Harlan St, Westminster, CO 80031

BarlBarley’s Angels, a craft beer club for Colorado women, collaborated with four different professional brewers over the past few weeks to create some beers that will be served in brewery taprooms over the holidays. The second release party is today at 7 p.m. at Kokopelli Brewing in Westminster, which will pour a Chocolate Cranberry Stout. There will also be chocolate pairings on hand from the Chocolate Therapist.

Thursday, December 11

Beer Tasting Thursdays Starts This Week @ Mr. B’s Wine & Spirits (Five Points)

Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
2101 Market Street Denver, CO 80205

Last Thursday Mr. B’s showcased four different import beers from around Europe. This Thursday, they are going to continue their theme of import beers with one adjustment: Italian craft beer only! They will taste from two Italian breweries: Birrificio del Ducato and Birrificio di Montegioco. The Ducato Microbrewery, located in Roncole Verdi, a small village in Parma County in northern Italy, is one of Italy’s most awarded breweries. The Montegioco Brewery is located in the village of Val Grue in northern Italy. Using a lot of locally sourced ingredients, the brewery has adapted a local wine aging method known as “Metodo Cadrega” to create truly unique Italian craft beers. See you this Thursday between 4pm and 7pm!

windsor's wee heavyWindsor’s Wee Heavy is back! @ High Hops Brewery (Windsor)

Time: 5:00pm
6461 Colorado 392, Windsor, CO 80550

Windsor’s Wee Heavy is back! They know you’ve been asking for it, and they’re happy to oblige. In case you didn’t try last year’s version, this is what the hype is about: The Wee Heavy is a strong Scottish Ale that rings in at 9% ABV and has pronounced roasted malt and caramel flavors. Super yummy and here just in time for the holiday season!

lucky pie lodo - 12 days of christmas tappings - dbb - 12-11-14Lucky Pie 12 Days of Christmas Kickoff @ Lucky Pie (LoDo/Union Station)

Time: Open to Close
1610 16th Street Mall Denver, CO 80202

Beginning December 11th, Lucky Pie will tap a new limited, Christmas seasonal beer each day for 12 days. Let the countdown begin! Tappings will be:
December 11 – Winter Warlock by Bristol Brewing Company
December 12 – Radiator by Renegade Brewing Company
December 13 – Old Jubilation by Avery Brewing Co
December 14 – Nutcracker by Boulevard Brewing Company
December 15 – Isolation by Odell Brewing Company
December 16 – Pursuit of Hoppyness by Grand Teton Brewing Company
December 17 – Anchor Brewing Company’s Christmas Ale
December 18 – 7 Swans-A-Swimming by The Bruery
December 19 – Upslope Brewing Company’s Christmas Ale
December 20 – Mocha Merlin by Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
December 21 – Adoration by Brewery Ommegang
December 22 – Double Vanilla Porter by Dry Dock Brewing Co.

Blue Plate Special Auction to Benefit SAME Café at 5pm @ Asbury Provisions (University)

Time: 5:00pm
2043 South University Boulevard, Denver, CO 80210

Asbury Provisions has teamed up with four local breweries, Platt Park Brewing, Fort Collins Brewery, Renegade and Station 26 on a fundraiser to support SAME Café, the nonprofit, pay-what-you-can restaurant on Colfax Avenue. Asbury, a DU-area gastropub that took the place of the Renegade Publik House earlier this year, will host the Blue Plate Special Auction starting at 5 p.m. It features old-school dishes, like meatloaf, chicken a la king and tuna noodle casserole, and craft beer. To increase their donation, diners can opt to bid more than the cost of the plate. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to ensure a blue plate special, as servings are limited; straight donations are accepted as well. All proceeds will benefit SAME Cafe.

Odell Brewing Holiday Gear Party @ American Mountaineering Museum (Golden)

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
710 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401

See you Dec. 11 at the American Mountaineering Museum‘s Holiday Gear Party! Beer from Odell Brewing Co, music by The Lookout Mountain Boys, great deals on gear from leading outdoor companies, a photo booth, free museum admission, and a grand prize drawing from our sponsors at Eddie Bauer Park Meadows! All ages welcome.

d&db tap takeover at DBC - dbb - 12-11-14Dad’s & Dudes Breweria Tap Takeover @ Denver Bicycle Café (Capitol Hill)

Time: 7:00pm
1308 E 17th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80218

Dad & Dude’s Breweria is bringing all of their favorites. $6 flights of all the beer.

Friday, December 12

Sour Threads Release! @ Trinity Brewing (Colorado Springs)

Time: 5:00pm
1466 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907

Sour Threads is a 3 part blend of a barrel aged dark sour; a very old barrel aged Flemish brown, and our plucky Horkey Ale.  It’s heavy in oak, moderate in lacto, light in acetic, and surprisingly malty.  Notes of golden raisin shine in a finish that is balanced in every aspect.  This dark red blend is a single release that we will never again brew.  This very rare pucker-pop comes in at 6.6% ABV.

omf turns two - dbb - 12-12-142nd Anniversary Party @ Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew (Five Points)

Time: 2:00pm – Midnight
2810 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado 80205

Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew will celebrate its second anniversary today from 2 p.m. to midnight with food from Texorado, live music and DJs, and beer, of course. The brewery will do a bottle release of its American Wild Ale collaboration with the nearby Populist restaurant. About 200 corked and caged bottles will be for sale. OMF will also serve the beer on tap in addition to Chocolate Oak Aged Brown ale, a collaboration with Ritual Chocolate; Belgian Strong Golden Ale, a collaboration with Baere Brewing; Barreled & Bretted Chinook Red Ale; Barleywine; All Colorado Malt & Hop Pale Ale; All Colorado Malt & Hop Chinook Red Ale; Farmhouse Ale; Brown Ale; Novo Coffee Stout; Proletariat and IPA. There will be shirt and beer giveaways and other cool stuff.

The Maharaja Imperial IPA Release @ the Avery Tap Room (Boulder)

Time: 5:00pm
5763 Arapahoe Avenue Boulder, CO 80303

Maharaja is derived from the sanskrit words mahat, meaning “great”, and rajan, meaning “king”. Much like its namesake, this imperial IPA is regal, intense and mighty. With hops and malts as his servants, he rules both with a heavy hand. The Maharaja flaunts his authority over a deranged amount of hops: tangy, vibrant and pungent along with an insane amount of malted barley – fashioning a dark amber hue and exquisite malt essence. Welcome to his kingdom!

station 26's first birthday bash -dbb - 12-12-14A First Birthday Blowout @ Station 26 (North East Park Hill)

Time: Friday, December 12th through their business hours on Sunday, December 14th.
7045 East 38th Avenue, Denver, CO 80207

Station 26 will host its First Birthday Blowout all weekend, beginning today at 1 p.m. with the release of Colorado Cottonwood Smoked Imperial Porter, which was brewed with 100 percent Colorado ingredients. On Saturday at 1 p.m., Station 26 will sell a limited number of bottles of the brew, First Birthday Beer; its Station 26’s first-ever bottle release. There will also be live music on Friday and Saturday nights, along with a Bluegrass Brunch on Sunday. There will be food trucks all weekend long. (Note: this is a 21-plus weekend.)

ugly sweaters & barrel aged beer party - parry's pizza -dbb - 12-12-14Ugly Sweater & Barrel Aged Beer Festival at 6pm @ Parry’s Pizza (Highland’s Ranch)

Time: 6:00pm
9567 South University Boulevard, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

Parry’s Pizza in Highlands Ranch is throwing its second-annual Ugly Sweaters & Barrel Aged Beer party today beginning at 6 p.m. But there are rules: In order to drink the beers, you need to be wearing you ugliest sweater. “No ugly sweater. No barrel aged beer. No excuses,” Parry’s says. The beer list includes Goose Island Bourbon County Stout and Coffee Stout; Port Brewing Barrel Aged Santa’s Little Helper; Odell’s Barrel Thief Oak Aged DIPA; Avery Tweak 2013; Breckenridge Holidale Ale; Russian River Supplication; Stone Double Bastard; and more. Our second annual Ugly Sweater party is rapidly approaching. Get out there and get yourself the ugliest sweater possible. Do remember, we’ll be serving big, robust beers for this event and you only get access to them if you are wearing your ugly sweater. No ugly sweater?  No big beer.  No excuses.

**POSTPONED** Fort Collins Festivus featuring ONLY Fort Collins Breweries @ Yendra Built (Fort Collins)

POSTPONED UNTIL EARLY 2015 – The first Fort Collins Beer Festivus, which was designed to celebrate the twenty-plus craft breweries in Fort Collins, was set to take place today from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at YendraBuilt, 1304 Duff Drive, in Fort Collins. Due to unforeseen circumstances with the venue, Fort Collins Festivus will be rescheduled in early 2015 at a new location. Hosted by Imbibe Events, Fort Collins Festivus is modeled after Denver Festivus, which was founded three years ago. So far, eight Fort Collins breweries have signed on, but Imbibe says more will be joining the list. Tickets, $40, and the list of breweries are both available at focofestivus.com. A portion of proceeds benefits New Era Colorado Foundation.

Saturday, December 13

grand opening party - grossen bart brewery - dbb - 12-13-14Grand Opening Party @ Grossen Bart Brewery (Longmont)

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00am
1025 Delaware Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501

Their GRAND OPENING PARTY is this Saturday! 12pm-1am! Food trucks and LIVE music! Come help this new brewery celebrate! PROST!

asher brewing - 5th anniversary party - dbb - 12-13-145th Anniversary Extravaganza @ Asher Brewing Co (Boulder)

Time: 2:00pm – 12:00am
4699 Nautilus Ct S #104, Boulder, CO 80301

Asher Brewing Company is turning 5 years old and they will celebrate with a 5th Anniversary Extravaganza this Saturday, December 13th from 2pm to 12am. Your $35 entry fee includes all you can eat & drink – including a pig roast from Powell Farms, a photobooth, live music from Naan Stop, a commemorative koozie for the first 100 guests, a charity raffle and great all organic beers from Asher Brewing. Buy tickets online at asherbrewing.com. Since opening in November 2009, Asher Brewing Co has been dedicated to providing world class beer to beer drinkers in the Boulder area using only the best, all-organic ingredients. Five years later, the company is still Colorado’s first and only all-organic brewery. “Better ingredients make better beer.”

barrel-avarice-2014 River North Barrel Aged Avarice Returns @ River North Brewery (Five Points/Ballpark)

2401 Blake Street #1, Denver, CO 80205

River North’s renowned whiskey barrel stout, Barrel Aged Avarice, returns for its third incarnation! A Belgian-style Imperial Stout aged one year in rye and bourbon whiskey barrels, the 2014 Barrel Aged Avarice release party is set for Saturday, December 13th in the brewery taproom. To celebrate, they’ll pour a three-year vertical of this revered beer starting at 1pm! The 2012 keg, the last of its kind, is the longest-held River North keg in existence.

Bottles of the 2014 vintage will also be available at the release party. Bombers will cost $15 with a half-case limit. More bombers will hit store shelves in Kansas City and Colorado in the following weeks. Rich with notes of bitter chocolate, toffee and vanilla, this year’s Barrel Aged Avarice finished at 11.5% ABV. Make sure you reserve a couple bottles for your cellar; this beer will develop further in the bottle for years.

Crime & Punishment Chili Cook Off at Freshcraft - dbb 12-13-14Stone Brewing Crime & Punishment Chili Cookoff @ Freshcraft (Union Station/LoDo)

Time: 11:00am
1530 Blake St, Denver, Colorado 80202

Join Freshcraft on Saturday December 13th at 11am for an awesome Chili Cookoff featuring our talented Kitchen and Front of House Staff and Stone Brewing Co. Crime and Punishment beer. If you remember back, we tasted these when they first came out and they are smokin’ hot beers. Like liquid fire in your gull. For $7 you will get two 4oz portions of each chili plus two 4oz Stone Brewing Co. Beers that staff paired with each chili.
Team Crime: Chili made with Crime Ale – Paired with Stone Stochasticity Project: Master of Disguise
Team Punishment: Chili made with Punishment Ale – Paired with Stone Smoked Porter

On top of all that awesomeness we will have on Draft:
Stone Enjoy By 12.26.14 IPA, 2013 Stone Imperial Russian Stout, 2013 Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout, Stone Stochasticity Project: Master of Disguise, Plus bottles of Crime and Punishment

A Day With Santa @ Epic Brewing Co (Five Points)

Time: Noon to 3:00pm
3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205

Several upcoming events at Epic Brewing: This Saturday, December 13th from noon to 3pm is “A Day With Santa”. Get your photos taken with Santa. Embrace your inner child as you pose in front of their foeders with Santa while having a beer. Photos are $5 and come in a nifty Santa card. Get a FREE photo with Santa when you use their laptop there to purchase tickets to their 2nd Annual Holiday Brunch on December 28th. Tix are $35 all inclusive price. Food provided by Big Kiwi Eats

12 Drummers Drumming Firkin Tapping @ Copper Kettle Brewing Co. (South East Denver)

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

Holiday celebrations are upon us and we can’t think of anything better than instead of doing just 4 casks this month, we’ll do 12!! So the 12 Firkins of Christmas begins, with 12 unique casks themed around the holiday tune, “12 Days of Christmas”. This Double IPA is an intensely hopped up Imperial IPA, with 12 different hops coming in at a whopping 120 IBUs

denvert only festivus**SOLD OUT! **The Third Annual Denver-Only Beer Festivus @ McNichols Building (Civic Center Park)

Time: 3:00 – 6:30pm
144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado 80202

SOLD OUT: The third annual Denver-only Beer Festivus, put on by Imbibe and Denver Off The Wagon, runs from 3 to 6:30 p.m. today at the McNichols Building. Founded three years ago as a way to feature as many of Denver’s breweries as possible under one roof, there will more than forty brew slingers on hand today. Tickets are $40 (but currently sold out). A portion of proceeds from Festivus benefits New Era Colorado Foundation.

Sunday, December 14

11 Pipers Piping Firkin Tapping @ Copper Kettle Brewing Co. (South East Denver)

Time: 2:00pm
1338 South Valentia Street #100, Denver, CO 80247

An Imperial brown ale with a sweet finish. AND… anyone wearing a kilt gets a free pint!! So get dressed up and head over for a beer!!

Visit Former Future for a Holiday Tapping of Angel’s Brew @ Former Future Brewing (Platt Park)

Time: 2:00pm
1290 S Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80210

Barley’s Angels, a craft beer club for Colorado women, collaborated with four different professional brewers over the past few weeks to create some beers that will be served in brewery taprooms over the holidays. The third release party is today at 2 p.m. at Former Future Brewing in Denver, which will pour a Belgian Christmas ale with pink peppercorns, grains of paradise, nutmeg and spruce tips. There will be empanadas from Maria Empanda.

Spontanea & Einzigartig Release Party - dbb - 12-14-14Tap Room Only Barrel-Aged Series Releases! @ Avery Brewing Taproom (Boulder)

Time: 11:00am
5763 Arapahoe Avenue Boulder, CO 80303

SPONTANEA – No. 24. in our Barrel-Aged Series
Wild ale brewed with Cabernet Sauvignon grape must and aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. 100 cases shared. 65 hoarded. “We gave our yeast a vacation. The critters on the skins of the grapes did all the work on this beauty! Completely spontaneous fermentation!”

EINZIGARTIG – No. 25. in our Barrel-Aged Series
Wild ale brewed with Riesling grape must and aged in neutral Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. 116 cases shared. 72 hoarded. “Our Liebe for grapes in beer-making continues!”

Bottle sales for both beers begin at 11am. Each bottle is $12 per 12oz. Limit 12 bottles of each beer per person.

Monday, December 15

Odell Brewing Beer Dinner with Ninkasi Brewing Co. @ Highland Tap & Burger (Highland)

2219 West 32nd Ave, Denver, CO, 80211

Odell Brewing is hosting a beer dinner with Ninkasi Brewing Co. at Highland Tap and Burger, and you’re invited! Details coming soon.

Angel’s Holiday Collaboration Porter Tapping with BBQ Sliders @ J. Wells (Boulder)

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
2516 49th St Suite 5, Boulder, Colorado 80301

Barley’s Angels, a craft beer club for Colorado women, collaborated with four different professional brewers over the past few weeks to create some beers that will be served in brewery taprooms over the holidays. The fourth and final release party is today at 5:30 p.m. at J. Wells Brewery in Boulder, which will pour two beers, an imperial porter and an imperial cherry porter. The food pairings are still TBD.

10 Lords A Leaping Firkin Tapping @ Copper Kettle Brewing Co. (South East Denver)

Time: 2:00pm
1338 South Valentia Street #100, Denver, CO 80247

Today, Copper Kettle taps their traditional English Barleywine, cask-conditioned!

photo courtesy of Gear Patrol
photo compliments of Gear Patrol

Foreign Style Stout Returns @ Upslope Brewing Co (Boulder)

[PRESS RELEASE] Upslope Brewing Company’s Foreign Style Stout returns beginning the week of December 15. The Limited Release wintry brew will hit shelves in 12 oz. six-packs in Colorado, Texas, Arizona and Wyoming. “Originally brewed in 2009, Foreign Style Stout debuted as our first anniversary beer and has been one of my favorites ever since,” said Upslope’s Co-founder and Director of Brewery Operations Dany Pages. “It embodies the roots of a foreign export stout, but is brewed to have a rich head and smooth roast character.” As the snow starts to fall, the desire for a dark and full-bodied beer grows. Upslope satisfies the craving with its Limited Release Foreign Style Stout. The noteworthy and well-balanced taste of this 6.9% abv stout finishes easy thanks to the smooth roasted coffee flavors and Upslope’s signature Patagonian hops. Roasted barley, chocolate malts and Irish Ale Yeast come together to create the perfect beer for stout aficionados and newbies alike.

Instasweater - breckbrew - dbb - 12-15-14#InstaSweater Photo Contest @ Breckenridge Brewery (Breckenridge)

Get Festive. Instantly. If you’re lucky enough to find one of their Christmas Ale coasters at your favorite bar or restaurant, just hold one at arm’s length in front of a friend until it looks like a sweater! Take a picture and post it with #‎Instasweater. They might just post it up and send you a present! Must be 21 years of age or over to participate!

Tuesday, December 16

Keep the Glass 14 by AJ McCormickKeep the Glass Night! @ Our Mutual Friend (Five Points)

Time: 4:00pm
2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205

Keep the Glass #14 is still going strong! 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! Keep the Glass #14 is designed by AJ McCormick.

bottled lightning club - dbb - diebolt - 12-03-142015 Bottled Lightning Club @ Diebolt Brewing Co (Sunnyside)

Time: Sign up now before it is too late.
3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO 80211

Sign up for their 2015 Diebolt Brewing Bottled Lightning Club. Looking for a great holiday gift for yourself or a friend? Sign up now to catch lightning in a bottle with the 2015 Bottled Lightning Club and receive twelve 22 oz bombers (1 per month beginning January 2015) and a 10% discount on beer and merchandise in the brewery tasting room. The cost of the bottle club is $150. To enroll go to Diebolt Brewing’s web site, click on the shop button or you can purchase a membership in the brewery tasting room.

9 Ladies Dancing Firkin Tapping @ Copper Kettle Brewing Co. (South East Denver)

Time: 2:00pm
1338 South Valentia Street #100, Denver, CO 80247

This coffee oatmeal porter is a velvety, smooth London-style porter, with a jolt of fresh coffee. And coffee helps all the ladies to dance!!

**Beer and Cheese Pairing Alert** @ Black Shirt Brewing (Five Points)

Time: 7:00 pm
3719 Walnut Street, Denver, CO 80205

Black Shirt Brewing would like to invite you to the latest in their very popular cheese and beer pairings with their good friend, A Cheese Peddler. They will be pouring 4 delicious red ales (two of which are VERY rare) paired with 4 incredible cheeses. Hurry, these pairings sell out fast! Tickets here.

Fermenting Events About Ready To Be Tapped . . .

Dec 17thBeer & Cookie Pairing @ Former Future (Platt Park)
Dec 18thBeer and Cheese with Dude’s Brews @ Denver Bicycle Café (Capitol Hill)
Dec 18thElevation Oil Man 2013, 2014 Vertical Tasting @ Jakes Brew Bar (Littleton)
Dec 18thFunkwerks Holiday Crafts and Craftbeer Night @ Funkwerks (Fort Collins)
Dec 20thThe Dark Days @ High Hops Brewery (Windsor)
Dec 20thThe Chosen Beer & Schmaltz Tap Takeover @ World of Beer (Cherry Creek)
Dec 23rdFestivus for the Rest of Us Beer Dinner @ Barrels & Bottles (Golden)
Dec 20thHoliday Beer and Cheers Starting at Noon @ Hops and Pie (Berkeley)
Dec 23rd2nd Annual “Festivus for the Rest of Us Dinner” @ Barrels & Bottles Brewery (Golden)
Dec 31stBlack Tie Dinner – a four course BA beer dinner w/Mike 2 Kitchen @ Copper Kettle (SE Denver)

Did we miss any events in this week’s? Let us know by emailing us at cory{at}porchdrinking{dot}com.

Cheers to ye and may eternity find us in as good company as this! Stay Thirsty and Keep Denver Beer’d!

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