PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat
Hey there PorchDrinkers! 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? Or are you new to the city and just looking for the best place to find tasty suds and get uncled? 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 out where all of the things #craftbeer are happening in the Denver Metro Area.
1604 South Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
STOLEN BRISTOL TRAILER. This is not a joke. This Bristolicious Trailer was taken, and they need your help. If you spot it, please call Derik at 719-359-1154. There’s a beer reward in it for you!
101 2nd Ave, Niwot, CO 80544
Just a reminder that their tap room will be closed on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. They’ll reopen on Friday, January 2nd for all of you who resolve to drink more Powder Keg beer in 2015. Have a safe and happy holiday from the PKBC.
490 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, Colorado 80204
Holiday hours: December 31st 11:00am to 10:00pm’ish. January 1st CLOSED. They will be opening on Mondays starting next week!! Monday hours will be 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Time: 12 p.m. – 1 a.m.
1695 Platte St, Denver, Colorado 80202
Join Denver Beer Co. this Wednesday, December 31st and ring in the new year with FREE BEER! At midnight, DBC will be tapping a free firkin of their Fresh Hop Pale Ale that has been additionally hopped with hops grown in their beer garden! Taproom will be open until 1am, so grab your friends and come celebrate 2015 with the DBC crew!
Time: Noon – 10 p.m.
900 Washington Ave, Golden, Colorado 80401
Join Mountain Toad Brewing as they celebrate New Year’s! They will be tapping a special NYE tadpole of a Golden Strong Ale! Look for Sage, Lavender, and Pear flavors in this complex Belgian – it begins spicy with a bubbly finish, a perfect beer to Cheers with! Open NYE Noon – 10pm with a special group toast at 9:30 (free tiny beers for everyone in house!) Also Open NY day Noon – 6pm (beer-mosas!).
Time: Noon to 10 p.m. on NYE, closed for New Years Day
7314 Washington Street, Denver, CO 80229
Hello Creede beer friends! They will be open from Noon til 10 pm New Years Eve & closed New Years Day. Come by & celebrate a toast to the New Year!
Time: 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
297 N US Highway 287 # 100, Lafayette, Colorado 80026
Liquid Mechanics are claiming that they will be your official New Years Eve Pre-Party destination!! Come have a pint with them and get your growlers filled before heading home or to your next stop. Happy hour pricing all night and $1 off growler fills on NYE. Chow Down will be serving their signature gourmet dishes. They have regular hours all this week.
Time: 2 p.m. – until the end of the night.
8071 S Broadway Littleton, CO 80122
Join your friends at 38 State to welcome 2015 in style and suds! OAK will be rockin’ the house from 7-9pm, with Zac Shaffer keeping it live until the ball drops! Tunes, food, friends, family, & more – Don’t miss out on what promises to be one hell of a night! Make your plans now for an evening unlike any other. Cheers!
Time: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
2401 Blake St. #1, Denver, CO 80205
For tomorrow’s New Year’s Eve edition of Wayward Wednesday, River North is going exotic with strawberry-infused Hello, Darkness Black IPA! Doors and pours at 3pm sharp.
Time: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO 80211
Join Diebolt New Year’s Eve for an afternoon/evening of discounted beer, Ping Pong and Corn Hole! They will be open from 3:00pm to 8:00pm slinging bombers for $10 and growler fills will be $2 off.
Time: 3 p.m. to Midnight and beyond
3945 Tennyson Street, Denver, CO 80212
Where are you ringing in the New Year? West End is giving away a trip to Las Vegas and a trip to Hawaii! $4 Ska Brewing Beers, $4 Sailor Jerry Shots and $4 Tullamore Dew Shots. Champagne toast and party favors.
Time: 3 p.m. until Midnight (and beyond)
5535 W 56th Ave, Suite 107, Arvada, Colorado 80002
Spend New Year’s Eve with Odyssey Beerwerks and the king of Colorado rockabilly — Jim Jamm Jimmy!
THEY’RE GONNA BE OPEN ‘TIL MIDNIGHT! So ring in the new year with them and their extended hours!
Also, delicious grub from Bubba Duke’s BBQ AND a special beer release of JJJ Dark IPA will be in order!
Hope to see you there!
Time: 4 p.m.
925 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80204
This is the one tapping we wait for all year around. The cult status of this tapping is not unjust. This beer is phenomenal and, with a new name and knowing how much hard work goes into this brew, we would not miss this for all of the NYE parties under one roof.
Set your timers for 4 P.M. on Wednesday, 12/31. Depravity, the Imperial Peanut Butter Cup Milk Stout will be hitting the taps at exactly that time. Grab a glass or a growler. Have a few before the big NYE party or stay and party with Renegade all night. All you need to know is that you DON’T want to miss this. See you at 9th and Santa Fe!
Time: 4 p.m. – 12 a.m.
7101 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80220
Usher in 2015 at Fiction Beer Company with live music from Spencer Erik Crawford. Live Music from 10pm to Midnight. They will have giveaways all night, watch the Times Square ball drop, a special release tapping to toast the new year, and more fun to be announced.
Time: 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.
12305 Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton, CO 80125
Pine Junction will be in the taproom jamming with some acoustical classic rock from 7pm – midnight. Come out and take in some music and ring in the New Year with your friends close to home! + Lots of Beer. Everyone loves ringing in the New Year with that!
Time: 5 p.m. – Close
3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212
Last Sandwich of The Week For 2014: Crispy fried chicken in sauce orange (French accent and inflection please) with a sesame/miso slaw on house griddled roll!! Pair a $2 Craft Can Night with this sandwich from 5 p.m. to close and you have yourself quite a Wednesday!
Time: 5 p.m.
6461 Colorado 392, Windsor, CO 80550
A sweet and spicy goodbye to 2014! This light, crisp brew was blended with strawberry and lime juice with habanero peppers added. 3….2….1….Habi New Year! 🙂 And a reminder that High Hops will be closed on New Year’s Day.
Time: 6 p.m. – Midnight
1336 E 17th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80218
Join the B-Side as they raise a glass.. well.. a few glasses as they ring in the new year. A paired dinner that should not be missed!
– Flash Seared Scottish Salmon and Sour Bikini
– Chicken and Dumplings and Turkish Delight
– Burnt Carrot Cobb Salad and Ron and the Beast Ryan
– Malted Barley Granita and Molotov Cocktail
– 24Hour Osso Bucco and I Love You With My Stout
– German Chocolate Cake w/Cherry Gelee & Imperial Biscotti Break Natale Pretty Please with a Cherry On Top.
Prix Fix $85 per person, includes beer pairing, tax, and gratuity. Limited.
Call us at 303.474.4960 or email at [email protected] to get your reservation. Full dinner menu will also be available. LIVE MUSIC with Stilettos at 9:30 AND Champagne toast at midnight!
Need somewhere to rehydrate and refuel New Year’s Day? We’ll be open for brunch!
Time: 6 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
The Lobby – 2191 Arapahoe St, Denver, Colorado 80205
The Lobby gives you New Beers Eve – a beer festival meets fancy-schmancy New Year’s Eve party bash to save you from black tie affairs and kids with noisemakers at your in-laws house.
Join the Lobby for a four-course beer pairing dinner to start the night, a menu of all-you-can-drink packages to keep it simple, and the award winning Roots & Rhythm band to keep your feet moving. Fourteen of your favorite breweries will be in the house and on draft celebrating their 2014 original brews. As the ball drops at midnight, a new release for 2015 will be tapped to ring in the New Year! Plus, you can buy tickets for the raffle (with all proceeds going to the Colorado Brewers Guild) and walk away with special swag from local breweries.
Featuring brews from Great Divide Brewing Co., Fate Brewing Co., CAUTION: Brewing Co., Former Future Brewing Company, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, Black Bottle Brewery, Left Hand Brewing Company, Odyssey Beerwerks, Breckenridge Colorado Craft, Epic Brewing Company – Denver Taproom, Elevation Beer Company, Dry Dock Brewing Company, Lost Highway Brewing Company, Gravity Brewing and Grist Brewing Company!
Schedule of Awesome:
Dinner Pairings: Two Seatings at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Drink Packages: 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Roots & Rhythm Band: 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Raffle with prizes from your favorite local breweries and other local companies all night!
All proceeds from the raffle go to the Colorado Brewers Guild!
Time: NYE Dinner until 9 p.m. and brunch on NYD from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Celebrate the New Year with world class food and beer at Pearl Streets premier brewpub. New Years Eve Dinner served until 9pm and brunch on New Years Day from 11-2!
Time: 6 p.m.
1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Formerly known as the Gravity 1020 brewpub, the Fort Collins Brewery & Tavern is hosting Brew Year’s Eve beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $65 per person and include hors d’oeuvres, Fort Collins Brewery beers, and a champagne toast at midnight. Dress to impress for the costume contest at 8 p.m., and come ready to play casino games. Reserve tickets by calling 970.682.2260.
Time: 6 p.m.
1735 19th St, Denver, Colorado 80202
The Denver ChopHouse & Brewery will be hosting their 1st Annual NYE party! Includes a 5-course dinner, Craft beer, selected wines, tax and gratuity. The evening will also include a live band featuring a Frank Sinatra tribute artist! Click here for more details.
Time: Evening time. Don’t try to snag that Chicken and Cava too early. You’ll spoil the ball drop.
1851 West 38th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211
Dream pairing on NYE this year – only $50! Chicken and Cava! Not feeling like beer? Want to just have a good meal and some . . . CAVA?! Okay, here you go!
Time: based on your reservation, yo
Larimer Square, 1317 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Here is a sneak peak at Euclid Hall’s special New Years Eve menu…Beer pairings and bubbles available day of.
A duo of Romano and Gorgonzola Dolce with chef accompaniments, courtesy of our friends at The Truffle Cheese shop.
w/ beer Pairing + $
Lamb stuffed mushrooms –
Eggplant tartare, herb gremolata, pomegranate, Greek yogurt
Beet Carbonara –
Smoked red beets, golden beet noodles, garlic cream, egg, Parmesan chip
Salad Gourmand –
Duck liver pate, grapes, pickled onions, pine nuts, Frisee, vegetable chips, seared foie
Steak and doughnuts –
16oz New York strip, celery root doughnuts, grilled onions,
lemon garlic sprouts
Cake and cream –
Funfetti cake, vanilla butter cream, fruity pebbles ice cream
Time: 8 p.m.
1057 South Wadsworth Boulevard #60, Lakewood, CO 80226
Caution Brewing Co. is going back to the 90s this New Year’s Eve with some 90s themed karaoke and a 90s style costume contest. Come sing and play on New Year’s Eve at CAUTION: West. #partywithcaution
Time: 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.
2811 Walnut Street, Suite 150, Denver, Colorado 80205
Because Final Friday falls right in the middle of the Christmas holiday, Stem Ciders decided to move there weekly Bluegrass Blowout to New Year’s Eve this month. Join Stem Ciders for some great bluegrass from 8-1am. They’ll have Ragged Union and Willie Bean Bluegrass helping them ring in the New Year. As always, shows are #FREE and the cider will be flowing.
Time: TBD by your reservation
5290 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303
ADD A LITTLE SPARKLE TO THE NEW YEAR. Join Bru for Beer Chef Ian Clark’s special New Year’s Eve menu. Call 720.638.5193 for reservations.
Time: 9 p.m.
1338 S Valentia St., Suite 100, Denver, Colorado 80247
Copper Kettle Brewing is celebrating New Year’s Eve this year in a huge way! With a four course beer pairing dinner with Mikes 2 Kitchen and their four barrel aged seasonal beers!! The tasting room will be transformed into a silver and gold gala, so kick off those slippers, slide on your dancing shoes, and join us for an amazing dinner to ring in the New Year! Taproom will be open after the dinner to ring in the New Year with an included Tequila Barrel Aged Imperial Pilsner or Champagne toast!! Tickets are $65 per person (additional 18% gratuity added)
Featuring live music from Denver’s own: P-Nuckle.
Come dance your tail off and party down with the best specials around!
New Year’s Party Specials:
16oz PBR + Well Shot: $5
ALL Draft Beers: $5 (they have 24 taps with a lot of craft beer)
Draft Beer + Well Shot: $8
Ole Smokey and Midnight Moon moonshine shot: $5
Moonshine Jell-O Shots: $2
50 cent wings (original or our brand new HOT style)
Specials start at 8:00 PM and go ALL NIGHT
P-Nuckle will take the stage at 9:30
Champagne toast at midnight!
Time: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
7667 E Iliff Ave, Denver, CO 80231
What better way to start the New Year than with a new beer?! Comrade is doing just that when they tap Yank Tank, an American Pale Wheat Ale, on New Year’s Day. An updated take on the classic American wheat beer, this session beer is loaded with Citra and Simcoe for a crisp and refreshing citrus finish. It clocks in at 5.3% ABV and 30 IBU.
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
105 West Emma Street Lafayette, CO 80026
Start your New Year off right with local legend Dechen Hawk’s soulful, jazzy tunes. Post Brewing will have live music from 11am-2pm on Thursday, January 1st, and they’ll be featuring a classic New Year’s Day dish to bring you luck throughout 2015.
[For folks on the go and neighbors who are feeling cozy at home, grab Post Brewing’s Hangover Cure: bucket of chicken and a growler of The Post beer* to go for a cool $49]
Reservations are recommended; just give them a call at 303.593.2066. They can’t wait to celebrate with you! *Growler options are Meathooks, Howdy, or Zippy
On New Year’s Day, they’ll be open on Poolside from 12pm – 10pm!
(Pubside will be closed). They’ll be featuring a BLOODY MARY SPECIAL! Can you guess what they’ll be offering to top off their New Year’s Day Bloody Mary?
3855 Mariposa St., Denver, Colorado
Diebolt Brewing Company will release The Commodore Russian Imperial Stout on draft and in 550 ML bottles at 4pm today. Stop by the brewery to grab your bottle!
Crooked Stave Artisan Ales and Happy Leaf Kombucha re-tap Ginger Kombucha blended w/ St. Bretta Winter
Time: 12pm- 11pm
3350 Brighton Blvd
The winter favorite is back on tap! Stop by their location at The Source to try this killer blend!
Time: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
1338 S Valentia St Suite 100, Denver, Colorado 80247
With 14 taps on the line now, they’re able to keep a fun and rotating tap list as well as have some favorites return! Join Copper Kettle Brewing Co in January as they welcome back some of the beers that you have been asking for! This Friday, CKBC’s imperial pilsner, dry and hoppy with a tequila twist is coming back to the tapwall! YUM!!
Time: January 2015
1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524
FCB (Fort Collins Brewery) is excited to release its brand new seasonals, Black Sheep, Black IPA and FCB Hefeweizen beginning January, 2015.
Standing apart from the herd, Black Sheep, Black India Pale Ale is a result of fortunate contradiction. FCB’s newest 4-pack seasonal is an elegantly blended array of bright citrus and earthly hop aromas with subtle notes of chocolate and coffee. It is especially smooth for its dark appearance, but contains a solid malt backbone, setting the stage for an artfully crafted arrangement of hops.
True to German style brewing techniques, FCB’s Hefeweizen has an aroma of citrus and spice that come alive with robust flavors of bready wheat and sweet malt. A hazy golden hue and refreshing finish, this 6-pack seasonal bids a goodbye to winter and a nod to the first taste of spring
Black Sheep, Black IPA and FCB Hefeweizen will be available to FCB’s distribution footprint in bottles and on draft. Hefeweizen will also be part of FCB’s Seasonal Brewer’s Lunch Box, a variety 12-pack.
Time: 9 a.m. – noon
5757 Arapahoe Ave Boulder, CO 80303
Avery Brewing is hiring for their new Tap Room and Restaurant, coming soon to 4910 Nautlius Ct. in Boulder! They’re hiring for all Front of House and Back of House positions, including: Server/Bartender, Host, Food Runner/Expediter, Dishwasher, Line/Prep Cook, and Sous Chef.
They are looking for the best candidates they can find and are hosting an open house for applicants! Join them in the Avery Barrel-Aging Cellar at 5757 Arapahoe Ave. this Saturday 1/3 between 9am and noon.
For an interview, please bring references, a résumé, and a cover letter declaring the position for which you’re applying. Please send questions (not resumes!) to [email protected] (no phone calls, please).
Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
3421 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601
For onsite consumption:
East Bank Farmhouse Ale ($6)
Brett Loves Citra – Roaring Fork Beer Co Collab ($5)
Plum Fruit Stand (new blend) – ($7)
Grape Fruit Stand – ($7)
Available to go:
Saison (new blend) ($15) – 3 bottle limit (16 cases total)
East Bank Farmhouse Ale ($16) – 6 bottle limit (33 cases total)
1 bottle limit of either below
Plum Fruit Stand ($20) or Saison Dry Hop Test #1 ($16)
We also have a variety of Saison and Casey Brewing and Blending logo American Apparel shirts and hoodies. Stemware is available for $10.
Time: Noon-5 p.m.
3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212
E’ery Saturday, you get two slices of the day + three drafts = $16 per person, no exceptions please, from Noon-5 p.m.
Time: 1 p.m.
1530 Blake St, Denver, Colorado 80202
Kicking off the New Year right! Join Freshcraft Saturday January 3rd at 1pm for an awesome tapping with Dry Dock Brewing. Brewery representatives will be on hand to raffle some cool Dry Dock gear.
2013 Dry Dock Imperial Stout
2013 Dry Dock Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Dry Dock Double Coffee Porter
Dry Dock Double Brown Ale
Dry Dock Ambassador
Dry Dock Amber
Time: Submissions will be due between 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. today @ Mountain Sun (no other locations)
1535 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
The Mountain Sun Brewery Team is getting ready for Stout Month 2015. They are calling on you, the local home brewers, to come up with a brand new recipe to help them pay homage to this diverse and classic style! The winning brewer will have the opportunity to a join a Mountain Sun Brewer and brew a six-barrel batch of his or her brew at the Mountain Sun Brewery. This beer will accompany their lineup of original and guest stouts during February’s Stout Month 2015. The winning brewer will also receive a fifty-dollar Stout Month bar tab! For more info, check out their Facebook page.
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
3719 Walnut St, Denver, Colorado 80205
The fourth installment of SNPS brings you the cult classic, The Boondock Saints! This is a favorite film of the BSB staff, and they invite you into their brewhouse to enjoy a red ale while watching this brutally awesome film!
Time: Taproom Hours
3550 Frontier Ave, Boulder, CO 80301
Sanitas Brewing now has Good People memberships available for 2015. The Sanitas Tap Room loyalty program includes free chips and salsa with each visit from McDevitt Taco Supply, Happy Hour pricing all the time, $1 off to-go beer, an exclusive member-only glass, and much more. $50 for the year, purchase in the Tap Room.
Time: 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
3920 Tennyson St. Denver, CO 80212
What is Hops & Pie beer club you might ask? For a yearly $60 bucks, you get anytime happy hour; which equates to $1 off our craft drafts, slices of the day & 10” pies, whenever you come in. Every Sunday we open an hour early just for you! And you get your 3rd draft free!!! On the 2nd Sunday of each month, we treat you to 50 cent select drafts.
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
15120 E Hampden Ave Aurora, Colorado 80014
Join Wing Hut at South Dock for 50-cent wings from 6 to 7pm. Quell the heat with some delicious barleypops. Good Monday, huh?!
Collaboration Fest will showcase the release of more than 50 Colorado collaboration beers. Each beer featured at Collaboration Fest is created by at least one CBG member, with other participating breweries from near and far, including breweries from other countries. Some collaboration brews will also feature more than five breweries. Tickets were released to the public for purchase starting Thursday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. at CollaborationFest.com. This jammer was my favorite festival from last year. Snag your tickets now!
Time: All day long every Tuesday
1900 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Today is Double Stamp Tuesday! And their cooler is full of yummy beer. Plus Saison 4-packs! You can receive a stamp (or two on Tuesdays) for a 4-pack, but you can only redeem a full stamp card for a 750ml bottle.
Time: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
5535 W 56th Ave #107, Arvada, CO 80002
Get a FREE BEER from Odyssey Beerwerks when you buy a growler fill. Offer good all day on Tuesdays. Also enjoy Happy Hour 3pm to 5pm.
Time: 6 p.m.
3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80216
Each Tuesday, Crooked Stave will tap a specialty keg in their taproom. Look for whacky fruit combos, dry-hopping or special barrels with these gems.
2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Keep the Glass night! 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!
Time: 5 p.m. – Close
3920 Tennyson St. Denver, CO 80212
Swing in every Tuesday night for the ‘Tuesday Night 23.’ You get two drafts and a two topping 18″pie for $23 bucks. Fuck yeah.
Fermenting Future Events That Are Tapping Soon As All Get Out …
Jan. 8-10th – 15th Annual Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival @ Vail Cascade Resort & Spa (Vail)
Jan 10th – New Belgium Slow Ride Session IPA Launch @ Winter Park Resort (Winter Park)
Jan 10th – Official Pinner Release Party @ Oskar Blues – the Tasty Weasel (Longmont)
Jan 10th – Belly Dance Work Out and a Beer @ Brewery Rickoli (Wheat Ridge)
Jan.16th – Big Barrel Aged Beer Festival @ Colorado Plus (Wheat Ridge)
Jan. 24th – Brewed – A Coffee and Beer Workshop @ Epic Brewing – Denver (Five Points)
Jan 24th – Real Ale, Real Love Firkin Festival @ Best Western Plus Crossroads Inn (Loveland)
Jan. 29th – Beer Dinner with Brewery Rickoli @ Colorado Plus (Wheat Ridge)
Did we miss any events in this week’s Denver Beer Beat? Let us know by emailing us at
Cheers to ye and may eternity find us in as good company as this! Stay Thirsty and Keep Denver Beer’d!