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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

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.


Cory King visits Small Batch - dbb - 01-07-15Cory King from Perennial Artisan Ales In Store Release of Abraxas @ Small Batch Liquors (Berkeley)

Time: 2 p.m.
4340 Tennyson Street, Denver, CO 80212

This Wednesday at 2:00pm, Cory King from Perennial Artisan Ales will be in the store to release this year’s vintage of Abraxas. Bottles will, naturally, go pretty fast.

Wayward Wednesday at River North Brewery (LoDo/Ballpark)

Time: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
2401 Blake St. #1, Denver, CO 80205

Come down for Wayward Wednesday this week to try the pilot batches! Two versions on tap together, one dry-hopped with Willamette…come have a say in the final recipe! Also, coming in March, RNB will debut their third can, River North Farmhouse.

ckbc - coffee cask - dbb - 01-07-15Coffee Pumpkin Porter Cask @ Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Southeast’est Denver)

Time: 3 p.m.
1338 S Valentia St Suite 100, Denver, Colorado 80247

CKBC is starting the New Year off right with coffee cask month!! They have four different coffee bean styles from Pablo’s Coffee and have paired them with four of their amazing craft beers!!

This week, a fan favorite: Coffee Pumpkin Porter. This delicious beer will be pumped up with java coffee beans. A perfect combination and great start to a New Year! Truck Yeah Food Truck will be there serving up awesome sliders and tot combinations at 5pm!!

hops and pie - artist sando - dbb - 01-07-15Artist Sando of the Week Announcement & $2 Craft Can Night @ Hops & Pie (Berkeley)

Time: 5 p.m. – Close
3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212

This Weeks Artisan Sando is: Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, Spiced Apple/ Pear Compote, Bacon, Brie, and Baby Arugula Served Panini Style!!! Pair a $2 Craft Can Night with this sandwich from 5 p.m. to close.

The Nutwarmer – Humpday Firkin @ High Hops Brewery (Windsor)

Time: 5 p.m.
6461 Colorado 392, Windsor, CO 80550

This 10.5% barleywine was aged on caramelized hazelnuts. The subtle cinnamon notes and mellow sweetness are sure to keep you warm during these cold winter days and blistering nights! In other words … It’ll warm your cockles!

verboten - butterfinger brah - dbb - 01-07-15Butterfinger Firkin of Killer Boots and Game Night @ Verboten Brewing (Loveland)

Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
1550 Taurus Court, Loveland, CO 80537

Lots of fun stuff going on at Verboten this Wednesday night! They will have Killer Boots, their Caramel Porter, being served out of a Firkin with Butterfingers!! Whoa!

Also, Nick from Heroes and Horrors Games will be joining in the taproom with an assortment of card and board games for people to play while they sip beer!

perennial ales - dbb - 01-07-15Perennial Artisan Ales Tapping Event @ Freshcraft (LoDo/Union Station)

Time: 7 p.m.
1530 Blake St, Denver, Colorado 80202

Join Freshcraft at 7pm Wednesday January 7th for a special tapping with Perennial Artisan Ales. Brewery Reps will be on hand. Come say hi!
On Tap: Perennial Abraxas, Perennial Hommel bier, and Perennial Heart Of Gold

kill the keg at tonys - dbb - 01-07-15Kill the Keg @ Tony’s Bar & Rooftop (Fort Collins)

Time: 10 p.m.
224 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Odell Brewing will be hanging out at Tony’s on Wednesday, 1/7 at 8pm for “Kill the Keg” night at Tony’s.

JOBS: Experienced Cooks to work in the Kitchen @ Black Sky Brewery (Baker)

Time: Stop by during business hours
490 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204

Want to work at a brewery?? Love pie??? Got kitchen skills??….BLACK SKY is hiring experienced cooks. Full & part time positions available. Stop by the brewery & ask for Harry.


Vail Big Beers 201415th Annual Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival @ Vail Cascade Resort & Spa (Vail)

Time: Thursday – Saturday
1300 Westhaven Dr Vail, CO 81657

Big Beers Festival will kick off a weekend of beer and brewing in Vail today. The fifteenth annual edition of this three-day event includes thirteen workshops and seminars, as well as a handful of Brewmasters’ Dinners and a Welcome Reception that will feature craft beer and food pairings. Coveted after party hangs include cigar and beer pairings and after parties galore. There will be a gang of PorchDrinking folks up there including yours truly so throw us a shoutout if you see us. Let’s share a beer!

trve brewing - acid temple update - dbb - 01-08-15TRVE Brewing’s Acid Temple Update for Early January @ Trve Brewing: Acid Temple (Valverde)

2620 W 2nd Ave, Denver, CO 80219

New puncheons for the Acid Temple. Crush.

wonderland's wondercan - dbb - 01-07-15New Year, New WonderCan Pricing! @ Wonderland Brewing Company (Broomfield)

Time: Mon – Thu: 3 pm – 10 pm, Fri: 2 pm – 11 pm, Sat: 12 pm – 11 pm and Sun: 11 am – 9 pm
5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020

Have you heard the news about Wonderland Brewing’s new WonderCan pricing? To bring in the New Year right, Wonderland Brewing is celebrating with special pricing for their beer to go!

Get one 32oz WonderCan of any non-specialty beer for $11 or two for $17. And for specialty beers, get one for $13 and two for $21! Happy 2015!

pay it forward homeless gear drive - odell - dbb - 01-08-15“Pay it Forward” Homeless Gear Drive @ Odell Brewing Co. (Fort Collins)

Time: Jan 8th from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. and again on Jan 15th from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

On January 8th and 15th, we’ll be hosting a “Pay it Forward” gear drive for Homeless Gear from 4 – 6 p.m. Bring in your gently used outdoor gear and we’ll give you a free classic pint. Homeless Gear’s mission is to provide homeless men, women and children with the supplies that they need to survive on the streets and the support and companionship that they need to navigate the path from homelessness to self-sufficiency.

walnut brewery celebrates 25 years - dbb - 01-08-15Celebrate 25 years of Walnut Brewery with a pint of Sub Zero Winter Ale @ Walnut Brewery (Boulder)

Time: 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. for your free pint (stay later and buy some more barleypops and grub)
1123 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

Get ready for a year of excitement as they celebrate 25 years of being Boulder’s original brewpub. This Thursday they are tapping their famous Sub Zero Winter Ale. THey will be handing out free pints of Sub Zero Winter Ale from 6:00pm – 6:30pm to anyone that would like to taste this classic brew.

January Beer and Cheese Pairing @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company (Southeast’est Denver)

Time: 7 p.m.
1338 S Valentia St Suite 100, Denver, Colorado 80247

Price includes:
4 artisan cheeses from all over the world
4 craft beer samples (oftentimes, we release a beer that is not even on the draft line yet!)
Freshly baked bread
Fresh crisp fruit

CKBC hold the event in their private event center with an intimate feel, personalized with their head brewer and a professional cheesemonger from the Truffle Cheese Shop.

Tickets are $20/per person (excludes tax and tip). We sell out of this event every month, so TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE! Follow the link to sign up!

New Beer and Delicious Smoked Food Every Thursday During January @ Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder)

Time: Evenings
5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO 80301

Wild Woods Brewery is teaming up with Knock On Wood Smokehouse to bring you a new beer and delicious smoked food every Thursday during January! First up, this Thursday 1/8: Cask of Dessert Porter with chocolate and hazelnuts. 1/15: Cherry Wheatwine, 1/22: Cask of Wildflower Pale with hibiscus and rose, & 1/29: Imperial Stout flight featuring several versions of Black Smoke. Make Thursday nights in the ‘Woods part of your winter routine!


bull and bush - january gravity month - dbb - 01-07-15German Gravity Beer Tapping @ Bull and Bush Brewery (Glendale)

Time: 11 a.m.
4700 Cherry Creek Dr S, Denver, CO 80246

January is Gravity Month at Bull & Bush Brewery! Every Friday of this month, they’ll tap a different 20 Liter Gravity Keg of German beer. This week, Bull and Bush tap Klosterbrauerei Weissenohe Green Monkey Mandarina #1.

Second Anniversary Party @ J Wells Brewery (Boulder)

Time: 12 p.m.
2516 49th St #5, Boulder, CO 80301

Second Anniversary Party starting at 12:00pm. Barrel aged Hop Haze release, Barrel Aged Lights Out bottle release, only 5 cases! Heirloom food truck will be on site serving food! DJ Drew will spin the latest digital vinyl. Plus all sorts of high jinks, shenanigans, and skullduggery!

Dortmunder Lager Tap Release @ Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Souteast’est Denver)

Time: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
1338 S Valentia St Suite 100, Denver, Colorado 80247

Bringing in the New Year right with their Dortmunder Lager. This pale lager is good mix of a Helles and Pils. Characteristics from both beers give the Dortmunder a good balance with a touch of malty sweetness, providing a smooth yet crisply refreshing beer. Swing in for a pint and some great barbecue from Taste of Texas BBQ!!

Firkin Friday – Tequila Barrel IPA @ Dry Dock Brewing Company – South Dock (South Aurora)

Time: 3 p.m.
15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, Colorado 80014

Every Friday, Dry Dock Brewing Company’s South Dock tasting room taps a specialty firkin at 3 pm. This week’s firkin is an Tequila Barrel IPA.

Black Rye-day Beer Release @ Baere Brewing (Speer/Baker)

Time: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
320 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

Belly up to the bar top at Baere Brewing this Friday for a new Belgian beer release. The brew is called “Black Rye-day” which was brewed by their staff on Black Friday and is a Rye-heavy dark Belgian. They’ll be closed on Saturday as they will be at the Big Beers Belgians and Barleywines festival in Vail.


new belgium - slow ride up the hill - dbb - 01-10-15New Belgium Slow Ride Session IPA Launch @ Winter Park Resort (Winter Park)

Time: Jan 10th from 8 a.m. through Jan 11th 10 p.m.
Winter Park, Colorado

New Belgium has partnered with Winter Park Resort and is releasing a brand new beer! To kick it off we are joining forces with Winter Park to create an unforgettable weekend of skiing, good friends, great food, and delicious beer.

Packages start at $411 for 2 and includes: Lift Passes, Lodging, New Belgium Beer Dinner, and Swag Bag!

Visit the Winter Park website for more details and to purchase tickets!

Belly Dance Work Out and a Beer @ Brewery Rickoli (Wheat Ridge)

Time: January 10 at 10:30 a.m. & January 24 at 11:30 a.m.
4335 Wadsworth Blvd, Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033

Shimmy in 2015 with a fun, cardio work out and strengthen muscles, all while belly dancing. All levels welcome. Pre-register at Rickoli’s for $12 or $15 the day of. Price includes a frosty malted one.
If you have any questions, contact Carri

1st Anniversary Celebration Weekend @ Kokopelli Beer Co (Westminster)

Time: Saturday 11 a.m. and Sunday 10 p.m.
8931 Harlan St, Westminster, Colorado 80031

Head on down to Kokopelli Beer Company this weekend (January 10th and 11th) and help Kokopelli celebrate their first anniversary! Here are some of the highlights to look forward to:

-7 new beers will be tapped!
– Special 7 taster flight of all the new beers for $11
-Musical entertainment periodically through the weekend
-Merchandise specials

Saturday Session @ Hops & Pie (Berkeley)

Time: Noon-5 p.m.
3920 Tennyson Stm 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.

Firkin Saturday at Canoe Room – Green Chili Apricot @ Dry Dock North (North Aurora)

Time: 12 p.m.
2801 Tower Rd, Aurora, Colorado 80011

Back by popular demand, Canoe Room brings you the Green Chile Apricot Firkin. It won;t last long!

tasty weasel - pinner ipa release party - oskar blues - dbb - 01-10-15Official Pinner Release Party @ Oskar Blues – the Tasty Weasel (Longmont)

Time: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
1800 Pike Rd, Unit B Longmont, Colorado 80501

The Pinner is a delicious low abv hoppy throwback ipa. There will be hot air balloon rides, concert ticket giveaways, and a chance to win some skis (pictured above)!!! The Delta Sonics will be playing in the afternoon and the Bodacious Eats food truck will be here to satisfy your munchies needs.

A special evening with GLOWING HOUSE - dbb - 01-10-15A special evening with GLOWING HOUSE @ Black Shirt Brewing Co. (RiNo/Five Points)

Time: 7 p.m.
3719 Walnut St, Denver, Colorado 80205

Expect a completely rearranged taproom, floor-pillow seating, and a special Glowing House/BSB collaboration beer on tap. For those who don’t know, Glowing House is a folk/rock band anchored by the local married duo Steve Varney and Jess Parsons. Their beautiful original sound is often referred to as “hauntingly hopeful” and “enlighteningly sad”. They are a house favorite at BSB, and the brewery couldn’t be more excited to host this intimate performance. The concert is free and music begins at 7pm. Seating will be limited so be sure to come in early to secure a spot. This is a night not to miss!

Stem Ciders First Anniversary Party @ Stem Ciders (RiNo/Five Points)

Time: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. tunes
2811 Walnut Street, Suite 150, Denver, Colorado 80205

Come help us celebrate their 1st anniversary. They’ll have Modern Whiskey Market playing from 8-11pm for #FREE and there is a single varietal cider made from Winesap apples being released.


station 26 brunch logo - dbb - 01-07-15January Bluegrass Brunch @ Station 26 Brewing Co. (North Park Hill)

Time: 11 a.m.
7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80207

Beer, live music from That Damn Sasquatch, donuts from Glazed & Confuzed, and barbecue from Rolling Smoke! Free admission.

Hops & Pie Beer Club @ Hops & Pie (Berkeley)

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.

bsb - sunday movie night - dumb and dumber - dbb - 01-12-15Sunday Night Picture Show – Dumb and Dumber @ Black Shirt Brewing (Five Points)

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
3719 Walnut St, Denver, Colorado 80205

The fifth installment of SNPS presents: Dumb and Dumber on January 11th @ 5pm. “A place where the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I’m talking about a little place called Aspen Black Shirt Brewing.”

destihl brewing beersDestihl Brewery and Elite Brands host a Colorado Distribution Launch @ Backcountry Pizza (Boulder)

Time: 6 p.m.
2319 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, Colorado 80302

For all of you Illinois expats in the area – you might be interested to know that Backcountry Pizza in Boulder is giving a proper Colorado welcome to Destihl Brewing (from Bloomington!) at a state roll out tapping event on Monday the 12th at 6 pm. We at are really stoked about the influx of Destihl that is about to hit us like a freight train.


Wing Hut Power Hour @ Dry Dock – South Dock (South Aurora)

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?!

Destihl Brewery & Elite Brands host A Colorado Distribution Launch @ Choice City Butcher (Ft Collins)

Time: 12 p.m.
104 W Olive St, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

Colorado distribution, roll out tapping by Elite Brands for Destihl Brewery out of Bloomington, Indiana. Get stoked Fort Collins.

Destihl Brewery & Elite Brands host A Colorado Distribution Launch @ Tap N Handle (Ft Collins)

Time: 4 p.m.
307 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Colorado distribution, roll out tapping by Elite Brands for Destihl Brewery out of Bloomington, Indiana. Get stoked some more Fort Collins.

Pints for Purpose – Aspen Camp @ Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Southeast’est Denver)

Time: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
1338 S Valentia St Suite 100, Denver, Colorado 80247

Feel good about yourself with Copper Kettle on Pints for Purpose Tuesdays. Every Tuesday, $1 of every beer you drink will automatically be donated to a different rotating charity of that week. You drink, they donate. It’s that simple. This week’s charity is Pika Sign Language Interpreting Services – Aspen Camp. Their mission is to serve Deaf and hard of hearing individuals by providing safe, high-quality experiences that support educational, emotional, social and recreational growth. Aspen Camp’s summer program gives deaf and hard of hearing kids a chance to take part in activities like hiking, rafting, art, and drama with other kids who use their language and share their culture

Keep the Glass Night! @ Our Mutual Friend (Five Points)

Time: 4:00pm
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!

Double Stamp Tuesday @ Funkwerks (Ft. Collins)

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.

FREE BEER with a Growler Fill @ Odyssey Beerwerks (East Arvada)

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.

tap-it-tuesdayTap-It! Tuesdays @ Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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.

Tuesday Night 23 @ Hops & Pie (Berkeley)

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 …

Jan16th –Jan. 24thBrewed – Coffee and Beer Workshop @ Epic Brewing – Denver (Five Points)
Jan 17thWhiskey Barrel Quandary Bottle Release @ River North Brewery (RiNo/Five Points)
Jan 23rd – 24th2015 Denver Winter Brew Fest @ Mile High Station (Lincoln Park)
Jan 24thReal Ale, Real Love Firkin Festival @ Best Western Plus Crossroads Inn (Loveland)
Jan 24thOdell Brewing’s 2015 Sweaty Sweater 5K & Polar Bear Plunge at Horsetooth Reservoir
Jan 29thBeer Dinner with Brewery Rickoli @ Colorado Plus (Wheat Ridge)
Jan 30thCraft Beer & Chocolate Desserts Pairing @ West Flanders Brewing Co (Fort Collins)
Mar 21stCollaboration Fest @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High (Sun Valley)

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!

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