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PorchDrinking’s Denver Beer Beat 1/14 – 1/21

Denver Beer Beat

Hey there PorchDrinkers, Cory’s got the week off but Ive got ya covered with this week’s roundup! 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.


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Coffee Stout w/ Marley Coffee Bike Caffe Tapping @ West Flanders (Boulder)

Time: 2 p.m.

1125 Pearl St., Boulder, Colorado

West Flanders Brewery has collaborated with local coffee cart, Marley Coffee to create a Coffee Stout. The beer taps at the West Flanders Pearl St. location at 2 p.m.

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Cascara Charlie’s Golden Strong Ale @ 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’s cask is Cascara Charlie’s Golden Strong. Cascara is the unroasted shell of the coffee bean often times used as a type of tea. This specific style is a cherry tea with flavors of tobacco, raisin and plum.

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 for a special pilot batch of Table Sour! Tart and sessionable, this new experimental brew taps Wednesday at 3pm!

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DESTIHL Brewery CO Launch Tasting @ World of Beer Lodo (Lodo)

Time: 5 p.m.
1555 Blake St, Denver, Colorado 80202

Come out for DESTIHL Brewery’s Colorado launch event at World of Beer Lodo in downtown Denver. Elite Brand Distributors and WoB will walk guest through a tasting of Destihl’s offerings which are now available in the Denver market!

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Artist 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:Andouille Sausage, 5 Pepper Relish, Creole Mustard & Spicy Jack Cheese on a house hoagie roll!!! Also, Tuesday 23 is here! 2 Drafts and an 18″ 2 Topping Pizza for $23 from 5-close!


Weizenbock on tap at Upslope Brewing Flatiron Park (Boulder)

Time: Current
1898 S Flatiron Ct. Boulder, CO 80301

Upslope has tapped their 10% Weizenbock at their Flatiron Park location. Stop into their Flatiron Park tap room to try this winter warmer


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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! This week, 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!

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

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

On January 15th, Odell Brewing 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.


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Smoke Shack Smoked Lager @ Comrade Brewing Company (Cherry Creek Country Club)

Time: 12 p.m.
7667 E Iliff Ave, Denver, CO 80231

Smoke Shack Smoked lager will be tapped Friday at Noon. This rich amber lager has smoky highlights in the nose and in the deep malt base. Brewed with Weyermann Munich, beechwood-smoked malt, Magnum hops and lagered for over 2 months for a clean and crisp finish.

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Winter Warmer Release Party @ Our Mutual Friend (Five Points)

Time: 2:00pm
2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205

Friday, January 16th will mark the 3rd release of Winter Warmer, a beautifully complex 10% abv Old Ale. This crowd favorite has notes of fruit, dark chocolate, roastiness, toffee, & black currant. It’s brewed using 100% CO grown malt and hops! Each 500ml bottle is wax dipped and hand numbered! Limit 2 per person.

Winter Warmer, Breakfast Winter Warmer (with coffee, cocoa nibs, and vanilla bean), and a bunch of other delicious beer will be on tap! Texorado BBQ food truck will be on hand!

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1 Year Anniversary of West Location@ Caution Brewing (Lakewood)

Time: Friday 3:00 p.m. – 11p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.
1057 S. Wadsworth Blvd Unit 60, Lakewood, CO 80226

Caution Brewing Company is celebrating the One Year Anniversary of their west location in Lakewood this upcoming weekend and want you to come join us to help celebrate! They are featuring 2 great local bands, many raffle prizes, Moe’s BBQ food truck on Saturday, and new beer and bottle releasees. Friday night will go from 3pm to 11pm and Saturday they’ll be partying all day from 12pm to 11pm.

Barrel-Aged Beers Tapping @ Colorado Plus

Time: 11:00 a.m.
6995 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO

If you’re anything like me the cool winter air always draws me towards big rich roasty barrel-aged beers. This weekend Colorado Plus will showcase some of this state’s best, and in some instances rarest collection of barrel-aged gem with a Barrel-Aged Beers Tapping. These beers will all go on tap when they open and once they’re gone, well, they’re gone. Don’t miss out! #BarrelAgeIt

  • Dry Dock- Double Vanilla Porter aged in Bourbon Barrels
  • Elevation- Oil Man RIS aged in Breckenridge Bourbon Barrels
  • River North- Big City Quad aged in Manhattan Cocktail Barrel
  • Kannah Creek- The Demise of Ivan RIS aged in Peach St Barrels
  • Avery- Tweak Stout with coffee aged in Bourbon Barrels
  • Crazy Mountain- Pumpkin aged in Breckenridge Bourbon Barrels
  • Diebolt- The Commodore RIS aged in Bourbon Barrels
  • Odell- Barrel Thief Myrcenary aged in Oak Barrel
  • Butcherknife- Briones aged in Bourbon Barrels
  • Oskar Blues- Full Pint Strong Ale aged in Whiskey Barrels
  • Verboten- Plethora aged in rum Barrels
  • Telluride- H2O Fishwater Project DIPA aged in Peach St Barrels
  • Colorado Plus Quadricorn Belgian Quad in Bourbon Barrels
  • Epic- Big Bad Baptist Imp Stout with coffee and cocoa nibs
  • Breckenridge- Holidale aged in Whiskey Barrels
  • Grimm Brothers- Brett Bock aged in Red Wine Barrels with brett for 2 years

Foreign Export Coffee Stout @ Mockery Brewing (Taxi)

Time: 2:00pm
3501 Delgany St., Denver, CO 80205

This sounds like an ESPN Instant Classic! Mockery Brewing Company which opened just a few months ago will tap their Foreign Export Coffee Stout brewed in collaboration with Huckleberry Roaster, aged in an ex-Woodford Reserve barrels that is then aged w/ Vanilla bitters. Talk about coming out of the gate swinging!

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3rd Annual Hogshead Days @Hogshead Brewery (Sloan’s Lake) 

Time: Friday, Jan 16 – Sunday, Jan 18
4460 W 29th Ave Denver, CO 80212

Hogshead Brewery celebrates its annual Hogshead Days weekend commemorating head brewer Stephen Kirby’s birthday. The three-day celebration will feature two new beers, AK Bitter and Dr. Bakken’s Lunchtime Oatmeal Stout. The event also features Beer From the Wood Chin Wag ESB; Beer From the Wood John Shaft Porter with cocoa nibs; New Years Window Licker Barleywine Vertical; Olde Burton Extra Old Ale (two year vertical); Richard Roundtree Stout with cocao nibs; and Divine Right Imperial Stout.

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Destihl Brewery Beer Pairing Dinner @ The Populist (RiNo) 

Time: 5 p.m.
3163 Larimer St. Denver, CO 80205

The Destihl Colorado launch week continues with a special dinner at The Populist paired with Destihl Beers. Call ahead to reserve a spot. (720) 432-3163


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2nd Anniversary Party @ Cannonball Creek Brewery (Golden)

Time: 12 p.m. –  10 p.m.
393 N Washington Ave, Golden, CO

Cannonball Creek Brewery is celebrating it’s 2nd Anniversary with a host of special tappings including a 2nd Anniversary Beer. Enjoy music from The Longest Day of the Year Duo and The Lookout Mountain Boys, as well as wood fire pizza from Rolling Dough.

Broken Spine Brewery Roggenbier Tapping @ Grandma’s House Brewery 

Time: 5 p.m.
1710 S. Broadway, Denver

Broken Spine Brewing, a brewery-in-planning, will release a limited quantity of their Roggenbier on Saturday, January 17th at the collective brewery, Grandma’s House (1710 S. Broadway, Denver). The beer will be tapped at 5pm. The Cluck Truck will be on site serving their southern style comfort food throughout the evening.

Barrel-Aged Beer Festival @Lowdown Brewery (Golden Triangle) 

Time: 2 – 5 p.m. Saturday Jan 17

4460 W 29th Ave Denver, CO 80212

Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen will host a barrel-aged beer festival Saturday from 2 -5 p.m. featuring three of their own barrel aged beers as well as barrel-aged guest beers from breweries throughout the city. All together, there will be nine different beers on tap; each costs $7 to $9. They include Lowdown Imperial IPA aged in a Woodford Reserve Barrel; Lowdown Strong Ale aged in a Breckenridge whiskey barrel; Platte Park Milk Stout aged in a Fireside Bourbon barrel; Rock Bottom Denver Baltic Porter aged in a Woodford Reserve barrel; Lowdown Barleywine aged in a Woodford Reserve barrel; and beers from Great Divide, River North, Lone Tree and Dry Dock.

river north whiskey barrel quandry

Whiskey Barrel Quandry Release at River North Brewery (LoDo/Ballpark)

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

River North Brewery will re-release “the patriarch” of its barrel-aged beers, Whiskey Barrel Quandary, today at 1 p.m. in the taproom. The beer, which only comes out once per year, is a Belgian-style quadrupel; the barrel-aged version is a blend of several batches of the beer that was aged in rye and bourbon barrels. It “bursts with notes of ripe plum, rye whiskey spice and a malty, bourbon-infused kick,” the brewery says. “Finishing at 12.7 percent ABV, this beer can be savored now or cellared for years.” Both draft pours and bombers-to-go will be available. With 120 cases total, bottles will cost $15 with a limit of six. More cases will hit liquor store shelves.

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A-Basin Ski Day w/ Living The Dream Brewing Co 

Time: 6:15 a.m.
12305 Dumont Way Unit A, Littleton, Colorado 80215

If Vail Big Beers is any evidence, there’s a strong crossover between skiing, and apres ski beers. This Saturday, Living the Dream Brewing is marrying those passions with an A-Basin Ski Day Trip. The brewery has reserved a spot at the A-Basin beach and will be grilling out and providing beers. Cost is $65 per person and includes transportation from the brewery at 6:15 a.m. to the mountain and back, as well as beers and food but does NOT include a lift ticket or gear. Sign up in the taproom.

Poor Richard’s Ale Release @ Dry Dock Brewing Company – South Dock (South Aurora)

Time: 12 p.m.
15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, Colorado 80014

Help South Dock celebrate the 309th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s birthday! Head over for the tapping of Poor Richard’s Ale, a corny, malty, slightly nutty beer brewed annually at Dry Dock to exemplify what he might have enjoyed way back when.

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.


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.
Monday 1/19/15


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!

Fermenting Future Events That Are Tapping Soon As All Get Out …

Jan16th –Jan. 24thBrewed – Coffee and Beer Workshop @ Epic Brewing – Denver (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 24thBreak Your Resolutions Party @ Chain Reaction Brewing

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)

Feb 20-22 – Winter Wondergrass Music Brews Mountains @ Avon, CO

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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