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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

Denver Beer Beat

Hey there PorchDrinkers! Thanks to everyone that made it out to the Nebraska Brewing Colorado Distribution Launch Party last night. Wow, what an awesome night that was and we have some more events to share with you for Nebraska’s launch into Colorado. That being said, 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.


Mountain Sun’s Stout Month@ Mountain Sun Pubs (Boulder (x3), Denver and Longmont)

Time: 2/1 to 2/28 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 AM
At all Mountain Sun Locations

22nd annual Stout Month at all Mountain Sun locations. During the whole month of February, most taps at these locations will devote their taps to stout beers.

The Weekly Schedule @ Station 26 Brewing Co. (Northeast Park Hill)

7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80207

This week at Station 26…

Mon – Satay By Jorge
Tue – The Colorado Pig Rig
Wed – CFTDenver – Comfortable Food Truck
(Firkin) Thu – Firkin of Mole Red X and Meatball.
(New Beer) Fri – Release of Single Hop Chinook IPA and Big Kiwi Eats
Sat – Basic Kneads Pizza
Sun – BLUEGRASS BRUNCH w/ The Acoustic Mining Company!

tap-it tuesday - surette reserva cassis - crooked stave - dbb - 02-03-15Tap-It Tuesday Leftovers/#WeHopeThisIsStillOnWednesday @ Crooked Stave – The Source (Five Points/RiNo)

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80216

Maybe, just maybe, there is some of last night’s tapping of a special keg of their Surette Reserva Cassis aged with Black Currants.

FATE_Holiday_Anniversary_dbb - 02-04-15A Party To Celebrate You – Two Year Anniversary @ FATE Brewing (Boulder)

Time: Special Tappings and Releases All Week
1600 38th Street Boulder, CO 80301

FATE is turning two and they want to celebrate you! Please join them in the festivities all this week. Here’s the events schedule:

  • Wednesday February 4th – It’s a party. Join FATE for door prizes, festive surprises and specials all day long. Plus they’ll mark the occasion with the release of their 2nd Anniversary brew Vinum Viognier (pronounced vahy-num) Saison.
  • Imperial Core Beer Release – Different style released each day of the week. More below on this very special second anniversary project.
  • Select $2 Core Beer Pints Each Day of the Week – Each person receives one select $2 core beer pint with purchase of a food item. Here is the schedule for the $2 beers.
    Wednesday 2/4– $2 Norns Roggenbier
    Thursday 2/5 – $2 Laimas Kölsch Style Ale
    Friday 2/6 – $2 Parcae Belgian Pale Ale
    Check out our Events Page for more.

dueling kegs of table sour - rnb - wayward wednesday - 02-04-2015Wayward Wednesday at River North Brewery (LoDo/Ballpark)

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
2401 Blake St. #1, Denver, CO 80205

For this week’s Wayward Wednesday, River North Brewery will have dueling kegs of Table Sour! Two different versions…one dry-hopped with Mosaic, one with sea salt and coriander… come vote with your mouth!

Chocolate Vanilla Imperial Cream Ale Cast Tapping @ Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Southeast Denver)

Time: 3:00 p.m.
1338 S Valentia St Suite 100, Denver, Colorado 80247

It’s February and with it comes the return of CKBC’s Decadent Chocolate Cask Month!! AND because they love you so, there will be special doughnut pairings from Glazed and Confuzed Doughnuts each week!! (Limited amounts on those doughnuts so get here early!)

This week, the beer will be a chocolate & vanilla imperial cream ale with a crème-brule doughnut stuffed with vanilla custard and a crunchy, torched sugar glaze!! Truck Yeah Food Truck here at 4pm for your slider, wraps, and tot needs!!

Artist Sando of the Week Announcement & $2 Craft Can Night @ Hops & Pie (Berkeley)

Time: 5:00 p.m. – Close
3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212

This Week’s Artisan Sando “The Lamb Dip”: Slow roasted leg of lamb shaved hella thin, au jus, root beer braised onions, aged white cheddar and mint creme fraiche on a house roll!! Pair a $2 Craft Can Night with this sandwich from 5 p.m. to close.

“Hinterwälder Lager” – Firkin Release @ High Hops Brewery (Windsor)

Time: 5:00 p.m.
6461 State Highway 392, Windsor, Colorado 80550

A lager made with locally grown grain that was malted by Hinterwälder Malting Company based in the Front Range of Colorado.

wednesdays in february at coopersmiths - dbb - 02-04-15Gone Fishin’: FISH FRY! Every Wednesday in February @ Coopersmith’s Pub & Brewing (Fort Collins)

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
5 Old Town Square, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Just like they do in the Midwest! Fill up on a plate of fish fry and pair it with some damn good suds over at Coopersmith’s Pub & Brewing every Wednesday in February for their annual Fish Fry. $15.95 – Now that is a swimmingly good deal!

elite brands hosts nebraska brewing - dbb - 02-04-15Elite Brands Hosts Nebraska Brewing @ Falling Rock Tap House/Backcountry Tap House

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Falling Rock, 6:00 p.m. at Backcountry

Mark your calendars! It’s time to welcome everyone’s friends at Nebraska Brewing Company to the Colorado craft beer market! Join Elite Brands at one of the upcoming launch events where you can bet there will be no shortage of great beer! The first was at Cap City Tavern last night; tonight you can catch some action at Falling Rock Tap House or at Backcountry Pizza and Tap House.

elite brands hosts oud beersel - wob lodo - dbb - 02-04-15Elite Brands Hosts Oud Beersel from Belgium!!! @ World of Beer – LoDo

Time: 7:00 p.m.
1555 Blake Street #102, Denver, CO 80202

Speaking of Elite Brands, join our friends at Elite Brands at World of Beer – LoDo for a Lambic Beer tasting featuring Oud Beersel from Belgium! Owner & Blender, Gert Christiaens, will be on hand to walk you through their beautiful lineup of lambic beers.


Beer Tasting Thursdays featuring the SWISS @ Mr. B’s Wine & Spirits (Five Points)

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

Last Thursday Mr. B’s showcased some great American wild ales from Crooked Stave. This week they are switching gears back to Europe with a battle of the Swiss! They are putting Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes in the ring with Brasserie Trois Dames to see who is KO’d first. Not really, but hopefully someone yells “FINISH HIM” at some point. Anyway, they’ll be tasting Cuvée Alex le Rouge and Cuvée La Quatorze from BFM and La Tentation and Sainte ni Touche from Brasserie Trois Dames. These are sure to be some very unique, extremely well crafted beers showcasing how new-world Europe has as much to say about beer as old-world Europe has always been known for. Either way, don’t forget to come by this Thursday between 4pm and 7pm to make sure you don’t miss out on this great tasting.

new world cheese and epic brewing pairing - dbb - 02-05-15

Chocolate, Cheese and Beer Tasting @ Epic Brewing – Denver Taproom (RiNo/Five Points)

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205

Nothing says love like beer & cheese. Join New World Cheeses at Epic Brewery on Thursday, Feb 5th from 6-8pm for a chocolate, cheese & Lil’ Brainless® Raspberries tasting event just in time for Valentine’s Day ($5). If you like the tasty selections, you can order a full cheese box for pick up to surprise your sweetie on February 14th.


Rum Barrel Aged Pumpkin Porter Nitro Release!! @ Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Southeast’est Denver)

Time: 12:00 p.m.
1338 S Valentia St Suite 100, Denver, Colorado 80247

Did they say pumpkin?? They sure did!! Why not have your favorite pumpkin beer in February as well as October!!

CKBC’s Imperial Pumpkin Porter aged in Rum barrels is back on tap and on Nitro!! This beer has been aging for four months in barrels giving it a fuller rum flavor with the same great pumpkin pie spices. Tony Guacamole Food Truck will be here serving up awesome Mexican crafted cuisine!!

smoked lager release - mockery - dbb - 02-06-15

NEW BEER RELEASE and FIRST FRIDAY! @ Mockery Brewing (RiNo/Five Points)

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
3501 Delgany St Denver, CO 80216

Mockery will be releasing their Smoked Lager and hosting local bluegrass band Blow the Vault for February’s First Friday, 2/6. Happy hour pricing before 8pm! Check out other RiNo First Friday events here…

comrade brewing - dbb - 02-06-15

Imperial India Pale Ale Tapping @ Comrade Brewing Co (Southeast Denver)

Time: 12:00 p.m.
7667 E Iliff Ave, Denver, CO 80231

Comrade Brewing will release their first Imperial IPA (IIPA) starting at 12 noon on Friday. It weighs in at 9.5% ABV, 100+ IBU and brewed with Citra, Simcoe, Mosaic, Millennium and Galaxy.

They’ve also got two collaboration brews coming up in late February for Collaboration Fest. One is with Hogshead. They’re also working with Crooked Stave for another one. More details to come soon on what we can expect from these collaborations.

trve - crimson  death release - dbb - 02-06-15

Crimson Death Bottle Release @ TRVE Brewing (Baker)

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
227 Broadway # 101, Denver, Colorado 80203

TRVE Brewing relinquishes their next sour offering, Crimson Death. Crimson Death is a sour ale aged on raspberries and boysenberries. The ale clocks in at 8.1% ABV. This is their first new, general release sour in a long while. 375 millimeter singles, adorned with another bodacious Samuel Turner label, will be on sale in the taproom on Friday. Crimson Death comin’ at ya!!!!

omf - gose tapping - dbb - 02-06-15

The Gose Returns!!!! @ Our Mutual Friend Tenth Acre & Brewery (Five Points/RiNo)

Time: 2:00 p.m. – Midnight
2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205

Gose is back on tap Friday! It has been greatly missed. Jump into a pint of the tart and salted goodness that is OMF Gose to start the weekend off proper!

Firkin Friday – Raspberry Peppermint Porter Tapping @ Berthoud Brewing (Berthoud)

Time: 5:00 p.m.
450 8th Street, Berthoud, CO 80513

Firkin Friday!! Berthoud Brewing is tapping the Raspberry Peppermint Porter Firkin at 5:00! Hours of operation are from 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

wunsch beer release - grandmas house - dbb - 02-06-15Two Creek’s Brewing Guest Hosts their Wunsch Beer Release @ Grandma’s House (Athmar Park)

Time: 6:00 p.m.
1710 S Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80210

This Friday, February 6 at 6pm, Two Creeks Brewing is releasing their second beer at Grandma’s House at 1710 South Broadway. Sign up for their newsletter to receive a FREE BEER when you present your confirmation email at the event.

Wunsch is a German-style amber ale that is approachable and flavorful. Very obvious but soft malt flavors sit across from a firm hop presence that balances the malt. A truly, great yeast that has become a house strain leaves all of the great malt flavors alone and imparts a delightful richness that is hard to describe.


casey brewing and blending - february release - dbb - 02-06-15

DAY TRIP: February Releases @ Casey Brewing & Blending (Glenwood Springs)

Time: 11:00 a.m.
3421 Grand Ave Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Casey Brewing & Blending unleashes the yeast on the latest installment of bottles for public release. On Saturday, February 7 at 11am. This go-round also features a trio of magnums, so hit this up early if you don’t want to miss out.

The details:

  • Saison – $15 per 750mL bottle, limit 12 per person
  • East Bank Farmhouse Ale – $16 per 750mL bottle, limit 12 per person
  • Magnums – Saison ($40), East Bank ($42), Plum Fruit Stand ($50), limit 1 of each per person
  • More details here

Saturday Session @ Hops & Pie (Berkeley)

Time: Noon-5:00 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.


february bluegrass brunch - station 26 - dbb - 02-08-15February Bluegrass Brunch @ Station 26 Brewing Co (Northeast Park Hill)

Time: 11:00 a.m.
7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80207

Beer, live music from Acoustic Mining Company, donuts from Glazed & Confuzed, and barbecue from Rolling Smoke! Free admission.

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

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 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.

new belgium - lost in the woods - terminal bar - dbb - 02-08-15**SOLDOUT** Lost in the Woods @ Terminal Bar (LoDo/Union Station)

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO 80202

New Belgium Brewing’s 3rd Annual Lost in the Woods party is coming to Denver! Be the first to enjoy the 2015 vintages of New Belgium’s wood-aged sour beers, including: 2015 La Folie, 2015 Transatlantique Kriek (blended with Oud Beersel’s Kriek), Oscar Worthy Coffee (our sour brown aged on coffee beans), Deconstructed Transatlantique Kriek (unblended Trans Kriek…Oud Beersel’s Kriek and our Belgian Golden Strong).

Frank Bonnano Concepts Travel and Cooking Series - lous food bar - dbb - 02-08-15“Chef Driven” Premiere @ Lou’s Food Bar (Sunnyside)

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
1851 West 38th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211

This Sunday is the premiere of Chef Driven on Rocky Mountain PBS! The first episode of this travel and cooking series with Frank Bonanno of Bonanno Concepts explores the world of craft beer, making stops at the Crooked Stave Barrel Cellar, Great Divide Brewing Co. and Dry Dock Brewing Company.

AMC’s The Walking Dead w/ Ninkasi Tapping @ Mayor of Oldtown (Fort Collins)

Time: 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
632 South Mason Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Mayor of Oldtown welcomes AMC’s the Walking Dead back this Sunday and they will be tapping Ninkasi’s ‘Dawn of the Red’ to celebrate. The first showing is at 7:00pm and the second is at 9:00pm.  See you Sunday!!



Goodbye, alley… @ Avery Brewing Company (Boulder)

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
5757 Arapahoe, Unit B1, Boulder, CO 80303

On February 9, 2015, Avery Brewing will say a bittersweet goodbye to their beloved Avery Alley. It has been a dear friend to so many of us for over 21 years, but the time has come for Avery to move on.

Please join Avery on their last day in the Arapahoe Avery Tap Room with appearances behind bar by your favorite former Avery Tap Room employees and live music from 6-10pm! They’ll also be tapping rare beers every day from Thursday 2/5 ’til closing day on Monday 2/9! Keep an eye on their Facebook page & their homepage for the schedule of special tappings.


Special Stout Release for Stout Month @ Mountain Sun, Southern Sun, Under the Sun, Longs Peak Pub

Time: 11:00 a.m.

All five Mountain Sun-owned breweries and restaurants in Boulder, Denver and Longmont will release two imperial stouts today as part of the company’s annual Stout Month. The beers are Megatron American Imperial Stout and Oatimus Prime Imperial Oatmeal Stout. The 10.7 percent ABV Megatron “has dominant flavors of chocolate and roast balanced by huge citrus and pine flavors contributed by American hop varieties,” the brewery says, while the 10.3 percent ABV Oatimis Prime “is dark and rich with flavors of chocolate from the blend of roasted grains balanced by warming notes of alcohol.” You can get a six-ounce side-by-side tasting of each for $7.50.

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: 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 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: 6:00 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: 5:00 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 …

Feb 11thOne Year Anniversary Party @ Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen (Capitol Hill)
Feb 13th – 16thThird Anniversary Party!!! @ River North Brewery (Five Points)
Feb 13th & 14thLove to Hate Valentine’s Party @ Caution Brewing (Lakewood & Denver Locations)
Feb 14thFour Course Food & Beer Pairing Valentine’s Dinner @ Mockery Brewing (RiNo/Five Points)
Feb 14thGRAND OPENING @ Ratio Beerworks (Five Points/RiNo)
Feb 14thGrand Opening @ Declaration Brewing (Overland)
Feb 14thBEERds and Barrels at Lucky Pie LoDo (LoDo/Union Station)
Feb 14thValentine’s Day Beer Pairings @ Freshcraft (LoDo/Union Station)
Feb 14thBarley & Hops Are For Lovers Beer Dinner @ Bru handbuilt ales and eats (Boulder)
Feb 16thGoodbye Alley . . . Hello roof!! Grand Opening Day! @ Avery Brewing (Boulder)
Feb 21stGrand Opening @ Goldspot Brewing Company (Regis)
Feb 21st & 22ndOne Year Anniversary Bash @ Two22 Brew (Centennial)
Feb 22nd4 Year Vertical Snowed In Brunch at Copper Kettle Brewing (Southeast’est Denver)
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
Cory {at} PorchDrinking {dot} com.

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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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