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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

Denver Beer Beat

Hey there PorchDrinkers! Hope your weekend was most excellent. Valentine’s Day is creeping up on us and that means a whole lot of beery happenings this week. Whether you enjoy the holiday or not, there are plenty of events happening this week tie/untied to the holiday’s presence. We also have a couple of big anniversaries and a few crucial grand openings this week. Strap it on; this one is going to be a doozy!

The weekly PorchDrinking Denver Beer Beat sheds light on 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.

Wednesday, February 11th

Pliny The Elder (Russian River) & Chocolate Ale (Boulevard) Tapping @ Parry’s Pizza – HR (Highlands Ranch)

Time: 10:59 a.m.

Today in Highlands Ranch, Parry’s Pizza is tapping some great beer simply for the hell of it – because they can. Pliny the Elder from Russian River Brewing and Chocolate Ale from Boulevard Brewing Company will be tapped promptly at 10:59AM. #AleYeah

Mountain Sun’s Stout Month Continues @ 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 continues at all Mountain Sun locations. During the whole month of February, most taps at these locations will devote their taps to stout beers.

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Tap-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 Passion Party! This golden sour with passion fruit pairs perfectly with summer in February.

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Cherry Chocolate Imperial Milk Stout 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 the Copper Kettle Decadent Chocolate Cask Month!! AND because CKBC loves you, there will also be special doughnut pairings from Glazed and Confuzed Doughnuts!! (Limited amounts on those doughnuts so get here early!)

This week, a cherry chocolate imperial milk stout paired with a honey and goat cheese stuffed doughnut, with a zesty lime glaze!! Truck Yeah Food Truck here at 4pm for your slider, wraps, and tot needs!!

Wayward Wednesday at River North Brewery (LoDo/Ballpark)

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

For today’s pre-Anniversary party Wayward Wednesday, River North has a special tapping for you: their first lager! River North White fermented Oktoberfest-style, conditioned for more than six weeks, single keg only at 3pm today!

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 is Chicken Saltimbocca (sort of): Fried chicken, prosciutto, provolone, baby arugula, tomato and sage/brown butter aioli on a griddled house roll!! Pair a $2 Craft Can Night with this sandwich from 5 p.m. to close.

“Gin Barrel Wit” – Firkin Release @ High Hops Brewery (Windsor)

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

High Hops took tasty American wheat ale and aged it for 6 months on a cherrywood, gin soaked oak honeycomb! The aging lends a rich, woody character with just a touch of juniper and lemony flavors. This “tonic” is pure sparkling sunshine in a glass!

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Gone 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!

The 2015 #PlinyTheYounger Release Details @ Falling Rock Tap House (LoDo/Ballpark)

Time: Wednesday February 11th and Sunday February 15th this week.

1919 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202
Straight from the horses’ mouth:

“Howdy Folks,
It’s the time of the year for Russian River Pliny the Younger! We have 3 releases scheduled: Wednesday February 11th at 6:00 pm, Sunday February 15th at 1pm & Saturday February 21st at 1pm. Doors will open at our usual time of 11am. We will be issuing Tickets that allow you to purchase a glass of Pliny the Younger as people arrive. There will be 2 colors of tickets, if you get the first color, relax, sit down, start a tab, get something to eat & a warm-up beer or two, you’re getting a Younger, the second color, well, Maybe. When it comes time to tap Younger, we’ll sell it to all of the folks with the first color, if you are seated & have a tab with a server, you can stay seated because the server will bring it to you. When we finish serving all the folks with the first color we will do a last call for that color ticket then line up the second color tickets in order (they have numbers written on the back 1-20) & start serving those folks. In order to get a Pliny the Younger you need to be here before we do last call for that color of
tickets (usually around 25-30 minutes after we start pouring it) or you lose your chance & giving it to the next persons in line. I know it might sound a bit complex, but it’s really simple & has made our Pliny the Younger release days a lot easier, more civilized & less stressful for everyone involved.

Wednesday the 11th we will shut the doors at 4pm for a few minutes, start a line outside, and Beth will begin making sure everyone who needs/wants a ticket gets one. Remember, we will limit the seats at the bar to make sure we have room for everyone to line up and buy their Younger.

Saturday and Sunday releases will have tickets handed out as doors open. Remember, you can come hang out on our patio and wait for the doors to open but you cannot have alcoholic beverages with you. Wait until we open, then you can buy a beer and wait.”

One Year Anniversary Party @ Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen (Capitol Hill)

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
800 Lincoln St, Denver, Colorado 80203

Join Lowdown as they celebrate their birthday.  It’s really a party for you, because they owe it all to you. They’re reaching way back into the cellar and pulling out some really special beers for this event including a three year old whiskey barrel aged Russian imperial Stout and some of that first Saison that they had on tap way back when (it ages really well).  Discounted house beer all night and, just for the party, they’re bringing back a couple of your favorite old menu items!

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Baere Brewing Taps Are Full Again @ Baere Brewing (Speer/Baker)

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
320 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

Baere Brewing taps are full again. 9 brews on with the addition of Pilot Pale and Sombre – the non-barrel aged version of our Dark Saison!! Cheers!

11th Anniversary Party @ Choice City Butcher & Deli (Fort Collins)

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
104 W Olive St, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

Join Choice City Butcher & Deli as they celebrate 11 years in business! They collaborated with their good friends from Verboten Brewery and made an 11% Imperial IPA for the occasion! Food and beer specials along with the DIPA tapping takes place at 5pm. Cheers to 11 years CCB!

Craft Beer and Chocolate Tasting @ Upslope Brewing (Boulder)

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
1898 South Flatiron Court, Boulder, CO 80301

In a decadent Valentine’s day treat, experience how well craft beer can pair with custom made chocolates. This tasting features four craft beer samples from Upslope Brewing matched with a specially designed pairing of chocolates from Chocolove. With guidance from Upslope and Chocolove staff, participants will explore how the delicate balance of bitter and sweet, combined with nutty, fruit-dominant, spicy, or other flavor elements, brings a result that is different than what either beer or chocolate typically offers on its own.

Thursday, February 12th

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

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

Break out your chest hair combs, throw on some plaid, grab your favorite axe, and come ready to enter into the world of big black lusciously boozy bourbon barrel-aged stouts. Mr. B’s nod to every beer nerd’s beloved stout month, this Thursday’s tasting is sure to be your only chance to get a free buzz from four total ounces of beer. As usual, Mr. B’s will taste through four different brews. They are going to revisit some old classics: one from the Netherlands, Brouwerij de Molen’s Bourbon Barrel-Aged RIS called Hel & Verdoemenis, and one from here in Colorado, AC Golden Brewing Company’s White Oak Whiskey Barrel-Aged RIS called the Ctayt. They will also be tasting from some newcomers to the world of Barrel-Aged stouts (and Colorado as well): Grist Brewing Company’s Whiskey Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout and Diebolt Brewing’s The Commodore Bourbon Barrel-Aged RIS. Yup, Russian Imperial Stouts. Yup, Bourbon Barrel-Aged. Yup, this Thursday from 4pm to 7pm. Yup, you could buy your significant other a last minute Valentine’s Day gift. See you there?? Yup!

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“Groot” Release @ High Hops Brewery (Windsor)

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

“Groot” Release – This Belgian Style Dubbel was brewed with special love. An exceptionally complex beer with many intertwined flavors; this dubbel features a fruity nose and a big body. Malty around the center, the beer has a clean, dry finish and slight alcohol warmth. ABV 7.1%

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.

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Ratio Beerworks & Mutiny present: FREE BEER and MOSTLY HARMLESS TALK SHOW! @ Mutiny Information Café (Baker)

Time: 8:00 p.m.
2 S Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80209

Special guests include: Artist Zak Kinsella, Comedian Ian Douglas Terry and Sleeping Weather! This event is FREE for ALL AGES and is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks! Ratio will be on hand with free adult beverages from their upcoming grand opening, February 14th, in the Denver Rino district!

From the creator of Mostly Harmless Podcast with Dammit Damian comes a new monthly Talk Show/Variety Show event. This event will feature comedians, artists and musicians from all walks of life discussing that month’s topics. After the informal chat there will be sets from the comedians and musicians! Think of this as a kind of Graham Norton meets Conan O’Brien with a little Doug Loves Movies thrown in for flavor! Visit http://www.mostlyharmlesspodcast.com/ for more information!

Friday, February 13th

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3rd Anniversary Party Kickoff Tapping @ River North Brewery (LoDo/Ballpark)

Time: 1:00 p.m.
2401 Blake Street #1, Denver, CO 80205

The kickoff tapping! First pours of Anniversary Ale #3 go out at 1pm. They’ll also have bombers to go ($15 each, half-case limit).  Bursting with notes of stone fruit and complemented by citrus and anise esters, Anny Ale 3 will remain on tap all weekend.

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CVLT MEMBER REMINDER: MMXIV-III Bottle Release @ TRVE Brewing (Baker)

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

This is a reminder to CVLT members, the next beer TRVE brewed exclusively for you will be available for pickup at the taproom on Friday, February 13th. MMXIV-III is a sour amber saison brewed with rosemary and lime peel, and fermented in High West whiskey barrels. TRVE believes it to be a great achievement, and a wonderful addition to this year’s OUC offerings.

There are some of you who still have yet to pick up the first two OUC beers. TRVE is giving you a hard deadline of May 1st, Year of No Lord 2015 to pick them up before they use them for their rituals (read: they’ll sacrifice the liquid goodnesses themselves).

Firkin Friday – Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla Porter @ Dry Dock Brewing Co – South Dock (South Aurora)

Time: 3:00 p.m.
15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014

Every Friday, Dry Dock Brewing Company’s South Dock tasting room taps a specialty firkin at 3 pm. Neapolitan anyone?

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Valentine’s Weekend Specials & Pairings @ Post Brewing (Lafayette)

Time: offered February 13th & 14th 4pm-10pm
105 W Emma St Lafayette, CO 80026

SPECIALS

STARTER
WOOD OVEN BAKED OYSTERS $12
Beer Pairing: 9oz Lovey Dovey “A Belgian-ish Amber Ale” $3
Drink Pairing: Rossini (Freixenet Blanc-De-Blanc, Strawberry Puree) $5

ENTREE
ROTISSERIE PRIME RIB $25
twice baked potato, red wine gravy
Beer Pairing: 9oz Big Rosie Porter $3
Drink Pairing: Zerra Grenache-Carignan-Syrah $9

DESSERT
CHOCOLATE DESSERT FOR TWO $9
Beer Pairing: 9oz Cul de Sac Oatmeal Stout $3
Drink Pairing: 1921 Chocotini (Vanilla Vodka, 1921 Crema, Cream, Chocolate) $8

Call 303.593.2066for Reservations

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Comedy Night @ Chain Reaction Brewing (Athmar Park)

Time: 8:00 p.m.
902 S Lipan St, Denver, Colorado 80223

The Denver Comedy Pale Ale is here!
The time has come again! Join us for our monthly local comedy show with host Steve Vanderploeg! This show has seen some serious success and is really getting a great reputation around Denver. It’s free to get in! We have 16 different craft beers to choose from including the KEG TAPPING of the first ever craft beer dedicated to Denver Comedy.
There’s no better way to prepare for Valentine’s Day than exquisite beer and local laughs.

This month’s stellar line-up includes:
Brandon Stokes
Mara Wiles
Ian Douglas Terry
Anthony Crawford
and your headliner:
Adam Cayton-Holland

Saturday, February 14th

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GRAND OPENING @ Ratio Beerworks (Five Points/RiNo)

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
2920 Larimer St Denver, Co 80205

​Ratio Beerworks will be hosting its grand opening party. The new brewery, which includes a 1,500 square foot taproom and 4,000 square foot production facility, will open its doors at 12pm i​n the RiNo Arts District of the historic Five Points neighborhood.

Ratio Beerworks plans to offer a lineup of five (5) m​eticulously crafted flagship b​eers, including an Extra Pale Ale, Dark Scotch Ale and its French-American Saison among others. Normal bar service will be available until midnight. The Pinche Taco Truck will be available from 12pm to 5pm and Basic Kneads will round out the night from 5pm until the end of the night.

Ratio Beerworks normal operating hours will be Tuesday through Thursday from 3pm to 11pm, Friday and Saturdays from 12pm to 12am and Sundays from 12pm to 10pm. The brewery will be closed on Mondays. More information and general grand opening happenings will be posted to the breweries Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds as the celebration gets closer.

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Valentine’s Day at Großen Bart Brewery (LoDo/Ballpark)

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
1025 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO 80501

Valentine’s Day Plans? Come celebrate with us! La Momo Maes Bakery has taken our beer and created three amazing Valentine treats!

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.

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3rd Annual Chocolate & Beer Pairing @ City Star Brewing Co (Berthoud)

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
321 Mountain Avenue, Berthoud, CO 80513

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at City Star with their 3rd Annual Chocolate and Beer Pairing! The self-guided pairing includes 5 beers (4oz tasters) paired with 5 local craft chocolates for $20. Share or enjoy solo anytime between 12pm and 10pm on Saturday, February 14th. Pairings are limited so reserve yours today.

declaration brewing grand opening - dbb - 02-14-15Great Big, Grand Opening Party @ Declaration Brewing (Overland)

Time: 12:00 p.m.
2030 S Cherokee St, Denver, Colorado 80223

Declaration will be celebrating their Grand Opening this Saturday! Over 10 Declaration beers will be on tap and Churn and Burn BBQ & Ice Cream food truck will be on site. This will be great day for Declaration to enjoy their milestone with you. #DeclarationBrewing #MakeAStatement

1st and 2nd Anniversary Ales (Last Kegs) Tapping @ River North Brewery (LoDo/Ballpark)

Time: 1:00 p.m.
2401 Blake Street #1, Denver, CO 80205

Come enjoy Valentine’s Day with three years of Anniversary Ale! The last kegs of both Anniversary 1 (12.5% Stout) and Anniversary 2 (10.2% Golden Strong Ale) tap at 1pm. Roaming Bull Brasserie will also be outside with their killer tapas menu.

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DROP CITY – Tapping & Bottle Release @ Our Mutual Friend Tenth Acre & Brewing (RiNo Arts District)

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

OMF are very excited to announce their next bottle release, Drop City: A wine barrel fermented tart saison! This limited batch will be available on tap and in 500ml bottles beginning THIS SATURDAY at 2pm. Cheers!

$2 – 10oz Pours ALL DAY (beer under 8.5% abv)! @ Big Choice Brewing, LCC (Broomfield)

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
7270 West 118th Place Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Happy Valentine’s Day! $2, 10oz pours ALL DAY (beer under 8.5% abv)! And then on Sunday, enjoy growler Happy Hour ALL DAY! It’s gonna be good! #‎choosewisely

Littleton Mardi Gras and Crawfish Boil at Jake’s Brew Bar!

Time: 3:00 p.m.
2540 W Main St, Littleton, Colorado 80120

It’s coming! Downtown Littleton Mardi Gras and Jake’s is bringing home the Big Easy celebration in style. Can you say Crawfish Boil? Rolling Smoke BBQ is rolling down for the event and we’re doing things NOLA style. Throw in a beer, some beads and some live music from a bluesy project called SoulTyme and it should be a good time! Stay tuned for more details.

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Barley & Hops Are For Lovers Beer Dinner @ Bru handbuilt ales and eats (Boulder)

Time: 4:00 p.m.
5290 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80303

Bru Handbuilt Ales & Eats in Boulder will host a Valentine’s Day dinner special tonight starting at 4 p.m. “Each course incorporates both barley and hops in the eats and then pairs it” with one of Bru’s beers, according to the restaurant. Courses include a woodroasted oyster with cascade smoked chorizo and malt aioli paired with Solus Patersbier, and charred kale salad with malt brittle, pickled whole cone hops, citrum buttermilk dressing and shaved carrots paired with Citrum IPA. Seating is limited; for reservations — $40 per person — call 720-638-5193. For more details, go to bruboulder.com.

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BEERds and Barrels @ Lucky Pie LoDo (LoDo/Union Station)

Time: Tapping starts at 6:00 p.m. … Party could go all night.

Lucky Pie LoDo – 1610 16th St, Denver, Colorado 80202
At Lucky Pie, they have always done what they can to avoid celebrating Valentine’s Day. While the rest of the city’s restaurants are all hustle and bustle about 5 course pre-fixe menus, complimentary champagne toasts and hazardous desserts that may contain engagement rings, the Lucky Pie folks are usually planning the best way to get tipsy on delicious, hard to find beers. So, this year, they are really going for it!

Lucky Pie presents…their first BEERds and Barrels Festival for sexy bearded men and the ladies/gents who love them (the beards—it’s purely physical). LP will be tapping the following barrel aged beers:

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project – Motif – Dark Belgian Sour
Elevation Beer Company– Signal de Botrange – Chardonnay Barrel Aged Farmhouse Ale
Epic Brewing Company – Denver Taproom – Big Bad Baptist – Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout w/ Cocoa Nibs & Coffee
Dry Dock Brewing Company – Bourbon Barrel Aged Double Hazelnut Brown
River North Brewery – Whiskey Barrel Aged Avarice – Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgian Stout
Great Divide Brewing Co.– Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout – Oaked Imperial Stout
Butcherknife Brewing Company – Briones – Red Wine Barrel Aged Barley Wine (Super Limited – yum!)
Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado – 72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout
Proper Barbershop will be joining the party to provide complimentary beard grooming and will then help to judge a competition for Denver’s sexiest beard. Winners will receive bragging rights and some great prizes!

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Dark Hearts Party @ Denver Bicycle Café (City Park West)

Time: 7:00 p.m.
1308 E 17th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80218

Fort Collins Brewery – FCB is bringing DBC 2 AMAZING chocolate stouts to pair with 2 FABULOUS truffles!! Slykumu band plays at 8pm

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Four Course Food & Beer Pairing Valentine’s Dinner @ Mockery Brewing (RiNo/Five Points)

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
3501 Delgany Street, Denver, CO 80216

Come join Mockery Brewing for a magical Valentine’s Day Beer and Food Pairing Dinner. The dinner is a farm to table 4 Course meal prepared by GB Culinary Concepts.   Each course will be paired with a different Mockery brew. All attendees receive a bottled special release Mockery craftbeer.

GB Culinary Concepts is owned by Chef Grant Buchanan. GB Culinary Concepts was created to provide Grant’s community with the fresh, tasty, and creative version of the culinary world that is his passion.   Grant will be creating a locally and seasonally inspired meal for Mockery’s Valentine’s Day dinner cooking and pairing a Mockery beer with each course.

SWEET PAIRING: Small Cakes’ Cupcakes and Beer Pairing @ Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree)

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
8200 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 8222, Lone Tree, CO 80124

Please join LTBC in celebration of Valentine’s Day on February 14th from 7:00 – 9:00pm for a Sweet Pairing. Their Sweet Pairing will be a Chocolate Raspberry Stout and Cupcakes from Smallcakes in Lone Tree. Also, checkout LTBC’s FB page for Food trucks on site Wednesdays through Sundays each week.

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Brainless Beer Dinner: SHAUN OF THE DEAD with Epic Brewing Co. @ Alamo Drafthouse (Littleton)

Time: 7:30 p.m.
7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120

You’re doing WHAT for V-Day? For such a brainless holiday you might as well watch a zombie movie and have a 5 course meal paired with Epic Brewing Company – Denver Taproom Brainless Series… Bring your favorite zombie to the Alamo Drafthouse Denver this Valentine’s Day as they dive into Epic Brewing’s Brainless series with SHAUN OF THE DEAD! Snag tickets here!

I
12 ounce Brainless IPA
Hog Lumps (deep-fried pork rinds tossed in paprika and salt)
II
Firkin Brainless Belgian Golden w/ Dried Strawberries.
Mixed Greens, goat cheese, candied pecans, balsamic and Brainless Saison reduction
III
Santa Cruz Brown
Bangers and Mash, gravy, raspberry gelee (infused with Brainless On Raspberries)
IV
Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout
English Pudding with Brainless Sour Apple-infused caramel dipped apples and peanuts

Sunday

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Specialty Sixtel Sunday @ Stapleton Tap House (Stapleton)

Time: 1:00 p.m.
8286 Northfield Boulevard #1525, Denver, CO 80238

Sunday’s Cool Tappings at the Tap House brings specialty tappings of big, burly stouts all February. This Sunday the 15th of February, get over to the tap house at 1pm for a tapping of Elevation Beer Co’s Oil Man Imperial Stout. This stout is Elevation’s notorious Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels.

Look out for following ‘Sunday Specialty Sixtel’ tappings at the tap house including Aspen Brewing’s 10th Mountain Division Imperial Oatmeal Stout on Sunday February 22nd and River North Brewery’s Whiskey Barrel Quandry Quadrupel on Sunday March 1st.

Cellar Sale & Anniversary Weekend Continued @ River North Brewery (LoDo/Ballpark)

Time: 1:00 p.m.
2401 Blake Street #1, Denver, CO 80205

River North Brewery will raid their reserves for rare bottles from the past two years and have a cellar sale! Exact format and options will be announced later, but what you need to know is this will include bottles from the past two years! Sale starts at 1pm, plus they’ll have beer and donut pairings from their friends at Bronuts.

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.

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Black Project Brewing Bottle Release @ Former Future Brewing

Time: 2:00 p.m.

1290 S. Broadway Denver Colorado

For those who aren’t familiar, Black Project is the name of Former Future Brewing Company’s spontaneous fermentation side project. Those who attended Vail Big Beers or FF’s Anniversary Party got a preview of just how amazing these brews have turned out. This Sunday at 2 p.m., Former Future Brewing will be releasing a limited number of bottles from Black Project Spontaneous Ales.  Flyby, thier first coolship ale (and GABF Bronze medal winner) and Jumpseat, a dry-hopped sour ale (and offspring of Flyby) will be available in the taproom on a first-come, first-served basis.  Limit to one bottle of Flyby per customer, and 4 bottles of Jumpseat per customer.

Monday, February 16th

Presidents Day Tappings & Anniversary Weekend Continued @ River North Brewery (LoDo/Ballpark)

Time: 1:00 p.m.
2401 Blake Street #1, Denver, CO 80205

River North Brewery will conclude its weekend-long birthday extravaganza today by tapping some rare kegs. The brewery opens at 1 p.m. for the holiday.

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Grand Opening! @ Avery Brewing (Boulder)

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
4910 Nautilus Ct., Boulder, CO 80301

IT’S A BREWERY! Reborn on February 16th at 3:00pm. Thank you for helping Avery Brewing realize and celebrate their dreams! Soon they will be churning out some of the brews they have been brewing on their new 100 Hl system (about 85 bbls for you ‘mericans)! Out of the gates, they can produce 85,000 bbls/yr and their capacity will soon jump to 150,000 bbls/yr!

Tuesday, February 17th

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

Time: 11:00 a.m.

NIHILIST Russian Imperial Stout Release at all five Mountain Sun locations. Brewed with a massive quantity of roasted malts, this beer is balanced with a hefty dose of Orange Blossom Honey. A generous portion of Chinook and Amarillo hops and a drier finish lend to a unique drinkability not often associated with Imperial Stouts. Complex notes of coffee, chocolate, orange and cherry fill the palette, while an ample addition of bittering hops ensure a smooth ride all the way to the last drop. 10.3% ABV.

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.

Avery Phat Tuesday Tap Takeover @ Black Bottle Brewing (Fort Collins)

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
1611 S College Ave Suite 1605 & 1609, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Celebrate Fat Tuesday with Black Bottle Brewing as they tap into Avery Brewing’s Tweak, Rumpkin, Collaboration not Litigation, and more.

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.

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.

Tap-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.

Fermenting Future Events That Are Tapping Soon As All Get Out …
Feb 18thOdell Brewing Co. Beer Dinner with the Colorado Avalanche! @ Pepsi Center (Auraria)
Feb 18thROGUE AND VOODOO DOUGHNUTS @ World of Beer (Cherry Creek)
Feb 19th – 23rdPre-Opening/Grand Opening @ Wurstküche (Five Points/CBD/North Capitol Hill)
Feb 19thDarth Hop Black Double IPA Release Party @ Alpine Dog Brewery (North Capitol Hill)
Feb 20thWinter WonderGrass Festival @ Harry A. Nottingham Park (Avon, Colorado)
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)
Feb 24thCraft Dinner: ARMY OF DARKNESS with Stone Brewing Co. @ Alamo Drafthouse (Littleton)
Feb 26thButter Toffee Peanut Butter Porter Collaboration Brew @ Chain Reaction (Athmar Park)
Feb 27th – March 1stBrazzle Sour Golden Raspberry Release Party @ Odell Brewing (Fort Collins)
Feb 28thFundraiser and Silent Auction for Staci Wynn @ Big Beaver Brewing Co. (Loveland)
Mar 1stOG Homebrew Seminar Series: Intro to Homebrewing @ Station 26 (North East Park Hill)
Mar 14thThe Slow Sessions with New Belgium @ Huckleberry Roasters (Sunnyside)
Mar 17thJester King Beer Dinner @ Backcountry Pizza and Tap House (Boulder)
Mar 21stCollaboration Fest @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High (Sun Valley)
Mar 21stCraft Beer and Cannabis/Hash Pairing @ Green Labs Denver (RiNo Arts District)

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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