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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

Denver Beer Beat

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 25th

TICKET REMINDER: Collaboration Festival @ Sports Authority at Mile High (Sun Valley)

Time: Saturday, March 21st from 3:00pm – 7:00pm
1701 Bryant St, Denver, CO 80204 – on the Club Level Overlooking Downtown Denver

Collaboration Fest is entering its second year in 2015. The first year of the festival boasted over 50 collaborative beer projects with contributors from breweries across Colorado and the rest of the US. The second annual Collaboration Fest will feature upwards of 70 collaborative beer projects from all corners of the country.

Collaboration is all about sharing brewing experience and technique to join the perfect ingredients. Brewers come together to decide exactly what yeast to use with what fruit, what type of malt works best with what barrel, or what hops will contribute to the perfect aroma. When done right, the effort becomes truly legendary. Grab your tickets right now. This shit will hella sell out soon!

Crooked Stave Beer & Food Pairings for #DenverRestaurantWeek @ Harman’s Eat and Drink (Cherry Creek)

Time: The entirety of Denver Restaurant Week
2900 E 2nd Ave, Denver, Colorado 80206

As Denver Restaurant Week careens into Denver with the snow, Harman’s will be breaking out a very different option for those looking for a fun (and cheap!) alternative.

Harman’s will be pairing three Crooked Stave beers – Vielle, St. Bretta, and Nightmare on Brett – with three inspired bites – savory goat cheese panna cotta with beet and meyer lemon; lamb bacon and farro risotto with sunchoke, egg yolk, and petit greens; and whiskey braised short rib with horseradish, celery root, and smoked baby onion rings.

Beers will be served in flight form, and all bites will be snack-size—the special will run for $20 through the entirety of Denver Restaurant Week. No reservations required, but they can always be made at 303-388-7428.

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#TaplistTuesday/#WeHopeThisIsStillOnWednesday @ Lucky Pie LoDo (LoDo/Union Station)

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
1610 16th St, Denver, Colorado 80202

This week’s #TaplistTuesday. They have 27 taps and are more than happy to give out beer tasters when you want to try something new!

These beers went up yesterday and are presumably still on tap today. The #TaplistTuesday “spilling over” into what we will now call #WeHopeThisIsStillOnWednesday #ColoradosCraftBeerBar

The Weekly Schedule @ Berthoud Brewing (Berthoud)

450 8th St Berthoud, CO 80513

This week at Berthoud Brewing:
Wednesday: 2-9 Wings from Origins Catering and $1 off Happy Hour ALL day!
Thursday: 2-9 Staff pick of the week: Farmhouse RyePA! $1 off all day!
Friday: 2-10 Still Stout Month for our Firkin Friday!! This week we will tap our Cask Conditioned Caramel Brownie Stout at 5:00! Don’t miss this one!
Saturday: 2-10 Live music with the talented Danny Shafer 6:30 – 9:30
Sunday: 1-9 Come in out of the cold and enjoy a flight!

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Pint n’ Wax @ Living the Dream Brewing Co (Littleton)

Time: LTDBC is open from 1p – 9p
12305 Dumont Way Unit A, Littleton, Colorado 80125

Back by popular demand (and life threats) Pint n’ Wax tomorrow night, 2/25! $15 gets your skis or board waxed by Eskimo Ski & Board Shop, AND a pint!

Wayward Wednesday at River North Brewery (LoDo/Ballpark)

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

This week’s winter Wayward Wednesday tapping: the long-anticipated Coffee Avarice! Single keg only, first pours 3p Wednesday!

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Chocolate Hazelnut Peanut Butter Imperial Brown Ale @ Copper Kettle Brewing Co. (Southeast’est Denver)

Time: 3:00pm
1338 S Valentia St Suite 100, Denver, Colorado 80247

Copper Kettle is celebrating its annual Decadent Chocolate Cask Month all February long, offering different Imperial beers each Wednesday along with doughnut pairings (in limited quantities) from Glazed and Confuzed! This week’s pairing is Copper Kettle’s Chocolate Hazelnut Peanut Butter Imperial Brown Ale with a strawberry shortcake doughnut, strawberry jelly glaze with a shortcake spike whipped cream. The Truck Yeah Food Truck will be there at 4 p.m.

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TJ’s PJs Release & Pairing @ Lost Highway Brewing Co. (Capitol Hill)

Time: 3:00pm
520 E Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado 80203

Lost Highway Brewing will host a limited release of the brewery’s Liquid Pajamas winter warmer that was aged in a maple whiskey barrel. It will be paired with a pork belly bao bun. Liquid Pajamas is a 12.5 percent ABV winter beer, brewed with wheat, rye, barley and eight pounds of powdered cocoa.

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Bramble Release; Second in the Wild and Sour Project @ Sanitas Brewing Co. (Boulder)

Time: Monday thru Friday 3pm-10pm, Saturday Noon-10pm, Sunday Noon-8pm
3550 Frontier Ave, Boulder, CO 80301

On the heels of the first release in Sanitas Brewing Company’s new Wild and Sour Project, the Boulder brewery is set to unveil the second installment in the series. Bramble, a blackberry sour ale, was recently released on draft at Sanitas’ Tap Room on Monday, February 23rd, this week.

The brewers at Sanitas brewed a batch of pale wort last winter. The beer was then transferred to and fermented in neutral oak barrels with a proprietary blend of wild yeast and bacteria. Blackberries were added near the end of fermentation for further layers of complexity. The beer pours light ruby in color and clocks in at 4% ABV. Bramble is a beautiful example of sour, barrel-fermented fruit beer.

Get over to Sanitas Brewing now to snag a taste of this sour beauty.

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#TaplistTuesday/#WeHopeThisIsStillOnWednesday @ Brazen Restaurant (Berkeley)

Time: Mon-Fri 4:30p – 2am and Sat & Sun 10am-2pm for lunch, 5pm-10pm for dinner
4450 W 38th Ave Denver, CO 80212

Living up to their name! Dogfish Head 120minute IPA is on tap now at Brazen. 20%ABV – Do you dare??? Brazen offers a casual, but high-energy home for those looking for a seasonal, fresh meal or a craftily-made cocktail at a great price. This beer going on tap should go to show you that their cocktails aren’t the only thing craft here. And, they are open until 2am on the weekdays for that late night steez!!!

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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 sandwich is: Duck confit, applewood smoked bacon, caramelized onions, aged white cheddar, cherry compote and baby arugula served panini style!! Pair a $2 Craft Can Night with this sandwich from 5 p.m. to close.

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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

Last Fish Fry this Wednesday! 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!

”Vanilla Barn Owl” Firkin Release @ High Hops Brewery (Windsor)

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

This American-style Hefeweizen boasts both banana and clove flavors.  Vanilla beans were added at secondary fermentation and then it was aged for 6 months on cherrywood!

New Release: Waves and Ripples – Gose @ Fiction Beer Company (South Park Hill)

Time: 6:00pm
7101 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80220

Wednesday – New Release: Waves and Ripples – Gose (Food Truck: Burger Radio)

A Gose has a slight lactic acid sour character which can be difficult to impart without overpowering the other ingredients or developing an off flavor.  In order to obtain this classic flavor the brewers at Fiction used a technique known as kettle souring.  The sugary liquid that would become this beer was placed into the kettle with souring organisms and a heavy dose of carbon dioxide which helps prevent development of off flavors.  Once the appropriate pH was achieved the now sour liquid was boiled and the souring organisms killed off, locking in the flavor.

In order to enhance and fill out the flavor profile of this beer a lime sea salt was used which contributes a citric acid flavor to complement the lactic acid.  Another traditional ingredient in a Gose, coriander, was added but of course Fiction doesn’t always stick with tradition, so they also used cardamom and makrut lime leaves as well.  All combined this light, refreshing, easy drinking, and sessionable sour beer is sure to be a spring hit.   Fiction’s Gose is 4% ABV with 5 IBUs and will be released at the brewery on Wednesday February 25th at 6pm.

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Odell Brewing Barrel-Aged Beer Extravaganza @ Road 34 Bike Bar (Fort Collins)

Time: Taps start flowing at 6pm
1213 W Elizabeth St, Ft. Collins, CO

On Wednesday, February 25th at 6 pm Road 34 and Odell Brewing Company are teaming up to throw an event for all of the barrel-aged beer fans out there. The special kegs being tapped will include a vertical tapping of 2013 and 2014 ‪#‎FernetPorter, a brand new bourbon barrel aged imperial porter called ‪#‎WickedUnderbite, and a keg of the cherry-raspberry sour ale ‪#‎Friek from 2013. If you are a fan of barrel aged beer (Who isn’t?), this event is not to be missed. #‎Cheers ‪#‎craftbeer ‪#‎FortCollins

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Ft Collins Community Night for Gociety @ Snowbank Brewing Co (Fort Collins)

Time: 6pm – 8pm
225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Ft. Collins, CO

Snowbank Brewing will be hosting the first Fort Collins Community Night for Gociety tomorrow night from 6pm until 8pm! Sign up and meet with fellow outdoor enthusiasts, enjoy some craft beer and plan your next adventure with new friends! If you sign up through this link, your first beer is on Gociety, and Snowbank will be offering a dollar off each pint after if you decide to hang out longer.

Austin Taco will be parked out front from 6pm until close serving breakfast for dinner! If you were snowed in on Sunday and missed out on those delicious tacos on Snowbank’s Halfiversary, this is your chance to make up for it.

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Fort Collins Brewery – FCB – Tap Takeover @ Pour Brothers Community Tavern (Fort Collins)

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
220 Linden St Fort Collins, CO 80524

How cool is Fort Collins Brewery? So cool we are doing a FCB tap takeover! All tips generated are going to The Growing Project and they will have prizes for the lucky person who kicks the keg. Genius, Genius, Genius!!

Thursday, February 26th

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Happy Hour at Lucky Pie LoDo (LoDo/Union Station)

Time: 4-6pm daily
1610 16th St, Denver, Colorado 80202

Join Lucky Pie LoDo at the bar or patio daily for #happyhour. It’s the perfect place for some after work TLC. #DowntownDenver #ColoradosCraftBeerBar

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Grand Opening @ Factotum Brewhouse (Sunnyside)

Time: 4:00pm
3845 Lipan St Denver, CO 80211

This brand new brewery has been hosting some soft openings last weekend and plans to host their official Grand Opening on Thursday, February 26th at 4:00pm. Initially, they plan to have the following business hours: Thursdays 4pm-10pm, Fridays 3pm-10pm, and Saturdays 12pm – 10pm.

Their year-long exclusive memberships for the Local 303 club are selling online! There are limited amounts of these memberships available for this one-of-a-kind beer club.

A snapshot at the myriad of perks
*a free brew session
*your first beer, EVERY day the taproom is open, FREE
*beer-cation for members only
*first dibs on extra festival tickets/events
Any other questions? PM Factotum on Facebook or email at [email protected]
Enrollment closes on May 1, or when memberships sell out.

Memberships good through May 1, 2016. Buy now and get an extra few months during the inaugural year!

Free Beer Tasting Thursdays: Germany vs Belgium @ Mr. B’s Wine & Spirits (Five Points)

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

Last Thursday Mr. B’s had their second great stout tasting in a row. This Thursday, they have decided to head back to Europe for a face-off between Belgium and Germany! One sour from each country and one dark from each will end the long period of peace in Northern Europe, throwing them back into war, with beer flowing faster than the bullets flying! Well, not really, but the beer will be flowing this Thursday. Germany’s representatives will be: Bayerischer Bahnhof’s Berliner Style Weisse and Klosterbrauerei Andechs’ Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel. Belgium’s: Brasserie de l’Abbaye des Rocs Grand Cru and Brouwerij Boon’s Geuze Boon. The uniqueness of each country’s brewing traditions, as well as the richness of each country’s varying regions will shine through with these four examples. So, come out this Thursday between 4pm and 7pm (as usual) to see which countries’ beer you like more!

BSB presents: Johnny Cash Birthday Bash@ Black Shirt Brewing Co (Five Points/RiNo)

Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
3719 Walnut St, Denver, Colorado 80205

Come join us in celebrating the life of an American Music icon and an inspiratory pillar of Black Shirt Brewing Co

*wear your Black Shirt for access to an exclusive beer release, you won’t want to miss!

*and just in case you don’t already own one, we will be offering a one-time special: purchase a Black Shirt for $20 and we’ll reward you with a 12 oz Red Ale on us

*Cash music performed live by Steve and Gwyn

License to ‘IL – India Lager Release @ High Hops Brewery (Windsor)

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

Brewed like a double IPA; aggressively hopped with citrusy cascade and nugget hops but with a rich malt backbone to balance out the “in your face” hop wallop.  It is then fermented at lager temperatures to Ch’IL it out! ABV 8.25%, An awesome music showcase from the students of Beth Studio. Come support local talent! Plus, food from Chaulkboard Gourmet Express.

7th Birthday Bash w/Breckenridge Brewery. @ American Mountaineering Museum (Golden)

Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
710 10th St, Golden, Colorado 80401

Thirsty Thursday sponsored by Breckenridge Brewing Company! Celebrate the 7th birthday of the museum from 5:30pm – 8:30pm for gear, live music, beer, and free Museum admission. Music will be brought to you by Colorado’s own Drama Americana!

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Butter Toffee Peanut Butter Porter Collaboration Brew @ Chain Reaction (Athmar Park)

Time: 6:30pm
902 S Lipan St, Denver, Colorado 80223

Denver Nut Co. and Chain Reaction Brewing Company have come together in a nutty collaboration to create (to their knowledge) the first ever Butter Toffee Peanut Porter! Our good friends at Beer ‘N Loathing will be recording a podcast live during the event, Mind the Mic Trivia will be giving out prizes based on “nut” trivia and $1 per pint will benefit PetAid Colorado. So come on out, get there early and support local business and a good cause.

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Under the Influence: In the Company of Serpents DJ Set @ TRVE Brewing (Baker)

Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
2009 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado 80205

This Thursday, join TRVE for the first night of their new DJ series ‘Under the Influence.’ Every 4th Thursday of the month they’ll host a different local band to drink a few with you, and play the music that has most inspired and influenced them.  In the Company of Serpents will kick off the series with a killer set this Thursday, February 26th at 7pm. See you then.

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Tap Takeover with River North @ Denver Bicycle Café (City Park West)

Time: 7:00pm
1308 E 17th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80218

SO MANY beers on draft for Belgian Month! River North Brewery is in the house.
Try them all, $6 flight for 6 tasters.

Friday, February 27th

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Brazzle Sour Golden Raspberry Release Party @ Odell Brewing (Fort Collins)

Time: February 27th – March 1st
800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

Odell will be celebrating the release of their newest Cellar Series project, Brazzle Sour Golden Raspberry ale, in the Tap Room February 27 – March 1st. Join Odell for samples of the brew, cheese pairings (while supplies last) on Saturday, and live music with Eric Adrian Gonzalez on Sunday, March 1st from 3:30-5:30pm!

Firkin Friday – Double Chocolate DoppelDock @ 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. This week’s firkin is for chocolate lovers.

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DAY TRIP: Meet Stone Brewing Co. CEO and Co-founder Greg Koch @ El Moro Spirits & Tavern (Durango)

Time: 5:30pm – 7pm
945 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301

El Moro Spirits & Tavern will host a meet-and-greet event with Stone Brewing Co. CEO and Co-founder Greg Koch. Fans are invited to rub elbows with Koch, while enjoying limited edition Stone special-release beers.

Beer List: 2012 Stone Imperial Russian Stout, Baird/Ishii/Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA and Stone Delicious IPA.

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Batch #2 Barleywine Bottle Release Party @ Breckenridge Brewery (Baker)

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
471 Kalamath St, Denver, Colorado 80204

Breckenridge Brewery’s second Barleywine has finally matured and they can’t wait to share it with you. Join Breckenridge as they pop open some bottles and indulge in vertical tastings of Barleywine Batch #1 and Barleywine Batch #2 side-by-side. Come party amongst the fermenters with live music and chocolate/cheese pairings. PLUS – the first “golden ticket*” will be given to one lucky person!

Batch #1 and Batch #2 are packaged in stately 22-oz wax-topped bottles. This beer cellars beautifully ~ we encourage it ~ in fact, for those who arrive early enough, you’ll find we’ve cellared some Batch #1 for you! Limited Batch #1 bottles will be available for sale as will plenty of Batch #2. This is your chance to taste, buy, and cellar some before it even hits the market.

*The Golden Ticket provides entry for two on the FIRST day tours are available to the public at our new brewery in Littleton, CO. Only 50 Golden Tickets have been produced. Golden Ticket holders will be among the first to get a glimpse inside our amazing brewery. Saturday, June 20, is the day for 50 oh-so-lucky ones and their guests.

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8th Annual Vine Street Pub Denver Chop Competition @ Vine Street Pub (City Park West)

Time: 10pm – 1am
1700 Vine St, Denver, CO 80206

Vine St Pub has coined February Chop Month in honor of the Stout. For the entire month, employees, owners, and customers grow Chops or Mullets to celebrate the month of February.

Chop month is almost over and just days away from Denver’s only chop competition. Vine Street Pub and Brewery will host the 8th Annual Denver Chop Month competition on Friday, February 27th starting at 10pm. Join the King of Chops and his bagpipe processional as he is carried in on the throne to kick off the festivities. Votes are cast by secret ballot by the people; for the people. Winners announced at Midnight-ish.

Vine Street Pub and Brewery Presents the 8th Annual Chop Month Photo and Competition.

Chop and Mullet showing begins at 10pm with winners announced at Midnight-ish
– 1st Place: 3-Organic Pork Chops, $200 gift certificate to any Mountain Sun Pub, one 1/6 BBL of any Mountain Sun house beer.
– 2nd Place: 2-Organic Pork Chops, $100 gift certificate to any Mountain Sun Pub, one 1/2 gallon of Mountain Sun Beer.
– 3rd Place: 1 Organic Pork Chop, $50 gift certificate to any Mountain Sun Pub, one quart of Mountain Sun beer
Honorable Mention: Official photo with the winners and a $25 gift certificate to any Mountain Sun Pub.

Saturday, February 28th

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Never Lose Pancake Breakfast and Release Party @ Verboten Brewing (Loveland)

Time: 10:00am to noon
1550 Taurus Ct, Loveland, Colorado 80537

Join Verboten Brewing for a celebration of coffee and beer and the magical
pairing they make with their ‘Never Lose’ Pancake Breakfast and bottle release!

You get a pancake breakfast buffet with gourmet toppings (Catering by Fresh Plate), a 20 oz. ‘Never Lose’, their bourbon barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout brewed with coffee and cocoa on NITRO, served in a commemorative coffee mug (yours to keep!).

And, of course, first dibs on their ‘Never Lose’ bottle release – the first in their Barrel Aged Series for 2015! Tickets available by calling their taproom at (970) 775-7371. Please pay at time of reservation. These are really close to selling out and may not even be available by the time this goes to post. Don’t sleep on Verboten, you will be sad when you do. Just sayin’.

Firkin Saturday at Canoe Room – Chocolate Hefeweizen @ Dry Dock North (Aurora)

Time: 12:00pm
2801 Tower Rd, Aurora, Colorado 80011

Every Saturday, Canoe Room at North Dock taps a specialty firkin at noon. Don’t miss this unexpected twist on Hefe- it won’t last long!

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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Bearskin – Dry Stout Release @ Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland)

Time: 12:00pm – 9:00pm
623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO 80537

Another new brew is coming onto the tap lines this Saturday, February 28th at Grimm Brothers Brewhouse. Stop by this Saturday to check out “Bearskin”, a dry stout that’s perfect for the upcoming St. Patrick’s day season. This brew has Noble hops and their classic house yeast. It’s quite sessionable at 4.2% ABV and 45 IBU. It’s got coffee characteristics and a creamy tan head. Slainte!

One MEELLION Plays Party! @ Black Sky Brewery (Baker)

Time: 8:00pm – 1:30am
490 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, Colorado 80204

Black Sky are throwing a legendary shindig to celebrate Groovey.TV hitting a million plays on their YouTube channel! Two of the best tribute bands in Denver Mr. Knowitall (Primus) and ROCKISSITY (Kiss) will be throwing down some live tunes!! There will be a special one off brew Frickin Firkin beer for this event and wicked pizza deals!

Sunday, March 1st

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 2015 @ Wonderland Brewing (Broomfield)

Time: 12:00pm – 9:00pm
5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020

Brewed in 2014, Wonderland’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 2015 is the first release in their Barrel Series. This American Imperial Stout was aged in bourbon barrels that came straight from Heaven Hill and Ella Fitzgerald Distilleries and it is big, bold and chalk full of English and German roast malt. Celebrate the first of their Barrel Series with a glass in the tasting room only on Sunday, March 1st!

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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, Stapleton Tap House pops the top on River North Brewery’s Whiskey Barrel Quandry Quadrupel ale.

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OG Homebrew Seminar Series: Intro to Homebrewing @ Station 26 (North East Park Hill)

Time: 4:00pm
7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80207

The OG Homebrewers is a brand new homebrew club formed in the taproom at Station 26. Station 26 will be hosting meetings on the First Sunday of each month. The first meeting is March 1st at 4:00 PM. Come meet the OGs and learn some homebrewing fundamentals. Chug Life!

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Farm to Fork Dinner Benefiting Friends of Happy Heart Farm @ Fort Collins Brewery (Fort Collins)

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

FCB’s first Farm to Fork Dinner of 2015 will be benefitting Friends of Happy Heart Farm! $25 includes dinner and one pint of any full-time FCB brew. They will also have live music and brewery tours!

For more information and to purchase tickets, please call 970-682-2260.

Mixed Organic Greens with Goat Cheese in an oil and balsamic vinaigrette
Mixed Roasted Vegetable medley
Black Bean & Vegetable Soup
Gluten-Free Cornbread Muffins
Red Velvet Beet Cupcakes
100% of the proceeds go to Friends of Happy Heart Farm

Special Thanks to:
Happy Heart Farm, Ole Dern Farm, Spring Kite Farm, Green Dog Farm, Quatrix Aquaponics and Jodar Farms.

Monday, March 2nd

1st Annual Green Manniversary Week @ Greenman Taproom & Beer Garden Bar (Colorado Springs)

Time: March 2nd – March 8th, 2015
320 S Weber Street. Colorado Springs. CO 80903

It’s been a whole year of 47 draft craft beers and Green Man Taproom invites you to celebrate… with our 1st Annual Green Manniversary Week, all week March 02 – 08, 2015!

– ALL 47 draft beers will be $4.50 Monday through Friday, All Day, Everyday!
– Food specials everyday including Lamburgini Lamburgers, Hungarian Goulash, and more!
– Special prizes on Thursday at 7:30pm with Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia!
– Live music Friday night with their local favorite singer/songwriter Nick Davey!
– Their 1st Annual Hop Vapor Festival Saturday afternoon… come inhale the vapor of real hops and enjoy corresponding brews from Nano 108!  No cover charter and no tickets needed.  The Hop Vapor Fest promises to be a breathtaking experience
– Every beer purchased all week gets you a ticket for a grand prize drawing!

Come out and celebrate celebrate Colorado Springs biggest and best draft craft beer selection!

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Girl Scout Cookie Pairing Night @ Renegade Brewing Co (Lincoln Park)

Time: 6pm until close or when they run out
925 W 9th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80204

On Monday March 2nd we will be hosting a Girl Scout cookie pairing night. We’ve chosen five cookies to pair with five of our beers starting at 6pm until close or when we run out, whichever happens first. It will be first come first served and you don’t want to miss the combinations made by our very own pastry chef Emily Goodwin. #mmmbeer #mmmcookies

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All 30 Draft Beers Available to Take Home @ Avery Brewing (Boulder)

Time: All the time, yo!
4910 Nautilus Ct, Boulder, Colorado 80301

The Facebook post that broke my internet this week was Avery Brewing stating that you can now take home any of Avery Brewing’s 30 draft beers, including Tweak, Pump[KY]n, Rumpkin, Clio, Eremita VIII, Bad Buddha, Bad Karma, Mayan Goddess, Rocky Mountain Olson’s, Mint Chocolate Stout, Gored, Chai Brown…and seriously everything else on tap! How fucking baller is taking a growler full of Rumpkin to your next bottleshare. Baller as all get out.

Tuesday, March 3rd

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.

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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.

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!

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.

Craft Dinner: BLADE RUNNER with Rogue Ales and Spirits @ Alamo Drafthouse (Littleton)

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

Get ready to gear up with Rogue Ales and Spirits for a craft dinner with the legendary BLADE RUNNER! Finally back on the big screen, Ridley Scott’s masterpiece BLADE RUNNER is not just a science fiction staple; it destroyed and recreated the genre in one swoop!

Enjoy Shoyu Ramen with pork/chicken broth, house-made ramen noodles, bean sprouts, hard-boiled egg, green onions, sambal, cilantro and roasted pork. Rogue pairs that awesome meal with Suburban Cocktail with Rogue Rye Whiskey, Dead Guy Ale and Rogue Hazelnut Brown.

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

March 7thWinter Craft Beer Festival @ Coors Event Center (Boulder)
March 13th4th Annual Fort Collins Beer Pairing @ CSU Lory Student Center Ballroom 350 (Fort Collins)
March 13th – 15th2015 Frozen Dead Guy Days @ Nederland
March 14thWestern Slope On Tap @ Mesa County Fairgrounds (Grand Junction)
March 17thJester King Beer Dinner @ Backcountry Pizza and Tap House (Boulder)
March 20th2015 Mazer Cup Mixer @ Omni Interlocken Hotel (Broomfield)
March 21stCollaboration Fest @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High (Sun Valley)
Mar 21stCraft Beer and Cannabis/Hash Pairing @ Green Labs Denver (RiNo Arts District)
March 26th3rd Annual New Kids on the Block Event: Breweries Under 2 Years Old @ the Lobby (Five Points)
March 28thKSPN’s Blitzenbanger Winter Brew-Au @ Aspen Highlands (Aspen)
March 28th2015 Hops & Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam @ Left Hand Brewing (Longmont)

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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