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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, March 4th

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!

The Weekly Schedule @ Berthoud Brewing (Berthoud)

450 8th St Berthoud, CO 80513

This week at Berthoud Brewing:
Wednesday:  Hours 2-9.  Wings from Origins Catering and $1 off Happy Hour ALL day!
What tastes good with wings…Farmer Aid Session will be back on tap!!
Thursday:  Hours 2-9.  Back 40 Stout is back on tap!!  Come in for a pint of Heavenly Chocolate Oatmeal Stout!
Friday:  Hours 2-10.  Firkin Friday!!  We are tapping the Pepper Peach Firkin at 5:00!
Saturday:  Hours 2-10.   Live music with Jeff Lambert!
SATURDAY LIMITED RELEASE!! The new batch of Back 40 Stout and our RailBender Scottish Ale on Nitro!
Sunday:  Hours 1-9.  It’s International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day!…Come in and Support Pink Boots Society.  $1 from each pint of Hay Burner Dark Wheat goes to Pink Boots Scholarship Fund.

Wayward Wednesday @ 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, one of RNB’s brewers has cooked up something special…the only keg of Derek’s Pale Ale will tap at 3pm tomorrow! An American-style Pale with Columbus, Cascade, Amarillo, El Dorado and Citra hops…don’t miss it!!

Irish Creme Liqueur Keltic Stout @ Copper Kettle Brewing Co. (Southeast’est Denver)

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

MMM!! It’s that time of year for CKBC dry Irish stout, “Help Me Out” Stout!! So, to spread the enjoyment even more, they have added your favorite Irish libations to it for an even tastier version of a fan favorite!

This week, Oak Aged spirals soaked in an Irish crème liqueur have been added to the dry Irish stout, the perfect combo for a creamy finish. Gusto’s Kitchen serving up awesome food at 4pm!!

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One Year Anniversary Month Starts This Week @ 1933 Brewing Co (Boulder)

Time: All March Long
4025 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO 80525

The brewery is turning one year old this month and to celebrate they are holding brew specials all month long. For this week, March 3-8, they are offering Happy Hour daily from 4-6pm with $1 off pints. And next week, March 10-15, you can get 10% off all your merchandise purchases. On Wednesday March 11th they will host a beer release party with live music and a food truck. Then from March 17-22, get special free treats and goodies (including ice cream beer floats). And the very last week of March 24-27, you can get 3 pints and a snack for $19.33 (see what they did there?!). Wrapping it all up is their Birthday Blowout Party on Saturday, March 28th – stay tuned for more details on this.

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Belgian Brews and Bites @ Peak to Peak Tap Room (Aurora)

Time: 4:30pm
16701 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, CO 80013

BELGIAN Brews and Bites from @PrideofPhilly this Wednesday at 4:30PM! $15 for 3 Belgian brews and 3 Belgian bites.
App: Caution Card Your Mom Saison with Garlic Lemon Frites
Main: Strange Belgian Tripel with Mussels a la Moutarde: Mussels and bacon in a mustard cream sauce
Dessert: Funkwerks Dahlia Belgian Strong with Belgian Waffle topped with Nutella whipped cream
Holy hell, that sounds TASTY!!


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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 Pulled Chicken in a Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce, Cilantro, Goat Cheese, and Jalapeno Slaw on a Griddled House Roll. Pair a $2 Craft Can Night with this sandwich from 5 p.m. to close.

”WHA?! (Weakland Holiday Ale)” Firkin Release @ High Hops Brewery (Windsor)

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

This ale was brewed by Dr. Pat and the homebrew class. The clove and cinnamon notes make this holiday ale a great holiday throwback beer that pairs with the colder weather we’ve been getting!

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Fundraiser for the National Sports Center for the Disabled @ Living the Dream Brewing Co (Littleton)

Time: 6pm – 8pm
12305 Dumont Way Unit A, Littleton, Colorado 80125

Come by the Brewery on March 4 for a cause! 20% of every drink purchased during the event will go to the National Sports Center for the Disabled.
LTDBC will have a silent auction with great items from Starbucks, Murdoch’s, Living the Dream Brewing, and more!
Meet NSCD athletes, learn about volunteer opportunities, and watch some sick shred videos.

Anyone who comes to the brewery during the month has the chance to win 2 (two) lift tickets to Winter Park by guessing how many bottle caps are in the Car Boy. Its $1 per guest and closest to the actual amount will win both lift tickets. They will announce the winner at the end of the event. For more information on the National Sports Center for The Disabled, visit their website at

Blood Orange Double IRA Release @ Black Shirt Brewing Co. (Five Points/RiNo Arts District)

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

This beer was brewed with Centennial and Cascade hops, dry-hopped with the same, conditioned on heaps of blood oranges, and then double dry-hopped with Mosaic. It’s beyond fantastic, its sublime! This beer was originally inspired by Denver band The Centennial, who will be releasing an album this summer as well as playing the beer garden (date TBD).

Thursday, March 5th

Tap Room & Restaurant Hours are now 11am – 11pm Every Day! @ Avery Brewing Co (Boulder)

Time: 11am – 11pm Every Day of the Week
4910 Nautilus Ct., Boulder, CO 80301

Avery’s  taproom and restaurant are now open every day from 11am-11pm! They want to thank you for putting up with their abbreviated hours during the first two weeks, and for being patient with them as they adjusted to their new space! Now that things have been calibeerated; they want you to know it’s time to party!

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Firkin Full Moon Tapping @ Großen Bart Brewery (Longmont)

Time: 3pm
125 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO, 80501

Join in this Thursday, March 5th at 3pm for another Firkin Full Moon tapping. This month, they’ll be tapping a Toasted Coconut Soul Patch Porter. It’s like the almond joy of beer.

Soft Opening at Their New Location @ Saint Patrick’s Brewing Co (Littleton)

Time: 4pm – 8pm
2842 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO

Saint Patrick’s passed their final inspections and has set the date for Thursday, March 5th for their soft opening at their new location in Littleton. They plan to have 17 beers on tap for their opening including: – Oktoberfest, Dubbel, Berry Chili, Limoncello, Russian Imperial Stout, Pumpkin Vanilla Chai, French Barleywine, Espresso Blonde, Imperial Helles, Belgian Quad Wit, Dry Hop Saison, Hawaiian Farmhouse, Coroni, Helledel Helles, Czech Pils, Luminosity Oak Reserve, and Midnight Mocha. No bombers to go, sorry.

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Free Beer Tasting Thursdays: Anchorage Brewing Co @ Mr. B’s Wine & Spirits (Five Points)

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

Last Thursday Mr. B’s wrapped up their February tastings with Belgium vs. Germany. This Thursday they are kicking off March with an Anchorage Brewing Company (and actually….well, also Mikkeller, but they’ll get there) tasting!!! Man, March rules already! Anchorage Brewing Company, located in the tiny state of Alaska, is ‘Where brewing is an art and Brettanomyces is King!’ Founded by brewer Gabe Fletcher, Anchorage specializes in barrel fermentation with brettanomyces and souring cultures. Blurring the lines between new and old styles of beer and brewing procedures, they take extreme steps seeking to produces some of the most unique beers ever made. So, come out this Thursday between 4pm and 7pm to drink these delicious sour beers!

There is also this beer that is in a distinctly Anchorage style bottle, and yet with a distinctly Mikkeller label, that is the Invasion to this tasting: the first ever Mikkeller only brewed beer on American soil: Invasion IPA. This should be wild!!

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Craft Against Normality: Guest Hosted by Caution Brewing @ Stapleton Tap House (Stapleton)

Time: Tapping at 7pm, Cards at 7:30pm
8286 E Northfield Blvd, Unit 1525, Denver, Colorado 80238

Feel free to bring any and all friends, food and expansion packs for a rousing round of Cards Against Humanity with special guest hosts Caution Brewing.

Friday, March 6th

Firkin Friday – ThaIPA @ 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.

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Touring The Yard Production Space  @ Renegade Brewing – The Yard Location (Baker)

Time: Every Friday 4pm – 7pm, Every Saturday 1pm – 4pm
918 W 1st Ave Denver, CO 80223

Renegade Brewing is continuing brewery tours at their new production space, the Yard Location, at 918 W. 1st Ave. Tour package is $5 for a tour, pint glass, two beers, and a discount on cans.

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Doomtree Listening Party @ Declaration Brewing (Overland)

Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
2030 S Cherokee St, Denver, Colorado 80223

One of Declaration Brewing’s favorite groups, Doomtree, is performing at the Gothic Theatre on March 6th! Declaration Brewing, which is located 1.9 miles from the Gothic, will be throwing a pre-show Doomtree Listening Party! Come down for some warm up beers while they bump Doomtree music. Here’s more info on the show itself –

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Firestone Walker Pint Night @ Parry’s Pints – HR (Highlands Ranch)

Time: 6pm
9567 S University Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

Hooray for good craft beer and free pint glasses! Talk to the good people from Firestone Walker and sample their beer all while enjoying your NY style pizza. Not a bad deal: purchase a Firestone Walker beer, get a free piece of glass. Supplies limited. Get here early. Ale Yeah!

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Full Sail and Session Beers Tap Takeover @ West End Tavern – Satellite Tap Room (Boulder)

Time: 6:30pm
926 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

The West End Tavern will feature Full Sail and Session beers from Oregon on March 5 at 6:30 p.m. The lineup: Bourbon Barrel Age Imperial Stout; Wheatwine Ale 27; Session Lager; Session IPA; Session Export; Full Sail Pilsner; and Full Sail Bock. A rock, paper, scissors shootout will be held for fun prizes.

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First Friday Dayglo Machismo Art Show with TRVE’s Own Reed Wolf @ TRVE Brewing (Baker)

Time: 7pm
227 Broadway #101, Denver, CO, 80203

This Friday TRVE’s very own Reed Wolf will be showing a collection of prints for their first ever art show from a staffer. Come drink with the wolf and get some killer pieces of art from one of the best dudes in the local music scene! A collection of screen prints, woodcuts, and more from Reed. All sold for $40 and less. All proceeds go to his lawyer and the District Attorney of Denver.

Saturday, March 7th

Funk’n Wild with Troy Casey: Part Deux @ Backcountry Pizza & Tap House (Boulder)

Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm
2319 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

It has been almost two years to the day since Troy packed his last Funk’n Wild talk, you will definitely want to hear what he’s been up to! Come hang out, drink awesome sour and funky beer at Boulder’s best tap room, while getting to hear Troy Casey of Casey Brewing and Blending speak about his new venture in Glenwood Springs and his soon to be released Belgian style sours.  Ticket price reserves you a seat. Seating is very limited. All beer and food purchased separately.

Grand Re-Opening Party @ Golden City Brewery (Golden)

Time: 11:30am
920 12th St, Golden, CO, 80401

For the last week or so, their tasting room has been undergoing a big remodeling. The work is now nearly complete and they plan to host a “Grand Re-Opening Party” on Saturday, March 7th starting at 11:30am. They now have 2 bathrooms, an expanded seating area and more taps! They will be doing $2 pints and $4 growlers fills (To Go only). Stop in, check out the new improvements, have some delicious food from Wheels On Fire food truck, and great beer! They also remind you to please clean your growlers, it will help keep the lines down. Thanks!

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City Star’s 1st Bottle Release: Outlaw BA Imperial Stout @ City Star Brewing (Berthoud)

Time: 12pm
321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, Colorado 80513

Warning: Outlaw on the Loose! Keep a look out for Outlaw, the first in City Star Brewing’s barrel aged series and the first City Star brew available in bottles. Outlaw will be released at the City Star taproom in Berthoud, Colorado on Saturday, March 7th. Outlaw weighs in at 13.25% alcohol by volume and has spent 1 year “doing time” in Breckenridge Whiskey barrels waiting for the chance to bust out. While incarcerated Outlaw mellowed nicely and includes flavors of dark chocolate, toffee, dark fruit, oak, vanilla, and of course American whiskey.

Outlaw is a rare limited release (only 970 bottles) specialty beer and the first City Star brew available in bottles. Each 22oz bottle has been sealed in red wax and individually numbered. Outlaw will be available for purchase exclusively in City Star Brewing’s taproom starting Saturday, March 7th at 12pm. Bottles will be sold for $18 each (plus tax) with a one case (12 bottles) limit per person. Catch this Outlaw before it escapes again and put it where it belongs… in your belly.


Firkin Saturday at the Canoe Room – Apricot Kölsch @ 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. This week we added a Dry Dock twist on Steamworks Brewing Company‘s Kölsch.

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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Winter Craft Beer Festival @ Coors Event Center at CU (Boulder)

Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm, VIP 1pm entry
Coors Event Center at CU- 950 Regent Dr., Boulder, CO

What’s better than enjoying amazing craft beer? Well, breaking the dead of winter, going to an awesome indoor venue and enjoying great craft beer; but of course.

The WCBF was started with the goal of creating an event that would become a staple in the Boulder community for years to come that would benefit 30 to 50 local businesses all at once.  The Boulder natives that started the event love the creativity and collaboration of the craft beer industry and love that so much is happening right here in our backyard.  They also saw the need to celebrate these things at a great venue in the middle of winter when we all are looking for something fun to do. Tickets and more info at the official website:

St Patty’s Day Celebrations Starting Early @ Big Beaver Brewing (Loveland)

Time: 7pm – 10pm
2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO 80537

Get an early start on your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and join The Stubby Shillelaghs as they folk the Beaver THIS SATURDAY (3/7) from 7-10 pm!
It seems fitting to release our IRISH RED ALE for their performance…

Sunday, March 8th

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Dreaming of Spring! @ Denver Bicycle Café (City Park West)

Time: 12:00pm
1308 E 17th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80218

Fort Collins Brewery – FCB will be offering up pints of their Hefeweizen and DBC will get you a coupon for a bike tune for $33! First 24 people get a free FCB pint glass. Can’t wait to get the tread on the road? Let this event will help get you there even quicker!

Monday, March 9th

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New Beer Bar and Beer Garden in Estes Park Opening this Spring @ The Barrel (Estes Park)

119 E Elkhorn Ave Estes Park, CO 80517

Soon residents and tourists visiting Estes Park, Colorado will be able to revel in the beautiful mountain views while enjoying some of the best craft beer in the State and around the Country as well as a few international selections. The vacant lot at 119 East Elkhorn Avenue will become the home of the first outdoor beer garden in downtown Estes Park in the interim of the Rocky Mountain Performing Arts Center development.

Opening Spring 2015, The Barrel, an outdoor beer garden, with sixty rotating taps will focus on craft beer, mead, cider, high-end distilled spirits and wines. The Barrel will offer guests a friendly, social atmosphere where they can catch up with old friends and meet new ones while loving some of the best Colorado has to offer.

Tuesday, March 10th

Pints for Purpose – Hope Shine @ Copper Kettle Brewing Co (Southeast Denver)

Time: 3pm – 9pm
1338 S Valentia St Suite 100, Denver, Colorado 80247

Feel good about yourself with Copper Kettle on Pints for Purpose Tuesdays. Every Tuesday, $1 each beer sold in the taproom will automatically be donated to a different rotating charity of that week.

March 10th: Hope Shines– a mentoring organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of disadvantaged children through educational summer camps, tutoring programs and health and hygiene education. More info on this week’s charity can be found here. The patio is open, so your leashed, well behaved dogs are welcome! If you are interested in joining their charity list, please email: [email protected] for more info.

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.

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.

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

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!


  1. Thanks for including our event (Grand Re-Opening at Golden City Brewery) on the list!

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