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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 11th

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!

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Hogshead Cask Beers Are Now Always on Tap @ Hops & Pie (Berkeley)

Time: Always
3920 Tennyson St, Denver, Colorado 80212

Hops & Pie now has their cask ale system! With Hogshead beer, of course! Ch-Ch-Check it out! With this fancy new cask ale system in the house, there will be Hogshead on cask always!!

Tappings and Food Truck Schedule @ Berthoud Brewing (Berthoud)

450 8th St Berthoud, CO 80513

Wednesday – 2-9. Wings from Origins Catering & Happy hour ALL day!
Thursday – 2-9.
Firkin Friday – 2-10. We are tapping the Vanilla Espresso Dark Wheat firkin at 5!
Saturday – 2-10. Live music with Russ Hopkins!
Sunday – 1-9.

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Wayward Wednesday @ River North Brewery (LoDo/Ballpark)

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

With the return of warmer weather and a hint of spring in the air, River North is celebrating with a special Wayward Wednesday tapping, Blackberry Sour! Single keg only goes on at 3pm tomorrow, you know this one’s gonna go fast!

A New Brew Tapped Just Yesterday & the Food Truck Schedule @ Cannonball Creek (Golden)

Time: Mon-Wed: 3pm – 10pm, Thu: 3pm – 11pm, Fri-Sat: 12pm – 11pm and Sun: 12pm – 10pm
393 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80403

Cannonball Creek just released a new beer yesterday, and it is perfect for this beautiful spring weather! Swing by and try it today. Here are the food trucks rolling up for the week:
Wednesday 3/11: Moe’s Original BBQ – Denver
Thursday 3/12: Smokey J’s BBQ
Friday 3/13: Delhi Belly Indian Food Truck
Saturday 3/14: CFTDenver – Comfortable Food Truck
Sunday 3/15: Rolling Dough


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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: Whiskey & Brown Sugar Braised Pork, Anson Mills Cheddar Grits & Red Onion Jam on a Griddled House Roll!! Pair a $2 Craft Can Night with this sandwich from 5 p.m. to close!!!

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Crafty Ladies Tap Collaboration Joyride Brew Tapping @ Highland Tap and Burger (Highland)

Time: 5:45pm
Highland Tap & Burger 2219 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

The Crafty Ladies at Highland Tap and Burger will get to enjoy the fruits of their labor when they tap the special beer the club made with Joyride Brewing Company last month.

The Hoppin’ Mad Irish Red will be available at HTB on Thursday, March 12. Tapping will start at 5:45pm. Ladies and gents are both welcome for this special tasting. No tickets necessary, just show up and have a beer!

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Bottle Release: Progenitor NOIR Release @ Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Five Points/RiNo)

Time: 6:00pm
3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216

Crooked Stave’s set to release Progenitor NOIR this week. The new 375mL bottle release is a twist on Progenitor that will add a “fresh, resinous hop bite” to the beer and turn it into a “Dark IPA”. The new variation comes from the addition of dark malts, along with the use of Amarillo, Citra, and Simcoe hops.

On Wednesday, March 11th, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project will kick off a spring full of bottle releases with a special edition of Progenitor: Progenitor NOIR.

In February of this year, Crooked Stave released Progenitor, a 6.2% ABV dry-hopped Golden Sour Ale. Progenitor NOIR is a little bit of a different take, using dark malts to create a “Dark IPA,” for lack of a better term, while still being primary fermented with Crooked Stave’s mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria.

“Sometimes it’s the small tweaks that happen in the brewery that lead to something unique and fun,” says Crooked Stave Owner/Head Brewer Chad Yakobson. “Progenitor NOIR arose from the idea that Dark IPA is tasty, so why not a sour version for the darker months we are enjoying.”

While both Progenitor and Progenitor NOIR received ample dry hopping, Progenitor NOIR was concocted to have a fresh, resinous hop bite. Thanks to great hops like Amarillo, Citra and Simcoe, Progenitor NOIR is a hoppy sour worth seeking out fresh to enjoy the full citrusy, resinous goodness!

Thursday, March 12th

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Big BOuLDer Beers  @ Black Bottle Brewing (Fort Collins)

Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
1611 S College Ave Unit 1609, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525

Boulder Beer Co. will be in the house on Mar. 12th with some BOLD stuff: A Honey of a Saison, Killer Penguin, Mojo Risin’; come try one, or try them all, your choice. It’ll be going down from 5-8pm.

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The Creative Collective March Event @ Our Mutual Friend (RiNo/Five Points)

Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
2810 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado 80205

The Creative Collective is a professional networking collaborative for the creative industry, focused on sharing innovative ideas and making valuable connections.  Plus! OMF is offering $1 off all pours!  This event is FREE.

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Boulevard The Calling Tapping @ Falling Rock Tap House (LoDo/Ballpark)

Time: 5:30pm
1919 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202

Join Falling Rock on Thursday, March 12 at 5:30pm when they tap into The Calling from Boulevard Brewing in Kansas City, MO. The Calling, which will be available on draft and in four packs of twelve ounce bottles, is the result of several months of hard (delicious) work by Boulevard’s brewing team who sought to create an IPA with a juicy, tropical fruit aroma that leaps from the glass. A simple malt base composed solely of their two row base malt serves as a platform for giant, punchy hop flavor and aroma provided by a blend of Simcoe, Bravo, Topaz, Cascade, Mosaic, Equinox, Galaxy, and Amarillo hops. Read that sentence again. We are not messing around here, folks. The Calling also receives an addition of lemon peel during the last five minutes of the boil to add an extra citrusy punch. At 8.5 ABV and 75 IBU, The Calling is the IPA they knew they had to brew.

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Contrarian, Imperial Pilsner, Release @ Renegade Brewing (Baker)

Time: 6:00pm
925 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80204

Who’s excited for Pilsner season? Renegade Brewing is! Which is why they are releasing their 8% imperial Pilsner, Contrarian, this Thursday. Come down for its debut and it’s only $2. Thursday only, starting at 6:00pm. Come drink with us #mmmbeer

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Around the World in 180 Minutes @ Tivoli Turnahalle (Auraria)

Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
900 Auraria Parkway, Denver CO 80204

Imbibe Events and Calico Culture are teaming up for the second annual Around the World in 180 Minutes. Spend an evening enjoying food, entertainment, arts and spirits from around the world while raising money for a great cause. Around the World in 180 Minutes takes place on March 12 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Tivoli Turnahalle (900 Auraria Parkway, Denver CO 80204). Taste the world’s authentic cuisines and tantalizing drinks all in one gluttonous night. Attendees will enjoy spicy South American empanadas, Italian wines, German beers and other exotic cocktails.

Participating restaurants include:

1515 Restaurant, Adelitas Denver Cocina and Cantina, DiFranco’s, Little India, Maria Empanada, Range, The Corner Office and more restaurants are being added daily.  Tickets are $30 and on sale now. Around the World in 180 Minutes is produced in partnership with 303 Magazine and Metropolitan State University of Denver.

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Ratio Beerworks presents: Mostly Harmless Live w/Muscle Beach, Eric Henderson & Gerhard Kaaihu @ Mutiny Information Cafe (Baker)

Time: 8pm, show starts at 9pm
Mutiny Information Café – 2 S Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80209

Ratio Beerworks and Mutiny Information Cafe PRESENT: FREE BEER and a MOSTLY HARMLESS TALK SHOW!

Special guests include: Artist Gerhard Kaaihue, Comedian Eric Henderson and musical guest: Muscle Beach! This event is FREE for ALL AGES and is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks, who will be on hand with free adult beverages! This month’s topic is ROOMMATES.

Its part talk show, and part variety hour; but all harmless fun. Well, Mostly Harmless. 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!

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Third Annual Mouthful: a Gala of Glutton @ Crankenstein (Fort Collins)

Time: 8:00pm
215B North College Ave, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

Crankenstein’s annual beer and dessert pairing extravaganza! Four beers from four different Fort Collins breweries (Odell Brewing, Horse & Dragon Brewing, Snowbank Brewing and New Belgium) paired with four unique and complimentary desserts made in Crankenstein’s micro kitchen. Not to be missed!

Friday, March 13th

Dry Stout Release @ Comrade Brewing Co (Cherry Creek)

Time: Noon
7667 E Iliff Ave, Denver, CO 80231

Comrade Brewing is tapping their Irish Dry Stout this Friday, March 13th at noon, just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day. Brewed with Irish Stout malt from Ireland and hopped with East Kent Goldings. 4.8% ABV.

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St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration @ Colorado Plus Brewery and Tap House (Wheatridge)

Time: March 13th through St Patty’s Day on March 17th
6995 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Enjoy local brewery’s Irish Reds and Dry Stouts all weekend from Friday, March 13th through the holiday on Tuesday, March 17th. Returning from last year is the Colorado Plus favorite, The Colorado Car Bomb; made with Boulder Beers’ Shake Porter and Fireside Whiskey from Mile High Spirits. Sure to warm the soul! Also, the kitchen staff will be serving up House Cured Corned Beef Specials & Colorado Lamb Shepherd’s pie all weekend!

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2nd Birthday @ World of Beer – Cherry Creek (Cherry Creek)

Time: 2:00pm
660 S Colorado Blvd, Glendale, Colorado 80246

Come celebrate our 2nd birthday with us and Oskar Blues!
Silent disco, specialty taps, and awesome give always! (Think about all the Oskar Blues stuff you see that you don’t have yet)

Nitro Chub
One Nut Brown
Velvet Elvis
Hi Beam Honky Tonk
Tickled Pink
Nitro Shordy


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Firestone Walker Pint Night @ Parry’s Pints – GWV (Greenwood Village)

Time: 6pm
5970 S Holly Street, Greenwood Village, Co 80111

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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2nd Annual Brew & Stew: Local Brews on Tap, Live Bluegrass & Fab Food @ Mile High Station (Sun Valley)

Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
2027 w. Lower Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204

All you can eat and drink: $40

Hope House of Colorado is excited to invite you to their 2nd Annual Brew & Stew, featuring beer from local breweries, great food and a live band. There will also be a cornhole competition, a raffle with fun prizes and more.

Ticket price covers unlimited local beer and delicious soups and stews as well as a great time with Whiskey Tango – a fantastic local band that has been described as “a fermented mash of bluegrass and jam distilled through the copper coils of rock, aged in psychedelica and served straight-up from a mason jar of fun.”

You won’t want to miss this memorable night — and a great opportunity to support Hope House of Colorado’s self-sufficiency programs. Show the teen moms at Hope House who are working hard to change their future that you believe in them! Questions? Please contact Sarah Nagel at [email protected] or at 303-429-1012, ext.237

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2015 Frozen Dead Guy Days @ Nederland, CO

Time: Specific to Each Event

Celebrating its 14th year in 2015, Nederland, Colorado’s Frozen Dead Guy Days is known as one of the most unique and quirky festivals in the country and continues to be a world-renowned spectacle. The home-grown frosty fest pays homage to Bredo Morstol who is frozen in a state of suspended animation and housed in a Tuff Shed on dry ice high above Nederland. Thousands of adventurous, life enthusiasts come annually to participate in and view the events along with local, national and international media and entertainment. Get some tasty craft beers in the Re-Animate or Brain Freezer tents. Colorado’s “most frigidly fun festival” features outrageous events like the Blue Ball, coffin races, costumed polar plunge, ice turkey bowling, frozen T-shirt and brain freeze contests, snowy beach volleyball, a parade of hearses and the frozen salmon toss. It all takes place amid an incredible free music festival featuring Colorado’s most talented acts in an “eccentric cross between morbid and hilarious that permeates the weekend’s atmosphere.” – Visit:

The Self Proclaimed Party Destination for Frozen Dead Guy Days @ Very Nice Brewing Co (Nederland)

Time: March 13-15, 2015
20 Lakeview Dr, Nederland, CO 80466

March brings the annual Frozen Dead Guy Days to Nederland – March 13-15, 2015. And you’ll be able to use the Very Nice Brewing Company as your party destination during that event. They’ll have live music Fri. March 13th from 7-9pm, a special beer tapping on March 14th of “Nicely Twisted”, a collaboration brew with Twisted Pine that’s a cherry midnight wheat saison. Also that day, the Colorado Craft Beer Radio show will be doing a live remote from 12-2pm on AM 760. Plus, a book signing with author Dan Rabin for his book “Colorado Breweries”. And then live music on Sunday, March 15th from 5-7pm.

Zwei Patrick’s Eve & Day Party @ Zwei Brüder Brewing (Fort Collins)

Time: March 13th @ 6pm, March 14th @ 4pm
4612 S Mason St, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525

Question: What’s better than one party? Answer: Two parties!!!

On Friday, March 13th at 6:00pm, plan on celebrating Zwei Patrick’s Eve at Zwei Brüder while the Poudre Fire Authority warms up their drums and bagpipes in preparation for the Fort Collins St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

To stretch out the party, on Saturday, March 14th at 4:00pm, come enjoy the triumphant return of CSU’s amazing German-style polka band Neue Polka Colorado. In NPC’s honor on Zwei Patrick’s Day (Saturday, March 14th), ZBB will release their latest and greatest Vienna Lager and also the Zwei Patrick’s Day Stout!

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Mile High Horror Film Festival Presents: FRIDAY THE 13th Craft Dinner @ Alamo Drafthouse (Littleton)

Time: 6:30pm
7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120

Ticket price includes: FRIDAY THE 13th (1980) + Q&A with Victor Miller + Craft Dinner and Dessert + Three Beers!

“You see, Jason was my son, and today is his birthday…”
With October oh so far away, the folks at the Mile High Horror Film Festival would love to see you at a special presentation of FRIDAY THE 13th (1980) this coming Friday, March 13th! Come and witness the film that spawned one of the most successful slasher series in history preceded by a live Q&A via Skype with co-creator and original screenplay writer Victor Miller! Mr. Miller’s script helped inspire one of the longest-lasting horror film franchises in history. Bring your questions and your appetites because the Alamo will also be providing a special One Night Only FRIDAY THE 13th inspired beer and dinner pairing included in the price of the ticket!

Your ticket includes three beers (TBA) along with an Ultimate Chili Dog: Ultimate Chili Dog (bacon wrapped hotdog, bun, chili, green and yellow onions, melted cheddar cheese) and skewered onion rings and an amazingly macabre dessert!

We will also be hosting a Mile High Horror Schmoozer event in the Glass Half Full taproom inside the Alamo before the screening at 6:30pm. The first 12 people to arrive will receive FREE MHHFF t-shirts! A limited number of discounted Scream Passes and Memberships to the 2015 October festival will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Saturday, March 14th

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Breakfast @ Freshcraft (LoDo/Union Station)

Time: 8:30am, parade begins at 9:30
1530 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202

Parade begins at 9:30am.  Get in there before and after for some amazing food!
Those familiar with Freshcraft’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade breakfast already know, but for those that are not, please join the folks at Freshcraft starting at 8:30am before and after the parade start for some Irish inspired dishes. They will be serving breakfast until 11am and then switching over to some more awesome food features throughout the day and night.   They will have Irish inspired beer from Lone Tree Brewing, Boulevard Brewing, and cocktail specials throughout the day.

Breakfast menu will include:
Irish Breakfast Burrito (available to go!)
Wheat tortilla stuffed with Corned beef, potato, corn, cheddar, cabbage, onion, and eggs
Corned Beef Hash and Eggs
House roasted corned beef sautéed with onions, garlic, cabbage, and potatoes. Topped with soft eggs served with toast and beans
Irish Cheddar Waffle Sandwich
Homemade Irish cheddar waffles stuffed with rashers, eggs, more cheddar, and served with home fries
Biscuits with Lamb Gravy
Fresh buttermilk biscuits covered in lamb gravy and served with home fries
Irish Oatmeal Cookie Waffles
With jelly and peanut butter
Irish Cream Glazed Hi Rise Bakery Cinnamon Roll

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Day Trip – March Release @ Casey Brewing and Blending (Glenwood Springs)

Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm
3421 Grand Ave STE E, Glenwood Springs CO 81601

For onsite consumption in 8 oz pours:
East Bank Farmhouse Ale – $6
Cherry Fruit Stand – $7
Peach Fruit Stand – $7
Oak Theory – $8
Dry Hop Oak Theory – $8
Advanced Oak Theory – $8

Available to go:
East Bank (new blend) ($16) – 4 bottles per person
Cherry Fruit Stand – ($18) – 3 bottles per person
Peach Fruit Stand – ($18) – 1 bottle per person
Oak Theory – ($22) – 4 bottles per person
Dry Hopped Oak Theory – ($24) – 1 bottle per person
Advanced Oak Theory – ($24) – 3 bottles per person

Great news! Sunshine & Moons, LLC will be outside of Casey’s cellar Saturday morning serving breakfast! Here’s their menu, accepting both credit cards and cash: Bacon & Spinach quiche quarters $5, Spinach & Mushroom quiche quarters $5, Jumbo Blueberry Muffins $4, Bacon chive & sour cream scones $3 and Cranberry Orange Scones $3.

St Patrick’s Day Menu @ Cherry Cricket (Cherry Creek)

Time: Bands every hour starting at 1:00pm
2641 E 2nd Ave, Denver CO 80206

The Cherry Cricket will kick off its St. Patrick’s Day menu on Saturday, March 14 with Corned Beef and Cabbage and an Irish Mushroom soup. They will also have live Irish music entertainment with different bands starting at 1 p.m. with the Colorado Youth Pipe Band, Conivan at 3 p.m., Celtic Steps Dancers at 4 p.m. Centennial State Bag Pipes & Drums at 5 p.m. and the Denver & District Bag Pipes, Drums & Dancers will perform at 7 and 9 p.m. On Tuesday, March 17 they will serve up the Corned Beef and Cabbage and their Irish Beef Stew, made with Guinness. Entertainment with Denver & District Bag Pipes, Drums & Dancers will be at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Conivan will perform at 8 and 10 p.m. For more information, call (303) 322-7666.

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Beryl’s St. Paddy’s Day Bash @ Beryl’s Beer Co. (Five Points/RiNo Arts District)

Time: 2:00pm – 10:00pm
3120-C Blake St, Denver, Colorado 80205

Come out for a bit good music and lots of great beer.  Make no mistake; you’ll want to be there! Join Beryl’s Beer on Saturday for their first annual Beryl’s St. Paddy’s Day Bash!!! There will be beer, music, food, games, and more! For the holiday, they’ve decided to put their Lighcatcher Stout on Nitro (for one week only!)

Sherman Woods will be performing some great Irish pub tunes starting at 4:30pm! St. Paddy’s Day Bingo? Bring your game faces. First round starts at 7:00pm! WongWayVeg Food Truck will be yhere selling some amazing food!

RSVP and Spread the word!!!

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Pennywise Listening Party @ Declaration Brewing (Overland)

Time: 5pm – 10pm
2030 S Cherokee St, Denver, Colorado 80223

Saturday March 14th, Pennywise is playing at the Gothic Theatre in the neighborhood! Declaration Brewing will be having a listening party here at the brewery before the show. Come down for some good beer to get you warmed up for Pennywise! Here’s a direct link for more information about the show itself. – Queue the bro-hymn . . .

3rd Annual Rocky Mountain River Celebration w/Craig Childs @ Upslope Brewing – Flatiron Park (Boulder)

Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
501 Lee Hill Rd, No 20, Boulder, CO 80304

Join Upslope Brewing Company for an exciting evening of speakers, short films, live music and beer!

NPR personality, author and explorer,  Craig Childs, among other speakers, will present on local river issues between a few short river films in Upslope Brewing’s Flatiron Park location.

They’ve got plenty of beer and prizes for this unique event so save the date to celebrate our rivers!

Tickets will be sold at the door on the night of the event. (Doors at 6:30pm)

Sunday, March 15th

Elite Brands Uses Pliny the Younger Release to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer @ Elite Brands (Northeast Park Hill)

This is the time of year when all of the hop heads go crazy. Of course, Elite Brands is referring to the release of Pliny the Younger by Russian River. Vinny and Natalie Cilurzo, the owners of Russian River, have been using their beers as a way to fund raise for 10 years through their ‘All Hopped Up For A Cure’ event. This sense of charity inspired Elite Brands, a Colorado-based distributor, to do the same. They decided the best way to do this was to take advantage of the Pliny madness and donate 100% of their profits to Sense of Security, a breast cancer support center. They also asked retailers to join in. The finals results were tallied up and $4,756.00 is now going directly to Sense of Security. The participating retailers included Falling Rock Tap House, Cheeky Monk, Back Country Pizza & Tap House, Freshcraft, World of Beer – Cherry Creek, Hops & Pie, Euclid Hall, Choice City, The Mayor of Old Town, Oskar Blues, and Lucky Pie – Louisville. Once again, hop heads are proving that we can solve the world’s problems through craft beer.

If you were unable to participate in this year’s Pliny The Younger Fundraiser but would still like to support the cause and donate to Sense of Security, please visit for more information.

Monday, March 16th

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Upcoming Event & Ticket Reminder: Talk Beer and BBQ with Mockery Brewing @ Brew N Q Headquarters (RiNo Arts District/Five Points)

Time: March 29th from 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Brew N Q – 2801 Walnut St., Denver, CO 80205
Mockery Brewing – 3501 Delgany St, Denver, CO 80216

Like Craft Brew? Like Barbeque? Want to explore RiNo, home to a host of breweries including Epic, Mockery, Crooked Stave, Our Mutual Friend, River North and the upcoming Great Divide campus? Then this is the group for you.

This group is open to men and women. The group will meet on a quarterly basis at Brew n Q, a homebrew and barbeque supply shop also located in the heart of the RiNo district. Each meeting will consist of two parts: an opening barbeque cooking basics discussion and creation of a generous taster of something cooked off the barbeque. Then the group will move to one of the nearby taprooms to enjoy a brew that is paired with what they just created. Once at the brewery, the group will talk with brewery staff, enjoy a brew tour and see how their barbeque pairs with the brewery’s beer.

The first event starts at Brew n Q where you’ll get an orientation to the brew shop and enjoy a discussion about how to make succulent, pulled pork sandwiches. Sandwiches will be generous, but taster-sized, and then you’ll take them over to Mockery Brewing to enjoy a brew tour and see how their beer pairs with the food.

Ticket prices are $20.00 and include a sandwich, barbeque discussion, and your first pint at Mockery, craft beer discussion and brewing tour, gratuity, tax and ticket processing charges. At the request of the homebrew shop, this event is also a fundraiser for ALS and $6.50 of each ticket will be donated to the non-profit. Tickets are available here.

Tuesday, March 17th

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St Paddy’s Day @ Ernie’s Bar & Pizza (Sunnyside)

Time: 11:00am to Midnight
2915 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO 80211

On Tuesday March 17th, The Celtic Steps Dance Troupe of Denver will be performing two shows for attendees at Ernie’s Bar & Pizza at 7:30 & 8:30pm! Ernie’s will be offering 2-for-1 pizzas for dine in patrons so come out and enjoy some live Celtic dancing! Plus, $4 Car Bombs, $4 shots of Jameson and $4 Irish beers.

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St. Patrick’s Day @ West End Tavern (Boulder)

926 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

The time has come for another night of debauchery – St. Patrick’s Day has come around again!
This year, let the W.E.T. remind you why they love the Irish so much! Food and drink specials all day and night:

  • Car bombs with Odell’s Nitro Cutthroat Porter/Bushmills/Baileys $6
  • Howdy Draft $3
  • Killians Red Cans $3
  • Dirty Girl Scout Shots $4
  • Bushmills $5
  • Jameson $6
  • Corned Beef & Hash $12
  • West End Tavern Rarebit $9

Pull out that old leprechaun costume, and get ready for some fun! Feel free to call W.E.T. with any questions at 303.444.3535.

St. Patrick’s Day @ Golden City Brewery (Golden)

Time: Brewery is open from 11:30am – 6:30pm, Mulligan Stew plays at 4:30pm
920 12th St, Golden, CO 80401

They’ll have live music from Mulligan Stew and Irish-inspired eats from Tony Guacamole Food Truck. Saint Patrick’s Day at GCB is ALWAYS a hoot! The date (March 17) falls on a Tuesday this year but GCB hopes you can make it out; bring the kids, dogs, neighbors, and friends, and we’ll all have a good time.

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Ladies Night – $1 OFF Pints from 4pm to Close! @ Großen Bart Brewery (Loveland)

Time: 4:00pm to Close
1025 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO 80501

Ladies Night at Großen Bart Brewery every Tuesday evening! That means the ladies will be drinking some suds and getting $1 OFF Pints! 4pm to close.

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Jester King Beer Dinner @ Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse (Boulder)

Time: 6pm – 9pm
2319 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

The folks at Backcountry are anticipating their best beer dinner yet on March 17th with Jester King. Le Petit Prince, Das Wunderkind!, Das Überkind, Bière de Miel, Provenance with Tangerines and Clementines, Mad Meg, Ol’ Oi, and Fantome collaboration, Del Rey will be showcased along with 6 courses. They’re expecting some folks from the brewery to be present as well. If you’re going to go to any beer dinner this year, this is the one. Backcountry has been cellaring all of these beers here and they are drinking gorgeously right now!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an elevated Irish menu and plenty of beer at Cook Street School of Culinary Arts on Tuesday, March 17th from 6:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.  They’re putting an Irish spin on our popular Bites N’ Brews class where they’ll talk about how to cook with beer as well as how to pair it with the menu. You’ll learn how to make pan seared scallops with morels, cream and fresh herbs; country style lamb, cheddar and Ale Pie; fresh cabbage salad with whole grain mustard vinaigrette, crème fraiche and pickled shallots and finish with Guinness ice cream with toasted Barmbrack and Irish Whiskey Caramel. Enjoy the meal you helped prepare at the end of class along with a selection of beers, $89 per person. Cook Street School of Culinary Arts is located at 1937 Market Street in Denver. Visit for more information.

Movie Night: Jaws @ Grist Brewing Company (Highlands Ranch)

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
9150 Commerce Center Cir, Suite 300, Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80129

Grist Brewing will be showing Jaws in the taproom at 6pm. There will be popcorn, a food truck out front & a drinking game to go along with this classic! Cheers!

St. Patrick’s Day Sing Along with Ted Loughry @ Lone Tree Brewing Co (Lone Tree)

Time: 5pm
8200 Park Meadows Dr #8222, Lone Tree, CO 80124

Join LTBC for a session of Irish Drinking Songs and a little craic with Ted Loughry at 5pm.
Sing along to Irish Drinking songs, have a beer or two and celebrate the Irish in all of us!

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 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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