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Colorado Craft Beer Week 2015 Events Guide | UPDATED

Denver Beer Beat
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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.

This special edition of the PD Denver Beer Beat is twice as long as we are coming up on Colorado Craft Beer Week. #COCBW. Keep checking back as we will be updating this daily to reflect all of the events happening around town.

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.

**LAST UPDATED: 03/28/2015 @ 9:30am MST**

Wednesday, March 18th

Tappings and Food Truck 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!
Thursday:  Hours 2-9.
Friday:  Hours 2-10.  Firkin Friday!!  Enjoying the weather?  They are going island style with this firkin! Also, Pineapple Coconut Amber taps at 5:00!
Saturday:  Hours 2-10.   Live music with Scott Hall!  Forecast is showing 75 and sunny!! Come enjoy the patio and live music!
Sunday:  Hours 1-9.  Alex Sabados Day of Kindness!  $1 for every beer will be donated from Berthoud Brewing!

Wayward Wednesday @ River North Brewery (LoDo/Ballpark)

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

For the Wayward Wednesday tapping, River north will pull a cellar keg of a ‘Locals’ favorite, 2015 Whiskey Barrel Quandary! First pours at 3pm.

Chocolate Irish Crème Liqueur Keltic Stout ~ “Help Me Out” Stout Cask Month @ Copper Kettle (SE Denver)

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

MMM!! It’s that time of year for their “Help Me Out” Stout; CKBC’s dry Irish stout!! So, to enjoy it 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 with a chocolate Irish Creme liqueur have been added to the dry Irish stout. This will be a week not to miss! Gusto’s Kitchen serving up awesome food at 4pm!!

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: Mesquite Smoked Turkey, Housemade Blood Orange and Pink Peppercorn Jam, Fontina, Avocado, and Roasted Pasilla Pepper served Panini Style!! Pair a $2 Craft Can Night with this sandwich from 5 p.m. to close!!!

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Bottle Release: Petite Sour Hibiscus & Cinnamon Release @ Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Five Points/RiNo)

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

On Wednesday, March 18th at 6:00 p.m. Crooked Stave will be releasing bottles of Petite Sour Hibiscus & Cinnamon. The 2015 batch was aged in oak with their mixed culture of yeast and bacteria, and received a modest dose of cinnamon and hibiscus, leaving a slightly tart beer with a vibrant red hue and soft spice notes. **Bottles: $8 each, 1 case limit** Draft pours of Petite Sour Hibiscus & Cinnamon will also be available at the taproom.

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Epic Brewing Company Beer Dinner @ Lucky Pie LoDo (LoDo/Union Station)

Time: 6:00pm
1610 16th St, Denver, CO 80202

$45 | Reservations: (303) 666-5743
Join Lucky Pie LoDo for an Epic Brewing Company Beer Dinner!
Menu-
1st Course

  • Sour Apple Saison, Belgian-Style Ale
  • Passed Tartar Trio Carrot, Beef, & Tuna

2nd Course

  • Double Skull, Doppelbock Lager
  • Wisdom Poached Egg & Truffles, Creamed Porcini, Butter Crostini, Arugula, Frisee, Chives, Epic Fonduta.

3rd Course

  • Imperial Red Ale
  • Bison Strip Loin & Triple M Bar Ranch Lamb Ragu, White Asparagus & Roasted Spring Vegetables, Foie Gras Bordelaise & Crispy Cipollini.

4th Course

  • Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout
  • Stout Bread Pudding with Cherry Compote

Thursday, March 19th

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Liberate Yourself From Crappy Beer No. 6 & NCAA Tournament Tip-Off @ Parry’s Pints HR (Highlands Ranch)

Time: 10:00am
9567 S University Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

A slew of delicious beer is being collected for Parry’s Pizza’s sixth installment of, “Liberate Yourself from Crappy Beer Fest” at the Highlands Ranch location.  It will also mark the beginning of this year’s NCAA college hoops tournament. That’s right, it’s that time again. The Highlands Ranch location of Parry’s Pizza will be tapping: Bourbon County Stout, Bourbon County Barley Wine, Barrel Aged Narwhal, Whiskey Barrel Aged J Marie, Molotov Cocktail, Imperial 72 and La Folie with others possibly being added to the list as the day grows nigh.

Firkin Thursday @ Mockery Brewing (RiNo Arts District/Five Points)

Time: 4:00pm – 9:00pm
3501 Delgany St, Denver, CO 80216

It’s Firkin Thursday at Mockery Brewing. Cozy up in their taproom or sip it up on their patio with your favorite four-legged friend (We’re talking dogs; don’t bring your bearded dragon, dude).

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“Golden Gateway Saison” Beer Release @ Foothills Art Center (Golden)

Time: 6:00pm
809 15th St, Golden, Colorado 80401

AC Golden Brewing Company, Barrels and Bottles, Cannonball Creek, Golden City Brewery, and Mountain Toad have collaborated to make an All Golden Craft Breweries beer. The Gateway Golden Saison was brewed for Collaboration Fest, but you can get a preview of it at Foothills Art Center at the official beer release party.

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The Denver Brewery Class of 2011 Friendship Social @ Colorado Plus (Wheatridge)

Time: 6:00pm
6995 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Remember 2011? Crying to Adele’s “Someone Like You”, the “Occupy” movement, and visiting a few of the newest breweries to open in Denver like CAUTION: Brewing Co., Wit’s End Brewing Company, Denver Beer Co, Copper Kettle Brewing Company, and Renegade Brewing? Well, they’re all getting together this Thursday at Colorado Plus to celebrate 4 years of friendship between these breweries. Come have a beer with the Class of 2011 starting at 6 PM!

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Beer and Cheese with City Star @ Denver Bicycle Cafe (City Park West)

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

Join Denver Bicycle Cafe for another fabulous evening of 4 gourmet cheeses perfectly paired with 4 beers from City Star Brewing. Hosted by Nate and Ben. $20 tickets available at the bar or online through this link.

Friday, March 20th

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Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA Release Party In The Taproom @ Odell Brewing Co. (Fort Collins)

Time: March 20th @ 11:00am through March 22nd @ 6:00pm
800 East Lincoln Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80524

Odell Brewing Co will be releasing Tree Shaker, their Imperial Peach IPA in 4-packs.  Join Odell for their weekend release party.  They will have cheese pairings for purchase (while supplies last) and live music on Sunday, March 22 from 3:30-5:30pm.

Hop Chops IIPA Release @ Comrade Brewing (Cherry Creek Country Club)

Time: 12:00pm
7667 E Iliff Avenue, Denver, CO 80231

Comrade Brewing are tapping their last keg of Hop Chops IIPA this Friday at noon. They’re planning on brewing more in Q3. Get some while it lasts!

This weekend @ Station 26 Brewing Co (Northeast Park Hill)

7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80207

Fri – Open from 1 to 11 w/ Big Kiwi Eats serving dinner from 4 to 9

Sat – They’re tapping Snowbird Imperial White IPA (collab w/ Cigar City Brewing) AND Salute Your Schwarz (collab w/ Call to Arms Brewing Company). Basic Kneads Pizza will be out front all day.

Sun – Didn’t get tickets to Collab Fest? They’re tapping some special flavors of Salute Your Schwarz in the taproom:

Camp Anawanna (SYS w/ caraway seeds)
Donkey Lips (SYS dry hopped w/ Hallertau Blanc)
Awful Waffle (SYS w/ cacao nibs and Montmorency cherries)
Budnick (SYS w/ orange peel and vanilla beans)

S26BC will also have live music on the patio and Rolling Smoke BBQ serving food all day on Sunday!

Firkin Friday – Rum Raisin Baltic Porter at the South Dock @ Dry Dock (Aurora)

Time: 3:00pm
South Dock – 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, Colorado 80014

Every Friday, Dry Dock Brewing Company’s South Dock tasting room taps a specialty firkin at 3 pm. This Friday they just can’t get enough Baltic Porter! It’s back in this week’s firkin for the second week in a row.

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Firkin Friday @ Ratio Beerworks (RiNo Arts District/Five Points)

Time: Firkin Hammer swings at 5:00pm
2920 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado 80205

Firkin Friday at Ratio Beerworks in the RiNo Arts Brewers District at 5pm. Food truck will be out front serving it up. TGIF!

Rock Star Part Deux @ Falling Rock Tap House (LoDo/Ballpark)

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

Falling Rock’s Chris has once again teamed up with Justin at Star Bar to blend their special beer with Lauren Salazar up at New Belgium. The ultimate Collaboration Blend to kick of Colorado Craft Beer Week the night before the Collaboration Fest!

Epic Brewing Company (Denver) Beer Dinner @ The Spruce Tap House (Five Points)

Time: 6:30pm
2401 Blake St Denver, CO 80205

The Spruce Tap House on 24th and Blake are having Epic Brewing Company – Denver Taproom out for a beer dinner this Friday March 20th. Four courses, four beers including Epic’s new collab with Devil’s Backbone. And it’s just 40 bucks. Menu includes Smoked Kielbasa, Pickled Pear Salad, Rabbit Roulade and Mixed Berry Ginger Hand Pie. (303) 731-4479 for tickets and reservations.

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2015 Mazer Cup Mixer @ Omni Interlocken Hotel (Broomfield)

Time: VIP 7:00pm – 8:00pm, GA 8:00pm – 10:00pm
500 Interlocken Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80021

Sample some of the finest Mead from around the world. Savor canapés that highlight the layers of flavor in the meads you sample. Get to know people who make of the best Mead in the world.

Don’t delay! Purchase your tickets and support the Community Food Share. Entry includes entry with a complementary Mead Mixer tasting glass, many different meads that are not widely available in the USA, chance to talk with new and established meaderies, Gourmet canapés crafted to enhance your tasting experience, and a detailed program guide (Mead Passport) with meadery and sponsor listings. If you haven’t experienced the world of mead then you need to check this out! Website: www.mazercup.com/mcimc_meadmixer_nfo.html

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Final Fridays Bluegrass with the Parlor Pickers @ Stem Ciders (RiNo Arts District)

Time: 8:00pm – 1:00pm

2811 Walnut Street, Suite 150, Denver, Colorado 80205

Cider cheers to another amazing month! Join Stem Ciders in the Tap Room as they celebrate #FinalFridays with The Parlor Pickers from 8-11p.

This FREE event is not to be missed. As always, upload any photos you might take during the night to Stem’s Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #ShowYourStem. They might just send a little more cider love your way!

Saturday, March 21st

Colorado Craft Beer Week Pint Glass Giveaway at South Dock @ Dry Dock (Aurora)

South Dock – 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, Colorado 80014

Got your “I Heart Colorado Beer” shirt yet? How about a Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG) member t-shirt?

During Colorado Craft Beer Week from March 21 to March 29 receive a free Dry Dock pint glass with the purchase of an “I Heart Colorado Beer” shirt or hoodie, or the CBG Colorado Beer Shirt, while merchandise supplies last.

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Brunch & Beer: Elevation Beer Co. @ Lou’s Food Bar (Sunnyside)

Time: 10:00am on Saturday March 21st and 10:00am on Sunday March 22nd
1851 W 38th Ave Denver, CO 80211

Each month, for one weekend, a Colorado brewery joins Lou’s for a 3 course beer brunch.

Join Lou’s Food Bar on March 21st and/or 22nd for brunch with Elevation Beer Co. for a special, 3-course beer brunch for only $30/person. No reservations, just show up. First come, first serve.

Keep an eye out for Brunch & Beer on April 18th and 19th with Vindication Brewing Co. and May 16th and  17th with Great Divide Brewing Co.

Colorado Craft Beer Week @ Mockery Brewing (RiNo Arts Brewers District)

3501 Delgany Street, Denver, CO 80216

Colorado Craft Beer Week kicks off tomorrow and we couldn’t be more excited! Check out our schedule of events below.

3/21 – Collaboration Fest at Sports Authority Field at Mile High http://www.imbibe-events.com/event/2015-collaboration-fest/
3/21 Tapping the RyeNo Cluster Fuggle, the River North Collaboration at the taproom!
3/25 – Fuss off Fest http://www.axs.com/events/273134/fuss-off-tickets
3/25 – Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes will be here for trivia as usual, however to celebrate this week, we will be providing extra craft beer prizes!
3/26 – Mockery’s head brewer extraordinaire, Justin, and owner/brewer, Zach will be at Brew ‘n Q for an Advanced Seminar on Dry Hopping. Check out details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1570102763259250/
3/26 – 3rd Annual New Kids on the Block at The Lobby http://www.imbibe-events.com/event/3rd-annual-new-kids-on-the-block/
3/26 – Bringing back our Firkin Thursday to celebrate Colorado Craft Beer Week
3/27 – Tapping the popular Oaked Southern Hemisphere Black Pale Ale!!!
3/29 – Barley’s Angels Colorado at Mockery!

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BOGO at Each of the Lafayette Breweries for #COCBW @ LMBC, FRBC, Odd13 & Post Brewing (Lafayette)

LMBC – 297 N US Highway 287 # 100, Lafayette, Colorado 80026
FRBC – 400 W South Boulder Rd #1650, Lafayette, CO 80026
Odd13 -301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO 80026
Post – 105 W Emma St, Lafayette, CO 80026

In celebration of #ColoradoCraftBeerWeek all four Lafayette, CO breweries have teamed up for a special promo! Visit Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company., Front Range Brewing Company, Odd13 Brewing and The Post Brewing Co. from March 21st – 29th and do the following:

1. Pick up a flyer & details at one of the breweries
2. Buy a full price brew at each of the 4 breweries
3. Get your flyer checked off at each one
4. Enjoy a free brew at each brewery! It’s the tastiest #BoGo ever!

*In addition, the 1st person to get all 4 breweries checked off will receive a special item from their last brewery! It could be a sweet shirt, hat, or beer. Now get out there and drink delicious local #CraftBeer!

Colorado Craft Beer Week In The Tap Room @ Odell Brewing Co. (Fort Collins)

Time: March 21, 2015 11:00am – March 29, 2015 6:00pm
800 East Lincoln Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80524

Join Odell Brewing Co for Colorado Craft Beer Week in their tap room. They have events all week long! Here are the details:

Monday – Pilot/Special Cellar keg will be tapped at 11am.
Tuesday – Short tour followed by beer and cheese pairings with The Welsh Rabbit. Buy tickets day of in the tap room.  Starts at 4:30pm and group is limited to 20 people.
Wednesday – Live music with Souvenir Thread from 4-6pm
Thursday – Pine Brand will be in the taproom doing live screen printing starting at 11:30am while supplies last. T-shirts are $25.
Friday – Live music with Contraband from 4-6pm. Pilot/Special Cellar keg tapping.
Saturday – Live music with Colony Funk from 4-6pm.
Sunday – St. Peter’s Fly Shop and Trout Unlimited will have booths in the tap room. Pig Farm Ink is demoing a Fly-Tying Competition. Fish tacos will be available for purchase from The Goodness. Jax Fish House will be giving away oysters while supplies last. $1 from all Cutthroat Porter pints will go to Trout Unlimited.  Live music with Magnolia String Band from 3:30-5:30pm.

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Collaboration Beer Release: Skiing in Jeans Pecan Honey Bock @ Grist Brewing (Highlands Ranch)

Time: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
9150 Commerce Center Circle, Suite 300, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

To kick off Colorado Craft Beer Week, Grist Brewing will be tapping their Pecan Honey Bock that they brewed with No Label, out of Katy, Texas on. Let’s face it, TX has a rivalry with every state and we Coloradans can always spot a Texan on the slopes because, well, they are usually skiing in jeans. This is a traditional bock base beer that with the addition of Colorado wildflower honey and Texas pecans to give it a rich, malty, nutty flavor.  James from No Label helped Grist brew this batch in January so they could lager it and get it out to everyone just in time for spring. In honor of Colorado Craft Beer Week, look for these other Grist happenings: Monday (3/23) Happy Hour All Day, Tuesday (3/24) 15% off all merch, Thursday (3/26) Small Batch: Chili Kolsch and Friday (3/27) Small Batch: Bockolate (Skiing in Jeans with cocoa nibs).

COCBW Kickoff and Firkin Tapping at North Dock @ Dry Dock – North (Aurora)

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

To kick off the fun, North Dock is hosting American Craft Beer Radio from noon to 1pm, with special guests Kevin DeLange of Dry Dock Brewing Company and Chris Black of Falling Rock Tap House.

Mash n’ Jam, a Denver-based spent grain bakery, will have cookies made from Dry Dock’s Double IPA and Irish Stout spent grain for sale. Cheers to the #stateofcraftbeer!

Also, every Saturday, Canoe Room at North Dock taps a specialty firkin at noon. This week, the folks at North Dock are noticing that the Leprechauns are sad that St. Patrick’s Day is over as they tap Leprechaun Tears! Taps at noon.

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Earth is Still Hurtling Around the Sun & the Days are Getting Longer Party @ Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada)

Time: 12:00pm
5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, CO 80002

On March 21st, join Odyssey Beerwerks for their “Earth is Still Hurtling Around the Sun and the Days are Getting Longer Party”. Come celebrate the beginning of Spring with some special beer releases, food and music.

* Beer including some special releases
* Food from Barbed Wire Reef
* Music from Daniella Katzir Music and Andrew Wynne!
* Games and drawings for prizes
* Indoor and outdoor bars (weather permitting)

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Beers & Spears #5 @ Denver Beer Company (Union Station/LoDo)

Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Barrel Room at Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte Street, Denver, CO 80202

Calling all beer and pickle lovers! Denver Beer Co is partnering with The Real Dill again for Beers & Spears! Join DBC in the Barrel Room for a flight of 3 beers paired with 3 pickles + a specialty pickle for $12. The Real Dill will also make a batch of their spiciest pickles for the infamous spicy pickle eating contest! The winner takes home a jar of The Real Dill pickles + a six pack of Denver Beer Co. beer of their choice. It’s funny and it’s fun, just like they like it.

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Loveland Collaboration 2015 Barrel Aged Beers @ Big Beaver, Grimm Brothers, Crow Hop, Loveland Aleworks and Verboten Brewing (Loveland)

Time: March 21 @ 12:00 pm – March 29 @ 12:00 pm
Multiple Locations in Loveland, CO

9 days, 5 unique beers, 1 cool prize. The barrel aged beer is considered royalty among craft beers. For Colorado Craft Beer week, Loveland breweries are pulling out the red carpet for some uniquely beautiful, truly majestic barrel aged beers.

Big Beaver will showcase their Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Grimm Brothers will showcase their Tequila Barrel Aged Dos Grios
Crow Hop will showcase their Bourbon Barrel Aged Rado’s Red
Loveland Aleworks will showcase their French Oak Red Wine Aged Barrel Wee Heavy
Verboten will showcase their Stay Classy Wheat Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Saison

If you are among the first 72 people to try all five beers and have them checked off by each brewery, you can take home a special commemorative Rastal glass. Quantities are limited. Check-off cards are available at each brewery.

Colorado Craft Beer Week Kickoff and Colfax Gold Belgian Golden Ale Release Party! @ Alpine Dog (North Capitol Hill)

Time: 12:00pm
1505 Ogden St, Denver, Colorado 80218

It’s Colorado Craft Beer Week and Alpine Dog is releasing their new beer, Colfax Gold Belgian-Style Golden Ale, with limited edition TAKE HOME GLASSWARE! You get a FREE Alpine Dog Colfax tribute glass when you buy the beer on this day! They only have 72 glasses so don’t be late!

Beer Release: City Star Calamity Jane @ City Star Brewing (Berthoud)

Time: 12:00pm
321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO 80513

To kick-off Colorado Craft Beer Week we’re tapping City Star ladies’ collaboration brew.  Calamity Jane is a session IPA brewed with pink peppercorn, grapefruit and dry hopped with Galaxy hops. On tap starting at noon.

Special Beer Re-release of Brett Bagger @ Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Five Points)

Time: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
1139 20th St, Denver, CO 80202

In honor of Colorado Craft Beer Week, Jagged Mountain will be re-releasing some select beers!  Today they re-release their Brett Bagger, a wild barrel aged Imperial White IPA.  On tap till it’s gone!

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River North FarmHouse Release Party! @ River North Brewery (Five Points/Ballpark)

Time: 1:00pm
2401 Blake St Unit 1, Denver, Colorado 80205

At 4.6% ABV, FarmHouse is perfect for your adventures in Colorado springtime, whether they’re on the hill or in the lowlands. As with other River North Brewery canned beers, FarmHouse will be available on draft and in 16-ounce four packs. This beer delivers every bit of character you’ve come to love from RNB while quenching that insatiable Colorado thirst for kick-ass session beers. Brewed with only two grains, one hop and one of their favorite ale strains, FarmHouse showcases the beauty of Belgian yeast.

The first tapping of FarmHouse will go down Saturday, March 21st at 1pm in the taproom. Super-portable four-packs to-go will cost $10, with drafts by the pint.

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Craft Beer and Cannabis/Hash Pairing @ Green Labs Denver (RiNo Arts District/Five Points)

Time: 2pm – 5pm
Green Labs Denver – 1250 31st St, Denver, CO 80205

Come join Green Labs Denver for an afternoon of education regarding the pairing of craft beers with gourmet cannabis and hashes.
During this two hour course, learn about terpenes in both Cannabis and beers! How to pair an IPA with the right strain, or a barrel aged stout with the perfect hash!

Colorado is the Napa Valley of both marijuana and craft beer, so join Green Labs for this event and see how these two worlds collide in a sensory adventure you’re sure to enjoy! Ed Haas is a connoisseur of high level beers and cannabis in the Denver area, starting up the blog ‘I’m Stirring The Pot’ in late 2012 where he pairs top shelf craft beers with world class hash and cannabis, educating people on the many tastes and flavors that can be had when the two are paired together.

In 2013 Ed helped put together the world’s first craft beer and hash pairing event held in Denver Colorado and hopes to further the field of beer and cannabis pairings with more events and his blog in the future.

COCBW Kickoff @ Twisted Pine Brewing Company (Boulder)

Time:  2pm, 3pm, and 4pm tours
3201 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80301

To celebrate the beginning of CO Craft Beer Week, Twisted Pine will be tapping Twisted Tiger, a Weizenbock they brewed in collaboration with these cats over at Blind Tiger Brewery out of Topeka, KS.  They’re also offering brewery tours at 2, 3 and 4pm. Twisted Pine will be pouring the Weizenbock at Collaboration Fest along with a Cherry Midnight Saison they brewed with Very Nice Brewing out of Nederland, CO. Look for these other events throughout the week at Twisted Pine. March 22: Get $1 off 5-Flight or $2 off 10-Flight. March 23: Trivia Night 7-9pm. March 24: All day Happy Hour plus Open Mic Night 6-8pm. March 25: Free pint glass with purchase of any beer! March 26: 10% off all Twisted Pine apparel. March 27: All day Happy Hour Pitchers, plus Comedy Night 7-9pm. And March 28: Brewery tours 2,3 4pm.

Dialectic Materialism Imperial Wit Release @ Comrade Brewing (Cherry Creek Country Club)

Time: 3:00pm
7667 E Iliff Avenue, Denver, CO 80231

Comrade Brewing is tapping the Comrade half of their collaboration fest beer. Comrade’s first Belgian beer is Imperial Wit with coriander, Curacao orange peel and Johannesburg Riesling must. It’s called Dialectic Materialism and should be just over 9% ABV. **UPDATE** Labs are back and the brew checks in at 9.6%!!!! That’s one hefty Imperial Wit! Get some!!

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**SOLD OUT**Collaboration Fest @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High (Sun Valley)**SOLD OUT**

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

We told you to get tickets! We at PorchDrinking aren’t above saying we told you so. This event is going to be ridonkulous. 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! << Told you so!

New Beer Release: Somewhere Around Barstow 2nd Edition @ Fiction Beer Company (South Park Hill)

Time: 5:00pm – 11:00pm, Tapping at 5:30pm
7101 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80220

To Kick off Colorado Craft Beer Week, Fiction Beer Co is releasing their Experimental IPA Somewhere Around Barstow 2nd Edition.  This DIPA is a single hop double IPA brewed with grape must.  Nelson Sauvin hops accentuate the flavor of the sauvignon Blanc grapes.  Using a massive amount of late hop additions, this beer is sure to please. There are over four pounds of hops  per barrel.

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Elite Brands and Falling Rock Welcome Alpine Beer Co @ Falling Rock Tap House (LoDo/Ballpark)

Time: 7:00pm
1919 Blake St Denver, CO 80202

Falling Rock and Elite Brands host the Post-Collaboration Fest Party featuring Alpine Beer Co’s Welcome to Colorado! One of the most awaited imports to Colorado will kick-off their arrival with a tapping of 6 beers (Duet, Nelson, Irish Red, Captain Stout, Hoppy Birthday, Alpine Ale) at Falling Rock after the Collaboration Fest. This is the perfect end to the festival! Eat, sip some Alpine, and meet one of the brewers/owners.

Sunday, March 22nd

Special Beer Re-release of Voodoo Goat Barley Wine @ Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Five Points)

Time: 12:00pm – 9:00pm
1139 20th St, Denver, CO 80202

In honor of Colorado Craft Beer Week, Jagged Mountain will be re-releasing some select beers!  Today they re-release their Voodoo Goat Barleywine.  On tap till it’s gone!

Beers and Bears – Berthoud’s Alex Sabados Day of Kindness @ City Star Brewing (Berthoud)

Time: 12:00pm – 9:00pm
321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO 80513

In honor of Alex Sabados, City Star is donating $1 for EVERY beer sold ALL day 12-9pm to purchase gas cards for families traveling to and from the Children’s Hospital for oncology treatments. City Star is also accepting donations of new teddy bears to be delivered to the Children’s Hospital. A little background…. Alex Sabados was a 13 year old Berthoud resident who died of cancer on March 24th, 2010. Alex was remarkable for his courage and enduring legacy. The Town of Berthoud, CO proclaimed March 24th of each year “Alex Sabados Day of Caring” in memory of an amazing young man who touched many lives.

Imperial Stout Fest @ Falling Rock Tap House (LoDo/Ballpark)

Time: 1:00pm
1919 Blake St Denver, CO 80202

Falling Rock hosts Imperial Stout Fest. As we get more information on exactly which beers will be tapped, we will let you know. Suffice it to say, Chris is digging some awesome things out of the cellar for this event!

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Reel Big Stout Release Party @ Denver Bicycle Cafe (City Park West)

Time: 2:00pm
1308 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218

Announcing the release of the Wynkoop/Ska/Reel Big Fish Collaboration beer! AN OAK-AGED, Russian imperial stout coming in at 10% ABV.

– 10 beers from Wynkoop Brewing Co. & Ska Brewing! –
– Food from The Cluck Truck and Barbed Wire Reef
– Live Music by Denver Vintage Reggae Society & The Dendrites
Raffle to benefit Trips for Kids Denver with a frame from Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles!!!

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Colorado Craft Beer Week: Odell Brewing Hop Seminar @ Freshcraft (LoDo/Union Station)

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
1530 Blake St, Denver, Colorado 80202

Hop on for Spring! Freshcraft has a very special guest joining them at 3pm on Sunday, March 22nd. Scott Dorsch, Odell Brewing Co‘s hop expert will be in the house talking about everything hops. Freshcraft will be selling flights of 4 experimental hop pale ales to go along with this seminar. This is going to be an educational blast!  Arrive early, it’s first come first serve and seating is limited!

New Beer Release: Collaboration Farmhouse Ale w/ Cascara, Plum, and Brett @ Fiction Beer Company (South Park Hill)

Time: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
7101 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80220

Day two of Colorado Craft Beer Week for Fiction Beer Co will see the release of their Collaboration Fest beer brewed with their friends from Chain Reaction and Cerebral. This Farmhouse Ale is brewed with Cascara, plums and fermented with their Brettanomyces blend.

American Homebrewers Association (AHA) Rally @ Fort Collins Brewery – FCB (Fort Collins)

Time: 3pm – 6pm
1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

Join FCB as they host their first AHA Rally on March 22nd from 3 – 6 p.m.
7 Reasons to Attend:

  1. You know you have the best chili recipe and would like to show it off at our AHA chili competition!
  2. You’re thirsty and you would like to enjoy FCB beer samples.
  3. You get to take home a Rally-exclusive gift from the AHA, everyone likes gifts!
  4. You get a backstage pass to meet FCB’s brewers and AHA staff, when else can you heckle them all at once?
  5. There’s a VIP brewery tour of where the magic happens, tasting from the tanks anyone?
  6. Mingle with local homebrewers, again, FCB will provide beer samples!
  7. Win some great FCB shwag, again everyone likes shwag!

The Chili Competition:
Two winners will be chosen for the Chili Competition. The Grand Prize winner will be chosen by a panel of judges and will have their chili recipe featured as the FCB Tavern Special for the week of April 5th – 11th. The name of their chili recipe will be accompanied by the winning chef’s name and location on the FCB Specials Board. Attendees of the FCB AHA Rally will each get one vote for their favorite chili to decide the Homebrewers Favorite. The winning chef of the Homebrewers Favorite chili will go home with an FCB gift basket.

Monday, March 23rd

Keep The Pint Glass Nights @ Terminal Bar in Union Station (LoDo/Union Station

Time: March 23rd @ 10:00am – March 28th @ 2:00am
1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202

Celebrate Craft Beer Week with Denver Union Station’s own Union Station Kölsch – brewed exclusively across the tracks by Denver Beer Company.  This week only, when you buy a pint of the specialized beer, you keep the glass at Terminal Bar!  For every pint sold, $0.25 will be given to the Colorado Brewers Guild.

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Pink Boots Society Fundraiser @ Illegal Pete’s on the Hill (Boulder)

Time: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
1124 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

Illegal Pete’s (on the Hill location) is teaming up with Pink Boots Society and Upslope Brewing to bring you and your friends the most chill way to participate in Colorado Craft Beer Week – with burritos and beer!

Illegal Pete’s will be donating 50% of sales from anyone that MENTIONS THE FUNDRAISER on Monday, March 23rd from 4-10pm to Pink Boots Society / 501 (c ) 3. Pink Boots Society is an organization that supports professional women in the beer industry by empowering them through education. All of the funds raised for PBS help the organization create scholarship opportunities for its 1,700+ members, all throughout the year.

ALSO – if anyone brings in a direct donation (check made out to: “Pink Boots Society” in any amount) you will receive a FREE Upslope Craft Lager fresh off the tap! Nicol Winkler, Pink Boots Society Int’l + National Chapter Liaison will be there to launch the event at 4:00pm.

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The Old Mine 1yr Anniversary Celebration Week @ the Old Mine (Erie)

Time: March 23 @ 4:00 pm – March 28 @ 11:00 pm
500 Briggs St., Erie, CO 80516

The Old Mine wants to invite you to celebrate with them, all week long (March 23 – 28) with a huge grand finale on Saturday! See below for the lineup of amazing beers and ciders they’ll be releasing throughout the week (with a few surprises, to boot!). The official tapping schedule will be posted on their website too. Cheers!

Current Celebration Week Lineup:
–          Beer on Draft: Alpine’s Hoppy Birthday; The Bruery’s Hottenroth and The Bruery’s Sucre; Crooked Stave’s Origins; Dogfish Head’s 120 Minute IPA; Firestone Walker’s Agrestic; Funkwerk’s Raspberry Provincial ; Goose Island’s Bourbon County Stout; Odell’s Friek
–          Vintage Bottles: The Bruery’s Bois; Fantome’s Hiver; Firestone Walker’s Parabola and their Sucaba; North Coast’s Bourbon Barrel Old Stock Reserve; Perennial’s Abraxas and their Sump; Russian River’s Consecration and their Supplication.
–          The Old Mine Cider: Handlebar Hard Cider, Citra Hopped Handlebar, Crandlebar Hard Cider, PYRITE Breckenridge Bourbon Barrel Fermented Imperial Cider, Chocolate PYRITE, CANA Red Wine Barrel Imperial Cider, and SIDRA Tequila Barrel Fermented Imperial Cider.

Beer Dinner: Horse & Dragon Brewing Co. @ Choice City Butcher & Deli (Fort Collins)

Time: 6:30pm – 10:00pm
104 W Olive St., Fort Collins, CO 80524

4 fantastic courses with 5 fantastic beers to celebrate Colorado Craft Beer Week in the Choice City! If you’ve yet to visit Russ’s menu (both beer & food), you need to get there!  More details and reservations available from Choice City @ 970.490.2489.

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South of the Border Beer Dinner @ Sanitas Brewing Co. (Boulder)

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
3550 Frontier Avenue Unit A, Boulder, CO 80301

Join the Founders of McDevitt Taco Supply and Sanitas Brewing Co. for a unique Southwestern-style beer dinner. 4 delicious courses ranging from Jalapeno Squash Soup to Chipotle Brownies will be carefully paired with multiple Sanitas beers, including a special pour of Coffee Cinnilla Stout. The meal will be coupled with stories and conversation from the food truck and brewery founders.

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Ska Brewing & Stone Brewing Release Their Mighty Mighty Bastogne @ Freshcraft (LoDo/ Union Station)

Time: 7:00pm
1530 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202

Join Ska Brewing and Stone Brewing Co. at Freshcraft Monday, March 23rd for the release of the collaboration brew they brewed up. The brew, Mighty Mighty Bastogne, is a Belgian-inspired Triple Tripel IPA coming in at around 10% ABV. #COCBW

Barley’s Angels Ladies Night @ Dry Dock – North (Aurora)

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
North Dock – 2801 Tower Rd., Aurora, CO 80011

Ladies Night at Dry Dock with Michelle Reding. Learn about beer and food pairing, the ongoing barrel aging system, canning Line, brewery labs and more.
Tickets are $20 each and include your first pint and food from LaChiva food truck. Also Q&A with the Keep Colorado Local campaign.

Tuesday, March 24th

One Year Anniversary Celebration @ Creede Brewing (Welby)

Time: Open daily, Noon-ish to Nine-ish
7314 Washington St Denver, CO 80229

Creede Brewing just north of I-70 in the Welby neighborhood is celebrating their one year anniversary! Saddle up at their bar top to help them celebrate a year of slinging suds! Cheers!

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.

Pints for Purpose – Community Cats of Colorado @ Copper Kettle (SE Denver)

Time: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
1338 S Valentia St Suite 100, Denver, Colorado 80247

Feel good about yourself with Copper Kettle on Pints for Purpose Tuesdays. Every Tuesday, $1 of their beer will automatically be donated to a different rotating charity of that week. You drink, they donate. It’s that simple.

On March 24th, Community Cats of Colorado – a foster based cat rescue that operates primarily in Denver and is focused on improving the lives of cats (feral, stray or abandoned) through trap-neuter-return (TNR), education, outreach, and community involvement will be the charity. If you are interested in joining CKBC’s charity list, please email: [email protected] for more info.

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.

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Celebrate Colorado Craft Beer Week w/Whole Planet Foundation @ Ratio Beerworks (RiNo Arts District)

Time: 3:00pm – 11:00pm
2920 Larimer St Denver, CO 80205

Ratio Beerworks is donating $1 from every beer sold on March 24th to the Whole Planet Foundation, helping to alleviate poverty worldwide through microloans. Also featuring The Pasty Republic Food Truck, tours of Ratio Beerworks every hour, raffle, door prizes and free swag!

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!

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.

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.

LoHi Steakbar Beer Dinner @ LoHi Steakbar (LoHi/Highlands)

Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
3200 Tejon, Denver, CO 80211

Prepare to brew and chew on March 24th at LoHi’s Beer Dinner.  This dinner features a four-course dinner, each paired with  a beer crafted by Denver Beer Co.  A reception will be held at 6:00pm, followed by the dinner at 6:30pm.  Tickets are available for $35 apiece.  Only 25 spots are available so reserve your seat online or call today.

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The Long I Pie Presents A Pie and Cider Tasting @ Stem Ciders (RiNo Arts District/Five Points)

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
2811 Walnut Street, Suite 150, Denver, Colorado 80205

Stem Ciders is proud to ring in the new season with another cider and food pairing made in heaven thanks to the deliciousness that is The Long I Pie Shop.

Join Stem Ciders in the taproom Tuesday, March 24 as they pair 4 slices of pie and 4 ciders for only $20. Stop by for this amazing pairing anytime between 6-9pm!

Craft Dinner: FIRST BLOOD with Renegade Brewing Co. @ Alamo Drafthouse (Littleton)

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

Alamo Drafthouse is so excited to join up with their friends and ours at the Renegade Brewing Co. to bring you this FIRST BLOOD craft dinner!

Alamo Drafthouse presents Ted Kotcheff’s genre-defining, free-wheelin’, gun-totin’, law-fightin’ post-ROCKY masterpiece. Sylvester Stallone plays Vietnam veteran and occupational vagabond John Rambo, just returned from war. Without a house or home to call his own, he wanders the streets until arriving at a seemingly unassuming, small logging town. Although the sign at the town entrance reads: “Welcome to Hope,” there is none to be found in the city limits, only misery and mistreatment from the local law enforcement. When they push Rambo out of town without realizing the consequence of their actions, he comes back with a signature, no-holds-barred brand of retribution. FIRST BLOOD is a brutal critique of America’s participation in Vietnam and an all-around action classic. (Sam Prime)

Menu

Pork belly, mashed sweet potatoes, sautéed spinach, candied bacon

Paired With
Consilium Pale Ale
Redacted Rye IPA
Double Decker Imperial Double Brown

Wednesday, March 25th

Special Beer Re-release of Whiskey Barrel Aged Voodoo Goat Barleywine @ Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Five Points)

Time: 2:00pm – 10:00pm
1139 20th St, Denver, CO 80202

In honor of Colorado Craft Beer Week, Jagged Mountain will be re-releasing some select beers!  Today they re-release their Whiskey Barrel Aged Voodoo Goat Barleywine, a barleywine barrel aged in single malt whiskey barrels from Downslope Distilling.  On tap till it’s gone!

Protestant Irish Whiskey Keltic Stout Cask Tapping @ Copper Kettle Brewing Co (SE Denver)

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

MMM!! It’s that time of year for their “Help Me Out” Stout; their dry Irish stout!! So, to spread out the enjoyment of the style, they have put a twist on it and added your favorite Irish libations to it for an even tastier version of a fan favorite!

This week, Oak Aged spirals soaked with a Protestant Irish Whiskey have been added to the dry Irish stout. A tasty combo for the final week!  5280 Sliders serving up awesome food at 4pm!!

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 the Top Selling: Hickory Smoked Beef Brisket in Carolina Style BBQ Sauce, Jalapeno Cream Cheese, and Crispy Onion Strings on a Griddled House Roll. Pair a $2 Craft Can Night with this sandwich from 5 p.m. to close!!!

Alpine Beer Company’s Colorado Welcoming Kick Off @ Lulu’s BBQ (Louisville)

Time: 5:00pm
701B Main St, Louisville, CO 80027

Elite Brands and Lulu’s BBQ host Alpine Beer Co’s Welcome to Colorado! One of the most awaited imports to Colorado will kick-off their arrival with a tapping of 5 beers (Duet, Nelson, Irish Red, Captain Stout, Hoppy Birthday) along with some Green Flash favorites (GF Soul Style, GF Le Freak, GF Palate Wrecker) at Lulu’s BBQ in Louisville. This is a perfect welcoming and a great kick-off party to sip some Alpine and meet one of the brewers/owners.

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Black Shirt Common Red Release @ Black Shirt Brewing (RiNo Arts District/Five Points)

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

Black Shirt Brewing is releasing their newest beer on Wednesday. They’re calling it Black Shirt Common Red and it’s a hybrid of styles that finds its inspiration in Kölsch, Altbier, California Common, and Table Beer styles, though it still has that Black Shirt flair – becoming more than the sum of its parts!

Common Red is 5.5% ABV, 44 IBU, and is crisp, clean, and very refreshing. This is their spring patio sipper. The beer will be served in a logo’ed stange glass, marking the first beer at Black Shirt to be poured in a glass other than their signature Offero Omnis glass, and guests can purchase the glass as well as 32-oz bottles of the beer (limited to 50 bottles) in the tap room as well. #redaleproject

Blueberry Shandy Firkin Release @ High Hops Brewery (Windsor)

Time: 5:00pm
6461 Colorado 392, Windsor, CO 80550

A light, refreshing Pilsner with bright lemon flavors and just a hint of blueberry. The perfect brew for a nice sunshiney day!!

Firkin Fun: Real Ale Cask Tapping @ Fiction Beer Company (South Park Hill)

Time: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
7101 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80220

Continuing Colorado Craft Beer Week, Fiction Beer Co is launching their weekly Real Ale Cask tapping program with three days of Firkin Fun.  Also, come on by to meet the brewer!

Wednesday March, 25th: Pumpkin Peach Farmhouse – Of course it is brewed the hard way!
Thursday March, 26th: Gose with Blood Oranges
Friday March, 27th: Belgian Dark Strong with Coffee- Coffee Bean and Coconut Sugar This Is Not an Exit.

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Colorado Brewers Guild to Host Fuss Off, A Secret Beer Festival @ Downtown Denver???

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Address: Guests will be privy to the location the morning of March, 25th via email.

In response to the recent Super Bowl spoof on pumpkin peach ales, the Colorado Brewers Guild is hosting Fuss Off during Colorado Craft Beer Week.

Imagine yourself in a room full of handlebar mustaches, oversized glasses, and refined palates. Add a lineup of some of Colorado’s most thoughtfully crafted beers, and then picture yourself rubbing shoulders with the fine brewers who made them. Where is this fantasy beer festival, you ask? In downtown Denver, of course, in a mysterious venue that has never hosted a beer festival before. Only guests will be privy to its actual location… and they won’t find out where it is until the morning of. Join Colorado’s craft beer aristocracy at Fuss Off, and don’t forget your beard wax for the beard competition. Some festivals are worth the fuss.

On the morning of Wednesday, March 25 guests of the Fuss Off will receive an email with information about the location of this secret beer tasting of fussy beers. They won’t find out what beers are being served until they arrive. Fuss Off will take place that evening from 6 to 9pm. Guests should plan on dressing fussy or hipster formal. Light snacks will be served. Tickets to Fuss Off cost $50 per person and can be purchased here.

Proper Barber Shop is also sponsoring a mustache/beard contest at Wednesday Nights Fuss Off taking place somewhere Downtown Denver. Since the Guild is only selling 175 tickets to this gig, your chances of winning are high. Prizes include Proper Barber Shop gift certificates and beer!

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Fruited Belgian Pale Ale Tappings @ Upslope Tap Room – Lee Hill (Boulder)

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
501 Lee Hill Rd, No 20, Boulder, CO 80304

Join Upslope Brewing Company at their Lee Hill facility for the release of their Belgian Style Pale Ale! They’ll be releasing two fruited versions of this take on the classic style, including Blackberry and Raspberry.  Come ring in spring and celebrate Colorado Craft Beer Week with some delicious!

River North FarmHouse Release and Food Pairing! @ Freshcraft (LoDo/Union Station)

Time: 5:00pm
1530 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202

River North is releasing their newest creation FarmHouse! Freshcraft’s amazing kitchen is creating an awesome food pairing to go with it. The River North Brewery crew will be on hand at 5pm to booze and schmooze as well.

Freshcraft will have a few more special treats on tap including:
River North FarmHouse
River North 3rd Anniversary (a modest 17% biere de garde)
River North Whiskey BA Avarice

Tasty Travels @ Crooked Stave at the Source (Five Points/RiNo Arts District)

Time: March 25th at 7pm
3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80216

If you like Colorado’s craft beer, like to travel, and want to see what other regions in the U.S. have to offer, this MEETUP is for you. Or if you’re a fan of sour beers, and want to enjoy them with fellow travelers, this is the MEETUP event for you. Tasty Travels is having a third travel planning meeting so that the group of like-minded adventurers can get together and decide on a beer trip they want to take. Like our other travel planning meetings, this one doesn’t have a fee, and you’ll have to purchase your own pint once you’re there. Then the group will hang out and talk travel. This will also be their last in-person meeting before those involved pull together all of the feedback they’ve gathered and begin to firm up and publish trip itinerary. So come on out, enjoy some sour beers, and get your travel voice heard. Interested folks can email [email protected] if they want to attend. The email heads up will help the event planner notify the taproom in advance about the number of attendees so that the brewery can prepare.

If you just can’t make this meeting, you can still provide some input and travel with, fill out their quick, confidential 8 question survey. It’s at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/D9SDWWB

Thursday, March 26th

Small Batch Release: Chili Kölsch @ Grist Brewing (Lone Tree)

Time: 2:00pm – 10:00pm
9150 Commerce Center Circle, Suite 300, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

In honor of Colorado Craft Beer Week Grist Brewing is tapping a small batch of Chili Kölsch. Come and get it before it’s gone! The Colorado Big Rig will be outside from 5pm – 9pm.

Dogfish Head’s Randall the Enamel Animal Special Infusion Tappings @ Cheeky Monk (Capitol Hill)

534 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203

Dogfish Head’s double-chamber filter that connects to a tap of beer & fills it with flavor-enhancing ingredients will be on hand at Cheeky Monk – Colfax on Friday, March 27th. Join the Cheeky Monk crew for special Infusion Tappings of DFH Namaste with all kinds of deliciousness including Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries & Sour Patch Kids.

Special Beer Re-release of Whiskey Barrel Aged First Descent Old Ale @ Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Five Points)

Time: 2:00pm – 10:00pm
1139 20th St, Denver, CO 80202

In honor of Colorado Craft Beer Week, Jagged Mountain will be re-releasing some select beers!  Today they re-release their Whiskey Barrel Aged First Descent Old Ale, a 15.5% barrel aged Old Ale.  On tap till it’s gone!

Alpine Beer Company’s Colorado Welcoming Kick Off @ Cyclhops (Longmont)

Time: 4:00pm
600 S Airport Rd, Longmont, CO 80503

Elite Brands and CyclHOPS host Alpine Beer Co’s Welcome to Colorado! One of the most awaited imports to Colorado will kick-off their arrival with a tapping of Alpine’s Duet and Alpine’s Hoppy Birthday along with some Green Flash favorites – Delbrucci, and their Soul Style IPA at CyclHOPS in Longmont. This is a perfect welcoming and a great kick-off party to sip some Alpine Beer Co and meet one of the brewers/owners.

Firkin Thursday @ Mockery Brewing (RiNo Arts District/Five Points)

Time: 4:00pm – 9:00pm
3501 Delgany St, Denver, CO 80216

It’s Firkin Thursday at Mockery Brewing. Cozy up in their taproom or sip it up on their patio with your favorite four-legged friend (We’re talking dogs; don’t bring your bearded dragon, dude).

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Odell Brewing Cask Tapping: Smokey, Juniper & Pepper 90 Shilling @ Stapleton Tap House (Stapleton)

Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
8286 Northfield Boulevard #1525, Denver, CO 80238

Join Odell Brewing at Stapleton Tap House this Thursday for a good ol’ fashioned Cask Tapping for Colorado Craft Beer Week! Enjoy pours of Odell’s Smokey, Juniper & Pepper 90 Shilling. First pours start at 4:00pm!

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Oak-Aged Cocoa Cream Graham Cracker Porter Bomber Release @ Denver Beer Co (LoDo/Union Station)

Time: 4:00pm
1695 Platte St, Denver, Colorado 80202

Join Denver Beer Co. for the debut of Cocoa Cream Graham Cracker Porter! She’s a beauty and available for a very limited time in 22 oz. bombers. You’ll want to line up to get a first taste of this brew. They’ll tap some kegs of this treat and they’ll also feature a special chocolate pairing during the event. Free Admission, bombers to go and pours will cost ya!

They started with an imperial version of their longtime favorite Graham Cracker Porter and then aged it on American Oak with vanilla and cacao nibs. The result is a rich, flavorful brew nuanced with chocolate, vanilla and a creamy finish. This is a bold, yet deliciously approachable beer – kind of like creating a triple decker stack of s’mores and then dunking the whole thing in a milk shake.

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World of Beer State of Craft Beer Dinner @ World of Beer – Belmar (Lakewood)

Time: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
7260 W Alaska Dr, Lakewood, CO 80226

Come celebrate Colorado Craft Beer Week with a collaboration beer dinner at World of Beer – Belmar! Pairing courses from participating breweries are Upslope, Ska, Left Hand, Epic, and Breckenridge. All-inclusive tickets are $65. Cheers!

LIVE MUSIC & SPECIAL BEER TAPPINGS @ Black Shirt Brewing (Five Points/RiNo Arts District)

3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205

Join BSB for special beer tappings every day during Colorado Craft Beer Week and live music in the BSB taproom on Thursday (3/26), Friday (3/27) and Sunday (3/29)!
3/26: Jeremiah and the Red Eyes  6:00-8:00 PM (2 sets)
3/27: Jeremiah and the Red Eyes  6:00-8:00 PM (2 sets)
3/28: Find BSB pouring a special Coffee Red Saison at the Two Tone Wolf Pack EP Release @ the Leon Gallery
3/29: Pete Pidgeon  4:00-6:00 PM (2 sets)

Grab yourself a delicious Red Ale and enjoy the tunes!
More info on special beer releases can be found on their Facebook page.

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Fort Collins Brewery – FCB Pint Night @ DADA Art Bar (Downtown/Five Points)

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

2470 Broadway, Unit 103, Denver, CO 80205

Join Fort Collins Brewery – FCB for a pint night at DADA Art Bar from 6-9pm. Featuring Giles Golden Imperial Ale and Red Banshee. Charcuterie and Cheese Pairings and Raffle giveaways all night! Music by Omarr Awake @ 8pm.

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Tetris League @ Grandma’s House (Athmar Park)

Time: 7:00pm
1710 S Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80210

You guys know the drill. If you don’t, don’t worry. We got them deets for ya. Grandma’s House kicks off at 7:00pm, Super Nintendo two player Tetris. It’s a double elimination tournament with 2 minute rounds, until the final 4, when they switch to 3 minute rounds. $5 to enter, cash prize. See you there!

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3rd Annual New Kids on the Block Event: Breweries Under 2 Years Old @ the Lobby (Five Points)

Time: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm, VIP Dinner starts at 6:00pm
2191 Arapahoe St Denver, CO 80205

New Kids on the Block is a beer-centric event celebrating Colorado breweries under 2 years old. Come in your finest ’80s duds to this all-you-can-drink event! The event will include unlimited beer tastings, ’80s jams, and a costume contest. As a part of Colorado Craft Beer Week, New Kids on the Block is brought to you by Imbibe, The LOBBY and PorchDrinking.com.

It’s time to get radical at this annual event! For the VIP ticket buyers, there will be a 3 course seated beer dinner! VIP starts at 6:00pm, before the main event. A VIP ticket comes with dinner and the beer fest.

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Goat Cheese Making Class & Dinner @ Fort Collins Brewery (Fort Collins)

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

On Thursday, March 26th in the FCB Community Room is a Goat Cheese Making Class & Dinner. The cost is $35 per person for the class or $50 per person for the class & dinner. It starts at 6pm. RSVP to FCB by calling (970) 472-1499 or email [email protected] Limited to 30 registrants. Newborn baby goats will also be on hand!

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West Bound Braggot Tapping and Release @ Twisted Pine Brewing Company (Boulder)

3201 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80301

Join Twisted Pine for the long-awaited release of their 2012 GABF gold-medal-winner West Bound Braggot — available in bottles for the first time in 3 years! Also, enjoy 10% off all Twisted Pine apparel!

Tap Takeover with City Star! @ Denver Bicycle Cafe (City Park West)

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

Denver Bicycle Cafe be tapping a whole lineup of fabulous beers from City Star Brewing! Come on by for $6 flights!

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Under the Influence: Wayfarer DJ Set @ TRVE Brewing (Baker)

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

This Thursday, drink a few with TRVE and check out the second installment of ‘Under the Influence.’ The gentlemen of Wayfarer will be on hand to play their favorite tunes, talk shop, and blow your minds.

Friday, March 27th

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Dialectic Materialism Tapping @ Crooked Stave (Five Points/RiNo Arts District)

Time: Noonskies

3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216

Miss out on #CollabFest? Don’t worry, you can still try Crooked Stave’s collaboration with Comrade Brewing Company – they’re doing a special tapping of “Dialectic Materialism” at Noon on Friday, March 27th! Dialectic Materialism is a sour imperial wit with viognier grape must.

Small Batch Release: Bockolate @ Grist Brewing Company (Highlands Ranch)

Time: 2:00pm – 11:00pm
9150 Commerce Center Cir, Suite 300, Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80129

In honor of Colorado Craft Beer Week Grist Brewing is tapping a small batch of Bockolate, their Skiing in Jeans collaboration brewed with cocoa nibs. Come and get it before it’s gone! Chibby Wibbitz Sliderz n’ Bitez Food Truck will be dishing up food from 4pm – 9pm.

Special Beer Re-release of Cognac Barrel Aged Voodoo Goat Barleywine @ Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Five Points)

Time: 2:00pm – 11:00pm
1139 20th St, Denver, CO 80202

In honor of Colorado Craft Beer Week, Jagged Mountain will be re-releasing some select beers!  Today they re-release their Cognac Barrel Aged Voodoo Goat Barleywine, a barleywine barrel aged in Cognac barrels from Downslope Distilling.  On tap till it’s gone!

Last Few Days for Colorado Craft Beer Week @ Station 26 Brewing Co (North East Park Hill)

7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80207
Station 26 is tapping some fun beers over the next few days for Colorado Craft Beer Week!

Fri – Coffee Red IPA

Sat – German Chocolate Dark Star Imperial Stout

Sun – Nitro Milk Stout (our first ever nitro beer!)

Firkin Friday – Sean’s Farewell Firkin @ Dry Dock – South (Aurora)

Time: 3:00pm
South Dock – 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, Colorado 80014

Every Friday, Dry Dock Brewing Company’s South Dock tasting room taps a specialty firkin at 3 pm. Their South Dock brewer, Sean Fickle, is heading home to Indiana and serving his last firkin, Honey Ginger Tripel, on March 27.

Colorado Beer Book Showcase at North Dock @ Dry Dock – North (Aurora)

Time: 4:00pm
North Dock – 2801 Tower Rd, Aurora, Colorado 80011

In honor of Colorado Craft Beer Week, North Dock is hosting a Colorado Beer Book Showcase! Meet the authors of three Colorado beer titles— Colorado Breweries by Dan Rabin, Colorado’s Top Brewers by Emily Hutto, and Mountain Brew by Ed Sealover— from 4 to 7pm at Canoe Room at North Dock. Guests can purchase books and get them signed at this event.

All You Can Eat Wings and 2 Pints for $20 @ Renegade Brewing (Santa Fe)

Time: 5:00pm – Close

925 W 9th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80204

Join Renegade Brewing on Friday March 27th from 5-close. All you can eat wings from Matt’s Snack Shack and two Renegade pints all for $20! #mmmbeer

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Funkwerks Tap Takeover @ Barrels and Bottles Brewery (Golden)

Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
600 12th St, Golden, Colorado 80401

Save the Date! Come have some FUN with Funkwerks!

Barrels & Bottles Brewery will be kicking off the festivities at 5pm with live music, a chance to chat with the awesome Funkwerks rep, Gina, and maybe take home some giveaways!!

Firkin Friday @ Ratio Beerworks (RiNo Arts District/Five Points)

Time: Firkin Hammer swings at 5:00pm
2920 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205

Firkin Friday is a Blood Orange Dear You (French Saison) at Ratio Beerworks in the RiNo Brewers District at 5pm. Food truck will be out front serving it up. TGIF!

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Sour Fest @ Falling Rock Tap House (LoDo/Ballpark)

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

Falling Rock hosts Sour Fest.  Time to get your pucker on!

Too many tough choices to make but they finally narrowed it down to 22. Here’s a teaser list of 15, because surprises are awesome (psst, PorchDrinking is pretty sure that some Cantillon will be poured)! See you Friday, March 27 @5:30pm!

Allagash Broken Elevator
Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Blueberry
Backcountry Sour Hop
Breakside Juggling Plums
Bruery Rueze
Crooked Stave Progenitor Noir
Destihl St. Dekkera Reserve Sour Pommebier met Frambozen
Firestone Walker Brettaweisse
Gueuze Tilquin
Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme
New Belgium La Folie’s
New Belgium Le Terrior
Russian River Tion’s
Trois Dames Fiancee
Vander Ghinste Oud Bruin

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Colorado Craft Beer Week: Oskar Blues x Left Hand Tapping @ Freshcraft (LoDo/Union Station)

Time: 7:00pm
1530 Blake St, Denver, Colorado 80202

Friday March 27th at 7pm! Save the date! Oskar Blues Brewery and Left Hand Brewing Company are teaming up to bring you some amazing beers on draft at Freshcraft.

On tap will be:
Left Hand Smoke Jumper
Left Hand Oak Wake Up Dead
Left Hand Milk Stout
Oskar Blues Bolivia Newton John (Coffee Stout)
Oskar Blues Don’t Beer the Reaper (Multigrain Harvest Ale
Oskar Blues Tickled Pink (Saison w/ raspberries)

Strawberry Cream Ale Release @ Joyride Brewing (Edgewater)

Time: 6:35pm

2501 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO 80214

While Joyride’s Brewmaster was on vacation, he let two of their assistant brewers design and brew whatever they wanted, and they decided on….a Strawberry Cream Ale. They’ll be releasing it on Friday, March 27th. Rolling Smoke BBQ will be the food truck out front and as long as the weather cooperates, their 6 glass garage doors will be rolled up for unobstructed view of Sloan’s Lake. Come check it out and Hop On!

Saturday, March 28th

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Blitzenbanger Winter Brew-Au 2015 @ Aspen Highlands (Aspen)

Time: Noonskies to Fiveskies

199 Prospector Road, Aspen, CO 81611

The tradition is back!  Let’s ski, have fun & win prizes with Blitzenbanger 2015!  Join Aspen for one of the oldest community-wide celebrations in Aspen – the Blitzenbanger – KSPN-FM’s Birthday Bash!  Once again, KSPN will celebrate their birthday with the Blitzenbanger Winter Brew-AU – a Beer Fest & Luau Party!! The event will be held at Aspen Highlands again this year.  This year Blitzenbanger will once again be even bigger with a beer fest & winter luau décor plus a kid’s area! This festival will bring locals and visitors alike to the base of Aspen Highlands for an on-mountain scavenger hunt starting at 9 a.m. (must have lift ticket or pass to participate), unlimited beer tastings from 15+ local & regional breweries, live music and fun!

Come out & ski or ride in the morning and participate in the on-mountain scavenger hunt starting at 9 a.m.  Find numbers hidden on the mountain & bring them to the KSPN-FM tent to redeem your prize.  All lift tickets are sold separately by Aspen Ski Company.  Lift tickets are not included in any Blitzenbanger pricing.  Blitzenbanger tickets are solely for the beer tastings from 12 – 5 p.m. at the base of the mountain.

Tickets: $20 each + processing fees includes commemorative tasting cup for unlimited beer tastings from 12-5 p.m.  Prices will increase to $25 flat fee the day of the event.  Presale tickets include a commemorative Blitzenbanger trucker hat.  Tickets purchased through this site are for the Beer Tasting ONLY and do not include a lift ticket.

Blitzenbanger Beer Dinner: Kick off your Blitzenbanger weekend with the brand new beer pairing dinner at the Highlands Ale House on March 27th.  From 6-8 p.m., join Deschutes, Firestone Walker, & two other breweries as they pair craft beer with delicious food prepared by the Ale House chefs.  Tickets are $50 per ticket including taxes & gratuity.  All online tickets must be purchased by March 25th.

Raspberry Provincial Release @ Funkwerks (Fort Collins)

1900 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

This delicious creation was truly a product of creativity, ingenuity and luck. In the summer of 2013, Funkwerks took a test batch of their Berliner Weisse style summer ale, Provincial, that didn’t quite hit gravity, and decided to have some fun with it! They added a heavy dose of raspberries to this sessionable, refreshingly tart beer. The end result was so delicious, they decided to recreate it! This delightfully tart fruit beer is stimulating and refreshing, with a citrusy raspberry aroma which transitions to a subtly sweet and tart finish.

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Beer Brunch with Barley’s Angels @ West Flanders Brewing Co. (Boulder)

Time: 11:00am
1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

Creating new food and beer concepts based on old tradition is part of West Flanders Brewing Co. philosophy, and they are excited to share this with the members of the Barley’s Angels Colorado. A three course brunch paired with 3 Belgian beers and a welcome beermosa will be offered. Not only is this a great opportunity to tickle your taste buds with new flavors, but also an opportunity to learn more about the craft beer industry.

The women of West Flanders will share the history of the brewery and the stories of their pairings during brunch. A special guest speaker will also be in attendance, Bethany Labbe -owner of Periodic Brewing in Leadville, CO. She will tell of her experiences in opening a brewery. Whether new to Barley’s Angels or a seasoned attendee, this unique one-time event is sure to expand your mind and your palate.

The menu is still being finalized as they anticipate the Spring, but will feature sweet and savory creations from executive Chef Tony Hessel like Banana Bread French Toast dipped in an orange vanilla batter or Chicken and Waffles topped with crispy maple bacon, coffee infused sausage gravy, arugula and an apple and pickled onion salad paired with Belgian beers made by Brewmaster Brian Lutz. Tickets can be purchased at BarleysAngelsColorado.com and are $25 a person.

Brewery Collectibles Show @ Dry Dock – South (Aurora)

Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
South Dock – 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, Colorado 80014

The Mile High chapter of the Brewery Collectibles Club of America is hosting a showcase at South Dock! Guests can bring in their vintage beer items for appraisals, buy and sell, and browse through the club’s collection of classic beer cans and brewery swag.

Firkin Saturday at Canoe Room – Citrus Blonde @ Dry Dock – North (Aurora)

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

Every Saturday, Canoe Room at North Dock taps a specialty firkin at noon. This week, North Dock showcases their Citrus Blonde Ale.

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Sour and Wild Fest @ Hops & Pie (Berkeley)

Time: High Noon
3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212

Looking for an excuse to spend a day sampling sours? Check out this list for Hops & Pie‘s Sour & Wild Fest on 3/28!

“One Great City” Belgian Quad Release @ Ratio Beerworks (RiNo Arts District/Five Points)

Time: Noon
2920 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205

Saturday is the release of “One Great City!” our Belgian Quadruple. The Belgian ale clocks in at 9% and carries 24 IBU. Tapping will start when they open those garage doors to the patio at 12pm. #ratiopatio #amiritefogal

They will also be releasing their Antidote IPA on April 11th. Chad Price and The Gamits will be performing acoustic sets at the brewery that night. More details to come on that one.

Special Beer Re-release of Lunar Eclipse Russian Imperial Stout @ Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Five Points)

Time: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
1139 20th St, Denver, CO 80202

In honor of Colorado Craft Beer Week, Jagged Mountain will be re-releasing some select beers!  Today they re-release their Lunar Eclipse, a 17.3% Russian Imperial Stout.  On tap till it’s gone!

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1st Annual Rye Fest @ Black Sky Brewery (Baker)

Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
490 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, Colorado 80204

Rye the Hell Not! Rye Fest featuring 10 local breweries to benefit the MaxFund No-Kill Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. Participating Breweries: The Brew on Broadway ( The BoB ), Chain Reaction Brewing Company, Baere Brewing Company, Renegade Brewing Company, Black Sky Brewery, Strange Craft Beer Company, Wit’s End Brewing Company, FERMÆNTRA, Brewery Rickoli Ltd., and CAUTION: Brewing Co..Tickets Available at Participating Breweries $35.00.

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2015 Hops & Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam @ Roosevelt Park (Longmont)

Time: Schedule: Rider Registration 11am | Beer Fest: 12-4pm | Rail Jam: 1-5pm | Award Ceremony: 5:15pm. (All times subject to change)
Roosevelt Park – 700 Longs Peak Ave,Longmont, CO 80501

Craft beer + Rail jam: It’s a match made in Colorado heaven! Back for its third year, Left Hand Brewing is excited to announce the return of Hops & Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam, on March 28th in Longmont, Colorado. The hybrid winter event will feature the finest craft breweries alongside a 25’ high ski ramp at Left Hand Brewery. Hops & Handrails will bring the best Colorado has to offer in a family friendly winter wonderland loaded with snowboards and craft beer!

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Upslope Presents: Kit DesLauriers, Skiing the 7 Summits @ Denver REI (LoHi/Union Station)

Time: 6:30pm

1416 Platte St, Denver, Colorado 80202

Join Upslope Brewing Company for a FREE beer tasting (21+) and an adventurous evening with ski mountaineer and author of “Higher Love: Skiing the Seven Summits” Kit DesLauriers at Denver REI(1416 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202)! 200 spots available. Register online here.

Sunday, March 29th

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Beer and Donut Pairing Event @ Pateros Creek Brewing (Fort Collins)

Time:  11:30am – 2:00pm
242 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Pateros Creek Brewing and The Donut Lodge are presenting a beer and donut pairing event in Fort Collins on the last day of Colorado Craft Beer Week. From 11:30am ‘til 2:00pm your ticket gets you 4 beers paired with 4 donuts, one of which is baked with Pateros Creek’s Stone Giant Oatmeal Raising Stout. Hear from their Head Brewer about the brewing process as well as from the owner of the Donut Lodge about his unique donut recipe. $15 in advance and day-of via Pateros Creek.

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 then to 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.

Monday, March 30th

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Beer Dinner: An Evening of Food and Beer Pairings @ the Sink (Boulder)

Time: 6:00pm
1165 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

Join the Sink on March 30th for an exquisite menu of food and beer pairings featuring Chef Matthew White and West Flanders Brewing Company. Only $40.00 plus tax.

Upslope Brewing Company Four Course Beer Dinner @ Table top (South Park Hill)

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
2230 Oneida Street, Denver, CO 80207

Table Top welcomes Upslope Brewing Company for a Four Course Beer Dinner on March 30, 2015. Enjoy an evening of delicious food prepared by the folks over at Table Top as they saddle up with the suds from Upslope Brewing Co. The menu bobs and weaves in and out with a prowess and focus on fresh and flavorful. The suds take stride in historic styles but carry weight in the modern flair we expect from Upslope.

The Menu:
First Course – Mixed green salad with beer poached pears paired with Upslope Dunkelweizen
Second Course – Roasted red pepper gnocchi paired with Upslope Pale Ale
Third Course – Citrus crusted chicken paired with Upslope Imperial IPA
Fourth Course – Chocolate cheesecake with Upslope Ozo Coffee Brown
Vegetarian third course available, if requested by March 28, 2015.

Tickets may be purchased in person at Table Top or online at tabletopdenver.com

Craft Dinner: IT FOLLOWS with David Robert Mitchell and TRVE Brewing Co. @ Alamo Drafthouse (Littleton)

Time: 8:00pm
7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120

Presented with our good friends, the Mile High Horror Film Festival! This dinner will feature a pre-show set by Denver’s own Native Daughters! Check them out here.

At long last, the Fantastic Fest darling comes to Denver WITH DIRECTOR DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL for a craft dinner with the one, the only, TRVE Brewing Co. If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions please email [email protected] so our chef can accommodate your needs.

Menu
Smoked Ham Sandwich – Smoked ham, lettuce, mayo, mustard, sourdough, housemade potato chips, pickle
Paired With
Cursed Sour Pale Ale
Tunnel of Trees IPA
Dunwich Porter

The less you know about IT FOLLOWS, the better. You should know its borrows from the best—Spielberg’s JAWS, Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN, Nakata’s RINGU, Cronenberg’s THEY CAME FROM WITHIN—but like all good lendees, it takes what it borrows and builds something entirely new.

Tuesday, March 31st

Six More New Beers Coming to the Taplines Soon @ Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Five Points/LoDo)

1139 20th St, Denver, CO 80202
Jagged Mountain have six more new beers coming on tap soon – giving them 12 new beers this year! Here’s the release schedule:

– Tuesday, March 31: Blackberry Saison

– Wednesday, April 1: Barrel-Aged Cocoa Grizzly Peak Session Porter

– Tuesday, April 7: Plum Brown

– TBD: (new) Barleywine

– TBD: Belgian Quadruple

– TBD: Cherry HefeweiZen (collaboration with Denver Buddhist Temple)

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.

Pints for Purpose – Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue @ Copper Kettle (SE Denver)

Time: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
1338 S Valentia St Suite 100, Denver, Colorado 80247

Feel good about yourself with Copper Kettle on Pints for Purpose Tuesdays. Every Tuesday, $1 of their beer will automatically be donated to a different rotating charity of that week. You drink, they donate. It’s that simple.

March 31st: Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue – The mission is to rescue, foster, rehabilitate and adopt abused, neglected, and unwanted Golden Retrievers to permanent homes.
If you are interested in joining CKBC’s charity list, please email: [email protected] for more info.

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!

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.

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.

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New Taproom Hours and Weekly Specials @ Hogshead Brewery (Sloans Lake/Slo-Hi)

4460 W 29th Ave, Denver, CO 80212

New #taproom hours; get your #caskale on.

Monday 2pm – 10pm – $12 dollar growler fills
Tuesday 2pm – 10pm – Live Dub Reggae Night
Wednesday 2pm – 10pm – “Sesh Night” – 60oz for the price of 40oz
Thursday 2pm – 10pm
Friday 2pm – 10pm
Saturday 12pm – 10pm
Sunday 12pm – 10pm – “Sesh Night” – 60oz for the price of 40oz

Did we miss any events in this week’s Denver Beer Beat or Colorado Craft Beer Week?

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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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