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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 things #craftbeer are happening in the Denver Metro Area.

Wednesday, April 15th

Wayward Wednesday @ River North Brewery (LoDo/Ballpark)

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

River North’s Wayward Wednesday tapping: Southern Hemisphere Hoppenberg! Belgian Double IPA dry hopped with Wakatu and Motueka! Single keg only – taps at 3p on Wednesday!

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Craft Beer Ice Cream Week! @ Little Man Ice Cream (LoHi)

Time: April 13th – April 19th
2620 16th St, Denver, Colorado 80211

Stop by Little Man Ice Cream the week of April 13th for Craft Beer Week! They have chosen four local breweries and have crafted four unique beer-infused ice creams. That’s right, BEER AND ICE CREAM!

They  will be scooping specialty flights featuring:

  • Apricot Blonde Ice Cream (Dry Dock Brewing Company)
  • Graham Cracker Porter Ice Cream (Denver Beer Company)
  • Milk Stout Chip Ice Cream (Left Hand Brewery)
  • Brown Butter and Sage Ice Cream (Epic Brewing Company)

LIMITED TIME ONLY available April 13th-19th 2015 only at Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th Street, Denver CO 80211. 303-455-3811.

h&p artist sando of the week - dbb - 04-15-2015

Artist Sando of the Week Announcement & $2 Craft Can Night @ Hops & Pie (Berkeley)

Time: 5:00 p.m. – Close
3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212

This Week’s Artisan Sando is: Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Rum/ Molasses Glaze, Pineapple/Jalapeno Slaw and Toasted Coconut on a Griddled House Roll! Pair a $2 Craft Can Night with this sandwich from 5 p.m. to close

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

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

On Wednesday, April 15th at 6 p.m. Crooked Stave are releasing Petite Sour Boysenberry, a Mixed Fermentation Ale aged in Oak with Boysenberries. **Bottles $8 each, 12 Bottle Limit**

garrison brothers barrels - dbb - berkeley untapped - 04-15-2015

Strangeley Untapped: Strange Craft Tap Takeover/Cheese Pairing @ Berkeley Untapped (Berkeley)

Time: 6:30pm
4267 Tennyson Street, Denver, CO 80212

Join Strange Craft Beer Company at Berkeley Untapped for a very special tap takeover! Berkeley Untapped will be tapping four Strange Craft beers including the collaborative ale of the two companies, a Russian Imperial Stout aged in Garrison Brother’s Bourbon Barrels. This beer will not be sold ANYWHERE ELSE, so get it while you can!

For one $20 ticket, you will receive four 5oz samples of Strange Craft beer, along with cheese pairings by Joe @ “The Truffle Cheese Shop” for each brew. Food Pairing Starts at 6:30pm.

Upslope & Barley's Angels Women's Night - Movie & Beer and Popcorn Pairing

Barley’s Angels presents Movie & Beer + Popcorn Pairing @ Upslope Brewing – Flatiron – (Boulder)

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, Colorado 80301

Popcorn and a movie is a tradition, but a Doc Popcorn and craft beer pairing with a craft beer movie? Now that’s even better!

Join Upslope Brewing and Barley’s Angels Colorado for a special Women’s Night on Wednesday, April 15 (7-9 pm) at their Flatiron Park brewery!

There will be a director’s cut screening of two locally-produced favorites: “Crafting a Nation” and “Beer Culture” and there will be a Q&A with one film Producer, Courtney Cobb (she’s also an Upslope employee!) and Upslope Founder, Matt Cutter. While you watch the movie you’ll also enjoy 4 specially designed beer and popcorn pairings. Yum! Tickets ($15) can be purchased online here.

Beer and Popcorn Pairings Include:
Klassic Kettle + Foreign Style Stout
Hoppin’ Jalapeno + Craft Lager
Better Butter + Weizenbock
Triple White Cheddar + India Pale Ale

Thursday, April 16th

April Showers - week three - beryls - dbb - 04-16-2015

April Showers at Beryl’s: 3rd Week Tapping! @ Beryl’s Beer Co (RiNo Arts District)

Time: 1:00pm
3120-C Blake St, Denver, Colorado 80205

Refreshing pours will be happening throughout April as Beryl’s releases delicious brews each week. On Thursday, Beryl’s will be tapping their third brew of the month! Stay tuned to find out which beer that is! #AprilShowersAtBeryls #ThirstyThursday

exploding kittens

Exploding Kittens Playtest Party #KittenConsul @ Stapleton Tap House (Stapleton)

Time: 3pm – Close
8286 Northfield Blvd #1525, Denver, CO 80238

(Those of you that have feasted upon the Unicorn Enchilada or Rubbed the Belly of the Pig-a-corn already know all this and Stapleton Tap House shall see you on the 16th!)

STH have been graciously gifted an opportunity from the Lords of The Oatmeal to share their ‘caterific’ card creation with the world!

Unfortunately they are not mobile, so you’ll have to go play with the Stapleton Crew at the Tap House! Which means some great #ColoradoCraft beers (only for the 21 and over guests, of course) AND #explodingkittens!!!

This will be a free event open to the public. Stapleton Tap House will be playing ALL DAY long from 3pm until we close that evening. STH will be using the normal deck from 3-6pm and then unveil the NSFW deck at 6pm! See you on the 16th. (I know because the Mantis Shrimp that lives in my nightstand told me so!)

Tea n’ Crumpets Firkin Release @ High Hops Brewery (Windsor)

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

This was inspired by the “English man” that High Hops Brewery has working with them. It is a brew made in the fashion of a proper cup of English breakfast tea. Brewed with strong black teas and finished with lactose it is sure to tickle your fancy Gov’na!

wasatch - polygamy NITRO porter tasting at WOB - dbb - 04-16-15


Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
1555 Blake St Denver, CO 80202

Wasatch Brewery has bottled nitro with its new release of Polygamy Nitro Porter, making it the second brewery in the country to finesse a bazillion tiny bubbles into a bottle. This nitrogenated Porter is six percent ABV, soft and creamy, and will be officially launched April 16 at World of Beer in downtown Denver.

The public is invited to enjoy – nitro pouring demonstrations, free Polygamy Nitro Porter tastings, interaction with award-winning brew master Jon Lee, giveaways, prizes and a bazillion bubbles.

POLYGAMY NITRO PORTER – She’s on Nitro! Meet the sister-wife of their classic brew. This nitrogenated version is as chocolatey and easy drinkin’ as the original but even softer and creamier. It’s OK to love them both.

The Taste @ Hilton Fort Collins (Fort Collins)

Time: General Admission from 6pm-9pm, VIP 5pm entry.
425 W Prospect Rd Fort Collins, CO 80526

Join in at THE TASTE, the foodie event of Northern Colorado. Enjoy samples of unique cuisine prepared by local chefs from 30 restaurants paired with flavorful wines and craft beers from 20 beverage purveyors. Celebrate the area’s fabulous food and beverage culture while helping fight hunger in the Fort Collins community. General $65, VIP $100.

Last year, the Food Bank for Larimer County served nearly 36,000 individuals, including seniors, young families, children, veterans, students and others in need of food assistance. They provided enough food for 7,431,680 meals. They prepared 172,590 meals and 188,105 snacks for kids at risk of hunger.

station 26 month at Denver Bicycle Cafe - dbb - 04-16-2015

Station 26 Brewing Co Tap Takeover @ Denver Bicycle Café (City Park West)

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

Featuring Station 26 Brewing Co. beer TAKEOVER $6 flights!! 7pm Tapping

Friday, April 17th

Golden Feather Sour Blonde Tapping – Three Ways @ Former Future Brewing (Platt Park)

Time: 3pm, 4pm, 5pm
1290 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210

This Friday Former Future is tapping their Golden Feather Sour Blonde three ways.
Corvus Coffee Abakundakawa – Tapping at 3p
Dry-Hopped Mosaic – Tapping at 4p
“Gose” with Salt and Coriander – Tapping at 5p

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Fleak Out! With New Belgium & the Denver Flea This Weekend @ Bindery on Blake (RiNo Arts District)

Time: April 17th from 6pm – 10pm; April 18th from 12pm – 7pm
2901 Blake St Denver, CO 80205

The 2015 Denver Flea season will jump start with an evening bash to kick off the summer on Friday, April 17th from 6pm – 10pm! With limited tickets available, the Flea Kick-Off Party will give guests first chance to shop and meet with 100+ Vendors. And there ain’t no party, like a FLEAK OUT party! Tickets include bottomless adult beverages, live music, and Room & Board surprise giveaways. Come meet your ‘maker’ and kick off 2015 with the Denver Flea! (Tickets will be $30 day-of, so buy now!)

The next day, on Saturday, April 18th, Your coolest friend’s favorite market (that’s the Denver Flea) returns with a full day of shopping, beer drinking, food eating, music listening and more FLEAKIN’ good times! And best of all…it’s FREE! Need more? Just RSVP for a free New Belgium craft beer and a chance to win a New Belgium cruiser bike! We Denver PorchDrink’ers excited to kick off the 2015 Fleason with you. Come join us in celebration of Denver’s creative community!

nochella annex 2015 pop up shop & release party - dbb - 04-17-2015

‘NOCHELLA ‘ANNEX S/S 2015 – Part 1 Pop Up Shop & Release Party @ INDYINK (Baker)

Time: 7:00pm – 12:00am
84 S Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80209

“NOCHELLA” Join the Annex as they celebrate the first release of their S/S 2015 Collection.

Music By:
::Turner Jackson Love
::Taylor J Takeover
::Yokohama Don

Beverages Courtesy Of:
::Ratio Beerworks
::Cazadores Tequila

odd13 triple release friday - dbb - 04-17-15

2 NEW BEERS and 1 AMAZING LONG LOST BEER @ Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette)

Time: 7:00pm
301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO 80026

Odd13 has an exciting Friday evening planned for you! Mark it on your calendars, and tell your friends.

Odd13 has some exciting news that they will announce at 7pm on Friday. Plus they are tapping 2 NEW BEERS and 1 AMAZING LONG LOST BEER!! Be sure to check them out. They are delicious and won’t last long. Plus, DJ WAYWAY will be in the house spinning vinyls. Bring in some vinyls and get happy hour all night!!

Grab your friends, your vinyl, and a pitcher of Party Ron!

Saturday, April 18th

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Beer Brunch with Vindication Brewing Co. @ Lou’s Food Bar (Sunnyside)

Time: Brvnchthyme, yo!
1851 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80211

This weekend Lou’s Food Bar will host Vindication Brewing Co. from Boulder for Lou’s monthly beer brunch – that’s 3 courses + 3 beers for only $30! No reservations necessary; just show up on April 18th or April 19th! Yeahbud!

DAY TRIP: 14th Annual Southwest Arbor Fest & Craft Beer Expo @ Lincoln Park (Grand Junction)

Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Lincoln Park, Grand Junction, CO

Join in for the 14th annual Southwest Arbor Fest & Craft Beer Expo. Get your taste buds into action with the chili and salsa competition. Taste a wide variety of craft beers. Entry fee includes Commemorative Glass and Unlimited Beer Tastings. All ages can visit the arts and craft booths, enjoy live music, experience the amazing touch-a-truck, enjoy yummy food, and have fun! $20 per person.

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Crawfish Boil! @ Station 26 Brewing Co. (North East Park Hill)

Time: 1:00pm
7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80207

A day of crawfish boilin’ with Station 26 and the Rolling Smoke BBQ boys and live music that would make the bayou proud. Admission is free, crawfish are priced by the pound. Market price TBD.

Please RSVP so they know how much live crawfish to fly in!

Adoption Options Benefit @ Former Future Brewing (Platt Park)

Time: 2:00pm – 11:00pm
1290 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210

On Saturday, April 18th, from open to close, Former Future is hosting a benefit for Adoption Options. 100% of all tips and a portion of profits are being donated to them

Sunday, April 19th

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bRUNch @ The Corner Office (CBD/Downtown)

Time: 9:15am – 12:15pm
1401 Curtis St, Denver, Colorado 80202

Don’t stop ’til you get enough! Join bRUNch for a disco themed bRUNch at The Corner Office. And just when you thought you had enough, tour the world at The Corner Office’s World Tour Bloody Mary bar. Run leaves at 9:30 a.m.


5K –
10K –
Denver omelet, velvet pancakes, croque madame, pork belly benedict*, the classic, or mixed salad
Mimosas, Bloody Mary Bar, Coffee, Soda, or Iced Tea

Tickets are $25 and include run, entree, two drinks, tax and gratuity. Ticket price increases to $30 at the door. A dollar from each ticket purchased benefits Metro CareRing.

bRUNch is sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Great Divide Brewing Company, Zooma and Boulder Running Company Cherry Creek.

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Tectum et Elix – Release Party @ Avery Brewing (Boulder)

Time: 11:00am
4910 Nautilus Ct, Boulder, CO 80301

Tectum et Elix, a sour ale aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, kicks off what Avery is calling “Sour Spring”. Founder and CEO Adam Avery says Tectum et Elix is hugely different than any sour Avery has made before. “Rather than using our house strain of Brettanomyces, we used multiple Brett and Saccharomyces strains, which created a much funkier beer. It’s earthy, it’s rustic, and it’s delicious.”

Avery will release Tectum et Elix this Sunday at their new brewing facility in Gunbarrel. They will be offering a 4-course menu paired with barrel-aged beers.

PRIX FIXE BARREL-AGED PAIRING: limited quantities available the day of the release party – $50 per person
1 Course one: cheese & charcuterie paired with Antonius’ Carmen & Tectum et Elix
2 Course two: Alaskan Halibut with fennel & asparagus salad, shaved fingerlings, candied ginger & apricot jam paired with Bad Buddha
3 Course three: Short rib smoked with Uncle Jacob’s Stout barrel staves, roast mushroom grits paired with Bourbon barrel-aged Reverend & Tectum et Elix
4 Dessert: Tweak brownie malt with a sidecar of Tweak

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Drizly Party @ Wurstküche (Downtown/Central Business District)

Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
2036 Broadway, Denver, Colorado

Join Drizly in celebrating the opening of Wurstküche, one of Denver’s best new restaurants and beer halls. Drizly will have half priced beers from our friends at La Trappe, great music, and plenty of boozy giveaways!

Monday, April 20th

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Busting Out of the Cellar with Firestone Walker @ Freshcraft (LoDo/Union Station)

Time: 7:00pm – 11:30pm
1530 Blake St, Denver, Colorado 80202

Come join Freshcraft for an awesome night with Firestone Walker. Brewery reps will be on hand with free giveaways. See you Monday!

On Tap
2014 Double DBA
2014 Sucaba
Firestone 18
2015 Parabola

Experience the Overhauled Bottle & Can List In A Whole New Way @ Highland Tap & Burger (Highlands)

2219 W. 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

Highland Tap & Burger has a completely overhauled bottle and can list.  After months of carefully piecing together several of the world’s most distinguished beers with some of the newer, exciting styles coming to the market (many from our incredible state of Colorado), HT&B formulated something more than a beer selection.

Their new beer and beverage menu is designed in a way that will lead you and guide you through their offerings based on complexity and boldness. It is not limited by style. Each category is defined in correlation to the elevation of Colorado. Starting with the “Grasslands” comprised of the most light and sessionable beers; then, gradually building to the “Fourteeners” the most multifaceted and exciting beers.

river north brewery - ketill sour ale - dbb - 04-15-2015

New Sour, Ketill Releasing Around Town in Draft-Only Format @ River North Brewery (LoDo/Ballpark)

Time: Right now!
2401 Blake St #1, Denver, CO 80205

River North Brewery, known for crafting fine Belgian-style brews, will release Ketill, a 5% ABV table sour brewed in the monastic tradition.

“Sour beers have always been a passion of ours, and this delicate, refined brew soothes our cravings for all things tart,” Founder and Head Brewer Matt Hess said.

Bright and refreshing, Ketill bursts on the taste buds with a pleasant acidity, stealing your low-pH craving heart. Look for Ketill (“kuh-teel”) on tap at the finest bars and tap houses in Colorado in the next few weeks. This first batch will be a fleeting draft-only release, but now that River North has nailed down a base beer, it opens the door for further sour projects down the line.


Crafty Fox Taphouse + Pizzeria Opening Late Summer @ Crafty Fox Taphouse + Pizzeria (Globeville)

Time: Late Summer
3901 Fox St, Denver, CO 80216

Kyle Moyer is expanding his liquor store business into a restaurant and bar. The Crafty Fox will have a tap of 40 rotating beers and a menu of pizza, sandwiches and appetizers. The restaurant and bar, dubbed The Crafty Fox, is 6,000 square feet and will be two stories with an outdoor patio and balcony on Fox Street.

The Crafty Fox is just a block away from the planned 41st and Fox light rail station along the RTD’s Gold Line. The new line will run from Wheat Ridge through Arvada and to Union Station, giving The Crafty Fox access to people outside the immediate Highlands area. The RTD plans to have the new line up and running in 2016.

Tuesday, April 21st

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.

April Craft Ladies Event @ Highland Tap and Burger (Highlands)

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

2219 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

Hello Crafty Ladies! Highland Tap and Handle are excited to host Former Future Brewing for the month of April. Former Future was started by one of the up-and-coming Crafty Lady celebrities in the Denver scene, Sarah Howat! The event will be held at Highland Tap on April 21st from 6:30-8:30pm.

To purchase tickets for April 21st, use the eventbrite link here.  You must be 21 years of age or older to participate in this event.  Free parking is available.

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

April 21st – April Craft Ladies Event @ Highland Tap and Burger (Highlands)
April 23rdRatio BeerWorks Tap TakeOver! @ Local 46 (Berkeley)
April 23rdBeer Class – Northern English Brown Ale @ Golden City Brewery (Golden)
April 25th – BrüFrou: craft beer + culinary excellence @ Wings Over the Rockies Museum (Lowry)
May 9th10th Annual Brew-Ha-Ha @ (Canon City)

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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