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Event Preview | Crooked Stave 5 Year Anniversary Week Festivities

Event Preview | Crooked Stave 5 Year Anniversary Week Festivities

Hold on to your butts everyone. Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project is turning 5 years old and celebrating in a BIG way. One of Denver’s most highly acclaimed brewery, and certainly one with the greatest cult following, is commemorating its 5 year anniversary with a week full of special releases, tappings and a mini festival, and we’ve got the round up of all of the Crooked Stave 5 Year Anniversary Week festivities.

Crooked Stave has garnered tremendous acclaim for founder Chad Yakobson’s work in showcasing his research on the wild yeast strain Brettanomyces as well as other wild, and barrel aged sour blended beers.

The five day anniversary celebration will kick off on January 6, 2016 at Noon, with the bottle release of Vielle Apricot Reserva in the brewery taproom location at 3350 Brighton Blvd. Later that day at 5pm the brewery will host an impromptu mini-beer festival showcasing an all-star cast of their fellow brewing friends with the likes of Bells, Arizona Wilderness, Jackie O’s, Perennial, Cantillon, Freemont and a few extra unannounced surprises. That event will also take place at the brewery’s tap room location in The Source market.

“The Mini-Festival is a way for us to include a few of our friends in the kick-off party to what is shaping up to be a no holds bar week of tapping’s with rare and limited beers being pulled out of the Brewery Cellar and in some cases my personal cellar,” said Chad Yakobson, Crooked Stave Owner and Brewmaster. “We are very excited to go back and re-visit some beers we haven’t tasted in a few years, as well as getting the entire Crooked Stave family out to the taproom to mingle and celebrate what has been a roller coaster ride over the past 5 years.”

The rest of the week’s festivities will include special tappings and releases that were previously only made available to cellar reserve members (the membership program ended last year). The celebration will conclude on Sunday, January 10th, the five year anniversary of the day that Yakobson brewed batch #1, with Crooked Stave’s final tapping of Batch #1. Chad will be on hand to tap the last keg in existence into commemorative glasses along with at least one complete set of the WWB Rainbow series of beers.

Here’s the full list of festivities that week:

Wednesday, 1/6/16

Bottle Releases

@Open Vieille Reserva-Apricot, $14 Per Bottle (TBD bottle limit)

Special Tapping’s

@ Open: Vieille Reserva-Apricot, $12 pours

Friends Mini-Fest @5pm

-Bell’s – Bourbon Barrel aged Black Note

-Arizona Wilderness – Head of Helios

-Jackie O’s – Wood Ya

-Perennial – Abraxas

-Cantillon – TBD

-Freemont – Bourbon Barrel aged Dark Star

Come mingle with the CS Brewery Folk! and help us kick off 5 days of celebration, including a Mondo Cheese and Charcuterie pairing.


Thursday, 1/7/16

Special Tapping’s

@ Open: Complete Petite Sour 2015 lineup, $7 pours

@ Open:  Vintage Beer List ON-Premise ONLY

-NoB Apple Whiskey, $20 a bottle

-Cellar Reserve Passion Fruit, $20 a bottle

-Cellar Reserve Origins Grand Cru, $20 a bottle

Additional Events

@ Open: 5th Anniv limited t-shirts go on sale, first 20 Purchases of $50 get free shirt.

5PMAcorn food pairing


Friday, 1/8/16

Bottle Releases

@ Open: Vintage Beer List ON-Premise ONLY

-Cellar Reserve Nightmare Grand Cru, $20 a bottle

-Cellar Reserve Blackberry Dark Origins, $20 a bottle

-Waelz Blood, $20 a bottle * Never released

Special Tappings

@ Open: Surette Reserva Cassis

Next Up: Nightcap

Additional Events

5PM: Comida food pairing


Saturday, 1/9/16

Special Tapping’s

@ Open: Motif Reserva Sherry Barrel 2014

@ Open: Motif Reserva Secale Rye Barrel 2015

@ Open: Motif Reserva Leopold Brothers Whiskey Barrel 2015

*You know there is still going to be goodies laying around.. don’t miss it!


Sunday, 1/10/16

Bottle Releases

@ Open:  Vintage Beer List ON-Premise ONLY

-Full Rainbow Line-up (VERY limited bottles) $40 a Bottle

-Cellar Reserve L’Brett d’Pluot, $20 a bottle

-Cellar Reserve Persica Blend #1, $20 a bottle

-Cellar Reserve Persica Blend #2, $20 a bottle

Special Tappings

5PM: Batch #1 tapping and toast with Brewmaster Chad Yakobson

*Includes keep the glass with Batch#1, $12 for the glass and pour.

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