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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | October 4, 2017

Denver Beer Beat
Jeremiah Cornelius

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.

Cheers homies. I’m back and fall is officially upon us. Brace yourselves because this is the busiest time of the year in Colorado. This week there are a ton of events and a ton of Oktoberfests to hit. GABF is here, make sure to prepare your livers. Stay Thirsty and Keep Denver Beer’d!

Go to the Calendar now

Anniversaries – Shout-out to Leopold Brothers Distillery on celebrating their anniversary.

Grand Openings – None this week… it is, after all, Great American Beer Fest Week.


Beer Dinners/Brunch

Wednesday: Good Bugs Bottle Release and Food Pairing, Chowder Room Beer Dinner with Great Divide and Hooves and Hops Beer Dinner with Avery Brewing.

Thursday: Bangerz and Smashed: Beer Media Breakfast.

Friday: GABF Industry Brunch.

Saturday: Breakfast with The Bruery, GABF Brewers Breakfast: Burritos and Barleywines and Forest and Farm Beer Dinner.

Sunday: The Cure-Post GABF Brunch, Work From Home Recovery Brunch, Post GABF Hangover Brunch with Lone Tree and October Bluegrass Brunch.

Beer Education

Wednesday: Good Bugs Fermentation at Crafty Fox and Q & A Talk with Mike “Tasty” McDole.

Thursday: Brand and Trademark Advice for Craft Brewers and Brewers Workshop: The World of Belgian Beers.

Friday: 2017 NAGBW Awards and Meeting and Ales of Antiquity.


Bottle/Can Releases

Wednesday: Mr. B’s Cellar Release, Medianoche and Medianoche Reserve Bottle Release, Neature Walk Can Release, Amalgam Bottle Releases, Weldwerks Can Release, Wiley Roots Bottle ReleasesMexican Chocolate Stout Variant Release, Eric’s Ex-Wife Can Release and Single Cask J. Marie: Port Finished Bourbon Release.

Thursday:  Mr. B’s Cellar Release, Specialty Bottle Release at New Belgium, Barrel-Aged Golden Sour with Muscat Grapes, Double Dry-Hopped East Coast Transplant, Cheat Code, DDH Rare Trait and Lightways Can Release and Decennial Series Release.

Friday: Mr. B’s Cellar Release, Adam Avery Cellar Sale, Trophy Hunt and Petite Sour Reserva Marionberry.

Saturday:  Mr. B’s Cellar Release, Tonal Language, Toasted Coconut and Mayan Chocolate Mr. Sandman, Coconut Snowed In and Bringing Back the Brett.

Sunday:  Mr. B’s Cellar Release.


Festivals & Special Events

Wednesday: Denver Beer Fest, GABF Kickoff Party at Wiley Roots and Weldwerks, Colorado Invitational Kickoff Party at New Image, GABF Celebration at Cheba Hut, GABF Throwdown at Beryl’s, Free Brewery Tour at Zuni St. Brewing, 2nd Annual Can-Wood Derby, Dogfish Head Happy Hour with Sam Calagione, 2017 Beer Drinker of the Year Competition, A Night with Rare Barrel, Tivoli Shindig, Hoppy Yogis, What the Funk?! Invitational, Scratch Burrito GABF Launch Party, Pink Boots Rare Beer Tasting, GABF Kickoff Party at CHUBurger-RiNo and Falling Rock All-Star IPA Throwdown.

Thursday: Great American Beer FestivalBring your Passport Thursday’s, Denver Beer Fest, Cellar Release at Kline’s Beer Hall, Free Brewery Tour at Zuni St. Brewing, Bus Rides, Beer, and New Holland Brewing, 2nd Annual CTA F@$%ing Catalina Wine Mixer, A Night with Odd13, Santa Fe Brewing GABF After Party, TRVE Brewing Kickoff Show, Ratio Beerworks Late Night Live, Spirit Animal Party and Beer Hall Brawl.

Friday: Great American Beer Festival,  Denver Beer Fest, Free Brewery Tour at Zuni St. Brewing, Denver Rare Beer Tasting IX, New Belgium VIP Invite-Only Wood Cellar Reserve Party at Avanti, Collaboration Celebration 2017, ABE Beer Fest Party, Ska Brewing GABF After Party, Great Avery Boulder Flocktoberfest and House of Flying Barrels Party.

Saturday: Great American Beer Festival, Denver Beer Fest, Pumpkin Beer Festival, GABF Awards Watch Party, Kenny Lagers IV, Cidergrass 2017, RiNo Yacht Club and New Belgium Brewing Party, Even the Losers Pity Party and 3rd Annual Ratio Karaoke After Party.


Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings

Wednesday: Open Invitational Release, Continuous Thunder Double IPA and Double Skull Dopplebock Lager.

Thursday: All of the Hops, Barrel-Aged Day, Belle, Rare Beer Day and Fresh Hop Equal Hops.

Friday: Same Day IPA Tappings, All Things Sour, BA Maple Porter and Ratio and 4 Noses Collaboration Release.



Wednesday: Peanut Butter Crunch Brown Imperial and Cookie Pairing.

Monday: Craft Beer and Cheese Pairing.


Tap Takeovers

Wednesday: Ninkasi Tap Takeover at Walter’s Pizzeria, Mike Hess Brewing Tap Takeover at Kline’s Beer Hall, GABF Special Tappings at Parry’s Pizza, CSA Distribution Showcase at Hops & Pie, Unity! A Plane to Train Beer Showcase, Barrel Aged Tap Takeover at Jake’s Brew Bar, Tap Takeover at Falling Rock, Farm to Barrel Showcase, Duvel USA Tap Takeover, La Cumbre Tap Takeover, Modern Times Tap Takeover at Old Chicago, Upslope Brewing Showcase and TRVE Brands Tap Takeover.

Thursday: Lawson’s Finest Tap Takeover at Walter’s Pizzeria, Fremont Brewing Tap Takeover at Kline’s Beer Hall, GABF Special Tappings at Parry’s Pizza, TRVE and Friends Showcase at Hops & Pie, Specialty Tappings at Falling Rock, Funk, Wild, and Sour at Jake’s Brew Bar, Small Batch Sours at Goed Zuur, Outer Range Tap Takeover at Mellow Mushroom, Koop Alumni Tap Takeover, Casey Brewing and Blending at Freshcraft, CSA Brands Showcase at Goed Zuur, Hops and Sours at Cheba Hut, Shelton Brothers at Yvon From Brasserie de la Senne Takeover at Finn’s Manor, Ohio Takes over Denver at Crafty Fox, Captain Lawrence Brewing Tap Takeover at Ashbury Provisions and TRVE and RiNo Yacht Club Tap Takeover.

Friday: Modern Time’s Tap Takeover at Walter’s Pizzeria, GABF Special Tappings at Parry’s Pizza, CSA Tap Takeover at Jake’s Brew Bar, Casey, Jester King, and Side Project Takeover at Goed Zuur, CSA Tap Takeover at Freshcraft, Casey Brewing and Blending Showcase at Hops & Pie, Special Tapping at Falling Rock, Great Divide, Captain Lawrence, and Jameson at Freshcraft, CSA Tap Takeover at Jake’s Brew Bar, Adriot Theory Takeover at Mockery, Outer Range and Wiley Roots Tap Takeover at Crafty Fox and Station 26 Brewing Co. and Indeed Brewing Showcase at Freshcraft.

Saturday: Surly and Sun King Tap Takeover at Walter’s Pizzeria, Specialty Tapping at Kline’s Beer Hall, Short’s Brewing and Star Cut Ciders Showcase at First Draft, TRVE and Friends GABF Tasting at Crafty Fox, TRVE and Green Flash Takeover at Freshcraft, Specialty Tappings at Falling Rock, GABF Midwest Showcase at Goed Zuur and Surly Tap Takeover at Freshcraft.


Check out our Denver Beer Beat calendar! You can export events to your iCal and/or sort them by your favorite brewery/beer bar, by the day or by the topic with a quick search for keywords.

Whatever you plan to do, make sure you plan appropriate transportation and drink responsibly… use two hands. Don’t drink and drive!

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