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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | January 16, 2019

Denver Beer Beat
Jeremiah Cornelius

The Denver Beer Beat is a weekly roundup of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, and more happening in the Front Range and beyond. Be sure to check in each Wednesday to discover anything and everything happening around Colorado’s beer scene. Now let’s get to this week’s can’t miss beer events.

Thursday, January 17

A Hoppy New Year @ Comrade Brewing Cmpany (Denver) – 7667 E Iliff Ave, Ste F, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, January 17 from 4pm- 10pm

Details:  We gave you Quit Stalin variants and now it’s time for Superpower!

Tapping at 4pm,
Two different DDH Superpower variants
Grapefruit Superpower

More to be added… stay tuned!

(Tap Takeover)

Rosie Mallows Hibiscus Saison Collaboration @ Chain Reaction Brewing Company (Denver) – 902 S Lipan St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, January 17 from 4pm- 9pm

Details:  Come join us for the Tapping Party of our newest collaboration with Chain Reaction. Brian and Chad put their heads together to come up with this delicious Saison brewed with hibiscus petals. Chain Reaction opens for the day at 3pm. The official tapping will be from 4pm – 9pm. See you there!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Friday, January 18

Wiley Roots Expansion Party @ Wiley Roots Brewing Company (Greeley) – 625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, January 18- Sunday, January 20 from 12pm– 11pm

Starting on Friday, January 18th at 12 pm and ending on Sunday night at 7 pm, we are celebrating the completion of our brewery expansion with the release of five brand new beers and a weekend full of special brewery tours!

Nearly two years ago, we brewed a beer called 1320 IPA to celebrate what we thought would be a huge moment in our brewery’s history. Desperate to expand our production, we were in the final discussions to move the brewery into downtown Greeley — 1320 was going to be the new address for Wiley Roots. On Friday, Kyle is officially celebrating “I’m not doing anymore construction stuff for awhile” …or so he thinks. 😉😂

It also represents a new chapter in our collective story.

It is the path we chose to take, our decision to wait because we believed there was something better, our focus on our recipes, our staff, and our customers to deliver the best product possible with the resources we have, all while reinvesting in the business, working our asses off, and taking enormous risks.

We expect this release to sell out over the weekend, so we are limiting each beer to one case per person. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐚𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐦.

Classic West Coast IPA with Citra, Simcoe, and Centennial hops. Label design was hand drawn to recognize the talent of Justin Chase and celebrate our love of memes created by the craft beer community.

𝐏𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐅𝐚𝐢𝐫 𝐂𝐨𝐛𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐫
Imperial Milkshake Sour IPA with whole fruit peach purée, graham cracker, vanilla, cinnamon, and lactose dry hopped with Mosaic and Galaxy.

𝐁𝐞𝐞𝐫 𝐅𝐥𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐁𝐞𝐞𝐫
German Keller-Helles brewed the hard way to introduce lagers to the United States. After Anheuser-Busch InBev announced that Wicked Weed was bringing sour beers to the US, we decided that lagers needed to follow.

𝐒𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐥 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐡
Imperial Stout with rich caramel and sea salt. This is our newest release in the Monstah series and explores the balance between sweet and salty.

𝟏𝟑𝟐𝟎 𝐈𝐏𝐀
Juicy New England style IPA with Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops. The pillowy soft mouthfeel compliments the juicy flavors with refreshing citrus finish that makes this beer one of our favorite IPAs.

(Festivals and Special Events)

Inherited Oak Series: #1 Balaton Cherry Release @ 4 Noses Brewing Company (Broomfield) – 8855 W 116th Cir, Broomfield,

Date/ Time: Friday, January 18 from 12pm -11pm

Details: We’re excited to finally, definitively announce one of our newest lines: The Inherited Oak series!

Inherited Oak is a series of barrel-aged Golden Sours matured for multiple years in neutral Red Wine barrels and refermented on various fruits.

Our first release will feature Balaton cherries, known for their prominent tart cherry pie flavor, complementing pie-spice phenols and pleasant acidity in the base beer. Neutral Red Wine barrels exude subtle vanillin which rounds the mouthfeel.

Inherited Oak: Balaton Cherry will hit our taps starting at Noon on Friday, January 18th! We will have The Little Big Sandwich Truck here as well!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

16oz Can Releases: Hazy & Brut IPA @ WestFax Brewing Company (Lakewood) – 6733 W. Colfax Ave. Lakewood, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, January 18 from 2pm -11pm

Details: We’re releasing our 1st ever run of 16oz cans with two different IPAs (Hazy & Brut). This is a limited run of 100 cans of each beer, see the beer info below!

Urban Lumberjack | Hazy IPA: This hazy or New England style IPA has 6 hop varieties primary flavors from Citra, Azacca & Eldorado hops, Amarillo, Simcoe and Mandarina adding additional subtle flavors. This IPA is juicy and tropical with notes or orange, nectarine, and mango.
ABV 6.5% | 67 IBU
$14 per 4-Pack

Just Brut It | Brut IPA: This beer is crisp, light, dry and has tropical fruit notes including melon and white grape. Heavily hopped with Galaxy & Cashmere.
ABV 7.2% | IBU 43
$13 per 4-Pack

Original artwork on these cans were created by local artists Drawing from Nature & Noelle Phares Art.

 (Bottle/Can Release)

Absence + Variants Bottle Release @ The Cultural Center (Denver) – 6381 Beach St #A, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, January 18 from 3pm -7pm

Details: ABSENCE + Variants Bottle Release
For the first time ever we will be releasing bottled beers from our clean Barrel-aged program! Absence is a blend of our 5 favorite bourbon barrels from two separate brews. Expect a soft and sticky mouthfeel from a long boil, high starting gravity and large portion of flaked oats used in the grist. We have the base blend and two separate variations. One variant was aged on whole Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans for an additional 3 weeks prior to packaging and the other was aged on Toasted Coconut, toasted in our very own kitchen in Idaho Springs!
All three beers are packaged in 750ml amber glass.
ABSENSE – $25+tax
Vanilla ABSENSE – $28+tax
Coconut ABSENCE – $28+tax

Bottle limits and allocations will be determined and announced before the event.
We will also have all three beers available on draft in limited quantities.

 (Bottle/Can Release)

Saturday, January 19

Cheers to Beer and One Year Anniversary Party @ Mountain Cowboy Brewing Company (Frederick) – 318 Fifth St., Frederick, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, January 19- Sunday, January 13 from 7pm– 10pm

Details: SAVE THE DATE, y’all! We will be throwing our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY party ALL DAY on Saturday, January 19th!

We will have several NEW BEER RELEASES along with food and drink specials, live music and more!

Stay tuned for more details…


Here Be Monsters Bottle Release @ Cerebral Brewing (Denver) – 1477 Monroe St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, January 19 from 10am-1pm

Details: Join us for the release of Here Be Monsters, our Imperial Stout aged 17 months in Four Roses bourbon barrels. We will also be releasing a vanilla variant (draft only) that has been conditioning on a blend of Madagascar Bourbon and Ugandan vanilla beans.

ℌ𝔢𝔯𝔢 𝔅𝔢 𝔐𝔬𝔫𝔰𝔱𝔢𝔯𝔰
𝟷𝟺.𝟺% 𝙱𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚋𝚘𝚗 𝙱𝚊𝚛𝚛𝚎𝚕-𝙰𝚐𝚎𝚍 𝙸𝚖𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚊𝚕 𝚂𝚝𝚘𝚞𝚝
Brewed with Maris Otter and copious amounts of English Chocolate and Crystal malt. Aged 17 months in freshly dumped Four Roses bourbon barrels.
$20/bottle limit 2 per person.

𝖁𝖆𝖓𝖎𝖑𝖑𝖆 ℌ𝔢𝔯𝔢 𝔅𝔢 𝔐𝔬𝔫𝔰𝔱𝔢𝔯𝔰
𝟷𝟺.𝟽% 𝙱𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚋𝚘𝚗 𝙱𝚊𝚛𝚛𝚎𝚕-𝙰𝚐𝚎𝚍 𝙸𝚖𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚊𝚕 𝚂𝚝𝚘𝚞𝚝
Brewed with Maris Otter and copious amounts of English Chocolate and Crystal malt. Aged 18 months in freshly dumped Four Roses bourbon barrels then conditioned on a blend of Madagascar Bourbon and Ugandan vanilla beans.
No bottles, no Crowlers, DRAFT ONLY.

We will have both on tap as well as a very limited amount of B2 HBM.

Doors will open at 10am for the bottle release. We will not be open to the general public until noon. If you are in line for bottles – the taproom will be open for you to drink beer after you receive your bottles.

We will be handing out tickets starting at 8am. If you receive a ticket, you are guaranteed an allotment IF you keep your place in line. If you do not receive a ticket, we cannot guarantee that you will have access to purchase bottles, but if people do not get their full allotment then you may be in luck. Access to purchase bottles for non-ticketed people will be first come first serve based on your place in line behind the ticketed people. We will also be scanning IDs. If you do not have a government issued ID, you will not be able to purchase a bottle.

Lastly, we understand that you are disappointed about Vanilla not making it into bottles, however, we are very proud of this batch and decided to keep it to draft only (since we have an abundance of HBM currently in oak that we have very exciting plans for)! Stay tuned.

 (Bottle/Can Release)

Verboten Inaugural Stout Fest @ Verboten Brewing (Loveland) – 127 E. 5th Street, Loveland, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, January 19 from 11am– 5pm

Details: We are transforming our Taproom and Barrel Room for one day only…featuring 20 (you heard us right….20) STOUTS on tap! These will be small batch releases, barrel aged releases, fun/crazy taproom-only releases from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Drink Dark three ways:
1. $35 – Unlimited Tasters ticket w/ commemorative tasting glass. Can purchase in advance in our tasting room or by calling (970) 775-7371.
2. $25 – 10 taster punch card and commemorative tasting glass
3. $3 – Individual tasters

*Commemorative tasting glass available while supplies last.

(Festivals and Special Events)

DDH IPAs Can Release @Outer Range Brewing Company (Frisco) – 182 Lusher Ct., Unit #2, Frisco,CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, January 19 from 12pm– 11pm

Details:  We are coming out with cans of a Single IPA version of our super dank Two Pound Tent DIPA and Double Dry-Hopping it with Mosaic. We’re also DDHing our In the Steep IPA with Galaxy and releasing cans in the ORB taproom. Here are the beers:

One Pound Tent IPA
DDH Mosaic
Hops: Citra, Mosaic, Topaz
50 cases available.
Limit: 1 case/person

In the Steep IPA
DDH Galaxy
Hops: Citra, Galaxy
100 cases available.
Limit: 1 case/person

Cheese Love Grill food truck will be here Sat & Sun!

(Bottle/Can Release)

Barrel-Aged Vanilla Coconut Genius Wizard Bottle Release @ Ratio Beerworks (Denver) – 2920 Larimer St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, January 19 from 12pm– 3pm

Details: From the ashes, the wizard rises once again. Back by popular demand, Ratio Beerworks is excited to announce the return bottle release for 2018 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Coconut Vanilla Genius Wizard Imperial Stout.

First debuting at Ratio’s Genius Wizard Release Party in December, we’re releasing one final batch of Barrel-Aged Coconut Vanilla Genius Wizard in 375ml bottles on Saturday, January 19 at Noon when we open. Only 100 bottles will be available and will sell for $14 a piece. We also expect to have a limited amount of the beer available on draft while supplies last.

For more on Genius Wizard:
Since Ratio’s inception, Genius Wizard was destined to become the stuff of legends. This hefty Imperial Stout is brewed with copious amounts of base malt, specialty grains with the addition of molasses, then barrel-aged for 12 months to produce subtle sweet vanilla and oak forward flavors. This big bad barrel-aged beast will warm your bones conjuring rich chocolate rye and molasses notes, while rounding out with a smooth viscous, roasty finish. One of the first beers brewed at Ratio and now the centerpiece of our winter seasonal lineup, Genius Wizard brandishes its might, weighing in at a bold 12%.

(Bottle/Can Release)

Cheers for Six Years @ Cannonball Creek Brewing Company (Golden) – 393 N Washington Ave, Golden, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, January 19- Sunday, January 20 from 12pm– 10pm

Details: Come celebrate 6 years of beer with us! Live music both days and very special beer releases both Saturday and Sunday!


Chin Chin Can Release and Tapping @ Diebolt Brewing Company (Denver) – 3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, January 19 from 12pm– 10pm

Details:  Chin Chin – Belgian Golden Strong
Can release and tapping!

Prost! Skål! Salud! Santé! Cheers!

Originally named Chin Chin Du Diable (Cheers, Devil). This winter seasonal has finally made it into cans and is ready to help you toast all the winters devilish glory!

Our take on this classic style starts with an irresistibly aromatic bouquet of citrus, pear and spicy perfume that lures the senses and tempts the palate. The flavor is soft, clean and light bodied with subtle fruit and spice notes that levitate to a smooth, dry delicate finish.

Raffle every hour – We’ll be raffling off beer and swag every
hour. Raffle ticket provided with every purchase of 10oz,
16oz, and 6 pack.

4pm – 6pm – Live Music: Caitlin Gilmore (Jazz)

4pm – Bonus Re-Release: Brett Barrel Aged Chin Chin.
Midnight in Belgium is 4pm Mountain Standard time and
we are re-releasing bottles of Chin Chin aged in
Chardonnay barrels for 24 months with Brettanomyces.

Foodtruck: Corner of Gourmet

(Bottle/Can Release)

2019 Whiskey Barrel Quandary Release @ River North Brewery (Denver) – 6021 Washington St, Unit A, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, January 19 from 12pm– 9pm

Details:  One of our annual favorites, join us for the once-a-year release of Whiskey Barrel Quandary! Aged in only the finest Colorado bourbon and whiskey barrels, with classic notes of figs and dates layered atop oak and spirit. On tap and in bottles to go ($10 each), with limited Colorado distribution to follow.

 (Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Makin’ Noise Beer Release @ Burns Family Artisan Ales (Denver) – 2505 West Second Avenue, Unit 13, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, January 19 from 2pm– 10pm

Details: RELEASING at 2pm, join us and the crew from Savio House for the release of Savio House Red: A Makin’ Noise Beer.

$1 from every pint of this American Red Ale benefits Savio House, who in turn spends 93 cents of every dollar in direct service to helping children and families. Serving Colorado’s Front Range, Savio intervenes in the lives of families to strengthen them so they may keep their children and remain an intact family. Savio House is dedicated to eliminating violence, crime, drug and alcohol abuse, child abuse and neglect, and other destructive behaviors in families through care, support and education.

In Solidarity with Lady Justice Brewing, Goldspot Brewing Company, Atrevida Beer Co., 1623 Brewing Company on Makin’ Noise: A Pussy Riot Beer Project’s Second Anniversary. We are breweries that have come together to use our art, platform, and voice to create a positive impact in our community. We are here to Make some Noise.

 (Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Grand, Grand Rebranding @ Prost Brewing Company (Denver) – 2540 19th St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, January 19 from 3pm

Details: We have been focusing on a few very exciting resolutions this year. Along with our taproom and patio remodel, we have been focused on creating a new, updated image for ourselves while continuing to focus on our Colorado crafted, German beer. Come join us on the 19th for the brand reveal,(including a brand new logo, new merchandise and new glassware).

(Festivals and Special Events)

Stem Ciders 5 Year Anniversary @ Stem Ciders (Denver) – 2811 Walnut St, Unit 150, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, January 19 from 12pm-10pm

Details: It’s been an incredible 5 years at Stem Ciders, and now it’s time to celebrate!

Join us for a full day and night of incredible bluegrass, $5 10oz cider pours, special releases and more fun. Doors open at 12pm, with music starting at 4pm.

The Music Schedule:
4-5:30pm—300 Days
6-7:30pm—Chain Station
8-10pm—Members of Trout Steak Revival + Special Guests

The Cider:
A Very Special 5 String Banjo Cider Release
$5 10oz Cider pours ALL day

The Keepsakes:
First 50 guests get a free 5 Year Anniversary Keepsake Cider Cup

While there’s no cover and all ages welcome, you must be 21+ with valid ID to enjoy cider.

More details will be posted as they come. RSVP here + invite all your cider-loving friends to join you!


Sunday, January 20

Bluegrass Jam and Beer @ Seedstock Brewery (Denver) – 3610 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Sunday, January 20 from 6pm-8pm

Details: Join us every Sunday from 4-6 p.m. for a bluegrass jam in our taproom. Bring your own instrument to join the jam, sing along or just listen in. Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to participate!

Participants receive a free pint!

(Festivals and Special Events)


Monday, January 21

Fiction Beer Company Book Club @ Fiction Beer Company (Denver) – 7101 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Monday, January 21 from 7pm

Details: For our January book club meet up we’re reading the book “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth if the FBI” by David Grann.

The official Fiction Beer CO book club meets monthly–usually on the third Monday of each month. We meet at 7:00 pm in the taproom. What we do: drink beers and talk about the book. Discussion questions help guide and focus the discussion; however, going off topic is encouraged.

We have a great mix of gregarious bookish folks mixed with introverted bookish folks and we happily welcome new people into the fold.

We have an “official” Fiction Beer CO book club Facebook group:

(Beer Education)

Tuesday, January 22

STARGATE Bottle Release @ Black Project Spontaneous and Wild Ales (Denver) – 1290 S Broadway # A51, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Tuesday, January 22 from 1pm-3:30pm

Details: Mark your calendars!
4 variants of STARGATE will be available via online presale starting January 22nd @ Noon (MST)!

STARGATE is a sour golden ale refermented with stone fruit in fresh spirit barrels. This year we are releasing 4 variants: Red Haven, O’Henry, Glo Haven, and Nectarine – each in specially selected bourbon barrels from across the USA.

Bottles much be purchased in the pre-sale and must be picked up during the pickup window of January 25, 26, 27 – during business hours. Proxies are allowed.

STARGATE will be sold primarily as a set of 4 different variants. 4x500mL bottles, corked and capped, $80 including all taxes and fees. If a small amount of individual bottles are available, they will be $21 each. A small amount of vintage bottles will also be made available for the pre-sale. Limits on all are TBD.

Click “Interested” or “Attending” on this event to make sure you receive more information and updates leading up to the sale day.

(Bottle/Can Release)

TRVE Tap Takeover @ The Whiskey Biscuit (Englewood) – 3299 South Broadway, Englewood, CO

Date/ Time: Tuesday, January 22 from 6pm-89pm

Details: We are hosting TRVE Brewing for a fun tap event. There will be draft specials, giveaways and a raffle for free tickets to see Corrosion of Conformity at the Gothic Theater! Also Chef is making an awesome appetizer pairing for the new drafts.
If you are not yet familiar with this experimental and influential brewing company now is the time to give them a try. They are industry leaders in the art of wild yeast propagation and make unique brews with their own yeast cultures. These beers pair well with dark winter nights and Heavy Metal lifestyle. Cheers!

(Tap Takeover)


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