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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | February 13, 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.

Wednesday, February 13

Stout Month @ Mountain Sun Pubs and Breweries (Multiple Locations)

Date/ Time: Friday, February 1- Thursday, February 28 from 11:30am– 12am

Details: Now in its 25th year, Stout Month has become an anticipated event among locals. For the entire month of February, more than a dozen taps at all five Mountain Sun locations are devoted to local versions of the rich, thick and dark ale.

(Tap Takeover)

Sour Month @ Freshcraft (Denver) – 1309 26th St., Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, February 1- Thursday, February 28 from 11am– 10pm

Details: We’ll have 8 sour taps rotating all month long! Sours from Russian River Brewing Company, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., WeldWerks Brewing Company, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, and many more!

(Tap Takeover)

Stout Month Beer Releases @ Peak to Peak Tap and Brew (Aurora) – 16701 E Illiff Ave, Aurora, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, February 1- Thursday, February 28 from 11:30am– 11pm

Details: Limited amounts released so get ’em while the gettin’ is good!

Fri, Feb 15: ‘Nawlins Praline
Fri, Feb 22: Crimea River Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout – available in bombers and on draught

(Tap Takeover)

Treat Your Sweetie with Guava Berry Tickles Sour Ale @ Denver Beer Company (Denver) – 1695 Platte St., Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, February 13 from 11am-11pm

Details:  This 2/13 treat your sweetie with our super limited edition Guava Berry Tickles – Strawberry Guava Sour Ale, available at both taprooms with a limited number of 100 crowlers. Come and grab yours before we run out!

Brewed with Strawberries and Guava, this kettle sour features a delicious combination of both tropical and berry fruitiness. Tart but not overly sour, the rich fruit flavors shine in a refreshing and zesty flavor coaster.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Snowed In: Cherry Release @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company (Denver) – 1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, February 13 from 2pm– 9pm

Details:  Join us for the first release of Snowed In Cherry!
(projected) 13.5% ABV // A new iteration of our Snowed In bourbon barrel aged imperial oatmeal stout hits the taproom on February 13th! Made with Cholaca liquid cocoa and sour cherries, rich stout presents a smooth body with a tart finish. Come enjoy draught pours of this winter beauty.

Draught pours and 19oz can release!!

Strategically planned for the 13th because we know some of you are going to wait till the last minute to get your significant other a V-DAY gift. Also because TREAT YO SELF.

(Bottle/Can Release)

Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie Pale Ale Release @ Storybrook Brewing (Colorado Springs) – 3121 N El Paso St Ste A, Colorado Springs, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, February 13 from 2pm– 9pm

Details:  Blueberry Pineapple Pale Ale is back but this time we did half with Hefe yeast and half with American Ale yeast to try two variations. This is a small batch, but we have more than last time. So if you missed out on this popular beer back in November, Wednesday is your chance to try it out.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

February Celebrations @ Choice City Butcher and Deli (Fort Collins) -104 W Olive St, Fort Collins, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, February 13- Tuesday, February 19 from 5pm– 10pm


Wednesday, February 13 is our 15th birthday bash!
Thursday, February 14th is our 2 seating Valentines dinner!
Tuesday, February 19th Crooked Stave Brewery dinner with owner chad!
TBA Russian River Pliny the Younger

(Festivals and Special Events)

Thursday, February 14

7th Annual Firkin Fest @ High Hops Brewery (Windsor) – 6461 State Highway 392, Windsor, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, February 14 from 12pm– 8pm

Details:  Join us for our 7th Annual Firkin Fest on February 14th where we’ll be tapping fourteen specialty small-batch beers, including some throw-backs and some new specialty brews!

Gather some friends and family and put together a few taster trays to try all fourteen, or get a standard pour of your favorite Firkin on its own.

Very limited quantities of each beer will be available – many will be gone by the end of the day.

Raspberry Shandy | ABV 6%
Crisp and refreshing with strong citrus and raspberry flavors

Tangerine Toad
Pale Ale | ABV 6.8%
Citrusy Pale Ale balanced with bold tangerines and lemon

Peachy Patrick
Peach IPA | ABV 8%
Lingering orange hoppiness with sweet and juicy peaches

Espress YoSelf
Blonde Stout | ABV 7%
Light in color but bold in aroma and flavor. Roasty notes from dark coffee and balanced with vanilla

Barrel-Aged Chernobley
Cherry Quadrupel Ale | ABV 10.6%
Malty Belgian-style strong ale aged on tart and sweet cherries and stored for 4 years.

Cherrywood-aged Dubbel | ABV 7.5%
Belgian Style Dubbel with light fruity notes aged on cherrywood

If You Like…
Pina Colada Sour | ABV 5%
Kettle Sour Ale with pineapple and toasted coconut added

Habanero + Berry Red | ABV 6.5%
Slightly sweet Red Ale blended with juicy berries and habaneros for a heated kick

Cranberry Stout
Milk Stout | ABV 6%
Roasty and sweet Milk Stout aged on tart cranberries

Ray Ray’s Heartbreak
Hazelnut Brown Ale | ABV 5.5%
Slight nuttiness from dark malts play well with the toasted hazelnuts added during secondary fermentation

The TyRade
Black Rye IPA | ABV 6.9%
Brewed with dark and rye malts to give it a nice mellow spiciness that melds well with citrusy and fruity hops Galena and Mosaic.

Be Mine
Damiana & Candy Heart Stout | ABV 7%
The Mayan Aphrodisiac Damiana along with vanilla and conversation hearts were added to our Milk stout to make you feel more devilish!

Lover’s Squarrel
Milk Stout aged in a Squarrel Barrel | ABV 6.5%
Un-aged white whiskey from “The Heart” was added to a this “Squarrel” barrel for 2 weeks. The Dark One was then added to it where notes of Oak, Craft Whiskey and vanilla will come through. Will be served in “traditional cask’ style.

(Festivals and Special Events)

Sour Blonde Bleeding Heart Aged on Tart Cherries Release @ Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) – 623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, February 14 from 12pm– 9pm

Details: Cherry Orchards filled the Sweetheart City, it’s in their honor that we make a special limited release of The Bleeding Heart with a central focus on just the cherry. One of our fabled fermentations found itself trapped in some barrels for over a year with a little brett for some added funk, we then let it condition on a bed of tart cherries. This is the first special edition Bleeding Heart with more to follow.

There will be a limit of 2 bottles per customer because there is such a limited quantity.

(Bottle/Can Release)

Media Blackout Release @ Comrade Brewing Company (Denver) – 7667 E Iliff Ave, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, February 14 at 12pm

Details: An American Stout, with a rich blend of roasted British malts and flaked barley. Generously hopped with Simcoe hops to match the big roast flavors of this pitch black ale. 5.9% ABV

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Scarlet Sour Cherry Stout @ City Star Brewing (Berthoud) – 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, February 14 from 2pm– 10pm

Details:  Scarlet returns to City Star this Valentine’s Day! The 2019 vintage of Scarlet is a blend of sour stout aged in oak barrels for 2 years, sour imperial stout aged in oak barrels for 2.5 years, Michigan Montmorency cherries. Soured with lactobacillus and pediococcus bacteria as well as Brettanomyces yeast. The beer has a velvety smooth mouthfeel. Luscious waves of cocoa roll along the tongue and the cherry sweetness rounds out the sour flavor profile.

(Bottle/Can Release)

Belgian Chocolate Raspberry Love Stout @ Strange Craft Beer Company (Denver) – 1330 Zuni St, Unit M, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, February 14 from 3pm– 8pm

Details:  Love is in the air and on Valentines Day we’re gonna fall madly in love with this limited Belgian imperial stout w/ raspberries & chocolate. Subtle notes of rose, passion flower, & honey will have you swooning and asking for another pint.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Vlad-entine’s Day: Double Dutch Chocolate Imperial Stout @ Diebolt Brewing (Denver) – 3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, February 14 from 4pm– 10pm

Details:  Vladislav, Baby Don’t Hurt Me – Double Dutch Chocolate
Bourbon Aged Imperial Stout with Dutch cocoa powder, cacao nibs, and French sea salt.

We saved our most decadent, most chocolatey, most rich Vladislav variation for this special day. So come treat your sweetheart, a friend, a stranger or just yourself to this chocolate confection.

And please feel free to stick around for special Valentine’s programming at 7PM.

Happy Vald-entine’s Day!

Love, your favorite brewery, Diebolt.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Friday, February 15


Zwicky P Firkin @ 4 Noses Brewing Company (Broomfield) – 8855 W 116th Cir, Broomfield, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, February 15 from 12pm– 11pm

Details:  Thanks to your awesome feedback, we’ve decided to try out our newest lager on the hand pull!

Join us starting Friday, February 15th at noon for a pour of our 5.0% ABV, ultra fluffy, unfiltered pilsner that’s taken our tastebuds by storm! Everyone that was able to try this refreshing lager on draught knows about the symphony of honey and white grape flavors Zwicky P boasts from its prominent yeast profile. Come see what all the fuss is about!

This is a limited release that will be available in our taproom only. Please note that while regular draught Zwicky P will be available to go in Crowler and Growlers, we will not be able to offer our Firkin variant to go.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)


Cheers to Four Years @ Factotum Brewhouse (Denver) – 1695 Platte St. Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, February 15- Saturday, February 16 from 3pm– 10pm

Details:  Come party with us as we celebrate 4 years!

Friday February 15, 3p-10p
Small Batch Beer Release – Tiramisu Nitro Stout
Music – Big J. Beats

Food Truck – Morsa’s Kitchen

Saturday February 16, noon-10p
4th Anniversary Flagship Beer Release – Mango Pineapple Berliner Weisse

***Glassware giveaway for early attendees***

Music – 1-5p Luke Story Music Piano Sing A Long
Music – 6-9p – Radiant Drive
Food Truck – Crescent City Connection

On this very busy day, please leave your puppers at home.


BBA Imperial Stout Release @ Finkel & Garf Brewing Co. (Boulder) – 5455 Spine Road Unit A, Boulder, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, February 15 from 3pm– 10pm

Details:  Our Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout is ready! It will be available in the tap room, on tap, and in cans Feb. 15th at 3p.

We stayed true to the original recipe, a 10% abv Imperial Stout aged in Breckenridge Distillery bourbon barrels for 10 months. This drinks wonderfully, it’s rich with great notes of vanilla, chocolate, and bourbon.

We will have 4-packs available (12oz cans) for $20.

(Bottle/Can Release)

Tiramisu Nitro Stout Small Batch @ Factotum Brewhouse (Denver) – 3845 Lipan St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, February 15 from 3pm– 10pm

Details: Smooth, sweet, and decadent, this winter brew is perfect for a February afternoon or evening. This tasty dessert stout will pair well with Galentine’s, Valentine’s, and your favorite cozy slippers. Only one keg of this beauty was made. Make sure to reward your taste buds with this pre-anniversary brew!

Food Truck: Morsa’s Kitchen

Live DJ will be in the taproom on this evening too!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Saturday, February 16

Nightfall of Diamonds Moghli Crowler Release @ Station 26 Brewing Company (Denver) -7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, February 16 from 11am-11pm

Details:  February is Stout Month. We felt like celebrating.

NIGHTFALL OF DIAMONDS Barrel Aged Imperial Stout: Moghli.

The Moghli variant of Nightfall of Diamonds is a flavorful combination of caraway, cinnamon, pistachio, almond, walnut, and coconut, infused with the dark chocolate, full-bodied character of our yearly batch of imperial stout.

We are releasing a limited number of 750ml crowlers of Moghli Nightfall of Diamonds on Saturday, February 16. Limit two crowlers per person. The beer will also be served on draft in our taproom.

We open at 11:00 a.m. for a Stout Month celebration. Don’t miss out.

(Bottle/Can Release)


Oreo Stout and Black Tea Sour Firkin Tapping @ Fossil Craft Beer Company (Colorado Springs) -2845 Ore Mill Rd Ste 1, Colorado Springs, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, February 16 at 12pm

Details:  Unfortunately Firkin Fest was cancelled this year, but we have two amazing firkins we want to share! Swing by the brewery and grab a glass of our Oreo Stout or our Black Tea and Lemon Sour “Tea and Crumpets”, or both. The fun starts at noon, see you there!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)


Raspberry Chocolate Soyuz @ Launch Pad Brewery (Aurora) -884 S Buckley Rd, Aurora, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, February 16 from 12pm-11pm

Details:  We are releasing our February stout of the month on the 16th. Raspberry Chocolate. There will be a limited amount in bombers as well as on tap. First come, first serve!!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Backcountry Day @ Outer Range Brewing Company (Frisco) – 182 Lusher Ct., Unit #2, Frisco, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, February 16 from 12pm-3pm

Details:  We’re celebrating our love of the backcountry with our 1st Annual Backcountry Day on Sat, Feb 16th co-sponsored by our friends at Weston Backcountry.

Here are the details:

12pm: Can + Bottle Release:

– Rise IPA
Hops: Citra, Mosaic, Hallertau, Motueka
* The design of this can (artwork by Shannon Kennedy, Minturn, CO) is based on Weston’s Rise Women’s Snowboard. Weston Backcountry and Outer Range will be donating 10% of profits from the Rise snowboard and beer to provide American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education avalanche class scholarships to Backcountry Babes. Backcountry Babes is an outdoor education program that specializes in cultivating women’s leadership in the outdoors. They create a confidence-inspiring, fun and supportive environment for learning. Their goal is to support women in gaining the skills to pursue outdoor adventures, whether backcountry skiing, backpacking, boating, biking or wherever your path may roam.

– Steezy (DDH) IPA
Hops: Mosaic, Nelson Sauvin

– Hazel Imperial Stout brewed with Nutella, hazelnuts, and cacao nibs

1pm: FREE Avy Class in the ORB Yurt (aka Yurt Reynolds)

**Space is limited so come early if you want to snag a seat.

2pm: Beer Search & Rescue Challenge

We will be hiding some 4-packs in the snow on our patio to test your beacon skills. BRING YOUR BEACON if you want to join in the challenge and have a chance to win some cans!

2:30pm: Giveaways!

We will be giving away one of our limited-edition Outer Range x Weston Backwoods splitboards at 2:30pm.

The Backwoods board has been named Outside Magazine’s Best of 2018 and Backcountry Magazine’s Editor’s Choice in 2017 & 2018, and it retails for $899.

Weston Backcountry will also be donating another board for the giveaway (TBD), and there will also be smaller prizes available to win.

***No purchase necessary. Everyone will get a raffle ticket at the door.

Throughout the event, Weston Backcountry will have a booth set up to show off their line-up of boards and answer any questions you have about their line-up and how to get started with backcountry riding.

The Ski Doctor will be here waxing/tuning skis/boards. Here’s his menu of services:

Wax + Beer: $25
Edge + Wax + Beer: $40
Full Tune + Beer: $55

Cheese Love Grill food truck will be here all day.

The ladies who shred at Backcountry Babes will be here to promote women in the backcountry and provide info on how to join/get involved.

(Festivals and Special Events)

Deep Roots, Cinnamole Monstah, Pyromonstah, and Super 77 @ Wiley Roots Brewing Company (Greeley) – 625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, February 16 from 12pm-11pm

Details:  Reintroducing: Deep Roots 🍫🍫

Starting Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 12pm, we are releasing Deep Roots in 16 oz cans for the first time. Deep Roots is our Robust American Porter, full of rich dark chocolate that is easy drinking and balanced. It’s our go-to for the brewery because sometimes you just want a solid porter.

Cans will not be distributed and are first come, first served. $14 per four-pack. No limits.

🔥 Time to Bring the Heat 🔥

𝐂𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐥𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐡
Imperial Stout with Cinnamon, Vanilla, Graham Cracker with Guajillo, Pasilla, & Habanero Peppers

Imperial Stout with Chocolate, Marshmallow, and Graham Cracker

Releasing next Saturday
February 16, 2019 at 12pm
First come, first served.
No Limits.
$20 per four-pack.

Super 77 built Wiley Roots 🚜

It is the first beers we brewed and the first beer we tapped. It won our first Bronze medal in 2013, at our first Great American Beer Festival, and two years later, it won our first Gold medal. It is the first beer we bottled and the first beer we distributed.

Super 77 is the seed that allowed us to grow. It is the same base beer we use for Funk Yo Couch, Packed With Peaches, Geometry, TRYGonometry, and so many other beers. Its American Pale 2-Row, Honey Malt, and Malted Wheat hopped with Columbus and Willamette. Super 77 is a simple recipe, but it is uniquely our own. That is why we are excited to announce that it’s getting a new look and new package.

Starting Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 12pm, we invite you to re-discover the beer that has defined us all these years with the release of Super 77 in 16 oz cans. Cans will not be distributed and are first come, first served. $12 per four-pack. No limits.

We hope to see you this Friday for the release, to celebrate and to enjoy Super 77, our first love.

(Bottle/Can Release)

Seventh Anniversary @ River North Brewery (Denver) – 6021 Washington St, Unit A, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, February 16 from 12pm-9pm

Details:  Time flies when you’re having fun!

Join us as we celebrate seven years of great beer and even better friends. Featuring:

Seven barrel-aged beers on tap
Anniversary Ale 7 – details TBA
Multiple one-off tappings (like Nelson Sauvin Mountain Haze or Peach J. Marie)
Mini birthday cake and beer pairing with Good Sugar Baking starting at Noon
Tacos and other deliciousness by El Taco Veloz Food Truck

Thank you all for an incredible seven years – now let’s party!


The Borrowed Barrels Release @ Cellar West Artisan Ale (Lafayette) – 778 W Baseline Rd, Lafayette, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, February 16 from 1pm-10pm

Details:  We’re quite excited for the release of another really cool oak aged beer. The Borrowed Barrels was a fun project in which we trucked some of our seasoned, multi-use oak barrels over to Boulder’s VisionQuest Brewery. There, we brewed a Saison featuring Spelt malt, flaked barley, and the addition of dried lemon peel, sweet orange peel, and bitter orange peel. We allowed the beer to slowly ferment in the barrels with a blend of Saison yeast and our ambient wild house culture. After months of aging, the barrels were blended and packaged with fresh yeast and sugar for natural conditioning.

The Borrowed Barrels (7.3% ABV.) pours a light marigold/straw color with an unmistakable fluffy head. Huge notes of overripe citrus, dry oak, and farmland air inundate the nose while the palate follows with sundried orange and country grain notes. Equally complex as well as refreshing, us and VisionQuest Brewery are very proud of this beer.

750mL., naturally conditioned bottles of The Borrowed Barrels will be available for purchase at VisionQuest Brewery and Cellar West Artisan Ales on Saturday, February 16th. Bottles will be $19 (tax incl.) with a 4 per person limit. Draft pours will also be available at both locations.

Join us this weekend for a celebration of genuine small-batch brewing and Front Range farmhouse ale!

(Bottle/Can Release)

4th Annual Oyster and Beer Pairing @ Alpine Dog Brewing Company (Denver) – 1505 Ogden St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, February 16 from 4pm-8pm

Details:  In the spirit of Valentine’s Day we bring you Oysters and Beer! Join us for the 4th Annual iteration of this epic event. Oysters by Edwin Sandoval and beer by yours truly!

Special Release Beers will include:

Our newest Double Dry Hopped Pale Ale “Tasty Town” (5.8% abv but dry hopped at IPA levels, expect juicy and tropical stone fruit and orange)

Raspberry Chocolate Vanilla “Blind Sherpa” Stout

No tickets are necessary!
More details to be announced soon


Sunday, February 17

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

Date/ Time: Sunday, February 17 from 5pm-7pm

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)

Somebody to Love Beer Pairing Dinner @ Fish Restaurant (Fort Collins) -150 W Oak St, Fort Collins, CO

Date/ Time: Sunday, February 17 from 5:30pm-8:30pm

Details:  Fish Restaurant and Verboten Brewing are coming together for one epic beer dinner on Sunday, February 17. The dinner features six paired courses of delectable food art paired with great friends and, of course, beer for all! $80 includes tax and gratuity. Tickets can be purchased at both Fish and Verboten.

(Beer Dinner)

Monday, February 18

Ales of Antiquity Dinner @ Avery Brewing Company (Boulder) -4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO

Date/ Time: Monday, February 18 from 7pm-9pm

Details:  Join us for the latest Ales of Antiquity dinner, and take home a 4-pack of our freshly released George Washington Porter!

Travis Rupp, Avery’s R&D Manager and Beer Archaeologist, presents the story of George Washington’s Porter. Originally brewed in Alexandria, VA, Travis has revived the recipe at Avery. Hear Travis talk about the history of the beer while you enjoy a three-course family-style dinner inspired by Washington’s kitchen, and sip on variations of the ale! After dinner, you’ll take home a 4-pack of this limited release.

We’ve moved the dinner location to our upstairs restaurant for a better dining and auditory experience!

Doors open at 6:30pm, Avery full tap wall closes at 7pm but reopens after dinner.

Tickets are $65 per person and include a three-course dinner, four variations of George Washington Porter, a presentation from Travis Rupp on his research and methods to brew this beer, plus a 4-pack of this release to take home (and tax & tip)!

(Beer Dinner)


Tuesday, February 19

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

Date/ Time: Tuesday, February 19 at 7pm

Details:  For our February book club we’re reading the book “Redshirts” by one of the best writers of the Science Fiction genre, John Scalzi.

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)

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