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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | February 27, 2019

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | February 27, 2019
Jeremiah Cornelius
Avg. Reading Time: 11 min

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 27

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)


Thursday, February 28

Mystery Small Batch Taproom Release @ Odell Brewing (Fort Collins) – 800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, February 28 from 11:00am– 9:00pm

Details: Get excited for this extra limited special release. Only available at the Fort Collins taproom on tap and in custom crowlers to go. Can you guess what beer it is?

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)


Denver Beertography Meetup @ Ratio Beerworks (Denver) – 2920 Larimer St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, February 28 from 6:00pm– 9:00pm

Details: This is the 3rd Denver Beertography meetup! If you haven’t attended before come hang out! We talk shop about camera’s, drink beer, and have a good time!

During this meetup we were talking about discussing lighting! So if anyone else is interested or would like to share their techniques we would love to hear!

(Festivals and Special Events)


4th Annual Brewer’s Madness @ Factotum Brewhouse (Denver) – 3845 Lipan Street, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, February 28- Saturday, April 20 from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Details:  16 Non-Profits, with 16 different craft brews, are fighting for the chance to win our 4th Annual Brewer’s Madness Championship Bracket.

4 Regions; Water, Barley, Hops, and Yeast, will March through head-to-head taste test competitions, to gain this honor.

Come check out these yummy creations with the purchase of a competition flight and cast your vote! Help one of these non-profits take home the $500 Grand Prize!

Round 1 A
HOPS
Wed Feb 27 – 6:30p-8:30p Happy Hour Foundation v Pours 4 Paws
Food Truck: Dalbey’s Delicatessen

Thur Feb 28 – 6:30-8:30p Odyssey School of Denver v Girls Rock Denver
Food Truck: Dalbey’s Delicatessen

WATER
Fri Mar 1 – 6:30-8:30p Dash for Smiles v Plant The Seed Project
Food Truck: Morsa’s Kitchen

Sat Mar 2 – 2:30p-4:30p Valdez Elementary – Denver Colorado PTO v PawsCo
Food Truck: Dalbey’s Delicatessen

Round 1 B
BARLEY

Wed Mar 6 – 6:30-8:30p Youth on Record v Community Shares of Colorado

Thur Mar 7- 6:30-8:30p The Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue v Drink For Pink
Food Truck: My Angel’s Fine Cuisine

YEAST

Fri Mar 8 – 6:30p-8:30p The Gathering Place v Transformative Freedom Fund
Music: TLooP Music
Food Truck: The Veggie Yeti
Sat Mar 9 – 2:30-4:30p The Rise School of Denver v Doreen Katz Memorial Cancer Foundation
Food Truck: Dalbey’s Delicatessen

Round 2 – Elite 8
WATER – Wednesday March 13th 6:30p-8:30p
Food Truck: @#TheGWagon
YEAST- Thursday March 14th 6:30p-8:30p
Food Truck: Rocky Mountain Cheesery Food Truck
HOPS- Friday March 15th 6:30-8:30p
Food Truck: Morsa’s Kitchen
BARLEY – Saturday March 16th 2:30-4:30p
Food Truck: Dalbey’s Delicatessen

Round 3 – Final 4
HOPS vs WATER Friday March 22nd 6:30p-8:30p
BARLEY vs YEAST Saturday March 23rd 2:30-4:30p
Food Truck: Laziz Ya Lebanese

**If any keg kicks prematurely in this round, the competition immediately stops and votes are counted as is.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND
Saturday April 20th starting at 12:30p with two fresh kegs!

(Festivals and Special Events)


Friday, March 1

Brut IPA Release Weekend @ Avery Brewing Company (Boulder) – 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, March 1- Sunday, March 3 from 11:30am– 11:00pm

Details: We are excited to announce a new year-round IPA to our line-up! This extra bubbly and dry IPA sings with a chorus of effervescence and an orchestra of hop aroma. With low bitterness and a crisp finish, Brut IPA sparkles with life and is worthy of any celebration.

To celebrate, we are bustin’ out the old pint promo. Buy a pint of Brut IPA at our Tap Room and keep the limited release glass!

Plus…buy a six-pack to take home and get an extra can on us!

P.S. This beer will have nationwide distribution! Come check it out!

(Bottle/Can Release)


2019 Snowed In: Maple Release @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company (Denver) – 1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, March 1 from 12:00pm– 10:00pm

Details: We are releasing this year’s Maple on the heels of stout month so that you can still drink it while snow is falling!

Draught pours and 19oz cans will be available/ no limit on cans.

Beer description:
12.4% ABV / Oatmeal stout aged in bourbon barrels with dark maple syrup added

(Bottle/Can Release)


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

Date/ Time: Friday, March 1 from 12:00pm– 11:00pm

Details: We are releasing 2 new beers in cans on Friday, March 1 when we open at 12pm. Here are the beers:

Pastels IPA – Motueka, Citra, El Dorado, Mosaic
Availability: 100 cases
Limit: 1 case/person
$16/4pk

Canvas – Citra Dry-Hopped Saison
Availability: 50 cases
No Limits
$14/4pk

Cheese Love Grill food truck will be here all weekend long.

(Bottle/Can Release)


Globehead (Mumford Collab) @ Our Mutual Friend Brewwey (Denver) – 2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, March 1 from 12:00pm– 12:00am

Details: Our first ever OMF can release is Friday, March 1st! Globehead was brewed in collaboration with Mumford Brewing (DTLA). We started with a light Saison base that was then racked onto the second use Balaton cherries from Chéne Cerise. Raspberry pureé was also added. The blending of the base beer with the cultures and fruit from Chéne Cerise kickstarted a refermentation that resulted in a beer with beautiful color, aroma, flavor, with a wine like dry, tannic mouthfeel. It is can conditioned for natural carbonation. Globehead was canned in very limited quantity and available in 4 packs for $20. Also available on draft.

We are ALSO very happy to release Batch 3 of Weirding Way! This Foeder fermented Brett Saison is one of our all time favorite beers with tropical aroma and flavor, light fresh drink ability, pillowy head… it’s dang great.

Cheers!

(Bottle/Can Release)


Raspberry Chocolate Porter Bottle Release @ Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company (Lafayette) – 297 N. Hwy 287 Suite 100, Lafayette, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, March 1 from 1:00pm– 11:00pm

Details: Our 8.6% ABV Imperial Porter infused with gobs of raspberry and chocolate resulted in a delicious and decadent beer treat. $12.99 + tax per bottle, no limit.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

(Bottle/Can Release)


Meet the Brewer Nigh- City Star Brewing @ BREWMENTED (Lafayette) – 900 South Hover, Unit C, Longmont, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, March 1 from 6:30pm– 8:00pm

Details: We’re excited to announce our March Meet the Brewer Night is with City Star Brewing and their co-owner, Whitney Way. This event will include a mini-tap takeover of 4 City Star beers (more details coming soon on which beers will be featured). We’ll hand out free samples while Whitney talks more about the brewery and each beer. We’ll also be raffling off some swag!⠀⠀⠀⠀

(Beer Education)


Can Release @ Grist Brewing Company (Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree) – 9150 Commerce Center Cir #300, Highlands Ranch, CO and 9535 Park Meadows Dr Unit F, Lone Tree, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, March 1 from 2:00pm– 11:00pm

Details: We will be officially releasing our new line up of cans. Be the first to get your hands on these beautifully designed and impeccably crafted beers! *Both Locations*

(Bottle/Can Release)


303 WKND @ Station 26 Brewing Company (Denver) – 7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, March 1- Sunday, March 3 from 5:00pm– 11:00pm

Details: The (303) is special. We want to celebrate Denver, its people, places, and beer in a big way this year around 303 Day.

So that’s exactly what we’re doing. This 3/01 through 3/03, join us in our taproom or around town for a number of events to celebrate Denver. Here’s the rundown:

Friday, March 1: Happy Hour deals all over town on our 303 Lager. 303 Lager is Denver’s Craft Lager: golden, crisp, brewed with an all-malt bill and as easygoing as Colorado.

Saturday, March 2: 303 Lager Bar Crawl. This should be a good old-fashioned shindig. From 2:00 – 6:30ish p.m. on Saturday, we will be crawling around FIVE bars to drink 303 Lager and show our love to downtown Denver. Each participant will receive a punch card at the first stop (Freshcraft, at 1530 Blake Street) at 2:00 sharp. Each watering hole on the tour will be offering a discounted special on 303 Lager. Drink one at each stop on the punch card, and you will receive a box full of special Station 26 swag at the final destination. Oh, yeah. Feel free to go at your own pace, but we end at Star Bar around 6:30.

Sunday, March 3: 303 Craft Market at Station 26 Brewing Co. Denver is full of so many remarkable people, ideas, art, and community interaction. We want to celebrate all of that and more at our taproom on 303 Day. Join us from noon to 4:00 p.m. for a craft market with local vendors, artisans, food trucks, and live music.

Below is a running list of folks planning to join us for our 303 Craft Market so far – this list will continue to grow! If you think you or your organization would be a good fit for our market, feel free to contact [email protected] BEFORE Friday, Feb 15.

Don’t miss out on our community celebration. Happy 303 Day!

303 MKT VENDORS:
Fonda Elizabeth Arts
Ashley Favor Art
Crafted Art Emporium
Hickeys Teas
Esters Denver
Farm to Truck
Commonwealth Coffee Roasters
Modern Witch-Craft
Designs Intertwined
Cake Crumbs Bakery & Cafe
Winnie Lou – The Canine Co.

Check out our blog post on our website for more information about our 303 WKND, including a full schedule and lists of Happy Hour, Bar Crawl, and 303 MKT participants:

http://www.station26brewing.co/blog/303wknd

(Festivals and Special Events)


MBC’s 5 Year Anniversary Party @ Manitou Brewing Company (Manitou) – 725 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, March 1 from 5:00pm– 10:00pm

Details: Please join us in celebrating MBC’S FIFTH ANNIVERSARY, on Friday, March 1!! We will have beer & drink specials from 5pm – 10pm, along with a free MBC anniversary glass with pint purchase + 25% off all merchandise. Thank you to everyone for your support in the past and future!

*$1 off MBC pints

*$5 Appetizers

*25% off all merchandise

*Raffle Prizes

*Free MBC anniversary glass with pint purchase {supplies limited}

(Anniversary)


Saturday, March 2

8th Annual Denver Bacon, Beer, and Coffee Festival @ Denver Beer Co. (Denver) – 1695 Platte St., Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, March 2- Sunday, March 3 from 8:30am-11:00am

Details: 8th Annual Beer, Bacon & Coffee Fest – SATURDAY & SUNDAY 830am – 11am both days!

Come warm up and indulge all of your vices at the 8th annual Beer, Bacon & Coffee Fest at Denver Beer Co. This event is an early morning blast! All that is required of you is to wake up, roll down to Denver Beer Co. and enjoy some of Denver’s best beer, bacon from Tender Belly & coffee from Coda Coffee Company! Then go home and take a nap. Best day ever!

We are so excited this year our sister brewery Cervecería Colorado will be joining in on the breakfast beer action also adding a make it yourself michelada bar!

Here’s the run down:

Tickets are $40

Each ticket holder will receive a big breakfast burrito, coffee, and as much bacon as we can cook up and that you can fit in your belly. You will also receive a souvenir Denver Beer Co coffee mug to fill with all the “breakfast inspired” brews you can drink in 2.5 hours!

Grab your tickets now! This event will sell out!

(Festivals and Special Events)


The Annual Mile High Beer Festival @ RiNo (Denver) – 3560 Chestnut Pl, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, March 2 from 1:00pm-9:00pm

Details: Join us for the annual, always sold out, Mile High Beer Festival at Number 38 in the RiNo neighborhood of Denver!

This festival celebrates Colorado and craft brews that’s laid-back and easy-going. Last year we hosted over 2,700 thirsty patrons, Cheers to THAT!

AFTERNOON & EVENING SESSIONS
• Session 1 – 1pm-4pm (VIP at 12pm)
• Session 2 – 6pm-9pm (VIP at 5pm)

WHAT TO EXPECT
• nearly 40 Colorado Breweries
• 90+ Colorado Craft Beers to sample
• Check the list on our Breweries Page
• Three full hours of tasting (Four for VIPs)!
• Food trucks
• Cool vendors
• Awesome music

Please note that the venue is indoors and outdoors and the outdoor portion will have heaters and heated tents. We recommend guests dress warmly as it’s March in Colorado and you never know what you’re going to get!

(Festivals and Special Events)


Dial C for Collaboration Can Release @ Fiction Beer Company (Denver) – 7101 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, March 2 at 1:00pm

Details:
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A collaborative beer brewed with our new friends at Calicraft Brewing Company. We proposed a long-distance collaboration and we were delighted when they said yes without the threat of blackmail. We hatched a nefarious plan and created a carefully orchestrated collaborative set-up. The result is a plot worthy of detection.

Bringing together creative minds from California and Colorado! A single grain malt bill sets the stage for the combination of yeast, hops, and fruit. Peaches and Viognier Grapes make up 25% of this beer. A custom blend of bretttanomyces and champagne yeast were used to ferment this beer dry with almost no residual sugar. Only whirlpool hops and huge dry hops add to the complexity. The bright aroma of citrus, tropical and stone fruit from the hops are the perfect complement to the sweet nectar and herbal aroma from the fruit and our blend of yeast. The flavor is enhanced by the incredibly dry finish. Crisp, bright, and complex.

•$14.99 / 16 ounce 4 pack
•No limit

(Bottle/Can Release)


Halfwolf Can Release @ Fiction Beer Company (Denver) – 7101 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, March 2 at 1:00pm

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Inspired by the stunning art deco stylized graphic novel, “Monstress, Volume one, Awakening” by Majorie Liu & Sana Takeda.

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Double dry hopped with Ariana, Lemon Drop And Azacca hops. Notes of grapefruit, gooseberry, pineapple and tangerine. An all malt grain bill (without flaked wheat or oats) creates a unique flavor profile, yet maintains a pillowy mouthfeel.

•$16.99 / 16 ounce can 4 pack
•No limit
•Also releasing on draft

(Bottle/Can Release)


West Side Brewery Bus Loop @ Little Machine Beer (Denver) – 2924 W 20th Ave, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, March 2 from 2:00pm-10:00pm

Details: The Bus Loop is back monthly for the whole winter. We’ve added themes and will have two buses running continuously between Little Machine, Joyride, Zuni Street and a fourth guest brewery each month. Start at whichever brewery you choose and ride the loop all day for only $5. Complete the loop at all 4 breweries and get a coupon for a free beer, at the brewery of your choice, on your next visit. Tickets can be purchased at your starting brewery on the day of the event. 21+ only on the bus.

Here’s the guest brewery schedule and themes for this winter:
December 8th – Call to Arms – Holidays/Ugly Sweaters
January 12th – Briar Common – 1980’s/1990’s
February 9th – Westfax – Ski Bunnies
March 2nd – Seedstock – The Color Green

(Festivals and Special Events)


Sunday, March 3

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

Date/ Time: Sunday, March 3 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)


Tuesday, March 5

2nd Annual Women in Brewing Tap Takeover @ the Colorado Keg House (Broomfield) – 8001 Arista Pl, Unit 110, Broomfield, CO

Date/ Time: Tuesday, March 4 at 6:30pm

Details: What’s better than drinking great beer from some of Colorado’s best breweries? Drinking that great beer for a great cause!

For the second year in a row we are celebrating the wonderful women in brewing by hosting an all out get down! We sincerely thank each of the female representatives from the participating local Colorado breweries and distilleries for helping us put together the event!

Look forward to raffles, trivia, and a silent auction all while sipping on some of these fine brews. Make sure you enjoy a few different beers and buy some for your friends – $1 of each sold will go back to SafeHouse Denver, Inc.!

Breweries/Distillery included:
Fiction Beer Company
4 Noses Brewing Company
Groben Bart Brewery in Longmont
Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
Kokopelli Beer Company
Station 26 Brewing Co.
12 Point Distillery

(Tap Takeover)


First Draft March Madness Brewery Bracket @ First Draft (Denver) – 1309 26th St., Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Tuesday, March 4 – Wednesday, April 3 from 7:00pm-10:00pm

Details: Breweries face off against each other for each round, bracket style, where the winner is determined by whose sixtel has the most ounces poured at the end of the night, or kicks first. Winner advances to the next round until there is a champion crowned on April 3rd. Winning brewery will have a permanent tap line at First Draft for a year.

(Tap Takeover)


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