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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | March 6, 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, March 6

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

Date/ Time: Wednesday, March 6- 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)

Lady Justice Beer Release Party @ BarFly (Denver) – 4255 W. Colfax Ave, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, March 6 from 6:30pm

Details: We’re celebrating girl (super)power with the release of an exclusive collab beer between Alamo Drafthouse and Lady Justice Brewing! Astral Aviator is a Blood Orange Pale Ale with Butterfly Pea Flower and a hefty dose of GLITTER! Enjoy a pint or two with us while listening to live music from some of the talented female musicians of Girls Rock Denver! Featuring VENUS305 and Five Mile Woods!

A portion of the proceeds from the beer will benefit Girls Rock Denver, so grab a glass while it lasts!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Thursday, March 7

A Night with Outer Range Brewing Company @ Jakes Brew Bar  (Littleton) – 2530 W Main St, Littleton, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, March 7 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Details: Join us for a hazy evening at Jake’s with our friends from Outer Range Brewing Co. Outer Range is coming down from the hills with an assortment of beers, some cool new schwag and good times with great beer!

So far we’re anticipating DDH Sobo or Die and DDH Leave a Trail. More beers to be added and more info to come but mark your calendars, we’ll be hosting one of our favorite breweries in the State. We’re always excited to try something new from our friends in Frisco!

(Tap Takeover)

Peter’s “Choice” 54th Birthday Pairing @ Purpose Brewing and Cellars (Fort Collins) – 4025 S. Mason St., Unit C, Fort Collins, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, March 7 from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Details: Join as we say “happy birthday” to Peter Bouckaert on Thursday, March 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This food and beer birthday pairing celebrates Peter’s 54th year and will feature 4 tasters and 4 small plates from our friends at Choice City Butcher & Deli. The fun starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. starting with the first course. Space is limited. Cost: $54 per person.

First course: Veal Roulade with Jaeger Sauce paired with Bière de Mars

Second course: Blood Sausage Crostini paired with Smoeltrekker #006

Third course: Beef Tacos de Lengua (beef tongue) with Brussels Sprouts Slaw paired with Nacht

Palate cleanser: Stoemp (Belgian mashed potatoes with buttermilk)

Fourth course: Pheasant Confit with Endive Leaves and Malt Stuffing paired with something hoppy (from Fermenter 1)

Plus a Belgian-style holiday dessert

(Beer Dinner)

Friday, March 8

Cloud 9 Can Release @ Avery Brewing Company (Boulder) – 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, March 8 from 11:30am– 11:00pm

Details: If you’ve ever visited us, you’ve probably experienced a Tap Room Rarity. Our tap wall features ~100+ of these special brews every year that never leave our Tap Room… until now!

This months Tap Room Rarity release is Cloud 9, a Belgian-style white ale with vanilla beans and orange zest! A longtime favorite, this beer is available on tap and in 4-pack 16-ounce cans from our brewery. Stock up while you can!

(Bottle/Can Release)

Glided Goat 2nd Anniversary Party @ Gilded Goat Brewing Company (Fort Collins) – 3500 S. College Ave Unit 194, Fort Collins, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, March 8 from 12:00pm– 10:00pm

Details: We can’t believe it’s already been two years, but it’s time for our birthday bash! We want you to save the dates: Friday, March 8 | Saturday, March 9 | Sunday, March 10. We’ll have things going on all weekend, including special one-off beers, rare beers, birthday cake, a toast with the mayor, raffles, giveaways, and a special commemorative anniversary glass for the first 50 customers on Saturday the 9th. More details to be released soon!

-$1 off Cashmere Cream Ale all weekend
-Keep the Glass for the first 50 people on Saturday
-Peanut Butter Cup Frumpy Moo Moo Firkin (Friday)
-Birthday Cake
-Toast with Mayor Troxell
-Beer Releases
-Mug Club Giveaway
-Bottle Releases include:
-Purple Dream
-Plum Sour
-Student Debt Sour
-Original Zin
-Anniversary Bourbon Bock


Gettin’ Figgy With It @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company (Denver) – 1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, March 8 from 12:00pm– 11:00pm

Details: If ya’ll have been around for a while, you know that we have a staff brewing competition every year on our anniversary. Attendees vote on their favorite beer each year and the staff winner gets to brew a big batch in our brewhouse!

Last year (and for the past two years) our bartender, Rocky has won, with her Kaktus Und Salz Gose, and her Gettin’ Figgy With It Doppelbock!

Gettin Figgy With It is a 8% ABV doppelbock brewed with figs, graham cracker, and vanilla, and it’s as delicious as it sounds!

We are stoked to release this one with her on the 8th, so come graba glass at the bar, and a hi-5 from Rocky! (Taproom sales only)

Due to a few scheduling issues, 4-packs will be available on MONDAY, the 11th!

(Bottle/Can Release)

3x Can Release @ Cerebral Brewing (Denver) – 1477 Monroe St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, March 8 from 12:00pm– 3:00pm

Details: Join us this Friday, 3/8 for the release of our newest variation of Bird of Paradise, International Waters & Cheat Code.

𝓑𝓲𝓻𝓭 𝓸𝓯 𝓟𝓪𝓻𝓪𝓭𝓲𝓼𝓮 – 𝓑𝓵𝓸𝓸𝓭 𝓞𝓻𝓪𝓷𝓰𝓮 & 𝓜𝓪𝓷𝓰𝓸
𝟻.𝟸% 𝚂𝚖𝚘𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚎-𝚂𝚝𝚢𝚕𝚎 𝚂𝚘𝚞𝚛
Soured with Lactobacillus and fermented with a clean American strain, then conditioned on lactose, blood orange & mango
$16/4-Pack, Limit 1 case PP

𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐖𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬
𝟻.𝟷% 𝙵𝚘𝚎𝚍𝚎𝚛 𝙿𝚒𝚕𝚜𝚗𝚎𝚛
Unfiltered Pilsner brewed with a touch of raw Colorado wheat and hopped with Sterling and Taiheke. Foeder fermented with additional lagering in stainless
$16/4-Pack, Limit 1 case PP

C͢h͢e͢a͢t͢ ͢C͢o͢d͢e͢
𝟽.𝟿% 𝙳𝚘𝚞𝚋𝚕𝚎 𝙸𝙿𝙰
Brewed with wheat and flaked oats. Heavily hopped with some of our favorite intensely fruity hops – Galaxy, El Dorado & Mosaic.
$18/4-Pack, Limit 1 case PP

𝙎𝙚𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙩 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙍𝙤𝙤𝙢
𝟽% 𝙸𝚗𝚍𝚒𝚊 𝙿𝚊𝚕𝚎 𝙰𝚕𝚎
Brewed with a generous amount of both malted and flaked wheat and hopped with heaps of Mosaic, Columbus and Simcoe. A/S/L?
$16/4-Pack, Limit 1 case PP

(Bottle/Can Release)

Pink Boots Society- Bionic Brown Ale @ McClellan’s Brewing Company (Fort Collins) – 1035 S Taft Hill Rd, Fort Collins, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, March 8 from 12:00pm– 3:00pm

Details: Come help us celebrate our assistant brewer Haley Ann Warren‘s first ever professional brew. This beer is a collaboration to empower women in the industry to celebrate International Women’s Day. $1 from each pint goes to charity. So come on in a have a chat with Haley about her beer.⠀⠀⠀⠀

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Blueberry Lemon Thyme Release  @ The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project (Denver) – 925 W 8th Ave, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, March 8 from 3:00pm– 11:00pm

Details: Our light-bodied, super refreshing IPA brewed with blueberry puree, lemon peel and thyme finally makes its appearance On March 8th! Pacific Jade hops provide a citrusy, herbal finish. 6.1% ABV, 33 IBU.

The Veggie Whisperer will be here for the day!⠀⠀⠀

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

WestFax 3 Years of Liberating Beer @ WestFax Brewing Company (Lakewood) – 6733 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, March 8- Saturday, March 9 from 2:00pm– 11:00pm

Details: Celebrate as our brewery turns 3! Friday – Saturday, March 8th & 9th: Glassware, 7 beer releases including a rye barrel aged stout, double hazy IPA, 3 brewery Brut IPA collab beer release (with Westbound & Down Brewing Company & Woods Boss Brewing), FREE concert, new merch, ax throwing & more! Full details listed below:

FRIDAY 2-11PM: Barrel Aged Friday + Epic Activities:
– Bottle Release: Rye Are You Judging Me, Laws Rye Whiskey aged Imperial Stout, bomber will be available for $17 each, limited quantities. This beer will also be available on tap while supplies last.
– Ax Throwing: Enjoy unlimited ax throwing by Jack’s Axe Throwing between 5-9PM for just $20!
– Beard/hair trims by Crisp Barber Shop, 4-7PM free!
– Barrel Aged Beers on Tap: ‘Concussion Protocol’ Belgian Quad, ‘Silently Judging’ Laws Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout, ‘Rye Are You Judging Me’ Laws Rye Whiskey Aged Stout
– Urban Lumberjack Hazy IPA 16oz cans $14/pack artwork by Drawing from Nature
– Limited Anniversary Merch Release!

SATURDAY 11A-11PM: 4 Beer Releases, Glassware, 2 Can Releases + FREE Concert:
11AM — Get our limited 3 Year Anniversary Glassware for just $3 extra with your pour! Local artwork by Drawing from Nature on this 16oz can glass depicting Colfax/Denver/Front Range in a full color wrap. Limited 150 glasses, first come first serve!
– Beer Releases:
11AM — W3 Anniversary Collab Brut IPA beer & can release with Westfax, Woods Boss, & Westbound. Fully fermented IPA using the Brut Ale process. All late hop additions for a light bitterness and to push forward fruit flavors derived from American and New Zealand varieties of hops. A blend of Stone Fruit, Citrus, Tropical, melon, and Floral hops. Dry hopped at 3# per barrel for our 3rd anniversary.
American Hops: Centennial, Mosaic, Cashmere
New Zealand Hops: Wai-iti, Moutere. 16oz cans available for $16/pack

2PM — ‘Sippin’ on a Cloud’ Double Hazy IPA Release. Brewed with copious amounts of oats to provide a fluffy and smooth mouthfeel while accentuating the hop flavors of berry, melon, and tangerine with a subtle minty finish.Hops: Sabro, Mosaic, Ekuanot, and Enigma. 16oz cans available for $17/pack. Original can artwork by Noelle Phares Art

4PM — Berliner Small Batch Release: Lightly soured accompanied with graham crackers and raspberries. Tart, crisp and refreshing. 1 keg only! Not available to-go.

6PM — Irish Thin Mint Nitro Pastry Stout: Made with Ecuadorian coco nibs and melted down peppermint candies. 1 keg only! Not available to-go.

– Concert In The Kettles 7pm: Enjoy this free concert in the back of our brewery surrounded by our brew kettles with a separate bar station. Music will start at 7pm with the amazing and locally acclaimed Larry Nix followed by the main event, The Kinky Fingers. Standing room only, first come first serve for spots!


Saturday, March 9

3rd Anniversary Party @ New Image Brewing Company (Arvada) – 5622 Yukon Street, Arvada, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, March 9 from 11:00am-12:00pm

Details: It’s time to get wild and celebrate 3 years of New Image Brewing in Olde Town Arvada. We’ll have taproom-only beer releases, specialty merch, tons of live music, and more! Party starts at 11am and goes all day til close!
Music on the back patio starts at 3pm and features:
Lady Gang – 3pm
Boot Gun – 5pm
The Hollow – 6pm
The Patient Zeros – 7pm


Mural Launch Party @ New Belgium Brewing Company (Fort Collins) – 500 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, March 9 from 11:00am-8:00pm

Details: Come join us for our 2019 Mural Launch Party. We will have a fun fill day full of bright color, great beer, and good vibes! We will be offering $3 murals ALL DAY! There will be lots of new merchandise as well. So come play with us!

(Bottle/Can Release)

Other Realms + Landscapes Bottle Release @ Amalgam Brewing (Denver) – 6381 Beach St. Unit A, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, March 9 from 11:00am-4:00pm

Details: We’ll be opening our shared tasting room and barrel cellar for the bottle releases of Other Realms, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout and Landscapes, Golden Sour Blend Aged on Colorado grown Red Globe Peaches and Ovation Nectarines. We’ll have both beers on draft as well as six others from Amalgam and Westbound & Down. Taco Veloz Food Truck will be here for all your street taco needs.

To-Go bottles:
Amalgam – Other Realms – $25/22oz (tax included) – limit 1 per person – 100 bottles available.
Amalgam – Landscapes – $25/750ml (tax included) – limit 2 per person – 150 bottles available.
W&D – Solera Saison b2 – $16/750ml – (tax included) – limit 3 per person
W&D – Blenders’ Insurance – $18/750ml (tax included) – limit 3 per person

Tentative draft list:
Amalgam – Other Realms $6/.2l $11/.4l
Amalgam – Other Realms + Coconut* $7/.2l
Amalgam – Other Realms + Honey & Maple* $7/.2l
Amalgam – Landscapes (Orchard Blend) $6/.2l $11/.4l
W&D – Den’var Pils $4/.2l $6/.4l
W&D – NOLA Drive Thru Berliner $5/.2l $9/.4l
W&D – Fruitsquad + Rose $6/.2l $11/.4l
W&D – Hop Blender IPA $4/.2l $6/.4l
*very limited

Onsite Bottles:
Amalgam – Ensemble – Golden Sour Aged in a Single Elk Cove Pinot Noir Barrel $30/750ml
Amalgam – Peace & Assist 3 – Brett Pale Ale brewed and dry-hopped with Galaxy, Mosaic, and Hull Melon. Collaboration with Cannonball Creek and Call to Arms $20/750ml
Amalgam – Composition #1 – American Saison/Golden Sour Blend $16/750ml
W&D – Solera Saison b2 – American Oak Saison $16/750ml
W&D – Blenders’ Insurance – Solera Saison Blended with Golden Sour $18/750ml

(Bottle/Can Release)

Project: First Ascent @ River North Brewery (Denver) – 6021 Washington St, Unit A, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, March 9 from 12:00pm-9:00pm

Details:This year, we’re taking our IPA game to new heights, and Project: First Ascent will help us scale new peaks. A West Coast Double IPA brewed with Simcoe, Falconer’s Flight, Centennial and Citra hops, this dry and quaffable brew will challenge any hophead to reach higher.

We will have a limited amount of six-packs for sale at $14 each, with a one-case limit per person. Only available in the taproom, this one is sure to go fast!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Day of Dorks @ Wynkoop Brewing Company (Denver) – 1634 18th Street, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, March 9 from 12:00pm-4:00pm

Details: Welcome to the DORK side of the moon 🌙

Join us Saturday, March 9th 12pm – 4pm at Wynkoop Brewing Company for a most righteous beer fest celebration of all things dork.

Teaming up with over 30 breweries (participants TBA), we’ll be pouring up some of the geekiest and whitewhaley craft brew in all the land.

Nerd attire suggested but not required. And to truly encourage The Next Generation of dorks, we’ll be collecting school supplies including pens, pencils, notebooks, and more. Donations to benefit local area schools.

Your ticket gets you a commemorative Day of Dorks glass for unlimited dorky beer pours and of course, hang time with the nerdiest brew crew in all of Denver.

To miss out would be highly illogical. And if our degrees Plato calculations are correct – tickets to Day of Dorks are going to go fast. Get yours today and until then, live long and prosper!

Day of Dorks 2019 Brew Pouring Friends //
Barnett and Sons Brewing
Black Bottle
Blue Moon
Boggy Draw Brewery
Burns Family
Cellar West Artisan Ales
Chain Reaction Brewing
CO Plus
DBC Cervecia Co
Dos Luces Brewery
Fiction Beer Company
Gravity Brewing
Great Divide Brewing Company
High Hops Brewing
Intrepid Sojourner
Launch Pad Brewery
Long Table Brewhouse
New Terrain Brewing Co
Oasis Brewing Company
Phantom Canyon
Pikes Peak Brewing
Redstone Meadery
Resolute Brewing Company
Rivernorth Brewing
Spice Trade Brewing
The Post
Verboten Brewing
WoodsBoss Brewing
Wynkoop Brewing Company
and more…

School Supply Donation Ideas //

pencil box
colored pencils
washable markers
no. 2 pencils
ballpoint pens
pencil sharpeners
glue sticks
calendar / organizer
three ring binder
loose-leaf paper
blunt-tipped scissors
plastic folders
construction paper
wide-ruled notebook and paper
index cards
lunchbox or bag
pencil pouch

Early nerd tickets on sale now through Friday, February 22nd (or until limited quantities sell out).

(Festivals and Special Events)

Zuni Street 2nd Anniversary Party @ Zuni Street Brewing Company (Denver) – 2355 W. 29th Ave., Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, March 9 from 12:00pm-12:00pm

Details: We’re turning 2! Come join the party Saturday March 9 when we open the patio and parking lot for a noon-to-midnight extravaganza.

We have all your favorite activities lined up for the day:
Live music and local artists, pottery painting, food trucks, yard games, photo bus, bounce house, and all the tasty Zuni Street beer you can handle. (Specialty Cellar Series release will be announced as we draw nearer the big day!)

Don’t miss out on anniversary tees, sunglasses, and celebratory pints! Details and pre-sale coming soon.

Live Local Music:
Pick & Howl 1-4pm
Tony Schiess Band 4:30-7:30pm
Howling Moon w/ Jason Brazzel & Willym Brown 8-11pm

Arts and Entertainment:
Pottery Painting with Potter’s Touch Denver
Aspen Art Co Art Exhibition and Sale
Tarazzo Vintage Original Art Exhibition and Sale
The Photo Bus Photo Booth & Emporium
Giant Blow-Up Bounce House

Food Trucks:
Clamato Time Mexican Eatery
Truck #2 TBD


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

Date/ Time: Saturday, March 9 from 12:00pm-11:00pm

Details: Our friends from Casey Brewing and Blending came by to brew a Nelson-forward Double IPA with us and we’re releasing 100 cases in cans on Sat, Mar 9. We will also be releasing 100 cases of Shelter Double IPA with the Casey collab.

Mr. H. Nelson Double IPA (collab with Casey)
Nelson Sauvin, Citra, Mosaic
Limit: 1 case/person

Shelter Double IPA
Citra, Mosaic, Topaz
Limit: 1 case/person

Cheese Love Grill food truck will be here from 12-8pm.

(Bottle/Can Release)

Learn to Brew Beer Class @ BREWMENTED (Longmont) – 900 South Hover, Unit C, Longmont, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, March 9 from 1:00pm-4:00pm

Details: Interested in learning how to brew your own beer? Having fun? Hanging with some really cool folks? Join us for one of our Learn to Brew Beer classes. This free class is designed for the beginner and will introduce you to the entire brewing process, using a hands-on, small classroom approach. During the class, we’ll walk you through the equipment, ingredients, and techniques that are used to make beer, all while brewing a 1 gallon batch from one of our beer ingredient kits. All attendees will receive 10% off of their first purchase at Brewmented.

Please sign up here –

(Beer Education)

Get on the Beer Bus @ Platt Park Brewing Company (Denver) – 1875 S Pearl Sreet, Denver, CO

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

Details: We will have two buses running continuously between Comrade Brewing, Copper Kettle, Platt Park & Grandmas House! Start at whichever brewery you choose and ride the loop all day for $5. Complete the loop at all 4 breweries and get a coupon for a FREE beer! You can’t afford not to…Cheers.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Sunday, March 10

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

Date/ Time: Sunday, March 10 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)

Big Fun Celebration @ Lady Justice Brewing (Denver) – 3845 Lipan St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Sunday, March 10 from 12:00pm-4:00pm

Details: Join us as we showcase two grant recipients of our Community-Supported Beer memberships, Girls Rock Denver & Queenz of Hip-Hop!

We’ll have music from Alright Alright starting at 12:15 pm, and a giveaway for CSB members at 1 pm! Come learn about our grant recipients, enjoy some delicious food and drink, and relax with good company. See you there!

UPDATE: We are so excited to have Laziz Ya Lebanese food truck joining us, serving up deeeeelicious Mediterranean food starting at 12:30. Come play, dance, eat, and celebrate the good things in the world!

(Festivals and Special Events)

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