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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | March 27, 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 27

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)

Belgian Golden IPA @ Strange Craft Beer Company (Denver) – 1330 Zuni St, Unit M, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, March 27 from 3:00pm-8:00pm

Details: Gotta throw a little twist into these #travelingonebarrelwednesdays by making a Belgian Golden IPA. The Brew on Broadway ( The BoB ) threw a little coriander into this mix and fermented it with Strange Craft Beer Company Farmhouse yeast. Find it Chain Reaction Brewing Company, Black Sky Brewery , & Strange Craft Beer Company as well! #getstrange #coloradobeerfamily #collabsarebest

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Fruity Pebbles Kolsch Release @ Local Relic (Colorado Springs) – 320 S Weber St, Colorado Springs, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, March 27 from 4:00pm-9:00pm

Details: Embrace your inner child and join us for the release of our Fruity Pebbles Kölsch!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Thursday, March 28

Prickly Pear Tea Ale @ Goldspot Brewing Company (Denver) – 4970 Lowell Blvd, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, March 28 from 3:00pm-10:00pm

Details: We teamed up with our good friends at Jagged Mountain and the Pink Boots Society for our International Women’s Day Brew!! This Prickly Pear Tea Pale Ale contains notes of tangerine, mango, passion-fruit, pineapple and prickly pear and Root Shoot Genie Pale. We partnered with Capitol Tea, Source of Nature and Pink Boots for this awesome beer!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

International Women’s Day Collaboration Release @ Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Denver) – 1139 20th St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, March 28 from 12:00pm-10:00pm

Details: Join us Thursday March 28th for the tapping of our International Women’s Day Collaboration with Goldspot Brewing Company and Pink Boots Society! With the help from Root Shoot Malting Source of Nature Capital Tea YCH @ontapcredit and all the amazing ladies that took part in our brew day, we brewed a American Pale Ale with two tea blends, Prickly Pear Puree and a custom Pink Boots hop blend with Loral, Mosaic, Sabro, Glacier, and Simcoe!

(Festivals and Special Events)

Beer Pairing Dinner @ Primitive Beer (Longmont) – 2025 Lonosphere St, Longmont, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, March 28 from 6:00pm-9:00pm

Details: Family Style – 5 course DINNER paired with BEER featuring Butcher and The Blonde + Primitive Beer..

When >>> March 28, 2019 | 6-9pm

Where >>> Primitive Beer |
2025 IONOSPHERE STREET, UNIT 101 Longmont, CO.

Tickets >>> $50 per ticket | On Sale NOW |
Please contact Caitlin at [email protected] or 303.931.8337

MENU >>Paired Beer
~ Starter
Canape station with welcome beer – v
>> French News Wave

~ Soup
French onion soup, melted Gruyere, toasted bread topper
Ghost Town Dance Party

~ Salad
Arugula greens, toasted almonds, dried cherries,
goat cheese, Petit Bon Vivant vinaigrette – v,gf
>> Petit Bon Vivant (P-2)

~ Mains
Smoked pork shoulder – gf | Butternut squash ravioli – v
>> P.R. Nightmare

~ Sides
Parmesan Brussels Sprouts – v, gf | creamed grits – v, gf
>> P.R. Nightmare

~ Garnishes
Sour beer pickled veg – v, gf | Crispy Pancetta – gf
>> P.R. Nightmare

~ Dessert
Fried sour doughnut, honey whipped cream,
“sour” cherry compote – v
>>Excessively Business Casual

(Beer Dinner)

Guest Speaker- Christine Wares- Kokopelli Beer Company @ BREWMENTED (Longmont) – 900 South Hover, Unit C, Longmont, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, March 28 from 6:30pm-8:00pm

Details:Come and meet Christine, the owner of Kokopelli Beer Company. Kokopelli is the first solely woman owned and operated brewpub in Colorado! We’ll be pouring samples of two Kokopelli beers while Christine talks about the brewery and each beer.

The beers we’ll be sampling are:
Berryana / Hefeweizen / 5.1% ABV / 9 IBU
A deliciously creamy head tops off fruity and tangy sweetness. Finishing off with a nice strawberry and banana flavor. Guaranteed to quench your thirst on a warm spring day.

Blarney Stone / Irish Red Ale / 6.1% ABV / 23 IBU
A malt forward medium bodied character with a slight hop bitterness, and hints of roasted grain. Moderate carbonation gives it a smooth and slightly caramel finish.

(Beer Education)

Friday, March 29

‘Bout Effin’ Time Release @ 4 Noses Brewing Company (Broomfield) – 8855 W 116th Cir, Broomfield, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, March 29 from 12:00pm– 10:00pm

Details: You know how it’s always bout damn time for a Bout Damn Time, our classic India Pale Ale?

Well, now it’s bout to be effin’ time for a Bout Effin’ Time, an imperial version of Bout Damn Time. Think, all of the characteristics you love about BDT – the crisp, clean body and assertive, piney hop bitterness – but ramped up to the nines. Yeah, we’re pretty excited about this one.

We will only have this available in 4-packs & on tap in the taproom. Crowlers and Growlers will not be available. See you in the taproom on the 29th!

(Bottle/Can Release)

Pure Project Beers @ Cedar Creek Pub (Aurora) -2100 N Ursula St, Aurora, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, March 29 from 12:00pm– 9:00pm

Details: Pure Project #ISO….Another dangerously drinkable Triple IPA from Winslow and the team. Mosaic and Citra create aromas of fruit punch and ripe cherry with notes of passionfruit and guava on the palate.

Pure Project Tropical Mist….Inspired by our roots in Costa Rica watching the post-rain mist rolling off the jungle. Tropical Mist is a Blonde Ale built on a base of organic Copeland Malt from Admiral Maltings in Alameda, CA, which is then fermented with our house Murky yeast. Crushed organic Valencia oranges from Stehly Farms in Valley Center give this brew a super refreshing finish, made for sipping slowly in the San Diego sunshine.

Pure Project Murklands…Our crowd favorite Pale Ale brewed with rotating hops and and utilizing Organic Rye to create a crushable, spicy backbone. The yeast adds fruity esters of peach and citrus that layer over the trademark dank hop aroma.

(Tap Takeover)

Framboise Traditional Harvest 2018 Release @ Crooked Stave RiNo (Denver) – 3350 Brighton Blvd. Suite 130, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, March 29 from 12:00pm– 11:00pm

Details: This Friday will be our first public release of a Méthode Traditionelle Beer! Framboise Traditional 2018 will be available on draught and to go in 750ml bottles. No limits on to go bottles. We will also be tapping a keg of Framboise Harvest 2018.

Framboise Traditional 2018 is a Méthode Traditionnelle Spontaneous Sour Ale Aged in Oak Barrels with Raspberries, Cherries & Vanilla Beans.

Aged on a bed of raspberries and cherries, this traditional framboise first undergoes natural fermentation in oak with the wild yeast and bacteria surrounding our coolship and native to our brewery. Our modern approach to this old world style utilizes the addition of cherries as a source of filtration for the raspberries resting on top. Balancing out the boldness of the whole fruit we added vanilla beans to create a complex, slightly sweet finish.

(Bottle/Can Release)

Saturday, March 30

One Year Anniversary Party @ Oasis Brewing Company (Denver) –  3251 Lowell Blvd, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, March 30 at 12:00pm

Details: We have been open for one year! Come help us celebrate March 30th! We will have Clamato Time serving their amazing tacos, tapping a Brut IPA and live music at 7pm with Digg – band


Pink Boots Society Taproom Can Release @ Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) – 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, March 30 from 12:00pm-11:00pm


Come support all the amazing women in your life, and those that have made an impact in our society!

For the last few years, we’ve been participating in an annual collaboration with Pink Boots Society, which provides education to women in the beer industry.

This year, we’re releasing TWO Pink Boots beers through the taproom. Beer details below…

1) I Love Juicy (6.3% ABV)
– Hazy IPA with pomegranate and oranges
– Hopped with 2019 Pink Boots proprietary blend (Mosaic, Sabro, Laurel, Glacier & Simcoe)
– Available: Draft and 6pk cans

2) Susan B(eer) Anthony (5.0% ABV)
– Hazy Pale Ale
– Hopped with 2019 Pink Boots proprietary blend (Mosaic, Sabro, Laurel, Glacier & Simcoe)
– Available: Draft only

(Bottle/Can Release)

L’Amico Avaro Collaboration Release @ River North Brewery (Denver) – 6021 Washington St, Unit A, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, March 30 from 12:00pm-9:00pm

Details: A beer born of mutual respect, admiration, and more than a few pints enjoyed together, L’Amico Avaro is a Belgian-style imperial oenostout brewed with merlot grapes. Dry and roasty at first sip, instantly transitioning to a mild fruity acidity, this is a beer like no other. Here’s how you can get your fill:

Saturday, March 30th: sneak peek draft-only release at the River North Brewery taproom.

Sunday, March 31st: Full release at Liberati Osteria & Oenobeers, with both draft and Crowlers available. For those following, this is your first chance to take a Liberati beer home.

We will have a special bonus for those that visit both releases!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Flamingo Dreams Nitro Release Party @ Left Hand Brewing Company (Longmont) – 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, March 30 from 1:00pm-4:00pm

Details: We’ve got some flocking fabulous news! Flamingo Dreams Nitro, a berry blonde ale, will be flying into our Tasting Room to strike a pink pose. Come flamingle with us Saturday, March 30th for a Release Party in celebration of this daring new nitro ale.

A refreshing change from the ordinary, Flamingo Dreams Nitro turns beer dreams into reality with a berry burst, frisky zing, and a nitro glide that will have you longing for more. With loads of fresh raspberries and blackcurrants inside, it pours striking pink and is sure to turn some heads your way.

So, embrace your inner flamingo, Lefties, and come dressed in your flamingo best. The beer will be flowing as we roll out new flamingo beer gear, food specials, games, prizes & a costume contest for the chance to win BEER FOR A YEAR! If you stand out in a crowd and don’t give a flock what others think, you’re ready for Flamingo Dreams Nitro and we welcome you to #jointheflock.

(Festivals and Special Events)

The Hop Wars Saga Continues with Imperial March @ 2 Penguins Tap and Grill (Denver) – 13065 E Briarwood Ave, Centennial, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, March 30 from 3:00pm-7:00pm

Details: The HOP WARS saga continues with… IMPERIAL MARCH!
Join us once again, this time as six of Colorado’s best traditional & hazy Imperial/Double IPAs battle for supremacy of your tastebuds. Cast your vote once you’ve tried the flight of 3 traditional or 3 hazy Imperial IPAs “IN THE BLIND” as we’ve always done. Your vote is also an entry to win awesome Colorado craft beer swag. If you’re extra adventurous, try to guess all six breweries of both flights correctly for a special bonus prize! The traditional flight will be Odell Brewing Co vs Ska Brewing vs Avery Brewing Company, while the hazy flight will be Cerebral Brewing vs WeldWerks Brewing Company vs Outer Range Brewing Co.!
Flights begin pouring at 3 PM as does voting. Turn in all votes by 6 PM and our victors shall be announced soon after!

(Tap Takeover)

Sunday, March 31

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

Date/ Time: Sunday, March 31 from 5:00pm-7:00pm

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)

90 Schilling Day @ Odell Brewing Company (Fort Collins) – 800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO

Date/ Time: Sunday, March 31 from 12:00pm-7:00pm

Details: On the 90th day of the year we celebrate one of our all-time favorite beers, 90 Shilling. We made it back in 1989 but you made it what it is today. Join us at the taproom and across the country by raising a pint of 90 Shilling and toasting to the past, present, and future of great beer.

Here’s what you can expect at the taproom:
– $1 off 90 Shilling on draft and in package to take home
– 10% off all 90 Shilling Merchandise
– Live Music with Charlie Rose Music and Ro Myra
– Giveaways every 90 minutes, starting at 12:30pm
Can’t make it up to our taproom? Get a pint of 90 Shilling and share your toast with #90shillingday!

(Festivals and Special Events)

2019 Cool Beans, Beer, & Coffee Festival @ Ratio Beerworks (Denver) – 2920 Larimer St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Sunday, March 31 from 10:00am-1:00pm

Details: Back by popular demand, join Ratio Beerworks for a grand celebration of beer, coffee, and coffee beers. Ratio Beerworks has once again teamed up local coffee roasters to showcase the diversity of flavors that can emerge from differing coffee bean varieties, various levels of roasts, and how all of those flavors can be highlighted or enhanced when infused in an array of beer styles.

Kick off your morning with Denver’s most talented local creators of all things coffee, beer, and brunch.

Attendees will be treated to:

1. Novo Cold Brew Hold Steady Chocolate Rye Scotch Ale
2. Loveless Barrel-Aged Raspberry and Blackberry Dark Sour Saison with Novo Gujibuku Ethiopian Coffee
3. Curse of Lono Wild Saison with Geisha Flower Tea (from Novo)
4. Novo Cascara Rented World Session IPA
5. Repeater Extra Pale Ale with Method Roasters Madness Espresso Blend
6. Domestica American Standard Ale with Huckleberry Gedeo Natural Coffee

Coffee from Novo Coffee
Coffee from Method Roasters
Coffee from Huckleberry Roasters

Breakfast Tacos (with vegetarian option) from Adelitas Cocina y Cantina
Doughnut Holes from Glazed and Confuzed Doughnuts
More vendors to be announced
Bloody Beers & Fixings Station Provided by The Real Dill

Commemorative Ratio Coffee Mug

Tickets are currently on sale for $35

(Festivals and Special Events)

The One and Only Jon Ham’s 100th Show! @ Chain Reaction Brewing Company (Denver) – 902 S Lipan St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Sunday, March 31 at 12:00pm

Details: It’s been 100 shows since I started performing as The One And Only Jon Ham, and we’re bringing it back to where it all began…Chain Reaction Brewing Company! This one’s going to be extra zoppity.

I’ll be joined by:

Chain Reaction Brewing Company pouring a special small batch collaboration beer brewed with The One And Only Jon Ham
-Super special guests Luke & Niki of The Dollhouse Thieves will be joining in the musical fun!
Good Sugar Baking in the house with a specially made sweet treat to pair with our exclusive beer release
Crafted Art Emporium selling special hand-made music inspired works of art
-Art Uncommon LLC doing caricatures and displaying hand made Beer art
-One of my favorite food trucks, Uncle Tapas, will be here for your snacking omnomnom pleasure
Dizzie inK Screen Printing will be on site live screen printing limited edition shirts with the Chain/JonHam collab logo!

(Festivals and Special Events)

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