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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | April 17, 2019

Denver Beer Beat
Jeremiah Cornelius
Avg. Reading Time: 7 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, April 17

Whiny the Millennial @ Call to Arms Brewing Company (Denver) – 4526 Tennyson St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, April 17 from 3:00pm– 10:00pm

Details: Call to Arms Brewing Company will release Whiny the Millennial on Wednesday, April 17th. Whiny the Millennial is an experimental Beer-Sake Hybrid infused with 100 pounds of organic Oregon raspberries. This beer was brewed with 44% flaked rice and fermented with traditional sake yeast. Super dry and highly crushable at 4.8% ABV and 5 IBUs, this delightfully effervescent and refreshing brew boasts a rosy hue and offers a pleasant tartness from the abundance of raspberries. It sings springtime with a sake kick!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)


Big Ten Tap Takeover @ Cedar Creek Pub (Aurora) – 2100 N Ursula St, Aurora, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, April 17- Saturday April 20 from 12:00pm– 9:00pm

Details: The Craft Brewers Conference will be over, but we snagged a bunch of Midwest beers to create a little tap takeover for ourselves. (okay we will share them with you )

Bent Paddle Brewery Co. Cold Press Black Ale (MIN)
Fair State Brewing Cooperative Mirror Universe DIPA (MIN)
Old Nation Brewing Co. Boss Tweed DIPA (MICH)
Bell’s Brewery Kalamazoo Stout (MICH)
Revolution Brewing Anti Hero IPA (ILL)
Half Acre Beer Company Daisy Cutter Pale Ale (ILL)
Hubbard’s Cave Brewery Coco Van Stout (ILL)
Rhinegeist Truth IPA (OH)
Jackie O’s Brewery Who Cooks for You DIPA (OH)
Victory Brewing Company Summer Love (PA)

(Tap Takeover)


Thursday, April 18

Grassroots 10th Anniversary Beer Tasting @ Goldspot Brewing Company (Denver) -4970 Lowell Blvd, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, April 18 from 4:20pm– 7:10pm

Details:To celebrate 10 years as a company, Grassroots has teamed up with our good friends at Goldspot Brewing Company to make a limited batch of Grassroots 10 Year IPA.

Come down and enjoy some of the finest beers Denver has to offer and take home some of your own limited edition Grassroots IPA. If you buy a Goldspot Brewster Hat you get a free beer!

Live music by The Dirty Gems 5pm – 6:45pm.

Check out a list of some of their rotating beers they have on tap.

SEA OF PEARS W/ LIBERATI
8% ABV
Notes of pear, citrus, and slight minerality. Made with Sémillon grapes.

DARK CRANBERRY SAISON
6.2% ABV
Notes of juicy tart cranberry and slight spice

PANTALONES ROJOS RED IPA
5.5% ABV
Notes of caramel, pine, and orange, bright finish

GUANABANA FRUIT ALE
5.2% ABV
South American fruit beer with lactose. Notes of strawberry, pineapple, and biscuit.

CUTTER IPA
6.75% ABV, 90 IBU
Notes of dank mango, grapefruit, and apricot

ORANGE HONEY RYE SAISON
6% ABV
Notes of spicy orange, wildflower honey

PINK BOOTS W/ TEA & PRICKLY PEAR
5.5% ABV, 35 IBU
Notes of pineapple, mango, papaya, and light coconut

COCONUT PORTER
6.1% ABV
Notes of toasted coconut, coffee, and cream

PINEAPPLE PALE ALE
5.5% ABV
Notes of dank pineapple and biscuit malt

MAPLE BROWN
8.5% ABV
Notes of raisin, maple, and biscuit malt

SHEEPIES DRY IRISH STOUT
4.7% ABV
Notes of roasted malt complimented by smooth, flaked barley

MAKIN’ RYE
6.5% ABV
Rye Pale ale with notes of citrus and spice benefiting Project Worthmore

SWEET ROMANCE LAVENDER HONEY STOUT
8.5% ABV
Notes of honey, lavender, chocolate, and cinnamon

JULIA’S BLESSING KOLSCH
5.3% ABV
Notes of graham cracker, pear, crisp finish

MONTANYA RUM BARREL-AGED RED HEFEWEIZEN
8.5% ABV
Notes of dark fruit, spice, banana, caramel, and rum

(Tap Takeover)


Beer Dinner @ Lucky Pie (Louisville) – 637 Front St, Louisville, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, April 18 from 4:00pm– 9:00pm

Details:Four Courses paired with Four Beers for $40!

(Beer Dinner)


Brutal Honesty @ Comrade Brewing Company (Denver) – 7667 E Iliff Ave, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, April 18 from 12:00pm– 9:00pm

Details: Tapping at noon on Thursday April 18th,

Brutal Honesty, an Azacca and El Dorado Brut IPA. Brewed with Root Shoot Genie Pale malt grown and malted in Loveland, CO. 6.1% ABV

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)


Bissell Brothers and Trillium Tap Tap Takeover @ Hops & Pie (Denver) – 3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, April 18 from 11:00am– 10:00pm

Details: Join Hops & Pie for a special tap takeover featuring:

Bissell Brothers:

Swish, Substance, and Industry vs. Inferiority

Trillium Brewing:

The Streets, Citra Cutting Tiles, Vicinity, Galaxy Fort Point

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)


Friday, April 19

Inherited Oak Series Release: Blueberry Maple @ 4 Noses Brewing Company (Broomfield) – 8855 W 116th Cir, Broomfield, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, April 19 from 12:00pm– 11:00pm

Details: Inherited Oak Balaton Cherry was a massive hit before, so we’re even more excited to announce the release of the next in the series – Inherited Oak: Blueberry & Maple!

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

This variation features the juicy, tart puree of natural blueberries, and the delightful sweetness of maple syrup sourced from Vermont.

We will have the Inherited Oak: Blueberry Maple available in the taproom and to-go in 500ml bottles. To show you the distinct beauty of each variant in the series so far, we will also offer bottles of Inherited Oak: Balaton Cherry available for to go and to enjoy in the taproom.

We’ll see you in the taproom Friday, April 19th starting at noon!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)


Saturday, April 20

JAHvanilla Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy Imperial Stout @ Oskar Blues Boulder Taproom (Boulder) – 921 Pearl St, Boulder, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, April 20 from 9:00am-8:00pm

Details: To attempt some semblance of order, wristbands will be distributed at 9am MDT, with sales beginning at 10am. There are no limits on stovepipe can purchases. JAHvanilla pricing is $12.50 per stovepipe can, $10 per 10 oz pour on draft. No Crowler or growler.

Stick around for reggae tunes by Wylie “Crazyhorse” Jones from 3 to 5pm, then Ween tribute tunes by Lil’ Ween starting at 8pm. We’ll have specialty beers available including new ONEy Lo-Cal Hazy Session IPA; plus RARE Double Barrel-Aged Port Ten FIDY, Double Barrel-Aged Bourbon Ten FIDY and Double Barrel-Aged Rum Ten FIDY.

(Bottle/Can Release)


The Terpene Project @ Station 26 Brewing Company (Denver) – 7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, April 20 from 11:00am-11:00pm

Details: Announcing THE TERPENE PROJECT, an exciting new venture from our team of brewers.

Terpenes: a diverse class of organic compounds and the primary constituents of the essential oils of many types of plants and flowers. Those essential oils are the driving factor behind the fragrance and flavor of plants – including both hops and cannabis.

By adding additional terpenes (that are naturally present in hops) to beer, we can enhance individual characteristics of hop aroma and flavor.

We have utilized three terpene extracts in three of our core beers to bring forth and enhance certain aromas, flavors, and combinations of both. On Saturday, April 20, we are releasing all three of our Terpene blends both in crowlers and on draft.

Details on our Terpene blends, with the base S26BC core beer in parentheses:

HUMULENE (American Copper): The Humulene Terpene combines earthy notes of cedar and sandalwood with the nutty character of our flagship amber.

LIMONENE (Juicy Banger IPA): The Limonene Terpene enhances the citrus fruit character of our flagship IPA.

GERANIOL (303 Lager): The Geraniol Terpene adds a potent floral aroma to the delicate hop character of our flagship lager.

A limited amount of crowlers will be released at 11:00 a.m. on 4/20. We are releasing these beers in 3-packs ONLY. We will also be sharing information via special menu on the ideal cannabis strains to pair with these beers, if you’re into that.

No tickets required, just make sure you’re here early enough in the day to grab these beer strains to-go.

Come share in this experiment with us.t!

(Festivals and Special Events)


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

Date/ Time: Saturday, April 20 from 11:00am-5:00pm

Details: Louie is our English-style barleywine aged in port-finished rye whiskey barrels for 9 months. As regal as his namesake expect malty richness, and notes of creme brûlée and nutty toffee with soft residual spice from the rye whiskey barrels.
$25/750ml (tax included)
Limit 2 bottles per person

Louie will be available on draft. In addition we will have Single Barrel Sauternes Louie and Double Barrel Louie on draft! Full draft list TBD

(Bottle/Can Release)


Decades Celebration of Daisy Cutter @ Falling Rock Tap House (Denver) – 1919 Blake St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, April 20- Monday. April 22 from 11:00am-2:00am

Details: Fully Saturated Galactic Double Daisy Cutter* _Fully Saturated Double IPA 8%_
Malt: 2-Row, Victory, Special Roast, Aromatic, Carafoam, Red Wheat Malt
Whirlpool Hops: Galaxy Citra Cashmere
Dry Hop: Galaxy, Citra, Cashmere
Dry Hop 2: Galaxy, Citra, Cashmere
Yeast: London III and Conan

Quad Cutter _Big Dog Pale Ale 11%_
>Malt: 2row, Victory, Monastique, Flaked Oat, Flaked Wheat, Carafoam, Oat malt, Red Wheat, Dextrose
>Whirlpool Hops: Simcoe, Amarillo, Centennial
>Dry Hops: Citra, Cashmere, Simcoe
>dry Hop 2: All cryo Amarillo and Simcoe
>Yeast: London 3

Smoking Daisy Pale Ale 5.4%_
>Malt: Pilsner, Victory, Monastique, Flaked Oat, Flaked Wheat, Carapils, Dextrose
>Whirlpool Hops: Simcoe, Amarillo
>Dry Hops: Citra, Cashmere (3 dry hops)
>Yeast: London 3

(Tap Takeover)


Spirit Animal @ WestFax Brewing Company (Lakewood) – 6733 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, April 20 from 12:00pm-9:00pm

Details: Release your spirit animal with this tropical, fruity, juicy hazy IPA. This new brew will be available in limited 4-packs (16oz cans) for $14ea with original artwork by Colorado artist Dolan Geiman, as well as on draught while supplies last. 6% ABV · Hops used: Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin, and Kohatu. Drink with the willingness to let your inner wild out!

(Bottle/Can Release)


The Secret Stash Tapping @ Freshcraft (Denver) – 1530 Blake St, Unit A, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, April 20 from 1:00pm-12:00am

Details: On Saturday 4/20/19 we will be dipping in to our secret stash! We’ll be tapping at least fifteen amazing beers that we stashed away leading up to the Craft Brewer’s Conference in order to tap them for our local friends here in Denver. While exact line up is still being determined, there will be beer from:
Beachwood Brewing
Collective Arts Brewing
Commonwealth Brewing Company
Creature Comforts
Fair State Brewing Cooperative
Fort George Brewery
Half Acre Beer Company
Jester King Brewery
Lawson’s Finest Liquids
Modern Times Beer
Old Nation Brewing Co.
Russian River Brewing Company
Scratch Brewing Company
Societe Brewing Company
Tin Roof Brewing Company

(Tap Takeover)


Sunday, April 21

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

Date/ Time: Sunday, April 21 from 1:00pm-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)


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