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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | April 24, 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, April 24

Crystal and Her son Rye Kolsch @ Strange Craft Beer Company (Denver) – 1330 Zuni St, Unit M, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, April 23 from 3:00pm– 8:00pm

Details: A staple at The Brew on Broadway ( The BoB ) Paul’s Kolsch is the number one hit at the taproom. Taking this mainstay and throwing a little rye into it made an already delicious beer even better! These #travelingonebarrelwednesdays brews don’t hang around too long so hurry up and get to the taproom for a pint

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Get Outside & Ride @ Rooney Road Trailhead (Morrison) – CO-470, Morrison, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, April 23 from 4:00pm– 7:00pm

Details: We’re stoked to announce a new ride series for 2019 – Get Outside & Ride! Partnering with New Belgium Brewing and Red Rocks Beer Garden, we are encouraging you to get out on your bike and ride some singletrack. For April, we will be hosting the rides at Apex and Green Mountain trails. Stop by the COMBA or New Belgium tents to check-in then go out for a trail ride solo or with a group and we will buy your first beer back at the Red Rocks Beer Garden in Morrison at the after party. There will be giveaways and maybe even some live music. Proceeds from the evening will benefit COMBA’s advocacy and trail building efforts, win-win!!

(Festivals and Special Events)

Thursday, April 25

New Year New Beer @ Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver) – 2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, April 25 from 12:00pm– 10:00pm

Details: Sure Great Divide has been brewing classics such as Denver Pale Ale, Yeti and Titan for years, but we also have an impressive rotating slate of seasonal, Tank Farm and Barrel Aged beers. Beyond that, our brewers are always experimenting on our pilot system which inspired us to start releasing those beers every Thursday at both taprooms (unless otherwise indicated) back in January 2019 and dubbing the program New Year New Beers.

These beers range from R&D for future releases, collaborations with other breweries, fanciful one-offs and anything else GD employees can imagine and we encourage your feedback!

Check back weekly to stay updated about what’s next on tap!

Here’s the lineup so far:

4/25 | Wood Werks #5 – Official release of this Belgian-Style Sour aged on plums in red wine barrels. One of the most beautiful beers you’ll ever lay eyes on!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Table6 Beer Dinner @ Table6 (Denver) – 609 Corona St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, April 25 from 6:00pm– 10:00pm

Details: 4 paired courses, 6 beers and lots of high fives and laughs. $85 total, includes tax and tip. Call Table 6 at (303) 831-8800 to make your reservation!

Chef Tyler has set the tentative pairing menu as follows:

Course 1: Chayote & Melon salad, Pineapple, Chili Vin, Peanuts. Paired with Westbound Session IPA

Course 2: Grilled Garlic Shrimp, Fennel, Chorizo, Lemon Aioli, Arugula. Paired with Oh Yeah! Our blended sour beer with Table 6 including balaton cherries and mourvedre grapes.

Course 3: House Kielbasa, Potato Croquette, Kraut, Spicy Mustard. Paired with Grape Squad + Reisling- our golden sour beer aged on Reisling grapes.

Course 4: Black Plum Cobbler, Buttermilk Whipped Cream, Walnuts. Paired with Single barrel Sauternes Louie-our English-style Barleywine aged in a single Sauternes cask.

(Beer Dinner)

Friday, April 26

Double Barreled Maple Stout Release @ Avery Brewing Company (Boulder) – 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28 from 11:30am– 10:00pm

Details: Barrel-Aged Series #52 is here! We’ll be releasing our latest gold foil nationally, and of course it will be available at the Tap Room on draft and to-go. You don’t want to skip this breakfast, an indulgent stout aged in Bourbon barrels THEN aged in maple syrup barrels and dosed with coffee, cinnamon, and extra maple syrup.

(Bottle/Can Release)

Copper Kettle’s 8th Anniversary Weekend @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company (Denver) – 1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28 from 12:00pm– 7:00pm

Details: Raise a glass (or 5) with us to celebrate our 8th year!! We are so thankful for all of our loyal fans, the people who have been there from day one and all the new faces we’ve seen come through our taproom over the last year!!

Join us for a 3-day long celebration, with special releases, fun events, and live music!

Some main attractions over the weekend (detailed day-to-day list coming soon):
-Staff Showdown: each staff member will brew a beer and have the public vote on which one is the best!
-Live Music on Friday and Saturday
-$5 for all day access to ride the beer bus between Comrade Brewing Company and CK (both celebrating anniversary parties!!)
-BOMB food trucks
-On-Site Screen printing with limited edition designs
-Hangover brunch!
-Cellar Release on Sunday


Zwicky P + Blueberry Velvet Can Release @ 4 Noses Brewing Company (Broomfield) – 8855 W 116th Cir, Broomfield, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, April 26 from 3:00pm– 10:00pm

Details: We’ve got two new small can batches hitting the taproom!

• Zwicky P – Zwickel Pilsner. Zwicky P is an ultra fluffy, thirst-quenching 5% ABV Pilsner-style lager with flavor characteristics reminiscent of honey and white grape. “Zwickel”, the term for a port to sample beer, stylistically refers to the German process of serving bier young, unfiltered, unpasteurized and with a pronounced yeast profile often lost during the multiple-month cold maturation process characteristic for modern lagers. Like brewers sampling directly from the fermenter, Zwicky P is meant to be consumed by the litre!

• Blueberry Velvet – The latest in the Velvet series is here! Blueberry Velvet is a New England India Pale Ale with lactose, vanilla beans, and blueberries! At 6.5% ABV, this is the perfect Milkshake IPA to join you on all of your spring adventures!

12oz cans and draught pours will be available in the taproom only starting Friday, April 26th while supplies last!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Primitive Beer Barrelhouse Opening @ Primitive Beer (Longmont) – 2025 Lonosphere St, Longmont, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, April 26 from 5:00pm– 10:00pm

Details: Hang out among the stacks of barrels at Primitive Beer this weekend and relax with the spring breezes blowing through the open doors. Lots of great spontaneous beer available on cask and to go in bag-in-box. Let us tell you all about our wonderfully unique beers!

(Grand Opening)

Polish Grodziskie Pilot Release @ Alpine Dog Brewing Company (Denver) – 1505 Ogden St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, April 26 from 3:00pm– 10:00pm

Details: We made a little Polish beer! Come try this out! a Grodziskie is a low abv, about 4%, smoked wheat beer! its a historic style of Poland, and a great refreshing and flavorful spring beer!

Amazing Tasty Eats Food Truck will be here with the eats!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Microbreweries for the Environment @ Boulder Theater (Boulder) – 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, April 26 at 8:00pm

Details: 88.5 KGNU Community Radio & Boulder Weekly Present:
Friday, April 26, 2019
Doors 7:00 p.m. | Show 8:00 p.m.
Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday, February 15 at
$20.00 – $30.00 general admission tickets plus applicable service fees
21+ only

About Microbreweries for the Environment: Every Spring at the Boulder Theater, Colorado Microbreweries donate staff time and beer to support local environmental organizations. Since 1993, the Microbreweries for the Environment benefit has raised over $200,000 for local environmental causes. Admission includes a commemorative pint glass for unlimited tastings, and all you can responsibly drink.

About Dave Bruzza: Dave, or Bruzza as he’s better known, has been in love with music since he was born. Raised in Michigan on records his mother and father owned, including The Beatles, Willie Nelson, and Leon Russell to name a few. Starting around 1986, he would put headphones on and play drums along with his favorite records, as time went on he developed a taste for bluegrass music, and as the joke goes, he said “If I’m gonna play guitar, I’m going to play bluegrass guitar.” From that point there was no turning back. With his friends, Mike Bont and Paul Hoffman, they began to learn how to play bluegrass. From open mic’s to parties, and in Bont’s basement in Kalamazoo, MI, they developed together. Greensky Bluegrass was born. Here and now, Dave has also come into his own as a solo performer and collaborator when not on the road with Greensky. He now makes his home in Denver, Colorado, look for more solo performances and collaborations in the Rocky Mountain region during breaks in Greensky’s touring schedule.


Featured Breweries: Asher Brewing Company, Avery Brewing Company, Bootstrap Brewing, Boulder Beer Company, Colorado Cider Company, FATE Brewing Company, Left Hand Brewery, Lumpy Ridge Brewing Company, New Planet Brewery, Odd13 Brewing, Odell Brewing Co, Oskar Blues Brewery, Sanitas Brewing Co., Ska Brewing Company, Twisted Pine Brewig Co., Upslope Brewing Company, VisionQuest Brewing, West Flanders Brewing CO. & Wibby Brewing.

How to Get Tickets
Tickets available at Boulder Theater Box Office, by phone at (303)-786-7030 or online at

(Festivals and Special Events)

Saturday, April 27

2019 IPA Bash @ Verboten Brewing (Loveland) – 127 E. 5th Street, Loveland, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, April 27 from 11:00am-11:00pm

Details: Our second annual IPA Bash takes place April 27th! We are planning (at least) 15 different IPAs, including two sour IPAs, a classic West Coast, a double hazy, fruited IPAs and more!

$28 gets you a ten-taster ticket (with discounted tasters) plus a commemorative glass. Or you can purchase tasters a la carte. No need to purchase tickets in advance. However, commemorative glasses will be limited, so get there early if you want one!

(Festivals and Special Events)

18th Annual Corn Harvest @ Loveland Ski Area (Georgetown) – I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, April 27 from 8:30am-3:30pm

Details: Spring is in the air – wax up those skis and break out your tropical attire! The 18th Annual Corn Harvest at Loveland Ski Area is just around the corner!

It’s more than a benefit – it’s a good time with old friends and new. Join us for a fun day of spring skiing, BBQ lunch and refreshments, live music, and a HUGE collection of drawing prizes while giving back to an organization that provides backcountry information and education to our community: the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC).

Hawaiian shirts strongly encouraged!


$65 – Includes lift ticket, BBQ lunch, 1 drawing ticket, donation to CAIC, and a great day of skiing
$35 – If you already have a pass or ticket, this includes BBQ lunch, 1 drawing ticket, donation to CAIC, and a great day of skiing


$100 – Includes lift ticket, BBQ lunch, 5 drawing tickets, donation to CAIC, Corn Harvest t-shirt, a stainless steel Friends of CAIC tumbler, and a great day of skiing. VIP passes for those already in possession of a lift ticket/pass will be $70 with all this included (aside from lift ticket).

Pre-registration is now available! Print your ticket or bring it digitally on your phone for easy day-of check-in.

8:30 am – 9:30 am: Registration (pre and day-of). Morning registration will be in the upper level of the lodge at Loveland.

10:30 am – 1:30 pm: Tour Loveland’s sweet spots with a local who knows ’em, Chair 1.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Lunch at the base area

3:00 pm: Kegs tap on the upper deck!

3:30 pm: Drawing prizes galore.

As always, there will be some great gear and other prizes raffled off after hitting the slopes. Your registration includes one drawing ticket, but bring extra cash and buy more, all to support your avalanche center!

(Festivals and Special Events)

Ancient Steinbier Brew + Crawfish Boil+ Ice Carving and Live Music @ Wibby Brewing (Longmont) – 209 Emery St, Longmont, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, April 27 from 11:00am-3:00pm

Details: Throwing Down!
Go back in time with ancient brewing traditions as our brewmaster illustrates to a collection of local and regional friends, the primitive process of brewing a steinbier!
The fiery chunks of granite are heated directly over flames w/specialty wood. By introducing scorching stones into the wort, a caramel-y, smoky flavor is created. Beer enthusiasts can watch the process unfold from the taproom!
Roast s’mores over the fires for pairings with our barrel-aged Double Dunkel series that’ll make you drool!

In addition from 3-6, we will host a crawfish boil Y’ALL!

We’ll have live music by New Family Dog at 3:30. An ice-carver at 5, with a fire auction with the incredibly talented Lindseyland to follow!

For the early-risers: we’re hosting our weekly yoga class in the taproom from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. $10 pays for the class and your first beer.

(Festivals and Special Events)

Five Year Anniversary @ Comrade Brewing Company (Denver) – 7667 E Iliff Ave, Ste F, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, April 27 from 11:00am-11:00pm

Details: Mark your calendars, comrades! Raise a glass with us on Saturday April 27th as we celebrate our fifth birthday!

As always, there will be special beer releases, good food trucks and good times. We will be announcing beer releases as the event approaches but your favorites like Grapefruit Superpower and barrel aged Quit Stalin will definitely make the tap list. Stay tuned!

*We will have limited amounts of anniversary glassware available for purchase and the first 100 people in the door will receive a free crowler Koozie!*

The party will kickoff at 11am and will last until 11pm.

Special Tappings:

Grapefruit Superpower
More Dodge Less Ram Triple Dry-Hopped Superpower IPA
Barrel Aged Maple Coffee Quit Stalin
Barrel Aged Cocoa Oreo Quit Stalin
Barrel Aged Marshmallow Coconut Quit Stalin
Rye Barrel Aged Quit Stalin
Bourbon Barrel Aged Quit Stalin


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

Date/Time: Saturday, April 27 from Noon – 11pm


We are releasing 3x beers in cans this Sat, Apr 27 when we open at noon.

Here are the beers:

Sibirica Double IPA
*collab with Bearded Iris Brewing
Hops: Nelson Sauvin, Barbe Rouge
80 cases available.
Limit: 1 case/person

Kook IPA
*collab with Commonwealth Brewing Company
Hops: Galaxy, Rakau, Wai-iti, Citra
80 cases available.
Limit: 1 case/person

Beardance DDH IPA
Hops: Summer, Citra, Nugget, Mosaic
40 cases available.
Limit: 1 case/person
*10% of proceeds from Beardance cans will be donated to the annual Randlett Ute Beardance. This year’s Beardance is May 3-6 in Randlett, Utah. Come celebrate the start of spring with the Ute Nation and immerse yourself in their beautiful culture and traditions. Here’s the FB event page:

(Can / Beer Release)

6th Annual Spring Patio Party @ High Hops Brewery (Windsor) – 6461 State Highway 392, Windsor, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, April 27 from 12:00pm-9:00pm

Details: It’s patio season!
We hope you’ll join us on our beautiful patio for a fun day filled with brews, music, food, and (hopefully!) some sunshine. 🌞

🎵 Live Music All Day
Dave Tamkin 1:00-3:00pm
Paul Kopco 3:30-5:30pm
Native Station 6:00-8:00pm

🍔 Food Trucks
Chaulkboard Gourmet Express
Gunter’s Bavarian Grill

🍺 Spring Beer Tapping
Ellz Bellz – Berliner Weisse
Get $1.00 off Pints of Ellz Bellz all day!

(Festivals and Special Events)

French Toast Soyuz Stout @ Launch Pad Brewery (Aurora) – 884 S Buckley Rd, Aurora, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, April 27 from 12:00pm-11:00pm

Details: We’ll have a limited amount on tap, as well as in bombers. First come, first serve. Cheers!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Cherry Pie Sour IPA , Did We Just Become Best Friends, and MF West Coast IPA  @ Something Brewing (Brighton) – 117 N Main St, Unit A, Brighton, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, April 27 at 12:00pm

Details: “Karate in the Garage” a cherry pie sour IPA coming this Saturday at 12 noon!
Something Brewery’s newest 3 pack crowler release party is happening!!
And we are switching some things up this time around.
3 new beers on tap and in crowlers!

– “Karate in the Garage” a cherry pie sour IPA made with sweet cherry/ tart cherry purée, cinnamon, vanilla and lactose.

– “Did We Just Become Best Friends!?” A Strawberry Kiwi Cream Ale. Almost just like a sweet cream soda with a strawberry kiwi kick, perfect for these nice sunny days.

– “Forgot About Haze” a MF West Coast IPA Baby. Made with Citra and Amarillo hops in a crisp Bitter refreshing IPA.

We will have 250 crowlers of each beer and on tap as well.
La Patrona Food Truck our front as well.
Better get there early, these will go fast!

See you then.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

4th Annual Reinheitsgewhat? @ Mockery Brewing (Denver) – 3501 Delgany St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, April 27 from 12:00pm-6:00pm

Details: Join us April 27th for the 4th Annual Reinheitsgewhat?! Party in celebration of the 503rd anniversary of our favorite German Beer Purity Law!

It’s going to be a grand day of MOCKING & ROCKING the law with new and LIMITED beer releases (all of which break the law), live music by The Polkanauts “Metal by Birth-Polka by Choice”, special German food menu form Boar and Castle, and first 100 people get commemorative glassware YOU GET TO KEEP!

Breakin’ the rules in all the right places.

(Festivals and Special Events)

8th Annual Tap Takeover @ Parry’s Pizza (All Locations) – Multiple Locations

Date/ Time: Saturday, April 27 from 11:00am-9:00pm

Details: Back in 2012, when our Highlands Ranch location was our only beer-centric bar, we thought tapping 21 different Avery beers on the same day was a pretty big deal. People would take notice and spread the word. We remember at some point in talking about this, someone said, “That’s a big ass tap takeover!” It stuck.

Now, we’re on our Eighth Big Ass Tap Takeover. We have seven stores that participate in this event and it still goes down on the same day for every location. That’s a lot of beer from one spectacular brewery!

We can’t thank our good friends at Avery enough for continuing to make this event an enormous success, every yea

(Tap Takeover)

West Side Brewery Bike Loop @ WestFax Brewing Company (Lakewood) – 6733 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO 

Date/ Time: Saturday, April 27 from 12:00pm-6:00pm

Details: Bike the loop, earn free beer! Bike to 5 West Denver breweries & enjoy discounts on beer along the way, complete the loop & get a FREE beer voucher. This ride happens the last Saturday of every month April – September. Join the monthly group ride or bike the loop on your own! See full details below:

Bike the mapped out loop between WestFax, Joyride, Hogshead, Oasis, and Seedstock the last Saturday of the month. A “group ride” will rotate between breweries each month departing at noon from the respective brewery. Join the group, or bike the loop on your own anytime between 12-6pm. This event is free, simply check-in at any participating brewery to receive your official wristband and stamp card. All info can be accessed at:




Please be safe and know your limits! Please also be sure to wear the appropriate safety equipment and ensure your bike is in proper working order.

(Festivals and Special Events)

Rye Fest 2019 @ Chain Reaction Brewing Company (Loveland) – 902 S Lipan St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, April 27 from 12:00pm-4:00pm

Details: Who’s ready to Rye?!? Rye fest is back and its better than ever! This small unique beer fest is all about RYE BEER, good friends and doing some good while we enjoy our RYE brews.

This year the event will take place April 27th 2019 12-4pm at Chain Reaction Brewing Company. Uncle Tapas will be here slinging food. $40 will get you unlimited tasters of all the different RYE beers and a limited edition collector pint glass.

Procceeds from ticket sales will go to The Rebels Project. The Rebels Project seeks to embrace, support, and connect survivors of mass tragedy and trauma by creating a safe environment to share unique resources, experiences, and provide education surrounding the varying effects of mass trauma.

List of participating breweries:
Chain Reaction Brewing
Strange Craft Beer Company
Black Sky Brewery
The Brew on Broadway ( The BoB )
Barnett & Son Brewing Co
Brewery Rickoli Ltd.
Wit’s End Brewing Company
Peak to Peak Tap & Brew
Dead Hippie Brewing
Boggy Draw Brewery
105 West Brewing Company
38 State Brewing Company
Coal Mine Ave Brewing Company

Please follow the eventbrite link to get your tickets now and we hope to see you at RYE FEST!

(Festivals and Special Events)

Sunday, April 28

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

Date/ Time: Sunday, April 28 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)

3rd Annual Belgian Brew Fest @ Bruz Beers (Denver) – 1675 W 67th Ave, Ste 100, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Sunday, April 28 from 1:00pm-4:00pm

Details: Tickets on sale for the 3rd Annual Belgian Brew Fest 2019!

12+ Breweries featuring Belgian style beers, food trucks, live music and more! Festival will be held in The Garden next to Bruz Beers.

The Fest brings Belgian-style craft brewers together to celebrate the art of handcrafting these beers. This year, 12 breweries will be in attendance showcasing their best and sometimes most unusual brews:

Briar Common Brewery + Eatery, Denver, CO
Bruz Beers, Denver, CO
Duvel, Belgium
Elevation Beer Company, Poncha Springs, CO
Goldspot Brewing Company, Denver, CO
The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project, Denver, CO
Liberati Osteria & Oenobeers, Denver, CO
Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY
Paradox Beer Company, Divide, CO
Periodic Brewing, Leadville, CO
River North Brewery, Denver, CO
Thirsty Monk, Denver, CO
Trubucha, Lone Tree, CO (for non-beer drinkers)

Spigot Labs provides tracking technology through its RFID taste tracking system for the festival. This technology allows customers and breweries to track the beers being tasted and captures ratings and preferences.

Live Music By: Morsel

Food Trucks: The Veggie Whisperer, Laziz Ya Lebanese, Pico Arepa Food Truck

Kids and families welcome.

More info:

(Festivals and Special Events)

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