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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | May 22, 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, May 22

Shorter Nights, Lager Days! @ Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) – 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, May 1- Thursday, May 30 from 4:00pm– 9:00pm

Details: 5th Annual Shorter Nights, Lager Days – A month long celebration of traditional and experimental lagers! Weekly beer releases, keep the lager glass special, live music, food trucks, & trivia!

Event/Lager Lineup:

Wed, May 1st: Maibock, Peppercorn Pilsner, Japanese Rice Lager
Thurs, May 2nd: Cellared Doppelbock + Food Truck: The Vegetable Express
Fri, May 3rd: Live Music from Miles Perry & Dave Pullins of Caribou Mountain Collective (6:30-8:30pm) + Food Truck: Bandar Mediterranean
Sat, May 4th: Agave Lime Mexican Lager (draft & bomber release) + Cask Agave Lime Mexican Lager with Watermelon + Micheladas + Food Truck: Zeal serving fresh tacos, tostones with tomatillo salsa, black beans and salsa rachera
Thurs, May 9th: India Pale Lager (IPL) + Hammer’s Trivia + Food Truck: The Vegetable Express
Tues, May 14th: Vienna Lager
Thurs, May 16th: Imperial Pilsner
Sat, May 18th: Boysenberry Helles + Live Music from RAVINWOLF
Tues, May 21st: Cask Keller Pils
Thurs, May 23rd: Dark Czech Lager
Thurs, May 30th: Cellared Imperial Yamtoberfest

Put your sunglasses on and get ready to drink right into summer!

(Festivals and Special Events)

Hazy Sweet Bloom Coffee IPA Release @ WestFax Brewing Company (Lakewood) – 6733 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, May 22 from 11:30am– 10:00pm

Details: Come taste this unique small batch release in collaboration with our neighbors Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters! This hazy coffee IPA is floral with flavors of passion fruit, lemon, pleasant bitterness infused with Sweet Bloom’s Duromina roast from Jimma, Ethiopia, providing additional white peach/lemon drop notes. Hops used: Mosaic, Amarillo, Zythos, Simcoe, Azacca. Single keg, not available to-go.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Friday, May 24

Grand Opening Weekend @ Resolute Tap and Cellar (Arvada) – 18148 West 92nd Lane Ste. 100, Arvada, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, May 24- Monday, May 27 from 11:00am– 9:00pm

Details: It’s here! We’re opening the doors and are ready to celebrate! Come join us at our brand new barrel aging facility in the Candelas neighborhood stating Friday, May 24 at 11am. We’ll have Fajita Junction/The Dog Haus on Friday, CrockSpot food truck Saturday, Basic Kneads Pizza Sunday and Ol’ Skool Que on Monday for all your food needs, along with the following beers (lineup subject to change!)

BA Beers: (No Crowlers, Limit 2)
Bourbon Barrel Aged Danger Zone
Barrel Aged Coffee Imperial Porter – Tennessee Maple Finshing & Bourbon Blend
Barrel Aged Braggot – Port/Whiskey Finishing Barrels

Easy Drinkers:
Mama’s Boy (Kristal Weiss w/ Lemon Peel)

Dark Czech

Hop Forward:
Transparently Trendy
Mandarina Bavaria Wet Hop IPA
Cape of Good Hop (Available in 16oz Cans/Limited Supply)

Fluffy the Lemon Slayer (No Crowlers, cans coming soon!)
Mango/Lime Sour

Malt Focused:
Wee Heavy

High ABV:
2018 Anniversary Ale (No Crowlers/Limited Supply)
Tangential (Available in 16oz Cans/Limited Supply)

We’re so excited to celebrate at our new location with you!

(Grand Opening)

Tangential Release Can Release @ Resolute Brewing Company (Arvada) – 7286 S Yosemite St, Ste 110, Centennial, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, May 24- Sunday, May 26 from 11:00am– 9:00pm

Details: Are you ready for some new cans? We’re over the moon to release Tangential, a mimosa inspired brut ale!

“Blurring the lines between beer and a champagne based cocktail, Tangential is a unique twist on a Mimosa that is in a category of its own. Unlike most brut beers, this is not an IPA. Using the same concept of a dry, effervescent base, we decided to take this style into a whole new direction with the addition of Sauvignon Blanc grape juice and Tangerine puree. This might just make you rethink your favorite Sunday brunch beverage, whether you’r a beer drinker or not!”

– Justin Burnsed, Head Brewer

We’ll have cans and draft pours at both Centennial and Arvada locations:
$6 10oz on draft (limit 2)
$6 16 oz Can (no limit)
$20 4 pack

Come by either location and feel those brunch vibes!

(Bottle/Can Release)

BURLY-versary @ BURLY Brewing Company (Arvada) – 680 Atchison Way, Suite 800, Castle Rock, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, May 24 from 11:00am– 11:00pm

Details: Our one year birthday is coming up and we’re planning a party to celebrate. Why wouldn’t we? We can assure you that no one only halfway clothed will be jumping out of a cake…or can we?

We can announce that we will be releasing a new beer each of the four days we’re celebrating during the long weekend. Saturday will be the biggest day of them all with live music, raffles, birthday cake, a birthday beer, bounce house, a corn hole tournament and an extra-special limited piece of BURLYversary glassware!

We’ve also employed one of Denver’s greatest entertainment companies to stop in for some magic, juggling, face painting and balloon twisting (1p-5p). (This is not only for the kiddos – adults can have childish fun, too!)

Clowns on stilts swallowing flaming machetes. Who knows what could happen!

Get this event on your calendars and set those reminders!


Billsner Release Party @ Hogshead Brewery (Denver) – 4460 W 29th Ave, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, May 24 from 6:00pm– 11:00pm

Details: The annual release of the 13 week lager with Bierstadt. Come and get it. German everything! Brats and Kraut, music, short pants..

(Bottle/Can Release)

5th Anniversary Weekend @ 4 Noses Brewing Company (Broomfield) – 8855 W 116th Cir, Broomfield, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, May 24- Monday, May 27 from 12:00pm– 11:00pm

Details: It’s time to celebrate our 5th Anniversary with you all!

We’ll have new beer releases, food trucks, live music, and so much more! RSVP and we’ll keep you updated so you don’t miss a thing.

NEW BEER RELEASES will include a fruited kettle sour, experimental IPA, a new Brut style, multiple barrel aged creations, and more!

Friday: Can & Bottle Release Day
Food Trucks: The Little Big Sandwich Truck & Bits & Pieces con cerveza
Live Music with Pat and Roger

Saturday: Releases Continue (Including one big, chilly reveal to come!)
Food Trucks: Moontime Crepes LLC & DownTown Fingers
Live Bluegrass from Burn it Blue on the extended patio!

Sunday: Hangover Brunch + Special Mug Release. Take a little hair of the dog by enjoying a beermosa in one of our new enamel camping mugs!
Food Trucks: Brunch with Burgerchief, nitro coldbrew from Two Rivers Coffee, and mini donuts from The Dapper Doughnut – FlatIron Crossing with King of Wings joining us in the afternoon!
Live music from Josh Blackburn starting at 3pm!

Monday: Disc Golf Putting Competition (starts at 2pm!)
Food Trucks: Moontime Crepes LLC and Tony Guacamole Food Truck & Catering


D. Bolt Lite Lager Can Release + Patio Party @ Diebolt Brewing Company (Denver) – 3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, May 24 from 3:00pm– 10:00pm

Details: Join us as we kick off Memorial Day Weekend in style with a good old fashioned patio party! Bust out your bike after work and come on in for this clear, crisp new lager.

D. Bolt Lite Lager
Clean, Crisp, Refreshing…Our take on this classic American Lager epitomizes all that is great of the most prolific beer style in The States. Brewed with Flaked Corn and American Barley, exclusively hopped with Liberty and crafted with the utmost passion and care.
4.2% ABV

Canned and on tap in the tasting room

Launch Base will be throwing down some tunes at 8PM and cans will be for sale all day – just in time to take on your Memorial Day camping trip or hike!

(Festivals and Special Events)

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

Date/ Time: Friday, May 24 from 12:00pm– 11:00pm

Details: Join us on Friday, May 24th for the can release of Muscle Memory, Forbidden Idol – Castaway & DDH Wheels Up! We’ll also be doing a canning run of Rare Trait, our House IPA which will be available starting today (5/21) when doors open at 4pm!

𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐜𝐥𝐞 𝐌𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐲
𝟻.𝟸% 𝙰𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝙿𝚊𝚕𝚎 𝙰𝚕𝚎
A generous helping of oats make this Pale Ale dangerously drinkable. Bursting with notes of grapefruit, orange marmalade & pineapple!
$14/4-Pack, Limit 1 case PP

𝔽𝕠𝕣𝕓𝕚𝕕𝕕𝕖𝕟 𝕀𝕕𝕠𝕝 // ℂ𝕒𝕤𝕥𝕒𝕨𝕒𝕪⠀⠀
7% 𝚃𝚒𝚔𝚒 𝚂𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝙸𝙿𝙰
Hopped with Citra, Motueka & Galaxy in the whirlpool and then added lactose, coconut, pineapple, lime, almond & vanilla
$18/4-Pack, Limit 1 case PP

𝘿𝘿𝙃 𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙐𝙥
𝟼.𝟻% 𝙳𝚘𝚞𝚋𝚕𝚎 𝙳𝚛𝚢-𝙷𝚘𝚙𝚙𝚎𝚍 𝙸𝙿𝙰
Brewed with oats and a touch of raw wheat then hopped with staggering amounts of Citra & Sabro. Loaded with notes of pineapple and coconut. Brewed in honor of Sean’s dad’s last flight. Happy retirement, John!
$18/4-Pack. Limit 1 case PP

In addition, we will be releasing a very limited amount of NEW custom Tiki mugs! $15/mug, Limit 2 PP. Pics to come!

(Bottle/Can Release)

New Image Brewing Collaboration Tapping @ Parry’s Pizza (Northglenn) – 100 E 120th Ave, Northglenn, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, May 24 from 3:00pm– 6:00pm

Details: We’ve got New Image Brewing Company in the house in collaboration with Danish craft brewery To Øl, featuring “Kilo Pounds Per Barrel Liter” Triple IPA along with other New Image and To Øl beers on draft!

Join us for this memorable evening as we celebrate these amazing craft breweries!

(Festivals and Special Events)

Pilot Series Beer Release: Table Saison @ The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project (Denver) – 925 W 8th Ave, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, May 24 from 3:00am– 11:00pm

Details: Super crushable with a very mild bready backbone, our Table Saison clocks in at 3.1% ABV so you can definitely have more than one. Perfect for a nice relaxing day on the patio. This is a pilot batch, so just over a keg available. Get it before it’s gone!

The Veggie Whisperer will be our food truck for the evening.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Saturday, May 25

Beer + Bacon + Coffee + Waffles @ Verboten Brewing (Loveland) – 127 E. 5th Street, Loveland, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, May 25 at 11:00am-1:00pm

Details: It is that time of year again, Beer & Bacon & Coffee & Waffle breakfast time! We are working with a couple of our favorite people to provide you another breakfast of champions. We are providing the beer, The Ball Joint Micro-Catering is serving up bacon and waffles, and Dark Heart Coffee Bar has got the java.

Once again, you can go all in for three mini waffles paired with three beers and a side of bacon and coffee, or you can pick and choose your from our al a carte menu. Waffles will be served with a topping bar so you can make them as decadent as you like! We are serving from 11 to 1 p.m. or as long as the waffles and bacon last!

(Beer Dinner/Brunch)

First Fifteener Cans @ River North Brewery (Denver) – 6021 Washington St, Unit A, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, May 25 at 12:00pm-9:00pm

Details: It’s official – we now have a year-round Double IPA!

Brewed with stratospheric levels of Simcoe, Centennial & Falconer’s Flight hops, Fifteener is a 10% ABV West Coast-style hop colossus. Remarkably dry and drinkable, we will have Fifteener on tap and available in six-packs to go – $14 each. Cans will also ship to independent liquor stores around the state in advance of Memorial Day. Going forward, Fifteener will be a year-round staple in our #AdventureFuel lineup!

“You know the fourteeners, now conquer Colorado’s only Fifteener.”

(Bottle/Can Release)

Ursula 5th Anniversary- Hawaiian Luau @ Ursula Brewery (Aurora) -2101 N Ursula St Unit 10, Aurora, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, May 25 at 12:00pm-9:00pm

Details: Get ready for our 5th anniversary celebration with a Hawaiian Luau and Pig Roast!! Music and games all day long. Special limited edition “Hawaiian” hats, headbands and t-shirts will also be available for purchase.

Plus many, many beer releases

**Anniversary special’s:
Maluhia (Sour Wheat beer with Pineapple and hibiscus flower) – Cans $14/4pk and Draft $6 12oz
Angel of the Odd w/Blackberry and Raspberry (9 month mixed culture Dark Saison) – 750ml bottles $18 and Draft $10 12oz
Made In Colorado NEIPA (100% Colorado grown ingredients. This is a reformulation of Rocky Mountain Water) – Cans $14/4pk 16oz and Draft $6 12oz

**Fresh batches of some old favorites:
Lazy Brewer – Cans $16/4pk 16oz and Draft $7 12oz
Renata – Cans $12/6pk 16oz and Draft $6 16oz


Sour, Wild & Fruited Fest @ Hops & Pie (Denver) – 3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, May 25 at 12:00pm-11:00pm

Details: We Will Be Pouring:
Jester King – Montmorency vs Balaton
Cantillon – Fou’ Foune
Casey Brewing & Blending – East Bank Peach, Funky Blender Grape, Casey Family Preserve’s Apricot, Apricot East Bank, Casey Family Preserve’s White Peach, Apricot Fruit Stand, Funky Blender Peach
Bellwood Brewing – Jelly King Pineapple
Beachwood/Cellarmaker – Bright Sunshiny Day
Cascade – Brunch Line
Creature Comforts – Athena Paradiso Passion Fruit & Guava
Crooked Stave/Omnipollo – Blackberry Bianca
The Rare Barrel – Pop’T Art
Propolis – Zephyros
Black Project – Cygnus B
Drie Fonteinen – Oude Gouze/Hommage/Armond & Gaston
Tilquin – TBD
Ritterguts – Gose
Grimm Brothers – Lunar Return
Russian River – TBD

(Festivals and Special Events)

Ostara & Rest Rest Release @ TRVE Brewing (Denver) – 227 Broadway # 101, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, May 25 at 12:00pm-10:00pm

Details: TRVE Brewing Co. will be releasing two new cans, Saturday May 25th at 12pm: OSTARA & REST.

OSTARA is an annual spring seasonal mixed culture golden ale w/dandelion, lemongrass, and lemon peel (limited Distro).

REST is a lagered saison brewed in collaboration with Oxbow Brewing Company from Portland, Maine (no Distro).

Both beers will be available in limited quantities of 16oz-4packs.

(Bottle/Can Release)

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

Date/ Time: Saturday, May 25 at 12:00pm-11:00pm

Details: We are releasing 3x beers in cans on Sat, May 25th.

Plus, Joel Lotito & Pals is playing live from 5-8PM.

Here are the beers:

Flock IPA
Hops: Nelson Sauvin, Citra, Centennial, Hallertau Blanc
*Brewed with Sauvignon Blanc grape juice
Availability: 40 cases
Limit: 1 case/person

Steezy DDH IPA
Hops: Mosaic, Nelson Sauvin
Availability: 50 cases
Limit: 1 case/person

In the Steep IPA
Hops: Citra
Availability: 30 cases
Limit: 1 case/person

(Bottle/Can Release)

Third Beer-Versary @ Florence Brewing Company (Florence) – 200 S. Pikes Peak Avenue, Florence, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, May 25 at 12:00pm-10:00pm

Details: Florence Brewing Company’s Third Beer-Versary is happening again on Saturday May 25th. From Noon until 10 pm, join us for another amazing family friendly block party! Well behaved dogs on a leash are welcome. Giant connect four, corn hole & other games will be available.

We will be joined on stage by 3 Colorado native bands this year; Mark’s Midnight Carnival Show (12:00-3:00), Eternal Temples – The E.T.s (3:30-6:30), & Grant Sabin and the Juke Joint Highball (7:00-10:00).

For the first time ever we present Jack’s Axe Throwing: a licensed mobile axe throwing company out of Colorado Springs. $10 for unlimited throws, test out your skills against your friends!

Local food trucks Mimi’s Grill, Fire it Up Wood Fired Pizza & More & Michael Dean’s Sausage and Dawgs will be serving food starting at Noon.

Overland Discovery will also be present with a cool demo of one of their Jeep Camping Packages!

We will be selling special Third Anniversary Shirts, Hats & Stickers so make sure to get yours before they’re gone!


Over Yonder Brewing Grand Opening @ Over Yonder Brewing (Golden) – 18455 W Colfax Avenue, Suite 103, Golden, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, May 25 at 2:00pm-10:00pm

Details: Save the date for our grand opening on Saturday May 25th! 18455 W. Colfax Ave, #103 Golden CO 80401

(Grand Opening)

Sunday, May 26 

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

Date/ Time: Sunday, May 26 from 12:00pm-4:00pm

Details: Ah, Colorado weather will getcha.

We had hoped to bring together as many local craft makers and doers as we could on 303 Day this year, but the weather forced us to postpone. We were down, but not out – and now we have a new date for an even bigger and better event than originally planned.

Our 303 MKT will be SUNDAY, May 26, on and around the Station 26 patio and side yard, from noon to 4:00 p.m.

We are excited to bring together as many local artisans and makers as we can fit for a craft market in celebration of our local community.

A running list of confirmed vendors so far is below.

**If you want to participate, or know someone who should, feel free to email [email protected] by FRIDAY, MAY 17**

Crafted Art Emporium
Boom Ninja (Seth Wiggins)
Winnie Lou – The Canine Co.
Idiot Cult
Ashley Favor Fine Art
Fonda Elizabeth Arts
Esters Denver
Hickeys Teas
Cake Crumbs Bakery & Cafe
Designs Intertwined
Chibby Wibbitz Sliderz n Bitez
Bear Paw Granola
High Gear Soul

Let’s come together for a celebration of community, art, experiences, food, and yeah…beer. We’ll have plenty of that.

See you at NOON on 5/26 for the 303 MKT!

(Festivals and Special Events)

Pearabola Pear Kettle Sour Release @ Launch Pad Brewery (Aurora) – 884 S Buckley Rd, Aurora, CO

Date/ Time: Sunday, May 26 at 12:00pm-8:00pm

Details: We are releasing a brand new kettle sour-Pearabola. Sweet pear juice meets tart kettle sour. RELEASE SUNDAY! We will also have Aroma of Brazil food truck here.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Monday, May 27

Pua Aloalo Online Release @ Wiley Roots Brewing Company (Greeley) -625 3rd St., Greeley, CO

Date/ Time: Monday, May 27- Friday, May 31 at 10:00am-11:30pm

Details: Your tropical island awaits. 🌺

Today, we are excited to finally announce the release of Pua Aloalo, our Mixed Culture Sour Golden with Hawaiian hibiscus and whole bean Papua New Guinea vanilla, starting on Friday, May 31, at 12pm.

Bottle vouchers will be pre-sold online for $14 per person, starting Monday, May 27, 2019 at 10am with a limit of 3 per person. All vouchers are first come, first served. We will also have a small amount of bottles available on-site, with a limit of 3 bottles per person. Only 15% of bottles will be sold on-site, so please buy online to guarantee your allocation. Limits online and on-site subject to change.

• Sale starts Monday, May 27, 2019 at 10am
• Sale ends Monday, May 30, 2019 at 11:30pm
• Vouchers are sold exclusively through our website
• Cost: $14 per voucher
• Limit: 3 vouchers per person
• Voucher includes: Single 500mL bottle of Pua Aloalo
• Vouchers will be available online until sold out
• Purchasers must provide a valid ID during pick up
• Proxies are allowed
• Proxies must provide proof of purchase and a picture of purchaser’s ID during pickup
• Purchasers and individuals picking up for proxies must be 21 or older
• Pick up starts Friday, May 31, 2019 at 12pm
• Pick up ends Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 8pm


(Bottle/Can Release)

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