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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | June 12, 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.

Thursday, June 13

Hipster Hazy IPA Release @ Black Bottle Brewery (Fort Collins) – 1611 South College Ave Suite 1609, Fort Collins, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, June 13 from 11:00am– 10:00pm

Details:Times change and so do Hipsters. Our brand new Hipster IPA has been reimagined as a Hazy IPA and will be a new staple at BBB. What used to be a 100% Centennial hopped West Coast IPA is now a New England Style Hazy IPA brewed with Simcoe, Calypso, and Citra hops. Come by and try the new generation of Hipster! As an added bonus, we will also be tapping our first ever Imperial Hazy IPA to help celebrate. “One Trick Pony” comes in at 9.0% ABV and is brewed with Eureka!, Ekuanot, and Citra hops. Reid Tynan will also be here playing some live jams from 5-7pm!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti @ Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver) – 2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, June 13 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!

6/13 | Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti – another extension of our Yeti clan, Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti is the next flavor evolution for our cherished imperial stout. Sweet vanilla tones meld into the oak characteristics as the two flavors support and enhance one another.

(Bottle/Can Release)

Hefen’ Juicy Collab @ WestFax Brewing Company (Lakewood) – 6733 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, June 13 from 2:00pm– 10:00pm

Details:This is one collab brew you don’t wanna miss! A hazy/juicy Hefeweizen hopped with Vic Secret, Cashmere, Amarillo and infused with orange zest. This brew has notes or banana, orange, citrus and is perfect for your summer taste buds. Available at both Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery and WestFax Brewing Company starting this Thursday!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Hop Fling Summer @ Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) – 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, June 13 from 4:00pm– 9:00pm

Details:  Hop Fling Summer Blonde is a brand new seasonal. This refreshingly crushable light blonde ale was brewed and dry hopped with loads of bright, fruity Citra, Mosaic, and Pacific Jade hops. Consider this your new summer fling!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Finn is Down with Westbound & Down @ Finn’s Manor (Denver) – 2927 Larimer St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, June 13 from 5:30pm– 12:00am

Details:  Join us this Thursday, June 13th, as we take over the taps with our friends from Westbound & Down Brewing Company
We’ll have 6 Westbound & Down beers pouring, including their Grape Squad beers – Voignier, Riesling, Cab Franc & still Cab Franc. We’ll also have Tiger Vision IPA (Smog City Brewing collab) & Session IPA pouring.


(Tap Takeover)

Friday, June 14

Love at All Cost @ Black Shirt Brewing Company (Denver) – 3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, June 14 from 11:00am-10:00pm

Details: During the weekend of June 14-16, the city of Denver will gather to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community: remarkably diverse, unapologetically visible, fierce, strong, and proud. To honor this weekend of inclusivity and mutual respect, we brewed a beer called LOVE AT ALL COST, a dry hopped raspberry-passion fruit Berliner Weisse, and we’re putting it on nitro. (It’s also lactose-free and vegan.) $1 from each draft of LOVE AT ALL COST will benefit RANGE Consulting, a program of The Center on Colfax that works to eliminate LGBTQIA+ discrimination in Colorado’s workplaces. We have a very limited amount of this beer, so swing by sooner rather than later! Taps Friday, June 14.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Summer Quadruple Release @ 4 Noses Brewing Company (Broomfield) – 8855 W 116th Cir, Broomfield, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, June 14 from 12:00pm-11:00pm

Details: We celebrating the stay of warm weather with a quadruple release!

Yep, you heard us right.

We will release the following:
• Keller Helles: a keller style helles lager. This will be offered on tap only.
• Apricot Velvet: everyone’s favorite anniversary beer – canned! The next up in our Velvet series with apricot, peach, vanilla beans, and lactose. Will be available on tap & in 4-packs!
• Liquid Confidential: An imperial New England style IPA
• The Ogden Ale: A citra hopped ale brewed in collaboration with The Ogden Theatre! Will be available on tap, in 6 packs, and at The Ogden Theatre!

We will have Yummys here in the afternoon. Come have a few with us on the patio!

(Bottle/Can Release)

Sour Kveik Milkshake IPA @ Finkel & Garf Brewing Co. (Boulder) – 455 Spine Road Unit A, Boulder, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, June 14 from 3:00pm-10:00pm

Details: This Friday, June 14th we are releasing our Sour Kveik Milkshake IPA in the tap room. It will be available on tap and in 4-packs.

It features Mosaic, Citra, and Huell Melon hops. The nose is full of dank Mosaic hops followed by strong notes of lemon curd, strawberries, and key lime with a creamy finish.

Tap room opens at 3p on Friday. We look forward to seeing you then!

(Bottle/Can Release)

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

Date/ Time: Friday, June 14 from 3:00pm-7:00pm

Details: We teamed up with Goed Zuur again this year to make another blend specifically for Five Points Jazz Fest. Join us at The Cultural Center for the bottle release! Draft pours of Acid Jazz Vol. 2 will be available as well as other draft offerings from both Amalgam Brewing and Westbound & Down Brewing Company, including a sneak peek of some of the new Grape Squad variants. Goed Zuur will be here serving up cheese plates and other meals from their event truck.

Acid Jazz Vol. 2 750ml/$25, limit 2 per person. 150 bottles available.
(This Friday will be the only opportunity to purchase bottles of Acid Jazz Vol. 2 to-go. After the release, Acid Jazz Vol. 2 will only be available for on-site consumption at Goed Zuur and at special events.)

We’ll also be pulling 10 bottles of Acid Jazz Vol. 1 from our cellar for those who join us early. 750ml/$25, limit 1 per person.

Tentative Draft list:

– Westbound & Down –
Acid Jazz Vol. 2
Grape Squad + Viognier
Grape Squad + Riesling
Grape Squad + Cabernet-Franc
Still Grape Squad + Cabernet-Franc
The Coloradan – Mexican Lager
Westbound Session IPA

– Amalgam –
Hidden Bridges
Composition #4 (Lemon Zest)

Tentative Bottle list:

– Westbound & Down –
Acid Jazz Vol. 2 (On-site and to-go) – 150 bottles available
Acid Jazz Vol. 1 (On-site or to-go) – 10 bottles available
Blenders’ Insurance Nectarine (On-site only) – 12 bottles available
Blenders’ Insurance (On-site and to-go)

– Amalgam –
Underground Breakfast (On-site only) – 6 bottles available
Peace & Assist Vol. 3 (On-site only)
Ensemble (On-site only)
Landscapes (Orchard Blend) (On-site & to-go)
Composition #1 (On-site & to-go)

(Festivals and Special Events)

Notorious Juicy NEIPA Release-Spangalang Collab @ Craft Alley (Denver) – 1455 S Pearl, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, June 14 from 4:00pm-9:00pm

Details: Throw your hands in the air, if you’s a true player.

Join us in the Beer Garden to try the very first in our series of collaborations – Notorious Juicy NEIPA – a hazy IPA brewed in collaboration with Spangalang Brewery with mosaic, zythos, and galaxy hops.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Saturday, June 15

Denver Beer Co- Arvada 2nd Anniversary Celebration @ Denver Beer Co. (Arvada) – 5768 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, June 15 from 11:00am– 8:00pm

Details: Denver Beer Co. Arvada is turning TWO! We want to give a special thanks to the entire Arvada community for your support over the past 2 years! We love Arvada and are so thrilled to be a part of this amazing community, thank you for killer 2 years!

To celebrate our 2nd 365 days in Olde Town, we’re throwing an all-day community celebration! We’ll have live music from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., birthday cake, special beer tappings, and games all day!

Guerrilla Fanfare @ 2PM
Jeff White Music @ 4:30PM
Bad Bunnies @ 6PM

We hope to see you on June 15th!

Cheers to you Arvada!


PPBC All Day Anniversary Festival @ Pikes Peak Brewing (Monument) – 1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, June 15 from 11:00am– 11:00pm

Details: Thanks to EVERYONE who have helped us succeed! You have demonstrated that “life is better when lived together!”

We are celebrating 8 years!

Here is the line-up:

11:00AM – Tapping Ocho Mexican Lager

Food Trucks: Noon-9PM
Small Bites Available – Try Them All!
The Stube
BF Chew-Chew Gastrotruck
Patty’s Gourmet Hamburgers
360 Arepas

Axe Throwing 2-5PM Jack’s Axe Throwing

Brewery Tours: 1PM | 3PM | 5PM

2-5 Skin&Bones
5-8 Brian Ernst
8-11 That Damn Sasquatch


Guava IPA Beer Release @ Goldspot Brewing Company (Denver) – 4970 Lowell Blvd, Denver, CP

Date/ Time: Saturday, June 15 from 12:00pm– 10:00pm

Details:Summer is finally here which means it is time for the Guava IPA! This year we are releasing it for Denver Pride weekend and a dollar per pour will benefit One Colorado!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

25th Anniversary Party @ Bristol Brewing Company (Colorado Springs) – 1604 S. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, June 15 from 12:00pm– 6:00pm

Details: Can you even believe it?! It’s been 25 amazing years since we opened our doors. We’ve gone through some massive milestones, but this one deserves its own celebration! In fact, we will be celebrating ALL. YEAR. LONG.

Case in point: Throughout 2019 we’ll be releasing no less than FOUR super cool, special edition, mixed 12-packs with some of our most iconic beers and special twists on these classics. We call ‘em Birthday Boxes, and the first one will be dropping in March so keep your lids peeled for details on that soon.

But we also want to party with y’all! So make sure to save the date for our 25th Anniversary Party: June 15th! It’s going to be one heck of a shindig!

What should you expect? Well, there’s going to be live music, from Tejon Street Corner Thieves, Woodshed Red, and Mike Clark and the Sugar Sounds. Gold panning with Friends of Cheyenne Cañon, a Robosurfer from Monarch Mountain (go ahead a Google that one), chalk art with Meadows Park Community Center. COS Girls Pint Out will also be there! Don’t forget the traveling playground with Smokebrush Foundation & Concrete Couch. Plus a cornhole tournament put on by UpaDowna! And we will have a tie-dye station as well!


Gig Economy Release @ Our Mutual Friend Brewery (Denver) – 2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, June 15 from 12:00pm– 11:30pm

Details: Gig Economy is the brain-child from our friendship with the good humans at Casa Agria Specialty Ales in Oxnard, CA. We used barley, buckwheat, oats, millet, and hay (what horses eat) in the mash. It then fermented in stainless steel using mixed-cultures from OMF and Casa Agria. The result is a complex beer with tropical flavor and aroma, minerality, and light sour and funk. We love this beer and hope you enjoy it.

Gig Economy will be available on draft and in bottles this Saturday, June 15th starting at noon, with 500ml bottles available for $12 each.

With gratitude, cheers!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Brewer’s Light Pride Parade & Rumpus @ Call to Arms Brewing Company (Denver) – 4526 Tennyson St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, June 15 from 12:00pm– 6:00pm

Details: A whole bunch of local craft breweries joined together to build a float and participate in the Coors Light Denver Pride Parade to show our unified support and love for the LGBTQ community…but Coors said we weren’t allowed. So we decided to make our own parade…

Introducing the Brewer’s Light Pride Parade & Rumpus on Saturday, June 15th.

The parade kicks off at 3pm and will leave from the Grateful Gnome, saunter up Tennyson to turn around at the Empourium, and finish at Call to Arms. Here the festivities will continue with DJ DSRE from 3 – 6pm, food, ice cream, and delicious beer. We will have a special beer release just for the occasion, where a portion of the proceeds of every single pour will go toward the The Trevor Project, an organization dedicated to providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention to LGBTQ youth.

We will also be featuring Limited-Edition/Limited-Run CTA Pride Pocket Tees (with a portion of those sales donated to The Trevor Project) as well as guest taps from several local Denver breweries.

An enormous thank you to our breweries in support:
The Empourium Brewing Company
Goldspot Brewing Company
Station 26 Brewing Co.
Woods Boss Brewing
Novel Strand Brewing Company
The Grateful Gnome Sandwich Shoppe & Brewery
Bierstadt Lagerhaus

Gather your friends, don your best Pride Gear, and join us on JUNE 15TH!

(Festivals and Special Events)

Rainbow Alley Fundraiser @ Factotum Brewhouse (Denver) – 3845 Lipan St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, June 15 from 12:00pm– 10:00pm

Details: To celebrate Denver’s PRIDE weekend, we are donating proceeds from every pint sold to Rainbow Alley – Official, whose mission is to Provide a safe and brave space, resources, and advocacy to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer and allied youth in the Denver Metro area and statewide.

Additionally, the first 100 pints sold will also be served with a rainbow lollipop garnish, just for fun 🙂

Please consider supporting our local LGTBQ+ youth by popping by and having a beer at Factotum on this day!

(Festivals and Special Events)

An IPA Summer Party Vol. 1 @ Alpine Dog Brewing Company (Denver) – 1505 Ogden St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, June 15 from 1:00pm– 10:00pm

Details: For our kickoff to summer party this year we will be releasing a new Hazy/New England IPA along with a new West Coast IPA and leaving it to the fans to vote for the superior IPA! Voting will give you a shot at prizes!

In corner one: The Haze – Heavily hopped with Sabro over Amarillo, Citra, and Mandarina for massive citrus and tropical fruit juice with notes of coconut, a full mouthfeel of proper juicy haze and restrained bitterness!

In corner two: The West Coast – Big doses of Idaho 7 and Azacca hops bringing rich red grapefruit and pine with stonefruit notes; dry with full bitterness and haze free!

We will be taking votes for the winner and voting will earn you a shot at prizes!
Buy a sample of each for one vote or earn a vote per pint! Votes will earn raffle tickets to be drawn every hour from 3-9 with prizes including crowlers of your favorite beer or Alpine Dog gear!

Live music by The One And Only Jon Ham from 3 -6pm!

Food Truck – Korean BBQ by Denver Cupbop!

(Festivals and Special Events)

Gunbarrel Brewing 2nd Anniversary Bash  + Augustus @ Gunbarrel Brewing Company (Boulder) – 7088 Winchester Cir, Boulder, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, June 15 from 1:00pm– 11:00pm

Details: Celebrate TWO yearS of Gunbarrel Brewing Company at our Birthday BASH! Tapping 8 NEW beers! One every 1/2 hour!! HOT DAMN 33 brands (COUNT THEM #33!!!) of our very own beers being released in 16oz cans! Performance by Augustus.Colorado Fried Chicken Company food truck & Winnie Lou – The Canine Co. pup food truck. Free Photo booth. Face painters Giveaways. Raffle, Prizes & More. NO COVER

New Beers tapped throughout the day. Stay tuned for hourly schedule. Sours, Barrel Aged Stouts, New England Style IPA, Highly Fruited Beers, Barrels, Barrels, Barrels & more!!

Concert by AUGUSTUS – doors @5, music @5:30pm

Fresh off their nation-wide spring tour! From their humble acoustic beginnings in 2013, to their current status as a full time 4pc touring rock band. Harvested from the most significant American musical movements and rooted in truly good songwriting, the distinct Denver psych-rock quartet Augustus is taking the Nation by storm. Inspired by White Denim, Radiohead, Wilco, Bright Light Social Hour, Tame Impala, the National, the Beatles.

Free Parking, NO COVER. FREE


RiNo Beer Festival @ RiNo Beer Garden (Denver) – 3800 Walnut Street, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, June 15 from 2:00pm– 6:00pm

Details: Drink Colorado’s Best Independent Craft Beer this Summer in the RiNo Art District! RiNo Beer Fest features Unlimited Samples from 20+ Breweries, a DJ Dance Party, Rocky Mountain Slices Food Truck & More to be announced!

When: Saturday, June 15 from 2PM – 6PM
Where: RiNo Beer Garden
How Much: Limited Tier 2 Tickets start at $33 when you buy 2.
Ages 21+

14er Brewing Company
Black Shirt Brewing Co
Blue Tile Brewing
Burns Family Artisan Ales
Bruz Beers
Catch 22 Brewing
Colorado Sake Co.
Dos Luces
Great Divide Brewing Co.
The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project
River North Brewery
Platt Park Brewing Company
Mockery Brewing
Sanitas Brewing
Stem Ciders
Strange Craft Beer Company
Wit’s End Brewing Company
The Empourium Brewing Company
Wibby Brewing
Wild Cider
Zuni Street Brewing Company

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Thanks to our 2019 Sponsors!
RiNo Beer Garden

(Festivals and Special Events)

7th Anniversary Beer Fest @ Lowry Beer Garden (Denver) – 7577 E Academy Blvd, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, June 15 from 5:00pm– 8:00pm

Details: Come join us and some of our closest friends as we celebrate our 7th anniversary with our annual BBQ & Beer Fest! All tickets come with a commemorative mini-mug to try 25 unique beers from eight local breweries, as well as a plate of house-smoked BBQ!

(Festivals and Special Events)

Rare Tapping with Crooked Stave and Angry Orchard @ Goed Zuur (Denver) – 2801 Welton St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, June 15 from 5:00pm– 11:00pm

Details: Join us at Goed Zuur for a Rare Beer tapping from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project! These specialty beers do not see the light of day often and we want to share them with you:

Colorado Reserva Red Heart Plum
Get the Funk Out Vol 1
L’ Brett d’Raspricot Sauvignon Blanc Barrel 2017
Member Berries Tempranillo 2016

There will also be special cider tappings and bottles from our friends at Angry Orchard. They are joining us with this event to bring us some very special ciders from their cellar.

Longtime friends Crooked Stave Founder Chad Yakobson and Angry Orchard Head Cidermaker Ryan Burk will be there to celebrate and throw back a few pints.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Thistle and Mint Farm to Table Dinner @ Goldspot Brewing Company (Denver) – 4970 Lowell Blvd, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, June 15 from 6:30pm– 9:30pm

Details: We teamed up with Chef Jared from Thistle and Mint to bring you a delicious 6 course farm to table tasting menu that pairs perfectly with our beer. Grab your partner, a friend, family member, or stranger and join us for a night of good food, drink and community.

This is a ticketed event. Tickets may be purchased at


(Beer Dinner)

Sunday, June 16

Pride Party 2019 @ Alpine Dog Brewing Company (Denver) -1505 Ogden St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Sunday, June 16 at 9:00am-8:00pm

Details: Join us as we open early for the Pride Parade and our annual Pride celebration! Watch the parade from our open air viewing patio and enjoy some Alpine Dog beer! We will have special release full color glassware for sale with a dollar of each sold going to One Colorado!

TRUthfullbites Vegan Food Truck will be rockin by 10 am with the tasty grub!

(Festivals and Special Events)

Monday, June 17

Collab-OR-action Beer Release with Cottonwood Institute @ Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Denver) – 1139 20th St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Monday, June 17- Thursday, June 20 at 4:00pm-10:00pm

Details: With Outdoor Retailer in town for Summer Market, Cottonwood Institute is excited to collaborate with Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery, and our local Outdoor Retailer friends, to brew a special beer and help raise critical funds to support a great local nonprofit.

Come over to Jagged Mountain Brewery after the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, June 17 – 20, 2019 from 4-10pm to taste their latest release: the refreshing Collab-OR-ation Brut IPA, to benefit Cottonwood Institute!

$1 from each pint sold will help fund Cottonwood Institute programs. There will be giveaways and auction items from our sponsors each night:

* Monday: Jagged Mountain, White Labs, and Maroon Bell Outdoor
* Tuesday: OtterBox
* Wednesday: Mountainsmith

(Festivals and Special Events)

Fiction Beer Company Book Club @ Fiction Beer Company (Denver) -7101 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Monday, June 17 at 9:00am-8:00pm

Details: For our June book club we’re reading the book
“This is How it Always is” by Laurie Frankel.

The official Fiction Beer CO book club meets monthly–usually on the third Monday of each month. We meet at 7:00 pm in the taproom. What we do: drink beers and talk about the book. Discussion questions help guide and focus the discussion; however, going off topic is encouraged.

We have a great mix of gregarious bookish folks mixed with introverted bookish folks and we happily welcome new people into the fold.

We have an “official” Fiction Beer CO book club Facebook group:

(Beer Education)

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  1. I am a keen beer-drinker,so I`ll visit this celebration but only on Sunday (other days-workdays, so I can`t there) One a question: is there the registration or something else?

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