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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | July 10, 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, July 11

An Evening with Classic Beverage @ Finn’s Manor (Denver) – 2927 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Thursday, July 11, from 5:00–12:00 p.m.

Details: Come out for an epic tap take over with the wonderful people at Classic Beverage Company

Tap List:

Oxbow Blending & Bottling
Metal Face

Odd Breed Wild Ales
Citrus Farmer

Fort George Brewery
Matroyshka w/ Coconut, Vanilla, Blueberries & Almond

Peak Organic Brewing


Rustica Brewing Company
House Ale
Denver Weisse

DJ’s spinnin’ all night long. HOLLA!

(Tap Takeover)

30th Anniversary Social @ Odell Brewing Company (Fort Collins) – 800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Thursday, July 11 from 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Details: Please join us for an Anniversary Social, celebrating 30 years of amazing beers and community. This is a ticketed event to spend an intimate evening with our Founders. We’ll take a short walk down memory lane with Doug, Corkie and Wynne Odell. We’ll start at the brewery, walk over to our original site, enjoy some early recipes and bites from The Regional and then back to the brewery to discuss our evolution, enjoy more food from The Regional, jazz music and new innovative Odell brews. The Growing Project will receive 100% of the ticket price.

(Festivals and Special Events)

Turkeyfoot at the Backyard Bluegrass Series @ Columbine Cafe (Golden) – 15630 S. Golden Rd., Golden, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Thursday, July 11 from 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Details:These guys are the real deal ! This will be a great night of music!
Bob’s Atomic Burgers will be back grilling up those fabulous burgers, included in the cover charge! New Belgium beer specials all night.
$10 Cover

(Festivals and Special Events)

Friday, July 12

Major Nights Lime Gose Release @ Ratio Beerworks (Denver) – 2920 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, July 12, from 12:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.

Details: Join Ratio Beerworks on Friday, July 12, for the grand return of Major Nights Lime Gose. This summer seasonal gem blends tart, savory, acidic flavors into one beautiful easy drinking summer classic.

Major Nights Lime Gose, which originally debuted two years ago as The Knew Schmew, was a collaboration with Denver band, The Knew. This mildly tart, mildly salty, traditional German-style wheat beer, received the “dry hop” addition of nearly 400 hand zested limes. Major Nights is an explosion of unique savory flavors brought on by the use of coriander and red gold Hawaiian sea salt, as well as the bright refreshing tartness of fresh limes.

Kick off your summer with some Major Nights.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Cowboys vs. Hipsters Can & Draft Release @ WestFax Brewing Company (Lakewood) – 6733 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, July 12, from 2:00–11:00 p.m.

Details: Come hang out with us this Friday as we release a truly unforgettable clear IPA in 16 oz 4-packs for $15 each & available on draft!

Cowboys Vs Hipsters is a 7.0% clear IPA that we brewed with Vic Secret and Strata hops that provide a touch of dank with berry, citrus, and tropical fruit notes!

We will also have a limited supply of Blootylicious 4-packs available. Doors open at 2 pm

(Bottle/Can Release)

3 Year Anniversary @ Wibby Brewing (Longmont) – 209 Emery St, Longmont, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, July 12, from 4:00–7:00 p.m.

Details: Ding Ding!

We want to show the #longmontlove we have received from the community by hosting a party at Wibby Brewing featuring the BrewHop Trolley fleet: Dennis, Molly and _______?
BrewHop will be giving away tokens for free beer to the first 50 people who come so get there early! We will also have more door prizes throughout the night so make sure you stop by and say Hi!

Also, you can help us name our 3rd trolley by entering our Naming Contest via Facebook or Instagram. Live voting will take place for the top 3 entries at the party as well! One lucky winner will receive a Year Pass good for free hop on + hop off rides.
You can vote by commenting on this event page, on our Facebook post, on our Instagram post, or in-person at the party! The names that you can choose from are:

The Big Lebrewski
Ruby Brewsday
Hoptimus Prime

We can’t wait to see what name you choose for our trolley. Cheers!


Live Music with Atom Jetty @ Odell Brewing Company (Fort Collins) – 800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, July 12, from 5:00–7:30 p.m.

Details: Free live show. Come celebrate the return of Cloud Catcher Milkshake IPA

(Festivals and Special Events)

Saturday, July 13

Space Cake + Raspberry Drupaceous @ Cerebral Brewing (Denver) – 1477 Monroe St, Denver, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Saturday, July 13, from 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Details: Needless to say, we got a lot of feedback about the format of our most recent bottle release. While a lot of you seemed to really enjoy the online pre-sale format, a sizable amount mentioned missing the community and culture that surrounds a good ol’ fashioned queue. Since we are constantly striving to improve and streamline our bottle releases (while also aiming to please our customers), we decided to take it back old school and do a line for this one. For those of you who don’t love the line, fear not, we will be experimenting with other formats in the future!

S͢P͢A͢C͢E͢ ͢C͢A͢K͢E͢
12.9% Imperial Rye Stout that we brewed many moons ago with the guys from Transient Artisan Ales. Aged 15 months in freshly dumped Breckenridge Bourbon Barrels then conditioned on walnuts, Mexican cacao nibs from Cultura Craft Chocolate and Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla.
500 mL, $20/bottle, limit TBD

𝐑𝐚𝐬𝐩𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐲 𝐃𝐫𝐮𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐨𝐮𝐬
7.5% Wild Ale aged in French Oak barrels for seven months before being conditioned on copious amounts of raspberry for an additional two months. It was then bottle conditioned with raspberry honey for additional complexity.
500 mL, $14/bottle, limit 3 PP

Doors will open at 11am for the bottle release. We will not be open to the general public until noon. If you are in line for bottles – the taproom will be open for you to drink beer after you receive your bottles.

We will be handing out tickets starting at 9am. If you receive a ticket, you are guaranteed an allotment IF you keep your place in line. If you do not receive a ticket, we cannot guarantee that you will have access to purchase bottles, but if people do not get their full allotment then you may be in luck. Access to purchase bottles for non-ticketed people will be first come first serve based on your place in line behind the ticketed people. We will also be scanning IDs. If you do not have a government issued ID, you will not be able to purchase a bottle. You will also not be able to purchase a double allotment.

Both beers will also be available on tap!

(Bottle/Can Release)

4th Annual Summer Block Party @ Denver Beer Co. (Denver) – 1695 Platte St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, July 13, from 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Details: Denver Beer Co’s 4th Annual Summer Block Party

Back for it’s 4th year, the Summer Block Party is a celebration of all things Colorado – our amazing outdoor lifestyle, good peeps, good food, and of course good beer!

We will be taking over 17th street and bringing you a day filled with:
Exclusive shopping opps from Bad Ass Colorado Brands
Gear Demos
Yard Games
Live Music
Photo Booth
Food Trucks
Free swag/gear giveaways
Of course, the BEER will be flowing all day long as well as our brand-spanking new, O&A Colorado Craft Hard Seltzer!

Brands Attending:
Zeal Optics
Never Summer Industries
Topo Designs
Outdoor Element
B Fresh Gear
Rush Cycle
Denver Athletic Club
Backcountry Nitro
Rose & Royce
Fast Industries

This event is open to all ages, furry friends and it’s FREE! So mark your calendars and be ready for a full day of Colorado fun!

This year’s Summer Block Party is a benefit for our 2019 Charity Partner – Casting for Recovery – and 10% of all beer sales will go to this amazing nonprofit which is working to provide healing outdoor retreats for women with breast cancer, at no cost to the participants. CfR’s retreats offer opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life, and experience healing connections with other women and nature. They are amazing, and we are so thrilled to support them with this event.

Plus, because we are committed to Colorado’s future, this year we are going GREEN! All our beer is produced in a 100% solar powered facility. We’ll also create a zero waste event with recycling and composting for all waste materials. Just one more thing to feel good about! We will also be featuring a new DBC Stanley Pint to minimize on the plastic useage! Grab yours and drink beer from it all day long!

(Festivals and Special Events)

Saison Wallon Pilot Batch Release @ Alpine Dog Brewing Company (Denver) – 1505 Ogden St, Denver, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Saturday, July 13, from 12:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.

Details: We are testing out a new yeast strain to create a Walloon style Saison! It is available Saturday so come try it and tell us what you think! It’s a great light and dry summer beer with nice pepper and citrus notes!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

23rd Annual Brewers Rendezvous @ Riverside Park (Salida) – Salida, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, July 13, from 12:00–5:00 p.m.

Details: The Colorado Brewers Rendezvous is a one-day brewfest at the beautiful Riverside Park in downtown Salida, CO. Sample the different and unique beers by specialty craft brewers from around Colorado. Join us as over 70 Colorado Breweries celebrate the 23rd Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous, with plenty of food and fun!

(Festivals and Special Events)

Five Year Anniversary Party @ Finkel & Garf Brewing Company (Boulder) – 5455 Spine Road Unit A, Boulder, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, July 13, from 2:00–9:00 p.m.

Details: Join us on Saturday, July 13th as we celebrate 5 amazing years! While the last 5 years have flown by, we have gone out of our way to make this celebration memorable. To do that, we are starting with the beer, we have a line up we know you’re going to love!

Here’s just a few of the brews we will have on tap:
𝗣𝗟𝗔𝗬 𝗢𝗙𝗧𝗘𝗡 𝗣𝗜𝗟𝗦 – this is a double dry hopped unfiltered pilsner. (4pks)
𝗚𝗨𝗔𝗩𝗔 𝗖𝗨𝗥𝗨𝗕𝗔 𝗠𝗔𝗟𝗧𝗦𝗛𝗔𝗞𝗘 𝗫𝗫𝗜𝗣𝗔- the next edition of our Maltshake Series featuring Citra and Sabro. (4pks)
𝗣𝗔𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗙𝗥𝗨𝗜𝗧 𝗛𝗜𝗕𝗜𝗦𝗖𝗨𝗦 𝗦𝗢𝗨𝗥 – loads of passion fruit and a touch of hibiscus. (4pks)
𝗣𝗜𝗡𝗞 𝗚𝗨𝗔𝗩𝗔 𝗦𝗢𝗥𝗕𝗘𝗧 𝗦𝗢𝗨𝗥 – you guessed right, it’s a lactose free shake-style sour. (4pks.)
𝗗𝗗𝗛 𝗛𝗔𝗭𝗬 𝗫𝗫𝗜𝗣𝗔 – a small batch, tap room only special, featuring Southern Star and Southern Passion. (Available in crowlers.)
𝗥𝗨𝗠 𝗕𝗔𝗥𝗥𝗘𝗟 𝗔𝗚𝗘𝗗 𝗢𝗔𝗧𝗠𝗘𝗔𝗟 𝗠𝗜𝗟𝗞 𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗨𝗧 – another tap room only offering. (Available in crowlers.)
𝗕𝗢𝗨𝗥𝗕𝗢𝗡 𝗕𝗔𝗥𝗥𝗘𝗟 𝗔𝗚𝗘𝗗 𝗜𝗠𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗨𝗧 – pulled out of the cellar, our 2019 BBA Imperial Stout will be back on tap. (4pks)

OH! We almost forgot, one more thing… Our *𝗖𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗠 𝗔𝗟𝗘* is making a tap room only return! (Available in crowlers.)

A few other things to expect:
1. We have a commemorative 5-year Tumbler Glass that we are giving away to the first 25 people!
2. We have also made a 5-year T-shirt with our awesome new mural on the back which we are giving away to the next 25 people!
3. Food! Barbed Wire Reef food truck and our friends at Fringe Pizza will be hanging and serving up their eats!
4. Dessert! For a tasty treat, we will have our good friends at Gelato Boy serving up some delicious gelato, and there might just be one made from one of our beers!

We will be expanding the outdoor patio, allowing for plenty of room to party! There will be games, good times, and good vibes! We will have the Corn Hole ready to go, Giant Connect Four and Giant Jenga and maybe even some Beer Pong.

We hope to see you all there. Nothing is better than celebrating FIVE YEARS with the people who made it possible! Cheers to 5 years and many more to come!


Hop Wars: Haze Invaders @ 2 Penguins Tap and Grill (Centennial) – 13065 E Briarwood Ave, Centennial, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Saturday, July 13, from 3:00–6:00 p.m.

Details: The HOP WARS saga continues with…
Join us once again, this time as six of Colorado’s best hazy IPAs battle for supremacy of your tastebuds. Cast your vote once you’ve tried the flight of 6 hazy 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 correctly for a special bonus prize! The competing breweries are: Cerberus Brewing Co., Something Brewery, Odell Brewing Co, River North Brewery, New Terrain Brewing Co, and Woods Boss Brewing!
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)

The Real Dill Pickle Party 2019 @ The Real Dill (Denver) -33 S Fox St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, July 13, from 4:00–9:00 p.m.

Details: The Real Dill is kicking off the start of summer by throwing a party for the ages at The Dillery! Come take a behind the scenes look at our pickle factory and celebrate good weather, great food and drink, and of course, a lot of pickles, all for a great cause!

General Admission tickets are available for $20. The first 100 sold will receive a reusable, keepsake cup.

* Must be 21+ to enter unless accompanied by an adult. Kids 5 and under can attend for free.

100% of proceeds will benefit The GrowHaus, a nonprofit indoor farm, marketplace, and educational center in Denver’s Elyria-Swansea neighborhood, which focuses on creating a community-driven, neighborhood-based food system by serving as a hub for food distribution, production, education, and economic development. We’re excited to share that The GrowHaus is also our long-term Charitable Partner!

The Details:
* Cocktail bar featuring drinks by Bear Creek Distillery & Teakoe Tea
* Tea from Teakoe Tea
* Cider bar featuring Stem Ciders, including The Real Dill collaborative cider, A Salted Cucumber
* Beer bar featuring Odell Brewing Co, including The Real Dill collaborative beer made exclusively for this event
* Bloody Mary bar featuring Snooze, an A.M. Eatery‘s epic Bloody Marys and The Real Dill Bloody Marys and pickled garnishes made exclusively for this event
* Tender Belly bacon for your Bloody Marys and snacking
* Collaborative pickles co-created with each of our partners and made exclusively for this event
* Delicious food will be sold by Adobo Food Truck and Radical Sasquatch Dumpling Company
* Live music from Guerrilla Fanfare and The Raritans
* Spicy Pickle Eating contest hosted by the Phrench Pickler, Tyler DuBois, at 5:30PM (you must sign up in advance on the ticket page)
* Carnival donation-based game with awesome prizes from each of our partners
* All of The Real Dill products will be available to sample and buy
* Everything is free except for the food from the food trucks, but there is a suggested donation of $5 at each station to help support The GrowHaus. Please bring cash to make donation contributions.

100% of ticket sales and event proceeds will benefit The GrowHaus, our fantastic Charitable Nonprofit Partner. Last year, we raised an incredible amount of money, and we look forward to making an even bigger impact this year!

Please join us as we toast to Denver’s best libations and pickles, while supporting a fantastic, local cause. We can’t wait to party together!

*This event has sold out for the past several years. It will sell out again, and tickets will not be available at the door.

(Festivals and Special Events)

Sunday, July 14

Artisanal Beer Dinner @ Burns Family Artisan Ales (Denver) – 2505 West 2nd Avenue, Unit 13, Denver, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Sunday, July 14, from 4:20–7:20 p.m.

Details: Sit down for a Rocky Mountain Inspired meal with Chef Jared of Thistle & Mint at Burns Family Artisan Ales.
We want to invite you to explore the history and cultural influences of Colorado Cuisine in a six-course dinner curated by Chef Jared paired with Artisanal Ales.

(Beer Dinner/Brunch)

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