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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | August 28, 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, August 28

Wayward Wednesdays @ River North Brewery-Blake Street Taproom (Denver) – 3400 Blake Street, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Wednesday, August 28, from 4:00–10:00 p.m.

Details: WAYWARD WEDNESDAYS ARE BACK!! River North Brewery was known for Wayward Wednesdays at our original location on Blake. Well, it’s time we bring it back starting Wednesday, August 7th with experimental brews featured every week.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Block Party and Weldwerks Collab Release @ Cerberus Brewing Co. (Colorado Springs) – 702 W Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Wednesday, August 28, from 4:00–7:00 p.m.

Details: Let’s welcome Weldwerks Brewing to the West Side! Come meet some of the Weldwerks crew and drink our collaboration beer: Drop Me A Lime Key Lime Pie Milkshake IPA. We will be tapping Drop Me A Lime at 4PM and hanging out all night.
Chicken Wings, Street Corn Nachos, Beer Pretzels, and more will be available in the Beer Garden!

(Festivals and Special Events)

Chef and Brew 2019 @ EXDO Event Center (Denver) – 1399 35th St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Wednesday, August 28, from 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Details: Back and better than ever!

Chef and Brew is Denver’s Premier Food and Beer Tasting and Competition.

Over twenty of Colorado’s Top Chefs and Twenty Local Craft Breweries.

For a full list of participants (we are always adding) Visit :

There are over Thirty Dishes and Forty Brews – YOU vote on the winners! Plus interactive sponsors, silkscreen printing, and great music video experience!
VIP Tickets garner you early admission as well as a Belgian Style Beer Glass and every guest gets a logo tasting glass!

This is everyone’s favorite Denver Beer festival that showcases beer as THE best food pairing beverage, and showcases the best restaurants and brew-masters at their competitive best, working together to create the ultimate food and beer pairing

(Festivals and Special Events)

Loteria Night! @ Alpine Dog Brewing Company (Denver) – 1505 Ogden St, Denver, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Wednesday, August 28, from 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Details: Come join us for a spicy game of Lotería (Mexican bingo) hosted by our friend Elezar “El Picozo”!!
Get a playing card for every pint you buy and play to win free cerveza and other prizes from Alpine Dog.

Free to play. You can start & finish when you want!

Peyote Mexican Food will be slinging tacos and tortas all night long.

(Festivals and Special Events)

Thursday, August 29

Lefthand Tap Takeover @ The Jailhouse Craft Beer Bar (Buena Vista) – 412 E. Main St, Buena Vista, Colorado  

Date/ Time: Thursday, August 29, from 4:00- 10:00 p.m.

Details:  Kick off Seven Peaks Festival / Labor Day weekend with a Tap Takeover from Left Hand Brewing Company! On Thursday, August 29th we’ll have the beers listed below on tap plus giveaways and brewery swag 6-8 p.m.

– Peach Berlini, Radler with Peaches
– Colorful Colorado, Pale Ale
– Wheels Gose Round, Gose with Lemon & Raspberry
– Travelin Light, Golden Ale

(Tap Takeover)

Fourth Anniversary Party! @ Rock Cut Brewing Company (Estes Park) – 390 W Riverside Dr, Estes Park, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Thursday, August 29, from 5:00- 10:00 p.m.

Details: Celebrate our fourth anniversary with us! More details to come but please save the date now and get ready for a whole lot of good beer, great times, music, and fun on Thursday, August 29!


Friday, August 30

Weldwerks and Odell Collab Hazy IPA @ Odell Brewing Company (Fort Collins) – 800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, August 30, from 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Details:Magical things can happen when good neighbors come together. We brewed this Hazy IPA with our buddies from Weldwerks Brewing. By combining each of our favorite hops and unique techniques, two amazing IPAs were born from this collaboration. Beautiful Day For A Neighbor is a double dry-hopped hazy IPA that features bright hop notes of tropical fruit and complex citrus. So grab a crowler and some neighbors, and enjoy a beautiful day in Northern Colorado. We are tapping this release exclusively in our Fort Collins Taproom on Friday, August 30th, you won’t want to miss it!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

PB&J Stout Release @ Avery Brewing Company (Boulder) – 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, August 30, from 11:30 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Details:PB&J Stout is here! No. 54 in our one-and-done Barrel-Aged Series is an Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon barrels with raspberries and peanuts. Get your baseball bat because it’s definitely peanut butter jelly time at Avery!

PB&J Stout is a limited time, brewery only release available Friday, August 30th in just our Tap Room. On draft and in our to-go cooler!

(Bottle/Can Release)

Labor Day Weekend Can Releases @ Outer Range Brewing Company (Frisco) – 182 Lusher Ct., Unit #2, Frisco, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, August 30, from 12:00 –11:00 p.m.

Details:  On Fri, Aug 30th we are bringing back In the Deep Steep DDH Double IPA, and this time we are DDHing it with Wai-iti. We are also bringing back DDH Blocks of Light IPA. Cans will be available in the taproom only starting at 12pm.

Here are the details:

In the Deep Steep DDH Wai-iti Double IPA
Hops: Citra, Wai-iti
100 cases available.
Limit: 1 case/pp

DDH Blocks of Light IPA
Hops: Galaxy, Mosaic
100 cases available
Limit: 1 case/pp

(Bottle/Can Release)

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

Date/ Time: Friday, August 30, from 12:00 –11:00 p.m.

Details:  Join us on Friday 8/30 for the 3x can release of Forbidden Idol – Zombie, Hollow Fang & Tactical Maneuver!

𝔽𝕠𝕣𝕓𝕚𝕕𝕕𝕖𝕟 𝕀𝕕𝕠𝕝 // ℤ𝕠𝕞𝕓𝕚𝕖
9% Tiki Sour DIPA hopped with Citra, Sabro and Galaxy in the whirlpool and then added pineapple, passion fruit, guava, blood orange, lime, almond, vanilla & lactose.
$20/4-Pack, Limit (3) 4-Packs PP

ℌ𝔬𝔩𝔩𝔬𝔴 𝔉𝔞𝔫𝔤
7.4% IPA hopped with Citra, Galaxy & Nelson.
$16/4-Pack, Limit 1 Case PP

𝚃𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚕 𝙼𝚊𝚗𝚎𝚞𝚟𝚎𝚛
5.1% Foeder fermented Helles
$14/4-Pack, Limit 1 Case PP

(Bottle/Can Release)

Fluffy Pumpkin and Imperial Fluffy Pumpkin @ Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) – 5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, August 30, from 5:00 –10:00 p.m.

Details:  FLUFFY PUMPKIN and IMPERIAL FLUFFY PUMPKIN return on Friday, August 30th at 5:00pm, along with Magic In The Taproom with Brandon from 6:00-8:00pm and Food from Taste of Texas BBQ!

Brewed with ample amounts of roasted pumpkins, select seasonal spices, vanilla, and marshmallow, Fluffy Pumpkin brings the campfire treats right to your pint. ABV 6.3%, IBUs 29.


(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Four Pass Pilsner and Snowmelt Maibock @ Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Denver) – 1139 20th St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, August 30, at 12:00 p.m.

Details: Our favorite German brews are back on Friday 8/30 and better than ever!
The crisp, light, and clean taste of Four Pass Pilsner and Snowmelt Maibock are sure to help beat this heat while it’s still here!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Proletarian Funky Friday @ Epic Brewing Company (Denver) – 3001 Walnut St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, August 30, from 5:00–11:00 p.m.

Details:The proles of Epic Brewing offer up a funky Labor Day weekend throwback to the famous shenanigans of last summer to herald the release of a cornucopia of new sours. From 5PM to 10PM get $1 off all sours, including ALL THESE new releases:

Lemon Bomb: a kettle sour with Centennial and Citra dry hops and squeezed (like the middle class) lemons added post-fermentation. It’s zesty and we love it.

Oak & Orchard Cherry Lime: a single foeder aged golden ale blended with cherries (yum) and lime juice (yummer).

Oak & Orchard Tiki Stye: a single foeder aged golden ale blended into a striking union of coconut, almond, pineapple, and orange.

Sour Brainless on Guava & Habanero: It’s tropical fruit and hot peppers mixed together in a sweet, spicy, sour cornucopia of everything that makes our taste buds beg for the next sip through their revolutionary tears.

Get Labor Day started with us!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Rocky Mountain (Beer) Showdown @ Ale House (Denver) – 2501 16th St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, August 30, from 6:00–11:00 p.m.

Details: Pre-game with us and help decide the Rocky Mountain Showdown winner in the ultimate craft beer battle:

Avery Brewing Company | Boulder
Black Bottle Brewery | Fort Collins

Free to attend, Friday, August 30th, starting at 6PM – we’ll have a blind-tasting contest made up of four categories / styles, Ale House giveaways, brew swag, and one pair of CU football game tickets + one pair of CSU football game tickets.

We’re putting together a special flight of these Avery vs. Black Bottle Showdown beers giving game day fans the opportunity to pick their favorites and cast a vote. Beer tasting categories include lager + sour + IPA + specialty.

Game starts at 8PM with sound ON throughout the restaurant.

Don’t miss this one. The famed Rocky Mountain Showdown only happens once a year and we’re ready to go big!

(Festivals and Special Events)

Suave Fest Free Pre Event @ Coal Mine Ave. Brewing Company (Littleton) – 9719 W Coal Mine Ave., Littleton, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, August 30, from 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Details:  Come on over and join us for a free preview of Suave Fest at Coal Mine Ave Brewing Company, enjoy great brews, music, community and get discounted tickets to the First Latino Craft Beer Festival in the U.S.

(Festivals and Special Events)

King of Carrot Flowers Elderflower Saison Release @ Ratio Beerworks (Denver) – 2920 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, August 30, from 5:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.

Details: Back by popular demand, Ratio Beerworks is excited to welcome the return of King of Carrot Flowers, a carrot juice and elderflower Saison, that defies convention and was crafted with culinary balance in mind.

First introduced in celebration of EatDenver’s 2017 Harvest Week, King of Carrot Flowers bursts forth in an illuminate, ripe cantaloupe orange hue, while exhibiting subtle fruit-forward citrus notes and nuances of pear, honey, coriander, and vanilla.

This vibrant, expressive, dry Saison showcases the versatility that can occur between beer and food, and also represents the complete journey from the fields of the farm, to the streets of the city, culminating in the glass that you are holding.

Join Ratio Beerworks beginning August 30 to experience the return of King of Carrot Flowers, our Carrot and Elderflower Saison.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Phish Dicks @ Station 26 Brewing Company (Denver) – 7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, August 30- Sunday, September 1, from 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Details: And the people all watching enjoy a good laugh.

Phish Dicks. Labor Day Weekend. One of our favorite times of the year. This is our third year running of throwing a celebration of beer, the band, and good times. We’re excited to share what we have planned for this run.

Announcing You’ll Never Get Out of This Haze, a Vermont-style hazy pale ale, in four-packs of specially-designed 16oz cans. The beer will be available in our taproom on each day of the weekend for you to take away for your Shakedown adventures. Four-packs are $16/each, and the limit is one case per person. That should set ya.

You’ll Never Get Out of This Haze will also be on tap at the brewery for you to enjoy pre-show throughout the weekend, with some live music and awesome local food trucks to boot. Details:

SATURDAY: Rastasaurus, from 1:00 – 4:00. These guys have jammed on our patio each of the past two Phish Dicks celebrations, and we are stoked to have them back. Boogie on.

SUNDAY: Bottlerocket Hurricane, from 1:00 – 4:00. Bottlerocket mixes up classic Phish and Dead tunes (among other great covers) in an acoustic/bluegrass style. Perfect for a Sunday Funday.

Tacos El Huequito Family Food Truck and Rest. is your Friday food truck. Basic Kneads Pizza is slinging pies on Saturday, and Sunday will be The G Wagon Denver. Fuel up!

For those traveling to Denver for the shows, our brewery is a mere 8-minute drive from Dicks. We open at 11:00 a.m. each day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Come hang out.

And, as always: whatever you do, take care of your brews.

(Festivals and Special Events)

Saturday, August 31

Tour De Fat @ New Belgium Brewing Company (Fort Collins) – 500 Linden St, Fort Collins, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, August 31, from 12:00 –6:00 p.m.


Cost: FREE!!!!!!

Bike Parade:
When: 10 a.m.- Noon
Where: Mountain Avenue and Howes Street

Festivities at the Brewery:
When: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Main Stage Performances: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m
Where: New Belgium Brewing, 500 Linden St., Fort Collins, CO

NPO Beneficiaries:
Overland Mountain Bike Club, Bike Fort Collins, Ft. Collins Bike CO-OP, Ciclismo Youth Foundation

More information:

New Belgium’s annual Tour de Fat is back for 2019, offering a day packed full of FREE festivities celebrating beer, bikes, and bemusement. Entering its 20th season, the Tour de Fat has raised nearly $6 million dollars for local bike non-profits since it all began. Join us for a three-city tour of bike parades, touring ensembles of comedians, cirque performers, general mayhemists, top-notch live musicians and, of course, world-class New Belgium beer.

It’s a celebration of great beer, good people, and humankind’s most wonderful invention – the bicycle! So, come celebrate self-propelled, two-wheel travel and dress up as your alter ego while raising money for your hometown cycling community — hit the links below to see the Tour de Fat line-up near you.

Get your costume ready. It’s time to shift gears and get weird.

(Festivals and Special Events)

3rd Annual Castle Rock Brewfest Under the Stars @ Millhouse (Castle Rock) – 1381 W Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, August 31, from 4:00–10:00 p.m.

Details: Join us at our 3rd annual Castle Rock Brew Fest Under the Stars as we taste some amazing local craft brews & local food! Your ticket will include samplings from lots of CO Craft breweries, Live music in the awesome amphitheater by several bands, & Hors d’oeuvres from local chefs! All of this while under the stars, around a beautiful pond, rolling hills & the crackling of fire at the stunning Millhouse in Castle Rock!

(Festivals and Special Events)

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

Date/ Time: Saturday, August 31, from 12:00–6:00 p.m.

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)

Yoga with Rescued Pigs @ Diebolt Brewing Company (Denver) –  3855 Mariposa St, Denver, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Saturday, August 31, from 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Details: Partnering with Cheers to Yoga and Diebolt Brewing Company, Hog Haven Farm is offering an exciting new fundraising event- yoga with rescued pigs! Show your support of pig rescue, get your stretch on, and have a fun time!

Megan from Cheers to Yoga will be running class at 11:00 am, and participants will be able to interact with two of our rescued pigs. After yoga, Diebolt Brewing will be serving tasty craft beers, and there will be a vegan food truck on site, too! Participants will all receive a Hog Haven Farm vinyl decal (perfect for your car!), and we will have merchandise on site for purchase, too. All proceeds go directly to support Hog Haven’s rescued pigs, currently at 99!

Space is limited so scoop your tickets ASAP!

(Festivals and Special Events)

Sunday, September 1

First Anniversary Party @ Colorado Sake Co. (Denver) – 3559 Larimer St., Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Sunday, September 1, from 12:00–9:00 p.m.

Details: This is a party for the people that have supported the growth of this company for the past year! Here’s to many more years and exciting things in the sake-world! Sake BLOODY MARYS, sake MIMOSAS, DJ, SUSHI, pairings, and tons of fun. Come out so we can thank you for being awesome.


Red Wine Barrel Aged Quad Release @ The Intrepid Sojourner Project (Denver) – 925 W 8th Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Sunday, September 1, from 12:00–9:30 p.m.

Details: Yet another barrel aged version of our Belgian Quad will be available on tap AND in 500mL bottles on Sunday, September 1st. This version was aged in a Cabernet Sauvignon barrel, and gives off notes of dark fruit and cedar with a slightly drier mouth feel. Grab a 10oz pour and take a bottle home with you!

(Bottle/Can Release)

Monday, September 2

Kora Release @ Alternation Brewing Company (Denver) – 1539 S Broadway, Denver, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Monday, September 2, from 12:00–5:00 p.m.

Details: 𝐊𝐎𝐑𝐀
A farmhouse ale with brettanomyces aged on fresh palisade peach blossoms
7.1% ABV | 375 ml bottle | $12
Availability: 200 bottles with crown cap

Malt: Troubadour Maltings Pevec, Troubadour Maltings Rhapsody, Flaked Wheat
Hops: High Wire Hops CTZ, Styrian Goldings
Yeast: Inland Island Yeast Laboratories Farmhouse, Omega Yeast Brett Blend #2: Bit O’ Funk
Label Design: Blackheart Creations
Label Production: Lightning Labels

Ah, the long awaited release of KORA has finally come! And boy was it worth the wait. The spirit of KORA was born 6 years ago as a shy, fluffy bernese mountain dog. She brought us joy (and heart attacks); an 85 lb. life of beauty and adventure. With extreme sadness, this past spring, we unexpectedly had to put her down at the young age of 5. Within a week, she was gone. It was (and still is) heartbreaking for our family. This was the first beer we brewed after she was taken from us. May it be a lasting memory dedicated to her smile, clumsiness, and loving nature.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Peach Sweep Cream Ale @ Woods Boss Brewing (Denver) –  2210 California St, Denver, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Monday, September 2, from 2:00–10:00 p.m.

Details: This Labor Day we will be releasing our Palisade Peach Cream Ale! This delicious batch of creamy, peachy deliciousness will hit the taps when we open on Labor Day. Crowlers will be available to go as well.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

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