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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | October 9, 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, October 9

Autumn Amber @ Strange Craft Beer Company (Denver) – 1330 Zuni St, Unit M, Denver, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Wednesday, October 9, from 3:00–8:00 p.m.

Details: #travelingonebarrelwednesday kicks off fall with this delicious Amber from Chain Reaction Brewing Company. Think Munich-Style heavy Amber w/ soft sweet malt balancing the citrus, fruity, pine notes. This is a beer that matches the changing colors of the leaves…a must drink while on the mountain enjoying the exiting of summer and welcoming the coming of fall.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Friday, October 11

7th Anniversary Party Birthday Bash @ High Hops Brewery (Windsor) – 6461 State Highway 392, Windsor, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, October 11- Saturday, October 12, from 12:00- 8:00 p.m.

Details: We’re so incredibly excited to be celebrating lucky #7, and we have a lot to celebrate! Thank you all for the last 7 years of amazing memories, delicious beers, incredible food, spectacular music, funky beer fests, and so much more.
We’ve come a long way from our first opening with only a handful of beers on tap in our tiny Hop Hut tasting room. We have more than doubled our taproom space and have expanded to 40 beer taps since then.
There are so many fun memories to look back on, and so many fun memories to look forward to making in the future. Thank you so much for being a part of it!

Please join us October 11th & 12th for some incredible beer releases, live music from amazing bands both Friday and Saturday, specialty commemorative merch, a slackline performance in the Hop Field, & more! Details Below:

​̲𝗙​̲𝗿​̲𝗶​̲𝗱​̲𝗮​̲𝘆​̲,​̲ ​̲𝗢​̲𝗰​̲𝘁​̲𝗼​̲𝗯​̲𝗲​̲𝗿​̲ ​̲𝟭​̲𝟭​̲𝘁​̲𝗵
• Food from BEDROCK BBQ 4-9pm
• Live Music from 50 Shades of Blue 6-8pm
• Commemorative Pint Glasses & T-shirts for sale (while supplies last)
• 25% off High Hops Character T-shirts
• Tapping of THREE specialty beers, available while supplies last:
-2012 Barrel-Aged Belgian Red Ale
-2012 Barrel-Aged Belgian Stout
-10 Gallon Cask Ale

​̲𝗦​̲𝗮​̲𝘁​̲𝘂​̲𝗿​̲𝗱​̲𝗮​̲𝘆​̲,​̲ ​̲𝗢​̲𝗰​̲𝘁​̲𝗼​̲𝗯​̲𝗲​̲𝗿​̲ ​̲𝟭​̲𝟮​̲𝘁​̲𝗵
• Food from Chaulkboard Gourmet Express 1-8pm
• Slackline Show from Rocky Mountain Slackline LLC 2-4pm
• Live Music from Kyle Allgood & The NoGoods – 5-7pm
• Commemorative Pint Glasses & T-shirts for sale (while supplies last)
• 25% off High Hops Character T-shirts


Ugly Sweater Party @ Avery Brewing Company (Boulder) – 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Friday, October 11, from 11:30 a.m.- 11:00 p.m.

Details: Join us for the official release of Sweater Party, our newest winter warmer with mulling spices! We’ll be celebrating this festive friend with our annual Ugly Sweater Party.

Grab your most bedazzled holiday attire and join us for some shenanigans!

**Wear an ugly sweater, and get a FREE pint of sweater party!**
**Buy a 6 pack of Sweater Party, get a 7th can (all weekend)!**

Sweater Party will be on tap and in our to-go cooler starting on Friday, October 11

(Festivals and Special Events)

Barreled Treasure Release @ Odell Brewing Company (Fort Collins) – 800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Friday, October 11, from 11:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Details:Introducing out latest Cellar Series release – Barreled Treasure. An imperial stout aged in both bourbon and rum barrels and awakened with a hefty dose of coffee, Barreled Treasure has a luscious, complex profile packed with aromas and flavors of rich espresso, black strap molasses and baker’s chocolate. Find it first at the Fort Collins Taproom. Available on tap and in 4 pack bottles.

(Bottle/Can Release)

In the Steep DDH Galaxy Can Release @ Outer Range Brewing Company (Frisco) – 182 Lusher Ct., Unit #2, Frisco, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Friday, October 11, from 12:00- 10:00 p.m.

Details: We will be releasing cans of In the Steep DDH Galaxy and Luminous Flux Belgian Blonde on Fri, Oct 11 at 12pm.

Here are the beers:

In the Steep DDH Galaxy IPA
Hops: Citra, Galaxy
Limit: 1 case/pp

Luminous Flux Belgian Blonde
No limits

(Bottle/Can Release)

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

Date/ Time: Friday, October 11, from 12:00- 11:00 p.m.

Details: We should be resting after GABF. We’ve got a few beers still on from the week, so why release cans this weekend? Well, the train keeps a rollin’ and the tanks don’t sleep, so these beers ain’t gonna wait. Join us this Friday, (10/11) for the release of Gallows Frame, Letters & Number and Wheels Up! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

𝐆𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐅𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐞 – 4.2% Foeder-Fermented Colorado Common using all Colorado ingredients from our friends at Troubadour Maltings and High Wire Hops! Our spin on a California Common built on a bed of Serenade, Blue Ballad and Encore malts and hopped exclusively with Crysal and fermented with house propagated Lager yeast.
$14/4-Pack, limit 1 case PP

𝗟𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 & 𝗡𝘂𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘀 // 𝗛𝗕𝗖 𝟰𝟳𝟮 – 6.6% IPA
HBC 472 is the newest IPA in our rotating series showcasing new and experimental hop varietals. Experimental HBC 472 (sister hop of Sabro) is at the heart of this beer with a supporting cast of Simcoe, Mosaic & Idaho 7. $16/4-Pack, Limit 1 case PP

𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙐𝙥 – 6.9% IPA ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The maiden voyage and inaugural departure of our In Flight Series brewed with Golden Promise, 2-Row, Oats & Unmalted Wheat and hopped with loads of Sabro & Citra. $16/4-Pack, limit 1 case PP
Doors open at noon and all three will be available on tap!

(Bottle/Can Release)

Cerberus X Metric Collab Release @ Cerberus Brewing Company (Colorado Springs) – 702 W Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Friday, October 11, from 4:00- 11:00 p.m.

Details: Metric traveled all the way across town to brew a new collaboration beer with us. We did a little gambling and brewed with yeast and hops that we have never used before. We present to you Hazy Like The Wolf NEIPA.

Hazy Like The Wolf is fermented with Kviek Voss yeast and hopped with tons of Styrian Wolf, Grungeist, El Dorado, and Calypso hops. This new hazy IPA is wild with mango and pineapple flavors. Easy drinking and 7.7% ABV.

Hazy Like The Wolf will be on tap at 4pm! Come try it out!

(Bottle/Can Release)

Saturday, October 12

Metaberry Bottle Release @ The Cultural Center (Denver) – 6381 Beach St #A, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, October 12, from 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Details: Join us on Saturday, October 12th for the Denver release of Metaberry, our latest offering from our mixed-culture and barrel-aging program. For this blend we selected some of our favorite barrels of golden sour for re-fermentation on 5 pounds per gallon of red raspberries from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. We set aside a portion of bottles for release at The Cultural Center, our Denver barrel cellar and tasting room space where this beer was produced. We’ll also have some other recent bottles and a few cellar rarities available for on-site and to-go, including our GABF Silver Medal winning Double Barrel Louie (on-site only).

(Festivals and Special Events)

Occasional Opening @ Amalgam Brewing (Denver) – 6381 Beach St. Unit A, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, October 12, from 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Details:Our barrel cellar and tasting room will be open Saturday, October 12th from 11am-5pm. We’ll have a couple new blends on draft, some fun guest taps and a limited amount of bottles for on-site and to-go.

Tentative draft list:

Amalgam Table Table – Hoppy Table Beer
Amalgam Ascendant – Single Barrel Golden Sour
Amalgam Meadowfoam – BBA Imperial Stout w/ Honey & Vanilla
Freemont Brew 3000 – BA Barleywine
W&D Metaberry – BA Golden Sour w/ Raspberries
W&D Westbound DIPA
W&D Fresh Hop IPA
W&D Mexican Lager

(Festivals and Special Events)

Nightmare Fuel & Nightmare Fuel BA @ River North Brewery (Denver) – 6021 Washington St, Unit A, Denver, Colorado/ 3400 Blake Street, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, October 12, from 12:00–9:00 p.m.

Details:October 12th, high noon we will be releasing our Nightmare Fuel and Barrel Aged Nightmare Fuel. Our coffee stout, using Logan House Coffee Company coffee, is dark and roasty with hints of chocolate and malt forward. On tap and in bottles to go at both taprooms!

$10.00 for regular Nightmare Fuel, $12.00 for Barrel Aged Nightmare Fuel.

(Bottle/Can Release)

2019 Fresh-tober Festival @ The Empourium Brewing Company (Denver) – 4385 W 42nd Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, October 12, from 12:00–8:00 p.m.

Details: Join us for Fresh-tober Fest hosted by The Empourium Brewing Company and accompanied by Call to Arms Brewing Company, The Grateful Gnome Sandwich Shoppe & Brewery, De Steeg Brewing and FlyteCo Brewing!

This is our spin on a traditional Oktoberfest, where each brewery will be featuring their own fresh hop beer creations!

Benefiting the St. Francis Center – “A refuge for men and women who are homeless in the metro Denver area, providing shelter along with services that enable people to meet their basic needs for daily survival and to transition out of homelessness.” We would also like to encourage participants to bring a new or gently used pair of JEANS to be donated.

No tickets required and each beer is $5/12oz pour
Optional $10 festival glassware available for purchase including your first beer FREE.

Outdoor Stage featuring 3 live local bands:
-Rose Finn 1pm-3pm
-The Blowholes 3:30pm-5:30pm
-Show and Tell – 4 person Funk/Hip Hop band 6pm-8pm
*Dancing Shoes encouraged!

Food Truck – Little Reds Kitchen serving up a variety of delicious eats!

Come enjoy the freshest beers Tennyson St and your neighborhood breweries have to offer!

(Festivals and Special Events)

Harvest Party 2019 @ Square Peg Brewerks (Alamosa) – 625 Main St, Alamosa, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, October 12, from 7:00–11:00 p.m.

Details: 2nd Annual Square Peg Brewerks Harvest Party
-October 12th 7pm-11pm
-New beer on tap
-Food truck
-Bo DePeña performing live

(Festivals and Special Events)

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