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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | October 16, 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 16

Prickly Pear Saison @ Strange Craft Beer Company (Denver) – 1330 Zuni St, Unit M, Denver, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Wednesday, October 16, from 3:00–8:00 p.m.

Details: 4 gallons of foraged prickly pear fruit from the Sedona desert in Arizona by brewery friend Gary Lueck was processed down to 1 gallon of juice then sent up to Strange Craft Beer Company and added to this weeks #travelingonebarrelwednesday brew. This prickly pear Saison resonates with notes of soft watermelon showcasing a beautiful rose color making this a Saison to sip and enjoy.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Gold Medal Tapping of Get the Funk Out @ Crooked Stave RiNo (Denver) – 3350 Brighton Blvd. Suite 130, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Wednesday, October 16, from 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Details: Enjoy a glass and come listen about our process for making Get the Funk Out, recently awarded a Gold Medal. Chad Yakobson and Danny Oberle will be talking about our coolship and making spontaneous brews.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Thursday, October 17

New Year New Beers @ Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver) – 2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Thursday, October 17, from 12:00–10:00 p.m.

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!

10/17 | Norse Lightening – A Norwegian Farmhouse Ale brewed in collaboration with Vail Brewing Company

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Baptist Release & Tap Takeover @ Epic Brewing Company (Denver) – 3001 Walnut St, Denver, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Thursday, October 17, from 12:00–10:00 p.m.

Details: Epic Brewing Company’s Denver Taproom is letting those Bad Baptists take over our taps for one day only to celebrate this year’s release. On Thursday, October 17, we’ll have all the Baptist we can find on tap, with most available to go in bottles:

Son of a Baptist
Big Bad Baptist
Big Bad Baptist Reserve
Big Bad Baptista
Triple Barrel Baptist
Quadruple Barrel Baptist
Quintuple Barrel Baptist
Chocolate Rapture Big Bad Baptist
Vanilla Brandy Barrel Big Bad Baptist
Peanut Butter Cup Big Bad Baptist
Vanilla Hazelnut Latte Big Bad Baptist

We’ll be pouring Baptist Gauntlets, and we wouldn’t let you do that on an empty stomach, so we’ll have soft pretzels for you until El Gallo Blanco starts slinging tacos, tortas, and carnitas for dinner. And to cap things off we’ll have custom Temper Chocolates and Confections bonbons made with the new variants!

It’s so good we’re making it a religion.

(Bottle/Can Release)

Friday, October 18

Good Behavior Taproom Release @ Odell Brewing Company (Fort Collins) – 800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Friday, October 18 from 11:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Details: Be among the first to try our new Crushable IPA, Good Behavior. Good Behavior is an IPA with bright hop flavors of tropical fruit and juicy peach yet balanced with a light body, slight haze, and crisp finish that’s truly crushable. Find it here first, on tap and in 6 packs to go.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Cranberry Black Currant Sour @ Sanitas Brewing (Boulder) -3550 Frontier Ave Unit A, Boulder, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Friday, October 18 from 11:30 a.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Details: We’re excited to be releasing the next in our rotating Sour Series – Cranberry Black Currant Sour!

Chock full’a tart cranberry and juicy black currant, this balanced sour was brewed to hit all the right taste buds without being too puckering on the palette. It’s sweater weather approved and perfect for these crisp Fall days on the patio or as a trail treat on your next hike!

Cranberry Black Currant Sour will be available in the taproom on tap and in 12oz cans to go!

(Bottle/Can Release)

Pacer IPA @ Avery Brewing Company (Boulder) – 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, October 18- Sunday, October 20 from 11:30 a.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Details: Introducing Pacer IPA!

The newest IPA in our portfolio achieves the winning Hazy IPA flavors and aromas we know and love with just 100 calories and 3.5 carbs. To brew a real Hazy IPA that clocks in with low calories and low carbs, we focused on ingredients that ensure high returns in taste and aroma. In addition to traditional malted barley, our brewers incorporated wheat and oats for fuller body, as well as an abundance of southern hemisphere hops. With Pacer IPA, you get a real IPA built for real life!

We’ll be sharing our love of Pacer IPA at our Tap Room with:
*Buy a draft pour of Pacer IPA, get a Pacer IPA pint glass on us.
*Buy a 6-pack of Pacer IPA to-go, get a 7th on us.

(Bottle/Can Release)

Gambol @ Black Shirt Brewing Company (Denver) – 3719 Walnut St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, October 18 from 11:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Details:Black Shirt Brewing Co will release a new all German ingredients/Czech-style Pilsner, Gambol, this Friday, October 18. Alongside that, we’ll be introducing a new menu item: scratch-made soft pretzels. Dusted with fleur de sel and served with a side of beer mustard, our soft pretzels and a pint of Gambol take a traditional pairing and elevate it, Black Shirt-style.  Gambol is made with 100% German ingredients (100% pilsner malts, five different varieties), and dry hopped with Hallertau. The beer employs a different yeast blend than our previous pilsner, Alacrity. 

5.1% ABV, and available on draft and in crowlers to go. 


(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Collabs Can Release @ Outer Range Brewing Company (Frisco) – 182 Lusher Ct., Unit #2, Frisco, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Friday, October 18 from 12:00- 11:00 p.m.

Details: We are releasing our Resident Culture Brewing Company (Charlotte, NC) and Wren House Brewing Company (Phoenix, AZ) collab brews on Fri, Oct 18 when we open at noon. Here are the beers:

Resident Culture Collab:
Sweet Digs Triple Dry-Hopped Triple IPA
Hops: Strata, Citra
Availability: 100 cases
Limit: 1 case/pp

Wren House Collab:
Warm Company Double Dry-Hopped Double IPA
Hops: Wai-iti, Motueka, Mosaic
Availability: 100 cases
Limit: 1 case/pp

(Bottle/Can Release)

2019 Well Bred Barleywine Release @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company (Denver) – 1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Friday, October 18 from 12:00- 10:00 p.m.

Details: 10.5% ABV / 19oz Can + Draught Release

English Barleywine was originally crafted to satisfy the aristocracy’s fondness for strong libations. While less hoppy and more refined than its American cousin, our take on this English style features a ruby color with lavish hints of vanilla, caramel and earthy wood undertones.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Boo! 22 Pumpkin Ale @ Two22 Brew (Centennial) – 4550 S Reservoir Rd, Centennial, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, October 18 at 2:00 p.m.

Details: Pumpkin’s back!! Join Two22 Brew for their release of their Pumpkin Ale.,

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Urban Lumberjack & Blootylicious Can Release @ WestFax Brewing Company (Lakewood) – 6733 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, October 18 from 2:00- 11:00 p.m.

Details: Come join us as we re-release two of our favorite beers back in 16 oz cans and 4-packs to-go this Friday, October 18th!

This hazy or New England style IPA has 6 hop varieties primary flavors from Citra, Azacca & Eldorado hops, Amarillo, Simcoe and Mandarina adding additional subtle flavors. This IPA is juicy and tropical with notes or orange, nectarine, and mango.
ABV 6.5% | 67 IBU

An American wheat ale infused with blueberries. Effervescent, aromatic, and refreshing.
ABV 4.8% | IBU 25

(Bottle/Can Release)

4th Anniversary Appreciation Party @ Little Machine Beer (Denver) – 2924 W 20th Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, October 18 from 7:00- 11:00 p.m.

Details: As Little Machine celebrates four years of being the illest and realest brewery in Denver, everyone’s invited to our Appreciation Party.

FREE BEER for one hour. That’s right. FREE BEER for one hour at the start of show (7:30).

Our friends, Dead Pay Rent, rocking the roof off the place *Free Show*

Limited edition anniversary artwork merchandise release.

Release of seasonal favorite That’s My Yam! Sweet Potato Stout.

Two new members will be inducted into our exclusive mug club: The Committee for Full Enjoyment.


Saturday, October 19

Pride & Patriotism Light  Amber Lager @ Old 121 Brewhouse (Lakewood) – 1057 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, October 19, from 10:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Details: Join us October 19th for the launch party for Pride & Patriotism, a light amber lager – our collaboration brew with the Colorado Veterans Project. $1 from every pint sold of the entire batch of this beer will be donated to help local Colorado Veterans in need.

We are so excited and honored to be able to work with the folks doing great work at the Colorado Veterans Project, as well as our other amazing partners for this collaboration – Inland Island Yeast Laboratories, Mint & Serif Coffee House, and CO Craft Butchers – that we decided the only proper way to celebrate was to kick off with a party!

Colorado Craft Butchers will be on-site roasting up some delicious, local Wagyu beef for $14/plate from 2pm – 6pm (or until they run out!) There will be live music and loads of fun to be had by everyone!

Have a great time and help us support our Colorado veterans in need! $1 from every pint of Pride & Patriotism sold, $1 from every plate of food sold, and all tips from the party will be donated to the Colorado Veterans Project!!

(Festivals and Special Events)

Dogfish Head Tap Takeover @ Parry’s Pizza (Centennial) – 2154 E. Commons Ave, Suite 300, Centennial, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, October 19- Sunday, October 20, from 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Details: A Dogfish Head Tap Takeover for the non-conformist!

This fall Parry’s tradition will feature several Dogfish Head beers on tap including vintage 120 Minute IPA, Raison D’Extra, and SeaQuench Ale (final tap list released the week of the event).

Join us for special “off-centered” menu items including our fan-favorite Namaste Maple Buffalo Wings, Bacon Cheese Bites and Pumpkin Bites dessert. We’ll have timed beer tappings, games and activities, and prize giveaways throughout the weekend!

(Tap Takeover)

Brewability Grand Opening @ Brewability Lab (Englewood) – 3445 S Broadway, Englewood, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, October 19, from 1:00–10:00 p.m.

Details: Brewability moved into the hood of Englewood!! Please join us in celebrating our larger, more accessible building at 3445 S Broadway in downtown Englewood as well as our 3 year anniversary!

We are working on a lineup of bands and activities that will be posted here. You do NOT want to miss out!

Food will be available on site through our favorite neighbors ZOMO Englewood! You can preview their menu here:

1:30-2:30: Rick Newell‘s Band
3-5: Grizzly Dub Tribe
5:30-7:30: Strings and The Box
8-10: Old 40 Band

(Grand Opening and Anniversary)

Dry Dock’s 14er @ Dry Dock Brewing Company- North Dock (Aurora) – 2801 Tower Rd., Aurora, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, October 19, from 2:00–6:00 p.m.

Details:For 14 revolutions around the sun, we have been proudly brewing and distributing our craft beer exclusively in Colorado. It only makes sense that we celebrate our birthday with a nod to our wonderful home and all of its amazing people.

Join us in celebrating Dry Dock’s 14’er! Saturday, October 19th at our North Dock location, we’re throwing one hell of a party including:

-Climbing walls
-(Back by popular demand) an awesome onsite #Tattoo Artist offering $30 flash tattoos
-Live rock ‘n roll by Colorado-based, Boot Gun
– SToKD Pizza, The Pasty Republic and North of the Border Grill food trucks
-Limited Beer Releases
-Bonfire complete with s’mores
-Lawn games
-Several specialized beer style stations
-VIP lounge with a Ticklebelly Desserts dessert bar
-and so much more!

(Festivals and Special Events)

Helter Seltzer Pre-Halloweeen Bash @ Resolute Brewing Company (Centennial) – 7286 S Yosemite St, Ste 110, Centennial, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, October 19, from 6:30–11:00 p.m.

Details: Halloween is a time when you can be anything you want. Helter Seltzer, our first hard seltzer, wants to be *the* beverage for Halloween 2019, and we’re celebrating with a black light party and silent disco on October 19!

Helter Seltzer is a hazy, fruity grain-free beverage created with fresh pineapple and liberally dry hopped with Citra and Columbus hops to create a FRUITY, JUICY and slightly HAZY beverage without any of that pesky IPA bitterness!

That’s right, the hazy and seltzer fans alike can unite over this ground-breaking beverage. To top everything off, Helter Seltzer actually GLOWS UNDER A FREAKING BLACK LIGHT.

Starting at dusk, the normal lights will be off, the black lights will be on, and the seltzer will be flowing! We’ll have prizes for the best black light costume, and other prizes to award throughout the night.

Find your best neon outfits, prepare for Halloween and get ready to party black light style with Downbeat Silent Disco and Resolute at both tap rooms!

(Festivals and Special Events)

Sunday, October 20

Chili Cook-Off for Charity @ Seedstock Brewery (Denver) – 3610 W Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Sunday, October 20 from 4:00- 7:00 p.m.

Details:What better way to show off your chili skills than a cook off for charity? All proceeds will go to Bienvenidos Food Bank. Cook off starts at 4pm and voting ends at 7pm. The winner will be announced by 7:30pm.

Everyone who participates in the cook off will earn themselves a *free* beer. First place winner receives a $20 gift card and second place gets a $10 gift card. It is free to enter!

Tasters get one raffle ticket to pick their favorite chili. Cash and food donations accepted from anyone who wishes to taste.

If you cannot make it into the brewery to sign up, please email [email protected]

*Must bring chili ready to serve (crockpot and serving utensil)*

(Festivals and Special Events)

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