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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | October 23, 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 23

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

Date/ Time: Wednesday, October 23, from 3:00–8:00 p.m.

Details: After these past few cold days why snuggle up with a stout full of flavors and aromas of pumpkin and spice. Rich, smoky, spicy, this #travelingonebarrelwednesday from Black Sky Brewery welcomes the chill that’s about to set in. Grab a pint at Black Sky or our other participating collaborators Chain Reaction Brewing Company, Strange Craft Beer Company, Dead Hippie Brewing.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Koffee Keam Extra @ Comrade Brewing Company (Denver) – 7667 E Iliff Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Wednesday, October 23, at 12:00 p.m.

Details: Tapping Wednesday October 23rd at noon, Koffee Kream Extra, our Milk stout with coffee. We are the first Colorado brewery to use coffee from Kaladi Bros. Coffee Roasters, custom roasted just for Comrade. Pours pitch black, but don’t let that fool you, this beer has a massive coffee aroma yet full-bodied and sweet. A great beer to start off the morning. 5.9% ABV

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Taste of Greenwood Village @ Denver Marriott Tech Center (Denver) – 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, Colorado 80237

Date/ Time: Wednesday, October 23, from 4:30–8:00 p.m.

Details: The 19th Annual Taste of Greenwood Village

A night to be seen with FOOD, ART, WINE & ENTERTAINMENT.

The Taste of Greenwood Village is back for its 19th Annual Extravaganza on October 23rd and is sure to delight your taste buds with over 50 local restaurants along with award winning wines brought to you by Molly’s Spirits. Stevinson Imports will have their latest lineup of Porsche and Jaguar vehicles spotlighted throughout the event for all to enjoy. Get on the dance floor with Page 6 and make it a night to remember!

Upgrade to the VIP experience with early entrance to the entire event at 4:30pm, retreat to the VIP lounge where you’ll enjoy your own private wine bars, restaurants, outdoor patio and live music brought to you by Dotsero!

Indulge in outstanding cuisine while mingling with local artists, breweries and distilleries. The Taste of Greenwood Village is a must attend event!

This year the Taste of Greenwood Village is benefiting the Bags of Fun organization. Bags of Fun provides bags filled with rehabilitative, educational and manipulative toys, inspiring pediatric patients to be children when they are struggling through treatment. Bags of Fun are carefully crafted for each child, taking into consideration the best means to reduce their tension, anxiety and fatigue as they fight long-term and life threatening conditions.

Event website:
General admission: 5:30pm entrance
VIP experience: 4:30pm entrance

Ticket pricing:
General Admission Individual…………………………………….….$79

General Admission Couple………………………………….……..$129

VIP Individual…………………………………………………………$129

VIP Couple……………………………………………………………$179

Early, early bird pricing: All tickets 20% OFF: Now – August 15th

Early bird pricing: All tickets 15% OFF: Aug 16th – September 15th

Regular pricing for all tickets September 16th until event date.

(Festivals and Special Events)

A Fall Beer and Cookie Pairing @ Old 121 Brewhouse  (Lakewood) – 1057 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Wednesday, October 23, from 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Details: Cooler temperatures means it’s sweets and beer time! Good Sugar Baking is coming to Old 121 Brewhouse for the first time for a special beer and cookie pairing. You will get four tasters and four cookies paired delightfully together.

A percentage of every pairing goes to a nonprofit. Find out more at


Thursday, October 24

Demon Days @ The Barrel (Estes Park) – 251 Moraine Avenue, Estes Park, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Thursday, October 24, from 5:00–11:00 p.m.

Details: Tapping 2016 Samael’s, 2016 The Beast Grand Cru, 2016 Mephistopheles and White Rascal

(Tap Takeover)

Get the Funk Out Tapping @ Crooked Stave FoCo (Fort Collins) – 216 N. College Ave. Suite 130, Fort Collins, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Thursday, October 24, 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)

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

Date/ Time: Thursday, October 24, from 12:00–10:30 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!

10/24 | Sour Cherry Belgian Quad – This mostly traditional Belgian Quad had a healthy serving of tart cherry puree added post fermentation but prior to aging in both whiskey and red wine barrels. 9.5%

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Friday, October 25

Old Grumbler Release @ Avery Brewing Company (Boulder) – 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Friday, October 25 from 11:30 a.m.- 11:00 p.m.

Details:No. 55 in our Barrel-Aged Series has (begrudgingly) arrived. Meet Old Grumbler, a blend of 12-month and 24-month Rum Barrel-Aged Imperial Ales.

He’ll be available in our Tap Room and Restaurant starting on Friday, Oct. 25.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Unicorns Hunting Whales @ Crooked Stave RiNo (Denver) – 3350 Brighton Blvd. Suite 130, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, October 25 from 12:00- 10:00 p.m.

Details: Come to the taproom on October 25th and enjoy special tappings from Outer Range, Moksa, Pure Project, Narrow Gauge, Fremont, Fort George, Jester King, Lawson’s , Maine Beer Co, pFriem and Chuckanut.

(Tap Takeover)

Nobody’s Darlin’ Barrel-Aged Whiskey Ale @ Ratio Beerworks (Denver) – 2920 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, October 25 from 12:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

Details: One of Ratio’s greatest strengths is assembling tremendous individual talents and finding a way to fuse them together toward a greater singular force.

Such is the case with this year’s Nobody’s Darlin’, which blends various Barrel-Aged versions of Reservoir Old Ale, Hold Steady Scotch Ale and for the first time, a touch of Novo Coffee. The result is a beautifully balanced, barrel forward Whiskey Ale which is that singular force of reckoning.

Come experience the bold barrel flavors of Nobody’s Darlin’ as it returns to the taproom on Friday, October 25.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Collabs Release @ Cerebral Brewing (Denver) – 1477 Monroe St, Denver, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Friday, October 25 from 12:00- 11:00 p.m.

Details: Join us this Friday, 10/25 at noon for the release of our most recent collabs + a brand new IPA, User Error!

𝕊𝕙𝕠𝕣𝕥𝕤 𝕎𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝕒 𝔹𝕒𝕕 ℂ𝕙𝕠𝕚𝕔𝕖
𝟾.𝟹% 𝙳𝙾𝚄𝙱𝙻𝙴 𝙸𝙿𝙰 𝙲𝙾𝙻𝙻𝙰𝙱 𝚆𝙸𝚃𝙷 Mumford Brewing
Last year, when Pete from Mumford came out for GABF, he experienced firsthand the fickleness of Colorado weather. We brewed Should Have Brought a Jacket in honor of his unfortunate wardrobe choices. The lesson didn’t seem to stick, because this year he boarded a plane in 80 degree LA weather and arrived wearing shorts on an overcast, 50 degree gloomy day in Denver. Shorts Were a Bad Choice, Pete, but we love you regardless.
Grist: Pilsner, Oats & Colorado Wheat
Hops: Citra, CTZ & Mosaic
$18/4-Pack, Limit 1 case PP

𝙈𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙤𝙪𝙨 𝙄𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙩
𝟽.𝟹% 𝙸𝙿𝙰 𝙲𝙾𝙻𝙻𝙰𝙱 𝚆𝙸𝚃𝙷 Resident Culture Brewing Company
The Setting: Voodoo Good Vibes Fest hanging by the bonfire
The Players: Chris from Resident Culture. Sean from Cerebral. A Kickball. Physics.
The Scene: Folks are chilling, drinking beers, kicking said Kickball. Chris decides to give it a leisurely punt. Sean impishly intervenes, attempting to steal Chris’s glory by booting it first. This is when Physics joins the party. Vectors, trajectories, forces, etc. conspire and Chris takes a low hit…ahem, a LOW hit. Sean claims coincidence. Chris suspects intentionality. Neither Physics nor the kickball could be reached for comment.
Grist: Pilsner, Wheat, Oats & Golden Promise
Hops: Mosaic, Vic Secret, Sabro
$16/4-Pack, Limit 1 case PP

𝗨𝘀𝗲𝗿 𝗘𝗿𝗿𝗼𝗿
𝟽.𝟹% 𝙸𝙿𝙰
The plan was to use Citra hops and make Strange Claw, but Sean didn’t realize we were out. 404 Not Found.
Grist: 2-Row, Wheat, C10, Golden Promise
Hops: Mosaic, Motueka, Vic Secret
$16/4-Pack, Limit 1 case PP

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

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

Date/ Time: Friday, October 25 from 5:00- 10:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct 25th
5PM – Close

5PM: Can Release featuring:

The Willies Double IPA
Hops: Kohatu, Citra, Hallertau Mittelfruh
*Contains lactose*
Limit: 1 case/pp

The Heebeegeebees IPA
Hops: Galaxy, Citra, Simcoe
Limit: 1 case/pp

7-9PM: Live DJ playing 90s Hip Hop

COSTUME CONTEST! Don’t forget to come in costume for a chance to win prizes. Winners will be announced at 9PM.

And stay tuned for our special edition Outer Range wolf tee that we will be releasing that day.

(Bottle/Can Release)

Saturday, October 26

Primitive Bottle Release Party @ Primitive Beer (Longmont) – 2025 Ionosphere St, Longmont, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, October 26, from 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Details: It’s finally happening. Primitive Beer is now available WITH and WITHOUT bubbles!!


Our first ever bottle release party is Saturday, October 26th from 11am-8pm at our barrel house in Longmont.

We’ll have four blends available in 750ml bottles:
⚡️Jazz Pilot – Four-puncheon blend
⚡️ShibbleShabble – Two-puncheon blend, 2019 GABF Silver Medal winner 🥈
⚡️And Now We Sparkle – Puncheon P-30 single barrel “Mono-Blend”
⚡️So Last Season: Nectarine – Two-puncheon blend matured nine-months on whole Hotchkiss Nectarines 🍑

Details to follow on bottle limits, pricing, and tasting notes!

The theme of our party is Werewolf Bar-Mitzvah (or more
inclusive Werepeople B’nai Mitzvah) and costumes are highly

(Bott;e/Can Release)

Tsar Bomba Day @ Gravity Brewing (Louisville) – 1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, October 26, from 12:00–11:00 p.m.

Details:  Tsar Bomba Drops Saturday, October 26!

Tapping Tsar Bomba Russian Imperial Stout Alongside Several Specialty Versions of Tsar Bomba
Live Music- Eff and the Blues Express
Costume Contest
Gravity Swag Giveaways

(Festivals and Special Events)

South In Your Mouth Beer Festival @ Lone Tree Brewing Company (Lone Tree) – 8222 Park Meadows Dr, Lone Tree, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, October 26, from 12:00–6:00 p.m.

Details:  Lone Tree Brewing is honored to host and invite you to join 12 of the breweries located south of Denver for the bi-annual “South In Your Mouth Beer Festival ” at Lone Tree Brewing in Lone Tree, Colorado. This event was started to promote and celebrate our great South-Metro beer culture. Taste something special from each of the 12 participating breweries, meet the brewers, do some good, and have a great time.

We are throwing a Toga Party for this South in Your Mouth so make sure to grab your favorite sheet to wear! Dressing up isn’t mandatory but is encouraged.

Participating breweries for South In Your Mouth are:
Blue Spruce Brewing
Locavore Beer Works
Living The Dream Brewing Co.
Halfpenny Brewing Company
Resolute Brewing Company
Dead Hippie Brewing
105 West Brewing Company
Boggy Draw Brewery
Lone Tree Brewing Company
Pikes Peak Brewing
Grist Brewing Company
Coal Mine Ave Brewing Company

$10 gets you commemorative glass along with 2-5oz pours at the event. Five dollars from the sale of each commemorative glass will go to the charity Drink For Pink this year. More tickets will be available for purchase so you can try all of the special beers that will be here from all of the SIYM breweries.

Drink For Pink is a small team collaborating with local breweries to make a big impact in cancer research. They do a bunch of beer festivals and events throughout the year to raise money for for cancer research. They also do a bunch of volunteering and promoting their mission throughout the year. They partner with researchers currently paving the way for cancer research.

Please join us at Lone Tree Brewing on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 12pm – 6pm to taste creative beers from your local breweries, meet the brewers, donate to a great cause, and enjoy some food, music, giveaways and fun.

Food Trucks: Hottie Rob’s Mobile Eats & Gyros King Food Truck

(Festivals and Special Events)

Pumpkin Tapping @ Big Thompson Brewery (Loveland) – 114 E 15th St, Loveland, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, October 26, from 12:00–10:00 p.m.

Details: We will tap a pumpkin and serve our Jack Attack Pumpkin Ale at 12 noon. This is a small batch so come try it while it lasts!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Halloween Rumpus @ Call to Arms Brewing Company (Denver) – 4526 Tennyson St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, October 26, from 4:00–11:00 p.m.

Details: Come celebrate Halloween with us on Saturday, October 26th from 4 – 11pm! Special beer releases, hound & human costume contests, @DJ-Rayrock. It’s gonna be a partay!

4pm: Doggy Costume Contest
6 – 9pm: Abel RayRock Gonzalez mixin’ up tunes
7pm: Human Costume Contest

Start planning now to concoct the wildest & craziest, most creative & unique show-stopper of a costume you can think of, and maybe you will take home the gold (or silver or bronze). Homemade elements / time spent on costume creation are required to win. BRING IT PEOPLE!

💀Best Overall Dog Costume = Big Basket of Doggy Goodies

💀1st Place = ONE FREE BEER EVERYDAY FOR THE REST OF 2019! *Some restrictions will apply…duh.*
💀2nd Place = $50 Bar Tab
💀3rd Place = 3-Pack Crowlers

More event details to come!

(Festivals and Special Events)

Single Cask: Mr. Sandman XO @ River North Brewery (Denver) – 6021 Washington St, Unit A, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, October 26, from 12:00–9:00 p.m.

Details: Last year, we released our Mr. Sandman XO and it was so popular we had to turn it into a single cask! This barrel aged imperial stout was aged for 20 months in Breckenridge barrels, giving it a very distinct flavor that hits your nose before you even get close to tasting it.

Bottles to go and limited amount on tap at 6021 Washington Street only!

(Bottle/Can Release)

Sunday, October 27

Spooky Halloween Party @ Acerage (Lafayette) – 1380 Horizon Avenue, Unit A, Lafayette, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Sunday, October 27 from 2:00- 6:00 p.m.

Details: Halloween is starting early here on the hill! Gather your family and friends and come celebrate all things harvest and SPOOKY with us on Sunday, October 27th. Activities, games, cider, snacks, Butter Cider, costume contest, and more for the whole family:

Doors open at 12pm, festivities begin at 2pm:

– Pumpkin Plinko! – roll a pumpkin down the hill and win prizes
– Sunday Supper
– Butter Cider
– Fireside Hangout
– Costume Contest
– Pumpkin Painting

(Festivals and Special Events)

Tuesday, October 29

Anniversary Truffle Dinner @ Liberati Brewery (Denver) – 2403 Champa St, Denver, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Tuesday, October 29 from 6:00- 8:00 p.m.

Details: On Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 6 – 8 p.m., LIBERATI Restaurant & Brewery will host a four-course Italian dinner featuring an assortment of the best truffles of the season, in celebration of its first anniversary.

Early bird tickets are $85 and will be available through Oct. 18. Regular tickets are $110. Guests will be welcomed with an amuse bouche and a complimentary glass of bubbles. Curated oenobeer and premium wine pairings will be available for $20 and $40 respectively.

This special menu is created and executed by LIBERATI Executive Chef Marta Biasotti. Delicious alternative options will be available during the first and third courses and include class Italian dishes Torta Rustica and Eggplant Parmigiana*.


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