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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 6, 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, November 6

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Beer Pairing Dinner @ Left Hand Brewing Company (Longmont) – 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, Colorado 

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

Details: Left Hand is teaming up with Barley’s Angels for a mouth-watering beer pairing dinner featuring cuisine from Chef Brooks Steele of Gaijin Street Food. Get your taste buds excited for a multi-course, Asian-inspired menu expertly paired with Left Hand brews by our Bar Manager & Certified Cicerone, Tony Saccomanno.

Food Menu

Course 1: Fusion Onigiri
Laos Style Sticky Rice, Thai Chili Furikake, Nori Wrapper

Course 2: Vietnamese Spiced Squash Soup
Delicata Squash, Huê Style Pork Broth, Savoy Cabbage, Shiso Leaf

Course 3: Chiang Mai Style Chicken
Brined and Grilled Chicken, Khao Soi “Curry”, Egg Noodles, Pickled Accoutrements

Course 4: Green Tea Panna Cotta
Gingered Asian Pear, Ginger Snap Crumble

Seats are limited and will sell out. Secure your tickets now!

(Beer Dinner)

Thursday, November 7

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8th Anniversary Party @ Cedar Creek Pub (Aurora) – 62100 N Ursula St, Aurora, Colorado 

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

Details: Come join us for our 8th Anniversary Party with a special draft list, live music ,our special Double Double Cheeseburger and smoked Buffalo wings.

Draft List

Boulevard Brewing Company 30TH ANNIV BARREL AGED BLEND
Maine Beer Company POST RIDE SNACK IPA
Stillwater Artisanal FRUIT ON THE BOTTOM SOUR
Half Acre Beer Company WAND IMPERIAL IPA


Ales of Antiquity Dinner @ Avery Brewing Company (Boulder) – 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, Colorado 8

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

Details: Join us for the latest Ales of Antiquity dinner, and take home a 4-pack of our newly released 1752 India Pale Ale!

Travis Rupp, Avery’s resident Beer Archaeologist, will share his research on the origins of craft beer’s most popular style – the IPA.
Hear Travis talk about the history of the beer while you enjoy a multi-course family-style dinner inspired by the regions where the IPA was born. You’ll also get to sip on multiple variations of the ale! After dinner, you’ll take home a 4-pack of this limited release.

The dinner will be hosted in our upstairs restaurant. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the dinner will begin promptly at 7:00pm.

Tickets are $65 per person and include a multiple course dinner, six variations of 1752 India Pale Ale, a presentation from Travis Rupp on his research and methods to brew this IPA, plus a 4-pack of this release to take home (and tax & tip)!

(Beer Dinner)

Friday, November 8

Pear of Peaches Can Release @ Avery Brewing Company (Boulder) – 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, Colorado 8

Date/ Time: Friday, November 8- Sunday, November 10, from 11:30 a.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Details: Introducing Pear of Peaches! Packed with fruit-forward hops, this Imperial Hazy IPA brings a bushel of fruity flavors with plump peaches and pleasing pears. This limited release will be available in our Tap Room and Restaurant on Friday!

We’ll be sharing our love for pears and peaches with:
*Buy a 6-pack to-go, get a 7th on us
*Buy a pint of Pear of Peaches, get a pint glass on usts.

(Bottle/Can Release)

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Roots Radical Citrus Beet Saison @ Ratio Beerworks (Denver) – 2920 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, November 8- Sunday, November 10, from 12:00 0.m.- 12:00 a.m.

Details: As we enter the holiday season, Ratio is reminded of the importance of gathering in community to share food, drink and time with our friends and family. To help celebrate the occasion, we’ve lined up a special release of Roots Radical, our Citrus Beet Saison. Available on-draft and in crowler cans to-go so you can share with the loved ones over the holiday break.

Roots Radical Citrus Beet Saison
Each year’s fall harvest reminds us to celebrate the fruits of our labors, as well as those who lent a hand to bring these rich culinary yields to our tables. Crafted in celebration of Ratio’s first Harvest Week partnership, we produced a bright, illuminant, earthy, yet refreshing, Citrus Beet Saison. This beautiful naturally bright ruby hued Saison features a slight blend of tartness, yielding to sweetness from the citrus and coriander. It then finishes clean with a tinge of earthiness from the beets.

(Bottle/Can Release)

4th Anniversary Celebration @ 105 West Brewing Company (Castle Rock) – 1043 Park St, Castle Rock, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, November 8- Saturday, November 9, from 12:00- 11:00 p.m.

Details:Celebrate 4 years of great beer and better friends with 105 West Brewing.


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Good River Beer Taproom Grand Opening @ Good River Beer (Denver) – 918 W 1st Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, November 8, from 4:00- 10:00 p.m.

Details: The moment we’ve been waiting for, for the last four years! Join us at our taproom for our Grand Opening Night! $1 from every pour will be donated to one of our 2% for Rivers Partners, Colorado Whitewater. Hope to see you there!

(Grand Opening)

Triple IPA @ Goat Patch Brewing Company (Colorado Springs) – 2727 N Cascade Avenue, Suite 123, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, November 8, from 5:30- 10:00 p.m.

Details: Join us on Friday, November 8th at 5:30 for the release of our Triple IPA, A high alcohol, heavily hopped Ale designed to warm bellies and lift spirits. Brewed with Warrior, Ekuanot, Columbus, Simcoe, Green Bullet, and Willamette hops

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Saturday, November 9

One Year Anniversary @ Timnath Beerwerks (Timnath) – 4138 Main St, Timnath, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, November 9- Sunday,November 10, from 12:00 –9:00 p.m.

Details: Announcing music for our anniversary weekend! On Saturday, Nov 9 we will have the lovely Ree Christine from 1pm – 3pm, and then we’ll bring in Max Mackey to perform from 5pm – 7pm.

On Sunday, Nov 10, you’ll get to enjoy music from Bo DePeña from 5pm – 7pm! Big thank you to these talented musicians for adding to our anniversary

Special beer releases, food trucks, live music, and more surprises over two days. We’re celebrating our one year anniversary of being in business!


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Nitro Fest 2019 @ Left Hand Brewing Company (Longmont) – 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Saturday, November 9, from 4:00 –10:00 p.m.

Details: Envelop yourself in a dark, swanky beer festival like no other. Nitro Fest is America’s only exclusively nitrogenated beer festival, featuring rebelliously rare beers poured by acclaimed breweries from across the globe, as well as and invite-only list of the best nitro beers from the United States. The 6th annual Nitro Fest will transport you for an out-of-this-world experience. Come and the beers and music transport you throughout the cosmos. Acclaimed national touring artists are curating performances featuring fire dancers, aerialists and more. The event is a Cosmic Formal Masquerade Ball, and costumes are highly recommended. Come ready for a one of a kind night and let the beers, costumes and music transport you for an experience you will surely never forget.

(Special Events and Festivals)

Peanut Butter Graham Cracker Porter Release Party @ Denver Beer Company (Denver) – 1695 Platte St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, November 9, from 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Details: We took our award-winning Graham Cracker Porter and peanut buttered it up a notch! Malt flavors of biscuit, caramel, and chocolate are combined with real peanut butter and graham crackers in this fun and flavorful version of a traditional brown porter. The result is a bit like a s’more plus a peanut butter cup in beer form. You’re welcome. 5.6% ABV.

To celebrate its debut, we will stock both of our taprooms with Peanut Butter Cups to pair with each pint! While supplies last.


We’ll be raffling off a TON of DBC swag and a Peanut Butter GCP KEG!!!! 1 raffle ticket will be handed out with EVERY Peanut Butter GCP pint purchase from 11-5 pm FREE entry to this event. Drawings will happen every hour!

Come get nutty with us!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

More Dodge Less Ram @ Comrade Brewing Company (Denver) – 7667 E Iliff Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, November 9, at 12:00 p.m.

Details: We are releasing our GABF Gold Medal IPA, More Dodge Less Ram on Saturday so I wanted to send you the RadCraft press release as well as the info for the beer!  ThanksMore Dodge Less RAM is a stronger triple-dry hopped sister of Superpower IPA that took gold in the second most-entered category of this year’s GABF competition. More Dodge Less RAM is hopped with Citra, Simcoe, Mosaic, and the hop formerly known as Denali. It weighs in at 7.8% ABV.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

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Grandma’s 5th Anniversary @ Grandma’s House (Denver) – 1710 S Broadway, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, November 9, from 12:00 –11:55 p.m.

Details: As a cheers to five years, we’re throwing a Grand Ol’ Anniversary Party from open to close, Saturday November 9th. We’re honoring all the things Grandma’s House by showcasing some of our favorite events, beer, and people, including you! Expect five exclusive beer releases, bingo (with a special anniversary twist), games, comedy, an optional grandma-themed costume contest, a groovy granny get down dance party and more!


Icculus Day 2019 @ Beyond the Mountain Brewing Company (Boulder) – 6035 Longbow Drive Unit 9, Boulder, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, November 9, from 12:00 –10:00 p.m.

Details: Join of for the release of our 2019 version of Icculus, The Learned Russian Imperial Stout. Starting at 12pm we will be tapping and releasing for sale bottles of Icculus, The Learned and Barrel Aged Icculus (aged in bourbon whiskey barrels from FEW Distillery). 22oz bottles of Icculus, The Learned are $10 each with no limit. 22oz bottles of Barrel Aged Icculus are $12 with a limit of 2 per person. We will also be tapping a keg of Icculus, The Learned 2018.

To celebrate this release, Colorado’s premier Phish coverband, Phour Point 0, will be playing our taproom from 6-9pm.

(Bottle/Can Release)

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