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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | December 5, 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.


Thursday, December 5

7th Anniversary Week @ Black Bottle Brewery (Fort Collins) – 1611 South College Ave Suite 1609, Fort Collins, Colorado

Date/ Time: Thursday, December 5- Sunday, December 8, from 11:00 a.m. –11:00 p.m.

Details: We’re turning 7 years old and we want you to come help us celebrate all week long!

First, it’s hard to believe that it has already been seven years since we first opened our doors and started serving beer (and food) to the amazing people of our community. There are lots of familiar faces we’ve continued to see on a regular basis since 2012 and lots of new people we’ve got to meet in more recent years, but be it old or new, we GREATLY APPRECIATE your support. So… THANK YOU!

Mmmk now lets get to the exciting stuff we have planned!

Sunday, December 1st:
* Small Brewery Sunday: 1/2 Price Growler fills all day

Monday, December 2nd:
* Cellar Bottle Sale: We’ll have our cooler stocked with some bottled goodies for you to take home! See the full list of bottles below…
> 2014 Angry Elf (750ml)
> 2016 Angry Elf (750ml)
> 2018 Angry Elf (22oz)
> 2014 There Went the Neighborhood (750ml)
> 2018 The Last Unicorn (22oz)

Tuesday, December 3rd:
* Customer Appreciation Day and Pint Night: $3 Bill Payers (Scuba Steve, Friar Chuck, There Goes the Neighborhood, End of Days, and Ginger) ALL DAY long!

* @5pm we’ll be giving away BBB pint glasses! (While supplies last)

Wednesday, December 4th:
* 1/2 Price Growler Fills

Thursday, December 5th:
* Blacklisted Member’s beer tapping – (AVAILABLE TO 2019 and 2020 MEMBER’S ONLY). IF the keg doesn’t kick on Thursday it will be available to all guests Friday and until its gone.

Friday, December 6th:
* Guest taps line clearing: ALL guest draft beers will be discounted in order help clear the way for the BBB tap takeover! Discounts will vary by the beer but expect $2+ off.

Saturday, December 7th:

* 11am-1pm Donut pairing with Peace, Love and Little Donuts of Fort Collins. Specialty donut paired with 2019 Angry Elf.

* Special Tappings
> There Went the Neighborhood
> You’re My Boy, Blue!
> Taunting Frenchman
> The Last Unicorn
> Tequila Scuba Steve
> 2018 Angry Elf
> Cerealiously: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
> London Gentleman
> Ginginuity
> Pleasure Punch
> And MORE!

* Ugly Sweater Drawing:
> Wear an ugly sweater into the brewery at any point on Saturday and you’ll be entered to win either a $25/$50/$100 gift card to BBB.

* Ugly Sweater Competition @ 7pm
> The staff will vote for their favorite ugly sweater being worn at the brewery at 7pm. MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.
> Winner will receive a 2019 Angry Elf bottle + $25 gift card!

* Traditional Angry Elf toast for everyone @ 7pm

Sunday, December 8th:
* First ever hangover brunch from 10am to 1pm
> That’s right, we’ll be opening an hour early and featuring a special brunch menu along with a few drink specials. Come in and lick your wounds with us as we all fight off those Sunday scaries!

Mmmmmk we know that’s a lot to take in so keep your eyes peeled for separate events posted on Facebook leading up to the week long celebration. You’ll find more details in the specific event pages.

We hope to see you at some point throughout the week!


2019 CinnsationAle Release @ Odell Brewing Company (Fort Collins) – 800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, Colorado

Date/ Time: Thursday, December 5, from 4:00  –6:00 p.m.

Details: For the eighth year, the iconic Silver Grill in Old Town Fort Collins will team with Odell Brewing to craft the popular CinnsationAle – a sensational and sweetly spiced autumn ale infused with hundreds of tasty bits of the Grill’s famous cinnamon rolls.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Wild Christmas Ale with Colorado Plums @ Upslope Brewery (Boulder) – 1501 Lee Hill Rd Unit 20, Boulder, Colorado

Date/ Time: Thursday, December 5, from 5:00 –9:00 p.m.

Details: Time to get into the holiday spirit! Don your finest ugly sweater and join us for the release of our Lee Hill Series Volume 22- Wild Christmas Ale with Colorado Plums!

RELEASE // Thursday, December 5th (5-9 pm) at our Lee Hill tap room. Be the first to try this one on tap or snag a can for your cellar, or both! Also available tonight only- Wild Christmas Vertical Package!

19.2 ounce cans will be available for $10 per (limit of 6 per person). Price increases to $13 a can the following day, so stock up tonight!

$40 VERTICAL PACKAGE // We are busting a few cases from our Brewers’ Cellar and offering a 4 pack of Wild Christmas with Cranberries (Volume 10), Wild Christmas with Black Raspberries (Volume 14), Wild Christmas with Balaton Cherries (Volume 18) and our new Wild Christmas with Colorado Plums (Volume 22)!

2019 Wild Christmas Ale matured in oak casks with our house sour culture for one year before being racked onto more than 1,000 pounds of Colorado-grown red plums to re-ferment for eight weeks. Aromas of mellow oak, orange peel, and baking spices are backed by deep, juicy plum flavor and a pleasantly tart finish. Special thanks to “Big Rig” Bo for transporting our freshly-picked fruit back to the brewery from the Western Slope.

FOOD TRUCK // Tibet’s

LEE HILL SERIES // Named after our original North Boulder brewery, the Lee Hill Series is our tribute and continued commitment to experimenting and crafting small batches of beer for YOU, our awesome, craft beer-loving fans.

This quarterly, limited release series celebrates experimentation and creativity. Served up in 19.2 ounce cans, the Series offers new and innovative styles that are sure to be cellar keepsakes!

(Special Events and Festivals)

It’s Beginning to Taste Like Christmas @ Falling Rock Tap House (Denver) – 1919 Blake St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Thursday, December 5, at 5:30 p.m.

Details: Howdy folks! It’s that time of year when It’s Beginning to Taste a Lot Like Christmas! We’ve been in the cellar and come up with a list we’re looking forward to tapping on Thursday, December 5 at 5:30pm. So whether you’ve been naughty or nice, come in and start celebrating the Season of Light with these special treats!
N’Ice Chouffe 2016
Dogfish Head Puddin’ Wine 2017
Great Divide Hibernation 2018
Lost Abbey Santa’s Little Helper 2011
St. Bernardus Christmas Ale
Cellar West Christmas Ale
Destihl Cranberry Criek

(Special Events and Festivals)

Bushwhacker Double IPA @ Comrade Brewing Company (Denver) – 1919 Blake St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Thursday, December 5, at 12:00 p.m.

Details: Bushwhacker Double IPA. Brewed with Pure Idaho Malt and hopped with Sultana, Mosaic, Citra LupuLN2 Cryo Hop Pellets, Citra & Ekuanot. Nuff’ Said. 8.3% ABV

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Friday, December 6

4th Anniversary Party and Release @ Jessup Farm Barrel House (Fort Collins) – 1921 Jessup Dr, Fort Collins, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, December 6, from 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

Details: Join us as we raise a glass and celebrate 4 years of being in this wonderful community! We’ll be tapping our 4th Anniversary Belgian Quad and we’ll have a very special, VERY LIMITED single-barrel variant bottle release! Come celebrate with us!


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

Date/ Time: Friday, December 6, from 12:00 -11:00 p.m.

Details: Join us on Friday, 12/6 for the release of our very first Winter Warmer and the return of Time Crystal & Tactical Maneuver!




Doors open at noon and all three will also be available on tap!

(Bottle/Can Release)

Cafe Con Leche @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company (Denver) – 1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, December 6, from 12:00 -11:00 p.m.

Details: 2019 Cafe Con Leche is here! Cafe Con Leche is a milk stout made with rich coffee and vanilla and will be available in 6-packs and on draught!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

4 Year Anniversary @ Something Brewery (Brighton) – 117 N Main St A, Brighton, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, December 6- Sunday, December 8, from 12:00 -8:00 p.m.

On December 6th, 7th & 8th all weekend long starting on Friday at 12 noon to the end of Sunday, we are bringing you the best of the best!
With over 20 beers on tap and in Crowlers!!!😱


Share share share!!!!
We are going to pick a random person next week out of the “shares” we have from this page to have a chance to win an limited anniversary t-shirt, glassware and Sticker! 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌

😏This is just a little taste of the beers that will be at this amazing 4 year anniversary party……..

-🎂Birthday Cake Blonde- Birthday Cake Beez Knees Honey Blonde (only 3 kegs available)

-🍭Cotton Candy Haze & Juice – Cotton Candy Juicy New England IPA (only 3 kegs available)

-🍫🍰🍪Velvet Monsta! – Red Velvet Oreo Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout (16oz cans available)

-🍇Berry Badge- 4 berry sour ale in collaboration with 4 Noses Brewery- (32oz crowlers available)

-🍒✨Fruity Sparkles- a Fruity pebbles glitter sour ale (32oz crowlers available)

-🥣Cease & Desist Beeries- Crunch Berry milkshake IPA (32oz crowlers available)

-🥞☕️Four Year Strong- Barrel aged Imperial Porter with maple and coffee

-🍇We Met at Something- Barrel aged raspberry sour Saison with Brettanomyces (in 500ml bottles)

-🥞🍇Blueberry Muffin Cream Kettle Sour (on tap)

-🍇Taser Face!- raspberry blackberry kettle sour with marshmallows (4 pack 16oz available)

– 🍒🥧Karate in the Garage- a cherry pie sour IPA (only 3 kegs)

-🍇We Met on the Internet- a raspberry cream kettle sour

Everything will be available to crowler as well in special limited 4 year anniversary Holographic labels. 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 (Only 250 available)

For the first 40 people in line on Friday at 12 noon you will receive a free Limited 4 year Anniversary glass.
After they are all gone we will also have them to purchase as well 4 year anniversary T-shirts and stickers. (90 in total with various sizes)

We will have the front and back patio open and also opening up a little more room inside the old brew house as well, just so everyone will have a little elbow room.
Cross your fingers for good weather! 🤞🤞🤞

Food trucks all weekend will be:
Southern Straw (making a special dessert to go with one of our beers 😉 😉
and Simply Pizza.

So come out, mark your calendars and get ready to have a great time at our 4 year anniversary party!!

Thank you Brighton for making these 4 years seem like a dream come true, you are the absolute best!! Can’t wait and hope to see you all there!


Alternation Turns 2 @ Alternation Brewing Company (Denver) – 1539 S Broadway, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, December 6- Sunday, December 8, from 1:00 -9:00 p.m.

Details: Somehow, someway, we have made it to 2 years as a successful business in Denver. Don’t ask us how, because we are just going to point the finger at YOU.

We are going to be partying all weekend long with beer releases, music, art, food trucks, contests, giveaways, and more! Here is the expected lineup, with many additions along the way.

First Friday with Live Art and Hip-Hop 8-11pm
Food = Migration Taco 5-9pm

Tap Releases
Imperial almond milk stout aged in whiskey barrels from Locke + Co Distilling, beets, cherries, cacao nibs, and vanilla.
Almond milk stout aged on graham crackers, cacao nibs, marshmallows, and vanilla.
Coconut milkshake IPA with mango, coconut, and vanilla.

Bottle Releases (we will have a little bit of each of these on tap as well over the entire weekend) =
𝐀𝐋𝐎𝐍𝐄 (375 mL)
Single barrel saison with brettanomyces aged for 8 months in neutral American oak
SIngle barrel dark saison with brettanomyces aged for 8 months in neutral French oak

Live Music with The One And Only Jon Ham (12-3) and more…
Food = Vegan Van 12-7pm

Tap Releases
Imperial almond milk stout aged in whiskey barrels from Locke + Co Distilling, chocolate donuts, cacao nibs, and vanilla.
Almond milk stout aged on blueberry puree, graham crackers, cake crumbles, cacao nibs, and vanilla.
Coconut milkshake IPA with pineapple, cake crumbles, coconut, and vanilla.

Brunch with WongWayVeg 10-3pm

Tap Releases
Imperial almond milk stout aged on marshmallow, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Almond milk stout aged on cayenne peppers, cacao nibs, and vanilla.
Hard seltzer aged on green tea, lemon zest, and ginger.

We have about 1-2 kegs of each beer listed above. We will be releasing them utilizing a cascading approach. Three to five beers released each day on the day noted above. Once a beer kicks, it is gone for good. If we haven’t kicked anything by Sunday (doubtful), the entire taplist will be represented by the 11 beers above until they are gone!

We will be announcing contests, giveaways, music, and much more as we closer approach the party


PH1 Bottle Release @ Purpose Brewing and Cellars (Fort Collins)- 4025 S. Mason St., Unit C, Fort Collins, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, December 6, at 1:00 p.m.

Details: We are pleased to announce that the historic traveling barrel is now available for you to take home in a limited release .33L bottle along with a commemorative glass made in its honor. A golden hued beer created in the legendary and storied “rare barrel” where the addition of Riesling grapes perfected and elevated its flavor to a fruity bouquet backed by a grand tartness. •••Bottle with glass $24••• (Each additional solo bottle there after is $14 or glass is $11 if you elect to purchase them separately.) 7.1% ABV.

(Bottle/Can Release)

Winterfestbier Release @ Wild Woods Brewery (Boulder) – 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, December 6, from 3:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m.

Details: Winterfestbier is back! This delightful seasonal lager was so delicious last winter, we had to brew it again. This festive German-style lager was conceived after chatting with a customer who also happened to be a Beer Sommelier from Germany. While discussing fall Festbiers and Oktoberfest lagers, he described a rare style of beer brewed for the winter months that is malt forward and sometimes spiced with cinnamon depending on the town. Heavily based on our popular Oktoberfest recipe and brewed with premium heirloom German barley, this delightful and smooth lager is a bit stronger and has a pleasant seasonal spice. It’s certain to put you in the holiday spirit!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Saturday, December 7

Official Grand Opening @ Raices Brewing Company (Denver) – 2060 W Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, December 7, from 11:00 a.m. –11:55 p.m.

Details: Celebrate the official birth of our community, multicultural brewery with a ribbon cutting with Mayor Michael B. Hancock and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver.

Live music groups, beer, food trucks and activities for the whole family will headline the day long celebration.

11 am -1pm Ribbon Cutting, Official Grand Opening Representative Speeches, Apreciation.
1 pm Qhaswa Peru Dances
2 pm Caribbean Community Jam
3 pm – 6 pm Activities for kids and families – Crafts to Decorate Raices Community Tree
4 pm Las Dahlias – Traditional Mexican Songs
5 pm Learn Dancing Steps
6 pm Spoken Words with Jozer Guerrero, Franklin Cruz, and Kimberly Ming
7 pm Mono Verde
9 pm Son Tres

(Grand Opening)

Graham Cracker Grand Cru and Bomber Release @ Denver Beer Co. (Denver) – 1695 Platte St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, December 7, at 11:00 a.m

Details: Join us for the return of our Graham Cracker Grand Cru. Both of our taprooms will be tapping this special brew, and we’ll have limited bombers available.

We took an imperial version of our 2018 GABF Gold Graham Cracker Porter, and aged it in whiskey barrels along with chocolate, coconut, vanilla, and coffee. The result is a joyous journey of flavors that are smooth, rich, and complex.

We’ll be tapping this delicious beer and will have limited bombers available on Saturday, December 7th at both taprooms.

(Bottle/Can Release)

6th Birthday Party and Bottle Release @ Station 26 Brewing Company (Denver) – 7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, December 7, from 11:00  a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Details: We are SIX. YEARS. OLD.

What an incredible feeling, to have reached six full years of brewing meticulously crafted beer for you, for all, and for ourselves. We are lucky and grateful.

We are celebrating on Saturday, December 7, with a party worthy of six years of fun.


Our Sixth Birthday Beer is a bold Belgian Tripel in two variants: one fermented on wine grape must, and the other fermented on blackberries and mulberries. This is a strong, ambitious beer that we’re quite excited about.

We are releasing both variants in 750ml bottles all day during our Birthday on December 7. Bottles are $18 each.

The beer will be served on draft in specially-designed 6th Anniversary glassware, available in a Keep the Glass deal. Buy a pour of our Sixth Birthday Beer and the glass for $10. Photos of the glass will be dropped here soon.

Something Vinyl Club will be spinning live vinyl during the evening hours from 7:00 – 10:00 for our friends, neighbors, and guests that want to take the party into the night with us.

Basic Kneads Pizza has all the grub needs covered all afternoon and into the evening.

Come celebrate with us. We couldn’t have done this without you, so this party is in your honor.

Cheers to six years.


8 Year Anniversary @ Lone Tree Brewing Company (Lone Tree) – 8222 Park Meadows Dr, Lone Tree, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, December 7, from 11:00 a.m. –10:00 p.m.

Details: What an amazing 8 years it has been! We are so thankful for everyone that has made us into the brewery that we have become today!

Come join us as we celebrate 8 years of Lone Tree Beers, and all the people who helped get us to where we are (that’s YOU!).

Beer Tappings:
Horchata Stout – 11am
Barrel Aged Wee Heavy – 11am
3 Small Batch Firkin Surprises (tapping at 12pm, 2pm & 4pm)

Silent Auction – 2-6pm
Our December Charity of the Month Buddy’s Builders will on site at the brewery with a bunch of awesome silent auction items to raise money to build more dog houses!

Food Truck: Ol’ Skool Que

Live Music: 5-8pm The One And Only Jon Ham

Come one, come all!


Sea Creatures and New England Beers @ TRVE Brewing (Denver) – 227 Broadway # 101, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, December 7, from 12:00 –5:00 p.m.

Details: Join us Saturday, December 7th as we welcome our homies from the spooky state of Maine to the Queen City of the West. High Roller Lobster Company are gonna air-mail in some fresh-as-hell sea creatures so they can dole out some of the best Lobster Rolls in the country. Bissell Brothers will be out here as well and we’ll be hosting a tap feature with six of their killer beers.
Food and beers start flowing at 12pm and go until it’s all gone

(Tap Takeover)

OMF Turns 7 @ Our Mutual Friend Brewing Company (Denver) – 2810 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, December 7, from 12:00 –11:59 p.m.

Details: The brewery opened its doors at 2810 Larimer seven years ago on Saturday, December 7th. We are getting ready to celebrate those years of making beer with you and say thanks, no ticket required! The support of our customers, friends, family, and industry colleagues means everything to us and this event is another way to express gratitude.

We’ll have some new and favorite beers, packaged releases, and an Anniversary Double IPA!

Projected Tap List as of 12/5:

-The Fizz: 100% CO Keller Pils
-Saison Trystero: Brett Saison
-Contacto: Orange Roussanne Wild Ale
-Gelber Rauch: Smoked Blonde Ale
-Small Hold: 100% CO Hoppy Table Saison
-This, That, and the Other Thing: Breakfast Stout with Novo Coffee and Chocolate; Collaboration with Ruse Brewing
-Mojave Phone Booth: Citra Hazy IPA
-Vanilla Thanatoid: Laws Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Vanilla
-Neon Nail: Hazy IPA with Vic Secret and Galaxy
-The Mild Darkness: Dark English Mild with Oak; Collaboration with The Queer Brewing Project
-Saison Denchi: Saison with Lemongrass and Holy Basil; Collaboration with WhiskeyHill
-Don’t Panic! Black IPA
-An IPA’s Tale: West Coast Double IPA with Ekuanot
-Oy! Mixed-Culture Fermented Graf Ale; Collaboration with Stem Ciders
-Broken Time
-Fixed Blade: Laws Barrel-Aged Barleywine
-Year Seven Hazy Double IPA
-Weirding Way with Balaton Cherries: Foeder-Aged Brett Saison with Whole Balaton Cherries
-Valiant Thor: Barrel-Fermented Mixed-Culture Saison collaboration with Speciation
-Broken Time: Brett Beer Refermented on Blackberries collaboration with Spangalang

Projected Bottle List as of 12/3:
-Baraka: Buckwheat Brett Saison (Fort George Collab)
-Broken Time: Brett-Fermented Beer w/ Blackberries (Spangalang Collab)
-Contacto: Barrel-Fermented Wild Ale w/ Orange Roussanne Grape Must
-Esprit de Corpse: Blend 1: Blended Sour Ale (TRVE Collab)
-Gig Economy: Rustic Saison (Casa Agria Collab)
-Gratitude Six: 100% CO Tequila Barrel-Aged Saison
-How Complicated and Unpredictable the Machinery of Life Really Is…: Mosaic Dry-Hopped Solstice Sour (Baere Collab)
-Manor Bier: 100% CO Strong Brett Saison (Finns Manor Collab)
-Oy: Mixed-Culture Fermented Graf Ale (Stem Ciders Collab)
-Saison Trystero: Brett Saison
-Strangers Are Strange: Oak-Aged Saison w/ Brett (Cellar West Collab)
-Weirding Way: Foeder-Fermented Brett Saison
-Year Seven Hazy Double IPA in 750ml Crowlers!
-Weirding Way with Balaton Cherries: Foeder-Aged Brett Saison with Whole Balaton Cherries (a few magnums available, as well! First come, first served on the larger format)
-Valiant Thor: Barrel-Fermented Mixed-Culture Saison collaboration with Speciation
-Broken Time: Brett Beer Refermented on Blackberries collaboration with Spangalang
-Vanilla Thanatoid and Fixed Blade! Limit 2/person.


Not Just Another Imperial Stout: Mr. Sandman Release @ River North Brewery (Denver) – 6021 Washington St, Unit A, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, December 7, from 12:00 –9:00 p.m.

Details: Our imperial stout is back for the colder temps! We took some of Mr. Sandman and barrel aged it, giving it an even more intense profile.

Releasing December 7th at noon, we will have bottles to go and both on tap at BOTH of our taprooms: 6021 Washington Street and 3400 Blake Street.

(Bottle/Can Release

5 Year Anniversary @ Großen Bart Brewery (Longmont) – 1025 Delaware Ave Unit A, Longmont, Colorad0

Date/ Time: Saturday, December 7, from 1:00 –11:45 p.m.

Details: Celebrate 5 years of craft beer with us on December 7th! Food, Music, and beer releases.

Looking to join our Mug Club “Treu Bart Club” Join on this day and get a month free!

720 Main Street Tattoo will be on-sight noon to 4p.

Music starts at 4p
-Fists Of The Poletariat 4-6
-The Improvement Plan 6-8
Los Cheesies 8-10

Food By Jonny’s of Longmont 4p-10p

-Fu Manchu Foreign Stout (for our fans that have been with us since day one its coming back)
-Baltic Porter aged in Hale & Bradford bourbon bbls for 7months
-Hulihee Irish Red Ale aged in George Dickel and Early Times for 5months
-2 Squarrel Square Barrel Company options TBD
-HandleBarley Wine Vintage 2019 aged in a Dry Land Distillers Rum bbl


Beers of Prey: Presented by Ballast Point @ Beaver Creek Village (Avon) – W Beaver Creek Blvd, Avon, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, December 7, from 2:00 –6:00 p.m.

Details: Tickets on sale now!

Annual Beer Tasting in the heart of Beaver Creek Village. Featuring exclusive limited releases, seasonal, and fan favorite brews!

First 300 ticket buyers will receive a custom Beers of Prey OtterBox tumbler with their purchase.

Visit for event information & tickets!

(Special Events and Festivals)

International Berry White Day 2019 @ Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House (Lafayette) – 985 S Public Rd, Lafayette, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, December 7, from 5:00 –10:00 p.m.

Details: We’re thrilled to present to you the créme de la créme of the mead world, Superstition Meadery‘s Berry White Series. These meads are only released once a year and feature the most decadent of flavor profiles there is to enjoy.

These meads are quite limited and this will be the only location in Colorado where you’ll have the opportunity to taste them all together. Flights of all 4 variants will be sold in advance for $75 each. Flights can be redeemed anytime throughout the day. We’ll also have some other amazing gems available on draught and by the bottle.

Starting at 5PM we’ll be featuring a one of a kind, guided Barry White music pairing that will be served alongside the pre sold Berry White flights. Email [email protected] to reserve your flight as availability is limited

(Tap Takeover)

Sunday, December 8

Ho Ho Ho Slapdown @ Bierstadt Lagerhaus (Denver) – 2875 Blake Street, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Sunday December 8, from 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Details: The time has again come to ditch your neighbor’s ugly sweater party and check your holiday cheer at the door because Bierstadt Lagerhaus is hosting the 4th annual HO HO HO Slapdown! Step into the judge’s booth as seven Colorado brewers go toe-to-toe with exclusive seasonal beers that would smack even Santa right in the mouth. It’s your one chance this year to cast a vote for something that doesn’t suck. You get awesome beer and the winning brewer walks away with bragging rights and a sweet ass trophy. Join the party and bring your thirst for craft brew and friendly competition.

$25 gets you a 5oz sample of each beer and the authority to cast your vote.

Buy your tickets at the door on the day of the event or online at

(Special Events and Festivals)

Molly’s Fifth Annual Cellar Release @ Molly’s Spirits (Denver) – 5809 W 44th Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Sunday December 8, from 3:00–5:00 p.m.

Details: Exclusively for Molly’s Spirits Beer Club Members (which is easy enough to sign up for), the Fifth Annual Beer Cellar Release will have Fremont’s Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Star, Lost Abbey Red Poppy, Jester King Raspberry Cherry, Samual Adams’ Utopias and more than 120 other cellared beers are up for grabs. Via a raffle system, winning the raffle means you are winning the opportunity to purchase the bottle(s). Winners will be selected at 5:00 PM. You do not have to be present to claim your bottle(s).

(Special Events and Festivals)

Monday, December 9

The Women Who’ve Been with Lady Justice Brewing @ History Colorado (Denver) – 1200 Broadway, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Monday, December 9, from 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Details: For thousands of years, women were the primary brewers of the world. Today, they continue to be a force in the growing beer renaissance—especially in Colorado. From historic firsts to pioneering practices, women are forming and transforming Colorado’s brewing industry and beer culture, setting the stage for the next generation of brewers and drinkers.

Admission for this program includes the lecture and a flight of beers to enjoy during the program. Come on down and crack open a cold one with us!

(Special Events and Festivals)

Tuesday, December 10

National Lager Day @ Cellar West Artisan Ales (Lafayette) – 778 W Baseline Rd, Lafayette, Colorado

Date/ Time: Tuesday, December 10, from 3:00–10:00 p.m.

Details: We’re celebrating lagerbier by offering every guest who visits our brewery next Tuesday, Dec 10, a complimentary pour of Kneebone Pils, our heralded house Pilsner. Seriously, a free glass of Pils. Come out and toast to National Lager Day on the 10th!

(Special Events and Festivals)

A Moment in Time: Breakfast of Champions @ Novel Strand Brewing Company (Denver) – 305 1st Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Tuesday, December 10, from 6:00–=10:00 p.m.

Details: Novel Strand Brewing Company & Queen City Collective Coffee Company present:

A Collaborative dinner event with our friend, Chef Will Harris

On Tuesday, December 10th we will be hosting our 4th paired beer dinner event, and the last dinner for 2019.
For this particular evening, we are teaming up with our mates, Queen City Collective Coffee, and Chef Will Harris (Linger, Root Down, Ophelia’s, among others) to bring you a unique dinner in which we will serve you beer, coffee, and food.
This 4-course affair will feature an eclectic mix of food from a variety of backgrounds and inspirations, 3 different beers fitting for December weather, and 2 delicious coffees. We want to show you what our space is about!

Tickets for this special dinner will be $70 and the cost includes gratuity. We can only accommodate 30 people, so we recommend grabbing tickets early! Please visit the Novel Strand taproom during beer or coffee hours to purchase a ticket or visit Queen City’s Five-Points shop. Alternatively, 10 tickets will be available via Eventbrite.

The premier beer of the dinner is a collaboration between us and the coffee cats of Queen City, affectionately named ‘WORKINONIT’ (R.I.P J-DILLA). We brewed a hearty Imperial Stout base with 7 different malts, and then cold infuse a special Ethiopian Coffee into it. We use a variety called WORKA, from the Wuri Coffee Station in Worka-Sakaro, Gedeb District, Ethiopia. This natural process heirloom variety produces unique flavors of sweet and tart berries that we really wanted to showcase. We worked with Luke, Queen City’s roast master man to develop a roasting procedure that highlights as many unique flavors of WORKA as possible, while minimizing the ‘roasty’ characteristic of the coffee. This beer is warming and delightful and expresses itself with beautiful notes of chocolate berry cake, a gentle sweetness, and a delicate pop of coffee on the finish.

We will also be serving our Kölsch inspired ale, EAU DE COLOGNE, as well as an old winter favorite, SMÙID, an ale inspired by traditional Scottish Wee Heavy. Queen City will be serving pour overs of the specially roasted WORKA, as well as a special espresso-based drink to be paired with the desert.
Options from the full beer and coffee/tea menus will be available a la carte.

(Beer Dinner)

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  1. Hi guys, we’re releasing Buche De Noel, our 15.5% Breckenridge Bourbon barrel aged Imperial Stout with a candlelight Release Dec 7 at 6pm!

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