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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | December 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.

Monday, December 23

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8 Crazy Nights of Barrel-Aged Beer @ Launch Pad Brewery (Aurora) – 884 S Buckley Rd, Aurora, Colorado

Date/ Time: Monday, December 16- Monday December 23, from 2:00–10:00 p.m.

Details: Available on Tap and in 19.2 ounce Stove Pipe Cans. Limited Release. First come, first serve.

M12/16: Soyuz Aged in Golden Moon Port finished with Rye Whiskey Barrel with Mourvedre grape must
T12/17: Gemini Belgian Dubbel Aged in Laws Four Grain Bourbon barrels with coffee
W12/18: Cozy Christmas Soyuz: Imperial Stout with coffee, coconut, caramel and vanilla beans
T12/19: Soyuz aged in a Creekside Cellars Sherry barrel with strawberries and balsamic vinegar
F12/20: Old Fashioned Saison aged in Laws Whiskey barrels with cherries and oranges
S12/21: Gemini Belgian Dubbel Aged in Laws Four Grain Bourbon barrels with gingerbread spices
S12/22: Soyuz aged in Laws Four Grain Bourbon barrels with pistachios and honey
M12/23: Soyuz Aged in Laws Rye Whiskey barrels with cherries and almonds

(Special Events and Festivals)


Firkin Day: Barrel Aged Aurora Strong Ale @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company (Denver) – 1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Monday December 23, from 12:00–9:00 p.m.

Details: Continuing with day 11 of the 12 Days of Firkins with a Barrel Aged Aurora String Ale! Those that try all 12 will receive a pair of Copper Kettle Socks and those that try 6 will receive a free Copper Kettle glass!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)


Jake’s X-mas Eve Eve Pajama Party @ Jake’s Brew Bar (Littleton) – 2530 W Main St, Littleton, Colorado

Date/ Time: Monday December 23, from 5:00–12:00 a.m.

Details: Twas the night BEFORE, the night before Xmas…and Santa went to the bar. It’s time for our Annual Jakes’ Xmas Eve Eve Pajama party!

This is quite the informal affair, but every year this is a great night to be in downtown Littleton with friends, family and neighbors. We’ll be slinging drinks, sippin beers, hanging out watching Xmas Movies, some last minute Clark Griswald perhaps…all in all we will once again enjoy the hap hap happiest Xmas eve eve EVER. And yes That’s two EVE’s!!!

So grab your throw on your most comfortable Xmas PJ’s, ugly Xmas sweaters or whatever holiday cheer you can pull together. There’s a good chance we’re staying open late for this one so come on down when the mood strikes. Let’s raise a glass, share some laughs and make sure this Xmas eve eve is the best yet!

(Special Events and Festivals)


Tuesday, December 24

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Firkin Day: Cherry Baltic @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company (Denver) – 1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Monday December 23, from 12:00–5:00 p.m.

Details: The FINAL day of the 12 Days of Firkins goes out with a bang with a Cherry Baltic! Those that try all 12 will receive a pair of Copper Kettle Socks and those that try 6 will receive a free Copper Kettle glass!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)


Wednesday, December 25

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6th Annual Christmas Party @ Alpine Dog Brewing Company (Denver) – 1505 Ogden St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Wednesday, December 25, from 10:00 a.m. –10:00 p.m.

Details: That’s right, we are open on Christmas Day! Get those pesky presents out of the way and come down to the Dog for the real thing!

Sugar Cookie Decorating and 3 new beers open 10-10!

Featuring the Releases of:
Banana + Chocolate + Coffee + Lactose – Bourbon Barrel Aged Brown Porter
and!
Bourbon Barrel Fermented English Style Old Ale
and!
German Style Schwarz Bier

The One And Only Jon Ham will be sweetly rocking your ears from 1-3pm!

(Special Events and Festivals)


Your Family: Burns Family Day @ Burns Family Artisan Ales (Denver) – 2505 West 2nd Avenue, Unit 13, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Wednesday, December 25, from 4:00 –10:00 p.m.

Details:Dec 25 is what you make of it. 25% off your tab today. Bring a dish to share, and spread the joy. We’ll probably sneak peek something amazing, but you will just have to be here (with your best “I was good all year” behavior,) to find out. All present get presents. HoHoHoliday tunes with Jeremiah Shore at 7:30p.

(Special Events and Festivals)


LIBERATI’S Christmas Feast @ LIBERATI Restaurant and Brewery (Denver) – 2403 Champa St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Wednesday, December 25, from 5:00  –9:00 p.m.

Details: BE SURE TO BOOK YOUR TABLE ON OPENTABLE BEFORE YOU PURCHASE YOUR EVENTBRITE TICKETS
https://www.opentable.com/r/liberati-restaurant-and-brewery-denver?avt=eyJ2IjoxLCJtIjowLCJwIjowfQ&corrid=55d122a0-5fe9-4069-955a-2e2dbaacb19a&p=2&sd=2019-12-12+12%3A45

On Christmas day we celebrate family style with LIBERATI’s Family Christmas Feast!

This four course meal will be served family style with an appetizer, two mains and a dessert.

To start:
Classical Neapolitan fried pizza “pizzotte” balls along with a San Marzano tomato sauce dip.

Followed by:
our signature Vegetarian Genovese pesto white Lasagna, along with our home made Salsiccia and zucchini house made shell pasta.

Then:
Traditional mozzarella stuffed “Polpettone” (Italian meatloaf) with sautéed green peas and a seasonal salad.

Last but not least:
A slice of Pandoro with creme chantilly will be presented for dessert, like it happens in all the households that we grew up in, in italy.

This family style dinner will be served from 5 to 9pm, for a ticket of $60, plus tax and gratuity. We really look forward to see you here, to celebrate Christmas with good cheer, a few tasty beverages, and a great feast!

(Special Events and Festivals)


Orphan’s Christmas Party in the Hall @ Bierstadt Lagerhaus (Denver) – 2875 Blake Street, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Wednesday, December 25, from 5:00  –11:00 p.m.

Details: Just because you are all alone in a new(or old) home for Xmas doesn’t mean you have to be all alone for Xmas. Nor do you have to be alone to come to this party.
We are opening up the Beer Hall for some games, music, movies on the big screen, and most importantly some solid holiday beer drinking.
Food and beverage options will be slightly limited in the Beer Hall, but the fun will be unlimited.
Bring some holiday cookies or a quality nut medley.
Tip the bartender in leftover ham.
Wear your new socks.
Giant Beer Pong tourney at 8pm.

(Special Events and Festivals)


Thursday, December 26

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Three Wise Men Cellar Series Release @ Downhill Brewing Company (Parker) – 18921 Plaza Dr, Parker, Colorado

Date/ Time: Thursday, December 26, from 3:00 –10:00 p.m.

Details: The Three Wise Men Cellar Series beer release is a celebration of big beers. We will be offering three beers from our Cellar Series. The Ghidorah, a Mexican Chocolate Imperial Stout that has been hibernating in Basil Hayden barrels for the past year. Nazgul, an Imperial Stout aged in Four Roses barrels during 2018 and tucked away for 2019. Our Bier de Garde, Fetchez la Vache stashed since February 2019. All Three beers will be available in individual 10 oz. pours or a flight of three 4 oz. pours.

(Bottle/Can Release)


Saturday, December 28

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Pumpkin Ravioli and Amaretti Riesling @ LIBERATI Restaurant and Brewery (Denver) – 2403 Champa St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, December 28, from 5:00 –9:00 p.m.

Details: On the Sunday following Christmas, after a full year of waiting and so many requests from our patrons, Chef Marta Biasotti will be making by hand a limited number of portions of her epic pumpkin ravioli, available just for you on this special night.

Handmade Zucca Ravioli (pumpkin ravioli) with an Italian mostarda of Modena and amaretti flown in from Saronno, Italy, and served with an exquisite sage butter and 24month aged parmesan from Parma.

You will be able to order from our normal menu to create your dinner around this legendary plate, but don’t wait too long, the availability is truly limited.

And along with our Pumpkin Ravioli, be the first to try our brand new Amaretti Riesling Strong Ale, gently dry hopped with noble hops, fermented on Riesling grapes and actual Amaretti cookies from Saronno Italy.

To secure a portion of Marta’s Zucca Ravioli the cost is $22 plus gratuity and taxes, or you can also pair the ravioli with a goblet of our Amaretti Riesling Strong Ale for $26++

(Beer Dinner)



Sunday, December 29

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2019’s Last Lazy Sunday @ River North Brewery (Denver) – 6021 Washington St, Unit A, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Sunday, December 29, from 12:00 –7:00 p.m.

Details: As we wrap up 2019, we end it with two new hazy styles! Featuring a couple of hazy delights, on tap side-by-side to enjoy in the Washington Street taproom or take home in crowlers. At Noon, we will tap two hazy beers featuring different hops.

Which one will be your new favorite hazy?!

Only five gallons of each version, no crowler limit while supplies last!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)


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