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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | January 15, 2020

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, January 16

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New Year, New Beer: Belgian Table Beer (Collab with Ska Brewing) @ Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver) – 2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Thursday, January 16, from 12:00–10:00 p.m.

Details: Sure Great Divide has been brewing classics such as DPA, Yeti and Titan for years, but we also have an impressive rotating slate of seasonal, Tank Farm and Barrel-Aged beers. Our brewers are always experimenting on our pilot system, which inspired us to start celebrating those new beers every Thursday at both taprooms. Let us know what you think of this easy-drinking, 3.5% Belgian Table beer we’re calling High Fives and Hangouts. The beer pours promptly at open! You may receive an actual high five in the process. You’ve been warned.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Friday, January 17

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BlackBeeries & Cream Dyad @ New Image Brewing Company (Arvada) – 5622 Yukon Street, Arvada, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, January 17, from 11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.

Details: One of our favorite fruited Dyad flavors returns Fri. 1/17 and the first place to get it is in the taproom when it opens at 11 a.m. Come grab your 4pk first thing, or come over later in the day to see the New Image Comedy Show at 8 p.m. with headliner Andrew Orvedahl!

(Bottle/Can Release)

Beer Release: Angry Banjo @ Verboten Brewing (Loveland) – 127 E. 5th Street, Loveland, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, January 17, from 11:00 a.m. –11:00 p.m.

Details: Hybrid Kentucky Common. Inspired by the once popular indigenous style from Kentucky, this beer is made with American malts, flaked rye (instead of corn), chocolate and caramel malts giving this beer subtle chocolate and spicy grain characteristics. Flavors are sweet and smooth forward, but with a spicy, toasted grain backbone. Smooth and mid-bodied, with a tangy sweet and roasty aftertaste!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Twenty Twenty Release @ Wiley Roots Brewing Company (Greeley) – 625 3rd St., Greeley, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, January 17, from 12:00 –11:00 p.m.

Details: 2️⃣ 0️⃣ 2️⃣ 0️⃣
We’re going big for our first release of the year!

Starting on Friday, January 17, 2020, at 12 p.m., we’re releasing SIX new beers, including our new flagship Unfiltered American IPA, a Milkshake IPA collaboration, a new Wooden Spoon & Whisk pastry stout, a Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbon barrel-aged Stout and our two original Monstahs return.

Wiley IPA
Unfiltered American IPA with Simcoe, Amarillo and Cascade
6% ABV | 35 IBU

Strawberry Sunshine Sparkle 🍓🍓
Knotted Root Brewing Company collaboration
Milkshake IPA brewed with S=strawberry purée, milk sugar and vanilla dry-hopped with Citra and Vic Secret
7.9% ABV | 0 IBU

Guy on a Buffalo: Episode 2 👨🏼🐂
Mile High Wine and Spirits collaboration
Imperial Stout aged in a single Buffalo Trace Distillery bourbon barrel
10% ABV | 22 IBU

Cinnamonstah 👹👹
Imperial Stout with cinnamon, vanilla and graham cracker
10% ABV | 20 IBU

Mean Beans 🍫☕️
Imperial Stout with coffee and caramel
10% ABV | 20 IBU

Wooden Spoon & Whisk: Peanut Butter Toffee Brittle 🍫🥜
Imperial Milk Stout with peanut flour, toffee and milk sugar
11.2% ABV | 20 IBU

All beers will be available on-site and to-go starting January 17, 2020, at 12 p.m.

Knotted Roots will have Strawberry Sunshine Sparkle available on-site and to-go shortly after. Mile High Wine & Spirits will be the only store to receive Guy on a Buffalo: Episode 2 and we will have a very limited amount of cans to-go from the brewery. Distributed release date will be set by the store.

(Bottle/Can Release)

2x Can Release @ Cerebral Brewing (Denver) – 1477 Monroe St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, January 17, from 12:00 –11:00 p.m.

Details: Join us next Friday, January 17, for the release of a brand new IPA, Intentionally Blank + a fresh run of Rare Trait!

6.4% House IPA with Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado
Bursting with notes of candied peach, mango and tangerine with a restrained bitterness.
$16/4-Pack, limit 1 case PP

7.2% IPA with Mosaic in the whirlpool and dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin, Idaho 7 and Sabro. Notes of cedar and candied pineapple.
$16/4-Pack, limit 1 case PP

Doors open at noon and both will also be on tap!

(Bottle/Can Release)

Hazy IPA Release @ Bristol Brewing Company (Colorado Springs) – 1604 S. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, January 17, from 8:00  a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Details: With a new year underway, we are debuting a new series. We are dubbing it Bristol’s Draft Project!
The beers in this series will be draft only beers and available in select watering holes around town as well as the Pub. This will give us and you the chance to try something new and branch out a bit from the norm. The first beer we are releasing in this series is a Hazy IPA. This hazy was made with Strata, Mosaic and El Dorado hops and will be pouring at 6.3%.

Releasing in the Pub at 6 p.m. with a toast and food pairing. We will also be tapping a one-off cask made with this Hazy IPA and plums. Might we say, it’s Plum Hazy!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Summa Summa Time IPA @ The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project (Denver) – 925 W 8th Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, January 17, from 3:00 –10:00 p.m.

Details: Are you missing those glorious Colorado summers? Fear not- Summa Summa Time is here (in beer form, anyway).

Summa Summa Time (said in the voice of Will Smith) brings a myriad of summery hops with a balanced bitterness: Azacca, Apollo, Cashmere, Pacific Jade and Lemondrop. 6.7% ABV, 62 IBU.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Saturday, January 18

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Beer, Bacon, & Coffee Fest-Arvada @ Denver Beer Company (Arvada) – 5768 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, January 18—Sunday January 19, from 8:00 –8:30 a.m.

Details: Beer, Bacon & Coffee Fest is back in Olde Town Arvada for its 3rd year! SATURDAY & SUNDAY 8:30—11 a.m.

Come warm up and indulge all of your vices at the 8th annual Beer, Bacon & Coffee Fest at Denver Beer Co. This event is an early morning blast! All that is required of you is to wake up, roll down to Denver Beer Co. and enjoy some of Denver’s best beer, bacon & coffee! Then go home and take a nap. Best day ever!

Here’s the rundown:

Presale Tickets are $45, the event will sell out so grab them now!

Each ticket holder will receive a big breakfast burrito, unlimited coffee and as much bacon as we can cook up and you can fit in your belly. You will also receive a souvenir Denver Beer Co. coffee mug to fill with all the “breakfast inspired” brews you can drink in 2.5 hours!

(Special Events and Festivals)

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Perennial Artisan Ales @ Hops & Pie (Denver) – 3920 Tennyson St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, January 18, at 12:00 p.m.


We will be pouring:

  • Abraxas
  • Vanilla Abraxas
  • Coffee Abraxas
  • Long Descent
  • Sanctuary Fog
  • Saison Di Lis

(Tap Takeover)

2020 Super Stout Party @ River North Brewery (Denver) – 6021 Washington St, Unit A, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, January 18, from 12:00–9:00 p.m.


SUPER STOUT 2020 is taking over the North Washington taproom on January 18th with numerous amounts of stouts available on tap and in bottles.

The G Wagon will be on site serving up food to stuff your bellies while you also fill up on the darkest beers ever made.

Stay tuned for what stouts we will have on tap and what we’ll have in bottles.

(Tap Takeover)

Monday, January 20

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Book Club @ Fiction Beer Company (Denver) – 7101 E Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Monday, January 20, at 7:00 p.m..

Details: For our January book club we’re reading the book “A Plague of Giants” by Kevin Hearne.

Fiction Beer collaborated with Kevin and The Denver Public Library on a beer. We stayed in touch with Kevin and reached out about a little book club facilitation and he responded with a list of questions specially crafted just for us!

The official Fiction Beer CO book club meets monthly–usually on the third Monday of each month. We meet at 7:00 p.m. in the taproom. What we do: drink beers and talk about the book. Discussion questions help guide and focus the discussion; however, going off-topic is encouraged.

We have a great mix of gregarious bookish folks mixed with introverted bookish folks and we happily welcome new people into the fold.

We have an “official” Fiction Beer CO book club Facebook group:

(Beer Education)

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