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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | January 22, 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.

Wednesday, January 22

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Keep the Glass @ Acreage (Lafayette) – 1380 Horizon Avenue, Unit A, Lafayette, Colorado

Date/ Time: Wednesday, January 22, from 3:00–9:00 p.m.

Details: Celebrate winter’s glory at our first Keep The Glass of 2020, returning to @acreagecolorado on Wednesday, January 22nd at 3pm.

Toast this frosty keepsake and 2 cider pours for just $10. Rally your neighbors and get here early.

No reservations needed. First come, first served, while supplies last!

(Special Events and Festivals)


Spontaneous Beer (History, Brewing, Principals) @ Crooked Stave FoCo (Fort Collins) – 216 N. College Ave. Suite 130, Fort Collins, Colorado

Date/ Time: Wednesday, January 22, from 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Details: Jordan Fey, Crooked Stave’s Lab Coordinator, would like to invite you to our FOCO taproom for a night of spontaneity.

Jordan will be discussing Spontaneous beers including a historical background on how and why these beers came about. Todays spontaneous beers. Difference between Belgium and the rest of the world. We will discuss Crooked Stave’s technique and microflora specifics. We will also have the opportunity to taste some beers in Crooked Stave’s spontaneous line-up, including GABF Gold Medal winning Get the Funk Out.

The class lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Attendees are free to enjoy a complimentary draught beer and hang out with Jordan after the training. You must be of legal drinking age to attend.

(Beer Education)


Friday, January 24

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Denomination of Origin: Brazilian Coffee @ New Image Brewing Company (Arvada) – 5622 Yukon Street, Arvada, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, January 24, from 11:00 a.m. –11:59 p.m.

Details: The newest version of our stout series with rotating adjuncts returns with Brazilian coffee beans roasted by our friends and neighbors at Hunter Bay Coffee in Olde Town Arvada. Come grab a 4pk and try it alongside our previous versions on tap!

(Bottle/Can Release)


Dual Can Release @ Platt Park Brewing Company (Denver) – 1875 S Pearl Street, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, January 24, at 11:00 a.m.

Details: Dual Can Release of 2 Platt Park Classics…

💥You’ve been asking for these beers in cans since their release… NOW. IS. THE. TIME. We are so excited to bring our two most popular beers to 16oz cans!!!

🍦🍨☁️Madagascar Dream: A cream ale brewed with Madagascar vanilla on NITRO. This beer has been the #1 selling beer in our tasting room since the day it was released. Its light, fluffy and incredibly smooth with a vanilla finish. ABV 6.9%
16oz 4-pack cans: $18

🏝❄️💃Tropical Snow Dance: A West Coast IPA brewed with 100% mosaic hops and pale malt. The simple malt bill lets the mosaic hop shine with hints of citrus, tropical fruit, a floral aroma and a subtle pine resin bite. If you’ve been to our tasting room, you’ve probably partaken in a little Tropical Snow Dance. Bring your swim trunks and a parka. ABV 7.1%
16oz 4-pack cans: $16

(Bottle/Can Release)


Double Fist Friday: Two Beer Releases @ Bruz Off Fax (Denver) – 1495 York St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, January 24, from 11:00 a.m. –11:00 p.m.

Details: TWO NEW BEER RELEASES ‘Off Fax Only.

We’re releasing not only the first new recipes our new brewer Dave Olson created for us… they are also our first collaboration with Jensen Cummings and his Good Bugs Fermentation Projects.

These two beers are a split batch fermentation project we’ve dubbed The Homonym Series. So obviously we named these with French homonyms.

• La Reine (The Queen) 5.5% abv 14oz draft $5.75
• Le Renne (The Reindeer) 5% abv 14oz draft $5.75

—–Double Fist Friday only special!!! 2 – 14oz draft $9—–
Try them side by side

We start with a fairly simple base of 2 row Barley, Spelt, and Flaked Oats. We follow that with a decent kettle hopping, blending some old world noble hops with some more modern “flavor” hops with parentage of noble variety. From the kettle we split this into two separate but distinct fermentation’s; In one, we ferment with a Norwegian Kviek Farmhouse yeast strain allowing a free rise (hot) fermentation, and the other, a blend of Belgian saison strains, also with a free-rise (hot) fermentation. During and after fermentation we dry-hopped both beers identically with Huell Mellon and Hallertau Blanc hops. The results very clearly show the vast flavor spectrum yeast can impart in a beer. Maybe even more than any other ingredient, yeast is beer.

• La Reine (The Queen) 5.5% abv – Saison yeast
The Queen is a very dry and fruit forward hoppy Saison style beer. Fruit smells like pears, green grape skins, and honeydew melons up front with background phenolics of white pepper, and hay. By far the hoppiest beer Bruz has made yet, we dry-hopped this beer with Hallertau Blanc and Huell Melon which give strong pear, white wine, and honeydew melon or unripe mango.

The flavors are delicate and perhaps fleeting, especially given the how dry the beer is. It won’t linger on the pallet, but the delicate complexity will present itself in a way that you desperately want another sip to see if you really did get the flavor of green grapes or hint of hay.

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• Le Renne (The Reindeer) 5% abv Kviek yeast
The Reindeer is a fuller bodied (but still dry) hoppy beer made with Norwegian Kviek yeast. This one has an even fruitier nose with orange marmalade, cantaloupe, pears and green grapes. The same hopping schedule as The Queen this one is more like an American IPA-style beer with Hallertau Blanc and Huell Melon hops that are very Pear-like, white wine, and melon characters.

This beer is dry, but not as dry as The Queen so the hops and malt will be a little more “obvious” and will hang out on the pallet for slightly longer. This one will present much more like a modern American IPA. Low bitterness and high hopping rates that should give a nice fruitiness that is expected in a modern American IPA.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)


Passion Fruit Sour Returns @ Sanitas Brewing (Boulder) – 3550 Frontier Ave Unit A, Boulder, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, January 24, from 11:30 a.m. –10:00 p.m.

Details: Get excited for the return of our staff and crowd favorite, Passion Fruit Sour! With just the right amount of sour and sweet set with a crisp, refreshing body, Passion Fruit Sour is the perfect treat anytime of the year!

We’ll have this available in the taproom and togo starting Friday, January 24th!

(Bottle/Can Release)


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Mikerphone Collab + Pastels IPA Can Release @ Outer Range Brewing Company (Frisco) – 182 Lusher Ct., Unit #2, Frisco, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, January 24, from 12:00 p.m. –10:00 p.m.

Details: We are releasing two new cans on Fri, Jan 24 in the ORB Taproom, including our Mikerphone Brewing collab Milkshake IPA. Here are the beers:

Milky Chance Milkshake IPA collab with Mikerphone Brewing
Brewed with black and red currants, oat milk, and lactose.
70 cases available. $18/4pk. Limit: 1 case pp

Pastels IPA
Hops: Motueka, Citra, El Dorado, Mosaic
100 cases available. $16/4pk. Limit: 1 case pp

(Bottle/Can Release)


Kick the Sixtel Anniversary Party @ Stem Ciders (Denver) – 2811 Walnut St, Unit 150, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, January 24, from 12:00 p.m. –11:00 p.m.

Details: We’re officially 6! In celebration of all things Stem and you, our beautiful community, we’re throwing a Kick the Sixtel party in our RiNo Taproom.

We’ve pulled 5 sixtels of specialty cider, just for you! We’ll tap one, and then the next when it’s gone, until they are all gone. All for $6 per pour (10oz).

– Farmhouse
– Whiskey Barrel Rosidae
– Perry
– Cranberry Cyser
– The Pippins

We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

(Anniversary)


Hogshead Days 2020 @ Hogshead Brewery (Denver) – 4460 W 29th Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, January 24- Saturday January 25, from 12:00 p.m. –11:00 p.m.

Details: A winter celebration of Big, Dark and Roasty

(Special Events and Festivals)


Life Hack Double Hazy IPA Can Release @ WestFax Brewing Company (Lakewood) – 6733 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, January 24, from 2:00 p.m. –11:00 p.m.

Details: The return of Life Hack our 8.1% Double Hazy IPA brewed with Mosaic, Pacifica, and Zythos producing decadent and juicy notes of pineapple, mango, and papaya. Life Hack will be available in 16 oz 4-packs and singles, as well as on draft!

(Bottle/Can Release)


Tmave 13 Release- Bagby Collabieration Dark Czech Lager @ Bierstadt Lagerhaus (Denver) – 2875 Blake Street, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, January 24, from 5:00 p.m. –11:30 p.m.

Details: It is time to party again at your favorite party brewery in Denver!
Back when all of the other brewers were recovering from GABF, our brewers teamed up with Bagby Beer(CA) to make this smooth, malty, and delicious Dark Czech Lager.
We will be having this release party with some of those BAGBY peeps in attendance.
We will also have: Prague inspired food, live music by God Jammit, a pop-up clothing shop by Crazy Concepts- Bavaria, other Czech specialties, and a raffle to win a special Collab package, with a little something from everyone, including a crowler of the beer and its glass for you to party at home.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)


Saturday, January 25

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2020 Stout Fest @ Verboten Brewing (Loveland) – 127 E. 5th Street, Loveland, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, January 25, from 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Details:  Stout Fest is BACK! Once again we are transforming our Taproom and Barrel room into a Stoutopia for one day only! Featuring 20+ STOUTS on tap! These will be small batch releases, barrel aged releases, fun/crazy taproom-only releases starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 25th! (Small batch releases go fast! Get here in a timely manner!)
We’ll also have Dive-In Food truck parked out in front of our taproom dishing up delicious food for all of our stout lovers!!
You can purchase tickets and glassware in advance in our tasting room or by calling (970) 775-7371.

Drink Dark Four ways:
1. $30 – 10 taster punch card and commemorative tasting glass.
2. $28 – 10 taster punch card (Without commemorative glass)
3. $3.50 – Individual tasters (A la Carte)
4. Each punch on the 10 Taster punch card is worth 1 full taster pour or 2 half taster pours. Try 10 full 4oz pours of your choice or 20 2oz pours to try 20 different stouts! Mix and match! The option is yours!

*Commemorative tasting glass available while supplies last.

(Special Events and Festivals)


2 Year Anniversary @ Angry James Brewing (Silverthorne) – 421 Adams Ave, Silverthorne, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, January 25, from 11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Details: It’s time to celebrate Summit County! Angry James is turning 2 years old!! Come hang out and listen to live music all day. Drink all of your favorite beers or come enjoy our TWO NEW ANNIVERSARY BEERS released throughout the day. Anniversary shirts and glassware will be available for purchase. We can’t wait to celebrate with you all!!
NO COVER!!

(Anniversary)


Raspberry Quick Sour @ Diebolt Brewing Company (Denver) – 3855 Mariposa St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, January 25, from 12:00 –10:00 p.m.

Details: David Frambowie, Raspberry Quick-Sour, Can Release and Tapping!

The second installment in our notable people quick-sour series (Charlie Blackberry was the first). David Frambowie was soured over 5 days with Lactobacillus bacteria, primary fermented with French Saison yeast, and finally dosed with a massive amount of Raspberry puree in secondary. We’ll be releasing this limited quick sour in cans and on draft and jamming out to David Bowie all day long.

Come on out and join us as we put on our red raspberry shoes and dance those winter blues away!

Foodtruck is Cyndy’s Foodlishus.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)


Vintage Sale Day 1 @ Falling Rock Tap House (Denver) – 1919 Blake St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, January 25, from 12:00 –5:00 p.m.

Details: OK folks, come join us next weekend, January 25 & 26th from noon to 5 for the Falling Rock Vintage Beer and Garage Sale. We’ll have a nice list of Vintage Bottles of Beer at ridiculous prices plus S*** tons of glassware. Our storage area is overflowing with glasses, all kind of styles from Belgium, Germany and the US. We’ll also have other beer signs and beer related items (brewery people: swing by on Thursday or Friday during the day to retrieve anything you want back, most of the stuff is at least 10 years old). But wait, that’s not all, we will also have an assortment of T-shirts on sale. Over the years we have had many designs and we have a few left over from most of them, but not all sizes. We’re looking to de-clutter a bit and make it easier to find stuff. It’s amazing how much stuff you accumulate in 22-1/2 years…

(Special Events and Festivals)


Makin’ Noise Collab Pale Ale @ Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) – 5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, January 25, from 12:00 –11:00 p.m.

Details: MAKIN’ NOISE COLLABORATION PALE ALE
ABV 5.2%
RELEASE DATE: January 25

Proud to participate in the Makin’ Noise Beer Project with this Pale Ale collab brewed with Goldspot Brewing Company, using Troubadour Maltings Serenade Malt and yeast exclusively from Propagate Lab! $1 from each pint sold will go to Epic Experience to help out with their mission of empowering adult cancer survivors and thrivers to live beyond cancer. Made with citrusy, tropical hops of Cashmere, El Dorado, and Lotus, which will tantalize your taste buds and cause you to want to make some noise, too!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)


Luckypenny @ City Star Brewing (Berthoud) – 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, January 25, from 12:00 –10:00 p.m.

Details: Each year we release a new flavor of Luckpenny. This year we will be releasing a Belgian farmhouse ale fermented with tangerine, imparting a sweet tang flavor. Citrus fruits are commonly given as gifts during the Chinese New Year which is when we are debuting this ale. Join us in celebrating 2020’s year of the rat at the brewery. Festivities include live music, an asian fusion food truck, and more!

(Special Events and Festivals)


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Third Anniversary Celebration @ Cellar West Artisan Ales (Lafaeytte) – 778 W Baseline Rd, Lafayette, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, January 25, at 1:00 p.m.

Details: We’re elated to announce the details on our THIRD ANNIVERSARY celebration! On Saturday, January 25th, we’re throwing a lil’ bash to celebrate our staff, fans, and community. We’ve got some rare & exciting beers to tap, including a cellared keg of Nightingale (oatmeal nelson saison), Last Shadow (oak aged Brett Saison w/ pink guava), Proprietor’s Blend #3 (blend of Time Diviner Sour Saison & Farmer’s Breakfast Sour Imp. Stout), and White Stable (oak aged Brett Saison w/ viognier wine grape juice). White Stable serves as our anniversary beer, and we’re really pleased with it. We allowed this oat-forward saison to mature in oak barrels with our wild yeast culture for nearly a year, then added Washington viognier wine juice for secondary refermentation. Lovely Brett & oak notes mingle with delicate, fruity white wine character; 6.8% ABV. We’ll also have 500mL White Stable bottles at the anniversary.

Our new favorite mobile food vendor Grey Duck Eats will be on-site from 3-8pm, so come hungry.

Gratefully Acoustic will be providing groovy, acoustic Grateful Dead tunes from 6-9pm, so come heady.

All are welcome, but please leave Fido at home.

Thanks for three great years of real beer, we really appreciate the support and look forward to celebrating with everyone.

(Anniversary)


West Side Brewery Bus Loop- Ski Bunnies @ Little Machine Beer (Denver) – 2924 W 20th Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, January 25, at 2:000 10:00 p.m.

Details: It’s back and the theme is Ski Bunnies. We’ll have two party buses running continuously between Little Machine, Joyride, Strange and Oasis. Start at whichever brewery you choose and ride the loop all day for only $5. Hit all 4 breweries and get a free beer, at the brewery of your choice, on your next visit. Tickets can be purchased at your starting brewery on the day of the event. 21+ only on the bus.

(Special Events and Festivals


Sunday, January 26

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Brunch @ Jagged Mountain Brewing Company (Denver) – 1139 20th St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Sunday, January 26, at 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m..

Details: Join us Sunday January 26th for Brunch at Jagged Mountain!

From 11AM-2PM we’ll be pouring up our specialty breakfast beers and Waffle Brothers will be serving up their waffles and bacon.

This is a Sunday funday you’ll definitely want to wake up for!

(Beer Dinner/Brunch)


Vintage Sale Day 2 @ Falling Rock Tap House (Denver) – 1919 Blake St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Sunday, January 26, at 12:00- 5:00 p.m..

Details: OK folks, come join us next weekend, January 25 & 26th from noon to 5 for the Falling Rock Vintage Beer and Garage Sale. We’ll have a nice list of Vintage Bottles of Beer at ridiculous prices plus S*** tons of glassware. Our storage area is overflowing with glasses, all kind of styles from Belgium, Germany and the US. We’ll also have other beer signs and beer related items (brewery people: swing by on Thursday or Friday during the day to retrieve anything you want back, most of the stuff is at least 10 years old). But wait, that’s not all, we will also have an assortment of T-shirts on sale. Over the years we have had many designs and we have a few left over from most of them, but not all sizes. We’re looking to de-clutter a bit and make it easier to find stuff. It’s amazing how much stuff you accumulate in 22-1/2 years…

(Beer Dinner/Brunch)


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