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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | February 12, 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, February 12

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Gift of Time- Stout Month Edition @ Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver) – 1441 West 46th Avenue, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Wednesday, February 12-  Sunday, February 16, from 12:00– 8:00 p.m..

Details: We’re excited to announce the -STOUT MONTH EDITION- of Gift Of Time, our Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout series.

For this unique edition we blended three different Imperial Stout recipes each initially brewed in 2016 and resting gracefully in Bourbon Barrels ever since. The first part, being the oldest, was an Imperial Stout-Porter brewed in April of 2016 with Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso from Evil Twin and aged for 46 months in a single 12 year old Heaven Hill Bourbon barrel. The second part was an Imperial Stout brewed in May of 2016 and aged in a single Angels Envy barrel for 45 months. The remaining portion of the blend was comprised of an Imperial Rye Stout recipe brewed in June of 2016 and aged for 44 months in 10 year old Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels. The over-all blend comes out to a 25/25/50 split between the recipes.

With the average age of this blend surpassing 44 months spent in the various bourbon barrels, it suffices to say this is another decadent ensemble of barrel characteristics. Bourbon layered on top of bourbon, each monstrous Imperial Stout recipe does well enriching and balancing the final blend. We are excited to share a little bit more of the barrel-aging projects we’ve been working on over the years and what better way to celebrate Stout Month here in Colorado then with another small release from our Bourbon Barrel Cellar!

Gift of Time -Stout Month Edition- has a rich assortment of aromas, comprised of maple syrup with a hint of vanilla, Belgian dark chocolate, cinnamon and raisins, while finishing with an even balance of dark fruit and bourbon dipped chocolate truffles. The Bourbon barrel derived characteristics come through smooth from all the years spent aging in the barrels with a light linger on the palate with each sip.

13.4% ABV. Available in 375ml bottles to-go for $20 each and a limit of 3 bottles per person. This is a Crooked Stave Taproom Exclusive and will be available at both our Denver and Fort Collins taproom locations. Any bottles still remaining after the Eventbrite pre-sale closes will be available on a first come first serve basis starting at 12PM on Wednesday February 12th at both our Denver and Fort Collins Taprooms.


In response to Gift Of Time -Black Friday Edition- bottles selling out, we’re pre-selling tickets on Eventbrite. Tickets must be exchanged in person at our Denver or Fort Collins taprooms between Wednesday 2/12 and Sunday 2/16 during regular taproom hours. Two different tickets are available for purchase through Eventbrite – One is for pick-up at our Denver Taproom and the other is for pick-up at our Fort Collins Taproom. In order to make sure we have the proper inventory on-hand for all purchased bottles at each location, we will not be able to accommodate any changes in location pick-up after tickets are purchased.

Denver Hours:
Wednesday – Sunday 12-8PM

Fort Collins Hours:
Wednesday 12-9PM
Thursday 12-10PM
Friday 12–10PM
Saturday 12–10PM
Sunday 12–9PM

Tickets will go on sale at 6:00PM MST on Thursday, February 6th.

Individuals must be of 21 years or older to purchase and present a valid 21+ photo ID that matches the name tickets are purchased under at pickup. No ticket proxies at this time.

Each ticket is redeemable for (1) one 375ml bottle of Gift Of Time -Stout Month Edition-. There is a limit of (3) three tickets per person.

Tickets must be exchanged for bottles in person at Crooked Stave’s Friends & Family Taproom (1441 West 46th Ave. Denver) or Crooked Stave’s Fort Collins Taproom (216 N College Ave #130, Fort Collins) between Wednesday 2/12 and Sunday 2/16. All unclaimed bottles after Sunday 2/16 will be refunded within 72 hours. All sales are final! No returns. No exchanges.

(Bottle/Can Release)

Here Today American IPA @ Odyssey Beerwerks (Arvada) – 5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, Colorado

Date/ Time: Wednesday, February 12, from 3:00–9:00 p.m.

ABV 6.5%
RE-RELEASE DATE: February 12
Special Wednesday Release

A fan favorite returns! Packed with both tropical fruit forward and classic citrus hops, Here Today combines the familiar with the extraordinary, and reminds us that no matter how much we love to explore, it’s good to be home.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Stout Month 2020 @ Vine St. Pub & Brewery (Denver) – 1700 Vine St
Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Wednesday, February 12- February 29, from 11:00–11:00 p.m.

Details: THE STOUTS ARE OUT! All February long at Vine Street Pub & Brewery. Enjoy a rotating cast of 36 house stouts and some very special guest stouts from some of Colorado’s finest breweries! 🍻

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

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February FIrkin: Double Cherry Porter @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company (Denver) – 1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Wednesday, February 12, from 2:00–10:00 p.m.

Details: Wednesday firkins are back at Copper Kettle! For the month of February we are rolling with a cherry theme! Come try our Double Cherry Baltic Porter with extra cherry! ON TAP ONLY

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Travis Rupp, “Brewing Beer in Roman Britain @ University of Colorado Museum of Natural History (Boulder) – Henderson Building, 15th and Broadway, Boulder, Colorado

Date/ Time: Wednesday, February 12, from 7:00–8:30 p.m.

Details: This lecture will explore the production and consumption of beer in Roman occupied Britain from the invasions of Julius Caesar through the end of Roman rule in the 5th century. Beer was the primary drink of early peoples and nations in Britain before Roman arrival. Via regular contact with other major empires and nations, beer styles and brewing methodologies expanded throughout Northern Europe as well. For example, Celtic contact with Britain significantly influenced how they produced beer. Though beer from these regions was often scoffed at and deemed inferior to wine, the “barbarians” of the north were not the only people consuming it. Archaeological and literary evidence supports the mass production of beer for Rome’s legions serving on Hadrian’s Wall. This lecture will survey brewing at Vindolanda, Housesteads, and many other forts from the 1st and 2nd centuries CE. Largescale brewing coincided with the movement of the Roman legions, and new styles and flavors were created as Antoninus Pius pushed further north through the Midlands into Scotland. The construction of his wall promoted more brewing facilities, and the production of beer created a symbiotic relationship between the native brewers and the Roman consumers. These observations are witnessed in other regions of Roman provincial activity; an exploration of Roman castra and brewing facilities from Germanic territories in the late 2nd century CE will act as a comparative case study. This lecture will also present how beer was produced, what ingredients were used, how the beer likely tasted, and what (if any) traditions from the past are alive and well in British beer today.

(Beer Education)

February Keep the Glass and return of Popular Demand Kellerpils @ Novel Strand Brewing Company (Denver) – 305 1st ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Wednesday, February 12, from 3:00–10:00 p.m.

Details: POPULAR DEMAND is back by… popular demand?…
Sorry it took a bit y’all, brewery life is crazy. But we’re happy to announce that our all NZ hopped Kellerpils is making its triumphant return! A carefully considered amount of Kohatu, Motueka, Tai Heke (NZ Cascade), and Waimea are the usual suspects for this pilsner- fermented cold and slow with yeast from our friends, mentors and lager masters at Bierstadt Lagerhaus-, but because it’s taken a while to get it back on tap, we also gave this batch a nice rub of some beautiful Nelson Sauvin hops. Classic pilsner flavor base with light, delicate and enjoyable splashes of grapes, gooseberry, and tropical fruit. 5,1% ABV.
To Celebrate the return, we’re also going to offer a super special version of our sexy 10 oz glass, designed by our homie Josh Shively! Loaded with subtle messages to remind your friends that you’re a classic feller/fellerette, and that you enjoy your lagers properly, with only the required amount of hops and nothing more- unless, of course, those hops are NZ hops. Then it’s cool. $14 gets you 3 fills plus the glass to take home! Party!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Thursday, February 13

King of Carrot Flowers Can Release @ Ratio Beerworks (Denver) – 2920 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Thursday, February 13, from 12:00  –11:30 p.m.

Details: Available Thursday, February 13 at Noon
6-packs of 12oz cans (500 available)
$12 per 6-pack
1 case limit per day per person
Includes complimentary commemorative koozie
To commemorate Ratio Beerworks‘ 5th Anniversary, we borrowed a canning line from our friends at Codi Manufacturing to release 500 6-packs of a limited anniversary-only can release of King of Carrot Flowers, Carrot and Elderflower Saison.

First introduced in celebration of EatDenver‘s 2017 Harvest Week at The GrowHaus, King of Carrot Flowers bursts forth in an illuminate, ripe cantaloupe orange hue, while exhibiting subtle fruit-forward citrus notes and nuances of pear, honey, coriander, and vanilla brought on by the elderflower.

Because beer is food, this vibrant, expressive, dry Saison showcases the versatility that can occur between the culinary and brewing world. Fermented with 100% fresh-pressed organic carrot juice and “dry-hopped” with elderflower, King of Carrot Flowers represents the complete journey from the fields of the farm, to the streets of the city and into the beer drinker’s glass.

While Ratio still isn’t diving head-on into canning full-time, this anniversary-only release in 6-packs of 12oz cans will be available when the brewery opens at Noon on Thursday, February 13 with a limit of one case per customer per day. The beer will also be on-draft in the taproom for a limited time. As an added bonus, each person who purchases 6-packs of King of Carrot Flowers to-go will receive a commemorative koozie while supplies last.

Thursday’s can release joins a full week of programming to celebrate Ratio’s 5th Anniversary.

(Bottle/Can Release)

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An Evening with B United International and OEC Brewing @ Finn’s Manor (Denver) – 2927 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Thursday, February 13, from 5:00  –11:30 p.m.

Details: We’re pleased to host B. United International next Thursday, Feb 13th at 5pm. We’ll be featuring beers from OEC Brewing, Brouwerij Alvinne, BFM – Bière des Franches-Montagnes, De Dolle Brouwers, Birrificio Italiano & Birrificio del Ducato. Come try the most beautiful Italian Pilsner and the best Belgian Tripel, alongside some incredible barrel aged sour beers from around the world. …This one should not to be missed…

OEC Brewing
• Oudilis Cerasus Oryza •
3-Way blend of Hanssen’s Kriek lambic w/ Schaarbeekse Cherries, Kiuchi Yamahi Sake & OEC oak aged sour w/ local cherries

• Oudilis Cassis Oryza •
3-Way blend of Hanssen’s Cassis lambic w/ currants, Kiuchi sake & OEC oak aged sour w/ local currants

• Gosanite •
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof Gose aged in BAVARIAN BLUE-GREY GRANITE blended with oak aged sour & oak aged spontaneous beer

• Plumtastic Grand Cru •
Blend of LoverBeer (oak aged sour w/ Italian plums) & multiple OEC Brewing oak aged sour beers

• Brunneis Blend #2 •
Whiskey & Wine oak aged Sour Brown w/ Peat Smoked Malt

Brouwerij Alvinne
• Cuvee Freddy •
Oak aged Sour Brown/Oud Bruin

• Kriek Van Mortagne •
Oak aged sour with cherries

BFM – Bière des Franches-Montagnes
• L’Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien 2018 •
The world’s flagship oak aged dark strong sour beer from the amazing producers at BFM in Switzerland

• 225 Saison •
Saison aged exclusively in L’Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien barrels – Father Thomas once proclaimed this one of his desert island beers…

De Dolle Brouwers
• Dulle Teve •
Belgium’s Mad Queen of Tripel – the fairest of them all

Birrificio Italiano
• Tipopils •
THE Italian Pilsner

Birrificio del Ducato
• Beersel Mattina •
Blend of Nuova Mattina & young Oud Beersel Brewery – Anno 1882 – Beersel, Belgium lambic

Big thanks to #bunitedinternational #bunitedinc #bunited & Elite Brands for importing the hot stuff!

(Tap Takeover)

Chocolate and Beer Pairing @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company (Denver) – 1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Thursday, February 13, from 2:00  –10:00 p.m.

Details: Join us for a chocolate and beer pairing on February 13th! Perfect for Valentine’s Day! $25* for four desserts and beer pairings. Come when you want between the hours of 2-10 PM. Pairings will be served until supplies run out.

*Cost doesn’t include tax

Tickets can be purchased at:

(Beer Pairing)

Pilot Program Thursday: Glamping Hazy Pale Ale @ Great Divide Brewing Co.(Denver) – 2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Thursday, February 13, from 12:00  –10:00 p.m.

Details: Every Thursday, Great Divide’s Pilot Program reveals new, experimental beers. This week features Glamping Hazy Pale Ale, a beer developed on our pilot system by our talented brew house crew. Come grab a pint at either Denver taproom starting at noon and let us know what you think; don’t forget to ask your beertender about your Pilot’s License!.

(Bottle/Can Release)

Friday, February 14

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5th Anniversary Weekend @ Ratio Beerworks (Denver) – 2920 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, February 14- Sunday, February 16, from 12:00 –11:00 p.m.

Details: Ratio Beerworks 5 Year Anniversary Weekend
Joyce Manor (SAT)
Kali Masi (FRI)
MakeWar (FRI)
Major Sports (FRI)
Junior Drag (SAT)
All events above are FREE to attend!
Joyce Manor w/ The Gamits acoustic (Sun)
Special Ticketed Encore Brunch Show – Tickets Now Via Nightout:
The Lineup:
Our weekend of music kicks off on Friday, February 14th at 7pm, doors at 6pm, as opener Major Sports makes a rare return performance after their recent hiatus. Then we welcome a double headlining performance from Kali Masi, the angular and emotive rising punk outfit out of Chicago & MakeWar, who recently released their latest album, Get it Together, under the legendary Fat Wreck Chords label.
Food Truck: La Baja

We’re starting Day 2 of our Anniversary Weekend with a limited draft-only release of Barrel-Fermented Wild Dear You, a wild barrel-aged version of our flagship Citra-Dry Hopped French Saison, available in the taproom beginning at Noon.

The party continues on Saturday night at 7pm, 6pm doors, with Southern California indie punk icons, Joyce Manor from Epitaph Records. This marks the band’s first time back to Denver since their 2018 tour brought them through for a headlining performance at Summit Denver. Joyce Manor will be joined by Denver’s Junior Drag, fresh off their debut at last year’s Underground Music Showcase, who will open our second raucous night of music after a DJ set from DJ Charlie Continental.

For Saturday’s Joyce Manor show, we’ve received a tremendous amount of interest, so we’ve updated our wristbanding game plan:

We will release GA & Early Entry Winner wristbands at NOON on Saturday, February 15.

You’re welcome to line up before NOON, however, we won’t begin wristbanding until we open at NOON. Each person is entitled to 1 wristband and they are the beholder of that wristband (remember to bring your ID).

For Early Entry Winners, you will need to collect your wristband and be in the brewhouse no later than 5:30PM or risk losing your spot. For GA wristbands, we will issue you a GA wristband and record your name. We are asking for GA wristbands attendees to return no later than 5:45PM to guarantee a spot in the brewhouse.

Stay tuned to the comments section below and on our social pages for opportunities to win. For general admission attendees, admission is first come, first served with attendees receiving wristbands beginning at 6pm.

Food Truck: Chibby Wibbitz Sliderz n Bitez

On Sunday, February 16th, we’ll be opening early at 10:30 am with a special Joyce Manor Encore Brunch Performance. Attendees will enjoy a private performance from Joyce Manor and openers Chris Fogal and Cameron Hawk of Denver pop-punk staples, The Gamits, as well as coffee from Novo Coffee, brunch from a soon-to-be-announced brunch partner, a Ratio beer. Tickets on sale next week for $40 via NightOut
Afternoon Food Truck: Sha-WING Food Truck

Join Ratio Beerworks in throwing the brewery doors open for a weekend of ROCK and RATIO, as we share a slice of what we’ve accomplished over the years! We couldn’t be more appreciative of our community and all our supporters and can’t wait to share this three-day celebration with friends old and new. Cheers to 5-Years!

All events aside from Sunday’s Joyce Manor Encore Brunch are free to attend. It’s going to be an anniversary to remember!



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

Date/ Time: Friday, February 14 from 12:00 – 11:00 p.m..

Details: Join us for a very special Valentine’s Day can release. In addition to our Valentine’s Day chocolate pairing, we’ll be dropping three new cans!

6.8% Fruited Smoothie Style Sour with double the fruit of Bird of Paradise with Mango, Tangerine & Vanilla.
$18/4-Pack, limit 1 case PP

6.5% Dry Hopped Brett Saison
During GABF 2019, we brewed a Saison with our friends from Ruse Brewing with Raw Colorado Wheat and Colorado Crystal hops. It happily idled in an egg Foeder for 4 months fermenting with a Saison strain followed by a blend of Ruse’s house Brettanomyces strains. Dry hopped with 1lb per barrel of Nelson, Taiheke and Motueka – this Saison has notes lemon zest, fruity funk, Kaffir lime, and pineapple juice.
$12/2-Pack, limit 1 case PP

6.4% DDH House IPA
Too much of good thing? Doubtful. Rare Trait is our crown jewel, our mission statement, a proverbial shot over the bow, so why not ramp things up a bit, right? Remember when Shredder drinks the ooze and becomes Super Shredder? That’s the idea.
$18/4-Pack, limit 1/2 case PP

All three will be available on tap!M!

(Bottle/Can Release)

8th Annual Firkin Fest @ High Hops Brewery (Windsor) – 6461 State Highway 392, Windsor, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, February 14 from 12:00- 9:00 p.m..

Details: 🍺 𝟖𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐧𝐧𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭 | 𝟐.𝟏𝟒.𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎
Join us for our 8th Annual Firkin Fest on Friday, February 14th where we’ll be tapping fourteen specialty small batch beers!

Firkin Fest is our celebration of small batch brews. Here at High Hops Brewery, we’ve released a ‘Firkin’ (5-gallon batch of beer) once a week for the last 7 years! In short, we’ve made a lot of firkin’ firkins!
In the spirit of creativity and innovation, our firkins can be anything from Blueberry Tea Pale Ales and Pickle Lagers to Barrel-aged Belgian brews & Imperial Stouts.

Sticking true to tradition, our 8th Annual Firkin Fest will unleash fourteen firkins on the fourteenth of February, including one Damiana Aphrodisiac Stout and one Cask Ale.

Gather some friends and put together a few taster trays to try all fourteen, or get a standard pour of your favorite Firkin on its own.
BEDROCK BBQ will be out serving up award-winning BBQ, and we’ll have live music in the beer garden from 6-8pm.

Limited quantities of each beer will be available! We hope you can make it!


🍺 𝐒𝐧𝐞𝐚𝐤 𝐏𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐚𝐭 𝟓 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟏𝟒 𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐰𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭:
Shake Dat 2.0 | Laffy Taffy Sour
Damiana | Aphrodisiac Stout with Mint and Vanilla
The Devil’s Rejects | Blended Black Ale
Pilsner Grigio | Pale Lager Brewed with White Grape Must
XXX Habanero Honey (Extra Spicy) | Red Ale with Peppers!

(Special Events and Festivals)

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Belgian Chocolate Raspberry Love Stout @ Strange Craft Beer Company (Denver) – 1330 Zuni St, Unit M, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, February 14 from 12:00 – 10:00 p.m..

Details: Our annual Valentine’s Day seasonal was first brewed in 2012 with John and Stacy Turk. Colorado Craft Beer Radio was a huge supporter of Strange in our early days and it was John’s and Gary’s tireless work telling the story of craft beer in Colorado that helped many craft beer enthusiasts find Strange in our early days. The credit for the recipe though has to go to Stacy. She created this chocolate lover’s dream, finding the right combo of chocolate and raspberries to satisfy any Belgian truffles fan. Why give your special someone a box of chocolates when a pint of Belgian Chocolate Love Stout is so much better? This year’s batch comes in at 10.5% abv.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Breakfast at Wiley’s Release @ Wiley Roots Brewing Company (Greeley) – 625 3rd St., Greeley, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, February 14 from 12:00 – 11:00 p.m..

Details: 🥞🍊Time for Breakfast 🥓 🍳
𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐅𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝟏𝟒, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 (𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞’𝐬 𝐃𝐚𝐲) 𝐚𝐭 𝟏𝟐𝐩𝐦, we’re releasing five new breakfast inspired beers that are perfect for enjoying breakfast anytime. Imagine enjoying a plate of French toast, a blueberry muffin, or some pancakes dripping with maple syrup, then washing it all down with a raspberry and passion fruit milkshake or a refreshing mimosa.

Welcome to Breakfast at Wiley’s!

𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐭 𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐲’𝐬: 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐡 𝐓𝐨𝐚𝐬𝐭 🍁🍞
Oatmeal Stout with Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Maple Syrup
7% ABV | 9 IBU
$16 per four-pack | 16oz cans

𝐌𝐮𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐲 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐡 🧁🧁
Imperial Stout with Blueberry, Cinnamon, and Graham Cracker
10.2% ABV | 20 IBU
$14 per two-pack | 16oz cans

𝐅𝐥𝐚𝐩𝐣𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐡 🥞🥞
Imperial Stout with Maple Syrup and Graham Cracker
10.2% ABV | 20 IBU
$14 per two-pack | 16oz cans

𝐏𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐬: 𝐂𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐚 𝐀𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 🍹🍓
Milkshake IPA with puréed Raspberry and Passion Fruit
7.2% ABV | 20 IBU
$18 per four-pack | 16oz cans

𝐓𝐲𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐬 𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞 🥂🍊
Sour IPA dry hopped with Simcoe and Citra
5.8% ABV | 0 IBU
$14 per four-pack | 16oz cans

(Bottle/Can Release)

Tears of our Exes: A Day Full of Tears @ WestFax Brewing Company (Lakewood) – 6733 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, February 14 from 2:00 – 11:00 p.m..

Details: Don’t drown in the sorrows of all your past relationships. Instead let’s drink the “𝙏𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙨 𝙊𝙛 𝙊𝙪𝙧 𝙀𝙭𝙚𝙨” with a day full of tears (of our enemies). We’re bringing you a day dedicated to forgetting about all those broken hearts, unread text messages, buckets of ice cream, with a day full of 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗘𝗻𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗲𝘀 our Scottish Ale!

We’ll be doing a special “𝗞𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝘂𝗴” deal with a limited edition “Tears of our Enemies” 20 oz mug (𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘶𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘮𝘶𝘨) $18 gets you the mug plus two full pours of a beer of your choice or $10 for just the mug! Mugs will be very limited and will go quickly! We suggest arriving early to claim yours!

Alongside the mug we will releasing a fresh batch of 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗘𝗻𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗧-𝗦𝗵𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘀 (𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘶𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘵-𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘳𝘵) as well as 𝘁𝘄𝗼 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝘃𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗘𝗻𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗲𝘀 with special tapping times!

𝕿𝖊𝖆𝖗𝖘 𝖔𝖋 𝖔𝖚𝖗 𝕰𝖝𝖊𝖘 tapping at 5PM
Scottish Ale with Chili Peppers Added.

𝗥𝗲𝗱 𝗩𝗲𝗹𝘃𝗲𝘁 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗘𝗻𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗲𝘀 tapping at 7PM
Scottish Ale with Chocolate & Vanilla added served on Nitro.

*Disclaimer: After your two full pours you may continue to use your 20oz mug to get beers at premium price. All 10 oz pour beers (Sours, Imperials, Etc) will be poured into 10 oz glasses.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Valentine’s Day Special Tapping @ Call to Arms Brewing Company (Denver) – 4526 Tennyson St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, February 14 from 3:00 – 11:00 p.m..

Details: We figured Valentine’s Day is as good excuse as any to give a super sneak preview of a very special barrel-aged project that has been in the works for a while now. On Friday, February 14th, we will be tapping a scant sixtel of How ‘Bout a Can of Wine?, a red wine puncheon-aged wine hybrid brewed with 50% Sangiovese grapes. We won’t officially release this beer until the end of March, but we’re so emphatically excited about it, we thought we’d give everyone just a tiny taste!

Aged for 10 months in red wine puncheons, How ‘Bout a Can of Wine? is a complex sour ale sparkling with a brilliant peach-rosy hue. Delicately floral and fruity with light oak character and a pleasant Brett funk. Expect notes of green melon, grape skin, soft cranberry, and unripe tart raspberries. Let it warm up a touch, and this dynamic beer just keeps getting better and better. Why in the world are we calling it How ‘Bout a Can of Wine?, you ask?…well, you’re just gonna have to wait and see.

Come treat yo’ self or someone you love to this unique & special beer!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Lost in Spruce IPA Release @ Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (Denver) – 1139 20th St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, February 14 at 12:00

Details: “Lost In Spruce”
Our take on a traditional IPA that’s packed with a juicy hop profile from a combination of Simcoe, Chinook and Moutere hops. We ventured to the mountains the morning of brew day and picked the freshest of spruce branches, then added it to the whirlpool to give this beer a dank spruce finish. Incredibly smooth and extra drinkable at 8.3% ABV and 90 IBU. It’s perfect for hop heads, juice lovers and adventurous drinkers alike. Come get Lost In Spruce with us!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

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Sweet and Spiced Stout Month Tappings @ Jake’s Brew Bar (Littleton) – 2530 W Main St, Littleton, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, February 14 from 2:00 – 12:00 a.m..

Details: Join us this Friday, February 14th, for something a little sweet and something with a little spice as we continue our celebration of Stout month on Valentine’s day.

We’re nonpartisan when it comes to Hallmark Holidays so whether you’re out to celebrate or out to protest we figured we’d just do our usual thing at Jake’s and tap some good beers and let the rest take care of itself.

Perennial Artisan Ales Abraxas brings the spice. An Imperial Stout brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and cinnamon sticks. Fremont Brewing Coconut B-Bomb, a bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Ale with Coconut, brings a little bit of the sweet. Honestly these are both outstanding and well-balanced beers so just come on down and get your hands on something yummy!

(Tap Takeover)

Valentine’s Day Special @ Cedar Creek Pub (Aurora) – 2100 N Ursula St, Aurora, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, February 14 from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m..

Details: We will be offering a special Prime Rib dinner for $45 per person which includes a shared appetizer, salad, Prime Rib Dinner and shared dessert.The dinner also includes a flight of 4 4oz rare beers on tap or 2 glasses of wine per couple.

(Beer Dinner)

Stolen Kiss: Rum BA Imperial Brown @ Burns Family Artisan Ales (Denver) 2505 West 2nd Avenue, Unit 13, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, February 14 at 4:00 p.m..

Details:The 2020 vintage of Stolen Kiss will steal your heart! 14.5%abv. Aged in Dark Rum barrels for 6 months. On Tap and in 750ml bottles.

For release day only, 2019 Stolen Kiss will also be on tap and available for limited bottle purchase.


(Bottle/Can Release)

Living a Stout Life Book Signing @ Strange Craft Beer Company (Denver) – 1330 Zuni St, Unit M, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, February 14 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m..

Details: Have you met Ken and April Pishna? They roam around the country in their R.V. building community through beer and conversation. They have also been long time friends and supporters of Strange Craft Beer Company. Recently released was their book, a journal to “record the beer you drink, the breweries you visit, the food you eat, the people you meet, and adventures you have.”

Come by Friday (2/14) before you begin your Valentines Day celebrations and meet the masters behind Living A Stout Life and have them sign their book! You can purchase the book here at the taproom or bring yours if you already have one

(Beer Education)

Devil in a Red Dress @ Cerberus Brewing Co. (Colorado Springs) – 702 W Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, February 14 from 4:00 – 11:00 p.m..

Details: “Will you beer my Valentine?!” That is the question you should be asking this Valentine’s Day. Your one true love will be THIS specialty beer.

We are releasing 𝐃𝐄𝐕𝐈𝐋 𝐈𝐍 𝐀 𝐑𝐄𝐃 𝐃𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐒 Cherry Cheesecake Berliner Weisse at 4pm. We brewed 𝐃𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐥 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐑𝐞𝐝 𝐃𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 with tons of dark and tart cherries, graham cracker, cheesecake, vanilla, and lactose milk sugar.
7.8% ABV

Say yes to the Devil in a Red Dress this Valentine’s Day.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

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Valentine’s Day Cupcake and Beer Pairing @ Baere Brewing Company (Denver) – 320 Broadway, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, February 14 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m..

Details: Have you met Ken and April Pishna? They roam around the country in their R.V. building community through beer and conversation. They have also been long time friends and supporters of Strange Craft Beer Company. Recently released was their book, a journal to “record the beer you drink, the breweries you visit, the food you eat, the people you meet, and adventures you have.”

Come by Friday (2/14) before you begin your Valentines Day celebrations and meet the masters behind Living A Stout Life and have them sign their book! You can purchase the book here at the taproom or bring yours if you already have one

(Beer Pairing)

A Night for Buddies and Beer: A Brewlyweds Game @ Station 26 Brewing Company (Denver) – 7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, February 14 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m..

Details: Ah, Valentine’s Day. Don’t we just love it?

While couples across town will be scurrying for dinner reservations and sharing chocolate mousse, we will be hosting a game show for friends and beer lovers.

The Brewlyweds Game: the Newlyweds Game you all know, just with a twist. How well do you know your best friend?

What is his or her favorite style of beer? Favorite Colorado mountain town? Favorite show to binge watch on Netflix? Go-to coffee order? Favorite album, Denver dive bar, or karaoke song?

Winning pair and runners-up will receive some combination of goodies from us! To-go beer, a gift card, some brewery swag. What’s not to love?

Here’s the deal: we will be collecting entries of buddy pairings beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 14, and will randomly select 10 pairings to start the game right at 6:00 p.m. We’ll go until there is a winning pair!

Spend your Valentine’s Day with us and your best friends for what is sure to be a night full of laughs (and beers).

Lots of love.

(Special Events and Festivals)

Valentine’s Day Special: Sour Release @ Peak View Brewing Company (Greenwood Village) – 9672 E Arapahoe Rd., Greenwood Village, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, February 14 from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m..

Details: Need something to do for Valentines Day? We have a deal for you. Enjoy 2 beers of your choice, a delicious Rocky Mountain Pizza and a slice of cheesecake for $20! We will also be releasing our Strawberry Cheesecake Sour! Happy Valentines Day to everyone out there.

(Beer Pairing)

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Taproom 5th Anniversary Bash @ Avery Brewing Company (Boulder) – 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, February 14- Sunday, February 16 from 11:30 a.m.- 10:00 p.m..

Details: Our Tap Room and Restaurant are turning 5 years old! Come celebrate this big birthday with us all weekend long! We’ll have special beers in our to-go cooler and on draft, AND a special Avery Share the Love menu.

For $40, our Share the Love Menu includes:
*One shareable plate, two entrees, and one dessert
*One Green Foil of your choice from the to-go cooler

Let’s party!


Larimer Lugene Release @ Odell Brewing Company- RiNo Brewhouse (Denver) – 2945 Larimer St., Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, February 14 from 12:00 – 11:59 p.m..

Details: When we opened our Brewhouse on Larimer Street, we quickly befriended our neighbors at The Block Distilling. For the past two years we planned the perfect collaboration as we waited patiently for the first batch of their four-grain whiskey to age to perfection. When that day arrived we filled their freshly emptied barrels with our legendary Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout…and then waited some more. The fruits of our labor provide you with a whiskey barrel aged stout with aromas of roasted malt and dark chocolate, and a smooth, full-bodied mouthfeel with flavors of toasted marshmallow and vanilla.Cheers to the first batch of Larimer Lugene and to our amazing neighbors-turned-friends!
This beer will only be available only at the RiNo Brewhouse on Draft or in Crowlers to go! Limited edition crowlers only available while supplies last!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Saturday, February 15

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Can Release: Spirit Guide No. 3 @ WestFax Brewing Company (Lakewood) – 6733 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, February 15 from 12:00- 11:00 p.m..

Details: Let your spirit guide you with our next can release! Here is the third beer in our Spirit Guide Experimental Hazy IPA Series! We’ve adjusted our grain bill and changed the hops once again! This time using Amarillo and Lotus hops! Providing flavors of citrus orange creamsicle, melon, and grapefruit.

Spirit Guide No. 3 will be available in 16 oz cans, 4-packs, and on draft on February 15th at 12PM! !

(Bottle/Can Release)

Raspberry Chocolate Soyuz @ Launch Pad Brewery (Aurora) – 884 S Buckley Rd, Aurora, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, February 15 from 12:00- 11:00 p.m..

Details: We’re releasing our Soyuz of the month. Chocolate Raspberry. It will be available on tap, as well in 19.2 ounce stovepipe cans. Limited release.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Honeyman 31 IPA Release @ Comrade Brewing Company (Denver) – 7667 E Iliff Ave Suite F, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, February 15 at 12:00

Details:Tapping at noon, Saturday the 15th.  Honeyman 31, The 31st in our R&D IPA series. Hopped with Lotus, Azacca & Amarillo hops. 6.5% ABV

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Sunday, February 16

Pancake Sunday and Imperial Stout Release @ Novel Strand Brewing Company (Denver) – 305 1st ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Sunday, February 16 from 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 p.m..

Details: It’s February, and everyone says it’s stout month. While we choose to be carefree rebels who usually do whatever the funk we want, we’re teaming up with our Coffee homies Queen City Collective Coffee, and Chef Hiro & Midori of Ninja Ramen Mobile because we’ve got something super special to share with you, friends!
As you know by now, Queen City sources some of the most wonderous coffees from around the world, and we like using those coffee varieties in our beer. Our favorite choices are naturally processed coffees originating in Ethiopia, which are fermented and dried in raised beds for several weeks. This process provides potential for unique flavors of berries, tropical fruits, acidity, and flowers. In order to bring out as much of the unique flavors as we possibly can, we work with QC’s roaster-man Luke (aka MC Luke Nasty, aka Lukaccino, aka roastmaster flex, aka laidback Luke) on a completely customized roasting process. On our end, we loaded our mash tun with Maris Otter, Golden Promise, Chocolate and dark Crystal Malts, flaked oats, flaked barley, and water, and then used only the first runnings to make this beer, fermented with our choice dark beer yeast. On its own, the stout is smooth, delicate, with a light chai-spice bake character, and extremely low ‘heat’ (booziness), sweetness, and bitterness for an 8,3% beer. It’s balanced perfectly to play with the coffee flavors. Following our proprietary cold infusion process, the resulting beer tastes like a raspberry chocolate cake, decadent and addictive (think real red velvet cake).
We’ll be offering the stout, LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANCO, beautifully fluffy pancakes made by Chef Hiro, and black coffee pours of our custom roast together between 10:00-12:00, so you can get the full experience and maximize your Sunday morning (before full ramen and beer menus start at noon!). Don’t miss out on this… the last imperial coffee stout disappeared far faster than we could have anticipated.

(Beer Dinner/Brunch)

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Joyce Manor Encore Brunch @ Ratio Beerworks (Denver) – 2920 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Sunday, February 16 from 10:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m..

Details: After blowing the roof off of Ratio Beerworks the night before, Joyce Manor returns to the Ratio taproom on Sunday, January 16 at 10:30 am for a more intimate Encore Brunch performance to close out a raucous 5th anniversary weekend

Tickets include a private performance from Joyce Manor along with openers Chris Fogal and Cameron Hawk of Denver pop-punk outfit, The Gamits, coffee from Novo Coffee, Bloody Beers with The Real Dill, brunch from our neighbors at Barcelona Wine Bar and a complimentary Ratio beer. Tickets are currently available for $40 via NightOut.

(Beer Dinner/Brunch)

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