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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | February 27, 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, February 27

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

Date/ Time: Thursday, February 27- Saturday, 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)


Friday, February 28

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Coffee Maple Medianoche & Old Fitz Medianoche Bottle Release @ Weldwerks Brewing Company (Greeley) – 508 8th Ave, Greeley, Colorado 80631

Date/ Time: Friday, February 28- Sunday, March 8, from 12:00– 7:00 p.m..

Details: The next two barrel aged releases of 2020 feature two brand new Medianoche variants – Coffee Maple Medianoche and Old Fitz Medianoche!

COFFEE MAPLE MEDIANOCHE
The unique casks used for Coffee Maple Medianoche began as Heaven Hill® 10-12 year-old bourbon barrels and were then used to age Vermont maple syrup for over a year. We received the barrels immediately after the maple syrup was emptied and promptly filled them with a special batch Medianoche brewed with even more maple syrup. After 17 months in the maple syrup bourbon barrels, we commissioned the talented folks at Mostra Coffee to design a blend specific for this beer. They landed on a mix of their Brazil Oberon and El Salvador “El Isidro” beans, which were roasted a touch longer to develop more sweetness and a gentle acidity, lending notes of dark chocolate, almond, toffee, and hints of tangerine. The complex coffee character layers perfectly with the rich caramel, brown sugar, honey, vanilla. and subtle citrus character imparted from the barrels, all of which are complemented by the lavish maple sweetness.

Available in 22 oz bottles to-go for $32 each, with a limit of 3 bottles per person.

OLD FITZ MEDIANOCHE
As our barrel program has grown and matured over the past five years, so has our appreciation for the spirits originally produced from our casks. When we managed to secure barrels from Heaven Hill® Distillery’s first entry in the Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond series back in 2018, we decided to craft a batch of Medianoche specifically for these unique casks. To complement the extraordinary softness imparted by the wheated mash bill of the Old Fitzgerald bourbon, we used flaked wheat and flaked oats to further enhance the mouthfeel of the base beer. After aging for more than 18 months in these exceptionally rare and complex 11-year wheated bourbon casks, Old Fitz Medianoche is a distinctly expressive homage to one of our favorite bourbons.

Available in 22 oz bottles to-go for $28 each, with a limit of 2 bottles per person.

Tickets will be sold online exclusively through Eventbrite, and tickets must be exchanged for bottles in person at the brewery between Friday, February 28 and Sunday, March 8 during taproom hours. Here are our hours for those dates:

Feb 28-29: 12-10 pm
Mar 1: 12-7 pm
Mar 2-5: 12-9 pm
Mar 6-7: 12-10 pm
Mar 8: 12-7 pm

Once again, we will be allowing proxy pick-ups for this release (see more info about proxy pick-ups below) Given the exponentially greater demand we experienced by allowing proxies for the Vanilla Destinations/1910 Medianoche release, we have adjusted limits and significantly increased bottle counts, resulting in double the number (100% more) allocations than the January proxy release. Bottles are still likely to sell out quickly but we will be able to accommodate significantly more customers with these changes.

If you are unable to pick up bottles during the pickup window, or you are unable to secure a proxy, PLEASE, DO NOT BUY TICKETS! Tickets must be purchased online and will not be available for purchase in person. Tickets will go on sale promptly at 10:00 AM MDT on Saturday, February 15. Be sure to read all of the details below before purchasing tickets!

TICKET DETAILS
– Individuals must be 21 or older to purchase tickets, and a valid 21+ photo ID matching the name on the tickets must be presented at the time of pickup. Proxies picking up bottles for other individuals must be 21 or older and must present a picture or copy of the driver’s license of the ticket holder along with their tickets. There is a limit of 4 proxy order pick-ups per proxy.

– Each ticket entitles the patron to redeem (1) one 22 oz bottle of Coffee Maple Medianoche or one 22 oz bottle of Old Fitz Medianoche, as indicated on the Eventbrite ticket. There is a strict limit of (3) Coffee Maple Medianoche tickets and (2) Old Fitz Medianoche tickets per person. One ticket = one bottle redemption, so a full allocation of (3) three bottles of Coffee Maple Medianoche and (2) two bottles of Old Fitz Medianoche requires the redemption of (5) tickets. Additional orders placed that exceed the limits will be cancelled without notice.

– Tickets must be exchanged for bottles in person at WeldWerks Brewing Co. (508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631) between Friday, February 28 and Sunday, March 8. Tickets (either digital or printed) must be presented in order to receive bottles.

– All unclaimed bottles remaining after the pickup window will be forfeited. Orders for unclaimed bottles will be refunded within 72 hours, less a 20% restocking fee.

– All sales are final and no returns or exchanges will be accepted.

– Individuals who attempt to violate these policies may be ineligible for future bottle purchases, so please do not waste our time and yours by trying to circumvent these rules.

(Bottle/Can Release)


Michigan Cherry Maceration Release @ New Image Brewing Company (Arvada) – 5622 Yukon Street, Arvada, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, February 28, from 11:00 a.m.– 11:59 p.m..

Details: Maceration, our heavily fruited sour series, returns next Friday (2/28) featuring an obscene amount of Michigan Cherry put into this beer. If you missed this series last year, you’re going to want to jump on this first version of 2020. These beers straddle the line between our usual sours and something close to a fruited wine, like eating a handful of ripe cherries with the mix of tart and sweetness coming through. See ya next Friday!

(Bottle/Can Release)


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Super IPA Me Release @ Epic Brewing Company (Denver) – 3001 Walnut St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, February 28, from 12:00– 11:00 p.m..

Details: Renew your gym membership, because we’ve really done it this time.

Our dumbest release ever, Super IPA Me, will steal your soul as you feel those sweet, sweet calories grease their way down your throat and deposit themselves in your waist-line–where they’ll stay forever.

This beer is loaded up with Belgian Candi Sugar, a shload of Styrian Dragon, Grungeist, and Citra hops, and 420 lbs (yes, that was on purpose) of apricots. It’s 12% ABV and packs 500 calories per pint. Drink your dinner.

Only available in the Epic taproom and select retailers. $23.99 for a 16oz four pack and $5.99 for a single can (for you diet conscious people, God bless ya). We only made 100 cases and 2 kegs, come try it before it’s gone.

Come on, it’s not like our Big Bad Baptist is low calorie….

(Bottle/Can Release)


Celebration of Day of Dark Beers @ Wiley Roots Brewing Company (Greeley) – 625 3rd St., Greeley, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, February 28- Sunday, March 1, from 12:00– 11:00 p.m..

Details: 𝐂𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐃𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐁𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐬
The last Celebration and Festival of Dark Beers we hosted was in February 2017. Since then, we have more than doubled in growth and a lot has changed, but we still love dark beers and miss this event. So, we decided to bring it back for a three-day weekend celebration!

𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐅𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝟐𝟖, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 𝐚𝐭 𝟏𝟐𝐩𝐦, we’re tapping 23 beers on site, featuring 16 dark beers, with special cellar releases to be announced. We will also have $3 cans of Super 77, Local Beer, and Nice! Hard Seltzer to enjoy in between stouts.

This is our biggest stout event all year, you do not want to miss it!

𝐎𝐍 𝐒𝐈𝐓𝐄 𝐓𝐀𝐏𝐋𝐈𝐒𝐓
Black Bart Monstah
Breakfast at Wiley’s: French Toast
Cinnamonstah
Cooky Monstah
Flapjack Monstah
Imperial Somethin’ Graham Cracker Forms
Imperial Somethin’ Hazelnut Express
Imperial Somethin’ Chai Stamps
Imperial Somethin’ Cinnamon Postcards
Imperial Somethin’ Certified Sugar Cookie
Imperial Somethin’ Next Day Vanilla
Mean Beans
Midnight on the Run
Muffinberry Monstah
Wooden Spoon & Whisk: Peanut Butter Toffee Brittle
Wooden Spoon & Whisk: Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie

𝐓𝐚𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐨-𝐠𝐨 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐬𝐮𝐛𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞. 𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞, 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞. 𝐍𝐨 𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬.

(Bottle/Can Release)


Collabs Release @ Cerebral Brewing (Denver) – 1477 Monroe St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, February 28, from 12:00– 11:00 p.m..

Details: 𝗣𝗢𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗦 𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗩𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗥
5.4% ITALIAN STYLE FOEDER PILSNER COLLAB WITH
Alvarado Street Brewery & Tasting Room
Foeder fermented Italian Pilsner hopped with whole flower Tettnang, Taiheke and Nelson. Name inspired by Party Wave Dave’s passion for all things travel and airline miles.
$12/4-Pack, Limit 1 case PP

𝗗𝗢𝗡’𝗧 𝗖𝗔𝗟𝗟 𝗠𝗘 𝗦𝗜𝗥
8.3% DDH Double IPA collaboration with
Casey Brewing and Blending
Hopped with Citra and Mosaic in the whirlpool and then dry-hopped with Citra, El Dorado and HBC 472.
Pro tip – Troy Casey does not like being called Sir.
$20/4-Pack, Limit 1/2 Case PP

𝗗𝗥𝗢𝗡𝗘 𝗨𝗣𝗥𝗜𝗦𝗜𝗡𝗚
6.9% IPA
Inspired by the recent mysterious drone sightings, we resurrected a beer from 4 years ago and revamped the recipe.
Brewed with 2-Row and Rye and then hopped with Citra, Simcoe and Hallertau Blanc.
$16/4-Pack, Limit 1 Case PP

𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗕𝗜𝗗𝗗𝗘𝗡 𝗜𝗗𝗢𝗟 // 𝗠𝗔𝗜 𝗧𝗔𝗜
7% Tiki Sour IPA⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s baaaaaaaack! One of our favorite in our Tiki IPA series! Hopped with Citra, Sabro and Galaxy in the whirlpool and then added lactose, tangerine, almond, vanilla & lime.
$18/4-Pack, Limit 1/2 Case PP

All four will also be available on tap!

(Bottle/Can Release)


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3x Can Release @ Outer Range Brewing Company (Frisco) – 182 Lusher Ct., Unit #2, Frisco, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, February 28, from 12:00– 10:00 p.m..

Details: We are releasing 3X beers on Friday, Feb 28. Here are the beers:

Natural Selection Double IPA
Hops: Citra, Amarillo, Simcoe
$18/4pk

DDH Steezy IPA
Hops: Nelson Sauvin, Mosaic, Golding
$18/4pk

Wisp Belgian Wit
$14/4pk

We are delaying our Dry & Bitter Double IPA release until next Friday, making that a 4X can release.

(Bottle/Can Release)


Stout Weekend  @ Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company (Lafayette) – 297 N. Hwy 287 Suite 100, Lafayette, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, February 28-  Sunday, March 1, from 1:00– 9:00 p.m..

Details: Join Liquid Mechanics as they release various stouts over the weekend.

(Special Events and Festivals)


Saturday, February 29

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Leap Year Beer: Tangerine Vanilla NEIPA@ Platt Park Brewing (Denver) – 1875 S Pearl St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, February 29, from 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Details: 🌒LΞΛP YΞΛR BΞΞR🌒

🗓On Saturday, 2.29.20 we will be throwing a leap year party!

🍺$10 will get you a limited edition leap year glass and a pint. Glass is designed by our good friend Nowhere Land Supply

🍊🍨We will be releasing a new New England style IPA brewed with Tangerine puree, Madagascar bourbon Vanilla & Milk Sugar!

🎉If you have a leap year birthday come in for a BOGO beer on us!
(With valid ID)

🕰 Bring your leap year pint glass back in 4 years for complimentary fill…be careful! 😬

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)


At the End of the Day Hazy Double IPA @ Station 26 Brewing Company (Denver) – 7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, February 29, from 11:00 a.m.- 11:00 p.m.

Details: Announcing At the End of the Day, our latest release in four-packs of 16oz cans, on Saturday, February 29 at the taproom.

A big and juicy hazy double IPA featuring cryo Citra, Idaho 7, Simcoe, and Galaxy hops. Y’all will like this one. 8.5% ABV.

Doors open at 11. Basic Kneads Pizza will be here slinging their awesome pies.

(Bottle/Can Release)


Mocha & Coconut Imperial Stout Tappings @ Wesbound & Down Brewing Company (Idaho Springs) – 1617 Miner St, Idaho Springs, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, February 29, from 11:00 a.m.- 11:00p.m.

Details: For the first time ever their delicious Mocha Imperial Stout and Coconut Imperial Stout will be available at bars across Colorado. This simultaneous can release and tapping will take place on Saturday, February 29th at the locations listed below. Limits at individual locations may apply.

Coconut Imperial Stout:
From the brownie-batter-essque base to the luscious toasted coconut and marshmallow flavors, this stout is a dessert in a glass. Chocolate forward flavors with no signs of roast. 9.7%

Mocha Imperial Stout:
Blending two different roasts from Sweet Bloom gives a bouquet of nougat, caramel and and almond toffee. The liquid cacao provides layers of smooth semi sweet chocolate. 9.7%

The following Locations are confirmed for the release with new locations being added daily!

Draft
Asbury Provisions
Backcountry Pizza & Tap House
Falling Rock Tap House
Hops & Pie
The Cultural Center
Westbound & Down Brewing Company

(Special Events and Festivals)


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4 Year Anniversary Celebration @ Holidaily Brewing Company (Golden) – 801 Brickyard Cir, Unit B, Golden, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, February 29- Sunday, March 1, from 11:00 a.m.- 9:00p.m.

Details: *SIGN UP for the corn hole tournament and tours below!

Join us as we celebrate FOUR years of gluten-free brewing!

Leap year celebration on Saturday 2/29 and Sunday March 3/1 – Open house all day!

BOTH Days:
🍀4-flight of IPAs
🍀All Swag 1/4 Off to celebrate 4 Years
🍀Beer releases including our 1st ever Brut IPA
🍀Giveaways
🍀Photo booth
🍀Tours
🍀Cornhole Tourney

Saturday:
🍀Food trucks: Turntable BBQ, Espy’s Street Eats & Pambasos
🍀 DJ Mango

Sunday:
🍀Food trucks: Dedicated Bistro & Espy’s Street Eats
🍀Live music from Clory Martin

Sign up to tour the production brewery. 2pm and 4pm both Saturday and Sunday: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054FABA92CA7F49-tours

Cornhole Tourney sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054FABA92CA7F49-cornhole

(Anniversary)


Pandamonium @ Horse and Dragon Brewing Company (Fort Collins) – 124 Racquette Dr, Fort Collins, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, February 29, from 12:00 – 4:00p.m.

Details: Pandamonium 2020 is currently sold out, but join the waitlist by heading to the Eventbrite page (click “Find Tickets” on this page or head to bit.ly/pandamonium2020). Once on the Eventbrite page, click the “Tickets” button then the “Join Waitlist” button, and enter your name and email — we’ll reach out to you if there are any cancellations and space opens up!

Pandamonium!

Celebrate Sad Panda Coffee Stout with us in an afternoon dedicated to this tasty brew! We’ll have an embarrassment of Pandas (yes, a flock of them is really called that!) with 10+ variations, including (but not limited to) the first ever Nitro Panda, a reprise of the one-off Sassy Panda, Triple Espresso Panda, and more! Join us to taste all you like [with the exception of 2 styles which will be a one-sample-only] of these unique alterations to takes on the OG Sad Panda, and support the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed – CPRW.*

Pandamonium will take place on Saturday, February 29th from 12-4PM at Horse & Dragon Brewing Company. Tickets are $65, and include a commemorative tasting glass, unlimited pours of each unique Sad Panda variation, and a donation to CPRW! You are encouraged to wear whatever you want, but since this is Colorado, pajamas are smiled upon.

*$10 per ticket sold will be donated to the CPRW. There are so many reasons that protection of the watershed is critical to all of us living in Northern Colorado; supporting current and future populations, local businesses, recreation, agriculture, and of course, creating fresh, tasty craft beer. The CPRW works across many groups to lead groups of our neighbors to protect our watershed and rebuild natural areas leading to a more sustainable water future. Find out more at www.poudrewatershed.org!

Coming in from out of town? Check out one of these awesome local hotels that serve our beer (and are within easy Lyft or walking/biking distance!). Make it a weekend with us here in FoCo!

The Armstrong Hotel
The Elizabeth Hotel
Remington Flats
Fort Collins Marriott
The Hilton Fort Collins

Stay tuned for updates! Cheers to fresh tasty craft beer!

(Special Events and Festivals)


Seven Years of Beer: Alley Anniversary @ Da Steeg Brewing (Denver) – 4342 Tennyson St, Denver, Colorado

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

Details: It’s wild to think it’s been SEVEN YEARS!!

So get weird with us in the alley as we celebrate this milestone in the only way we know how….with BEER, LIVE MUSIC and more (BEER)!! We’ll have seven newly tapped (barrel aged) beers, hourly swag giveaways, door busters and a toast for all seven beers at separate times throughout the day to commemorate each brew!!!

Door busters for the first 7 people in line when we open @ noon!!

Josh Blackburn live @ 12:00!!

Daniel & The Walking Trees live @ 7:30!!

(Anniversary)


An Extra Day of Darkness @ Baere Brewing Company (Denver) – 320 Broadway, Denver, Colorado

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

Details: In honor of this year’s bonus day of Stout celebration we will be tapping 8 (or more) different dark beers for your perusal including, but not limited to:

– Stout – Our house stout brewed with cocoa shells from Cultura Craft Chocolate. Paste Magazine rated this as one of the top 20 American Stouts in the US.
– Love Is Blind – An English Porter
– No Line – Imperial Stout w/ Coconut and Cocoa Nibs from Cultura Craft Chocolate
– Squarrel No Line – No Line aged in a Squarrel Square Barrel Company
– Blueberry Chocolate Stout – Our house stout w/ Blueberry Puree & Cocoa Nibs
– Mixed Berry Duplicitous – Dark Sour w/ Blackberries, Raspberries & Boysenberries
– Foraged From The Frost – Collaboration w/ Old 121 Brewhouse. Dark Sour w/ foraged Sage and Juniper
– Palisade Peach Duplicitous – Dark Sour w/ Palisade Peaches
– Red Red Ryne – Dark Sour aged in a Cabernet Sauvignon barrel that Bear Creek Distillery then aged their Rye Whiskey in. A collaboration with Pearl Wine Company.

Stay tuned for more details to come.

(Special Events and Festivals)


Leap Day Beer Release @ Burns Family Artisan Ales (Denver) – 2505 West 2nd Avenue, Unit 13, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, February 29, at 7:30p.m.

Details: Leap for joy! Sunrise Drive will usher in the release of Thoughts Of Winter, a big Imperial White Stout, with a concert at 7:30pm.

Denver band Sunrise Drive coalesced from the creative experience of members of Last Great Day, Rubber Planet, and Offering74. This eccentric sound with power vocals will remind you that rock is not dead. SD is Arbon, Dawn, Gil, and Greg.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)


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