PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | March 11, 2020
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, March 11
Arlo Citra IPA Release @ Cerberus Brewing (Colorado Springs) – 702 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80905
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 11 from 11am – 10pm
Details: Fan fave 𝐀𝐫𝐥𝐨 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐫𝐚 𝐈𝐏𝐀 is coming back on tap but with an added something for you. Visit Cerberus on release day (Wednesday, March 11) for a FREE limited edition ARLO sticker!
Arlo is two of our favorite things:
1) a super juicy, hazy, Citra IPA
2) the cutest little boy we know. Our head brewer made a promise to his buddy that we would name a beer after his firstborn son. Luckily the little dude has a pretty rad name!
March Firkin Key Lime Coconut Menage A Quatré @ Copper Kettle (Denver) – 1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, Colorado 80247
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 11 from 2pm – 10pm
Details: Try Copper Kettle’s golden sour with key lime and coconut! It will be like you’re sitting on a beach somewhere! Try this small-batch on tap ONLY and on this day only!
Fundamentals of Food Pairing @ Crooked Stave Friends & Family (Denver) – 1441 W 46th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80211
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 11 from 6pm – 7:30pm
Details: Crooked Stave has partnered with their friends at Uptown & Humboldt to bring you a special sensory event!
Their Sensory Specialist will cover the fundamentals of food pairing with beer to create an enhanced and elevated culinary experience at home.
This class will include hands-on sensory pairings of six of their house brands with a Uptown & Humboldt original bar-bite to demonstrate the principles of harmony, contrast, similarity, and intensity.
You must be of legal drinking age to attend. The class lasts approximately 1-1.5 hours. Tickets available for $25
(Food & Beer Pairing)
Friday, March 13
Suave Fest Ticket Pre-Sale @ Raíces Brewing (Denver) – 2060 W Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado 80204
Date/Time: Friday, March 13 – Sunday, March 15
Details: #SuaveFest2020 early-bird tickets go on sale on Friday the 13th. on this day we will activate the link to purchase your tickets at special prizes.
This year, Suave Fest, Denver’s beer festival showcasing LatinX breweries and celebrating LatinX culture will be bigger and better than ever and will feature more breweries, lots of Latin arts & entertainment and added programming.
(Beer Festival Ticket Sale)
Big Paddy’s Irish Stout Limited Crowler Release @ Denver Beer Company (Arvada) – 5768 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, Colorado 80002
Date/Time: Friday, March 13 at 11am
Details: Denver Beer Co.’s Big Paddy’s Irish Stout is going to shamrock your world! Coming to their Olde Town Arvada Taproom 3/13.
Loaded with chocolate and caramel malts as well as oats and roasted barley, Big Paddy’s Irish Stout carries a deep rich malt complexity. Brewed to be very dry as a traditional Irish Stout makes it smooth and easy drinking. Wherever you go and whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you! ONLY 100 limited edition crowlers. Come and grab yours before they run out.
(Crowler Release, Beer Release)
Got TP? American Pale Release @ Verboten Brewing (Loveland) – 127 E. 5th Street, Loveland, Colorado, 80537
Date/Time: Friday, March 13 from 11am – 11pm
Details: Friday, March 13th Verboten Brewing is releasing an American Pale Ale “Got TP?”
This Pale Ale was brewed with Columbus and Amarillo Hops giving it notes of pine and citrus.
4x Can Release @ Outer Range Brewing (Frisco) – 82 Lusher Ct., Unit #2, Frisco, Colorado 80443
Date/Time: Friday, March 13 from 12pm – 10pm
Details: Outer Range is releasing 4 beers on Friday, March 13th in the ORB Taproom:
In the Deep Steep DDH Motueka Double IPA
Hops: Citra, Mosaic, Motueka
Hops: Wai-iti, Citra, Tettnang
Final Summit French Farmhouse
Gluggin’ Belgian-Style Stout
*collab with Cloudburst Brewing
(Can / Beer Release)
Gilded Goat 3 Year Anniversary @ Gilded Goat Brewing (Fort Collins) – 3500 S. College Ave Unit 194, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
Date/Time: Friday, March 13 – Saturday, March 14 from 12pm – 10pm
Details: Help Gilded Goat celebrate their 3rd Anniversary! Throughout the weekend, they’ll have beer releases, bottle releases, food, live music, giveaways, and more. Read below for more info.
Friday, March 13
-$4.50 pints of Cashmere Cream Ale
-$6.00 Hofmann’s Grill Baskets
-Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter Firkin
-Live Music (upstairs) from 5:00-7:00
-Not Your Grams Fruitcake | Cranberry Apricot Sour
-You’re Turning Violet | Blueberry Sour
-Fliek | Flander’s Style Red Ale with Cherries
Saturday, March 14
-First 50 customers receive a commemorative anniversary glass
with any beer purchase.
-Waffle Lab Food Truck
-Professor Funk: Lambic 101|Spontaneous Lambic-Style Sour Ale
(Anniversary Party, Beer Releases, Bottle Release)
Nitro Help Me out Stout Release @ Copper Kettle Brewing (Denver) – 1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, Colorado 80247
Date/Time: Friday, March 13 from 12pm – 10pm
Details: For St. Paddy’s Day Copper Kettle istapping a nitro version of their Help Me Out Stout, a dry Irish Stout! Come in and grab some of this delicious stout for your Irish festivities!
2x Can Release @ Cerebral Brewing (Denver) – 1477 Monroe St, Denver, Colorado 80206
Date/Time: Friday, March 13 from 12pm – 11pm
Details: Cerebral Brewing is dropping a brand new IPA + a fresh canning run of Rare Trait on Friday, March 13th. Cerebral will also be hosting Denver Beer: A History of Mile High Brewing Book Signing with author Jonathan Colobeerman Shikes!
7.5% IPA with Mosaic and Southern Passion in the whirlpool then dry hopped with Nelson, Southern Passion & Wakatu. Notes of grapefruit, cedar, cotton candy & Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
$16/4-Pack, limit 1/2 case PP
6.4% House IPA with Citra, Mosaic & El Dorado. Bursting with notes of candied peach, mango & tangerine with a restrained bitterness.
$16/4-Pack, limit 1/2 case PP
Doors open at noon and both will also be on tap!
(Can / Beer Release)
Balbo Blueberry Berliner Weisse Sour Beer Release @ Großen Bart Brewery (Longmont – 1025 Delaware Ave Unit A, Longmont, Colorado 80501
Date/Time: Friday, March 13 from 2pm – 10pm
Details: Join Großen Bart Brewery for their yearly release of Balbo Blueberry Berliner Weisse
Denver Beer: A History of Mile High Brewing Book Signing @ Cerebral Brewing (Denver) – 1477 Monroe St, Denver, Colorado 80206
Date/Time: Friday, March 13 from 5pm – 7pm
Details: We are so dang proud of our good friend and fellow beer lover Jonathan Colobeerman Shikes!
To celebrate the release of his brand new book, Denver Beer: A History of Mile High Brewing, he will be signing copies in the Cerebral taproom from 5-7pm.
Whiskies of the World @ The Four Seasons (Denver) – 1111 14th Street, Denver, Colorado 80202
Date/Time: Friday, March 13 from 6pm – 9:30pm
Details: Whiskies of the World, one of the largest whisky tasting events in the country, will bring some
of the most celebrated names in whisky from across the globe to Denver at The Four Seasons
Denver on Friday, March 13.
Now in its 21st year, Whiskies of the World, produced by Agency 21 Consulting, will bring together more than 200 industry-leading experts, distillers, craft producers, master blenders and well-known brands for a one-of-a-kind tasting experience.
Earlier this year, The Whisky Extravaganza and IWSC’s Whiskies of the World merged to create
the foremost Whisky tour in the United States, traveling to 15 major cities for 2020. Denver will
mark the first stop of the 2020 tour. Ticket holders will be able to try their favorite as well as
new spirits. All while getting to know more about the whiskies from experts that will take them
on the ultimate tour of all things whisky.
Throughout the night, attendees will have access to over 200 different whiskies from around
the world, including many rare and in-demand pours like Starward Whisky (Australia),
Kurayoshi (Japan), Penderyn (Wales), Kilchoman (Scotland), Gouden Carolous (Belgium)
Port Askaig (Scotland), Distillery 291 Single Barrel (Colorado) and Belle Meade
(Tennessee). General Admission tickets are available for $100 and VIP Early Admission tickets are available for $150. Full Pour List Available Here.
Saturday, March 14
Dublin Down on Lager @ Bierstadt Lagerhaus (Denver) – 2875 Blake Street, Denver, Colorado 80206
Date/Time: Saturday, March 14 from 7:00am – 11:30pm
Details: Back again for another year- It is where Kraut meets Corned Beef!
Green Beer? NO WAY! Beer Colored Beer and open at 7am.
Corned Beef, Kraut, Lager, Live Music, Giant Games and a view of the parade staging area behind our building in the Coors Field Parking lot which is the Jump-off point of the parade.
Skip the LoDo Shenanigans and get your dose of Dublin with Bierstadt Lagerhaus.
Landward Rogues St Patricks Shenanigans during the day, from 12pm.-3pm.
Get all SkaPunk’d up in the evening with The Swashbuckling Doctors from 8-11
Best of All- Free Entry to the Party.
Come celebrate St. Paddy’s Day at the German Lagerhaus, it makes sense.
Irish Breakfast @ Goldspot Brewing (Denver) – 4970 Lowell Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80221
Date/Time: Saturday, March 14 from 10:30am – 1:30pm
Details: Join Goldspot Brewing for some classic Irish fare from the Noshery and special beers to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
Ticket price includes breakfast and your first beer from the selection below.
Bangers and Mash
Irish Beef Stew
Vegetarian options will be available.
Please purchase your tickets in person at Goldspot before the event. The last day for ticket sales will be Thursday, March 12th. There will be limited day-of purchases available.
(Beer Release, Beer Pairing)
Key Lime Gose Release @ Verboten Brewing (Loveland) – 127 E. 5th Street, Loveland, Colorado, 80537
Date/Time: Saturday, March 14 from 11am – 11pm
Details: Saturday, March 14th is international Pi day! To celebrate Verboten is releasing a Key Lime Pie version of our Gose! Roll in Ze Key Lime Pie will have complimentary notes of lime tang and sweet vanilla creaminess finished with a subtle tartness.
Irish Red Release @ Old 121 Brewhouse (Lakewood) – 1057 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood, Colorado 80301
Date/Time: Saturday, March 14 from 12:00pm – 6pm
Details: Old 121 has brought back one of their first beers that won your hearts. The Irish Red Ale is coming back! Come celebrate the return of the Irish Red with Old 121 and the Connolly Irish Dance Group who will be performing in the brewery from 4:45pm to 5:45pm.
Uhl’s Brewing Grand Opening & Limited Beer Release @ Uhl’s Brewing (Boulder) – 5460 Conestoga Court, Boulder, Colorado 80301
Date/Time: Saturday, March 14 from 12:00pm – 9pm
Details: On March 14th at noon Uhl’s Brewing will open the doors to Boulder’s newest craft brewery! Uhl’s Brewing and Tap Room is located at 5460 Conestoga Ct. in Boulder.
During the grand opening, they will be releasing three new limited beers in 16oz 4-packs, as well as a grand opening limited edition Uhl’s Harmony Tumbler glass with artwork by local digital artist Tripp Boggs. They will have local photographer and light painter, Margarita Rubiera on hand to sign can labels as she is the artist featured on the backgrounds on our Wild Woods tribute beers, ‘Into the Woods,’ a 7.2% hazy IPA full of Ariana, El Dorado and Idaho Gem hops and ‘Outta the Wild,’ a 7.1% hazy IPA full of Citra, Galaxy and Ella hops. Our third limited release is ‘Double Down,’ an 8.5% DDH hazy DIPA with tons of Citra, El Dorado and Amarillo hops based on our popular Hop Down recipe.
Food will be provided by the Daikon Banh Force One food truck which specializes in Banh Mi sandwiches and bowls.
Prices and limits will be determined the day of release on all to-go beer sales. Limited edition glasses will have a limit of one per person.
(Grand Opening & Beer Release)
Barrel-Aged Double Avarice Release @ River North Brewery (Denver) – 6021 Washington St, Unit A, Denver, Colorado 80216
Date/Time: Saturday, March 14 from 12:00pm – 9pm
Details: IT’S BACK. Barrel-Aged Double Avarice makes its triumphant return at both taprooms Saturday, March 14th at 12pm sharp.
Sitting at 17.4% ABV, this BIG dark beer is a dry Imperial Stout that will knock you off your feet and keep you want more. River North will have Barrel Aged Double Avarice on tap and in bottles to go.
(Bottle Release, Beer Release)
Perk, Coffee Saison Can Release @ Diebolt Brewing (Denver) – 3855 Mariposa St, Denver, Colorado, 80211
Date/Time: Saturday, March 14 from 12:00pm – 10pm
Details: Spring is just around the corner and Diebolt are getting Perky!
Perk, Coffee Saison, is back after a couple year hiatus and strutting into cans this year. Brewed with 30 pounds of Phantom Limb coffee from our Sunnyside neighbors at Huckleberry Roasters, it’s the beer that bridges AM and PM perfectly.
Perk drinks light with aromas of coffee, slight burnt sugar, and toffee with hints of tangerine, sweet citrus and berries. Flavor is quick on the palate, light, crisp and a little roasty, which then moves to a tangy, dry bitterness that is quite persistent and very refreshing.
Available on draught and 6 packs of cans.
(Can Release, Beer Release)
Shamrock Shake Slushie Release @ Fiction Beer Co (Denver) – 7101 E Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado 80216
Date/Time: Saturday, March 14 from 1pm
Details: Fiction Beer Co is crafting a beer slushie base that tastes very similar to that green shake from that place with the arches. Lactose. Mint. And green. Gotta have the green.
Cornucopia – Cucumber, Mint, Matcha Cream Ale. A refreshing balance of herbal and earthy.
Sunday, March 15
4th Annual Making a Mockery: A Homebrew Competition @ Mockery Brewing (Denver) – 3501 Delgany St, Denver, Colorado 80216
Date/Time: Sunday, March 15 from 10am – 4pm
Details: Mockery Brewing would like to invite any and all homebrewers and homebrew clubs to participate in our annual “Making a Mockery” homebrew competition. Mockery will be brewing up a virgin wort (un-hopped, single malt) to distribute to a limited number of homebrewers/homebrew clubs. Mockery will be brewing the morning of March 15th. There will be approximately 60-70 entry spots available for the competition. Entry fees will be $15 for 5 gallons of wort and $25 for 10 gallons. Mockery will bring the wort up to a boil and then run the wort through the heat exchanger to bring it back down to approximately 60F to fill carboys. Entrants must pick up the wort from Noon-3pm, provide their own carboys, and purchase any other ingredients for their respective brews. All final samples will be due back at Mockery within 8 weeks (May 10th), entries can be dropped off earlier, too.
1. Wort will be 100% Genie Pale Malt, the gold medal-winning malt from Root Shoot Malting (Loveland, CO).
2. Original Gravity will be approximately 1.050 (specific gravity).
3. All entries must violate the rules set forth by the Reinheitsgebot, meaning an ingredient outside of water, malt, yeast, and hops must be used. Bacteria will be considered as an acceptable ingredient outside of the Reinheitsgebot.
4. Any yeast, hops, spices, fruits, etc. can be used to produce a truly unique beer. We provide the canvas, you must channel your inner Jackson Pollock to create a work of beer art.
1st Place will receive a $100 gift card to Mockery Brewing, Winner’s Trophy, and Mockery will brew the winners recipe on their 15 barrel system with the winner(s). If the winner belongs to a homebrew club, that club will also be invited out for the brew day on Mockery’s system and the club will also receive the much-coveted Brewer’s Trophy. The winner and one guest of their choice will also be invited to Mockery’s 6th-anniversary party in November to drink for free.
2nd Place will receive a $50 gift card to Mockery Brewing.
3rd Place will receive one item of merchandise of their choice (up to $25 value).
6. Judging samples should be submitted in two bottles, 12oz or larger. Winner announced on May 31st. We will loosely be using BJCP judging/scoring sheets, but the beers need not fit into category style guidelines. Like our beers, we are ultimately concerned with how well made, balanced, and flavorful they are and not how stylistically correct they are.
(Home Brewing Competition)
Carouse! Beer Release w/s/g Ingredient Row @ Burns Family Artisan Ales (Denver) – 2505 West 2nd Avenue, Unit 13, Denver, Colorado 80219
Date/Time: Sunday, March 15 from 2pm – 5pm
Details: Carouse! This year’s Tequila Barrel-aged Imperial Barleywine is a delectable 16.5%abv. Releasing on tap and in 750ml bottles. 2019 Carouse will be available for verticals and bottle purchases during this release day only.
Tuesday, March 17
Comrade’s St. Patrick’s Day @ Comrade Brewing (Denver) – 7667 E Iliff Ave, Ste F, Denver, Colorado 80231
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 17 at Noon
Details: Join Comrade Brewing for St. Patrick’s Day, as they will be tapping an Irish Dry Stout and a Barrel Aged Irish Red Ale. Coast2Coast food truck will be serving some delicious Irish fare to pair with your favorite beer!
Jack Stout on Nitro @ Strange Craft Beer (Denver) – 1330 Zuni St, Unit M, Denver, Colorado 80204
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 17 from 3pm – 9pm
Details: An homage to the recently departed brewery dog, Jack Jack the Dalmatian. This Dry Irish Stout will hit the nitro tap March 17th, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Taproom opens at 3, hit it quick as this was just a one-barrel brew and it won’t last.
Hogshead Nitro Stout Release @ Hogshead Brewery (Denver) – 4460 W 29th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80212
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 17 from 5pm – 10pm
Details: They did it. They made a Nitro to show the difference between their fantastic Cask Ale and its little brother Nitro.
To celebrate this Hogshead Brewery is hosting a Beef Stew Competition. 5 spots, bragging rights and you will get to drink the Nitro Stout on them!
Contact Erin if you want to sign up ( [email protected]). No Green Beer, just Great Cask and for a short time NITRO
St. Patrick’s Day Party & Beer Release @ Burns Family Artisan Ales (Denver) – 2505 West 2nd Avenue, Unit 13, Denver, Colorado 80219
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 17 from 6pm – 8pm
Details: You’re in luck! Put on your best hat and come celebrate the greenest day of the year. Burns Family Artisan Ales is releasing Mr Bloom, their exceedingly popular 7.2%abv Foreign/Export Stout.
The One And Only Jon Ham pull out the West African Gyil for the foreign export looping tunes. Your lucky ears!
And FOOD — you lucky soul — to bring your wandering heart right back to Irish roots — free traditional Irish Stew and Boxty for all (while supplies last.)
Wednesday, March 18
March Dual Can Release Extravaganza @ Novel Strand Brewing (Denver) – 305 1st ave, Denver, Colorado 80223
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 17 from 3pm – 10pm
Details: Novel Strand has got something special for you beautiful people this month of March! They’re releasing 2 dope beers in cans for y’all; one of thei favorite beers, and a brand new beer, featuring the most sought after hop on planet Earth!
SHADES OF GREEN is the final frontier. A strong hoppy ale brewed with pilsner, golden promise, flaked oats, and flaked wheat, then loaded to the brim with Idaho #7 (USA), Mosaic (USA), Nelson Sauvin (NZ), and Strata (USA). This is a bomb of flavor with big waves of guava, mango berries, papaya, and stanky, stanky herb. This beer is cheating, but whatever, they do what they want. 7,2% ABV, $20/4pack.
WEAPON OF CHOICE: RIWAKA is a statement. It’s a flex. Riwaka is an extremely rare hop from New Zealand. It’s renowned for its unique flavor profile of distinct passion fruit and citrus, but is difficult to grow, can yield very little, and thus is quite difficult to acquire. But acquire it they did. And they wanted to share its pure expression with you all. This is the first time this hop has been used in such a manner in this state. Novel Strand brewed their WOC base with pilsner malt, flaked oats, and flaked wheat, and then used only Riwaka for any hop addition this beer met. Mouthwatering flavors of passionfruit and grape cannabis abound in this absolute crusher. You will quickly understand why this hop is a favorite of some of the best hop utilizing breweries in the world. 5,6% ABV, $20/4pack.
(Can Release, Beer Release)