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Where to Find Colorado Strong Ale Collaboration Releases Across the State

Where to Find Colorado Strong Ale Collaboration Releases Across the State

While the past three months have been a taxing time for the craft beer industry, one of the brightest aspects to emerge has been the consistent theme of breweries banding together for the greater good. As seen with Other Half Brewing’s All Together Beer, and more recently with Weather Soul’s Black is Beautiful Initiative, breweries have been harnessing their collective powers to unite behind great causes to fundraise for organizations in need.

As we first reported in April, breweries in the Centennial state have also teamed up on a similar collaborative fundraising effort with the Colorado Brewers Guild and the Left Hand Brewing Foundation, resulting in the Colorado Strong Fund.

The first initiative to come from the fund called for breweries across the state to join together in releasing their versions of the Colorado Strong Pale Ale. This collaborative benefit beer uses all Colorado ingredients aimed to raise money for the CBG in addition to healthcare, hospitality, service industry, and gig economy workers across Colorado.

The Left Hand Brewing Foundation has supplemented the cost with partner suppliers for all ingredients needed to brew Colorado Strong Pale Ale, and has provided all ingredients to participating breweries free of charge. In return, participating breweries are being asked to donate 20% of sales to the Colorado Strong Fund.

Photo Courtesy of Comrade Brewing

“One of the biggest goals of this campaign is to drive consumers to continue purchasing to-go and delivered beer directly from local breweries, which have been hit hard by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,” explained Shawnee Adelson, Executive Director of the Colorado Brewers Guild. “Each dollar that consumers spend at nearby independent breweries helps them keep their staff working, provide benefits, and keep the lights on.”

The beer’s recipe is a collaboration between Left Hand Brewing Foundation Treasurer and Great American Beer Fest award-winning homebrewer Mark Boelman along with Root Shoot Malting, and Colorado Hop Company. Additionally, Colorado Strong Pale Ale will be made possible through donated labels from Sticker Giant, beer design by Beer Murch, and additional underwriting by Ball Corporation and On Tap Credit Union. However, all participating breweries have been allowed to tweak the recipe to put their own unique touch on the beer. As such some breweries have released India Pale Lager editions, Kveik IPAs, and even a Double Strong Ale Blonde Barleywine from River North Brewery.

While some breweries are still in the process of determining release dates for their versions of the Colorado Strong Ale, we’ve rounded up all releases that we currently know are available. Also keep in mind now that most breweries have re-opened most of these listings will also be available on draft, but we’ve only listed to-go options.

On a separate but related note, today is also the release date for Golden Strong Ale, which brought together 10 Golden, CO-based breweries in a fundraiser for the Colorado Brewers Guild as well. Participating breweries include Over Yonder Brewing Company, Holidaily Brewing Company, New Terrain Brewing Company (who donated the canning materials), Ohm Brewing Company, Barrels & Bottles Brewery, AC Golden Brewing Company (who donated the local grain from Root Shoot Malting and locally grown hops), Cannonball Creek Brewing Company, Golden City Brewing (who was able to get can labels donated by Lightning Labels), Mountain Toad Brewing, and CODA Brewing Company, and also employed the help of Propagate Labs who supplied the yeast and Codi Manufacturing, also based in Golden, who helped donate the mobile canning for packaging.

This beer is a Golden Strong Ale, with 70% of proceeds going to support the Colorado Brewers Guild and 20% of proceeds going back to the city of Golden. The Golden Strong Ale is now available at all participating Golden breweries.

Without further ado, here’s where you can find the Colorado Strong releases throughout the state.

Cover Photo Courtesy of Woods Boss Brewing

Brewery NameCityRelease DateFormat
Altitude Brewing CoDenver, COWednesday, May 612oz Cans / 16oz Cans / Growler Fills
Elevation Beer CoPoncha Springs, COWednesday, May 66-pack, 12oz Cans
City Star BrewingBerthoud, COTuesday, May 1224oz Crowlers / Growler Fills
Grossen Bart BreweryLongmont, COTuesday, May 1232oz Crowlers / Growler Fills
Mirror Image BrewingFrederick, COFriday, May 1532oz Crowlers / Growler Fills
Reservoir BrewingPueblo West, COFriday, May 1532oz Crowlers / Growler Fills
Brass BrewingColorado Springs, COFriday, May 1532oz Crowlers
Gravity BrewingLouisville, COFriday, May 1524oz Crowlers / Growler Fills
Long Table BrewhouseDenver, COFriday, May 1532oz Crowlers
Coal Mine Ave BrewingLittleton, COSaturday, May 1632oz Crowlers / 32oz Howlers / 64oz Growlers
Golden City BreweryGolden, COMonday, May 1816 Cans / 4-packs, 16oz Cans
Lost Friend BrewingColorado Springs, COMonday, May 1832oz Crowlers
Pikes Peak BrewingMonument, COTuesday, May 1932oz Crowlers
Spangalang BreweryDenver, COTuesday, May 1932oz Crowlers
Baere BrewingDenver, COTuesday, May 1932oz Crowlers
Wild Blue Yonder BrewingCastle Rock, COWednesday, May 2032oz Crowlers / Growler Fills
DeSteeg BrewingDenver, COThursday, May 2132oz Crowlers / Growler Fills
Periodic BrewingLeadville, COThursday, May 2132oz Crowlers / Growler Fills
Ursula BreweryAurora, COThursday, May 21Growler Fills
Crystal Springs BrewingLouisville, COThursday, May 2132oz Crowlers
McClellan's Brewing Co.Fort Collins, COThursday, May 2124oz Crowlers / 32oz Crowlers / Growler Fills / Cask
Over Yonder Brewing CompanyGolden, COFriday, May 2232oz Crowlers / Growler Fills
Barquentine BrewingEdgewater, COFriday, May 2216 Cans / 4-packs, 16oz Cans / Growler Fills
Bruz BeersDenver, COFriday, May 2232oz Crowlers
Bent Barley BrewingAurora, COFriday, May 2232oz Crowlers / Growler Fills
300 Suns BrewingLongmont, COFriday, May 2232oz Crowlers / Growler Fills
Blue Spruce BrewingLittleton, COFriday, May 2232oz Crowlers / Growler Fills
Verboten BrewingLoveland, COFriday, May 2212oz Cans / 32oz Crowlers / Growler Fills
Mountain Toad BrewingGolden, COFriday, May 2232oz Crowlers / 24oz Crowlers
Tivoli Brewing CompanyDenver, COFriday, May 2216 Cans / 4-packs, 16oz Cans
Deuces Wild BreweryColorado Springs, COFriday, May 2232oz Crowler Cans
Storm Peak BrewingSteamboat Springs, COFriday, May 2232oz Crowlers / 6-pack, 12oz Cans / Growler Fills
Odd13 BrewingLafayette, COSaturday, May 236-pack, 12oz cans
Woods Boss BrewingDenver, COSaturday, May 234-pack, 12oz Cans
WestFax BrewingLakewood, COSaturday, May 2316 Cans / 4-packs, 16oz Cans
Upslope BrewingBoulder, COMonday, May 2532oz Crowlers
Joyride BrewingEdgewater, COMonday, May 2532oz Crowlers / Growler Fills
Our Mutual Friend BrewingDenver, COMonday, May 2524oz Crowlers
Gilded Goat BrewingFort Collins, COTuesday, May 2624oz Crowlers / 32oz Crowlers / Growler Fills
Jagged Mountain Craft BreweryDenver, COTuesday, May 2632oz Crowlers
Downhill BrewingParker, COWednesday, May 2732oz Crowlers / Growler Fills
Comrade BrewingDenver, COMonday, May 2532oz Crowlers / Growler Fills
Timnath BrewingTimnath, COWednesday, May 2732oz Crowlers
Horse & Dragon BrewingFort Collins, COWednesday, May 2716oz Cans, 4-pack, 16oz Cans, 32oz CANtainer
Liquid Mechanics BrewingLafayette, COWednesday, May 2732oz Crowlers, Growler Fills
Brewery RickoliWheat Ridge, COWednesday, May 27Growler Fills
Grist BrewingHighlands Ranch, COThursday, May 2832oz Crowlers / Growler Fills
Counter Culture Brewery & GrilleDenver, COThursday, May 2832oz Crowlers
Launch Pad BreweryAurora, COFriday, May 2932oz Crowlers, Growler Fills
Left Hand BrewingLongmont, COFriday, May, 2932oz Crowlers
Vail Brewing CompanyVail, COFriday, May, 2916oz Cans
Mockery BrewingDenver, COFriday, May, 2932oz Crowlers
Seedstock BreweryDenver, COFriday, May 2932oz Crowlers
Pug Ryan's Brewing CompanyDillon, COFriday, May, 2912oz Cans / Growler Fills
Halfpenny Brewing Co.Centennial, COFriday, May 2932oz Crowlers, Growler Fills
Envy BrewingFort Collins, COFriday, May 2932oz Crowlers, Growler Fills
WildEdge Brewing CollectiveCortez, COFriday, May 294-pack, 16oz Cans
Guanella Pass BreweryGeorgetown, COFriday, May 2932oz Crowlers
Black Forest BrewingColorado Springs, COSaturday, May 3032oz Crowlers / Growler Fills
Kokopelli Beer CompanyWestminster, COSaturday, May 3024oz Crowlers / 32oz Crowlers / Growler Fills
Dead Hippie BrewingSheridan, COSaturday, May 3032oz Crowlers
Locavore BeerworksLittleton, COSaturday, May 3032oz Crowlers
Burns Family Artisan AlesDenver, COSunday, May 3116.9oz cans
Old 121 BrewhouseLakewood, COSunday, May 3132oz Crowlers
Broken Compass BrewingBreckenridge, COMonday, June 116 Cans / 4-packs, 16oz Cans / Growler Fills
Copper Club BrewingFruita, COMonday, June 1Growler Fills
Rally King BrewingFort Collins, COMonday, June 116oz Cans / Growler Fills
Coda BrewingGolden, COWednesday, Jun 316 Cans / 4-packs, 16oz Cans
Tres Litros BeerSalida, COWednesday, June 332oz Crowlers
Florence BrewingFlorence, COWednesday, June 332oz Crowlers
Mountain Cowboy BrewingFrederick, COWednesday, June 34-pack 16oz cans (Coffee Pale Ale)
Fossil Craft Beer Co.Colorado Springs, COThursday, June 432oz Crowlers
Tommyknocker BrewingIdaho Springs, COThursday, June 432oz Crowlers
Camber BrewingFraser, COFriday, June 532oz Crowlers / Growler Fills
WeldWerks BrewingGreeley, COFriday, June 516oz Cans / 4-packs, 16oz Cans
Sparge BrewingWellington, COFriday, June 525.4oz Crowlers / 32oz Crowlers / Growler Fills
Brix Brew & TapGreeley, COFriday, June 532oz Crowlers
The Peak Brewing CompanyWinter Park, COFriday, June 532oz Crowlers
Someplace Else BreweryArvada, COFriday, June 5TBA
Little Machine BeerDenver, COFriday, June 532oz Crowlers
Red Truck BeerFort Collins, COSaturday, June 66-pack, 12oz Cans
River North BreweryDenver, COSaturday, June 6Double Strong Ale Blonde Barleywine, format TBA
Black Bottle BreweryFort Collins, COSaturday, June 6TBA
Capitol Creek BreweryBasalt, COSunday, June 732oz Crowlers
Carbondale Beer WorksCarbondale, COSunday, June 7TBA
Ball BrewingGlenwood Springs, COSunday, June 7TBA
Green Mountain Beer CompanyLakewood, COWednesday, June 10TBA
Mother Tucker BreweryLouisville, COThursday, June 1132oz Crowlers
Fraser River Beer CoFraser, COFriday, June 1216 Cans / 4-packs, 16oz Cans / Growler Fills
Mancos Brewing CompanyMancos, COFriday, June 124-packs, 16oz Cans
Mash Lab BrewingWindsor, COFriday, June 1232oz Crowlers
Iron Mule BreweryCastle Rock, COFriday, June 12TBA
Bootstrap BrewingNiwot, COFriday, June 12TBA
Goldspot BrewingDenver, COFriday, June 12IPL
Odyssey BeerwerksArvada, COMonday, June 156-pack, 12oz Cans
Dolores River BreweryDolores, COMonday, June 1516oz Cans
Strange Craft Beer CompanyDenver, COThursday, June 1832oz Crowlers
Monumental Beer WorksGrand Junction, COSaturday, June 2016oz Cans / 32oz Crowlers / Growler Fills
Grand Adventure BrewingKremmling, COSaturday, June 2016 Cans / 4-packs, 16oz Cans / Growler Fills
Wibby BrewingLongmont, COThursday, June 2512oz Cans
The Post BrewingLafayette, COJune TBD32oz Crowlers
Loveland AleworksLoveland, COTBA
14er BrewingDenver, COTBA
2 Rascals Brewing CoMontrose, COTBA
Roaring Fork Beer CompanyCarbondale, COTBA
Ska Street BrewstilleryBoulder, COTBA
Storybook BrewingColorado Springs, COTBA
FH Beer WorksColorado Springs, COTBA
El Rancho Brewing CompanyEvergreen, COTBA
FlyteCo BrewingDenver, COTBA
TRVE BrewingDenver, COTBA
Living the Dream BrewingLittleton, COTBA
Two22 BrewCentennial, COTBA
Kettle & Spoke BreweryBoulder, COTBA
Highside BrewingFrisco, COTBA
Rockyard BrewingCastle Rock, COTBA
Pump House BreweryLongmont, COTBA
Phantom Canyon BrewingColorado Springs, COTBA
Resolute Brewing CompanyCentennial, COTBA
Blue Tile BrewingDenver, COTBA
Briar Common BreweryDenver, COTBA

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