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Mackenzie Helms

Mackenzie Helms

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 10/7

October 7, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

As we start off the spookiest month of the year, we’re starting to see an increase in dark heavy beers to the release lineups. Some breweries are even trying to hit us with creepy can graphics… I’m looking at you Cerebral. With a number of beer events taking place around the industry this month, you won’t struggle to find something to do with your time this weekend.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 9/23

September 23, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

It’s officially fall, so you know what that means, right? Colder temperatures and stronger beers to keep you warm on a cold day. While there are a lighter number of releases this go-around, we sure aren’t lacking when it comes to quality options around the state. Take a look at what’s new, and take a trip to your favorite breweries to finish out the Oktoberfest season, and maybe even celebrate a brewery anniversary or two.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 9/9

September 9, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

The Craft Brewers Conference returns to Denver September 9-12 at the Colorado Convention Center. Whether you’re lucky enough to attend the event this year or not, there are still plenty of new beer releases and events centered around CBC that will be taking place. So while you’re out this weekend, grab a pint or two at some of your favorite breweries, and take home some limited releases at the same time.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 8/26

August 26, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

Going into the last weekend in August means two big events are coming up quickly–plans for your awesome Labor Day BBQ and college football kicking off the 2021 season! Ok, let’s be honest, college football kicking off is really the bigger part to get excited for. These two occasions have one very important factor in common. What is that you ask? Beer, lots and lots of beer. So, whether you’re throwing a party for Labor Day, or you’re tailgating at that first football game, make sure to check out all of the new beer choices to help keep you cool and refreshed.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 8/12

August 12, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

As we inch closer to fall, reminders of the upcoming season continue to spring up. It’s that cool morning breeze, some fallen leaves and even our first pumpkin beer sighting that aims to please. Take some time out of your busy schedule this weekend to enjoy the remainder of our Colorado summer, because it’ll be gone before you know it.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 7/29

July 29, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

How is it already August? It feels like just yesterday we were welcoming in the new year. Take some time this weekend to check out some very limited beer releases that you may actually be able to get your hands on. Whether you’re looking for something light, tart or boozy, there’s a new option for you coming out this week.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 7/15

July 15, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

With the MLB All-Star Game festivities having been in Denver the past few days, we’ve gotten to see a substantial amount of traffic going through our local breweries, as baseball fans flocked to Denver. We even had some breweries creating some baseball-themed beers, like Denver Beer Co., which released Big League Sticky since we last talked. Let’s keep the fun going this weekend by showing some love to your favorite local breweries!

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 4th of July Weekend

July 1, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

Guess what’s happening this weekend! It’s the 4th of July… wait did you cheat and read that on the title? Either way, it’s going to be a great weekend of drinking beer, grilling and possibly lighting off some fireworks. Be careful though, I like fireworks as much as the next person, but you don’t want to be that guy that ends up starting a wildfire. So get out there this weekend and have some fun, without burning down the state, that is.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 6/17

June 17, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

We’re hitting some record temperatures this week in Colorado, but do you know what’s really nice on a hot day? That’s right, some cold aloe… oh, and a cold beer at your favorite brewery! Beat the heat this weekend and show all of the local breweries how glad you are that they’re back open at full capacity.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 6/3

June 3, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

Well would you look at that, we’ve made it to June already. It seemed like only yesterday the whole country was shutting down, and look where we are now! As summer quickly approaches, more and more releases are popping up, and we’re even seeing a brewery anniversary or two. Now you might be saying, “I drank a bit too much over the long weekend, I think I’m going to take it easy this weekend,” but between the two of us, we both know that isn’t happening. So take a look below and pick out some new (or old) favorites, and enjoy this weekend like it’s a holiday too.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 5/20

May 20, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

With the state opening up more heavily this week, more and more new releases are trickling out. One thing to keep in mind while you’re going out in search of a new beer or two for this weekend is what each brewery’s policy is on wearing masks. Don’t disrespect the staff members if you don’t agree with the policy that the brewery has implemented.

If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, the perfect time might be this weekend. WeldWerks is hosting a walk-up clinic on the 22nd from 1pm – 5:30pm, with every participant receiving a free pint, and a limited edition can of “I Got Vaccinated”. Already been vaccinated, but want to get a free can of “I Got Vaccinated”? Just bring your vaccination card into the brewery starting on the 22nd to pick up a can for yourself too!

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Colorado Beer Beat | Mother’s Day Weekend 2021

May 6, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

Mother’s day is approaching this weekend, so you better have a gift ready! Wait, you’re saying you haven’t picked up a gift yet? Well, in that case, you should check out the new and upcoming releases below for the gift that you can both enjoy together this year. Plus, do you really need a reason to buy more beer? I didn’t think so.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 4/22

April 22, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

Now that spring is in full swing, we’re starting to see fewer stouts and porters being released. But don’t fret, there are always a few special stragglers. While you’re sipping on your newest pick-up, prop your feet up to support a good cause by watching “BEER – A Love Story”, because let’s face it, we all love beer. Now through April 25th, $1 from each movie rental will go to Protect Our Rivers.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 4/8

April 8, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction, and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

With Colorado Pint Day being yesterday, hopefully, you made it out to snag one of this year’s glasses. If you didn’t, well we can’t help you there… but we do have a bunch of new releases, and some crowd favorites that are being re-released! Take a look at everything coming out and make a trip to your favorite brewery to support them, even if you don’t get a glass out of it. Read More

Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 3/25

March 25, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction, and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

With March Madness in full swing this week, you’re undoubtedly going to be spending more time in front of a screen watching the games play out. What better than a tasty new beer to help calm your nerves as you panic about whether your parlay is going to hit (We all know you have no idea what you’re doing betting on sports)? Well luckily for you, you’ve come to the right place! Take a look down below to see what’s new this week, you never know what’s being brewed up next.
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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 3/11

March 11, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction, and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

Who would’ve guessed it, we’re about to get another heavy round of snow… Ok, who am I kidding, it’s Colorado, so it’s always a possibility. Whether you’re hunkering down this weekend or heading out to take advantage of the fresh snow, you’ll need some drinking options. Why not grab a pack of 10K IPA from WeldWerks, and drink for a good cause? The Unite edition proceeds benefit UNC’s UNITE Program. Read More

Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 2/25

February 25, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction, and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

With another round of snow coming in across the state today, there’s no better time to embrace stout month before it ends. While it’s not a stout, Denver Beer Co. is releasing a Black IPA dedicated to their late head brewer, Jason Buehler. Pick one up this weekend, to honor the memory of a member of the Colorado craft beer community.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 2/11

February 11, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction, and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

Now that we’re well into stout month, have you found any new favorites? With Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras this weekend, there are some “can’t miss” options being released. Take a look down below, and see what you’ll find. Maybe you’ll pick up some Baked Epiphany from Cerebral, or a crowler of Heart Shaped Box from Denver Beer Company…or both. I won’t judge.

If you’re looking for a way to finally get out of the house, why not head over to Briar Common? They’ve got a 3-course Valentine’s Day dinner that includes a beer pairing. Sounds like the perfect way to spend Valentine’s day with the beer lover in your life! They only have a few spots left, so make sure to make your reservation today.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 1/28

January 28, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction, and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

With stout month quickly approaching, you’re going to need to pick up some new beers ASAP. Now if only there was a place you could go to find out what new options you’ll have to start off February… might as well just keep reading.

If you’re looking for a way to finally get out of the house, why not head over to Briar Common? They’ve got a 3-course Valentine’s day dinner that includes a beer pairing. Sounds like the perfect way to spend Valentine’s day with the beer lover in your life!

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 1/14

January 14, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction, and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

Even though it’s a whole new year, it sure feels like 2020 is trying to hold us in its grasp. But one thing 2020 can’t stop is new beer releases to start the year! Now that Colorado allows breweries and restaurants to reopen limited capacity indoor seating, get out there and support your favorite breweries, and maybe try one of these new releases.

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