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Premier Brewery Night at Stout Street Social

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Photo from Stout Street Social’s Facebook Page

Stout Street Social has some exciting news for beer lovers. Next week is their inaugural “Brewery Night,” the first in a monthly event series, featuring a different brewery each month. Brewery Night kicks off Thursday, January 15th from 6-8 p.m. with Alaskan Brewing Company’s Winter Ale and Smoked Porter. Interested? RSVP for this free event here. Food pairings, giveaways and more will be included in these complimentary Brewery Nights.

Ginger Pear Martini and a Hazed & Infused (Boulder Beer)

Ginger Pear Martini and a Hazed & Infused (Boulder Beer)

I was very impressed with the beer selection (among other things) at Stout Street Social, which you can read about in my post here. With all of the outstanding breweries they have on tap, Brewery Nights are sure to be delicious, fun, and informative. Be sure to RSVP and be a part of the first ever Brewery Night at Stout Street Social!

Brewed: A Coffee and Beer Workshop at Epic Brewing

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This is an event not to be missed!

Saturday January 24 at Epic Brewing in Denver

Brewed – a coffee and beer workshop
Join brewers and coffee roasters for a discussion on coffee, beer and the confluence of the two. After the discussion, you get to have fun creating your own blends of various coffees and beers to find your favorite combinations.
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It’s uncertain who first thought up the concept to add coffee to beer, but we must admit, it was a hell of an idea. Before we knew it, coffee stouts and porters were showing up in craft brewery tasting room and on liquor store shelves. The roastiness of the coffee was a perfect match for those big roasty notes of the black beers craft brewers were creating…but is there even more potential with different exciting coffee characteristics and beer styles?

Join us as we explore the confluence of where beer and coffee meet. Local coffee roasters and Local brewers will be on hand to discuss what they’re doing individually and lead in what promises to be an eye opening and smile inducing tasting experience. This will be a workshop style event with time to blend your own coffee/beer combinations.

Ticket cost includes coffee, beer and light snacks. Breakfast will NOT be served, so we recommend eating before the event starts.

Stout Street Social: So. Many. Beers!

Beer? Yeah, they've got a tap or two.

Beer? Yeah, they’ve got a couple on tap.

Stout Street Social is now open at 1400 Stout Street in Denver. I heard that they had a great selection of beers on tap, so I stopped by last week to see for myself.

Ginger Pear Martini and a Hazed & Infused (Boulder Beer)

Ginger Pear Martini and a Hazed & Infused (Boulder Beer)

Not only did I find 40 beers on tap, but they also have an extensive list of fine wines (40 by the glass!) and classically inspired cocktails. I went in after work and tried some of the bites off the happy hour food menu, offered M-F from 3-6 p.m.

Crispy Brussels: Mint, cilantro, truffle-chili glaze, snap, crackle, pop.

Crispy Brussels: Mint, cilantro, truffle-chili glaze, snap, crackle, pop.

They have a good mixture of snacks on the happy hour menu, including specials from their oyster & raw bar, prime rib sliders, and some yummy vegetarian items as well. I loved the Crispy Brussels! And I also enjoyed the deviled eggs with truffle & chives. They also make a great batch of crispy mushrooms with Mojo beer batter and mustard sauce.

Crispy Mushrooms: Mojo beer batter, mustard dipping sauce.

Crispy Mushrooms: Mojo beer batter, mustard dipping sauce.

I was excited to see some of my favorite Colorado breweries on tap, such as Crooked Stave, Avery, Epic, Great Divide, and many more. And a few others from various states, like Green Flash and Firestone Walker. The beer list was very impressive. I also had to try one of their signature cocktails, and I went with a Ginger Pear Martini, which was excellent.

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Stout Street Social is in an ideal location downtown, just across the street from the Convention Center. They even have a “Theater Menu,” which features a 3-course dinner with discounted valet parking. It is a fun place for happy hour with friends, dinner before a show, or just to grab a drink any time. Check it out!

Collaboration Festival

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Collaboration Fest 2014 was great! Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 Fest (March 21st). If you’re wondering if you should attend, the answer is YES. See my post about the 2014 fest.

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Last Saturday I attended a beer festival in Denver. A beer festival? In Denver?! Yes–another festival. They happen so frequently these days that one might wonder how it’s possible to put together a beer event that is different, special. Well, the folks behind Collaboration Festival made it happen.

Collaboration Fest took place on March 22nd at the Curtis Hotel. This truly unique festival featured many breweries that had worked together to create beers specifically for this event. In some cases there were two breweries that collaborated, and in other cases there were as many as ten. And the results were nothing short of amazing.
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Many of the beers were brewed by Colorado breweries, while some partnered with breweries from other states and even as far away as Sweden. There was something for everyone: saisons, stouts, IPAs, lagers, porters, and much more. I tried as many as possible, of course…

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Collaboration Fest is back! Saturday, March 21st, at 3:00 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Tickets are on sale now!

 The current list of collaborations include:

  • All Summit County Collaboration – The Bakers’ Brewery, Breckenridge Brewery, Backcountry Brewery, Dillon Dam  Brewery, Broken Compass Brewing and Pug Ryans Brewing Company
  • BJ’s BrewHouse – Boulder and Vindication Brewing Company
  • Black Bottle Brewery, Zwei Bruder Brewing, Scrumpy’s Cider, Verboten Brewing and Trinity Brewing
  • Boulder Beer and Cigar City Brewing
  • Breckenridge Brewery and Starr Hill Brewery
  • Big Choice Brewing Company and Wonderland Brewing
  • Big Choice Brewing Company and 4 Noses Brewing
  • CAUTION: Brewing Company, Hall Brewing, Dry Dock Brewing Company and Renegade Brewing
  • Copper Kettle Brewing Company and Strange Craft Beer Company
  • East Side Nano Brewers – FATE Brewing Company, BRU Handbuilt Ales and Wild Woods Brewery
  • Epic Brewing Company and Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company
  • FATE Brewing Company and Cannonball Creek Brewing Company
  • FATE Brewing Company and Lost Highway Brewing Company
  • FATE Brewing Company and Mission Brewing Company
  • FATE Brewing Company and Yak & Yeti Brewing Company
  • Front Range Brewing Company and Crystal Springs Brewing
  • Front Range Brewing Company, Echo Brewing Company and Gravity Brewing
  • Kokopelli Beer Company and Pateros Creek Brewing Company
  • Lady Collab – Bootstrap Brewing, Strange Craft Beer Company, Wynkoop Brewing Company, Big Choice, Barrels & Bottles Brewing, CAUTION Brewing Company
  • Left Handing Brewing Company and Backcountry Brewery
  • Odell Brewing Company and Beavertown Brewery
  • Oskar Blues Brewery and DC Brau Brewing Company
  • Oskar Blues Brewery and Perrin Brewing Company
  • Renegade Brewing Company and AC Golden
  • Rockyard Brewing Company and Pagosa Brewing Company
  • Sanitas Brewing Company and Dillon Dam Brewery
  • Sanitas Brewing Company and Renegade Brewing Co.
  • Sanitas Brewing Company and The Bakers’ Brewery
  • Sanitas Brewing Company and Wild Woods Brewery
  • Sanitas Brewing Company, Renegade Brewing Co., Dillon Dam Brewery and The Bakers’ Brewery
  • Ska Brewing and Stone Brewing
  • Strange Craft Beer Company and Freetail Brewing Company
  • TRiNiTY Brewing Company and Epic Brewing Company
  • TRVE Brewing and Ska Brewing
  • TRVE Brewing and The Bruery
  • Twisted Pine Brewing Company and Blind Tiger Brewery
  • Wit’s End Brewing Company and Colorado Cider Company
  • Wit’s End Brewing Company and Strange Craft Beer Company

**More collaborations are being added, so stay tuned for updates**

This event was awesome last year and looks to be even bigger and more impressive this time around. Be sure to get your tickets, as these are some one-of-a-kind brews you don’t want to miss!

Denver Festivus!

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Once again, Denver Festivus was outstanding! This year, over 40 Denver breweries were in attendance with their delicious beer. And it was so much fun! One of the many reasons Festivus was great is that it had a nice mix of breweries that have been around for years as well as ones that have recently opened (and some not even open yet).

The Vine Street crew. Probably my favorite restaurant in Denver! And, of course, love their beer.

The Vine Street crew. In addition to being a huge fan of their beer since 1999, I also LOVE this restaurant!

I enjoyed trying beers from some of the newer places that I haven’t had a chance to visit yet, such as Grandma’s House and Platt Park. I was able to get a taste of what they have to offer and get excited about visiting them once I find time to make it there.

Strange Craft Beer Company. Thanks for bringing Cherry Kriek!

Strange Craft Beer Company. Thanks for bringing Cherry Kriek!

I had lots of spectacular beers at Festivus. I wish I could recall all of my favorites, but as the night wore on, well…you know how it goes. However, I definitely remember a few that stood out most to me that day. The American Wild Ale from Our Mutual Friend was phenomenal! I was hoping to discover a new sour at Festivus, and THIS IS IT. Love.

Happy Festivus!

Happy Festivus!

Both of the beers from Fiction Beer Company blew me away. Their Experimental IPA, Somewhere Around Barstow, is brewed with cantaloupe and grapefruit, and those flavors really came through. And Feely Effects, a Green Tea Chocolate Milk Stout, was likely the best milk stout I’ve had. Green tea gave it such a unique flavor, and how creative to have come up with such a recipe!

OK, this was toward the end of the fest, and I completely spaced making note of who these guys are. (sorry, guys!) All I know is that I needed a photo of the Bah Hum Pug vest.

OK, this was toward the end of the fest, and I completely spaced making note of who these guys are. (sorry, guys!) All I know is that I needed a photo of the Bah Hum Pug vest.

Thanks to everyone who helped organize this wonderful event as well as all the breweries and participants that attended. It was great fun, and I can’t wait to do it again next year! I wonder how many breweries we’ll have by then…?!

 

Epic Holiday Brunch & Brewed: Coffee & Beer Workshop

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Epic Brewing has a couple of awesome upcoming events that I would like to share with everyone:

Sunday Dec 28
2nd Annual Epic Holiday Brunch with Big Kiwi Eats
Tix are $35, all inclusive price
Details on the ticket page: EpicHolidayBrunch.nightout.com

Menu includes 3 unique and seasonal brunch dishes to choose from, including a gluten free and a vegetarian option. Each ticket includes one entree, 2 beers or beer cocktails, Novo coffee, tax and gratuity. Optional White Elephant gift exchange because you know you are going to get a Christmas gift that you’ll want to re-gift.

Menu (choose one entree):

Vegetarian cheddar biscuits with mushroom gravy

Chicken and waffle sandwich with bourbon peach sauce (gluten free)

Southwest brioche strata with sausage, peppers, onions and cheddar

Each entree comes with breakfast potatoes and fresh fruit

***Tickets sold out last year, so don’t wait! Get yours today!***

Saturday January 24

Brewed – a coffee and beer workshop
Join brewers and coffee roasters for a discussion on coffee, beer and the confluence of the two. After the discussion, you get to have fun creating your own blends of various coffees and beers to find your favorite combinations.
brewed.nightout.com

It’s uncertain who first thought up the concept to add coffee to beer, but we must admit, it was a hell of an idea. Before we knew it, coffee stouts and porters were showing up in craft brewery tasting room and on liquor store shelves. The roastiness of the coffee was a perfect match for those big roasty notes of the black beers craft brewers were creating…but is there even more potential with different exciting coffee characteristics and beer styles?

Join us as we explore the confluence of where beer and coffee meet. Local coffee roasters and Local brewers will be on hand to discuss what they’re doing individually and lead in what promises to be an eye opening and smile inducing tasting experience. This will be a workshop style event with time to blend your own coffee/beer combinations.

Ticket cost includes coffee, beer and light snacks. Breakfast will NOT be served, so we recommend eating before the event starts.

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