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December Beer Events


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Thur., Dec. 3, 2 p.m.: Bligh’s Barleywine Bomber Release at Dry Dock Brewing Co. (2801 Tower Rd., Aurora).

The 2015 Signature Series Bligh’s Barleywine will make its debut at Canoe Room on Thursday, December 3 at 2pm. Taste the beer on tap and purchase bombers at this release event. Don’t miss the Bligh’s pairing with Big Kiwi Eats— the food truck will start slingin’ its Kiwi-style grub at 3:30 p.m.559186_10151646799935572_1567908533_n

Thur., Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m.: Elysian Brewing Company Tap Takeover at the West End Tavern (926 Pearl St., Boulder).

The December 2015 edition of The West End Tavern’s Satellite Taproom series will feature Elysian Brewing Company from Seattle, Washington. Guests will get the chance to taste a full lineup from Elysian and meet the brewers themselves, live and in person. Featured brews will include: Men’s Room – Original Red Ale, Immortal – Northwest Coast IPA, Loser – Pale Ale (Created for celebration of over 20 years of Sub Pop Records)  , Bifrost – Winter Ale (Seasonal), and Space Dust – Totally Nebular IPA. Sixty Minute Men will perform live and, since it ‘tis the season, be sure to wear your favorite festive ugly X-mas sweater. There will be games, Christmas story trivia, and some sweet prizes.
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Fri., Dec. 4, 5-9 p.m.: Yappy Hour at Comrade Brewing (7667 E. Iliff Ave., Denver).

The second in a series of Holiday Yappy Hours. A portion of proceeds benefit Dumb Friends League. All breweries are dog friendly, and all Yappy Hours will feature drink specials, cool giveaways and holiday festivities. Get a collectible “Hoppy Holidays” pint glass for $10 at any of our Yappy Hours. Together, we are saving lives…one pint at a time.

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Fri., Dec. 4-Sun. Dec.6, 1-9 p.m.: Second Birthday Bash at Station 26 Brewing Co. (7045 E 38th Ave, Denver).

Come help us blow out the candles on two years of beers! An anniversary bash with beer, music, and mirth. December 4th, 5th,& 6th. We’re releasing bottles of Second Birthday Beer (a doppelbock) on Friday at 1:00.
Live music every day:
Friday night – Honky tonk band The Heresies
Saturday night – Funk band Sleazy Grease
Sunday – Bluegrass Brunch with Burn It Blue (11 AM)
Food trucks all weekend long.
Note: Kids are welcome on Sunday only. Please find them a sitter Friday and Saturday.

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Sat., Dec. 5, 6 p.m.-midnight: Our Mutual Friend’s 3rd Anniversary Party at Summit Music Hall (1902 Blake St., Denver).

For our THIRD anniversary, we are moving the party down the road to Summit Music Hall! Join us to celebrate three years of making beer. Featuring a bunch of OMF special releases and tappings by our favorite breweries in town. Food available from the Summt Kitchen and Marquis Pizza. Live music by the Gin Doctors (Denver’s best 90s cover band), Dead Palms, and Hotel Bar. Doors are at 6pm. ENTRY IS FREE!! See you there.

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Mon., Dec. 7, 7-9 p.m.: 2 for 1 Holiday Cookie Tasting at Odd 13 (301 E. Simpson St., Lafayette).

Enjoy 2 tastings for the price of one at this event at Odd 13 Brewing. We’ll first try out the array of stouts they’ll have on tap. Then we’ll learn about their kettle sours. We’ll pair both with holiday cookies. The tasting ticket price is $20 with $5 payable to reservve your seat and the balance payable at the taproom on the night of the event.

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Wed., Dec. 9, 6-8 p.m.: Beer and Cheese Pairing at Black Shirt Brewing (3719 Walnut St., Denver).

We have once again teamed up with A Cheese Peddler to offer a night of amazing cheese, delicious beer, and enlightened education. We hope that you’ll join us in the tap room. Menu coming soon. $25 includes 4 beers paired with cheese, tax, and tip. Full pairing lasts about 2 hours.
Note: our cheese and beer pairings are popular and always sell out. Please don’t delay if you’d like to guarantee your admission.

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Dec. 10, 14 and 17: Angels’ Holiday Brew Tappings

This Fall, groups of our members have been pairing up with three Front Range brewers to create a holiday beer. All members are invited to join us at these events. To celebrate the holidays, there will be no seating fees for this event and men are welcomed to attend. Dates for each of the brew parties are:
BRU Handbuilt Ales and Eats
Boulder, CO
Ginger stout on nitro made with a strengthened English yeast
Tapping party: Dec. 14th at 6:30pm
Crystal Springs Brewery
Louisville, CO
Belgian dark ale with toffee flavors
Tapping party: Dec. 10th at 7:00pm
Wonderland Brewing Company
Broomfield, CO
Christmas English strong ale
Tapping party: Dec. 17th at 7:00 pm
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Sun., Dec. 13, 2-5:30 p.m.: Denver Beer Festivus at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum (7711 E Academy Blvd #1, Denver).

In the spirit of the holiday season, the Denver Beer Festivus brings beer, a jolly crowd, music, airing of grievances, a shiny Festivus pole together to create one heck of a celebration. The fourth annual Denver [only] Beer Festivus will take place on December 13th from 2:00 – 5:30pm at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.
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Tue., Dec. 15, 6-8 p.m.: Yappy Hour at Alpine Dog Brewery (1505 Ogden St., Denver).

The third in a series of Holiday Yappy Hours. 10% of the night’s sales benefit the Dumb Friends League. Plus an Ugly Sweater Party with prizes for pooches and people! All breweries are dog friendly, and all Yappy Hours will feature drink specials, cool giveaways and holiday festivities. Get a collectible “Hoppy Holidays” pint glass for $10 at any of our Yappy Hours. Together, we are saving lives…one pint at a time.

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Tue., Dec. 15, 6-8 p.m.: Women-Only Brewer’s Yeast Class at Factotum Brewhouse (3845 Lipan St., Denver).

Join Factotum and Inland Island Brewing Company for a seminar on one of the four main ingredients of beer: yeast! Matthew and John, owners/microbiologists of Inland Island, specialize in propagating different types of yeast that brewers put into beer. They will be brewing up four different samples of base beer with different yeast strains so you can taste the difference between each one. Whether you’re an aspiring brewer or you just want to know what the big deal is about yeast and how it affects beer, join us for this fun evening of learning and laughs. In addition to the knowledge you’ll gain in this laid-back and informative class, your ticket price includes a Factotum beer and small bites to complement the beer.

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Wed., Dec. 16, 6:30 p.m.: Holiday Cookie and Craft Beer Pairing at Factotum Brewhouse (3845 Lipan St., Denver).

It’s holiday cookie season and what better way to celebrate than to pair those little goodies with craft beer? We are joining up with The Cookie Brewer for this fun event! Factotum craft beers and specially made beer cookies by The Cookie Brewer will be featured along with a brief history of the beer style and the nuances of the pairing. Grab a friend, a date, or even your mom and enjoy this festive, seasonal, indulgence for what is certain to be a fun night out. Seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot now.

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Sat., Dec. 19, 12 p.m.: Donut Panic Release Party at Fiction Beer Co. (7101 E Colfax Ave, Denver).

Our 2nd annual collaboration with Glazed and Confused Doughnuts brings a Confuzed Samoa Donut Ale.  The rich aroma and flavor of chocolate, coconut, and a touch of caramel will engulf your senses.  This full bodied malt forward beer will not leave you disappointed.  Opening at noon our release party will include beer pairings with doughnuts from Glazed and Confuzed.  DONUT PANIC will be available on tap as well as in a limited number of 22oz bombers. 
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