Monthly Beer Events

February Beer Events

There are far too many events in any given month to post here, so for even more events, see my Facebook page!

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Now through Aug. 9, 2020: Beer Here! Brewing the New West Special Exhibition at History Colorado Center

A river of beer flows through Colorado’s past.

Back in the gold rush, saloons weren’t just saloons. They were post offices, restaurants, hotels, and social clubs. But then Colorado banned alcohol—four years before Prohibition hit the rest of the country. By the 1970s, beer was big business again—really big business. Now, homebrewers have gone pro and it seems like there’s a brewery on every corner.

All of this making you thirsty for more? Come explore our brewing past, present, and future. See beer-brewing equipment from then to now, a massive bottle-breaker from Prohibition days, the nation’s first aluminum beer cans, and a wealth of other artifacts from our state’s hoppy history.

Visit nineteenth-century saloons, Prohibition-era “drugstores,” and the kitchen that brewed up the modern craft beer industry.

After you view the exhibit, stay awhile to enjoy a sampler tray of historic beer styles.

More than just a tale of ale, this is a story of Colorado—told over a few beers.

Beer Here! is generously supported by lead sponsors Ball Corporation and Coors Brewing Company.

Sat., Feb. 22, 11:30 am-10 pm: 6th Anniversary Celebration at 300 Suns Brewing

Come celebrate 6 years of beer. Per tradition, our employees will be creating and brewing 6 special small batch beers to be released throughout the day (Stay tuned for beer release announcements.) Join us for giveaways, live music, delicious food from Scratch Kitchen and of course, local craft beer! Wendy Woo plays from 4:30-6:30. Acoustic Jammers Band featuring Tim Ostdiek plays 6:45-8:45.

Fri., Feb. 21-Sun., Feb. 23: 5th Anniversary Weekend Celebration at Goldspot Brewing Company

Join us for a weekend of fun! We have tons of fun beers coming out all weekend.

Friday:

Special tap release:
Italian Pilsner
Lotus Dry-Hopped Cream Ale

Bottle Releases:
Laws Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Chocolate Stout
Batch 250 Merlot Barrel Aged Plum Saison

Yuan Wontons from 5pm-8pm

Saturday:

Special tap release:
Vienna Lager
Cabernet Aged Bourbon Barrel aged Dopplebock

Bottle Releases:
Law Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Dopplebock
Batch 250 Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Plum Saison

Toby’s Po’boys from 2pm-8pm

Sunday:

Tap Release:
Laws Rye Whiskey English Barley WIne
Bottle Release:
Montanya Rum Barrel Aged Passion fruit and Dragon fruit Belgian

Lumberjack dog costume contest 3pm

Farm to Truck 12pm-6pm

Tue., Feb. 25, 6:30-9:30 pm: The Post Brewing Co. x Uchi Beer Dinner at Uchi Denver

The second in a unique 4-part collaboration dinner series uniting Denver’s most respected breweries and their brewmasters with Uchi, the award-winning contemporary Japanese restaurant, to create one-of-a-kind omakase dinners that showcase Denver’s great beer brewing talent. 

The series will continue with The Post Brewing Co., serving outrageously drinkable beers perfect for pairing with food and great conversation. Since opening in Lafayette in 2014, their brewers have crafted ales and lagers with the finest ingredients available with the intention of creating memorable “everyday drinking” beers.

  • Ceviche paired with Top Rope (5.0% Mexican style Lager)
  • Fried Fish malted milk vinegar aioli paired with Howdy True (4.5% American Pilsner)  
  • Nigiri x2 
  • Lamb Rib Dumpling braised in El Corn Lager, paired with Donker (7.0% Dark Belgian Ale)  
  • Duck confit paired with Townie (6.2% IPA)
  • Nigiri x 2
  • Short rib coffee, sunchokes, mustard paired with Dry (4.9% Irish style Stout)
  • Jasmine Cream honey crumble, cilantro granita paired with #Knowfilter Hazy IPA  (6.6% Juicy but filtered)

$115 per person, tax + gratuity included. Reservations can be secured via Eventbrite.

Sat., Feb. 29-Sun., Mar. 1: 4 Year Anniversary Celebration at Holidaily Brewing Company

Join us as we celebrate FOUR years of gluten-free brewing!

Leap year celebration on Saturday 2/29 and Sunday March 3/1 – Open house all day!

🍀4-flight of IPAs
🍀Beer releases including our 1st ever Brut IPA
🍀Live DJ
🍀Food trucks
🍀Giveaways
🍀Photo booth

March Beer Events

There are far too many events in any given month to post here, so for even more events, see my Facebook page!

Fri., Mar. 6, 6-9 pm: Verboten Brewing’s 7th Anniversary Beer Dinner at Verboten Brewing

4 Course Beer Pairing Dinner

Join us as we celebrate 7 years brewing craft beer in Downtown Loveland! Two Fat Justins have worked up an amazing four-course dinner, paired four of our beers….including a barrel aged stout and an oak aged sour. We have 36 spots available and the four-course dinner is $45, tax included.
Course 1: Broadbent’s Bacon, minted pea puree, black garlic, shallot. Paired with Somebody to Love Brut IPA
Course 2: Stuffed chicken with sourdough, andouille and herbs with a charred mango and tomatillo chutney. Paired with Wicked Smart Double IPA
Course 3: Coffee rubbed smoked brisket with collards, hot vinegar and Broadbent’s Ham Hock Broth. Paired a Bourbon Barrel Aged Good Day to You Stout.
Course 4: Sour cream cheesecake with graham crisp and huckleberry compote. Paired with Greengages Blended Sour.

Fri., Mar. 6-Sun., Mar. 8: Zuni Street 3 Year Anniversary
at Zuni Street Brewing Company

Ladies & Gentlemen, we’re turning THREE! And we want YOU to join in the celebration. Bands are playing and beers are flowing for 3 days with the BIG DAY in the middle on Saturday March 7. Buy your commemorative 16oz steel drinker and get $1 off pints all weekend long. Don’t forget to grab your complimentary sunglasses and koozie! See the event schedule below:

FRIDAY MARCH 6
Start 3rd Anniversary 16oz drinkers $1-off fills! 12pm
Stella Blue Food Truck 12pm
Meat-n-Potatoes 7pm

SATURDAY MARCH 7- THE BIG DAY!

BEER RELEASES
Goldberry Ale Release 3pm
Justin’s Easy Going Amber Release 6pm

BANDS
The Low Road Bluegrass 1pm
The Weber Brothers 4pm
Zac Grant Band 7pm

FOOD TRUCKS
Clamato Time Mexican Food Truck 12pm
Seasoned Swine Food Truck 12pm

FUN & FRILLS
Giant Jumpy Castle
Dream Stream Shop

SPONSORS
Queener Law – Denver Legal Representation
Paris Lumb, Broker/Owner with Green Door Living Real Estate
HelloFresh Denver

SUNDAY MARCH 8
Farm to Truck food truck 12pm
Matt Flaherty Music 3pm

Fri., Mar., 20-Sat., Mar. 21: WeldWerks 5th Anniversary Blow-Out! at WeldWerks Brewing Company

FIVE YEARS!

Whoa.

Consider this your official save-the-date for our huge 5th Anniversary bash. More details to follow, but you can look forward to…

– Massive 4000 square foot heated tent
– Tours
– Limited-edition full color 5th Anniversary Glassware
– Limited-edition 5th Anniversary shirts
– Seven new can releases, aaaaaand……

FOUR Barrel-Aged Stout bottle releases:

BARREL AGED MEXICAN ACHROMATIC
Making a triumphant return to celebrate our 5th Anniversary, Barrel Aged Mexican Achromatic is an Imperial Stout inspired by Mexican hot cocoa, a drink that traces its roots back to the Mayans, Aztecs and Spanish in Mexico. Aged for 15-18 months in freshly emptied Breckenridge Distillery bourbon barrels and then conditioned on obscene amounts of roasted cacao nibs, cinnamon sticks, and vanilla beans, BAMA is a rich, decadent beer that evokes the innovative spirit of brewing while paying homage to its Mexican heritage.

STARRY NOCHE
Crafted to celebrate our 5th Anniversary, Starry Noche started as a carefully selected blend of Medianoche batches aged for 18-22 months in freshly emptied 7-12 year-old bourbon barrels. After nearly two years in barrels, the blend was conditioned on more than 3 lbs/gallon of toasted coconut flakes and raw coconut chips, then finished with toasted hazelnut.

MEDIANOCHE PREMIER, VOL. 2
The Medianoche Premier series represents the pinnacle of our barrel aging program, showcasing the most flavorful, complex, & expressive casks in our inventory. To commemorate our 5th Anniversary, Vol. 2 features a blend of these unique casks:
33.2% aged 24 months in 14 year bourbon barrels
16.7% aged 21 months in 12 year apple brandy barrel
16.7% aged 18 months in maple syrup bourbon barrel
16.7% aged 19 months in Heaven Hill ® Old Fitzgerald 11 year bourbon barrel
16.7% double barrel aged for 16 months, first in 11 year bourbon barrel for 6 months, then toasted, #3 char virgin American oak barrel for 10 months

MEDIANOCHE: BREWER’S SELECT
Crafted to celebrate our 5th Anniversary, Medianoche: Brewers Select started as a blend of Medianoche batches aged for 20-23 months in freshly emptied 9-12 year-old bourbon barrels, selected for their rich notes of caramel candies, baker’s chocolate, vanilla, sweet tobacco, and fudge brownies. After nearly two years in barrels, the blend was conditioned on freshly roasted Ghanan cacao nibs and husks from Nuance Chocolate in Fort Collins and finished with Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans.

If you’ve read this far, then you might also be stoked to know that we will be holding a lottery in early March that will allow each winner to bypass both day’s lines by allowing them to purchase a 4-bottle pack that contains 1 each of all 4 barrel-aged releases, packaged in a sexy, full-color 4-pack bottle holder. More info to come!

We have a ton more to tell you about, but for now, mark your calendars for the 20th and 21st of March!

Sat., Mar. 21, 1-9 pm: 2020 Mile High Beer Festival at McNichols Building (144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202)

The Mile High Beer Festival is back, with craft breweries from around Colorado bringing their best for unlimited sampling and friendly competition. The legendary, and always local, brews will compete against each other for the people’s choice of Best Beer.

The festival, produced by Denver event company 11 Creative, will take place over two sessions at the McNichols Building on Saturday, March 21, 2019. The afternoon session kicks off at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m., followed by the evening session from 6-9 p.m. Early Entry tickets are available for beer connoisseurs hoping to beat the crowds for this always sold-out event.

  •             Session 1 from 1-4 p.m. (VIP at 12 p.m.)
  •             Session 2 from 6-9 p.m. (VIP at 5 p.m.)

BUY TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-mile-high-beer-fest-tickets-87064848305

Early Entry: Start the sampling early with an extra hour of sampling. Early Entry ticket holders will also go home with a Mile High Beer Festival commemorative 5 oz. sample glass.

General Admission: Sample unlimited amounts of Colorado craft beers while enjoying live entertainment, food trucks and vendors. Go home with a 5 oz commemorative sample glass. 

Confirmed breweries attending Mile High Beer Festival include Denver favorites Crazy Mountain Brewing, Dos Luces, Mockery Brewing, Ratio Beerworks, Spice Trade Brewing, Strange Craft, Horse and Dragon and Wit’s End, as well as Art of the Spirits Distillery. More breweries will be announced in the coming weeks on the Festival’s Facebook page.

The Mile High Beer Festival proudly supports Minds Matter of Denver, an organization committed to making college education a reality for accomplished high school students from low-income environments.

This is a 21+ only event.

Sat., Mar. 21, 12-4 pm: Day of Dorks at Wynkoop Brewing Co.

Welcome to the DORK side of the moon.

Craft beer nerds, we’ve gone plaid–Join us Saturday, March 21st 12-4pm at Wynkoop Brewing Company for a most righteous beer fest centered on all things dork.

Teaming up with dozens of breweries (participants TBA), we’re pouring up some of the geekiest and whitewhaley craft brew in all the land.

Nerd attire suggested but not required. And to truly encourage The Next Generation of dorks, we’ll be collecting school supplies including pens, pencils, notebooks, and more. Donations to benefit local area schools.

Your ticket gets you a commemorative Day of Dorks glass for unlimited dorky beer pours and of course, hang time with the nerdiest brew crew in all of Denver.

To miss out would be highly illogical. And if our degrees Plato calculations are correct – tickets to Day of Dorks are going to go fast. Get yours today and until then, live long and prosper!

Day of Dorks 2020 Brewery Participant List — coming soon…

School Supply Donation Ideas //

pencil box
crayons
colored pencils
washable markers
no. 2 pencils
ballpoint pens
pencil sharpeners
erasers
glue sticks
calculator
calendar / organizer
three ring binder
loose-leaf paper
rulers
blunt-tipped scissors
plastic folders
construction paper
wide-ruled notebook and paper
index cards
tissues
backpack
lunchbox or bag
pencil pouch

Early nerd tickets on sale now through Saturday, February 29th (or until limited quantities sell out).

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