Upcoming Beer Events

Upcoming Beer Events

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July Beer Releases at Little Machine Beer

7/23 – “Secret World” Gluten Free Saison.  There are only a handful of dedicated GF breweries in the entire country and as far as we know, possibly no other non-dedicated GF breweries following FDA guidelines to make gluten free beer.  This is not gluten reduced it is gluten free brewed from millet and buckwheat into a beer style which complements the natural flavors of these grains.  A chef doesn’t go into a kitchen and say “I only cook with cauliflower all other ingredients suck” and we don’t go into the brewery saying barley is the only way.  ALL THE PEOPLE should be able to experience the glory of the Machine.

7/30 – “CASH 4 GOLD” IPA.  Seems like an even trade.. just don’t tell your grandma you pawned her jewelry to get crunk on IPA.  JK it’s not that expensive but it should be.  Sabro, Motueka and Mosaic.

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Thursday, August 5th: National IPA Day

The first Thursday of August celebrates the India Pale Ale, a beer style that originated in the 1700s when hops were added to beer to increase the longevity of the beer during long ship voyages. Flash forward to today and India Pale Ale has created off-shoot styles from double, triples, west coast, east coast and hazy. August 5 is a day to celebrate this glorious beer style and here are some beers in which you should grab to toast to the holiday!
WeldWerks Brewing – Advanced Fluid Dynamics series – Double IPA
The crew at WeldWerks is pretty smitten with AFD, a Double IPA series that highlights contrasting yet complementary flavor profiles (think orange creamsicle and vanilla notes from Lotus hops paired with tropical notes of Sabro and the citrus flavors of Citra. While the G.O.A.T AFD stands on its own, WeldWerks has also released fruit-infused versions like pineapple and coconut and experimental hop varietals like Taiheke hops and next-level ingredients like Phantasm (an organic compound that produces a bigger, brighter nose) and Cryo-hops.
WeldWerks Brewing – 10K IPA: House That Beer Built Edition – Double IPA
Drink beer for a great cause! At least $10,000 in proceeds from the sale of 10K IPA: House That Beer Built Edition will be donated to Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity’s House That Beer Built program so that they can provide the Legawi family a home in Greeley. Brewed with Citra, Strata and Idaho Gem Hops, 10K IPA: House That Beer Built is available now at the Greeley taproom, with limited distribution across the brewery’s footprint, while supplies last. Read more about the Legawi family here.
LUKI Brewery – Mad Monkey Mojo – American IPA
This circus-themed brewery is not monkeying around with their aggressively hopped IPA West Coast-influenced IPA. This unfiltered beer uses two OG hops, Cascade and Centennial, to provide a flowery and spicy finish with a hint of citrus.
Boulder Beer Company – Mojo – High Altitude IPA
Founded in 1979, Boulder Beer Company was one of the earliest pioneers of craft beer, as well as one of the early leaders in hop-driven IPAs. However, in recognizing the need to keep up with modern tastes and today’s craft beer landscape, Boulder Beer recently refreshed its lineup. With that refresh, several of its iconic flagship brands have been modernized, while still paying homage to the legacy they started.
Mojo IPA, one of the early entries to blend hop bitterness with a balanced malty backbone returns with Cascade hops that bring a bright citrus grapefruit profile, while still finishing with a rounded biscuity malt presence. – 7.2% ABV
Boulder Beer Company ​​Bubbly by Nature – The Bubbly IPA
Tropical and fruit-forward like modern IPAs, crisp and easy drinking like a lager, and more fruit-forward and lively like a hard seltzer, Bubbly by Nature pushes the boundary of innovation by fusing elements from three of the most popular craft segments on the market. This unique union results in its own naturally bubbly style. Still brewed with just water, barley, hops, and yeast, Bubbly by Nature utilizes an English ale yeast strain for a drier finish while still allowing the malt and hops to shine. Additionally, the use of Sabro, CTZ, and Mandarina Bavaria hops helps showcase a tropical fruit-forward juicy profile, without employing any actual fruit. Additionally, in wanting to create a lighter, more effervescent profile, Bubbly by Nature is carbonated at higher levels for a truly bubbly mouthfeel. – 4.5% ABV
Photo credit Denver Rare Beer Tasting
Photo credit Denver Rare Beer Tasting

Thursday, September 9th, 1-5 pm: Denver Rare Beer Tasting 13

Pints for Prostates is partnering with the Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG) to bring back one of Denver’s premier craft beer tasting events. Traditionally a signature event during Great American Beer Festival® (GABF) week, the 13th Annual Denver Rare Beer Tasting will take place during the Craft Brewers Conference® on Thursday, Sept. 9 from 1-5 p.m. at McNichols Civic Center Building.

This event will feature 60 of the country’s most highly regarded breweries pouring their most rare, unique, vintage and limited offerings. Tickets go on sale July 8 at 10 a.m. MST. Proceeds from this year’s event will support the missions of the Pints for Prostates campaign and the Colorado Brewers Guild.

Tickets for the event are $125, plus ticket processing and credit card service fee. Entry to the Denver Rare Beer Tasting includes beer samples, individually wrapped lunch, limited edition tasting glass and a pen. In addition to the tasting, there will be an online silent auction featuring unique beer experiences and collectibles. As part of the event, a free men’s health screening will be hosted outside the McNichols Civic Center Building from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Event t-shirts are $25 and must be ordered in advance for pick up at the event.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit founded with men’s health at the core of its mission, Pints for Prostates takes the safety of attendees, volunteers and brewers very seriously. For this reason, everyone attending the Denver Rare Beer Tasting will be required to show proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of the event to be admitted. This event will be at reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. The Beer Lovers Silent Auction will shift to an online format and safety precautions will be observed when it comes to the handling of glassware, pouring beer and serving of food. For more information about the Denver Rare Beer Tasting’s safety precautions, pintsforprostates.org.

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Sunday, September 12th, 11 am-5 pm: Michelada Fest at Mile High Flea Market

FREE Michelada Festival (with $3 Admission) at Mile High Flea Market

Join us for a FREE Michelada Festival to enjoy one of summer’s most refreshing and flavorful Mexican beer drinks on Sunday, September 12th from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Mile High Flea Market’s Main Stage. Using Clamato and Estrella beer, we will be attempting to build the World’s Largest Michelada, and the Guinness Book of World Records will be onsite. Join us to watch while enjoying comedy and pro-wrestling from Lucha Libre & Laughs, music with DJ Raul, break dancers, lots of tasty food, rides, a farmer’s market, and tons of shopping. The event is free with your $3 admission into the Mile High Flea Market, and you can pre-purchase a VIP drawstring bag for $20 per person that includes two free micheladas, a signature glass stein, swag and more. The $50 value VIP bags will be sold in advance beginning July 28th at https://fb.me/e/1CFRje6Gk. Located at 7007 East 88th Avenue in Henderson, CO. Visit www.milehighfleamarket.com for more information.

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Saturday, October 2nd, 1-5 pm: 25th Annual Brewers Rendezvous

Brought to you by the Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG) and the Salida Chamber of Commerce, the 25th Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous will take place on Saturday, October 2 in historic Salida, CO, against a backdrop of beautiful views of the Collegiate Peaks and the Arkansas River. Coming back for its third year, the Pre-Vous, an intimate gathering featuring light food and 20 breweries pouring exclusive beers not available at the Brewers Rendezvous, will occur the night before on October 1 at the historic SteamPlant Event Center. Tickets for both events go on sale online on July 12 at 12 p.m.
Last year due to COVID-19 festival organizers made the difficult decision to cancel the highly popular craft beer event. This year, Salida will welcome beer lovers back on October 2 at Riverside Park to enjoy unlimited samplings from Colorado craft breweries, live music, and local food fair.
Rooted in camaraderie and tradition, the Colorado Brewers Rendezvous is unlike any other craft beer fest stemming from the Colorado Brewers Guild’s desire to find a place for brewers to gather and conduct their annual meeting. Because many brewers were already attending the Salida Beer Festival in 1995, Salida became the impromptu meeting grounds for their membership meeting. Since then, the Rendezvous has been a cherished craft beer festival and fundraiser for both the CBG and Salida Chamber of Commerce for 25 years.
Safety Precautions:
Per local regulations, this will be a reduced capacity event. Masks will not be enforced. All vendors and staff will be fully vaccinated. Festival organizers encourage all attendees to be fully vaccinated and stay home if they are not feeling well.
Tickets, which cost $40 for the Pre-Vous on October 1 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. are limited to 120 people. General admission tickets cost $55 and VIP tickets cost $110 for the Colorado Brewers Rendezvous on October 2 from 1 to 5 p.m., with VIP entry starting at 12 p.m. Tickets for both events will go on sale July 12 at 12 p.m. This is a 21+ event.
A list of participating breweries and information about lodging will be provided at a later time.

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