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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All Month Long: Charity Tap at Wynkoop Brewing Co.

February’s Charity: Colorado Haiti Project

Wynkoop Brewing Company—Colorado’s first brewpub—announced they are kicking off a charity tap program, where each month they will dedicate one tap to a local charity and donate $1 from every beer sold to the selected organization. The charity brews will rotate and will be named for the partner of the month.

Here is info on the Moringa Lager, the beer they brewed especially for this cause:

Moringa Lager is a 4.7% ABV, 10 IBU Tropical-Style Pale Lager brewed with Toasted Rice, Flaked Maize and Moringa leaves. Crisp, light and refreshing this Lager is an easy sipper. It’s also the world’s first beer brewed with Moringa leaves, which are native to Haiti and highly nutritious. The leaves can be used as a cooking herb as well as a base for making a flavorful and healthy tea. Rice and corn are two huge crops in Haiti and the style of beer of this Lager is typical of the region as well.

About the Colorado Haiti Project:

The Colorado Haiti Project has been working with community leaders in the rural town of Petit Trou de Nippes for over 28 years, supporting community-driven programs in education, community health, water and hygiene, girls’ and women’s empowerment, and agriculture. They provide resources to Haitian leaders, building bridges from the U.S. to Haiti that provide vital support for local vision and leadership. Microcredit programs, digging wells and the development of a local seed bank are also big parts of what makes the Colorado Haiti Project such an integral part of the development of the community on the island.

Resolute

All Month Long: Stout Month at Resolute Brewing Company

A tapping of RESOLUTE’s American Stout kicks it all off on Thursday, Feb. 1. With an elevated ABV of 7 percent, the American Stout features dark, roasty malts balanced by a late addition of Citra hops, lending some unexpected citrus aroma characteristics and pronounced bitterness.

 The Latte Milk Stout will be tapped on Monday, Feb. 5. Back again just for Stout Month, the Latte Milk Stout is reminiscent of a fresh latte, served cold! Milk sugar and flaked barley give this roasty beer a smooth, creamy mouthfeel, and its coffee aroma can be attributed to locally-sourced coffee beans from Jubilee Roasting Company, based in Aurora. Coming in at 6.8 percent ABV, this small batch is sure to be the perfect pick-me-up.

Candy lovers rejoice – the Chocolate Orange Stout will be tapped on Monday, Feb. 12. Pale chocolate malt lends a mellow, sweet flavor backed by bright citrus from fresh oranges and hops. This energetic stout comes in at 6.2 percent ABV.

 Just in time for Valentine’s Day, RESOLUTE will be releasing its Rum Raisin Imperial Stout. This big, bold beer will offer aromas of intense roasted malts, notes of dried fruits and a hint of Caribbean rum on the finish, with balanced bitterness. Between 9.5 and 10 percent, the Rum Raisin Imperial Stout is for lovers; Valentines can buy one, get one for their first round, just on Feb. 14. 

 The Coconut Cream Stout, tapping on Monday, Feb. 19, will fool you into thinking you’re enjoying a Hershey’s Mounds Bar. Subtle flavors of hazelnut and milk chocolate are backed by fresh coconut for a smooth mouthfeel and surprisingly crisp finish. At 5.9 percent ABV, you can enjoy a few (responsibly, of course).

 Last (but not least!), RESOLUTE will tap its Golden Stout on Monday, Feb. 26. The Golden Stout made its debut during the brewery’s first anniversary week last August and proved to be a hit. Unexpected but delicious, this beer pours a sunny, golden color with all the aroma and flavor of a traditional stout, featuring notes of roasted coffee, fresh vanilla and chocolate. Coming in at 5.4 percent ABV, this small batch won’t last long.

Sour Month

All Month Long: Sour Month at First Draft Taproom & Kitchen

Our 3rd Annual Sour Month at First Draft! We’ll pull some fun kegs from the cellar and have 8 sour taps the entire month of February!

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Thur., Feb. 1, 12pm: Wood Werks No.1 Belgian-Style Sour Release at Great Divide Brewing Company and Great Divide Barrel Bar

Wood Werks No.1 Release!

Join us as we launch Wood Werks, our new lineup of limited edition barrel aged and sour beers!

Kicking the series off in style, our Belgian-style tripel was artfully soured for 15 months in red-wine barrels and aged on plums. This rare spiced sour ale has notes of luscious stone fruit with a tart, dry finish and hint of French oak.

This limited edition sour will be available at both Denver taprooms starting Thursday, February 1st on tap and in 12oz bottles.

De Steeg

Fri., Feb. 2, 6-8pm: De Steeg 5 Year Anniversary Beer and Cookie Pairing at De Steeg Brewing

De Steeg Brewing is celebrating five years of delicious craft beers and Good Sugar Baking is pairing cookies with those beers to bring you a perfect Friday night out!

Join us from 6 to 8pm on Friday, February 2nd
4 cookies and 4 tasters for $12.00

A percentage of every sale goes to National Park Foundation

Good Sugar Baking provides craft cookies around Colorado that give back!

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Fri., Feb. 2, 6:30-8pm: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Viewing Party! at all four Post Brewing locations (Lafayette, Longmont, Denver, and Boulder)

Our award-winning fried chicken is officially TV famous! We will be featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives on Friday, February 2nd and we want you to join us in watching the episode!

We’ll be airing the show at ALL The Post Brewing Co. locations, so pop in to your favorite one and stay awhile.

There will be $2 The Post Brewing Co. cans during the show, and I-spy Post Beer in the episode for cool swag!

Wynkoop

Sat., Feb. 3, 10-11am: Moringa Tap Release Party at Wynkoop Brewing Co.

“Moringa” Charity Tap Release Party

Join us Saturday, February 3rd for our special collaboration with Colorado Haiti Project – Moringa Lager is a Tropical-Style Pale Lager brewed with toasted rice, flaked maize and superfood-Haitian-grown moringa leaves. Crisp, light and refreshing this rare lager is an easy sipper. Paired with housemade bites, this special collaboration charity tap gives back $1 for every pint and is as good as gold.

4.7% ABV
10 IBU

A bit about Colorado Haiti Project:
The Colorado Haiti Project has been working with community leaders in the rural town of Petit Trou de Nippes for over 28 years, supporting community-driven programs in education, community health, water and hygiene, girls’ and women’s empowerment, and agriculture. We provide resources to Haitian leaders, building bridges from the U.S. to Haiti that provide vital support for local vision and leadership. Microcredit programs, digging wells and the development of a local seed bank are also big parts of what makes CO-Haiti Project such a integral part of the development of the community on the island.

Set your alarm and snag your “Moringa” Release Party tix today for a spot at this limited-seating bash of early rise brews and bites. RSVP ticket holders will each receive a free pint card and a guaranteed seat at “Moringa”‘s breakout tapping.

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Sat., Feb. 3, 6pm-12am: 80’s Ski Party with Level 1! at Black Shirt Brewing Co

We’re partying it up with Level 1 to screen their latest film, Habit! Complete with gear demos from your favorite vendors, GIVEAWAYS, an 80’s dance party with DJ Details., and the release of our Electric Ladyland Raspberry Saison, this is the only place you need to be on Saturday night. 

With all the fun happening in our outdoor Beer Garden, come decked out in your best 80’s ski gear to stay warm as well as win some sweet prizes!

You must get up to get down, so let this party and film be the motivation you need to HAVE SOME FUN!

6-8pm: Doors & Gear Demos
8pm: Screening of Habit
9pm-midnight: DJ Details Dance Party

Alpine Dog

Sat., Feb. 3, 12pm: Cinnamon Coffee Stout Release! at Alpine Dog Brewing Company

Join us to kick of Stout Month with a limited release of our Blind Sherpa Stout with Cinnamon and Coffee! Decadent!

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Fri., Feb. 9-Sun., Feb. 11: Ratio Beerworks 3 Year Anniversary Party Weekend at Ratio Beerworks

RATIO 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND!
BROADWAY CALLS – Oregon Punk Heroes (SAT)
THE GAMITS – Denver Power Pop (SAT)
WITMER THOMAS – From LA’s Power Violence (FRI)
SCOOTER JAMES – Local Punk God (SAT)
PRAWN – Acoustic Ratio Session (FRI)
All events FREE to attend!

FRIDAY: Prawn acoustic session and Whitmer Thomas headlining Ratio Comedy

SATURDAY: Broadway Calls & The Gamits headlining performance + Rum Barrel-Aged One Great City Belgian Quad release.

SUNDAY: Hangover Brunch w/ Rosenberg’s Bagels and Delicatessen &Denver Vintage Reggae Society

It has been an incredible three years at Ratio Beerworks and now it’s time to celebrate!

The festivities will kick off on Friday, February 9th, with a special Ratio Session performance by Prawn in the taproom at 5:30pm. Friday’s lineup continues with a night of Ratio Comedy curated by our In-House Comedian Ian Douglas Terry headlined by nationally recognized comedian Whitmer Thomas.

On Saturday, February 10th, join Ratio at Noon for the anniversary tapping of One Great City Belgian Quad, and a limited bottle release of Rum Barrel-Aged One Great City Belgian Quad. We’ll only have about 100 bottles of this taproom only release available for sale, so get here early. Additionally, we’ll be tapping the return of Continuous Thunder Double IPA this time featuring the use of Simcoe, Citra hops with a dry hop of Idaho 7 and Mosaic hops.

Then to the main event, on Saturday evening we welcome a tripleheader bill featuring Scooter JamesThe Gamits, and Broadway Calls performing a monster show in the Ratio brewhouse.

On Sunday, February 11th, we’ll ease back into polite society with Denver Vintage Reggae Society spinning Reggae vinyl in the taproom to accompany a Hangover Brunch featuring Rosenberg’s Bagels and Delicatessen‘s mobile food truck serving up a full spread of bagels, cream cheese, and bagel sandwiches and Bloody Mary Beers from The Real Dill.

Clearly, there’s a ton happening all weekend long, but at the very least we can’t wait to connect with friends old and new and cheers to a fantastic three years. All events are free to attend. It’s going to be an anniversary to remember!

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Sat., Feb. 10, 12-9pm: Mardi Gras Rumpus at Call to Arms Brewing Company

Our third annual Mardi Gras Rumpus is rolling into town! The festivities are on February 10th from Noon – 9pm. Expect a day full of New Orleans-inspired shenanigans, including food, sweets, live music, special beer releases, and even a real tiny parade!

Rolling Smoke BBQ will be serving up NOLA-inspired eats. Copia Confectionery will be cooking up some king cakes, and bringing along her hand-painted truffles and candy bars. Good Sugar Baking will be in the house with her fresh-baked cookies with a Mardi Gras twist. 

The World’s Tiniest & Greatest Mardi Gras Parade, featuring mini floats made by local breweries, begins promptly at 4pm, and will be led second-line style by Mile High Brass Band who will continue the beats from 4 – 6pm. Parade participants so far… Station 26 Brewing Co., Little Machine Beer, Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery, Bierstadt Lagerhaus, Avery Brewing Company, Beryl’s Beer Co., and Call to Arms Brewing Company!

More details, including specific menu items and special beer releases, to come! Let the Wild Rumpus Start!

Tommyknocker

Sat., Feb. 10, 7-10pm: 10,000th Brew Party at Tommyknocker Brewing

We will be releasing our 10,000th brew which is going to be a collaboration Baltic Porter brewed from past and present brewers that helped us achieve this milestone. We will have world renowned Rapidgrass Quintet performing live, food and drink specials.

Holidaily

Sat., Feb. 10, 11am-10pm: Holidaily’s 2nd Anniversary at Holidaily Brewing Company

Come celebrate our 2nd Anniversary with us with beer specials, giveaways, food truck, Gold Mine Cupcakes and live music! Stop by anytime throughout the day – we’ll be celebrating all day long!

Fiction

Sat., Feb. 10, 1pm: Beer & Cupcake Pairing at Fiction Beer Company

We are once again partnering up with the purveyors of delicious baked goods @cakecrumbs bakery for a cupcake and beer pairing! The pairings:

•’Magic Wallet’ Milkshake IPA + raspberry cupcake with vanilla buttercream topped with toasted coconut

•’Damned Curious Business’ Sour IPA + orange cupcake with orange-vanilla buttercream

•’Madame Psychosis’ NE Style IPA + white chocolate cupcake with champagne buttercream (our mimosa pairing!) 

•’Alternate Present’ Dark Lager + Black Forest cupcake with whipped cream

•’A Beer if Very Little Brain’ Honey Common Ale + lavender cupcake with honey buttercream 

•’Feely Effects’ Green Tea Milk Chocolate Stout + sophisticates tea Matcga cupcake with amaretto buttercream, topped with pistachios

•’Malice & Darkness’ Russian Imperial Stout + chocolate cupcake with espresso buttercream topped with Fiction Beer Stout caramel.

Pairings are full-pour beers with cupcake. Solo cupcakes will be available for purchase for $3/cupcake.

Landlocked

Fri., Feb. 16, 5-10pm: Mardi Gras Party at LandLocked Ales

Let’s celebrate Mardi Gras in Colorado with some beads, beers, music, and crawfish. Come join us at LandLocked Ales Brewery, Friday, February 16 for a Crawfish Boil. Mile High Cajun will be boiling up some fresh Crawfish straight from New Orleans. Crawfish will be $13 (plus ticket service fees) per pound with sausage, potatoes, corn, and chipotle garlic butter or $10 (plus ticket service fees) per pound for crawfish and chipotle garlic butter. We will have two different seatings for crawfish, the first from 5pm-7pm and the second from 7pm-9pm. Please order your tickets in advance!

There will also be beer specials, king cakes by LeBlossoms, and New Orleans street music live from 7pm-10pm. Grab your favorite mask and join us for an awesome evening.

Verboten

Thur., Feb. 15-Sat., Feb. 17: Verboten turns 5 at Verboten Brewing

THURSDAY- preview tasting of barrel aged and collab beers, 7 to 10 p.m. 
Join us for our 5th Anniversary Tasting Event. We will give you a sneak peek of our four collaboration beers we brewed with Stem Cider, Grossen Bart, Odell and Funkwerks, and our two anniversary barrel aged releases: Tiramisu Little Nonsense and A Little Thing Called Destiny, a BBL White Chocolate Wheat Wine. We will also be sharing some very special beers and some creative beer cocktails: a Blueberry gose, a Milkshake Double IPA and more!

The ticketed event includes your beer samples, light appetizers, and a stemless tasting glass to take home. Ticket holders will also get a first glance at our new brewhouse and first opportunity to buy bottles of our two new releases!! Tickets are $36 per person and we have 60 tickets available. Tickets can be purchased in our taproom or by calling (970)775-7371. 

Ticketed event that has beer samples, music, food, and a stemless tasting glass to take home, details to follow!

FRIDAY- bottle release of 5th Anniversary (Tiramisu) and White Chocolate Wheat Wine in bottles and draft, and tours all day of new brewhouse.

SATURDAY – all day beer releases including collab beers

more details to come…….

Factotum

Sat., Feb. 17, 12-10pm: Cheers to THREE Years! at Factotum Brewhouse

Come party with us as we celebrate 3 years!

***Special Announcement Forthcoming!***

Friday February 16, 3p-10p
Beer Release – Kumquat Clementine Sour
Music – Ryan and Becky
Food Truck – Goldie’s

Saturday February 17, noon-10p
***Newest Flagship unvieled!***
***Glassware giveaway for early attendees***
Music – 2-6p Something Vinyl Club DJ’ing upbeat FUNK
Music – 7-10p – Bark Wilson – Rock and Roll
Food Truck – Mile High Cajun Food Truck

On this very busy day, please leave your puppers at home.

 

Goldspot

Fri., Feb. 23-Sat., Feb. 24: Goldspot Brewing Company Third Anniversary Party Weekend at Goldspot Brewing Company

We’re turning 3 years old and we want to celebrate with you, the folks that have made that possible.

We’ll have 16 beers available throughout the weekend along with our favorite food trucks.

Stay tuned to this event page for more details on the beers that we’ll be releasing and when they’ll become available.

River North

Sat., Feb. 24-Sun., Feb. 25: Sixth Anniversary Bash! at River North Brewery

Where does the time go?!? We are gearing up for a celebration of six years of great beer and even better friendships! Featuring:

Anniversary Ale 6, a superstout like none other, available on tap and in bottles to go.
Double Dry Hopped Mountain Haze, our first DDH brew, on tap and in Crowlers to go.
Food by OG River North food truck friend Matt’s Snack Shack.
Rotating rare kegs all weekend, as we dig through the cellar.

More fun additions and info to come, but mark your calendars now!

Thanks for six awesome years!!!

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Tue., Feb. 22, 5-9pm: Epic Beer Dinner Pairing at Parry’s Pizza — Highlands Ranch

We are partnering with our friends at Epic Brewing for an evening of great food and beer! 

$35 per person (plus tax and gratuity)

Begins at 5pm and offered all night – no reservations needed but larger groups, please call so we can be ready and have you down! 

The Menu (served individually)
* Welcome Beer – Los Locos 

* First Course – Cream Ale – with your choice of appetizers:

Bruschetta with feta and pancetta 
or
Tuna App with mango, cilantro and lime salsa

* Second Course – Choice of the following pairing –
(one 9 inch pizza and beer per person)

Tart and Juicy – Mae West pizza with goat cheese and balsamic drizzle

Parry’s New England IPA Seasonal- Thai chicken pizza with tomato, basil, cilantro, sweet Thai chili drizzle and topped with toasted black sesame

* Third Course – Lil’ Brainless Raspberry
Cannoli with Chocolate sauce

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!

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All Month Long: Charity Tap at Wynkoop Brewing Co.

March’s Charity: Dora Moore Elementary School

Wynkoop Brewing Company—Colorado’s first brewpub—announced they are kicking off a charity tap program, where each month they will dedicate one tap to a local charity and donate $1 from every beer sold to the selected organization. The charity brews will rotate and will be named for the partner of the month.

 

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Sat., Mar. 3, 1-5pm: Winter Craft Beer Festival 2018 at 29th Street Mall in Boulder

We started Winter Craft to disrupt the norm. We all need a reason to get off the couch, turn off Netflix and experience all Boulder has to offer during the cold winter months. And what better way to do that than by drinking great beer. There are so many great styles that come around in the cold months that you don’t get at the summer festival scene, and our brewers don’t disappoint every year.

The event will take place again at the 29th Street mall in Boulder in the covered and heated portion of the underground parking structure. Last year Winter Craft boasted 50 breweries from eight states in attendance and the organizers are predicting a similar lineup to last year’s, with one twist. “The world of craft has become murky and confusing. So we will only be inviting independent brewers to this year’s fest, says co-founder Ross Bowdey. We don’t care how big the brewery is or where they come from, but we want to help the independent brewers continue to grow. Our attendees will leave knowing the breweries who attended are some of the best independent breweries in Colorado and beyond.” The event will also include food trucks, live music and many other fun surprises.

This year promises to be bigger and better, so don’t waste time, get your tickets today!

Chili

Sat., Mar. 3, 6-9pm: Zach’s Chili Challenge at The McNichols Building

Zach’s Chili Challenge is our annual food and beverage competition featuring samples from Colorado craft breweries, small-batch distilleries, and local chefs all coming together to “Bring the Heat and Bring the Hope” in support of children and young adults like Zach who are in the fight against pediatric, adolescent, and young adult cancer. Throughout the night, guests will cast their vote for their favorite chili, beer, and spirit alongside a panel of food critic judges, including 9NEWS’s Steve StaegerDenise Mickelsen from 5280, and Mark Antonation from Westword!

Check out http://morganadamsfoundation.org/zachschilichallenge for more information, including all participating restaurants, breweries and distilleries!

Dorks

Sat., Mar. 10, 12-4pm: Day of Dorks at Wynkoop Brewing

Come to the DORK side.

Craft beer nerds, we’ve gone plaid —

Join us Saturday, March 10th 12pm – 4pm at Wynkoop Brewing Company for a most righteous beerfest celebration of all things dork.

Teaming up with over 30 breweries, we’ll be 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, the nerdiest of snacks to pair.

Cool Beans

Sat, Mar. 10, 10am-1pm: 2018 Cool Beans Beer & Coffee Festival at Ratio Beerworks

Back by popular demand, join Ratio Beerworks for a grand celebration of beer, coffee, and coffee beers. Ratio Beerworks has once again teamed up their neighbors at Novo Coffee, to showcase the diversity of flavors that can emerge from differing coffee bean varieties, various levels of roasts, and how all of those flavors can be highlighted or enhanced when infused in an array of beer styles.

Kick off your morning with Denver’s most talented local creators of all things coffee, beer, and brunch.

Attendees will be treated to:
-Six 4oz tasters of coffee infused Ratio beers to be announced shortly
-A full pour of a coffee-infused Ratio beer (until kegs kick), or any non-barrel-aged Ratio beers
-A bloody beer from The Real Dill featuring Ratio’s Domestica American Standard Ale
-Pour Overs from Novo Coffee, Huckleberry Roasters and other local coffee roasters to be announced shortly
-Donut Holes from Glazed and Confuzed Doughnuts
-Bacon from Bacon Social House
-More breakfast foods to be announced
-Limited edition commemorative Ratio coffee camper mug.

Tickets are currently on sale for $30

Collab

Sat., Mar. 31, 4-7pm: The 5th Annual Collaboration Beer Fest at Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

COLLABORATION FEST HEADS TO DOWNTOWN DENVER FOR ITS 5TH YEAR!

Don’t miss out on America’s most creative beer festival featuring 100+ beer projects with over 150 participating breweries. How does a beer project happen? Two or more breweries come together to brew something special with one or both being a member of the Colorado Brewer’s Guild. The result? Some of the most exciting, rare, and delicious beer tappings you’ll find anywhere! Period.

3PM–7PM CONNOISSEUR ADMISSION
4PM–7PM GENERAL ADMISSION

 

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