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!
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.
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
SATURDAY MARCH 7- THE BIG DAY!
Goldberry Ale Release 3pm
Justin’s Easy Going Amber Release 6pm
The Low Road Bluegrass 1pm
The Weber Brothers 4pm
Zac Grant Band 7pm
Clamato Time Mexican Food Truck 12pm
Seasoned Swine Food Truck 12pm
FUN & FRILLS
Giant Jumpy Castle
Dream Stream Shop
Queener Law – Denver Legal Representation
Paris Lumb, Broker/Owner with Green Door Living Real Estate
SUNDAY MARCH 8
Farm to Truck food truck 12pm
Matt Flaherty Music 3pm
Fri., Mar. 6, 11 am-11 pm: Resolute Official Can Launch Party at Resolute Brewing Company and Resolute Brewing Tap & Cellar
They’re officially here! Our new beers have been in liquor stores all week, but now is your chance to come get some cans in the tap room and try them out on draft!
We’ll have Grill Sauce, All the Fuss and Standing Room Only, our new year-round brews, for sale to drink in the tap room and to-go all day long on March 6! Come give them a try and take some home to enjoy!
All the Fuss Sour and Standing Room Only IPA will be 10.99 per six pack, and Grill Sauce American Lager will be 9.99 per six pack. Limited quantities to come and get it while you can.
We’ll have these beer available on tap as well, and all day Friday you can get a full pour for $1 off! Try em out, fall in love, then take some home!!!
Tue., Mar. 10, 5-7 pm and 8-10 pm: Surf & Suds Beer Dinner with Fish N Beer & Ratio Beerworks at Ratio Beerworks
Two RiNo, River North Art District neighbors have teamed up to throw a knock out seafood & beer dinner once again. Join Ratio Beerworks out at Fish N Beer on Tuesday, March 10 featuring a 5-course beer dinner paired with Ratio beers.
First Course: House grilled oysters paired with Dear You French Saison
Second Course: Mussels made and paired with Domestica American Standard Ale
Third Course: Tuna Tostada bites paired with Repeater Extra Pale Ale
Wood fire grilled Caesar salad for every guest
Fourth Course: Scallop and Bone Marrow Surf n Turf paired with Loveless Barrel-Fermented Dark Sour Saison with Raspberries & Blackberries
Fifth Course: Chocolate & Raspberry Panna Cotta paired with Silhouettes Raspberry Belgian Dark Ale
Attendees will have the opportunity to select from two seating times from 5-7pm and from 8-10pm.
Tickets are available via reservation for $65 which includes tip. To reserve your spot for the dinner call Fish N Beer at (303) 248-3497 or email: email@example.com
Wed., Mar. 11, 6-7:30 pm: Fundamentals of Food & Beer Pairing at Crooked Stave Friends & Family
We partnered with our friends at Uptown & Humboldt to bring you a special sensory event!
Our Sensory Specialist will cover the fundamentals of food pairing with beer to create an enhanced and elevated culinary experience at home.
This class will include hands-on sensory pairings of six of our house brands with a Uptown & Humboldt original bar-bite to demonstrate the principles of harmony, contrast, similarity, and intensity.
You must be of legal drinking age to attend. The lass lasts approximately 1-1.5 hours.
UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
Fri., Mar., 20-Sat., Mar. 21: WeldWerks 5th Anniversary Blow-Out! at WeldWerks Brewing Company
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
– 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.
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!
UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
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.)
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 :
no. 2 pencils
calendar / organizer
three ring binder
wide-ruled notebook and paper
lunchbox or bag
Sat., Mar. 21, 12-10 pm: Spring Equinox Celebration and Tùpac Amaru III Release at Dos Luces Brewery
Celebrate the Spring Equinox with Dos Luces Brewery. Details will be announced soon, but we’ll be sure to have food and fun, with the capstone of the day being the annual release of Tùpac Amaru III, our barrel-aged “Imperial” Chicha.
This year’s Tùpac was aged in Colombian Rum barrels, with Palo Santo wood staves. At 11% ABV, the flavors are rich and just a touch boozy. It will be available on draft and in 22oz bottles, both in limited quantities.
We’ll be featuring food from Que Desmadre food truck throughout the day, and will have live original music from Royce DeZorzi from 6-8.
Come ready to celebrate Spring!
Wed., Mar. 25, 6-8 pm: Beer Dinner with La Chiva at Dos Luces Brewery
Join us for a special beer dinner with our friends at La Chiva, paired with six of our Chichas and Pulques. First course will be at Dos Luces Brewery, and then we’ll take a stroll across the street and two blocks South to La Chiva to enjoy the rest of the meal.
• 1st course – Chicha Morada and Chicha Inti, paired with empanadas and tequenos (Cheese fingers)
• 2nd course – Pulque Metztli and Cherry Lime Chicha, paired with Sobrebarriga (steak) and Guisado de pollo
• Dessert – Pulque de Jamaica and Agua Fresca Dura, paired with guava bread pudding
Vegetarian options will also be available.
Buy your tickets in advance for $50, inclusive of tip. Dinner will be strictly limited to 12 guests, so get your tickets early.