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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Various dates/locations throughout February: Pliny the Younger 2019 Tappings & Fundraiser
Pliny The Younger, the highly coveted Triple IPA from Russian River Brewing
Company, will make its return to Colorado this February. Once again, Elite Brands of Colorado is proud to organize the 5th Annual “All Hopped Up For A Cure” fundraiser to coincide with the 2019 Pliny the Younger release. Each year, Natalie and Vinnie Cilurzo (owners of Russian River Brewing Company) organize a fundraiser called “All Hopped Up for The Cure” to benefit a local breast cancer support organization in their hometown of Santa Rosa, California. Inspired by the great work of Natalie and Vinnie, Terry Cekola, Owner and President of Elite Brands of Colorado, who distributes Russian River Brewing Company in Colorado, chose to follow in their footsteps. Here are the announced Colorado tappings so far:
Falling Rock Tap House
- Saturday, February 9th – Doors 11am, Tapping 1pm
- Sunday, February 10th – Doors 11am, Tapping 1pm
- Saturday, February 16th – Doors 11am, Tapping 1pm
- Sunday February 17th – Doors 11am, Tapping 1pm
- Saturday, February 23rd – Doors 11am, Tapping 1pm
- Monday, February 18th – Doors 11am, Tapping 1pm
- Thursday, February 14th – 5pm
- Friday, February 15th – Tickets at 5pm, Tapping 5:30pm
- Wednesday, February 20th – 6pm
Hops and Pie
- Tuesday, February 19th – Tickets 11:30am, Tapping 1:30pm
Walter’s 303 Publik House
- Thursday, February 14th
Parry’s Pizza – Centennial/Southglenn
- Saturday, February 16th – Doors 10am, Tapping 12pm
- Note for all PTY tappings at Parry’s: Doors will open at 10 a.m., but you’ll need to arrive early (no spot holding) for an opportunity to receive a golden ticket to purchase a pour of Pliny the Younger. Beyond that, Parry’s will also be raffling off opportunities to purchase a pour.While you wait for your pour, Parry’s will have their breakfast pizza which includes scrambled eggs, green peppers, onions, bacon, cheddar as well as 99 other craft beers on tap.
Parry’s Pizza – Highlands Ranch
- Saturday, February 23rd – Doors 10am, Tapping 12pm
Parry’s Pizza – Northglenn
- Sunday, February 17th – Doors 10am, Tapping 12pm
***Note: Tappings will also happen at these locations, though dates and times have not yet been released: Bull & Bush Brewery, Fire on the Mountain, and Park & Co.***
Backcountry Pizza & Tap House
- Wednesday, February 13th – 5pm
- Sunday, February 17th – 1pm
Reuben’s Burger Bistro
- Thursday, February 21st – 7pm
Rocky Mountain Underground
- February 16th – 4:00pm
- February 15th – 4:00pm
Lucky Pizza & Tap House
- Sunday, March 3rd
Murphy’s Tap House
- Wednesday, February 20th
- Tuesday, February 12th
The Barley Tap & Tavern
- Wednesday, February 13th – 5:30pm
Barrels & Bottles Brewery
- Sunday, February 17th – Tickets at 11am, Tapping at 1pm
Brewer’s Republic Tap House
- Wednesday, February 20th – Tickets at 5pm, Tapping at 6 pm
Homegrown Tap & Dough
- Tuesday, February 19th – Tickets at 4:30pm, Tapping at 5:30pm
Every Day in February: Stout Month at Mountain Sun Pubs & Breweries (Boulder, Denver, Longmont)
Enjoy dozens of rotating stouts all month long at all Mountain Sun breweries/restaurants. There will be beers brewed by Mountain Sun as well as many guest stouts on tap. Check out the inside info from PorchDrinking here.
Every Day in February: Sour Month at First Draft Taproom & Kitchen
We’ll have 8 sour taps rotating all month long! Sours from Russian River Brewing Company, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., WeldWerks Brewing Company, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, and many more!
Free Ride February by Breckenridge Brewery & Lyft
Throughout Free Ride February, Breckenridge Brewery will release weekly Lyft codes every Friday at breckbrew.com/freeridefeb that are valid for rides up to $10 to Tavern League locations mapped out on the website, including The British Bulldog, Bout Time Pub, Icehouse and more. They are dedicating up to $40,000 in Lyft fares for this promotion.
“We’re always looking for ways to proactively encourage our community to make smarter decisions while enjoying a night out,” comments Mark Berzins of the Tavern League. “Breckenridge Brewery and Lyft made it possible and we’re excited to offer these free rides to our customers – and just in time for the Big Game in February.”
A complete list of participating bars is available at breckbrew.com/freeridefeb. Lyft rides will also be available to the Farm House in Littleton.
Feb.1, 2, and 4: Peel’s 3rd Anniversary – Complimentary Cocktail! at Peel Handcrafted Pizza
We’ve crafted up something extra special to celebrate our 3rd Anniversary! Come in and dine with us on February 1st, 2nd or 4th and enjoy a complimentary handcrafted Guava Bee Punch cocktail with the purchase of an entree*.
You won’t want to miss this one of a kind cocktail featuring Lusca rum from Longtucky Spirits in Longmont, guava puree, local honey, fresh lime juice, fresh ginger and a hibiscus infused simple syrup. This combination is so delicious that we will also be offering a Mocktail version (you won’t even miss the rum)!
As the perfect pairing for your Guava Bee Punch, our chef has created a special pizza, The Fifth Street, in honor of our anniversary. Our Napoletana style pizza is topped with pulled pork, jerk seasoned onions, whole milk mozzarella, cream cheese and house made red sauce. The jerk seasoned onions are the perfect compliment to the tart sweetness of the Guava Bee Punch, and we are certain you will enjoy this delicious pairing. These mouth-watering dishes are only available while supplies last, so come on in and celebrate with us!
Bonus: For those wanting to check out 5030 Local, a collaboration project between Peel Handcrafted Pizza and Berthoud Brewing, the new Loveland location will also be offering a new cocktail offerings to celebrate the third-year anniversary. Old Scott features Hale & Bradford 2-Year Bourbon, orange infused simple syrup and the extra special addition of Berthoud Brewing Co Barrel-Aged Railbender Scottish Ale. This winter warmer opens with sweet notes of spiced vanilla and orange set against a rugged oak backdrop that pairs perfectly with The Fifth Street pizza.
These mouth-watering dishes and cocktails are only available while supplies last, so come on in and celebrate with us!
*Must be 21+
Thur., Feb. 7, 6-10 pm: DC PIE CO x Ratio BeerWorks Tap Takeover at DC PIE CO
Come enjoy 3 Courses from DC PIE CO’s delicious and simple menu, paired with 4 beers of your choice from Ratio Beerworks! Just $25 per person!
Fri., Feb. 8-Sun., Feb. 10: Ratio Beerworks 4 Year Anniversary Weekend at Ratio Beerworks
Ratio Beerworks 4 Year Anniversary Weekend
Joey Cape of Lagwagon (FRI)
Spanish Love Songs – Anthemic Punk from LA (SAT)
Chris Fogal & Cameron Hawk of The Gamits – Denver Power Pop (FRI)
All events FREE to attend!
The festivities will kick off on Friday, February 8th, with a special night of music featuring Chris Fogal and Cameron Hawk of The Gamits and a headlining performance from Joey Cape of legendary punk group Lagwagon.
On Saturday, February 9th, join Ratio at Noon for a limited double bottle release to commemorate our 4th Anniversary. Continuing off of the popularity of this year’s Genius Wizard Imperial Stout releases, we’ve saved our Genius Wizard Grand Cru for a most monumental occasion. Genius Wizard Grand Cru is 24-month barrel-aged version of our colossal, crepuscular, Imperial Stout, with rich balanced notes of cocoa and fudge.
Additionally, we’re excited to share that for the first time since our first anniversary, we’ll be re-releasing Wild in the Streets, a funky nuanced Wild Saison aged in red wine barrels.
Both bottles will receive a limited release when we open at Noon.
Then Saturday evening we welcome LA pop-punk outfit, Spanish Love Songs to close out a monster weekend of music with Denver’s own JSR!
On Sunday, February 11th, we’ll ease back into polite society opening early at 11am with a Hangover Brunch from el Camino Community Tavern including breakfast burritos and Bloody Mary Beers.
Join Ratio Beerworks in throwing the brewery doors open for a weekend of ROCK and RATIO, as we share a slice of what we’ve accomplished over the years! We couldn’t be more appreciative of our community and all our supporters and can’t wait to share this three-day celebration with friends old and new. Cheers to 4-Years!
All events are free to attend. It’s going to be an anniversary to remember!
Fri., Feb. 8, 4-8 pm: Brew-EZ Launch Party at Crazy Mountain Brewery
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Show up at the launch party at Crazy Mountain, download the app, and get your first beer free! There will also be a raffle (benefiting the National Forest Foundation) with lots of cool prizes. Come join the fun!
Sat., Feb. 9, 12-2 pm: Wynkoop Brewing Co.’s Beer Drinker of the Year 2019 at Wynkoop Brewing Co.
The ultimate craft beer (drinkers) showdown. Come help decide who will take home Beer Drinker of the Year gold.
Come out to see Wynkoop’s Beer Drinker of the Year 2019 finalists vie for the crown as they demonstrate their knowledge, passion, and commitment to drinking great beer. It’s a showdown like no other that will have you raising your glass one minute and throwing your head back in laughter the next.
Join us for pre-competition beers and cocktails at 12pm. We’ll officially start with a Meet and Greet at 12:30pm in the Mercantile Room, and the competition will get underway at 1:00pm!
This is a FREE event to attend. Space is limited and an RSVP does not guarantee you a seat, so get here early to claim your spot. Our bar will be open for you to enjoy all your Wynkoop favorites and seasonal pours before the competition.
Sat., Feb. 9, 5-9 pm: Art Market at Seedstock Brewery
Pick up the perfect Valentine’s Day gift at our art market! We’ll have more than 10 local artisans in our taproom, including woodworkers, photographers, jewelry makers, and more!
Mark and Nicole Thomason: https://www.thomasonarts.com/
Steve Fast: Fast Industries
Rosa Chavez: https://www.facebook.com/lunarosadesigns/
Cody Hart and Sam Stimson: http://surdist.com/ // Surdist Designs
Connor Wallace: Instagram, @connorpwallace
Blair Batson: Skankco
Maggie MacCready: Magnolia Designs
Hien Nguyen: http://www.hnguyenphoto.com/
Michael Prince: Instagram, @cellardoorbooks
Mandy Smitton: Smitton Afternoon Sandwich
Leah Ferrer: Instagram, @bitchwhostitches
Sat., Feb. 9, 2-4 pm: Beer School at Dos Luces
Starting February 9, we will be offering 6 weeks of “Beer School” on Saturday afternoons.
Each class will be 2 hours long, from 2-4, at a cost of $20 per class or $100 if you sign up for the whole six weeks.
Classes will be led by our owner and brewmaster, Judd Belstock, with content input from our Co-Founder, Sam Alcaine (Professor of Fermentation Science at Cornell University). Each class will focus on a different aspect of brewing, including: Ingredients, process, business/legal, serving, off-flavors, and food/beer pairing. Each class will also offer a primer in a beer style, accompanied by a tasting.
Costs include two Dos Luces beers to enjoy during class, plus guest beers for style tasting.
While the class will have some focus on Chicha and Pulque, it will be generalized and cover Western European beer-making and beer styles, as well. We will even have guest lecturers from other breweries around Denver. Space is limited, so get your tickets soon!
Tue., Feb. 12, 6-8 pm: Stout Month Beer + Cookie Pairing at Vine Street Brewery
It’s STOUT MONTH!! Everybody’s favorite time of year is back for another round at Vine Street Pub & Brewery.
Good Sugar Baking will be at the brewery February 12th from 6-8pm with four cookies paired with four beers.
$14.00 a pairing. Get your tickets here: https://goodsugarbaking.com/products/vine-street-stout-month-beer-and-cookie-pairing-feb-12
Wed., Feb. 13, 2-9 pm: Snowed In: Cherry Release at Copper Kettle Brewing Company
Join us for the first release of Snowed In Cherry!
MORE INFO TO COME!
Draught pours and *TBA Stovepipe release*
Strategically planned for the 13th because we know some of you are going to wait till the last minute to get your significant other a V-DAY gift. Also because TREAT YO SELF.
Fri., Feb. 15-Sat., Feb. 16: Cheers to FOUR Years! at Factotum Brewhouse
Come party with us as we celebrate 4 years!
Friday February 15, 3p-10p
Small Batch Beer Release – Tiramisu Nitro Stout
Music – Big J. Beats
Food Truck – Morsa’s Kitchen
Saturday February 16, noon-10p
4th Anniversary Flagship Beer Release – Mango Pineapple Berliner Weisse
***Glassware giveaway for early attendees***
Music – 1-5p Luke Story Music Piano Sing A Long
Music – 6-9p – Radiant Drive
Food Truck – Crescent City Connection
On this very busy day, please leave your puppers at home.
Sat., Feb. 16, 4-8 pm: 4th Annual Oyster and Beer Pairing! at Alpine Dog Brewing Company
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day we bring you Oysters and Beer! Join us for the 4th Annual iteration of this epic event. Oysters by Edwin Sandoval and beer by yours truly!
Special Release Beers will include:
Our newest Double Dry Hopped Pale Ale “Tasty Town” (5.8% abv but dry hopped at IPA levels, expect juicy and tropical stone fruit and orange)
Raspberry Chocolate Vanilla “Blind Sherpa” Stout
No tickets necessary!
More details to be announced soon
Thur., Feb. 21-Sun., Feb. 24: Hand-Crafted Girl Scout Cookie Pairing at Renegade Brewing Company
Our annual Girl Scout Cookie pairing is back, but this year we’re shaking things up. We have partnered with Good Sugar Baking on this year’s event to do some delicious, hand-crafted cookies inspired by your favorite girl scout cookie flavors.
We bring you four delicious cookies paired with four offensively delicious Renegade brews, all for just $15.
Tickets are limited for each day, so purchase yours soon!
Please take note of which day you are purchasing, as there are four options!
Fri., Feb. 22-Sun., Feb. 24: Goldspot 4th Anniversary Celebration at Goldspot Brewing Company
Help us celebrate 4 years of Goldspot at our luau party! We will be releasing five new beers on Friday, will have special spiked kegs throughout the weekend… plus custom glassware, anniversary merchandise and food trucks everyday!
Strawberry Brett IPA (Collaboration with Woods Boss)
Pineapple Pale Ale
Rum Barrel Aged Red Hefeweizen
Other Beers on Tap:
Cutter IPA, Pantalones Rojos Red IPA, Kodiak Brown Ale, Lavender Honey Stout, Guanabana Ale, Kolsch, Winter Warmer Lager, Orange Honey Rye Saison, Belgian Dubbel, Makin’ Rye Pale Ale,
Hull and Oats White IPA, Grapefruit Belgian Table Beer, Malbec Barrel Aged Plum Saison
Friday: Michigan Colorado Chefs 3pm-9pm
Saturday: Toby’s New Orleans Po’boys 3pm-9pm
Sunday: Ohana Grille 12pm-7pm
Sat., Mar. 2, 1-5 pm: Winter Craft Beer Festival 2019 at Balch Fieldhouse at CU Boulder
On March 2, 2019 the fifth annual Winter Craft Beer Festival will take place in Boulder, CO. The festival will be moved indoors to the Balch Field House at the University of Colorado this year. 55 brewers are committed to attend the event, with an impressive line-up of over 150 beers being poured. In addition to the great beers, the event will feature a live band, a silent disco and food options.
This year, Winter Craft Beer Festival has partnered with Colorado Brewer’s Guild as their non-profit partner. A percentage of proceeds will go the trade association that promotes and protects the Colorado Craft Beer industry. As with last year, only independently owned breweries will be in attendance. “We are proud to partner with Colorado Brewer’s Guild and showcase those breweries that are independent,” says co-founder Ross Bowdey. “This new partnership makes so much sense for both organizations since both have a heavy focus of supporting and highlighting Colorado’s independent craft brewing community.” say Steve Kurowski of Colorado Brewer’s Guild
Winter Craft Beer Festival was founded to be a celebration of winter beers. In five years, it has grown to be the premier winter beer festival in Colorado. “We wanted to create a festival that would give people a chance to partake in some beers that you often don’t see at a traditional beer festival. You will find a good selection of IPAs, Stouts and Porters that you typically don’t see at most festivals.” Every Brewer at the festival will submit one beer to be voted on as best Winter Beer. Festival goers each receive a wooden nickel to place in the box of the favorite beer.
Tickets to Winter Craft Beer Festival can be purchased online () or at Hazel’s Beverage World in Boulder. General Admission tickets are good for four hours (1 – 5 PM) of unlimited tasters. VIP tickets receive an additional hour, as well as a special gift. Designated Driver tickets can be purchased for $5. All attendees will receive a commemorative pint glass at the conclusion of the event.
Sat., Mar. 2, 1-9 pm: The Annual Mile High Beer Festival at Number 38, 3560 Chestnut Place, Denver
Join us for the annual, always sold out, Mile High Beer Festival at Number 38 in the RiNo neighborhood of Denver!
This festival celebrates Colorado and craft brews that’s laid-back and easy-going. Last year we hosted over 2,700 thirsty patrons, Cheers to THAT!
AFTERNOON & EVENING SESSIONS
• Session 1 – 1pm-4pm (VIP at 12pm)
• Session 2 – 6pm-9pm (VIP at 5pm)
WHAT TO EXPECT
• 25+ Colorado Breweries
• 60-70 Colorado Craft Beers to sample
• Check the list on our Breweries Page
• Three full hours of tasting (Four for VIPs)!
• Food trucks
• Cool vendors
• Awesome music
Sat, Mar. 9, 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 9th 12pm – 4pm at Wynkoop Brewing Company for a most righteous beer fest celebration of all things dork.
Teaming up with over 30 breweries (participants TBA), 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, 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 2019 Brew Pouring Friends // Coming Soon
Sat., Mar. 16, 3-6 pm: Collaboration Fest 2019 at Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Teamwork makes the dream work.
Collaboration Fest is America’s most creative beer festival, featuring 100+ one-of-a-kind beer projects with more than 200 participating breweries. How does a beer project happen? Two or more breweries come together to brew something completely unique with one or both being a member of the Colorado Brewers Guild. The result? Some of the most exciting, rare, and delicious beer tappings you’ll find anywhere.
Collaborator Admission (General): 3 – 6 PM
Connoisseur Admission (VIP): 2 – 6 PM
Full list of participating breweries here!
Learn More at www.collaborationfest.com!