June 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
***NOTE: Temporarily CLOSED***
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.
Various dates in June: Colorado Strong Pale Ale Benefit
The Colorado Brewers Guild and the Left Hand Brewing Foundation, collaborators of the Colorado Strong Fund, are thrilled to announce the participating breweries of a state-wide effort that will support Colorado craft breweries and supplies while also raising funds for healthcare, hospitality, service industry and gig economy workers impacted by COVID-19.
“Since the launch of the Colorado Strong fund, we’ve had more than 125 breweries across the state sign up to brew Colorado Strong Pale Ale,” says Eric Kean, Executive Director of the Left Hand Brewing Foundation. “That’s more than 25% percent of breweries in Colorado, which shows how this amazing industry continues to show up not only for themselves but for their surrounding communities as well.”
Brewing for Colorado Strong Pale Ale started earlier this month, and consumers can find the beer at participating brewery locations this week. The full list of breweries selling Colorado Strong Pale Ale, as well as their tentative release dates, can be found at Coloradostrongbeer.org.
Colorado Strong Pale Ale is a beer made entirely with Colorado ingredients and by Colorado breweries. This crisp and refreshing Pale Ale boasts Cascade hops grown in the Front Range and award-winning malts from Root Shoot Malting to provide a well-balanced beer with ample notes of fresh citrus. 20 percent of sales from Colorado Strong Pale Ale will be donated to the Colorado Strong fund.
“By purchasing this beer, consumers not only support their local small independent breweries but also those impacted by COVID-19. You can also support the industry by buying a Colorado Strong t-shirt from the website,” says Shawnee Adelson, Executive Director of the Colorado Brewers Guild.
The Left Hand Brewing Foundation will provide all ingredients to participating breweries free of charge and pay each of the suppliers for their products. The beer’s recipe is a collaboration between Left Hand Brewing Foundation Treasurer and Great American Beer Fest award-winning homebrewer Mark Boelman, Root Shoot Malting, and Colorado Hop Company.
Tue., Jun. 2, 3-9 pm: Pomelo Mexican Lager Release and Que Desmadre Tacos at Goldspot Brewing Company
Join us for the second release in our summer of Mexican lagers! We added pomelo puree to our base Mexican lager and it added notes of orange and grapefruit. This beer pairs perfectly with the delicious Mexican food provided by Que Desmadre food truck!
Wed., Jun. 3, 5-6 pm: Denver Beer Co’s Virtual Pairing Series: Beer & Charcuterie 2!
Cheers Denver! Back by popular demand and better than ever! Beer and Charcuterie! On Wednesday, June 3rd, we’ll host a guided virtual Beer and Charcuterie pairing. Simply pre-order your pairing pack for pickup at our taprooms or for home delivery and you’re ready to go! At 5 p.m. on Wednesday, our head brewer Jason Buehler will lead a guided tasting via our Facebook live stream. We’ll taste beer and charcuterie together and will open the lines for Q&A. (Don’t worry, if you can’t make it at 5 p.m., we’ll record the tasting so that you can follow along whenever time permits.)
How it works:
Each pairing comes in a 2 person pairing pack including:
3 Denver Beer Co. Beers (two – 6 packs, one crowler)
2 Charcuterie plates from Cheese Meat Board
This week’s pairing will include:
1. Princess Yum Yum Raspberry Kolsch paired with an Aged Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese & Speck Alto Adige (similar to prosciutto but smoked) & Fig Jam
2. Colorado Champions Cucumber Lime Lager paired with a Dill Havarti Cheese & Sopressata & Pickles
3. Graham Cracker Porter paired with Karst Cave Aged Cheese (a mix of gruyere & cheddar) and Sliced Mild Chorizo & Chocolate Dipped Apricots
2 Person Pairing packs are $55 for a 2 person pairing. Additional charcuterie boards may be added for an extra $16 per board. Solo packs are also available for $45. Pairings will be available for pickup at our Platte Street and Arvada taprooms between 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Monday, June 1. – Wednesday, June 3. We will also deliver within a ten mile radius for an additional $5 delivery fee. Deliveries will be made Tuesday 6/2 & Wednesday 6/3, must have a valid ID for pick up or to receive delivery.
We hope this event creates an opportunity to connect with our community over good food and good beer. Cheers, we hope you join us!
Fri., Jun. 5, 12 pm-10 pm: First Friday – Beer Release “Solenya” Cucumber Basil Kettle Sour at The Empourium Brewing Company
It’s the first official First Friday on Tennyson since the start of summer and we couldn’t think of a better beer to celebrate with. “Solenya” our Cucumber Basil kettle sour will be making a triumphant return and tapping at noon! This beer is refreshing, mildly tart and ridiculously delicious! It’s exploding with cucumber flavor because of the 180lbs of fresh (yes fresh and 180lbs) cucumber, 10lbs of fresh squeezed lemon juice and a 1lb of fresh basil and finishing at 4.3% dare we say this is the perfect summertime brew.
Little Reds Kitchen will be joining us with a fabulous menu as always.
We will also be debuting a new artist named Diane Brown!
So come grab a seat in the taproom, the patio or grab some cans togo and enjoy one of our favorite beers!
Sat., Jun. 13, 5-9 pm: Drink Beer. Save Turtles.® at Copper Kettle Brewing Company
June 13th! Save the Date! Join the Turtle Survival Alliance at Copper Kettle Brewing Company for Drink Beer. Save Turtles.® Meet our shelled friends and have a pint for turtle conservation! More details to follow, stay tuned!
Fri., Jun. 19, 12 pm-5:30 pm: Delayed: Quinntiki Bottle Releaseat Avery Brewing Company
*Update* We are so sorry, but we’ve had to push back our release of No. 58: Quinntiki. This delicious barrel-aged brew will be available just a couple of weeks later than we originally hoped! Stay tuned for more updates.
Grab your flip flops and your favorite Hawaiian shirt, because No. 58 in our barrel-aged series is ready for the beach. Inspired by our love for all things tiki drinks, Quinntiki is an Imperial Blonde Ale aged in rum barrels with pineapple, coconut, orange, and nutmeg.
Quinntiki will be available beginning on Friday, June 19! You can order Quinntiki for curbside pickup from our Tap Room here: https://www.averybrewing.com/tap-room-to-go-beer