I receive a lot of news/announcements from Colorado breweries, and unfortunately there isn’t always time to write full blog posts on all of them. So I’ve created this page where I will periodically add new and exciting announcements to share with you.
Brewers Publications Presents
Brewing Eclectic IPA: Pushing the Boundaries of India Pale Ale
Boulder, Colo. • April 19, 2018 – India Pale Ale (IPA) is the leading craft beer style in the U.S., and the new release from Brewers Publications™, Brewing Eclectic IPA: Pushing the Boundaries of India Pale Ale by Dick Cantwell, explores the style’s evolution, provides guidance for designing unique beers, and 25 original IPA recipes.
The Brewers Association reports that IPA is now the third most popular style of all beers, following only American lagers and light lagers. IPA has 3.1 percent of the total beer market by volume, 6.4 percent in retail dollar sales, and is between 24 – 33 percent of the craft category.
“There’s no mistaking that we are living in the heyday of IPA,” declares Cantwell. “We’re enjoying a style of beer that would have been deemed undrinkable by its earlier 18th and 19th century consumers. Brewers are using a wide range of ingredients, from cocoa nibs, coffee, fruits, and vegetables, to spices, herbs, and even wood, to push the boundaries of the style.”
Among the most well-respected and experienced craft brewers in the world, Cantwell provides scores of tips and methods for first-time brewers and beer veterans alike to concoct a delectable brew and shares the story of how and why the proliferation of American IPA came to be.
Dick Cantwell co-founded Elysian Brewing Company in 1996, where he served as head brewer until its sale to Anheuser-Busch in 2015. During his tenure, Elysian was named Large Brewpub of the Year three times at the Great American Beer Festival® (1999, 2003 and 2004). In 2004, Cantwell received the Brewers Association’s Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Brewing.
He has written for various beer magazines, authored Barley Wine with Fal Allen (Brewers Publications, 1998), The Brewers Association’s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery, Second Edition (Brewers Publications, 2013), and Wood & Beer: A Brewer’s Guide (Brewers Publications, 2016) with Peter Bouckaert.
Cantwell, who has served as an international and national beer judge, as well as the Brewers Association’s Quality Ambassador, recently became the director of brewing operations at Magnolia Brewing in San Francisco.
Brewers Publications supports the mission of the Brewers Association by publishing books of enduring value for amateur and professional brewers, as well as titles that promote understanding and appreciation of American craft beer. With over 50 titles to choose from, it’s the leading publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers, homebrewers and beer enthusiasts.
Molly’s Spirits and Aspen Brewing Company Release Molly’s Sip of Colorado for Summer Limited Availability
Six-packs will ring in at just $5.99 – making it the perfect affordable complement to the season
DENVER – May 29, 2018 – Molly’s Spirits and Aspen Brewing Company will be releasing Molly’s Sip of Colorado, a collaboration beer that will be available in June. This is the third collaboration beer from Molly’s Spirits this year, following I Can’t Believe It’s Butter, created for the 2018 Collaboration Fest, and Better Together – both with New Image Brewing.
“We were excited to re-enter the Denver market with a collaboration with an iconic Colorado brand that is well known and respected in its community,” said Aspen Brewing CEO Peter Bassett. “Molly’s and Aspen Brewing Company have prioritized the outdoors and Colorado lifestyle as key components of their brands. Molly’s Sip of Colorado, which draws inspiration from traditional Colorado flavors while providing an extremely affordably priced Colorado craft beer perfect for weekend warriors, demonstrates that love and admiration.”
The beer is a spin on the California Common beer, also called a steam beer, using similar brewing techniques with a high-altitude spin. Molly’s Sip of Colorado celebrates the beauty of Colorado from grain to glass. At 4.56 percent ABV, this crisp and refreshing beer has a subtle and sweet malt backbone that is complemented by notes of floral, pine and mountain fruit from the combination of Palisade and Chinook hops.
The team at Molly’s arrived at $5.99 price point for six-packs to provide the marketplace with a value-driven option for craft beer.
“We want Molly’s Sip of Colorado to be a go-to choice for Denver imbibers to enjoy while hanging out on all the best rooftop patios, lakes and 14ers this summer,” said Jaylee Adams, marketing manager at Molly’s Spirits. “It’s sessionable and affordable enough that it’s a superb choice for any Colorado occasion.”
Molly’s Sip of Colorado will be available in six-pack cans at Molly’s Spirits beginning on June 11. Stay tuned for more details about a Denver release party following the store launch.
SPRING FLEA POPS UP FOR FIRST TIME AT DENVER ROCK DRILL IN RINO APR. 14-15
Largest Spring Flea yet brings together more than 200 local and regional makers, food trucks, and more
- Spring Flea Cocktails:
- The Big Whoop with Jameson Irish Whiskey, peach tea, lemon juice, simple, ginger-citrus bitters
- Spring Slammer with Seagram’s Gin, pear tea, lemon juice, simple, lavender bitters
- El Maestro with Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila, hibiscus tea, lime juice, simple, and pepper-lime bitters
- RiNo Mule with Absolut Vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice
- Jameson Mule with Jameson Irish Whiskey, ginger beer, and lime juice
- The Real Dill Bloody Marys
- Grapefruit Juice Mimosas
- Fleamosa with Great Divide Samurai Ale and OJ or Grapefruit Juice
WHAT:Get your shop, eat and drink on at the the Spring Flea, popping up at a new location in the RiNo/Cole neighborhood at Denver Rock Drill on April 14-15, 2018. The Denver Flea brings together more than 200 local makers and small businesses from Colorado and the Western region, making it the largest Spring Flea to date. Vendors will be selling their goods alongside food trucks and pop-up bars serving Great Divide beer and craft cocktails. Of the 200 vendors, over 40 vendors are new to the Flea.The Spring Flea is open on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased online and at the door (tickets valid for both days). Children 12 and under are free. Flea goers who purchase a ticket online will receive a FREE subscription to 5280 Magazine. Bonus!The Flea’s new location at the Denver Rock Drill is within walking distance to the 38th and Blake RTD stop, making it easy to get to and from the Flea.Attendees can shop a variety of local Flea alum such as Mountain Standard, Shabby Alpaca, Craft Boner, Moore Collection, Bjorn’s Colorado Honey, Bespoke Provisions, The Real Dill, Hygge Life, Harper Made, and Cultura Chocolate.Vendors new to the Flea this year include Union Stitch, Gobi Straps, Mountain Time Soap, THALKEN, Lily Dawson Designs, Moon Bath and Feast Locally, among many others. A full list of vendors is available at www.denverflea.com/makers.Spring Flea sponsor partners include Alterra, Zeal Optics, 5280 Magazine and Great Divide. The Flea is also partnering with local non-profit organizations including Big Green, a non-profit established by Hugo Matheson and Kimbal Musk, that creates a healthier future for kids through a nationwide network of Learning Gardens and food literacy programs; Culture Haus, the Denver Art Museum’s young philanthropist group that inspires and cultivates the next generation of arts patrons; and RMMFI, a local non-profit community creating economic and social mobility through entrepreneurship.Several of Denver’s trucks will be in attendance including Roll It Up Sushi Truck, Wheels on Fire, Ba-Nom-A-Nom Treat Truck, Baba’s Falafel and La Chiva on Saturday, and Happy Cones Co., Spud Nation, Sunshine Bowls, My Poor Meatball, Hey PB&J and Farm to Truck on Sunday.In addition to food trucks, fashion trucks will also be open at The Flea including The She Operation and Denver Street Boutique.To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit www.denverflea.com.NEW THIS FLEA:
- New location at Denver Rock Drill located at 1717 E. 39th Ave. in the RiNo/Cole neighborhood
- Whoa Pony, an awesome vintage horse trailer photo booth company, will be taking pics for Fleaks.
- Feast Locally will be selling dining membership cards.
- Great Divide will be introducing their newest IPA, Heyday Modern
- More than 40 new Flea vendorsWHERE:Denver Rock DrillWHEN:Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Sunday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jan. 18, 2018: The Post Brewing Company is officially TV Famous! Food Network’s hit show Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives will feature the Colorado brewery and restaurant on Friday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m. The show’s host, Guy Fieri, recently visited The Post Brewing Company in Longmont to film the segment with Chef / Partner Brett “Smitty” Smith. Two of Smitty’s most popular dishes—Colorado-style fried chicken and chicken chicharrones—will be featured in the episode.
All Post Brewing Company locations—in Lafayette, Longmont, Rosedale, and Boulder—will host special viewing parties on February 2 at 6:30p.m. Guests will get the chance to watch the show while enjoying food & drink specials and fun & games. There will be $2 Post cans during the show, as well as I-Spy Post Beer for cool swag.
For more information, please visit: https://www.postbrewing.com/event/food-networks-diners-drive-ins-and-dives/
Jan. 18, 2018: Tommyknocker Brewery & Pub is excited to announce the addition of a new state-of-the-art canning line in its production facility. Set to run for the first time on January 24th, just in time for Can Appreciation Day, the transition from bottles to cans, as well as investment in new equipment including a dissolved oxygen meter, is a continuation of the brewery’s vision to support the mountain town lifestyle in which it serves.
Jan. 15, 2018: Great Divide Brewing will be releasing their first Local Knowledge release of 2018 this Saturday, January 20th at both taprooms starting at 12 p.m. Mexican Chocolate Yeti, which is batch number 10, is brewed with Cholaca liquid cacao. Another variation on the classic Yeti Imperial Stout, Great Divide added a variety of spices, vanilla and coffee to invoke the flavors of a Mexican hot chocolate (traditionally called champurrado). Spiced chocolate drinks have been part of Aztec and Mayan cuisine and culture for centuries, but they have yet to be paired up with a Yeti!
Local Knowledge is Great Divide’s hyper-limited, hyper-local pilot series. These single-batch, pilot brews are exclusively available on draft and in 6-packs at the Great Divide Tap Room and Barrel Bar, and are designed to give you something new to take home each time you visit. Drink, discover, and share your #localknowledge.
Dec. 20, 2017: Rounding out a year of robust beer releases, Upslope Brewing Company is excited to reveal its 2017-18 Oatmeal Stout, as well as a tasty, Mexican Chocolate Milk Stout for fans to enjoy as they ring in the New Year.
Emerging this week, Upslope’s tried-and-true Limited Release Oatmeal Stout is available throughout the winter season. The 5% ABV Oatmeal Stout, brewed with oats, roasted malts and East Kent Golding hops, delivers notes of cocoa, dried fruit and caramel in a smooth, full-bodied, yet sessionable beer.
The Limited Release Oatmeal Stout will be distributed throughout CO, WY, MT, AZ, and NM and is available in Upslope’s Mix Box variety 12-pack or 12-ounce six-packs.
Mexican Chocolate Milk Stout will be offered in 19.2-ounce cans, distributed throughout their footprint. For more information regarding the Mexican Chocolate Milk Stout release, stay tuned to Upslope’s Facebook Page.
Dec. 19, 2017: Photographer Dustin Hall brings the art of photography and brewing together in “Discovering Colorado Breweries,” a 232-page 11×13 coffee table book, featuring photographs of over 70 Colorado craft breweries. Discovering Colorado Breweries will be released on January 20, 2018.
After nearly four years of photographing Colorado craft breweries, Hall along with his wife Marcia decided to take their passion project one step further by creating a photography book of Dustin’s work. Hall wanted to share the story by documenting every little detail on what it takes to run a brewery on a day-to-day basis.
Dec. 11, 2017: Great Divide Brewing will be releasing their newest limited release, Lemongrass Colette, this Saturday December 16th at both taprooms. The addition of spelt adds a layer of spicy complexity to the malt component which provides a nice backdrop for the lemongrass to make a showing. The lemongrass is highly fragrant, but blends well into the beer to provide a refreshing variation on a Great Divide classic. This beer rounds at 7.3% ABV.
Local Knowledge is Great Divide’s hyper-limited, hyper-local pilot series. These single-batch, pilot brews are exclusively available on draft and in 6-packs at the Great Divide Tap Room and Barrel Bar, and are designed to give you something new to take home each time you visit.
Dec. 7, 2017: Great Divide Brewing Company will introduce seven new beers in 2018, including the addition of a new barrel-aged program and the return of a Great Divide classic. New to the lineup are Car Camper Gose, Heyday Modern IPA, Rumble Oak Aged IPA, Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti, and the new Wood Werks Barrel Series including a Belgian-Style Sour, Flemish Sour Brown with Strawberries, and a Barrel Aged Brown Rye Ale.