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May Beer Events

May Beer Events post is up! Click here to see what all is going on in Colorado craft beer in May.

Black Shirt Brewing now has a kitchen! Serving up absolutely delicious pizzas, salads, and more. If you haven’t been, be sure to stop by soon!

Tons of fun, fantastic events featuring: 

Boulder Beer Company

The Pint Room

Denver Beer Co.

Big Choice Brewing

Mockery Brewing

American Homebrewers Association

Fiction Beer Company

Denver Bacon & Beer Classic

38 State Brewing Company

Odyssey Beerwerks

Strange Craft Beer Company

The West End Tavern

and of course: the ever exciting American Craft Beer Week! 

St. Patrick’s Day 2017: Beer Events!

It’s time for St. Patrick’s Day! If you’re looking for awesome beer events to celebrate, look no further. This roundup includes holiday events happening on March 11 (the day of the Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade), as well as St. Patrick’s Day weekend, March 17-19. Lots of great food and craft beer options for everyone!

Sat., Mar. 11, 11 am-2 am: 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Black Sky Brewery (490 Santa Fe Dr, Denver)

If you’ve ever been to one of Harry’s Saint Patrick’s Day parties over the years, you know it’s gonna be good. If you haven’t, you’ve been missing out. Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish music, craft beer car bombs, and of course whiskey! Join us, after the parade! We will be going until 2am.

Sat., Mar. 11, 1-11 pm: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Fiction Beer Company (7101 E Colfax Ave, Denver)

Avoid the downtown nonsense and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Fiction Beer!
Two Special, VERY LIMITED, tappings:
Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout
Irish Whiskey Imperial Stout
Irish Music all day!
Live Music at 8pm
Celtic Bluegrass from Burn it Blue

Wynkoop

Sat., Mar. 11, 8 am: St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Wynkoop at Wynkoop Brewing Co. (1634 18th St, Denver)

With Irish eyes smiling and craft beer pours…
Get here early, grab a seat and watch the Wynkoop float float on… Doors open at 8am with drinks and limited menu until 9, parade begins at 9:30!
Brewers Warning: Watch for flying koozies, candy & beads.
Pot of gold? Don’t need it with these Parade Day specials…
$5 Jameson and Shillelagh — $4 Bloody Marys and Mimosas
And because one cannot live on spirits and craft beer alone: Reuben sandwiches, Irish nachos, corned beef & cabbage, Irish Stout and onion soup are being served up.
So bring your favorite pal or gal and get ready to celebrate Mile High’s St. Patrick’s Day with the oldest brewpub in Denver.

Sat., Mar. 11, 9 am-9 pm: St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Breck On Blake at Breck On Blake (2220 Blake St, Denver)

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us!
Doors open early at 9 am. With food and drink specials throughout the day and live Irish music at 1:30 with Michael Collins Pipes & Drums.
Food Specials:
Corned beef and cabbage
$14 – Potatoes, carrots, and trademark pale ale mustard
Hot corned beef sandwich
$10 – Corned beef and swiss on rye served with brew fries

Irish beef stew
$12 – Beef stew with carrots, celery, onion, and potatoes
Beer battered broccoli
$7 – With cheese sauce and ranch
Drink Specials:
$4 Coors Banquet
$6 Irish Coffee w/ Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey
$5 Hot Chocolate w/ Peppermint Schnapps
$5 Tullamore Dew Shots
$5 Shillelagh Shots
$6 Jameson Shots
$6 Irish Car Bombs
Craft a little Irish into your day with Denver’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebration at Breck On Blake! See you then!

Bacon Cheddar Potato Cakes (Photo courtesy of Thirsty Lion)

Sat., Mar. 11, 1-5 pm: St. Baldrick’s Foundation Fundraiser at Thirsty Lion Union Station (1605 Wynkoop St
Denver)

Join us for our annual St. Patrick’s Celebration! We’re featuring a special Irish Menu through March 19th, along with beer flights and specialty cocktails like our Irish Old Fashioned. 
A special menu features Irish Potato Cakes (pictured), Traditional Scotch Eggs, Artisan Lamb Burger, Irish Sheperd’s Pie, Corned Beef Mac & Cheese, Beer Braised Corned Beef & Cabbage, Oven Roasted Lamb Shank, with Jameson Bing Cherry Bread Pudding for Dessert. Featured on tap is Guinness Stout Modern Black & Tan, Widmer Brrr, New Belgium Accumulation, and 10 Barrel Pray for Snow. 
And come in to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation from 1-5 on Sat., Mar. 11th. Whether shaving your head or not, all can donate to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Fri., Mar. 17, 11 am-8 pm: St. Paddy’s Celebration at New Belgium Brewing (500 Linden St, Fort Collins)

New Belgium invites you to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in our Liquid Center while sipping on a Special Release – Green Wit Beer! We’ll be serving up cover-free admission to a party filled with Irish tunes from Fort Collins’ very own Blind Alley Troubadours from 5:30-7:30PM. Sip on some unbeatable brews like Tart Lychee, Chile Chocolate Brown, La Folie, Clutch, Whiskey Fat Back, Belgian Stout, NBB Love Blackberry Oscar to keep you & your friends in true Irish spirit!

Fri., Mar. 17, 4 pm-10:30 pm: St. Paddy’s Day at the Machine at Little Machine Beer (2924 W 20th Ave, Denver)

Live music by Space Cadet Vibe from 6-10:30!
$4 Nitro Stouts and Nitro Irish Red’s all day long!
Special St. Patrick’s Day menu from Pasty Republic!
Come have a Laid Back Hard Core St. Paddy’s day at the Machine!

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Fri., Mar. 17, 11 am: Lucky Irish Specials at The POST Brewing Company (105 W Emma St, Lafayette)

The Post Brewing Company is celebrating St. Patty’s Day with some lucky Irish food and drinks specials. Chef Jimmy Giesler will be serving up a classic Corned Beef and Cabbage entree, which guests can enjoy alongside The Post’s Dry Irish Stout ($1 off all day) and a shot of Irish whiskey ($4 with purchase of beer).
About Dry Irish Stout:
ABV 4.8%
“From great simplicity comes beautiful complexity; this Dry Irish Stout is brewed from just two-row barley malt, roasted barley and flaked barley. These three simple grains deliver layers of gorgeous roasted malt flavor rich with notes of coffee, bitter-sweet chocolate and subtle char and smoke. Smooth, soft and dry in the mouth, this stout satisfies and nourishes and delivers everything you need in a traditional dark ale.”

Declaration

Fri., Mar. 17, 4-11:59 pm: St. Patty’s Day at Declaration Brewing (2030 S Cherokee St, Denver)

St. Patty’s Day done right by Denver’s ONLY certified Green Brewery!!#livemusic by Dirt!

Fri., Mar. 17, 4:30-8 pm: Crazy Mountain Tap Takeover – St Pattys Edition at La Güera (1610 Little Raven St, Denver)

Join La Guera & Crazy Mountain Brewery for a TAP TAKEOVER on Friday, March 17th from 4:30 – 8:30 PM.
It’s also St Patty’s Day, so we don’t need to give you any more reasons to imbibe!
Free to attend. Limited release beers & giveaways…need we say more? See you there!

Fri., Mar. 17, 6-9 pm: Kegs & Cabbage (Part Deux) at Boulder Theater at Boulder Theater (2032 14th St, Boulder)

Jameson Irish Whiskey & Boulder Beer Present
Kegs & Cabbage (Part Deux) at Boulder Theater
Lady and The Gentlemen with Cycles & MOONTANG
Doors: 5:00PM
Show: 6:00PM
21+
FREE
Irish Fare Available For Sale
More Info: http://www.bouldertheater.com/event/1422064-kegs-cabbage-part-deux-boulder/
Boulder Beer Company will be pouring a wide variety of their beers, featuring a brand new collaboration brew with Jameson and OZO Coffee – Irish Blessing Oak-Aged Coffee Stout! They will also be debuting their new Mexican-style Beer called Hola Maria for a light, refreshing option on draft, and serving Shake Chocolate Porter on NITRO for Shake Bomb specials with their friends from Jameson!

Fri., Mar. 17, 11 am-11 pm: St. Patrick’s Day Beer Release: Seedstock 14 at Seedstock Brewery (3610 W Colfax Ave, Denver)

If you liked our amber, wait’ll you try the Seedstock 14. This is a 14° Plato, malty, amber ale brewed in the Märzen style! Come celebrate Irish-Czech heritage and raise a glass of Seedstock 14. Erin go braugh!

Sat., Mar. 17, 12-9 pm: St. Patrick’s Day Party! at New Terrain Brewing Co (16401 Table Mountain Pkwy, Golden)

Come party with us for Saint Patrick’s Day! We will be donned in our finest green garb & the beer will be flowin’ & shenenigans unfoldin’!
There will be a special Irish-inspired menu being served up from J Street Food Truck all day and a festive performance starting at 5pm by Coral Creek & guest Susannah! (CORAL CREEK with Susannah! at New Terrain Brewing Co.)

Sat., Mar. 18, 11 am-4 pm: St. Patrick’s Day Hangover Brunch at Mockery Brewing (3501 Delgany St, Denver)

Let’s all recover together!
Beermosas!
Bloody Beers!
Brunch by Revelry Events!
Revelry Events Brunch Menu will include:
$9 Patches O’Houlihan Huevos- Mini Crispy Tortilla Bowl with Potatoes, Eggs, Irish white cheddar sauce, and Guinness Braised Corned Beef
$9 Guinness Braised Corned Beef Sandwich with Revelry Mustard and Pickle on toasted Hoagie

$11 Irish Nachos- Revelry Homemade Chips with Irish White Cheddar Sauce, Tomatoes, Scallions, topped with Guinness Braised Corned Beef
$1.50 sides of Revelry Chips
Beermosas ($5 for a pint) will be made with Orange Basil Happy Leaf Kombucha and your choice of Silk Road Imperial Saison or Blonde Ale. Happy Leaf Kombucha is rich in probiotic cultures that aid in digestion. It is also packed with B-Vitamins, Antioxidants, Active Enzymes, Glucaronic Acids and Amino Acids, balances pH levels and is naturally low in sugar.
Bloody Beers ($5 for a pint) will be made with The Real Dill Bloody Mary Mix and Du Hast Weiss Smoked Wheat Ale! The Real Dill’s Bloody Mix is a perfect complement to the combination of Oak Smoked Wheat and Beechwood Smoked Barley Malt which gives Du Hast Weiss a nice punch of flavor along with a high level of drink-ability.
We don’t klnow about you, but our mouths are watering already!!

July Beer Events

Beer Round Up

July Beer Events list is up! 

Featuring events with:

Black Shirt

Great Divide

Strange Craft Beer Company

Fiction Beer Company

Boulder Beer

Breckenridge Brewery

BRU

The POST Brewing

Renegade Brewing

Ska Brewing

Factotum Brewhouse

Twisted Pine

 

And festivals!

Summer Brew Fest

Breck Summer Beer Fest

Breckenridge Brewery’s Hootenanny

Denver’s Biergarten Festival

Colorado Brewers Rendezvous

Kyle’s Brew Fest

Colorado Craft Beer Round Up

Jul-IPA Rooftop Party

 

AND MORE

 

4th Annual Brewer’s Alley

Brewer's Alley

Beer lovers: looking for something fun to do next weekend? How about a beer event in downtown Denver, just off the 16th Street Mall?! Next Saturday, May 21st, is the 4th Annual Brewer’s Alley, presented by Rialto Cafe. Brewer’s Alley takes place right next to Rialto, in the alley between Curtis and Champa.

Brewer’s Alley is a fun little fest featuring live music, lawn games, appetizers, and of course some of Colorado’s finest breweries. Just how many breweries can you fit into a Denver alley? Take a look at this year’s lineup:

Breckenridge Brewery

Boggy Draw

Declaration

Renegade

Ska

Boulder Beer

Denver Beer Co.

Left Hand

Rock Bottom

Bristol

Little Machine

Tickets are just $25!  Tickets are also available at the door, but don’t delay, because the price goes up to $35 if you buy at the event. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Denver’s Road to Work program. Come out, have fun and drink some beer while supporting a good cause!

Thirsty Lion’s Fall Dishes, Seasonal Beers

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As a beer lover, I know there is always something on tap for me at Thirsty Lion. Its 52 taps has something for every beer drinker: ambers, IPAs, lagers, saisons, stouts and more. And while I typically stick with the same few beers when I stop in, I am always excited to see what’s new when the seasonal fresh sheet makes its appearance. The Fall Fresh Sheet came out, I knew it was time for another visit.

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Pan Seared Shishito Peppers with Chipotle Aioli. Paried with a Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide.

I wanted to try the new Shishito Peppers, but I can’t seem to visit Thirsty Lion without getting the pretzel with beer cheese fondue (which is on the regular menu). So I decided to start with both!

I’m never sure how hot shishito peppers might be, so I usually pair them with a stout, as a dark beer helps tame the heat. And the hint of smokiness complements the peppers’ blistered skin. Great Divide’s Yeti Imperial Stout was just the beer for this dish. Note: these peppers were very approachable; they were not too spicy, which allowed me to really enjoy the flavor.

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The decision about which beer to have with the pretzel was an easy one. What goes better with a soft pretzel than a traditional German lager? So I selected Prost Brewing’s Märzen, one of the fall seasonals.

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For the main course I ordered a Margherita Pizza (off Thirsty Lion’s regular menu) and a Breckenridge Autumn Ale (seasonal). The slightly sweet flavor of the ale went well with the pizza, and the mouthfeel of this full-bodied beer accentuated the chewiness of the crust and cheese.

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After my meal I was ready for something sweet. I was in the mood for chocolate, but I absolutely had to try the new Caramel Apple Cheesecake. So I developed a plan: pair the cheesecake with a Shake Chocolate Porter! And it was perfect! The creaminess of the beer and the cake were a winning combination.

Since I am vegetarian there are many more fall dishes available that I wasn’t able to try. Here are some of the other items on the seasonal fresh sheet (which runs through early December):

Seared Atlantic Sea Scallops, Pomegranate, Spinach & Pancetta Salad, Fennel Sausage & Sundried Tomato Pizza, and Black Berry BBQ Pork Tenderloin.

Seasonal beers on tap are Woodchuck Fall Apple Cider, Breckenridge Autumn Ale, Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale, Prost Märzen, Lefthand Oktoberfest and Leinenkugel Harvest Patch Shandy. And new cocktail items include a Pear Martini and Bulleit Rye Old Fashioned.

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Don’t miss these fall drinks and dishes; they are available now through early December.

First Ever Boulder Craft Beer Festival

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On Saturday, August 23rd, Downtown Boulder will host its first ever Boulder Craft Beer Festival. Boulder County is home to some awesome breweries, and this event will bring 20 of them together in one place for an afternoon of unlimited sampling.

Participating breweries:

12 Degree Brewing

Oskar Blues Brewery

Upslope Brewing Co.

Avery Brewing

Gravity Brewing

The Post Brewing Co.

Vindication Brewing Co.

Bootstrap Brewing

J. Wells Brewery

Sanitas Brewing Co.

Walnut Brewery

Boulder Beer

Left Hand Brewing Company

Shine Brewing Co.

West Flanders Brewing

BRU Handbuilt Ales

Fate Brewing Company

Odd 13 Brewing

Twisted Pine Brewing Co.

Wild Woods Brewery

For just $30 per ticket (in advance; $35 the day of), attendees get unlimited samples of all 40 beers at the festival, a commemorative sampling glass and snacks provided by Glutino & Udi’s Gluten Free. There will also be live music from Andy Hackbarth (12:30 – 2:30 p.m.) and The Hill Benders (3 – 5 p.m.). Boulder Craft Beer Festival will be held in West Central Park from 12-5 on August 23.

Food will be available for purchase from Alfalfas’s, Boulder Bowls, Centro, Cheese Louise, and Seb’s Wood Fired Pizza. Additional food vendors may be added, so check this link for updates.

It’s about time Boulder had a craft beer festival of its own! All of the breweries are great, but I am especially excited that a few of my personal favorites will be in attendance that day. I’m looking at you, Fate, Sanitas, and Gravity.

Designated driver tickets are available for $10 and include 5 non-alcoholic beverages and a $10 food ticket for the food vendors on site. And, in celebration of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 7 start on Sun., Aug. 24, the Boulder Craft Beer Festival encourages attendees to cycle to the event where a Boulder B-Cycle valet bike parking station will be on site for a $1 donation. Cyclists donating $5 will receive a Boulder B-Cycle PolarBottle in addition to valet parking.

Come be a part of this inaugural event. Click here to get your tickets today! 

Local Flavor at BruFrou

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On Saturday I attended the first annual BruFrou, a craft beer + culinary pairing event, at Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver. This event featured beer and food from 70 Colorado craft breweries and eateries, and it was unbelievably good.

Yak & Yeti pairing: Saag Paneer with gluten-free Apple Ale

Yak & Yeti pairing: Saag Paneer with gluten-free Apple Ale

Being vegetarian, it’s often a struggle to find enough to eat at such events. That was not the case here. Of the 40 pairings, at least ten of them were meatless, as well as a handful of others for pescatarians. They even had some gluten-free and gluten-removed food (and drinks!). And of course omnivores could indulge in all 40!

Crimini Mushroom and Carmelized Onion Canape from City, O' City and Redstone Meadery's Black Raspberry Nectar Session Mead

Crimini Mushroom and Carmelized Onion Canape from City, O’ City and Redstone Meadery’s Black Raspberry Nectar Session Mead

The location worked out well, as it was spacious and thoughtfully set up for the occasion. There was plenty of room to walk around and to just hang out and enjoy all the delicious local flavor. If you did not attend this fantastic event, these photos will give you an idea of what to look forward to next year!

Tuscan White Bean Dip topped with extra virgin olive oil, marinated cucumbers and tomatoes with grilled flatbread, paired with Bristol Brewing's American-style Wheat Ale

Tuscan White Bean Dip topped with extra virgin olive oil, marinated cucumbers and tomatoes with grilled flatbread from Tom’s Urban paired with Bristol Brewing’s American-style Wheat Ale

Crazy Mountain Amber Ale and Red Camper's Spiced Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies with Anise Orange Cream

Crazy Mountain Amber Ale and Red Camper’s Spiced Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies with Anise Orange Cream

Vegan barley sausage wrapped in a buttermilk biscuit, served with spicy mustard by WaterCourse Foods, with Fruhling, Zwickel Maibock from Renegade Brewing

Vegan barley sausage wrapped in a buttermilk biscuit, served with spicy mustard by WaterCourse Foods, with Fruhling, Zwickel Maibock from Renegade Brewing

Wild Woods Brewery's Molasses Brown Ale paired with Campfire Ice Cream from Basta

Wild Woods Brewery’s Molasses Brown Ale paired with Campfire Ice Cream from BASTA

Glazed and Confused's "Da Killa' Carrot Cake" donut, spiced and dressed with ginger infused cream topped toffee walnuts and Hazed and Infused dry hopped ale from Boulder Beer

Glazed and Confused’s “Da Killa’ Carrot Cake” donut, spiced and dressed with ginger infused cream topped toffee walnuts and Hazed and Infused dry hopped ale from Boulder Beer

Chocolate Chip with Pretzel Cookies by The Cookie Brewer (made with Old Elke Brown by Brewery Rickoli)

Chocolate Chip with Pretzel Cookies by The Cookie Brewer (made with Old Elke Brown by Brewery Rickoli)

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