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June Beer Events

Summer is upon us! And that means even more beer events than ever. June 2017 in Colorado is full of beer festivals, brewery anniversaries, brunches, photo shoots and more. Click here for full details. And get ready to celebrate with:

Alpine Dog Brewing Company 

Denver Beer Co

Boulder Beer Company

Nighthawk Brewery

Platt Park Brewing Company

Easy Brews Beer Festival

Fiction Beer Company 

Dragstravaganza Punk Rock Drag Show at Ratio Beerworks

 2017 New Kids on the Block Beer Festival 

 6th Annual “A Night to Remember” Beer Festival 

Banded Oak Brewing Company

Snowmass Rendezvous

2017 Criterium and Brewfest

Pet Photo Shoot Fundraisers at 3 Colorado breweries

Hogshead Brewery

Vail Craft Beer Classic

The Corner Office Brewers Brunch with Denver Beer Co 

TRVE Brewing

Renegade Brewing Company

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! 

December Beer Events!

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December Beer Events Roundup is here! Click here for all the details!

‘Tis the season for beer events! Okay…every season is beer events season in Colorado (hooray!). But this December you’ll find tap takeovers, anniversary parties, festivals, holiday parties and more.

Featuring:

The West End Tavern

Hoppy Holidays

Asher Brewing

Parade of Darks

Someplace Else Brewery

HO HO HO Slapdown

Our Mutual Friend

Großen Bart Brewery

Denver Beer Co.

Bootstrap Brewing

Beethoven & Brews

Factotum Brewhouse

Festivus

Black Shirt Brewing

Odell Brewing

 

The Ultimate (B)Eerie Halloween 2016 Guide!

Looking for something to do Halloween weekend? These Colorado breweries are celebrating in a big way, so see below for lots of great ideas!

caution

Fri., Oct. 28, 7-10 p.m.: CAUTION: Halloween Bash at CAUTION: Brewing Co. (1057 S Wadsworth Blvd, Ste 60, Lakewood).

Be afraid. Be very afraid. It’s time for CAUTION: Brewing CO’s annual Halloween party! BOO!
Come for the trick-or-treat goodies, stay for the beer! Everyone in costume gets candy.
For ONE NIGHT only, we celebrate the return of Frisky Bat, the Colorado whiskey-barrel aged version of Toaster Bat. This is a reeeeeally rare one, make sure that you don’t miss this one. It’s scary-good.
Karaoke and fun music videos at 7 PM by Sound Master Entertainment.
Draw your little heart out on tiny little pumpkins with a prize given at 7 PM! What will you draw? Everyone can participate.
To round the spooky night out, at 9 PM we will judge your costume! Prizes for First and Second. Silliness is highly encouraged.

avery

Fri., Oct. 28, 6-11 p.m.: Halloween Costume Contest at Avery Brewing (4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder).

Get in touch with the spirits of Halloween past by trying vintage brews from our cellar, such as 2012 Mephistopheles or 2010 Beast, watch silent scary movies, and be part of the ultimate Costume Contest.

The top 3 costumes will be announced at 8:00pm and a live audience vote will determine the winners of the best beer-lover prizes ever.

First Place: Your choice of 24 Gold Foil beers from our cooler. A $280+ value!
Second Place: $100 gift card that can be used for Avery gear and beer.
Third Place: $25 gift card that can be used for Avery gear and beer.

Our special vintage beer list will be available starting at 6:00pm, so come thirsty and ready to party.

Vintage Beers Available: 6:00pm
Costume Contest Winners Announced: 8:00pm

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Sat., Oct. 29, 1-6 p.m.: 2nd Annual Halloween Craft Brew Ball Hosted by Colorado Beer Trail at Wonderland Brewing Company (5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield).

A Hauntingly Good Time
A Family Friendly Afternoon at Wonderland Brewing Co.
13 Colorado Craft Breweries. Costume Contest. 4 Hours of Sampling. Music. Food Trucks. More!
Come celebrate Halloween with Wonderland Brewing Co, Colorado Beer Trail, and local guest craft brewers in a big festival tent behind Wonderland! Event benefits the Arc of Adams County.
The event is a family-friendly Halloween experience. Costume contest, trick or treating, temporary tattoos, games, face painting, live music, local food vendors, & more!

fiction

Sat., Oct. 29, 2-11 p.m.: Halloween Party with Live Music at Fiction Beer Company (7101 E Colfax Ave, Denver).

We celebrate Halloween this year with a party!
While the sun shines, bring the kiddos for treats while you enjoy a beer. Wear your costume get $1 off all beers (no limit)!
When the sun sets, we have The Sun Dried Nanners starting at 7:00 pm. A costume contest will be held at set break. Winner takes home free beer and bragging rights (groups are welcome)!
Based in Denver, Sun-Dried Nanners sound has been described as diverse, melodic and catchy. In a world of short attention spans and ADD, if you aren’t digging one of our tunes, just try the next and you may be pleasantly surprised. From rock to reggae, jam to pop and everything in between, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Sat., Oct. 29, 6-11 p.m.: Halloween Costumes & Cocktails Party at 300 Suns Brewing (335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont).

Our mad scientists are concocting the perfect goulish beer-cocktail recipes to delight and entertain your palate. Join us for a night of fun. Costume contest with prizes at 8:00pm. We’ll be open to 11pm.

asher

Sat., Oct. 29, 6 p.m.-11:59 p.m.: Annual Halloween Party! at Asher Brewing Co. (4699 Nautilus Ct S, Ste 104, Boulder).

Happy Halloween! Come get spooky with us at our annual Halloween Party! Don’t miss out on delicious Cuban food, organic ales, live music, and a chance to win cool prizes for our costume contest!
Timeline:
5:30pm- Cuban Fusion Food Truck
6:00pm- The party begins!
8:00pm-DJ Headfridge Set 1
9-10:00pm- Costume Contest
10-12:am-DJ Headfridge Set 2
We can’t wait to see you there!

beryls

Sat., Oct. 29, 7-11 p.m.: Beryl’s Monster Mash Halloween at Beryl’s Beer Co. (3120 Blake St, Denver).

Halloween Party at Beryl’s! You don’t want to miss our 3rd annual Monster Mash Halloween Bash. Who will win our costume contest? Winner announced at 10PM with a terrific prize.
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Sat., Oct. 29, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.: Halloween Foolery at New Belgium Brewing (500 Linden Street
Fort Collins).

A wicked good gathering oozing with voodoo and villains, new brews and brujas. $10 for your soul to drink (ticket includes one complimentary beer), your bones to boogie and your alter-ego to costume-up!

oskar-blues

Sat., Oct. 29, 5-11:30 p.m.: Halloween & Kids Haunted House at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (303 Main St, Lyons).

Let the Halloween celebrations begin! Our kids OB Haunted House is back and SCARY! #getinhere to enjoy games and candy from 5-7pm.
#livemusic from Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams 8:30-11:30pm
Late Night Costume Contest: Winner chosen at set break. 1st Place gets a $50 OB Gift Card, 2nd Place gets a FREE PINT!

sanitas

Sat., Oct. 29, 8-11:30 p.m.: Sanitas Halloween Bash hosted by Acrophobia Fest at Saints Brewing (3550 Frontier Ave. Unit A, Boulder).

Sanitas Brewing Co. & Acrophobia 2.0, an acro yoga festival,
are joining forces to celebrate this haunted holiday.
Come sip the Sanitas brew, devour delicious tacos from
McDevitt Taco Supply and celebrate in your freakiest costume.
While others are tricked, we will have treats including an
Acrobatic Circus Freak show, costume contest and dance party with Artisan Jones spinning live music.

left-hand

Sat., Oct. 29, 9-11:30 p.m.: Day of the Dead Halloween Party w/ Quemando at Left Hand Brewing Co. (1265 Boston Ave, Longmont).

Join us in our Day of the Dead Halloween Bash!! Come in costume, listen to Quemando, get your face painted by our Sugar Skull face painter, and watch Thriller performed…salsa style!!
*Must be 21 years old or older to attend
IID Checking: The Tasting Room has a 100% IDing policy. Please be prepared to show a valid ID.

station-26

Sat., Oct. 29, 7-11 p.m.: Halloween Party! at Station 26 Brewing Co. (7045 E 38th Ave, Denver).

Halloween dance party and costume contest!
Costume contest results announced at 8:30. Prizes for the best costumes.
Basic Kneads Pizza will be here all day making wood fired pizzas.

alpine-dog

Sat., Oct. 29, 3 p.m.-12 a.m.: Halloween 2016 at Alpine Dog! at Alpine Dog Brewing Company (1505 Ogden St, Denver).

Howl at the Moon with us for Halloween at Alpine Dog! Come in costume for a chance to take home a filled growler as the 1st place winner, with the 2nd place costume earning a free pint… We’ll also be re-releasing our hugely popular “Liquid Pancakes” Maple Red Ale, which will only be on draught until the keg kicks for the night, so don’t miss it!
We know you’re curious what your favorite Alpine Dogs will be dressed as… and there’s only one way to find out! 😉

upslope

Sat., Oct. 29, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.: Upslope Swills & Chills – Halloween Costume Party at Lee Hill at Upslope Brewing Company (1501 Lee Hill Road N20, Boulder).

Start planning your costume and get ready for a freaky fun time with some beats, boos and brews at our Swills & Chills Halloween Costume Party!
– Live DJ! Tunes by Old Man Winters
– Costume contest @ 11 pm

>> 1st place = $40 tap room gift card + 1 case of Pumpkin Ale
>> 2nd place = $25 tap room gift card + hat or shirt
>> 3rd place = $15 + hat or shirt
– Schnibs Pretzels (8-11 pm)

pikes-peak

Sat., Oct. 29, 7-11 p.m.: Halloween at Pikes Peak Brewing at Pikes Peak Brewing (1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument).

Come dressed as your favorite Jim Henson character…. or any other character. This party will have music from The Constant Tourists, food by Vore Food Truck and of course…. amazing beers by Pikes Peak Brewing.

ratio

Sat., Oct. 29, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.: Ratio Halloween Party: Return of the Ramoans at Ratio Beerworks (2920 Larimer St, Denver).

Join us at Ratio Beerworks on Sat., Oct. 29th to celebrate Halloween with a night of special beers, crazy costumes and the return of the RaMoans.
Ratio will be also have Darklands – a hoppy brown lager, back on tap, along with Nobody’s Darlin’, a Barrel-Aged Whiskey Ale on tap along with a few special firkins.
The RaMoans (Ramones tribute band) will take the stage around 9:30pm. We’ll have costume contests throughout the night and we’ll keep the party rolling as late as the dance party allows. So join us for another year of spooky scary fun!

38state

Sat., Oct. 29, 12 p.m.-11 p.m.: Halloween Party at 38 State Brewing Company (8071 S Broadway, Ste A, Littleton).

Join us for an all day party at 38 State Brewing Company! We’re kicking things off with our guests from the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley and their adorable adoptable pups!
Noon-2 PM there will be a PET COSTUME CONTEST!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/994033487397129/
3 PM bring your children for some trick or treating and their own costume contest.
4 PM We will have a people’s choice voting on the best pumpkin carving: https://www.facebook.com/events/1023886154377292/
“Dude With The Food” food truck will be serving up food.
7 PM Miles Wide will help keep us entertained with some live music!
8 PM- Adult costume contest! Best individual and best group costumes will take home a prize! No cover!

diebolt

Sat., Oct. 29, 4-10 p.m.: Halloween Party at Diebolt Brewing Company (3855 Mariposa St, Denver).

DJ, Candy infused beer tappings at 4:00, 6:00 and 8:00. More details to come!

paradox

Sat., Oct. 29, 6-6:30 p.m.: Dog/Human Costume Contest (CLOWNS DISQUALIFIED) at Paradox Beer Company (10 Buffalo Ct, Divide, Colorado).

We are holding a costume contest on the tasting room patio at 6:00 p.m. during our Doggo de los Muertos (Dia de Los Muertos/Halloween) celebration on Saturday, Oct. 29.
Prizes go to best human costume, best dog costume, and best themed pair (dog/human or human/human).
Dia de los Muertos costumes are encouraged. HUMAN CLOWNS DISQUALIFIED (dog clowns are ok).
Come and party with us, and bring your best friend.

odd13

Sat., Oct. 29, 6-11 p.m.: Odd13’s Halloween Costume Bash at Odd13 Brewing (301 E Simpson St, Lafayette).

Come join the Odd Squad for our Annual Halloween Costume Bash! Be sure to come in your best costume for a chance to win some great prizes. Our judges will announce the winners at 9:30 pm. Rogue 2 will also be in the house, rocking some great covers.

kokopelli

Sat., Oct. 29 – Sun., Oct. 30: Halloween Festivities at Kokopelli at Kokopelli Beer Company (8931 Harlan St, Westminster).

SATURDAY 10/29
costume contest and
live music by Live Music with Corey Rezner
7-10pm
SUNDAY 10/30
FREE pumpkin carving 11am-2pm
(you provide the pumpkin, we provide the tools and clean up)
then stay and watch the Denver Broncos beat the Chargers at 2:05!

vindication

Mon., Oct. 31, 6-8:45 p.m.: Halloween Party! at Vindication Brewing Co. (6880 Winchester Cir, Boulder).

It’s Halloween, and the best way to celebrate is in costume with good beer. So, come to Vindication IN COSTUME at 6pm, and join us for a celebration. We’ll have a vote for best costume at 8pm, winner takes home a free growler of their favorite beer.
Let’s celebrate spookiness!

denver-beer-co

Mon., Oct. 31, 5-8 p.m.: HOWL-o-ween Doggie Costume Contest at Denver Beer Co (1695 Platte St, Denver).

Its time to pimp your pup in his cutest or scariest Halloween costume at DBC’s 1st Annual Howl-o-ween Doggie Costume Contest! Join us with your canine on Monday, October 31st in costume for an evening of pumpkin beer drinking and tricks and treats for doggies and humans!
We’ll be giving away $25 gift card prizes for 3 categories:
Best pup costume – solo
Best human – pup couples costume
Best pup – pup couples costume
So grab your pups and get creative! We’ll see you on Halloween for a doggone scary good time!

black-sky

Mon., Oct. 31, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.: All Hallows Eve at Black Sky at Black Sky Brewery (490 Santa Fe Dr, Denver).

Come join us to celebrate Metal Halloween! Black Sky style! with LEGION OF DEATH, Scalafrea, and Bound By Years.

Beer Events: Special GABF Week Edition!

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Photo courtesy of the Great American Beer Festival Facebook page

Whether you’re attending the Great American Beer Festival or not, there are lots of exciting beer events leading up to GABF and continuing throughout the week. While Colorado is always a great place for craft beer, GABF week is the absolute best time to be here!

***Note: I will be updating this as other event information is released, so check back! Also, there are far too many awesome events to include in this one post; these are just some of my personal picks. See my Facebook Events page for even more good stuff!***

townie-fest

Sat., Oct. 1, 1-5 p.m.: 1st Annual Townie Fest at The Post Brewing (105 W. Emma St., Lafayette).

Uptown, downtown, eastside, westside; we’re all townies and we all need a beer when we meet. Townie Fest is a day of fun with the friends and family and all Townies are welcome. Oktoberfest is happening in Germany and costumes are welcomed! Great American Beer Fest is the next weekend, didn’t get a ticket? Great! Come to Townie Fest and get your drink on and earn yourself a chance at GABF tickets for 2016!
We’ll have a “Celebrity Dunk Tank” for all to dunk their favorite local celebrity. Lots of games and activities to keep you laughing, and winning awesome prizes including an all expenses paid trip to Portland Oregon to tour some breweries!
We’ll have special tappings throughout the day – so get here early and stay a while to get be a part of all the excitement! We’ll have a boot-stomping good time to start it off with a local jam and end with live music from Malai Llama.

fresh-hop

Sat., Oct. 1, 1-4 p.m.: 11th Annual Fresh Hop Fest at The Future Home of Brewery Liberati (2403 Champa St., Denver).

The beer-centric minds of the Colorado Brewers Guild, Falling Rock Tap House, and Two Parts have done it again! We present to you: The 11th Annual Falling Rock Fresh Hop Festival!
This year’s event has landed in a new and improved location—the old Golden Bell Press building, and the future home of Liberati Brewing is located just a few blocks from Falling Rock. This event showcases a medley of fresh hopped beers created by breweries from across the country. The majority of beers will come from the greater Colorado area, but some out-of-state guests will grace us with their presence as well!
What in the heck is a fresh hopped beer? Here’s the timeline… Hops growers have about 24 hours to get the hops from the farm to the brewery’s drying kiln before they start showing signs of spoilage. But if these hops are utilized within that 24-hour window, then eureka, we’ve got ourselves one heck of a beer! These beers are exciting because each one is different, all have varied levels of hoppy flavor, and are super exclusive due to the fresh hop process. Don’t miss out!
Ticket includes entry to the event, unlimited libations, and a commemorative glass. Trust us when we say it will be worth every penny. Buy now and save. At door prices will increase by five dollars (if any tickets remain)…

gratitude

Sat., Oct. 1, 2 p.m.-11:59 p.m.: Gratitude 2016 at Our Mutual Friend Brewery (2810 Larimer St, Denver).

It’s time for Gratitude! A celebration of friendship and the beer made possible by it. Every year (the Saturday before GABF) we take the opportunity to celebrate you! We wouldn’t be where we are today without the support of our customers, friends, family, and countless people in the craft beer industry.
To show our appreciation we will have $4 standard and $5 special release pours all day! Over 20 beers on tap! At least 6 bottle releases (including Gratitude 3 sour ale)! Food trucks! Music! Giveaways! No ticket required.

corner-office

Sun., Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m.: Brewers Brunch with Ska Brewing Company and Peach Street Distillers at The Corner Office (1401 Curtis St, Denver).

Course 1 – Crispy cabbage roll with blonde dubbel hot mustard + cilantro japanses mayo paired with True Blonde Dubbel 
Course 2 – Pork carnita sopes with citrus black beans + pico paired with Modus Mandarina IPA.
Course 3 – Slow cooked ESB beef rib, tender belly ham + smoky blue drizzle paired with ESB Special Ale
Course 4 – Double chocolate ten tin shake paired with Ten Pin Porter

falling-rock

Mon., Oct. 4, 5 p.m.: Annual GABF Tapping Party at Falling Rock Tap House (1919 Blake St., Denver).

Join us as we celebrate the Great American Beer Festival in our own special way! Featuring many of the great beers we are are known for carrying as well as some special kegs including new, fun and one-off beers from our friends. Be there early to get a good spot for watching the clock count down to zero and toast the start of one of the Greatest Weeks in Beer!

freshcraft

Mon., Oct. 3-Sat., Oct. 8: GABF Week at Freshcraft (1530 Blake St., Denver).

Freshcraft has special tappings and events all week long, starting on Monday Oct. 3rd and going through Saturday Oct. 8th. Click on individual events for more information:
Mon., Oct. 3: Wild & Sour Monday
Tue., Oct. 4: Local Showcase Tuesday 
Wed., Oct. 5: Upslope Brewing 
Thur., Oct. 6: Casey Brewing and Blending, Cigar City Brewing, and Ska x Telluride Spirit Animal Night 
Fri., Oct. 7: Odell x Wicked Weed, Left Hand Warrior Firkin Tapping, and Stone, Green Flash, Station 26 and Melvin 
Sat., Oct. 8: Breakfast with The Bruery and Surly Brewing 

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Mon., Oct. 3, 4-7 p.m.: Meet the Brewer at Strange Craft (1330 Zuni St, Unit M, Denver).

Our brewer, Tim Myers, will be giving tours every 30 min. He’ll lead a Q&A about Strange Craft beers and share samples. Limited to 10 people each half hour. Signup sheet in the tasting room.

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Mon., Oct. 3, 6-9 p.m.: GABF Launch Party with Great Divide at Avanti F&B (3200 Pecos St, Denver).

We are working on our line up for GABF week, and its all going to start here with our Great Divide Launch Party! Going to be a great week for craft beer, we hope to see you here.

first-draft-stone

Mon., Oct. 3, 5-10 p.m.: Stone + First Draft Collab Release at First Draft Taproom & Kitchen (1309 26th St, Denver).

We collaborated with Stone on a crazy blend to create Stone Mixtape Ale vol. 15 – Brett the Rockies. With the help of Stone’s Senior Manager of Brewing and Innovation Steve Gonzalez, we blended a Brett-fermented foudre blend with Stone Ruination 2.0, and added cannibis oil as a finishing touch.
Come try this one-of-a-kind beer at First Draft starting Monday during GABF week. We’ll also be tapping Stone Barrel-Aged Brown Ale with Balaton Sour Cherries and Stone Cali-Belgique aged in Tequila Barrels!

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Tue., Oct. 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Beers Made by Walking at Denver Museum of Nature & Science (2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver).

Beers Made By Walking invites brewers to go on nature hikes and create new beers inspired by plants identified on the trail. Each beer is a unique, drinkable portrait of the landscape. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Museum. Must be 21+ to attend. Tickets are $35. 
Participating breweries: Baere, Black Project, Bonfire, Burial (NC), Cerebral, Crazy Mountain, Crooked Stave, Dry Dock, Elevation, Fiction, Fieldhouse, Fonta Flora (NC), Great Divide , Happy Leaf Kombucha, Hopworks (OR), Horse and Dragon, Living The Dream, Mockery, Odd 13, Odell, Our Mutual Friend, Paradox, Ratio, Riff Raff, Scratch (IL), Spangalang, Stem Cider, Strange Craft, TRiNiTY, TRVE, Goldspot + The Grateful Gnome collaboration.

wtf

Tue., Oct. 4, 6-10 p.m.: What the Funk!? Invitational 2016 at Exdo Event Center (1399 35th St., Denver).

What the Funk!? Invitational is a celebration of all things barrel-aged from boozy and strong to wild, sour, and funky. Sponsored by Denver-based brewery Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project and Shelton Brothers this festival features numerous breweries from across the United States and around the World making some of the best Barrel-aged libations. For more information and tickets please visit wtfinvitational.com

odd13

Tue., Oct. 4, 5-10 p.m.: Odd13 Brewing Showcase at First Draft Taproom & Kitchen (1309 26th St, Denver).

We’re getting the GABF party started early with some great offerings from Odd13 Brewing! The Odd13 crew will be in the house with giveaways as well. Taplist includes:
– Codename Superduper Fan
– Hawaiian Bartender
– The Economist
– Codename Superfan
– Boulder Brett
– Chainsaw the Princess of Karate (collab with Big Choice Brewing. Proceeds from Odd13 Taproom sales go to support breast cancer charities)

crafty-fox

Tue., Oct. 4-Fri., Oct. 7: GABF Week Events at The Crafty Fox (3901 Fox St, Denver).

Tue., Oct. 4: The Crafty Fox & CSA Distributing Present GABF Gems! Come on down to The Crafty Fox on Tuesday October 4th and try some rare beer gems! We will be tapping fun rare beers from the following breweries: Lawsons, Bell’s, Half Acre, Two Roads, Council, Perennial, Fremont, Jack’s Abby, Boneyard, Gigantic, Blackberry Farms, Stillwater, Off Color, La Cumbre, Greenbench, Almanac, Ecliptic, Crux, Cascade, AleSong, Jolly Pumpkin, Against the Grain, and Lord Hobo!
Wed., Oct. 5: The Crafty Fox & Horse and Dragon Food/Beer Pairing! We will be teaming up with Horse & Dragon Brewery out of Fort Collins and doing a custom food and beer menu. We will be pairing a fun custom food menu with their Sad Panda Coffe Stout, Bounty of the Bine Fresh Hop Pale Ale, The Agitated Aardvark Imperial IPA, The Scottish Tradesman Rum Barrel Aged Coconut Porter, Perambluation Gose, and Harry Hughes Aggie Jasmine Green Tea Pale Ale! Not only will be have some fun food/beer pairings we will also be cooking the food with their spent grain, hops, wort, and yeast.
Thur., Oct. 6: The Crafty Fox presents Wicked Weed! We will be teaming up with Wicked Week Brewery out of North Carolina and we will be tapping 21+ of their rare beers. Like sours, IPAs, stouts?! Well, Wicked Weed will be sending out a very diverse lineup of beers which will help showcase the brewery. Come on down and help us welcome Wicked Weed to Colorado!
Thur., Oct. 6: The Crafty Fox presents Odd 13! We will be tapping some of the rarest beers that Odd 13 Brewery out of Lafayette CO has to offer! Like Odd 13 beers? Well, we will be tapping some of Odd 13’s heaviest hitters.
Fri., Oct. 7: Bellingham Beer in Denver w/ Melvin & Crooked Stave! Check out Bellingham’s finest breweries as they visit the Crafty Fox in Denver on October 7th from 4:00 PM – close! Drink beer and win prizes!
 hops-and-pie

Wed., Oct. 5, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.: CSA Portfolio Tasting at Hops & Pie (3920 Tennyson St, Denver).

Featuring Beer FromThese Breweries:
3 Floyds
Beachwood Brewing& BBQ
Perennial
Creature Comforts
Stillwater
Melvin
Boneyard
Scratch
Blackberry Farms
Fremont
Almanac
La Cumbre
Green Bench
OffColor
Alesoong
Two Roads
Half Acre
Jester King
Fonta Flore
Lawson’s

jax

Wed., Oct. 5, 4 p.m.: Jax LoDo pre-GABF party featuring Bad Mutha’ Shucka at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar LoDo (1539 17th St., Denver).

Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and happy hour runs 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar LoDo will be the official GABF headquarters for The Post Brewing Company. On Wed., October 5, the day before the festival kicks off, Jax LoDo will host a pre-GABF party with a special tapping of Cask-Conditioned, Dry-Hopped Bad Mutha’ Shucka. Weighing in at 5.75% ABV, this amber ale is dripping in citrus and tropical fruit aromas supported by a classic, full malt flavor. It was brewed from American 2-row barley malt, Munich malt and two types of crystal malt for a rich and satisfying malt profile. The beer was hopped with a blend of Cascade, Willamette and Azacca hops resulting in a distinctly fruity, American hop aroma and flavor. And while no oysters were harmed in the making of Bad Mutha’ Shucka, it pairs exceptionally well with a dozen on the half-shell.
This one-of-a-kind firkin will offer beer fans a different drinking experience. Similar to the cask-conditioned ales that fill beer halls across Europe, this batch of Bad Mutha’ Shucka was put into the cask immediately after the initial brew, at which point an enormous amount of dry hops was added. And until it is tapped, no one will know what it tastes like!
Jax LoDo will feature five additional Post Brewing Co. beers on October 5, and Brewmaster Bryan Selders himself will be in-house to tap the firkin, answer questions about cask beer and beer in general, and throw back a pint or two. Complimentary snacks will be provided, and guests drinking POST beer can enjoy $1.50 oysters all night long. Also, anyone drinking from the firkin will get a chance to win a $100 Big Red F gift card.

1400-miles

Wed., Oct. 5-Sat., Oct. 8: Beerliner & Chill: Brewers Health Initiative at 14th & Stout, Denver).

When: Wednesday, October 5th – Saturday October 8th
Texas Craft Beer Showcase: 3-5 PM and 10-12 PM EVERY DAY
FREE PSA TESTS: Onsite Thursday from 12:00pm-5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm.
30 SECOND FUNDRAISER | Worlds’ Largest #shotgunfriday 11:00pm Friday
Tickets: Prepaid Tickets Available.
$10 Day tickets (good for afternoon and night session) $10/wristband
$30 4-Day Tickets (valid all 4 days!)
$5 #ShotgunFriday Token (must have a token to get a canned beer)
Food Available for purchase inside the event from Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

This awesome event is brought to you by 1400 Miles with some generous help from our friends at Pints for Prostates, Prostate Conditions Education Council, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and more.
Don’t forget, #dontfearthefinger, y’all! See you in Denver!

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Wed., Oct. 5, 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m.: Breast Friends w/TRVE, Ratio, Burial and Revolution at Hi-Dive (7 S Broadway, Denver).

Join TRVE Brewing, Ratio Beerworks, Burial Beer Co. and Revolution Brewing for a night of pre-GABF fun. These four Breast Friend breweries have teamed up for a tap takeover and punk rock / metal music showcase featuring Cloud Catcher, Space In Time, Major Sports, and Cheap Perfume all benefiting Keep A Breast Foundation!
Doors open at 8:30 show begins at 9pm, tickets are available for $10 via the Hi-Dive Denver.

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Wed., Oct. 5, 4-10 p.m.: GABF ORDEAL: HMLS Pig Roast at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids & Solids (1555 S Hover Road, Longmont).

The Oskar Blues ORDEAL is back, and we’re showcasing our beers, our brewery, and the brand new outdoor patio and stage at Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids and Solids. You’re going to be treated to an all you can eat family-style Pig Roast as well as the brewery experience at the Longmont Brewery and Tasty Weasel tap room! Don’t wait! There are a limited number of tickets available, so save your spot right away!
Come on out for some live music courtesy of Coop and the Chicken Pluckers, good times, and great beers on Wednesday, October 5, to indoctrinate you to the Great American Beer Festival.  We’ve arranged for transportation from the Denver Hyatt Regency to the brewery and back in the ORDEAL Ride Along ticket. Don’t need a ride? We’ve got you covered with the ORDEAL Local Ticket.  Festivities will kick off at HMLS at 6:30 PM.

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Wed., Oct. 5, 5-10 p.m.: Pre-GABF Shindig! at Tivoli Brewing (900 Auraria Pkwy, Denver).

It’s that time of year again!  And just as you’d expect, we’re going to kick this week off the only way we know how…Party!
Join our mischief and bafoonery Wednesday October 5th!

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Wed., Oct. 5, 6-10 p.m.: Offensively Delicious, a Craft Beer Comedy Show at McNichols Building (144 W Colfax Ave, Denver).

Offensively Delicious is a celebration of the craft and personality behind the beer industry. Laugh the night away with 10 breweries and 4 comedians. The event begins with a sampling from 10 breweries. At 8 PM brewers take the stage to crack some jokes. After the brewers’ stand-up, local and national comedians take the stage and are certain to leave the crowd rolling in their seats. Headliners for Offensively Delicious are Beth Stelling and Matt Braunger (bios below). This event is a nonprofit fundraiser for the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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Thur., Oct. 6-Sat., Oct. 8: Great American Beer Festival (SOLD OUT) at Colorado Convention Center (700 14th Street, 14th and Stout Streets, Denver).

The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition. Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation. GABF was founded in 1982, and has been growing and evolving along with the American craft brewing industry ever since.

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Thur., Oct. 6, 12-2:30 p.m.: GABF Pre-Party at Strange Craft (1330 Zuni St, Unit M, Denver).

• Beer tasting
• Keep the Pint Glass and get a free fill
• Pretzel kit to make your own necklace
• Brewery tour
$10 Signup sheet in the tasting room

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Thur., Oct. 6, 7 p.m.-12 a.m.: 4th Annual Fifty Firkin Fiasco at Epic Brewing Co. (3001 Walnut St., Denver).

Join us for our 4th Annual Fifty Firkin Fiasco! Our brewers have put together 50 unique firkins for your enjoyment as you wander through the brewery to sample all of them. Be a part of history, be a part of the fun and chaos of this popular event!
Ticket price includes unlimited sampling of the 50 Firkins from 7pm – Midnight. Last call is at 11:45pm. Food and Souvenir t-shirts sold separately.
General admission tickets will be available for $30 until October 5th (price does not include shirt). A limited amount of tickets will be available the day of at the door for $45 (price does not include shirt).  Must be 21+, must have valid photo ID (non-expired: passports, military ID, driver’s license or state issued ID cards).

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Thur., Oct. 6, 5-11 p.m.: Three Floyds Night at LowDown Brewery + Kitchen (800 Lincoln St., Denver).

We are so excited to host Three Floyds Brewing the Thursday of GABF this year!!! We will have all of our own craft beer plus four offerings from this amazing brewery. Join us! No tickets. No reservations. Just drinking, eating and happiness.

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Thur., Oct. 6, 10 p.m.-12 a.m.: 120 Minute Happy Hour with Sam Calagione! at Avanti F&B (3200 Pecos St, Denver).

Join us for a GABF after party with Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Beer! We will be featuring flights of everyone’s favorite IPA, the 120 Minute from 2007, 2009, and 2011. Who better to taste with than the man himself? Join in celebrating the 120 minute IPA with 120 minutes of party!

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Thur., Oct. 6-Sun., Oct. 9: Mexican Chocolate Stout Tap and Bomber Releases at Copper Kettle Brewing Co. (1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver).

October 6 – We will release the first of four new adaptations of our 2011 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner, Mexican Chocolate Stout! Coffee Mexican Chocolate Stout – brewed with Pablo’s coffee, cinnamon, cacao nibs, and chili peppers to create this rich, historical Central American inspired desert drink with a coffee twist. – ABV: 7%, IBU: 50
October 7 – We will release the second of four new adaptations of our 2011 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner, Mexican Chocolate Stout! Pumpkin Mexican Chocolate Stout – brewed with pumpkin, cinnamon, cacao nibs, and chili peppers to create this rich, historical Central American inspired desert drink. – ABV: 7%, IBU: 50
October 8 – We will release the third of four new adaptations of our 2011 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner, Mexican Chocolate Stout! Double Chocolate Mexican Chocolate Stout – brewed with cinnamon, a double dose of cacao nibs, and chili peppers to create this rich, historical Central American inspired desert drink. – ABV: 7%, IBU: 50
October 9 – We will release the fourth new adaptation of our 2011 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner, Mexican Chocolate Stout!Vanilla Bean Mexican Chocolate Stout – brewed with vanilla bean, cinnamon, cacao nibs, and chili peppers to create this rich, historical Central American inspired desert drink with a vanilla twist. – ABV: 7%, IBU: 50

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Thur., Oct. 6-Sat., Oct. 8, 3-8 p.m.: GABF Celebration at Avery Brewing Co. (4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder).

Who is ready for GABF?!! We are!!! In case you weren’t able to get tickets, or if you just want to come by and grab some beer and grub we will be hanging at the brewery both inside and out. We will have food tents and the draft trailer rolling outside as well as Tap Room and restaurant open. Food tents will be running Thursday 3-8pm and Friday/Saturday 3-8pm. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Thur., Oct. 6, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.: Star Bar After Party hosted by New Belgium at Star Bar (2137 Larimer St, Denver).

The legendary after party for the first GABF session continues!
Tappings Include: Whiskey Barrel-Aged Fat Tire, NBB Love Blackberry Oscar, NBB Love Apple Felix, Peach Wheat Wine, Tart Lychee, RockStar

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Fri., Oct. 7, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.: GABF week Tapping: Casey Brewing & Blending and Cascade Brewing at Hops & Pie (3920 Tennyson St, Denver).

Featuring:
From Casey –
Cherry Cut : Balaton
Cherry CFP :Attika
Apricot Cut
East Bank
Cherry CFP : Golden Cherry
From Cascade –
Elderberry
Black Cap Raspberry
2014 Project : Noyaux
Sang Noir
Manhattan Project

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Fri., Oct. 7, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: GABF ORDEAL: Gospel Brunch at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids & Solids (1555 S Hover Road, Longmont).

Come on out for some live music and the brewery experience on Friday, October 7, and get saved before the Friday session of the Great American Beer Festival.
The Oskar Blues ORDEAL is back, and we’re showcasing our beers, our brewery, and the brand new outdoor patio and stage at Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids and Solids. You’re going to be treated to Gospel Brunch, live music courtesy of the Jonny Barber Gospel Review with Erica Brown, as well as the brewery experience at the Longmont Brewery and Tasty Weasel tap room! Don’t wait! There are a limited number of tickets available, so save your spot right away!
We’ve arranged for transportation from the Denver Hyatt Regency to the brewery and back in the ORDEAL Ride Along ticket. Don’t need a ride? We’ve got you covered with the ORDEAL Local Ticket.  Festivities will kick off at HMLS at 10:30 AM.

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Fri., Oct. 7, 3-9 p.m.: 2016 GABF Collaboration Celebration at Denver Beer Co. (1550 Platte St., Denver).

Come celebrate the Great American Beer Festival! We will be introducing 6 collaboration brews with some amazing breweries from around the country. Plus, live music, food trucks, block party, games, photobooth, and more! Entrance is FREE and open to the public!
Beer Tickets: $25 gets you:
A 2016 Collaboration Celebration Commemorative Glass
8 oz. pour of each of the 6 Collaboration Celebration Beers
PLUS – $5 from every ticket goes to our charity partner, First Descents!

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Fri., Oct. 7, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.: Levitt Pavilion Denver Live! at Summit Music Hall (1902 Blake St, Denver).

Levitt Pavilion Denver Live! with Jameson Irish Whiskey and Great Divide Brewing Co. present a special evening of music, drinks, and food at The Summit Music Hall Friday, October 7, 2016.
This event celebrates the final show of the season for Levitt Pavilion Denver’s free concert programming with performances by 2016 The Voice runner-up, Laith Al-Saadi, along with Colorado’s rising star Brent Cowles and Austin mainstay Garrett Lebeau Band.
Tickets are only $25 and 100% of ticket sales will benefit the Levitt Pavilion Denver (501(c)(3), a local non-profit focused on elevating the local music scene and increasing accessibility to live music through construction of the new Levitt Pavilion in Ruby Hill Park, a free music venue opening in July of 2017.
Each $25 ticket includes:
– An exclusive opportunity to try ‘The Smoothness’, a Jameson and Great Divide collaboration beer
– Jameson Irish Whisky
– Great Divide Brewing CO. beer
– Sliders, appetizers and more.
Must be 21+ to attend.

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Sat., Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: GABF Brewers Breakfast: Burritos & Barleywines at Denver Beer Co. (1695 Platte St, Denver).

A little hair-of-the-dog always helps during GABF weekend. It also helps get the party going again! Saturday, October 8 we will serve up a Brewer’s Breakfast:$12 for an awesome smothered breakfast burrito & a glass of barleywine!

If barleywine is not your breakfast bevie of choice, we’ll have a few of our other aged big beers on tap for the tasting.

Roll out of bed, put your sunglasses on, and get here while the burritos last!

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Sat., Oct. 8, 10 a.m.: Special GABF Bottle Releases at Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales (1290 S. Broadway, Denver).

Join us on Saturday, October 8th at 10am for a special release of MULTIPLE beers, new and old! We are clearing out a bit of the back-cellar and have a couple never-before-released bottles. Note that ALL of these bottles will be extremely limited, and the list is subject to change:
NEW RELEASES
-LUNEX – Spontaneous Blended Sour with Corvus Coffee
-DREAMLAND (Batch 3) – never released in bottles
CELLAR STOCK
-кальмар Spontaneous Imperial Gose
-SUPERCRUISE Tempranillo
-DREAMLAND (Batch 1) – Waxed and capped old-school bottle
-DREAMLAND (Batch 2)
-VOODOO (Batch 1)
-ELSEWHERE (Batch 1)
-JUMPSEAT (Batch 2) (cold-stored since release)
-EJECTOR (Batch 1) (cold-stored since release)
-JUMPSEAT (Batch 3)
-EJECTOR (Batch 2)
-Probably some other stuff that I find a couple bottles of 😉

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Sat., Oct. 8, 4-10 p.m.: Bottlefest 2016 Sponsored by Tavour at First Draft Taproom & Kitchen (1309 26th St, Denver).

Sample some of the tastiest brews ever put into a bottle! A mini beerfest with the cream of the crop craft beer. Buy tokens to use for 4 oz. pours of high quality suds. Bottle list includes: Casey Brewing & Blending, Cantillon, Jester King, Avery, Tilquin, Drie Fonteinen, Hill Farmstead, Paradox Beer Co, The Bruery, Lawson’s, Westbrook, and much much more!
Limited space available. Purchase a timeslot for $10 to guarantee attendence and receive 6 tokens. Tokens will be sold first come first serve on the day of the event at $2 per token.
Purchase Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bottlefest-2016-sponsored-by-tavour-tickets-27687326539

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Sat., Oct. 8., 9 p.m.-12 a.m.: 2nd Annual Ratio Karaoke GABF After-Party at Ratio Beerworks (2920 Larimer St, Denver).

You made it! You survived GABF, now let’s party! After the final session of the Great American Beer Festival on Sat., Oct. 8, join the Ratio Beerworks team in belting out some of your favorite hits and sending off the final night in a blaze of glory! We will be firing up the karaoke machine around 9pm so come prepared to throw-down your go-to tune. Everyone is welcome join the party, but if you bring your brewers badge and sign up to sing a song, your first beer is on us. Additionally, we’ll be tapping some serious heat during the party, to put the kibosh on a massive weekend.

4th Annual Brewer’s Alley

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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!

Valentine’s Day Events for Beer Lovers 2016

My February Beer Events post is up, but here is a special one solely dedicated to beer events on Valentine’s Day/weekend. There are several fun things to do with your sweetheart or your friends!

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Fri., Feb. 12-Sun., Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day at The Post Brewing Co. (105 West Emma St., Lafayette).

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, The POST will be serving a special, super romantic menu all weekend long. The three courses will be offered individually or as a set menu and each comes with an optional beer, wine, or cocktail pairing:
First course: Wood-roasted Oysters Rockefeller – $12, Paired with 9 oz. Lil’ Buddy Bitter $3 
Second course: Rotisserie Pork Loin – creamy toasted barley, greens, & apricot mustard – $19, Paired with 9 oz. Belgian Tripel – $3 
DessertChocolate Dessert for Two – $8, Paired with 9 oz. Cul-de-Sac Stout $3
**Optional wine pairing – $18 for all 3:**
First courseFreixenet Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Wine $5
Second courseBodegas Zerran Montsant Syrah-Grenache-Carignan $10
Third courseBera Brachetto $6
**Optional cocktail pairing – $18 for all 3:**
First course‘New England’ 75 – vodka, lime, cranberry-douglas fir syrup, sparkling wine $6
Second coursePost Manhattan – rye Whiskey, Dolin Sweet Vermouth, charred cedar bitters $8.5
Third courseChocolate Martini $6.5 – vodka, 1921 crema, chocolate, cream
For more information and to make reservations please contact The POST at (303) 593-2066.

Coda

Sat., Feb. 13, 3 p.m.: Beer is My Valentine at Coda Brewing (2101 Ursula Ct, Aurora). 

Two beer releases, elegant music on stringed instruments, chocolate covered strawberries and THOU: a perfect Valentine’s Day celebration!

Wonderland

Sat., Feb. 13, 6-7 p.m.: Beer and Cheese Pairing at Wonderland Brewing (5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield).

That time of year is quickly approaching. Yes, that time to get all ooey-gooey and show someone you care… And we know how you can do just that.
Attend the Second Annual Beer and Cheese Pairing at Wonderland!
Join us and The Cheese Course Boulder for a night out with three lip-smacking craft beers and three ooey-gooey gourmet cheeses paired with diligence. Your heart will be filled with love (and your tummy too…).
Price: $15 per person
How: Reserve your spot(s) by February 12th by visiting the Wonderland tasting room and purchasing your ticket with a beertender. Space is limited. Please arrive 15 min. early as we will begin right at 6pm.

Barrels

Sat., Feb. 13, 6-10 p.m.: Hoppily Ever After at Barrels and Bottles Brewery (600 12th St., Golden).

Hoppily Ever After
We are re-marring or marrying 4 couples on Feb 13th.
We’ve got it all covered:
Minister
Photographer
Decorations/Flowers
Cake
DJ
Memories
Fun
What a way to celebrate LOVE!
For more information or to be considered, please send an email to barrelsbottles@gmail.com

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Sat., Feb. 13, 7 p.m.: Sweetheart Soiree: A Dessert & Beer Pairing at Two22 Brew (4550 S Reservoir Rd, Centennial).

Sweetheart Soiree: A Dessert & Beer Pairing
$25 for one dessert flight + one beer flight
Pick one of the following dessert flights to be paired with an appropriate flight of beer:
Chocolate Delight (5 chocolate themed desserts)
Fruits of Passion (5 fruit themed desserts)
Romantic Assortment (5 assorted desserts)
Dessert Features include: Chocolate Lava Cupcake, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Coconut Cupcake, + many more)
Tickets bought before Monday, February 8th receive a free pint card with purchase.
$2 of every sale go towards our charity of the month, Aurora Warms the Night.

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Sun., Feb. 14, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.: Anti-Valentine’s Day Party at Wynkoop Brewing Co. (1634 18th St., Denver).

Ewww. Valentine’s Day giving you the creeps?
Join us at Wynkoop for an Anti-Valentine’s Day affair with craft beer, people you don’t hate and free pool, all in a PDA-less environment. Why didn’t anyone think of this? Well we did. And you’re welcome. See you the 14th.

Fiction

Sun., Feb. 14, 1 p.m.: Beer and Cupcake Pairing at Fiction Beer Co. (7101 E Colfax Ave, Denver).

Fiction Beer Company and Cake Crumbs Bakery present a Beer and Cupcake pairing event!
Choose from eight different beer and cupcake pairings!
Come celebrate Valentine’s Day or come celebrate Single’s Awareness Day but dont miss the chance to celebrate beer and cupcakes!

Alpine Dog

Sun., Feb. 14, 6 p.m.: Valentine’s Day Oyster & Beer Pairing at Alpine Dog (1505 Ogden St, Denver).

We are teaming up with our friends from Colorado Raw to Bring you a catered oyster and beer pairing meal at the brewery! 4 oyster varieties with 4 suggested beer pairings then choose your favorite 2 oysters to go with your favorite pint! Seats are $30, then oysters after the pairing go for $3 a piece with $1 off pints! Reserve your spot via Eventbrite!

Denver Beer

Sun., Feb. 14, 6-9 p.m.: Valentine’s Day Beer & Chocolate Pairing at Denver Beer Co. (1695 Platte St., Denver).

Show your Valentine how much you love them with the two best things on the planet: BEER + CHOCOLATE.
Denver’s very own Chocolate Lab will create some amazing, artisinal chocolates paired with variations of one of our favorite beers – Graham Cracker Porter!
$25 for 4 GCP Beer Tasters + 4 Chocolates from Chocolate Lab. No tickets needed, just come into the Taproom between 6-9pm to get your pairing.
BEER LIST – CHOCOLATES COMING SOON!
Graham Cracker Porter
Like a campfire in a glass, this robust beauty has seductive notes of vanilla, smoked cedar, and mulling spices. A dark pour with mild lacing, she is a rollercoaster of lush chocolate diving into a semi-dry finish of roasted malt and biscuit. 5.6% ABV
Coffee Graham Cracker Porter
An 8% ABV version of Graham Cracker Porter aged on Nicaraguan Bella Aurora Coffee from Coda Coffee. Chocolate, Caramel, Graham Crackers, and Coffee. Oh yeah!
Chocolate Coconut Graham Cracker Porter
GCP aged on dark chocolate, flaked coconut, and vanilla beans. 5.6% ABV, Kaapooowwww!!!
Chile Graham Cracker Porter
Our classic Graham Cracker Porter kicked up a notch with the addition of dried chiles. 5.6% ABV
PS – A Valentine is not provided or required for this event.

Triangle

Sun., Feb. 14, 12-6 p.m.: RiNo Love Triangle, hosted by Rackhouse Pub (2875 Blake St., Denver).

Valentine’s Day progressive beer and cider dinner. 3 courses. 3 locations. 3 hour lovefest.
Menu + Pairings:
Course One: Hosted at Epic
Cheese and Beer
Course Two: Hosted at The Rackhouse partnered with C Squared
Pork Ossobuco. Roasted Carrot Puree. Risotto. Shaved Parm. Pickled Beets. Paired with C Squared Ciders: Alma, Ginger and Nona

Course Three: Hosted at Ratio partnered with Crapefull
Dessert and Beer

Strange

Sun., Feb. 14, 6:30-9:30 p.m.: Valentine’s Day Dinner Pairing at Strange Craft Beer Company (1330 Zuni St, Unit M, Denver)

‘tis passing strange: our passed sexy hors d’oeurves
  • Oysters poached in champagne and butter: Hot Latin pork skewers
  • Crab crepe kisses
  • 10 oz pour ColoREDo
“Enter” course
  • Cupids Salmon with asparagus risotto and shrimp saffron butter
  • 10 oz pour Breakfast Grapefruit IPA
The Main Affair
  • Truffle Roasted Marbled Beef Loin with pomegranate scented cracked pepper beef jus,
  • Silky soft potatoes and red hearts of beets
  • 10 oz pour Little Bit Bad Stout
Finale
  • French Press Chocolate Soup with raspberries and whipped cream
  • 10 oz pour Chocolate Raspberry Love Stout
$69 per person (excluding gratuity)

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Sun., Feb. 14, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Brushes & Brews and Time for Dezzerts at Dry Dock Brewing (South Dock: 15120 E. Hampden Ave, Aurora).

This Valentine’s Day, Time For Dezzerts will be slingin’ Apricot Blonde cupcakes at South Dock (located at 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014) from 11:30am to 3:30 pm, and Brushes & Brews will take place in the barrel room at 2pm. Reserve your spot for Brushes & Brews here, and don’t miss our Valentine’s Day celebration!

BRU

Sat., Feb. 14, 4:30-10 p.m.: Barley & Hops for Beer Lovers Dinner at BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats (5290 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder)

Join us on Valentine’s Day for a very special dinner devoted to all things barley and hops. For reservations call 720.638.5193, $50pp.
ONE
CHILLED EAST COAST OYSTER beer mignonette gelee // horseradish tomato tuile
3 B’s ESB
TWO (choice of)
WILD SALMON TARTAR fuggle hop cracker // beer vinegar // golden caviar crème fraîche // quail egg // red onion
5290 SAISON Tangerines
~or~
HOP CURED LONZA beer mustard // crispy bread stick // malt-onion syrup // cornichons
OBITUS AMERICAN BROWN ALE dates // caramelized sugar
THREE (choice of)
HEIRLOOM GRAIN & CITRUS SALAD avocados // orange // citrus cascade hop vinaigrette // watercress
BELUX BELGIAN STYLE PALE ALE lemongrass // blackpepper
~or~
LOBSTER NOODLE SOUP malt glazed pork belly // orzo pasta // sliced leeks // hop scented oil
SOLUS PATERSBIER coriander // bitter orange
FOUR (choice of)
MALT CRUSTED DIVER SCALLOPS wood roast beets // micro greens salad // cauliflower potato puree // hop butter sauce
ENGLISH STYLE IPA
~or~
OVEN ROASTED HOP MARINADE SIRLOIN malted rye mushrooms sauce // charred asparagus // manchego grit cake
RIGLEY RED RYE IPA
DESSERT FOR TWO
HOT CHOCOLATE & CHURROS chocolate & cinnamon churros // malted mexican hot chocolate // hopped cajeta
LOCH WEE HEAVY SCOTCH ALE

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Sat., Feb. 13-Sun., Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day In Loveland

Stay and Play in Loveland: These Valentines Packages Have Something for Everyone!
Book your FUN Valentine’s Package, in and around Loveland, CO.
Pick the tour that suits your style!
Brunch & Brew – February 13th
VIP Brunch & Brew – February 14th
Spirits Tour – February 13th

Craft Chronicles: Get Yours Now!

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It’s patio weather in Denver! Do you enjoy craft beer? Do you like a great deal? Now through May 31, Imbibe’s Craft Chronicles allows Denverities the opportunities to explore Breckenridge Brewery, Denver Beer Co., Epic Brewing and Our Mutual Friend Tenth Acre and Brewery like never before.

How does Craft Chronicles work?

Purchase a package to the brewery of your choice. Participating breweries are:

  • Breckenridge Brewery (471 Kalamath Street, Denver, CO 80204)
  • Denver Beer Co. (1695 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202)
  • Epic Brewing (3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205)
  • Our Mutual Friend Tenth Acre and Brewery (2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205).

Cruise to the brewery. Show your voucher to the bartender upon arrival. The bartender scans the barcode and your tasting begins. Drink up, take some pictures and share your experience. Buy another package and explore more breweries.

Craft Chronicles is available in two package options.

  • Craft Regular – $25
    Four 4oz. samplers + two full pours + limited edition can glass. Includes tip!
  • Craft Connoisseur – $30
    Four 4oz. samplers + 2 full pours + limited edition can glass + six pack of beer to take home. Includes tip!

This program was designed to encourage beer lovers to stop for a minute and learn about the stories behind these beers. To celebrate the season even more, Our Mutual Friend recently updated their Craft Chronicles offerings. You can now sip Proletariat, Gose, Marion (Brett pale), and Chinook Red Ale.

Take advantage of this excellent deal while it lasts!

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3 Weeks Til GABF 2012! Today: Using Food in Beer

That’s right, folks. Only three short weeks until this year’s GABF!!! Last week I posted some recipes for cooking with beer and hops, and today I’m thinking about all the great beers out there that are made with some sort of food. I had an interesting one yesterday: Stone’s Smoked Porter with Chipotle Peppers. It was really good. And upon reflecting on my favorites from GABF 2011, I realized I really enjoy many beers that contain food.

I previously mentioned peanut butter beers, and others that made my list are ones made with pumpkin, chocolate, banana, guava, and pecan. Last winter I tried Stephanie’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookie by Crabtree (Greeley, Colorado), a barrel-aged strong ale. I remember the liquor store owner suggesting adding a dash–just a dash–of cinnamon to it, which I did of course. And that was one excellent beer. Another that comes to mind was a Habanero-infused IPA from Wynkoop Brewing Company in Denver that I happened to catch on firkin one day last fall. That was the hottest, spiciest beer I’ve ever had. I love spicy things, but this was way too hot to drink much of. Which was a shame, as the flavor was delicious. But it literally burned going down. It was memorable to say the least. And I can’t forget about Denver Beer Company’s Graham Cracker Porter, one of the tastiest brews in the city (and a bronze medal winner at GABF 2011). I was there one night for a tapping and they provided everyone with graham crackers to go along with the beer…mmm.

I haven’t tried Mamma Mia’s Pizza Beer, though I’d love to considering pizza is pretty much my favorite thing in the entire world (after beer, of course). But I looked into getting my hands on some and can’t quite figure out how to do it. Brewers never cease to amaze me with their creativity. I feel lucky to be around right now when there is so much going on in the world of craft beer. I’m on the edge of my seat for this year’s GABF lineup: food beers, I’ll be looking for you.

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