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Biscuits, Beer & Booze: Brunch at The Post Rosedale

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Huevos Rancheros

The Post Brewing Co. opened in Lafayette, Colorado in 2014. It has since expanded, opening The Post Chicken & Beer in Longmont as well as in Denver’s Rosedale neighborhood. I really enjoy The Post in Lafayette, but as a Denver resident I’m happy to have an even closer location.

I recently visited The Post Chicken & Beer Rosedale for the first time. As the name implies, chicken (and the beer, of course) is the restaurant’s main attraction. While my vegetarian diet precludes me from trying the chicken, I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about it. But still, why would a person who doesn’t eat meat pick such a place for brunch? Even though chicken isn’t an option for me, I knew there would be plenty of other delicious ways to enjoy my favorite meal of the week.

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes with maple whipped cream

There are a few different ways a vegetarian can do brunch at The Post Chicken & Beer Rosedale. Here are my suggestions:

  1. The healthy pick: Go with the Hippyster Bowl (crispy brussels, red potato, sweet potato, kale, scrambled eggs, whipped goat cheese), or try the Kale Salad (granny smith apples, roasted sunflower seeds, dried cherries, pickled cauliflower, red grapes, shredded carrot, apple cider vinaigrette). Both are substantial and filling, but they’re also choices you can feel good about.
  2. The savory: Huevos Rancheros. It’s hard to go wrong with a huge plate of tortillas, eggs, cheese, and green chile! (note: the beans are cooked with pork, so ask to substitute potatoes instead).
  3. The “little bit of everything”:  There are several meatless starters & sides on the menu, like Buttermilk Cheddar BiscuitsCinnamon Sugar Donut Holes, and Green Chile Mac & Cheese. I got three small plates during my visit and loved it because I got to try a variety flavors. The biscuits were perfect: light and flaky. The mac & cheese was creamy and a bit spicy. And the donut holes were my favorite; the maple whipped cream adds an amazing finishing touch to these already awesome little bites.

Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits with whipped apple butter

There are tons of options on the brunch menu for everyone. As for the chicken, the traditional fried version is always available, but the menu also boasts a variety of ways to get your chicken fix in the morning with some breakfast-style dishes. Check out the Chicken and Waffles, Chicken Fried Steak or the Chicken & Biscuit.

Beverages include the classic brunch drink, the Bloody Mary as well as a couple of other interesting cocktails: Country Bubbles (house-made punch limeade, bubbles) and the Man-Mosa (vodka, Post Top Rope, orange juice). I was curious about both of the latter, but I was I was in the mood for a good, strong beer.

If it looks like the same type of beer in all of the photos here, that’s because it is. I can’t get enough of the Rooster Cruiser Double IPA! It goes with everything, in my opinion. But for those who aren’t into IPAs or simply want something under 8% ABV, other suggestions are Achtertuin Seizoen Farmhouse Ale (2016 GABF Gold Medal) or the Townie Ale. And definitely feel free to ask the staff for beer suggestions with your meal; they are experienced in what pairs best with certain dishes, and they are always happy to help.

Green Chile Mac and Cheese

The Post Chicken & Beer Rosedale is open for dinner every day at 4 p.m., serves Friday lunch at 11 a.m., and brunch on Saturday and Sunday starting at 9 a.m.

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

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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!!

November 2016 Beer Events

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November Beer Events list is out–click HERE!

SEVEN breweries are celebrating their anniversaries in November!

FERMÆNTRA

GRIST

MOCKERY

UPSLOPE

ALPINE DOG

LOCAVORE

CEREBRAL

Plus:

CHEF & BREW FESTIVAL

DAY OF DARKS

FALL BACK BEER FEST

BACON AND BEER FEST

AHA LEARN TO HOMEBREW DAY

BEER & CHEESE PAIRING

BARLEY’S ANGELS EVENT

REAL ALE FEST

BARLEY WINE & SWINE

VETERAN’S DAY SPECIALS

BEER RELEASES

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.

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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)…

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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)

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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!
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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

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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.

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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!

Black Project

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.

August Beer Events

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August Beer Events! 

Lots to look forward to in Colorado as far as beer events go in August:

Copper Kettle

Avery

Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales / Former Future Brewing

Sesh Fest

Tivoli

Bluegrass & Beer Fest

Gnarly Barley Fest

Odd 13

Living the Dream

Save the Ales

Rendezvous at the Rock

Hops in the Hangar

Colorado Craft Beer Relay

Ed Fest

Boulder Craft Beer Fest

Black Shirt Brewing

Jack’s Benevolent Bash @The POST Brewing

Colorado Cider & Beer Circus

Click here for the full events listing!

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

 

June Beer Events

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June Beer Events! 

Want to know what’s happening with local breweries in June? Click here for a list of 20+ great options to kick off your summer! Including…

CAUTION Brewing

Ursula Brewery

Great Divide

BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats

Barley’s Angels Colorado

Lowry Beer Garden

Ratio Beerworks

Sanitas Brewing

The POST Brewing

Gravity Brewing

Factotum Brewhouse

And more!

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! 

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