Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Brews News 9-17

After last week was dominated by rain and flooding it is a nice thing to see the sun and some good weather again. The good weather could not come any sooner as well as the upcoming week is a very busy one in Colorado craft beer.
With the festival season slowly winding down there is still on this weekend in Denver, the Elitch Gardens Brewfest. $40 will get you admission into the park as well as samples from over 30 different breweries. This will be held Saturday, September 21 from 12-5 pm.
Only one anniversary this week but it comes from one of Denver’s best u and coming brewery, and that is Wit’s End Brewing Company. On Saturday, September 21 they will be turning 2 and celebrating in great fashion! There will be 13 beers on tap this day as well as raffles to give away Wit’s End schwag an well as tickets to the Great American Beer Fest. This all starts at 12 and is a must visit.  
New Beer Releases:
Lots of great new beer releases this week and it all starts on Wednesday.
-September 18 Odyssey Beerwerks in Arvada will be releasing the newest beer in their Discover Series, and it is a Black Cherry Chocolate Stout. These have been running out that day s get there early!
-Fresh Hop month continues at Copper Kettle Brewing Company and this week is a feature on Chinook hops on cask. Tapping at 3 till it is gone.
-For Wayward Wednesday River North Brewery will be releasing their River North White with raspberries. Very refreshing for the end of summer.
-In what is going to be a busy week at Copper Kettle Brewing Company on Friday, September 20 they are bringing back their Imperial Pumpkin Porter. Friday will be a cask release of the Milk Pumpkin Porter. The addition of lactose will create a creamy mouth feel of pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and this will be gone fast.
-Saturday, September 21 will be the official release of the naked Pumpkin Porter at Copper Kettle. This is the same release as last year. This year’s batch is in a limited quantity as most was reserved and aged in rum barrels. This will be available at noon, so enjoy the best of the season with a unique take on a pumpkin beer.
-Saturday, September 21 out favorite metal brewery TRVE will release their first bottled beer. Vexovoid is a sour ale fermented with Brett yeast, and will only be available at the tap room starting at 2:00 pm. Sounds like a great beer and a can’t miss event.
This upcoming weekend will be the beginning of Oktoberfest and two breweries in the Denver area will kick off the festivities.
-Elk Mountain Brewing in Parker, Colorado will have their 4th Annual Elktoberfest on September 21. This annual event will come with special beer releases as well as German food, live music and games.
-Lone Tree Brewing Company will also be celebrating Oktoberfest on September 21 with the release of their popular Oktoberfest beer. Last year this beer ran out in 6 days so getting there early is crucial. There will be 2 food trucks including the popular Uber Sausage, as well as a stein for purchase for $20.
-Sunday night Copper Kettle Brewing Company will be hosting a special Brewmaster’s Table Dinner cooked by Chef Vincent Burns from the El Toro the Tot Food Truck. This will feature a four course meal that pairs a beer with each course featuring their Imperial Pumpkin Porter. Tickets are $45 and are limited, so get them soon to not miss out on this special event.

Coming Soon!:
As if this week does not have enough there is always more to look forward to in the Colorado craft beer scene.
-Our favorite Farmhouse Brewery in Parker announced 2 new beers that will be hitting the shelf this month. A Helles lager and an Oktoberfest Marzen. Look for these soon as they both sound delicious.
No new breweries opening but plenty coming soon.

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