Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Brews News 9-3-13

Labor Day and the relaxing three day weekend that it brought has come and gone, and now we are all faced with the prospect of being back at work. Fortunately for most of us it is only a four day work week with plenty to look forward to each day in the world of craft beer in Denver and all around the state. Here is a look at what is going on this week.
While the festival season is starting to wind down in anticipation of the Great American Beer Festival there are still some great ones around town. This Friday night September 6 in Fort Collins there will be the 5th Annual Fall Harvest Brew Fest. This event opens to VIP at 6 pm and the general public an hour later at 7. This event will feature 40 different breweries, great food trucks, and even some local distilleries including Colorado Vodka. Tickets are still available and will be an extra $5 at the door, so get them early and enjoy some great beer in a great setting.
With all the new breweries opening up anniversary parties are becoming very common but this Saturday, September 7 is the anniversary of the first Colorado microbrewery! That’s right Boulder Beer Co. is turning 34 and are celebrating with their 34th Rave which is a mix between an anniversary party and another festival. Starting at 2 pm at the tap room which started it all a $30 cover will get you access to over 30 rare and tap room only beers from Boulder Beer and 30 other Colorado breweries. This will be a great event and a chance to raise your glass to the original Colorado microbrewery.
New Brewery Openings:
Boulder, Colorado is going to be a very popular town this weekend as that is also where the craft beer community will welcome its newest brewery. Sanitas Brewing Company located on Frontier Avenue in Boulder will open their doors Friday, September 6 at 3:00 and will continue the festivities all weekend long. Those who have been awaiting this brewery to open know that a couple weeks ago they did their first tapping of the Snow White IPA to rave reviews and we are all excited to see what else line their tap walls come this weekend.

New Beer Releases:
It is going to be a great week for new beer releases as we leave the Summer behind and enter into the fall, and already this week there have been two new beers to try.
-Up north in Loveland at Loveland Aleworks they tapped Buzzy’s Burundi Brown a coffee ale that they collaborated with 3 Coffee and Roastery on.
-West of Denver in Arvada, Colorado at Odyssey Beerwerks they released their newest beer in the “Big Hops” series with Hops, Paper, Scissors Red Ale. This Red IPA was made with 5 different hops that were added 7 different times throughout the brewing process.
-Fresh Hop Month is officially upon us and at Copper Kettle Brewing Company in Denver they will be tapping a Firkin of the Copper Hopper with Fresh Mystery X hops on Wednesday. This will be the first of four Fresh hop firkins Copper Kettle will tap this month.
-Copper Kettle Brewing Company will also be tapping a Barrel Aged Imperial Stout on Saturday. This imperial stout has been aging in Bourbon Barrels for months, and was recently on hand pull last week, so it will be interesting to see how the flavor profile will change once it hits the draft line.
-In what has to be the most unique new beer this week on Wednesday, September 4 Renegade will be tapping their Beetnik Saison. This saison was made with fresh beets and should come with a very refreshing, but interesting flavor profile. Either way it sounds like a must try.
In additional news Elevation Beer Company has recently bottled their 8 Second Kolsch and it is currently for sale out of the tap room only. Hopefully this beer will be in the Denver area before long, and we will keep you posted on that as we find out more information.
So there is the week ahead in craft beer, sounds like something great to do, and something new to try every night. Cheers!
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