Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Brews News 11-12

Can you believe we are already heading into the middle of November? The year has just flown by and every week there is still something new in craft beer. This upcoming week will be no exception, and even though the events are slowing down each week there are exciting new beer releases, and great relaxing events to entice all of us. Here is what is going on this upcoming week.
This week features three great events that combine great craft beer and food pairings to go along with them.
-Tuesday, November 12 at Denver Beer Co. they will be hosting a Surf and Suds Dinner with food provided by Jax Fish House in Denver. $70 gets you 5 courses of seafood and Denver Beer CO. beer to go along with it. Event starts at 7:00 and sounds delicious and worth going to.
-Thursday, November 14 is the second Thursday of the month and that can only mean one thing, the monthly Beer and Cheese pairing at Copper Kettle Brewing Company. This monthly event along with the Truffle Cheese Shop in Denver brings together four artisan cheeses, 4 of Copper Kettle’s beers along with bread, and fruit. Tickets are only $20 and if this is an event you haven’t done yet you should reconsider because it is a great time.
-Thursday, November 14 at the Expo Center in Denver the Chef and Brew Event will be happening. This event brings together 15 local craft breweries along with 15 regional top chefs. Tickets are $49 in advance and $59 at the door and are still available for this great event.
New Beer Releases:
This week features some new great beer releases and re-releases, but it is something to keep our pint glasses full every night.
-Tuesday, November 12 Boulder Beer Company in Boulder will be hosting a vertical tasting of their Barley Wine Killer Penguin. This features the Killer Penguin from 2010 to 2013 and will be hosted at the tap room from 5-10 pm. Supplies of certain years are limited so arrive early and taste some great barley wine.
-Wednesday, November 13 Lone Tree Brewing Company will be re-releasing their Black IPA. This was very popular when they released it earlier this year so there is sure to be high demand for it again.
-Wednesday, November 13 Copper Kettle Brewing Company will continue their firkin them for the month of “Be Thankful.” The new release this week? Yamalama- a candied yam red ale with brown sugar and marshmallow. Sounds interesting and will go fast!
-Thursday, November 14 Our Mutual Friend will be tapping their Cottonwood Rauchbier. This smoky beer is a collaboration brew with Colorado Malting Group and is a perfect fall beer.
-Saturday, November 16 Boulder Beer Company will be doing another barley win event, only this time it will be a limited bottle release of The Dude’s Bane. This will be Colorado’s first microbrewery doing their first barrel aged beer in a very limited quantity. This is sure to sell out so arrive early to secure your place in line.
-Saturday, November 16 River North Brewery in Denver will be bringing a classic back to the tap room. Whiskey Barrel Aged J Marie will be returning. This popular barrel aged saison won’t last long and it is another great barrel aged beer from this brewery.
-Yak and Yeti Brewpub recently tapped this week Dragon’s Wort. This is a Belgian Style Ale spiced with Tarragon and comes in at 8.2% ABV.
-No release date but sometime during this week in Lafayette Odd 13 will be tapping their first big batch sour beer. This Abbey style Dubbel with sour cherries will hit the tap lines and is sure to make our mouths pucker and water.

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