Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Brews News 3-4

February is officially over, and as we get into March we get into filling out our basketball brackets, and watching Spring Training baseball. What goes better with that than craft beer, and with celebrations, and new beer releases it is another full calendar in the week ahead.
Brewery Openings?
-After having to temporarily close due to running out of beer Former Future will once again be ready to open their doors to the masses waiting anxiously to drink there beer again. They will have the usual lineup on tap including the English IPA, Oatmeal Saison, and Wit plus rumor is there might be a Session Black IPA and a lemon wheat. They will be open again on March 7 with some new additions to the tap room as well.
-Even though they opened up back in November there was never an official grand opening party for Jagged Mountain, until this upcoming Saturday, March 8. There will be all the great beers available plus a limited Food and Beer pairing from 5-9 featuring great food from Mikes 2 Kitchen. Tickets for the event are $30. Also with every beer or merchandise purchase raffle tickets will be handed out awarding great prizes from tasters, glassware, merchandise, and the possibility to name a beer on their pilot system. Those that have been there already know how great the beer is, now it is just a reason to celebrate it.
New Beer Releases:
-City Star in Berthoud has added a new beer to their great tap lineup, the most recent is Vigilante Brown. A Belgian Rye Brown Ale.
-Tuesday, March 4 for Fat Tuesday Epic Brewing will be doing a Tap Takeover at Historian’s Ale House in Denver. They will have 8 beers on tap for the month of March including their Blue Ski Lager, Utah Sage Saison, Big Bad Baptist Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout to name a few, but Tuesday at 12 PM will feature a special firkin of their Sour Apple Saison with Rosebud. This will be a great way to start Mardi Gras and should not be missed.
-Tuesday, March 4 prior to their grand opening Jagged Mountain will be releasing the Barking Marmot Belgo-American Black IPA. This beer is sure to be complex and full of great flavors.
-Copper Kettle will begin a new month of firkins on Wednesday, March 5 consisting of March Madness, or 2 styles coming together to form 1 beer. The first one will be an Oatmeal Wit. Only 10 gallons available and beer will be tapped at 3.
-Wednesday, March 5 River North will be pouring a Trappist Style Hoppenberg Double IPA for their Wayward Wednesday starting at 3.
-Pumpkin Beer in March? That’s right, on Wednesday, March 5 Lone Tree Brewing will be bringing back Mr. Moo’s Pumpkin Brew at 12. Why a pumpkin beer in March, it is one of Lone Tree’s entries into the upcoming World Beer Cup so enjoy this special treat.
-Thursday, March 6 Station 26 has a great firkin lined up, a Tangerine Porter. Beer will be tapped at 4, you don’t want to miss this one.
-Thursday, March 6 Grist Brewing in Highlands Ranch will be tapping an Imperial Berliner. Raspberry and Woodruff syrups will be available on request to compliment this great sour. This beer is described as tasty, tart, and crisp so arrive at 4 to find out why.
-Every Friday in March Loveland Ale Works in Loveland will be releasing a new beer, the first comes March 7 with a Real Ale, a beer you will have to try to see what it really is.
-In other news starting Saturday, March 8 Lone Tree Brewing will be starting up their annual Beer-Acket. Last year the winning beer to hit the tap lines was a Triple IPA, so vote this year and hope your favorite beer gets brewed.
-This week all beers are due in Denver to be sorted for judging for the World Beer Cup, meaning we are getting closer to one of the best beer competitions around.

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