Saturday, March 29, 2014

Craft Beer Week Saturday

How else can you describe the 2014 Colorado Craft Beer Week than unbelievable? We saw the first, but hopefully not the last Collaboration Festival, breweries go head to head, and more new beer releases that to try them all was a goal most of us fell short on. As we head into the last day, the events are just as good as the beginning of the week and it will only make us look forward to next year already. Here is what is going on Saturday.
-Even though they have been open for a little bit the Old Mine in Erie will officially be celebrating their grand opening. From 11-11 they will have all their great ciders available for guests to try as well as some great guest beers on tap. Some of the guest beers include Bligh’s Barleywine, Nightmare on Brett Street plus more. As soon as a keg is tapped another new one will hit the tap lines. A little off the beaten path, but this is one place worth checking out.
-From 1-4 in Denver Epic Brewing will be at it again, this time with Flights and Floats. In partnership with Little Man Ice Cream guests will have the opportunity to participate in a beer and ice cream pairing, or combine the two for a beer float. For non drinkers or designated drivers Rocky Mountain Soda will be on hand as well for standard floats.
-River North Brewery will be releasing a new limited release bottle. Their standard J Marie Saison has spent time in white wine barrels and is now ready for guests to take home. Quantities are very limited so guests can only purchase 2, $15 each.
-Along the Western Slope the 2nd Annual Western Colorado Craft Beer Celebration will be happening from 2-6. This event features 10 of the Western Slope’s breweries, and for $10 guests are allowed samples of all their beers. Event is located at Edgewater Brewery in Grand Junction.
-Copper Kettle Brewing Company in Denver will have a new beer hitting the tap lines, Naja Imperial Red. This Imperial Red Ale comes in at 110 IBUs and will be hitting the tap lines for the first time. This beer will be hitting the tap lines first, and will soon be a part of their regular lineup and will soon be available in 22 ounce bombers around the state.
-Up in Longmont from 12-6 Lefthand will once again be hosting Hops and Handrails. This event features not only great craft beers, but also a 25 foot high ski ramp to entertain guests. Tickets are $30 for both beer and rail jam, and $10 to just watch the rail show.
-The Historian’s Ale House is partnering with Renegade Brewing for a special run for charity. $30 gets you brunch, a participation in the run, and a special beer from Renegade.
What a week it has been, raise your glass to it and know there are many great events on the horizon for years to come.

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