Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hops for Habitat Brewfest

Plains Conservation Center 7th Annual Hops for Habitat Brewfest
Friday, July 29th, 2011 5-9 pm

Join dozens of Colorado brewers and hundreds of fellow beer aficionados for an evening of fun, music, and best of all Beer! Taste Colorado beer from across the state and meet the brewers and reps all while surrounded by the summer beauty of the Plains Conservation Center. Take a wagon ride into the natural area (don’t forget your brew!) and get up close and personal with all the critters that call the PCC home. Live music, campfire with s’mores, root beer floats, snacks, food (for purchase), games, and this year, introducing Prairie Pong! Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your neighbors, but leave the kids, over 21 only, please!

Plains Conservation Center:

21901 E. Hampden Avenue
Aurora CO 80013
(303) 693-3621

Admission: $30 per person/$15 designated drivers
(includes commemorative pint glass)

Need more Info?, or call Sara (303) 693-3621

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Denver Beer Co. Opening

The Denver Beer Co, has just announced that they will be opening their doors and tapping their kegs on August 12th. Seven beers are schedule to be on tap for opening day

  • Platte Pils
  • Graham Cracker Porter
  • Kaffir Wheat
  • Gear Up IPA
  • Rye Twenty Five
  • Confluence Pale Ale
  • Summer Stout

In addition to the wonderful beer line-up, they will have snacks of their giant German Pretzles. If that is not enough, there will be guest food trucks to keep your stomach happy. The tap room will be opening at 12:00 and the official ribbon cutting is scheduled for 7:00pm. The owners/brewers Patrick and Charlie will be around to talk with and of course doing a little celebrating. 

1695 Platte Street
Denver, CO 80202

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Breckenridge Brewery Celebrates its 21st Birthday

On Saturday, July 9th, Breckenridge Brewery celebrated its 21st birthday in style by throwing a party at their Denver production facility. 

The festivities included everything that someone could possibly want on their 21st birthday, food, friends, live music and most For only $21, part goers had unlimited access to all the food, beer and entertainment they could handle.

Prior to even pulling up to the brewery, you could smell the BBQ in the air as they had a full spread of food, including a pig roast to ensure that no one got hungry. To keep us all entertained throughout the day and into the evening, there were 3 live bands in the back lot of what is aptly named “The Avalanche Ranch”. As well as the boys from Colorado Craft Beer Radio, who were broadcasting live from the party. In addition, the brewery itself was opened up and made available to allow everyone a chance to wander around and meet the brewers as well as learn about the inner workings of its operation.
As much fun as the party was, the highlight of the afternoon was the opportunity to try some extremely rare Breckenridge brews that were made or tapped just for this special occasion.
The most popular of these beers was a small batch ESB simply called “20”. It was made specifically for their anniversary celebration. The name “20” comes from the fact that it took their entire 20th year to make this beer, as it condition for 6-months and was then aged in Stranahan Whiskey Barrels for an additional 6 months. Some of the other rare beers that were made available included a firkin of Buddha's Hand Ale, a Double Vanilla Porter, as well as some of their more traditional small batch series.
After getting our fill of food and beer, it was back to the party to finish off the evening listening to headlining band, The Colorado Goat Ropers Guild, which is fronted by the Breckenridge Brewery Warehouse Manager. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend the afternoon and am just happy that Breckenridge is now old enough to actually drink some of the wonderful beers that have made them so popular. I am already looking forward to next year.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Craft Beer Uprising! Hand Over the Bud Light and No One Gets Hurt!

Independents Day has come and gone, and it got me thinking about all of the beer that has been consumed over the past weekend to celebrate the birth of our country. At this point, it is not new information, at least to the educated Craft Beer Drinker, that Budweiser, Coors and Miller are no longer American owned breweries. But still much of the population seems to ignore this fact entirely. Maybe the general population is just so wonderfully enthralled with the tastelessness of these beer knockoffs and their sexist marketing, that they have forgotten to realize the close similarity to these beverages with what has been previously described as ball sweat. 

Now I am no different then most people in the fact that I have friends, and yes, even family who absolutely refuse to drink anything other than these beverages. It saddens me that many of these are good wholesome people who just do not know any better and are suffering without ever realizing it. Personally I would like to grab each one of them by the scruff of the neck and shake them until they succumb. Or even violently kick them in the sack so that I may then pour a flavorful pint down their throat. But I know in my heart that violence is not the answer. (thanks mom!)

So what are we to do as a nation to help our fellow Americans get on the path to righteousness and beer freedom? After spending many restless nights pondering this question. I have come to realize that it is only with diligence and bravery in which we shall prevail. So I call on all of you... the enlightened ones, to reach out to your fellow human beings, to our brothers and sisters. Now is the time to sway the uneducated by providing samples of crossover brews! Initiate beer tastings! Food Pairings! Homebrew Demonstrations! And if necessary utilize gorilla warfare to raid their fridges and replace the unholy piss water with beers of flavor and substance!

We can no longer stand by and allow this behavior to continue! If you won’t do it for yourselves, then for goodness sakes, do it for America!