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A-B Buys Breckenridge Brewery - Can't Beat 'Em, Buy 'Em
- December 22, 2015 -
Wow - the things you can do if you have vats full of money...

Belgian brew giant InBev, owner of Anheuser-Busch among others, today announced that it was buying Breckenridge Brewing, most recently of Littleton, CO.

It is the third craft brewer purchase announced by the king of beers in the last five days. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and the sale is expected to be wrapped in early 2016.

Chris Funari of Brewbound has a nice story here.

From the joint press release:

NEW YORK and LITTLETON, Colo. (December 22, 2015) Anheuser-Busch today announced it will acquire Colorado-based Breckenridge Brewery. With this agreement, Breckenridge Brewery is the seventh craft brewery to join The High End, Anheuser-Busch's business unit of craft and import brands.

"We're excited about the partnership and have been encouraged to continue on our path and become more innovative moving forward," said Todd Usry, President of Breckenridge Brewery. "I'm a believer in what The High End is focused on accomplishing and we are flattered that our team was chosen to help guide that journey. We're looking forward to utilizing resources like decades of research and brewing expertise as we continue to create new beers."

Available in 35 states, Breckenridge Brewery will sell approximately 70,000 barrels of beer in 2015. The new brewery and Farm House restaurant in Littleton have positioned the brewery for future growth. The brewery will continue to make its unique portfolio of beers ranging from their Vanilla Porter, to Agave Wheat, to their core brands, seasonal specialties and barrel-aged beers.

"Breckenridge Brewery has a long history of innovation and they continue to brew new and exciting beers, from their specialty brews like the Mountain Series that celebrates the brewery's origin as a ski town brewpub, to their planned nitro can series," said Andy Goeler, CEO, Craft, The High End. "They are innovative and have built an amazing business that's enabled them to get their great beers to fans across the country. We look forward to even more growth together."

Breckenridge Brewery will join Goose Island Beer Company, Blue Point Beer Company, 10 Barrel Brewing, Elysian Brewing Company, Golden Road Brewing and Four Peaks Brewing Company as part of The High End's craft beer portfolio.

The partnership includes the company's new production brewery and Farm House restaurant in Littleton, and original brewpub and current innovation center in the mountain town of Breckenridge.

The current management group, Breckenridge-Wynkoop, will continue to own and operate its remaining businesses including: Ale House at Amato's in Denver; Breckenridge Ale House in Grand Junction; Breckenridge Colorado Craft in Denver; The Cherry Cricket in Denver; Mainline in Fort Collins; Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. in Colorado Springs; and Wynkoop Brewing Company in Denver.

Anheuser-Busch's partnership with Breckenridge Brewery is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016, subject to customary closing conditions. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

First Beverage Group acted as financial advisor to Breckenridge Brewery, and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP provided legal counsel.
Feisty Spirits Gift Basket
- December 18, 2015 -
Stop into Feisty Spirits and snag one of their gift baskets. It has the new 9th edition Beer, Wine, & Spirit Drinker's Guide to Colorado included too!

Feisty Spirits Distillery
1708 E Lincoln Ave #1
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Growler Delivery Finished in Colorado Springs
- December 17, 2015 -
Alas, it was not to be.

Steve Stowell of Triple S Brewing was on to something, maybe something big. He had the blessing of Colorado Department of Revenue Liquor Enforcement to deliver beer from his brewpub in downtown Colorado Springs. What's not to like about that?

And yesterday, he delivered his first growler. It was also his last...

Wayne Heilman of the CS Gazette tells the story well.

Turns out that DOR was just kidding about being able to deliver beer using a brewpub license. "Gee, sorry Steve. Our bad." Triple S did make one delivery, and at least DOR didn't yank the license for that. But Steve's plan to bring growlers to your front door is scuttled for now.

Maybe DOR will see the light and re-write the regs to allow such activities. Let 'em know. They would love to hear your opinion.
Growler Delivery Comes to Colo. Spgs.
- December 11, 2015 -
Put this in the "why didn't they think of this before" category:

Triple S Brewing in downtown Colorado Springs plans to offer growler delivery to a limited area beginning Tuesday Dec. 15. Owner and Brewer Steve Stowell is the first to offer this service in the state, which will allow him to bring any of his on-tap beer selections right to your door.

"Think of us as the 'milkmen' of beer delivery," says Stowell. "We show up with new growlers and take your empty ones away for reuse." The delivery area is small for now, and delivery times are limited, too: Tuesday through Thursday, 4PM to 9PM, in the 80903 ZIP code. An adult age 21 or older must be available to sign for the delivery.

Triple S is licensed as a brewpub, which has different restrictions on customer sales than a licensed brewery or manufacturer. Stowell has the blessing of Colorado Liquor Enforcement, and if the initial launch goes well he plans to expand the service. Who knows - if other brewpubs follow Steve's lead, maybe we'll all be opening the door to fresh beer delivery real soon.
Paint with a Pint
- November 07, 2015 -
Who says beer lovers can't be artsy? Great Storm Brewing is throwing a painting party at GSB Saturday Nov. 7th at 7pm. $25 gets you a canvas, supplies and most excellent instruction! One beer purchase required. (It will help ignite your artistic flame.)

Bring your friends and family and let your artistic skills show!

Call or email Jaecie to reserve your spot.

jaecie@paintinguncorkd.com

970-571-3256
105 West Brewing Co Grand Opening
- November 04, 2015 -
Castle Rock opens a 2nd Brewery!

They released the news today:

Grand Opening November 8th through 15th!
At least 10 brews on opening day. Releasing 8 more brews through out opening week. See their live digital MENU

Local food trucks everyday this week. For the latest, check their Website.

They will focus on providing a variety of styles for all beer lovers. With 3 creative brewers and an over abundance of homebrewer influence you can be assured of variety and quality. They seat 70 people plus many more on the patio. The first few days of opening look like great autumn patio weather.[1]

Hours: Sunday 12-9
Mon-Thurs 3-9
Fri-Sat 12-10

Stop in and enjoy a week long of festivities.
New Owners for Old Mill
- September 04, 2015 -
Old Mill Brewery has new owners. With new owners comes a new name. Check out Cliffhangers Brewing Co the next time you are in Littleton Colorado. The building will have a new look and feel to it when you visit.

While the renovations are going on they are still going to be open for business. Check out Cliffhangers Brewing Co. for more details on their new ideas for the brewpub and restaurant.
2015 Monument Beer Week
- August 27, 2015 -
Welcome to Monument Beer Week 2013!

This year's theme is Beers of the World and their is fantastic week of international beer, food and fun on tap!

Pikes Peak Brewing is so excited to be bringing you 2015 Monument Beer Week! From their Oktoberfest celebration to Half Way to St. Paddy's Day and more the week will be packed full of good times!


Here is a quick preview of the events that week:

Sat Sep 12 - Oktoberfest
Sun Sep 13 - Tap Takeover at Back East Bar & Grill Monument
Mon Sep 14 - Penrose Private Reserve 1508 a Whiskey Barrel Aged Stout release
Tues Sep 15 - Craft Beer Society Party
Wed Sep 16 - Grains v Grapes
Thu Sep 17 - Half Way To St. Paddy's Day
Fri Sep 18 - America The Pale Wet Hop Release
Sat Sep 19 - Monument Wet Hop Festival
River North Is Moving
- August 26, 2015 -
River North Brewery will be closing their doors at their location at 2401 Blake Street sometime in October, but will not be gone long. They are going to reopen at 6021 Washington Street.

Jonathan Shikes from the denver Westword has a great article with the whole scoop!
Oldest Denver Brewery Now the Newest - Tivoli Rebirths!
- August 24, 2015 -
It's positively breathtaking to watch how many new breweries are opening their doors across Colorado.

Keeping up with openings is a challenge, and we know of at least 75 operations in planning that might (we said might) open in the next eighteen months. It can take a long time to plan and open a new brewery...

But 45 years must be the record. Shuttered since 1969, Tivoli Brewing in Denver re-opened this weekend. Located on the Metro State University campus, it will be home to a beer school, taproom and brewing operation that stretches back over 150 years.

Our friend Ed Sealover wrote a great article in the Denver Business Journal.

Check it out,
and then visit Denver's newest (and oldest) brewery for a time trip. Back to the future anyone?
Free Beer Event - Something to Smile About @ Smiling Toad
- August 03, 2015 -
The Beer, Wine, & Spirit Drinker's Guide to Colorado invites you to Have One On Us. Beginning at 5PM Tuesday August 4, at Smiling Toad Brewery in Colorado Springs, 1757 S. 8th Street (around back) - The first 25 people to stop at the door and say "Free Beer" get a Free Beer. Pretty simple, huh?

It's our way of saying "Thanks" to you - our craft-savvy customers, supporters and friends.

Smiling Toad will feature killer deals on our Beer, Wine, & Spirit Drinker's Guide to Colorado Guidebook and Map packages, and we'll be giving away cool stuff during our own BDG2C Guidebook Trivia Contest.

Starts promptly at 5:00PM - The first 25 people who say "Free Beer" at the door get a Free Beer. You're welcome! Smiling Toad has some tasty brews on tap right now, like the Orange Blossom IPA, and we'd love to see you on Tuesday, August 4. Stop by, and have one on us...
GABF Tickets Go Fast - You Gotta Be Ready
- July 29, 2015 -
Tickets to this year's Great American Beer Festival go on sale at 10 AM Mountain Time, July 29.

You have to use this link and deal with ticket master's machine.

Go Early, and Good Luck!

Update at 10:14 AM:

We tried to buy tickets through the tm website.

At 10:03, with a request for 2 tickets on Friday night, we received the reply "Sorry, no tickets from venue currently...".

Is that possible? Sold Out in three minutes? And is "Sorry, no tickets from venue currently..." even English? What the hell does that mean?

We've still got one browser window open, and it keeps telling us the wait time is six minutes. Maybe we'll get lucky...

Update at 10:29

Got lucky with another browser window about 10:20. One Ticket - Good Thing. For a Designated Driver - not such a Good Thing. Cost us $33.75, available on August 7.

Tried a few more times to get a real ticket. Still no joy, but the English-as-a-foreign-language folks at tm at least fixed their grammar:

"Sorry, no tickets match your search."

One of us will see you and 20 thousand other fans there on Saturday night. Look for us sipping on the Tommyknocker Orange Soda...
Two-Day Freewheelin Music Fest at Ivywild School
- July 20, 2015 -
Press Release from Bristol Brewing Co.

Bristol Brewing Company today announced the first annual Freewheelin Music Fest to be held at the Ivywild School. The two-day music festival will take place Friday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12, in conjunction with the Indy Music Awards. Music will feature more than a dozen bands with Charles Bradley and Phosphorescent headlining the event.

"We're excited to host a two-day music festival that embodies community," said Mike Bristol, owner of Bristol Brewing. "Get ready for non-stop fun with multiple stages, an intimate setting and unique sounds; there will be something for everyone."

Bristol's Freewheelin Music Fest is centered around an eclectic mix of music on three stages, from national, regional, and local artists--including winners of Colorado Springs' Indy Music Awards announced in the September 9th, Local Music Issue. Food, libation and art will be on sale; community partners will be on hand.

Friday night's headliner - Charles Bradley - was described by Rolling Stone as a pleading brand of hard, classic soul, while Saturday's Phosphorescent brings an indie-folk sound to the table.

"Charles Bradley is going to baptize Colorado Springs in soul music," added Marc Benning.

The Freewheelin Music Fest lineup will feature more than a dozen performances from nationally-known headliners and an array of local bands. Joe Pug, Paper Bird, Pujol, Chimney Choir, Natural Child have all signed on for the event, and Bristol Brewing Company will continue to announce the complete lineup on social media.

Music will run from 4pm to 10pm on Friday, and will carry on from 12pm to 10pm on Saturday. Earlybird tickets go on sale Monday, July 20 at 10am. The first 100 tickets are only $20 for a two-day pass. Thereafter, tickets will be priced at $50 for the weekend and $30 per day.

Click here for tickets or find them in the Bristol Dry Goods Store. Bristol's Freewheelin Music Fest is sponsored by The Alternative RXP and the Colorado Springs Independent. For more information on Bristol Brewing Co. and the Freewheelin Music Fest, visit Bristol Brewing Co. website; use #FreewheelinFest on social media.
Blue Moon Brewing Company Toasts to 20 Years!
- July 20, 2015 -
Join Blue Moon Brewing Co. on Friday, July 31 and toast to 20 years of Blue Moon under a lunar blue moon. On this evening, Blue Moon will host an evening of spectacular events in Lower Downtown Denver, including a series of rooftop concerts culminating in a performance by headliner Big Data with special guest Robert DeLong at Blue Moon Brewing Co.'s Sandlot brewery.

The four rooftop concert events will take place from 6-8 p.m. at:
Jackson's (1520 20th Street)
Lodo's (1946 Market Street)
Hayter's & Co. (1920 Blake Street)
Sports Column (1930 Blake Street)

At 7:30 p.m., doors open to The Sandlot (2161 Blake Street), where Big Data and special guest Robert DeLong will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. While Big Data and Robert DeLong play, fans can enjoy Blue Moon's top brews alongside food pairings. Tokens earned at the four rooftop concert events will be redeemable for exclusive samples of Blue Moon's 20th Anniversary Ale.

Fans must RSVP through Eventbrite to attend any of the four rooftop concerts, at which they will receive admittance to the Sandlot. Please RSVP for only one rooftop concert location, though attendees are welcome to travel from location to location upon arrival. Attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to fans 21 and up.

Get your tickets
Cripple Creek Serving Alcohol 24/7
- July 16, 2015 -
Not quite like Las Vegas but the times are changing.

Here is an example of the recent application of the entertainment district. Some, but not every gambling location in Cripple Creek will be able to serve alcohol around the clock now. The Gazette has a great article that should be read.
Brew Hut 20th Anniversary Video
- June 08, 2015 -
If you missed this video, take a minute or two and watch it. It has many different breweries around Colorado talking about what The Brew Hut has meant to them and the craft beer scene in Colorado. The Brew Hut helped to create the craft beer scene in Colorado!

Brew Hut 20th Anniversary!
Get Your Golden Ticket
- May 28, 2015 -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Breckenridge Brewery Releases 50 Golden Tickets for Very First Tours of its New Brewery!

This week Breckenridge Brewery slipped Golden Tickets into the hands of Colorado front range liquor stores and drinking establishments which they will use in special giveaway events leading up to the brewery's highly anticipated opening in June. Golden Ticket winners will be the first public visitors allowed behind the scenes of the new $36 million brewery in Littleton on a special day devoted just to them.

Saturday, June 20th, is the day for lucky Golden Ticket holders to come to the brewery for the first official tours, the first public tapping in the brewery's tasting room, gifts from the brewery, and bragging rights. Only fifty Golden Tickets have been printed and there will be no more, so the day promises exclusivity and indulgence for ticket winners who are allowed one guest each.


Want to Win a Golden Ticket? Opportunities to "enter to win" just kicked off at liquor stores with most drawings taking place on June 6. Bars and restaurants begin hosting giveaway events this week and weekend. For the list of participating establishments with event dates and details
Oskar Blues Buys Craft Brewery
- April 27, 2015 -
Apparently, scooping up craft breweries isn't strictly reserved for multi-national, super-conglomerates like In-Bev and SABMiller. Oskar Blues, the ever growing Colorado, and now North Carolina, craft brewery is getting in on the action.

From Drink Denver -

Colorado-based brewery Oskar Blues will continue its growth in the craft beer scene thanks to its recent purchase of Perrin Brewing Co., located in a small farming community 10 miles north of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Chad Melis, marketing director for Oskar Blues, has said that the collaboration will help the Colorado-based brewery sell more of its own brands in Michigan, where the demand for craft beer is already high. "Perrin Brewing and the Grand Rapids area have a great craft beer culture along with a similar love of the outdoors that makes us feel at home and has fueled taking collaboration to the next level."


Brewery acquisitions often times leave a bad taste on the palate of craft beer drinkers. Let's hope Oskar Blues and Perrin can maintain their uniqueness and independence, and continue making killer beer.

Read the rest of the Drink Denver article here.
Wonderland is Turning ONE!
- April 24, 2015 -
Beer release, live music, food trucks, and more.

Join in for a fun-filled week celebrating their one year anniversary as a member of the craft beer community! May 13th is their official birthday, but they are not stopping there. They will be partying all weekend long!

How will they be celebrating their first birthday? Check it out:

-Wednesday, May 13th - They will be tapping their barrel aged Anniversary Barley Wine AND you can enjoy $2 off all beers all day! Stay tuned because they will also have another special announcement to make that day that you do not want to miss... :)

-Friday, Saturday & Sunday, enjoy $1 off all beers along with live music, food trucks, and more!

-Friday, May 15th - They will have delicious pizza from Basic Kneads Pizza, live music from Cosmic Mesa, and cheese samples from The Cheese Course to pair with your beers (limited amount)

-Saturday, May 16th - Snag a slice of pie from Infinitus Pie, get your yoga on with Nikki Sutton during Crafty Yogis at 3:30pm, chow down on some more cheese samples from The Cheese Course, and jam out with Taylor Radio

-Sunday, May 17th - Basic Kneads is back and stay tuned for their scheduled live music!

See their schedule of live music and more events for their first anniversary party! Also make sure you do not need to RSVP to any of the events.
Oskar Blues Brewery to Host Fundraiser
- April 21, 2015 -
Oskar Blues Brewery in both Longmont and Brevard, N.C, are hosting a fundraiser for Michelle Wilkins. A news release said the brewery will donate 43 percent of sales of beer, food and merchandise.

"We are so inspired by Michelle's strength and grace, and this hits home deeply amongst our shared communities," Oskar Blues Soul Founder Dale Katechis said in the release. "We all want to do more, but getting our communities together to raise funds and keep Michelle in our thoughts is a start. We want to support Michelle and her family in any way we can."

Wilkins is continuing to recover from a March 18 attack when her unborn baby, Aurora, was cut out of her womb. The baby did not survive.

See the full story on Longmont Times-Call
Pikes Peak Brewing and Switchbacks!
- April 08, 2015 -
Earlier this month Pikes Peak Brewing Company announced their partnership with the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC. This makes Pikes Peak Brewing the club's official local craft beer sponsor.

During home games Pikes Peak Brewing will serve its award winning Elephant Rock IPA.

"We can't wait for professional soccer to be played in Colorado Springs, it is an honor to be a part of the inaugural season of the Switchbacks," said Pikes Peak Founder and Head Brewer Chris Wright. "Pikes Peak Beer and Switchback Soccer, two local reasons for Colorado Springs to come together."

"Really excited to have a great local craft brewer on board with us in Pikes Peak Brewing. Fans at the Switchbacks matches now have another reason to cheers! I'm a Gold Rush man myself," said Nick Ragain, President of the Switchbacks FC.

See their schedule and get your tickets to the game!
Happy National Beer Day!
- April 07, 2015 -
National Beer Day is an unofficial-some might say fake-holiday celebrated annually on April 7, because that's the day in 1933 when people could once again legally buy, make, and drink beer due to the end of prohibition.

Grab your phone and use our interactive map to direct you to a craft brewery near you. Or look at it on your computer

Partake in this wonderful unofficial holiday.

Read 8 Reasons to Love Beer on National Beer Day-or Any Day Really from TIME INC. NETWORK as you sip on your craft brew.

Cheers!
Horray for Declaration Brewing Company
- April 03, 2015 -
One of Colorado's breweries made The 15 Hottest New Beer Bars in the U.S! Congratulations guys! Keep doing what your doing!

Check out the story and see who else made the list! And if you have not already, make sure you stop in to Declaration Brewing Company and try out some of their beers!
Brewers Association Lists Top 50 Breweries of 2014
- March 31, 2015 -
Straight from the Brewers Association Press Release

Brewers Association Lists Top 50 Breweries of 2014

Boulder, CO •March 31, 2015-The Brewers Association (BA)-the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers-today released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 42 were craft brewing companies¹.

"The companies on this list include the vanguard of the craft industry," said Bart Watson, chief economist, Brewers Association. "They are exposing new beer lovers to craft, opening new markets and creating opportunities for the entire category. As they continue to grow, so will the availability of innovative and high-quality beers produced for all to enjoy."


Colorado Made the list! Six Breweries are listed as being in the top 50 in the United States based on beer sales volume.

Look at the full List on the Brewers Association website.
Eddyline Brewing Company Expands
- March 20, 2015 -
From the Eddyline Brewing Company's Press Release;

Eddyline Brewery has completed a significant expansion and we want to celebrate with you! Join us for our Expansion Grand Opening of our brewery and new outdoor beer garden on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 1:30 pm - 5:00 p.m. at Eddyline Pub & Brewery, 102 Linderman Avenue, Buena Vista, Colorado 81211.

The official ribbon cutting is at 1:30 p.m. with representatives from the Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Program from the State of Colorado. The celebration will continue with brewery tours, beer tastings, Eddyline food and live entertainment by Bonnie and The Beard from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm in our outdoor beer garden.


Rye Fest 2015
- March 09, 2015 -
Rye the hell not! That was the general thought passed around between The Bob, Chain Reaction Brewing and Black Sky Brewery when the idea of putting on a small festival that would include only hand crafted brews with some type of rye addition.

As the 3 breweries met and put together ideas for the fest it was clear that Black Sky Brewery would be the perfect venue to host this first year event. Not only does Black Sky have the ability to accept all the beers entered into the festival they also have the ability to provide food and brew a unique collaboration beer specifically designed with rye fest in mind. Adding a collaboration element to this fest was an important feature since it will be held during Colorado Craft Beer week.

The collaboration beer will be a rye pale ale that used the additions of pale rye, flaked rye and crystal rye malts and a generous 30 minute continuous hopping using a special blend of various earthy and spicy hops that truly make this brew a 1 of a kind that will never be brewed again. Below you will find details about Rye Fest, if you have any additional question or would like to set up an interview about the fest just let me know.


Event Details

Date: March 28th
Time: 1pm-5pm
Location: Black Sky Brewery
Price: $35 includes admission, unlimited tasters, and rye fest pint glass

o Portion of the proceeds will be donated to MaxFund No Kill animal shelter and adoption center
o Tickets are available at participating breweries



Rules of Rye Fest:

Brewery must be familiar with brewing with rye of a semi regular basis
All beers must use some type of rye


Check out their website to see participating breweries
Calling All Homebrewers!
- February 27, 2015 -
They had so much fun last year They are gonna do it again!

Great Storm Brewing invites all homebrewers to bring in their best and brightest beer. Their staff will taste them all and pick their very favorite. The lucky brewer of the best beer will win the chance to brew up a batch with the assistance of their staff and see it sold in the taproom.

They will pay for ingredients; you'll get bragging rights! AND the lucky winner will get free beer as long as the concoction is on tap. There will be other prizes for close contenders, but there can be only one BEST beer, so BRING IT BREWERS! (BTW their judging is entirely subjective and final!)

Beer Drop Off Wednesday April 15th and Thursday April 16th from 5pm to 8pm.

Winners announced Wednesday April 29th at 7:00pm.
Three entries maximum, two 12 oz bottles of each entry required.

To download entry form and all the details see their website
Good Luck!
1st Annual Green Manniversary Week
- February 24, 2015 -

It's been a whole year of 47 draft craft beers and Green Man Taproom invites you to celebrate… with their 1st Annual Green Manniversary Week, all week March 02 - 08, 2015!

- ALL 47 draft beers will be $4.50 Monday through Friday, All Day, Everyday!

- Food specials everyday including Lamburgini Lamburgers, Hungarian Goulash, and more!

- Special prizes on Thursday at 7:30pm with Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia!

- Live music Friday night with their local favorite singer/songwriter Nick Davey!

- Their 1st Annual Hop Vapor Festival Saturday afternoon… come inhale the vapor of real hops and enjoy corresponding brews from Nano 108! No cover charter and no tickets needed. The Hop Vapor Fest promises to be a breathtaking experience!

- Every beer purchased all week gets you a ticket for a grand prize drawing!

Come out and celebrate celebrate Colorado Springs biggest and best draft craft beer selection!

Check out their website for more
Saint Patrick's Brewing Company Opens in Littleton!
- February 18, 2015 -
Saint Patrick's Brewing Company has been closes for a few months in preparation for opening up their new location in Littleton Colorado. They are holding a few soft openings starting February 18, 2015 and will have a Grand Opening March 17, 2015.

Their new location has
~8000 sq. ft. beer garden on the Platte River that features a gazebo
~ an 18 person fire pit
~ bocce courts
~ basketball hoop
~corn-hole course

The front patio has seating for 30 and a cozy fireplace.
Six comfortable and distinct seating areas
Vintage, 80's style dance floor complete with neon lights and disco ball
Foosball, Ping Pong & Arcade Table
Fine Art Gallery

You will not want to miss out on the new location! 2842 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80120. Stop in for one of their thirteen beer on tap!

See more of their newbrewery
Goldspot Brewing Company Grand Opening
- February 18, 2015 -
Goldspot Brewing Company is set for their Grand Opening on Saturday February 21, 2015. They are located at 4970 Lowell Blvd in Denver Colorado.

They will have a beer for everyone, "Sour beer. Dark beer. Hoppy beer. Old beer and young beer, lager and ale. We love it all and you do too. So we're going to make a lot of it. The ones that we all really like, we'll make more of that."

Stop on by during your Saturday errands and check out the newest brewery in the Denver area.

See more about their brewery
Avery Brewing Move Into New Digs - Lucky Us!
- February 16, 2015 -
Swing over to Avery Brewing Company's new operations, which open today. Bring your friends, your thirst and your appetite, too. They're offering guided brewhouse tours at 4pm and 5pm through Feb 21. You can also see for yourself on the self-guided tour, and view the new brewhouse and packaging operations through giant windows that show off the gleaming new tankage and hard-working Avery crew.

A brand-new kitchen, coupled with a new menu, make for yet another new experience in Boulder's beer scene. They'll be open 3pm to 11pm daily through February, and starting March 2nd will extend normal hours to 11am-11pm daily. They'll have a whopping 30 beers on tap to explore, and you can check out their new menu here.

The New Location is at 4910 Nautilus Ct. in Boulder. CONGRATULATIONS AVERY! Now get back to work and make some more ass-kicking beer...
Denver Beer Lover's Guide 2016
- February 09, 2015 -
5280, The Denver Magazine, just released a great article on some great craft beer insights, Suds in the City. The article has 10 New Denver Breweries You Need to Visit, Craft Trends, Beer-Cations and much much more.

Suds in the City is a must read article
Denver Beer Lover's Guide 2016
- February 09, 2015 -
5280, The Denver Magazine, just released a great article on some great craft beer insights, Suds in the City. The article has 10 New Denver Breweries You Need to Visit, Craft Trends, Beer-Cations and much much more.

Suds in the City is a must read article
Ratio Beerworks Grand Opening
- February 03, 2015 -
Ratio Beerworks is excited to announce that they will be hosting their Grand Opening party on Saturday, February 14th.

They will open the doors at 12pm in the RiNo™ Arts District of the historic Five Points neighborhood. Bring your sweet Valentine by to see the new Denver Brewery!

Ratio Beerworks harmonizes flavor, atmosphere, and community. At Ratio, we know that our differences, especially when properly balanced, make us that much stronger. Though originally meeting in the world of independent music, we have a widely varied past from brewing to business, branding to sales, marketing to product development. Having played in touring bands and run record labels, we share a passion for independent thinking, community and the D.I.Y. spirit.

Check out the Festivites
Declaration Brewing Grand Opening
- February 03, 2015 -
Declaration will be opening an enjoyable tap room and associated large beer garden on February 14, 2015. The innovative group of individuals that make Declaration happen will bring you amazing beers, fun marketing, and many future historical events at Declaration Brewing... Make A Statement

Make sure you join them on their exciting day!

See more on their website
Roaring Fork Beer Company 1st Annual Homebrew Competition
- January 28, 2015 -
Roaring Fork Beer Company Immediate Release

Carbondale, Co – January, 27th 2015 – Attention all homebrewers of the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond, the Roaring Fork Beer Company is holding their first ever homebrew competition, an American Homebrew Association (AHA) supported event.

The competition, which accepts homebrew entries at the breweries tap room from January 28th up until March 14th will follow rules and guidelines by the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) and consists of a colossal "Best in Show" prize created by RFBC brewers Chase Engel and Jerod Day. 1st place, or "Best in Show," will have the opportunity to brew their winning beer on RFBC's commercial brew system with professional brewers, have their winning beer tapped in the tasting room and be entered into the Pro-Am Competition at GABF (Great American Beer Fest.) There will also be a 2nd and 3rd place with prizes to be determined. "There are so many great homebrewers in this valley and in this state that we wanted to celebrate their creativity by allowing them to showcase their brews in collaboration with us. We are really looking forward to getting together with other professional brewers and judges in the area for what will be a fun and exciting day of judging," says Chase Engel, CEO and head brewer of Roaring Fork Beer Company.

RFBC has asked each homebrewer to limit their entries to up to five and will accept any style of beer as long as it follows the guidelines stated under the BJCP and AHA. Winners will be announced March 28th at Roaring Fork Beer Company's one-year anniversary party. Winners do not need to be present at time of announcement but are encouraged to come enjoy the one-year celebration that the brewery has thoughtfully planned. A panel of professional brewers in Colorado as well as BJCP certified judges will be judging the submitted homebrews at Roaring Fork Beer Companies facility.


For more particulars, required forms and deadlines for the 1st Annual Roaring Fork Beer Company Homebrew Competition, email Jerod Day at jerod@roaringforkbeerco.com with any burning questions or please visit the blog
2015 Adds Another Brewery!
- January 27, 2015 -
Brix Taphouse & Brewery with hold their Grand Opening on Saturday January 31, 2015. Brix Taphouse & Brewery is located in Downtown Greeley, serving 60 taps, all Colorado breweries including their own, with a few ciders and gluten free options. They will have Colorado wine and spirits as well.

Brix Taphouse & Brewery is located at 813 8th St, Greeley, Colorado 80631. The Grand Opening party will begin at 2pm. If you are in the area make sure you stop in and say hi. Give them a warm welcome to the craft beer scene!

Follow more on their website
Freedom's Edge Brewery to Close Fort Collins Location
- January 21, 2015 -
"So after some lengthy family discussions we have come to the realization that our Ft. Collins brewery is just too small for our future plans and we are spreading ourselves much too thin as a result.

So we have made the decision to move out of our current building and redirect our attention to our distribution goals. We will be closing the brewery on Monday the 26th. Remember, our Cheyenne brewery is only a few short miles up I-25 if you get thirsty before we start distributing in foco! Come out for a few pints this week! Cheers!"


If you have an opportunity before they close on the 26th, stop in and have a brew!

Look for more information and follow the distribution routes on their website.
Nighthawk Brewery Grand Opening
- January 20, 2015 -
Broomfield is gaining another brewery. Nighthawk Brewery is set to open their doors to the public Friday January 23, 2015. They are located 2780 Industrial Lane Broomfield, CO 80020. They will have a variety of beers for everyone. Give them a warm craft beer welcome when you stop by Friday. Hours on Friday will be 11am-10pm.

Check out their website
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