Vine Street sends newsletter, steals all beer geeks’ attention and money

We get newsletters from all the breweries, restaurants, bars, and trampoline-entertainment-centers around the area. Usually there’s a nugget of information worth passing on, or an event we add to the calendar. Vine Street’s email this morning is so jam-packed full of awesome that it’s worth copying and pasting verbatim. Enjoy, and see you there.

The Uptown Neighborhood of Denver Gets Ready to Throw Down Mountain Sun-Style

This Saturday, September 17th at 1pm, join us at the Vine Street Pub for a neighborhood block party that won’t soon be forgotten.  While the pub will be open and pouring some of the best Belgian beers available in Colorado, we’re closing down Vine Street from 17thto 18th Avenues to make room for a full day of events.

The party kicks off at 1pm with the first-ever Mountain Sun Brewer’s Olympics.  Immediately following the medal ceremony, Dave Johnston from Yonder Mountain String Band and Drew Emmitt from Leftover Salmon will take the stage at 17th and Vine Street with an all-star line-up of bluegrass musicians.  This FREE show is not to be missed.

In between sets of bluegrass, some of the most talented comics in Denver will argue hilarious topics in an uproarious debate that you, the audience, will judge.  And throughout the day, you’ll be able to enjoy a beer garden showcasing fine ales from all the breweries participating in the Olympics.

To give back to this incredible neighborhood of Denver, the residents of the Uptown Community have chosen Cancer Support Community Colorado as the beneficiary of the block party.  All proceeds from the best beer garden you’re likely to see in Colorado and a Mountain Sun BBQ tent will benefit this worthy non-profit.

Cancer Support Community Colorado’s mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. The non-profit’s mission supports and complements the medical treatment of cancer. Their vision is that no one faces cancer alone. www.cancersupportcolorado.org

10 Front Range Breweries Prepare To Compete for Gold in the First-Ever Mountain Sun Brewers’ Olympics

To kick off the Uptown Neighborhood Block Party this Saturday, September 17th, 10 breweries from across the Front Range have assembled Olympic teams to compete for the gold and, of course, bragging rights in the first-ever Mountain Sun Brewers’ Olympics.

Events Include:

  • Relay Tricycle Race
  • The Hand-Cart Obstacle Course
  • Blind-folded Grain Stacking Relay
  • Beer Transfer Competition (No tools or vessels allowed!)
  • The Yeast-Filled Balloon Toss

The Olympics will kick off at 1pm, and the medal ceremony will immediately follow the completion of the final event.  A grandfather of the Front Range brewing scene, Marty Jones from Wynkoop Brewery, will award the gold, silver and bronze medals.

Each participating brewery is bringing two kegs to contribute to our beer garden.  All proceeds from the beer garden support Cancer Support Community Colorado.  Participating breweries include: Mountain Sun, Breckenridge, Wynkoop, Upslope, Boulder Beer, Great Divide, Oskar Blues, Twisted Pine, Odell Brewing, and Avery.

 Get Your Tickets NOW For Belgian Beer 101 This Thursday, September 15th in the NEW Vine Street Brewery

As the finishing touches are placed on our new brewery in Denver, we want to invite all our friends and family to be the first to hang out in our new facility before production begins.

At 6pm on Thursday, September 15th, we will be hosting “Belgian Beer 101: Tasting the Trend Sweeping the Nation,” an introductory class taught by our brewers that will explore the history of Belgian beer in the context of a Belgian Beer and food tasting.

In addition to some great guest Belgian beers, the Mountain Sun line-up for the event includes: Franklin’s Strong Golden, 1636 Belgian Dubbel, Onslaught Belgo-American IPA, St. Amos Wit, Bombshell Blonde, and Dirty Dark Strong Ale aged in a merlot barrel.

To complement these great ales, executive chef Annabelle Forrestal has put together an incredible offering of Belgian-inspired heavy appetizers: Charcuterie plate, buttermilk chicken and waffles, Belgian Frites, and handmade local sausages.

Tickets are only $50 and going fast.  So hurry into any Mountain Sun Pub to reserve your spot at this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be the first to visit our new brewery before production begins while enjoying some rare Belgian ales and tasty Belgian snacks.

What: Belgian Beer 101: Tasting the Trend Sweeping the Nation

Where: The Vine Street Brewery

When: Thursday, September 15th at 6pm

Tickets: $50, available at any Mountain Sun Pub

Rare Releases and Special Events Celebrate Belgian Beer Month at the Vine Street Pub

Belgian Beer Month at the Vine Street Pub is nearly half over, but the rarest and greatest releases are still yet to come, starting today!  All events start at 4:20pm.

Monday, September 12th: Taste all three of our Mountain Sun Saisons side-by-side.  These saison recipes were developed in the past few months specifically for Belgian Beer Month.

Monday, September 19th: Mountain Sun Barrel-Aged Series Release.  This very rare release party will include the Dirty Dark, Franklin’s Strong Golden aged in a Chardonnay barrel and the Petite Syrah-aged Strong Dark.

Monday, September 26th: Release of the Mountain Sun Belgian bottle collection, including Onslaught, Saison d’été and Saison Orange.  All bottled Mountain Sun Belgians will also be offered on tap for comparison.  In addition, we will release a rare guest Belgian bottle list in honor of the Great American Beer Festival.  Bottle list will include:

  • Biere de L’Amitie, St. Feuillien/Green Flash Collaboration
  • Saison Dupont, Brasserie Dupont sprl | Belgium
  • Kasteel Rouge, Castle Brewery| Belgium
  • Black Hole Series, Mikkeller | Denmark
  • K-O Blonde, De Proefbrouwerij | Belgium
  • Cuvée Des Jonquilles, Brasserie Bailleux | France
  • La Choulette Blonde, Brasserie La Choulette | France
  • Fantôme Saison, Brasserie Fantôme | Belgium
  • Cantillon Gueuze, Brasserie Cantillon | Belgium
  • Bink Blond, Brouwerij Kerkom | Belgium
  • Witte Trappist, Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. | Netherlands
  • Girardin Gueuze Brouwerij Girardin | Belgium

So far, Belgian Month at the Vine Street Pub has been a huge success.  The line-up has been changing daily so it’s still important to check back often so you don’t miss out on any phenomenal beers.  Here’s a look at what will hit the tap board during the remainder of September.

Mountain Sun Belgian Ales:

  • St. Amos Belgian White
  • Franklins Strong Golden
  • 1636 Dubbel
  • Belge Eclaire Belgian IPA
  • Saison d’ete
  • Temperance Belgian Pale
  • Prudence Belgian Honey Ale
  • Dirty Dark Sour
  • Shadow Master Belgian Stout
  • Onslaught Belgian Imperial IPA
  • Champagne Lady Strong Golden Ale

Guest Belgian Ales:

  • Avery 18th Anniversary Rye Saison
  • St. Feuillien and Green Flash Collaboration – Biere De L’Amitie
  • De Ranke Noir de Dottignies
  • Avery’s Salvation and Karma Belgian Pale
  • Boulevard Brewing Tank 7
  • Bruery Mischief
  • Multiple styles of Lost Abbey
  • Greenflash Le Freak Belgian IPA
  • St. Somewhere Brewing Company Saison Athene,
  • Geants Sasion Voisin
  • Geants Gouyasse Belgian Blonde
  • Duvel Belgian Ale
  • Watou Tripel
  • La Binchoise Blonde

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