Fresh Taps: Aug. 21st-27th, 2013

It may be Hump Day, but Colorado’s breweries have you covered with all kinds of goodies. But don’t forget about the other six days ahead, including Copper Kettle’s Mexican Chocolate Stout aged in tequila barrels on Saturday, some special treats from Avery, and the series of tap takeovers going on all over! Here’s the full sampler of what’s fresh in beer across the great CO.


Source: World of Beer website






Recently Tapped Brews I Missed (I’m only human after all):

  • BJ’s Brewhouse (all locations) – Field Day IPA
  • Cedar Creek Pub (Aurora) – Crabtree Brewing Apricot Saison
  • De Steeg Brewing (Denver) – Russian Imperial Stout
  • Fate Brewing Co (Boulder) – Imperial IPA
  • Freshcraft (Denver) – Boulevard 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat
  • Mayor of Old Town (Fort Collins) – Dry Dock Double IPA & Funkwerks Tropic King
  • Tommyknocker Brewery (Idaho Springs) – Small Patch Pumpkin Harvest Ale fall seasonal, Chile Lager, and IPA and a Half
  • Verboten Brewing (Loveland) – Halt and Stay Imperial Red Ale
  • Yak & Yeti (Arvada & Westminster) – Sherpa Prima – Robust porter aged in Lepolds Bros. whiskey barrel – Limited time only

Wednesday, Aug. 21st, 2013:

  • Avery Brewing (Boulder) – duganA IPA – 5PM – On draft and in bottles
  • Boulder Beer Co (Boulder) – TBD – Barrel Wednesday release – 5PM
  • Copper Kettle Brewing (Denver) – Barrel Aged Barleywine – 3PM to 9PM – Firkin Wednesday
  • High Hops Brewery (Windsor) – Agave Lime Wit – 5PM – Firkin Wednesday
  • Lone Tree Brewing (Lone Tree) – aLTBier – 12PM
  • Rackhouse Pub (Denver) – High Hops Brewery Tap Takeover – 5PM to 12AM – Barrel-Aged Chenobly, Firkin TBD, and Power of Zeus – I’d Tap That event
  • River North Brewing (Denver) – Unified Theory dry-hopped two ways – 3PM – Two 1/6 barrels, each with a different hop – Wayward Wednesday
  • Yak & Yeti (Arvada & Westminster) – Cherry Wheat – 4PM – Wheat Wednesday

Thursday, Aug. 22nd, 2013:

  • Backcountry Pizza (Boulder) – Telluride Brewing Pint Night – 6PM – Face Down Brown, Bridal Veil, and Fishwater DIPA
  • LuLu’s BBQ (Louisville) – Dry Dock Tap Takeover – 5PM – Double IPA, Albatross Nut Brown, and Honey Badger Blonde – $15 All-You-Can-Drink
  • World of Beer (all locations – Cherry Creek & Belmar) – Stone Brewing STONEhenge Tap Takeover – 7PM – Exclusive World of Beer collaboration beer Ruination IPA Grapefruit Slam (only available at WoB), plus other Stone favorites such as 12.12.12, Farking Wheaton W00t Stout, Smoked Porter, Pale Ale, IPA, Levitation Ale, and more!

Friday, Aug. 23rd, 2013:

  • Avery Brewing (Boulder) – Bolder Weisse – Friday Special Tapping
  • Dry Dock Brewing (Aurora) – Cranberry Wit firkin – 3PM – Firkin Friday
  • Front Range Brewing (Lafayette) – Trapper Lake Tripel
  • Prost Brewing (Denver) – Märzen sneak preview – 1st Anniversary Party
  • Rockyard Brewing (Castle Rock) – No Brainer Blonde – 5PM
  • Root25 Taphouse & Kitchet @ the Hyatt DTC (Denver) – Dry Dock Tap Takeover – 5:30PM to 9PM – Apricot Blonde, Hop Abomination, Hefeweizen, Amber, Double IPA, Vanilla Porter, U.S.S. Enterprise IPA, H.M.S. Frolic English Style Pale Ale, Wale Tale Wit, Citrus Summer Wheat, Honey Badger Blonde, and Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Saturday, Aug. 24th, 2013:

  • Copper Kettle Brewing (Denver) – Tequila Barrel Aged Mexican Chocolate Stout – 12PM to 10PM
  • High Hops Brewery (Windsor) – “Colorado Lemonade” All Colorado Ale – All ingredients are from Colorado

Sunday, Aug. 25th, 2013:

  • Fort Collins Brewing (Fort Collins) – Out of the Ashes Smoke Beer Series Release – Rauchbier and Mesquite Chili Lime Ale

Starting Monday, August 26th, Cedar Creek Pub (Aurora) is doing a Widmer Brewing tap takeover that will last through August 30th. Beers you’ll see include:

  • Hefeweizen
  • Drop Top Amber
  • Alchemy Ale
  • Hopside Down IPL
  • Okto Festival Ale
  • W Series: Pitch Black IPA
  • W Series: Nelson Imperial IPA
  • Kill Devil
  • Old Embalmer
  • SXNW

Hooray beer! And tap takeovers!

Did we miss something? Has your brewery released something new we should know about? Let me know what’s new and on deck to be tapped at



About Shea Suski

Transportation planner by trade, craft beer and BBQ enthusiast by life. And scotch. Oh, and live music. Maybe some biking and hiking between beers. He'll beat you at bowling too.

  • kvillegas

    OMF tapped their Belgian Pale Ale this afternoon at 2 p.m.