Fresh Taps: Oct. 23rd-29th

Welcome to Fresh Taps. Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state.

Very Nice Brewing October may almost be over, but the beer tappings sure aren’t. Several large tap takeovers are coming your way this week at places like Rackhouse Pub and Stapleton Tap House. There are also several brewery anniversary celebrations including Very Nice Brewing in Nederland, Arvada Beer Co, Kannah Creek in Grand Junction, and Big Beaver in Loveland. And that is only a sliver of what’s on tap this week!

Shea’s Spotlight Tappings

Each week I’ll pick a few tappings that catch my eye, and taste buds.

Didn’t make it to TRiNiTY Brewing’s pumpkin beer tap takeover last week? Have no fear, Stapleton Tap House is giving you another shot at pumpkin beer overload. And as a bonus they’re also throwing some Oktoberfest beers your way too. A total of 11 pumpkin beers / Oktoberfests will be tapped this Thursday for your enjoyment (see details in listing below).

Speaking of Oktoberfests, St. Dominic’s in the Highlands is throwing a tasty sounding version this Sunday. There will be brats, brisket, football, music, and…oh yeah…beer! Beers from Breckenridge, Diebolt, Great Divide, Hogshead, Prost, and Wynkoop to be specific.

St Dominic's Oktoberfest

The largest event of the week is this Saturday, as Rackhouse Pub celebrates its 4th Anniversary with a plethora of Ska tappings. Over 20 Ska brews will be featured (details below) at what is being billed as the Skanniversary Party. Whether you love Ska or want to try them out, this event is sure to expose you to some first-time Ska experiences.

Skanniversary Party

Here’s the rest of the stellar fresh tappings across Colorado for the next week.

The Smuggled Taps (Recently Tapped Brews I Missed):

Arvada

  • Odyssey Beerwerks – Don’t Pout Holiday Stout – Light ginger bite with vanilla and cinnamon

Denver

  • Great Divide Brewing – Hades Golden Belgian-Style Ale
  • Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew – Pumpkin Beer
  • Prost Brewing – Dunkelwieß

Fort Collins

  • Pateros Creek Brewing – Mt. Massive Imperial IPA

Greeley

  • Crabtree Brewing – Chunkin’ Pumpkin

Monument

  • Pikes Peak Brewing – Hot Shot Green Chili Ale

Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, 2013:

Arvada

  • Arvada Beer Co – Barrel Aged Dopplebock – 2nd Anniversary
  • Odyssey Beerwerks – Piña Colada Hefeweisen – 5PM – Discovery Beer Wednesday

Denver

  • Copper Kettle Brewing – Kentucky Common Dark Cream Ale – 3PM to 9PM – Firkin Wednesday
  • Local 46 – New Belgium Sin And Tonic – 6PM
  • Renegade Brewing – Rocket Pumpkin Oatmeal Stout – 6PM
  • River North Brewing – Abbey-style BPR: straight up and dry hopped – 3PM – Wayward Wednesday
  • Rock Bottom Denver – Pumpkin Smasher – 6PM

Lafayette

  • Odd13 Brewing – TBD – 5PM – Small Batch Wednesday

Windsor

  • High Hops Brewery – Barrel-Aged Honeyed One – 5PM – Firkin Wednesday

Thursday, Oct 24th, 2013:

Arvada

  • Arvada Beer Co – Nitro Sour and Sour Red – 2nd Anniversary

Boulder

  • SiP – Left Hand Black Jack Porter – 5PM to 10PM

Colorado Springs

  • Bristol Brewing – Imperial IPA – 5PM to 10PM

Denver

  • Stapleton Tap House – Oktumpkin Fest
    • Trinity’s Emma’s Pumpkin Saison
    • Upslope’s Pumpkin Ale
    • Epic’s Fermentation without Representation Imperial Pumpkin Porter
    • Echo’s Pumpkin Ale
    • Eddyline’s Pumpkin Patch Pale Ale
    • Crazy Mountain’s Pumpkin Ale
    • Odyssey’s Fluffy Vanilla Pumpkin Porter
    • Prost’s Oktoberfest
    • Grimm’s Farmer’s Daughter Oktoberfest
    • Big Choice’s Punktoberfest
    • Pike’s Peak’s Oktoberfest

Friday, Oct. 25th, 2013:

Arvada

  • Arvada Beer Co – Barrel Aged Maibock – 2nd Anniversary

Aurora

  • Dry Dock Brewing – Peanut Butter Cup Porter – 3PM – Firkin Friday

Boulder

  • Avery Brewing – Missionary Position Quad infused w/ pineapple and guava – 5PM – Friday Special Tapping

Colorado Springs

  • TRiNiTY Brewing – Merle, Saison Nocturnum – 5PM – Spiced with a blend of sarsaparilla, sassafras, coriander, hibiscus and cumin

Denver

  • CAUTION! Brewing – Toaster Bat Black Smoked Robust Porter – 4PM to 8PM

Lakewood

  • World of Beer – WOBtoberfest – 5 Prost Brewing Tappings

Lone Tree

  • Lone Tree Brewing – Pumpkin

Longmont

  • CHUBurger – Colorado IPA Showdown – 6PM – Six featured Colorado IPA’s

Wheat Ridge

  • Colorado Plus – Brewery Rickoli Mini Tap Takeover – 7PM to 9PM – 5 brews TBD

Saturday, Oct. 26th, 2013:

Arvada

  • Arvada Beer Co – Barrel Aged Wheatwine – 2nd Anniversary

Denver

  • Rackhouse Pub – Skanniversary Party (4th Anniversary Party) – Ska Brewing:
    • Big Shikes Orange Imperial Pilsener
    • Buster Nut Brown
    • Decadent Imperial IPA
    • Dementia Dubbel Blonde
    • ESB
    • Estival Cream Stout
    • Euphoria Pale Ale
    • Hoperation Ivy
    • Mexican Logger
    • Minthe Stout
    • Modus Hoperandi IPA
    • Mole Stout
    • Necherrious Cherry Imperial Porter
    • Nefarious Ten Pin Imperial Porter
    • Pinstripe Red Ale
    • Steel Toe Stout
    • Taster’s Choice Coffee Doppelbock
    • Ten Pin Porter
    • True Blonde
    • Two Tone Montanya
    • Vinifera Stout
  • West End Tap House – Left Hand GABF Gold Medal Celebration – 7PM to 12AM
    • Sawtooth Nitro
    • Milk Stout Nitro
    • Fade to Black Vol. 1 Foreign Export Stout
    • Fade to Black Vol. 5 Black Rye Ale

Fort Collins

  • Black Bottle Brewery – Halloween Party
    • Black Bottle Liquid Metal Pumpkin – 6PM – Firkin
    • Shipyard’s Smashed Pumpkin – 8PM
    • Crazy Mountain’s Rocky Mountain High Pumpkin Pie – 8PM
    • Black Bottle Orange Social Insecurity – 8PM
  • Pateros Creek Brewing – Owl Canyon Pumpkin Ale

Lakewood

  • World of Beer – WOBtoberfest – 5 Prost Brewing Tappings

Lone Tree

  • Lone Tree Brewing – Zombie Hop Zombie Red IPA – 11AM

Loveland

  • Big Beaver Brewing – Oktoberfest and Wasabi Wheat – 3rd Anniversary

Nederland

  • Very Nice Brewing Company – Phunkin Monster Barleywine – 12PM to 10PM – 1 Year Anniversary

Sunday, Oct. 27th, 2013

Denver

  • St. Dominic Parish – St. Dominic’s Oktoberfest – 1PM to 7PM – Beers from Breckenridge, Diebolt, Great Divide, Hogshead, Prost, and Wynkoop

Fort Collins

  • Odell Brewing – Woodcut No.7 Russian Imperial Barrel Aged Stout – 3PM

Grand Junction

  • Kannah Creek Brewing – 5 reserve kegs of single hop brews – 12PM – Cascade, Chinook, Fresh hop Chinook, Centennial, and Challenger – 8th Anniversary Party

Loveland

  • Big Beaver Brewing – Vanilla Chai Stout – 3rd Anniversary

Monday, Oct. 28th, 2013

Grand Junction

  • Kannah Creek Brewing – Mexican Chocolate Stout – 5PM to 10PM – International Firkin Series

Lakewood

  • Keg Steakhouse – Golden City Brewery Molly Brown

Loveland

  • Big Beaver Brewing – Pink Peppercorn Belgian Ale – 3rd Anniversary

Tuesday, Oct. 29th, 2013

Aurora

  • Cedar Creek Pub – Ommegang Take the Black Stout – 4PM to 9PM

Loveland

  • Big Beaver Brewing – Cocoa Mate Scottish Ale – 3rd Anniversary

 

Did we miss something? Has your brewery released something new we should know about? I am only human, so please let me know what’s new and on deck to be tapped at shea@denveroffthewagon.com

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.