Fresh Taps: Nov. 20th-Nov. 26th

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.

Crow Hop Brewing Winter is Coming Beer Festival is still going on at Cedar Creek Pub, Crow Hop Brewing is having their grand opening in Loveland on Saturday, Rackhouse Pub is tapping some special 2012 Dry Dock brews, and Denver Bicycle Cafe is celebrating their 2nd anniversary – it’s going to be a good week! And that’s just a sliver of what’s being tapped this week.

Shea’s Spotlight Tappings

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

Mmmm, pecans. And bourbon. Don’t you wish someone would put these in a beer together? Well you’re in luck! Copper Kettle’s weekly firkin will feature a Pecan Bourbon Brown Ale this Wednesday starting at 3PM. These beers can go pretty quickly, so get there early!

Lone Tree Brewing And for you hop heads and coffee addicts out there, Lone Tree Brewing has each of you covered this Friday. LTB will be releasing a rare Triple IPA and a Coffee Stout! Whether you want to blow up your taste buds or nerves, these brews are sure to satisfy your itch for intense flavor. Beers start pouring at noon, with music filling your ears at 6PM.

 

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

The Smuggled Taps (Recently Tapped Brews I Missed):

Denver

  • Freshcraft – Upslope Christmas Ale
  • Stapleton Tap House – Aspen Brewing This Season’s Blonde Ale

Eagle

  • Bonfire Brewing – Kilt Dropper Scotch Ale

Fort Collins

  • Funkwerks – Oud Bruin Barrel-Aged Sour

Grand Junction

  • Kannah Creek – Mt. Hood Single Hop

Loveland

  • Loveland Aleworks – Robust Porter

Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 2013:

Arvada

  • Odyssey Beerwerks – Double Dry Hopped IPA – 5PM – Discovery Beer Wednesday
  • Yak & Yeti – Exceptionally Built ESB – Aged in Leopold Brothers bourbon barrels

Aurora

  • Cedar Creek Pub – Winter is Coming Winter Beer Festival – 11AM to 9PM
    • Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
    • Sierra Nevada Celebration
    • Samual Adams Winter
    • Breckenridge Christmas
    • Tommy Knocker Cocoa Porter
    • St.Arnold Christmas
    • Anchor Christmas
    • Big Sky Powder Hound
    • Blue Moon Abbey Ale
    • Alaskan Winter

Boulder

  • Boulder Beer Co – TBD Barrel-Aged Tapping – 5PM

Colorado Springs

  • Bristol Brewing – Black Lager – 5PM to 10PM
  • Great Storm Brewing – Barrel Roll Imperial Red Aged in Bordeaux Barrels and Whiskey Barrel-Aged Seedy Po Pumpkin Seed Porter

Denver

  • Copper Kettle Brewing – Pecan Bourbon Brown Ale – 3PM to 9PM – Firkin Wednesday
  • Rackhouse Pub – Dry Dock Brewing Tappings – 5PM to 12AM – I’d Tap That
    • 2012 Wee Heavy
    • 2012 Walt Vletren Strong Ale
    • 2012 Sour Swabby Belgian Quad
    • Imperial Pumpkin Ale Firkin, Cask Conditioned on Jamaican Rum Oak Chips & Vanilla Beans
    • Apricot Blonde
    • U-Boat Hefeweizen
  • River North Brewing – Whiskey Barrel Aged J. Marie – 3PM – Wayward Wednesday

Lafayette

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

Windsor

  • High Hops Brewery – Golden Sour Ale – 5PM – Firkin Hump Day

Thursday, Nov. 21st, 2013:

Aurora

  • Cedar Creek Pub – Winter is Coming Winter Beer Festival – 11AM to 9PM
    • Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
    • Sierra Nevada Celebration
    • Samual Adams Winter
    • Breckenridge Christmas
    • Tommy Knocker Cocoa Porter
    • St.Arnold Christmas
    • Anchor Christmas
    • Big Sky Powder Hound
    • Blue Moon Abbey Ale
    • Alaskan Winter

Boulder

  • The Hungry Toad – Left Hand Brewing 400 Pound Monkey English Style IPA on Cask – 6PM to 9PM

Colorado Springs

  • Bristol Brewing – Old No. 23 Barley Wine – 5PM to 10PM

Englewood

  • Saint Patrick’s Brewing Company – El Draque Lager – Brewed with nine different herbs and spices, dry hopped, dry spiced, and aged on French oak

Fort Collins

  • Odell Brewing – Stache-On Strong Ale – 4PM to 6PM – Brewed by/with the CSU Brewing Science and Technology class

Golden

  • Hogback Saloon – Golden City Brewing Legendary Red

Friday, Nov. 22nd, 2013:

Aurora

  • Cedar Creek Pub – Winter is Coming Winter Beer Festival – 11AM to 9PM
    • Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
    • Sierra Nevada Celebration
    • Samual Adams Winter
    • Breckenridge Christmas
    • Tommy Knocker Cocoa Porter
    • St.Arnold Christmas
    • Anchor Christmas
    • Big Sky Powder Hound
    • Blue Moon Abbey Ale
    • Alaskan Winter
  • Dry Dock Brewing – TBD – 3PM to 6PM – Firkin Friday

Boulder

  • Avery Brewing – Chocolate Mint Stout – 5PM – Friday Special Tapping

Denver

  • Diebolt Brewing – Dark Pumpkin Saison

Lone Tree

  • Lone Tree Brewing – Stairway to Heaven Triple IPA and Black Mountain Side Coffee Stout – 12PM

Saturday, Nov. 23rd, 2013:

Denver

  • Copper Kettle Brewing – Bock Lager – 12PM to 10PM
  • Denver Bicycle Cafe – 2nd Birthday Bash – 7PM to 12AM
    • Grimm Brothers Golden Hairs Czech Pilsner
    • Hogshead Bully Bitter ESB
    • Denver Beer Co 3T Experimental IPA
    • Crooked Stave Vielle (tart saison)
    • Copper Kettle Brewing Coffee Rye Porter (firkin and on draft) – Special beer made just for our 2nd anniversary!
    • Crazy Mountain Nitro Pumpkin Ale
    • Yak and Yeti Bordeaux Barrel Aged Belgian Blonde
    • Wit’s End Green Man Pale
    • Wynkoop Wet-Hopped Double IPA
    • Renegade Hammer and Sickle Russian Imperial Stout
    • Strange Brewing Dr. StrangeLove Barley Wine (2012 GABF bronze winner)
    • Colorado Cider Company Glider Dry Cider

Fort Collins

  • Odell Brewing – 2013 Friek

Greeley

  • Wiley Roots Brewing – William Scottish Wee Heavy

Loveland

  • Crow Hop Brewing – Loose Tongue Lager and more – 1PM to 10PM – Grand Opening

Sunday, Nov. 24th, 2013

Denver

  • TRVE Brewing – Eastern Candle Pale Wheat Bretta – 2PM to 10PM

Fort Collins

  • Odell Brewing – 2013 Friek

Monday, Nov. 25th, 2013

I’ve got nothing. Perhaps finish that pumpkin beer or Oktoberfest left in your fridge.

Tuesday, Nov. 26th, 2013

Denver

  • Park Burger – Aspen Brewing Tap Takeover – 4PM

 

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.