Fresh Taps: Jan. 8th – Jan. 14th (2014)

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.

Kokopelli Beer Co Now that New Years Eve has come and gone, things are starting to return to normal. There are some fresh and tasty all over this great state this week, including two brand new breweries Kokopelli Beer Co in Westminster and Post Brewing Co in Lafayette. And check out the new layout below!

Shea’s Spotlight Tappings

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

Falling Rock Tap House has a reputation for hosting some of the most amazing and unique beer tapping events in Denver, and this Monday is no different. That’s the day (at 5:30PM) that they’ll be doing a Stone Brewing Vertical Epic vertical tapping from 03.03.03 to 12.12.12. You certainly won’t have a case of the Mondays if you check this out, though I can’t vouch for your Tuesday morning.

Yeti Night If you find yourself up in Vail on Friday night for the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival, why not catch some more big beers at the Vail Ale House! Great Divide is throwing a Yeti Night at 6PM, which includes tappings of Bourbon Barrel Aged Yeti, Espresso Oak Aged Yeti, and Oak Aged Yeti. Plus you can get a free Yeti hug. Do you believe?

 

 

 

The Smuggled Taps (Recently Tapped Brews I Missed)

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details
West Flanders Brewing Boulder
  • Daisy Cutter
  • Recreational Smoke Smoked Porter
Black Sky Brewery  Denver Demonseed IPA
Renegade Brewing  Denver Azacca Red IPA
Saint Patrick’s Brewing Company Englewood Centennial State Lager
Equinox Brewing Fort Collins Space Ghost IPA
Front Range Brewing Lafayette Shaolin Mentusaur Double IPA
Pikes Peak Brewing Monument Good-night Loving IPA
Brewery Rickoli Wheat Ridge CHILIIPA Totally IPA dry hopped with fire roasted chili
Colorado Plus Wheat Ridge
  • Dead Kaiser Berlinerweiss Sour Ale
  • Mr Brown India Brown Ale

This Week’s Tappings

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details Day Date Time
Odyssey Beerwerks Arvada Golden Strong Ale Discovery Beer Wednesday W 01/08/2014 5PM
West Flanders Brewing Boulder St. Marks Dubbel W 01/08/2014
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Holy Basil India Pale Lager Firkin Wednesday W 01/08/2014 3PM-9PM
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Projet Denver Vieille blended with Happy Leaf Kombucha’s Cranberry Lavender Kombucha Wild Wednesday W 01/08/2014 5PM
River North Brewing Denver American-style Avarice Imperial Stout W 01/08/2014 3PM
Star Bar Denver Perennial Artisan Ales:

  • Aria Belgian Style Ale with Brettanomyces
  • Heart of Gold Wheat Wine
  • Hereafter Belgian Golden Ale w/ Missouri pears and white sage
  • Fete de Noel Belgian Strong Dark Ale
  • Abraxas Imperial Stout w/ cacao nibs, ancho chiles, vanilla beans, and cinnamon sticks
Perennial Artisan Ales Meet the Brewer W 01/08/2014 6PM
Station 26 Brewing Denver
  • Red IPA
  • Brown
W 01/08/2014
Black Bottle Brewery Fort Collins Mosaic Hipster IPA Hipster IPA with only Mosaic hops W 01/08/2014
Grist Brewing Highland Ranch Morocha Hoppy Stout W 01/08/2014 4PM
Odd13 Brewing Lafayette TBD Small Batch Wednesday 2 varieties of each batch W 01/08/2014 5PM
Lone Tree Brewing Lone Tree Bronco Belgian Pale W 01/08/2014 12PM
High Hops Brewery Windsor Strawbanero Honey Firkin Hump Day Habanero Honey with a hint of strawberry W 01/08/2014 5PM
West Flanders Brewing Boulder Sub Conscious Coffee Stout Single Keg Series Th 01/09/2014
Station 26 Brewing Denver Coffee Red IPA Firkin Thursday Th 01/09/2014
Post Brewing Co Lafayette Post beers:

  • Top Rope Mexican Lager
  • Lil’ Buddy American-style Bitter
  • Robust Porter
  • IPA

Guest taps:

  • Firestone Walker Pivo Pilsner
  • Dogfish Head India Brown Ale
  • Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Fearless Youth Dunkel
  • Odd 13 Eric the Red Imperial Red Ale
  • Avery 4point2 IPA
  • Avery New World Porter
Grand Opening Th 01/09/2014 4PM
Avery Brewing Boulder Out of Mind Trio Friday Special Tapping 3 different blends of Avery’s coffee stout made with these unique coffee varieties: Organic Ozo Blend, Brazil, and Ethiopia F 01/10/2014 5PM
Rockyard Brewing Castle Rock Bourbon Barrel Oatmeal Stout F 01/10/2014
TRiNiTY Brewing Colorado Springs Bourbon Barrel Aged Chilly Water Porter that was bottom fermented and aged on Mexican Cauchalalate wood F 01/10/2014 5PM
Governor’s Park Denver Breckenridge Big Nose Lager Simul-Toast Launch F 01/10/2014 6PM
Marlowe’s Denver Breckenridge Big Nose Lager Simul-Toast Launch F 01/10/2014 6PM
Paramount Café Denver Breckenridge Big Nose Lager Simul-Toast Launch F 01/10/2014 6PM
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Loveland 7 Ravens Schwarzbier F 01/10/2014
Vail Ale House Vail Great Divide:

  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Yeti
  • Espresso Oak Aged Yeti
  • Oak Aged Yeti
Yeti Night F 01/10/2014 6PM
Kokopelli Beer Co Westminster
  • American Pale Ale
  • Copper Road English Pale Extra Special
  • White Belgian Wit
  • Autumns Amber
  • IPA
  • Milk Stout
Grand Opening F 01/10/2014 2PM
Boulder Beer Co Boulder The Heckler Belgian Tripel and other specialty beers Cyclocross Nationals Post-Race Party Along with Sierra Nevada Sa 01/11/2014 5:30PM
Big Beaver Brewing Loveland Commando Under the Kilt Scottish Ale Sa 01/11/2014 7PM
Kokopelli Beer Co Westminster
  • American Pale Ale
  • Copper Road English Pale Extra Special
  • White Belgian Wit
  • Autumns Amber
  • IPA
  • Milk Stout
Grand Opening Sa 01/11/2014 2PM
Kokopelli Beer Co Westminster
  • American Pale Ale
  • Copper Road English Pale Extra Special
  • White Belgian Wit
  • Autumns Amber
  • IPA
  • Milk Stout
Grand Opening S 01/12/2014 2PM
Falling Rock Tap House Denver Stone 03.03.03 through 12.12.12 Stone Vertical Epic Tappings M 01/13/2014 5:30PM
Stapleton Tap House Denver Monday’s Keg Colab with New Belgium and Jack Rabbit Hill Winery M 01/13/2014 6PM
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project Denver Also releasing bottles of Nightmare on Brett at 5PM T 01/14/2014 6PM
Dillon Dam Brewery Dillon Grapefruit and fresh simcoe hops T 01/14/2014 5PM

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.