Fresh Taps: Jan. 15th – Jan. 21st (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.

Cannonball Creek Brewing There are so many delicious sounding events happening this week that it may be hard to choose at times. Some impressive tap takeovers, Cannonball Creek’s 1st Anniversary Party, and even a brew celebrating Ben Franklin’s birthday. There’s something for you whether you like light, dark, or every lovibond on the spectrum.


Shea’s Spotlight Tappings

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

Lucky Pie LoDo Russian River Tapping Lucky Pie in LoDo is one of my favorite places to eat and drink at the same time. I’d do either one individually there too, but…why? Well, this Friday could be an occasion to just drink, though I’d recommend one of their delicious pizza pies and some fried cheese curds too, because you’ll need them. Lucky Pie Lodo is tapping three special Russian River beers at 4PM: Supplication, Temptation, and yes Pliny the Elder.


I often struggle to find Tuesday tappings, but this Tuesday has THREE choices. You honestly can’t go wrong with either of them, but if you’re on the west side of the Denver metro area or are a fan of wild beers, check out World of Beer Belmar from 6PM to 12AM for a TRiNiTY Brewing Tap Takeover. They’ll have 8+ brews on tap, including 7 Day Sour and Farmhouse Waloon. See the tap listing below for more details.

The Smuggled Taps (Recently Tapped Brews I Missed)

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details
Echo Brewing Frederick Grand Cru
Golden City Brewing Golden Imperial Pumpkin Porter
Pagosa Brewing Co Pagosa Springs Chili Verde Cerveza
Colorado Plus Wheat Ridge Evil Bread Gingerbread Porter

This Week’s Tappings

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details Day Date Time
Odyssey Beerwerks Arvada Maple Rum Porter Discovery Beer Wednesday W 1/15/2014 5PM
Yak & Yeti Arvada Molasses Porter Porter Series W 1/15/2014 4PM
Boulder Beer Co Boulder TBD Barrel Wednesday Barrel Aging Tapping W 1/15/2014 4PM
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver No Bitterness Ale Firkin Wednesday A mild ale made with all finishing hops W 1/15/2014 3PM-9PM
Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery Denver First Descent Old Ale W 1/15/2014 4PM
River North Brewery Denver Abbey-style Unified Theory Wayward Wednesday W 1/15/2014 3PM
The Mayor of Old Town Fort Collins Sam Adams Rebel West Coast IPA Release Party W 1/15/2014 5PM-7PM
Wiley Roots Brewing Greeley Sweet Sassy Molassey India Brown Ale W 1/15/2014 3PM-11PM
Wiley Roots Brewing Greeley Russian Imperial Stout Celebration of Dark Beer W 1/15/2014 6:30PM
Wiley Roots Brewing Greeley Extra Pale Ale W 1/15/2014 6:30PM
Grist Brewing Highlands Ranch Niobrara Stout Also on nitro W 1/15/2014
Odd13 Brewing Lafayette TBD Small Batch Wednesday 2 varieties of each batch W 1/15/2014 5PM
Lone Tree Brewing Lone Tree India Pale Lager W 1/15/2014 12PM
High Hops Brewery Windsor All-Colorado Pale Ale Firkin Hump Day All Colorado ingredients, including locally malted barley and Zeus hops W 1/15/2014 5PM
Boulder Beer Co Boulder Mojo Risin’ Double IPA Th 1/16/2014 4PM
Irish Rover Denver Breckenridge Ophelia Hoppy Wheat Kick Off Party Complimentary Ophelia pints and appetizers Th 1/16/2014 4PM-7PM
Equinox Brewing Fort Collins TBD Firkin Thursday Space Ghost IPA conditioned in a unique way Th 1/16/2014
The Forge Fort Collins Odyssey:

  • Don’t Pout Holiday Stout
  • Sic ‘Em IPA
  • Clan Warrior Scotch Ale
Odyssey Beerwerks Mini Tap Takeover Th 1/16/2014 6PM-8PM
Dry Dock Brewing Aurora Poor Richard’s Ale Ben Franklin’s Birthday Resembles a beer that Franklin might have enjoyed and brewed F 1/17/2014 12PM
Dry Dock Brewing Aurora TBD Firkin Friday F 1/17/2014 3PM-6PM
Avery Brewing Boulder Chewblacka Black Rye IPA Friday Special Tapping F 1/17/2014 5PM
West Flanders Brewing Boulder TBD Funkwerks Tap Takeover F 1/17/2014 4:30PM-7:30PM
TRiNiTY Brewing Colorado Springs Pappy Legba Crimson Saison F 1/17/2014 5PM
Diebolt Brewing Denver A Votre Sante Winter Biere De Garde F 1/17/2014
Lucky Pie (LoDo) Denver Russian River:

  • Pliny the Elder
  • Supplication
  • Temptation
Russian River Tapping F 1/17/2014 4PM
TRVE Brewing Denver DECIBREW Weizenbock The official brew of Decibel Magazine F 1/17/2014 7:06PM
Grist Brewing Highlands Ranch Giant Rabbit Belgian Specialty Ale F 1/17/2014
World of Beer (Belmar) Lakewood Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy Third Firkin Friday F 1/17/2014 6PM
Colorado Plus Wheat Ridge TBD Black Bottle Brewery Mini Tap Takeover 5 tappings F 1/17/2014 6PM-8PM
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Belgian Golden Strong Sa 1/18/2014 12PM-10PM
Cannonball Creek Brewing Golden TBD 1st Anniversary Special tappings all day including an anniversary beer and colab with the School of Mines Homebrew Club Sa 1/18/2014 12PM-11PM
CAUTION! Brewing (West) Lakewood TBD Grand Opening Sa 1/18/2014 12PM-10PM
Pagosa Brewing Pagosa Springs British Amber Sa 1/18/2014 5PM
Hogshead Brewery Denver “Birth Of” East India Porter Beer from the Wood Series #2 S 1/19/2014 2PM
Cedar Creek Pub Aurora Dogfish Head:

  • World Wide Stout
  • Hellhound
  • Kvasir
Dogfish Head Rare Beer Tapping M 1/20/2014 11AM
Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery Denver Genghis Khan Russian Imperial Stout Small batch M 1/20/2014 4PM
Cedar Creek Pub Aurora Dogfish Head:

  • World Wide Stout
  • Hellhound
  • Kvasir
Dogfish Head Rare Beer Tapping T 1/21/2014 11AM
Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery Denver Dreamweaver Double IPA Small batch T 1/21/2014 4PM
World of Beer (Belmar) Lakewood TRiNiTY Brewing:

  • Farmhouse Waloon
  • Houdini Hopper
  • Slap Yer Mammy
  • 7 Day Sour
  • Merle
  • Farmhouse Fantome
  • De Leon
  • And more TBD!
TRiNiTY Brewing Tap Takeover T 1/21/2014 6PM-12AM

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

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.