Fresh Taps: Jan. 22nd – Jan. 28th (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.

Wiley Roots Brewing We’re in the middle of winter, which means the dark beers keep on coming. From Yak & Yeti dishing out weekly porters to Wiley Roots Brewing celebrating with a new dark beer each week, there’s delicious darkness everywhere! Check out this week’s Fresh Taps list, including a number of Dogfish Head tappings.

Shea’s Spotlight Tappings

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

Speaking of celebrating dark beers, Freshcraft has designated now through next Friday (1/31) as Stout Week. Each day during that time Freshcraft will tap at least one stout at 11AM, and not just any stouts. This week features the likes of Dogfish Head Bitches Brew, River North Whiskey Avarice, Oskar Blues Makers Mark Ten Fidy, and more! Check out the full list below, and stay tuned for next week’s Fresh Taps for even more Stout Week tappings.

2nd Annual Hogshead Days If you haven’t been to Hogshead Brewery to try their English ales, this weekend would be a good time to change that. Friday through Sunday is their 2nd annual Hogshead Days during which the brewery will tap numerous delicious treats. On the menu are brews such as their Divine Right Imperial Stout, Hog Wild IPA, East India Porter, Old Burton Extra firkin, Extra Stout, and a vertical tasting of their Window Licker Barleywine (which I must say is awesome). See below for full details.

The Smuggled Taps
(Recently Tapped Brews I Missed)

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details
Upslope Brewing (Flatiron Park) Boulder IPA
Wild Woods Brewery Boulder Frozen Forest American Barleywine
Dillon Dam Brewery Dillon Winter Warmer
Kannah Creek Brewing Grand Junction Kolsch
Odd13 Brewing Lafayette
  • Eric the Red
  • Big Jim Quad
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Loveland 13th Door Barleywine
Bootstrap Brewing Niwot Gluten Reduced Irish Red

This Week’s Tappings

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details Day Date Time
Odyssey Beerwerks Arvada Ugli Fruit Saison Discovery Beer Wednesday W 1/22/14 5PM
Yak & Yeti Arvada Orange Chocolate Porter Porter Series W 1/22/14 4PM
Cedar Creek Pub Aurora Dogfish beers including:

  • World Wide Stout
  • Hellhound
  • Kvasir
Dogfish Head Rare Beer Tapping W 1/22/14 11AM
SiP Boulder Left Hand 400 Pound Monkey English-Style IPA Cask W 1/22/14 5PM-8PM
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Superfoods Wheat Firkin Wednesday A light wheat made with super foods acai berries and pomegranates W 1/22/14 3PM-9PM
River North Brewery Denver Whiskey Barrel J. Marie Wayward Wednesday W 1/22/14 3PM
Front Range Brewing Lafayette Straight Up Quad W 1/22/14
Odd13 Brewing Lafayette TBD Small Batch Wednesday 2 varieties of each batch W 1/22/14 5PM
High Hops Brewery Windsor Coconut Milk Stout Firkin Hump Day W 1/22/14 5PM
Cedar Creek Pub Aurora Dogfish beers including:

  • World Wide Stout
  • Hellhound
  • Kvasir
Dogfish Head Rare Beer Tapping Th 1/23/14 11AM
Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew Denver Chinook Red Ale Th 1/23/14 4PM
Station 26 Brewing Denver Brown Ale w/ French Oak Firkin Thursday Th 1/23/14
The Industrial Revolution Brewing Company Erie Cream Ale Th 1/23/14
Wiley Roots Brewing Greeley Hazelnut Porter Celebration of Dark Beers Th 1/23/14
High Hops Brewery Windsor Windsor’s Wee Heavy Th 1/23/14
Arvada Beer Co Arvada Barleywine F 1/24/14
Cedar Creek Pub Aurora Dogfish beers including:

  • World Wide Stout
  • Hellhound
  • Kvasir
Dogfish Head Rare Beer Tapping F 1/24/14 11AM
Dry Dock Brewing Aurora Tart Cherry Frambrosia Firkin Friday F 1/24/14 3PM-6PM
Avery Brewing Boulder 2012 Rum Barrel-Aged Czar Friday Special Tapping F 1/24/14 5PM
West Flanders Brewing Boulder Left Hand Widdershins Oak Aged Barleywine Cask F 1/24/14 4:30PM-8:30PM
TRiNiTY Brewing Colorado Springs Passed Imperial Stout Aged on fresh Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Dagoba Cacao Nibbs, and French Oak F 1/24/14 5PM
Falling Rock Taphouse Denver Dogfish Head specialty brews:

  • Noble Rot
  • Burton Baton
  • 120 Minute IPA

And at least 3 more!

Dog Days of Winter F 1/24/14 5:30PM
Hogshead Brewery Denver The following will be tapped sometime Fri-Sun:

  • Window Licker Barleywine 2012/2013 vertical
  • Divine Right Imperial Stout
  • Hog Wild IPA
  • East India Porter
  • Old Burton Extra firkin
  • Extra Stout
2nd Annual Hogshead Days F 1/24/14 12PM-8PM
Colorado Plus Wheat Ridge TBD 5 house beers F 1/24/14
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Saison Savoureux Belgian farmhouse ale with fresh cracked peppercorns Sa 1/25/14 12PM-10PM
Freshcraft Denver
  • Dogfish Head Bitches Brew
  • Elevation Oil Man
Stout Week Sa 1/25/14 11AM
Hogshead Brewery Denver The following will be tapped sometime Fri-Sun:

  • Window Licker Barleywine 2012/2013 vertical
  • Divine Right Imperial Stout
  • Hog Wild IPA
  • East India Porter
  • Old Burton Extra firkin
  • Extra Stout
2nd Annual Hogshead Days Sa 1/25/14 12PM-8PM
Lucky Pie (LoDo) Denver TBD Germany vs. England 3-4 beers from Prost Brewing vs Hogshead Brewery Sa 1/25/14 11AM
River North Brewery Denver B-Side Avarice Imperial Stout Aged in oak rye whiskey barrels Sa 1/25/14 1PM
Funkwerks Fort Collins Dark Prophet Dark strong ale aged in bourbon barrels for two months Sa 1/25/14
Odell Brewing Fort Collins Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout Sa 1/25/14
Tommyknocker Brewery Idaho Springs TBD cask Sa 1/25/14 3PM
Freshcraft Denver
  • River North Anniversary
  • River North Whiskey Avarice
Stout Week S 1/26/14 11AM
Hogshead Brewery Denver The following will be tapped sometime Fri-Sun:

  • Window Licker Barleywine 2012/2013 vertical
  • Divine Right Imperial Stout
  • Hog Wild IPA
  • East India Porter
  • Old Burton Extra firkin
  • Extra Stout
2nd Annual Hogshead Days S 1/26/14 12PM-8PM
Odell Brewing Fort Collins Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout S 1/26/14
Freshcraft Denver Oskar Blues Makers Mark Ten Fidy Stout Week M 1/27/14 11AM
Stapleton Tap House Denver The Bruery Batch 1000 Bryeian Cascadian Dark Rye Ale M 1/27/14 6PM
Odyssey Beerwerks Denver Imperial IPA Over 25 lbs of hops T 1/28/14
Freshcraft Denver Big Sky Ivan the Terrible Stout Week T 1/28/14 11AM

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.