Fresh Taps: Jan. 29th – Feb. 4th

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.

Cedar Creek Pub Super Bowl City Showdown

@ Cedar Creek Pub in Aurora

As you may have heard, there’s a football game this Sunday. But that’s not the only party going on this week, as several breweries turn a year old (Fate, Verboten, & De Steeg). And we can’t forget that February is the start of Stout Month! The end of January and start of February is certainly full of delicious brews, so go check them out!

 

Shea’s Spotlight Tappings

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

Verboten I Must Break You White Russian Imperial Stout Verboten Brewing in Loveland is turning one, and they’re going all out on Friday and Saturday. They’ll be releasing two waves of sours and other barrel-aged goodies, one each day. This includes a special collaboration brew with Großen Bart Brewery on Saturday at 3PM. And if you can’t wait until the weekend, stop by The Mayor of Old Town in Fort Collins on Wednesday to get some special Verboten brews in honor of their upcoming anniversary.

 

rivernorth_scotchjmarie Last week River North Brewing put out a special bottle release + tapping, and decided to do it again this week. They are releasing their J. Marie aged in scotch barrels, which is a rare occurrence indeed. The unique aging project goes on tap (and bottles for sale) at 1PM this Saturday.

 

 

The Smuggled Taps (Recently Tapped Brews I Missed)

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details
Big Choice Brewing Broomfield 10,000 Summers Saison
Renegade Brewing Denver Berbere-spiced Chocolate Stout
Renegade Publik House Denver Berbere-spiced Chocolate Stout
Fort Collins Brewery Fort Collins Flying Circus English Mild
The Mayor of Old Town Fort Collins New Belgium Snapshot Unfiltered Wheat
Front Range Brewing Lafayette Highlander Imperial Milk Stout
Loveland Aleworks Loveland
  • CE Wookie Belgian Coffee Brown Ale
  • Winter Imperial IPA

This Week’s Tappings

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details Day Date Time
Odyssey Beerwerks Arvada Dark Chocolate Coconut Stout Discovery Beer Wednesday W 1/29/2014 5PM
Yak & Yeti Arvada Coffee Porter Porter Series 100% Kona coffee W 1/29/2014 4PM
Cedar Creek Pub Aurora Colorado beers from:

  • Dry Dock
  • Great Divide
  • TRiNiTY
  • Renegade
  • Prost

Seattle/Portland beers from:

  • Deschutes
  • Elysian
  • Full Sail
  • Pyramid
  • Rogue
Denver vs Seattle – Battle of the Beers W 1/29/2014 11AM
Big Choice Brewing Broomfield Cherry Pie Stout Firkin W 1/29/2014
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Ultra Low Gluten Ale Cask Wednesday 100% Rice W 1/29/2014 3PM-9PM
Freshcraft Denver Boulevard Imperial Stout Stout Week W 1/29/2014 11AM
River North Brewing Denver Unified Theory fermented with wine yeast and infused with fresh grapefruit Wayward Wednesday W 1/29/2014 3PM
The Mayor of Old Town Fort Collins Verboten Brewing:

  • Nitro Killer Boots Carmel Porter
  • What Hump Soured Porter
  • Orange Blossom Honey Wheat
  • Gin Barrel Aged Imperial Saison

And more!

Verboten Brewing 1st Anniversary W 1/29/2014 6PM
Front Range Brewing Lafayette Chocolate Hazelnut Milk Stout W 1/29/2014
Odd13 Brewing Lafayette TBD Small Batch Wednesday 2 varieties of each batch W 1/29/2014 5PM
High Hops Brewery Windsor Dread Hop Verbena IPA Firkin Hump Day A collaborative brew with Dreadnaught Artismal Brewery in Bend, OR W 1/29/2014 5PM
Cedar Creek Pub Aurora Colorado beers from:

  • Dry Dock
  • Great Divide
  • TRiNiTY
  • Renegade
  • Prost

Seattle/Portland beers from:

  • Deschutes
  • Elysian
  • Full Sail
  • Pyramid
  • Rogue
Denver vs Seattle – Battle of the Beers Th 1/30/2014 11AM
West Flanders Brewing Boulder Orange in Brew Championship Ale Canniption Pale Ale w/ orange zest, orange peel, and Omaha hops Th 1/30/2014 5PM
De Steeg Brewing Denver Beire de Garde 1st Anniversary Th 1/30/2014
Freshcraft Denver Epic Big Bad Baptist Light Roast Stout Week Th 1/30/2014 11AM
Station 26 Brewing Denver Belgian-American Pale Ale w/ Blood Oranges Firkin Thursday Th 1/30/2014  4PM
Equinox Brewing Fort Collins TBD Firkin Thursday Th 1/30/2014 12PM
Arvada Beer Co Arvada Belgian Golden Strong Ale Homewbrew Series F 1/31/2014
Yak & Yeti Arvada Raj Mahal Belgian-style Red Ale F 1/31/2014 4PM
Cedar Creek Pub Aurora Colorado beers from:

  • Dry Dock
  • Great Divide
  • TRiNiTY
  • Renegade
  • Prost

Seattle/Portland beers from:

  • Deschutes
  • Elysian
  • Full Sail
  • Pyramid
  • Rogue
Denver vs Seattle – Battle of the Beers F 1/31/2014 11AM
Dry Dock Brewing Aurora U.S.S. “Chai”yoming Firkin Friday Chai spiced Belgian-style Abbey Ale F 1/31/2014 3PM-6PM
Avery Brewing Boulder Collaboration Not Litigation Ale Friday Special Tapping 2014 blend of Avery Salvation, a Belgian-Style Golden and Russian River’s Salvation, a Dark Belgian Strong F 1/31/2014 5PM
Upslope Brewing (Lee Hill) Boulder Szechuan Pepper Thai Pale Ale Firkin Friday F 1/31/2014 2PM
De Steeg Brewing Denver Dubbel 1st Anniversary F 1/31/2014
Freshcraft Denver
  • Oskar Blues Breckenridge Whiskey BA Ten Fidy Firkin
  • Dogfish Head World Wide Stout
Stout Week F 1/31/2014 11AM
Stapleton Tap House Denver Epic Brewing Escape to Colorado IPA with dried Passion flowers Firkin F 1/31/2014 3PM-11PM
Star Bar Denver
  • Odell Brewing Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout
  • New Belgium Snapshot Unfiltered Wheat
F 1/31/2014 4PM-12AM
Wiley Roots Brewing Greeley Vanilla Porter Celebration of Dark Beers F 1/31/2014
Lucky Pie Louisville 7+ TBD beers Left Hand Feature Night Including some throwback styles brewed for the 20th anniversary and some limited release styles F 1/31/2014 4PM-10PM
Verboten Brewing Loveland TBD 1st Anniversary First batch of limited edition sour and barrel aged beers. F 1/31/2014
Cedar Creek Pub Aurora Colorado beers from:

  • Dry Dock
  • Great Divide
  • TRiNiTY
  • Renegade
  • Prost

Seattle/Portland beers from:

  • Deschutes
  • Elysian
  • Full Sail
  • Pyramid
  • Rogue
Denver vs Seattle – Battle of the Beers Sa 2/1/2014 11AM
Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery Boulder TBD Stout Month Kickoff Sa 2/1/2014 11AM
Southern Sun Pub & Brewery Boulder TBD Stout Month Kickoff Sa 2/1/2014 11AM
TRiNiTY Brewing Colorado Springs TBD First Saturday FiRKiN Sa 2/1/2014 11AM
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Chocolate Milk Stout Sa 2/1/2014 12PM-10PM
De Steeg Brewing Denver
  • Tripel
  • Quad
1st Anniversary Sa 2/1/2014
Denver Beer Co Denver The Wilderness 2013 Russian Imperial Stout Sa 2/1/2014
Denver Bicycle Club Denver Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale & more New Tap House Launch Night Sa 2/1/2014 5PM-12AM
Former Future Brewing Company Denver
  • 100% Brett
  • Farmhouse IPA
  • Wakatu Dry-Hopped Belgian Wit
  • Robust Porter
  • English IPA
  • Salted Carmel Porter (limited)
Soft Opening Sa 2/1/2014  6PM-10PM
River North Brewing Denver Scotch Barrel J. Marie Sa 2/1/2014 1PM
Vine Street Pub & Brewery Denver TBD Stout Month Kickoff Sa 2/1/2014 11AM
Tommyknocker Brewery Idaho Springs Oaked Butt Head Bock Sa 2/1/2014
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Loveland The Bleeding Heart Raspberry Porter Sa 2/1/2014 4PM
Verboten Brewing Loveland TBD 1st Anniversary Second batch of limited edition sour and barrel aged beers. Sa 2/1/2014
Verboten Brewing Loveland I Must Break You White Russian Imperial Stout 1st Anniversary Colab w/ Großen Bart Brewery, coffee and milk sugar added Sa 2/1/2014 3PM
Cedar Creek Pub Aurora Colorado beers from:

  • Dry Dock
  • Great Divide
  • TRiNiTY
  • Renegade
  • Prost

Seattle/Portland beers from:

  • Deschutes
  • Elysian
  • Full Sail
  • Pyramid
  • Rogue
Denver vs Seattle – Battle of the Beers S 2/2/2014 11AM
Backcountry Pizza Boulder Russian River Pliny the Elder $4.50 pours every time the Broncos score S 2/2/2014
Loveland Aleworks Loveland Orange Zest Imperial IPA Super Bowl Party Cask S 2/2/2014 4:20PM
Stapleton Tap House Denver Funkwerks Bourbon Barrel Aged Quad M 2/3/2014 6PM-10PM
Fate Brewing Boulder TBD 1st Anniversary T 2/4/2014
Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery Boulder Oatimus Prime Imperial Oatmeal Stout Stout Month T 2/4/2014 4:20PM
Southern Sun Pub & Brewery Boulder Oatimus Prime Imperial Oatmeal Stout Stout Month T 2/4/2014 4:20PM
Vine Street Pub & Brewery Denver Oatimus Prime Imperial Oatmeal Stout Stout Month T 2/4/2014 4:20PM

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.