Fresh Taps: Mar. 12th – Mar. 18th (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.

Saint Patrick's Brewing Co

(Photo Credit: Saint Patrick’s Brewing Co’s Facebook page)

The great beer drinking day is upon us! St. Patrick’s Day is this coming Monday, though you won’t have to wait that long to have some special Irish tappings. A host of Irish-inspired brews and more are being tapped now and on through the holiday, including at the appropriately named Saint Patrick’s Brewing Company in Englewood.

Shea’s Spotlight Tappings

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

Perhaps one of the best Irish Stouts I’ve had can be found this Saturday at Copper Kettle Brewing. The dry Help Me Out Stout is exactly that: dry and delicious. I describe it to friends as what Guinness was or ought to have been (yes, I just went there). If you’re looking for an authentic Irish Stout, look no further.

MOOT & Verboten collab

Photo Credit: The Mayor of Old Town website

The Kentucky Common style has been growing in notoriety as of late, so it was only a matter of time before an imperial version of it would appear. The good folks at The Mayor of Old Town teamed up with Verboten Brewing in Loveland to make just that. Try out this unique brew at both places today at 4 p.m.

If you find yourself down in Colorado Springs this Saturday, stop into Great Storm Brewing to wish them a happy 2nd birthday, and try some of their anniversary brews that include a vanilla double pils brewed with a full birthday cake in the mash (for real).

The Smuggled Taps
(Recently Tapped Brews I Missed)

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details
Epic Brewing Denver Belgian Wit
Star Bar Denver
  • The Bruery Hummulus Lager
  • Dry Dock Brewing U-boat Hefeweizen
Industrial Revolution Brewing Erie Zeppelin German Ale
CAUTION: Brewing Co Lakewood Hippity Hops IPA
Big Beaver Brewing Loveland Smooth Cougar Saison
Brewery Rickoli Wheat Ridge Cream Ale

This Week’s Tappings

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details Day Date Time
Odyssey Beerwerks Arvada Black IPA Discovery Beer
Wednesday
W 3/12/2014 5PM
Cedar Creek Pub Aurora TRiNiTY Brewing beers:

  • Saison Man
  • Passed Stout
  • Farmhouse Ruse
  • Slap Yer Mammy
  • Blow Up Your TV
  • Soul Horkey
TRiNiTY Brewing Tap Takeover Thru 3/14 W 3/12/2014
Big Choice Brewing Broomfield Aint Yo Mama’s Breakfast Porter w/ hazelnut Firkin W 3/12/2014
Black Shirt Brewing Denver India Red Porter Their take on a Cascadian Dark Ale or Black IPA brewed with Centennial, Zythos, and Chinook hops and was dry-hopped with Simcoe and Chinook W 3/12/2014
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Smoked California Common Firkin Wednesday W 3/12/2014 3PM
River North Brewery Denver Whiskey Barrel J. Marie Saison Wayward Wednesday W 3/12/2014 3PM
The Mayor of Old Town Fort Collins I’m All Right Jack Imperial Kentucky Common Collab with Verboten Brewing W 3/12/2014 4PM
Wiley Roots Brewing Greeley
  • German Hefeweizen
  • White Boots Black Irish Stout
  • Belgian Quad
W 3/12/2014 6:30PM
Front Range Brewing Lafayette Rauchbier W 3/12/2014
Odd13 Brewing Lafayette TBD Small Batch Wednesday 2 varieties of each batch W 3/12/2014 5PM
Verboten Brewing Loveland I’m All Right Jack Imperial Kentucky Common Collab with The Mayor of Old Town W 3/12/2014 4PM
High Hops Brewery Windsor G.P.A. Firkin Hump Day IPA brewed with grapefruit peel and whole black peppercorns W 3/12/2014 5PM
Cedar Creek Pub Aurora TRiNiTY Brewing beers:

  • Saison Man
  • Passed Stout
  • Farmhouse Ruse
  • Slap Yer Mammy
  • Blow Up Your TV
  • Soul Horkey
TRiNiTY Brewing Tap Takeover Thru 3/14 Th 3/13/2014
Boulder Beer Co Boulder Kinda Blue (2014) Th 3/13/2014
Bristol Brewing Colorado Springs English Old Ale Th 3/13/2014
Saint Patrick’s Brewing Company Englewood
  • Imperial Oak Oatmeal Stout
  • Red Lager
  • Honey Helles Bock
  • Strawberry Fire
  • Pilsner Wit
  • Saison Apple Lager
  • Lana’I Dry Hop Lager
St. Patrick’s Day Th 3/13/2014
Equinox Brewing Fort Collins TBD Firkin Thursday Th 3/13/2014 12PM
Grist Brewing Highlands Ranch Appleberry Blonde Th 3/13/2014 4PM
Pikes Peak Brewing Monument
  • Pikes Peak Brewing Paddy O’ The Peak Irish Red
  • O’hara Stout
  • Magners Cider
  • Murphy’s Stout
  • Guinness
  • Harp
St. Patrick’s Day Irish Tap Takeover Th 3/13/2014 4PM
Yak & Yeti Arvada Jose Smythe Agave Porter aged on oak 2014 KROC club collab F 3/14/2014 4PM
Cedar Creek Pub Aurora TRiNiTY Brewing beers:

  • Saison Man
  • Passed Stout
  • Farmhouse Ruse
  • Slap Yer Mammy
  • Blow Up Your TV
  • Soul Horkey
TRiNiTY Brewing Tap Takeover F 3/14/2014
Dry Dock Brewing Aurora Toasted Pecan Albatross Nut Brown Firkin Friday F 3/14/2014 3PM-6PM
Avery Brewing Boulder Winter’s Day IPA Friday Special Tapping Brewed with rosemary and Chinook hops F 3/14/2014 5PM
TRiNiTY Brewing Colorado Springs Blow Up Your TV Blanche Saison Grisette St. Patrick’s Day F 3/14/2014 5PM
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Help Me Out Dry Irish Stout St. Patrick’s Day F 3/14/2014 12PM
Former Future Brewing Denver
  • Perplexity 100% Brett. Farmhouse IPA
  • Lability Sour
F 3/14/2014
Novo Coffee Denver Epic Brewing Santa Cruz Brown w/ Novo Cascara Firkin F 3/14/2014 5PM
Steamworks Brewing Durango Irish Car Bomb firkin Backside Stout w/ Irish Cream and Jameson Whiskey during the second fermentation F 3/14/2014 2PM
Fort Collins Brewery Fort Collins Out of the Ashes Smoked Marzen F 3/14/2014
Golden City Brewery Golden Belgian Golden F 3/14/2014
Crabtree Brewing Greeley Black IPA Firkin Fridays F 3/14/2014 5PM
Odd13 Brewing Lafayette Irish Style Beer St. Patrick’s Day F 3/14/2014 3PM
Chuburger Longmont TBD Red Ale Showdown F 3/14/2014 4PM
Big Beaver Brewing Loveland
  • Red Arse Ale
  • Juicy Peach Ale
St. Patrick’s Day F 3/14/2014
Loveland Aleworks Loveland Double Birds Imperial IPA On draft and cask F 3/14/2014
Moe’s BBQ Vail TBD St. Patty’s Tap Takeover F 3/14/2014 8PM-11PM
Kokopelli Beer Co Westminster
  • Blarney Stone Red
  • OTOGOB Dry Stout
  • Copper Road ESB
  • Scotsman firkin
St. Patrick’s Day F 3/14/2014
Colorado Plus Wheat Ridge
  • Lone Tree Brewing Acres O’Green Irish Red
  • Echo Brewing Balefire Irish Red
St. Patrick’s Day Thru 3/17 F 3/14/2014
Arvada Beer Co Arvada Lucky the Leprechaun Sa 3/15/2014
Boulder Beer Co Boulder
  • Obovoid Stout
  • Neapolitan Porter
St. Patrick’s Day Sa 3/15/2014 12PM-8PM
Fate Brewing Boulder
  • Irish Dry Stout on nitro
  • Irish Red Ale
St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Special beer releases Sa 3/15/2014
Breckenridge Brewery Breckenridge Barleywine Batch #1 Bottle release party Sa 3/15/2014
Great Storm Brewing Colorado Springs
  • Happy Birthday Vanilla Double Pils
  • Pollinator Wine Barrel Aged Saison
  • Lilliput Pale Ale
  • Lightning Wit
2nd Anniversary Sa 3/15/2014 11AM
Epic Brewing Denver
  • Santa Cruz Brown w/ Novo Cascara
  • And 3 more
Sa 3/15/2014 4PM
Freshcraft Denver
  • Bonfire Irish Red
  • Denver Beer Co Maewyn’s Dry Irish Stout
  • Black Bottle Brewery Shameless Irish Stout
St. Patrick’s Day Sa 3/15/2014 9AM
Black Bottle Brewery Fort Collins Shameless Dry Irish Stout St. Patrick’s Day Sa 3/15/2014 11AM
Funkwerks Fort Collins Belgian Oatmeal Stout Sa 3/15/2014
Tap and Handle Fort Collins Fort Collins Brewery Greener Pastures Hefe Sa 3/15/2014 11AM
Crow Hop Brewing Loveland Oppo Double IPA Sa 3/15/2014
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Loveland Bearskin Irish Dry Stout St. Patrick’s Day Sa 3/15/2014 12PM
Elk Mountain Brewing Parker Red Rum Red Rum Barrel Aged Irish Red St. Patrick’s Day Sa 3/15/2014 12PM
Kokopelli Beer Co Westminster
  • Blarney Stone Red
  • OTOGOB Dry Stout
  • Copper Road ESB
  • Scotsman firkin
St. Patrick’s Day Sa 3/15/2014
Colorado Plus Wheat Ridge
  • Lone Tree Brewing Acres O’Green Irish Red
  • Echo Brewing Balefire Irish Red
St. Patrick’s Day Thru 3/17 Sa 3/15/2014
High Hops Brewery Windsor Pelican Lakes Lager American-style lager collab w/ Pelican Lakes Country Club Sa 3/15/2014
Fate Brewing Boulder
  • Irish Dry Stout on nitro
  • Irish Red Ale
St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Special beer releases S 3/16/2014
Kokopelli Beer Co Westminster
  • Blarney Stone Red
  • OTOGOB Dry Stout
  • Copper Road ESB
  • Scotsman firkin
St. Patrick’s Day S 3/16/2014
Colorado Plus Wheat Ridge
  • Lone Tree Brewing Acres O’Green Irish Red
  • Echo Brewing Balefire Irish Red
St. Patrick’s Day Thru 3/17 S 3/16/2014
Fate Brewing Boulder
  • Irish Dry Stout on nitro
  • Irish Red Ale
St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Special beer releases M 3/17/2014
Big Choice Brewing Broomfield
  • Bourbon Barrel Aged ApreShred Winter Ale
  • Disconnected Red on nitro
St. Patrick’s Day M 3/17/2014
Smiling Toad Brewery Colorado Springs Irish Red St. Patrick’s Day Firkin M 3/17/2014 12PM
TRiNiTY Brewing Colorado Springs Wee Banshee Irish Heather Ale St. Patrick’s Day M 3/17/2014 5PM
Historians Ale House Denver Epic Brewing 825 State Stout Firkin M 3/17/2014 12PM
Golden City Brewery Golden Green Beer St. Patrick’s Day M 3/17/2014 11:30AM
Grist Brewing Highlands Ranch 9 Leaf Clover Irish Red St. Patrick’s Day M 3/17/2014 4PM
Front Range Brewing Lafayette
  • Irish Stout
  • Shaolin Mentusaur Double IPA
St. Patrick’s Day M 3/17/2014
Manitou’s Legendary Ancient Mariner Manitou Springs TBD Boulder Beer Tap Takeover M 3/17/2014
Pagosa Brewing Pagosa Springs Fire Stone Irish Ale St. Patrick’s Day M 3/17/2014
Colorado Plus Wheat Ridge
  • Lone Tree Brewing Acres O’Green Irish Red
  • Echo Brewing Balefire Irish Red
St. Patrick’s Day M 3/17/2014
Boulder Beer Co Boulder Pachuca Sunrise Barrel Tuesday Dry-hopped peach golden ale aged in port wine barrel T 3/18/2014
Fort Collins Brewery Fort Collins Maibock T 3/18/2014

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.