Fresh Taps: Mar. 19th – Mar. 25th (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.

CO Craft Beer Week 2014

Hope you’ve recovered from St Patrick’s Day because there’s a slew of tappings coming during Colorado Craft Beer Week, which starts this Friday. But that’s not the only source of new tappings. There are the weekly firkins and World of Beer Cherry Creek’s 1st Anniversary Party too!

Shea’s Spotlight Tappings

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

As mentioned, World of Beer Cherry Creek has been around for a year, and is thus planning to celebrate. On Friday, March 21st starting at 2 p.m. they’ll be tapping beers from 17 Colorado breweries, including Lone Tree’s Pumpkin, Dobblebock, and Coconut Brown. They’ll also be tapping a collaboration brew with Strange Brewing called Mango Belgian Golden. If you’re Colorado craft devoted, this will be the place to be.

To celebrate Colorado Craft Beer Week, Historians Ale House is running a week long competition between local breweries to see who can kick a keg first. Breweries will pick a beer to bring to compete against another brewery. First up? Copper Kettle Brewing vs. Station 26 Brewing.

CKBvsS26 Speaking of Station 26 Brewing, they and Twisted Pine Brewing (in Boulder) are doing special tappings almost every day during Colorado Craft Beer Week, including an Animal Cracker Porter firkin on Friday at Station 26.

This Week’s Tappings

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details Day Date Time
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Blackberry IPA Firkin Wednesday March Madness “What the firk?”
Cask Month
W 3/19/2014 3PM
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project Denver St Bretta w/ beet, apple, carrot, and cinnamon Happy Leaf Kombucha Wild Wednesday W 3/19/2014 6PM
River North Brewing Denver J. Marie Barreled & Bretted Wayward Wednesday W 3/19/2014 3PM
William Olivers Publik House Fort Collins TBD Funkwerks Tap Takeover 9 taps W 3/19/2014 7PM
High Hops Brewery Windsor Chocolate Covered Cherry Stout Firkin Hump Day W 3/19/2014 5PM
Boulder Beer Co Boulder Spring Pilsner Th 3/20/2014
Ska Brewing Durango Vernal Minthe Stout Sweet stout with real peppermint, spearmint, cocoa nibs, and vanilla beans Th 3/20/2014 5PM-8PM
Dry Dock Brewing Aurora Green Chile DIPA Firkin Friday F 3/21/2014 3PM-6PM
City Star Brewing Berthoud Barnhouse Beast Rye Saison The beer brewed exclusively for beast + bottle F 3/21/2014
Avery Brewing Boulder Samael Oak-Aged Ale Plus vintage tappings of Samael F 3/21/2014 5PM
Twisted Pine Brewing Boulder TBD Special Small Batch Tapping CO Craft Beer Week F 3/21/2014
Upslope Brewing (Lee Hill) Boulder Galactic Tango Thai IPA Firkin Friday Thai IPA w/ fresh organic mangoes dry hopped with Galaxy F 3/21/2014 2PM
Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub Colorado Springs TBD Ska Brewing Tap Takeover CO Craft Beer Week F 3/21/2014 7PM-9PM
TRiNiTY Brewing Colorado Springs Farmoya Mélange Farmhouse Ale F 3/21/2014 5PM
Epic Brewing Denver
  • Sour Apple Saison w/ fesh ginger
  • Santa Cruz Brown w/ Novo Cascara (coffee cherry)
  • Escape to Colorado IPA dry hopped w/ Amarillo
  • 825 State Stout w/ coconut
CO Craft Beer Week F 3/21/2014 4PM
Historians Ale Houe Denver TBD Battle of the Breweries Copper Kettle Brewing vs. Station 26 Brewing F 3/21/2014  5PM
Lowry Beer Garden Denver Odell Brewing:

  • Wolf Picker
  • 90 Shilling
  • Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout
  • Runoff Red IPA

Epic Brewing:

  • BlueSki Lager
  • Escape to Colorado IPA
  • Copper Cone Pale Ale
  • Utah Sage Saison
Odell Brewing & Epic Brewing Tap Takeover CO Craft Beer Week F 3/21/2014
Station 26 Brewing Denver Animal Cracker Porter firkin CO Craft Beer Week F 3/21/2014
West End Tap House Denver TBD Odell Brewing & Left Hand Brewing Tap Takeover CO Craft Beer Week F 3/21/2014 6PM-9PM
World of Beer (Cherry Creek) Denver Strange Brewing:

  • 4th Anniversary Beer
  • Strange Mango Belgian Golden
  • And 2 more brews

Lone Tree:

  • Dobbelbock
  • Pumpkin
  • Coconut Brown

And more from:

  • Former Future Brewing Company
  • Denver Beer Co
  • Elevation Beer Company
  • Dry Dock Brewing Company
  • Odd13 Brewing
  • Bull & Bush Brewery
  • Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
  • Wynkoop Brewing Co.
  • Renegade Brewing Company
  • Fate Brewing Co.
  • Telluride Brewing Co.
  • Copper Kettle Brewing Company
  • Black Bottle Brewery
  • Trinity Brewing
  • Backcountry Brewery
1st Anniversary F 3/21/2014 2PM
Crazy Mountain Brewing Edwards Saison Juan F 3/21/2014
Barrels & Bottles Golden Odell Brewing:

  • 90 Shilling
  • Easy Street Wheat
  • Levity Amber Ale
  • Cutthroat Porter
  • 5 Barrel Pale Ale
  • Odell IPA
  • Runoff Red IPA
  • Wolfpicker Experimental Pale Ale
  • Myrcenary Double IPA
  • Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout
  • Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA
  • Udderly Cherry (Lugene with cherries added)
CO Craft Beer Week F 3/21/2014 8PM-10PM
Crabtree Brewing Greeley Amaretto Porter Firkin Friday F 3/21/2014 5PM
Loveland Aleworks Loveland Darkest Day Chocolate Infused Coconut Porter F 3/21/2014
Twisted Pine Brewing Boulder TBD Special Small Batch Tapping CO Craft Beer Week Sa 3/22/2014
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Caution/CKBC Collaboration Beer German style Dunkel lager w/ mole style spices including cacoa nibs and mild chili peppers Sa 3/22/2014 12PM
Historians Ale House Denver TBD Battle of the Breweries Black Bottle Brewery vs. Left Hand Brewing Sa 3/22/2014 5PM
Lowry Beer Garden Denver Odell Brewing:

  • Wolf Picker
  • 90 Shilling
  • Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout
  • Runoff Red IPA

Epic Brewing:

  • BlueSki Lager
  • Escape to Colorado IPA
  • Copper Cone Pale Ale
  • Utah Sage Saison
Odell Brewing & Epic Brewing Tap Takeover CO Craft Beer Week Sa 3/22/2014
Station 26 Brewing Denver Wheat Wine CO Craft Beer Week Sa 3/22/2014
Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar Highlands Ranch Lone Tree Brewing:

  • Pumpkin
  • Oktoberfesst
  • English Brown
  • German Alt
Sa 3/22/2014
Lone Tree Brewing Lone Tree Halfte Oktoberfest Sa 3/22/2014 12PM
Left Hand Brewing Longmont Sour Ale Sa 3/22/2014
Twisted Pine Brewing Boulder TBD Special Small Batch Tapping CO Craft Beer Week S 3/23/2014
Big Choice Brewing Broomfield Ain’t Yo Mama’s Breakfast Porter Collab with CAUTION S 3/23/2014
Freshcraft Denver Telluride Brewing Fish & Ted’s Excellent Collaboration Belgo Rye IPA CO Craft Beer Week S 3/23/2014 1PM-3PM
Historians Ale House Denver TBD Battle of the Breweries Lone Tree Brewing vs. Pateros Creek Brewing S 3/23/2014 5PM
Hogshead Brewery Denver Beer from the Wood #4 – Double Chin Wag ESB Aged for 3 months in oak barrels S 3/23/2014 2PM
Lowry Beer Garden Denver Odell Brewing:

  • Wolf Picker
  • 90 Shilling
  • Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout
  • Runoff Red IPA

Epic Brewing:

  • BlueSki Lager
  • Escape to Colorado IPA
  • Copper Cone Pale Ale
  • Utah Sage Saison
Odell Brewing & Epic Brewing Tap Takeover CO Craft Beer Week S 3/23/2014
Station 26 Brewing Denver Coffee Vanilla Porter CO Craft Beer Week S 3/23/2014
Odd13 Brewing Lafayette Red Wine Barrel Aged Belgian-Style Blonde Ale w/ Brett Barrel Release Party #1 S 3/23/2014 2PM-8PM
City Star Brewing Berthoud Dead or Alive Double IPA M 3/24/2014
Twisted Pine Brewing Boulder TBD Special Small Batch Tapping CO Craft Beer Week M 3/24/2014
Historians Ale House Denver TBD Battle of the Breweries Grist Brewing vs. CAUTION: Brewing Co M 3/24/2014 5PM
Lowry Beer Garden Denver Odell Brewing:

  • Wolf Picker
  • 90 Shilling
  • Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout
  • Runoff Red IPA

Epic Brewing:

  • BlueSki Lager
  • Escape to Colorado IPA
  • Copper Cone Pale Ale
  • Utah Sage Saison
Odell Brewing & Epic Brewing Tap Takeover CO Craft Beer Week M 3/24/2014
Stapleton Tap House Denver Wynkoop Barrel-aged Barleywine Monday’s Keg M 3/24/2014 6PM
Kannah Creek Brewing Grand Junction Salted Caramel Stout Firkin Monday CO Craft Beer Week M 3/24/2014 5PM
Elevation Brewing Poncha Springs Chocolate Orange Imperial Stout Special Firkin Tapping CO Craft Beer Week M 3/24/2014
Vail Ale House Vail Dry Dock:

  • Apricot Blonde
  • Whiskey Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout
CO Craft Beer Week M 3/24/2014 6PM
Twisted Pine Brewing Boulder TBD Special Small Batch Tapping CO Craft Beer Week T 3/25/2014
Upslope Brewing (Lee Hill) Boulder Belgian Style Pale Ale Fruit Beer Belgian Style Pale Ale aged in red wine barrels with a variety of fruits T 3/25/2014
Fox & Hound Colorado Springs Odell Brewing:

  • 90 Shilling
  • IPA
  • Runoff Red IPA
CO Craft Beer Week T 3/25/2014 9PM
Historians Ale House Denver TBD Battle of the Breweries Backcountry Brewery vs Black Sky Brewery T 3/25/2014 5PM
Jagged Mountain Brewery Denver Free Solo IPA #6 T 3/25/2014
Lowry Beer Garden Denver Odell Brewing:

  • Wolf Picker
  • 90 Shilling
  • Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout
  • Runoff Red IPA

Epic Brewing:

  • BlueSki Lager
  • Escape to Colorado IPA
  • Copper Cone Pale Ale
  • Utah Sage Saison
Odell Brewing & Epic Brewing Tap Takeover CO Craft Beer Week T 3/25/2014
Renegade Brewing Denver Barrel-Aged Hammer & Sickle CO Craft Beer Week T 3/25/2014 6PM
Station 26 Brewing Denver Barrel-Aged Hot Toddy Wheat Wine CO Craft Beer Week T 3/25/2014

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.