Fresh Taps: Mar. 26th – Apr. 1st (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

Colorado Craft Beer Week is in full swing through Saturday, and there’s plenty to do until then! Tap takeovers galore, beers from the Collaboration Fest, and so much more. Check out some of what’s going on around our great state of beer!

Shea’s Spotlight Tappings

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

The Mayor of Old Town in Fort Collins was voted one of the best beer bars in America, and you can see why on Tuesday, April 1 when they host what is being billed as the largest Funkwerks tap takeover ever. Don’t be an April fool – go find out what they have in store from this fantastic Belgian-style brewery, including some of the hardest to find beers from their portfolio. The takeover goes from 6PM-9PM on Tuesday, April 1st.

grand-opening-celebration Erie is now home to a new cidery/brewery/pub called The Old Mine, who is throwing a Grand Opening party this Saturday from 11AM-11PM, and the tap list is an all-star lineup of craft beer. From local heavyweights to beers like Dogfish Head World Wide Stout, you’ll certainly enjoy what they have in store for you. See below for a full listing of beers to be tapped.

This Week’s Tappings

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details Day Date Time
Odyssey Beerwerks Arvada Hefeweizen Shandy Discovery Beer
Wednesday
Made w/ the Heliocentric Hefeweizen and Strawberry Lemonade W 3/26/2014 5PM
Twisted Pine Brewing Boulder TBD Special Small Batch Tapping W 3/26/2014
Wild Woods Brewery Boulder Echo in the Woods Mushroom Stout Collab with Echo W 3/26/2014
Brewer’s Republic Colorado Springs TBD Colorado Springs Tap Takeover Beers from CO Springs W 3/26/2014 4PM
Front Range BBQ Colorado Springs TBD Collaboration Tap Takeover Odell, New Belgium, Ska, Oskar Blues, and Great Divide W 3/26/2014 6PM-10PM
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Imperial Red Saison Firkin Wednesday March Madness “What the firk?”
Cask Month
W 3/26/2014 3PM
Freshcraft Denver Epic Brewing & Elevation Beer Co CollaborationBlackberry SaisonEpic Brewing:

  • Big Bad Baptist
  • Escape to Colorado IPA

Elevation Beer Co:

  • Apis IV
  • Kolsch
W 3/26/2014 7PM
Historians Ale House Denver TBD Battle of the Breweries Grimm Brothers Brewhouse vs Elk Mountain W 3/26/2014 5PM
Hogshead Brewery Denver TBD Special firkin tappings W 3/26/2014
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 W 3/26/2014
Renegade Publik House Denver TBD Renegade beersOdell Brewing:

  • Treeshaker Peach
  • Runoff Red
  • Lugene Nitro
  • Myrcenary
  • Wolf Picker
Odell Brewing & Renegade Brewing Tap Takeover W 3/26/2014 6PM-8PM
River North Brewery Denver Nelson-hopped Barrel-fermented Belgian Single Wayward Wednesday Collab w/ TRVE W 3/26/2014 3PM
Station 26 Brewing Denver Creamsicle Kolsch Orange zest and juice, plus vanilla beans W 3/26/2014
Odell Brewing Fort Collins
  • Chueco Sangre
  • Battalion Stout
2 tequila barrel aged collab brews w/ The Rio W 3/26/2014 4PM-7PM
Grist Brewing Highlands Ranch
  • Trappist Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  • Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch Porter
Brewers Challenge #1 W 3/26/2014
Front Range Brewing Lafayette Cherry Rayale W 3/26/2014
Old Chicago Loveland Boulder Beer Co Dry-Hopped Mojo IPA On cask W 3/26/2014 4PM-10PM
Elevation Beer Co Poncha Springs Deerhammer Whiskey Barrel Aged Little Mo’ Porter W 3/26/2014 2PM-8PM
Brewery Rickoli Wheat Ridge TBD beer through the Randall See their Facebook page each day for details W 3/26/2014
High Hops Brewery Windsor The Pinky Toe Soured Barleywine The Footwarmer Barleywine soured in a small batch barrel W 3/26/2014 5PM
Ute Pass Brewery Woodland Park TBD Ska Brewing Tap Takeover W 3/26/2014 6PM-8PM
Odyssey Beerwerks Arvada Blitzkrieg GrIPA German IPA Th 3/27/2014
Twisted Pine Brewing Boulder TBD Special Small Batch Tapping Th 3/27/2014
West Flanders Brewing Boulder Oak Aged Canniption Pale Ale Hardwood Madness Single Keg Series Th 3/27/2014
Wild Woods Brewery Boulder Cardamom India Brown Ale Collab w/ Our Mutual Friend Th 3/27/2014 4PM-9PM
Bristol Brewing Colorado Springs Winter Warlock firkin Benefit for Whole Planet Th 3/27/2014 5PM-8PM
Judge Baldwin’s Colorado Springs TBD Ska Brewing Tap Takevoer Th 3/27/2014 6PM-8PM
Historians Ale House Denver TBD Battle of the Breweries Tivoli vs Echo Brewing Th 3/27/2014 5PM
Hogshead Brewery Denver TBD Special firkin tappings Th 3/27/2014
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 Th 3/27/2014
Station 26 Brewing Denver Cherrywood Smoked Red One with grilled peaches, one with grilled pineapples + ancho chile Th 3/27/2014
Saint Patrick’s Brewing Co Englewood HellEdel Helles Th 3/27/2014
The Rio Grande Fort Collins Odell Brewing:

  • Chueco Sangre
  • Battalion Stout
2 tequila barrel aged collab brews w/ The Rio Th 3/27/2014 5PM-7PM
Old Chicago Greeley Boulder Beer Co Double Black IPA firkin Th 3/27/2014 6PM-10PM
Grist Brewing Highlands Ranch TBD Top secret pilot release Th 3/27/2014
Brewery Rickoli Wheat Ridge TBD beer through the Randall See their Facebook page each day for details Th 3/27/2014
Arvada Beer Co Arvada
  • Saison
  • Russian Imperial Stout
F 3/28/2014
Dry Dock Brewing Aurora Challenger Dry Hopped Irish Red Ale Firkin Friday F 3/28/2014 3PM-6PM
Avery Brewing Boulder Lilikoi Kepolo Friday Special Tapping Belgian-style white ale with tart Hawaiian passionfruit F 3/28/2014 5PM
Twisted Pine Brewing Boulder TBD Special Small Batch Tapping F 3/28/2014
Upslope Brewing (Lee Hill) Boulder The Elvis Peanut Butter Dunkelweizen Firkin Friday F 3/28/2014 2PM
The Public House Colorado Springs TBD Ska Brewing Tap Takeover F 3/28/2014 7PM-9PM
Historians Ale House Denver TBD Battle of the Breweries Diebolt Brewery vs Gravity Brewing F 3/28/2014 5PM
Hogshead Brewery Denver TBD Special firkin tappings F 3/28/2014
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 F 3/28/2014
Station 26 Brewing Denver Single Hop Mosaic Pale Ale F 3/28/2014
Ska Brewing Durango Modus Mandarina F 3/28/2014 5PM-7PM
Black Bottle Brewery Fort Collins Punjhoppy Porter On cask, collab with Hogshead F 3/28/2014 4PM-5PM
Forge Publick House Fort Collins TBD New Belgium firkin F 3/28/2014
New Belgium Brewing Fort Collins TBD New Belgium firkin F 3/28/2014 11AM
Golden City Brewery Golden Schwartz Beer F 3/28/2014
Crabtree Brewing Greeley Strawberry Fields Wheat Firkin Friday F 3/28/2014 5PM
Grist Brewing Highlands Ranch New Zealand IPA Small batch F 3/28/2014
World of Beer Lakewood River North Brewery Belgian Pale Ale w/ Willamette Hops River North Tap Takeover Collab w/ WoB, plus more RN beers F 3/28/2014 6PM
Lucky Pie Louisville Odell Brewing:

  • Friek
  • Tree Shaker
  • Myrcenary
  • And more!
Special Odell Brewing Tasting F 3/28/2014 7PM-9PM
Loveland Aleworks Loveland Peach Saison F 3/28/2014
Vail Ale House Vail Bonfire Brewing Whiskey Aged Vanilla Porter F 3/28/2014 6PM-8PM
Brewery Rickoli Wheat Ridge TBD beer through the Randall See their Facebook page each day for details F 3/28/2014
Colorado Plus Wheat Ridge Big Choice & CAUTION: Brewing Ain’t Yo Mama’s Breakfast Porter F 3/28/2014 6PM-8PM
Twisted Pine Brewing Boulder TBD Special Small Batch Tapping Sa 3/29/2014
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Naja Imperial Red IPA Sa 3/29/2014 12PM
Freshcraft Denver
  • Odell Utterly Cherry
  • Lost Abbey Cuvee De Tomme
Beer Advocate Social Sa 3/29/2014 1PM-5PM
Hogshead Brewery Denver TBD Special firkin tappings Sa 3/29/2014
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 Sa 3/29/2014
River North Brewery Denver Wine Barrel Aged J. Marie Saison Bottle release too Sa 3/29/2014 1PM
Station 26 Brewing Denver Single Hop El Dorado Pale Ale Sa 3/29/2014
The Old Mine Erie
  • Avery Maharaja
  • The Bruery Bottleworks XXI
  • The Bruery White Chocolate
  • The Bruery Windowsill
  • Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett
  • Crooked Stave Vielle Seasonal w/ Cranberries & Spices
  • Dogfish Head World Wide Stout
  • Dry Dock Bligh’s Barleywine
  • Boulevard Rye on Rye
Grand Opening Sa 3/29/2014 11AM-11PM
Crankstein Fort Collins Black Bottle Brewery Punjhoppy Porter Sa 3/29/2014 4PM-5PM
Odell Brewing Fort Collins Fifty Niner Brett Golden Ale Sa 3/29/2014
Grist Brewing Highlands Ranch Nitro Bock Chai Sa 3/29/2014
Bristol Brewing Colorado Springs Red Rocket firkin Dry hopped with Amarillo, Simcoe, and Delta hops S 3/30/2014 11AM
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 S 3/30/2014
Odell Brewing Fort Collins Fifty Niner Brett Golden Ale S 3/30/2014
The Mayor of Old Town Fort Collins TBD Funkwerk’s Tap Takeover Many hard-to-find Funkwerks brews T 4/1/2014 6PM-9PM
Tommyknocker Brewing Idaho Springs Green Chili Lager T 4/1/2014

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.