Fresh Taps: April 2nd – April 8th (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.


Photo Credit: Freshcraft

Looking to continue the party with the ending of Colorado Craft Beer Week? Well you’re in luck! Denver is hosting the Craft Brewers Conference, and many tappings/events are happening around it including 25 sour beers at Backcountry Pizza in Boulder and a fun day of Boulevard beers and more at Freshcraft. From porters to session beers to sours, this week has a dash of everything.


Shea’s Spotlight Tappings

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

Barrels & Bottles in Golden is throwing one heck of a party for the CBC (and World Beer Cup) on Monday starting at 5 p.m. Four Dry Dock beers, three Bonfire beers, three TRiNiTY Brewing beers, and a couple of Eddyline brews will be tapped, and they won’t be your standard offerings. See below for beer details.

Boulder Beer Co 35th Anniversary Boulder Beer Co is turning a gray-haired 35 this year, and you can get an advanced tasting of their 35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA on Tuesday, April 8 at Marlowe’s on the 16th Street Mall. The tapping will be at 9:30 p.m., a bit late for a school night since it’s for the CBC (but don’t worry, you can get some too).

Last but certainly not least, Backcountry Pizza is tapping 25 sours on Sunday as part of International Sour Sunday. Details are minimal as of right now, but hey – it’s 25 sours! Check their Facebook page on Thursday, as more details are expected to be released. Tappings will happen at noon.

This Week’s Tappings

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details Day Date Time
Arvada Beer Co Arvada
  • Vanilla Porter
  • Coffee Porter
W 4/2/2014
Odyssey Beerwerks Arvada Double Dry-Hopped Blitzkrieg IPA Discovery Beer Wednesday W 4/2/2014 5PM
Big Choice Brewing Broomfield Märzen W 4/2/2014
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Ugli Fruit Blonde Firkin Wednesday Blonde ale base w/ ugli fruit W 4/2/2014 3PM
River North Brewery Denver
  • India Brown Ale
  • Belgian Dubbel
Wayward Wednesday W 4/2/2014 3PM
Ska Brewing Durango Mexican Logger W 4/2/2014 5PM-8PM
Front Range Brewing Lafayette Chocolate Raspberry Porter W 4/2/2014
Henry’s Pub Loveland TBD Loveland Aleworks Tap Takeover W 4/2/2014
High Hops Brewery Windsor Grapefruit Wheat Firkin Hump Day W 4/2/2014
Arvada Beer Co Arvada
  • Strawberry Golden
  • Goldline IPA
Th 4/3/2014
Yak & Yeti Arvada Devil’s Wine Pro-Am barleywine from homebrewer Dr. Matt Kriewall Th 4/3/2014 4PM
Old Chicago (Powers) Colorado Springs TBD Bristol Brewing Traveling Firkin Th 4/3/2014 6PM-9PM
Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery Denver Keyhole Session IPA Th 4/3/2014
Saint Patrick’s Brewing Co Englewood Dunkel Th 4/3/2014
Dry Dock Brewing Aurora Cocoa Nib Belgian Dark Firkin Friday F 4/4/2014 3PM-6PM
Avery Brewing Boulder Khodynka Blended Maker’s Mark Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Bean Stout Friday’s Special Tapping F 4/4/2014 5PM
Blake Street Vault Denver TBD Dry Dock Tap Takeover Opening Day F 4/4/2014 12PM-6PM
Steamworks Brewing Co Durango Devil’s Bouquet Firkin Friday F 4/4/2014 3PM
Brew on Broadway Englewood Shadyside Blonde IPA F 4/4/2014 4PM
Fort Collins Brewery Fort Collins Hoptitude F 4/4/2014
Crabtree Brewing Greeley Not Your Standard Bitter Firkin Friday F 4/4/2014 5PM
Crow Hop Brewing Loveland Purple Haze Blackberry Wheat F 4/4/2014 3PM
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Loveland Basil Snow Drop Honey Wheat Ale Firkin Friday F 4/4/2014
Yak & Yeti Arvada Rupee Red American Red Ale Sa 4/5/2014 11AM
Boulder Beer Co Boulder Cold Hop Sa 4/5/2014
Bristol Brewing Colorado Springs Yellow Kite Summer Pils Prohibition Party Must be in costume and say the password (“Wildcat”) Sa 4/5/2014 6PM-9PM
TRiNiTY Brewing Colorado Springs TBD First Firkin Saturday Sa 4/5/2014 11AM
Funkwerks Fort Collins Cameo Table Saison Sa 4/5/2014
Wiley Roots Brewing Greeley
  • Red Dirt Imperial Red
  • Spring Saison
  • Belgian Quad
  • Strawberry Cream Ale
Sa 4/5/2014 6:30PM
Backcountry Pizza Boulder TBD International Sour Sunday 25 imported sours S 4/6/2014 12PM
Dad & Dude’s Breweria Aurora Les Quatre Saison Made w/ rose petals, coriander, and sweet orange peel M 4/7/2014
City Star Brewing Berthoud Mango Habanero IPA M 4/7/2014
Backcountry Pizza Boulder TBD Crooked Stave Artisan Brands Night Crooked Stave, Perennial, Prairie, and more M 4/7/2014
Cheba Hut Denver Odell Loose Leaf American Session Ale Session Beer Day with Odell M 4/7/2014 3PM-5PM
Denver Beer Co Denver Belgian Amber Wit Randy Mosher Book Signing/Collab Beer Tapping M 4/7/2014 6PM-9PM
Freshcraft Denver Odell Loose Leaf American Session Ale Session Beer Day with Odell M 4/7/2014 3PM-5PM
Ginn Mill Denver Odell Loose Leaf American Session Ale Session Beer Day with Odell M 4/7/2014 3PM-5PM
Highland Tap & Burger Denver Avery beers:

  • Lilikoi Kepolo
  • Trogdor the Burninator
  • Double Dry-Hopped Maharaja
  • Out of Mind
  • Bolder Weisse
Avery Tap Takeover M 4/7/2014 7PM
El Moro Spirits and Tavern Durango Spring Tonic Repeal of Prohibition Party Collab between Steamworks, Ska, Carver’s, Brew, and Durango Brewing M 4/7/2014 6PM
Avogadro’s Number Fort Collins Odell Loose Leaf American Session Ale Session Beer Day with Odell M 4/7/2014 6PM-8PM
Odell Brewing Fort Collins Loose Leaf American Session Ale M 4/7/2014
Barrels & Bottles Golden
  • Dry Dock Brewing Bligh’s Barrel Aged Barleywine
  • Dry Dock Brewing Wee Heavy Scotch Ale
  • Dry Dock Brewing Imperial Stout
  • Dry Dock Brewing Fetchez La Vache Biere de Garde French Farmhouse
  • Bonfire Brewing Whiskey Barrel Aged Porter
  • Bonfire Brewing Bewildered Irish Red Ale
  • Bonfire Brewing Black IPA Small Batch
  • TRiNiTY Brewing Slap Your Mammy Double IPA
  • TRiNiTY Brewing 7 Day Golden Sour
  • TRiNiTY Brewing Pappy Legba Cherry Saison
  • Eddyline Brewing Crank Yanker IPA
  • Eddyline Brewing River Runner Pale Ale
Craft Brewers Conference & World Beer Cup Kick Off M 4/7/2014 5PM-10PM
Left Hand Brewing Longmont Ambidextrous Ale Step 3 (Imperial Good Juju) M 4/7/2014 12PM
Freshcraft Denver
  • Boulevard Tank 7
  • Boulevard 80 Acre
  • Ommegang Hop House
  • Duvel Single
A Day with Boulevard Brewing and the Duvel Mortgaat Family T 4/8/2014 11AM
Freshcraft Denver
  • Boulevard Foeder Projekt #1
  • Liefmanns Goudenband
  • Ommegang Fire & Blood
A Day with Boulevard Brewing and the Duvel Mortgaat Family T 4/8/2014 5PM
Marlowe’s Denver Boulder Beer Co 35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA T 4/8/2014 9:30PM-12:30AM
Star Bar Denver TBD Funkwerks Tapping T 4/8/2014 9PM
Star Bar Denver Odell beers:

  • Fernet
  • Friek
  • Wolf Picker
  • Loose Leaf
CBC Welcome Reception After Party T 4/8/2014 9:30PM-11:30PM
Dillon Dam Brewery Dillon Raspberry & Citrus Hop Infused Wheat Tap it Tuesday T 4/8/2014 5PM
The Mayor of Old Town Fort Collins TBD Nitro Tap Takeover T 4/8/2014

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

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.