Fresh Taps: Apr. 16th – Apr. 22nd (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.

Station 26 Brewing

Photo Credit: Station 26 Brewing’s Facebook page

It’s clear many are recovering from last week’s CBC, as it’s a light week of Fresh Taps. But, as always there’s still a lot going on! Fort Collins Brewery sure isn’t taking time off with four beer tappings this Friday, and some tasty brews are coming your way from both Station 26 Brewing (Denver) and High Hops Brewery (Windsor) this week. Or check out the special tappings featuring new residents 4 Noses Brewing (Broomfield) and Horse & Dragon Brewing (Fort Collins).

Shea’s Spotlight Tappings

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

Odell Footprint

Photo Credit: Odell Brewing

Odell Brewing has expanded to a number of states (most recently Texas), and they’re honoring this growth with what they’re calling Footprint Regional Ale. This American strong ale is brewed with ingredients from each state Odell sells in. You can try the tastes of Odell’s footprint by visiting their taproom this Sunday from 4-6 p.m., or in bombers at local liquor stores.

Historians Ale House is at it again with another round of “Battle of the Breweries.” Today through Friday will feature kegs from seven Colorado breweries, and whichever brewery’s keg taps first each night will advance to the finals. Check below for a list of breweries on each night.

 

 

The Smuggled Taps
(Recently Tapped Brews I Missed)

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details
Old Chicago All CO Locations Cool Lime Lager Through May 5th, light lager brewed with three different lime varieties (freshly juiced limes, Kaffir leaves, and dried limes)
Dry Dock Brewing Aurora Golden Porpoise
Two22 Brew Aurora Blonde
Station 26 Brewing Denver Double IPA Enough for growler fills and kegs around town
Dillon Dam Brewery Dillon Exit 205 Session Ale
Elk Mountain Brewing Parker Cherry Wheat

This Week’s Tappings

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details Day Date Time
Odyssey Beerwerks Arvada Gose Discovery Beer Wednesday W 4/16/2014
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Herb Blonde Ale Firkin Wednesday W/ lemongrass and fresh mint W 4/16/2014 3PM
Historians Ale House Denver
  • Black Bottle Brewery (TBD)
  • Pateros Creek Brewing (TBD)
  • Echo Brewing (TBD)
    CAUTION: Brewing (TBD)
  • Backcountry Brewing (TBD)
  • Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (TBD)
  • Gravity Brewing (TBD)
Battle of the Breweries Keg from each, first to kick their keg goes to the finals W 4/16/2014 6:30PM
River North Brewery Denver Whiskey Barrel Quandary Wayward Wednesday W 4/16/2014 3PM
Rock Bottom Brewery Denver C3 Lots of Citra hops W 4/16/2014 6PM
Station 26 Brewing Denver Foreign Extra Stout W 4/16/2014
Funkwerks Fort Collins White New tweaked recipe W 4/16/2014
The Mayor of Old Town Fort Collins Any Colour You Like Berliner Weisse Collab w/ Fort Collins Brewery W 4/16/2014 4PM
Front Range Brewing Lafayette Hibiscus Saison W 4/16/2014
Lone Tree Brewing Lone Tree Dunkelweizen W 4/16/2014 12PM
High Hops Brewery Windsor Archer’s Ale Oak Aged IPA Firkin Hump Day Dry hopped w/ Warrior hops W 4/16/2014 5PM
Wild Woods Brewery Boulder Honey Nut Blonde W/ honey and toasted almonds Th 4/17/2014
Brothers BBQ Broomfield 4 Noses Brewing

  • Bareback Blonde
  • Make My Day Session IPA
Th 4/17/2014 5PM
Historians Ale House Denver
  • Station 26 Brewing (TBD)
  • Left Hand Brewing (TBD)
  • Lone Tree Brewing (TBD)
  • Grist Brewing (TBD)
Battle of the Breweries Keg from each, first to kick their keg goes to the finals Th 4/17/2014 6:30PM
Station 26 Brewing Denver Green Tea Cream Ale Th 4/17/2014 4PM
The Mayor of Old Town Fort Collins Horse & Dragon Brewing

  • Almost Summer Ale
  • Horse & Dragon Stout
Th 4/17/2014 6PM
High Hops Brewery Windsor Dr. Pat’s #12 Double IPA Dry hopped w/ Citra Th 4/17/2014
Arvada Beer Co Arvada Saison F 4/18/2014
Dry Dock Brewing Aurora Hopped Bier De Garde Firkin Friday F 4/18/2014 3PM-6PM
Avery Brewing Boulder MurveR Friday’s Special Tapping Quad aged in Gosling’s Rum barrels F 4/18/2014 5PM
Historians Ale House Denver
  • Black Sky Brewery (TBD)
  • Elk Mountain Brewing Cherry Wheat
  • Tivoli Brewing (TBD)
  • Diebolt Brewing (TBD)
Battle of the Breweries Keg from each, first to kick their keg goes to the finals F 4/18/2014 6:30PM
Novo Coffee Denver Wynkoop Brewing Kurt’s Mile High Malt Release Pre-Release Event Made w/ Novo coffee F 4/18/2014 5PM-10PM
Fort Collins Brewery Fort Collins
  • Wallace Wee Heavy (Malt Monsters Series)
  • Tongue Slapper West Coast IPA
  • Bee’s Keeper Braggot
  • American Pale Ale
F 4/18/2014
Crabtree Brewing Greeley Serenity Amber aged on rye bourbon oak chips Firkin Friday F 4/18/2014 5PM
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Loveland Rose Petal Odds and Ends Firkin Friday F 4/18/2014
Verboten Brewing Loveland
  • Pure Imagination Oatmeal Stout
  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Mountain Man
Limited quantity of their World Beer Cup medal winners F 4/18/2014 3PM
Kokopelli Beer Co Westminster Smokin’ Jo Porter F 4/18/2014
High Hops Brewery Windsor Brewclass Blonde Homebrew class (participants get this at 5pm) F 4/18/2014 6PM
Walnut Room Denver
  • Santa Fe Brewing (TBD)
  • La Cumbre (TBD)
  • Oskar Blues (TBD)
Sa 4/19/2014 12PM-4PM
Odell Brewing Fort Collins Footprint Region Ale American strong ale made with ingredients from each of the 10 states Odells is in Sa 4/19/2014 4PM-6PM
Left Hand Brewing Longmont Sour Ale Only 5 gallons Sa 4/19/2014 12PM
Wynkoop Brewing Denver Kurt’s Mile High Malt Release S 4/20/2014
Barrels & Bottles Golden Hoppy Peeps ESB Drinks smooth and light with a hint of sweetness and bitterness, 78 Peeps gave their lives for this beer S 4/20/2014

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.