Fresh Taps: June 11th – June 17th (2014)

Welcome to Fresh Taps. Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers available by the glass hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state.


Photo Credit: River North Brewery’s blog

And I’m back! Although a week in Mexico might sound nice, it’s a place that lacks tasty brews. It’s great to be back in the land of amazing beers, and amazing beers we certainly have this week! Plenty of special releases and tap takeovers, such as the release of River North’s Oud Bruin and some unique Upslope tappings at Front Range BBQ. So get out there and celebrate what this great state has to offer!

Shea’s Spotlight Tappings

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

River North Brewery is at it again this weekend with the release of their Oud Bruin, a dark sour aged 20 months in a barrel. That’s right, it has taken nearly two years to make this special brew. Stop by on Saturday at 1 p.m. to have it on draft and by a bottle (or purchase additional for cellaring).

OMF Roggenbier

Photo Credit: OMF’s Facebook page

Like rye beers? Well there’s no style that has more rye than the Roggenbier, and Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew (in collaboration with Renegade Brewing) just so happens to be releasing one this Friday at 6 p.m. Swing by and try this earthy spicy brew that resembles a Dunkelweizen but made with rye.

The Smuggled Taps
(Recently Tapped Brews I Missed)

Sanitas BrewingBoulderApricot Saison
Verboten BrewingLovelandKiller Boots Caramel Porter

This Week’s Tappings

Front Range BBQColorado SpringsLeft Hand Brewing:

  • Safety Round 3 American Pale Ale
  • Hopfenweiss
  • Milk Stout Nitro
  • Polestar Pilsner
  • Stranger Pale Ale w/ El Dorado Hops (firkin)
Tapping PartyW6/11/20146PM
Comrade BrewingDenverBetter ChocoLATE Than Never! PorterW6/11/201412PM
Copper Kettle BrewingDenverPassion Fruit IPAFirkin WednesdayFruit Beer MonthW6/11/20143PM
River North BreweryDenverScotch Barrel J. Marie SaisonWayward WednesdayW6/11/20143PM
Road 34Fort Collins
  • New Belgium (TBD)
  • Odell Brewing (TBD)
FOCOllaboration Tapping Party2 beers, 2 breweriesW6/11/20146PM-9PM
Parry’s PizzaHighlands RanchRenegade Brewing (TBD)Offensively Delicious Brand Launch PartyW6/11/20145PM
Front Range BrewingLafayetteTED’s Watermelon AleSmall Batch WednesdayW6/11/2014
Elk Mountain BrewingParkerPilsner KellerbierFirkin WednesdayW6/11/20144PM
High Hops BreweryWindsorThe Millennium Falcon White Session IPAFirkin Hump DayW6/11/20145PM
Front Range BBQColorado SpringsUpslope Brewing:

  • Stanky Leg Sour Mash Extra Pale Ale (collab w/ Barrel & Bottles)
  • Saison
  • Galactic Pale Ale (firkin)
  • Pumpkin Ale
  • Belgian-Style Pale Ale
  • Craft Lager
Focus on the Beer’s Meet the BrewerTh6/12/20147PM
Comrade BrewingDenverMaple Bacon Koffee Kream StoutCask, limitedTh6/12/20143:30PM
Denver Bicycle CaféDenverGrimm Brothers Brewhouse (TBD)Meet the BrewerTh6/12/20147PM
FreshcraftDenverBreckenridge Brews WayneHoppy amber ale made for the 2014 Denver Comic ConTh6/12/20147PM
Star BarDenverRenegade Brewing:

  • Redacted Rye IPA
  • Elevation Triple IPA
  • 5:00 Afternoon Ale
  • Consilium Pale Ale
Offensively Delicious Brand Launch PartyTh6/12/20145PM
Station 26 BrewingDenver
  • Amarillo Dry Hopped ESB
  • Australian Summer Dry Hopped ESB
Wazee Supper ClubDenverOdell Brewing:

  • Loose Leaf Session Ale
  • Double Pilsner
  • Myrcenary Double IPA
Odell Pint NightTh6/12/20145PM-8PM
The ForgeFort CollinsNew Belgium and Odell Brewing FOCOllaboration American Pale AleTh6/12/20144:05PM-6PM
Odd13 BrewingLafayetteBelgian Table BeerTh6/12/2014
LuLu’s BBQLouisvilleBig Choice Brewing (TBD)Tap TakeoverTh6/12/20145PM
Dry Dock BrewingAuroraEl Guapo with Cumin, Black Pepper, & Lime ZestFirkin FridayF6/13/20143PM-6PM
Avery BrewingBoulderEremita VII Blonde SourAged in oak barrels for 5 months, and then blended with fresh hand-sliced cucumbers and whole-leaf  hibiscus flowersF6/13/20145PM
Wild Woods BreweryBoulderTropical Paradise Imperial IPAF6/13/20146:30PM
Brewer’s RepublicColorado Springs
  • Avery Brewing (TBD)
  • Funkwerks (TBD)
Tap TakeoverF6/13/20144PM-7PM
TRiNiTY BrewingColorado SpringsElektrick Cukumbahh Saison d’étéF6/13/2014
Our Mutual Friend Malt & BrewDenverRoggenbierCollab w/ RenegadeF6/13/20146PM
The SourceDenverVerboten Brewing (TBD)At the common area barF6/13/20145PM-10PM
Fort Collins BreweryFort CollinsOut of the Ashes: Smoked IPAFifth beer in the Out of the Ashes seriesF6/13/2014
Grimm Brothers BrewhouseLovelandPeach BeerFirkin FridayF6/13/2014
High Hops BreweryWindsorDr. Pat’s IPA #13Citra hops and an extra three pounds of CascadesF6/13/2014
Copper Kettle BrewingDenverDangerous Dan American Pale Wheat Summer Ale Sa6/14/201412PM
River North BreweryDenverOud BruinAged for 20 months in the barrel, also available in bottles Sa6/14/20141PM
The SourceDenverVerboten Brewing (TBD)At the common area bar Sa6/14/201412PM-10PM
Stapleton Tap HouseDenverOdell Brewing Dr. Acula Oak Aged Black Ale S6/15/2014
Grimm Brothers BrewhouseLovelandKing’s Son IPL S6/15/2014
Stapleton Tap HouseDenverTelluride Brewing Greaky Fish Belgian Double IPAMonday’s Keg M6/16/2014

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 by filling out this nifty form or going old-school via

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.