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)

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details
Sanitas Brewing Boulder Apricot Saison
Verboten Brewing Loveland Killer Boots Caramel Porter

This Week’s Tappings

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details Day Date Time
Front Range BBQ Colorado Springs Left Hand Brewing:

  • Safety Round 3 American Pale Ale
  • Hopfenweiss
  • Milk Stout Nitro
  • Polestar Pilsner
  • Stranger Pale Ale w/ El Dorado Hops (firkin)
Tapping Party W 6/11/2014 6PM
Comrade Brewing Denver Better ChocoLATE Than Never! Porter W 6/11/2014 12PM
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Passion Fruit IPA Firkin Wednesday Fruit Beer Month W 6/11/2014 3PM
River North Brewery Denver Scotch Barrel J. Marie Saison Wayward Wednesday W 6/11/2014 3PM
Road 34 Fort Collins
  • New Belgium (TBD)
  • Odell Brewing (TBD)
FOCOllaboration Tapping Party 2 beers, 2 breweries W 6/11/2014 6PM-9PM
Parry’s Pizza Highlands Ranch Renegade Brewing (TBD) Offensively Delicious Brand Launch Party W 6/11/2014 5PM
Front Range Brewing Lafayette TED’s Watermelon Ale Small Batch Wednesday W 6/11/2014
Elk Mountain Brewing Parker Pilsner Kellerbier Firkin Wednesday W 6/11/2014 4PM
High Hops Brewery Windsor The Millennium Falcon White Session IPA Firkin Hump Day W 6/11/2014 5PM
Front Range BBQ Colorado Springs Upslope 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 Brewer Th 6/12/2014 7PM
Comrade Brewing Denver Maple Bacon Koffee Kream Stout Cask, limited Th 6/12/2014 3:30PM
Denver Bicycle Café Denver Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (TBD) Meet the Brewer Th 6/12/2014 7PM
Freshcraft Denver Breckenridge Brews Wayne Hoppy amber ale made for the 2014 Denver Comic Con Th 6/12/2014 7PM
Star Bar Denver Renegade Brewing:

  • Redacted Rye IPA
  • Elevation Triple IPA
  • 5:00 Afternoon Ale
  • Consilium Pale Ale
Offensively Delicious Brand Launch Party Th 6/12/2014 5PM
Station 26 Brewing Denver
  • Amarillo Dry Hopped ESB
  • Australian Summer Dry Hopped ESB
Th 6/12/2014
Wazee Supper Club Denver Odell Brewing:

  • Loose Leaf Session Ale
  • Double Pilsner
  • Myrcenary Double IPA
Odell Pint Night Th 6/12/2014 5PM-8PM
The Forge Fort Collins New Belgium and Odell Brewing FOCOllaboration American Pale Ale Th 6/12/2014 4:05PM-6PM
Odd13 Brewing Lafayette Belgian Table Beer Th 6/12/2014
LuLu’s BBQ Louisville Big Choice Brewing (TBD) Tap Takeover Th 6/12/2014 5PM
Dry Dock Brewing Aurora El Guapo with Cumin, Black Pepper, & Lime Zest Firkin Friday F 6/13/2014 3PM-6PM
Avery Brewing Boulder Eremita VII Blonde Sour Aged in oak barrels for 5 months, and then blended with fresh hand-sliced cucumbers and whole-leaf  hibiscus flowers F 6/13/2014 5PM
Wild Woods Brewery Boulder Tropical Paradise Imperial IPA F 6/13/2014 6:30PM
Brewer’s Republic Colorado Springs
  • Avery Brewing (TBD)
  • Funkwerks (TBD)
Tap Takeover F 6/13/2014 4PM-7PM
TRiNiTY Brewing Colorado Springs Elektrick Cukumbahh Saison d’été F 6/13/2014
Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew Denver Roggenbier Collab w/ Renegade F 6/13/2014 6PM
The Source Denver Verboten Brewing (TBD) At the common area bar F 6/13/2014 5PM-10PM
Fort Collins Brewery Fort Collins Out of the Ashes: Smoked IPA Fifth beer in the Out of the Ashes series F 6/13/2014
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Loveland Peach Beer Firkin Friday F 6/13/2014
High Hops Brewery Windsor Dr. Pat’s IPA #13 Citra hops and an extra three pounds of Cascades F 6/13/2014
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Dangerous Dan American Pale Wheat Summer Ale  Sa 6/14/2014 12PM
River North Brewery Denver Oud Bruin Aged for 20 months in the barrel, also available in bottles  Sa 6/14/2014 1PM
The Source Denver Verboten Brewing (TBD) At the common area bar  Sa 6/14/2014 12PM-10PM
Stapleton Tap House Denver Odell Brewing Dr. Acula Oak Aged Black Ale  S 6/15/2014
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Loveland King’s Son IPL  S 6/15/2014
Stapleton Tap House Denver Telluride Brewing Greaky Fish Belgian Double IPA Monday’s Keg  M 6/16/2014

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.