Fresh Taps: June 18th – June 24th (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 ©Crazy Mountain Brewery)

(Photo ©Crazy Mountain Brewery)

A new brewery, anniversaries, customer appreciation tappings, and even Summer Solstice celebrations are bringing you plenty of tasty options to choose from! From TRVE’s anniversary sour brown to loads of hops at Crazy Mountain, all tastes are covered this week.

Shea’s Spotlight Tappings

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

There are so many breweries opening up in Colorado these days that it’s hard to imagine outside breweries wanting in. But that’s exactly what’s being celebrated at Hops & Pie this Sunday when Almanac Beer Co. from San Francisco makes its CO debut. I tried these guys at GABF last year and was rather impressed.

 

(Photo: Crooked Stave Artisans)

(Photo: Crooked Stave Artisans)

Speaking of said brewery openings, Chain Reaction Brewing is opening its doors this Saturday with a whopping 16 beers on tap! Go big or go home is what I always say. And the lineup sounds delicious too, with beers such as a Crème Brulee Stout and a number of IPAs. Stop by and welcome Denver’s newest brewery starting at noon. See below for a full list of beers.

Chain Reaction Grand Opening

Photo Credit: Chain Reaction Brewing’s Facebook page

 

The Smuggled Taps
(Recently Tapped Brews I Missed)

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details
City Star Brewing Berthoud Boomerang Pale Ale
Fate Brewing Boulder Summer Ale American Wheat
Sanitas Brewing Boulder Standard Operating Procedure Stout
Two22 Brew Centennial Red Cinnamon
Verboten Brewing Loveland Liger IPA Amarillo, Simcoe, Zythos and Citra hops

This Week’s Tappings

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details Day Date Time
Arvada Beer Co Arvada 59’er German Black Lager W 6/18/2014
Old Chicago (Arapahoe Crossing) Aurora Bristol Brewing Kölsch W 6/18/2014 6PM-7PM
Bristol Brewing Colorado Springs Kölsch W 6/18/2014
Great Storm Brewing Colorado Springs
  • Midsummer Ale
  • Sunshower Strawberry Blonde
  • Get Buzzed Summer Honey Ale
  • and perhaps more
Summer of Love Party W 6/18/2014 1PM
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Pineapple Mango Charlie’s Golden Strong Firkin Wednesday June Fruit Beer Cask Month W 6/18/2014 3PM
River North Brewery Denver Tart Cherry Dubbel Wayward Wednesday Only 5 gallons W 6/18/2014 3PM
Rock Bottom Denver IP HEY Apricot IPA W 6/18/2014 6PM
Old Chicago (Harmony) Fort Collins Black Bottle Brewery Cerealiously V.4 Honey Bunches of Oats W 6/18/2014 6PM
Echo Brewing Frederick Air and Wheels Apricot Wheat W 6/18/2014
Front Range Brewing Lafayette Red IPA Small Batch Wednesday W 6/18/2014 3PM-9PM
Post Brewing Lafayette Single Hop Rye Lager W 6/18/2014 4PM
Very Nice Brewing Nederland Freckled Ginger Saison Half Barrel Hump Day W 6/18/2014 5PM
High Hops Brewery Windsor Half Habi Amber Ale Firkin Hump Day A lighter, milder version of the Habanero Honey Ale W 6/18/2014 5PM
Ute Pass Brewing Woodland Park Pikes Peak Brewing (TBD) 3rd Anniversary Tap Takeover W 6/18/2014 6PM
Wild Woods Brewery Boulder Tropical Paradise Double IPA Th 6/19/2014 4PM-9PM
Bristol Brewing Colorado Springs Cheyenne Canon Ale Pinon Brown Ale All of the profits from this beer benefit the Friends of Cheyenne Canon Th 6/19/2014 5:30PM-9PM
Wild Goose Meeting House Colorado Springs Pikes Peak Brewing (TBD) 3rd Anniversary Tap Takeover Th 6/19/2014 5PM-8PM
Comrade Brewing Denver Peanut Butter Chocolate Porter Firkin Thursday Th 6/19/2014 3:30PM
Lucky Pie Denver Elevation Beer Co:

  • 8 Second Kolsch
  • Red Wine Barrel Aged Honey Quad (Apis Red)
  • Signal de Botrange Chardonnay Barrel Aged Farmhouse Ale
Th 6/19/2014
Barrels & Bottles Golden Crazy Mountain Brewing:

  • Gorilla You’re a Desperado Imperial Brown Ale
  • Moonlight Mile Black IPA
  • Sangre De Diablo Imperial Belgian Red
  • Hookiebob IPA
  • Mountain Livin Pale Ale
  • Boohai Red Ale
  • Neomexicanus Native Pale Ale
HOPstile Takeover Th 6/19/2014 5PM
Odd13 Brewing Lafayette Big Jim Belgian Quad Th 6/19/2014
LuLu’s BBQ Louisville Black Bottle Brewery (TBD) Th 6/19/2014 5PM
High Hops Brewery Windsor The 94.9 Watermelon Wheat Radio 94.9 Birthday Bash Th 6/19/2014
Arvada Beer Co Arvada Altbier F 6/20/2014
Dry Dock Brewing Aurora American Wheat w/ Mystery Flowers Firkin Friday F 6/20/2014 3PM-6PM
Avery Brewing Boulder CÖlsch Friday Special Tapping F 6/20/2014 5PM
TRiNiTY Brewing Colorado Springs Passion Swing American Fruited IPA F 6/20/2014 5PM
Black Shirt Brewing Denver Farmhouse Red Porter F 6/20/2014 5PM
TRVE Brewing Denver Volume II High West Whiskey Barrel Sour Brown Ale 2nd Anniversary F 6/20/2014
Fort Collins Brewery Fort Collins Breakfast Brown F 6/20/2014
Crabtree Brewing Greeley B4 Blackberry & Black Plum Boxcar Brown Firkin Friday F 6/20/2014 6PM
Old Chicago Littleton Bristol Brewing Kölsch F 6/20/2014 6PM-7PM
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Loveland Cherry Firkin Friday F 6/20/2014
Verboten Brewing Loveland Watermelon Gose F 6/20/2014
Old Chicago (Southlands) Aurora Bristol Brewing Kölsch Sa 6/21/2014 5:30PM-7PM
Chain Reaction Brewing Denver
  • Orange Cream Ale
  • Pink Peppercorn Saison
  • Pale Ale
  • Red Ale
  • IPA
  • Belgian Rye Stout
  • Pale Wheat
  • Lemon IPA
  • Rye IPA
  • Crème Brulee Stout
  • Blonde Ale (after Crème Brulee Stout kicks)
  • Amber Ale
  • Barley Wine
  • Black IPA
  • Oatmeal Brown
  • English Mild
  • Cilantro Serrano Lime Wheat
Grand Opening Sa 6/21/2014 12PM
Former Future Brewing Denver Lage Landen Tripel w/ Peaches Customer Appreciation Weekend All special releases will be short pours only, and only 5 gallons of each exists Sa 6/21/2014 1PM
Former Future Brewing Denver Countinghouse Cream Ale Dry Hopped w/ East Kent Goldings Customer Appreciation Weekend All special releases will be short pours only, and only 5 gallons of each exists Sa 6/21/2014 3PM
Former Future Brewing Denver Salted Caramel Prim and Porter Customer Appreciation Weekend All special releases will be short pours only, and only 5 gallons of each exists Sa 6/21/2014 5PM
Former Future Brewing Denver Blended Brimful (~80% Brimful Rustic Dark Farmhouse Blended & ~20% Unreleased Barrel-Fermented Sour Red) Customer Appreciation Weekend All special releases will be short pours only, and only 5 gallons of each exists Sa 6/21/2014 7PM
Former Future Brewing Denver Singularity Principle Ver. II w/ Mangos & Zythos hops Customer Appreciation Weekend All special releases will be short pours only, and only 5 gallons of each exists Sa 6/21/2014 9PM
Ska Brewing Durango Estival Cream Stout Summer Solstice Party Sa 6/21/2014 4PM-6PM
Crazy Mountain Brewing Edwards
  • Devil’s Advocate IPA
  • Emotional Rescue Double IPA
  • Gorilla You’re a Desperado IBA
  • Hookiebobb IPA
  • Lawyers, Guns & Money Barleywine
  • Moonlight Mile Black IPA
  • Neomexicanus Native Pale Ale
Hoppy Solstice Sa 6/21/2014 5PM-9PM
Funkwerks Fort Collins Sorachi Single Hop Saison Sa 6/21/2014
Odell Brewing Fort Collins Trellis Garden Ale Cellar Series Offering Brewed with locally grown herbs and spices from The Gardens on Spring Creek, $1 from each bottle of Trellis Garden Ale sold will go to The Gardens on Spring Creek Sa 6/21/2014
Parry’s Pizza Greenwood Village
  • Russian River Pliny the Elder
  • Russian River Consecration
  • AC Golden Kriek
  • Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee
Sa 6/21/2014 12PM
Twelve Degree Brewing Louisville TBD 1st Anniversary Sa 6/21/2014 12PM
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Loveland Griffin Hefeweizen Sa 6/21/2014
Verboten Brewing Loveland In Love with Summer Strawberry Rhubarb Wheat Sa 6/21/2014
Pikes Peak Brewing Monument Three Year Beer Vienna Lager 3rd Anniversary Sa 6/21/2014 4PM
Bristol Brewing Colorado Springs Single Hop Horizon IPA dry hopped w/ Simcoe S 6/22/2014 12PM-10PM
Hops & Pie Denver Almanac Beer Co:

  • Strawberry Dogpatch
  • Golden Gate Gose
  • Almanac IPA
  • Honey Saison
  • Farmer’s Reserve Blackberry
Release Into Colorado S 6/22/2014 2PM
Odell Brewing Fort Collins Trellis Garden Ale Cellar Series Offering Brewed with locally grown herbs and spices from The Gardens on Spring Creek, $1 from each bottle of Trellis Garden Ale sold will go to The Gardens on Spring Creek S 6/22/2014
Kannah Creek Brewing Grand Junction Strawberry Blonde Firkin Monday M 6/23/2014 5PM-10PM

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 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.