Fresh Taps: July 9th – July 15th (2014)

Welcome to Fresh Taps! Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers available by the glass and the occasional bottle hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. No ticket required, just a taste for great beer and a little adventure.

Hogshead Brewery

(Photo Credit: Hogshead Brewery)

Are you someone who loves variety? Or maybe you’re true to a certain style? Well this week there are numerous events with a lot to choose from. Hogshead Brewery is turning two and The Mayor of Old Town is turning three, and both will have all kinds of tasty treats. Plus Cedar Creek Pub is celebrating the eastern metro breweries and there are numerous regular weekly tappings that will surely get your taste buds excited.

Shea’s Spotlight Tappings

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

As mentioned above, Hogshead is celebrating its second year, and this won’t be the terrible twos. Quite the opposite. They’ll be tapping over a dozen beers between Thursday and Sunday including multiple dry hopped variations of their IPA and Lake Lightning, a two year vertical tasting of their barleywine, an oak-aged Double Chin Wag ESB, and more. See below for a full list of brews.

Mayor of Old Town 3rd Anniversary

(Photo Credit: The Mayor of Old Town)

Hogshead isn’t the only one celebrating an anniversary. The Mayor of Old Town in Fort Collins is turning three and is showing why its considered one of the best beer bars in the country. From heavy hitters such as the Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA and Firestone Walker Parabola to a collaboration with Equinox Brewing and the band You, Me, & Apollo – it’s going to be one heck of a party on Tuesday. See below for the current list of what’s to be tapped.

Freshcraft may be trying to be on my Spotlight every week, as their Rare Beer Saturday (1 p.m.) that started recently has been making quite a splash. This week they’re busting out an Alaskan Brewing anniversary Russian Imperial Stout that’s been aging for a few years. And if that weren’t enough, they’re also throwing in a 2008 barleywine from Alaskan. That’s quite the afternoon delight.

The Smuggled Taps
(Recently Tapped Brews I Missed)

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details
Sanitas Brewing Boulder Bird of Prey Double IPA
Blue Spruce Brewing Centennial Blue Spruce IPA
Dillon Dam Brewery Dillon
  • Zuma Zen Marzen-style Amber
  • Nosy Bear Kolle Hefeweizen/Kolsch
  • Hopweizen White IPA
Pug Ryan’s Steakhouse & Brewery Dillon Kicked Up Kolsch
Beer By Design Northglenn Platinum Blonde
Pagosa Brewing Pagosa Springs Soaker’s Stout

This Week’s Tappings

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details Day Date Time
Arvada Beer Co Arvada Session IPA Hump Day Helper W 7/9/2014
Odyssey Beerwerks Arvada Sorachi Ace Hefeweizen Discovery Beer Wednesday W 7/9/2014 5PM
Yak & Yeti Arvada Clove Wheat Wheat Beer Wednesday W 7/9/2014 4PM
World Famous Dark Horse Boulder
  • Avery IPA
  • Avery Lilikoi Kepolo
Bike Night W 7/9/2014 6:30PM
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Brett Saison Firkin Wednesday W 7/9/2014 2PM
River North Brewery Denver Oud Bruin Wayward Wednesday W 7/9/2014 3PM
Rock Bottom Denver Summer Honey Ale W 7/9/2014 6PM
Front Range Brewing Lafayette Belgian IPA Small Batch Tapping W 7/9/2014
Lone Tree Brewing Lone Tree Mexican Lager W 7/9/2014 12PM
High Hops Brewery Windsor EnBSB English Style ESB Firkin Hump Day W 7/9/2014 5PM
Arvada Beer Co Arvada Strawberry Golden Brewers Limited Reserve Th 7/10/2014
Wild Woods Brewery Boulder Blackberry Midnight Wheat Th 7/10/2014
Bark Bar Denver City Star Brewing (TBD) Tap Takeover Th 7/10/2014 4PM-7PM
Hogshead Brewery Denver
  • TBD Beer From The Wood
  • Oak-aged Double Chin Wag ESB
  • multiple dry hop varieties of IPA
  • Super Sesh
  • John Shaft Porter w/ cocoa nibs
  • Divine Right Russian Imperial Stout
  • Old Burton Extra Old Ale
  • Window Licker Barleywine two year vertical
  • multiple dry hop varieties of Lake Lightning
  • East India Porter
  • Downtown Julie Brown (cask)
  • and more!
2nd Anniversary Week These will be taped at some point between 7/10 and 7/13 Th 7/10/2014 12PM
Station 26 Brewing Denver IPA No. 1 w/ fennel & agave nectar Firkin Thursday Th 7/10/2014 4PM
Black Bottle Brewing Fort Collins Boulevard Brewing:

  • Love Strange Tripel
  • Two Jokers for Sure
  • Love Child #4
  • Tank 7
  • and more
Poppin’ Bottles w/ Boulevard Brewing Company All from bottles Th 7/10/2014 5PM
Mountain Toad Brewing Golden Smoked Porter Th 7/10/2014
Odd13 Brewing Lafayette
  • Ol’ Dirty Orton Cream Ale
  • Coal Miners Uncle Baltic Porter
Th 7/10/2014
High Hops Brewery Windsor Tequila Barrel Aged The Golden One Th 7/10/2014
Arvada Beer Co Arvada Water Tower Wheat F 7/11/2014
Dry Dock Brewing Aurora Sriracha-tossed Roasted Pecan Beer Firkin Friday F 7/11/2014 3PM
TRiNiTY Brewing Colorado Springs Farmhouse Soleil Saison d’été Ginger, green peppercorn, and Simcoe hops F 7/11/2014 5PM
Hogshead Brewery Denver
  • TBD Beer From The Wood
  • Oak-aged Double Chin Wag ESB
  • multiple dry hop varieties of IPA
  • Super Sesh
  • John Shaft Porter w/ cocoa nibs
  • Divine Right Russian Imperial Stout
  • Old Burton Extra Old Ale
  • Window Licker Barleywine two year vertical
  • multiple dry hop varieties of Lake Lightning
  • East India Porter
  • Downtown Julie Brown (cask)
  • and more!
2nd Anniversary Week These will be taped at some point between 7/10 and 7/13 F 7/11/2014 12PM
Society Denver Dry Dock Brewing (TBD) Tap Takeover F 7/11/2014 5PM-8PM
Odell Brewing Fort Collins Fifty Niner Brett Golden Ale F 7/11/2014
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Loveland Mesquite Beer Firkin Friday F 7/11/2014
Crowfoot Valley Coffee and Crowbar Castle Rock Odell Brewing (TBD) Tap Takeover Sa 7/12/2014 6PM-9PM
Former Future Brewing Denver
  • Tart Saison
  • India Pale Lager
Sa 7/12/2014
Freshcraft Denver
  • Alaskan Brewing Perseverance Russian Imperial Stout (aged a few years)
  • Alaskan Brewing 2008 Barley Wine
Rare Beer Saturday Sa 7/12/2014 1PM
Hogshead Brewery Denver
  • TBD Beer From The Wood
  • Oak-aged Double Chin Wag ESB
  • multiple dry hop varieties of IPA
  • Super Sesh
  • John Shaft Porter w/ cocoa nibs
  • Divine Right Russian Imperial Stout
  • Old Burton Extra Old Ale
  • Window Licker Barleywine two year vertical
  • multiple dry hop varieties of Lake Lightning
  • East India Porter
  • Downtown Julie Brown (cask)
  • and more!
2nd Anniversary Week These will be taped at some point between 7/10 and 7/13 Sa 7/12/2014 12PM
Odell Brewing Fort Collins Fifty Niner Brett Golden Ale Sa 7/12/2014
Kannah Creek Brewing Grand Junction Philanthropy Ale MS Week Sa 7/12/2014
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Loveland Weiz Folks Schwarz Weizen collab with Weiz Guys Sa 7/12/2014
Bristol Brewing Colorado Springs Brewhouse Wit S 7/13/2014 10:30AM
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Cherry Limeade IPA Paul’s Birthday Party Firkin S 7/13/2014 12PM
Hogshead Brewery Denver
  • TBD Beer From The Wood
  • Oak-aged Double Chin Wag ESB
  • multiple dry hop varieties of IPA
  • Super Sesh
  • John Shaft Porter w/ cocoa nibs
  • Divine Right Russian Imperial Stout
  • Old Burton Extra Old Ale
  • Window Licker Barleywine two year vertical
  • multiple dry hop varieties of Lake Lightning
  • East India Porter
  • Downtown Julie Brown (cask)
  • and more!
2nd Anniversary Week S 7/13/2014 12PM
Odell Brewing Fort Collins Fifty Niner Brett Golden Ale S 7/13/2014
Cedar Creek Pub Aurora
  • Coda Brewing (TBD)
  • Station 26 Brewing Citra IPA
  • Dry Dock Brewing (TBD)
  • Mu Brewery (TBD)
  • Comrade Brewing Black IPA
  • Copper Kettle Brewing Mexican Chocolate Stout
  • Elk Mountain Brewing Wild Wapiti Wheat
  • Two22 Brew Saison
  • CAUTION: Brewing Honey Matrimony
  • Hall Brewing (TBD)
East Side Tap Takeover Runs through July 18th, 10 breweries from the east side of the metro area M 7/14/2014
City Star Brewing Berthoud Rail RYEder Belgian Rye Pale Ale M 7/14/2014
Stapleton Tap House Denver Gravity Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Tsar Bomba Monday’s Keg M 7/14/2014 3PM-10PM
Kannah Creek Brewing Grand Junction Best Bitter Firkin Monday M 7/14/2014 5PM
Cedar Creek Pub Aurora
  • Coda Brewing (TBD)
  • Station 26 Brewing Citra IPA
  • Dry Dock Brewing (TBD)
  • Mu Brewery (TBD)
  • Comrade Brewing Black IPA
  • Copper Kettle Brewing Mexican Chocolate Stout
  • Elk Mountain Brewing Wild Wapiti Wheat
  • Two22 Brew Saison
  • CAUTION: Brewing Honey Matrimony
  • Hall Brewing (TBD)
East Side Tap Takeover Runs through July 18th, 10 breweries from the east side of the metro area T 7/15/2014
Boulder Beer Co Boulder Mighty Oak Porter Barrel-aged Tuesday T 7/15/2014 4PM
Jagged Mountain Brewery Denver Voodoo Goat Barleywine T 7/15/2014
The Mayor of Old Town Fort Collins
  • Firestone Walker 17th Anniversary
  • Bear Republic Tartare Rouge
  • Russian River Supplication
  • Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
  • Horse & Dragon Maracuya IPA
  • New Belgium Tart Lychee
  • Firestone Walker Parabola
  • Dogfish Head 120 minute
  • Firestone Walker Lil Opal
  • Verboten Rum Barrel Aged Im All Right Jack
  • Bockor Cuvée des Jacobins Rouge
  • Russian River Pliny the Elder
  • Boulevard Chocolate Ale
  • New Belgium Love
  • La Brasserie Dupont Saison (Special Dry Hopped Version)
  • Equinox/You me & Apollo/The Mayor MoonHead IPA collab
  • and more?
3rd Anniversary Party T 7/15/2014

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 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.