Fresh Taps: July 23rd – July 29th (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.

Jagged Mountain

(Photo Credit: Jagged Mountain Brewery)

Hello from Pittsburgh! I’m in the City of Bridges, and although it’s no Denver, there’s actually some very good beer here. But enough about that, what’s happening in Colorado? With being on the road I’ve got an abbreviated list for you this week, but have all the usual suspects plus some delicious additions including some interesting twists by Jagged Mountain, a Beer Camp tap takeover at Freshcraft, and one big-and-boozy offering from Avery. Prost!

This Week’s Tappings

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details Day Date Time
Odyssey Beerwerks Arvada Beer de Mars Discovery Beer Wednesday W 7/23/2014 5PM
Yak & Yeti Arvada Ginger Wheat Wheat Beer Wednesdays W 7/23/2014 4PM
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Espresso Cream Ale Firkin Wednesday W 7/23/2014 3PM
River North Brewery Denver Session Farmhouse Wayward Wednesday Two versions, each fermented at different temps W 7/23/2014 3PM
Horse & Dragon Brewing Fort Collins TBD special pin keg Habitation Day Celebrating the day H&D moved in W 7/23/2014 12PM
Front Range Brewing Lafayette Jasmine Rice IPA With Jasmine flowers and green tea W 7/23/2014
High Hops Brewery Windsor Habanero Honey Firkin Hump Day W 7/23/2014 5PM
Big Choice Brewing Broomfield Steamed Porter Th 7/24/2014
TRiNiTY Brewing Colorado Springs TBD sours Sour Night Th 7/24/2014 5PM
Cheeky Monk Denver Victory Wild Devil Th 7/24/2014 6PM
Crazy Mountain Brewing Edwards Bridge Street Holiday Ale Christmas Eve in July Th 7/24/2014
The Mayor of Old Town Fort Collins Fort Collins Brewery Bernard Belgian Dubbel Th 7/24/2014 5PM
Jake’s Brew Bar Littleton Funkwerks (TBD) Tap Takeover Th 7/24/2014 4PM
Dry Dock Brewing Aurora Mayhaw Berry Pale Ale Firkin Friday F  7/25/2014 3PM
Freshcraft Denver
  • Russian River Yvan The Great Belgian Style Blonde
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Torpedo Pilsner Hoppy Pilsner
  • 3 Floyds Chico King Pale Ale
  • Oskar Blues Canfusion Rye Bock
  • Asheville Brewers Alliance Tater Ridge Scottish Ale
  • New Glarus There and Back English Style Bitter
  • Cigar City Yonder Bock Tropical Maibock
  • Victory Brewing Alt Route Altbier
  • Bells Brewery Maillard’s Odyssey Imperial Dark Ale
  • Ballast Point Brewing Electric Ray India Pale Lager
  • Ninkasi Double Latte Coffee Milk Stout
  • Allagash Myron’s Walk Belgian-Style Pale Ale
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America Beer Tapping All 12 from the mix pack F 7/25/2014 10AM-2AM
Fort Collins Brewery Fort Collins For the Love of Peach Amber w/ peaches F 7/25/2014
Old Chicago Lakeoowd Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA Launch Happy Hour F 7/25/2014
Living The Dream Brewery Littleton Double IPA F 7/25/2014 3PM
Lone Tree Brewing Lone Tree Kitchen Sink Wheat F 7/25/2014 12PM
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Loveland Maple Bacon Beer Firkin Friday F 7/25/2014
Freshcraft Denver Dry Dock Brewing Bligh’s Bourbon Barrel-aged Barleywine Ale Rare Beer Saturday Sa 7/26/2014 1PM
Former Future Brewing Denver
  • Golden Feather Barrel Aged Sour Blonde
  • Gadabout IPL on nitro
  • Gadabout IPL on CO2 through a Chinook Randall
Sa 7/26/2014
River North Brewery Denver Grand Unified Theory Aged in Boulevardier cocktail barrels (straight bourbon whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitter orange liqueur) Sa 7/26/2014 1PM
Black Bottle Brewery Fort Collins Rescue Me Irish Blonde Brewed with the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund, w/ $1 from each glass going to the fund Sa 7/26/2014 11AM
Cannonball Creek Brewing Golden
  • Peace and Assist Collaboration Brew
  • other special tappings (TBD)
Peace & Assist Collab w/ Call to Arms Brewing Sa 7/26/2014
Dry Dock Brewing Aurora Big John’s Sweet Tea IPA Collab w/ Aurora Firefighter’s Local 1290, proceeds for this event will benefit the Firefighters of Aurora Benevolent Fund S 7/27/2014 12PM
Avery Brewing Boulder 5 Monks Barrel-aged Belgian-style Quintupel Ale 19.4%! S 7/27/2014 11AM
Jagged Mountain Brewery Denver Tequila Barrel-aged Imperial Porter S 7/27/2014
Jagged Mountain Brewery Denver BrettBagger Barrel-Aged Brettanomyces Imperial White IPA T 7/29/2014

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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.