Fresh Taps: July 30th – Aug. 5th (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.

Odd13

(Photo Credit: Odd13 Brewing)

This week we’ve got two anniversaries (Odd13 and Elk Mountain), National IPA Day, and even an Oktoberfest being released already (that would be Left Hand)! These events plus others will provide you with a wide selection of brews, from sours to ryes. Escape the rain and hole up with a fresh, delicious brew!

Shea’s Spotlight Tappings

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

Odd13 Brewing in Lafayette is turning one on Saturday and to celebrate they’re releasing at least four sours plus numerous other beers for those who don’t enjoy the puckering of cheeks. The party starts at noon and will feature live music and food trucks in addition to the delicious brews.

The Sour Incident

(Photo Credit: Barrels & Bottles)

Barrels & Bottles Brewery in Golden is also getting in the sour mood – the good kind of sour mood that is. They’ll be tapping ten sours from around the country and a few from across the Atlantic as part of their event called “The Sour Incident.” The brews get tapped at 2 p.m. and will be available as long as they last. See below for a full listing of beers to be tapped.

Last, but certainly not least, The Old Mine in Erie is pulling out some Dogfish Head kegs they’ve been hoarding, just to share with you. Isn’t that nice? You bet it is. Rarities such as the 120 Minute IPA and World Wide Stout will be available, along with numerous other Dogfish treats.

The Smuggled Taps
(Recently Tapped Brews I Missed)

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details
Station 26 Brewing Denver Red X
Dillon Dam Brewery Dillon Black Weiss
Pug Ryan’s Dillon Rye Not Have Another
Joyride Brewing Edgewater IPA
Industrial Revolution Brewing Erie Hot Iron Orange Cream Ale
Crystal Springs Brewing Louisville Cherry Wheat
Beer By Design Brewery Northglenn Bad Dog Dobbelbock

This Week’s Tappings

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details Day Date Time
Arvada Beer Co Arvada 59’er German Style Schwarzbier W 7/30/2014
Odyssey Beerwerks Arvada Super Ghost Drifter Discovery Beer Wednesday W 7/30/2014 5PM
Yak & Yeti Arvada Cantaloupe Wheat Wheat Wednesday W 7/30/2014 4PM
Copper Kettle Brewery Denver Vanilla Bean Mexican Chocolate Stout Firkin Wednesday W 7/30/2014 3PM
High Hops Brewery Denver Dry-Hopped Lager Firkin Hump Day W 7/30/2014 5PM
River North Brewery Denver Rum Barrel Quandary Wayward Wednesday W 7/30/2014 3PM
Strange Craft Beer Co Denver Passionfruit Pale One Barrel Wednesday W 7/30/2014
Very Nice Brewing Nederland GRUIT W 7/30/2014
Elk Mountain Brewing Parker Mango Pale Ale Firkin Wednesday W 7/30/2014 4PM
Arvada Beer Co Arvada Vanilla 59’er German Style Schwarzbier Brewers Limited Reserve Th 7/31/2014
Wild Woods Brewery Boulder Pilsner Th 7/31/2014 4PM
Bristol Brewing Colorado Springs RyePA Th 7/31/2014 5:30PM
Comrade Brewing Denver Double Dry-Hopped Superpower IPA Firkin Thursday Double dry-hopped in the firkin Th 7/31/2014 3:30PM
Strange Craft Beer Co Denver Margarita Saison Firkin made with fresh key lime, orange, and Mexican Moonshine Tequila soaked oak spirals Th 7/31/2014
Saint Patrick’s Brewing Englewood
  • Czech Hefe Lager
  • Cherry Bock
Th 7/31/2014
The Old Mine Erie Dogfish Head:

  • Burton Baton
  • Raison D’Etre
  • World Wide Stout
  • Saison du Buff
  • Midas Touch
  • Red & White
  • 120 Minute IPA
  • maybe more!?
Dogfish Tap Invasion Some of these might be aged Th 7/31/2014 5PM
CAUTION: Brewing (West) Lakewood Warrior DIPA ExBeeriment Continuously hopped for 90 minutes Th 7/31/2014
Living the Dream Brewery Littleton Belgian Brune Eyed Girl Th 7/31/2014 3PM
Arvada Beer Co Arvada Goldline IPA F 8/1/2014
Dry Dock Brewing Aurora Peppered Old Ale Firkin Friday F 8/1/2014 3PM
Berthoud Brewing Berthoud Blueberry Wheat Firkin Friday F 8/1/2014
TRiNiTY Brewing Colorado Springs Passion Swing American Fruited IPA Bottle Release F 8/1/2014 5PM
Cheeky Monk Denver Chimay Red F 8/1/2014 7PM
Copper Kettle Brewery Denver Oh for Hefe’ns Sake Unfiltered German wheat F 8/1/2014 12PM
Stapleton Tap House Denver
  • 20 Below Squeeze
  • Asher Ginger Bomb
  • Aspen Pyramid Peak Porter
  • Black Bottle Carlos American Brown (nitro)
  • Bonfire Letne Pivo (Radler)
  • Bootstrap Wreak Havok X-IPA
  • Bull & Bush Tower ESB
  • Caution Working Girl Cherry Grisette
  • City Star Honey Wheat
  • CO Cider Glider Dry
  • Crabtree Peachtree Wheat
  • Crazy Mountain Scenic Route Kolsch
  • Crooked Stave Double Dry Hopped Vielle
  • Crystal Springs Saison #2 (barrel Aged)
  • Diebolt Amber Biere de Garde
  • Elevation First Cast IPA
  • Fort Collins Dubbel (Malt Monster)
  • Gravity Tsar Bomba Russian Imperial Stout
  • Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
  • Grimm Griffin Hefe
  • Hall Barrel Aged Barleywine
  • High Hops Tequila Barrel Aged Golden One
  • Left Hand Sawtooth (Nitro)
  • Loveland Aleworks Mosaic Single Hop Session Ale
  • Pateros Creek Car 21 ESB
  • Pikes Peak Gold Rush
  • Redstone Black Raspberry Mead
  • River North Barrel Reserve 2014
  • San Luis Valley El Ocho Industrial Cherry Porter
  • Strange Grapefruit IPA
  • Telluride Bridal Veil Rye
  • Tivoli Original Helles
  • Tivoli Sigi’s Buck Beer
  • Tommyknocker IPA and a Half
  • Trinity Super Juice Solution
  • Twisted Pine Big Shot Espresso Stout
  • Verboten Roll in Ze Hay Gose
  • Wild Woods Campfire Red
  • Wynkoop Moe’s Bourbon Barrel Quad
1st Anniversary Party Beers to be tapped thru 8/3 F 8/1/2014
Ska Brewing Durango Rudie Session IPA F 8/1/2014 5PM
Steamworks Brewing Durango Firkin in the Rye Firkin Friday Wanna Git Rye re-fermented with oak spirals soaked in Bullet rye whiskey and sweet cherry puree F 8/1/2014 3PM
Crazy Mountain Brewing Edwards
  • Hookiebobb IPA
  • Gorilla You’re a Desperado IBA
  • Emotional Rescue Double IPA
National IPA Day F 8/1/2014
Fort Collins Brewery Fort Collins Oktoberfest F 8/1/2014
CAUTION: Brewing (West) Lakewood Kissing Cousins F 8/1/2014
38 State Brewing Littleton
  • Porter
  • Vanilla Porter
Colorado Birthday Party Firkins F 8/1/2014
Living the Dream Brewing Littleton Belgian S-Honey Saison F 8/1/2014 3PM
Left Hand Brewing Longmont Oktoberfest F 8/1/2014 5PM
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Loveland Odds & Ends dry hopped w/ Columbus Firkin Friday F 8/1/2014
Elk Mountain Brewing Parker Red Head RIPA 4 Year Anniversary Party F 8/1/2014 12PM
Elk Mountain Brewing Parker Whiskey Barrel Brown 4 Year Anniversary Party F 8/1/2014 5PM
Elevation Beer Co Poncha Springs
  • Fanboy
  • First Cast
  • 7437
  • TBD IPA firkin
National IPA Day F 8/1/2014
TRiNiTY Brewing Colorado Springs TBD firkin First Saturday Firkin Sa 8/2/2014 11AM
Freshcraft Denver The Lost Abbey Deliverance Rare Beer Saturday A blend of bourbon barrel-aged Serpent’s Stout and brandy barrel-aged Angels Share Sa 8/2/2014 1PM
Stapleton Tap House Denver
  • 20 Below Squeeze
  • Asher Ginger Bomb
  • Aspen Pyramid Peak Porter
  • Black Bottle Carlos American Brown (nitro)
  • Bonfire Letne Pivo (Radler)
  • Bootstrap Wreak Havok X-IPA
  • Bull & Bush Tower ESB
  • Caution Working Girl Cherry Grisette
  • City Star Honey Wheat
  • CO Cider Glider Dry
  • Crabtree Peachtree Wheat
  • Crazy Mountain Scenic Route Kolsch
  • Crooked Stave Double Dry Hopped Vielle
  • Crystal Springs Saison #2 (barrel Aged)
  • Diebolt Amber Biere de Garde
  • Elevation First Cast IPA
  • Fort Collins Dubbel (Malt Monster)
  • Gravity Tsar Bomba Russian Imperial Stout
  • Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
  • Grimm Griffin Hefe
  • Hall Barrel Aged Barleywine
  • High Hops Tequila Barrel Aged Golden One
  • Left Hand Sawtooth (Nitro)
  • Loveland Aleworks Mosaic Single Hop Session Ale
  • Pateros Creek Car 21 ESB
  • Pikes Peak Gold Rush
  • Redstone Black Raspberry Mead
  • River North Barrel Reserve 2014
  • San Luis Valley El Ocho Industrial Cherry Porter
  • Strange Grapefruit IPA
  • Telluride Bridal Veil Rye
  • Tivoli Original Helles
  • Tivoli Sigi’s Buck Beer
  • Tommyknocker IPA and a Half
  • Trinity Super Juice Solution
  • Twisted Pine Big Shot Espresso Stout
  • Verboten Roll in Ze Hay Gose
  • Wild Woods Campfire Red
  • Wynkoop Moe’s Bourbon Barrel Quad
1st Anniversary Party Beers to be tapped thru 8/3 Sa 8/2/2014
Odd13 Brewing Lafayette
  • Anniversoury Ale Dry Hopped Mango Sour
  • Chainsaw Princess of Karate Dragon Fruit Sour
  • Dr Panther Sour Dark Saison
  • Spicy McHaggis Dry Irish Stout w/ Brettanomyces
  • and more!
1 Year Anniversary Sa 8/2/2014 12PM
CAUTION: Brewing (West) Lakewood The Earl Sa 8/2/2014
Beer By Design Brewery Northglenn Angel Wing Wheat Sa 8/2/2014
Elk Mountain Brewing Parker Shannon’s Tripel 4 Year Anniversary Party Sa 8/2/2014 12PM
Elk Mountain Brewing Parker Belgian Quad 4 Year Anniversary Party Sa 8/2/2014 3PM
Elk Mountain Brewing Parker 2010 Biere de Garde 4 Year Anniversary Party Sa 8/2/2014 5PM
Stapleton Tap House Denver
  • 20 Below Squeeze
  • Asher Ginger Bomb
  • Aspen Pyramid Peak Porter
  • Black Bottle Carlos American Brown (nitro)
  • Bonfire Letne Pivo (Radler)
  • Bootstrap Wreak Havok X-IPA
  • Bull & Bush Tower ESB
  • Caution Working Girl Cherry Grisette
  • City Star Honey Wheat
  • CO Cider Glider Dry
  • Crabtree Peachtree Wheat
  • Crazy Mountain Scenic Route Kolsch
  • Crooked Stave Double Dry Hopped Vielle
  • Crystal Springs Saison #2 (barrel Aged)
  • Diebolt Amber Biere de Garde
  • Elevation First Cast IPA
  • Fort Collins Dubbel (Malt Monster)
  • Gravity Tsar Bomba Russian Imperial Stout
  • Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
  • Grimm Griffin Hefe
  • Hall Barrel Aged Barleywine
  • High Hops Tequila Barrel Aged Golden One
  • Left Hand Sawtooth (Nitro)
  • Loveland Aleworks Mosaic Single Hop Session Ale
  • Pateros Creek Car 21 ESB
  • Pikes Peak Gold Rush
  • Redstone Black Raspberry Mead
  • River North Barrel Reserve 2014
  • San Luis Valley El Ocho Industrial Cherry Porter
  • Strange Grapefruit IPA
  • Telluride Bridal Veil Rye
  • Tivoli Original Helles
  • Tivoli Sigi’s Buck Beer
  • Tommyknocker IPA and a Half
  • Trinity Super Juice Solution
  • Twisted Pine Big Shot Espresso Stout
  • Verboten Roll in Ze Hay Gose
  • Wild Woods Campfire Red
  • Wynkoop Moe’s Bourbon Barrel Quad
1st Anniversary Party Beers to be tapped thru 8/3 S 8/3/2014
Barrels & Bottles Brewery Golden
  • Brouwerij Liefmans Goudenband Sour Brown
  • Brouwerij Bockor Cuvee’ des Jacobins Rouge Flanders Red Sour Ale
  • Uinta 21st Birthday Suit Sour Farmhouse Ale
  • Odell Fifty Niner Sour Farmhouse Ale
  • Russian River Consecration Sour Dark Ale
  • Crooked Stave St. Bretta “Summer” Witbier (100% Brett)
  • Trinity Super Juice Sour Session IPA
  • Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Ale
  • The Bruery Tart of Darkness Sour Stout
  • Barrels and Bottles Hot Lips Sour Blonde Ale
The Sour Incident S 8/3/2014 2PM
Federal Bar & Grill Denver Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA 60 Minute Launch Party M 8/4/2014 7PM

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.