Fresh Taps: Aug. 13th – Aug. 19th (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.

Liquid Mechanics Brewing

Photo Credit: Liquid Mechanics Brewing

Two new breweries open Saturday (Iron Bird Brewing and Liquid Mechanics Brewing), another 30+ Dogfish Head tap takeover, Sierra Nevada Beer Camp tappings at Cedar Creek Pub, and loads more. If you can’t find something fresh and new to your liking this week, you’re not even trying. From pilsners to stouts, sours to gruits, there’s something out there for everyone this week.

Cedar Creek Beer Camp

Photo Credit: Cedar Creek Beer Camp

Shea’s Spotlight Tappings Each week I’ll pick a few tappings that catch my eye, and taste buds. Odd13 Brewing in Lafayette is releasing a very interesting brew that combines two of my favorite things: A flemish red and Bourbon barrels. How will these two play together in Odd13’s Hollywood Maker’s Mark Barrel Aged Flemish-Style Sour Red Ale? Go and find out this Sunday. Sierra Nevada Beer Camp tappings are in full swing this week at Cedar Creek Pub. The first six will be around through Sunday, after which the second six will come on through 8/22. Go grab tastes of the beers from the mix pack from breweries you can’t otherwise get here such as New Glarus and Allagash. See below for details.

The Smuggled Taps (Recently Tapped Brews I Missed)

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details
Odyssey Beerwerks Arvada Stealth Schwarzbier
City Star Brewing Berthoud Toasted Coconut Bandit Brown
Sanitas Brewing Boulder Nitro Stout
Jagged Mountain Brewery Denver Redpoint Belgo-American Red Rye Double IPA
Dillon Dam Brewery Dillon Peach Pilsner
Cannonball Creek Brewing Golden Rosemary Sourdough Saison
Golden City Brewery Golden 2nd Degree Irish Stout
Twelve Degree Brewing Louisville Pommy Mowgli Barrel-Aged Pomegranate Brett Saison
Loveland Aleworks Loveland IPA

This Week’s Tappings

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details Day Date Time
Odyssey Beerwerks Arvada Galaxy Hopped IPA Discovery Beer Wednesday W 8/13/2014 5PM
Yak & Yeti Arvada Roasted Peppers Wheat Wheat Wednesday W 8/13/2014 4PM
Cedar Creek Pub Aurora Sierra Nevada collabs:

  • Bell’s Maillard’s Odyssey
  • Asheville Brewers Alliance Tater Ridge
  • Allagash Myron’s Walk
  • Cigar City Yonder Bock
  • Firestone Walker Torpedo Pilsner
  • Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Electric Ray
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Through 8/17 W 8/13/2014
Fieldhouse Brewing Colorado Springs Cherry Wheat Test Tap Wednesday W 8/13/2014 5PM
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Cinnamon Toast Crunch Firkin Wednesday Childhood Cereals Cask Month W 8/13/2014 3PM
River North Brewery Denver
  • Apricot J. Marie Saison
  • Mango J. Marie Saison
Wayward Wednesday Only five gallons of each W 8/13/2014 3PM
Front Range Brewing Lafayette Honey Belgian Golden Strong Ale Small Batch Wednesday W 8/13/2014
Post Brewing Lafayette Howdy Beer W 8/13/2014
Living the Dream Brewing Littleton Eternal Hoptimist Double IPA (nitro) W 8/13/2014
Lone Tree Brewing Lone Tree Pilsner W 8/13/2014
Left Hand Brewing Longmont WTF Sour Ale Limited supply W 8/13/2014
Very Nice Brewing Nederland Make it So Earl Grey IPA W 8/13/2014
High Hops Brewery Windsor Pineapple Gluten Free Ale Firkin Hump Day W 8/13/2014 5PM
Cedar Creek Pub Aurora Sierra Nevada collabs:

  • Bell’s Maillard’s Odyssey
  • Asheville Brewers Alliance Tater Ridge
  • Allagash Myron’s Walk
  • Cigar City Yonder Bock
  • Firestone Walker Torpedo Pilsner
  • Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Electric Ray
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Through 8/17 Th 8/14/2014
Backcountry Pizza and Tap House Boulder
  • Odell Brewing Hoppin’ Frog Pappy van Winkle Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
  • two other beers
Collab with Choice City Deli Th 8/14/2014 7PM
Upslope Brewing (Lee Hill) Boulder Summer Herbal Gruit Ale Brewed with Oregon grape root, skullcap, chamomile, linden, tulsi basil, elderberry, cinnamon, black pepper, coriander, yarrow flower, and hawthorn berry Th 8/14/2014 6PM-8PM
Wild Woods Brewery Boulder River Rock Brown Th 8/14/2014
Cedar Creek Pub Aurora Sierra Nevada collabs:

  • Bell’s Maillard’s Odyssey
  • Asheville Brewers Alliance Tater Ridge
  • Allagash Myron’s Walk
  • Cigar City Yonder Bock
  • Firestone Walker Torpedo Pilsner
  • Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Electric Ray
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Through 8/17 F 8/15/2014
Dry Dock Brewing Aurora Garam Masala Pub Ale Firkin Friday F 8/15/2014 3PM
Berthoud Brewing Berthoud Summertime Ale Firkin Friday Mint and lime cream ale F 8/15/2014
Avery Brewing Boulder The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest Friday’s Special Tapping F 8/15/2014 5PM
TRiNiTY Brewing Colorado Springs Swing Se Pilser Sour IPA Like Red Swingline, barrel aged, but w/out Brett F 8/15/2014
Diebolt Brewing Denver Diebolt’s International Ale (DIA) F 8/15/2014 4PM
Crazy Mountain Brewery Edwards Hitcher’s Ginger Coriander, mint, juniper, and ginger F 8/15/2014
Fort Collins Brewery Fort Collins Blonde F 8/15/2014
12 Degree Brewing Louisville Enkidu Cherry Brett Golden Strong Ale F 8/15/2014 3PM
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Loveland Falconer’s Flight Dry Hopped Little Red Cap Firkin Friday F 8/15/2014
Loveland Aleworks Loveland Elaine’s Coconut Porter F 8/15/2014 12PM
Mountain Standard Vail 6 TBD Epic Brewing beers F 8/15/2014 4:30PM
Cedar Creek Pub Aurora Sierra Nevada collabs:

  • Bell’s Maillard’s Odyssey
  • Asheville Brewers Alliance Tater Ridge
  • Allagash Myron’s Walk
  • Cigar City Yonder Bock
  • Firestone Walker Torpedo Pilsner
  • Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Electric Ray
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Through 8/17 Sa 8/16/2014
Iron Bird Brewing Colorado Springs
  • Belgian White
  • 5 other beers
Grand Opening Sa 8/16/2014
Black Shirt Brewing Denver Red Evelyn Imperial Red Rye IPA Sa 8/16/2014 2PM
Freshcraft Denver Epic Brewery / The Bruery Peche De Nuit American Style Stout w/ Peaches Rare Beer Saturday Sa 8/16/2014 1PM
World of Beer (Cherry Creek) Denver 30+ TBD Dogfish Head beers Shark Attack 2 Close out party for Shark Week Sa 8/16/2014 11AM
Funkwerks Fort Collins Remi’s Rye Saison Style Ale Sa 8/16/2014
Liquid Mechanics Brewing Lafayette
  • Patersbier
  • Kolsch
  • Red Ale
  • Blackberry Sour
  • Belgian IPA
  • Saison
  • Hefe
  • Chipotle Lime Kolsch
  • Imperial Porter
Grand Opening Sa 8/16/2014 12PM-10PM
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Loveland Farmer’s Daughter Oktoberfest Lager Sa 8/16/2014 12PM
Verboten Brewing Loveland Mountain Man Dancing Pines Bourbon Barrel Aged American Rye Strong Ale Sa 8/16/2014 12PM
Cedar Creek Pub Aurora Sierra Nevada collabs:

  • Bell’s Maillard’s Odyssey
  • Asheville Brewers Alliance Tater Ridge
  • Allagash Myron’s Walk
  • Cigar City Yonder Bock
  • Firestone Walker Torpedo Pilsner
  • Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Electric Ray
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Through 8/17 S 8/17/2014
Odd13 Brewing Lafayette Hollywood Makers Mark Barrel Aged Flemish-Style Sour Red Ale Barrel Series #2 Release S 8/17/2014
Odyssey Beerwerks Arvada Gratification Chocolate Stout M 8/18/2014
Cedar Creek Pub Aurora Sierra Nevada collabs:

  • Russian River Yvan the Great
  • Ninkasi Brewing Double Latte
  • 3 Floyds Chico King
  • Oskar Blues Canfusion
  • New Glarus Brewing There and Back
  • Victory Brewing Alt Route
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Through 8/22 M 8/18/2014
Arvada Beer Co Arvada Jalapeño IPA Chili Tuesday T 8/19/2014
Cedar Creek Pub Aurora Sierra Nevada collabs:

  • Russian River Yvan the Great
  • Ninkasi Brewing Double Latte
  • 3 Floyds Chico King
  • Oskar Blues Canfusion
  • New Glarus Brewing There and Back
  • Victory Brewing Alt Route
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Through 8/22 T 8/19/2014
Coda Brewing Aurora Slap the Pony Lager T 8/19/2014
Boulder Beer Co Boulder Cork N’ Berry Blueberry Ale Barrel-aged Tuesday T 8/19/2014 4PM
Blue Spruce Brewing Centennial Peach Cobbler Pale Ale Firkin Tuesday T 8/19/2014

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.