Fresh Taps: Oct. 8th – Oct. 14th (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.

Photo Credit: Kimberly Beesley

Photo Credit: Kimberly Beesley

It seems like it took forever for GABF to get here, and now it’s gone. Either you’re taking a break from adult beverages, need to fill that void, or you’ve returned home after escaping the craziness and want a new brew. You would think there would be very little being tapped this week, but you would be wrong! From Black Shirt Brewing’s 2nd anniversary and Big Beaver Brewing‘s 4th anniversary to a few more tap takeovers, we’ve got you covered if you’re still looking for more brews.

Shea’s Spotlight Tappings

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

The Cheeky Monk on Colfax is bringing in Oud Beersel to Colorado, a brewery from Belgium that’s been around since 1882. Go try out that experience in brewing, as they’ll have some tasty Lambic-like treats for your enjoyment.

Mountain Standard in Vail is bringing in nearby Bonfire Brewing for a tap takeover this Friday. Ever have the Demshitz Brown? It’s delicious, and will be on tap with five other Bonfire brews. See below for the full lineup.

Photo Credit: Parry's Pizza

Photo Credit: Parry’s Pizza

All four Parry’s Pizza locations will be hosting a tap party to benefit St. Jude Children’s hospitals this Saturday. A host of breweries have donated kegs for the cause, including Parry’s collab with Epic. So go drink delicious beer and eat pizza…for the kids.

The Smuggled Taps (Recently Tapped Brews I Missed)

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details
SALT Boulder City Star Cowboy’s Golden
Iron Bird Brewing Colorado Springs Gourdy Pumpkin Session
Bull & Bush Denver
  • Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoo
  • Uerige DoppleSticke
Dillon Dam Brewery Dillon Dam Gogh De Garde
Storm Peak Brewing Steamboat Springs daBooty Golden Ale

This Week’s Tappings

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details Day Date Time
Fieldhouse Brewing Colorado Springs Nerd Candy Pale Ale Test Tap W 10/8/2014 5PM
Iron Bird Brewing Colorado Springs Buzz Bullet Rye Small batch W 10/8/2014
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Pumpkin Milk Stout Firkin Wednesday October Pumpkin Cask Month W 10/8/2014 2PM
Epic Brewing Denver
  • Hop Syndrome Lager with Anise and Grains of Paradise
  • Oak Aged Blackberry Brainless Belgian Golden Ale
Epic Rally Firkin Tapping W 10/8/2014
River North Brewery Denver 2013 Barrel Aged Avarice Wayward Wednesday W 10/8/2014 3PM
Patxi’s Pizza (Cherry Hills) Englewood Hall Brewing:

  • Farmhouse Red
  • Farmhouse IPA
  • Juicy Peach Blonde Ale
  • Oktoberfest Lager
Tap Takeover Every Wednesday in October W 10/8/2014
Snowbank Brewing Fort Collins Roasted Peach Infused Colorado Red W 10/8/2014
Front Range Brewing Laffayete Bock Small Batch Tapping W 10/8/2014
Lone Tree Brewing Lone Tree India Pale Lager W 10/8/2014
300 Suns Brewery Longmont Smoked Porter On cask W 10/8/2014
Elk Mountain Brewing Parker Pomegranate Pale Ale Firkin Wednesday W 10/8/2014
High Hops Brewery Windsor NosferHOPtu Full Moon Ale Ales From the Crypt Malt profile with a lot of Summit hops W 10/8/2014 5PM
Iron Bird Brewing Colorado Springs Nelson Pale Ale Th 10/9/2014
Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café Denver Oud Beersel:

  • Oud Geuze
  • Kreik
  • Frambois
Colorado Welcomes Oud Beersel Th 10/9/2014 6PM
Comrade Brewing Denver Red Hot DEFCON Red Thirsty Thursday Firkin Tapping DEFCON Irish Red beer spiked with Red Hot candies Th 10/9/2014 3:30PM-9PM
Station 26 Brewing Denver Pecan Porter Firkin Thursday Conditioned with maple syrup Th 10/9/2014
Living The Dream Brewing Littleton Honey Saison through fresh oranges Randall Th 10/9/2014
Big Beaver Brewing Loveland Maple Brown Ale 4th Anniversary Th 10/9/2014
Dry Dock Brewing (South Dock) Aurora Smoked Amber Ale Firkin Friday F 10/10/2014 3PM
Mu Brewery Aurora Steam Punk Beer Small batch F 10/10/2014 5PM
Berthoud Brewing Berthoud Freight Hopper IPA Firkin Friday F 10/10/2014 5PM
Avery Brewing Boulder duganA Double IPA Friday’s Special Tapping F 10/10/2014 5PM
Crazy Mountain Brewing Edwards Pumpkin Ale F 10/10/2014
Fort Collins Brewery Fort Collins
  • Double Chocolate Stout
  • Big Shot Hazelnut Brown Ale
  • Dark Side of Pumpkin
F 10/10/2014
Cheba Hut Greeley Odell:

  • 90 Shilling
  • IPA
F 10/10/2014 8PM-10PM
Living The Dream Brewing Littleton Pale Ale through fire roasted Pueblo peppers Randall F 10/10/2014
300 Suns Brewery Longmont Cranberry Brown F 10/10/2014
Big Beaver Brewing Loveland Cherry Sour Saison 4th Anniversary F 10/10/2014
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Loveland Horseradish 3 Golden Hairs Pilsner Frikin Friday Vegetable Month F 10/10/2014
Mountain Standard Vail Bonfire Brewing:

  • Wood Splitter Pilsner
  • Wirtzling Amber Lager
  • Awry American Rye Pale Ale
  • Demshitz American Style Brown Ale
  • Farmer Wirtz Fresh Hop IPA
  • Tent Pole Vanilla Porter
Bonfire Tap Takeover F 10/10/2014
Dry Dock Brewing (North Dock – Canoe Room) Aurora Chocolate Pumpkin Porter Firkin Saturday Sa 10/11/2014 12PM
Parry’s Pizza Castle Rock
  • Parry’s Pizza/Epic Landon’s Wanna Walk Wheat
  • New Belgium (TBD)
  • Renegade (TBD)
  • Great Divide (TBD)
  • Blue Spruce (TBD)
  • Avery (TBD)
  • Paradox (TBD)
  • Odell (TBD)
  • Twisted Pine (TBD)
  • Grist (TBD)
  • Uinta (TBD)
Refreshment for a Cause Sales from these pints will benefit the St Jude Children’s Research hospitals Sa 10/11/2014
Maggie Smith’s Irish Pub Centennial Breckenridge 471 Over the Moon Oktoberfest Sa 10/11/2014 3PM
Black Shirt Brewing Denver TBD 2nd Anniversary Sa 10/11/2014 2PM-10PM
Wiley Roots Brewing Greeley Apumpalyptica Imperial Pumpkin Ale Sa 10/11/2014 6:30PM
Parry’s Pizza Greenwood Village
  • Parry’s Pizza/Epic Landon’s Wanna Walk Wheat
  • Epic (TBD firkin)
  • New Belgium (TBD)
  • Renegade (TBD)
  • Great Divide (TBD)
  • Blue Spruce (TBD)
  • Avery (TBD)
  • Paradox (TBD)
  • Odell (TBD)
  • Twisted Pine (TBD)
  • Grist (TBD)
  • Uinta (TBD)
Refreshment for a Cause Sales from these pints will benefit the St Jude Children’s Research hospitals Sa 10/11/2014
Parry’s Pizza Highlands Ranch
  • Parry’s Pizza/Epic Landon’s Wanna Walk Wheat
  • New Belgium (TBD)
  • Renegade (TBD)
  • Great Divide (TBD)
  • Blue Spruce (TBD)
  • Avery (TBD)
  • Paradox (TBD)
  • Odell (TBD)
  • Twisted Pine (TBD)
  • Grist (TBD)
  • Uinta (TBD)
Refreshment for a Cause Sales from these pints will benefit the St Jude Children’s Research hospitals Sa 10/11/2014
Living The Dream Brewing Littleton Pale Ale through pineapples and jalapenos Randall Sa 10/11/2014
Gravity Brewing Louisville
  • Heisenberg Oktoberfest/Marzen
  • Schwag Lager!
Oktoberfest Thru end of October Sa 10/11/2014
Big Beaver Brewing Loveland Cocoa Scottish Ale 4th Anniversary Sa 10/11/2014
Pagosa Brewing Pagosa Springs Hop Crop Wet Hop Amber Ale Brewed with homegrown hops Sa 10/11/2014 5PM
Parry’s Pizza Parker
  • Parry’s Pizza/Epic Landon’s Wanna Walk Wheat
  • New Belgium (TBD)
  • Renegade (TBD)
  • Great Divide (TBD)
  • Blue Spruce (TBD)
  • Avery (TBD)
  • Paradox (TBD)
  • Odell (TBD)
  • Twisted Pine (TBD)
  • Grist (TBD)
  • Uinta (TBD)
Refreshment for a Cause Sales from these pints will benefit the St Jude Children’s Research hospitals Sa 10/11/2014
Big Beaver Brewing Loveland Ginger Pale Ale 4th Anniversary S 10/12/2014
Big Beaver Brewing Loveland Lemon Kolsch 4th Anniversary M 10/13/2014
Odyssey Beerwerks Arvada Accelerant Smoked Rye T 10/14/2014
Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café Denver Huyghe La Guillotine Keep the Glass Night T 10/14/2014 7PM
Big Beaver Brewing Loveland Apple Bottom Ale 4th Anniversary T 10/14/2014
Dillon Dam Brewery Dillon Pumpkin Pie Oak-toberfest Tap It Tuesday Oak Chardonnay barrel aged Oktoberfest with pumpkin pie spices T 10/14/2015 5PM

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.