Fresh Taps: Oct. 22nd – Oct. 28th (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.

Arvada Beer

Photo Credit: Arvada Beer Co

Due to unforeseen internet problems (thanks Comcast), this week’s listing may be a bit short. But don’t let that deter you! We still have Arvada Beer Co’s 3rd anniversary tappings, Very Nice Brewing is turning 2, and St. Dominic is doing their Oktoberfest again. Still plenty of good beer coming your way this week!

Shea’s Spotlight Tappings

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

Word on the street is that Tap & Handle up in Fort Collins is having a crazy huge Odell tap takeover starting Monday and going through 10/31. Huge as in 40 taps. What are they? There’s no word yet, but it’s 40 taps, so I’m sure you’ll find a host of tasty treats that will satisfy your tastes.

Copper Kettle's Well Bred

Copper Kettle has TWO flavor-packed brews coming your way this week. Today their weekly firkin is a delicious Pumpkin Porter aged in Bourbon Barrels. If only I could have this for post-Thanksgiving dinner. Second, they’ll be releasing their Well Bred Bourbon Barrel Barleywine. Check out my tasting notes from last year’s batch. It’s worth a visit!

The Smuggled Taps (Recently Tapped Brews I Missed)

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details
Odyssey Beerwerks Arvada
  • Axiom Belgian Red IPA
  • Accelerant Smoked Rye
Comrade Brewing Denver Brown Hornet Autumn Ale Brewed with chocolate malt, caramel wheat and honey malt. It is hopped with
Cascade, Centennial, and Chinook hops.
Former Future Brewing Denver
  • Countinghouse Pre-Prohibition Style American Light Ale
  • Dandyman English IPA
  • Golden Feather Solera-Style Golden Sour
  • Prim & Porter English Robust Porter
  • Salted Caramel Prim & Porter
  • Whiskey & the Vine Stranahan’s Whiskey Barrel Aged Quad
River North Brewery Denver Quandary
Loveland Aleworks Loveland Double Birds Imperial IPA

This Week’s Tappings

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details Day Date Time
Odyssey Beerwerks Arvada Smoked Mocha Brown Ale Discovery Beer Wednesday W 10/22/2014 5PM
Berthoud Brewing Berthoud Back 40 Stout W 10/22/2014
Black Shirt Brewing Denver Pale Red Rye #2014-02 W 10/22/2014
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Bourbon Oak Aged Pumpkin Porter Firkin Wednesday W 10/22/2014 2PM
Epic Brewing Denver
  • Oaked Cardamom Brainless Belgian Golden Ale
  • Blackberry & Grains of Paradise Brainless Belgian Golden Ale
Epic Rally Firkin Tapping W 10/22/2014
River North Brewery Denver B-Side Quandary Wayward Wednesday Last keg! Aged a year. W 10/22/2014 3PM
Mayor of Old Town Fort Collins
  • Horse & Dragon (TBD)
  • Pateros Creek (TBD)
  • Oskar Blues (TBD)
Beers Made By Walking W 10/22/2014 6PM
High Hops Brewery Windsor HOPrenomicon Deadite Pale Ale Ales From The Crypt W 10/22/2014 5PM
Arvada Beer Co Arvada Baltic Porter 3 Year Birthday Celebration Th 10/23/2014
Odd13 Brewing Lafayette Pepo the Picker Sour Ale with Pumpkin and Apple Th 10/23/2014
High Hops Brewery Windsor Dr. Pat’s #14 Double IPA Th 10/23/2014
Arvada Beer Co Arvada Barrel Aged Winter Schwarzweiss 3 Year Birthday Celebration F 10/24/2014
Dry Dock Brewing (South Dock) Aurora Spicy Apricot Blonde Ale Firkin Friday F 10/24/2014 3PM
Berthoud Brewing Berthoud Aztec Chocolate Stout Firkin Friday F 10/24/2014 5PM
Parry’s Pizza Highlands Ranch Fort Collins Brewery:

  • Wallace Wee Heavy
  • Benard Dubbel
  • Barnaby Barleywine
  • 1020 Pale Ale

And 2 other TBD beers

Malt Monsters Unleased F 10/24/2014 11AM
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Loveland
  • Pumpkin Griffin Hefeweizen Ale
  • Beet Fearless Youth Dunkel (firkin)
F 10/24/2014
Arvada Beer Co Arvada
  • Dopplebock
  • Barleywine
3 Year Birthday Celebration Sa 10/25/2014
Dry Dock Brewing (North Dock – Canoe Room) Aurora Double Dry-Hopped and Wet-Hopped Hop Abomination Firkin Saturday Sa 10/25/2014 12PM
Comrade Brewing Denver Millennium Dry-Hopped Brown Hornet Autumn Ale Firkin Saturday Sa 10/25/2014 12PM
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Well Bred Barrel Aged Barleywine Release Party Bottles Sa 10/25/2014 12PM
Lone Tree Brewing Lone Tree Hop Zombie Red IPA Sa 10/25/2014 11AM
Very Nice Brewing Nederland Phunkin’ Monster Barleywine 2 Year Anniversary Sa 10/25/2014 12PM
Avery Brewing Boulder
  • Drew’s Fuzzy Peach
  • Karmarita
  • Papa Sour
  • Eremita V
  • The Preacher
  • 2013 Mephistopheles’ Stout
  • Vanilla Bourbon Coffee Chocolate Stout
Antonius’ Carmen Release Party Draft S 10/26/2014 11AM
Avery Brewing Boulder Antonius’ Carmen Sour Ale Aged in Madeira Barrels Release Party Bottles S 10/26/2014 1PM
Hogshead Brewery Denver Barrel Aged Extra Stout Beer from the Wood Series #11 S 10/26/2014 2PM
St. Dominic Parish Denver
  • Diebolt Brewing (TBD)
  • River North Brewery (TBD)
  • Wynkoop Brewery (TBD)
  • Hogshead Brewery (TBD)
  • Prost Brewery (TBD)
Oktoberfest S 10/26/2014 1PM-9PM
Freshcraft Denver
  • Alaskan Pumpkin Porter
  • 2012 Alaskan Smoked Porter
M 10/27/2014 7PM
Tap & Handle Fort Collins 40 TBD Odell beers Tap Takeover Through 10/31 M 10/27/2014
Tap & Handle Fort Collins 40 TBD Odell beers Tap Takeover Through 10/31 T 10/28/2014

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

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.