Fresh Taps: Nov. 5, 2014 and on

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: Upslope Brewing)

(Photo Credit: Upslope Brewing)

It’s with a heavy heart that I must report I will be stopping my production of Fresh Taps due to an overloaded personal schedule, for the time being anyway. Thank you all for checking in each week for Colorado’s freshest taps! Hopefully I, or someone else, will be able to start back up one day.

Don’t cry little one! I won’t leave you hanging, at least not for a while. This final edition includes every tapping I could get details on, going through all of November and into the beginning of December. From Upslope’s crazy huge anniversary party this weekend to Casey Brewing & Blending’s releases in early December, I’ve got plenty of tasty treats to last you at least a month.

Cheers!

Shea

shea@denveroffthewagon.com

This Week’s Tappings

Brewery/Pub City Beer Occasion Details Day Date Time
Odyssey Beerwerks Arvada Black Diamond Triple Hopped Red Ale Discovery Beer Wednesday W 11/5/2014 5PM
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Spiced Up Cranberry Sauce Golden Firkin Wednesday November Happy Thanksgiving Cask Month W 11/5/2014 2PM
Park Burger Denver 10 TBD Epic Brewing beers NovemBEER Tap Takeovers W 11/5/2014 3PM
River North Brewery Denver Farmhouse Wayward Wednesday W 11/5/2014 3PM
Strange Craft Beer Co Denver Zucchini Bread Ale One Barrel Wednesday Collab with Black Sky, made with zucchini from their garden and baked into fresh bread that was added to the mash W 11/5/2014 3PM
High Hops Brewery Windsor Pineapple Hatch Green Chile Beer Firkin Wednesday W 11/5/2014 5PM
Café Aion Boulder Funkwerks:

  • Saison
  • Nelson Sauvin Single Hop Saison
  • Tropic King Imperial Saison
  • Deceit Golden Strong Ale
  • Dahlia Belgian Dark Ale
Tap Takeover Th 11/6/2014 5PM
West End Tavern Boulder TBD Post Brewing beers Tap Takeover Th 11/6/2014 6:30PM
Blue Spruce Brewing Centennial Pecan Pie Brown Th 11/6/2014
Old Chicago (Tejon) Colorado Springs Bristol Brewing Old No. 23 Barleywine Traveling Firkin Th 11/6/2014 5:30PM-9PM
Jake’s Brew Bar Littleton Elevation Beer Co:

  • Arête Barleywine
  • False Summit Quad
Th 11/6/2014 6PM-9PM
Dry Dock Brewing (South Dock) Aurora Vanilla Bean Coffee Milk Stout Firkin Friday F 11/7/2014 3PM
Berthoud Brewing Berthoud Cranberry Sour Ale Firkin Friday F 11/7/2014
Avery Brewing Boulder Ratman’s 10,000 Barrel Aged Sour Blend Friday’s Special Tapping In honor of their good friend and long time regular’s 10,000th beer rating F 11/7/2014 5PM
Upslope Brewing (Lee Hill) Boulder TBD barrel aged releases 6th Anniversary F 11/7/2014
TRiNiTY Brewing Colorado Springs Hopped Toddy Bourbon Barrel Hopped Braggot F 11/7/2014 5PM
Dry Dock Brewing (North Dock – Canoe Room) Aurora Apricot Blonde with Green Chiles Firkin Saturday Sa 11/8/2014 12PM
Dry Dock Brewing (South Dock) Aurora
  • Barrel-Aged Wee Heavy
  • 2012 Bligh’s Barleywine Ale
  • Sour Apricot Blonde Ale
  • Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

And more!

9th Anniversary Sa 11/8/2014 11AM-11PM
Boulder Beer Co Boulder Scourge of the Dude Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Second release in the barrel-aged Dude Series Sa 11/8/2014 12PM
Upslope Brewing (Flatiron Park) Boulder
  • 6th Anniversary Ale Imperial Saison with Merlot Grapes
  • Pale Ale
  • India Pale Ale
  • Brown Ale
  • Craft Lager
  • Imperial IPA
  • Pumpkin Ale
  • Belgian Style Pale Ale
  • Thai Style White IPA
  • Gose
  • Craft Lager with Lime and Tequila
  • Pecan Fruit Lager
  • Citra Honey Saison
  • Lingonberry 6th Anniversary Ale Imperial Saison with Merlot Grapes
  • Christmas Ale with Cranberries
  • Bourbon Vanilla Pumpkin Ale
  • Plum & Cardamom Rye Saison (collab with Hops & Pie)
  • Nitro Blonde (collab with Freshcraft)
  • Ferus Fluxus Wild Belgian Pale Ale (collab with Crooked Stave)
  • Belgian Dark Strong Ale (collab with BRU)
  • Southern Hemisphere Rye Pale (collab with Falling Rock)
  • Up 4 It Whole-cone Hopped Honey Pale Ale (collaboration with Upland, Upright, Upslope, & Upstate)
  • Sour Mash Pale Ale (collab with Barrels & Bottles)
  • Porter (collab with TRVE Brewing)
  • Blackberry Belgian Dark Strong
  • Eis’d Belgian Dark Strong
  • 2013 Barleywine
  • 2010 Belgian Dark Sour
  • Patersbier
  • Saison
  • Barrel Aged Saison
  • Blackberry Belgian Pale Ale
  • 2013 Pumpkin
  • Black IPA
  • 2013 Christmas Ale
  • Lee Hill Series Volume 1 Barrel Aged Brown Ale
  • Summer Herbal Ale Gruit
  • Session IPA
  • Oatmeal Stout
  • Nitro Oatmeal Stout
  • Chicory Porter
  • Foreign Style Stout
  • Ozo Coffee Brown
  • Cherry Stout
6th Anniversary 40+ beers on tap Sa 11/8/2014 2PM-8PM
Grist Brewing Highlands Ranch TBD 1st Anniversary Sa 11/8/2014 12PM
Pikes Peak Brewing Monument S’mores Porter Beer 4 Boobies Sa 11/8/2014
Hogshead Brewery Denver 1845 Lovibond XX Yesteryear Mild Firkin S 11/9/2014 6PM
City Star Brewing Berthoud Mule Kick Strong Ale M 11/10/2014
Odell Brewing Fort Collins Silver Anniversary Strong Ale Collab with Boulevard M 11/10/2014 11AM-6PM
Dillon Dam Brewery Dillon Citrus IPA Tap It Tuesday IPA aged with Citrus hops and Oranges T 11/11/2014 5PM
Pagosa Brewing Pagosa Springs Nipple Mountain NIP Barleywine T 11/11/2014
Old Chicago All Locations
  • Odell & Boulevard Silver Anniversary Strong Ale
  • Odell 180 Shilling
  • Boulevard Harvest Dance
  • 3 TBD Odell beers
  • 3 TBD Boulevard beers
Silver Anniversary Tour Running thru 11/26 W 11/12/2014
Blue Spruce Brewing Centennial Marzen W 11/12/2014
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Apple and Pear Tart Amber Firkin Wednesday November Happy Thanksgiving Cask Month W 11/12/2014 2PM
Park Burger Denver 10 TBD Comrade Brewing beers NovemBEER Tap Takeovers W 11/12/2014 3PM
Wynkoop Brewing Denver Cottonwood Organic Pumpkin Porter W 11/12/2014 5:30PM-7PM
Bristol Brewing Colorado Springs Old No. 23 Barleywine Th 11/13/2014 5:30PM-8PM
Odell Brewing Fort Collins Cinnsation Cinnamon Roll and Spiced Autumn Ale Collab with Silver Grill Th 11/13/2014 4PM-6PM
Dry Dock Brewing (South Dock) Aurora Root Beer Stout Firkin Friday F 11/14/2014 3PM
TRiNiTY Brewing Colorado Springs Farmhouse Gâteau Crannberry Saison F 11/14/2014 4PM-6PM
Cheeky Monk Denver Dupont Triomfbier Smoked Belgian Ale Coast to Coast Toast F 11/14/2014
Fort Collins Brewery Fort Collins
  • Imperial Ginger
  • Not Yer Cousin Kentucky Common
F 11/14/2014
Dry Dock Brewing (North Dock – Canoe Room) Aurora Blackberry Porter Firkin Saturday Sa 11/15/2014 12PM
River North Brewery Denver Whiskey Barrel J. Marie Saison Sa 11/15/2014 1PM
Parry’s Pizza Highlands Ranch
  • Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
  • Coronado Brewing Idiot IPA
  • Stone Lucky Bastard
  • Russian River Blind Pig
  • Russian River Pliny the Elder
  • Russian River Consecration
Liberate Yourself from Crappy Beer Sa 11/15/2014
World of Beer (Belmar) Lakewood TBD 15 sour beers Sour Symposium Sa 11/15/2014
Arvada Beer Co Arvada Harvest Fest Pumpkin Ale M 11/17/2014
TRiNiTY Brewing Colorado Springs Chilly Water Stranahan Whiskey Barrel Aged Oatmeal Baltic Porter T 11/18/2014 12PM
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Sweet Potato Casserole Porter Firkin Wednesday November Happy Thanksgiving Cask Month W 11/19/2014 2PM
Park Burger Denver 10 TBD Funkwerks and Crooked Stave beers NovemBEER Tap Takeovers W 11/19/2014 3PM
Bristol Brewing Colorado Springs Give! Black Lager Th 11/20/2014 5:30PM-8PM
Arvada Beer Co Arvada Jolly Holiday F 11/21/2014
Dry Dock Brewing (South Dock) Aurora Chocolate Chai Stout Firkin Friday F 11/21/2014 3PM
TRiNiTY Brewing Colorado Springs Merle Black Saison Regal F 11/21/2014 5PM
Left Hand Brewing Longmont Archive Smoke Jumper Archive Tapping M 11/24/2014 5PM
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Pecan Pie Brown Ale Firkin Wednesday November Happy Thanksgiving Cask Month W 11/26/2014 2PM
Park Burger Denver 10 TBD Left Hand beers NovemBEER Tap Takeovers W 11/26/2014 3PM
Strange Craft Beer Co Denver Gingerbread Man W 11/26/2014
Pateros Creek Brewing Fort Collins Snowy River Vanilla Porter W 11/26/2014 2PM-8PM
Dry Dock Brewing (South Dock) Aurora Raspberry Stout Firkin Friday F 11/28/2014 3PM
Copper Kettle Brewing Denver Snowed In Oatmeal stout, made with fresh locally roasted Pablo’s Coffee, rich, dark cacao nibs and aged in High West Distillery bourbon barrels F 11/28/2014
Front Range Brewing Lafayette Rumrunner Coffee Quad Bottle release, and on nitro F 11/28/2014
Left Hand Brewing Longmont Archive Sour Ale Archive Tapping F 11/28/2014 5PM
Dry Dock Brewing (North Dock – Canoe Room) Aurora Blueberry Hefeweizen Firkin Saturday Sa 11/29/2014 12PM
Blue Spruce Brewing Centennial C-470 Collaboration Weizenbock C-470 Collaboration Beer & Tour F 12/5/2014
Horse and Dragon Brewing Fort Collins TBD barrel-aged beer 21st Ammendment Celebration F 12/5/2014 4PM
3 Freaks Brewing Highlands Ranch C-470 Collaboration Weizenbock C-470 Collaboration Beer & Tour F 12/5/2014
Grist Brewing Highlands Ranch C-470 Collaboration Weizenbock C-470 Collaboration Beer & Tour F 12/5/2014
38th State Brewing Littleton C-470 Collaboration Weizenbock C-470 Collaboration Beer & Tour F 12/5/2014
CB & Potts (Broadway) Littleton C-470 Collaboration Weizenbock C-470 Collaboration Beer & Tour F 12/5/2014
Living the Dream Brewing Littleton C-470 Collaboration Weizenbock C-470 Collaboration Beer & Tour F 12/5/2014
Lone Tree Brewing Lone Tree C-470 Collaboration Weizenbock C-470 Collaboration Beer & Tour F 12/5/2014
Rock Bottom Lone Tree C-470 Collaboration Weizenbock C-470 Collaboration Beer & Tour F 12/5/2014
Casey Brewing and Blending Glenwood Springs
  • Saison
  • East Bank Farmhouse Ale
  • Brett Loves Citra (Roaring Fork Beer Co collab)
  • Montmorency Cherry Fruit Stand
  • Blackberry Fruit Stand
  • Grape Fruit Stand
  • Peach Fruit Stand
  • Plum Fruit Stand
  • Apricot Fruit Stand
Sa 12/6/2014 11AM-5PM
Left Hand Brewing Longmont Archive Smoke Jumper Archive Tapping F 12/19/2014 5PM

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.