Wynkoop Brewing Hosts Grand Re-Opening – Friday, April 22

Wynkoop Lightrail AleAfter undergoing a major remodel of the restaurant, brewing facilities and equipment, Wynkoop will celebrate it’s grand re-opening this Friday, April 22 with a showcase of the full range of updates and a host of new seasonal brews in rotation. From 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. guests can enjoy a beer and tour the new brewery; the re-opening falls on the same day as the launch of the Train to the Plane and will take part in the festivities going on at the 22nd and Wynkoop DIA line launch.

In honor of the A Line, attendees can try a throwback batch of the Light Rail Organic Ale made with organic pilsner malt and a blend of New Zealand grown hops. Pints of Light Rail are $4 all day Friday; public brewery tours are free and will run every 30 minutes. In addition, attendees can taste Saison done three ways—Saison de Seigle, the kettle-soured Necessity Saison, and the Forethought Saison, a barrel-aged sour—plus the limited-run Rye-Teo Old Chap, an imperial rye stout aged in Laws Whiskey House Secale rye whiskey barrels.

“We’ve taken the best of what’s classic about the Wynkoop and added a state of the art brew house,” explains Bess Dougherty, Barrel Troll (and Lead Brewer) at Wynkoop. “The new brew house means that we have an even better ability to develop complex taste and aroma profiles in our beers.  In addition, we have more capacity and are excited to be able to dig more deeply into experimental and barrel-aged beers, including high ABV selections. We’re making even better beer, a more diverse range of styles and we’re doing it all at the heart of Denver.”

Wynkoop FermentersAbout Wynkoop Brewing Company
In 1988 LoDo had no ballpark, no valet parking, no farm-to-table restaurants: just four guys who wanted to make really good beer. Those four guys were John Hickenlooper, Jerry Williams, Mark Shifler and Russell Scherer. They opened the first craft brewery in Denver on Skid Row in the century-old J. S. Brown Mercantile Building. Beer drinkers across the state braved the sketchy ghost town that was LoDo in the late 1980s for billiards and pints of Russell’s unexpected beer styles. He was one of the first professional brewers in the country to try his hand at mead-making, doppel alt, and cream stout. He was honored by the Brewers Association when he passed with the Russell Scherer Award for Innovation in Brewing, awarded each year at the Craft Brewers Conference to a brewer who knocks down doors.

Almost thirty years later, Wynkoop remains a Denver institution. We are still known for
innovative, ballsy brewers who put just about anything in the beer, including Rocky Mountain oysters, gummy bears and green chiles. It is known as the brewery that brewed a neighborhood because—without exaggeration—the Wynkoop helped spark the revitalization of LoDo. Today, our neighborhood is the heartbeat of the city, surrounded by iconic landmarks like Coors Field, Larimer Square, and the recently renovated Union Station across Wynkoop Street. We may be a bit biased, but we like to think that it all began with really good beer.

BrüFrou Craft Beer & Food Pairing: April 30, 2016

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BrüFrou is the marquee craft beer & culinary pairing event of the year. Featuring 80 local brewers & chefs collaborating on 50+ unique pairings, BrüFrou [broo-froo] will excite your epicurean senses! On Saturday, April 30th, experience BrüFrou with friends & family at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum [directions], a WWII-era hangar in the Lowry community of Denver. Full Pairing Tickets are on sale now: $65-$95 (see chart below brewery list).

The 2016 BrüFrou breweries represent Colorado adventure– from Summit & Eagle County skiing, river running on the Arkansas, to mind-bending scientific endeavors across the Front Range. Bright minds in brewing science from School of Mines, CU, CSU and entrepreneurial homebrewers are here in force.

Many of this next generation of brewers have branched out from larger organizations, growing and developing their own styles, brands and neighborhood hangouts. Embracing the past and creating the future, breweries are the modern day town hall. They are a leading indicator of revitalization and a nexus of community spirit. Where there is delicious Colorado beer and tasty eats, there are hungry, thirsty, appreciative lovers of craft and culinary to support them and the hoods they occupy.

This class of brewers is confident in their innovative approaches and collaborative efforts. Serving up dry hopped, wet hopped, red, black, tawny, extruded, stressed and nucleated beer experiences; get out there and check them out (we’ve included these photos from our own brewery adventures).

Here’s a list of all partnering 2016 BrüFrou breweries:
Beryl’s Beer Co.
Black Shirt Brewing Co
Brewery Rickoli
Bristol Brewing Company
Call to Arms Brewing Company
City Star Brewing
Colorado Cider Company
Copper Kettle Brewing Company
Crazy Mountain Brewery
Declaration Brewing
Denver Beer Co.
Diebolt Brewing Company
Elevation Beer Co.
Fate Brewing Co
Finkel & Garf Brewing Co.
Four Noses Brewing Company
Great Divide Brewing
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
High Hops Brewery
Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery
Liquid Mechanics Brewing
Little Machine Beer
Locavore Beer Works
Lone Tree Brewing Co
Mockery Brewing
Mountain Sun Breweries
Odell Brewing Company
Oskar Blues Brewery
Pikes Peak Brewing Company
Ratio Beerworks
Sanitas Brewing Co.
The Post Brewing Co.
Trinity Brewing Co
Verboten Brewing
WeldWerks Brewing Co.
Wibby Brewing
Wild Woods Brewery
Wit’s End Brewing Company
Wynkoop Brewing Company

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Colorado National Bank Brews & Cruise Festival May 7, 2016

What is the Brews & Cruise Festival?  It’s clear there is a big world of beer out there and Colorado has more breweries per capita than any other state in the United States. Palisade is hosting our 3rd Annual event to introduce you to some new brews and teach you more about your favorites. The Colorado National Bank Brews & Cruise Festival offers an opportunity to taste and chat with fellow beer lovers. We will have several acclaimed craft breweries, beer, and food pairings, live music and the finest quality of handcrafted unique products and arts and crafts.

Colorado National Bank Brews & Cruise Festival

Friday, May 6th
New to 2016. The Brews Beer Bus Tour. The luxury shuttle bus will pick up at Palisade Brewing Company where you will be treated to a tour and local handcrafted beer samples, next stop is Copper Club Brewing Company in Fruita for small batch beer on tap, last but not least is Edgewater Brewery on the river in Grand Junction’s newest playground. Tours, samples, snacks, water, complimentary beer mug – all for only $48.00.  Must be 21 and over to participate.  Buy Here

After the tour drops you back off at Palisade Brewing  Company walk on over to the street dance at the intersection of 3rd and Main in downtown Palisade! We will have live music with Stray Grass, food, and Palisade Brewing Company.  7 P.M. – 10 P.M.  Then Palisade will be lively with Peach Street Distillery, Palisade Brewing Company and the local bars ready to make the night fun!

Saturday, May 7th
Cruise on over to The Colorado National Bank Brews & Cruise Festival to be held Saturday, May 7th, 2016 from Noon – 5:00 P.M. at Palisade Memorial Park. Rain or shine. Vendors, food, brew samples, local wine for sampling, and live entertainment with Lincoln Pants Band and Dual Lakoo. Powderhorn bag jump for the thrill seekers. All drinking tickets, $25/person, receive a complimentary beer mug. Bring your bike for the ride home. Non-drinking tickets are also on sale now.  Volunteers are welcome to call 970-464-7458 for sign up form. Click Here for more information.

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WestFax Brewing Grand Opening March 19, 2016

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WestFax Brewing Company will officially open to the public on Saturday, March 19th in Lakewood, CO next the the famous Casa Bonita Restaurant. WestFax will be the fourth craft brewery in Lakewood, the other three include; Caution, Great Frontier and Ironworks. The Grand Opening will include raffles, merchandise, giveaways and more. The first fifty visitors to purchase a pint will get to keep their glass.

WestFax Brewing Company’s mission is: “To artfully craft quality brews that everyone can enjoy.  Whether the beer meets a style guideline or not, the beer will be of the highest quality, and most importantly taste delicious.”

WestFax Brewing Comany
6733 W. Colfax Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80214
(303) 233-3742
westfaxbrewingcompany.com

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Hops + Handrails – March 12, 2016, Longmont, CO

Hops+Handrails 2016Saturday, March. 12th | 12-6 pm | Roosevelt Park | Longmont, CO

60 Breweries | Rail Jam | Live Music feat. Sam Bush | Vendors | Kid Zone
Left Hand’s bringing the mountain to the people! In it’s fourth year, Hops+Handrails features the best of Colorado, mixing an epic beer fest with a live rail jam! Sip from 60 craft breweries, while riders do their best tricks down the 40ft. ramp with live music filling the air. Sam Bush will headline the Hops + Handrails stage, featuring his trademark bluegrass and jaw-dropping mandolin playing!

Hops + Handrails is a benefit for SOS Outreach, Chill, and the LHB Foundation.

VIP EXPERIENCE: Beer Fest + Rail Jam- $75

Exclusive Beer & Food Pairings, Couches, Private Bathroom, Shade
GENERAL ADMISSION: Beer Fest + Rail Jam – $30

General Admission, including 4 hours of unlimited sampling
GENERAL ADMISSION: Rail Jam Only – $10
KIDS (5-12yrs) – $5
KIDS (0-5yrs) – Free

Click Here to purchase tickets!


Hops + Handrails features some of Colorado’s best riders,
showing off their tricks on Left Hand’s 40 ft ramp & rails!

Riders will participate in the Open, Women’s, & Junior’s categories with prizes below.

Open :
1st- $1K, 2nd – $500, 3rd -$250
Women’s :
1st- $1K, 2nd – $500, 3rd -$250
Juniors:
Burton Gear


Sip from over 60 craft breweries, across 4 hours of unlimited sampling!

300 Suns Fate Renegade
4 Noses Firestone Walker Revolution
Avery Ft Collins Rockyard
Bear Republic Gravity Shoes & Brews
Big Choice Great Divide Sierra Nevada
Big Thompson Green Flash Ska
Bootstrap Brewing Grimm Brothers Skeye
Boston Beer Grossen Bart Station 26
Boulder Beer Liquid Mechanics Stem Ciders
Bristol Beer Lost Abbey Stone
City Star Loveland Aleworks Telluride
Crazy Mountain Melvin The Traveler Beer Company
Crow Hop Mountain Sun Three Weavers
Dark Horse New Holland Trinity
Declaration New Belgium Twisted Pine
Denver Beer Ninkasi Upslope
Deschutes North Coast Victory
Dogfish Head Odd13 Wibby
Dry Dock Odell Wild Cider
Eddyline Oskar Blues Wild Woods
Elevation Post Wiley Roots
Epic Pumphouse

3rd Annual Brew & Stew: Saturday, March 5th

Brew & Stew logo3rd Annual Brew & Stew @ Mile High Station
Local Brews, Fab Food and Music by DJ KAAOS
Saturday March 5 from 5-10 pm
All you can eat and drink: $40  ($45 at door)
Mile High Station
(2027 Old West Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204)
Must be 21+ to attend this event

Always a fun night KAAOS, a local DJ who knows how to bring the party. There will also be corn hole games, giant Jenga, a prize wheel, picture booth, a raffle, and more. Scheduled for Saturday, March 5, from 5 – 10 p.m., ticket price covers unlimited local beer and delicious soups and stews as well as desserts. This year’s Brew & Stew will again be held at Mile High Station, located at 2027 West Lower Colfax Avenue, Denver. The best part is all proceeds benefit Hope House of Colorado.

Hope House is metro-Denver’s only resource providing free self-sufficiency programs to parenting teen moms, including Residential, GED, and College & Career Support programs.

Tickets are limited and are $40 for unlimited beer and food ($45 at door). For details or to purchase tickets, Click Here.

The Post Brewing Company presents Jack’s Benevolent Bash

On Sunday, August 2, The Post Brewing Company will host Jack’s Benevolent Bash, an annual event that benefits The Autism Society of Boulder County and The Jack Ferrigno Send a Kid to Camp Grant. Jack’s Benevolent Bash will bring together The POST’s chef, brewer, and restaurant friends from across the country to cook, eat, drink, and play together.

Jacks_Bash_1Chef Brett Smith of The POST created the Jack Ferrigno Send a Kid to Camp Grant in 2012 in honor of his dear friend John Ferrigno’s son Jack, who had autism and passed away due to a seizure disorder when he was only eight years old.  Over the last three years they have raised $75,000 to send over 150 developmentally challenged kids to fun, confidence-building summer camps.

“This is an incredible relief to the families we help,” says Smith. “Many of them are struggling financially because of exorbitant medical bills and they are worried about how to provide care for their children. The grants also give these kids a chance to do something they might not otherwise experience. Last year some kids rode horses, went rafting, learned to swim or just got a chance to play with other kids.”

Jack’s Benevolent Bash will run from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Koenig Center at the University of Colorado, 1202 University Avenue, in Boulder. The Adam Bodine Trio will play live music throughout and Bret Saunders from KBCO will MC the event. Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased here: www.autismboulder.org/

This year’s raffle features some incredible prizes including a 5 day getaway to Saint John, US Virgin Islands; 2 tickets to Boston to see Kenney Chesney live in concert; and a 3 day whitewater rafting adventure for 2 in beautiful Buena Vista, Colorado.  Raffle tickets are  $10 apiece and can be purchased here: https://asbc.raffleready.com/jacks-benevolent-bash-raffle

Chefs slated to lend their culinary talents to this year’s Bash include:
•    Hosea Rosenberg (Blackbelly Market, Boulder)
•    Ian Clark (Bru Handbuilt Ales and Eats, Boulder)
•    Rick Betance (La Revolucion Taqueria, Louisville)
•    Drew Honness (Sweet Cow, Louisville, Boulder, Denver)
•    Jen Bush (Lucky’s Bake Shop, Boulder)
•    John Hinman (The Post Brewing Co, Lafayette)
•    Justin Goerich (Zolo Grill, Boulder)
•    Brett Smith (The Post Brewing Company & GoodBird Kitchen, Lafayette)
•    Jed Bednarski (Victory Farms, New York)
•    Mike Fortino (Zozo’s Ristorante, St. John USVI)
•    John Ferrigno (Zozo’s Ristorante, St. John USVI)

The following breweries will be pouring pints:
•    The Post Brewing Company, Lafayette
•    Avery Brewing Company, Boulder
•    Wonderland Brewing Company, Broomfield
•    Odd13 Brewing, Lafayette
•    Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company, Lafayette
•    BRU Handbuilt Ales, Boulder
•    Industrial Revolution Brewing Company, Erie

“The community involvement is amazing!” Says Smith. “Lots of local friends come to help as well as people from as far away as Saint John and New York. We all get together to have fun and support a great cause. It’s a perfect scenario.”

About The Post Brewing Company:
A Big Red F Restaurant Group restaurant, The Post Brewing Company & GoodBird Kitchen brings family style dining and sessionable brews to Lafayette, Colorado and beyond. The POST brews beers that are gosh darn delicious. Bryan Selders, Brewmaster, designs each beer to pair perfectly with the food of GoodBird Kitchen. Chef Brett Smith serves comfort food cooked with the love of your grandma and the skill of passionately trained chefs that is meant to be shared like a family supper. For more information, please visit www.postbrewing.com

About the Autism Society of Boulder County:
Founded in 2001, the Autism Society of Boulder County is a volunteer-backed affiliate of the national Autism Society; it is a non-profit that supports individuals with autism through community donations, activities and programs, and offers free services to approximately 2,000 family members and service providers in the local community. Over the last three years their Send a Kid to Camp program has awarded 150 families $500 grants each toward various therapeutic summer camps. The program has impacted the quality of life for many families because it allows the children to create new friendships, learn independence, gain self-confidence, and experience outdoor activities while attending these camps.  For more information, please visit www.autismboulder.org

7th Annual JUL-IPA Festival: July 11, 2015

Celebrating the BEST and BADDEST IPAs out there

West End Tavern LogoOn Saturday, July 11, The West End Tavern and The Farm present the seventh annual JUL-IPA Festival, a celebration of the BEST and BADDEST IPAs out there. Brewers, beer geeks, and the Boulder community will join forces for this epic event of awesome ice-cold beer from 30+ breweries, delicious bites from The West End Tavern, live music by The Goonies and Sixty Minute Man, carnival games, and summer fun in the sun. All proceeds will benefit Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence.

“We’re really excited about this year’s Jul-IPA Festival!” Says Sharon Read, Bar Manager at The West End Tavern. “It’s awesome to have the opportunity to host an event with the craft beer community while raising money for Safehouse Progressive for Nonviolence. Some of the best breweries in the country are contributing to the cause and we are stoked to taste all the delicious IPAs they will be pouring.”

Breweries slated to pour pints at this year’s fest include Avery Brewing Co., Boulevard Brewing Co., Bristol Brewing Co., BRU Handbuilt Ales, Crazy Mountain Brewing, Crystal Springs Brewing Co., Denver Beer Co., Elevation Beer Co., Epic Brewing Co., Fate Brewing Co., Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Left Hand Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing Co., Odd 13 Brewing, Oskar Blues Brewery, Pikes Peak Brewing, River North Brewery, Sanitas Brewing Co., Ska Brewing Co., Stone Brewing Co., Telluride Brewing Co., The Post Brewing Co., Upslope Brewing Co., and Wild Woods Brewery

Now in its seventh year (and its third year at the Millennium Harvest House), JUL-IPA takes place at the outdoor pavilion of the Millennium Harvest House Hotel in Boulder. Lots of shade from oak trees and the cool, calm Boulder Creek make it an ideal location for outdoor IPA drinking. The West End Tavern will be serving up it’s world-famous, rib-sticking BBQ Pulled Pork, Bacon Baked Beans, and Mac ‘n’ Cheese. The festivities kick-off at 12 noon and last until 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person and $10 for designated drivers (non-drinking).

To purchase tickets, and for more information, please visit: www.thewestendtavern.com/beer-and-bourbon/jul-ipa/

Taste of the West: June 11, 2015

PrintTaste of the West is the premier culinary event in Jefferson County. The “Taste” will feature award-winning cuisine from many of Jeffco’s best restaurants and caterers. In addition to food sampling, the festival will feature an assortment of beer from local breweries, wine, culinary exhibitors, a silent auction benefiting Youth Leadership Jefferson County, music, and networking with 1,000 attendees. New for 2015, Taste of The West will include a beer garden to highlight the great local craft beer from Jefferson County.

The Beer Garden is sponsored by World of Beer – Belmar, and will include Arvada Beer Company, Barrels & Bottles, Brewery Rickoli, Caution Brewing, Colorado Native, Golden City Brewery, Joyride Brewing, and select beer from World of Beer.

Beer-Garden-Sponsor-Banner-WebWHEN: Thursday, June 11, 2015
TIME: 5:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
WHERE: Lakewood Heritage Center – 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood, CO 80226
TICKETS: $20 for unlimited food samples + 5 beer samples. To purchase Click Here!
WHO ARE THE VENDORS?: Many of the best restaurants & breweries from Jeffco
WHO WILL ATTEND?: Families, foodies, and local beer & wine enthusiasts

Celebrating more than 20 years of “Great Tastes,” this is an event enjoyed by families, young professionals, retirees, couples, individuals and of course, foodies! It is brought to the community each year by The West Chamber in June at the Lakewood Heritage Center in Lakewood, Colorado.

To purchase tickets to Taste of the West, Click Here.

The Post Brewing Company Taproom Grand Opening: March 19th

The Post Brewing Company Logo1On Thursday, March 19, The Post Brewing Company is throwing a party for the official grand opening of its Taproom in Lafayette, CO. Brewmaster Bryan Selders will serve up fresh cask beer from The Post’s spankin’ new beer engine, and all guests will get their FIRST BEER FREE as well as FREE HOUSE BITES. Doors open at 5pm and Grant Farm Acoustic Trio featuring Tyler Grant, Jordan Ramsey, and Meathook will perform from 5 – 8pm.

The Taproom will be a welcoming place for guests age 21+ to go to relax and enjoy fresh brewed beer, great music, and snacks. It will feature 12 lines of Post beer, including fan fav and GABF silver medal winner Howdy Pilsner. The special release, Taproom-exclusive cask beers will be tapped every Thursday, known as “Firkin Friday on a Thursday.” Casks will be prepared with beers already fermenting in The Post’s brewery and will almost always be ales rather than lagers. First up is Meathooks Dark Mild Ale specially dry-hopped with Azacca. Guests will also enjoy Fun & Games and can pair their brews with some delicious bites from GoodBird Kitchen which will include:

Chicken Poutine – house fries, brown gravy, cheese curd – $6
Pig in a Pretzel – house mustard sauce – $5
Howdy Beer Cheese – spent grain flatbread, carrots, celery – $7
Wood Oven Potato Skins – bacon, cheddar, poblano, chives – $7

The Taproom will be open at 5pm Monday – Thursday and at 3pm Friday – Sunday.

About Cask Beer:  Cask beer is the traditional method of beer dispense originating in the UK. Often called real ale, cask beer is unfiltered beer which is naturally carbonated and conditioned in it’s final dispense vessel, the cask. This is accomplished by adding a small amount of sugar to the beer in the cask. The yeast in the beer converts the sugar into carbon dioxide and since the cask is sealed, the pressure build up causes the CO2 to go into solution thus carbonating the beer. The carbonation level is low compared to more mainstream draft beer leading to a softer mouthfeel. The Post’s cask beer is served cool, not cold and not warm, at 52°F. This allows full enjoyment of all of the beer’s flavor and aroma.

About Beer Engines:  A beer engine is the proper way to dispense cask beer. It basically pumps beer from the cask into the glass. As the beer is pumped into the glass, it’s forced through a cap with tiny holes called a sparkler. This expresses the CO2 creating a thick durable head of foam which is important to deliver full aroma from the beer and it makes the beer look beautiful. Nitro beer was invented to mimic this desirable  aspect of properly served cask beer.

About The Post Brewing Company:  A Big Red F Restaurant Group restaurant, The Post Brewing Company & GoodBird Kitchen brings family style dining and sessionable brews to Lafayette, Colorado and beyond. The Post brews beers that are gosh darn delicious. Bryan Selders, Brewmaster, designs each beer to pair perfectly with the food of GoodBird Kitchen. Chef Brett Smith serves comfort food cooked with the love of your grandma and the skill of passionately trained chefs that is meant to be shared like a family supper.