FATE Brewing Expanding to Previous Avery Brewing Location

Fate Brewing Co LOGO2015 has been a big year for FATE Brewing Company located in Boulder, Colorado. The brand recently signed on with Elite Brands of Colorado for statewide distribution, released three new canned products and now has another big announcement to share.

The brewpub will increase its capacity with the expansion into the space that formerly housed Avery Brewing Company for over 21 years.

Since opening in February of 2013, FATE has built a solid footprint around the state and gone on to win many awards including a Gold Medal in the German Style Kölsch category at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival for Laimas Kölsch Style Ale and a Bronze Medal in the Pro-Am category at the 2015 GABF for single hopped Citra IPA.

The beloved home of Avery since 1993, located at 5763 Arapahoe Ave in Boulder, will add much needed production capacity for the currently maxed out craft brewery.

“We increased our fermentation capability by over 80% at the end of 2014 in our existing space at the brewpub located at 1600 38th Street in Boulder,” said FATE Brewing Company owner Mike Lawinski “and that growth meant we met capacity in our current brewery footprint. The acquisition of the additional square footage and brewery equipment enables us to reward our loyal fans, the people who have loved our beer along the way and gotten us to where we are today.”

FATED, an exclusive brewery access program gives loyal fans access to special bottle releases only available and released to members. The $375 membership gets members over $500 worth of product, access and benefits including four 750mL bottles of the brewery’s most exclusive hand-signed member-only specialty release beer. The full list of benefits including members only gear can be found at FATEDbeer.com.

“No one outside the club will have access to these releases.” said FATE Brewing Company Head Brewer Jeff Griffith, “Plus the year long membership gets you discounts on beer and gear at the brewpub, first access to other specialty releases and much more.”

For more information on FATED exclusive access program visit FATEDbeer.com

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/

FATE Brewing Company Reveals Plans For Expansion

Fate Brewing LogoProject To Include New Barrel Aging Room, Improved Packaging Facilities and Nearly 100% Production Capacity Increase

The project, scheduled to break ground December 2014, is announced more than two months before the brewery’s second anniversary. FATE Brewing Company owner Mike Lawinski states, “We knew that increased production capacity would be a goal at some point down the road. Never did we imagine it could happen so quickly but we have hit capacity and we need more space to keep up.”

In addition to nearly doubling fermentation space the plans reveal FATE Brewing Company’s recent acquisition of 1600 38th Street, Unit 103 in Boulder, Colorado. The previous home of Boulder Light, this approximately 2500 square foot space will undergo a remodel resulting in a new barrel aging room and improved packaging facility all right next door to the brewery’s existing property.

The remodel project is currently in its design phase and construction should wrap early 2015.  Lawinski states “The goal of the project started simply: brew more beer and get our beer into more people’s hands but we are excited because the space will really allow us to do much more than that.” Increasing production capacity, optimizing packaging processes, enhancing packaged goods product portfolio and driving product innovation will all be other beneficial outcomes of the expansion, according to the owner.

In addition to bourbon, tequila and fresh charred American oak barrels we look forward to housing wine and other spirit barrels in a variety of sizes. Look forward to new (and more) barrel aged products from the brewery in the near future. The plan lays out new bottling, canning and labeling facilities/equipment for the burgeoning brewery while the brew house investment includes the addition of two 30-barrel fermenters, one 10-barrel fermenter and two 3-barrel fermenters.

FATE Brewing Company has been named Colorado’s Best New Brewery (RateBeer.com, 2014), one of 10 New U.S. Breweries to Watch from D.C. to California (Bon Appétit, 2014), Boulder’s Best New Bar (Daily Camera, 2014) and Boulder’s Best New Restaurant (Daily Camera, 2013). The brewery was also recognized this year for having the nation’s best Kölsch style ale at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival®, taking home Gold in the German-Style Kölsch category for their Laimas Kölsch Style Ale.

Colorado Winners: 2014 World Beer Cup

The World Beer Cup is put on every other year by The Brewers Association, which is headquartered in Boulder, CO. The World Beer Cup is a popular event among brewers and brewing companies, as it brings together the best and brightest in the brewing industry. The 2014 World Beer Cup and Craft Brewers Conference took place in Denver, CO, and included a whopping 4,754 beers, 1,403 breweries from 58 countries and 94 styles of beer! Colorado brewers fared well at the World Beer Cup, bringing home 24 medals (10 Gold, 5 Silver, 9 Bronze).2014-world-beer-cup-banner

According to The Brewers Association, “The mission of the World Beer Cup is to create greater consumer awareness around the world about the quality and diversity displayed by the various beers of the world. The World Beer Cup is dedicated to recognizing both the traditions and innovations shared by the entire brewing industry as well as those customs unique to specific countries and regions. The World Beer Cup also promotes the responsible consumption of beer as an alcohol-containing beverage and urges beer producers and distributors to encourage beer enthusiasts to savor the flavor of beer responsibly.”

Colorado Winners @ The 2014 World Beer Cup:

  • Fruit Beer (57 entries) GOLD: Cherry Kriek, Strange Brewing Co, Denver, CO, SILVER: Apricot Blonde, Dry Dock Brewing Co Aurora, CO
  • Chocolate Beer (51 Entries) GOLD: Shake Chocolate Porter, Boulder Beer Co Boulder, CO
  • Coffee Beer (109 Entries) GOLD: Big Shot Espresso Stout, Twisted Pine Brewing Co – Boulder, CO
  • Indigenous Beer (37 Entries) GOLD: Wild and Crazy Rye, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery – Boulder,CO / Huntington Beach, CA
    BRONZE: Got Beer, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery – Boulder, CO / Huntington Beach, CA
  • Wood & Barrel-Aged Strong Beer (112 Entries) BRONZE: Bourbon Barrel Aged Mountain Man, Verboten Brewing – Loveland, CO
  • Baltic-Style Porter (44 Entries) SILVER: The Baltic Gnome, Rock Bottom – Denver, CO
  • American-Style Lager / Light Lager or Pilsener (53 Entries) GOLD: Coors Light, Coors Brewing Co Golden, CO
    BRONZE: Coors Banquet, Coors Brewing Co – Golden, CO
  • American-Style Amber Lager (34 Entries) GOLD: Winterfest, AC Golden Brewing Co – Golden, CO
  • Australasian-Style Pale Ale / International-Style Pale Ale (33 Entries)
    SILVER: River Runners Pale Ale, Eddyline Brewing Buena Vista, CO
  • French & Belgian-Style Saison (91 Entries) GOLD: Saison, Aspen Brewing Co – Aspen, CO
  • Belgian-Style Blonde Ale or Pale Ale (46 Entries) BRONZE: Jean-Claude Van Blond, Wit’s End Brewing Co Denver, CO
  • Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale (41 Entries) SILVER: Deceit, Funkwerks – Fort Collins, CO
  • Ordinary / Special Bitter (37 Entries) GOLD: Sawtooth Ale, Left Hand Brewing Co – Longmont, CO
  • English-Style Brown Ale (49 Entries) BRONZE: No Name, Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co – Glenwood Springs, CO
  • Oatmeal Stout (57 Entries) SILVER: Pure Imagination, Verboten Brewing – Loveland, CO
  • British-Style Imperial Stout (42 Entries) BRONZE: Weapon of Self Destruction Imperial Stout, Riff Raff Brewing Co – Pagosa Springs, CO
  • Irish-Style Red Ale (46 Entries) GOLD: George Killian’s Irish Red, Coors Brewing Co – Golden, CO
  • Foreign-Style Stout (38 Entries) BRONZE: Devil Dog Stout, Red Leg Brewing Co – Colorado Springs, CO
  • American-Style Pale Ale (122 Entries) BRONZE: Featherweight Pale, Cannonball Creek Brewing Co – Golden, CO
  • American-Style Amber / Red Ale (90 Entries) GOLD: Runoff, Odell Brewing Co – Fort Collins, CO
  • World Beer Cup Champion Brewery & Brewmaster – Large Brewing Company
    Coors Brewing Company, Dr. David Ryder – Golden, CO

Colorado Craft Beer Map

Colorado-Craft-Beer-Map-HeaderCheck out our Colorado Craft Beer Map – a helpful tool to easily find local breweries across Colorado. Simply type in the brewery name in the search bar, or sort by city/region in the drop down. We hope this helps all of your wildest beer dreams come true. Cheers!

 

Homebrew Suppliers


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Colorado Homebrew Suppliers
If you’re interested in homebrewing, don’t hesitate to head over to a homebrew supply shop near you. There are many helpful homebrewers that started out just like you… looking for where to begin. Happy Brewing!

Bald Brewer Homebrewing & Wine Making Supplies – Longmont, CO: Longmont’s own homebrewing and winemaking supply store. Find everything you need to brew beer or make wine. Shop online or come visit the store in Longmont.
651 8th Ave. Longmont, Co 80501 | 303-682-4314

Barley Haven – Lakewood, CO: Our homebrew retail store is open 7 days a week (362 days a year) to the public, and is conveniently and centrally positioned just outside of Denver near the Front Range mountains in Lakewood, Colorado along Wadsworth Blvd.
1050 South Wadsworth Blvd. Lakewood, CO 80226 | 303-936-2337

Beer at Home – Englewood & Westminster, CO: We dream of a nation of Homebrewers and Winemakers storming the gates of mediocrity and challenging the status quo. We seek to advance beer culture and fermentation knowledge.
4393 South Broadway Englewood, CO 80113 | 303 789-3676

Brew ‘n Q – Denver, CO: Brew ‘n Q is central Denver’s destination for creative individuals seeking reliable service and quality fixin’s for homebrewing and barbequing. Whether you’re just getting started or fine-tuning your craft, Brew ‘n Q is here for you every step of the way.
2801 Walnut Street Unit C. Denver, Colorado 80205 | (303) 292-BREW (2739)

Castle Rock Homebrew Supply – Castle Rock, CO: At Castle Rock Homebrew Supply, we carry all of the ingredients and equipment you need to make great beer and wine at home.  If you don’t see it, let us order it.  Price lists are subject to change without notice.
1043 Park Street Castle Rock, CO 80109 | 303-660-2275

Do Your Brew – Westminster, CO: Providing the highest quality products & equipment at the most competitive price for the home brewing community since 2007. Denver’s only Brew on Premise site, where you can brew your own Beer or Wine. We offer a complete facility for brewing and wine making.
9050 W 88th Ave Westminster, CO 80005 | 303-476-3257

Front Range Hop Company – Longmont, CO: We are a family owned and operated hop processor and wholesaler Located in Longmont Colorado. We provide a number of services both to local Hop Growers and Breweries. Our mission is to support the growth of the hop industry in Colorado by helping to facilitate farm expansion and advocating for the broader use of Local hops by local breweries.
1240 Ken Pratt Blvd, Unit 9B Longmont, CO 80501 | info@frhops.com

High Hops Hop Farm & Brew Shop – Windsor, CO: High Hops has the largest selection of Phyto-Sanitary Certified hop plants for sale on the web available for shipping nationwide. These are Colorado hops, nurtured by an average of 320 days of sunshine. With our hop plants grown on-site at the foot of the Rockies and our brewing supply shop, High Hops is a home brewers paradise with everything you need to start brewing beer or wine today.
6461 Hwy 392 Windsor, CO 80550 | highhops1@yahoo.com

Hops & Berries – Fort Collins, CO: Established December 2005, Hops and Berries is conveniently located in Historic Old Town Fort Collins. We are a fully stocked shop and carry everything you need to make beer, wine, mead, soda and cheese at home. We also have a full line of draft equipment and can help get your home system up and running.
125 Remington Street Fort Collins, CO 80524 | 970-493-2484

iCustomLabels – Create custom beer labels for you homebrews. iCustomLabel is a top provider of custom beer labels. We have a design to suit every occasion. From baby showers and weddings to religious events or creating your own for any other type of special event, there is nothing better than using customized labels.

Juice of the Barley Homebrew Shop – Greeley, CO: Juice of the Barley is the brain child of a passionate and professional home brewer Jeremy Fusco. Jeremy has been a avid home brewer, going on 10 years. He has extensive knowledge in the home brewing process and a desire to see a growing home brewing movement in Greeley. Juice Of The Barley provides an opportunity to see growth in Greeley’s beer culture.
2961 29th Street Greeley, CO 80634 | 970-515-6326

Kettles Home Brew – Fruita, CO: Located in the same building as Copper Club Brewing Co. Beer Equipment Kits, Beer Ingredients Kits, Large Selection of Malt Extracts, Large Selection of All-Grain Malts (Milled On-Site), Dry Yeasts, Liquid Yeasts, Bottling Supplies.
233 E. Aspen Ave. Fruita, CO. 81521 | 970-858-4700

Kitchen & Homebrew Supply – Woodland Park, CO: Kitchen & Homebrew Supply sells homebrewing equipment and the grains, malt extracts, hops, spices and yeast needed to make your special homebrew, whether you are an extract brewer or all-grain brewer.
1083 East US Highway 24 Woodland Park, CO 80863 | 719-687-0557

Lafayette Homebrew Supply – Lafayette, CO: We can provide you with everything you need to make beer, wine or whatever else you may be fermenting at home. We have an extensive selection of base malts, specialty malts, pellet and leaf hops, liquid yeast strains (Wyeast and White Labs), dry yeasts for beer, wine, cider and mead, wine kits, beer kits, and all the equipment you’ll need including kegging and draft supplies.
400 W. South Boulder Rd., Suite 2500 Lafayette, CO 80026 | 720 484-5756

Labeley – Custom Labels: Create Your Custom Label Online in Minutes. We’ll Professionally Print Them. No account required. 100% Free.

Old West Homebrew Supply – Colorado Springs, CO: You can count on us to help you make great beer, wine, and mead at home. Our fresh products and great staff will have you brewing like a pro in no time, so browse our store and shop with confidence.
229 East Pikes Peak Ave Colorado Springs, CO 80903 | 719-635-2443

Quirky Homebrew – Northglenn, CO: At Quirky Homebrew we are ready and willing to help the new brewer find their way through their first recipe to working with the experienced all-grain brewer on their three tier system making a complex and unique brew.
425 W 115th Ave, Unit 6 Northglenn, CO 80234 | 303-457-3555

The Brew Hut – Aurora, CO: The Brew Hut offers the most comprehensive line of home brewing and wine making supplies on the internet! Due to our large, constantly updated inventory we are unable to offer online ordering. Please give us a call to place your order from one of our friendly on-site brewmasters. Price and availability are subject to change.
15120 E Hampden Ave Aurora, CO 80014 | 303-680-8898

Tom’s Brew Shop – Lakewood, CO: Purveyers of fine home brewing supplies. Taking care of all of your Home Brewing supply needs, also offering keg repairs and upgrades.
883 Parfet St., Unit J Lakewood CO  80215-5548 | 303-232-KEGS-(5347)

Wine or Wort Homebrew Supply – Gypsum, CO: Wine or Wort Home Brew Supply was opened in March of 2012 to provide home brewers and wine makers in the Colorado high country a local place to buy home brewing supplies and learn more about home brewing.
150 Cooley Mesa Rd Gypsum, CO 81637 | 970-524-2337

Fate Brewing Company Collaboration Release Party: May 19th

 

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FATE Brewing Company will release eleven of its twelve collaboration beers on Sunday, May 19th, 2013, just in time to toast American Craft Beer Week. Head brewer, Jeff Griffith, teamed up with many Boulder County breweries to stack hands on a variety of unique recipes. FATE will be offering the following collaboration brews: Echo Brewing Company (Eisbock), Crystal Springs Brewing Company (Wee Heavy Scotch Ale), Asher Brewing Company (100% Organic Cocoa Punk’n Porter), Wild Woods Brewing Company (Eastside Extra Pale Ale), Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place (Let Your Fate Shine Imperial IPA), Boulder Beer (English Brown Mild), Twisted Pine Brewing Company (Twist of FATE Rye Brown Ale), Mountain Sun/Southern Sun Pub & Brewery (Cherry FATE, Chocolate Cherry Foreign Stout), Big Choice Brewing Company (Biere de Garde), Lone Tree Brewing Company (Schwarzbier), Bru Handbuilt Ales and Eats (Trippel), and Twelve Degree Brewing (Hommelbier).

About the Brews

Echo Brewing Company Collaboration: Eisbock A traditional German specialty beer style that originated accidentally at a brewery in Kulmbach. This is a malty lager with a rich, sweet flavor created by freezing a portion of the Doppelbock, removing the ice, and leaving a concentrated full-bodied beer. Eisbock is an extraordinary style that is perfect to make with the help of the snowy foothills of the Rocky Mountains. This brew is a high-octane treat and has a heavy, syrupy body with notes of dark fruit, raisins, plums and toffee. 13% ABV – Brewed with Dennis and Daniel Richards

Crystal Springs Brewing Company Collaboration: Wee Heavy Scotch Ale- This strong scotch style ale is rich in flavor with roasty, nutty, and golden honey notes. The beer has very low esters and hops, a moderately dark copper color, and a sweet and dry finish. It is slightly smoky, well balanced, and medium bodied. 10.3% – Brewed with Tom Horst

Asher Brewing Company: 100% Organic Cocoa Punk’n Porter- Pumpkins and cacao nibs are rich and nectarous and the body of the beer is full and dark. The pumpkins give a slight roasty quality as they were cooked on the wood fired ovens at our neighbors Pizzeria Basta. This beer is multifaceted and palatable with sweet, roasty, bitter dark chocolate and pumpkin flavor. 6% – Brewed with Chris Asher

Wild Woods Brewing Company: Eastside Extra Pale Ale- Refreshing pale ale with stimulating hop character and crisp finish. Fresh orange zest added during boil to enhance the citrus notes. 7% – Brewed with Jake Evans

Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place: Let Your FATE Shine Imperial IPA– Loaded with a very generous amount of delicious Amarillo, Eldorado, Columbus and Centennial hops, this imperial india pale ale features a tangerine-like hop profile supported by a well-balanced malt backbone. It is sure to be a hop lover’s new favorite. 10%, 100+IBU             – Brewed with Mike Kasian

Boulder Beer: English Brown Mild- This British session beer has mild hop character and a subtle toasty malt presence. 5% – Brewed with Chris Coyne

Twisted Pine Brewing Company: Twist of FATE Rye Brown Ale- Malty and spicy rye aroma and flavor with undertones of toast, nuts, and roast. 7% – Brewed with Reva Golden 

Mountain Sun/Southern Sun Pub and Brewery: Cherry FATE: Chocolate Cherry Foreign Stout- This decadent beer was originally released on Valentine’s Day. It has a creamy cocoa mouth feel and two kinds of cherries contributing a sweet and tart finish. 6% – Brewed with Anthony Laurig

Big Choice Brewing Company: Biere de Garde– Literal translation is “beer for keeping.” This deep copper colored ale is characterized by a toasted malt aroma, slight malt sweetness in flavor and mild hop bitterness. 7% – Brewed with Zach

Lone Tree Brewing Company: Schwarzbier- This German dark lager has an opaque, black color and full, chocolate and subtle coffee flavor. The hops allow for a bright finish. 5% – Brewed with Jason Wiedmaier

Bru Handbuilt Ales and Eats: Trippel- Opens with a bold blast of hops that slowly gives way to the fruity esters implied by the Belgian yeast strain. Brewed with lemongrass 9%      – Brewed with Ian Clark

Twelve Degree Brewing: Hommelbier- This Belgian IPA style beer is the most recent collaboration. While it will not be ready in time for the collaboration release party, we still wanted to give you a teaser. – Brewed with John Howland

About FATE Brewing Company

FATE Brewing Company opened its full-service restaurant and brewery at 1600 38th Street in Boulder, Colorado on February 4th, 2013. The full production brewery handcrafts five core beers, numerous special releases and partnered collaboration efforts. Head Brewer Jeff Griffith joins the FATE Brewing Company team from Golden City Brewery. Jeff’s unique blend of innovation and expertise in the craft beer world make him an ideal fit, he was the driving force behind Evolution IPA, Stand Up Double IPA, Imperial Stout, Javapeño Imperial Stout and more during his time at Golden City Brewery. Founder Mike Lawinski has wide-ranging knowledge in the restaurant and craft beer industry.

303.449.FATE | fatebrewingcompany.com | 1600 38th Street Boulder, CO 80301

Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival: April 6, 2013

The Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival will be held in downtown Breckenridge, CO. on Saturday April 6th. This beer tasting event will feature over 30 craft brewers, many of them from Colorado! If you’ve never been to Breckenridge, this would be a great time to make your first trip. Breckenridge is an awesome mountain town and a great place to visit. To find out more about visiting Breckenridge, visit the Town of Breckenridge website: http://www.townofbreckenridge.com/.

With 30 craft brewers, and 100 unique brews to sample, the Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival will have craft beers of all kinds. The list of brewers on tap for the show is outstanding, and no doubt you will find one of your favorite Colorado brewers there.  Below is a list of all the brewers that will be part of the Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival:             * = Colorado Brewers

AC Golden Brewing Company* Kona Brewing
Alaskan Brewing Company Left Hand Brewing Company*
Avery Brewing Company* Oskar Blues Brewery*
Bonfire Brewing* Palisade Brewery*
Boulder Beer Company* Prost Brewery*
Boulevard Brewing Pug Ryans Brewery*
Breckenridge Brewery* Samuel Adams
Bristol Brewing Company* San Luis Valley Brewing Company*
Copper Kettle Brewing Company* Sapporo USA
Crabtree Brewing Company* Sierra Nevada
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company* SKA Brewing*
Deschutes Brewery Stone Brewing
Echo Brewing* Trinity Brewing Company*
FATE Brewing Company* Upslope Brewing Company*
Goose Island Widmer Brothers
Great Divide Brewing Company*  

The Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival will provide live music from three bands from 12:00-5:00PM. The headliner will be 7Horse, you can find out more about them here: http://www.7horsemusic.com/. There will also be food and retail vendors at the event. The Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival is sponsored by KSMT The Mountain.

To get tickets to the Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival, go to: http://breckenridgebeerfestival.net/april/event-info-2/

 

‘Beer Geeks’ TV Show to film breweries in Colorado

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Beer Geeks is a nationally syndicated television show that will air a 22 episode season, starting in September 2013. The creators of the show partnered with the creators and producers of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and host Michael Ferguson, Director of Brewing Operations for BJ’s restaurants. Beer Geeks will bring viewers inside breweries from all around the country.

There are a handful of Colorado breweries that will be featured on Beer Geeks. The Beer Geek crew is in Colorado profiling craft brewers in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins for shows that will air this year. They will be profiling Avery Brewing Company, Denver Beer Company, Great Divide Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing Company and Odell Brewing Company.

“Colorado is one of the nirvana areas for Geek Beerdom,” Ferguson said. “You can’t stumble and not run into a brewery here.”

In each weekly episode host Michael Ferguson, a pioneer and veteran of the craft beer world, (Director of brewing operations and beer training for BJ’s restaurants) will bring viewers along on a voyeuristic, inclusive and immersive road trip into the heart of the craft beer universe. Each episode will feature the inside story of the making some of the world’s most unique, interesting, even outrageous and bizarre brews.

“We’ll see what they’re doing, what ingredients and techniques they’re using, and then we’ll take their brews from tap to table, cooking with beer, and pairing meals with beer. But wait, this series doesn’t live just in the brewery. We’ll find ourselves at hop farms, berry brambles, pumpkin patches, caves, maple syrup sugaring houses, archaeological sites, monasteries and much more – a smorgasbord of locations that all lead back to the craft beers we’re making.” – BeerGeeks.TV

The premise of Beer Geeks sounds like a solid idea and the show should develop a good following among real-life beer geeks. It will be fun for beer enthusiasts around the country to find out about great beers from Colorado. It is a little suprising that only five Colorado breweries will be featured (there are well over 100 in the state). I guess that opens up the door for other great breweries to be featured in later seasons.