Monday, January 05, 2009

This Week in Colorado Beer
If it's the thick of winter, then there must be big, thick beers in sight . . .

Friday and Saturday: Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and Spa hosts the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines festival. I will write about this at length later this week. But in case you're even remotely thinking about attending, I'd encourage it.
New Tappings
*Wednesday, 4 p.m.: It's time for the release party for Avery's New World Porter, a thick and chocolatey porter that often gets lost amid the brewery's hop-crazy beers. Surprise - even this one's dry-hopped.
*Wednesday, 6 p.m.: The Rock Bottom at Orchard Town Center in Westminster taps its Improper Hopper IPA. The first one is free if you get there by 6:30. No kidding.
*Thursday, 6 p.m.: The Rock Bottom next to the Park Meadows Mall cracks out its Fallen Angel Belgian Tripel, which shares a common name but not a common taste with Belgians served at other locations in the chain. And, yes, it too is free until 6:30.
*Saturday, Noon: What better way is there to start the day in Colorado Springs than to cozy up to the Bristol Brewery bar and have a freshly tapped IPA Cask Ale? This comes after the same brewery breaks out a cask of green chile beer on Tuesday. And an Edge City Dunkelweiss at 5 p.m. Friday. Hell, why not just camp out for the week?

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