This Week in Colorado Beer
And in this strange, new post-GABF world, we have to search out events . . .
New Brewery Restaurant
Oskar Blues throws open the doors to its new beer joint/restaurant, Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids
, in Longmont. Offering southern BBQ and the live music that for which the still-operating Lyons brewery is known, the eatery will be easily distinguishable by the giant silo-sized rendition of a Dale's Pale Ale can attached to the side of it.
of Colorado Springs released its Winter Warlock on Friday, which stands not only as one of the earlier release of a holiday beer in the state but as one of the darkest, thickest, finest local Christmastime beers on which you can get your hands.
*Wednesday, 5 p.m.: Trinity Brewing
, also of Colorado Springs, is having a rare beer dinner at its place . . . with another brewery. Not sure what exactly is involved with the Ska Beer and slow food event, but I do know this: I hope Ska
brings its new Merlo Stout #12, an oak-aged (presumably in merlot barrels), dark-as-night creation that was entered in this year's pro-am competition at the Great American Beer Festival.
Craft Beer Education
*Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m.:
Scott Kerkmans, who has the dream job as Chief Beer Officer (yes, that's his real title) for Four Points by Sheraton hotels, will offer a class on craft beer education
at Cook Street School of Fine Cooking in Denver. The price is $59, but you get to taste six beers.
Labels: Bristol Brewing, Oskar Blues, Rock Bottom Brewery, Ska Brewing, Trinity Brewing