Friday, November 06, 2009

This Week in Colorado Beer

Oh, it's a good weekend for beer lovers . . . .

Beer Festivals
Saturday: The All Colorado Beer Festival is on for a third year in Colorado Springs at Mr. Biggs' Family Fun Center. About 30 brewers are expected to be dishing out some 70 beers, all for the price of $30. There are two sessions: Noon to 4:30 and 5:30 to 10. Though the festival is certainly a place to indulge in the best that the Springs has to offer, brewers come in as well from all corners of the state as well. I'd suggest the earlier session if you're planning to go.

Beer Events
Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.: Wynkoop Beers of the Year. This mini-festival features 24 different kegs of the downtown Denver brewpub's offerings, including some rare ones. It's a buck a sample or $25 for unlimited tasting.
Saturday, 2 to 6 p.m.: Upslope Brewing, the plucky Boulder company that took home two medals at this year's Great American Beer Festival hosts its first anniversary party at the brewery. Six beers will be on tap, including two new ones: Pumpkin Ale and First Anniversary Stout.

New Tappings
*Rock Bottom Downtown tapped its Anniversary Ale last night. Try as I can, I can't find a description of what exactly this is. But they've been on a roll lately, so it's probably worth a look.

Beer Construction
Friday: And finally, the strangest e-mail I got this week was an invitation from Oskar Blues for people to come see the installation of two 200-barrel fermentation tanks and a 200-barrel bright tank at its new Longmont canning facility. I can only imagine what kind of thirst this can whip up.

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