This Week in Colorado Beer
*Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.: Avery releases its Joe's American Pilsner, which promises to be unusually hopped for a beer of its style, at the brewery in Boulder. It won't be available outside the brewery until mid-July.
*Saturday, 2 p.m.: Odell Brewing brings back a limited edition of its Double Pilsner, a beer that redefined the summer style. Tapping at brewery.
*Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m. Gordon Biersch brewery taps Sommerbrau, a kolsch-style pilsner with a slight fruit zing. Caribbean appetizers will be served at the tapping.
*For those of you that drank a little too much during the U.S.-England soccer game last Saturday (not that I would know anyone who fits that description) and missed Great Divide's 16th anniversary bash, take heart. Both the 16th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA and the Double Wit are in stores now.
*Wynkoop Brewing has canned its second beer, Silverback Pale Ale, and it hits five area liquor stores today before going into wider distribution next week. It also is available at the brewery.
*Tuesday: Avery and Upslope Brewing are jointly hosting a beer dinner at Highlands favorite Duo restaurant. Tickets are $39.
*Thursday, 6:30 p.m.: Wykoop joins with California legend Stone Brewing to host a Father's Day beer and spirits dinner at the downtown brewery. Tickets are $40.
*Saturday and Sunday: Any father enjoying a beer at one of the BJ's brewpubs in the area receives a free pint glass. If you're not a father, borrow your neighbor's kid and fake it.
*Finally, if you've read this far down, you should know that Great American Beer Festival tickets go on sale for American Homebrewers Association members at noon Tuesday, exactly six days before they go on sale to the general public. Go to the AHA website for details.