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Call to Arms Brewing sells bottles and cans from its taproom on Tennyson Street, but the brewery had never tried to sell any of its beers to liquor stores. The brewery says it is introducing “Good Enough for Government Work V1.2, the second installment in our experimental and often hazy IPA franchise”. Call to Arms adds that with six-packs of the new IPA, it “only delves into liquor store sales in a few locations.”
Good Enough was double dry hopped with Riwaka, Waimea, Enigma, Strata and Eldorado hops, which made it “super fruity and hazy but not cloudy” and gave it notes of mango, papaya, pineapple and orange peel.
The cans are also available in the brewery. it won’t be in the draft.
Read on through March 13 for beer and events.
The newest beer from Denver Beer Co bears the art “Love This City” on the label by mural artist Pat Milbery.
Denver Beer Co.
Wednesday March 3rd
It’s 303 days (March 3rd) and you can celebrate Colorado’s OG area code with $ 3.03 beer at the Factotum Brewhouse from 4:00 PM. However, you need to purchase tickets in advance from the brewery’s website.
The year-round Love This City American Pilsner beer appears in the Denver Beer Co., on whose cans works of art by the mural painter Pat Milbery can be seen. “Milbery’s ‘Love This City’ wall art, which has become the icon of the Mile High City, can be found in almost every neighborhood,” says DBC. “Its iconic hearts represent the many layers of love and loving energy the city of Denver has for those who call it home.” The release is on 303 Day and Milbery will be painting a new mural in the taproom on DBC Platte Street.
Cerebral Brewing has fresh cans of two beers. Trivial Knowledge is a 5.2 percent ABV pale ale made with hops from Nelson Sauvin and Strata, while DDH Action Potential is a 6.4 percent IPA brewed with hops from Citra, Citra Lupomax, and Galaxy becomes. Both will also be on tap.
TRVE Brewing is rolling out a buck and a sour amber beer made from Huckleberry Roasters coffee.
Thursday March 4th
TRVE Brewing just unveiled a new can store and also brought back a fan favorite in cans. “If you are a fan of a certain beer from Texas,” says the brewery, “Bock is the right choice for you. Aromas of bread, dark fruits and mild sweetness hang over a crispy lager backbone on the palate.” The fan favorite is Burning Off Impurities, a mixed culture sour amber beer and coffee from Huckleberry Roasters. “We used a different Huckleberry coffee for each batch of this beer, but the story behind the Ethiopian-born Mustefa Natural Huck definitely takes the cake. Coffee made by an ex-guerrilla fighter who fought and one against an oppressive dictatorship Raised life by agriculture after the overthrow of its oppressors? Report us to the devil, “says TRVE.
The Blue Towel Incident is one of three new canned beers from Woods Boss Brewing.
Woods Boss Brewing
Friday March 5th
Woods Boss Brewing has three new beers in cans – all with really cool labels. The first is View From Below, a cloudy 6.8 percent ABV IPA made with hops from Pacific Sunrise, Citra, and Centennial. The label shows a scene from Grand Teton National Park. The second beer is Speaking Truth to Stupid, a 7.5 percent season brewed with jasmine rice. The label image is a revised version of Mount Rushmore with Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Ruth Bader Ginsberg and George Carlin. The final beer is Blue Towel Incident Brownie Porter.
Little Machine Beer Company picks Groove Juice Blueberry Blackberry Raspberry Vanilla Sour, a 5.3 percent ABV beer brewed “in honor of late DJ Dragonfire’s wicked house parties and his ubiquitous cooler filled with purple passion,” says the brewery .
New Image Brewing is celebrating its fifth anniversary all month with a slew of old and new beer releases. The first is the brewery’s traditional birthday beer, One More Time. “This double dry-hopped NEIPA is one of the best examples of our dry-hop approach of bringing as much hop aroma and taste into a beer as possible,” says the brewery. Four-packs are available when the brewery opens at 11am
Empourium Brewing is back with its latest beer release on the first Friday. The Sound Machine Kolsch “is a wonderfully clean, crunchy and light German ale that is sure to make you sing your favorite a cappella melodies,” says the brewery. Yes, the name pays homage to the movie Pitch Perfect 2 (a-ca-scuse me?). There’s also a keep-the-glass deal of art from a local artist and a food truck outside.
Stout Month may be over, but drinking stouts never gets old. The River North Brewery is hosting the Super Stout Weekend in both taprooms today through Sunday, with a selection of their many dark beers, from the most recent releases to some barrel-aged rarities. There will also be food trucks every day at both locations.
FlyteCo Brewing is celebrating its two year anniversary by remodeling the taproom “to take you back to the 80s,” says the brewery. There are only reservation sessions throughout the weekend.
Zuni Street Brewing is celebrating its fourth birthday with beer, food, music, sweepstakes, giveaways, and other socially distant fun. New beers are being released for the occasion, says the brewery.
Luki brewery taps Wimoweh Wee Heavy, a traditional 8% Scottish ABV ale with a malty backbone and flavors of sweet bread, caramel and a touch of roast.
Outdoor beer tanks tower over the ancient city of Arvada.
Brew a new image
Saturday March 6th
New Image Brewing releases Lonely Fans Oat Cream Double IPA. This 9.5 percent ABV beer brewed with Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops will be available in 16-ounce four-packs. “We took some of our favorite juicy, tropical-fruity hops, added just the right amount of lactose, and then added a healthy dose of oatmeal to the smooth, tongue-covering mouthfeel to top it off,” the brewery says.
Thursday March 11th
Three new cans are available at the Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery. Bunny Slope Caramel Macchiato Blond Stout is a collaboration with Goldspot Brewing; Sunlight Basin is a double dry-hopped, cloudy IPA with hops from Strata, Galaxy, and Idaho 7; and Juice Cleanse Mango Lassi is a sour smoothie kettle with mango, cardamom and lactose. All three will be available as drafts or in 16-ounce cans.
Stanley Beer Hall is unveiling its new outdoor self-service drinks wall and expanded terrace at the Stanley Marketplace in Aurora. “The guests can help themselves at the drinks wall and choose between beer, wine, kombucha, cider, seltzer and cocktails without going in – an advantage in these pandemic times,” says the beer hall.
Saturday March 13th
Join Barquentine Brewing, which is celebrating its first anniversary at Edgewater Public Market – and what a year it was. There will be special beer releases, merchandise and live music outdoors.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Dry Dock Brewing, which has festivities under its flysheet on the South Dock from 12pm to 4pm. The brewery will tap Irish Red and Pot of Gold Pilsner along with other beers. The Irish Dancers from Celtic Steps perform from 1pm to 2pm, and Big Paddy plays Irish rock and roll live on the terrace from 2pm to 4pm. Wood Paddle also serves Irish food.
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Jonathan Shikes is from Denver and writes about business and beer for Westword.