In a quick turnaround, the space in Glendale formerly belonging to World of Beer has re-opened a little over a week as the Crazy Mountain Cherry Creek Taproom. Given the fast re-open the space can’t have changed much but now the offerings feature Crazy Mountain year-round beers and Local Stash seasonals plus guest beers from other craft breweries. Still no food, but non-beer drinkers will appreciate the wine and cocktail options. Crazy Mountain also acquired the also-closed Lakewood World of Beer location in Belmar in Lakewood and plans a similar taproom shortly.
If you’re looking for an outdoors beer-drinking experience this weekend, Great Divide Brewing Co. is having their Summer Block Party right outside the doors of their original taproom at 22nd and Arapahoe. They’ll have games, bands, and of course beer in a new urban greenspace. The party kicks off at 2:00 and they have different levels of tickets that get you different levels of beer – from the basics all the way to some of their pilot beers.
If you’re looking for an excuse to get out and drink beer this Saturday June 3, head down to Ursula Brewery in Aurora and help them celebrate their 3rd anniversary starting at 11:00 am.
They’ll have live bands and a pig roast, along with (of course) new beers on tap and a special release. At 11:00 am they plan to release Angel of the Odd, their new sour
May looks like a great month for beer and other drinking experiences!
May 7 is National Homebrew Day. If you’re already a homebrewer or want to give it a try a lot of brewing supply places are doing things to celebrate, such as The Brew Hut which is having brewing demonstrations and sales on equipment on May 6.
Mid-month is American Craft Beer Week from May 15-21 when you can expect numerous breweries to get in on the action with special events.
The Denver Bacon and Beer Festival hits Mile High Stadium on May 13. Bacon + Beer – is any more description needed?
May 20 is a two-fer. Starting at noon Strange Craft celebrates their 7th anniversary with a Backyard BBQ featuring food, bands, and of course beer from 10 different breweries! Then in the evening the Denver Beer and Music Festival kicks in at City Hall on Broadway with bands, DJs, beer, and other alcoholic beverages. Perhaps a good day for Uber, huh?
Thursday May 25th brings Colorado Corks and Cuisine at Four-Mile Park. This event celebrates local food, distilleries, and of course breweries including Comrade and Fermaentra. Tickets are cheaper in advance and coupon code GCCC gets you another 5 bucks off.
With spring in the air, breweries are opening their garage doors and patios and offering plenty of activities to stay busy (and stay drinking!). Here’s a quick sample of a few that caught my eye for the coming month.
- April 19 – Black Shirt Brewing opens a kitchen. Another excuse to hang out on their patio, sip some of their red beers, and listen to live music.
- April 22 – The House That Beer Built fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. Drink for the greater good at the Great Divide RINO location with 20+ breweries serving their beers.
- April 29 – Belgian Brew Fest at Bruz Beers. Ten breweries and loads of yummy Belgian beer!
- Finally, the opening date is TBD but Halfpenny Brewing Company has started construction on a much-needed, dog-friendly Biergarten. Hopefully it’ll be ready in time for the first really warm evenings to kick back with some beers in the ‘burbs
Colfax’s loss will be DTC’s gain, as Lost Highway Brewing closed their E Colfax location yesterday with bands and beer specials, after the owners sold the building and also closed their restaurant franchise Cheeky Monk. The upside for folks in the DTC area is that Lost Highway staff says they expect to open near Arapahoe and Peoria (12741 E Caley Ave) in just three to four weeks. Never fear, though, if you find yourself thirsty and wandering the Cap Hill area of Colfax, as Alpine Dog Brewery is just down the street at Colfax and Ogden.