Denver Beer Hunter’s Report – 09/28/2012

Here’s this week’s report:

  • On Sept 22, Ska released their Autumnal Mole Stout.  This is part of their new seasonal release program which are made available on the equinox or solstice of  each of the four seasons of the year.  I had it on tap at Freshcraft, and it was damn good…better than other mole beers I’ve had.  This is showing up on shelves NOW!  Look for this to be around $10/6-pack.
  • Marble Imperial Red should hit soon?
  • Great Divide will release Hibernation, Fresh Hop and Oak Aged Yeti October 1st!
  • Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout is coming out 9/24 10/08.  I expect that bottles will hit Denver shortly afterwards.
  • Odell Woodcut No. 6 to be released on October 6th!
  • Avery Rumpkin is confirmed for Saturday, Sept 29 at 5PM.  Cash only!  Also, Odio Equum is planned for Sunday, Oct. 7.  W00t!
  • Crooked Stave is releasing a whole shitload of beers on 10/6!  This is for Cellar Reserve members only, but the beers being released include Oculus, Sentience (bourbon)Sentience (Cognac) and Surette Reserva Chardonnay.
  • Stone “Enjoy By 11.09.12″ now has a confirmed release date of 10/8.  Yep…right when thousands of people converge on Denver for GABF.  If you really want this one, I suggest that you do not hesitate.  Use PTO at work, call in sick, whatever.
  • BRU from Boulder just finished bottling up their Citrum IPA (on 9/16).  It will bottle ferment for the next 2 weeks (assuming 1st week of Oct), then should hit the market.
  • Coming for GABF as a one-off is another Oskar Blues/Sunk King collaboration named The Deuce Hopped Up Brown Ale.  This sounds…just…great.
  • Renegade Brewing will release Elevated Wood during the GABF on 10/9.  According to them, “Take a kick-ass, hopped up super IPA and put it in a bourbon barrel for 6 months”…sounds damn good to me!
  • Did you hear that Cigar City will be bringing some of their brews to Denver during the GABF?  Freshcraft, Falling Rock and Star Bar will have some of their beers on tap.  Awesome!  So is Sun King!  And this is only the beginning my friends…visit my handy, dandy GABF Calendar to see all the awesome events.  The GABF Calendar is continuously updated as events come available.  Holy cow!
  • Elevation will release Downpour, a “hoptastic” Double India Red , in mid-October.  Also their RIS, Oil Man, which was aged in Breckenridge Distillery barrels should be released sometime around mid-November.
  • According to a commentor, Dechutes Dissident should hit Denver in October.  Thanks Chris!
  • Sam Adams Utopia’s usually only comes out once every two years.  But, it will be released this year as a special 10th year anniversary edition.  Look for it in November with a suggested retail price of $160! Cheap!
  • Goose Island Bourbon County Stout is scheduled to hit Denver the last week of November.  Git yer hunting pants ready.
  • Holy cannoli!  Now word is out that Clown Shoes will start distributing to CO in November!  Git yer clown shoes ready.
  • Firestone Walker XVI in November. Need I say more?
  • The label for New Belgium Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout has been approved…but when is it coming out?  We’ll know soon enough.  This is a Lips of Faith beer and very, very different than the others in the series…exciting?
  • Is Westvleteren XII coming soon?  It just hit Canada…and Shelton Bros. are reportedly handling Western US distribution now…more to come?

Look for more updates throughout the week (if there are any more to report).  Please share any Denver area beer release news you might have with me either in the comments or on Twitter @ssteigerwald.

Denver Beer Hunter’s Report – 09/21/2012

Here’s this week’s report:

  • Upslope Brewing Company released its highly anticipated Pumpkin Ale on September 10, 2012.  This beer won gold in 2011 at the GABF!  Oh my gourd!  It started hitting shelves last week, but expect to see more this week.  I know I did.
  • Hey!  Pliny-heads!  PtE has hit a few stores!  So has Temptation and Redemption.
  • Ska Hoperation Ivy.  Okay?
  • Boulevard Reverb Imperial Pilsner is hitting now.
  • According to a commentor (look in the comments), Uinta Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale has hit Denver!  Thanks Chris!
  • Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 12-packs are finally here!  Seems like it’s been everywhere but here…freaking finally!
  • Tivoli beer is a Denver historical beer that has not been brewed since 1969.  Look for the Helles to hit a few places around town, tap only.  The folks that are bringing this beer to us are also planning to bring back some other Denver historical beers…sound like a fun idea!
  • No-Li Brewhouse from Spokane, Washington is testing out the Denver market.  Four of their bombers will hit the market including  Silent Treatment Pale, Born & Raised IPA, Crystal Bitter and Jet Star Imperial IPA. No-Li spent the day on Friday (9/14) delivering to the larger area stores, so look for their beers this week. Or now. I tried all of them and they make great beers.
  • On Sept 22, Ska will release their Autumnal Mole Stout.  This is part of their new seasonal release program which are made available on the equinox or solstice of  each of the four seasons of the year.  There is an “Autumnal Mole Stout Denver Bar Crawl” happening Friday 9/21…so this beer will be a-flowin’ this weekend.  Cans to follow, I assume.
  • Marble Imperial Red should hit soon.
  • Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout is coming out 9/24.  I expect that bottles will hit Denver shortly afterwards.
  •  Odell Woodcut No. 6 to be released on October 6th!
  • Avery Rumpkin is confirmed for Saturday, Sept 29 at 5PM.  Cash only!  Also, Odio Equum is planned for Sunday, Oct. 7.  W00t!
  • Crooked Stave is releasing a whole shitload of beers on 10/6!  This is for Cellar Reserve members only, but the beers being released include Oculus, Sentience (bourbon)Sentience (Cognac) and Surette Reserva Chardonnay.
  • Stone “Enjoy By 11.09.12″ now has a confirmed release date of 10/8.  Yep…right when thousands of people converge on Denver for GABF.  If you really want this one, I suggest that you do not hesitate.  Use PTO at work, call in sick, whatever.
  • BRU from Boulder just finished bottling up their Citrum IPA (on 9/16).  It will bottle ferment for the next 2 weeks (assuming 1st week of Oct), then should hit the market.
  • Coming for GABF as a one-off is another Oskar Blues/Sunk King collaboration named The Deuce Hopped Up Brown Ale.  This sounds…just…great.
  • Renegade Brewing will release Elevated Wood during the GABF on 10/9.  According to them, “Take a kick-ass, hopped up super IPA and put it in a bourbon barrel for 6 months”…sounds damn good to me!
  • Did you hear that Cigar City will be bringing some of their brews to Denver during the GABF?  Freshcraft, Falling Rock and Star Bar will have some of their beers on tap.  Awesome!  So is Sun King!  And this is only the beginning my friends…visit my handy, dandy GABF Calendar to see all the awesome events.  The GABF Calendar is continuously updated as events come available.  Holy cow!
  • Elevation will release Downpour, a “hoptastic” Double India Red , in mid-October.  Also their RIS, Oil Man, which was aged in Breckenridge Distillery barrels should be released sometime around mid-November.
  • According to a commentor, Dechutes Dissident should hit Denver in October.  Thanks Chris!
  • Sam Adams Utopia’s usually only comes out once every two years.  But, it will be released this year as a special 10th year anniversary edition.  Look for it in November with a suggested retail price of $160! Cheap!
  • Goose Island Bourbon County Stout is scheduled to hit Denver the last week of November.  Git yer hunting pants ready.
  • Holy cannoli!  Now word is out that Clown Shoes will start distributing to CO in November!  Git yer clown shoes ready.
  • The label for New Belgium Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout has been approved…but when is it coming out?  We’ll know soon enough.  This is a Lips of Faith beer and very, very different than the others in the series…exciting?
  • Is Westvleteren XII coming soon?  It just hit Canada…and Shelton Bros. are reportedly handling Western US distribution now…more to come?

Look for more updates throughout the week (if there are any more to report).  Please share any Denver area beer release news you might have with me either in the comments or on Twitter @ssteigerwald.

Denver Beer Hunter’s Report – 09/14/2012

Here’s this week’s report:

  • Upslope Brewing Company releases its highly anticipated Pumpkin Ale on September 10, 2012.  This beer won gold in 2011 at the GABF!  Oh my gourd!  Hey, this is hitting shelves NOW! (NOTE: Mostly seen in Boulder at this point…no Denver sightings yet)
  • Odell’s The Meddler dropped on September 8.  Expect to see it hit Denver shortly, maybe this week?  It’s hitting shelves NOW!
  • Funkwerks is releasing Cherry Saison on Thursday (13th).  Showing up on shelves NOW!
  • No-Li Brewhouse from Spokane, Washington is testing out the Denver market.  Four of their bombers will hit the market including  Silent Treatment Pale, Born & Raised IPA, Crystal Bitter and Jet Star Imperial IPA.  No-Li will host a tapping party at Falling Rock Taphouse on September 14.  I’m unsure when we’ll start seeing the bottles…but assume very soon. (UPDATE: I’m at Falling Rock as we speak and chatted with the folks from No-Li. They spent the day delivering to the larger area stores, so look for their beers soon. Or now. I tried all of them and they make great beers.)
  • On Sept 22, Ska will release their Autumnal Mole Stout.  This is part of their new seasonal release program which are made available on the equinox or solstice of  each of the four seasons of the year.  It should hit Denver shortly afterwards.
  • Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout is coming out 9/24.  I expect that bottles will hit Denver shortly afterwards.
  • Avery Rumpkin is confirmed for Saturday, Sept 29 at 5PM.  Cash only!  Also, Odio Equum is planned for Sunday, Oct. 7.  W00t!
  • Remember that time I reported about Stone “Enjoy By” and then it didn’t show up in Denver?  Haha…good times.  Well, it is coming to Denver…in October.  I’ve heard late October and I’ve heard during GABF.  Regardless, when it comes out, buy it ASAP…even if at work, and drink it in the bathroom so it’s as fresh as possible.  Drink it during your wedding ceremony!  Drink it during your Bat Mitzah! While flying a plane! Freshness yo!  (UPDATE: Enjoy By 11.09.12 is coming. Release date is 10/8…just in time for GABF.  Only problem is, about 40,000 other people will be in town then too…YIKES!!)
  • Also coming for GABF as a one-off is another Oskar Blues/Sunk King collaboration named The Deuce Hopped Up Brown Ale.  If you had Chaka, you know this will be good.
  • Did you hear that Cigar City will be bringing some of their brews to Denver during the GABF?  Freshcraft, Falling Rock and Star Bar will have some of their beers on tap.  Awesome!  So is Sun King!  And this is only the beginning my friends…visit my handy, dandy GABF Calendar to see all the awesome events.  The GABF Calendar is continuously updated as events come available.  Holy cow!
  • Sam Adams Utopia’s usually only comes out once every two years.  But, it will be released this year as a special 10th year anniversary edition.  Look for it in November with a suggested retail price of $160! Cheap!
  • Elevation will release their RIS, Oil Man, which was aged in Breckenridge Distillery barrels.  Expect to see it sometime in November.
  • Goose Island Bourbon County Stout is scheduled to hit Denver the last week of November.  Git yer hunting pants ready.
  • The label for New Belgium Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout has been approved…but when is it coming out?  We’ll know soon enough.  This is a Lips of Faith beer and very, very different than the others in the series…exciting?

Look for more updates throughout the week (if there are any more to report).  Please share any Denver area beer release news you might have with me either in the comments or on Twitter @ssteigerwald.

Denver Beer Hunter’s Report – 09/07/2012

Here’s this week’s report:

  • As always folks, check out the comments in my reports.  People are always posting excellent info on things I’ve missed.
  • Elevation Beer Company Signal de Botrange Farmhouse Ale Aged in Chardonnay Wine Barrels is hitting town and already showing up in a few places.
  • Hoppin’ Frog’s Barrel Aged Naked Evil is hitting shelves right now.  A big and expensive barleywine, but highly rated…  Also, their Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale.
  • Odell’s The Meddler will drop on September 8.  Expect to see it hit Denver shortly after that.
  • No-Li Brewhouse from Spokane, Washington is testing out the Denver market.  Four of their bombers will hit the market including  Silent Treatment Pale, Born & Raised IPA, Crystal Bitter and Jet Star Imperial IPA.  No-Li will host a tapping party at Falling Rock Taphouse on September 15.
  • On Sept 22, Ska will release their Autumnal Mole Stout.  This is part of their new seasonal release program which are made available on the equinox or solstice of  each of the four seasons of the year.  It should hit Denver shortly afterwards.
  • Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout is coming out 9/24.  I expect that bottles will hit Denver afterwards.
  • Avery Rumpkin is confirmed for Saturday, Sept 29 at 5PM.  Cash only! Also, Odio Equum is planned for Sunday, Oct. 7.  W00t!
  • Remember that time I reported about Stone “Enjoy By” and then it didn’t show up in Denver?  Haha…good times.  Well, it is coming to Denver…in October.  I’ve heard late October and I’ve heard during GABF.  Regardless, when it comes out, buy it ASAP…even if at work, and drink it in the bathroom so it’s as fresh as possible.  Drink it during your wedding ceremony!  Drink it during your Bat Mitzah! While flying a plane! Freshness yo!
  • Also coming for GABF as a one-off is another Oskar Blues/Sunk King collaboration named Deuce.  If you had Chaka, you know this will be good.
  • Did you hear that Cigar City will be bringing some of their brews to Denver during the GABF?  Freshcraft, Falling Rock and Star Bar will have some of their beers on tap.  Awesome!  So is Sun King!  And this is only the beginning my friends…visit my handy, dandy GABF Calendar to see all the awesome events.  The GABF Calendar is continuously updated as events come available.  Holy cow!
  • Sam Adams Utopia’s usually only comes out once every two years.  But, it will be released this year as a special 10th year anniversary edition.  Look for it in November with a suggested retail price of $160!
  • The label for New Belgium Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout has been approved…but when is it coming out?  We’ll know soon enough.  This is a Lips of Faith beer and very, very different than the others in the series…exciting?

Look for more updates throughout the week (if there are any more to report).  Please share any Denver area beer release news you might have with me either in the comments or on Twitter @ssteigerwald.