Denver Beer Hunter’s Report – 02/22/2013

Here’s this week’s report:

Pliny the Younger is hitting a bunch of places this weekend, it’s like PtY weekend out there.  Go surf the web for more info.

Also, I will be celebrating my annual “Birthday Beer Tour” this Saturday, the 23rd during the day (done by 6 PM).  On the agenda right now is Falling Rock for PtY in the morning, Black Shirt, Brewery Rickoli, Our Mutual Friends, De Steeg (maybe), Hops and Pie and Euclid Hall (maybe).  My agenda is very loose, so I most likely will not visit all of these places.  Feel free to follow me on Twitter or Untappd (hint: I’ll be more consistent on Untappd) to find out where I am and stop by for a beer with me.

  • River North celebrated their 1st anniversary with a huge Imperial Stout this past Saturday.  The 12.5% ABV brew should see store shelves soon since 120 cases were produced.  More than enough to go around.
  • Word is that Bigfoot and the BA hit this week, but it is very, very limited.  20 cases for the whole state…this is a true hunters item.
  • Firestone Walker Sucaba has hit Denver.  Please note, the supply is limited this time around, only buy what YOU are going to drink.  Don’t be an asshole and hoard.  Don’t like it?  I don’t have to provide these reports.  UPDATE: Many stores are selling out already.
  • Wynkoop Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout will hit by the end of …January?  wtf.
  • Dogfish Head has a big shipment headed our way.  Expect some 120 Minute and 75 Minute.  Will we also see the Dogfish Head/Sierra Nevada collaboration Rhizing Bines?  (not if it’s distributed by Coors, SN’s distributor…we’ll probably be waiting for months here in Denver if that’s the case)
  • New Belgium will release Rampant Imperial IPA soon, possibly early March.
  • Stone EnjoyBy 4/20/2013 is reportedly heading to Colorado!  Rejoice stoners!  This should hit around a month before 4/20, so expect it to hit shelves around the week of 3/18.
  • Also from Stone, expect the IRS to hit around 4/15.  But even more important, Espresso IRS is coming. Holy fuckballs!
  • On the horizon:
    • Word is out that Clown Shoes will start distributing to CO. (Check here and notice it says “Colorado- coming soon”) (UPDATE: They expect to be in CO sometime in the 1st quarter of 2013…)
    • La Cumbre is supposed to be bringing their highly acclaimed Elevated IPA to CO very soon.  GABF Gold? 97 on Beer Advocate? 100 on RateBeer!?!?  Yes please! (UPDATE: The brewer is still scouting for quality distributors. They want to ensure that their beer is stored cold, as it should be. This could be days, weeks or months out…stay tuned.)

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 – 02/15/2013

Here’s this week’s report:

Oh yeah, PtY is hitting starting this week.  See Colorado Beer Man’s article: http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/2013/02/pliny_the_younger_returns_to_colorado.php

  • The Bruery Sour in the Rye and Saison De Lente are now available all over the metro area.
  • Elevation’s Senorita Imperial Horchata Porter is now hitting all over the metro area.
  • New Belgium La Folie 2013 and Transatlantique Kriek are both showing up on shelves now. And, Cascara Quad has hit some stores too.
  • Odells’ Amuste, a porter brewed with grape juice and aged in wine barrels, released Saturday, Feb 9th.  It should be IS hitting shelves this week.
  • River North is celebrating their 1st anniversary with a huge Imperial Stout.  The 12.5% ABV brew will be available this Saturday, February 16th at 1pm during the brewery’s first-anniversary party. This will see store shelves, 120 cases were produced.
  • Wynkoop Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout will hit by the end of …January?
  • Firestone Walker Sucaba was released a couple weeks ago, it should hit Denver really soon yo!
  • Word is that Bigfoot and the BA version should hit next week.  Keep your fingers crossed.
  • On the horizon:
    • Word is out that Clown Shoes will start distributing to CO. (Check here and notice it says “Colorado- coming soon”) (UPDATE: They expect to be in CO sometime in the 1st quarter of 2013…)
    • La Cumbre is supposed to be bringing their highly acclaimed Elevated IPA to CO very soon.  GABF Gold? 97 on Beer Advocate? 100 on RateBeer!?!?  Yes please! (UPDATE: The brewer is still scouting for quality distributors. They want to ensure that their beer is stored cold, as it should be. This could be days, weeks or months out…stay tuned.)

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 – 02/08/2013

Here’s this week’s report:

  • Telluride Brewing Company is going to be around town to launch the introduction of their brews to the Denver market.  Look for them, check them out and most importantly, drink the beers!
  • Boulevard Grain Storm, a Black Rye IPA, is on the shelves.
  • Elevation’s Señorita (Horchata Imperial Porter) is showing up on store shelves now! Also, some stores are getting Elevation’s Little Mo’ Porter and First Cast IPA.  Just keep in mind that word “some”. (UPDATE: Just an FYI, only 1 store in the Denver area and 1 store in the Boulder area are getting these for now.  More to come in a few weeks…bummed.)
  • People are buying up Pliny the Elder by the case before anyone can even see them in the store.  Time for me to stop reporting on this one as well, who the eff cares!!!!!
  • Funkwerks – Dark Prophet has hit once again.
  • **Everything below this line did not happen this week**
  • Wynkoop Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout will hit by the end of …January?
  • Firestone Walker Sucaba was released last Friday, it should hit Denver really soon yo!
  • Bigfoot should be hitting soon.
  • New Belgium La Folie 2013 and Transatlantique Kriek should both be all up in here soon.
  • Odells’ Amuste, a porter brewed with grape juice and aged in wine barrels, releases this Saturday, Feb 9th.
  • River North is celebrating their 1st anniversary with a huge Imperial Stout.  The 12.5% ABV brew will be available Saturday, February 16th at 1pm during the brewery’s first-anniversary party. Unknown whether or not this will see store shelves.
  • On the horizon:
    • Word is out that Clown Shoes will start distributing to CO. (Check here and notice it says “Colorado- coming soon”) (UPDATE: They expect to be in CO sometime in the 1st quarter of 2013…)
    • La Cumbre is supposed to be bringing their highly acclaimed Elevated IPA to CO very soon.  GABF Gold? 97 on Beer Advocate? 100 on RateBeer!?!?  Yes please! (UPDATE: The brewer is still scouting for quality distributors. They want to ensure that their beer is stored cold, as it should be. This could be days, weeks or months out…stay tuned.)

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.