Denver Beer Hunter’s Report – 04/18/2014

Here’s this week’s report:

I’ll be attending BruFrou this Saturday, look me up!  It might be a slow beer week, TBD.

  • Copper Kettle Le Chapeau is hitting stores this week.
  • Perennial Artisan Ales 17 Mint Chocolate Stout.
  • Dogfish Head 120 Minute should hit sometime soon.
  • On 4/27, Avery will release the next in their barrel series; Rufus Corvus.  Sales start at 1pm. Bottles are $12 per 12oz., limit 12 bottles per person.

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 either in the comments or on Twitter @ssteigerwald.

Denver Beer Hunter’s Report – 04/11/2014 (CBC Edition)

Here’s this week’s report:

I don’t usually post events here (except during GABF), but at special request I will.  Here’s one happening this week, http://amberwavesevent.com.  Art and beer, with some great breweries pouring.

  • Brace yourselves, CBC is coming. And the beers coming out this week will be nothing short of amazing…GREAT beer hunting week. Note that although there will be some great bottle releases, most of your beer hunting should come from the local taps.  Check out Brewtally Insane’s CBC Calendar for tons of info.
    • The releases are rolling in:
      • Drie Fonteinen Golden Doesjel
      • Fantôme Brewery Artist No. 1
      • Birra Toccalmatto/Prairie Okie Matilde
      • Evil Twin Brewing Imperial Biscotti Break, Bourbon Barrel Imperial Biscotti Break, Imperial Doughnut Break, Double Barrel Jesus, Table Beer, Falco IPA, Ryan and the Beaster Bunny Farmhouse Ale, and Low Life Pilsner, Ryan and the Gosling (collab with Crooked Stave)
      • Mikkeller Weasel Beer Geek Brunch Stout
      • Local Option Morning Wood
      • Stillwater Classique
      • Things got pretty “loony” on Wed, and if your weren’t in the know (or stuck at work, or…etc), then you missed out.
  • Trinity is releasing several of the beers in 375s!  They should start hitting this week.
  • Between The Staves, a collaboration between Crooked Stave and Anchorage, is being released at the Crooked Stave tap room on Tuesday, 4/8, @ 6PM. $17, 2 bottle limit. Not sure if it will hit store shelves. Hitting shelves now.
  • Colorado Barrel Collective Installment No. 1 should hit this week; a barrel aged old ale that is a  collaboration between Bull & Bush, Mile High Wine & Spirits and Grapevine Wine & Liquors.  Yep.
  • Oskar Blues 2014 CBC Commemorative Centennial Pale Ale.  Brewed just for the CBC attendees, you might be able to find cans at select locations as well (mostly at local bars, like Falling Rock, Star Bar, Frechcraft, etc). Store shelves is probably a no.  Also keep an eye out for Old Chub Nitro cans, which will hit stores.
  • On Saturday the 12th at noon, Boulder Beer will release their 35th Anniversary beer, an Imperial Black IPA.  The release takes place at the Boulder tap room in…um…Boulder.
  • On Sunday the 13th at noon, Copper Kettle will release Le Chapeau, a French style saison at their tap room.
  • Dogfish Head 120 Minute should hit sometime soon.

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 either in the comments or on Twitter @ssteigerwald.

Denver Beer Hunter’s Report – 04/04/2014

Here’s this week’s report:

Not much to report yet, more to come as the week progresses.

  • CBC is bringing some beer with them.  Cigar City and Sun King should be around soon enough. Others? (Westbrook, Oakshire already mentioned below….)
  • OMG!!! Prairie/Evil Twin Bible Belt, Oakshire brews, Westbrook (Gose, FTW)…shitballs yo!
  • Release the Hounds! (by Bull & Bush)
  • Alobarap. Soon. This week.
  • Dogfish Head 120 Minute should hit sometime soon.
  • Sometime in the coming future, Between The Staves, a collaboration between Crooked Stave and Anchorage, will hit us.

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 either in the comments or on Twitter @ssteigerwald.

Denver Beer Hunter’s Report – 03/28/2014

Here’s this week’s report:

Not much to report yet, more to come as the week progresses.

  • Red Poppy jumping in at the last minute.
  • You know… La Folie.
  • Great Divide 20th Anniversary.
  • The IRS is coming. Stone IRS, that is.  Dropping this week.
  • Goose Island The Illinois.
  • Dogfish Head 120 Minute should hit sometime soon.
  • It seems that Crooked Stave Artisans are continuously dropping various 12% and Shelton beers here and there. Just keep checking your stores, it’s pretty random.
  • Alobarap. Soon.
  • Sometime in the coming future, Between The Staves, a collaboration between Crooked Stave and Anchorage, will hit us.

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 either in the comments or on Twitter @ssteigerwald.

Denver Beer Hunter’s Report – 03/21/2014

Here’s this week’s report:

And….we’re back.

  • Stone Enjoy By 4/20 should hit us this week.
  • Deschutes Mirror Mirror.
  • Perennial Sump.
  • It seems that Crooked Stave Artisans are continuously dropping various 12% and Shelton beers here and there. Just keep checking your stores, it’s pretty random.
  • Dogfish Head 120 Minute should hit sometime soon.
  • Alobarap. Soon.
  • Sometime in the coming future, Between The Staves, a collaboration between Crooked Stave and Anchorage, will hit us.

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 either in the comments or on Twitter @ssteigerwald.

Out of Office

Some last minute updates now that I’m back in town:

  • Firestone Walker Opal has hit
  • It seems that Crooked Stave Artisans are continuously dropping various 12% and Shelton beers here and there. Just keep checking your stores.
  • Breckenridge Brewery Barleywine Batch #1 releases on Saturday, the 15th, at 12PM at 471 Kalamath.  The 22 oz., wax-topped bottles with a 10.1% ABV have been cold conditioned for three months and barrel-aged in fresh American Oak barrels for another six month.

I’m out of town in CA this week, so either no report or the report will be late. Sorry about no report 2 weeks in a row, here’s a picture of my California Beer haul to tide you over.

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Denver Beer Hunter’s Report – 03/07/2014

Here’s this week’s report:

  • Do you really need anymore beer?  Let’s all just take a freaking break here. (I’ll update as I get more info, but nothing yet…)

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 either in the comments or on Twitter @ssteigerwald.

Denver Beer Hunter’s Report – 02/28/2014

Here’s this week’s report:

  • Crooked Stave Artisans is about to dump the glory upon us this week.
  • Dry Dock released Bligh’s on Sunday, word is it will start hitting stores right away, so look for it early this week.
  • Crooked Stave/Upslope Ferus Fluxus should hit stores this week.
  • Maybe a limited amount of Avery Opuntia will hit this week?  Or next?

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 either in the comments or on Twitter @ssteigerwald.

Denver Beer Hunter’s Report – 02/21/2014

Get ready to spend all your fucking money this week.  ALL OF IT.

Pliny the Younger will start hitting this week.  No, not a bottle release, but a rares release in any case.  If you’ve never tried it, go out and get some, give it a try.

Here’s this week’s report:

  • Crooked Stave/Upslope Ferus Fluxus (a Wild Belgian Pale Ale) releases Monday (2/17) and Tuesday (2/18) at the respective breweries.  Crooked Stave is releasing in 375 ml bottles while Upslope is releasing in 19.2 oz cans.  Assuming this hits distro this week.  Look for it next week on store shelves.  I believe only the CS bottles will hit distro, not the cans…anyone?
  • BA Old Rasputin XVI. Peep.
  • Bull and Bush is bottling Legend of the Liquid Brain!  It’s out now and flying off the shelves.
  • Avery Uncle Jacob’s is hitting shelves this week.
  • River North released Anniversary Ale #2 on Sunday. Look for some to hit shelves soon (this week?). I tried it this weekend and thought it was fantastic.
  • TRVE released Winter Zephyr on Sunday.  Look for some to hit Denver vicinity shelves only, because only Denver is metal enough.  Another one I tried this weekend…possibly their best so far. (UPDATE: TRVE put on their Facebook page that they sold out on Sunday…so it is unclear if this will even make store shelves. Unless they put some aside…)
  • Wait for it…
    • Dry Dock releases Bligh’s this Sunday, Feb 23rd, at 11 AM.  $20/bottle. No limits posted yet.  Look for it in stores next week.
    • Avery Opuntia, a sour ale with a dose of prickly pears and matured in small batch tequila barrels for 9 months, releases at Avery on Feb. 23 at 1 PM.  $12 per 12oz. bottle, limit 12 bottles.
    • Word is TRVE Tiphareth will be released this coming Sunday, Feb 23rd.  I’ll update here when definiteness occurs.
  • New brewery rumors (TBD):
    • Knee Deep (early ’14).
    • Off Color.
    • Melvin Brewing (Thai Me Up). 2×4? Yes please.  No word on when yet, so keep your eye out.
    • Is Ballast Point going to make it in January February? March? Never?? wtf

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 either in the comments or on Twitter @ssteigerwald.

Denver Beer Hunter’s Report – 02/14/2014

Here’s this week’s report:

  • Russian River/Avery Collaboration not Litigation is out.
  • Stone Stochasticity Project: Grapefruit Slam IPA this week.
  • This weekend, River North will release their Anniversary Ale #2, a 10.1% Belgian Golden Strong Ale dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin.  $9 for the bomber with a 6 bottle limit. Starts Friday and goes through the weekend.
  • TRVE is releasing Winter Zephyr on Sunday, 2/16, at 2 PM.
  • Boulevard Chocolate Ale hit most accounts late last week.  Maybe more will hit this week?
  • Sucaba also seems to still be trickling in to some places this week…
  • Crooked Stave/Upslope Ferus Fluxus (a Wild Belgian Pale Ale) releases Monday (2/17) and Tuesday (2/18) at the respective breweries.  Crooked Stave is releasing in 375 ml bottles while Upslope is releasing in 19.2 oz cans.  Assuming this hits distro the same week.
  • Avery Uncle Jacob’s released at the brewery last Sunday, look for it to hit store shelves shortly. (next week)
  • Dry Dock posted a release party date for Bligh’s; Feb 23rd, 11 AM.  $20/bottle. No limits posted yet.  Look for it in stores close to this date.
  • BA Old Rasputin XVI usually shows up late December, but it looks like this should hit in February this year (see this link).
  • TRVE Tiphareth (early Feb) and Winter Zephyr (soon!  Maybe this weekend!) will make appearances this winter.
  • New brewery rumors (TBD):
    • Knee Deep (early ’14).
    • Off Color.
    • Melvin Brewing (Thai Me Up). 2×4? Yes please.  No word on when yet, so keep your eye out.
    • Is Ballast Point going to make it in January February? March? Never?? wtf

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 either in the comments or on Twitter @ssteigerwald.