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.

Denver Beer Hunter’s Report – 02/07/2014

Here’s this week’s report:

  • Sucaba. This week. Dog will hunt.
  • Alesmith My Bloody Valentine.  Get it for your sweetheart.
  • Avery Uncle Jacob’s releases at the brewery on Sunday, 2/9, at 1 PM.  Line up!
  • Boulevard Chocolate Ale, plus a box of chocolates.  (Maybe next week…then again, it’s showing up this week at some stores.)
  • 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? 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 – 01/31/2014

This has the potential to be a huge beer week…and an expensive one.

Here’s this week’s report:

  • Crooked Stave is releasing Batch 60 in bottles this week (Tuesday).  Winter St. Bretta will be out soon too (as in this week…no later than next Monday).  Crushing it.
  • Stone Matt’s Burning Rosid, an imperial cherrywood-smoked saison, is out this week.
  • River North is at it again.  The will release Scotch Barrel J. Marie this Saturday, Feb 1 at 1 PM.
  • Sucaba should be hitting reeeal soon. (it hit late Feb last year…just FYI)
  • Dry Dock’s Bligh’s should be out late Jan/early Feb.  At Big Beers, they said late Jan…
  • BA Old Rasputin XVI usually shows up late December, but it looks like this should hit in February this year (see commenter from last week and this link).
  • TRVE Tiphareth (early Feb) and Winter Zephyr (soon!) 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?  That’s the last rumor…

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.

Disclaimer: I do not post about Russian River, Cantillon, various Firestone Walker and other very rare beers.  Thank the hoarders for this…some things still need to be kept secret from these scoundrels.

Denver Beer Hunter’s Report – 01/24/2014

Here’s this week’s report:

  • Boulevard Rye on Rye
  • On Jan 25 (this Saturday), River North will release B-Side Avarice at 1 PM (at the brewery).  Mr. Bs will also release it later that same day. No word yet on limits/cost.
  • TRVE is releasing the third batch of Eastern Candle this Sunday! No football…maybe I can actually make it this time!
  • Crooked Stave is releasing Batch 60 on tap this week (Tuesday). Bottles will be released next week.
  • BA Old Rasputin XVI usually shows up late December, but it didn’t…maybe this month?
  • I know I said I would not be providing updates for Firestone Walker beers…but I think that time has passed.  Although FW is still highly sought, we are seeing more and more phenomenal beers hit the region (thanks Crooked Stave Artisans!).  With that said, Sucaba should be hitting reeeal soon. (P.S. – Stop calling the stores! It won’t be out in Denver for a couple weeks yet! Jeez.)
  • Stone Matt’s Burning Rosid, an imperial cherrywood-smoked saison, should be out soon.
  • TRVE Tiphareth and Winter Zephyr will make appearances this winter.
  • Dry Dock’s Bligh’s should be out late Jan/early Feb.  At Big Beers, they said late Jan…we shall see.
  • 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?  That’s the last rumor…

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.

Disclaimer: I do not post about Russian River, Cantillon, various Firestone Walker and other very rare beers.  Thank the hoarders for this…some things still need to be kept secret from these scoundrels.

Denver Beer Hunter’s Report – 01/17/2014

Vail Big Beers kicked my ass.  Lots of fun though.

Here’s this week’s report:

  • On Tuesday (Jan 14), Crooked Stave is releasing bottles of Nightmare on Brett starting at 5 PM (at The Source).  $12/bottle, 6 bottle limit. Cash only!!!!  (bottles are still available at The Source…this is also hitting stores this week)
  • Elevation Señorita and Oil Man both should be out shortly.  Maybe even this week.  They are here, man.
  • Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence.
  • Bigfoot.  Complete your 31 year vertical.
  • AC Golden Framboise Noir (this week or next week).
  • On Jan 25, River North will release B-Side Avarice at 1 PM (at the brewery).  Mr. Bs will also release it later that same day. No word yet on limits/cost.
  • BA Old Rasputin XVI usually shows up late December, but it didn’t…maybe this month?
  • I know I said I would not be providing updates for Firestone Walker beers…but I think that time has passed.  Although FW is still highly sought, we are seeing more and more phenomenal beers hit the region (thanks Crooked Stave Artisans!).  With that said, Sucaba should be hitting reeeal soon. (P.S. – Stop calling the stores! It won’t be out in Denver for a couple weeks yet! Jeez.)
  • TRVE Tiphareth and Winter Zephyr will make appearances this winter.
  • Dry Dock’s Bligh’s should be out late Jan/early Feb.  At Big Beers, they said late Jan…we shall see.
  • 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?  That’s the last rumor…
  • Other beers, unknown dates, randomness, yay:
    • Stone Matt’s Burning Rosid, an imperial cherrywood-smoked saison.
    • It looks like Crooked Stave Artisans is bringing more interesting stuff, including De Struise Black Albert and Pannepøt, Invercargill Smokin’ Bishop, Yeastie Boys Gunnamatta, To Øl Fuck Art – This Is Architecture (yes, this was approved for CO), some Dieu Du Ciel beer, some new (to us) Mikkeller beers and more.  This. Is. Awesome!

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.

Disclaimer: I do not post about Russian River, Cantillon, various Firestone Walker and other very rare beers.  Thank the hoarders for this…some things still need to be kept secret from these scoundrels.