Firkin’ Report April 14th 2012

FIRKIN BEER REPORT 4-14 

Argonaut Wine and Liquor at 760 E. Colfax between Washington and Clarkson

It’s the weekend at Argonaut! Get in and say you heard about this special on the beer show and get 1 dollar off Oskar Blues six packs! You can also shop online at argonautliquor.com Stop in right now for these new smoking deals:

1) Strubbe - Ichtegem’s Grand Cru Flemish Red:    $4.99 for 11 oz bottle

2) Rogue Single Malt Ale:                                  $6.99 for 22oz bottle

3) JW Lees Harvest 2008 (Lagavulin Cask Aged)    $10.49 for 11oz bottle

4) Harviestoun Ola Dubh (Highland Park18 year old cask)    $11.49 for 11oz bottle

They have plenty of free parking at Colfax and Clarkson! Get in and tell em thanks for being a title sponsor of The Colorado Craft Beer Show

Dry Dock Brewing Company at the SW corner of Hampden and Chambers in Aurora:

22 oz. Bombers of Dry Dock’s Apricot Blonde will be available at tasting room for purchase starting Monday, April 16th! Bombers hit local stores last week. They also have on tap a nice summer session beer. Welcome the Heidi Klum - brewed with Pilsner and Vienna malts, Hefeweizen yeast and Liberty and Crystal hops resulting in a clear easy drinking beer with banana aroma and nutmeg phenols that finishes nicely with citrus flavor from the American hops. Coming in at 4.3% ABV and 22 IBU this is one session beer not to be missed

The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Silent Auction at Dry Dock Brewing is coming up on April 28th from 12pm-5pm. Special beer offerings will be on-tap for the event including Second Base Brown Ale which was specially brewed for the event, a Strawberry Hefeweizen firkin and some surprise tappings as well! There will be some fantastic items available to bid on from breweries and businesses aroundColoradoso make sure to be there!

For American Craft Beer Week Dry Dock Brewing will be tapping a different firkin everyday from May 14th thru May 20th. And the best part is… their having their Facebook Fans vote for their favorite firkin and give ideas for new firkins. Go to www.facebook.com/DryDockBrewing to join in the firkin fun!

Freshcraft located at 1530 Blake St. in Downtown Denver 

According to Jason Forgy at Freshcraft: The foot long beer brats were a big hit last  Monday, so they’ve decided to keep them going. Here’s the spin:  Starting 2 hours before each Rockiesgame you can get a foot long fresh house made beer brat topped with onions and kraut on an artisan roll for just $7.  They wrap it up so that you can take it to Coors Field.  Plus you’ll get a coupon for a 2 for 1 Upslope Craft Lager draft, valid on game days with Rockiesticket. Also Sign up now for the Freshcraft mailing list and get a free pint. Go to freshcraft.com and click on the FREE BEER icon. Freshcraft is iin the heart of downtown lodo. Stop in and see em at1530 Blake Street now!

The Cheeky Monk at Colfax and Pearl, Orchard Town Center in Westminster and at Winter Park!

On Tuesday April 17 – Keep the Glass Night w/Duvel Limited Edition Art Series  – Glass 2 Design by Parra.  7PM at Colfax & Westminster.  $11 Duvel & Glass while supplies last!

On Friday April 20th the Hemp Ale Tapping starting at  4:20 PM at the Colfax location – Enjoy this one of a kind brew from Firestone Walker’s Nectar Ale Brewing.

On Sunday April 22nd  ”Earth Day” – join the Cheeky Monk at Colfax orWestminsterfor their Mother Earth Paddle featuring 4 organic craft beers.  Receive a Cheeky bag with the paddle.

On May 8th (a Tuesday) Keep the Glass Night w/Duvel Limited Edition Art Series continues – Glass 3 Design by Eley Kishimoto.  7PM at Colfax & Westminster. Again $11 Duvel & Glass while supplies last!

Arvada Beer Company at 5600 Olde Wads in Olde Town Arvada

Get your butts into Arvada today! They just tapped their new Coal Car Cascadian Ale yesterday! Also  NEXT Friday they are releasing their Sasion de Davis.It’s the Floyd’s first Belgian Style Beer brewed with orange peal and pink peppercorns.

Arvada Beer Co also has 25 hours of Happy hour every week. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 12 to 7 and Saturday from 11 to 3 $1 off al pints. And Yes that includes our broadcast at noon at Arvada Beer on April 28th

Go to arvadabeer.com for details on the “women” only Pro Am coming up in June. The categories for you lady brewers!  Light Lagers, Pilsners Light Hybrids, English Pales and Scotch Ales. Entrees need to be turned in between June 1st and 15th. Again check our website or arvadabeer.com for details.

HIGHLAND TAP & BURGER Located at 32nd and Vellejo in LoHi

A couple new craft beers on tap at HTB: Breckenridge’s Agave Wheat and Upslope’s Craft Lager! Stop in for their weekend brunch Saturday and Sundays from 10a-2p featuring a great variety of breakfast items and a make your own bloody mary bar!  Also, during the week, you can stop in for lunch Tuesday through Friday and enjoy their April $10 Lunch sandwich & beer special which is their HTB Chicken Club paired with a Stranger Pale Ale draft!  Of course, you can always enjoy a great happy hour at the Tap Monday through Saturdays from 3:00-6:30 with lots of great food and drink specials.  Ladies, we also want to mention that Crafty Ladies and HTB has a great women’s craft beer club that meets twice a month so be sure to visit them on Facebook at http://facebook.com/craftyladies to learn how to sign up for their updates!

Highland Tap & Burger is also hosting the LoHi Music Festival again for the 2nd year in a row - the date will be August 4th.  Stay tuned to their facebook page for more updates:  http://www.facebook.com/lohimusicfestival

OSKAR BLUES LOCATED IN LONGMONT AND DOWNTOWN LYONS

On Thursday April 19th  the Jonesey’s Oskar Blues Beer Dinner inDenver, 6pm Gubna will be there!

Also next Thursday the Can Can Girls Barrel Aged Beers, 6-8pm, Tasty Weasel inLongmont, buy your tickets online in advance. $10 6 barrel aged brews from Oskar Blues, and a small plate a food pairings.

Next Friday the  Lagunitas Beer Dispensary at Home Made Liquids & Solids inLongmont, at 4:20 pm. Homemade’s will be pouring their flagship IPA on draft, as well as some specialty brews to be determined.

Next Saturday the 21st Funk’n Wild Sour & Wild Beer Club at  Home Made Liquids & Solids inLongmont. They will meet every few months or so. 3-6pm at the upstairs bar. Featuring American craft beers from Funkwerks,RussianRiver, Strange Brewing, Crooked Stave & New Belgium. The “Godfather of (Beer) Funk,” Eric Salazaar from New Belgium, will be attending as the featured speaker. This is FREE!

And on Friday April 27th – mark your calendars for the SkasKar Blues party. HMLS tearing down 30 taps to fill withOB and Ska taps only!!! You cant spell oskar Blues without Ska!

The Royal Hilltop on the North East Corner of Hampden and Tower

Join em from Trivia with Geeks Who Drink every Saturday night at 8 – enjoy beer specials, prizes and more. This week looks to be a great time to join Royal Hilltop on the patio for $5.99 lunch specials or for Happy Hour starting at 3PM.

Strange Brewing Co at the NE Corner of 13th and Zuni

Reminder that Strange Brewing is now open on Sundays. Get in and enjoy a small batch brew of their Fennel Pilsner. Just tapped this week, it sits at an ABV of 5% and 35 IBUs. Also stop in for one barrel Wednesdays. Strange is up at Breckenridge Brew Fest pouring beers. Also remind you to free up your calendars on Saturday May 19th for Strange’s 2nd Anniversary Party! Special brews, food, music and US! We will broadcast from 13th and Zuni from 12-1 pm.