Prost Brewing opens, Left Hand's Oktoberfest returns in this week's beer calendar
Left Hand Brewing in Longmont is out early with its copper-colored Oktoberfest Märzen Lager. The 6.6 percent ABV German-style beer took two months two brew (so drink it slowly), something that was made easier by Left Hand's recent addition of several 480-barrel fermenters. The space crunch meant that Oktoberfest was only available in Colorado last year. This year, the slightly sweet, biscuity beer will be available in all 25 states where Left Hand is distributed.
Wednesday, August 22
Bristol Brewing in Colorado Springs will introduce two new beers, Belgian Dubbel and Belgian Trippel today at 5 p.m. in its taproom. The two beers, which will be sold exclusively in 750 ml bottles, will be paired with cheeses that were specially selected by Blue Sage Catering.
Thursday, August 23
Prost Brewing opens its doors to the public at noon today. The highly-anticipated new German-style brewery and biergarten will have its Weißbier, Pils and Dunkel on tap.
The Focus on the Beer blog in Colorado Springs will host Crabtree Brewing's Andrew Sheffield at its regular Meet the Brewer series tonight at 7 p.m. at Front Range BBQ, 2330 West Colorado Avenue in Colorado Springs. Sheffield works in the brewery's barrel program and played a part in the making of Menage at Trois, a barrel-aged beer that won a silver medal at the World Beer Cup last May. Other beers from the Greeley-based brewery will also be on tap, including Ginger Bee, Serenity Amber and Boxcar Brown.
Friday, August 24
Boulder Beer will tap Stage 6, a bourbon barrel-aged rye pale ale, today to celebrate the sixth stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge that finishes in Boulder. The beer will be on tap today and tomorrow only at the brewery (and a few other spots in Boulder.
Dry Dock Brewing in Aurora will tap two firkins of Blueberry Hefeweizen today, one at 3 p.m. and another around 7 or 8 p.m., as part of its weekly Firkin Friday program.
Saturday, August 25
Odell Brewing in Fort Collins celebrates the return of Deconstruction in its tap room today beginning at 4 p.m. Guests are invited to sample the brew, along with grub from the Rolling Bistro Food Truck and music from 4 to 6 p.m. from the Constant Tourists. Deconstruction is a barrel-aged Golden Ale most that was last brewed in 2010. Based on Jacque Derrida's theory of Deconstruction ("whereby developing a process of brewing that first deconstructs the desired complexities in the finished product thereby revealing how to achieve these characteristics through brewing process," Odell says), the beer was created by blending the final recipe with smaller pilot batches of the brew aged in oak barrels and fermented with wild yeasts.
See events in September on the next page.