Small-batch releases from Lone Tree, Avery, Copper Kettle and River North
Lone Tree Brewing has brewed a pair of special beers that are being served only at the four Parry's Pizza locations -- in Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock and Parker. The first beer, which will be available year-round as a house beer, is Landon's Wanna Walk Wheat, an unfiltered wheat ale "brightened by subtle hop additions and a delicate citrus aroma." The second beer is Passion Me By, an unfiltered wheat ale that has been "delicately infused with passion fruit, lending it a slightly tart and thirst quenching finish." It is a seasonal release and will only be available for a limited time.
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June is Smoked Cask Month at the Copper Kettle, and the brewery will feature a firkin of a different smoked beer each Wednesday, along with food from the Texorado BBQ food truck. Today's beer is Smoked American IPA.
River North Brewery will tap a five-gallon keg of J. Marie Saison infused with grapefruit today at 3 p.m. for this week's edition of Wayward Wednesday. The brewery used both grapefruit zest and fruit chunks in the beer.
The Yak & Yeti will tap -- get ready for it -- Chocolate Frosting Stout, a 5.3 percent chocolate milk stout inspired by head brewer Adam Draeger's mom's frosting recipe. Be there are 4 p.m. to taste the chocolate, vanilla and almond flavors.
Friday, June 7
Hops & Pie will tap a cask of Stone Brewing's Ruination IPA today at 6 p.m. as part of the pizza restaurant's monthly Firkin First Friday program. The 7.6 percent ABV beer is loaded with Amarillo and Chinook hops.
Black Shirt Brewing will tap a beer at 5 p.m. that it collaborated on with an artist named Tired Pirate, who will also host an exhibition of his paintings at the brewery tonight for First Friday. The beer, called Love At All Cost, is a sour saison will have notes of hibiscus, rhubarb and a hint of cinnamon. It was designed to tie in with the art show.
Saturday, June 8
Yes, Avery Brewing's amazing but very sold-out Boulder Sour Fest is taking place today in Boulder, but if you didn't tickets, Crooked Stave Barrel Cellar here in Denver will give you another way to pucker up. The brewery will tap four new sour or wild ales, alongside some of its other current offerings. Here is the lineup: Musty Cedar Box, a Burgundy sour aged in Leopolds Whiskey barrels; Nightmare on Brett, a dark sour aged in Leopolds Whiskey barrels; WaelzBlood (Cheers! 2012), a peach sour with hibiscus; Razzy Surette, a barrel-aged Provision Saison aged with raspberries; Wild Wild Brett Violet, made with passion fruit and dry-hopped; and the summer batch of St. Bretta, which was made with blood oranges. Crooked Stave is open noon to 10 p.m.
Sunday, June 9
Avery Brewing will release Momi Hiwa, the fifteenth edition in its series of very small-batch bottled beers, today at 5 a.m. at the tap room. The beer, a coconut stout aged for six months in rum barrels, was designed to taste like a Mounds bar soaked in rum. Although the bottles don't go on sale until 5 p.m., the tap room opens at 11 a.m. and people are expected to start lining up several hours early. The bottles cost $10 each and there is a limit of twelve per person, cash only. As always, a lineup of rare and exclusive beers will be available in the Line Party, which begins at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, June 12
June is Smoked Cask Month at the Copper Kettle, and the brewery will feature a firkin of a different smoked beer each Wednesday, along with food from the Texorado BBQ food truck. Today's beer is Smoked Maibock.
Saturday, June 15
Great Divide Brewing will once again celebrate its anniversary with a giant block party in the Curtis Park/Ballpark neighborhood, where the brewery was founded nineteen years ago. In addition to food trucks, and live music from A. Tom Collins, the Parlor Pickers, Confluence and Royal Aces, Great Divide will brew up a full spectrum of small-batch and experimental beers to complement its stellar regular lineup. The party runs from 2 to 6 p.m., and tickets, if it isn't sold out, are $30 in advance and $35 the day of.
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