Beer calendar: Try new brews from TRVE, Copper Kettle and Jagged Mountain
Left Hand Brewing co-founder and president Eric Wallace was recognized last week as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the consumer products and services category, beating out two dozen other candidates. The award recognizes "extraordinary performance in leading successful innovative businesses, strong financial performance, and an endearing commitment to the community," the brewery says. Left Hand was founded in 1993 in Longmont, by Wallace and Dick Doore.
Eric Wallace of Left Hand Brewing.
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TRVE Brewing will tap a brand new beer today. Hail Saison, Worship Doom is a 6.6 percent ABV summer saision brewed with lemon and lime zest.
River North Brewery will bring back its sherry-, wine-, and whiskey-aged blend, Barrel Reserve 2014, today at 3 p.m. as part of its weekly Wayward Wednesday series.
It's Saison Month at the Copper Kettle, and the brewery will be tapping a firkin of Black Pepper Saison today at 3 p.m. Ckrepes will be serving food.
Thursday, July 3
Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery will release a new beer, The Wolf Black Saison, today -- and hopes to celebrate with fireworks from Coors Field. The owners of the brewery think they may have a good view from their patio, although they aren't sure since they weren't around during the Independence Day weekend last year. Either way, the brewery will keep later hours today and tomorrow just in case.
Friday, July 4
Black Shirt Brewing will release a new batch of its popular Pale Red Rye today with a party starting at 2 p.m. when the beer -- made with six kinds of malt and three hops varieties -- will be available on draft and in counter-pressure filled growlers to go (be sure and bring your empties). Roaming Bull Brasserie will be on hand serving food, while John Hyde from the Denver band Two Tone Wolf Pack will be playing some music.
The Brew on Broadway will kick off a three-day birthday bash tonight celebrating its first anniversary. The brewery will debut five new ales over the course of the long weekend and show off its new cask ale system. There will be music each night; No One Man plays today at 7 p.m.
Copper Kettle Brewing will celebrate Independence Day with a BYOG (Bring Your Own Grub) barbecue and the tapping of its seasonal Kolsch beer. The brewery will light up a couple of grills out back and serve its American-made beer starting at noonish.
Saturday, July 5
The 2nd Annual Erie Brewfest takes place today from noon to 4 p.m. featuring beers from more than 25 Colorado breweries. The event, held on Briggs Street in Historic Downtown Erie, benefits the Erie Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Brewers Guild. Pre-sale tickets are $30, or $35 day of the event. Brewers scheduled to attend include: Echo Brewing, Old Mine Cidery, Industrial Revolution Brewing, Gravity Brewing, Crystal Springs Brewing Co, Rockyard Brewing Co, Odd 13 Brewing Co, Pateros Creek Brewing Co, Odell Brewing Co, Wild Woods Brewery, Kannah Creek Brewing Co, Big Choice Brewing, Left Hand Brewing Co, Crooked Stave, CB & Potts, Great Divide Brewing, Front Range Brewing, Lone Tree Brewing, Beer By Design, Kokopelli Brewing, Brewery Rickoli, Wonderland Brewery, and Pug Ryan's Brewing.
The Brew on Broadway continues its three-day birthday bash today celebrating its first anniversary. The brewery will debut five new ales over the course of the long weekend and show off its new cask ale system. The Colorado Craft Beer Show (on AM 760) with John Turk, and co-hosted by Breckenridge Brewery's Todd Thibault, will be in the house from noon to 2 p.m. Jay Burwick will play live music at 7 p.m.
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