Wednesday, October 17, 2012

River North Brewing

River North Brewing is located in the RiNo district in Denver. They've been open for 8 months but have 7 beers on tap from a farmhouse ale to a table sour ale. A very unusual ale was the Oaked Imperial Wit, subtle and tasty. Patrick, one of the brewer's was serving us today.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lunch at Backcountry Pizza and Tap House

Lunch at Backcountry Pizza and Tap House with their 52 microbrewery beers on tap is a pleasure to indulge. You might be lucky to be seated next to the owner, John who can spin a yarn as no one else can. Today they have New Belgian's Shadow of the Foeder, a blend of 1554 and sour Love Felix on cask. Also on tap is JW Lee's Autumn limited edition, a strong ale.

Monday, October 15, 2012

2009 Ten Fidy Sour

GABF has come and gone but the remainders can be still be found on tap like this 2009 sour Ten Fidy by Oskar Blues. It's a rich sweet and sour Imperial Stout, at 10.5% alcohol, I'll have a taster please!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Fwd: GABF week continues at Backcountry Pizza and Tap House

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From: Darlene Smith <>
Date: October 13, 2012, 2:03:31 PM MDT
To: Darlene Smith <>
Subject: GABF week continues at Backcountry Pizza and Tap House

Our next stop is Backcountry Pizza and Tap House in Boulder. New Belgian's Ohh La La, a raspberry brown at 8.5%, is a sweet tart in a pint.

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Continuation of GABF week at Avery Brewing again

Avery Brewing has special taps for GABF week, today Uncle Jacob's Stout at 17% and Collaboration without Litigation at 8.9%. It's crowded with patrons who are staying out of the rain. Avery won a silver medal with their Belgian style wheat-White Rascal!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

GABF continues at Left Hand Brewing

Taster set of Pumpkin Ale, Haystack Wheat with different hops, Fade to Black, and Wake up Dead. Wake up Dead is on nitro and taste real good.

Adam Avery

Adam Avery stops by to chat with us. He's a friendly guy who likes to talk about his beer.

Avery Brewing GABF week

GABF week continues at Avery Brewing

GABF week continues at Avery Brewing in Boulder. Rumpkin, a rum barrel aged pumpkin ale is for sale in bottles and by the taster at the tap room. We're drinking Rumpkin at 15.9% in tasters along with Ross's Mom, a sour red blend at 9%.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Grand Opening of Black Shirt Brewing

I have been wanting for 2 years for this brewery to open. I met the brewer and fellow owners of the Black Shirt when they were brewing in their basement in Centennial Colorado, since then they found a building to house their brewery and with perseverance they are finally opening.
Grand Opening October 13, more information will be posted on Facebook, so like Black Shirt Brewing.
It coincides with the last day of GABF, so if your in the RiNo district in Denver stop on by. Just look for the red door with BSB monogram and have a pint of the Red Ale.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Black Shirt Brewing Co

Saturday was a backyard party at Black Shirt Brewing in the RiNo district in Denver. Party started at 5 pm in the back area of the brewery. The tables from the taproom were placed outside for this event and the Mestizos Food Truck was there providing munchies throughout the evening.

This night they wet hopped their red ale in two version batches; one with Centennial hops and another with Willamette hops. the hops were from Voss Farm Colorado. It was an even draw on which one tasted better, I liked the Willamette red while Larry preferred the Centennial red ale. The Willamette hops were more subtle and smooth while the Centennial hopped ale had a strong hop aroma with a bitter aftertaste.

As the night progressed, more patrons dropped by, some who know about the party in advance and some who were passersby curious about the brewery. With GABF just a week away, I hope Chad, Carissa, and Branden are ready for the flood of curious beer folks at Black Shirt Brewing.

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