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The Colorado Brewers Guild was hit hard when the pandemic began in March 2020 as it had to cancel its annual signature events and biggest fundraiser, the Collaboration Fest and Brewers Rendezvous. But the organization has come back and has announced that one of them, the Rendezvous, will return later this year. The guild will also co-host the annual Denver Rare Beer Tasting in September.
The 25th annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous takes place on Saturday October 2nd at its traditional location in Salida’s Riverside Park. It includes unlimited tastings, live music, and local food. In addition, the guild will host its third pre-vous, the night before, October 1st, at the historic SteamPlant. as “an intimate get-together with light fare and twenty breweries serving exclusive beers not available at Brewers Rendezvous,” describes the event center. Tickets to both events – between $ 40 and $ 110 – go on sale July 12 at 12 noon
“Rooted in camaraderie and tradition, the rendezvous is unlike any other craft beer celebration that stems from the Colorado Brewers Guild’s desire to find a place for brewers to gather and hold their annual get-together,” says the guild. “As many brewers already took part in the Salida Beer Festival in 1995, Salida became the spontaneous meeting point for their general meeting. Since then, the rendezvous has been a valued craft beer festival and fundraising campaign for both the CBG and the Salida Chamber of Commerce for 25 years . “
In addition, the guild, together with Pints for Prostates, is organizing the 13th annual Denver Rare Beer Tasting on September 9th from 1pm to 5pm in the McNichols Civic Center Building. The event is usually held in conjunction with the Great American Beer Festival, but this event has been postponed to 2022.
At this event, sixty of the most respected breweries in the country will be serving their rarest, most unique, vintage and limited edition offerings. Tickets for $ 125 will go on sale today, July 8, at 10:00 a.m. Proceeds from this year’s event will support the Pints for Prostates campaign missions and the Colorado Brewers Guild.
Read on to see craft beer taps and events through mid-July.
Thursday July 8th
Join Novel Strand Brewing as it continues its third anniversary week with food from the Mukja truck and the release of Vicious Delicious, a 100 percent Brettanomyces-fermented sour beer made from HBC-586 and Strata hops, along with guava and passion fruit.
TRVE Brewing and Baere Brewing, both of which are located on Broadway just a block away from each other on opposite sides of 3rd Avenue, have collaborated on a new beer called Battle For 3rd Ave. This Belgian style Witbier is made from Colorado malt and orange peel and coriander. It will be available on tap and in cans in both taprooms. In addition, TRVE recently canned several other beers, including Red Chaos, a mixed sour golden ale matured on Colorado-grown Montmorency cherries; Starving Gods of Old, a mixed culture sour golden ale matured on “frequent mounds” of peaches off the western slopes of Colorado; and Dream Weapon, a brand new IPA brewed with Colorado malt and hopped with Mosaic, Mandarina Bavaria and Huell Melon.
Epic Brewing is bringing a brand new beer to the taproom. Feel the beat from the tangerine IPA was brewed with
three “shrill hops, enough tangerine puree to fill a VW bus and only a pinch of disco,” says the brewery. The hops are citra, amarillo and centennial. It will also be available in cans.
Yes, that’s the label.
Friday July 9th
Bierstadt Lagerhaus presents its newest beer, Noble Stuff Dortmunder Export Style Lager. The beer is a special project for brewery co-owner and brewer Bill Eye. Dortmunders are related to Pils, but are typically a bit malty, sweeter and have a touch more alcohol.
Reverence Brewing will open its doors for the first time at 1604 East 17th Avenue, on the site previously occupied by both Thirsty Monk and Deep Draft Brewing. There is beer and homemade lemonade on tap.
Little Machine Beer Company taps You Make Me Fuchsia Citrus Hibiscus Gose. “Another pink beer comes from the notorious pink beer experts. It’s like a collaboration between us and ourselves, because the machine doesn’t work with anyone, ”says the brewery.
Join Novel Strand Brewing as it continues its third anniversary week with food from Pho King Rapidos and the re-release of Green Showers with Amarillo, Huell Melon, Idaho 7 and Mosaic Hops; and Falafel Pop, an unfiltered IPA with 7 percent ABV with HBC-586, Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin hops.
As part of the countdown to the 50th anniversary, the Bull & Bush Brewery taps a new beer every Friday. This time it’s Waxing for a Friend Summer Ale in the English style, made with papaya and lemon.
New Image Brewing is releasing a new bottled beer called Zola Rye Imperial Stout, created in partnership with Transient Artisan Ales. Named after New Image’s brewery dog, Zola is a 13.6 percent alcohol beer that has been conditioned with Vietnamese cinnamon and Brazilian coffee.
Saturday 10th July
Things have gotten a little sticky lately for Major League Baseball as it comes from pitchers that may or may not have “sticky stuff” on their baseballs. With the All-Star Game at Coors Field, Denver Beer Co. is releasing Big League Sticky, All-Star Double Hazy, a limited-edition beer that will be available on draft and in packs of four at all three DBC locations. “This double-cloudy IPA was dry-hopped at five pounds per barrel of Citra, Cascade, and Simcoe, resulting in an aromatic combination of citrus, pine, and legal resin,” the brewery says.
When the All-Star Game hit town, Cerebral Brewing decided to “compile our own MVP list of beers from our favorite breweries around the country … and showcase the All-Star Can Jam”. Cerebral will only have two cases of cans (mostly IPAs and fruit beers) from each of the following breweries – and only sell them for local consumption from noon until they sell out: Other Half Brewing, Almanac Beer, Trillium Brewing, Finback Brewery, Hop Butcher For The World, Alvarado Street Brewery, Great Notion Brewing, Bottle Logic Brewing, Resident Culture Brewing, and Cloudburst Brewing.
Join Novel Strand Brewing as it continues its third anniversary week with food from the El Chuletazo truck and the release of Third Time’s Ice Cream conditioned in oak with organic blackberries, blueberries and raspberries. It is available in 500 ml bottles with a cork and a cage.
Comrade Brewing taps True Level at noon. This German-American pilsner with 5.3% vol was dry-hopped with sapphire and saaz. It’s “crunchy, light, and tasty,” says the brewery.
Saturday 17th July
River North Brewery is bringing a Belgian beer bash to their taproom on Washington Street to celebrate Rum Quandary. The brewery will offer at least six of its Belgian beers (including Double Dubbel) and will serve Styria Bakery pretzels.
Living the Dream Brewing is celebrating its seventh birthday with two days of special releases, food and fun. Some of the beers are Chai Stout, Blackberry Saison and the debut of the latest Powder Run Cream Ale variant: Lemon Bar. Barrel Aged Imperial Stout and Barrel Aged Barleywine are also making a return. On Saturdays, enjoy food from Woodhill Small Batch BBQ and Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs. Biker Jim’s returns next to What the Crepe on Sunday.
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Jonathan Shikes is from Denver and writes about business and beer for Westword.