One of the best Denver craft beer issues to do in April


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Los Dos Potrillos, a long-running line of Mexican restaurants, has hired award-winning brewer Chris Gilmore to handle beer production at its Parker facility, which also includes a brewhouse.

Gilmore began his career as a packaging manager at Dry Dock Brewing before moving to Lone Tree Brewing in 2017, where he eventually became a premier brewer and helped produce beers like Lone Tree Mexican Lager and Hop Zombie Imperial Red IPA – both of which were very well preserved .

“Chris knows a lot about beer without a doubt and we look forward to welcoming him,” said a Los Dos Potrillos spokesman. “We can’t wait to take our beer to the next level and we’re thrilled to have Chris lead it.”

Los Dos Potrillos opened the Parker restaurant brewery in the former home of the FanDraught Sports Brewery (19340 Cottonwood Drive) in 2018 and decided to keep the brewing facility to continue producing beer there.

Read on to see how craft beer is tapped and released through mid-April.

Wednesday April 14th
Woods Boss Brewing launches 16-ounce cans of Lava Dancer IPA. “Inspired by the Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park, Lava Dancer is doubly dry and bursting with dramatic taste and aroma and ends with a creamy mouthfeel,” says the brewery. It offers Zamba, Centennial and Southern Cross hops.

Cerebral Brewing is offering a triple release with new cans of Mango Sticky Stuff, an 8.7 percent ABV rice double IPA made from mango, along with Citra and Motueka hops. Wheels Up, a 6.5 percent IPA made with Sabro and Citra IPAs; and Time Crystal, a 6.1 percent ABV IPA with hops from mosaic, galaxy, stratum and simcoe.

Copper Kettle Brewing taps a new fruit firkin every Wednesday this Wednesday. This time it’s Pineapple Orange IPA, the brewery’s traditional West Coast style IPA made from both fruits.

Thursday April 15th
New Cans: Diebolt Brewing recently brought back Charlie BlackBerry Fruited Quick Sour in honor of baseball season. Named after Charlie Blackmon, the Colorado Rockies outfielder, the beer was brewed with calypso hops and two pounds of blackberry puree per barrel, then fermented with seasonal yeast. It is available in packs of 4 and on tap.

Betsy Lay and Kelissa Hieber.EXPAND

Betsy Lay and Kelissa Hieber.

Goldspot Brewing

Friday April 16
“There aren’t too many individual, women, brewer, and LGBT breweries in the country,” say Goldspot and Lady Justice breweries, but Denver happens to have two of them. The Big Gay IPA was brewed with hops from Belma, Sabro and Azacca for notes of strawberries, coconuts and papaya. It was also made with malt from Colorado’s Troubadour Maltings (for apricot notes) and a special yeast that adds mango and pineapple flavors. And since it doesn’t make sense for these two breweries to bring out a beer without a charitable component, both breweries donate $ 2 for every pint or can be sold to two charities, Queer * and the Transformative Freedom Fund.

Little Machine Beer Company brings back Tangerine Crushsicle. This beer was brewed with real mandarins and vanilla pods from Madagascar. The taproom opens at 11 a.m.

Epic Brewing releases a special reserve mix of its signature Big Bad Baptist in bottles in its taproom and liquor stores. “Every fall, a handful of Big Bad Baptist barrels rise above the others and their release is delayed until spring,” explains the brewery. “The barrels that rose during the experiments in late 2020 for the occasion were rye barrels from a distillery in Templeton, Iowa. So we rewarded those barrels from a single source by adding them to the Big Bad Baptist Reserve 2021 put aside. “

Saturday 17th April
River North Brewery is releasing a special version of their Fifteener Double IPA, draft and canned, in both taprooms. Gin Barrel-Aged Fifteener is a massive hoppy beer that has been matured in gin barrels.

Ratio Beerworks releases Trail of Dead Koelsch, a beer made for the Austin, Texas-based alternative rock band … and you’ll know us on the trail of the dead. It was brewed in partnership with the Sire Beer Company, a startup gypsy brewery made up of two former music industry professionals who hope to work with various bands and breweries across the country. Band members Jason Reese and Conrad Keely will be playing in the taproom from 2pm to 5pm with limited prints, signed vinyl and special guitar raffles.

Sunday April 18th
Comrade Brewing taps two beers. Honeyman 39 is the newest addition to the brewery’s R&D IPA range. it was hopped with Amarillo, Barbe Rouge and Centennial. The Mexican-style Lost Shaker Lager also returns to the taproom. This crispy 5 percent ABV beer was brewed with corn flakes and Zuper Saaz hops.

Tuesday April 20th
Novel Strand Brewing celebrates 4/20 with burgers and three news beers: Busi in the Sky With Diamonds, an unfiltered 7% ABV hop beer made with hops from HBC-586, Nelson Sauvin and Riwaka; It would be a lot cooler if it was green, a hop with Idaho 7, Mosaic, and Nelson Sauvin; and 2> 1: Nelson Sauvin + Strata.

Wednesday April 21st
Copper Kettle Brewing taps a new fruit firkin every Wednesday this Wednesday. This time it’s Blackberry Hefeweizen, the brewery’s traditional German yeast with blackberry puree.

Friday April 23rd
Little Machine Beer Company picks Sweetie Baby We Like Parties, a West Coast-style IPA brewed with Sultana and Amarillo hops. The taproom opens at 11 a.m.

Our Mutual Friend Brewing and Wild Provisions Beer projects have partnered with Brazilian company Koala San Brew to create Amigos de Longo Data, a collaboration “inspired by our respective passions for mixed microbes, oaks and time “said the breweries. “This fermentation is the result of a cloudy, 100 percent Colorado wort, which was cooled for one evening in our Koelschip on aged Simcoe hops with full cones. With our house culture, fermented and matured in fresh Chardonnay barrels for a year this cooperation project Bottled in March 2020. After twelve months of conditioning in the glass, this wild beer presents great aromas of dried orange peel, apricot, hop diesel funk and gooseberry / white wine grapes. Naturally conditioned with orange blossom honey. “The beer is today at Our Mutual Friend and tomorrow , April 24th, available from Wild Provisions in Boulder.

Saturday April 24th
Peak View Brewing in Greenwood Village is celebrating its biennial this weekend with a new beer, a bottle release, brewery tours, food trucks, music and custom t-shirts.

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Jonathan Shikes is from Denver and writes about business and beer for Westword.

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