Beer Me: February 21, 2017 – February 27, 2017 – Chocolate Gose, S’Mores Dark Star, and The Earl

16819235_10154217725796776_8056586825629840611_oNo time for filler this month. Straight to events!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
2 – 9pm: Chocolate Gose Release at Copper Kettle Brewing Company

February at Copper Kettle is Decadent Chocolate Cask Month meaning multiple opportunities to drink your dessert. This week, they’ll release Chocolate Gose, “a sour German beer with a taste of salt and chocolate.”
Farm to Truck food truck will be serving the grub.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017  @ 4 – 11pm: Dark Star Days at Station 26 Brewing Co.

Each Wednesday in February, Station 26 is pouring two sixtels of their much-lauded bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout. One will be the original Dark Star and the other will be a Dark Star variant. This week it’s S’Mores Dark Star.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 5 – 8pm: Pilot Brew Thursday at Bruz Beers

Bruz is launching Pilot Brew Thursday, which will take place the fourth Thursday of each month. Each event will feature a limited, small batch of beers “experimental and outside the box.” The first installment will feature a Beet Saison get it while it lasts.

Friday, February 24, 2017 noon – 10pm: Throwback Beer Release at Great Divide Brewing Co.

With plenty of time before St. Patrick’s Day, Great Divide is bringing back a favorite brew in the form of St. Bridget’s Porter, a beer that has not been served in the taproom for the past 8 years. Named after a patron saint of Ireland known for turning water into beer, the throwback Porter will only be available on draft in Great Divide’s Tap Room and Barrel Bar for a limited time.

Friday, February 24 & Saturday, February 25, 2017noon – 11pm: Two-Year Anniversary Party at Goldspot Brewing Company

Goldspot is turning two and the two-day party starts on Friday at noon. Day one will feature the bottle release of La Cienega Farmhouse aged in oak barrels with freshly crushed syrah grapes from Infinite Monkey Theorem, live music with Roman Samuels Music, and food by Baby E’s BBQ. Saturday features the bottle release of Black Whiskey River Imperial Stout aged in Laws Whiskey House bourbon barrels, live music with Chris Dismuke Music, and food by The Pasty Republic.

Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 3 – 11pm: The Earl Can Release at CAUTION: Brewing Co.

Caution is releasing taproom favorite, The Earl, in cans for the first time. This will be the fourth beer Caution has released in cans. An English Mild brewed with Earl Grey tea and vanilla, the beer will be available in six-packs. Dress up in your fanciest of clothes and/or feel free to borrow mustaches and hats from the taproom and FEEL fancy.

Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 11am – 10pm: Johnny Cash’s Birthday at Black Shirt Brewing Co.

To celebrate what would be the Man in Black’s 85th birthday, Black Shirt is releasing Baritone Black IPA, a dark and brooding black IPA. Dark and smooth, the beer showcases flavors of milk chocolate and fresh roasted coffee and will coat your palate with resinous pine and bitter citrus notes. Along with plenty of Cash tunes, Walk the Line will screen at 7pm.

Monday, February 27, 2017 @4 – 10pm: Stout Month Keg of the Mondays at Diebolt Brewing Company

Diebolt is celebrating Stout Month by releasing variants of Vladislav nee The Commodore, their bourbon barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout, throughout the month. This week, drown your Monday blues with a Double Dutch Chocolate version.

Still thirsty? Use this handy map of Colorado breweries and other drinking establishments to plan your next adventure. Cheers.

Matt Sandy, a self-proclaimed “Beer Gadabout” and Certified Beer Server, has been enjoying beer since he was of legal drinking age. Having been born across the pond where “legal drinking age” is a relative term, let’s just say he washed down a shandy or two while still in short pants. He moved to Denver in 2007 and immediately took up residency at the Great Divide taproom. Since then, he’s enjoyed exploring all of the craft corners of this great town and in this column will highlight weekly beer-related events that you should consider drinking in. To bring it back full-circle, he joined the Great Divide team full-time in early 2017.