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Beer Calendar: Get Your Brews With Lemon, Cinnamon, Ginger, Orange and Chocolate

Beer Calendar: Get Your Brews With Lemon, Cinnamon, Ginger, Orange and Chocolate
Dry Dock Brewing Facebook page

Two bi-partisan groups of Colorado lawmakers -- a crew that is often woefully unfamiliar with this state's craft-beer industry -- will make their way to a pair of breweries this week as part of a program created by the Colorado Brewers Guild called Hop the Vote. A team of state senators will be at Dry Dock Brewing today while a roster of state representatives will head to Denver Beer Co on Friday. Both groups will brew a beer -- and then Great American Beer Festival attendees will vote on which is better in October. The real payoff will come in 2015 and thereafter, though, if the Guild is able to keep these legislators on its side when it comes to booze-related political issues like whether or not grocery stores should be allowed to sell full-strength beer, wine and spirits.

Turn the page for all of this week's craft-beer events.

Beer Calendar: Get Your Brews With Lemon, Cinnamon, Ginger, Orange and Chocolate
Station 26 Brewing Facebook page

Wednesday, August 27

Copper Kettle Brewing has been tapping a series of firkins on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. this month based on childhood cereals. The last one is Apple Jacks, an American blonde with apples and cinnamon. Ckrepes will be serving its Asian/Hawaiian-style cuisine at 3 p.m. The brewery is now tapping two firkins of each one.

Since fall is now in the air, River North Brewery says, it will dig into the cellar for a beer that it hasn't tapped since last winter, B-Side Avarice -- as part of its weekly Wayward Wednesday series. Single keg only; first pours at 3 p.m.

Black Shirt Brewing will tap a new beer today at 5 p.m. on which it collaborated with Old Major. It's a Lemongrass Red Farmhouse, and there is only a small amount.

Thursday, August 28

Station 26 Brewing will tap a firkin of Euro Pale Ale with lemon and ginger today as part of its weekly cask program. The Farm to Truck food truck will be on hand.

Friday, August 29

Dry Dock Brewing will tap a cask of Chocolate Orange Peel Imperial Stout today at 3 p.m. as part of its weekly Firkin Friday program.

For more events in September, turn the page.

Friday, September 5

Lowry Beer Garden will strike up the band again for Oktoberfest, celebrating the German-style beer party for three weekends in a row this month. And this year, the spot's new sister location, Green Valley Ranch Beer Garden, will also celebrate. Left Hand Brewing will take over the taps today and tomorrow, from 5 to 9 p.m., pouring Oktoberfest, Milk Stout Nitro, Polestar Pilsner and 400 Pound Monkey. There will also be oom-poah bands in the house each weekend, including Austrian Connection, The Rhinelanders and the Peter Kron Band -- not to mention Lowry's collection of brats and dogs. So dust off your dirndl, polka shoes and lederhosen for this annual fall tradition. Anyone wearing the getup gets their first beer free.

Conservation Colorado, which works to conserve the state's water, air -- and beer, will hold its fourth annual Save the Ales fundraiser and beer tasting event at EXDO tonight beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 (VIP tix are $60 and get you in an hour early) and include unlimited beer samples from 20-25 breweries, along with food from local vendors. Get the brewery list and more info at ConservationCO.org/SaveTheAles.

Saturday, September 6

Denver Beer Co will hold its annual Hop Swap today at the Platte Street taproom. In the spring, the brewery gives away hops plants, which people plant in their backyards. Then, in August and September, they harvest their hops and bring the cones to Denver Beer Co, which will use them to brew its Neighborhood Hop Swap Ale. At 2 p.m., the brewery will start its weigh-in ceremony "where each farmer's harvest will be weighed and a prize will be awarded for the most cones by weight," the brewery says. "Immediately following, each farmer will ceremoniously toss their hops into the brew." If you can't go to the ceremony, you can still bring your hops in (in a paper bag labeled with your name), starting at 3 p.m. on September 3. The beer will be tapped in a few weeks.

Sanitas Brewing will host a first-anniversary party beginning at noon today, featuring rare beer tappings, a grown up bake sale with beer infused cupcakes, a crawfish boil put on by McDevitt Taco Supply, and tunes spun by DJ Z-Staar throughout the evening.

Casey Brewing & Blending in Glenwood Springs will release Cherry Fruit Stand Farmhouse Ale today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Fruit Stand series consists of Casey's saison aged on different Colorado fruits. There are two versions of Cherry Fruit Stand, one made with sweet cherries and one with sour Balaton cherries. Both will be available on tap ($6 a pour) and in bottles ($16 each with a six-bottle limit). Casey will also be pouring Saison Blend Two, Saison Blend Three ($5 a pour) or by the bottle ($15), and selling Saison Blend Three ($15 per bottle). There are forty cases of Saison Blend Three and twenty cases each of the Cherry Fruit Stands.

Friday, September 12

Lowry Beer Garden will strike up the band again this year for Oktoberfest, celebrating the German-style beer party for three weekends in a row. And this year, the spot's new sister location, Green Valley Ranch Beer Garden, will also celebrate. Dry Dock Brewing will take over the taps today and tomorrow, from 5 to 9 p.m., pouring Oktoberfest, U-Boat Hefeweizen and Apricot Ale. There will also be Oom-Pah bands in the house each weekend, including Austrian Connection, The Rhinelanders and the Peter Kron Band - not to mention Lowry's collection of brats and dogs. So, dust off your dirndl, polka shoes and lederhosen for this annual fall tradition. Anyone wearing the getup gets their first beer free.

Saturday, September 13

Denver Beer Co will celebrate the grand opening of its brand-new production facility, known as the Canworks, today at 2 p.m. with an inaugural Harvest Party and release of Hey! Pumpkin in cans. There will be Bluegrass bands, harvest party games, food trucks and tours of the new brewery. And if you want, you can start the afternoon off at 1:45 p.m. at the brewery's Platte Street taproom by riding your bike to the new location as a group. Tickets to the party are $30 and available at brownpapertickets.com.

Friday, September 19

Lowry Beer Garden will strike up the band again this year for Oktoberfest, celebrating the German-style beer party. And this year, the spot's new sister location, Green Valley Ranch Beer Garden, will also celebrate. Odell Brewing will take over the taps today and tomorrow, from 5 to 9 p.m., pouring Oktoberfest Marzen, Odell 90 Shilling, Myrcenary, and 5 Barrel Pale Ale. There will also be Oom-Pah bands in the house - not to mention Lowry's collection of brats and dogs. So, dust off your dirndl, polka shoes and lederhosen for this annual fall tradition. Anyone wearing the getup gets their first beer free.


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