Beer Man

Beer calendar: Avery and River North get sour; Boulder Beer and Great Divide have birthdays

Denver Beer Co is just a few weeks away from firing up the kettle at its new production facility, dubbed "Canworks," and brewing its first batches of Graham Cracker Porter and Incredible Pedal IPA in Sunnyside. The brewery's second location should begin canning those two beers before its third anniversary party on August 9.

Meanwhile, Copper Kettle Brewing is making full use of its recent upgrade from a three-barrel brewing system to a fifteen-barrel one by releasing two more year-round beers to accompany its award-winning Mexican Chocolate Stout. They are Charlie's Golden Strong, an 8 percent ABV Belgian-style strong, and Naja Imperial Red IPA, a stellar example of this style, which combines intense hops with a smooth, malty punch.

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Jonathan Shikes is a Denver native who writes about business and beer for Westword.
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