Beer Man

Beer Calendar: Dunbar Starts Smokin', Breckenridge Hosts a Hootenanny

Breckenridge Brewery has released a specialty series intended to capture the essence of its twelve-acre headquarters in Littleton. The additional brewing capacity at the farm-inspired spread along Brewery Lane has enabled the brewery to try many new recipes and launch several series this past year, the most recent of which — the Brewery Lane Series — was announced on June 30. "You’ll find this series is all about bigger, bolder, more adventurous beers," says Todd Usry, brewmaster and president of Breckenridge Brewery. The first release in the Brewery Lane Series is Imperial White IPA, brewed with Belgian yeast, Citra and Amarillo hops and lemongrass, which adds a hint of citrus.  Imperial White IPA will be available for several months until the next series release; all releases are packaged in 750 ml cork and cage bottles. 

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Wednesday, July 6 

Every Wednesday evening this summer, starting at 6 p.m., Dunbar Kitchen & Tap House will host a barbecue featuring a local brewery. The Summer BBQ series gets smoking today with Dad & Dudes Brewery bringing the beer. For $20, you'll get a heaping plate of homemade barbecue and two pints from the featured brewery; check out the Dunbar Kitchen Facebook page for the full summer lineup. 

Friday, July 8

New Belgium Brewing’s seventh annual Clips Beer & Film Tour is rolling into Boulder today. The free event features short films and a selection of hard-to-come-by small-batch beers; 100 percent of the proceeds from beer sales will go to Community Cycles. Beers are $1.50 for a 3-ounce sample, or $6 for 12 ounces. The event kicks off at Valmont Disc Golf Park at 7:30 p.m., with the films starting at 9:30 p.m. Find more information, including a complete list of beers offered, at

Earlier this month Lone Tree Brewing Company and Odell Brewing Co. collaborated on an American IPA brewed with Chinook, Simcoe and Mosaic hops to support CancerBlows, an organization that supports the Ryan Anthony Foundation. The beer will be available today during the Brews 4 CancerBlows, a five-course beer-pairing dinner at Lone Tree Brewing Company.  Tickets are $65 and can be purchased at Lone Tree Brewing Company or online here. More than half of the ticket proceeds will benefit CancerBlows. The beer will also be on draft at the brewery tomorrow for a Brews 4 CancerBlows event, during which $1 from each beer sold will be donated to the charity. 

Bruz Beers
is celebrating its grand-opening weekend with three days of seasonal and specialty beers, food trucks, live music, entertainment, giveaways, prizes and even kids' activities. The party takes place from 4 to 8 p.m. today, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Visit for more information. 

The 20th Annual Biergarten Fest will pour into Morrison for the weekend. The family-friendly festival will feature German food, entertainment, live music, dance groups and beer, of course. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages five to twelve, and free for kids under five. For more information, visit

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