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Beer Calendar: Green Beer, Pickles and Colorado Craft Beer Week

Colorado native Sarah Haughey, who worked at both Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project and Elevation Beer Company, plans to deepen the Arkansas Valley's craft-beer scene this summer when she opens the Jailhouse on Buena Vista's main drag, East Main Street. It will feature ten rotating craft-beer taps and a small selection of cans and bottles, a limited wine list and a small-bites menu.

The building itself is a former stable turned jail dating from the late 1800s; it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The 1,000-square-foot space will feature antique lighting, rustic wood, a custom-made bar and patio seating.

Wednesday, March 16
Copper Kettle continues its Irish-themed cask-month celebration at 3 p.m. today by tapping Green Helles With Cloves, the brewery's traditional Bavarian helles dyed green and flavored with cloves. Pavlo's Taste of Ukraine will be on hand with dinner.

Crooked Stave will release Raspberry Origins today at 5 p.m. at its tap room in the Source. "Our Burgundy sour ale was aged on a crazy amount of fresh whole raspberries," the brewery says. Bottles and draft available.

Black Shirt Brewing will tap Cucumber Saison today at 11 a.m. as part of its weekly One Keg Wednesday program. The beer is "a refreshing and vibrant take on a farmhouse ale," the brewery says.

Thursday, March 17
Ursula Brewing in Aurora (formerly called Coda Brewing) will celebrate St. Patrick's Day Chicago-style (and also mark the launch of the March Madness NCAA Tournament). The brewery will tap two beers: Via Chicago River, a version of Ursula's Via Chicago that has been naturally dyed green (which is what Chicago does to the Chicago River) using a green algae; and Shuckago Stout, a dry Irish stout made with live oysters in the boil. Cedar Creek Pub will have corned beef and cabbage for delivery.

Copper Kettle Brewing will bring back Help Me Out Stout, its seasonal Dry Irish Stout served on the nitro tap. "This creamy, dark ale has a wonderful roasted character," the brewery says. "Ask the staff in the tasting room where the name came from." Pavy's Food Truck will on hand with gourmet sandwiches.

The Post Brewing in Lafayette will be serving pints of green Howdy Beer and some classic corned beef and cabbage today. Also: A shot of Jameson and a pint of Howdy is $7.

Friday, March 18
Did you miss out on tickets for the third annual Collaboration Fest, which takes place tomorrow at Mile High Stadium? Then join the folks from Beer Advocate, who will be hosting the official Collaboration Fest Pre-Party at 5:30 p.m. at Falling Rock Tap House. They say the'll be "hanging with some of the collaborators, tapping some collabs and tasting some special offerings from collaborating breweries." No cover. Pay as you consume. Check Facebook for updates on the beer list.

And speaking of Collab Fest, Comrade Brewing will tap to beers today at noon that will also be served at the festival tomorrow. The first is Lupulin Manifesto IPA, a 7 percent ABV collaboration with Fat Head’s Brewery in Portland, Oregon. "Galaxy, Amarillo and Equinox give big dank flavors of pineapple, mango, papaya and pine. Balanced by just enough malt to carry all the hops we dumped into this bad boy," the brewery says. The second is IPA is Dead! IIPA, an 8.5 percent ABV collaboration with fellow hop specialists Cannonball Creek, in Golden, and Station 26, in Denver. "Using new varieties, Azacca, Idaho 7 and Jarrylo and a light malt base of Cargill Pilsner malt and Rahr malted wheat. This beer will also be available at Station 26 and Cannonball Creek," the brewery says. 

Dry Dock will tap a firkin of the Nutty Irishman today at 3 p.m. at its original South Dock location on Hampden Avenue. The beer was created by the Brew Hut in honor of St. Patrick's Day. 

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