Beer Man

Oktoberfest, fall brews and pumpkins highlight this week's beer calendar

It's Oktoberfest season, and you can find out about all of the parties on the next few pages. But in the meantime, more news: Elevation Beer Company in Poncha Springs announced yesterday that it plans to double its brewing capacity -- just four months after opening. The brewery, which specializes in barrel-aged beers, will add two sixty-barrel fermenters, a thirty-barrel fermenter and a fully automated bottling line that will allow it to crank out at least 1,100 barrels by next May, about twice what it had originally planned.

Elevation also said that its two latest beers -- Downpour Double India Red Ale and Oil Man, an Imperial Stout aged in Breckenridge Distilling bourbon barrels -- should hit liquor-store shelves in Denver in mid-October and mid-November, respectively.

Check out all the other beer happenings over the next week or two below.

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