Beer Man

Renegade Brewing and Elevation Settle Suit, Yak & Yeti's Third Spot and More Beery News

The Great American Beer Festival is over, but the beer news keeps pouring out. Renegade Brewing Company and Elevation Beer Company just announced they've settled all litigation pertaining to Renegade's use of the mark Elevation Triple IPA. In exchange for certain financial terms that will not be disclosed, Renegade will discontinue use of Elevation and complete its phase-in of its new mark by mid-2015. The challenge to the validity of Elevation Beer Company's mark is also being withdrawn.

On October 15, Yak & Yeti will open its third location -- and what a location it is! The popular brewpub is taking over the Crystal Rose events center in south Denver, where it will serve its popular beer -- GABF medal-winner Chai Milk Stout, GABF medal-winner Himalayan Style IPA and GF Apple Ale -- and Indian cuisine, including a $10.95 lunch buffet that will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The new place also has plenty of room for private events -- it can seat up to 300 inside, where there's a raised platform that works as a bandstand -- as well as a large patio.

Keep reading for a handful of beery events this week. See also: Yak & Yeti's Fare Takes Us Higher Than Everest

Wednesday, October 8

It's Pumpkin Month at the Copper Kettle, which will tap a firkin of a pumpkin beer every Wednesday. Today's is Pumpkin Milk Stout, a creamy milk stout with saigon cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, paired with pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes

Thursday, October 9 The LoDo District Inc.'s second annual tavern tasting event, LoDo Sips, will run today from 5 to 9 p.m. Participating restaurants will offer food samples and small-plate specials as well as tastes of mostly Colorado brewed, distilled, or locally distributed beer, wine and spirits. Tickets to LoDo Sips are $35; for tickets and more information, visit

Saturday, October 11

Last year Parry's Pizza paired with Epic Brewing to create a private-label beer, Landon's Wanna Walk Wheat. For every pint of this beer sold from October 1, 2013 through October 1, 2014 at the four metro Parry's locations (Greenwood Village, Parker, Highlands Ranch and Castle Rock), Parry's will donate 25 cents to St. Jude Children's Hospitals. And the the good work didn't end there: Many other breweries have donated kegs of their own beer to the cause. Parry's will celebrate the fundraiser with Refreshment for a Cause, a party from 11 a.m. until close today at the Greenwood Village location, where a St. Jude's rep will collect the check -- and Epic Brewing will have a one-off firkin to celebrate this event. For more information, go to

Sunday, October 12 Joy Wine and Spirits will host its annual chili cookoff from noon to 5 p.m. today in its parking lot at Sixth Avenue and Marion Street. There will be wine and beer -- from Avery Brewing, Colorado Cider Company, Odell Brewing Company, Leopold Bros, Great Divide, Firestone Walker and Lagunitas Brewing Company, among others --available for tasting (for a small donation), games for children and adults, and chili, of course. There will be both restaurant and amateur divisions -- and If you'd like to enter, go to Joy for a registration form. First place for the amateur competition is $200. Tickets are $10 in advance at Joy, $15 at the event; children under ten are free with a paying adult. Proceeds benefit the GrowHaus. For more information, call 303-744-6219.

Our Colorado Beer Man is taking a few days off after covering the GABF. If we missed beery events, feel free to post them in the comments section below. For information on dozens of other culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings -- and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to [email protected].

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