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Try Chocolate Raspberry Porter or Have a Hoppy Christmas Today

Sure, you have a lot to do today -- cook, shop, maybe even go to work. But that doesn't mean you don't have time for a beer. Or two. Or three. After all, when you down a local brew, you're also supporting Colorado's craft-beer industry. Keep reading for two of the more tasty options today.

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Dry Dock Brewing will release Chocolate Raspberry Porter in 22-ounce bomber bottles today at 2 p.m. at the Canoe Room, the brewery's small taproom in its North Dock production facility. This beer will be available exclusively at Canoe Room through December 20. Brewed with dehydrated, seedless raspberry powder from nearby Ticklebelly Desserts and cacao nibs, the "dark brown porter has rich flavors of chocolate malt, coffee bitterness, and subtle ruby notes," according to the brewery.

Copper Kettle Brewing is counting down the days with the 12 Firkins of Christmas -- twelve unique casks themed around the holiday tune, "12 Days of Christmas." Today's beer is 7 Swans a Swimming, a super piney IPA made with the seven varieties of American hops: Cascade, Columbus, Centennial, Crystal, Chinook, Citra, and Cluster. The Wing Wagon Grill will be there at 4 p.m.


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