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Where to Drink This Week: Zephyr Brewing Co.

December 9th, 2014 Posted by Beer, Denver, Where To Drink This Week No Comment yet

Zephyr BrewingThe River North neighborhood has another Colorado craft brewery as of last weekend.  Zephyr Brewing Co. opened December 5th.  Zephyr Brewing Co. has had some hurdles along the way of development as one of the three owners, Tyler Shuey, died in December of 2013.  The other 2 owners, Brian Wood and Rich Wisniewski wanted to still go ahead with opening Zephyr Brewing Co. because they know he wanted this to happen.

All three owners went to grade school and college together in Colorado.  The brewery is meant to be true to its Colorado roots.  The beer is made in a 7 barrel brew house made by Bennett Forgeworks, a company out of Ridgway, Colorado.

Beers currently on tap include:

Milk Stout

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Stout

Scottish Ale

Colorado Pale Ale

Belgian Wit

Zephyr Brewing Co. is located at 1421 26th St. 720-295-9374.

Sat: 11:00 am – Midnight
Sun: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Mon: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue: Closed
Wed: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri: 12:00 pm – Midnight

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Where to Drink This Week: Centennial Tavern

December 2nd, 2014 Posted by Beer, Denver, restaurants, Where To Drink This Week No Comment yet

Centennial TavernShangri-La recently changed their name to Maci Cafe, and now another well known Denver dining establishment is changing their name this week.  Jonsey’s EatBar is officially changing their name to Centennial Tavern this week.  Monday December 1st they celebrated the grand opening with the new name with free drinks and happy hour all night long.

Why the name change?  Owner Leigh Jones wanted to shift the concept to a neighborhood corner tavern instead of a chef driven gastropub.  Most of the food favorites will be staying the same, but simpler entrees and addition of rustic pizzas will be added.

Centennial Tavern will have 22 craft beers on tap along with an extensive wine and cocktail list.  Happy hour starts at 3pm everyday, and they will offer bottomless mimosas for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays until 3pm.  Stop by to see the changes Centennial Tavern has made and share some craft beer and their award winning fries.

Centennial Tavern is located at 400 E 20th Ave. 303-863-7473.

Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3-7pm

Check Centennial Tavern website for more details on hours.

Where to Drink This Week: Former Future Brewing Company

November 4th, 2014 Posted by Beer, Where To Drink This Week No Comment yet

Former FutureFormer Future is a small-batch, artisan brewery in Denver, CO that focuses on combining modern science and innovation with the styles and traditions of the past.  Head brewer James Howat was a former home brewer and a chemistry teacher.  Him and his wife opened Former Future Brewing Company soon after getting married, in February 2014, and have been crafting artisan beers to the pleasure of many.

At the recent Great American Beer Festival, Former Future Brewing Company took bronze in the experimental category for their Black Project #1.  Their use of small batches and a combination of old and new techniques for brewing make Former Future’s selection very unique.  Some of their beers are aged in barrels.

All the beers are crafted in house and no more than 120 gallons at a time.  At any time, Former Future has many different taps available.  A must try is the Salt and Caramel Prime & Porter.  Although they do not have a kitchen, they are strategically located on South Broadway right near GB Fish and Chips, Adelita’s, Maria Epanada’s and Pasquini’s Pizza which are available for take out/delivery.

Former Future Brewing Company is located at 1290 S Broadway. 720-441-4253 (4ALE)

Happy Hour Tuesday-Thursday 4-6pm $1 off all pints.

Tuesday-Thursday 4-10pm

Friday and Saturday 2-11pm

Sunday 2-8pm

Denver November Food Festivals

October 31st, 2014 Posted by Beer, Denver, restaurants No Comment yet

There are some upcoming food festivals in November we thought you might want to know about.  Get your tickets and reservations early, as they go fast!

Barolo Grill

November 4-8: Barolo Grill Truffle Celebration Week

If you love truffles, this celebration event is for you.  Barolo Grill’s executive chef Darrel Truett is putting a menu together every night for dinner November 4-8 that highlights the magic of truffles. The exact menu is still being determined for this year, so check Barolo Grill’s website soon for more details.  Dates and reservations fill quickly for this event; so schedule in advance.  Call Barolo Grill for more information and to make reservations 303-393-1040.

November 16: Denver Beer and Bacon Festival, 2:30-5pm at the Curtis

This is the third year for Denver Beer and Bacon Festival put on by Eat Boston and Denver Off the Wagon.  Buying a ticket to the event gets you samples of bacon dishes and beer, and proceeds from this event are going to Denver’s Metro CareRing and Project Angel Heart.  The line up for this event includes:

Course 1: John Little from Harman’s Eat & Drink with Crooked Stave
Course 2: Drew Watson from Hops & Pie with Copper Kettle Brewing Company
Course 3: Vincent Vigil from Panzano with Renegade Brewing Company
Course 4: Brandon Muncy from The Lobby with TRVE Brewing Co.
Course 5: Samm Sherman from Linger and Root Down with Great Divide Brewing Company

Get your tickets soon before the event gets sold out!

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Where to Drink This Week: The Lobby

October 14th, 2014 Posted by Beer, Cocktails, Denver, Where To Drink This Week No Comment yet

TheLobbyLogo_New_FNL-2(1)The Lobby has been serving up playful eats and serious drinks to Denver for over 14 years.  The Lobby is located in the Ballpark neighborhood in the beautiful Victorian Paris Hotel building that was originally built in 1891.  If the food and drinks at The Lobby aren’t enough, the old fashioned, beautiful decoration and amenities true to the origins of the building will leave you impressed.

The Lobby is a Colorado family owned business that supports other Colorado businesses, distilleries and breweries.  The Lobby offers a rotating selection highlighting some of Colorado’s best brews.  Happy hour at The Lobby is Tuesday-Saturday from 3-6:30pm and Friday and Saturdays from 9-11pm and includes $1 mimosa flutes, $5 sangria and house wines, $2 off crafted cocktails, $4 premium wells, $3-4 Colorado drafts and 20% off menu selections.

On draft this week at The Lobby are brews from 19 local breweries along the front range.  Stop by this week for a drink, some food and to enjoy the beautiful craftsmanship at The Lobby.

The Lobby is located at 2191 Arapahoe St. Denver 80205. 303-997-9911.

Tuesday-Thursday 11am-9:30pm

Friday 11am-11pm

Saturday 9am-11pm

Sunday 9am-3pm

Colorado brews on tap at The Lobby, photo courtesy of thelobbydenver.com

Colorado brews on tap at The Lobby, photo courtesy of thelobbydenver.com

 

The Lobby's building, photo courtesy of thelobbydenver.com

The Lobby’s building, photo courtesy of
thelobbydenver.com

 

 

 

 

Where to Drink This Week: Diebolt Brewing

October 7th, 2014 Posted by Beer, Denver, Where To Drink This Week No Comment yet

DieboltIf you are missing the beer festivities from the previous week with Great American Beer Festival and Denver Beer Fest, the good news is that you can keep celebrating year long at some of the best breweries in the country that are here in Denver.  Many Colorado breweries won awards at the Great American Beer Fest, and in particular Diebolt Brewing won sliver for the best brown ale with their Braggarts Brown Ale.

Diebolt Brewing is a family owned and operated brewery in the Highlands.  Diebolt Brewing prides itself on being a well run, sustainable company that produces quality craft beer.  Aside from offering a variety of delicious beers, Diebolt Brewing also offers a run club every Thursday at 6pm and yoga at 6pm on Wednesdays.  In addition to the famous Braggarts Brown Ale, Diebolt Brewing offers other brews like Sunnyside wheat, Mariposa Pale Ale, Anton Francios French Ale and Diebolt’s International Ale (DIA) to name a few.

Diebolt Brewing is located at 3855 Mariposa St. Denver 80211.

Hours:

Wednesday-Friday 4pm-10pm

Saturday 2pm-10pm

Sunday 2pm-6pm

 

Where to Drink This Week: Jagged Mountain Brewery

September 30th, 2014 Posted by Beer, Denver, Where To Drink This Week No Comment yet

This week stop Jagged Mountain Brewery, the closest tap room to the Great American Beer Festival. Jagged Mountain Brewery prides itself on making adventurous, delicious beer. Randy, RJ and Wayne, the founders of Jagged Mountain Brewery, have known each other for more than a decade and have had adventures together including mountaineering, ice climbing, back packing, etc. When they decided to start Jagged Mountain Brewery together, they wanted to stay within the adventure theme and push the limits with their beer.

In 2013 Jagged Mountain Brewery was voted one of the Top New Bars in Denver. Trying the craft beers at Jagged Mountain is a unique experience, and they use locally sourced ingredients as much as possible. Upcoming beer releases this week include:

Sept. 30- Barrel-Aged First Descent Old Ale
Oct. 1- Lunar Eclipse (HUGE) Imperial Stout
Oct. 2- Fresh Hop IPA
Oct. 3- (also Meet the Brewer day): Whiskey Barrel-Aged Voodoo Goat Barleywine
Oct. 4- Cognac Barrel-Aged Voodoo Goat Barleywine

Jagged Mountain Brewery is located at 1139 20th St. Denver 80202. 720-689-2337.
Monday-Thursday 2-10pm
Friday 2-11pm
Saturday 12-11pm
Sunday 12-9pm

Where to Drink This Weekend: Denver Beer Fest

September 26th, 2014 Posted by Beer, Culinary Connectors, Denver No Comment yet

The Denver Beer fest runs from September 26th to October 4th and features more than 300 beer related events around Denver. This is a perfect opportunity to sample of Colorado’s best craft brews and participate in some unique events related to beer.

One event going on this weekend for Denver Beer Fest is the 45th Annual Denver Oktoberfest. The event is free to get in. Purchase tickets at the event to sample various beers and German food. This event is not to miss; Denver Oktoberfest has gotten national recognition as one of the country’s best Oktoberfest. Denver Oktoberfest is located between 20th St and 22nd St on Larimer St.

This weekend would also be an opportune time to try Culinary Connectors craft beer tour happening on Saturday September 27th from 2-4pm. Tickets cost $29 and include plenty of beer sampling.

To keep up with all the events for Denver Beer Fest, check http://www.denver.org/denver-beer-fest/beer-fest-events/. This webpage will tell you what’s going on what day, how much the cost is and where the event is.

Where to Drink This Week: Argyll Whiskey Beer

September 16th, 2014 Posted by Beer, Culinary Connectors, Denver, restaurants, Where To Drink This Week, Whiskey No Comment yet

Argyll Whiskey Beer is a GastroPub with high caliber food, drinks and the warmth and ambiance of a 100 year old pub. Argyll Whiskey Beer focuses on whiskeys from all over the US, Canada and Europe. The cuisine focuses on local ingredients, flavorful sauces and some menu items with a Middle Eastern influence.

Argyll Whiskey Beer recently opened in Denver under Robert Thompson, creator of the Punch Bowl concept. Argyll has received much attention as a go to destination for Denver with it’s unique concept, delicious food and hand crafted drinks. Happy hour drinks include $4 beers, $4 selected whiskeys $5 punches and $5 wine glasses. They have brunch cocktails like mango mimosas, Irish coffee and rum punch for two.

Take advantage of the knowledgeable staff at Argyll to expand your drink choices and pairing with food, and try some of their different whiskeys and cocktail drinks that are new to you. They feature over 200 whiskeys, 20 draft beers and a global bottle selection.

Argyll Whiskey Beer is located at 1035 E 17th Ave. Denver 80218. 303-847-0850.
Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm
Friday 11am-2am
Saturday 10am-2am
Sunday 10am-9pm
Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3:30-6pm

Where to Drink This Week: Summer Brew Fest

July 22nd, 2014 Posted by Beer, Denver, Where To Drink This Week No Comment yet

summer-brew-festColorado is home to some of the nation’s top craft brewers.  If you are looking for an easy way to sample the top Colorado breweries in one location, you need to go to the Summer Brew Fest.  The Summer Brew Fest celebrates craft brews from around Colorado and also featuring live music, food and other vendors.

The Summer Brew Fest is on Friday July 25th and Saturday July 26th at the Mile High Station on Colfax.  The event is from 7-10pm each night with the option to buy a VIP ticket for an opportunity to arrive at 6pm for first samplings and a special beer and cheese tasting.  Friday and Saturday will feature different breweries, so check Summer Brew Fest website for a complete list of vendors each day.

Tickets for Summer Brew Fest are available for single day pass of $30, VIP for $35.  You can also buy a discounted ticket for both days for $55.  Day of tickets are available for $35 online until 4pm of the day, then you can buy tickets at the door, cash only.

Summer Brew Fest is located at Mile High Station 2027 West Lower Colfax Ave. Denver 80204 Friday July 25th and Saturday July 26th from 7-10pm.