Two Parts and Mile High Festivals to Host Second Annual Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally on June 2

DENVER - May 23, 2018- On Saturday, June 2 from 1 – 8 p.m. Dozens of food trucks will line Welton Street from 25th Street to 29th Street in Five Points for the first event of Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally Summer Series. Two Parts will partner with Mile High Festivals again this year to create a memorable community celebration and honor the neighborhood in which the food festival made its inaugural debut.

“Having Truck Stop back in Five Points for its first installment of the year is exciting simply because we are bringing people together,” said Norman Harris, owner of Mile High Festivals. “The experience that Mile High Festivals brings in regard to understanding the cultural heritage of Five Points paired with the innovative concept from Two Parts is an awesome combination with great outcomes.”

The food truck rally will explore the ever-evolving world of food truck fare through small-bite offerings, local craft beer and cocktail selections and a soundtrack of local music, all set against the vibrant backdrop of the Five Points neighborhood.

Participating food trucks offer options ranging from Mexican and Latin-inspired eats to down-home comfort food. The current lineup of trucks includes:

  • Mexican and Latin: Arepas Queen, Chivis Tacos, Cuban Fusion, Dog Gringos, Lomito Gourmet, Tacos With Altitude, The Road Runner 7
  • American: Amazingly Tasty Eats, Billy’s Gourmet Hot Dogs, Farmer Joe’s, Nomad Street Cuisine, Beef King
  • Comfort and BBQ: Big G’s BBQ, Rolling Smoke BBQ, Seasoned Swine 3
  • Eclectic: Baba’s Falafel, Cirque Kitchen, Gyros King, Muzo on Fire, Original by Greeks, Radical Sasquatch Dumpling Company, Street Frites Mobile Eatery, VX-3 Mobile Food Unit
  • Seafood: Barbed Wire Reef, Maineiac Lobster Company
  • Dessert: Ba-NOM-a-NOM, Em's Ice Cream, Happy Cones Co., Funnels, Rocky Mountain Snowflakes

And more to be announced closer to the festival date

Musical acts will keep the tunes going all day. The musical lineup includes: MU$A, Sethe, Mile High Soul Club, Venus Cruz, Nakira, Alex Anderson, Clay Cornelius and Gods of Groove featuring Secs Peterson.

“Five Points has a vibrant and rich history. We’re excited to bring Truck Stop back with an opportunity for long-time and new Denverites alike to celebrate the neighborhood while enjoying delicious bites,” said Casey Berry, co-owner of Two Parts. “We've got something for everyone with an insane lineup of food, beverage and music. Expect a party at every intersection!”

Truck Stop is a family-friendly, entry-free event with multiple ticket options for buying food and beverages. Guests who RSVP prior to June 2 will be entered to win prizes including $100 Truck Stop gift cards, drink tokens and more. Additional details including dates and locations for the upcoming Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally Summer Series can be found at TruckStopRally.com.

About Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally Summer Series
Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally Summer Series is a four-part community food truck rally that celebrates Colorado’s fleet of amazing food trucks in the communities they serve. Each event explores the ever-evolving world of food truck fare, all alongside local craft beer and cocktails, and the soundtrack of live tunes. Each event benefits a non-profit organization to give back to the neighborhoods that host the festival.

About Two Parts
Two Parts is a Denver-based event production and promotions company that coordinates with the best restaurants, bars, music venues, and other fine establishments to create craft experiences. Two Parts produces experiences such as the Collaboration Fest, Denver Beer Festivus, The Big Eat, and The Passport Program. For more information visit twoparts.com.

About Mile High Festivals
Mile High Festivals facilitates large scale, outdoor events and offers festival/event management solutions. Our current portfolio includes the Five Points Jazz Festival, Juneteenth Music Festival, 5 Points Brew & BBQ and The Gathering. For more information visit MileHighFestivals.com.

 

Call to Arms Brewing Releases Old Old Wooden Ship on June 14

DENVER - May 22, 2018 - Call to Arms Brewing will release Old Old Wooden Ship on Thursday, June 14. This port barrel-aged sour saison has notes of ripe nectarine, grapefruit, guava and tart cherry.

“You may remember a scene in ‘Anchorman’ where Ron Burgundy thinks the term diversity means an Old Old Wooden Ship,” said Jon Cross, proprietor and header brewer at Call to Arms Brewing. “Well, we could be wrong here, but we feel this name is very fitting for a beer aged in old old wooden barrels. And, it’s funny.”

Call to Arms reserved a portion of Beautiful Impression, from their collaboration with The Brewtography Project, blended it with Pediococcus and Brettanomyces, and then let the saison age for seven months. At 6.1 percent ABV, Old Old Wooden Ship is a dry and crisp fruity beer with a tart sour finish and lingering notes of soft oak.

Old Old Wooden Ship will be available in a limited release of 375-ml bottles and draft starting on June 14 at 3 p.m. Only 200 bottles will be available at $12 each with a limit of four bottles per person.

“This beer is light in body and highly carbonated, which gives it a pleasant, effervescent drinking experience,” said Cross.

About Call to Arms Brewing
Founded in 2015, Call to Arms Brewing Company is located in the Berkeley neighborhood of northwest Denver, Colorado. Blending tradition with innovation, the brewery is a gathering place passionately committed to quality, community, and camaraderie. For more information visit calltoarmsbrewing.com.

Underground Music Showcase Returns to South Broadway July 27-29

Underground Music Showcase Returns to South Broadway July 27-29

UMS is a three-day discovery of the multiverse of incredibly talented bands from in and around the Denver metro area, in addition to national acts. More than just a music festival, UMS attendees can expect an elevated food and beverage program, plenty of live entertainment including comedy acts and podcast recordings, panel discussions and, of course, the best live music the city has to offer. 

Maxline Brewing to Host Two-Year Anniversary Party on June 16

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – May 15, 2018 - Maxline Brewing is hosting an anniversary bash on June 16 from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., complete with food trucks, live music, giveaways, adoptable pups, a newly tapped beer – and a newly expanded new space that more than doubles the taproom seating capacity and doubles the brewery’s fermentation capacity.

“We truly believe we owe our success to the entire Maxline Family – both our fantastic staff and the guests that have made this all possible,” said Kevin Gearhardt, Maxline co-owner. “It feels great to reach the second anniversary with our original brewery family still with us, along with all of the guests and new employees we've adopted into that family since opening.”

Live music will be provided throughout the day from Larry & The Pour Boys, Max Flinn and Drifting West. The Goodness, The Rollin’ Stone Wood Fired Pizzeria and Mile High Lobster Shack will be serving fare from their food trucks during the party.
 
From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Animal House Rescue will be at the brewery with adoptable dogs. Giveaways will be going on all day, including Maxline merchandise, gift certificates from accounts and event tickets. A photo booth will be available for attendees to remember this anniversary for years to come. Additionally, a new Imperial Red will be tapped to commemorate the occasion. The party continues into June 17 with a special Father’s Day Comedy Brewers improv show at 7 p.m. and into June 18 with Bigger, Better, Beer & Bingo, which promises more than $500 in prizes.
 
The anniversary party coincides with the opening of its expanded brewery and tasting room. With the expansion, the brewery will more than double its current square footage, going from 1,950 square feet to 4,450 square feet. The brewhouse will welcome three more fermentation tanks, new lab equipment, a barrel aging space and canning line.
 
“Our second year has been a wild ride with incredible business growth and moving full-steam ahead with the expansion. We’re incredibly excited to unveil to the community our labor of love with this weekend-long celebration,” said Gearhardt.
 

About Maxline Brewing
Fostering craft, community, and culture, Maxline Brewing is a neighborhood brewery located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Maxline’s commitment to quality malt, hops, water, and yeast mirrors the brewery’s passion for unique and rich craft beers. With warm and friendly beertenders, Maxline welcomes you to enjoy their space as if it were your own living room. Dedicated to serving the community in which the brewery serves, the Maxline Brewing family is committed to serving a minimum of 30 hours of community service each month. For more information visit www.maxlinebrewing.com.

Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally Summer Series Launches in June

 Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally Summer Series Launches in June

Two Parts is excited to announce the launch of Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally Summer Series, a four-part community food truck rally that celebrates Colorado’s fleet of amazing food trucks in the communities they serve. Last September, Two Parts launched Truck Stop as a delectable and vibrant homage to the Five Points neighborhood and the city of Denver. This June, Two Parts will kick-off the first of four Truck Stop events, starting in the same neighborhood in which it made its inaugural debut. The series will then continue to highlight a different theme and neighborhood community throughout the summer.

Great Divide Brewing Company Wins Competitive Grant to Launch Community Recycling Program

Great Divide Brewing Company Wins Competitive Grant to Launch Community Recycling Program

Great Divide Brewing Company has been awarded a $16,000 grant to launch a recycling program in the RiNo neighborhood. The funding is part of the Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) competitive grant program, which is administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The brewery will use the grant to establish themselves as a community recycling center for small manufacturing businesses in the RiNo neighborhood.

The Snowmass Rendezvous Craft Beer Festival Returns June 9th

The Snowmass Rendezvous Craft Beer Festival Returns June 9th

The third annual Snowmass Rendezvous Craft Beer Festival brings together more than 30 Colorado craft breweries to the Roaring Fork Valley for a day of beer tasting and live music. This year’s festival features headliner The Drunken Hearts in an evening slopeside concert. The Americana band will take the stage on Fanny Hill as the beer festival concludes with the Aspen Valley providing the scenic stage backdrop. Kyle Emerson will open the evening’s musical festivities alongside the Beer Festival.

Call to Arms Brewing and Novel Strand Brewing Join Forces Again with Vol. II: Still Gleekin’

Call to Arms Brewing and Novel Strand Brewing Join Forces Again with  Vol. II: Still Gleekin’

Call to Arms Brewing Company will release another collaboration with Novel Strand Brewing Company on Saturday, April 21st at noon at Call to Arms, 4526 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212 . Two years ago, Call to Arms debuted their first collaboration with Novel Strand, notoriously known as The Notorious G.L.E.E.K. The breweries knew they had to bring this beer back one way or another. Vol. II: Still Gleekin’ is a sour ale, uniquely soured without hops, then dry hopped with Mosaic hops in a cabernet sauvignon barrel after fermentation.

Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar Debuts New SouthGlenn Location April 30th

Centennial, Colo. - March 21, 2018- Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar is opening their ninth location  at The Streets of SouthGlenn (2154 E Commons Ave Suite #300, Centennial, CO 80122) on April 30th at 11:00 a.m. Beyond their impressive menu of pizza, calzones, and other New York-inspired eats, Parry’s will feature a full bar and a robust craft beer menu with 100 taps that would make any craft beer lover swoon. The first 100 guests will receive a free lunch special.

“Every new store opening comes laden with excitement. When the doors finally open to the public, our goal becomes clear once we begin meeting our neighbors and new customers,” said Keniey Sonley, director of marketing at Parry’s. “We want to become part of their family as much as they have become a part of ours.”

On Saturday, May 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Parry’s will host a grand opening party that will featuring exciting events occurring throughout the day.  

  • 9 cent beers offered from an all-star lineup. Tapping schedule is:

    • Dogfish Head SeaQuench from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    • New Belgium Brewing Mural Agua Fresca Cerveza from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    • Avery IPA and Ska Mexican Logger from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    • Dogfish Head 120 minute IPA from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    • Epic Brewing Los Locos from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Speciality tasting of Dogfish Head’s Flesh & Blood IPA infused with rum soaked mangos, pineapples, and peaches from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Brewery reps  on-site to chat about speciality beers available.

  • Face Painter from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Pie eating contest at 1:00 p.m. Winner gets free pizza for a year or one 14" pizza per month.

  • Dough Juggling Contest at 4:00 p.m. Winner gets free pizza for a year, one 14" pizza per month.

  • Live Music from Kenny Lee Young from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • More details to be announced via Parry’s event page.

“The Streets of SouthGlenn is a beautifully maintained and family-friendly mall,” said Sonley. “We’re so excited to be bringing Parry’s to this community.”

About Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar
Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar has eight locations conveniently located throughout Colorado with 400 taps between them offering a steady rotation of craft beer. Colorado born but with roots in the Big Apple, Parry’s Pizza provides a wide variety of NY style offerings including pizza, calzones, and hot wings. One step inside any of Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar location and you’ll get a vibrant NY vibe without leaving Colorado. For more information visit parryspizza.com.

 

Denver Breweries Come Together to Support Families in Need 

Denver Breweries Come Together to Support Families in Need 

Combine your love of craft beer with a great cause at the second annual Hops for Homes on Saturday, May 12th from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Great Divide Bottling Hall (3403 Brighton Blvd., Denver CO 80216) benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. In partnership with 30 local craft breweries, Hops for Homes will raise funds for the 2018 House That Beer Built. All ticket sales will directly support Habitat’s partner families in the Globeville, Elyria-Swansea, and Westwood neighborhoods.

Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar’s Seventh Annual Big Ass Tap Takeover with Avery Brewing Co. Comes Back on April 28th

DENVER - March 13, 2018 - Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar and Avery Brewing Co. invite you to join them for their seventh annual Big Ass Tap Takeover on Saturday, April 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at participating Parry’s Pizza locations.

The celebrated event will be the largest tapping in one day in which seven Parry’s locations will be pouring as many as 45+ Avery beers ranging from your favorite staples, like White Rascal, to highly sought after and hard to find vintage brews like Tweak. Mix and mingle with the Avery crew, including Adam Avery himself, enjoy delicious eats, and enter a plethora of raffle prizes including a chance to win a VIP brewery tour at Avery Brewing Co.

“Parry's Pizza is tapping 48 beers for this years tap takeover. We only have 30 beers on tap at our brewery, so we thank David Parry and the entire Parry's Pizza team for allowing us to drink an additional 18 beers!” said Ryan Minior, Colorado sales manager at Avery Brewing Co. “They have been great partners over the years and we look forward to throwing the biggest and baddest event with them every April.”

The concept for this out-of-this-world takeover came about when the restaurant and bar opened its first beer-centric location in Highlands Ranch in January of 2012. Parry’s decided then to launch a key event for craft beer enthusiasts in the suburbs and beyond.

This year Parry’s Pizza seeks to build a tap list cultivated to each location with specialty beers that rarely leave the Avery Tap room, barrel-aged one-offs, and vintage kegs from Adam’s cellar.

Participating Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar are  Castle Rock (5650 Allen Way), Greenwood Village (5970 S Holly Street), Highlands Ranch (9567 S University Blvd), Johnstown (4874 Thompson Pkwy), Longmont (1232 S. Hover Street), Northglenn (100 E. 120th Avenue), and Northlake (6851 Northlake Mall Dr. Charlotte, North Carolina).

“Avery has never held back and neither has Parry’s,” said Katie Nierling, beer buyer at Parry’s. “We will always feature the classics that helped build Avery into the brewery that it is today, but we also want to showcase that they are not slowing down—they’re still innovating and producing really great beers.”

For a complete tap list by location visit parryspizza.com/avery-big-ass-tap-takeover/.

About Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar
Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar has eight locations conveniently located throughout Colorado with 400 taps between them offering a steady rotation of craft beer. Colorado born but with roots in the Big Apple, Parry’s Pizza provides a wide variety of NY style offerings including pizza, calzones, and hot wings. One step inside any of Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar location and you’ll get a vibrant NY vibe without leaving Colorado. For more information visit parryspizza.com.

About Avery Brewing Company
Avery Brewing Company is a family-owned craft brewery in Boulder, Colorado. Since 1993, Avery has pioneered innovative beers by blending the art and science of brewing with ingenuity, creativity, and boldness. Avery bottles and cans more than 25 beers a year including White Rascal Belgian-Style White Ale, The Maharaja Imperial IPA, and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tweak. Craft your journey at averybrewing.com.

 

Call to Arms Brewing Company Releases Shirtless Putin Nuzzling with Dolphins on March 22

Call to Arms Brewing Company Releases  Shirtless Putin Nuzzling with Dolphins on March 22

Call to Arms Brewing Company will release Shirtless Putin Nuzzling with Dolphins on Thursday, March 22nd. This Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Baltic Porter with Sweet Bloom Coffee offers flavors of vanilla, oak, and chocolate covered cherries.This is the second batch brewed of this beer and the 15th release in CTA’s Carriage House Series.

Banded Oak Releases Cabernet Barrel Aged Belgian Dark Strong on March 10th

DENVER - March 5, 2018 - Banded Oak Brewing Company will release Cabernet Barrel Aged Belgian Dark Strong on Saturday, March 10th at 12 p.m. This behemoth of a beer matured for six months in French oak cabernet barrels.

“We knew when we received these cabernet barrels that we needed a big beer and this one fits the bill perfectly,” said Will Curtin owner at Banded Oak.

A 2017 Denver International Beer Competition double gold winner, Cabernet Barrel Aged Belgian Dark Strong is balanced by tannins from grape skin and oak. The opening is reminiscent of a port or dessert wine, and leads into flavors of dark fruits, syrups, and sour cherries. At 12.4 percent ABV, this complex beer is deceivingly drinkable.

Cabernet Barrel Aged Belgian Dark Strong will be available in a limited release of 750 mL bottles for $18 each, and on draft starting on March 10th at 12:00 p.m.

“This is the type of beer where your brain won’t be able to articulate what your tongue is tasting,” said Curtin. “You’ll have an interesting time trying to define this crossbreed.”

About Banded Oak Brewing
Founded in 2016, Banded Oak Brewing Company is located in the historic Baker neighborhood in Denver, Colorado. Inspired by Napa Valley, Banded Oak’s specialty is wine barrel aged beers that utilize the unique and ever-changing oak flavor characteristics from those barrels. The brewery offers a wide variety of classic and unique styles that are accessible to both hardcore beer geeks and patio drinkers alike. For more information visit bandedoakbrewing.com.

The Colorado Brewers Guild Presents Colorado Craft Beer Week March 31 through April 7

The Colorado Brewers Guild Presents Colorado Craft Beer Week  March 31 through April 7

Colorado’s breweries will celebrate the state of craft beer at the sixth annual Colorado Craft Beer Week, March 31 through April 7. From Collaboration Fest, Colorado Pint Day, tap takeovers and special events, Colorado Craft Beer Week 2018 is one celebration beer lovers do not want to miss. All events will be listed at coloradobeer.org, the official site for Colorado Craft Beer Week.