Tommyknocker Brewery & Pub is excited to announce the addition of a new state-of-the-art canning line in its production facility. Set to run for the first time on January 24th, just in time for Can Appreciation Day, the transition from bottles to cans, as well as investment in new equipment including a dissolved oxygen meter, is a continuation of the brewery’s vision to support the mountain town lifestyle in which it serves.
Calling all spirit drinkers and whiskey imbibers, the Colorado Distillers Guild and Two Parts proudly presents the first ever Hearts & Trails Spirits Festival on Saturday, February 24th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Mile High Station (2027 Old West Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80204). This unique tasting event will highlight some of the state’s finest spirit artisans.
A 2-year version of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA), which lowers the federal excise tax for breweries, was passed on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 by the 115th U.S. Congress.
Photographer Dustin Hall brings the art of photography and brewing together in “Discovering Colorado Breweries,” a 232-page 11x13 coffee table book, featuring photographs of over 70 Colorado craft breweries. Discovering Colorado Breweries will be released on January 20, 2018.
Great Divide Brewing Company will introduce seven new beers in 2018, including the addition of a new barrel aged program and the return of a Great Divide classic. New to the lineup are Car Camper Gose, Heyday Modern IPA, Rumble Oak Aged IPA, Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti, and the new Wood Werks Barrel Series including a Belgian-Style Sour, Flemish Sour Brown with Strawberries, and a Barrel Aged Brown Rye Ale.
DENVER - November 30, 2017 - Great Divide Brewing Company is releasing the 2018 edition of Hop Disciples in December. Every year, Hop Disciples, the brewery’s Rotating Hop Project series, takes a bright, clean IPA and puts a different hop variety at the forefront of the sensory experience. The 2018 release, which is part of the brewery’s Tank Farm series, introduces Ekuanot, a newer American varietal that features strong tropical fruit flavor with aromas of citrus and herbs.
“Hops embody the romantic side of brewing and symbolize both a brewer’s connection to the soil and the spirit of innovation,” said Brandon Jacobs, brewery manager of Great Divide Brewing Company. “Creating a beer that can highlight a single varietal provides an opportunity to showcase the unique character of that hop and expand our consumers’ taste buds.”
A simple malt bill allows the Ekuanot to shine, bringing forth notes of papaya, honeydew melon and tangerines, while a subtle earthy undertone lingers. Hop Disciples may look tough on the outside, but with its golden hue and approachable 6.2 percent ABV, this beer is a lover not a fighter.
“With a crisp, dry finish and the hop character front and center, Hop Disciples is an easy-drinking delight. It is best enjoyed with friends after a day well spent,” said Jacobs.
The 2018 edition of Hop Disciples will be available starting mid-December 2017 through April 2018 in 6-pack cans and on draft across the country.
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About Great Divide Brewing Company
Founded in 1994, Great Divide Brewing Company is one of the most decorated breweries in America, recognized for brewing some of the globe’s most balanced yet assertive and flavorful beers. These beers have landed an impressive amount of acclaim, earning 18 Great American Beer Festival Medals, five World Beer Cup Awards and 14 spots on Beer Advocate's "Top Rated Beers: Colorado" (2015). Here at Great Divide, Bold Character isn’t just a catchphrase. It’s the philosophy behind what we brew, how we think and what we believe. For more information visit www.greatdivide.com.
Tickets for the fifth annual Collaboration Fest will go on sale on Friday, November 27th at 10:00 a.m. On Saturday, March 31, 2018 more than 80 breweries with gather at the Hyatt Regency Denver (650 15th St, Denver, CO 80202), to showcase beers they have made together. This year the festival anticipates more than 100 collaborations.
For the second year in a row, Great Divide Brewing Company is declaring the third week of November, the 13th through the 19th, as National Yeti Awareness Week, with November 17th as the official National Yeti Day. National Yeti Awareness Week is an annual campaign organized to advocate for Yeti rights. By turning non-believers into believers we can help save these magical and harmless beasts.
More than fifty breweries will be pouring one of their core beers and a specialty beer at the sixth annual Denver [only] Beer Festivus. The holiday-themed festival will once again take place at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum (7711 E Academy Blvd #1, Denver CO 80230) on Saturday, December 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The celebrated event has grown from 19 to 50+ breweries, and has become widely known as the premier event that showcases Denver’s vibrant beer community.
Breweries from all around the world will be attending the Great American Beer Festival to compete for medals in a variety of beer style categories. Another competition that will take place at GABF is Hop the Vote, a friendly but spirited brewing competition that highlights the relationship between Colorado craft brewers and state lawmakers.
The fourth annual Grand Coffee Bazaar is a curated coffee event and festival designed to educate, inspire, and awaken coffee lovers and brunch enthusiasts alike. The event will feature more than ten local craft coffee roasters’ pouring their finest brews, brunch cocktails and bites, and breakfast-inspired beers. This year, the Grand Coffee Bazaar will be taking over the outside grounds of Oz Architecture with the new addition of a housewares market to further explore the idea of the modern bazaar.
On Saturday, September 30th from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., dozens of food trucks will line Welton Street from Park Avenue to Downing Street for Truck Stop, a rally featuring Colorado’s fleet of amazing food trucks. This rally will explore the ever-evolving world of food truck fare through small-bite offerings, local craft beer and cocktails, and a soundtrack of live soul and funk tunes.
For the food truck festival’s inaugural debut, Two Parts has joined forces with Mile High Festivals. Two Parts and Mile High Festivals teamed up due to their mutual passion for the city of Denver. When deciding on where to host an event, the two companies knew they wanted to host a food event in Five Points due to its rich history of culture and current growth.
“Mile High Festivals has thrown some remarkable events in Five Points and they share the same collaborative mindset that this community event needs to be truly special and not just another food event,” said Casey Berry, co-founder of Two Parts. “Whether you’ve lived in Five Points your whole life or just moved into the neighborhood, we think the Food Truck Rally will help showcase the vibrant history of Five Points and also bring the community together to have a great time.”
Participating food trucks feature a wide variety of fares from BBQ to pizza , ice cream to tacos, and more. The current trucks include Ba-nom-a-nom, Baba’s Falafel, Barbed Wire Reef, Chibby Wibbitz, Dude Bro Taco, Farm to Truck, Happy Cones, OG Burger, Park Burger, Rocky Mountain Slices, Spud Nation, Sunshine Bowls, Aiko-Pops, Amore Pizza, Pavy’s, Big G’s BBQ, Martin Rib Emporium, Cibeche Colorado, Blazing Chicken Shack, Tilford’s Wood Fired Pizza, Taj Palace, and Lena B Bar-B-Que with many more to be announced closer to the festival date.
The rally will include live local soul music from headliner Lee Fields & The Expressions to complement the food and drink all day long. Fields and his band of brass, drums, keys, and strings players has been making soul and funk anthems since 1969. Fields has toured the world with musical legends like Kool and the Gang, Sammy Gordon and the Hip-Huggers, O.V Wright, Darrell Banks, and Little Royal. The group prides itself on not being just a throwback, but instead remaining prolific over the decades and still producing heartfelt and soulful music to this day.
“Food trucks are community and culture builders,” said Norm Harris of Mile High Festivals. “The food trucks participating in Truck Stop will bring people together and open their palates to new flavors and experiences in one of Denver’s most cultural and historic neighborhoods.”
Truck Stop is a family-friendly event and has multiple ticket options. Entry at the door will be $5. RSVP prior and receive free entry and a free craft beer or cocktail. For $20 guests can purchase “Snack Packs” online and receive $30 worth of food and drink. Additional details and to RSVP visit www.TruckStopRally.com.
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.
The Colorado Brewers Guild is bringing back Hop the Vote, a spirited but friendly competition between the Colorado State House of Representatives and Colorado State Senate, to the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). Hop the Vote is a time for Colorado legislators to set aside their differences and brew some beer.
Celebrate Great Divide Brewing Company’s favorite year-round girl, Colette Farmhouse Ale, with a barn party on Friday, September 8th from 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. at the Great Divide RiNo Event Space (3403 Brighton Blvd., Denver CO 80216).
DENVER - August 1, 2017 - For the fifth year in a row, brewers from around the globe will brew together to create one-of-a-kind collaboration beers for Denver’s Collaboration Fest. The festival will take place on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Denver (650 15th St, Denver, CO 80202). Collaboration Fest is the headline event of Colorado Craft Beer Week, which runs March 31 - April 7, 2018.
“The Hyatt Regency Denver is a great location for Collaboration Fest in 2018 and beyond,” said PJ Hoberman of Two Parts. “The Centennial Ballroom is one of the highest-level facilities in the city, and the hotel has room for us to grow and become more dynamic over the next few years. I'm most excited about finding a home for Collaboration Fest where we can stay, grow, and evolve for a few years to come.”
In 2017 Collaboration Fest featured more than 100 unique collaborative beers from 154 breweries, 20 states, and three countries. Collaboration Fest is a unique beer festival in that each beer is created specifically for this event. Colorado Brewers Guild members team up with breweries from near and far to create one-time-only beers, and share a story about how and why a certain beer is created. This festival was created by Two Parts and the Colorado Brewers Guild in 2014, as a way to give brewers the opportunity to brew a unique beer with another brewery.
Collaboration Fest showcases the collaborative nature of the craft beer industry. Each brewery choose who they want to work with, and what style of beer they want to make, allowing for the brewers’ imagination to run wild. Many of these beers will only be available at the festival.
“Collaboration Fest is on a different level than most beer festivals,” said Steve Kurowski of the Colorado Brewers Guild. “Brewers must plan and work towards this festival for several months. This includes finding a brewery or breweries to partner with and creating the time to brew together. The earliest brew days will start taking place in the next few weeks. All of this planning results in a quality of beer that keeps getting better every year.”
Tickets will be available for purchase to the general public in November 2017 at CollaborationFest.com.
Feature image courtesy of Dustin Hall of The Brewography Project.