Tues. Nov 19
Crazy Mountain Sticky Fingers Tapping / 4pm
Brewer’s Republic / 112 Nevada Ave
Brewer’s is tapping Crazy Mountain Brewing Company‘s Sticky Fingers and has a case of Crazy Mountain Pint Glasses to give away! Make sure to bring in a few cans for the Pikes Peak Community College food drive and get a dollar off your first pint. Doors open at 2pm and the tap goes on at 4pm.
This unique beer is a fresh-hopped-style ale made from Cascade and Chinook hops grown locally at Crazy Mountain’s own hop farm in Elizabeth. Brewmaster Kevin Selvy said he was pleased with this year’s harvest.
The Crazy Mountain hop crop was supplemented in the brew with some organic hops from the female-run Hippie Chicks hop farm in Palisade. The concept behind fresh-hopped beers is to make sure the wet hops are as fresh from the vine as possible, so the goal is to get the hops into the boil within hours after they are picked. Fresh-hopped ales can only be brewed once a year, in the fall, when the annual hop harvest begins.
Wed. Nov 20
Give! Black Lager Release / 5pm
Bristol Brewing / 1604 S. Cascade Ave
The Independent’s Indy Give! has teamed up with Mike and the Bristol crew to put out a special release just for the Indy Give! campaign. If you like beer-philanthropy, this is a perfect chance to get in the action!
VOTE WITH YOUR BEER: Through Dec. 31, $2 will be donated to the Give! nonprofit of your choice for every pint purchased. Fill out a GIVE! BLACK LAGER ballot when you order your pint to keep your favorite nonprofit in the running for $1,000 in prize money + their very own keg of this special Give! beer + bragging rights!
A German-style schwarzbier, the GIVE! BLACK LAGER is the lightest dark beer you’ll ever love. Though cloaked in a deep reddish-brown hue, this beer’s lager roots ensure a quaff that’s clean, mild, and at 5.5% ABV, utterly sessionable.
Available exclusively at Bristol Brewing and all four local Old Chicago’s.
Great Storm Brewing / 204 Mount View Lane #3
Great Storm will be tapping two of their first barrel aged beers! No word on when these will be tapped, but they’re open 11am-9pm, so make sure to go grab a pint or two.
1) Barrel Roll Red: an Imperial red brewed with caramelized honey and aged in a Bordeaux barrel.