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A list of beer events in the region over the next 2 weeks

There’s a ton of events coming up in the Pikes Peak Region over the next two weeks so we wanted to share them here. These include beer dinners, brewery anniversary parties, Irish beer parties, special tappings, a new women’s beer club, and so much more. We’ll update this post, but you can also check our calendar for updates too.

***UPDATED EVENTS BELOW

Fri. March 8
Barleywine Tap Takeover at Brewer’s Republic / 5pm
112 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs
8 different Barleywines! Stone Old Guardian, Stone Oaked Smoked Old Guardian, Greenflash Barleywine, Fort Collins Obsessed, Crazy Mountain Lawyers, Guns & Money, Avery Hog Heaven, Great Divide Old Ruffian, Firestone Sucaba (bottles only). Besides ordering half and full pints you will also be able to order flights of 4 beers so that you can try all of the beers. But this excludes the Firestone since it is only in bottles.
Wed. March 13
Great Storm Brewing 1 Year Anniversary! / 11am
204 Mt View Ln  Colorado Springs 
It’s hard to believe that Great Storm Brewing is already a year old! Big congratulations to one of our newer breweries in the region! They’ll throw a big party, it will go all day long and starts at 11am. Here’s the news:
Come join us on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013, to celebrate our one year anniversary. Local bluesman BJ Estares returns to bring us live blues 5-8 pm, and starting at 11 am we’ll have some special beer releases:
– Our first ever collaboration beer, a tangerine chocolate rye brown brewed with the awesome folks at Phantom Canyon Brewing Co.
– Pollinator Saison, a saison brewed by Bevan Zarges-Griego with orange blossom honey
– Happy Birthday, a vanilla double pils with an entire from-scratch birthday cake thrown into the mash
– And some other surprises!
New Belgium Special Tapping / 4-11pm
at Brewer’s Republic / 112 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs
Brewer’s Republic, New Belgium, and Focus on the Beer team up to bring you a wonderful night of beer bliss. The event will feature seven of New Belgium’s beers on tap, four of which are from their Lips of Faith Series, two IPA’s, and a keg of Frambozen that’s been saved off since the holidays. In bottles we’ll see the infamous sour La Folie and Transatlantique Kriek. That’s nine New Belgium beers total! The event is on March 13th and the night will prove to be a ton of fun, so we’ll see you there!
The beers: La Folie, Transatlantique Kriek, Cascara Quad, Heavenly Fiejoa Tripel, Fall Wild Ale, Hoppy Bock, Rampant IPA, Ranger IPA, Frambozen
Irish Beer Tap Takeover at Pikes Peak Brewing / 5pm
1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument
Pikes Peak Brewing is starting their St. Patty’s Day celebration early and their tapping a few Irish beers: O’Hara’s Stout, O’Hara’s Red, Guinness on Nitro, Boulevard Irish Red, Killian’s Stout, Pikes Peak Paddy O’the Peak
Thurs. March 14
Bristol Releases Smokebrush Porter / 5-9pm
1647 S Tejon St  Colorado Springs
Bristol will celebrate the release of their Smokebrush Porter on March 14 from 5-9pm. One of three seasonal Community Ales, 100 percent of the profits from the beer will be donated to the Smokebrush Foundation, which will pass along the funds to the Uncle Wilber Fountain in downtown Colorado Springs.
Sat. March 16
Blarney Brunch at Pikes Peak Brewing / 10am-1pm
1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument
Kegs, Eggs and Blarney Scones Brunch. $27.50 admission includes a perfect pint of PPBC’s Irish Stout in a souvenir glass, and a brunch buffet of Irish taste delights! ($35 at the door). Live Celtic music by violinist Michelle Edwards. There is a menu list on their site. For reservations call the brewery at 719.208.4098.
Wee Banshee Irish Heather Ale Release Party at Trinity Brewing / 5pm
1466 Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs
From Trinity: Using ingredients directly from the isle we brewed up a historically authentic ancient beer. Victory and Vienna malts create a toasty profile th WeeBanshee at is balanced by a lightly sweet caramel note. European noble hops add a dryness and drinkability to the ale while balancing and supporting the complex malt undertones. Separating this all from all Irish Reds, Heather tips bring us back to ancient and medieval brewing times. Bringing a little bit more of the isle into this ale, we add a very small amount of sea salt and seaweed to the boil. 7% ABV.
Mon. March 18
***Colorado Beer Week Special at Phantom Canyon
2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs / for dinner
Phantom Canyon is running a Colorado Springs beer and appetizer special for the first night of CO Beer Week. They’re bringing in a few local taps for the night You’ll get: Grilled Colorado Lamb Skewers, Mediterranean Barley Quinoa, Belgian Dubbel Reduction, Mint Oil. Paired with three 5oz beers: Phantom Canyon’s Martinus Dom Dubbel, Pikes Peak’s The Brits are Back English Mild and Bristol’s Smokebrush Porter. The cost is $9.50.

Brewers Broads – new local Women’s Beer Group – First Event
Brewer’s Republic / 112 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs / 6-8pm
Tickets are available at Brewers Republic for only $15. Space is limited.
Come join other broads that love craft beer just as much as you and learn more about what we drink. Brewers Republic is hosting a new women’s beer club to give ladies a chance to learn about craft beer. The first four events will be a series of monthly gatherings featuring different breweries and one of the four main ingredients in beer.
Let’s kick off Colorado Beer Week with a bang! We’re teaming up with Bristol’s microbiologist Ken Andrews to learn about yeast and it’s important role in brewing. We’ll be sampling a few of Bristol’s beers along with a featured guest beer, snacking on some pairings, and drinking a half pint on us to finish off the night. 
Wed. March 20 
Colorado Springs Tap Takeover at Brewer’s Republic
112 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs
Details are coming soon, but there will be a takeover for only Colorado Springs breweries. Fun!
Naughty Scot Ale released at Rock Bottom / 6pm
3316 Cinema Point  Colorado Springs
The annual release of the tasty Scotch Ale from Rock Bottom.
Fri. March 22
Yeti Horizontal Tapping at Brewer’s Republic / 5pm
112 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs
Try all the different Great Divide Yeti beers all in a row: Yeti, Oak Aged Yeti, Espresso Aged Yeti, Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti, Belgian Yeti. There might be others too? More information will be announced soon.
Sat. March 23
King Albert Burnt Belgian Ale Release Party / 4-11pm
Brewer’s Republic / 112 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs
Our local homebrew club, the Brew Bros. of Pikes Peak made a special beer with Odell Brewing. The beer was Justin Carpenter’s recipe. The beer will be released at Brewer’s Republic. There will be a follow up post with pictures and details in the coming week. Congrats to Justin!
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Eric teaches art, loves being outdoors, and organizes beer events around the country. He founded Focus on the Beer and Beers Made By Walking.

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