Lotsa Beer Happenings This Week in the Region!

Updated with more events! * Indicates newly added event.

My oh my there's a lot of craft beer stuff this week. Check out the list. I'll add to it if I find more.
Monday, Oct. 22
6pm / Pikes Peak Brewing Barrel Room Grand Opening
At Pikes Peak Brewing / 1756 Lake Woodmoor Drive  Monument, CO
The Pikes Peak Brewing Company introduces our new tasting room called “The Barrel Room”. To debut our new digs, we will offer a special tasting of rare and unique barrel aged beers from around the world. No reservations needed. Beers offered will include:
Scaldis Prestige De Nuits – Brasserie Dubuisson
Lucienaga – Jolly Pumpkin
Bam Noire – Jolly Pumpkin
Signal de Botrange – Elevation Beer Co.
Double DBA – Firestone Walker
Oak Aged Yeti – Great Divide
Monks Cafe – Brewery Van Steenberge
Petrus Oud Bruin – Brewery Van Steenberge
Petrus Aged Pale Ale – Brewery Van Steenberge
Batch #1 – Crooked Stave
Curetta Reserva – Crooked Stave
Duchesse De Bourgogen – Brouwerij Verhaeghe
La Trappe – Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven
LambickX – De Troch
Le Capitaine – Trinity Brewery
Oude Tart – The Bruery
Paradox Beer Co.
River North Brewery
Sour – AC Golden

Tuesday, Oct 23
6:30pm / Biaggi's 3rd Annual New Belgium Beer Dinner
All details, including the awesome looking menu is here.

7pm /  Women's Beer and Dessert Night
At Pikes Peak Brewing / 1756 Lake Woodmoor Drive  Monument, CO
Beer and dessert pairing. Release of a special beer brewed by the ladies of PPBC (Beer 4 Boobies - Apple Cranberry Saison).  Proceeds benefit Breast Cancer Awareness. Tickets are $15 and there are 24 seats available. Call PPBC at (719) 208-4098 to RSVP.

Wednesday, Oct 24
*CANCELED - Belgian Beer Dinner at The Blue Star
6:30pm / $35 / The Blue Star / 1645 South Tejon St. /  719.632.1086
Saison Dupont / cured salmon, herbed farmers cheese, apricot preserve, butternut crackers
Duvel / duck sausage w/ gouda sauce on crusty baquette w/ truffle-parmesan egg
Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel / cocoa roast beef w/ orange & fennel salad, charred green bean, fenugreek vinaigrette.

Thursday, Oct 25
5pm / Venetucci Pumpkin Ale Release Party At Bristol!
Bristol Brewing / 1647 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs
The mood is fallish and festive. We ceremoniously tap an actual pumpkin full of ale. The line is long but friendly. Join us for the mayhem!
Things You’ll Want To Know:
--There is a 2-bottle limit per person.
--A limited number of bottles will be available for purchase at $5.99 plus tax per bottle (bottles may not be consumed in the tasting room).
--Pints will be available for $6.00 each.
--Growler fills will not be available this year so that the line will move faster and so there will be more beer to go around.
--If the brewery sells out before you get some, don’t forget to try the liquor store. They’ll have some, too!

5:30pm / Paradox Beer Co. Grand Release Party!
At Pikes Peak Brewing / 1756 Lake Woodmoor Drive  Monument, CO
Paradox's official release party. Come try all of their beers. All are barrel aged. No reservations are required.

Time? / Phantom Canyon's Brewers Dinner
Phantom Canyon / 2 East Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs
All details are here, reservations are required.

Friday, Oct. 26
5pm / Chilly Water Release Party at Trinity
1466 Garden of the Gods Rd., Colorado Springs
Not a common style of beer by any means, in fact this style of Porter is a bottom fermented lager rather than an ale. Traditionally brewed in Northern Europe, this lager had to be strong to keep all the hearty northern souls warm. Again keep in mind this beer is brewed by Trinity and any beer we make will always have an added twist. The twist in this winter seasonal is the choice to age the beer on some rare Mexican wood known as Cauchalalate. This wood imparts a certain dryness accompanied by chocolate and coffee flavors. We think this unique wood is the perfect match for the style, and we know you will agree! 8.5% ABV.

Pikes Peak Region Brewer's Mini Festival / 6pm?
At Pikes Peak Brewing / 1756 Lake Woodmoor Drive  Monument, CO
Come enjoy beers created by brewers in the Pikes Peak Area.

Saturday, Oct. 27
Elevation Pints for Prostrates Beer Tapping
3pm / Elevation Beer Co. / 115 Pahlone Parkway  Poncha Springs, CO
The First tapping of our Prostator, a Smoked Doppelbock brewed specially for Pints for Prostates a prostate awareness charity.  All proceeds from the sale of this keg will be donated to PFP. Come on out and try this rare beer.

5pm / Halloween Costume Party at Trinity
1466 Garden of the Gods Rd., Colorado Springs
Prizes and Pumpkin beers! 1st Place is a $100 TRiNiTY gift card!

5:30 / Oktoberfest at Pikes Peak Brewing

At Pikes Peak Brewing / 1756 Lake Woodmoor Drive  Monument, CO
Two seatings:  5:30pm and 7:30pm. Traditional German meal, music and beer. Purchase tickets and get info here.

Sunday, Oct 28
Jumping Good Cheese and Beer Pairing
5:30pm / Elevation Beer Co. / 115 Pahlone Parkway  Poncha Springs, CO
Come enjoy a beer and cheese pairing including four different types of Jumping Good Dairy Goat Cheeses (Buena Vista, Colorado) and Four different Elevation beers as well as a beer cheese soup for just $20 dollars ($25 at the door). Meet the cheese maker, learn about beer and food pairings and have a good time! Starts at 5:30pm. Sign up at the tasting room or call us for reservations (719-539-5258).

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BeerEric Steen