Local Beer Happenings This Week in Colorado Springs

We've got a few good looking beer events in Colorado Springs this week so I wanted to point them out to you. Also, take note, there are a few festivals coming up and you may want to buy tickets before it's too late. All available information is below:

Wed. Jan 23

Pikes Peak Brewing Special Tapping at Brewer's Republic
5pm / 112 N. Nevada Ave.
Pikes Peak is bringing some very special beers: Devils in the Wood (Red ale aged in red wine barrels), Gold Rush du Brett (sour Belgian golden ale), Wild Horses Porter (Bear Creek Porter slightly soured in whiskey barrels), Oaked Elephant (IPA aged in oak whiskey barrels), The Brits Are Back (English Mild - won Best of Show at the State Fair!), and the tasty Switchback Coffee Porter. Bring your friends - these are beers not to be missed and you can't even find all of them in PPBC tap room!

Fri. Jan 25

Pappy Legba Release Party at Trinity Brewing
5pm / 1146 Garden of the Gods Rd.
Brewed with just a touch of flaked maize for a seductive and creamy texture, this crimson Saison is undeniably focused on fruit. Post fermentation this special Belgian is aged on a grip of pie cherries, lending it more of a Kriek profile rather than Saison. 13.0% ABV.

Special New Belgium Beers Made By Walking Tapping at Brewer's Republic
6pm / 112 N. Nevada Ave.
This is one of our events so we hope to see you there! Last year we invited New Belgium to make a beer as part of our Beers Made By Walking program. They ended up making a Bock with lavender and plum. The beer turned out really nicely and has only been available outside of the NBB taproom during our anniversary party. We've secured one last keg and we want to share the beer one last time with you.

Sat. Jan. 26

Black and White Ball at Pikes Peak Brewing
7-10pm / 1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr., Monument
Join us as we dance the night away with Mark's Midnight Carnival Show and all things black and white. Wear ANYTHING black and white. Originality will be rewarded. Admission:  FREE

UPCOMING (Buy tickets now!)

Sat. Feb. 16

3rd Annual Winter Beer Fest 

Held in downtown Woodland Park, on Feburary 16th, 2013. Sample beers from nine local microbreweries, while enjoying snacks and live music. Participating breweries include Arvada Beer, Trinity, Bristol Brewing Company, Prost Brewing, Eddyline, Colorado Mountain Brewery, Pikes Peak Brewing, Tivoli Beer, and BierWerks. Go here for your Brewery Insider Ticket.

Fri. Feb. 22

Rocky Mountain Microbrewing Symposium / All Day / at UCCS

This exciting one-day event brings microbrewers and renowned experts together for the exchange of information and ideas. The program evolves from year to year, but always offers a combination of formal, lecture-style presentations and informal roundtables, workshops and tutorials. We attended one year and this proved to be a very informative event. Check out all the details here.

Sat. Feb 23

Firkin Rendezvous / At Bristol Brewing / 1-5pm
This festival is a great time. We couldn't make it last year but we did the year before and there all sorts of great cask beers available. Tickets are already running low so you better get on it now. This, along with Saison Festival, are our favorite Colorado Springs beer festivals. A list of participating brewers:
Participating Breweries  Boulder Brewing Co, Breckenridge Brewery, Bristol Brewing Co., Carver Brewing Co., Dry Dock Brewing Co., Elevation Beer Co., Elk Mountain, Great Divide Brewing Co, Hall Brewing Co., Hogshead Brewery, Kannah Creek Brewing Co., Left Hand Brewing, New Belgium Brewing Co., Odell Brewing, Oskar Blues Brewery, Pagosa Brewing Co., Palisade Brewing Co., Paradox Beer Company, Phantom Canyon Brewing, Pikes Peak Brewing Co, Prost Brewing Co., Rockslide Brewery, Ska Brewing, Strange Brewing Company, Three Barrel Brewing Co.

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BeerEric Steen