Westword: Beer Calendar: New Canned Beers, Apricot Colette and Grist’s Second Taproom
“There are plenty of new canned Colorado craft beers hitting the market this month, including Oskar Blues Fugli Yuzu & Ugli Fruit IPA, Ska Brewing Pink Vapor Stew, Telluride Brewing Russell Kelley Pale Ale and Denver Beer Co. Maui Express. But it’s hard to beat the refreshing, can-tastic artwork on Station 26 Brewing’s first-ever canned seasonal, Lemondrop Wheat, which should be in liquor stores beginning this week.
Brewed with Lemondrop hops and a hint of lemon, the 4.5 percent ABV beer was also “crafted to reduce gluten,” the brewery says. It’s also on tap at the brewery starting this week….
Saturday, May 27
The second edition of Great Divide’s super-limited, taproom-only Local Knowledge series, Apricot Colette, goes on sale in six-packs at the brewery’s original taproom and in the Barrel Bar in RiNo; the beer will likely sell out today or within a few days. Each six-pack in the Local Knowledge series includes a bookmark with a tip or trick from a Denver local — thus the name of the series — about places to eat and drink and things to see and do. The suggestions come from beer writers, Great Divide employees, beer drinkers and other party people…
Friday, June 2
Great Divide Brewing’s Barrel Bar kicks off summer with a reveal party from 6 to 9 p.m. for the new artwork on its cans of Denver Pale Ale. The First Friday event, taking place at the brewery’s RiNo location, celebrates art, beer and Denver.” Last year, Great Divide revamped the recipe for its venerable Denver Pale Ale, refocusing its distribution to Denver only and pledging to create an artist series for the cans, which will change each year. The new one showcases a piece by John Vogl of The Bungaloo. “The new Denver Pale Ale cans will be available alongside other Great Divide brews and different Denver Pale Ale firkin tappings,” the brewery says. You can also check out a Denver Pale Ale collaborative art project, live screen printing, commemorative merchandise, raffles, games, live tunes, food trucks, artwork submissions for series No. 3. The E-Tuk circulator will be giving rides throughout the rest of the neighborhood for the evening “so you can start your RiNo First Friday adventure with us and head out from there.” The party is free to get into, and a portion of beer sales will benefit the RiNo Art District.”
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