Paradox Brewing – On the Move!

Don’t stop by the Paradox Brewing tap room in Woodland Park. It is closed while Paradox relocates to its new facility nine miles west in Divide. And WOW, what a facility. Paradox is moving up to a ten barrel brewhouse with three 30 barrel and one 20 barrel fermenter. Jeff Aragon hopes to be open to the public in the new facility by Memorial Day weekend but admits that they may get into June before a full opening. The new facility will have room for an incredible number of barrels including some huge barrels with a 30 barrel capacity that are on order.

Stay tuned. We will let you know as soon as the reopening date is firm. In the meantime, Paradox is still bottling and selling throughout Colorado and four other states.

Coming soon is another Skully series release – salted mango habenaro. I had a chance to taste it this afternoon, and it is really great! Just a bit tart with a warmth but no real heat like some chili beers. Watch for it in stores in the next week or so.

 Paradox barrels   Paradox fermenters

Breckenridge Farmhouse Opening Getting Closer

We’ve all been hearing about the new Breckenridge Brewing location – The Farmhouse at 2920 Brewery Lane in Littleton. They are now beginning to hire staff for the location, and I hear that they have the fermenters in place in the brewhouse. To keep track of the progress, check out https://www.facebook.com/breckenridgebreweryfarmhouse/timeline.

You should also know that there are 50 golden tickets floating around out there that will get 50 lucky folks an early tour of the facilities.

Breckenridge Farmhouse

Colorado Craft Spirit Festival – Update

Colorado has over 50 distillers, and the number is growing every day!

Craft breweries are asked weekly to participate in various festivals that allow them to showcase their brewery and their beers. Occasionally, these beer festivals invite a few distillers to participate. This does not provide the kind of showcase we feel our burgeoning state distillery market deserves.

To correct this deficit, we are proposing to initiate an annual Colorado Craft Spirit Festival. We are planning to hold the first annual festival in Colorado Springs on Saturday, June 27th from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Our goals for this first event are modest: 12 distilleries, 8 caterers, and 300 guests.

Our initial attempts to contact Colorado distilleries has been overwhelming. So far (after just a few days) 21 distilleries have expressed interest in a festival focused on spirits from Colorado. Keep your eye on the All Colorado Beer Festival website for more information. We anticipate the opening of ticket sales about mid-April. The tickets will be very limited so you will need to act quickly when they go on sale. Don’t miss out. get your chance to sample the many great spirits being produced by Colorado distillers.

Some of the distillers expressing interest include: 3 Hundred Days of Shine, 808 Distillery, Altitude Spirits, Axe and the Oak Distillery, Bear Creek Distillery, Boathouse Distillery, Colorado Gold Distillery, Distillery 291, Downslope Distillery, Feisty Spirits, J&L DistillingLeopold Brothers, Montanya Distillers, Roundhouse Spirits, and Spring 44 Distilling. These distillers make moonshine, whiskey, rum, vodka, gin, and many other types of spirits.

If you are looking for more information on distilleries in Colorado, we suggest picking up a copy of the Beer, Wine, and Spirit Drinkers Guide to Colorado.


Distillery 291Downslope-logo Feisty Spirits J&L Distilling Leopold Brothers Montanya Logo Roundhouse Spirits Spring 44 300 Days of Shine 808 Distillery Altitude Spirits Bear Creek Graphic1 Boathouse Distillery

Gazette Initiates Colorado Springs Beer Map

Colorado Springs Beer MapThe Colorado Springs Gazette’s Beer Map lets you know where to go on the Front Range for crafted brew, as well as a little about what you’ll find once you get there.

Check it out online at csbeermap.com and join the Gazette 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18 at the Green Man Taproom, 320 S. Weber St. The first 30 people (of legal age) through the door get a free beer, and $3 craft beer specials run all night. Sudsister Monica Mendoza and Rudy Vasquez will be there and — even better — there will be door prizes.

After visiting csbeermap.com, give the Gazette your feedback for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to a Springs brewery of your choice.

 

 

 

All Colorado Beer Festival Picked As Best in the Springs

Focus on the Beer recently posted the best beer events and festivals in Colorado Springs. All Colorado Beer Festival is very proud to have been selected as the best beer festival. Thank you to Focus on the Beer for the recognition, as well as all of you out there who voted for us!

While the recognition is great, we want to be sure that everyone remembers why we do this. All proceeds go to our beneficiaries - $70,000 this year! We also must recognize the great Colorado brewers who donate their beer, cider, soda, and kombucha to make the event possible. Without them there would be no beer and without beer there would be no festival!

Focus on the Beer

ACBF Hands THEATREWORKS Big Check #3

Our third beneficiary check went to THEATREWORKS. This year we increased or donation by 20% to $24,000. THEATREWORKS remains the largest single organizational donor at THEATREWORKS. Almost the entire Festival Planning Committee was on hand to present the check to THEATREWORKS Artistic Director, Murray Ross. After the presentation, we stayed for the show and laughed our socks off. If you have time in the busy holiday season, treat yourself to a show at THEATREWORKS – The Lying Kind.

THEATREWORKS Check Presentation