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Craft Beer Events We're Excited for on Black Friday 2018!

Get out the lawn chairs and bring the leftovers from Thanksgiving, BLACK FRIDAY HAS RETURNED! Instead of getting a new TV or movie, consider the delicious nectar of the gods known as craft beer. There are a TON of amazing events and we have narrowed it down to 6 different Black Friday breweries to visit instead of waiting for the next lightning deals!


 image credit- Resolute Brewing Co.

image credit- Resolute Brewing Co.

Vanilla Chai Brown Release at Resolute Brewing Company

Resolute is releasing their Vanilla Chai Brown at noon and also pouring some Beer’mosa action for you to enjoy until the VCB is unleashed.

Here’s the scoop from the brewery about the beer release:

“Fall into Vanilla Chai Brown's dark malt body, and you will discover an array of flavors including rich hazelnut, dark chocolate, and toffee. An infusion of subtle hop varieties round out this decadently malty brew. Finished with a touch of raw Chai spice and fresh Madagascar vanilla beans, the sweet and spicy combination of flavors elevate this beer to a refined complexity.”

 They also have a few holiday deals for crowler and blanket packs so you can keep warm while you drink!

Location: 7286 S Yosemite St #110, Centennial, CO 80112

 photo credit- Cerebral Brewing

photo credit- Cerebral Brewing

Toys for Tots Toy/Coat Drive at Cerebral Brewing

If you are looking to do something that can help others in need, consider Bringing some toys and coats on your way to some tasty beers at Cerebral Brewing.

By donating an unwrapped toy and/or a gently used coat, you get to not only help someone out but also a free (6$) pour. Though it’s limited to one free beer per person, you can spend your time on Black Friday helping out others and drinking some delicious beers!

Location: 1477 Monroe St, Denver, CO 80206

 photo credit- Wikimedia Commons

photo credit- Wikimedia Commons

Krampus Ale Release and X-Mas Sale at Black Sky Brewery

Are you looking for a BLACK METAL FRIDAY? Look no further than Black Sky Brewery for their special sales on their merchandise and the release of their new KRAMPUS ale while listening to Black Metal all day.

Krampus is a beast in the folklore of Alpine countries, said to punish misbehaving children during the Christmas season. I wonder how punishing the beer will be!

Location: 490 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204

 photo credit- WestFax Brewing

photo credit- WestFax Brewing

Day of Dark Beers at WestFax Brewing

Looking for some dark beer action on Black Friday? WestFax Brewing is tapping 7 new dark beers and then will be converting to a Cosmic Beer Party later in the night!

Here is some additional information from the brewery about this DARK event!

Black Friday Brews:
IMPERIAL BLACK IPA (also available on nitro)
BARREL AGED IMPERIAL STOUT (limited bottles also available for purchase) 

Cosmic Beer Party Info:
Starts at 6pm
Glow in the dark lighting
Free glow sticks
Live DJ music by RC3 from 8-10pm

Location: 6733 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO 80214

 photo credit- Verboten Brewing

photo credit- Verboten Brewing

 All the Cake You Can Drink at Verboten Brewing

After Thanksgiving, you may not want to eat pastries…. How do you feel about drinking them?

Verboten is releasing two cake inspired pastry stouts for Black Friday at their All The Cake You Can Drink event! The first beer is called Strange Little Smile, a Bourbon Barrel Aged German Chocolate Cake Stout with Pecans, Chocolate and Coconut. Beer two is Cake of Death, a 13% stout with 4+ kinds of chocolate. Strange Little Smile will be available on draft and bottles while Cake of Death will have a bottle release later and is only available on tap.

Location: 127 E 5th St, Loveland, CO 80537

 photo credit - Wiley Roots

photo credit - Wiley Roots

Black Friday Special Releases at Wiley Roots Brewing

Wiley Roots has a TON of beers for you to drink and take home this Black Friday. They will be opening up the cellar with special releases of all sorts for every taste. My two personal favorite beers from Wiley Roots will be available in their Cinnamonstah Cinnamon Imperial Stout and Mean Beans, an amazingly rich Coffee Imperial Stout! Check out the full list below for all of their releases:

Mean Beans
Chocolate Imperial Stout with caramel, vanilla, and locally roasted coffee beans

Chocolate Imperial Stout with cinnamon

Sweet Cherry County Fair Cobbler
Milkshake Sour IPA with bright whole fruit cherry purée, graham cracker, lactose, and cinnamon.

Nutella Breakfast Strudel
Pastry Wheatwine made with jars of Nutella chocolate-hazelnut spread, 15 pounds of roasted Ghana chocolate nibs from Nuance Chocolate, and a touch of pure Hazelnut extract.

Pseudonym (On-Site Only)

Chocolate Imperial Stout aged for 18 months in Laws Whiskey House Secale Rye Whiskey barrels

Coconut Pseudonym (On-Site Only)
Chocolate Imperial Stout aged for 18 months in Laws Whiskey House Secale Rye Whiskey barrels with Coconut

2016 Día de Las Margaritas Oscuras
Mixed-Culture Dark Sour aged in Tequila barrels with Cacao Nibs, Sea Salt, and Citrus

2016 Jam the Radar
Raspberry Mixed-Culture Dark Sour

*2016 Dichotomous Beans
Chocolate Imperial Stout aged in a Bourbon barrel with Vanilla Beans and Coffee (6 bottles) 

*2017 Barrel Aged Something
Chocolate Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon barrels with Hazelnut and Almond (6 bottles)

2017 Coconut Imperial Something
Chocolate Imperial Stout with Coconut

2018 Pyromonstah
Chocolate Imperial Stout with Marshmallow and Graham Cracker

*2018 Vanilla Pseudonym
⠀Chocolate Imperial Stout aged for 18 months in Laws Whiskey House Secale Rye Whiskey barrels with Papau New Guinea Vanilla Beans (24 cans)

𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥, 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯. 𝘐𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘥 (*) 𝘳𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘱𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘭 𝘢 𝘋20 𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘥𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘳 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘥.

Location: 625 3rd St Unit D, Greeley, CO 80631

As you can see, there are some great events for beer on Black Friday that are worth more than waiting in line at Best Buy or Walmart. Drink Local this Black Friday and support your local breweries!

Mike Trinidad