Earlier this summer, the Brewers Association unveiled a new seal that it hopes independent craft breweries will add to the labels on their bottles and cans in order to distinguish themselves from large corporate-owned breweries, or small breweries that have been purchased by mega-brewers.
The seal, which depicts an upside-down bottle of beer with the words “Brewers Association Certified Independent Craft,” has begun popping up in different places. A few companies, like Odell Brewing in Fort Collins and Left Hand Brewing in Longmont, have added it to upcoming labels or newsletters. Others, like Joyride Brewing in Edgewater, have posted the seal in sticker form on their doorways or walls.
Keep reading for the best local craft-beer events and tappings through August 27.
Wednesday, August 9
Lonely Planet’s new book, Global Beer Tour – A Guide To Beer Tasting atthe World’s Best Breweries, includes a passage about Black Shirt Brewing. To celebrate, the brewery will host two speakers who will share their fondest memories of beer and travel: Christopher Pritts of Lonely Planet, and Marty Jones, a local journalist turned beer evangelist, publicist and promoter who has his own company, called Marty Jones Ideas & Ink. (Music fans may also recognized Jones from the Denver music scene.) Hostel Fish is also part of this event, so if you show the bartender your Hostel Fish key card, you’ll get 10 percent off your first round of drinks. Everyone else who buys a pint will be entered into a giveaway for items that include the book.
Thursday, August 10
For the first time ever, 4 Noses Brewing in Broomfield has canned its Peachopotamus, an ale brewed with peaches from Palisade. The…
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