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Wynkoop Parade of Darks, 12/1

Discussion in 'US - Mountain' started by Domingo, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (945) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

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  2. Steve_0

    Steve_0 Aficionado (215) Colorado Mar 14, 2012

    It sounds awesome, but it is the same day as Zwanze day so that kind of stinks. :(
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  3. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Savant (370) Colorado Sep 24, 2010

    Awww. See ya next year Parade of Darks.
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  4. joshclauss

    joshclauss Savant (305) Colorado Oct 31, 2010

    Zwaaaaaanzeeeeeeeeeeeeee...
  5. Speaking of, any word on the events around it from Chad?
  6. Tolann

    Tolann Savant (350) Colorado Jul 9, 2007

    already got tix for PoD! Skipping my project's holiday party for it. totally worth it!
  7. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Advocate (700) Colorado Jun 9, 2006

    Parade of Darks will be way better, we should all go to that instead. :cool:
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  8. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (945) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

    I'm a big fan of the 'Koop events, pretty much no matter what they're conflicting with. POD in particular is possibly the best of the bunch, too. I think the only thing that would keep me away from it would be if there was some kind of German kellerbier fest going on at the same time.
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  9. Me and my wife are going to this one. Can't wait!
  10. knucks999

    knucks999 Aficionado (180) Colorado Sep 30, 2008

    AC Golden is pouring Blueberry and Plum sours, two never before sampled beers, both aged with the whole fruit in the barrel.
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  11. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (945) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

    Nice. I didn't even need to see the line-up to grab my tickets. It's always a killer event. Even with breweries simply pouring their "normal" beers like the Czar, Mexican Chocolate Stout, Shotgun, Abyss, and Yeti, it's still a good deal. Tack on some crazy one off or rare items and it becomes even better.
    I'm hoping to see Wynkoop's Chancellor make an appearance if they have any left. That beer is criminally good, and it's at least fairly dark.
  12. riored4v

    riored4v Savant (370) Colorado Jul 11, 2007

    Looking forward to this one. Picked up my tickets a few days ago for it.
  13. Tolann

    Tolann Savant (350) Colorado Jul 9, 2007

    Got my tickets, but I still want to see a list!

    OMG OMG gimme gimme!
  14. Jasonrm72

    Jasonrm72 Savant (390) Colorado Apr 29, 2012

    their Twitter account has a bunch of the beers listed. I'm guessing it isnt a complete list by any stretch. But what is listed I consider to be a whole bunch of "So what?", with the exception of SV Narwhal
  15. Tolann

    Tolann Savant (350) Colorado Jul 9, 2007

    Twitter has a good number that I tried to compile, but they say a complete list will be released later this week.

    I've only been able to pull together this much:

    Copper Kettle - Mexican Chocolate Stout and Pumpkin Porter
    Ska Brewing -Steel Toe Stout, Nefarious, and On The Sly Again
    Caution Brewing - their Toaster Bat Black Robust Smoked Porter, and Dunkel(er)weiss
    Avery Brewing Co - The Czar, Old Jubilation, and their Out of Bounds Stout
    Arvada Beer Company - Jolly Holiday Ale and Foreign to Me Stout,
    Twisted Pine Brewing- Big Shot Espresso Stout and Honey Brown
    Firestone Walker - Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout, Walker’s Reserve Porter, and their DBA
    Brewery Ommegang - Three Philosophers Quadrupel
    Sierra Nevada - Narwhal Imperial Stout, Wine Barrel Aged Dubbel
    Prost Brewing - Doppelbach & Dunkel
    Strange Brewing Company - Pumpkin Porter, Cherry Bomb Stout, Gingerbread Man, and Vanilla Rum Porter
    Lost Abbey are - Lost and Found Abbey Ale
    Maui Brewing -Coconut Porter
    Mountain Sun Pub - Megatron & Oatimus Prime Imperial Stouts
    Left Hand Brewing - Fade to Black and Milk Stout Nitro
    Odell Brewing - Mountain Standard and Isolation Ale
    Dry Dock Brewing - Wee Heavy Strong Scotch Ale and Raspberry Porter.
    Great Divide - Yeti Imperial Stout, Espresso Oak Aged Yeti
    AC Golden is pouring Blueberry and Plum sours
    Green Flash Beer - Double Stout
    Boulevard Beer - Bully! Porter and Dark Truth Stout
    Breckenridge Brewery - Oatmeal Stout, Christmas Ale, Vanilla Porter & Extra ESB

    They say they have 34 breweries and 80 beers.
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  16. Hello BAs,

    It's great to see you folks so excited about our Parade of Darks! Thank you very much.

    I posted the list a moment ago, here it is again:

    2012 Parade of Darks Breweries and Beers

    Arvada Beer Co - Jolly Holiday Ale, Foreign to Me Stout
    Avery Brewing – The Czar, Old Jubilation, Out of Bounds Stout
    AC Golden – Blueberry Sour, Plum Sour,
    Bootstrap Brewing- Worthog Stout, Boomer Brown
    Boulevard Brewing – Bully! Porter, Dark Truth Stout
    Breckenridge BreweryOatmeal Stout, Vanilla Porter, Extra ESB, Christmas Ale
    Bull & Bush - Big Ben Brown Ale, Stonehenge Stout, Punk Up The Yams, The Legend Of The Liquid Brain, Captain Funk, Captain Midnight
    Caution Brewing – Toaster Bat Black Smoked Porter, Dunkel(er)weiss.
    Copper Kettle – Mexican Chocolate Stout, Pumpkin Porter
    Denver Beer Co- Graham Cracker Porter, Chill Out Chocolate Chili Stout
    Elevation Brewing – Apis, Lil Mo Porter
    Drydock Brewing – Wee Heavy Strong Scotch Ale, Raspberry Porter
    Firestone Walker - Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout, Walker’s Reserve Porter, DBA
    Fort Collins Brewery - Double Chocolate Stout
    Great Divide – Yeti Imperial Stout, Espresso Oak Aged Yeti, Claymore Scotch Ale, Hibernation
    Green Flash - Double Stout
    Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Master Thief German Porter, Fearless Youth Dunkel Lager, Wee Heavy Barrel-Aged Scottish Strong Ale
    Jolly Pumpkin – Bam Noir
    Left Hand - Fade to Black, Milk Stout Nitro
    Lone Tree Brewing - Acres O Green Irish Red, Toots's Full-Bodied Oatmeal Stout, Chili Beer Collaboration #2, Old # 99 Rauchbier
    Lost Abbey – Lost & Found
    Maui Brewing – Coconut Porter
    Mountain Sun Brewery & Pub -- Megatron Imperial Stout, Oatimus Prime Imperial Stout
    Odell Brewing – Mountain Standard, Isolation Ale
    Ommegang – Three Philosophers
    Port Brewing - Old Viscosity
    Prost BrewingDoppelbock, Dunkel
    Pug Ryan’s- Brain-teaser Barlywine, Barell-Aged Leap Year Trifecta
    Sierra NevadaNarwhal Imperial Stout,Wine Barrel Aged Dubbel
    Ska - Steel Toe Stout, Nefarious, On The Sly Again
    Strange Brewing – Pumpkin Porter, Cherry Bomb Stout, Gingerbread Man, Vanilla Rum Porter
    Twisted Pine – Espresso Stout, Honey Brown
    Upslope Brewing- Christmas Ale, Brown Ale
    Wynkoop BrewingGingerbread Stout, 2012 Barleywine, Cowtown Milk Stout, B3K Black Lager, Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout, Colorojo
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  17. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (945) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

    Nice, nice. Tons of great beers on there. Plus, it'll be a nice introduction to a lot of the smaller breweries for those that haven't made the rounds yet.
  18. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Champion (910) Colorado May 19, 2005

    I'll be there with bells on....minus the bells
  19. joshclauss

    joshclauss Savant (305) Colorado Oct 31, 2010

    ...minus Zwanze.
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  20. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Champion (910) Colorado May 19, 2005

    :(
  21. joshclauss

    joshclauss Savant (305) Colorado Oct 31, 2010

    Your tears taste like...gueuze...
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  22. So....about half a dozen beers on that list that you cannot just go to dang near any liquor store and buy? There are a couple of tempting goodies on that list, but the rest....that looks like Old Chicago's tap list :confused:
  23. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (945) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

    There are roughly 80 beers on the list with roughly more than half being considered great all the way to excellent or world class. For $30 you can drink as much as you want of them. Sometimes I think the beer world is slowly collapsing upon itself.
  24. I'm not saying they are bad beers, just....I guess I expected something more then fairly common beers for 30$ As with most things beer related in Denver though, I'm sure the experience will outweigh the tap list as always :)
  25. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Champion (910) Colorado May 19, 2005

    They'll have chocolate!
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  26. joshclauss

    joshclauss Savant (305) Colorado Oct 31, 2010

    Wynkoop always does a great job with their events, regardless of the tap listing. That said, it sucked that this had to be the same day as Zwanze, both for the people at Zwanze, and for the people at Parade.

    But holy god, especially the people at Parade. ZWANZE 4 LIFE!!!
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  27. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Champion (910) Colorado May 19, 2005

    I think both events (Parade and Zwanze) show that craft beer has a great community feel to it. While these events are great, and the beer is wonderful, it's the people that put the icing on the cake. Even Josh :cool: ;)
  28. joshclauss

    joshclauss Savant (305) Colorado Oct 31, 2010

    It's a Zwanze Day miracle!
  29. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Champion (910) Colorado May 19, 2005

    Every time a beer is drank, and angel gets its wings!
    Honestly, though, are really out of beer? That would be tragic. Something must be done
  30. joshclauss

    joshclauss Savant (305) Colorado Oct 31, 2010

    I heard stores have Cantillon. Some idiot posted about it on the Mountain forum.
  31. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (945) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

    The Parade was a fun event - tons of great stuff. There were a few smaller breweries (West Flanders, Bootstrap, etc.) I hadn't tried before. There were even a few special items around that weren't on the list. Everyone there got a free 6-pack of B3K, which is pretty damned cool. The two sours from AC Golden almost made up for not being able to do Zwanze day, too. Sucks that we had to make a choice, although at least one nameless individual apparently hit up both!
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  32. coreymcafee

    coreymcafee Savant (350) Colorado May 30, 2006

    I saw that nameless individual. Parade of Zwanze=winning.
  33. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Champion (910) Colorado May 19, 2005

    Hey, thanks for the taste of Fou Foune. That was goooood.
  34. coreymcafee

    coreymcafee Savant (350) Colorado May 30, 2006

    Glad to hook a brother up!
  35. Thank you BAs for helping us make the Parade of Darks a big and fun success. We sold all 350 tickets, raised over 12 grand for Metro Care Ring through the ticket sales, and had a blast talking about and sampling 82 fine beers with over 450 fine beer nuts, generous brewery folks and eager volunteers. If you have suggestions for improvements for next year (and we already have a few of our own) let me know.
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  36. riored4v

    riored4v Savant (370) Colorado Jul 11, 2007

    Great event. The brett induced Scotch Ale from Grimm Bros was amazing. The sours from AC Golden were really impressive as well. Overall there were a ton of great beers. Wished I could have done Zwanze as well, but I dont regret going to this event one bit.
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