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Summary:

  • Party
  • Monday, November 30, 2009
  • 6-9pm
  • $15 – Admission includes food and drink
  • Mustache contest
  • Proceeds benefit prostate cancer research through the Movember fund
  • Awesomeness

Great Divide Brewing Company
2201 Arapahoe Street (map)
Denver, Colorado 80205

If you can’t make it, or even if you can, and you want to support me and my team’s efforts to raise money, you can donate through me at http://us.movember.com/mospace/82274/.

In other news, I have a sweet stache. Show up Monday to see it.

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Movember

This post is taken straight from the Great Divide blog.

Ever heard of the month Movember? Yep, Mo not No.

 

“Movember is an annual, month-long celebration of the moustache, highlighting men’s health issues – specifically prostate and testicular cancer.” according to movember.com. As part of a worldwide fundraising effort, Great Divide is proud to host a moustache contest party at the end of the month.

 

Official contest rules state that contestants are to register, then start with a clean shaven face on November 1st and grow out the Mo all month, ending with a friendly competition on the 30th. Well, we realize not everybody may have known about the competition on Nov 01, but you can still compete! Although if you start growing it now, you may not be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE (Man of Movember title with a sash you can wear proudly!), but we’d love to see as many Mos as possible, even if they are only grown out a couple weeks. Heck, even if you don’t want to grow one, show up with a fake and join the party!

 

Ladies, there is a prize up for grabs for you too! Title and sash for Miss Movember, the Mo Sista who has supported and encouraged the Mo Bros. This means you have a true appreciation for the Mo and have recruited the most Mo Bros for the competition. Wrangle up your men and get them to start growing a Mo!

For the party on Monday, Movember 30th, creativity is encouraged. Costumes and other creative efforts are encouraged and DO help your chances of winning. Admission (includes beer and food) is $15 and proceeds benefit the Movember fund, which supports the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Party runs from 6-9 pm.

 

Check out the official Movember website for official rules, details and style guide.

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In the past few weeks, a lot of people have asked me how the brewery is coming along. Depending what day they asked, they got a very different answer. I’ve been telling people everything from “Awesome, we’ll be open by January if things go right” to “Slow and steady” to “We don’t really know what direction we’re going, so we need to figure that out before I can give you a definite answer.” They’re all true, too. Or they were when I said them.

So for those who have asked, and those who haven’t, here’s where we’re at: We’re still trying to figure out our direction, but things are going great, slow, and steady, and we’ll be open when things are ready.

Ok, that’s out of the way. Let’s get to recent events. Back in February, I posted something on Twitter and Facebook about a new goal I had. Obviously it was unrealistic and idealistic and straight up crazy, but here was said goal:

Goal tracking via social media..

Goal tracking via social media..

People scoffed. They said “Ok PJ, good luck with that..” But sometimes things happen in weird ways. Saturday was Great Divide’s 15th Anniversary Party. A month ago I helped Hilary create a beer for the party. We made a Dirty Blonde, named A Night With Pamela Anderson. And on June 7th, she made an appearance. She was a bit over carbonated, and ended up getting pulled after 10 minutes due to super foaminess, but we got to try her. She was on tap. This happened. Hello dream, thank you for coming true.

"Dirty Blonde" goes on tap

"Dirty Blonde" goes on tap

The whole party was overwhelmingly awesome. There were hundreds of people at Great Divide. The tap room, brew house, and parking lot were jam packed with beer lovers. 3 bands, 800-1000 people, a ridiculous number of different beers, food, and an amazingly gorgeous day. If you weren’t there, next time maybe you’ll listen.

There was lots of picture taking. I have a few to share, and MetroMix (titled Old Ruffians mix with dirty blondes) has another 80 or so, and the Gigbot Photobooth went a little crazy with the picture taking.

The crowd outside

The crowd outside

Anyway, not much else to tell. It was an awesome party, it was great to see my beer served to the public for the first time, and the shenanigans were delightful. To protect the innocent and not so innocent, those stories will remain off the public domain. Just call me Jafar and we’ll see what happens.

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This is a press release from Great Divide about their party this Saturday. I helped one of the people there (Hilary) brew a batch for the party, so you should all go and drink it. Ask for A Night With Pamela Anderson…

Brewery Celebrates Milestone With Limited-Release Beer, Party

Denver, CO—Great Divide Brewing Company, one of America’s most acclaimed microbreweries, will celebrate fifteen years in business on June 6, marking the occasion with a limited-release oak-aged double IPA and a party at the brewery featuring live music, food and a number of special beers.
In 1994, Colorado’s craft beer scene scarcely existed, but Brian Dunn recognized Denver’s potential to be a great beer city. Combining his business background with his passion for beer, which was developed through his international travels and his experience as a homebrewer, he decided to start a brewery. He set up shop in an abandoned dairy-processing plant at the edge of downtown Denver and began brewing the beers that, over the past fifteen years, have carried Great Divide Brewing Company to its status as one of America’s most decorated microbreweries and helped transform Denver into an international destination for beer lovers.
“It’s been a fantastic ride,” says Dunn. “We started out with two beers, doing everything by hand, and we’ve just grown and grown and grown. Just in the past year, we’ve added a state-of-the-art new bottling line, quadrupled our (admittedly small) barrel-aging program, opened a patio for the Tap Room, and released seven new seasonal beers, with more to come. We’re all having a ton of fun doing it, and looking back at how far we’ve come in fifteen years, I can’t even imagine what the next fifteen will bring.”
To celebrate this milestone, Great Divide will release 15th Anniversary Wood Aged Double India Pale Ale. Based on the brewery’s most award-winning beer, Denver Pale Ale, this copper-hued treat is a celebration of everything Great Divide does best. Plenty of malty sweetness provides a backdrop for earthy, floral English and American hops, while French and American oak round off the edges and provide a touch of vanilla.
“We really think this beer sums up everything we’ve come to be known for over the past fifteen years,” says Dunn. “Like all of our beers, it will be assertive and flavorful but also balanced and drinkable, and it’s a combination of classic elements with more innovative touches.”
15th Anniversary, which is at 10.0% alcohol by volume and 90 International Bittering Units, will be available in 22-ounce bottles and on draft through August 1.
Great Divide will release 15th Anniversary Wood Aged Double India Pale Ale at its 15th anniversary party, which will be held at the brewery on June 6 from 2-7 p.m. In addition to their first taste of the new beer, partygoers will get to enjoy delicious food, live music by Denver bands Dressy Bessy, the Swayback, and Young Coyotes, and plenty of other Great Divide beers, including some well-aged versions of old favorites and a number of small batches brewed just for this event. All of this merriment will be included in the ticket price of $20, and Great Divide will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and the Colorado Environmental Coalition.
“This party should be an equally great time for our devoted fans and anybody who just wants to spend a beautiful Denver afternoon with good music, good food and great beer,” says Dunn. “Come help us celebrate fifteen years and say cheers to many, many more.”
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15th Anniversary Double IPA

15th Anniversary Double IPA

Denver, CO—Great Divide Brewing Company, one of America’s most acclaimed microbreweries, will celebrate fifteen years in business on June 6, marking the occasion with a limited-release oak-aged double IPA and a party at the brewery featuring live music, food and a number of special beers.

In 1994, Colorado’s craft beer scene scarcely existed, but Brian Dunn recognized Denver’s potential to be a great beer city. Combining his business background with his passion for beer, which was developed through his international travels and his experience as a homebrewer, he decided to start a brewery. He set up shop in an abandoned dairy-processing plant at the edge of downtown Denver and began brewing the beers that, over the past fifteen years, have carried Great Divide Brewing Company to its status as one of America’s most decorated microbreweries and helped transform Denver into an international destination for beer lovers.

“It’s been a fantastic ride,” says Dunn. “We started out with two beers, doing everything by hand, and we’ve just grown and grown and grown. Just in the past year, we’ve added a state-of-the-art new bottling line, quadrupled our (admittedly small) barrel-aging program, opened a patio for the Tap Room, and released seven new seasonal beers, with more to come. We’re all having a ton of fun doing it, and looking back at how far we’ve come in fifteen years, I can’t even imagine what the next fifteen will bring.”

To celebrate this milestone, Great Divide will release 15th Anniversary Wood Aged Double India Pale Ale. Based on the brewery’s most award-winning beer, Denver Pale Ale, this copper-hued treat is a celebration of everything Great Divide does best. Plenty of malty sweetness provides a backdrop for earthy, floral English and American hops, while French and American oak round off the edges and provide a touch of vanilla.

“We really think this beer sums up everything we’ve come to be known for over the past fifteen years,” says Dunn. “Like all of our beers, it will be assertive and flavorful but also balanced and drinkable, and it’s a combination of classic elements with more innovative touches.”

15th Anniversary, which is at 10.0% alcohol by volume and 90 International Bittering Units, will be available in 22-ounce bottles and on draft through August 1.

Great Divide will release 15th Anniversary Wood Aged Double India Pale Ale at its 15th anniversary party, which will be held at the brewery on June 6 from 2-7 p.m. In addition to their first taste of the new beer, partygoers will get to enjoy delicious food, live music by Denver bands Dressy Bessy, the Swayback, and Young Coyotes, and plenty of other Great Divide beers, including some well-aged versions of old favorites and a number of small batches brewed just for this event. All of this merriment will be included in the ticket price of $20, and Great Divide will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and the Colorado Environmental Coalition.

“This party should be an equally great time for our devoted fans and anybody who just wants to spend a beautiful Denver afternoon with good music, good food and great beer,” says Dunn. “Come help us celebrate fifteen years and say cheers to many, many more.”

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