The tradition of Big Beer’s Black Friday launches in Denver continues

Black Friday is considered a time for shopping, and it’s no different in the world of beer. Taking inspiration from the original Goose Island Bourbon County releases, breweries have, over the years, followed suit by releasing a host of Black Friday special release beers, usually large beers like stouts and barleywines. While these beers are delicious to drink from the tap or take home in a bottle, they also make great holiday gifts for the big beer lover in his life.

Here are some special releases to watch this week:

Burns Family Craft Beers will release its annual I Hate Shopping Black IPA, along with $5 pours all day. Wait, that’s not great beer! We’re making an exception for Burns, as the brewery is known for making fantastic high-ABV beers, and will also be releasing a 16% ABV Cognac cask-aged stout called Spirit of the Season on Saturday the 26th. November, just one day later. Black Friday.

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Copper Kettle will be launching their Christmas gift box of Snowed In, an imperial oatmeal ale.

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Brewing beer in copper kettle it will also keep up the annual tradition, with its Black Friday winery launch. Vintage bottles and cans of the brewery’s two great flagship beers, Well Bred Barleywine and Snowed In Imperial Oatmeal Stout, will be available all day. Copper Kettle will also be releasing this year’s Snowed In Gift Box, which contains five variations of the 2021 Snowed In, including mocha, coconut, cherry, vanilla, and maple, along with a 10-ounce tumbler.

Creating a new image will release four great beers for Black Friday: 9505, a wood-finish barley wine; Estufa, a macrooxidized barley wine inspired by the Madeira wine process; Underworld Barista – Chai, a barrel-aged affogato stout; and Double Barrel Anaphora, an imperial stout aged in double barrels. Pre-order bottle sales are at noon on November 23 and are available beginning November 25 at noon, when head brewer Brandon Capps will lead a barleywine tasting and tour at the Wheat Ridge location.

Resolved Elaboration he’s playing his Beneath Ancient Sand, an imperial oatmeal ale. The 10.5 percent ABV beer is brewed with six different grains. This beer is very limited, only on tap, and is poured from the nitro tap at the Centennial location.

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Station 26 Brewing not only is it releasing four variations of imperial beer, but it’s also hosting a Black Friday market, featuring local vendors like Colorado Woodcraft Co., Fonda Elizabeth Arts, Homestead in the Hood, Lune Bath + Body, Bits Bobs and Sundry, and Wakey Bakery designs. Food trucks will also be on the premises throughout the day. Variants of the Imperial Stout include Mexican chocolate, Turkish coffee, crème brulee, and spumoni (pistachio, cherry, and chocolate).

Uhl Brewing has a reputation for making delicious barrel-aged stouts, dating back to the days when founder Aaron Uhl brewed these great beers at home. On Friday, Uhl will release eight new cask-aged stouts, including three different single-cask variants from the brewery’s Deep Dark Depths series, including Heaven Hill, Templeton Rye and WL Weller Antique 107 cask versions. Of the eight new beers, Uhl’s will have a whopping 22 barrel-aged beers available on Black Friday!

brewing prohibited in Loveland is launching Barley Friday for Black Friday, featuring four variants of its multi-award-winning barrel-aged barleywine, Grow Old With You. Double Oaked Rum, Weller Antique, Grand Reserve and Double Oaked Cognac variants will be available on barrel and in 16-ounce cans. The brewery will have several other barleywines on tap, including fantastic guest barleywines like Fremont Brewing’s Brew 6000 and Westbound & Down Brewing’s Double Barrel Louie 2021.

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Westbound & Down will release bottles of Opulence this Friday.

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Brewing West and Down is to get into the spirit of Friday’s fun day, tapping into Beyond Description, a barrel-aged stout with massive amounts of coconut, walnut, hazelnut and vanilla. The brewery will also have limited bottles of 2022 Opulence, a bourbon barrel-aged stout with vanilla, available at all three locations.

Westfax Brewing in Lakewood is launching a host of beers, including Vanilla, Almond, Cherry Beta Wave, a barrel-aged stout, and Assorted Variety: Peppermint Bark, a pastry stout. The brewery will also be releasing The Elvis Stout, appropriately with peanut butter, banana, and bacon. Bingo with prizes and music will also complete the day of fun.

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Midnight the Brewer Cat at Wiley Roots, in the background of the eponymous beer.


Brewing Wiley Roots will have a four-beer release centered around Midnight, their house cat. Midnight on the Run is named after the team’s typical response when customers ask where Midnight is: “Running away somewhere.” The Greeley-based brewery will release four variants of Midnight on the Run, including a coconut variant, a Mexican hot chocolate-inspired variant, and a chocolate variant, along with a version aged for twenty months in bourbon barrels.

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