By The Thirst Colorado Team
Cerveceria Colorado will blow open the doors on May 5 with at least eight new beers, each with a Mexican spin.
Cerveceria, a spinoff of Denver Beer Co., will launch on Cinco de Mayo at 1635 Platte St., in Denver. Co-owner Diana Crawford said the plan is to have fun with new brews that run the gamut, from light and refreshing to a fairly complex stout.
While hanging out in Mexico in recent years, DBC head brewer Jason Buehler befriended some others brewers and the ideas began to fall into place. “I have been fortunate enough to travel throughout Mexico and brew with some of the country’s innovators in craft brewing,” Buehler said on DBC’s blog. “These brewers create excellent craft beer using fresh, local ingredients and have been kind enough to teach me about the different flavor profiles and unique characteristics of traditional Mexican spices and plants.”
Some of the eight featured beers include:
- Senor Pina, 5.1% ABV, a blonde ale with pineapple
- Poblano Pils, 4.9% ABV, a Mexican lager aged on poblano peppers
- Cocolimon, 5.2% ABV, a kettle sour collab with Cerveceria de Colima in Colima, Mexico
- Churro Stout, 6% ABV, a milk stout made with churros, cinnamon and vanilla
- CoCo, 5% ABV, a hopped up chocolate pale ale
The brewery will host charity happy hours in upcoming weeks with a variety of agencies benefitting.
Following are additional Cinco de Mayo events that should be checked out:
American Homebrewers Association Big Brew Day
Several Colorado breweries, homebrew shops and homebrew groups are planning to participate in the American Homebrewers Association Big Brew. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the AHA and it is asking everyone, regardless of your location, to join in on a nationwide toast at 11 a.m., Mountain Time to celebrate the milestone.
Check here to find more info on Big Brews happening throughout the state.
Boulder Beer Celebrates Cinco de Mayo
Colorado’s first craft brewery is asking you to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the Pub on Wilderness. Boulder Beer Co. will feature drink specials and Mexican-inspired small plates all day at 2880 Wilderness Place, in Boulder.
Bring the kiddos as Batiste and Young will provide live music for this family affair.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Que Bueno Suerte!
Que Bueno Suerte!, Platt Park’s modern and eclectic Mexican restaurant, will feature a special menu for Cinco de Mayo.
On May 5, guests can order $5 house margaritas, or choose from two specialty cocktails using premium Sangre Azul fresh juice.
Que Bueno Suerte! will offer its house tacos - Calabacitas, Pollo al Pastor, Barbacoa de Borrego, or Taco de Baja for just $3 and the Cinco de Mayo specialty menu will feature two different specialty tacos for $5.
Que Bueno Mexican Grille at DIA
Flying into or out of DIA on Cinco de Mayo? Head over to concourse B for $3 street tacos and $6 house margaritas at Que Bueno Mexican Grille on May 5. Visit FlyDenver.com for more information.
The Big Wonderful Celebrates 5 Years May 5-6
With Cinco de Mayo, Derby Weekend, and its 5th anniversary all happening in the same weekend, The Big Wonderful has planned a celebratory extravaganza.
More than 100 vendors are slated for the weekend with more than 20 breweries, cideries and wineries on tap for the Big Wonderful Beerfest.
Purchase tickets here. https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1628064
Atrevida Beer Co. Grand Opening
Jess and Rich Fierro purchased Colorado Springs-based Great Storm Brewing in January. After a few months of getting acclimated to their brewery, the couple has rebranded the space as Atrevida Beer Co., and plans to have a grand opening party on Cinco de Mayo.
Jess, the head brewer at Atrevida, prides herself on adding Latin ingredients to her brews wherever possible. She will have 9-plus beers on tap with $5 you-call-its all day. Atrevida will be open from noon-11 p.m. on Cinco de Mayo and is located at 204 Mt. View Lane, #3, in Colorado Springs.