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Prost Brewing famous the grand opening of its third location on Monday. The 7,000 square-foot space, at 53 Centennial Boulevard in Highlands Ranch, includes a complete kitchen along with a 4,000 square-foot traditional biergarten with room for a stage, an outdoor bar and fire pits. The location also includes a one-barrel pilot brewing system that Prost will use to experiment with a wider range of German beer styles.

David DeLine, whose family bought out Prost’s other investors in 2018, has been working for the past two years to elevate the Prost “experience” to match the level of the beer — mostly lagers like pilsners, Marzens and dunkels. In 2019, he renovated both the LoHi and Fort Collins taprooms, updated the brewery’s logo and branding, and switched all of its packaging from bottles to cans.

Keep reading to see craft-beer tappings and events for this week.

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Thursday, October 14
Comrade Brewing taps a new beer at noon. Hive Mind Honey Beer is a 5.5. percent ABV golden ale brewed with Root Shoot Genie Pale Malt from Loveland and wildflower honey from Clark’s of Colorado.

New cans: Cerebral Brewing has just released three new beers: DDH Small Formula, a lower-ABV double dry-hopped IPA made with Centennial and Galaxy hops; Cloud Types, a hazy 8.1 percent ABV double IPA with Centennial, Idaho 7 and Motueka hops; and Forced Collaboration, an IPA with things considered together as a pattern and Rakau.

Recently tapped: Coda Brewing’s most requested beer of the year returns. Dome Flow Double Hazy Maltshake IPA is “made with an insane amount of toasted coconut, pineapple and bourbon vanilla,” the brewery says. The 8.3 percent ABV beer is obtainable on draft and in cans to go.

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Friday, October 15
Copper Kettle Brewing brings back Well Bred for its 2021 vintage. This 10.7 percent ABV English-style barleywine was aged in bourbon barrels with “lavish hints of vanilla, caramel, and oak,” the brewery says. It is obtainable on draft and in 19.2-ounce cans to go.

Diebolt Brewing releases what is says is “arguably the most charismatic character” in its KISS-themed Notable-Persons Fruited Quick Sour Series. “Mr. Persimmons is brewed with over 65 percent wheat malt, quick soured with Lactobacillus, fermented with a Kveik yeast, then pumped up with a huge load of persimmon and kumquat purée, and finally finished off with a KISS of vanilla.”

New Image Brewing in Arvada releases can of the newest edition of Eject Mindcapsule, which it says combines “every border breaking technique in our arsenal to push the limit of hop saturation as far as we possibly can.” The brewery also releases cans of High School Diet Fluffernutter Milk Stout, a dessert-inspired collaboration with Peculer Ales in Windsor.

Luki Brewery taps Hazy Psyclone, a 7.1 percent ABV hazy IPA that was brewed with a blend of Cashmere, Citra, Loral and Sabro hops. It features tropical flavors and herbal overtones.

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Saturday, October 16
Dry Dock Brewing celebrates its sixteenth anniversary from 1 to 6 p.m. at its North Dock location, 2801 Tower Road in Aurora. The event features more than thirty Dry Dock beers, including 26~16 Barrel Aged Stout (a new canned beer celebrating sixteen years of Dry Dock and 26 years of the brewery’s home-brew supply store, The Brew Hut), six IPAs (including a new Drift Awhile IPA), four vintages of Bligh’s Barley Wine, six imperial stouts and favorites from Dry Dock’s year-round beer list. Dry Dock will also be serving its Mysters hard seltzers and previewing three new flavors from an upcoming line of cocktail-inspired malt beverages called Docktails. In honor of the Sweet 16 theme, there will be an range of dessert treats from local bakery Ticklebelly and pastry chef Stacy Becker. The treats will be served at special stations that pair each desert with a Dry Dock beverage. There will also be a boardwalk-style arcade area, lawn games, live music from Boot Gun, an aerial performance from the Park Hill Dance Collective, an artist offering flash tattoos, and live T-shirt printing of various “Sweet 16” shirt designs. Food trucks on hand will include Beau Jo’s Pizza, Pasty’s Republic and Mama Jo’s Biscuits. VIP tickets ($60 in improvement, $70 at the door) include early entry at noon, a customized T-shirt, a commemorative glass, access to a VIP area and unlimited drinks and desserts. General admission tickets ($40 in improvement, $50 at the door) include entry at 1 p.m., a commemorative glass, unlimited beer, hard seltzer and Docktails, and sweet treats.

River North Brewery releases bottles of Single Cask Avarice XO only at its Washington Street taproom. This imperial stout has been aging for more than twenty months in in a single bourbon barrel cask, and there is only a limited amount obtainable.

Old 121 Brewhouse taps its Chocolate Pumpkin Porter as part of a whole day filled with pumpkin-related festivities. There will be pumpkin ice cream and pumpkin painting.

Westfax Brewing releases two beers in cans: Spirt Guide No. 10, which has Galaxy, Cashmere, Rakau and Motueka hops; and Hometown Coffee Stout, which was made with Sweet Bloom Coffee.

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