BREW NEWS: Lots of Paddy’s Day fun; old fave at Mu


AURORA | Local beer lovers have plenty of options this St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

You can start at Copper Kettle Brewing Co. — which has been in the Paddy’s Day swing for a few weeks — with their Help Me Out Stout, a dry Irish Stout on nitro that releases today.

12524328_988006507935997_4838306362372773145_nYou can also visit Ursula Brewery for not just some green beer, but also plenty of NCAA basketball starting today.

At Launch Pad Brewing Co., they have a special St. Patrick’s release: the Imperial Red Rocket Rye. Tulips are just $5 all day while it lasts, and they say gingers get an additional 10-percent off.

And at Dry Dock Brewing Co., sport some green Dry Dock or Brew Hut merchandise today and get a free koozie.

But it’s not all about that favorite drinking holiday.

At Ursula, their Jolene Brown Ale, a robust brown, has been flowing since January. And despite the beer’s popularity, brewer Dave Olson said the name is still a bit of a dispute among the staff. Olson says it’s named for the Ray LaMontagne song, owner Scott Procop votes for the Zach Brown Band version, and Derek in the sales and taproom votes for the Dolly Parton song. Unfortunately, no votes for Cory Branan’s “Jolene.”

At Dry Dock, brewers are working on a special offering to celebrate the city’s 125th anniversary dubbed Aurora Ale. More on that to come.

And at Mu Brewery, the East Colfax Avenue beer maker brought back an old favorite this week, Beeramisu. The beer has been so popular they filled 46 kegs of it this week and hope to have it at a few spots around town in the coming weeks.