BREW NEWS: Mu celebrates, Launch Pad and Ursula debut a couple fruit beers


AURORA | One of the perks to Aurora’s steadily-growing beer scene is that it seems some brewer is celebrating something nearly every weekend.

This weekend it’s Mu Brewery celebrating its second anniversary on Saturday.

Nathan Flatland, owner of Mu Brewery, pours the first beer on opening day on June 7 at 9735 East Colfax Avenue. After a year of remodeling the brewery and fine tuning his beer list, Flatland was ecstatic to serve up his work to satisfied customers. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)The brewery is celebrating with bottles of their key lime Brett saison, Alternate Perspective, which spent five months aging in a Merlot barrel.

The brew wasn’t quite ready for a planned release earlier this summer, but owner and brewer Nathan Flatland said bottles are carbed up and ready for this weekend’s celebration.

A food truck and live music is also on schedule for the party, which starts at 4 p.m.

Launch Pad Brewery this week unveiled their pineapple-mango IPA, a brew that combines sweet and bitter and comes in at 6.8 percent ABV and 85 IBUs.

Ursula Brewery is also in on the fruity beer fun this week with their Allie’s Berry, which joined the tap list a couple days ago.

At Dry Dock Brewing Co., the Canoe Room at North Dock is expanding its hours. Now, you can sip a pint of their super popular Sour Apricot at the tasting room near Interstate 70 and Tower Road on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., as well as Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 8 p.m.

And at Comrade Brewing Co., the  Honeyman XI IPA is on tap, the eleventh their series of “research and development IPAs.”