BREW NEWS: Copper Kettle goes Irish, new brews at Ursula


AURORA | The calendar flipped to March this week, which means we are just a couple weeks from one of the biggest beer-drinking holidays of the year: Saint Patrick’s Day.

At Copper Kettle Brewing Co., the beer makers at the brewery near Parker Road and South Valentia Street are gearing up for the holiday with a few Irish-inspired offerings.

Every Wednesday this month, they are serving up a 10-gallon cask of a special Irish brew. It started this week with a Irish Red Ale brewed with rye and caraway. You might want to hurry in if you hope to snag a pint, the short run will likely be gone by Friday.

Julia Wellington, who runs the marketing at Copper Kettle, said other offerings this month will include a tiramisu Irish Stout and European Potato Ale.

On March 16, the day before the big holiday, they’ll be tapping a Bavarian Helles brewed with cloves.

And for good measure, that’s one is getting a green dye job.

“Yeah,” Wellington said with a laugh. “Why not?”

The brewery is also rolling out their Help Me Out Stout, a dry Irish Stout on nitro, on Saint Patrick’s Day.

And here’s a story we ran this week about the name change at what once was Coda Brewing Co. and is now Ursula Brewery. And even with the legal wrangling happening there, beer is still flowing. Ursula unveiled its 8.3-percent ABV Ursula American IPA last month and they are working this week on a Baltic Porter.

At Mu Brewery on East Colfax Avenue, staff is looking for more art to adorn their walls. Interested artists can check out their facebook page for more details.