Catching up with more news from the week in local craft beer:
• Beers from local startup The Hidden Mother are beginning to make their way to area accounts.
Owner/brewer Mike Detar on Thursday delivered a single-malt (Maris Otter), single-hop (Centennial) IPA to The Lantern Tap House, and a spicy Russian rye stout to Bottles; look for those on tap soon And on Monday, Manito Tap House will receive a European pale ale brewed with English malts, German hops and an Irish yeast.
The largely organic Newman Lake brewery launched production last month.
• Mountain Lakes Brewing now hopes to open April 12 downtown at the corner of Riverside and Browne. The nanobrewery will run three single-barrel systems, separately and in tandem, to produce varying amounts of different styles.
• On the canning front, Orlison has added Boulder Garden Brown – a gold medal winner at last year's Great American Beer Festival – to its canned lineup, while Badass Backyard plans to offer cans of its beers at the brewery this summer.
• Mark your calendars for an unusual beer dinner, one which involves wine as well. Nectar Catering and Events downtown will present the five-course meal April 20, with each course accompanied by 2 ounces of wine and 4 ounces of beer; guests will vote on the best pairings. Tickets are $79.99.