Chef and Brew Festival

We’re partnering with our amigos at Mondo Market for Denver’s premier food and beer tasting competition: The 2019 Chef and Brew festival on August 28, which you can read more about here, If you’re there, be sure to stop by our table to say hello!

Jennifer Perez
GABF Pro Am beer release - August 15

August 15 we will tap our GABF Pro Am beer: Tenenet’s Nectar, an Egyptian spiced Sahti. This beer was the overwhelming judge favorite in our first Lucha de Chelas home-brew competition, and is unlike anything we’ve tried. Stop in and meet Carrie Eckert; she designed the winning recipe which she brewed with her husband Matt. (Photo courtesy of From the Hip)

Jennifer Perez
Smokelore author at Cheluna

Soul food scholar Adrian Miller and Colorado Humanities host an evening with Smokelore author Jim Auchmutey on our mezzanine at 6:00PM on August 13. There are a limited number of tickets remaining, and you can read more about this event here.

Jennifer Perez
5 Days of IPA - August 1-5

August 1-5 we celebrate our annual 5 days of IPAs! Look for four of our IPAs which we’ve infused with raspberry, passionfruit, strawberry, apricot, peach and mango!

Jennifer Perez
July Recap

¡Hola, Todos!

We had a blast in July, and can hardly believe it’s over!

National Independent Beer Run day was July 3, and despite the heat, we had a great turnout and 10K run to Spangalang Brewing Company! Come run with us every Tuesday at 5:45PM and enjoy half priced pints and food afterward; you’ll be glad you did, and walkers are also welcome.

It was a little rainy/stormy, but we were stoked to return to the Stapleton Beer Festival, serving up Benito’s Imperial Stout, Chilango, and Lupita. Many thanks to Clayton and Ross, and to Kiendl from the Lowry Beer Garden for helping us out!

Jennifer Perez
July Fun

From a 10K beer run to a Truck Stop Rally, and the 10th Annual Stapleton Beer Festival, July is going to be a hoppin’ month!

  • Independent Beer Run Day is July 3rd, and we’re celebrating by running 10 Kilometers from Cheluna to visit our amigos at Spangalang Brewery in Five Points. We’ll enjoy Spangalang suds and live jazz there before ride sharing back to Cheluna afterwards. Anyone interested meet up at Cheluna July 3rd; we’ll depart on foot at 6:00PM!

  • We’re open from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. July 4th and hope to see you! Truck Stop Rally will be on the Stanley property and you can read more about the party they bring right here.

  • July 5th is the first Friday of the month, and we’ll be releasing Carmelita’s Salted Caramel Vienna Lager, a delightful 7.6% ABV copper lager with a touch of salted caramel flavor, enhancing the malty Vienna lager profile.

  • July 20th will find us at the 10th Annual Stapleton Beer Festival, which you can read more about (and buy tickets to) right here. Food trucks, great beer, and live music make this fantastic event one we look forward to every summer!

Jennifer Perez
June Recap

We’ve had a busy and fun June — check it out!

  • We had a great time reppin’ Cheluna as we ran from Ft. Collins to Boulder as part of the inaugural Boulder Beer Chase relay running event! Many thanks to Clayton, Diego, Lauren and Paul for joining me and Javi; it was HOT and a lot of fun! Want to run with Cheluna? Every Tuesday we meet up at 5:45 p.m. and take a casual run on local trails, concluding with 1/2 price pints and food afterward!

  • On June 26 we brewed our GABF Pro Am beer entry with Carrie and Matt Eckert, winners of our inaugural Lucha de Chelas Homebrew competition! Look for this beer on tap mid-August; it’s a Sahti (a Finnish beer style) enhanced with dates, honey, and Egyptian spices, named Tenenet’s Nectar. According to Wikipedia, ‘Tenenet was the goddess of beer and beer brewing in ancient Egypt; women were tasked with break and beer making. The making of beer was based on specially made loaves of bread baked with barley and fermented in jars.’ We’re looking forward to enjoying Tenenet’s Nectar, and we will also be brewing our GABF Pro Am medal winning 2018 beer, made with Cheluna Homie brewer Chris Cardillo; look for La Bomba’s release closer to the 2019 GABF in late September/early October. We are proud to support local home brewers!

  • Burgundy Brewfest at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park was awesome! We happily served the line of patrons at our tent until we ran out of Low Rider and Chilango, and enjoyed the positive feedback.

Jennifer Perez
Beer Events + Coming Soon to Cheluna

Here is where we’ll be pouring in June, and we'd love for you to come see us! 

  • Yelp’s Summer of Love event on June 13

  • Top Taco at Stanley on June 27

  • CO Rapids Burgundy Brewfest on June 28 

Coming to our tap handles soon: wine IPA, Coco Xoco, Carmelita Vienna Lager (and salted caramel version!), hard seltzer, Gose de Tamarindo, non-alcoholic soda, y más!

Where else is Cheluna beer on tap? Annette’s, Create Cooking School, Lowry Beer Garden, Della Radice, Stanley Beer Hall.

Jennifer Perez
¡Inaugural Beer Name Competition!

June 7 marks the first Friday new beer release: our new wine IPA! We’re inviting you to send name suggestions to info@cheluna.com. If we choose your name for our new wine IPA, you’ll get a crowler of your choice of Cheluna beer as a token of thanks! Refer to some of our other beer names; that will guide you toward the winning choice! All entries need to be submitted by June 4, please. 

Jennifer Perez
Cheluna Homebrew Competition Recap

We send a huge shout out of gratitude to Cheluna Homie Brewers Ross Wallace, Myles Copeland, Billy Rodgers and Chris Cardillo for all of the work they put into hosting our inaugural Lucha de Chelas homebrew competition! This month we will scale up the Best of Show beer, a resounding favorite and historic Sahti beer brewed with Egyptian spices, honey and dates, which we will then enter as our GABF pro am beer this year. Speaking of pro am beer, we will soon be brewing a 10 BBL batch of La Bomba, our GABF pro am medal winning beer, which we brewed in collaboration with Chris Cardillo. Look for La Bomba’s return soon!

Jennifer Perez
Savor Food and Beer Event

Attending the Savor Food and Beer event in Washington DC was incredible; we met with every Colorado Congress person/staff and then served our chelas in the Library of Congress and the National Building Museum - bravo to the Brewer’s Association for this wonderful event!

Jennifer Perez
Plogging Fun!

Plogging with our friends from Runner’s Roost Stapleton was awesome, and we cleaned a LOT of trash during our 3 mile plog! Many thanks to the intrepid runners who showed up to clean up despite the cool temps and light rain! Join us every Tuesday at 5:45 for Cheluna run group – you’ll be glad you did!

Jennifer Perez
New Beer Releases in May!

We’re stoked about our newest beer ~ a dry Brut Rosé IPA; it will debut on Friday, May 3. Our delicious Carmelita Vienna Lager and Caramel Salted Vienna Lager will also make their return in May, along with the popular Chupaguava Blond Ale, which is already back on tap! 

And many thanks to Andrew and Clayton for pouring with us at the inaugural Last Call Beer Festival! We’re gearing up for our second trip to Washington DC for the Savor Craft Beer and Food Experience, hosted by The Brewers Association. Read more about that event here.

Jennifer Perez
Casita Azul is open!

We’ve begun serving out of Casita Azul, por fín! Build out of the seating area and beer shed is ongoing, but you can find us there every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for now, as weather permits. Look for us out back, and please don’t forget to recycle those common consumption cups! Poco a poco, y con persistencia creceremos.

Jennifer Perez
Cheluna Homebrew Competition - Sign up!

It’s almost here! You’ve still got time to sign up for our first home brewing competition ~ Lucha de Chelas! Read about it and sign up under this new page on our website. This is an AHA sanctioned competition, and winners will qualify to enter their beer in the GABF Pro Am competition, including one winner who will get to refine their recipe and scale up to brew with us this summer! We’re stoked for this event happening on our mezzanine May 19! 

Jennifer Perez
Cinco de Mayo Events!

Join us for our Colorado Brewery Running Series 5K at 11:00AM, followed by live music with Trevor and the Tones in our taproom. An hour of vibrant Cheluna sponsored salsa dancing with Sisy and Tom starts at 12:15 on the circular patio behind Sweet Cow, and Mexican paper flower making with the ever popular McAuliffe teacher Adriana Gonzales begins at 1:30 in the taproom! We hope you can join us for one or all of these events!

Jennifer Perez
Upcoming Events!
  • We’re pleased to offer a musical residency for the month of April to local talent Miguel Dakota. Miguel and his band Dream Feed just returned from South by Southwest in Austin, and you can find him playing every Thursday this month from 7:00 to 9:00PM.

  • Join us at Aurora’s one time only Last Call Beer Festival April 6.

  • Wonderlab Art Studio joins us April 9 & 23 (sign up here).

  • Aurora Firefighters Local 1290 return to Cheluna for the third year of St. Baldrick’s fundraising at 11:00AM on April 13 ~ come in for a head shave and donate money to fund research fighting childhood cancers! We’re also hosting Temple Micah’s annual spring fundraiser on April 13. Supporting local artists and non-profits is a big part of what we’re all about. 

  • Sign up for our Cinco de Mayo 5k, an event we’re hosting that is put on by the buena gente at the Colorado Brewery Running Series. You can even train with us every Tuesday at 5:45PM with our fabulous running group! 

Jennifer Perez
St. Baldrick's Fundraiser - Shaving heads at 11:00AM!

Aurora Firefighters Local 1290 return to Cheluna for the third year of St. Baldrick’s fundraising at 11:00AM on April 13 ~ come in for a head shave and donate money to fund research fighting childhood cancers! We’re also hosting Temple Micah’s annual spring fundraiser on April 13. Supporting local artists and non-profits is a big part of what we’re all about. 

Jennifer Perez