This February will be the 21st annual Stout Month at all four Mountain Sun locations: the Mountain Sun, Southern Sun and Under the Sun in Boulder, and the Vine Street Pub in Denver. Now in its 20th year, Stout Month has become an anticipated event among local beer connoisseurs. During the month of February, most of Mountain Sun pubs' taps will fade to black with local versions of the rich, thick and dark ale. This is a once-a-year opportunity to try some of the region's best stouts, side by side, and on tap. The mega stout celebration will continue as long as supplies last.

February also means our 16th annual Chop Month, where employees, owners and customers are encouraged to compete for the best mutton chops in the land, as well as to cut their hair in unusual styles and shapes, culminating in the Denver and Boulder Chop King competitions for the public at the end of the month.


STOUTS (Rotating Selection)
48 Smooth Chai Stout
Casual Friday Session Stout
Cherry Chocolate Stout
Chocolate Dip Stout (Decadent Chocolate Stout)
Coconut Cream Stout (Silky Milk Stout w/ Toasted Coconut)
Dark Harvest Pumpkin Stout
Dropkick Stout (American-Style Stout)
Girl Scout Stout (Chocolate Mint Stout)
Korova Cream Stout (Rich & Roasty Milk Stout)
Norwegian Wheat Stout
Oat Lord Oatmeal Stout
Old School Irish Stout
Sharkbite Foreign-Export Stout
Stoked Oak Stout (Smokey Oak/Vanilla Bourbon Stout)
Thunderhead Stout (Robust American Stout)
Trickster Stout (Hoppy American Stout)
Yonder Mountain Stout (Robust Oatmeal Stout)
Mutual Respect Belgian Coffee Stout*

Addiction Imperial Coffee Stout
Megatron American-Style Imperial Stout
Nihilist Russian Imperial Stout
Oatimus Prime Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Addiction Imperial Coffee Stout
Bourbon Barrel-Aged BOB Imperial Milk Stout
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Big Boi BOB Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout
Brett Stoudt - Barrel-Aged "Wild" Stout with Brettanomyces

Homebrew Competition Winner 2014
Brandy Barrel-Aged BOB Imperial Milk Stout w/Sherry Flor

* Collaboration with O'Dell Brewing Co.


We've decided to stay LOCAL again this year and serve only Colorado-brewed stouts. With so many new breweries and such creativity among brewers in Colorado, we already know the line-up will be amazing. Below is a list of the Colorado guest stouts we're trying to get in.

Asher Brewing Co. - Superfly Stout
Avery Brewing Co. - Tweak Imperial Stout
Big Choice Brewing - #42 Poblano Stout
Bootstrap Brewing - Chili Stout
Boulder Beer - Oak-Aged Obovoid Stout
Brewery Rickoli - Rickoli's Rye Stout
Cannonball Creek Brewing Co. - Almond Chocolate Stout
Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing - Horsetooth Stout
Copper Kettle Brewing Co. - Mexican Chocolate Stout
Denver Beer Co. - Rwanda Abakundakawa Coffee Stout
Elevation Beer Co. - Oil Man Bourbon Imperial Stout
Equinox Brewing - Mr. Delicious Oatmeal Stout
Gravity Brewing Co. - Tsar Bomba Russian Imperial Stout
Great Divide Brewing Co. - Espresso Oak-Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
Left Hand Brewing Co. - Milk Stout
Lone Tree Brewing - Toots' Oatmeal Stout
New Belgium Brewing Co. - Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout
O'Dell Brewing - Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout
Pagosa Brewing & Grill - Soaker's Oatmeal Stout
Renegade Brewing - Black Gold Peanut Butter Cup Imperial Milk Stout
River North Brewing - Avarice Belgian-Style Imperial Stout
SKA Brewing - Hibernal Vinifera Stout
Strange Brewing Co. - Belgian Chocolate Raspberry Love
Telluride Brewing Co. - Ski-In-Ski Stout
Trinity Brewing Co. - Awanken Chicory Coffee Stout
Upslope Brewing Co. - Foreign-Style Stout
Wild Woods Brewery - S'mores Stout
Wynkoop Brewing Co. - Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout
The Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub - Chai Milk Stout



Every Monday, 5-8pm
Stop by the Mountain Sun, Southern Sun or Vine Street Pubs and Breweries and with the purchase of a six-beer sampler, preview Tuesday’s very special stout release with our head brewers and tour the brewery.

Monday, February 3rd
Featuring Oatimus Prime Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Monday, Febraury 10th
Featuring Stoked Oak Stout

Monday, February 17th
Featuring Mutual Respect Imperial Coffee Stout collaboration with Odell Brewing

Monday, February 24th
Featuring the Stout Month 2014 Homebrew Contest Winning Stout


Saturday, February 1st
21st Annual Stout Month 2014 Kickoff

Tuesday, February 4th
Beer Release
Oatimus Prime Imperial Oatmeal Stout
This Imperial Oatmeal Stout is dark and rich with flavors of chocolate from the blend of roasted grains balanced by warming notes of alcohol. A large addition of Golden Naked Oats lends aromas of oatmeal cookie as well as contributing to the smooth texture and full mouth-feel.

Tuesday, February 11th
Beer Release - Stoked Oak Stout
Former Mountain Sun brewer Scott Overdorf masterfully balanced various malts, vanilla and oak to create an “Old World-Style” stout with barrel-aged character. The combination of smoked malt and the additions of pure vanilla extract and toasted oak spirals give the impression of a barrel-aged stout without having undergone the barrel-aging process.

Wednesday, February 12th
Mid-Month Chop Gathering at the Southern Sun Pub and Brewery featuring the King of Chops, 10pm

Friday, February 14th
Valentine’s Day Beer Release
Cherry Chocolate Stout
Our Valentine’s Day tradition! This Cherry Chocolate Stout is brewed with Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and a blend of over 300 pounds of Dark Sweet Cherries and Red Tart Cherries. The flavor leaves the impression that you’ve just eaten a dark chocolate-covered cherry!!

Tuesday, February, 18th
Beer Release
Mutual Respect Imperial Coffee Stout collaboration w/ O’dell Brewing Co.
When the brewers from O’Dell Brewing called and said they wanted to do a collaboration stout for Stout Month 2013 we jumped at the opportunity. Imagine our excitement when they wanted to continue the tradition this year as well! This Belgo-American Imperial Coffee Stout has a fruitiness contributed by American hops and Belgian yeast, which complement the robust flavors of cold extracted coffee.

Tuesday, February 25th
Beer Release
Stout Month 2014 Homebrew Contest Winner

Thursday, February 27th
Denver Chop Competition at the Vine Street Pub and Brewery featuring the King of Chops and his bagpipe procession

Friday, February 28th
Boulder Chop Competition at the Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery featuring the King of Chops and his bagpipe procession