Friday, August 19, 2016

Oskar Blues offers the Ultimate DALEgating Experience

Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale Car
ENTER TO WIN THE ULTIMATE DALEGATING EXPERIENCE WITH OSKAR BLUES BREWERY AND JR MOTORSPORTS

[Press Release] August 19, 2016 - Longmont, CO - Drinkin' beer in a parking lot. Drinkin' beer out of a red, white and blue can. Drinkin' beer while watching high-powered cars turn left. Move over apple pie, DALEgating is now as 'Merican as it gets.

By entering the Oskar Blues Brewery and Draft Magazine's DALEgating contest fans can win the three day, two night trip for two to Texas; including live music and backstage tour of the new Oskar Blues Austin brewery, a behind-the-scenes JR Motorsports experience, and race day craziness at the speedway with a massive Oskar Blues DALEgating prize package.

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DALEgating is your ticket to the pre-and post-party. Your pass to the parking lot, where all the magic happens. Join us for an exclusive look at our new Austin brewery and for some great DALEgating fun with the JR Motorsports race team at Texas Motor Speedway!

Grand Prize Winner receives:
* A three day three night trip for two to Austin, Texas and the Texas Motor Speedway
* Friday: Austin Brewery tours - tastings, live music and a pig roast
* Saturday: Jr Motorsports Experience - tour the trailer and the pits, meet drivers.
* Sunday: Cup Race Craziness - beer can chicken, beer drinkin', race watchin'... DALEgating
* Plus all of the sweet prizes pictured below!<
DON'T FORGET: Regan Smith will drive the Dale's Pale Ale 88 Chevy Camero for Jr. Motorsports in the NACASR XFINITY Series Food City 300 from Bristol Motor Speedway televised live Friday, August 19th on the USA Network at 7:30pm ET.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

NoCo Beer News 081816

Echo Brewing - Frederick, CO
[Northern Colorado Beer News] - A change is in the air tonight. Must be the partial lunar eclipse happening in the early morning hours later this evening. Another big weekend of festivals is coming this weekend. Several good beer specials going on tonight and clues on upcoming beers as well. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Thursday, August 18th, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: Echo Brewing Company in Frederick, CO.

Featured Brewery News of the Day

Cellar West Artisan Ales - Long before they open later this year, the staff at Cellar West have been busy making a collaboration beer with Wild Woods Brewery. And today marks the day this dry-hopped collaboration saison is being bottled. The beer was made with citrusy New Zealnad Motueka hops and fresh lemons. The beer will be bottle conditioned with Cellar West's house brettanomyces blend. Look for it to debut in the near future. The brewery will be located at: 1001 Lee Hill Dr #10, Boulder, CO.

Boulder County Breweries

Boulder Beer Company - The fans have spoken. Due to the overwhelming popularity of their Pulp Fusion Blood Orange IPA beer this summer, Boulder Beer has decided to make it one of their year-round offerings! It'll be in 6-pack bottles and on draft. Time to celebrate! Located at: 2880 Wilderness Place, Boulder, CO.

Boulder Craft Beer Festival - One of the biggest beer festivals in Boulder happens this Saturday, August 20th from 1pm to 5pm in West Central Park in Boulder, just west of Broadway on Canyon Boulevard. There will be over 25 local craft breweries pouring beers there. Still time left to get a discount on tickets online. Prices will go up day of event. General admission is $35 and VIP is $50 (includes early entry). For tickets visit BoulderCraftBeerFest.com.

Gravity Brewing - Coming soon - look for 12oz 6-packs of Gravity's Golden Mosaic Galactic Pale Ale in cans within the next couple of weeks. They'll soon be available in the taproom and in Boulder County liquor stores. Here's a sneak peek at the cans. Located at: 1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, CO.


Left Hand Brewing Company - The best things in life are free and this Sunday, August 21st from 11:15am to 12pm you can attend a FREE Craft Yoga class with Brie Michalik at the Left Hand Tasting Room. Plus, you'll get a free beer to go with it after the class! Can't beat a deal like that. BYO mat. Located at: 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO.

Oskar Blues Brewery - This Saturday, August 20th from 11am to 7pm at the Tasty Weasel Taproom parking lot, there will be the Oskar Blues & Can'd Aid Foundation's 3rd Annual Car Show. If you'd like to show off your car, it's $10 per car and you'll receive one free beer. There will be food available from CHUBurger starting at 12 noon. Live music from 1-3pm and 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Proceeds benefit the Can'd Aid Foundation. Be there! Located at: 1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO.

Powder Keg Brewing Co - Sour beer lovers take note! On Saturday, August 27th, Powder Keg Brewing will release "Lettre Rouge", a sour blonde ale made with hibiscus and citrus. The beer taps at noon. Located at: 101 Second Ave, Niwot, CO.

Shoes & Brews - Don't forget your running shoes for tonight's Social Run starting at 6pm. If your shoes aren't up to it, then perhaps you won't mind trying on a pair of Asics DynaFlyte shoes - they have some demos you can try for tonight's run. Beers after and also food available from Good Bird Kitchen. Located at: 63 S Pratt Pkwy, Unit B, Longmont, CO.

SKEYE Brewing - Tonight is Trivia Night hosted by Jeopardy winner Jen Giles from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Test your brain cells and have a few beers. Always a good time. Bring a friend. Located at: 900 S Hover St, Ste D, Longmont, CO.

Twisted Pine Brewing Company - Football Sundays are going to be great at Twisted Pine this year. Come watch the game in the taproom and enjoy All Day Happy Hour Pitchers of beer. Plus, they'll have special breakfast pizzas, queso-covered stromboli, and quesadillas those days too. Located at: 3201 Walnut St, Boulder, CO.

Very Nice Brewing Company - Stop by the taproom tonight for a cold beer and a live Celtic Session hosted by The Gael from 6pm to 8pm. This event happens every third Thursday of the month. Come to listen or to play along. They'll be playing Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and other music in the Celtic realm. Bring a fiddle, bodhran, bouzouki, guitar, hammered dulcimer, mandolin, squeezebox or Uillan pipes if you got 'em. Located at: 20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO.

Wild Woods Brewery - There's a new seasonal brew on tap today. Stop in to try the Nectarine & Thyme Saison. A brew made for the end of summer and has the flavors of fresh nectarines and thyme. It's sweet and slightly tart with a subtle herb flavor and mild peppery character from the year. A glass is waiting for you tonight. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.

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Larimer County Breweries

1933 Brewing Company - Plenty of beer on tap this week including their recently released Mexican Lager and Experimental IPA. Also, plenty of live music lined up for tonight, Saturday and Monday. Tonight listen to the sounds of Whitebird from 6pm to 8pm. On Saturday, Anodyne takes the stage from 4pm to 5:45pm. Then on Monday night at 6pm come listen to Queen Bee & The Stingers do a live rehearsal. Located at: 4025-C S Mason, Fort Collins, CO.

Big Beaver Brewing Co - Thursday nights are Ladies Night where the gals get 1/2 price pints all night. Plus, Thursdays are also Trivia Night from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Located at: 2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 9, Loveland, CO.

Big Thompson Brewery - Feeling lucky? Tonight you'll need to be lucky to earn your beer discount. Play "Beat the Beertender" from 4pm to 6pm. Get lucky with the right coin flip and you'll get the deal. The brewery smells really good today as they were brewing up a batch of their Float Away IPA today. Come try the recently tapped "Experimental Batch #3 Honey Orange Pale Ale". Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.

City Star Brewing - Three straight nights of craft beer and live music this week starting off tonight with Erik the Viking & Carter Sampson playing from 7pm to 9:30pm. Friday night brings the Jeremy Mohney Trio from 7pm to 9:30pm. Then on Saturday, come listen to the sounds of Byrd and Street from 7pm to 9:30pm. Coming soon, two new beer releases: Hydropony Express HYPA (Aug. 27th) and Oktoberfest (Sept. 3). Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - In honor of the upcoming release this Saturday (8/20) of The Farmer's Daughter Oktoberfest Lager, stop in TODAY and tell your beertender the password "The Farmer's Daughter" and you'll get Happy Hour pints all day. If you were a member of their Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Friends Facebook group - you'd already know that! Join for free and get the skinny on deals in the taproom. Located at: 623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.

Equinox Brewing - Over the weekend, Equinox tapped their new batch of "Cosmic Kolsch". It's a light & crisp ale weighing in at 5.8% ABV and 24 IBU. There's subtle notes of fruit that mingle with a light maltiness in the aroma. The perfect late-summer sippin' brew. Located at: 133 Remington St, Fort Collins, CO.

Pateros Creek Brewing Company - Heads up on a new beer release coming next week. On Thursday, August 25th, Pateros Creek wants you to wear plaid for their upcoming release of "Shaley Scott-ish Ale". If your plaid outfit impresses the staff you could win one of several prizes. It's gonna be a PLAID Party! So dig it out of your closet now so it'll be ready. Located at: 242 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Snowbank Brewing CO - Here's your chance to sample some Snowbank Brewing beer, meet the brewer and get some free Snowbank gear! Stop over Saturday afternoon, August 20th at 4pm over at Craft Beer Cellar in Fort Collins. Snowbank will be set up there sharing samples of their beers. Meanwhile back at the brewery, enjoy a beer out on their patio today before the rains get there. Open til 8pm tonight. Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Fort Collins, CO.

Weld County Breweries

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - Stop in tonight for Trivia Night from 7pm to 9pm. They'll be awarding prizes and giveaways all night long. Choose from 60 different craft beers & hard ciders on tap. Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.

Broken Plow Brewery - Every Thursday night is Open Mic Night at Broken Plow with host Don Graham. Come sing, perform, play or just hang out to listen in. The beer is there - you should be too! Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.

Crabtree Brewing Company - Thursday nights are Flight Nights at Crabtree Brewing. Order a taster flight of Crabtree beers and save $2 off the regular price. Located at: 2961 29th St, Greeley, CO.

Echo Brewing Company - School is back in session. That means that Friday's from 3pm to 6pm are Happy Hour for Teachers. Bring in your current work ID/Badge and you'll get Happy Hour pricing. Teachers deserve a little love too. Located at: 5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO.

WeldWerks Brewing Company - Special event tonight - Partners Mentoring Youth's SIP Series tonight from 6-8 pm in the taproom. From 7:00pm to 7:30pm, Maitri Day from the United Way of Weld County will be talking about youth homelessness here in our community and their efforts to combat it. Plus, the first beer is on the house for anyone attending the event. While you're there, try the new tapping of their Berlinerita, a kettle-soured German Wheat beer. Located at: 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO.

Special Events

[ August Beer Fests ] - [ September Beer Fests ] - [ October Beer Fests ]

Brew Fests This Week
- Campus West Crawl - Fall Semester Kick Off - Aug. 19 - many locations - Ft. Collins, CO.
- Boulder Craft Beer Festival - Aug. 20 - West Central Park - Boulder, CO.
- Ed Fest - Aug. 20 - Gerald R Ford Amphitheater - Vail, CO.
- Fort Collins Peach Festival - Aug. 20 - Hughes Stadium - Fort Collins, CO.
- Wheat Ridge Brewfest BBQ Bash - Aug. 20 - Colorado Plus - Wheat Ridge, CO.
- National Craft Beer Relay Races - Aug. 20 - Copper Mt. Resort - Copper Mt, CO.
- Liquid Mechanics 2nd Anniversary Bash & Music Festival - Aug 20 - @ brewery - Lafayette, CO.
- A-Town Funk Fest - Aug. 20 - Dry Dock Brewery (South Dock) - Aurora, CO.
- Zwei Brewing Birthday Block Party - Aug. 21 - @ brewery - Fort Collins, CO.
- Snowbank Brewing CO 2nd Anniversary - Aug. 22 - @ brewery - Fort Collins, CO.

Find all the details of these events in the August 2016 Colorado Beer Festival Calendar.


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What the Funk? Invitational returns for GABF 2016

What the Funk? Invitational 2016
A festival almost as anticipated as the GABF itself and set a couple of days before the 1st GABF session - What the Funk? Invitational 2016 is coming back for another year in Denver. Here's all the details on this "Not to Miss" event for barrel-aged beer lovers.

[Press Release] Denver, Colo. – August 18th 2016 – What the Funk!? Invitational is returning to Denver for the 2016 Great American Beer Festival, with proceeds benefiting a local non-profit organization! Last year’s WTF!? Invitational festival raised $26,000 for two local non-profit organizations, Cancer Climber and Water for People. The fifth installment of WTF!? will take place at the EXDO Event Center (1399 35th St. Denver, CO 80205) on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

What the Funk!? Invitational is a celebration of all things barrel-aged from boozy and strong to wild, sour, and funky. Seeking out the fascinating and inspiring artisans, this invitational style festival provides a curated interactive setting where beer enthusiasts can mingle, meeting the brewers and other alchemists who create sought after barrel-aged liquids. Sponsored by Denver-based Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project and Shelton Brothers, this festival features numerous breweries from across the United States and around the World making some of the best barrel-aged libations.

In a break from last year’s setup, which featured its fair share of complications on festival day, this year’s festival will return to its roots at the EXDO event center. In order to make sure this year’s festival goes off with a bang, and maybe a few popping corks, the brewery has also partnered with Shelton Brothers for a little added excitement. The EXDO Event Center offers a large open space, with unobstructed access to the brewers and artisans, all in a meet and greet style hangout.

“We learned a lot from last year’s festival,” said Crooked Stave Owner/Brewmaster Chad Yakobson. “It is always our mission to put on the best barrel-aged festival we possibly can by bringing in exciting brewers from around the world that would not be here in Denver if it were not for this festival. That did not translate in 2015 as it did in year’s past, as we would have hoped. All we can do is hang in there and strive to make this year the best of any of the years for every festival goer.”

WTF!? Invitational is one of the only festivals in the world to feature so many of the best barrel-aged beers under one roof with all the artisans present. This year will feature more beer from each brewer in attendance, a simplified layout in order to easily access all the brewers, as well as a reduced number of tickets available, with the size of the crowd decreasing by 25% from last year. “With a smaller crowd of participants, back to our old home at EXDO Event Center which holds 1500 people and more beer it should mean a great experience and amazing night of tasting many rare barrel-aged beers from around the world,” said Co-curator of WTF?! and Crooked Stave COO Yetta Vorobik-Yakobson. “Plans are also in place to minimize the time in line by pre-screening and allowing guests to get checked in early so participants can be ready to taste right at 6:00 p.m.”

Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 10 a.m. Mountain Standard Time on www.wtfinvitational.com. This year’s WTF!? Invitational will offer general admission tickets for $100, taxes and fees included and 800 total tickets available. Proceeds from this year’s What the Funk!? Invitational will benefit Water for People, a local non-profit organization that works to provide clean water systems to developing countries.


(Images provided by Brewtography Project and Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project)

About Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Founded in Denver, CO. in late 2010 as an Artisan Beer Project, Crooked Stave is the culmination of “Founder and Brettanomyces Guru” Chad Yakobson’s open source Master’s research, The Brettanomyces Project. Crooked Stave’s progressive approach to brewing blends science and art through creativity and passion. The artistic creations, most of which use Brettanomyces yeast and mature in oak, result in beers of extraordinary complexity.

About Shelton Brothers
Our motto is: "The world’s best beers … imported by hand." There’s no miracle to importing good beer – just hard work and a lot of travel. For 20 years we've been seeking unmanipulated beer and cider, looking primarily to small breweries with craftsmen taking seriously their passion for natural, traditionally made beverage. Mostly we just like to drink good stuff made by good people.

About Water for People
Water for People is a Denver-based international nonprofit working to bring access to safe water and sanitation to 4 million people in 30 districts across nine countries. By working with local governments, the private sector, and strategic partners, Water for People strives to ensure that every family, every school and every clinic (Everyone) in a specific region has access for generations to come (Forever). This Everyone Forever model catalyzes transformative change for better health and economic development to occur. We want to see communities break free from the cycle of poverty and spend time growing, learning, and thriving, instead of walking for water and fighting off illness.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

NoCo Beer News 081716


[Northern Colorado Beer News] - There's a change in the air. Local college campuses in Greeley, Fort Collins and Boulder starting to fill back up with students again. Breweries are starting to put out their Fall seasonal beers - and it's still hot outside! Need to cool off with a cold one? Read on! Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Wednesday, August 17, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: Avery Brewing Co - as seen from Google Maps

Featured Brewery News of the Day

The Crafty Fox - Denver based beer bar The Crafty Fox will host a special brewery IPA Olympics this coming Saturday, August 20th from 11am to 11pm. They will be featuring IPAs from nine different Colorado breweries including Odd13 Brewing and WeldWerks Brewing Company. Local breweries will be competing in fun games for the right to have a dedicated tap handle at The Crafty Fox for a full year. Happy Hour pricing all that day with $1.50 off drafts and 50 cent wings. Good luck to our NoCo breweries! Located at: 3901 Fox St, Denver, CO.

Boulder County Breweries

300 Suns Brewing - Celebrate back-to-school season with a beer and a few laughs tomorrow night August 18th from 7pm to 8:30pm during their Barley-Har-Har Comedy Night. Comedy Night happens every 3rd Thursday of the month. Open Mic Nights are a chance for comedians to get onstage and work on new jokes, have fun with an audience and, generally, increase the quality of their stand-up! Please come with big smiles and laughter, ready to support our local comics on their way to greatness! (Not considered to be family friendly event). Sign up for a slot to sling some of your favorite jokes! Located at: 335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO.

Fate Brewing Co - There are several beers of note on tap this week at Fate Brewing. Try the Blackbeery Serrano Wheat Ale, the Ryedorado Extra Pale Ale or the Uror Gose. All recently tapped. #DrinkYourFATE - Located at: 1600 38th St, Boulder, CO.

Front Range Brewing Company - For small batch Wednesday today, FRBC is tapping a Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout called Chasm Lake. It's rich and chocolaty with hints of fig and has notes of bourbon, oak and vanilla. It's on draft and also in 22oz bomber bottles for $15.99 each. Also, get ready for the release of their Palisade Peach Berliner Weisse on Saturday, August 20th. Located at: 400 W S Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.

Gravity Brewing - Time to plan ahead to September for Gravity Brewing's 4 Year Anniversary Party set for Saturday, September 17th from 1pm to close. There will be new barrel-aged and small batch beer tappings, some amazing food offerings from Gastronauts, live music from two different groups and a lot more. Mark your calendars now. More details as the event nears. Located at: 1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, CO.

J Wells Brewery - This Friday, August 19th marks the release of a new small batch beer release at J Wells Brewery. It's Aleyna's Peach Saison. This is a beer created by their intern Aleyna. Be sure to try it soon. Located at: 2516 49th St, Ste 5, Boulder, CO.

Left Hand Brewing Company - It's that time of year once again! Join Left Hand Brewing next Friday in their Tasting Room for the seasonal release of their Oktoberfest Märzen Lager. Get out the dirndls & lederhosen and get ready to celebrate! Located at: 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO.

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co - This Saturday, August 20th marks the 2nd Anniversary Bash & Music Festival at the brewery. Over 18 different beers will be on tap, 4 different bands playing, 2 food trucks, plus some exclusive beer releases that aren't announced yet. Bring your lawn chairs for the music on the outdoor stage. All beers are $5. Event runs from 12pm to 12am. Free admission. 21+ only after 9pm. Located at: 297 US Hwy 287 #100, Lafayette, CO.

Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery - Big news for music lovers. Yonder Mountain String Band will be warming up for Saturday's Red Rocks show at Under the Sun Eatery and Pizzeria this Friday, August 19th at 9pm for a FREE and intimate evening. If you haven't purchased your Red Rocks tickets yet, don't stress! You will be able to do so on Friday night, and Mountain Sun will even throw in a FREE pint with every ticket purchased. Under the Sun Eatery is located at: 6276 S Broadway St, Boulder, CO.

The Old Mine - Starting on Labor Day, The Old Mine will be closed on Mondays through the rest of the year. However, they will reserve Mondays for people to reserve the place for private events, parties and charity events. Located at: 500 Briggs St, Erie, CO.

Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha - The launch of their new kombucha beers has begun! Over the weekend, Rowdy Mermaid tapped two sour kombucha beers made in cooperation with New Image Brewing. One is a Wild Sour Cherry beer (7.5% ABV) and the other is a Wild Sour Apple kombucha beer (5.5% ABV). Kombucha is a fermented tea and normally only contains a trace of alcohol. But these drinks had added grains and were blended together to make one of Colorado's first ever kombucha beers for sale. These kombucha beers will be bottled in the coming months but are now on draft in their taproom. Located at: 2516 49th St, Boulder, CO.

Sanitas Brewing - Coming soon - look for Sanitas to release their Deluge 2016 barrel-age sour saison, a brew made with Brettanomyces. It will be available on draft and in 750ml cork and cage bottles. Details coming soon. Located at: 3550 Frontier Ave, Unit A, Boulder, CO.

The Post Brewing Co - Tonight come listen and chat with Brewmaster Bryan Selders in the Elkhorn Taproom starting at 6:30pm. He'll be talking about the steps their brewers take to ensure quality beer. This is your chance to get some details about the running a brewery direct from the source. Located at: 105 W Emma St, Lafayette, CO.

Upslope Brewing Co - On Tuesday, August 23rd at 5pm, Upslope Brewing will release tall cans of their collaboration beer "Reel Rock" Experimental Hop IPA at their Flatiron Park location. This is a beer they brewed with Reel Rock and will be available in 19.2oz tall cans. The first 25 people to show up there after 5pm will get a Free Reel Rock Experimental Hop IPA. Located at: 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO.

Vindication Brewing Co - Stop into the taproom anytime from now through Friday August 19th and tell beertender Twigg the code word "Raven Knights". When you do, you'll get a special treat. You're gonna love it. Located at: 6880 Winchester Cir, Boulder, CO.

West Flanders Brewing Co - Now on tap - their Snowy Wit. It's a traditional Belgian Wheat beer made with orange peel and coriander. This one is there for a short time only. Located at: 1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO.

Wibby Brewing - Brewing capacity in the brewhouse just got a lot bigger as they took possession of two new 30 barrel fermenters from BUILT Construction. These are the 5th and 6th of such fermenters they are now using in the brewery. Lots more beer coming even quicker now! Located at: 209 Emery St, Longmont, CO.

Wild Woods Brewery - On Thursday, Wild Woods will tap a small batch seasonal beer called "Nectarine & Thyme Saison". It's a refreshing summer seasonal that they plan to bring back again. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.

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Larimer County Breweries

1933 Brewing Co - This week, 1933 Brewing released two new beers. The first is a Mexican Lager weighing in at a sessionable 4.7% ABV. They'll even put either a salt rim or a spicy chipotle rim along with a lime to go with your beer. The second release is "A Fistful of IPA", a 5-hop 5-malt 6.9% ABV IPA. Taproom open until 8pm tonight. Located at: 4025 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO.

Big Thompson Brewery - Here's your Hump Day special today. Purchase any pint today at Big Thompson Brewery and you'll qualify to take a growler fill home for 1/2 price. Also, today marks the release of their Experimental Batch #3 - a Honey Orange Pale Ale. #LetTheBeerFlow - Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.

C.B. & Potts Brewery & Taphouse - Recently in the brewhouse, CB&Potts got together with members of the CSU Brewing Science team and brewed up an American Stout. This beer will be debuted in September at a tapping party. Stay tuned. Located at: 1427 W Elizabeth St, Fort Collins, CO.

City Star Brewing - Wanting to go to the Boulder Craft Beer Festival this weekend (8/20 @ 1-5pm) but don't have tickets? You can win a pair of tickets to this fest tonight during Trivia starting at 7:30pm. City Star will be pouring their beers at this festival along with 25 other breweries pouring unlimited samples. Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

Fort Collins Brewery - There's a new collaboration beer coming from FCB & Verboten Brewery next week on August 25th at 5pm. That's when they'll tap the "Stout, Collaborate & Listen" Steam Coffee Stout. It has hints of coffee, vanilla, and cacao in with the steam lager yeast. It's a coming together of FCB's Shot Down Chocolate Stout and Verboten's Pure Imagination Oatmeal Stout. Brewed without darker malts, it's a beer that's noticeably lighter in color than regular stouts. Try it at the upcoming 90's themed release party on the 25th at 5pm. Located at: 1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - What better place to practice speaking German than at a brewery that specializes in German-style brews! This Thursday, August 18 is Grimm Bros' Deutsche Nacht Stammtisch from 6pm to 8pm. There will be a group who will help everyone to speak German. Everyone from novices to native speakers are welcome to join in. Participants will get $1 off pints. Also, join up with the "Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Friends" Facebook group and you'll get Happy Hour pricing on beer all day every Thursday plus get access to special offers only members get. Free to join. Also, don't forget the annual release of their Farmer's Daughter Oktoberfest Lager is this Saturday, August 20th. And coming up on August 27th is the release of their Blood Orange Griffin! Located at: 623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.

New Belgium Brewing - The Tour de Fat: Fort Collins is quickly approaching and volunteers are needed to fill several roles to help support this popular event on September 3rd. Sign up today online to help out in one of these areas: Wristband/Token Booth, Parade Registration, Tear-Down Crew, Beer Booths, Parade Marshalls, Information Booth, Souvenir & DIY Booth, Floaters, H2O and Food Technicians, Hospitality, Kids Zone, and the Lips of Faith Lounge. Dozens of openings are available. Volunteers get the pride and respect of your peers, 2 beer tokens, 10% of merchandise, and an invite to an incredible volunteer appreciation party after the event (details to come). Sign up today at: newbelgiumbrewingcompany.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=12959 - Located at: 500 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO.

Odell Brewing Company - Welcome Back CSU students! Time for the 3rd Annual Campus West Crawl / Fall Semester Kick Off this Friday, August 19th from 6-9pm. Visit each of the following locations in the Campus West area for great Odell beer specials, giveaways and a chance to win prizes @ Three Four Beer Co, Road 34 Tavern, The Bar, Fuzzy's Taco Shop, Krazy Karls Pizza, Yum Yum's Mediterranean Restaurant and Mo Jeaux's Bar & Grill. Grab an event Punch Card at Campus West Liquor Depot (1107 City Park Ave in FoCo) and visit all 7 locations above and get your card stamped. Must collect all 7 stamps to be eligible for drawings and be 21+.

Pateros Creek Brewing Company - Just tapped today - Peanut Brittle Red Ale. This is a very small batch of it and it won't last long. This brew smells just like peanut brittle! You're going to want a pint. Located at: 242 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Rally King Brewing - In case you missed it last weekend, for a limited time, Rally King has their Chipotle Stout back on tap. There's just a limited quantity of this brew so it won't last long. It's darkness with a bit of heat (sounds like a summer night eh?). Located at: 1624 S Lemay Ave, Unit 4, Fort Collins, CO.

Rock Cut Brewing Co - Ever wanted to drink a porter next to a river? Your wish is granted. Rock Cut's English Porter is now back on tap. Located at: 390 W Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO.

Snowbank Brewing CO - Get ready to toast to two years! Snowbank Brewing is turning 2 years old this month. Plan to attend their 2nd Anniversary Toast this coming Monday, August 22nd from 6pm to 8pm at the brewery. They will be giving out a complimentary beer shot of their original flagship beer - Colorado Red during the toast. Then later that week on August 26-28 they'll have a complete 3-day weekend of partying as they shutdown the parking lot and host a big long Anniversary Party. Look for 5+ special beer releases, food trucks, cornhole, water balloon fights, Beersbe/Frisbeer, slow bike races, trivia, raffles & giveaways too. Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Fort Collins, CO.

Three Four Beer Co - They've been pouring guest craft beers since late 2015, but starting August 26th (next week) they will also start pouring their own beers! Their small 3 barrel brewhouse was fired up late last month and now those first initial beers are about ready. Their first beer release party has been set for Friday, August 26th starting at 11:00am. They will be giving away three free kegs of their original beer across three days - August 26-28. On the 26th they'll tap their original Pale Ale. On Saturday, August 27th they'll tap their Porter, and on Sunday, August 28th they'll tap their IPA. If you stop in any of those dates you'll get a FREE pint of the beer that they are tapping that day (limit 1 per customer). They've got up to 49 beers on tap in total - 3 of them now will be their own brews with more to come. Please welcome in Fort Collins' newest craft brewery! Located at: 829 S Shields St #100, Fort Collins, CO.

Verboten Brewing - Their annual Laze About Peach Habanero release, set for Saturday August 27th at12pm, is extra special this year with the first ever 22 oz. bomber release of the fantastic summer seasonal! This beer is sweet from Colorado peaches and has a slight spiciness and great chili flavor from roasted habeneros and jalapenos. To celebrate, Verboten is opening up the brewhouse and will have Matador Mexican Grill there serving food to the hungry and Rebel Popcorn giving away samples of their spicy Peach Habanero popcorn. Party starts at noon! Located at: 127 E 5th St, Loveland, CO.

Zwei Brewing - This Fort Collins brewery is having its second birthday this month and to celebrate, Zwei Brewing is throwing a Birthday Block Party this Sunday, August 21st from 11am to 8pm. There will be some special beer releases, fun & games to enjoy, plenty of food available from two food trucks, and live music from two bands at 3pm and at 5:30pm. Free to attend, but bring your ID if you plan to drink beer. Located at: 4612 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO.

Weld County Breweries

Broken Plow Brewery - Your brain is in need of exercise! That mean's you should come to Trivia Night tonight starting at 7pm. You, your brain and a friend or two can compete against other teams during five rounds with five prizes. Plus, the winners get free beer at the end of the night. Come try their seasonal offering - The Plow Summer Ale - made with Sorachi Ace hops for a nice lemony touch. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.

Crabtree Brewing Company - Yesterday, pumpkins were being picked out on the farm for this year's upcoming Chunkin' Pumpkin beer. The pumpkins will be brewed into this years batch and set to debut sometime in late September. Also, have you tried Crabtree's newest beer - Imperial Double IPA? This small batch & rare beer launched over the weekend and is available on draft and also in bottles for a limited time. Get yours while it lasts. Located at: 2961 29th St, Greeley, CO.

Echo Brewing Company - Saturday, August 20th is the date for the 1st Annual Echo Poker Run. The ride is in memory of Brendan Dunigan who passed away last month. All proceeds will go to the Romito and Gjydelkon families. Sign up before Saturday to ride your bike for $20 and $10 per riders. The fee includes a pig roast @ 6pm. You will be riding to several locations including Echo Brewery in Frederick (starting point), WeldWerks Brewing Co in Greeley, City Star Brewing in Berthoud, Bootstrap Brewing in Niwot and Gravity Brewing in Louisville. Located at: 5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO.

High Hops Brewery - Today's Wednesday Firkin release will be "Assault'n Peppa Saison" and will tap at 5:00pm tonight. They put 6 different peppers into this saison to give it some heat. This will help balance out the tart & tangy-ness of the Belgian style beer. Better prepare your taste buds! Tonight's food truck is Chaulkboard Gourmet Express from 4pm to dusk. For those of you up in Wellington, CO take note - tonight over at Cantina Liquors, High Hops will be hosting a beer tasting from 4pm to 7pm. Come check out the line-up of High Hops beers and take some home with you. Located at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.

WeldWerks Brewing Company - A new kettle-soured German wheat beer will be tapped tomorrow, August 18th at 2pm - "Berlinerita". This beer was made with lime juice and lime zest and is a highly sessionable 4.5% ABV beer that is reminiscent of their Goserita, only this time there's no salt and no coriander. Available only on draft (no growlers or crowlers this time) and is a smaller batch so it won't last long. Located at: 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO.

Wiley Roots Brewing Co - Starting about Friday this week, Wiley Roots will debut the availability of several beers in their new crowler cans! Stay tuned for details on which beers will be available to take home. Located at: 625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO.

Special Events

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Brew Fests This Week
- Campus West Crawl - Fall Semester Kick Off - Aug. 19 - many locations - Ft. Collins, CO.
- Boulder Craft Beer Festival - Aug. 20 - West Central Park - Boulder, CO.
- Ed Fest - Aug. 20 - Gerald R Ford Amphitheater - Vail, CO.
- Fort Collins Peach Festival - Aug. 20 - Hughes Stadium - Fort Collins, CO.
- Wheat Ridge Brewfest BBQ Bash - Aug. 20 - Colorado Plus - Wheat Ridge, CO.
- National Craft Beer Relay Races - Aug. 20 - Copper Mt. Resort - Copper Mt, CO.
- A-Town Funk Fest - Aug. 20 - Dry Dock Brewery (South Dock) - Aurora, CO.
- Liquid Mechanics 2nd Anniversary Bash & Music Festival - Aug 20 - @ brewery - Lafayette, CO.
- Zwei Brewing Birthday Block Party - Aug. 21 - @ brewery - Fort Collins, CO.
- Snowbank Brewing CO 2nd Anniversary - Aug. 22 - @ brewery - Fort Collins, CO.

Find all the details of these events in the August 2016 Colorado Beer Festival Calendar.


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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

New Belgium brings out Four Fall Seasonals

2016 New Belgium Fall Seasonals
Gotta love the change in seasons and what it brings, especially in the craft beer business. New Belgium Brewing is releasing four beers this week, some returning favorites and one they debuted during their recent 25th Anniversary celebration. Looks like New Belgium is continuing to embrace it's wild and sour side with some of these.

New Belgium Brewing Goes to its Wild Side with Four New Releases Showcasing Sour and Spice, along with Tart and Fruity Flavors

The brewery’s latest seasonal, Lips of Faith, Hop Kitchen, and stainless steel offerings pair perfectly with the final days of summer.

[Press Release] Ft. Collins, Colo., August 15, 2016 – New Belgium Brewing has four new releases to help make the fall transition a little easier to bear. The beers include Pumpkick, a fall festival favorite; Le Terroir, one of New Belgium’s favorite wood-aged sours; Bretta IPA, which crosses wild Brettanomyces yeast with fruity hop varieties; and Fruit Fly, a refreshing stainless steel sour.

Pumpkick Spiced Seasonal Ale
Pumpkick is back bringing a bite of tartness to New Belgium’s traditionally spiced pumpkin ale. The tart cranberry kick offers a bright burst of seasonal flavor. Pumpkick pours a slightly hazy, glowing orange, packed with pumpkin juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and a snappy dose of cranberry. The mouthfeel is creamy from added oats, followed by a quick, dry finish, making Pumpkick the perfect beer to kick off fall. Stats: 6.0% ABV, 18 IBU, Ale Yeast, Nugget hops, 6-and 12-packs.

Le Terroir Dry-Hopped Sour Ale
Le Terroir, named after the French term meaning “of the earth,” packs the bold and hoppy nose of an American IPA, plus the pucker of a well-crafted sour. Felix, New Belgium’s wood-aged pale sour beer, is dry hopped with Amarillo and Galaxy hops to create Le Terroir. The mango and peach tones of the hops playfully complement the wood-aged backbone without any bitterness, creating a beer that changes every time New Belgium brews it. Stats: 7.5% ABV, 12 IBU, Nugget hops, Available Aug. 29th in 22oz bottles/draft.

Bretta IPA
Bretta IPA, part of New Belgium’s Hop Kitchen series, which showcases New Belgium’s hop heavy beers, is out now. This beer crosses wickedly wild Brettanomyces yeast with some of New Belgium’s favorite fruity hop varieties. Bretta is conditioned on two strains of Brettanomyces for a month, giving it citrusy, piney hop notes thanks to Equinox, Galaxy, and Warrior. It has a bite that lingers, but a sweetness that emerges with a touch of pineapple. Stats: 7.5% ABV, 75 IBU, Ale yeast w/Brettanomyces, Draft only.

Fruit Fly Passionfruit Citra Sour
Fruit Fly is a fruity, refreshingly tart, and juicy summer release, putting a new spin on the classic tartness of Berliner weisse. New Belgium acidifies this stainless steel sour beer with its house lacto strain, then dry-hops it with fruity Citra. During fermentation 800 pounds of tropical passion fruit is blended in. Fruit Fly has big citrus flavors and rich guava-like aromas, with a finish that is tart and dry; an ideal summer beer.

“At New Belgium, fruited beers are very much a part of our DNA,” said Andrew Emerton, New Belgium specialty brand manager. “We’ve been using real fruit since the very beginning with a beer called Old Cherry and since 1991 we’ve sent to market 34 beers brewed with fruit. Last year, our Pilot Brewers were challenged with creating a few stainless steel sour recipes featuring our proprietary lacto blending process and beautifully tart house lacto strain. While all recipes were great we felt the Passionfruit Citra Sour just killed it.” Stats: 5.7% ABV, Citra hops, Draft only.

To learn more on the differences between stainless steel sours, like Fruit Fly, and wood-aged sours, like La Folie, check out: How is your New Belgium Beer Sourced?

To find Pumpkick, Bretta IPA, Le Terroir, or Fruit Fly near you, use the New Belgium Libation Location tool: or download New Belgium’s Beer Mode app.

For more information about New Belgium Brewing, visit NewBelgium.com. You can also follow New Belgium on Facebook at Facebook.com/NewBelgium and Twitter @NewBelgium.

About New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews thirteen year-round beers; Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Blue Paddle Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel and a gluten-reduced line, Glutiny Pale Ale and Glutiny Golden Ale. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.


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Monday, August 15, 2016

A Hop Lovers List of Northern Colorado IPAs

NOCO IPA List
Colorado has a love affair with the India Pale Ale (aka the IPA). IPAs are loosely based upon the old beer styles created in Great Britain and Europe that was made with extra helpings of hops that helped to preserve the flavor and quality of beer shipped across the globe. Before the advent of craft breweries, America brewed most of its beers without a lot of hops, but now that there are over 4650+ craft breweries out there, the hops are back in beer in a big way.

Colorado is one of the biggest producers of IPAs in the nation today. In Northern Colorado alone, there are least 80 breweries in Boulder, Larimer and Weld counties that produce at least 1 or more IPAs. There are many ways to refer to an IPA - a traditional India Pale Ale, a West Coast-style IPA, a New England-style IPA, a Cascadian-style IPA, a Colorado Pale Ale, an American Pale Ale...

Then there's the many different ways to make IPAs like: fresh-hop or wet hop, single hop, cloudy vs clear, single IPA, double IPA (DIPA), imperial (IIPA), triple IPAs, fruity IPAs, CO2 vs Nitro IPAs... Colorado loves 'em and embraces them all!

With so many different styles and ways to make an IPA it's hard to keep track of them all. Fermentedly Challenged took a survey in July 2016 of the many different IPAs out there in Northern Colorado and put them together in a table and captured it all in the images below. This is just a sampling of the hundreds of different IPAs available today. How many of these have you tried? Which of these are your favorites? Scan the lists below and then chime in on Facebook with some of your favorites.

A List of Northern Colorado IPAs

Northern Colorado IPAs List - Part 1
Northern Colorado IPAs List - Part 2

Note: Several of these beers are not year-round offerings and may have been one-time specialty releases. Some NoCo breweries do not make an IPA. Other breweries have made 20 or more different IPA recipes. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but rather merely an indication of the variety of IPAs that are out there. There are some that were probably missed, but the majority of them were captured here.


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Financial Tips for Craft Brewers

The following is a sponsored post - paid for by Grey CPAs of Windsor, CO.
Financial Tips for Craft Brewers

As an accountant who drinks a lot of delicious beer and visits many different craft breweries, I have the distinct pleasure to engage in many conversations with brewery owners about how they have built their business. Many say that they endured a few failures before getting their business plan dialed in, and very few say that they connected on their first swing.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

NoCo Beer News 081216

Verboten Brewing - Loveland CO
[Northern Colorado Beer News] - At last it's Friday - TGIF! Big festivals happening this weekend, plus several new beers being tapped today across Northern Colorado. Summer is winding down but the beer keeps flowing. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Friday, August 12th, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: Verboten Brewing - Loveland, CO.

Featured Brewery News of the Day

Zwei Brewing - There's a big block party coming to Zwei Brewing on Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 11am to 8pm. There will be live music from 2 bands, 2 food trucks, 2 separate bars pouring drinks, lots of Zwei beers and a big cake to celebrate their 2nd Anniversary. Meanwhile, they've got 5 Continental beers and 10 Indigenous beer on tap in the taproom this weekend. Located at: 4612 S Mason St, Ste 120, Fort Collins, CO.

Boulder County Breweries

12Degree Brewing - Today this brewery brought back a beer to the taps - "Space Kangaroo", a Belgian Pale ale made with a generous helping of Australian Galaxy Hops. It's an easy drinking brew with a load of tropical hop flavor. A globe glass full is waiting for you. Located at: 820 Main St, Louisville, CO.

300 Suns Brewing - Attention - the date for their Hoplympics Summer Games has been changed! Due to multiple conflicts with other activities, they've move this event to a Wednesday night September 14th starting at 6:30pm. They have all new pricing and levels of participation. Sign up your team to compete online at: www.300sunsbrewing.com/hoplympics. 100% of the participation fees go to Habitat for Humanity of St. Vrain Valley. Meanwhile tonight, come listen to Favin'Wolf playing the blues from 7pm to 9pm. Located at: 335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO.

Asher Brewing Company - Are you ready for some Cornhole? It's time for Asher Brewing's 3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament scheduled for Sunday, August 28th from 4pm to 8pm. Sign up your team in the taproom. Time to throw some bags! Located at: 4699 Nautilus Ct S, Ste 104, Boulder, CO.

Avery Brewing Company - New brewing vessels are coming! An order for 6 new brewing vessels just left the German manufacturer this week and are now slowly making their way to America by slow boat. Avery Brewing has been busy working on the new area where these tanks will be used. Once they arrive, Avery will be able to make even more beer for all you Avery fans. Expansion happens. Check out the boat pics on their Facebook page. Located at: 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO.

Bootstrap Brewing Company - The place will be rocking this Saturday in the taproom. Come listen to North Boulder Underground as they return to the house starting at 6:00pm. Beer and music are the perfect combo. Located at: 6778 N 79th St, Niwot, CO.

Boulder Beer Company - It's almost time for Oktoberfest season! And because of that, Boulder Beer has been busy this week bottling up this year's batch of Dragonhosen Oktoberfest Lager. It's a rich, full-bodied malty brew that weighs in at a hefty 9% ABV. Look for this brew to hit store shelves very soon. Located at: 2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO.

Crystal Springs Brewing Company - This Saturday, August 13th from 1pm to 9pm marks the release party for CSBC's "13 IPA" in cans! There's just a limited supply of this special brew in cans so get them while they are in stock. There will be special prizes, food, Ray & Jessica's Vanilla Cream Ale and more. Located at: 657 S Taylor Ave, Unit E, Louisville, CO.

Fate Brewing Company - Remember that old Avery Brewing building over on Arapahoe in Boulder? Fate Brewing has been over there and has been cleaning up the old place and are getting ready to make some changes and updates. More news on the progress on this location coming soon.

Großen Bart Brewery - Now back on tap - their popular collaboration brew they did with Very Nice Brewing Company - it's their "Very Nice Großen Bart California Common Lager". It's also known as a steam beer. It weighs in at 5.9% ABV and 42 IBU. Try one as you listen to live music tonight from "Carry Me Ohio" from 7pm to 9pm in the taproom. Located at: 1025 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO.

J Wells Brewing - They're Back! Get some "Lisa Red IPA" and also "The Pleasant Gentleman IPA". Both are on tap starting tonight. Get hoppin! They also have test batches of "Bear Mountain Barleywine" and "Treppenwitz Hefeweizen" on tap as well. 2516 49th St, Ste 5, Boulder, CO.

Left Hand Brewing Company - On tap this weekend at the brewery Left Hand these tempting brews: Chile Heffe, Blood Orange IPA and an Imperial Oatmeal Mild. Try those or go for one of their regular year-rounders. Live music in the taproom Saturday from the Sean Flynn Trio starting at 5pm. Located at: 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO.

Twisted Pine Brewing Company - Friday's special is All Day Happy Hour on Pitchers of Twisted Pine beer. Also tonight is live music from Augustus from 7pm to 9pm. Located at: 3201 Walnut St, Boulder, CO.

Upslope Brewing Company - Next up in their Tap Room Series of tall canned beer releases will be an Experimental Hop IPA that they collaborated with REEL ROCK Film Tour. This beer was made with an Idaho Experimental Hop #7. It'll be available at the release party on Tuesday, August 23rd in their Flatiron Park tap room. Located at: 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO.

Very Nice Brewing Company - There's a solid weekend of beers on tap and live music in Nederland. Tonight listen to Chris Smith from 6pm to 8pm. On Saturday, it's the sound of Maus Nomdeguerre from 6-8pm. Then on Sunday, they have The Snowbound Hounds playing from 5-7pm. Taprooms open til 9pm tonight. Located at: 20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO.

Wibby Brewing - Tonight enjoy live music from JC and The Deadly Sins from 8-11pm. Saturday's band is Stomp Street Heist playing from 8-11pm. Sunday brings an Open Cornhole Toss all day. They've got 7 sets set up for all to play on. Plenty of fresh beer on tap as well. Located at: 209 Emery St, Longmont, CO.

Wild Woods Brewery - Hey Boulder, today the brewery opened early at 3pm to be part of the first ever FAC at The Courtyard featuring live music by Sixty Minute Men from 4-7, delicious craft beers, live art, fresh pastries, open houses, & tasty food from Blackbelly. Admission is free! Tell your friends, and start your summer weekend with a party! Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.

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Larimer County Breweries

1933 Brewing Company - Make plans to check out 1933's upcoming beer release next week when they tap their Mexican Lager. It'll remind you of a beach in Cancun - perfect for late summer sipping. Look for it the week of August 15th. Located at: 4025-C S. Mason, Fort Collins, CO.

Berthoud Brewing Company - Stop in for a Friday Afternoon Club session with the band "Cat Jerky" tonight at the taproom from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Good tunes and good beer with good friends. Located at: 450 8th St, Berthoud, CO.

City Star Brewing - Today's the day City Star starts brewing their first fresh hop beer of the season - "HydroPony Express HYPA". They used hydroponically grown Centennial and Chinook hops from their friends at Hydro Hop Farms in Fort Collins. This brew will hit the taps on Saturday, August 27th. Meanwhile, live music tonight from Honeytree from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. On Saturday, Jim Jamm Jimmy will be playing from 7pm to 9:30pm. Plenty of fresh beer on tap this weekend. Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

Crow Hop Brewing Company - Today is the first annual release of their Road 23 Farmhouse Ale. This one is 6.3% ABV and 32 IBU and is billed as being spicy and fruity with a big finish of flavor from the yeast. Located at: 217 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO.

Equinox Brewing Company - Live music will fill the halls of Equinox Brewing this weekend starting off tonight with Ran Off the Rooster from 7pm to 9pm. Then on Saturday, come listen in to the Blind Alley Troubadours from 7pm to 9pm. Coming to the taps very soon look for Equinox's "What the Helles? Maibock" and also "Black Sheep Dark IPA". Located at: 133 Remington St, Fort Collins, CO.

Fort Collins Brewery - FCB has officially kicked off their Oktoberfest season with the recent release of their annual seasonal - "Oktoberfest". It's available in their tavern both on draft and in cans. Find Oktoberfest in cans at your local store starting this week. Located at: 1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - IPA's aren't the only thing with an Indian theme. Tonight Grimm Bros will tap an Indian-inspired firkin - a Coconut Curry Fearless Youth. It's another in their series of Indian-themed firkins. Try a glass tonight! Also, get ready for the annual release of The Farmer's Daughter Oktoberfest Marzen set for August 20th. Located at: 623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.

High Hops Brewery - Just tapped last night was a double beer release. The first being "Dr. Pat's #25 Double IPA" and the second was "Frühling Bock Maibock". Live music tonight on the patio stage with Peter Jong Chang from 6pm to 8pm. Then on Saturday, listen to Roma Ransom from 5pm to 7pm. Then on Sunday afternoon, sip a beer along with the music of The Dale Cisek Duo from 3pm to 5pm. Located at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.

Horse & Dragon Brewing Company - New beer release today. Stop in for a taste of "Morgan's Savvy III Peach Pale Ale". This brew will likely be seen at the upcoming Peach Festival in FoCo this month too. Come taste one of the savviest peach ales around. Located at: 124 Racquette Dr, Fort Collins, CO.

Loveland Aleworks - On tap starting today is Loveland Aleworks' "Chocolate Oatmeal Stout". It's dark, it's creamy and it's good for what "ales" you. A pint is available for the asking (plus a price). Located: 118 W 4th St, Loveland, Co.

Odell Brewing Company - The tap room has over 20 beers on tap this weekend including 9 limited edition and pilot brews, and 3 seasonal beers including an Oktoberfest beer. Food truck tonight is Common-Link. Taproom open until 7pm tonight. Located at: 800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Old Colorado Brewing Company - In additional to their line-up of beers tonight, Old Colorado has live music with Makenzie Willox and food available from The Rollin' Stone Pizzeria. Stop in tonight for a beer. Located at: 8121 S 1st St, Wellington, CO.

Rally King Brewing - Avoid the crowds of this weekend's NewWestFest and stop over to Rally King. THey have a new beer release today - a Watermelon Wheat starting at 6pm. Also, live acoustic cover music tonight starting at 6pm. Located at: 1624 S Lemay Ave, Unit 4, Fort Collins, CO.

Snowbank Brewing CO - Tonight at 5pm they'll be tapping their latest collaboration brew with Nuance Chocolate - it's a "Cocoa Cranknbrew" infused with fresh roasted cacao beans. Also, buy anything from tonight's food truck and you can get $1 off a flagship pint to pair it with. Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Fort Collins, CO.

Soul Squared Brewing Company - Looking for where you can buy a Soul Squared brew to take home? There's now two of their beers stocked over at Bullfrog Wine and Spirits on North College Ave in FoCo. They're stocking both their Belgian Blonde Ale and their Extra Pale Ale.

Weld County Breweries

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - Hey Teachers! This is one of your last chances to unwind before the school season starts. Stop in today and teachers and staff get $1 off food and drink items from 5pm to 7pm. And for you early afternooners, every day at Brix Taphouse between 2:00pm to 5:00 is Happy Hour with $1 off all items. There's always 60 great Colorado brews & ciders on tap every day. Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.

Broken Plow Brewery - One of the brewery's favorite musicians will be playing in the taproom tonight starting at 7:00pm - Daryl Ray. Stop in and unwind from your weekend. Don't forget to try the newly tapped Honey Peach Cream Ale too. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.

Crabtree Brewing Company - Just one more day until the release of a big, hazy, unfiltered and fresh Imperial Double IPA debuts at Crabtree. On Saturday, August 13th at 6pm they'll introduce and tap this brew that weighs in at 10.5% and 108 IBUs. Crabtree doesn't put out IPAs that often so grab some of this while it lasts. Also available in bottles too! Located at: 2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO.

Grand Lake's 16th Street Tavern - The Friday special today and every Friday is when you can get $2 off Flights of Grand Lake beer. You can also pick up 6-packs of Grand Lake beer for just $8. Stop back Saturday night at 8pm for live music and a beer. Located at: 915 16th St, Greeley, CO.

WeldWerks Brewing Company - What goes great with a WeldWerks beer? How about a Mac N Cheese corn dog from Corndoggies. Their food truck will be parked outside at 4pm today. Live music tonight from Professor Fox Band at 7:30pm. If you're lucky, there may even be some of that Amore Achromatic Raspberry Imperial Stout left. Just 1 keg - it'll kick soon. Located at: 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO.

Special Events

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Brew Fests This Week
- Save The Ales - Aug. 12 - EXDO Event Center - Denver.
- Art & Ale Brew Festival - Aug. 12 - Wildlife Experience - Parker.
- South Pearl Street Blues & Brews - Aug. 13 - S Pearl St - Denver.
- Spirit of the Lake Brews & Crews - Aug. 13 - Gene Stover Park - Grand Lake.
- Rendezvous at the Rock - Aug. 13 - Rockyard Brewing - Castle Rock.
- Westy Craft Brew Fest - Aug. 13 - City Park - Westminster.

Find all the details of these events in the August 2016 Colorado Beer Festival Calendar.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

NoCo Beer News 081116

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[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Football and beer go together. Pre-season Broncos games start tonight! What will you be drinking? Better get your daily dose of Northern Colorado Beer News to help you decide. Several new brews tapping this week. Find out the details in today's post. Share the beer news with a friend! Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Thursday, August 11th, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: Equinox Brewing Company - Fort Collins, CO.

Featured Brewery News of the Day

Intersect Brewing - Don't forget to mark your calendars for the Grand Opening of Fort Collins' newest brewery - August 26th starting at 1:00pm. They'll have 4 initial brews on tap including a Belgian Wit, a Raspberry Berliner Weiss, an IPA and a Milk Chocolate Stout. Check 'em out starting Friday August 26th. Located at: 2160 W Drake Rd, Ste A-1, Fort Collins, CO.

Boulder County Breweries

300 Suns Brewing - Act now to save $8 off the door price for the upcoming 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off & Craft Beer, Cider + Spirits Tasting happening at 300 Suns on September 10th from 2pm to 5pm. Cost at the door is $25 but if you get tickets now you can get them for just $17. For those who just want to sample the chili they also have early bird Food Only tickets for $9. Get tickets at Eventbrite. Drinks from over 13 different local companies. Early bird prices end August 27th. Located at: 335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO.

Atom Brewing Company - Boulderites will be happy to know that you can now find more of Atom Brewing's Arlo over at Hazel's Beverage World. It'll be on the store shelves in the next day or so. If you don't see it in bottles - ask for it! Brewery located at: 645 Moffat St, Erie, CO (No taproom however).

Front Range Brewing Company - Tonight in the taproom is a good ol' fashioned Bluegrass Jam starting at 7:00pm. Bring your instrument and play along or listen in and enjoy a beer or two. Located at: 400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.

Gravity Brewing - Stop in today from 5pm to 7pm for a special Happy Tails Happy Hour. Join the Humane Society of Boulder Valley at Gravity Brewing in Historic Downtown Louisville. 15% of sales from 5 – 7 p.m. will be donated to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. Relax and enjoy in this laid-back brewery and its award-winning craft beers, indulge in a game of ping pong or cornhole, and know you’re making a difference for animals in need! Located at: 1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, CO.

Oskar Blues Brewery - Looking for an adventure? Oskar Blues Brewery may have just the thing in their upcoming Gold Rush Bike Rally. Check out the details in their press release issued today on how you can take on one of a several different bike challenges with a chance to win some great prizes. Taproom located at: 1800 Pike Road, Longmont, CO.

Left Hand Brewing Company reminds you that this Saturday is Left Handers Day. Do everything Left Handed that day (or try) and be sure to celebrate with a cool Left Hand brew. Might I suggest their Extrovert IPA! That'll do. Drink it with your left hand. Located at: 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO.

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company - The brewery's big 2nd Anniversary Bash & Music Festival is set for next weekend, August 20th from Noon to Midnight. There will be 20+ beers on tap including some special releases that day. Live music on two stages (1 outside + 1 inside). Plus, 2 food trucks on site to satisfy your hunger pangs. Plan for it! Located at: 297 US Hwy 287 #100, Lafayette, CO.

New Planet Beer - Love beer but can't stomach the gluten? Try these 100% Gluten-free beers from New Planet: New Planet Blond Ale, New Planet Pale Ale, and New Planet Raspberry Ale.

Odd13 Brewing - For their September taproom exclusive can release, Odd13 will offer you their Codename: SuperDuperFan Double IPA. It'll only be available in the taproom and you can take 'em home. Limit one case per person. IPA fans get excited! Located at: 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO.

Upslope Brewing Company is hosting a fun cruiser bike ride along with Elevation Outdoors Magazine and UpaDowna on Monday, August 15th at 6pm starting and ending at their Flatiron Park tap room. $1 from every pint sold that evening will be donated to UpaDowna. There will even be some excellent prizes and giveaways that day from Big Agnes, Justin's Nut Butter and more. RSVP to this event on Facebook. Located at: 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO.

Vindication Brewing Company - Good news IPA fans! Vincidation Brewing now has their India Pale Ale available on draft and in 6-pack bottles to go. Look for it in local stores this week. Located at: 6880 Winchester Circle, Boulder, CO.

Vision Quest Brewery - Do you love to play pinball? Then participate in Vision Quest's monthly Pinball Tournament set for the 2nd Saturday every month. And this month's event is this Saturday, August 13th. There will be a $5 entry fee with 100% payout to the top 3 winning players. The 1st place finisher will also get other prizes from the brewery as well. This tourney counts towards IFPA world ranking points. Featured pins include: X-Men Pro, Surf Champ, Indy 500, Super Flite, and World Poker Tour. Located at: 2010 47th St, Ste A2, Boulder, CO.

Walnut Brewery - Don't forget - today they tap their Salamander Amber Ale. Get a FREE complimentary pint if you're there from 6:00pm to 6:30pm. Located at: 1123 Walnut St, Boulder, CO.

Wild Woods Brewery is doing a bottle release today of their Sunflower Lager, a light experimental brew made with two-thirds pilsner malt and one-third sunflower seeds! It's billed as their most exciting and unique seasonal beer they've done to date. Come experience this nutty brew. Available on draft or in bomber bottles. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.

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Larimer County Breweries

1933 Brewing Company - Stop in and meet their new beertender and taproom manager Chris. Chris and the staff will pour one of 9 beers now on tap. Several more beers are in the works including a Brown ale that will be soured in barrels and also a Mexican lager that will be released next week. Tonight is Open Mic Night from 5pm to 8pm. Show off your talents or come and enjoy what the locals are offering. Located at: 4025-C S Mason, Fort Collins, CO.

Big Thompson Brewery Tonight's special happens between 4pm to 6pm. When you order a pint, draw cards against your beer tender and you could get either 10%, 20% or 50% off your pint if you "Beat the Beertender". Enjoy that pint while watching our beloved Broncos play in their pre-season game tonight vs. Da Bears at 6pm. Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.

Black Bottle Brewery - In preparation for the upcoming Peach Festival, Black Bottle Brewing will debut their new beer "Zero to Tooty Fruity", a kettle-soured beer made with peaches. It's the first such kettle sour beer Black Bottle has attempted. Will it be good? You decide when it debuts on Tuesday, August 16th starting at 11am. This will be a sneak peek at what they will be pouring at the festival. Also, they'll release their Hydroponics Fresh Hop IPA this Saturday, August 13th at 11am as well. Check out what fresh hops can do for a beer! Located at: 1611 S College Ave, Ste 1609, Fort Collins, CO.

City Star Brewing - Mark this one on your calendars! City Star Brewing has brought a Berthoud annual tradition back to life in the upcoming Flap Jack Day where they will be giving away around 1,000 flap jacks, and raising funds for the Berthoud Historical Society. City Star’s 2nd Annual Flap Jack Day will be held on Labor Day, Monday, September 5th. Join in for FREE flap jacks, a flap jack themed beer flight, a vintage car show and the Flap Jack Queen contest. All donations will benefit the Berthoud Historical Society. Flapjacks will be served from 11am to 4pm. Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

Fort Collins Brewery - FCB's pride and joy is being released today - Oktoberfest! This is their 2015 GABF Gold Medal winning beer and it's back for another season. They brewed this beer with 100% German ingredients. It's a beer meant to be savored and enjoyed near the end of the summer when the heat starts to subside and the cooler weather starts settling in. It's billed as a light, bready and highly drinkable brew. Weighs in at 7.5% ABV. Available now in 12oz 6-pack cans. They even have a special limited menu to go along with this beer. A complete German feast with an Oktoberfest beer for $35 a person. Located at: 1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Funkwerks - Funkwerks welcomes back their Fall Seasonal - Solenna, a Belgian-style ale with Brettanomyces. It's a fruity beer with a subtle spice and has floral notes from the German hops. Hints of candy apple, cinnamon and fresh-cut grass. On draft and in 4-packs to go. Also ask about their many Cellar beers for sale including 2014 versions of their Quad, Deceit, Dahlia and Barrel-Aged Brett Trois. Located at: 1900 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Is your t-shirt collection in need of something new? Buy a new Grimm Brothers t-shirt and get a free pint. Located at: 623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.

Jessup Farm Barrel House - There's two new beers debuting on tap this Saturday, August 13th starting at 11am. Stop in to try these new brews: Baron von Watermelon and Marquis de Mandarin. These are the sours you have been looking for! Session-able wheat beer with a clean, tart sour character. The wort was soured in the fermenter by Lactobacillus delbruekii before the primary fermentation was carried out by a blend of Belgian ale yeasts. Fruit was added at the end of primary fermentation, in the form of concentrated watermelon juice (the Baron) and a blend of whole mandarin puree and concentrated mango puree (the Marquis). Both weigh in around 4.8% ABV. Located at: 1921 Jessup Drive, Fort Collins, CO.

Maxline Brewing - Make plans now to attend a special Beer & Cheese Pairing event at Maxline set for Wednesday, September 14th from 6pm to 7:30pm. They will be pairing 5 Maxline brews with 5 gourmet cheeses from Fox & Crow. Everyone participating will get five 10oz pours. Tickets are $25 and are available at Eventbrite. Located at: 2701 S College Ave #190, Fort Collins, CO.

Pateros Creek Brewing Company - New Beer Alert! Just tapped today - Lindenmeier, a mango Szechuan peppercorn wheat beer. Also on the Outlaw Tap they've got a Caramel Chocolate Amber Ale, plus "Blue Pom", a blueberry pomegranate ale. So many beers, so little time. Located at: 242 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Rock Cut Brewing Company - My how a year goes by fast. Mark your calendars for Monday, August 29th - it's the one year anniversary of Rock Cut Brewing! Join in for an evening party starting at 4:00pm til close. More details on this event coming soon - watch their Facebook page. Located at: 390 W Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO.

Soul Squared Brewing Company - Today at 5:00pm over at Choice City Butcher & Deli in Fort Collins, you can get a special tapping of the Soul Squared and Craft Beer Cellar's collaboration brew: "Dubbel Down on Blackberry". That, plus Choice City also has two special Russian River brews on tap today as well. Pair one with some food there. Choice City is located at: 104 W Olive St, Fort Collins, CO.

The Forge Publick House is hosting BarrelFest 2016 this Saturday, August 13th from 12pm to 12 midnight. Enjoy barrel-aged craft beers from several Colorado breweries. Plus listen to speakers from 5 different breweries. Avery Brewing at 12:30pm, Odell Brewing at 1pm, New Belgium Brewing at 1:30pm, Verboten Brewing at 2:30pm, and Grimm Brothers Brewing at 3:30pm. Beer lovers will want to attend this one! Located at: 232 Walnut St, Unit 7, Fort Collins, CO.


Weld County Breweries

Brix Taphouse and Brewery - Tonight is Quizmaster Trivia. Come check out the beer list and also enjoy some #brixbites off their menu. Now offering Tapas, Flatbread Pizzas and Paninis. Thursdays are the new Fridays at Brix. Bring a friend and compete! Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.

Broken Plow Brewery - Tapping tomorrow, August 12th at 5pm is Broken Plows new Honey Peach Cream Ale. It's in celebration of the Colorado peach season inside a smooth cream ale. Enjoy the taste of summer while it lasts! Also try the recently tapped Razzlemedazzleberry Wheat too! It's also Open Mic Night as well. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.

Crabtree Brewing Company is excited about their upcoming beer release this Saturday at 6pm - Imperial Double IPA! A big beer weighing in at 10.5% ABV and over 108 IBUs. Available on draft and in bottles too at the release event. Located at: 2961 W 29th St, Greeley, CO.

High Hops Brewery - Today in the taproom, High Hops will be releasing their Frühling Bock starting at 12 noon. This is a Maibock style brew which is generally strong and golden in lager form. This beer weighs in at 8.5% ABV and was brewed along with an award-winning homebrewer David Kilits from the local Weize Guys Home Brew Club competition. Also, High Hops is putting out Dr. Pat's Double IPA #25 today. This batch of Double IPA was dry-hopped with Azacca hops for an intense tropical flavor with hints of citrus, mango and orchard fruit and a bit of forest pine as well. Sip one or both of these and listen in to live music tonight from 5:30pm to 7:30pm from The High Hopping Jumping Jacks. Located at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.

Hunters Moon Meadery will be bringing along 3 meads to this weekend's Estes Park Wine Festival. While your there, try either their Moon Dance Cherry, Earl Grey, or Lunar Lemon meads. Never tried a mead before? You're gonna love it - nectar of the gods - a gift from the bees. Meadery located at: 404 Immigrant Trail, Severance, CO (by appt).

WeldWerks Brewing Company - Look what happens when you go through your inventory - sometimes you find a keg you never knew you had! WeldWerks found a keg of their Amore Achromatic Imperial Stout that originally was offered up for Valentine's Day. This brew was made with cacao nibs and raspberries and has been hidden away in the back of the cooler for months. It has aged VERY well! It's on tap today - just 1 keg so it'll go fast. Absolutely the last keg of this. Dark Beer in Summer - yes! Located at: 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO.


Special Events

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Notable Fests This Week
- Save The Ales - Aug. 12 - EXDO Event Center - Denver.
- Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest - Aug. 12-14 - downtown - Fort Collins.
- Art & Ale Brew Festival - Aug. 12 - Wildlife Experience - Parker.
- South Pearl Street Blues & Brews - Aug. 13 - S Pearl St - Denver.
- Spirit of the Lake Brews & Crews - Aug. 13 - Gene Stover Park - Grand Lake.
- Rendezvous at the Rock - Aug. 13 - Rockyard Brewing - Castle Rock.
- Westy Craft Brew Fest - Aug. 13 - City Park - Westminster.

Find all the details of these events in the August 2016 Colorado Beer Festival Calendar.


Catch up on Northern Colorado Beer News from earlier this week:
[ Tuesday ] | [ Wednesday ]


View Northern Colorado Brewery Maps
[ Boulder County Brewery Map ] | [ Larimer & Weld County Brewery Map ]

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