Wednesday, July 27, 2016

NoCo Beer News 072716

Echo Brewing Company - Frederick CO
[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Hop over the hump with a brew today. Fermentedly Challenged has some news today on where you'll want to head to save a buck on your favorite brew in Northern Colorado. The heat is still raging. We'll all need a cold one to stay cool during these dog days. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Wednesday, July 27th, 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.

Boulder County Breweries

300 Suns Brewing - Today from 4:30pm to 6:30pm in the taproom is the Chamber neXt Mixer event. The neXt miXer is the perfect opportunity for the young professional to network in some of Longmont's greatest places. It exposes the younger Chamber members to interesting local hot spots (also Chamber Members) to create a relaxed yet professional networking atmosphere. Enjoy free appetizers and artwork by Firehouse Art Center who is the featured non-profit for the event. Also today, 300 Suns will be donating 10% of the days sales today to the charity: OUR Center. Don't forget, 1st Ave is closed at Main St. Use 2nd Ave to Emery then south. Located at: 335 1st Ave, Longmont, CO.

Boulder Beer Company - Special event at Boulder Beer tonight from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Join Boulder's business leaders at the Boulder Chamber's networking event series, Business After Hours! This month they will partner with the Bolder Young Professionals group for a night of connections at Boulder's oldest brewery, Boulder Beer! Enjoy some of the best brew around town and appetizers hosted by Boulder Beer. They are expecting over 100 Chamber members and guests so bring plenty of business cards. Be sure to Register Online for this event. Located at: 2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO.

Fate Brewing Company wants you to grab a can of any of their beers, feature it somewhere in a pic depicting 'taste summer' in the great outdoors and post it to social media using the hashtag #drinkyourfate and you'll get a chance to win a FATE core pint on the house. Feature one of their many canned beers. Located at: 1600 38th St #100, Boulder, CO.

Front Range Brewing Company welcomes back Small Batch Wednesday today with the release of their Gore Range Tripel today. It's a big 9.1% ABV brew with notes of orange, apricot, vanilla, honey and subtle spice. You won't find this one too boozy! Located at: 400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.

J Wells Brewery is expanding! Now with over 30 barrels of fermentation capacity. This can only mean one thing - MORE BEER! Speaking of which, this Friday, July 29th, J Wells will release a Belgian Strong ale to celebrate. Don't forget Wednesdays mean $10 Growler Fills too! Fill 'er up! Located at: 2516 49th St, Ste 5, Boulder, CO.

Odd13 Brewing has a new batch of their Buzzin Cuzzin coffee stout. Made with Ethiopian coffee beans from Proper Grounds Coffee Roasters. This ought to help you get your coffee fix for the day. Located at: 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO.

Sanitas Brewing has a full line-up of 6 different beers available in 6-pack cans at your local beer store or in stock at the brewery. Select from: Black IPA, Saison Ale, IPA, Grand Cru Amber Ale, Cherry Saison, or Citrus Lager. Located at: 3550 Frontier Ave, Unit A, Boulder, CO.

SKEYE Brewing is hosting another Boulder Swing Dance event tonight in the taproom. Don't know how to swing? Lessons are available starting at 7pm for $10. Then you can dance the rest of the night starting at 8pm for the main event. This is a social dance and all are welcome. Come for the beer too. Located at: 900 S Hover St, Ste D, Longmont, CO.

Upslope Brewing - There are still plenty of those GOLD cans hiding in Upslope Mix Box (12 pack cans). Find a GOLD RUSH can and you'll win one of several special prizes like National Parks passes, Upslope prize packs, or even a YETI Hopper 20 cooler. Located at: 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO.

Very Nice Brewing Company is doing their weekly Wednesday Vinyl Night tonight. Bring in your favorite old vinyl record and they'll play it. Located at: 20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO.

West Flanders Brewing Company - Grab a crowler of your favorite West Flanders beer, Instagram a pic of it in the wild with the hashtag ‪#‎Fermentopia‬ and tag then (@wfbrews) for a chance to win 2 free tickets ($70 value) to Downtown Boulder's 3rd Annual Boulder Craft Beer Festival on August 20, 2016! They'll pick the winner the week of August 15th, so get snappin' and go explore! 2nd and 3rd places get some sweet West Flanders swag! Located at: 1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO.

Wild Woods Brewery - Tonight you can get pitchers of select Wild Woods brews for $15 including their Windflower Pale, Berrypatch Wheat, Campfire Red, Treeline IPA, Ponderosa Porter, or Smores Stout. This offer is good every Wednesday. Also get double stamps on growler rewards cards tonight with each growler fill. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.

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Larimer County Breweries

Big Thompson Brewery - Wednesdays are Half Priced Growler Day. Stop in for a pint and you can grab a growler full of your favorite Big T brew for half the regular price. The brewery now has their new Double Barreled Growler Carriers available to help you carry home two or four growlers in an easier way. Also, select Big Thompson gear is 20% off today. Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.

Black Bottle Brewery - Pokemon Go is taking the world by storm and several breweries in Fort Collins are organizing a Pokemon Go Beer Crawl this Saturday, July 30th from 11am to 5pm. Black Bottle Brewery is one of 6 beer stops in town that will be offering Pokemon Go players special deals. BBB will give you discounts based on your Pokemon Go Level. Level 5 = $1 off your 1st BBB beer. Level 10 = $2 off 1st BBB beer, Level 15 = $3 off 1st BBB beer, Level 20 = $4 off 1st BBB beer, and Level 25 = $5 off 1st BBB beer. The higher your level the more you save! Offer good only between 11am-5pm this Saturday, July 30th. Located at: 1611 S College Ave, Ste 1609, Fort Collins, CO.

City Star Brewing will be the beer focus of a special Beer and Cheese pairing event tomorrow night, Thursday, July 28th in Denver, CO down at The Denver Bicycle Cafe from 7pm to 9pm. Tickets are $20 and will offer several 5oz pours paired with unique cheeses. Get tickets online here. CIty Star beers include: Scoundrel, Buccaneer, Happy Mango Imperial IPA, Rail RYEder and All American IPA. The Denver Bicycle Cafe is located at: 1308 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO. City Star taproom located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

Crow Hop Brewing Company - Today is Merch Wednesday all day today. Show up wearing your Crow Hop gear and get $1 off any full pour. Or just purchase a hat or shirt in the taproom and get a free flagship pint. Located at: 217 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO.

Fort Collins Brewery - Coming soon to store shelves near you - FCB's 2015 GABF gold medal winning Oktoberfest in a can! The brewery spent most of the day yesterday doing a big canning run of this year's Oktoberfest brew. Should be on store shelves by early August. Celebrate the upcoming Oktoberfest season! Located at: 1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Funkwerks - A reminder that this Saturday, July 30th from 11am to 9pm at the taproom is their big Winky's 6th Birthday Party. There will be plenty of Funkwerks beer, live music and lots of tacos too. Live music from two bands 2-4pm and 4:30pm-7:30pm. You'll get a chance to win beer or merchandise with every beer purchase. They'll even hang a pinata for you to swat at around 1:00pm. Come help celebrate 6 years of saisons. Located at: 1900 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse has a Hump Day special. Today they're offering $4 off Bier De Grimm growlers and also $2 off all other beers. Wednesday is always a good day to stock up for your next adventure. Located at: 623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.

Loveland Aleworks - Another new seasonal beer release hits the taps this Friday at noon. Stop in for a glass of their Strawberry Sour Ale. They kettle soured this beer and added in over 21 pounds per barrel of strawberries. No wonder there's a shortage of berries in Loveland! Located at: 118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO.

Maxline Brewing - The summer heat invites new ways of keeping cool. How about beer & ice cream! Stop over today to try 3 different beer & ice cream pairings including: Kolsch Cinnamon Coconut, Scottish 80/- Butternut Scottish and Oatmeal Stout Cappuccino Toffee. This is a ticketed event that starts at 6:30pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at Eventbrite. Located at: 2701 S College Ave, Unit 190, Fort Collins, CO. (Also listed as 2766 McClellan Dr)

New Belgium Brewing announces that their Fort Collins tasting room will be closed for three days July 31st through August 2nd for a brewery retreat. Better get in there earlier to stock up on growlers, bottles and cans to go. They'll be back open soon enough - no worries. Located at: 500 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO.

Snowbank Brewing Company has their weekly Wear It Wednesday offer today. Wear your Snowbank gear to the taproom and get a $1 off your first pint. Or buy a new Snowbank shirt and your first pint is on the house. Their bottlecap t-shirts are even $5 off today too. Open from 2pm to 8pm. Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Ste, 1, Fort Collins, CO.


Weld County Breweries

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - There's a special musical event tonight at Brix featuring Gii LIve! The musician Gii will select 3 of his favorite beers and Brix will offer those for $4 during his performance. If you try all 3 of his favorite beers that night then you will also receive a unique demo CD of his music (while supplies last). The performance runs from 7pm to 9pm. Always a selection of 60 Colorado craft beers and hard ciders on tap. Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.

Broken Plow Brewery - Put on yer Pirate costumes tonight for the big Pirate Patio Party & Potluck. That plus it's Trivia night too! Extra points for your trivia team for each person dressed up as a pirate. Quizmaster Entertainment is providing the main course - you bring the side dish to share. Come early to get a seat and for the potluck. Trivia starts at 7pm. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.

High Hops Brewery is tapping a firkin inspired once again by Sponge Bob - it's Saison Pants Part Deux - a pineapple saison. It taps at 5pm so better head their now to get a glass. Located at: 6461 State Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.

Wiley Roots Brewing Company - The next Fireside Chat with Head Brewer Kyle is set for Friday night, August 5th at 7pm. The topic for the evening is Barrel Aging. Hear about barrel sourcing, blending barrels, barrel aging both clean and sour beers, and preparing barrels to be cellared. Open to anyone 21+ with the purchase of a beer. Located at: 625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO.


Special Events

Great American Beer Festival - Ticket sales for the 2016 Great American Beer Festival at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado go on sale NEXT WEEK! Are you prepared to get your tickets? Existing members of the Brewers Association and the American Homebrewers Association can buy tickets starting on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 10:00am Mountain Time. Then on the following day, Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 10:00am Mountain Time the public ticket sale will begin. Tickets are being sold once again on Ticketmaster.com so you might just want to ensure you have an account on Ticketmaster prior to then to avoid any delays when the clock strikes 10am. Tickets have been known to sell out in less than 45 minutes during the public sale. So if you and your friends want to go - you'd all better try to get tickets at the same time. Expect ticket prices to be in excess of $80 (plus service fees) per session. The event takes place across 3 days and 4 sessions October 6-8, 2016. For more information about the GABF visit: www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com.

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Brew Fests This Week
- Arapahoe County Fair Craft Brew Festival - July 29 - Aurora, CO.
- West End Tavern's Jul-IPA Rooftop Party - July 30 - Boulder, CO.


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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

NoCo Beer News 072616

The many colors of beer
[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Two weeks worth of political conventions will either have you pumped up or bummed out. Thank goodness there's plenty of local craft beer news to get you through it all. Turn off the DNC and head out to your favorite brewery, bar or pub and enjoy a pint or two. Plenty of specials and events set for tonight around NoCo. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Tuesday, July 26th, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: Beer glasses at Funkwerks - Fort Collins, CO.

Boulder County Breweries

300 Suns Brewing - Due to road construction blocking off 1st Avenue from Main Street all this week (Monday-Friday), 300 Suns asks everyone to get there by turning east on 2nd Street (off Main), then south on Emery and you'll arrive at the brewery just fine. And to reward your efforts, they're offering a free pint deal. Buy one pint or 10oz beer and get one of equal or lesser value for free! Open from 12pm to 9pm tonight. Located at: 335 1st Ave, Longmont, CO.

Avery Brewing Company is getting ready to celebrate their 23rd Anniversary with a big party on Saturday, August 6th from 3:00pm to 8:00pm. You'll be able to drink from over 60+ vintage beers, drink with your friends, drink with friendly brewers, rock out to live music from the North Mississippi Allstars, wear your favorite beer shirt, wear edible jewelry (aka pretzel necklaces), socialize, dance and more. Tickets are $20 for the base access or $60 for Aficionado access which also gives you base access plus 9 special beers not available to the rest and lots of food. Get tickets at Eventbrite. Located at: 4910 Nautilus Ct. N, Boulder, CO.

Boulder Beer Company - This month's featured beer release is their Good Trip Tripel, a Belgian-style strong ale. Inspired by the beers that Belgian monks brewed, Good Trip is a slightly spicy, golden-colored, Belgian-style Strong Ale. Now available in 22oz bottles and on draft. Stop by the brewery for a free brewery tour daily at 2:00pm. Additional tours on Saturday at 4pm (closed Sundays). Live music on the patio on Thursdays and Saturdays from 5pm to 9pm. Located at: 2880 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO.

Echo Brewing Company - Their staff's summer vacation is over and now the brewery is back to normal summer business hours this week! Their taproom is open today from 4:00pm to 9:00pm for beers and food. Come on back in! Located at: 600 Briggs St, Erie, CO.

Front Range Brewing Company - Open Mic Night returns again tonight from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Stop in for some great local talent (including yours) and grew brews. They still have some 3rd Year Anniversary MaiTai Helles on tap still but it's going fast. Located at: 400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.

Großen Bart Brewery has brought back their popular Very Nice Grossen Bart California Common Lager. It's a collaboration beer they did with Very Nice Brewing Company. They made 10 barrels worth and split it between the breweries. Come for a pint! Also, tonight is Trivia Night at the brewery with Brews & Qs. Tavos Corner will be on site serving up tacos too! Located at: 1025 Delaware Ave, Longmont, CO.

J Wells Brewery has a special Tuesday deal for the ladies. Tuesdays are Ladies Night at J Wells with $2 off pints from 3pm to 9pm. Then on Wednesdays, stop back for their $10 Growler Refill special all day long. Located at: 2516 49th St, Ste 5, Boulder, CO.

Left Hand Brewing Company - Want to listen to live bands playing the music of Van Halen, The Who, Grateful Dead, Cheap Trick, REM, Sublime, Bruce Springsteen, The Pretenders and Primus? You're in luck, come to this year's Leftapalooza Mile High Tribute Band Competition - set for Saturday, August 6th in Roosevelt Park (700 Longs Peak Avenue) in Longmont from 12pm to 10pm. Tickets available at Ticketfly. Lots of Left Hand beers available during the performances. Even a special VIP Experience available. Taproom located at: 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO.

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company has a special S'Mores & Beer Pairing event tonight from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. There will be 4 LMBC beers paired with 4 different s'mores offerings. Beers featured are: Apple Saison, Renown Peanut Butter Porter, Imperial Porter and their IPA. Tickets are $15 for the pairing event. RSVP on their Facebook event page and follow their directions. Located at: 297 N US Hwy 287, Lafayette, CO.

Pumphouse Brewery - Attention Harley Davidson riders! Tomorrow, July 27th starting at 6pm, Pumphouse Brewery along with Harley Davidson motorcycles will sponsor a Roll-In Bike Show. Part of Longmont Bike Night. And by bike they mean choppers! Show off your ride. Located at: 540 Main St, Longmont, CO.

Shoes & Brews - This weeks specials and events: Today get $1 off taster trays. Thursday - Social Run starting at 6pm with @sweatxsport. Then on Friday get $1 off pints when you wear a Hawaiian shirt. Located at: 63 S Pratt Pkwy, Unit B, Longmont, CO.

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Larimer County Breweries

Big Beaver Brewing Company - You know the drill... It's Tuesday and that means Half-Price Growler Fills all day. Get any size to-go fills for half off. Keep the line orderly, m'kay? Located at: 2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 9, Loveland, CO.

Big Thompson Brewery has their regular Tuesday special today for Taster Tray Tuesday. Get 5 tasters for $5 or, if you're extra thirsty, get 8 tasters for $8. Taster trays make for great Instagram shots. Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.

C.B. & Potts Brewery & Taphouse - Over the weekend, C.B. & Potts tapped a new brew that you'll want to try. Stop in and ask for a Halley's Comet. It's a dry hopped American wheat ale that was brewed with a huge load of Comet hops. It's got a taste that'll get you feeling like taking a trip around the solar system. Located at: 1427 W Elizabeth St, Fort Collins, CO.

City Star Brewing - There's a lot going on this week at City Star starting off with Trivia on Wednesday night starting at 7:30pm. Live music in the taproom on Thursday (Corey Rezner), Friday (Daveliie Band) and Saturday (Hotfoot) this week. Food trucks outside on Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun. Plus, don't forget the bottle release of Pancho, a tequila barrel-aged sour honey wheat this Saturday, July 30th. Limit 1 case of 22oz bottles per person ($15 each). Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

Crow Hop Brewing offers Happy Hour from 2-5pm today where you can get $1 off flagship pints. Located at: 217 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO.

Equinox Brewing Company tapped two new beers over the weekend. Stop in to try these new batches: Big Dipper Honey Nut Cheerio Brown Ale and also the Midsummer Pale Ale. Look for two other beers coming soon: Cumulus Wit and Cosmic Kolsch. Located at: 133 Remington St, Fort Collins, CO.

Fort Collins Brewery - Help FCB raise funds for The House That Beer Built II today. All day today from 11am to 9pm in the tavern, FCB will donate all proceeds from sales of their Hefeweizen to Habitat for Humanity and The House That Beer Built. Drink for a good cause! Located at: 1020 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Horse & Dragon Brewing Company - Tonight at the brewery, come socialize, get informed and start participating with Partners Mentoring Youth's first SIP Series event. Partners Mentoring Youth will be talking about the Mentoring Gap for youth, who it affects, what impact it has on our youth, and what you can do to help close this gap. The talk will run from 7:00pm to 7:30pm tonight and there will be time to socialize before and after. Participants will receive a round of beer from H&D and free snacks will be available too. Help be the difference in the life of a child. Located at: 124 Racquette Dr, Fort Collins, CO.

Intersect Brewing - Progress is being made towards opening later this summer. Intersect Brewing has been working with Maxline Brewing and Troubadour Maltings on their initial test brew. Get ready for more updates on their plans for opening soon. Brewery will be located at: 2160 W Drake Rd, Ste A-1, Fort Collins, CO.

Jessup Farm Barrel House had two beer releases over the weekend that you can still enjoy today. Stop in for a taste or a glass of either their Leggy Blonde barrel-aged ale with Brettanomyces or their Dancing in Publick Whiskey bourbon barrel-aged brown ale collaboration beer they did with both William Oliver's Publick House and Dancing Pines Distillery. Today all hospitality and service industry workers get $2 pints all day. Located at: 1921 Jessup Dr, Fort Collins, CO.

Loveland Aleworks - A free pint is waiting for you at Loveland Aleworks. All you have to do to get it is buy a t-shirt or other Loveland Aleworks gear tonight. Remember the gear you already bought? Good - wear it tonight and get $1 off your pint. It pays to represent! Located at: 118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO.

McClellan's Brewing Company - What's infinitely more better than listening to the DNC? How about $6 growler refills all day at McClellan's! You might need two of them to get you through all those speeches. Located at: 1035 S Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins, CO.

Old Colorado Brewing Company - Today marks the release of their Opa Brown Ale. And to top it off, you'll get $1 off pints too today. All tips received from now thru the end of the month will go to Colorado Horse Rescue Network. Located at: 8121 S 1st St, Wellington, CO.

Pateros Creek Brewing Company - Make yourself a reminder - Monday through Friday from Noon to 4pm is Happy Hour at PCBC with $1 off pints. Grab some lunch and have yourself a discounted brew! Who says you have to wait until 5 o'clock? Located at: 242 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Snowbank Brewing Company will be the focus of a special Beer Dinner hosted at The Wapiti Colorado Pub Loveland this Thursday, July 28th at 5:30pm. This will be a full five-course beer pairing. The cost is $38 per person if you preorder - call (970) 635-1985 for reservations. Also, back in the taproom, today is Tech Tuesday. If you work for a local tech company or for an educational facility then show your work ID and get $2 off pints all day. Open today 2pm to 8pm. Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Ste, 1, Fort Collins, CO.

Weld County Breweries

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - Included in the 60 Colorado craft beers on tap are 4 of Brix very own house brews. Come get a taste of these brews: Suntoucher IPA, Blondie on the Block Blonde Ale, Bikini Bottom Pineapple Wheat or their Irish Red. So many beers to choose from. Betcha can't catch 'em all. Also, tonight is a special FATE Brewing Pint Night tonight starting at 7pm to 9pm. Some of the FATE Brewing staff from Boulder will be on site pouring several of their beers. Located at: 813 8th Street, Greeley, CO.

Echo Brewing Company - After a short hiatus, Tuesday Trivia is back tonight from 7pm to 8:30pm. The taproom is open today from 3:00pm to 9:00pm. Stop in for a brew and a bite and bring your friends for Trivia. Located at: 5969 Iris Pkwy, Frederick, CO.

Grand Lake's 16th Street Tavern is offering a special Trivia session tonight just for all your 21+ Pokemon GO players out there. It's Pokemon Trivia starting at 7:00pm. Best trivia players will win some awesome prizes. Plus, it's $6 Unlimited Grilled Cheese Toppings day today too. Pair that with your favorite Grand Lake beer. Also, check out their newly renovated exterior! Located at: 915 16th Street, Greeley, CO.

High Hops Brewery - Wednesday's Firkin Release this week is a pineapple saison called "Saison Pants Part Deux". This is a funky, tangy brew with sweet undertones of tropical fruit. It taps July 27th at 5pm. Also, Pokemon GO players will want to show up at the brewery on Wednesday, August 3rd sporting your Pokemon team color from 4pm to 7pm for a Pokemon Meetup. If you wear your team color you'll get 10% off your beer tab. Later this week, live music on Friday 6-8pm, Saturday 5-7pm and Sunday 3-5pm out on the patio stage. Located at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.

Special Events

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Brew Fests This Week
- Arapahoe County Fair Craft Brew Festival - July 29 - Aurora, CO.
- West End Tavern's Jul-IPA Rooftop Party - July 30 - Boulder, CO.

Details on these events can be found in the July Beer Fest Calendar.

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Mid-Year 2016 Craft Beer Growth Statistics


Brewers Association Mid-Year Metrics Show Continued Growth for Craft

Brewery Count Reaches Historic High

[Press Release] Boulder, CO • July 26, 2016—Craft brewers are still growing, according to new mid-year data released by the Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers. American craft beer production volume increased eight percent during the first half of the year.

“While the craft brewing industry is entering a period of maturation, most markets are not near saturation,” said Bart Watson, chief economist, Brewers Association. “As craft’s base gets larger, as with any industry, it becomes more difficult for it to grow at the same percentage rate. Yet there is still tremendous dynamism reflected in eight percent growth for craft. Production growth of small and independent craft brewers continues to be one of the main bright spots for domestic beer in the U.S. Even in a more competitive market, for the vast majority of small and independent brewers, opportunities still exist.”

As of June 30, a record high of 4,656 breweries were operating in the U.S, an increase of 917 breweries over the same time period of the previous year. Additionally, there were approximately 2,200 breweries in planning. Craft brewers currently employ an estimated 121,843 full-time and part-time workers in a variety of roles including many of manufacturing jobs, all of which contribute significantly to the U.S. economy.

“The opening rate compared to closing rate for breweries remains incredibly strong, with a historic number of breweries operating in the U.S.,” added Watson. “As long as there is growing consumer demand, beer lovers’ thirst will continue to advance the category of craft brewed beer from small and independent producers.”

Note: The data set includes the small and independent breweries that the Brewers Association anticipates being included in the 2016 data set.

Craft brewer definition: An American craft brewer is small, independent and traditional. Small: Annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less (approximately 3 percent of U.S. annual sales). Beer production is attributed to the rules of alternating proprietorships. Independent: Less than 25 percent of the craft brewery is owned or controlled (or equivalent economic interest) by an alcoholic beverage industry member that is not itself a craft brewer. Traditional: A brewer that has a majority of its total beverage alcohol volume in beers whose flavor derives from traditional or innovative brewing ingredients and their fermentation. Flavored malt beverages (FMBs) are not considered beers.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Best Beer Bars in Boulder County

Best Beer Bars in Boulder County Colorado
Looking for a great Colorado beer bar in the Boulder - Longmont area? If you want variety and selection - Boulder County not only has some of the best craft breweries in the state but also has some of the best beer bars around.

The cities of Boulder, Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette, Lyons, and Niwot Colorado have a multitude of fine eating and drinking establishments with large craft beer selections to choose from. Whether it be fresh on tap or from a great collection of local, domestic or import beer in bottles - these places won't steer you wrong.

Note: Local breweries have purposely been kept off this list. In addition, chain restaurants such as Old Chicago, Buffalo Wild Wings, The Tilted Kilt and East Coast Pizza have also been kept off the list as you can find those all across America. This list focuses on the area's unique beer bars, pubs & restaurants only.

Boulder County Locations
Last updated: July 24, 2016

Backcountry Pizza and Tap House
2319 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 449-4285
Facebook Page
Over 68 world-wide & craft beers on draft plus over 300 bottled beers. Daily Happy Hour 3-6pm with $1 off drafts. Big food menu too.


Lucky Pie (The)
637 Front Street
Louisville, CO 80027
(303) 666-5743
luckypiepizza.com
Over 21 craft beer taps - original location - big outdoor patio - hand crafted pizzas. Many beer events / takeovers.


Next Door (Boulder)
1035 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
(720) 542-8159
thekitchen.com/nextdoor-boulder/
A community pub serving great American pub food with vegan and vegetarian selections and a variety of craft beers. Around 10+ rotating beers on tap.


Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids
1555 S Hover Road
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 485-9400
oskarbluesfooderies.com/home-made-liquids-and-solids
Owned by Oskar Blues - 40+ craft beers on tap including 12+ of their own - Blues-themed restaurant with live music regularly.


Parry's Pizzeria & Bar
1232 South Hover Road
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 651-1010
www.parryspizza.com/longmont/
Featuring 100 taps of the best craft beers available from local, regional and worldwide. Serving up some of the best pizza, wings and calzones around.


Smokin' Daves BBQ & Taphouse
228 Main Street
Lyons, CO 80540
(720) 325-5033
www.smokindavesq.com
20 craft beers on tap, many more available in bottles. One of the best places for BBQ in the Boulder County area.


The Kitchen / Upstairs
1039 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 544-5973
thekitchen.com/the-kitchen-boulder/
Upscale restaurant with a cocktail bar (Upstairs). 5 taps and 50 bottled beers. Frequent access to hard to get beers. Beer dinners.


The Sink
1165 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-7465
thesink.com
Long-time established restaurant with 18+ beers on tap including featured locals, plus a variety of bottled beers.


West End Tavern
926 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-3535
thewestendtavern.com
Award winning classic American tavern with great craft beer selection - 25 draft beers, 25 bottled beers and even 75 bourbons. Satellite Tap Room every 1st Thursday of the month.


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Friday, July 22, 2016

NoCo Beer News 072216

Black Bottle Brewery - Fort Collins CO
[Northern Colorado Beer News] - If only Friday came more than once a week. It practically does when you live around so many breweries here in Northern Colorado. There's a full docket of beer, music and festivals this weekend. Let Fermentedly Challenged give you some ideas of where to go this weekend to enjoy a pint or two. Several big anniversary parties this week too. Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Friday, July 22nd, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: Black Bottle Brewery in Fort Collins, CO

Boulder County Breweries

Asher Brewing Company has a wide selection of organic beer both on draft and to go. Try their beers in 1/2 pints, full pints or to-go growlers. Tonight's food truck is the Smoke Wagon Sammich Peddler starting at 5pm. Pair that food with one of these brews: Green Bullet Organic IPA, Greenade Organic Double IPA, Tree Hugger Organic Amber, Green Monstah Organic Strong Ale, or Green Lantern Organic Kolsch. Located at: 4699 Nautilus Ct #104, Boulder, CO.

Avery Brewing Company - This being a presidential election year, Avery Brewing is bringing back a brew that was originally released to celebrate Inauguration Day back in 2009. Now they're giving this beer a 3rd term - welcome back "Ale to the Chief", a Presidential Pale Ale. This is a bigger version of an American pale ale with more hops and malts boosting the ABV up to 8.1%. Then it was dry hopped with American-grown Cascade hops to make it as bold as a presidential candidate. This beer will be available across 21 states of the union. Look for it on store shelves. Located at: 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO.

Bootstrap Brewing - "In olden days, a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking. But now, God knows" Anything Gose! And they mean Gose (goes-uh). This new collaboration beer they did with BJ's Brewhouse and Shine Brewing debuts today at Bootstrap Brewing. It's a German sour wheat ale made with Himalayan Sea Salt, peppercorn and rose hips. Just 2 kegs of this are available at Bootstrap so be sure to try one before it's gone. Live music tonight from Native Station starting at 6:00pm. Located at: 6778 N 79th St, Niwot, CO.

Crystal Springs Brewing Company - Nothing beats having a Dad spend time with his son. And when that son is fully grown, a Dad doesn't get to spend much time with him anymore. That's why when Crystal Springs brewer Tom recently got together with his son Bob, they brewed up a special batch of "Bob's Cedar IPA", an award winning brew that his son had made with his dad years ago. Now on July 30th at 1:00pm, Crystal Springs Brewing will tap their latest batch, only this time they made a big 15 barrel batch of it. Both Tom and Bob will be in the taproom to talk about their beer. Located at: 657 S Taylor Ave, Louisville, CO.

Front Range Brewing Company - Enjoy a beer out on the patio and listen to live music from Mark Winters tonight from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Try one of these beers: Sonnebahn Berlinerweisse, Pina Colada Porter, TrHOPical Illusion IPA, Priairie Fie Helles, Hogback Double IPA, Coal Creek Brown Ale, Colorado Fall Coffee Stout, or a Piney Ridge Dunkle. There's even an ESB and Belgian Dubbel on the nitro taps. Located at: 400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.

Gravity Brewing - Don't forget! Tonight is the tapping of their newest beer "Flight To Mars" American Red Ale. This is a highly sessionable beer dry hopped with Falconer's Flight. Start off your weekend with a Flight To Mars. You might just see some little green men! Located at: 1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, CO.

Left Hand Brewing Company - If it's Friday, then it must be time for another July Friday Infusion. Stop in today and ask for their Introvert IPA infusion with coconut and cascade hops in the Tasting Room. Another fabulous infusion will follow next Friday! Located at: 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO.

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company has their Czech Pilsner back on tap and ready for a summer sipping session. Crush one of these 5.3% ABV brews tonight. Located at: 297 N US Hwy 287, Lafayette, CO.

Odd13 Brewing - Coming this Sunday, July 24th, the tapping of Fairy Hopmother IPA. This brew was brewed with a big load of Huell Melon, Nelson Sauvin and Mosaic hops. This is a taproom exclusive beer so you'll need to come down to try it. Rumor has it that you'll soon be able to get this beer in 6-pack cans to go also. Limit 1 case per customer. Located at: 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO.

The Pumphouse Brewery - It's the final 3 days of their 20th Anniversary Celebration and every day this weekend (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday) you can get any Pumphouse beer for only $3! Bring your friends and make your own party with that deal. Located at: 540 Main St, Longmont, CO.

SKEYE Brewing - Enjoy a brew or two and listen in to the Austin rock-n-roll sounds of the Jackson Cloud Band. The brews flow from 3pm to 10pm and the band starts playing at 8pm. Beers on tap: SKEYE's the LImit IPA, SMASH 1, Jinxie Wheat, The Prairie Scholars Pale Ale, Tobias Red Ale, and Titus Porter. Located at: 900 S Hover St, Ste D, Longmont, CO.

The Post Brewing Company - Now available - their Elkhorn Lager, part of their bottle conditioned beer series, is now available in big 750ml bottles. This beer is named for the first saloon to open in Lafayette back in 1893. Available at the brewery and in local stores. Located at: 105 W Emma St, Lafayette, CO.

Twisted Pine Brewing Company's 21st Anniversary celebration continues today with 24 great beers on tap and live music from Augustus from 6-8pm. Tonight, $1 from every pint sold will go to "Moving to End Sexual Assualt" (MESA). Located at: 3201 Walnut St, Boulder, CO.

Very Nice Brewing Company invites you to enjoy a beer and listen to the live music from Eric Stone tonight starting at 6pm. Doors are open from 12pm to 9pm today. It's a great place to relax and start the weekend. Located at: 20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO.

Vindication Brewing Company both the beer and the music are tapping tonight. The sounds of "Many Mountains" returns to the taproom from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Food available from Farm & Smoke tonight. Located at: 6880 Winchester Circle, Boulder, CO.

Wild Woods Brewery has a full line-up of beers for you this weekend: River Rock Brown (cask & CO2), Tropical Paradise Imperial IPA, Crimson Sky Rye IPA, Sagebrush Wheat, Oaked Sorachi IPA, Wild Eagle, plus 6 year round brews are flowing, and Arepas Caribbean food will is back too. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.

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Larimer County Breweries

Berthoud Brewing Company - Live music and beer will be flowing this Friday and Saturday night. Tonight listen to the Antonio Lopez Duo starting at 6pm. Then on Saturday, Stephanie Krueger-Domingue returns at 6pm. Located at: 450 8th Street Ste B, Berthoud, CO.

Big Beaver Brewing Company is one of the few places giving out free beer tonight as part of their Free Beer Friday. They select a keg of beer. Your first beer is free the 1st half hour on the hour, until the keg kicks. CSU students & staff (over 21) get a free tasting tray of 8 samples with your current CSU ID. Open Fridays 2pm to 10pm, Saturdays 12pm-10pm, Sundays-Thursdays 2pm-9pm. Located at: 2707 W. Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 9, Loveland, CO.

Big Thompson Brewery offers you a Free pint today when you buy any Big Thompson gear. Stop in Saturday at 2:00pm for a session of Adult Brewery Coloring - unleash your creative spirit. Then drop back in this Sunday for live music with local singer/songwriter John Bunzli. Open Fridays 1-10pm, Saturdays 12-10pm, Sundays 1-8pm. Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.

City Star Brewing just tapped their Vanilla Bandit Brown on the nitro tap today! Then tomorrow they'll tap "Rail 'Rye'der" Pale Ale, an award winning beer with a combo of spicy Belgian yeast with the rye malts and a medium hop bitterness. Live music Friday with The Road West from 7pm to 9:30pm, and on Saturday with Daniella Katzir & Mike Tallman from 7pm to 9:30pm. Then limber up on Sunday at 11:15am with Craft Yoga, a free yoga class with Brie Michalik. BYO yoga mat over to Fickel Park for a 45 minute yoga session. Participants qualify for a $2 beer at City Star post-yoga. Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

Climb Hard Cider Company has a new cider being introduced today. Try their new "Jolly Green Apple", a hard cider made with Jolly Rancher Green Apple candies to give it a bold aroma and a blend of tart and sweet apple flavors. Embrace the apple! Located at: 2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 3, Loveland, CO.

Funkwerks - Just tapped at Funkwerks - Dirty Chai Ten. It's their regular Ten infused with chai spices and coffee. Also available - try their Cocoa Rosa Saison, a brew infused with chocolate and rose tea. Located at: 1900 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - The VIP pig roast is sold out for tonight, but you can still sit and enjoy a beer in their beer garden tonight with live music from Wendy Woo. Their 6th Anniversary celebration will be going on tonight and all day tomorrow. Stop in for some new brews, including tonight's firkin - Cinnamon Toast Crunch Snow Drop - made with real Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal! Located at: 623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.

Loveland Aleworks - Over the next four weeks at Loveland Aleworks there will be four new seasonal brews released that you'll want to try: a Cucumber American Red Ale (taps today July 22nd), a Strawberry Sour Ale (July 29th), Double Birds Imperial IPA (August 5th) and Chocolate Oatmeal Stout (August 12th). These beers will be replacing the current seasonal line-up. Also, look for Loveland Aleworks to be pouring at the upcoming Gnarly Barley Brew Festival in Loveland on August 6th and at the Corn Roast Festival in Loveland in August. Located at: 118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO.

Pateros Creek Brewing Company offers a no-cover charge music session of piano rock from Amy Russell tonight starting at 7pm. Grab a patio beer and enjoy! Located at: 242 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Rally King Brewing - Why just celebrate birthdays on the year? Rally King is going to celebrate their 1 Year 1 Month Birthday tomorrow, July 23rd. They will do a new beer release every hour til close starting at 5pm. Here's what's tapping: Chipotle Stout, Jalepeno Lime Lager, Watermelon Wheat, and Whiskey Barrel Aged Brown Lager. There will be Giveaway items every hour too including Beer Growlers, Shirts and more). Live music from 6pm to 8pm from local group Anodyne. There will even be a $5 buy in Taco, Enchilada & Burrito bar catered by La Luz. Come celebrate 13 months of brewing! Located at: 1624 S Lemay Ave, Unit 4, Fort Collins, CO.

Snowbank Brewing Company - Tonight is a tapping night for Snowbank's Blueberry Moon Arete, a beer infused with over 5 pounds of fresh blueberries. As always, if you buy a food item tonight you can get discounted flagship pints to pair it with. Open from 12pm to 9pm today. Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Fort Collins, CO.

Soul Squared Brewing Company - Since they've yet to open a tasting room, you need to look to your local store or beer bar to find a Soul Squared brew and this week they've released their Extra Pale Ale (XPA). Check their website for a list of stores where you can find this beer. Visit: soulsquaredbrewing.com.

Verboten Brewing - There's so many beer on tap today at Verboten that their placard of staves are full - a full 16 beers! One reason for this is that they are tapping 3 new beers today: Blood Orange Silent Guardian Imperial IPA, Little Too Nonsense Imperial Stout, and Hillbilly IPA gluten reduced Dry-Hopped Brown Ale. Just like Pokemon, betcha wanna catch them all. (Drink responsibly though). Located at: 127 E 5th St, Loveland, CO.


Weld County Breweries

Brix Taphouse & Brewery - Have a hard time making up your mind? Well at least you have 60 Colorado craft beers to choose from at Brix Taphouse. Listen to live music from Devon tonight from 8-10pm while you decide which beer (or hard cider) you'll try next. Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.

Broken Plow Brewery will feature live music tonight from their very own Don Graham starting at 7pm. Plus there's a treat available for dinner tonight. Mad Smoker & Grill has been busy cooking up a whole hog all night long and it'll be ready to serve tonight. Meanwhile on tap, there's a new batch of the Moore's English Mild for you to enjoy. Located at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.

Crabtree Brewing Company - Hey Gamers! Put down that Pokemon Go for a night and stop in for Game Night at Crabtree every Saturday night from 7pm to 12am. BYO game or play one provided by hosts Amy and Lane. Gamers will enjoy $4 pints. Casual gamers, party gamers and board game enthusiasts welcome. Plus, attention 462 Club members, rumor has it that there will be a new bottle release event going on tomorrow at Crabtree. Check your email and the Facebook page for upcoming details. Located at: 2961 29th St, Greeley, CO.

WeldWerks Brewing Company has been busy with their crowler canning as they have four different beers available for take home in crowler cans today: Apricot Gose, Remember A Day Double IPA, Steambarrel IPA, and Juicy Bits New England IPA. Supplies are limited so grab em while they last. Coming soon out of the fermenters: Coffee Maple Achromatic Imperial Stout, Fruity Bits - a mango infused version of Juicy Bits, Imperial Cherry Saison, and a Blackberry Berliner. Live music tonight from Professor Fox Band at 7:30pm. Food available outside from Unkle Bean's Eatery starting at 5pm. Located at: 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO.

Wiley Roots Brewing Company kicks off their 3rd Anniversary Party today from 2pm to 11pm. Today featuring draft releases of their Single Hop Session IPA and a Watermelon Gose. In bottles, they are releasing "Funk Yo Couch" Wild Capture Brett Saison (available at 2pm). Later on, live music with Jake Bergstrom from 7-9pm, fireside S'mores from 9pm to close, and the Wing Shack will be on site serving up wings from 5pm to 10pm. THen on Saturday, July 23rd from 12pm to 11pm it's Day 2 of the Anniversary Party with 2 draft releases: Ginger Berliner and a Key Lime Gose. Plus, a bottle release of "Jam the Radar" dark raspberry sour at 12pm (limit 2 per person). Plus, a water balloon launch contest with prizes at 3pm. Also, a special ticketed side-event "Cigar and Beer Pairing" from 9pm to close. Wing Shack will once again be on site serving up wings. Located at: 625 3rd Street, Unit D, Greeley, CO.


Special Events

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

Brew Fests This Week
- Twisted Pine's 21st Anniversary - @ Twisted Pine Brewing Co - July 21-24 - Boulder, CO.
- 2016 Denver Summer Brew Fest - Mile High Station - July 22-23 - Denver, CO.
- Grimm Brothers Brewhouse 6th Anniversary - @ Grimm Bros - July 22-23 - Loveland, CO.
- Wiley Roots 3rd Anniversary Celebration - @ Wiley Roots Brewing - July 22-23 - Greeley, CO.
- Arvada on Tap - Craft Beer & BBQ Fest - Ralston Park - July 23 - Arvada, CO.
- Longmont CollaBEERation 5K & Brewfest - @ Left Hand Brewing - July 23 - Longmont, CO.
- Colorado Craft Beer Round Up - James Crist Park - July 23 - Frederick, CO.
- BoulDurango Finish Line Fest - @ Avery Brewing - July 23 - Boulder, CO.
- Longmont Mane Event - @ Großen Bart Brewery - July 23 - Longmont, CO.

Details on these events can be found in the July Beer Fest Calendar.


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Thursday, July 21, 2016

NoCo Beer News 072116

Estes Park Brewery
[Northern Colorado Beer News] - Can't wait for the weekend to start? You aren't alone. Luckily, there are plenty of beer specials today at many local Colorado brewery taprooms today. Fermentedly Challenged finds the best deals and events you'll want to check out. Thursdays are the real start to your weekend! Here's what's happening around the Northern Colorado craft beer scene today, Thursday, July 21st, 2016. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you're not getting the full story.
Picture of the Day: Estes Park Brewery in Estes Park, CO.

Boulder County

12Degree Brewing - There's two new batches of beer on tap this week. 12Degree Brewing has tapped "Treachery", their 2016 World Beer Cup Gold Medal Golden Strong Ale. The other is "Velour Fog", a big giant Quadrupel beer. Enjoy one tonight or this weekend. Located at: 820 Main St, Louisville, CO.

300 Suns Brewing - Get ready tonight for the comedy debate of the year! It's "Star Wars vs Star Trek" tonight from 6pm to 11pm. You help decide once and for all - who's better - Star Wars or Star Trek. The night starts off at 6pm with opening music from nerdy songwriter Seth Phillips. Then listen in to themed comedy from 4 comedians until 7:30pm. Then join in the live debate from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Warning: some material may not be suitable for children. So bring ear plugs for them. Located at: 335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO.

Avery Brewing Company will be the finish line for the annual BoulDurango Ride, a 436 mile bike journey ridden by members of Avery Brewing, Ska Brewing, Boulder Beer, Epic Brewing, Great Divide Brewing and Left Hand Brewing. Meet them all as they cross the finish line on Saturday, July 23rd. The event runs from 2pm to 6pm. Enjoy beers from all 6 breweries. Located at: 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO.

Bootstrap Brewing Company is the proud owner of a Gold medal from this year's US Open Beer Championship for their Stick's Pale Ale. That same beer won a Bronze medal earlier this year from the North American Brewers Awards. Come taste and see why this beer deserves its hardware! Located at: 6778 N 79th St, Niwot, CO.

Front Range Brewing Company has live Bluegrass music tonight in the taproom starting at 7:00pm. Enjoy a beer or two and stomp your feet! Located at: 400 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 1650, Lafayette, CO.

Gravity Brewing - Be sure to stop by this Friday, July 22nd for the tapping of their "Flight to Mars", a sessionable American Red Ale. This brew was hop bursted and dry hopped with Falconer's Flight hops. Stats: 4.5% ABV and 40 IBU. Everyone loves a hoppy red! Located at: 1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisvile, CO.

Left Hand Brewing Company invites you to attend this year's Leftapalooza - the Mile High Tribute Band Competition on Saturday, August 6th from 12pm to 10pm at Roosevelt Park in Longmont, CO. Left Hand will be providing all the beer while a boatload of tribute bands play the entire day. Pre-sale tickets are $10 or $12 at the door. Get the full VIP experience for $50 which includes premium seating, couches, shade, hourly food & beer pairings and private restrooms (no lines). Check out the details at: http://lefthandbrewing.com/events/leftapalooza-2/ - Left Hand Brewing is located at: 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO.

Odd13 Brewing - Fear not Odd13'ers! Eric The Red is now back on tap for your drinking pleasure. Also, for the artist in you... Bring your art supplies and a vinyl record tonight for a social evening of art, music and beer. Grab a pint, some paper, and a pencil or paintbrush and you'll be set. This event runs from 7pm to 9pm tonight. Located at: 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO.

Old Mine Cidery & Brewpub - Cool off after attending today's Farmers Market tonight with a special 5oz pour of their unique Mango Cayenne Sour hard cider! Like nothing you ever tasted in a cider before. Located at: 500 Briggs St, Erie, CO.

Oskar Blues Brewery - Tonight's the night for the Cigar City "Fuster Cluck" tap takeover at The Tasty Weasel Taproom of Oskar Blues starting at 4:30pm. They will feature the Colorado debut of Cigar City's Jai Alai IPA. Plus, they will tap two beers from Perrin Brewing as well (Blackberry IPA and Black Ale). Live music too. Located at: 1800 Pike Rd, Unit B, Longmont, CO.

SKEYE Brewing - Get ready for another SKEYE-HOP, a night of swing dance and lessons set for Wednesday, July 27th from 7pm to 10pm. The last SKEYE-HOP was such a success they decided to do it again! Boulder Swing is partnering with SKEYE Brewing to host a special swing dance on Wednesday, July 27th, in Longmont. Get a special drop-in swing crash course from 7pm to 8pm, followed by a social dance with live music from Banshee Tree from 8-10 PM. Learn to dance in a friendly and supportive environment! No partner or experience needed! This is an all ages event. Located at: 900 S Hover St, Ste D, Longmont, CO.

Upslope Brewing Company recently tapped their Cherrywood Saison at their Flatiron Park tap room. It's a 5.4% ABV brew that'll get your taste buds' curiosity. Try a glass before it's gone. Located at: 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO.

Very Nice Brewing Company has a lot of live music on tap for this weekend Thursday through Sunday. Tonight they'll host a Celtic Session with The Gael from 6pm to 8pm. Friday listen to Eric Stone from 6pm to 8pm. Saturday brings Old's Cool Rock from 6-8pm, and on Sunday it's the sounds of Flash Mountain Flood from 4pm to 7pm. Lots of beer available on tap for your weekend in Ned. Located at: 20 Lakeview Drive, Unit 112, Nederland, CO.

Vindication Brewing Company has a beer special like no other. On Thursdays sometime between 5pm and 7pm they will host a Happy Half Hour. Get a $3.50 pint of a select core beer for a random half-hour. Live music from Many Mountains on Friday night from 5:30pm to 8pm. Then on Saturday, get $4 off all growler fills and buy core bomber bottles for $5.50 all day. If you're still thirst on Mondays, get $1.50 off pints all day! Located at: 6880 Winchester Circle, Unit F, Boulder, CO.

West Flanders Brewing Company - Are you into playing Bluegrass? Then you might like to join in for a good ol' fashioned Bluegrass Pick on Mondays AND Thurdays in the evenings. All levels of pickers are welcome to join in. You can call (303) 447-2739 for details. There's around 11 beers on tap this week. Stop in and find your favorite. Located at: 1125 Pearl St, Boulder, CO.

Wibby Brewing - Are you into awesome cars? Stop by the Wibby Brewing parking lot this Saturday for a special Car Show. The doors open at 11:30am and the Car Show runs from 12pm to 5pm before the ColoRODans 46th Annual Rod Festival Cruise. Located at: 209 Emery St, Longmont, CO.

Wild Woods Brewery has their River Rock Brown Ale back on tap today. It's billed as a smooth brown ale brewed with hot rocks heated over a fire which helps to sear and caramelize the brew. They'll also have a dry hopped version of this with EKG hops. Located at: 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO.

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Larimer County

1933 Brewing Company - Warm up your voice, tune up your guitar, dust off your keyboard and bring 'em all down to 1933 Brewing tonight for their Open Mic Night. Show off your crazy musical (or comedy) skillz in a comfortable friendly environment. Open Mic runs from 5pm to 8pm. Sign up. They're open from 3pm to 8pm tonight. Located at: 4025 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO.

Berthoud Brewing Company - Thursdays are Ladies Night in the taproom. Ladies get beer discounts all night long. Open from 2pm to 9pm. Located at: 450 8th Street, Berthoud, CO.

Big Beaver Brewing Company is also hosting Ladies Night tonight with 1/2 prices pints all night long. Plus, come for Geeks Who Drink Trivia tonight from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Located at: 2707 W Eisenhower Blvd, Unit 9, Loveland, CO.

Big Thompson Brewery celebrates Thirsty Thursday tonight with $1 off ALL pints from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. #LetTheBeerFlow through you! Located at: 114 E 15th St, Loveland, CO.

City Star Brewing wants you to find the G-Spot, the G-Spot Noshery food truck that is - parked outside the taproom from 4-8pm tonight. Enjoy $1 off pints all night long for Thirsty Thursdays. Also tonight is live music from singer songwriter Russ Hopkins starting at 7pm. The weekend starts on Thursdays at City Star. Located at: 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO.

Crow Hop Brewing Company - Congrats to Crow Hop for taking home two Bronze medals in this year's US Open Beer Championship for their "Big Water Nut" Brown Ale and their Rado's Red Ale in the Irish Red Ale category. This is the 2nd award for Rado's Red Ale in 3 years. Crow Hop plans to send these beers and other flagship brews out in cans later this year with their upcoming installation of a canning line. This will enhance their existing sales of kegs and 22oz bottles. Located at: 217 E 3rd Street, Loveland, CO.

Equinox Brewing is celebrating their outdoor patio's 6th birthday this week and to celebrate they will host live music on it nightly Friday, Saturday and Sunday this week. Listen to Crescent City Connection on Friday from 7-9pm, Fireside Collective on Saturday, and Derek Blake on Sunday (4-6pm). Always something new on tap at Equinox. Located at: 133 Remington St, Fort Collins, CO.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - The polls are in and the Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Friends Facebook group has named "Little Red Cap" their choice for today's beer special. Today only, in honor of Grim Bros' upcoming 6th Anniversary Celebration this weekend, you can get $3 pints of Little Red Cap all day long! Stop in and start the anniversary party 1 day early! Tomorrow is the big VIP Pig Roast (tickets required) and Saturday, is the free to attend event with games and giveaways. It's a big weekend at Grimm Brothers - plan to stop in and wish them Happy Anniversary! Located at: 623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO.

Horse & Dragon Brewing Company - This Saturday, July 23 from noon to six Horse & Dragon Brewing will be tapping a firkin of Whistle Blast Brown spiked with a tad o' Horsetooth Hot Sauce's Smokestack Lightning chipotle hot sauce. They're calling it "Lightning Brown"! 100% of the proceeds of the firkin will go toward The House That Beer Built II, an effort by 12 local breweries to raise funds and help Habitat for Humanity to build a house for the Beavers family this fall. July 23rd also marks 3 years since they received the keys to the building and began building the brewery. Come celebrate with the H&D staff! Located at: 124 Racquette Drive, Fort Collins, CO.

Maxline Brewing just landed their first draft account at The Mayor of Old Town in FoCo and you can find their Irish Red on tap starting July 30th during the Pokemon Go Beer Crawl. Back in the Maxline taproom, there will be live music tonight from 7pm to 9pm by Frog Bottom Boys, plus personal pizzas from Canino's Italian Restaurant and garlic cheddar pretzels from Great Harvest Bread Co. Located at: 2701 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

New Belgium Brewing has several newly tapped beers on today in their Liquid Center today. Try these: Oscar Worth Coffee Ale, Flowering Citrus Ale, Amarillo Melon Ale, Apple Felix Love, Summer Wheat, Tart Lychee and La Folie! Yum! Located at: 500 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO.

Odell Brewing Company - Word on the street says that there are several new pilot brews on tap today in the Odell tap room. Try the "Peak & Prairies" Belgian Ale or the "Feelin' Crabby" Wheat Pale Ale, or "Hop Shop" single hop pale ale with Mosaic. Located at: 800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO.

Old Colorado Brewing Company is the focus of a short video promo made by History Colorado. Check out this short 3 minute video showcasing the brewery, the town and its history. If you can't see the video below visit YouTube. Located at: 8121 1st St, Wellington, CO.


Rally King Brewing - Watermelons are coming into season and Rally King has been making beer with it. Stop in this Saturday, July 23rd for the release of their Watermelon Wheat". A perfect summertime beer. And for those who like things a bit more hoppy - come try their line-up of hoppy beers including: H.I.P., Red Scooter Red Extra Pale Ale, Surfer Girl IPA, and Citra-Licious Grapefruit IPA. Located at: 1624 S Lemay Ave, Unit 4, Fort Collins, CO.

Snowbank Brewing Company - What's the best way to buy your friend a beer when they can't join you when you're there? Simple, buy them a beer and have their name put up on the SnowBANK board. This beer will be waiting for them for up to 3 months. Who knows, maybe your name is already up on the SnowBANK board. Come see! Tonight's special is for members of the Service Industry - Buy one get one pints on Thursday. Show your Service Member employee ID to qualify. Then on Friday through Sunday, if you buy any item from the food truck outside you'll get $1 off a flagship pint. And don't forget to come to the 2nd Annual Breakfast Blizzard Bonanza happening in the Snowbank Brewing parking lot this Sunday, July 24th. Located at: 225 N Lemay Ave, Ste 1, Fort Collins, CO.

Verboten Brewing Company was busy over at Fort Collins Brewery today making a collaboration beer with them that will debut at the Great American Beer Festival in October down in Denver. They brewed a special Steam White Stout! Something to look forward to. If you can't wait that long, you can always stop in on Friday for the release of their Blood Orange Silent Guardian Imperial IPA and also the Little Too Nonsense Imperial Stout. Located at: 127 E 5th St, Loveland, CO.

Zwei Brewing will be the subject of a Mini Tap Takeover / Tap Invasion over at Three Four Beer Company in Fort Collins, CO on Friday, July 22nd from 7pm to 9pm. Come meet the Brewer from Zwei Brewing and try one of the three beers they will have on tap including: Neue Vienna Lager, CC Double IPA, and Spresso Love Porter. Three Four Beer Co is loated at: 829 S Shields St #100, Fort Collins, CO.


Weld County

Brix Taphouse & Brewery and Quizmaster Entertainment present Trivia Night tonight in the taphouse starting at 7pm. How many beers does it take to be awesome at Trivia? Let's find out... 1.. 2.. - You'll have to find out the final answer for yourself. Bring a friend and join in. Located at: 813 8th St, Greeley, CO.

Broken Plow Brewery offers Open Mic Night every Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 9:00pm out on the patio (weather permitting else indoors). Come play, sing, you can perform just about anything. Well, they mean almost anything. It's always near a full house for this event so get there early for a good seat. Plenty of fresh made beer on tap. Located just over a mile from Fermentedly Challenged HQ at: 4731 W 10th St, Unit G, Greeley, CO.

High Hops Brewery - Tapping today - "A Shot in the Dark", a dark milk stout aged with cold brewed coffee beans plus a dose of vanilla! It's never too hot for embracing the dark side. Located at: 6461 Hwy 392, Windsor, CO.

Wild Cider opens its taproom just 3 nights a week - Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday and offers its complete line-up of Colorado-made hard ciders. They've got a wonderful outdoor patio for you to enjoy. Stay til sunset as they have one of the best mountain sunset views in the area. Located at: 11455 County Road 17, Firestone, CO.

Wiley Roots Brewing Company - Get ready to try several new beer releases this weekend for Wiley Roots' 3rd Anniversary party. Look forward to their innovative beers like "Jam the Radar" and "Funk Yo Couch". Jam the Radar is a HUGE 18.5% ABV blend of both a golden sour beer aged in wine barrels with raspberry puree and a dark sour aged in whiskey barrels. Funk Yo Couch is a funky brett Saison. These two beers will be available in bottles for the first 225 customers (limit of 2 bottles per person). Bottles will be $12 each for a 750ml size. more 3rd Anniversary details can be found on the Wiley Roots Facebook page. Located at: 625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO.


Special Events

Great American Beer Festival Ticket Pre-Sale - Want to get in on the early pre-sale of GABF tickets this year? You've got until 11:59pm on Sunday, July 24th to join the American Homebrewers Association to qualify to buy early tickets 1 day before the general public does. AHA members can buy GABF tix on August 2nd at 10am MDT. The general public can buy on August 3rd MDT. Get access to the Saturday afternoon session with membership! Join or Renew now!

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Brew Fests This Week
- Twisted Pine's 21st Anniversary - @ Twisted Pine Brewing Co - July 21-24 - Boulder, CO.
- 2016 Denver Summer Brew Fest - Mile High Station - July 22-23 - Denver, CO.
- Grimm Brothers Brewhouse 6th Anniversary - @ Grimm Bros - July 22-23 - Loveland, CO.
- Wiley Roots 3rd Anniversary Celebration - @ Wiley Roots Brewing - July 22-23 - Greeley, CO.
- Arvada on Tap - Craft Beer & BBQ Fest - Ralston Park - July 23 - Arvada, CO.
- Longmont CollaBEERation 5K & Brewfest - @ Left Hand Brewing - July 23 - Longmont, CO.
- Colorado Craft Beer Round Up - James Crist Park - July 23 - Frederick, CO.
- BoulDurango Finish Line Fest - @ Avery Brewing - July 23 - Boulder, CO.
- Longmont Mane Event - @ Großen Bart Brewery - July 23 - Longmont, CO.

Details on these events can be found in the July Beer Fest Calendar.


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